His And Her Circumstances (Kare Kano)

Source: IMDb

What is it?

The 1998 Japanese anime (animated) comedy-romance-drama television show His And Her Circumstances (Kare Kano) that was directed by Hideaki Anno and Kazuya Tsurumaki, and was based on the manga Kare Kano by Masami Tsuda.

What is it about?

This is how the Anime News Network describes this television show:

Yukino Miyazawa is really, really vain, and loves to hear people praise her.

She’s always been the best at everything, and always tries to look perfect.

But when Yukino goes to high school, she’s finally upstaged–by Souichiro Arima, who scores better on the entrance exams and instantly snatches the attention of the class.

By accident, Arima finds out that Yukino is just pretending, and this starts off a series of events that lead to Yukino and Arima falling in love.

They then have to cope with a lot of obstacles in their relationship.

Here is a playlist on YouTube of the first two episodes of this television show:

Final Thoughts

Years ago when I watched this television show I was not sure what to expect and I probably did not expect to like it, but I actually liked it and I thought that it was a well-balanced anime especially for this genre.

This anime was one of the animes that I got back in the mIRC days, thanks to my former classmate SS, he was ahead of his time when it came to things like this.

It is unfortunate that disputes between the creators prevented this television series from ever being properly finished and it messed up its production and it did not reach its full potential, but even with that it turned out pretty good if you remove those recap episodes.

This anime could be funny at times and then get serious jumping between comedy and drama and romance and even a bit of action at times smoothly, various animation styles were used and various references were made throughout the show, and I liked how it showed various aspects of some of the characters lives (family, school, friendships, et cetera).

This television show covered various things that you can relate to from your high school years, I like how the two main characters were from families with two different income levels, and how different sides of these characters were shown.

Here is a review of this television show by Subsonic Sparkle:

The end,

-John Jr


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