Kimi ga Nozomu Eien: Next Season – Anime Review

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kiminozo2Name: Kimi ga Nozomu Eien: Next Season
Genre: Drama
Episodes: 4
Aired: December 21, 2007 – December 19, 2008
Based On: Kimi ga Nozomu Eien visual novel
Director: Hideki Takayama
Produced By: Brains Base, Bandai Visual
US Distribution By: Not Licensed


Character Japanese Cast English Cast (N/A)
Takayuki Narumi: Kisho Taniyama
Haruka Suzumiya: Minami Kuribayashi
Akane Suzumiya: Kaori Mizuhashi
Shinji Taira: Makoto Aoki
Mitsuki Hayase: Chiaki Takahashi
Dr. Motoko Kouzuki: Mami Kosuge


Kimi ga Nozomu Eien: Next Season is an alternate ending OVA series to the Kimi ga Nozomu Eien (aka Rumbling Hearts) TV anime series, in which Takayuki chooses Haruka instead of Mitsuki to be with at the end.  Of course, it’s not as easy as that, as Haruka starts to fear that she’s being nothing but a burden to Takayuki and attempts to break off their relationship.  Akane, in disbelief over the two’s apparent separation does everything she can to try to get the two back together.

This OVA might be a nice set of episodes for those who are just so distraught over Takayuki not choosing Haruka at the end of the TV series that they’re in outright denial, but other than that, this OVA doesn’t seem to have all that much to offer.  The storytelling was only mediocre, it seemed to focus almost more on Akane, despite it being a series about Haruka (in theory), and it took a dip in production values all around.

Given how short this series is, it probably isn’t so bad that you’ll wish for those 2 hours of your life back, but if it was much longer, you might think that.  If you’re a hard core KimiNozo fan, you might like to check this out, but for anyone else, this probably isn’t worth it.


Story: 3/5
Animation: 3/5
Music: 4/5
English Dubs: N/A

Overall: 3/5

First Watched: December 2007 – December 2008
Do I Own: No
Do I Recommend: No

Kimi ga Nozomu Eien: Next Season – Episode 4 [END]

It’s (finally) The Melancholy of Haruka Suzumiya Kima ga Nozomu Eien: Next Season episode 4. In this episode, Haruka and Akana are told that how they look at the world is all wrong, and then they realize their wrongs, and then all becomes well with the world once again.

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Kimi ga Nozomu Eien: Next Season – Episode 3

It’s Episode 3 of The Melancholy of Akane Suzumiya KimiNozo ~Next Season~, and this time it’s focused on Akane, who finds it weird that Takayuki has stopped visiting and calling and decides to find out why. Oh, and go step in cap crap.

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Kimi ga Nozomu Eien: Next Season – Episode 2

It’s finally here! Episode 2 of The Melancholy of Haruka Suzumiya Kimi ga Nozomu Eien: Next Season. In this episode, we finally get to see Mitsuki, and we get the 15-minute version of Kimi ga Nozomu Eien (sort of).

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Did Mitsuki turn lesbo?! OMGWTFBBQ!!! It looks like Mitsuki has been using heavy doses of anti-aging cream

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Kimi ga Nozomu Eien: Next Season – Episode 1

Welcome to a new series that I’ll be blogging: Kima ga Nozomu Eien: Next Season. This OVA is an alternate retelling of the end of the original KimiNozo (aka Rumbling Hearts) series. If you haven’t seen the first series, you may be a little lost watching this, so I would recommend picking up Rumblings Hearts from Amazon or RightStuf or Netflixing it before looking at this if you haven’t seen it. Anime News Network lists this as being a 3 episode OVA series.

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Another series I'll probably blog: Kimi ga Nozomu Eien: Next Season

Kimi ga Nozomu Eien: Next SeasonIt’s hard to take a break on my blogging when there are all sorts of series that I want to blog coming out.  Luckily, this one is an OVA of unknown number of episodes, so it’s release should be a little spread out.   The first DVD is released December 21st.

Telling what this series is about may spoil it for those who haven’t seen the origional Kimi ga Nozomu Eien (aka Rumbling Hearts), but I’ll just say that this OVA will go through the other ending.