MyAnimeList - 7.73
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Kitsu - 7.6
Tightly clutching his Gibson guitar, Mafuyu Satou steps out of his dark apartment to begin another day of his high school life. While taking a nap in a quiet spot on the gymnasium staircase, he has a chance encounter with fellow student Ritsuka Uenoyama, who berates him for letting his guitar's strings rust and break. Noticing Uenoyama's knowledge of the instrument, Satou pleads for him to fix it and to teach him how to play. Uenoyama eventually agrees and invites him to sit in on a jam session with his two band mates: bassist Haruki Nakayama and drummer Akihiko Kaji. Satou's voice is strikingly beautiful, filling Uenoyama with the determination to make Satou the lead singer of the band. Though reticent at first, Satou takes the offer after an emotional meeting with an old friend. With the support of his new friends, Satou must not only learn how to play guitar, but also come to terms with the mysterious circumstances that led him to be its owner.
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 12, 2019 to Sep 20, 2019
Premiered: Summer 2019
Broadcast: Fridays at 00:55 (JST)
Producers: Aniplex, Dentsu, Movic, Fuji TV, Shinshokan
Genres: Drama, Music, Romance, Shounen Ai, Slice of Life
Duration: 22 min per ep
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older
Resolution: 720p, 1080p
Type: BD, Eng Sub
but don’t let that stop you from watching it. you do you.
Somehow this series has no fansubs, and no one even shared the BDs. The only blu-ray release out there is from Moozzi2, which I wanted to avoid, but was left with no other options. It is what it is.
In the case of subtitles, however, I could make some improvements. So I applied timing post processing to snap all lines to keyframes and restyled the font to Commie-Sans. Indeed, it fits the show perfectly.
Characters & Voice Actors
Hikaru Yamaguchi – Director
Hiromi Kikuta – Sound Director
Centimillimental – Theme Song Arrangement, Theme Song Composition, Theme Song Performance, Theme Song Lyrics
ED1: #1: “Marutsuke – Piano ver. (まるつけ -Piano ver.-)” by Centimillimental (ep 1)
ED2: #2: “Marutsuke (まるつけ)” by Given [Mafuyu Satou (Shougo Yano) (eps 2-11)
cute boys? music? angry boi whos actually soft???? it’s a given that i have to watch this
hot boys in a band, good music, well written characters, romance, i couldn’t ask for more
It’s like K-ON, but literally everyone is gay.
Guitar strings are heartstrings. And my guitar is ugly crying right now.
Really hoping this will be the new age “Beck”
Because maybe / You’re gonna be the one that saves me / And after all / You’re my Satou Mafuyu ~~
For a story revolving around grief and loss, this has to be one of the most engaging, realistic and emotionally charged anime this year.