On the 4th day of Anime, we have troll rocks aka Natsuiro Kiseki. (Image Source)
While my first impressions of Natsuiro Kiseki was rather mixed as it started off with Natsumi fighting with Saki, at the same time, it became one of the heartwarming and hilarious shows of the Spring Season in a very odd way. If you haven’t realized already by the cast, the show promotes the voice actor idol group Sphere (but in a more indirect way) just like AKB0048 blatantly promotes AKB48, but that is beside the point. The main feature of the show is of course the wishing rock.
Like you would expect, the wishing rock has its own mind and grants wishes at unexpected moments. In turn, it creates “That Summer to Remember” for the girls before Saki moves to an island as a result of her father opening a clinic there. Besides flying in the sky, we had body swapping, girls sticking to each other, Natsumi having her own double, their younger selves being summoned, Saki experiencing complete invisibility and creating their own “Endless Eight.” In some instances such as the body swapping, these miracles are downright brutal as they can grant some of these wishes on each other in retaliation or for their own interests. Despite this, the friendship between each other never actually deteriorate, but actually got stronger as they create unique memories that they can retell for a lifetime. Even though they didn’t actually pass the auditions to become idols, the fact they have a special summer together is something that the chosen person would never have.
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