It seems that Chika decided to play the flute for one reason only. What is it?
At a glance, people are going to moan that Haruchika is basically a rip-off of Hibike! Euphonium. Yep, this show also involves a high school concert band that will compete in a competition. However, from first impressions, this show is definitely not nearly as good in regards to the amount of detail put in the musicians playing their instrument and such. Not to mention, this show is not really focusing on the same things since some of it is on mysteries. In short, you may as well just look at the show on its own without comparing it to that the other one.
With that out of the way, the show focuses on a main heroine named Homura Chika who is a former volleyball player. She decides to take up the flute in order to become a cute girl and leave her dark past behind. Yep, it’s a strange reason to decide to suddenly join a band without any experience in playing any instrument let alone a flute. The funny thing is that she finds her childhood friend, Haruta in the same club who plays a French horn. He basically recalls her embarrassing past of being bullied by her. From the looks of it, she basically treated him like a chew toy of some sort.
Aside from that, it seems that the band club doesn’t have that many members and on the verge of being disbanded. It makes me wonder why, especially when there is a cryptic message in musical notes written on the chalk board in red paint is found. In the end, it happens to be just a love letter for the new music instructor after Haruta managed to decipher the notes in order to get the actual message. Not only that, it seems that he has a crush on the music instructor, which Chika possibly has feelings for even though she denies it.
From the first episode, the show is nothing impressive thus far. It was decent at best since the heroine is a fun character given her embarrassing past. Still, it’s an okay start considering that I set the bar was pretty low this time. Who knows, PA Works might redeem themselves after what happened with their last production. ¶