Tsuki ga Kirei – Episode 5

Tsuki ga Kirei continued to be just the most adorable goddamn thing this week. I was happy to see Kotarou branching out from his light-punching to also include some windmill kicks and situps in this week’s texting ceremony, and loved the whole charming date at the end. In a season full of great surprises, Tsuki ga Kirei counts among the best of them.

You can check out my full review over at ANN, or my brief notes below.

Shots separating them in the classroom

Chinatsu, Akane’s sporty friend, still seems interested in Kotarou

Some very interesting animation for Kotarou’s dance (turns out this was rotoscoped, hence the slight stiffness)

Kotarou’s being hassled about studying for high school entrance exams, but he’s distracted by many other things

“What are you supposed to do when you’re in a relationship?”

Akane’s wondering the same thing, lol

Both of them googling “how to date” lol

He’s got the festival, writing, and dating on his mind, but everyone’s hassling him about studying

Oh my god, his little kicking victory dance

Oh my god he did situps and then the boxing thing again amazing

Tsuneki interrupts their “date,” making Akane mad

Some gorgeous backgrounds and lighting this week

It’s great that both of the “rivals” are perfectly nice people

Hira’s the boy in track

Lots of shots directly echoing the two of them, while contrasting their comfort zones

Exploring the actual problems of dating also really helps this show

They finally make eye contact, the shelves of the books leading them together

This shop is portraying their intimacy so well

2 thoughts on “Tsuki ga Kirei – Episode 5

  1. Man, the CGI golems really do everything they can to screw up the setting and tone of this show. I wish I knew why they decided to use them, surely there are cheaper alternatives to achieve the same ends. I suppose even static crowd shots are pretty expensive… But, arggh, every time we get a shot where the first thing my eye is drawn to is one of those golems I just silently scream “Stop! Stop it!”

    • It didn’t bother me that much but they could have stylize it somewhat. Still, it’s probably the cheapest way they got.

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