So this review is kinda late. I was hoping I’d be able to get through all of the season’s anime and do a writeup for each one, but school is rough! Anyway, Yoake Mae Yori Ruri Iro Na is that “Crescent Love” anime that has the moon girl in it. Yay, another h-game harem conversion!
This anime starts out with some flashback to the Earth-Moon war. Remember when we colonized the moon and then the moon people were like, “Oh no you di’int!” Yeah, good times. Well, the relations between the moon people and earth people are better, but not great. It’s at this point that the moon princess, Feena, decides to visit earth for a homestay.
Asagiri Tatsuya is just living his ideal h-game protagonist kind of life. He’s already amassed quite a harem with his school mate, little sister (is she related!?), clarinet girl, and big sister (related!?). His special move is the pinching of girls’ noses. Apparently girls like it when he does this. Maybe I should try it myself sometime…
Tatsuya is totally taken by surprise when
Siesta Feena’s made shows up at his house. Yep, Feena is going to be living with Tatsuya. She also keeps a midget photographer under her skirt at all times. Who doesn’t!? Things go well for the most part, until Feena trips and everyone turns chibi! She makes a good recovery, but then Tatsuya pinches her nose! OMG, Intergalactic Crisis! Feena decides to let this one go, and they all begin their new lives together.
So this is a fairly pleasant, although cookie cutter-esque anime. I sorta had flashbacks to Ai Yori Aoshi, though the plot really isn’t that similar. There is a hint that Feena and Tatsuya are actually childhood friends, though. The characters are all interesting, but it feels like the anime is really trying too hard to accomplish that. I guess the best way to describe this anime would be to use the word “average.”
The character designs are uninspired. They look fine, but the only one that really stands out is Feena. As I pointed out earlier, that maid really bears a striking resemblance to Siesta from Zero no Tsukaima.
Probably the best part of the anime is the fact that the characters regularly go into chibi mode. The expressions are entertaining and really make me want to watch the anime more. Not that they alone would convince me, though.
The OP is really snore-inducing. Same with the ED. I guess they’re supposed to be soothing, but I’d rather skip them.
Download the OP: “Prelude -We are not alone-” by Fumi Ootou
Download the ED: “Crescent Love ~Tsuki no Namida~” by Hitomi Nabatame
Yoake Mae Yori Ruri Iro Na isn’t a bad anime by any means. It’s just not that interesting. There are parts that were entertaining, but the humor just seems really forced. There’s a very slight chance I’ll keep watching this, but since I’m busy as it is, I’ll probably only watch the best of the best anime this season.