Before there was Glee, there was…
Produced by Showgate, 2012.
This is a touching, fun story of a group of students who bond through music (and sometimes other pursuits of interest – like Badminton) in their senior year of high school.
Wakana Sakai was involved in music, but gave it up one day. Konatsu Miyamoto loves singing and can’t be torn from it. Sawa Okita would do anything for her closest friends. They laugh, they fight, they worry, they love… Through their very ordinary lives, little by little the girls learn to move forward. Sometimes they feel as if they can’t go on alone, but as long as they have their friends, they believe they’ll make it someday. Wakana, Konatsu, Sawa, and the music they make in their ensemble weave a tiny but dazzling story of the power of music. The last summer of high school… It’s too soon to give up on dreams. The song echoing throughout Enoshima continues to give us courage today.
A tale of holding on to culture and traditions in the face of modernization, of sharing joys while you can, and finding a way to balance your passions and interests with necessity. Beautiful artistic style, and masterful choreography of story expertly interwoven with melodies await your senses! I give this series 5 of 5 stars.