One Week Friends- by Matcha Hazuki

One Week Friends

One Week Friends

-What is the cartoon about?

The story centers around Yuki Hase, a sweet high schooler who notices a female classmate who is constantly alone, and his attempt to befriend a friendless girl. At first, he interested in her because he finds she aaahas a cute face, but slowly he learns that she is a kind, sweet, young girl who desperately yearns for companionship. He finds that she pushes all her classmates away, because each Monday her happy memories spent with friends are erased. So every week, he re-friends her and helps her experience all the things she missed out in her past with out friends. He also introduces her to others, helps her to stop pushing her classmates away, and even suggest she keep a diary to preserve her happy memories.

-Who are the central characters?

Yuki Hase

Yuki Hase

Yuki Hase is a second year high school student that fails in math. He is the main character who notices Kaori and her constant loneliness. At first, he was interested in her because she had a cute face, but after spending an entire week trying to befriend her, he begins to like her for her kindness and good personality. Even though she constantly tells him they cannot be friends, Yuki goes out of his way to win her over. At the end of their first week as friends, she shares her secret that her memories of her friends reset each Monday. Even though he knows he will be forgotten, he still befriends her each week. He introduces her to new friends, and helps her regain some memories. He still has a big crush on her, and his biggest goal is to make her happy.

Kaori Fujimiya

Kaori Fujimiya

Kaori Fujimiya is a second year high school student that exceeds in mathematics. In the begining she is very cold and distant toward most of her classmates. She refuses to make friends because she knows that she will forget them each Monday and she does not wish to go through that anymore. The other students see her very negatively because of how  well she does in math and how distant she is. She does not gain friends till Yuki starts making the attempt to befriend her, and through his help, she gains back tidbits of her memory. She used to be very likable in school, but when she was younger she was in a car accident that caused her to lose her memory. Afterwards she was bullied a lot for her forgetfulness.

Shogo Kiryu

Shogo Kiryu

Shogo Kiryu is a second year high school student with very good grades. He is also Yūki’s best friend. Shogo likes to sleep a lot, even during class. He also has what seems to be a cold demeanor. He says exactly what is on his mind with out fear of how it might hurt others. Shogo is actually a bank of wisdom for Yuki and his attempts at helping Kaori. Though at first, he doubts her situation, he realizes it is the truth. He treats most situations as bothersome, and he is quite lazy, but he cares about his friends very deeply.

 

Saki Yamagishi

Saki Yamagishi

Saki Yamagisha is a second year high school student. She transfers into the classroom and becomes quick friends with the gang. She is the first person, other than Hase, to befriend Kaori. She is a little clingy to her, and this causes Hase jealousy (since he wanted to be Kaori’s only friend). Saki is Shogo’s primary school classmate, and she used to be bullied for her small size. She is a clumsy and forgetful girl, and she tends to depend heavily on others.

 

 

Hajime Kujo

Hajime Kujo

 

Hajime Kujo is a second year high school student who transfers during second semester. He was a primary school classmate to Kaori. He has a very strict parents that dictate many things in his life. They promised each other they would meet one day in the park, but the next day she had her car accident. She never met him like she promised.

 

 

 

 

 

-How is the Artwork?

The art is pretty simplistic. It is like most shojo manga and animes, the background are not very detailed usually. And this particular anime, though its characters are drawn in a way unique to them, is not my very favorite style (it is really cute though). But every now and again, the background has an extra attempt at detail that makes it gorgeous. So look at these pictures to decide if you like the artwork.

One Week Friends

One Week Friends

One Week Friends

One Week Friends (This is one of my favorites)

One Week Friends

One Week Friends

One Week Friends

One Week Friends (And this one)

One Week Friends

One Week Friends

 

-What makes the cartoon awesome?

This is basically the type of anime I like. Even though it is not my very favorite shojo (Say I love You is the winner there), it is still a fun anime to watch. I know I am interested to see if Kaori ever fixes her memory problem. It is considered a drama genre, so I am very worried something might go really wrong before they can have their happy ending. I just hope it ends well, and I know I will continue watching this anime to find out.

-Blog Barista

 

Don't you just wonder what they are yelling about?

Don’t you just wonder what they are yelling about?

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