Animation: Weak
Depth: Bad
Design: Fair
Characters: Weak
Story: Bad

Type: TV   (13 episodes)

Vintage: 1999


» slice of life
Verdict: Reviews @ Archen's Anime Page

To Heart

Summary: >

To Heart is based off of a game of the same name. With that said, they pretty much removed all the game content and came up with... eh, this anime. The basis is about this guy, and his friends... they go to school... um, etc. Okay, I'm straining to even describe this show... it must be really late. This guy and his friends do things together, and it's tied together with a cutesy type of story. Well sort of. From what I've heard it's supposed to be a look at a real life type of school... Personally? I just don't know what to make of it.

Thoughts: >

You know when I heard they were making a To Heart anime, I figured it would be like most other anime/game type series. Maybe the producers were thinking the same thing and decided to prove us wrong. But while sticking your nads in the mash potatoes may add flavor, that may not necessarily be a good thing. And thus with To Heart it seems like they were attempting to do something different, but that basically backfired.

I've heard the term "slice of life" used for this anime. What in the hell is that supposed to mean? Like if my life isn't boring enough I'll watch boring TV programs to supplement that? What's next, a video game where I spend 45 minutes washing the dishes? Seriously, I'll pass. But I will say one thing, that this is in fact much like real life, because life doesn't typically have this magical story that always goes somewhere.. There once was this girl I knew named Amanda. She would start out this story like everyone else does, then you would get to the part where she went to the mall or something... and that was it. Everyone would wait for the punchline or the rest of the story, but there wasn't any. She was sort of cute so that was forgivable. Likewise To Heart wanders like an old senile person who is way beyond knowing where the hell he's going, but To Heart is also cute, so in a way you sort of forgive the show.

Unfortunately after watching this show for a time you're just like, "hell I need some cocaine or something before I go into a coma because this show moves too slow". I mean it's like nothing is happening here, so why watch? Why indeed, and as I have no answer I say just don't watch To Heart. It may look like a typical anime title, but it's really just there to suck out your soul.

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reviewed by archen in 2000