[Anime Review] REC 1-12

[12 episode review]
Hearts: 4.5/5
I've seen two anime that have the same 12 minuet format as this one- Doujin Work and Potemayo; neither have anything on REC! I'm a sucker for romance. My heart melts when a chracter falls in love even if it's a tracgic love (anyone see Air or Clannad The Movie) that can never work out or seems like it could never work out. REC is sort of that type of anime. You get the best of paradoy anime alongside the best of romance anime. I'm not too sure if this is bassed off a seinen manga, but only the first episode would suggest it is. Afterwards, the rest of the anime is nice and not really fan service filled! I smiled so much knowing I was watching something kawaii that did not have to be ecchi that was a comedy!
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-Plot Summary-
Fumihiko Matsumaru is an average salaryman with no girlfriend. He invited his colleague Miss Tanaka to a movie but was stood up. Right at the time he was about to toss tickets into a trash can, a cute girl appeared and asked him not to waste those two tickets. After movie and dinner, he escorted her home and found they live in the same neighborhood, yet unfortunately her apartment caught on fire hours later. Having nowhere else to stay, rookie seiyuu Aka Onda moved to Matsumaru's place, and the two had started a "more than friend but not yet lovers" relationship under the same roof while keeping this secret from their employers.
-The Music-
The music is the only reason I did not give REC 5 hearts. It's pretty average at best. Usually the opening and ending themes are good even if the music throughout an anime isn't. I don't really know why this anime lacked good music despite the rest of it being of excellent quality. I'm hoping that if a second season is ever made (I really wish there will be because the manga wasn't -I think it still isn't- finished when the anime was produced) that more attention will be given to the music which is usually my favorite part of an anime.
-The Visuals-
You know how comedy anime with girls look? You know how somewhat true to life anime looks? Hmm.... I can't really describe how REC looks, so I'll give you an image. I will say (er... post) that the visual styling of this anime is really pretty considering that this anime is about two years old now! It has that somewhat timeless style that lovers of anime and ones who aren't are attatched to. At least I know I am attatched!

Trailer [PV]


-The Story-

Despite REC having a very familiar story line (boy meets girl who has some extremely high dream ends up letting her live at his house, but has troubles thusly causing her to move out then later move back in), the way said story is told gives a nice gush of something like new. I found myself attatched to all the characters, even the undesierables! This anime gets it's 4.5 because of the fresh story that isn't dragged out.

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