Ano Natsu de Matteru, Creative Writing, Ichika Takatsuki, Kaito Kirishima, Kanna Tanigawa, Mio Kitahara, Remon Yamano, Rinon, Summer, Summer Fling, Tetsurou Ishigaki, Waiting in the Summer
Oh summer, it’s probably the most awaited season of the year. But how could it not be? It’s the embodiment of the youth life, that time of the year when school is over and free-time is excessive. Yes, this is it, the epithet of the beginning of the seemingly never-ending fun.
In some mysterious ways, there’s just something special with its heat for bringing the endless possibilities of excitement. Whether it’s the usual camping on the woods, fun moments at the beach, hefty times in summer jobs, or lazy days in somebody else’s room… Yes! How I loved the warmth for compiling all of these in my photo album of memories.
Also, as nostalgia starts to simmer in my subconsciousness, how could I ever forget the pages of that dull yet addicting pain that this warm season had introduced me with? How wonderful that was and experimental in its deepest sense. The passing summer love by which overtime became my seasonal drug and cyclically turned the ache into ecstasy. Indeed, it’s the loss of innocence—the enlightenment of the blazing sun. So sweet yet too short though I knew there’s naught to complain.
For all I discern, reality is the only thing that there is to blame. It’s funny how summer comes and goes with its endearing fling, which wasn’t even worthy to be chased. Because all it gave me was the option to drift and return to my wandering state, as I anticipated vainly for its next occurrence.
But oh well, I guess it’s really unavoidable how some memories just suddenly jerk off when you’re watching a familiar theme. I’m not sure how Ano Natsu is going to end. It may seem cliché, but regardless, I’m loving this show due to the its nostalgic vibe—whether it’s reviving the shadow of some past anime (Toradora and Ano Hana) or recalling a few personal summer flings.
And I admit, I sound cheesy and silly but yet I can’t help to reminisce. Teen life is always so recollecting.
- My family moved quite a few times and I transferred schools several times… which made me relate with Ichika’s feelings when she’s thinking about her future departure.
- I just realized that it’s easy to describe summer when it’s winter (and especially when you’re pretending like a snowman–don’t ask why).
- Is it only me… I noticed that summer fling is a very common theme IRL and in anime.
Reblogged this on Atarashii Shinryakusha.
Reblogged this on Solo ka Doppio.
I don’t have summer here, or rather I have summer all year round, lol. But from books I read and of course, anime I saw, summer seems to be a popular season with teenagers/young adult – the fun, the joy, the excitement and the anticipation of an adventurous journey. For me though, the best memories of teen life were created in December when we have long year-end school holidays.
Anyway, thanks for sharing such a sweet post =)
Thank you. ^^
So if it’s all year round summer there then that means you get to do more stuff. Over here’s if it’s Fall, It’s usually raining so we only get to stay home. Likewise with winter when it’s snowing, unless you’re going to the mountains to skii/snowboard, or to the park to skate/play tobaggan.
Summer is synonymous to “just hotter days” around in the Philippines, lol, but yeah, all the same, I look forward to it for the break from school and to just hang and have fun with my family and friends. There’s sad moments at times when there’s people I only get to see during the summer, but that’s all the more reason to look forward to it as well. The days blur into each other and the next thing I know it’s two weeks before the new school term. Summer’s magical that way I guess ^^
As for AnoNatsu, well, can’t say about summer flings, but there is something about it that just hits home for me
Yeah, I know that. I have Filipino friends who just came back from the Philippines. You have a very summery weather out there plus nice beaches. ^^ Their stories are exactly how you mentioned, it’s so fun to go home but so little time–so bitter-sweet.
Same here, Ano Natsu is giving me that refreshing feeling although the characters seemed like they are from another anime and felt like the premise is a deja vu of some familiar story. I guess it’s because there’s no annoying character (especially Remon is so entertaining.)
summer may look good from the student prospective, but for the worker is just “ouch, working while there is a big sun out there!”… What a sadness :(
Ohhh, I’m starting to be like that because I’ll be working all summer. :( *sigh*
Summer, that is word does not bring up too many good memories for me. Can not even find a job even when I want/need it. Although, I want have to worry about that much, since I decided to go to school year around this time – that or get started studying for the ASVAB for the Air Force. On the other hand, I guess Summer does symbolize or at the very least remind me of how short time is since they pass by so quickly.
When I’m anticipating for summer and planning my schedule it seemed too short. However, when it’s already summer but there’s nothing for me to invest my time with, it feels so awfully long.
Summer hasn’t been good for me… like ever. It was all worrying about staving off the heat and socialization.
I noticed that we’re always on the opposite poles. Lol, let’s make your summer fun even though just on Twitter.
Summer was always a very different time from the rest of the year simply because of how much your life can change during it. That reprieve from school work that occurs during summer creates an atmosphere unlike anything else. Especially for people like me who live in northern Canada. Of course you describe summer much better than I can.
I think I can imagine how much joy people in northern Canada have when it’s summer, surely because the sun time is longer and you can do more outdoor activities. I live in east-central Canada, and people out here are always so itching for the summer to come especially when it’s winter.
Ano Natsu is indeed very nostalgic, but I think what I’m experiencing is slightly different from what you’re experiencing. It actually reminds me of the early 2000’s when romantic comedies were the “in” thing in the anime world. That’s also the time when Onegai Teacher aired, which makes the similarities between Ano Natsu and that period even stronger.
Yeah, Ano Natsu is really nostalgic. I also read on MAL that it resembles Onegai Teacher, but I wasn’t really watching anime during that time. It was only because of Toradora that I got hooked with romantic anime.