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Anime(ted) Gifs #11 – A Town Where You Live

Check out this Valentine’s Day edition of Anime(ted) Gifs featuring A Town Where You Live Gifs

For this issue of Anime(ted) Gifs I decided to capture and create a number of Gifs from a romantic Anime. I’ve had two or three lined up that were recommended to me from the Anime board on IGN, but I haven’t really had the time to watch them, nor was I really in the mood to watch them. So, I decided to watch “A Town Where You Live,” also known by the Japanese name “Kimi no Iru Machi.”

The story of this anime is completely non-linear. It’s about a girl who falls in love with a boy while staying with the boy’s family for a short time. Their fathers’ are long time friends, which is why it’s not so unusual. The main character is a boy named Haruto Kirishima, and the girl he falls in love with is named Yuzuki Eba. The classmates also fill up a number of semi-major and minor roles.┬áIt then fast forwards to after the break up between the couple. They were in a long distance relationship for some time, but Yuzuki decided to date a boy who she had known since they were younger. Haruto decides transfers to the school the girl is going to in order to see if there’s still a chance between them. The story jumps back and forth between the present and the past throughout half the episodes, then it jumps even further into the future. Just when you think you’ve got it pegged for a typical anime, it gives you a bit of a surprise, and it takes you on a crazy emotional roller coaster.

The anime starts out with a sort of flashback. These are the two main characters that will be shown throughout the 12 episodes.

The anime starts out with a sort of flashback with the two main characters that will be shown throughout the 12 episodes.

I couldn't resist some hair blowing in the wind gifs

I couldn’t resist some hair blowing in the wind gifs

There's a lot of romance and drama in the show, but there's also room for some comedy.

There’s a lot of romance and drama in the show, but there’s also room for some comedy.

Comedy with some perverseness. What do you expect? It's an anime!

Comedy with some perverseness. What do you expect? It’s an anime!

But that's what fans love about anime, amirite?

But that’s what fans love about anime, amirite?

Anyways, this is a Valentine's issue of AG. You gotta have some romance. This was the first kiss between the two main characters.

Anyways, this is a Valentine’s issue of AG. You gotta have some romance. This was the first kiss between the two main characters.

And here's the other half. I didn't want one really long gif. Quick side thought, the only loose end that was sort of left was how the main male character just sort of gave up on his crush before this girl came along. It didn't really explain that in the flash backs.

And here’s the other half. I didn’t want one really long gif.

Yuzuki isn't Haruto's only love interest. About half way through the series, the timeline skips forward two years.

Yuzuki isn’t Haruto’s only love interest. About half way through the series, the timeline skips forward two years.

We get the typical anime fall. I swear, this happens in like every anime!

We get the typical anime fall. I swear, this happens in like every anime!

But this anime goes a bit further after the fall....until they're interrupted.

But this anime goes a bit further after the fall….until they’re interrupted.

Seriously, though, this fall thing happens more than once. And of course, the moment is ruined more than once. Has this ever happened in real life?

Seriously, though, this fall thing happens more than once. And of course, the moment is ruined more than once. Has this ever happened in real life?

Here's a shortened version of the last Gif.

Here’s a shortened version of the last Gif.

Here's another awkward landing. Haruto falls asleep in an unusual way.

Here’s another awkward landing. Haruto falls asleep in an unusual way.

It's not all romance. There are a lot of tears.

It’s not all romance. There are a lot of tears.

But I think the main point behind the story is not to settle. Don't give up on the one you truly love. If you do, you won't truly enjoy your relationship.

But I think the main point behind the story is not to settle. Don’t give up on the one you truly love. If you do, you won’t truly enjoy your relationship.

This show is not available outside of Japan just yet, so you’ll have to find it online if you want to see it. Come back next month for another issue of Anime(ted) Gifs. I’ll be capturing some Gifs from my current favorite anime.