Immensely popular romance series, Da Capo, has been confirmed as an upcoming animation to debut January of 2013 – the news being exquisite, though not shocking as the series is already well-received on that front.
This will be the third animated coming of Da Capo, excluding any OVAs or side-stories, and the series is definitely one of the top players in dramatic highschool romance – and with good reason. Aside from boasting a rarity known as “story”, the visuals are also heavenly as many are based after the original designs of Naru Nanao, a true expert in illustrating female figures of the anime type.
Yet as the visuals speak for themselves, so what of the story?
With each installment of Da Capo, the plot varies quite a fair amount – however, one can be sure that this third return to motion 2-D will be based around the recently released third visual novel, as is only logical. And in that case, the synopsis for said visual novel is as follows:
The all year round cherry blossoms is a thing of the past, and now the island is normal.
Our main character is 2nd year student of the annex school Yoshino Kiyotaka, and is in the official newspaper club, along with his sempai the school idol Morisono Rikka (the club president), his sister-like childhood friend Katsuragi Himeno, his half blood cousin Yoshino Charles, the hard working kouhai Rukawa Sara, and the energetic and of weak constitution Hinomoto Aoi.
Unlike in the past, nothing mysterious happens, but one winter day the cherry blossoms start to bloom and a mail reaches everyone’s cellphone: “If the cherry blossoms start blooming, in the promised place–”, with date 1951.
Indeed, while the genres of “harem”, “highschool”, and “romance” are overflowing like sewage from a malfunctioned drain, Da Capo is akin to a sport team’s most valuable player – the generic harems ought to clear out as an actual original series of the genre is now coming soon.