Super models and fashion design might seem like an unlikely candidate for an anime (and even more so when you consider the manga it’s based on is a Shonen) but maybe it makes more sense than you might think!
+ Our two high-school aged protagonists; ‘too short to be a supermodel’ Chiyuki and ‘too poor and fiscally responsible to be a fashion designer’ Ikuto are both immediately compelling characters and it’s hard not to feel sorry for their respective plights–which helps endear you to them straight away.
+ There’s a lot of depth and originality to the side characters, who while only briefly introduced to so far, flesh out this world and make it feel more real and down-to-earth than an anime about something as ‘lavish’ and ‘unattainable’ as professional modelling and fashion design might seem.
+ As far as first episodes go it’s also an emotionally satisfying experience, I probably cried more in this episode than any other first episode this season.
Unexpectedly endearing is how I’d describe this anime’s first episode in a couple of words, I’m already invested in our two main characters’ journey and I can’t wait to see how their journey will progress. A shonen anime about high fashion modelling? Turns out it just works!
+ Anime Positive score: 90/100 +