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Wave, Listen to Me[1] was definitely on the surreal side of season openers.

The opening scenes give the impression that Minare Koda is doing a radio broadcast from the woods whilst facing a brown bear before pulling back to reveal that she’s actually in a studio and the whole thing is being faked with sound effects etc.

Her style of broadcasting is this strange mix of shock jock and romantic advice[2] that left me wondering what the heck was going on here.

Then we flash back to find out how she ended up with this gig. It’s… entertaining to say the least.

I honestly don’t know if I’ll end up sticking with Wave, Listen to Me. On the one hand it is one of the relatively few shows that we get with an adult[3] cast; on the other it is stylistically challenging in ways that I might not want to handle in trying times.

It does get bonus points for being set in Hokkaido as so few anime are.

We’ll see how the season progresses. For the moment I do recommend at least trying Wave, Listen to Me to find out if it appeals.

Question of the Post: Have you seen Wave, Listen to Me? What were your thoughts?

[1] AKA Nami yo Kiitekure according to Wikipedia.

[2] Of highly questionable value.

[3] Although the extent to which this lot can successfully adult is open to question. Then again that may just ground the show in reality for many.