H2O: Footprints in the Sand

I am really not a huge fan of romantic, harem-ish anime series. I watch them occasionally. I may be overgeneralizing here, but there's only so much of it that I can watch when there always seems to be a full cast of school girls and one "poor" guy stuck in the middle of it all -- a matter of preference I suppose. Anyways, there are definitely times when a title steps a little out of that box and delivers something more. What immediately compelled me to try out "H2O: Footprints in the Sand" was its synopsis.

Takuma Hirose, a blind young male middle school student, though the case for his blindness undetermined. After his mother died an unexpected death, it left an deep emotional scar on him, which caused him to become very lonely and reserved. Due to this, Takuma and his father move from the city out into the suburbs. At his new school, he meets several new girls, though three of who he gets to know the most out of anyone else. They are the firm and obstinate Hayami Kohinata, the kind and obliging Hinata Kagura, and the cheerful and mysterious Otoho. As Takuma interacts with these girls, his medical condition gradually begins to heal.

"H2O: Footprints in the Sand" is a nice short series that is a little fan service driven to say the least. The animation isn't completely innovative, but it's not bad either. The basic color palette for such anime in this genre is used. But be that as it may, it turns out to be a good series all around.

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