Tsurezure Children is a simple school rom-com that focuses on four couples in its first 12-minute episode. The relationships this week vary from:
- a guy being almost confessed to by the girl he has a crush on anyway;
- a lazy girl who became a class rep because she liked the boy class rep and likes to mess with him;
- a girl who is caught smoking by the class president, has a chat about prostitution that ends with a kiss and an appeal for her to quit; and
- an astronomy club member who joined for love, properly confessing to the outgoing president.
Character designs are clean and straightforward, and several popular seiyuu are involved. Notably, everyone we meet is fairly “normal” as far as high school archetypes are concerned; though we don’t meet everyone in this first outing, so some weirdos may yet surface.
As a 4-koma based sequence of little stories about all the different scenarios of young love, TC is the definition of “okay.” It’s not unattractive or inoffensive, but it’s hardly groundbreaking must-see anime. More of an appealing snack than a feast.