Natsuiro Kiseki was alright. It was sweet and put an interesting spin on slice of life, which I liked. It wasn’t amazing or something to write home about, but it kept me interested for the entire season.
Natsuiro Kiseki is about four best friends, Natsumi, Saki, Rinko, and Yuka who are about to start their summer vacation. The girls wish on a large rock at Rinko’s home, which is rumored to grant wishes to four friends, and find out that their wishes really do come true, usually with a strange twist. The four girls plan to spend a wonderful, memory-filled summer together before Saki has to move away.
I’ve always liked slice of life anime, and I really liked how this one played with the idea of magic and granted the girl’s wishes. Usually the wishes were never what the girls had in mind, which sometimes proved to be pretty funny. It was cute how they all had to learn a lesson about their friendship before the wish went away too. It did get a little repetitive though, which is probably the biggest negative about this anime. I enjoyed the flashbacks, and I liked the girl’s friendship.
Another large negative the series had was it’s animation and art quality. You can tell at some points that they had to cut some corners which is poopy because I really like the character designs. The girls actually looked like high school girls and were still super cute. There were a few “fanservice-y” moments but nothing on ecchi scale.
I would suggest Natsuiro Kiseki if you’re a large Sphere fan, since they voiced the four girls and did all the music. Also, if you’re really into SoL I would suggest you watch it if you don’t have anything else to watch or catch up on. It isn’t a must watch, but it’s good to wasting time.