TLDR Life: Wanted: His and Her Circumstances Reboot!
Wanted: His and Her Circumstances Reboot!
September 23, 2022
Hauntingly beautiful and frighteningly nostalgic, His and Her Circumstances is ripe for an anime reboot. The original anime was directed by Hideaki Anno (Evangelion), and ran only a short 26 episodes.

His and Her Circumstances is about Yukino and Arima, and how their unusual school rivalry would lead to them becoming a couple instead. Kare-Kano (the short title) is a rom-com, but the anime (in particular) portrayed serious personal psychological themes involving self-esteem, friendship, and forgiveness. It's a coming of age title dealing with growing up and defining what exactly is the future - including the future of being together.

As the characters grow on you, so do the dramatic soundtracks. The still life images that serve as a backdrop to each monologue evokes emotions of joy or dread. The accompanying music does justice to these scenes. These still life images and ambiance are the things that remind me when I see an image of Kare Kano. Soon the story becomes personal and close to heart. And then it ends.

Give His and Her Circumstances a try. And in this age of isekai themes, familiar storylines, or dwindling novelty, His and Her Circumstances is a welcome addition to re-watch. More importantly perhaps, it should be considered for a reboot - similar to Fruits Basket. After all, the 26th episode is nowhere near the end in the manga. A far FAR cry from the end. His and Her Circumstances is a gem.