Hiroi Sekai
The vast world of Japan


Stargazing: Akujo - Yonezawa Madoka

Some things in this world are just...magical. Gentle snowfalls. Your first ever love. The satisfaction of nailing a band performance perfectly. WHITE ALBUM 2 loved to dabble in magical moments.

This was, and still is, a romance series that I believe is executed exceptionally well. It featured an actually likeable male protagonist, two distinctively different heroines with widely varied personalities, and focused on determination and perseverance and the boundaries of friends versus lovers. It never felt forced to me, and I loved every moment. One of my favourites was when we first get to witness the lovely Ogiso Setsuna's prowess for singing, performing this song on her own little special stage. It's such a thoughtful song and it flows beautifully with its star vocalist.