2017 Spring had a lot of big name titles making their return. Whether it was Jump bringing in the second season of Boku no Hero Academia or Boruto Next Generation. Possibly Shingeki no Kyojin’s would take the cake with its fated comeback. Beyond all the hype that was stored up however, Tsuki ga Kirei took first place in my book.
Tsuki ga Hontou ni Kirei/The Moon Truly is Beautiful
I am sure the immediate question is why it placed above the aforementioned titles. When I address the best title for Spring, I look at what I received during this time. Boku no Hero still has another 12/13 episodes before it finishes. Boruto is just starting and I have already addressed my position on Shingeki no Kyojin. Tsuki ga Kirei instead delivers a full one season long story that fulfills you by the end. While it differs immensely from the Shonen titles mentioned, the romance behind it is great. With the use of LINE (the top messaging App in Japan), it shows how two worlds can be connected despite being divided. Whether this divide is social groups or distance, it makes you feel that the two characters are closer than ever.
Romance Might be Making its Comeback
It is a bit early to say, but Tsuki ga Kirei was a legitimate romance title without the comedic interfaces that may keep it from shining. With Koi to Uso having begun with summer’s anime cycle, romance feels as if it is picking up. It may need a few more seasons of solid titles being produced. Despite this, Tsuki ga Kirei may have been the catalyst needed.