The anime manufacturing firm Doga Kobo is broadly identified for its conventional rom-com and slice-of-life collection akin to Month-to-month Ladies’ Nozaki-kun, My Senpai Is Annoying, and most just lately Shikimori’s Not Only a Cutie. In 2020, the studio determined to develop its anime library by producing a extra critical slice-of-life collection: Sing “Yesterday” for Me by Kei Toume.
Not like the characters of different Doga Kobo collection — who are likely to comply with normal archetypes and character tropes — the forged of Sing “Yesterday” for Me are reasonable and real, making them relatable to viewers. For instance, Rikuo is the everyday grownup of their twenties: considerably washed-up and unsure about his hopes and goals for the long run. From society’s perspective, he’s a failure as a result of he doesn’t have a profitable profession.
Likewise, viewers also can relate to the feminine protagonist Haru Nonaka. Haru isn’t the usual cutesy character from slice-of-life anime like Chiyo Sakura from Month-to-month Ladies’ Nozaki-kun or Umaru Doma from Himouto! Umaru-chan. As an alternative, the persistent and assertive Haru befriends Rikuo by visiting him at his comfort retailer job and initiates social outings with him. She hopes to turn into a pair with Rikuo and overtly expresses her love curiosity. Haru’s tenacity and risk-taker habits attracts viewers’ consideration as a result of her youthfulness reminds them of what it’s wish to be younger and in love.