La Corda D'Oro, my 1st reverse Harem Anime Review!

Naiwen
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I just finished an amazing reverse harem anime. First off, I’ll start by defining for you “reverse harem”. It’s when more than 3 guys fall in love with the same girl, a shojo genre I particularly enjoy watching. Today, I just finished watching online the anime : “La Corda D’Oro”, or “The golden String” in English, “Oro” meaning “gold” in English and “Corda” is “string.” I’d like to review it for you in 8 parts : 1. Plot, 2. Genres, 3. Main Characters, 4. Voice Actors, 5. Dialogue, 6. Music,7.Art.8.Overall opinion and final rating.
1. Plot : It resolves around the world of classical music, an intraschool competition involving general education students (non music elite students) and those specializing in classical music. There’s no female rival nor evil parents which I liked.

2. Genres : shojo, reverse-harem, drama, a little bit of fantasy (since a fairy named Lili gives the female lead a magical violin anyone can play without learning it.” I specifically liked the mix of reverse-harem and the tiny aspect of fantasy.

3. Main Characters : There was one creepy guy named Azuma Yukino, who had a darker side to his character, that I didn’t like, but i like the always cheerful Hihara. There’s no male lead since all of them somewhat fall in love with the female lead. Tsukimori Len, I liked better although cold and arrogant initially, falls deeply in love with the main girl and softens with her. Tsuchiura’s the one who always saves the main female lead and has always been in love with her from the beginning. Shimizu Keichi is best described as an alien, because he seems in a perpetual daydream and in a far off land of his own all the time. But he falls in love with the main girl’s music or sound. Fuyuumi-chan is cute and shy, always speaking so formally to others whom the female lead considers her a little sister. I guess my favorite main character is the pianist student in general-ed since I can easily relate to him.

4. Voice Actors : Don’t know much them, but I’ll say that I liked the main female lead’s voice and the main male characters’ voices too.

5. Dialogue : Very dramatic and bitter, since all the participants see each other as rivals.

6. Music : The opening song is light yet touching song, the ending song very light and happy too. But the creme of the creme was all the participants’ performances.

7. Art : simply loved it.

8. Overall Opinion and final Rating : I really enjoyed this anime since it stirred up memories for me from when I started piano and got to a music conservatory. I participated in competitions and level exams, so I understand their feelings. It really touched to my very core because I once was as passionately in love with the piano and classical music on a whole as much as the characters in this anime. A 9/10 as a final rating for me. I also much enjoyed the OVA, the Summer special for it where every main male characters got their own moments with the female lead they fell in love with.

So, do you like shojo anime or the reverse-harem genres? And did you know about this classical music anime?

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Nel
[Only registered and activated users can see links Click here to register] we were talking about romance genre right? Well, here we have another person who is cool with that genre. I haven't watched this but it looks like a normal slice of life. Does it have real dark moments? As you said, there is one dark character...

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MadaraUchiha
Akatsuki

The only reverse harem anime I've watched is 'Ouran High School Host Club'. I dropped it around episode 7(not that it wasn't good, but it was very episodic, and I tend to not like episodic anime).
As for this, I don't want you to name him, but, is there a definitive conclusion? Does she end up with a guy, or does she at least reject all of them? And, is the anime romantic or somewhat cheesy(as in, do the characters act in an over-the-top way or like normal people?) and sappy? And, no echi, right(don't like them)?

" Justice is subject to dispute; might is easily recognized and is not disputed. So we cannot give might to justice, because might has gainsaid justice, and has declared that it is she herself who is just. And thus, being unable to make what is just strong, we have made what is strong just."
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Nel
(06-29-2017, 01:49 PM)MadaraUchiha Wrote: The only reverse harem anime I've watched is 'Ouran High School Host Club'. I dropped it around episode 7(not that it wasn't good, but it was very episodic, and I tend to not like episodic anime).
As for this, I don't want you to name him, but, is there a definitive conclusion? Does she end up with a guy, or does she at least reject all of them? And, is the anime romantic or somewhat cheesy(as in, do the characters act in an over-the-top way or like normal people?) and sappy? And, no echi, right(don't like them)?

What exactly is episodic anime? Is it like yami shibai or something?

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MadaraUchiha
Akatsuki

(06-29-2017, 02:31 PM)Nel Wrote: What exactly is episodic anime? Is it like yami shibai or something?

I haven't watched Yami shibai.
Episodic means each episode contains a separate story.

" Justice is subject to dispute; might is easily recognized and is not disputed. So we cannot give might to justice, because might has gainsaid justice, and has declared that it is she herself who is just. And thus, being unable to make what is just strong, we have made what is strong just."
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Nel
(06-29-2017, 02:39 PM)MadaraUchiha Wrote: I haven't watched Yami shibai.
Episodic means each episode contains a separate story.

That exactly is Yami shibai.  I got it. Thanks

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Naiwen
Member

(06-29-2017, 01:49 PM)MadaraUchiha Wrote: The only reverse harem anime I've watched is 'Ouran High School Host Club'. I dropped it around episode 7(not that it wasn't good, but it was very episodic, and I tend to not like episodic anime).
As for this, I don't want you to name him, but, is there a definitive conclusion? Does she end up with a guy, or does she at least reject all of them? And, is the anime romantic or somewhat cheesy(as in, do the characters act in an over-the-top way or like normal people?) and sappy? And, no echi, right(don't like them)?

There's no definite ending and she doesn't pick any guy.

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Nel
(06-29-2017, 09:46 PM)Naiwen Wrote: There's no definite ending and she doesn't pick any guy.

Is it still ongoing by any chance? Do you follow manga too?

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Naiwen
Member

(06-30-2017, 12:59 AM)Nel Wrote: Is it still ongoing by any chance? Do you follow manga too?

Nop, didn't read the manga online yet. It's a completed series and the manga has another ending altogether. I generally read my manga online too on mangascan sites and print them out on paper to not damage my eyesight.

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Nel
(06-30-2017, 03:45 AM)Naiwen Wrote: Nop, didn't read the manga online yet. It's a completed series and the manga has another ending altogether. I generally read my manga online too on mangascan sites and print them out on paper to not damage my eyesight.

I don't like endings that are made up just for anime. Did you like the anime ending or the manga ending? Do you often take printouts?

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