Amagami SS is a romance type of anime that tells a story surrounding Junichi Tachibana, our main protagonist and six heroines whom each of them will have their own screenings. Being stood up on his last Christmas Eve, Junichi is having a hard time to forget about it and let it go, however, he is inspired to make everything different this year Christmas Eve.

Haruka Morishima
She is one of the heroine in this series and she is your typical school idol, pretty and well-liked by everyone

First couple minutes in the first episode, I couldn’t help it but started thinking about Kimikiss Pure Rouge. Not only in term of story plot but also the characters’ design and guess what, after a quick trip to Anime News Network, the character designer is the same person as the one in Kimikiss Pure Rouge. My hunch was right after all ^^. As with Kimikiss Pure Rouge, Amagami SS is also a visual novel adaptation

Amagami SS opening song
This screenshot will surely remind us of Kimikiss Pure Rouge assuming you have watched it before.
Kimikiss Pure Rouge
Dug up my anime database and took a screenshot of Kimikiss Pure Rouge opening. The similarity is just amazing.

In the first episode, the main heroine is Haruka Morishima so it’s her story arc. Her character gives similar vibes as Mao-neechan in Kimikiss Pure Rouge.

Haruka Morishima
Our main protagonist, Junichi, and one of the heroine, Haruka Morishima

I think I would enjoy this anime as I enjoyed watching Kimikiss Pure Rouge and high school romance is always a great watch. The first episode ends in such a way that makes me wanting more so it’s a good sign that I will continue watching it.

Amagami SS Episode 1
One can only dream to have her riding on top ^^; but our main protagonist, Junichi, apparently has incredibly amount of luck

On the other hand,  this may just be another high school romance type of anime and the story plot is usually shallow. In addition, since it’s only 13 episodes, I am little concerned that each heroine won’t get enough screenings (two episodes per heroine), thus, there will be minimal character development and the audience won’t get to know each heroine better.

Amagami SS Episode 1
Junichi's imagination is running wild after Morishima senpai told him that Miya, his sister, is like a kitten that she would love to play and take a bath with.

Additional tidbits

Opening theme “i Love” by azusa
Ending theme #1: “Kimi no Hitomi ni Koishiteru (キミの瞳に恋してる)” by Shizuka Itou

#2: “Kitto Ashita wa… (きっと明日は…)” by Rina Satou

#3: “Anata Shika Mienai (あなたしか見えない)” by Hiromi Konno

#4: “Koi wa Mizu-iro (恋はみずいろ)” by Yukana

#5: “Koi wa Aserazu (恋はあせらず)” by Ryoko Shintani

Official website Amagami SS, TBSアニメーション・アマガミSS公式ホームページ
Animation Production AIC
Notable Seiyuus Kaori Nazuka (Elise Housen in Canvas 2,Nunally in Code Geass, Eureka in Eureka Seven, Lynette Bishop in Striker Witches) as Tsukasa Ayatsuji

Rina Satou (Negi Springfield in Mahou Sensei Negima, Haruka Minami in Minami-ke, Misaka Mikoto in Toaru Majutsu no Index/Toaru Kagaku no Railgun) as Kaoru Tanamachi

Ryoko Shintani (Milfeulle Sakuraba in Galaxy Angel, Sae in Hidamari Sketch) as Rihoko Sakurai

Shizuka Itou (Lenalee in D.Gray-man, Hinagiku in Hayate the combat butler, Hisa Takei in Saki, Wilhermina in Shakugan no Shana, Eika Ichijou in Sky Girls, Tamaki Kousaka in To heart2, Akiha Tohno in Tsukihime) as Haruka Morishima

Yukana (CC in Code Geass, Teletha Testarossa in Full Metal Panic, Honoka Yukishiro in Pretty Cure, Tear in Tales of Abyss) as Ai Nanasaki

Trailer

So who will be the lucky (or not so lucky) girl(s) that gets to spend time him on Christmas Eve ? Start watching the series and let the story unfold ^^.

Rating: 7.5/10

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Source : ANN

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