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His and Her Circumstances DVD Anime Value

4.5 star rating out of 5
6 Reviews
SKU: 742617092428

Retail Price: $39.99

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His and Her Circumstances

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About His and Her Circumstances DVD Anime Value

His and Her Circumstances complete collection contains episodes 1-26 of the anime directed by Hideaki Anno.

Like a drug, Yukino Miyazawa was addicted to admiration and praise from those around her. She worked hard to become the perfect student, the perfect girl. But that was before... him. Souichirou Arima.

The instant she met him, she hated him. Without even trying, he snatched the very glory from her hands by easily acing the high school entrance exam that should have made her the class representative. To take back what is rightfully hers, Yukino is putting all her efforts into plotting her revenge - but was love part of the plan?

Special Features: Director's Notes, Translation Notes, Production Notes, Character Biographies, Storyboard Samples, Voice Actor Interviews, English Voice Actresses' Outtakes, Phone Messages, Original Trailer, Previews.

Spoken Languages: English, Japanese, English subtitles, Spanish subtitles.


  • Media: DVD
  • Spoken Language: English, Japanese
  • Subtitle Language: English
  • Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
  • Themes: School Life, Slice of Life
  • Age Rating: 13+
  • Run Time: 780
  • Year Created: 1998
  • Release Date: 8/25/2009
  • Dimensional Weight: 1
  • Region Code: 1

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Ratings & Reviews

6 reviews

5 star rating out of 5

His and Her Circumstances


A classic shoujo title from the director of Neon Genesis Evangelion. I bought this show twelve years ago and I still rank it among my top five favorite anime shows. It's both heartwarming and funny.

Yukino Miyazawa thought she was the image of perfection until she met Souichiro Arima. She must destroy him! Or not... The indomitable, enthusiastic, and egotistical Yukino and the talented, cool , and troubled Arima provide a solid central focus to the story, but the side characters shine too. The story features memorable and fun characters and reveals their internal monologues as their doubts and hopes come to the fore.

The anime with its quick cuts; manga illustrations and sound effects; moody interludes in deserted school venues and on city streets; and lightning delivery of sharp dialogue and story details is very entertaining. The animation is provided in brief bursts but is used to effect.

5 star rating out of 5

One of my favorites. One of the more underrated romance shows out there.


This anime is a very solid romance series, not only is it very funny and entertaining to watch, it's also very good at storytelling and character development, which are things anime usually never gets right.

I gave this to a friend as a present. She has never watched an anime before and she absolutely loved it!

Thanks for making a more recent copy for such a low price!

4 star rating out of 5

Good show marred by "localization"


His and Her Circumstances already starts off strong just from the first half being written and directed by the amazing Anno, and it shows in his unique visual style. As far as the plot its somewhat standard HS Rom-com fare. Seemingly perfect girl and seemingly perfect boy hit it off and fall in love. The characters, both main and side, are enjoyable to watch bounce off each other. The only strike this show really has against it is a bit of censorship not present in the japanese release. Nothing you could consider "graphic" being censored, which makes it all the more confusing why a certain scene was changed at all. For spoiler reasons i wont mention what was changed, only that it happens in episode 18.

3 star rating out of 5

A ok romantic comedy that suffers from possiable animation budget cuts

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I will be honest the animation gets so low budget at times that it's just black and white still shots, otherwise, half the time its decent. The story is ok, I do find the many recap eps to be annoying and unlikely needed as this anime is only 26 eps. I found myself enjoying it at times as the characters are likeable but I feel if you want to watch this show make sure to read the manga too for the complete story. I will give this anime an 4/10 I was going to rate it a 5, but the low budget black and white stills and the ending being such a cliffhanger made me lower the score.

5 star rating out of 5

Five stars - but with a caveat


My favorite anime: it's best, & worst, anime you'll ever watch.

1st episodes are gold. Meaningful deep characters; all about their relationships, wrestling with innermost behavioral catalysts, & not just the main characters.

Heartwarming tearjerker with plenty of humor.

Final 3/5 or so feels like worst anime you've watched. Acclaimed director quits halfway through, and boy does it show. Also: shoestring budget. Creators often grasp for straws as to how to finish the series. Filler flashback episodes galore! One episode even has cutout characters pasted on popsicle sticks. I'm not kidding. Impoverished animation; many still shots. Plot deteriorates into near incoherence.

Still, creators ooze creativity into every inch of the production, creatively overcoming budgetary constraints in endearing ways, but it's usually obvious that they have zero operating dollars.

You may love this series as much as I do. It's great, but it could have been legendary. Ah, circumstance.

5 star rating out of 5

Great Anime, Great Price

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I am a big fan of His and Her Circumstances, despite whatever flaws it may have. The show functions greatly as a character study between the two main characters and as a piece within the greater filmography of the great Hideaki Anno (most well-known for the Evangelion franchise). It has a little bit of everything that I want from a rom-com anime - humor, charm, and a dash of seriousness.

The discs worked well for me, and I really appreciate the special features that come along with this release, particularly the production notes and the interviews with voice actors. My one issue is that the series needs a restoration, as the visuals aren't as sharp as they could be. Overall, a very good release.