Sweet Blue Flowers Blu-ray
About Sweet Blue Flowers Blu-ray
This Sweet Blue Flowers Blu-ray Collection contains all 11 episodes and is based on the manga by Takako Shimura.
Do you remember your first love?
Fumi’s always had trouble connecting with other people, but her life has been especially tumultuous as of late. After a decade apart, fortune reunites her with her childhood friend Akira, who’s always held a special place in Fumi’s heart. But even as they rediscover their friendship, with the start of the new school year, Fumi becomes enamored with a tall, charismatic girl named Sugimoto. Fumi soon finds herself playing a balancing act, between her feelings towards Akira and her newfound desire for Sugimoto.
Special Features: Clean Opening, Clean Closing, Art Galleries, U.S. Trailer
- Publisher: NOZOMI/LUCKY PENNY
- Media: Blu-ray
- Spoken Language: Japanese
- Subtitle Language: English
- Genre: Drama
- Themes: Yuri
- Age Rating: 14+
- Run Time: 275
- Release Date: 7/3/2018
- Dimensional Weight: 0.5
- Region Code: A
Ratings & Reviews
Well executed but frustratingly unfinished
by Mako -
Sweet Blue Flowers does a marvelous job of not just adapting the manga on which it’s based, but improving on it. The original has ongoing issues with being unclear about nonlinear bits, flashbacks, and timing, which the anime cleans up almost entirely. It also does a great job of fleshing out scenes, and knows when to take its time without feeling like it’s dragging things out unnecessarily.
The problem: The series ends around the halfway point of the manga, *right* when things are getting interesting. The original story spends half its length setting up the characters, their backstory, their awkward relationships and bad breakups, before digging in to the central might-be-romance between Fumi and her childhood friend who she wishes was more.
And that moment is where the first season ends.
You could interpret it as open-ended, but really the show ends right when things are about to get good, and it’s frustrating as heck. Great advertisement for the manga, though.