After the rain, one of my favorite anime of winter 2018. Portraying an unusual love story between a high school girl and a 45 years old man, After the rain is a decent anime to enjoy. I’ve just watched the fourth episode of the series and here is my After The Rain Episode 4 review.
After having three simple episode describing the characters and their wishes we reached a new turn. Within these three episodes, we saw the love confession from our main lead Akira. And now there is someone who knows about their secret of being in love.
This guy I’ll refer him as the villain of this episode in the rest of the post. The Villain also works in the restaurant as a chef. He is a perve guy, and he got some bad intentions after seeing Akira. He was thinking about Akira in all the bad ways and trying to impress her.
Accidently when Akira gave him her school notebook, he happens to see the Akira and Kondo’s doddle in her notebook that Akira made by himself. After knowing their love secret he kind of forced Akira to go out on a date with him. To keep her secret a secret she agreed to go out with him, though it wasn’t like a date at all. As Akira was rushing for it to over, The Villain was forcing her, he took her to a coffee shop forcefully and then, in the end, kissed her on the check.
To forget all the bad memories she went to watch the same movie with Mr. Kondo and then to the same coffee shop. Kondo also seems to happy with her. He imagined himself in his youth. In the end, when Kondo was going to his home after the date, Akira wanted to kiss him, but she didn’t. Luckily we saw her kissing him in her imagination, and it was just so beautiful. A sweet love story with the couple is what “After the rain” is.
Other than the story and characters, I like the narration of Kondo. It somehow seems like he is talking about some very deep and mature things. I like the story and I’ll desperately be waiting for the next episode.