Kimi ga Nozomu Eien

Kimi ga Nozomu Eien (君が望む永遠, lit. The Eternity You Desire), or Kiminozo for short, is a Japanese adult visual novel developed by Âge and released on August 3, 2001 for Windows. The game was adapted into a 14-episode anime television series, which aired between October 2003 and January 2004. A four-episode OVA series called Kimi ga Nozomu Eien: Next Season was released between December 2007 and December 2008. The OVA series follows an alternate ending that centers around Haruka.

It takes on life during and after a relationship, not so much two people trying to convince themselves that they like each other for 20 episodes. In this way, the audience does not need to any unnecessary funny introductions or excessive blushing, but rather, the first episode sufficiently provides all the information needed to move on. Just when the anime was starting so look like a typical high school romance, disaster strikes, deeply affecting the four friends. This is when Kimi ga Nozomu Eien enters a three year time skip, frequently revealing what happened during that time through short flashbacks. The plot from here on is very unsettling and highly subjective, exploring many major themes such as friendship, betrayal, love, aspirations, endeavors, and escaping from reality. All of this comes together at once, consistently driving the story forward to the very end.

Opening Theme
“Precious Memories” by Minami Kuribayashi
Ending Theme
“Hoshizora no Waltz” by Minami Kuribayashi
Ep 02: “Rumbing Hearts” by Minami Kuribayashi
Ep 14: “Kimi ga Nozomu Eien” by MEGUMI
Kimi ga Nozomu Eien OST 1
Kimi ga Nozomu Eien OST 2

 

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