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Living For The Day After Tomorrow / Asatte no Houkou


###Living for The Day After Tomorrow / Asatte no Houkou

Genres: drama, romance, supernatural
Number of episodes: 12
Vintage: 2006-10-05 to 2006-12-21

Plot Summary: Karada is a young girl who hates being treated like a child and who wishes to be grown up. Shoko is an aloof, unhappy young woman who has just returned from overseas. When they meet by coincidence one night at a local shrine where they both like to make wishes, they exchange ages.

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The opening is so cute! Love it. And of course Suara of Utawarerumono and Tears to Tiara fame <3

As excited as I am about Gintama in terms of a marquee and juggernaut title to land… I’m very happy for my own personal tastes for Living For The Day After Tomorrow… I’m getting Kamichu vibes.


Sentai and S23 are winning major brownie points with this pick up today. The more I watch the OP the more I can’t wait to see this.

Story reminds me of Nanaka 6/17 from what I’ve read.


it’s like a anime version of “Vice Versa” or “Like Father Like Son” but with cute anime girls…and animated.

Wait, that was redundant.


I’m watching Living right now, and I have to say that I’m surprised by it. First of all, with this type of show, I was expecting it to either be very comedic, or full of fan service and possibly have some weird loli moments. But so far, it’s actually a rather well scripted drama. There are some occasional laughs, but they are very few and far between, and in this case, that’s not a bad thing.

I will probably post a little more in depth review in a day or so, but so far, this is a show I’m really enjoying. As long as it doesn’t fall apart in the last few episodes, it’s one I would definitely be able to recommend.


[size=14]Living for the Day After Tomorrow (Asatte no Houkou) DVD Complete Collection (S)[/size]

[quote]There are far worse things than having to deal with your ex-boyfriend’s little sister or your older brother’s ex-girlfriend. But that’s something Karada Iokawa and Shoko Nogami have to learn the hard way when a magic wishing stone inexplicably grants Karada’s wish to be older - and does it by stealing the years from Shoko! Now Shoko, who’s already graduated and studied overseas, is Karada’s age, just about to enter junior high school. Meanwhile Karada must suddenly face the real facts about what being grown up entails. And just to make a bizarre situation even more awkward, there’s the issue of how to handle their existing romantic interests!

Contains episodes 1-12.

Special Features: Clean Opening Animation, Clean Closing Animation.

Spoken Languages: Japanese, English subtitles.

Age Rating - 13+ (More Information)
Genre - Drama
300 Minutes
Format - English Subtitles
Media - DVD
Product Availability - In Stock and Available (More Information)
Release Date - Apr 13 2010[/quote]



Theron Martin gave this an A- , and he don’t mess around. I must say his review has peaked my interests in this title a little bit…will have to look into it more though. But will keep it in mind.


I’m too lazy to check the schedule, has a start date for VOD been announced yet?


They haven’t announced it yet. I do not know if the premier date has been planned yet or not. The only downside with the rate at which Sentai has been acquiring series, is that they take longer to come to VOD and the Online Player.


Got the set in the other day really like the cover art. Though Again I wish we still had singles cause I want more art.


The premise of the show sounds pretty interesting, may give this a go when it comes out.

ANN did a review on the show, for those of you who are curious:

[size=16]ANN Review: Living for the Day After Tomorrow DVD Complete Collection[/size]


Got the set in the other day really like the cover art. Though Again I wish we still had singles cause I want more art.[/quote]

You’re not the only one. :frowning: I would kill for more art and nice artbox to put it all in.


anyone has a first impressions on this series. I am on the fence to buying it.


It’s a slice of life drama. If you can enjoy shows like Maria Watches Over Us and Aria, then it’s right up your alley. It’s a very laid back show, but the pacing is pretty good. The characters are all very likable (at least in the anime version.)


This just started on TAN VOD today! :woohoo:

On the Online Player next week!! :laugh:


Episode 1 -

A good first episode. It looks like Shoko and Hiro once dated and Hiro broke up with her to take care of Karada. It seems that Shoko is jealous of Karada and insults her and hurts her feelings. And as for wishing stones - you should be careful of what you wish for in the light of a full moon! :lol:


Ahh, so that’s what I’ve been doing wrong.

This looks interesting so far, at any rate, I’ll keep watching -


Episode 4 -

It’s nice that Hiro was finally reunited with Karada, although it understandably took him a while to believe what happened. Now if only poor Tetsumasa’s mind could be put at ease!


Episode 5 -

Now that Karada and Hiro insisted that Shoko stay with them, she seems out of place. Karada won’t let her do any of the chores and Shoko feels too old to be playing with kids. At least Shoko was finally able to help with the chores.
It’s funny that Hiro and Karada sleep alike! Shoko needs to learn how to be a kid again and finally starts to play with the other children. It was sweet when Karada and Hiro held hands with Shoko on the way home. Too bad Toko saw them and now wonders who the girls are. Especially since Hiro told her that he found Karada and she’s staying with relatives. But I have a feeling that the truth will come out.


Episode 6 -

Tetsu shows up at the apartment looking for Karada! He doesn’t accept the explanation that she is with relatives and has a feeling she is still in town. He searches for her and Karada follows him around until he discovers her. She ends up helping him and he takes her to places that hold special memories of Karada for him. Karada even gave him his nickname – “Crispy Amino.”
There were even a couple of times when this adult Karada seems familiar to him. Funny that he thinks she is Hiro’s live-in girlfriend. But I also think that Karada is learning how Tetsu really feels about her. At one point he calls her “Iokawa” and she doesn’t correct him - a slip on both their parts. Maybe he will soon realize that she is his Karada after all.
Karada seemed really happy after spending the day with him and sends him a postcard from her younger self, explaining that she is with relatives, so he won’t worry about her anymore. Tetsu looked really happy to get that postcard too!