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[To Heart]
Genre: Romance
Length: Television series, 13 episodes, 23 minutes each
Distributor: Currently licensed by Right Stuf International.
Content Rating: 3+ (harmless, and utterly devoid of calories, like a can of Pepsi One...)
Related Series: N/A
Also Recommended: Boys Be..., Comic Party, His and Her Circumstances
Notes: Based on a series of dating and hentai games by leaf and Aquaplus.

To Heart


See primary review.


Unlike many dating sim derived shows, To Heart had a lot of interesting background potential since even though it does have your standard multitude of cute girls, many of them have unusual quirks or backgrounds that could lead to potentially interesting storytelling. Unfortunately, potential is just that: potential and nothing more. How could a show full of so many cute girls with a variety of unusual backgrounds (psychic, witch, martial artist, android, etc.) be so boring?

That is the question that I kept asking myself over and over again as I plowed through the various episodes of this show. I had originally watched the first episode months ago but was rather unimpressed and given that I have a lot of other anime, I figured I would go back and take a look at this some other time particularly since I do like a lot of the romance shows. I also consider myself unusually patient compared to many people, tend to have an affinity for the romance genre, and have often found many anime that other people consider

Though it had a lot of potential to do a lot of interesting storylines, To Heart squanders them completely and gives us a world populated with the worldJeremy A Beard

Recommended Audience: Hmm. People who sat through Tale of Genji and What's Michael couldn't stay awake through this show. Not to say those titles are watchable ... but that should say something about this series. Apart from that ... no nudity, no fan service, no foul language, no violence ... no human emotion ... Give me my KareKano back!!!!

Version(s) Viewed: Prerelease fansub
Review Status: Partial (11/13)
To Heart © 1999 leaf / KSS / Aquaplus