Anime: White Album (ホワイトアルバム)

White Album (ホワイトアルバム) is a Japanese adult visual novel developed by Leaf, and was originally released on May 1, 1998 for Microsoft Windows PCs as a CD-ROM.

 

It has received several transitions to other media. A manga adaptation illustrated by Japanese illustrator Abeno Chako (阿倍野ちゃこ) began serialization in the shounen magazine Dengeki Daioh in August 2008. It was followed by an anime adaptation produced by Seven Arcs, which began broadcast in Japan on January 3, 2009.

 

White Album’s male protagonist. Fujii Touya is a twenty year-old university student in his second year attending the Yuunagi University (悠凪大学). He has a timid, yet vulgar personality, and is often unorganized. He often laments the amount of time he has to spend with Morikawa Yuki (voiced by: Hirano Aya – profile HERE), whom he is romantically attracted to.

 

Yuki, White Album’s main heroine, is an idol singer rising in popularity, and is affiliated with the Ogata Productions. She has a warm and kindhearted personality, and is in her second year attending university with Touya, with whom she attended high school together. Ogata Rina (voiced by: Mizuki Nana – profile HERE), another heroine, is a popular idol singer under the same management agency as Yuki. Rina is elegant and intelligent, and maintains a mutual friendship with Yuki. She is often occupied with work, and becomes attracted to Touya to compensate her loneliness.

 

Professional and private life are two topics that are really close in this anime. How would our protagonists deal with them? Hints in the video below! Enjoy!

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