Why don’t I take this DRAMA and shove it down your throat?
Welcome to Drama: The Drama. If you’re looking for DRAMA, look no further. KNIM has all the DRAMA you could ever ask for, and more. And if you somehow get roped into reading the manga, then God help you. Because you’re gonna need all the blessings you can get to not rage.
What They Didn’t Show You
Ok, I’m being very tongue-in-cheek there, so time for some serious talk. KNIM starts us off in media res. Ok, so right off the bat you’re probably a little lost. No big deal, there’s a pair of OVAs that came out before this. If you watch them, you’ll be fine. Except not. Because the OVAs only directly preceed the events of the series. So I guess it would be better if I explain things for everyone. Or you could go read the manga like I do. But again, good luck with that. With that said, let’s start from the beginning. The very beginning, that is. The main girl Yuzuki, whom you barely catch a glimpse of in the premiere, is a city girl. The main guy Haruto, whom you can clearly see is a lady-killer, is a country boy. One day, city girl visits the country side for various reasons and meets country boy. The seeds have just been sown for this roller coaster ride. City girl goes home and, fast forward a few years, returns to the country side again to flirt with country boy. Country boy, ever the lady-killer, is caught between her and another girl. After some DRAMA, city girl goes home again and leaves country boy with promises of a long-distance relationship. It doesn’t work out. After consulting his bffs and receiving unanimous advice to forget about city girl (because she’s obviously trouble), country boy decides to step up his game and chase city girl to her home town: Tokyo.
Still with me? Good. I’ve very heavily condensed about 75 chapters right there, so I must be Manglobe or something. What did you miss out on then? Oh, nothing much really. Just, you know, all the character building of the series. But that’s no biggie, because you have me here telling you what’s important. And the only thing you need to know at this point is that country boy is obsessed with city girl and will stop at nothing to be her man. So the OVAs, if my memory serves, cover his initial foray into Tokyo on a school trip. Things are still square with Yuzuki, though the distance between the two is evidently growing. And in between then and the start of this TV series, things have gone down the drain. Why? Well you’re definitely going to find out by the end of these 12 episodes because KNIM is delicious DRAMA.
It’s a little harrowing for me to tell you guys right off the bat that Haruto has eyes only for Yuzuki because it might kind of spoil things. But honestly it won’t take very long for you to figure it out for yourself, so I don’t think I’ve ruined too much for those who did manage to read through my entire regurgitation above. It looks like the second episode will in fact attempt to explain some of the backstory most likely in the form of a flashback, so I think with what I’ve told you and next week’s episode, you should be pretty much set for the rest of the show. Just remember that it doesn’t matter how many other friendly girls appear on screen over the course of the season. Yuzuki is the only one for Haruto. Everything else is just there for the sake of DRAMA.