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The Troubled Life of Miss Kotoura 

Kotoura-san (original title)
Bullied by her classmates, a teenage psychic moves to a new school, where she makes friends and joins a club dedicated to ESP research.
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Series cast summary:
Hisako Kanemoto Hisako Kanemoto ...  Haruka Kotoura 12 episodes, 2013
Jun Fukushima Jun Fukushima ...  Yoshihisa Manabe 12 episodes, 2013
Yurika Kubo Yurika Kubo ...  Hiyori Moritani 12 episodes, 2013
Kana Hanazawa Kana Hanazawa ...  Yuriko Mifune 11 episodes, 2013
Hiro Shimono ...  Daichi Muroto 11 episodes, 2013
Tomomichi Nishimura Tomomichi Nishimura ...  Zenzou Kotoura 6 episodes, 2013
Itaru Yamamoto Itaru Yamamoto ...  Moritani's Father / ... 6 episodes, 2013
Kikuko Inoue ...  Kumiko Kotoura 5 episodes, 2013
Yutaka Nakano Yutaka Nakano ...  Head Monk 5 episodes, 2013
Shinobu Matsumoto Shinobu Matsumoto ...  Pupil A 5 episodes, 2013
Saori Oonishi ...  Boy B / ... 5 episodes, 2013
Junichi Yanagita Junichi Yanagita ...  Male Student A / ... 5 episodes, 2013
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Bullied by her classmates, a teenage psychic moves to a new school, where she makes friends and joins a club dedicated to ESP research.

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Sonna Koto Ura no Mata Urabanashi Desho?
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Great for people with empathy
29 January 2016 | by sidgouldSee all my reviews

My initial assessment of Kotoura-san was less than optimistic. The show's (tired) format is that of a goofy high-school drama, featuring a young girl with a special power and boy who is a total pervert (except when he's not) who likes for no immediately discernible reason, along with the typical assortment of mildly quirky supporting characters. This includes, of course, the obligatory love triangle; though in the interest of avoiding spoilers I won't say with whom.

All right, nothing special here; until you start actually watching the show, that is. Then it rapidly becomes much more interesting. The show paints a rather grim picture of life for people who are different/special/empowered, and in particular for Kotoura, who lacks any practical understanding of how her ability works, if it's normal, or how to moderate her interactions with others. I was genuinely moved by the honest and relatable portrayal of Kotoura; particularly in the emotionally charged first few episodes.

Generally speaking, the central characters start out a bit flat and round out fairly nicely over the duration of the series. The regrettable exception to this is Manabe, who isn't as fully developed as the other characters, for (what may actually be good) reasons. It's perfectly fine to have solid characters who don't need evolution; a good example would be Hajime from Gatchaman Crowds, who despite being the hero of the show, doesn't have (or need) a development arc.

Overall, the show paints characters in a relatable and empathetic fashion. Even the 'villains', if you want to call them that. I thoroughly recommend the show as being heartfelt and overall well-put together.


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