Irozuku Sekai no Ashita Kara Anime Review: A Light of Hope in a Monochrome World


The world we live in contains many different colors. These colors sometimes move human emotions in their daily activities. Then, what will happen if all these colors disappear? Will human activities continue as usual, or will the desire to live go away?

Irozuku Sekai no Ashita Kara ( Iroduku: The World in Colors ) tells the life of a female witch named Tsukishiro Hitomi who cannot see color in the world she lives in. It can be seen from the look on her face that Hitomi is very depressed with her condition. Understanding this condition, her grandmother, Tsukishiro Kohaku, decides to send Hitomi to 60 years ago using magic, with the hope that Hitomi will meet her grandmother while still in high school and can find happiness in that time.

The story will center on Hitomi, who at first did not understand what to do in the past 60 years, but then with the help of her grandmother who was still in high school at the time, and other friends, Hitomi finally had an initial goal of joining the art club. and photography. There, he meets Aoi Yuito, a member of the club who can draw. Hitomi accidentally saw Yuito’s drawing, which was the only thing Hitomi could see in color. From there, Hitomi wondered how the colors in the world could be seen again, and felt the happiness that she had never felt before.

The movement of the plot in this anime is not too fast so it is easy to enjoy. Slice of life nuances and fantasy elements can be combined well. Unique scenes with magic are almost always shown in every episode with the right proportions so as not to interfere with the storyline. Hitomi as the main character gets good character development in every episode. His innocent nature but has a high curiosity, making it easy for the audience to like this character. Likewise, Yuito, who at the beginning of the episode doesn’t talk much, ends up showing a different attitude in the middle of the story. Kohaku’s character acts as a mood freshener in almost every scene in this anime. As for the supporting characters, they are still being explored, although the character development is still lacking.

Romance is not the most highlighted element in this anime, so viewers who expect a heavy romance story may be a little disappointed. Then, as explained earlier, this anime involves time travel with the use of magic, but the concept of time travel itself is not explained in detail , such as the time paradox , the possibility of a different timeline , and so on. But this is actually understandable, because the genre of this anime is fantasy and not Sci-fi.

The world in Irozuku Sekai no Ashita Kara is well described. PA Works as the studio that handles this anime often features a lot of color combinations as the main elements in the anime. Occasionally, a monochrome scene is also shown as a form of Hitomi’s point of view who can’t see color.

The anime’s opening theme song is sung by the duo Haruka and Miyuki, with the title song ” 17 Sai. This song represents Hitomi’s hope in finding her happiness. Meanwhile, Yanagi Nagi sang the ending song with the title “ Mimei no Kimi to Hakumei no Mahou. ” Although it wasn’t prominent, the BGM and insert song used was enough to represent the scene and build the audience’s mood .

Anime Irozuku Sekai no Ashita Kara is an anime that is easily enjoyed by the audience, by combining the use of magic in everyday life. But don’t expect a strong romance story in this series, because that element is not highlighted. In the 2018 KAORI Reader’s Favorite Anime poll , Irozuku Sekai no Ashita Kara took 17th place with a vote of 29.1%