Myself, Yourself

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  • 2007
  • 1 Season

Myself, Yourself is a slice-of-life anime series that premiered on AT-X in 2007. The show is directed by Yasuo Ejima and produced by Studio Dogakobo. It is a romantic drama series that revolves around the lives of five childhood friends who reunite after being separated for several years. The series follows their lives as they navigate through their personal relationships, past traumas, and the challenges of growing up.

The protagonist of the series is Sana Hidaka, a 16-year-old high school student who moves back to his hometown after a five-year absence. Sana is accompanied by his loyal childhood friend Nanaka Yatsushiro, whom he has had a crush on since childhood. However, upon returning, he discovers that Nanaka has become distant and is now struggling with emotional trauma. This sets the stage for the series' exploration of mental health issues and the complexities of emotional relationships.

The other main characters of the series are Aoi Oribe, Shusuke Wakatsuki, and Asami Hoshino, all of whom have their own past traumas and emotional baggage. Aoi is an aspiring artist who has a difficult relationship with her family, while Shusuke is a popular high school student who is dealing with the aftermath of his parents' divorce. Asami is a cheerful and outgoing girl who hides a secret past that she does not want anyone to find out.

Throughout the series, the relationships between the characters develop and deepens, revealing secrets from the past that they have kept hidden. As the characters try to overcome their struggles and confront their personal demons, they come to realize that their past traumas are still affecting their lives and relationships.

Myself, Yourself is a character-driven series that focuses on the emotional journeys of its protagonists. The animation is visually appealing, with vibrant colors and detailed character designs. The soundtrack is also notable, with a mix of soft piano pieces and upbeat pop songs that complement the mood of the scenes.

The series deals with mature themes, such as depression, suicide, and sexual assault, which may be difficult for some viewers to watch. However, these themes are handled with sensitivity and care, making the series a thoughtful and thought-provoking exploration of mental health and emotional relationships.

Overall, Myself, Yourself is a beautifully crafted anime series that offers a poignant and intimate exploration of the complexities of growing up and dealing with emotional trauma. The series offers a relatable and authentic portrayal of its characters and their struggles, making it a must-watch for fans of romantic dramas and slice-of-life anime.

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13. Bond
December 26, 2007
Nanaka recalls that on the night of the fire and a memories around it.  Accepting it for what it is, it appears as if she has decided to leave it behind and get closer to Sana.
13. Bonds
December 25, 2007
Nanaka reveals what happened to her parents and how they died. Filled with emotion, Nanaka locks herself away in her house for days. Sana uses this time to visit her and get longer moments alone with her.
Red Memory
12. Red Memory
December 19, 2007
With feelings low due to Syuri and Syusuke leaving, everyone decided to go to the river to take their minds away from what had just happened. However, before they headed off, Sana received an interesting phone call...
Memories in Red
12. Memories in Red
December 18, 2007
To help Aoi and Nanaka get over a loss, Sana offers to take the two to Kozuchi river. Aoi declines to go when she knows Sana and Nanaka need this time alone to spend quality time together.
11. Confession
December 12, 2007
Sana visits Asami in the hospital, where Asami reveals an unexpected piece of information. When Syuri and Syusuke arrive to visit Asami, she acts normally, although she asks Syuri to converse privately with her. Meanwhile, in the hospital's courtyard, Sana asks Nanaka something of importance...
For the Sakuras
10. For the Sakuras
December 5, 2007
Syuri and Syusuke travel to the grave of their mother to pay their respects, each buying each other presents afterwards to cheer themselves up. When they return to school the next day, an anonymous letter revealing a terrible rumor. Although the school refuses to pursue this, Syuri and Syusuke's father angrily beats Syusuke for this. Syuri, Asami, and Sana then go to give a gift to one of the ladies from the retirement home.
For the Sakura...
10. For the Sakura...
December 4, 2007
In memory of their mother, Shuri and Shusuke exchange gifts while they visit their mother's grave site on the anniversary of her death.
Do Your Best! Animenger!
9. Do Your Best! Animenger!
November 28, 2007
The whole gang heads to the theme park, where they meet Asami and her cousin. After they all meet up they decide to head off and watch a "Hero Show" prompting Nanaka to talk to Sana as they ride the ferris wheel.
Good Luck Animenger
9. Good Luck Animenger
November 27, 2007
Nanaka realizes that she was wrong in the way she acted and wants to say sorry to Sana. The problem is admitting she was wrong in front of the whole group. Aoi offers up tickets to the amusement park and Nanaka can now get close to Sana.
Secret Post
8. Secret Post
November 21, 2007
Nanaka acts coldly towards Sana the following day, even after Sana tries to explain things. Sana comes upon an old mailbox that Sana and Nanaka used for private communication in their youth, and finds dozens of letters...
The Secret Mailbox
8. The Secret Mailbox
November 20, 2007
Desperate to know why Nanaka has been acting so grumpy and not asking for his advice, Sana racks his memories for an idea on how to spark the communication they once had. He remembers that the post box they used to communicate from may help her talk.
Teacher's Caramel
7. Teacher's Caramel
November 14, 2007
With the construction plans in motion to build a new town hall on the nature center site where Sana and everyone used to play, Shuri attempts to gather signatures to stop the project. However, the school's administration forbids Syuri to continue. Meanwhile, while still volunteering at the retirement home, Sana and Asami decide to fulfill a request by an elder lady...
6. Adulthood
November 6, 2007
Hinako's mother forgets her birthday and leaves on a business trip. Angered, Hinako runs away and stays with Sana while she vents her frustration.
Grown Up
6. Grown Up
November 7, 2007
"After learning that her mother will not be home for her birthday, Hinako moves into Sana's apartment. Sana's shocked at how Hinako moves around like she's been living there for years. Initially, Sana feels as if this arrangement might cause trouble between them, however after learning of why Hinako moved in, Sana goes along with this arrangement..."
Non-blooming Sakura Blossoms
5. Non-blooming Sakura Blossoms
October 30, 2007
Nanaka feels indebted to her uncle so she eagerly practices the dance of the Sakura blossoms for the festival at Yatsushiro Shrine to make him happy. After her performance, Nanaka gets to have some alone time with Sana to rebuild their friendship.
Unblooming Cherry Tree
5. Unblooming Cherry Tree
October 31, 2007
"Nanaka begins to spend increasing amounts of time practicing for the upcoming festival at the temple, where she will perform a traditional dance so the sakura will bloom that year. Unexpectedly, she ditches practice to go with Sana, Syuri, and Asami to help at a retirement home. And a the day of the festival, everyone watches Nanaka perform her dance, including Sana..."
No Longer a Child
4. No Longer a Child
October 24, 2007
On his way home, Shu rescues a school girl from a bully. Hinako tracks Shu down and comes to see him every day. Unknown to Shu, Hinako who is only 10 years old wants to profess her love for him but does not know how and seeks out his friends advice.
Cookies and Pebbles
3. Cookies and Pebbles
October 17, 2007
When Sana was away, a rift formed between him and Nanaka. To mend the rift, the group plans a day trip to the river to reminisce. Nanaka becomes jealous when Asami is invited by Sana but soon sees they all are still friends when gifts are exchanged.
The Important Melody
2. The Important Melody
October 9, 2007
It is Sana's first day of school and to his surprise he is nominated as the class monitor. As he explores the school looking for a lost box, he happens across a piano and immediately remembers the song that was a gift to him many years ago.
The Place of Memories
1. The Place of Memories
October 3, 2007
Sana returns home after being away for five years. He takes a walk through town to see what has changed since he was last there only to discover that things are pretty much the same. He does notice however that Aoi has grown and not just in height.
  • Premiere Date
    October 3, 2007