Rumbling Hearts

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  • TV-14
  • 2006
  • 1 Season
  • 7.6  (993)

Rumbling Hearts is a romance drama anime series that aired from 2003 to 2004 on Chiba TV. It is based on the visual novel of the same name developed by the Japanese game company, Age. The story follows the lives of four high school students: Takayuki Narumi, Haruka Suzumiya, Mitsuki Hayase, and Shinji Taira. Takayuki, the main protagonist, is a third-year high school student who has a crush on his upperclassman, Haruka Suzumiya. Despite being shy and reserved, Takayuki is determined to confess his feelings to Haruka.

Eventually, Takayuki and Haruka start dating, and their relationship appears to be going well. However, a tragic accident turns their world upside down. The accident leaves Haruka in a coma, and Takayuki, along with his friends, are forced to deal with the aftermath and struggle to come to terms with their new reality.

As Takayuki tries to deal with the grief of possibly losing Haruka forever, he starts to grow closer to Mitsuki, his childhood friend. Mitsuki has always been in love with Takayuki, and she sees this as an opportunity to finally confess her feelings. However, Takayuki is conflicted and unsure of what he wants.

Meanwhile, Shinji serves as comic relief and provides a much-needed distraction from the heavy storyline. He is the carefree friend who is always ready to lighten the mood and make his friends laugh.

The series explores themes of love, friendship, loss, and grief. It highlights the complexity of human relationships and shows how they can change in the face of tragedy. It is a poignant and emotional story that will have viewers on the edge of their seats.

One of the unique aspects of Rumbling Hearts is its non-linear narrative. The show jumps back and forth in time, which can make it difficult to keep track of what is happening. However, it also adds to the suspense and keeps viewers engaged.

In terms of animation and art style, Rumbling Hearts is visually stunning. The characters are beautifully designed, and the backgrounds are lush and detailed. The color palette is subdued, which fits the melancholic tone of the series.

The soundtrack is also a standout feature of the show. The opening theme, "Precious Memories" by Minami Kuribayashi, is a beautiful ballad that perfectly captures the essence of the series. The score, composed by Takeshi Abo, is also exceptional and helps to set the emotional tone of each scene.

Overall, Rumbling Hearts is a must-watch for fans of romance and drama anime. It is a well-written and thoughtful series that will leave a lasting impression.

Rumbling Hearts is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (14 episodes). The series first aired on December 19, 2006.

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Mayal’s Gift
14. Mayal’s Gift
December 19, 2006
Haruka has gained new confidence. She tells Takayuki that they must part ways. He resolves to fix things with Mitsuki, realizing that he needs her.
The Past Will Catch up
13. The Past Will Catch up
December 19, 2006
Takayuki visits with Haruka. She asks him if he's dating anyone else. He tells her no. But when Mitsuki visits at the young girl's request, Haruka learns the truth.
Friends to Enemies
12. Friends to Enemies
December 19, 2006
Mitsuki cares for Takayuki as he recovers, telling him how she has given up everything in her life to be with him. Confessing to her affair with Shinji, his lack of anger confirms her worst fears.
Where the Blame Lies
11. Where the Blame Lies
December 19, 2006
Mitsuki has seduced Shinji, Haruka's collapsed back into a coma, Akane has disappeared and Takayuki's illness has progressed to the point of collapse…
10. Impulses
December 19, 2006
Haruka is gaining some awareness of the passage of time. Meanwhile, Mitsuki has hit rock bottom, believing she has lost it all.
9. Unraveling
December 19, 2006
Everyone seems distracted as of late… Takayuki searches the city over for a children's book he once bought Haruka and Mitsuki has taken up some serious drinking.
Old Scars Are New
8. Old Scars Are New
December 19, 2006
As Takayuki begins to enjoy the fantasy more than the reality, Mitsuki becomes suspicious and decides to visit Haruka herself.
Always Second Thoughts
7. Always Second Thoughts
December 19, 2006
As Takayuki spends more and more time at the hospital, his old feelings for Haruka begin to resurface.
6. Wishing
December 19, 2006
Haruka's condition has them all living out a warped high school daydream, as they are forced to act as if the past three years haven't occurred.
Lead Astray
5. Lead Astray
December 19, 2006
Flashback: It's been a year since the accident and Takayuki is overwhelmed with grief. Mitsuki, believing the accident her fault, has been taking care of him as best she can.
Betrayed by Love
4. Betrayed by Love
December 19, 2006
Things seem to finally be working out for Takayuki and Mitsuki, but their newfound happiness is thrown to the wind when the unthinkable happens…Haruka has woken up!
Moving On
3. Moving On
December 19, 2006
Three years have passed since the tragic accident, three years in which Haruka has been in a coma. Takayuki and Mitsuki are in a loveless relationship, lacking in joy and ridden with guilt.
2. Waiting
December 19, 2006
Their problems in the past, life could not be better for the young couple Haruka and Takayuki. But unexpected feelings of jealousy drive Mitsuki to meddle.
Friends to Lovers
1. Friends to Lovers
December 19, 2006
As high school draws to a close, Haruka regrets that her long-held crush on fellow classmate Takayuki will never see fruition. Prompted to action, she confesses her love at long last and the two become a couple.
Where to Watch Rumbling Hearts
Rumbling Hearts is available for streaming on the Chiba TV website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Rumbling Hearts on demand at Amazon Prime and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    December 19, 2006
  • IMDB Rating
    7.6  (993)