When I first heard about Sentai’s Iroduku – The World in Colors: Complete Collection, I wasn’t sure what I’d be getting into. Thankfully I was pleasantly surprised with a touching and fun story filled with emotional highs and lows that any viewer can relate to and will enjoy.
Taking place in the far future, we enter the life of Hitomi, a teenaged girl who lives on an Earth filled with magic that most people can tap into to cast spells and such. You’d think living in an age like this would be fun and exciting, which it is for her classmates and everyone else. But for her it doesn’t really matter as she’s become more and more depressed ever since something happened in her past.
It’s so bad, she no longer sees colors as well, sealing her gloomy and gray fate it seems. Not wanting to see her suffer like this, Hitomi’s grandmother, Kohaku, takes it upon herself to cast a powerful time travel spell to send her 60 years into the past to the year 2018 where Kohaku is 17.
From here, the two young ladies become friends while making new ones with Hitomi also starting to fall in love with a young man named Yuito and his paintings where she can finally see the colors in them. It’s a magical time for all of them as they make their way through school life and all kinds of emotions and challenges along the way.
I love watching something I know nothing about and it turns out to be pretty great. That’s exactly what I got from this series as I wasn’t sure what was happening at first and then got hooked on finding out what was coming next for Hitomi, Kohaku, and the rest of the cast. As with most slice of life series, the emotions and school life challenges are always relatable and make for a clichéd but still awesome time.
The visuals and audio are both great and come through nicely, making this magical world come alive even more. There’s also a few special features with clean opening and closing animations along with a few original Japanese promotional videos that showcase just how magical and emotional the series is.
If you enjoy slice of life anime like I do but want a nice spin on it, be sure to give Iroduku – The World in Colors: Complete Collection a look. It captures all of the feelings and challenges that come with being a teenager in school nicely, along with the added bonus of magical elements thrown in that’s sure to leave viewers under its spell.