I believe the last time I wrote an anime review was for 'Erased' and I don't think I did it any justice but then again no review can, you gotta watch these things for yourself. Now the first time I heard about Carole & Tuesday was on a recommended youtube video where someone had uploaded the performances of the characters in the anime. As a long time anime enthusiast , I was intrigued, the music wasn't your typical JPOP or an anime opening, there was different genres, indie, edm, opera and some whimsical nonsense. The dance moves also got to me, they had such groove to them considering they were drawn and then it finally came on to Netflix UK and I had to watch it. Before watching it, I didn't really read about it other than watching that youtube video, I assumed it was a anime about contestants performing and nothing more but I was genuinely surprised that it actually had a story revolving around two characters called Carole & Tuesday. It was also refreshing to see one of the main character's Carole being of African descent and a refugee, something you really don't see in anime. The contrast between the two characters, one a refugee and the other Tuesday who was born to privilege adds to the chemistry both characters have with each other.
(I want to be named Tuesday, it's such a cool name.)I cant be the only one who likes the dynamic of two different backgrounds meeting each other and starting lives together regardless of their backgrounds. Come to think about it, that's pretty much every anime I've seen. Anyway, Carole & Tuesday is based in the future and they are on Mars which is so freaking cool. The entirety of the anime is futuristic, AI everywhere, almost reminded me of 'Detective Pickachu', in terms of the Pokemon being everywhere, almost like pets and in this universe, some AI were pets too. I want an AI pet.Carole & Tuesday both share a love for music and find each other by coincidence on a bridge where Carole is busking, they realise how compatible they are as Carole makes melodies and Tuesday writes lyrics. They then decide to become a duo and compete on a music competition as a chance to debut into the music industry and at the same time their friendship is tested through hardships. What I appreciated about this anime is the various topics it addresses throughout, for example; homosexuality, fame, stage mums, child stars, friendship, jealousy, internet celebrities, stalkers, family, AI, refugees,the future and probably a lot more that I cant think of in this moment. This is what makes this anime a slice of life as it is relatable to us in a time where every anime right now is being teleported to another world as a hero and you have to save everyone which don't get me wrong, I have seen all of those. Cant wait for shield hero season 2.I wouldn't say it is the best anime I have seen but it is a refreshing addition to a season of animes that borderline as same as. So if your in the market for a light hearted anime, give this a watch in the evening.