Nasa Yuzaki and Tsukasa Tsukuyomi Yuzaki’s romantic relationship in TONIKAWA: Over the Moon for You gives fans a different taste of the romance genre. Despite the unstoppable releases of romance anime today, Tonikawa just feels different for most fans. It is definitely incomparable to some romance animes of today. A top-tier romance anime indeed. Hence, we have gathered all the information enough to convince you to enter the Tonikawa fandom.
TONIKAWA: Over the Moon for You is a romance-comedy anime created by Kenjiro Hata in 2018. He is popularly known for this adorable romance anime. However, Kenjiro Hata is also notably known for masterfully creating Hayate the Combat Butler. TONIKAWA: Over the Moon for You is a romance-comedy that aims to explore the lives of two young married couples just trying to get through life with their friends.
From October to December 2020, the anime adaptation of its original manga was released and has caught the attention of fans ever since. During the Crunchyroll Awards in 2021, its main characters, Nasa Yuzaki & Tsukasa Yuzaki, won Best Couple against popular anime characters like Kaguya Shinomiya and Miyuki Shirogane of Kaguya-sama: Love Is War. Now that season two is finally here, you can expect more from this married couple. Therefore, we have compiled ten reasons that would finally convince you to watch it right now! And to do a quick recap for those who have already watched it.
1. Tonikawa Is a Fast-Paced Anime That Avoids Dull Moments
There are plenty of animes that have great and fast pacing. But, there are also numerous animes from various genre that has a lot of dull moments because of their slow pacing. Some episodes will get you hyped up, but some will always make you yawn and sleepy. Thankfully, Tonikawa is not like the latter. Instead, it is an anime that tries its best to avoid any dull moments for its fans.
The anime provides fans with a well-balanced mixture of romance and comedy. Nasa Yuzaki and Tsukasa Yuzaki’s marriage is even dubbed by fans as the fastest marriage in anime history. Both the proposal and marriage happened in the series’ first episode in season one. Now tell me, isn’t it fast-pacing?
Moreover, each episode of Tonikawa features a different chapter from the married couple’s lives. If a problem arises at the beginning of the episode, expect that it will also be solved by the end of the same episode. Therefore, you can definitely expect that your demand for the sweetest and most exciting moments from lovers will be met.
2. A Romance Anime With a Hint of Mystery
It is not a mystery anime that revolves around the questions of who-kills-who or whom the character got his supernatural powers. It’s not like that at all because, in the first place, it is a romantic comedy anime. However, the hint of mystery in Tonikawa falls under the adorable but mysterious wife of Nasa Yuzaki. His mysterious wife is also one of the main reasons why fans are so eager to watch the series.
Tonikawa is not your ordinary romance anime. Despite it being a light-hearted anime, it also raises some eyebrows, particularly with Tsukasa Yuzaki. Tsukasa Yuzaki has conveyed to fans that she is no ordinary waifu or human being. From the beginning of the series, Tsukasa has given small hints of her possible true identity, and even more so when they took a trip to Nasa’s hometown. From these scenes, fans have made multiple theories and speculation about Tsukasa but some are still left unanswered. Therefore, it just gives fans more reason to also watch its second season and wait for the most-awaited revelation with regard to Tsukasa’s real identity.
3. Nasa Yuzaki: The Most Hard-Working Husband
Despite the two being married at a young age, they have shown that they can definitely work their way out of it. The financial status of a couple. specifically, the man is often questioned when the topic of marriage comes in. But, Nasa Yuzaki has shown that he is quite capable of being a married man even at a young age.
Nasa Yuzaki is a natural-born hard worker and genius. As a student, he has definitely excelled in all of his academic years and his long-time friend named Ayane can attest to that. Before meeting her wife, Nasa had always dreamt of someday becoming a man that no one can laugh at.
As a kid, Nasa has been constantly teased by his classmates because of his unusual name. Hence, he made this experience of his a motivation to work hard in terms of his academics. Unfortunately, his life motivations and goals were altered completely after crossing paths with Tsukasa Tsukuyomi. Instead of pursuing his study, Nasa worked day and night since then until he turned 18 when his wife finally showed up on his doorstep for the marriage that he once proposed to her. Now, Nasa Yuzaki is even working double just to provide for himself and his wife.
4. Young Married Couple Challenging Life
Having the financial means to marry someone doesn’t actually give an assurance that the marriage will work out. Why? Because there’s more to it than love or money can ever provide. Being in love with the person you wish to marry is the most important aspect of marrying someone most of the time. The marriage of Nasa and Tsukasa may seem so sudden but the two of them have shown that their marriage is not baseless.
Nasa has been in love with Tsukasa since the first time he met her and Tsukasa has fallen for him as she gets to know her husband. However, as I’ve said, sometimes this is not enough. Nasa Yuzaki was not born rich. Thus, he cannot offer Tsukasa Yuzaki a very luxurious life. Nasa working day and night doesn’t mean that he has a load of money.
In fact, he just has the enough amount to provide for the two of them and is always seen as being thrifty when it comes to things. However, not once did Tsukasa see less of Nasa because of it. As a wife, she has always been supportive of his husband and has always shown her appreciation for all his hard work. Even when their house got burned down, the two didn’t let this get through their marriage, rather they both think of ways on how to get through it.
5. TONIKAWA: Over the Takoyaki for You
Who doesn’t love Takoyaki these days? Well, TONIKAWA: Over the Moon for You might revolve mainly around the relationship between Tsukasa and Nasa. However, all of their friends also take part in the development of their relationship. Tonikawa only has a few characters aside from the main ones. Kenjiro Hata even revealed in an interview that having a smaller cast for Tonikawa made it easier for him to draw but more difficult for him to come up with jokes. However, Kenjiro was still able to provide us with enough waves of laughter especially when the whole gang is present.
When the married couple decided to host a Takoyaki Party, they invited every one of their friends to their home. They all had fun sharing stories, playing games, and eating takoyaki. These characters from the story have all made a significant impact on Nasa and Tsukasa’s relationship. They have shown their support to the two and never had second thoughts about helping them. Hence, you can expect more friendship parties like the Takoyaki one from the series.
6. A Perverted but Funny High Schooler
One of the characters that make Tonikawa a fun anime to watch is none other than Kaname Arisugawa. Kaname is a kind and hard-working girl who juggles both her studies and taking care of their bathhouse. She is probably the first person that has seen Nasa Yuzaki naked and couldn’t care less about it.
Because of cleaning the bathhouse for a long time now, Kaname has gained the strength to even enter the male bathhouse even with the risk of seeing an opposite gender bare naked. Kaname has also some of the best dirty jokes out there that are just too hard not to laugh at them. She is a very direct girl and a mature one despite her age. She has helped both Tsukasa and Nasa by not getting tired of giving Nasa some love advice to grasp fully what he must do to make his wife happy. As they say, a happy wife equals to a happy life.
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7. Tonikawa Is a Feel-Good Lighthearted Series
Yes, Nasa and Tsukasa also have troubles that they must surpass. However, these troubles are just the daily struggles of a married couple. The story follows a very simple and light plot. It does not have many problems that would gravely or critically affect its characters. Kenjiro Hata even told in an interview the reason why Tonikawa is a lighthearted series that focuses more on the daily lives of the young married couples, Nasa and Tsukasa. He said:
The reason I went this style this time was because I wanted to make the characters have deeper conversations compared to Hayate. I think that in life, you can have all sorts of conversations with people of all walks of life, but there are deep conversations that you can only have with a spouse.Kenjiro Hata
Tonikawa is must-add romance anime to your watch list especially if you’re looking for something that will just give you a warm and happy feeling. The series has nothing but positive emotions to offer to its fans. It centers on the struggles of a married couple and shares some positive insights on how to get through them together. Tonikawa highlights the wonders of marriage especially when love, understanding, trust, and support are all mixed together.
8. No Lewd Moments, Just a Lovey-Dovey Married Couple
I don’t know for some people but on some occasions, the lewd moments featured in a series is the one that kills the whole point of its romance genre. There are a lot of cute couple scenes in this series but trust me they won’t get too far for you to be uncomfortable watching. TONIKAWA: Over the Moon for You have taken the path to not only show the struggles of a young married couple but also the bright side of marrying.
From the marriage proposal, until they finally got married, Nasa and Tsukasa have been in the honeymoon phase and are still in it. Unlike most romance animes where the kissing scene happens only once or twice and sometimes only at the end of the series, Tonikawa is far different. Nasa and Tsukasa have proudly expressed how happy and peaceful they are with their marriage throughout season one.
They never failed to remind it each other how much their relationship means through words, kissing, holding hands, and hugging. Even a little tiny bit of touching, but not too much because they haven’t reached that point of their marriage life yet. Basically, the series just shows us two people living their life as a happy married couple. Cute, right?
9. An Overly Protective Spoiled Younger Sister
From the moment Chitose Kaginoji showed up in the series, she has been nothing but an overprotective younger sister to Tsukasa Kazuki. Chitose appears to have come from a very rich family who can provide for her two maids, Aurora and Charlotte, wherever she goes. The idea of her sister being married has made Chitose very furious and was very open to not liking Nasa-kun for her sister.
She was a complete stalker who tries to follow her sister, especially when the married couple decided to pay Nasa’s parents a visit. However, she is no creepy stalker. Chitose Kaginoji may be a spoiler brat, but she knows her boundaries. Sure, she might have not liked Nasa in the first place, but upon learning his true character she began to slowly accept their marriage and is currently processing all of it until now, all because of her love for her sister.
10. Cute and Catchy Opening Song + Season 2 is Finally Here!
Sometimes it’s the opening song that catches our attention. When the anime is good and so is the opening song, isn’t that equivalent to world peace?!? Well, maybe it’s too much to put it that way. However, the combination of the two just makes an anime more divine. TONIKAWA: Over the Moon for You is popular not only for its characters but also because of the first season’s opening song.
The upbeat sound of Tonikawa’s opening song in season one just makes it hard not to listen and dance to it all day. Hence, maybe due to the popularity of the song and how fans appreciated it, season two also features the same type of music. It’s definitely one of the animes you will never get tired of watching its intro and will play it over and over again.
Listen to TONIKAWA: Over the Moon for You season two opening song here:
And finally, after the long wait SEASON 2 IS HERE! The first episode of Tonikawa season two was recently released last April 8, 2023. As someone who has watched it, it’s like nothing has changed and time hasn’t passed! I mean it, literally. The feelings are still the same or should I say much better. For season two, new characters will be introduced and the married life of Tsukasa and Nasa Yuzaki will be featured more. I know that like me, we cannot all wait for the two to give us more glimpses into their marriage life and to also meet the fun new characters who are awaits us!