White Album is based on the old 1998 PC visual novel (game in a very loose sense) and manga . Showing its roots as a PC game/novel it is a harem drama with the twist of following college students or adults instead of a childish high school melodrama. It follows twenty year old Touya Fuji through his life. All the trials and tribulations of being unable to spend time with his girlfriend Yuki, an up and coming mega idol singer, and the other girls around him that he could spend time with and eventually get as a girlfriend.

The anime is set in the 1980’s and the setting is a bit odd at first, payphones are constantly used and the backgrounds contain some flavor that remind you of the non modern day time period. The flavor and viuals are nice, close enough to modern times to fit but enough is not to really set the story and give it life.

The animation has been very good. with pastel painted scenes dropping in and a pallette that reflects the drab, dreary world Touya percieves around him.

from the Wikipedia entryTōya is a twenty year-old university student in his second year attending the Yūnagi University (悠凪大学 Yūnagi Daigaku?). He has a timid, yet vulgar personality, and is often unorganized.[1] He often laments the amount of time he has to spend with Yuki Morikawa (森川 由綺 Morikawa Yuki?,voiced by: Aya Hirano), whom he is romantically attracted to.[2][1] Yuki, White Albums main heroine, is an idol singer rising in popularity, and is affiliated with the Ogata Productions.[1] She has a warm and kindhearted personality, and is in her second year attending university with Tōya, with whom she attended high school together.[1] Rina Ogata (緒方 理奈 Ogata Rina?, voiced by: Nana Mizuki), another heroine, is a popular idol singer under the same management agency as Yuki. Rina is elegant and intelligent, and maintains a mutual friendship with Yuki.[2][1] She is often occupied with work, and becomes attracted to Tōya to compensate her loneliness.

This is a drama and but I find myself enjoying it immensely. Currently up to episode three so i need to get moving before I fall way behind.

Opening sequence below: