White Album 2 is bring anime back to its roots!
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
The episode was so raw but still closed in anime. The female MC Ogisa was extremely deep in that she wasn't just some cute girl. She wore regular jeans in a scene and had actual character and emotions. Next, the subtle facial expressions she made while changing AND the MC's while listening to her initial song was extremely raw. In how the anime is using facial expressions and almost more realism in its show. Where the MC isn't going to be wowed and in love all the time. But rather think it cute and be tired or uninterested at times.
Her changing scene was also nice in that it featured her as a girl. A girl that doesn't care and would wear her glasses and pony tails normally, but when excited, would spend time for an interest.
The last scene was also something that anime has not been doing lately. Anime used to end with beautiful music and real action. Too much anime is set in comedy and randomness today, and the ones that aren't. Fail at using the potential of their series to its max. White Album at the end, uses beautiful execution in unveiling the last f MC. The piano additions of her playing, and then the life saving moment and description of her hard work along with what she 'looks like' and then the ending song was what anime used to be.
White Album is focusing on the stuff that is usually missed and or dropped by anime today and it lets you know. It already showed you parts of what would happen in the later anime in the first episode. It already showed you what she looks like or who the painist was in the episode. But it denies just using you knowing who it is as a plot element. White Album puts you in on a journy with great cinematography and anime visuals as well as its addition with REAL music(not just an OP or ED) that is often played.