Alya Sometimes Hides Her Feelings… creditless OP and ED animations released – both feature catchy songs

While the first episode of the new rom-com anime Alya Sometimes Hides Her Feelings in Russian was not as strong as its trailers suggested, it did feature some genuinely funny moments, a pretty art style and some decent animation.

Enough positives then for most people to give the anime a shot for at least the next few weeks.

Now that that first episode is out of the way, it also means (luckily) we will likely get more of the stellar promo pieces that have been coming out about the anime as the season continues.

Alya Sometimes Hides Her Feelings in Russian creditless OP and ED animations out

Promo pieces like the just released Alya Sometimes Hides Her Feelings in Russian creditless opening and ending animations. (Watch below)

Animations that include the show’s upbeat theme songs, and show off the anime’s lovely art style, beautifully designed characters and smooth animation.

Those theme songs, by the way, are Ichiban Kagayaku Hoshi’ (aka ‘The Brightest Star‘) performed by Alya voice actress Sumire Uesaka and, in the case of the ending animation,Gakuen Tengoku (aka ‘School Heaven‘), also performed by Uesaka.

Both songs are hella catchy, although I admit I am partial to the ending theme song with its fun 50-style rock sound.

That ending theme song, however, will change every week — with a new OP for each of the remaining 11 episodes, and all performed by Uesaka.

A cool idea, eh?

The Alya Sometimes Hides Her Feelings in Russian light novels

The rom-com anime is based on the light novels of the same name by Sunsunsun, and illustrated by Momoco. Yen Press publishes the series in English, and give a synopsis about the plot that goes like this;

Alisa Mikhailovna Kujou is Seiren Private Academy’s “solitary princess.” She’s a half-Russian beauty with silver hair, at the top of her class, student council accountant, and…completely unapproachable.

For some reason, she’s also taken on the responsibility of reprimanding the slacker who sits next to her in class. Masachika Kuze is constantly frustrating her by falling asleep, forgetting his textbooks, and just being an overall unexemplary student. Or at least, that’s how it looks from the outside.

She may put on a tough act, but she doesn’t mind Masachika as much as others would think. She even lets him call her by her nickname, Alya. Anyone hearing the comments she mutters in Russian under her breath might know how she really feels, but since none of her classmates understand the language, she’s free to say whatever she likes!

Except…there is one person who knows what she’s saying. Masachika eavesdrops on her embarrassing revelations, pretending to be clueless, all the while wondering what her flirtatious comments actually mean!

Alya Sometimes Hides Her Feelings in Russian is being directed by Ryouta Itou (Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie), who is also writing scripts and in charge of series composition.

Yuhei Murota is both character designer and chief animation director, while Doga Kobo is producing the anime.

The anime is currently streaming on Crunchyroll.

Watch the just-released Alya Sometimes Hides Her Feelings in Russian creditless OP and ED animations below. Now aren’t they cute, and aren’t those theme songs pretty sweet?


About Steve Reynolds

If Dragon Ball was your first love, we might just have something in common. Throw in Sailor Moon, Akira, Pokemon and Revolutionary Girl Utena, and you and I could be good friends. Problem is, I rarely leave my house as there's that manga collection I need to catch up on.