“After the Rain” (“Koi wa Ame Agari no Yo Ni”), the 12-episode anime series that finished airing March 30 (and is streaming worldwide via Amazon Prime), centers around 17-year-old Akira Tachibana, a high school student who falls in love with Masami Kondo, the manager at her part-time job, who is 28 years her senior.

Though the manga that “After the Rain” is based on began its run in 2014, the anime adaptation comes during a moment when not only so-called May-December romances, but also those between women and men in the workplace are being closely examined.

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