Sayuri struggles to get the courage to tell Riku her feelings for him before he leaves and transfers schools.
Well, that ending was kind of half what I wanted. I had really said that I wanted Riku to stay and end up with Sayuri. However, it seems as if he didnâ€™t in the end. However they seemed to put a rather good end on the relationship between Riku and Sayuri. They pretty much confessed and although they are apart Sayuriâ€™s little speech was nice and left a rather warm feeling that even though they arenâ€™t at the same school there is hope for their relationship. The whole confession at the end was incredibly touching. I absolutely loved it. It really was the final moment the entire series was building up to, and really Sayuri paraphrases everything about her character extremely nicely. Howe she was all miss perfect but that wasnâ€™t really her, Riku allowed her to feel comfortable being who she really was and all. I just loved her speech when confessing to him and thought it was very touching. It was also really cool the way Inukai kind of gave Riku the courage to not just run away from Sayuriâ€™s feelings. I donâ€™t quite get Rikuâ€™s reasoning or hesitation at first but it was still cool to see Inukai step in briefly like that. Heâ€™s always been a rather cool character.
As for the non serious part of the show, it was rather fun. One of the downfalls of the show are some of the silly moments, all of the running events and things like that however they did a good enough job on this last one, and considering it was the last one I did find it amusing. Most of all though I loved the Hiyoko part. He was always one of the funniest parts of the show and the way he just totally kicked ass at the end was great. Then of course one of my other favorite really minor characters, the crazy store lady was in this segments too which made it very fun. She was always amusing for no real reason so it was neat to see some of the small things come together at the end.
Well, Iâ€™m not sure what to say about this show exactly. I have a bit of mixed feelings. Really, itâ€™s a perfect straightforward example of a school romance anime that many shows are. Excluding some shows like School Days, this seemed rather typical, but as such suffered from shortcomings. There was never really any seriousness or drama in the show until the very end and I think that hurt it a bit. Really the show would have been better if it were only 12 episodes long because they could have cut out a lot of the fat. Hell, one of the downfalls I heard people talking about for this show was that at times it was just way too silly and chaotic. It’s something that doesnâ€™t really fit well or very easily into a show that focuses on romance, which it really did near the end. However, despite its shortcomings the end was very interesting to watch and became intriguing as to what would happen. The girls didnâ€™tâ€™ just sit idly by, they confronted him and he really made a choice between them. I was surprised that for a while it really seemed as if they balanced what girl he was going to end up with. Although it seemed like Sayuri from the beginning because she was kind of the idol and main girl which a lot of ero games have, she wasnâ€™t all over him from the start, so it was made interesting.
One thing that surprised me about the series, and I guess looking back itâ€™s in a good way, is how they dealt with some of the characters. In particular I think of Sayuri. In the beginning I remember thinking, and you can even go back and check what I wrote for the first episodes, that I wanted Riku to end up with anyone but Sayuri. I felt that she was too perfect of a character; she was an idol of the school and wasnâ€™t flawed. However character definitions seem to come from the flaws, itâ€™s what makes them interesting. Near the end of the series however I guess Sayuri really did warm up as a human character. She showed signs of weakness, that she didnâ€™t know how to deal with love and was confused abut her feelings and then actually turn out to be the least brave out of the three girls that were gunning for Riku. I really think her weakness made her a better character. Its more then just the fact that sheâ€™s weak though, a character canâ€™t be hopeless and still be good, however Sayuri really did seem to become something much more at the end and I think that made her character even better. The fact that she didnâ€™t start out one way and carry that though, that she evolved and changed thought he series. That by itself was very interesting to watch and helped make the show good.
Overall, it was a good show. Not really something that will stand the test of time, and by no means was it perfect. It had some good points but there were a lot of bad points that stopped it from reaching very high, still though, it was rather amusing and interesting and if you donâ€™t analyze things too hard it was fun to watch.