Kazuki goes after Futami when she disappears and Kouichi realizes and confronts his feelings for Mao.
This episode was really nice to watch. It didnâ€™t really have anything that drastically surprising, I pretty much had this exact picture of what would happen in my mind already and it really did turn out exactly like I thought it would, so it didnâ€™t really have any surprises. Still, it was very touching and nice to watch as I thought in the end, the conclusions were great. Disregarding for a second any problems with pace they had, the endings for both charactersâ€™ stories were great.
I do have to say I thought some of the characters that werenâ€™t the ending pair, Kazuki, Futami, Kouichi, and Mao still got some great conclusions. I thought Hoshinoâ€™s was interesting. I loved how Kai compared what Kouichi was doing, staying with Hoshino, to what Mao did by staying with him. I didnâ€™t feel as sorry as I thought I would for Hoshino. She seemed to have accepted the fact he loved Mao a while before he told her. I thought the bit about her becoming braver and stronger thanks to him was nice and although it may be a bit tragic she doesnâ€™t end up with him, someone will always have to be hurt if there is a love triangle. She got a far better ending then I expected. They didnâ€™t do too much more with Sakino, she pretty much had her conclusion last episode and nothing much changed. Even her little talk with Futami was more abut Futami then her. Still, she too got a fairly good ending, as it didnâ€™t really seem sad or depressing. And of course, Nana and Naru ended up as a yuri couple, that was nice (SHUT UP, donâ€™t tell me otherwise, let me have this) Yupâ€¦yuri couple.
Overall, I really loved this show. Iâ€™m a giant huge raging romance fan and a show like this that seemed more shoujo like then some of the other romance shows was a great change of pace. Seeing actual romance be more the focus then some of the comedy really was interesting. Even more is they did have two pretty much completely separate romance stories going on at the same. Just overall, I love romance and this is a great show that has it.
About Kazukiâ€™s story specifically, it was definitely the
About Kouichiâ€™s story specifically, it wasnâ€™t as bad as some people say I think. It seemed as if this would be the main focus of the series but then Kazuki branched off and got his own story and it became essentially these two stories developing at the same time. However Kouichi’s really seemed extremely slow, and it was. It took forever to develop things, as it just went about slowly developing characters feelings. However even though it may have had an issue with moving too slowly I still loved the story in the end. I thought the conclusion to it was incredible and loved it. In the end, looking at the story and now the pace at which it developed was great. His story really did cause me to be torn between who I wanted him to end up with in the beginning but I definitely leaned towards Mao. I thought even though it moved slowly, it was great and I not only absolutely loved the conclusion but the whole story in general in what it focused on and the character involved.