Well, our weekly dose of sparkles, bubbles, kirakira, hatred, frustration, happiness, relief, and a good way to spend the middle of the week when stressing from homework has finally come to a close.
For an ending that wasn’t an ending in the manga (as I remember) this is pretty good. I thank Kurumi for the hatred she released from me and how the whole season was created from a line she said back in episode 1. I thank Kent for making the two confess (albeit frustratingly with the noYOUDON’TLIKEMEKAZEHAYASTOPMISUNDERSTANDING type) and liking Sawako. I thank Yano for being a good reminder that everyone in the series doesn’t misunderstand things. I thank Chizuru and Ryu for being a great sport though their relationship thrown aside for our main stars. I thank Pin for giving us the Unadulterated Kazehaya viewpoint. I will not thank Joe cus he’s retarded. For all the bystanders and side characters, thank you for not bullying my Sawako (except for those annoying Kurumi wannabees this episode). Of course Kazehaya for being man enough to actually confess to Sawako and to handle the situation in the last few episodes of this series without anymore misunderstandings. And of course our beloved kuro-hime, Yuuko potential, bubbles and sparkles all over, pure, innocent, kawaaiii, dawwww Sawako for being one of the best series in the Shoujo genre. I mean who can’t like her dammnit.
As for the episode itself, it was the best attempt Production IG could do since the manga wasn’t stopping at all. There are still a lot of lose ends like Ryu/Chizuru and Yano/Pin(ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww) and maybe Kurumi/Kent(though I just see them as failures bonding to share there faliureship) and of course I wanted to see more Kazehaya and Sawako out of school dating scenes. . . I’m doubtful for a third season but I guess I have to settle for this. If thinking rationally and Kimi ni Todoke does not produce a third season and this is the end then this ending is pretty bad but I don’t think rationally for this series and I just love it the way it is. You could say this is a guily-pleasure series in a way as I do see faults yet I could care less about it as I love it.
Verdict (for the episode): 8/10 (I’m pretty strict on intros and endings if you must ask which would reason out why I gave a 7 in the Katamoi episode and 8 on this episode when I’m blatantly praising it)
Plot: 45/50 (Gets frustrating but in a good way and raging over characters because of what they’re doing have always been a plus for me. Plus Dáwww end result)
Characters: 17/20 (Kurumi, Kent, Pin and Joe. . . go die in hell)
Production: 20/20 (It’s IG after all. From directing, to animation, to beautiful watercolor backgrounds, this series looks great in my eyes.)
Overall feel: 9/10 (I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE THIS SERIES. I can be a bit of a Shoujofag sometimes.)
Overall: 91/100 (A-, I recommend this to EVERYONE!)
*NOTE: I edited this. . .