Posted by psgels on 2 February 2008 with categories: True Tears


Is it really that uncommon for Japanese boys and girls to have lunch together at school? Now that this series has mentioned it, the only time when I recall that characters, apart from lovers had a school casual school lunch with the opposite sex was in xxxHolic.

In any case, this was a rather quiet episode. The less amazing animation seems to back up my view. At least we now know that Noe is jealous too, though at least she tries to relief it in quite a different way from usual: by having lunch with Hiromi. Shinichiro also makes a rather stupid move towards Harumi, when he basically mentions how Noe’s brother said that she was cute. Aiko, meanwhile, finally takes action and prevents Shinichiro from answering to Miyokichi, in order to spend more time together. Seriously, that girl is diging her own grave.

And that’s basically all that happened. Like I said, it was a pretty quiet episode. I liked how the creators showed one scene two times, from the perspective of different characters, like Tokyo Marble Chocolate did before, and Seraphim Call took to the extreme.

6 Responses

  1. Spyhunter says:

    Thanks for the reviews of True Tears – I think I will have to check it out since it sounds very nice!

  2. nahrub says:

    why must it get licensed? now i would have to move to the US or learn japanese. can’t they just wait for a few month. heck, the series are gonna be over in a couple of months.

  3. Chris says:

    I wouldn’t mind the series licensed here in the US, but it was done so by a very bad company, they charge the same price as they do in Japan, 2 episodes on one dvd for 40 dollars, then 1 episode for 30 dollars and that’s only a sub release. At that price they could atleast dub the series in English. How on Earth they expect any sales except for a few hardcore fans to buy this I don’t know, and this series doesn’t really appeal to otaku either who shell out any amount for a series.

  4. Stripey says:

    I thought the 2 perspective bit to be jarring to the story telling. Maybe they could have reviewed Hiromi’s inner conversations in the next ep. Otherwise, it’s a great ep actually. A great deal happened on all 3 fronts, especially Shin X Hiromi. And for Jun to act on Shin’s poorly constructed ‘exchange’ example, it really speaks volumes about his affections for Noe.

    Things are heating up now.

  5. ShadowFang says:

    in the preview of the next episode, does anyone know why jun touches hiromi’s face? is it an illness? man, i was wishing for siscon …

    http://randomc.animeblogger.net/image/true%20tears/true%20tears%20-%2005%20-%20Large%20Preview%2001.jpg

  6. Derek says:

    Grr… not enough Noe love.

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