Posted on 24 February 2008 with categories: True Tears


A relative quiet episode, but you can see where it builds up to. Shinichiro and Noe are now properly dating, and Hiromi and Noe’s brother also get a bit closer together this episode. Both Shinichiro and Hiromi hide with their partner, to forget about each other, but it’s apparent that this can’t go on forever.

Still, it’s been eight episodes, and I’m still not sure what Aiko is doing in this series. What can she offer, besides the role of a red herring that keeps popping up once in a while? Right now, if both she and Miyokichi were left out of this series, it wouldn’t have made any difference at all to how the rest of the main cast would have developed, and I’m missing a bit of interaction of Aiko with Noe and Hiromi. It would be interesting if in any of the following episodes, she actually met one or both of them.

In any case, this episode served its purpose well. The creators did a really good job to show how much Noe likes Shinichiro, and I liked how Shinichiro finally became happy again by hanging out with Noe, after all his worries of the past few episodes. What I’m hoping for the final episodes is that each of the three couples will get closer together, while sorting out their own feelings. I’m not really sure whether it’ll be good for this series to become some kind of love-variant of musical chairs.

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  1. Derek says:

    I think my favourite part of this series, apart from the visuals, is how natural everything has felt. There are still actions/decisions that are questionable, but mostly everything has occurred in such a way that makes you feel that is how they ought to have happened. I think a large part has to do with the attention and care that seems to have gone into the conversations between the characters.

    Then again, even School Days started believable enough…

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  • Bam
    (Thursday, Aug 28. 2014 07:10 AM)
    @Emma: ooooh Beatnik literature, now you’re speaking my language. Read the synopsis, sounds interesting.
    The sheer amount of intriguing recommendations is getting out of hand quite frankly lol
    I need to form a spreadsheet of them before some good ones get forgotten.
  • K-Off
    (Thursday, Aug 28. 2014 07:09 AM)
    @Bam Ah, well, my bad then.
  • K-Off
    (Thursday, Aug 28. 2014 07:09 AM)
    Yes, the Beat generation. Allen Ginsburg is a personal favorite.
  • Bam
    (Thursday, Aug 28. 2014 07:07 AM)
    @K-off: it was mate :)
  • Emma
    (Thursday, Aug 28. 2014 07:04 AM)
    Getting the feeling Bam you’d like a novel by William S Burroughs called Naked lunch.
  • Anon
    (Thursday, Aug 28. 2014 07:01 AM)
    Factoid: the literary Romance movement is derived at it’s core from the Roman language. Which is why French, Spanish, etc, are considered romance languages.
  • K-Off
    (Thursday, Aug 28. 2014 06:51 AM)
    Unless that was a joke. I’m very tired right now m8,so I’m kind of pissy.
  • K-Off
    (Thursday, Aug 28. 2014 06:48 AM)
    I wouldn’t say British writers are bad at all though. So I don’t understand you when you say ” Aldous Huxley and Alex Garland are remarkable authors, despite them being British.” lol
  • K-Off
    (Thursday, Aug 28. 2014 06:43 AM)
    @Bam Oh, I wasn’t meaning that Beowulf was simplistic in it’s themes, or even in it’s characters. I was simply saying that Beowulf’s plot is that much more linear than it’s contemporaries over in Spain and France.
  • Bam
    (Thursday, Aug 28. 2014 06:41 AM)
    Although Aldous Huxley and Alex Garland are remarkable authors, despite them being British. I give credit where it’s due.

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