Posted on 29 March 2008 with categories: True Tears


And so it has ended. We finally know who Shinichiro ends up with, though I’ll refrain from mentioning her in the first paragraph in order to avoid spoilers showing up in the blog-aggregators. I can’t say that this was the best episode of the series, but that’s only natural. In the end, this series’ best moments were in the middle, while the final episodes were more like one huge aftermath, and much less tense.

So in the end, Hiromi has won. To be honest, I only saw it coming when Shinichiro openly said to Noe that he loved Hiromi. In the end, Noe helped him to take off, and he’s very grateful to her for that, though it’s someone else he loves. A hit on the head was also exactly what Noe needed, and it made her reflect the stupid things she did. It might have hurt a bit, but she’s now managed to put herself over Shinichiro. In the aftermath, we also see that she’s finally found herself a couple of good friends.

I must say that it’s definitely been an interesting experience, to blog a show I usually wouldn’t blog. In the end, the biggest reason for me to do it was that it was directed by the director of Simoun, and he’s really proven himself again with this series. Instead of mind-blowing, True Tears is subtle, and shines through its deep characters. It by no means has the right to call itself equal to Simoun, but nonetheless it does remain one of the best love-triangles I’ve seen. His next works will strangely enough be directing the third season of Kyo Kara Maoh, which gives me a strange sort of curiosity toward that series, but I guess that I’ll just wait till the second season of Code-E to see the guy’s work again. (really, something’s telling me that the upcoming summer-season will be awesome).

7 Responses

  1. GiGi says:

    I was actually hoping for Noe. I am so sad. Can’t wait to see the one with subs that is on BT atm. :(

  2. Derek says:

    I wish the show gave us some reason to like Hiromi the way Shin does. I honestly don’t see what endeared her to him.

  3. Maverick says:

    Wow, Tomoyo is a bad shot. It’s a good thing Hiromi was there to clean up the offensive glass. =)

  4. Westlo says:

    @ Derek

    She’s hot, lives by herself near his house and is going to be a star basketball player who can brake ankles like Iverson.

  5. ippo-kun says:

    I expected that Hiromi would be the winner. That being said I have really enjoyed Noe. He had to make a choice and he chose a childhood love. Noe helped him grow as a person and in the process grew herself.

    Not sure of Aiko’s role either but she had the most spunk. If this series continues I can’t imagine what would be left to show.

  6. max says:

    Foolish end
    I hope for end with Noe.
    Better i not look.

  7. Haku-chan says:

    Hm, I kinda like reading your blogs, hehe. I agree with you in the True Tears having deep characters. What I find funny is that, the directors were purposely trying to make Noe the heroine who doesn’t end up with the boy even though she’s the main. Yeah, from what I’ve concluded with the focus they gave on her and on her character development.
    I actually find her character the most complex of all, though for the people only watched some parts of it would think that her mind is quite simple.

    I actually find the nearing-end part the best, because (I like sad parts) Shinichiro made his decision on things and he, yeah, grew together with Noe, and that part was really quite sad when he was crying while singing the cockroach song. ;_;
    Yep, my fav is Noe~

    What shocked me in this blog is that the same director of Simoun actually made True Tears….that totally shocked me. In my opinion, for some reason, I didn’t like Simoun. Well, it’s a good thing you can like it, though. ^-^. (best not to be picky, but I didn’t like it even though I tried watching it)
    (sorry for making a long comment)

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  • Asuka111
    (Tuesday, Sep 16. 2014 07:37 AM)
    @Lacrid Surprising, yes, but it seems they’ve brushed over that so far. The story has gone back to normal romcom/slice of life.
  • LacridSayo
    (Tuesday, Sep 16. 2014 07:11 AM)
    Wow, Horimiya managed to surprise me twice. They teach me that in the face of adversity, conformity is the way. Also, Miyamura and Hori f&@ks.
  • Bam
    (Tuesday, Sep 16. 2014 04:09 AM)
    The whole world structure and the framework of spirituality, eyes of death perception, counterforce and whatnots are kept intentionally vague so he can have some wiggle room to bullshit and handwave plot elements as they go on. KnK was a pretty good OVA series tho and Ufotable had a big party to play in that.
  • AidanAK47
    (Tuesday, Sep 16. 2014 03:56 AM)
    Here’s some classic Nasu at work.
    http://lparchive.org/Fatestay-night/Update%2003/30-P02-034.jpg
    A f*cking security system? No, it’s a person creating a small alternate world around them from their mind. Plain and f*cking simple.
  • Emma
    (Tuesday, Sep 16. 2014 03:45 AM)
    I’ve heard people criticize Nasu as “writing terrible history fanfiction” and “Like my old bad fanfiction” “When the action scenes actually happen they suck”
  • Raggers
    (Tuesday, Sep 16. 2014 03:44 AM)
    @K-Off: didn’t we all.
  • Raggers
    (Tuesday, Sep 16. 2014 03:44 AM)
    @Aidan: I didn’t know what they were, but “withering eyes of death perception” doesn’t really leave a whole lot up to the imagination anyway…
  • k-off
    (Tuesday, Sep 16. 2014 03:42 AM)
    @Aidan Reminds me of my English papers where I bullshitted tons of explanations to fill up a ten page report.
  • AidanAK47
    (Tuesday, Sep 16. 2014 03:39 AM)
    And the eyes of death perception. Ho Boy. He talks about how it’s not cutting but severing and bonds and blah blah blah.
    Here’s the shorthand. You cut a tree with a knife you make a small cut, cut a tree with a knife while using the eyes of death perception and the tree withers and dies. There only took one sentence to explain something that Nasu uses 10 or so paragraphs for.
  • AidanAK47
    (Tuesday, Sep 16. 2014 03:33 AM)
    Take the explanation for mana. All the man had to explain was more mana = More powerful servant. Yet he makes this comparison to ammo, guns and cannons that is just needlessly confusing.

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