Posted by psgels 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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