Posted on 18 November 2009 with categories: Kimi ni Todoke



Now this is more like it. This episode was a major step in the right direction for me: simple slice of life with a bit of subtle drama here and there, instead of the forced and dragged-out cheese around a simple misunderstanding. It just showed the characters hanging out, while fleshing them out at the same time.

it’s a surprisingly well written episode in which Sawako gets more and more used to her new friends, and even ends up calling Kazehaya to join her, Yano and Yoshida at Ryuu’s house, which also is a ramen bar. We got to know the middle school versions of some of the characters (Kazehaya apparently played baseball), and the creators had enough inspiration to keep the rest of the episode going without getting boring.

My big worry right now is that call that Yano made to her mysterious “boyfriend”. While I like this subtle of an introduction, I still don’t quite trust this show for drama. This show is good at slice of life and dialogue, but the drama hasn’t caught me yet. Still, at this point Kimi ni Todoke is interesting enough to keep blogging, despite its flaws. Thankfully it’s not such a chore to watch and blog like other series I’ve dropped, like Valkyria Chronicles, Allison to Lillia and Soul Eater.
Rating: * (Good)

In a few weeks, I’m planning to write the first of my 2-part “Decade Summary”. Unfortunately it’s going to be filled with major spoilers, so I’m experimenting right now with a simple spoiler-tag. Let me know if you can read this text without highlighting it.

8 Responses

  1. L189 says:

    The spoiler-tag works fine! :D

  2. ebisu says:

    One sees the empty space and automatically thinks of highlighting it but works fine.

  3. Keith says:

    The spoiler tag is kind of easy to miss, or just accidently highlight. It’d be better if it was maybe black or something

  4. psgels psgels says:

    Well, in the post in question I’m obviously going to mark them well. This is just to try out whether it works in every single browser.

  5. Matte says:

    This was by far my favorite chapter in the manga. I felt so nostalgic when reading it! I’m glad this arc is over though so I can start watching the show again. I can’t believe how long they dragged the worst arc of the manga to be honest. Couldn’t read the spoiler text without highlighting it btw.

  6. Gunslinger says:

    You found Soul Eater hard to blog!!! it was a pretty fun show

  7. psgels psgels says:

    Gunslinger: fun to watch, yeah. Hard to blog. Try writing about it every single week. ;)

  8. Shinmaru says:

    This is just the type of episode needed after the last arc — nice, light and fun.

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    (Monday, Sep 15. 2014 06:08 AM)
    *they
  • k-off
    (Monday, Sep 15. 2014 05:50 AM)
    @Bam So, the theories are exploding. Catherine’s dialogue in the end is pretty interesting as well. I do think there is some meaning behind the end of each episode, which I expect will converge in the next few episodes.
  • Bam
    (Monday, Sep 15. 2014 03:23 AM)
    I like to discuss Dandy’s latest episode “An Other-dimensional Tale, Baby”, so let me know when/if you guys have watched it.
  • Bam
    (Monday, Sep 15. 2014 03:05 AM)
    (I think that I missed a few more “always” in that run-on sentence lol)
  • Bam
    (Monday, Sep 15. 2014 02:53 AM)
    I was always a hooligan and not the best of kids, always causing trouble in the neighborhood, but we always stood up for the weak and would beat up the bullies (or get beaten up) because of it.
  • WyattX
    (Monday, Sep 15. 2014 12:33 AM)
    @Emma Well, going to bed, nice talking.
  • Emma
    (Monday, Sep 15. 2014 12:28 AM)
    I like guns and roses actually. Paradise city, I like that song too.
  • WyattX
    (Monday, Sep 15. 2014 12:27 AM)
    Ooh, the transvestite I have utmost respect for is Eddie Izzard. Magnificent human, he is. Also, “half-gay….” letting that one sink in a bit.
  • Emma
    (Monday, Sep 15. 2014 12:23 AM)
    I think one of the most lolworthy insults I got out of someone about bisexuality was “Aren’t your parents disappointed in you for being a halfgay”
  • WyattX
    (Monday, Sep 15. 2014 12:22 AM)
    @Emma HA! I like to think that I was simply letting my curiosity have full reign as a kid :)

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