Category Archives: Kimi ni Todoke

Suggested Reading January 29th-February 4th

Plenty of interesting things to discuss this week! Also, no more snow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Fractle

2D-Telescope talks about the cultural issue in Japan which Fractle is addressing.

Gosick

Yi points out the wasted potential present in Gosick, and makes me long for an Dectective Fiction anime.

Kimi Ni Todoke

Hinano never fails to make me laugh. And address exactly how I feel about this show.

Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica

Just As Planned talks about how Kyubei gives him the creeps, with the aid of picture illustrations.

Other Anime

Animeyume gives us some anime related puzzles. I bet Professor Layton wishes he was here.

Ogiue Maniax talks about the magical girl show Ojamajo Doremi. I’d like to watch it someday.

Apparently, High School of the Dead is showing on Hulu. Of all the shows that could be on there…why HSoD? You know, between stunts like this, and Naruto, that’s why people don’t take anime seriously.

I had never heard of Break Blade before Scamp talked about it. Maybe someday I’ll check it out.

Games

JAST is bringing over the non-ero version of  Aselia the Eternal to try to reach a wider audience. I approve. I might buy the game instead of pirating it. I don’t know about JAST on Steam though…do I really want my friends to see me playing Bible Black?

Other

Study in Japan says pirating anime helps the anime industry. Does that work for the game industry too? Maybe I should pirate Aselia the Eternal after all…

Listless Ink, Kitsune’s Thoughts, and Ruby at Chocolate Syrupy Waffles say Happy Chinese New Year!

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Kimi Ni Todoke Review

Here’s a drinking game. Marathon Kimi Ni Todoke. Everytime Sawako cries or says ‘I’m so happy’, take a shot. Get super drunk.

Summery: Sawako is shy, sweet, good natured girl. Sawako has the unfortunate curse with looking at the character Sadako from The Ring, scaring her classmates. However, her classmate Kazehaya sees right through it, and tries to pull her out of shell, prove that she’s not scary and along the way, make some friends.

Episodes: 25

Why I Picked It Up: I like shoujo stories, and I heard this was suppose to be a really good manga.

Why I Finished It: I’m not entirely sure. This series never really grabbed me. At one point, I had to marathon eight episodes. It never got bad enough for me to drop, but I never got into it either. I did like Chizu and Yano, and the arch between Chizu and Ryuu was amazing. The ending was sweet. But aside from that, it didn’t really appeal to me.

But: For me, there are a lot of buts. I didn’t like Sawako or Kazehaya, I thought the plots in the first 2/3 were boring, clichéd, and moved way too slow. It was completely unrealistic, to have a girl go from suddenly an outcast to liked by her classmate. It wish-fulfillment for any girl having to deal with the suckage that is middle school and high school, plain and simple, that a prince charming will appear out of nowhere and make everything all better. Maybe it’s my personal resentment dealing with middle and high school. It’s also, while all shoujo is wish fulfillment, there’s so many shoujo manga out there not getting an anime that I’d love to see, while Kimi Ni Todoke, one of the shallower shoujo stories out there, gets an adaptation.

Who Would I Give This To: Any girl looking to escape the hell that is high school or especially middle school.

Final Rating: 2/5-Meh

MAL rating: 6

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Kimi ni Todoke 20: *headdesk*

If a girl is ignoring you, the solution is to forcibly grab her? Right? No!

Ugh. Honestly, I want to like this show despite it’s flaws. I really do. But episodes like 20 with Ryuu suddenly being a jerk, and the constant reinstating of obvious facts make it hard. I know Ryuu is NOT that socially inept.

Also, we’re at episode 20. There’s no way this storyline is going to resolve at the rate the show goes, and Sawako and Kazehaya will hook up, is there? That means…a second season.

I love slice of life and shoujo as much as the next person but can we please please PLEASE have a series where the couple actually, you know, hooks up?

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Shameless Shipping Day 9: Sawako x Kazehaya

For February over at Borderline Hikkomori, for the 14 days up until Valentine’s Day, we’d talk about our favorite pairings, and why we loved them. I decided I’d continue the tradition over here, as it’s something I quite liked. Note that shipping wank with be dealt with the rolling of eyes, and laughing.

Sawako and Kazehaya are one of the most annoying couples currently present in the anime world, but one of the cutest.

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