I agree. I understand why the anime team wanted to rush things, but I don’t understand why the mangaka rushed things in order to end the manga, in order to end the story.Quote:
I couldn’t agree more with your comment. It is those unanswered questions and things left in the air that have bothered me and have diminished my fondness for this series.Quote:
Yes, you are totally right. I think the mangaka’s decision to take shortcuts regarding the story made the story suffer in the end.Quote:
Ri-chan is my favorite character in this series!! She is absolutely great!!Quote:
Now, this would make sense if the story was failing in the polls and the editors gave it the five week chop; in such cases you have no choice but to speed up the story at the cost of its value. But from the quality of the story alone, there is no way it would receive the end order; and even if that were so, from what I understand, the pace picked up a volume or so before the end, so regardless of whether the story was cut or not, it happened after the author threw away its value. This is rather discouraging, and more simply, confounding. Even with the shady ending, it was a great story, but had the Mangaka nurtured its development just a bit more, then it would have been extraordinary.Quote:
From what his sister said after the accident, Sen let her ride because she was injured, but once again, it doesn't make sense why she has to leave in the first place. Making me think that he picked her up on the way? After all, I don't recall her getting on the bike when he left. If that is so, it would have been nice if the Mangaka told us/ animators showed us.Quote:
Destiny-chan is my favorite character on this forum Ugh, off topic againQuote:
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I didn't have a rush feeling at that time when I read the manga. Actually this volume was even one of my favorite, there is a pic in the drama and the emotion before the last one. And the fact that it is not dragged adds to the tension.
Maybe the mangaka…got tired of the story and wanted to end it as fast as possible? I guess we’ll never know the reason why things got rushed in the end, but as you said, it is a sad thing that the author chose to go that way.Quote:
The ending is not that bad…not amazingly great, but it is not bad. IMO, I feels rushed and forced but…at least it is satisfying at some level.Quote:
Awwww, you make me blush. You’re one of my favorite people on MH as well. I have enjoyed discussing this series with you a lot!!Quote:
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Yeah... I don't know, only if it was me, I would have went into a lot more detail and complexity. After all, the majority of the story thrived on a tight layer of complexity, so the way it just slacks off at the end throws everything apart.Quote:
Lol, I did say it was a great anime, and a great portion of a stories success and how it sticks in our hearts, is the conclusion. That is to say, if I consider the anime great, obviously I liked the ending. Only I agree with you that it could have been a lot better. Sorry if I didn't make that clear.Quote:
A certain artistic aspect to it, where we are left with the power to fill in the missing blocks, and make of the story as we perceive it? Haha, that just seems like a lousy excuse to cover up plot holes to me. If the mangaka's intent was to allow our imagination to procure events, that is a plot device best used after the conclusion. Allow us to imagine what happens to the characters after the ending; not while its going on.Quote:
Is that so? lol I think I need to catch me a cute little monkey.Quote:
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So since you know what happens in the end already…I guess I can safely assume you have read the last chapters of the manga?Quote:
It does sound like an excuse, doesn’t it? Then…I guess for some unknown reason it was the mangaka’s intention to end the series in that way.Quote:
You saying “catching” reminded me of Pokemon “Gotta Catch 'Em All”Quote:
Lol, nope, I was basing that statement on what I've seen thus far and what you have divulged to me. I trust your discerning eye and from that alone I can pretty much predict what will happen, or at least, my affinity towards it.Quote:
Yeah, sorry for my sarcasm in discrediting it, but just like how many licks it takes to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop, the world will never know.Quote:
Destiny-Chan, I chose you! lolQuote:
I’m currently watching three other anime series: Kuroko no Basket, Hyouka, and Area no Kishi. Kuroba is about basketball, Hyouka is about mystery and school life and Area no Kishi is about soccer….out of those…my favorite is….Kuroko no Basket. Awesome series and I’ve also heard the manga is also very good.
Then I guess you are going to enjoy the ending a bit more than I did…although, the ending is rushed and feels forced it has a degree of unpredictability to it that is pretty nice.Quote:
Lol. that Tootsie Pop comment was priceless!Quote:
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Yeah the ending surprise was a bit force but there is worse in manga. I liked how Bon grow up in this last volume. As for the eventual plothole, there will be an added volume that covers Jun and Yurika story. That was the only deceiving part that lack to me.
Well…he matured in a lot of aspects, but in some other aspects he was still the young Bon from High School.Quote:
I hope there is a volume about Sen and Ri-chan as well because they were some important things, especially about Sen’s, about those two characters that weren’t totally answered.Quote:
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I just saw the last episode; it was supper depressing until the end, and left so many unanswered questions. What happens to Kaoru and Ri-chan?
So now you can understand even better why I wasn’t super fond of the ending. I haven’t watched the last episodes yet, but I can already tell that they must have left out so many things. I’ll post my comments about watching the last episode.Quote:
I did like how everyone came together at the end, but then what happens to them after? It felt like the story evaded giving us a conclusive ending.Quote:
I agree with Desy. the whole ending seemed a bit rushed. Would really love to see more about grown-up Sen, Bon and Ritsuko
I'm fine with the ending though, it really catched my heart and I was constantly smiling while I watched the last minutes. Sen and Bon's combo in the church made me go all happy, just closed my eyes and listened
I will really miss the show, it appeared a bit rushed at times (well it's a given when you need to compress everything into 12 episodes) but nevertheless it was so beautiful and well-executed. Definitely the best show of this spring season
They changed and omitted some things, about Ri-chan and Kaoru…it doesn’t explicitly state that they end up together but there are a lot of things for us to safely assume they are going to end up together.Quote:
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Even though, they omitted and changed some things, I enjoyed the episode more than I thought I would. It was a very good episode and merit should be given to the director and the anime team for making such a good episode despite how much they had to cut and change.Quote:
It totally reminded me of their good times during HS. I like how the say hello to each other after all those years using the magic of music.Quote:
I agree. It was a wonderful series and definitely one of my favorite series of this season. It was a lot of fun discussing this series! ^_^Quote: