Posts Tagged Kimi ni Todoke
Today, December 20th, marks the 1 year anniversary of my anime blog. And since it’s in the middle of the 12 Days of Anime, let’s double up this anniversary with an appropriately themed 12 Days post. The topic for today is about something central to the beginning of my anime blog and something I learned over the course of this year. My whole system of classifying anime through the tags of Brain On/Brain Off never really made sense, caught on, or was used by others. You could even say: it was never a good idea.
Despite the most popular show of the winter season still incomplete, I’ll go ahead and write my season review for Winter 2011. It’s not like there’ll be any changes to the scores or how they rank when Puella Magi Madoka Magica finishes, so there’s no real point in waiting an undetermined amount of time to pretty much post the same thing, especially with the other nine shows already complete.
The second season of Kimi ni Todoke closes its curtains with some rather happy moments and beautiful memories, at least for those rooting for Sawako and Kazehaya. For the rest, there’s nothing but the remains of shatter dreams and the tears that accompany them. Like Pin said in the beginnings of the episode, if good fortune exists in the world, then there must be an equal amount of misfortune. Well, I’m sure we’re all glad the good fortune exists for those who deserve it, like Sawako.
Was Kimi ni Todoke supposed to be this fun? After all the misunderstandings and drama and intrusion from the series’ lengthy but reasonable list of punchable characters (Joe, Kurumi, Kent, etc.), Kimi ni Todoke returned to its roots and provided some romantic progress between Sawako and Kazehaya, as well as an abundance of side-splitting laughs. Gee, why couldn’t the whole season have been like this?
The ninth episode of Kimi ni Todoke Season 2 was the one we’ve been waiting for. Finally, we able to see Sawako openly confess her feelings to Kazehaya in the empty classroom. Not only do the two characters feel relieved at this event, but so does the audience. We’ve been waiting all season for their relationship to become closer rather than more distant and this is one of the first times we can actually see it become closer.
The school festival is nearly over and we have Sawako and Kazehaya together, alone in the vacant classroom. They’re far removed from any potential threats (I’m looking at you Kent, Kurumi, and Pin) and the next episode is titled Confession, so yeah, we’ll finally be getting that coveted and elusive relationship progress. So get those party poppers ready for next week’s episode.
And with the fruition of romance imminent, you can’t help but notice another blossoming take place in the series. Well, perhaps blossoming isn’t the right word but rather utilization. But then utilization doesn’t make for a better metaphor, so I’m going back to blossoming. Yes, it’s eerie how Sawako’s medicinal herb garden is a metaphor for the relationship between Sawako and Kazehaya this season.