In the spirit of revisiting old anime starting by re-watching Bleach, I continue on to attempt watching other old anime still in my possession. Let me repeat, attempt to watch.
Why attempt? Because for some series, I gave up after only watching few episodes. For other series, I continue to enjoy watching or even have a newfound understanding of what I’m watching.
I’m primarily an anime watcher. For the lack of a proper word, let’s use the word “watcher” for now. To further elaborate, I’m more inclined to watch the anime of any titles as long as there’s an anime version of it. I’ll be more than happy to skip reading the manga, playing the visual novel or reading the light novel. In that respect, yes, I’m more of an anime person. For readers who have been following this blog for a long time would come to realize this. After all, I mentioned it several times.
So, for me to transition from the anime to actually reading manga takes a lot of work. At least, the anime must do the original work justice. This means what was translated into an anime isn’t too far off the original work. Majority of the characteristics are still there and whatever emotions are properly conveyed through animated work.
I just read the most recent chapter of Kimi ni Todoke yesterday, which is Chapter 74. It’s good as usual and did enough to satisfy my monthly dose of the series. With that, in all 74 chapters of Kimi ni Todoke I read so far, my favorite chapter is still the 50th chapter – You’re Too Loud.
Oddly enough, the chapter has nothing to do with whatever’s going on in Kazehaya & Sawako, Chizu & Ryu or Ayane & Kento’s relationships. In short, it has nothing to do with romantic relationships. It’s about Chizu and Ayane, and how their friendship begun.
Chizu is surprised by the sudden homecoming of Toru, Ryu’s older brother and her childhood crush. But old habits die hard when Chizu can’t seem to get enough courage to declare her love. But this is the one time Chizu won’t be able to count on Ryu to be supportive of her – not when he wants her for himself!
– Summary of Kimi ni Todoke 6
Sawako finally realizes that her feelings for Kazehaya are more than just admiration. But this novice in love has a lot to learn about romance. Not that Chizu can help her out any – she’s got enough worries of her own to deal with! Can either of these shy girls take the next step towards a real relationship?
– Summary of Kimi ni Todoke 5
Kurumi’s got it all – looks, popularity and friends. But underneath Kurumi’s friendly exterior is a manipulative girl who’ll do anythign to get what she wants! And she wants Kazehaya! Will Kurumi’s plotting drive Kazehaya and Sawako apart, or will it instead draw them even closer together?
– Summary of Kimi ni Todoke 4
Sadako finally becomes friends with her classmates, instead of scaring them off. Even Kurumi, the cutest girl in school, wants to be her friend. But will this new friendship make Sadako realize that her feeligns for Kazehaya might be more than just friendly?
– Summary of Kimi ni Todoke Volume 3