Nuuu~ It ended already T__T… [WARNING: Spoilers! This is the final chapter, duh~]
I saw the raw last March, but I refrained from posting my final impressions until it gets translated. But now, huge thanks to Potato-Otaku for scanlating it, and thanks also to several other scanlators that gave all their hardwork scanlating throughout the whole series as well ^^. When I’m making this post, I thought that I should insert it on my Manga Digest’s next batch but it got longer than expected and this one’s really something special so I just decided to write this one on a separate post ^^.
I can’t believe that one of my favorite shoujo mangas has come to an end. I was surprised also by the fact that I kept myself alive reading 99 chapters O_O (it’s a record, baby!!!) and I’m proud of myself that this had become my longest-read manga up to date ^^ (I’m still catching up on Skip Beat!, unfortunately, so it will soon follow XD). It’s funny because I did a lot of catch-ups last month of almost more than 50 chapters to get ready for the finale. So thank God it’s summer vacation for me in here.
Probably what kept me holding on to this series is that there are lots of couplings to choose from (like SDC) and I never get bored of it because they sometimes give something new to the table. The characters are also crazy-funny, in a good way, and characters really give a lot of major help on making a series successful to the hearts of readers.
In the final chapter, we continue on to the celebration in Hakusenkan. With Iori quitting the SA and instead, going to London to pursue his dreams of being a beautician, Akira was glad that Ryuu regains back his spot on the SA. Meanwhile, Ryuu on the other hand, doesn’t know if he’s gonna be happy with such matter that Iori’s leaving. After that, there’s lots of preparations and invitations to give out. Hikari’s birthday is approaching too.
Yay~ A permanently female Finn!!! LOL I got so used to his (what? his? XD See, I got so used to male pronouns when I refer to Finn XDDD) handsome male form that I’ll miss him so much T__T and RyuuFinn is my favorite SA pairing ever, lol too sad though that they lacked love and Finn didn’t had a chance to get in the anime adaptation T_T. Girl Finn is so pretty ^^, and I’m glad they won’t have any problems when they start to date together XD.
Sakura watches Jun with his violin practices and even though Jun is still horrible in his ways, Sakura thought he got quite better even though she’s on the floor lol. Jun apologized and swore that he’ll be good someday to impress her. Sakura finds it moe again and kiss his cheek, but Jun transformed again to his Playboy self XD. Lol, Playboy Jun is win, even though he’s kidding XD.
OMFG I’ll miss these two so much T ^ T!!! They are my second favorite couple on this series T_T it’s so sad to let them go~ Nuuu~~ *glomps the two*. It’s so cute how Megumi waited outside Kokusen and she immediately went erasing all her thoughts on inviting Yahiro to an Opera House written on her board XD. But Yahiro can easily read her and he took the initiative to ask her out ^^. So cute~ Don’t worry Megu-chan because I’ll be awaiting for you more on SoMT ^__^. Go Megumi!!!
Akira is really a great friend to everyone. I mean, resident cook ftw! Kidding aside, in the end, it’s still shown that she loves the SA members, especially Hikari, as she prepares pastries for her upcoming birthday.
Lol Tadashi totally looked like Akira (Eden of the East) in here XD. Aww, he’ll definitely be one of the characters I’ll really miss the most. Tbh, I love Tadashi more when I saw the anime since he got voiced by Hiro Shimono, but he’s always lovable forever in the manga.
Lol in the end, Hikari remains the biggest thickheaded loser XD. Well, that’s why we all love Hikari ^^. She might be perpetually losing to Kei, but she didn’t know that she won Kei’s heart already~<3
Fireworks: “HIKARI, PLEASE MARRY ME”
That was really sweet when Kei ran upstairs on the skyscraper with Hikari too to show her something. It turns out to be a huge proposal in the form of fireworks. DAWW~~!!! Kyaaa~~~ I guess this is what the series’ finale had to offer… fireworks. How exciting -__-.
Hikari saw the fireworks to be a huge challenge. If she said yes, she thought that she’ll lose again, so she’ll do her best to defeat him in that matter and see who’ll win. Kei on the other hand, takes her challenge, with a fist, and yeah… The series ended just like any regular day with the SA.
The ending felt… unsatisfying. Not really disappointing, but unsatisfying. It’s good that they gave each couple in the show their final shining moment, but *sighs* there’s no improvement, changes, whatsoever. Perhaps if they had added a timeskip, it would be better. I demand an extra chapter now! Lol. Yeah, a special extra chapter would be fitting, and I’ll be contented if ever the manga-ka will show what happened to their futures ^^.
But overall, I’ll miss this manga so much. It’s sad to bid farewell again on a manga that I fell in love with T__T. Bye~bye SA T__T…