Oh, you are such a troll, UME Kurumizawa!
Oh, Kimi ni Todoke… How I’ve missed you! I’ve waited quite a long time for the season two announcement and every manga chapter that released (Yeah, I’m quite up-to-date). So, even knowing what happens, I will keep on fangirling the series because of awesomeness of Production I.G’s amazing animation and the stellar seiyuu cast including Noto Mamiko, Namikawa Daisuke, Yuuichi Nakamura, Miyuki Sawashiro and Yuuko Sanpei; not to mention, the Sawahaya are pure love and it’s not going to change, ever. <3
If you are new to this and just stumbled across here, I suggest you start with season one. If you like reading manga, you can be my guest and read that too. Both are good but be ready for a slow-pace, which you can easily overcome with amazing animation and character designs, whatever path you take. If you have already seen the first season and/or read the manga, you are all set for the journey with me as a true fan of KnT. I was not aware of the fact that the first episode would actually be a recap of season one (been there, done that), and from Kurimi’s perspective no less… Production I.G, you trolls! I did not sign up for this but I’m still going to watch it! Something is better than nothing, right? I guess more ridiculous fun via Aya Hirano? >.> Let’s get set go!
We start with Kurumi musing about how she got to like Kazehaya in the first place. Oh how difficult she had it because she was pretty and cute, so girls made strategies behind her back to block any guy that she would like because she was the one who always ruined things for them. Well, I know for a fact that girls can be quite mean machines so the super sugar-coated princess, who evolved from these incidents, is not hard to imagine.
Kazehaya being his cute self—always looking out for others no less—spots the almost-in-tears Kurumi and frets enough for her to baww out. It was so comically moe that even my cold-heart melted a bit for her. From her eyes, we see the progress of storyline of how she fell for the guy liked by all because she was the girl, who was exactly like him.
She hid her feelings well and transferred to the same high school as him (Kitahoro), following and preparing for the next phase. However, things did not go as she planned when it was time to make everything golden. She found to her dismay that Kazehaya was actually hanging around a weird girl named Sadako; the girl, who is not scary at all and simply misunderstood.
Oh, I am your true friend, girl~
Bitch, you stole him from me!
Kazehaya, you da man!
In the process of eliminating her from her way by false hook ups, she even strengthens Kazehaya’s feelings for her, who was completely clueless of the whole event. Even when sabotage didn’t work, she tried the friend-card but failed because she faced Sawako’s honesty and the budding love that was not swayed by anything. When she saw no other way and became nonplussed with the pure-hearted Sawako, she confessed her feelings to Kazehaya, finally getting the courage from her rival.
But, we know what happened, right? He rejected her quite nicely because he already likes a girl more than anyone else.
Finally my like for Kurumi awakened because she faced the rejection with quite aplomb and didn’t lose heart. She would still buy the most expensive chocolates she can afford for Kazehaya and give it to him as her last goodbye, unlike Sawako who would make her own.
Korros, korros, korros, korros~
Kurumi’s Personal Death Note….
Whatever you do, Sawako-chibi > any other KnT chibi
Oh damn, woman, stop making me feel sorry for you!
Is that an evil aura I see or you were born with something purple coming off you all the time?
If this was yuri… Eeeep. Muri, muri, muri~!
You talkin’ to me?!
End Thoughts: Aaarghhh… I have to wait for another week for some development, HUH?! Such unfairness! But I can’t be all huffy-puffy because we at least got to hear the new opening and ending sequences, both of which were complete WINS!
“Sawakaze” by Tomofumi Tanizawa <3 (even better than his Kimi ni Todoke for the first season and I thought he would be unable to top that!)
Ending sequence “Kimi ni Todoke” by MAY’S. Another good one; also, such beautiful art!
Coming to the episode, it was not a bad recap because it was from a third party’s perspective than the main protagonists. The Death Note references were so good that I ROTFL’d. Also, after this, you can’t really blame Kurumi for whatever misunderstandings she tried to brew against Sawako because all is fair in love and war. Aya Hirano always voices roles of bitches, who turn out to be not bitches at all. Kurumi is a prime example, who is just swayed to do a lot of activities by her puppy love for Kazehaya that never got realized. This is the episode, where you would really feel sorry for her and empathize because she is really not a bad person, per se. I guess, we would never know the possibility of no Sawako and the event if Kurumi had confessed to Kazehaya before. It’s all about Sawahaya~ and no one can stop them in reaching each other; cheesy I know but I love it!
I turn into such a romantic sap whenever I watch Kimi ni Todoke that I amaze myself. You can even see my eyes shine; facial expressions turn gooey and am full of knowing smiles; it can be easily said this is a perfect feel-good anime that you can watch alone or with friends. The only shoujo anime that makes me HNNGGG… I swear, it’s too good and I can’t wait to see all the old gang together again, hear Noto Mamiko as Sawako and the many internal battles she would overcome to make her voice finally heard.
The last season ended with Sawahaya on an official date for the New Year’s Eve. After a six week skip, we would reunite with our lovable characters as they fuss over Valentine’s Day next week. Yes, MOAR Chizu, Yano-chin, Ryuu and Sawahaya! Would Sawako muster up her courage to give the chocolates she so painstakingly made to Kazehaya? Tune in next time to find out. Till then, Ja ne~