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GoldenTime Finale

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Well, it’s over now, I don’t know how to react to the ending other than I was disappointed.

I mean, we all knew what was going to happen, but it’s not a secret how I wanted it to end either. I mean, Linda is too nice of a person. She could have easily fought, she could have fought and WON. I think if she tried to actually win over his heart it would have happened. But of course, author just decides that Koko is the winner and not a thought was given to Linda.

That’s too bad

It was a great ride overall, I think there were a lot of emotional points and a lot of good cliffhangers. There are a couple of issues that I had with this anime though.

One of them was that they basically spoiled the whole show by making the Opening and Endings based on the main character. There was literally no chance for Linda at all, not even in the mind, it was kind of a huge spoiler. The next issue I had is the fact that every cliffhanger had a fast resolve to it. It was too fast. It was as if there was no point to having the cliffhanger there at all. Literally the episode after the issue was resolved in less than 2 minutes. The anime could have been much better and more dramatic had it been properly done.

Last and final thing, was that I still have a sour taste in my mouth from episode 22. I cannot accept the fact that she created all that turmoil and treated Banri like that.

Final thoughts, I really love Linda’s Character, not cool how she falls in love with Yana. Yana and Linda don’t fit together to me. And it seems that she really didn’t try at all to get Banri. But other than that, this series was a good rollercoaster ride and I’m hoping that next season there will be more romance for me to follow.

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Top 5: Relationships that will never happen

This is a sad topic for me, I really love relationships and when they don’t go my way I’m a sucker for the other person. It almost makes me depressed to the point where I feel like I was the one who got rejected instead of an anime character. Call me a Romance Otaku pls. I rated this on these criteria, the amount of pain that it caused when they didn’t get together and also how well they would have looked together. Let’s take a look at my top 5 relationships that will never happen. I pretty much have a love hate relationship with love triangles… By the way, I’m going out of my way and making guesses for the relationships that are obviously not going to happen. At this point in time, I’m guessing that three of the five aren’t going to happen and I know for sure that two of the five aren’t going to happen. So yes, I will be speculating that they will never happen. But this post CLEARLY CONTAINS SPOILERS. So if you don’t like spoilers then don’t read. But if you are butt hurt about some relationships like I am then go right ahead and read…

Rolling in at number 5….

5. Nisekoi: Ichijou and Onodera

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Now, I know the anime isn’t over, but let’s face it fans this isn’t going to happen. I mean, look at where the anime is going with the show. We are ten episodes in and they are slowly pulling Kirisaki and Ichijou closer and closer. I mean the whole premise of the show is to make the false-love into a real one. But without getting into too much of a debate lets talk about Onodera and Ichijou.

Cute, so cute. The reason why this isn’t a little higher is because they just don’t really have that much interaction between them. Yes they get a lot of screentime together and yes they like each other a lot, but there really isn’t too much depth behind the love. I mean a 10 year ago promise? That has no depth if you don’t remember the person or their name. WHAT KIND OF PROMISE IS THAT IN THE FIRST PLACE IF YOU DON’T KNOW THEIR NAME… Also, they look cute together, they really do. But they just have that reaction to each other. I like that feeling sometimes, but at the end of the day, what really matters to me the most is how much depth there is in our friendship and what it means to me. I could go on about friendship and more, but this is just too much. Onodera and Ichijou will never happen.

Reasons being:

1. Kirisaki is the main premise of the show, she is the main girl and she will fall in love with Ichijou
2. Onodera and Ichijou would be a “cute” couple but a couple with no depth to it.
3. Ichijou is definitely falling in love with Kirisaki, he knows her quirks and her quarks and this is clearly the direction of the show.

Heart breaking for me, but I like kirisaki more anyways if you couldn’t tell. I think either matchup would fit, but kirisaki and Ichijou work way better

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4. Toradora: Ryuuji x Minori

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Ahh everyone loves a classic. I don’t have as much to say about this since it’s already done.. BUT, the whole point of the show was supposed to be to get together with Minori and somehow turned around and he went for Taiga… GO FIGURE!

Well, what’s so sad about this is that she has a beautiful heart and she really liked Ryuuji in the end. I think she is so kind a thoughtful. Her personality is sparking and energetic and I like girls who are like that. I think she will learn a lot from this heart ache and we can take a lot from this anime.

3. Golden Time: Banri and Linda

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When the rain falls, when the wind blows… When the flowers scatter, when the shadows loom… In every sign I’ll search for your voice. – Banri

Well, it’s been a couple days since I posted about Linda and Banri and I think it’s time to face the fact that they are probably not getting together in the series. It just wouldn’t make any sense. Koko and Banri are written all over the OP’s and ED’s and there’s like a 1000% chance that they are not getting together. Does this mean I think Koko is a better fit for Banri? HELL NO. Linda was 100000% better choice. She stuck beside him thick and thin. How is it her fault that he fell off the bridge. THATS NOT LINDA’S FAULT. I mean, of course we don’t know what she was going to say on that bridge but still. LOOK AT HER NOW. I love linda, her personality is off the charts awesome. Her interactions with Banri are OFF THE CHARTS AWESOME. Look at Koko, she is SUCH A B%@#! “Oh I broke up with you yesterday, lets be friends” Okay, that’s not how it works Koko. You are being a total…. AIUHF. I was actually warming up to the idea of Koko being his girlfriend but now I can’t handle it. It’s too much. She doesn’t deserve Banri. Banri deserves Linda… Case closed #teamlinda

2. Sakurasou: Sorata and Nanami

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私ね、ずっと、ずっと、ね。。。ずっと好きでした。大好きです。

“You know, I’ve always… always… loved you… No, I really I love you” – Nanami

I LOVED THIS ANIME. The love triangle in this was too much for me to handle sometimes. It’s almost DEPRESSING to see how much Nanami loved Sorata and didn’t say anything. I think it’s the most painful thing to HOLD IT IN. How can you love someone so much and not tell them. It’s probably the most painful thing ever. EVER. I’ve experienced it before and it’s not fun. Probably the worst regret in my whole life is not telling someone that I loved them. You can’t get over them until they reject you. That’s just how it is.

Again, the anime is just set-up for Mashiro. Nanami really almost had 0 chance to take it away. I mean, she is probably the most sincere, best couple material for Sorata. But how can you NOT LIKE MASHIRO. But I was pretty damn sad in this anime. I felt Nanami’s pain 100% of the way. Probably portrayed in one of the best ways possible. This might sound weird, but I love watching the heart ache, I love watching the pain. Not because it’s fun, but because I’ve been there before and knowing that someone else knows my pain and shares it makes everything feel better. If you can connect to an anime like this, it’s the best.

1. Chihayafuru: Taichi and Chihaya

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おお、ダメだおれは、チハヤが好きだ。

Yeah, I’m hopelessly in love with Chihaya. – Taichi

I think I’m going to cry. This one is the most heart breaking one by far. I’m going to sound like I’m yelling at Chihaya for a second… This guy, has had it out for you since he was a kid and he might have done some stupid things in the past as a kid but look at him now. A full grown man, ready to do anything for you Chihaya. This guy’s love for you is UNBREAKABLE and yet you don’t even see him. He has been playing Karuta all his life for what?! To become a master?! I don’t think he could care less about becoming a master to be honest. He’s doing it for you. He’s doing it for his own conviction, to prove that talent doesn’t beat hard work. That hard work can overcome those who do less. He strives to become the person who will achieve this goal. He’s done all of this for you Chihaya and you don’t see it. You don’t see him. All you see is a distant man, who really, has never been there for you. He may love you back, you may even stay with him forever, but you are going to lose the one asset, the one friend, the one support you have had YOUR ENTIRE LIFE if you go with Arata. Open your eyes Chihaya, the boy you once knew before you is now a man.

omg. I’m almost tearing up because its so sad. ITS SO SAD. The mangaka is CLEARLY headed towards Chihaya and Arata. I still have hope, that the mangaka has a soul… I still have hope that she will pick hardwork and determination over “destiny love”. That’s literally how I feel that Arata and Chihaya are like. It’s like DESTINY. THEY WERE MEANT TO BE. BULLSHIT. (excuse my french) I hate that. I HATE THAT. In-fact most of these love triangles were like that. Destiny love… ugh. Makes me sick. This guy has fallen head over heels for Chihaya and I can’t take it anymore. The manga comes out way too slow. If you haven’t watched this anime… WATCH IT WHAT ARE YOU DOING. GO.

Classic example of Hardwork vs Talent and of course we all cheer for Taichi. I literally can’t accept Arata. I can’t fathom or understand why Chihaya loves Arata so much that she is blinded to the fact that Taichi is there. I just hope that she realizes what she does if she does go out with Arata. If she goes with Arata I seriously hope that Taichi stops being friends with Chihaya…. I actually hope that happens. If she picks Arata over Taichi I hope Taichi leaves her. It’s not healthy to stay around someone who ignores your every move. [aka my ex-girlfriend before we started dating] At this point in time, Chihaya has no boyfriend. But I hope that it will end up being Taichi… please… Arata doesn’t fit the picture.

I think I’m going to go watch some depressing AMV’s about Chihaya and Taichi now.. T_T sob. sob. sob.

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Golden Time 22

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Don’t worry guys I have yet to have forgotten about blogging. Just been swamped with work and I didn’t realize that I wouldn’t be able to blog as much… That being said, I’ll post out here every now and again. Probably won’t do every episode but just the good ones ^^

WOW. WAHH. THIS EPISODE WAS AMAZING. The best episode BY FAR of the show. I mean, I was practically crying with the Banri and Linda. There is so much to talk about this episode I don’t even know where to start.

I guess we can start where Koko is a complete douche bag. Yeah, I said it, she was a complete douche bag. I don’t like to say nasty things on my blog, but that was just HORRENDOUS. I was starting to really settle into the idea that “Oh… Koko is a really great match.. Wow, such a good couple…” Well after watching that opening scene at the university I have to say my heart will not even tug once if they get back together. SCREW THAT. GET OUT. YOU DON’T DESERVE BANRI. All high and mighty and acting like that, like seriously. I know she is probably breaking up with him for his own sake, but being a douche bag about it and over-reacting like that was a bit too harsh. I mean, he is FULLY IN LOVE WITH YOU KOKO. WAKE UP. But I digress, what was done in the last episode was done. Banri, I hope you get together with Linda.

LINDA! YOUR RESPONSE WAS 10/10. I have to say to the author of golden time. I love you. That was perfectly written. I can’t believe how good that was. Linda was holding back for maybe the better part of the year so that Banri can give his undying love to Koko. She loved Banri so much that she didn’t say anything and let her love show by letting him be happy in his own way. And now that they broke up. BOOM, SHE IS PISSED. And why you might ask? Because all that effort of holding back not saying anything and not doing anything and Banri just GIVES UP. Such an emotional part for me. I was like DAMN THIS SO GOOD. That whole time I was on the edge of my seat and then the ED hit. I can’t believe how short these episodes feel. Oh and when Linda was shouting out her feelings. I was going YES, YOU TELL HIM. YOU WAITED THIS LONG AND NOW IS THE MOMENT TO TELL HIM. PERFECT

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10/10 FOR STORY!

10/10 CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT

btw… Koko is a freaking psychopath after this episode… LIKE SERIOUSLY…

10/10 MUSIC

1/10 FOR ALL THE DAMN CLIFFHANGERS

9/10 OVERALL

I just want next week to happen already. please…. time…. next week. faster…

#teamlinda always and forever

hell banri, I’ll go out with Linda if you take Koko

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Golden Time 19

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Uh oh, the opening scene. Does this mean that Old Banri is gone? I think so. I also think Banri and linda are also done for in this episode. I’ll tell you why in a moment but first let’s talk about how damn straight forward Yana is.

I would not be so straight forward with anyone like that, especially one of my best friends. “Are you hiding something from me?” Well, is it really any of your business in the first place? And what is going on with Oka-chan. I know you feel bad for Yana but again you are just way to straight forward and you don’t even know the situation that Banri and Linda are in. Just because they are close doesn’t mean he’s hiding it from Koko. I’m pretty sure that Koko knows that Linda and Banri were talking in fact he even said “I’ve been summoned to a super secret conversation” What is with Banri’s friends man. There is too much push and shove coming from Oka and Yana. I guess it is an issue in their eyes but that doesn’t mean you can just accuse someone without knowing what’s going on.

Next, Here is why I think that Banri and Linda are done for. They act to each other like best friends rather than lovers. To be honest, I have a best friend who is a girl who I would never date. I consider her my sister. That’s how I feel Banri and Linda are right now. They have past the point in their relationship where they can date and have been put in each others friend zone. To be honest, I really like this dynamic and it keeps the show realistic. I really hope Linda doesn’t fall for Yana though. He seems like a jerk to me. I wouldn’t want Yana and Linda to get together.

Episode Rating +/-
Overall Rating 9/10

Pilot’s Love Song 07

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Probably the most un-expected, action packed and emotional episode so far. I was literally blown away by the emotions given by this episode. Things just happened so fast and before you knew it the setting around these people changed in an instant. I can’t even begin to imagine what war is like, nor can I comprehend how difficult it must be for these kids, I can only tell you that this episode was really good.

I have to say, I didn’t really connect with mi-chan but the way they portrayed him and his character this episode really made it worth watching. Super good, epic, and well done. It might have been a tad cliche, but the thing is, there really is no other way to go in this kind of situation. I probably would have done the same thing if I were in his situation. It’s really sad. The last moments of what they were saying in that cockpit before firing that flare. Just remembering everyone, exactly what they are like. They loved the friends that they had and because of that gave everything to protect Isla. Oh man, so good.

I knew stuff was going to happen this episode but I did not expect it to happen like that. Normally when I expect something to happen it’s either one or two things that happen but not a full blown war. I also, have no idea really why each side is fighting each other. My guess is one is trying to get to the end of the world and the other is defending what lies there. I don’t really know anything beyond that and my hope is that they will explain it a bit further.

although that was a really good episode I’m probably going to wait an episode or two before I give it an 8.

Episode Rating +/-
Overall Rating 7/10

Nisekoi 06

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She comes out clean with the truth to her new found friends. Of course, I was hoping for some more drama towards this but then again, it wasn’t such a big deal to begin with. I mean now Onodera has nothing to worry about it. What is she going to do with this information? I guess we’ll just have to find out. Kirisaki as cute as she is still doesn’t know about her own feelings about Ichijou. They both are kind of stuck in a place where they know they have something but at the same time find it extremely awkward to like someone like that.

Ugh, are they going to wait until the last episode to sort out this pendant business? I kind of want Kirisaki and Ichijou’s relationship to go a bit faster seeing how this show is only 12 episodes. At the same time, I like the pace it’s going at just because it feels a lot more natural than rushing it. In reality, things wouldn’t move so fast anyways, and I also like how shy Kirisaki gets when she tries to be apologetic. I think it’s so cute.

JEEZ, that was so close. Onodera almost confessed. I think for sure they are going to do it soon. I wonder how he’s going to react and if he has any feelings for Kirisaki. Uh -oh kirisaki don’t lose the race now. Please don’t lose yet!

This is turning out to be a fairly generic romcom. I mean, it’s not bad but its nothing to be amazed at. The thing is though, I really like generic rom-coms so that doesn’t even matter to me. It doesn’t need to be unique to be good. Also, liking the fact that it’s not based on misunderstandings like most romcoms are based off of. So glad.

Episode Rating +/-
Overall Rating 8/10

Chuunibyou 2 06

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Ah, we finally get the pinnacle of the episode back onto our favourite couple. Rikka and Yuuta are just awesome together, I don’t think I can stress that enough of how cute they are. Innocence just trying to find a way to break down love. Love is so abstract and varies for each and every one of us and yet some how we all think that kissing and sex come so naturally to everyone. For Rikka and Yuuta it’s soo much more than just a kiss and soo much more than just a sign of affection. It’s almost putting all their emotions into the unknown and putting all their feelings into expression.

I wish I had that kind of relationship with someone. There is just SOO much weight to their first kiss and it hasn’t even happened yet. I love it so much. It makes their first kiss have so much more power and influence and it means so much more. Too often in relationships we use kissing for pleasure and self satisfaction. Okay, enough of my ramblings on love an what-not.

This episode was great, super cute, and really just showed us more of the progression that is going on between the two of them. Super happy to have watched this episode and really excited for the next one. I might re-watch the first season to job my brain on what happened in the first season. I’m starting to forget some details.

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Overall Rating 8/10