Soap Opera Alert! Kimi ga Nozomu Eien!

Finished Kimi Ga Nozomu Eien in one sitting last night (watched everything except the last episode in double speed though, so characters were speaking quickly in high voices). What can I say about this anime? Hmm... it's not exactly what I would consider entertaining, but it's compelling enough to keep me awake from beginning to end.

It's an angst-filled melodramatic romantic drama that is so angsty and melodramatic that I doubt I could really sit through everything without using the fastforward button at all. It's basically about four best friends, a quiet girl (who looks disturbingly like Cardcaptor Sakura's Sakura), a loud girl, the hero, and a generic spiky-haired best buddy who doesn't do much in the series. As they were about to graduate from high school, quiet girl declared love for hero, hero, although secretly in love with loud girl, accepted her and they started going out together. Things were progressing well for our young couple before a horrifyingly horrific traffic accident sent poor quiet girl into a coma for three years.

When poor quiet girl woke up miraculously, the hero and the loud girl were already living together. Dum dum dum. The hero and the loud girl had to keep their relationship from the quiet girl, the oblivious quiet girl wanted the hero to be with her to make up for lost time, the loud girl began falling apart, much angst and melodrama ensued. Who will the hero choose? Watching the whole damned thing was just like watching J-doramas, but unlike J-doramas, this one really had SEX SCENES! Well, not overly explicit, hentai-level stuff (it's more PG-13 than R-rated), but sex scenes nonetheless. And they are kinda distracting. Um... I dunno man, in a series like this, I think I would like it more if those sex scenes were merely hinted. I had the complete same feeling when I was reading the book, The Time Traveller's Wife by Austin Niffenegger, sometimes, I just don't need these details, man. (but then, it's understandable since the anime is actually based on a hentai game)

Other than that, there's not much for me to talk about in tonight's entry, been spending the whole day helping mom's publishing company build a website and will be working on it for many days to come... tiring. Going off to play Shadow Hearts 2 now, I LOOOOOOVE that game.

I've asked in a previous entry, how many people actually READ this blog? Come on, man, leave me a comment! At least let me know that I'm not alone!

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