Originally Publushed December 24, 2011 on tumblr
this is my second time watching the show…. and i used to like it…. but this time…. i actually got little annoyed
first there is a little controversy with some of the art relating to
the show… unfortunately i can’t find the link but there are issues of
stocks being used and if they were paid for or not…. but i can’t find
the link so i can’t be sure if it was this series or her next project
pappillon so i wont discuss it further.
the plot in a nutshell? Main girl Momo has been in love with middle
school friend Toji but she was told he doesn’t like tan girls… and she
was on the swim team and has a lot of melanin and therefor has enough of
a tan where people think she’s a Gal. So she has told herself she will
confess once she’s paler then him….
but that’s not complicated enough is it…. okay…. her ‘best friend’
Sae is a major copycat…. copies everything momo plans to do… but she
does it in a way where she looks like the one with all the taste…. plus
she’s small and pale and very cute… for some reason momo continues to
deal with her even when Sae blatantly asks who Momo likes…. and after
she points to the local in their year Hottie, named Kairi, Sae saunters
up to him and tries to confess…. not even missing a beat or going behind
momo’s back. so we see why Sae can’t know that Toji is who she really
again though…. this is shoujo…. not complicated enough.
after Sae is rejected by Kairi rumors are spread about Momo kissing
Kairi… this boy apparently has the standard crazy japanese fan club that
beats up other girls that threaten their position…. that we see in so
much shoujo… anyways they go to beat momo up and Kairi comes in to…. sit
down and watch the cat-fight. This, rightfully, pissed Momo off and she
rushes over and punches him…. he laughs and the fan girls run away cause
it seems a girl who swam every day is actually pretty strong.
So momo is pissed about this rumor, she thinks her love will never
think about her now since she is the school slut and she didn’t even do
kairi has a plan to fix everything though… the rumor is that they
kissed? well the way to fix it is obviously to make it true so he grabs
her and kisses her.
oh we are so close….. but the setup is’t perfect yet…. oh i know
Toji overhears Momo and Kairi talking about how Momo likes Toji but
he doesn’t like tan girls…. later of course he goes up to her and
mentions that he doesn’t care if she’s tan he likes her anyways… and
they start dating.
and that concludes the first episode.
i’m not kidding…. that's the set up….
this get more complex as the two date, Sae finds out and does
everything in her power to break them up…. up to and including nearly
getting momo raped (nothing happens) and blackmailing her boyfriend into
dumping her and then making him date her even though he hates her. so
momo starts goign out with Kairi who she built a friendship with over
time…. Kairi sees through all sae’s lies and seems to keep her away so
that works…. then they start goign out….. but oh no Kairi actually is
still in love with his first love…. but he loves momo too but he can’t
decide…. so he goes on a spirit journey thing to discover himself….
momo gives him a deadline and sais she’ll wait 5 mins…. does to shit
happening to his family he can’t…. she thinks it measn he doesn’t love
her….. but no he followed her thought a typhoon on foot… but she needed
up going away with toji who is no longer being blackmailed because sae
found her true love in kairi’s older brother who is an asshole…. so
kairi gives up…. then he doesn’t…. then she’s forced to pick and oh no
who should she choose? the boy who protected her without her knowing or
the one who….. who…. um…. well i guess kairi makes her laugh and
happy…we’ll go with that.
so yeah….. this series gets unnecessarily complex. but normally i
like that stupid ocmplex bullshit in shoujo…. it’s half the fun.
but this being my second run through…. i realized i hate all the characters.
Momo is really a bitch who flip flops between two really amazing guys
and seems to always worry more about how she feels then how her
indecisiveness makes them feel…. also she’s rash… in one scene where
Toji is not believing Momo and instead is listening to Sae’s lies she
goes to his hospital window (cause he got appendicitis) which is three
floors up and threatens to not come back in unless he listens to her.
Look sweety…. if your boyfriend is taking your friends words over
your own…. either try to explain the situation calmly OR dump him… no
need for nearly falling out a window.
Toji. he is so perfect it’s sickening. this guy can do no wrong…. he
doesn’t pressure her into sex even though they have the house to
themselves. he buys her the best birthday present, he is good at school
and sports, he stands up for everyone and he is just perfect in every
way…. and even when he is breakign up with momo in the meanest way
possible he still cries cause he is sadface…. he’s just too damn perfect
that he has no personality….. yes he tries to force himself on momo a
bit more near the end but she’s being a bitch and he’s worried about how
indecisive she is…. but that's the only time we see him not be perfect….
Kairi…. well at least he goes through a character arc…. and he has
more of a character then Toji but i don’t get why he doesn’t just say
“pick me, i walked through a typhoon for you”…. dramatic tension i
Sae…. why would anyone be friends with her? they do deal with that
question but still she is terrible….. still she also goes through a
character arc. so i have to give her credit there…. hell she may even be
one of the best characters.
but yeah…. mom is just terrible and as a main character she never
really has to work for anything… except when she changes herself to
better suit the guy in the start of the story…. i mean she gives up
swimming which she loves just so she wont tan….. argh
so yeah…. used to like this series and it still has it’s cute moments but damn it’s annoying.