And that is all I have to say about anything more that has to do with Euphonium!
And that is all I have to say about anything more that has to do with Euphonium!
So sorry to keep you waiting dear all who voted! Later last week I was searching for Kumirei vids on youtube and one of the search suggestions was ‘kumiko x reina happy’. In terms moon speak, that means that I was totally bitch-slapped! I just knew I had to finish this thing.
But because I took too long in between start to finish, my clips got all messed up since I reinstalled the OS twice since starting it. So please, I apologize for the artifacts you will see.
As for Season 2, well I did indeed say that I would watch it but only until it is over. Even though it looks promising as far as I am concerned Season 1 is all that matters. I am collecting the episodes in order to watch them in one go because even I have some resistance it seems.
I supported Kumirei in S1 until the end so I am not obliged to do the same, especially given KyoAni’s track record in sequels..or whatever…And so I am waiting. Just so you know, no matter what happens I am watching it still. There are moments that not even a het Ending will get the pleasure away from me enjoying!
Na-uh! We are not yet at the level of being that picky!
Anyway, enjoy the vid to all who voted for Leona Lewis’ ‘Happy’ to be the song for my Kumirei AMV!
And I am here like…
Seriously, has the world turned to shit in the last few years or is it just me?! Every where I turn it seems there is negativity and ‘not muh’s and ‘that is not it’ and so on and so forth! But I did not awake early from my hibernating just to write about how broken modern society is.
I only came to remind people of the importance of adolescence. Speaking of the very word, have we all forgotten an animated feature with the exact word in the title?! Everybody and their grand child knows how so GAY that feature is considered by everyone. The actual story was on the very same subject but so wisely woven and hidden within that most viewers would never even guess the underlying messages!
Universally everyone knows that Utena and Anthy ae amongst the most beloved ship of all time but apparently most ignored the obviously hetero within the series! Hell, both Anthy and Utena ‘broke up’/betrayed one another for the boys (mostly Akio) hell, Utena was annoyingly hot for Touga (to the point that he almost took over Dio’s role as Anthy’s reason to become a Prince).
Oh, did I mention that actually both girls in fact slept with boys in the series but not with each other (and by sleeping I mean having sex!). We of course got our just desserts in the feature when we got a HAPPY END after all but to be truthful, that was kind of an alternate reality and kinda sequel. But the point remains.
So, taking all that into account, not to mention that BAD END of the series, how come Utena (the series) is considered super gay and yet Hibike! is being made fun of?! Is it because of the extreme ventures in the movie? But then one can argue that it doesn’t count because it is not part of the main series (Like how many dissed Homura and Rebellion like they know the character better than the creators)!
So what, if we get a kiss from Kumirei it is then considered yuri? Even if according you your novel WHICH IS NOT THE ANIME the two end up being straight? Oh wait, sorry, Kumiko ends up dating Shoe? We are supposed to ignore the legit feelings developing between Kumiko and Reina (whichever feelings you want to think they are having) because of ZA FUUCHIYA and also because they are adolescents now?!
Like, sincerely, What The Actual hell?!!
Have we all forgotten all the anime that have come before that are considered yuri, sorry, were considered yuri, that barely even had 10% of the yurific scenes between Kumirei? Seriously, if ShoujoAi.com was still alive today, the Master List on that site would have probably made all of these people weep!
And if Kumirei is considered absolute because of adolescence, then what about their supposed love for the guys?! If Reina loves Taki and Kumiko secretly loves Show, what of those feelings then? Why do they don’t get the boot because ‘ADOLESCENCE’?!
Wait, what’s that? you are arguing that since that is in the future (How far exactly in the future is that supposed true romance anyway in the novel?) they are grown up and are more mature and have better grasp of their feelings so there?!!
I am sorry, am I the only one who still thinks of youth days as my most happiest and free I have ever been and felt? Free as in you are free to do what you want, feel what you want, be true to yourself without caring about others’ view of you, your pride, your duties to your family and so on and so forth?
These adolescence years are the most precious because people are free and true to themselves! Grow up and life happens. You have no choice sometimes in the matter even in cases of whom you love. Crude example –> You are the only child, first thing you are going to bare is to carry on your family tree. Second will be what you want others to think about you and your life. Are you prepared to take that rough road over the other that is completely bump free? Oh how about making it easier and having some tarmac on that one (you have that boy that likes you and you don’t hate him so what could be worse, right?)
Any way the point is that no one should be making of ‘Adolescence’. That stage in very cherishable in people’s lives, many more so than some because of the responsibilities they are to face or they way they were nurtured! When you are young you can do things that you want, be free, be true to yourself. Many people fall in love the first time in their adolescent years. What, are we supposed to dismiss those moments because ‘adolescence’?!
Seriously, I am getting more mad the more I think about this! And that interview with the people in charge better have been mistranslated because if that person dismissed Kumirei and their feeling by using the adolescence word that triggered people, I am gonna be very disappointed in them! And if I am disappointed then my view and love of their work will also diminish.
This so-called grownup love is the most unreal love amongst all loves actually so I really did not understand some people’s view on this matter!
Anyway, thanks for putting up with this salty post and I hope that you continue shipping Kumirei, Lord knows we have shipped way crazier ships than this! And so what if Kumiko ends up with Shoe? Their chemistry will never be even remotely as interesting as Kumire otherwise they would have reduced Kumirei in favour of their ‘true romance’ and since when can people only love once?
Okay, that’s enough. Time to go dark again…until soon!
Have a nice day
I have had this audio file for a while now. In fact I don’t even remember where I found it. Either way TokyoToshokan doesn’t have a subbed version of it that I could find. It probably exists some where on a blog and I will be going out to search for it but that can wait, for, this morning as I got to work, that audio file finally made it in the queue and I had the pleasure of listening to it!
The delusions I was having through their exchange in this mini drama were off the charts! My yuri powers were activated meaning that I did not need no subtitles to understand what they were talking about so let’s talk about this, like, right now.
I don’t want to live anymore!
What the hell am I supposed to do every Tuesdays now? My life is meaningless without Kumirei to look forward to. Hell, I am even missing the insanity that went on in all the Hibike discussion sites! Nothing is gonna be the same ever again!
Perfection – Only way I can describe the way this series ended, hell, the whole series overall! The final episode was the best out of them all and I all but give up on anyone who was disappointed by this final episode! You don’t deserve anything if you did not truly love this closure! So much happening, so much KumiRei! You know how we used to get a moment each episode of the two? Well, this episode there was not one, not two, not three, but four!! We got four awesome KumiRei moments in the span of one episode!!! This is the only episode that should not have any time to spare on ‘not the focus of the anime’ moment like many seem to want to think of KumiRei!
Based KyoAni not only gave everyone else their due, actual competition and putting a stop to drama between Kumiko and Shoo1 but they kept to the skeleton of the anime story. And that is KumiRei’s closeness.
Seriously, why is it so hard to comprehend that the anime was about KumiRei first and everything else second?! 80% of promotional material is all about these two AND the distance between them! The anime began not with the focus on the actual music (KumiRei’s school playing and losing and focusing more on the team as a whole) but on KumiRei and their reactions on losing! Kumiko changed her mind to join the club because of Reina! Kumiko wanted to improve and worked harder because of Reina! KumiRei are the primary focus of this anime and the music is secondary! Hell, this episode that was supposed to be primarily about the competition was mostly spent on who? Yeah, I thought as much!
I have mentioned in in almost every post about this show but the progress of the story has been due to the chemistry between these two. At the basic level it has been Reina at the core of everything because she affected almost all of Reina’s decision through out the show! Every step forward had Reina’s insignia on it and though it mostly affected Kumiko’s life, if we take this to be Kumiko’s story then Reina, by relation, also affected the progress of the overall storyline.
I was just so blown away by the last episode! I didn’t actually think that KyoAni would deliver. I was hopeful but I was ready to be let down so hard I would lose my sanity! But KyoAni delivered and in Aces! They could have just as easily only given us that last shot, the best ever last scene in a movie, TV, or game that I have ever seen by the way! But they did not! They gave and gave us through out the episode as if saying ‘sorry, you can’t deny this anymore! We will remind you that we are seriously about KumiRei until the best deal sealer at the very end!’ And man, what a scene that was!
Now sure, me having a major fetish with hands, especially hand-holding, should be enough to tell that I was going to worship based KumiRei as the ship of the year but come on! Anyone who did not appreciate that ending, that whole scene, doesn’t deserve this series! God, I am so happy and glad that I got the chance to watch this as it aired! Sure there was a lot of anger towards the viewers (yes, the viewers not the show, hell, I liked Shoo1 more than most of those commenters in any discussion threads) but that made the conclusion all that heavenly!
Oh great, I am only on the introduction and it’s already 600 words! At this rate I either won’t have anything to say about the actual scenes or I will have to write a novel just to discuss a single episode! So with that said…