True Tears Episode 4 Discussion
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Hiromi is not a pathological liar. Her words are fueled by her emotions and some problems that she have that we don't know about yet. Lying isn't who she is, but something that she does in order to protect herself from something. What that something is, well we'll probably find that out in the future episodes.
I can't agree with you there after the first episode. Shin gave a detailed plot back drop for the entire series by mentioning her tears and how she acts at school versus home. Honomi from that point onward could have just been emotionally inclined to feel one way based off a situation, however this isn't the case considering how many lies we are up to from the initial allusion to lying.
You do know that the house in which Hiromi lives in isn't exactly a very friendly environment with Shin's mom not accepting her at all. Being in school lets her escape that dreary place and be more herself with her friends and whatnot.
I have to say that Shin knows nothing about the girl at all now. Sure they look pretty close knit back when they were kids, but they feel and act distant to each other now. This is probably due to Hiromi being adopted/living together with him, but being unable to hold a decent conversation with her doesn't give me the feeling of closeness that they should have.
The tears girl is Noe, not Hiromi.
Sometimes you lie and act submissive to keep and maintain the peace (status quo), I believe that is what Hiromi is doing.
I think it's the other way around. She's her self at home and fooling everyone in school with lies. As Shin has pointed out several times in the show, the smile she shows everyone in school is fake. He also suggests a few times that she is holding her tears back. This could be just his imagination but I feel it's true considering how she almost completely broke down when he was mentioning how he felt about finding out she liked #4.
PS. I was thinking about it long and hard these past few days. As we've already discussed, Hiromi might be related to Shin due to his dad either being past married to her mom or maybe cheating on his current wife. In either case, I've been thinking, what if Hiromi already knows shes related to Shin and has feelings for him but has been avoiding showing them towards him because she was warned by his mom and because she knows it's not right. That might explain why shes lying about liking #4 and almost crying when Shin basically says hes jealous of her liking #4.
I don't have the ep anymore but at the preview for the next ep did Shins mom say something like "I know I've told you already but I want to make it clear. I don't want you walking with Shin anymore". If she did say something like that then it would help prove the theory. Although it could also disprove it by us finding out that the mom just has a grunge on Hiromi.
I guess we will just have to wait and see.
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damn it, m33w just dropped the show because its licensed. I really hope other subbers keep subbing it till its finished airing.
A.) There's already a thread for this, so future discussion should continue there http://myanimelist.net/forum/?topicid=12249
B.) I'm not certain they're planning on dropping it, the news post was worded oddly and implies that they may still be releasing episodes directly to places like tokyo toshokan. The direct quote is: "I will stop posting news updates regarding releases of True Tears and Shigofumi."
Can't say for sure, but this is my hope in any case.
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Don't worry dude even if meew drops True tears theres still 3 other fan groups subbing that series but of course not as fast as meew -_-.(not sure if they will drop it either) go to baka-updates.com to check the releases and fansubs. That is where i get all my anime.
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Well what the hell was with Noe's bro wanting to... touch her face? It seems a lil weird, and then, he just asked Shinishiro to ask her out? Wah? That was obviusly disgusting.
I hope Shinishiro doesn't end up with Hiromi, wich is obviusly predictable, i wouldn't like that ending. I dislike Hiromi for the fact that she is a lier bitch. Fuck her.
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These are my thoughts on this episode: First of all, does the brother have a thing for his sister? It seemed like he was wanting to hold part of her face in his hand when he was helping her with the helmet.
Second and lastly, maybe the reason Shin's mother doesn't like Hiromi is because her husband had an affair with Hiromi's mother?
Both of these are just speculation, I'm probably wrong. But that's what my mind was thinking while watching this episode.
I saw the face touch as well. My theory is that he's been looking out for her for so long after grandma died that he developed a bit of a complex.
As far as Ai goes, she still might be crushing on Shin but she is warming up to Miyo. She blushed way too much for her not to like Miyo at all. I think she will learn not to like Shin and get blindsided by her growing affections.
I loved how Hiromi actually had a nice moment with Shin laughing. That was so unexpected. She might be caught up in a lie but I think she can get to know Shin better and relax more this way. Perhaps through those means they can bond.
Speaking of Hiromi, I suspected that some kind of affair might have happened as well or that one of her parents was really close to Shin's dad. I think the mom is either jealous or is over protective of her son.
Noe had some good character development. She wasn't annoying in today's episode. She's a good girl, albeit cooky.
i think the brother may have been reminded of their mother when he touched Noe's face.
i dont think Ai is really warming up to the guy friend. more like pity or just plain sadness because she saw shin (who she actually likes) hanging out with noe
im not sure why the mother does not like hiromi, but it could be because she reminds her of hiromi's mother (who she may be missing alot due to the death).
idk, but DAM this is a good series!!
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Yep I'm late on this series, bear with me :P
This is the best episode so far in terms of pacing and interesting dialogues. We're finally seeing something more about the plot, like Noe's reason for not crying and a glimpse at Hiromi's situation.
Up until now Noe steals the show. She's always blunt and straightforward without resulting annoying. Hiromi is just playing the drama queen, while Ai... well she might be the worst character so far; people like her because she's "cute" and all, but seem to easily forget that she's shamelessly trying to cheat on her boyfriend at every given time, without even showing a glimpse of guilt.
Jun seems an interesting character, it must run in the family XD but I guess we're gonna deal with a little sister complex here...
Well, so far so good