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Midori Days: End of Series Thoughts
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05-27-10, 6:48 PM

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Midori's manga forum is another without any discussion, or any sort of activity whatsoever. So, I'm here to change that. Be thankful.

Back when I watched the anime, I found the premise of a tough guy, known for beating people up, getting a noisy girlie-girl as a replacement for his right-hand to be a brilliant premise for a romantic comedy. It's a bizarre story concept, yeah, but it's almost shocking that I'm yet to come across another story where a girl winds up being physically attached to her love. A story of its type easily leads to easy to work (but good!) humour; like when Midori makes poor Seiji throw out all his porn, and leaves him with no time to 'clear the pipes' due to the two being unable to separate.

THERE NEEDS TO MY STORIES LIKE THIS. ARE YOU LISTENING, JAPAN!?

...Anyway. In a nutshell, my thoughts about the series go like this: I loved it, and found it very hard to put down, but I was left unable to rate it too highly due to nearly all of the series being made up of one-shot, filler-esque stories. The anime cut out most of Seiji's harem - the stereotypically forceful, less restrained Lucy not getting time, and the rather silly loli, along with her mad scientist father also getting cut - and the harem members were cut because they were only there to add to the laughs, rather than help advance the main story. It's normal for romantic comedies to only have major activity at the start and end, obviously, but I think the author of Midori Day's went a little too far in terms of randomness. I'm not going to lie and say I got no enjoyment out of the middle section, but it's true that very little meaningful happened outside of the first and last volumes.

Ignoring the fact that there was no attempt at explaining how a lovable, green-haired girl could attach herself to the hand of her secret crush - ruining his masturbation habits by doings so - my only other issue with the series is how it just... ended. It bugged me that, after SO MANY chapters were just thrown into the mix for added laughter, only one chapter covered Midori returning to her body.

WHY DO ROMANCE STORIES ALWAYS BLOODY WELL END RIGHT WHEN IT GETS GOOD; AFTER THE MAIN TWO *FINALLY* GET TOGETHER? It infuriates me how most authors opt out of giving their loyal fans a glimpse into the future and, instead, just stop after 100's of chapters of 'Will they, or won't they?' tension. Grrrrrrrrrrrr.

On the whole, I DO love Midori Days; just like I loved the anime, with its far more streamlined, less filler-heavy version of events. When Midori made the decision to leave Seiji's right-hand, and he pleaded with her not to go, my emotional involvement made tears form in my eyes, and I don't get emotional like that unless the characters have been developed excellently. And the art, though basic in terms of backgrounds, was lovely; the characters' faces always expressing emotions very well, and making Midori even more adorable. It's just that the series has a few too many niggles for me to 9/10 it...
 
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06-01-10, 8:06 PM

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I read this thread only because I wanted to know if there was a continuation after declaring their love to each other @ end of the anime series IN the manga. But now - after i found out (thanks to your post) - that the manga also ends like this, I'm a bit disappointed :(

I know exactly how you are feeling when I read this-
"WHY DO ROMANCE STORIES ALWAYS BLOODY WELL END RIGHT WHEN IT GETS GOOD; AFTER THE MAIN TWO *FINALLY* GET TOGETHER? It infuriates me how most authors opt out of giving their loyal fans a glimpse into the future and, instead, just stop after 100's of chapters of 'Will they, or won't they?' tension. Grrrrrrrrrrrr."

But anyway, I would like the producers/authors of animes/mangas to change that. It shouldn't end right at the climax or a bit after it...Naaarghhh xD

Well, at least it's a happy ending with a mutual love confession =)

Best regards
 
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06-04-10, 11:34 AM

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The end did feel extremely rushed like the author compressed 5 chapters in to one. Overall an enjoyable manga though.
 
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09-09-10, 8:02 AM

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I dont know if you really needed alot of story after they got together because it was just them starting over. i mean it would have been nice to see how their relationship evolved with her not being his hand but i think we have a good idea from reading the last 85 chapters.
 
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07-30-11, 4:41 AM

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Nice ending but it wasn't the best.. it did feel a little rushed.
 
#6
05-09-12, 6:20 AM

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I kind of wish the author would write a story about their dating periods.
People should give Kuuchuu Buranko a try.
 
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10-20-13, 10:16 PM

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Natsu12345 said:
I kind of wish the author would write a story about their dating periods.

yeah I always wonder why they don't. instead, there are side stories that no one cares about
 
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12-05-13, 9:29 PM

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How their dating goes would be interesting. But we already know how those two would end up on dates and eventually marry. They would be pretty awkward on dates.
 
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