NHK ni Youkoso! Chapter 40 Discussion
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Well, I don't now if I read the last few chapters too fast, but I really didn't get the ending... Did he leave Misaki, went home and wrote ero-game scenarios and never saw her again?
If that is the case the ending sucked. If I'm wrong it might be ok :P
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Well guys, don't make me laugh.
When there is a happy ending you call it like "I knew it would end up like this, I hate it", and when there is no happy ending you say it sucks and that you were expecting something like "and so they lived long and were always happy". Just wtf? Decide, which one do you prefer.
I like the ending, cause it is not stereotypical - it is something I didn't predict, but I must say that it confused me a bit.
What's more, I believe manga is better than the anime when it comes to drama and few other things. I loved Misaki from manga, she was much better than the one from anime. Furthermore, I'd say they are two different girls! And look at Nanako! The same! Completely different than the one in anime. Hmm.. what else... There are many dramatic scenes and they really moved me deeply,for example, check chapter 19 from page 22 to 31 <-- This is just too sad.
Especially one scene stayed long in my mind (I guess I will never forget it). It is chapter 26 page from 23 to 25 <-- this scene moved me so so deeply, that I became MEGA depressed. I have never been so sad in my life.
Will it sound funny if I say that I do not recommend you reading this manga, beacuse you will be sick of sadness? I guess it's the best thing I could advice you if you are happy right now.
Modified by Bonyfreeq, Jun 1, 2009 7:46 AM
Forgive my melancholy.
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I was told the manga is much much darker than the anime, I had no idea it was this deep. >_> A lot of things that were said by Satou and Misaki, I can totally remember me thinking those things, which makes me sad. ;_;
Bonyfreeq sums it well for me, if you don't like feeling depressed maybe you shouldn't read it. The anime is much more comical and doesn't have that terribly haunting sadness to it (well not nearly as bad as the manga). However, I liked Misaki more in the anime. :P
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Absolutely stunned by this manga, I preferred the manga before the anime because of how things turned out differently. I liked the ending, and I agree with others that we
should have seen a more close relationship between Satou and Misaki in the end, overall a better ending than the anime. It would be nice if they could make a remake of the anime to be more like the manga, mostly because the anime lacks of those deep and scary moments.
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His senior is still married and the other hikikomori seems to be a chairman in the politics with his sister (filename is "Chairman bro and sis.jpg").
From my understanding the last page's computer background seems to show Misaki in a way that implies she is again keeping close contact with the two. She seems to be holding a diploma. I'm guessing Tatsuhiro eventually got on his feet and continued the game project(s) with Yamazaki along with the other freelance work. Misaki re-entered school. I am also guessing it was or is becoming a happy ending for Tatsuhiro and her.
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I'm somewhat unsatisfied with the ending, they should've kissed or something, I mean the ending wasn't completely bad, but wasn't very good either. However, I do wish that the anime did incorporate more of the elements from the manga into there, wouldn't been more fun to watch.
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I watched the anime and felt the need to read the manga. I definitely don't regret it. I may be sad now, little depressed even, signified by the fact that my situation isn't that far from a main hero, but I'm glad that I decided to follow anime up with manga.
I definitely need to read novel next, although I'm not sure if it can be called "light" novel if it's similar to manga. ;)
It will definitely stay with me. It's time to go sleep, I wonder what kind of dreams I'll have today with last episodes of anime and whole manga fresh in my mind. :)
I feel I should say a few words about last chapter too, so I'd like to commend it for delivering non-trivial ending that I find increasingly difficult to find nowadays. And I'm glad it wasn't anything depressing, I think it was even happy for me and thanks to that my sad state from reading rest of manga didn't get worse. :)
It definitely was an experience I won't forget in a long time.
And is it just me, or did manga have happier ending than anime despite being overally sadder? :)
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The pacing and execution of the manga far exceeded the anime. I like how they made the pyramid scheme arc mesh with other arcs instead of the anime. Not also that, there was much better development on Yamazaki and Hitomi. The ending was fucking terrible though. I prefer the anime. I'll read the light novel and get on with my life. This manga gets a
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I did not like this ending. It left me empty, and not in that emotional, "the world is cruel" way. There was no resolution. The story didn't end, it simply stated that some situations are better and some are going to go pretty much in the same way. I'm not even bothered that the love interest never resolved to anything concrete, hell, I expected it. I felt no attachment to Satou's desire to love Misaki through his own independence. It became clear before this final chapter that Satou was now capable so the ending was little more than an affirmation a hurdle we already went through.
It didn't feel like an ending. The revelations resulting from character dialogue were no more impactful than others in the manga. It only felt like an ending because of a time skip and some pictures reminding me of the good parts of the story. "Hey, remember these characters and what they did! Awesome, huh? OK, it's all over now." Bottom line, no impact at all.
I loved the manga though, although I rated it a 6/10. But that's simply because I do not see myself recommending this to anyone. Personally, it hits close to home for me. I sympathize with the main character so much that a rating feels stupid. It's not even what I'd think of as a favorite manga, it's just emotionally sticky. A story like this will stay near my heart, where I can reflect on it for eternity.
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