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Feb 7, 2009 6:02 PM

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it was a bittersweet ending. It made me cry but I really liked the ending. the final performance was great but I'm glad she didn't win because that would have been dumb.

this was really a great series :)
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Feb 8, 2009 9:54 PM

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I too am glad she didn't win the medal, it made it a bit more realistic. Not to mention she wasn't really aiming for that anymore.

Oh my gosh though that ending was so sad!! :*( But I think it was pretty obvious from the beginning, and a great way to finish the series!

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May 29, 2009 10:16 PM

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I thought somehow, magically, Pete was gonna be able to live D= I was so sad that it didn't happen. It was like the ending that I hoped was going to happen but knew deep, deep down it wouldn't XD
Jun 22, 2009 5:02 PM

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Ending was sad and what sucks is that Tazusa didn't get to say 'I love you' to Pete face to face.

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Jun 30, 2009 9:58 AM

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sad ending, but a very good one. was hoping pete would wake up from a coma or get a second chance at life or something, but it was fine :P

it made this series memorable

Sep 13, 2009 2:33 PM

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waaah !! i love it !!!! i hope there's a second season because its not satisfying that they didn't end up together T_T.....and wtf !!! why pete always interrupts the confession !!! honestly i want more ....... T_T
Nov 7, 2009 5:39 PM

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it was so sweet I cant stop crying...
the last time I cry for a anime/manga was boys next door and ayashi no ceres its sooo sad..
I hate the ending but I love it too
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Jan 24, 2010 9:59 AM
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i agree it was a very sad ending.. I mean it's not a happy ending for both of them.. but i think we should let go even if it is the person we loved the most... i want a second season of this, they should have make a twist in the story like pete was just in coma so he thought he died, and then he will come back again to life after 100 days and go see tazusa in japan!
i wish it would happen... please consider my idea. =)
Apr 15, 2010 1:02 AM

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Aww, such a sad ending. :(

Good anime though. :)
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Apr 17, 2010 11:20 PM
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I would have preferred the confession be to Pete so he woulda known, however part of me thinks he did know. We'll never know :-p
Aug 16, 2010 12:01 AM

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I love this anime and I hate tomatoes ^-^lol
Sep 15, 2010 10:16 PM

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Sad but beautiful ending T_T
Oct 18, 2010 5:29 AM

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It was one of the best animes I have seen so far ...such a great ending ...even through I cried so tears just won't stop...Love is so painful ....and this anime had showed me that ( but it can be happy too if u can enjoy it>_<)
Nov 16, 2010 6:16 AM

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Lol that engrish was almost embarrassing to listen to.

But them figure skating costumes sure are great, yes yes.

Jul 9, 2011 7:47 PM

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loved ending such great romance tho comedy was kinda repeatable, good anime.
Jul 11, 2011 9:28 AM

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Good ending to a good anime.

Amazing engrish.
Jul 24, 2011 7:35 AM

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Come on, we all knew that the ending will be so sad. I cried during last 3 episodes. Yes, three.
I cried a lot, but I'm happy that it ended that way. Regaining consciousness during coma etc wouldn't be realistic. I thought Tazusa will be 2nd or 3rd, but after I finished the anime, I guess it's better that way. She aimed to fulfill Pete's dream.
God, this anime was fantastic. Tazusa had lots of problems but she achieved her goal with Pete's help. That's why I loved Pete as a character a lot.
Sep 14, 2011 2:03 PM

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I really like this anime. But i hoped so much that Pete wouldn't die. Still its a good ending. There was so much feeling at the last three episodes, that i think Tazusa will have a nice life after her time with Pete.
May 28, 2012 8:21 PM

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Its not bad that it ended this way, but I still wish there is a alternative ending which is a happy ending for both MC though I knew that it is impossible
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Apr 4, 2013 11:33 AM

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I'm glad I watched this show. One of the better romances I've seen. It would be nice if she could've confessed to Pete but it was still a great ending. I got watery eyed quite a few times this anime, and the parting scene was done nicely.

Overall I give this show a 7.5/10. Enjoyability wise it is definitely an 8 though.
Jul 10, 2013 4:45 AM
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Oh man.. I watched this show so long ago, I barely remember it. I was what, 10 years old, I think? Just happened to google the description today and found it out. I only remember the last episode where she was about to confess... loved that part, and loved the ending. I especially loved how the girl had to change clothes wearing a blindfold! XP

This would be one of the series that would deserve a 2nd season, but I think the ending was just perfect as it was.
Aug 3, 2013 4:27 PM

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Such a good series. I'm glad the ending was definitive and he didn't just magically stay inside her due to the power of love or some crap. Enjoyed every episode without losing interest once.
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Oct 27, 2013 1:05 AM

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The ending was realistic and beautiful. This show never failed to keep me entertained throughout. A solid 7/10.
Nov 15, 2013 1:12 PM

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Actually, I wasn't very enthusiastic about watching this anime. I tied it just because I wanted to watch something, which includes skating. But after a few episodes I was completely into it! It was really fun to watch how they interacted with each other. I thought, that they were a great couple. And what about the ending... Although I expected something like that, it still was sad to watch. But I think it was a perfect way to end this story. I'm REALLY glad I watched it! >.<
Jan 2, 2014 2:09 PM

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A beautiful and sad end, they were really a great couple. :'(

I really enjoyed this show !

Feb 10, 2014 1:34 AM

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Just wondering, how do the novels end? Wikipedia says they only adapted the first half of the novels, and while this had a solid ending with closure and emotional payoff and doesn't strictly need a sequel, I could easily imagine a season two set in Vancouver 2010. Turns out Pete was in a coma for the 100 days he spent w/ Tazusa, and when they meet again Pete's recovered, out of his coma, and an ace pilot while Tazusa is a serious contender for figure skating gold. I think I just gave myself an idea for a fanfic I'll never write.
Jun 2, 2014 5:41 AM

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They are so humble -_-
Japanese figure skater Shizuka Arakawa actaully won in Turin.
Jun 2, 2014 6:46 AM

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Sad ending. I only wish she got to say 'I love you' to Pete before parting.
Jul 26, 2014 7:42 PM

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The ending was very good. Overall, I'm still deciding if this is worth a 6 or 7 as it got a lot better in the second half but took too long just to get its quality up. The comedy didn't really work for me.


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Dec 31, 2014 1:39 PM

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The ending was sad as expected (thought I was hoping otherwise) but that's what made the build up so strong in the last few episodes. All in all an amazing anime ... I'm really glad I found this one.
Jul 30, 2015 7:40 AM

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The ending was so sad.
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Mar 12, 2016 9:59 AM

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That last performance was really good, they really did fly together :) Alas, no medal, but I feel like that didn't even matter anymore. After 100 days of fun, Pete left. That departing scene was pretty sad, too bad Tazusa never got to say that she loved him D':

Wow this anime was soooooo gooooood. I totally forgot that it was on my plan to watch list until recently, and I'm so glad I watched it! The characters were really fun, there was some good comedy with Tazusa looking like she was talking to herself, I really liked the soundtrack, and the figure skating theme was really cool! 10/10, I really loved it :)
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Apr 9, 2017 4:59 PM

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Posts: 136 I knew it would be. I didn't think Tazusa would beat Ria, but I thought she'd at least get a medal for that performance. Oh well, she has many years to grow.

Goodbye, Pete. T_T Daisuke da yo!!
Apr 23, 2017 10:02 AM

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I loved the story, main characters, the art and animation, seiyuus, music, op/ed.
I watched it in one run, kinda rare.
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Jul 27, 2017 3:24 AM
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Would have liked if the show kept the more comedic tone from the first episode. Couldn't really get in to the romance between Tazusa and the ghost possessing her Pete, the press hounding her and her going off on someone when she was mad at Pete got tiring too.

Then we end the show with her not finishing in the medal places nor being able to convey her feelings for Pete. Bit of an anti-climax.

Also not sure why the second placed skater in the short program skated after the first placed.
May 5, 2018 4:10 PM

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Well, this is why I don't drop any shows. This one was better than I thought.
Feb 13, 11:06 AM

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A sweet ending, they could've saved that for kiss for that last goodbye moment but nevertheless it was a nice way to conclude. The first half of the series was kinda average for me, but the second half was quite good.
Feb 28, 10:13 PM

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Why no confession. T____T
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