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Mar 1, 2015 3:41 PM

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Posts: 996 was okay. overall it was a 7.5/10 for me. the best things for me that came out of this series was Tybalt (thank god they didn't follow the original story for him....) and the first ending song.

I was hoping Romeo would confront Tybalt about that one time he was hugging Juliet but I guess it wasn't important (although they made it dramatic when it did happen and Romeo seemed shocked... he forgot or something??)

it was worth a watch, but it could have been better
Apr 22, 2015 6:17 AM

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3rd time rewatching. A great end, really sad.
Aug 22, 2015 7:03 AM
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i also liked this anime alot; i cried for like the first time at something thats not real. the petruchio's siblings on the dragon steed aww so cute. TYBALT AND CURIO ARE HOT OK BYE IM SAD I DIDNT WANT JULIET AND ROMEO TO DIE I WANTED THEM TO BE TOGETHER AND RULE OVER NEO VERONA TOGETHER AND HAVE CHILDREN AND BE HAPPY OMG WHY
Aug 25, 2015 8:23 AM

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So for people who didn't understand the ending, from what I got.
Neo Verona is a floating island. That tree was holding it up so it doesn't fall. People of the Capulet family have been offered to the tree so that it holds up the floating island.
I find it funny how the show doesnt reveal that the place is a floating island which is good. Lucky I didnt read the synopsis of this anime lol. Since its a big spoiler.
Juliet gets absorbed by the tree, romeo kills the fairy that protects and makes sure the tree is alive. Juliet grows wings with the power of the tree and makes the island decent to the sea graceful meaning the floating island doesnt break and everyone dies.
At the end we see romeo and juliet alive in front of the tree. Not sure if they are still alive somehow maybe because of the power of the tree. Such a lovely couple. So many twists though at the end.

I never really liked Shakespeare but this was a pretty good adaptation.
Mar 4, 2016 10:53 PM

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Nice series overall that was 10x better than the original play. The Escalus tree ending I didn't like because we only find out Juliet is a sacrifice quite late in the play without much explanation. Otherwise a very lovely love story.
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Jun 4, 2016 4:56 PM

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(side note: why didn't anyone realize that they were flying? I'm sure people would have fallen off...)

This was a really bad adaptation of Romeo and Juliet. Most of the characters were hopelessly naive (and dumb). The anime took itself way too seriously. I was not impressed

I think part of what happened was that they were trying really to make an interesting and unique setting with lots of extra conflict not in the original (partly too make it longer probably) but that really took them away from what romeo and juliet is all about.

Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet is about two dumb kids being reckless and ruining everyone's lives, leading to their premature and unnecessary demises. Romeo x Juliet took their love wayyyyyy too seriously. So everyone comes off as being naive and dumb.

Also I wasn't sure whether or not to take their relationship seriously. In Shakespeare's you clearly aren't but in this one it's supposed to be super genuine yadda yadda ??? ughh

The character designs were really ugly to me lmao. Noses were too long haha. Romeo was super annoying. I had to force myself to continue (strict no drop policy). I just did not enjoy this

sorry for not articulating my ideas super well. I just finished watching and need to be angry for a bit >:((

I love the play Romeo and Juliet. This just made me unhappy.

5 or 6 ish / 10
Aug 23, 2016 5:19 AM

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Ah, yep. Damn, I've even seen this before and knew they would die. But it still hurt like hell to watch. Romeo died protecting Juliet and Juliet sacrificed herself to save the world where she met Romeo. The world that both of them cherished so much, but that meant nothing without each other. I really liked the epilogue despite being brief. It had those subtle moments that show what Romeo and Juliet have left behind. The children playing while dressed as the Red Whirlwind, Cielo flying over his own family with Tybalt and Petruchio's siblings. The wind that blew gracefully throughout each scene. And my favorite - the iris and rose arrangement at Curio's shop in the market. A symbol of the undying union between Romeo and Juliet.

Putting it plainly, I much prefer this version over the original story. The anime manages to combine tragedy with hope, creating a very bittersweet yet fulfilling finale. As opposed to the morbid ruin that is wrought in the play, love conquers all. It brought inner peace and resolve to the star crossed lovers. For Romeo, it was his conviction to abandon his title and status to work hard and live for the one he loved. For Juliet, it was inner peace that allowed her to abandon hatred and hesitation because she knew her promise to Romeo would give her strength and courage. In the words of Willy, "Strife, hatred, sorrow, pain. Something that can bring all of those things to an end. That is love."

When I first saw this in August 2010, I was strangely inspired but couldn't put my finger on the direction it was taking me. Now, six years later, I can see a more clear vision of what it is I took away from this. After seeing Romeo work hard and persevere, it made me want to take action in my own life. What got me the most, however, was how Juliet was transformed by her love. Particularly when she told Tybalt that she loved Romeo so much, she could no longer feel hatred. I somewhat relate to Montague in the sense that I too have been afraid of love. But now I think about how wonderful it must feel to let go of everything negative to live for someone. It makes me want to find it.

Raising my score from an 8/10 to a 9/10. Well deserved, I can't even listen to the OP without tearing up anymore.

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Edit: Had to come back & watch this again two years later. 10/10 and an easy favorite.
Modified by Bayek, Aug 16, 2018 6:10 PM
Jan 14, 2017 7:46 AM

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This anime ended BEAUTIFULLY. It was so damn sad and I shouldn't have bothered hoping it could/would end on a happier note (I mean this show is based on a tragedy after all.. ugh) but because it didn't, the entire show wrapped up even better. If it didn't end in a tragedy, it would've also taken a big chunk of what made Romeo and Juliet's original story so heart-wrenchingly great anyway.

If not Romeo and Juliet, I'm at least glad the rest of the surviving characters are living happily now. Tybalt, as always is awesome. He and Francisco are my favorite characters in this anime. (Plus points in that they looked even hotter after everything was over, Tybalt in light clothes and Francisco in a ponytail made my heart melt~ eep!). And I'm so glad we got to see Cielo again as well. I was expecting him to make some kind of grand return earlier on to be honest. lol


That said I also have to express my exasperation with regarding Romeo and Juliet's deaths. Don't get me wrong, I still think the end and the manner of their deaths was done beautifully but I also can't let go of the WTF?!! thoughts I had as I watched it.

Romeo fought off Ophelia and died because he didn't want Juliet to sacrifice herself to save Neo Verona and died in the process... after which Juliet sacrifices herself anyway because she can't live without Romeo and also to save Neo Verona at the same time. So it made Romeo's efforts pointless which is kinda sad. Really the only reason why I'm somehow "fine" with what happened was because I'm convincing myself that Romeo killing Ophelia before Juliet sacrificed herself made a big difference to Juliet's future than having her sacrifice herself while forced by Ophelia, that maybe she'll be living not in eternal pain as Escalus' replacement now with Ophelia gone.

That's just my optimistic thinking though. All in all I still enjoyed this anime (despite the frustrating parts where I wanted to slap more than one character for being so pathetic at some point. lol) and I'm glad I watched it!
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Apr 20, 2017 10:25 AM
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What i didn't get is why does romeo even fought ophelia and died, in the end the exact thinig happend what ophelia wanted.
It would have been a better ending if both romeo and juliet turned into two new sacred trees.
May 10, 2017 1:44 PM

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I thought it was a really great ending!

I felt bad for Romeo, especially since you couldn't really tell how Ophelia had managed to stab him with her branch which ultimately led to his death.

It was beautiful what said to Juliet as his dying words about being glad to have known love thanks to her! Awww, bless! ;_________________; so touching! :3

It was so sad he died, then Juliet decided to save Neo Verona to be with him forever by becoming one with Escalus.

The wings of the Goddess which she used to bring Neo Verona literally back down the Earth, was a nice touch which I didn't expect, so the rest of the world really did still exist below them but the tree had taken them soaring up in to the skies for some reason, which I guess we'll never know.

It's sweet that they ended their lives together like that, it wasn't what I expected when I started the series but it was a beautiful ending to it.

I was happy for how all the other characters ended up as well. They seemed to have happy endings.

And Francisco had his pony tail band higher up at the end, he ended on a high note lol. He was so cute and Tybalt in the end with the kids :3

I also kinda wished they had made it a happy ending instead for a change, but I guess Romeo and Juliet always has to end the same, with both of their deaths, dying in each others arms as in this version as it is a tragic love story, it's always bound to me. No one wants to change the ending to a happier one.

Well, the show dipped at times for me, some episodes felt unnecessary to the overarching plot and were boring but it the last few episodes were great. I wish it had kept up that momentum the entire series, I think it maybe could have done with less episodes, I think maybe 18 or so would have been sufficient. I enjoyed most of it but not quite all of it, which is a shame as I loved how it started off and ended. It just waned a little at times in between.

Overall, maybe a 7 or 8.
Jul 17, 2017 2:57 PM

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I mean..
Jul 18, 2017 1:19 PM

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I always wondered why I kept seeing a random floating island when it appeared sometimes. How did the riders of dragonsteads not eventually realize there was much more to the world.

Feels very fairy tale-ish, much different from the play. It's more like having an entirely separate story and pasting the same names onto the characters. With that being said, I enjoyed this spinoff Fire Emblem story

edit: Also, have to say the English dub was great, compared it to the first few episodes of the sub and I have to say I preferred the dub for once.
Modified by LeMasta, Jul 18, 2017 1:27 PM
Aug 10, 2017 4:34 AM
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There's a little diference at the Manga's end. Romeo doesn't die before Julieta. They die together in a kiss, and this death is not really showed, which for me is less painful to see.

Does anybody knows a love story powerful like this with a happy ending?

ahahahah really cheese question, but in these days I'm in need.
Nov 10, 2017 3:03 PM

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While this show was srather dry at some parts there were also some highs and amongst them this episode. Great finale for a rather average show.

Didn't expect that Romeos and Juliets death would hit me like this,really bittersweet.
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Nov 17, 2017 4:20 AM
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Hahahahaha i really can not stop laughing.. how it ended..
they both died in the end.. i thought they would live T^T
Mar 25, 2018 6:46 PM

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the impact of this series is real. made me sad.. orz
Apr 3, 2018 2:38 AM
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Hello to people from 11 years ago! I just finished Romeo X Juliet today although I was trying to save it up for tomorrow because April 4th was when the first episode first aired so I at least wanted to end it on 4th as well but temptation is present so I couldn't stop myself. LMAO.. I'm staring into thin air right now. LOL
May 11, 2018 10:24 AM

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I thought they wouldn't die here but they still died.

Ophelia was crazy as always.
Sep 28, 2018 4:56 AM

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It isn't the worst thing I've seen but it isn't great either simply mediocre 5/10
Oct 26, 2018 2:53 PM
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The world ending plot was questionable, Tybalt and Mercutio situations compared to the play are backwards, the dialogue's period was inconsistent, "You Raise Me Up" was used so much that it lost its impact overtime, the series nearly abandoned all sense of dramatic irony, demonizing the Montagues while exalting the Capulets still feels wrong, and turning a straightforward love story into one about revolution completely oversteps the scope of the original work.

...But, at the end, I really loved Romeo x Juliet. As its own interpretation of the work, as well as by giving it its own spin, Romeo x Juliet exists as a unique version of the famous story, still managing to somehow secure that starcrossed lovers' ending while keeping things fairly optimistic. It went from a tragedy to something more bittersweet. I recall the words William mentioned somewhere in the middle of the series, where he challenged Juliet to usurp the tragedy she was written into. The writers of the series characterized Billy Shakes as a flamboyant buffoon, but one who takes his stories seriously. As such, in a twisty meta way, they had William, who would have written Romeo and Juliet in his own way, offer a challenge to his own characters to break free of the tragedy set forth by fate, or in other words, William's own narrative. I'm not sure if Romeo x Juliet is sacrilege before the original play, but I'm happy that both exist. The original exists in its infamy, and this version exists as a fantastical retelling. Either can be enjoyed on their own, and I certainly enjoyed both.

In many ways, I abhor this anime, but it made me love it nonetheless. Damn it all.
Dec 15, 2018 1:11 PM

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Awweeee, I'm very satisfied with this ending <3 This anime is cheesy af LOL

Some things could've been done better, but I'm glad they died together or it wouldn't have been as well received

7/10. Rest well, my babies <333333333
Jan 28, 5:46 PM

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Wow this had one of the nicest endings Ive seen in quite awhile.
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