I recently caught up after being 3 weeks behind and I have to say, this show is fucking amazing. After the plot twist that occurred, the show’s recent episodes have been great. I have a lot to say about the show so this’ll be a semi-long rant. Before I begin I obviously will have to address some stuff. First off, there WILL be spoilers. I will be talking about the show from a stand point of the latest episode that I’ve watched as of February 3rd, 2014, which is Episode 17. I have only watched the anime and I’m not even sure if there is any other material for this show besides the manga (which is behind). Anything I predict or speculate is of course not 100% going to happen. It’s what I want to happen and what I speculate will happen, I’ve been right in the past about some stuff and way off about others (you can read about those in my past rants of shows like Danranronpa and VVV S1).
Best girl candidate
It’s probably pretty obvious if you’ve read some of my tweets for this show but yes, my best girl candidate for this show is Chisaki. In all honestly she’s perfect waifu material but because I don’t want to betray Kuroyukihime and keep my loyalty for her, I’ll keep my hands off her… for now (he he he). The reason why I like Chisaki so much out of all the other female characters is because she’s the most likable one for me. Although she’s not as Tsundere and I’d like her to be, her attitude and the way she gets shy about things is cute as fuck. Unlike Manaka, she doesn’t have the annoying tone and attitude and unlike Miuna, she doesn’t have a childish mind and is mature about things. It’s funny because Chisaki’s Seiyu has voiced characters I’ve hated but this one is completely different from others.
Why I love this show
Aside from the cute characters, pretty scenery, and unique setting, this show’s story and “drama” so to speak, is very intriguing. There’s definitely a bit of NTR present in the show and even though I usually hate shows that have NTR, the amount that’s presented in the show balances out with the other elements. The character development is a big thing for me. The whole time skip of 5 years really surprised me, in a good way. I love how each “main” character of the show has it’s own “path” so to speak, and their desires are clearly shown through their actions yet, it’s really hard to predict what will happen next. This show definitely isn’t perfect as in, it’s not going to please everyone but it definitely pleases me.
Story predictions – Chisaki x ShotaHikari route (1)
So this is one of the 3 ways I predict/want this show’s direction to go in. When Hikari, Kaname, and Miuna travel down to Shioshishio, they don’t find Manaka but they do find everyone else from the village. No one has aged and then comes the news, Manaka is dead. Now, before you think this is just me talking out my ass, I have a good reason to predict this. The boatdrift ceremony that’s held is supposed to have a “sacrifice”. Akari was supposed to be the sacrifice but because Manaka fell down, the sea god took her as the sacrifice instead. After going back up to the surface to deliver the news, Chisaki found Hikari super depressed. Chisaki comforts Hikari and they get together. Kaname ends up with Sayu and Tsumugu either ends up with Miuna or gets someone else/no one. In the case where Tsumugu doesn’t get Miuna, Miuna goes with the boy who has a crush on her. END.
This ending is bit more unrealistic than the others and it’s more leaned towards my ideal ending.
Story predictions – Chisaki x ShotaHikari route (2)
In this ending, Manaka is found in Shioshishio and surprisingly, aged. She aged the 5 years she wasn’t supposed to age, reason? Because she was chosen as the “sacrifice” for the boatdrift ceremony, she was different from everyone else and had special treatment during the hibernation. After going back up to the surface, she’s greeted by Tsumugu who is stunned by Manaka’s appearance. Manaka still has feelings for Tsumugu but Tsumugu has feelings for Chisaki. Chisaki has feelings for Hikari and Kaname has feelings for Chisaki. Hikari gives up on Manaka because of her change and decides it’s better for her to go for Tsumugu, who’s aged as much as her. Tsumugu asks Chisaki out but is rejected and turns to Manaka, they end up with each other. Kaname asks Chisaki out but is also rejected, he gets depressed and is cheered up by Sayu who ends up with him. Chisaki confronts Hikari that she still has feelings for him despite being 5 years older, they end up with each other. Miuna ends up with the boy who has a crush on her. END.
This is the ending I feel is most likely to happen. Maybe not exactly the way I described it but I feel Manaka being the only person to age 5 years is very likely. I doubt they’ll reveal Manaka without a “surprise” of some sort.
Story predictions – Chisaki x ShotaHikari route (3)
Very similar to route 2 except Manaka doesn’t age. Manaka goes back to the surface to find that everything has changed. Her feelings for Tsumugu hasn’t changed and it grows because of Tsumugu’s change in age. Hikari asks Manaka out but gets rejected. Tsumugu asks Chisaki out but gets rejected. Hikari gets comforted by Chisaki, they get together. Tsumugu gets comforted by Manaka, they get together. Kaname ends up with Sayu and Miuna ends up with the boy who has a crush on her.
This route is more likely to happen than 1 but probably less likely than 2.
Story predictions – Manaka x Hikari/Boring dead end route (3)
So this route is split into 2 but is very similar so I’ll put it in the same paragraph. Manaka is no where to be found, sacrificed to the sea god, dead. Everyone lives with that fact and the anime ends with no pairings. Alternatively, Manaka is found alive and goes back to the surface. Manaka ends up with Hikari, Chisaki ends up with Tsumugu, Kaname ends up with Sayu, and Miuna ends up with the boy who had a crush on her.
This ending is the most likely to happen out of all the other ends. Though if the show ended like this I would be extremely displeased. I wouldn’t call the show shit because of it but— okay just kidding, if it ends like that then it’s shit.