I love and enjoy this anime A LOT, I really do. But after 20 weeks of this show, I have recently been getting more and more frustrated after each episode. It’s not because it’s getting bad but because it has gotten way past the level it originally started in. Believe me when I say this but I personally think there IS no good ending for this show as of how things are being shown. Now, I haven’t read the novels yet (I would love to and probably will in the near/distant future) but I have heard that there will be a conclusion to the story and of course to who Sorata will choose.
Out of the 2 heroines you can possibly choose from, (well technically you can choose 2-3 more but I say 2 since they’re technically protagonist’s 2 only choices…) I like Aoyama better than Mashiro for many reasons. The main reason would be because I HATE characters that are natural air heads and make the protagonist feel bad/help them constantly. In Mashiro’s case, every time she can’t put her own clothes on or do anything for herself and forces Sorata to help her it just aggravates me to watch. On top of that, I tend to like tsunderes more than anything so yeah… 🙂
To begin, the start of this anime definitely gave me the wrong impression of how this was going to end up. I thought this was going to be another one of those generic romance series where the protagonist lives with all these girls and the show is just all jokes and giggles but that’s not how it ended up at all. Towards the beginning, the show was mainly focused on their daily lives and portrayed a huge comedy side of the series. As the series progressed things got more serious including the relationship between Sorata and the 2 heroines. From what I thought was going to be a comedy slice of life romance show, turned into a serious romance show with a tint of comedy in some parts. I’m not saying this is a bad thing but it was just totally unexpected from me especially when I had no prior knowledge about Sakurasou.
As the story progressed more and more, I started to realize that something serious was going to happen, the story moved really fast from the point where he just moved in Sakurasou to where he is already working towards his career as a game maker.
It’s really hard to guess who the protagonist is going to end up with as well. 20 weeks into this show I still can’t determine who’s going to win/get chosen. One thing for sure is, I’m definitely taking Aoyama’s side since she shows more character and is actually TRYING her best to convey her feelings for him meanwhile Mashiro is just being her clueless self and trying to act cute to pull her prey towards her. With the anime 4 episodes away from being over, I don’t think there will be a conclusion to the relationship part, it’s just really hard to see anything happening and considering the fact that there are 8 volumes for the novel and the winner is just about to be deicded, it’s hard to see the anime pulling off an ending where Sorata will choose someone. Season 2 is definitely needed to conclude anything especially the story itself.
The story itself is focused a lot on each of the characters careers and how they want to pursue them. How they deal with their relationships, and how they deal with change in their lives such as moving away and leaving somebody. It’s just so aggravating to see the events that occurs in episodes 16-20. Everything is just a huge mess it’s a literal train wreck. The fact that Aoyama failed and has to move back with her parents just threw me off completely. Also hate to see how shes trying so hard to put on a happy side, like just fucking cry already.. ._.
Anyways, to conclude this rant, the main character is a gigantic pussy. He always thinks that he should be the hero and help everyone while not giving a crap about himself and he’s also indecisive as fuck. He can’t get anything done correctly and always does stupid stuff.
TLDR; Sakurasou is srsbussiness and Kanda Sorata is a major pussy.