As someone who has completed a large number of anime, the fact that I seem set in a rotation of blog posts between Giant Killing and Legend of the Galactic Heroes seems rather odd. So to start off this new, and likely short-lived feature at Lower Mid-Table I’ve harnessed the power of random comments made on Twitter to brainstorm this idea. The first will be a ranking of the girls of True Tears by personal preference, and with some comments at the end.
- MAL Favorites: 25
- Pixiv Search Results: 24
Why don’t I start and controversially say I liked the least popular of the 3 the most? She is pretty clear in saying she wants to get as close as possible to Shinichiro, and though it is not as close as she wants, she is willing to settle for someone like Miyokichi. Pragmatism over idealism in the end for Aiko. She has all the disadvantages in having to work and going to a different school, but she at least gets something out of it. On the other hand, I can see how people might disagree with this line of argument and how Miyokichi is basically being used.
- MAL Favorites: 83
- Pixiv Search Results: 111
The ultimate winner in the end, who definitely benefited from her proximity to Shinichiro. Hiromi is a talented basketball player, which was a definite plus for me. On the minus side was trying to hide her feelings as she believed that Shinichiro was her brother. Actually, that seemed kind of an absurd storyline at the time. She ends up second in this little ranking mainly on personal preference of character types.
- MAL Favorites: 340
- Pixiv Search Results: 142
Noe seems to have the larger share of support from most of the people who watched the series. More than just the strange tree-climbing girl from the beginning of the series, she is probably the only one who is completely honest and says what she feels. Unfortunately, it never really worked for me as I generally found her somewhat annoying. That’s not to say she’s a bad character, but she didn’t seem realistic.
Final Thoughts: So really it comes down to my finding Aiko’s flaws more interesting than Hiromi’s non-committal attitude and Noe’s eccentric behavior. However, I can see how people could rank these characters differently. Though, I do wonder if there would be a different attitude if Shinichiro did stay with Noe.
And just for the hell of it:
- MAL Favorites: 6
- Pixiv Search Results: 0 (zero)
There is always the bromance ending isn’t there?