Bokura ga Ita Episode 19

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Yamamoto is definitely quite hot without her specs. I wonder who she is trying to tempt. Yano?

This really feels like the peace before the storm. I do not know why but the fact that some things occur meant that the relationship of Yano and Nana, be it strong currently, will have a last test of courage. In my opinion, the fact that they got back together now does not seem promising for a future at the very least.

I will wait with bated breath on the possible last arc of this show.

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Episode summary

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In school, everyone knew that Yano and Nana are back together, with Mizu asking her whether it was in impulse. However, they gave her their blessings and told her to take care. Yano then arranged a meeting with Nana to come to her house for studying.

As Yano went over and took the bus, he met Takeuchi and it was an awkward situation. Takeuchi told him not to be so nice to Yano, but Yano said it was him who dropped out half way after the chase. A person like him who started the competition but gave up halfway did not deserve any sympathy from him.

Yano also happily backstabbed Takeuchi when they got down, telling Nana that Takeuchi was going for a dating session. They then studied, with Yano being totally kind. Nana was uncomfortable with it, saying that he was way too serious. He said he was worried that Nana might leave him if he tried to do something silly. Eventually, he went back to normal after being assured by Nana. Back at school, Yano and Takeuchi went on a jumping competition on the horse vault as some petty competition, causing Takeuchi to have a sore back after that.

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As Takeuchi reached home in sorrow after an uneventful dating meet, his brother (sister?) came over to talk to him and hit the spot when she realized that it was Yano disturbing his mind. She then told him that there is no such thing as fair in love and there are no such clear cases like winners and losers. She even added that if you really want something, you have to fight for it rather than lamenting. Nana also told Yano during lunch at school that she would never leave him and she would always be there to support him.

A few days later, they seemed to be in the class representative to take care of things in class while the others went out to play. Nana then asked him how the dating meeting went, causing him to drop all the papers. It seemed that things were pretty awkward between the two of them but Nana thanked him for taking care of them. He then smiled weakly and said that things were better for how they were now. He was sure that backing out would be the right decision. Or would it?

He then saw a lovey dovey scene of Nana adjusting the scarf of Yano as they left the school. The next day, Yamamoto came with contacts, seemingly on a big change of image.

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Thoughts

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Ok, hands up for anyone who thinks that Yamamato is up to no good. I swear and solemnly think that she is up to no good. The first scene where we realized that Yano and Nana are officially back offers a back shot of Yamamoto listening in to the conversation between Nana and her friends. I do not think that it is a coincidence that she appears to be listening. Then we see the ending sequence of Yamamoto changing her image.

Coincidence again? I do not think so.

There must be something behind her motives, since she is always clear to have an interest in Yano, especially when Nana and Yano broke up. I do not know, but I just got the feeling that Yamamoto is up to no good. That will only mean a final arc of drama-rific melacholic relationship. I have no complains, if that means that there is a minor chance that Takeuchi will be together with Nana in the end. Yes, I know that he is not going to ever make a move, but you cannot blame the idealist in me, no?

That said, I really hate Takeuchi’s wimpy attitude when it came to love. Takeuchi first says all that “timing is key” and then backs out of the race in order to be a nice person since he had already lost. Honestly, there is no winner or loser in love. You got to keep fighting and at least get rejected in order to know whether the other party likes you or not. If you want something, you jolly well try to get it instead of being a total idiot in it. That is something I really hate about Takeuchi: indecision.

This episode seems to be a nice introduction of problems that will soon arise with the next episode, since I feel somehow that this is the calm before the storm. Seriously, it is just that shoujo tendency in me acting in me and I am so sure that it will happen.

They definitely won’t end with a happy ever after end. Next episode seems to be Takeuchi getting a girlfriend but not liking her whatsoever. Wondering how it will be.

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6 Comments

  1. kieu
    Posted November 19, 2006 at 4:49 pm | Permalink

    i’m stuck in the middle i wish she could be with both

  2. Posted November 19, 2006 at 8:16 pm | Permalink

    in the middle? Hmm, that sounds really strange because it feels more like a bi-polar choice. Either one or the another. Oh well, i will personally like Takeuchi but somehow, it does not feel…right too.

  3. kieu
    Posted November 20, 2006 at 1:03 pm | Permalink

    thats kinda what i mean i want her to be with yano because it doesnt seem right if she isnt but i want her to be with takeuchi too because hes just such a nice guy

  4. Posted July 27, 2007 at 7:04 pm | Permalink

    I seriously love this anime. :) despite the twist O_o haha.. but I havent watched the ending yet. Lolz. :P

  5. Posted July 27, 2007 at 8:07 pm | Permalink

    @Frutee: It’s definitely one of the most entertaining series in terms of the shoujo genre. I cannot wait to see more of it :)

  6. djen
    Posted March 31, 2011 at 6:51 pm | Permalink

    i love this anime and yano is kawayi

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