This is how it ends.
Slag. Damn you Hiromi (fires AK-47 angrily into the air)! Okay now that my fury at Noe crying semi-sad tears has largely passed I think I can write a bit more about what happened. Hiromi and Shin are a couple, hooray. I can at least console myself with the fact that Hiromi has moved on a bit form her old ways, at least she knows that she was being a nasty woman, but at least she started to change. When Hiromi started confessing her faults I already saw the fist signs of Hiromi ascendant. When Shin’s face lit up when Hiromi said she loved him Noe getting a broken heart was a foregone conclusion. I guess the childhood friend thing really ran that deep. I’ll keep this short since I don’t have the words to describe the anguish I felt when Noe walked off on her own.
I don’t hate you, I just don’t like you…
I just hope that now that Hiromi has everything (plus Shin) she ever wanted that she will be all the better for it. Not sure how doing a split is important, but okay. In all honesty I wasn’t even teary eyed by the time the final confession took place. Noe took all of them. Just nuts… Even if it was a less than perfect love with the selfishness so long as they are happy I can refrain from burning them in effigy. Yeah love isn’t fair sometimes. Well cheers to Hiromi and those who never once wavered in their conviction to support her. Still it was good to see how Jun demonstrated his superiority in tearing apart her less than genuine words regarding Noe’s condition. Jun is still the master of the weirding way. I am also glad that Hiromi was able to reconcile a bit more with Kanae and if the parallel holds then Hiromi is in the same position Kanae was all those years ago when Mrs. Yuasa was able to make her husband’s heart waver. Still they are family now and Hiromi is now going to be stuck with them both as step parents and as in laws. I wonder how that wedding will play out…
Yep, same here.
Well Noe got rejected by Shin-chan, and it did make me very sad when Shin declared his love for Hiromi. At least Shin recognized the fact that he loved Noe too, but in the end loved Hiromi more. I did not expect the guy to cry, but it was a mark of how if Hiromi had not even been a factor he would have fallen through the earth for Noe rather than just fall hard. When Shin-chan broke he went down on both knees. Well I guess he wasn’t just leading Noe on then and Noe was the light that allowed him and eventually Hiromi to shine. I am glad that Noe was able to rebuild a life of her own on her own power. Perhaps some day when she is ready to love again she will find a nice guy who will help her out of a tree. Who ever that guy happens to be he will be a very lucky guy.
No they wanted to see…
I have to give credit to Noe for not just breaking down into tears from the outset and tried to find her own strength. I accept the time skip as measure to show how Noe was able to get on with her after Shin and Jun left. It was fitting that spring was the time when Noe cried again because it was the culmination of her efforts to renew her broken heart and look confidently towards her future. Life goes on and time will heal all wounds though not always fully. In hindsight may her tears were of joy, joy that her meeting with Shin-chan eventually netted her handsome dividends or they were of sadness at her first failed love, perhaps a little bit of both.
Step-by-step, day by day, let’s start over…
I really wanted to hate this guy right now, but I couldn’t kick a guy if he was this down and out.
As for the good man Jun he has taken his love for Noe to a place far enough and maybe one day Tomoyo will waltz into his life. After all one as simple as Tomoyo would be unaffected by Jun’s powers, still Tomoyo is missing her shots. One day she will make one but until then Jun’s love for Noe runs deep. I still wish they had expanded on Jun a bit more but as it stands I can write him off as a man of few words. I still wish they would have given us the juicy details of Kanae’s hatred of Mrs. Yuasa, but I suppose that we are just going to have to believe the Mrs. Yuasa was more like Noe than Hiromi.
Nobuse and Aiko are doing well and Aiko seems much more radiant now that she is no longer dreading Nobuse’s company. I trust that by the time they marry that Aiko’s heart will no longer waver in the face of Shin, and Nobuse can call upon Shin to be his best man without fear. I still liked how even Nobuse was shocked that Shin and Hiromi were back together. Clearly Nobuse also favors Noe as a good girl.
Aiko is in love again.
With you Nobuse…(put down the knife)
It was a fun ride and it felt good to get some closure even if Noe’s fate was bittersweet. I still think Noe was the catalyst for the major developments. I liked her the moment she jumped out of her tree and into Shin’s life. It was because of Noe’s inspiration that Shin became a man for Hiromi, and it was because of Noe that both Hiromi and Aiko were compelled to confess. Aiko went bust quickly, while Hiromi was forced to end her sitzkrieg strategy and get out of her jealous rut even if by a little. Noe brought two couples together. Nobuse sought her help in letting Aiko go, and Shin needed Noe to be his guide and help him realize what he really wanted and to do what he had to do. I still think Noe deserved better, but now she can stand on her own. I hope she becomes a great woman who will make Shin regret ever letting her go.
The friendship between women is a glorious thing,
besides megane girl is hawt even at this distance. Usagijen will always be Noe’s friend till the end they just haven’t met yet.
I would love to wake up to this.
Ah well, no hard feelings and it was great to see that True Tears did turn out great even if some of us wrote it off when it was first announced. PA Works deserves to be commended for the great job they did, they dangled the possibility of a Noe end so brilliantly that many of us who dared to hope bought it lock, stock, and barrel. The music was as always excellent and the still frames were pretty and colored. I look forward to more from PA Works and hopefully the spark, the charm, and the story will all be there in their next production.
Back where it all began…
So here will it end.
Noe is at least happy, and though she is on her own now I think she will be fine. Thanks for supporting Noe, Aiko, and Hiromi. Thanks for watching. Noe is Moe. Sieg Noe.
Tears of the Three Views is in good hands…
Yeah I know, we’re doomed.
Andohbytheway Hiromi when Noe’s daughter gets adopted by Shin-chan, do not act like Kanae. Remember you owe Noe big time for turning Shin into a man.
What ever you do, do not ever take off your mellow glasses. They are the only thing keeping Jealous Hiromi from sticking out her ugly head. Megane Hiromi is fine too, seriously.