i love everything in kimi ni todoke

Top 10 Shoujo Anime Recs ❤

1. Ouran High School Host Club - My favourite anime for a variety of reasons, all these amazing characters,amazing show, and i heard season 2 is coming out soon….(the manga is great)

2. Kamisama Hajimemashita - Imagine you’re walking down the street and declared a land god with a hot fox familiar, well,,,,

3. Kaichou wa Maid-sama! - A cute protective alien meets cute boy hating maid 

4. Fruits Basket - An older anime but still who wouldn’t want a zodiac boy (manga 10/10)

5. Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun - Is it a crush or are you a fan of my mangas? Research?!!

6. Kimi ni Todoke - The girl from the ring is the most pure sweetest babe ever and kazehaya is everyone’s dream boy (Its a misunderstanding lmao)

7. Yamato Nadeshiko - This girl has a dark side,,, and blood loss

8. Ao Haru Ride - Inner monologue: Look how much i can eat, why am i always running into you? (Please read the manga too)

9. Ookami Shoujo to Kuro Ouji - You are now my dog now thank me

10. Inu x Boku SS - You want me to do literally everything you say? thats fine (HIS EYES!!!) 

11. Lovely Complex - Did I say 10? I meant 11. She’s tall, he’s short; can i make it anymore obvious

lov-lymj  asked:

what were your thoughts on 117 do you think our ship sank permanently? I mean I expected Pin to reject her and not giving her any "wait till you graduated" hopes, but still a part of me just died. Pin is really one hell of a good complex character, a insight chapter would do wonders haha.

Thank you so much @lov-lymj for reaching out to me about my thoughts! I agree that a chapter from Pin’s perspective would be the best thing ever (actually can we get a whole spin-off series of Kimi ni Todoke from his point of view? Please Shiina?). 

I’d been meaning to write out my thoughts on Chapter 117 for a while, but then I thought the moment had passed, so thank you for giving me a reason to get everything out. Unfortunately, you asked someone who LOVES to talk, so your answer is about 4 pages worth of word vomit and feelings.

Still, I hope you and any other ayapinners who are worried about our ship sinking will find some encouragement in my analysis. Obviously these are just my opinions and interpretations, and you are totally free to disagree.

Let me start off by saying I also felt like a little part of me died when I first read the chapter summary for 117, and based on what I was seeing in the Japanese forum I follow, a lot of people felt let down or disappointed with the outcome. Like you, I wasn’t expecting him to “accept” her feelings in this chapter. I thought he would probably reject her, but that we would be given at least a hug or some sort of real indication that they’d get together in the future. When I was reading the Japanese summaries and poring over people’s comments, there seemed to be very little hope.

But then I saw the chapter.

Our ship, far from sinking, has new wind in its sails.

The big event in Chapter 117 is Ayane’s confession, and Pin verbally, formally, rejects her. He says to her roughly what he said to Kurumi at the beginning of the manga, that she’s too young (paraphrasing), and deflects her attempts to draw out his true feelings. Ayane thinks to herself that she’s been utterly defeated, and resolves to make the best of things and move forward; while her eating the cough drop and resolution to become an adult that Pin will be proud of are preferable to seeing her broken and devastated, they do seem to give an impression that things are finished for ayapin.

If we only look at this course of events, it is easy to believe that we have witnessed the bittersweet end of a doomed pairing that, nevertheless, had lovely development.

But there’s a lot more to the chapter than Ayane’s confession. I would even go so far as to say this chapter invites us into Pin’s perspective for the first time, and that if we look closely at that, there’s so much going on under the surface of his rejection.

When Pin thinks she failed, he bends over backwards to comfort her however he can; he makes them coffee, he very gently places her mug in front of her (before carelessly slamming his own on the table), he prioritizes her feelings over his own health, he compliments her efforts and encourages her (using a variety of tactics), and he is visibly distressed when she starts crying (he even moves closer to her while she’s inconsolable).

Then when she tells him she passed the exam, he gets so riled up that he nearly tells her he was waiting for her all day. His reaction as he cuts himself off is very interesting – for some reason, he doesn’t want her to know that he was waiting for her. He almost gets carried away with his feelings, but pulls back at the last second; he then denies it with an immature expression. When he finally admits that he was waiting for her, he doesn’t just say, “Yes I waited a while” or “Yeah I waited a little, I guess” – he fervently declares that he was waiting for her the entire day. This poignant moment is filled with tension, and from the shading and his expression, it seems to be one in which he is releasing very pent-up feelings (kind of a confession in its own right).

The next moment is equally revealing. When she cries again, there are sparkles around her (in fact, there are sparkles around her almost every time she cries in this chapter) – and we seem to be seeing her from Pin’s perspective. He smiles at her affectionately (which she doesn’t see), but his face is partially obscured; the panel has an air of mystery, and is reminiscent of certain panels of his in other chapters (87, 93, 97, 112). I get the sense that something is hidden from us in moments like these. During the toast, her tearful smile really surprises him, and in the next panel he is at a loss for words; I don’t think it’s making too big a leap here to say that, if he hasn’t already (he totally has), this is the moment when he thinks, “She’s cute.” He frantically leaves the room to dry his hair, despite the fact that they were in the middle of celebrating…

(Aaah, nothing like a lot of hot air blowing in your face to deflate the sexual tension!)

When he comes back and notices the box, Ayane asks him if he knows what day it is. Pin, the guy who is always very conscious of Valentine’s Day / romantic holidays (and how popular he is), says, “It’s the day your results come out.” He has been so focused on Ayane Ayane’s exam result that he has entirely forgotten Valentine’s Day! That’s huge!

And during her confession…

He gives her an out. But she refuses to take it. Even knowing that she won’t be accepted, she is completely honest about her feelings.

His expression when she looks him in the eye and tells him she loves him is probably my favorite in the chapter, and maybe even the whole series. I honestly don’t know how Shiina got the lines so soft…He is completely blown away by her. Pin knows Ayane better than any other person in this series; he realized her feelings at Christmas, but he probably never expected her to admit them. He thinks very highly of her, but I think he believed she would always keep her feelings to herself, because that’s what she’s done with her emotions throughout the story. He isn’t allowed to return her feelings while he’s her teacher, so he tries to spare her any added embarrassment by discreetly letting her know that he already knows. So to see this girl he thought he knew so well bravely and defiantly confess to him, to witness her fighting for him despite her fear – there’s such a beautiful sense of wonder and surprise on his face.

And his answer is far from straightforward, despite his line about her being “10 years early” and “out of range”; even though he verbally rejects her, he eats every last chocolate in the box. Not just one out of pity, or two to appease her. The man who makes a point of complaining about how much he dislikes sweet things eats them all, and even says they taste good.

I believe that in eating all of the chocolate, he is actually accepting her feelings. He can’t return them at this moment (concern for her future, age gap, professionalism, all of the above, whatever it may be), but he can accept them in his heart. After eating the chocolate, there is a heavily shaded partial close-up of Pin’s face, and he doesn’t speak to her immediately. He seems to be considering something… If he didn’t have any feelings for her, I don’t think he would need such a long time to formulate a rejection. I don’t think he would keep her waiting in suspense that long for no reason. And he stares at her so intently. In these panels, I see an inner struggle – he wants to formally accept, but more than his own happiness, he wants her to be free to pursue her dreams without a guy (who will probably always live in Kitahoro) holding her back.

So he gives her a genuine smile and tries to reject her with as much levity as possible.

And if we were still in doubt that he’s holding something back, Shiina goes out of her way to give us another telling moment.

When Ayane asks Pin if he ever thought she was cute, he is initially surprised. Looking at her eager, hopeful expression, he seems somewhat wistful, and his face has that meaningful shadow. We know that he thought she was cute in this chapter (before he left to dry his hair), and there have been moments in other chapters when he might have; but he playfully taps her head and denies it with a smile. So what we can infer is, if he’s holding that back, what else is he hiding from her?

The praise he gives her as she’s leaving is also, to me, a sort of confession. We learn that he hasn’t forgotten about the time she gave him chocolate in Chapter 45 – the moment that has been of recurring importance to Ayane throughout the series has not only been remembered by Pin, but treasured. He tells her he was happy when she did that, and showers her with praise for her kindness and personal growth. To me, it sounds as if he’s telling her all the reasons he loves her without being able to use those words.

And that’s what I think this chapter confirms. Pin does love her, and has for a long time, whether he fully realizes it or not. And I think Shiina is telling us not to give up hope, even if the timing is not right at this particular moment.

Looking at the chapter from a narrative point of view, it makes no sense to show us so many reactions from Pin if this really is the end of the line. We see him worry and get flustered over her – what would be the point if this was it? In fact, if her only intention was to give Ayane a bittersweet first love, I don’t think she would have so carefully and gradually built up all of their moments together. Why show us any reactions from Pin at all? He’s technically a supporting character, their chapters are always in Ayane’s perspective – if she was planning for an ending where they can’t ever be together, why have so many scenes that illustrate their mutual closeness? She could have just had Ayane pining for him and shown us a kind but disinterested Pin. Their interactions do not resemble those of Chizu and Tohru early on in the series, where there is a large degree of distance on one side and a childhood crush on the other. Pin clearly cares for Ayane deeply, and time and time again we see his very personal investment in her aspirations and feelings.

As far as what will happen between them going forward, I’m really not sure.

I’ve strongly believed for a while that we will get a pretty heart-pounding interaction between them after graduation, and I’m still hoping for one (why not? lol). Again, thinking about things narratively, and keeping in mind that Shiina loves her ayapin foreshadowing: why have Ayane’s results come out on Valentine’s Day? Why have Ayane confess on Valentine’s Day? She’s given Pin chocolate on the last two, so it rounds things in her arc out nicely. But I think it’s more than that. If her confession happened any other day, there wouldn’t be a follow-up…but what if White Day happens to fall after the graduation ceremony? Pin is, at the very least, “obligated” to give her something in return for the Valentine’s chocolate he accepted…and if it’s after graduation…well, maybe they won’t date, but I’m hoping we get some sort of encouraging interaction since he’ll no longer be her teacher (maybe he’ll give her his number and tell her to keep in touch, or finally admit that he does think she’s cute). I really do believe we’re in for a surprise after graduation, and that some of the depressing “finality” in this chapter is to mislead us so that we’re really surprised later. I think Shiina is building us up for a sweet, unexpected pay-off down the road…

I also think the graduation photo album could have an impact on Pin at the ceremony – in Chapter 115 Chigusa mentions that she’s taking pictures for the album, and Shiina might be foreshadowing a slideshow or something. That picture of them having a great time together really affected Ayane, so maybe it could make Pin realize something too…

And if that doesn’t happen, I’m 95 percent sure we’ll see them either dating, married, or running into each other and connecting in a 10-years-later epilogue (even Pin’s rejection hints at this). I would love to see one of the first two options especially (because after waiting this long it would be great to see them finally together as a couple), but I could also see Shiina doing the classic “What?! It’s you, Yano?!” mix-up (slow-burn til the end, haha).

Having said all of that, I could be wrong. There’s a new chapter coming out this week that may render all of this analysis completely irrelevant, or we may find out in a few months that this chapter was indeed the end for them. But until Shiina is done with this wonderful series, I think we should keep our heads up, because anything could happen.

I personally believe she won’t disappoint us. Ayane and Pin are always featured with the other two couples on magazine and chapter covers (115 spotlighted the 3 couples a ton even in the chapter itself), and after 12 years of slowly and carefully building their relationship, I can’t imagine Shiina just throwing ayapin away at the end; if this were a one-shot manga or a story that had only 50 chapters, I would be a little more concerned. Plus, Ayane has been through so much and endured and grown – I think Shiina will give her a happy ending, ultimately, because she really, really deserves one. If the other two couples are still together in the final chapter, I think Ayane and Pin definitely have a future together.

This was a very long way of saying to you and all ayapin shippers, “Please don’t be discouraged or give up hope!” I’m also anxious to see what will happen, but given the way their relationship was portrayed in this chapter, I’m inclined to believe that this is only the beginning for them. :) 

anonymous asked:

Hooray for Ladynoir! ^^ Maybe something where Ladybug hurts her ankle on patrol and Chat carries her to safety? And maybe Adrien sees Marinette with the same injury at school and FINALLY starts to clue in? :p

THIS GOT AWAY FROM ME I’M SO NOT SORRY!!!!

i might make a part two if this gets a good response :)))

tagging @singinglikeapenguin because i love her <3


I never knew that it could happen (‘till it happened to me)

In front of you, cherished more than anyone 
is someone who cherishes you so that you won't get hurt, that's right, it's me 
Even if your words somehow become "goodbye" instead 
Everything will be as it is

-Kimi ni Todoke, Tanizawa Tomofumi


Adrien Agreste has never felt the sting of his bad luck curse so badly.

Sure, he can never get hot water when he really wants a hot shower, and most of his electronic (or electric) devices usually fail him when he needs them to complete even the simplest of tasks like, you know, toast. But it’s only the small things, and he takes it in stride with the serene resignation that other people usually mistake for the aloofness of a cool guy. If only they knew, Plagg says sometimes between bites of smelly cheese, that you’re the biggest, most socially awkward dork in all Paris.

But anyway, there’s a line between lowkey bad luck and accidentally finding out Ladybug’s identity without her consent. He’s thrilled despite himself, but also deeply worried about her reaction.

See, it happens kind of like this.


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anonymous asked:

+ Kimi no nawa - THE SOUNDTRACK OMFG. EVERYONE, LISTEN TO RADWIMPS I love all these shows and this is just word vomit I am so sorry. This is probably an eyesore with my wrong grammar and punctuations but I just went at it. I love talking about my favorite things. (I also love ao haru ride and kimi ni todoke!!!! Ao haru ride made me cry so much)

I can never listen to Radwimps without crying tbh. That movie ruined my viewpoint on love and it just made me rethink everything about life and taking advantage of the little things in life that we take for granted. ALSO MARKERS. FUCKING MARKERS. I HATE MARKERS.

I also recommend Koe no Katachi if you haven’t seen it yet!!! Yet another film that ruined my life yet made it better. Bring tissues and a pillow to punch!

anonymous asked:

Can you recommend some shoujo manga?

Lists like this are always really difficult for me, because I’m not sure which aspects of shoujo you’re looking for–are you looking for something like Sailor Moon, the magical girl part of shoujo?  Or looking for cute relationships/romance part of shoujo?  Or just really pretty art or a strong focus on female characters part of shoujo?

So, hopefully keep in mind that this is a) an entirely subjective list of shoujo manga I like and b) that I’m probably hedging my bets a little as to what aspect of shoujo you’ll like.

- Koukou Debut / High School Debut - One of my favorite shoujo manga ever, where the main girl is bold and brash and her soul is basically on fire 24/7, so she’s really passionate and loud and completely, utterly wonderful for it!  The basic premise is that she was a total tomboy in middle school, so she wants to be more traditionally girly when she gets to high school, enlists a cool boy’s help, and of course they fall in love because nobody could NOT fall in love with her.  It sounds like it could be terrible, but it’s actually GREAT, because it’s not really about changing her, but about Haruna being Haruna and that’s why she’s wonderful.  FAVE FAVE FAVE.  I am forever bitter that this never got an anime.  ;__;

- Kimi ni Todoke - I love everything about this series, how adorable the main character is, how she’s weird and shy and socially awkward and the popular boy in class sees past that and totally likes her and they’re adorable nerds over each other and are the sweetest, cutest couple ever when they get together! But also this manga is only half about their relationship, it’s also about Sawako’s friendships with her two best friends and THEY ARE ALL AMAZING TOGETHER, I love them all.  ;__;♥  It’s also got a lot of great humor and I love the art once the manga really gets going.

- Fruits Basket - Another manga that’s only partly about a ship, but also about the main character and the relationships she has with a multitude of people, different relationships having different tones.  There’s a strong storyline about abusive families here, how nobody fucking wins when everyone is getting hurt, so that might not be for everyone to read about, but I love this manga a lot. It inspires a lot of intense shipping (as any reverse harem manga is likely to) but I loved it for Tohru’s determination to be sweet and kind and gentle always, that her heart is big enough for everyone and that there are people who can keep that kindness in their hearts even when they’ve been through a lot of shit.

- Kare Kano / Kareshi Kanojo no Jijou - Another manga that gets into some pretty angsty stuff (including a nearly over the top abusive past for the male lead), but I loved the characters and the pairings so very much that I was entirely charmed by this series.  I love Yukino, I love her ambition and determination, I love that she’s so entirely irritated by the male lead at first, but that they actually work their shit out with talking to each other and stuff!  It has a lot of humor, but mostly it’s one of those “JFC WHY ARE YOU DOING THIS TO MY FEELINGS” kind of manga.  *__*

- Skip Beat! - I love this one entirely because I love the main character so much, that she’s treated badly by a hot guy who she wanted to date but he just sort of strung her along to use her and then dumped her badly, so she’s fucking FURIOUS and she’s going to become an even bigger star and then laugh in his face!  Stuff happens along the way, not how Kyouko expects it, of course, but my favorite thing about this manga is that I never got the impression that she was supposed to be bad for feeling the way she did, that there are other things she does wrong (like getting into acting for the wrong reasons, that she needs to get her head on straight about why she’s in this business), but never that she should just let go what that dick did to her or that her feelings of anger aren’t totally valid.  Plus, okay, yeah, I ship her with like half of the cast.

- Cardcaptor Sakura - This one tends to be aimed at a younger crowd, since the main character Sakura is still in middle school, but it’s beautifully drawn and it’s super sweet and lovely and has some excellent worldbuilding.  It’s a CLAMP manga, but it’s back before they went off the rails for me, this is one of the best of their words, where shit goes down and it can be full of feelings, but you know it’s going to work out and people will be happy.  A young girl gets pulled into a bunch of magical shenanigans and slowly grows into the most powerful wizard ever and always, always remains a sweet, supportive, adorable girl.  Plus, the secondary characters are all FANTASTIC.

These are all fairly popular/well-known manga, though, so if you want more obscure recs, my best suggestion would be to Google for “shoujo manga recs” or hit up MyAnimeList in the manga section, find your fave shoujo manga, and start checking out the recommendations tab.

I can say that I liked what I’ve read of Dengeki Daisy, Kaichou wa Maid-sama, Beauty Pop, and Akatsuki no Yona.  I’ve heard good things about Lovely Complex and Akagami no Shirayukihime.  And I enjoyed MeruPuri and Marmalade Boy, but they’re not necessarily for everyone.  Hopefully, this can at least give you some good ideas!  ♥  And anyone who wants to should feel free to chime in with recs for shoujo manga and why they’re good reads, because I’m always open to recs for this genre!  :D

Dash is dead

So it’s that time again, my dash is dead with things I’m not interested in. Like/Reblog if you activelypost any of the below! I will check out your blog and give you a follow! I would absolutely love it if you posted ships too! I ship all and everything <3

  1. Free!
  2. Kuroko no Basuke
  3. Haikyuu!!
  4. Ace of Diamond
  5. sports animes
  6. No. 6
  7. Attack on Titan
  8. Zankyou no Terror
  9. Tokyo Ghoul
  10. Ao Haru Ride
  11. Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun
  12. Barakamon
  13. Hyouka
  14. Love Stage!!
  15. Sword Art Online (II)
  16. Blue Exorcist
  17. Kyoukai no Kanata
  18. Durarara
  19. Mekakucity Actors/Kagerou Project
  20. shoujos like Maid-sama, Lovely Complex, Toradora, Kimi ni Todoke, and Say I Love You etc.

thanks!!