Ritsu’s point of view about “fiction vs. reality” is so deep. I think its one of the best aspects of Sekaiichi Hatsukoi. I have never seen anything like that. And as a person who has seen a lot of what fiction can show (be it in books, tv series, soap operas, fanfiction, anime, manga, cartoons, movies,…), I would say…
Onodera Ritsu is one of the most realistic characters I have ever seen.
It’s not just the way he tries to separate manga and his life, but also his worries. Working with someone he is in a relationship with, how family can be a pain no matter how old are you, being scared of the future and your decisions for it. Its clear how he suffers with anxiety, and I don’t think this is pointed enough. And the amount of pain he feels all the time by not loving An the way she would like him to? Wtf, in his place I would feel the same way, and it’s something mostly forgotten by authors. The “good rival” and the protagonist come into terms and it’s like it never happened, usually. I can see parts of myself on him, something I hardly see in any fictional work.
I may have said a few things that are dumb or wrong for some people, but that’s what I think.
I love this character so much.
(and I will protect him, haitani stay away from my baby)
Although it’s entirely two different stories....but
It’s both written by
Like I said on my previous post, I’m starting to really think Cherry
Blossom, is like a representation of their love or something and it
really like to highlight this in both stories on two different pairings,
From Hybrid Child:
To Sekaiichi Hatsukoi:
Ritsu said the first time he fell in love with Takano/had a crush on him was around the time when the Sakura Trees were in full bloom:
That’s why when Ritsu sees the Sakura Trees, it’s hard for him to forget:
Because he is reminded of Takano every time, he is being reminded of his strong love for him.
^ Omg, Ritsu, I know how much you love Takano, but please tell Takano one day too because he really needs this confession on his end. I’m sure Takano’s love for you isn’t any less than your love for him *cries*
For me, I find this to be really sweet here, how Ritsu said (in his mind) that how it’d be great to walk through that together:
And Takano, was the one who took Ritsu to that path even though it was to sober him up but it all comes back to them being able to walk through that “path” to see the Sakura together, even though it took them 10 (long) years to be able to do that.
Like no matter how many years have passed, it all comes back to one big circle, because they were able to find each other again, they were able to rekindle their love for each other, their love that have started 10 years ago, and resumed 10 years later.
And when Takano held Ritsu’s hand to walk through that path and how the petals were falling in that background, it’s really romantic (yet, touching) to me, because it has always been on Ritsu’s mind how great it will be to walk through that together. It really just gives me all the feels ;_;
Yes, Takano, March 27th is Cherry Blossom Day, it’s also the day Ritsu was born as well as the day where it reminds him(Ritsu) of his love for you(Takano) because that’s when it all started, to the point that you took Ritsu to walk through that Sakura path together, even though it was to sober him up, but it’s destined, what’s meant to be, is meant to be. You guys really complete each other.
Ok, I’m getting all the feels after typing all this….
Anyways, the purpose why I made this post is because I find the comparison between the two stories to be quite interesting, even though I am not saying for a fact that Hybrid Child and Sekaiichi Hatsukoi is connected in story-wise, but I am among one of those fans who like the idea (crack/headcanon) that Ritsu & Takano is Kuroda & Tsukishima reincarnated.
For me though, I don’t love Kuroda & Tsukishima as much as I do for Takano & Ritsu, but I do love the concept/idea (even though it’s just a crack (headcanon of mines)) that their love did not end, but it got continued on to their next life (Ritsu & Takano). It’s not a downgrade for me in the least for the Nostalgia pairing, because you don’t judge a couple by their past life, but their current/present life.
Well, that’s what I wanted to say on my end, I do, however, love the parallel between the Sakura Trees highlighting their love there. This is how I see it.
While you can’t get your happiness in the past, let’s hope you will be able to get your happiness in the end, because both Takano & Ritsu surely deserve this after all they’ve been through. Ahh my otp ~~
i love the moments where takano’s eyebrows aren’t furrowed and his eyes aren’t crunched bc they show that he really does love onodera and he’s just as in love & vulnerable and desperate as onodera is and he gives off more of a ‘senpai’ vibe than a boss vibe