6 July 2008
Excited. Overjoyed. Sorrow. Overwhelmed. Furious. Hopeful.
Watching Myself; Yourself really left me a whole world of emotions that I have never indeed experienced for a long time. This anime deserves to be on one of the top.
My thoughts after watching the first episode and after watching the last episode really ARE different, and I mean, WAY TOO DIFFERENT.
The anime reminds me a lot of things about my past, not to mention the characterization and the looks of the characters. Anyway, what’s really striking here is the story and the plot. If it hadn’t been for all the twists and turns of the story, it wouldn’t have had the impact it made, not only to me, but I’m sure to you too.
I’m sorry I haven’t got any screen caps of the highlights of the anime. I was too carried away since the first episode. Which means, you really have to watch them to understand what I really mean.
I’m very grateful that I have encountered such a wonderful anime, the kind that I like, which almost has the same characteristics with the ones I have watched before.
A great story of friendship, tragic betrayal, endearing loyalty, loving family, not to mention what really makes a family, realization of one’s self and the realization of what one has to harness still, overcoming troubles in the past and looking forward into the future, looking back to what others have done, false belief, corrupted minds, hidden emotions, and lastly, commitment and the choice to love and for love. There’s still more that words undeniably can’t express, which will make you want to know more.
But I warn thee, that watching the closing seconds of the final episode will really make you infuriated. I expected a lot to happen but thanks to the amazing yet horrible cliff-hanger, it left me really want to explode! To ask.. But I think that is a great way of saying, “No matter how it will turn out, I’m sure you knew.”
A lot of really memorable lines have been said and I am hoping that I could find more of such kinds. Watching things like these makes me forget the present state that I am. It brings me to a whole new world where anything is possible and the possibilities are endless. But what I liked most about it is that I can really relate to the stories told by them. It’s a form of consolation to myself; that no matter what happens, a silver lining will appear from the dark clouds.
It is just fitting that the title is Myself; Yourself. It couldn’t have been said better by Nanaka-chan. (If you want to find out what she said, then watch it.) Obviously, the title Myself; Yourself does not only refer to Sana-kun and Nanaka-chan, but to each one of us and all the people that we have met and will meet.
The opening and ending themes couldn’t have been chosen any better. It best suits the anime, as the music of Nanaka-chan resonates in my head, and so does her hardships and how she was able to get over it and live with what was written, along with her friends.
My musical performance for tonight is the first tune I ever composed. This tune took a long time to complete. In between, there were many fun and happy times. And there were many sad times as well. I met many people. Separation. And then reunited. This tune contains all those feelings. Listen, Myself; Yourself.
Overall: 10/10. No, it’s not an exaggeration. It’s just the way it is.