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kinda thought it was obvious she would wait for him... she's about as hung up on him as he is on her... she's pretty much been in love with him since they met as kids.. doubt she loved anyone else (even dude who died). Though honestly the story should have been done at chapter 200, at least it's going to end finally.
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The Akari special chapter 200 was possibly my favorite, since it just came out I like it.
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I thought the Akari special was more subdued compared to the other girls which were more I actually enjoyed it and if the whole manga went the Akari route I would have been satisfied with this as the ending (with an epilogue of them having kids and stuff).

As tomboyish as Akari is on the outside, she's so coy and cute. When she said it was important to wait until marriage I couldn't help but smile and blush a little. I'd probably have jumped her right there and then if I was Haruto. Definitely the best, but I wish it was a little longer. Damn you Takashi ruining everything.
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Posted 2/4/14
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Posted 2/8/14
Well it's finally over, as frustrating as it was at times i still enjoyed reading it. Now to see what seo's new stuff has to offer.
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Posted 2/8/14
That was awful. The ending felt rushed and generic and unsurprising to me. I do admit that the first chapters before the Tokyo Arc drew me in but later collapsed thanks to Seo's poor writing in this manga. Oh well...there is that new manga series called Fuuka now.
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Posted 2/8/14
Ehhhh it wasn't that bad. I can live with it. Glad it's finished though.
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well was a fairly simple happy ending... though I find it funny that he still quit his job to open a restaurant, which he probably should have done in the first place.
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Posted 2/8/14 , edited 2/8/14
The new manga the author is making seems to be very similar to his previous work especially the one before kimi no iru machi, Suzuka.
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Posted 2/8/14
I haven't read 99% of this manga, and even I think that was a bit of a cop-out ending lol. They break up, and they get back together again, the end. Masterful writing there guy.
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The ending was pretty much a short copy of Suzuka's ending, with the talk with the father and the watching of baseball on the television, gathering of friends, etc...the whole vibe was Suzuka.

I felt the ending was very rushed as well, in the dialogue and in the turn of events and even the art. Some of the girls lacked their distinguishing facial features. I couldn't tell half of the girls sitting at the table in the restaurant and even in the photo op. Either the author was pressured to finish it or wanted to start on the new Fuuka manga really quickly. Either way, I am a bit disappointed in how the ending was executed but at least pleased that it ended on a happy ending.

Would have liked more Rin and all the other girls though. Given the time jump, the author leaves the reader to resolve in their minds how the girls ended up. I'm going to believe everyone found the one they belong with. Nanami (and maybe Rin) seem to be the only real relationship closures.

I'm also severely that the reporter girl wasn't even mentioned or featured anywhere!
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Posted 2/8/14

Marz311 wrote:

well was a fairly simple happy ending... though I find it funny that he still quit his job to open a restaurant, which he probably should have done in the first place.


I like that he quit his job after he had used it to earn enough money to open up a fairly nice restaurant instead of the type of place he would have been able to afford when he was younger. Based on the age of Daiki, I would say it is at least four or five years in the future and he mentions that the restaurant serves several of his great beers, so he worked there for a while. With two salaries and a small child, they would have had to still live a pretty spartan life to be able to afford to open a restaurant in that amount of time, but he probably had quite a bit saved up from when he was alone in Kochi, since he didn't have anything to spend money on other than "overtime beers" with his sempai.

I hope Yuzuki is the homeroom teacher in Fuuka! But she worked at an all girl's school last I heard, and she didn't comment on Fuuka wearing a uniform from her school in the final chapter when Fuuka bumped into her on the sidewalk... It makes you wonder if that scene is supposed to be mere moments before the first part of Fuuka when she runs into Yuu? LOL

Seo is playing fast and loose with time, however. The Suzuka manga started in 2004, when Suzuka and Yamato were freshman in high school. It ended when they were graduating from high school. That puts Fuuka's birth at 2007. KNiM started in 2008. If we go by years alone, that would put them graduating from college in 2014. The first chapter of Fuuka states that it starts in the summer of 2014, and it has been stated that Fuuka is 14 in the pre-publicity, so that puts her birth somewhere around 2000. That puts the modified start of KNiM at sometime around 2000 when Fuuka was a baby girl. Let's see if the numbers add up:

High school: 3 years
College: 4 years
Time in LDR before break-up: ~1 year (Fuuka appears on train, makes her about 8 or 9 at that time... about right)
Time skip to Haruto moving back to Tokyo: 2 years
Time between marriage and restaurant opening: about 4 years

That makes 14 years, with Fuuka starting in the Summer of 2014.

So I guess that means both Suzuka and KNiM were taking place in the past, with the beginning of Suzuka in around 1997... At least according to manga math... LOL

All in all, it was a sweet, calm, and entirely NON MIRACULOUS ending. I am happy that they are happy. I love that Asuka is pitching for the Japanese national team. I like the statement that Kiyome went to watch the game in person with the kids (plural). It is a nice, happy, life-goes-on ending for a series that had far more than its share of unhappy along the way. Seeing the characters periodically in Fuuka will be fun. I can't wait to see the adult Suzuka again. Yamato I can deal without... I am glad that he did make the Olympic team and took silver in the worlds, though! That suggests he was certainly the #1 sprinter in Japan at his peak, since any story where the gold and silver at the worlds go to two Japanese men is certainly in the realm of fantasy! LOL

But that is more about Fuuka than KNiM... on to another thread...

Farewell, Yuzuki, Haruto, et al... Have a good retirement!
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Nice assessment Zensunni. Considering Rin was using Twitter and the prevalence of smart phone use by the characters, the time line is a bit skewed by the author. I'd put them in college around 2008-2010 during the "Tweet" boom when the social service was really hitting it big and smart phones were at least getting more compact.
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Posted 2/8/14
Welp. At least Seo-sensei is consistent - KNiM ended almost exactly like Suzuka and the first chapter of Fuuka has plenty of pantsu.
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