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Minorin could've ended up with ryuuji if she just let it happen. but she didn't, she chose her dream and her friendship with taiga. Ryuuji's feelings were pretty unclear to me though. It's like when he and taiga got together, it appeared forced so just to have them end up with each other. He's been in love with minorin and i still believe he is.
True, Ryuuji pursued Minorin near the end but i don't see his relationship with Taiga thaaat forced, we have withnessed the growing feelings they have for each other, Taiga's are more clear because of her personality, she's the kind of girl whose feeling are more obvious the more she tries to ignore or hide them. But Ryuuji is a calm guy, his feelings talk more through his actions rather than his words, he's infautuated with Minorin since last year but, as Ami points out, he idolizes Minorin which is also a possible obstacle for an honest relationship.
Things looked rushed at the end but his feelings for Taiga are real. The story makes a really smart move by letting Ryuuji and Taiga actually getting aware of how rushed the whole thing is, so they decide to to part ways to resolve their own important issues and let those feelings mature a bit more. They're sepparated for a whole year during which Ryuuji remains good friends with Minori, they now share a more honest relationship(if that is good or bad depends on the viewer).
I see Ryuuji x Minori somehow similar to Kyon x Mikuru, only to a less sick level(seriously, Kyon's fantasies and descriptions of Mikuru are a bit creepy sometimes). Both idolize their love interests from a safe distance at first and then start to approach to them and discover more of their human side but still covering them in that veil of admiration that, in a sense, keeps them appart. It's kind of complicated to explain.
I disagree,I feel Love was never in question for Minori and Ryūji from the very beginning she was the one to notice him and was totally aware of his feelings,she wanted to end up with Ryuji so she didn't rush it or chase it cause she feels if its to be it'll happen,she knew what type of guy he really was but also she knew what type of guy he could be so from the very beginning she indirectly cheered him on and she was waiting for the day he would be could no the day he would know without a doubt how she truly felt and tell her those words,when Taiga says Minori wouldn't wait Forever comes into play because how long can Taiga truly not have higher feelings for ryuuji. Minori seen the growth of ryuuji before her,when she says she didn't expect him to be so straight foward,but she knows Taiga was the one that gave him that growth not her she was the one who made ryuiji stronger.Minori thought Taiga needed ryujii that's why she always put up the airhead act and work hard to show she could make it that in the end no matter the pain she would be alright.her love truly showed the night she "rejected" ryuji she abruptly spoke and ran off the, reason she cut ryuji short was that she know what he would say but how could she bear it without breaking down how could she accept those words she was waiting so long for without sorrow. She know Taiga feelings and she know there's was not an option of someone not getting hurt that's what Ami meant when she told ryuji I hope your the only one getting hurt and when she told Minori are you done feeling guilty yet. Marion felt Taiga need Ryuji,as much as Minori loved ryuji she wanted him but to her she made the decision that to take away what Taiga needed would be to much,Taiga had no family and she found one in ryuji who was Minori to even think of taking that away.I feel at the end ryuji respected her and accepted her wishes. I personally feel what Minori and Ryuji had was incredible its not the fact that lovers always end up together but what they sacrifice. Maybe they didn't end up together, probably was for the best but in terms of love I say it doesn't get any better.
Why do people think that Minorin is gay ?
Why do people think that Minorin is gay ?
Probably because she outright says she might be a lesbian after the Festival race in Episode 13. :heh:
Also because she implied she's not sure if she lost Ryuuji to Taiga or Taiga to Ryuuji xDU
Poor Minorin xDU
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