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Old 2012-06-25, 10:56   Link #1261
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This final episode was absolutely perfect...until the last three minutes. Yuuko's abrupt return made me feel very cheated, and yet part of me is delighted Teiichi and her got a happy ending (for the moment...). In the end, my feelings are mixed. Only thing I know for sure is that this episode toyed with my emotions really well.
Not trying to change your opinion. But honestly the way the last episode was building up it wasn't unexpected that Yuuko would somehow return. I agree that it somewhat played with my emotions but it was all good IMO. I wouldn't have mind a bittersweet end but knowing the series it's just isn't the type that would likely end in a sad note.

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This is a happy ending for now, but how long can Teiichi and Yuuko keep this relationship up? Teiichi will see himself grow old while Yuuko remains every beautiful, he'll never be able to have children, he won't be able to have a "normal" social life, etc... will their love be able to overcome everything? This is anime, so the answer is most likely yes but in real life I doubt it could work.
Have you read My Lovely Ghost Kana? True enough, this is anime and everything about Teiichi's relationship with Yuuko is far from being normal or realistic. But when you look at it in another perspective the show portrays that love has no boundaries even beyond death. Anyway, I think what might happen in the future or if Teiichi can maintain his relationship with Yuuko isn't relevant at the moment. As long as the two ended up happy together after what they went through.

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Old 2012-06-25, 11:01   Link #1262
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The ending of this anime feels like it was forced, the very last bit.
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Old 2012-06-25, 11:06   Link #1263
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Well, how do you like that? They gave us the ending they should have given us, but then took it back and gave us the sitcom ending instead.

Hello Bewitched and I Dream of Jeannie...
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Old 2012-06-25, 11:32   Link #1264
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Yuuko's body finally buried properly and with dignity.
Teiichi & Yuuko's date was really nice to watch ^^
Those two are really sweet together, shame she's a ghost.
Her fading away didn't help much either, poor Teiichi.
Saying goodbye was really hard... but I guess that's what this whole episode was about.
Luckily, Yuuko found another sweet reason to stay ^-^
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Old 2012-06-25, 14:30   Link #1265
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Liked the way they ended it.
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Old 2012-06-25, 15:45   Link #1266
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I really liked the ending, personally. I thought Silver Link did an awesome job with the adaptation, following the manga to a point but then giving it a great ending all its own. Bravo.
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Old 2012-06-25, 16:02   Link #1267
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I loved the ending, even though they played with my emotions.

Seems like Yuuko would come back anyway.

Nonetheless a great anime.
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Old 2012-06-25, 17:17   Link #1268
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Saw that last bit coming, funnily enough. The moment Teiichi claimed Okonogi was the one to tidy things up in the room, for some reason, gave it away (not the "Open me and I'll curse you!" box part at the end, bizarrely ) - and despite 'CHOIR JAIL' being played in the background...yeah

When I read the blurb of TOxA back in March, I figured it would be a serious drama of how Yuuko regained her memories and moved on - it partly was, but in between came some of the funniest moments I will ever see from a ghost story anime (which mostly involved Yuuko doing her very best to glomp Teiichi as hard as she could)

Seemed to have the right mix of humour, drama and horror to keep things going right to the end - and the last episode in itself felt just right in terms of doing those last things before finally saying goodbye (though admittedly, as nice as it was to see, the last few minutes seemed like a cop-out to keep the TeiichixYuuko fanboys happy ).

For that (and the series as a whole)...9/10. Not perfect, but still a high quality viewing experience
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Old 2012-06-25, 17:18   Link #1269
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Awesome ending.

Man... Fate Zero ending and this one in the same season. Seems like the world just ended.
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Old 2012-06-25, 17:28   Link #1270
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Just watched the final episode.
Meh, what a disappointment. The writers didn't have the courage to let the series finish with its naturally sad conclusion.
All that emotional build-up for Yuuko's disappearance was nullified for the sake of a nonsensical happy end.
Stay together forever, you say? And what happens when Teiichi graduates from middle school, huh? Yeah, let's not think about that...
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Old 2012-06-25, 17:34   Link #1271
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Stay together forever, you say? And what happens when Teiichi graduates from middle school, huh? Yeah, let's not think about that...
I was under the impression that she's haunting him now; meaning she should be able to follow him around wherever he goes. But let's say she isn't, then all he has to do is become a teacher at that school. *shrug*

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Old 2012-06-25, 17:47   Link #1272
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Loved the ending. Or I should say endings. We got one serious ending, with all the proper emotions. Then a funny, happy little ending that I enjoyed, too. Sakamichi, Hyouka, and this are my three favorite shows of the season.

And maybe now she really is haunting him, as opposed to the school, and can follow him outside the gates. Not that I'm expecting a sequel.
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Old 2012-06-25, 17:48   Link #1273
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After watching it again, I will say that it was a beautiful ending. It is a good happy ending, better than the crap Evol gave us, and probably better than what Sankarea is gonna end up giving us. I wonder how the manga is going to end?
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Old 2012-06-25, 18:28   Link #1274
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Stay together forever, you say? And what happens when Teiichi graduates from middle school, huh? Yeah, let's not think about that...
He just goes to the High School on the same property... don't know if they actually made this clear in the anime though but it is a combined Middle School and High School, though in different buildings

The only thing that really bothered me thinking back was the pool on the roof...

Maybe's map of the school from chapter 2 mentions two pools the outdoor one which they used in episode 3 and an indoor pool in the new gymnasium.

a minor complaint true but noticeable...
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Old 2012-06-25, 19:14   Link #1275
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Just watched the final episode.
Meh, what a disappointment. The writers didn't have the courage to let the series finish with its naturally sad conclusion.
All that emotional build-up for Yuuko's disappearance was nullified for the sake of a nonsensical happy end.
Stay together forever, you say? And what happens when Teiichi graduates from middle school, huh? Yeah, let's not think about that...
And having a happy ending doesn't come naturally for this anime? Oh please. Just because there was an initial emotional build-up doesn't necessarily have to conclude with a sad end. Even when there was an emotional build-up I was already expecting Yuuko to return. Not to say that a bittersweet end can't work but the theme of the series is basically a romance-comedy with horror and drama elements. But as an anime original ending, Teiichi and Yuuko happily together again is as good as its going to get.

And when Teiichi graduates from middle school he'll study in their high school. The school is that big FYI. And even when he graduates from high school Yuuko will still be around him since she's haunting Teiichi and not the school.

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Old 2012-06-25, 19:52   Link #1276
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Just watched the last episode...I liked it but didn't like it at the same time. To me, I thought it was a cop out that Yuuko came back. It cheapened the effect of her actually saying good by to Teiichi. I guess it was just hard for me to separate the reality from the fiction, which is what I think some viewers may have a hard time doing.

On the other hand, it was good to see them both together again. Definitely brings a warm feeling in your heart as their love for one another is pure and genuine. I'm sort of curious just how long will this last.


All in all, I enjoyed the series and glad I took a chance on watching this. I think I'll go ahead and read the manga and see how things will turn out from there.
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Old 2012-06-25, 20:03   Link #1277
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Well what could they do, the Manga just reach this scenario. The director had to improvise and I like it. Overall, I am happy it turned out this way. There been a lot of disappointments I seen when concerning Manga turning into an animation. This isn't one of them and I am glad.
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Old 2012-06-25, 20:56   Link #1278
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I don't what to say about the end, it would be lot better if it end with sad ending, or salvation after few years, like fast forward 2-3 years before they reunited, it feels simply too forced at this point.

anyway whats the song played during the book scene
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Old 2012-06-25, 20:58   Link #1279
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Good final epi but i still don't get how she returned, her returning regret was a last kiss but when she did return and kiss him... shouldn't she disppear?

it just doesn't feel right..
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Old 2012-06-25, 21:07   Link #1280
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Good final epi but i still don't get how she returned, her returning regret was a last kiss but when she did return and kiss him... shouldn't she disppear?
It wasn't that she wanted a last kiss, it's that that last kiss became the seed of her regret (it broke her resolve). You'll remember that she had steeled herself from the beginning that she had to say goodbye, and that's why she was disappearing (because she had decided it was time to go -- it's not like it's some rule). And when Teiichi finally convinced her to let him stay with her to the end (at the pool), she was crying and said "you'll make me lose my resolve". This was foreshadowing for the ending. Everything was going well again as they said their last goodbyes (she steeled herself again), but then when they shared her last kiss, it broke her resolve again. She couldn't enter heaven because that kiss made her regret leaving Teiichi behind. And so, that's why she came back, this time presumably not bound to the school (since her body, along with the truth, had long since been discovered and buried), but bound more to Teiichi, the source of her regret.

(Edit 2: I should say the way she's literally bound is obviously not clear; she may still be bound to the school even though Teiichi "brought he back". She's probably the one who cleaned-up the clubroom, because she had to have set the "trap" for Teiichi to open. So she would have been there when he wasn't around, which means she's not so bound to him that she can't leave his side or has to go with him everywhere. This part's not clear, but perhaps they'll show more in Episode 13 on the BDs, if it's in fact a follow-up episode.)

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anyway whats the song played during the book scene
I don't think it's known yet (edit: when it'll appear). It should be shipping on one of the CDs that will be included with the Japanese Blu-Ray release, I would think.

Edit: By the way, just noticed: during the credits, just before Yuuko gives Teiichi the kiss on the floor, the skull that falls off the desk is blushing.
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