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Pellissier
2011-05-04, 05:08
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User68604
2011-05-04, 07:54
def the char with the darkest personality, many questions about this one

creepy as hell, sniffing a dead girls dress for years..

ars89
2011-05-04, 09:59
so what's the odds that he cross-dresses?

Sebasu
2011-05-04, 10:23
"You're such a pathetic guy--- But you do have your looks going for you." - Tsuruko's line from episode 1 is still pretty much on point. :heh:

For some reason I feel like he would end up having the most pages under Menma/Anaru. xD He surely has some issues, but it definitely makes the story more interesting. Still somehow I'm rooting for his character to be redeemable because I feel bad for him.

BladeEntity
2011-05-04, 10:40
His dark personality makes this series for me personally rather emotionally "heavy". The relationships between the characters and how volatile he is makes this series really interesting and really suspenseful I hope he is redeemed at the end hopefully gets together with Tsuroku.

Zeroryoko1974
2011-05-04, 13:58
I just think he is a dick.

OceanBlue
2011-05-05, 22:18
"You're such a pathetic guy--- But you do have your looks going for you." - Tsuruko's line from episode 1 is still pretty much on point. :heh:

For some reason I feel like he would end up having the most pages under Menma/Anaru. xD He surely has some issues, but it definitely makes the story more interesting. Still somehow I'm rooting for his character to be redeemable because I feel bad for him.
I do too. He really does seem like a character who wanted to be special, but was always under someone's shadow. Somewhat like a little brother.

I'm starting to wonder where he fit in with the group dynamics, or how the group dynamics worked at all. He doesn't seem like he would positively interact with anyone other than Tsuruko. I hope he turns out to be dependable after this is over, since he seems like the cool-type of character that can get things done if they need to be done. He, Poppo, and Tsuruko are what the group needs to start events that bond them together, in my opinion, since the others seem too hesitant to do things on their own.

Guardian Enzo
2011-05-05, 23:43
Is smelling your own dress more or less creepy than smelling a dead girl's dress?

Poor Yukiatsu. I'm angry at him - angry that he cheapens Jinta's genuine confusion and distress over Menma's appearance by turning it into a pissing contest, and angry that he tries to hurt Jinta as much as he can when he's already down. But I still feel more sorry for him than angry. He's basically pathetic at this point - Jinta at least turned his own distress inward, but Yukiatsu channels his into malovelance towards others. He needs help probably even more than Jinta does - but lucky for him Tsuruko knows it and (for some reason) still cares enough about him to act.

james0246
2011-05-06, 00:07
For some reason, I really like Yukiatsu. He's just so sad, yet so simple (seemingly). I can't help but want to hug him and tell him it will all get better :). (I have the same emotional reaction with Anaru; but Jintan and the others...I think they have the strength to help themselves.)

FlareKnight
2011-05-06, 00:47
I probably dislike Yukiatsu more than I feel sorry for him. I get that he's hurting plenty himself and clearly has a lot of issues to deal with. Still he has been a jerk for most of the time that we have seen him and is pretty creepy. Will have to see how he develops as the series goes on.

applejuice
2011-05-06, 08:33
Yukiatsu is the best character.

ahelo
2011-05-06, 09:15
MAH FAVORITE CHARACTER. From dress smelling, to cross-dressing OH GAHD.

User68604
2011-05-06, 11:49
definitely the most disturbed.. glad this bish got caught

ars89
2011-05-06, 12:41
I hope Jinta punches him out, he pisses me off so much

User68604
2011-05-06, 12:50
i think its clear that the guy is holding a superlong grudge against jintan from childhood b/c menma liked him back then.

yukiatsu simply cannot move on from that fact, hence why he harbors ill feelings towards jintan for so long...

i actually pity that guy, as pathetic as he is

Soconfused
2011-05-06, 14:15
Exposed. I'm most excited about seeing Yukiatsu's interaction with the group from episode 4 on. I'd be pretty pissed if they just pretend it never happened.

Flower
2011-05-06, 19:16
Hmm ... I think (at least as of the present ep) that I am in the "camp" of those who feel sorry for Yukiatsu.....

He obviously (at least to me) seems he still has a lot of issues to deal with. :(

achirist
2011-05-09, 18:33
I think Yukiatsu's dark, hidden issues (apparently stemming from his resentments in the past and feelings for Menma) make him a much more interesting character than the others, and I like him a lot.

Triple_R
2011-05-09, 22:06
His dark personality makes this series for me personally rather emotionally "heavy". The relationships between the characters and how volatile he is makes this series really interesting and really suspenseful I hope he is redeemed at the end hopefully gets together with Tsuroku.

I agree with this.

I can see why some strongly dislike Yukiatsu, but I think he really adds a lot to this series.

He makes it a bit darker and more suspenseful. He basically is a bit of an antagonistic figure, but nonetheless one with significant past and/or present ties with all of the major protagonists, and that adds some real spice to a slice of life drama, in my opinion.

Malkuth
2011-05-09, 22:33
I'll go with the bitch that betrayed him... at least save your legs if you're going to cross-dress as your 10-year dead childhood crush... in other words, there are so many things wrongs with the most socially acceptable character in this show, that it hardly qualifies for NoitaminA :heh:

Triple_R
2011-05-09, 22:38
I'll go with the bitch that betrayed him... at least save your legs if you're going to cross-dress as your 10-year dead childhood crush... in other words, there are so many things wrongs with the most socially acceptable character in this show, that it hardly qualifies for NoitaminA :heh:

I kind of like the irony of that, actually.

By all outward appearances, Yukiatsu is doing well, going to a good school, seems to be in pretty good shape, usually carries himself with real confidence, and comes across as pretty intelligent.

But with all of that being said, he has major issues lying beneath the surface, and largely hidden from public view.

I think it shows that even very socially acceptable peoples can have major issues that lie beneath the surface.

521JI
2011-05-10, 06:36
kid's not normal that is all

Tsuyukusa
2011-05-10, 17:22
This guy has some serious coping issues.
Jintan didn't handle things the way he should have. He moped around and definitely let himself become a victim of his own unhappiness, but it's understandable for a kid who lost his childhood crush, his mother and all of his childhood friends, especially if he's the sensitive type.
Yukiatsu's reaction, on the other hand, is way out there. I can relate to it though, I suppose. There are people I grew up with who seemed fine when we were kids, but developed some very strange personality "quirks" as we got older.

serenade_beta
2011-05-10, 22:08
Yukiatsu... :heh::heh::heh: Damn, it takes a great man to make such a great song into such a hilarious song.
Natsu (Yukiatsu) no Owari~
Saikou no Omoide wo~~

Truly, an ED song.
His life's ED song that is! :heh:

If Q-Beh was the previous season's best character (to make jokes from), this guy might just win this season's spot.

TheGeekHuntress
2011-05-11, 15:07
so what's the odds that he cross-dresses?

I was totally thinking Silence of the Lambs with him. "Hello, Clarice".

deadite
2011-05-12, 12:36
Protector of Maiden's virginity.

Malkuth
2011-05-13, 00:25
Protector of Maiden's virginity.

... and hence, he ruined a very dramatic scene, as well as a potential 2chan riot :heh:

Irenicus
2011-05-13, 07:55
He just single-handedly redeemed himself in otaku's eyes with that act.

...he himself complained it was the most clichéd thing he's ever done. lol.

ahelo
2011-05-13, 20:03
His bro-ness in his scenes with Anaru-chan was just awesome. Yuki-chan is redeeming himself. Definitely the best character of the show.

Forsaken_Infinity
2011-05-14, 05:54
No no, that he saved Anaru was nothing compared to that he suggested going out together. That, truly, is what established him as the one character who has truly matured and moved on. Too bad Anaru couldn't follow. But that's just like her I guess.

I must seriously bow to Yukiatsu though. That was an epic recovery and the best part is that it looked completely feasible.

Anyway, not only does he acknowledge that he has a serious problem when Jinta faces him ("Do I look okay?"), he acknowledges that he has been reliant on Tsuruko for all the wrong reasons and lets her be. Then he follows that up with saving Anaru by calling out Jinta's name and acknowledges later that not only was saving her a cliche thing but also that he lacks strength and isn't the Mr. Perfect he plays as. Follow that up with him asking her out. That takes some serious resolve, specially for a depressed person. All the cheers to him.

Oh, I forgot to add but he even had a reason to act the way he did! It wasn't just some chauvinistic 'I didn't get the girl' thing but something we can all sympathize with. 'I was responsible for her death.' But I am sure there is more to what actually happened that day anyway.

karice67
2011-05-14, 07:35
...

So how many people think he was serious about asking her out?

As opposed to just seeing what her reaction would be? (i.e. to confirm that she was actually interested in Jinta...)

darkmanure
2011-05-14, 07:45
I'm pretty sure it's reaction gauging. This is the same guy that acted tough to cover his actual insecurity after all.

BladeEntity
2011-05-14, 09:28
...

So how many people think he was serious about asking her out?

As opposed to just seeing what her reaction would be? (i.e. to confirm that she was actually interested in Jinta...)

Honestly rather than seriously asking her out which is obviously not the case his tone completely lacked the sincerity. However it did show his growth as a character, because it shows that he understands how he has been living his own life, one that was obessed with Menma similar to Anaru, but they do so in different ways. His growth comes from the fact he goes out of his comfort zone to comfort Anaru in a rather insensitive way. i.e asking her out. It's his way of getting her to come to her own realization.

To wrap his character in a nutshell, he is insensitive and has has his own inner demons steming from his childhood. However he is growinf up so to speak and learning to be more socialable. That is the character growth that I feel he is leaning towards.

Guardian Enzo
2011-05-14, 11:04
...

So how many people think he was serious about asking her out?

As opposed to just seeing what her reaction would be? (i.e. to confirm that she was actually interested in Jinta...)

I think it was a combination of gauging her reaction, screwing with her just because he could, and trying (again) to get into Jinta's space. In short, I think Yukiatsu is still plenty screwed up. He's probably getting better, slowly, but there's a lot of work to do...

Cal-Reflector
2011-05-15, 01:13
We're already seeing the positive effects of Yukiatsu baring his hentai, angst-filled soul to his old friends. My friend and I discussed his behavior towards Naruko. A few points came up.

1 We've established he's insensitive (not mean, just slow) when it comes to girls. Without Tsuruko's hint he would never have gone after Naruko.

But here's the thing. Unless Tsuruko and Yukiatsu are so familiar they can communicate through riddles, it really wasn't much of a hint at all! Could anyone in that situation have foreseen the pinch Naruko would find herself in? A stretch, even for Sherlock Tsuruko.

And yet, based on this wafer thin circumstantial evidence, Yukiatsu goes after her. He hangs around during karaoke and tails her when she leaves with the stranger. For a friend he's hardly seen since 8-10 years ago, he's really going out of his way to be protective.

Maybe the cold-arrogant-jerk thing is just a phase, and he's really a sweet guy. Maybe Yukiatsu is thawing. Or maybe he does fancy Naruko a tiny bit.

2. After the rescue, Yukiatsu escorts her home, and that to me is where he scores the big points: He cares enough not to leave Naruko alone after what she just experienced. And in his bungling, insensitive way, he does help take her mind off the incident.

He also witnessed enough to know with near-certainty that Naruko is in fact a virgin; certainly not the type used to visiting hotels with men. But he asks anyways, almost rhetorically. I don't know why. Maybe as my friend suggests it's because he himself is not a virgin; a possibility she doesn't like to entertain, but finds plausible.

I think Yukiatsu's possible motivations for his behavior towards Naruko has been thoroughly discussed: He's teasing Naruko in order to learn where she is now and whether she still likes Jinta, etc.

I also think that his asking Naruko to go out with him may not have been all kidding. People focus on the offhanded manner in which he pops the question--confessions are supposed be climactic moments in teen romance--but this is Yukiatsu we're talking about here. Yukiatsu the brick, Yukiatsu, who would probably propose to his future wife during break time in the office with the same nonchalance.

To Yukiatsu, well on his way to recovery from running in drag at night, dating is probably the normal, right thing to do. Part of a regular high school life, moving on and all that. As fate would have it, sitting in front of him is a childhood friend whom he just rescued from rape and whom he's reconnecting with. And she's pretty, despite the disagreeable taste in clothes. So... *Shrug* "Hey, want to go out with me?"

That's about how I picture it.

Patriot's Blade
2011-05-15, 08:28
i think Yukiatsu would better off cosplaying as Sephiroth rather than as Menma.... :heh:

Ottocycle
2011-05-16, 01:20
i think Yukiatsu would better off cosplaying as Sephiroth rather than as Menma.... :heh:
Uh. When he's voiced by Cloud? :heh::heh:

Sebasu
2011-05-17, 01:37
http://i56.tinypic.com/2w3qsmu.gif
This guy is so fabulous I just can't.

fazer
2011-06-11, 06:13
I feel Yukiatsu is seriously a bad person :

- He suggested getting together with Anjo not because he likes her, but most probably for getting back at Jintan.( Jintan being the only one who can see Menma, as well as stealing Anjo's love).

- And because Anjo was really cute and bad at handling man, he wanted to catch her at her weakest moment.

- If he was looking for companionship, with his intelligence he should have known why Tsuruko has always been there for him.

I hope Anjo doesn't go out with this manipulative creep.

Credits to the writers for making good work of this series, almost every episode so far have been able to instill some form of emotion and thoughts.

mellomarie
2011-06-11, 07:23
I feel Yukiatsu is seriously a bad person :

- He suggested getting together with Anjo not because he likes her, but most probably for getting back at Jintan.( Jintan being the only one who can see Menma, as well as stealing Anjo's love).

um perhaps he doesn't "like her" but anjo is well aware of that because she doesn't like yukiatsu either. yet she still playfully flirts with him. yukiatsu is clearly attracted to her and he knows that they both share a similair history--and considering how tsuroko was looking at them in the most recent episode, it's not like it's totally ingenuous.

- And because Anjo was really cute and bad at handling man, he wanted to catch her at her weakest moment.

it's not like he orchestrated that moment lol. he actually got her out of a sticky situation, how is this is a bad thing.

- If he was looking for companionship, with his intelligence he should have known why Tsuruko has always been there for him.

maybe he doesn't see tsuruko in that way? it's pretty evident that he's attracted to anjou and he likes talking to her. if he was truly being calculated and manipulative he would have just hooked up with tsuruko. it's more than that.

I hope Anjo doesn't go out with this manipulative creep.

still don't get how he is manipulative...

honestly i don't get how terrible yukiatsu is when jintan is the one who didn't even bother giving a proper response to anaru pouring her heart out. not to mention jintan had the gall to then ask her to change shifts...i mean really.

Sebasu
2011-06-11, 08:46
I believe Yukiatsu really meant to go out with Anaru to help each other move on. Stealing her from Jintan wouldn't really hurt him anyway, because basically Jintan doesn't even have any feelings for Anaru. The thing is, I can't really see a rebound relationship being the true solution.

How he smiles and laugh with Anaru looked real to me, and IIRC nobody (even Tsuruko) made him show that side since they grew up.

I really hate how he treats Tsuruko though.

fazer
2011-06-11, 10:17
I might have step on a mine lol.

Its really just my opinion, seeing my post really made me realize I don't like Yukiatsu at all...

Your points are valid, he is human nonetheless and the feeling of been left out could have made him genuinely long for a relationship.

And it is true that he seems to enjoy his conversations more with Anjo, since Tsuroko read him like a book maybe that's the reason why he didn't like her?

And also the way Anjo reacts to his teases are really quite adorable, I believe she is genuinely not flirting, she is rather childish.

Yukiatsu could have treated Tsuruko better, since she was there for him most of the time, I guess Tsuruko is just not as fun as Anjo? So Yukiatsu didn't ask her out?

On the part of being manipulative, its a big overstatement and yes I am really bias for saying that. After all he only made Tsuruko went to the stall to buy some cosplaying stuff.

I agree on the part of Jinta been a total idiot, how can he be so unfeeling towards Anjo after she has poured her heart out. Is he blind..or just so occupied with Menma..

mellomarie
2011-06-11, 13:11
I might have step on a mine lol.

Its really just my opinion, seeing my post really made me realize I don't like Yukiatsu at all...

lol no worries. it's interesting how people can view the same character and have vastly different opinions.

Your points are valid, he is human nonetheless and the feeling of been left out could have made him genuinely long for a relationship.

And it is true that he seems to enjoy his conversations more with Anjo, since Tsuroko read him like a book maybe that's the reason why he didn't like her?

perhaps. maybe tsuroko's too similair to him or maybe it's just a platonic friendship. sometimes you can be friends with somebody and they're perfect but the romantic feelings aren't there. i don't think their lack of romance needs a more complicated explanation.

And also the way Anjo reacts to his teases are really quite adorable, I believe she is genuinely not flirting, she is rather childish.

hmm anjo is childish and may not be conciously flirting but it seems like she's enjoying herself.

Yukiatsu could have treated Tsuruko better, since she was there for him most of the time, I guess Tsuruko is just not as fun as Anjo? So Yukiatsu didn't ask her out?

treated her better how? i guess all the girls hating her could be an issue but tsuroko doesn't seem remotely affected by it.

On the part of being manipulative, its a big overstatement and yes I am really bias for saying that. After all he only made Tsuruko went to the stall to buy some cosplaying stuff.

lol tsuroko could have always said no. it's not like he forced her, besides tsuroko seems to be a willing confidant/partner.

I agree on the part of Jinta been a total idiot, how can he be so unfeeling towards Anjo after she has poured her heart out. Is he blind..or just so occupied with Menma..

the latter seems to be the most likely answer. i think he's just really self-centered and emotionally immature--i mean let's look at how he responds to menma who he clearly likes.

FlareKnight
2011-06-11, 13:15
With everything it's tough to really get a feel for this guy. It's possible his motivations are to help him and Anaru move on. But it's also possible to be part of a wish to hurt Jintan. Step one is to help Menma to move on since that will rip her away from Jintan and then take away another girl who loves him. Now that would require a certain level of darkness, but there is plenty in Yukiatsu right now. We are talking about a guy who went around cross-dressing as Menma, has constantly been up for insulting or fighting with Jintan, and has a serious temper. Need more time to really decide what kind of motives he has.

Part of it really might just be that Anaru is easier for him to handle. She regrets bringing up things that might be hurtful like the cross-dressing thing and is easy to provoke. Maybe not the girl he wants, but is available (alive) and not as perceptive as Tsuruko.

Is interesting though to get a feel for those who see him in a better light. Plenty of ways to view a guy like him. Good to read through the thread to see both sides.

ZODDGUTS
2011-06-12, 06:23
If he wanted to hurt Jinta going out with Anjou wouldnt be it. Jinta has no feelings for her, not one single hint that he does.

fazer
2011-06-12, 08:36
If he wanted to hurt Jinta going out with Anjou wouldnt be it. Jinta has no feelings for her, not one single hint that he does.

I feel that Jinta has never seen Yukiatsu as a nemesis, it has always been Yukiatsu chasing after Jinta. Tsuruko mentioned that it seems like poor Yukiatsu is left behind again recently.

What I am trying to say is that whatever Yukiatsu have done is really to satisfy himself. The competition between the 2 has always been one-sided. Even if his intention to date Anjo isn't genuine, it probably isn't to hurt Jinta directly, more likely to satisfy himself.

But at this point, I think the signs are not clear enough to say whether he is genuine or not...

Rats...5 more days to the next release...

icatero
2011-06-13, 02:59
I always wondered why Yukiatsu made sure to bring Tsuruko every time he went shopping for Manma material. It's not like she helped him pick out anything. Maybe he just didn't want to shop for girly things alone?

Solafighter
2011-06-13, 06:59
I always wondered why Yukiatsu made sure to bring Tsuruko every time he went shopping for Manma material. It's not like she helped him pick out anything. Maybe he just didn't want to shop for girly things alone?

My guess would be, that it should look like, as if he would buy clothes for Tsuruko.

SoFarGone
2011-06-17, 07:15
He is a freak but he is clearly the best character on this show imo.

kitten320
2011-06-17, 08:50
I started to like Yukiatsu but after last episode he still remains a freak who needs help -_-
Tsuruko needs to find someone else...

User68604
2011-06-17, 17:24
Yukiatsu is my least favorite character - every time i see him on screen, i roll my eyes and fastforward thru his dialogue

TrippedUp
2011-06-17, 18:21
^ Same here. I wonder why the hell did Tsuruko fall for him? He needs to get over his inferiority complex and maybe then we'll talk.

User68604
2011-06-17, 19:01
^ Same here. I wonder why the hell did Tsuruko fall for him? He needs to get over his inferiority complex and maybe then we'll talk.

exactly, yukiatsu constantly bitches about how hes falling into jintan's pace. wahh wahh. what a baby, even since they were all kids.

He hasn't grown up even in the slightest. All he can do to try and throw Jintan off is by attempting to bully him, make snide remarks, and be an utter thorn in the side of a poor guy who has had nothing really going for him since the group of friends disbanded (aka the day Menma died). It's like pouring salt in the wound, and why?

Because the girl he loves, doesnt love him back? What a baby! It's jealousy and immaturity masked by an inferiority complex...masked by an attempt to act superior around Jintan.

Could not care less what happens to Yukiatsu...

strong rage lol, but IMO justified

Undertaker
2011-06-17, 21:42
But without Yukiatsu, Anohana won't be nearly as interesting...

You need antagonist to show off protagonist.


As some one already said, Yukiatsu/Jinta rivalry is reaaly one-sided affair from Yuiatsu's jealousy.

As for why Yukiatus goes after Anaru, IMO, is so the two can lick each other's wounds.

fazer
2011-06-17, 21:54
As much as I dislike Yukiatsu, he makes the story so much more interesting...and he seems like the only one who can make Tsuruko happy. I hope they get together eventually.

Sebasu
2011-06-18, 02:14
Just when I thought his character is finally getting better, I really didn't like anything he did on episode 10 at all. it just made his character so much less redeemable for me. Not giving any crap to Tsuruko, manipulating Anaru, still sniffing, and pushing hard to make Menma disappear so Jintan wouldn't one-up him again... it would be unlikely if he deserves to get a happy ending now.

But hey, he makes the show more talked-about and entertaining.

Kirarakim
2011-06-18, 08:23
Tsuruko and Anaru are my favorites now that we are 10 episodes in but I can't help but enjoy Yukiatsu as well. I think it is because he is voiced by Sakurai, pretty hard for me not to enjoy a character voiced by him. :p

But the sniffing wig scene was a bit creepy!

fazer
2011-06-18, 12:17
After episode 10, I kind of pity Yukiatus. He loves Menma and haven't gotten over her after all these years, I think he is very sad even though he doesn't cry, he express his sorrow in weird ways...

And the part way he edge Anjo to repeat the events of the fateful day, it seems like he did a good thing for Jinta to me, he created an opportunity amid an embarrassing and emotionally stressful scenario for Jinta to express his feelings for Menma.

mellomarie
2011-06-19, 06:59
i don't think he was manipulating anaru. the re-enactment had to happen, hell even poppo joined in. the point is that jintan needs to say what he really feels about menma, especially since yukiatsu already did. i agree 100% with fazer.

as for the sniffing...lol. i don't think it's necessairly a BAD thing. it's bizzare but everybody has their weird way of showing their grief. besides, i've seen on tv before people sniffing their loved one's clothes, it's an element of trying to recapture their scent and trigger memories. it's comforting. moreover, yukiatsu knows that jintan can see/interact with menma and sniffing is the closest he can get to menma. it's creepy but not the makings of a delinquent lol.

as for wanting menma to go to heaven...i'm pretty sure that tsuruko herself said that he was a coward who didn't want menma to go. i think his admittance at the end of the episode that he wants menma to go to heaven was him attempting to move on.

fazer
2011-06-19, 07:50
I really pity him and to a certain extent ablr to empathize how he feels, but I dunno if he really wants Menma to go to heaven for the sake of moving on :
He has this look on his face (while they were carrying the fireworks) that tells me : If I am not going to see and feel Menma, I would make sure Jinta don't as well...

I hope I am wrong but I think its a valid reaction for someone in his situation...to not be able to receive affection from his love of his life, and the worse is not been able to see, hear and feel her even though she is there.

Its like he have lost,( Menma doesn't love him) but continues to lose even more(now that Menma is back, he can't see her, he can't even see how Menma has become...)

I really pity him...so even if his intention is to make Menma disappear from Jinta, I think its valid...its even a good thing for Jinta.

mellomarie
2011-06-19, 08:44
i agree, i'm sure there's a feeling of vindication for yukiatsu. he's clearly not over menma. and like you said at the end of the day menma being gone is for the good of everybody, especially for yukiatsu (as he said so himself, considering how she's dead and totally not in love with him....)

can't say it's good for jintan though, not anymore anyway. he's WAY too involved with menma now and he's happy she isn't gone. i don't see him realistically getting over her and i'm curious as to what his fate will be. (though i digress, wrong thread lol)

pisceanreve
2013-09-11, 15:46
hello two years later, just adding because I just got here and he is my favorite character besides Menma. I don't know why, I mean, he definitely has less redeeming qualities than the others, but I tend to really get into characters like him so *shrug.* I think I just related to him in many ways (except not the Manma sort of thing -_- though ) My pattern is either loving the Yukiatsu type or the Menma type and as this anime has both.... XD
I think people are a little harsh on him. He's really a good person, he just has some character flaws. When Anaru basically outright accused of being a jerk, he seemed a bit hurt, which I didn't expect him to show.
In the audio drama, everyone is just so mean to him lol so we'll see how the TsurukoxYukiatsu thing turns out in the movie--I hope someone subs it soon!

So all in all, I quite like his character and the great development of it throughout the series. As so much happens I could probably discuss his character for awhile XD