NANTO!! Mariya x Takako ending?!
What? The? Hell?!
Nah, joking :P
The last dance.
In the aftermath of the kidnapping incident, Takako is shocked and avoids Mizuho, making Mizuho feel guilty about the fact that he’s a guy was revealed to Takako. Mizuho decides to leave school but wishes to attend the Christmas ball before that and he tells that through closed doors to Takako, and Takako breaks in to tears, confused over her feelings to Mizuho.
The Christmas ball arrives and Mizuho is dressed in black, marking his as playing the “men’s” role, while the rest are dressed in white, marking them as playing the “women’s” role during the dances. Takako is nowhere to be seen though, and Mizuho dances with everyone else first.
Mariya finds Takako hiding away at a gazebo, admiring the snow. After a heart-to-heart talk, Takako decides to go to the ball, in time for the closing event where Mizuho chooses a partner to do the last dance of the ball. While the both of them dance, Mizuho apologises to Takako and thanks her for allowing her to attend the ball, but Takako tells him to stay on, citing that no one else is suited to be the “Onee-sama” other than him. Mid-dance, the spotlight cuts off and the hall turns pitch black, making Takako scared, but someone holds on to her hands, and thinking it’s Mizuho, she decides to confess…. only for the lights to come back on and for her to be face-to-face with Mariya instead, with Mariya telling her that making up with Mizuho and confessing to her are different things (yare yare ^^;;)
The show ends with everyone else asking Mizuho for a dance, and a collage of images of their adventures during their third year, from hatsumoude to hot springs trips.
So Otoboku ends with a ending as ambigious as Mizuho’s true gender but still definitely a happy one. In the end, Mizuho has not ended up with anyone yet, and looks like we’ll have to see what the DVD OVA’s going to be about. I’d wager it’ll just be an omake comedy episode anyways, but I’ll be damned if they made it a “one year later” serious episode :).
Still, Otome wa Boku ni Koishiteru was a fun ride while it lasted, and while there was its low moments, but so far, it’s been an above average show. Undoubtably, the main shining factor of the whole series was Mizuho and Yui Horie’s awesome seiyuu work on her, not to mention also the catchy OP song done by her music group, AICE5. I’ll say Otoboku will be a show to be remembered for a long long time to come :).
More Takako is always good ♥♥
This two deserve their own spinoff… wouldn’t mind if the OVA was of them…
Mmm.. kimonos ♥♥… too bad no Takako :(
Taihen desu ne… onee-sama..
They need to animate this…
Same as above