The Last Dance

Otoboku

NANTO!! Mariya x Takako ending?!

What? The? Hell?!

Nah, joking :P

Otoboku

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 :).

Otoboku

Onee-sama~~ ♥♥

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

The End :).

8 Comments

  1. modafoca Said,

    December 24, 2006 @ 10:27 pm

    The valentine event and ramen day-to with Takako happens in her route. Is that a hint? Yay!

  2. hellionz Said,

    December 24, 2006 @ 10:31 pm

    i’m a bit confused…
    isn’t takako afraid of ghosts?

    that pic up there show that she is in a room with a ghost(ichiko) . maybe she already face her fears maybe?

  3. Tess Said,

    December 24, 2006 @ 11:38 pm

    Takako! I need to get my hands on the game now~!

  4. badger11 Said,

    December 25, 2006 @ 1:40 am

    I would love to see a spin off with Michiko and Kei. And one with Shion

  5. Syaoran Li Said,

    December 25, 2006 @ 2:52 am

    ==O_O Damn it… at least they didn’t end with an “anone…” line.

    That first picture after your summary is awesome, everyone calling for her “Onee-sama”. This is how you left an open ending, with every girl who has fallen in love with Mizuho have the same chances. But, like I say it before, my new polity has forbidden a happy ending for childhood friends since Kaede-san in SHUFFLE! I was routing for her back then, but after four or five more harem series, especially Gift ~ Eternal Rainbow ~ every childhood friend is banned in my mind to be the chosen one.

    Maika… GNU doesn’t give another option; I’ll have to see the RAW of this episode.==

  6. Haesslich Said,

    December 25, 2006 @ 3:19 am

    Oh, Hell – it’s like Kashimashi, but without the pairing off with Yasuna. Ah well… it was a fun ride while it lasted, although the ending leaves me somewhat dissatisfied; but at the same time, it’s not completely screwed up, like Kashimashi’s was.

  7. Haesslich Said,

    December 25, 2006 @ 3:24 am

    Also, that reminds me – since when can anyone but Mizuho grab Ichiko anyways? :D That last picture looks seriously odd, although an IchikoxYukari ending would be rather funny, given how they met. ;) And I don’t think Takako’s realized that Ichiko’s a ghost yet… but she MAY have noticed that her admiring imotu (Kimie) is blushing as she asks Mizuho for a dance too.

    What has the world come to?

  8. Kazune Said,

    February 5, 2007 @ 3:46 am

    Ok, very late, but…Hmmm…

    Rest under the tree event frag…Check
    Kidnap + Rescue event frag…Check
    Last Dance event frag…Check
    Valentines event frag…Check
    First Date(Ramen) event frag…Check

    Definitely the Takako route…Unless they pull a deus ex machina in the OVA, non of the other endings are even possible at this point…

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