true tears 04

true tears

true tears just gets more and more beautiful by the episode….

Walking back together, Hiromi tells Shinichiro about her crush on Hotarugawa’s No.4, which pains Shinichiro a lot. The next day, he leaves home early, attempting to avoid Hiromi, and finds himself dragged along to shopping by Ai-chan, buying clothes and eating together. Shinichiro talks about his misunderstanding of Hiromi’s feelings and Ai-chan tries her best to cheer him up, but shows a face of sadness when he leaves to buy drinks.

When he comes back, Hiromi asks Shinichiro if he’s avoiding her because of what happened, and he replies in a way that hurts both him and her a lot. Their conversation is ended by Mrs. Nakagami, who comments to Hiromi that her eyes look exactly like her mom.

The next day, Shinichiro bumps in to Noe after school, and he gets dragged around by her as well. He listens to the reason why Noe is collecting tears, is because her grandmother took them away to the sky when she “went” up there. After spending the day with her, he’s cheered up enough and picks up his spirits again.

The next morning, he wakes up and bumps into Hiromi at the washbasin. He apologises about yesterday, and gets too absorbed in it to notice he put cleaning foam on his toohbrush instead of toothpaste. Hiromi runs off to get her handphone and takes a picture of Shinichiro with foam in his mouth, mentioning that she rarely sees it outside of manga and bursts in to laughter. Shinichiro is happy as well, as he is able to make her laugh.

Heading out for school, Hotarugawa’s No.4 is waiting for Shinichiro and introduces himself as Isurugi Jun, Noe’s brother. They exchange greetings and Shinichiro is surprised when he asks him to go out with Noe.

(Trying out a new blogging style for true tears, summary will be in blockquotes, my opinions after it)

A rollercoaster-ride episode this week was, as the starting half was really intense, especially when Shinichiro’s listening to Hiromi about Jun, and also when Hiromi asks him if he’s avoiding her. The subsequent conversation was just…. truly painful to both of them, and was even conveyed to the viewer as well. Definitely, I felt both Shinichiro’s pain when he tries to cover up his own (self-mistaken) feelings for Hiromi, and Hiromi’s pain as she listens to such thorny words.

Then the episode changes for a more lighter tone after that, and Noe is definitely the “angel” of the series. I really felt grateful for her to notice Shinichiro’s depression and attempts to lift his spirits up more. It seems she might not be consciously doing it, but she really did a great job on it.

It also looks like Noe might not even be realizing her developing feelings for him yet, and Jun seems to want to give it a small push as well. Though I must say… one scene in this episode really makes me suspect that Jun has some form of strong attachment to his sister, though I not daresay it’s “inappropriate” yet. We’ve seen too little of him yet.

As for Ai-chan, it’s clearly shown that she has romantic feelings of sorts for Shinichiro, but it seems she’s content to keeping it in the current status quo of “onee-chan, otouto” relationship. There’s also her relationship with Miyokichi as well….

Still, I’m rooting for a Shinchiro x Hiromi ending for this series, and seeing her lighten up at the end of the episode actually made me feel happy as well. Aaaa~~ Hiromi-chan’s so cute. The next episode seems to go in to a more serious direction, and it seems we might know more about Hiromi’s parents too.

true tears

Happy Hiromi makes me happy too :)

Wow I spent almost 40 minutes to write this post.


  1. suguru Said,

    January 27, 2008 @ 5:29 am

    Great post…normally I skip over episode summaries on other blogs because they’re generally pretty long and my attention span’s shorter than that, but your summary was a good length. Looking forward to this when it’s subbed even more now…

  2. Zanshun Said,

    January 27, 2008 @ 5:57 am

    Hiromi is definitely my favorite, great character design and character depth.

  3. Leviahan Said,

    January 27, 2008 @ 6:08 am

    True Tears is true awe
    Noe is my favorite

  4. ShadowFang Said,

    January 27, 2008 @ 10:26 am

    im rooting for a shinXnoe ending

  5. shinichiroxhiromi Said,

    January 27, 2008 @ 10:44 am

    [spoiler] i’m afraid of what the next ep preview might reveal…the picture of shin’s mother and her husband and his friend and his wife who’s face is covered who is i assume are hiromi’s parents. and why i say i am afraid of what might be revealed next ep or eps later on is the fact that hiromi might be shin’s half brother? i’m jumping to conclusions that i am..but it is possible hehe…i say this with little proof.
    1. even when shin’s parents took hiromi in, in ep 3 when shin’s father told shin’s mother that she is now their child, the mother goes saying” she is no child of mine…(and suspicions on her being cold towards her..)
    2. hiromi in ep 2 saying she sealed all the memories of her past away…(maybe before parents passed away she was told by her mother that her real father is shin’s father? *gasp?! maybe that is :P though even finding it out she might still harbor feelings for shin?)
    3. the episdoe preview at the end of episdoe 4, the picture of shin’s parents and hiromi’s parents with hirmoi’s mother’s face covered with dialogue at the back being shin’s mother…(could mean she has her suspicions of hiromi’s ‘real’ father and a possible affair of hiromi’s mother and shin’s father in the past, which could lead to shin’s mother being cold to hiromi..?) haha all this being maybe just a quick jump to conclusions and all but it the thought of shin and hiromi finding out the truth ( if what i think is right that is) could be a devestating discovery for shin when he’s had such strong feelings for hiromi…[spoiler]
    noo! what drama this could be! though i do hope i’m wrong!
    anyways true tears never seems to amaze me in every episode they bring! awesome simply awesome!

  6. matt Said,

    January 27, 2008 @ 12:30 pm

    maybe you should put a spoiler warning in bold cap letters then hide the text with a colour matching the background, just suggesting =P

    lol nvm everything on this blog is basicly a spoiler, im just waiting for subs.

  7. Kurogane Shiroikaze Said,

    January 27, 2008 @ 2:29 pm

    That’s not a spoiler, it’s just assumptions :P.

    Good assumptions though…. but I’d be a tad disappointed if it turns out Hiromi is actually Shinichiro’s sister or the like.

    I sure hope it doesn’t swing to that way.

  8. dudsus Said,

    January 27, 2008 @ 7:25 pm

    Well my guess is that shin’s mother liked hiromi’s dad, but lost to hiromi’s mom – probably the whole hatred thingy. Hate to see shin & hiromi’s ended to be siblings… Well we’ll see that next week, darn where’s the translated 04 yet? Can’t wait.

  9. rarukun Said,

    January 27, 2008 @ 9:40 pm

    sorry sorry tried to put up spoiler tag but forgot.
    although it would be quite a disappointment wouldn’t it? ahhh can’t wait for the subs to come out. heh

  10. voodoomage Said,

    January 28, 2008 @ 12:40 pm

    Noe FTW… she is just plain more fun to watch

  11. Owned4eva Said,

    January 30, 2008 @ 3:23 am

    Hiromi Is The Best Imo…Its Just This Like Feeling,

    I Hope That They Aren’t Siblings,If They Are Then Hiromo X Shin Ending Will Be Gone….

  12. rarukun Said,

    January 31, 2008 @ 5:43 am

    oh noo no more subs for my favorite anime of the season! booooo! :( hiormi, i must see more of hiromi! lol

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