At long last… the final episode of true tears! This post would’ve been up earlier if not for Kane’s Wrath + me looping a certain scene in the episode nearly 20 times.
At the hospital’s rooftop, Jun asks Shin, why does Noe not cry. Shin answers, “self-suggestion”. Jun can’t forgive Shin for his actions, and asks him to leave, which Shin obliges. Jun returns to Noe’s hospital room, and finds her awake. Noe apologizes for making him worry, but Jun tells her it’s his fault for taking such actions.
The following day, Jun meets up with Hiromi, and admits that he doesn’t like her at all, not even a bit.
At school, Shinichiro is the center of attraction for his achievements as a dancer, when Hiromi walks him to him, with a serious face, and asks him to stop by at her room after school. Accepting the invititation, Shin is surprised when Hiromi drinks from the same cup that he drank. Shin comments she’s a bit strange, causing Hiromi to realize it herself and she kicks him out. After he leaves, Hiromi says to herself that her tears aren’t beautiful, and she’s slowly turning in to a terrible girl.
It’s another day and Shinichiro has just returned home. Mr. Nakagami tells him he’s just in time for a call, and Shin takes the call, which is from a publishing company in Tokyo, asking him to send his works again. After the call ends, Shin asks his father when does he cry. His father answers, “When you heart is shaken.”
Hiromi comes visiting at the same time as well, and she tells Shin about her true feelings, about how she’s been in love with him all this while, never giving it up, but in exchange she really hated the obstacles, so she asks Shin to properly face them both and give them a real answer so she can accept it. Shin replies that Hiromi has never been uncool. After those words, Shin finally makes a move, grabbing the picture book and heads out, while Hiromi waits for him.
Shin heads for the hospital and passes the book to Noe, but she doesn’t want to accept it, so Shin decides to throw it away. Noe asks where is he throwing it away, and Shin answers, “At the place beside the sea where Jibeta chose not to fly.” Noe is surprised that he knows about it. In the meanwhile, Mrs. Nakagami visits Hiromi at her room, bringing her some food, and comments that waiting really takes up energy, to which Hiromi thanks her.
Shin’s at the sea, making paper airplanes of the pages, when Noe appears and picks up the pages that are lying on the beach. Shin and Noe head for a nearby bus stand, and Noe finally reads the picture book, but the last page is missing. Shin is flustered, but Noe replies that she’ll imagine the ending herself. Shin finally tells Noe that he loves Hiromi, but the reason that he finished the book was because of her, and even though he loves Hiromi, but his heart is shaken when he sees her. Noe replies that as long as Shin believes that she can fly, the thought will become her wings. Both of them finally part with each other… with Shin singing Noe’s trademark song. Noe still doesn’t shed a tear.
Finally, Shinichiro heads for Hiromi’s room, but finds her missing, rushing out to look for her. He catches her wandering at the bamboo forest.
Hiromi: “Did you show Isurugi-san the picture book?”
Hiromi: “I also wanted to see it.”
Shin: “Go out with me.”
Shin: “Go out with me!”
Shin: “I can show it to you at any time, since we’ll be next to each other forever.”
Hiromi: ” ‘Next to each other forever’… what’s that? It’s like a proposal already. I haven’t even okay’ed us going out together.”
(Shin’s thoughts, “I’ve always wanted to wipe your tears. Finally, I can do so now.”)
*Shin hugs Hiromi.*
Hiromi: “Ah.. snow.”
Time jumps to spring, and life goes on for everyone. Noe has made her own friends. Hiromi is getting better at her basketball. Miyokichi and Ai are getting along with each other well. Finally, the episode ends with Noe standing at the chicken coop, and she finally manages to shed tears.
Woo-hoo! Hiromi End for the win! I’m both happy and relieved that the series has finally ended. true tears has been one heck of a show, and it’s one of the ones recently that has made me gotten so involved in it.
I’ll add my thoughts and stuff later. For now, I’m just gonna go to bed, and have happy dreams.
For the Noe supporters, don’t fret. At least she’s able to move on forward. And she brought two people in love together. She even made real friends too!