Well, I’ve been reindulging myself in the sinful pleasure that is Honey and Clover. Truly, classics are the best. Gotta thank my part-time job of reviewing manga to get me back in to the mood to watch it (just had to review the first volume of Hachikuro by Viz Media).
Coming back to it after a year later and feeling way more mature, both physically and emotionally, it really does frighten me somewhat on how much Honey and Clover gets me emotionally involved with the characters, especially with Mayama and Takemoto, where in I see myself a lot in each of them, in different ways. It does make me wonder… will I be like that in a few more years time? Every time I rewatch this show, I gain a much needed appreciation of my own youth.
Truthfully though, what gets in to me the most are the women of Honey and Clover, mainly the painful loves between Mayama towards Rika, and Yamada towards Mayama. Yamada is definitely the character of Honey and Clover I can’t forget the most, and I definitely would’ve join in the Yamada bodyguard club if I had the chance myself too. But is it evil of me…. as I find her the most attractive when she pines for Mayama? I can really empathize with Nomiya’s feelings as he drives her back to the Shinkansen station in the 3rd episode of H&C II, when he wishes for her to come crying in to his arms. Can such despicable feelings truly be called love?
Ahhh… I guess Mayama’s right when he says that women turn more beautiful when they’re in love but men however….. well, he’s the best example I guess.