On the day that Haruka leaves the hospital, Takayuki, Shinji, and her father come to pick her up. As their car is pulling out away, Haruka notices someone on the rooftop of the hospital, so she stops the car and gets out. Shinji, who had been on his phone moments earlier, tells Takayuki to turn on his cell phone, and Takayuki realizes that he has a message from Mitsuki. She is leaving this town, and in the message, she says that she’ll keep her promise some day and asks him to let her have the ring for a little longer. Even without hearing the message, Haruka senses that Mitsuki was on the rooftop of the hospital, and she comforts Takayuki by talking about how Mitsuki is their most cherished friend. Two weeks later, Haruka wakes up after having a nightmare about the day of her accident, and she finds that Takayuki is already at her home to pick her up for a date. In her rush to get downstairs, she trips and falls, but fortunately he catches her. As the couple watch Akane leave for swim club activities, Haruka worries because she feels at fault for Akane not devoting herself to her practicing. Takayuki, however, disagrees and tells her to trust in Akane.

In town, Haruka is still sensitive to the sound of cars, so Takayuki reassures her that it’s okay and helps her when it’s time to cross the street. As they walk past a storefront display of appliances, Takayuki momentarily stops because he sees a particular microwave, but when Haruka asks him if there’s something he wants, he claims it’s nothing and the two move on. The pair then head to the bookstore where Haruka gets a study guide, and Takayuki recalls how they had met here once before in the past. Back then, Haruka had run away from him, and she admits now that she was really surprised at the time. She tries to say that she’s liked him since then, however Haruka unintentionally raises her voice and embarrasses herself by letting everyone around them hear her. Afterwards, the two visit the aquarium, but when they get inside, Takayuki suddenly gets a flashback of Mitsuki. Because of this, he hugs Haruka and tells her all about how he came with Mitsuki, how he felt after the accident, and how Mitsuki had supported him, giving up her own dreams in the process.

When they get back to Takayuki’s apartment, Haruka asks him if he loves Mitsuki. He admits that he does, and Haruka feels that she does too. Before the two can have an intimate moment together though, Takayuki’s phone rings with a call from his boss asking him to come in to work early. Instead of agreeing to go right away, Takayuki says he needs an hour, and he tells Haruka that she’s most important to him right now. He then walks her home and runs off to work. Later that night, as she’s studying, Haruka remembers all the fun times she had together with her friends back before the accident. Akane then comes in to check on her and reveals that she saw Takayuki while he was working. Haruka feels bad that Takayuki spent the day with her despite having to work afterwards because he knew that she still has trouble going out into the city by herself. When Akane comments on how Takayuki has changed for the better since Haruka was released from the hospital, Haruka zones out thinking about him. Takayuki then calls Haruka, so Akane leaves her sister alone.

Takayuki and Haruka go on many more dates in the days to come, including one at the amusement park. Takayuki even stays over at the Suzumiya house for dinner afterwards, and it’s clear that Haruka’s parents enjoy having him around. When they go on a movie date, Takayuki ends up sleeping through it, but once it’s over, he invites Haruka to go out with him the following day too. Haruka is reluctant because she has to go to the hospital for a checkup, however she agrees to go out with him after the visit. Takayuki insists on coming with her to the hospital too, and he accompanies her there the next day. The doctor ends up telling Haruka that everything is fine, and when she asks about Haruka’s personal life, Haruka explains how Takayuki came because he was worried about her even though she told him he didn’t need to come. When Haruka emerges from the doctor’s office, Takayuki is relieved to learn that she is fine, and for their subsequent date, he buys them train tickets to Shiratsuka Station. Haruka nearly dozes off on the ride there, so Takayuki gives her a shoulder to lean on.

Upon arriving at the station, Takayuki brings out the meat pie that he made for her, and Haruka realizes that this was the reason Takayuki had been looking at that microwave in that store window. He calls this an anniversary of the meat pie she made for him, and he’s relieved that she finds his pie delicious. The two stay at the station reminiscing about their past, and the conversation soon turns to Haruka’s trying to go to college and becoming a picture book author. In talking about his own dreams, Takayuki says that he wants to find proper employment and support Haruka. He wants to be with her and doesn’t want to let her go anymore, and when he sees the sad look on her face, he hugs her. As the two are about to board the train home, Haruka suddenly lets go of Takayuki’s hand, lets him get on the train by himself, and suggests that they say goodbye to each other. Before Takayuki can respond, the door closes between then, and the train leaves without Haruka.


Okay, so let me get this straight. It’s been a long time since I watched KimiNozo, but I remember that reliable was not how you’d describe Takayuki. Now that he has become reliable though, Haruka feels either suffocated by it, or she’s uncomfortable with how deeply he’s devoting his life to her, so she breaks up with him. Is this where I say he should have stayed with Mitsuki?

All things considered, this was a rather uneventful episode. The animation wasn’t bad, and I loved the music, but I was definitely expecting/hoping for more drama. In that regard, unfortunately, Mitsuki was more or less taken out of the picture from the beginning, and Haruka and Takayuki ended up getting along so well together until the end. That made this episode feel like an extended epilogue of the main story (that’s already over) with a couple of minor areas of conflict to get ironed out before the final end. And that might be exactly what the producers were going for, but I can’t help but think that there’s potential for so much more. Of course, I’ll still watch the rest of the episodes, the second of which is due out in February, and hope they can surprise me in a good way (maybe Haruka won’t end up with Takayuki).


  1. Seeing they went with the public opinion since many people hated Mitsuki especially how the two ended together in season 1. With the Haruka path it looks like most of our wishes have come true…

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  2. WHAT WHAT WHAT? Kimiga 2nd season? Good thing they part at the first episode. The third there will be a glory reunion lol. Now my suffer has come to an end. Good animation by the way, looks HD.

  3. Argh, I hate this time between the episodes being released. Not that I’m a fan of Kimi ga Nozumo Eien (I’m not a fan of such tragic and sad anime), but as this OVA takes a different path from the game and “might” have a “good” ending it’s definitely something I’ll take a look at.

  4. Told you guys.
    I’m not sure why everyone says that Haruka didn’t have a good ending in the previous KGNE, Just because she didn’t end up with the guy it doesn’t mean that it was a horrible ending. Honestly if you revisit the series you could tell that their relationship from the beginning was a bit off, more on his part than hers. I was glad he chose Mitsuki and he better end up going back to her by the end of this one >.> their relationship is much more interesting.

  5. @all people asking if this is an alternative telling or a direct sequel to the first series:
    As KGNE is based on a visual novel the animators have different “paths” they can decide on and this time they’ve decided on a different one than in the series. However the things happening before the OVA are quite the same as in the series.
    Btw, the game can be bought here: (WARNING, 18+ CCONTENT!)

  6. As it was said before, all this does is use the Haruka path insted of the Mitsuki path that the series used. So in the end he’ll be with Haruka. Unless they just wanna give you more d0rama and still have him with Mitsuki, but I doubt it.

    I for one liked Mitsuki more. Sorry to any Haruka fans, but for me her and takayuki just don’t click. He always liked Mitsuki from the start, but Haruka is a kind, sweet, and good looking girl that he ended up liking her also. You have to remember that in the original had it not been for what Mitsuki did after the accident that helped him get out of his massive depression and so on, he probably would’ve ended up dead or locked up in a psych-word etc.

    So for me, after all she did and so on, I just really liked Mitsuki more. I don’t think i’ll be watching this OVA, but I’ll fallow the blog for it, just to see how it goes.

  7. Two reasons that I might now watch the OVA:

    1) If it is not in the mature tone as the previous one I am not interested. That means that there should be sex and deep moral questions that shake the characters to their core.

    2) If he ends up with Haruka then fuck this anime. Mitsuki broke her damn back to help him.

  8. @dan

    I agree, like I said, Mitsuki did so much for him. For me the choice is clear. Yeah he felt guilt for what happend to Haruka, indirectly. But after 3 years I think anyone would’ve moved on really. But then we wouldn’t have had a show if there wasn’t any complicated left over feelings or whatever like in the series to test his feelings for Mitsuki.

  9. @GP

    I agree with you, it was obvious that he did not like Haruka from the beginning. It seemed as though he was more attracted to Mitsuki when they were younger. I’m keeping my eye on this OVA incase they do decide to pair him up with Mitsuki at the end.

  10. @Marilori

    Yeah, but that’s not all, as said even after Harukas accident Mitsuki helped him and did so much for him. I just respect and like her even more for all that.

    But since it’s been said this fallows the Haruka path (or maybe it doesn’t?) then there will be no Mitsuki.

    Although Haruka is a good character, I just don’t like the overlly shy and quiet ones. Though when she’s older she’s not like that anymore. I’m still drawn to the Mitsuki types.

  11. For those of us who were wondering how the creators could insert drama given this was originally called the “Haruka Route” I believe we’ve got our answer.

    Mitsuki fans please consider this: Both of the girls were very lovable in the original series; becoming a fan of either was very understandable, but only one could have Takayuki, it could have gone either way but Taka chose Mitsuki, in her own right she deserved it for reasons stated in so many discussions already done before… I agree, to a certain point it was a “happy ending” for all.

    But what about Haruka? Up to the middle of the series I thought I would be fine whoever he chose, but Haruka’s performance at the last two episodes really got to me; she showed incredible strength trying to recover so she could ask Taka to stay with her and even more so when she let him go… This is a girl who didn’t do anything wrong, fate just decided to fuck up her life and stole everything from her. It takes incredible strength to accept that and be able let go of the past, thus I became a Haruka fan.

    IMHO both of them deserved to end up with Takayuki. Mitsuki got her ending, it’s taken years but finally now it’s Haruka’s turn to become happy. If you can’t accept it you don’t have to, this is an alternate ending after all. If Takayuki does not end up with Haruka at the end of the series then fuck this anime, the writers are too cruel.

  12. @ CooKie
    well said completely agree with you.

    Also Mitsuki fans should remember that although she did good things for takumi, she did several bad things in the series (ex. screw her best frends BF, willing to screw any random guy).

    I personally think Takumi should be alone >_

  13. Makes sense for why Haruka decided to dump Takayuki. Dumb sense maybe, but there’s a reasonable amount of logic behind it.

    Mitsuki abandoned her dream for Takayuki, and Takayuki seems to be heading down that line for Haruka. While he’s not quite abandoning his dreams (Cause he doesn’t have any!), he’s willing to suffer for her sake. If everything he does is support her, it’d be selfish of her to just let him do that. He has a nice, stable job at the restaurant, yet he’s willing to leave that behind for Haruka. While that’s a good thing in some ways, Haruka obviously feels like he’s done so much for her and she’s done so little for him.

    It’d probably be best to avoid even talking about Mitsuki vs Haruka. No matter how well-behaved we are, it’ll lead to flames and unnecessary arguments.

  14. Incidentally, I haven’t received my copy of the DVD yet, but apparently the booklet included with it confirms it as 4 episodes, not 3. There was some confusion about that beforehand, but the catalog numbers also suggested 4. Not that it makes a huge difference, I suppose, but there you have it…

    The booklet apparently also suggests that…Show Spoiler ▼

  15. @Raz
    Thanks, I just had to let it out lol 🙂

    I agree with Selic, let’s not discuss the bad sides of Haruka and Mitsuki… It’s bad for everyone’s health. Check the Animesuki forums for all the the gory details (if you thought Asa vs Kaede in Shuffle generated heated debate… whew!)

  16. i prefer Mitsuki over Haruka anytime of the day and wanted to cry for poor Mitsuki here, she gave up so much just to be with the one she loves yet in the end she’s the one with the most tragic ending (by the looks of it on the OVA). Honestly the reason why this OVA was made in the first place was to satisfy the HarukuxTakayuki fans and i think they should’ve just done this in one episode instead of a three part OVA. It looks like the producers wants to force some drama into the OVA just to make it a lil bit more interesting by making Hauku unhappy about Takayuki, even though he is soo much better in here then his jerk-self in the series. I mean, everything is soo forced, like why the hell is Haruku bitching about her happy ending , she obviously have her man back and he’s more devoted to her then EVER!! WTF does she want???? Haraku looked like she would’ve had a better future without Takayuki judging by the serie’s ending, but whatever, hope Mitsuki can find happiness with another 🙁

  17. You know, you can’t use the “slept with her best friends BF” argument with Mitsuki as something she did wrong. Simply for the fact that Haruka was in a coma for how long after that? It had to already be 2 out of the 3 years from the way it looked. There was no solid proof that Haruka was going to wakeup soon.

    When does someone stop being a BF anyways? Would it have been better if Takayuki stayed depressed about Haruka and “never” moved on with his life out of the guilt he had? Yeah he was harukas BF but 3 YEARS had passed, she could’ve just as easily stayed in a coma for 10 years or something. When is it time to move on with your life? For me what Mitsuki did in regards to Haruka wasn’t wrong at all. She didn’t want it to happen but her love for Takayuki and the love he had for her originally before he went out with Haruka took over and they hooked up.

    Also about her sleeping with someone else, they had broke up at that point and she was drunk/wasted and also feeling depressed. It happens, specially in a “soap opera” type show, but I saw it as a good test of their love for each other. And the way it ended in the series was good for me really, though I would’ve liked to see how Takayuki and Mitsuki where doing after, but we only got a info on Haruka and her sister really.

    If they do have more Mitsuki in the next episode, I dunno, I suppose just for the drama? IF it is just the Haruka path as people are saying, it’s pretty clear that he’ll end up with Haruka. But if they just wanna test/stretch it out a bit more and still have him with Mitsuki, it’d be interesting to see how they do it.

  18. ah, brings me back. the days when i had sat and watched the whole series. the countless nights i had been stricken with depression. the hellish urges i was forced to suppress and endure. i always loathed how the ending was brought about; especially with mitsuki, it was great until my hopes for haruka was threshed. Now my only hopes for this series is to see an eventful closing given to both (mr. hero & haruto >RAWR

  19. @Garet, WTF?! how dare you label me in with Kaede (she does bring out the evil in me and i like it, but…) fans. i adore and worship Haruka, however that does not mean i am a fan of Kaede, because I am not. Haruka and Asa! ;3

  20. Haruka-route or not, I’d like a Mitsuki ending. MitsukixTakayuki are so much better as a couple.

    Something I don’t understand. So, Takayuki loves Mitsuki but she’s left so it’s ok to go on dates with Haruka and so on?
    I can’t believe the next episode is so far away. I can’t wait to see what happens.

  21. Oh dear, not this overrated show again lol.

    Good old bitchy Mitsuki, a girl that hardly feels any conscious at all for her friends near death due to her fault in the first place does not deserve sympathy from me.

  22. ppl need to put this situation in real life, then they need to understand how each character feels, and how if they were in that situation, how they would react. Then, they can understand what the script writer for the game and anime is trying to do.

  23. My interpretation for this situation, Haruka likes the Takayuki from 3 years back. But the takayuki that she sees now is not the same. So she gets depression/anxiety/guilt attacks when she is thinking of him, and feels that she does not know him and is not suited for him. She also feels inferior/guilty to him, seeing as he gives so much time to her that he is so tired and falls asleep in the cinema, and feels she is a burden. Thus she feels that her love for him does not match his for her, and thus leaves him at the station after the pie. Now its up to Takayuki to show that he can accept her as she is/ get her to know the him now/ show that she can still do things for him instead of being one-sided love and thus feel more self-respect…etc to get together for the good end and end the show.

  24. @Abby

    I’m with you there 100%


    What are you talking about exactly? How is Harukas accident Mitsukis fault? Or for that matter how is it Takayukis fault? It’s an “accident” because it just happend to her and is no ones fault, expect maybe the drivers. Had Mitsuki and Takayuki not stopped to buy the ring maybe Haruka would never have been hit, but you never know what will happen in the future.

    And saying she doesn’t feel anything for her friends accident, again, where do you see that? She visited often just like Takayuki did, hell she helped her get with him in the first place even though she loved the guy. There is no question about her friendship at all. The fact her and takayuki got together in the series doesn’t in anyway show that she’s backstabbed haruka. You have to remember they got together after 2 or so years of Haruka being in a coma. How can anyone blame them? They both loved each other from the start, the original tv series made that clear.

    If you where going out with someone for a month at best, the tv series never gives us an exact time frame but he didn’t go out with Haruka for that long really, I’d say 2 months tops. And then she’s in a coma for 3 YEARS! When do you decide it’s ok to move on with your life? And if you do, can anyone blame you for doing it? I can understand if you’re married to the other person, but a simple and short HS relationship isn’t the same.

    I myself would’ve moved on after a bit of time, just like Takayuki finally did (with alot of help from Mitsuki, she saved his life really). No one blames them, and even though Akane is made, she even understands it herself.

  25. Is everyone crazy? The last episode of the first season, Haruka parted ways with Takayuki and he walked away crying. Haruka left the hospital and after that several years past and she made a book and it got published. Mitsuki and Takayuki read her book and was touched by it.Then at the very end they show Haruka by the tree where she and Takayuki first became a couple. How in the world did they make a new season that’s totally off the time line? Can someone please tell me?

  26. @yahiko03

    Like people have been saying, they’re using the Haruka path, or what looks like it anyways, don’t know how it will end (if they don’t somehow get him back with Mitsuki again). That means that the stuff in the last episode of the tv series doesn’t happen in this OVA. It’s basically an alternate universe thing.

    And although it’s the Haruka path, that means he’ll end up with her, again, you don’t know what the writers will do.

    It’s been very long, and I don’t think they’re just doing this to make any unhappy Haruka fans happy. But w/e. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I always liked and will always like Mitsuki more.

  27. Possible spoiler from the game(from Wikipedia)

    Show Spoiler ▼

  28. Oh no….no no no…no way am I gonna watch this again….uh uh….I’m not going to make myself cry watching this again………………….maybe….maybe I’ll just dump this serious somewhere in my stack of dvds once it finished airing…maybe…

  29. @Garet
    That’s a gross over-generalization. Haruka and Kaede are VERY different. The only similarity between them is they both had their love unrequited. How they handled that was worlds apart.

    Also, everyone please bear in mind no one is taking away the Mitsuki ending. If anything, I read somewhere that the director (or was it the writer?) has stated that the Mitsuki ending is the one to be considered canon. Hence we have Akane Maniax and Muvluv which were follow-ups to that ending.

    Where does that leave this OVA? Who knows. As GP stated, this could very much be just fanservice to appease those who preferred Haruka. Personally I don’t mind; I’ll take an animated Haruka ending anyway I can lol. And no, Kaede was not my favorite in Shuffle, I’m still torn between Sia and Nerine, though I would love it if they animate the endings for all the other girls but that’s another story.

    Damn, the flame wars have begun (Prepares buckets of water, but fears it’s nowhere near enough) lol 😀

  30. when did Mitsuki become god? It’s not her fault for what happened to Haruka “it sucks for Haruka and I feel for her” it would be like you meeting an old friend at a McDonalds and chatting them up for 10 minutes “which would make them leave later than the would have originally” and them getting into an accident on the way home, how were you suposed to know that would happen? Now if Mitsuki set Haruka up then things would be a hell of a lot different, I’m not a Haruka fan but she’s earned my respect it has to be devastating to do what she did and be strong enough to stick with it. What i want to know is why people aren’t blaming Takayuki for not owning up to his feelings and going with Mitsuki from the get go.

    What he did was lame everyone makes mistakes and should be given a second chance “most of the time.” I rarely hear people adressing Takayuki’s fault, it’s mostly Mitski’s a whore or Haruka is SoL

  31. @CooKie: I guess it WAS an over-generalization, but because the general situation between Mitsuki and Asa was very similar, that’s why I brought it up lol.

    But to clarify one thing: if you think that Haruka and Kaede are different just because Kaede reacted aggressively in her situation, then I believe you don’t know the real Kaede. Players of the original game of Shuffle! and Really? Really! knew that Kaede was never a yandere(the slight flashes of “Black-Kaede” in Really? Really! were parodies). The Kaede in the anime was simply a twisted image of her that was never in her character(Hence the huge flaming incident on Navel website that eventually shutted the system down). She may be obsessed when things are related to Rin, but she was never, never a yandere.

    And I also disagree to those who would say that I shouldn’t relate the game because most people had only watched the anime. Shuffle! the anime is an adaption from the original game. In this case because it is based on a visual novel that has multiple endings, I do not blame the production staff for inserting creative episodes to make the story-telling more interesting. But not so much to the point where they completely changed a character’s setting simply to have her function as a drama device. It is becaused of this that even the original creators of Shuffle! eventually voiced their disagreements by making Really? Really!

  32. @Garet
    I see your point. I wasn’t able to get the Shuffle game (though I did read that Kaede in the game was a lot more gentle) but since we are comparing animes I said anime Haruka and anime Kaede are very different (again I don’t know about how Haruka was like in the game, damn I really need to go to Japan to get all of these games lol).

    Also, If I had to draw parallels between the two shows (again I’m referring to their anime adaptations, forgive me this will probably be the last time lol) If Sia and Nerine were able to accept “defeat” and be graceful about it (like Haruka) and Kaede was the one who went ballistic at the thought of Rin liking Asa, who was it in Kiminozo that reacted similarly (as in going ballistic in her own way) when Bakayuki appeared to be “slipping away”? Let me clarify as well I’m not condemning any of them for their actions… I consider it all to be very realistic human-like reactions. Haha no need to add flames here let’s keep it at a civilized discussion lol 🙂

  33. The big difference between Shuffle & Kimi is Kimi is tragic while shuffle is more of a generic harem anime “not saying it’s bad” you feel for the characters in Kimi while the girls of shuffle are not even on the same level. Kaede wanted to act more like a sister to Rin throught most of the series “excluding the flashbacks & the Asa relationship” and not push for a deeper relationship, IMO she didn’t deserve Rin because of what she did when they were younger. if it was me i could have forgiven her but I would never have had anything more than casule sex because of it. You can sleep with someone whose hurt you in the past but the relationship is never the same even if you work things out it’s always there in the back of the persons mind. This goes back to the Takayuki type delema Kaede saw what was happening with all these girls taking their shots at winning Rin and she sat back and watched. She didn’t even really make her move till near the end and it seemed a little forced by forced i mean there wasen’t really any lead in to crazy mode “well not enough” it was more BAM WTF and it was really just kinda pitiful.

    I keep picturing Kaede like Penny from Zatch Bell XD

  34. I never blamed Mitsuki for anything, I really like her and respect her for everything she did to help Takayuki.

    As for why he didn’t fess up right at the start about liking Mitsuki in HS and went with Haruka anyways, I dunno, it’s probably because Haruka isn’t a bad girl either *shrug*.

    As far as what he does after she wakesup I can understand it cuz he wants to help out of guilt, though it just servs to complicate things. I’d also go back and help a person I was close with like that, but I wouldn’t take it to the extent that they did in the series where they’re lying to her all the time. I finally felt good when Akane broke down and spilled the beans to haruka about her being in a coma for 3 years. Yeah the doc says not to, but come on, it’s not easy on anyone to do that day in and day out.

  35. The booklet apparently also suggests that…Hide Spoiler ▲
    …we can expect to see more Mitsuki in the next episode

    Aww. Oh well.

    This is Haruka’s story anyway, so I think we can expect a Haruka ending.

  36. We can expect it, but what if the writers go back to Mitsuki anyways? Compared to what happens in the game, this OVA already has one (imo) big change to the story. So even though it looks like Harukas path, we’ll have to wait and see.

  37. @Garet:

    I much prefer Asa to Kaede, and I know what Kaede is like in the game. With that, I still dislike Mitsuki (honestly I’m rather neutral to Haruka but I do prefer her to Mitsuki).

  38. @GP

    I guess I’m just hoping, that since we had Mitsuki’s ending already, then animating Haruka’s now would be more “fair”.

    I’d feel like having watched it was a bit of waste of time if we get Mitsuki’s ending again, but that’s just my problem I guess.

  39. The original series had *a* Mitsuki ending but it wasn’t really Mitsuki’s route from the game, more like a combination of several routes.

    This new OVA series is 99.9% likely to have a Haruka ending, obviously, and that’s certainly fair.

    But maybe there’ll be some Takayuki x Mitsuki drama in order to set up the “final” choice. I just hope they don’t go overboard in that direction, however, even though Mitsuki fans should know she’s almost certainly not going to “win” this one.

  40. I was hoping they leave the ending of first season where Takayuki stay with Mitsuki but having them all being best friends again. I like both Mitsuki and Haruka, but if i have to choose I still pick Mitsuki not only because I prefer anime stay on path, but I just like Mitsuki a bit more. I always hate anime that try to change endings, for good or bad what’s done is done don’t try to change it, they should just continue the ending of first season but give us the next part of storyline where all 4 of them becomes best friend again. I know they had their problems but you know what, good friends can only happen by chance of fate, never can be asked or be given.

  41. I don’t know what to think about this…
    Maybe these episodes will explain what happened before the ‘ending’ of the series??
    Because if I remember correctly, in the end Haruka DID become a picture book author. And Akane was a pro swimmer…AND in the end there was a poster in a library that was about Haruka’s book, and Takayuki (or I think it was him) was dressed in a business suit and was walking by the store and saw it, then smiled…

    Soooooooo…what is exactly this series?

  42. Haruka on her own can’t support this show. As you’ve seen by episode 1 of this OVA, it’s more wtf? And not like the original with drama and love etc.

    So is this her path? Maybe it is, but like most have said, the Mitsuki ending in the series wasn’t her real ending in the game, maybe they wanna draw it out more and do her real ending? Will this make Haruka fans mad? Probably, but it’s been 3 years, I figure if they’ve been mad all this time then they need to move on/grow up.

    I’m not saying Haruka isn’t a good female character, but she’s pretty low on the drama side compared to what the other two went through. Yeah she was in a coma for 3 years, but in the end she got her dream didn’t she? She’s a book writer which is what she always wanted to be. On the other hand Mitsuki gave so much up to support Takayuki out of her love for him. Does Haruka give anything up? And before you say “3 years!”, that wasn’t by her own choice.

    How people can hate Mitsuki is weird in my mind, any girl that would stick around with you in that pathetic depressed, almost souicidal state for 3 years giving up her own dreams gets all of my respect. You have no right to call her a bitch or anything else, because if you do, that’s just the blind fanboy speaking.

  43. did mitsuki end up with takayuki during the 1st season? can’t seem to remember anymore if so how did haruka’s path start? seem like they just jump to the end without really explaining anything… anyone mind explaining this? in details if possible tnx

  44. After re-watching the first season, I find myself not hating Mitsuki anymore. I practically don’t care whoever Takayuki ends up with; and I can finally understand the dilemma, troubles, and saddness Takayuki, Haruka and Mitsuki were going through. Mitsuki deserves Takayuki because she’s done so much more for him, but Haruka, on the other hand, is so innocent and..well Takayuki said it himself that he just couldn’t leave her alone. I feel sympathy for all three characters.

    Now that an OVA’s out, and it seems like its going the Haruka-direction, I suppose its a different ending from that of the first season.

  45. What is this crap? I LOVED KGnE. How could they do this to me? 🙁 If they’re going the haruka path, there’s no way I’m going to waste time or money for this. We already got our ending. Now you’re going to go back and change the rules?

    To those who want a haruka ending to be ‘fair’, how about we go and make alternate endings for every single anime with multiple choices to be ‘fair’? Give me a break. This is why you buy the game, or write fanfiction.

    Poor Mitsuki. After all the hell she’s gone through over the years, they do this to her… The ultimate slap in the face. Don’t worry Mitsuki, I’ll treat you better than that loser.

  46. @JustinStrife

    I agree with you, but I can also understand why they’d wanna do a OVA. It’s not a new tv series, OVA’s often retell/alternate things from their tv series counter parts.

    But if people look at what has been shown in this ep so far, and how it differs from the Haruka path (just one small thing, but I think it’s a key), then maybe they’re not going to give us a Haruka enidng?

    Maybe they just wanna show how the Takayuki x Mitsuki pair is better. The tv series Mitsuki ending isn’t the one from the game as has been said. So who knows, we’ve got 3eps to go. And it looks like we’ll have more Mitsuki in OVA ep2. In the Haruka path I think once Mitsuki leaves she doesn’t show up again until AFTER Harukas ending. So if this is the case, then that’s yet another change. We’ll have to wait and see.

  47. @Xamario:

    I disagree. I don’t think Mitsuki will show up as the “final choice” element, because you have to look at what her role is in this OVA. And remember, at the beginning of this episode, about Mitsuki mentioning that she will one day keep her promise and return the ring. So it’s unlikely that Mitsuki will be a “rival” for Haruka in any sense.

    However, I think Mitsuki will be important, because she is the one character in this show who understands Takayuki and his motivations more than anyone else. And yes, that statement includes even Haruka. My hunch is that Mitsuki will be the one to finally bring everyone back together again, through returning the ring, talking with Haruka one more time, and making her peace with Takayuki.

    So with that said, my guess is that Mitsuki won’t show up until later in the series, when her role as the reconcillator becomes more important.

  48. By the way, if my predictions about the show (shown above) sounds cliche… that’s because they are. Honestely, I don’t think they’ll do an alternative universe ending for KGNE, just to have the same ending with the same girl, so I’m 99% sure that Haruka will be the girl in the end. And unfortunately, as sweet and lovable as Haruka is, she is also not a character who can carry the drama (like GP said).

    Haruka is too transparent, and her personality is too predictable. She is EVERYTHING you’d ever want in a girlfriend, but she is also NOTHING you’d ever want in a feature actress to drive a drama. I agree with what a lot of people have already said: Mitsuki is the girl who really drives the drama in the TV series. It was the relationship and the tension between her and Takayuki that makes KGNE so good to watch.

    For better or for worse, Haruka’s most important function in KGNE was to serve as the personification for the tension between Mitsuki and Takayuki, and when she let Takayuki go in the end, it also symbolizes the resolution of everything between Mitsuki and Takayuki and a new start for them. She’s a great supporting actress, but she’s ultimately still a supporting actress.

  49. It’s not so much a matter of fairness I guess. But we already had the Mitsuki story told to us and it looks like it’s Haruka’s turn.

    Maybe you guys would be interested, but I don’t think I’d want another TakayukixMitsuki story. It’d feel like a waste of time to me, since we already had one.

    In any case I have no interest in getting in an argument, I’m just stating my opinion.

  50. Ok guys, I’ve been wrong it seems. I asked a friend who knwos about the game and so on.

    This OVA isn’t the Haruka path from the “main” story of the game. What this OVA is, is Harukas AFTER STORY.

    Each of the 3 girls have one, Haruka, Mitsuki and Akane. Basically they’re little extra stories that happen AFTER the end of the main game story. This OVA thus works off of Harukas ending in the main story and thus has NO RELATION to the KGNE TV Series.

    It’s a sequel to an alternate ending more or less. This after stories are new from what i’m told and are going to be a part of the re-release of the KGNE game. If this OVA sells good, and fans want it, we might get the other 2 after stories animated also. But only time will tell.

  51. wow/// WOW… The trauma..! the Drama..! the author is truly a sadist man… I wish it end already but now this…?! And we have to wait months before the next episode.! Are you Freaken kidding me!… might as well continue with my happy life.. this got me into deep slump…very long…

  52. what just happened? i thought they were really gonna get together and this is how the first ova ends?

    dang i guess i saw that coming since they have to put a little conflict. it wasnt gonna be a nice ride was it?

  53. Heheh.. definitely one of the most polarizing in anime history. I mean, look at all the reaction just from this thread. I’m a fan of neither girl, but the freakin soap opera was just too irresitable.. gah. I guess I’ll just be a fan of Akane then. I’m remembering all the “Baka”-yuki name calling on animesuki…

    pagan poor
  54. I still don’t understand the ending from the tv series. It doesn’t really confirmed whether Takayuki ended up with Mitsuki or Haruka. I’ve always liked Mitsuki from the beginning of the show, even without the boy problem, and I wanted her to end up with the other guy cuz he really really like her. I was rooting for it cuz SHE was the drama and without her, the series would have been bleh. Haruka’s character was kinda like part of the background, too innocent and too sweet. That is just not possible. It was so depressing the first time I watched the series so I don’t think I’ll be watching this one but I would love to get the game. Do they have it in English?

  55. @lovely

    I’ve said this already, and to anyone else who posts without reading what others have said. This OVA is Harukas AFTER STORY. It’s got NOTHING to do with the TV Series! This OVA doesn’t overwrite the original tv series ending at all etc. In the TV Series Takayuki picks Mitsuki and they leave together, him to go work for the company HQ and she just fallows him, probably like a house wife now, dunno if she actually works.

    This Haruka OVA fallows an alternate TV Series ending, which we never actually got. Yeah it’s a bit complicated but the facts are these, the OVA and TV series are NOT related story wise.


    Mitsuki and Akane both have an AFTER STORY just like this bit from Haruka. So if this OVA sells maybe we’ll get those 2 animated also. Only time will tell.

  56. wow…. seriously… wtf.
    who ever decided that it was a good idea to make up more of this bullshit must of been on crack.
    watching the first season was painful enough… but really? more?!
    f*cking unbelievable
    excuse my outburst, but…….. seriously!!!!

  57. @lovely:

    In the original TV series, Takayuki did end up with Mitsuki. They moved away from the town and lived together somewhere else.


    If you don’t like the show, then why bother commenting on it?

    wow… seriously, wtf…

  58. @unknown

    Why did you even fucking bother to rant out crap. I’m tempted to say that you must be on crack, or even crap.

    The animators could actually fricking redeem themselves. I’ve seen it happen with ACE the game, (although they screwed themselves over with the third series). Hope this is actually better then Akanes last story. That was actually horrible. Now this one has potential.

    Sora no Kaze
  59. Personally, I welcomed this OVA from the days it was announced because it gives ‘an alternate view’ of KGNE story. I’m happy with the ending from the TV series but seeing it again from another ‘alternate universe’ is not a bad thing.

    For the story itself, as OMNI mentioned Takayuki has definitely become more ‘reliable’. I wished he was like that during the TV series. The writer sure picked a great cliffhanger to end the first episode

    I hoped that by the end of episode 3, we’ll see a worthy ending or this OVA will be meaningless (I personally vouched for TakayukixHaruka ending ^_^)

  60. @ GP

    Play the game this is based upon and watch it work. After all, this is what the thing is based upon – it is a continuation of Haruka’s ending of the game. This OVA is not connected to the KGNE anime.

  61. @Skyfall

    Did you read any of the other posts I said? I already know this isn’t connected to the TV Series and I’ve said so often. Yeah it “works” in the game, but that doesn’t change the fact that it’s the “perfect fairytail” ending and not the realistic one. Takayuki ending up with Mitsuki is more realistic and works out better. That’s why when you sit back and think about it clearlly (putting any Haruka fanboy feelings away), the Takayuki x Mitsuki ending works for the best.

  62. @ GP
    Yes, i actually did read them. And this line
    This Haruka OVA fallows an alternate TV Series ending made me believe you are firstly relating this to the TV series. This isn’t a “Alternate TV series ending” primarily – it is a continuation of the game story first and foremost.

    As for whether it works – i believe all of them do in their respective storylines … after all that is the point of the game – to explore the various relationships and interactions between the characters. Though i well realize that trying to prove to Mitsuki fans that this OVA is not the cancer of earth and actually makes sense is an exercise in futility for the most part.

  63. Did you read any of the other posts I said? I already know this isn’t connected to the TV Series and I’ve said so often. Yeah it “works” in the game, but that doesn’t change the fact that it’s the “perfect fairytail” ending and not the realistic one. Takayuki ending up with Mitsuki is more realistic and works out better. That’s why when you sit back and think about it clearlly (putting any Haruka fanboy feelings away), the Takayuki x Mitsuki ending works for the best.

    That’s just bias. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion.

  64. @ kaiZX
    Even though i did not particularly enjoy this anime i still believe i have every right to post my opinion. frankly i don’t usually post comments about anime series that i don’t like, but i had to make an exception for this. It just caught me so off gaurd to the fact that there would be any continuation of this series even if it’s AU.

    @ sora no kaze
    once again while you have your opinion, I have mine, but you don’t hear me b*tching you out for it. I am just simply stating my opinion and disagree with the fact that the continuation of the series was made. I was fine with the original ending and i wish that that series would just be left as is.

    For me Kimi ga Nozom Eien was as enjoyable as watching school days…*shudders* but at least school days didn’t have another season.. thank god (not that it would have been possible but seeing as another season of this was made i wouldn’t be surprised)

    Since i do take a mild interest in watching trainwrecks, I might watch this, there’s only 3 episodes, although i don’t know how much of the plot will really develop in 90 minutes.

  65. @Niou

    I’m not trying to deny anyone there own opinion. And it’s not bias because I don’t hate Haruka or this new alternate OVA. I’m being realistic and objective when I say that the ending in the TV series works out better. While the Haruka ending is something right outta hollywood more or less. The perfect happy ending, those just don’t happen in the real world.


    It seems we’re saying the samething but using different words. Lots of people are relating this OVA to the TV series and asking what’s going on? So to put it simply, it’s an alternate sequel to the TV series ending. How is that not wrong the way I word it? I’ve said these are after stories that fallow the game and are new. But it’s easy to understand when you say that this OVA is in an alternate universe and thus not related to the TV series. I never once said in any of my posts that this is a direct sequel to the original series.

    And i’ve pretty much said why I don’t see it working, it’s not realistic. Yeah in the game it’s “made” to work. But we’re talking fiction. Take the realistic drama and everything that’s happend and the more realistic ending/pair is with Mitsuki. But I, as you’ve said, well realize that getting haruka fans to understand that a Mitsuki ending makes more realistic sense is an exercise in futility for the most part.

  66. I’m being realistic and objective when I say that the ending in the TV series works out better. While the Haruka ending is something right outta hollywood more or less. The perfect happy ending, those just don’t happen in the real world.

    That’s also an opinion though. It’s not the absolute truth, like you seem to believe.

  67. @unknown

    That’s fine. You’re perfectly entitled to your opinion. But just because you’re entitled to your opinion, that doesn’t automatically mean that I have to accept your opinion valid or relevant.

    And in fact, I don’t. Why? Because it’s just a rant that brings nothing new to the discussion. And I find it incredibly hypocritical of you to say that you “hate this series” and yet admit that “you’ll watch it.” I didn’t like School Days, its story, and its characters, and so I stopped watching it, regardless of whether or not I have an interest in watching shows about relationship trainwrecks.

    Just as you are entitled to your opinion, so similarly I’m entitled to my own personal feelings regarding your opinions. And my feelings are this: “If you got nothing good to say, don’t say anything.” Your original message is just a rant, with very little intelligence or thought behind it, so why I do have respect it as though it’s equivalent to things that, for example, GP or Skyfail says?

  68. @Niou

    No, it’s not the absolute truth, but then neither is saying the Haruka ending is better also the absolute truth. I’m at a bit of a loss here, are you disagreeing with my opinion about why I think the Mitsuki ending works better? Or are you just disagreeing with my opinion because you think i’m somehow trying to pass it off as fact?

    Note that I did say i’m being realistic and objective, and my objective opinion while still an opinion isn’t the same as a pure “bias” fanboys subjective one.

    It’s easy to just post and try to write off my comments as being that of some “Mitsuki fanboy” but you’re not helping much. If you dissagree and think the Haruka x Takayuki pair is the better ending, please feel free to give me your objective reasons as to why. I’ve more than given enough for why I see the Mitsuki x Takayuki pair as being the better one.

    If all you can do though is sit and post about how what i’m saying is just my opinion and nothing more, well then, I can’t actually debate you there can I?

  69. I don’t really care to debate about which ending is more realistic. I don’t even have an opinion on that, since I don’t think it’s an important matter and not something I analyze when watching shows. I much rather take an in-universe view and try to see what’s more consistent or better, than compare it to what would happen in real life, because almost no fiction characters can even come close to how complex a real person is. Not to mention that everyone has different views on reality depending on what they experienced, the kind of persons they are, and where they live, among other things, so I think it’s a little silly to look at it from that angle. But that’s just me, and I’ll admit I’m guilty of what I’m denouncing right here sometimes.

    In any case, I was disagreeing not with your opinion but with the way you were phrasing it. Saying that you think MitsukixTakayuki is more realistic is perfectly fine and a valid opinion. Just as valid as believing HarukaxTakayuki is the better/more realistic ending.

    What I disagreed with is how I thought you were implying that everyone who thinks the other ending is more realistic or better, or even thinks that works out fine, is a fanboy, and “should put their feelings away and accept it/accept the truth”, isn’t fine in my eyes.

    I got “I’m right everyone else is wrong” vibes from your post, and that’s the part I disagreed with. That’s all. But do correct me if I got the wrong impression.

  70. @Niou

    No, as i’ve said, I don’t mind this OVA with it’s different view. I’ve said before that i’m not stating my opinion as fact. But pointing out why I beleave the Mitsuki pair works out for the best. Yeah I said it’s the more realistic outcome, but even in-universe as you put it, for the reasons i’ve said before, if Haruka fans “put their feelings aside” for a bit and look at it form both sides, they’ll see how it fits and works better.

    That’s where my comment was directed. Yes the show is fiction, but the material isn’t out there like other shows. The story is pretty close to realistic as you can get in a show, it’s like a soap opera but animated. But even though we’re looking at 2D characters, you can still use real world thinking. With everything that happend in the story and how Mitsuki gives up so much while Haruka on the other hand doesn’t lose her dream even with or without Takayuki, the pairing of Mitsuki x Takayuki seems more, lets use another word here, natural? normal? Or just plane makes more sense?

    Yes in the end it’s an opinion, but looking at it from both sides, and not just from a one sided “fanboy” view like most do, that’s what i’ve come to conclude. Maybe I can’t put it into words right is the problem.

  71. @kaiZX
    I never said you had to accept my opinion, I just said that I have every right to have one. When I posted my first comment, I wasn’t looking for a heated debate nor was I looking for any further discussion of this topic.

    It’s a shame that you seem to argue and disagree with my opinion and seem to think it shouldn’t be stated at all, though you’re entitled to think whatever you want just as much as I am. Since this is not a topic that I seem to take interest in, of course my comment isn’t going to be as passionate or in depth as some of the others such as GP or skyfail.

    Just because my comment opposes what others might think or say, I’m still going to post what I think regardless of how others might feel about it. So what may seem like a piece of garbage to you may mean something different for other people. Obviously everyone doesn’t have the same opinion on such subjects otherwise we wouldn’t be having this conversation.

    I don’t expect anyone to respect or even acknowledge my opinion, which is why I’m surprised you seem to take the effort to reply to my comment, when most people would have ignored it. But I was only writing that comment for my own benefit just to state my opinion.

    And as I’ve stated before I have a mild interest in trainwrecks so I MIGHT watch this. But watching these episodes would be much different now, then when I watched KGNE for the first time. When I watched KGNE I held high expectations was quite disappointed with the overall series but with watching this I have such small expectations so I can’t be disappointed. The only expectation I have is that these episodes will be worst than the original.

  72. @unknown

    You don’t get it, do you?

    My comments have absolutely nothing to do with whether I am agreeing or disagreeing with your viewpoints of the show. My comments have to do with what you wrote in that post, and ONLY IN THAT POST.

    You seem to think that I’m some sort of censor police, that I’m telling you to shut up because you don’t like the show. In fact, I don’t care about that. If you don’t like the show much, that’s fine. I see other people who have posted messages saying that this remake of KGNE simply doesn’t live up to expectations and is overhyped. Those are perfectly valid opionions. Again, I don’t mind if you express an opinion that the show sucks, and then say why. That’s the kind of post that makes for discussions.

    But I _WAS_ doing was making a very simple observation, and that observation is this: Your ORIGINAL comment (or “opinion” as you want to put it) has no substance, and is just a rant. Here’s what you wrote…

    unknown at 9:00 am on December 23rd, 2007
    “wow…. seriously… wtf.
    who ever decided that it was a good idea to make up more of this bullshit must of been on crack.
    watching the first season was painful enough… but really? more?!
    f*cking unbelievable
    excuse my outburst, but…….. seriously!!!! ”

    It was obvious that you didn’t put much effort into making an intelligent post, and you said that yourself. Ok, that is indeed your perogative. This is a fact. But then it is my perogative to point out and criticize via sarcasm that your post wasn’t much to read about. This is also a fact.

    Again, I’m not criticizing you because of your viewpoint of the show. It’s got NOTHING to do with your viewpoint of the show. I responded because of the writing of your original post, which I find to be silly and unimaginative. Again, it was just a rant. That was what I thought, and I said it out loud.

    As I said in my post last night, you’re free to post whatever messages you want to post. So if you want to say something, go for it. I can’t stop you because, I agree, that is your right.

    But then on the other hand, I am equally entitled to criticize whatever you want to post, because I am just as free as you are to post whatever messages I want.

    Freedom of speech cut both ways.

  73. @GP

    I definitely agree that the MitsukixTakayuki pair was a more realistic, consistent ending for the game.

    But I’m sure in TakayukixHaruka’s route, their ending is the most realistic, consistent one. It all depends on the buildup as I see it. And since the buildup was geared to MitsukixTakayuki in the anime, then their ending was the better, more credible one.

    But had they animated Haruka’s ending instead, I’m sure it’d be their ending that would look like it’d work better. Just my two cents anyway, and thanks for taking your time to explain what you meant.

  74. I honestly don’t think that arguing which ending is more “realistic” in the game is going to bear any fruit at all. As much as anyone would like to claim objectivity in this case, i don’t think that is possible at all. Like it or not, our opinions are influenced by many factors (preferences between Haruka and Mitsuki not excluded), our personalities and life experiences. Add to the fact that whether something is objective is a subjective conclusion, and it really is a moot point to claim universal objectivity in such a matter … the subject is not as simple as arguing that grass is indeed green.

    Depending on the choices Takayuki (you) make in the game, events unfold in different ways. In such it makes sense for him to end up with Mitsuki in her path, much like it makes sense from him to end up with Haruka on her path, and so forth … claiming otherwise is more likely to be biased in favor of some character. In the game path this OVA continues him ending up with Haruka is the reality. Just because one doesn’t like it because of his preferences doesn’t make it less of a reality. Most of the time these games don’t have some “one and only end” that makes sense above anything else … they are constructed to appeal to various fans with all endings being a realistic possibility. Just because the anime has to follow one (usually the more popular) is no basis to assume that is the most “realistic” path it can take.

  75. Wait, I thought the ending for Kiminozo (at least the anime) was for Mitzuki (She is the girl with the blue hair right? I forget cause it’s been so long). But now they just randomly switch it and for some reason it is going towards Haruka now. That doesn’t make sense.

  76. WTF!!!

    Mitsuki will be owned!!
    oh no!!

    Season one is already over and I think its the best ending.
    No need to add more episodes…

    Mature people choose Mitsuki for Narumi-san.

    the real mitsuki
  77. @the real mitsuki

    I agree with you…^^
    Who the heck makes another ending to Kimi ga?
    Are you nuts??!!
    The next season will suck…
    Poor Hayase….shittttttt!!
    sorry guyz..I just want to express myself…
    Guys who are mature enough should choose Mitsuki over Haruka…
    F*CK the makers of Haruka’s route!!!
    there’s nothing more to add in that anime…
    that was over a long time ago…
    no more heartbreaks…Crying time was over…
    I’ll pity Mitsuki if I watch this…
    Mitsuki fans, let’s boycott this OVA^^

  78. After reading the first few sentences of the summary, this OVA does not seem to be an alternate universe ending. There is no proof (picture evidence) of Takayuki and Mitsuki ended up together nor is there evidence of Haruka accepting their relationship. They basically left it to us to come to that conclusion. Thus my confusion. This OVA, in my opinion, give off vibes of a continuation just by reading from the first few sentences. Anyways, where can I get the game and is it in English?


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