Today marks the third time in living memory that Ammon has been brought to tears by a cartoon. The first was a result of the ‘baby mine’ scene in Dumbo when I was quite a young child. The second happened somewhere along the line when I was watching Ai Yori Aoshi a year or two ago.
Today, I sort of fast forwarded through scenes of Kimi ga Nozomu Eien. I think I might have only actually sat all the way through three or four of the fourteen episides. For some reason, the general emotional tenseness that pervades the series coupled with Mitsuki’s perpetual state of relative undressedness had the effect of preventing me from making any serious attempts to watch the show in its entirety.
So… I have managed to watch the first few episodes and the last few. I skimmed over everything in between, stopping when things looked funny or relevant to the plot. All in all, I don’t really recommend the show. That is to say, it is not required viewing. But it had an ending that had me fighting tears for about 15 minutes before I just gave in. It is too easy to relate to.