The Bittersweet Ending of “Watashi ga Motete Dousunda”
Watashi ga Motete Dousunda, or “Kiss Him, Not Me,” concluded its run leaving fans with mixed emotions. The series, while enjoyable and entertaining, never fully dived into the serious implications of its storyline and characters. As a viewer, I found myself drawn to the show and eagerly watched each episode on Saturdays, appreciating its light-hearted nature that didn’t require too much mental exertion. However, the lack of a definitive conclusion, given the ongoing manga, left me feeling slightly disappointed.
In comparing Watashi ga Motete Dousunda to Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun, both shows skillfully played with genre clichés prevalent in modern anime. However, the key difference lies in their ambition and depth. Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun explored its characters’ psyches and deconstructed the genre further, offering a more profound experience. It is intriguing to note that despite Watashi ga Motete Dousunda’s overt romantic nature, Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun has a higher chance of providing a satisfying romantic resolution due to its deeper character exploration.
The Probable Romantic Outcome
Based on the events of the finale, it seems most likely that Mutsumi-sempai stands the best chance of entering into a genuine romantic relationship with Kae. This is not a surprising direction, as the anime has been hinting at their potential connection in the past few episodes. While Igarashi may give off the impression of a typical main character, there is no real romantic bond between him and Kae. Shinomiya, while adored by Kae, is seen more as a younger brother figure. Nishina, on the other hand, serves as Kae’s fujoshi soulmate, but there is no evidence of romantic interest from Kae towards girls.
This leaves us with Nanashima and Mutsumi. Nanashima’s appeal is evident, as he embodies the bad boy archetype, reminiscent of Souma Kyou in shoujo romance. Moreover, his doppelganger resemblance to Shima, Kae’s favorite character, adds an intriguing layer. However, my bet would be on Mutsumi. He has genuinely contemplated the idea of a romance with Kae, going beyond treating it as a game or competition. Unlike the others, Mutsumi sees Kae as a person to be courted, not a prize to be won. While Kae may currently fixate on more childish pursuits, there may come a time when she desires something more substantial in her life, and if Mutsumi is still around, she will realize the authenticity of their connection.
The Contrasting Suitors
An interesting revelation arises from the finale when everyone conspires to prevent Asuma from confessing his feelings to Kae. Despite Asuma’s straightforward invitation to date her, the others opt to play games and hinder his attempt. This accentuates Asuma’s readiness for a relationship compared to the rest. Mutsumi-sempai, who initially seemed straightforward and naïve, truly embodied these qualities. It took him longer to grasp the obvious, but his sincerity became evident as the series progressed.
A Clever Otome Game Parody
The finale of Watashi ga Motete Dousunda amusingly wraps up the story with an otome game parody. Although it does not offer a conclusive resolution, it stays true to the light-hearted and comedic tone of the series. While some may argue that the show lacked depth and profound meaning, it is important to remember that not every series needs to be groundbreaking. The show succeeds in what it set out to do—provide a delightful and enjoyable experience for its audience.
Watashi ga Motete Dousunda may not be considered a masterpiece, but it certainly achieved its goal of entertaining viewers. Its exploration of the romantic dynamics between Kae and her suitors kept audiences engaged, even though it didn’t fully explore the serious aspects of the storyline or characters. Despite the lack of a definitive ending, the series managed to capture the attention of fans and leave them eagerly anticipating what might happen next.
1. Will there be a second season of Watashi ga Motete Dousunda?
As of now, there is no official announcement regarding a second season of Watashi ga Motete Dousunda. However, fans still hold hope that the anime will continue, considering the ongoing manga series.
2. Is the Watamodou manga different from the anime?
While the anime adaptation of Watashi ga Motete Dousunda faithfully follows the main storyline of the manga, there may be some minor differences between the two. It is always recommended to read the manga for a more comprehensive understanding of the story.
3. Are there any similar anime recommendations for fans of Watashi ga Motete Dousunda?
If you enjoyed the comedic and romantic elements of Watashi ga Motete Dousunda, you may find other anime series like “Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun,” “Ouran High School Host Club,” and “Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon” appealing. These shows also incorporate humor and exploration of relationships.
4. How many episodes does Watashi ga Motete Dousunda have?
Watashi ga Motete Dousunda consists of 12 episodes in total.
5. Is the Watamodou manga complete?
As of now, the Watamodou manga is still ongoing. Fans eagerly await new chapters to see how the story progresses and if it will provide a definitive ending.