Covers volumes 21–30 of Kimi ni Todoke by Karuho Shiina (end of the series)
Welcome to our final episode on Karuho Shiina’s contemporary classic. Shojo & Tell host Ashley and shojo manga connoisseur Caitlin Moore FINALLY get to reflect on what went down between Ayane and Pin (how it was all handled was such a pleasant surprise!). Plus, Kurumi finally gets her time to shine in our elaborate alt ending where she ends up with Sawako and as a contestant on TERRACE HOUSE (this episode involves a lot of fanfiction-making). And most importantly, Ashley and Caitlin rank Pin’s hairstyles (some are much better than others). We hope this manga reached you!
- Kimi ni Todoke is available from Viz Media’s Shojo Beat in North America
- The Kimi ni Todoke anime is available on Crunchyroll (the anime only covers volumes 1–10 of the manga, which means you can’t follow this podcast episode if you’ve only seen the anime)
- My Love Story!! spoilers happened in this episode
- Kurumi ends up on Terrace House, but she will never be better than the best couple, Tsubasa and Shion
- Watch Skull-Face Bookseller Honda-san for all the sweet manga references
- Listen to the podcast One Panel Later, where two librarians compare manga and Western comics
- Outro song: “My Love All For You ‘Kimi ni Todoke...’” by MAY’S [ending song of the second season of the Kimi ni Todoke anime]. It’s available in American iTunes.
- Caitlin on Twitter: @alltsun_nodere
- Caitlin’s writings on Anime Feminist
- Visit Caitlin’s blog, where she writes a lot about shojo
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- Ashley on Twitter: @AshMcD00