Let’s face it. We’re getting a Taiga/Ryuuji ending whether you like it or not, and if you haven’t figured that out yet, god help you. And by all means, those of you who are unhappy about this because you favor Ami or Minorin, go on complaining. You’re completely justified. I still hate on Clannad for picking my least favorite girl, so that’s not really the issue. It’s the other complaints about a Taiga ending that have got me wtf’n all over the place. There are some stupid people on the internet, but the people whining about a Taiga ending are really outdoing themselves.
“They’re going with Taiga to pander to otaku fetishists and lolicons!”
“Why do they have to pick her! It’s so cliche!”
Exsqueeze me? Baking powder? What the shit are you talking about? I’ve even heard the argument that the writers are corrupting their friendship by making them fall in love with each other. Are you people blind? Did you not see the signs from the very beginning? I don’t see how this can possibly feel forced or cliche to anyone, because it seems quite real to me. These two were practically made for each other, and their dynamic has evolved and grown far beyond the simple banter of your typical male lead/tsundere relationship.
And I’m not saying it was the only option. Ami was, as I see it, never a contender. It doesn’t matter if you like her or not, why you would want her to end up with a lead who has blown her off, failed to understand her, and shown relatively no romantic interest in her? Minorin on the other hand would’ve been a good pick, but she made her decision to back off at the first sign of Taiga’s affection. I think it was a dumb choice to make, but if she wants to sacrifice the relationship for her friend’s happiness, than so be it. So with the way they’ve set this up, how exactly does this pairing reflect negatively on the series? Are there any legitimate complaints about the way things have turned out between the characters? If so, I’d like to hear them. Really. The series isn’t perfect, and it would be nice to hear some negative feedback on the current situation from people who aren’t just talking out of their asses.
And before anyone makes the claim, I obviously support Taiga/Ryuuji only because I’m a terrible lolicon who sees nothing between the two characters and merely wishes to more easily supplant Ryuuji in my sick fantasies.
Oh god. I’m ranting about a romcom. ;_;