Addictive Shoujo: Itazura na Kiss

Comics and MangaKristina PinoComment

I've been on a kick with Itazura na Kiss. I'm not sure what it is about that ridiculous show, but it sucks me in every time. This time, I've actually watched past what I'd previously seen, and I'm about halfway through the series. It's just so frustrating.

It's not just the events and the fact that the main character is so dumb while her lover-boy is a cold jerk, it's also the pacing. It's way too fast, with just a few montages here and there to attempt to bridge the gaps in time that come in between episodes. In the course of the first few episodes alone I think about half a year passed, and more than a year after just a couple more. A lot happens in that short time, but I'm sure there's a better way to convey it.

I never learn my lesson with shoujo, though. I don't know how I even got through Suzuka to the end (only the manga - I haven't watched the animated version), or Kimi ni Todoke (anime only, I dropped the manga). Another one I was reading is called Kimi no Iru Machi. It's a cute one, but just as frustrating as Suzuka. Why do people like this stuff?

Oh, right. Because we are masochists.

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