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I guess I am a little disappointed with how the show ended, as Noe didn't really get Shin'ichiro as her lover.

Then again, it does present a happy ending for everyone so it seems, as Noe copes with it pretty well (sort of.. She has friends now), Ai and Miyokichi are closer than before and Hiromi got what she wanted: Shin'ichiro.

And while I had preferred a Noe ending, it is commendable he remained true to his feelings for Hiromi from all those years past. It also shows that, in love, one will sometimes have to make choices that can be painful.

All in all, I was a little disappointed, but satisfied nonetheless.