In the beginning, the show makes a big deal of breaking free and "flying", but then none of the characters actually do. They all stick to the ground where it's safe, and settle for what they have. I was so damn angry when Ai and Miyokichi ended up back together. I wanted Miyokichi to drop that girl, and find someone who loved him for him, not someone who loved him because his best friend said to. And don't even get me started on Shin.