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"I remember reading a long time ago an interview with Kakudoh, he said that he originally wanted Takari, Kenyako, Sorato, and Koumi pairings. However the series took such a great popularity that the fans were too spread out on the couples; there wasn't a universal favorite. So he randomly picked two pairings and gave the rest of the CC mini-clones for children. His intent was for viewers to draw their own conclusions, however the plan backfired. The episode was declared the worst episode in all of the Adventure series, including season one. The ending was too open ended, and yet too final. There wasn't anyway to prove that any conclusion was right. For example, while it never said that Takeru married Hikari, there wasn't any evidence saying that he didn't marry Hikari."