>>9765269>It wasn't even like the movie were she needed the confidence boost.
Actually, Hitomi DID need a confidence in the series too. She just wasn't as bad a case in the movie where she was a suicidal emo teenager. She still had her own insecurities, thus the reason why she always resorts to fortune telling to determine an uncertain future. By the end of the series, she had gone through enough growth to be much more confidence in herself and others, thus enabling her to deal better with the world around her.
That's what I thought the journey in Gaea was about. In the end, it was far more about Hitomi's personal growth than an epic quest or a faraway romance.