26672RE: [Yuricon] Re: So, now that you've seen Touko....what do you think?
- Mar 2, 2009
I actually quite liked Touko throughout the second season and OVAs, partly because watching a troublemaker at work was a breath of fresh air for the series, and partly because I loved the way she grew - especially in the OVAs. I loved her interactions with Yumi, especially since the animation always manages to perfectly convey what she's thinking, simply through the angle of a raised eyebrow. Yumi manipulating Touko into returning to the drama club was a perfect example of everything I like about their character interactions.
But then she turned down Yumi's rosary. In a really nasty way. Right now I understand where she is coming from (looking forward to finding out if any of my guesses about her motivations are correct), I feel vaguely sorry for her, but I don't like her at all. She knowingly and deliberately hurt Yumi - so for the moment, 'like' isn't an emotional option.
Never realised before now how protective I was of Yumi. I must be a Fan. ;)
2009/3/1 sarcastic_weasel <sarcastic_weasel@ yahoo.com>:
>> So...now that you've seen more of her, what do you think of her?
> I've enjoyed Touko as a character ever since her evil eyebrows and her
> ninja soft steps showed up in season two.
> At first I thought she was merely an annoying younger sibling type
> character. (I'm thinking back to the whole juzu incident.) You know,
> like when you'd get together with your friends, and one of you had a
> younger sibling who would pester the heck out of you and tell on you
> and ruin your fun? She sort of reminded me of one of those at first.
> It seemed like she was desperately trying to be the center of
> attention at first, or trying to make herself invaluable somehow.
> By the time we got to "Parasol wo Sashite," I found her to be charming
> in her own way, and it seemed like she had settled down. And I enjoyed
> her in the OVAs quite a bit, especially how she reacted to Yumi.
> I really like how Yumi irritates her. Maybe it's because Yumi is
> totally unguarded, while Touko always has her guard up. I'm
> speculating, but I think Touko is slightly envious of Yumi in that regard.
> I decided to start reading the books in Japanese, and just finished
> plowing through
> 薔薇 の& #12511;&# 12523;フ ィ& #12518;&# 12540;.
> That was the first one I decided
> to read, since there are English translations of the other novels, and
> I'm impatient to see what happens-- I'll go back and read the earlier
> ones when I finish. (I was actually proud that I managed to read one
> in its entirety.)
> I'm halfway through 未来 の& #30333;&# 22320;図 , and
> I'm looking forward to finding
> out Touko's backstory. I hope I can finish the books in question and
> get to it before the anime races through it, but I don't think I'll be
> fast enough to read it all. I'm getting better at reading them, but it
> still takes too long.
> I'm slightly disappointed with this season in one respect-- they're
> skipping over some great stuff. I kind of wonder what they're going to
> do about that... I guess if it's skipped, it's skipped, tho.
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