It’s also good to see that finally a slight character distinction is made betwee Kira and Yura (though a tad late in the series) Kira consistently shows herself to be the enterprising one, the bold initiator who ‘masterminds’ the break-out and has the resolve to confront Nozomu on the Ichijou chocolates. The earnest almost desperate eyes that pleaded with Nozomu to acknowledge their feelings for him melted my heart. Ep 12 single-handedly propelled Kira to the top of my Futakoi charts.
On a side note, I feel compelled to defend Futakoi since it’s found itself ‘vying’ for the top spot at 2ch for “Worst anime of 2004″. While Futakoi could possibly be one of the least outstanding of the Fall series, it is by no means the worst of 2004. It certainly started on a weaker note but by about ep 5, the main characters filled out and started to drive the series with renewed purpose. As Matthew mentioned, Yumeria would certainly rank below Futakoi (but I must say I really liked Mone.. ) though my choice for worst anime for 2004 would have to be Wind ~Breath of Heart~ TV (of all the series I completed). Unless Futakoi does a Mahoro 2 in ep 13, I just cannot see how it can pummel to the bottom of the deck in just 1 ep. I pray I don’t have to eat my words come ep 13.