joshisawesum wrote:Ah, that's too bad. I was really looking forward to more since he established the final endearing moments of Aoba so well (the crying, asking for the picture and the holding hands). It was so good that I thought it would keep going for an extra scene at the end giving a sneak peek of their lives after Koushien or something... but then the episode just ended. Took me by surprise, and left me wanting for more.
I'm inclined to check out his other works... but I might be more critical about them due to the precedent Cross Game has set.
Don't feel that way. It's part of his style and charm. There's no doubt in who ends up with who in his endings, so I wouldn't worry about that kind of thing. It ends in a way that should be satisfying, much like cross game, it just doesn't have this, "oh we get married and have kids" kind of way of showing you directly. When I said it's like other series that cop out and leave an open ended ending, I'm mostly refering to HAREM style series, adachi works are not like harem style at all obviously, and any real rival relationships are concluded by the end of a series.
The leaving you wanting more but being satisfied feeling is just his way. I feel you're supposed to use your imagination on how their lives continue, but the endings always let you know that their feelings have crystalized in some way, even if they aren't immediately a "couple" doing "couple" things.