Oh my God. This is the first time I have ever been completely at a loss to take sides in a love triangle. Me, being an intensive shoujo reader, just decided to read Marmalade Boy. I have read exactly five chapters.
Now I have no idea which couple to ship. And I know why I don’t.
In shoujo, Yuu would be the obvious choice. I mean, it’s pretty obvious Miki is going to end up with Yuu.
But… I can completely relate to Miki and Ginta’s relationship. I did something like that once. Openly saying to lots of people how you don’t see that person as a crush/love, even though you’ve always liked that person.
And I was in the position of Ginta. Unlike Ginta, though, I never got the chance to explain… It hurts as I’m reading it, not that I’m trying to
sound very dramatic.
Most people would be like: “it’s Yuu, obviously! Why would you even CONSIDER shipping Ginta x Miki? Ginta is an idiot and he deserves it!” If it weren’t for my relation to Ginta’s story, I could completely see myself saying that in forums, in my blog, and anywhere where somebody is discussing the love triangle in Marmalade Boy.
But I realize now that the “Ginta is an idiot and he deserves it” comment is not true at all. And that I have been completely unfair to Tadase. I’ve considered stepping in Amu’s shoes before, but I never really could relate to the whole crushing on the prince thing.
Ginta was in a tight situation, and he did what was natural. That set Miki off and she found somebody new to love. Sometimes it just doesn’t work. Even when you like someone and he/she likes you back, sometimes it just doesn’t work. I think he’s very brave for telling Miki about the misunderstanding. I could never do that.
Yes… I’m leaning towards Ginta x Miki, actually. It’s just one of those couples in manga that you can relate to and can’t help but feel for. It really hurts as I read about Ginta and the misunderstanding, and I think that it would hurt even more if he (that guy appertaining to me), like Miki, found somebody new to love. I would come to the conclusion that that person is better for him, but it would still hurt.
Although not all of us have this kind of experience, you should all think twice before saying some couple in anime sucks, before insulting that person who is getting in the way. Step into his/her shoes and think about it seriously. If you still want to put down the insult, then go ahead. But I hope that sooner or later that some people, especially the ones who forcefully oppose (as in using strong language) the annoying third wheels in romance manga, will find a couple in anime and manga that they can relate to, a couple that will obviously not prevail in the end, a couple to feel for and support even though the odds are against it.
And that concludes my post. I’m sorry if I depressed anyone, I don’t like to be too serious in my posts, but when I have to be serious, I am serious. I really regret what I did, I really can relate to Ginta, and I really hope you guys will think twice before disparaging some annoying person in anime/manga. I just want to convey that feeling. Thank you. :)
I am very interested to see how the mangaka will pull my position from being a Ginta x Miki shipper to a Yuu x Miki shipper, though. I sincerely hope she succeeds, because I dislike being on the obviously wrong side of a love triangle. ^_^
OK, now I just read the next few pages in chapter 6 and I think Ginta is mean. D:< I am completely on Yuu’s side now. I would never insult the person who my crush has chosen to love instead. That isn’t fair, and if he really liked Miki he would have straightened it out before or at least respected her decision or something.
I don’t take what I said back (the thinking twice thing), but I think that Ginta is terrible. I think Ginta had no right to say what he said. I mean, telling Yuu that looking at him makes him sick?? How uncalled for! Such a sore loser. Miki has chosen Yuu, and you should respect that! Ok, technically she hasn’t chosen Yuu yet, but it’s pretty obvious that she will.
OK, that concludes this post XD Sorry about how this ended, I was going to end it on a sad and serious note but I just can’t help but add this after reading the next chapter. Ginta, doing what you did won’t make Miki like you again, you know. :(
I think it’s just so funny how my opinion can change in an instant XD