WARNING: SPOILERS TO ALL 3 SEASONS OF JUNJOU ROMANTICA!!!
So on September 23 2015 Junjou Romantica Season 3 ended. I love Junjou Romantica, it’s the best anime I’ve seen last year and when I discovered they were making season 3, I was excited though I knew what’ll happen because I did read the manga after finishing season 2. But my concern for season 3 was how they’ll conclude the series considering Junjou Romantica’s manga is still ongoing and my concern was right.
The problem with season 1+2 of Junjou Romantica is that it gave its viewers a “read the manga ending” and season 3 did the exact same thing! Not many animes are lucky enough to get even a second season and the fact Junjou Romantica gets not only a second season but also a third but gives it the exact same conclusion pisses me off! Look, I’ll gladly continue to read the manga but I’m pretty sure most of your fans are reading the manga considering season 2 ended December 27 2008 which was almost 7 years ago and then you release a new season that could possibly conclude the Junjou Romantica series… but you just give us that annoying read the manga ending.
So season 1 was just a simple introduction and development to all our couples and their relationship and how did it end? Misaki tries to be the seme for a change and do what the Misaki in Usagi’s novel does but Usagi just continues to be the seme because Misaki is too embarassed. October 12 2008 which is a few months after Season 1 ended, Season 2 came out and it was basically giving Usagi some character development and getting to know his backstory and also testing out his relationship with Misaki. How did season 2 end? Usagi’s father is trying to separate Usagi and Misaki and Usagi refuses and they leave the house but Usagi’s father follows and Usagi almost gets hit by a bus but Misaki saves him and yells at him and then the father realizes that Misaki can stand up to Usagi and leaves them alone… Seriously.
Nearly 7 years later came Season 3 which is basically giving Misaki a bit of development, also more development to the relationship to Misaki and Usagi and adding in Usagi’s love rival. How does this season decide to end. Possibly the last season to Junjou Romantica, and how does it end. Usagi takes Misaki to Kamakura for his 22nd birthday despite Misaki telling him he doesn’t have to. Misaki buys marbles and then they go to a cafe and Misaki explains something his brother told him when he was little that you can do with the marbles but using three of them and making a wish with each one and keeping them all together and the third wish is the most important one. Misaki goes outside and he sees Ijuuin-sensei there and Ijuuin-sensei confesses once again and asks him on a date and Misaki rejects Ijuuin-sensei saying he only loves him as a fan not in any romantic way and Usagi who overhears this is very happy. They go back home the next day to celebrate Misaki’s birthday with Takahiro and his family and it basically ends with Usagi telling Misaki he wished on the last marble that he could stay with Misaki forever and Misaki who refuses to tell Usagi this but he wished on his last marble that he could be with Usagi forever.
That’s it. That’s the end of Junjou Romantica. And keep in mind not many animes are lucky enough to get a third season and if most animes aren’t lucky enough to get a third season imagine how unlikely a fourth season will be. So this is how you’re going to conclude the anime. I hate how Junjou Romantica ended cause seriously you gave us 3 seasons… 3 SEASONS! And you couldn’t end the last one properly! I get it, you’re advertising your franchise but don’t you think you already did that with season 1+2 which was finished almost 7 years ago? As much as I enjoyed season 3 I really don’t think it should’ve existed in the first place because it is basically an advertisement to it’s original source material and yes this method works but Junjou Romantica is popular enough, if anything other animes that aren’t as popular need another season which they never got.
RANT OVER. Expect a new top 10 list soon.