Otou-san was at home, so I had to hold back my tears. When Hideki was crying, it felt quite horrible. It felt horrible to know that even though they were not going to give up, after a year's hard work, after watching them strive on for 11 episodes, in the end they couldn't enter Todai.
Actually... I thought it was pretty obvious that the sandwiches Jiiro gave whad something wrong with them. But Ichiro was such a nice person, he didn't suspect his brother at all. (Who, by the way, acted as Haruto's best friend in 1 Litre no Namida, so he got to wear the same kakkoi uniform twice.) I'd say his younger brother is 活该to have not gotten into Todai.
Maybe I feel like this because the student in that class of six whom I relate to most is Ichiro, because in one episode he finally stood up for himself, and he mentioned, "I know I'm slower than most people, I learn things slower. What other people can do, I have to put in extra effort just to reach the same level as them. But if I can do it, I want to!" 这让我想起那个不甘心的我...
I didn't quite like the feeling the ending gave me, though. I don't know if most J-dramas must give me this sense of peacefulness, contentment, yet made me feel kind of sad somehow. The drama ended pretty realistically, such that it didn't feel grand or make you feel happy about it. It's just like, everything went back to square one when you watch the ending.
But... sigh. Inside the drama, Sakuragi said that you may feel that your life turned 360 degrees, like you're back to square one and everything was wasted, but, you cannot erase the fact that for the past year, you've been working very hard for it. You're no longer the same person.
Kind of feel moody over the drama now. Which is unexpected.