Sep 30 2008 04:31 AM
This was a very enjoyable series to watch, and while I don't say this very often, I would gladly re-watch this series again in another year or so. What with all the ups and downs, twists and turns, and un-ending drama, this series did everything so well, right down to the ending. I've seen some pretty good shoujo anime in the past (Lovely Complex being the one I thought was the best I'd seen) but Itazura na Kiss goes beyond all other shoujo series, and I doubt I'll see another that was this good. I even would like to read the manga now, to see what they left out and changed from the 23 volume series, but I know it'd not only take a lot of time to read through all of it, but most of it's probably not even translated, as the manga remains unlicensed.
All I have to say is, please let the manga get licensed. I would gladly buy all the volumes if the manga is as good (or even better I suspect) as the anime was. I'm still astonished that a series this good was never licensed, but hopefully if the anime gets licensed one day (which I believe it will), then I can only hope the manga gets licensed as well.
This is definitely on my "Best Anime of 2008" list, some of which already include:
-Code Geass R2