Finally, the review for the last two episodes! Sorry it took so long, guys.
Episode twelve focuses on the family that we didn’t really know Shun had, particularly his younger brother Fuyuki. The two brothers couldn’t be more different; while Shun is adorable and polite and like a pink-haired teddy bear, his brother is crass and foul-mouthed and a bit of a pervert.
I love how Kimi to Boku can step aside for an episode and let us focus on these two minor characters and nothing about it feels forced. The two of them were so cute, and I really enjoyed getting to focus on them. Sure, the older boys were wrecking havoc as usual, but it they were just background noise to the bigger story.
It was also interesting to see Shun play a guiding role to Fuyuki. Although Shun gives one the impression of a big fluffy marshmallow, he actually knuckles down and gives Fuyuki the tough love he needs to get himself together.
GO Rating: 5/5
The final episode takes us back to where it all began: Hidamari Kindergarden. The five boys go to the kindergarden for their work experience at school, and are completely overwhelmed by the enthusiastic children, and troublemaker Ken in particular. Him flubbing up Shun’s gender and Kaname’s complete inability to play house were just some of the comedy highlights this time around.
Kaname has been one of my least favorite characters so far because he’s just such a grump all the time, but he opens up in this episode by helping Ken overcome the prejudice his classmates have against him and be nice to the girl he likes. We also finally get to meet the infamous Kaori-sensei, and thanks to Ken, Kaname even gets to catch her in his arms. Oh, so romantic!
GO Rating: 4/5
I was glad that the finale wasn’t super nostalgic and sappy. In fact, it felt like this almost could have been just another episode, and I like ending series on high notes. I have a feeling that Kimi to Boku is going to get slated for another season, so there was no reason to have a super dramatic end.
I can’t really say enough good things for this show, despite how slow it started out. It’s a lazily paced anime that just feels good. There’s not a ton of perverted humor, and it’s just this really fun, well drawn, slice-of-life that balances the romance and friendship aspect more phenomenally than any other anime I’ve seen. I’d highly recommend this anime to, well, anyone, because it has a little bit of everything.
Overall GO Rating: 4.5/5