Nope. I don’t think that I’m going to like the ending of this series. Rin and Daikichi? Word has it that Rin and Daikichi would end up together. I can sort of see this coming judging from Rin’s slight jealousy when she sees heartbroken Daikichi upon hearing the news that Kouki’s mom whom he had set his eyes on is getting married.
Come on, Kouki who likes her (not to mention that he’s much closer to her age-wise) is much more suitable than a 40 plus man who is like a father figure to her. But who am I to say this when I’m not in her shoes? Plus, it’s not like they’re blood-related. I guess, as long as they love each other in the right way, the age gap doesn’t matter.
I still very much prefer if the series ended with Rin marrying Kouki and have kids after graduating from college but alas, Rin and Kouki are just not meant to be, at least not in the author’s mind.
Anyways, there’s an anime adaptation of this series set to be aired in this coming July. I will certainly add this into my watching list.
Updated @ 17-July
In chapter 54, Rin’s biological mom revealed that Daikichi’s grandfather is not Rin’s biological father. She was only adopted meaning that there’s no blood relation between Daikichi and Rin and hence, she is free to be with him. Still, the age gap between them are huge. I guess, if Rin can fall for an older guy (who happened to be her father figure for many years) then love is definitely blind.
By the way, it appears that this is not the end as a sequel is in works. Hooray!