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Good Ending follows the main character Utsumi's interactions with Kurokawa Yuki, a member of the school tennis team, in order for Utsumi to confess his feelings to the captain of the tennis team. It is implied that the title of the manga is derived from the "good endings" that are achieved in visual novels.
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However the main character is a tool who has no idea who he likes. He was head over heels for his tennis senior but his friends just shoehorn him towards another girl(Kurokawa) all while another girl is making an earnest effort to get his attention. Doesn't matter though, if you have half a brain then you'd know from the moment he was pushed towards liking Kurokawa she would be the final pick.
I can do nothing but laugh at most of the previous posters. Given recent events in the manga, it's fairly obvious (and was to many including myself the whole time) that all the stuff they were complaining about was simply setup and prelude to something much more dramatic. If anything this story is a very interesting mix of shoujo and shounen romance, and nowhere near your standard harem shounen fare, to say something of that nature is obvious ignorance of manga and storytelling in general.
I feel like there is almost no progress made in this manga. The male lead keeps chasing one girl who keeps pushing him away with very little development between them after the 20 first chapters and the male lead is chased by a bunch of uninteresting, annoying girls that only seem to serve the purpose of taking up space from the female lead, to keep slowing down the progress, it only makes me frustrated to see some annoying girl in a restuarant instead of the leads together.
The biggest fail this manga could do would be a Kimi no Iru Machi turn, in that case it will be dead cause then its just the mangaka looking to extend the story for the worse.
... Last updated on January 3rd, 2011, 3:32am
well this manga isnt so bad nice art, nice story.if this manga turn out to be a harem manga.and lot of bullcrap fanservice...then gud bye GE i rather finding my own good ending somewhere in this world than reading the flower that will turn out to be crap...
RE:Starts out good, then turns into a fanservice infested harem
Celianna hit the nail on the head with this one, what I wanted to say about this series. It's unfortunate, because the first couple of chapters was really interesting, and the first arc really felt real and not ridiculous situations piling up on each other that you see with shounen romances (see: Love Hina). It's really a shame, because the characters, the situations all were really well fleshed-out, but all of that gets thrown out the window after the reset button was pushed.
There's really no where but down from here, and instead of feeling like a series that's new and interesting, it feels like a rehashed version of your generic shounen romance. I hope for an end, preferably soon.
the beginning was very good and the heart break moved me to tears cause iv experienced heartbreak of that caliber but from ch 30 and up it stops all progression in the story just filler chapters and is not even worth reading anymore
... Last updated on January 6th, 2013, 1:35am
Starts out good, then turns into a fanservice infested harem
Good Ending starts out great. We have a guy (Utsumi) who's insecure about himself, and he's got a crush on this girl who plays tennis. She's really nice, which is why he likes her. Another girl, Yuki, can tell Utsumi likes the tennis girl, so she decides to help him overcome his insecurities and help them get together.
Utsumi joins the tennis club, and finally gets to talk to his crush. They talk, they have fun, they even go on a sort of date because Yuki was pushing Utsumi to do it. However, when he finally confesses, she rejects him, saying she already has someone she likes.
Utsumi then directs his affections to Yuki, the girl who helped him get together with the tennis girl. He realizes he loves Yuki, and wants to be with her, but doesn't know how to tell her.
This is where Good Ending becomes Endless Bad Ending.
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Suddenly not only does Yuki secretly like Utsumi as well, but some big breasted bimbo has set her heart on concurring Utsumi by literally raping him, and the tennis girl has a change of hearts and likes Utsumi now as well. All these girls like him, and even though Utsumi said he loved Yuki, he can be so easily manipulated by the big breasted bimbo and the tennis girl. Both times he wanted to have sex with them (and would have if they weren't interrupted), even though he apparently loves Yuki.
This manga just endlessly cycles through the same damn formula again and again, and keeps adding more people that want to throw themselves at Utsumi (turned into a harem). I guess that's what you get for being a shonen romance manga. I have given up hope that it will turn out good, because this isn't worth saving anymore. It started out great, but it definitely left a bad aftertaste in my mouth.
It had a good beginning, about a guy who gets heartbroken and tries to start again while struggling with his insecurities. Then after things wrap up with the girl he wants, the author decides to make this guy act like an idiot getting insecure for any girl trying to get his attention, bringing us back with the latest chapter to the first situation with the first girl. It's like if the whole plot were supposed to be endlessly being insecure between all the possible girls he could be with. While it might be fun for a while, the latest chapters just demonstrate lack of ideas and a story simply going around in circles instead of developing further. I'm seriously thinking about dropping this one.
...thats idea of drama is to pretend like one thing will happen, then do the opposite... and to throw random impediments into the mix to prolong resolution. I wouldn't care so much but for the fact that the quality is generally pretty high, and if certain key elements were tweaked this could have been a very good manga.
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And c'mon, do the girls really have to be tainted? It's depressing and totally unnecessary. The main girl was apparently maliciously deceived into having sex with an audience, and the alternate girl is now out of the picture being sullied by some random guy...
... Last updated on June 1st, 2010, 9:21pm
Falters after a while
Starts out quite strong with a interesting pair of leads: a boy shy and sensitive to the point of weakness (although the story is not dismissive of him) and a very assertive girl with a somewhat unusual appearance (though quite beautiful). Watching the male lead try to fight his weakness and approach the girl he likes is quite involving.
The problem happens when the initial plotline wraps up. It's awful when a series won't stop dwelling on something that should have ended long ago, but after Good Ending closes it off and moves on, it's nowhere near as interesting. It starts dwelling on...nothing, really, and really drags its feet getting to the next plot in exact the way it didn't during the first plotline. Too little happens in each chapter at this point to really call it good.