|I honestly don't understand how people can approve for Hachi's relationship with Takumi. It is very clear that he does not give her what can truly make her happy.
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She basically settled with him to marry him so that she did not have to disrupt Nobu's life of wanting to fulfill his dream of becoming a famous musician with Nana, because she would have taken that away from him if she decided to be with him. Although I feel Hachi had been incredibly selfish in wanting to raise the child due to her "maternal instinct", she was also able to give Takumi the "family" that he wanted to return to for the 10% of his life that wasn't business-related.
I guess I kind of have the views of a feminist in the sense that I find it horribly unappealing and degrading to drop everything in order to live as a man's object (especially when he is unfaithful and doesn't truly give her the love she wants and deserves as a human being). He may *sort of* love Hachi, but the "love" she gets from Takumi is basically all he is able to give her, which I don't find to be enough for someone to want to stay with him. No matter what, she will never be more important to him than Reira or his work, and I just think that he doesn't deserve to have someone there like that for him because of his priorities in life.
Thus, I look at Nobu as the perfect solution to literally ALL of Hachi's problems. With Takumi, she continues to feed her own selfish desire, but when she was with Nobu, she actually wanted to do things for him and treat him well. I want Hachi to smarten the f*** up and just accept that she will never find true happiness with Takumi and get a divorce with him so that she can be with Nobu. Being with someone like him isn't an unrealistic solution, as once he had become more established as a musician with BLAST, getting married wouldn't really hold him back from his career, and he would have the means to financially support someone else (i.e. Hachi). I don't think Nobu would truly be happy without her, and I don't think she would truly be happy with Takumi, so why the hell not already?? After he is done with his music career (short-lived because of BLAST's disbandment, since he didn't want to play with anyone besides Nana in the first place) Nobu has nothing keeping him from his family's ryokan, and Hachi can live there with him and her child.