Bloom into You Vol. 6 (Bloom into You (Manga))
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Kato assured Nakatani that he cared about the original manga and wanted to create a faithful adaptation, assuaging her concerns. Overall, the series has just been wonderful in its examinations of love, and the many different things it can mean to people, and I just can't recommend it enough. As Nakatani felt it important to not let the characters change too quickly, she tried to keep in mind what she felt that they were likely to do at the point to which she had developed them. Yuu has always loved shoujo manga and fantasizes about the day that she too will get a love confession that will send her heart a-flutter. Prior to writing the scripts, he discussed his interpretation of the story with Nakatani, saying he read it as "a simple love story" between women with a minimized focus on homoeroticism, and that it was not concerned with avoiding the "associations with 'immorality'" often found in other yuri works.
As they were planning the characters, Kusunoki and Nakatani asked others around them for stories about their experiences with romance. Yuu has always loved shoujo manga and fantasizes about the day that, she, too, will get a love confession that will send her heart a-flutter. Iruma chose to begin the novel with Sayaka in elementary school, as he did not feel confident that her middle school experience would be enough to support a full novel, and thus imagined a history for her based on the few details given about her past in the manga. They reunite with the former student council members to attend the cultural festival at their old high school. Chapter 29: The Curtain Rises - During the cultural festival, the student council has some time to kill before the play starts.
The final 8th volume of "Bloom Into You", which has been adapted into TV animation and stage play, will be released on November 27th! In a poll conducted in April 2022 by the Japanese site Anime Anime, Bloom Into You came in third place amongst the anime that readers said they most wanted a continuation of. Reviewing the anime in the same issue, Jones felt that the topic of aromanticism was never "fetishized," and praised the story's themes of self-introspection as well as the quality of the production and character expressions, saying the anime "never relies on trying to be 'cute' in the conventional sense".
Saeki says she just thinks Touko can handle herself, and wishes she would realize that even if she messes up, everyone will still love her. She said that she had not discarded her understanding of the character due to Iruma's influence, but rather that his characterization aligned with her own view. The adult lesbian couple of Riko and Miyako were introduced to suggest what Yuu and Touko's relationship would possibly become in the future. Kato intended the opening, which he described as reflecting the "dual nature" of the characters, to feel similar to a music video, particularly in how he confined its setting to a single location.
I will say though that it did take us awhile to get to this point and I personally would have liked for it to happen sooner.