I just finished reading Kare wa Tomodachi again. You know, for a long long time, I never understood why people only prefer to read a manga when it is completed rather than when it is still ongoing. But I think I kind of understand now. When you read a story and only focus on that story, you won’t get distracted and you would understand the feelings of the characters much more. You know, in the past when I read this manga, I used to hate Kotone and I was really angry at Sasamoto and I felt that Mizuno was wrong but it was justifiable. However, right now, I think that everyones decisions and what happened fell in place nicely and was justified. I felt that even if they made wrong decisions, it was understandable. In the whole story, Karen (Sasamoto) was the most mature and I feel like the whole time he knew what he wanted most. He broke up with Hiyori because he knew that he wouldn’t be able to leave Kotone alone. It was very admirable of him, I felt really sad for Hiyori though… But I still don’t blame him for making that decision. I think that all you can blame him about is the fact that Hiyori should have made the decision of whether to go through this or not. As for Kotone, in the past, I always thought “what’s her problem!?” But this time around I felt like I understood her feelings a bit more. It’s something I could relate to and probably a lot of people can as well, they just don’t realise it. Kotone was a self destructive person. Whether she really liked Karen or not in that way, I still don’t know. All I know is that he was the most important person to her and she wanted to guarantee that he would stay beside her forever. She felt that someone who would protect her from anything and everything always is definitely someone she can trust in to not abandon her, Mizuno didn’t protect her. In the beginning when she said she wanted both Karen and Mizuno, I thought she was ridiculous as well but then I thought, she’s the most honest person and the person that knows what she wants the most in the story as well. She wanted everything to be like in the past when they were kids, she wanted them to stay with her forever. And she did everything to prevent Karen from leaving her. That warmth she always sought in the story… I am seeking as well. After all, everything feels much better, much secure, much more real, much more full of love and much warmer when you hold someones hand with yours and when you have someones body against yours right? Who in this world isn’t seeking that warmth? Hiyori was a normal main character :) strong and weak, believing and hoping, trying her best and ultimately lonely. I think everyone in this manga was extremely lonely. Hiyori accepted Mizuno because he said that he’d stop being friends with her if she said no and at that time, he was her reliable and caring oasis and someone she didn’t want to lose. She didn’t want to lose another important person. Mizuno that sly guy. Disliked him the most. Because the ugly human emotions were most evident in him. And that’s also a reason why he was a great and important character. But anyways I’ll stop now, it’s 5:30am lol.