Ok...this may come out not quite right...but for the last few days I wanted to try some "different anime". I tried this show, and was instantly hooked. I watched every episode from 6:00 to 3:00, and then got really pissed that the anime sucked at the end. Then I read the manga (Torrented, PM me if you want it) and fell in love again. I read through volumes 9-19 since this morning on my ipod touch. I read passages from the mangaka(his name escaped me) about the story, and I loved that although it was intended to have Toujou/Manaka, but changed as thestory went on. And if episode 9 doesn't make you, cry, you are an insensitive lump of stone.
Manaka Junpei (+): He's a bastard. He had the guts to confess to Nishino and then he kept hunting the girl. I want to kill him for hurting so many people. I only liked the ending because Nishino was happy!
Tsukasa Nishino (W): I liek her. I liked her from the start. I really liker her! I don't understand why some people call her Tsuk-***...she really is quite nice.
Aya Toujou (E): ...I liekd her a little at first, but she's a bit unappealing. She's also a bit of a *****. She kept smooshing her boobs into people and falling...
Satsuki Kitaoji (N): She was cute at first, and I pitied her sometimes...but I just like Nishino much more.
Yui Minamoto (S): Kawaii!!!
For those who don't know, parts of each of those characters name's is a cardinal direction, and in Manaka is a word meaning center or something...