To Heart 2 Review (Part 7)

By bluemist on April 27th, 2004

Review Coverage: April 25 to 27, True and Alternate Ending

The end is here!

April 25
The entire Sunday has passed with Konomi still in the house. At night, she’s about to go home, but first she tries to confess to Takaki. Well not quite yet.

April 26
Konomi picks Takaki up again in his house in the morning. After class, they go home together again. She seems to have a problem with some sort of practice. Takaki volunteers to help her, so that made her happy. Along they way, she tries to confess again, but she fails again.

April 27
This is the final fateful day. After class, we see Takaki, Konomi, Tamaki and Yuji together. The boys react on how how the weather is. Konomi suggests that they eat ice cream. Everyone agrees and so they go to the cafe. While Tamaki and Konomi gets to buy everyone the ice cream, Konomi’s two friends arrive! It seems that they know about the sleepover events, and so they tease Takaki again about Konomi. On Konomi’s back, Takaki reacts rather badly, saying that she’s really just no more than a childhood friend, or a little sister. Actually, Konomi hears the conversation. She starts getting nervous, and was about to cry, and so she fled and went home. Takaki tries to follow her, but she first gets stopped by Tamaki. Tamaki now becomes his second conscience. So she tries to let Takaki realize his true feelings for Konomi. Is she just a childhood friend to him? Or a potential lover? Tamaki gave Takaki two choices:

I see her as a girl.

I see her as just a childhood friend.

The To Heart 2 game player now has a choice that leads to two different endings.

It’s better for you to go to the page instead of me summarizing the two endings, so anyway go to each ending to find out!

To Heart 2: True Ending

To Heart 2: Alternate Ending

To Heart 2: Alternate Ending

By bluemist on April 27th, 2004

I see her as a childhood friend.

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Tamaki “How about it?”

After explaining that she’s really just a childhood friend…

Tamaki “I see…”

Tamaki “If that’s that, just sit back here. I said a while ago. Because of your kindness, Konomi was just hurt a bit.”

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Tamaki “Don’t worry, I will go to where Konomi is, just leave it to me.”

I tried to reason out that it may be better that I’ll go instead.

I think she agreed.

So we ran everywhere, until we found Konomi in front of her house, tending Genjimaru.

Konomi “Hey, what’s wrong Genjimaru?”

Konomi “Hey stand up. Let’s go for a walk.”

Konomi sees me.

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“Taka-kun…”

We go for a walk instead.

(Park)
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Konomi “Sorry about earlier, when I went home suddenly.”

Konomi “Anyway, Genjimaru is cruel, even though I said to have a walk, he doesn’t want.”

Whatever I said made her a bit happy this time. Maybe I was explaining about the event at the cafe.

Konomi “Is what you said true?”

Konomi “Taka-kun, do you know…”

I may be telling her that I don’t like her as a girl right now. But I like her as a childhood friend and that’s a given.

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Konomi “Maybe not now… it’s okay. But, someday I’ll be more beautiful, and I’ll make you like me.”

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Konomi “I like you Taka-kun. More than anyone, I like you.”

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Konomi “This feeling, I won’t lose to anyone.”

Konomi “But Taka-kun, you may see Tama-oneechan as more special.”

(Huh?)

Tamaki “Ara, I won’t intend to lose either…”

Konomi “Sorry, Tama-oneechan, we got lost a little bit.”

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Tamaki “Well then, Konomi. Whomever Taka-kun picks, whether we win or lose, no regrets… ok?

Konomi “Ok. Even if you’re my opponent Tama-oneechan, I won’t lose.”

Tamaki “Yup, as I wanted.”

(Something tells me that Takaki is gathering his harem)

What the heck are you guys talking about?

Tamaki “You haven’t noticed?”

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Tamaki “I like you too. I knew you won’t notice. Hah, that’s that.”

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Anyway they put their arms around me, and we’re side-by-side close together.

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Chie “Whoaaaaaah… Something’s big happening over here…”

Michiru “FBI vs. KGB… Aliens coming over in summer. Next Comipa theme is SF.”

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Yuji “Ahh futile. I told you not to regret.”

Yuji “Huh? This is not supposed to be?”

Tamaki “This Golden Week, maybe we can go play somewhere… Taka-bou’s treat.”

Why me?

Konomi “Really? Then… is the amusement park ok?”

Tamaki “Ok, it’s fine. First, the amusement park, then maybe onsen is ok too.”

Konomi “Maybe Tama-oneechan wants to join my sleep over at your house too.”

Tamaki “Ara, it’s ok with you?”

Konomi “Yup… I wanna learn some cooking from you…”

I wanna get out of this mess.

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Both “Refused.”

(It’s a nightmare! This is a harem To Heart 2 ending!!!)

To Heart 2: True Ending

By bluemist on April 27th, 2004

I see her as a girl.

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“Do you love Konomi?”

Finally, a proper answer… YES!

“If you realized it that way, I have nothing else to say.”

“Ok, hurry up and follow her.”

“The answer is already in you, do you still have worries?”

“If you worry too much, just say “I love you” before today ends.”

Tamaki…

“What?”

Thank you.

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“Do your best, boy.”

I run through all streets, trying to find Konomi.

Back in the cafe:

Yuji “Is this okay that he left?”

Tamaki “It’s okay, they are really a troubled pair.”

Chie “Hmm..”

Michiru “Hah…”

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Chie “It feels like we’ve seen something huge… hm.. hey wait! Where are you going?”

Michiru “Nowhere important.”

Chie “Don’t lie, you wanna peek at them?”

Michiru “Oof.”

Chie “You…”

Tamaki “You two…”

Chie “HAH!”

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Tamaki “I feel like drinking tea and relieve myself. You girls wanna join?”

Both “Okay!”

(Streets)
I’m still running…

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I ran to Konomi’s house to see if she’s there.

Konomi’s mother greeted me. She says that Konomi went away to walk Genjimaru.

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I said thanks to her and ran again, trying to find Konomi anywhere…

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Anywhere…

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Well I was about to give up when…

(Riverside)
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There she is.

“What will I do?”
“Nee, what do you think Genjimaru?”
“I got refused by Taka-kun again…”
“Konomi is just like a sister, he said…”
“Genjimaru, what can I do?”

Genjimaru “~~~” (a bit of a sad howl)

“Thank you.”
“You’re kind, Genjimaru.”
“But… it’s okay.”
“Being like a sister means we can still be together, that’s why, it’s okay.”
“I would not like it more if I couldn’t be with Taka-kun anymore.”

Genjimaru “~~~” (a bit of a hopeful howl)

“Taka-kun, did he eat the ice cream?”
“Me leaving just like that, is he angry?”
“But, since it’s Taka-kun, if I say sorry he’ll forgive me right?”
“What is not good?”
“Me being uncute is not good?”
“Is it me eating too much?”
“Is it wrong to be taller than before?”
“But, Taka-kun seems to like girls with bigger chests…”
“But, Konomi too, I have grown you know…”
“Just a little bit though.”
“Drinking milk, eating healthy food, so that I can’t lose with Tama-oneechan…”

Genjimaru “~~~” (a bit of an agreeing howl)

“If I would be like Tama-oneechan, would Taka-kun take notice of me?”

Genjimaru “~~~” (a bit of a questioning howl)

“eh.. hehe… I sound like an idiot isn’t it?”
“I knew I couldn’t be like Tama-oneechan at all.”
“Besides, even if I do, I still would not know what to do.”

Genjimaru “~~~” (a bit of a sad howl)

“No… I knew I couldn’t.”
“I couldn’t think of not having Taka-kun with me.”
“Is being cute not enough for Taka-kun?”
“Always being cute is not good?”
“I love Taka-kun.”
“I’m helplessly in love with him.”

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Yuji “Well, believing on me or not depends on you. Just don’t regret later.”

“Why did I feel like this…”
“It wasn’t like this before.”
“I know I like Taka-kun a lot back then…”
“But, this troubling feeling in my heart wasn’t there before.”
“It hurts, my heart hurts…”

Genjimaru “~~~” (a bit of a sad howl)

“It’s okay…”
“It’s okay, it can still go on like before.”
“Like before, I can still be Taka-kun’s childhood friend…”

Genjimaru “?”

Genjimaru seems to notice me listening to Konomi!

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“T… Taka-kun?”
“You… heard?”
“That was, that was wrong…”
“That was all a lie!”
“It’s a joke!”

I try to explain…

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“I don’t want to hear!”
“I don’t want to hear!”
“Konomi is Konomi”
“I’m the Konomi who’s always together with Taka-kun.”
“That’s why… from now on, we’ll still be together right?”
“It’s okay to be together right?”

She makes a run for it, so I chase her. Genjimaru runs along.

I remember a scene where a child Konomi is trying to keep up with me…

I think she ran so fast, I am unable to keep up. I slipped and fell.

“Taka-kun?”
“Taka-kun!”
“Taka-kun, are you okay?”
“Are you hurt anywhere?”

Flash back.

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“Wait… waaaaaiiiitt!!!!”

Why are you crying?

“Taka-kun runs so fast…”

I’m gonna leave you now…

“Nooo! Don’t leave me!!!” Crying.

After a while, I came back and held her hand.

“Ehhee~”

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“Taka-kun…”
“Taka-kun?”
“Are you alright?”

By this point…

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CONFESSION! (Honestly, I don’t know how this goes, just assume that Takaki already said “I love you Konomi” ok?)

Why are you surprised?
“Eh… but… it’s not like that.”
“But… why?”
“That… but Taka-kun. You said I’m just a childhood friend…”
That was back then.
“Back then?”
But now it’s different.
“B-B-B-but! I have small chest…” (!)
I don’t care about that. (is Takaki lolicon?)
“Taka-kun…”
“I was really happy, that you came for me…”
“Back then, when we were kids, when I was about to cry, you were always there holding my hand.”
“That’s why I thought you will come for me again.”

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“Taka-kun, from now on, can I be by your side always?”
Of course.
“As a childhood friend?”
Not anymore.

Konomi seems very, very happy!

“What will I do? I’m so happy, I don’t know what I am doing anymore!”

(By this point, Konomi and Takaki should be officially boyfriend-girlfriend)

“Genjimaru, let’s go home.”
“Thank you, Genjimaru.”

Genjimaru “~~~” (a bit of a happy howl)

Why were you thanking Genjimaru?

“Genjimaru was quite worried about me.”

Genjimaru huffs…

“After this, I should meet everyone again…”

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“Taka-kun… I… I always have been…”

THE END

EPILOGUE

(Home)
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“Good morning Taka-kun!”

I think she’s cooking for me again. You shouldn’t be doing this for me too much.

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“I’m fine, we’re lovers already anyway…”

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“I’m almost done with this, so just wait ok?”

Apparently Konomi is noticing and doing a lot of service to me.

You really shouldn’t do this.

“It’s okay, as I said we’re lovers already.”

For this, I should give you a prize.

“A prize?”

“So if I do my best I get a prize?”

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Well, this is the prize…

This is getting too long, we’re gonna get late.

“Nope, it’s still okay.”

“Besides, I want to feel your energy charging me…”

I wanna stop this…

“Hmph~ Just around 5%. I need 120%…”

Maybe let’s take a nap a bit this way…

“Ok, let’s do. Konomi’s energy comes from liking you so much!”

After a nap… apparently… some trouble… we’re gonna get late!

“Uh… un?”

She’s still groggy…

“Captain… I still need energy? Is there any more?”

“Sorry everyone… Konomi will be leaving with Taka-kun…”

What the heck is she day-dreaming about?

HEY WAKE UP!!!

To Heart 2: April 27

By bluemist on April 27th, 2004

(FINAL DAY!!)

(After class)
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After a long while, I see Tamaki again.

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Yuji “Hot~~~~”
We have our polo unbuttoned a bit because of the hot weather.

Tamaki says to button it up for a decent look and just survive the heat.

(Street)
Konomi suggests to eat ice cream.

Konomi “With this hot weather ice cream’s the best.”

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Yuji “Ooh, Konomi said something nice!”

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Tamaki “Right, my mouth seems to be dry too…”

Konomi “Decided?”

Konomi “Then, let’s hurry!”

(Cafe)
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Tamaki says that she will buy and the rest of us wait at the bench. Tamaki asks what ice cream to buy for us.

Tamaki suggests something that Yuji seems to like.

Yuji “How did you know I like that?”

Tamaki “Am I not your elder sister to not know that?”

Yuji seems to have a bad feeling about that, so he tries to pick another flavor instead.

Tamaki “Konomi, what do you like?”

Konomi “I’ll go with you, it will be hard to carry all of it. Anyway, I also have a point card” (for discounts perhaps)

Tamaki “Thanks, that helps, Yuji, decided?”

Yuji seems undecided, so he’ll join to buy too.

Before buying, Tamaki talks to me.

Tamaki “Taka-bou… you and Konomi…”

Chie “Huh? Isn’t that sempai and the others?”

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Chie and Michiru are back.

Chie “Anyway, is Konomi not with you?”

She is, she’s just inside buying.

Chie “Hey, are you already very close to Konomi?”

It’s not like that.

Chie “That again, you have been sharing a bed lately, saying that again is not very encouraging.”

She is talking about the sleepover events.

This may have been some conversation to force me to say how I feel about Konomi. Thinking that Konomi is still inside, I think I answer them along the lines of. “She is no more than a childhood friend to me, or just like a sister.” It is just a half-hearted reaction because I am talking to her friends, and I’m still trying to hide my true feelings towards Konomi.

“She is no more than just a sister to me!”

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Unknown to me… Konomi overhears everything.

Konomi “Um… er… I bought it… here…. Taka-kun”

She’s feeling really nervous now.

She may have dropped my ice cream while giving it to me.

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“Sorry Taka-kun…”

“If you want, you can take mine…”

“It’s okay, just eat it Taka-kun…”

“Ah! Charu, Yochie, you came!”

Chie “Eh… hi! Been a while…”

They are also nervous too.

Konomi is slowly breaking down.

Michiru “Konomi…”

Konomi “Um… sorry… I’ll go home ahead!”

I try to follow her, but Tamaki stops me.

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Tamaki “What will you do when you follow her?”

“Because you said something like that, Konomi is hurt.”

I tell her that I’m afraid to break our current relationship as childhood friends.

“Are you that afraid?”

“Are you afraid to break what you are to each other right now?”

“But the truth is you already know, that girl, what you are to her.”

How would you know Konomi’s feelings?

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“How many years do you think I’ve already treated Konomi like a sister?”

“Surely, Konomi is the same.”

“Even if she realizes her true feelings, she is scared to break the current relationship… and hides it.”

Flashback.

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Konomi “I was really troubled whether you hate me or not…”
“I haven’t changed ok?”
“I, will stay as me (Konomi), I will not change anything…”

Tamaki “That’s why, Taka-bou, for her sake, answer her feelings.”

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“This is my order… no… my request.”

“I will still be her sister. Whenever my sister is troubled, I will never let it past.”

“Let me hear properly. To you, who is Konomi?”

“Just a childhood friend?”

“Or…”

“Don’t think too much. It is after all obvious that you really care for Konomi.”

“The important thing is, Konomi, as a girl, will have all her questions answered.”

FINAL CHOICE:

I see her as a girl.

I see her as just a childhood friend.

(So then, which will Takaki choose? This final choice now leads to different endings, and so click on one of them to see the result of each choice.)

To Heart 2: April 26

By bluemist on April 26th, 2004

(Home)
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Konomi picks me up again.

(After class)
We walk home together.

(Riverside)
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She seems to be troubled with some kind of practice. (I’m not sure what it is about, possibly some studies, or a cultural festival performance, or something for Golden Week.)

I agree to help her practice.

“So, when are you free? Today? Tomorrow? Anytime is ok.”

“Taka-kun, you’re great!”

(Park)
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“Taka-kun… you know…”
“Umm…”
“It’s nothing…” (confession trial #2)

To Heart 2: April 25

By bluemist on April 25th, 2004

(Home)
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This entire Sunday has passed, with Konomi still in the house.

Konomi leaves at night. I walk her home.

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“Taka-kun…”

What?

“Ah… um…”
“It’s nothing…” (confession trial #1)

“So then, goodnight.”