Now don’t get me wrong, I already said what I needed to about Mekakucity Actors earlier on this list so it’s not like this show was even good enough that it needed to be on here twice. No, it definitely does not.
Ayano, however, does.
As some will recall, I sure do love me some Ayano. She’s a character I respect and admire very much. And I got all I wanted from the show by having her get a happy ending too. My only problem with Kagepro had ever been that she had such a sad story and didn’t receive the happy ending that everyone else did in Summertime Record (depending on which interpretation we’re going with since I don’t remember what was canon for what’s going on in that MV).
But – SPOILERS RIGHT – everybody more or less gets a happy ending in Mekakucity Actors (albeit one that could have used a little fleshing out and maybe seeing the gang’s reactions to getting Ayano, Haruka and Hiyori back from the dead). Ayano gets that extra focus in the end though that made me beyond happy.
Though they did butcher the TV version of her song, I was still happy to see her animated so prettily outside of that one scene. I was happy to see the show at all. To see her and everybody get that happy ending. I wrote that big long, silly personal post that involved Ayano but to add on to that and sound like a huge idiot again: seeing a character you respect like a hero get their happy ending even though the strangest of means does give you some hope.
tl;dr I loved Ayano then and I love Ayano now and I’ll love Ayano until I die.