Our Word of the Year choice serves as a symbol of each year’s most meaningful events and lookup trends.It is an opportunity for us to reflect on the language and ideas that represented each year.The beginnings of true and lasting love if I ever saw it.
For the most part our lead characters are in a relationship together from the beginning to the end of the series.
The typical format is 99% courting with the eventual payoff at the end when our little lovebirds finally realize their mutual affections.
However this is sadly mostly wasted over the course of the story.
Now here is where Suki na yo is a bit different from its other romance cousins.
Mei is your standard "everyman" kind of girl typical in shoujo romances.
She’s cute, though not particularly beautiful, and pretty much average in every other way.Oh how I wanted to say, I love you to Sukitte Ii na yo...but I just can’t because you’re a flat two dimensional romance that just didn’t live up to my expectations.But when a dangerous situation ends with Yamato kissing Mei to save her from the unwanted attention of a stalker, Mei begins to develop feelings for him.On the heels of her discovery that their feelings are mutual, they start dating and she gains not only a boyfriend, but friends as well.So, take a stroll down memory lane to remember all of our past Word of the Year selections.