So here we are. Referring to the series that has supplied (indeed, is still suppyling) many hours of entertainment, in the past tense.
Like all good fans, I bought Maria-sama ga Miteru: Hello Goodbye as soon as it came out. But unlike most Fans (those of us with personal engagement in the series) I did not stay up all night reading it. For one thing, I have been synopsizing the novels as I read them, so it takes me longer to “read” the novels than just reading them for myself. And, I openly admit to a bit of hesitation at facing the end of the series.
Bu, like all good things, Maria-sama too, must end. End it has, with the lovliest, most appropriate ending possible. It ended not with tears, but with smiles.
I will share with you these few things: The graduation ceremony was not without excitement; that a bumblebee gets a feature part in this book; that Yoshino, Yumi and Shimako are going to be a brilliant Yamayurikai and; that the next Yamayurikai after them might well be three of the sharpest-witted girls to ever attend Lillian.
I’m sad it’s over, I’m thrilled it exisited at all. Because it’s a series of novels, I can visit the lovely ladies of Lillian over and over.
Konno Oyuki-sensei – thank you. It was great.
Overall – 10