Why is it my nightmare? Because I haven’t seen anything new for years and I love Maya x Masumi, they’re so super cute. I want to see them together, but there’s still so much to scan and the japanese volumes don’t really move on either… Like I said. It’s a nightmare.
Either way, while impatienty waiting for the slow scanlations (but thanks anyway guys, you’re doing a great job!), I decided to give my thoughts on the end of this manga. Whenever it’ll be.
So, my prediction is, Maya “wins” with her interpretation of the Crimson Goddess and they key to that is Masumi. Those two share an insepperable bond and have truly found their “one true love” in eath other, they just haven’t had the chance to live their love. Their relationship was complicated from the very beginning, when Maya was still obviously much too young to be Masumis lover and it was all about a taltented actress. Fate has been very cruel to them resulting in a very tragic love, even after they both are very aware of eath other’s feeling. Actually, I think the realization that they’re deeply in a mutual love, made it even worse, because of their difficulties being together.
However, this sad and tragic part of their relationship is exactly what’s going to give Maya the advantage in the Crimson Goddess competition with Ayumi. Sensei Tsukikage was only able to portay the Crimson Goddess as good as she did, because of her tragic love. They key point in the Goddess is the love aspect and Maya has experienced a very painful love towards Masumi. She knows what it’s like to long for someone you can’t have. She knows what being in love but not being able to be together means. She knows the pain seeing her loved one in the hands of someone else. And we’re not just talking about any other “love”, this is the often quoted one true love and that’s what makes it so hard to endure.
Maya’s extreme hardships in her relationship to Masumi will make her come out as the true Crimson Goddess and I’m sure when she’s on stage acting her part, she won’t do it for herself, or her Sensei or anyone for that matter, besides Masumi. She wants to act for him and she wants to show him her perfect Crimson Goddess and I’m pretty sure he will be moved to tears, because he’ll be the only one who’ll truly understand her acting.
And since I’m a hopeless shipper, I bless them with a happy ending. Someone who loves eath other so much and has gone through so much agony, deserves to be together. Maya is already going into the direction of really not caring about anything besides wanting to be with Masumi, but he’s having more difficulties, especially since he got that crazy jealous fiancee of his he needs to get rid off, without driving her into suicide. The later in the manga and the more obvious they’re becomming about their feelings, the harder they become to watch. The trip on the boat they shared, was too bittersweet to endure. Just do these two lovebids a favor and let them be.
And the 11 year age gab?