True Tears Office Pool

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“Here’s 10 for horse number 4.”

whitehatazn-48.jpgGambling in the United States is a multi-billion dollar industry. It takes on many forms and shapes which can be both good or bad (many times it’s bad). One form is casual sports betting and one type of game in that form is a score table (or i think that’s what it’s called). Score tables have numbers on the top and the side ranging from 0-9. Score tables are used for a few people to guess the final result of a game. The better selects a few squares for a certain bet per square (usually agreed upon in the beginning) before the game beings. When the game is finished, the person who chose the winning square usually receives the total pot of everyone else’s losing bets. The winning square is usually defined as the last digits of the final score. For example, if the final score of a basketball game was 52-48, then the winner is the person who placed a bet on the square where winning team is 2 and the losing team is 8.

This game came to mind after watching the 7th episode of True Tears. After watching the 8th episode last night, it seems like a few combinations are tough to occur now. But considering that I watched Canvas 2, True Tears can still throw enough curve balls in the last few episodes to really mess things up. Plus, the character camps have gotten very distinct over the past few episodes and I’m very interested to see how the anime blogger world selects here. Being the casual gambler I am, I kinda wish opportunities to do this kind of fun post come more often.

Below is a table with a list of names on both the top and left. The top names (letters) represent the proposers and the left names (numbers) represent the accepters. Each square is a couple combination. Selecting A2 means that by the end of the series, Shinichiro and Hiromi will be together by Shinichiro proposing and Hiromi accepting.” Selecting any equal name matching square (A1, B2, C3, D4, E5, F6 and G7) means that the character will be with no one at the end of the series.

    A B C D E F G
    Shinichirō
Nakagami
Hiromi
Yuasa
Noe
Isurugi
Aiko
Andō
Miyokichi
Nobuse
Tomoyo
Kurobe
Jun
Isurugi
1 Shinichirō
Nakagami
A1 B1 C1 D1 E1 F1 G1
2 Hiromi
Yuasa
A2 B2 C2 D2 E2 F2 G2
3 Noe
Isurugi
A3 B3 C3 D3 E3 F3 G3
4 Aiko
Andō
A4 B4 C4 D4 E4 F4 G4
5 Miyokichi
Nobuse
A5 B5 C5 D5 E5 F5 G5
6 Tomoyo
Kurobe
A6 B6 C6 D6 E6 F6 G6
7 Jun
Isurugi
A7 B7 C7 D7 E7 F7 G7

*Spoiler Alert!* Before going any further, if you haven’t seen the series yet, then chances are the following information will end up revealing a bit too much information. If you are watching the series, I’m going to make assumptions about the show after episode 8 so catch up if you are behind. If you really don’t care too much about the series yet you want to participate, then read one of the many blogs covering the series to catch up. I am not responsible (most of the time) to possible harming of your viewing experience. *Spoiler Alert!*

I am also making the following assumptions: If the series were to continue with the current couple pairings, then:

  • I will assume the following pairings and there needs to be a clear event of a change:
    • A3: Shin x Noe, Shin proposed
    • G2: Jun x Hiromi, Jun proposed
  • The Ai, Nobuse and Tomoyo are assumed to be single (I consider Ai and Nobuse broken up after episode 7)

So what are your picks? Comment below with three possible pairings (and/or singles) that will be there at the end of the series. I would like it if your three selections include two high-probability picks for whatever reason and one risky pick. My selections are:

  • B1: Hiromi x Shin, Hiromi proposes – I really like this pairing and the preview to episode 9 hints to a solid setup where Hiromi goes to repent her mistakes to Shin.
  • D5: Ai x Nobuse, Ai proposes – They eventually make up. Ai asks Nobuse to accept her back and he agrees.
  • C6: Noe x Tomoyo, Noe proposes – My yuri pick (because you can never get enough). Noe, being depressed after being dumped by Shin, decides that she should mack it with Hiromi’s friend and Tomoyo says “Why not? Let’s go.”

The winner gets… well… a big helping ego and pride. I’ll allow for more than person selecting the same square which then the winners can get to share the ego and pride evenly.

I’m just really interested in what viewers are predicting from this series. Hopefully, I can do this again with another series when the time comes.

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3 Responses to True Tears Office Pool

  1. usagijen says:

    Shin x Noe till the end! D:

    For sure, Shin’s feelings will again be in turmoil once she finds out Hiromi’s true feelings, and what she’s been through. I remain hopeful that we’ll see a different twist to the story, and not make Shin x Hiromi end up together simply because of the “first love” predicament, and out of sympathy for what Hiromi has gone through.

  2. Kabitzin says:

    LOL all this time Noe has been chatting with Hiromi to satisfy her proxy love for Tomoyo, ofcourseitallmakessensenow!

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