Sawako was not able to give Kazehaya chocolates on Valentine’s Day, but this setback did not stop her from pursuing her feelings for him. Despite her shyness and anxiety, Sawako’s determination to show her love would eventually lead to a confession and a deeper connection between her and Kazehaya. Their story serves as a reminder that love can be challenging and rewarding, and that taking small steps toward vulnerability and honesty can lead to greater intimacy and fulfillment.
Sawako and Kazehaya’s Relationship
The central focus of Kimi ni Todoke: From Me to You since the beginning has been Sawako and Kazehaya’s brewing feelings towards each other. Sawako, commonly known as “Sadako” by her classmates due to her resemblance to the character from the horror film “The Ring”, has always been a shy and introverted person. On the other hand, Kazehaya who is the total opposite is a popular and outgoing student who has been drawn to Sawako’s kind nature ever since they first met. She admires him for his kindness, honesty, and how he treats everyone equally. Sawako dreams of being able to be like Kazehaya one day. Someone who is the source of smiles and positive energy to the people around them.
Kazehaya on the other hand is drawn to Sawako’s genuine and innocent nature. He sees her as a kind-hearted girl who always tries her best, even in the face of adversity. He is also intrigued by her unique way of looking at the world, which often differs from his own. Kazehaya’s initial attraction to Sawako is based on her personality and outlook in life, rather than her physical appearance. As he gets to know Sawako better, Kazehaya begins to develop deeper feelings for her. He starts to see her as more than just a friend and begins to feel a romantic attraction toward her. However, he is hesitant to act on these feelings at first. Partly because he is afraid of damaging their friendship, and partly because he is unsure of Sawako’s feelings toward him.
Sawako’s Deeper Feelings for Kazehaya
Sawako’s feelings of admiration slowly turned into romantic feelings. She has had these feelings for him for a long time but has been unable to express them due to her overthinking most of the time. As Valentine’s Day approaches, Sawako decides to make chocolates for Kazehaya as a way to express her feelings for him. However, her shyness and self-doubt cause her to struggle with actually giving the chocolates to him. Sawako feared that he might already have someone else he likes or receives chocolate from. Lastly, Sawako’s lack of experience in giving chocolate to someone special or even to friends added to her existing anxieties. On top of that, she is caught up in a misunderstanding about Kazehaya’s feelings toward her, further complicating the situation.
During this time, Sawako realized how she truly felt about Kazehaya. She decided to express this feeling by making chocolates in time for their school’s upcoming Valentine’s Day. Sawako spent a lot of time making chocolates by herself, handcrafting them to perfection. At some point during her process, she noticed how she clearly showed some favor towards Kazehaya through the abundance of toppings for the chocolates made for Kazehaya.
Despite the challenges, Sawako was determined to give Kazehaya chocolate on Valentine’s Day. She knew it was the perfect opportunity to express her feelings for him. Sawako’s determination led her to gather the courage to make homemade chocolates for Kazehaya. She poured all her love and affection into making the chocolates, hoping Kazehaya would feel the same way. Her initial purpose for these chocolates was to express her gratitude and romantic feelings for Kazehaya.
However, on Valentine’s Day itself, she was suddenly filled with uncertainty and hesitation about when or if she should give him the chocolates. There were suddenly so many factors she had to consider for her to push through with her plan.
Sawako’s Decision and Her Reasons
Sawako’s decision to not give Kazehaya chocolates resulted from different factors that she happened to see that day. First was the timing, it seemed that she was unable to find the right moment to give Kazehaya the chocolates without their classmates making a big deal out of it. Second was her witnessing Kazehaya receive different types of chocolates throughout the day. It was emphasized to Sawako that there were two types of chocolate during Valentine’s Day, one was obligatory chocolates and the other was confession chocolates. Sawako realized that if Kazehaya accepts her chocolates, she doesn’t want them to be just categorized as obligatory chocolates. Lastly, her final decision not to push through with her plan came from her witnessing Kazehaya accept Kurumizawa’s chocolate. Someone who she knew had romantic feelings for Kazehaya.
While Sawako is unable to give Kazehaya chocolates on Valentine’s Day, the experience serves as a turning point for her. She begins to realize that she needs to overcome her shyness and be more assertive about her feelings. With the help of her friends and Kazehaya’s support further in the story, Sawako begins to take steps toward becoming more confident in herself.
The Aftermath of the Situation
While Sawako was unable to give Kazehaya chocolates on Valentine’s Day in the first episode of the second season of Kimi ni Todoke: From Me to You, the experience served as a moment of growth for her. She realized she needed to be confident in order for her to fully express her true feelings. Sawako and Kazehaya’s relationship continued to develop throughout the season, despite the challenges they faced. Ultimately, they were able to confess their love for each other and start a romantic journey together. The story of Sawako and Kazehaya’s struggles and growth is a testament to the power of perseverance and the importance of taking risks in pursuit of love.