Rumbling Hearts, Season 1Closed Captioning
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Friendship and faith, love and betrayal . . . and guilt. Rumbling Hearts weaves a tale not of superheroes or science fiction, but of the silent sufferings of any potential passerby. This is real life. Happy endings are bittersweet at best. Meet four fast high school friends — Haruka, Takayuki, Mitsuki, and Shinji. Life's promise shines brightly on these companions, until one day a random accident leaves Haruka in a coma. Her boyfriend, Takayuki, cannot forgive himself and seems determined to follow Haruka into a comatose state. Mitsuki dedicates her life to taking care of this tragic young man, and the pair salvage what they can, falling into a self-destructive relationship floundering in guilt. When Haruka awakens three years too late suffering from anterograde amnesia, everyone has to act as if not a day has passed. Torn between his unhappy real-life train wreck with Mitsuki and the warm and fuzzy daydream high-school romance with Haruka, Takayuki watches what little silver lining was left in life be mercilessly and methodically stripped away.
|1||Closed CaptioningVideoFriends to Lovers||As high school draws to a close, Haruka regrets that her long-held crush on fellow classmate Takayuki will never see fruition. Moved by her friend's devotion, the outgoing Mitsuki decides to take action and arranges for a clandestine meeting. Prompted to action, Haruka confesses her love at long last and the two become a couple. But what should be a dream come true quickly sours, as even the best of intentions cannot stand up to the emotions of the young at heart.||24:01||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|2||Closed CaptioningVideoWaiting||Their problems in the past, life could not be better for the young couple Haruka and Takayuki. But unexpected feelings of jealousy drive Mitsuki to meddle. Working to gain Takayuki's time and attention, Haruka can forgive her friend just about anything. After all, life is good and the future promising. Takayuki has even decided to attend a university, much to Shinij's astonishment. Running late for his date with Haruka, the young man bumps into Mitsuki once again...||24:02||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|3||Closed CaptioningVideoMoving On||Three years have passed since the tragic accident, three years in which Haruka has been in a coma. Takayuki and Mitsuki are in a loveless relationship, lacking in joy and ridden with guilt. Neither followed through with their plans after high school, and their lot in life is not the shining dream they once expected. Takayuki has an abusive, unfulfilling job at a local restaurant and Mitsuki gave up competitive swimming, once her passion. Of their old group, only Shinji has made something of his life.||24:03||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|4||Closed CaptioningVideoBetrayed By Love||Things seem to finally be working out for Takayuki and Mitsuki, for the young man has made peace with the past and wants to rededicate himself to the future. But their newfound happiness is thrown to the wind when the unthinkable happens... Haruka has woken up! And she's been asking to see Takayuki. Suffering from anterograde amnesia, Haruka has no sense of the years that have passed and believes they are all still in high school together...||24:02||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|5||Closed CaptioningVideoLead Astray||Flashback: It's been a year since the accident and Takayuki is overwhelmed with grief. Mitsuki, believing the accident her fault, has been taking care of him as best she can. Dedicated to his health and well-being, she reaches out to Takayuki in his darkest hour. Confessing her love, Mitsuki tells him how she has kept her feelings locked away all these years, that she didn't want to betray Haruka. But Akane finds out about this recent turn of events in the worst possible way...||24:02||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|6||Closed CaptioningVideoWishing||Haruka's condition has everyone living out a warped high school daydream, as they are forced to act as if the past three years haven't occurred. For the young girl's sake, Takayuki has vowed to visit her every day at the hospital and continue this facade. Remembering that Haruka was once the most important thing in his life, he wonders if she still is. When Mitsuki attempts to visit Haruka at the hospital, Akane stops her and yells at her for being selfish, chasing her off.||24:02||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|7||Closed CaptioningVideoAlways Second Thoughts||As Takayuki spends more and more time at the hospital, his old feelings for Haruka begin to resurface. When Akane walks in and discovers the two in a romantic embrace, she accuses Takayuki of playing with her sister's feelings. Mitsuki, upset by her suspicions that the young man still loves his high school sweetheart, makes matters worse with a night out on the town. Both of them distraught and distracted with recent events, words are spoken which cannot be taken back...||24:02||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|8||Closed CaptioningVideoOld Scars Are New||As Takayuki begins to enjoy the fantasy more than the reality, Mitsuki becomes suspicious and decides to visit Haruka herself. All the young girl can talk about is their "shared" beau and her love for him. That evening Mitsuki presents Takayuki with an ultimatum, forcing him to end his daily visits. Instead of getting better, their home life gets much, much worse. One rainy evening at the restaurant, Takayuki sees Akane across the street and worried, heads straight to the hospital.||24:02||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|9||Closed CaptioningVideoUnraveling||Everyone seems distracted as of late... Takayuki searches the city over for a children's book he once bought Haruka. He doesn't seem to have even the slightest interest in the promotion being offered to him at the restaurant. Mitsuki can't concentrate at work and has taken up some serious drinking. Shinji is chasing yet another woman and doesn't have time to listen to her woes, but over drinks a few nights later confesses to having feelings for the miserable Mitsuki.||24:02||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|10||Closed CaptioningVideoImpulses||Haruka is gaining some awareness of the passage of time, while Takayuki has no idea of where Misuki has disappeared to. When Haruka finally asks what day it is and how much time has passed, she is upset to learn that they have lied to her this entire time. Akane simply cannot take anymore and tells her sister the full, harsh truth, sending everyone into a panic. Meanwhile, Mitsuki has hit rock bottom, believing she has lost it all. With her liquid courage she seeks to damn them all...||24:02||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|11||Closed CaptioningVideoWhere the Blame Lies||The entire world has gone crazy! Mitsuki has seduced Shinji, taking advantage of his feelings for her, and is now faced with regrets. Haruka's collapsed back into a coma to protect her from the emotional overload, and all they can do at this point is continue to shelter her from the outside world. Akane, taking on the guilt for their combined mistakes, has disappeared and is no where to be found. And Takayuki's illness has progressed to the point of collapse...||24:02||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|12||Closed CaptioningVideoFriends to Enemies||Mitsuki cares for Takayuki as he recovers, telling him how she has given up everything in her life to be with him. Confessing to her affair with Shinji, his lack of anger confirms her worst fears. He doesn't love her. Unable to compete with Haruka any longer, Mitsuki leaves. Haruka wakes back up, this time being nothing like the last awakening. In fact the girl doesn't even remember her first time awake. And when Shinji approaches Takayuki to make amends, the two have it out.||24:04||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|13||Closed CaptioningVideoThe Past Will Catch Up||Takayuki visits with Haruka. Realizing that three years have passed and things change, she asks him if he's dating anyone else. He tells here there's no one. But when Mitsuki visits at the young girl's request, Haruka learns the truth. Upset, she throws Mitsuki out of the room. Haruka wants to know why she lost three years, and why she woke up now with everything all screwed up. But most of all, she wants that time back, the three years that she slept through.||24:02||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|14||Closed CaptioningVideoMayal's Gift||In the dramatic series conclusion, Haruka, having accepted things as they are and dedicated to her rehabilitation, has gained new confidence. She tells Takayuki they must part ways, thanking him for the memories -- their life together was like a dream. The young man resolves to fix things with Mitsuki, realizing that he needs her, that he truly loves her. Having searched everywhere for Mitsuki, Takayuki finally finds her and confesses his love and his desire that she always be by his side.||27:39||$1.99||View in iTunes|
Sweet and Sad, but could have been so much more...
I watched this when it originally aired, and I found it to be a very bittersweet story of first love, the dreams we have, and how that can change as we get older. This was originally based of a ero-game, and some of the after credits shorts (if they remain) refer to this. This show is not for everyone, and the male lead left me personally dissatisfied (hence the 3 stars), since I could never figure out his appeal to the two female leads. Nevertheless, if you want something other than an action, sci-fi, or gratuitous sexual innuendo anime than this is it. It can be very realistic, and probably reflects the confusion of modern relationships better than it should (minus what happens to the original girlfriend in the beginning).
This isn't your usually anime with ninja/samuria dudes cutting their heads off. Its a much different style of anime. If your up for something a little different them most animes try the first few episodes out you might like it
The man who does the Trak-Shun podcast finally gets one of his traks on iTunes. This is a good show, but only for those who really believe in true Love. Its not for PERVS!!!