Hazuki x Flowers is the true end. Feel free to quote me on this.

Back in 2004, Sekai Chuushin De Ai Wo Sakebu (published by Viz Media as Socrates in Love) captured the hearts of many Japanese women (and men). Around the same time, the South Korean drama Winter Sonata also gained a massive following with its main audience consisting mostly of older women.

This phenomenon has been dubbed as the Jun’ai Boom, or the Pure Love boom– referring to the pure and enduring love depicted in them. Even after eight years, I personally believe that this trend has persisted in Japanese media in various ways.

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