Not really sure what to think. There are some stories with robots that I liked, mostly because the robot itself experienced love in a particular way, when it was not expected nor intended for that to happen. It feels more "human" when it's the result of an event outside it's programming, as it'd be the development of actual feelings. But the robot specifically programmed to love, always seems as kind of creepy. Even though she's not it's owner, instead of seeing a romantic development, I see a machine fulfilling it's program, void of emotions...
I mean romantic/sexual attraction is basically just organic programming anyway. Animals are basically just poorly optimized self-propagating robots made out of meat.
Aaaand now I'm going through an existential crisis.
Well, it feels like a Komura Ayumi story. Much like UsoLily or Mori no Takuma-san. She likes "subversive" couples, but not too much.
It's published in Margaret after all, which is a mainstream shoujo magazine. It's cute and fluffy, but doesn't challenge the consensus.
She goes out of her way to point that it's an "all girls school", that the "prince" wants to be married and have children at some point and that this relationship will probably not survive graduation.
^It IS cliché. It follows all the tropes of the shoujo manga, about a girl being close to the school's idol when all the other girls keep each other in check, and being bullied, but being strong about it and trying to protect them and being the only one to understand them, etc, etc... but I do love tomboys. Though the prince isn't very tomboyish except in appearance.
Give me Kase-san any day. That's an assertive tomboy.
Yet, her fantasy was kinda overly sensual/sexual, the way it was unfolded, so could just be that she herself doesn't really understand it. And it was mostly the sensei's words dismissing it as something she can play out as a joke. :p
I agree that her fantasy was erotic.
But she replied to sensei something akin to "you're quick on the uptake". Meaning, she implies he was right and didn't fantasize about boys because it'd be too embarrassing. Yuri died on ep 1.
Page 6 : "Je vais envoyer bouquet pour vous demain également" Japanese speaking french is hilarious. Even more with their accent, having in mind Nodame Cantabile, when they're in Paris. The oneshot itself was decent, I like this author.
Having in mind Maria-sama ga miteru and Strawberry Panic.
The fake french accent of the seiyuus is hilarious.
I hope this doesn't go the "Poly person is proved wrong and magically becomes monogamous upon meeting the 'right' person" route because that's just insulting.
I don't mean to be "that guy", but outside of fiction, polyamorous relationships are never long-lived and are always doomed to fail. They are inherently unhealthy. Monogamous relationships are complicated enough already. The more individuals with different ways-of-thinking and motivations you throw into the mix, the more complicated and unstable the dynamic becomes. It's all in the math.
They are neither unhealthy or doomed to fail.
But it takes a lot to make it work for the people involved.
Because it's difficult to meet everyone's expectations.
And mostly because of external pressure, like yours.