Chinatsu doesn't really have many friends around her own age, it seems. I do like how she acts like a kid though, rather than just a really short adult.
Agreed. Chinatsu is one of the really few kid in manga that is actually making sense by acting as how they should be. Last time i actually read manga with kid being kid is in Yotsubato. Kochimuitte Miiko doesn't count bcs it is manga for kid (tho lots of adult still read it)
This is the type of manga, where you don't really realize about the character development is happening because it just happens so naturally.
What does the vol 4 have in store for us i wonder
It's safe to assume the teacher, just like the new guy, also knows about Touko's sister. Maybe they're the former student council. Or maybe they know each other because they're in the same batch. I'm craving for more detail backstory.
I know there's a lot that needs to be resolved, I just hope that, along with the completion of the play, that not everything is rushed through as well. That, the play won't be the climax of the plot. Perhaps this arc is pre-play, we don't know, I think that it's hard to have real expectations for this series, I'm just bewildered by everything that happens, it's all sort of... new? The setting is pretty unusual, I find the characters, the pacing, unpredictable, I don't know what to expect, what could happen, because it could really go anywhere, can't it?
So, there's the play, Touko's issues, Yuu's feelings, how Touko and Yuu's relationship would evolved after Touko becomes aware of those feelings (if she doesn't accept them/there's conflict, Yuu is gonna have to face that too), Sayaka's love life, Maki's role.
I included Maki too cus like, well, he was probably meant to do more, I don't think his part in the story is limited to just their conversation at ch16(?). His advantage is pretty much that he's the only one aware that whatver ambiguous relationship between Yuu and Touko is going on, so he could actually be someone that Yuu can confide in (+he's in a neutral position). Yuu's pretty deep into all of this, her perception of Nanami and herself, what's going on, is becoming pretty biased and inaccurate. I think that the chapter where she incorrectly assume how Nanami felt (chapter 10? about Nanami's motivations) was a good indicator of that, that what she thinks she knows isn't always accurate, that she overestimates herself.
Hit the nail right in the head with your post. This series doesn't have a clear path as to where the story would end yet and thats the beauty of YagaKimi, it doesn't feel like your average yuri story where you know everyone would get a happy ending and nothing bad would happen to anyone. I mean, for all we know, Touko could end up never changing and marrying a man she doesn't love due to what she thinks people are expecting from her.
Anyways, i hope we get to see more of this characters for a long time and that this doesn't end in heartbreak. Thats all i'm ask for.
i've read some of nakatani's works, it seems like she loves to have open-end route rather than, let's say happy ending or sad ending route. Like she loves to be in grey area than in black or white area. I'm considering we would get that kind of ending, And seeing all of her other works, she's not the type to stick to one ship so there's a possibility we don't get 'happy' ending for the main pairing but idk, this is official series and not indie so.. yeah there's huge difference
Her attempt to become her sister may be linked and may have even caused the 'I like how you can't love me' attitude. The latter seems to be a defence mechanism to keep herself sane, or at least a way to emulate her sister.
If this emulation facade is collapsed by the play, I think the latter attitude will harshly collapse too. She might be devastated because the hypothetical defence mechanism may be insufficient to combat the incoming tsunami. The collapse of the mechanism will make things a lot worse too.
However, a 'positive' thing about this whole situation is that the defence mechanism will no longer be there to reject people who could love her and support her back.
Yes, and i believe we recall that the ending and title of the play is still undecided. So it means either the ending will be the same with the way Touko choose to live her life or she makes the ending as her reference.
I think the ending of the play arc will be the closure for the issue Touko shoulder all this time.
...the most possible ending of the play is that the main character actually doesn't choose from the 3 option and instead making a new option that only belongs to her. Maybe.
The one thing that i really like about this series is the story-building and development. It always starts slowly and gives a really subtle and vague foreshadowing of what may come next. It rarely rush things, it has a nice pace. The end of the chapter is a bit different than most of the yuri manga that i read. It doesn't end with any huge scene but you end up wanting more. So nice. also, Touko is aware that she's empty and wanting to be her sister. It's so nice to see this. Because usually, in a manga the other protagonist will be the one who make the 'empty' character realize that they're not doing what they want. But here, Touko is aware about it, and Touko herself has the intention and desire to be someone else. I am looking forward with what Yuu will do in responds to that.
A tomboy is the kind of kid who runs around, climbs trees, gets dirty and covered with leaves, rides bicycles no hands and stuff. So in that sense even if Nadeshiko has masculine qualities, she's not "tomboyish".
Tsukasa is a tomboy and Nadeshiko is a prince xD
I really need more series with reverse GB I say reverse as in the "reverse" harem there are too few series (worth watching/reading) with a tomboy/prince-like girl :c and too many brainless/hentai/ecchi series with guys turning into hot oppai girls that the first thing they do is touch themselves xD
Well . . . let's face it. For most teenage boys, if they turned into a girl what's the first thing they'd do?
Well, as a teenage girl myself, if one day I found out that i'm awake in boy's body, dick will be the first time that i check, just to make sure about my sex. So... i think checking or even touching is fine to do the double check?
My adorable cinnamon roll and her sister is in the last photo
Hm, the latest ep of an ongoing anime and this, is making me a bit more self conscious of the role of older siblings, how younger siblings would perceive them.
But wow, yes, the beginning of a new volume, a new arc. Shit's gonna get tackled.
Oh shit the cover is beautiful
Do you mean Hibike?
Frankly speaking If I take it personally, it is true that your sister's action can give such a big impact to yourself.
Her success can be an inspiration for you, and in Touko's case, her sister's failure (yes, because she died before accomplishing something) give a push for her not to do the same thing. (This, too, i can relate personally)
The competitiveness in sisterhood is so subtle and sometimes looks so adorable. Well it's not. As a younger sister you'll be determined to do better than your sister. Which, sometimes becomes an unnecessary burden to you. I could see this happening to Touko tbh