One of my favorite ongoing series is finally here (Thanks Kawaii!)! The side couple chapters are the best.
For anyone curious, this runs in Comic Alive, home of Miss Sunflower, Non Non Biyori, Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai, etc. In other words, this is the "mainstream yuri" everybody here likes talking about.
For some reason, the style reminded me of Kigi Tatsumi. Is it the noses and the hair, I wonder?
Hmmmm... same starting point as Comprehensive Tovarisch (hard-working perfectionist vs lazy "genius" without common sense), but everything else is different. Although I feel that it's the circumstances that are different, but deep down their characters will turn out pretty similar. They just seem to have more walls built around their real personalities.
Well it is a pretty common theme in anime and manga "studious student frustrated at the lazy genius" they even said "is this a manga?" in it, but I am liking the characters so far and a kiss in the first chapter (that wasn't a accident, played off as something else or a misunderstanding) is good :)
Looking forward to more
For some reason, the style reminded me of Kigi Tatsumi. Is it the noses and the hair, I same wonder?
Yea, I totally agree with you. The art style totally reminds me Kigi Tatsumi. Especially when I saw that one character with the short black hair from the track team. It reminded me Tatsumi's character from "Unbalance".
Just for the record: That mother's pretty heartless... Considering that the girl is still surprisingly okay in regards to her competitive nature. She flipped a bit once, but immediately apologized. Seems like a resilient child.
Mainstream Yuri: (Lighthearted) romance between high school girls. Often a bit of (fake) drama, a bit of comedy. Tends to be unremarkable yet will inexplicably earn lots of positive comments ("So cute!"). The most famous ones are Girl Friends and Citrus with the former being infinitely better.
yeah i sensed Comprehensive Tovarisch here... and a little of my dear Notes From the Garden of Lilies, i think that's comparable to the situation surrounding Yurine (oh, "Yuri" characters make my heart race <3).