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".
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).
Loving the MC, btw.
I'm glad I wasn't the only one who sensed a whiff of Notes there. Just a little undertone, but enough to register.
The characters are really lively, not just some tsundere and kudere, but actually have quite complicated personalities. It is interesting to read, because you can't predict what you'll get from these girls next.
Art is also god-like, dynamics is perfect, definitely want more of thiiis!
AAAH NICE! REAL YURI since the first chapter, I mean... I don't mind histories building up romance but when the history ends open or with a "Well, they probably ended together" it hurts so much... AND DAYUM I'm so weak against short haired blondes... I'm gonna love this one
Just for the record: That mother's pretty heartless...
Maybe it is, but, in my experience, this works great for making your child study hard. My parents were strict like this and I think it was for better.
Being strict to make sure you don't slack off and pay attention to prove yourself is one thing. Instilling a perfection complex that tells you you're a failure if you aren't the best is another.
It's striving for perfection that makes people great, not actually achieving it.
You'd be surprised how common a practice it is to try and instill a perfection complex in children, especially in Eastern cultures. Not that I'm saying all Asians (Japanese specifically) stick to this tradition, but when brought up traditionally, that's what parents are doing and that's what they have been doing for centuries. They instill the complex in hopes their child will be useful, to not only them in the future, but to society. Having a perfectionist complex (in the parent's eyes) means they will do anything it takes to be perfect. Failure can't be seen as an option otherwise they'll find a way out of working hard: "oh I only got 5 marks lower than that guy, I'll be fine," he says, but why would any respectable company hire the guy, if that other guy got a perfect score? How would that reflect on the person and his family? It's all about status in the fast paced world now.
I neither condone the action, or agree with it, but it's culture and tradition; it's a parenting style that has been around for a long time. It's pretty hazardous and, statistically, the constant strive for perfection has lead Japan to have the highest suicide rate, but let's be realistic: if you don't like the way it's done, you're going to have to try and break down hundreds of year old tradition to make them reconsider the parenting styles.
On a happier note: this manga is very interesting to say the least. I love how Yurine (is suddenly reminded of Karas) is baiting Ayaka to work harder to beat her. I kinda like the idea of the manga too: 'the genius wants to feel normal by having someone else beat her score' feels a bit cliche, but I hope the more Ayaka gets closer, the more Yurine likes her and when Ayaka finally beats her, everyone will gets a happy ending. Yay for hate/angry/love, that's always a treat. (((o(ﾟ▽ﾟ)o)))
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.
edit: No don't take this too seriously.
Question- what is mainstream yuri?
By "mainstream yuri", I just meant that it was published in a major magazine.
In various discussions on the forums, people have expressed a desire to see more yuri in mainstream publications (i.e. not Yuri Hime). I was just noting that this is one such title, for those who pay attention to that sort of thing.
You know what? Cliché is cliché for a reason; it usually means that everybody loves it and it's super popular and...I liked it!
True, but you can use it so many times before everyone is sick of seeing them.
Some people can look past the cliché, others can't. I guess it's how you use it. Example, I adore Yurine, and 95% of the time I despise the cliché she is (the genius who hates being a genius) because of her personality. She pushes people away (like Captans trying to recruit her), and doesn't act like the whole world hates her because she's sooooo smart. Intellegent and narsassistic? Nope, could not handle that much cliché.
I think this one has potential. And... I'm not entirely sold on the "lazy" genius. She may be a genius of sorts, but lazy, I guess we'll see. Perhaps she is also a hard worker in her own right. I look forward to more chapters!