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She claims to really like Asumi and gets little floating hearts around her head when they hug...
I'm reading her a bit differently, primarily that she's just extremely good about separating professional and personal lives. I also think that romantic or not, she absolutely has a soft spot for Asumi. All that is to say that...
Then again, we can't expect Asumi to make the whole brothel fall for her, haha.
I honestly think we can lol. Or at least I believe it is at least somewhat plausible.
Jesus fucking christ that was... good lord. That was so hot. Absolutely perfect.
This is the one with the ASMR companion, right? Can anyone enlighten me on how can one get the thing? I think I really fucking want it.
Appreciate the link, my own digging led to the same source so it's good to know I was on the right track.
Jesus fucking christ that was... good lord. That was so hot. Absolutely perfect.
This is the one with the ASMR companion, right? Can anyone enlighten me on how can one get the thing? I think I really fucking want it.
I really loved the chapter, and I feel that there was a lot to it. I'm not even sure where to start.
I'm a huge fan of how the whole contact info thing, which is often a cliche made into much bigger a deal than it really is, was resolved so organically and in an almost by-the-way kind of manner. I also love how it was "twisted" or built up into actually learning about their first names. I also love that it is only now that we are learning their first names, at the same time they do and in the same way. There's something I find enthralling in that, something that really pulls me in.
I like Takamine's friends. They're good eggs, stalking or not. But what I loved even more was how Takamine was glaring at the one of them every time she "stole a moment" from her. And then the silky-smooth "...it can also be just the two of us." Mmm. Hit me with that good shit.
While definitely a possibility and wouldn't really surprise me, I do not necessarily read the brooding friend as a potential love rival. Something that popped to me was how they mentioned that Takamine always just went along with what they suggested or wanted to do, which makes me think that Takamine never really let herself be herself with them, which I feel is very in character, and there's the whole club deal that I feel is directly related, so it might be this sort of development, where Takamine will slowly open up and they'll get to know the real her. This is me spitballing more than anything else, though. I do feel that out of the three, Hirose is the perceptive one, so I'd say she'll be the first one to really see what's going on. I feel like she caught onto something here, already.
Sakura is full-on horny-on-main. Just straight up fantasizing about first-name basis, next thing you know the dirty girl will reach for her hand. Absolutely debaucherous. Seriously though, I feel that it's a more subtle way of showing her attachment and/or attraction to Takamine and I actually really like this sort of subtlety, and I really like seeing this sort of yearning come specifically out of Sakura and especially so early on. Another option that came to mind was that seeing her full name gave rise to memories of the past of a certain Tsukasa-chan, though I really don't think this is the direction here.
I'm not really sure exactly what about it or why, but just reading this brings such a big smile to my face. I really like that. It's so good, dude.
no drama please no drama please no drama please.
Are you new to this author?
I think it's interesting to think about this. If I use Haru and Midori as an example, the "drama" they've (as in, the author) constructed was deeper, and a lot more sincere, heartfelt, personal, and grounded, rather than "simple" teen-age romance-related drama. And it was well-balanced, in my opinion. It wasn't "just" drama for drama's sake, you know? And there was some really nice fluff as well. I'm pretty confident that they can do a full-fluff story, though I'm also confident in their ability to create drama that isn't grating or unnecessary. Kinda went lost with my original comment on this lol.
last edited at Jun 18, 2023 8:47AM
This series is upsettingly slept on. It's so cute and so fun. This chapter was, as mentioned above, pure chaos, and infinitely amusing.
Is Aizawa just wanting Michi and Kasumi to be friends or is all the flowery background and that face meaning she's shipping them?
I think she's like 50% shipping 50% *friends*ing them. There were a few times in which Aizawa acted like a massive shipper.
Oh shit I somehow missed a chapter, I'll reorganize and rewrite my thoughts after reading it as well.
Right, so some things still stand. I did not expect Max Cha Honda (which by the way that devil outfit was adorable), I did not expect the incredibly blunt, no two-ways-about-it confirmation that Senpai can see and interact with Aizawa, and absolutely did not expect her to be this comically clueless. I'm loving it.
But I also desperately need someone, preferably Michi, to enlighten her that she can fucking see the fucking dead.
I get why Kasumi is doing what she's doing, especially considering Michi actually was avoiding her, kinda made me feel bad for her, poor girl. I'm especially hoping that she learns about the real reason she was avoiding her, I'm dying to know how she'd react. I'm also interested in where actually she stands in terms of feelings and such. It goes without saying that Senpai cares about Kasumi a hell of a lot, but I'm wondering whether it is romantic or not. And from Kasumi's side, it was implied before that she was into her senpai, and practically confirmed in this chapter, and it was very much implied that she is attached or attracted to Michi in a similar manner that she is to her senpai, might she have "moved on" for lack of a better term? This is operating under the assumption that the series goes full yuri, though, so it might also go nowhere. Look I just ship Michi and Kasumi real bad, okay? This reminds me that Kasumi mentioned she has interacted with Michi before the story began, I'm really curious to see what went down and why Michi doesn't seem to remember it.
I'm also hoping that Michi witnessing Aizawa being seen and still remaining herself will push her to start interacting with her as well.
And also Senpai mentioning the marks being ubiquitous is hugely intriguing. As well as insanely amusing with how nonchalantly she did so.
Many of my points seem to boil down to - this is really amusing and really interesting and I hope to see a lot more of this and learn of the whats and whys and hows of it all. So yeah.
last edited at Jun 14, 2023 9:23AM
I have only now realized that there was a newer chapter, and out of everything, what pops first into my mind is holy fucking power play. Beforehand I thought I had some sort of a read about Fuuka. but after this, I do not think I do anymore, and I have no fucking clue what her angle is and what she seeks to achieve. Only that her attachment to Yuni is sincere, that is the only certainty in my eyes.
I've been very critical of Nanase's in-universe actions or lack thereof, and I was far from feeling bad for her, in all honesty. But this made even me feel bad for her. Not necessarily that it is happening - in a way I do feel that these are consequences for how she's been up to that point, but the timing and the how, particularly Fuuka's demeaning attitude toward her and... uh... fucking making out with Yuni right in front of her and shit. That she still in the end could not understand what Yuni wants from her was a very bizarre cherry on a very bizarre cake.
So yeah, I have no clue at this point what the endgame is and why, but I cannot deny enjoying the ride.
Also... uh... I gotta admit that Fuuka making out with Yuni there was pretty fucking hot, so yeah...
I do not think Mika will show up going forward, definitely nothing more than an afterthought. I think that it's rather clear that Watanabe has put that behind her and now looks forward, or more precisely, at Yoshioka. Get to it already, you bumbling mess of a girl.
I also think that specifically the discussion above, while great in and of itself, was reading too deeply into something that I believe is not supposed to be particularly deep. I believe there was no real glimpse into what Mika thinks and why, and definitely not what made her say what she said to Watanabe (though I do agree that some panels/moments seem to imply something, but even still), and that it was deliberate. Though I admit that, personally, if there was more room to develop that specific part of Watanabe's past and maybe even introduce and develop Mika's character, I'd like that quite a bit, especially now that there's some juicy catharsis in Watanabe's horizon. Not as a love rival, though I fully believe Yoshioka's power level far surpasses Mika's and it could've been an amusing sight.
At this point, this isn't just being on the attack, this is attempted fucking murder. And it's even killing me here, good lord that smile. I'm loving it.
last edited at Jun 9, 2023 6:06PM
That was a very touching and even heartwarming moment between these two. Seeing how Shizuku, and even Ruri, have grown and decided to move forward.
Whether directly or not, none of this would have happened if not for Kaori. It's amazingly bittersweet how especially in her condition, she shone a brilliant light over the life of so many, and it's oddly satisfying to see her "work" bear fruit.
This is kinda me projecting personal feelings unto the work, but I think that now, going forward, I want to see Shizuku open up and confess to Kaori, and try to treasure every moment with her. I want to see her acknowledge how she pretty much turned her life around, and make sure to always remember and cherish her and let her know that she always will.
I also want Kaori to fucking live but that's besides the point. This chapter has been wonderful, and I am anxiously looking forward to the two's alone time.
As another comment mentions, Vino's mind reading seems to be really surface level, and I'd assume that to glean any information that lies deeper than that really would require some more thorough reading, so while I don't think they're lying or wholly mistaken, I do think that they do not have the whole picture, or perhaps that what they did see in Lapis' mind was only relevant at that point in time but not anymore. It is hard for me to actually read Lapis as a ruthless, calculated villain, especially after very she's clearly been softening up in front of and thanks to Natori. There is a method to the madness, and there are obviously things we the readers do not know yet, and I look forward to learning them.
But more importantly than that, holy fucking shit Lapis was adorable. Natori, please, open your eyes. "Just what is the thing you treasure the most?" Hello! The answer is rather clear! A bit more seriously, though, there is a clash between the things she remembers from the game and hears about Lapis against the things that happen in front of her eyes, and I do want her to learn more about Lapis and see her connect that dots. In other words, gib more Lapis and Natori fluff, please.
As an aside, I wanted to throw in an 'in vino veritas' pun at some point here but it is 5 am and I am too tired for that.
last edited at Jun 2, 2023 10:28PM
I think some people are putting too much emphasis on Asumi's goal of finding Mai through having sex with a bunch of other women... Like don't get me wrong, consensual non-monogamy would be cool, but this isn't exactly typical romantic development (Asumi is not chasing Mai because she's madly in love with her). From a storytelling perspective, finding Mai is primarily an excuse for Asumi's lesbian brothel adventures, not the main point of the story.
I feel that finding Mai still is the primary goal for Asumi as a character if nothing else then so that she could find closure and be able to move on. It is also very conveniently a catalyst for the brothel adventures, but I definitely feel that it is still the "main goal" for now.
I also don't get the criticism that these chapters are straying too far from the premise. Why is it a bad thing that Asumi found someone she wants to do it with without paying for it? Was she supposed to limit herself to buying sex for the whole series? And both her and Nanao's experience with paid-for sex gave them a bit of extra courage to cross the line with each other, so the development is not random at all. I for one can't wait to see where it all goes, regardless of which ship (if any) sails in the end.
Heads up to folks mentioning Mai and the direction of the series or lack thereof, do remember that in chapter 16 Asumi directly told Nanao about her brothel escapades and the reason for them. I feel that, at the very least, the way the story has been set up and developed up until now has been more or less intentional.
It doesn't align with me entirely, but I do like this take.
... I do not read Eri in any way that isn't a girl in love with their best friend...
An excerpt of my own comment from above. This is even more evident in this chapter, as well as in the spoilers shared above. Seems to me like it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, but whether they call it a duck is up for debate for reasons I am not yet sure of. I hope Eri figures out it is a duck before it is too late, or hell, I'll make do with 'at all'.
I gotta say, Eri is my favorite character in this manga...
Definitely an interesting take. I never thought of Eri as an evil manipulator, my thoughts were always a lot closer to what you're writing than anything else, and I'm hoping that it is the case and that we'll learn more about Eri from her own perspective at some point. She's already claimed several times that Fuyuki is the most important person to her, I just want her to confront the question of why is that so.
last edited at May 30, 2023 12:41PM
As an aside - I've seen in the previous comments a mention of a chapter and an ASMR thingy attached to it. I assume this is only available in Moon-runic, right? I'm legit tempted.
I can post the translated script of the ASMR, but wouldn't feel comfortable scanlating the chapter or providing raws. The ASMR script includes all the chapter dialogue, but it also has more lines, so it might be hard to place them ...
Makes sense, yeah. I appreciate the thought, though. I think I just personally want to get this.
Edit 2: Apocryphal also got tricked into thinking the ASMR manga chapter was the Sayaka chapter lool... it's not, but there's not much that needs translating anyway.
Yo, wait, it isn't? I'm even more interested then.
Edit: I was about to go to sleep but was awakened by the realization that neither of them washed their hands before starting. That's nice, I guess... (sarcasm)...
I was also struck by this, but part of me finds it charming that the two are so in the moment and into one another that they don't go through the "proper procedure". Also they're perfectly clean, c'mon... C'mon!
...Also, I appreciated all the Asumi boobie shots we got this chapter. The bralette and necklace combo was really aesthetically pleasing.
Holy fucking shit let's fucking go! That was so, so sweet, and so, so, so hot. That was absolutely fucking perfect. And it's a two-parter! Nanao's look at the end there is insanely hot.
I love the little bits with Asumi's inner thoughts about experiencing this from the other side, and I fucking LOVE the communication and dynamic between the two. Nanao's reactions are amazing.
Fuck, I didn't expect to be this happy about something like this, but I'm fucking ecstatic. Made my whole week, this chapter.
As an aside - I've seen in the previous comments a mention of a chapter and an ASMR thingy attached to it. I assume this is only available in Moon-runic, right? I'm legit tempted. Oh, wait, I'm familiar with the chapter, holy shit, nice!
last edited at May 30, 2023 2:39AM
I am not affiliated with any of the parties so take this cum grano salis, but I wanted to mention that on mangadex this goes up to chapter 14, and in the comments there it is mentioned that there is someone supposedly working on this series.
Also, I do not wish to spoil much, or anything, but do know that milf ship is a thing. Also insanely fucking hot.
I am absolutely and completely head over heels for those two and their chemistry, and we're only two chapters in. This chapter felt so warm and affectionate and endearing, I was melting throughout it, and pages 17 onwards had me squeeing internally. I can't really explain it, but something about this author's work evokes such uniquely intense emotions in me, and I'm loving every minute. Or, to put it differently...
This sums up my above thoughts perfectly.
It's gonna be a slow burn innit?
If it somehow manages to be a slow burn while keeping the warm and affectionate vibe chapter 2 had, I will gladly welcome it.
My heart sinks to the abyss every time I see this get updated. Honestly, I never expected to be this impacted by this series, but we are. I'll mention this probably in every single chapter until the end, and I'm fairly certain I have done so in almost every chapter up to this point, but I still hope, even pray, for the miracle ass-pull. Hell, make up some nonsense about Kaori needing a transplant of sorts that only Shizuku can be suitable for because yuri. Let us cry happy tears, not sad ones.
On a more serious note, I'm very much looking forward to seeing what the author has planned for this story. I may not be ready for the inevitable tragedy, but I cannot say I am not looking forward to it.
TFW you get so horny, you turn to dark magics and accidentally summon a voluptuous witch to your home.
Sigh... I wish it were me...
In any case, I'm pretty certain their unique trait isn't going to go anywhere, at least not permanently. I am for some reason reminded of Swap⇔Swap; there is no point to this remark. Honestly, my opinion is that letting the mistress know is probably the best course of action, and I am expecting her to learn of it at some point. For the time being, I am interested in seeing what's up with the new girl, about whom I have a lot of questions. I will not lie, though, I am a bit of a sucker for the witch.
I assume that was not the original text but for some reason, the idea of a small girl yelling out "sus!" out of nowhere like that is infinitely amusing.
I'm hoping we actually get to see this "hidden reason" she specifically "chose" Chihiro, but I'm inclined to believe it's simply that she likes her. I can't exactly explain why, but I also really like how the exchange unfolded. How Kaname turned into a bumbling mess and dropped her facade completely, and how hard that hit Chihiro. "Rutou-san always wears her heart on her sleeve...". I really liked that part. It's all so incredibly endearing. And I want more.
Blessed. Really cool that they'd like to wish to tell more stories about these characters and their world, and I hope that they actually do so.
last edited at May 24, 2023 10:22AM
I do not wish to know whether there is any ground to what I am about to guess here. It seems like the princess and the snek are familiar with one another, not necessarily friendly, but somewhere along those lines. I'm interested in seeing where this goes; it doesn't strike me as leading to a bunch of doom and gloom. Snek seems jelly more than anything else, really.
I really like how the princess, upon first hearing the snek's whispers, immediately goes "I'll just ask her lol". I'm reading this as her implying that she did have some doubts or questions about the whole thing, but at this point, she trusts and even cherishes Sara to a degree that she'll just sort it out with her. Also, the fact that Sara's confession was stopped because she can't handle looking at Natalia's face is incredibly endearing to me.
I can see where the thought that she might be starting to reciprocate comes from, but that is not how I read this sequence, nor do I generally think this is the direction here. I'm reading this a lot closer to a rather simple shyness/embarrassment/blushiness in an "oh stop it you" kind of way, you know what I mean? Specifically in this series, her reaction would've been a lot more flowery, in all of the literal, metaphorical, and artistic sense, if she were to show actual signs of reciprocation.
Other than that the series has also been very light on turbulence and general fuckery, so I do not expect any last-minute twists of this manner. I'm seeing this as a build-up and lead-up to the eventual "breakdown" where Riri will have to actually confront her feelings and move onwards, most probably with Uda.
Will she need to attend to every singular case, or will curing patient zero be enough? I'm... uh... partial to the former.
I'll be honest, probably the single time I did not expect a teacher angle and it fucking blindsides me, I am not against this.
I'm also pretty certain a few of Mira's works have a very similar premise to this chapter's. If it goes the same route I will not mind the slightest, just saying.
I also just love everything about pages 24-25. Especially Lyriel's reaction and the two girls going ham in the front, who I am convinced for no reason are actually just doing it for fun and not under the influence of anything.
Was the inspiration for this girl Johnny Sins or some shit? I legitimately do not know if anyone enjoys the awkward standing position, but it definitely is amusing, so there's that.
Incredibly cute and heartwarming chapter, I was practically grinning throughout. I'm still a massive fan of the dynamic between Hato and Ruri; their entire back-and-forth in this chapter was pure gold. And Asako's expression on page 20 was so, so sweet. Such a great moment.
As the above commenter mentions, there is a hint of something stirring, and I'm looking forward to seeing what exactly.