I really liked this. I think the cliched ending would have been silent pining, but it turned out there was such a strong depth of feeling on both sides. It developed a really strong friendship in a very short time, such that you could feel what it would cost them to risk ruining it.
ARt is great af. Well, according to the lore the Hakurei family separated the human world from the "youkai" world aka Gensokyo. It's implied that Yukari had a great importance is this conjuncture since shes the one that control borders and was always close to the Hakurei family through generations. Maybe the author changed that up a little bit and put all the work on Yukari's shoulders, creating a new backstory for Reimu since she's obviously not the first Hakurei miko.
EDIT with some infos: "The barrier was first created by humans in Meiji 18 (CE 1885), and later reinforced by youkai. While the idea was at first highly controversial among youkai, and led to much infighting between them, it is now almost universally accepted. Yukari Yakumo is widely acknowledged as the architect of the barrier, and is said to have first motioned for it around 400 years before its actual creation, though Yuyuko Saigyouji has speculated that not even Yukari could create a barrier of this level by herself."
Thanks for the backstory, that does add something to it, knowing it's a twist of an existing story and not completely new.
Lol, she'll be the one to get things done in that relationship forever. Moving in, getting married, she'll always be like, yes, we're doing this and the senpai'll be all stuttering and blushing but secretly happy.
I loved the afterword but I actually really like these two and their dynamic. I guess the senior's character is more typically seen in the younger one in the relationship, but it's not really a role reversal here of that common archetype, it's just how their personalities are. I'm glad Miman wrote these two chapters as happy, I'd like to see more of her stories like this.
Kind of loving this. The art's rough but not bad and it's hilarious and a great mix of the two worlds. And I always love when people handle being transported to a different world (a la so many fantasy stories) this way, understandably confused but also pragmatic.
Tsundere Charmander and Kyoko are super cute, I totally love how that's unfolding, especially with Kyoko pointing out the whole "you can't choose your trainer" thing.