Man, I can really relate to Maria. It sucks when you like cute dresses but get teased when you wear them. But I really loved how unapologetic Akane is. It's rare to see characters like that in yuri and I love how well she was written.
Agreed, Akane is a rarity in the genre. Wish we saw more of that confidence & frankness in yuri.
This was really nice! I feel like I haven't seen this kind of subject matter come up in many yuris I've read. Maki bursting into tears about not being able to make Nico feel the same way gave me some feels.
I feel like every time I've ever seen the surprise proposal depicted in fiction, it's not particularly successful. Hiding something important from your partner for a prolonged period of time, & then springing it on them suddenly & dramatically, feels like a bad idea. But maybe my sense of romance has been killed by the details.
I was a little skeptical of this manga to start but it definitely won me over. I do think the fan club was a bit much, there was an element of sleaze that I could've done without. Still, I loved how naturally the relationship grew, how it wasn't the focus of the manga but a nice piece of it. And I do love when a manga has a 'thing' the author clearly does research on or cares about, like Collectors with books & fashion, Ano Koro no Aoi Hoshi with marine life, this one with bugs. Always fun to learn a little about something while reading.
Great, so refreshing to read something like this. I think Karuha is one of my favorite authors, at this point.
It's the church of really wealthy people who scoff at work and throw money around like it was peanuts because they can do anything they want: travel to exotic places any time they feel like it, pick the most expensive seats on the plane and the most expensive suite in the hotel, buy a whole new wardrobe on-site because they can't be bothered with hauling luggage... that church.
Unless you're filthy rich, you can't join.
scoff at work
What? Haru comes across as a workaholic. Akiyama also appears to still be working both times Haru comes home.
throw money around like it was peanuts
Sure, on their first vacation together ever. And Haru's actual first vacation.