I understood nothing of this :P I'm not even sure which characters were the focus in some panels...
Allow me to use my limited (but most probably sufficient regarding this context) knowledge of Japanese culture and also high school and university to answer this!
In the 2nd page the girl on the right is eventually revealed as the future ver of the girl on the left. We go through her story of meeting and subsequently forming a close friendship (that look on pg 4 suggests otherwise) the girl in the ponytail. However on pg 7 the japanese written on the plaque 進路指導室 (career counselling room) indicates that the short haired girl and ponytail girl are headed towards different paths after high school (followed by panels of the short haired girl in pg 8 going for various university open campuses as well as spending time studying presumably for entrance exams).
After that they slowly drift apart with the short haired girl leaving to further her studies but possibly reuniting with her super close no-homo best friend after sending that text message.
Hope this unsolicited explanation of the manga clears up your confusion!
This is based on the Aqours unit battles chat segments where the theme dueing CYaRon's turn was to design a new outfit for the group. So Furirin (Ruby's va) designed these nurse outfits and began a short skit with Anchan (Chika's va) where Anchan was the patient and she had to strip down to show where it hurt. Sadly Anchan never did strip....
This manga really knows how to keep me hoping for more! Anzu's a terrible person and her real intentions are terrible too but that moment where she stood up for Akira was really admirable. I don't have enough background with relations to lgbt enough but the characters are really acting how high school kids act like, that is, questioning yourself as a person and reflecting on your actions. Definitely a good choice Hachimitsu
No to sound judgemental but it really threw me off in the latest chapter where Moka was found to be very uninhibited. Not that its a problem to love people even in a sexual manner but the whole manga up till now has more or less avoided touching the topic (even with our apex lesbian Sakurako).
I really like how this author executes plot themes about gender and sexuality so well while keeping it silly and lighthearted but oh so real. It doesn't necessarily have to be something very deep or profound, but the small things like how bluntly a character reacts to swapping genders and using it to their own gain (see "gender swapped fraternal twins"), in the end neither acknowledged whether they're gay or bi but the vibe they give off, the "hey i might be into the same sex but i'll take it in stride and experiment" is oh so good for me. Almost makes it seem like how the issue of being lgbt is not swept under the rug like most gl/bl manga but not handled so heavily either.
I admit that I for one, am an avid rrader of oneeloli. Thus, Itou Hachi's works have always been devoured wholeheartedly by me. But this though....Itou-sensei always draws oneeloli with such feeling and grasp of such controversial topic that you can't help but feel that it isn't "wrong". But that last illustration with this particular couple going at it...it really out me off. I understand artists have the right to draw what they like and will still support itou-sensei.
Tldr: yikes nsfw 20 yr age gap. Still a good artist
No offense to the people from p106 who im sure worked very hard to scanslate the earlier chapter but i always felt the translations were a bit too literal...so i really enjoyed Kirara Fantasia's transcription of it
Right right so before i start ranting i just need to say that this is probably one of, if not the greatest Kodama Naoko work with an explicitly shown lesbian character. But i digress, not all is good without its faults.
For starters i felt it was too horribly short. I like where it went with her mom coming and the senpai dealing with it, but we don't get much of what happened between her and her mom besides that last panel showing her irritated mother and the picture of the happy couple. Im not asking for her mom to come to terms fully but at least stretch her as a plit device a little longer. I wanted to see the relationships between questioning adult children and their parents more!
Secondly is Hana, up till now a sweet cinnamon roll. But aha! For she might or might have had an ex who might ir might not still have baggage with her. It was extremely frustrating to suddenly see a change in Hana towards the senpai that felt very ooc when she had been very straight(lol)forward this whole time. Why suddenly have second thoughts now? When you're already done and married in the first place. To top it all off i hated to see her out her senpai on the spot. You don't just go and put a questioning person with the ultimatum of "you're either gonna be willing to have gay sex with me or im leaving because i if not it means you're straight". It just left a slightly bad taste in my mouth. Overall i enjoyed the manga lot regardless
My thing? Cute fluffy moeshit with no drama, breakups (and sometimes when im being a prude chaste...sex!) Just gotta keep things pure and light right? But BAM! this came in and i got hit with such well-presented reality that I must say that this was one of the best college life yuri i've seen so far.
It's sad to see cheating happen and how it was suffering for the both of them but I'm glad they sorted their respective issues out and had an amicable split. The mention that they weren't even "that" into each other was a nice touch because it just fits with the theme that they went out for experimentation while looking for real love. Saeko really should have told Miwa though, it just brought back bad memories of Honey & Honey. Also expressive art style to boot!
My love for this manga knows no bounds. Both characters are painfully lovable, endearing side characters too, no forced dramatic events, even character monologues are a far cry from the usual 20-page "hmm do i like her or do i not" bs. Man does the mc have guts to go right up to Honami senpai.
Just two girls learning how to talk to each other. Very wholesome, very slow burn, very gud.
A really good take on Touhou lore. It doesn't sit the most well with me knowing how tough it has to be for Marisa but this sort of setting actually works very well. Also @rumpledforeskin she's probably nearing her 40's, what with the stress and all of aiding in incident-solving Marisa has all the right to have a few wrinkles here and there