I mean there's no ads what so ever. How do this website pays itself? From the scanlations? From a donor? Or is it from selling our informations?
If my informations is really being sells, I would expect to see a lot more cute gay smutty action-y teacher/student age gap incest action stories in my ads... hmm, that wouldn't be so bad, actually, definitely a marked improvement over all the other dumb ads out there. You can sell my info anytime, Dynasty.
I see, so every time an user request to have their account deleted (which I always found pointless and stupid) they actually lose money!
I think what's interesting is the magazine that publishes Yuzumori-san isn't a hardcore otaku thing at all, publishing mostly seinen and slice of life stuff including Stretch. In fact, as far as I can see, this is the only lolicon series they publish.
So it's interesting that this is clearly not aimed at an audience for whom loli stuff is a regular thing they're used to, so it's worth asking the question of how the author wants a more general audience to respond to the work.
Big Comic Spirit is a seinen magazine. They publish adult stories, but also ecchi stories.
Nya-chan, what is your interpretation of this manga? What do you think the author is attempting to convey?
In my opinion, there's no special message. It's just a romcom with a twist : one of the protagonists is an elementary schoolgirl and the other one a high-schoolgirl
The author puts Mimika in an awkward situation, where she's attracted (romantically and also sexually), to Kaede and the whole story revolves around the fact that Kaede is 10 years old, so Mimika has to suppress her urges. That's where the comedy lies. Readers watch Mimika agonizing over it, and they smile.
There's also light drama, because Kaede is very lonely and finds herself clinging to Mimika, but also "falling in love" with her to the extent a 10 years old can.
And now, the author added a rival, in the person of Ririha.
It follows a standard romcom pattern. The reaction the author wants to elicit are "It's cute", "It's funny", "Ah, Ririha is evil!! Whatever happens, she had it coming!", "Awww, I hope Mimika and Kaede get together later!".
Nothing more. None expects Mimika to rape Kaede or Ririha to drag Mimika to a love hotel. The author isn't writing that kind of story.
I think there's nothing further from the author's mind than a social comment about pedophilia or whatever. She just uses trivial Japanese cultural elements.
It's a fact that Japanese media has a lot of sexual imagery involving children, or at least teens. It's been the case for decades.
Whether or not it's acceptable, the author here, doesn't make a comment about it. They don't "explore pedophilia", they don't make a statement about sexualization of children in the media industry.
They just use a fact of life there, known to the readers, as a plot device, perfectly suited for their characterization. Nothing more.
And people saying that 10 year olds don't know what a pedophile is, makes me laugh.
Maybe they don't know precisely what it involves, but children are taught very early, especially in Japan, to be wary of suspicious people. Every elementary school children has an alarm on them, they can pull if they feel threatened. Yuzumori has one too, from chapter 1 : https://dynasty-scans.com/chapters/yuzumori_san_ch01#5
People who enjoy the work are talking about the characters and the events and have different interpretations. Some of them are wrong. And we'll have disagreements about which ones those are. But that's all it is.
You, of all people, advocating for tolerance of disagreements.
This manga is Japanese, intended for Japanese people. I've read far worse. Did you know Japanese love toilet humor? You think it's weird or gross. They don't. They find it funny.
Same for this. You find it weird. They find it cute.
I still don't get what your point, or goal, is.
Opening the eyes of us, dumb readers, that this is an horrible manga subliminally promoting pedophilia and that it should be removed from here, that we all should write angry mails to Yawaspi and getting the author behind bars?
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At no point any adult has been shown in that manga. Your issues about sexualization, or whatever, are clearly not addressed in the "world" the author created and are clearly irrelevant. The author isn't writing hentai or a social comment. They are just writing a romantic comedy where some characters are 4th graders.
Stop inserting reality and your triggers in my age gap yuri manga.
Keeping contact with your HS friends demands a conscious effort on your part, because everyone often takes a different path. It's not about keeping contact, it's about having something in common and having the time.
I can say for sure that I didn't keep contact with any of my HS friends. I moved out of my hometown after graduation in order to go to University anyway. I have one University friend in my contact list, but I can't say we have anything to talk about anymore.
In the hypothesis I was going out with a HS friend, and we get to have a LD relationship because of circumstances, it would have been tricky at best. Even without distance, the interpersonal links tend to unravel when you each live in your own sphere.