As much as I’m trying to I don’t really see any yuri between the two girls I tried but sensei is just way to emotionless for me to catch anything it really is just a sensei and fan relationship even with my biased yuri vision
She's certainly subtle, but I think her affection is evident. The rose situation is the most blatant. When fan told her that there's meaning to a number of flowers given, sensei immediately googled it a left fan with 9. What a Chad. There were other moments but I'd need to reread to remember them.
These comments. I really like this story. Kinda insta faved. The prez isn't really a character. She's meant to be a plot device to draw the actual love interests together. The premise is "girl A is obsessed with girl C and through shenanigans, her sister girl B falls in love with her." Girl C (prez) is not important as a character. She doesn't need screentime. The point is for the other girls to fall in love in a unique premise. I don't know why everyone's hating this so much. I think it's cute.
I love this so much. It's definitely a story that makes more sense when you binge it all in one sitting (but you'll question Akiho's long periods of absence). I used to keep up with it as chapters came out when it first came to Dynasty, but stopped reading when I lost track of what was happening. Just reread the entire thing and caught up and it makes a lot more sense. The chapters are bite-sized but a lot happens. There's a lot of complex internal conflicts happening with all the characters and Nakano develops quite a bit over the chapters, but I think you miss a lot of it when you're reading 8 pages at a time, several months apart. As a binge, though, I think this story's really awesome. After finishing An Easy Introduction to Love Triangles, I've had a hankering for polyamory and this is getting dangerously close to scratching that itch. It feels really communal with all these sexually active lesbians livings to close together. Nakano is a great magnet to bring them all together, too. Now added to my favorites!
I'm a little conflicted on this one. The art is fantastic, and I really like Jisoo. It's not like green tea bitch where Tong Tong is the exact opposite of how people percieve her. Jisoo's genuinely kind of a badass, she's just not a cruel delinquent (though her picture from high school suggests she may have been). Hwayeon is an interesting character, to say the least, even if she's rather frustrating. I want to know more about her and why she is the way she is.
But, omfg, the protagonist. Jeongwon yells a lot and does obnoxious things like run away from situations and stares at people for long periods while daydreaming. Then, anywhere from three text bubbles to multiple pages are spent telling the reader how embarrassed Jeongwon is, or that she feels bad, or imagining different consequences for her actions. I don't know what Jisoo and Hwayeon see in her since she's so annoying.
I'm gonna keep reading, but I understand why others won't be continuing.
I, for one, loved every part of it. I think the mom plot's fine. It's a little direct to serve a very specific purpose, but I think that's okay. I mean, it's like when the heroes spend the whole story trying to stop the big bad from getting the macguffin, then the big bad gets the macguffin, and it results in a big epic fight scene against impossible odds that we all know that outcome to but is fun to watch. The confession in the airport was that scene. As a writer, I know that "realism" isn't really what you should be going for. Gotta make that drama happen ;o
Maybe I'm just giving the author the benefit of the doubt, but I thought it was an amazing story with a great payoff. I cried at the end. Seeing how happy everyone was to have Sora back, and the scene with Sora and Ayaka in Sora's room, just gave me such good feelings. Plus, as a person with an abusive mother (though maybe not as bad), those interactions made perfect sense to me. Abusers have a certain level of perceived control over their victims. She wasn't throwing in the towel, she was letting the leash go taut, convinced that Sora will come running back to her.
I haven't read the LN but I listened to a podcast that spoke about the series at length. Based on their assessment, I figured I probably wouldn't read it. The instant I saw the description for this manga, I knew what it was (and was shocked that it got a manga adaptation). Based on what I know about the series, I think this first chapter is an improvement. As a writer, I know how powerful visual storytelling can be in comparison to raw prose. The visual storytelling here is really great, with incredible art and putting a lot of the more "egregious" aspects of the LN in the 'background.' For example, Tanya's outfit isn't mentioned at all. While prose would have to elaborate on her outfit and how much skin was showing and blah blah blah, the manga can just show you and leave the implications up to the reader. There's already interesting conversation happening in the comments here in regards to that (despite the people engaging in those conversations believing that it's a negative).
I think this is pretty awesome. The story's developing pretty slowly with a nice pace that allows us to focus on the main characters. This chapter introduces the protagonist, her primary ally, her main motivation, and her goal. We see her power level, a job change, the limits of Laplace's abilities, and the "enemies." It's concise, fluid, and easy to follow. The mangaka's done some great work with the original material and the visual medium only helps it.
On the topic of gender politics, why are we talking about that on dynasty reader? We literally have a tag called [404: Men Not Found]. Comical representations, or lack there of, of men is a frequent occurence in a lot of manga hosted on this site. But this is the one that people complain about? I think that's really silly. At least Exiled has something to say with it. Hyperbole and exaggeration are tools writers use to convey messages and themes. If one of the themes is "patriarchy sucks," then I think this does a pretty damn good job at showing it. Every man in this world is comically, irredeemably evil? Awesome! I've been listening to 1950's radio shows (thanks, mom) and their women are so two-dimensional and they serve such limited roles in their narratives. It's great seeing the shoe on the other foot every once in a while.
Personal verdict: very excited to see how the manga expands upon and handles the original material. The art's fantastic and the mangaka's and translators' combined work will surely produce an interesting series that will breathe new life into the polarizing legacy of Sexiled.
I can't remember if Jill actually has that shirt in-game. Even though Alma's straight, I ship her with Jill super hard (especially since Jill's super into her). Pretty sure Dorothy/Jill is canon, or at least one-sided. So this picture makes a lot of sense, with Jill holding Alma's hand while Dorothy's holding onto Jill's head and fighting with Alma. But Alma just looks casual like, "I don't even have to try and she prefers me ;o "