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School Zone discussion 01 Jul 17:02
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Tomboy, height gap AND childhood friends? The planets have finally aligned. This is going to be a fun read.

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Mentioning the heart stone gave me intense Girlfiriends nostalgia. Hell Nanoha and Chidori already look like Akko and Mari, this has got to be an intentional homage/reference to it.

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Thanks for the update, really appreciate all of you for keeping this series going.

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those were some pretty backgrounds, love the style.

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very wholesome.

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Citrus + discussion 18 Dec 17:03
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Now with 2000% more kissing?

hopefully lol

it's no surprise citrus got a sequel seeing how popular it is, I'm looking forward to see where this story goes.

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looks promising, I like how angular Azuma's face is.

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Image Comments 24 Nov 22:28
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oh i see it now, i thought it was part of her nose lol
time to get my iq checked!

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what does the seemingly random "drip" speech bubble mean? am i just dumb and missed something?

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Image Comments 24 Nov 22:05
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@katewarner that's what I assumed too. i love hidden gems like this pic on this site, its kinda refreshing

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are we just gonna ignore that the landscape behind them is deteriorating? lol

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I love that Maho is drawn as being fairly muscular, instead of lazily having the same body type. Her and Darjeeling look really good together!

Came here to say this. The default "fluffy" body type get boring after awhile

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How is this still tagged as yuri?

Because Jun exists.

(To the original commenter: This isn't directed at you specifically- this is a question I think a lot of people have asked, so I am just offering my view in general, not trying to call anyone out or start an argument.)

Jun is a big part of it, but I do think there's more to the yuri than that. One of the reasons HxB has always been one of my favorite manga is because its way of handling girls who love girls is so unorthodox. When interviewed, Hayashiya said she doesn't even think about creating "yuri". Since she was young, "yuri and gay have just existed within her like air". To me, that's a pretty good description for how HxB does things. At its core it's not a romance, so it never establishes a romantic mood. At the same time, it portrays lesbian sexual desire through characters like Jun and Hayate, obvious crushes between young women, and a couple who can only be described as life partners (Kaicho and Miyamoto). The shinyuu system is an obvious parallel to marriage. The crushes tend to develop a lot over time, even though it's subtle, and although those crushes aren't the main plot points, they heavily influence the characters' actions. It doesn't get brought into the spotlight, but I've come to love that over the years. Hayashiya incorporates all of this into her stories by treating this love between women as though it's the most normal thing in the world, to the point where we see the kind of slapstick you would normally only see in comedic situations between heterosexual couples. When characters comment "that's gross" when Jun or Hayate say something sexual, imagine Jun and Hayate as guys and tell me that they wouldn't get the exact same response. Having lesbian attraction, both sexual and romantic, be subjected to the same standards as heterosexual attraction is really refreshing, for me at least.

Long story short, I think you're right that HxB isn't exactly yuri. It's just really really gay, and as a lesbian, I love the fact that HxB allows so many girls who like girls to exist outside of a romance setting, because we do exist outside of our relationships. But since Dynasty doesn't really have a tag that can describe that, the closest we can get is the yuri tag. And I think it's really important that the gay aspects of this manga be expressed through that tag, because they are an important part of it.

You pretty much hit the ball on why I enjoy this manga so much. It's not a romance manga, it's an action/comedy manga. The action is top notch + actually funny slapstick humour? not to mention 99% of the characters are hella gay. It's an enjoyable series even without the snippets of romance, but it's definitely the flavourful icing on the cake that makes HxB so wonderful.

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Citrus discussion 18 Jun 10:08
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Harumi and Yuzu definitely have more chemistry than Yuzu and Mei. Overall this series felt pretty shallow with some crappy drama that left a sour taste in my mouth. It's nice to see a serial series coming to a close though, even if it was pretty mediocre imo.

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Damn, lets hope this is the last of the biphobia in this comment thread, I don't want to read any more comments like this. Pure lesbians lmao

No wanting hetero or bi relationships in your yuri story is not really biphobia.

this is last thing im going to say about this, but saying that is what makes you biphobic. people are bisexual irl and their sexuality should be respected even in yuri. Let us enjoy our Korean yuri without your "pure lesbian" rulebook.

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Another adult life story ruined by bisexuality. No thank you, I'll take lesbians or nothing at all.

that's pretty biphobic

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ok but, they have matching outfits

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Im so glad this got updated again! It made my day.
The new character is going to be very amusing partner for Nagi

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did anyone else read the artists name as "Wario" instead of "Wataro"?

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Fits this conversation. Though I feel like Donut is more of a Futch.

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Just a question for those who know actual Japan: Is this sort a thing a major crime like it is here in the US? A minor crime? Not actually a crime but certainly grounds for termination? (I'm talking about the teacher/student shenanigans, of course--not the lesbian activity.)

In these stories, the teachers always seem a bit wary, but not afraid-of-landing-in-prison wary.

Here's a thing about the age of consent in japan if your confused about that, but it may be not useful because I didn't read the whole thing

The way I see it, the purpose of this doujinshi is to show sex with little background story and drama (thats how most of these go). The teachers thoughts about "sex with a minor could land them in jail" are not there because it would cause useless drama that would take extra pages.

If this wasn't a one shot, but a series, then I would be kinda disappointed if there wasn't drama with this subject 9 times out of ten there isn't, but that's just me.

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this picture is an oxymoron

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It's the return of the "outerwear-that-is-short-as-underwear"

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I actually kind of like this ship? I'm widowtracer trash, but I see this working