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joined Oct 25, 2015

pretty... (^^ ) ....I like the art in this chapter.

last edited at Oct 6, 2020 10:08PM

ffins07
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joined Oct 25, 2015

No words... WTM...

Ha-ha...

Wooper
joined Oct 25, 2015

Still enjoying this series. I wish there were more college and post-college-aged-protagonists series.

Wooper
joined Oct 25, 2015

Laughs. Yes!

ffins07
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joined Oct 25, 2015

Given that Risako just straight up admitted she lied about a bunch of stuff, I would not put much weight in what she says--but I'm not Kaoru. *rolls eyes*

This is an interesting difference between actual people in real life and characters as plot functions in fiction.

In real life, once someone is revealed to have been lying about something important like this, it’s rational to be distrustful of any such things they subsequently say.

But in this fiction, readers have known for a long time that Reiichi and Risako have been lying; we just haven’t known about exactly what until it was revealed in the latest chapters.

Once Kaoru confronts Reiichi (at long last), his demeanor doesn’t suggest that he is trying to minimize what he had done by claiming that there was no physical cheating. Similarly, Risako doesn’t appear to be trying to wriggle out of a tight spot—on the contrary, she seems to revel in revealing her previous manipulation of the situation, and so far from being distressed, she seems somewhat bemused by her own interest in Kaoru.

Basically, nothing would be accomplished for the story by the further revelation that the affair between Reiichi and Risako was physical rather than just emotional. Kaoru knows the truth about Reiichi’s feelings for her and about the shaky foundation of her marriage. What she does next is unlikely to be affected by finding out that Risako was a double liar rather than just a liar.

I don't feel Risaka felt she was in a "tight spot". Her behavior isn't surprising. I was never on the affair train, so don't care about a revelation on that point. I was curious about Risako's feelings generally and feelings toward Kaoru. Just because someone is low empathic (Alexithymic or something else) doesn't make them less human. They still have motives and intentions, however poorly they are able to express them or be understood by others.

What I was calling consistent is that we still only have a shallow view of Risako's motives; we only really know her through what she's said to Kaoru. And it seems less likely that'll change (now that my optimism has been squelched :D).

So what I wanted didn't happen, but this chapter was okay in terms of Kaoru continuing to move forward. I just felt she wasn't as strong here (communicating) as she had been in the previous two chapters.

Reiichi is not a unique character to me, so I don't really care much about his background and such being filled in... Nothing surprising in anyone's behavior to this point. If the story isn't distinct, I want the characters to be rich and interesting. Risako was the best bet for me, but ...oh well. ¯_(ツ)_/¯

The drawing is still decent.

P.S. People do respond similarly to how Kaoru has responded--in many situations she's faced--in real life. We have the luxury of being the observers to her unfortunate situation, but we don't have the (not) luxury of observing ourselves as we struggle. Yeah, these are characters in fiction, but they aren't 100% exaggerations.

P.P.S. Not trying to convince anyone to like Risako. (Wouldn't necessarily want to hang out with her in real life, but I just found her the least boring of the characters. Kaoru could've been if I had more tolerance for people not owning their own emotional responses. She's too offputting and not developed enough for me to like as a character.) Everyone has differing opinions about everything. And I'm grateful for it.

last edited at Jul 31, 2020 8:37AM

ffins07
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joined Oct 25, 2015

@sofieru posted:

I don't care about the previous 33 chapters of torture. I am excited for the next chapter. As long as the author reveals Risako's inner thoughts or her side of the story, this manga is saved for me. A good chance it'll make it onto my like list, ha-ha.

Hurrah for direct communication! And Risako!! \O/

aaaaand I have to agree with every bit of my soul here!

:( ... ch35 didn't quite cut it for me. Risako remains a low-empath enigma. I felt like this was kind of cheap albeit consistent with how she's been written--shallowly--throughout the manga, but my optimism probably got the better of me (expectations too high).

Given that Risako just straight up admitted she lied about a bunch of stuff, I would not put much weight in what she says--but I'm not Kaoru. *rolls eyes*

I do hope the mangaka manages a decent ending. This chapter felt like a regression. Hopefully, in a couple chapters, I can say it would read better reading all the chapters back to back. x(.__. )x

I don't need a happy story nor for all the characters to be "flawed", but I'd at least like to have some full, interesting characters, and none have met the bar. :/

'til the next chapter...

last edited at Jul 30, 2020 11:13PM

ffins07
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joined Oct 25, 2015

Creepy, but pretty. :|

Wooper
joined Oct 25, 2015

Adults. Cool. I'm in for this weird, switchy art style. (^.^ ;)

ffins07
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joined Oct 25, 2015

I don't care about the previous 33 chapters of torture. I am excited for the next chapter. As long as the author reveals Risako's inner thoughts or her side of the story, this manga is saved for me. A good chance it'll make it onto my like list, ha-ha.

Hurrah for direct communication! And Risako!! \O/

Wooper
joined Oct 25, 2015

I really enjoyed another chapter in Shimamura's head, even if she was sleeping for most of it. The meta chapter...it felt like three stories woven into one without much signaling. My main takeaway from that is that this author really likes aliens for whatever reason. :?

Thanks for the updates!

ffins07
Citrus + discussion 22 Jun 23:09
Wooper
joined Oct 25, 2015

Not diggin' the stylistic changes. Not just Yuzu's hairstyle, but also the "intense eyes" on random characters (especially Harumin). I am not a fan of the heavier lines that distinguish Citrus+ from its predecessor, either. Oh well...

Wooper
joined Oct 25, 2015

Wondering how I missed this. Cute, albeit short.

ffins07
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joined Oct 25, 2015

~(˘▾˘~)

Wooper
joined Oct 25, 2015

My belated thanks to Sneikkimies and the rest of the team who bring more of this lovely story to us week after week.

So grateful there are Shimamura's out there for the world's Adachis, ha-ha. That is some possessiveness that I would not want to handle. Shimamura is kinder than she knows.

Looking forward to the next installment.

ffins07
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joined Oct 25, 2015

If a romance is going to be pulled out of nowhere, I'll take Uta x Risako. ;p

ffins07
Wooper
joined Oct 25, 2015

Finally! I feel like we've finally encountered a pool of water on the other side of a desert. They are actually talking to each other and directly. This is so great! ha-ha...

ffins07
Wooper
joined Oct 25, 2015

Why do I like this story? Most of the time I find slice of life, everyday stories boring and they end up being about cute girls doing cliche school stuff.
But every chapter here is very engaging and makes you feel like you are living in it, rather than just reading about some characters while disassociating from them.

There are other stories that I like for the interesting plot and twists, but sometimes writing something like Hana Ni Arashi can be more difficult. Plus the fact that they are both highly likable is very important.

I feel like this will get an anime.

Well said, MacySan.

ffins07
Wooper
joined Oct 25, 2015

Gold. So glad we have this series.

Wooper
joined Oct 25, 2015

Thank you so much. What-de-heck, gotta go READ!!!

Wooper
joined Oct 25, 2015

As refreshing as ever. Looking forward to the next installment.

Wooper
joined Oct 25, 2015

Okay. So this turn of events was ...reasonable. Not used to this. Hah.

ffins07
Citrus + discussion 17 May 17:34
Wooper
joined Oct 25, 2015

*sighs* I'm going to refrain from commenting on the story, but I still really like the art in this series. I may be reading it no matter how many sharks jumped, ha-ha.

Wooper
joined Oct 25, 2015

Finally, my wish for more Shimamura POV was appeased. I enjoyed this chapter tremendously.

Adachi's internal monologue did nearly creep me out at time. If I knew someone felt that possessive about me, I'd want to "run for the hills", as they say. No thanks. But Shimamura is not me. hah

There were so many precious moments. All of the interaction with minor characters fit in well with the overarching narrative and never took up too much space in the story.

To top it off, we got the blunt, Shimamura anticlimactic closing.

"Sure, why not."

Perfection.

Thank you, @sneikkimmies and everyone for sharing this.

last edited at May 15, 2020 9:33PM

Wooper
joined Oct 25, 2015

That was so direct, I liked it. Looking forward to the next chap. (~˘▾˘)~

ffins07
Wooper
joined Oct 25, 2015

Well, that was fast. Not a romance. I wonder at the angst/drama, or maybe the whole story will be fast. I wonder at this holding my attention.