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Shanoa-castlevania-judgment-49.9
joined Jan 18, 2016

At this point, I don't actually remember the ending of the manga, but I do specifically recall being very surprised that the last chapter I read was, well, the last chapter

https://dynasty-scans.com/series/a_divine_love_alone

That's one where it's hard to say whether it was just rushed or the author was going for a more avant-garde kind of thing with the ending.

last edited at Apr 9, 2018 9:28PM

Shanoa-castlevania-judgment-49.9
joined Jan 18, 2016

Gamma. Could have been an absolute masterpiece of a manga, but a good third or even half of the story got skimmed over. The result is a travesty of an ending.

I didn't think the ending was that bad. Sure, it was obviously rushed, but an attempt was made to resolve all the subplots and bring the story to a proper conclusion. Compared to the ones I listed, I feel Gamma was ended with relative grace.

You're right that it wasn't too bad really. I meant more that it could have been near perfect from top to bottom, and it ended up with a weak final part, which to me was super disappointing.

themusicman500
Shanoa-castlevania-judgment-49.9
joined Jan 18, 2016

It seems like Natsuko is starting to really crush on Haruko now, if the blushing and heart thumping are any indication.

themusicman500
Image Comments 08 Apr 22:35
Shanoa-castlevania-judgment-49.9
joined Jan 18, 2016
Nonbi-

This can actually be pretty relaxing if you do it outside of just a sexual context.

Shanoa-castlevania-judgment-49.9
joined Jan 18, 2016

Gamma. Could have been an absolute masterpiece of a manga, but a good third or even half of the story got skimmed over. The result is a travesty of an ending.

themusicman500
Shanoa-castlevania-judgment-49.9
joined Jan 18, 2016

This was an effectively sad chapter. Neeko will definitely relapse many times on her path of self-improvement, but we must have faith in her despite that.

last edited at Apr 8, 2018 3:00AM

themusicman500
Shanoa-castlevania-judgment-49.9
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At this point it's clear the uploader needs more experience with Japanese to English translation, and how scanlations are normally done. (as literally as possible while still reading naturally) That said, I enjoyed it and I don't think it was anywhere near as bad as people have said. Some definite problems and mistakes, but fanfiction? Devoid of taste or a feel for the English language? I don't think so. It's actually quite similar to how the Ace Attorney series of games is translated, with jokes and slang added in.

last edited at Mar 31, 2018 5:33AM

themusicman500
Shanoa-castlevania-judgment-49.9
joined Jan 18, 2016

I really liked the translation. A lot of young people use international slang for fun when talking to themselves. At least I do.

themusicman500
Shanoa-castlevania-judgment-49.9
joined Jan 18, 2016

I think Shaft's take on this would be fascinating. We already have characters with unsettling personality quirks and flaws, Shaft's creative visual direction could make it even more special than the manga. The Monogatari series's problems are rooted in the novels.

themusicman500
Shanoa-castlevania-judgment-49.9
joined Jan 18, 2016

Sincerity on the internet is very hard to judge, and if I’ve been trolled I can only say, “Well played,” but that one person did seem to be very sincerely miffed that the story did not meet certain personal criteria for romance, yuri, and narrative closure.

It’s true that Mimika’s libido has been locked and loaded from the very beginning, but I don’t think even Chekhov himself would need to actually see the trigger get pulled to be satisfied that it’s eventually going to go off, offstage, at an appropriate time and place.

I think the user in question got banned not too long ago for trolling too much, and now opts for a more balanced mix of trolling and sincere commentary.

last edited at Mar 28, 2018 1:45AM

themusicman500
Shanoa-castlevania-judgment-49.9
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I'm really uncertain how people are calling this subtext when both characters acknowledged their love for each other, they're only waiting till Yuzumori is old enough to kiss and so fourth. That said I'd really like an epilogue with them like 10 years in the future and a kiss. Maybe a kiss at a marriage ceremony, but I might be getting greedy.

Exactly one person called this subtext, and I really hope they weren't being sincere.

themusicman500
Shanoa-castlevania-judgment-49.9
joined Jan 18, 2016

Lately the scan sizes have gotten pretty out of hand, IMO. I dont know why you'd need scans that huge on a desktop but its definitely murder on mobile devices. Even on wifi each page loads at what seems like dial-up speeds and that can't be good for your bandwidth to serve such huge files that, lets face it, 90% of users are going to look at for a few seconds and click next.

Anyway, thats my long-winded way of asking if we can improve this - maybe keep the gargantuan resolution files to the chapter downloads, or have the resize button pull a smaller version of the file instead of DLing the whole thing and having the browser do the resize?

Are there some releases in particular that you're having issues with?

For me almost every manga on the site started to load significantly slower in the last month, though it's gotten a little better this week. In particular, each page of 1 x 1/2 chapter 7 takes several minutes to finish loading. This is on desktop with fast Wi-Fi.

last edited at Mar 28, 2018 12:17AM

Shanoa-castlevania-judgment-49.9
joined Jan 18, 2016

Loved this chapter. Alice's blushing and body language around Marie was insanely adorable.

themusicman500
Shanoa-castlevania-judgment-49.9
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How is it a non sequitur?

My comment had nothing to do with what the point of romance stories is. I was praising how the character's love was presented.

You said that the author respected the characters privacy, there is no respect of privacy in a romance story. The whole point is getting to see their most private of life events.

That may be what you personally enjoy in romance, but ultimately the genre is about showing romantic love. How intimately the story delves into the characters' private moments is at the author's total discretion. For instance it's very common to leave the characters' having sex up to the reader's imagination.

33 chapters and no kiss isn't fine. For all we know they never actually got together after Yuzumori grew up and realized that she wasn't gay after all.

I mean if that's what you got out of the ending it's fine to interpret it that way. I think their love is on the right track personally. Even though Yuzumori is growing and changing in looks and personality over time, Mimika still loves her. That counts for more than any kiss.

last edited at Mar 26, 2018 1:59PM

themusicman500
Shanoa-castlevania-judgment-49.9
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I admire that the author respected the characters enough to give them some privacy.

That's not the point of reading romance stories.

That's a non sequitur. This particular romance story happened to not end with a kiss and that's fine.

themusicman500
Shanoa-castlevania-judgment-49.9
joined Jan 18, 2016

I would be extremely apprehensive if we ended up getting an adaptation with the same studio as Citrus. Do the people who watched Citrus not have functioning eyes? Not even the OP managed to have decently, DECENTLY, animated kisses, one of the elements that is supposed to be portrayed as intense. OST? Forgettable. ED? Ah yes, the good old plain song slapped with a few slideshows, good job. Do we also have to go on about how Mei looked off in more than half of the frames the was in? This is not even subjective. Having enjoyed it is one thing, pretending sloppy looking visuals are nice is an entirely different level of lying to oneself. Anything but DEEN and Passione, thanks.

The kisses weren't unusually bad, they were just... normal low budget anime kisses. For a manga with intense kissing scenes that could be even better animated, it was very disappointing and a sad missed opportunity. It's like a shonen anime adaptation with brief, choppy fighting scenes.

themusicman500
Image Comments 26 Mar 03:51
Shanoa-castlevania-judgment-49.9
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Yabuki

Heard this show isn't very good and has harem elements. The bait won't work on me this time.

last edited at Mar 26, 2018 3:52AM

themusicman500
Shanoa-castlevania-judgment-49.9
joined Jan 18, 2016

It should have jumped ahead to their first real kiss!!! I mean 33 chapters, and no kiss, BOO!!!

I admire that the author respected the characters enough to give them some privacy.

themusicman500
Shanoa-castlevania-judgment-49.9
joined Jan 18, 2016

Nice series. Decision to not have them kiss was interesting, but probably for the best. Yuzumori-san tackled a controversial subject, and unlike Kodomo no Jikan, managed to handle it and finish it with taste and tact.

last edited at Mar 25, 2018 10:46PM

themusicman500
Shanoa-castlevania-judgment-49.9
joined Jan 18, 2016

That was great.

themusicman500
Image Comments 21 Mar 03:01
Shanoa-castlevania-judgment-49.9
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65493308_p9

Frankly I'm not sure if Reina even ended up the right lesbian anyhow. Maybe Asuka was the chosen one all along.

themusicman500
Image Comments 21 Mar 01:39
Shanoa-castlevania-judgment-49.9
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Special

I would advise everyone here to disregard the meme, read Ayanero Taicho's doujins about them, then come back.

themusicman500
Shanoa-castlevania-judgment-49.9
joined Jan 18, 2016

#notgay
#just_for_miho

themusicman500
Shanoa-castlevania-judgment-49.9
joined Jan 18, 2016

Pretty sure these are new characters, with familiar faces due to Kaodama's style.

themusicman500
Restrizione discussion 19 Mar 09:13
Shanoa-castlevania-judgment-49.9
joined Jan 18, 2016

But why Italian?

It's a Romance language.