Me: Oh, a scotish accent, how original. As a self learn english speaker this should be quite a test for me, but how hard can it be?
Also me: I REGRET EVERYTHING MATE!!
This isn't just a Scottish accent. She's speaking a language closely related to English called Scots. Scots and English are both Germanic languages which some researchers classify as a dialect of English. Don't feel bad if you can't understand it written. Most native-born English speakers can understand most of written Scots, but it is pretty difficult for most to understand it in the spoken form unless immersed in the language.
If you would like to try your verbal comprehension skills, check out this video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=trx1iP9n7ik). It is Psalm 23 from the Bible, so pretty recognizable if you have any Christian background.
I've said it before, but I really appreciate how this manga is so supportive of non-traditional genders and sexuality. It's pretty rare to see acceptance and alliance with minimal angst. It's nice how it deals with some of the internal despair over discovering queerness; the whole series feels like a safe space in a good way.
I think every manga fan can agree that there are some problematic behaviors advocated in the art form.
I think this is a very silly statement.
Yeah, you're right. I might have well just said that there are problematic behaviors in any art form, but I still think that there are certain frequencies of advocated behaviors which occur more often in specific art forms.
Is statutory rape not a thing in Japan? Isn't this girl supposed to be in Middle School?
Fun fact: Child porn was banned in Japan in 2014. They havent fully adjusted to this yet.
fun fact: manga characters aren't actual persons.
"Funny" how people get their panties in a bunch for a character having a sexual encounter, but when said characters are butchered in horror or guro manga, it's somehow acceptable and "just fiction".
I was not trying to clutch at pearls, I was just trying to start a discussion regarding the normalization of this behavior in manga. I think every manga fan can agree that there are some problematic behaviors advocated in the art form. This series hasn't had enough translated yet, but I would be pretty disappointed if it is played straight as an acceptable form of romance. I know that there are cultural differences, but I'm pretty sure every prefecture in Japan has an age of consent above 13 now.
As for butchery portrayed in manga, I would have a problem if said butchery was presented in a positive manner. I haven't seen any tacit endorsement of actually striving for the scenarios laid out in horror and guro, but I definitely have in manga depicting relationships between adults and pubescent children.
Absolutely criminal that there is so little discussion on this work! This is one of my favorite yuri coming-of-age stories, and while obviously sexual in nature, it does not fall into the trap of showing sex just to have it, but rather uses it as the vehicle of self-discovery. I honestly rank it up there with Girlfriends in terms of same-sex coming-of-age romance.