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can you make a girl fall in love with you by molesting her? apparently yes

Only if you're paying her 1M Yen

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Here comes the next Amnesia

Re; Bright and Cherry Amnesia

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Where is the NTR tag...

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Real talk though, this has been broken since before the midpoint, and I suspect the editor didn't like the yuri under/overtones so that's when the depression arc started. Ever since the manga weirdly split off from their fun on the island, it's been incredibly weird. This is blessedly going to end now. The depression arc threw me for such a huge loop. It still doesn't make any sense to me and one would likely have to go back to read and reread it to get it.

These were such good characters but I don't understand what the central conflict of this entire story was? One girl was lonely? While the other stopped talking to her all of a sudden because?

It's cool that people want to read in this ambiguous masterclass in undertone drama, guess I missed it. I don't really care for most of the replies on here, I just had to vent about how poorly this turned out after starting out so amazing. I hate that they pulled out the yuri roots and left nothing but two girls who kind of know/talk to each other sometimes when they're not busy.

This is much the same way I feel about it as well. There did seem to be a large tonal shift somewhere in the middle of the story, and then after that I found the plot and character development very hard to track. I kept having to step back 2 or 3 chapters every time a new one came out, to get caught up on what tentative threads of story I was supposed to be watching evolve from chapter to chapter. The salamander and frog imagery was frustrating to have to keep tracking in that way, and I don't feel like it delivered a very meaningful metaphor in the end. I don't personally care if the story turns out Yuri or not. But I found it increasingly hard to suss out what Koyuki's problems were, or what I was supposed to be making of all her dizzy staring into space. There is a point in there, I think, where the subtlety of the story stopped being impressive and started becoming tiresome. At the end now I find it really grating. In the middle of the story somewhere––probably around the arc the previous poster is talking about––the narrative stopped having any forward momentum, and the manga became mostly characters staring at each other with embarrassed looks on their faces, hoping for minute reactions from other characters, and reading an absurd amount of meaning into those faint acknowledgements. Honestly? It just got boring, and harder to appreciate as the author struggled to keep the story precious and delicate, and paced at the same ploddingly "realistic" cadence. I'm still reading for the characters, and essentially trying to pay off my initial investment in the series, but I feel like the series has run very long now on not much steam left. And I think the relationship between the two lead characters has very little of its' early vigor remaining. I guess that's life, or something. But I would have liked for the later part of the story to have more interest in it, and for it to be clearer in its' plotting and easier to follow. Just a little didacticism would have gone a long way. When the author started committing precious page time to Koyuki's brother, I really started feeling the drag of this thing. It's definitely a book that felt, for me, at least, sharper earlier on, funnier and more lively, and then increasingly listless as it progressed. One thing I have to say I grew to hate was the repetitive chapter headings. Holy cow, was that a clear marker of a plodding pace, and the kind of listless sleepwalking the story did late in the game.

And while I really do not mind one way or another whether it's a yuri story, it certainly seemed to be leading towards one early on, and I'm inclined to believe the idea in the quoted post that there was the beginning of a yuri story, and it got removed, or it just never quite materialized. I realize the author and made these statements about always wanting to do it this way, or that way, but authors make those kind of statements all the time, papering over their own uncertainty––or sometimes outright failure to bring about what they intend––and making it seem like this is what they planned from the beginning. I'm no more inclined to believe an author's statement of intent than I am a reader's theory on how things went. Author's statements these days are pure public relations exercises lots of the time, and it sounds to me just as likely that the author had to assuage some frustrated fans. Unless the author stated before starting the series that it was never going to be yuri. But I didn't think that was what was said. Well, whatever. In the end I just didn't get much from the storytelling aesthetics of the second half of the narrative. I feel like the pace of Hana ni Arashi has accelerated to a brisker clip than this story did, and I don't see any noble point in keeping things so turgid and low-key in the later part of the story. And like another couple of commenters on here, I just don't find myself of the same mind as the readers who have found so much continued quality in the story. I don't want to say that it "wasn't for me," because the first half of the story was very much my bag. Maybe next chapter will wrap it all up in a way that retroactively changes everything for me. But I doubt that.

I agree with everything being said here. This series lost me somewhere in the middle. It felt like reading a whole different story like the author just abruptly changed her mind and decided to aim for a different end.

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Author has been reading too much Useless Princesses.

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Same. I think maybe it has to do with Dynasty using high image quality with no option to choose compressed images. Though I only have my slow-ass internet to blame.

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This is one of the best stories I've ever read in a yuri manga, because it was so realistic and relatable. It reminded me of my friend who has a literal shit of a family and he used to come to my house to everyday to escape them. Feeling that you don't belong to your family is a serious depressing feeling and It's really a wonderful feeling when you finally find someone who treats you like their family. This needs a series, I'd pay all of my life savings (15$) for it to become possible.

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Mugendai discussion 19 Feb 10:54
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There is also lots of stunning artwork on her Twitter and Pixiv.

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Mugendai discussion 19 Feb 10:54
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This artist is so underated. They draw the best RenkoXMeri doujins. I wish all of their works were translated :(

Wait, THERE’S MORE??? Where?

Kind of late, but here you go:
https://e-hentai.org/tag/artist:humei

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  • 42 - Whispering You a Love Song

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There are other notable yuri mangas apparently. (Updated discussion title).
- 16- Oomuro Ke
- 59-Tadokoro-san
- 91-Murcielago
- 101- I favor the villainess
- 103- Yuri is my Job

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The artist is once again asking fans to vote for this series as "the manga series you want the most to get an anime adaptation" in the AnimeJapan 2021 poll

https://twitter.com/inori_narou/status/1362377767900209156

https://www.anime-japan.jp/main/ajranking/

I Favor the Villainess is option 101

We can do this!! You can vote from multiple devices too!

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Anime season 18 Feb 16:12
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That's fun and all but there is more than only that
Notables mangas for us will be :
- 16- Oomuro Ke
- 48- Jahy-sama can't be beaten (who also got a serialization not that long ago)
- 59-Tadokoro-san
- 91-Murcielago
- 101- I favor the villainess
- 103- Yuri is my Job

I understand Villainess is popular but don't shadow other good entries.

I didn't realize Tadokoro-san and Murcielago were there too! Now you made things harder for me >< but I guess I will stand by my choice.

Edited:
Note for people: You can also vote from multiple
devices apparently. So I will vote for Tadokoro-san from another device lol.

Edit2: There is also Whispering You a Love Song No. 42

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Anime season 18 Feb 16:02
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Please vote for "I Favor the Villainess" as "The manga series you want the most to get an anime adaptation" in the AnimeJapan 2021 poll. We did it with Yagakimi, we can do it for this one!

https://twitter.com/inori_narou/status/1362377767900209156

https://www.anime-japan.jp/main/ajranking/

I Favor the Villainess is option 101

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Please vote for "I Favor the Villainess" as "The manga series you want the most to get an anime adaptation" in the AnimeJapan 2021 poll. We did it with Yagakimi, we can do it for this one!

https://twitter.com/inori_narou/status/1362377767900209156

https://www.anime-japan.jp/main/ajranking/

I Favor the Villainess is option 101

Edit: You can vote from multiple devices as well!

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Copied from another post:

It feels like the staff thought this series was just an episodic "creepypasta of the week" with no continuity, and that they could just reorder the chapters with no issue. But the problem is that it isn't at all. While each file might be about a new phenomenon, there has always been a clear progression between them. Developments in the story and characters from one chapter often directly carry over into the next. But with their random rearrangement, the continuity is lost.

Just compare the progression of the novels to the anime:

In the novels, Sorawo was having second thoughts about exploring the Otherside after the dangerous encounters in chapters 1 and 2, but still hadn't given up entirely. While their lives were in danger, those scenarios, they still saw them entering the Otherside of their own volition, and they knew exactly where they came from and how to get back. However, chapter 3 was the big shakeup with them being forcibly and seemingly randomly pulled into the Otherside, without weapons, at night. They were chased by multiple different monsters, ended up stuck with a group of mentally unstable soldiers ready to shoot them dead at any moment, and just barely escaped through sheer luck. The whole situation makes sense as Sorawo's last straw. So when Toriko starts talking about soon returning, and even having them risk their lives not only searching for Satsuki, but also going back to save the soldiers that almost killed them, it naturally led to their argument at the start of chapter 4. The Time-Space Man's warning to Sorawo that she should "give up on Toriko or she won't be able to return" wasn't just a creepy message, it was thematic of the current conflict she was facing. If she had just forgotten about Toriko, she could have escaped from the Otherside and returned to normal life. Her ultimate decision to go after Toriko then led to her renewed interest in exploring the Otherside, and specifically her desire to make it a place for not just her alone, but now for Toriko as well. The Time-Space Man's warning came true, she went after Toriko and could no longer escape, because she now didn't want to. The arc also see's the characters learning more about the Otherside's mechanics and even true nature. It's an important step in the buildup to the following chapters. Sorawo's newly renewed desire was her primary motivation to Chapter 5 leading to them celebrating their success in the time before the start of Chapter 6.

In the anime however, chapter 4 was pulled before chapter 3, and an original story had to be created to fill the gaps. However, the situation there wasn't nearly on the same level as the one at Kisaragi Station, it was fairly similar to their previous encounters, so it makes much less sense as Sorawo's last straw, and their argument holds less weight as a result. Much of the discoveries about the Otherside in the Time Space Man arc were cut from time constraints as well. Then Kisaragi Station happens, and the impact of the girl's first night in the Otherside was lessened, as it now wasn't their first time, night fell previously in episode 4. The character development that did survive was now mostly reverted due to the jump to prior material, and the girls are now acting much less cautiously than they should have been following the events of Time Space Man. Lastly, chapter 5 was skipped over leading the girls to escape directly from Kisaragi to Okinawa (without their guns). The girls are in Okinawa, Chapter 5 and Sorawo and Toriko are now "celebrating" despite having nothing to celebrate because their great accomplishment hasn't even happened yet. The staff didn't even try to rewrite the story without the guns, they just somehow show up with no explanation.

All the reordering has done is shatter the continuity, make the story feel disjointed, and make the character's actions feel nonsensical.

My thoughts:
I really can't understand how the directors messed up the charm of this story. It's all about Toriko and Sorawo's development throughout the series, and about creepypastas in the second place. I can't help but feel that they butchered their character development and now their relationship seems so random. I didn't feel the same when reading the LN or the manga. Is it really that hard to adapt a LN without messing up its story??

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Image Comments 12 Feb 23:12
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They should become a thing, I fail to see why they shouldn't. They're perfect for each other.

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Where can I find the raws?

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^Isn't this already at two volumes? I'm confused by that volume 2 disclaimer. I think this is the end.

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I feel like Akira accepted the poly for the sake of the blonde. Only the other two were into the poly part. It was a nice manga overall but wish it was longer. Mayuki was also one adorable lesbean.

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forget about the childhood friend. Ena is so cute. Also dat senpai must be into some hot bdsm shit. Her time with Asumi is gonna be wild.

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This manga is literally the best adpotion of the LN. The anime ain't that bad, it's just that the manga is that good it sets the bar really high.

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nice twist, as expected of Mochi.

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Just two besties who want to stay together forever, nothing gay here. This chapter seemed like an end chapter. After all problems has been settled, I hope the last two chapters would be dedicated to some romance.

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Damn, Chinami is totally the victim here, and she's right, Yukako is one hell of a cowardly insensitive person. She reminded her what does it feel to ditch someone out of nowhere. It felt great when she did it back to her, but knowing most yuri manga, she'll probably be "redeemed" and they'll get back together. This should've been the chapter.