^^ First of all, P E R F E C T I O N
Second of all, I was only half-joking, and I starting writing something out of it (‘cause we’re during college recess here and I’m bored), but now it’s already five pages full and I’m starting to get scared.
I’m so happy! This joyful feeling... it won’t stop for a week, I’m sure! Nakatani-sensei promises and delivers, as aways. I can only hope all other conflicts (social and familiar acceptance, their friends reactions, Sayaka, Midori-san and Manaka-san’s relationship, etc.) get to be resolved until the last chapter.
By the gods, I can’t stop smiling! There I go read it again!
Think about Yuzu and Mei if they ever had realistic high school girls proportions, and if Mei were able to be serious and down to earth without being an emotionless robot. And imagine if she was likable. She and what seems like her polar opposite have a very close relationship despite their many differences because they both care about one another and their dynamic is nothing less than one of an adorable old couple.
As far as we’ve seen them, these are Midori and Manaka.
OK, while I'm shipping them too, I kinda feel you're overhyping. I'm puting the gay radiation from their interactions at a smaller, yet still very powerful 480 GW.
Yes, it's the GW part of that post that I found overhyping.
Never change, BV.
I shed a single tear when I saw this. The evidence is so overwhelming now that I don't even need to be able to understand moonrunes. Their interactions radiate 600 gigawatts of gay per panel. Midori x Manaka endgame is everything!
It’s so good when even the secondary pairs have so good chemistry that they’re able to obfuscate even the already incredible main pair. YES, Midori x Manaka OTP, Riko-sensei x Miyako OTP!
Yuu’s reaction is just so relatable. As a marine life adorer myself, is very refreshing when someone randomly mention an interesting fact. Also, give Sayaka credit, people: intelligence is very attractive.
She will certainly aspire to be like her eventually and maybe meet again as a newbie author.
Now that I would like to read.
But yeah, Renma-sensei’s appearance served more as a plot devise than anything. I can comprehend how Nakatani saw her identity as something important for Koyomi’s character growth (and more importantly, her growth as a writer). Like I said before, being a One Chapter Wonder would fit the plot, because there isn’t any real reason for her to show up again. It just saddens me ‘cause... Well, because Renma-sensei is amazing.
I'm pretty sure Renma-sensei and "author" are the same person.
That’s a relief. My faith in this fandom is on it’s highest point again.
Anyway, I find it really odd that she hasn’t made a second appearance yet. One chapter (even less, a few pages), and the character was already likable.
Tho... if it os true that Koyomi is some kind of author surrogate, it’d be understandable if she does not appear again. Reality is not a romance novel, after all (sit down, Yuu.)
As much as it would be, uh, an interesting experience, I’d rather see the real ship here: Koyomi x Renma-sensei. Reasons:
Renma-sensei, HOT DAMN!
It was totally love at first sight between them. Koyomi was first like: “Oh... that’s not the anatomy I was expecting.”, and them was like: “OMG I’m making a fool of myself! She’s still my idol! She’s a genius! She’s... kinda hot.”
It doesn’t even need to be sexual (at least not on Renma’s part, obviously), just romantic and sweet. Koyomi’s a teenager, it would be nice to see her developing a bond with the woman she admires.
Number three only counts if it’s the same timeline. If it’s a future story, with a fully legal and fully mature Koyomi, things are allowed to get more intimate (Koyomi’s preferably an author as well, living on a beach house, and never again feeling the pressure to wear skirts or dresses).
Everybody’s talking about changing the stuff about the mecha and Souma-kun on a hypothetical remake, but you know what I’d like? Better character development and better handling of Chikane and Himeko’s romance. Like, I can think of tons of different ways she could try to make Himeko hate her instead of what she chose to do (it’s literally the only thing stopping this anime from bigger praise!), or, even of they don’t remove it, at least create greater consequences! We get it, Himeko is kind, weak and forgiving, but everyone has limits. We won’t have them if they argue about their relationship (you know, like a normal couple?). And also, a little more spotlight to Mako-chan, please? Athlete, great friend, real fighter that stands up even in difficult times. More of her.
P.S.: Please keep the ending song. “Agony” is hauntingly beautiful.
^ Okay, pal, you went on a very long road there.
For starters, I’m 100% sure they’re already holding hands. They do it on the way home, when nobody is watching, and Midori will never let anyone know it was her idea.
Second of all, they’re totally already married. It was the kind of ceremony you have with your very first love on high school’s first year: you exchange rings made out of paper/flowers (unless one of them is an ojou-sama, them it’s pure gold), and kiss under the shadow of that aleatory coffee shop with the sympathetic manager.
(The shop was closed, right?)
^ I know you didn’t say it, this was just my interpretation on Touko for the “top” topic (okay, I didn’t mean this just now, but wow, it works!). I agree that they probably switch from time to time, and about Yuu’s insistent topping... what I wouldn’t do to see this happen!
The second part is probably the least hurtful/sad outcome for what happened in Rebellion, and I now this is kind of controversial take, but this is one of the most realistic portrayals of them being honest to each other like this (Homura crying on Madoka’s arms is basically the normal outcome for most things that happen between them). Madoka loves freely, and that’s a fact, but she also feels something for Homura that’s not like what she feels for anybody else. I wouldn’t even say that is “love” (the kind of selfish love that Homura, and humans in general, feel), but it’s something else.
I can totally see her talking about how she doesn’t regret doing all that for magical girls and the universe, but never being totally satisfied, for not being able to be with Homura and the others, and also seeing her best friend suffer and blame herself to no end.
Honestly, we like to apply funny/angst tropes on these two to make us feel better about the series, but in truth, MadoHomu is basically a couple that loves too much, sacrifices too much, and push things over their on shoulders too much, all in good and bad means.
YagaKimi anime sold well but it's not exactly a huge hit or a merch magnet, & S2 is pretty much guaranteed to sell less than S1. In other words, it's not super profitable on its own.
I’m not sure about the “S2 is pretty much guaranteed to sell less than S1”. For starters, a lot of people were very unease when the news for the anime came out, not because it wasn’t the fandom’s desire, but because they feared that the anime couldn’t live up to the manga’s perfection (okay, maybe perfection is me being a fangirl, but you guys get it). Another thing that bothered people after the first couple of episodes eared was it’s pace: as a manga, YagaKimi didn’t feel essentially hushed, because after all, we read way faster than we watch things (it tooks ten to twelve minutes to read a chapter, but twenty-three minutes to watch an episode. It doesn’t seem like much, but we feel the difference). Lots of episodes, specifically the first five, felt like fillers, because essentially little to nothing changed between the girl (First episode: Oh my! Nanami fell in love with her and she doesn’t reciprocate! Senpai falls for kouhai, neat! - Second to fifth episode: Okay... so... what now?). The character developmente, specially for Yuu, is on the little things, that generally fly by if you’re expecting something grand, and that’s exactly the kind of thing people would expect from an yuri thay right in the first episode broke the S Class bulshit barrier and had a girl confess. Honestly, as much as I firmly believe that you cannot judge a work of any kind until you get to the end of it, I wouldn’t really blame anyone who became hooked with the initial prospect and quickly got bored.
This, of course, applied to the beginning, since the anime gave a two-foot kick with the sixth episode, and was pratically an emotional roller coaster (on the most realistc, non-dramatic way) from them on. Sayaka’s sexuality was handled with care, Miyako and Hakozaki-san were introduced, Yuu’s feelings became more evident, and each episode was a new reason to squeal (or cry). The anime is considered a gem on the yuri gender - and many consider it a masterpiece on romance anime in general. The last episode was beautiful, Gods, it should be on some kind of anime museum for how beautiful it is, but also left every non-manga reader (because really, whom who actually reads the manga was expecting any kind of resolution?) frustraded, not because they didn’t like it, but because them wanted more! That’s the best feeling that any company want to create, and Troyca did it. While I agree that the best would be start the production short after the end of the manga, to take advantage of this “hype” feeling, I seriously doubt that the release of a second season won’t cause the anime community to lift their hands to the skies. At least, it’s the impression that the show’s impact left on me.