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^ ouch, just reading that hurt and frustrated me, and I don't even know that franchise!

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Image Comments 19 Apr 23:11
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^^ ohhh ok, thank you both of you, it did help!

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Image Comments 19 Apr 22:41
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Huh, how come the first two gens got two seasons but the third one only got one season before a new cast was introduced only one year after?

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Image Comments 19 Apr 20:56
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YESSSSSS!!! thank you taking my request ^^
I love them so much, I hope they remain as the protags next season

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Image Comments 16 Apr 23:01
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happy to see this one again!

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ok, so I probably need to re-read earlier chapters to remember what is exactly is going on, but what was Nekozaki trying to achieve with Miko stripping, the touching and the kiss but then being unable to currently accept and reciprocrate Miko's feelings?

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Image Comments 14 Apr 21:56
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@MagicalGirlGirl thank you for the reply as well for the info in the movie ^^
while I am the kind to usually start drom the beginning I still was curious of how far the anime made it, thank you for helping me with my doubt~

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happy to see this one here!
I was in the middle of catching up when MD went down

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Image Comments 13 Apr 18:23
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so it's only spoiler for Maki as of yet.
@MagicalGirlGirl, hey can i ask you? how far did the anime adapted from the manga?

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Image Comments 12 Apr 22:47
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also ouch

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Image Comments 12 Apr 22:46
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dang didn't notice the spoilers tag, ups

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Image Comments 10 Apr 23:48
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@juanelric damn didn't think about that lol wonder if there is one already

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Happy to see this one again!

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Image Comments 09 Apr 22:23
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a POV tag would be nice

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Image Comments 09 Apr 21:48
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damn. that one even got me

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Image Comments 09 Apr 21:46
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ok now to look for a Laura x Sango piece to complete it lol
nice picture I like both of their expressions

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Image Comments 03 Apr 02:55
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from hunger to thirst

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Image Comments 29 Mar 22:21
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This ship deserves more love

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Image Comments 29 Mar 22:19
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Congrats on the new season!

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Barddoniaeth posted:

Well yes, Hanigare was used to promote Nagahama tourism, high school's campaign (this won an award), and mentioned in local NHK twice or thrice. The town is literally nowhere in Japan, so the people might be not as open minded about homosexual relationship as people that comes from, let's say, Tokyo. Imagine if you find out that someone used your town as a setting of a story that might upset you...

Also, Hanigare always put Nagahama High School Aquarium Club in every chapter as Information Aid, and I don't think they'd be happy if they're helping a blatant gay manga.

Hagino-sensei only wrote the gayest thing possible without upsetting those people.

This was a super interesting comment, thank you for making it.

BeanBeanKingdom posted:

I wish I had the energy to rebuke some of these silly if not malicious assumptions, but it's been like talking to a wall the last few times so I'll just leave people to their own devices, unfortunate as they might be.

Thanks. That said, I do have something to say.

There's some stuff in this comment section that rings rather false to me, so I'd like to share a bit about Makoto Hagino that others here may not know. Hagino made her way drawing explicitly homosexual doujinshi for years prior to this being published. She has in the past repeatedly expressed joy and feelings of fulfillment at having drawn GL. She is (or was?) a well-known yuri fan. She's been very consistent that their relationship is not meant to be one so easily-read, and that she is drawing the exact story that she wants to. If this story was "supposed" to be about explicit GL, I firmly believe that she would've done an excellent job making that a reality.

Something that fewer people will know is that she has also given great insight within the past few years, in since-removed YT videos (wonder why those were removed?), of her own feelings of loneliness and alienation from city life. She's spoken of the difficulties of moving to a new place. Of not forming close bonds with other people. Of missing opportunities long-since passed and people she's not ever likely to connect with again. There's a line in one of those videos that goes something like, "No matter where I go I never stand out much, and I always end up alone."

I feel like some of us are jumping to come up with explanations as to why it wasn't the Yuri story we wanted. Maybe what she wanted to draw was a manga that reflected her life experiences, and perhaps depicted the relationship - of whatever form you wish to perceive this as - that she always wanted? Yeah, as mentioned, there are actually are plenty of women who for whatever reason find their soulmate to simply be what the outside world would call "a friend." A lot of those relationships probably do read as romance to outsiders. (Note this down doubly for Japan, where very strong / "romantic" friendships between women are a known phenomenon.)

I don't know what manga Hagino wanted to draw, but I find a lot of the doubts expressed throughout the entire thread to be really concerning. I don't believe it should be so hard to imagine that other people might see the world differently, and want different things out of it, than we might. Of course it should be obvious I am a fan of hers and this is someone I'm willing to go bat for. I certainly view this story with added context that others may not have. Still, I don't think one should require extra context to simply accept and believe what's being presented as it is.

Blastaar posted:

We seem to have lost one of the best posts I've ever read in this forum thread.

Very sorry to see it gone.

If you meant mine, thanks, I'm flattered. It was too confrontational before, bad habit of posting before settling a bit.

Thank you for this post @OrangePekoe

last edited at Mar 29, 2021 9:48PM

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Thank you Hachimitsu Scans for working in this manga until the end, and thank you Hagino-sensei for creating it, wish her the best in her next project and life in general.
This one has been one of my favorite mangas for the last 3 years and I am glad I got to read it until the end

last edited at Mar 28, 2021 2:34AM

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Uff too bad that is only two volumes long, still, thank You for your work on it!

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I second this, I am bit disappointed that a new girl per chapter didn't last a bit more, but I am sure it will still be a good time, just hope it will still last a while a more.

Totally understandable-- in fact I would've loved to see a couple chapters with new girls, but to have them all recurring characters would've been a bit of a headache, seeing how most, if not all of them are Mai's co-worker/friends.

But I'm also glad it didn't stay past its welcome....'else it would've ended up like a Yurika, where I have absolutely no idea where that plot went...

That being said, I went absolutely feral over this chapter. So much anticipation...!!

That's true, this direction is probably for better

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On the one hand, this series is giving up a golden opportunity for a long run with Asumi visiting a colorful, varied, and numerous succession of different companions (a la Yurikanpu). But it was always obvious that the focus was less on the journey and more on the destination and that Mai was going to be found sooner rather than later, so I'm not surprised.

I second this, I am bit disappointed that a new girl per chapter didn't last a bit more, but I am sure it will still be a good time, just hope it will still last a while a more.

btw I forgot, this one is a bi-monthly manga right?

last edited at Mar 26, 2021 5:14PM

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thank you for working in this manga and sharing it here! liking it so far
and I gotta say I like the two leads and wanna follow their story but I see me preferences remain consistent, Sayaka, Yayaka, Aki to mention a couple, I always end up liking the third main character lol ^^; but I see I am not the only one who right away lilked Honami~

Now I'm curious about that "just friends" manga you found cute in the credits.

I am curious about that too!

last edited at Mar 24, 2021 3:09AM