I've read the mandarin one of this but nothing beats the English trans lmao. Thank goodness, I'm still trying to cleanse my eyes from the last season. It's unfair how we get so much geordo and Keith's moments but only yuri baiting with Maria and Mary. I'm so happy doujinshi exists
It’s crazy to me how the anime simultaneously managed to feel biased against the gals in the harem, and yet still gave them all better chemistry with Katarina than the guys
I see it, my eyes are opened to the Yuu/Misha crumbs hidden here
I like how so obviously charmed Claire is when Rei puts her jacket on her, and she has to pretend like she isn’t. Things are really starting to build up now that we know Rei is secretly selling her recipies and saving up money for… something. Loving the multiple loaded statements and glances she’s giving Lene here too. Loooots of great little background moments with Relaire too, I love seeing this little slime kid have a blast on Claire’s head.
Overall I think this chapter felt a little more disjointed than it did in the novel, and I can’t quite put my finger on it, something about the Lene-sensei bit and the creme brulee both felt a little rushed somehow, but I’m really looking forward to the actual cafe/festival scene that should be next chapter (?) Yuu in a dress is critical, I gotta see it
I wonder if the end there is hinting that Wanko got a gig voicing one of the mobage characters.
What if her “big break” ends up with her being the voice of a fan favorite character on a mobile game that suddenly blows up? It kinda reminds me of all the big voice actors who started streaming genshin and play as the character they voice
iirc she said she was done writing yuri at least for the time being but she still planned on including girl-girl couples in her works. Nakatani also has a pretty good track record of not having adults be creepy towards minors so I don't expect any sort of weird age gap thing.
Yeah I remember that, and so I’m thinking that there’s definitely still gonna be plenty of queer people in this series.
I also do have some hope, Nakatani is one of the few artists who pretty solidly avoids being creepy to kids, and I think it definitely shows in Bloom into You that she’s not trying to sexualize the characters for the audience.
Has anyone else heard that she’s starting a new series that comes out next month? According to the tweet I saw about the series it’s
a new sci-fi manga series titled "Kami-sama ga machigaeru" in upcoming Dengeki Daioh issue 12/2021 out Oct 27, 2021. The weird daily life of a middle school boy and the female scientist he's living with in a world filled with bugs.
I’m a little weirded out by the wording and whole “middle school boy and adult woman” thing but I’m willing to give it a shot since she wrote Bloom into You, and my assumption is that it wouldn’t be some weird age gap thing.
I’m a little surprised that she doesn’t seem to be doing yuri this time, although I do remember she did say she never really identified as a “yuri mangaka” per say, and I kinda remember seeing some stuff about her wanting to write a more fantasy/sci fi type story.
My prediction is that even if it’s not specifically a “yuri manga” that it’s still gonna be full to the brim with queer characters and possibly romance subplots, it’s just that the main focus of the story isn’t on the romance.
I’m curious though if we’ll get any more info about her past through this, either through her “blank slate” talking about how she’s secretly a war robot or whatever, or if they reset her to the time she spent working as a nurse with the deceased wife… there’s a lot that could happen here
Crazy that we got two different yuri harem series in one day. I think this one is a lot more fun though, since its all college age women or older, we can just revel in the self indulgence without having to think about ages and stuff (looking at you, 12 year old princess knight)
I think if there’s any series that deserves a poly/harem end it’s gotta be this one. This protagonist has all the chaotic horny energy of Arisa with none of the monogamous attraction and I’m so here for it.
i liked how the Prince even managed to charm her male classmates. Usually when there’s a female “school prince” type character it’s an all-girls school, so having one at a coed school is kinda novel. I’m interested to see where this goes.
Lowkey that was my favorite part of this chapter. Seeing the boys get all blushy from how handsome the prince is was a lot of fun, and now I kinda wanna see a story that basically transplants a stereotypical yuri prince girl into a regular coed school but her raw charisma is still enough to make all the students swoon regardless
I almost cried at page 20 when Umi had the presence of mind to comfort her and say, "Sorry to make you wait like that." There's such conscientiousness from both of them, so many of their interactions feel so tender and wholesome. And I love love love the consistent artistic choice to simply show interactions like this without any particular exposition or dialogue. Really drives home the genuine care they have for each other.
You put into words what I was thinking exactly. This entiee chapter is chock full of moments of casual intimacy between the two of them, without the stereotypical shoujo inner monologue. There wasn't some big "oh should i grab her hand or should I not" or "oh i feel alone, Umi really is in a different world from me" moment but I feel like the fact that they didn't overemphasize those moments made the whole chapter feel so much more grounded and real in a way a lot of manga struggle to achieve.