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Butt
joined Sep 26, 2020

This is like the inverse of that manga about the anthropomorphized tuna that wants the girl to eat her that we got exactly one (1) chapter of like a year ago.

Butt
joined Sep 26, 2020

I wasn't sure about this one at first, but I've come to really like it. Everything seems like such an effort for Sena, but she keeps trying. It's inspirational.

Butt
joined Sep 26, 2020

I just returned from a trip to Japan where I did… uh… a lot of manga shopping (multiple additional suitcases were purchased to get everything home) and I gotta say, this manga is a genuine phenomenon in Japan. It was the only manga I saw that got a whole shelf for a single volume to itself at Animate Ikebukuro (in the unlabeled yuri section lol), and it was featured (sometimes in multiple locations) at pretty much every manga store I visited (although I think I only saw one used copy, at a BOOK-OFF in Kyoto). It was really cool to see something so distinctive and stylish getting such a major push from its publisher.

Also, as other have said, most Kinokuniya locations in the US seem to be carrying this. I picked up my copy back around American Thanksgiving at San Francisco's Kinokuniya and there was a stack of like 20 copies, which almost never happens. Once I got to Japan I kinda wished I'd held off because I found a couple copies that still had bookstore exclusives (at one of the Animates in Tokyo and Shosen Book Tower).

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Butt
joined Sep 26, 2020

Somehow this and Tsuruze’s other Twitter series got compiled into two print volumes? I was literally shocked when I saw them on the shelf. I bought them immediately.

Butt
joined Sep 26, 2020

"He is?" – a young lesbian

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Butt
joined Sep 26, 2020

Why are they fucking with they shoes on

Given that practically every Ayane work features this, that must just be one of her things!

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Butt
joined Sep 26, 2020

Reminds me a little of this, or maybe an AU of Still Not Normal Today. I'll just echo meadows's remark that I love the way U-Temo's stuff takes me back to earlier times in my life and makes things that felt horrible at the time beautiful.

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Butt
joined Sep 26, 2020

This was lovely and I'm glad these two are still getting along, but I need to know if the cranky lolita and her neurotic friend have gotten together yet. NEED.

Butt
joined Sep 26, 2020

I just started watching / reading SHY, and it reminds me a little of this, and being reminded I remembered how much I miss this series. It's cute.

Butt
joined Sep 26, 2020

Aw boo that's probably not enough time for Rui to get her own relationship with Inaho going. Just like Subaru in Crescent Moon she's going to be consigned to yuri quantum indeterminacy forever…

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Butt
joined Sep 26, 2020

–ittai? Not that I'm complaining, but where the heck did this come from? And why now?

othiym23
Slow Start discussion 28 Jul 19:09
Butt
joined Sep 26, 2020

Oh, and a lot of the references that Tama-chan makes are to other Hakka-ya projects, whether they're her Saki doujinshi or Bottle Fairy, her weird crowd-sourced manga-ish thing from the 00s.

othiym23
Slow Start discussion 28 Jul 19:06
Butt
joined Sep 26, 2020

Yeah, after chasing it down further (and watching the anime yet again for very important research purposes), most of the gal games / VNs / dating sims that might be like what we see in the manga are PC-based (and a lot of them are pret-ty lewd smh Tama-chan). There is a Love Hina game that has a very similar format on the GBA or GBC, tho.

Whatever, this has given me an excuse to try Tokimeki in Japanese (and also the original Sakura Wars, which is a good and very weird game).

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Slow Start discussion 28 Jul 05:36
Butt
joined Sep 26, 2020

Random question: does anybody have a good guess as to what gal game Tama-chan is playing on her GBA SP (or whatever it is)? My best guess is Tokimeki Memorial (and not Girls' Side (obviously)), but it is really hard to find information on Japanese-language non-otome dating sims that aren't primarily pornographic.

Butt
joined Sep 26, 2020

NOO BUT ALSO YES BUT ALSO NO BUT ALS-

Perfect combination of avatar and sentiment.

Butt
joined Sep 26, 2020

YAAAAAAAY so happy to see this on Dynasty, having had the Japanese tanks for a couple years now.

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Citrus + discussion 02 May 15:02
Butt
joined Sep 26, 2020

Why are we being introduced to some random childhood friend guy at this late point in the story ?? With an obviously, perfunctory ''you shold totally marry him in order to save the school Mei '' subplot to boot ? AGAIN ? Haven't we been through this already ? I swear to god, Saburouta will do anything but write about Yuzu and Mei at this point (^^) This is getting dangerously close to fanfic level writing.

If it were fanfic, Sabu would be writing about Yuzu and Mei – just look at the anthologies and doujinshi. Other writers are much more invested in the central relationship than she is.

Butt
joined Sep 26, 2020

Abolish monarchy, because it's bad for the royals!

Seriously.

That said, anybody who hasn't picked up on all the foreshadowing that Aki's temporarily embarrassed wolf royalty is reading a different manga than the one I've been reading. And an alliance with the penguin kingdom would be nice and all but the wolf kingdom? Let's be serious.

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Butt
joined Sep 26, 2020

This one made me clap like a trained seal the whole way through. Yatosaki's stuff is so cute and delicate that I sometimes forget how funny it is.

Butt
joined Sep 26, 2020

Reading this I get the sense that Ohsawa-sensei had no intention for it going on as long as it did and was essentially just making it up past a certain point, but I really don't care. The characters are fun, it's about working (semi-)adults, I love the art, and I am reveling in the messiness of it all. Just don't forget Louko! Louko is life.

Butt
joined Sep 26, 2020

I see a disturbance to the fluff that this series is and I do not like it but let's see where it goes

I mean, it's Suzuki Senpai, so odds are good that Coworker-san just wants in on that action. And, this being Suzuki Senpai, they might get it.

Butt
joined Sep 26, 2020

^^ Not much to add, just, this is a good post and helped me crystallize why this portion of the series hasn't been doing much for me. Thank you for taking the time to set everything out so completely.

Butt
joined Sep 26, 2020

I knew that glass was screwed as soon as the waiter / maitre'd talked about how rare and expensive it was. RIP glass. You gave your life to advance the story a tiny bit.

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Butt
joined Sep 26, 2020

Chapter 21: two young women spend 2.5 hours walking across a city at night, without concern for safety.

Either "Japan is that safe" or "male author didn't think about it".

One woman alone… unlikely to feel safe enough to wander around the city by herself (unless she's a vampire or something), probably not safe enough, practically, to risk it. Two women together? Absolutely safe enough in Japan, and not too unlikely to feel that way too. Especially if they're outside Tokyo (this is set in Chiba, no?).

Butt
joined Sep 26, 2020

This is actually starting to remind me even more of The aquatope in white sand, when Kukuru and Fuka both realize that their goals and their credentials don't line up. With this having the advantage that it's not stuck in yuri-baiting hell. (I kid, sort of… Aquatope gave up on all relationships in the second cours and just concentrated on career stuff and didn't kill off its subtext. But still…)