"IF YOUR GIRLFRIEND ASKS IF YOU WOULD STILL LOVE HER IF SHE WAS A WORM, JUST SAY YES. SHE WILL NEVER BE A WORM. YOU WILL NEVER ACTUALLY HAVE TO DEAL WITH THAT. BUT YOU WILL HAVE TO DEAL WITH THE GIRLFRIEND WHO THINKS YOU WOULDN'T LOVE HER IF SHE WAS A WORM AND SHE IS MAD"
There are no child clothes in her size, well THERE MIGHT BE but they're designed to have the opposite effect.
I think that there is still a wide gap between a child's taste and a well-dressed adult's taste. For one, the whole outfit feels way too complex (and style over functionality) for something a child would want to wear. I know it's intentional, but I still think that there should be some immersion-breaking event to emphasize that she's 10.
Come on... at this point there is no way anyone can see her as an elementary schooler... She looks and acts like she's 20. She even dresses like an adult. And her actions go beyond flirting, she is basically toying with poor Onee-san's heart. There wasn't a single scene in this whole chapter that would say "oh yeah, she's a kid". If anything, it's the opposite. I think even the author forgets that she is supposed to be a kid at times.
It's a really wild ride between "it's happening" and "it mustn't happen".
Way to go to show Kyouko that your promises of love are solid. The first thing you do is break all the promises you made about coming home and not getting drunk. Now you clearly pick sides instead of, at least, staying neutral. And then you let yourself get kissed with no resistance. It's like all Kyouko's insecurities are being validated.
Oh absolutely, they're all some garbage tier "friends" here. I think the lions share of the blame is still on the roommate, Kase, and the senpai. Honestly I can't remember the last time I've been this mad at a manga chapter. I literally made an account on this site finally because I needed to vent my frustrations haha.
IMHO the person who comes off as the biggest pos, by far, is Senpai.
Kase is weak, which we all know, and she is in a position where she doesn't really want to reveal her relationship in public to solve it - which is fair.
The roommate is just being jealous and a bit hurt, because she thinks that Kase is just abruptly moving out, with no extenuating circumstances.
Dorm mates aren't really thinking, they are just jumping on the bandwagon, for some entertainment, not meaning any harm.
But Senpai. She is not weak, she is in a position of relative authority in a group, and she knows Kase's situation. And yet she is still being a complete pos and instead of helping Kase to dodge the bullet when she sees her in trouble, she holds her down even tighter so she can't even try to dodge it.
edit: Man, I still hate everyone in this chapter, except poor Yamada
OR Kase will realise she's not ready for an adult relationship that involves moving in together because she still has that 'high school teenager mentality', she has her 'grown up moments' but they are far and few between. Yamada's going to feel uncomfortable with Kase's recklessness and they'll go on a break to work on themselves. Yamada's come too far in her relationship to be messed around with and if some college room mate's dissatisfaction with her moving out to be with someone else causes Kase to put a hold on her/their plans (something they've been planning since before graduating), over text, then her/their priorities need to be (re)examined. That should be Kase's story arc.
I don't see this series ever doing something this angsty. We just recently finished the "Kase was a bit jealous, so she assaulted a celebrity" arc, which turned a possibly life-altering event for both of them (if said celebrity was at least a little petty) into a minor punchline. And now we have another, even more personal, completely self-inflicted, relationship-ending f*ckup from Kase. No lessons were learned. Unless the author is building up to Yamada finally blowing her lid, I don't expect anyone to do anything drastic. Which is unfortunate - I wanna see an angry, indignant Yamada.
Kase is being such a pushover, that I honestly just want to punch her in the face to wake her up... And senpai is even supporting this sh*tshow, even though she knows that it will put a strain on her relationship (at least I think senpai knows about her situation, can't recall how much she figured out when she was visiting their high school).
I honestly hope that the next chapter will be Yamada storming that dorm and giving everyone a reality check and putting them in their place. I know it won't because Yamada is too much of a goody two shoes and letting Kase off for all her antics, but I really want her to put her foot down this time. This is just too much. I'm pretty chill and I would still probably make it an ultimatum moment, out of sheer indignation.
The most annoying thing for me is that the whole drama is 100% in Shiho's head. She never managed to interact with Aki in a romantic manner, and neither Aki did with Yori, yet she already created the whole narrative on her own and now she is "ending it" on her own too.
Aki is just living her life, moving on from her own heartbreak, not being toxic to anyone, and Shiho is in the corner, being all moody, overdramatic, trying to... I don't know... stick it to Aki? Or Yori? Meanwhile, Yori is also completely unaware...
I have to agree with the statement that she wandered in from a different manga. She feels like an overdramatic emo kid surrounded by a bunch of peppy cheerleaders.
I find this a very interesting, but rarely touched upon point in age gap stories. She is probably jumping the gun due to insecurities magnified by the earlier situation, but I also don't think she has a leeway to spend more than a couple of months on figuring out if it works for her on a fundamental level.
I’ve gotten pretty drunk before, but never enough to not remember what happened. Do people forget that much? I assume that they do given the general acceptance of that kind of story beat
It happens, but usually not as dramatic. Last time I've lost most of the evening was back in my early 20s - I only remember like 30 seconds between 6pm and morning. Usually someone else pouring you drinks in a consistent, but not fast enough to knock you out, pace is needed :)
I occasionally lose track of a few hours every few years, but I think I just fall asleep most of those times.
I think people don't like that she pulled Hima into the bet purely to spite Yori, who did nothing to her on top of that. And now that it causes cracks to appear, they don't like her even more. At least that's how I see her - petty and insufferable.
Man, we knew it was coming from the first page's "The summer you were there...", but the hope lives on.
I feel like she is a bit too cruel here. Picking her up, making her care, and now "abandoning" her is probably way worse for Shizuku than staying with her while sick, even if the prognosis is not good.