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Whoa adorbs

salaima
By My Side discussion 25 Sep 04:21
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Murasakino is such a great visual story teller. A non-text version of this would be just as compelling

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Nadeshiko on page 22 mwah what a beautiful page

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This manga makes me feel warm and fuzzy inside

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Is someone going to fucking die next chapter??

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Lotta ‘normal’ jokes gonna come out of this one

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Image Comments 20 Sep 02:39
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Why is ‘casually being a narcissist’ so funny to me?

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Ugh I hope we’re not headed toward a she-moves-away-timeskip ending

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This.

That was really cute, but not quite it. They were in high school and the MC’s friend and her boyfriend were already dating. It was a 2 parter.

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Image Comments 15 Sep 20:29
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that look of judgement...

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Protag girl was in love with her best friend who was in a relationship with a shitty boyfriend. Upon meeting the shithead, she baptizes him in the middle of the restaurant after he brags about cheating on her best friend. I remembered it ending happy.

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egg

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Fucking swooon. Short-hair girl is lucky

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The moment the word “partner” was used, I knew Kuzu’s lover was a man. So satisfying to actually be right for once.

Anyways, this bonus chapter is really cute.

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This gave me so much anxiety that I released a HUGE sigh upon reading the ending. What a good read. Though I’m extremely thankful for the happy ending, I think there could’ve been more reconciling of feelings before Fiona and Amy got together. It felt a tiny bit abrupt.

Is this still listed as ongoing because the extra has yet to be translated?

last edited at Sep 13, 2021 4:56AM

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Image Comments 12 Sep 17:40
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i totally thought this was nibutani x dekomori for a second there

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Kirin-kun posted:

I looked up the original because I was confused: this translation is all kind of wrongs.

The girl MC is a teacher (they call her "sensei" on the first bubble, but somehow, it's not mentioned here).

On page 2, it's starting a flashback : the boy is in primary school.

The one who got mad was the MC's mother, when THE MC introduced her lover to her own parents.

Implying it was probably a girl even then!

It's never mentioned she ever was with a guy, so the bisexual tags stems from a bad translation.

The boy was just in an unrequited love from the start... no het here.

Blegh.

Thanks for this. Wholesome story despite the poor translation

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Umi’s declaration of love to Shou was absolutely the highlight of this chapter and probably the entire series. So touching, earnest, and well written.

last edited at Sep 10, 2021 1:40AM

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m k discussion 08 Sep 03:27
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If the Emi-Mai works got compiled into their own series, shouldn’t the Fumi-Non chapters follow suit?

last edited at Sep 8, 2021 3:27AM

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Jewels discussion 08 Sep 02:41
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I like how dynamic Mai’s appearance is throughout the series. It’s less her dyeing her hair or getting more confident as she ages and more of the little things. Such as in #42, when Mai complains about gaining weight while wearing a thick sweater. Then in the next chapter, a year later, she’s slimmed down and wears a loose dress shirt, noticeably more confident. It’s not a static change either, since Mai looses and gains weight a few times throughout the series. These details are a nice look into her personality through appearance alone and make Mai feel more endearing and real. I love it when artists do this.

Also, I know it’s a given but Mai looks ridiculously beautiful and sultry in Bedside, like holy hell, Mai and Emi are so lucky to have each other.

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what’s happening???

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watch pron together to get over your aversion to men? what

Right?? If anything, it would do the complete opposite.

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I love Tong Tong’s usual hair, but damn does she look good with short hair. Also love how all-in her mom goes to help her despite being completely clueless. The whole family is adorable.

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School Zone discussion 01 Sep 22:42
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Yokoe is stunning, literally Facial Harvard.

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AHH.

My favorite running anti-angst manga has been completed. Now nothing will save me from the depressing as fuck depths of The Ends of a Dream and potentially My Sister’s Best Friend, My Lover.

This open ending is almost as disappointing as it is satisfying. Keyword is almost because I fucking love this series. First off, I wish this could’ve gone on for at least 7 more chapters. These two are so relaxing, healing, touching, and all that jazz. Hopefully someone else can put why their dynamic works so well more eloquently, but all I can say is that these two truly love each other and it shows. And that’s why I’m wicked bummed they didn’t end up explicitly dating, especially considering Shima’s sexuality was an (under- IMO) explored point in their relationship. But Ise-Shima are such an endearing couple and charming characters on their own that just knowing these two will be together is enough. Also, chapter 21 really pushes the boundaries of subtext.

I love-hate-love their undefined platonic soulmate relationship and had there been a kiss, this series would’ve been one of my all time favorites (it’s still up there). At least they did the deed and held hands (INTERLACING FINGERS NO LESS).

Regardless of my own feelings, I hope I can say the same for everyone that Ise-Shima was an enjoyable read from start to finish and I want to see more of Tokuwotsumu. Maybe their some of their Twitter work...? They’ve truly created something special.