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Mercy, can I identify with this!?!?!?

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This is the most original manga I have read.

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Cute? Cute.

absolutely

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Aki/Momo discussion 12 Jan 17:49
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I loved it. With even a happy ending that could even happen. If you're together, you get the strength to withstand THEM, those who can't abide what you stand for.

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Aki/Momo discussion 12 Jan 17:43
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It's really confusing to read if you don't realize that the white-haired girl from the first page of the first chapter isn't actually Aki, because the further in the story you get, the less sense that makes :P

me three

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I am not a lolicon. I think. But I also think this is darling. I think anything with love is darling.

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Oh, I remember this author!
A Love Yet To Bloom started as a one-shot and got serialized, so it's not impossible that we could see these two girls again in the future...

Fukaumi Kon is just the best!

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This was darling. as one would expect. but:

"This is so cute both Manatsu and Hoshiko are going to find husbands and still be friends!"

WTF

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cute

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TerryBet posted:

I liked Octave. I expected to like this. I do. Nice when things work that way, eh? Is it just me, or is there a run of Yuri mangas with toxic mothers. I feel as if I have seen a lot lately.

You mean your mother isn't toxic?

My mother died in 1995. She had had a miserable life and decided to terminate life support.

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Adorable hits it. I would like a series, but maybe that's too much to ask.

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I liked Octave. I expected to like this. I do. Nice when things work that way, eh? Is it just me, or is there a run of Yuri mangas with toxic mothers. I feel as if I have seen a lot lately.

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ch71. It is just lovely. They are so sweet.

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Ikoku Nikki discussion 24 Dec 06:33
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I just finished reading, on Dynasty, a series called Ikoku Nikki by Yamashito Tomoko. It is quite unlike any other series I have ever read. The first episode was published on Dynasty in March of 2019. The final chapter, episode 51-54, dropped today. Stay with me, I’m leading up to something. The basic plot is: a young girl’s parents were killed in a car crash. She was adopted by her mother’s younger sister. The girl is Takumi Asa, hence the title of the poem below. The younger sister is Koudai Makio, an author of girls’ novels. The final chapter concerns Asa’s high school graduation and her and Makio’s coming to terms with their feelings for each other. It is total emotional overload, at least for me. I can’t stop crying. Not from sadness, just from overload.

Anyway, here is the poem:

Daybreak by Koudai Makio (Yamashita Tomoko)

Daybreak,
Someday you
Will build a boat sturdier than I did.
And then you’ll set off
Wind blowing fervently in the sails
And that boat’s floorboards
The nails
The small frays on the edges
Will be proof of what we fought to build, won’t they?
It’s us
And the us we were long ago
And also what you all will be someday.
We make a boat
And set off.

Daybreak,
You will make a boat far sturdier than we did and sail so very far.
I’ll become someone that pushes your boat and stays behind on the shore.
I’ll become your anchor and sink into the sea.
I’ll become the bow that cuts through the waves.
I’ll become something that won’t mind if you forget about it completely.
Because that dawn you’re seeing is what we all see.

So, Daybreak,
If you could find it in you,
Just as a visit,
Just as a renewal,
Just as it’s always been there,
Stop by a certain person’s little departure.

Koudaki Makio

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I just finished reading, on Dynasty, a series called Ikoku Nikki by Yamashito Tomoko. It is quite unlike any other series I have ever read. The first episode was published on Dynasty in March of 2019. The final chapter, episode 51-54, dropped today. Stay with me, I’m leading up to something. The basic plot is: a young girl’s parents were killed in a car crash. She was adopted by her mother’s younger sister. The girl is Takumi Asa, hence the title of the poem below. The younger sister is Koudai Makio, an author of girls’ novels. The final chapter concerns Asa’s high school graduation and her and Makio’s coming to terms with their feelings for each other. It is total emotional overload, at least for me. I can’t stop crying. Not from sadness, just from overload.

Anyway, here is the poem:

Daybreak by Koudai Makio (Yamashita Tomoko)

Daybreak,
Someday you
Will build a boat sturdier than I did.
And then you’ll set off
Wind blowing fervently in the sails
And that boat’s floorboards
The nails
The small frays on the edges
Will be proof of what we fought to build, won’t they?
It’s us
And the us we were long ago
And also what you all will be someday.
We make a boat
And set off.

Daybreak,
You will make a boat far sturdier than we did and sail so very far.
I’ll become someone that pushes your boat and stays behind on the shore.
I’ll become your anchor and sink into the sea.
I’ll become the bow that cuts through the waves.
I’ll become something that won’t mind if you forget about it completely.
Because that dawn you’re seeing is what we all see.

So, Daybreak,
If you could find it in you,
Just as a visit,
Just as a renewal,
Just as it’s always been there,
Stop by a certain person’s little departure.

Koudaki Makio

Everyone who commented thought it was the best manga ever, regardless of genre.

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Absolutely lovely. I have felt that way my entire life. I'm not young.

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I hope this doesn't play out the way corporate backstabbing does IRL

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Welcome back!

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I didn’t read the first chapter because I HATE het. But I went back. This is a keeper.

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This is really quite wonderful!
Question: Is this actually self published in English?
If so, congratulations and, good work today!

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An absolute riot. Took a trope and stood it on its head!

last edited at Oct 22, 2023 7:18PM

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For those of us (me) who are aaaaaangst sensitive, this had me going. But it worked out to an absolutely lovely ending. Yaayyyy!!

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I had forgotten how absolutely hilarious this was!

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I think I keep saying this, but this is simply wonderful.

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This is magnificent!