In a case like this I don't think "taking sides" really makes sense as a reader. The vampires need human blood to survive so ofc they're going to take that blood by force if necessary because the alternative is just starving to death. On the other hand, humans don't usually like having their blood taken by force so they will try to stop the vampires.
We're meant to sympathize more with the vampires as this story focuses on them, but both sides are just fighting for their own survival so neither is really "in the wrong". You wouldn't call a lion evil for hunting a gazelle, but the gazelle might
Ideally, of course, the humans would donate blood to the vampires and everyone would live in harmony, but that seems unlikely; humans wouldn't be eager to offer charity to the "monsters" that have been hunting them and vampires wouldn't be happy about living on the charity (and thus, being functionally subservient to) the humans that were once their prey
"Do you hate me just like my mom does?"
"you won't even look at me... so what was I supposed to do? How do I go about getting people to..."
A bad relationship with her mother that has given her a desperate desire for connection and (probably) some disability that makes it hard to handle relationships and emotions, resulting in very few relationships as a child for her to learn how to manage her emotions. Now, she's experiencing intense and confusing feelings for a girl that never reciprocates and she has no outlet for it. The girl needs some serious therapy, but the fact that she could hide in her room for days with seemingly no one even checking on her, I doubt anyone would step in to help
Why are people hating on this? It's been really good so far and has never tried to lie about what it is. This was never going to be a cute fluffy yuri with moe blobs blushing at each other and anyone that hates angsty stories can only blame themselves for reading a story with the angst tag lol
Possibly my favorite part of this manga is that the two lackeys really want to be generic mean sidekicks to the generic mean popular girl, but said popular girl is actually a weirdo. They can't turn the tables and start bullying Hiyama or even stop being her lackeys because she is still at the top of the social hierarchy but they just try their best to be assholes, anyways
I will go with "Something bad is going to happen to ichika, Aria turns her to save her life and they live happily forever after" route,
I love this, but as a fan of tragic endings might I propose this alternative: Ichika manages to kill Al-Kamil with the sacred sword but is mortally wounded in the process. Aria is hesitant to save her because of the risk and, even if the vampirification is successful, Ichika would be cursed to live forever. Ichika instead decides to stab Aria so, instead of living cursed lives together eternally, they die in each other's arms and can spend a more peaceful eternity together
It really felt like we were approaching the finale of this series but it turns out we're just starting a new arc! I like when a series has a real conclusion so I have mixed feelings now that the ending is no longer in sight, but this manga is super fun and now we have more time for the romance between Utena and Kiwi to blossom so I'm excited regardless
I liked this ending but I'm confused about how the timeline worked out; I thought that Nanasawa would just wake up in the modern day and either replace or merge with her "younger" self but... this is a completely different timeline? It seems like nothing that happened through the course of this manga actually affected their present day situation because this version of Seto has no recollection of the double Nanasawa situation.
For those familiar with Steins;Gate I would say it seems more like Nanasawa only jumped to a different World Line within the same Attractor Field and everything that happened with the time slip was just a dream.
It always felt like there would need to be some kind of team up between Enormeeta and Tres Magia to fight against Venalita as the true BBEG, but I was absolutely not expecting a new trio to appear. Kinda weird that Vena doesn't recognize them since their outfits look so much like Enormeeta's. Does this mean that there's another cat-fairy-thing that also creates skimpy/evil transformations?
God, this manga does mourning and the death of a loved one so well. Even thinking about Ari's situation can make me tear up. I don't know why, but death and loss hit me straight in the heart more than anything else and I just love to see characters really linger on it and be profoundly emotionally affected.
Mourning takes time and there is never an easy way to get passed it and, no matter how much we want Ari to be able to move on and find new love, it should take a long time for her to be ready for that and she'll probably be dealing with the trauma of Seiran's death in varying degrees for the rest of her life
I'd love for this to continue, but if we get a time skip/montage to Kasumi as an adult I won't be too upset. That being said, Kitanai Kimi ga Ichiban Kawaii and The Two of Them Are Pretty Much Like This both just ended and That Time I Was Blackmailed By the Class's Green Tea Bitch just has a few chapters left to translate, so I don't know if my heart could take it
How about "Tong Tong's mom is actually dating Lin Luxi's dad right now and is planning to get married, so he takes custody of Luxi and the two girls get to live together as step-sisters"
The psuedo-incest kinda complicates this, but I'm def expecting some flavor of "TT's mom + LL's dad"
Edit: tbh I can't remember the whole deal with Lin Luxi's dad, so I have no idea if this is even a possibility
...do you quite remember A) Ms. Tong's taste in guys B) Mr. Lin's character setting?
My memory is so bad I had to go back just to check whether he was dead or just got a divorce... despite the entire premise of the story being that Lin Luxi was caught with him. I'll need to devote some time rereading this
I absolutely love tragic endings like this. Even the fact that we don't see the reactions of their friends and family just further enhances the sense of loss and finality.
If we get any kind of bonus chapter it would need to have a focus on their two unhinged friends and their burgeoning toxic relationship, but I think this ending is perfect on its own.
I was under the impression that same sex marriage was probably going to be legalized in Japan within the next couple years, but I think I might have been too optimistic if neither of them have really even considered that it could be possible
I still got teary-eyed, but wasn't there a line in literally the first chapter like "thus began my first and last summer with Kaori"?
Why would anyone be surprised that this is a tragedy?
Edit: it's actually phrased "the first and last summer we spent together" but the very first line of the entire story is "The summer you were there...". It has never been a secret that something bad was going to happen to Kaori from the beginning
Editx2: the word "ephemeral" is literally in the title. Their romance won't be ephemeral if they get a happily ever after