hmm, I see volume 1. Methinks every volume is going to have it's own little group of people and the most important thing for the characters is to get through their volume alive. With Tokiko at the center of it all everytime.
My theory that the deaths are caused by negative emotions seem to be falling through though, I don't doubt there is still something supernatural at play but it seems to go deeper than initially thought.
Damn pretty wild that everyone dislikes Madoromi so much. I'm having a great time seeing her outbursts as she comes to term with the fact that she can't just keep looking at the world in superficial terms of how famous or skilled someone is to determine if they're worth spending time with.
I wonder how much it'll take for this to finish with it's 4 chapters a year update schedule. I feel like once it's done it'll paint a intriguing picture, and a be a fun story to read through start to finish.
I think it's wanting or intending to kill her that triggers the curse. There's about to be another body or two
I thought that too but doesn't really explain the case of her friend from the orphanage. I'm thinking it might be broader and it's just general negative feelings? Probably happens whenever they have a disagreement?
We don't have enough details on the orphanage case to say anything there. And I'd expect more bodies if it was just every disagreement (realistically, it's still low for wanting to kill her)
I'd honestly think the "curse" acitivates when someone is feeling negative emotions around her too, because she herself is always plastered with a smile so it might also work on her and she knows it, which would lead to her taking all of this with a hint amusement so as to not fall prey to the "curse"
Fuji is down bad! I wonder why it was so important that Kishiya thought she was a first year instead of a second year? Like it's only one year difference right it doesn't have any greater meaning in Japan or something?
it's probably not so much important to her as much as she is just surprised because Fuji looks so much like a first year high schooler who has yet to get comfortable in her new uniform that looks slightly too big on her. It's like she just genuinely does not look like someone who isn't new to high school.
hahahaha, of course they would do this, this series hasn't gotten to nearly a 100 chapters without teasing us for progress, hahaha. And the entire class just sitting there thinking they actually kissed. This is so fucking funny
love this chapter, Shimeji being completely non-plussed about zombies but freaking out the moment it starts talking and turns things into a social situation, while Majime gets bit and Shimeji just instantly goes "welp time to kill you" no hesitation.
And of course the reveal that this zombie apocalypse is entirely just happening because people have been really into horror lately and their imagination shapes the world around them now so that happens I guess. I love this series
so, Kanon's sister gives us an interesting bit of information on lipreading, that at least in her experience paying that much attention to someone while they talk makes you better at realizing what their true intentions may be.
What if this is also true of Kanon, what if she has an inkling on Saki feelings about her, because she too can use lipreading to get to the heart of the matter (in this case Saki's). I don't know if this chapter is setting up foreshadowing or if I'm reading too much into it but I don't think Kanon is entirely clueless about the fact that Saki is in love with her.
For anyone else who didn't know what the author meant by genderbender yuri vs pure yuri and was a bit confusion like me(looked it up):
seems like a lot of 'GB-yuri' stuff is basicly man in female-body doing ecchi/haremy yuri stuff, aimed at straight-man and their fantasies. Basicly a traditional straight story, but MC has female body
edit: I think I got it right, can be wrong tho
I'm admittedly not an expert nor do I read that genre but yes, that is essentially what gender bender/gender swap yuri is. Despite "yuri" being in the name, the character who turned into a girl or occupies a girl's body is still very much male. They experienced life as a man first, somehow turned into a girl physically, and still think of themselves as being male and are treated that way (when others know about it).
There is potential for interesting explorations of gender and increasing empathy towards a radically different set of life experiences, but I don't know how often that plays out in practice. Very little, I suspect.
it largely depends, there is an entire subset of transgender lesbian fiction, that does tend to delve into explorations of gender but it's certainly not a big subset by any means.