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Mina_run
joined Apr 16, 2018

Ok, maybe I'm remembering wrong, but didn't the husband lie about being out of town so he could spend time with his ex? That's not something you do just to talk...

02f9f83f4ac59dc974de6235d43f7023
joined Aug 19, 2019

I seriously don't understand those people, who likes Risako. Like, why? It makes me sick in a stomach when I see people writing about her in so many superlatives, when she doesn't deserve to be liked. Manipulative, unhonest jerk. When I see characters in other series, that look like her, I immediately can't read / watch it because it reminds me of that one character, that I hate : P Sorry for bad Eng.

You know those smart-ass villains in movies you know would be absolute GARBAGE human beings but you just can't bring yourself to hate them because of how interesting their character is? yeah, sorta like that.

St1
joined Feb 17, 2013

Did you look at the credits page? The translators spelled out the callback for us.

i skipped it - thanks for pointing it out- thats the scene i thought it was recalling tho its not exactly the same - i. e a copy of it enlarged - but it looks like its meant to be a redraw of it. So i will assume it is.

last edited at Jul 30, 2020 3:17PM

St1
joined Feb 17, 2013

I seriously don't understand those people, who likes Risako. Like, why? It makes me sick in a stomach when I see people writing about her in so many superlatives, when she doesn't deserve to be liked. Manipulative, unhonest jerk. When I see characters in other series, that look like her, I immediately can't read / watch it because it reminds me of that one character, that I hate : P Sorry for bad Eng.

Have to agree. I have no understanding of liking or finding such horrible characters as interesting - she is self serving and manipulative and fake to the point i think she is a psychopath. I dont mean the mass murdering sort but the clinical definition a lot more people meet like no empathy or moral compass etc.

p. s i dont mean shes bad as a character - writing wise. She is obviously fitting for her role.

last edited at Jul 30, 2020 3:09PM

Eh
joined Dec 16, 2014

This is not a complaint, but does anyone know why the same translation takes almost two weeks longer to appear here after it shows up elsewhere (like on MangaDex)?

Common sense tells me it's probably the Scanlator's choice. MangaDex seems to be the 1st choice in uploading stuff before heading down here.

Img_0215
joined Jul 29, 2017

Ok, maybe I'm remembering wrong, but didn't the husband lie about being out of town so he could spend time with his ex? That's not something you do just to talk...

Right, an "unexpectedly extended out-of-town business trip" on his birthday, no less. I don't know how you would make any more suspicious.

Nevertheless, that's what the text tells us, and there's no indication that either of them are lying now. In fact, Risako seems a little creeped out (or at least bemused) at the thought of a physical relationship with Reiichi--she's obviously focused on Kaoru, in her roundabout asocial way.

My hypothesis all along has been that the author is (or was--certain narrative options have been clarified by now) making most of this up as they went along, so the nature of the Reiichi/Risako relationship was left open until the author decided which way to take it. So Reiichi's ditching his wife on his birthday seems a bit much for the "they were always just talking" outcome, but would have fit right in if they were supposed to have been having a physical affair.

Img_0215
joined Jul 29, 2017

This is not a complaint, but does anyone know why the same translation takes almost two weeks longer to appear here after it shows up elsewhere (like on MangaDex)?

Common sense tells me it's probably the Scanlator's choice. MangaDex seems to be the 1st choice in uploading stuff before heading down here.

Sure, but for many series posted both places it's a matter of hours, not weeks.

Tron-legacy
joined Dec 11, 2017

Sounds like Risako would rather be asexual/aromantic, or is already one of those but but the other. "Stupid feelings for other people!" Or is low grade sociopath wishing she was more so.

I honestly just assume it's simpler than that: good old gay angst. She doesn't get relationships or have interest in guys, so she just assumed that's her identity and who she is, and then one day she's looking at Kaoru and is all "I want to kiss all her things" and then suddenly her world is twisted in knots, popular culture is telling her that none of this is okay, Kaoru isn't even into her, she's into this hopeless doof that's chasing after Risako herself, and it's just all so stupid and hurtful and she wants to just cut it off like a dead tree branch because holy shit unrequited love sucks so much.

7737deb6af99a2023a642981bb143e23
joined Jan 15, 2020

I hope Kaoru finally reciprocates Uta’s feelings now that she’s realized someone has always loved her unconditionally. I honestly don’t care how Reichi feels about it either. I’m tired of seeing Uta constantly pick up the pieces due to Rei’s own ignorance.

joined Jan 14, 2020

I mean did he ever truly love her

As childhood friend/virtual sister, sure. Probably still does. As a sexual/romantic interest, probably not.

Tron-legacy
joined Dec 11, 2017

Ok, maybe I'm remembering wrong, but didn't the husband lie about being out of town so he could spend time with his ex? That's not something you do just to talk...

No, you're right. About both the fact pattern and the implication there.

I was skeptical for the same reason. When Kaoru spotted them walking together in the rain, he had just lied about extending his trip, on his birthday, and suggested he would be out of town for days, when he was actually in his own neighborhood. That is...I mean, there's just no way he didn't think he was getting laid. I think his protests that everything was innocent are dishonest. Not that I think he necessarily was actually getting it on with Risako, I'm still kinda 50/50 on that, but if he didn't, it wasn't for lack of trying or expecting it.

I think the best explanation that fits the facts is this:

Reiichi reconnected with Risako thorugh work, they started talking and meeting up. She went along because of some combination of the following: Pity for Reiichi's kinda pathetic pining after her, Envy of his marriage to Kaoru and a desire to break it up, and curiosity about Kaoru and an earnest desire to learn more about her. (her stated reason) Reiichi, OTOH, mostly just thinks Risako is hot and is chafing against what has been clearly shown to be a marriage of obligation.

I think she was meeting with him regularly, leading him on just enough to keep things going, probably not actually doing anything with him but always leaving just that little bit of hope that maybe she might at some point. The thing on his birthday was either Risako finally taking the plunge to pull him into an actual affair, or him resolving to make a concerted effort to get with her and win her over, but whichever one it was, it got derailed when Kaoru saw them and got hurt.

Either way, unless we get a Reiichi or Risako POV chapter, I don't think there's any way for Kaoru (or us) to know, but it doesn't really change her situation in any event. Reiichi loves her platonically, not romantically, Risako wants to bang but can't be trusted, Uta's the only one that's been straight (heh) with her this whole time.

last edited at Jul 30, 2020 3:49PM

joined Dec 30, 2018

That credit page did more damage to me than the actual manga :/
I just want this author to do fluff again this drama is so damn slow and boring
I think I don't even care about the yuri ship anymore

Lumg21
joined Jan 6, 2020

This is not a complaint, but does anyone know why the same translation takes almost two weeks longer to appear here after it shows up elsewhere (like on MangaDex)?

Common sense tells me it's probably the Scanlator's choice. MangaDex seems to be the 1st choice in uploading stuff before heading down here.

It was often MD that was a day or two later than Dynasty with Citrus+ and this. Chaosteam themselves seem to have started uploading to MD though, instead of external uploaders.

19243370_189319978264256_7134889760776107126_o
joined Dec 26, 2014

This is not a complaint, but does anyone know why the same translation takes almost two weeks longer to appear here after it shows up elsewhere (like on MangaDex)?

Common sense tells me it's probably the Scanlator's choice. MangaDex seems to be the 1st choice in uploading stuff before heading down here.

It was often MD that was a day or two later than Dynasty with Citrus+ and this. Chaosteam themselves seem to have started uploading to MD though, instead of external uploaders.

Chapter went without QC on mangadex that's why it was there sooner. QC took a week, uploading it here takes forever since we don't have uploader rights and we have to wait for someone to do it for us

joined Aug 29, 2015

Everyone will be happy if Reiichi can just get out of the picture and I'm on the boat of Risako and Kaoru meeting up once in a while. Risako is brutally honest unlike Reiichi and Uta because she doesn't give a f*ck. a dose of truth will help Kaoru to realize that she is in a sham marriage.

19243370_189319978264256_7134889760776107126_o
joined Dec 26, 2014

Also I did made an upload request for chapter 34 which was never accepted and I have no idea what I did wrong since no one bothered to tell me when I asked in this forum. So we gave it to an uploader ( which was busy at the time that's why we chose to make an upload request that time) and it was finally uploaded 2 weeks after we released it on our Facebook page

joined Jul 26, 2019

Wait before you take it out on Risako, it's thanks to her that Kaoru will stop insisting and try to save her marriage again... She may seem cruel, but she's saving reicchi and Kaoru from a life of lies and false hopes.
It's your turn to play uta, the way is clear !

Midnightgunner
Gt00pn-odpc
joined Sep 30, 2017

I already read this in Mangadex so I'm honestly here only to know what people think Kaoru should do...

Img_0186
joined Jul 18, 2020

I think I’m still reading this out of a morbid sense of curiosity. At this point I just can’t find it in me to be invested in any of the characters. I don’t think the plot was very well thought through.

I mean, Kaoru’s gonna end up with Uta, I have no doubt about it. The only question is how long the story drags itself out getting there

Sulk
joined Jul 19, 2015

Oh god it's the "because I'm... interested" archetype. Nice "Ah yes you see I simply find your irrational actions... amusing hehe" gigabrain wannabe cringe you got there

__toshinou_kyouko_yuru_yuri_drawn_by_namori__943f8c23512b1acef28d53ce169c5909
joined Apr 24, 2020

I seriously don't understand those people, who likes Risako. Like, why? It makes me sick in a stomach when I see people writing about her in so many superlatives, when she doesn't deserve to be liked. Manipulative, unhonest jerk. When I see characters in other series, that look like her, I immediately can't read / watch it because it reminds me of that one character, that I hate : P Sorry for bad Eng.

I'd say it's just a matter of nuance and, you know, personal preferences. Just because you enjoy reading about flawed characters doesn't mean you condone every questionable or downright wrong thing they do.

__toshinou_kyouko_yuru_yuri_drawn_by_namori__943f8c23512b1acef28d53ce169c5909
joined Apr 24, 2020

I don't care about the previous 33 chapters of torture. I am excited for the next chapter. As long as the author reveals Risako's inner thoughts or her side of the story, this manga is saved for me. A good chance it'll make it onto my like list, ha-ha.

Hurrah for direct communication! And Risako!! \O/

aaaaand I have to agree with every bit of my soul here!

last edited at Jul 30, 2020 7:31PM

Img_0215
joined Jul 29, 2017

This is not a complaint, but does anyone know why the same translation takes almost two weeks longer to appear here after it shows up elsewhere (like on MangaDex)?

Common sense tells me it's probably the Scanlator's choice. MangaDex seems to be the 1st choice in uploading stuff before heading down here.

It was often MD that was a day or two later than Dynasty with Citrus+ and this. Chaosteam themselves seem to have started uploading to MD though, instead of external uploaders.

Chapter went without QC on mangadex that's why it was there sooner. QC took a week, uploading it here takes forever since we don't have uploader rights and we have to wait for someone to do it for us

Thanks for doing the work—much appreciated.

(As I said, I only asked because I sometimes forget where I’ve seen it.)

last edited at Jul 30, 2020 7:42PM

joined Oct 2, 2019

Fuck them. Kaoru do your thing.

joined Feb 27, 2018

Y’know I’m starting to think I called this awhile ago... now we wait to see if I’m actually right.

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