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Yuriisthebestest
joined Sep 4, 2020

WHAT THE FUCK I'VE BEEN READING THIS LIKE FOR 4 YEARS?? I WANT MOREEE but I'm glad that it end good for her

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joined Mar 23, 2019

FOUR FUCKING YEARS and thats the ending we get? Not a kiss, not a confession, not a damn thing? I feel so fucking cheated. Thank God I did not waste a cent for this piece of shit story.
I have never given this rating before, but this deserves it, 0/10. Won't even come back to re-read it. Please yuri lovers, do the upcoming yuri newbs a favor and never recommend this trash to them.

Yuri otaku here, oh believe me I won't. I still have a hard time believing My Unrequited Love was in a Yuri Hime publication. Usually with plots like these they are condensed into a 30 page oneshot. Which MUL should of been, a 30 paged oneshot.

last edited at Oct 19, 2020 11:24PM

joined Feb 27, 2016

That was ugh.... Like I don’t really remember starting this it was so long ago but I do remember looking forward to ever chapter so excited to see what happened next expecting a lot of sadness since the whole relationship was supposed to have a very slim chance of becoming a reality... But this... All of that for this.. I don’t know if it’s because of how long I waited or because it’s such a slap in the face towards fans that irks me more. It’s was idk how many chapters of Kaoru agonizing over her husband cheating and lying to her and going back because she choose to be stupid,Uta being the only person to truly love her and getting nothing in return to end up like this? There just roommates and he kept banging her best friend Jesus this is 4 years worth of salt exploding from my body at once.

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joined Dec 4, 2017

im not mad.. just disapionted.. after a roller coaster of a story, this ending makes me feel nothing tbh which is unfortunate bc i was always fond of this one but jeez this is just awful..

joined Feb 11, 2018

im not mad.. just disapionted.. after a roller coaster of a story, this ending makes me feel nothing tbh which is unfortunate bc i was always fond of this one but jeez this is just awful..

After Kaoru clearly rejected Uta, I was expecting ending of this type.

Problem I have here is that Uta has no agency or direction with ending like this, she just keeps on living with her straight crush "big sister" and that's it. In fact, their lives together are probably creepy, because Uta will keep on staring and fantasizing and masturbating about her every day and never getting some from another women... She's going to be a horny lesbian virgin for the rest of her life.

I would have enjoyed Risako and Uta realizing mutually that they are both gay and have a crush on same straight girl, and take it from there. Uta could have NTR'ed her brother too, for extra laughts. :)

last edited at Oct 19, 2020 11:45PM

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joined Aug 1, 2013

Yikes. A story with this much nonsense riddled in needs a payoff at the end. This just leaves me feeling like, really? What was the point? Four years for the author to leave us an open ambiguous ending?

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joined Apr 2, 2020

So the two are living together... but with Kaoru having no romantic feelings towards the younger girl? and didn’t Uta say she’s gonna hold onto the “dumb unrequited love” so she still has a crush on Kaoru while being in the same house as her?!! and the fact that the brother/ex-husband lives in the SAME BUILDING makes it even more messed
up and unsettling wtf.

after like 30+ chapters over a span of 4 years couldn’t this be wrapped up a little more realistically? like Uta moving on from Kaoru and getting herself a gf and Kaoru moving on from the ex-husband and working on herself cause she was just fucked up like,,, the entire series with some serious dependency issues. or at least like... end it by making kaoru realize that she’s gay and then making them get together. that’s a terrible ending too (and unbelievable), but it would still make more sense than whatever the fuck THIS is... like wow i’m speechless.

it’s even worse than the lesbian gym manga ending with the timeskip. in all honestly, this is why homophobia rates in the country is going up /j

last edited at Oct 20, 2020 12:05AM

M7
joined May 8, 2017

Miyabi and Kuro are still together, and because of that, I don’t think the last chapter is too bad.

last edited at Oct 20, 2020 12:07AM

joined Feb 14, 2019

I've defended the storytelling in this series in the past, but I'll admit this ending is a bit annoying.

It seems very likely it was rushed for some reason, with tmnr abruptly changing course to tie things up in only a few chapters (cancelled by magazine, other commitments, who knows?)

In that context the supporting characters and secondary plot was always going to miss out so I won't dwell on that (got more than I expected there with the first part).

Looking at the broad strokes it was done pretty well, trying up the main issues in the Uta-Kaoru relationship - Kaoru's divorce and independence, confessing their feelings to each other, and in the final chapter both of them doing the self-discovery/independence thing, but still returning to each other.

Obviously, the rushed condensed end has missed opportunities for years of subtexty slice of life moments, but that was unavoidable in the frame of tying things off quickly. I don't really see the complaint about Kaoru's sexuality either - we never expect women in relationships with men to "prove" that then can be attracted to men, why do we expect it of wlw? Kaoru never said Uta's gender was a problem, only that she couldn't answer her feelings.

The previous chapter made it clear that if they saw an opportunity to live together they would take it, so that doesn't really need explaining either.

My main complaint is about the lack of clarity in the ending. I can only assume the ambiguity was intentional, but if that is the case it feels like they couldn't even commit to ambiguity properly.

It would have been easy to end on an ambiguous "where will the future take them?" note as in the previous chapter, eg ending when they meet again after the first time skip and agree to live together. But the second time skip is so large (apparently several years - Uta seems to have graduated and been working for some time) that it is unlikely they haven't reached some sort of resolution (or at least another discussion)... "where to now...?" has been replaced with "It happened, but I'm not telling you what!"

The chapter sets up an very strong presumption that they are together - Uta resolving to hold on to her feelings, and the framing of Uta and Kaoru in the last scene, with a strong "welcome home hubby" vibe (seriously, who waits listening near the door to eagerly greet their "platonic roommate" when they are late home).

Failing to commit with that sort of framing makes it feel like "plausible deniability" more than true ambiguity - which makes me wonder why. Is ex-sister in law that controversial (seems unlikely), or are the anti K/U fans that much of a factor? (certainly I see some Kaoru hate here, and some SJWs that would cancel the series on the basis of age-gap if it got romantic).

I've come to expect plausible deniability from non-yuri stories indulging in bating (Japan seems to have a bit of a genre cringe about putting confirmed same sex relationships in gen stories), but getting it from a yuri story leaves a bitter taste.

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joined May 7, 2017

I have no problems with open endings, but do it in a way you can actually connect the dots in the end? This story has ended, however, the big mystery are not the unsolved conflicts nor the plot holes, but the status of Uta-Trashoru's relationship, some have interpreted they are together, I personally don't think they are, but give us a hint? Like Uta wearing a ring or a ring holder necklace, or at their doorstep, like a newly-wed thing of sorts, I dunno, any hint even if it is to confirm otherwise, but to end it like this you disrespect every reader who stayed for the ride these past 4 years

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joined Aug 10, 2015

Them being together or not isn't even my biggest sticking point, tbh -- though honestly, I really would have preferred if Uta moved on and they just stayed friends, no moving back in, etc.

But the author definitely moved the story in the "they're ending up together" direction... but then kinda didn't commit?

The double time skip is what really got me, and then to do that plus leaving it even slightly ambiguous just really makes Uta's character far worse, especially with the "I'll just hold on to this unrequited love" resolution. If they aren't together at that end point, then she just moved back in, basically regressed and now has resolved to live her life with someone who doesn't feel the same way, but they apparently act like a couple...?

I'm pretty sure it's meant to show they are a couple now, but with that being the case, it just feels slapped on, and their relationship absolutely needed more build than a couple panels and a greeting.

That's not even getting into the other story threads.

This ending is just... big oof. I honestly thought we were gearing up for a "final arc" after the divorce that got them together more naturally, and resolved things much better, with adequate payoff. My mistake lol. Sigh...

I'm not going to swear off the author's works entirely, but the next one I read I'll absolutely be cautious of. This honestly just feels like it got axed too soon or something.

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joined Sep 1, 2017

grrrrrrrrrrr That's it!? After all of the drama, and the angst, Uta and Kaoru's relationship develops, in the last chapter, off camra, during a couple of time skips!? We don't even get a chance to see them together, as a couple. Or even know if they really became a proper couple for that matter. I mean talk a about a long journey for little pay off.

last edited at Oct 20, 2020 12:52AM

joined Feb 14, 2019

I have no problems with open endings, but do it in a way you can actually connect the dots in the end? This story has ended, however, the big mystery are not the unsolved conflicts nor the plot holes, but the status of Uta-Trashoru's relationship, some have interpreted they are together, I personally don't think they are, but give us a hint? Like Uta wearing a ring or a ring holder necklace, or at their doorstep, like a newly-wed thing of sorts, I dunno, any hint even if it is to confirm otherwise, but to end it like this you disrespect every reader who stayed for the ride these past 4 years

She is wearing a necklace in the last scene. It looks a bit like it could be the one Kaoru gave her:
https://dynasty-scans.com/chapters/my_unrequited_love_ch01#21
if so I guess it would be a bit significant, but we don't get a close enough look to be sure (its shape is not much more than round blob with cutout).

Captureefef
joined Mar 16, 2018

Sucks for you guys but I only had three years wasted!
Also, like I wish I could give a shit about this ending
I wish I could get upset about it like I did with the shitty Citrus ending
But, I don't. I don't care about his ending I don't give a shit.
It's a real nothing ending with two time skips and no kiss, yet I just don't care.

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joined Jun 18, 2020

OMFG

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joined Nov 30, 2016

I have no problems with open endings, but do it in a way you can actually connect the dots in the end? This story has ended, however, the big mystery are not the unsolved conflicts nor the plot holes, but the status of Uta-Trashoru's relationship, some have interpreted they are together, I personally don't think they are, but give us a hint? Like Uta wearing a ring or a ring holder necklace, or at their doorstep, like a newly-wed thing of sorts, I dunno, any hint even if it is to confirm otherwise, but to end it like this you disrespect every reader who stayed for the ride these past 4 years

She is wearing a necklace in the last scene. It looks a bit like it could be the one Kaoru gave her:
https://dynasty-scans.com/chapters/my_unrequited_love_ch01#21
if so I guess it would be a bit significant, but we don't get a close enough look to be sure (its shape is not much more than round blob with cutout).

We totally do on that second to last page, and it just raises more questions. Both appear to be crescent moons with an orb in the middle, but the chain is fastened to the ornament differently on both. Is this the same necklace? Was it unintentional? Is it just sloppy? Was Citrus' ending really all that bad?

last edited at Oct 20, 2020 1:30AM

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joined May 29, 2019

why do they live in the same building and on the SAME FLOOR as him I'm screaming lmao

joined Aug 21, 2017

This ending is a certified bruh moment

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joined Oct 17, 2016

I mean at least can you not leave everything in the fucking shadows? I fucking hate this kind of shit, your long ass angsty drama series might be getting axed but AT LEAST have enough decency to give an ending that doesn't leave things unanswered, holy, fuck. "I'm gonna hold on to my unrequeited love" my ass! Why even have this farce up until now then? They didn't even show Kaoru's face in the end, signifying her really being not important as a character. Ffs

Torako-okay4
joined Oct 17, 2017

Yeah I'm going to need an epilogue, that was not satisfying at all

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joined Mar 6, 2012

....Meh

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joined Oct 17, 2016

Uta really deserved better

UranusAndNeptuneAreJustCousins
joined Sep 6, 2015

As a few others pointed out, I have no idea why people are so shocked here. I saw this coming from a mile away. I gave up a long time ago pointing out the lacklustre (at best) writing in this series in the face of so many people who resorted to increasingly more extreme mental gymnastics in order to pass the story as somehow being well written.

Or they simply are bad at storytelling and couldn't handle continuing the narrative over longer period.

I'm pretty much on record for this position. I agree that the beginning had a lot of potential, but even early on in the story the signs of dropped threads, poorly structured beats, and more questions than answers were pretty evident.

That "confession cliffhanger" business was a red flag if ever there were one.

I'm going to force myself to limit my "I told you so" posts to a few hundred a day.

Nah, do not limit yourself. Go wild. You earned it.

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joined Mar 12, 2014

I'm sure everyone else is angry too but I also just need to vent about this ending

Uta hadn't seen Karou in over a year from the first time skip, and it looked like she has been progressing and was like "my world is so much bigger now" to then turn around and say that yes she was going to hold onto a love that she knew was stupid. A bit of a slap in the face when we've not seen Karou reciprocate (literally the whole point of the manga).

And then to add ANOTHER time skip, which is one pretty sloppy, and two, she is living in the same apartment building as her brother? Wtf ok weird, and then she is just casually living with Karou in some weird open ended unresolved finish? With no idea if she's gotten back into the same rut of playing house with someone who won't ever be romantically interested or if they are actually a couple. I mean I assume they are a couple but the fact that that isn't stated is crappy for one and two is just so unrealistic after reading the manga

Ugh. Vent over

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joined Jan 24, 2018

Uta really deserved better

More like WE deserved better. To end like that after all this time, all that drama for what feels like flat lining...... more like unrequited ending, everyone here is upset about it. If there was a few more chapters I'm sure it could of had a more solid and satisfying ending, TMNR really fucked us pretty hard for the past 4 years and just blew a shitty little load right before we could climax.

Also, I bet Reichi has to hear his little sister and his ex wife/childhood friend hold the hell out of each others hands living right next door to them....

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