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joined Jul 29, 2017

This reads like an omake--it would have been more convincing done chibi-style.

last edited at Feb 16, 2021 11:44AM

Reisen%20ds
joined Nov 30, 2016

Creating chapters for this story is not the decision of the manga artist itself.

There are many, many authors published in the same magazine navigating the same circumstances who do not have these problems

last edited at Feb 16, 2021 11:46AM

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joined Jul 16, 2013

Rushed ending

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joined Feb 3, 2021

im really conflicted. on the one hand FINALLY. but on the other there should've been more buildup in my opinion, like actually showing kaoru beginning to develop feelings. i never felt it was impossible, though uta's feelings remaining unrequited would have been completely satisfactory too. but this feels too quick and doesnt totally make sense considering all that we have to go on so far. im still happy tho

joined Jun 9, 2020

So they've been living together for that long, and only started dating just then? I feel really bad for uta.

Mostly%20sunny
joined Oct 26, 2016

Stick a fork in this one.
She's finally done.

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joined Mar 18, 2018

Not the worst, but after this long ride I kinda expected more of an ending than that.

Tron-legacy
joined Dec 11, 2017

(facepalm)

Wait, so, when they're living together at the end of the series, that wasn't even them being together together? They just....decided to live together, being....what. Friends? With Kaoru knowing how Uta felt, and Uta believing there wasn't any romantic prospects? I assumed they'd gotten together and -then- moved in, because that was the only possibility that made any kind of sense.

How did they make the ending WORSE?

Tron-legacy
joined Dec 11, 2017

Creating chapters for this story is not the decision of the manga artist itself.

There are many, many authors published in the same magazine navigating the same circumstances who do not have these problems

Yeah, but to be fair, not all stories are equal in all respects. Some stories can be ended abruptly whenever, some can't. Some authors are good at improvising a solid conclusion, some are too tied to their original vision to let it go. Every situation is different.

This all reads to me like the author had this big long term plan for how these two gradually get together, and in the end they didn't get to make it so they gave us the cliff's notes so that we know what the plan was.

joined Dec 30, 2018

wait what

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joined Jul 29, 2017

This all reads to me like the author had this big long term plan for how these two gradually get together, and in the end they didn't get to make it so they gave us the cliff's notes so that we know what the plan was.

Right, but how long was that Platonic ideal series going to be? As it is we got 38 chapters and a dozen bonus entries, so it’s not like the author was denied the opportunity to tell their story.

If a Uta-Kaoru yuri couple was going to be the endgame, the story had three hurdles to negotiate in regard to Kaoru’s character:

  • She was married

  • She was straight

  • She regarded Uta as a family member

The story spent forever and a day having Uta accept that her love was probably hopeless and in Kaoru deciding that her marriage was unsatisfactory (something readers perceived in the first few pages of Chapter 1).

The story likewise spent zero time on Kaoru considering her sexual orientation, and (arguably) just slightly more in recalibrating her attitude toward Uta. (We got exponentially more explicit development of Uta’s wacky friends than we did about the nature of Kaoru’s feelings toward Uta,)

I also think it’s slightly bizarre that Risako now lives in the building next door (remember, Reiichi seems to live in the same building as his sister and ex-wife).

I suppose the big kiss is such a relief for the shippers assembled that we haven’t had any complaints that the longed-for yuri ending is only achieved by the MCs getting shitfaced drunk.

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joined Aug 2, 2020

That's it? The end? I have mixed opinions about this manga as a whole; it's not bad, but it's also not good. It would be better if had less characters, because the idea was very nice.

Too bad I'm a sucker for drama and angst.

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joined Feb 8, 2018

Over 30 chapters of drama only to end it in a such bland way XD
At least tMnR didn't skip to wedding, to milk this even more in "My Unrequited Love+" lmao

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joined Dec 18, 2013

Adult Uta is smoking hot at least.

last edited at Feb 16, 2021 1:12PM

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joined Sep 6, 2011

Yes author-san, this feel-good bonus chapter will make everyone forget how utterly bad the rest of this manga was.

joined Mar 13, 2020

Thought it already ended

Anyway, hope we can back with EliUmi doujin like before. I miss her old works

UranusAndNeptuneAreJustCousins
joined Sep 6, 2015

It feels like a lot of people in the comment section are out of touch , and have no empathy. Creating chapters for this story is not the decision of the manga artist itself. She could have wanted 10 more chapters 10 more books it's still not up to her it's up to her publisher. Yuri is also considered a niche manga genre in Japan as well, and a lot of amazing yuri mangas get axed. The feelings of westerners reading a translated version for free is meaningless as you are giving them no capital for their work and people should honestly just appreciate what they can get and show some respect . But that's just my take.

Your take basically boils down to "bad writing is excusable because of this list of at best tangentially related reasons". Here is the thing, real life circumstances certainly can and do influence the writing quality to an extent, but bad writing is still bad writing and people are free to criticise it as such. A car speeding by you and hitting a puddle splashes you with mud, head to toe. The driver may have had good reasons for speeding, maybe someone in their family had a medical emergency. Fine and dandy, but it does not change the fact you are now covered in mud.

And that is just regarding the publishing aspects you brought up, those are the tangentially related reasons. Your next argument, "you are not paying so you should not criticise", has no relation to anything whatsoever and essentially amounts to "shut up and appreciate this, your opinion is meaningless". I hope you understand this is not going to happen.

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joined Sep 1, 2017

This feels forced and unrealistic.

joined Feb 16, 2021

To me, this is a triumph

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joined Jan 15, 2020

Even though there’s still some plot holes left uncovered, I will still love and support this author whom create such a beautiful series. This bonus chapter is very cute.
Though I still hope for this continue but oh well ( TvT) I appreciate yukiiti sama’s work.
Also, I had hoped there would b an anime adaptation for this but ok ( QvQ)

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joined Jun 12, 2015

This bonus chapter is even worse that the final chapter.

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joined Feb 28, 2015

Over 30 chapters of drama only to end it in a such bland way XD
At least tMnR didn't skip to wedding, to milk this even more in "My Unrequited Love+" lmao

oooooooooooooooooooooooo lol that was really good

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joined Feb 28, 2015

I think that for this manga premise was really bad but the exucition was even worse whhhy TMNR is great and I love them but yeah this was really bad. I even didn't read it for the last 1.5 years but looks like nothing changed. And for a manga that run so long and had this many chapters saying that it got axed or it needed more time is not really explains why it was bad. Author really had the time to plan the series and change the story

Lumg21
joined Jan 6, 2020

This feels forced and unrealistic.

This.

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joined Sep 20, 2017

Oh well. At least they have a happy ending :)

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