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My guess is Uta loses her nerve and ends up pausing then saying something like nevermind, but due to her delivery and facial expressions Kaoru realizes it.

Would allow it to continue on sorta as it has been, while still technically progressing.

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joined Feb 15, 2016


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What Japanese thing is this?

-Also, deciding to put the cliffhanger there just means to me that she won't confess. At least, that's typically the way things go.

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joined Mar 15, 2017

What Japanese thing is this?

Yumomi at Kusatsu onsen

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joined Jul 29, 2017

What Japanese thing is this?

Yumomi at Kusatsu onsen

Thanks, Reejun. I'd have been guessing at that for, like, ever.

"In Gunma prefecture’s Kusatsu Onsen hot spring town an attractive show called “yumomi” takes place every day at Netsunoyu Bath House. Singing a local folk song, people stir the hot spring source with large wooden paddles to cool down the water to bathing temperature."

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joined Apr 16, 2012

FFFFFFFFFFFFFFF DAMN CLIFFHANGER. nice chapter trough I really liked the art of the faces

joined Nov 21, 2017

I honestly can't see how this can end up well, but I'm hopeful looking forward to it

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joined Dec 21, 2015

I still strongly suspect that his feelings of affection towards Kaoru are not the main reason he is with her. He likes her, he's known her forever, but I think he married her and stays with her out of some kind of guilt. Time will tell if I'm right on this, but it seems pretty likely he doesn't love her the way she loves him, or probably the way he loves Risako.

I think you make a bunch of really good points that I've never really thought about before. Maybe he really is staying with her out of guilt- that's a possibility that I think isn't much of a stretch. Reminds me of the Commander in The Handmaid's Tale- he was kind to Offred only because he felt guilty about the previous handmaid being so miserable and killing herself. Maybe it's something like that? Or even something else, like pity; or maybe they just didn't think their marriage through very well.
Whatever it is, I don't think their relationship is based on just love. And even if it is, a very watered down version of it.
Well, guess we just have to wait until more chapters to find out more, won't we. I'm sure it'll be well worth the wait though. Great series.

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joined Jan 26, 2017

Well, what do I have to give to have the next chapter right now? XD

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joined Sep 21, 2015

Oh, I didnt notice this before, but maybe this was a hint from the author that the cheating part was planned from the beginning https://dynasty-scans.com/chapters/my_unrequited_love_ch04#14

Maki_avi-2
joined Apr 13, 2018

I may be thinking of a different story, but IIRC, weren't Kaoru and Ryuichi in a relationship in their youth before breaking up and getting back together again? It's been awhile since I read the early chapters of this series, so I could be totally wrong, but I remember their relationship being described as strained even then. It's not difficult to fall into the trap of becoming dependent on a previous relationship, no matter how unsuccessful and toxic it may have been. Even the smartest and most independent of people find themselves in these kinds of mental traps.

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joined Dec 21, 2015

Oh, I didnt notice this before, but maybe this was a hint from the author that the cheating part was planned from the beginning https://dynasty-scans.com/chapters/my_unrequited_love_ch04#14

Damn, I think you might be right.

Tron-legacy
joined Dec 11, 2017

I may be thinking of a different story, but IIRC, weren't Kaoru and Ryuichi in a relationship in their youth before breaking up and getting back together again? It's been awhile since I read the early chapters of this series, so I could be totally wrong, but I remember their relationship being described as strained even then. It's not difficult to fall into the trap of becoming dependent on a previous relationship, no matter how unsuccessful and toxic it may have been. Even the smartest and most independent of people find themselves in these kinds of mental traps.

They were childhood friends, and she chased after him as they got older. He rejected her many times before they finally got together. There's also some implication that there's some kind of drama involving parents? But we don't have any details on that yet. Assuming the dream sequence we saw was a flashback, he broke her heart at least once with Risako, and Uta comforted her afterwards. If it wasn't a flashback, it could be that she was subconsciously aware of what was going on.

I think he was always more into Risako, but had known Kaoru too long to fully break things off with her. Then -something- happened, and he felt responsible somehow and started going out with Kaoru out of pity? Not sure. There's still a lot to speculate on.

Tron-legacy
joined Dec 11, 2017

Oh, I didnt notice this before, but maybe this was a hint from the author that the cheating part was planned from the beginning https://dynasty-scans.com/chapters/my_unrequited_love_ch04#14

Damn, I think you might be right.

Yeah, a lot of people overlook the strong foreshadowing. It's not a mistake that Risako shows up right at the end of that conversation (late, as if she was...busy with something?)

Maki_avi-2
joined Apr 13, 2018

Heavensrun posted:
Yeah, a lot of people overlook the strong foreshadowing. It's not a mistake that Risako shows up right at the end of that conversation (late, as if she was...busy with something?)

That's sort of the downside to an ongoing series that updates monthly rather than weekly. Even if the foreshadowing is pretty plainly there, unless you're binge reading from the beginning or enjoy frequently revisiting old chapters, it's really easy to forget little touches like that, so it still -feels- random.

That might be more of a me thing, but it's one of the more specific reasons I wish these kinds of series would have chapters that are more self-contained.

Tron-legacy
joined Dec 11, 2017

I still strongly suspect that his feelings of affection towards Kaoru are not the main reason he is with her. He likes her, he's known her forever, but I think he married her and stays with her out of some kind of guilt. Time will tell if I'm right on this, but it seems pretty likely he doesn't love her the way she loves him, or probably the way he loves Risako.

I think you make a bunch of really good points that I've never really thought about before. Maybe he really is staying with her out of guilt- that's a possibility that I think isn't much of a stretch. Reminds me of the Commander in The Handmaid's Tale- he was kind to Offred only because he felt guilty about the previous handmaid being so miserable and killing herself. Maybe it's something like that? Or even something else, like pity; or maybe they just didn't think their marriage through very well.
Whatever it is, I don't think their relationship is based on just love. And even if it is, a very watered down version of it.
Well, guess we just have to wait until more chapters to find out more, won't we. I'm sure it'll be well worth the wait though. Great series.

We still don't know what happened in their background. We know there was some kind of drama involving parents. Uta was the only family at their wedding. We know Kaoru feels partly responsible for Uta and Reiichi's parents splitting up, but we don't know why. We know Reiichi turned down Kaoru several times until finally coming around, and we know he used to have a thing with Risako in school. I think it was also implied that Kaoru's mom or maybe both her parents passed away? So that may or may not have something to do with it all.

There are definitely indications of a serious flustercuck in their past, that sets the stage for where they are now.

Tron-legacy
joined Dec 11, 2017

Heavensrun posted:
Yeah, a lot of people overlook the strong foreshadowing. It's not a mistake that Risako shows up right at the end of that conversation (late, as if she was...busy with something?)

That's sort of the downside to an ongoing series that updates monthly rather than weekly. Even if the foreshadowing is pretty plainly there, unless you're binge reading from the beginning or enjoy frequently revisiting old chapters, it's really easy to forget little touches like that, so it still -feels- random.

That might be more of a me thing, but it's one of the more specific reasons I wish these kinds of series would have chapters that are more self-contained.

On the series I like, I tend to regularly go back to read older chapters to renew my understanding of the new stuff. I deeply appreciate the touches like that, which reveal themselves with a second reading.

https://dynasty-scans.com/chapters/my_unrequited_love_ch05#13 I also kinda wonder if the first few panels on this page aren't a bit of foreshadowing as well.

is 15 raw out yet

why can't this progress like 1x1/2

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joined Apr 11, 2018

-Also, deciding to put the cliffhanger there just means to me that she won't confess. At least, that's typically the way things go.

Agreed.
If she was going to confess, that would have been the cliffhanger.

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joined Oct 28, 2017

gasp I can't wait! I want the next chapter! I have to see Uta confess her feelings to Kaoru! >∆< Aaahh! The suspense is killing me!! I look forward to the next chapter. Very very much.

Tron-legacy
joined Dec 11, 2017

-Also, deciding to put the cliffhanger there just means to me that she won't confess. At least, that's typically the way things go.

Agreed.
If she was going to confess, that would have been the cliffhanger.

Quite likely this. There's two types of cliffhangers. There's the ones where they actually go off the cliff, and they rely on the OH SHIT reaction to draw you back to see the fallout from the major event, and there's the ones where the person is dangling by a pinky from the cliff, and they will almost -always- be saved.

There are rare exceptions in the latter type, tho.

If the next episode comes back, and we've skipped past the moment, and things are weird? That usually means she -did- confess, and it will come back to the moment, generally at the end of that issue, to explain how things got the way they were at the beginning of the issue.

joined Mar 6, 2016

is 15 raw out yet

why can't this progress like 1x1/2

Low key thought the same Thing

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joined Oct 13, 2015

I just caught up on three chapters. But i don't rememeber the brother being such a bastard. I actually liked his character. But in the last few, it's as though the mangaka has been changing his personality so that we would dislike him and to give reasons for divorce.
Maybe a missed earlier hints but this felt very sudden and a little bit forced.
Anyone else feel the same?

There was foreshadowing dropped at the very beginning. Comments about cheating, he's always late, he's always forgetting things, Risako is late to the reunion with Kaoru and gives the same kind of excuses as Reiichi.

But I don't think his personality is changing at all. People have this image in their mind that only dispicable assholes cheat, and it is definitely true that when someone cheats, they are -being- a dispicable asshole at least in that moment, but people are complex. A person can be a shitty husband but a good brother. They can love their wife but still have feelings they can't let go of for someone else. A lot of people feel uncomfortable with that, but it's the reality of it.

I still strongly suspect that his feelings of affection towards Kaoru are not the main reason he is with her. He likes her, he's known her forever, but I think he married her and stays with her out of some kind of guilt. Time will tell if I'm right on this, but it seems pretty likely he doesn't love her the way she loves him, or probably the way he loves Risako.

Maybe i should reread this then. It may be more obvious when you know what will take place later.
i'm just a little dissapointed because the idea that the brother may be a good person (though imperfect) makes this a difficult manga to take sides. Yes, i want a yuri ending but if the married couple are happy and good to one another, it would be wrong to break them up. Which is the percieved dilemma.
So you think the character hasn't changed but rather the problems are more obvious and blatant? That actually seems more likely.

Thank you for this. I may need a reread.

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joined Sep 20, 2017

HOLY SHIT SHE'S GONNA DO IT

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joined Jan 8, 2016

DUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUDE!!!!!!!

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joined Jun 6, 2013

is 15 raw out yet

why can't this progress like 1x1/2

Low key thought the same Thing

^^^^^^^THIS GUYS, save discussing plot until we know. Anyone know if chapter 15 is available right now to be translated? Because it f#^&$?& should be! Gah!!!

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