Also the first time i've seen a slap like that in a yuri manga when the receiving part really deserved it.
She really did. Reika actually behaves quite selfishly throughout the manga, and for that and other reasons (such as the deliberately frustrating non-ending), for me Nijipuri was ultimately painfully unfulfilling. (I also hate that she cut her incredible hair, but that's a separate issue.)
Did anyone find the naked part a bit strange and pointless? Now, I am not one to lightly dismiss any kind of nakedness, and if pointless and strange, so be it. But it was an odd interlude, that led to nothing at all. I left me a bit...'huh. What?' Perhaps I am expecting too much. Perhaps my imagined reaction to them snuggling to keep warm would lead to more than a sweat drop. Perhaps I am identifying too closely with it. Enjoyed it anyway, and I really wanted them to work out, and was happily surprised by the ending. Also, indeed NorthernDruid. A well deserved slap.
I like coming back and rereading this one once in awhile. The first time I read it I was actually fairly unsatisfied with the ending, though subsequent rereads I've changed my mind on that. I would have liked to have seen it go a bit longer though. At least a short epilogue after they've graduated would have been nice.
I'd especially like to see what Mihane ended up doing for a career after graduating. Though I'd take a guess she probably would end up working with Reika. After all, even if she didn't succeed at her own actions her ideas did save Reika's ass as Reika realizes near the end and while she's a ditz she's obviously not stupid if she managed to get into the top school in the country.
Also something short to show how things turned out for other characters (especially Katagiri succeeding at her goal and Mihane's sister being weaned off Mihane) would have been nice. Chii-chan especially didn't have a conclusion which would be kinda needed.
Also the first time i've seen a slap like that in a yuri manga when the recieving part really deserved it.
Personally I think she deserved more to be on the end of one of those body slams Aoi ended up on the receiving end of several times, lol.
The 'hunted' becomes the 'hunter'. That was a completely unexpected ending.
Makes sense if you think about it, though.. With her two choice problems. Maybe she's avoiding her real answer.. until it turns from being a choice, into a given, that they will be together.
Basically stumbled at the finish line. No resolution for Aoi's growing feelings, and Reika goes from not really thinking all that much of Mihane to "I love you, please be with me forever" in the span of basically one chapter, only to have things end in the most generic, lazy way possible with the main couple not even getting together.
Just found this for a reread. Everyone pretty much sum up the good and bad points above. For me personally, it was slightly below average from a technical standpoint but still quite enjoyable. And that's from someone who doesn't always enjoy comedy as much.
Also, maybe it's because I wasn't too focused during the reading, but I thought Mihane was on a path to becoming dorm mother after graduating. Though I can also see helping Reika with the family business, even if just to bounce ideas off of. Doing both..I can see that from the newly independent Mihane.
...so, I just binge-read this.
While the whole story and its last chapters had me squeal and d'aww a bunch of times, the ending really felt like the author had been cut off and tried to squeeze in a semi-satisfactory ending.
There certainly was a lot more potential for a further progressing story and even the MCs' romance developing, even having them in a relationship (e.g.: the little sister proclaiming to be there next year gave me the sense, the author had more ideas for that).
It was a nice read thou, and the art was also nice to look at. Was hoping, there'd be more of this artist by now, but seems that's a no...
Shallow AF character developments. It's like the manga doesn't admit that these characters are gay, and that's really annoying. Like it does eventually, but the whole time you're thinking these chicks might be straight, and that's stupid. They provide no good reason for the two main characters to be in love with each other.