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joined Apr 17, 2015

Nice series really liked it looking forward to the author's future series

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joined Aug 25, 2019

Dammit, this is a manga I always looked forward to. The last chapter was nice, but I didn't think it would end so soon.

Also, I don't know what this says about me, but I kind of wished the chapter ended before the restaurant scene.

Utenaanthy01
joined Aug 4, 2018

I guess the manga was axed?

I mean, one of the most important plot points in the story was the thing with Ookuma's parents, who were super conservative and super strict and forced all sorts of stupid rules on her -- like not allowing her to date anyone unless they explicitly give the relationship their okay! And for that the dating candidate would have to submit a résumé, have an interview with them, convince them that there were serious feelings involved, etc. etc.

There's no way the author would leave those issues unaddressed, unless the publishing company told her to end the series now.

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joined Mar 17, 2020

What do you mean completed? I was preparing for the new ship (゜ロ゜)

Im%20gonna%20fucking%20cry%20koyuki
joined Nov 5, 2017

HAHAHA NICE

joined Oct 19, 2020

I mean, one of the most important plot points in the story was the thing with Ookuma's parents

I don't agree that it was particularly important. Ookuma is already shown to be breaking out of the protective cocoon when she invites Kanda to her place and in the latest chapter when she says to herself that she doesn't care anymore that her parents are angry at her for missing curfew. I don't think it's necessary to the core of the story to expand on that plotline and what would be necessary to expand on it, meaning some kind of major conflict/drama, would not really fit the tone of the story.

And I don't really see her parents as conservative. Overprotective - sure. But she obviously has 0 issues with dating another girl, even less than a regular person. Maybe she is just an airhead, but I don't think that is something she would be taught in a conservative household of a wealthy family.

I'm not saying it's impossible it was axed, but it also feels fairly self-contained.

last edited at Oct 26, 2020 4:34PM

Tragedian%202
joined Oct 1, 2020

I guess the manga was axed?

I mean, one of the most important plot points in the story was the thing with Ookuma's parents, who were super conservative and super strict and forced all sorts of stupid rules on her -- like not allowing her to date anyone unless they explicitly give the relationship their okay! And for that the dating candidate would have to submit a résumé, have an interview with them, convince them that there were serious feelings involved, etc. etc.

There's no way the author would leave those issues unaddressed, unless the publishing company told her to end the series now.

Yeah, and Kanda's brother also seemed to suggest that this series was planning to branch out from the main couple into wider themes of romance between people who didn't conform to gender norms, which would've been pretty interesting. The fact that Mochi Au Lait's a veteran author makes it all the more mystifying as to why this was cancelled.

My_ankle_fell_off
joined Jan 8, 2020

I was enjoying this,but the spoiled girl insisting on calling the boyish girl a guy..it throws me off, I mean is Kanda person actually trans or just kinda plays along "looking like a boy" and stuff?

She's not trans, she just doesn't really care if Ookuma refers to her as a guy, is all.

It’s not that she doesn’t care, she was just worried that ookuma would not love her the same way if she were to find out that shes not an actual boy.

My_ankle_fell_off
joined Jan 8, 2020

I was enjoying this,but the spoiled girl insisting on calling the boyish girl a guy..it throws me off, I mean is Kanda person actually trans or just kinda plays along "looking like a boy" and stuff?

She's not trans, she just doesn't really care if Ookuma refers to her as a guy, is all.

It’s not that she doesn’t care, she was just worried that ookuma would not love her the same way if she were to find out that shes not an actual boy.

52722-l
joined Nov 8, 2017

I thought Naru was older than Kanda, not younger. lol

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joined Aug 19, 2020

I was enjoying this,but the spoiled girl insisting on calling the boyish girl a guy..it throws me off, I mean is Kanda person actually trans or just kinda plays along "looking like a boy" and stuff?

She's not trans, she just doesn't really care if Ookuma refers to her as a guy, is all.

It’s not that she doesn’t care, she was just worried that ookuma would not love her the same way if she were to find out that shes not an actual boy.

Yeah in the beginning, but after the whole reveal she has no problem with Ookuma referring to her as Kanda-kun, which is why I said she doesn't really care. But anyways my ass commented that because I thought the person was asking about the current chapters before the extras were released, but they were referring to the extras where Ookuma still thought Kanda was a guy.

last edited at Oct 26, 2020 4:58PM

Neneavysmall
joined May 20, 2013

Owari

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joined Aug 31, 2017

andro genes go bbrrrr in the blood of this family

joined May 3, 2020

Oh yes, this chapter is very nice, thank you dear Sir

joined Jan 11, 2018

I guess the manga was axed?

I mean, one of the most important plot points in the story was the thing with Ookuma's parents, who were super conservative and super strict and forced all sorts of stupid rules on her -- like not allowing her to date anyone unless they explicitly give the relationship their okay! And for that the dating candidate would have to submit a résumé, have an interview with them, convince them that there were serious feelings involved, etc. etc.

There's no way the author would leave those issues unaddressed, unless the publishing company told her to end the series now.

Yeah either the author forgot that plot point or it was going to be a volume three thing and the manga got axed at the end of 2.

Yokoe
joined Nov 24, 2017

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last edited at Oct 26, 2020 5:09PM

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joined Jul 29, 2017

The human race does not even deserve Chapters 11 & 12--those were gifts from the gods.

Wanting any more than we have been given is sheer greed.

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joined Aug 11, 2019

I guess the manga was axed?

I mean, one of the most important plot points in the story was the thing with Ookuma's parents, who were super conservative and super strict and forced all sorts of stupid rules on her -- like not allowing her to date anyone unless they explicitly give the relationship their okay! And for that the dating candidate would have to submit a résumé, have an interview with them, convince them that there were serious feelings involved, etc. etc.

There's no way the author would leave those issues unaddressed, unless the publishing company told her to end the series now.

I don't think this one is axed. The main story with the main couple has reached a reasonable conclusion at a kind of natural pace. Ookuma is starting to break away from her parents' protectiveness, that's a good start, but diving further into the family matters would require a diversion from the tone of the series so far, so I think it's okay to leave it out if the non-repetitive fluffs might potentially run lower than needed to buffer the drama. Using a fine point in plot like this to end the story on a high note is a good and safe option, imo.
As for the yaoi plot line with Kanda's brother, it's might potentially mirror the story of Kanda and Ookuma or whatever, but I suppose is along the old narration style "but that's the story for another day".
(May I suggest a story that kind of has similar premise at that point? I recommend "Natsuki-kun wa Kyou mo Kirei", involving crossdressing and onesided gay feeling since the crossdresser guy is straight.)

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joined Jan 9, 2017

Is... Is that ending sequel bait? Because it is really detatched from everything else

Captureefef
joined Mar 16, 2018

You know, I'm just glad to have a yuri series that ends on a good note.
Honestly, I'm surprised it lasted three chapters after their grand confession and we got to see them being a couple for a little while.
That was nice

Mask
joined Jan 6, 2015

Noooo, don't stop there! I want them to go on a double date ;_;

Vashu
joined Apr 2, 2017

Really don't dig the insinuation that the guy traumatized by women has to be gay. Or conversely that gay guys had to have been traumatized by women/girls.

last edited at Oct 26, 2020 5:21PM

Maxresdefault
joined Feb 28, 2015

This was such anice series I really liked it . Art and the stroy was really great but if mangas don't throw unnecessary drama and stupid stories they endup short. Because people really don't wabnt to see a couple's daily life if it is not the main premise. I wish for it to continue but sometimes it is good that it doesn't drag it for too long. And the meain character's best friend is so great if she was the friend of Yamada instead of Mikawacchi To Kase-san series would be more drama free and a more healthy relationship

last edited at Oct 26, 2020 5:27PM

Honoka-x-maki
joined Aug 23, 2018

Really don't dig the insinuation that the guy traumatized by women has to be gay. Or conversely that gay guys had to have been traumatized by women/girls.

I don't think it's an insinuation or a definitive "this is how it is and there's no alternative" kind of statement, but more a one-off random set of circumstances. For example, if a person drank too-hot coffee and no longer likes coffee, it doesn't mean everyone who dislikes coffee dislikes it because they also drank too-hot coffee; some of them probably don't like the smell, some don't like the taste, some don't like the aftertaste, etc etc. The dude having trouble with women because he's traumatized by his sisters is just another one of these random cause -> effects.

Lojsdbe
joined Sep 16, 2019

Yeah, and Kanda's brother also seemed to suggest that this series was planning to branch out from the main couple into wider themes of romance between people who didn't conform to gender norms, which would've been pretty interesting. The fact that Mochi Au Lait's a veteran author makes it all the more mystifying as to why this was cancelled.

Maybe Mochi and Majoccid have a yaoi series planned for the future, and that ending bit was meant to be a tease for that? Or maybe that sequence is simply meant to be the classic “here we go again” type of ending, only this time with guys. Regardless, highly doubt that this series got axed. That whole sequence at the bar and vending machine is the exact type of thing that would have been cut if from the final chapter the publisher actually opted to cancel the series. The fact it’s there indicates to me that Mochi was planning to bring the series to an end and then set up for her next big work.

Of course, there’s also the bit about Ookuma’s parents that was never fully addressed, but then again, I actually am on the side of some of the people who say that that point didn’t actually need to be directly addressed. We can already see Ookuma slowly slipping away from the sheltered nature her parents cultivated. I’m fine with letting the story address the point in that way, rather than having it rehash the same old parental drama sequence that you see time after time in works like this.

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