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Eivhbyw
joined Aug 26, 2018

If there is more... then Canno is being surprisingly delicate about this detail in a story full of sledgehammers. lol

This is an interesting way of putting it, since I've always thought that good manga (or good popular narrative generally) always tends to alternate subtlety with trope-y sledgehammers, or perhaps the subtle deployment of sledgehammers.

I understand that particular tropes are notoriously pet peeves for individual readers at best or traumatic personal-experience-memory triggers at worst, but I personally tend to find tropes mostly pleasurable when deployed in an interesting story, and their relative realism mostly irrelevant (although I've heard more than a couple real-life "practice-kissing" stories, not as the gateway to a lesbian relationship but as a slightly more grown-up version of "playing doctor"-type experimentation).

Cultural festival? Class trip? Interrupted attempt at confession? Bring 'em on!

I tend to agree, except this story in particular had no such nuance until now, so that's why I didn't even consider it until Lyendith brought it up.

The thing with realism or fantasy is... you ought to pick one. Or find an incredibly hard to achieve balance. As I mentioned in my comment about the "Kissing practice", Canno is going for the fantastical storytelling that strains the suspension of disbelief, which in general I think is fine, that's how AnoKiss mostly panned out and I loved it. Her perception of polyamory, romance and cliches are all very fantasy like and lack in realism.
In her narrative world I can fully believe that there is a school filled with nothing but lesbians and even that every girl loves everyone or whatever, but when she then attempts to ground it or defy her own narrative by treating kissing as less of a meaningful thing after establishing it is or attempts awkwardly to add a dose of realism to polyamory while still stuck in the fantasy version of it... well it just doesn't jive.

I think we both agree that writing carries everything, even tropes, so it is important that the author knows what they are doing. I don't feel like Canno does as of right now, at least for this story.

Nyohohoho
joined Apr 20, 2013

Does anyone think that the classmate of Akira is also in love with her? Like... "hey...I'm curious about that tree, let's check it out TOGETHER O_O" I mean, maybe not but I can't help but think she could play a bigger part later.

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Capture%20sakukallen
joined Apr 17, 2015

It's not impossible, though that would make the situation even more convoluted. >.>

_20180228_203946
joined Jan 24, 2018

...........This is a just a waiting game for 3P Yuri isn't it?
waits patiently some more

DivineAlexandra
Ihstarresi
joined Jun 22, 2018

I like that the first tree chapters each were from a different character's perspective, I wonder where the next chapter will take it.

It's a nice read and all, but I do agree with the point of the story already having a pretty high bar to suspension of disbelief; with the three main girls I can buy it I suppose but Rin's two best friends on the other hand... that seemed pretty out of place. Not only have all the friends constantly talked about boys like the most natural thing in the world, but... how was there even anything indicative of Chiyono being into Rin? It seemed completely random. Shiho at least is somewhat justified in jealousy, although it doesn't have to be romantic at all. Being separated from your two best friends just sucks regardless.

Also... "you should just try dating him" does not seem like the healthiest of attitudes to have, but that's just a minor pet peeve

Does anyone think that the classmate of Akira is also in love with her? Like... "hey...I'm curious about that tree, let's check it out TOGETHER O_O" I mean, maybe not but I can't help but think she could play a bigger part later.

I honestly hope not, the series doesn't need more lesbians-for-the-sake-of-plot at this point

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joined Jan 22, 2015

More useless lesbians. Goddamit.

TifalovesAerith
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joined May 7, 2017

I love this story so much, top ongoing yuri without a second close.
Really wanna see how Canno-sensei is going to mingle Akira-chan and Mayuki-san.

Senjougahara_sama
Rowow
joined Jun 12, 2017

Every time I read this I'm like "b-but I was told it would be easy"

Man I love Canno's work.

Karma
joined Oct 21, 2017

I know this is sudden & there's only 4 chapter's out right now but, does anyone have a rough idea on how many chapter's & volumes the series will have?

The reason why am asking is cuz I don't see it having as many volumes as Canno's last work did, A Kiss And A White Lily I mean that has 10 volumes to it. I see this having half that at least.

But that's just my opinion though.

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4esenuaj_400x400
joined Sep 16, 2014

That's a sexy final shot.

02f9f83f4ac59dc974de6235d43f7023
joined Aug 19, 2019

That's a sexy final shot.

You can say that again

Capture%20sakukallen
joined Apr 17, 2015

I'm not sure "sexy" is what it's supposed to be. >.>

@Shawn − No info on how long the series will be at the moment. 5 volumes seems like a fair bet, but who knows.

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joined Feb 24, 2019

Is it just me or is there less comedy every chapter? Regardless, I'm still enjoying the journey, but it's getting kinda hard to believe that Akira is as dense as she acts. If we didn't actually see her thoughts ourselves I would wonder if she was just playing dumb.

Karma
joined Oct 21, 2017

I'm not sure "sexy" is what it's supposed to be. >.>

@Shawn − No info on how long the series will be at the moment. 5 volumes seems like a fair bet, but who knows.

Fair enough.

Capture%20sakukallen
joined Apr 17, 2015

^^ I can buy that Akira hasn't put 2 and 2 together yet − it's not like Mayuki is the only girl in Japan who has a private teacher, and Rin pretended she was talking about a different girl this time around; what's more uncanny is that Rin has managed to speak about her pupil several times without ever saying her name.

Speaking of which, notice how the dress Mayuki wears on her "date" is the one Rin wears in Akira's fantasy. I guess only Rin could activate that dress' active skill effectively. :þ

joined Jun 12, 2019

Well..

Richardevans
joined Jun 1, 2016

Fuck, this is so great. Hopefully, it doesn't get too long and meandering, and we keep getting regular updates!

New%20dynasty%20reader%20profile
joined Oct 22, 2018

It almost feels like the title of this chapter was sarcastic.

White%20rose%20index
joined Aug 16, 2018

That's a sexy final shot.

You can say that again

Hehehe, the last sidenote reads: "How will Rin react to her pupil's tears...?"

It should read: "How will Rin react to DAT ASS???"

joined Sep 6, 2018

That's a sexy final shot.

You can say that again

Hehehe, the last sidenote reads: "How will Rin react to her pupil's tears...?"

It should read: "How will Rin react to DAT ASS???"

With her luck, kohai strikes out even while wearing her lucky underwear (it’s gotta be Victoria Secret—can’t you see it?! Look again for the label!)

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Noca Scans
joined Nov 20, 2017

That's a sexy final shot.

You can say that again

Hehehe, the last sidenote reads: "How will Rin react to her pupil's tears...?"

It should read: "How will Rin react to DAT ASS???"

Ah, a missed opportunity for the credit page...

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joined Mar 24, 2015

I want to like this because the art is gorgeous and it seems like it will actually tackle polyamory but there is just something really not sitting well with me. I think it's the tutor. She doesn't seem like a real person.

KangaNoodles
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joined Jan 24, 2018

I always look forward to more of this! But it's painful how it really picks up the pace near the end then the wait for the next chapter.... Aaangsts true form right there

Ao3
joined Apr 23, 2019

I want rin and mayuki end game... idk theyve already kissed and they are both comfortable w eachother, the basketball senpai seems a little clueless to her kouhai and rins feelings.. :/

TifalovesAerith
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joined May 7, 2017

Easily the top ongoing yuri right now, someone finally took up BIY's torch, took long enough though

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