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Sarah of the Night
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joined May 12, 2020

im sorry.

but i feel nothing.

mayuki had some nice faces this chapter tho.

joined May 12, 2019

I still hate Akira, in this chapter she was most time thinking that she is better than Mayuki, stupid girl.
I want Rin to be with Mayuki so bad, and I want Akita far away from them...

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joined Oct 10, 2014

Seems like a good thing I missed chapter 5 and 6 when they first came or I too would be irritated with Akira. As is I can totally understand she would get selfish, irritated and irrational when the girl she's head over heels for not only loves another girl, but that girl is basically Akira's little sister, who Rin is supposed to be tutoring and have kissed only once. Like anyone wouldn't go WTF at that.

With this latest chapter I think she'll be over thinking mean and condescending stuff about Mayuki. Rather she'll probably be very confused and the three of them will have a difficult time sorting this triangle out because, let's face it, they are all young teenagers.

And can I just say the kisses in this series are amazing!

Lewd
joined Jun 23, 2015

I don't see the hate for this series. I don't know about yagakimi status, but it is very good. It's one of my favorites that's currently ongoing. I went off on the writing in my last comment because Canno's a master of symbolism, but I like the story a lot, too. It's a very stress-free story and I just love all the character interactions. The art is gorgeous, the facial expressions are hella fun, and I love how diverse the girls are.

Rin's a darling and is the linchpin for the polycule. Mayuki is that traditional school-girl shoujo protag but is surprisingly assertive in a really satisfying way, like she's naturally finding her confidence. Akira is the standard senpai archetype in a love triangle, but since the triangle's gonna end in a polycule, she's gonna go on an interesting developmental journey.

Ch6 is easily my favorite 'cause it's the turning point for the narrative. Mayuki still needs to fall for Rin and Rin needs to fall for Akira, but before this chapter, Akira was kinda on the outside. This chapter has pulled her into the triangle officially where before she wasn't even considering Mayuki while focusing on Rin. Now, she knows Rin likes Mayuki and that Mayuki likes her. This is just a delicious pretzel and I can't wait to see it get baked.

Overall, I think it's a really fun story and shows great potential for character growth, which is something I love seeing in stories. And I've been reading since ch1 so I've watched the development slowly and I still love Akira. Ya'll are just mean.

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joined Oct 22, 2018

@Megumiaki

While I do like this series, I just don't see it as good enough to even compare with YagaKimi. It is good, but I wouldn't put it as the best ongoing yuri manga either.
But again, YMMV

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Murcielago_reiko
joined Dec 9, 2019

Man, I've been kinda ambivalent about this series, but after that kiss, I'm all the way in. That's all it took. I'm so easy.

Understandable, this series has some of the hottest kissing scenes I've ever seen, and somehow while looking classy rather than raunchy.

True.

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joined Feb 9, 2015

Mayuki tops Akira

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joined May 1, 2019

@Megumiaki

While I do like this series, I just don't see it as good enough to even compare with YagaKimi. It is good, but I wouldn't put it as the best ongoing yuri manga either.
But again, YMMV

Understandable, I definitely wrote that while I was still on the high of having just read Chapter 7, haha. I'm honestly not sure if it's at YagaKimi level, but I was noticing lots of structural similarities between the two (thoughtful plot, unique and compelling subject matter, complex and engaging character interactions) that led me to draw that comparison. I'd still love to see this as an anime, though.

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joined Apr 17, 2015

I have to wonder what happened for Canno’s characters to get this… horny. AnoKiss’s girls (especially early AnoKiss) were ridiculously chaste by comparison. It might be Kawauchi’s infulence.

Kaseyamada
joined Jun 28, 2019

I have to wonder what happened for Canno’s characters to get this… horny. AnoKiss’s girls (especially early AnoKiss) were ridiculously chaste by comparison.

I know, right?
Tbh, I have ambivalent feelings towards most of Canno's work.
I never liked AnoKiss (dropped it midway, in fact).
I never liked UNOs 2 either.
I totally hated Cider and Crybaby.
I did like Mushoku to JK, tho... pity some chapters were never translated.
The balance is mostly negative... obviously, I didn't have high hopes for this series... and yet it turned out to be a masterpiece!!!!!!
Looks like you can't really predict a yuri manga by the previous work of the author. I gotta give it to Canno, totally took me by surprise with this one.

Nyohohoho
joined Apr 20, 2013

According to the extras, the plot will keep getting bigger and better with the pass of time

joined Aug 21, 2020

Canno did seem to forget that Akira was supposed to be the designated oppai of the three. It would make me laugh if even Mayuki ends up like that somehow.

joined Jul 26, 2016

A sudden growth spurt? °3°

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joined Mar 10, 2018

Seems like a good thing I missed chapter 5 and 6 when they first came or I too would be irritated with Akira. As is I can totally understand she would get selfish, irritated and irrational when the girl she's head over heels for not only loves another girl, but that girl is basically Akira's little sister, who Rin is supposed to be tutoring and have kissed only once. Like anyone wouldn't go WTF at that.

With this latest chapter I think she'll be over thinking mean and condescending stuff about Mayuki. Rather she'll probably be very confused and the three of them will have a difficult time sorting this triangle out because, let's face it, they are all young teenagers.

And can I just say the kisses in this series are amazing!

Just wanted to say same. Reading these three chapters in a row like this, my feelings on Akira went on a roller coaster ride.

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joined Jan 9, 2017

So... They got filled with love?

Runrin-icon-wrd-2
joined Feb 9, 2019

Mayuki tops Akira

yeah. i was way into that.

akira had a shitty attitude towards mayuki, and i feel like in this chapter she realized that she's way behind her when it comes to love. so mayuki topping her was a really good way to cap that learning experience off. :P

not only is the girl you like into her, but now she's also making you melt...

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joined Jan 23, 2020

Okay. Damn~ :3 this is the one yuri manga that really makes me go (⁄ ⁄•⁄ω⁄•⁄ ⁄)⁄
Can't wait for the next part of the journey!

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joined Jan 23, 2020

Akira knows everything now...

joined Feb 18, 2015

Ahhhhh, hell. I don't like Akira that much. She is so selfish. I want Rin ans Mayuki to be together in the end. Tsk.

Well... you know... in a poly ending they would be together... and that's what the story is clearly heading for from the beginning.

joined Sep 6, 2018

(Ch. 7) I don’t understand people holding YagaKimi so highly, clearly I’ve gotta check it out again. It felt really abstracted from the emotions it addressed, like it was explaining them or talking about them as ideas. I feel like Canno really understand the characters in this story but more importantly has a really strong grasp on how emotions work and how to portray them, and the setup is a lot more human and less... “this is a plot point”-y. Anyway, yeah, gotta read YagaKimi again start to finish to remind myself what folks are talking about.

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joined Oct 18, 2017

My prediction:

1) Akira goes to Mayuki and tells her that she has found about the kissing lessons with Rin. She says that she will be the one giving Mayuki kissing lessons from now on.

2) Mayuki totally freaks out -- because Akira is the one she loves, and she wanted to become a good kisser for Akira's sake! But since she can't bring herself to admit that, she accepts Akira's suggestion.

3) Akira has actually never kissed anyone in her life, and doesn't know the first thing about how to teach kissing. Thus, when the lesson starts, Mayuki (who has become pretty good thanks to Rin) ends up being the one giving a very thorough kissing lesson to a dumbstruck Akira.

4) The karmic retribution delivery boy says: "Miss Akira? One large order of humble pie for you!"

I believe this is how it's going to go.

Well, shit... i think you hit the bullseye there. though the full karmic humble pie looks like it'll come in Ch 8.

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joined Oct 18, 2017

Mayuki tops Akira

yeah. i was way into that.

akira had a shitty attitude towards mayuki, and i feel like in this chapter she realized that she's way behind her when it comes to love. so mayuki topping her was a really good way to cap that learning experience off. :P

not only is the girl you like into her, but now she's also making you melt...

Yes, this. i was way into that as well. Mayuki topping Akira (and delivering a gut punch to her ego) was a nice slice of karmic humble pie. i figure we'll get the rest of the pie in the next chapter.

i know i shouldnt double post but multi-quoting is really finicky orz

joined Sep 6, 2018

(Ch. 7) But anyway, speaking to this chapter—I really like Akira actually, she has a lot of dark emotions and demons running about that she never seems to have faced. I bet we get to see more into those, and watch her work through them, as they’ve started to do here.

This chapter is one of the most satisfying “bridging the gap” moments I’ve read in manga so far—I absolutely love how Akira is able to put her ego and bad frameworks aside when she hears what Mayuki did. She could have just gotten jealous and angry hearing that Rin cried with Mayuki, but she stopped, reflected, and realized what was going on, and where her failings were—I love the image of her being emotionally and personally way behind Mayuki. I think she’s now dealing with a lot of cognitive dissonance, because on the one hand she’s awed by Mayuki, but on the other she seems to have leaned heavily on the idea of her academic and sports prowess setting her above others as a coping mechanism, and it seems her past kindness toward and relationship with Mayuki is deeply tangled in that morass, hence the nasty things she’s thinking as her beliefs are challenged. She’s starting to realize that being good at sports and academic just makes her good at sports and academics, and doesn’t make her a better person—she was confused that she couldn’t get Rin because of how strongly her frameworks turn around prowess, with Rin seemingly being the only time she’s wanted someone more than they’ve wanted her. At the same time, she’s been really isolated, and I totally get the pain of feeling like you can’t hold on to the people you really do want close to you, that despite all the things you’ve done to try and make yourself likable and desirable you can’t find the stability and assurance you believe is promised to you when someone doesn’t choose you—it exposes the fact that the frameworks you’re using don’t reflect reality. And Mayuki is poised to smash into these frameworks by her foundational place in them, her kindness, and of course her “adult kissing” abilities. Whew, I can’t wait.

Also, I think people are giving Rin a bit too much credit here. I think her relationship with Mayuki is similarly maladaptive, but people are giving her a free pass because it’s not showing up in ugly thoughts about someone else. She’s really been putting Mayuki on a pedestal as a solution to all her problems, and she’s really not being open or honest with her about her feelings. As touching as some of their scenes together are, Rin really isn’t treating Mayuki as an equal either—it’s just not showing up ugly through jealousy and a superiority complex.

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joined Sep 6, 2018

(Ch. 7) and yeah, as people are saying, all of Mayuki’s passion, dedicated work, and sheer drive coming out such that she devours Akira and totally ruins her, despite being the “earnest, naïve kouhai” is, uh, really really hot.

joined Aug 29, 2016

(Ch. 7) But anyway, speaking to this chapter—I really like Akira actually, she has a lot of dark emotions and demons running about that she never seems to have faced. I bet we get to see more into those, and watch her work through them, as they’ve started to do here.

This chapter is one of the most satisfying “bridging the gap” moments I’ve read in manga so far—I absolutely love how Akira is able to put her ego and bad frameworks aside when she hears what Mayuki did. She could have just gotten jealous and angry hearing that Rin cried with Mayuki, but she stopped, reflected, and realized what was going on, and where her failings were—I love the image of her being emotionally and personally way behind Mayuki. I think she’s now dealing with a lot of cognitive dissonance, because on the one hand she’s awed by Mayuki, but on the other she seems to have leaned heavily on the idea of her academic and sports prowess setting her above others as a coping mechanism, and it seems her past kindness toward and relationship with Mayuki is deeply tangled in that morass, hence the nasty things she’s thinking as her beliefs are challenged. She’s starting to realize that being good at sports and academic just makes her good at sports and academics, and doesn’t make her a better person—she was confused that she couldn’t get Rin because of how strongly her frameworks turn around prowess, with Rin seemingly being the only time she’s wanted someone more than they’ve wanted her. At the same time, she’s been really isolated, and I totally get the pain of feeling like you can’t hold on to the people you really do want close to you, that despite all the things you’ve done to try and make yourself likable and desirable you can’t find the stability and assurance you believe is promised to you when someone doesn’t choose you—it exposes the fact that the frameworks you’re using don’t reflect reality. And Mayuki is poised to smash into these frameworks by her foundational place in them, her kindness, and of course her “adult kissing” abilities. Whew, I can’t wait.

Also, I think people are giving Rin a bit too much credit here. I think her relationship with Mayuki is similarly maladaptive, but people are giving her a free pass because it’s not showing up in ugly thoughts about someone else. She’s really been putting Mayuki on a pedestal as a solution to all her problems, and she’s really not being open or honest with her about her feelings. As touching as some of their scenes together are, Rin really isn’t treating Mayuki as an equal either—it’s just not showing up ugly through jealousy and a superiority complex.

Hmmmm. You make a good point here. I know codependency because I’ve been through it. I was like Rin before. The reason why Rin isn’t being ugly is because she never had hatred for the two friends, but the friends disliked each other. And so Rin hasn’t dealt with possession and jealousy simply because she hasn’t been put on the spot. Because this is the first time someone isn’t looking at her, I think she’s definitely a little star struck like at less than I can make her happy.

Rin I think definitely knows she’s poly, she probably thinks Mayuki is too because the context is different. Akira is only looking at one girl, just like Rin’s old friends. So because Akira didn’t know how much that they tore her down, Akira really was so close to hurting Rin without knowing how. Glad she reflected and thought about someone else’s feelings. Rin is thinking too much of others’ feelings, making their happiness hers

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