Man they really have to make a cute girl doing cute things manga for every hobby, huh. This seemed a cut above some of the others though. The way the mangaka draws spittle and tears like blood is....interesting
So, did a little etymology digging, and Shirayuri can easily be translated as "Gay Thoughts".
Oh, and there's a vtuber named Shirayuri Lily.
Truth be told, her name is probably Shiroyuri, aka White Lily.
Looks interesting so far, though some of the translation choices are a bit odd. I know they've got to take some liberties when translating Japanese to English but hearing them say things like vidya feels a bit odd. Though the translator seems to be affiliated with /v/, so I probably shouldn't be too surprised that the translation is a bit memey.
A shared universe then!!
Well now that I finished the chapter, to be honest I didn't realize that it was Ejima Eri until like 20 pages, then it hit me.. It's the way she draws the eyes even if they're smaller now, and yup it has those crazy or even bizarre reactions from her work too, she's not scared to make their cute characters look ugly too hahhaha... And that was the most scarier kabedon I've seen xD
The first comments worried me a bit but now I'm relieved, I think I'll enjoy this very much! also .... 70 pages DAMN
This reminds me of another manga about a pianist who couldn't play anymore and decided to play fighting games instead, they had crazy talks about gamers being faster than the speed of light xD
The fatalities combined with the ridiculous combo hits reminded me of Killer Instinct. I love how over the top it got. Next chapter prediction: the girls avoid expulsion when they discover that the headmistress is a secret gamer herself!
In a lot of ways, this was amazing. Honestly one of the most depressing - though to be clear, comparatively unimportant - side-effects from COVID-19 is the complete shutdown of the 2020 fighting game tournament circuit, which was showing huge potential to be a memorable one early in the year.
Thanks /v/ (wow that sounds weird to say). Though maybe a bit less board jargon in the translation next time.
Yuri, Fighting Games, and Ejima Eri. Now thats-a-spicy-a-trifecta. The game mechanic "explanations" seem a bit wonky. Puts on glasses, and voice gets nasally I've never seen a game let someone use a parry to cancel an attack, during a combo/hit confirm. Especially, if it's based off of Street Fighter 3, although it reminded me of FADCs from SF4. However, the emotions and reactions to playing fighting games is so fucking perfect. The pop-off, the over the top shit talking, really wanting to have a match with another person who plays, and even the heartbreaking feeling when a game starts to feel more like a chore. Definitely, a niche demographic, but I'm glad this exists for me to enjoy.