Omegaverse really bleeding heavily into yuri huh. It's popular in fanfiction in the west and I've seen a lot in Chinese yuri (both original and fan works) and there's some in Korean stuff.
Tbh I used to hate it a lot since it's a popular setting for porn and putting penises and pregnancy in yuri without having any transwomen involved. Also just putting rigid gender roles via the alpha = hypermasculine role and omega = hyperfeminine role into gay relationships. Those are the really bad things about the setting if done in a way that uses the setting at face value.
I think omegaverse can be good depending on how it's used and if the shit societal rules that are usually introduced are addressed in some way. Like at least pointing out the issues with heat cycles and loss of control that leads to assault and shit like that. It'll be better if the characters are actively fighting against the prescribed roles they have as an omega or alpha. Or even better is if the pairing ends up AA or OO cause that's double gay since that's actively fighting against their instincts to find an "opposite gender."
I can't say this work by Takemiya Jin is breaking out if the box or anything, but the "defective alpha" thing going on is a unique spin on the traditional AO pairings. It's also not straight up porn and assault is looked down upon based on the introduction so it's already looking better than most omegaverse stories. I find that SFW omegaverse stuff tends to be much less "problematic" than ones that are just used as a porn setting, which makes sense.
I hope Takemiya expands more on what defective alphas are and how that works cause that's an interesting concept in itself. Is she just a beta with alpha pheromones or is she an alpha who wasn't able to fully develop her other characteristics or what? How are they treated by society since most settings would ostracize her for being a "failed" alpha or would it be celebrated since it seems alphas are viewed more negatively here? Anyways I'm interested to see how Takemiya spins this cause I've yet to see any characters like this in an omegaverse setting.
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