Out of all my years reading Yuri I don't think I've seen the former idol plot beat "that" many times. At least not in Yuri specifically, so personally I'm fine with it. Also I think with how being an Idol is a big dream in Japan, and there's a often major problems with being an Idol, that a former Idol narrative makes sense for a Japanese series to have. Kind of reminds of the "American Dream" not working out type of narrative in American media. Both types of narratives are still relevant in current day.
There've been a few on Dynasty recently, so I can see how it would feel like a bit of an oversaturation currently. Plus a lot of them are the same kind of "I'm an idol or just recently stopped and also I just happen to be your/your friend's favorite and oh what a coincidence that we meet and now I'm inexplicably drawn to you." Big wish fulfillment vibes rather than just treating idol as a job one of them happens to have.
It's less dealing with the nuances of modern culture and more "my mom just sold me to One Direction"
Well I've been reading all Yuri coming out on Dynasty for awhile now, and somehow I'm not recalling many series with the narrative. So it at least doesn't feel oversaturated to me. However maybe I'm wrong and somehow the narrative is in every other recent Yuri series...I just missed it or completely forgot? Seems strange to me as my memory is pretty good haha
Also this series doesn't read like Wish Fulfillment to me. Life is full of funny little coincidences, and I don't think it's unrealistic. So too each their own, I'm going to keep reading and enjoying this series.
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