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maidenlessclaire
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joined Feb 16, 2023

That was so touching oh my god

Cornonthekopp
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joined Jul 6, 2020

It's easy to view these characters in a negative or critical light, but I really appreciate that this manga tackles the "ugly" feelings and emotions associated with teenagers figuring themselves out and exploring queer identities too.

joined Aug 20, 2022

Cerberus and butches-and-chicken, thanks so much for your genuine responses to my post earlier. I came from a place of ignorance, because the strained/estranged relationships in my life are much different circumstances. It was very nice to get others' perspectives, and I understand better now <3

This newest chapter was very sweet. Whatever happens, I want them to still be best friends.

Takasaki Reika
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joined Mar 30, 2021

That was so wholesome

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joined Jul 19, 2018

Huh, it's back. Neat. I thought this was going to be another instance where all the whiners got this translation axed by pissing off the scanlator.

last edited at Jul 12, 2023 3:02PM

joined Oct 22, 2020

When Satsuki started to cry I thought "man I wish they'd hug, he really needs it" and my wish came true two pages later, so I guess I should have wished for the lottery numbers

joined Sep 1, 2021

damn my dude was mistreated for a long time he needed this.

i thought i had a crush on a classmate and after being attracted to someone else totally different, meaning a different feeling than what i feel about her, and getting more close to her i understood that i really love her but as a friend, im happy i didnt confess or anything although i do say i love you a lot now lol. i do desire a bromance since.
i think teenagers have it harder than adults because one thing is about creating a persona from scratch in a confused statement (finding yourself) on top of it while being dependent and the other is about just maintaining it.

last edited at Jul 12, 2023 11:41PM

butches-and-chicken
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joined Jun 12, 2023

Cerberus and butches-and-chicken, thanks so much for your genuine responses to my post earlier. I came from a place of ignorance, because the strained/estranged relationships in my life are much different circumstances. It was very nice to get others' perspectives, and I understand better now <3

This newest chapter was very sweet. Whatever happens, I want them to still be best friends.

You're very welcome, beardog! :)

Cerberus_pikomarie-supersmall
joined Feb 27, 2019

this...this isn't over right...?

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joined Jun 21, 2021

this...this isn't over right...?

next chapter is the finale

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joined Mar 27, 2020

i hope she approach to be a tomboy, a lesbian tomboy is fine

joined Jan 4, 2021

i hope she approach to be a tomboy, a lesbian tomboy is fine

who are you talking about

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joined Mar 18, 2023

i hope she approach to be a tomboy, a lesbian tomboy is fine

You will see in the next chapter, that your idea, is half right. I am very happy about the finale. (ok, I read 5 chapters ahead in raw...). They are actually perfect for each other. It is just a matter of figuring out the emotional boundaries.

how to be bosom friends while stay away for a bit when it comes to feelings of romantic love

last edited at Sep 9, 2023 2:14AM

joined Sep 1, 2021

i think we shouldn't be so hung up on labels, people change, people misunderstand, people realize, i mean who knows who the real fuck are you actually, we're such complex creatures, dont let yourself be put in boxes and keep exploring

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joined Jun 16, 2023

i hope she approach to be a tomboy, a lesbian tomboy is fine

If you mean the trans boy, I certainly hope he doesn't become a "tomboy"

Capture
joined Aug 12, 2021

Rika jumping up on that ledge and proclaiming "from here on out I'm only gonna get cooler and cooler" is such a "hell yeah bro" moment. Real trans joy. Now is this just the last chapter of the volume? because the previous volume's ending was written the same. But also this does just seem like wrapping up the plot so, I hope there's more I'd love to see more. And if there's not then this was fun. Hope the author gives us another great work in the future.

joined Mar 26, 2021

Now is this just the last chapter of the volume? because the previous volume's ending was written the same.

Last chapter of the series. There might be volume 2 extras, I guess?

Personally, I would've liked to see more of Rika and his mom talking things through, and her learning more about her son's identity and how to accept it... Like, we know it happened from chapter 12's timeskip, but right now it feels like time is what was needed for that change to happen. instead of actual effort by the people involved.

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joined Jun 21, 2021

Aaaa look at him go, Rika lookin' so good~ Hell yea bro

Personally, I would've liked to see more of Rika and his mom talking things through, and her learning more about her son's identity and how to accept it... Like, we know it happened from chapter 12's timeskip, but right now it feels like time is what was needed for that change to happen. instead of actual effort by the people involved.

Yea, maybe smth like her accompanying him to that gender clinic appointment for the treatment, that'd be neat

maidenlessclaire
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joined Feb 16, 2023

Oh my god I loved that ending it was so nice!

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joined Mar 18, 2023

Happy Ending, yay!

Duke
joined Jul 29, 2017

I like this series, and I also liked that there wasn't a clean and simple "solution" to the crush. That's how love works sometime.
Also yay, stuff is working out for Rika, that's a happy ending.

last edited at Oct 3, 2023 10:52PM

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joined Nov 13, 2022

To be honest, I wanted the romance to work out. But I know Rika’s probably not into dudes, so that’s a bit bittersweet. I guess if you really want, you can imagine that he’s bi and something will work out. But in any case, that was handled very delicately. A nice poetic ending.

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joined Jun 3, 2014

Rika got that T-boy swag in him

Yuu
joined Mar 28, 2015

Well, the romance couldn't work. Neither Satsuki or Rika were gay.

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joined Jul 19, 2018

It's rare to see well-written manga in this genre. This was a short but sweet little story. Does anyone have any suggestions for decent manga somewhat in this vein?

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