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joined Apr 22, 2019

Another fun little spin on the whole "badass girl trying to save her girl no matter what". Never gets old.

joined Oct 20, 2017

Welp. That was a very Dowman Sayman manga.

joined May 8, 2017

so was Kureha a fragment of Ouka or was she actually Ouka in disguise?

joined Mar 14, 2016

I wondered why this didn't show up on my feed, but maybe it was for the best.

It was... something, I guess.

Were we supposed to learn something in all that? I'm assuming the message was to just be entertained, and I guess I was, yet the ending was simultaneously everything I expected and also not.

Also reminded me of some weird mix the endings of Spec Ops The Line, SSS Gridman, American McGee's Alice, and Bunny Girl Senpai. All of those. At the same time.


joined Aug 14, 2019

This was really interesting. I'm always partial toward happy endings, but I try not to let my personal wishes for the outcome affect my opinion on the actual outcome. So, I will say it was pretty good. Had my eager to see what happens next from start to finish. Still wish it was a happy ending though.

joined Jun 29, 2020

I remember reading the first chapter of this a while back. It was really intriguing, so I'm glad it turned out to be a full series. Was it originally a one-shot, or was the rest of the series just ignored by translators for a long time?

I had guessed who the real Ouka was around halfway through. Regardless, it was a good twist. The series was excellently plotted and Sayman took the concept about as far as it could go without dragging it out. I actually feel like this was the most complete and coherent series I've read from them. It makes me all the more frustrated that so little of their work is published in English.

Getting personal, I also tend to use maladaptive daydreaming to cope with suicidal ideation (well, also out of sheer boredom). And, like Ouka's dreamscape, those fantasies aren't always filled with pretty, happy scenarios. The series takes a character who's willing to go to absolutely any length to be with the one she loves, and shows how that ideal can become extremely twisted and violent. Though the ending comes across as cynical at first, I think the overall point is how dangerous and pointless it is to retreat further and further into fantasies.

On a side note, it's a shot in the dark, but I'm guessing the CD/TG person is a representation of how Ouka views her actual body. She might be trans, or she might just feel insecure in her femininity.

Edit: Not sure how it didn't occur to me right away, but the final twist is basically the same as that of the movie I'm Thinking of Ending Things.

last edited at Sep 25, 2020 7:09AM

joined Oct 11, 2020

This was a recommendation from a friend and I’m so glad I read it. This was an intriguing story and honestly reminds me a lot of Madoka!

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