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joined Jun 27, 2014

When you're eating ice cream with your "best friend"

And then she starts talking to an old acquaintance you never head about before.

I completely missed this, thanks for pointing it out.

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joined Nov 14, 2016

My heart wasn't ready for that "I'm home" kiss. Kasumi can be so sweet when she wants.

themusicman500
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joined Jan 18, 2016

What are Y'all talking about? They just explained their relationship and in 53. Like seriously Sakurako spelled out the exact nature of their relationship and the reason the don't label it before having a lie-down on Kasumi. And already resolved to be together forever. It's a frequent event, actually. All bases are covered at this point. All of them. They're in love, They're going to be together forever, they're accepted by each other's family as in-laws, they cuddle often, they kiss often enough tfor it to be casual.They flirt all the time,hold hands, sleep
in the same bed in lingerie. What more do you need?

^I absolutely agree with everything you said here, but to answer that last question:

I do think the label holds some significance. It'd make me happy to see "partner who's something like my girlfriend" becomes just plain "girlfriend" (along with the other stuff still intact) before the manga's end. This is not to downplay the love for each other they've demonstrated all throughout the series, but just as kissing is a symbol of romance, so is stating or at least thinking concretely that the person you love is your girlfriend, at least to me.

joined Nov 14, 2013

Chapter 53 pretty much explicitly stated that they're more of a married couple than a literal old married couple.

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joined Oct 10, 2014

That moment when Kasumi is looking at Sakurako after greeting her with a kiss. You can just see the love and adoration in her eyes looking at her and it's just nnngh <3

White%20rose%20index
joined Aug 16, 2018

This manga is a masterpiece. There isn't any other way of putting it.

I remember, when I read volume 1, a long time ago, I thought "tee hee, this is some cute fluff" and then pretty much forgot all about it. Because, you see, there were SO MANY other series cut on the same pattern (cute girls doing cute things, with vaguely romantic moments, in a 4koma format) and this one didn't feel strikingly outstanding next to the rest. So I forgot everything about it, even the name. Then, half a year ago, I was browsing through the Dynasty archive and found that there were four volumes out of something called 'A Room For Two' - and started reading.

Then I was like "Oh, I know this! I recall now! I read the first volume a while ago!"

Then I was like "Wow, time goes by in a realistic way, they are in their third year and graduating soon! Does this mean the end of the series? Oh, look, it's not ending, it's going on!"

Then I was like "Hey, what's with these girls? Are they really planning to live together and sleep together for the rest of their lives? Isn't that, like, a lesbian marriage or something?"

Then I was like "OMG they are doing it!! They are really doing it!!!"

Then I was like "Their families approve of their marriage! They talked about having children using IPS cells! They have been a couple for four-five years already, and they love each other more with every passing day! Their every interaction fills me with joy and elation, and it's too much, and I can't even, and asflgbsmflghbflasglb"

Seriously, I don't think any other manga has ever managed the tour de force 'A Room For Two' has successfully executed. We are at 6 volumes and about 5 years into the life of two girls intensely in love, and every development is a positive and uplifting one. No contrived conflicts here: no angst, no spats, no love triangles, no haters, no worries about gayness being wrong or unnatural or whatever, nothing but the simple happiness of loving each other and caring about each other with all their hearts. And it's one of the most exciting reads I've ever had the pleasure to enjoy, with nary a moment that feels tedious or repetitive or lacking in authenticity. Yukiko-sensei must have been blessed at birth by the yuri fairies with the gifts of brilliant storytelling and mastery of narrative pace and virtuosity at character development; there isn't any other explanation for this level of accomplishment. That's what I honestly believe.

I love this manga so much. (˵ ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°˵)⌒♡*:・。.

AllosaurusJei
joined Nov 7, 2017

What are Y'all talking about? They just explained their relationship and in 53. Like seriously Sakurako spelled out the exact nature of their relationship and the reason the don't label it before having a lie-down on Kasumi. And already resolved to be together forever. It's a frequent event, actually. All bases are covered at this point. All of them. They're in love, They're going to be together forever, they're accepted by each other's family as in-laws, they cuddle often, they kiss often enough tfor it to be casual.They flirt all the time,hold hands, sleep
in the same bed in lingerie. What more do you need?

^I absolutely agree with everything you said here, but to answer that last question:

I do think the label holds some significance. It'd make me happy to see "partner who's something like my girlfriend" becomes just plain "girlfriend" (along with the other stuff still intact) before the manga's end. This is not to downplay the love for each other they've demonstrated all throughout the series, but just as kissing is a symbol of romance, so is stating or at least thinking concretely that the person you love is your girlfriend, at least to me.

I think the perfect label for them might just be "Significant Other". I'm not sure if there's a direct Japanese term for that though, which may have been why Sakurako was a bit muddled about it all when she was nailing it down to Kasumi. But they are, to one another, the most significant people in their lives.

But for the memey glory of it all.
"NAH, THEYRE JUST LIKE TOTALLY FRIENDS YOU GUYS! NOTHING ROMANTIC/SEXUAL ABOUT IT!"

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Delinquint%20yuri
joined Sep 14, 2016

Am I the only one who thinks what Sakurako described with her labels is "wife"?

Avatarblax2
joined Jun 12, 2015

What more do you need?

10 whole chapters of scissoring action I guess. For me, I don't they can go higher unless we get like a marriage and honeymoon to Hawaii chapter

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joined May 20, 2013

Chapter 53.5, page 7: "Didn't you get get a C on that mock exam the other day?"

Tron-legacy
joined Dec 11, 2017

Am I the only one who thinks what Sakurako described with her labels is "wife"?

No, you are not.

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joined Oct 22, 2018

Me: sees a large load of new comments have appeared in the thread
Me: Oh, boy, this can only mean one thing.
10 to 15 seconds of complete silence ensues
Me: A new chapter is out!!!!!!!!!

Eivhbyw
joined Aug 26, 2018

That's so like Kasumi... out of all those possibilities she'd like to be a pet the most lmao

I was so impressed that Saku actually learned from her past mistakes and hid her creepy recordings. She can now predict Kasumi's moves! Too bad Kasumi still has no idea what personal space is and just took her recordings anyway lol (I do like that this implies that Kasumi really wanted to know more about Saku's music)

The entire conversation with the manager and the end result wrapped it up quite nicely. Kasumi can't explain how she feels about Sakurako well, but ultimately what she feels is just love. Saku only has to be there and she already feels happy. Whenever she is reminded of that she gets affectionate too. It's sweet.

The Kawawa family is scarily lax. Saku and Kakeru might be the only ones with common sense and even then Saku is a pushover...

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joined Mar 8, 2019

Seriously, I don't think any other manga has ever managed the tour de force 'A Room For Two' has successfully executed. We are at 6 volumes and about 5 years into the life of two girls intensely in love, and every development is a positive and uplifting one. No contrived conflicts here: no angst, no spats, no love triangles, no haters, no worries about gayness being wrong or unnatural or whatever, nothing but the simple happiness of loving each other and caring about each other with all their hearts. And it's one of the most exciting reads I've ever had the pleasure to enjoy, with nary a moment that feels tedious or repetitive or lacking in authenticity. Yukiko-sensei must have been blessed at birth by the yuri fairies with the gifts of brilliant storytelling and mastery of narrative pace and virtuosity at character development; there isn't any other explanation for this level of accomplishment. That's what I honestly believe.

There's no drama between Sakurako and Kasumi yet their story is still captivating. This manga is so unproblematic and one would think it'd be boring since it's just good times but the sweetness and affection shared between the Sakurako and Kasumi is just so enthralling. Sure, the side characters are there to provide some conflict but their dilemmas are usually resolved within the chapter so there's hardly any reason to fret.

Am I the only one who thinks what Sakurako described with her labels is "wife"?

I honestly think that even 'wife' isn't enough to describe their relationship. They're essentially each other's everything yet at the same time it's not unhealthy because they both bring something to their table.

As cheesy as it sounds maybe soulmate is more appropriate to describe their relationship since it won't be restricted by legalities and the like.

I do think the label holds some significance. It'd make me happy to see "partner who's something like my girlfriend" becomes just plain "girlfriend" (along with the other stuff still intact) before the manga's end. This is not to downplay the love for each other they've demonstrated all throughout the series, but just as kissing is a symbol of romance, so is stating or at least thinking concretely that the person you love is your girlfriend, at least to me.

I know a lot of people want even more profound confirmation but neither Kasumi or Sakurako need it because the two of them are secure with what they've found with each other. Besides, their personalities are hardly conventional so naturally they won't behave like a typical couple or follow the expected steps in a relationship.

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joined Jun 4, 2015

That's so like Kasumi... out of all those possibilities she'd like to be a pet the most lmao

I was so impressed that Saku actually learned from her past mistakes and hid her creepy recordings. She can now predict Kasumi's moves! Too bad Kasumi still has no idea what personal space is and just took her recordings anyway lol (I do like that this implies that Kasumi really wanted to know more about Saku's music)

The entire conversation with the manager and the end result wrapped it up quite nicely. Kasumi can't explain how she feels about Sakurako well, but ultimately what she feels is just love. Saku only has to be there and she already feels happy. Whenever she is reminded of that she gets affectionate too. It's sweet.

The Kawawa family is scarily lax. Saku and Kakeru might be the only ones with common sense and even then Saku is a pushover...

It's hard to argue personal space when your girlfriend low key stalks you for a hoard of pictures/recordings and anything else she can add to her "goddess" collection. As you once said before, she lets almost everything pass as long as it doesn't put her on a weird worship status.

Eivhbyw
joined Aug 26, 2018

It's hard to argue personal space when your girlfriend low key stalks you for a hoard of pictures/recordings and anything else she can add to her "goddess" collection. As you once said before, she lets almost everything pass as long as it doesn't put her on a weird worship status.

I was just kidding. It might be odd to just grab your girlfriends's phone to browse her music to some, but Saku is pretty open about sharing everything with Kasumi. She never holds a grudge when Kasumi destroys her trophies of idolatry anyway.

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joined Apr 19, 2012

Saku is pretty open about sharing everything with Kasumi. She never holds a grudge when Kasumi destroys her trophies of idolatry anyway.

I mean, there's always more from where that came from.

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joined Feb 3, 2013

The Kawawa family is scarily lax. Saku and Kakeru might be the only ones with common sense and even then Saku is a pushover...

I'm not entirely sure if they're very supportive, or just negligent.

Ykn1
joined Dec 20, 2018

Well, everything I could have said already has been said, so let me just lie here dead from the greatness of this latest addition...

Tron-legacy
joined Dec 11, 2017

This chapter made me smile despite a migraine. I've been waiting since the beginning of the series for a moment like this. Kasume kissed her! Kasume, who never shows interest in any sort of physical romantic intimacy, kissed Sakurako of her own volition! We've never seen anything even close to that before. That was awesome and adorable.

(✿◠‿◠)

Kasumi is often the one initiating physical intimacy, though? She initiated their first kiss, she did the "lying naked on your lap" thing. If you go back through the comments, somebody posted a series of links not too long ago, IIRC.

Tron-legacy
joined Dec 11, 2017

What are Y'all talking about? They just explained their relationship and in 53. Like seriously Sakurako spelled out the exact nature of their relationship and the reason the don't label it before having a lie-down on Kasumi. And already resolved to be together forever. It's a frequent event, actually. All bases are covered at this point. All of them. They're in love, They're going to be together forever, they're accepted by each other's family as in-laws, they cuddle often, they kiss often enough tfor it to be casual.They flirt all the time,hold hands, sleep
in the same bed in lingerie. What more do you need?

^I absolutely agree with everything you said here, but to answer that last question:

I do think the label holds some significance. It'd make me happy to see "partner who's something like my girlfriend" becomes just plain "girlfriend" (along with the other stuff still intact) before the manga's end. This is not to downplay the love for each other they've demonstrated all throughout the series, but just as kissing is a symbol of romance, so is stating or at least thinking concretely that the person you love is your girlfriend, at least to me.

I feel like that line was mostly about Sakurako not wanting to overstep.

Download
joined Jun 4, 2015

After rereading 53 for lost count time, Kasumi still has her cat key chain for her house key and Saku takes a subtle shot at mangaka when Hina jokingly suggests it.

Eivhbyw
joined Aug 26, 2018

Our married couple aside, it's funny to see this return
https://dynasty-scans.com/chapters/a_room_for_two_ch34#10
like this
https://dynasty-scans.com/chapters/a_room_for_two_ch53_5#2

As much as Hinako crushes over Kasumi, she really loves Saku too. Sometimes siblings can be jealous in the cutest ways.

Av
joined May 25, 2015

So I was reading the tags and, upon noticing the College tag, I started wondering how far the series would go.

Will we someday see Adult life? Maybe some Science babies musings in an extra? After this update I can totally see Marriage being handled similarly to their high school graduation, closing whichever book it happens in and giving airs of a series close that makes you wonder if it really is over.

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joined Jan 11, 2019

That's so like Kasumi... out of all those possibilities she'd like to be a pet the most lmao

And then Sakurako immediately makes it weird, because of course she does.

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