ForumVirgins' Empire discussion

Utenaanthy01
joined Aug 4, 2018

No credits joke today, huh?

Well, I guess a social message is more important...

20201012_221402_copy_178x180
joined Aug 19, 2020

Damn Mari really said blast that wind at my ^•ﻌ•^
& that picture before the credits is so beautiful, I love them.

5f8d1bcd-c5fd-43f2-8711-dcaa2d6450dc
joined Jul 3, 2020

I love this series they are all fun to read!!

Yuu
joined Mar 28, 2015

Orgasm denial.

Altair Uploader
Reisen%20ds
joined Nov 30, 2016

This is avant-garde fanservice.

It really is, it's experimental use of point of view and a deconstruction of underwear shots. Are we getting artistically flexed on here?

Aand_this_one_too_by_shiniez
joined Jan 19, 2013

Orgasm denial.

It is a form of BDSM. ~_^

Pero01
joined Apr 1, 2014

Guys, the raw is out and I can't wait for it to be translated

52722-l
joined Nov 8, 2017

What is Archer doing here?
https://dynasty-scans.com/chapters/virgins_empire_ch113#5

Also, anyone else thinks Midori feels out of place in this series? It's like she was created for another series and by another artist but somehow got into this one instead. Reminds me of an oneshot, not that I know how to find it again.

last edited at Oct 18, 2020 4:00AM

Tragedian%202
joined Oct 1, 2020

What is Archer doing here?
https://dynasty-scans.com/chapters/virgins_empire_ch113#5

I'm pretty sure Archer X Cu is to BL fans what NicoMaki is to Yuri fans.

Also, anyone else thinks Midori feels out of place in this series? It's like she was created for another series and by another artist but somehow got into this one instead. Reminds me of an oneshot, not that I know how to find it again.

I do feel like Midori's one of the more unusual members of the cast, but since Teikoku is all about capturing the sheer chaos of a highschool full of weirdos in their quirky little cliques, 'different from the other characters' is less of an issue and more of a reason to incorporate said character in the first place. I do think that her whole 'I draw yaoi, but my art is shit and nobody points it out' schtick is rather drab, but she's got good chemistry with the others. As loud, bratty pseudo-loli characters in series full of more mature people go, she definitely isn't as grating as, say, Yashiro from Adachi and Shimamura. I think the author could do more with her, but Torajirou is juggling fifteen balls of pure gold here, so perhaps it'd be best to wait for her to get an arc of her own.

52722-l
joined Nov 8, 2017

^I see. Thanks for explaining. Wouldn't think Archer x Cu is popular.

And I wasn't complaining about Midori, she does stick out even with such a diverse cast but she's fun. xD

Also, I was really getting into it but it is very late and I'm sleepy, so I'll sleep. Wish I could get that into stuff when during the rest of the day instead of when I should be sleeping

last edited at Oct 18, 2020 4:16AM

Tsuki-chan Uploader
Yuriiia
Chads no Teikoku
joined Dec 18, 2013

baka-inu posted:

Guys, the raw is out and I can't wait for it to be translated

We are working on it, it pretty long but we'll try to finish it asap!

52722-l
joined Nov 8, 2017

Are all Manga Club members secretly pretty? (Not that they are ugly otherwise, it just reminds me of that one romance movie trope)
https://dynasty-scans.com/chapters/virgins_empire_ch147#5

Makes me wonder what Honoka would look like without the eye bags

This reminds me of Kono Bijutsubu ni wa Mondai ga Aru

Also, does the symbol on the guy on the right have a name? I've seen it in at least two mobile games.

last edited at Oct 19, 2020 3:51AM

Tragedian%202
joined Oct 1, 2020

Are all Manga Club members secretly pretty? (Not that they are ugly otherwise, it just reminds me of that one romance movie trope)
https://dynasty-scans.com/chapters/virgins_empire_ch147#5

I find the whole 'everyone is pretty' trope very interesting, because it applies to both live-action and anime/manga, but for completely different reasons. In live-action movies, Hollywood strives to cast attractive actors, and the bar of (conventional) physical attractiveness is so high that even an average supporting character in a film would look extremely attractive compared to random people on the street (this is partly because of eye-candy and partly because someone with glaringly 'unattractive' features could detract attention from the main actors and ruin the general mood of a scene- just imagine Jason Voorhees standing around in the background of a chick-flick while the leads talk about their love lives).

In manga, on the other hand, artists are generally taught to draw faces based on symmetry, often by drawing ovals and bisecting them with lines to get the position of eyes, noses and mouths. This means that your average manga character would have features that look perfectly symmetrical and correspond to the golden mean, and since people consider symmetrical features to be more attractive on average, everyone in a manga looks pretty (or rather, they aren't drawn with enough detailed features like wrinkles, crooked teeth or stubby noses, which might seem 'ugly' to observers). This makes it hilarious when one girl is described as super-attractive even though the faces of average bystanders behind her are drawn in the exact same way, or if her best friend looks like her identical twin, but with glasses and a ponytail. It's easier for your average manga artist to make a character attractive than to make them unattractive, which is why so many artists draw background characters without faces or with dotted eyes, simply to make a generically drawn lead stand out more. (Imagine trying to visually depict someone like Helen of Troy as the most beautiful woman of all time in a game like FGO, where every lady (and dude) is designed to be ridiculously attractive to induce otaku into whaling).

Torajirou is actually pretty good at averting this, since he gives characters a unique visual identity and has diverse body types and physical features. All his character designs radiate individuality without being necessarily pandering, and beauty, rather than a pre-established quality, is presented as the result of simply getting to know someone better and understanding their 'appeal' (to wit, the only two characters described as explicitly gorgeous upon their debut were Kaoru and Shizuka, both of whom are perfect examples of how external beauty doesn't equal moral virtue, and is likely to make you into either a self-assured predator or a victim for said predators).

52722-l
joined Nov 8, 2017

@Kirin thank you very much for your explanation

Also, by chapter 178, Mio has become the biggest chad in the series

Edit: finally caught up.

last edited at Oct 20, 2020 4:53AM

Pero01
joined Apr 1, 2014

baka-inu posted:

Guys, the raw is out and I can't wait for it to be translated

We are working on it, it pretty long but we'll try to finish it asap!

You're the best

Mari%20-%20gf
joined Apr 1, 2015

Does this mean the Haruka x Kanae ship is sailing?

Rsz_wa
joined Sep 5, 2019

het?! in virgin's empire?? my gawd what has 2020 come to

Img_20200401_132631
joined Jun 17, 2018

I wanted to see how they become a couple, the answer for the confession and that, but well, this is cute too

Yatsude
joined Jun 27, 2014

Does this mean the Haruka x Kanae ship is sailing?

It’s been sailing offscreen for a while now it seems.

seungwanderlust
joined Dec 23, 2017

This brings up so many questions like, did they get together in the time between the “I love you” note and this chapter? ARE they together? I’m kinda a little let down by this chapter because I wanted to see their conversation addressing the note.

joined May 15, 2020

I BELIEVE IN HARUKA X KANAE SUPREMACY

joined Jun 11, 2016

het?! in virgin's empire?? my gawd what has 2020 come to

oh gawd calm ur tits bruh. The guy was only mentioned, we didn't even see his face.

Also, is Haruka x Kanae officially a couple now?

Ektzupnxsaihbgy
joined Aug 19, 2019

That confession note from earlier has got me with my hopes up still, really want to see them together.

joined Mar 19, 2020

Ya I thought I missed a chapter with them or something. This chapter made me really like haruka and Kanae. It’s nice to see how kanae has grown. They are way too cute, I love them.

Utsugi
joined Nov 24, 2017

het?! in virgin's empire?? my gawd what has 2020 come to

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