I would to discuss a topic I feel is important. Not only to me personally but to all of us.
Does Tomoko smell bad?
While she is sometimes described as "stinky" I think of her as having a distinct but not unpleasant odor. Others disagree and say she would smell quite bad. Tomoki tells her that she doesn't smell bad when she is sweat, so why then do people continue to spread this malicious rumor?
On the back of the volume two passing boys seem to smell her and remark that she smells like grandma/granpa's home. What do you think this means? Is it a neutral smell a bad smell, a strong smell? Is there some cultural Japanese thing I'm missing here?
Another similar even occurs in TomoMote where Yuu says that sniffing Tomoko reminds her of her old pet cat. Does this mean she smells like a cat? But right after that it is reaffirmed that she doesn't not smell.
These are the things we all want answers to I think.
I also feel she bathes regularly and this is demonstrated in the manga, but of course we can know for sure her bathing habits and routine.
I have considered writing a letter to the authors Nico Tanigawa posing this question and asking them for more details and their thoughts, would any of you like to contribute and/or have experience with the best way to write to mangakas in japan?
If possible please list some odors you think would be part of her scent.
Do you have nothing to contribute?
Here is a nice post from an anon another time this was dicussed.
>I would imagine she probably has a slight musk to her, comparable to any person who rarely leaves the house and drinks caffeinated beverages like coffee. Nothing super strong or offensive. Just a natural body musk. She's been shown to shower regularly, and I think her insecurity over how she smells, like most other things, is highly exaggerated. I would imagine her privates would be the strongest smelling area on her, as she is highly implied to masturbate, and I doubt she is super thorough in her afterward cleanup. Once again though, that would most likely be pretty natural smelling, unless you were unfamiliar with how girls smell down there.
Honestly I find the two offhand comments from the boys and Yuu very troubling. It seems to fly in the face of what we have been let to believe regarding Tomoko's odor. I know an anon posited that the smell of their grandparents house was possibly the smell of incense but that seems odd and I am not japanese so I cannot comment on the accuracy. I feel fairly confident that is not the cliche bad old people smell because if the authors meant that they would have used 加齢臭.
The issue is that genders perceive each other's smell differently. For example females go crazy for male musk but other males find it repulsive.
A nasty vag smell can be insanely arousing for a man, but it also depends in menstruation and diet. (source: I have sniffed my sister's, mother's and aunt's panties)
My opinions is that she smells "weird" to others because most girls drown themselves in perfume. And tomoko just doesn't cares. Her smell is probably just natural.
>(source: I have sniffed my sister's, mother's and aunt's panties)
What differences were there? Do think your familial bond in these cases impacted your judgement of their odors?
Obviously the correct answer is to go with the canon knowledge. She doesn't smell bad, as Tomoki said. Also someone else mentioned she might smell like an old person.
All the other fan-made ideas that she smells bad are not canon.
Personally though I'm still hopeful that her genitals are musky as fuck even if the rest of her body doesn't smell. I like to think she doesn't even wash down there so the smell builds up from weeks of masturbation, but is contained to her pants so Tomoki wouldn't noticed.
Genetics makes it so that you detest the aroma of those with a similar immune system, if memory serves. Family often have similar immunities, so the aroma of your kin should smell horrid to the nose.
>For example females go crazy for male musk but other males find it repulsive
>Genetics makes it so that you detest the aroma of those with a similar immune system
Then explain to me why I love the smell of my own dick when I don't wash it for weeks.
I imagine she might smell a little musky but at that age it isn't anything that wouldn't be normal, all of the kids would be hormonal just like Tomoko
Why are you beta faggots so concerned over exacly how Tomoko smells? SHE HAS BAD HYGEINE SO SHE SMELLS LIKE ASS, GET OVER IT.
If you decide you STILL want to be a prancing la la homo, go make a kickstarter to comission a perfume company to manufacture what they think Tomoko would smell like. At least then you'd be contributing to the economy.
>SHE HAS BAD HYGEINE
But that's fucking wrong you fucking idiot
Oh so it's you, kill yourself fucking toonami faggot.
probably smells like a Japanese GIrl
I think it's a sort of tired/lazy smell, mostly just born from not washing off the layers of sweat every day. Think like that vinegar smell your balls probably get when they're slimy from not showering for a couple weeks.
Yes, definitely; kids are less on top of hygiene and you have to tell them to get on that shit. It's noticeable once they hit puberty, but vaginas don't wait until then to start being gross.
Various cultural groups smell different mostly beause of dietary differences. I heair often that Americans smell like sour milk to Indians and yuo know how those fuckers smell already.
>Various cultural groups smell different mostly beause of dietary differences
Isn't it different than just diet? I thought it was connected to how their(asian) ear wax is different than a white person's?
And they have less bo due to something with their sweat glands or something. I imagine this would be especially true in a budding young girl who bathes everyday like Tomoko.
She also may only be a bit into puberty since she doesn't have much breast development etc, though we do know she has pubic hair.
Wouldn't know about the actual physiological differences between asians and everyone else, but that's probably less of a factor than diet. Diet really has a hgue effect on how you smell, you'd just obviously be nose-blind to your own culture's smell. Obviously burps and farts, but even just the content of your sweat and the chemical makeup up things like the mucus in your nostrils, yeah probably earwax now that I think of it. You are what you eat.
Walk into a cube farm in any software company though and you'll smell curry. Apparently, it's like that for other people with us, but sour milk.
I just meant there is obvious difference between ear wax and genetics.
>Some people (such as Europeans and Africans) sweat a reasonable amount, and they tend to have wet earwax. And some people (such as Koreans and Chinese) don't sweat much at all, and they tend to have dry earwax.
I don't think Japanese people eat anything as strong as curry 24/7.
Does anybody have experience or advice regarding writing a letter to Nico Tanigawa
Fecal body odor. Family members and close friends don't notice it, nor do you yourself most of the time, but others will notice a smell of cigarette smoke, rotten fish, urine or raw sewage emanating from you at random times.
Tomoko smells like TEEN SPIRIT, and Japanese toiletries.
>You will never smell a Tomoko
>I have sniffed my sister's, mother's and aunt's panties
they have reduced sweat glands, doesn't mean they have no body odor. and Tomoko was was sweating up a storm during the rain shower, meeting the voice actor, etc, so she isn't lacking for ability to sweat. she bathes and such (most of the time), so she at least has hygiene
>(source: I have sniffed my sister's, mother's and aunt's panties)
it makes me sad 4chan doesn't love Tomoko the way it used to
At least the manga is better than ever.
yes, the month long wait for Ch 92 is killing me though
If you were to see her at night on Saturday, after she'd been inside on the internet all day in her sweat pants, yeah she'd be musky as hell. Especially after masturbating a few times.
Hey, just how often does Tomoko flick the bean? Or does she consider that a thing only whores do?
>does she consider that a thing only whores do?
...Did we read the same manga?
The authors have to recover from the legs and dicks fatigue from this chapter.
They can happen, I still have an old school friend phone number from one, but being a Tomoko I didn't follow up so far.
And Tomoko is getting extra luck from her new harem MC powers >>137418167
is she looking for a husbando? or let me guess, she's a Stacy who's taken miles of cock
I'm guessing she smells oily as a teenager. Maybe she wears her clothes too many times before washing them. You can bathe and still smell after wearing the same pants or shirt multiple times but not necessarily in a row.
because he's a filthy liar, comparing that harlot to the pure Tomoko
Was her bath the kind people outside of Japan have, or was it the kind where they clean themselves before getting in and just relaxing in the hot water for most of it?
Because her bath being short might have just been her cutting the relaxation part short.
You will never cheer on your autistic runner daughteru.