Magical Fingering for the World Peace
the first big yuri tittle of 2016
I've read up to vol 6 and am looking forward to anime.
Because it's Shirow's concept, the setting is like a tech prequel to GitS's (but a lighthearted one that doesn't take itself very seriously)
Cyberbrains are just starting to be adopted (stuff like regulations are still in the way of them becoming widespread)
Thermoptic camo is in the prototype stages
Even the highest end artificial limbs and bodies are pretty obviously artificial
AIs as advanced as Clarion's are almost unheard of (an expert assumes she must have some remote operator)
People with full body prosthetics are rare and Nene is one of a small number who have adapted well
That alone made Nene a person of interest to leading cyberneticists, but as the story progresses it also seems she's the first human with an instinct for hacking
>Why does Uzal tell Nene that Clarion is a cyborg?
She doesn't exactly. She just says her body is the same.
>And does Nene ever find out Clarion is actually an android?
I'm not sure whether she thinks Clarion has an organic brain or not. That might not be important to her.
They refer to it as an accident (事故), but her desire for world peace makes me think it wouldn't be a surprise if there's more to it.
They were able to give her a prosthetic body because she already had a cyberbrain as part of treating some disease called Pyxis syndrome.
I hype for this so much, don't let me be disappoint please Gokumi
Believe me, I hate it when Japan does this but I don't think it applies to Nene. I think it's just in a few illustrations that she might look slightly boyish but she's definitely a cute girl in looks and personality to me. If she used "boku" and acted all stoic while fangirls sperged out over her then I'd be right with you. She's not that type at all though.
I do wish that either she was shorter or that Clarion was taller though. I like it when yuri couples are the same height. It's not a huge deal though since they're still really cute together. Just my preference. Incredibly glad they're both flat though.
No. keep in mind that in this series, most guys look like guys, not bishonen, so Nene looks obviously female.
Before any anon cries about this page, the context is this:
The older dude noticed that Nene was feeling down, so he asks her why. Turns out Nene feels that Clarin is mad at her, so Nene's worried sick. So the dude asks her what she wants to do about it, and Nene ays save her, she wants to save Clarin, cause she likes her!
In other words, it's extremely related to a yuri thread.
See earlier panel where she uses daisuki, which happens when she finally sees Clarin again.
Delicious trans-human yuri.
I hope I get to experience this IRL some day.
I love the heroine. She's just so adorable, and gets over "but we're both girls" in seconds.
It's not so easy to hurt Clarion though. She's one badass android loli.
>Wouldn't surprise me if Shirow's just lending his name and some concepts and Rikdo does the heavy lifting.
That's pretty much how it is, considering Shirow is credited only as "concept creator", not "author".
The manga is credited like Concept: Shirow, Manga: Rikdo. And each volume ends with Shirow talking about how his concept got salvaged and posting some of the art he did, saying stuff like how glad he is Rikdo redesigned the characters and talking about what was different and what bits carried over.
I kinda dig it desu, always love 'fem' types being the more dominant or what have you in the relationship. Creates that every yummy gap moe. Even if this one is a stoic hero type at the same time.
>Pantie shots and fingering fine cos it's robots
Gotta love that TMNT logic.
>full body cyborg
I don't know, man.
Androids are robots designed to look like humans. Cyborgs are humans with robot bits.
This girl is a robot with human bits. I don't know if that's still a cyborg, regardless if she was a human at first. She's basically Robocop.
>It's not a full female cast, it's a setting with male characters, some prominent.
Not bait, entirely correct.
Of course, those guys are actually quite old, or obviously completely and utterly evil.
By most definitions a cyborg would be an organism deeply integrated with an artificial control or communication system. I think the original papers that used the term described enhancing a human body with integrated biomonitors and regulation systems to help it deal with a space environment.
A human brain and possibly some other parts in a (cute) robotic body is definitely a cyborg.
Does anyone else get CocoChino vibes from these two?
Fire inspectors hate them! Learn one GAY TRICK that drives insurance companies crazy!
I already love this series after just one episode of the anime and one volume of the manga. Nene and Clarion make such cute girlfriends together and the ending was really cute as well.
Are we ignoring the fact that Uzal keeps a harem of angry, underaged (cyborg?) girls?
You know what I love about these underage girls? I get older, they stay the same age.
I sincerely believe that world peace could be achieved if more girls fingered other girls on a daily basis.
AOTY by the first episode. Here's hoping it will continue to be this entertaining, 2016 yuri is off to a great start, let's pray it keeps up.
Robot babies maybe. Nene said that her appearance was reconstructed from her parents' genetic material. They can just make a new body by running the same simulation with the two mothers' DNA, and then pop an AI into it.
You didn't watch Cross Ange either. Ange was never a lesbian and the Hilda "pretending" was just pretending to be submissive to Zola, she was always a lesbian and she declared to Ange. Chris and Rosalie were an official couple.
I really enjoyed the first episode and I hope that the quality of the coming episodes will be the same or better.
And I like the characters that have been introduced so far. I hope that the yuri will continue in this fashion.
>I sincerely believe that world peace could be achieved if more girls fingered other girls on a daily basis.
But wouldn't that create conflict because there are people who hate that?
I hate cross Ange, and read the entire manga of Pandora that is available.
It's not like Ange, no male love interest ever enters the picture, and the only romantic development so far is Nene having fantasies of Clarin being her prince(ss), complete with daisuki.
Anon, I know you're a young, faux-edgy teenager that desperately wants to be seen as hardcore and adult, but...
...smileys were in use before tumblr even existed, especially that style of smileys. Try not embarassing yourself this much.
Do not fuck with Clarin, or nene fucks with you.
After hacking everything you have at once. Hope they get to animating this part of the manga.
We might be in luck and get to the juicy stuff, episode 1 was over half of the first volume already.
>You and your yuri waifu will never stay side by side through the ages as androids, watching time pass while the only thing that never changes is your love.
To be fair, it's a valid stylistic choice. Nene uses katakana and hiragana both with that nickname, which is impossible to replicate in english without resorting to things like Cla-ring.
Much prefer Clarin.
>not converted to yuridom by installing gent/u/
I quite like that both anime and manga make it completely obvious that both Clarion and Nene have human brains, and are not programmed to be gay or straight.
This should help filter out the usual retards pretending it's not yuri for retarded reasons.
How far have you read into the untranslated manga?
Because I've heard that it is later revealed that Clarion is a robot/android, unlike Nene.
Not that it changes anything yuri-wise, since she clearly has her own emotions, and she'll develop feelings for Nene on her own.
Clarion is actually a highly developed AI that can make her own decisions, and does so. Her feelings for Nene become apparent in the burning building with the Kabapu-knockoff during volume 4, where she goes against a direct command to save Nene.
This continues in volume 5 and 6, where Nene hamstrings her own fighting capability simply to ensure that she does not kill anyone, because she believes she only has the right to be at Nene's side if nobody dies.
In other words, it's even more yuri this way.
>almost complete free speech (little censorship)
That's a good joke.
>please take any off-topic and board culture discussion to where it's appropriate
You can't discuss these things anywhere on this board which is why it keeps boiling over into various threads.
The scene in volume 4 really is the turning point, I feel.
Until then, Clarion can be argued to just follow orders, although we can already see that she really cares a lot about Nene. But right there, she really shows her own wishes really well. And the best part is that it looks like we'll see it animated.
In the story, the main form of Mahjong they play is a team version in teams of 5 where the total team score is counted.
Saki's on the Kiyosumi team and there are times where Kiyosumi wasn't the top scoring team but still advanced (two teams advance every game in the National tournament) and when Saki herself scored less points in a round than one of her opponents.
Yes and no. Saki really doesn't "lose" in that she rarely even plays to win.
Ironically, Saki actually scores very low in every round. In fact, she'll frequently intentionally lose hands so that her final score as the round ends isn't too high.
Are there even any yuri series that has that much series except maybe Swap<=>Swap? There seems to be an inverse correlation with how serious the romance is and how much kissing happens in a yuri.
A tie works with everything so I see nothing wrong here.
Let's be honest: if either of them was male, would you doubt for a second that there are romantic feelings involved?
It would be your typical boy-meets-girl story that anyone can see where it is going.
Contrary to popular belief, lesbians don't need more evidence than heterosexuals to prove that they are in love; that's called discrimination.
>In an age when large-scale natural disasters frequently happen all over the world, when cyborgs and autonomous robots are beginning to appear on the market in technologically advanced nations, and major world powers compete for technology and resources, the divide between rich and poor grows and the future for the poor looks bleak. In this transitional stage, everyone wanders around in a self-indulgent daze and the way out isn't clear... This is the story of how two cybernetically enhanced girls meet.
This description doesn't really describe the show, to be honest. Except for the last sentence.
If either of them was male and this was indeed going where everybody can see this is going, we would have more evidence at some point. Complaining that yuri fans want yuri couples to prove themselves more than het couples is missing the forest for the trees: anime and manga media have not yet reached the point where they present their yuri and het pairings on equal footing. If more direct evidence is not needed for the couples to prove themselves, then why het ones usually end up getting some anyway and yuri ones rarely do?
And as an aside, if an everyone-can-see-it het couple doesn't kiss or get a "now dating/married" epilogue or something like that, rest assured that hetfans would spill as much ink as we usually do discussing whether or not it was legit.
We may very well live to see the day a show about two lesbians, who openly declare their romantic love for one another, openly display romantic and sexual affection towards one another and have sex. And there WILL be people who will find some kind of nuance to twist until they can say "meh, not yuri".
>how do you know romantic feelings won't be portrayed
I don't know. Still, there was probably nothing in manga cause someone would already post it. This is also comedy series so they can downplay it all as not serious.
In the end all we will probably get is some hand holding, hugs and blushing, without anything romantic, that is open for interpretation.
There's plenty posted in this thread, just under spoilers because it's rude to post spoilers for the anime only people.
This is Gokumi after all, most of their shows have plenty of romantic stuff besides what you listed, no reason for this to be any different.
It's a pity that magical girls can't have a real confession of love with a romantic kiss.
Why? Is it bad expecting from Nanofate some scenes like between Minato and Subaru?
Nanoha and Fate are apparently so deep in love they rise a daughter together, have a home and years of relationship yet some random seasonal series has more romance only because it's het.
And you know all yuri series like YuYuYu, Symphogear, Madoka, etc all follow Nanoha route, while things like Pleiades, Sailor Moon, CCS have real love confessions.
That's is NoWaYu, NoWaYu is a setup for the next season of YuYuYu, with the couple that matters, Tougou and Yuuna.
And I'm not the original anon you're replying, I just don't like that you're grouping YuYuYu with those other series.
That's because not everyone has the same criteria for what qualifies as yuri. If anything /a/ is using the term closer to how Japan understands it, while /u/ (or a part of it at least) has more in mind something that for Japan would fall somewhere between yuri and lez.
Isn't there a saying that no board on 4chan enjoys its subject?
>something that for Japan would fall somewhere between yuri and lez
Isn't "lez" still part of yuri, as in girls' love, by Japanese standards?
From Wiki: "Yuri focuses on the sexual orientation or the romantic orientation aspects of the relationship, or both, the latter of which sometimes being called shōjo-ai by Western fandom."
Perhaps you were thinking more along the lines of Class S stuff, which isn't necessarily a lesbian thing.
Depends on who you ask, really. Japanese fans or even mangaka and editors don't agree any more than we do on what is yuri and what is not.
But yes, that was badly worded. It's probably more accurate to say that for Japan yuri is a very broad spectrum that goes from Class S to lez. /a/ is using a similar definition, while the part of /u/ that complains shows aren't yuri use a more restrictive sense, refering mainly to the side of the yuri spectrum that is closer to/overlapping with lez.
>If anything /a/ is using the term closer to how Japan understands it.
Nice try, /a/non, but nope. The regular yuri fan in Japan tends to be quite opposed to that as well. That is why specific yuri magazines even came to exist.
Have a look at the comments the Sonohana people got. They are pretty much identical to common fears on /u/ when we discover a new, possibly yuri anime.
Japanese yuri fandom is much more close to how people act on /u/ than you may want to admit, and certainly far closer to /u/ than to /a/ .
I recall that in Motoko's back-story she was one of the first to adapt to full-body cybernetics. You can also draw parallels with their hacking skills and sexual orientation so there's a fair chance that Nene and the major are in fact the same person.
Nene is effectively treated as the first human in her setting to have skills that resemble the Major's (it gets really obvious in ch 25) and due to similar circumstances, but I don't think there's any real chance they're the same person. For a start, I can't imagine Nene is going to have a military career.
Yes, the japanese yuri fandom does not consider haremshit where the girls all love a guy, but grope a girl once, yuri.
In fact, they don't even consider things like certain precure seasons yuri. Fan-made Yuri anthologies often have rules to keep that kind of thing out.
You may whine that this means that they "hate yuri", but most yuri fans would just consider this a sane approach.
Most people don't follow the Mugino school of thought, sorry.
Not him but I think most people only 'belief' it out of fun. It comes from the fact that the biggest /u/ threads seem to be the one with non-confirmed gay girls while the ones with actual gay ones get less attention.
That even counts for pairings in an anime like VD. For some reason /u/ seems to love Mamori while she is the less (openly) gay character.
>fact that it's a decent translation and localisation
>I'm double sorry!
Top kek nee-san.
Not that anon, but can you not picture her saying "I'm double sorry"? I don't think I personally would've put that, but it's very much in character for her.
すみません just means very apologetic.
Also ED lyrics:
>Accessing the device named nature
>Infinite answers to the synopsis found
>Read Write Enter Code
>Sharing tools can lead to unavoidable situations
>Even my latest updates can't help explain why you're so nice to me
>Error Error Parameter
>Please help me understand where these emotions came from
>Find me at the end of this labyrinth of feelings I can no longer control
>I understand the concept of emotions but I can't make any sense of my own
>I want to pull out these cords and head straight to you
>I won't come to understand love (KOI) without having you here with me