Some guy I know told me the source material has little to no yuri, and that KyoAni added it all just to make money. Is this true?
yep, it's true. black hair loves the music teacher and wants to make babies with him, sexyhair loves childhood friend in a tsuntsuntsundere way, and wants to make babies with him... BAKAAA!
you know the whole tone of the mountain date? there's something similar to this but instead of reina touching kumiko's face (pic related) she snaps her panties
No, in the threads when the show was airing novelanons were always transcribing these super yuri scenes from the books. Like I remember there was some scene where Kumiko and Reina were sitting on a staircase or something and Kumiko was describing how hot Reina was and they started touching on each other and shit. I don't remember if it was cut or if it was in a later book.
Novels had more adolescence, KyoAni turned it into yuri.
Reina stared silently into Kumiko’s eyes, and before long she had softly slid her hands around Kumiko’s arm. The rolled up shirt cuffs exposed her smooth, white skin. It was arousing, but not in an obscene way. Kumiko averted her gaze. Sweat raced down her countenance and glazed her collarbones. With steamy red cheeks, Reina timidly felt Kumiko’s hand.
was all she said as she suddenly embraced Kumiko. Kumiko became flustered as she felt a soft sensation through her clothes. Reina wrapped her hands tightly around Kumiko. Kumiko’s hands shook as she timidly put her own hands around Reina’s back. “Kumiko,” she repeated. Hearing Reina say her name put Kumiko at a loss for words, so she just slowly caressed Reina’s back. She could feel Reina’s backbone through her uniform. As she did so, her fingers got stuck where Reina’s underwear was.
“Do you think I’m wrong?”
“I don’t think so.”
Fine then. After replying, she buried her face into Kumiko’s shoulder. Her long, silky hair flowed behind her. It seemed as if nothing could possibly shine a light on Reina. They stayed like this for a while, but Reina eventually let go as if she had gotten her fill of Kumiko. Her cheeks were still red when she went over to the stairs and sat down. “Hurry up, sit.” Kumiko did as she was asked and sat down next to her. She had stepped on Reina’s skirt, but Reina did not seem to mind. Her soft-looking thighs peeked out from under her dark blue skirt. “
Hey umm, would you care to listen to what I have to say?”
Removed from the anime
This meme must die out.
They're not LNs
I didn't read the books, but I think there are some canon yuri couples in the second volume. Reina x Kumiko is not one of them though
While my post was mostly in jest, you couldn't be more wrong.
Several authors have mentioned that there is this certain ambiguity when it comes to depicting yuri. Tomo-chan's author thinks that yuri is best when it's a "maybe friends, maybe more" kind of relationship. The director of Cross Ange said that he wasn't trying to depict yuri, despite having numerous lesbians on the cast. And most tellingly, in the same interview that everyone gets Yamada's "adolescence" from, Ishihara explicitly stated that boys only really like "bubbly, chuckly" yuri. And of course, there are several artists who think that yuri should focus explicitly on romantic relationships between girls.
Evidently, it's clear that yuri means a lot of different things to a lot of different Japanese people as well. Yuri is, frankly, a meaningless term these days, on par with likes 'fujoshit', which ranges from boys looking at each other to boys having gay sex.
Honestly, we should just keep yuri in it's current jargon state and just use GL for the explicit lesbian works like fujoshi do with yaoi and BL.
"Hazuki-chan's been like that for a while now."
Sapphire lowered her voice as she responded.
"She's going to the festival with the person she likes today. And she's planning to confess to him."
"Oh man, youth on full display! Gives me heartburn just hearing about it!"
Natsuki's face clearly twisted. Her voice was pretty loud, but Hazuki gave no reaction. Somehow, she couldn't hear a thing.
That "person she likes" was no doubt Shuuichi. Doing her best to turn her attention away from the conversation, Kumiko let out a small sigh. She felt a little sick. As if something in her stomach was bubbling up, a muddy sort of feeling began to well up inside her. And as if it was able to course though every one of her veins, the feeling began to spread throughout her body. In something of an attempt to cool the fever that had accumulated in her fingertips, Kumiko gripped her euphonium tightly. I don't like this. I really don't. She couldn't quite explain why, but the thought simply drifted through her mind.
Removed from the anime.
>Like most LNs the source material is garbage.
Kyoani is one of the rare studios that makes the adaptations better than the source.
Has anyone tried reading the Haruhi books? Absolute trash. Good concepts but fuck those things are horrid.
You posted a excerpt that agreed with your idea that there was yuri in the novels and another that contradicted it, then acted as if your friend was lying to your face, so at the very least I'm smarter than you.
I actually like his character. He's chill, but lacks screen time.
It's mostly what >>146575038 said. It's the shippers.
Although I do agree that he needs more interaction with Kumiko if they want to make them end up together. As long as they execute it nicely, I'm happy.
I didn't ask if you were smarter than me; I asked if you were smart.
The first removal of the first excerpt is, all by itself, enough to prove he was bullshitting.
The existence of the lewd second excerpt doesn't erase the fact that there is yuri in the novels that isn't in the anime. It's not like MC's yuri experiences all immediately disappear if she has a twinge of jealousy over a boy.
>Kyoani is one of the rare studios that makes the adaptations better than the source
AHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAHHAHAH Delusional Kyoanifag spotted.
Kyoani is nothing but a studio to pander the retards like you by destroying the source of the adaptations they make. There you have Phantom World, Hibike, Chuu2, Amagi and others.
That's why Kyoanus went to a monetary problem 2 years ago, that's why their adaptations sells like shit these days, and that's why they need to throw fujoshit like Free or Yurishit like Hibike to get some money.
The second passage wasn't lewd.
Also, it was more to show that there's het in the novel that wasn't in the anime, as well as yuri.
And for the record, there is more yuri in the anime than the novel.
>And for the record, there is more yuri in the anime than the novel.
That's fine. The point I was curious about was whether or not there was actually "little to no yuri" in the novel.
That's mainly because he was sidelined in order to develop the relationship between KumiRei. All we can tell so far is that he seems pretty laidback. Season 2 might help him become more interesting.
>The rolled up shirt cuffs exposed her smooth, white skin. It was arousing, but not in an obscene way.
Girls who clearly are not acting like lesbians is the worst shit because it just feels like it's pandering to try to make my dick hard and has no substance.
Friendship between non lesbian girls, normal friendship where they have hardships and care about each other is much better than shit like that.
The lack of season 2 promotion is disappointing.
>Has anyone tried reading the Haruhi books? Absolute trash. Good concepts but fuck those things are horrid.
I've enjoyed the two that I've read. I love being able to read everything that goes on in Kyon's head. If anything, the LNs have made me hate Haruhi with a passion.
Post your very first Kumiko.
I started saving Kumikos pretty late, but I think I caught up pretty well.
Does this novel shit make anyone die laughing everytime?
yeah there's totally yuri in this book because I've read it and can totally confirm Kyoani is not doing yuri just for money
KUMIKO AND SHUICHI ARE A THING ACCORDING TO UHH ME
yeah I have here my book of fuckin made up fairy tales and kumiko and reina totally fuck here's a quote
"Kumiko and Reina passionately kiss"
Yes I can understand japanese and have read all the novels and kyoto animation are hacks
It kills me every time someone brings it up because it's literally always conflicting with something else. These novels are so mysterious it's great.
>Talk to Japanese friend about books
>Apparently Haruhi is written poorly
>Actually try reading it
>They're actually a chore to read
Bravo, Kyoani. The Haruhi anime was decent, but hot damn did Takemoto work miracles with the movie.
The earlier ones, which have the much better stories are a chore to read imo. Maybe it's partially because I've already seen it so many times, but it was painful.
I think they jumped the shark around the last two novels, because the jumping timeline shit was literally impossible to follow.
I think overall the actual writing/ flow of words/ whatever got better because I didn't want to shoot myself out of boredom later on, like the earlier ones, maybe the translator got better or something, if that makes any sense, which it probably doesn't.
I only read a little bit, and I read it in moon. I couldn't get through it. It certainly was DxD bad, but you could tell that despite an interesting premise and some good ideas, the writing and prose were not well crafted.
>rants about how the plebs cannot understand the pure love between two girls or something
>"n-no y-you're the one who is mad"
You sound as fucking retarded as someone who thinks the gay shit in code geass meant that ledouche and suzaku actually wanted to plow each other in the ass rather than yaoibait for your retarded counterpart
the novels are gay as fuck but Kumiko still gets a boyfriend, that's about it
Consider the following
If Kumiko is so in love with Shuuichi in volume 1, why does she reject a 2nd date in volume 2 and goes out with Reina instead even after Hazuki got dumped?
>it's only yurifags and their delusions
Please, Euphonium was full of yuribait, you have to be delusional to think Kyoani wasn't actually trying to depict a pseudo-romantic relationship between Kumiko and Reina.
And of course it would have been awkward for them to openly admit they were intentionally baiting yurifags, hence the "adolescence" meme.
The only "yuri" is the big mountain date and a couple of scenes afterwards, it pretty much only happens in 8 and 11 but you've got idiots who say the entire show is full of yuri.
Yurifags think 2 girls looking at each other and smiling means they're soulmates who need to scissor while simultaneously firing tactical homing missiles at every man alive.
You're not dealing with any sort of reason.
> how it's full of yuri bait
Because it is not.
And Free! is just your average, highschool swimming anime with no yaoi bait, right?
>And of course it would have been awkward for them to openly admit they were intentionally baiting yurifags, hence the "adolescence" meme.
Did you even read that interview? Ishihara was explicitly talking about yuri in reference to Eupho. It was Yamada that was talking about depicting adolescence and that's just her thing, she's mentioned this in prior interviews.