Title: The most powerless I've felt in my life
Jun: Why...did you do that?
Tomo: Huh? Because you suddenly grabbed me.
Jun: Not that!
Jun: I didn't ask you to go get it back for me!
Tomo: ...I don't know what you're talking about, but if you're ever in trouble
Tomo: It's obvious that I'd help you. Because we're friends.
Jun: (Stop saying it like it's so easy!)
Jun: (I can't do the same thing)
Jun (for you!)
>idolizes tomo as his hero
>feels great shame knowing he could never be as dependable a friend to tomo as tomo is to him
>devotes himself to self-improvement, wants to be worthy of having tomo as a best friend
>always feels like he's in tomo's shadow, but it's not so bad in the shade
>finds out tomo's a girl in middle school
Could you fuck your hero, /a/?
So know we know why he acts the way he does. He was emasculated. His man card was taken that day and to make things worst it cause him to develope a fetish for it. Also he thought he was gay.
The tack this is on makes my theory of Jun having already confessed to Tomo in middle school less and less likely.
No, because he has become a monster
Alright this is a convincing reason to why Jun's been such a faggot. His childhood goals and ideals were formed at that moment, but then fumita decided to add genderbender and romance tags to his story.
After this arc gets a little further, I want to go back through and shop out all the references to Tomo being female, and then push it to a friend to see what they think when they get the reveal when Jun gets it at the end.
On second thought, I don't think you could explain this page in any other way.
I don't see this ever being read as an actual gay thing.
>you will never have a cute female boyfriend who protects your smile and comforts you when you're hurt
It's technically a throwaway page, but it's there to build this page.
I actually think you could play it as gay, but the whone 'calling by my first name' thing is already weird. I don't know if it would work.
In conclusion, no matter how you slice it, Jun had feelings for Tomo back in the day including, attraction and admiration and later love. Probably thought he was gay, or brushed the thing off as a normal broship. Enter, boobs.. He had to reevaluate his life and suddenly incidents like Todays feel far more damaging to his self-esteem than they would have been if Tomo remained as his bro. If you read this backwards, the romantic undertones are still to visible making the later plot twist inevitable.
Damn! Imagine what would have happened if Jun's family only moved from Tokyo when he entered high school. So, he only meets girl Tomo instead. How would have the story played out?
So in short you wanna fool your friend with a reverse trap? Nice.
Also does anyone have this image in clean version?
do it and make it extra lewd senpai
>Jun never forgot this
The payback hes going to exact on that girl in the future...
Literally the same comic for the past few pages but with full grown characters and the positions reversed.
I wanna see NTR. SO BADLY.
When is their summer break?
>Jun goes to visit grandma in Tokyo.
>Tomo meets this guy while she's running in the park.
>He asks to be shown around.
>Tomo is stupid. Takes him on a tour.
>He treats her to lunch.
>Later they become FB friends.
>Asks Tomo out.
>Tomo says yes, because clearly Jun had no problem dating other people.
>Jun comes back.
>Jun commits suicide.
I don't see this going more JWWW than doujun as far as pacing. There's no way that jun would tap that even a month after confessing. too large of a mental block.
I still think that misuzu is referring to her trying to get tomo to turn into a girl, which would throw a wrench into that idea. still, I assume we have much to learn in the rest of this arc.
>I don't see this going more JWWW than doujun as far as pacing. There's no way that jun would tap that even a month after confessing. too large of a mental block.
I didn't mean now. Once Jun gets over his trauma and Fumita stops being a bitch and finally starts drawing porn for his series.
What did he mean by this?
>he's never had a female boyfriend
Sadly this is probably true for Jun's situation. He must have felt like he lost a friend to some capacity, while also now having to reconcile the fact that his best friend is actually a girl which not has recontextualized their past, and future interactions in his mind.
This happens to me whenever I read something drawn by royal koyanagi. Everyone looks like they are grimacing.
>Sadly this is probably true for Jun's situation. He must have felt like he lost a friend to some capacity, while also now having to reconcile the fact that his best friend is actually a girl which not has recontextualized their past, and future interactions in his mind.
Holy shit I'm crying. This is gold. They keep the same face the entire time it's like they are yelling at each other in some alien mating ritual.
10/10 couldn't fap because I was rolling on teh floor.
Oh thanks for remanding me this glorious treasure.
The more I read of this arc the more I feel bad for Jun's current situation.
Forget whether he wants to bang Tomo or not, this guy has some deep-seated self-esteem issues and it's kind of sad that Tomo is completely oblivious to it all.
His denial of everything makes so much more sense now. So much of who he is is there because of trying to emulate Tomo. If Tomo turns that around and loves him, where does that leave him as a person?
It's not even about that, Tomo isn't even the same person to him anymore in high school. When she tries to act girly or spills spaghetti in front of him his brain just becomes a mess because to him none of that is "Tomo."
The twin story keeps getting more relevant with every strip. He wasn't just explaining his view of his relationship with Tomo to Sempai, it was a cry for help. He has no idea what to do and it's killing him.
I did this to someone once on accident. They thought I was a girl and it fucked with them when they found out I was a boy. I still feel bad about it but they're my best friend to this day. I can weirdly relate because of this. A lot of the shit Jun is going through is similar to what they said to me when they found out.
That's certainly the direction it's going. The whole point of this arc is explaining Jun's side of things, it would be logical for the narrative to end up in a place where we know exactly how both of them feel, and then the story becomes how the eventually deal with and resolve those feelings. We already know how Tomo feels obviously because she's just a dumb tomboy, but Jun's state of mind is complex and really requires all of this backstory. So why go through all of this if not to give us a complete outline of Jun's motivation as a character? I think that by the end of this arc the major mysteries surrounding Jun will be unveiled and the whole dramatic tension of the manga will be significantly different. It may be early to call, but the story might be entering its final act.
I 100% understand why Jun is more or less broken.
Your "mentor" and the person who looked upon your whole life suddenly turned into big tits girl.
Fetishes aside, he doesn't know what to feel anymore.
What the fuck /a/ you fags told me this is suppose to be a comedy feel good manga. Why is there a deep plot and story to this shit the fuck?
This is not funny anymore in fact this is reminding me when I was a kid and I used to look up to my big brother.
Wait, then all those times Jun "protected" Tomo were because he really have feelings for her, or is his trying to finally "repay" her after all this time? or is just him trying to prove that she can relay of him as a "friend"?
not neccesary he was thinking that at the moment, but he probably could create the mindset that he should help her and protect her because he has to be able to do the same things for her, since she would do it for him.
Actually I think that scene showed off his feelings for Tomo quite a lot
>It revealed that he's fully aware she's a girl
>It revealed that he strongly cares for her
>And that he's not willing to put up with any shit for someone he cares for
I don't remember if that scene is before or after
It made sense before, but now it makes even more sense. He just wants to be as reliable/great a friend as Tomo.
It was average.
>Confirmed that hentai artists make the best non-hentai manga.
You say it like h-manga artists going mainstream is so strange for you.
Tooru OIKAWA's Infection manga sucked, His drawing on Shin Sekai Yuri was okay
Inoue Kiyoshiro's art style can't save Tsumino's bullshit writing for that one robot manga
Naruko Hanaharu should have been given writing duty for that shitty gargantia robot anime
Fukudahda's rom com manga is flopping because it is shit
Azuma Kiyohiko's best work is Azumanga
Maybe's Tale of wedding rings is okay, the ghost girl is better but not that much
Shun Saeki's food wars is shit
Kitakawa Touta's Dead Tube is shit
Higashiyama Shou is still tracing after all this years of drawing
Yoshifumi Osadai or Hana Hook's series Bamora scans/raws are hard to find
Hisasi's collab manga called Union, axed
Seiman DOUMAN is a chuuni on twitter and can't write worth shit, so he styles it as absurdist comedy.
Yuusuke Higashida's Kyuusen no Shima had a good start, and a very dissapointing resolution. THe sequel is just a patch for the shit he started in KnS.
>read all of madoka box in the last 3 days
>have literally never heard of it before on /a/
>just finished reading it and i come back to /a/
>already a reference in the first thread i open
It hasnt to be as contradictory like rashomon, but to show the same things
How Mizusu came know Tomo, how they became friends, her growing yuri for her but at the same time seeing her get attracted to Jin and knowing that she cant act on her feelings and all that.
Yes, and now we know that the dense guy is only pretending to be dense and the reason why he is dense, but also in love with her. I like that the reason goes beyond the simple childhood friends cliche.
It would be great to know the reason why Tomo loves Jun as well.
I'm so fucking dickhard for Tababu to melt Misuzu's icy heart.
I mean arcs were only about 10 pages long and moved at a fairly quick pace. Now, even though each page still has a punchline, the arcs are much longer and slower paced. This loli-Tomo arc is already 26 pages long with no end in sight.
Though I have to admit that these longer arcs seem to have started after the new-years break rather than the recent summer one.
This is a long arc because from a narrative perspective it's the most important arc that has ever happened. For hundreds of chapters the story has revolved around what exactly is going on in Jun's head, arguably since chapter one. This is a huge turning point for the manga.
The last three chapters or so have been less funny, but what you have to keep in mind is that that's a pattern which has always existed. There have been a number of arcs with a dramatic climax, and every time the couple chapters leading up to it gradually became less and less funny.
Does/Did Jun not have a consistent father figure growing up? Poor kid is a neurotic wreck.
>For hundreds of chapters the story has revolved around what exactly is going on in Jun's head
I thought it revolved around Tomo trying to get into Jun's panties?
A salary-man's hours leaves a boy at the mercy of the females of the family turning him into a sissy.