I like it. The manga's surreal visual metaphors are pretty to look at and it features characters and perspectives that I otherwise wouldn't encounter. I think this manga is most of all meant to educate a Japanese audience rather than a western one.
It's a nice alternative to the millions of boring clishe BL. The characters all feel like real people and are quite sympathetic
except one but that doesn't ruin the story. Sometimes it feels like a "diversity" is put where it doesn't belong and forced, overall it's really nice and somehow relaxing reading.
>How did something like that got green lighted, though? I wonder how much it selling.
If something like Yuureitou and Wander Son got published, I don't see why this one shouldn't.
Manga in general offer amuch more diverse choices than Animu.
"Tumblr" as a trend is defined by shoving diversity into things that otherwise don't make a point of it.
This is actually a story about gays, so it ain't Tumblr. The big question you gotta ask is whether or not something would still work if the cast were heteronormalized.
I think OP is using the age old tactic of opening a thread with bait and hoping it evolves into genuine discussion.
Problem is that personally, even though I really like this manga, there's absolutely nothing to talk about.
>This is actually a story about gays, so it ain't Tumblr. The big question you gotta ask is whether or not something would still work if the cast were heteronormalized.
Given that heteros experience a significant different high schools from gays, no I wouldn't.
Yep OP is indeed a faggot.
There's only 2 vols right now and it's a quick read. I think the MC is cute but the lesbian couple is probably everyone's favorite.
I really like the adult MtF trans dude. He's still a reliable older brother type but when they did the reveal on him, I thought to myself, "Oh, that makes a lot of sense."
There's this subtle feminine streak to him that really makes me believe that the guy grew up female.
The lesbian story really hit home, especially the part about her parents.
Overaal chapter 1-5 were the strongest, 6-10 felt like the author was trying too hard.
11-12 are good again, but I hope the MC moves on from the dude.
Tsubaki did nothing wrong.
He looks so hateable on this page but like, I really can't find myself blaming him. Him and his father are both put off by these people but neither of them actually seem hateful and come off as genuinely apologetic when they realize they're saying something rude.
It's a really understandable ignorance. I was like that when I was his age, and I know it's wrong but I know exactly how it feels when you sit down and realize how inappropriate you were and how you hurt someone's feelings.
Maybe he's a bully trying to get MC to admit his gayness so he can pick on him
Maybe he's gay and digs MC but doesn't realize it yet
Or most likely, he's one of those straight guys who acts gay with his bros and doesn't realize he's being a massive tease to cocksluts everywhere
>Hopefully you did better than Mr. "Hey this ramen is dope. You what sucks? Fags."
Eh, it's that's the worse you can think of, you had it easy.
I think the manga definitely address something people don't consider, how homosexuality is essentially invisible to people because they default everyone to straight, so they feel like they are talking about people on another planet. It does come a bit too preachy for westerns in some cases, but I'd imagine the average nips is less knowledgeable about this thing.
I do wonder how much the mangaka knows, given she's a woman. Unless she's lesbian, then again gay men are often the one more targeted and I can't speak for women.
>Calling him onna
>Going to see boats with the dude
I see this is going exactly the way I don't want it to.
Nah, this is gayer.
I like the paneling and art a fair bit. Some of the words are LGBT 101 though and are boring for that reason.
>tumblrina shows their reading comprehension skill
They were clearly saying that the point is that it wouldn't work if you made the characters straight and hence isn't tumblrcore. Instead of immediately getting up in arms at even the slightest hint of something you might find an opportunity to start shit over, take a second to read what people write.
He's gotten too many scenes outside of interacting with Tasuku to just be the temporary straight asshole crush. My bet is he's extremely closeted judging by how contemplative and withdrawn he is at home around his homophobic father. His shitty moments could be a defense mechanism from what he hears at home. He's got his goldfish obsession which was the visual metaphor for the clowder in vol 2 as well.
The realistic route would be by the time he comes out Tasuku's feelings will have cooled down and they'll just become homo friends.
Fuck I can't read this. It's too cringy. I keep reading a couple of panels then I just can't move on. It just looks like generic self-insert wish fulfilment to me.
Whose fucking wish is it to get shit on for being gay? I can't tell which part of the manga you're saying you've read.
It's not really a fujoshi story. Fujoshi stories generally have straight or ambiguous guys in intensely pandering situations without any payoff, or flanderized and retarded depictions of what fujos want gay men to be. Shimanami isn't anything like that.
There are real people who are gay, anon, they can exist in stories too.
You must be fishing for (you) but vanilla or melodrama school romance are becoming a little too boring and predictable, I'm branching out to homo stories,no yaoi shit for me though.
I'm not sure why you think I sound like a tumblrtard. I said what I did because it's not an idealized picture of homoshit and transshit, so if you don't want to read about people whose lives are affected by being gay and etc, this isn't the story for you. It's very far removed from any yaoi.
This panel is comedy gold. The rest is boring tripe though.
The author. Good job on posting EVA though. Another self-insert wish fulfilment harem story.
>get shit on
Are you actually this fucking delusional? did you write this by any chance?
The author is self-professed not to have any interest in romance for herself personally. She's definitely not self-inserting.
And, yes, Tasuku's whole "struggle" is that he's not comfortable with being gay because it's not socially acceptable to most.
This reminds me, has anyone read Smells like Green Spirit? It's pretty cool, but I'm not sure how many chapters are translated. It's also a reaction image goldmine.
Why is this still bimonthly? It's not like the mangaka is working on their other manga. Answer: it's because they'd rather do Tourabu shit.
I'm partially a faggot and hardly relate to any of the characters in this. Do I keep hoping for a bi character or give up now?
pretty interesting judging from the first few chapters. i can't deal with the fact that they literally call the lounge owner "anonymous" though. what is this in japanese again?
According to the guy, it's a one man show. There were a few errors in his translation so I hope he finds an editor or someone who knows Japanese to look it over before he uploads future chapter.
Nah, girls are too cute. But keep clinging to your poorly drawn fanfics.
where did he tell you his lifestory?
>self insert wish fulfillment
what self insert? are you gay? what the hell are you even talking about?
I suppose it's 'wish fulfillment' in so far as the MC escapes from feeling suicidal, and makes some like-minded new friends, which is probably something plenty of people would wish for if they'd ever been in that situation.
But it's obviously not some self-insert fantasy. It's just trying to thoughtfully look at the sort of things people actually go through.
Anyone remember this anime about a boy that has an obsession with crossdressing since he was passing through gender disphoria, painted in pastel colours and with white being the predominant colour, ending with him exposing who she is?