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Julius CSAR
Oct 3, 2007

Shut up and die like an aviator.

She seems to be all right for one or two pages but anything beyond that gets on my nerves. Iím up to where they take their first year finals and Komi gave Tadano a sweet potato.

The relay race at the end of the sports festival was fantastic. Just really awesome.

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Agronox
Feb 4, 2005


There's a new chapter if you haven't heard: https://mangadex.org/chapter/859489

RareAcumen
Dec 28, 2012






Why do you have to make it so creepy, Manbagi?

Julius CSAR
Oct 3, 2007

Shut up and die like an aviator.

This manga just keeps getting better.

Favorite characters so far: Najimi, and Komiís parents.

Like, when Komi and her dad go shopping and thereís all the panels of her dad that look like theyíre ripped from a Jcrew catalogue... just fantastic.

Elfface
Nov 14, 2010

Da-na-na-na-na-na-na
IRON JONAH

Komidad is very stylish. It runs in the family.

Tenebrais
Sep 2, 2011



Oh man, I just read through this whole thing over the last few days. It made a remarkably smooth transition into being a love triangle romance story, without losing the charm.

Well, way more than a triangle. A tangled love web.

Catpetter1981
Apr 9, 2020


Tenebrais posted:

Oh man, I just read through this whole thing over the last few days. It made a remarkably smooth transition into being a love triangle romance story, without losing the charm.

Well, way more than a triangle. A tangled love web.

Yeah, it's pretty webby:

Manbagi, Komi and Katai are all in love with Tadano, but Tadano is unaware of their feelings for him

Manbagi and Komi are aware of each other's feelings for Tadano, but they have agreed to be friendly rivals

At the same time, Shogi Girl is in love with Katai, but Katai is unaware of her feelings for him

gimme the GOD DAMN candy
Jul 1, 2007

Ask me about the hate crime perpetrated against a gay black man, and how it was a real hate crime and totally not fabricated. I am well acquainted with the facts of this actual hate crime which actually took place in actuality.

and everyone involved has incredibly low self esteem! whoo!

Mors Rattus
Oct 25, 2007

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We shouldn't forget the crushes of the Trio of Teen Boys.

Someone should remember them, anyway.

MJP
Jun 17, 2007

Are you looking at me Senpai?

Grimey Drawer

249 is out, and Yamai Ren needs to be removed

Agronox
Feb 4, 2005


Yamai, the Mineta of Komi-san

Tenebrais
Sep 2, 2011



Agronox posted:

Yamai, the Mineta of Komi-san

She hasn't hit on any six-year-olds yet so she's got that going for her

SpacePig
Apr 4, 2007

They want to murder you in a well!
Seems a bit harsh, but
apparently they want to,
it says here on this card.


Every now and then people suggest that Yamai had gotten better, and it's just nice to confirm that these people are conflating "getting better" with "going away".

Captain Invictus
Apr 5, 2005


Clever Betty

the chapter was great, but yamai was the worst part of it

everyone getting infected by manbagi's terrible skip tech like some kind of zombie outbreak was amazing

Shinjobi
Jul 10, 2008




Gravy Boat 2k

Captain Invictus posted:

the chapter was great, but yamai was the worst part of it

Yamai needs to be contained to "the entirety of the cast minus Komi"

Crasical
Apr 22, 2014

GG!*
*GET GOOD


Everyone who comments on the chapter without posting a link is 100x worse than Yamai.

graybook
Oct 10, 2011

pinya~


Captain Invictus posted:

the chapter was great, but yamai was the worst part of it

everyone getting infected by manbagi's terrible skip tech like some kind of zombie outbreak was amazing

manbagi blossoming into a patient zero of sorts is an addition i can get behind

Alacron
Feb 15, 2007

-->Have tearful reunion with your son
-->Eh

Fun Shoe

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Wittgen
Oct 13, 2012

We have decided to decline your offer of a butt kicking.


The delusion chapters are so good. I am pumped.

I wonder if they'll ever do a chapter with a group of girls imagining the different boys as boyfriends.

ZepiaEltnamOberon
Oct 25, 2010


transcending
transcending
transcending
i'm
transcending




SpacePig posted:

Every now and then people suggest that Yamai had gotten better, and it's just nice to confirm that these people are conflating "getting better" with "going away".

She's better when she's with the Chu2. Then she actually becomes the tsundere that the boys imagined her to be in their delusions.

DisDisDis
Dec 21, 2013

open your mind

open your heart


i hope she cucks the boring main dude

gimme the GOD DAMN candy
Jul 1, 2007

Ask me about the hate crime perpetrated against a gay black man, and how it was a real hate crime and totally not fabricated. I am well acquainted with the facts of this actual hate crime which actually took place in actuality.

Wittgen posted:

The delusion chapters are so good. I am pumped.

I wonder if they'll ever do a chapter with a group of girls imagining the different boys as boyfriends.

i don't think any imagination is powerful enough to conceive of katai as hetero.

Elfface
Nov 14, 2010

Da-na-na-na-na-na-na
IRON JONAH

Katai's rival overhears some guys talking about what it would be like to date Komi.

Lead out in cuffs
Sep 18, 2012

Tanz mit laibach

Im der Pfunderdome!



Just binged through this, and it's so wholesome.

(OK maybe not Yamai.)

I think what I like most is that I can see a lot of my partner and I in Komi/Tadano, in that we're also both anxious-but-empathic slightly-extroverted-introverts, ready to be present for and hold space for our friends.


I've been thinking a lot about this too:

DisDisDis posted:

is komi san teh best gay representation as well as the best trans representation in all o manga

skaianDestiny posted:

As a fan of this series? Hardly.

And, yep. I mean, it is surprisingly better than average in its gay representation, for what's otherwise a pretty heternormative love story? But no.

Lead out in cuffs
Sep 18, 2012

Tanz mit laibach

Im der Pfunderdome!



Also thanks to Dis for these takes, which put into words how I feel about Najimi a lot better than I could:

DisDisDis posted:

this is a dumb way to frame the discussion. Weird bathroom jokes don't become not weird if you fill up the 'cast is nice to trans character' meter enough. I like Najimi and their existence was a big part of me wanting to read the manga. The manga also mines Tadano being weird about their gender for comedy, that's just a fact. I've forgotten the specifics of it but I thought the bit when Tadano sees them in HS for the first time was p reasonable and not mean spirited. By contrast the changing room bit feels really bad to me because it undermines the way the rest of the cast and the manga in general treat Najimi. Like, the punchline is to a really standard ecchi joke setup where the sneaky pervert character is trying to peep on the girls locker room or w/e and the straight man protagonist grabs them by the shirt collar and goes 'not so fast' and we the audience laugh. Except Najimi isn't ever portrayed by the manga to be that archetype (to its credit) and none of the girls treat Najimi heading to the lockers with them as at all out of the ordinary, and they'd obviously look way more out of place in the mens'. But the scene ends right there with the concluding text box that's like "in the end they used the single occupancy" iirc, legitimizing Tadano's viewpoint.
That's the one that really sticks out as bad in my memory but I've seen a lot of people say they felt similar about other jokes about Najimi.
The manga does good and bad things with Najimi and they both exist without cancelling each other out and we should be able to discuss that without saying "well at least it's not as bad as this comically horrible looking trans joke bit from one piece."

DisDisDis posted:

I always read them as nonbinary but I think criticisms kind of apply regardless of how you read them.

The thing I most want is more char development for them because outside of their individual becoming friends with Komi arcs all the side characters basically just exist as their gimmicks and Najimi never really got an arc like that so they've pretty much just been the social butterfly funny mischief maker forever.

DisDisDis posted:

no najimi romance no sale

Wark Say
Feb 22, 2013


Zofia Today
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Lipstick Apathy

Najimi's biggest arc should be to stop worrying about semester finals. You're gonna be fine, Mx Najimi.

Mors Rattus
Oct 25, 2007

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I think it really doesn't help with Najimi that the translators often add in their own pronoun weirdness. Because while the bathroom weirdness jokes are unfortunately text, the pronouns can't be because that's not how Japanese works.

Xelkelvos
Dec 19, 2012


More Delusions including someone fantasizing about Tadano-chan

Mirage
Oct 27, 2000

At least CyberLowtax likes me.

The guy with the Tadano-kun-chan delusion was a member of the group who knew that Tadano was sitting right there. That was almost a backhanded confession.

Patware
Jan 3, 2005



Another one in the pile

Lead out in cuffs
Sep 18, 2012

Tanz mit laibach

Im der Pfunderdome!



I thought the ninja-dude delusion was about Najimi-san for a second and got excited.

Tenebrais
Sep 2, 2011



It's cool that Ohai gets to fantasise along with them and no one's a creep about it.

I mean they're all being a bit creepy in general, but not to her at least.

#pornlogbros

Nihilarian
Oct 2, 2013




Lead out in cuffs posted:

I thought the ninja-dude delusion was about Najimi-san for a second and got excited.
najimi was in the first delusion

Lead out in cuffs
Sep 18, 2012

Tanz mit laibach

Im der Pfunderdome!



Nihilarian posted:

najimi was in the first delusion

Nah that's Ase Shibuki the sweaty girl.

This manga has over 100 named characters. Several of them besides Najimi also have short/medium blonde hair.

Grapplejack
Nov 27, 2007



Mirage posted:

The guy with the Tadano-kun-chan delusion was a member of the group who knew that Tadano was sitting right there. That was almost a backhanded confession.

I can't believe Tadano's first pseudo-confession was from a side character lol

Patware
Jan 3, 2005



Lead out in cuffs posted:

Nah that's Ase Shibuki the sweaty girl.

This manga has over 100 named characters. Several of them besides Najimi also have short/medium blonde hair.

no literally the FIRST first

Lead out in cuffs
Sep 18, 2012

Tanz mit laibach

Im der Pfunderdome!



Oh yeah, so they were...

https://mangadex.org/chapter/34008/3

Mirage
Oct 27, 2000

At least CyberLowtax likes me.

Odato desperately introducing more girl characters so he can do another low-maintenance delusions chapter.

Compendium
Jun 18, 2013

M-E-J-E-D


Consider this: they are very fun

When's Tsunde Reika

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gimme the GOD DAMN candy
Jul 1, 2007

Ask me about the hate crime perpetrated against a gay black man, and how it was a real hate crime and totally not fabricated. I am well acquainted with the facts of this actual hate crime which actually took place in actuality.

the only one that wasn't incredibly wholesome was the trampolines.

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