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Bloom into You Vol. 7

Bloom into You Vol. 7

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Usually love triangles like this make me pretty frustrated, because I don't like to see girls suffering from rejection.

Those rob the creators of the income they need to survive and reduce the chance of manga and anime being legitimately released in English. Similarly, Yuu has a very important conversation with her aromantic buddy, and starts moving towards her emotional conclusion as well.

This was a very well written moment by the author and the way she wrote the scene was very thoughtful and sensitive. BTW, I use both aromantic and asexual because they are not interchangeable but the characters don't use either term to identify themselves, so I shouldn't really be assuming anything). One of my favorite scenes was early on when Touko tries to strike up a conversation with Yuu, but Yuu wants nothing to do with her. I feel that door was closed for Yuu earlier than this, but the whole sequence is definitely important for her as a character.

You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice. It's good to have a character like Maki for representation, someone who is so completely asexual/aromantic that there is no mistaking it. Also, since we've been talking about quality depictions of teenagers, I know that Touko has sexual desire for Yuu, that's been clear throughout the series. prose/writing (0-10): 8 - I think some of Touko and Sayaka's interactions and how Yuu is depicted a bit like a sulking, petulant, emotional wreck even within her tightly controlled unemotional self demonstrates some really fine writing of teen characters. And to be honest, I think that extra time processing both helped me to enjoy volume 7 more than I would have otherwise.Yuu has always loved shoujo manga and fantasizes about the day that, she, too, will get a love confession that will send her heart a-flutter. The 103 third parties who use cookies on this service do so for their purposes of displaying and measuring personalized ads, generating audience insights, and developing and improving products. When Yuu protests that criticism and says she's the same as Maki, he says they aren't playing for the same team. The other major aspect of this volume that I want to highlight is some very strong writing, both characters and dialogue. There’s a bit about the relationship between the teacher and the bar owner and how their relationship started.

Despite a lot of concern and criticism with Yuu finally confessing to Touko at the end of volume 6 and the "inevitability" of their relationship by the time the series ends in volume 8, I still think Yuu provides that representation, which I'll discuss later in this review. From what I understand, it is entirely possible for someone who is aromantic and/or asexual to also love someone, whether that is because romantic and sexual feelings exist on a spectrum, or just because asexual and aromantic people can love, just in their own ways. Sayaka finally confesses, expressing to Touko that at first she might have fallen for the version of Touko that she created for others, but even after getting to know her, her feelings stayed the same. Up through volume 5, Yuu really had been presented to the audience as aromantic/asexual, and her friendship with Maki who is also aromantic/asexual provided nice moments of pseudo exposition on it for the audience.I "get" why Touko didn't want Yuu getting attached before the play, the whole: "I'm not really me, but my sister, so don't fall in love with a fake pretend thing.

Without spoilers though for some really wonderful scenes, I do want to highlight some of their dialogue. I do think that there’s a fundamental difference in how Yuu and Sayaka love Touko, which is not necessarily stated (maybe a little in this volume) but has been present throughout the series. But I would like to present another way of looking at Yuu that might reconcile both the representation and her confession and feelings for Touko. We knew from previous volumes that Miyako was the first woman Hakozaki was with and that she had dated men before. Sayaka's arc wasn't just a loose thread to be tied though, it was meaningful character growth for both her and Nanami, and something I think was handled very well.Every other choice makes a woman “unpure” which is why I loathe the concept of purity as a value of a woman’s worth that is still prevalent in this world. But when the next person to confess to Yuu is the alluring Nanami herself, has Yuu’s shoujo romance finally begun? But things don't go as planned, since Nanami instead of accepting Yuu's feelings just says "I'm sorry.



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