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Grand Blue


Alt Names: alt ぐらんぶるalt Büyük Mavialt Biru Teragungalt Engrandeng Asulalt 그랑블루alt Gran azulalt Grand bleualt Guran Burualt Store Blå
Author: Inoue Kenji
Artist: Yoshioka Kimitake
Genres: Comedy ComedyEcchi EcchiRomance RomanceSchool Life School LifeSeinen SeinenSlice of Life Slice of LifeSports Sports
Type: Manga (Japanese)
Status: Ongoing
Description: A new life begins for Kitahara Iori as he begins his college career near the ocean in Izu city, full of excitement for his new life. He will be moving into his Uncle’s diving store “Grand Blue.” There he finds the beautiful ocean, beautiful women, and men that love diving and alcohol. Will Iori be able to live his dream college life?
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Vol.9 Ch.35: Liked by Otoya-kun
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I really want for the 6/7 to come sooner, but I really have a lot of things to do in between,

mixed feelings are hard D:

 
A trap and reverse trap are essentially the same character.
 
A trap is a character that is cute/feminine and could be shown as either a boy, a girl, or unknown but carries the implication they are a boy along with the male MC being attracted to them. The ending is what ultimately defines them, a "trap" being the really a boy version and a "reverse trap" being the really a girl version of the same character. Basically a reverse trap is the "just kidding gotcha" ending to a character that starts as a trap.
 
The point is there being a "trap" to the character, so a girl that is masculine and passes as a guy isn't really a reverse trap because there is no "trapping into attraction" aspect.

 

The explanation's very nice, but you got the thing wrong along the way.

 

"Traps" are boys that look like girls, "reverse traps" are girls that look like boys. It's pretty straightforward. However, somewhere along the way, the line of ambiguity between what defines a trap and what defines a reverse trap gets blurred as we got into the androgynous territory, where a character looks like an 11-year old boy. What you're referring to as a "reverse trap" is actually what I'd like to call a "false trap", because the "boy that looks like a girl" is actually a girl all along. That's two layers of entrapment. "Reverse traps" only act "in reverse", so the entrapment goes towards thinking it's a guy.

So is he a reverse trap, or is this where Azusa believes that Iori, Kouhei and Otoya are in a gay love triangle together much to everyone's drunken confusion?

Agreed. Saw it coming from an absolute mile away. Just takes a small touch of genre savvy.

 

Same here, but IMO it's still pretty hilarious, especially since it means another person will be after Iori's life.

I believe I'm stating the obvious here, but being Chisa is suffering.

Well, considering the author...

I would say that

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Wait. So some people think that this is a girl disguised as a guy?

 

I have to admit his butt on page 19 looks quite feminine, but didn't he change with the other guys?

Just playing the devil's advocate here. . .

 

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A trap and reverse trap are essentially the same character.
 
A trap is a character that is cute/feminine and could be shown as either a boy, a girl, or unknown but carries the implication they are a boy along with the male MC being attracted to them. The ending is what ultimately defines them, a "trap" being the really a boy version and a "reverse trap" being the really a girl version of the same character. Basically a reverse trap is the "just kidding gotcha" ending to a character that starts as a trap.
 
The point is there being a "trap" to the character, so a girl that is masculine and passes as a guy isn't really a reverse trap because there is no "trapping into attraction" aspect.

getting a new chapter of this every month instead of every week hurts my very soul ):

Same here.

 

I don't know why people here and there, namely you, are talking about a "trap" or even a "reverse trap".

 

A trap is a boy who passes as a girl. A reverse trap would be a girl who passes as a boy.

 

No such thing here.

 

Or the definition of "trap" evolved into "an effeminate gay boy" while I was looking the other way.

 

For the sake of clarity, he meant that there was nothing that implied he/she changed with the other guys.

Don't worry Chisa, The new information actually rises the chance Iori ends dead in the crossed fire.

Busujima... not only rejected by "the likes" of Kouhei, but also beaten to a punch (regarding Otoya) by Iori.

 

uh well, drink it away lads!

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Agreed. Saw it coming from an absolute mile away. Just takes a small touch of genre savvy.

Eh?

Anyone noticed Iori bringing Kouhei somewhere on page 33, and then, page 38, Iori wiping clean his hands of something that reaaaaaally resemble blood ?

RIP Kouhei (Ch 2 - Ch.35), may his waifus comfort his soul in the afterlife  :(

Same here.
 
I don't know why people here and there, namely you, are talking about a "trap" or even a "reverse trap".
 
A trap is a boy who passes as a girl. A reverse trap would be a girl who passes as a boy.
 
No such thing here.
 
Or the definition of "trap" evolved into "an effeminate gay boy" while I was looking the other way.

A trap is a boy too cute to be a boy. Jeez. Pick up a weeb lexicon at least.

There wasn't anything that implied that if my eyes aren't total trash

 

Same here.

 

I don't know why people here and there, namely you, are talking about a "trap" or even a "reverse trap".

 

A trap is a boy who passes as a girl. A reverse trap would be a girl who passes as a boy.

 

No such thing here.

 

Or the definition of "trap" evolved into "an effeminate gay boy" while I was looking the other way.

This is one of the most troll and misunderstood manga I have ever read

Wait. So some people think that this is a girl disguised as a guy?

 

I have to admit his butt on page 19 looks quite feminine, but didn't he change with the other guys?

 

There wasn't anything that implied that if my eyes aren't total trash

Wait. So some people think that this is a girl disguised as a guy?

 

I have to admit his butt on page 19 looks quite feminine, but didn't he change with the other guys?

Spoiler

This is definitely a trap.

Oh man, something inside Chisa died on that last page xD. Dunno if its a trap or a reverse-trap but Azusa is gonna enjoy it so much xDDD

 

And dang, how do i miss my weekly dosis of GB :(

Anyone noticed Iori bringing Kouhei somewhere on page 33, and then, page 38, Iori wiping clean his hands of something that reaaaaaally resemble blood ?


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