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True Love


Alt Names: alt True Love (SUGIYAMA Miwako)
Author: Sugiyama Miwako
Artist: Sugiyama Miwako
Genres: Drama DramaRomance RomanceSchool Life School LifeShoujo Shoujo
Type: Manga (Japanese)
Status: Ongoing
Description: Ai just loves her big brother, Yuzuru! He's so kind, so reliable and so cool! He always protects Ai from trouble and when she cries, he cheers her up! He's the perfect big brother. But, bad things happen soon. Her parents divorce and she and her brother are separated! Now, after 9 years, one day, Ai, now 14 years old, finds a tall boy in front of her school! Who is this boy-?
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Aha. I guess that explains the mother's reaction, then. Fair enough! It's... rather contrived, but alright, sure. The author had a very limited number of options for telling this kind of story, without getting an adult's-only label slapped on their shojo melodrama, so I guess they did what they had to do.

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Maybe there's a bonus chapter coming that will actually tie up some of the many, many plot threads that have just been dropped? Hopefully? I hope so. If this is it, that's... very disappointing.

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I quite agree with you. but even if she knew my previous point still stanss.

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See, the thing is, I understand their mother's point of view .I don't know how to use the spoiler tag so I'll be vague Family, no matter the circumstances, is still family. Those two grew up as siblings. She raised them as her children. So when she found out that they were in a relationship with each other, of course she would react like that. Her /children/ are dating each other. Her children that still act like siblings. That's something that she finds emotionally abhorrent. I get that. I understand get response and actions. She's just doing what she feels is best.
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She loves them and is concerned for their future. Now don't get me wrong I love Ai and Yuzuru together they're cute. I want them to be happy together since I believe that people should be able to love whom they want as long as both parties are consenting. But I do understand the mother's reaction.

Read 1 chapter only to find out the part I liked is the very thing being denounced.

Well, to be honest, while I would have nothing against a good story that was about moving on and maturity and such, I think this is the wrong story for that message.  I mean, the only reason she's been "moving on" is because she (and her brother) were coerced by a combination of her mother going off the deep end and dictating to her and a random tragedy which made her feel like a villain for proposing to do what she actually wanted.  I could get behind a story about moving on from lost love, but not a story about how the right thing to do is to give in when authority figures dictate your love life to you, which is what the direction you want would have to involve if it was done within this story's setup.

So wait...

 

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I think you're seriously misreading it.  She's portrayed more as fooling herself than as showing maturity.  If you wanted something to show a limited, skeptical view of love then romance manga is the wrong genre for you.
If anything, her major character flaw through the manga is a willingness to give in to people's decisions about her life rather than insist on the primacy of her own feelings.

Read 1 chapter only to find out the part I liked is the very thing being denounced.

Her former desire to make a permanent scar, followed by the realization that she's losing those feelings and nothing lasts forever was touching. She's showing maturity

I think you're seriously misreading it.  She's portrayed more as fooling herself than as showing maturity.  If you wanted something to show a limited, skeptical view of love then romance manga is the wrong genre for you.

If anything, her major character flaw through the manga is a willingness to give in to people's decisions about her life rather than insist on the primacy of her own feelings.

At first, I was like "Well, yeah, I guess that's invariably how these things go, whatever", but after thinking about it a bit more, I'm getting really confused.

 

I agree. I feel like the mother's extreme reactions make sense IF it was genuine (we'd understand why a parent would freak out and do something hurtful, then), so the traditional cop-out feels more like a we-don't-want-this-banned publisher fiat than anything else.

 

Though it really hurts to see Ai giving up on life. At this rate she'd be one of those "happy" people who suddenly "has a tragic car accident" when she can just no longer take it.

I like this romance, but...

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At first, I was like "Well, yeah, I guess that's invariably how these things go, whatever", but after thinking about it a bit more, I'm getting really confused.
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I mean, even with this omiai thing, the mother looks a lot less frenzied about it, but it really feels like she's still obsessively trying to push Ai away from Yuzuru, even if that means marrying her off to some guy a dozen years her senior. There's really no reason for her to suggest it other than that, and I think Ai sees it too.

I don't feel the omiai is necessarily a pure needless drama thing, I think it goes a long way to show how paranoid her mother still is, even if she appears more stable, and it also shows how much Ai has just given up on everything after losing Yuzuru. There is some character value in it, rather than something like randomly getting hit by a car and having them all reunite because of that.
Her former desire to make a permanent scar, followed by the realization that she's losing those feelings and nothing lasts forever was touching. She's showing maturity, but then the author introduces marriage as a way for her to move on. To an older, bald guy that will probably appear in less than 10 pages. Yeah, sure. Because she'd never be able to move forward on her own, right? The author being unable to find a resolution without creating unnecessary drama is really disappointing, even more so when this happens literally every time.

I like this romance, but...
 

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If you want a no-cop-out, pretty realistic feeling incest-romance manga, you want Koi Kaze.

Perché non le continuate in Ita????????

Questo manga è finito ormai da anni sul forum in italiano Manga cosmo

omg it's still going, why...

I like this romance, but...

 

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Perché non le continuate in Ita????????

If I didn't know full well that it was all going to turn around in a couple chapters (not because I've read ahead or anything, just because duh) I would certainly be looking into table-flipping iconography around now.  Although,

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You could always just have one kid you know(problem solved), unless your future spouse is going to whine about wanting more.

Given that making fetishes out of breaking taboos seems to be escalating, I'd be more worried about the future spouse.

 

Old, awful, very insensitive joke:

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Oh, FFS.

I'm quite glad I had Spanish in high school now^^ quite clichéd, but worthwhile nevertheless =)

or you can just translate one page in the last chapter and get the gist of the ending.

I'm quite glad I had Spanish in high school now^^ quite clichéd, but worthwhile nevertheless =)
Wow, god is a real vindictive son of a bitch in this manga, huh?

Translation error on ch.27 p.31. That sound effect is the door closing signal, not a phone call.


Thank you very much! Sorry for the error.

Translation error on ch.27 p.31. That sound effect is the door closing signal, not a phone call.

Cringe.


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