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Uramikoi, Koi, Uramikoi.


Alt Names: alt Hateful Coming, Love, Hateful Love.alt 우라미 코이, 코이, 우라미 코이alt Urami Koi, Koi, Urami Koialt Urami Koi, Koi, Urami Koi.alt 恨み来、恋、恨み恋。alt 招恨,恋恨恋alt 怨恋
Author: Aki Taka
Artist: Aki Taka
Genres: Action ActionComedy ComedyDrama DramaRomance RomanceShounen ShounenSupernatural SupernaturalTragedy Tragedy
Type: Manga (Japanese)
Status: Ongoing
Description: The Twelve City, a land governed by the leaders of the families who bear in their names the Chinese zodiac. In a city where youkai and humans coexist, the cat youkai who holds a grudge against the Rat Family appears in front of Nekuni Kyouichi, the head of the Rat Family. It's a malice-covered Hateful cat who is aiming for his life. But that youkai is Nekogasaki Natsuho, who's also extremely anxious around other people... Just like the saying "Curiosity killed the cat" goes, will these feelings also kill the cat?
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Vol.6 Ch.29: He Who Does Not Dare Enter a Rat's Hole Will Not Catch the Young
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More power to you then. Just gets frustrating, as a woman, seeing so many cases of female characters essentially trapped by and reduced to their ~unrequited love~ because they're not the main heroine, when there's more interesting plot points to be used. 

All in all tho, i would agree that making the "Unrequited Childhood Friend" suffers by making them somehow cannot progress or move on would just be sad and bad. I mean, when i think about it, there's actually very little instances where the "childhood friend" was in love with the MC.

 

Hence why i like this chapter, even if the ship will sunk in the end, at least Ayaka's now have opened the chance to either progress or move on with Kyouichi.

Lastly, to drive another point home, i honestly think Ayaka's unrequited childhood friend status make her more interesting to me. Annoying Clingy Lesbian Friend that always cockblock the MC? Now that's something i could live without.

 

More power to you then. Just gets frustrating, as a woman, seeing so many cases of female characters essentially trapped by and reduced to their ~unrequited love~ because they're not the main heroine, when there's more interesting plot points to be used. 

 

(Though I'd, personally, love a plot twist where the lesbian friend "gets the girl" though. God knows that would be a lot more fun to read.)

I WANT 

A Y A K A

TO WIN

I don't quite think you're getting that I'm protesting that the sacrificial childhood friend role exists. It's not pleasant because it's tired, overdone, and adds nothing to the story but some uneccessary drama that a smart writer could achieve through actual, meaningful conflict about something that matters. And why couldn't that character development happen without delegating her to the "childhood friend with unrequited love" role instead?

Because trope exists to be used, no matter how bad they are, and it is the writer's duty to make them good, unfortunately many fails, and that's the sad truth.

 

Also mind you, it's nothing new in stories that focus on drama to add tropes and cliches that basically adds nothing but well... more drama. :P

 

Lastly, to drive another point home, i honestly think Ayaka's unrequited childhood friend status make her more interesting to me. Annoying Clingy Lesbian Friend that always cockblock the MC? Now that's something i could live without.

DAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAM!!!!

 

I mean Natsuho its so damn cute but Ayaka has her moments too... Can't tell where this is going!!! D:!!!

But the "doomed childhood friend love interest" role's use is exactly to be sacrificed. Sacrifice are never pleasurable nor something that people look forward to.
 
Plus, if the author played his cards right, the character developments that could happen afterward could be amazing.


I don't quite think you're getting that I'm protesting that the sacrificial childhood friend role exists. It's not pleasant because it's tired, overdone, and adds nothing to the story but some uneccessary drama that a smart writer could achieve through actual, meaningful conflict about something that matters.

And why couldn't that character development happen without delegating her to the "childhood friend with unrequited love" role instead?

Wait, what's with Kyoichi's sudden power-up in chapter 29?

Nah, I definitely agree with Ayaka being important in the story, especially with what you mentioned in the spoiler tags. I just think it's unfortunate and lazy she has the "doomed childhood friend love interest" pinned on her when that part doesn't add anything, that's what I don't understand in her role. It's sad that someone has to be "sacrificed" for progression, it's very tired at this point.

But the "doomed childhood friend love interest" role's use is exactly to be sacrificed. Sacrifice are never pleasurable nor something that people look forward to.

 

Plus, if the author played his cards right, the character developments that could happen afterward could be amazing.

I think the original chinese zodiac race story depicts the animal buffalo and rat as close friend, hence why their position is close to each other (rat 1st, buffalo 2nd), which again i question why. :P

 

Or maybe the "close friend" there is more of "devious rat that takes advantage of a buffalo's kindness".  :rolleyes:

 

Spoiler

 

It's probably just one of the many stories though. But the part where the cat was supposed to be on the race but had its position stolen by the rat seems to be consistent throughout many stories.

 

More importantly, Ayaka deserves happiness.

And you have to remember, outside of her crush to Kyouichi, Ayaka herself is a pretty important figure in-universe, so it's kinda unfair if you think she's written just to become the pitiful unrequited childhood friend.


Nah, I definitely agree with Ayaka being important in the story, especially with what you mentioned in the spoiler tags. I just think it's unfortunate and lazy she has the "doomed childhood friend love interest" pinned on her when that part doesn't add anything, that's what I don't understand in her role. It's sad that someone has to be "sacrificed" for progression, it's very tired at this point.

That was another Chinese Zodiac Story. The dog king ruled over the other zodiacs, but it was obviously more comical in tone. Somewhat.

How many version of Chinese Zodiac Story are there? :P

Nah, Frog n Scorpion story is more about how stupid/suicidal scorpion is (scorpion generally sting only when its irritated, that fable is needlessly dark) while in chinese zodiac case, the rat somehow let the buffalo comes in the 2nd place.

 

Wait, the dog? Not the dragon?

That was another Chinese Zodiac Story. The dog king ruled over the other zodiacs, but it was obviously more comical in tone. Somewhat.

Did I miss something? When did the story become worthy of the "Harem" tag?

Afaik only two characters are attracted to the MC, and the MC is only attracted to one of them. Doesn't feel worthy of the harem tag, unless there's something hidden in the raws[if there is any higher amount of untranslated raws]...

Shhhhhh,keep quiet.We are lucky enough not to read the dumb !!!!NTR¡¡¡¡ scream when the ogre girl confessed made by the usual suspects that don't know any other kind of relations between characters.

Did I miss something? When did the story become worthy of the "Harem" tag?

Afaik only two characters are attracted to the MC, and the MC is only attracted to one of them. Doesn't feel worthy of the harem tag, unless there's something hidden in the raws[if there is any higher amount of untranslated raws]...

So it's like the frog and scorpion? And isn't the dog technically the strongest in the zodiac? Or did Carnivorous Princess Yegrinna lie to me... 

Nah, Frog n Scorpion story is more about how stupid/suicidal scorpion is (scorpion generally sting only when its irritated, that fable is needlessly dark) while in chinese zodiac case, the rat somehow let the buffalo comes in the 2nd place.

 

Wait, the dog? Not the dragon?

I think the original chinese zodiac race story depicts the animal buffalo and rat as close friend, hence why their position is close to each other (rat 1st, buffalo 2nd), which again i question why. :P

 

Or maybe the "close friend" there is more of "devious rat that takes advantage of a buffalo's kindness".  :rolleyes:

So it's like the frog and scorpion? And isn't the dog technically the strongest in the zodiac? Or did Carnivorous Princess Yegrinna lie to me... 

A bull dating a rat Kek

I think the original chinese zodiac race story depicts the animal buffalo and rat as close friend, hence why their position is close to each other (rat 1st, buffalo 2nd), which again i question why. :P

 

Or maybe the "close friend" there is more of "devious rat that takes advantage of a buffalo's kindness".  :rolleyes:

A chick with balls


A bull dating a rat

Kek

A chick with balls

Goichi became the way he is after he took the headship position for the Rat clan. Now that Miyako is the head of the clan and considering all that happened so far as well as the dialog she shared in chapter 28, she will one day become the next Goichi. From what I can tell so far, I would say that Goichi was unfortunate as he did not really have anyone else within his clan to share his feelings or burden as a leader and therefore always had to make all the hard decisions himself and take all the burden and responsibility upon himself for the safety and prosperity of his clan as their leader.
 

Spoiler

 

Imouto went way too harsh on the rabbit, but if she simply let rabbit be, their city might as well have been destroyed. And this is the fucking part that is messed up; this is the time the new generation should try to fix the shit done by the generations of the past. Only Kyoichi shows signs of ever doing that, because his sister is headed toward becoming a piece of shit just like their grandfather, if the conversation at the end of ch.28 is any indication.

Harsh? I can argue that it's lenient. All she did was basically forced the rabbit clan to have absolute obedience to the Rat clan as a retainer clan supposed to be and she forced such an order because she knows Rabbit will continue to hurt them otherwise and she does not want to punish them any further. Considering how the Rabbit was thinking of killing Sato, had attacked many civilians, , tried to kill Sen, and was thinking of killilng Kyouchi, Miyako was lenient about the situation and the only reason I can think she was like this is because she is in fact sympathetic and understand well the bad things that her clan had done to the Rabbit clan. We just now need Kyouchi, whose position is a bit of an outlier, to pro-actively mends the relationship between all clans. I'm very sure Miyako would support that but at the same time as the leader of the Rat clan, she will have to proactively protect their back like when she had Sen to simply monitor the Tiger clan member who came to visit to make sure they aren't here of hostile reasons considering the unfriendly relationship the two clan had in the past. She's not actively being negative towards other clans but instead appraising then while defending her clan. It's definitely the step in the right direction.

Minor spoilers, but a certain upcoming yokai looks like freaking Nosferatu Zod!

Rats get a bum rap, as do most rodents. But if I had to guess why they are in the Zodiac, it would be their strength in numbers (ever see Willard or Ben?)

Well in some versions of the zodiac story, the rat is an evil fucker who lied, cheated and/or outright murdered his way into the zodiac.

 

Very few cultures look kindly on rats and it shows reflects heavily in mythology.

This whole thing with Ayaka is driving me crazy... I want to like her, but it's so hard because of how she's written. Why do people feel the need to add a "childhood friend who's always been in love with the protagonist" if you intend on having a different pair for the protagonist? What's the point in writing a female character for that purpose? Is this a male fantasy thing? I genuinely don't understand what it adds to the story at all, in any series with this kind of trope.

Honestly, a childhood friend love interest is actually one of the (i think) easiest sacrifice to produce a boost in progress and confession of feelings between the main couple.

 

And you have to remember, outside of her crush to Kyouichi, Ayaka herself is a pretty important figure in-universe, so it's kinda unfair if you think she's written just to become the pitiful unrequited childhood friend.

Spoiler

This whole thing with Ayaka is driving me crazy... I want to like her, but it's so hard because of how she's written. Why do people feel the need to add a "childhood friend who's always been in love with the protagonist" if you intend on having a different pair for the protagonist? What's the point in writing a female character for that purpose? Is this a male fantasy thing? I genuinely don't understand what it adds to the story at all, in any series with this kind of trope.

 

More waifus = More appeal => Profit

Oversaturation of harem boils down to that, I think. Well, certain characters only exist to develop other characters which is unfortunate.

I like that Rat Youkai Conscience Persona of Kyouichi, so sinister.

 

Oh dear, that was a bold move Sayaka, and not an entirely vain move either, cuz despite their chemistry, Kyouichi haven't officially made Natsuho his girlfriend yet. :P

 

But remember, the thing is, she's SLOWLY becoming more like her grandfather. Who knows, maybe a couple of chapters later, she will become much more merciless, as more and more responsibility as a clan's head are presented upon her.

 

I'm frankly still questioning to this day why does chinese zodiacs have RAT, a pest of harvest, as primary animal.

Minor spoilers, but a certain upcoming yokai looks like freaking Nosferatu Zod!

Rats get a bum rap, as do most rodents. But if I had to guess why they are in the Zodiac, it would be their strength in numbers (ever see Willard or Ben?)

What's the point in writing a female character for that purpose?

Cheap plot device, and making it easier for nerds to self-insert sells.


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