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Tonari no Robot


Alt Names: alt となりのロボット
Author: Nishi Uko
Artist: Nishi Uko
Genres: Sci-fi Sci-fiShoujo ShoujoShoujo Ai Shoujo Ai
Type: Manga (Japanese)
Status: Ongoing
Description: The series is about a robot and her high school student neighbour, the only one who knows her secret.
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No,this is wrong. Even if you use the imo crazy definition of the word gender, it only defines the social and cultural characteristics attributed to ones sex.

 

A robot, however has no cultural or social characteristics because it's neither a human nor alive. It's a machine similar to a car or a coffee machine, they also don't have a "gender" even if some crazy people give them names and talk to them...

 

So after all, this can't be called Shoujo Ai because of the Batoto definition of the tag Shoujo Ai which is ~ *less* intimate relationship between girls/women.

 

If you want to degrade women to the level of a coffee machine or nail clipper, feel free to readd the Shoujo AI tag.

This is the publisher's website and their summary of the comic:
http://www.akitashoten.co.jp/comics/4253100554
 

女同士、人間とロボット。そんな2人の恋は、不完全なのに真剣で、不器用なのにキラキラしてて、純粋なのに衝撃的で…。 
キュートでピュアな2人の少女が贈る最高に愛しいガールズファンタジー!!
 
"Both women, a human and a robot. Their love, imperfect yet earnest, clumsy yet shining, pure yet agonizing....
Two cute and pure girls present the most lovely Girls Fantasy!!"
 
I think the genre is clearly shoujo ai.

Sex = biological markers/genitals

Gender = what you present and are perceived as 

 

The robot is female because she looks and acts like one, regardless of her true sex. Unless this turns into an H-manga it's pretty unimportant what her robo lady parts are like. 

No,this is wrong. Even if you use the imo crazy definition of the word gender, it only defines the social and cultural characteristics attributed to ones sex.

 

A robot, however has no cultural or social characteristics because it's neither a human nor alive. It's a machine similar to a car or a coffee machine, they also don't have a "gender" even if some crazy people give them names and talk to them...

 

So after all, this can't be called Shoujo Ai because of the Batoto definition of the tag Shoujo Ai which is ~ *less* intimate relationship between girls/women.

 

If you want to degrade women to the level of a coffee machine or nail clipper, feel free to readd the Shoujo AI tag.

Is it ended? I really found this series touching, and really feels like a real robot, but yet really sentient in her own way.

A bit of a weak ending. Not bad by any means, but I think it could've been a little better. It was an interesting manga. I liked how it was more sci fi than yuri.

Phew, I'm glad this had a happy ending.

Yeah, unfortunately it ended pretty quickly. It was an interesting enough story that I feel like it could've lasted.

such a melancholy chapter. Huge time skip. 

Aaauuggghhhh!!!  Heavy damage sustained.

It's over too. so even more damage now. Unless MAL doesn't count special chapters

It's a Shoujo AI.

Aaauuggghhhh!!!  Heavy damage sustained.

It's a Shoujo AI.

wouldn't that make it "cybering" or something other?

is this story still considered shoujo ai, if the girl is a robot?

 

It's a Shoujo AI.

I have a question is this story still considered shoujo ai, if the girl is a robot?  I mean as robot if she were to get the right "attachment/part" would thing change?  As robot she's gotta come with different "gears" and "equipment" right?

Thanks for reviving this manga

From that same site searching "gender"
 
a. Either of the two divisions, designated female and male, by whichmost organisms are classified on the basis of their reproductiveorgans and functions; sex.
b. One's identity as female or male or as neither entirely female norentirely male.


That does not contradict my statement. I specifically mentioned there existed an extra definition that allowed it to be used as "what you are perceived as". My point was that it also means "sex", so if you are trying to semantically refer to two different things, you shouldn't use an ambiguous term like "gender" and instead use "gender identity".

That's some intense sideline commentary from the scientists. It's like I'm watching a CSI episode. CSI: Tokyo, "(Don't) Touch a High School Girl."

Actually, that's not true. Gender is a synonym for sex. It has an extra definition that lets it refer to what you are perceived as. If you want to be concise, you should use the term "gender identity". ( http://www.tfd.com/gender+identity )

From that same site searching "gender"

 

a. Either of the two divisions, designated female and male, by whichmost organisms are classified on the basis of their reproductiveorgans and functions; sex.
b. One's identity as female or male or as neither entirely female norentirely male.

Sex = biological markers/genitals
Gender = what you present and are perceived as


Actually, that's not true. Gender is a synonym for sex. It has an extra definition that lets it refer to what you are perceived as. If you want to be concise, you should use the term "gender identity". ( http://www.tfd.com/gender+identity )

Hmm, how is it shoujo ai if one character is a female human and the other is a genderless robot? Machines don't really have a gender, do they (even if they are built to look like XX, they don't have any genes to define their gender...)?

I think Genderbender should be a more appropriate tag, because it's obviously toying with the idea how people are fixated on the gender-role on view, if crossdressing is a reason to get this tag, even more does this one deserve the tag !

Sex = biological markers/genitals

Gender = what you present and are perceived as 

 

The robot is female because she looks and acts like one, regardless of her true sex. Unless this turns into an H-manga it's pretty unimportant what her robo lady parts are like. 

Who knew that romance with a robot would be so much more human than most shoujo out there. 

Hmm, how is it shoujo ai if one character is a female human and the other is a genderless robot? Machines don't really have a gender, do they (even if they are built to look like XX, they don't have any genes to define their gender...)?

I think Genderbender should be a more appropriate tag, because it's obviously toying with the idea how people are fixated on the gender-role on view, if crossdressing is a reason to get this tag, even more does this one deserve the tag !

Gender =/= Sex (as in the male/female physical traits)

 

To simplify things greatly, and because I am by no means a good consultant on this anyways, gender is whatever you think you are.  Again, very simple and not really all accurate description, but good enough for this conversation.

OK, Theo, come clean--you're a fake, aren't you?  Nobody with the kind of views you normally express about gender roles, homosexuality et cetera would think the way you do in that comment.

Hmm, how is it shoujo ai if one character is a female human and the other is a genderless robot? Machines don't really have a gender, do they (even if they are built to look like XX, they don't have any genes to define their gender...)?

I think Genderbender should be a more appropriate tag, because it's obviously toying with the idea how people are fixated on the gender-role on view, if crossdressing is a reason to get this tag, even more does this one deserve the tag !

This is sooo good!

Wonderful piece of storytelling. Can't wait for more!

This is impressive.  I've seen plenty of these robot-learning-to-be-human-with-some-romance stories.  I don't mind that it's practically a sub-genre because they're usually pretty good.  But this seems head and shoulders above many of them, intelligently written and with much more of a feeling that there's something like an actual robot involved.


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