i’m really angry about some gamako shippers? like, their situation is such an overused premise and just not beneficial to trigger’s image at all. do you guys not remember the huge controversy at the beginning of klk with the whole feminism thing?? but then klk showed their truly bamf females and then all was well hell ye
gamako becoming canon would probably ruin that.
these gamako fans are creaming themselves rn, they’ve been saying “IT’S CANON!!!!” since fucking ep 15. of course, i’m not gonna deny that gamagoori has a crush on mako, because he does.
but that doesn’t make it fucking canon. both characters have to express a mutual attraction to each other and guess what?? mako has zero attraction to gamagoori. zero. show me one moment where mako was only focused on gamagoori as a person and not ryuko.
the people who are claiming that gamako is now canon are completely ignoring mako’s lack of attraction to gamagoori and invalidating her own feelings. of course, it ALWAYS has to be about what the GUY wants, right?? if the GUY has a crush on a girl, then he can do whatever he wants to get her and everyone’ll support HIM fully! and yet when a girl shows a healthy and safe attraction to another girl like, literally every single episode, it’s completely ignored because SHE HAS TO BE WITH GAMAGOORI BECAUSE HE LOVES HER. SHE DOESN’T GET TO BE WITH WHO SHE LIKES BECAUSE SHE IS NOW LOVED BY GAMAGOORI. OMG THEY’RE SOOOO CANON AND CUTE.
also, something that completely supports my argument is this comic.
just read it. is that supposed to be fucking romantic? does this seem cute to you?
he’s. fucking. fORCING HER TO GO TO PROM WITH HIM. how the fuck is that cute. if gamagoori was a female who forced a male mako to go to prom with her, i bet my life that people would be weirded out and say “she’s such a crazy bitch” because that is what happens in real life. guys can be as forceful as they want to girls and it comes off as romantic but the minute the roles are switched the girl becomes a psychotic bitch.
and what’s tragic is that mako is an amazing female character. her storyline is not driven by ANY male characters, only ryuko. even though mako is not able to fight well, she is still brave and is able to protect the people she loves. she definitely doesn’t seem like a complex character, but the fact that she never sticks to one stereotype is beautiful. one moment she’s like an innocent child, the next her nose is dripping blood after seeing her friend’s great rack. one moment she’s jumping into the middle of an extremely dangerous battle between the most ferocious women in school, the next she’s cowering on the floor and has to be protected by ryuko. even though she is sometimes used for fanservice, she has a personality and she has people she loves and she has things she will fight for.
which is why i was extremely disappointed to see gamagoori save her in episode 19. once again, the female character is taken away just so that she can be saved by the male. trigger started out with an OUTSTANDING mako mankanshoku, they need to keep her that way.
i don’t care if you ship gamako. you ship what you want, nobody can judge you just for what you like. but if you’re that kind of shipper that completely destroys mako’s personality and ignores the things she values, like the artist above, then please reconsider. this anime has enough feminist haters already.