but i feel if yuki developed on her own with feelings and all

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Here it is!! My collaboration with LetThereBeDoodles! <3 This is something we have been working on for the last couple of weeks and it has been so much fun working together and I am so happy with what we created. We both hope that you enjoy these manips and the story that goes with them!(^-^)

We both wanted to do something new so we decided to create our own adaptation a la Disney! >:D We looked at several stories from around the world and got hooked by the story of Yuki-Onna, a mythical spirit from Japan. This is a character that has been re-imagend several times in film/TV before, so we had to take some artistic liberties in order for it to feel new and unique.

Even though this story is not historically accurate in the sense that it’s not based on real life events or people, we still did our absolute best to thoroughly research the era, culture and legends. But bare in mind that this adaptation was made by two non-Japanese creators, so errors in accuracy may be present. If this had been a real, original film project then we would naturally have hired film makers from a Japanese background to help us in it’s production. :3

DISCLAIMER: We do not own the movies which were used to created theses images. We only take credit for editing and the story.
Movies used: Brother Bear II, Fantasia 2000, Grave of the Fireflies, Lilo & Stitch, Millennium Actress, Mulan I-II, Peter Pan II, Pocahontas I-II, Princess Mononoke, Wolf Children

Story Summary:

WINTERTIDE: The tale of Yuki Onna

(developed by TheNamlessDoll and Lettherebedoodles, written by Lettherebedoodles.)

Every Winter when the snow starts to fall, the people of Japan huddle inside their homes with their families, away from the frigid white wasteland beyond the door.

Every Winter she watches them through the frosted glass, her pale skin barely distinguished from the snow around her, her eyes glinting from behind waves of long ebony hair. It is her job to see that the snow falls, that the winter comes and resets the world, preparing for the new beginning… However, human’s don’t seem to like the cold. They dread her return, and shun her when she arrives. They fear her… she is alone.

Yuki-Onna, the snow woman.

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Hey, @vampireknightcrazziii thanks for replying.  I understand your opinion, but I still don’t believe that there is a double standard.

Motivation & the Rain/Snow Parallel

There needs to be an understanding of the emotional condition both women were in.  My focus is on the motivation for remembering a particular time with the person which is why I emphasized the feeling of admiration which Yuki had accompanying that memory with Kaname.  Whenever Yuki looked back at it at anytime during the manga, we’re reminded it is the time she began seeing him as someone to look up to because she thought he was a gentle vampire. This admiration is separate from the feelings of love she got growing up because admiring someone doesn’t have to lead to love.  I can’t help but wonder if this later attraction was influenced by Kaname ensuring that no other close relationships with persons Yuki’s age were developed as a measure of keeping her to himself.

Juri was a happily married woman, who loved her husband and was looking back at their relationship.  How was Yuki after a year away from the Academy?  We know she wasn’t happy.  What were Yuki’s feelings toward Zero?  Romantic love. Arc two showed not only that it existed, but it got to the point where memories of Zero triggered abnormal thirst, and prevented her from knowing what it was like to have it quenched (this has a calming effect).  

This next point is old but relevant. Use of her fangs would have no effect on whether her thirst was quenched or not because Kaname still pampered her, and as per her words it wasn’t being satisfied by him because of Zero’s existence.  I want to bring out here a frustration of our own—ignoring the rule Kaname pointed out on this matter which Matsuri Hino added as a compass to direct us on how Yuki felt towards both men:

I noticed that persons have said that she needed both Kaname’s and Zero’s, but the rule disagrees because as Kaname said, the blood of the one she loves was necessary. Her fiancé wasn’t quenching her ‘beastly’ thirst, but we see even now that Zero’s blood can.  This has nothing to do with the fact that Kaname’s poison is inside him because if blood composition mattered, then you’re also saying that Yuki romantically loves Sara (in addition to the purebloods she drank from), Shizuka (and people she drank from), Ichiru, and the insane vampires Zero survived on for over twelve months. Along with everyone they drank from.

Why am I saying this? Because I’m stating how Yuki felt about Zero, and I described it as scandalous because, according to the undisputed rule, it reached a romantic level which isn’t impossible because the feelings of characters can change.  Sometimes without even realizing it until things happen. The hints in arc one are there, and can be seen if read with an open mind to the possibility.  Links to a phenomenon of the real world are what writers and mangakas can use to make characters more relatable so that readers care about them.  It’s not impossible for you to develop feeling for another person you didn’t expect after some time, and it wasn’t for Yuki either which was why it did happen.  

What happened during life at the mansion was Yuki trying to move on from the life she got to know, and taking responsibility of her feelings for Zero, as Kaname put it.  This entailed acting on her initial love for him to behave like his fiancée as promised while still a child.

It’s been said that she didn’t care about her feelings for Zero, which took up a microscopic fraction, yet Yuki made a grand deal out of it when Kaname claimed it was ok, which is why Yuki submits to any punishment he gives.  I’m guessing he meant to bleed out her feelings for Zero, through her arm and neck, in the scene which followed the accidental meeting

The action had nothing to do with what Yuki was doing to help the Purebloods because as per the agreement, any punishment recieved had to do with her feelings for Zero, and notice when Yuki began to speak of accepting such a thing—after the moment with Zero.  At no point did this leave her lips before, even when Kaname’s wolf followed Aidou and Yuki.

Yuki’s reason for desiring Kaname’s blood links back to the necessity of acting on her initial feelings.  She cares about his feelings too, and since being with him was what she had wished for, Yuki accepted the changes, and turned a blind eye at shady things because he did them for her causing Yuki to believe she deserved falling to his low state.   In her mind, Kaname was a gun and she the hand which pulled the trigger.

This is what makes that rain/snow parallel justified—rain starts things afresh, Juri and Haruka’s relationship began to change after that day. Juri’s love, and the smell of rain was motivation for looking back at that moment.  The feelings Yuki had for Zero weren’t simply the love for a brother as she thought and as I said before, she was curious to know what Zero thought of the situation after a year. The motivation is love, and the smell of snow along with wanting to fix their relationship while that memory with Kaname is one saturated by admiration.  

The “she loves x or y more” is there because of a certain mindset that even I adopt as a method of clarification.  You said that Yuki does romantically love Zero, but the consensus is that it’s less.  It’s impossible for a girl to experience true, romantic love for two different men simultaneously in both reality and generally in fiction.  The case has to be that the girl either outgrows her first love for one or it is simply a matter of infatuation vs. something that has the potential to go above and beyond.

The speed at which things change among the trio seems sudden.  This is evident in the fact that people say that her attraction to Zero wasn’t part of arc one, but yet suddenly—BAM!—there it is hitting her hard and affecting her engagement, or so we say.  But the signs are there as said before, and the rapidity of realizing that things weren’t so clear cut leads to the conclusion that what she felt was infatuation or a crush because something could happen underground in relation to Zero despite everything.

When I say that Yuki loves Kaname after all these years, I’m not talking about aishiteru—the long-lasting kind of couple love—that Yuki showed she has for Zero in ‘Life.’  This emotion has many layers, and they shift in a LT.  That’s what Ai learned, and there wouldn’t be this problem in the fandom if Kaname was the true guy.  If yume didn’t give me reasons, I would have stopped reading and found something else because I wouldn’t like Kaname getting rewarded for playing dirty.

I did read the chapter you mentioned again.  Yuki’s childhood innocence showed up, and the ignorance she mentioned shielded her from the reality which caused yume’s distance.  The incident involving Ruka begs me to question what difference Yuki saw between Kaname (seen as a gentle vampire for ten years) and Zero (known for only 48 months). She develops a fear of Kaname after seeing him drink from someone else, while Zero’s transformation doesn’t faze her because “Zero is still Zero” despite still being unable to walk in the town by herself. There is also the ending where Yuki says that she was drawn in by the scent of blood the moment she first met Zero which is ironic because humans, especially Yuki, wouldn’t be enticed by it.  Kaname may have been the beginning and end of her life, but Zero became the driving force in it.

Comic-relief Parallel

The next parallel is also not one of double standards, because Yuki and Kaname’s relationship doesn’t have the natural, friendly tone that Zeki has as the years pass and therefore doesn’t even reach the standard.  You can’t call an egg the chicken.  Yuki and Zero’s relationship attained great depth with the help of living together like siblings those pivotal four years. This foundation helped her feelings to surpass what she felt for Kaname.  This allowed Zero to become her best male friend, so you’ll see them joking around, teasing each other and being brutally honest in a way that you never see in Yume’s relationship.  It was natural, instinctive and comfortable.  Juri and Haruka’s interactions were like this as well.  Yuki and Juri could show their playful side, even as adults.  While Yuki grew up as a human, she had reservations around Kaname because of not wanting to disappoint him.   All this is why I said the similarity of the scene represents this aspect of their relationship.

You used a fanbook page to draw a similarity between Kaname and Haruka, but the former takes being sadistic and masochistic to a level that Haruka wouldn’t touch.  That’s why in that very scene Kaname asks “What are you saying?” because there are times when he smiles on the surface while being serious about his comments.  Kaname has good, high points in his 10,000+ years of living, but I don’t picture Haruka stooping down to a level to do certain things in the name of pure love.  

Kaname doesn’t have his steady character because of a contradicting personality (almost like completely, different split personas in one person which would help explain why Kaname could go from sympathetic, gentle and caring, to downright cruel in a matter of minutes with the right 'triggers’).  Unless we really don’t know this man Juri married who was said to have kindness show in his eyes.  

The conversation is a joke where Haruka used the opportunity to tease Juri with her rainy-day comment and based on the story, Kaname wasn’t just like Haruka. As for that pervert scene, I can’t see the humor when it was a direct result of Yuki’s unnecessary punishment.

Happiness Parallel

Lastly, the happiness thing again isn’t an issue of double standards because yume is the only one of the three with just one person finding happiness in the relationship which isn’t a good thing.  If a friend came up to you and said she was in a relationship where her partner is the only one happy, would you congratulate her? Or feel oh so happy for her boyfriend?  Why would you then have that response for Kaname and Yuki’s relationship?

That’s what makes it completely different from Juri/Haruka’s and Zeki’s.  Both persons in both pairs communicated their happiness at their final moment of separation. You may not consider Juri’s smile after her husband’s last words as communication, because ignoring certain smiles is a trait among you guys (this is another frustration), but it is and Zero did the same before death which was paired with a kiss.  The happiness Kaname spoke about getting during that year was to Yuki’s own detriment, and was said in an attempt to help Yuki feel less hopeless about not being able to be a good fiancée.  To make Kaname happy, Yuki gave up the smiles which came from her heart.

If it is that you want to associate happiness in a more positive light with Kaname, then refer to the times when they were children because during that year neither Kaname nor Yuki found true happiness. There were smiles, but those were few and had little impact on the happiness-o-metre.  

I’ll give Kaname credit here for overcoming his dark desires and opting not to keep her to himself anymore, although the simple act of communicating with Yuki like an equal would have been appreciated because she finds out things the hard way eventually, and he could’ve spared her from extra anxiety.

It was nice talking to you, and as time progresses in this new series I hope we will both get more insight into those years.  Take care.

In response to @ayame-sohma‘s ask here (X).

Okay, everybody sit down, shut up, and just fucking listen for a second.

I realize Yuki has a large fan-base here in the fandom, and in the canon material- but seriously, the grudge everyone seems to be holding over Ayame is 100% wrong, and you guys need to really sit and think about things for awhile.

Please take a look at what kind of home Ayame was raised in; his father was mostly absent as far as we can tell, and Ayame’s mother was about as far from maternal and loving as one could get. Why in the world would it be expected for Ayame to feel loving and protective over a new baby brother? He had grown up in an entirely different lifestyle, his home life had never given him the indication that he SHOULD treat a little brother more gently. Those feelings do not just magically appear.

Secondly, Ayame and Yuki have a ten year age gap. That is a big gap between siblings; Ayame had gone ten years being the only child- by the time Yuki was born, Ayame was already going through school, had his own group of friends, an entire life of his own. Not long after Yuki’s birth, Akito had laid claim on him. Yuki wasn’t even HOME most of the time- how was Ayame supposed to form a bond with him? Yuki’s mother PRACTICALLY SOLD HIM FOR FORTUNE- how the FUCK do you really believe Ayame even spent that much time around him?

Thirdly, Ayame’s worst crime was ignoring Yuki. God-forbid he be a bit selfish and self-centered (as most teenagers are), and don’t forget, he came from a wealthy family. All the Sohma children were brats in one way or another, Ayame’s attitude is hardly out of left-field, coming from a reserved, cold home environment and riches. He ignored him. Ayame didn’t have a CLUE what Yuki was suffering through, had he known, I’m positive Ayame would’ve done something. How was he supposed to just magically know his little brother- who he had hardly spent any time around- was unhappy? How can you hold that against him?

Yes, Ayame was cold in regards to Yuki. He was cold because he didn’t understand, he didn’t realize what was happening in the family, what was happening behind closed doors. Hind-sight is 20/20.

And what did Ayame do once he realized his mistake? HE ACTIVELY TRIED TO FIX IT.

He’s been working SO HARD to fix things with Yuki; Ayame can be a bit oblivious, but his intentions are pure and he’s desperately trying here. He is visibly upset and hurt when his past with Yuki is brought up- not only does Ayame seek council from his two closest friends on what to do, we can see that even Mine, Ayame’s girlfriend, is very invested in helping Ayame and Yuki get some alone time. This is clearly something he has talked about in private with her, this is clearly something that truly upsets him to the core of his being.

And he’s doing the best that he can.

Seriously, if you hold that against Ayame, I will personally come and fight you. Nothing was MALICIOUS, nothing was INTENTIONAL. I’d love to take your past mistakes and rub them in your face just because you didn’t know any better, I’d like to see how you’d feel then. People grow, people change. As far as Fruits Basket goes, Ayame underwent through one of the most transforming character developments in the manga. If you shit on that, I will literally throttle you.

You want to call out people who truly wounded Yuki? Go see his mother. Not Ayame.

#LeaveAyameTheFuckAlone2k15.

Psycho Pass Movie Novel Chpt. 2 - Part 1 of 2

Half of chapter two is done. This part is really nice and features some scenes already seen in the movie and some new scenes.

 

Akane and Kaori meeting.

Gino’s shower scene. (sorry, I don’t have a pic for this one. If some talented artist would like to make one, I would happily put it here).

Sugou and Hinakawa training.

Thanks to my dear Beth, who has the patience to read and fix all my messes and give me always good advices.

 

Note before reading: sentences in italics represent the character’s thoughts.

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In the chief office at the Public Safety Bureau headquarters, behind the desk, Tsunemori was facing her superior — Kasei Jōshū. Chief Kasei, who is a part of the Sibyl System.

It was not a metaphor; she was a mechanical body, the container of a packaged ‘brain’.

Finding out that thing had been a shock for Tsunemori and even now she could remember her sense of hatred*, but she had completely gotten used to behaving in a manner so as not to show it openly.

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Since I’m on mobile, this won’t be too eloquently written-

I’m rewatching the first 18 minutes of Persona 5 for like the thousandth time, and I feel like Joker’s capture and arrest was a vision that Justine was sending him. Maybe it’s just my wishful thinking because having to witness Joker being captured and tortured at the beginning of the game doesn’t set well with me ;n;

In one of the transcripts for PV03, Justine’s lines were translated and we know that she says “You have… been imprisoned. A prisoner of a future that was decided… before your time without your will.” And if you pay close attention to how she is speaking to Joker before the butterfly appears, you can hear that line whilst he is in the interrogation room. I think translators have stated that Justine was telling him to remember what happened 6 months ago and that there was ‘a way out’

What makes me believe that this scene is a vision is how Joker wakes up after hearing Justine’s voice and how the butterfly flies across the scene. The whole interrogation room seems to melt away while we hear her speaking.

Joker keeps his tired gaze on the butterfly, and he watches as it flies in front of him-

Before suddenly waking up on a train, where he his heading toward Shibuya.

The sudden transition makes me believe that the whole start of the game is something that can be prevented –as long as you play the game properly–

What do I mean by this? It’s something that’s easier said than done, and that is to play the game while making full use of the game’s mechanics. This is where the gameplay goes in, such as balancing your school life and thief life, maxing out your cooperation relationships, boosting up your personal stats, and spending time with your friends and teammates while making sure that their own stats are top notch while exploring Palace.

The developers don’t want the main focus of the game to “beat up all the shadows/demons while exuding the ultimate form of judgement on enemies” but to inevitably form bonds and make connections with the people closest to you. That in a way, nothing is more important than to have people understand your view while supporting your purpose for fighting in the first place.

Because Joker’s capture is the first thing we see, I think I can speak for the vast majority of us that we DON’T want this to happen. We truly did go full circle, and to this day we still want to protect this protagonist who just wants to change the world for the better by using his awakened powers as a Persona user. I think the developers had a good intention to start out P5 this way in order to make us FEEL that desire to free the protagonist whilst playing the game.

remember the main tagline of P5? Yeah, who could forget the bold letters spelling out STEAL BACK YOUR FUTURE. Going by the tagline alone, I feel that it strengthens my speculation that the start of the game was just a mere dream and that the whole purpose of the game is to make sure that you –as the protagonist– do not get caught as long as you make the right decisions -in game-. Perhaps if you max out certain cooperations and spend enough time with your teammates, they will have no desire to betray you, thus preventing the events of the opening scene.

Now to play devil’s advocate for a bit, I’m going to forget about my own desires and focus on another entirely possible scenario: the opening scene where Joker is captured canonically happens regardless of how well you play the game.

You co-op with each character and develop your own friendships with them-

You love leveling up with your teammates and spending time with them inside and outside of Palace because hello, anyone that isn’t blind could see how awesome this colorful cast of characters are.

Your life as a student and phantom thief are going great, but that all changes when you’re met with a threat, who happens to reside in a Casino, which is what Palace has transformed into.

The heist goes terribly wrong, and you as the phantom thief hero is captured and tortured. It is here, when you’re battered and bruised that you realize that you have been betrayed- –but by who?–

A voice, you recognize as being Justine, tells you to remember what happened 6 months ago, and everything begins to fade away-

Perhaps you had met this adversary before- and perhaps they could be one of the people you had met while you were living a double life. They pretended to get close to you and your friends, to care about your ideals while at the same time waiting for the right time to strike.

Maybe they were the ones who threatened your friend, thus causing the events that lead to your capture. And it’s up to you whether to trust your friends enough to believe that they will rescue you (leading to the good end)-

Or will you allow your anger for the injustice seen in the world cloud your judgement and you end up shunning everyone (leading to the bad end)?

Like several others who speculated about this before I did, it’s also believable that the opening scene would be where the story branches out and based on your past and present choices while playing the game, it will affect what ending you have. My only hope is that Joker’s story won’t have a tragic ending that you could not escape from like with Persona3 ;n; this protagonist means SO MUCH to me, and to have his story not have a good ending really pains me.

and I’m sorry for this long post. I just get so passionate when it comes to Joker’s fate that I wanna try to give him the best possible future once I play the game. There may be a lot of points that I missed, and I know that my first speculation of it all being a dream could easily be disproven, but just let me bask in this dream a little bit longer 💕

That Joker won’t be captured as long as his bonds with his friends are strong.

That supporters like Yuki Mishima will see the good and truth in the Phantom Thieves’ mode of operation, that they are innately GOOD without necessarily being LAWFUL.

R I P me, I just really love Pego a lot and want to protect this s/cinnamon roll from the world. Seeing him hurt honestly hurts me so b a d l y. I don’t care if he’s fictional, Pego means the world to me and I will fight for him.

Katabasis as the main theme in Angel Sanctuary and Bleach

CLIC AQUÍ PARA LA VERSIÓN EN ESPAÑOL

Katabasis or catabasis (from Greek κατὰ “down” and βαίνω “go”) is the mytheme which refers to the confrontation a hero makes to death in a journey to the underworld.

All stories that develops around a katabasis counts with a hero which can be a mortal or a deity who starts a trip to the afterlife looking for an object, a loved one, or a superior knowledge. The ability to go to a spectral realm, stay alive in it and come back in the same state from it, gives the hero a superior status than an ordinary human. In a similar way, a deity’s return is considered an eschatological theme as is the case of the natural space-time cycle, or the triumph over death and the possibility of immortality.

One of the most famous katabasis is Orpheus’. He, taken advantage of the beauty of his music (a talent he probably inhered from Apolo), went to the underworld to beg Hades to give him back his beloved Eurydice’s soul. An incredibly captivating story as the one of this charismatic character is not easily omitted and, even if millennia have passed since the first time it was told, it stills charming the world.

Who could resist to the idea of a brave hero who face countless difficulties in a world inhabited by immaterial beings with the solely objective of rescuing a beloved one? Not even great manga authors like Kaori Yuki and Tite Kubo have been able to ignore it.

Katabasis in Kaori Yuki and Tite Kubo’s works

In Yuki’s masterpiece (Angel Sanctuary), Setsuna starts a journey to hell in order to rescue the soul of his beloved sister and prevent her to go to a judgement in the court of the angels to be punished because having committed incest in life. Orpheus’ katabasis is explicitly mentioned in the manga, conveying the readers that it was the inspiration to build the main character.

“Eurydice, my beauty, beloved wife! Oh, I have lost you.”

Hades, king of Tartarus, and his queen Persephone took his beloved one. But when they heard Orpheus’ cries and the mournful song of his lyra, it was so sad and so lonely, that all the inhabitants of the underworld (including the king and his queen), gave permisson to Orpheus for his wife to return to the Earth.

But Orpheus disobeyed the order of the gods: not to look at his wife’s face on the long way back. So, Eurydice covered her face and fell in the dephts of darkness with a cry, like a little bird.

She fell.

–Kaori Yuki, Angel Sanctuary, ch. 21.

In Kubo’s case, Ichigo (Bleach’s protagonist) goes to Soul Society to impede Rukia to be executed as a punishment for have given her shinigami powers to him. Even if the manga doesn’t explicitly mention Orpheus’ katabasis, readers can easily see the inspiration was evident: Ichigo shares the Greek heroes’ characteristics, and his determination to save the woman who stopped his rain and changed his world, make us understand in a very poetically way, that Rukia is his Eurydice.

「那由他の刃も越えていく」
“I will pass through even 100 million blades!!”

–Ichigo Kurosaki, Bleach, ch. 85.

When reading both mangas, despite their inherent differences because both of them belong to totally opposite genres (shoujo and shounen), it is inevitable to notice more elements in common they share and which emerge from the katabasis. To delve deeper into them, a list of comparisons between the two stories can be found below.

Parallels between Angel Sanctuary and Bleach

  • Protagonists

Setsuna and Ichigo, despite being very different from each other in terms of personality and maturity (being Setsuna more disrespectful and immature), have in common their romanticism, determination and sense of protection.

Related to the first characteristic of these two protagonists, we have that Kubo has written poems to express the feelings of Ichigo (especially towards Rukia). In the same line, Yuki did it too with Setsuna.

Rest in peace.

In the moment your life whitered
Were you in pain?
Were you frightened?

Your cold palm holds tightly like a blooming flower
Your scarlet lips and hair flowing in the wind 
Make me wonder if all this is a dream…

With your pain
Speak your last words
And my life ends

Please…
Take me with you!

–Setsuna Mudou, Angel Sanctuary, ch. 20.

I wonder if I can keep up with the speed of the world without you.

–Ichigo Kurosaki, Bleach, vol. 49.

On the second point, we can say that neither Setsuna nor Ichigo hesitates to do whatever crosses their minds when there is a good reason behind.

Regarding the third point, they share a huge desire to protect people they treasure by any means, even if that means sacrificing themselves.

Another feature that makes them even more different from the rest, has to do with their hair colours, unusual for the Japanese phenotype. One has light brown hair because his father is English, and the other has orange hair, inherited from her mother. This difference has led people to mistake them with troublemakers. Neither of them have been able to escape from fights, and have had to learn to defend themselves.

It is also important to note, that as Sestuna is not a pure human (in terms of soul), Ichigo is neither. While the former is a being who was created with the energy the organic angel Alexiel acquired after hundreds of reincarnations, Ichigo is the son of a shinigami and Quincy. Both of them have the genetic code of a human, but their souls are very different from those of an ordinary human, allowing them to see things that are not part of the material world.

  • Destined love

Setsuna inherited the love Alexiel feels for her brother (Rosiel), this is why in this reincarnation, Setsuna fell in love with his own sister (Sara), who turns out to be the reincarnation of the angel of wisdom (Gabriel), in charge of protecting Alexiel.

From a certain point of view, it could be considered that the love the Mudou siblings feel is product of the feelings that their angelic souls have, in other words, they were destined to fall for each other because of the feelings they had as angels and prevailed in their hearts.

Ichigo and Rukia’s case is even more explicit. He is the black sun and she the white moon; one is the sand and the other rotator; one is intrinsically Quincy and the other Shinigami; Ichigo is the masculine energy and Rukia the femenine, among others. Their meeting was intended thanks to the Soul King so their energetic opposition they represent gets to create a balance, following the spiritual tradition of the Ying and Yang.

  • Swords

Setsuna has Nanatsusaya and Ichigo Zangetsu. Both swords are special because only they can brandish them, and because they have a spirit that only responds to their owners.

Nanatsusaya and Zangetsu are incredibly powerful. They acquire greater destructive power and adopt new appearances as their masters learn more about them or accept their powers.

  • An unrequited love and a trap

Kurai is the imperial princess of Gehenna, the first hell. Despite being a demon, Kurai has a pure and generous heart, and she falls madly in love with Setsuna despite being aware that he loves Sara. Her heart oscillates a good time with jealousy, resignation and despair.

In Kubo’s manga, Kurai can be compared with Inoue, especially for her role in the Hueco Mundo arc. Inoue has unrequited feelings for Ichigo, and constantly deals with jealousy towards Rukia, the owner of the heart of man she wants.

Kurai’s feelings for Setsuna turn out to be her greatest weakness, and lead her to believe in Mad Hatter’s words, who deceives (and threat) her to accompany him to Lucifer’s kingdom without saying a word to anyone, in exchange of a potion that will resurrect the body of her beloved one.

In the same way that Kurai is deceived by Mad Hatter, Inoue falls into a trap and is threatened by Ulquiorra, the arrancar who forces her to accompany him to Hueco Mundo without telling anyone, to serve Aizen in exchange of Ichigo’s safety.

Both characters have similar farewell panels with their unrequited loves before leaving. Kurai and Inoue try to kiss the men who will never look them way they want (Kurai try to do it while Setsuna’s soul is in Alexiel’s body).

Finally, in Kurai and Inoue’s cases, the protagonists are obligated to go to their rescue, having to go through difficult situations because of their selfishness.

  • Deadly sins

Mad Hatter and Ulquiorra represent a deadly sin. According to the plot, Mad Hatter is pride, but all the time it seems that lust represents him the best because he loves to seduce men and women and take them to a total corruption (that’s how he managed to traumatize Raphael). 

As a parallel, after analyzing Ulquiorra, it can be said that he represents all the seven deadly sins because he felt them all for Inoue. However, thanks to the poem included in Bleach vol. 40, it’s clear that lust is the one that defines him the best:

心在るが故に妬み I envy because of the heart
心在るが故に喰らい I glutton because of the heart
心在るが故に奪い I covet because of the heart
心在るが故に傲り I am prideful because of the heart
心在るが故に惰り(あなどり) I sloth because of the heart
心在るが故に怒り I rage because of the heart
心在るが故に Because of the heart
お前のすべてを欲する I lust for everything about you  

–Ulquiorra Cifer, Bleach, vol. 40.  

  • Protection

In Angel Sanctuary, Kurai steals one of Setsuna’s earrings and keeps it as something which will help her to remember him before leaving with Mad Hatter. The earring has a protective power which repels any attack.

In Bleach, Inoue has pins her brother gave her for one of her birthdays. They have the ability to protect her or anyone she wants.

  • An unfair trial

In Angel Sanctuary, Sara/Gabriel is taken to trial to the angel court for have had incestuous relations with Setsuna when she was alive. The trial would decide if Gabriel’s elemental power of water will be taken to destroy her soul afterwards. Fortunately, thanks to Raphael and Uriel, it is known that the trial is invalid because it has been manipulated by Sevothtarte to steal the powers of the angel.

Homologously in Bleach, Rukia is taken to a trial for have transfered all her shinigami powers to Ichigo. Strangely, the Central 46 decides that her soul has to be destroyed as a punishment for have broken the law. Later, it is discovered that the 46 wise men who are part of the Central were killed by Aizen, and that he himself gave the order to destroy Rukia’s soul so he could get the Hogyouku.

  • Masks and false bodies

Uriel, the angel of elemental earth, is an intelligent man who stands by the invention of masks able to control emotions and also, for have created false bodies made of vegetal fibre.

In his first appearance in the manga, it can be seen how Uriel is controlled against his will by a mask that he himself created.

In Bleach, we see how hollow have masks and act very differently than they did when they were human.

Uriel creates false bodies, as the one he gave Yue. They are comparable to Urahara’s gigai since they act as containers for souls and take their forms.

  • Unscrupulous scientists

Sevothtarte is an angel who has taken his scientific depravity to the limit, and does not think twice when it comes about experimenting with their own kind.

Similar case in Bleach is Mayuri’s. A scientist capable to experiment with hollows, arrancars, quincies, shinigamis, human and whatever he finds interesting and relevant for his researches.

Final thoughts

When a katabasis is written, possibilities may be endless, but undoubtedly, the ones that always catch the readers’ hearts are those that have a direct connection with the strongest feelings people can feel.

Love never cease to be a compelling issue, especially if those who write  stories are people who easily understand emotions and know how to express themselves in an artistic way: full of symbols and figures that analysts enjoy.

After paying attention to the high number of similarities between Angel Sanctuary and Bleach, arguably a story inspired the other, at least that was I thought at first. However, being the Orphic katabasis linked to a particular journey, the creative possibilities are greatly reduced, and Yuki and Kubo’s case might be nothing but a big coincidence. The truth is that, whatever it is, it is indisputable that what these great authors have in common is the fascination they feel for the afterlife.

References

Collins and Fishbane. Death, Ecstasy, and Other Wordly Journeys. State University of New York, 1995.

Dowden and Livingstone. 2011. A Companion to Greek Mythology. Blackwell companions to the ancient world. Literature and culture.

González Serrano P. “Catábasis y resurrección”. Espacio, Tiempo y Forma, Serie II: Historia Antigua. Volume 12, pp. 129–179. Madrid, 1999.

Leeming D. The Oxford Companion to World Mythology (Oxford University Press, 2005), p. 98.

Louden B. “Catabasis, Consultation, and the Vision: Odyssey 11, I Samuel 28, Gilgamesh 12, Aeneid 6, Plato’s Allegory of the Cave, and the Book of Revelation,” in Homer’s Odyssey and the Near East (Cambridge University Press, 2011), pp. 197–221.

Radcliffe G. Edmonds III,Myths of the Underworld Journey: Plato, Aristophanes, and the ‘Orphic’ Gold Tablets (Cambridge University Press, 2004).

There are Nights and Here is Tonight

As she stepped through the door of the house, Akane was immediately embraced by the smell of spinels. She didn’t turn on the lights, already aware that another human being was present in the house. The encounters were not unusual. The nights have almost become routine. It began when he had stationed work in Japan. Of course he had to sneak around the street scanners, but it was worth having even a few minutes in her presence and to share a handful of words. These were not words of affection, but rather words of concern. Now, neither Kogami nor Akane were in positions to judge each other but there were moments when mere words were necessary. Consequently enough, over time, those words became long conversations, embraces, kisses, and more. Both of them were aware of the dangers in their affair, but in both their lives, nothing else existed to keep them sane as they kept each other.

   In the dark, Akane steadily walked to the couch in her living room. She knew he was definitely laying there. She extended her hand to brush his mess of hair, and then felt her wrist pulled, thus causing her to be jerked forward until she landed upon her guest on the couch. She tried to relax atop him but the realization hit her that she was wearing a silk dress too thin to restrict her from feeling his figure completely through. She was already stressed from the Ministry of Welfare’s gala, where she was requested to make a speech in front of the entire section, and just wanted to relax. As Akane lay there, she explicitly heard Kogami’s steady heartbeat. It sounded deep and steady, making her feel as if he was saying “I’m right here” with his heart.

   "You’re very tense.“ commented Kogami, as Akane lifted her head from his chest to look straight at his, even though there was minimal use of making out anything in the dark. Akane responded with "Well, I can tell you’re in no better state than me.” Kogami gave a soft chuckle. “Ok, fair enough.” Akane then proceeded to lightly peck his lips. Once she withdrew, she started getting up to go change but Kogami scooped her up in the classic bridal position to the stairs, and probably up to her room.

   "I could’ve walked upstairs on my own.“ complained Akane but Kogami continued to carry her despite the protest, and Akane already got the message of his plans. After he gently set her down on the bed, he just stepped back and admired her radiance. Her silk dress shimmered as the moonlight reflected off of its skirt that was sprawled across the bed. Kogami put his forehead to hers and caressed her cheek. Akane lightly traced her fingers across the healing scar that was drawn across the bridge of his nose. After removing her fingers, she returned them to the surface of his face by cupping the sides and pulling his lips to her own. Had she been in this situation with another man, she wouldn’t have dared to show such boldness, but the man in front of her was Kogami. Her friend. Her confidant. Her Kogami.

   He followed her movements as she pulled him over her, and soon, the silk dress was discarded and forgotten, as were Kogami’s clothes. Touches made up for the lack of conversation, but the two were satisfied by the exchange. There, under the moon, with Akane’s approval, Kogami took her. The girl he doubted at first sight had now grown into the woman that he cherished. She didn’t deserve someone like him—someone who lost himself to the darkness with no hope in finding his way back. Here, wrapped in the soft sheets, with his one love in his arms—he felt at home, a feeling that had been foreign to him even during his time as Inspector.

   After they met together in perfect synchrony, both Akane and Kogami were left panting, desperately trying to breathe, but Akane giggled softly and kissed the corner of her Shinya’s mouth. Once his breathing had steadied, Kogami kissed Akane’s forehead, then her nose, then her lips, trailing down to her breasts, then returning to her lips. She was something perfect in his eyes that didn’t belong in this dark world. He vowed to let his hands be stained with blood so hers wouldn’t have to, but he still felt hurt when realizing she still had to witness so much bloodshed. Sibyl selected her because her psycho pass wouldn’t deteriorate from such trauma, but this didn’t mean her heart didn’t. That was a completely different part of her, one that she entrusted in his care, as he entrusted his heart in hers.

   Kogami moved himself of off the hovered position he had on Akane, using his arm as leverage, and settled next to her, while wrapping her tenderly in the sheets. He reached over to the nightstand, and found a cigarette pack that Akane would occasionally light from. As he put a cigarette to his lips, another hand received it with a lighter. It was Akane’s hand. She sparked the flame and closed the lighter after Kogami lit his cigarette. After a few drags, he left the remainder on Akane’s tray. In the afterglow, she didn’t say anything like “I wish you didn’t have to leave like this” or “I’ll find a way for you stay here”. She knew those thoughts weren’t pragmatic. It was the two of them against the world…and the world was winning. The world always wins. Every morning that he is taken from her arms, the world always wins.

   Kogami swept back Akane hair strands, sweaty from their past intense hour. “Something on your mind?” he asked. Even as Akane was about to respond, her eyes welled tears and they slid across her face slowly. Remembering the time she cried for Yuki, for her grandmother, and even for Kogami, when he left her that letter. Kogami instantly wiped the trails off her face and pulled her closer so that her face rested on his bare chest. Akane whimpered a bit, and Kogami just uttered a soft “Shhh”. He let her empty out her tears some more afterwards. Akane finally straightened out her breathing and in a soft voice said “Thank You, I guess I just haven’t had a time to cry some of my feelings out.” Kogami just kissed her again reassuring that he understood and he would remain there if she wanted to cry some more.

   Akane broke the momentary silence to say “To think this was only going to be a one night.” Kogami chuckled and played with her hair locks. He said “Akane, you would never be a one night. Not to me.” This made Akane smile, even though Kogami couldn’t see the smile in the dark, he felt her joy and agreement. Her arm reached over to his back, and traced the scars, the muscle lines, whatever her fingers could follow. It was a habit she developed while they talked. Her mind wandered to thoughts of Sibyl and psycho passes. People weren’t really happy in their world. It was all a façade. Were they safe for the most part?-Yes, up until Sybil decided to eliminate an unfortunate soul to protect its legitimacy, and the nation would move on with such atrocities unnoticed. In the midst of what Kogami and Akane were working towards, were they star-crossed lovers? Were they destined to end in tragedy? Their connection was one Sibyl did not predict in Akane’s selection. It was assignment to the MWPSB that initiated the relationship. Since, Akane didn’t even bother to look at her potential matches, much to her parents’ dismay, but marriage to another wasn’t even included in her agenda at all. Meanwhile, Kogami stood at the front lines of the violence, as she stayed shielded inside taming what was left. Sybil wanted raw human nature grinded to dust in its reign. After seeing everything that Akane had seen, she awakened from her safe dream into the reality of the world. A world that wouldn’t allow her the two things she desired most at the moment—justice and Kogami.

Finally settling her thoughts, Akane looked up at her Shinya, asking “Any new books tonight?”

Kogami kissed her forehead and said “Mmmmm…It’s a surprise.”

He stroked her head in rhythmic motions and after the prior many restless nights, sleep finally acquainted itself with Akane.

 

   Akane didn’t wake up from an alarm or the smell of something warm cooking, but she woke up from the absense of someone next to her. She was still completely naked in her sheets as she accepted the fact that Kogami had already left the premises and was exiting the city soon. A book replaced his side of the bed though. It was titled The Odyssey penned by an ancient author of the name Homer.

   She walked out of the room to the kitchen and on the counter, sat a cup of coffee, with the warmth still emanating from it. She took a sip and smiled. Akane took the cup back to her room, and sitting on Kogami’s side of the bed. Lighting a cigarette on her stand, she let the smell of the spinels waft around the room. In only her lingerie, she opened Kogami’s gift and began to read, hearing Kogami’s velvet voice in her head with every word, as if he still had his arms around her and never left their haven.

Odysseus would return to Penelope again. Despite what anyone told her, she would forever keep her faith in him and until the day he comes back to her arms, she would continue unraveling her burial shroud each night.

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A/N: 

I wanted to thank psychosibyl for awesome character analyses that inspired me to move foreward with this fanfiction.

And I especially want to thank psychopassfanatic for taking the time and giving me feedback on my writing, and being an awesome fellow shinkane shipper, and fantastic friend on Tumblr.

So this was my attempt on Psycho Pass fanfiction. Give me feedback as you wish. Thank you and you are all wonderful!

- Aleesha  (◍•ᴗ•◍)

Can I gush over Hotaru for a bit?

I’m not sure how much longer I can hold it in, because oh my god, I just love, love, LOVE Hotaru so much, and I feel like she’s VERY under appreciated by the fandom. 

This post will contain spoilers, so beware of that.

First of all, she’s a fantastic female lead. Even with the whole pretending to be a guy thing, she didn’t change her personality one bit, and it’s a damn strong one, too. Although she’s bold, headstrong, and in some cases even reckless, she’s developed from the Hotaru that’s quick to judge and jump into situations that, logically, someone would stay away from, to someone who’s able to find the right answers with a clear head. 

Evidence of this is in Episode 11, when Midori says all that shit about how he can fill the role that she was basically forced out of, she could have easily agreed with him and decided to join his group just to spite Mattsun and Yuki. She had EVERY reason in the world to– they straight up abandoned her without a single explanation, especially after she had grown so attached to them.

However, she’s able to think of her own decision without letting any manipulation mess with her head, and we learn that she’s not a vengeful, spiteful person. She’s incredibly loyal, almost to a fault, and this is shown numerous times in the later episodes and the manga.

I just can’t get over how well written Hotaru is, how she has flaws to balance out her positive traits, and how relieving it is to have a strong female lead that doesn’t fall into boring tropes that most anime females fall into. She’s adorable and upbeat, but that’s minor compared to her other traits, and how important she’s become to Mattsun and Yuki. I do feel like without her, they’d be stuck in a gigantic rut (at least, a far bigger one than before), and I’m not sure how much longer they’d be around.

Conclusion: Hotaru is a fantastically written character who definitely needs more appreciation, because it’s not often that a female has a cute design yet doesn’t fall into boring, tsundere tropes that are often associated with tomboy-ish girls in anime.

thegeniusarcana  asked:

I remember you mentioning a theory that you had about Rei and Labrys a long time ago. What exactly was it? (Sorry if you already explained it and I'm just forgetting.)

Yep, and by this point, it’s not just a theory, but my personal headcanon, because it fits very much perfectly with all we know - I’m putting it under a cut, though, because spoilers.

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why i think hnr's gonna have the shizume ending

i’ve always wanted to say these things and i still probably forget some to write here. there’s the shizumeweek and it just totally triggered the shizume in me. all of the things listed are purely my personal opinions and speculations. this is just a little support for my stupid dork otp bc i am so in denial.

READ AT YOU OWN DAMN RISK. i am not responsible if i ruin your day or set your hopes high.

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Isshuukan Friends

I had this one on the back burner for a while and I finally had time to watch it all the way through and boy am I glad I did. Don’t let the story fool you or turn you away from it because although it seems repetitive it’s much more then that. It begins with the introduction of a high school boy named Yuki Hase who tells his friend Shogo that he is interested in a girl in his class by the name of Kaori Fujumija. His focus lies on helping her make friends as he notices that she doesn’t talk to others and is always alone. After working to make friends with her however, he quickly learns that she loses her memories of her friends at the start of every new week. Yuki decides that he is going to find the cause of her memory loss no matter how much effort it takes.

The Characters

The first thing I noticed was the extreme amount of effort that went into creating each one of the characters. Not only that, but I also saw that though who were in the background were always present and reacting to the things going on. This made the whole environment come to like and it made it seem as if you were looking through the eyes of the main character that was speaking and seeing everything they saw. Each character has their own development period, but the best part about it all is the moment a new character comes along the perspective and outlook changes. Just when you think you have one of the characters fully figured out something happens and you learn a little bit more about them. In particular you can really sense the struggle that Kaori goes through day in and day out and how it weighs on all those around her and in her own mind. The constructing of her character is gradual, but done in a way that you feel as if you are growing with her and breaking from the shell that currently surrounds her life. This gives you a sense of attachment to her and each one of the characters that interacts with her on a daily basis and it really helps to push the story alone and convey the real life meaning of the story. That connection is what drew me in and kept me watching it and each of the characters have their own struggles and their own growth with all seems to connect together in the end. I could tell that the story wasn’t rushed and that a lot of through went into showing particular parts of each character at certain moments where it allowed you to gain a deeper understanding of them. The Inclusion of characters in the background gradually also does a great job of illustrating the growth of Kaori metaphorically. Each character is given their own spotlight and their own time in the story and it’s nice to see each character gain that amount of focus in such a short amount of time.

The animation

As with the characters, elements of the animation play a key part in the character development and conveying of meaning throughout the story. The animators did a good job with lighting and weather in a way that it immediately conveys the inner feelings of the character at that moment in time and it doesn’t in any way feel like something they randomly added. The use of color to enhance foreground focus and focus on main characters is also a nice touch and it ensures that you don’t miss small keys from each one of the characters throughout. The animation is very smooth and transitions well throughout and I really like the fact that detail went into the people in the background at all times so that you really felt as if you were there watching the characters. Another thing that really stood out to me was the way in which the animators went about creating flashbacks for all of the characters. It was sudden as would be expected, but it was also quick. In doing this they keep your focus on the present and allow you the amount of time to connect the dots. The lighting is very even and I didn’t notice instances where it was to bright and everything felt very natural.

Rating 10/10

It’s not often that I give a perfect score, but in this case you can’t take anything away from this anime. Though it’s only twelve episodes long, the pacing of it is done in a way that you feel like you learn so much in each episode. This really gives you the feeling that it’s much longer then it actually is and when it finally did end I was sad that it was over. I can’t get enough of the characters and the structure of the story was incredibly well done. It’s not easy to fit that kind of story in a limited amount of episodes, but this anime did it and did so remarkably. It’s an emotional one, but one that I hope you don’t miss your chance of watching.

Mekakucity Actors feature in spoon. 2Di magazine (Vol.50) - Pt.1

Started translation for the Kagerou Project/Mekakucity Actors feature in the latest issue of the spoon magazine! Many thanks to yatsugare for sharing the scans.

In this post you’ll find translations of Jin’s commentary on each of the main characters appearing in the anime, and interviews with Kana Asumi (Ene), Takuma Terashima (Shintaro), and Yuki Yase (director).

I plan on doing the Jin interview about the project and anime in general, and about the 5th novel, too, but probably at a slightly later date.

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On making Yuki-chan and Mamu-chan look like the 'bad guys'

I am sick of people making Yuki-chan and Mamu-chan villains because they did not help Shizume build up its broken relationship and that they are supposedly at fault for it even. Well, here’s the thing Shizume ain’t entitled to that. It was Shishio who decided to put an end to their relationship without properly explaining the matter. He had Suzume and he let her go. I understand that he was under pressure by Yuki-chan but our precious uncle did not tell him to break up with her.

Yuki-chan told Shishio things about being a good boyfriend with her. He did not tell him to “Break up with my niece.” He simply told her that he plays an important role in her life and if he plans on staying, he has to do it right because the development a person goes to at 16 years of age is very substantial to the entirety of the person. It is SHISHIO WHO DECIDED TO STOP, to back down. He was probably afraid he couldn’t do it and noticed that most of those things that Yuki-chan said were things that Mamura was able to do but he could not given that he was a teacher. He was a coward at that time and so this cowardice led to a tragedy and that is his fault and NOT Yuki-chan’s.

Now let’s move on to Mamura. Yes, Mamura had been forceful at the beginning of the series. “You should just fall in love with me.” Although it made me flail like mad is actually somewhat manipulative in some angles. Suzume is most vulnerable at that time and he decided to confess. Coincidence? No. And he got rejected. He deserved that. But MAMURA IMPROVED. He started to understand that pushing his feelings to her ain’t the right path. And so when he confessed again, it wasn’t demanding like the 1st time he did it

He CHANGED for the better. He did it step by step and did not act like a prick about it. He wasn’t demanding like the 1st time he confessed. This time, he gave her time to think for herself and decide things her way and so she did. He conveyed his feelings and gave her the floor to decide on her own.

Another issue that’s used to downgrade Mamu-chan is that he did not tell Suzume that Shishio loves her. Let me tell you this. SHISHIO IS NOT ENTITLED TO HAVE MAMURA TELL SUZUME WHAT HE DID NOT TELL. I know that Suzume is supposed to know that to have a good grasp of the matters around her but SHE IS NOT ENTITLED TO HEAR IT FROM MAMURA. The one who lied to her was Shishio and I think, more than anyone, he should be the one to tell her that. Mamura, by not telling her, is not running away from his character. In fact, he is reaffirming his character by not telling her those.

He said this. And by not telling Suzume that he is going by his words. The thing is Mamura isn’t just that ‘boy who’s in love with Suzume’. Before that, he is his own character. He is in love with her, no doubt, but he does not lose himself in that love. I don’t see any wrong done there.

Now, Mamura’s “We’re dating now” can be that of for selfish reasons but if you look at the situation before he came, Suzume was confused. She was even relieved when he approached. But yeah he spouted crap and Suzume gave a proper response:

But lookie here guys, Suzume herself has mixed feelings herself. She did not know whether to agree with him or not. Because she was able to escape an awkward moment with Sensei and well, when people are together, other people will most likely back off, which is what she wants, to not see Sensei because it hurts. But at the same time, he was doing it for himself so she should be mad. What he did is not entirely bad but something in the gray area. He could’ve said something else like a group project or something but he chose that. Although the manner is wrong, both of them benefited from it. ‘Presumable datinng’ = fangirls and Sensei backing off which is something that both parties want.

Also, I did not see why taking her to the aquarium a 2nd time is wrong.

This does not directly translate to “you should be okay if you’re over him right?” She wants to move on herself. But letting all these little things get to your head wouldn’t help you move on at all. And if all these little things affect her, she won’t be able to function and act like she always does. Look, Suzume was really excited when she and Mamu-chan went to the Okinawa Aquarium and she is a sea person herself but she doesn’t want to go to this one aquarium because of Sensei. She is not able to become the Sea-loving person she is because of the memories it triggers. He was telling her “How will you be yourself if you let all these hurtful things eat you out?” That running away isn’t moving on.

Also, victimizing Shishio here does not make Mamura a Villain. It pained Shishio to let her go, yes. BUT HE AIN’T ENTITLED TO A NICE AND COMFORTING MAMURA. He was the one who told her those words and decided on cutting things off, why the hell do you expect Mamura to take care of him? SHISHIO GETTING HURT DOES NOT ENTITLE HIM TO MAMURA’S SYMPATHY.

Another matter that pisses me off is that “Mamura did not let them have closure.” When did he say that to Suzume?? When did he tell her not to talk to Sensei? When did Mamura tell Suzume “You are my gf and so you must not talk to any other guy especially Sensei EVER.” Oh yeah. HE NEVER SAID THOSE. He let them talk in the infirmary whereas, he could’ve entered the scene there so easily and flaunt his boyfriend status. But he did not do those. He just waited outside for them to finish their talk. IT WAS SUZUME WHO SAID SHE DID NOT WANT TO LISTEN.

Mamura letting her go is a fact. No, it does not make him a martyr of any sort. He loves her and he viewed that kind of action as better for her and he has to accept the outcomes of it. It was painful to do that, the same way it was painful when Shishio let go but neither are entitled to shit so if Suzume gets closure with Sensei or comes back to him, Mamura needs to accept her decisions.

Using the IF He’d been someone else is pretty stupid to. Like, Mamura is his character. Why the hell would anyone compare him to some non-existent character? Like, seriously. It ain’t even a future tense or past tense if. I mean, past tense ifs are kinda useless because shit already went down but non-existent ifs… are even more so.

To put it simply, Yuki-chan did put pressure on Shishio but he did not directly tell him to break up with Chunchun and that was Sensei’s own decision. Yuki-chan should not be villainized for such matters. Also, it was Shishio who asked of him to not address the matter with regards to Suzume and act as if nothing happened.

Moving on to Mamura, he may have been forceful in the beginning but he sure ain’t manipulative and a liar. He lied that one time about them dating but that does not make his character a liar all throughout and also, Suzume was subject to an awkward moment there and by saying what he said, even if it is a lie, saved her. Him not telling Suzume about Shihsio still loving the girl is not lying and does not make him a liar and/or manipulative because he never promised anyone that he’d tell her and telling her would be inconsistent of his character given what he told Yuyuka when she confessed to him. He is not perf, I know but being perf for someone is not impossible. And he is perf for me. Nuff said.