Imagine still trusting Mashima to deliver anything. Imagine calling his “reveals” good plot twists and not just lying to his audience in a cheap way. Imagine believing Fairy Tail knows how to handle character development when it can’t handle even established relationships well. Imagine the concept that Mashima cares enough about his female characters to just respect them. Imagine thinking this manga is not the most “tell, don’t show” mess ever.
This is not teasing touches. This is not some scene in the onsen where they both happen to be naked. This is not Victor getting physically close with Yuuri just to ‘mess with him’ or to ‘help him find Eros’. This is not a comedy routine or some throwaway comment that could be interpreted a thousand different ways.
This is a serious, emotionally charged scene integral to the plot. This is a conversation whose purpose is to give the audience a glimpse of the inner workings of the minds of these characters. This is Victor, admitting to Yuuri that not only is he okay with dating guys, he’s okay with dating Yuuri. These are canon words coming from Victor’s mouth.
Victor said he’s willing to be Yuuri’s boyfriend. I am not making any leaps of logic or forming headcanons- Victor just canonically admitted that he is attracted to guys and is completely okay with dating them.
This is representation.
Do you have any idea how huge this is???? This is Victor, a main character, portrayed as talented and beautiful and someone people idolize and aspire to be like. He also happens to be gay. He doesn’t embody any over stereotypes and he isn’t defined solely by his sexuality- He’s just Victor.This is a massive step forward, not just in sports anime but for anime in general. This is what we were hoping for, and we’re not even at the halfway point of the series yet.
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It’s kinda fucked up how straight people pretend like gay people and straight people are equal now that gay marriage is legalized when they literally waited until it was culturally irrelevant to legalize it. Gay marriage was super important during the AIDS epidemic when no cure was being researched and loved ones were dying alone in the ICU because partners who had been together for years werent allowed to tell their loved ones goodbye. And now that HIV/AIDS is practically curable and a very manageable disease they finally give us gay marriage. They kill us in the thousands then give us our rights when they’re not important anymore. Straight people will offer us band-aids while we bleed to death.