fandom: hirunaka no ryuusei
pairing: mamura ო suzume + mentions of shishio ო suzume.
When she is sixteen years old she falls in love not once, but twice. It sounds trite, cliché, and the thought makes something inside of her ache—but. There are no other words: there are no words she can find, no words she can use to bottle up the dreamscape that is her new life in Tokyo. Suzume wonders if all lives are like this, set up by points, with the lines before them blurred, shaped differently by love-logged eyes and yearning.
notes: i needed something happy uh wow months later, mirai is dating akihito and she cannot keep her hands to herself - it can be kind of embarrassing
She is only doing her homework. Her mind is so full of math equations and variables that she doesn’t register anything but the scratching of her pencil against the paper…and the heat of Akihito’s thigh where it is pressed against hers. It’s silly, she knows, that she is so aware of him, even after sharing so much closeness for so long, but his body is practically a siren to her and she is always drawn to him.
serious reasons why you should read hirunaka no ryuusei
- well-developed and well-written female friendship between the main female lead and the second female lead; multiple minor female characters also have healthy friendships with each other and the female leads
- minor female characters have relationships outside of the story; they are not solely defined by their friendship to the main female leads
- there is a love triangle with the main female leads but they remain friends even after it all blows over
- male love interests who respect the main female lead’s space and don’t force themselves onto her ever
- female lead who is not an oversimplified/caricature of a high school girl; her character is not exaggerated in the least and is nuanced
- a student/teacher relationship that seriously considers the consequences of such a relationship (not just getting the teacher fired, but the story.characters acknowledge that the student is YOUNG and IMPRESSIONABLE and these are the student’s formative years so having such a shaky relationship would be bad for them)
- caring and very supportive family members who don’t serve as a character’s tragic sob story (so far, there has been no abusive family member for any of the cast; I can’t recall if this was true or not, but there was one character who has divorced parents but the parents are in no way villainized/shamed in the story for the divorce, the child makes no big deal out of it because it isn’t a big deal for them)
not at all serious but still just as valid reasons to read hirunaka ryuusei (one link is spoilery but it doesn’t matter much because there is no context given for the situation \o/)
- this queen is one of the best “best friend” characters I have ever read oh my god SHE IS SUCH A QUEEN
- this manga is filled with nothing BUT queens btw (the one with the bowl-cutish hair is also a big fan of hot older dads so yeah I feel her man)
- the main character is Absurdly In Love with seafood and it is Absurdly Adorable (she’s just Absurdly Adorable all the time though ngl)
- the first love interest is a hot sensei. ‘nuff said
- the second love interest blushes whenever a girl touches him and ahhaha holy flip man it’s SO CUTE