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From Operation Boredom: Itabashi Kurumi was a regular, everyday high-school student...until she got pregnant by none other than her teacher, Oomiya Ichigo-sensei. Now pregnant, Kurumi dropped out of school and Oomiya got fired from his job. Half a year later, the two get married and live with their kid. The two of them have to get through the many obstacles ahead of them, as they now face only challenges.
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Like it says, this manga is realistic to the point that you wonder if it has actually happened. In alot of shoujo we tend to see the same old plot. They love each other and they'll wait until they're older and la-di-freaking-da. In this, the "perfect" teacher isn't so perfect and adult like and in the end he's still a man. The girl isn't overly shy and pretty and she isn't innocent (though in a certain way she could be considered "pure") and they cross the line.
Ooops, a baby was made. But was there love or was it just lust? Even so, the two grow to actually care about each other and their baby. I loved that the man knew that he messed up and he didn't have a choice in the matter. Whatever she wanted, was what he'd do. The saddest part for me was when she said she'd abort it and she started crying. His face (and his tears too) it was heartwrenching.
I love that although there is alot of regret on both their parts, they still go on living a beautiful, if hard life with their daughter. You can tell that he truly, truly loves his child and she is the same. This manga is realistic in the vein of being very human...
(I guess the reason why it was better than most shoujo is because its seinen.)
fit just right to my standard.
In the story they put all the blame on the male and doesn't make the female lead a slutty one.
People may judge her in the story (or maybe for those who experienced the same thing in real life..) yes,.. he regretted it but at the same time he didn't let go of her..such an adorable thing, they both work out things together.
A Realistic Approach
It deals with a teacher x student relationship on a realistic level (well as realistic as you can get with manga). Not only does it deal with the fact that the act is seen as immoral and against the law but also the sense on how it deals with lust. Their relationship is not idealized and they are still trying to sort through if they love each other or not. Also Kurumi's relationship with her friends is interesting to watch how it changes over. Oh! And the art style is nice too, which is a bonus, although she is almost too flat chested, I mean I was never one to say that woman needed big breasts to be feminine or anything like that but it just is so easy to mix her up with a guy! Personally I found it like a breath of fresh air in relation to all the normal teacher x student manga I have read. Many of them are either echi (ewww), or 'lalala, everyone can know I love my teacher, I will only protest when it seems morally right to do so but my words will never match up with my actions' kind of thing. It weirds me out how you can be so blatantly dismissive to all the concepts that make a forbidden relationship just that, forbidden! I also found the storyline quite interesting and I felt the storyline wasn't too predictable. It probably is up there with titles such as Sensei and I think although it may make some people uncomfortable it is good in its own right.
... Last updated on September 13th, 2012, 11:28am
I've read other stuff by this artist(the drawing half) and the subjects tackled are done right. I've seen this tone used for other things, sometimes overused, but it fits for this subject matter.
This story is a best case scenario, some people might be so against it that they'd be in disbelief. But I actually remember one teacher student thing where the lady, despite going to jail, was still with the dude and the dude seemed to stick with her. But it is important to point out that that is a best case scenario, the people who do this are rarely this cautious(or in love) or caring, like the father said "school isn't a dating agency".
In this story, we get the feel of both sides of things. Fact is that in situations, especially one like this, decisions aren't made without feeling the weight of them and considering options. People seem to think that that should get easier as we age but you're only aware of how much more things could go wrong.
I guess you could say this is a more hard-hitting version of all those other teacher-student relationships. It deals with what happens afterwards and focuses more on the problems involved with a teacher-student relationship than with the romance and love behind it. Personally it made me feel quite uncomfortable because I quite like teacher-student mangas, and this looks at it from a whole different perspective. I had my issues with it. The main one being that the female lead looked like a twelve year old and not a high-school girl who'd had a kid. The mangaka used a screentone around the panels to represent a flash-back and I didn't realise for a while so I was never sure what was happening "now" and what was in the past.
Ummm... I like it.
A short romp. Basically, it's what the synopsis suggests - a teacher/student romance, an "oops! It's a baby" marriage and the resulting fallout. Rather sweet, rather introspective, nothing really tragic or heartbreaking. Still there's a melancholic sense of 'if only...' that pervades the work, which is coupled with an equally strong sense of... optimism? Hope? Not really.... more like 'life goes on' and a feeling of contentedness, despite everything.
This series is unusual in that rather than simply portraying the romance, the authors take it one step further and show the consequences of going too far. This creates an air of uncertainty around characters and readers, as each side ponders the next move to make. Nonetheless, there is never really too much tension in the story - this is definitely not a vein-popper. On a side point, the use of literature in this work is thoughtful, and surprisingly sophisticated. The works cited are varied, but all ultimately serve to make their point.
The unusual perspective that is taken naturally emphasizes the seriousness of the issue examined - namely, the taboo of teacher-student romance. Despite this, the authors chose to portray it somewhat light-heartedly, which is a good thing. They do this while handling the seriousness of the topic deftly (and successfully), thus creating the balanced mix of melan and cheer previously mentioned.
If there's any real flaw, it's too rushed. That's because it literally got cut when Young King met its untimely demise. That it still holds up is a testament to its excellence.
Can't say this is for everyone. But it's certainly for me.
... Last updated on February 20th, 2009, 2:57am
i like it! i hope the group finish the whole volume...i hope so...i like the concept of the story and the characters..a used to be-perfect teacher-now a husband of a former student...it's my first time encountering a story like this because they took responsibility of their actions and somehow the teacher's feelings are realistic to a point...
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