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dargonking
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5:34 am, Jun 9 2012
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I really like this manga. More then I thought I would. It was actually after reading the first two chapters of Spotted Flower that I started reading Genshiken, when I found out it was the main story. Love it now too.

I notice that most people hate the fact that the chapters take so long to be scanlated. The truth is, I'm pretty sure only three chapters are released per year, every four months. Just look at the release dates... http://www.mangaupdates.com/releases.html?search=59921& stype=series

So in truth they're actually released in a timely fashion. Which I'm grateful for. Too bad the same can't be said about Genshiken releases.

I've got a suspicion though. Something that I like to do is try to guess what writers of my favorite series might be trying to hide from the audience. Or what their big reveals are going to be. Most people think that the manga as an alternate story. To show what would happen if Saki and Madarame got together, without ever actually revealing their identities.

What I think Spotted Flower actually is, is a sequel thinly masquerading as an alternate story. I think the author is showing us what happens after Genshiken before he actually ends Genshiken. When Genshiken eventually does end, I think that Saki and Maradame might get together. The last chapter of Spotted Flower may be released at or around the same time, finally revealing the identities of the main couple. It would be a very clever way to end both stories.

Or maybe it's just wishful thinking. I always like the idea of the nerd/otaku, awkward and introverted, getting the girl at the end, after a long struggle and a lot of character development.

What do you all think of this theory? Or you can just post about the series and why you like it. biggrin

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