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Lemonchest



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 12:57 pm Reply with quote
Author's mum: What you doing?
Author: Just scraping the barrel.
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ChibiKangaroo



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 1:09 pm Reply with quote
Well, I can say, at least the fantasies are getting slightly more inventive Smile
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Sobe



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 1:13 pm Reply with quote
Lol, someone PLEASE make a manga about what if your dad was your age, lolz. Twisted Evil I'd love to see all of the reactions from that.
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ChibiKangaroo



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 1:28 pm Reply with quote
I imagine the reactions would probably differ based on whether the protagonist was still a boy or if they changed it to a girl, lol.
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KH91



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 1:35 pm Reply with quote
That is awesome and I want to read it. lol

Hmm...the closest series I can think of without the use of time travel (I have a few in in mind) is Dragon Ball GT. It fulfill's the fanservice and awkwardness portion in just the OP.

https://youtu.be/DJcuDgVYjgI
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EricJ2



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 1:43 pm Reply with quote
KH91 wrote:
Hmm...the closest series I can think of without the use of time travel (I have a few in in mind)


..."Knock-knock, McFly!" Wink

Seriously, I remember reading a US children's book with this concept when I was in 4th grade, and seemed like harmless kids-vs.-parents fantasy, but give it to manga/anime, and the Otaku-era sensibilities of current manga stories makes us immediately picture Squicky Ulterior Motives. Rolling Eyes
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TarsTarkas



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 1:54 pm Reply with quote
Well, with no apparent father figure, one wonders whether or not they will be jumping down that rabbit hole.
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FenixFiesta



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 2:08 pm Reply with quote
TarsTarkas wrote:
Well, with no apparent father figure, one wonders whether or not they will be jumping down that rabbit hole.

Even if the source material doesn't, we all know the doujin certainly will.
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ChibiKangaroo



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 2:26 pm Reply with quote
Based on what's in the article, the source already gets pretty close. I mean, I know naked family bathing is a thing in Japan, but this takes that to a new level.
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Arale Kurashiki



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 2:34 pm Reply with quote
A sister. A girl who is a family member but is a peer is known as a sister. We already have that.
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Furuzaki



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 2:49 pm Reply with quote
Arale Kurashiki wrote:
A sister. A girl who is a family member but is a peer is known as a sister. We already have that.


Moms and sisters usually act very different. Even though the mom might be turned into 10, she's still the mom and acts like it.

If you think it would be the same as a sister, than you have one weird family.
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ChibiKangaroo



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 2:59 pm Reply with quote
Yea, it should be obvious, but one does not tend to be born out from one's sister, unless one's father is also the father of one's mother Smile
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JoeOfTomorrow



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 3:03 pm Reply with quote
Sometimes, the weirdest ideas become enjoyable reads. Mysterious Girlfriend X for example.

But if it does end up going into fetishy territory boy falls for mom thing, then it's crossed the line.


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Top Gun



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 3:10 pm Reply with quote
So I guess fetishizing/infantilizing sisters has been played out, and now it's time to do the same to moms?
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wastrel



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 3:29 pm Reply with quote
Next year, the hot new manga will be titled: I Can't Believe My Mother, Who is Now Younger Than Me and Acts Like a Little Sister, Is This Cute, So I Sold Her to Human Traffickers To Increase My Status at My Part-Time Job in Hell, Z.
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