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batwing321



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 06, 2021 9:07 am Reply with quote
How does that sort of switch even happen between a girl and a boy? Shocked
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MFrontier



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 06, 2021 2:59 pm Reply with quote
That's a pretty strong staff and casting for the two leads.
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harminia



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 06, 2021 5:07 pm Reply with quote
batwing321 wrote:
How does that sort of switch even happen between a girl and a boy? Shocked


Seriously, how inept is that hospital. I know it's manga logic but damn would I be suing them over that.

Imagine doing the gender reveal party, then you bring the child back and you're just like "well I guess we were wrong?"
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BlueAlf



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 06, 2021 8:32 pm Reply with quote
batwing321 wrote:
How does that sort of switch even happen between a girl and a boy? Shocked


It's the author's trademark kind of gag.
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kotomikun



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Nagi Umino [...] was switched at birth [...] his parents have decided to resolve the hospital switch by conveniently having him marry the daughter his birth parents raised

Well that's... somewhat different from the standard "technically not incest" setup, I suppose. And they combined it with arranged marriage, somehow. His parents have a pretty strange concept of convenience.
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kgw



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 6:27 am Reply with quote
Well, it still traditional to marry INTO the family of your husband (sometimes wife), so it's not that far-fetched...
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R. Kasahara



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 8:59 am Reply with quote
BlueAlf wrote:
It's the author's trademark kind of gag.

And they ran it and other recurring gags into the ground with Yamada-kun (in the manga, anyway). Hopefully this series won't drag on as unnecessarily.
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me_barron



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 11:19 am Reply with quote
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his parents have decided to resolve the hospital switch by conveniently having him marry the daughter his birth parents raised


Sound anime logic, I see.
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Shay Guy



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 7:30 pm Reply with quote
This was clearly coming, given how strong the manga's debut has been, but I'm still surprised the announcement came just over a year in.

One aspect of the manga that I really like: the relationship that develops between Erika and her newly discovered biological sister, Nagi's adopted sister. There's a cute moment in volume 2 where they're both deeply flattered to be told how alike they are. Smile

One aspect of the manga I and many other readers don't like: spoiler[the fact that said sister is part of the harem. Mind you, I personally think you could play with this in interesting ways, like not understanding her own feelings well enough to realize she's no more sexually or romantically attracted to him than she was before and the real issue is her anxiety and uncertainty about what the nature of their relationship is now, or will be if he comes to spend more time with another girl than with the Umino family.]
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kotomikun



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 11:10 pm Reply with quote
kgw wrote:
Well, it still traditional to marry INTO the family of your husband (sometimes wife), so it's not that far-fetched...

Yeah, but normally the family-in-law is not also your family-in-blood.

And from the above spoiler, spoiler[it's also a harem and includes the standard "technically not incest" deal as a side plot.] Really going for Anime Romance Bingo with this one.
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Kyo Hisagi



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 11:45 pm Reply with quote
batwing321 wrote:
How does that sort of switch even happen between a girl and a boy? Shocked


Also brunette was raised by blonde family and vice versa.
I am not saying it's impossible (I've studied biology, mom), but I would have asked few questions if I was their fathers.
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