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Aquasakura



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2014 5:13 pm Reply with quote
The idea and theme of these stories I like, and I would want to give them a try. However the fact they are in Japanese is a bummer as I have yet to master the language. I guess I might bookmark the page or something and save it for the day i can read Japanese.

Congratulation for the author for having two successful stories.
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maximilianjenus



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2014 5:53 pm Reply with quote
well, there's always cosplayer ushjiima's manga, which has already been translated.
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Aquasakura



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2014 9:43 pm Reply with quote
I never heard of the manga and I try looking it up but I can't find it.
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noblesse oblige



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 10, 2014 1:48 am Reply with quote
This sounds like a really great idea for a manga. Maybe MangaReborn, Amimaru or Crunchyroll with translate it?
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enurtsol



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 10, 2014 4:11 am Reply with quote
Complex cosplay!
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Touma



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 10, 2014 7:39 am Reply with quote
maximilianjenus wrote:
well, there's always cosplayer ushjiima's manga, which has already been translated.

Iiniku Ushijima is a totally hot* ero-cosplay idol, but what is the manga?
EDIT: I found a hentai doujinshi about her. Is that what you were talking about?

*I am not giving any links because I do not know of any that are safe for work.
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L'Imperatore



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 10, 2014 8:51 am Reply with quote
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Sakuma's portrayal of a woman who keeps her hobby secret from her coworkers and struggles with the gap between her increasing age and continuing interest in the gothic lolita subculture provoked sympathy from its readers, who tweeted comments like "I understand," "I cried," and "It was heartbreaking."

The bolded part and readers' comments make me wonder... does her being a closeted cosplayer imply some sort of negative view Japanese people (that is, those are not into anime/manga), here represented by her coworkers, have toward cosplayers (i.e. freaks in costumes*)?

Or is it simply because of her age (i.e. "Grow up, ma'am! You're WAY too old for that!")?

* I understand that I'm using extreme choice of words. About that, I'm really sorry.
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