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BodaciousSpacePirate
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:18 am Reply with quote
Let's put this one in perspective, Rebecca: when it comes to "problematic romances in firefighting manga", nothing is ever going to beat that time Fire Investigator Nanase fell in love with the arsonist who set the fire her parents died in!
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phoenixalia



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:25 am Reply with quote
This was a manga I had hopes for but around volume 2, it became clear to me that the heroine was turning in your usual love struck blushy-wushy weak heroine so I dropped it.

Maybe it's because I had too many hopes for this, or that it's just a result of me becoming picky with my shoujo manga or wanting more fresh stories, or whatever, but I dropped it. I'll look out for volume 2's review and see if it improves and then maybe I'll try it again.
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Princess_Irene



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:50 pm Reply with quote
BodaciousSpacePirate wrote:
Let's put this one in perspective, Rebecca: when it comes to "problematic romances in firefighting manga", nothing is ever going to beat that time Fire Investigator Nanase fell in love with the arsonist who set the fire her parents died in!


Ha ha, I'd forgotten about that little subplot! You're absolutely right - I'll take Moe's daddy issues over Nanase's...arsonist love (I couldn't come up with a cutesy way to say that) any day.


@phoenixalia

Of Kodansha's newest shoujo romance releases, only The Prince's Black Poison looks like it won't go that route thus far, and that series has its own problems.
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phia_one



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:27 pm Reply with quote
Yeah, the daddy issues are what made me drop this.
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Agent355



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 4:39 pm Reply with quote
This manga sounds like it would've been much better if it weren't a romance, but a YA story about a family finding a surrogate Big Brother after losing their dad. I could totally see that working as seinen, josei, or even shojo with a more slice-of-life bent, something like Barakamon. Oh, well.
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