My thoughts on Pᴀɢᴇ.12:
I hadn’t mentioned it before, but I really like how Kominato’s hairstyle is drawn.
Somehow, I’ve finally be able to remember his name! It helps that I’m familiar with the word minato (harbor). I’m trying to remember his given name, but whenever I think “Aya”, I picture:
What exactly were you thinking the outcome of such an excuse was going to be…?
You have to plan these things in advance, and really leave the cellphone behind!
That’s what happens when you just casually walk through your own house.
(I notice I’m mostly commenting on artwork. Once we get past the anime-covered material, I wonder if I’ll comment on content more?)
Although I’m sure there are many exceptions, in my experience, random male students in anime/manga typically don’t have earrings unless 1) they’re a clear stereotype/trope character, or 2) they’re a main character. I don’t remember this guy from the anime. Now I’m wondering if the end of the anime was adapted from the manga, or written original to end the anime. (Guess I’ll find out soon enough!) Could Earrings Guy be a new main character ushering in an era of non-adapted material?
I’m still waiting for a bit more spotlight for Kominato. Right now Yuuri’s been getting it. And while what’s-her-name did get that flashback about how she came to fall in love with her sensei, I’m still waiting for her to get some spotlight, something other than just sitting there looking bored.
I do like that what’s-her-name is the one with this line. She’s becoming a more active part of the group, rather than simply begrudgingly being pulled along. If we continue to see subtle growth like this, I’d really like that.