This is actually a change in the forum software that was introduced a few weeks ago, I think: When you quote somebody, then the post is no longer a reply because people thought that it was somehow the same thing twice (reply AND quote) so it was changed so that now it’s only either-or. I’m not exactly sure whether I like this change, though
The main reason for the change (for me at least) was that when you were quoting multiple people, the reply specifying one person was confusing. It made it seem as if that was the main person you were replying to, when in fact you were replying to everyone equally.
As @Kazzeon said, it is 五等分の花嫁 (The Quintessential Quintuplets is the English title). I finished the series a couple of months ago, but some of the little quirks from the series still stick in my head.
That’s what I thought. I saw the hair band and was like, Yotsuba… I watched the first season of the anime last year when I had access to Netflix Japan to get some listening practice. Part of me was like “ugh typical harem”, but the other part of me enjoyed it enough (gave it 7.5/10) and was curious how it would go. So I actually started the manga last week (got the first two volumes for free a while back) despite my general hatred of harems. We’ll see if I actually read it to the end though. (Also, there’s already a clear best girl simply from the first season of the anime, and any other ending would probably leave me unsatisfied, but I guess that’s just how it goes with this kind of story…)
Natively: Level 25 (This is currently only based on my ratings so take it with a pinch of salt)
The series focuses on Taiki Inomata, a student at Eimei Junior and Senior High who is a member of the boys’ badminton team. Every morning, he trains alongside his upperclasswoman and fellow crush Chinatsu Kano, who is on the girls’ basketball team. However, Chinatsu moves in with Taiki’s family when her parents leave Japan to work abroad. With Chinatsu now living with him, Taiki aims to slowly develop his relationship with her as they both strive to make it to the national championship with their respective teams.
This is the current romance manga serializing in Weekly Shounen Jump. It hits a great balance between sports & romance manga. Overall the characters are extremely likeable and believably written. This manga has some of the best character spreads I have seen, the art in those is truly stunning! Since it is a weekly manga the author can not keep that amazing quality up all the time but even the less detailed panels look really good! This and 推しの子 are probably my favorite currently serializing weekly manga right now!
Pros and Cons
Both sports and romance that work well together
Actually good pacing (stuff happens)
Does not feel very tropey (at least to me)
Still ongoing (might be a downside if you want to read a finished story)
If it’s an ongoing series, I typically consider it a con for a potential offshoot club that we’d have to wait for the next volume to come out. However, this series looks to have a new volume (seven chapters?) released every two to three months.
押しの子 or 推しの子? (Just confirming in case anyone wants to look it up.)