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Title: Kimi no Iru Machi
Post by: Kite on May 20, 2010, 02:24:24 PM
discuss your thoughts, rage and hopes for the manga and the stories.
Title: Re: Kimi no Iru Machi
Post by: Asian_InvAsian on May 20, 2010, 05:27:17 PM
lol, well i thought that it was a very good manga until Haruto and Eba broke up. I silently raged at the story's outcome but i guess it just shows how good of a manga artist Seo-sensei is because he can evoke such emotions out of me :P

And thanks Kite for starting this thread...surprised no one started it sooner actually.
Title: Re: Kimi no Iru Machi
Post by: Kite on May 21, 2010, 06:26:38 AM
we should just discuss chapters here since i dont want it to be another *why ichigo 100% [insert your question] thread*

So it will be a Spoiler thread so those who havent seen the manga and doesnt want to be spoiled dont read the post with spoiler on.

Spoiler:
anyway lets start on the latest chapter, chapter 90, what do you think will happen with haruto and his persistence on getting eba back, i think eba is hiding something just as haruto said and the reason eba went out with kazama has prolly had to do with his disease which isnt said yet.
Title: Re: Kimi no Iru Machi
Post by: Aoshi101 on May 21, 2010, 12:36:49 PM
Just read the first chapter. After reading some of the spoilers posted in this thread I decided to take a look at it. I'm a sucker for slice-of-life type stories, whether its romance or just comedy or something. This fits the bill. I've been looking for a new since i don't have a current weekly slice-of-life series to read.

UPDATE: Gotten further into the manga and I like it so far. I'm at the point when Haruto was suppose to go out shopping with Kanzaki but ends up going to Tokyo with Yuzuki instead. Haruto is a complete idiot as all main characters in stories like these are.
Title: Re: Kimi no Iru Machi
Post by: Asian_InvAsian on May 26, 2010, 09:02:48 PM
Ok i just read chapter 91. When Haruto said " I came here to declare war...I'm taking her back!" . Man, If it was me i'd kill myself before saying such an embarrassing line with a straight face. But seeing that he has the balls to say that, i guess i should congratulate him. But now it's going to turn out to be some weird reverse - harem with Haruto and Kazama fighting over Eba.
Title: Re: Kimi no Iru Machi
Post by: Kite on May 28, 2010, 03:42:45 AM
If the Main character wasnt stupid there wouldnt be much on the story would there ::)



Spoiler:Chapter 91
Eba dated Kazama coz she took pity on him cant say im happy for that O_O and i feel sorry for Kazama for only having a year left to live, wonder how he would react to Harutos declaration?

Worst Case Scenario: Kazama dies, Eba doesnt get back together with Haruto, Haruto Lives on or he gets together with Mishima
Title: Re: Kimi no Iru Machi
Post by: Aoshi101 on May 29, 2010, 04:07:03 AM
 :o wow holy crap, I finally caught up to the recent chapter and just wow.

When Eba told him she had a boyfriend straight to his face a couple chapters ago, my hear sank for Haruto. Then when Haruto found out Kyousuke was the boyfriend she talked about, my heart sank even further for Haruto.

To me Eba is several curse words I'm refraining from saying. She's been toying with Haruto for a while and how can one be a girlfriend to a terminally ill'd man when she doesn't even love him. She's just paying him back for the help she gave her back in middle school. She's toying with Kyousuke's heart as well. My opinion for Eba is really low right now. I really feel Haruto should go back to Hiroshima and hook up with Kanzaki.

Overall so far I think this is one of the better series I've read in a while. Haruto is still an idiot for going out to Tokyo in the first place, even before we found out that the boyfriend thing was true. He should've just stayed in Hiroshima.
Title: Re: Kimi no Iru Machi
Post by: Kite on May 29, 2010, 06:08:06 PM
Like i said every main character is an idiot, if they werent then there would be no story would there, also if you love something be a man and fight for it!

Yeah what Eba did really is low, Dumping your Boyfriend then Getting another just becoz of pity for the guy is bad, but i dont think haruto going back to hiroshima would solve the problem =P

though gotta admit if he did go back to hiroshima and ends up with kanzaki that would be really funny

also Read the Oneshot Version Kimi no Iru Machi (Yuna)
gotta admit it wasnt as moving as the series but the main Heroine Sakuragi made me think that the series might end with Haruto getting together with Mishima and not Eba or Kanzaki =P
 
Title: Re: Kimi no Iru Machi
Post by: Aoshi101 on May 29, 2010, 10:38:57 PM
Even though we know every main character is an idiot, I'll still call him an idiot  ;D

I didn't read the one-shot yet. It definitely would be interesting if Haruto ended up with Mishima. Haruto just needs to grow balls to tell people off who wronged him.
Title: Re: Kimi no Iru Machi
Post by: Kite on May 29, 2010, 10:58:27 PM
growing balls takes time or in this case chapters in the world of anime and manga =P

what dyou guys think will happen at the end of this arc?

Title: Re: Kimi no Iru Machi
Post by: Aoshi101 on May 30, 2010, 12:40:15 AM
I think Eba will end up back with Haruto and Haruto will finish the year in Tokyo. I also think Haruto and Eba will wind up back in Hiroshima at the end of the school year, but for plot twist, I think Mishima will also wind up in Hiroshima, while Kyousuke will probably die at the end of the arc to end his story.
Title: Re: Kimi no Iru Machi
Post by: Kite on May 30, 2010, 01:41:41 AM
kinda harsh with kazama dying, but if the manga ends that way it seems like itll be a waste, i mean its the prequel seiries to suzuka so theres prolly more twist and turns
Title: Re: Kimi no Iru Machi
Post by: Aoshi101 on May 30, 2010, 04:53:38 PM
I don't think its a waste. After all he is terminally ill with only a year to live. The only way the mangaka can get Kyousuke out of that hole he dug Kyousuke in is to make it that Kyousuke lied about his illness. If it happens like that then Kyousuke will definitely be an asshole and Eba will kick his ass, not to mention Haruto and Mishima will want a couple hits in there themselves.

I just don't think Kyousuke was lying so the only other way to end his character that makes sense is for his illness to catch up with him. Plus that can allow for some character development with each character having to deal with a loss.
Title: Re: Kimi no Iru Machi
Post by: Kite on May 30, 2010, 05:23:51 PM
what i meant was it would be a waste if the manga with that just that happening i mean come on dont you want to see it go longer.

Title: Re: Kimi no Iru Machi
Post by: Aoshi101 on May 30, 2010, 10:35:31 PM
Well you just asked about one arc. There's definitely going to be more than just that. That was just my prediction of what the ending of the arc will be, not the ending of the series.
Title: Re: Kimi no Iru Machi
Post by: Kite on June 04, 2010, 03:49:46 PM
Chapter 92
ok so kazama accepted haruto's challange, eba has 2 idiots for a boyfriend and a weird girl is in love with haruto.
Title: Re: Kimi no Iru Machi
Post by: Aoshi101 on June 05, 2010, 02:13:21 AM
Weird Girl + a girl who uses others + two idiots = retarded

I'm not liking how the current plot is. Is there any reasonably realistic characters in this story... oh wait its a manga that "pretends" to be "slice-of-life". Sheesh.
Title: Re: Kimi no Iru Machi
Post by: Kite on June 05, 2010, 11:11:05 AM
Chances of that happening on real life is prolly below 5%

well anyway i dont get this battle, so if Haruto gets eba before kazama dies he wins but if he doenst and eba is still at kazamas side even as he dies he loses that plot doesnt make much sense O_o
Title: Re: Kimi no Iru Machi
Post by: Aoshi101 on June 05, 2010, 04:30:18 PM
Yeah I mean aside from getting Eba if one of them wins, what else do they get? Bragging rights? Doesn't quite work that way. Besides they're totally forgetting Eba's feelings in all of this. As much as I'm disliking Eba as a character right now, her feelings about the whole situation still count.
Title: Re: Kimi no Iru Machi
Post by: Kite on June 17, 2010, 08:12:06 AM
the story doenst have much progress now, all that excitement of the manga died down when haruto waged war against kazama
Title: Re: Kimi no Iru Machi
Post by: Aoshi101 on June 18, 2010, 01:28:26 AM
Its at a slow point because its back to building the excitement. Eventually the manga will lead up to some major even in the near future that will make or break the relationship. I'm still waiting for RedHawk to release the next chapter.
Title: Re: Kimi no Iru Machi
Post by: Asian_InvAsian on June 21, 2010, 10:42:31 PM
Ok, just finished reading chapter 94. Well nothing much happened this chapter but i reckon that it is definitely the calm before the storm...i mean they can't prolong this type of scenario for one whole year, that would just be boring. I reckon Kazama would probably die in the following 5-10 chapters if not sooner for an obvious plot twist.
Title: Re: Kimi no Iru Machi
Post by: Kite on June 22, 2010, 02:32:11 AM
or do something Bleach-like and make a character out of nowhere to complicate things.
Title: Re: Kimi no Iru Machi
Post by: Asian_InvAsian on June 22, 2010, 07:04:05 PM
or do something Bleach-like and make a character out of nowhere to complicate things.
Oh God please no  :-\
Title: Re: Kimi no Iru Machi
Post by: Aoshi101 on June 23, 2010, 09:34:20 PM
if this mangaka does that to Kimi, then I'mma stop reading it. One manga is enough, I don't need two a week doing that.
Title: Re: Kimi no Iru Machi
Post by: Kite on July 04, 2010, 06:13:01 AM
Haha new chapters out and a new character is added
The Cool Osananajimi Type and we find out that theres a chance for Kazama to get better(but who didnt see that coming)
Title: Re: Kimi no Iru Machi
Post by: Asian_InvAsian on August 05, 2010, 08:05:28 PM
Well Kazama dies...it's sad but i saw that coming a mile away.
Title: Re: Kimi no Iru Machi
Post by: KujoSan on August 05, 2010, 09:44:10 PM
i think haruto should just forget about eba and try going out with kanzaki instead. going to tokyo to follow eba only to eventually find out that eba does have a boyfriend?! that's idiotic ...
yes, i think all of the main character is an idiot, but hey, that's more than just an idiot, he's a retard
he's just too good for his own sake  >:(
Title: Re: Kimi no Iru Machi
Post by: Asian_InvAsian on August 06, 2010, 04:41:45 AM
^^yeah his idiocy bears a certain resemblance to that main character dude (forgot his name...) in "Suzuka", i mean he had a good girlfriend and was in a good relationship but he still had to screw it up by liking Suzuka? I mean come on man...
Title: Re: Kimi no Iru Machi
Post by: KujoSan on August 06, 2010, 05:56:02 AM
yep. that's what I thought too.. seo-sensei really likes making the main character to be a romantic idiot, haruto is exactly the same as yamato.. though by making it like that, the story become more exciting, i think..
Title: Re: Kimi no Iru Machi
Post by: Kite on August 08, 2010, 04:38:29 PM
Holy....I didnt see that coming, i thought Kazama was going to live and we'd get a continuation with his fight with haruto but ends up with his childhood friend....

Well im guessing with Kazama's Death there would be a more serious story and im getting a feeling that Haruto wont be going after Eba for a while, he might want to make his dream of opening up a restaurant his first priority before getting his girlfriend back

Ichigo 100% ending all over again
Title: Re: Kimi no Iru Machi
Post by: Aoshi101 on August 08, 2010, 06:31:55 PM
The problem here is it wasn't Haruto's fault that Eba had a "boyfriend" in Tokyo.  In fact, Eba didn't technically have a boyfriend when she met Haruto. She decided to get with Ryuusuke only after she went back to Tokyo and only because he was dying. None of this is Haruto's fault, more being Eba's and Ryuusuke. It's mainly Eba's fault because she failed to tell Ryuusuke that she was "dating", sort of speak, Haruto.

The problem now is that Eba is depressed and if Haruto tries to make a move now, she'll probably think he's an insensitive jerk and say "eff off". So all in all, its a lose-lose for Haruto right now, and he knows it which is why he specifically stated "There's nothing I can say".
Title: Re: Kimi no Iru Machi
Post by: Asian_InvAsian on August 08, 2010, 06:54:40 PM
Wait...Ryuusuke? What manga are we talking about here o_O?
I think you meant Kyousuke. But anyways, what did you guys think of Kazama's last lines "I Can Trust Her To You"? Do you think that Haruto would really start dating Kiyomi because that was Kazama's final request and because she's all depressed?
Title: Re: Kimi no Iru Machi
Post by: KujoSan on August 08, 2010, 10:45:15 PM
The problem here is it wasn't Haruto's fault that Eba had a "boyfriend" in Tokyo.  In fact, Eba didn't technically have a boyfriend when she met Haruto. She decided to get with Ryuusuke only after she went back to Tokyo and only because he was dying. None of this is Haruto's fault, more being Eba's and Ryuusuke. It's mainly Eba's fault because she failed to tell Ryuusuke that she was "dating", sort of speak, Haruto.

The problem now is that Eba is depressed and if Haruto tries to make a move now, she'll probably think he's an insensitive jerk and say "eff off". So all in all, its a lose-lose for Haruto right now, and he knows it which is why he specifically stated "There's nothing I can say".

yep, if I was Haruto, I'd be to afraid to make a move, because of his great feeling of friendship towards Kyosuke.

Wait...Ryuusuke? What manga are we talking about here o_O?
I think you meant Kyousuke. But anyways, what did you guys think of Kazama's last lines "I Can Trust Her To You"? Do you think that Haruto would really start dating Kiyomi because that was Kazama's final request and because she's all depressed?

noooope, not in a life chance, because Haruto really love Eba..
Title: Re: Kimi no Iru Machi
Post by: Aoshi101 on August 10, 2010, 06:56:30 PM
Geh, Kyousuke and Ryuusuke sound nearly the same so I got the two mixed up. Maybe Kimi is reminding me a bit of Beck a little, who knows.

And I'm with Kujo on this, not a chance in hell. Then again it wouldn't be surprising if the mangaka wrote it that way.
Title: Re: Kimi no Iru Machi
Post by: KujoSan on August 11, 2010, 12:53:26 AM
hahaha, Ryuusuke and Kyosuke do have similarity, that is their long hair... ;D

if the mangaka makes the story goes that way (Haruto with Kiyomi, etc, etc.. ) I really think he mess up the story too much. if it goes that way, then what is the meaning of the whole story about haruto and eba?
Title: Re: Kimi no Iru Machi
Post by: Asian_InvAsian on August 11, 2010, 07:39:12 PM
hahaha, Ryuusuke and Kyosuke do have similarity, that is their long hair... ;D

if the mangaka makes the story goes that way (Haruto with Kiyomi, etc, etc.. ) I really think he mess up the story too much. if it goes that way, then what is the meaning of the whole story about haruto and eba?

I dunno,  I think the mangaka just made what should have been a nice and simple love story into something which is just too complicated and confusing. Although the plot might have been more cliched that way, I wouldn't have had any problems enjoying it. 
Title: Re: Kimi no Iru Machi
Post by: KujoSan on August 12, 2010, 12:02:01 AM
if we talk about enjoyment, I really have no problem either way.. ;D
can't patiently wait for another chapter..  :P
Title: Re: Kimi no Iru Machi
Post by: Kite on August 12, 2010, 12:34:30 AM
Its possible but highly unlikely that Haruto would get a love interest after what happened.

Im still hoping to see Kazama rise from the dead and say Hi to haruto lol
Title: Re: Kimi no Iru Machi
Post by: KujoSan on August 13, 2010, 02:25:56 AM
Its possible but highly unlikely that Haruto would get a love interest after what happened.

Im still hoping to see Kazama rise from the dead and say Hi to haruto lol

wouldn't it be a horror manga instead? lol :P
Title: Re: Kimi no Iru Machi
Post by: Kite on September 01, 2010, 02:14:49 PM
the manga is going in another love relationship fast, man cant they cool it off a bit before Haruto falls in love again.
Title: Re: Kimi no Iru Machi
Post by: Aoshi101 on September 02, 2010, 07:05:14 PM
I don't call this love as much as just rebound relationship. Mishima knows that Haruto just came off of one, but she was testing the waters to see how far she could get. That's why all the questions in the recent chapter. On the other hand, maybe she's trying to fill the hole of a lost friend that Kazama left. Trying to grant the same relationship Haruto had with Kazama, just with Mishima instead.
Title: Re: Kimi no Iru Machi
Post by: Asian_InvAsian on September 09, 2010, 07:28:36 PM
Well it seems like Haruto isn't completely ready for another relationship just yet otherwise he wouldn't have brought Asakura along. Although I think Mishima is a good character very easy going and hard not to like. It's highly probable that this trip to his hometown might bring the two closer together.
Title: Re: Kimi no Iru Machi
Post by: Aoshi101 on September 11, 2010, 04:07:11 PM
To me, the reason Haruto brought Asakura along is to follow typical japanese of being to shy to be alone with the girl you like. Honestly, its annoying. Sounds like Japanese people need to grow balls if this is how mangakas' depict a Japanese man.
Title: Re: Kimi no Iru Machi
Post by: Asian_InvAsian on September 13, 2010, 06:47:18 PM
Yeah I've seen too many of those shy and indecisive characters. It seems like all shounen mangas these days follow this stereotypical character development, personally I'm sick of that genre. Going by a typical plot line of this genre; Haruto will probably enter into a new relationship with someone (most likely Mishima) and then everything seems all good and fine on the surface for several chapters and then there will be some plot twist that will make them break up and then he ends up with Eba again. The End.

I think you can identify a good manga/anime sometimes by the viewer's reactions (usually it results in controversy). Anime's like Evangelion or Ghost in the Shell were highly controversial when they came out but became some of the best classics of modern animation.
I'd personally recommend a series called "Onani Master Kurosawa" some of you might have read it already, some might have not. I insist that you read it through to the end but don't be grossed out by the earlier volumes (cause I know I was...) It's a brilliant series that seeks to defy and deviate itself from the stereotypical constraints of the present day manga culture so yeah give it a read sometime.
Title: Re: Kimi no Iru Machi
Post by: KujoSan on September 13, 2010, 07:46:49 PM
Yeah I've seen too many of those shy and indecisive characters. It seems like all shounen mangas these days follow this stereotypical character development, personally I'm sick of that genre. Going by a typical plot line of this genre; Haruto will probably enter into a new relationship with someone (most likely Mishima) and then everything seems all good and fine on the surface for several chapters and then there will be some plot twist that will make them break up and then he ends up with Eba again. The End.

it's exactly what I thought about this manga, it's nearly impossible for him to end up with other girls but Eba. just like Suzuka, Yamato and Suzuka are "fated" by the author to be together. As unreliable as he is, a lot of girls like him, but in the end, it's only Suzuka. sooo classic...
Title: Re: Kimi no Iru Machi
Post by: Asian_InvAsian on September 13, 2010, 09:02:34 PM
it's exactly what I thought about this manga, it's nearly impossible for him to end up with other girls but Eba. just like Suzuka, Yamato and Suzuka are "fated" by the author to be together. As unreliable as he is, a lot of girls like him, but in the end, it's only Suzuka. sooo classic...

Yeah I'm sick of all this overused and generic material. The only reason I'm still still reading it is because the art is good and to prove my theory is correct =P
Title: Re: Kimi no Iru Machi
Post by: KujoSan on September 13, 2010, 09:55:49 PM
it's exactly what I thought about this manga, it's nearly impossible for him to end up with other girls but Eba. just like Suzuka, Yamato and Suzuka are "fated" by the author to be together. As unreliable as he is, a lot of girls like him, but in the end, it's only Suzuka. sooo classic...

Yeah I'm sick of all this overused and generic material. The only reason I'm still still reading it is because the art is good and to prove my theory is correct =P

And in the end, we're still reading it, it's hard to deny that the art is good.. hahahaha ;D
Title: Re: Kimi no Iru Machi
Post by: Asian_InvAsian on September 17, 2010, 08:36:48 PM
Hahah I know eh? We can keep on dissing about it but we're still gonna be eagerly awaiting the week's new chapter  :P
Title: Re: Kimi no Iru Machi
Post by: KujoSan on September 21, 2010, 06:49:39 PM
haha yeah, you're right, we gotta admit it.. ;D
Title: Re: Kimi no Iru Machi
Post by: Kite on October 13, 2010, 05:25:15 PM
i havent read the manga in a while and god dammit i was suprised on how things went with, seo went with the another girlfriend route like it suzuka, it makes me feel that the end would be cliched, but really he could have picked nanami or akari over asuka since picking a character that was just supposed to be a side-chara over the 2 possible main heroines just leaves me gawking.

if things flows right then im guessing the ending would be haruto realizing he still loves eba and knocks her up like in suzuka :(
Title: Re: Kimi no Iru Machi
Post by: Asian_InvAsian on October 15, 2010, 04:07:53 PM
if things flows right then im guessing the ending would be haruto realizing he still loves eba and knocks her up like in suzuka :(

Hahaha yeah definitely.

EDIT: Oh wow, timeskip! Probably the only thing I didn't see coming in this manga =P. However, I did see the appearance of a new female character...soooo Seo Kouji style... -_-
Title: Re: Kimi no Iru Machi
Post by: Kite on October 29, 2010, 04:45:37 PM
i dont get whats up with seo piting haruto with all these girls, Suzuka didnt have an MC that had this much girls (--,)
and i thought it was eba too but i guess its a different girl =/

college would prolly be the last arc in KnIM and haruto will gonna knock some girl up as an ending =/
or either we get a Nice Boat/Nice Train Ending with all these girls around.
Title: Re: Kimi no Iru Machi
Post by: Aoshi101 on October 29, 2010, 07:52:11 PM
The time skip was kinda out of left field. As much as its nice to finally see another manga go into college life, the time skip wasn't planned right. It seems like Seo ran out of ideas and decided to throw in a random skip so he could get to a new age level where more stories could occur. It's actually fairly annoying.
Title: Re: Kimi no Iru Machi
Post by: Asian_InvAsian on November 03, 2010, 05:15:28 PM
I've since lost count of how many girls are in this Harem.  ???
Oh and by the way it seems like Kawashita-sensei is doing another manga! It's called "(G) Edition" ->http://www.mangafox.com/manga/g_edition/  (http://www.mangafox.com/manga/g_edition/)
She also did a oneshot called "My Idol"
Lets just hope that this one won't get canceled...
Title: Re: Kimi no Iru Machi
Post by: Aoshi101 on November 03, 2010, 07:48:37 PM
Yeah I saw both of Kawashita's works, but I have yet to read em. The premises seemed weird.
Title: Re: Kimi no Iru Machi
Post by: Asian_InvAsian on November 03, 2010, 10:57:16 PM
Yeah it reminds me of a mix between Doraemon x Bakuman x Hatsukoi Limited...even the main heroine looks like that girl from Hatsukoi whose name I haven't bothered to remember...
Title: Re: Kimi no Iru Machi
Post by: Kite on November 04, 2010, 05:48:43 AM
Arent all girls of Mizuki-sensei looks the same?

Toujo Aya has the most look alikes which IMO gets sexier by the series while chimaki gets one who gets cuter by the series and almost all the cool guys looks like Manaka. its kinda painful to read her mangas now since i keep comparing them with Ichigo 100%'s story quality and im just getting dissapointed.

and i agree with AI with G Edition being a copy of bakuman and doraemon, must have been made coz of bakuman being famous now.

anyway were getting derailed so to back it up on topic.

Why did seo bother putting another girl in the story? shouldnt he just cultivated more on the AsukaXHaruto story instead of adding another girl to complicate things?

Title: Re: Kimi no Iru Machi
Post by: Aoshi101 on November 04, 2010, 09:06:50 AM
It seems that's Seo's only way to create complication is by creating another potential girl.
Title: Re: Kimi no Iru Machi
Post by: Asian_InvAsian on November 04, 2010, 04:54:26 PM
Yeah but we all know that she'll just get rejected in the end anyways...
Title: Re: Kimi no Iru Machi
Post by: KujoSan on December 28, 2010, 08:53:17 AM
errr... I really don't get what Seo-sensei was thinking when he made the decision about the time skip.. for me it's dissapointing..

eh, hello everyone, long time no see..  ;D
Title: Re: Kimi no Iru Machi
Post by: Aoshi101 on December 29, 2010, 04:39:52 PM
sup Kujo and I agree. However there wasn't much story there before the time skip anyway. When Seo-san "wrote off" Eba, there goes anymore story for the time being. So in order to create conflict, he had to introduce new plot devices and characters. Unfortunately, it's been quite dull. Hopefully things will get exciting soon.
Title: Re: Kimi no Iru Machi
Post by: Asian_InvAsian on December 30, 2010, 11:14:01 PM
mmm yeah it's been quite boring lately although the love hotel incident with Asuka piqued my interest until it turned out to be nothing.


EDIT: Okay so Eba reappears, I sooooo totally didn't see that one coming >_>
Although it was really touching when Haruto realises that he loves Asuka more than Eba :)
Title: Re: Kimi no Iru Machi
Post by: KujoSan on January 25, 2011, 09:13:37 PM
mmm yeah it's been quite boring lately although the love hotel incident with Asuka piqued my interest until it turned out to be nothing.


EDIT: Okay so Eba reappears, I sooooo totally didn't see that one coming >_>
Although it was really touching when Haruto realises that he loves Asuka more than Eba :)


yea, i really didnt see it coming, but still I feel the story plot is a bit too plain..  :-\

and the last chapter released (120) didn't really have a story...
Title: Re: Kimi no Iru Machi
Post by: Aoshi101 on January 26, 2011, 09:26:58 AM
Over at mangafox there's been alot of discussion on whether Asuka really loves Haruto or not. The scene they reference is when Haruto was all serious and told Asuka he loves her, but she instead jokes about it. In a serious moment like that, people don't typically joke like that, because common sense overrides and shows that it would be inconsiderate to do so. But on the flipside there are people that argue that she was joking because that's who she is.

Then there's a discussion going on about Haruto and Asuka breaking up soon (which I agree with). Seo wouldn't have brought back Eba, unless if something bad was going to go down between Asuka and Haruto at some point. Besides during the time when Haruto and Asuka were at the Love Hotel, what was the message that Asuka got all about? What was it and what did it say?

I believe Asuka is hiding something that maybe as damaging, if not more, than what Haruto is hiding. And it may have to do with sex (maybe she isn't a virgin after all). It would explain why she's acting way too nice to Haruto. Lets face it, no girlfriend would allow their boyfriend to go to a mixer (unless if they were a swinging couple, but highly unlikely in this situation).
Title: Re: Kimi no Iru Machi
Post by: Asian_InvAsian on February 04, 2011, 06:41:31 PM
Really? She doesn't seem to be hiding any big secrets to me, but who knows. I'm just waiting to see how Seo Kouji makes Haruto and Asuka break up and then Haruto ends up with Eba again and bla blah blah the end. Although it would be nice if they pulled a Ichigo 100% on us and Haruto lives happily ever after with Asuka and rejects Eba :P
Title: Re: Kimi no Iru Machi
Post by: Aoshi101 on February 07, 2011, 07:00:32 PM
I'm actually hoping he ends up with Kanzaki but I know that'll never happen ahahaha
Title: Re: Kimi no Iru Machi
Post by: Asian_InvAsian on February 07, 2011, 11:16:14 PM
Hahaha yeah I myself was rooting for Akari but too bad childhood friend type characters these days are mostly just side characters.

And can we please do something about all those bots spamming the forums? It's really annoying and no, I do not want to buy some Viagra, but thanks for asking.
Title: Re: Kimi no Iru Machi
Post by: Aoshi101 on February 13, 2011, 07:03:49 PM
Bots are clear so we can talk normally again ahaha

Well the new chapter was interesting but it is furthering the possibility that Asuka and Haruto will break up.
Title: Re: Kimi no Iru Machi
Post by: Asian_InvAsian on February 20, 2011, 02:49:19 AM
mmm yeah definitely since Haruto didn't tell Asuka about that little challenge with Rin. Most likely scenario Asuka finds them during their date and possibly Rin kissing Haruto or something.
Title: Re: Kimi no Iru Machi
Post by: Aoshi101 on February 20, 2011, 05:46:58 AM
I think this is just the calm before the real storm. Haruto has no guts to say no to a girl. He knows full well he has a girlfriend and by even going on what can remotely be called a date, he knows the implications that can cause. Despite all this, he is going through it. It means he even has doubts in his own feelings that he thinks he needs to confirm by going out with another girl. That's piss poor thinking, but if that's what it takes to move the plot along, then so be it.
Title: Re: Kimi no Iru Machi
Post by: Asian_InvAsian on February 25, 2011, 06:51:01 PM
And then Eba appears for a dramatic twist! This isn't gonna end well...
Title: Re: Kimi no Iru Machi
Post by: Aoshi101 on February 25, 2011, 07:08:10 PM
Well at least its starting to almost confirm what we all figure, that Haruto and Asuka will break up soon
Title: Re: Kimi no Iru Machi
Post by: Asian_InvAsian on February 28, 2011, 06:07:59 PM
Haha and our fears are confirmed. Although it'll take a few chapters i think, and a lot of tears and the usual break up routine that comes along with it.

EDIT: And the seeds of heartbreak are finally beginning to take root in Haruto's heart it seems...
Title: Re: Kimi no Iru Machi
Post by: Aoshi101 on March 11, 2011, 05:49:06 PM
Well I'm actually looking forward to Asuka disappearing. Hopefully we'll see some confrontation next chapter.
Title: Re: Kimi no Iru Machi
Post by: Asian_InvAsian on March 13, 2011, 12:24:59 AM
Can someone introduce me to a good manga? Because truthfully I'm getting a bit tired discussing the downfall of Kimi no Iru Machi, it had potential in the beginning but as of now -- not really my cup of tea. I think this stems from the problem that the author made this too unnecessarily complicated for my liking and just ruined the storyline.
Title: Re: Kimi no Iru Machi
Post by: Aoshi101 on March 13, 2011, 12:15:50 PM
I can't really recommend a whole lot, but one I just got done catching up on was Liar Game. Pretty fun, though it does get a bit repetative as the story progresses. It's an ongoing series so you'll just have to google around.
Title: Re: Kimi no Iru Machi
Post by: Asian_InvAsian on June 14, 2011, 09:24:51 PM
I'm really not liking the direction this manga is going at the moment. I've basically come to hate nearly everything about this manga - the characters, the plot, the whole "Seo Kouji Experience" bullshit that he's trying to feed me. But...<3 Asuka. I just finished reading Chapter 139 and if this was Ichigo 100%, then Haruto would have: a) Grown a pair and b) Sneaked out of his house and did a little midnight rendezvous to apologize to Asuka (Remember how Junpei did that with Nishino during their trip in Kyoto? God I love that scene.)
Title: Re: Kimi no Iru Machi
Post by: Aoshi101 on June 15, 2011, 11:04:36 AM
I disagree, because the one thing that makes Ichigo 100% so great is because it has its own unique experience. Every manga should be different in its own way. I actually like this whole thing going on with Asuka because Seo has been hinting at it for the longest time. I'm glad he finally got off his ass and made it happen. I never felt like Asuka was that great of a character because she just never felt like she was a long term answer. Both Asuka and Haruto, I feel, used each other after the death of Kazama. They were just kinda being a crutch for each other to deal with the loss, plus HAruto had extra baggage of losing Eba at the time.
Title: Re: Kimi no Iru Machi
Post by: Asian_InvAsian on June 16, 2011, 02:12:23 AM
It's cruel, but true. I don't think anyone can deny that that's the truth of this situation. And how it will turn out, I think all of us can guess. I'm still hating Haruto though...what I don't get is that Haruto himself said that he doesn't have any feelings for Eba anymore, but now he's got some sudden realisation that he still loves her? It shouldn't really be a surprise to anyone, but I just hated how Seo Kouji executed it. He's basically just blatantly disregarding Haruto and Asuka's relationship for the past one and a half years that occurred during the time skip. It makes me think what's the point in the first place? Make Haruto date some random girl that he "supposedly" doesn't even have feelings for just so that he can move on from his failed relationship with Eba and then dump Asuka even though she's been so nice to him. Sure, you can say that his true love was and always has been Eba, but I find that hard to stomach to be honest.
Title: Re: Kimi no Iru Machi
Post by: Aoshi101 on June 16, 2011, 09:23:36 PM
Haruto was hurt by Eba really bad when she just up and left him, then only to find out she went back to Tokyo to date Kazama. Top it all off that he finds this out AFTER he became good friends with Kazama. What takes the cake even more is that Kazama asks Haruto to take care of Asuka, only then to die soon afterwards. Being a loyal friend, Haruto goes to Asuka's side while still reeling from his own losses. No time to really recover, which stagnates the relationship between Haruto and Asuka. It took Haruto a year and a half to even make it a step further in their relationship which says alot about where Haruto's heart really is and how long it took for both Haruto and Asuka to recover from just Kazama's death.

At this point all that happened to the wound of Eba leaving Haruto was a bandaid and a scab, but it never really went away. Then when Eba showed up again, its like ripping it all off and making it fresh again. Then Eba confesses to him and he comes to the realization that he still loves her, which does make sense considering how he never really had motivation to proceed in a relationship with Asuka.

It's not that Seo Kouji is deliberately ignoring Asuka; you can tell in the way he has written her character that she wasn't meant to last too awful long. However after the most recent chapter, I've stopped myself short in my theory of Asuka only because the way she was represented in this chapter could potentially mean she is going to fight for Haruto, which means she is stepping out of that supporting character role, into the "second girl". Think Ichigo 100%, just in Seo Kouji's writing.

All in all, most of what I said is pure speculation that I've come up with or have talked/read about in discussions on other boards with other people. We also have to keep in mind what Seo Kouji said about this manga when it was started. This manga is suppose to be for the fans who wanted the secondary character to win in Suzuka, but never did. If we take that in the literal sense, it could very well mean Seo Kouji is going to have Asuka as the final girl. However, Asuka (technically) isn't the second girl to appear in this manga, she is the third. Arguably, the second one is Nanami (I say arguably because its hard to determine whether it was Nanami or Eba who came first). If Eba is put in the spotlight as the second girl, then Seo could really have meant that Eba is going to be the final girl.

As you can see I have way too much time on my hands  ;D
Title: Re: Kimi no Iru Machi
Post by: Asian_InvAsian on June 17, 2011, 12:56:31 AM
This manga is suppose to be for the fans who wanted the secondary character to win in Suzuka, but never did.

Did he actually say that? Most authors are tight-lipped about spoilers so early onwards. And I find it a bit vague tbh, by "secondary character" did he mean that as:
1. In a literal sense, i.e Asuka.
2. Or the "secondary character" that is carried over from Suzuka. What I mean is, does he want someone who looks like Honoka (i.e Eba) to be the final girl this time?
Title: Re: Kimi no Iru Machi
Post by: Aoshi101 on June 17, 2011, 05:25:32 AM
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If we take that in the literal sense, it could very well mean Seo Kouji is going to have Asuka as the final girl. However, Asuka (technically) isn't the second girl to appear in this manga, she is the third. Arguably, the second one is Nanami (I say arguably because its hard to determine whether it was Nanami or Eba who came first). If Eba is put in the spotlight as the second girl, then Seo could really have meant that Eba is going to be the final girl.
Title: Re: Kimi no Iru Machi
Post by: Asian_InvAsian on June 17, 2011, 06:53:43 PM
Woops, silly me  ;D
Title: Re: Kimi no Iru Machi
Post by: Aoshi101 on June 17, 2011, 07:04:19 PM
 ;) no issues here

I'm really curious where its gonna go from here though. Honestly I wish Nanami was the chosen girl.
Title: Re: Kimi no Iru Machi
Post by: Asian_InvAsian on June 17, 2011, 07:59:29 PM
I wouldn't have minded if it was in an omnibus format like Amagami SS. That way, no fans are left angry thinking "What if..." and each heroine gets her own arc. I think author's should use the omnibus format more often, I'm not sure why they don't...but generally I think it's because of the time restraint. If you think about it, it takes a long time to develop the characters and their relationship with each other. So to produce a good quality romance manga for each and every single heroine, I would say about 5-6 volumes for each heroine, wouldn't you agree?