Shinshi Doumei Cross/YMMV

Everything About Fiction You Never Wanted to Know.

  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Komaki, according to a character popularity poll that ran during the manga's serialisation; even Tanemura herself was surprised by that. Maora also deserves mention here.
  • Ho Yay: Maguri's canon (and completely obvious and unabashed) crush on Takanari. If you don't consider Maora transgender or of two different genders at once, s/he and Maguri are yaoi guys.
  • Les Yay: Ushio's canon feelings for Haine. Ryokka also admits that she once had a secret crush on another girl as a teenager, though what she doesn't tell Haine is that the girl in question was Maika.
  • One True Threesome: Canonically! Haine initially says she wants to marry both Takanari and Shizumasa, the latter of whom seems perfectly fine with this.
    • Of course, she does actually chose Takanari. Then she changes her mind.
  • Portmanteau Series Nickname: ShinKuro, as given in the manga's freetalk columns.
  • Unfortunate Implications: Quite a few regarding the non-straight characters. The way Ushio's feelings for Haine are handled stands out, though a good part of that could be chalked up to Values Dissonance. On the other hand, Maora and Maguri do end up together.
    • The fact that Ushio was paired up with Senri (a pedophile) in the end (in a relationship heavily implied to have no love in it) really, really didn't help matters.
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