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Manga 'Yagate Kimi ni Naru' Gets TV Anime

by tsubasalover
Apr 26, 8:07 AM | 92 Comments
A teaser website for Nio Nakatani's Yagate Kimi ni Naru (Bloom Into You) manga has launched and announced a TV anime adaptation on Friday. The anime, commemorating the series' third anniversary, is slated for this fall.

Synopsis
Yuu has always loved shoujo manga and awaits the day she gets a love confession that sends her heart aflutter with bubbles and blushes, and yet when a junior high classmate confesses his feelings to her...she feels nothing. Disappointed and confused, Yuu enters high school still unsure how to respond. That's when Yuu sees the beautiful student council president Nanami turn down a suitor with such maturity that she's inspired to ask her for help. But when the next person to confess to Yuu is Nanami herself. Has her shoujo romance finally begun? (Source: Seven Seas Entertainment)

Staff
Director: Makoto Katou (Sakurako-san no Ashimoto ni wa Shitai ga Umatteiru)
Series Composition, Script: Jukki Hanada (No Game No Life series composition)
Character Design: Hiroaki Gouda (the Amagami SS series)
Studio: TROYCA

Nakatani launched the yuri manga in monthly Dengeki Daioh magazine as her debut work in April 2015. Kadokawa published the fifth volume on January 5. The series placed fourth in Niconico and Da Vinci Magazine's third Tsugi ni Kuru Manga awards last August. Yagate Kimi ni Naru has a cumulative 500,000 copies of its compiled volumes in circulation.

Seven Seas Entertainment licensed the manga in North America last January and published the fourth volume on February 20.

Official site: http://yagakimi.com/
Official Twitter: @yagakimi

Source: Comic Natalie

Yagate Kimi ni Naru on MAL

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Dullboy said:
vanillaskynet said:
dude can you give an example of the general tropes you're referring to because I don't seen any that stands out or will distract you from the story, also there are only 31 chapters as of now and the main couple are basically still in the process of understanding each other and their feelings, that's what is great about this manga, it is character driven. We see them grow as the try to under love and one another. I don't know when you supposedly dropped the manga but I think you dropped it too soon to even make a case against it since you haven't stated exactly what it is that turned you off the series in the first place.
I gave it up at chapter 24 (it's in my dropped list), if I remember correctly it wasn't because the chapter itself was bad but because I thought I wasn't really enjoying the serie so I naturaly stopped. I'm all for character driven story, that's what I seek actually, way more than scenario driven ones. If I can't connect with the characters or like them, and if I find the artisical aspects to have some lacking (generic art style, bad or uninspired paneling or dialogue, etc etc) then I usually don't feel like continuing a manga and leave it like that or give it not very good notation. That's what happened here. It's pretty personal (and normal, in my opinion).
I feel like my comment have been misunderstood as attacking people that like the manga when it really wasn't my goal. There is nothing wrong about liking it, but I wanted nonetheless to give my point of view about the fact that I would really like some yuri anime that take more risk, that are original and not adaptation, that are less "animeish", etc etc.
I'll at least give credit for the manga to kind of slightly touch the subject of asexuality somehow, in a kind of way..


I see.....good point I get what you mean, I certainly felt the same way too when I started but pushed through lol since it's unlike the rest and got hooked....most yuri manga these days are nonsentical cough coough citrus cough

May 23, 10:02 AM by vanillaskynet

@TsubasaFamily
I read what you said, and the conclusion seems simple: we don't seek the same thing when it comes to girls in love, that's all ^^.
Let's leave it at that.

May 22, 1:10 PM by Dullboy

Dullboy said:
Haha I don't know how you reached that conclusion, because I do like the yuri genre, or should I say, LGBT themed manga and anime. I think it should be visible in my manga list. I find it stange that it look like I was "beating up" the serie. I think it's because you and some other people strongly like it and feel like I'm in an attacking stand. I can understand, but it's not the case.


Edit: Sorry this response is long, respond to whatever you want or nothing at all, I'm just trying to understand how you think lol >_>

I see, well I hadn't taken the time to look at your list but I read where you said you didn't like the general tropes you'd seen before (which I continue to love) and that you wanted a "non-fetishized" Yuri. That latter part in particular is a big red flag for me usually, because it's never defined properly. What the heck is "fetishized?"

For example, Citrus was written by a lesbian author while Yagate was written by a man. Does that change anything? Maybe Citrus is closer to the kind of thing lesbians actually want to read and maybe it's less "fetishized" than we think it is? I've seen almost no lesbians complain about Citrus, it's always straight guys and girls, and I know a lot of people don't want to bring sexuality into it, but that feels relevant to me. Are people trying to complain on lesbians' behalf or is it really a personal preference?

Personally, I don't care how naked the girls are or not, I just want them to have a relationship lol. And I MUCH prefer Yuri with sex over not, because sex is an integral part of loving someone. There's so much "Yuri-bait" out there in the mainstream that it's nice to see it happen and be able to say "this is DEFINITELY canon".

Plus, no offense, but it's entertainment, not "LGBT" media in the sense I think people mean it. I don't like Yuri being lumped in as "LGBT" because I have absolutely no interest in any "LGBT" media that's not strictly "L". Japan doesn't have an "LGBT" sociopolitical agenda, and that's another point that rarely gets taken into consideration.

May 22, 10:40 AM by TsubasaFamily

vanillaskynet said:
dude can you give an example of the general tropes you're referring to because I don't seen any that stands out or will distract you from the story, also there are only 31 chapters as of now and the main couple are basically still in the process of understanding each other and their feelings, that's what is great about this manga, it is character driven. We see them grow as the try to under love and one another. I don't know when you supposedly dropped the manga but I think you dropped it too soon to even make a case against it since you haven't stated exactly what it is that turned you off the series in the first place.
I gave it up at chapter 24 (it's in my dropped list), if I remember correctly it wasn't because the chapter itself was bad but because I thought I wasn't really enjoying the serie so I naturaly stopped. I'm all for character driven story, that's what I seek actually, way more than scenario driven ones. If I can't connect with the characters or like them, and if I find the artisical aspects to have some lacking (generic art style, bad or uninspired paneling or dialogue, etc etc) then I usually don't feel like continuing a manga and leave it like that or give it not very good notation. That's what happened here. It's pretty personal (and normal, in my opinion).
I feel like my comment have been misunderstood as attacking people that like the manga when it really wasn't my goal. There is nothing wrong about liking it, but I wanted nonetheless to give my point of view about the fact that I would really like some yuri anime that take more risk, that are original and not adaptation, that are less "animeish", etc etc.
I'll at least give credit for the manga to kind of slightly touch the subject of asexuality somehow, in a kind of way.

TsubasaFamily said:
Anyway, based on the rest of your comment, maybe Yuri just isn't your thing? I think if you don't inherently enjoy watching two girls grow in a relationship together, regardless of the context, it's probably not. I'm not saying that like it's a terrible thing (though I wish everyone liked it :P) but there's no reason to beat up a series for not being EXACTLY the Yuri you want or to beat up yourself for not enjoying it.
Haha I don't know how you reached that conclusion, because I do like the yuri genre, or should I say, LGBT themed manga and anime. I think it should be visible in my manga list. I find it stange that it look like I was "beating up" the serie. I think it's because you and some other people strongly like it and feel like I'm in an attacking stand. I can understand, but it's not the case.
As for Lesbian themed manga, I especially like the works of Ebine Yamaji (like "free soul") and also Kiriko Nananan ( "Blue" ). For more conventional works there is "Prism" and "Girfriend" that I still have a sweet spot for (maybe because I started investigating the genre with them ?) , and "Maka-Maka" is for me the best yuri-hentai I've read. Then there is "Gunjou" that I wouldn't say is exactly a yuri romance, but the complexity of the two characters relationship is very interesting and is one I would say have "layers". That's the principal things I can think of. (There is also "octave", but I consider the manga to be kind of misandric, so I have problem with it).

May 22, 1:04 AM by Dullboy

Dullboy said:
...it was more about making reference about the way some readers seems to consider yuri manga/anime and want to idealise lesbian relationship in this sort of "pure love" fetishisation that kind of tickles me off.


I feel like I should point out that the "purest form of love" idea is supposed to be sort of satirical as far as I can tell. I remember a while ago there'd be these inside Yuri memes... kinda, at least as much as was possible in the scattered communities of Yuri fans... but people would say stuff like "it's not rape if its Yuri!" and "Yuri is pure no matter what" more as a joke than anything.

Of course, this eventually turned into the "pure Yuri" camp, which I think is really stupid, where people think Yuri should be only hand-holding and kisses on the cheek, so *shrug*

Anyway, based on the rest of your comment, maybe Yuri just isn't your thing? I think if you don't inherently enjoy watching two girls grow in a relationship together, regardless of the context, it's probably not. I'm not saying that like it's a terrible thing (though I wish everyone liked it :P) but there's no reason to beat up a series for not being EXACTLY the Yuri you want or to beat up yourself for not enjoying it.

May 21, 8:37 PM by TsubasaFamily

@Dullboy
[/quote] To be honest, what made me drop Yagate is more about some more general tropes I've already saw too much (for me) , and some of the main characters reactions/personality trait that I found kind of orcherstated and annoying, if that make sense. But then, it's not really about any Yuri aspect in the end, more about how most standard manga/anime works seems to be made those days. Yagate is still better than Citrus in my book, that's for sure.
Maybe what I would like would just be a non fetishised lesbian/gay romance focused anime that isn't in a school setting with the graduation's speach, infirmary intimacy moment, theater club representation for the school festival, etc etc? That would be nice. [/quote]

dude can you give an example of the general tropes you're referring to because I don't seen any that stands out or will distract you from the story, also there are only 31 chapters as of now and the main couple are basically still in the process of understanding each other and their feelings, that's what is great about this manga, it is character driven. We see them grow as the try to under love and one another. I don't know when you supposedly dropped the manga but I think you dropped is too soon to even make a case against it since you haven't stated exactly what it is that turned you off the series in the first place.

May 21, 6:20 PM by vanillaskynet

TsubasaFamily said:
Took you guys long enough! Knew this adaptation was coming, but this year was sooner than expected. Hyped! :D


there's only like 31 chapters so I think waiting was the best choice....

May 21, 6:03 PM by vanillaskynet

wow I totally missed the news since I haven't been on here in awhile. Away as someone who's been reading the manga since the beginning I'm excited to see such an incredible and well written yuri manga since girl friends get animated. You'll won't be disappointed, it isn't as silly as citrus which seems to be written by someone who doesn't know how relationships work yet alone a girl on girl one (I still read the manga tho lol...)

May 21, 6:00 PM by vanillaskynet

Alexandep said:
Dullboy said:
"purest form of love" thing

And where exactly is this 'purity' thing is in Yagate?
No no, I wasn't really including Yagate when I said that actually, it was more about making reference about the way some readers seems to consider yuri manga/anime and want to idealise lesbian relationship in this sort of "pure love" fetishisation that kind of tickles me off. It was more of a personal rambling there, my bad.
To be honest, what made me drop Yagate is more about some more general tropes I've already saw too much (for me) , and some of the main characters reactions/personality trait that I found kind of orcherstated and annoying, if that make sense. But then, it's not really about any Yuri aspect in the end, more about how most standard manga/anime works seems to be made those days. Yagate is still better than Citrus in my book, that's for sure.
Maybe what I would like would just be a non fetishised lesbian/gay romance focused anime that isn't in a school setting with the graduation's speach, infirmary intimacy moment, theater club representation for the school festival, etc etc? That would be nice.

Alexandep said:
There's plenty of yuri manga with realistic relationships.
I would want to agree with this, but I'm not so sure..
There is autobiographical stories, yes, and also some fictional manga that are quite good around the subject.. but even then, not that much I feel.
Maybe the most interesting works are not (yet?) translated in any form and I'll discover more when I'll have learned enough japanese. But for now, I find it lacking, in my personal opinion.

May 14, 7:59 AM by Dullboy

shanimebib said:

I stick with shoujo ai when it comes to mild yuri in western boards.

What is even this mysterious 'mild yuri'?
'Shoujo aiyuri' divide was used as a substitute for age rating of sorts in order to divide SFW yuri works from NSFW ones - i.e., yuri manga and anime with erotic content and sexual interactions between characters. Occasionally it was also used to distinguish yuri with more 'mature' themes (e.g., adult characters) from true and tried school setting. That's all there is to it.

Dullboy said:
"purest form of love" thing

And where exactly is this 'purity' thing is in Yagate? There's plenty of yuri manga with realistic relationships, but the subject of this thread already has enough "layers" and careful subtlety.

May 14, 4:48 AM by Alexandep

Fabris said:
thatoneperson10 said:
now all we need is Octave and Girl Friends to get an anime adaptation

Too old works, and finished, long ago.
And yet Banana Fish is comming next season, Devil Man had a new (free) adaptation recently, Parasyte, etc etc..
Now, of course there is way less chance for manga like Girl Friends to be adapted since it's clearly not such a big classic. But in comparison they are very recent, so why not, maybe one day..

Anyway, personaly I dropped "Yagate Kimi ni Naru" after several volumes, it's not too bad, but not great either, and I'm kind of tired of Yuri tropes, those standard graphic and all that. It would be good to have a more"serious/realistic" romance anime on a lesbian/gay relationship one day, something that go beyond fetish, cuteness and all the "purest form of love" thing. Something that have layers.

May 8, 12:36 AM by Dullboy

thatoneperson10 said:
now all we need is Octave and Girl Friends to get an anime adaptation


Too old works, and finished, long ago.

May 7, 5:48 PM by Fabris

now all we need is Octave and Girl Friends to get an anime adaptation

May 7, 6:48 AM by thatoneperson10

PLEASE dont become the overhyped letdown that Citrus was. PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

May 3, 11:06 PM by Jonesy974

so i don't have to read the manga if the anime turns out good?

May 2, 8:34 AM by Katholic

Finally the glorious year of BL and GL has come I believe in you TROYCA this is going to be so good! HYPE.

May 2, 1:18 AM by alias08

Yuri anime is always welcome. And I can believe TROYCA.

Apr 29, 3:49 PM by naru19

I've been reading to read more of this manga at some point. I'd better do so before this airs.

I'm still praying that Octave will get an adaptation eventually.

Apr 29, 2:57 PM by AltoRoark

The comments here make me want to watch it.

I was so disappointed with the citrus hype, like "really? that's what they all wanted to watch ? Was it a joke ?", that I was almost ready to never try any yuri again.

But reading here, I'll try, for sure. I like good romance anyway.

Apr 29, 6:59 AM by Ysad_Ziwezhan

i dislike the manga but i will give this anime a try

Apr 28, 8:22 PM by assyrian

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