Love at Fourteen

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Vol. 8 Ch. 37.6 - Intermission 49
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This is a cute story, but it does give me the creeps when the teachers start talking to each other. It’s rather predatory and gross if you think about it too much (like so many shoujo tropes...). I also don’t see why the MCs need to act mature all the time, or why their view of maturity means they can’t date. Wouldn’t having an SO be mature?

To address an earlier comment, I think actually we tend to culturally ignore male student/female teacher relationships because there’s an attitude of “way to go” to the boy for getting an older woman, whereas girls we see more as victims of grooming. It’s a double standard for sure and there are problems either way. A 10 year difference isn’t a big deal as you get older, but at 14 it’s huge. Just consider yourself at those ages and imagine if an adult would want to date you. Would 24 year old you want to date 14 year old you? I hope not. Sure, the ages are arbitrary and it won’t be the same for everyone, but generally speaking you’re doing a LOT of growing mentally and physically in your teens to early 20s.

Anyway, I recommend just enjoying the characters, without thinking about their ages too much. I do wonder if Nagai will really go into music since he doesn’t actually seem to enjoy it particularly, nor have the drive to be competitive.
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From TSP:
"Sorry, we were planning on releasing one last chapter before we officially dropped it [14-sai no Koi], but there is just no time to do it up to our standards, so we will have to just drop it without any special fanfare. Sorry :(

Hope you are enjoying the official release though, for those of you who can access it!"
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uwu no more updates?
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These two are so cute
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It's a ten year gap, which is quite close to the couple in "Game Over."

Heck, it's probably more the fact that since it is male student x female teacher, we are culturally inclined to frown upon it, more so due to current understandings of influences. Anyone who read or watched Chobits would know. The news stories that crop up every so often of a female teacher seducing their students doesn't help, and the increased media these tend to get tend to wipe out the male teacher x female student stories, because that is more commonplace and somewhat accepted (though we are still left shaking our heads.)

Now, if we take that ten year gap outside of the classroom (e.g 26/36,) it's looked upon in a more positive light, particularly if the male is older. How many times has an older guy hooked up with a gal who is 10 years, 20 years, 30 years younger? Plenty, and while our eyebrows may be slightly raised, it is nothing compared to the cases where it is the female who is older. The social stigma is real.

Love is love, and there's no outpouring of lust from either one of them, and they keep the "Well we pretty much like each other, now it's a question of who yields first" game up almost to a tee.

To get an update on these two loverbirds is simply top form @TSP! Give these two ten years and they'll end up getting the "Game Over" marriage too with everyone in their circle cheering them on.
Last edited 1 year ago by GuiltyBoomerang.
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@RedOnYellow
Hinohara is the best thing that ever happened to Nagai at school. He's an isolated wannabe delinquent, who most obviously has some problems. Hinohara is the only one who believes in him (as cliched and cheesy as that sounds), wants him to succeed at something, and makes him work for it, at the same time ensuring he has at least some good memories from his school years. You can tell how much he values her by the very simple fact a punk is voluntarily doing singing practice. All the other teachers would just try to ignore him (since he's not actually bothering others overly much) or give him bla bla bla lectures.
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I'd be less skeeved by the teacher-student "romance" if he wasn't 14 years old. I can tolerate it when it's 2nd or 3rd year highschoolers but middle school is a bit much.
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Hurray, an update.
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I'll hop in and agree that these two are one of my favorite couples in any manga ever. The teacher rides the line perfectly between tease and actual romance, but never goes hard enough to make you think she'll take advantage of him. Meanwhile Nagai is tsundere delinquent done wonderfully.

It actually IS a bit creepy, but that's a large part of why I love it. It's a romance with a bit of forbidden spice added into it, yet in the end you're left comfortable because you know she isn't that kind of person.
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Finally a new chapter, & one featuring my favorite teacher x pupil pairing. Nagai, dude, I know you're too young to realize it, but you hold all the trump cards in this relationship. You could have Sensei totally wrapped around your finger.
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@ma_ko

yes, mine too. I absolutely love this couple, favorite in the manga. One of my favorite mangas, period.
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wow a bit shocked by all the plebs hating on cute teacherxstudent love
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the author for laziretardaitus
it's when author has a story, with main couples then he/she gets bored of his/her own story... so they insert to the story useless couples / characters that readers could give zero fucks about to add some sort of "drama" to the story but in reality it doesnt add anything but time away from the real MCs.
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She was thinking about spend "Christmas" with him?
Ooooooohhhhh....
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Those masks have elastic bands. I can understand a model for little kids (maybe they have bear or bunny pictures), but otherwise it's one size fits all.
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Wow, this is so creepy.
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Gone for five months and Back with a BANG!

Thanks btw :'D
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yay
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"Let me measure your face"

I assume this is... SOMEONE'S fetish.
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who is that guy again ?
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