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Manga/Centaur no Nayami (A Centaur's Worries):

 26 Ruise, Tue, 9th Oct '12 7:54:14 PM Relationship Status: Above such petty unnecessities
Kana's smile (Kanamemo ep 3)
Mermaids are weird, but not unpleasantly so. I suppose their tails are close to the traditional mermaid type.
Moe garbage 4 lyfe.
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The mermaid girl at the end of chapter 7 had a stylish... tail warmer. Yes, it's kind of weird, but I found it even weirder why would she even go to a land-bound school like that.

Her boyfriend must be one patient guy, really.

The end-chapter notes mentioned that the extinct merpeople were cetaceans, so really mermaids are likely closer to anthropomorphic whales or dolphins in Hime's world.

edited 9th Oct '12 8:00:48 PM by MyssaRei

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Random musings... Hime doesn't seem to take after her father at all, and when Shino and her mom visited, one of the first comments was that she and Hime look alike. However, Shino's mom keeps on referring to Hime's mom as "sister-in-law", so I'm guessing that she married Hime's uncle (in other words, the brother of Hime's mom). Also, given how Hime keeps on catching herself whenever she calls her "Onee-sama" instead of "Auntie", might it be that Shino's mom was a close family friend before finally marrying into the family?

Yeah, kind of grasping here.

P.S. Oh Haruhi, that fairy tale, that fairy tale! Lots of implications just by having that kind of story exist.

...The former princess and the wizard's brutes all lived together in a democracy, where they enjoyed freedom, equality, and open hearts.

edited 9th Oct '12 10:48:14 PM by MyssaRei

 29 Recon 5, Tue, 9th Oct '12 11:01:06 PM from Southeast Asia
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[up] Tell that to the people who insist on writing them in Real Life.

[up][up]In Japan, calling someone "oba-san/auntie" is the same as calling them old*, so most woman don't like being called that. I guess even real aunts prefer to avoid it, if they are still young.

Also, I random musing of my own. About that mermaid and that boy. Technically, we never been told he is, in fact, her boyfriend. He could actually be his brother instead, which would be kinda amusing. That would explain why she apparently goes to a "mountain" school, as one of her parents would be a Long-ear person.

PS:When I was Cross Wicking* I noticed Centaur no Nayami doesn't have a Main/ redirect. Can we still add those?

edited 10th Oct '12 1:20:46 AM by Heatth

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Nooo idea how to do that, so please do.
 32 Ruise, Wed, 10th Oct '12 12:40:59 PM Relationship Status: Above such petty unnecessities
Kana's smile (Kanamemo ep 3)
[up][up]That is a hilarious thought. A cat boy with a snarky mermaid sister he has to carry around on land.

She probably does, but maybe she doesn't even go to "mountain" school. She may just have a tough time getting to the mer-school in the first place.

edited 10th Oct '12 12:44:18 PM by Ruise

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 33 Ruise, Thu, 11th Oct '12 3:27:08 PM Relationship Status: Above such petty unnecessities
Kana's smile (Kanamemo ep 3)
So, chapters 8 and 8.5...way different from what we've seen so far. Shit got real.

Hime being in a serious archery tournament was already less silly and lighthearted than usual...And then Sue was held ransom and it was up to Hime to save her by shooting the man holding her in front of him??? (She ended up just kicking him in the face.) Insane!! Hime wasn't supposed to be an Action Girl!

And then chapter 8.5 is an unrelated story about a puppy with a girl's face and the normal (i.e. even stranger!) regular human girl (with an abusive mother) who raises her. I don't really understand what happened at the end, but it was happy, so hooray?

edited 11th Oct '12 3:28:58 PM by Ruise

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 34 Recon 5, Thu, 11th Oct '12 5:25:33 PM from Southeast Asia
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Hime is a centaur. Horse legs hurt even if they aren't exercised a lot.

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Actually I was even more surprised that Minami's family runs the local shrine. So she's a Miko too on top of being a class rep? Oh, and who's willing to bet that the idiot causing trouble is connected to the robbery that's currently ongoing?

I think the one with the puppy girl was the web extra, then was included in the compilation.

P.S. Anyone notice how the mirror enshrined in Minami's inner shrine bounced off the floor and cracked? In a fantasy story (like Maga-Tsuki for example), that foreshadows a LOT of bad things happening in the future. We'll see if it will actually do something in this one.

edited 11th Oct '12 7:14:45 PM by MyssaRei

 36 Ruise, Sun, 14th Oct '12 9:57:14 AM Relationship Status: Above such petty unnecessities
Kana's smile (Kanamemo ep 3)
Chapters nine and ten are out!

Chapter nine is a relatively boring (imo) chapter about baseball.

Chapter ten is a super-cute chapter about Shino helping a smaller centaur and becoming the class mommy soon after. evil grin

[up]Nothing bad happened, thankfully.

On another note, I really want to see how, exactly, centaurs manage to get their clothes on. This chapter shows that little kid's clothes, at least, unzip (or unbutton, or unhatch) in the back, but the zipper (or whatever it is) is never visible when it isn't open.

edited 14th Oct '12 10:05:15 AM by Ruise

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Softball actually. Baseball isn't allowed for mixed-classes if I remember right.

Oh, and that color-cover. At least we know now what the hair colors for the Class Rep and her sisters' are now.

Also, daaawww. Shino gets a whole chapter to herself. Makes me feel... diabetic.

edited 14th Oct '12 11:20:07 AM by MyssaRei

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P.S. Interesting how no one here (following the manga anyway) commented on that girl in Hime's class, who seemed to me like the literal end result of a racial melting pot in this world: hooves despite being bipedal, horns like Kyouko, pointy-ears like Nozomi, and what seems to be a prehensile tail too. All that was missing was a halo, and we could have called it a day.

P.P.S. Also the end-notes for both the Baseball chapter and Shino's focus chapter, which expounds on how the people of this world see God and the Devil. There's more than a hint of disapproval in both notes, as it points out how (much like in our world) God/Religion was used as a means of conquest or oppression, where any local deities in a conquered region displaced as malign entities in opposition to God (see the example of Baal in our world).
 39 Ruise, Tue, 23rd Oct '12 12:52:37 PM Relationship Status: Above such petty unnecessities
Kana's smile (Kanamemo ep 3)
I thought for a while that bipedal hooves are the default for horned humans, and "normal" legs are the result of mixed heritage. Of course, the former actually seems more rare.
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Hey, we got confirmation this chapter that Nozomi does come from a family of martial artists (we had her grandfather mentioned in the mermaid chapter, and now the father this time).
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So, we have two more chapters! Chapter 12 focuses on Minami and her sisters, while Chapter 13 is a short bit about the guys lazing around. Who cares about the latter anyway, though the former reveals a lot about the Class Rep's home life, and just why she's SO serious about everything she does.
 42 Ruise, Sat, 3rd Nov '12 7:16:23 PM Relationship Status: Above such petty unnecessities
Kana's smile (Kanamemo ep 3)
So Sue-chan is an Ill Girl...sad I hope she gets stronger when she gets older.

So many small children...left unsupervised! Well, that's probably safer than just one.

I think satyrs really do have goat legs and long ears. Or maybe there are two different types of horned people. That must be it.

And in chapter 13, some insight through the world of television. "The species of the main character of a magical girl series must change every episode"? What the heck? So much for continuity...Doesn't even make sense. The satyr magical girl was cute.

This really is a little bit darker than most Slice of Life series. But just a little bit.

edited 3rd Nov '12 7:44:57 PM by Ruise

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So were you able to spot who the extra kid was? Take note we were shown everyone who the triplets called at the beginning.

As for the "guy" chapter... The brief browse through all those programs gave a bit of a look of the world. Notice the opium bombing?

edited 3rd Nov '12 7:40:55 PM by MyssaRei

 44 Ruise, Sat, 3rd Nov '12 7:44:04 PM Relationship Status: Above such petty unnecessities
Kana's smile (Kanamemo ep 3)
I didn't spot the extra, but I will look now. And I did notice the opium bombing, but if that's a reference to an event in our world, it went over my head.

Edit: Was the satyr the extra? I suppose the spirit copied her image, and it was either the one watching over Sue or playing tag, since one pair of hoofs ran by, then one walked into the room Sue-chan was in.

edited 3rd Nov '12 7:50:17 PM by Ruise

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Call me Lekk, for short
the premise of the manga intrigued me, so I picked it up, and right now I've read until Chapter 02

it does a pretty interesting job at building the whole "modern world but with mythical creatures in it" thing, and common logistics questions of the daily life of these people arise, and I hope some of them get answered

for example, how do centaurs/centaurides ride cars/bikes? how did mythology and religion occured in such a world? are the species names (satyr, centaur, angel) really used but with different etymology or is it just translation convention? As I said, it intrigues me

edited 4th Nov '12 2:25:19 PM by ElectricBoogaloo

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Some of that has been answered (yes, Centaurs do ride cars), and little bits about religion and in-universe mythology is answered in the end-notes after each chapter — chapter 9 and 10 talk about God and the Devil for example, while chapter 13 talks about how this universe goes about portraying magical girls.

And yes, it's translation convention. Imps are literally ryuujin, or dragon people for example, and the species with horns are literally all lumped together under the "horned people".

edited 4th Nov '12 3:19:06 PM by MyssaRei

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now here's a scary thought, I don't know if it was adressed, but...

the pressure horse legs are under everytime they run, if the bone breaks, unlike human legs, they get broken vertically, in a messier way and into more pieces

in our world, if a human breaks his leg, putting it in a cast and wait for the thing to heal is enough, but if a race horse's leg is broken, they have to put it down for not being able to recover

so... as for centaurs...
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Take note, subspecies aside, everyone is considered "human". A fracture would be treated as a fracture is in our world, which is to say it would be given ample medical attention, whether you're a centaur or an angel.
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[up] yeah, centaurs are humans and treated as such, very good very well, but it must be way more painful, time-consuming and costy to treat their broken legs, so I guess they'd at least be more careful to avoid that
 50 Recon 5, Sun, 4th Nov '12 6:24:20 PM from Southeast Asia
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[up] Centaurs are sentient, so they know they have to rest any broken limbs. Animals keep trying to move unless sedated and will only redistribute their weight when in pain so they take longer to recover and are likelier to worsen their injuries.

What I'd really like to see is this world's evolutionary theories. Even if they were all descended from really ancient homo sapiens their species traits are too far out to have occurred without sufficiently advanced (or plain supernatural) intervention.

edited 4th Nov '12 6:26:14 PM by Recon5

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