Reviews: Girl Days

Girl days

The entire premise is immoral. Ranma who has been indoctrinated with the belief that it is wrong for a man to embrace any qualities stereotypically associated with women, and is constantly trying to reaffirm his gender identity is told by his 'mother' (if she could be called that with her pledge to kill him or force him to kill himself should he be 'unmanly') that he must embrace these qualities. There would be no problem if this were his own decision, but it's not this is being forced on him by someone he recognizes as an authority figure. Overall the entire Ranma 1/2 manga is a source of fridge horror, high octane nightmare fuel, and unfortunate implications so I suppose with such a weak base it is rather naive of me to think that more than one percent of the ranma fanfics would be even half decent. I should probably stop looking through Ranma fanfics entirely or I'll spend all day ranting about the injustice present. I hope anyone who reads this review decides not to read Girl days and decides not to read the manga because while it may give you a short laugh when you think it over you will definitely feel guilty for laughing.

antvasima's review

I remember very much enjoying this story back when I read it, but the details are too fuzzy to give a full (reliable) recommendation. I'll probably have to recheck it at some point.

Looney Toons review

Possibly the best Original Flavour Ranma fic in existence. Although the central idea of the story is not one that Takahashi might ever have chosen to explore, Haynie takes it and runs with it directly into exactly the same kind of comedic and chaotic territory that typifies the best manga chapters. It, too, is unfortunately a Dead Fic, although technically Haynie is still working on it.