Akamatsu, please, all these traps…
Since we’re down to 19 pages, it looks like Akamatsu is settling into that weekly grind. Not a lot is going to happen each chapter so I probably won’t be writing a post for every chapter. The same holds for the third chapter, so instead I’ll comment a bit on genders. Oh boy. I remember falling into this pit of crocodiles before.
In chapter 2 we see Shinobu. It is generally assumed Shinobu is a girl (girly name, girly physique). Now, it’s a lot easier in Japanese to speak with gender neutral terms, but to go through lengths to stay gender neutral is still a suspicious flag.
In chapter 3 we have Kuroumaru. Contrasted with the previous chapter, gender identity is a big deal here. Kuroumaru explicitly calls himself a male, gets mad when he’s suspected of being a female. Now, there’s little we can do but to accept his word on this. Since it’s Weekly Shonen, we’ll never get to see the D. I do like to think that, just like with Sunrise deaths, anything is possible until we see a penis.
Shipping note. Kuroumaru is basically Setsuna 2.0. Touta may be related to Konoe and thus to Konoka. ToutaxKurou is definitely my running ship at the moment. Ah but KurouxTouta might be good too. End shipping note.
So what do you think? Boy? Girl? Futa? Demonoid? Android? Remember, anything is possible until we see a penis. Let your imagination run loose.