Well, then you are suggesting the friendship between Yakumo and Harima is very deep. If we are debating which relationship would more likely form realistically from start, then I would argue start off friendly over start off at each other's neck. It's your opinion that the opposite is true, which I can understand because you are an Eri fan.It's also an established philosophical standpoint.
In real life, the relationship only moves when you make your feelings known. That requires a trade-off: the risk of jeopardizing the friendship vs. the prospect of entering into a romantic relationship. If the friendship is very deep, it becomes far too valuable to risk losing.
Thinking a girl is cute is way different than liking her and wanting to be with her. I can think a girl is cute but she can still be a douche in my eyes and I would not want to be with her.Ignoring, of course, the fact that Harima tells Eri that he thinks that she's pretty cute, and ignoring his cell phone message to her that he enjoyed her company.
Not really. Just think about it. You meet a guy/girl you don't get a long with, you just don't go out of your way to be with them and try to like them. The situation is certainly entertaining (cliche) to watch but unrealistic.There's actually a fair amount of psychological evidence that supports it. There are many things that can change your opinions about a person, but they don't necessarily change the intensity of your feelings for them. There's a fine line between love and hate.
Except all the times Harima called her (remember I said wanting to be with her on a platonic level) to ask for her help. And I can't think of any Riceball fan to think that Yakumo being farted on was a plus+ for Riceball, so that's very petty for you to suggest that (everything leading up to that was a plus though).They never had all that many meetings to begin with, and nothing suggests that either one went in with the intention of seeing each other.
That being said, Harima did fart on Yakumo, so I guess that in Riceball-vision, that amounts to the same thing as territorial marking in animals.
Tsundere's are probably the most cliche. I think it has a lot to due with that fact that otakus fantasize about girls they like, that don't like them, actually ending up liking them. Living through their mangas methinks. It's textbook stuff the Eri-Harima-esque relationship and follows the same formula in most popular mangas. Obviously, you are an Eri fan and will disagree and think their relationship is "special", but I would (in my opinion) disagree.Every romantic interest is either deredere, tsundere, or deretsun (yandere). Could you be any more all-inclusive?
Yakumo is hardly perfect (too shy, reserved), and she is a cliche character, but usually her characters (in shounen at least) ends up option 2. If you think it's textbook for a shounen character to fall in love with Yakumo-type character, name two. I would like to hear them, then read them. =).Yamato Nadeshiko is the tsundere of the 90's. That's a textbook that's so old that it's out of print.
So you are saying, Yakumo is a machine with no emotions and won't work as a romantic lead. Hmm, well if that's what you think, then your point of view is pretty set there buddy.Yakumo just doesn't work as a romantic lead. Love comes from emotional expression, not abstract philosophizing.
O really, try Eri =).She's an excellent Fifth Business, though. Between the Harima and Hanai webs, I can't think of a single character who has been used more often as a plot device to create a crisis when needed.