Isn't that what ecchi is? It isn't nudity all the time, hell it isn't even showing underwear, it's the emphasis of the female figure by wearing tight clothes.
ecchi: it ain't really ecchi except for a moment here and there.
Romance is a fancy word for love story. Yamato loves Suzuka, Suzuka loves Yamato but doesn't want to realize it herself (at first), realizes it and goes out with him, then breaks up with him. They both still love eachother, but Suzuka wants to be friends instead of fighting all the time. Yamato is going to keep chasing her. Still a love story.
Having a major setting of the story deal with some type of school. (manga updates definition for school life.)
School Life: School Life ain't that fake
This has gone away from it because the main characters are graduating. Can't be in school if you don't go there. But at the beginning and middle, a lot of the interaction (help for Yamato) was at school. Also the Track team is a school club.
A work intended and primarily written for males. These works usually involve fighting and/or violence.
Shounen: where's the action? and just because the main character is male and not female doesn't make it shounen. It's overly emo just like a shoujo.
The definition that Mangaupdates gives for Shounen. Look at the first sentence, Kouji could be writing this intending it to be for males. I don't know what Kouji thinks though so I have no clue. The key to the second sentence is usually, meaning not all the time. You don't need fighting and/or violence to make it a shounen.
The first page of the manga was Suzuka high jumping. The manga revolved around Track, it hasn't shown much of it, but it revolves around it. The main female is a track star. The main male started liking the main female because of how she looked high jumping. The main male joins the track team to be closer to the main female. Secondary female joins track team to be closer to main male. Main female likes a track star who died. Main male resembles dead track star which probably starts Suzuka even liking him. Main female goes to America to improve her ability in Track. A lot of the plot devices had Track underneath it.
Sports: What sports, 135 chapters, couple of practices and 1 tournament shown.
Do you need cliffhangers to read a manga? They want you to keep reading, but if you are going to read it, you are going to read it.
no real cliffangers, badly introduced characters and exited just like they were introduced, bad character dev., pointless subplots.
There have been few characters that have been introduced since the beginning of the manga. Saki is the only one that comes to mind that really follows your definition. And she's even pushing it. People have disappeared (Yasunobu, Miki, The big boob College girl, Yui) without any mention of why they weren't there. But at the moment none of those are vital to the current arc, Suzuka's return and reasons behind what she did. Honoka was given an ample out.
I'm not very good at analyzing character development or subplots so meh.
You think this is enough to prove your points wrong?
Oh yeah, read the guy's above post a bit closer before you tell him what he knows.
Last edited by metrobluejay; 01-27-2007 at 05:04 AM.
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