Anyone else feel uncomfortable while watching Love Stage!!?
I startedwatching it because of certain VAs being part of the cast. But I feel all sorts of gross after each episode. Am I the only one who saw the almost-rape? …both of them? And all those “stolen” kisses? Why is dubious consent a “thing” in anime? How is it romantic?
Or is it supposed to be comedic?
If this is what canon gay looks like, I’ll stick with queerbaiting in my anime.
While this often is what canon gay looks like, unfortunately—and is the reason I also usually prefer queerbaiting—I will say that Love Stage!! acknowledges the dub con more than most BL and also has character development away from it. You’re definitely not the only one uncomfortable with it, but the reason I was able to stick with the story is because Ryouma does grow as a person as it continues on.