WARNING! This post will discuss the subject of lesbian relationships between adult teachers and (usually) high school students.
I don’t get it. No matter how many times I read comments by grown men (and some women, I suppose) about how they like how hot animated girls look in either skimpy outfits or lolita clothing, I fail to see what the sexual appeal is. they tell me it’s just a fetish but that does not make it any less comfortable being around those kind of otakus. Sure, I’m guilty of finding little girls adorable, but that’s just it, they’re adorable (not all of them, mind you. Some I want to downright decapitate). I don’t see any reason to be sexually attracted to girls who have not developed breasts yet, busty or flat. The same goes for other people who dig little boys whose strudels are barely noticeable.
The point I tried to make in the above paragraph was that I get uncomfortable near lolicons and shotacons. That being said, SOMETIMES a show or comic pops up where the concept of a teacher and a grade school student possibly having romantic feelings for one another can be watchable/readable…IF DONE RIGHT! Basically both lovers have to be likable, but most importantly, take their relationship seriously and be prepared to face the consequences of said relationship. I need to see that the story being told is not for the sake of fulfilling a fetish and nothing else. If it is not meant to be taken seriously, like in Hanamaru Kindergarten for example, then make sure it is at least sweet.
That’s grade school level. High school and college on the other hand, is slightly different. Obviously, real teachers who are exposed for have relationships with students will be seen as criminals, desperate and the butt of late night talk show jokes. However, what about fictional May-December couples, particularly yuri ones? Well, from my experience, they’re handled quite well…in manga form anyway. I don’t know that many (if any) yurirific student X teacher pairings. Anyway, most of the time when the manga isn’t portraying them as fluffy or explicitly sexual (those are decent reads btw), they show both sides of the pairing and how they feel about their relationship as it progresses. Will they be able to accept their globally taboo romance or can they work something out? That and other topics tackled in the few yuri manga that deal with this kind of pairing are what attracts me to it. Oh…and the fact that I’m a milf-o-maniac also helps increase my enjoyment of the manga. I suppose I cannot deny that these matters are also dealt with in hetero student/teacher anime and manga…I think. I haven’t seen or read that many to confirm this…except Kodomo no Jikan and Hanamaru Kindergarten. (which are both really good if given a chance.)
Overall, May-December/Age-Gap yuri is a difficult romance genre to tackle, but when done right (Meaning it isn’t fetish porn or oversexified) it can range from watchable/readable to good. As always, your thoughts, criticisms and the like are welcome and appreciated.
P.S.: MomXDaughter incest doesn’t count as I made clear in my Sisterly Love and Twincest Yuri Talk episode.