Yeah. When I was starting the series, i was expecting to ship murasaki and nice. like, woah partners, shipping ahoy right? but like, the anime always made sure to have Nice ditchign murasaki to go with Art. Had him and murasaki never actually act as friends and only ever speak businness. The episode that fleshed out their relationship had the most fucking obvious parallels to…two brothers. As if that were not enough, while murasaki and nice had no UST and barely any friendship (before ep08) nice and art had all the shipping situations. Lunch dates, ditching partners to work together, [insert anything on any of my nicerat masterposts] etc
Hell, even most of the official art promoted niceart more than murani. Also, its hardly a coincidence that the most murani officiart is released after the anime end. Know why? because the manga is still running. and the manga is all about Murasaki and Nice.
Which is not to say one cant see murani somewhere. i’ve shipped small ships before, so i respect that. But whining like we are stealing the murani with our niceart? That is basically admitting defeat: saying that our interpretation makes more sense and thus it ruins their ship.
Its sad, but this one bitter person is giving murani shippers a bad name really. the little murani i’ve seen in tags has been nice and civil so far. the only bad shipper is that person, but since the number of murani posts are very small and usually by the same people, their post becomes more prominent and we end up considering most murani shippers are like that. pity
A friend of mine had started the anime before me, and he said it would probably be up my alley. He also predicted that Art would be my favorite character, or Nice. And amazingly, he was right. xD I admit that Murasaki isn’t a favorite, but he’s still a good character. However, I was kind of shocked to see his interactions with Nice throughout the series. I mean, for partners who work together, they sure do differ from one another. I can respect the fact that they’re partners but I feel extremely uncomfortable shipping them when they… Clash so much. And I still can’t get over seeing someone actually try to say that the ED song is Murasaki’s love song to Nice. Like, my mind is just… Wow.
I have yet to read the manga since the drawing style kind of bothers me, but I’ll eventually get around to it. But I agree with you, most of the official art seems to lean more towards niceart than murani. And even with the recent official art, I still don’t really take it as murani. Nice and Murasaki are bound to be shown together because they’re Hamatora. Art might not be present, but I dunno I still don’t get murani vibes. Maybe it’s just me. //shrugs
I’ve shipped small ships too. Hell, there are a few pairings I ship that I think I’m the only one who does. (Some are crack, granted, but others not so much.) But I agree, it’s ridiculous to act like we’re pulling the spotlight away from murani. Because like you said, it’s like admitting defeat or feeling threatened/showing insecurity about your ship. It shouldn’t matter how popular another ship is. People should ship something because it makes them happy, it shouldn’t be a contest or cause wars and negative emotions. It’s really sad but people like that exist in any fandom, and they really do reflect badly on anyone else.
I liked the murani fanart I saw (even if I don’t ship it I can’t deny good fanart when I see it) but after dealing with that one person it kind of leaves a bitter taste in my mouth and I’m like “ehhhhh” when I see anything murani now… I feel bad for the more civil murani shippers.
damn you always reblog before i manage to fix my typos XD
I like Murasaki a lot. I just dont see him ever having a romantic relationship with Nice. (putting this out here in case someone was wondering)
The ED thing…uh, yeah. The ED is how the person is thankful someone else was there to help them through the hard times. That can be many many people in Hamatora, but Murasaki towards Nice?? Its possibly one of if not the hardest ships (between main cast) to try fit into the context (as a shipper of hard ships, I can kiiinda twist it into murani if i wanted, but it would be a loooong stretch and really pushing it for that and with weak arguments. while niceart, nicehajime,birthrate etc would be quite quite easy)
The manga is good to get some backstory but it does have some inconsistencies that bother me (Nice is way more angry at Facultas, Nice is way more perverted, Nice has more bandages, noone needs triggers for Minimums)
The whole ‘taking the spotlight away’ reminded me of a situation that happened before in Hamatora: when art was mad at nice and nice was depressed over it, Hajime let him eat her food. As a niceart shipper, I saw it as proof art angry at nice was such a big deal. Hajimexnice shippers however saw it as proof of their ship. And guess what, neither ship complained to the other. no hajimexnice (which is also a small ship i think?) shipper went around complaining niceart shippers were stealing their scene and viceversa. which shows they were much nicer and less threatened. Thats how it should be really. Neither interpretation is canonically right anyway, so why fight? filisomethingsomething being angry over what any shipper naturally does just reveals how threated they are.
Its kinda hilarious that if it were a contest (and shipping isnt) filiblablabla basically shot themselves in the foot, as it just made the muranis look like bitter/jealous losers trying to pick a fight and didnt really convince anyone of their alledged superiority (pffft)
I get what you mean about the fanart. Before when i saw a murani fanart or a murani headcanon or whatever, I’d check it out and stuff. Now when I see anything murani i’m like “oh god no, hope that person doesnt use this to be more annoying” which is sad. the other few murani shippers i see in the tag seem nice.