I have been asked about LSW but since I was pretty busy recently I couldn’t answer all of them. And since today is Sunday I got some time to do it.
But I want to say it first : I like the novel and I still love Fushimi after reading it. So I don’t know if I can bring the best answer for ‘why people hate Fushimi after the novel’ or ‘why people hate the novel’. Btw, I didn’t say Japanese fandom stop shipping sarumi but ‘I wonder how many people stop shipping sarumi after reading LSW’. Actually it hurted going through over 2000 posts in 2ch to see people bashing your favourite character, that why I hoped someone could understand Japanese experienced this too ._. (sorry I’m such a bad person but it was sad to read ‘I hope Fushimi stays away from Yata-san’ ‘Fushimi just used Yata-san’ ‘Fushimi was garbage after all’ ‘now seeing Fushimi with Yata-san in the posters pisses me off’ <…> alone ._. )
Here is the spoiler
I’ll make just a short comment about what I just read:
After reading all this, I must say I’m really confused; what I see is a Saruhiko who seems really different from the one we are used to see in the manga or anime; he’s a Saru who doesn’t seem to need Misaki, who isn’t so obsessed with him - not that this is necessarily wrong. Yet, it confues me: why treating him like that? Why thinking his angry face is more interesting than his smiling face? I mean, if he just wanted to go to Scepter 4 because that place fit him better, it is perfectly fine; I’m sure Misaki would’ve understand that eventually, so… why making it so harsh on the poor boy? It’s so childish. I— don’t understand, really, and I wish I could read Japanese so fluently to be able to read the novel ;A;
I love the fact they looked at each other as Mikoto-san died and Misaki was screaming with the others Homra’s members, I think I squealed when I read that