In the final chapter of Volume 9 of the Yuru Yuri manga, Sakurako was feeling sleepy in the student council room. At that time Himawari stepped in, apologizing for being late. But Sakurako, who was in dreaming mind, saw Himawari's face as Akari's and shouted out 「あかりちゃんの裏切り者!!」. Yuru Yuri Volume 9, page 108. As I understand it, she is either calling Akari a betrayer, or saying "Akari's betrayer", but neither of these interpretations makes any sense to me. What is the real meaning of these words? Why did Sakurako say that? I know this manga is not meant to be difficult to understand but I just cannot get my head around it. So please explain that to me if you know the answer. I would really appreciate your help!!

p.s. This is the only one place in this chapter where Akari is mentioned. So I guess the answer may lie in previous chapters? But I do not have access to all volumes from 1 up until 9.

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The answer for this is actually funny: because Akari and Sakurako are both flat chested, and in anime, girls (particularly flat chested ones) sometimes identify other girls as either friends or enemies depending on their breast size. In this situation, Sakurako thinks Akari is a friend. When she mistakes Himawari for Akari, she thinks that Akari grew big boobs and left her alone being flat chested, and she yells "You Traitor!"

If you don't believe me (it is a bit hard to believe) watch some harem anime. For example, the same situation happens in Negima.

  • Yeah, this makes perfect sense. Thanks for your quick and informative answer. I would certainly check Negima out.
    – user23823
    Commented May 2, 2016 at 9:01
  • I think Sakurako and Akari are friends beyond both being flat. i recall they are in the same class and they do spend time together when Yui and Kyoko aren't there. but another indicator for this answer's validity is that Akari in the image in the question has got bigger boobs which are jiggling about like when Sakurako was slapping Himawari's in PE once (in the anime) and Sakurako is know for showing dislike for Himawari's big boobs
    – Memor-X
    Commented May 2, 2016 at 9:13
  • @Memor-X Yes, I completely agree with you, and I also believe that Sakurako has a high respect for Akari. This is why she feels so shocked when Akari "betrays" her.
    – user23823
    Commented May 2, 2016 at 9:17
  • learned something today
    – Dragon
    Commented May 2, 2016 at 9:19
  • to user23823, no problem.
    – Dragon
    Commented May 2, 2016 at 9:21

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