October 21, 2014

Kimi ni Todoke [Chapter 94]

On the way to school, Chizuru lends Ayane a music CD to cheer her up. Then, Ayane says that perhaps current Chizuru’s misgivings towards Ryou are the misgivings that she brought about in Kent [/she caused Kent to feel]. Chizuru asks what she meant by that. Ayane says that she wishes that Chizuru would do her best for herself, or perhaps, she won’t be a hindrance-type because Ryu definitely doesn’t think that way. “You like him, right. I think that is definitely enough so Chizuru doesn’t have a ‘this is horrible’ kind of thinking. They were interrupted by Sawako. After some good mornings, Sawako says that she always thought that it is good that Ayane and Kent are going steady. She sighed in relief that Kent let her go since obviously Ayane has her own complicated feelings. She apologizes to Ayane. Ayane thanks her for worrying about her and apologizes for making her cry. She says that Sawako didn’t do anything wrong, it is her [Ayane] choice when she decided to go steady with Kent. Ayane admits that Kent did make her feel a lot relaxed. Ayane narrates that she always put the blame on others, always avoiding responsibility, feeling that her luck is bad and the fault lies with those whom she had gone steady before. She would cunningly want to leave everything, escape and only thinks of not getting herself hurt. End narration. Kent has also arrived in school. His fangirls are doing their usual chat but Kent snaps at them. Upon seeing that, Shouta looks surprised.

October 20, 2014

Skip Beat [Chapter 217]

[Free Talk: Since it is late here..almost midnight, I'll reply to the tags and comments tomorrow.]

Kyouko is surprised that her mother had contacted, how can... Then, Okami enters to ask if everything is okay for she heard noises inside. [<- Kyouko screaming] Quickly standing up, Kyouko says that it is nothing and sorry for bothering them, it is just that an unexpected guy would suddenly appear before her eyes in an unexpected situation that she wasn’t able to control herself. Holding out his bowl, Shou asks for another one. Couldn’t believe how thick his face is, Kyouko angrily grabs the bowl and tells him that is enough. Okami asks if he wants another one. Kyouko holds out the bowl to her and says that Shou apologizes for not being able to eat more but thanks for the food, it was delicious. To Shou’s delight, Okami says if that is so, then she’ll give him another one. Holding up both hands, Kyouko exclaims that means no. She makes an elaborate excuse that regarding Shou’s gratitude for delicious food, it is his lifetime goal to value that gratitude by absolutely not eating it twice. He is doing this to increase his gratitude for the delicious food. This made Okami praise Shou for being young and yet amazing. Kyouko says yes, he is really great <- a long time since she mentioned this praise. While Shou is irked by what Kyouko said, Okami tells Kyouko to just call her if she needs anything. Formally bowing, Kyouko thanks her and closes the door. While walking away with the empty bowl, Okami thinks that it turns out that kid is her childhood playmate. He’s the one in super super big poster that is hanged on Kyouko’s room even if she thinks that he is a celebrity.

October 18, 2014

Blog Status: Two Some Series Dropped

[Edit: 10/19 - Thank you guys for the feedback ^-^ I’m really happy that you guys still want to read my summaries despite there being other translations. So for the time being, I’ll retain the mentioned series except for Kedamono Kareshi and Rere Hello which are dropped. Kedamono Kareshi is dropped because it has the dreaded zero comments in the last chapter and my interest for that series is almost zero. ^^;; Honestly, I did drop it before due to the same reason as below but a few people requested it again then well..this time, it is really dropped. Sorry~ Rere Hello is dropped because no one mentioned about it. Anyway, I only started it recently so there isn’t much attachment to it in terms of summaries. ]

This has been on my mind for a couple of months now: to drop or not to drop some series. In summarizing series, there have always been two major conditions for me to do it. Those are: I like it and/or a lot of readers like it. The original reason for this blog is to tell you what’s going on in a series that aren’t updated in English scanlations/summaries. Next, I summarized them so that we can discuss and talk about them. So, if there are zero or few comments, and I’m no longer interested in them, any enthusiasm towards working on the said series tends to plummet. ^^; If you have been a long time reader, you’ll know that I tend to drop series that are already been summarized/scanlated by others and if it is updated up to the latest chapter. The reason for that is what’s the point of doing multiple translations of the same series when there are still many manga out there not being translated in English?

Also, if they come out first, honestly, would readers bother to read mine when it is almost the same? ^^; I’m not too keen on doing some contest with other translations on who gets it out first. Lol, I tend to raise the white flag first and do other series. Hehe, of course, the problem with the other series that aren’t updated is they aren’t popular/liked by a lot of readers ^^;; I currently have a few and I’m always debating with myself whether to continue those or not. For some updated series’ summaries, there are special cases when it is a series that has a lot of comments/discussions like Skip Beat! I admit that there is some hesitation especially if it is a series that I started to summarize from chapter 1 and there are some that are fun to summarize. But, well, I have to let them go for others to do especially since the ones doing them aren’t in summary form and come out earlier or just a few days behind the Chinese ones. And, it is from the Chinese ones that I base my summaries.

I’m sure a lot of you already know of mangalator/raffmanga. They have raws and people can put translations right on top on them. It’s actually pretty cool and faster to do than scanlations ^^ I only write in summary form because I prefer to tell it as a story rather than translate only the script which is boring for me. I’m sure a lot of you would prefer to read it in a ‘scanlation’-kind of way. So, with that in mind, I’ll refer you guys to the people who are already doing the series that I’m working on. That means, I’m no longer summarizing these series. Oh ya, I would still be reading the Chinese scanlations so please don’t spoil me on whatever happens in the English translations. Thank you ^^ Also, thank you for reading my summaries of these series up to this point. THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!

[Ah, people have to log on to read it. Since it isn’t open, I’ll resume this one but it is posted here for the ones who want to log on and read it there.]

Last Game has already been updated in English scanlation so readers only have to wait a few days/couple of weeks and it is out. I’m still contemplating whether to continue this one or not so I’ll use the next chapter as the gauge. If there is a progress and things are interesting in the next chapter, I’ll continue. If not and it is dragging again, I’ll drop it.

So, what’s left are: From Five to Nine, Hirunaka no Ryuusei (last two chapters), Kanojo wa Uso wa Aishisugiteru, Kobayashi ga Kawai Sugite Tsurai!!, Kimi ni Todoke, Last Game (it depends), Ookami-heika no Hanayome, Shuriken to Pleats (still on probation), Skip Beat!, Sleeping Beauty (last four chapters) and Sugar*Soldier.

As for replacements for the dropped ones, I have a few that I’m interested in. There are also some chapters that I’m interested in doing but not to the extent of writing all of the chapters. The latter ones would be on ‘previews’ since that is more of writing it for myself. =P Anyway, things are flexible here so I’m not really restricted to finish or complete all chapters of a certain series. ^^ Dropped series can still be picked up if I’m and you’re still interested in them. So, tell me if you got any comments, suggestions, violent reactions, objections, etc. regarding this decision. ^^

October 16, 2014

Hibi Chouchou [Chapter 60]

Yuri begs the couple to please go on a date with her. To Kawasumi's surprise, Suiren nods. Kawasumi tells her to wait, she still haven't clearly... With clasped hands, Yuri tells him that it is fine to just secretly follow them. This surprises the couple. Yuri tells them that to just follow without being noticed and please offer some valuable suggestions. Kawasumi asks if their suggestions can be of use.. To his surprise, Suiren nods again. Suiren says that for Yuri, she'll do her best. Yuri is touched by this. She stares at Kawasumi. Kawasumi says that if she is really perplexed. Yuri exclaims that she is so Kawasumi says that they'll do their best. Yuri sobs to thank them and apologize to them since she is beyond held. Suiren shakes her head and asks what the other person is like. Blushing Yuri says that it is a guy called Daisuke, though first of all, they aren't going steady..maybe friends though they didn't meet after the goukon [group blind date] and even if they keep in touch, it is only a few times when she took the initiative to contact him. He is a nice guy who is older by a year and goes to Senjou. Kawasumi thinks that it is the same school where Atohira goes to.

October 14, 2014

From Five to Nine [Chapter 45]

Episode 45: WHAT’S YOUR NUMBER? [Destined ex-boyfriend?] Cover page: “Wanting to look for something, no matter when, it is always difficult to search..” Satoshi tells someone on the phone that he had just arrived at Haneda airport. About that thing, he’ll go there at 1pm tomorrow and during that time, he’ll temporarily stay in Japan. He has a private matter on Saturday so his reply would be delay, ya, he’ll contact him/her. After hanging up, Satoshi contemplates on calling Junko but decides not to. In ELA, Masako is calling out to Junko if she heard that Takane left the school. She feels sorry for Junko since they could have broken up, and how can she say this, she already doesn’t have an escape route. Momoe tells Masako that Takane didn’t leave, he just deferred his studying. Junko tells Masako that her voice is too loud and it is prohibited to discuss about student’s private matters. Junko says that Takane’s spoken English is very good that he doesn’t have come for lessons everyday, and lately, they’ve always been talking about that. Masako is surprised that they’ve decided on it together, when she thought that something had happened to them.

October 13, 2014

Kedamono Kareshi [Chapter 43]

On his bed, Keita is busy making himself irritated over Himari with either Ryou or Kuroda..well, mostly Kuroda that he had to loudly curse over him. This startles his mother who is in the kitchen. He is frustrated that those people still bother[/influence] him when he basically left that house. He plans to force himself to somehow slowly forget about Himari but.. He looks at their photo together on his cellphone. Recalling his two rivals, he thinks that obviously he decided to leave the house but he is still concerned everything about her. He is angry over Himari saying that she is similar with that guy, and could it be because of that, they’ve so close. He wonders if it is because he always kept it on his cellphone and didn’t delete it. He is about to delete it but had once again hesitated. After sitting up, he was startled by his mother calling out if it is okay that he’ll be late for work. While hurrying up, Keita shouts that he’s going, and he scolds his mother for not reminding him about it earlier.

October 10, 2014

Namaikizakari [Chapter 18]

[Free talk: It is late so I'll reply to tags/comments tomorrow ^^ ]

Amamiya asks Nishiyama if he had seen the competition list for the InterHigh preliminaries. Covering his face, Nishiyama says that he did and their second match would be against Misuzu. Amamiya couldn’t believe it for they have already lost twice against Misuzu. Nishiyama says ya, so the InterHigh thing is actually still a far-fetched dream but at least, he wants to win against Misuzu. They are surprised when a group of people led by Himiko are shouting ‘good job’ to Nishiyama, as well as, ‘go jump’, ‘score a point’. Embarrassed Nishiyama asks Himiko what they are doing. Amamiya asks her who those guys are. Holding a list of qualifications for the cheering squad, Himiko greets them and says that these are the guys that were gathered by Yuki for the cheering squad. The guys shout out ‘yoroshiku’ [/I’m under your care] and ‘good morning’. Nishiyama says that their voice is too loud and for Yuki to work early is quite ruthless. Himiko says that they train to shout out loud like this every Sunday and because it is a good opportunity, she also decided to join. Amamiya[?] says that their Tono [Majesty/Lord; from Tonomura] and oneesama [Yuki] would unexpectedly make the newbies do such hard work. Himiko [<- princess] says no, this is something she has decided on. She thinks even if she is quickly regretting it.

Hirunaka No Ryuusei [Chapter 76]

While it is being announced that the dolphin show is about to start at 1pm, Suzume cluelessly asks to Mamura, “Go, refers to?” Mamura says that since she doesn’t know, he’ll directly tell her. “You still like him, right.” After looking surprised, Suzume denies it even if her heart skipped a beat. Mamura says if it isn’t so, then how come she didn’t let Shishio finish what he is saying in the clinic. He tells surprised Suzume that during the sports festival, he heard that her foot got injured so he went to the clinic. He had carelessly overheard them talking. Suzume becomes nervous for Mamura has heard all of it. Suzume looks away and says that it is because that thing with Shishio is already over. Mamura holds her face towards him and shouts, “It is totally not over, right! You obviously didn’t forget him for a single second. What are you trying to show off for [/acting strong]!! Do not run away! Don’t let it be over! You have to properly go and face him!! For the current you, there is something that you must ponder on!! *Suzume looks flustered* Quickly go!!”

October 8, 2014

Kobayashi ga Kawai Sugite Tsurai [Chapter 48]

While Aoi and Mego hug each other and listening to each other’s heartbeats, Mitsuru and Chiharu are spying on them. They chased after the couple because they were worried but it turns out that everything is lovey-dovey. Mitsuru cheers Aoi on and hopes that they’ll kiss. Chiharu reprimands him for keep on staring at the two. Mitsuru wasn’t able to see anymore lovey-dovey action because Azusa saw him. She asks how come he’s here. She accuses him of wanting to flirt so came here to check over the girls. The love birds are interrupted by Mitsuru shouting why Azusa is there. Azusa says that her work is finished and she’s going home. She tells him that it is worrisome for a beautiful girl like her to go home alone, right. So, Azusa drags Mitsuru off to escort her home. Then, Chiharu comes over to Mego to apologize for getting her involved with those who hate him. Mego happily tells him that it is okay for even if it was scary but a lot of good things happened. The three of them saved her as if they are princes, and it got to the point wherein she can touch Aoi.

October 7, 2014

Akatsuki no Yona [Chapter 95]

[Free talk: sofia, the tagboard is still acting up on my side. I saw the tags this morning but now, I don’t see it anymore so I’ll just post the brief which turned into a long full summary here. ^^; And hope you don’t mind my spellings of the names =P]
Days after that five tribe meeting, Yona and others have arrived at some village near the Earth tribe. They comment about how lively it is there. Yun/bsho kid explains that lately, they managed to excavate a mine that has precious stones so the merchants increased. Haku muses that ojisan [<- head of Earth tribe] is unexpectedly lucky. Yun says that lately, they have some cash in hand so he thinks that they ought to be able to buy all sorts of stuff there. There are also a lot of people so they won’t be too eye-catching. Zeno/GD is hungry and wants to buy some meat bun. Yun says that he brought some lunch. He gives the pack lunch to everyone. While they are about to eat, a boy steals Yona’s onigiri [/rice ball/salted rice]. Yun freaks out over this. The boy runs and the squirrel jumps on his face just when he turned around. Yun demands the food back. The boy tries to escape but the others are in front of him. Yona asks if he is hungry since his stomach is growling loudly. Yona looks up, takes an arrow, shoots bird and gives it to the boy. She tells the boy to sell it at the store there to have a bit of money.

October 6, 2014

Sugar*Soldier [Chapter 38]

[Free talk: Ah, the tagboard is down on my side. Not sure for the others so I won't be able to answer tags. =( ]

After Nanami told Yoshiaki that he’ll be expelled if that thing about him and Uki going steady got exposed, Yoshiaki says perhaps, but why does she have that kind of expression. Nanami looks flustered for she knows that even if she does this, it is of no use. At the shoe lockers area, Makoto looks inside one of the lockers and tells Uki that Nanami’s shoes are still inside so she shouldn’t have gone outside. She also tells Uki that Iriya told her that he also wasn’t able to find Nanami at the west building. They were interrupted by an announcement at the PA system calling for Uki and Yoshiaki to immediately go to the office. Everyone hears this. Then, the teacher had let Yusa off since he got something to do. He just tells Yusa to wait for him later on in class. After Yusa goes out of the room, Makoto and Iriya meet up with him and mention that Uki is.. Yusa asks if she was called but he didn’t expose them. Makoto says that they also don’t know what’s up. Nanami rushes to Makoto and asks her what to do. Makoto tells her to calm down for they still don’t know what’s up. To her shock, Nanami says that Yoshiaki also got called to the principal’s office.

October 5, 2014

Akai Ito [Chapter 27]

Cover page: “I like Hinase. Like the most. With just this feeling, I don’t want to lose to anyone--...” “There are times when our eyes met in class, there are times when we hold hands while walking home, there are times when we secretly kiss, there are times when we get jealous, there are times when we are lonely, there are times likes so much that I cannot be myself. ALL OF IT IS THE JOY OF FIRST LOVE.” In a restaurant, scowling Chihiro is thanking smiling Elena for coming after she suddenly invited her. Elena giggles and says that her face is quite frightening. This shocks Chihiro. She apologizes. Chihiro thinks that it is because she is always thinking of not falling for Elena’s pacing that she carelessly overdid it too much. Then, Chihiro becomes aghast for she had also carelessly apologized. Elena asks if it is about Sho that she came to talk about. Chihiro says yes. Looking at Elena, Chihiro tells her that if she doesn’t want to get back with Sho, then please don’t come back and bother her and Sho. Elena looks at slightly tense Chihiro. Elena says that Chihiro said it quite bluntly when she thought that Chihiro is a more naïve child.

October 4, 2014

Kedamono Kareshi [Chapter 42]

At Margaret diner, Ryou’s friend asks if Himari is what he’s interested in here. His friends are looking at Himari serving some customers. Ryou looks flustered but isn’t looking at Himari’s direction. He casually says that it is because she invited him to come. His friend says that she told that to everyone. Since Ryou didn’t reply, his friend asks what happened after that incident. After looking surprised, Ryou looks at Himari and says that afterwards, it is like that. His friend comments that he is too nice and that isn’t good for while he is procrastinating, some other guy will come and steal her away. While filling up a drink from the machine, Himari is nervous over Ryou coming over there. He had asked what time she gets off work. After she told him that it is after around one hour, Ryou offered to bring her home since it is late. She just said ya. End flashback. Himari thinks that it still hasn’t totally gone back to how it was between her and Ryou. She did invite him here and it is meticulous to refuse. She thinks that they can slowly become friends again. Her thoughts are interrupted by some girls squealing about Ryou. They praise him by saying that towards a girlfriend, he is very devoted that it makes them envious. They start talking about his confession during the cultural festival and find it so cool. But then, they don’t remember who the girl was.

October 3, 2014

Namaikizakari [Chapter 17]

Cover page: “About this..it isn’t so. It is too relaxing. That guy’s basketball shirt. I’m just trying to wear it a bit, and I hope everyone keep this a secret for me.” Narration: “It isn’t easy to change oneself.” A dark-colored ponytailed hair girl with glasses is quietly passes by the hallway. A guy, who is laughing with his friends, bumps into her. It made her drop her books. The guy says that it hurts. She timidly apologizes. Then, someone hands over her pencil case holder to her, and says that she dropped this. It is Shou. Just then, Yuki comes out of the room and tells him to quit being slow and hurry inside. Shou goes in and mentions about Yuki’s underwear showing. She angrily tells him that it is not, stop the sexual harassment and quickly sit down. Glasses girl blushes a bit and mutters, “..senpai..” Narration: “It is already in the middle of June. After the Kanto tournament, we did not have time to have a deep breath when the Interhigh preliminary games had started. For us, third years, this is the last summer.” Yuki posts a notice about their urgent need to find a new manager who is either in the first or second year. The job includes preparation for practice, sweeping, washing and procurement of materials. And, work is from 16-18:30. Some club members are surprised while the others are delighted over this.

October 1, 2014

Sleeping Beauty [Chapter 11]

[Notice: This chapter has some mature content that might not be appropriate for young readers.]

Cover page: “Always unable to FORGET, until now, still THINKING of you” Still on top of the building with Yuuya, Sou calls Eiji on the phone to meet up with him. At a certain restaurant, Eiji meets up with Sou who is already sitting on a table. Eiji apologizes for the wait. While taking his seat, Eiji asks if Yuuya had also told him about the progress of the search. Sou says that it seems that they weren’t able to find Saki’s remains near the place where Erika was buried. Eiji says that Yuuya had already informed him about that and maybe, just like Erika, Saki’s remains had been moved by someone. Sou says that he doesn’t think so. He pushes a file to Eiji. Picking it up, Eiji asks if this is a written report. Sou says that it is about the siblings, Mizuhara Yuki and Mizuhara Shiki. When they were young, their parents divorced. The mother got Yuki while the father got Shiki. They were brought up separately. When Yuki is 15 years old, their mother had died for some reason so she was taken in by her father and all three started living together. Yuki’s temperament is of an extrovert and she is very lively. She is very good in socializing. Her modeling job is also going with the flow. Afterwards, their father had a stroke and passed away. He left them a huge amount of inheritance. And, it became the two siblings living together.