August 29, 2014

Kanojo wa Uso wo Aishisugiteru [Chapter 59]

Narration: “Before entering the company, I was assigned to the morning’s comprehensive program. At 4am, I’ll go to Jinbocho and buy all sorts of newspapers. It has been 30 years since I’ve entered the company, and at that time, it isn’t the internet era yet. And unexpectedly, it has become a very important [part] of work (laugh). BUT, I STILL HATE IT. At that time, I’ll go to Abe-san every day and he’s the one who is in charge of all the music programs. After three years, I’ve moved to the music program. So..this year, it is 27 years? It should? Looking back, I’ll find that 27 years ago is good, and of course, that is inevitable, THERE IS NO PITCH SHIFTER  [<- I’m not sure if is that but it is something that makes the sound better with the help of a device]. IT WAS AN ERA WHEREIN, WHETHER SINGING IS GOOD OR BAD, THE TONE, NO MATTER WHAT IT IS, IT IS ALL IN ITS RAWEST FORM WHEN BROADCAST INTO THE TELEVISION. It’s over, right? A lot of idols are singing out of tune (laugh). But, I still really like that kind of feeling. That feeling wherein they sing as if their lives depended on it. So, we prohibit lip-syncing. LOOKING AT A NEWBIE, WHO IS SO NERVOUS THAT S/HE WANTS TO PUKE, MAKE ME FEEL VERY EXCITED. This kind of thing, the audience. Absolutely also think that way. Daiwa Television Music Program Director-Producer – Ikeda Kyoko.”

August 28, 2014

Preview: Shuriken to Pleats [Chapter 2]

Facing a couple of ninjas while holding down the man’s head, Mikage thinks that for her to encounter ninjas in active duty, her intelligence report she attained is actually too little. She wonders who hired those guys, who this man is and why they are after him. She thinks that it can be somewhat concluded that they consider her as an enemy so.. Mikage tells the man to quickly run for he’s a hindrance. The man ran off as told. Mikage quickly uses her luggage to block the ninjas’ attacks. They were going to attack again when they stop, nod to each other and retreat. Mikage is puzzled Then, she turns around to see the man lying on the floor. She asks if he was hit. She checks on him to see if he is wounded. Thinking that she wasn’t able to protect someone again, the trembling man holds up a calling card. He tells her that he is only being drugged. He asks her to bring him to this clinic. At an old fashioned house, Mikage looks at the man sleeping in bed. She mentally tells Rod that even if she immediately acted to help him [/the man], this time around, she was able to protect properly. Holding a wallet, Mikage tells the sleeping man that she used his money to pay for the taxi. She informs him that she’ll be leaving it here.

August 27, 2014

Kobayashi ga Kawai Sugite Tsurai [Chapter 46]

Narration: “That is definitely the secret that he had always hidden and does not want anyone to know.” The glass shards are on the floor along with Aoi’s eye patch. Looking at Aoi’s scarred and missing right eye, surprised Mego thinks that she has seen it, his real appearance behind the eye patch. Meanwhile, outside, the other delinquents curses and couldn’t believe that there are only two of them so how come they are so ferocious [/difficult to deal with]. Mitsuru tells Uesugi-chan that he’s doing quite well. Chiharu replies, him too, shorty. Irked Mitsuru says excuse him for being short. Both guys mentally ask Aoi to save Mego. Back inside, Mego looks surprised upon seeing Aoi’s eye. Holding Mego’s shoulders, Aoi asks her if she isn’t hurt. He starts to feel dizzy. He thinks that it is bad, he is having an attack again. Then, he notices his eye patch on the floor. This gave him a shock.

August 26, 2014

Hibi Chouchou [Chapter 59]

Narration: “Mutual collision of opinions. Although it is like that, but the problem definitely has a lot.. *kneading a bread dough and recalling how Kawasumi tightly hugged her in the rain* I already do not want to have that kind of memory again.. After parting, [he] thought of a lot of things because of me. It is also because because of me..that [he] felt very lonely. ..because of me, [he] sensed [/affected] by loneliness. Is there something that I can do for him..” And, her melon pans are baked. She happily takes a bite on one of them. She looks at the clock and it is 1pm. She wonders if he is at home. While her heart is beating, she gets ready to call Kawasumi on her phone. She recalls that he told her that if she calls him, he’ll quickly come. Ring. Ring. The other party greets, ‘Moshi moshi’ [/hello]. Thinking that he’s home, she says, “Ka..Kawasumi..” To her surprise, the other party asks who this is. While aghast over why he is asking, Suiren says her name. The other party says that guy isn’t home. Puzzled Suiren is about to ask who this is, Ichi has already hanged up the phone on her. While trembling over it, Suiren wonders if it is Kawasumi’s brother.

August 25, 2014

Kyou no Kira-kun [Chapter 34] -Fin-

Last Page: Welcome to our party. Narration: “Okamura Nino. 17 years old. Welcomes her third year high school’s summer.” While walking at the outdoor corridor, a couple of girls say that the guy who is shooting seems to be quite handsome. Overhearing this, Nino turns to the basketball court and thinks that it is.. She sees Kira scoring a goal and happily saying that he got three points, much to the dismay of his opponent. Narration: “Speaking of Kira-kun, because he has to repeat a year, he is currently still in second year. He is totally living a healthy life.” Kira notices her watching him. Thinking that he noticed her, she waves back at him. Kira excuses himself from the others and approaches Nino. He asks Nino if she is currently switching classrooms. She says ya, after the next class, it will be noon break. Kira says that Yabe will also go to the canteen today. Realizing something, Kira says that didn’t they promised that they will go together to swim in the sea together during summer vacation. Nino happily says yes, she really anticipates it. He asks how about they stay overnight. Nino blushes and says that if her parents agree, then she has no objection.

August 24, 2014

Last Game [Chapter 35]

Narration: “When I was very young, my father passed away. At that time, I practically don’t have any impression of that incident. I only remember an indescribable void and my mother’s back figure. *Her mother told her that since that day, she will wholeheartedly become a mother who would not forget to smile in front of her daughter forever and live like that* In order not to make her worry, whether it is studies or housework, I will learn it by myself and finish it on my own. I think that this is quite good. I thought that it is already quite good being like this. And, the me who was like that was brought out to the outside world by Yanagi and he became my first friend. Together with him, I can be at ease, (even if there are times when he is annoying) There are times when he makes me lose my cool. There are times when he makes my heart do doki-doki [/beat fast] (even if there are times when he makes me angry) It makes me feel so happy. I have never before experienced this feeling and the people who are important to me gradually increased. I want to be with you forever. Forever-“ Then, there is a scene of Yanagi telling her that he cannot be her friend forever.

August 21, 2014

Namaikizakari [Chapter 15]

Flashback: Looking at a basketball magazine, young Shizuka said that Shou is really tall so when he becomes a high schooler, he must definitely learn how to do a slam dunk. Playing his console game, Shou said that he won’t because it will make his hand hurt. Shizuka scolded him that it will be a waste so practice it and if it is Shou, he absolutely can become someone who can grab the ball with one hand. Shizuka mentioned how he kept on eating everyday as if his stomach is going to break but in the end, he didn’t grow a bit taller. Shou said that destroying his stomach is bad for he’ll just puke everything. End flashback. Shizuka thinks that Shou is very tall and runs fast. Even if he is always half-hearted, he always stands in the center of the team and always leaving him behind. He’s at the same age as him and someone he grew up with, and he ought to have already surpassed him. Shou asks Shizuka when he knew Yuki. Shizuka asks, ha? The audience is surprised over Shou’s slam dunk. Yuki wonders when he learned that but compared to that, right now isn’t the time to say nonsense things.

August 20, 2014

Hirunaka No Ryuusei [Chapter 73]

Sky!! Sea!! Shisa!! [lion-dog creatures that are usually statues found in Okinawa] The three girls happily shouts, “OKINAWA~~~♫♪” Embarrassed Yuyuka tells them not to be like that for it is embarrassing. And so, they have arrived in Okinawa. The instructor tells them that after visting Shuri Castle, they will go to Manza Beach. He reminds everyone to pay attention to safety and do not wander off. Along with the others, Kotetsu happily says yes. While Mamura is looking at Kotetsu, Manabu comments that Kotetsu is quite lively. Then, Mamura notices Suzume happily flashing v-signs. Mamura thinks that she is really excited. And that’s right, Suzume is in excited mode, very excited. Dreaming of Shisa-s, Suzume thinks that the sky is so blue, the sea is quite beautiful and hibiscus flowers have also opened. <- the first time she saw it. Coming to Okinawa is really quite delightful..!! At the Shuri Castle, Suzume and Nana were exclaiming about how red, bright red it is. Inside, Suzume goes ‘wow’ all over the place. Yuyuka scolds her that it is one thing for her to be quite excited, but what’s up with that outfit. She asks where are the clothes that they bought together (actually forced her to buy) and weren’t those casual clothes. Suzume tells her that she thought that it would be inconvenient to move around wearing those clothes.

August 19, 2014

Rere Hello [Chapter 18]

At a home & kitchen store’s apron section, Kengo asks Ririko which one she likes. Ririko continue to insist that there is no need to compensate her for it ought to be cleaned up with some bleach. She is actually doubtful about it since if she used bleach, it might ruin the decorative pattern on her apron. Holding up an apron with laces and ribbons, Kengo tells her that if she doesn’t quickly decide, he is going to buy this one. Freaking out over that kind of apron and his threat that he is going to buy it, Ririko manages to quickly spot some aprons being sold at a discount. She quickly grabs a plain looking apron and says that it is this one. Holding the bag which contains the newly purchased apron, Ririko felt tired but she still thanks him and apologizes for the trouble. Kengo apologizes for dragging her but it is because he doesn’t like to owe someone something. He says that if he just let it be, he feels that there is something plugged in his heart. Since she is the type who wants to do something immediately after thinking of it, Ririko says that she can understand that. Ririko thinks that since it is like that.. She decides to accept the apron. Kengo says that his heart feels at ease now so how about they eat together. Ririko exclaims that didn’t he just ate, and he’s hungry again.

August 17, 2014

From Five to Nine [Chapter 44]

Episode 44: UNTAMED HEART [Side B Yuki]. Cover page: “I’m sure he is my prince.” Flashback: [I was mistaken in the last chapter for it was indeed] Yuki coldly told Nene that that regarding the troubles in her love life, she go properly think about it herself and why would he still help a girl whom he doesn’t like in resolving her love life issues. Narration: “Those words I’ve said are too serious. After we parted ways, she probably cried. Obviously I could have changed the way of expressing that but I was careless because today, my mood is really at its worst.” Earlier that day, there is a handbag, luggage and other things scattered on the floor of Yuki’s place. His mother exclaims that this time around, she definitely divorce so live together with her in the attic because that person is really awful. His mother tearfully tells Yuki that they obviously promised that they were going to celebrate their 7th anniversary by riding Queen Elizabeth ship to Italy. His mother says that because of work, he suddenly cancelled it. “He no longer loves me~~~ there’s no love~~~ *sob* In the end, mama should have only relied on Yuki~~~ *sniff*”

August 15, 2014

Kanojo wa Uso wo Aishisugiteru [Chapter 58]

After Aki kisses Riko, she blushes. Then, she mutters geez, what’s up with that, doing it suddenly. Aki apologizes and says that he himself is a bit startled by that. He muses that maybe he is a very passionate man. While she curses, he says but then, didn’t she want to try that, backstage kiss. She looks at him and exclaims-whispers how can she possibly thought of that kind of thing and she is already quite nervous before formally going onstage. Aki tells her that she is already nervous and that isn’t a good thing, since it will only influence the throat’s situation. Still nervous, Riko mutters that she knows. Then, Aki tells her that he’ll go to the audience’s seats. Riko says that he is quite cunning for she also wants to watch. Aki says, right, it is the privilege of those who won’t perform and it is great that he is an audience. He looks at her and says, “I believe in you.” She says, ya. He tells her, “You also believe in me.” She says, ya. Onstage, fangirls are screaming happily while watching CP perform. Reiko is in quite happy to see Shinya playing bass LIVE. Shun thanks everyone and says that next, is this song.. Reiko perks up. As Reiko looks nervous, Shun says that it really suits the current season- “Ah, what, everyone already know this one, right? So amazing, right?”

August 13, 2014

Kobayashi ga Kawai Sugite Tsurai [Chapter 45]

Cover page: “Always, always, dreaming of it. The moment when we can touch each other..-- That moment is imminent.” Narration: “Hello everyone, I’m Kobayashi Megumu. *tense* At this very moment, for some reason, I’ve been caught by a group of very scary guys and been brought to some abandoned school. Unreasonable, right!? At this time, I should be going on a date with Aoi-kun!!” Mego exclaims that they are mistaken for she is really not Chiharu’s lover. The gang leader tells her to quit talking nonsense for yesterday at the park, wasn’t she being intimate together with Chiharu. “Even if you’re not a lover, it is obvious that Uesugi has a thing for you.” This made Mego blush and unable to refute him. The gang leader grabs her chin and says that they cannot win against Chiharu just by relying on strength. “But playing around with you, then, we can have our revenge against that guy, right.”

August 10, 2014

Hirunaka No Ryuusei [Chapter 72]

Sports festival and exams have ended. And, Suzume’s feelings are still not sorted out yet. And, before she knew it, summer vacation has started. Holding up a flyer about a 4 days and 3 nights school excursion to Okinawa, Nana happily tells everyone that they all go to this place. Looking at a different flyer, Yuyuka asks if this is the school excursion that will be held during summer vacation. Nana exclaims yes, and if summer is mentioned, it definitely means the sea and if sea is mentioned, it definitely means Okinawa! Sata An~da~gi! [<-sweet deep fried buns of dough similar to doughnuts (or the Portuguese malasada, or the Dutch oliebollen), native to the Japanese prefecture of Okinawa. Source: wiki] Someone asks isn’t that a snack. The others pessimistically respond to the invitation. Monika says that no one wants to sign up for it. Suzume is very scared of airplanes. Yuyuka doesn’t want to be sunburned. Nana scoffs them off as naïve children. She explains that it is because there are few people joining, there would be more mood for those who go with their lovers and added to that, there are so many delicious things in Okinawa. “Those are Okinawa’s selling point!”

August 8, 2014

Sugar*Soldier [Chapter 37]

While holding an umbrella, Makoto comments that it is raining hard. Walking with Nanami, Makoto cheerfully says that it is great that PE class’ marathon will be cancelled since that is quite tiring. Nanami lamely agrees. Makoto thinks that in the end, Nanami is still depressed. She decides that it is inevitable because that kind of thing happened. Makoto observes that Nanami usually curls her hair inward but now, it is more flat than usual. Bunny asks if it isn’t because of the humidity. Makoto mentions to Nanami that there is a new café that opened in front of the station and she heard that the pancakes are very delicious. She tells Nanami that they call everyone to go together and try the place out, or.. Then, they see Iriya. Makoto calls out to him. After they greet each other good morning, Iriya asks if they came together this morning. Makoto says yes, they met up at the station. Looking at his cellphone, Iriya says is that so. Noticing this, Makoto asks him, what’s up. Iriya says that this morning he texted Yusa to bring along a notebook that he had lent him. He tells them that Yusa would usually reply back in the speed of light but today, he still hasn’t replied back. Makoto says that is indeed quite rare, and maybe he carelessly left his cellphone at home. Iriya agrees over that possibility.

August 7, 2014

Hibi Chouchou [Chapter 58]

Suiren thinks that even if they are going steady, but it is currently in cool-off stage but they will go together to the matsuri [/festival]. She wonders what kind of situation is this. Ding dong. Holding the heart-mask, Suiren thinks that it is like last year, and it would be nice if there’s no need to hide. Wondering if it is okay, she leaves the mask. She opens the door. Kawasumi greets her. She bows in acknowledgement. While walking, Kawasumi tells her that he is quite startled that she is sitting in front of him. Suiren quietly nods. She feels nervous for it has been a long time since they’ve talked. She thinks that obviously that it has been such a long time that they didn’t talk but she’s happy that polite[/formal] language isn’t used. He asks her how she spent her summer vacation. She timidly says that she watched a movie. He asks what movie. She is surprised that he unexpectedly asked in detail. She tells him that it is the story about a pastry chef. He asks if it is interesting. She says yes. Thinking that she also wants to do that, Suiren asks him how he spent his summer vacation. She is a bit embarrassed that her voice sounded strange.