November 28, 2011

Kyou, Koi wo Hajimemasu [Chapter 97] -Fin-

Originally posted @ tatsukida.pitas.com on November 20, 2011



Cover page: “Finally..into the finale!! And, live action movie has been decided!!! It is really great that I was able to like you.” Narration: “It really makes one excited to be called a ‘female high school student’ and, meeting by chance one’s perfect lover. Falling in love. Striving hard to make oneself become beautiful each day.” On Tsubaki’s table is her teddy bear and bracelet. She finishes curling her hair with an iron and is satisfied with her look. “Today, like this, I will graduate from high school life.” Heading out, Tsubaki says that she’s going. While fixing her pearl necklace, her mother calls out to her and comments that her skirt is too short. Tsubaki apologizes and tries to fix it but her mother smiles and tells her that today is the last day she will be wearing her uniform, so she can wear it anyway she likes. This made Tsubaki blush. Her mother sighs and asks why she isn’t going to say the graduation speech when she is obviously the number one ranking in her year level. Tsubaki explains that according to the usual practice, it is always the job of the student president to say the speech. Just when Tsubaki is about to go out again, her mother says that after Tsubaki decided not to go into a university, she still didn’t slacked off in school, until the end. “*smiles* No wonder you are my ‘worthy to be proud of’ daughter.” Tsubaki smiles back and says that she is going. Standing at the corridor along with the others, Miho comments that next will be the graduation ceremony and yet, it still doesn’t feel real. Tsubaki agrees with her and says that this is the last time when they will see each other like this [the usual way since they are classmates]. Happily holding Tsubaki’s shoulder and pulling her to her, Miho exclaims what she is talking about when they aren’t going somewhere else. “Even if we graduate, we can still always see each other!!” Tsubaki blushes and exclaims, yes! Miho sighs and asks how come Kyouta who is going to study in Kyoto is still not there, could it be that he plans to not participate in the graduation ceremony. Tsubaki says that speaking of that, yesterday.. Flashback: While hugging Tsubaki, Kyouta said that he already had sufficient days of attendance, and attending the graduation ceremony is quite troublesome. End flashback. Miho comments that she understands Kyouta’s feelings for she also feels that the principal’s talk is too long. Tsubaki protests that graduation ceremony is a valuable memory of one’s life. Putting her hands on Tsubaki’s shoulder, Miho assures her that it is okay, Kyouta will definitely come. “Because, today is the last day when one can date, while in uniform. *thumbs up. Tsubaki goes huh* Starting tomorrow, if you were to wear your uniform, won’t it be like cosplay!?” Tsubaki lamely says ya..


At the auditorium, the 60th graduation ceremony starts. Students are given their diploma. A guy has fallen asleep. A girl reads a speech. Flustered Tsubaki looks at the empty chair. Later on, in class 3-5, the homeroom [PE] teacher says that for the last time, everyone can come and say one last thing for the last classroom meeting. Miho says that she really had fun studying for three years and after graduating from college, she will strive hard to become a number 1 PE teacher. Nishiki is happy over the many encounters [especially Sakura] and it is thanks to Meiou High. He is going to study in a special school regarding automotive equipment. [<- not sure if it is car manufacturing/being a car mechanic.] Haru thanks everyone for being nice to him even if he transferred to the school midway. In order for him to protect his beloved animals, he is going to strive hard to become a veterinarian. Then, it is Tsubaki’s turn. “—I failed in the junior high examination that I was only able to study in Meiou High. Upon entering this school, I felt really ashamed of wearing this uniform. I thought that this would definitely be a dark high school life. But.. the me who is like that, has met people who are worthy to be treasured, throughout one’s life.. *Miho blushes* And, because of them, *touches chest* it made me felt that ‘here’ has become place worthy to be treasured. After graduation, I plan to go to a specialized school so that in the future, I’ll become a hairstylist. I think that if I didn’t study in Meiou High, I won’t be able to come up with this decision. Starting tomorrow, I will feel very lonely because I won’t be able to wear this uniform anymore.” Then, the homeroom teacher is concluding the class meeting. Looking at the empty seat, Tsubaki sadly thinks that for Kyouta, graduation ceremony is really no big deal. Just when the teacher is about to dismiss the class, Kyouta arrives and says that he came just in time. Tsubaki blushes upon seeing him. The teacher calls him stupid for what is he saying ‘in time’, when he didn’t attend the graduation ceremony..does Kyouta want him to stop him from graduating. Taking his diploma from the teacher’s table, Kyouta just says, yes, yes, sorry. The teacher holds his wrist and tells him that as punishment, he is going to stand in front of the class to say it. Kyouta says, “casually passing through it.. casual three years..” This surprises Tsubaki for he is saying the same thing during the entrance ceremony before. [In the English scanlation, it is ‘adequately’ instead of ‘casual/do as what one pleases.’] Then, the two Tsubaki-s’ eyes met. Kyouta smiles and says, “But..it is comparatively a lot of fun[/happy] than I’ve imagined.” Tsubaki blushes. Crying teacher hugs Kyouta with his arm and greets his students, ‘congratulations for graduating’ before dismissing them for the last time.
Tsubaki goes to Kyouta and says that she thought that he isn’t going to come. Then, fangirls push Tsubaki away and asks Kyouta for his second button. [The second button from the top of a male's uniform is often given away to a female he is in love with, and is considered a way of confession. The second button is the one closest to the heart and is said to contain the emotions from all three years attendance at the school. This practice was apparently made popular by a scene in a novel by Daijun Takeda. Source: wiki] Soon, the girls are quarreling that they were first to ask Kyouta. Then, a girl shouts that Kyouta is running away. While fangirls chase after Kyouta, Miho helps Tsubaki up her feet and asks if she is okay. Miho says that with that kind of situation, when Kyouta returns, he won’t have any remaining buttons left. She asks if Tsubaki anticipated this. Tsubaki says no, but for her to have this *holds her bracelet* it is enough. Miho hugs her and says that she’ll take advantage of this opportunity while Kyouta isn’t there. “I also felt that because I was able to meet you, it has enabled me, who hate myself, to also change. Thank you, and after this, let’s always be friends..!” Tsubaki blushes and calls her name. Then, the two girls held hands and happily smile. After Miho left with her boyfriend, Tsubaki sits by herself in the classroom. She thinks that Kyouta has not yet returned. She takes out her cellphone and takes a picture of the seat beside her that has a bag and a diploma. She goes out of the classroom and starts to take pictures of all the places in school where she had memorable moments with Kyouta. Behind a building, Tsubaki reminisce that this is the place where Kyouta met with her after the entrance ceremony and that was really awful. Kyouta tried to ask money from her. Preparing to take a picture, she thinks that she really didn’t imagine that Kyouta will be the center of her love life in these three years. Then, she takes a picture of grumpy Kyouta who told her that he has been looking for her. Tsubaki says that it is because he didn’t come back..and what happened to him. Kyouta’s coat and shirt are open..that it is showing his bare chest. Blushing while looking away, Kyouta says that aside from the buttons, his necktie, scarf and sweater has been taken away. Tsubaki puts her scarf on him and says that it must be hard to be popular. Slightly blushing, Kyouta hugs her and says that it’s very warm. Blushing, Tsubaki says that they are still in school. Kyouta says that being in this place, reminds him of the entrance ceremony. Tsubaki asks if he remembers. Kyouta darkly says that of course, for this is the place where she cut his hair and for him that is like committing an atrocity. Aghast, Tsubaki protests that it is mutual for he also force.. Kyouta says that in the end, he said that, ‘I will take all of your firsts’. Flustered Tsubaki looks away and mutters that really made her frustrated. Holding her hand up by hooking up the bracelet, Kyouta says, “Making me also experience a lot of firsts, is [also] unexpected.” They blush while looking at each other’s eyes. Then, they kiss.
At the Shinkansen train station, Tsubaki tells Kyouta to take care. Kyouta is already standing inside the Shinkansen. She tells him that upon arriving at Kyoto, he should remember to immediately go to the nearest hospital for check up. Kyouta smiles and says yes. She tells him that no matter how much in a hurry he is, he should cross the pedestrian walk. Kyouta says okay. She tells him not to go see a maiko [apprentice geisha]. Kyouta says that he won’t. While Tsubaki still thinks what else to say, Kyouta lightly chops her head and asks if she still has something to say. Tsubaki says, “Are..are.. you really going to leave..? *Kyouta surprised* No.. I’m talking nonsense.. *crying* it’s nothing.. nothing at all..” Kyouta holds her hand and says, “Do you want to go together?” Tsubaki is surprised then she breaks into a smile. “Be careful on your way.” This made Kyouta blush. Just as there is an announcement that the door is closing, Kyouta kisses her and goes in the train. The door closes when Kyouta is saying something to Tsubaki. Tsubaki says, “Huh.. what? I didn’t hear you.. Wait.. *train leaving* Tsubaki-kun..” Later on, at Seigu University, the school bell rings. Breathing hard from running, Kyouta is on the phone. “Professor Kaminage’s class has just ended.. I’m currently going to the school’s gate.. *passes by a familiar girl* I’m sorry that I’m late. Wait for me at Kyoto station-- *looks back at the girl*” Holding her phone, Tsubaki happily says that it has been a long time. She tells him that she has no way of waiting so she went there. Blushing a bit, Kyouta asks if she really wants to see him. Tsubaki exclaims, “That day in the train station, what was the last thing that you’ve said!!?” While Tsubaki holds up her hands like begging him, Kyouta is a bit hesitant to say it. Tsubaki says, “It is because I’ve asked you so many times before ..and you would always say that *message on phone: ‘I’ll tell you when we meet next time’* and you won’t tell me that I’m always curious about it. *twinkle in eyes* Okay, tell me now!!” Kyouta says that it isn’t something that can just be said anew, once again. To Tsubaki’s shock, Kyouta says that it is alright, even if it isn’t said right now, and they should go to his house first. Tsubaki exclaims does he know for how many months that she tormented over this. “You’ve made me wait for such a long time. If it isn’t something important, I won’t forgive you!!” Kyouta finally relents and says that he will tell her. “The first word is ‘I’. *Tsubaki happily asks what’s next* The last word is ‘you’. And it is made of three words.” Tsubaki tells him to wait and she’ll link it together and.. “I.. love.. you--..” While Kyouta looks gloomy, Tsubaki looks surprised by this. Blushing Kyouta asks what, isn’t it an important thing. Narration: “Along with seeing each other multiple times, unknowingly, ‘like’ is no longer enough to express the feelings that had grown with each passing day. Tsubaki-kun also.. have the same feelings as me.” Tsubaki shakes her head and says, “Me too.. *they hug* I love you.” The End. Side Story will be in two parts. First one on January 4th, and the second one on February 3rd. Anticipate it ♥
Scans by 水银工作室.

14 comments:

  1. This manga is really wonderful.. I'm in luv wth this manga .. Love it!!!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Happy ending... :) http://favoriteanimemangalist.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  3. there's no hananoin??
    arrggghh!!
    >,<
    im waiting for him,to see kyota jeaolus!!!
    btw,tnks a lot for the snpsis
    n_n

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hm..there's a bit of him in the side stories.

      Thanks for reading ^-^

      Delete
  4. I hope there will be a movie series of this manga..i was so crazy in love to this..and i felt like i was in my highschool years..very happy to be in love always...thank u for posting this

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. There is a live action movie for this manga which was shown last December.

      Thanks for reading ^-^

      Delete
  5. Wat about that hair stylist guy

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. There's a bit more about him in the side stories after the last chapter..

      Delete