August 12, 2013

Kimi ni Todoke [Chapter 82]

And, the chocolate [cup]cakes are done. Sawako tells them that they rest for a while before wrapping them up. Sawako plans to give some to Pin because he always ‘take care’ of them. Ayane nervously asks isn’t this a honmei choco [for loved ones]. Sawako says that it would be better to give everyone luxurious chocolate. Ayane couldn’t believe that all of them are giving Pin chocos and last year, she gave him one, so it is annoying if it is misunderstood. Chizuru is blushing really red for this is like giving it to someone she likes for it is homemade and heart-shaped. Ayane thinks that it is the first time she made something homemade. Sawako is determined to give Shouta chocolate this year. So, Sawako excitedly go to sleep that night for tomorrow is Valentine’s Day. And, it’s V-day, Kent exclaims in class, which stiffens some guys. Shouta is surprised when Kent asks him if he didn’t accept any chocolates last year. Shouta asks how come he knows. Kent says that it is because the girls are crying that he felt that Shouta is a mean guy and he should accept them for they are pitiful. [<- meaning the giri [obligation] choco; refusing is rude.] While Shouta is nervous, Kent seems to want to say something more. To Shouta’s shock, Kent says that he’s pitiful for he wasn’t able to get Sawako’s choco last year. Shouta exclaims how come he knows about that. Kent tells him that Sawako has been holding tightly on the chocolates with such a complicated expression. Shouta and everyone thinks, is that so. Ryu thinks that they are so loud. Then, fangirls give Kent their giri chocolates for him this year. Ayane appears and says that they are quite happy. Kent and fangirls tell her not to worry. Ayane says that she knows already. Then, to Kent’s delight, Ayane invites him to eat together for lunch. Meanwhile, Chizuru is staring at Ryu. She tells him about meeting at the tea classroom during noon break but he asks her about the key. Chizuru freaks out for she forgot about that and the room hasn’t been used for a long time. Ryu suggests instead that they go to the hallway going to the playing field. Ryu smiles and says that he’s really expecting it, this year’s choco. Chizuru exclaims what he is saying as if her plot has been exposed. Walking away, she wonders how come she can’t stay calm but just he wait, for this year isn’t something that costs 10 yen. At the other side of the classroom, Sawako is tensing up if she is going to give it to him now but then, there are a lot of people around Shouta. Shouta suddenly looks at her and Sawako becomes nervous. Joe asks if she is giving the choco to Shouta or to him, and what kind of choco would it be. Shouta tries to stop them but the others are saying that they heard about last year. Shouta shouts for them to shut up and he tells Sawako that he didn’t tell them about it so sorry about that. Awkward silence. Sawako suddenly creepily smiles and walks away.
Then, someone seems to call out to the boys to get some giri choco. Shouta sits down and laments over not helping Sawako and it is possible that she didn’t come to give him chocolates. He has become quite nervous. Sawako is thinking that she shouldn’t give it now for it is super embarrassing for Shouta would be teased. She thinks that just like last year, she doesn’t know when to give it. A teacher calls out to Sawako that she is on duty today so help him in getting the material to be used. Then, some girls call out to Shouta who is washing his face. While Sawako is carrying the materials in class, she overhears some guys complaining about not getting chocos and they hope that they can still get before school dismissal. Sawako is shock when she heard that Shouta already accepted four. Kent tells the guys that Sawako can hear them. Kent apologizes to Sawako and says that he was the one who told them and also told Shouta that it is okay to accept [giri] chocos so don’t blame Shouta and don’t mind it too much. She recalls Ume telling her before that Shouta won’t accept chocos and now, he did, so she hopes that he’ll accept [this time]. This made her more anxious. She quickly erases the blackboard and prepares to give her choco to Shouta but her friends remind her that they are going to give Pin’s choco. The girls go to Pin and give him ‘yoroshiku/taking care of us’ choco. Pin is surprised by this since all three are giving him together and if it is safe to eat since it is homemade. Pin asks what’s up with uneasy Sawako. Sawako is wondering if she’ll give it during noon break or after school since the others are giving it during noon break. Chizuru tells Pin to shut up and eat it. Pin refuses since he’s working. They fuss about giving it to him and Sawako is ‘lost in thought’ so Ayane takes the choco but backs away when Pin looks at her and says, ‘ah’ for he’s busy so feed him. After a lot of fuss, Pin finally tastes it and says it is delicious. Ayane felt that she was really startled by that. Pin tells Sawako to help him with tomorrow’s materials after school since she’s on duty today. So, her friends suggest to Sawako to give it during noon break because they also have their own thing to do. And, just as the teacher arrives in class, Sawako tells Shouta that they are going to eat together during lunch. Shouta exclaims yes and the teacher punishes him by making him answer the first question. Soon, it is noon break. Ayane leaves with Kent. Chizuru is eating fast. Shouta is waiting for Sawako. And, just as they are leaving, a teacher calls out to Sawako to help him with the materials and she can eat while doing it. Sawako is totally freaking out for she is also on duty after school. Shouta smiles and says that she has a lot of work so he’ll help her out and then, they can go home together. Sawako says okay. Then, Shouta sees that it is snowing and wonder if it is his father’s curse that he hopes that it stops snowing.
At some no entry place, Kent is quite happy that it is homemade choco. Ayane says that everyone made it together and Sawako taught them. Kent says that he’s so happy and thank you. “Ah-” She feeds it to him. He tells her that it is delicious. Ayane is glad that he’s so happy. To her surprise, Kent says that he also has something for her. She tells him that today is Vday [only girls give choco] but Kent says that it is alright, he wants to give it to her. He holds the small heart shaped choco and Ayane tries to refuse. He urges her to eat it and she did. She says that it is delicious. He says that hers is more delicious. Ayane thinks that Kent really puts importance to her and she wants to properly cherish him and in the end, can she do it or not, can she properly cherish him or not. At the hallway, Chizuru tries to calm herself by looking out the window but it is snowing really hard. Ryu arrives and she gives him the bag. He stares at it that Chizuru tells him to take it. Taking it, Ryu says that he has guessed it and he’s quite happy. She tells him that the gift is inside. It is a sports glove which she thinks he can use. Ryu thanks her and says that he’ll do his best. Then, he asks if he can eat it. She says yes, quickly eat it. Ryu is surprised to see the heart-shaped choco. Chizuru is shouting that she made it and quickly eat it. Ryu blushes a bit for it is heart-shaped. Chizuru thinks that like this, it seems that she likes him. She asks if he got chocos. He says yes, friendship choco. He says that this is delicious. She thinks that she’s always thinking of Ryu and would this thoughts change into something after he confessed and why would he choose her, why does he think of her as a pink rose. She wants to directly ask him. She is about to ask but she loses her nerve when he looks at her. She tries to say that it is nothing but he holds her hand and presses it on his neck. He asks if she feels it. Her heart is beating fast. He says this is what it is. Chizuru blushes really red as she holds her own neck. She is somewhat confused for he knows that her heart beat is beating fast. She couldn’t think over complicated things. She exclaims that the three-way interview is over and the two of them will stay at this place[/locality] so like the past, things won’t change much but she always felt quite annoyed and she hate this. Ryu calmly calls out her name and says that he won’t be at this place. This puzzles Chizuru. Ryu repeats that he won’t be here for he wants to go to the university and play baseball. Chizuru is stunned. And, this is each of the girls’ Vday—
Comment: For Shouta-Sawako, it seems that their problem is quite minor like when to give the chocos. It seems that Vday ‘hates’ them for they couldn’t find the right timing and they are somewhat traumatized over what happened last year. Since it is snowing hard, Shouta might not be able to stay with her after school for he has a ‘duty’ at home to shovel the snow. As for Kent-Ayane, there are still some scenes that make me think that Ayane might end up with Pin. Actually, in a way, it dampers Kent-Ayane scenes for I would like to feel ‘ah, nice so sweet’ about it but then, at the back of my mind, I get a feeling that Ayane would dump him later on. For now, it is a ‘maybe’ for this couple since Ayane seems to be forcing herself or faking it. Hm..is this how it is when the guy likes the girl more than the girl likes the guy? And, it seems that the couple who would physically separate soon is Chizuru and Ryu. Chizuru is fixated over staying at their hometown for Ryu and it turns out that he won’t be staying. It makes me wonder if that would cause her to change her plans. Maybe, that would make her really confront her feelings for him for things cannot be ‘always like before’. Scans by 工作室

Quote of the day:
All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt. ~ Charles M. Schulz

28 comments:

  1. I think that scene between R & C is so sweet! I kind of like Ayane with Pin but hope she can figure it out soon who she really wants to be with. I think Pin is good for pushing her forward but Kent is good for her too so confused.

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  2. The only part of this chapter that I loved was Chizu and Ryu's beautiful conversation. Their interactions are always so enjoyable, so I'm hoping that the next chapter will focus on them, especially since the end to this one foreshadowed a really intriguing complication in their subtly developing relationship. Although, along with everything else, their inevitable relationship has developed unnaturally slowly, it has easily been the most well-written aspect of the story up to this point.

    Ayane and Kent's interactions were quite nice, especially when she fed him chocolate, but I was hoping for more development with their relationship, since everything that occurred, even Ayane's confusion of whether she could fall for Kent or not, is a retread of chapters past. In that regard, the pacing has become far too languorous, since I would prefer Ayane to actually confront her feelings for Kent. Otherwise, there's not much room for Ayane's romance to legitimately develop, which isn't satisfying. I expect that she'll eventually fall in love with him, but the progression to that point of a decision isn't nearly as compelling as I would have thought.

    As for Pin, he was very, very misplaced in this chapter, and, though I find it unlikely that the mangaka will actually lean towards Pin and Ayane starting a relationship, I still feel slightly wary that it might eventually come to fruition. IMO, though I expect Ayane to fall for Kent eventually, it wouldn't completely surprise me if she were to fall for Pin. On the other hand, and this is where the idea of PinxAyane swiftly falls apart, it's impossible for me to envision a realistic scenario where Pin actually falls for one of his students. It would go completely against his characterization up to this point, and I'd lose a lot of respect for him, especially since he's been portrayed as an excellent teacher lately. Also, Ayane's bizarre tendency to express surprise at the simplest things has been elevated to a new level of weirdness in this chapter, as she dons such an expression merely because Pin likes chocolate, lol. So overdone.

    Although this chapter was decent, I'm actually growing increasingly tired of Kimi ni Todoke. The previous arc had killed the majority of my enjoyment, but I had regained much of my excitement when Sawako and Kazehaya finally reunited. I was expecting to love this arc, since it was directly promising substantial progress toward the future for the characters and some much-needed development for Ayane. Unfortunately, the material concerning the future has been mostly tedious and the development for Ayane vague and lifeless. Very disappointing, to say the least, and I've actually become unconcerned with nearly every aspect of the story, except for Chizu and Ryu.

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    1. True..though I get a feeling that there might be more to whether Sawako was able to give the chocolates to Shouta or not. ^^;

      Yes, things with Ayane and Kent are a bit stagnant even if they get some nice moments. As I've mentioned, it puts a damper to it if she seems to be not serious or that sincere[?] = it wasn't mutual. I tend to detest it when someone goes on a relationship half-heartedly or as some 'excuse' then unceremoniously dump the other person later on because, 'ah, I actually like someone else'. So, I'm psyching myself for that possibility here.

      You think so..well, true, he seems adamant not to fall for/have a relationship with his students. But there are PinxAyane scenes lately wherein Ayane is acting like she has a thing for him. I begin to wonder if the mangaka is 'fishing' like if there are many PinxAyane from the readers, she'll pull off the 'dump and change boyfriend'. ^^;

      Is that so.., well hopefully things somewhat improve later on. True..the arc about the misunderstanding=kiss or not to was..dragged on and on ^^;;

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  3. Awww, Ryu is soo cute :з

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  4. Thank you so much for the summary! I actually really enjoyed this chapter. The Chizu and Ryu scenes were really hot especially when he put her hand on his neck to show her how fast his heart was beating. It'll probably take Chizu a few chapters to deal with the fact that Ryu isn't staying. I think Chizu will try and follow him though wherever he goes. I suspect the next chapter will be about Sawako plucking up the courage to give her chocolates to Kazehaya.

    As a huge PinxAyane I should probably give my thoughts. I LOVED their interaction this chapter. I don't think it was a coincidence that it was Ayane who tried to give him the chocolates, Shiina could have easily made Chizu or Sawako give him the chocolates. I loved that Pin opened his mouth as to ask Ayane to feed the chocolate to him. That was hilarious! I also loved that Ayane was nervous about them giving him homemade chocolate in case he got the wrong idea like in Chapter 77 when she was worried that people might get the wrong idea when her and Pin were walking home together.

    I don't think Pin was misplaced in this chapter at all. I'm really happy that he's getting more screentime and whether you ship it or not he's become a big part of Ayane's character development. Ayane gave Pin valentines chocolates last year so him being a part of a valentines chapter isn't exactly new.

    In my understanding of Ayane's character what she wants is to fall in love and I think for her character development she needs to do just that. She started going out with Kento because she wanted to fall for him but in this chapter we still have her asking herself if she will ever fall for him. Tbh, I think she'll get a crush on Pin as to show that basically you can't choose who you love. Of course Shiina could have gone down the "grow to love" route but I don't think that's relevant anymore. Why have all of these Pin and Ayane scenes if it isn't going to come to anything? Shiina could of stopped their scenes together as soon as her and Kento started going out. It also begs the question, why is Pin present in so many of the Kento and Ayane scenes? (Chapter 61, 65, 70, etc.)

    In regards to Pin's feelings I somewhat agree with the previous post. Pin's never really treated Ayane as anything more than a student but it doesn't mean that Pin will always feel that way, it's only a year to they graduate after all. Also, we have never had any scenes of Pin when he isn't viewed as a teacher figure (except for the crossover but I don't really think that counts). We've never had any scenes where we have been able to read his thoughts so there's no real way we know what he's thinking.

    But who is to say it has to be reciprocated? Ayane could get a crush on him but never actually get together with him because he only views her as a student. This way Ayane would still get development and would also learn how hard unrequited love is (Kurumi, anyone?). I don't really want this to happen but hey it's possible.

    Wow, I wrote a lot! Sorry for the long ramble, it's just I really love this pairing, haha.

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    1. Thanks for reading, ^-^ Yes, I also think that it might be more on whether Sawako could give the chocolates or not.

      True..it is possible with all those scenes and reactions from Ayane. If that is what the mangaka is going for, I hope she does it soon because I would really hate to be in Kent's shoes if after everything, that happens.

      No problem ^^

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  5. Thank you so much for your hard work translating and summarizing so many manga, keep it up! i loved the chizu and ryu bit at the end, my heart was like oh my, skipped a bit. Sawako and kazeheya are sooo funny and cute when they act awkward and i my heart was doki doki when pin asked ayane to feed him *fan girl squeal*

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    1. Thanks for reading and the comment ^^


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  6. Pin&Ayane!!!!!!!
    Chizu&Ryu get it on already!!!

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  7. Thanks for the summary, my fave team is Chizuryu and I love this chapter for them..i really do hope chizu will finally tell ryu how she feels.

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    1. Thanks for reading ^-^

      Hehe, ya..though I think Ryu already knows :P

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  8. I'm still on kent and Ayane !
    come on if it's gonna be ayane and Pin then the mangaka should really hurry up it's already 82 chapter and I don't think thin manga would take up to 150 chapters ..

    I like kent for ayane, but I hope the mangaka would give him a nice back story and character. I want him to be serious.
    And sometimes I also think that ayane might have a crush on pin ..

    Ayane and Kent PLEASE DON'T BREAK UP ! hahaha :D

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    1. True. Though, given the pacing and if this reaches up to when they are in third year, it might reach up to 100+ chapters.

      Hopefully..more development on his character. The only time he was serious, I think was when he got angry at the one who hurt Ayane.

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  9. and also if kent and ayane would just break up then what about the almost 20 chapters just to build up the things between kent and ayane ?? that's just wasting time for me.

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    1. True..I forgot about that..but who knows if the mangaka is just using that to help Ayane grow more..

      We'll just have to wait and see.

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  10. I love chizuryu♥♥♥ its sad ryu is going away, I hope chizuru will tell him how she feels soon cuz I'm pretty sure she likes him too! Hehe thanks for your hard work! Keep it up!

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  11. Gracias por tu magnifico trabajo, estoy de acuerdo en todos tus comentarios, creo que al final Ayane va a terminar con Pin, no se esa es la sensación que tengo desde hace varios tomos.
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    Thank you for your wonderful work, I agree on all your comments, I think the end Ayane will end up with Pin, that's not the feeling I have for several volumes.

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    1. Thanks for reading ^-^

      Is that so.

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  12. I came just to read your comments at the end :) by the way I too think the she got more excited given chocos to Pin than to kent (but I do like AyanexPin) so it may not be a very objective opinions.

    Thanks for the summary :)

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    1. Hehe, is that so.

      Thanks for reading ^-^

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  13. This is one of the cutest manga ever! I´m so in love with Kimi ni todoke´s plot. Thanks for the review! Chizuru and Ryu´s relationtship is finally getting somewhere, now I want to know about pin and ayame triangle (at least some ume for pin it would be hilarious) its the first time I chip either couple being ken-ayame or ayame-pin its still a good match (Even when pin gets somehow annoying sometimes... he is incredible!)

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    1. Thanks for reading ^-^

      Yup, finally.

      True, it would be funny if there's some Ume for Pin..unfortunately, Ume is missing in action so it seems unlikely.

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