November 20, 2013

Skip Beat! [Chapter 206]


Still at the beach, Kyouko tearfully tells Corn that she vaguely felt that gods would only listen attentively to the wishes of rich people and her wish cannot be transmitted to the side of the gods if she didn’t give a lot of money so in the end, it’s great that she gave a ten thousand yen. There is a scene of Kyouko reluctantly giving her ten thousand yen bill into the donation box of the shrine during hatsumode [first shrine visit] with the Daruma couple. Kyouko cries over how great it is that Corn has already become an outstanding adult. Ren sweatdrops thinking that it turns out that Kyouko has always been worried about Corn since THAT TIME. [<- when Reino mentioned about Corn and Ren comforted her] He thinks that even if at that time it seems that Kyouko is already ‘alright’ but in the end, it’s great that he didn’t ignore her and left because of his fear that he’ll expose his identity. Kyouko tearfully says that she has been worried about him since he always listens to her heartaches but he never told her of his heartaches so she always thought that it would be good if she had listened to his heartaches. After wiping her tears, Kyouko looks at Corn and asks if he already can fly far away. She looks surprised at Corn who is midway trying to pat her head. While Kyouko is puzzled over what he is trying to do, Ren is stunned for it is dangerous to touch her. This will make Kyouko think that ‘ah, this is how Tsuruga-senpai touch her and it is a bit the same’ and it would give her a feeling of déjà vu. He wonders if he is thinking too much but no, wait..she can absolutely see it because before, she seems to have seen through his bone structure kind of thing. She has that kind of skill so he thought of running away from her. Right now, it is like, she is under shock of this ‘reunion with Corn’ and happily into fairy tales that she possibly has not noticed it yet. But, it is only a matter of time before she can press on this recognizing 3D face system and he’ll be seen through. Ren holds a stick and writes on the sand. He apologizes for actually he wanted to use magic to borrow a voice. He explains that resistance to coming to this world is weak if he’s young so he can use his own power to talk but he can no longer do it when he became older. So, he has to lend the voice of someone from this world to speak. Kyouko says is that so, coming to this world definitely has a lot of suppression for it is like humans cannot just go into the water and breathe without equipment so with the help of gills [<- I think it is a typo for it is written as fins] then, one can breathe in the water. Thinking that she catches on quick, Ren gives her a thumbs up. Kyouko exclaims she knows and she felt that it is boring that he would always write so she’ll help him by offering her voice. Kyouko thinks that she would have complex feelings if she can hear her voice on Corn but to see this magic, she is so excited. Ren thinks that Kyouko has a huge expectation on him even if he has no way of doing any special amazing thing.
Corn holds out his hand and touches his lower eye. He closes his hand to a fist. Kyouko closes her eyes. Corn touches her head, then her forehead. Then, Kyouko opens her eyes when Corn snaps his fingers. Kyouko wonders if it is over. Corn snaps his fingers again. Kyouko asks if it is over. Corn nods. Kyouko is furious for she didn’t feel a thing for she thought she should feel her body becoming light, or the magic surging through her body for a moment. Corn calls out, “Thank you, Kyouko-chan.” Kyouko is stunned that she turns to look at Corn. She asks how come he isn’t using her voice. Corn says that it is easier if it is a same gender voice. Puzzled Kyouko exclaims that obviously the owner of that voice isn’t around then why that voice. Corn says that it is because it is in her mind, the strongest distinct existence and generally, it is the last guy she met, the one whom she repeatedly recalls [/pondering over]. While Kyouko looks at him with huge open eyes, Ren wonders why there is no reaction for he was expecting her to say ‘I have not been repeatedly recalling’ and [he?] prepared a different reason. He realizes something and wonders could it be that she is indeed repeatedly recalling Ren. Kyouko hits her palm with a fist and exclaims okay, she’s ready. Right now, she is thinking of some other guy -> Yashiro asking about her work schedule for the month. Kyouko tells Corn to use that guy’s voice. After a pause, Corn says that this voice is okay. Going crazy, Kyouko shouts that it is okay for him but not for her, change the voice, use some other guy’s voice, anyone would do. Slightly irked, Corn asks if she hates this voice. Kyouko exclaims no, it isn’t hate but perplexed for THAT guy is her most respected senpai. She tells him that for her who is aspiring to be an actress, he is simply the industry’s heavenly person. She thinks that if she closed her eyes and she can imagine it. She freaks out over imagining Ren calling her, ‘Kyouko-chan’. Ugh, such destructive power that it causes her face to distort. She mentally tries to endure and straighten up her face. While Ren is sweatdropping, Kyouko tells him that she’s very perplexed for it is like Tsuruga-senpai is talking to her. She says that it is because she isn’t used to it and she’s too concerned that her nerves[and muscles] are weak so doesn’t he think she’s quite pitiful like this. Kyouko pleads Corn. Corn says that seeing her like that, he also wants to change his voice but in the human world, he can only use magic once a day. At a bar, Kyouko buys a coconut drink called ‘engrossed[/lost] in Guam’ and paid ten US dollars for it. While carrying out the drink, she recalls Corn telling her that an adult fairy is suppressed so he can only use magic once and he also cannot use his wings to fly..being an adult is quite inconvenient. Kyouko thinks that she really wanted to see him fly in the sky which he wasn’t able to do before but then it is impossible for people would see him and it will cause a ruckus. She decides to get use to the ‘voice’ for even if it is Tsuruga-senpai’s voice, Corn is also not Tsuruga-senpai because Corn isn’t human. She feels like a pervert that her heart beats very fast just because he called out ‘Kyouko-chan’.
While going to the porch where Corn is waiting, Kyouko starts thinking that even if it is a bit perplexing, when his voice became like Tsuruga-senpai’s, isn’t it quite ‘very similar’ and even the face is quite similar. When they were talking, she couldn’t look straight or else, she’ll become restless. Unexpectedly, Tsuruga-senpai suits having golden hair and bluish-green eyes type... Sees Corn waiting, Kyouko thinks that speaking of that, he is almost the same as Ren’s height. That matching slender height, slender hand, slender feet[/legs] which made her feel that he is a ‘faraway from earth human’. To correctly say, ‘a fairy standard’ and secretly thinking about it.. She looks at Corn’s ‘body parts’ intently and realizes something. Meanwhile, Ren looks blank. He felt awful for making a minor-aged girl use her money on him. Kyouko had offered to pay for the drink since he doesn’t have any money so he should just wait there. He thinks if he knew early on that he is going to use that ‘use magic only once a day’, he could have made a leaf into money so that he could at least buy her a drink. A note mentions that what he kept at the rock = wallet and wristwatch, are now in his back pocket. He thinks that it isn’t good to do that either since Kyouko would scold him that it is like using fake money and what if the money becomes a leaf again which will trouble the store. Ren chuckles that it feels fresh, and not because he is being scolded but it is absolutely impossible for Kyouko to use that tone to say those words at him when he is acting as ‘Ren’. It feels that because she doesn’t ‘revere and respect’ him, there is no protective screen between them so the degree of closeness has increased. He finds that amazing even if he knows that she only thinks of ‘Ren’ as ‘senpai’. But then, he didn’t think that it is more serious than he anticipated since she mentioned that he is the industry’s heavenly person..what is he, a god or a Buddha. And because of that attitude, on contrary, he has no way of openly feeling happy about it. He even said ‘repeated recall’ and he fears that it is only about work [that Kyouko is recalling].  He reckons that she is thinking of him whether he forgot to eat or not. For Kyouko, ‘Ren’ is a hard to understand existence who totally isn’t connected [to her] outside of acting. Flashback: While walking, Kyouko mentioned that she’s thirsty. Corn mentioned about buying a drink. Kyouko said that she doesn’t want an ordinary juice, she wants a coconut. She described to him what a coconut is. She also mentioned about drinking it before when she was a child so she always wanted to drink it again. She asked him to accompany her. She happily says that this way, she’ll forgive him for not showing her his flying. End flashback. Ren sadly smiles and thinks that it is quite ironic that he never thought that after things have reached this stage, a time like ‘admiring Kuon’ would arrive. He looks at the side to see Kyouko looking at him. She looks surprised. She stutters as she asks why he has the same body information[/measurements] with Tsuruga-senpai. Looking serious, Ren thinks that maybe, at this time, it really has come closer, the day when he thinks that he can forgive the existence of Kuon in his heart. Next chapter will be out on December 20th in Japan.
Comment: And, what a lot of you were waiting for has arrived. Kyouko has finally realized the similarities with Ren and Corn. So, it is now up to Ren – will he still continue to lie or tell her the truth? From his ending thoughts, it seems that he will tell her the truth. I’m thinking that he will or else, I’m just overly optimistic. ^^; Ren knew that it is inevitable that she’ll notice it. It makes me wonder if that is why he used that ‘using magic to talk’ to somehow get Kyouko to talk about Ren or it is just because Kyouko wants to see something magical from him since he mentioned it after almost patting her. Or maybe, he is giving her a huge hint who he is. Maybe all the above =P Too bad Ren didn’t realize yet that how Kyouko views him as ‘Ren’ had already changed that is why she is freaking out over his mention of ‘Kyouko-chan’. Actually, if a little kiss on the cheek and being called her first name are enough to drive Kyouko crazy because of Ren..it makes me wonder what her reaction would be if he kisses her on the lips. ^^;; Apparently, Kyouko is really worried about Corn that she even donated a huge amount of money to pray for his well-being so it isn’t a surprise, like what Ren thought, the reunion had made her not realize that it was him. That is until she had somewhat calmed down. If Ren tells the truth, I think we might have a flashback on what had happened to him as Kuon. Hopefully there is no unnecessary, dragging drama over Ren keeping that identity a secret especially since the pacing of this series is very slow. I’m really hoping that by the time they return to Japan, the two are extra close..and if possible, a couple ^^ With that, I cannot wait to see Shou’s reaction or even Lory’s =P Oh yeah..does his clothes dry fast or he is walking around dripping wet? ^^; Scans by 红莲汉

Quote of the day:
We cannot change our past. We cannot change the fact that people act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude. ~ Charles R Swindoll

121 comments:

  1. Thank you sooo much for your work!!!!! you always save me from despair every single time with your posts. ^-^

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  2. All I'm going to say is that... I love you! Thank you! and I love you! You are the best! ^^

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  3. Kat...thank you so much, you're the best :D By the way I do agree with you that Ren will tell Kyouko the truth soon, probably on next chapter

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  4. a great thank's for the post !!!

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  5. thank youuuuuuuuuuu *-* i love this manga too much. Really unpredictable, so i can't really tell if ren will tell her the truth... or not. I'm looking foreward too find out

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  6. Thank you so much for up dating this manga so fast,...

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  7. Thank you soo much for updating! However, knowing Kyouko, things won't go smoothly. Even if Ren tells her who she is, she has to accept that he has been 'deceiving' her since childhood (you remember one of the earlier chapters when Kyouko plays a young lady preparing tea for the person Ren was acting that time? She felt deceived by his acting and was really frustrated) and she'll think herself unworthy of standing next to someone of that level in a personal relationship... Telling Kyouko will be really difficult!

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    1. Thanks for reading ^-^

      That's possible but I really hope the mangaka won't drag it too much. I fear that if she does, we might be in chapter 300 and they are still not a couple. ^^;;

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  8. Thank you yet again for this translation!!! U do amazing work. Thank you for the fast translation. You're the best!!

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    1. Thanks for reading and the comment ^-^

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  9. Actually, I'm wondering what would be the others' reaction when they found out that Kyoko and Ren met during the earlier years. Hahaha


    Thanks for the wonderful summary.

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    1. Ya, that would be nice ^^ Cannot wait for their shock expressions.

      Thanks for reading ^-^

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  10. Hey, good job! It would be great if Ren would confess that he is Kuon but judging by the pace of the manga, I doubt it. Because him telling the truth now might become a problem for BJ's character, especially since they're shooting the movie now. Also there'll be a lot of explanation to do.. But most importantly, we won't really know how Kyoko will react now. Will she get hurt since Ren didn't introduce himself as Kuon as soon as he realized Kyoko was Kyoko-chan? Will she be devastated that Kuon really wasn't a fairy? Will she get crushed after realizaing that the person she cherished (Kuon) somewhat made a fool out of her? (Remember when she felt "manipulated" by Ren's acting before?) She really doesn't have that solid foundation yet with Ren that would allow her to accept the "Truth" now so I'm guessing it would overwhelm her. But then again, I might be wrong. Anyway, Skip Beat gets me excited every time. Can't wait for the next chapter. ^_^

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    1. Thanks~

      Ya..though about the movie..I think Ren's healing as he mentioned 'forgive Kuon's existence' is going to happen really soon and it will be done in this movie.

      I think she can somewhat understand why he didn't tell her that he is Corn because of his issues..but about not a fairy, you're right..that might be a bad shock for her.

      Ya..another month wait.

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  11. This manga keeps getting better and better with every chapter. LOL, I guess Ren's little play-act is at an end. I really can't see how he can get out of this one. I liked how you suggested that perhaps Ren was dropping hints to Kyouko during his act as Corn; so if that's the case, maybe he will reveal his identity to her. IF that happens, I don't want the dynamics of their relationship to be affected negatively. It will be a drag to see Kyouko go "I trusted you and you've betrayed me!!!" on Ren at this point of time. If Ren comes clean, I hope it will lead to a better understanding between them, though becoming lovers right away still seems a little distant on the horizon imo. Since Kyouko's admitted Corn's similarity to Ren out loud, I guess my Dengeki Daisy-esque scenario is not happening. But that means a quick resolution, hopefully. He can either truthfully admit it or try and get away with some fairytale.

    Thank goodness this chapter was entirely focused on them. It will be incredibly frustrating if the next chapter begins on a different tangent like the previous one. Though a revelation of Kuon's past, what exactly happened between him and his dad, how he became a delinquent etc. does sound fascinating.

    Yes, I see it can be a problem in the Cain-Setsu act if Ren reveals all now. Kyouko was barely holding it together when she realised her feelings for him. But maybe this too will help her grow as an actress. If you've noticed, every arc teaches her a lesson: rivalry, friendship, love, nurture, self-reliance, focus, etc. and contributes to her talent. So maybe this too... coping with betrayal? Forgiveness? Maybe love will finally triumph.

    As always, Thanks Kat!! ^_^

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    1. Yup ^^ Since he looks serious, I think he will tell her. I agree, I hope it won't drag out - adversely affect the relationship- especially because the pacing of the manga. So, indeed, I hope their relationship improve from here on especially how long it took for it to be at this stage.

      True..it might help in the acting. If things work out, maybe things would become a lot hotter between them =P Hm..maybe those betrayal and forgiveness..and that kind of reminds me of Shou ^^;

      You're welcome ^-^

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  12. I'm not really ready for even a real kiss between Ren and Kyoko.. my heart just won't be able to take that. But since they're in Guam, and the shooting hasn't started yet it means that we can expect them to be in there for like 5-8 chapters at least, right? Hopefully there will be some progress. AND I hope that Nakamura-sensei won't bring a girl who is crazy for Ren to this story.. thanks for the summary Kat !♥ ^^

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    1. Hm..it might be more than 5-8 chapters if there are also Ren's past included.

      Hopefully there is progress and hopefully not..and even if there was Ren can handle 'fangirls'. Just give them the 'glare' =P

      Thanks for reading ^-^

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  13. Ren needs to confess everything!!

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  14. thank you very much!!!!It feels like waiting forever every month,thanks a lot again, I appreciated very much.God bless you!

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    1. Thanks for reading and the comment ^-^

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  15. LOL :P what kind of human Kyouko is?? haha :P the crazy thing like Corn she is still believe that. In 17 age. LOL I want Kyouko really tell to Corn about her feelings to Ren.
    Thanks for the summary Kat. I really can't wait the english mangascan :)

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    1. A very naive and obsessed with fairy tales kind of person. And, Ren knows how to use that to his advantage, like his birthday gift for her ^^

      Ya..but it seems a bit unlikely now since the pressing issue is Corn = Ren.

      Thanks for reading ^-^

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    2. yep he is a genious and the devious little adorable fiend we all love :D

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  16. Indeed, thank you very much, Kat. Your work is appreciated VERY much.
    God bless you!

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  17. thanks for the summary! I think there will be something big next chapter because it comes out near Christmas. Nakamura always does something special for Christmas!

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    1. Thanks for reading ^-^

      Is that so..well, I hope so ^^

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  18. thank you for the summary^^

    i think that he won't tell her the truth because he will find a way to talk himself out of it like the adult fairies get their bodies from the people that are the nearest to you or something like this^^

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    1. Thanks for reading ^-^

      True..probably something like that but I really hope he will tell her.

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  19. You know, Ren may have fooled her and it may have frustrated her in the past, but since then she's fooled him with her Bo the Chicken act. I think if she finds out that Ren is Kuon, she may be upset, but then, she may realize that she fooled him, too, as Bo, getting him to share some pretty personal struggles without knowing it was her. Here's hoping. I want to see some progress. If Kyouko finds out, I hope she will learn a bit of self-control for the sake of her acting so that she can still play low-tension Setsu, and that will give her hope that falling in love with Ren won't turn her into an uncontrolled selfish monster. :)

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    1. Yup, she also tricked him as Bo. So, they are more or less even. I'm thinking..or rather hoping that they would think of it on the positive side that even if they 'fooled' each other about their 'secret identities'..it is during those times that they had helped each other during some of the low points of their lives ^^

      Yup..hopefully, it turns out well for both especially since it took a long time for them to be at this stage.

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  20. Thank you for the full summary. It's really difficult to figure out what is going on by pictures alone. I hope they have some progress, a full reveal could be bad, but it's getting to the point that it almost doesn't make sense to keep it hidden. There's always the cop out of having him say that his form is a bit dependent on each person's perception. That may end up good because he might be able to get some form of a confession, but seems bad in the long run as he still has to tell her eventually. In any case I'm feeling drama on TM shoot to come. Have to wait til next month then (and probably a few more after that too). Thanks again, you're really helping everyone stay sane here. =)

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    1. Thanks for reading ^-^

      Yup, I'm also hoping for some progress. True..and I think if he doesn't tell the truth now with that kind of sincere question, it might adversely affect their relationship.

      ^-^

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  21. Thanks for the awesome summary....ahhh....can't wait for Dec20th!!! :3 sqee!

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  22. man.. this manga always giving me heart attack from excitement. thank's for your translation. i could spend the rest of the day happyly remembering this chapter :)

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  23. Sweet summary - thank you again so much Kat. I can hardly wait for the 20th - while Ren is a king of creative deflection, Kyoko is the queen of sideways thinking, and always seems to give as good as she gets without even realizing it. I bet Ren comes up with something like "subjective appearance camouflage" - where how the viewer sees him depends on them - to justify appearing as Ren. This will cause Kyoko to berserk over "why Ren," and she will end up explaining her "condition," and in the process hit him with a big blindside whammy with a double dose of "what do I do now?"... That or the Muse sees them together, and go interrogator on Ren... or something else nobody will expect will happen (ha ha!).
    Regardless, I expect Ren to take more damage to his "safe zone" before the conversation is over. So until next month, I wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving (USA!) and know I am very thankful for talented people like yourself helping us all to enjoy such a great manga.

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    1. ...er... in otherwords - what Kylissa said... heh... (>_<) d'oh!

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    2. Thanks for reading ^-^

      Ya..that is a possible alibi. And, that is one of the possibilities, Jelly suddenly appearing there..but I hope not since they are at this point. I hope the mangaka follows up this progress and not go back to square one. Well, an indirect confession about what she feels for Ren is nice.. Hm..now that I think of it, since Kuon is mentioned, it might be more on Ren's 'healing' regarding what happened in the past.

      Happy Thanksgiving you you, too ^^

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  24. I LOVE YOU. THANK YOU. I was reading it in japanese but there were some parts I didn't get, but you translated soooo thank you very much! :D

    I think that if he tell her the truth she will be surprised and get mad, then it will be like "You betrayed me, why didn't you tell me the truth before I was so worried, if you knew I was kyoko-chan all this time why didn't you tell me", and after that she will try to avoid him [this part will develop like 5 chp], then they will reconcile and then their romance will start .... after accept their feeling they will go out ... and there will be like 3 chapter of sidestories .... and then they will kiss .... and then OH GOD... AND don't forget about shou, hw will try to break this loveee :9 oh god. and in total we would have 25ch of love&war hahaha

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    1. Thanks for reading and the comment ^-^

      Ya..and that 10,000 yen. Hehe..that is only the romantic part..where does the 'healing Ren - forgive Kuon' be in? Also, given the pacing, it might be more than 25 chapters. It can actually drag up to chapter 300 with that scenario =P Hopefully not since she is now working at one chapter per month.

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  25. Thank you for your synopsis of the chapter! When I saw the raw, I wanted to know what they were saying, and it was driving me nuts not finding out! XD
    I really do hope he'll tell her that he's Kuon, but I don't know... Maybe he doesn't want Kyoko's memories of him from the past to be ruined with the current him. This series is really moving at a slow pace at the RenxKyoko pairing, totally avoid being a couple even after 200+ chapters...
    I really do hope they do get together soon, and gosh the reaction from Sho would be priceless! XD
    But I love this series none-the-less~ Thank you again for your translations! ;-; You're the best!

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    1. Thanks for reading ^-^

      Yup, I agree, and I do hope he tells her..so that there will be more progress instead of regressing after 200+ chapters.

      Thanks~

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  26. I really hope Ren admits that he is Corn. I don't want him to lie to Kyouko at this point. I think at this point in the story giving up that one secret would not reveal too much. After all, it will still remain a secret that he is Kuu's son Kuon. Kyouko doesn't have to know that secret yet.

    And besides all this, there are many other secrets that will eventually come to light. Even if Ren admits to being Corn, he still doesn't know Kyouko has romantic feelings for him just like she doesn't know he's in love with her. There's still a lot of story to cover here.

    I want Kyouko to know more about the person she's in love with. Learning he is her childhood friend Corn is ultimately a good step in the right direction.

    Thanks for the summary, Kat. :D

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    1. I agree..there are still many secrets and well, given the pacing..it will take a lot of chapters to cover.

      Yup, and thanks for reading ^-^

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  27. Hmmm I think she will be upset at first but kyouko is pretty rational (well eventually). She will forgive him and compare her acting as bo which is almost the same thing because ren opens up to bo so she will ultimately get over it.

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    1. Ya..hopefully something like that and not something worst than that.

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  28. Uhm, i think he wouldn't want to make Kyoko upset, seeing as how much she loves the fairy world, so maybe he will tell her about a parallel world? That the "he" in this world will be her Tsuruga-senpai, and maybe... in his world, how he is about to marry his princess version of "Kyoko".

    Then, you know, he would ask if Kyoko love the "him" of this world, too?

    Just my imagination though :P

    Thank you for your summary <3

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    1. Ya, possible and if the mangaka wants to drag this series up..but after that, he would still have to tell her the truth in the end, right? So, I think it is a question of now, or later on. Well, I think postponing it isn't good for Ren since it might give Kyouko a 'bad impression' about him.

      Thanks for reading ^-^

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  29. Kuon and Kyouko are an interesting couple... Both hiding their honest feelings for each other behind characters. I wonder if Kuon is having trouble with his relationship with Kyouko because he is afraid that she really won't like the real him once the character of Ren is stripped away?

    Kyouko on the other hand seems to only really be able to talk to Kuon in an open and honest way when she is in her Bou costume, because Kuon lets his Ren character slip away enough that he is willing to speak openly about his honest heartfelt feelings (which of course she completely manages to miss due to her disbelief in herself.) The character of Ren is so intimidating to her that she can't help but feel as if her feelings are completely one sided (no matter how often he throws himself at her while they are both playing other characters.)

    As I read the latest chapter I can't help but think that by reinforcing Kyouko's belief that Kuon is really Corn the faerie while in his "normal" appearance he is doing more harm than good to his chances of having a relationship with Kyouko... How can a relationship work between them when neither party can be open and honest to the other?

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    1. Possible..though she likes him as 'Corn' which is kind of 'Kuon' before whatever incident happened in the US. I think that even if 'Ren' is an act, there are still things about it which is partly Kuon. Kind of like overlapping.

      Ya,..and actually, she has seen more of Kuon than just as Bou. It first appeared during their practice and he almost kissed her =P Also, it also appeared while playing BJ. Of course, there isn't much interaction yet.Of course, those others are Kuon's dark side.

      True..so I'm hoping that he tells her the truth in the next chapter rather than prolonging this especially since he is pretty much exposed. From the looks of things, like what you've mentioned, I think the 'open and honest to each other' comes first before becoming a couple. Again, hopefully, in the near future since we are all excited now. ^^

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  30. I want ren to tell kyoko
    But this manga is so unexpected eveytime I think this is gonna happen somthinh else on a different level happens.but thats one of the thing I love this manga for.
    I kniw that sonthing will happen and ren wont tell her.
    But I have doubt in japan there r 33 volumes realsed and we r on 31 ? And why does it come in chinese first the manga is japanese right?
    Thanks for tge translation.

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    1. Yup, I think so too.

      I also like it for its unpredictability. ^^

      Yes, the manga is Japanese. The scanlators got their Hana to Yume magazines early in their Japanese bookstores. The magazines tend to be shipped early than the scheduled release date. Bookstores don't wait for the date to sell it. That is understandable given how raws are available on the net, among other things. So, they got their copies early, scanlates it fast..and in a few days, usually exactly on the release date, they put it up on the net. Well, that is for popular manga like Skip Beat! For the other series, they take their time. =P

      Thanks for reading ^-^

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  31. I really am quite anxious to see a real kiss between these two! Ren, Corn, BJ, Kuon, we need to move forward here. This is the perfect setting for them to reveal lots of truths. Kyouko needs to reveal her feelings for Ren and his reasoning abilities all through the series, he can't figure out by her statement about Ren 'its not hate just the opposite. I hate the month wait, lots of series are twice a month. I really look forward to your translation-and you do it fast for those of us who have no patience!!!! Thank you
    Maybe his wallet will fall out and she will see his ID???

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    1. Ya..when would that happen..

      Yup ^^ Actually, this series used to be twice a month..until a couple or more years lately, it became a once a month.

      Thanks for reading ^-^

      Perhaps..or, maybe he'll show it to her as some sort of proof while he's explaining things?

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  32. I just realized if the watch fell out, she knows that by sight, that would be the link up between them all, all his fairy tails would be over, she is a late analyzer, she has to think about things. Remember when she finally figured out what the director wanted to ask her, and she knew the president saw her true feelings that day. She always knew Rens feeling by watching him, she could tell he was not Cain or Ren. So hopefully they will let her reasoning take over and move this turtle ahead with love.

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    1. Yup..that's possible. I was wondering though if the mention of the watch is important..well, usually minor things can be important in this series.

      I agree..hopefully more progress ^^

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  33. Thnx a lot for your summary. Now, i just hope ren and kyouko get closer and their feeling become known to each other. Because till now their relation has been enough dragged. so, it would be better if ren tells kyouko the truth about himself and his love for her . I am now really getting impatient to see them lovey dovey ☺

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    1. Thanks for reading ^-^

      That's right..hopefully, it will move on by Ren telling her the truth.

      Ya, the developments lately can get any longtime fan of SB! excited =P

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  34. Thanks alot for translation.

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  35. What is the release date on the english version? I have been reading it at mangahere.com and want to know!

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  36. Thank you so so much for the summary! I really enjoyed it, though I will not enjoy waiting another month for more T_T

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      Ya..waiting again..

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  37. Thanks so much kat :) this will do until the next chap. I'm leaning on Ren confessing. It might really hurt Kyouko but after all the things that happened, im hoping that she made progress in dealing with shocking things.

    Till the next chap!

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      Yup, I hope so, too ^^

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  38. THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  39. Thank you SOOOOO MUCH for the summary. Looking at the Chinese I'm just blank. haha.
    I'm being very optimistic (and I might regret this) about Ren admitting too. I cannot wait for next chapter!!

    btw, I chatboxed you as hearty about one piece. It'll probably be hard to address in chatbox, so I don't mind just relocating the discussion either through a whole one piece dedication entry or email.

    But everything's so exciting!!! Thanks for all your hard work!!!

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    1. Thanks for reading ^-^

      Hehe, you, too, huh ^^

      It's okay, no problem and thanks~

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  40. Thank you very much for the summary :) I am soo happy that she met corn again ^___^ I think the way those two speak is very funny and I cant get enough of that^__^ Kyoko is incredible; she is believing in fairies and thinks that he is a fairy although she is already 17.

    I agree with you too. I think he will tell her what happened in her past and that he is actually Ren.
    Maybe she'll think that he deceived her or fooled her. Maybe she will be disapointed. But telling her now would be better than lying to her even though she noticed that they are similar. Then she would be even more disapointed,angry and feeling deceived,if she accidentally discovers that he is corn. Its the opportunity to tell her. And maybe she'll understand and won't feel deceived. At least thats what I hope. I would feel sad if he tells her and she gets all sad and disapointed saying "You deceived me!!"

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    1. Thanks for reading ^-^ Yup ^^

      That's right and I hope so, too.

      True..other than that, I'm more worried about things would drag on and it would be a major step backward.

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  41. My roommate read the chapter in Chinese, and she kept making fun at me for waiting for the slow English translation.... Ugh.
    Thank you for updating!!

    200+ chapters and still nowhere close to couple. This Guam event is kinda random. So I think that the author/ess is using it as an opportunity to reveal things and at least put a few ends together (before tying ends up at the ultimate finale lol.) And you're right, let them come back hand in hand and shove it in Shou-taro's face. And damnright, Kyoko's been daydreaming too much, she needs a huge syrupy-sweet dose of reality.

    Oooh, I'm soooo gonna go and make a bet with my roommate right now that he will admit his identity.

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    1. Ah, is that so. Thanks for reading ^-^

      Yup..I think it is like that and hopefully more progress since it is already 200+ chapters.

      Good luck ^^

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  42. Thank you so very much and really much for your effort. Really appreciate your kindness and hard working. ^^

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  43. thanks for the short translating :D now I know I can't wait for December issue :D and I think Ren doesn't want to tell Kyouko about him being Kuon/Corn yet, even if he did she would freak out -.-' her being herself wouldn't be calm about such informations :]

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    1. Thanks for reading ^-^

      Is that so..well, if he didn't tell her yet, he'll be just prolonging the inevitable.

      If he did tell her, freaking out would be one possible reaction ^^

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    2. true :D although I too think that it's about time he tells...but how is she going to play Setsu after that? :D hmm really this is all too unpredictable :D love it

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    3. Well, it will be another test for her, as an actress ^-^ I'm sure she can pull it off ^^ Or, make Setsu sit out a day for Kyouko to pull herself together. =P

      Yup ^^

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  44. Thought I Really Want to see the Tsuruga who is telling Kyouko that He is Corn, but I would'nt be suprised if he whould say something like "when he uses his magic, apart from taking the voice, his body transform too, or something like this" It's possible that he say this, but I will be thinking that Kyouko is really stupid if she believes it... Well, that's my opinion.

    Thank you very much for this translation, I think that it will take a lot of time until this chapter appear in my language, but it was really helpfull that you did this. (Thanks to you I could sleep at night and not thinking about what this pages might meant). Thank you for your hard work.

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    1. True, she'll be stupid if she believes that..and it doesn't quite jive since before using that magic voice, he already has 'Ren's body proportions'. Well, she is already suspicious so maybe we'll get Ren telling her the truth ^^ Hehe, I'm hoping.

      Thanks for reading and the comment ^-^

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  45. How to survive until the next chapter is out.. need to break into Nakamura-sensei house and steal the rest chapters (joking of course.. but maybe?).. :D I've been reading this story since chapter 95 came out. Don't know how those who read this from like the first chapter feel; but since I loo...oove this story have to stay patient. •(^.^)•

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    1. Hehe..if she has already written/drawn them ^^

      Ya..it has been a long wait. Hm..first chapter, I only read this first through a summary blog. I think there are no/not much scanlations at that time. And, this series used to come out twice a month.

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  46. Thank you for writing this :), I always wait ages for the manga to appear in english so i come here and read it. If it werent for you i'd be sitting so frustrated that i couldnt read it.

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      Glad to be of help ^^

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  47. Thanks so much for the translations every week. I have tried to get my brother to translate some of the Japanese scans for me, but he isn't really interested in the story and the Japanese scans don't always come out every month. While it's great when he does explain things to me, like the suspicious undertones of words like 'yappari', it's so nice having someone reliable out there to depend on!

    As for the situation with Ren, it's not really a question of whether he tells her the truth, but when. Unless the mangaka intends Kyoko to end up with Shou, Reino or Kijima, she will eventually end up knowing the truth about Ren's past. Otherwise it'll just end up a shallow, lie filled relationship. She has already been lied to for years by Shou pretending to care about her. In fact, that is the reason that she has turned into what she is - a demon possessed, hate filled, hilariously funny girl. Ren's decision to keep it from her would only hurt her and really him in the end. It's unlikely she would ever trust him again once she found out that he lied to her point blank and their relationship would mirror the one that Shou and her had. I think he knows this and that's why he has to tell her now. There isn't really any other option if Ren and Kyoko are going to end up together, and as already stated, I don't see how they couldn't. As readers, Shou's character has been shown to be nothing but evil, Reino's too extreme, and Kijima is too shallow. We're invested in Ren and Kyoko as a couple, so she has to find out.

    The real question is what is she going to do about it once she finds out. I think that the most likely scenario would be that her initial feeling would be of betrayal. She would likely get and angry and leave. Now, as we know, Kyoko is a slow processor, so it's likely she would spend the rest of the day sitting by the beach or wandering around, until finally reaching the conclusion that she had done the exact same thing to Ren while acting as Bo. Now that she understands his reasons for not revealing his identity right away, she would resolve to immediately find Ren and set things right. Unfortunately, at that moment, she receives a text/call from Jelly Woods, letting her know that she's expecting her for dinner. Kyoko will arrive to find that Ren has been transformed in Cain Heel already, as per the President's instructions to Ms. Woods, and there is no longer a chance to talk since they resume filming on TraMa in the morning with her as Setsu. Now Kyoko can't tell Ren the truth about Bo or how she understands him or that she forgives him and Ren feels rejected and upset at how Kyoko reacted. And so begins another tumultuous round as the Heel sibs. At least, that's my best guess. It seems drawn out and angsty enough for this manga, anyways. If I were writing it, that's what I'd do!

    Thanks again for the translation notes! So appreciated as a way to stave off the madness!

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    1. Thanks for reading ^-^ Hehe, maybe give some incentive to your brother ^^

      Yup, it is indeed a matter of time. It has to be now or never.

      That is a possible scenario. It would indeed be quite drawn out especially if Kuon flashbacks are put in there, too and the series' pacing. They can postpone the dinner if Kyouko knows the truth by then. ^^ There is also a possibility of someone suddenly interrupting them or something. This series is quite unpredictable so hopefully, whatever it is, it will be quite good for we are in the 'important part' that many of us are waiting for so long.

      You're welcome~

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  48. Thank you thank you thank you so so so much!! I was going crazy these past few days, thinking, "Wasn't chapter 206 supposed to come out on the 20th in Japan? So why aren't the translations out yet?" It was driving me nuts! So from the bottom of my heart, I thank you! :D

    And for me, I actually want Ren NOT to tell Kyouko about himself...I know, you're like, "Whaaat?" I actually want him to try to hide it, but Kyouko finds out anyways on her own and confronts him about it...but we'll have to see. :)

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    1. Thanks for reading ^-^

      Is that so..well, hm, in this case, didn't she find out about it = suspicion, and confronted him about it?

      I think still hiding it would be okay if the pacing of the series is faster. I mean, it already took a long time for it to be at this stage. Yup, we'll just have to wait and see ^^

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  49. I'm a guy and I'm addicted to Skip Beat...

    Personally, I think that the author should finish the series at a brisk but appropriate clip and end it. That would mean at least another 10 or so chapters and a satisfying wind-up, rather than this exquisite tease that's been going on forever. There could be a follow-up series, maybe, but this one really needs to conclude.

    What I'm looking forward to is the president's response to the Kuon deception, if Ren doesn't end it and get straight with Kyuoko. Maybe he could tell Ren's dad or something, and Sho would find out, and all hell would break loose.

    Or Rem could just confess and give her a big kiss, for the love of God.

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    1. That's right.. I somewhat get a feeling that the mangaka is slightly moving towards that and I hope I'm right. So, I'm really hoping that Ren would admit it = don't drag this on for a long time especially with the pacing of the series. And because of the pacing, it would seem like a miracle if it ends in 10 chapters or so with satisfying ending.

      Hehe, ya, lots of possibilities..I just hope for more progress ^^

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    2. Noooooo freaking waaaaaayyy
      That would be soooo bad, I would immediately lose all respect for her if she did that WILLINGLY
      There is SOOOO much to cover and it would be so impossible to do all that in just 10 chapters
      I mean COME ON
      Just a few off the top of my head-
      Ren going to hollywood
      Ren admitting to the world he is Kuon
      Kuon and Kyouko getting together
      an ending of Kyouko with Shou, a reconciliation or whatever
      The birthday gift
      The hickey
      Ren being Kuon, (currently they are addressing)
      Kyoukos new drama
      the publics reaction to box r
      Kyouko making it bigger then before
      people actually recognising Kyouko
      Kyoukos mother, they mentioned her recently but I bet there will be something much bigger, especially considering she was mentioned
      Mimori and Shou
      white day gift
      And OH SO much more
      I'm not even scraping the surface here

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    3. Yup, there are a lot of things that still has to be addressed..with the pacing, if all of it is tackled, it will be a long long time before it ends.

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  50. Kat thank you soooooooooooooooooooo much you're an angel keep up the good work

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  51. Ok, I can't believe how much time I have spent thinking about this chapter since you posted this summary!! I can only conclude that he really should take this opportunity to tell the truth. If he doesn't, it just becomes an outright lie to her face. And, I actually don't think Kyoko would feel betrayed or hurt that he didn't tell her sooner, especially if he can briefly summarize what we readers know. That her childhood friend encountered a rough adolescence and has gone through great measures to conceal that past, and could not jeopardize his secret by revealing himself to anyone (not to mention he didn't want to disappoint her since she thought he was really a fairy). And then with my wishful thinking, he could wrap it up by saying this is a very important secret to him, but he's telling her because she's important to him. (Gosh, even with wishful thinking I can't bring myself to hope he would say "because I love you"!) He could even apologize that he's not a fairy. Haha. Whatever happens, I just hope they are not interrupted, I think I would cry in disappointment and frustration!

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    1. That's right, I think so, too.

      Ya..most probably and there is a higher chance for her to feel betrayed and hurt if he lies here.

      True..I wonder what would be a bigger shock, he is Ren or there is no fairy? =P

      Ya, hopefully no one interrupts and there would be progress from here on.

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  52. Thank you so so much for posting this summary. Now I'm waiting for the next chapter...................I can't do it anymore. Maybe if they find out about their real feelings to each other,they also find out that the president do know about their feelings to each other and want to get a little revenge for that.I also want to see yashiros reaction.And maybe they will hide it from the world (when they become a couple) and only public it when they want to marry later.So romantic.Then I want to see the shocked faces from all the people they know.To funny to image.Sorry if my English is bad.

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    1. Thanks for reading ^-^

      That's right..I would want to see their reactions to it..well, maybe those who knew wont be too shocked about it and would probably be saying, 'finally!!' ^^

      Your English is okay.

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  53. Hey, I just wondered how you got the scans so fast...can you read Japanese? Thanks...but then again it just got put up on the site I use and none of it is a surprise :l...thanks!

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      Nope, I cannot read Japanese. You're welcome ^^

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  54. Thank you so much for your summary :D
    For me, I don't really minds if Skip Beat goes on forevah! Cuz then I'll have Skip beat for the rest of my life LOL kidds~
    as long as the story make sense and Ren/Kyouko get together haopily ever after

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      Hehe, is that so.

      Yup, I agree.

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  55. Oh no, I think Ren wouldn't reveal himself :(

    In the translation, Ren is realizing that it was only matter of time before Kyoko recognize the same body structure, right? So it was possible that Ren already had answer prepared, since Ren didn't actually have to talk, he could use "unable to talk" scenario. Then why he talk instead? Maybe because by "borrowing" Tsuruga Ren voice, he also "borrowing" his looks, or some perfectly made excuse.

    Why, Nakamura-sensei, why? Lately all you gave us is exciting chapters endings and then flatly destroy our fangirls hope? Because really, me and my friends didn't even dare to hope for romantic progress with how slow this manga goes and how chapter 205 really destroy our hope for revelation.

    Sorry for rambling and thank you for translation ^^

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    1. Yup, that is possible. Actually, I think Ren made some mistakes there as in he really didn't plan to talk. First, it was when he reached out to pat her. So, upon realizing that it is a matter of time and as an excuse for reaching out to her, Ren indulge her fantasy by saying that he is going to borrow magic from her.

      Unexpectedly, Kyouko wanted to see that magic. I think Ren wasn't really prepared to do something amazing so most probably the 'borrowing the voice' is the first thing off his head. I think he just thought of it because he mentioned later on that he should have used a different magic trick so that she won't pay for the coconut drink.

      Ya..she's making thing unpredictable so we readers don't know if things will indeed progress between the two or not. That's right..then, she would suddenly push the envelope..like those hot scenes between Cain and Setsu..even if they aren't going steady yet, or even confessed their feelings.

      No problem and thanks for reading ^-^

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