January 27, 2014

Last Game [Chapter 28]

And, it is the first day of summer camp at Souma’s place. While riding on a train, Fujimoto verifies if they still have to change to two more trains. Not wanting to go home, Souma grumpily says that they still have to ride a bus after that, and didn’t he say that it is really such a provincial place. Yanagi and Yoshida re-join the group after buying some bought bento for their lunch. Yanagi asks Kujou if she wants beef. Kujou looks at him, blushes, mutters a bit and says thank you. After taking the bento, she quietly withdraws from him. Yanagi thinks that it seems that she is acting different from the usual. It is as if she is bothered about him and this makes him nervous since he doesn’t know the reason. He doesn’t recall anything special has happened at the birthday party. When he woke up, everyone is already gone and he is startled that his sister is already there. His sister comes and goes since the place isn’t locked. His sister scolded him stupid for letting a girl stay while he’s sleeping but Yanagi doesn’t know what she is talking about. Yanagi recalls having a nice dream but he doesn’t recall a single bit of it. Kujou relaxes and approaches Yanagi. She timidly says that there is something that she wants to ask him. “Do you have..have a girlfriend..?” That flowery Kujou is Yanagi’s image of Kujou. This made him wonder what is this about, is this for real, and even if he wants to ridicule her for how come she is thinking of asking this now but for that Kujou to suddenly.. Blushing Yanagi coughs and says that he doesn’t have one. Yanagi is surprised over Kujou’s stunned expression. It became deadpan as she turns and says, “Is that so.. I understand..” Puzzled Yanagi tries to tell her to stop, what’s with that expression. Tachibana interrupts by asking Yanagi for her bento. Yanagi thinks that Kujou is like the usual a bit again, and he still doesn’t know what she meant. Tachibana sees Souma and recalls their quarrel before when he told her so what if Yanagi is rich and handsome, she only has to think of the day when she couldn’t get his love.
She starts to mentally shout back what’s wrong with that, who do you think you are, you’re an idiot who doesn’t know anything, it is because if she is able to get Yanagi, that perfect person to be interested in her, if she can get his approval, she definitely.. *recalls her first love calling her a fat pig* definitely can become perfect. Grinding her teeth, she tells herself not to ask help from Souma again and she’ll catch Yanagi by herself. Soon, they arrive at Souma’s place which is a traditional Japanese residence. Ding dong. Just when Fujimoto is introducing themselves, they hear footsteps and Souma’s siblings come out to greet their brother. They introduce themselves as Kozue, 7 year old girl and Riku, first junior high. Fujimoto and Kujou think that they are cute. Souma’s mother comes out. She greets them and tells them to come in. Then, she starts airing her complains about Souma like not contacting them, he hangs up on them and gets angry when they send vegetables. And, she starts talking about them wanting to see the stars that Souma shouts that is enough, they’re going in. This made her call her husband. Souma’s father gives them a serious nod with his cap and greets them a welcome. He asks his son what’s with the hair. Souma says that it is a perm and a provincial old man won’t understand. His father shouts that if he wants to become a Tokyokko [/Tokyoite, person living in Tokyo] then don’t come back. Souma retorts back that he doesn’t want to come back. Souma’s mother shouts for them to quit quarreling in front of the guests. That made the two break it up and the others think that the mother is really amazing. Walking inside, Souma’s mother tells them that this huge room is the dining hall. The rooms are 10 tatami and 8 tatami. [<- they use tatami mats to measure rooms] Yoshida exclaims that the bigger room would be the guys’ room. Fujimoto likes the tatami smell while Tachinba is worried about the bugs.
While the guys are busy at the side, Fujimoto mentions to Souma’s mother that they can experience farm life in this place. She says yes, and if they want, they can pick the vegetables for dinner tonight from the farm at the back. At the farm, she tells them that they have green pepper, eggplant, okra and other summer season vegetables. To Souma’s shock, her mother is leaving the rest to him because she is busy. Kujou and Yoshida call him teacher so Souma tells them where the vegetables are exactly are. He suggests that they split up since the place is big. Seeing that Kujou’s hair bun is loose, Yanagi holds the loose hair and tells her about it. Kujou is surprised that he is standing so close to her. She suddenly slaps his hand. Yanagi asks her what it is. He is surprised to see Kujou blushing while holding up her hand to her head. While puzzled, Yanagi apologizes to her. Kujou is slightly covering her face with her hat. Yanagi asks her what’s up with her today. Kujou timidly says, “..you’re such an idiot.” That was a huge blow to Yanagi. Kujou runs off and says that she’s going to pick eggplants. Yanagi collapses and writes ‘Kujou’ with his blood. Fujimoto shouts for him to hang on and calls for a doctor. Taking back her decision not to depend on Souma, Tachibana grabs Souma and demands to know what happened between those two and it ought to have happened at the birthday party. Souma shouts who knows. While Tachibana is really nervous, Souma thinks that he is indeed the matchmaker[/middle man] and he hopes that the two would quickly become together during this camp. While pulling the grass, Kujou thinks that she couldn’t face Yanagi and what’s up with that before = kiss. He should be doing that kind of thing with his girlfriend and there is no reason for him to do that kind of thing to her.
She thought that he had mistaken her for someone else but he said that he doesn’t have a girlfriend. “I totally don’t understand. Yanagi, you idiot. And, he himself does not remember it. @_@ but that expression of his *recalls his smile* looks completely happy. It turns out that there is such a person who can make Yanagi show that kind of smile.” She tightly holds the grass. Souma goes to her and asks what she is doing. He tells her not to pull the grass and pick the eggplants. Kujou says okay. Even if he thinks that it has nothing to do with him, Souma couldn’t resist the urge to ask Kujou what happened between her and Yanagi. Blushing Kujou timidly says that it is nothing..nothing at all. Souma ends up getting angry over what did Yanagi do. Kujou changes the topic by asking if she can pick this eggplant. Snapping out of it that it has nothing to do with him, Souma says yes, and that, and that one, too. She asks isn’t it too small. He tells her that it won’t bloom again if they let it become too big. He also tells her that when the flower stem becomes white, it is also a good opportunity to pick them. Holding an eggplant, Kujou says that it looks delicious. He says that it would indeed become delicious since a lot of thought is put into it. She says is that so and he says that’s right. She stares at him that Souma starts saying that he doesn’t hate that.. But Kujou is already asking if this one can also be picked. This made Souma grab Kujou’s head for she infuriates him. [<- making him think she’s interested in him] Then, someone calls out to him. It is Makoto [I think from the raws..words are a bit small], his friend who is with his girlfriend. Makoto asks how come he didn’t contact him. Souma tells him that he is with his college club friends. Makoto comments about not recognizing him. His girlfriend says that Souma looks eye-catching and fashionable. This pleases Souma for he isn’t the former him anymore. Then, he becomes aghast when she says that she still thinks that Makoto is the most handsome. Kujou tells Souma that she’s bringing the eggplants to the others. She nods at the others and leaves. Makoto asks Souma if that is his Tokyo girlfriend. Souma exclaims that she isn’t.
Makoto tells him not to be shy that irritated Souma insists that it isn’t. He tells them that girl is already someone else’s. He recalls telling himself that he’s going to change this life, but in the end, just like when he was here before, he basically didn’t change at all. Soon, everyone had a bath, and ate dinner. Then, it is stargazing time. They are all amazed over the beautiful starry night. Souma’s mother calls him in and tells him to give some corns from Makoto’s family to his friends. She asks how come he didn’t tell Makoto that he’s coming back. Holding the plate of corn, Souma grumbles what does it matter.. His father starts comparing Souma out loud with Makoto being a good kid who is going to continue the family business after graduating in high school unlike him, loafing around in that Tokyo. That snaps Souma and says, “..ha?” His mother facepalms. While Souma’s siblings also want to watch the stars from the telescope, Kujou is startled when Yanagi calls out to her. She asks him how is Tachibana. Yanagi says that she ate congee and slept. It turns out that Tachibana isn’t used to farm work. Sitting beside Kujou, Yanagi says that he hopes that Tachibana will improve by tomorrow. Kujou silently nods and looks down. Yanagi nervously thinks that Kujou is indeed quite different from the usual. He asks how come she won’t look at him. She shakes her head. He asks if she hates him, why? Flustered Kujou says, “It is because..you..you.. *recalls the kiss and holds head* ..upon thinking of you, I’ll be at a complete loss, *blush* I hate this..” This made Yanagi blush and wonders if she is for real, what is this.. He asks is that so. She says yes. He says, really. She says yes. He says that is such a headache. She says yes. <- nonsense conversation. Yanagi says, “..Regarding why would you be at a completely loss, I’ll be very happy if you just think a lot more over the reason [for it].” This made Kujou blush and mutters,..ah, ah, okay..? Yanagi is smiling over this when a flying corn hits his head. The couple looks inside as Souma shouts if he has finished talking, old man.
Comment: I’m having vibes that something big is going to happen in this camping arc but I’m not that optimistic that they would go steady here like what Souma is hoping for. =P So maybe Kujou just knowing that Yanagi likes her or she likes Yanagi. The former is because she will be thinking why he kissed her. The latter is because she might think why she is acting that way. It is either of that because well, that is to prolong the story =P Kujou is drawn really cute here when she is at a loss over what to do with the kiss. She is giving mixed signals that Yanagi couldn’t figure it out. His ‘death scene’ is amusing. I thought that is like 1. the last thing on his mind Kujou or 2. she’s the reason for this = crime scene. Maybe both =P I guess it is already obvious that Tachibana doesn’t exactly love Yanagi that is why she’s pursuing him. From this chapter, she is just looking for an approval that she has completely transformed from the ‘fat pig’ insult. Something like a trophy boyfriend so that she'll be perfect. And, apparently, she isn’t suitable for farm/country life so she might not exactly be able to cause trouble here. It is Souma’s dilemma that is helping prolong this series since I think half of the chapter is about him. Just like Tachibana, he also wants to change from his former life. Hm..in a way, they seem to only succeed in changing their appearances but their attitude and personalities are still the same. I think his and his father’s conflict is quite common for any country kid who wants to move to the city, and also the oldest son doesn’t want to continue the family business. The father couldn’t help but keep on complaining about it and Souma couldn’t help but argue back. It seems that from what his conversation with Kujou, it isn’t really like he hated farming so I guess it is more like he is running away after what happened then – lost a crush to his friend and he easily gave up + do not want to be the 'second best' guy. He probably snapped since he is being compared to Makoto who got what he wanted. Well, I guess for him to return here is like he’ll have to finally face..or rather forced to confront the issues he has been avoiding. And, at the same time, hopefully, a major progress for our couple ^^ Scans by 红莲汉

Quote of the day:
Whenever you're in conflict with someone, there is one factor that can make the difference between damaging your relationship and deepening it. That factor is attitude. ~ William James

45 comments:

  1. Wow.. I have been waiting for this. Thanks Kat for the summary!! :)

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  2. Thank you I really appreciate your hard work. Keep it up~

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  3. Been waiting for you summary! Thank you much much!

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  4. They are really cute. *-* thanks kat.

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    1. Yup and you're welcome, Atalia ^-^

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  5. I´ve been updating over and over again! thank you so much!!

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  6. When I read this, I remembered his line back in chapter 15, "I'm tired of being number two but I know I will never be number one." Kinda sad for his part since somehow it's Kujou's fault (her natural oblivion on everything) that he fell in love with her. He strongly reminds me of Hinata (KWMS). But I think that Souma will somehow try to confess to Kujou. Waaaaahhhh~~!! Why do I have to wait for another month?! It's so frustrating.

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    1. Kujou's not even a little at fault for Souma's little crush. Even with her being oblivious to poor Yanagi for ten years, I still wouldn't blame her for any of that. If anything, Yanagi will probably confess soon. Souma needs to move on, since he already knows he has no chance with Kujou.

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    2. Hehe..ya.

      You think so? Indeed..manga readers ought to have a lot of patience =P

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  7. Thank you, Kujou is so cute ;)

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  8. This was a great chapter, despite it's partial focus on what I consider to be a dull character in Souma. Kujou and Yanagi were at their best in this chapter, especially Kujou. Even though their romance hasn't exactly developed into a full relationship, the end to this chapter, coupled with the kiss in the last, seemed like the most significant progress since Yanagi was sick many chapters ago. A slightly aware Kujou is so overdue and I'm loving it so far! I'm really excited for their development throughout the rest of this mini-arc, since I expect something big in the next chapter or two.

    Souma's a pretty uninteresting character, so I don't really enjoy the chapters that focus on his melancholy, but his conflict with his family is definitely a step up from his cliche crush on Kujou. I could be mistaken in my assumption, but I expect and hope that Momoka will comfort Souma in the next chapter. Her attraction to Yanagi is extremely superficial and Souma continues to intelligently profess the bleakness of his prospects with Kujou, so I hope that Shinobu will start to draw Souma and Momoka closer.

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    1. Hehe..Redford. Indeed.

      Time will tell.



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  9. This was a great chapter, despite it's partial focus on what I consider to be a dull character in Souma. Kujou and Yanagi were at their best in this chapter, especially Kujou. Even though their romance hasn't exactly developed into a full relationship, the end to this chapter, coupled with the kiss in the last, seemed like the most significant progress since Yanagi was sick many chapters ago. A slightly aware Kujou is so overdue and I'm loving it so far! I'm really excited for their development throughout the rest of this mini-arc, since I expect something big in the next chapter or two.

    Souma's a pretty uninteresting character, so I don't really enjoy the chapters that focus on his melancholy, but his conflict with his family is definitely a step up from his cliche crush on Kujou. I could be mistaken in my assumption, but I expect and hope that Momoka will comfort Souma in the next chapter. Her attraction to Yanagi is extremely superficial and Souma continues to intelligently profess the bleakness of his prospects with Kujou, so I hope that Shinobu will start to draw Souma and Momoka closer.

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    1. Hehe, is that so ^^ Indeed..it is progress. Me, too..hopefully something really good ^^

      It is possible. And, even if they cannot stand each other..they have things in common.

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  10. Thank you so much! I've been waiting for this summary on pins and needles. This series is one of the more entertaining ones out there and finally it seems as if some sort of movement is being made. It's about time. Keep up the amazing work and can't wait for your next release.

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    1. You're welcome ^-^

      Yup and thanks for the comment ^-^

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  11. Thank you :)
    Because of the reviews too ^^

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    1. You're welcome and thanks for reading, Mineira ^-^

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  12. so thank you for the summary..

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  13. Wonderful summary!! I do hope they get together soon \(>_<)/

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  14. I'm so Late. Oh well ! Thanks for this Kat. :)

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    1. Thanks for reading, DetectiveChin ^-^

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  15. this is JUST GOLLLDDDD. ♥ We get to see more of Kujou's expressions.

    Thank you for all the summaries.

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  16. Damn when is it going to happen?!?!
    Thanks for your hard work!

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  17. really gud thanks
    am happy to be able to read this as it has not been translated anywhere else
    and for that thanks very much

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  18. I just read the comic in the 27 chapter..... I very loved this manga too much. Pure Lovee whuaaaaa.... make me insane. I wanna had live like them Yanagi and Koujou.... <3 love this couple

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    1. Hehe, is that so, Rosyiida ^-^

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  19. Thanks for the updateeeeee!! :3

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  20. Wow thanks for this summary kat.. i like it..

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    1. Thanks for reading, maizar ^-^

      =)

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