February 15, 2014

Review: Kimi ni Todoke [Chapter 87]

Under the cut..to protect those who do not want to be spoiled since it is short.

PS..I've calmed down..I might as well, put up a proper summary tomorrow. Have to be more like Namaikizakari's Yuki. =P

The first part is Shouta telling his dad that he’ll go to college. It ended up into arguing if he has time to study. He wants to prove to his dad that he can. Then, he and Sawako cheer each other up ‘gambatte’ with Sawako doing a little initiative kiss for him ^^ The second part is Kent still making his world/future revolve around Ayane. Ayane pretty much kind of[?] slipped out that she is interested in Pin during the interview. [Edit: Read below in the comments for some details of this part] While walking home together, Ayane mentioned if Kent doesn’t feel that he is wasting his time on her. That, how she is holding her bag and being distracted already gave Kent a hint that something is wrong.
Comment: I think it won’t be long before they break up so Pin x Ayane fans get ready to rejoice =P And, well, for now, things are going nice for the main couple ^^ For those waiting for the third couple...still nothing...on them.. Scans by 夜莺工作室

PS. Sorry, I don't be summarizing this chapter in full. The Ayane part kind of irritates me even though I know that there was a possibility of this happening. It is not about she might end up with Pin. But, I don't like the idea of someone still 'hanging on' to a boy/girlfriend who really loves him/her but s/he doesn't love that person or is interested in someone else.  Maybe later on, I'll calm down/don't care about this, and summarize the next chapter ^^ So for now, just wait for the English scanlation.

34 comments:

  1. I loved the kiss, they are so cute!!!

    are going to write all the chapter, or just this? :)


    thank you very much :D

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    1. Yup ^^

      Ah, yes, for this chapter, this is it.

      You're welcome ^-^

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  2. Hello!
    Thank you so much for all the hard work! If I can just highlight a little mistake, it's not Chizuru, but Ayane :)

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    1. Hiyo!

      Thanks for reading ^-^ And, thank you very much for the correction ^_^

      Hehe...I did this in a hurry and got mixed up with the names @_@ Or maybe, unconsciously... =P

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    2. It's really a pleasure to read you! And, as I am French, you can guess how long it takes here to be able to get so far in a story... So when I discovered your blog I was so so sooooooooooo HAPPY! Thank you again!!! :)
      Aha... I wish it were Chizu! I miss Chizu/Ryu soooooooooooooooo muuuuchhhhh!

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    3. Thanks ^-^ Ah..a very long time, I guess.

      You're welcome ^^

      Maybe in the next chapter.

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    4. That's about it! ^^
      HOPE so!!! =)

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    5. And IT IS!!! Ryu X Chizu chapter! I saw the Japanese raws... I feel like it's gonna be my favorite one! :p

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  3. Hey, yo Kat! It is finally here, kimi ni todoke 87! yeay \(^_^)/
    and, i'm Ayane x Pin hard shipper so, what do you mean by she "slipped out that she is interested in Pin during the interview." what happened there? i wanna know so bad... i wanna know so bad so i dont expect a progress about sawakaze couple hahahah, well not really, but well they are the main couple so, there they are. Is it really nothing about chizu and ryu??? it is long time that i dont see his cool yet adorable face. hahahah, so just little disappointed, i guess.. But, i wanna know what happened with this confusing PinxAyanexKent.....ah, and i think already write this line above :D
    Oh and yeah, are you gonna summarizing this chapter or not? or just this review?? i really hope you do, you know, i can't endure it untill english scanlation out
    Thanks for so much hard work for all the summarized chapters, you are really working hard! I really appreciate that! so Thanks a lot, Kat! Love You! Love You! Love You! keep up! dont get tired, if you are, then take a rest, but dont take too long if you can, okay, were all here waiting for you xixixixi :D waiting for your comments by the way :D
    ( ^_^)/

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    1. Yup, Faghost ^^

      Ayane sits down and thinks, ah, very big hands. ^^; She asks if there are times he is worried about things. He tells her about the time during his high school choosing what he wanted to do. She asks if he isn't afraid. He said he is but it is interesting. Then, she asks what he thinks of her. She quickly denies that is what she meant. Then points to some college, what he thinks of it, for her to go there. He says, Tokyo. She thinks that if he said okay-- Pin asks her what kind of answer she wanted. Ayane blushes. Pin says that according to her situation, she has to work harder. Blushing Ayane thinks she's stupid and he has seen her through. Then, Pin calls her a brat. And, Pin tells her more about herself.

      Kent pretty much knows something is wrong based on what I've mentioned above. He starts to feel that he has to work harder like Ayane who said that she has to go home to study..and it is no good if he doesn't.

      Just a review. I'm not in the mood to summarize the Ayane part..even if I just mentioned it here. ^^;;

      Thanks for reading ^-^

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    2. Waaaaa, it's awesome!! Just a little exclusive summarized ayane part for me... Thanks a lot kat!! But, Ah, it is really kinda sad that you didnt wanna summarise this chapter. But, i respect you, im a big fan of you hahah, really....
      Well, actually, i just read the raw to see the pictures, then based on what you just told me about that short moment of ayanexpin, i still kinda think that ayapin wont be there, i mean, though im a ayapin hardshipper, i think, i dunno, well they suit each other, but, it's just not clicked for me. I think ayane sees pin as older brother, good adviser, What ummm, a fool person that actually felt the same as her when come to this difficult moments(college, dream, passion, future plans, etc), or even her father. Well, though i kinda dont understand how to interpret the "such a bg hand" part. And yeah, Pin sees her as a brat. But, imnot gonna lie, there are a lot of hidden-meaning hints there from Shiina-sensei.
      All im saying is Ayane-chan is such complex character, she can be very easily misunderatood by others, even by us, the fans..
      So, i hope you will be summarize the next chapter, Kat, cause that will be awesome. Thanks for the reply, thanks for the hardwork. Oh, and im waiting for namaikizakari 5....
      So sorry for the long reply, always long reply, cause i dont do backspaces, really. Im like just write it all without realizing this could be this long. Sorry for the typos, wrong words, etc...thanks a lot for kat! Amd keep up the ahrd work!

      Ps. Dont you think Pin, in this chapter, os really really cool and handsome??? It's like, Shiina-sensei intentionally improved her drawing for her character...

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    3. Hehe..maybe I will summarize, Faghost.. Pretty much mentioned the parts I irked to summarize. ^^;;; Thanks~

      Ya..it seems yes and not..the mangaka seems to be teasing around with that.

      Indeed...she is. Thanks for reading and the support ^^ Most probably, that will be out this week ^^

      It's okay, no problem.

      Indeed..he looked quite good there.

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  4. Thanks for the summary! Aww Sawako and Shouta is so cute! I like that Sawako is cheering him on! She is being supportive to him. That is what a relationship is part of.

    As for Pin and Ayane, she made me so irritated. She doesn't deserve someone like Kent even though he move too fast with her. I wish Kent can make things easier by know his relationship with Ayane will not be "perfect." As for Ayane, she need to be honest with Kent. To be honest, I think the mangaka is going to a reality ending. I had seen my friends relationship end like Ayane but minus the teacher. What I am saying is that most of my friends and their boyfriend/girlfriend didn't stay together after they graduated from high school because they have their own goals and life. So they eventually drifted apart. So, that is what I think mangaka is going for. Luckily for me, I am still with my high school sweetheart for 5 and half year! Remember, everyone is different. Anyway thanks for the summary again, even though you don't feel like summary in details. My heart goes for you! <3 Tika

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    1. Thanks for reading, Tika ^-^

      Yup..it's quite nice.

      Ya..Kent is moving too fast, and seems to be a bit too 'lively/genki' for her. That is a possible ending. Lucky you ^^ Most of my high school classmates' sweethearts..broke up after college.

      Thanks~

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  5. Thanks for the review! (:

    I know the feeling of being pissed :( Ayane's doing to Kent the exact same thing she did to all her previous b-friends. She's been dating him halfheartedly since the beginning ( TT-TT )v

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    1. Thanks for reading, kaceyminamino ^-^

      Ya..

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  6. To be honest, I don't see anything to disapprove of in Ayane's behavior. She is not cheating on Kento. I highly doubt that she's even aware of any possible feelings that she might be developing for Pin. Right now Ayane's head is full of her future and to me it seems like she's trying to make the right decision about her choices especially after her conversations with Pin about her future as well as her mother and Sawako. Her mother told her that she went after what she wanted in life even if it was a more difficult path. Ayane is not intentionally hurting Kento or anything like that. All the girls are going through changes now that the final year of High School has arrived and I think it should be reasonably expected that they want to make the best choices about their future.

    I'm not sure if you're feeling irritated towards her because you prefer that Ayane and Kento share a future together. Love aside, it's an extremely important time for Ayane and I truly understand all the searching she is going through to find the right path for her.

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    1. It isn't about presumed cheating or anything. Yes, it is indeed about all that - focusing on her future,etc. Yes, she isn't intentionally hurting him or anything either.

      I'm irritated since I get the impression that she doesn't exactly have the same feelings for him. It is like half-heartedly going steady with him. Acting girlfriend because she is 'the girlfriend' but there is not much feelings in it at all..as if 'playing lovers'. I got irritated when she said, 'like this situation today, it is totally okay not to wait for me, it is such a waste of time, isn't it?'. Even if she changes her intention later on, that she is talking about wasting time = lack of time to study not about being with him, and her method of expressing herself is harsh. Her body language seems to have given her away. Hehe..well, it just rubbed me the wrong way.

      Yes, and if it doesn't include Kent, please, break it off asap rather than giving that guy false hopes of whatever future he kept on anticipating.

      Sigh..I pretty much mentioned the parts that I didn't want to summarize in the comments..^^;; Hm..maybe I should just summarize this and get it over with. ^^;;;

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  7. Shes giving kent a chance. Why is everyone ranting for? You cant force yourself to like someone and Kent doesnt even seem to understand her, hes just doing everything he wants and assumes, no, forces it on her too. Ayane wanted to give the guy a chance because he is a nice and decent guy but then again there are alot of nice and decent guys, doesnt mean she is obligated to date them. Dating Kent is part of her growth and no, im not a hater of Kent but I think it was really idiotic of him to propose marriage after three months?! Whatever. Anyway, thanks Kat for your hardwork on the summaries, keep it up ;)

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    1. Yes, she did. Indeed..so why prolong this 'lover game'..just for her growth..to know how to be treated as a girlfriend?

      After three months..still no feelings? Continue until graduation?

      Yup, most people in love = idiots = not thinking.

      Thanks for reading them ^-^

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    2. I kinda agree with you in this, Kat. If Ayane still has no feelings for Kent, why not nreak up then....right....it's been 3 months after all..i guess Ayane-chan, her character, hasnt change too much at all. She gave chance to Kent to be her boyfriend to change herself, right? To learn how it is to love someone...but i think it'll end up the same with all the previous boyfriends. And yeah, i got your point, she shouldnt be doing this to him.he is nice guy, theres so much difference with all the previous guys.
      Well, i think now, i dunno, from nowhere, i kinda hope that Kent will get mad or something like that, lose his composure as "lively" guy, lose his emotion.. I kinda wanna to see that. I mean, he's always been 'happy'

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    3. Ya, I thought it was like that, Faghost..but lately, it seems that she is somewhat distant with him and more open about her plans to Pin. So, what is Kent to her?

      From how it is going, it seems that way.

      Well, he did lost his smile for a while there..we'll see later on if there is something more to him or he is just a 'shallow character'.

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  8. Shouta and Sawako's part was sweet and the only enjoyable aspect of this chapter.

    Ayane is pretty frustrating here. She's cruelly letting Kent slowly and painfully discover that his supposedly happy girlfriend doesn't truly care about their relationship and that, to make matters worse, she might be harboring a secret schoolgirl crush on her teacher, all while she remains completely silent on these possible complications. I don't know why she continues to halfheartedly play at a relationship with Kent. I would have hoped Ayane would have the ability to realize this and end the relationship herself, but it appears that Kent is arriving there regardless.

    Kent's only problem is that he's been rushing the relationship, but with Ayane being generally receptive and unwilling to object to every single one of his notions about their future together, I can't even begin to blame him for it. Sure, he's naive about love, but so is almost everyone else in KnT. If this goes in the direction I'm expecting it to, this will be the second time he's been used as a plot device, so I'm hoping he'll end up in a happy relationship with Kurumi, since he's more deserving than most.

    Pin, once again, referred to Ayane as a kid repeatedly during their conversation and he's been developing into a very respectable teacher, so I can't envision a scenario where Ayane's possible interest is ever reciprocated. I'm assuming then that Ayane will be alone at the end of the story, at least if the realism continues.

    Even though I dislike what's become of Ayane's character and her development, my greatest disappointment throughout the last thirty chapters has been the relative lack of development for Ryu and Chizu's relationship. They've practically been relegated to a footnote in the story, all so that it can focus on Ayane constantly being wishy-washy in her relationship.

    I'd like to continue KnT, since Chizu and Ryu are amazing characters and their relationship even moreso, but the last two arcs have been awful and some of the writing ridiculously poor, so I'm going to drop it for now and return once it finally ends.

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    1. Yup, that was the enjoyable part, Redford ^^

      Indeed..it makes this quite hard to read. Ya, I was hoping of that..maybe she is too busy thinking of her future? Maybe it is the mangaka's way of dragging things. I mean..just look at how Sawako and Shouta's first kiss got dragged to that point.

      Ya..good point on that. Ah..such a poor character..if ever made into a plot device twice.

      Is that so..and indeed, he turns out to be quite a respectable teacher especially in this important time of their lives.

      True..maybe their relationship is still stagnant during this time..=nothing much to tell?

      I see..

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  9. First of all, thank you so much Kat for the bits of conversation you translated for us! And I'm even more grateful considering that you didn't feel like doing it in the first place ^^'

    Now, I'll say that people is being too hard on Ayane just because she didn't fell in love with Kento. Dating him halfheartedly is not recent, she's been doing that since the very begining of their relationship because she was never in love with him in the first place. She started dating him in hopes to fall for him one day and Kent knew that condition, but we all know that love doesn't work like that, not in real live nor in a shoujo. That's why I think is quite unfair to blame her for "playing" with Kent's feelings, first because I'm sure she's not even aware of what she's starting to feel for Pin, and secondly, because even if she doesn't love him she sincerily wanted to. We've seen in past chapters how she said that she wanted to treasure Kent, the last thing she'd want to do is hurting him, but we can't chose the one we fall in love with. That's the only truth and that's her only sin.

    I'm sure that as soon as she realizes she likes Pin (which at this rate is an unavoidable fact) and if she's still dating Kento, she'll want to break up with him. And of she doesn't, though I won't hate her for that, I do would be disappointed, but again, she's not the type of girl who goes around playing with boys heart's, let alone Kento's.

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    1. Thanks for reading ^-^

      True...she has been doing that since the very beginning. Hence, I'm very disappointed for I thought this latest one is different but too bad, it seems to be just the same as before..

      Sorry, I'm starting to doubt her sincerity in trying to love him. Either way, I hate to be in the guy's shoes especially if what I'm suspecting turns out to be true.

      Hopefully, she does..but it would be nicer if it is earlier. You'll know what I mean if you read my full summary.

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  10. Thank you for your summary!!!You are the one that do it!!But about this chapter, i would like to know what Kazehaya tell to Sawako after the kiss..please!!!!Merci:-)

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    1. Thanks for reading ^-^

      It is already done yesterday..check it out here: http://tatsukida.blogspot.com/2014/02/kimi-ni-todoke-chapter-87.html

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  11. I think I can understand Ayane cause our characters are alike. I also don't have confidence, I was always halfheartedly in relationships with unworthy guys, I'm deciding my limits and I I have never fallen in love. I am also in the third year and a teacher also said to me the exact things, pin said to ayane. She dated worthless guys cause there's a saying that "we accept the love we think we deserve" and Ayane doesn't have much confidence. She never fell in love with anyone but it's clear that she wants to experience this feeling. She had seen her friends experience it and be all happy about it and felt miserable. That's why she asked if pin ever liked someone. She thought of pin as idiotic and she was even more sad to know that even him had experienced love. Then she met Kent which unlike the other guys is a good person that treasures her and makes her feel loved. So she thought she could fall for him. But unfortunately we can't decide who we fall in love with. I think that when we enter in relationships "in hope" we'll learn to love someone, it's most likely not gonna work, because it's like we are forcing ourselfes to see someone in a certain way and just because of that we’re never gonna see him in the way we want to. We would be much more sure about our feelings if we were the first to discover them and not be dragged in a relationship by someone else’s feelings. Ayane hasn't yet realised that she has feelings for pin maybe deep down she knows it but she has to admit it to herself first in order to be able to admit it to Kent. So I don’t think she has done something wrong. She's still confused and still thinking that Kent is a great guy and there's not a reason, not to be able to love him. But as I said before, love doesn't go that way and she doesn't know yet the way love goes to be able to know that and break up with Kent.

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    1. I see, Kate.

      Well, I won't really complain if it is only that but based on the other party who is already thinking of marriage among other things...it would be better to be more honest regarding what she is feeling for him right now..if there is or there is not..or a maybe..after these three months. The mention of marriage is already a 'red alert' for me... I would immediately reassess my relationship before the other party falls harder than he currently is. At least let the other party know where I currently stand then it is up to him to decide if he still wants to continue or not. Of course, Ayane might not be taking him seriously so that is a different thing all together.

      Out of curiosity, until when would one know that there is no feelings at all for someone? How long should be the trial period and keep the other party waiting? Indefinitely until one realizes it or until one falls in love with someone else? Thinking this over, would it be better to keep it as courtship rather than going steady so that there is no commitment?

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    2. I understand what you're saying and I really hope ayane won't drag it any longer and break up with him. So I think it's really easy to confuse feelings like appreciation or admiration for love, especially if you've never experienced love before. Ayane cares for Kent and apreciates his character. Maybe she thinks that love is just that and she doesn't expect something more. As for your question I also think it would be better to keep it as courtship so that there is no commitment, but nowadays when you enter in relationships you take the risk to get hurt ( Kent actually knew this) cause first come relationships and after several months come the "I love you's". At least that's what happens in my country. Most relationships start in order for two people to test their compatibility etc and there is always the possibility that the "I love you's" never come. That's why I prefer slow paced romances that come out of friendships, because when you'll enter the relationship you'll be sure that the feelings flow both ways already. All in all I didn't like the relationship Ayane has with Kento. So Ayane now has to sort out what she really feels for kent in order to break up with him and I think this will happen soon because ayane's feelings have started going in pin's direction. She'll soon realise that love isn't about appreciation and feeling loved.

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    3. Indeed, Kate. It might be like that.

      I see..and I do know it happens in real life. After going steady for a long time, there might still be no love or even falling out of love. It is just quite hard to read as a manga..even if it isn't exactly blaming someone or anything..there is that negative feeling = I don't want to be in that character's shoes when that happens.

      Is that so. I think my preference is somewhat varied. Though fast paced usually meant short stories like 1. kiss, 2. bed, 3. the end. ^^; Though I do like mutual love romance..one-sided is okay if there is a high possibility and there is that high when the other party finally says yes..or, after many failures, here comes 'the one'. Basically I prefer reading romance that is 'the one' and those aren't..just leave that to flashbacks. =P

      True..if that is what the mangaka is aiming for but then, this series can be very slow-paced and dragging..like the main couple's first kiss. Anyway, let's see how things go..^^

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