February 20, 2014

Skip Beat! [Chapter 209]

A certain Queen A was asked as to what is the turning point that enabled her to undo the curse and smoothly revive. She replied that at that time, when her current husband, the king, is still a ‘prince’, he gave her a kiss. Her companion asks that didn’t she ate a poisonous fruit and merely because of that, she is revived, how is that possible. Queen A says that she has 7 witnesses so this is undoubtedly a fact. Her companion says that she understands for actually, because she touched a poisonous needle, she is in a state of fake death. Queen B says furthermore, from the start it includes some malicious things that can endanger one’s life but she is also kissed and awakened by her husband the king. At that time, she is lying in some kind of ruined castle with some indistinct plants around. It seems that she already met him so many times when she was young and thinking about it, she is sure that it is because of his pure and deep love that has miraculously woke her up. King A says that is right, actually, he was cursed by a witch and became an ugly beast but there was a maiden who deeply loved that kind of him. She gave him a kiss and it undone the curse. King B says that like King A, he got turned into a frog. The four laughs and says that in the end, to defeat an evil curse and magic, one should definitely have pure love and just represent[/show] it with a kiss. “Thinking about it, there is no other way, right!!” End imagination. Kyouko stares at Corn and mutters kiss. She points to her forehead and cheek but Corn says, “It’s lips.” Kyouko says that she’ll definitely disappoint him. He asks why. She tells him because the kiss to undo the curse, it won’t do if there is no ‘pure deep love’ and regretfully, she is no longer pure. Corn says then, ‘deep love’, could it be that she doesn’t have love towards him. Kyouko says about that, she indeed likes Corn but to undo the curse ‘like’ is no good, and ‘L..’Love, if there is no THAT.. Corn says then if it is that, then there is no problem. “Because I love Kyouko-chan.” And, Kyouko falls on the floor..yes it was a knockout...with the referee starting to do a countdown. Corn bends down and wonders what’s the matter with her. She is thinking what is this naturally stupid prince blurting out without thinking with Ren’s face and voice.
Could it be that he thinks that she will be very happy if he said that, no!! She isn’t happy and the current her won’t becomes happy merely with those words, she won’t fall down in the same place twice-!!! [<- that Kyouko expression that Lory saw when Ren hugged and said something to her] Whether it is acting or perhaps the words of a fake Ren. Kyouko asks Corn if he knows the meaning of what he just said. Corn says of course. Kyouko orders him to sit down..he sits with crossed legs that she told him to sit formally [seiza]. Kyouko says that even if she is very happy but she is a human and he is a fairy so it is impossible for them to live together forever. And, didn’t he say before that for fairies to live in the human world, no matter how hard they try, they would only live at most for 10 years. And it is the same vice-versa [if she lives in the fairy world]. Corn thinks that she still remembered, darn, if he knew early he won’t do some strange cover-up and just normally say, ‘even if you reincarnated 100 times, I can still live to go see you’. Kyouko says that she thought that he, who has knew well of her growing up history, can understand that she already do not want to see someone very close to her to pass away again..and also... Kyouko bows her head and says that actually, she cannot do any kiss-related thing. Corn recalls Kyouko swearing to Ren that she’ll use her life to protect her purity until death. Corn asks if it is because someone is already in her heart, someone she likes. Kyouo denies it and she doesn’t mean that. She tells him that it is a promise with Tsuruga-senpai that she will protect to the death, this body’s purity. Corn asks why, why would she make that promise when obviously, they aren’t lovers and that Ren is really super thick-faced. This made Kyouko start wondering, it’s true, why is it, and if she were to think of that situation, it seems that at that time, it was because she had a huge shock over that unpleasant thing with Shou. And for her to treat it as nothing, he taught her ‘actor’s heart rule’ = if you think it is your first kiss, then it is your first kiss, during acting, it is effective no matter how many times [it is done], but in reality, it cannot be used twice on the same person so later on, she must be careful and not let it happen twice. Then, she recalls Ren kissing her on the cheek.
Kyouko wonders out loud if what Ren meant at that time was only referring to that Shou incident – ‘do not let it happen twice’. Kyouko exclaims if she was mistaken about it all by herself, no way, what is that protect her chastity something throughout her life when they aren’t lovers, how humiliating. Standing up, Corn says forget that, if she doesn’t ask Ren himself, she won’t know of the real situation. No matter how unreasonable, one cannot ignore the boss after all, in the fairy world, it is all ranked according to age so it isn’t like he cannot understand her position. Kyouko says that she didn’t find it unreasonable and she only doesn’t clearly know Ren’s true meaning. Corn says ya, so he thinks no matter what Ren’s true meaning is, he saying that it only has to be not exposed then it is alright, yes? Kyouko’s eyes widen. She wonders how come he is sparkling god-like but his expression seems to be some ‘villain face’..was she mistaken. Corn tells her that it is alright, she’ll just have an expression that nothing has happened and it absolutely won’t be found out. Backing away from advancing Corn, Kyouko says that it is absolutely impossible, for she doesn’t have faith in herself that she can act as if nothing happened in front of Ren, especially since that guy has clairvoyance. Corn says doesn’t she act to make a living, if she cannot do this deceiving acting then she couldn’t exist[/survive on] in this industry. He urges her to use this as practice from today on. Looking away, Kyouko thinks that just now, she indeed wanted to use it for practice in controlling her facial look but in this situation, controlling that strangling happy mood [<- supposedly refers to being confessed to by Corn] and hiding one’s own artificial act[/behavior], is a bit different. She couldn’t do this difficult thing. To her surprise, Corn says that she lied since she told him that she’ll do anything within her power for him so it turns out to be merely talk. Kyouko protests that it isn’t like that. Corn says that for him, the only one who can save him in this world is only her alone,  whereas, in her heart, Ren is more important than him, right? This made Kyouko look flustered. She exclaims how can she have such a thought on whether who is more important, Ren or him, and how could he believe that on his own. Corn says, but she couldn’t do it, right, she couldn’t betray Ren. Kyouko felt like crying as she clenches her fist.
Corn thinks that he made her depressed again and it wasn’t easy to cheer her up. He wonders what he is so angry about for this girl just wants to firmly protect her and Ren’s promise. He wonders why he would do such a thing as if he is bullying her. What is so objectionable about it. He looks at his hands and wonders to himself as Kuon as to what he wants to do. Kyouko thinks that it’s awful that she would unexpectedly be distressed[/worried] when obviously Corn is quite perplexed. She only doesn’t want Ren to see it but she also wants to help Corn out. She doesn’t have the courage and until now, she totally doesn’t understand Ren’s feelings. What is she to do. Then, she recalls Ren telling her that he hopes that there would be an opportunity to practice their depending on acting skill in controlling the heart rule. Kyouko looks at Corn who is looking at the side. She looks up and takes a deep breathe with her eyes closed. She holds out her hand as if gathering something [courage?] and puts it in her heart. Corn is looking at the mirror then he notices Kyouko leaning on the balcony. He approaches her and becomes worried for could it be that he made her cry again. He starts to apologize to her for saying such mean things. He is startled when Kyouko starts screaming out loud. He tries to call her name then she looks at him with teary-eyes. While Corn is taken aback by that, Kyouko says, “Unexpectedly, there’s such a thing..Prince Corn..!! My beloved Corn was unexpectedly forced to experience such a sorrowful life. *Corn is dumbfounded* Please forgive me, this person who still doesn’t know anything until this moment!! ..You obviously had given me such deep kindness[/favor] that I cannot express my gratitude..!! *shakes head* but, I’m quite ungrateful.. I felt such a heartbreaking guilt over my uselessness.. if it is okay.. *trembling and clasps hands* ..if it is okay.. I want to free you from that curse..” Corn looks at serious crying Kyouko and recalls the ‘in acting it is effective no matter how many times it is used, but in reality, it cannot be used twice on the same person’. Corn looks surprised. Kyouko says, “..after all, I’m also obtained the ability to directly converse with the gods [<- Ren I presume], this blessed high priest must. Let me help you..” Next chapter will be out in Japan on March 20th.
Comment: Okay..those who want a confession from Ren got that, even if it is in that kind of situation ^^; Those who want Kyouko to say that she likes Ren, well, it didn’t happen. Those who want to see more of Kyouko acting, got that, too..of course, without any costume, etc. Boy, Corn is really persistent to the point of bullying Kyouko just to get his kiss. And, he is indeed jealous of his ‘Ren’ persona. ^^;; It seems that whatever Ren told her has a great impact on Kyouko as if he is some sort of ‘god’ to her and those advices/encouragement always help her out when she’s in trouble. This situation is no exception so she is now going to use acting to give Corn his kiss. And, with that flashback of ‘cannot use twice on the same person’, I have a feeling that Corn might back out on this one. So, I guess the question would be, would we have a kiss within this encounter/arc or not. Hm..somehow, I think there would be a kiss..hehe, fearless guess..=P Well, just look at the title, ‘Hot Spell’ in this chapter and the last one, what else could it mean and lead to, right? Two chapters about removing the curse and it is supposed to be hot. If there is, I demand a full spread of two pages dedicated to the first kissing scene on the lips. And, don’t get too excited over my expectations since I might end up hanging my head in embarrassment over that prediction =P And, it would be an ‘acting kiss’. ^^; And the title might just be about them talking about it and not real action ^^;; Based on that last two pages, there is a high probability that Corn would try to wiggle out of that kiss thing since ‘it cannot be used twice on the same person in reality’ and it would be Kyouko who’ll insist on it. ^^; Though, it will take some willpower since he is weak against her tears. As usual, the mangaka is putting in the predictable and the unpredictable scenes. Ugh, she’s really teasing us. Well, however things come out here, Kyouko would have to confront Ren later on about what he meant about that ‘don’t let it happen twice’ thing. Anyway, I kind of hope this stuff would continue and hope that it would lead into something really good before any interruption whatsoever happens. See, I’m no longer expecting progress in their relationship, I’m now only expecting something good. =P Also, aside from improving her acting, this is Kyouko’s golden opportunity to play a character in some fantasy fairy tale world ^^ I almost forgot, I think the one whom Kyouko mentioned had passed away is her father so perhaps, that is somehow related to how or why Kyouko’s mother treat her that way in the past. Maybe it was because of some sort of false expectations on Kyouko to make up for the grief? And wanting to forget that she easily abandoned Kyouko? This is the second time something about Kyouko’s past that is revealed, aside from contacting her mother for the passport. And, the conversation in the first was is amusing..hopefully, you guys know which fairy tales they are from ^^ In a way, there seems to be more emphasis on Sleeping Beauty’s story. I’m thinking that if her acting life is like Cinderella, her love story would be like Sleeping Beauty especially with those hints like knowing each other when they were young, and she ‘slept’ in a ruined caste = place with Shou before. Scans by 红莲汉

Quote of the day:
Acting is behaving truthfully under imaginary circumstances. ~ Sanford Meisner

144 comments:

  1. Awww... still no kiss!! Thanks for ur speedy write up. Love ur work!!
    - sunie chan

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    1. Ya, Sunie..no kiss.

      Thanks for reading and the comment ^-^

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    2. she is too hung up on the first kiss, she can't even admit she loves ren. She's a very frustrating person. what is ren going to do when she figures out that corn and him are the same person ,

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    3. Hehe..who knows..except the mangaka =P

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  2. Ah~ they not kiss...
    i'm wondering, next chap they really kiss? i'm not sure..
    i chapt not enoght for me~ can't wait march 20th!!! but i'm still have to waiting next chapt.. :D
    Thanks for your work!! i will wait your next work..!! Fighting ^^
    SKIP BEAT MY FAV MANGA!!! >.<
    Rere-Chan

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    1. Ya, is that so.

      Indeed..wait again.

      Thanks for reading, Rere ^-^

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  3. Thank you...Kat. I'm a bit disappointed because there was no kiss between them and it's somehow cute to see Corn jealous of Ren hahaha...Thanks again for your hard work and I’ll just wait patiently until March 20 :D - Anisa

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    1. You're welcome, Anisa ^-^

      Yup, it is amusing..and more waiting.

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  4. Wow! You are so fast in getting this done! Thank you so much! I can't wait! haha, I wonder if Kyouko will still be able to keep acting even though a kiss with Corn? It would be the first time that she's kissed for an act... I think she might become herself during it. But you never know what will happen! Thanks again! :)

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    1. You're welcome ^-^

      Yup, it would be her first in an act..and she'll be the one initiating it.

      Ya, it's quite unpredictable.

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  5. Thank you Kat! I've been checking your blog countless times since yesterday to read this chapter! *bow* ^_____^

    I hope they will kiss in the next chapter! poor Corn, he is really expecting kiss *lips* from Kyoko to the point bullying her and contradicting his own words as Ren *-->promise ‘don’t let it happen twice'* and then saying that it only has to be not exposed then it is alright* :D

    Oooh another 1 month waiting time... hiks T_______T

    Anyway, I just can't wait when Kyoko finally figure it out that Ren and Corn is a same person (I don't think she'll be happy about it, she'll think Ren/Corn deceptive her) or when Ren/Corn finally figure it out about Kyoko true feeling.

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    1. You're welcome, pichan ^-^

      Ya..in a way, he doesn't seem to be acting anymore..or rather, there is more emotions here than thinking which he usually does.

      Ya..another month of wait.

      Indeed..how it will turn out..and from how things are going, it might be quite unexpected as usual.

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  6. Thanks so much for the update, love your summaries!

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    1. Thanks for reading, EllasEnigma ^-^

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  7. Thank you so much for the summary Kat :D for the two last chapter i feel like reading a fairy tales instead of skip beat ;)
    As for Kuon,i can understan why he is jelous of Ren. He think that everyone always like/love Ren the perfect gentelman but not the real him. Ah.. i miss the Heel siblings,especialy Cain puppy dog eyes ;p
    Tiara :D

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    1. Thanks for reading, Tiara ^-^

      Ya..it is indeed like a fairy tale..the ones that Kyouko loves.

      Indeed..it is somewhat like that.

      ..hehe, is that so.

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  8. Thanks Kat. She really tease us a lot in thoses ch.s >_< I don't think they will kiss. I don't want with her acting.

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    1. You're welcome, Yasmin ^-^

      Yup, she does teases us...

      Hehe, is that so.

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  9. ahhh im so confused. i want them to kiss so badly but then i just dont want them to kiss that way. i mean really ren? i understand that someone has the urge to kiss the loved one but to become a kiss trough lying? dosent it lose its meaning? then its just like he wants to kiss and dosent care the means to get it an about her feelings. i dont like that. but then i want them to kiss already. argh i dont know anymore.

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    1. I totally agree!!! That has been my reaction as well. If it is a kiss while acting, it totally loses it's meaning, just like when (I surmise) Cain told Setsu "I love you" (Chapter 200). Hearing those words from him, it must have been even more painful for her when she had to remind herself that Ren was acting when he said it, and anything he said/did was meant for her character, not for Kyouko herself.

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    2. On the other hand, Corn is kind of the "original" that Kyouko met when she was a child. In a way, it would only be fitting for him to receive the first kiss (even if it isn't "real"), and you know it will drive Ren totally crazy if Corn got a kiss but he didn't...I guess I could see a fake kiss (with Corn) leading to a real one (with Ren) relatively quickly. My worry is what sort of toll it would take on Kyouko's emotions.

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    3. Indeed. Though it seems that things somewhat turned into an acting lesson so it can be viewed as 'kissing while acting' practice thing.. well, for Kyouko. For Corn, it seems to be out of jealousy of Ren..

      It is a bit complicated in a way..it might be a lie but does it lose its meaning when Corn actually loves her and well, Kyouko in a way..is/will kiss the one she loves but she doesn't know?

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    4. Indeed Daneille..and well, I think that is what actors/actresses go through especially if they have a crush on the other party.

      Ya..in a way, it is like childhood friend Corn vs guy met and fall in love with later on, Ren. =P I wonder how she will react to it..most probably something over the top ^^

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    5. hahaha! it's too complicated! I loved your perspective on it, Ren would probably hold back, but then again, isn't Corn the real persona? Argh! So confusing!
      One thing I know for sure: I CAN'T WAIT FOR THE NEXT CHAPTERS!!! ^__^

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    6. Indeed, Fernanda, Corn/Kuon is the real one ^^

      Yup ^^

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    7. Lol. never expected what I commented to have so many replies XD... Anyway, it has come to my attention that, well... if we are forced to suffer so much about the first kiss only, I hope that the author has mercy and make THAT kiss the start of their dating relationship. God knows I will feel like pulling my hair until I'm bald if Ren gets all "I don't deserve to be loved" on us after he finally gets to first base (I'm pretty sure there is not going to be second and third base in this manga).

      I swear that, if Ren doesn't date Kyoko right after, I'm going to materialize in the 2D world and slam Ren's head against the sturdiest-looking wall I find.

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    8. Lol..well, like you, I really hope for some major progress though well, I'm being realistic = do not want to be disappointed so maybe just teeny tiny progress or the very least, something fun to happen. Still, with the set-up, my gut feel is telling me that something is going to happen.

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  10. Hi , thank you very much for your work .When i saw that the raw version was out , i immediately went to your blog to see if there was a summary , and as expected i enjoyed your really suprisingly fast work.
    I really hope there would be a kiss in the next chapter (without interruption!!!) .Because , deep in my heart , i started to loose hope in their relationship .I mean everything seemed so difficult , but i see there is an amazing twist in the storyline , and i can't wait to see more .
    I also loved your interpretation of the beggining (symbol of the father that died , and the mother that abandoned kyoko).
    Another month to wait !What should i do? I'm already excited , especially that the author is teasing us!

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    1. Thanks for reading and the comment ^-^

      Yup, hopefully ^^ Hehe..is that so..I think they are a fixed couple..it is the slow-paced but unpredictable journey to that is the thing that got us hooked to this.

      Thanks ^^ And, yup, she's teasing us.

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  11. i wanted a confession.......how long (kyoko) will she hide it...???

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    1. Hm..until she knows of Ren's feelings for her? Since I think she currently thinks that it is futile for he seems to already like someone..who turns out to be her. ^^;;

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  12. Thank you so much for this work again. I read the last few chapters from your blog. Whenever the raw version is out, i come to your blog to read the translation and luckily there always is. I had a feeling that they were not going to kiss but at least we are getting a confession. I would have liked it better from Ren though. I really hope they will kiss because it has already been 209 chapters and we are not advancing at all. And that monthly thing is killing me. Ugh!!!!! :( Also, Kyoko doesn't have to deny it I mean if they both confess to each other we will start moving forward.....
    Anyways thanks again so much
    -A-

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    1. Thanks for reading, A ^-^

      Ya..though in a way, Ren is Corn/Kuon so he is pretty much confessing as the real him..in a way..

      Ya..it doesn't seem to be advancing at all but then, this mangaka likes to 'shock' us by giving us 'surprise bombs' when we least expect it.

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  13. I really liked your explanation of how her love life is like sleeping beauty, i totally agree!
    ANd man I am so hoping and praying for a kiss!! ANd if it does happen I too think there should be a double page spread for it!!!
    Also it is really nice seeing her bossing Ren around for a change life when she told him to sit formally!!

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  14. First, Thanks for the translation; I've been waiting all week for that!! Second, I've said it before, but I really love and hate the mangaka. She's such a tease. But I agree that Corn is going to back out of the kiss since Kyoko is in acting mode. Most importantly, I'm glad that Corn is starting to really dislike Tsuruga since Tsuruga has always hated Corn. That more than anything will be the cause of him telling Kyoko who he is I think.

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    1. Thanks for reading ^-^

      Hehe, is that so.

      Hm..in a way, based on what you've mentioned, it might cause Corn/Kuon to 'kill off' Ren to get the girl and somehow accept himself rather than 'hiding/running away as Ren'. =P

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  15. You know, I actually don't think they will kiss in the next chapter. I do think it's about time, but it doesn't feel like the timing is right... I do look forwards to seeing Ren struggle between desire and his self-inflicted rule of "not touching her because he doesn't deserve love"... I wonder if the author would do something unexpected like bringing certain make up artist to witness the two of them closely hugged and ready to share some love (I wonder how Ren could explain his lie of being a fairy prince to a younger Kyoko, and how he was taking advantage to get his kiss. A kiss he deserves, I might add. The guy has been too patient already).

    See you on the next chapter. I swear you make my day every time you post something about Skip Beat, and I always make sure to come to your site on the release date. You are one of my favorite internet people in the world!

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    1. Is that so. Hm..that might be the upcoming conflict here.

      Ah..that is possible..the interruption..though maybe not that way since Lory already saw them like that..I doubt it would be repeated.

      Ya..how he is going to explain it..and presumably, less damage or whatever with his current relationship with Kyouko.

      Thanks for the comment ^-^

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  16. Thanks a lot Kat! :)
    Just.. these.. cliffhangers! Ahh, it feels like Kuon is gonna refuse her act, dno, it just feels too cheesy if they just suddenly kiss like that. Then again, if Ms. Woods suddenly shows up and sees them kissing whilst Kyouko still not having figured things out, that would make up for some hilarious reading. Imagine her calling Lory about and stuff xD

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    1. You're welcome ^-^

      Ya..I wonder how the mangaka is going to pull this off.

      True..and just imagine Lory's reaction..hehe, totally way off his prediction =P

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    2. Had a sudden thought..what if Jelly suddenly appears and calls out 'Ren'. Won't his cover be exposed? =P

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    3. If Jelly does call Ren and the whole thing gets exposed I'll be getting a heart attack X_X

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    4. Hehe...probably the main couple, too =P

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  17. AHHH no kiss!! GRR. I hope there will be a kiss in a next chapter! Anyway thanks for the summary! <3 Tika

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    1. Yup, no kiss, and thanks for reading, Tika ^-^

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  18. i STRONGLY doubt there'll b a kiss in the end...esp from Ren's last expression. He definitely back out...

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    1. Hehe, is that so...

      But then, backing out doesn't necessarily mean no kiss...for example, an accidental kiss?

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  19. Thank you so much Kat :) Yaaaaaaaaaay !! So cute <3 Kuon is so cute <3 <3 He wants to kiss Kyoko so badly <3 Interesting contrast to Ren's restraint when it comes to Kyoko !!! Kyoko bossing Kuon around is so cute <3 I am so happy with this Chapter !!!! The fairytales characters with black boxes in the beginning are Hilarious !!!!!!!!! OMG Kuon confessed to Kyooko ?? Loooove it <3 <3 <3 Ireally really want them to kiss so passionately and like you said "I demand a full spread of two pages dedicated to the first kissing scene on the lips." Thank you so much again Kat !! You are a lifesaver XXX

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    1. You're welcome, Lilian ^-^

      Yup.. That's right, it was quite funny..the first part.

      Ya..how blunt that was and well, if she only knew...

      Indeed...hopefully the mangaka pulls it off well if there is a kiss.

      =)

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  20. Thank you, dearest Kat! I am absolutely on the same page as you as far as shifting expectations from there being progress to just hoping there is something good; squeal worthy. Hmm...after typing that if it's good material, it must mean some level of progress, even if it be minute, right? Oh, I agree with you on the comparison to Princess Aurora's love story, too! By the way, I love how Kuon is being a little sadistic here. He is desperate to squeeze all he can out of Kyouko in this state; even trying to get the wheels turning on what Ren's true intentions are behind the promise. Either way, Kyouko worships/loves Ren so much! When we get to the end of this series, I hope our lovebirds have children!

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    1. Ha ha.. the end of the series and children:)!! Taking into consideration the light speed with which the manga advances, I may be a retired, grey-haried women by that time;)

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    2. You're welcome ^-^

      Yup..I really hope the mangaka doesn't fail our expectations. Indeed, and well, it seems that progress = like a miracle.

      Indeed.

      Ah..that will indeed be quite a long time.

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    3. Riiight. I may be a Granny by then, but at least the journey will have been filled with nice breaks of Skip Beat readings. I re-heally like it! Hmm...Perhaps Kuon will not like it when he realizes that Kyouko loves Ren because that is the the real him, but a persona. Kuon seems to be jealous of his alter ego?

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    4. Hehe, ya ^^

      Yup. In a way, a complicated feeling for him and since he is puzzled over what he is doing..perhaps, he didn't realize that he's jealous of Ren. ^^;;

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  21. I LOVE YOU KAT, YOU KNOW THAT WE ALL LOVE YOU, DON'T YOU?!
    I CAN'T EXPRESS MYSELF TO YOU HOW GRATEFUL I AM!!!
    ONCE AGAIN, I LOVE YOUUUU!!!! *Sheds tears of joy*

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  22. The last one disapoint me. Another magic thing? Really? Just help him normally Kyoko. I knew there will no kiss. It's not easy to have a kiss if it was forced like Kuon did. I'm kinda frustrated because Kyoko denies that she's in love with someone. I would love to see Kuon curious and jealous. :3 Anyways,thank you SOOO much for the translation! <3

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    1. Yeah.. I wanna see Ren jealous too.

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    2. Ya, Aisyah..this is pretty much a 'fairy tale' type arc so 'normal' doesn't apply..since Corn is a fairy..so she believes and that is how he is able to do this up to this extent.

      Hm..Kuon/Corn is currently jealous right? Or you mean, more jealous than that?

      Thanks for reading ^-^

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  23. Thank you so much for the speedy translation! I'm loving your blog.

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    1. Thanks for reading and the comment ^-^

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  24. Dear Kat!!! Thank you for the summary, I am forever in your debt for the work you do:)!
    Adding to the many opinions expressed above, I must say I like how Ren is taken off guard by Kyoko's acting/behaviour, that despite all his mentor's preaching about acting he loses his cool mask and lets his real feeling surface. I can't wait to see how they will face each other as Kyoko/Ren or Setsu/Cain after this situation, especially if there indeed is a kiss! For Kyoko it must be so hard to have Corn with "Ren's face" as a kissing partner:) and then have to face him again and remember every moment.. And in "Cain mode" Ren may be overpowered by his appetite for more:)
    About this being a kiss in "acting mode", well, I think this is all he deserves by forcing her to do it with lies. ;) Can't wait for the next chapter!!!!

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    1. Thanks for reading and the comment, Villemo102 ^-^

      Yup..in a way, this isn't the first time this happened..he lost it during their Dark Moon practice and we got an almost kiss. Ah, that was such a long time ago.

      Indeed..the scenes after a kiss, if it happened...

      Ya..and well, it was enough to get us expecting...

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  25. Oh please!! Let them kiss!!!

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  26. SQUEEEEEE! This manga is by far my favorite! Thanks for the summary and pictures! I don't know what to want out of the next chapter. This is so interesting, seeing Kuon being jealous of Ren. It's a little trippy. To what degree is Ren really not part of himself and to what degree can he separate them? For me, in my experience as an actress, my roles may be somewhat not me, but they're always somewhat me as well -- exaggerated into something more. For example, if I play a character who is selfish and greedy, I take the part of me that is selfish and greedy and make it a more significant part of my character than it is of me. So I (hopefully) am not as selfish and greedy as the character, but it's still drawn out of myself. If Ren is really so different from Kuon, so entirely different, how could he act the part so flawlessly for so many years? It's got me puzzled. I want to see Ren and Kuon come to peace and Ren/Kuon to be a whole person again. Then he can love Kyouko without being jealous of himself and her impression of him can merge into one person who she can love, too. Ren is a god that she respects, and Kuon is a fairy that she's fond of, and Cain is a brother that she adores and is amused by. If she could see them all as parts of the same man, then wouldn't that be just about right?

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    1. Thanks for reading, Tohru13 ^-^

      Indeed...which part is him and which part isn't. I think there are some parts that is himself in Ren in a way..like how he teases/bullies Kyouko =P The really different is probably more on he isn't a womanizer type and he's a perfect gentleman.

      I'm hoping we'll get to that part by the time his latest movie finishes filming. Indeed...and I hope when that happens Kyouko won't have much negative reaction to it because of the lying, as some are saying since it would really drag things out.

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  27. Thanks so much for your quick summaries! You're amazing!!! So sad though - I wanted either a kiss OR a confession and got neither! I'll cross my fingers for something next month, but I won't get my hopes up. She's such a tease!!

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      Ah, Corn's confession doesn't count? Or you mean Kyouko's?

      Yup...we're tempering our expectations.

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  28. Really ANOTHER MONTH? I'LL DIE BEFORE I CAN SEE THAT TWO KISSING! God... I cant be this way another month....

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  29. Thank you really really much for your work and predictions. I did the same for some chapters and I was right, so i know that it is a long thought. You're surely right and as I can't read Japanese, I thank you for always translating the chapter so fast. :)

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      Hehe, well, I cannot read Japanese either..I'm summarizing based on Chinese scanlations.

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  30. Thank you so much for your summary !!! wow, it's really a fast work (in admiration in front of you *-*) ...
    I love your interpretations too.
    Yeah, the mangaka is really teasing us >.<
    But I'll wait the next chapter and before to go read the scan, I'll read your next summary ;)
    So I said you "GAMBATTE" ^________^
    :3 and one more time Thank you thank you very much Kat !!!!!!!

    Yumi.

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    1. Thanks for reading and the comment, Yumi ^-^

      Indeed..she is teasing us.

      You're welcome ^-^

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  31. Thank you,thank you very much!!!!Have a great day!!!

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      Have a great day, too ^^

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  32. Just kiss already!!!! Mou >.<
    Btw thanks for your hard work as always Kat, love ya <3
    ~mana~

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      Thanks for reading, mana ^-^

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  33. Thank you so much for your hard work! :)

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  34. Thanks soo much! I was really waiting for this chapter to come out.Great job with the translation!:3

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  35. I can't wait for the next chapter already! I doubt we will have our kiss, but... oh, I so wish it happened! It was kind of cute seeing Kuon being jealous of his Ren act. Thank you, as always for the summaries! ^_^

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      Yup, and thanks for reading ^-^

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  36. thanks too much . i realy cant wait another month . it become too long .and i dont any idea how it will be finish .ahhhhhhhhhhh iam tired from waiting .

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  37. Ah kawaii! Thx doo mucho 4 da summary & I agree wid ur idea bout da sleeping beauty theory.
    Candiie xx

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  38. thank you kat for your fast summary! im always wating to read it! cuz english translation takes some time, more spanish!
    i have to say it, but i kind of tired of kyokos fairy world. when is coming to realize the truth? she still that little girl that met corn in the past, nothing has change. at last i want her to admit that, she is in love with ren, pour ren, like the director says he is never going know.
    i hope shou doesnt show out and ruin everything. im looking foward to see the two brothers in action and wait for more hot exciting scenes.
    love your work.
    BELITEGA

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    1. Thanks for reading, BELITEGA ^-^

      Ah..not sure. That is something like 'a part of Kyouko' ever since from the start = fairy world. And, it might be realize the truth, or someone telling her, or something like an accident..ah, Jelly calling out Ren, perhaps. =P In a way, yes, she is still the same..actually, so is Corn...playing around underwater.

      Hehe..true..she didn't admit it to him so unless she changes her mind, he would have to figure that out. In a way, it is also vice-versa. ^^;

      Hopefully not..but then, there is Jelly who might interrupt.

      You mean, siblings, right? Ya..though I'm not too hopeful on that since this part is kind of like the hot exciting scenes but now, fairy tale world..with only the two of them and starting from this chapter..more acting for both.

      Thanks for the comment ^-^

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  39. Thanks for the chapter Kat!!
    Wow, i think Corn really couldn't hold his urge to be with her anymore. He juz wants that kiss so badly frm her, to make her fall for him so badly that he's bullying her.
    Well, but i do hope that Kyoko loses herself during the kiss-act (if it does happen) so that there can be some progress for their relationship. Lol
    Can't wait for 20 March!!
    Appreciate your efforts! Gambatte! :D

    Jo93~

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    1. Thanks for reading, Jo93 ^-^

      Hehe..ya, in a way.

      Perhaps..and hopefully some progress but as I've mentioned..I'm not expecting..so at least something really good ^^

      Thanks for the comment ^-^

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  40. I just cant wait for when/if she ever does/ find out corn is ren and they end up together!

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  41. love it. :) thank you for the 209 summary. can't wait until march 20. :((

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  42. thanks Kat.
    I think that Corn knows that himself as Ren doesn´t have any oportunity with kyouko for how she is about love and things related and then asks for a really wanted kiss in fairy tale mode.
    I really don´t like how the autor portraits Kyouko in this arc, exist a fine line between dreamer and psycho.

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      Is that so...

      Hehe, I think it is more on obsession with fairy tales but it does seem like psycho =P

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  43. i'm a big fan of SB from Viet Nam, i'm follow this page for a long time and i looking forward new chap day by day.
    extremelly vote to u and thank u a lots :D

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  44. Thanks for you hard work! I really want them to kiss but I wonder how kyoko will find out the truth about ren being corn. I also sort of miss Shou. Hopefully he will make an appreance soon. Alsofor some reason I feel Reino will tell kyoko the truth since he knows a little bit of ren's past. I hope he makes an apperance soon. fearless guess. What do you think

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      Hm..well, there are many possibilities for that.

      Is that so. Actually, it has been a long time since we seen the other cast. So, I'm not sure if they would suddenly appear..Shou and Reino in Guam. If Reino is the one going to tell her and he isn't in this Guam arc, it might take some time before we see that happening.

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  45. guuuu....man. I wish those two could just tell each other!!! AHhh! it's so agonizing!!! I love this chapter though and can't wait till it's translated.

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    1. Hehe..indeed...slow-paced + long wait but still quite good to keep us hooked. ^^

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  46. ohh... so the fairytale continues.. that's a lot on your head dear Kyouko!! ^^, so amusing how she can imagine those things and get persuaded to kiss..

    Well, we know how Ren and Kyouko feels for each other (though they didn't know it themselves), but does Corn really has feelings for Kyouko-chan? so, this is a battle between himself?? well, i'm "Ren" bias here, though its not his true identity.. so, if ever Kyouko will have her first kiss, i wanted it to be with "Ren".. what do you think Ms. Kat? ^^

    Probably there will be no kiss because of that "cannot use twice" thought from Corn, but if there will be a kiss, i wonder how Corn will continue his story/ explanation, setting him free by that kiss.. or perhaps, there will an excuse of because its not "true love's kiss" or something that it didn't work? will Corn take advantage of this??

    Can't wait for the next chapters.. and hoping it will be twice a month release of this slow-paced, or a monthly release of quick-paced one.. to lighten our burden, hehehe.. Thank you again Ms. Kat.. nice weekend!! <3<3<3

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    1. Yup..^^ Well, she always had a hyperactive imagination ^^

      I think Corn has feelings for Kyouko..well, in a way, he is 'Ren'..isn't he? Hm..probably..I don't quite distinguish between him and Ren. ^^; Technically, the first kiss is Shou's. ^^;; Well, since Kyouko has gone acting, it might not exactly be a 'kiss' for romance.

      Ya..there might be no kiss and I really couldn't guess what would his alibi/story be..whether to kiss or not to kiss. ^^;; This series is unpredictable that when we let down our guard, something exciting suddenly happens. Which is good in a way..keeping us up our toes.

      Ya..it used to be twice a month..but a monthly release these few years can drive us nuts especially if the cliffhanger is really exciting.

      You're welcome and have a nice weekend, too ^-^

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  47. Thank you very much for your hard work! We really appreciate your speedy and high quality chapter summaries!

    Best,
    Oreadia

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  48. thanks sooo much
    but i reallly want to see this chapter translated
    and want to se the next chapter *want it so badlyyy*

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  49. you're a lifesaver ! :) ( I'm a little bit exaggerated haha)
    anyways thank you for the summary/translation. I'm sure to check out on your page for the next chapter :)
    More powerssss!!!!

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  50. I'm honestly hoping that this is their first kiss, and that in the next arc they will have one more "acting kiss" before finally a confession. Maybe I've just gotten so used to the authors way of dragging things out, and while I've complained before, I can see why its being done this way. I hope the next arc will be Ren and Kyouko having to play a fairy tale role show. It will be a totally different act for Kyouko, one shes always wanted but will be full of unexpected strife(for her, I think as an audience we can imagine quiet a bit of trouble that it will bring.)

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    1. Hehe, is that so..

      Hm..it would be nice if there is..but if there is none, this is the best opportunity for Kyouko to fulfill her dream of acting of being in a fairy tale..and even a princess..instead of always the 'bully/witch' ^^

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  51. :D my first thought after finishing reading is "in next chapter the roles will turn around and Kyouko will force herself on Kuon :D" it might be since she has now set for saving him and it would be hilarious when he struggles to run away from her forcing a kiss on him :D hehehe I have no idea what the author is brewing for us in the future but thanks to Tokyo Crazy Paradise I think all will be subtly entwined and will be fulfilling at the end...although when the end will be?...

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    1. Yup..it would be hilarious if that happens ^^ Hope it will be a good one ^^

      True..and with the pacing..indeed, when it will be..

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  52. Thank you for the summary, Kat. I'm glad I found my way to your blog. You gotta a fan! ^^

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      Glad to hear that ^^

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  53. Man its been 200+ chapters, thats two romance mangas worth of chapters that you can start and finish if you were a mangaka. This story at this point should be about the complications of going out with Ren while being a highly sot after actress; and how they both juggle their carrier and relationship weather its secret or not. Or it could be the same if it was Shou, either way this manga should be in the lets see if they can stay together phase of the story. I mean we haven't even got a confession.

    Ps I complain because I like the story, but it can be so much more then it is right now.

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    1. True..and one have to be awed that as a mangaka, she is able to slow-paced this manga up to this extent and it is still very popular. It seems that it can easily end..but it seems that there are still a lot of things that can be happen.


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  54. Argh. You have no idea how much I'm annoyed at myself for not finding this sooner. It's been 18 days already! Thank you, I'm really grateful for this. I've been monitoring the manga websites everyday and this chapter hasn't been translated yet, so thank you :D

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  55. Thanks a lot! It was amazing! Your summaries are always super precise! Amazing! Like katnip ;)
    - Eva Snow

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  56. If they kiss... that makes me nervous for any possible future relationship. Once the truth comes out to Kyouko about Kuon/Ren being the same person... well... I doubt that she will take that well. Especially after being lied to by Shou and broken hearted. I could see her being very hurt and shutting herself in even more once she finds out.

    And she will find out. Secrets don't always stay secret... especially when love is involved!

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    1. True, mypurplelover..things might get messy though I don't think the mangaka would make things overly dramatic and serious..and I hope she won't pull of the 'worst scenario which can really drag the series on to infinity'. ^^;

      Hm..about being lied..actually, it won't be the first time from Ren..iirc, he easily tricked her before but in comparison to Shou, I think what hurts Kyouko more than the lies is actually she is being used like tissue and thrown away = maid as he climb up to stardom.

      Indeed..and that would be a major plot progress.

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  57. Am I the ONLY one who's getting frustrated about how messy Kuon in making this??
    Even if they do kiss; he'll eventually have to tell her he's not actually a fairy, and about the whole Ren-thing, and then she'll be so disapoined and feel used and such. OR she'll end up kissing Ren or at least admitting her feelings or whatever later on in the show, but even so he's eventually gonna have to tell her the fact that Corn and Ren are both him, and about the fairy thing, his past, his father and so on... Can you imagine how confused she'll be?? She won't be able to trust him at all afterwards..
    - Elize -

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    1. Possible, Elize..but if Kyouko learns of his 'sob story' and why there is a 'Ren' existed, would she still be confused and react adversely? Ren didn't really 'existed' to fool her, right? Well, Corn did but then, that was when they were kids? ^^; I guess it boils down to, are those lies unforgivable for Kyouko.

      So, given those scenarios you've mentioned, I'm really curious how the mangaka would pull this off and keep us reading but not to the point of frustration and give up on this series..well, it is hard especially to those who had been reading this for a long time which happen to include myself.. ^^;

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  58. I have a feeling that Ren will kiss Kyoko , and then he will tell her that he was acting as Kuon the fairy she knew when she was little ( because she told him before about Kuon ) , and that it was an acting practice .LOL this story is getting so boring about the fairies thing that i can't think of something more ridiculous than this .Plus i don't know where the author is going because it's getting kind of messy .So let's wait and see...

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    1. Is that so.. though I'm not too convinced that he will tell her that he's Kuon because he still has his past issues unresolved. But then, who knows..it might actually happen. =P

      Hehe..well, I think the fairy tale stuff is amusing even if it is kind of ridiculous. ^^

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  59. I can't believe this site only just showed up. Thank you so much for the translation! I will definitely return. I was getting depressed waiting for the update. Am content to read translation and see drawings separately. Thanks again.

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  60. This is my preview of skip beat when I can't wait any longer! Thank you! Xx

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  61. Thank you so much for your updating! ^_^ I don't know where you are from but you sure can translate chinese or japanese so...have you ever think about doing some translation on the raws, replacing the first language with english? I think we all would need someone like you to fast spread out the english version into the world! LOL xD It's very frustrating to know that the next chapter is released but we can't read it becuase of this linguistic gap! xD If you ever think of doing it I'm sure everyone will love you even more than now (and you're very loved already xD). Anyway thanks for let us know what's going on between Kyoko chan and Corn/Ren! Above their kissing scene(that I prefer would be Kyoko-Ren and not Kyoko-Corn) I can't wait to see when Kyoko will finally understand that she's talking with the same man! I predict some world-war-3-reaction xD ahahahah!
    -Manu-

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    1. Thanks for reading, ^^Manu^^

      Ah, it's Chinese. Hm..not really. Scanlating is hard work and I'm more at ease with summaries than script translations.

      Is that so..and hopefully so. If she finally knows, that would be a major progress for the plot. Well, hope that would be fun ^^

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  62. this fairy talk has turned into a real drag :( how many chapters will it last????

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