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Hirunaka No Ryuusei 63 – So, Suzume slipped out that she’s going steady with Mamura. Yukichi turns out to be very overprotective and it is time to check out the boyfriend. Apparently, he is easy to impress just by some ‘formal’ gift for house visiting. Since it is Mamura’s father who told him to bring that, hehe, I think he really wants to impress Suzume’s household ^^ After all, Mamura’s father is rooting for the two. Even if he is overprotective, I’m surprised that her uncle let them stay in their room for privacy instead of well, the living room. Of course, the door is open so that they won’t do any hanky-panky. I honestly don’t know what Suzume is thinking to make Mamura look at her uncle’s album. At the start of that, I already have a feeling that they would stumble on Shishio’s picture, and she did. Well, at least it ended up with the two in that awkward position though I’m not sure how Mamura would react if he learns what she doesn’t want him to see. Whether he sees it or not, the mood would be spoiled. Since the cliffhanger is whether to kiss or not, based on the shoujou-s I’ve read, most likely no. It is pretty much a set-up for Yukichi to suddenly come in with the tea. Of course, maybe in a different kissing scenario in the next chapter since the kiss topic has already been mentioned, and thought of by Suzume =P There is some nice chemistry stuff between them over liking the same villain character ^^ Regarding Yuyuka, since it is Yuyuka, I think it is understandable that she won’t tell Suzume about Shishio. Since she adores Mamura, I don’t think she would tell Suzume and make her all confused which lowers Mamura’s chances with her. It did makes me wonder if I were in that situation, should I tell a friend that her crush actually likes her even after he rejected her and that friend is currently going steady with another guy whom she doesn’t exactly have a deep love yet? Telling it to the friend would indeed cause complications but then, if one doesn’t, the friend might later on say, ‘how come you didn’t tell me, we could have been happy together in love’. ^^; Hm, maybe just let it be and go with the notion, if they were meant to be, they will be =P Also, it is also up to Shishio/the crush if he wants to still pursue the girl or not since he did reject her/lied to her about not liking her.
Naruto 668 – Gai/Guy has stolen the limelight. Even if it is unlikely he does anything major to Madara since he isn’t the main lead but one cannot help but cheer him on for that. Persistent even if there seems to be no hope = that kind of characteristic is usually for main leads in other series. Even if the others are worried about him dying because of it, but I think a man should do what a man has to do in this kind of situation. After all, if he doesn’t do that now, when is he going to do it? It is the ‘end of the world’ and one has to risk everything even one’s life to stop the person causing that. Isn’t that what one makes a hero? Even if it is kind of suicidal, in this case, there is a lot to gain if he succeed or delay the inevitable a bit. It makes me think that the others do not have that kind of mindset that they tend to be bystanders. I’m wondering though if it would be better if the others would fight together against Madara or it would be better to just stand by so that they would still have someone to fight Madara if he fails. ^^;; In a way, with the flashback, this shows how his father had taught and inspired him. Then, he passed it on to his disciple so somehow, his father’s will/teaching still lives on..if Gai/Lee/both lives through this ^^
Bleach 572 – so, from peek-a-boo guy, it is now imagination guy. I have to say the mangaka can be quite creative with the powers of the enemies. I thought Yachiru would pull out some bankai on that guy or, something like she doesn’t think so she couldn’t imagine = not effective on her. Anyway, what most people are waiting for is back. I’m not sure I’m happy that Kenpachi would be just up against, some brat. ^^;
One Piece 741 – after some blind faith and crushed dwarves, Usopp finally ‘man-s up’ and attacks. Hopefully, he delivers since most of the people here are depending on him. After his confession, maybe the dwarves will learn not to be too trusting. Hm..I wonder why not attack Sugar and just the slime guy..well, of course, it is slime guy who has been bullying the dwarves. ^^; Well, maybe Usopp will have a real bounty after this arc. And, I guess after the Kyros’ flashback, it will be the signal for him and the other toys to become humans and make a lot of Doflamingo’s veins pop ^^ Since he had a sob story flashback, does that make Kyros a candidate to be a SH new member? Unlikely because like Rebecca, his goal has always been protecting each other but possible, there is something more than that, something like change his reputation and being a ‘famous pirate who helps/change the world with SH’? And, since Luffy is there and if Kyros did something amazing, he might say, ‘cool, be my nakama’ =P