March 17, 2014

Kobayashi ga Kawai Sugite Tsurai [Chapter 35]

While carrying Mego, Chiharu says that he will tell her Aoi’s true face and everything about his past. Mego wonders what he meant, and could it be that something had already happened to Aoi. Chiharu repeats that Mego really didn’t hear Aoi mention it and she is totally not trusted by Aoi. It is a bull’s eye for Mego. Chiharu says that obviously she doesn’t know a thing about Aoi so how could she say something like ‘like’[/love] and that’s truly a joke. This made Mego flustered. She thinks that Chiharu knows the Aoi whom she doesn’t know. She really wants to hear it and perhaps, she would know find out the reason why Aoi couldn’t touch a girl. Chiharu starts to tell Mego that Aoi’s right eye.. Mego swallows and covers Chiharu’s mouth while he is saying, ‘before ba’. While Chiharu struggles in telling her to let her hands off his mouth, Mego exclaims that she doesn’t want to hear it. She starts singing out loud. Then, she tells him that no, if Aoi doesn’t want talk about that, then she won’t hear it from him [Chiharu]. Recalling Chiharu telling her that she is totally not trusted by Aoi, Mego says that maybe he is right but she will wait and strive hard to become a truly trustable girlfriend of Aoi, then, she’ll wait for Aoi to tell it to her himself. Thinking that she truly still doesn’t know a lot about him, Mego tells Chiharu that the Aoi she knows is someone who would help a girl whom he met for the first time without consideration for his own safety. “He really thinks about his younger sister. Kitties and puppies-type of cute animals willing go near him. He is a very nice person. Even if he is very shy and not quite good in social interaction, but he would sincerely convey his feelings to me. (There are times when he would show a lonely look that makes one think that it is unreal, and [makes one] think of wanting to protect him).”
She smiles and continues, “Only knowing these, for me, it is already enough to ‘fall in love’ with [/to like] him. (Only these reasons are enough. Aside from these, what else do I need?)” Mego notices Chiharu looking surprised. He says to let.. He throws her away and shouts that he told her to quickly let go of her hand because he couldn’t breathe that he wants to kill her. Biting his teeth and clenching his fist, Chiharu says that right now, she can say that enthusiastically but one day, she will also become like him JUST LIKE THAT TIME.. This surprises Mego. At the café, Aoi’s co-workers call out to him while he is sweeping the floor. A couple of guys say that today, they have a lot of customers who kept on asking them about Aoi’s contact information and helping him reject it is a waste of effort. They tell him that it is hindering the store’s business and he should think of a way to deal with it. Aoi apologizes for the trouble. The two guys are jealous and infuriated over how popular Aoi is. They start accusing him for being some playboy that makes people jealous and up to now, he must have gone out with a lot of girls. Blushing Aoi says no, right now, he is going steady with someone who is his first love. They are shocked that Aoi is unexpectedly very decent when they wanted to tease him to the point of being embarrassed. The co-worker says that his girlfriend is definitely like a model type beautiful girl, right? Aoi shows them of the photo sticker he took with Mego. They think that she looks ordinary and why does the picture turn out that way. The two guys nervously say that it is truly a girlfriend with personality so what does he like about her. After repeating their question, Aoi blushes really red. The guys wonder what’s up with that cute reaction.
Aoi says that with her, he felt quite at ease. “Her external appearance coincides with her inner thoughts [/does what she thinks]. Even if I did some small things for her, she will burst into a happy smile. Perhaps, for other people, they would think that she is very ordinary but for me, she is a very beautiful and very cute person. ..I *blush* had been saying things randomly. I’m sorry about that..” The two guys are moved and think that this guy is a super good youth. While thinking that he’s so cute and pure[/innocent], they offer to help him sweep the floor. Blushing Aoi thanks them. While walking by the bridge, Mego summons her courage to ask Chiharu to give back her hairclip. While blushing, she explains that Aoi used his first working salary to buy it for her so it is a very special gift so.. This irks Chiharu. He says okay, he’ll give it back to her. He throws it to the river and tells her to quickly get it. Mego is horrified. It turns out that Chiharu tricked her for he is still holding the hair clip. He is amused over her ugly face. Just when he is telling her that she’s stupid for it is actually still.., Mego had already jumped down the bridge to the river. Now, it is Chiharu’s turn to have a shock over what Mego did. Looking for the hair clip in the river, she doesn’t want to lose it. She recalls when Aoi said that it really suited her. Then, Mego remembers that she couldn’t swim. ^^; While Chiharu wonders if she is kidding, Mego starts to sink and drown. Chiharu has no choice but to jump down and save her. After bringing her back to the surface, furious Chiharu shouts over Mego being a stupid girl for how can a person jump into the water without knowing how to swim. Mego is still groggy and imagines Chiharu to be Aoi. She hugs him tight that Chiharu couldn’t breathe. He shouts what she’s doing, stinky girl. To Chiharu’s surprise Mego tearfully apologizes to him, thinking that he’s Aoi, for she lost the gift he gave her. She thinks that Aoi is a very, very nice person so he definitely would smile and forgive her but it is because he is such a nice person that she would want to treasure it more.
While she kept on crying, she exclaims, “I’ll definitely find it, wait for me..!!” Mego passes out from exhaustion. While walking towards the river bank with Mego, Chiharu mutters that he is really defeated by this girl that just for this hair clip, she would unexpectedly do that as if her life depended on it. “Haha. Then, I should really throw away *holds up the hair clip* this thing. *holds clip to the river* throw--.. *suddenly holds the hair clip tight and looks flustered* definitely, if I throw it away, no matter how many times, this stupid girl would jump down again. *holds her hair up and puts the hair clip on her hair.* I won’t [throw] this kind of [rare?] thing. I give it back to you, okay, stupid girl..” Riding a taxi, Mego is still sleeping with Chiharu’s his coat on her. Chiharu notices Mego muttering Aoi’s name. Then, she says, no..that isn’t totoro-jiru [yam soup], that’s natto. [<- during their first date] Chiharu lets out a laugh for Aoi ate natto and totoro-jiru. He wonders what kind of dream this stupid girl is having. Chiharu snaps out of it and angrily asks what he is laughing about for this girl is just a bait to provoke Aoi to act seriously. Taking out his cellphone, he tells himself not to be confused by her and do not put in his feelings because of that. Soon, Aoi bids his co-workers good job and he’s leaving. They happily greet him back and tell him to greet his girlfriend for them. [<- being polite] Aoi notices that someone sent him a message but then, he hasn’t seen the [email] address before. “Who could it be..?” He is shocked to see that it is passed out Mego sleeping on the bed. Aoi drops the cellphone and nervously mutters Mego’s name. Chiharu has taken a picture of Mego on the bed, and then he touches her hair. Narration: “That day, I poured out my feelings and there’s no pretense in it. *scene of Mego telling Aoi that she likes him the most* Aoi-kun, no matter what happens, you must believe in me.”
Comment: It is really nice how these two profess their love for each other to other people even while they are apart. Of course, what’s coming up next is would their actions go beyond the words. From what Mego said, it seems unlikely that upon knowing Aoi’s past, she would suddenly hate Aoi like Chiharu does. The highly possible reaction which would hurt/traumatize Aoi again is if Mego fears him..like after she wakes up and sees him after he’s gone through Chiharu. =P The other highly possibly outcome is like how Aoi reacted before when she, as Mitsuru, got involved with Aoi’s enemies at the arcade. That is, he would have to leave her in order to protect her since his enemies would likely see her as Aoi’s weakness and an easy target. Maybe that way, Mego would somewhat lose her naïveté on hopes of protecting Aoi in ways that she thought of – physically which she has a long way to go, and well, about dealing with the problem by herself since things are becoming worse than she would probably had imagined. It seems that they would have to deal with trust issues. If Aoi seems to not to trust her enough about her past, she doesn’t seem to trust him enough to tell him about her problem with Chiharu. Of course, there is also fear over totally losing the hair clip because of Chiharu’s threat. As expected, Mego doesn’t want to hear the truth from Chiharu but rather from Aoi himself. It is nice how she doesn’t cower when Chiharu tried to destroy how she views Aoi because of the trust issue. She is with him enough to pretty much know and love the Aoi she does know, and perhaps, felt how sincere and innocent he is while with her. From their interactions, Chiharu seem to be fond of Aoi before but he has this mindset of ‘defeating him in a duel’. What could be the reason for it that it is overpowering whatever presumably happier memories there are, between them? Is it just some satisfaction of ‘teaching Aoi a lesson’ or ‘want to prove he’s better than Aoi’ type of thing or totally something else? I wonder if plan A regarding threatening Mego with the hair clip is for him to date her publicly, then maybe it is to make other people tell Aoi he is making a move on his girl and make Aoi beat him up..rather fight him? But then, if it is that, he had already accomplished it so why go to plan B – bring unconscious Mego to his room and send that picture to Aoi? Trying to disillusion Mego regarding Aoi isn’t exactly intentionally either for it is only brought up when Mego is asking what his problem with nice Aoi. Well, since we are already at this point, I imagine some scenarios like Chiharu is undressing Mego since her dress is wet and Aoi sees them in an awkward position...bloody mess afterwards, or Chiharu falling for Mego, does some lovey-dovey thing and Aoi sees them..still a bloody mess afterwards. If he does fall for Mego, Chiharu might go to a similar Azusa path – used to be bully the sibling [Aoi/Shino] then falls for the Kobayashi twin. So, I’m kind of hoping a different scenario with Chiharu. Or, if the theory that Chiharu and Azusa are related is true, Azusa comes in and Chiharu doing something to Mego..Azusa beats him up for it since Mego is her future sister-in-law. Hehe, I’m assuming that Chiharu is weak against Azusa ^^; Still based on that theory, Azusa comes in the room with Mitsuru and sees the two in an awkward position, Chiharu would be beaten up by Mitsuru. Hehe, I’m in a comedic bloodbath mood after reading a couple of shoujo wherein the lead guy goes threatening some other guy for messing with his girlfriend. Well, comedic since this is a comedy-romance series, right? So, something serious like what happened to a certain cat guy in Kyou, Koi wo Hajimemasu is unlikely. Well, Aoi has already threatened Chiharu, and Chiharu still did that. He also unintentionally caused Mego to almost drown. What would become of him after Aoi and, presumably the rest goes through him? Unless, Aoi goes all wimp about not hurting anyone and that kind of stuff. Well, if Chiharu is also not serious when he is fighting with Aoi earlier, then that’s good for him but he is already serious and Aoi isn’t, he must be suicidal. ^^; Maybe the upcoming fight, if there is one, would reveal what’s under the eyepatch =P Scans by 工作室 PS. The Chinese scanlations doesn’t come out immediately after the Japanese raws so I’ll really appreciate it if no one spoils me what would happen in the next chapter. Thank you.

Quote of the day:
I have always thought the actions of men the best interpreters of their thoughts. ~ John Locke

20 comments:

  1. As I thought, Mego won't let Chiharu reveal Aoi's secret. It seems to me that there'll be an action next chapter. Hahaha. Aoi vs Chiharu. Woooohhh.. Something to look forwart to.

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    1. Ya..maybe and hopefully, it will be fun ^^

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  2. Thanks Kat. So funny your thought about Chiharu being beat up by one of the trio. He doesn't have love for his life. ;) This chapter was so cute with Aoi and Mego reactions.

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    1. You're welcome, Yasmin ^-^

      Yup ^^

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  3. Thank you very much for the translation.

    I do not think Chiharu tries to take advantage of Mego. Although in many of the stories of Go Ikeyamada, the girl protagonist has his first time (sometimes more than the first) with a guy and she ends up with another guy, this first time (and the others) is always consensual.

    Honestly, I think Chiharu is already falling in love with Mego. I think his behavior is being Tsundere.

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    1. Are you referring to her Moe Kare? Hahaha. Read that too. Well, I read all of Ikeyamada Go's mangas and I think there are similarities in each.

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    2. Thanks for reading ^-^

      True..somewhat like Azusa?

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  4. Your "Chiharu bring up theories" made me laugh! Perhaps one of ur theories may be right. LOL Chiharu is already falling in love with Mego. I think he will not admit his feelings for Mego until later in the chapters. :) btw thanks for the summary! <3 Tika

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    1. Yup, I'm hoping something funny like that ^^

      True..maybe later on.

      Thanks for reading, Tika ^-^

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  5. A curious thing, this manga mentions that Mego has become more beautiful, but Aoi shows a photo that is before that. Also, Aoi says that many consider Mego ordinary (though he does not).

    I'm confused.

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    1. Hm..it seems that Aoi is basing it on the previous perception of others including Mitsuru of Mego. Unless, the mangaka is basing it on the previous perception of others ^^;

      So far, after the time skip, only one guy is shown to have an interest in Mego. In some ways, she is 'ordinary' = doesn't attract that much fans like Aoi or Azusa. I hope that helps. ^^

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  6. whoaahh.. Mego's so cute here.. she's getting prettier, unlike from the picture Aoi had shown his co-workers. i wonder what will be their reactions/ impressions when they meet Mego personally and get to know her.. ^^ And Aoi is so cute blushing like that in front of others while expressing how much he cherish Mego.. <3<3<3

    That Chiharu.. so irritating.. from this chapter, things will be getting complicated.. i hope Mego can come out from his blackmails.. i really wanted Chiharu to change his visions thru Mego's good personality (how she will treat him) And you're right Ms. Kat, there will be problems involving trust between the couple. Though i think Mego has enough trust from the fact that she wanted to respect the reason why Aoi didn't tell her about the past.. or maybe there's something in her heart and is afraid to know the truth?

    ohhh... that picture! any boyfriend will get angry and insanely troubled by that.. i wonder what will happen on the next chapter.. i wanted Chiharu to get the punishment he deserves, but i don't want Aio to be seen as the bad guy here.. from your comments Ms. Kat, it seems that Ai some dark past that he's avoiding, kind of make me think of "Ren" from Skip Beat..

    Anyway, thank you for the summary and very full comment.. i also wanted to see the action-comedy.. hehehe.. \^o^/

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    1. Yup ^^ They'll probably fall for her but well, her heart belongs only to Aoi. Ya..he's really in love and she's his first ^^

      Indeed..I hope she can though because he gave back the hairclip, I think she already won over the blackmail. Hm..I think he knows of her good personality. In a way, he seems to have a good impression of Aoi since he didn't exactly refute how Mego sees Aoi. The issue is probably the reason why Chiharu wants a sincere duel with Aoi. I think Aoi is not ready to confront it. That is based on his reaction when he tried to tell it to her. Probably also the fear on how Mego will react = he might lose her? Maybe something like that.

      Ya and it is indeed kind of like that..though Aoi has a 'psychological side effect' from it = cannot touch girls.

      Thanks for reading ^-^ Yup, I'm hoping for that ^^

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    2. And, it won't hurt to put in some cool poses while they are at it =P

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  7. Yup, as expected Mego tells Uesugi that she wants to hear it from Aoi. But, I'm proud of her in a way because I know the temptation would be too much for me :P Wow, I didn't think Uesugi to fall for Mego so quickly. He even kept her clip even though it made him jealous. I'm starting to see Uesugi's kind interior even he's rough around the edges. He's a definite tsundere lol. I wonder why Uesugi proclaims he hates Aoi so much, but sometimes he laughs over fond memories of him. Is he forced to hate him in a way? I wonder....

    Mego is quite unrealistically devoted to Aoi. It surprises me at times and then I realize it's a manga XD Anyone would be lucky to have a girlfriend like her. However, she is dense to the point it's frustrating me. I hope she realizes Uesugi's developing feelings for her before Aoi and Uesugi get hurt getting caught in this love triangle situation. But knowing Ikeyamada sensei, it's definitely going to happen.

    Aoi's secret past is killing me. Who was that woman that caused him to fear women so much? What is behind his eye patch? Why is Uesugi harbor a hatred towards him? However, seeing how much he loves Mego while talking to his co-workers satisfies me for now. I started laughing when he showed them their picture together. Haha, so cute :D Aoi is quite good at capturing the hearts of girls and boys everywhere, haha.

    Thanks again Kat for the detailed translation! You're the best!

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    1. Yup, Grace ^^ Indeed, tsundere-type like Azusa. I'm also wondering around that..something must have happened.

      That's right ^^ Is that so, it is a mangaka's trend.

      Indeed..hopefully, we'll learn more in the coming chapters. Yup, and he blushes a lot for a guy =P

      Thanks for reading and the comment ^-^

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  8. Thank you very much for your summaries!

    Azusa is my favorite but Mego is such a cutie >_< I really hope she ends up with Aoi (I already fell in love with this bishonen!) although the other guy is handsome I prefer Aoi like 10000 better!

    I need more Azusa x Mitsuru, its like on Ikeyamada´s Suzuki-kun with the text implied "Two couples, for friends" and you have like 99% Sayaka x Suzuki and leaving so little of the other pair. I really hope she would make equal the number of chapters for Mego x Aoi for this cute couple. Also we have seen so little Aoi´s sister since the Mitsuru´s give up love chapter...
    I really enjoy your summaries you make them so interesting! :3 Thanks to you I am reading almost all the manga you are reviewing, you make them look as the great deal (They are, but something has your writting that it looks even better)
    I do spoil myself with the raws and can´t wait to see next chapters So far I think this is indeed Ikeyamada Go´s best manga.

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    1. Thanks for reading, Maika ^-^

      Yup ^^

      True..maybe if there is more on Aoi's past, Shino would have more role. For now, I'm not sure how she can fit in the story with Chiharu on offensive and the other two are trying to catch a stalker. Hm..so in the previous series, there is a lot of the other couple? In a way, I think it is a bit balance though more focus on Aoi x Mego since the mangaka is making the twins experience the same things at the same time ^^

      Thanks for the comment ^-^ ^///^

      Is that so..and from the promos + spreads, it seems to be her best one ^^

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  9. Thank you so much the summary. :) I can't wait for the next one

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