March 6, 2014

Miseinen Dakedo Kodomo Janai [Chapter 23]

Nao look surprised as Isuzu kissed Karin who is also surprised that she dropped the crystal. Just when Nao is going to call Karin’s name, the others are screaming over seeing yuri [Girls Love] happening in front of their eyes. Isuzu tells them to shut up for it isn’t yuri. While putting his arms on stunned Karin’s shoulders, Isuzu says that sooner or later, they are going to get married and anyway, they just went to a marriage trip so there’s no big deal with just a kiss. The others blush and some girls say that he’s so cute. Isuzu tells Karin that from today on, he’ll squarely seduce her for he isn’t like that guy who kept their relationship a secret from others. Karin wonders whom he is referring to. She turns around and is shock to see Nao behind her. She covers her lips and quickly runs off. Nao mutters, wait..and then, he is startled when Isuzu calls out to him what is it, it seems that he wanted to chase after her. He asks Nao if he knows his girlfriend. Nao tensely says no. Nao gives him the crystal and says that it seems that his girlfriend drop this. Isuzu thanks him and says that he’ll give it back to her. Isuzu whispers to him that in front of everyone, even if he makes up some reason, it is also impossible for him to chase after Karin for he already signed the divorce with Karin so he no longer has any relation with her. Isuzu tells him to just give her to him. Nao is flustered as Isuzu walks away with girls squealing over how manly Isuzu is. At the soccer field, Isuzu is calling out for Karin to come out and didn’t she say that she absolutely won’t run away from cram school. Isuzu thinks that he’s too slow in chasing her. He becomes flustered and wonders if that kiss is a bit over the top. Isuzu texts Karin his apology for suddenly doing that in front of everyone and he only wanted to show how manly he is in front of her. He assures her that he’ll definitely protect her so don’t worry about the rumors that will arise from that. He also wrote that even if he said those words, that guy didn’t even think of chasing after her. He passes by Karin who is hiding behind the wall.
Karin closes her cellphone and thinks that she already knew that, it is impossible for Nao, who hid their marriage from everyone else, to chase after her. She starts to cry that even if no one is there, he won’t chase after her because he wanted to divorce her. Then, she spots a soccer ball in front of her. Memories of Nao flood her brain then Nao grabs the ball and shouts that he found her. She asks why and he asks if she’s alright. She turns around and shouts what, he obviously wanted to divorce her and isn’t it very strange for him to be still worried about her. Nao says that it is because it seems that she’s going to cry. She screams that whether she’s crying or encountered something bad, didn’t he just ignore those and divorced her. Nao says no, didn’t he already clearly explained the reason when he gave her the divorce paper. Karin angrily shouts that after he said divorce, her brain went blank so whatever he told her before, she totally didn’t know. Nao says that he divorced her because he wanted her to become happy. Karin asks what he meant by that. She stands up and angrily shouts that he would suddenly say that the reason of the divorce is because of her, and how can she easily accept that kind of reason. While Nao is explaining, Karin starts crying again for she would immediately become unhappy after they divorce. Karin quickly runs off then turns around to shout that thanks to him, she doesn’t want to listen to whatever he says right now. “If you’re a man, then please squarely and clearly say out what you’re thinking! So that afterwards, I can also properly think about this divorce thing!? *pause* Please don’t make this divorce thing.. *turns away* seem like a simple thing like the marriage!” She walks away and stops at the hallway to think that even if it is quietly and secretly, he still chased after her. She is surprised when Nao appears in front of her. While holding her upper arms, he apologizes for not properly explaining things. “I will tell you everything that I had been truly thinking, will you.. listen..?” Karin nods. Fangirls scream over what this is about, let that girl go, and what is their relationship. Nao apologizes to them but right now, he wants the two of them to privately talk so if they want to know something, he’ll tell them about it later on, okay? The fangirls are shock that Nao is glared at them.
By the staircase, Nao admits to Karin that ever since living with her, he had noticed that she is quite a good kid and it made his guilt become stronger. She had totally accepted the hard life with him in contrast to her prosperous life before. She also has that serious awareness that she’ll live with him throughout her life. He obviously had a shallow thinking of marriage as living together, and he still wanted to apologize to her for saying those mean things [<- hating her, etc after the wedding]. Karin should obviously have a marriage filled with love and he is really regretful about involving her on his own with this planned[/tactical] marriage. At that time, Isuzu told him that in his heart, it has always been Karin so he thought that Isuzu is better for Karin than him since Karin who is an ojousama [milady] ever since she’s young. Also, Isuzu told him that he’ll use his parents’ power to erase Karin’s divorce record from the registry. Karin says so that’s what it is but if Isuzu didn’t say that destroy divorce record, what does he plan to do. After looking surprised, Nao says that he plans to use his whole life in properly protecting her. Karin looks flustered. She stands up and shouts that she doesn’t understand what he is saying and anyway, after the divorce, she thinks that they would still be together just like now. Nao says no, after the divorce they won’t see each other and right now, someone like him is unsuitable[/undeserving] to be at her side but.. He stands up and says that when he becomes more mature and grown to be able to properly face her, then, can he asks her to see him. Looking away, Karin asks what’s up with that casual arrangement and until that time, she might already found a perfect person. Nao says that it is alright, as long as she’s able to attain happiness. Karin seems to bite her lip, then she turns around to face Nao. In ojousama mode, she tells him if that is so, then, she, Karin agrees to sign the divorce.
Comment: Well, I was right that she didn’t sign the divorce yet though I didn’t quite expect that it will be Nao himself who would be the one to convince her to do it. ^^; It seems that Nao is indeed a complacent type of guy. It is like, ‘it’s okay if he gets Karin or not, as long she’s happy’. For now, he is setting her free rather than holding her down to him so that maybe, she can meet other guys and well, if she’s meant for him in the future, things will work out. I’m not sure if that is actually good or what..I mean, she loves him and he seems to love her enough to wish for her happiness but not enough to want to possess her-type of love. It seems like Nao is opting for ‘improve self before relationship’ because why not just stay in the marriage and work things out since they love each other. Maybe, it is more on his guilt being overwhelming if he kept on staying with her? About the divorce, I’m not sure if Isuzu is to blame or not..maybe partly? The first reason seems to be not since Nao thinks that Isuzu is more suitable for Karin, the second one seems to be that this divorce stuff wouldn’t have happened if Isuzu didn’t mention the erase divorce record. Still, the divorce is mainly due to the couple and it isn’t like Isuzu put a gun on Nao’s head and make him sign the divorce because in the end, I think that was Nao’s choice to do it because of his belief that it is for Karin’s happiness. Is it just me or these two guys are presuming what is Karin’s happiness and not actually knowing what it is that she wants/makes her happy..and it doesn’t help that she is indeed going along with what they want/think that she wants/make her happy in the end? ^^;; I’m not sure if it is the same in the other aspects of their life but based on this chapter, it shows the difference between Nao and Isuzu regarding romance. Nao is ‘okay-okay..what will be, will be’, has a tendency to act if only because some other factors urged him to, secretive and think before acting. Isuzu is quite proactive, will make things happen to get what he wants, brazen and can be quite impulsive = do first then think later. Well, if the divorce really happened, I guess it will put the two guys in ‘equal footing’ in courting Karin. I would want to say make the ‘best man’ win but then, Nao already has the edge of being loved by Karin and this is a fixed couple series. I somehow wish to make things a bit amusing if we actually have a third guy here..hm..say, a foreign transfer student..maybe a fanboy type for comedy ^^ Anyway, we’ll see how the story goes from here on, after the divorce, if it happens..since it seems we are back to square one = everyone is single. I’m also saying that ‘if the divorce pushes through’ since there is always this ‘popular wedding story’ on the cover for its marketing so what’s the point if they are no longer married. ^^; Scans by allwink

Quote of the day:
Although every man believes that his decisions and resolutions involve the most multifarious factors, in reality they are mere oscillation between flight and longing.  ~Herman Broch

26 comments:

  1. I really love this manga. It's probably my favorite. Thank you so much for always doing a summary because the publication of the english translation is always so slow. I love Nao, and him letting go just makes me fangirl over and over again. Urgh! I love Karin too. She's got the most optimistic personality and her perseverance is just unbelievable. I love this manga to bits! Thank you so much.

    ~MARIA

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  2. I was like: "Oh yes chapter 23's summary finally came out." By the way, thanks. I didn't understand it too much when I saw its raws back then.

    I kinda admire Isuzu cause he's more upfront of his feelings for Karin. However, I understand what Nao is feeling about their marriage. First thing, they're still in high school. Society is quite cruel you know. Of course, they have something to say about it and to add up, it's just a marriage of convenience. He totally didn't love her at first. As you say, this is his guilt trip. But I sympathize with Karin. After all, it's true that marriage is so easy but separation isn't. He didn't discuss it with her even if he knows that they are technically husband-and-wife. Of course, questions would swarm her and she would make her own assumptions. *SPOILER ALERT* I sympathize with Karin more when I knew that she continued to live in that old apartment after what Nao told her. She was that hopeful that one day, he'll come back like nothing happened and they'll continue living together.

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  3. Nao have his way with words. I think he said that he will face her when he is mature and grow up because he is in his senior year while she is in sophomore year. He have 2 years to grow up and probably work with Karin's father's company, or his own plus I am sure he will attend a college. Karin also have 2 years to mature, and meet many boys from her current grade year to senior year. Knowing Karin's determinate attitude, she will definitely attend to a college. I bet Karin will grow up beautiful after she graduate then Nao see her and his heart will go doki doki! lol! btw, thanks for the summary! <3 Tika

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    1. Possible..though I thought what he meant by mature is about love and not about occupation. ^^;

      True..though Karin tends to be closed-minded regarding guys, based on how she judge a potential boyfriend based on looks and position..iirc in the first chapter. She already found her 'perfect prince' so I somewhat doubt she'll entertain other guys even if she tries to make Nao jealous by saying she might find some other perfect guy. Hehe..I think she is already beautiful..probably more mature, personality-wise. =P

      Thanks for reading, Tika ^-^

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  4. Thanks again for the summary ^__^

    This divorce arc is surely dragging itself to the point that it's become boring. Izusu is pushy and Nao too lenient. Also Karin seems to think everything will happily-ever-after work out in the end (she is an ojousama after all hahaha), so we see no development. If we consider the author's previous work (KKWH), probably another girl will appear to fight over Nao. I hope not >_<

    Go go, Nao, get her back <3

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    1. Thanks for reading, kaceyminamino ^-^

      In a way, yes..I thought it is suppose to be about 'fighting to not divorce'..and it is becoming, 'okay, divorce is good'. ^^;

      True..and possible. If basing on KKwH..I'm thinking this point is like the time when the guy 'chase' after the girl on his birthday then they start all over again..and maybe later, another girl..and then resolve the mother issue..

      Hehe..unless something happens, I think Nao is kind of asking Karin to wait for him to mature.

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  5. Thank you for the summary! Great as always \o/!

    Let me share something with you :P

    The chapter 24 is out here *-*. Look, LOOOOOOK! *~*

    http://raffmanga.ch/manga/miseinen-dakedo-kodomo-ja-nai/

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

      Thanks but I will wait for the Chinese scanlation.

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  6. Thank you so much❤️ love your blog

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    1. You're welcome and thanks, Pookie ^-^

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  7. Will you be doing Kobayashi soon!!!!! Japanese raws are out: http://tieba.baidu.com/p/2905235741

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    1. Nope, JJ..I don't read Japanese. My summaries are based on Chinese scanlations.

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  8. oh god, nao and karin kiss in the 24th chapterrr!!!! <3 <3 just release the 25th chapter and let me die in peace :'D

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  9. Well, that kiss didn't gave out any romantic/ sweet vibe, unlike the stolen kisses I've seen/read in other manga's.. i really can't see them (IsuzuxKarin) as couple.. and to think that it's Karin's first kiss, right?, really wish it was with Nao.. And i don't like Isuzu's attitude about love or how he handles it, shallow and materialistic..

    I'm a bit happy to see Nao's reaction to that kiss though.. it seems that he has affection with Karin, specially when he suddenly mutters "wait", like he wanted to comfort her or explain something to her.. I'm also touched when Nao, although secretly, looked for Karin and seems to be concern.. I'm also happy about how he chased after Karin to have a talk without caring if others see them.. ^_^

    That conversation between Nao and Karin, really set the divorce. i don't want it to happen, it seems that Nao doesn't have romantic feelings for Karin, he just felt guilty.. but from wanting to improve himself, he seems to really want to get back with Karin c",) maybe he really needs to find himself first, like "learn to know what real love is". well, he grew up from "almost broken" family, felt not much love from parents, and was always blamed..

    If its really going to be back to square-one for all, then i can't wait how their relationship will progress, in more realistic and natural way.. ;-) Thank you again Ms. Kat, and have a nice weekend..

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    1. Yup, it is just like that..also not romantic because of Karin's reaction. =P No..it isn't the first kiss. Nao already got her first during the wedding. If it were her first, Karin would have gone berserk there. Hm..that indeed describes it..and your comment makes me wonder if that is how he courts because Karin is kinda like that = shallow and materialistic. ^^;;

      Yup..finally, he acted..ah, thanks to the kiss?

      Ya, it also gave me that feeling. Though..if it is to know what real love is..wouldn't it be better for him to still be with Karin? He seems to be getting there then this divorce stuff suddenly happened. How can he know real love is without Karin with him? If he does, I wonder how he will do it while living with that family again.

      Yup..and hopefully, more fun. Nao would be doing the chasing this time around, right? You're welcome and have a nice weekend, too ^-^

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    2. Yeah, i can't wait for the next chapter..

      and if Nao will be improving himself, i hope Karin improves simultaneously with him.. so,Karin will be more of a catch, and Nao will not accept her to be with other guys.. ^^,

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    3. Hm..Karin will be more of a catch, for whom? Nao? From what he mentioned, I think Nao is planning to 'improve himself' for Karin.

      If it is for other guys, I don't think so..there is already Isuzu on stand-by. I'm sure there are other guys who would want to marry her for her wealth and stupidity = tendency to be a fangirl.

      I would agree if it is for character development for the readers, well, I'm speaking for myself. =P

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  10. Thank you for always doing these summaries. I know they must take a lot of time to do so thanks so much!

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    1. Thanks for reading them ^-^ And ya, it takes a lot of time..

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  11. i really love your summaries kat! thank you!
    in a way all of this was a scape of noa from his terrible life with his parents, but when he starts to fell in love with karin, the guilt also became much more terrible. he treated her really bad at the beginning of their marrige.
    i think in way, is good if they get divorse. this fase will prouf is they really love each other and if they can wait to be succesfull grown adults and become the marriege they have to be.
    this is going to take a really long road. im not a pacient person for waiting every chapter to come out every month. but im also hoping this series doesnt take that many years to finish.

    BELITEGA

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    1. Thanks for reading them, belitega ^-^

      Indeed. From that perspective, that's true..though I wonder why this series is advertised as a 'wedding story' if they ended up in divorce.

      Hm..this series is suppose to be twice a month though it seems that the mangaka is taking some breaks lately..well, before it was health problems.

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  12. I really love this ! Thank you! And I think you will like "propose no okite" it's kinda similar with miseinen but they still haven't updated , so far it only has 2 chp, but they're already out in chinese translator , and I wonder if you can do the summarizing , please check it out if you like it , but if not , that's fine too. Over all , thank you so much !

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    1. You're welcome ^-^

      Is that so..it ran in Sho-comi, too. Well, I don't summarize finished series and currently, I'm not planning to do any more summaries..actually, trying to trim things a bit. Sorry~

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