April 16, 2014

Kimi ni Todoke [Chapter 89]

[Free Talk: Due to very sudden plans, I’ll be away tomorrow until, most probably, Saturday to go to my aunt’s place during the holidays here. Anyway, I cannot give any guarantees if I can summarize Skip Beat! on Saturday if it comes out on that day. I can only say that I will work on it as soon as possible.]

Thinking that no matter what the reason is, it is enough if she don’t separate with Ryu, Chizuru is sleeping on Ryu’s lap. She groans. To his surprise, Chizuru hugs him tight and mutters for him not to go. Ryu wakes her up and says that if he hugs her like that, he would really not want to let go of her, is that okay? Chizuru is startled. She backs away and screams for him to let her go. Ryu mutters that for her to react that way can make one feel lonely[/speechless]. He greets her a good morning. After blushing, she greets him back. It is already 530am. Just when Ryu is leaving, he comes back and says that he’ll greet her parents first before leaving. Tense Chizuru shouts for him not to do that and they are still sleeping. After a pause, Ryu insists on greeting them even if they wake up. She whispers for him no for she’s very embarrassed [/feels awkward] so quickly go. He holds her hand and tells her that he’ll come and see her occasionally. She says ya. And, he finally leaves. Chizuru starts to reflect over what she told him last night when she obviously doesn’t plan on saying it out. She wonders what she and Ryu would do. At school, her friends ask Chizuru what gift she got from Ryu yesterday. To their surprise, she says that she didn’t get any but then, maybe she got something very extreme. They wonder what is going on. Soon, Ryu and Chizuru starts emailing each other good night, she leaves him a bento while he is sleeping and Chizuru watches him practice. He goes to her at night by hitting pebbles on her window glass to alert her that he’s there. And, outside the house, he hugs her while saying that he finally could come and see her. Throughout that, Chizuru thinks that she’s awful for saying that she couldn’t cheer him on the thing that he is really working hard on, and she even asked him to give it up. At a cafe, Sawako and Ayane are talking about the mood between Ryu and Chizuru being quite good and whether those two are going steady or not. Ayane tells Sawako of her observations on Ryu and Chizuru’s actions like Ryu having that expression after the end of practice, and for the two to be texting/emailing each other though in short messages. Ume appears and angrily scolds them over talking about love, going steady and short messages rather than studying. Ume is quite tense and everything over the possibility of failing yet she wants to absolutely pass. As the others realize that Ume’s feelings are unstable, Kent arrives and greets Ayane but Ume tells him guys should get lost. Ayane tells him to leave for a while. Sawako tells puzzled Kent to self-study for a while. After the drink is served, Ume starts to get busy studying that the others suggests that she should drink a bit of the milk tea. Sawako suggests that Ume sleeps some more with at least 6 hours or at best, 8 hours.
Ume asks if she is advising her not to do her best but no, she’ll fail like that since there are a lot of things that she couldn’t do with all her effort and, someone who is intelligent cannot understand that. Sawako says no, if she lack sleep, her mind won’t be quite efficient so make it more efficient then do her best. Ume says that she couldn’t sleep because she’s uneasy. Based on her reaction, Ayane seems to be able to relate to that. Sawako writes something on the paper and gives it to Ume. It is her telephone and email address. Sawako tells her to contact her if she couldn’t sleep even during sleeping time then, she can vent her frustrations at her [Sawako] as a diversion [/relieve her depression]. Ume doesn’t believe that she can but Sawako assures her that she knows of a ghost story and a comic dialogue[/crosstalk] that she couldn’t ignore.. Ume declines on that. The two girls are surprised when Ume finally takes a sip of her milk tea. She sighs and starts to study. Sawako thinks that her enthusiasm is always dragged out by Ume that she plans to review a certain part more when she goes home. Kent texts to Ayane if Ume is alright and he wants to drink tea with Ayane next time. Ayane texts her apology and says that she’ll find some time. Ume looks at Sawako’s contact information and asks what her subject she is good at. Sawako says math. Ume asks her to try to solve this problem. After Sawako taught her, Ume was able to finally solve the math problem. Ume tries solving some more using what Sawako taught her. Then, she tells Sawako to study with her during review class and teach her the things that she doesn’t know. Sawako agrees to do it for it will help her in re-evaluating [/probably re-checking her work]. Ayane comments that they are amazing. Ume asks what is it, and if she doesn’t study, she won’t pass. Ayame says that having something [they] want to do and having a definite goal, besides being very afraid of encountering a bottleneck, and just because of the bottleneck, one wants to step across. She wants to acknowledge [/admit to] herself. Soon, Sawako bids goodbye to Ayane. After Ayane left, Ume holds out her hand to Sawako and says that she’ll be under her care[/yoroshiku]. Sawako tightly holds Ume’s hand and says, ya. Let’s do our best together. While walking, Ayane thinks that it’s quite good between Sawako and Ume. She recalls Pin telling her not to pretend to understand[/know] what she doesn’t understand nor pretend that she doesn’t understand, and how she told the other girls about wanting to acknowledge herself. She thinks of telling her feelings to Kent and the true feelings that she still hasn’t noticed and perhaps talking with Kent would make her know it because he is a person who would agree to listen to her and he isn’t the type of other party wherein it is best to hold back to [/have reservations with]. She wonders how Kent would answer her if she told him. She calls Kent on her phone.
Comment: Well, there is indeed progress between Ryu and Chizuru in how they interact compared from before but it seems to be the extent of it. It seems that they are not worrying too much about what will happen in the future, and just deal with the separation, if it happens, and when it happens. In a way, it is a good idea to enjoy each others’ company than ruin their last year of high school with such things since..well, it isn’t exactly sure yet if Ryu can make the cut and get in college through baseball. I’m not sure though if Chizuru can still study college later on when currently, she isn’t studying or anything for it. Anyways, their scenes are quite nice ^^ It is also nice how the two love rivals put the past aside to encourage themselves and help each other through their common goal. In a way, they would make nice friends/co-workers in the future. Sawako helps her with her studies and Ume can help her with the love life issues. ^^ It would be amusing if they become ‘best friends’. ^^ As for Ayane, she would most probably open up whatever is her problem, whether romance or future issues, to Kent and that might be what is in store for us in the next chapter. Scans by 工作室

Word of the day:
We can accomplish more together than we can alone. With growing bonds of love among us, we find discord replaced with joy and unity. [Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! Psalms 133:1] ~ Our Daily Bread

32 comments:

  1. Have a nice trip and relax!

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  2. Chizu and Ryu are soooooo sweet. Im envy.. Really. Are they in a official relationship already? Anyway, she was okay when maintain her long distance one sided feelings for his brother, so yeah, maybe with this 'settlement' with ryu, she will be okay when they're separated, later in the future..but, when she loves him so much like that, will she be okay? Lol
    As for sawako and kurumi..they're really cute together. I dont think 'rival' will suit their relationship now, although maybe aiming the same college would make them rival, but i think...nakama, would be suit best. If, if they're really aiming that one college in sapporo together, it means sawako will be separated with any of her friends now and has to make friends from the scratch, but that time, maybe, she will have kurumi and kurumi will have her, in the future. As for kazehaya and her...well, they will be all right, right? Since they're the main couple.
    And, for the complex one..ayane. The truth, i dont understand the whole situation, i kinda get the feeling, you, kat, still dont approve her or whatever..cause you did just a little description of the 5 last pages which contains ayane. Or, im just wrong because you just dudnt have time to summarize this chapter..but anyway, right now, im not so sure there will breakup, although i was so sure 'yesterday.' because there's a flashback scene when kent held her for the first time, and finally notice his feelings for her. Ayanes remembering that, maybe...well i dont know. I cant say anything for sure cause i dont understand quite well, the narrations in ayanes story.
    And of course, thanks for summarizing this chapter!! Quite fast! And for real, youre just best, Kat! And happy holiday! Sorry for the long opinion of mine, a lots of typo, and everything...

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    1. Yup..and it seems that they are.

      Depends..

      True..in a way, Ume turned from 'rival' to 'friend'. Mostly probably they should be okay since they are the main couple.

      I see..

      Thanks for reading and the comment ^-^

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  3. Have a wonderful trip and enjoy the holidays! You deserve all the good things because you make such great work, thanks so much for the updates! As for the chapter - and of course - I'm mostly gonna comment about Ryu and Chizu as usual - I think it's wonderful that they're "dating but not really" in secret (even though I'm not sure if Ryu noticed that yet), I love that he called her out on being mean to him, telling him to let go of her and I just ADORE that he sees no problem in greeting her parents like it's no big deal that he spent the night at their daughter's room (even though he probably did that countless times). I love even more that Chizu's trying to keep it a secret when she's absolutely bad at it. On the other hand, I couldn't help but notice that there were obvious parallels to chapter 85. One of the pages is Chizu leaving her bento on his desk while he's asleep and watching him play, both images are EXACTLY like the ones in chapter 85 when they're shown to estabilish how lonely chizuru feels, so I think that this and her whole freak out about ruining his chances and being mean for telling him not to go are the foreshadowing for some bigger conflicts. There's still the chance Shiina will just play it out with them slowly figuring things out and Ryu making her feel safe about it, but I think it's more likely that Chizuru will freak out a few times still, especially since it already looks like they're in a long distance relationship. Which reminds me to comment on how corny/smooth Ryu is for telling her that if she holds him he won't go *sobs*. Anyway, I'm super happy about Kurumi and I think it's not a coincidence that she shows up exactly when Kento and Ayane are probably about to go through a crisis or break up, she's very connected to these two characters. Other than that, I'm SO SO happy that Ayane finally decided to TALK with Kent as opposed to just staling him, right? I feel like, if this is to turn into PinxAyane, Kento will actually be the one to help Ayane figure things out, he's a great character and he's grown so much. Kento really grew on me, he's a sweetheart (even though he does jump the gun a lot of times), I wish he didn't have to go through a lot of pain, so hopefully we will get another "i'm happy she's happy" ending for him? Aaaw, this chapter was cute, but with Chizu and Ryu dating but hardly seeing each other, SawaKaze about to find out they're going to different colleges and Ayane and Kento soon to break up, I predict the next chapters won't be as happy.

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    1. Thanks, Thatu ^-^ and thanks for reading ^-^

      Yup, those are quite nice ^^ Indeed..it is the same yet, there are differences like messages and seeing each other ^^ True..it does seem to be some foreshadowing. Hm..possible, and they'll probably cross the bridge when they get there.

      Ya, most probably a 'I'm happy she's happy' ending for him if she dumps him. True..for now, it seems like the 'calm before the storm'.



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  4. P.S.: Kat, I want to support your blog more but I feel like the only series you post summaries that I follow is KnT, so I was wondering, what some of your favorite shoujos right now? I could start reading them and then commenting on those as well! It won't be any trouble, I really need more shoujo to read! :)

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    1. Thanks~

      Hm..currently, it is Kobayashi ga Kawai Sugite Tsurai for it is comedy-romance in somewhat of an anime feel to it with all the moe/cute stuff. Skip beat is an all-time favorite. Hibi ChouChou is okay and is somewhat like KnT in terms of slow innocent romance. Kyou no Kira-kun is also nice if you don't mind a possible tragedy since it has really nice lovey-dovey scenes that you don't usually see in other shoujo. If you like bickering couple, give Akai Ito or Namaikizakari a try. Well, those are the ones that I summarize that I really like. ^^ Last Game is also good too if you are okay with very clueless lead girl being pursued by childhood friend/ex-rival.

      There are those that I don't quite like but for some reason is very popular with readers like Miseinen Dakedo Kodomo Janai and Kadamono Kareshi.

      The rest is so-so. ^^

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  5. Have a nice trip! I have a vacation on this weekend! thanks for the summary!

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    1. Thanks and thanks for reading, Tika ^-^

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  6. I hope you'll have a great time there! Thank you for always taking time to translate these amazing mangas for us. I started visiting your blog (the old one) 7 years ago and I've never failed to read at least one of your posts monthly ever since. <3

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    1. Thanks~ And, thanks for reading and the support ^-^

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  7. Thank you for a great summary as usual! Have a nice trip! Read you soon!

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    1. Thanks for reading ^-^ and thanks~

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  8. Have a safe trip amd Happy Easter

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    1. Thanks and Happy Easter, too ^-^

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  9. Be safe and have fun.

    You need a break from this once in a while. Your devotion and dedication to writing the summaries is very admirable. Some sites that do summaries have come and gone, and yours is practically the only one standing. And your summaries are excellent, not to mention the comments that are very insightful. There are manga that I'm actually afraid to read, and I depend on your comments if I want to read it or not. ( like that one of Mush and Aki's , I forgot the title )

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    1. Thanks and thanks for the comment, megaworhit ^-^

      Ah, it's Kanojo wa Uso wo Aishisugiteru. ^^

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  10. OMG Kazehay didn't show in this chapter @.@!!!!!!! , I really hate this manga NOW nothing happened just talkin kissing hugging and studying -.- !!!! , I don't laugh hardly like before I just keep reading it because I really like Kazehaya ^\\\^ ..

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    1. Is that so, shintaama. Well, it seems to be the tendency when the series reach to the third year high school point of the story.

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    2. It would be like that since it's the point in their lives that they need to make decisions for their future.
      And because it's the last year of high school, the upcoming separation will rouse feelings that have been ignored all these time.
      And I think Kazehaya x Sawako side has been tackled nicely for the past chapters, so it's about time to develop the other characters to make the story fuller (and realistic).

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    3. True, Sanzy..I think those who are still on that stage might be able to relate to it.

      Hehe..true..or make a series very long ^^

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  11. Thank you, Ms. Kat. My your holidays be blessed.
    Peace

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  12. Affs, não acredito que a ayane-chan vai mesmo terminar com o Kent T.T.
    Very drepessed!

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    1. Me too, they are so perfect together!
      Thanks Kat-chan.

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    2. Você é brasileiro? Tmbm torço pelos dois...
      Quero o noventa o mais rápido possível.
      Kent S2 Ayane
      Valeu Kat-chan ><

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    3. Ah..it seems to be heading that way but let's see if it would indeed be that.

      I'm using google translate to read your comment.

      You're welcome ^-^

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    4. You're welcome, Anonymous [2] ^-^

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  13. I am from Russia. Chapter found only you. Thank you)

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