April 10, 2014

Miseinen Dakedo Kodomo Janai [Chapter 25]

After the kiss, Nao kisses her again. Karin stops when she realizes that she is crumpling the divorce paper but to her surprise, Nao really crumples it and kisses her again. He apologizes to her that even if he thinks she suits that childhood friend of hers but he was really furious when he saw Isuzu kissing her and he couldn’t do anything. He confesses that he doesn’t want to give her to anyone. Karin asks if he is saying that he has slowly fallen for her. Nao admits that it is true and it seems that he has already likes[/loves] her earlier on so he wanted to do this terrible thing of taking back their marriage in order for them to revive their relationship. Karin asks what’s with that, from start to end, doing things at random [/as one pleases]. Nao admits that he is awful. Karin agrees and says that she won’t forgive him. He asks if she absolutely won’t forgive him. She shouts that if he doesn’t do anything, she won’t forgive him. Flustered Nao mutters that he didn’t bring anything and wonders what to do for her. He pulls her up from the floor and holds her hands. He tells her that before he had possibly done some things to hurt her but he promise that throughout his life, he would love her more compared to anyone else. Blushing Karin asks if he can do that. He tells her that he can. She tells him that if it is only a teeny tiny bit of like[/love], she won’t agree to it. Nao says ya. Blushing and teary-eyed Karin asks if he likes her that much, then it cannot be helped. Nao smiles and says ya. He kisses her and says, “I like you.” Meanwhile, Isuzu and Wakamatsu are waiting at the door of the government office building. Isuzu confirms with Wakamatsu the time Karin should be coming at 10am but it is already 5pm and the office is already closing. Isuzu crumples his drink carton and shouts if Karin thinks that the one handling the divorce is open for 24 hours. He vents his frustration on Wakamatsu and orders him to find them. While sitting on the bench, he complains over what Karin is doing but then, he has a feeling that she had a change of heart. At school, Karin is happily skipping to school. While waiting at the gate, Isuzu instantly grabs her bag. Karin sheepishly greets him a good morning and yoroshiku [I’m under your care] this second term. He angrily asks what’s up with the yoroshiku and can she explain to him about yesterday. Behind the stairs, Isuzu is screaming his head off at the couple over how he waited at the government office yesterday, her father also didn’t know where she is and where did they fly off to. Karin says that they were always at home. Isuzu says that they weren’t because Wakamatsu is almost lifeless from looking for them. Karin tells him that it is at the rundown apartment because that is the house that belongs to them.
She breaks the news to him that they won’t divorce. Isuzu grabs Nao’s collar and shouts what he is trying to do and didn’t he told him that for Karin, it is better to divorce. Flustered Isuzu asks if he said those words impulsively and he is really a lying bastard. Nao tells him that whether he is a bastard or not, he only wants to be with Karin and that is enough. He also tells Isuzu that Karin has already forgiven him. Isuzu lets him go and says that he won’t forgive him and he would continue on lying and hurting Karin. Karin says that didn’t Isuzu also deceive Nao for actually, he cannot erase the divorce record from the registry. This surprises the two. Isuzu protests that if he asks his father. Karin reminds him that her relationship with his father isn’t good so even if he asked his father, he won’t listen to him. Nao exclaims if she knew that then how come he didn’t tell her, then he wouldn’t want to divorce her. Karin says because she hates this thing about messing with the registry and she simply won’t accept it as a deciding factor on whether they would divorce or not. She wants it to be decided by his feelings for her and even if they were to divorce in the end, she doesn’t want their marriage to be blotted out. To the two’s surprise, Karin claims that she knew earlier on that he actually doesn’t want to divorce for the smile he had when he told her about the divorce, it told her that it actually it isn’t his intention. That is why she waited for him at the apartment because she believes that he would definitely come back. Nao says that she’s amazing and she saw through everything. She happily says that is because she is his wife. Isuzu starts to leave but Karin calls out to him that they aren’t finished talking. He tells her that he doesn’t have anything to say. Karin shouts that she still has something to say so turn to face him. He did as told and Karin slaps him hard. She angrily shouts that she won’t forgive him for kissing her in front of the school. She says that she also likes him and cherishes him, it doesn’t equate to her like[/love] for Nao. She apologizes to him and thanks him for always having a favorable impression towards her. Isuzu turns around and tells him not to be smug for he doesn’t have a favorable impression towards her, a proud arrogant ugly wretch. Karin shouts in anger. As he leaves, flustered Isuzu tells her that if she married someone else, she should make sure that she’ll be happy, stupid. While the couple happily looks at each other, Karin says ya. She apologizes for making him worry and she’s very happy.
Comment: Yay, the awful divorce arc is over. ^^ It has somewhat turned me off from the characters and I really wonder what the mangaka is thinking. Well, as expected, there is no divorce and hopefully, things pick up from here and somehow revive my interest in this series after it being interrupted by this ‘I want to divorce for lame reasons but actually, for real, I don’t want to’. For me, this is a damage control chapter to make Nao look good again and doing what he should be doing, and to pity Karin less with that, ‘I knew it all along’. Isuzu pretty much had it coming. Oh well, at least she rejected Isuzu with finality though I’m not sure whether Isuzu would still do this or not if Nao had treated her better, didn’t lie too much and didn’t easily gave her up earlier on. So, I guess with the reunion, there would be some love progress to anticipate, so says the blurb for the next chapter. And Chinese readers are asking, did someone forget to color Nao’s hair? ^^;; Scans by allwink

Quote of the day:
I know we could both go on with our lives and we could both be fine, but I’ve seen what we could be like together and I choose us. ~ Family Man

28 comments:

  1. Totally agree with your comment Kat :) Thanks for the summary

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    1. Is that so ^^ Thanks for reading ^-^

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  2. Thanks for the summary! the divorce arc is finally over! How I wonder whats next arc? New love rival?! <3 Tika

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    1. Thanks for reading, Tika ^-^

      Yup, finally over ^^

      Hm..wasn't Isuzu a love rival? Or do you mean female love rival? Well, it is either female love rival or dealing with the mother issue is my guess..maybe after some lovey-dovey chapter/s.

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  3. Thanks for the summary. I guess the one who thought it was disappointing must be an Isuzu shipper. :P

    Not sure about the above's new love rival guess. Wouldn't that mean that both are on the fence with their feelings with each other? Instead of love rival I would call them an intrusive annoyance like Isuzu instead. Maybe the school will get ear of their marriage and will have to deal with that next.

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    1. True , and Karin will have to go through with Nao's jealous fans. <3 Tika

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    2. Thanks for reading ^-^ Perhaps...or maybe how that 'want to divorce' is resolved like that?

      Hm..possible though in most cases like 'secret marriage' or any other secrets, it is usually mentioned/tackled at the final chapters.

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  4. Thank u so much for translation and about hair colour it is true and he is handsome with colouring hair we hope mangaka fix this in next chapter

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    1. Thanks for reading, liza ^-^

      Ya..maybe it is lack of time while working on the chapter. I'm sure she'll correct it when the volume is out. And, ya, hope she and her assistants[?] have time to properly finish it next time.

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  5. Oh, what a relief ! ! They're back together !

    However, I don't think this will end soon. The author, Minami kanan does write heartbreaking stories. I'm sure the divorce arc is just one of several Karin is going to experience, and this wll be just the tip of the iceberg.

    By the way, Karin and Nao did stay the night together. Do you think they finally did what married couples do? ^^

    I have a suspicion one of the crisis that we expect to read in the future is the presence of another girl. Kat, do you remember that part where in their conversation, Karin asks nao if he has alkready done IT ? I'm sure this has escaped most of the readers' radar, but Nao does not respond to that..... and Karin actually thinks to herself that Nao has indeed done it already. I have a feeling the girl he has done it with will re-appear. Aaaargh ! !

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    1. Oh shit. It better not happen! <3 Tika

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    2. My gut feeling tells me it might happen. When asked if he has done IT, Nao doesn't respond. I mean, if he hasn't, it's so easy to say, NO ! ! But he doesn't answer, and maybe he hopes Karin doesn't pursue the subject , or insist on an answer. More often than not, . Silence means yes, right ? Or, hopefully, it could mean, it';s none of her business, and he doesn't have to answer that.

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    3. Yup, megaworthit ^^

      Hm..given the mangaka's tendency, that seems possible.

      Only one night, iirc..but nothing happened. Maybe it will happen in the coming chapters since they have reunited.

      Hm..possible and it might be another 'girl who made him hate relationships'? Somewhat like what his mother did. I'm thinking along the lines of her previous series. ^^;; Well, since Karin is more feisty than the previous lead character, I hope she won't easily back down when someone is after her husband, or planning to cause trouble.

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    4. Or maybe not too. I feel Nao didn't do 'it' with anyone. Maybe, he remained silent because he don't want Karin to know that he's still a virgin. (Japanese sometimes make fun of those who are still virgin in their high school-- I'm not that sure but most probably it is.) And remember that Nao still didn't feel any romantic interest with Karin back then that's why he don't care much if he hurts her.


      But if a new love rival comes, I think that it might be someone like a very close girl to Nao-- someone who knows (almost) everything about him. She might be someone who would look like she and Nao are perfectly fit for each other. The antagonist should be someone special too, right?

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    5. True..though for this case, I don't think he has to fear Karin making fun of him because he's a virgin. Anyway, we'll know for sure later on.

      Most probably yes..so that we'll have another love triangle. Hehe, a love rectangle if it is Isuzu's miai partner. =P Well, that is if Isuzu is totally out of the story or not.

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  6. I'm not sure what to pick for my reaction. I'm happy the divorce fiasco is over. I've also enjoyed seeing Isuzu get knocked down a peg or two the last couple chapters. He is such a spoiled, entitled little brat.

    The bad... Karin knew all along? Really? She was so stunned that she didn't hear his reasons at the time and her behavior since the divorce proposal certainly didn't indicate she knew anything. Rather sloppy, revisionist storytelling by the mangaka.

    It will be interesting to see where they go from here.

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    1. Revising stories is common even among writers of novels. JK Rowling had to make a few revisions on her Harry Potter plotline, as well. The divorce arc is so weak that I feel the mangaka has decided to get it out of the way, real quick. The way Nao so easily agrees to a divorce is jaw dropping for its total lameness.

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    2. True..I agree. ^^

      Well, hopefully it is good or better from here on.

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  7. Oh! My wish did come true. They didn't divorce. Now, I feel a new character will arrive. I'm thinking if it will be a female somewhat close to Nao and she will become the love rival of Karin.

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    1. Is that so..and it is possible. Ah, what if that girl is Isuzu's miai partner? =P

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    2. Waahh~! Maybe. But I'm looking forward to it.

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  8. Ugh I hate it! I wanted to see some more rivalry between Nao and Isuzu. I wanted to have Nao beg for Karin to come back and suffer first before he gets her back. But I'm hoping something good happens after this. Thanks Kat for this summary!

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    1. Ah..true, Nao got her back too easily, Edj.

      Hopefully and thanks for reading ^-^

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  9. ThanX 4 your translation. . WT A PERFECT QUOTE U HV GIVEN TO THIS CHAPTER. . loved it ♥♥ ^_^

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    1. Thanks for reading, Eliza and glad you like it ^-^

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  10. Waiting for chapter 27 and above's english translation. This story is really good. I'm hoping that you'll translate the chapters left. There's already update in this link http://www.dm5.com/manhua-ssswcn-dkbsxhy/ but sadly i can't understand it. Please help

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    1. I'm actually waiting for it to complete and perhaps, if I'm still for it, work on it. The remaining chapters is just honeymoon with Nao's ex causing a bit of trouble.

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