September 5, 2014

Skip Beat [Chapter 215]

Kyouko walks through the hotel’s hallway. Stops. Looks around. Sighs. Then, looking determined, she says, go..!! Ding dong. Ren opens the door. They greet each other a good morning. He asks her if she’s going. She says yes, almost, so she specially came to send her regards to him. While sitting together with Ren by the window in the room, Kyouko seriously tells him to listen, he is by all means, not to regress [/go wayward] just because no one is watching him especially in eating breakfast. While Ren has a sheepish look, she urges him twice to eat whatever is served. She tells him that she already got the president’s permission to ask the hotel people to compulsorily provide him breakfast and if there are any leftovers, they are going to inform the president. Ren tells her that there is no need to do it to that extent for he can already eat by himself. He says that during the short time when Setsuka is on leave, he also managed to live normally. Firmly decisive, Kyouko tells him that his ‘normal’-whatever totally doesn’t make one feel at ease nor can it be trusted. Ren mentally curses for it is the same as usual. While Kyouko is wondering out loud over what proof Ren can show her [that he ate], Ren keeps on thinking that Kyouko is the same as usual..too much the same.
Kyouko is still wondering out loud about Ren taking a picture of himself every time he finished eating, then save it [as proof]. But, she drops the plan because that can be faked for he obviously didn’t eat and he probably threw it away while not in front of the camera. Ren wonders if he’s a kid [by what Kyouko is insinuating.] He wonders if he is really thinking too much because at that time, he felt an ill feeling. Flashback: Tilting her head, Setsuka said, “The girl on that side.. From the moment he is born into this world, this guy solely belongs to me. Do not use your filthy hands and touch my brother one more time!!” Manaka timidly said yes. End flashback. Ren thinks that Setsuka’s acting had changed for she never lashed out on others regarding her ‘desire to monopolize’ her brother. There is a scene of Setsuka putting her things for lunch on the table and handed Cain a bottle to open. Then, she casually sat on his lap. She fed him by holding the food to him and told him to come, say ah-- End flashback. The way she spoils Cain had become more explicit. Ren thinks that it is definitely because her mental state has changed at that time, before the exam and Setsuka went on leave. It is like, TOWARDS HIM, there is a special feeling that was born which included the ‘desire to monopolize’.
Kyouko finally exclaims that she got it, doesn’t the cellphone have the ability to videotape. Ren says that there is. Kyouko exclaims that even if it is him, he won’t to be able to do any tricks while being videotaped. Ren smiles and says yes, then, can she tell him her email address. Surprised Kyouko asks why. Silence. He tells her that this way, she can immediately see the video as proof. Holding out her hand, Kyouko firmly tells him that there is no need, he doesn’t have to do it up to that extent. She says that he only has to save the evidence and she’ll just look at it when he goes back to Japan. <- posture of refusing to exchange email addresses. Ren puts an X on the ‘special feeling’ towards him and thinks that it is his delusion. He thinks that if he is right, then Kyouko would want it. Kyouko confirms with him that he’ll come back to Japan after three days. Ren is still thinking geez.. ‘love’ had made his correct decision [/judgment] become slow[-witted] for dream and desire are deceiving his eyes. And thinking about it, yesterday, and the day before yesterday, he felt that Setsuka is very normal [/ordinary]. Kyouko tells him that from today’s lunch, he is to videotape 8 of his meals, and he must properly videotape it. Ren smiles and says, “..there’s no need for some proof, you only have to say it and I’ll definitely comply. I don’t care what kind of unreasonable agreement [/promise] it is, I’ll comply with it until the end.”
Kyouko’s eyes start to sparkle but she immediately made it look indifferent. She looks away and goes pfft. [<- I think it is like blowing air, ‘yeah right’; the Chinese is too small ^^;] Ren says that she’s saying ‘who is the natural lover [/Casanova]’, and she better be careful in talking. She goes pfft again. Ren says that he isn’t a deceiver. Kyouko stands up and apologizes for it is time almost time for her to go. Ren says okay. He wonders if he is the only one who is reluctant to part with Heel siblings as it came to its end. Ren tells her to wait there and he’ll first check the hallway. Kyouko looks at him go to the door. She smiles and closes her eyes. With the door open, Ren says that it is okay, there’s no one around. He sees Kyouko formally bowing to him. She says that for approximately one month, she is honestly very thankful. Ren smiles and says that he feels that the one who should be saying thanks is him. She is surprised when he says that he thought of taking his time in doing it after returning to Japan. He turns around and asks if she has work today. Kyouko says she does, starting this afternoon. Ren tells her that if it isn’t convenient, she can immediately wipe it off. Kyouko is puzzled. Ren holds out a pentel pen and tells her that it is soluble. He asks Kyouko to hold out her hand. Still puzzled, she did as told. Ren starts to write on her palm. She looks surprised for it is a LOVE ME stamp drawing.
He gave her a ‘you did very good’ ∞ points [infinity sign] <- there is no way of computing the points. Kyouko looks moved. Ren tells her that when he returns to Japan, he’ll use the real stamp. She looks at him. He tells her that he really cannot thank her enough. He slightly smiles and says, “I’m really thankful to you. ..you are a great help..” Kyouko blushes and smiles. Holding her hands together, Ren tells her, “Before THAT disappears, I’ll be back already.” Kyouko says okay. And, the elevator goes down and Kyouko goes out of the lobby. She heads out to the van waiting outside. She calls out to some guy if it is the car for the airport. The man says yes and he’ll help put her luggage at the back. She thanks him. She goes in and sits at the back. She overhears some kids talking about Murasame and some other actors had stayed in Royal hotel for a movie filming though they forgot the title. [I’m guessing the kids gender ->] One of the kids says that if she knew earlier, she would go to the hotel and see him. The other kid asks if she can easily see Murasame just by going to the hotel or does she plan on stalking, he don’t want to since he only came to play/have fun. The girl asks about going to the front desk to ask for his room number. The boy says that it is impossible for even if foreigners are quite easy-mannered, they won’t easily tell her especially since it is obvious that they aren’t familiar with each other.
The boy says that Murasame ought to have used his real name. They don’t know his real name so there is no way they can find out. The girl sadly says is that so. The boy says that’s right, and they have to show their passport, so possibly, one cannot book if it is a showbiz name. Kyouko immediately recalls Ren and Reino talking wherein Ren said that ‘Tsuruga Ren’ is indeed a showbiz name. Kyouko thinks that since Ren said that, on the day he came to Guam, it is useless even if she went to the front desk to ask the phone number of Ren’s room. Then, the driver announced that they are now heading towards the airport. Kyouko thinks that the front desk had told her that they have no guest like that staying at the hotel. She becomes excited in wondering what Ren’s real name is. Could it be Yuuji, or Kouji-type of name that won’t lose to his aura. [<- guesswork names based on the kanji. There are different ways to call them in Japanese. Yuu means male/powerful. Kou means grand. Ji means two. So, you’ll know why she names him like that.] Unable to sit still, she thinks but Ryuuichirou [= literally Dragon youth] or Jounoshin [= literally progressive deputy] but those give an antique-kind of feeling. They do not suit him and they are not gorgeous enough. She is shock and wonders if that is the reason why he uses a showbiz name. It is because his real name and the image that he gives are totally not a match that it will make people laugh so he is using a showbiz name. Or perhaps, it will make feel people very disappointed.
Ah..she wants to know the truth but then, she doesn’t want to know it too much.. And on the weighing scale, ‘wanting to know’ wins against ‘not wanting to know’. She starts to wonder if Yashiro knows for the probability is high since he is Ren’s manager. She firmly believes that the one who ‘knows’ is Lory, and he ought to be the one who gave Ren the showbiz name. But then, asking Lory about it is a bit.. Lory already knows of her feelings for Ren and it feels that like that, it is obvious that she is gathering information. She feels a bit shy about that. But then, it seems that Lory knows everything about Ren and if she were to make Lory tell her about it, she would become Ren hyakumangoku’s master. [<- according to the note it is the delusion of becoming rich due to getting Ren’s information] Then, she recalls Lory admitting to her while she is Setsuka that of course, he knows but if he were to tell her, it would need Ren’s permission. Then, she recalls Ren looking sad when he talked with her as Bou about not wanting to fall in love anyone. Meanwhile at LME acting division, Matsushima pushes a script book to Kanae. The title is Mizumori Sato [guesswork from 水森 都] Series, Mirror/Lens of Ice [or, Iced Mirror]. He tells her that it is a script she’s hoping for. Kanae thanks him. While Kanae is flipping through the pages, Matsushima says that it seems to be very popular, the Mizumori Sato Series. Kanae says yes, and it is thanks to him [that she got a role].
Thinking that this will make her experience community life, he tells her that the studio’s mood is also not bad at all. Kanae agrees. She hopes that this time around there won’t be a total newbie who isn’t into acting who’ll slip in. She is referring to the playboy who kept on flirting with her. Her role is Sato’s daughter. She sees that Hiou is casted as person living together with the Mizumori family. Kanae is glad that he is also there. She is glad that this time around, it wasn’t a recklessly found [/selected] acting guest since everyone is famous actors/actresses. She really anticipates this series. Matsushima says that he had read the script and this time around, her role with Hiou is more innocent and harmonious. And, because the culprit is a very cunning and amazing lawyer so the drama might have some difficult conversations. Still flipping the script, Kanae thinks that it is a difficult to understand story so that means.. Matsushima says that there is also other method, and he advises her to do her best to not make the audience turn away midway for in the end, it is over when the audience got tired of it. Kanae reads from the script book that the role of the lawyer is played by some Nagaoka something. [<- sorry, it is something because I couldn’t find the name 熏子 in romanji ^^;]
She thinks that it is obviously a cunning and amazing lawyer yet they are going to use a young actor [<- I’m assuming that it is a male role] for she thought that it would more preferred to be an older male. She wonders if there will be no trouble with that since the lawyer is supposed to be cunning and amazing so in this kind of situation, there has to be a supervisor. And if the one supervising is an active cunning and amazing lawyer, perhaps the role will be played out well. But for her, she thinks that it is definitely some brat from who knows where. Kanae looks at the name and looks stunned. Matsushima continues to talk about the prelude and climax with Hiou to be an oasis to a desert so it is very important. He urges her to do her best for they are the ‘rest[/sleep]’ of the audience’s heart [in this drama]. He is telling her that he’ll contact her again since the one in charge had just left. He notices that she isn’t listening so he starts waving his hand and calling out to her not to ignore him. She isn’t responding. Noticing that she’s looking strange, he stands up and looks at the script. He wonders if there is some actor whom she doesn’t like. And, one of the lawyer supervisors is Mogami Saena. Next chapter will be out on September 20th in Japan.
Comment: We have a new arc and it seems to be quite exciting even if Ren won’t be around for some time. The first part when Kyouko rang the doorbell reminds me of the time when they were practicing for Dark Moon ^^ Isn’t is amusing how this time around Kyouko is the one fooling Ren about her true feelings by acting casual just like the time when Ren realized his feelings for her before. I don’t know if Ren would be glad or not if he realizes it. =P After all, he pretty much taught her the tricks of the trade. And this time around, even if he’s serious, she won’t fall for his ‘lies’ since he used to easily fool her around. Ah, talk about everything backfiring on him. =P With that LOVE ME infinity, I think Kyouko has graduated from LOVE ME. I’m sure that even Lory would think so since he already knew that she has learned to love again though currently keeping it secret. ^^ It has such a nice feeling that Kyouko finally got that stamp from Ren ^^ Not just 100 points but infinity. Wow. Hehe, if Kyouko only knew the extent of how she helped him out and obviously, it wasn’t Heel siblings but rather, with Kuon/Corn. Too bad that she didn’t accept his email address for it would be amusing to know Shou’s reaction if he sees those pictures of Ren.

Well, Shou’s imagination of Kyouko feeding Ren already happened..though it is more like a short chibi scene. It almost make me think, ah, it would be nice if the mangaka drag the Heel siblings more especially those lovey-dovey but oh well, things have to move on and I’m sure she has other types of lovey-dovey in stored for us. Also, in some way, I think Shou and Kyouko will be fighting later on wherein Shou will try to erase that LOVE ME stamp drawing. ^^; I guess for him to appear at the restaurant in the last chapter, is like when he saw the Dark Moon poster before. It didn’t continue there. It is for a confrontation later on. Lol, I wonder how he can concentrate on his work if he imagines her having some fun with Ren in Guam. That is if he knows that she is with Ren. =P I hope that in the near future, Kyouko will be able to deal with Shou calmly rather than the usual flipping out. Heck, even use her evolved acting skills to be the one who’ll make him go around in circles this time around ^^ It worked for Ren so why not Shou ^^ I wonder if it is a sign that when she thought of the reason why Ren isn’t using his real name, she didn’t think of Shou at all and he had changed his name because it sounded lame.

So, now Kyouko is interested in both Ren’s real name and past. It makes me think that the series is going to end soon..yet not because of the pacing. Ah, her reaction ought to be amazing when she learns it. Would she think that ‘Kuon/Corn’ suits Ren? ^^ And, from what they are talking, it seems that Kyouko’s mother is a cunning and amazing lawyer so she is really frustrated with innocent dumb Kyouko. Apparently, it took a Shou to unleash the ‘cunning and amazing’ factor in Kyouko. I’m wondering of the possibility that Kyouko’s ‘bad villain roles’ are somewhat instinctive to her if she got it from her mother. So the ‘innocent fantasy stuff’ is from the father? ^^; I’m curious what the mangaka is plotting. Usually, the typical scene is Kyouko meeting her mother in that drama but it is Kanae who is casted in there. So, how is she going to do the resolve of that mother issue? Will such stuff be simultaneous with Kyouko’s quest to find out more about Ren? Also, for her mother to suddenly want to participate in a drama, is it a coincidence or not? It seems not for Kyouko had just recently got her consent for the passport. Saena might be thinking of getting some inside news about Kyouko. Out of curiosity or concern? Anyway, the set-up of the arc is quite good and surely, we’ll get some sort of progress by the end of this new arc just like the last one ^^ Scans by 红莲汉

Quote of the day:
When we are grateful, we can find some good in everything, and that makes life a little better. ‘Whoever trusts in the Lord, happy is he. Proverbs 16:20’ ~ 101 mottos for success by J. Richards and M.S. Fontaine.

109 comments:

  1. THANKS for the chapter. i'm glad that the next chapter is coming early:)

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    1. Thanks for reading, iffat ^-^

      Yup ^^

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    2. it is not coming early rather this one was late .............I so much wish they atleast make this series bi-weekly

      thanks for your summary though =)

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    3. I personally believed the author deserved a much needed break. P.S. Thanks Kat!

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    4. Thanks for reading ^-^

      Ya, but the next one will be out after two weeks. Not sure if she'll go back to bi-weekly or this is just a make-up for last month.

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    5. Indeed, Anonymous[3]..and I think that break was to finish up the tankouban. A new one seems to have been released..based on that magazine cover.

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  2. Thanks for the chapter!!! I can't wait for the next!!! I am also interested in learning more about the relationship between kyoko and her mom to full extend. I really want to know about her dad too. This just keeps on getting interesting :D

    Thank you so much!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  3. thanks kat for the quick update ^_^
    yep i do hope that there is some progress by the end of this arc but there probably will be a lot since this heel sibling arc started around chapter 170 ? (don't remember it but they made there first appearance at the studio in ch 175 ) which was in 2011 and the write covered many things in this arc or maybe not (don't remember everything that's happened in this arc lol)
    So hope that there will be some progress in the coming chps :)

    Again Thanks for the summary there to much lines and too big conversation in this manga so i don't read it and always come for the summary ^_^

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    1. Thanks for reading ^-^

      Well, I actually meant the Guam arc since we got Kuon's 'healing/moving on' and a kiss =P

      Yup, lots of dialogue.

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  4. I love the coincidences here. Just when you thought Saena was irrelevant... I think this will be a good arc, and hopefully we should see how cold Saena is... Imagine how awkward it would be for Kanae to work with her, knowing she is a major factor to Kyoko's painful past.

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    1. Indeed ^^ And, hopefully, it will be a great arc ^^

      Ya..and I think it might slip out that she's Kyouko's 'best friend'. ^^

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  5. Oh and thank you kat!

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  6. Oh my god I love you Kat !! x3 thanks for this awesome summary ! Geez waiting for Skip Beat chapters wears me out >_<
    So many things to look forward to ! I can't believe how many things the mangaka just hinted at in these few pages !! Also, I just can't believe there would be a human being who would refuse REN'S EMAIL ADDRESS ! xO Urgh, get a grip Kyoko sheesh !!
    Do you think Kanae could maybe fall in love with one of her co-actors in this arc ? It would be thrilling :3
    Can't wait for moooore !!!!!!

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

      Indeed ^^ Yup..what was Kyouko thinking. I guess she really wanted to cover up her feelings for him, and she succeeded.

      Maybe..not sure, she isn't into that..but if she does, maybe she'll also graduate from Love Me ^^

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    2. Haha, Yashiro, way back when she was doing her LoveMe job for Ruriko, was amazed, since he had always thought there was no one who could stand up against Ren, but Kyoko had been doing it from the moment they met. lol Kyoko's just got that special spark to her. Ah, but I wonder if Ren will try again about the email thing at some point, since he still probably has a complex about her emailing with Kijima, lmao. ;)

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    3. Indeed ^^

      Probably..cannot say.

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  7. :D thanks for this :D so Kyouko's mother will show up, huh :] I wonder how Kyouko will react 'cause I know Kanae will askabout it in the near future (or I hope so :])
    And about dragging the Heel siblings...it would be to much since Sho has no way of figuring out it's Kyouko and Ren BUT what if Kyouko forgets herself in a moment and acts as Setsuka with Ren in front of other people? (something like when Natsu came out after the incident with falling from the stairs), and Sho happens to walk by :D that would be good :] and I hope there will be arc where Kyouko acts with Kanae in the same movie *o*

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    1. You're welcome ^^

      Yup, and I'm sure she will though I'm wondering if she knew her mother's name or just immediately think that since it has the same surname, she is related to Kyouko.

      Possible..though cannot say..it is unpredictable when she'll slip or what situation will cause her to.

      It also depends if the series is episodic..if it is, maybe Kyouko can guest in it..or she'll be a replacement for someone. If none of the above, I really curious how the mangaka would connect this revelations to Kyouko's imminent meeting with her mother.

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  8. Thank you !!! It was great.

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  9. Ah wow, it is interesting that there will be a new arc though my favorite ones were where Kyouko was doing the acting like "Dark Moon". I surely do hope that things from now on will evolve in an interesting way.

    Thanks kat for everything (the summary, the comment and your hospitality). I could see that you've remembered details that I've forgotten about like the fact that Shou changed his name because it was lame, which makes you a step ahead of me hardcore fan, though this is absolutely one my favorite series. I've read the 204 chapters (starting from where the anime stopped) in less than a week ... and I don't think that I am ready to see this series come to an end, not without more action, drama and unexpected twists.

    Thanks again, Take care ^^

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    1. That's right, RoseFleur ^^ Really something ^^

      Thanks for reading ^-^ Hehe, well, Kyouko always threaten to him with it. My stumbling block for me here is I cannot remember the names of who's who. ^^; Have to still google.

      Well, it won't be ending soon. Even if things are being wrapped up, there are still so many things to cover, and the pacing is slow.

      You're welcome and thanks ^-^

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  10. Thank you so much for the summary Kat :) you're amazing DX
    ah it's finally come to an end for my fav couple and too bad Sestsuka vs Manaka is just a flashback :(
    For the next arc i think Kanae just too curious that she'll ask Saena if she related to Kyoko Mogami or something because their family name is the same? And she'll gather some information why Saena leaving Kyoko behind like that before tell Kyoko that she meet with her mother in her new film. Maybe is the reason why the mangaka choose Kanae and make it less painful for Kyoko?
    Sorry for the long review :)
    Tiara ^_^

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

      Ya..

      Maybe..I wonder how she is going to bring it up. Possible and again, curious how she'll do that without being nosy since she isn't the one being supervised..it would be the person acting the lawyer role.

      Possible..or no projects too soon since Kyouko is already busy with something else..or, she'll be leaving with Ren soon for the US..=P Of course, I think the mangaka has something up her sleeve since usually, it would be Kyouko in that drama but instead, it is Kanae..why indeed.

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    2. Wouldn't it be funny if Kyouko got the role of the lawer! ;^)

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    3. Well, it will be an interesting turn of events ^^

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  11. OMG, Ren basically said "Love me forever" with that drawing. Such an intimate scene. Wish Kyouko would get hopeful, she should have had a nosebleed over that. Thanks again Kat!

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    1. Ahahaha you're SO RIGHT !! xD then again, she's the girl who's basically rejected every single flirting attempt from Ren since the beginning so yeah, not so surprising after all ! Gosh is she dense (and lucky) ! x)

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    2. Hehe, ya, hazy. But, she seems clueless over his feelings..in this case, she's really careful not to show that she's in love with him. You're welcome ^^

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    3. You know, all it would take would be for her to do an internet search for pictures of Kuu's family and she's either gonna see young Kuon (when he looked like Corn as a kid) or she's gonna see an older Kuon who will look like the Corn she just met AND Ren! She still doesn't seem too interested in technology, but am I the only one thinking that it would be SO EASY?! lmao Corn already confessed his love to her! :)

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    4. Yes, it would be easy but then, currently, she has no curiosity about Kuu's family. Also, it depends if Kuu is a private person who doesn't post pictures or have pictures of his family on the internet.

      So far, no one in Japan showbiz would even search the internet and realize that Ren looks like Kuu's son. They look alike right? It isn't like he did some plastic surgery. It is just the hair color. If I remember correctly, no one seems to asked Kuu about his family while he was in Japan.

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  12. Thank you for the summary.
    I hope the role of the lawyer will get to kyoko somehow so that she has to impress her mother to acknowledge her acting

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    1. Thanks for reading ^-^

      Maybe..if something happens to the person acting the role..unless of course, it has to male then, Kyouko isn't qualified.

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  13. Thank you for your hard work ^_^
    Love it!

    There's something I don't understand ... and that's going on since I-don't-know-how-many chapters:

    This time Kyoko remembered that Ren said that he can't fall in love/be happy (or so) - while talking to Bo, of course.
    BUT ... He also revealed once that he has feelings for a certain High School girl ... Has she completely forgotten about it? She's in love with him, right? Shouldn't she be bothered or so....

    There's something missing in the storyline that drives me nuts, hehe ...
    I want to knooooooooooow about it =.=
    what's with that ò.Ó

    Can somebody tell? Am I missing something ?_?

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    1. I don't think you're missing much, as I think Kyoko remembers things at odd times. I'd have to go back and re-read, but I think there was a chapter were she did remember "the other girl" after the Katsuki arc.

      My question is, does anyone else think Boss Takarada set it up, for Mogami Saena and Moko-san to be around each other? He would know they are besties, and that Moko-san would fight the good fight, to empress on the mother how great Kyoko really is (making the healing come from the mother to Kyoko, and not vice-versa).

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    2. Haa! That's a very interesting question! Could be!
      For now, I think it's just a coincidence though. But it realy could be. Nice idea. Like it!

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    3. aaand-- kyouko is somewhat dense in this field-- in this love thingy so i doubt she remembers or bothers to remember those things-- though she is slowly pacing herself near to Ren maybe she'll randomly remembers that-- we dont know-- only Nakamura Yoshiki-sensei knows XD kekekeke~

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    4. Kyoko is aware of that ( that Ren likes a HS girl ) but it has never occurred to her it is her whom he likes. To this day, she still thinks Ren has someone that he likes.

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    5. Thanks for reading, CassMORI ^-^

      Yes, he has feelings for someone but from that time, Ren mentioned that he won't go steady with anyone. Liking and going steady isn't exactly the same. I'm not sure if that is exactly what Kyouko is thinking or, perhaps, she is thinking that there is something about his past being dark and everything that would make him be so secretive about it.

      From recalling what Lory mentioned, I would assume that what she remembered is not romantic related but more on his past. So, maybe she'll realize that there are so much more that she doesn't know about Ren.

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    6. Anonymous, I cannot say..but seems unlikely. Lory is more on handling talents and stuff though I'm not sure how powerful/influential he is to deliberately have a say who can play what part in a drama/movie. I assume that he can only allow or not allow his talents being cast in a drama like with Ren.

      The ones choosing the cast usually is the producer/director of the movie, if I'm not mistaken. Also, I think casting and everything takes time. It was only slightly recently when he learned about her mother's consent for the passport. Just because of that, he would suddenly set this all up?

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    7. In chapter 207 Kyoko thinks about how Ren has someone he likes and there's a small drawing flashing back to that scene with Bo ^^

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    8. @ Kat (thanks for the summary too!!)
      In the real world, I would understand the producers having the most control over a project, though if you think back to Ruriko Matsunai, Boss made director Shinkai use Ren as bait to solve her diva issues. Just because of that arc alone, I wouldn't put anything past Takarada.

      Of course, I've been wrong before! I still want Kyoko, Fuwa and Kuon to make a film together!

      Thanks,
      Usako

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    9. Doesnt seem likely Lory set it up. I really doubt if he knows about it in the first place, since that section chief ykf the acting department got Kanae that role. (She thanked him for getting her a role in that popular tv show)
      Though if he does learn about it, anything is possibke with Lory, I wouldnt put it past him to force Kyouko into that direction as some sort of Love Me graduation test...

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    10. About Kuon's dark past, Kyoko's actually figured a lot of it out on her own already. She knows that he's got a dark side to him that takes over sometimes, that he gets violent, that the trigger phrase was him being called a cold blooded murderer, and she's guess that someone close to him died and he either was or felt he was at fault, which also led her to believe he feels he doesn't deserve love/happiness. Pretty good, Kyoko, considering Ren has been trying so hard to hide it all from her. Well, he never HAS been very good at getting away with lying or hiding things from her. The only things she doesn't see (love...romance...lol) are things that she denies and makes excuses for, despite her noticing (because she really does see those things), because she is not ready for something like that (even if she could accept that he loved her, she would still be expecting for him to leave her one day, since that's what both her mother and Sho did). ;)

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    11. Yup, everything about 'love, etc' is rejected. After such an eye-opening, traumatizing event, Kyouko won't easily let herself go through that again.

      Ya, and currently, she seems to be more open to having a 'secret' crush/love towards him.

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  14. omg, kyoko's mom is going to show up?

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  15. Thank your for translating-- hontou ni arigatou gozaimasu! :3 tho i really think kyouko would agree for Koun/Corn since she knew it was a fairy's name-- and her vision of Ren would actually rival Koun's image to her-- and im wondering if Kyouko still remembers her promise with shou that if she falls in love with ren she would be his slave and stay at the hotel? and i really hope she would knock shou down to her heels XD hahaha aaaaah-- im really happy-- im on an all smile mode when im reading skip beat-- be it on manga or on prose form-- thank you very much for these :D waaaaaaaaaaaaiiiii~ shiawaseeee~ yay ^o^v

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    1. Thanks for reading, vei ^-^

      Ya ^^ I think she remembers..probably one of the many reasons she is keeping her 'fall in love with Ren' a secret. Of course, if she knew his real name so technically, he isn't 'Ren' so she didn't fell in love with 'Ren' but with 'Corn/Kuon'.

      Ya..still waiting for that to happen ^^

      You're welcome ^^

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    2. If I remember correctly, her promise with Sho was something on the lines of "if she becomes as idiot as or more idiot as she was before (with him) when she falls in love with Ren", no?
      It's my guess, and if it is, it's never gonna come true. She has self-love now, after all.
      -Yuki

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    3. My understanding was that the promise was that she wouldn't revert back to being a doormat out of love for Tsuruga Ren. Since that's all Sho has seen of her "in love" I don't think he really expects her to be capable of being in love and not devoting her entire life to that person. NOT that Ren would EVER allow Kyoko to sacrifice herself like that for him. lol Even if she forgot herself and tried to, he would just scold her and bring her back. :)

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  16. Kat, thank you for your summaries, commentaries, and quotes! You have good insight.
    I hope Kanae and Kyouko graduate from the Love Me Section in this arc...wishful thinking?
    If this Mogami Saena is indeed the mother of Kyouko, then it seems that she'd have such a reputation wherein she was recruited. Ugh...in the end, I just want more progress with our dear Kyouko and Ren! I want it to end yet don't want it to end - - it is, indeed, slowly paced but I like it even more because of the attention to character development.

    Gracias!
    ~may

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    2. Thanks for reading and the comment, may ^-^

      I think Kyouko is near that point..I'm not sure with Kanae.

      That's right, she must have. Ya...Ren will be missing in action in a few chapters or so.

      Yup..slow-paced has its advantages especially if done well ^^

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  17. it's mean kyoko's mother an artist? i don't know about that o.0

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    1. No, she's a lawyer hired to supervise a lawyer role in a drama to make it believable.

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  18. Hmm. Nice chapter but a little disappointed that Kyoko would go so far as to refuse the email address, just seems a little harsh. I was hoping that he was scribbling the address on her hand anyway while he was drawing on it (the stamp is still very nice). I also got hopeful when Ren noticed Setsuka was acting differently, but of course he ended up dismissing it as usual. All in all, I feel the Heel siblings arc kinda fizzled out in this chapter instead of going out with a bang, except for the infinity stamp. Looking forward to the new arc though!

    Thanks so much for your wonderful summaries, as always, Kat! :)

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    1. Ya, squeaker..I guess she really wants to hide any inclination that she has fallen for him.

      True..that's how good Kyouko was, she managed to fool him..like how he did when they were practicing Dark Moon.

      Ya..that's it for them..so that 'bed scene' was the climax of that duo.

      Thanks for reading ^-^

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  19. Thanks for the summary!
    I love how Ren drew out the stamp with the infinity points (I'm also amazed that he drew it so accurately O.O)
    I can't wait to see Kyoko's reaction when she finds out about her mother from Kanae. I feel like this is going to lead to a Kyoko and Shou arc. Since Shou is the one who knows Kyoko's family life the best. I feel like Kyoko's going to have major problems with her mother and Shou's going to be portrayed as "a shoulder to lean on" during Kyoko's confused and depressed state. Ren's temporary absence will only bring Shou closer to Kyoko. I wonder what would happen if Shou found out about Corn during this arc. He did seem very shocked and curious during the filming of his Prisoner PV when Kyoko explained that she hasn't cried in front of him on purpose and that she found refuge in someone/somewhere else. I love Ren and Kyoko together but I feel like Shou makes everything more dramatic and fast paced, which would be nice for a change. I really wanted Shou to see Setsu in this arc though! Hopefully Setsu might make another appearance in the coming arc.

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    1. Thanks for reading ^-^

      Yup, that was nice. Well, this is Ren. The guy who can play amazing piano piece just by copying someone ^^

      Ya..he knows but then, 'shoulder to lean on', I don't really expect him to since he doesn't know how to deal with her like that. And, thanks to that, she knew Corn. Also, if I were Kyouko, Shou would probably be the last person I'll lean on. =P

      I'm not too sure if Kyouko would still be confused and depressed..she seems fine even after she got the consent for her passport just to be with Ren in Guam. Somehow, I think Kuu had slightly helped her out on this and made her know what is it like to be appreciated by a parent. In a short while, she pretty much got a 'parent'..somehow, I feel that he already filled in that void. I don't quite recall her being depressed about it anymore since then.

      True, Shou can make things like that. Well, perhaps..if not, at least, maybe he'll meet Natsu. ^^

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    2. Box R should be starting to air around now as wel, in the manga that is.. having been a watched newcomer after Dark Moon and her next role after 'Mio' she might get invite again to some shows to talk about. Fat chance she'll run into Shou at one of those programs/tv stations. Makes me all giddy imagining how Shou would react if he sees 'Natsu' there.
      I do hope 'Setsu' will get a continuation though, really have started to like that role during this past arc :(

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    3. I also hope we still get to see more of the Heel siblings. Love those characters! :)

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    4. Yup..and maybe..not sure, based on the events in the new chapter. Maybe, later on ^^

      Ya..imagining those would be fun ^^ His reaction ought to be something.

      Well, we can hope ^^

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  20. Thank you so much Kat for the summaries! This was an awesome chapter and I look forward to the upcoming plot twists. Love Skip Beat!

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  21. Thank you so much for the summary Kat!! I just can't wait for the next chapter!!
    Am I the only one feeling that this arc will exceed all the previous ones? I mean , we'll finally get to see Kyouko's mother, Shou is on front of her free-boarding house & Ren became a bit suspicious on her feelings towards him!!
    Kyaaa , it always makes my heart skip a beat ( lol)!

    Thank you again!

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      It should be ^^

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  22. thank you for the summary! I can't wait to see what comes next. I'm sad Kyoko didn't accept giving her mail to Ren... it would have been cute. I think that making a link between Kanae and Saena is good since I doubt that pair of mother and daughter can truly communicate, but I'm sure that if Saena says anything against Kyoko, Kanae will defend her and maybe through conflict push for reconciliation. At least that seems to be this series' MO.

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    1. Thanks for reading, Claudia ^-^

      True. Possible though I hope that Kyouko can already fend for herself if her mother does that again ^^

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    2. I agree Claudia! It will also be a growth spurt for Moko-san, as she has an issue herself with the value of "family". For her to change her tune, I'm sure it will be a major hurdle. Let's face it, there are lots of characters so far that need fixed since Skip Beat started: Kyoko, Sho, Ren, Moko-san & Chiori-chan (I'll leave Lory out, I think he's beyond help), as well as those that have already been fixed. Wait, should I move Ren to the fixed list (Maria, Ruriko, Hio & Murasame)??

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    3. Hm..good point, Usako. That might also help Kanae out regarding the family issue. I was focusing on her possible interaction as 'family/community' with the new drama series.

      Lol, what's to help/fix about Lory? He's eccentric and fun ^^ If fixed, he would be boring. =P

      Hm..Ren does seem to be already fixed. ^^

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  23. thank u so much for the resume,thanks a million time. i was bit sad cause i didn't saw shou T-T.
    i also wanted more love scenes between kyoko and ren, or jealousy between shou and ren >-<

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    1. Thanks for reading, jihene ^-^

      Ya..it seems that Shou will be saved for a bit later on. Love/jealous scenes will have to wait until Ren comes back to Japan.

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  24. Thank you for the summary! The chapter was adorable! Poor Ren when Kyoko rejected the idea of giving him her email address. LOL. Anyway if Kyoko's mother is an actor in the movie that Kanae is going to act, so I hope it will not put a strain on Kyoko and Kanae's friendship because what if Kyoko's mother act like a lovely mother, and she give Kanae an affection and the attention that she didnt give kyoko when she was a little girl, it will definitely hurt her :( <3 Tika

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    1. Thanks for reading, Tika ^-^

      Ya..better luck next time, Ren. =P

      Ah, she is only a supervisor/advisor as a lawyer to the series. From the casting, the lawyer is not the mother of Kanae's role. Also, I think the lawyer role is a male. I'm not even sure if the lawyer is directly related to Kanae's role because her and Hiou's role is the 'oasis of the desert' so probably the 'innocent part' of the series which might not be directly related to the lawyer stuff. So, I don't think that kind of scenario will happen = Kyouko hurt because her mother acts more like a mother to Kanae.

      That is why, I'm really curious how the mangaka is going to connect all of this to a confrontation later on with Kyouko. I can almost imagine that it will be a cliffhanger later on..them meeting then, end of chapter. ^^;;

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    2. Ahh I that's exactly my thoughts. How will it connect? Will Kanae see a good side of Kyouko's mother and maybe try and have them reconcile? If its some old thing no longer applying to the present, she might try and help that way as Kyouko's friend, finding it too pitiful for their relation to stay so terrible?

      What we can count on to happen are those cliffhangers and plot twists though. It's Nakamura-sensei we're talking about, she can't refrain from teasing us reader ;)

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    3. Indeed..which will it be? Or maybe something totally different.

      That's right ^^

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  25. AHHH what a good arc!! thank you so much for the summary, I always look forward to your summaries since they are the first ones to come! I couldn't stay still after reading this one! I was like AHHHHHHHHHHH and it took me like 10mins to calm down.. the mom is finally going to be in the picture! yes it makes you wonder if she is not the villain Kyoko makes her out to be.. or if she came just to bring her back and reprimand her for being so foolish and get in to acting! its too much suspense!

    Maybe Shoutaro knew about the mother being in town and that is why he came to visit Kyoko in the previous arc?

    I am looking forward to reading your next summary.

    Thanks again

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    1. Thanks for reading ^-^

      Indeed..ah, it can indeed go either ways.

      Hm..highly possible that Shou knew.

      Thanks for reading ^-^

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  26. Thanks for your hardwork! (≧∇≦)/

    I like the part regarding the practicing for Dark Moon XD everything poor Ren had done before turned against him (people call this IRONY, loool XP) What a pity! (^~^;)ゞ

    I am almost certain that Kyouko has finally graduated from LOVE ME section too, since Boss/Takarada Lory in ch 187 said something about assigning her a classy manager. It sounded like(for me at least) it wasn't just for teasing Ren, but it was for porpuse, and I hope I was right (^~^)

    Can't wait to see her mother and what's going to happen next (>_<)

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      That's right..^^

      Indeed...

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  27. I havent read all the replies, but regarding Sanae 'participating' in the drama... I read it different, due to the actor for the lawyer role being a bit of a novice and he'd need to perform as a truly cunning lawyer, the film director hired a supervisor for the said actor. Someone who could guve pointers to truly act as a ruthless cunning lawyer, some sort of quality check to make the acting more real. That supervisor would be Mogami Sanae in this case. So she wont be acting or anything herself.. though it might turn out she got a bit interested in what Kyouko does (does she actually even know? She only asked for a passport really, likely didnt explain what for..) to me its more likely the film director simply asked the most cunning bitch lawyer there was and it turned out to be Kyouko's mother ;)

    It does leave to question why she would cooperate with a tv show, though either way, how I read it she isnt there to act herself at least.

    Either way, nice prelude to the next arc. Mogami Sanae and Shou both showing up again, whikst Kyouko is gonna poke around to learn more about Ren ;)
    Last but not least, great job on the summary again, you're awesome every month again ;)

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    1. Hm..that was what I summarized. She is indeed just supervising for the lawyer role. Did my summary cause you to think that I meant it differently? True..the actor is novice since s/he is supposedly young.

      Whether she knows or not, it depends. Her mother might be curious about what happened to her own daughter, and why would she need a passport. Maybe it has something to do with Kyouko, maybe not. Coincidence or not? We'll know soon enough.

      That's right. In a way, it would be like Kyouko facing her past and hopefully, after this arc, she will be moving on ^^

      Thanks for reading and the comment ^-^

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  28. Kyouko doesn't need videos of Ren eating on her phone for Shou to freak out. She took that sneaky picture of Ren sleeping with his sheep pillow before (in an omake) right? XD

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    1. Lol, Tohru13..that's right ^^ Ugh, too bad Kyouko didn't get his email so that her cellphone will beep and Shou will see the video =P

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    2. LOL, I think it would be worse for him to see a picture of a sleeping Ren on her phone, than one of him eating!
      hahahahah

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    3. Hm..true, Usako..given Shou's hyperactive imagination. ^^

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  29. Dear Kat thank you for the summary! Great as usual. I really enjoyed your comments as well! Thank you once again for the hard work!

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  30. Oh dear poor Ren..
    I feel happy when Ren realized there are something different with Setsuka feeling to him, there are possesive feeling in Kyouko's mind.
    but then i feel depresed when Kyoko hide her feeling very well and reject Ren's request to get her email. This make the situation went blur again. :(
    I hope sometime, Kyoko will a little slip out her feeling toward Ren, and they find a way to know each other feeling.

    by the way, what is the reason that Kyoko hurry end up her conversation with Ren?? what is the meaning of Pfft (air blowing)??
    is she had a stomacache??

    i cant wait the next chapter, and eventhough Ren still in GUAM, i hope he still appearing in the next chapter.

    Thank you Kat, for the great summary..

    xoxoxo

    Mei

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    1. Ya, Mei.

      True..but apparently, the mangaka doesn't think that it is the right time yet.

      She has a plane to catch so she has to end the conversation. The Pfft.. is like blowing air with one's mouth. I think it is like those 'shrugs' of disbelief by Ren that he used to do with her.

      Unfortunately, Ren won't appear in the next chapter.

      Thanks for reading ^-^

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  31. Thank you for translating! Look forward to your posts. Love the quote of the day again :). And love your comments that you leave. Lol the irony that Kyoko is using Ren's skills against him, and like you said, I also like that's now switched, first it was Ren masking his feelings, now Kyoko. And SO CLOSE with Ren contemplating Kyoko liking him romantically even a little, so close yet so far. But that's what I love about this. And exciting Kyoko is now wondering about his real name. I think it's the start of something, i hope it's a hint anyway. I'm glad a new arc has starting, and it looks to be really exiciting with the Mother coming into the works. Good pondering points you've made. Can't wait to find out what actually happens. Thanks again!

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      That's right ^^ I agree.

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  32. "Matsushima says that he had read the script and this time around, her role with Hiou is more innocent and harmonious"

    I wonder if she will act similar as to how Kyouko is like a lot of the time, and I wonder if this will cause a clash between Saena and Kanae.

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  33. I think Kanae is worried for Kyoko at seeing Saena's name. Kyoko doesn't talk about it but Kanae is smart enough to have put the clues together and have realised that she doesn't have a supportive family (not even one like her own). Kyoko hasn't tried to hide the fact that Kanae is her first real friend (not counting Sho and Corn because those relationships were so unequal, although in very different ways). I think Kanae, if she hasn't already noticed, will remember that 'parents can hate their own children' line from way back when and figure out that Kyoko was drawing on personal experience.

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    1. That's right..she was there when Kyouko mentioned it. Also, she knew about Kyouko not going to high school. I think there are also some other instances when Kyouko was with Maria that hints on it. So, Kanae ought to know more or less.

      Of course, we're curious what she'll do with that knowledge in this turn of events ^^

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  34. so Saena contacted Sho which means she knows more or less the fact that they both eloped together either through the fuwas or she could have just guessed Kyouko will be with Shou when she saw him on tv as she probably knows how much Kyouko was devoted to him .... anyway next chapter will probably be a sad one somehow from the flashbacks i can`t think of Saena as a mother who would suddenly appear and try to reconcile with her daughter or show regret she seems like a very cold woman so Shou will probably tell kyouko everything about his conversation with Saena and how much he told her or rather how much she figured out ...I don`t think he loved her as a child especially since he saw Kyoko cry a lot thanks to her so he probably didn`t say much about Kyouko the fact that she appeared in a drama as a supervisor now of all times means she probably connected the dots btw shou and the Mogami Kyouko in dark moon .... so it could be possible she is hunting for info on her daughter using the drama ? ...... i wonder if Kanae will get in touch with kyokou over the name of the lawyer as far as i know she only knows kyouko lived with the fuwas her hole life but she doesn`t know the circumstances behind Kyouko`s family or anything like that ......Also the issue of the parent approval Saena gave her approval for the passport and she seems aware that Kyouko is in show-business I hope she won`t try something with the hole parent approval thingy ... she could try to prevent Kyouko from acting since it`s embarrassing or anything like that since she seems to have a habit saying stuff like that to the poor girl .

    woow I actually spoke a lot but I have been waiting for this ever since the time Kuu appeared in the Manga
    Thanks for all your hard work Kat-san
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    2. Thanks for reading and it's okay, nora ^-^

      True, I think she more or less knows that she left with Shou to Tokyo.

      Ya..though I'm wondering. Maybe she also changed after all this time..in some way.

      Kanae might mention it to Kyouko though if she only knew about Shou, Kanae would most probably make sure first if she is indeed Kyouko's mother.

      I'm not sure. Wanting to get a passport doesn't necessarily mean that she's in showbiz. It depends on what Kyouko mentioned as her reason..if she ever mentioned it. She couldn't have guessed Kyouko is in showbiz either because she is totally different person in the dramas. The most logical thing is, she had contacted Shou and learned that Kyouko is in showbiz. Then, that probably led to become a supervisor for the role of the lawyer.

      True..though right now, after abandoning her and everything, she pretty much lost the right to do or say such things to Kyouko.

      Hehe, is that so.

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    3. Hmmm, your theory Kat, is sound:
      Kyoko contacts mother to get passport.
      Saena contacts Fuwa's parents to get an update on Kyoko.
      Parents tell Saena Sho wisked Kyoko to Tokyo.
      Saena contacts Sho seeking more information.

      Do you think Sho has the guts to tell Kyoko's mother that he drove her off? Na, I'm sure he made it out that she chose to leave without him being the instigator.

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    4. Yup, that's indeed what most probably happened, Usako. Kyouko might also send her mother a return address for the signature so Saena knew where she lives. In turn, after contacting Shou, she sends him there.

      Given that theory, it will also show that Shou's parents still have Shou's contact number/information? Did they still keep in touch?

      Indeed, he most likely won't say that. I'm actually also curious what is Shou and Saena's relationship like. Awkward or something else. It also depends what is Saena like now. It has been years. Hm..now that I think of it, was Saena an amazing cunning lawyer before..or only after she left Kyouko?

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    1. If you mean the summary, it came out on Oct 20th, Claudia. If you mean English scanlations, I don't know.

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