November 28, 2014

Hibi Chouchou [Chapter 63]


At the karate dojo, someone calls out for everyone to line up. Kawasumi wonders if Suiren is okay while talking with Atohira. He tells himself that she ought to be alright and besides, she told him that it isn’t one on one. After everyone shouts, ‘otsukaresama’[/good job], Ryousuke turns to Kawasumi and he’s gone. Kawasumi arrives at the café and sees Yuri about to welcome him. Yuri tells surprised Kawasumi that Suiren left earlier. Kawasumi thanks her and left. Yuri happily wonders if he is worried. After arriving home and going to his bedroom, Kawasumi calls up Suiren. He wonders if he won’t disturb her since it is about 8 o’clock already. Suiren answers her phone. After greeting her, he asks if she is okay. She says that in the end, she still likes his..voice. This puzzles Kawasumi. She tells him that it makes her feel very calm. This made the two blush. Suiren assures him that she is alright. Kawasumi says okay, it is great if that is how it is.

After hanging up, Kawasumi is thinking of Atohira. In bed, Suiren is thinking about there is no need to give a hi-five and unexpectedly, there is someone who is very similar with her. The next day, Aya didn’t ask about that thing yesterday. While walking at the school’s corridor, Aya is busy looking at a book. She tells Suiren that next time, [they’ll] make a more difficult bread. Suiren nods. Upon reaching her section, Aya apologizes and says that that it is nothing, see you. [<- about being overprotective?] Suiren opens the door and hears her classmates busy talking with each other. Kawasumi appears behind her and greets her a good morning. They look at the furious fanboys. Suiren greets Kawasumi a good morning, too. She recalls Atohira suggesting that she greets everyone. She seems to recall some boys holding a crayfish as she looks at her male classmates. Everyone including Kawasumi notices that Suiren is looking at those guys. Suiren stutters as she also greets everyone a good morning. Then, she bows. There is silence.
Embarrassed Suiren quickly goes to her seat and sits down. Meguna greets her back a good morning. The puzzled fanboys wonder whom Suiren is greeting a while ago, is it everyone, is it them, she... At the roof, Meguna tells her friends that Suiren greet good morning to the whole class that it surprised her. While Aya just slurps her drink, Yuri asks Suiren what’s up. They hear a knock. It is Kawasumi who came to see Suiren. By the door inside the building, Kawasumi says that in the end, something happened yesterday. Recalling Atohira, Suiren nods. She tells him that it isn’t..only..only she herself..is very hurt. [<- having a difficult time because of her being like that?] Kawasumi didn’t reply. She asks him if he’s worried. After a pause, he looks at her and says that he is worried all the time. They blush. Suiren goes closer to him. They blush really red. They held hands and swing their hands around. Then, Kawasumi kisses her on the cheek. Suiren is stunned as Kawasumi starts to go downstairs. After he is gone, Suiren blushes and touches her face where he kissed her.
That night, Atohira arrives at Kawasumi’s room. Kawasumi is busy studying at his desk. Atohira lies down on the bed and starts reading a manga. He glances at Kawasumi and tosses the manga at the side. He sits up and asks Kawasumi if he isn’t going to ask. Kawasumi replies that there is nothing to ask for if there is something he wanted to know, he’ll go ask Shibazeki-chan. Frowning Atohira looks at Kawasumi then at the side. He says that Kawasumi still calls her ‘Shibazeki’ huh. Kawasumi stares at Atohira and asks what he is angry about. Atohira says that he isn’t angry at all. He lies down again before heading out of Kawasumi’s room. He recalls Suiren holding up both hands for the hi-five. He turns around and goes to Hajime’s room [formerly Ichi, Kawasumi’s older brother, as mentioned by Azaria]. He glances at Hajime then lies down on the bed. He thinks of Suiren again. He is surprised when Hajime asks what he is angry about. Atohira denies that he is angry.
Comment: Well, we got a kiss...on the cheek. Appetizer? The teaser was in the last two chapters about it probably happening on their anniversary. Kawasumi seems to overly worry about Suiren. I’m not sure if it is okay for Suiren not to mention to Kawasumi all of the details of what happened like the hi-five thing or what they talked about. If he did, is that like a controlling/demanding boyfriend, who wants to know EVERYTHING? He seems to trust her enough and she doesn’t feel that she has to tell him all of it. But then again, she isn’t really the talkative type. Hehe, I’m just hoping that it won’t be the start of some misunderstanding. Anyway, it seems that they are going to continue greeting each other in class. Maybe later on, Suiren would continue greeting the whole class and keep on making the fanboys wondering who she is greeting. ^^;; Maybe they’ll accept the two’s relationship since after all, she now gives them a bit of attention.

Lastly, by the two brothers, it is somewhat confirmed that Atohira is angry or at least, agitated about something. I got two guesses about it and it could be either or both. One, he is angry and jealous that Kawasumi got the girl whom he recently got interested in. Two, he is seeking Kawasumi’s attention. ^^; From this chapter, he seems to want Kawasumi to ask him about what happened and interact with him rather than ignore him. He even tried to irritate Kawasumi that he still calls Suiren by her surname. Instead, Kawasumi asks what he is angry about. Also, in the earlier chapters when he thinks of Kawasumi before and while talking with Suiren, it makes me think that he probably plans to use Suiren as a way to get Kawasumi’s attention. I’m not sure if he is displeased with Kawasumi having a girlfriend because it doesn’t make Kawasumi focus on karate which is directly related to him. So, he wants Kawasumi to keep on thinking of him as some ‘idol karate’ guy? Hehe, maybe I’m just thinking too much. ^^;; Scans by allwink

Quote of the day:
The first step binds one to the second. ~ French Proverb

46 comments:

  1. Finallly.....a kiss...altHough on the cheek but it was still really cute...
    But i realy want them to have a real kiss
    Thnx for the summary

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    1. Yup..hopefully soon..

      Thanks for reading ^-^

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  2. Thanks a lot, was a great chapter and is good see how much Kawasumi like Suiren! Cute. Nara:)

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  3. thanks kat!!
    it's really cute although kiss on the cheek.

    kawasumi's older brother is hot too.
    wah! maybe he'll end up pairing with Aya? hahaha lol

    Ai

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    1. You're welcome, Ai ^-^

      Indeed ^^

      Ah..possible since it is said that he and Suiren are similar so Aya has experience with that kind of person ^^

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  4. Thanks for the summary :D

    About this chapter... I know that Kawasumi does not take Suiren for granted. He treasures her and yeah... He had a hard time trying to find the correct balance between karate and his relationship with her at first, but he's giving his best and wants to make her happy. The kiss was awfully cute and it made me happy... I mean, they are soooo innocent so it was perfect for them... (for now lol)

    Suiren also is trying to be more independant and face her annoying fanboys... I hope things with Aya resolve soon because the friendship between this 2 is adorable.

    Atohira has always been a bit of a complex guy. Not to easy to decipher... But the hints are there. I remember a chapter in which Atohira asked Kawasumi if he could take a bottle and Kawasumi didn't let him (because Suiren gave that bottle to him as a present) and there was a bit of friction between them.... Atohira also mentioned that Suiren is not like the other girls (not in terms of looks but, of how she acts around him) and he also felt curious about what type of person Kawasumi's girlfriend is... So I kinda get the vibe that he's taking interest in her. Since the start I got the vibe that he might like her... but the mangaka didn't rush things (which is great) and now there's this unspoken rivarly between them... I'm looking forward to see how things develop :D

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    1. Thanks for reading, Aya ^-^

      Indeed ^^

      Yup ^^

      That's right..those seem to hint that way. But of course, he might be either clueless about it or in denial especially since the girl is already taken. I'm actually not sure if the mangaka would still want a love triangle here for that would mean Atohira attempting to steal Suiren.

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  5. Thanks for the summary and your theories too!
    WE GOT A KISS!!! BEAUTIFUL!!!

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    1. Thanks for reading, Shanny ^-^

      Indeed ^^

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  6. umm, i wanna ask, since lately ive not been following this manga, and i just jump to the latest chapter, does kawasumi & suiren already become couple ?

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    1. Yes they did :)!

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    2. Yup, they are already going steady for almost a year now.

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  7. OMG! They are so cute Kawasumi is really changing and making Suiren a priority the kiss is so adorable!By the way Kat what is kawasumi`s first name?

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    1. Yup, Linda ^-^

      It is his first name and surname. He is only known as 'Kawasumi' and nothing else before and after it. ^^; Don't know why.

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    2. I wonder why they dont mention his surname.Thanx so much for summarising i really love this manga.

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    3. Ya..

      Thanks for reading, Linda ^-^

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  8. I'm so happy their relationship is finally moving forward. Kawasumi is trying his best to make suiren dont feel left out and Suiren is finally confronting her issues. I wonder though how will that affect her relationship with Aya. ... BTW thanks for ur summaries...

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  9. Omg!!! A kiss!! Well, on the cheek and im okay with it. I dont know what's going on with hajime and i dont think its good. Thanks for the summary Kat!!!! ^_^

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    1. Yup, Judy ^^

      Is that so.

      Thanks for reading ^-^

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  10. They're just too cute!!! Thnx for the update

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  11. A kiss on her cheek... Kawasumi, you sly one... hehehe...
    Felt threatened by Atohira-kun, aren't you?
    But it's progress. Kudos, kid. You're on the right track. ^^ Next time, do it on her lips.


    Thanks for translating! I really enjoyed it. ^^

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    1. Hehehe... threatened...doesn't seem to.. I think he is more concerned that Atohira would say mean things to her.

      Lol, yup, maybe on their anniversary ^^

      Thanks for reading, Adanna ^-^

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  12. I'm quite impressive the way your working for a summary in every chapter. So you can read nihongo? Everytime I read I'm also seeking for more info's. I like your ideas.

    I'm happy with the turn out of the events, after the so called Cool-off they become more affectionate to each other, is it because they now know/understand each other? I'm happy the way Kawasumi slowly changing into a real like boyfriend, I want more skinship and kisses! Go for it Kawasumi and Suiren too. The way Kawasumi work really hard for their relationship. Kawasumi is so COOL!!~ Hahahahah.

    For me, the reason why Atohira become like that is it because of how calm Kawasumi is despite the thought that he met Suiren, It doesn't look like Kawasumi is bother by that. Is it because Atohira become attracted to Suiren? That might be possible right?

    I smell Love Triangle in the upcoming chapter. Hehehe!

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    1. Thanks for the comment, Jean ^-^ Actually, no, I summarize based on Chinese scanlations.

      Yup, it seems that way ^^ He reflected his ways and is slowly changing ^^

      Indeed, he doesn't seem bothered by it. It is possible.

      True..though it might just be nipped on the bud. Aside from those two already mutually liking each other, they are already going steady. If it is the typical love triangle, Atohira would have to steal her. Unless, it is an indirect love triangle..making other jealous even when not directly pursuing.

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    2. No problem, Really? That's awesome. To be able to read on chinese scanlations, you wouldn't wait for too long for updates. I got bored waiting for some updates, but luckily I found a site that are actually translated in english and of course your blog. :)

      The way we exchanged ideas for the upcoming chapters really makes me so excited, really! It feels so good chatting with you who have the same hobbies as me.

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    3. Ya, I know, Jean. I got impatient with updates that I decided to just learn Chinese to read it. Hehe..I already have a teeny tiny bit of foundation on Chinese and know how to find words on the Chinese-English dictionary.

      Yup, that is one of the reasons why I made this blog ^^

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    4. Oh really? Your learn it by yourself? *clap* *clap* *clap* that awesooooome of you Kat! :)

      Kyaaaaaa! Then I must thank you for making this blog. Really glad I found this site.

      Currently re-reading chapter 63 pp 19 is KYAAA! Can't stand their cuteness.

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    5. Hehe, ya, thanks for the comment, Jean ^-^ Actually, I'm still learning it ^^

      And, thanks for reading and commenting ^-^

      Yup..^^

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    6. How many chapter they realease each month? Can't wait for the update.. :)

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    7. Jean, they release twice a month..on the 5th and on the 20th unless the mangaka goes on a break or the magazine releases only one for the month = holidays.

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    8. Wow, Kat! You are really updated. Hahaha! I salute you for that. :)

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  13. I have a theory on Atohira after re-reading chapter 36 of Hibi Chouchou. He warned Kawasumi about not having a half-hearted love and not to quit karate because of it. Before he also asked what was so good about Suiren. I think Atohira just realized belated what it is about Suiren that is so charming and yeah he may be conflicted. Either he's jealous of their love or he may be starting to get attracted to her after all.

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    1. Possible, tsubakimari. Whichever it really is, hehe, it definitely concerns/bothers him =P

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  14. I know this isn't BL, but I always get the feeling Atohira has somewhat of a boy crush on Kawasumi. Or he is just upset the little boy that used to idolize Atohira has grown up and his focus is somewhere else. Not sure. Atohira is certainly thinking of Suiren in this chapter, but both times he was caught- he apparantly looked angry. That could be for many reasons, but because he is hanging out at Kawasumi's house and obviously wants to bug Kawasumi about it (lying on his bed and goading him to ask him questions), I still think Atohira's focus on Suiren has more to do with his relationship with Kawasumi than it does with his wanting Suiren.

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    1. Is that so. True, I'm also thinking that could be partly the reason..of course, not in BL terms. Hehe, maybe it is both? That and somewhat like Suiren?

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  15. when will hibi chouchou 64 come out? i really want to know

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    1. It is already out in Japan on the 5th. Currently, waiting for the Chinese scanlations so that I can summarize it.

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  16. So, I've recently gotten a look at this manga and I have to say it is one of the CUTEST, irritatingly shy slice of life manga's I have ever read. Goodness...these characters are shy. Painfully so. But, it's just so darn cute that I can't help but read more! And I was happy to remember that you summarize the chapters so from now on I will be looking forward to your summaries. Glad I began reading when we FINALLY have a peck on the cheek! Thank you so much Kat! I'll continue to support your hard work!

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    1. Hehe, quite contradicting, eh? I guess more like it isn't you're type of series yet you cannot get more of it due to the cuteness ^^

      Thanks for reading and the comment, MikoHere ^-^

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