December 19, 2014

Hibi Chouchou [Chapter 64]

At his school’s gate, girls are squealing that it is Atohira-senpai-Then, Daisuke walks beside Atohira as they head to the school building. Daisuke comments that basically there are very few engineering female students looks at him. Since Daisuke looks in a good mood, Atohira asks if he is going steady with Yuri. He says no, not yet but today, they called each other in the morning. Atohira lamely says, eh- This made Daisuke tell him to feel a bit interested about it. He asks Atohira if he plans to go steady with Koharu. “Do you want to go on a double date?” Atohira says that he won’t go. Daisuke comments what type would Atohira like. Atohira says rather than what type of person, and right now, he temporarily doesn’t give it any consideration. He thinks that he doesn’t want to give it consideration and it is fine not to think of it. Meanwhile, school life of the couple is the same as before – doing each others’ thing and walk home together. Narration: “Regardless of whether it is Wednesday, that day repeats [/duplicates] so many times. From that day, wasn’t able to say, ‘like you’ really well. Like you. Like you. ..like you. *remembers the kiss* Not a bit afraid [to say it].” And they walk home together.
With the falling of leaves, autumn has arrived. A hand reaches out to Atohira while he is walking on the street. It is Koharu. She says that it has been a long time and is he still doing his best in karate. Holding a couple of tickets, she tells him that there will be a cultural festival in their school but this year, it seems that people cannot get in without tickets. She asks him to come and to her surprise, he immediately says good [/very well]. While Atohira is thinking of Suiren, Koharu is surprised then says okay, sorry.. [<- not sure why she is apologizing ^^; Maybe because Atohira is declining the offer or not enthusiastic about it.] She asks if she had not made him anticipate even once. Atohira asks why she is doing it this. Flustered Koharu says that she isn’t sure, perhaps, it is simply just wanting to be in love, that’s all.. “Thinking of it like this, perhaps, it is only for me not to get hurt, that’s all. Actually..I obviously can go steady with someone else early on. Why would I.. always have this ‘difficult to forget love’ with you. *looks at Atohira during karate practice* Looking at you.. your expression of ‘really having concentrate towards anything’. It is the first time--.. that my mind had become blank.”
Atohira asks if she knows what’s inside of him. She tells him to tell her, and when she knows, she’ll absolutely become more sincere. Looking away, Atohira says the girls obviously are the ones who first decide, but will give the choice to the guy. Koharu asks, ..ha? Atohira says that she has already totally like him. Koharu becomes flustered. She shoves the tickets to him and runs off. He looks at the cultural festival tickets which is for October 25-26. He thinks of the girl who doesn’t like him rather, it is a totally different person. Later on, Atohira and Daisuke arrive at Café Bell. Daisuke greets Yuri. After they are seated, Yuri takes their orders, milk coffee for Daisuke and coffee for Atohira. Atohira drinks his coffee as Daisuke talk with Yuri. Ka-ching. Suiren and Aya enter the cafe. Just when Yuri is inviting Daisuke to their cultural festival, the two girls pass by them. Atohira asks if they’re waiting for someone.
After [Yuri/Aya] says that it is a freebie, Yuri immediately goes to get some pudding. Aya just tells Suiren that they go to that side. As Aya takes her seat with Suiren who is already sitting, Diasuke asks Yuri what her class will do for the festival. Yuri says that it is a takoyaki [batter balls with octopus and toppings] stand. Atohira suddenly stands up. He holds Suiren’s wrist and pulls her up. This made Aya protest that Atohira says that he is going to borrow her for a while. The two girls and his friend are surprised by this. While Atohira is quickly walking and pulling Suiren, aghast Suiren wonders what is this, and where are they going. She immediately starts shaking her head sideways and resists being pulled any further by stop walking. Atohira says that he is very bothered by that thing before. This made Suiren more aghast and tense. Sitting down by the fence, Atohira tells her not to have that kind of expression. He asks her what makes her smile. This puzzles Suiren. He asks if she is in front of Kawasumi, does she smile, get angry and cry? “Did this happen?”
Still puzzled what this is about, Suiren nods. Atohira asks how they greet each other. After being surprised by that, she timidly says that it is quite good. Just then, Kawasumi arrives. He goes to Suiren and asks what she is doing here. Atohira looks at Kawasumi and Suiren talking. They are surprised when Atohira stands up and says that it is nothing, he just wants to ask something. Before he leaves, Atohira calls out to Kawasumi and says, sorry. This surprises Kawasumi that he mutters wasn’t he [/Kawasumi] the one who should apologize. [<- for interrupting them?] While walking, Atohira thinks that for Suiren, it absolutely has to be Kawasumi. He wonders what to do next, even if he can go to Hajime’s house. Then, he passes by the dojo to see Koharu standing outside. Upon seeing him, embarrassed Koharu exclaims that today, it is only by chance that she came to hang out nearby, and it isn’t because she came to see him. Atohira lamely says, eh- She tells him that from that time on, she thought a lot, and it felt that she is causing him trouble.
He says that it is okay, and he also felt that he is a bit harsh in treating her. She says that it is okay, she knows herself that there is no hope, on contrary, she possibly would continue on thinking of him but she still doesn’t want to confess. He says that is very good. Koharu says that he is very nice today. “Could it be that you have someone you like?” He didn’t reply immediately that Koharu looks flustered and closed her eyes. Atohira looks at her and recalls Suiren. Atohira says that even if there is none, but there is someone that he nearly likes. [/almost fall in love with] “But it is absolutely impossible with that person.” Koharu looks at him who has a slightly flustered expression. Koharu says that it is the first time she saw him with that kind of expression. “..didn’t you already fallen in love with that person?” Atohira didn’t seem to react much [/is slightly surprised]. Koharu turns around to leave. She thinks, “Goodbye.. *starting to cry* wasn’t able to confess again..” As she leaves, somewhat flustered Atohira looks away then goes the opposite way. Narration: “This thing isn’t something that can disappear just because one tells it to disappear.”
Comment: Tough luck for Koharu. It is the second guy she lost because the guy likes Suiren. Well, maybe someday, she’ll find the one for her. In a way, it does seem that the two are similar. They can be aloof and mature. It is amusing how Koharu told Atohira back what he told her earlier about ‘you’re already in love’. Well, it remains to be seen if Atohira will pursue Suiren. Well, with a love rival, it usually causes the couple’s relationship to progress further. Of course, trying to steal someone’s girlfriend, and that it is the girlfriend of his friend’s younger brother, that is quite low and desperate. ^^; In a way, it does seem that Atohira can now empathize with people in love especially to those who are stuck in a one-sided love.., perhaps like his fangirls and it would make him kinder and gentler with them as he was with Koharu in the latter part. When Atohira is taking Suiren away, I’m glad that she has enough ‘self-preservation instinct’ to immediately stop him from taking her away further. Anyway, cultural festival is coming soon..will some major thing happen there?

Quote of the day:
In the arithmetic of love, one plus one equals everything, and two minus one equals nothing. ~ Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic's Notebook, 1966

40 comments:

  1. hi~~ thank you as always for the summaries :) i really enjoy reading it :)
    hmmm well i know that this atohira will be like this -_- don't touch kawasumi and suiren :P

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    1. Thanks for reading, Putri ^-^ Glad you enjoy reading it ^^

      Is that so.

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  2. Noooooooooo! Ok, maybe it's like you said he might not pursue Suiren, but then again it's more likely he will just to test out what he's feeling. His character seems that way. Of course I think it would be golden or poetic justice if it's Aya that tells him off.

    I just hope this isn't the start of a long line of drama back n' forth between the blond haired and dark haired male characters, i.e if you're keeping up with the latest in Hachimitsu ni Hatsukoi you'll know what I mean. So frustrating.

    Thanks for the summary!

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    1. True, JP.

      Lol..indeed, hopefully not.

      Thanks for reading ^-^

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  3. Hi. Why did you change the name of Ichii to Hajime? I'm curious.
    Thanks for the traduction ^^. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! :D

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    1. Someone told me that it is Hajime and not Ichii, Alexia. I just based it from the kanji before since I have not seen the raws..or rather, the ones I saw before are so small that I couldn't tell which one it is. ^^;;

      Thanks for reading ^-^

      Merry Christmas and Happy New year to you, too ^_^

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  4. Hahaha. As I thought, Atohira will become a love rival.

    Also, btw, the line where Atohira and Koharu on their first scene they are in together here, if I'm not mistaken, (since I learnt a bit of Japanese, I kinda know it because of the raws) when Koharu was offering the tickets, Atohira actually said "Ii" which means "it's fine" and another meaning of "don't bother" which is why Koharu apologizes.

    But I wonder what will happen next. If Atohira will remain his aloof attitude towards or move forward with his feelings.

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    1. Ya, seems like that.

      Oh, I see. In Chinese, it is more of 'good' -- something positive so it threw me off. So, I just based it on context. Anyway, thanks for the info ^-^

      Indeed..maybe character development?

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  5. I just hope Atohira doesnt do anything to go after Suiren would be messed up because of his close relationship with Kawasumi and his brother,Thanx for the great work Kat i was wondering when you gonna translate the latest chapter of Kanojo wa Uso wo Aishisugiteru.

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    1. Indeed, Linda.

      Thanks for reading ^-^

      Ah, that would depend on the Chinese scanlators. There is no new Chinese scanlation since the last time.

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  6. like some i'm hoping atohira won't pursue suiren cuz her relationship with kawasumi is just too cute... thnx for the summary

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    1. Ya..not another love triangle-ish typical plot.

      Thanks for reading ^-^

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  7. thanks for the summary and skip beat 219 are release

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  8. I knew that Atohira was going to fall for her!! haha I JUST KNEW IT! O_O Thanks for the summary... And yeah. Tough luck Koharu... Not that I really feel pity for her :( I guess it's because when she confessed to Kawasumi it gave me the impression that her so called love for him was superficial.

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    1. Indeed, Aya.

      Thanks for reading ^-^

      I see.

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  9. I don't know how the story will go on from here (If Atohira will or will not pursue Suiren) but I do know that Atohira and Suiren will not end up together. But I feel sad for Koharu. I actually ship her with Atohira but I do hope for her happiness! Thanks for the summary! Can't wait for next chapter!

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    1. Indeed, hanamiya25 ^^

      Is that so.

      Thanks for reading ^-^

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  10. Well, looks like this guy has it bad just like every other guy in their school. But I wonder why it's easy for her to talk to and listen to him? Is it because he doesn't faun over her like the others? Maybe if this guys comes in between them, some more progression will happen in their relationship like that kiss we saw in the other chapter? Once again, thanks Kat!

    ~Miko

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    1. Ya, Miko. Perhaps..though she is still uneasy with him unlike with Kawasumi. I got the impression that she is forced to talk and listen to him because she wanted to change rather than for it to be voluntary.

      Indeed.

      You're welcome ^-^

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    2. Yeah, I agree with both of you- he doesn't fawn over her and she sees him as a mentor. But I think she's just as uneasy as ever around Kawasumi. Embarrassed. I wish she'd be a bit more in depth of a character, she is beautiful but so uninteresting that the mangaka doesn't even bother to draw her a mouth 99% of the time lol. Aw well. Hope this new development brings some excitement and pushes Kawasumi and Suiren forward more together as a third love interest usually does.

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    3. Ah sorry! And thank you Kat for your amazing translations. God bless :) Hope you have a great New Years!

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    4. Lol..is that so..but then, she doesn't speak too much so.. =P

      Hopefully ^^

      Thanks for reading them and the comment ^-^

      Thanks and same to you, have a great new year!

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  11. Oh my! Another summary from you Kat.

    As I expected, Atohira. But I didn't expect he would tell it to Suiren that he was become anxious about her, and I want to know what Suiren felt about it, she did understand him though since she made a face right? Hahaha. I still don't know if he will going to pursue what he felt about Suiren, but the fact that she's Kawasumi's GF. Oh my, it so hard to predict this manga. But its getting exciting.

    About suiren and kawasumi they did become awkward I may say? More skinship for the couple and I hope they will move forward to the next level for their relationship.

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    1. Thanks for reading, Jean ^-^

      True..maybe we'll know in the next chapter. ^^

      Hopefully ^^

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  12. Thank you so much for the summaries.. YOu are really a blessing

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    1. Thanks for reading them, Dyan ^-^

      Thanks for the comment ^^

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  13. I don't get it really. What i see is that he'd really like to take away something that's Kawasumi he could be a winner, just like the last time he defeated Kawasumi in karate. Well, no offence, but I'm no fan of second male protaganists. Oh, btw, (SPOILER ALERT!!!!!) he gives up and confesses to her in hoping to get rejected in the next chapter.

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  14. Oh and thanks for translation Kat :) Somehow I wasn't able to find the raw of Chapter 65 so I just went to your blog to read it. :P

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    1. Thanks for reading ^-^ Hm..65 isn't out in Chinese scanlation so no summary yet.

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  15. Hi kat I was waiting for sleeping beauty summary hope you can update the 2 remaining chapter left thanks for all the summary you have done so far you've been a great for us who can't read japanese word..thanks

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    1. You've been a great help for us who can't read japanese manga ...thanks alot

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    2. Ah..I'm also still waiting for the Chinese scanlations. Sigh..that group isn't too active.

      Thanks for reading them ^-^

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  16. when will chapter 65 come out? please i have to know

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    1. It is already out in Japan. As for the summary, just finished it ^^

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  17. Hey kat! I love your summaries of hibi chouchou but are there other mangas that u all ready summarized?

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    1. Thanks for reading them ^-^

      Do you mean series that I'm summarizing/summarized? They can be found at the left side, below the tagboard + 'notes'.

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