December 21, 2014

Skip Beat [Chapter 219]


People are looking at the two girls outside the studio. Kyouko asks Amamiya if she has already prepared herself. Amamiya repeatedly mutters that today, she isn’t an ‘actress’. “Today, I’m a comedian...!!” The two girls in Love Me uniform heads inside the studio building. A spiky haired guy, together with two guys, enters the lounge. [<- I’ll be calling him Spiky] Upon seeing Amamiya, he says that is a strange outfit. Amamiya formally bows and greets everyone and that she’ll be under their care [/yoroshiku] again today. While Spiky greets back Amamiya, his companions had noticed Kyouko also bowing and greeting them at the side. Spiky asks what’s with that strange outfit. With clenched fist, Amamiya says that it is her battle uniform. Putting his bag on the table, Spiky asks, battle? She tells him that even if it isn’t called a basis since she didn’t work, but she is already in the showbiz for 15 years. Kyouko and the three guys look surprised. Amamiya continues to say that even if there was a detestable reason and a time when she had ran away, but in the end, she still persisted on being an ‘actress’ that she couldn’t abandon it. If she doesn’t do that, then, she won’t be able to exist in the showbiz world.
But, today, she is going to throw away that awareness that she has been carrying, when she came here. Wearing this outfit, she isn’t an actress, but rather, she is studying ‘comedy’, ‘a comedian intern’. She doesn’t feel that she possesses the skill to become a specialized performer in making people laugh but, ending∙awkward silence, self-destruction, etc, [<- comedy skills] she will give her all-out effort to do them. While the two other guys comment about not wanting to give all-out effort for awkward silence, Amamiya bows again and asks Spiky to strictly guide her, yoroshiku!! Pulling a chair and sitting down, Spiky says that even if she says that but isn’t her neck injured and doesn’t that shows that ‘I’m injured’. From his side, he won’t dare ridicule her [as tsukkomi- straight guy] to make fun of her [as boke-funny guy]. To Kyouko’s surprise, Amamiya starts removing her bandage. Spiky tells her to stop while she’s ahead, okay, because this program would make her unable to do her other work smoothly [if it aggravates the injury] and won’t it become his fault. Annoying. Amamiya says that it is only a sprain and not at all a big hindrance so there’s no need to worry.
Spiky says that he isn’t worried, and it is because she is injured so she is bandaged. He tells her to at least where a scarf-something in order for people not to see her injured part. Walking away, Amamiya says that she’ll quickly buy. Kyouko tells her that she’ll go prepare that. Spiky is surprised that there is another one who is wearing that kind of outfit. He asks who she is. Kyouko is surprised that he noticed her only now. Kyouko tells him that she is Amamiya’s substitute manager today. Then, some other people enter the lounge and greet the others a good morning. Kyouko says, “I’m Kyouko, from LME Company. *L-(love)on one hand and number 1 on the other hand* No. 1 LOVE ME Member. *sparkling pose*” At a dining room type of office, Lory is on the phone when he goes, ‘Huh?’ The other party asks what it is. Watching the television and having newspapers on the table, Lory says that it is nothing, a while ago, it seems that he heard the word ‘Mogami’. On the morning show, the hosts mention about yesterday’s high speed accident wherein no one had died so it is kind of a miracle. Lory thinks that mentioning Mogami, it isn’t about Box’R and it seems that it has no relation at all [with the topic].
The other party asks what is it, since for a split second.. Lory apologizes and tells her not to mind it. Lory asks how things on her side. Jelly [I assume] says yes, she is going to depart from South Korea as planned tonight, and she will be responsible in bringing Ren back to Japan on time tomorrow. [<- South Korea as stopover? Correction by Edgar] Lory apologizes to her again for tiring her out. Jelly giggles and tells him not to mind, though she will ask a bonus aside from the reward. Lory says if it is Master Mouse’s home [<- Disneyland?] then, he can accompany her anytime. Jelly says that even if that isn’t bad, but she wants to go on a date in a quieter place. Lory asks where she wants to go. Just then, the TV program’s host says, “—in this situation, who is to blame, after all, someone has to assume responsibility for it, right, Attorney Mogami.” [<- a little mistake from last chapter because the sentence wasn’t complete so I assumed that it is about acting, but based here, she is a ‘guest as a commentary, acting as’..not about acting. Sorry~] Lory looks up the television screen. 
Meanwhile, in the living room, slightly standing up, Yashiro stops midway from eating his sunny-side egg on a toast bread upon hearing the surname. Saena says that it is a situation wherein the cars from behind [those who tailgated] hit a car that has stopped on the same road. Those tailgaters are 100% responsible but this is a highway so those who were tailgated will bear a 30-40% fault liability. The host exclaims why that is so. Saena says that this isn’t the same with a road since this is a highway wherein it is forbidden to stop the car. Besides, because the one being tailgated pulled the emergency break which lead to the tailgaters’ situation, the one being tailgated needs to bear 50% of the fault liability. As they talk about the driving speed of the cars, Yashiro sits down and thinks that ‘Mogami’ is a common surname but so far, the only one with the surname ‘Mogami’ whom he met is Kyouko. “--..This woman.. Could it be.. that she is--..” Back in the studio, Amamiya asks Kyouko if she planned this early on. Yesterday, Kyouko told her to wear the LOVE ME uniform and Kyouko even did an extreme self-introduction. Amamiya asks if she knew that doing that kind of thing, since the other party is comedians, they won’t let go and she [Amamiya] will definitely be bitten. Now, she is ruthlessly bitten that her body are filled with bite marks.
There is a scene of the comedians who had entered the lounge and immediately took the bait by starting to make fun of Amamiya over what kind of strange outfit is that, she isn’t like an actress, my eyes hurt, that color is too violent, what the heck is Love Me member hahaha. Kyouko sheepishly smiles and says that the reaction is intense than what she imagined. She thinks that no wonder it is the people who are devoted to comedy, they are no way like actors and idols who only sneer and ignore. [<- in their reaction of the uniforms] Amamiya says in the end, she.. Kyouko says no, the reason she proposed to wear this uniform is because Amamiya said that she wants to become a ‘comedian intern’ so she felt that if Amamiya is seen wearing it, it can easily express her resolution. And no matter how many times it takes, she will be misidentified as a comedian especially since there are two of them together.  [<- something like a manzai, two persons stand-up comedy] Amamiya tells her that she didn’t say, ‘want to become a comedian intern’ but rather, she said, ‘want to try to become a comedian intern’. She only said that to make someone who heard that to think that she seems to have given up being an actress, that’s all.
Kyouko says that it doesn’t matter if people notice that she is in a role [/she is acting] or she is the same as before, that is because she is an actress. And when she absolutely pursue a role of ‘comedian’ to the point of making it feel real, then, gradually, the fake thing will become real [/start doing it seriously after starting it as a joke]. “..Actresses have that kind of ailment[/defect], right?” This made Amamiya smile and says indeed, they have. Then, someone calls out to Amamiya that the meeting is about to start. Kyouko tells her that she’ll get the scarf. Heading towards the room, Amamiya says okay. Kyouko calls out to her and says that she is really an amazing actress. Flashback: At the hospital, Amamiya told Kyouko that a ‘so-called actress. No matter what happens to oneself, a performer’s life is predestined.’ She thought that line only refers to ‘no matter what happens, one must perform’, meaning, as work, one should always act..but, re-thinking about it, that line has a different meaning. Even if she isn’t too sure, but as an actress, all sorts of things happen in one’s life that can be connected together with acting. Kyouko said no, ‘it can be used for drama’.
Pointing at Kyouko, Amamiya exclaimed, yes, it is that. Honestly speaking, before she wondered what kind of help does a comedian’s job do to acting, but perhaps, in the future, she will have a comedian role, and look, famous acting celebrities usually have morning dramas in their biography. Even if she doesn’t know if there will be a use, but, right now, she will hone her acting skills together and tomorrow, she will try to acting a ‘comedian intern’ role. To Amamiya’s shock, moved and crying Kyouko grabbed her hands and called out her name. Kyouko said, ‘to a person whose goal in life is to become a top-quality actress, there is no experience that is meaningless.’ Lory made her understand that a bit and afterwards, she shed a 100 teardrops [/She said around a hundred scales fell from her eyes, meaning she had a humongous epiphany (scales falling from one's eyes is a reference to Acts 9:18) according to Edgar]. Yet Amamiya came to comeprehend it using her own effort. “..you are really a very, very amazing actress--..!!” End flashback. Amamiya smile and thank her. Kyouko smiled back. End flashback. As Kyouko leaves, Spiky is by the door of the meeting room, waiting for Amamiya. Spiky tells her that about that neck injury, he heard that she got it from the high speed highway accident. This morning, upon entering the company, he heard it from the producer. Amamiya is surprised. He says that it seems that her company's president had called.
The president said that because she is injured, they mustn’t make things difficult for her. He was crying and telling them that she is their money tree [/hen that lays the golden eggs]. Spikey says that he thought that as usual, Amamiya obviously wouldn't accept a comedic work. Just doing some simple work and depending on cuteness that she is able to get a reward, A WRETCHED ACTRESS, and they have to properly love and protect her. Preteding to act strong, yet cannot even do it, then get out of the business [/stop doing it]. This irks Amamiya that she has opened up her heart's notebook and starts putting Spiky's name on it - die, you'll pay with your life for this. To her surprise, Spiky says that is what he was thinking before he opened the door. "I have changed my point of view. But, during the recording if for a spit-second, you show an expression of 'I'm obviously an actress', then I'll.." Amamiya tells him that she won't let him say something like 'salary thief'-whatever. "I won't give you another opportunity to say that again." Spiky says very good. Later on, Kyouko is going back to the studio. She is relieved that she managed to find a convenient and good looking scarf which she hopes that Amamiya will like.
Pressing the elevator button, she catches her breath. The elevator is going down from the 8th floor. Then, she hears a couple of women snickering what is that, a performer, a comedian, and isn't she like some stage set staff worker. How amazing, that color is such a pollution [/trash]. Kyouko muses that when she think of it in detail, humans are really living creatures who can easily adapt. Obviously from the start, she always felt that this outfit is very shameful that she put it in her heart not to wear it. But right now, it is already like an obsession [/deep commitment], a fish and bird eating bait [?]. If there is an opportunity, she'll use it as bait or as a weapon. “Wrong..speaking of that, during the Kyurara audition, it seems that I've also worn it because wearing someting too ordinary won't make one become eye-catching. Also, in filming Shoutarou's PV, I also wore it.” Recalling Amamiya saying that it is her battle uniform, Kyouko closes her eyes and thinks, yes, this is her battle uniform. She smiles. Ting, the elevator arrives. A sophisticated-looking lady comes out. Kyouko's smile vanishes. Coming out of the elevator, Saena puts her cellphone in her bag and looks straight at Kyouko. Kyouko looks shocked. The next chapter will be out on January 20th in Japan.
Comment: Hello, mommy. Kyouko immediately recognizes her but it seems Saena has not. I won’t be surprised if she doesn’t because Kyouko dyed her hair and of course, she knows Kyouko is an actress..so wearing a Love Me uniform, does that look like what an actress would wear? I would also think the same as those other two, she must be a staff worker. Nevertheless, it is indeed fitting that she is wearing her battle uniform upon meeting her mother. Then, there was that talk with Amamiya about using one’s experiences that happened by fate to enhance one’s acting so I’m sure whatever the outcome of this encounter, Kyouko will and can use it later on. Anyway, at least, Kyouko knows that her mother is in Tokyo and well, she will also learn soon that her mother is now becoming a ‘personality in media’ though as a lawyer-commentator. Well, Spiky is taunting Amamiya because she didn’t take the work of a comedian seriously and she must be some pampered princess actress who can only act cute.

With Kyouko’s help, Amamiya is now more serious with it and challenges herself to upgrade her acting skills with roles that she doesn’t like. In a way, it does seem like what Kuu did before for Kyouko. It is nice that for it is like ‘passing forward’ what others had taught her or rather helping others like how she was helped before. Ah, Kyouko’s Love Me pose, suddenly reminds me of a Sailormoon pose. ^^; I’m not sure which reactions are good: sneered, ignored or laughed at. ^^;; So, Ren is coming the next day and two people might tell him about Kyouko’s mother is in Tokyo. At least help out later on. Lory definitely knows who she is because he has read Kyouko’s biodata. Yashiro already has a hunch though I don’t know if that is indeed what he is thinking. Do they look alike or something? From how things are going, I think those whom Kyouko has helped will help her through this ‘new yet old battle’ with her mother. Scans by 红莲汉

Word of the day:
If you try to see a situation differently, you can make it become different. ‘As you have believed, so let it be done for you. Jesus, Matthew 8:13’ ~ 101 mottos for success by J. Richards and M.S. Fontaine.

81 comments:

  1. really, that woman! I had a tought that the scene would jump up on another scenr on next chapter. but I didn't mind if it means she'll meet up with Ren as soon as his arrival.

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    1. Is that so, fitriana. Hm..that is actually possible..then make the reactions here as flashback.

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  2. Thanks for the new update!! very good chapter!!! it seems like there is good cliff hangers with the mom a lot lately. Is that foreshadowing something greater? Like maybe Saena knows something about Ren's past and use that against Kyoko for the final blow of their battle? or is Saena coming there some sort of sign or reminder that Kyoko doesn´t belong in the show bizz? Ahh suspense!!!

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    1. Thanks for reading ^-^

      Yup..hm..most likely since this arc will be about her and her mother.

      Ah, that might be a bit farfetched about Saena knowing Ren. Hm..how do you imagine it = for it to be used against Kyouko? Blackmail her through Ren?

      Hm..cannot say. A mother who abandoned her don't really have the right to say what Kyouko wants to do with her life. Actually, Kyouko can say a lot of stuff if her mother says that she doesn't belong in showbiz.

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  3. FINALLY! The awaited reunion (o;TωT)o I just hope that everything'd go smoothly -untill Ren's arrival at least.-
    Thanks for your hard work again, Kat-Sama (≧▽≦)

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    1. Indeed, Lolli. We'll see...

      Thanks for reading ^-^

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  4. Thanks for the summary Kat :) i am eagerly waiting for Kyouko and Saena to chat

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    1. Thanks for reading ^-^

      Is that so ^^

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  5. Thanks for the summary kat ^^

    Well at last they have met it will be shocking if her mom don't recognize her or recognize her and ignore her O_o .i have a feeling that she will behave coldly to kyouko that's the feeling she gives .I just hope that kyouko will keep her fighting spirit up and just like she fooled shou with her skills she will fool her mom if she say mean things to her i mean keep a strong front even if it hurt but will it work ? since she is a lawyer she probably knows how to read people quite well .Well i look forward to it because i believe that once kyouko overcome her mom's trauma not only will she move forward in term of work but also in term of love as for ren all that's left is tina and after that i don't see the series continuing for another 100 chapters since both main characters will be over their issues and all that's left is a love confession ;) oh well at the end of the day i have faith in this author whatver she does i'm sure will be epic it has been since the start so i doubt it will change :)

    I also think that all those that kyouko helped like amamiya will help her out with her mom especially if she belittle kyouko or is harsh with her .But of course what i want most is kyouko holding her ground when facing her mom .

    I can't wait for ren to return , and give his full support to kyouko , i wonder if shou parents will also be in this arc ?

    It is just like i thought kyouko is doing with amamiya what kuu did with her and it is quite nice to see that she matured and learned form all what she has been through and the fact that she now stand proudly with the love me uniform says quite a lot about her growth i think but i just hope this confidence and pride won't vanish next chapter .

    I laughed at the kyouko crying face i love when she does her faces ,i also loved what amamiya wrote about spiky in her curse/hate book but this may develop into a ren /kyouko friendship since ren as well looked down on kyouko when they first met as adults . Overall good chapter and thank you ^^

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    1. I totally think that Saena won't recognize Kyouko. I know that the last chapter showed Saena reading information about Kyouko, but I don't know how much she has actually followed Kyouko's showbiz life -to know what she looks like in her current daily life.

      I miss REN!! I hope he appears the next chapter to cheer Kyouko up after the mother shock!

      THANKS FOR THE SUMMARY KAT

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    2. Thanks for reading ^-^

      Indeed. It also depends if her mother will actually confront her. From the earlier chapters with Shou, I got the impression that she isn't and letting the Shou's parents deal with Kyouko.

      True. ^^ So about three more arcs? That would be around, 3-4 years?

      Indeed.

      Yup..and I think they will be in this arc. They might contribute to understanding more about Saena.

      Indeed ^^

      I was also thinking of that..perhaps..and who knows, maybe she will get to like comedy =P

      You're welcome ^^

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    3. True, Anonymous. She looks very different now compared to the time when she is with Shou.

      Maybe..I'm guessing either in the next one or the one after that..depends on how long that encounter with her mother will be. Is it just a passing by since Kyouko has to hurry with the scarf..or a longer one.

      Thanks for reading ^-^

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    4. My god if she sees kyouko face to face and continue to ignore her o_0 that would be heavy blow for kyouko .

      Something like that because i highly doubt SB will go on for another 10 years .

      Yup maybe they will also help kyouko understand her mother's reason for leaving her behind if she actually has reasons .

      Hahaha it will be funny seeing amamiya get into comedy :)

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    5. Hehe..sofia.. Won't she think of the possibility that her mother doesn't recognize her?

      I'm sure her mother has her reasons. It won't justify abandoning Kyouko but I think she ought to have reason/s for doing so.

      Indeed..she will be amazing if she can do that. Like how Kyouko abhors 'bullying roles'. ^^

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    6. Considering their past she may not think of that option .

      Yup and the only reason i can think of is work and that's by no means a reason to abandon a child .

      Yup and if you think about it all of the love me actresses are amazing ^^

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    7. I see, sofia.

      True.

      Indeed ^^

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  6. Thanks for the summary as always, Kat!
    I think they look very much alike. Mainly when Kyouko dresses up (wich her mother is doing right now - she IS using make-up, right?). I thought they would take longer to meet, like meeting in Mouko-san's working place or something, but it never goes as we think, right? ;D I liked Kyouko's expression, I can't wait to see if she'll be able to mask it like she did it when she found Sho all the way back to the first chapters, at the gas station. And I think Saena did recognize her, and will still ignore her, even more so because of her battle uniform >_> Oh, the pain D: I think Mouko-san will be the first to notice something's wrong when they meet, cause she already knows. Ren'll have to wait for someone to tell him. And Mouko-san was there when Kyouko acted the 'parents-can-hate-their-children' act, so she's even more keen on noticing, or even asking first. I'm betting Mouko-san will ask for the days Saena's on TV to make them miss themselves and will call Kyouko to tell her NOT to come to the TV for one reason or another -- and have her plans completely destroyed because they've already met. I'm really needing some Mouko-Kyouko time, it's been too long already :<

    ~Yuki

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    1. Thanks for reading, Yuki ^-^

      Hm..presumably. Indeed..it wasn't with Kanae so that will have a different purpose in the story.

      Hehe, ya, those are the possibilities.

      I'm not sure if Kanae can ask about Saena's TV appearances without giving a good reason about it. Also, her appearances do not seem solely for the drama. Is it the same studio for Box'R? You lost me a bit on 'her plans completely destroyed'..whose plans? Saena?

      I see..maybe in a different way since Kanae will be in the same drama with her.

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    2. Hm, Kanae IS a good actress, she can always make it look like she's oh so interested in the ways of the law or something xD Oh, no, I was thinking about Kanae making plans that included not letting Kyouko meet Saena. But now, even if she did have those plans (wich I think she did), they'd be destroyed >_> since they met already.
      I REALLY want to read the next chapter, but at the same time, I don't. As I said before, I don't want Saena to turn out to be a good person or something, mainly based on her face at the end of this chapter. She clearly recognizes her own child but is ignoring her very existence just because of... of... ugh, of her own ideals. I can't deal with these kind of narrow-minded people >_>

      ~Yuki

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    3. Ah, I see, Yuki. ^^

      True, those can be quite hard and painful to read. Still, this series is a 'hopeful/feel good' thing wherein the good always wins ^^

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  7. Thank you for the summery, Kat!
    I think maybe Amamiya will have a much needed romance begin with Spiky. He seems too prominent in the chapter to not have a larger role in the future. Amamiya and Kyouko have proven to be mutually helpful to one another. It's great that Kyouko has decided she is wearing her battle uniform right before she is faced with seeing her mother. I have a feeling she'll definitely need all the strength she can draw from it. Saena will never be warm or kind to Kyouko. I wonder if she'll even recognize her. I'm dying to see Ren again, and especially for his reactions to everything that has happened. Unfortunately, I doubt he will be in the next chapter either, so I'm anticipating having to wait until February to see him. But as always, he'll be worth the wait. I'm getting excited to see all of these relationships and character developments receiving conclusions.

    - Chris

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    1. Thanks for reading, Chris ^-^

      Hehe, you think so, too.

      Indeed ^^ True..will she recognize her? Whether she does or does not, how would Kyouko react?

      Ya..seems like that..or, something like, the cliffhanger is Ren arriving in Japan? It depends what happens in this encounter and if there will be a time skip.

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  8. I've been waiting for this encounter, but it still made my heart skip a beat!
    I feel sorry for Kyouko, after all, she tried her best to not meet with her mom. I mean, even for the passeport she didn't meet her directly. What will Saena do? If she recognizes Kyouko she will certainly bring up Box R's reaction, if she doesn't , well.. i'd feel even more sorry for Kyouko..
    Will Ren cheer up Kyouko? Or will it be Shou?
    Thanks for the Summary!

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    1. Is that so, Rihab ^^

      True..

      Ah, depends on whom she meets first..and she's depressed if the encounter ended badly..actually, even if it doesn't, the encounter ought to make her re-live/recall some of those awful moments like it usually does.

      Thanks for reading ^-^

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  9. Thanks for the summary.

    I expected the chapter to end that way, so it wasn't too surprising for me. I'm more interested in what's going to happen next.

    I do think that there's more to Saena than what we've seen. And I don't think Saena left Kyoko because she just wasn't good enough as a child, or anything like that. I suppose it might be the case, but it seems like there might be more to the story. Women with children in Japan are generally stay-at-home mothers (although that's becoming just a little less common), and Saena seemed to have been raising Kyoko pretty much on her own. Kyoko doesn't seem to remember anything of her father, so it's possible Kyoko was born out of wedlock, or her father died/left before she was born. Saena seems more like the career woman type as well, and being a lawyer is a pretty time consuming job. I think it's possible Saena didn't think she could adequately take care of Kyoko.

    I could be wrong though. I just think it would be a bit strange for Saena to be a generic "evil" type of character when that kind of thing has not really been in Skip Beat up until now. But it's possible she might cause some problems for Kyoko before things get figured out.

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    1. Thanks for reading, Asunder ^-^

      Hehe..ya.

      That is quite likely..though it doesn't help that the way she abandoned Kyouko isn't going to make her look good. I mean, she could have explained it to Kyouko rather than just leave while Kyouko running after her and having that impression of her. That might indeed be the reason but the way she did it, doesn't it seem like she is severing her relationship with her and letting the Fuwas be the guardian? Though, I'm also guessing that is the reason why she left.

      Indeed...most villains/bullies change afterwards.

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  10. Thank you so much for posting the summary! Oh... I can't wait to see what happens next! I hope this encounter doesn't throw Kyoko too off balance.

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    1. Thanks for reading, Claudia ^-^

      Indeed ^^

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  11. Thanks for the summary Kat!

    Even if Saena ignores her, which I think is best in this situation, I'm more worried about how Kyoko will react. How will she look when she gets back to Chiori? (She will focus on herd job but how will this affect her?) She needs to process why Saena is there and what is going to happen next, what her next move will be. On the other hand, the way Kyoko is acting, I think Saena will get suspicious. I mean why would a stranger be shocked to see her there? Also there's the possibility of Kyoko saying, "Okaa-sama?" in shock.

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    1. Thanks for reading, Brittany ^-^

      Indeed. Either way, Kyouko will not likely to react positively over this..or it might also make her recall those sad memories.

      True..hehe, so many possibilities as usual ^^

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  12. Ayiii! Thanks as always Kat! I really hope the next chapters do not pose a big problem for Kyoko... BUT The hopeless romantic in me kinda thinks something will go wrong and we'll have Shou and Ren to the rescue. I think Shou has been worried about her all this time when it comes to matters about her mother, knowing it pains her that he appologized about it 2 chapters back, but I think this time he needs to make it clearer lest he be overshadowed by Ren again. Hahaha. A bit off topic but I guess I am just waiting for another love triangle or face off and make things even more interesting. :p

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    1. Thanks for reading, Jacque ^-^

      Ya, most likely though still hoping she can pull through..at least just a little push from either guys though I prefer Ren =P

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  13. Thanks for skip beat! (I also follow OhnH)
    I've been waiting for this moment! They finally reunite. I really want to know how the others (especially the president) will react to this.
    Coincidently the next chapter where she faces her mother is on my mom's birthday hehe
    Thanks again :D

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    1. Thanks for reading, Hozea ^-^

      Hehe, is that so ^^ True, everyone's reaction will be interesting to see..of course, the one I'm really curious is Kyouko's. How will she handle this.

      You're welcome ^^

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  14. Yay! Mommy Saena is a scary character huh! If looks can kill I'm sure Kyoko is dead by now hahaha.. But mommy is quite a beauty isn't she? And finally Ren is coming back.. Will he comfort Kyoko if something bad will happen next chapter? Thanks Kat for the summary.. I've only read the raw in some manga raw site and finally you've made its summary.. Thanks my dear

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    1. Indeed, Rhaecz ⓗⓤⓑ

      Maybe..though surely, he will in one way or another.

      Thanks for reading ^-^

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  15. Ha! Indeed, Kyouko's pose is definitely reminiscent of Sailormoon's! All of the reactions your listed are good because 1) those who sneered thought it was cool and wished they'd been given the platform to do something like it; 2) those who ignored wished they could do the same thing but are too afraid of what others would think thus they know they would have to keep the desire to do such a thing hidden deep inside; and 3) those who laughed at it openly thought is was cool and filed that away as something to do when given the opportunity. This is me, of course, making light.

    Along with some of my fellow fan-mates, I also miss Ren! He is my eye candy. As for Mother Saena, I wonder if she does not like what she sees, she will forcefully have Kyouko leave the entertainment world. The mushy part of me wants Ren to shield Kyouko, but the other side of me (whatever it is) believes that our wonderful mangaka will continue to have her lovely characters overcome their trials. Beautiful development.
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    Any who, Kat, thank you for your summary and quote! I know I'd mentioned this some time before, but your work truly does bring happiness and satisfaction to so many. I appreciate you and the time you take to work on all of these summaries while pairing a very fitting quote to each work. Merry Christmas! We will have a Happy Birthday, Jesus! cake this Thursday. I hope you get to enjoy one, as well!

    "For unto you is born this day in the the city of David a Saviour which is Christ the Lord..." Luke 2:11 Baruch ata adonai

    ~may =)

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    1. That's a very positive way of viewing it, may. Nice ^^

      Indeed though I'm not too convinced that she will do that. In a way, Saena is also in the entertainment world. Of course, it does seem more like deliberate because of Kyouko. Maybe know more about that world where her daughter is now?

      Thanks for reading ^-^ Glad to hear that ^^

      Merry Christmas to you, too ^^ Indeed, Same to you ^^

      Amen.

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  16. Oh gawhd... fufufu thanks for the update kat.. ;)

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  17. Thank you for the summary! <3 Tika

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  18. Thanks for the summary.again no ren.its been 3 chaps already with no kyouko and rens interaction :( if only the mangaka releases more chaps.if there are 100 more chaps then it will take about 8 or 9 more years seeing how 12 chaps are released per year excluding the side stories :(
    I think saena will ignore kyouko on purpose which might dishearten kyouko more or say something which further shocks her.more family secrets are going to be out now
    this is gonna be exciting.and i hope i dont see shou again in the next few chaps

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    1. Thanks for reading, spears_deliq ^-^

      Is that so.

      Lol..don't like Shou, huh...or because if he's there, Ren might not be?

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    2. Its not like i dont like him completely.because what he did to kouko is unforgivable.but if someone will have to play a role of supporting kyouko i vould like it be ren

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    3. Ah, I see, spears_deliq ^^

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  19. First, Thx Kat, I've been waiting all week to read this. Second, I really don't think Kyoko's mom is as bad as she's made out to be. I think she knew from Kyoko's first appearance on TV that her daughter was in showbiz. Plus, if she really disapproved, she would not have signed the passport form just like that. We've seen from Ren's dad that all is not as we think, so I have big expectations from Seana. I'm hopping I'm right

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    1. You're welcome, Evie ^-^

      Ya, I'm also thinking of that. She would have her reasons and etc. So far, villains here aren't exactly 'generic' for they have their reasons..or at least, they aren't totally detestable.

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  20. Two problems with the chinese scanlation Kat used. Cited from mangafox forum. Translations from japanese.

    "Actually, Jelly is already in South Korea. She says the plan is to leave "here" (where she is) tonight, but the kanji for "here" is South Korea. So she's probably in Seoul and will fly from there to Guam, maybe to throw anyone tracking her off the scent of Ren in Guam."

    "Kyouko didn't say she shed many tears. She said around a hundred scales fell from her eyes, meaning she had a humongous epiphany (scales falling from one's eyes is a reference to Acts 9:18). "

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    1. Is that so, Edgar.

      The first one, I assumed that but the Chinese translation seems to refer to something else. ^^;

      Thanks for the correction ^^

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  21. Thank you so much for the summary Kat!! Great as always :)
    Saena face is so much like Setsua right? Typical a cold beauty ><
    Love it when Kyoko doing Love Me no.1 pose
    Well,let's just wait and see what the out come will be in the next chapters :D
    Until next time ~

    Tiara ^_^

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    1. Thanks for reading, Tiara ^-^

      True..

      Indeed ^^

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  22. thx for the summary kat!! really love u for doing this hard work!
    cant belive saena meeting kyoko so soon. i tought it wud be two or three ch more! but nevertheless it's a very exciting n long awaited development >.<
    i just hope it doesnt meant this series reaching it's end soon...

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

      Indeed ^^

      Hm..maybe and maybe not..the pacing is slow so I think it can go for a long time.

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  23. I think the typical pattern would be for Amamiya to be the straight man, but with recent encounter i think it will make it difficult to present a happy pattern. So story will have Amamiiya be the boke to Kyouko's awkwardness perhaps? Also I think Saena will recognize kyouko, but she will ignore her. since she's been following her pages online.

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    1. Is that so.

      Hm..possible unless she reads everything from the commercial up to the current, yes, she will recognize Kyouko. It also depends what kind of person Saena is. I mean, if she is the type who'll ignore people wearing 'staff member'-type clothes or she is a keen observant of everyone. Well, we'll know for sure in the next chapter ^^

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  24. i think that this time its ren trun to help kyouko from her demon's and this will make there bond stronger. i wonder if jelly is the wife or partner of lory. so far i see kyouko does resemble her mother a lot. thanks for the summery kat

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    1. Most likely, sephora ^^

      I think she's a partner/lover-type.

      Is that so.

      Thanks for reading ^-^

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  25. I wonder if Ren's personal demons are already considered completely resolved in the story? He had his share of tragic past/backstory, and I think he's come to terms with it... Or do you think there's more yet to come? If I'm not wrong it's Kyoko's turn now. Ty for your summaries!

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    1. I'm not sure if it is completely resolved since we still do not know definitely what/who caused the 'fall' or rather, how he became like that and more about Rick, etc in his life. But he has indeed more or less came in terms with it.

      True, it seems so.

      Thanks for reading ^-^

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  26. thank you for the summary!
    I cant't wait for the next chapter. In the near future i think that Ren is going to have a chat with Saena and i hope that he will be the one to know her reasons for her behavior so he will be the one to meddle between kyouko and her mother.... maybe...
    I really do think that this has come in the right time. Right now kyouko has so many friends on her side that will encourage her and help her with having to deal with her mother. So even if she has a hard time, she won't have to handle it on her own like in the past.

    Thanks again for the summaries!

    Diana

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    1. Thanks for reading, Diana ^-^

      Maybe..something like what Kyouko did with him and his father?

      That's right ^^ Even Shou, in his own way, has become a bit active regarding it unlike before when they were young.

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  27. NOOOOOOOOOOOO why must it always end on a cliffhanger fuuuuuu *dies from anticipation* 20th jan is too far away TAT anw thx for the summary :) helped me with parts i couldnt decipher with some of the traditional chinese words

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    1. Hehe..yes, it always end on a cliffhanger that we are always hooked with it ^^

      Thanks for reading, Mary ^-^

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  28. A very big THANK YOU! you're work is appreciated and pretty welcome)))

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    1. You're welcome and thanks for the comment, silvd ^-^

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  29. neck bandage lolz , that is so dumb :D , never saw that before :p ,

    isn't this start to dragging a bit , this chapter was maybe just a set up for kyouko to meet her mother saena ,thought iit is a monthly series .

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    1. Is that so.. and now that you mentioned it, usually, it is a neck brace.

      A bit..but then, most of the time, there is a reason for it later on. For now, it is a monthly series.

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  30. Omgosh this is sooooo exciting! Ren coming back right as the mum appears! The author is a genius! I already know this though lol. If the mum doesnt recognise kyoko, i wonder if kyoko will tell her it's her. I dunno if that sounds like kyoko but the thought just entered my mind. I have no idea what's going happen! I love this manga. Thank you Kat for your wonderful summary again, esp including actual Japanese terms ��. Love the quote again ��

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    1. Yup ^^

      Hm..I'm thinking that she won't since Kyouko might still be too stunned that her mother is actually there..aside from the fact that she has to hurry and give that scarf to Amamiya.

      Thanks for reading them ^-^ Glad you like it ^^

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    2. I was thinking the same. I wonder if we're right. Thanks for your hard work! Lol i vant express it enough--meg

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    3. =)

      Thanks for the comment, meg ^-^

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  31. The way I'd like to see the meeting play out ~

    Seana: "Would you mind moving? You're in the way."

    Kyoko steps aside, then bows. Seana unknowingly walks by her daughter. Kyoko steps into the elevator and pushes a button.

    Kyoko: "Sorry... but then again, I always was... wasn't I, mother."

    Seana turns in shock but all she sees is the back of her daughters head as the elevator doors close, leaving her standing there watching the floor numbers tick upwards.

    End Scene.

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    1. That's a nice sad scenario ^^

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    2. Very dramatic. You should go into script or scenario writing :)

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    3. That would be heart breaking, but I can totally see that happening and Kyoko devastated after that and goes to Ren to "cook" for him when he comes back so she does not say that she wanted to see him for comfort.

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    4. The reason I want to see it play out like this is because it plays off Kyoko's last memory of her mother leaving without so much as a backwards glance. Saena seeing just the back of her daughters head with no clear memory of the face she had just seen would be total poetic justice, made all the better by the fact that Kyoko wouldn't have to say or do anything negative towards her mother.

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  32. Excuse me, but I want to know when to come down Chapter 237 ?



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    1. Sorry, I don't know, Unknown. But, it is definitely out in Japan. We're just waiting for the scanlators.

      If you want to see a preview, the official page has a few pages of it here:
      http://www.hanayume.com/hanayume/tameshiyomi/hy1614/02/

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    2. No problem, سيما الحربي ^-^

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