January 6, 2015

Hibi Chouchou [Chapter 65]

Flashback: Defeated young Kawasumi looked in awe at Atohira. Later on, Atohira ate an ice pop while walking home with Kawasumi, Ryosuke and Hajime. Then, he walked together with Kawasumi and Ryosuke during junior high. And Atohira dueled with Kawasumi. Atohira has known him since elementary, his friend’s younger brother. While walking, Atohira called out in surprise that his friend asked what, it is someone he knows. Atohira said no, he ought to have mistaken someone. Atohira thinks that from the very start when he met the two of them, they haven’t started going steady yet. At some unknown time, they started going steady. He doesn’t know why he felt very angry about this. <- telling Kawasumi that they’ll break up very soon. During a karate break, Atohira glances at Kawasumi who was jogging. Atohira passed by the café and saw the two together. He frowns and wonders how long they have been going steady. And why at this time.. End flashback.
In class, Atohira is thinking that not long before, he is an indifferent person. Someone puts a can of red bean soup on his table. Atohira didn’t notice it that a couple of guys start whispering what’s up with Atohira who is too absent-minded. Daisuke just looks at Atohira. Atohira thinks that if he says that he is in love, he cannot accept it. At the couple’s school, everyone is busy preparing for the school festival. Koharu looks listless as she fits the newly sewed uniform. Koume tries to get her attention by pointing to her three bun layer hair. Kawasumi and Kawata got some huge carton boxes from an appliance store. Outside the school building, Kawata complains over who said that they are going to do a maze and it is cold outside. Someone calls out over the people who are going to stay behind after school from today on. Kawasumi glances at Suiren who is busy painting their signboard for the maze.
Kawasumi recalls Suiren who was with Atohira that day. And inside the café, Yuri told him that Atohira suddenly went out with Suiren. Daisuke apologized about Atohira and said that he is not that kind of person. While they walked home, Kawasumi asked Suiren what Atohira said. Suiren said, ‘greeting..how is it like’ This made Kawasumi pout. Recalling something, Suiren said that Atohira asked things like how she smiles and such.. Kawasumi looked surprised and recalled Atohira’s apology. End flashback. Kawata calls out to Kawasumi and asks if he plans to stay over or not. Kawasumi says he also has club activity. Kawata says him too, and they already couldn’t [stay]. Meguna asks Suiren if they will stay behind. Suiren nods. While Yuri is having a difficult time sewing an octopus stuffed toy, Aya asks if someone has a box cutter. Holding a cutter, Ryosuke tells her to please use this. Irked Aya asks how come it is him. Someone complains that it is so cold. Another one says that it is almost time to go home.
At the shoe lockers, while waiting for Suiren to get her shoes, Meguna overhears some girls saying that it is a handsome guy. She informs Suiren about this. Suiren looks out to see Atohira waiting by the school’s gate. Suiren quickly walks past him but Atohira calls out to her and tells her not to run, Suiren. Meguna is surprised by this while Suiren looks aghast and tense. Meguna asks if she knows him. Suiren shakes her head. Atohira tells her not to shake her head. Grabbing her wrist, Atohira says that guy is still in the club right, then, he’ll walk her home. Suiren tries to tell him that she and Aya would go home together. Atohira tells her that it is fine as long as she contact Aya about it. Meguna watches as Atohira pulls Suiren to go with him. The others are wondering what is that, boyfriend, he shouldn’t be, but then, they are a good pair – beautiful guy and beautiful girl [bishounen-bishoujo].
While walking, Atohira thinks that obviously he doesn’t quite understand her. “Like? What is that, it’s too strange, right.” As he walks with her, he angrily thinks that for him, being silent is totally not the problem. -> since he is okay with quiet Hajime. Then, he angrily realizes that they will soon be at her place. He thinks that’s right, he just have to find something that will make him hate her so that he’ll be disillusioned with her. He lets her wrist go. He turns to her and asks what she is interested in. Suiren looks at him and nervously asks, huh? Aghast Atohira thinks that she’s scared. Atohira repeats ‘interest’, like what she does during rest days. She timidly says that if she has time, she makes bread. Thinking that is very good, he says that melon bread-whatever is very delicious. With sparkles, Suiren nods. Atohira thinks that this is an expression he hasn’t seen until now. Also at that time..that relieved expression when Kawasumi arrived. He wonders if he is feeling competitive with Kawasumi is because of this issue?
Atohira thinks that maybe it is because of that. And regarding liking her outward appearance-whatever, it is also not because of that. Upon hearing some music, Suiren goes to a van that sells some melon pan. Suiren holds up her freshly made melon pan that she just bought. She does a little dance that Atohira looks weird out by that. He thinks that in the end, she is very weird and in the end, she isn’t the same with Hajime for if Hajime were to do that, holding up a melon pan, his brain is definitely broken. Suiren gives him one of her two melon pans and said that she wasn’t able to give him a greeting..or return gift. He takes the bread and blushes a bit. He wonders if he is an idiot when obviously during Valentine’s day, he had received this before, so what’s up with this blushing. Suiren sits beside him. They take a bite. Aghast Atohira thinks that it is really yucky. He looks at aghast-looking Suiren who quietly eats. He slightly smiles and thinks that this is the tempo of forcing herself to say that it is delicious.
Aghast Suiren tells him, gift..it would be better..to prepare something else.. He thinks that her wording is really euphemistic [/evasive]. He tells her that this is really yucky. Suiren nods. Atohira stands up and says that side of hers is still really convenient. He asks if she hates him. She shakes her head. Somewhat blushing, he asks, ..like? Suiren still shakes her head. This was a blow to Atohira. As Suiren stands up, Atohira thinks that this is not at all, wanting to destroy their relationship, and they also would absolutely not separate but in the end, it really makes him angry. “If this is like[/love]..” He calls out to Suiren and says that he likes her. Atohira hopes that she’ll quickly reject him. While Suiren looks surprised, Atohira thinks that if he has fallen for her the first time they met, would it be different? “It is good if at that time I had fallen for you.” And, that time was the first time he saw Kawasumi together with Suiren.
Comment: So, it seems that Atohira isn’t quite in terms with himself over what reason did he fall for Suiren. Well, amusingly, in trying to find something to turn him off her, he found other things that make him fall for her more. ^^; In the end, no matter if he found out the reason and realize that he loves her, she is has already fallen and still in love with someone else, and he isn’t going to do bad things to ruin it for him just to have her. So, he is going for the rejection since dwelling on it further would be futile. Also, it is pointed out that the reason why he unconsciously kept on disapproving of the two’s relationship and seemingly ‘hate’ Suiren for Kawasumi. It is also amusing that Aya is reacting the same way towards her ‘unrequited love’. =P It does make me wonder if Atohira is also unconsciously so jealous with Kawasumi so during that practice before, he got too intense and broke Kawasumi’s arm. But then, Kawasumi also slacked off at that time for he didn’t expect that Atohira was still practicing.

Hm..due to Suiren or he was practicing all along? I also wonder if Kawasumi and/or Daisuke figured out what’s bothering Atohira based on his ‘strange’ actions. A lot of people saw Atohira taking Suiren away. I’m sure someone will tell Kawasumi about it or at least, he’ll overhear it. Would that lead to a positive or negative development? Hehe, I wonder how Koharu would react if she learns whom Atohira has fallen in love with. Well, since their festival, there is a maze so maybe something nice will happen in there. =P PS. The Chinese scanlations aren’t that updated lately for whatever reason, so I would like to ask people to refrain from mentioning spoilers regarding the chapter that I haven’t summarized yet. For me, it ruins the surprise since I’m reading the Chinese scanlations. Thank you. Scans by allwink

Quote of the day:
A sad thing in life is that sometimes you meet someone who means a lot to you only to find out in the end that it was never bound to be and you just have to let go. ~ Unknown quotes

25 comments:

  1. I don't know what's going on after Atohira realized that he is falling in love with Suiren. I was pretty surprised that Suiren doesn't hate or like Atohira. Thanks for the summary!!!

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    1. Hehe, ya, Judy so it is like 'neutral feelings'?

      Thanks for reading ^-^

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    2. I thought you would say "indifferent". I can feel it was like that because Suiren don't know Atohira that much to say if she "hates" him or "likes" (romantic or friendly) him.

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    3. Ya..forgot the term. ^^;

      Indeed, and he tends to be 'forceful' which doesn't seem to jive with her. Anyway, let's just say that something just clicked when she saw Kawasumi. ^^

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  2. Mmm I'm glad at least Atohira is not trying to break them up but actually move on. It did feel kind of force that he like Suiren almost since the beginning but I hope it at least help Suiren and Kawasumi relationship to become more entertaining.
    Thanks for the summary :)

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    1. Yup.

      Is that so. Indeed ^^

      Thanks for reading ^-^

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  3. this seems like it going to the direction of souma-kujou arc which i find disturbing. sorry for those who like this development but for me, i hate it. man i want more lovey dovey moment between kawasumi-suiren. enough with the triangle already, i'm tired of having to face the dreadfull arc of reading a love triangle unfold. hahha sorry just a rambling of someone who have read too much shoujo love triangle tragedy that to the point of tiring and stressfull. pssst credit to : hatsu koi, watashi ni xx shinasai, ookami shoujo to kuro ouji and not to mention kamisama hajimemashita is heading to that direction also, ao haru ride (yeah2 kou got the girl i know but the 2nd lead arc is too much for me to bear) on onther note, the only love triangle that i like is hirunaka no ryuusei, pretty much bcoz once mamura-suzume arc started sensei kind of fade into the background, so that was not so much love triangle.

    nway thanks so much for the summary kat~

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    1. Hehe, Lily, that has also crossed my mind but for now, it got the impression that it won't be dragged out like in Last Game because here, those two are already going steady. Since Suiren isn't that clueless about love, hopefully, she won't be wishy-washy and she had clearly told him what she felt about him. =P

      Lol, love triangle overload? True, it can be stressful especially if rooting for the 'other guy'. ^^

      Thanks for reading ^-^

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    2. I think the most frustrating part is that Atohira is acting toward Suiren like Kawasumi should have all along. He waited for her at the school gate! For crying out loud, a year of dating and Kawasumi meets her at a cafe on Wednesdays- too chicken of the fanboys (no fanboys interfered this chapter...how convenient for Atohira). Also, he just grabs her and goes and then they have this nice talkative stroll, which her hardly ever see Kawasumi and Suiren do anything other than stutter. They sit and laugh over gross bread. It was like a cozy sweet date but the WRONG guy! Sorry to say, although I LOVE Kawasumi..he should have developed a little more into an Atohira-like guy- AT least on dates, since we still love his awkwardness otherwise. Thanks Kat for your hard work!!

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    3. I see...well, Atohira is already shown to be very experienced. ^^ I understand the frustration but I guess, in a way, it is hope for the guys who do not do all the cool and romantic stuff that makes girl swoon, he can get the girl because she loves him. =P

      I forgot if Atohira had girlfriends before..but it would be weird for a karate nut to suddenly be smooth and romantic on his first and probably last love. Nevertheless, it seems that he is slowly learning the ropes ^^

      Thanks for reading ^-^

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  4. Thank you for the summary Kat!

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  5. thank you for the summary :' )
    i don't really hate atohira cuz he just wanna get over with it he confessed earlier and that makes the love triangle end more quickly honestly a lot of shoujo manga has annoying rivals =-=; i ship atohira and aya(they look like they'll be interesting together in an odd way) :D

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    1. Thanks for reading, himiblazo ^-^

      True..

      Is that so.

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  6. Thanks again Kat!

    A lot of people are mad about the "love-triangle", and while I agree that there is definitely something like that here, I don't think that's what is really happening. Kawasumi knows Suiren loves him and wants their relationship to work, and she's already been refusing Atohira and all other guys before, but Atohira is different because he can get her to talk to him. Kawasumi isn't the only guy she now talks to, and I think that is reason alone for Kawasumi to be upset. What makes Atohira special? I think this arc is more about Suiren realizing she now has the confidence to talk to other guys, greet them, and be able to express herself more fully and for some reason Atohira can help her with that just as Kawasumi has this whole time. In any case, I loved this chapter and I love this arc! Her head nod rejection of Atohira, and then his face afterwards was hilarious!! Thanks again Kat!

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    1. You're welcome, MikoHere ^-^

      True...even if at times, she seems a bit uneasy with him. Hm..I got the impression that he is 'special' or rather 'different' because he is also popular and she wanted to know how to deal with fans after seeing how he did it. After that, she no longer take the initiative to talk with him first.

      Indeed...^^

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  7. Hi there, I agree that the main point of this arc is to make both main characters more aware of their capabilities. For Suiren to interact with others. For Kawasumi, maybe to discover more about the dark side of love - some jealousy will be very welcomed :D He seems to be very possessive about her... I hope that next chapter will give us a nice suprise :) thanks a bunch for summary Kat :)

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    1. Yup, Winu and thanks for reading ^-^

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  8. when will chapter 66?

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    1. Sorry, I'm waiting for the Chinese scanlation so that I can do the summary. I don't know when they'll release it. They seem to be taking their time with it lately.

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  9. I am probably alone in this but I sorta prefer Atohira over Kawasumi

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    1. Is that so..though there are some Chinese fans who also prefer Atohira.

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  10. Raws and a rough translation for 67 are up.

    I honestly found this triangle both interesting and annoying. I'm annoyed because the author used the old triangle to develop Kawasumi and Suiren's relationship further and found it interesting because I wanted to see how Kawasumi would act especially with how straight-forward Atohira is. To be honest, I thought Atohira's role was gonna be different than what has happened so far.
    Anyways, call me heartless but I really don't feel sorry for Atohira. If anything, Koharu is there to pick up the pieces. Then they could mend each other's broken heart xD.

    Keep up the good work!

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    1. Is that so. ^^

      Hehe..probably though it seems that Atohira isn't interested in her.

      Thanks for reading ^-^

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