May 9, 2015

Preview: Tsubasa to Hotaru [Chapter 22]

Tsubasa happily heads to the gym when she overhears someone exclaiming to the coach that 24 is Christmas’ Eve. She eavesdrops inside the gym. Yoshinari is protesting that there will be a Christmas party on the 24th and they already bought the gifts so they have no way of training with the college students. It is also no good since Tsubasa prepared the Christmas party. The coach says that he said that they can freely participate so in the end, no one is forcing him to go. If he cannot go on the 24th then go on the 25th, and besides, there is a manager there so there’s no need for their manager to go. Yoshinari says is that so then there’s no problem at all. Yoshinari sees Tsubasa and happily tells her that it is safe, things are okay, no problem. Tsubasa processes in her mind about what she just heard so that means, they can hold the Christmas party as usual. Then, she notices Aki looking lost in thought. While walking home in the rain, Aki apologizes and says that in the end, he won’t go to the Christmas party since he’ll go to the practice. Yoshinari protests if he’s for real when it is also okay to go to the training on the 25th like what the coach said.
Aki says that even if it is so, but this is a very rare opportunity that he doesn’t want to waste. He apologizes to Tsubasa for he obviously said that he would go but for the meantime, he changed decision. Tsubasa thinks that it is really too bad but then, she likes him because he is quite frank. Slightly flustered Tsubasa tells him that it is okay because it is a very precious opportunity so gambatte [/good luck]! Tsubasa asks if Yuuma will go to the training. Yuuma says that it doesn’t matter to him, that training-whatever. With a smile, Tsubasa says that she’ll call and ask the others. Yuuma watches Tsubasa who is looking sad while thinking that it is inevitable since it is practice. It’s Christmas Eve. Everyone had a toast and eats cake. Sparkling Mikazuki mentions about wanting to sit beside Yuuma. [Thanks TAP for the help on the names ^^] With a frozen smile, Yuuma wants to refuse. The two guys are thinking about how cute Mikazuki is. Yuri exclaims that it is time for the exchange gift. Tsubasa wonders about the sequence. Yuri suggests that they choose one person who’ll give a gift then, the one who got the gift will give the gift to someone and so on.
Tsubasa offers to be the one to start. She exclaims that it is Yuuma. Her friends are surprised for it turns out that she got Yuuma. Tsubasa apologizes for keeping it a secret from them. Opening the package, Yuuma says that it is a scarf. Tsubasa says that she hesitated for a long time but in the end, she chose a scarf so if he likes it.. Yuuma immediately puts it around his neck and asks if it is okay. Tsubasa says that it’s super handsome. The girls approve of Tsubasa’s taste. The other two bored guys tell the girls if they are finished so how about the next one.. And with a frozen smile, Yuuma gives a gift to Mikazuki. It is a cute mug. Mikazuki thanks Yuuma and says that she’s so happy for actually she is currently collecting mugs. Yuuma says is that so, such a mistake. Mikazuki says that in the end, they suit each other. Yuuma says that he doesn’t think so. The other guys are still bored until they became excited since Mikazuki is going to give her gift. It is for Yuri. Later on, it is one of the guys’ turn but the one whom he’ll give a gift to, is Aki.
The other guy says that Tsubasa haven’t gotten her gift so how about giving the gift to her. The guy says that it is snacks [umaibo/delicious stick {small, puffed, cylindrical corn snack from Japan Source: wiki} of various flavors] for in the end, Aki wants something to eat so that is what he got for him. The girls are aghast that the snacks are in a supermarket bag and he didn’t even bother to wrap it. To change the mood, Tsubasa says that it is time to sing karaoke. Yoshinari offers to sing with Yuri and friend as back-up singers. Tsubasa asks Mikazuki if she wants to drink something for she’ll go get some beverages. Mikazuki is surprised when Yuuma offers to get it for Tsubasa and tells her to just sit there. When they came out, the Christmas lights are all lit. Tsubasa mentions how beautiful they are. The others are talking about taking pictures at the photo sticker booth before going home. Tsubasa wonders what to do with Aki’s Christmas gift and if she should go to his house to give it to him. That would be making a big issue over a small thing and she doesn’t know when the practice will be over.
Then, the two guys call out to Tsubasa and tell her that they want to add the girls in their LINE [internet messaging app] since they weren’t able to ask during the karaoke. Tsubasa says is that so, then, they’ll exchange it right now. Before Tsubasa can tell them, Yuuma covers her mouth and says, “‘Ya ya’ you little sisters, go ask that kind of small thing yourselves, cowards.” Yuuma pulls Tsubasa’s hand and walks away with her. Surprised Tsubasa asks him where they are going when the station isn’t at this side. Yuuma says that he told her before, helping others in whatever stuff is not at all something good. “By the way, obviously, it is those guys who want to have a Christmas party yet in the end, how come you are the one who is busy from the start to end? Don’t you think that’s strange? Weren’t you totally being called back and forth by them as they pleased? Too embarrassed to ask other people’s LINE. Regarding that, who cares about them. You don’t have any obligation to listen and obey them.” Tsubasa asks how can that be..
Yuuma darkly asks if she is going to say again that it is simply helping from the sidelines. “Obviously, you are really bothered that Aki didn’t join, right? Are you truly happy with just those people around? Even if Aki is the one who makes me the angriest. Why didn’t he come? Excessively earnest [/serious] jerk.” Surprised that he called Aki jerk, Tsubasa says that being earnest is a good thing and because it is practice, it is inevitable.. She notices him sighing that Tsubasa apologizes and says that it isn’t easy to come over here but she is giving him unhappy memories.. Yuuma admits that he is indeed not happy. “From the day when you start drawing up the plan, you’re the one who put in the most effort. But, Aki didn’t come and the gift you got is just some half-hearted given snacks. You’re the only one who is worrying [about things] all by yourself, and in the end, you are still accommodating others. This really puts me in a bad mood!” Tsubasa says that not at all, totally accommodating [others] for didn’t Yuuma went to get the beverage instead of her. “Right now, I’m very happy. *smiles* It is really great that I put in effort. *Yuuma looks surprised* In the end, Toba-kun is just like a justice hero person.” Then, she notices that it is snowing. To her surprise, Yuuma hugs her.
Comment: And, too bad that he isn’t the lead guy. Anyway, thanks for reading ^-^ Scans by allwink

Word of the day:
We can do great things for the Lord if we are willing to do little things for others. ~ Our Daily Bread

28 comments:

  1. I really enjoy this manga and I agree Yuuma is a great character and would be a great match for our heroine

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    1. Thank you so much! Love this manga haha! God bless! (:

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    2. You're welcome, jazzzmingegrintea ^-^

      Same to you ^^

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  2. I feel so bad for Toba ! He is great !
    Aki better not take Tsubasa for granted, that's all I'm asking for.

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  3. Awww... I hope that Toba gets a gift for Tsubasa... and Aki will see the gift and learn what happened at the party... im thinking somehow that aki might still give the bento box to tsubasa... but it will still be good for him to know that there's competition for Tsubasa. I understand somehow that Aki feels that he has to improve his game, but what's one day of taking a break and enjoying a day with friends... obviously Tsubasa doesnt mean that much to him as he chose basketball over the party... he already said yes, and there was another day for practice but still opted out. Right now I seriously hope that Tsubasa gets a change of heart and see Toba in a different light... but too farfetch... this is shoujoland after all, where first love usually conquers all...

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    1. I think Aki will still give the bento box to her. There is still the 25th tomorrow. While if there is no gift from Toba, maybe Aki will get jealous if Tsubasa like blushes or something whenever she sees Toba =P

      Indeed and this seems to be a 'fixed couple' series.

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  4. even tho i know Tsubasa likes Aki, I still find my self rooting for Toba...

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  5. Thanks for the summary! Rooting for Toba-kun!!!

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  6. I reallywant her to end up with Toba-kun. He's more earnest and loving and obviously pursuing Tsubasa... except Tsubasa doesn't seem to get it. I think if Toba gives his all -out effort, he may still get Tsubasa.

    Aki is a total wash-out. I don't even think he has feelings for Tsubasa/

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    1. Me, too...megaworthit but from the looks of things, I think it is very unlikely..basing on covers, etc. This seems like a 'fixed couple'.

      Hehe, is that so. I think he does but something seems to be hindering him..or like in this chapter, currently, she isn't the priority.

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  7. One questions so who ends up dating tsubasa?

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    1. No one yet. They are still in the 'courting' stage.

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  8. i've read in... i dont know what chapter
    spoiler warning:
    aki gave tsubasa his present and so did tsubasa.
    i dont really remember. but, aki, tsubasa and yuuma went to the amusment park together?

    i wonder if you already upload that chapter?

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    1. Avi, I only translated a couple of chapters of this series.

      Don't you mean to the shrine? If it is the next chapter.

      The translation for that one is already done here:
      http://raffmanga.ch/manga/tsubasa-to-hotaru/

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    2. Thanks! I've read them. Chapter 23 is about their presents. And 24 about the shrine. I hope you can summarise more chapter of this manga if you've got some time left.

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    3. You're welcome ^^

      Hehe..will see. ^^

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  9. Hi Kat! Are there any new chapters of Tsubasa to hotaru? I love this manga and i miss them. I can't find any latest English version so I do hope you'd be able to give a summary of latest chapters. Thanks

    Asunie-chan

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    1. Asunie-chan, this is actually just a preview/by request series. I basically only summarize if there are Yuuma scenes ^^;; Since I'm somewhat free today, I can do this..the latest in Chinese scanlation.

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  10. you indeed love Toba. aha same here, I like him too, he is my type keke XD I really wish Toba and Tsubasa will become a couple, but too bad he isnt the lead guy . //sigh//

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  11. I do ask mys3lf why am i rooting for toba

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  12. I really like Yuuma, as I noticed from its first cover at manga, its Yumma and Tsubasa...Yumma was holding the umbrella for Tsubasa. Later on, they changed it to Aki.
    But...uurrgghhh! I love Yuumaaaaaaa <3

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    1. Yup, I like him, too, Jean. ^^

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