September 19, 2015

Skip Beat [Chapter 228]

An older man tells a glasses woman that the crucial point is to prove whether or not the client’s business has any connection to the outbreak.. They have to first tidy up the client’s records and business details before the illness happened. The woman says okay, she’ll first generate the data and put it into a file. The older man apologizes and says that he’ll leave it to her. He’ll come back at 17 o’clock and afterwards, they’ll continue. The woman says she already knows and please take care. After the man leaves, the woman tells Saena that next, even if she knows that Saena is busy but can she help in inputting this data into the computer for Sakajou’s case [guesswork from 坂上]. Saena didn’t react so a huge popped vein appeared on the woman’s forehead. Saena snaps out of it when the woman shouts out if she is listening. Saena says yes, no..she’s very sorry!!! Soon, it is time for a lecture. The woman asks what’s up with Saena lately, she would be staring blankly a bit too much. “It’s so really unlike you. You should be like before, a sword sharpened on the grindstone [/a tempered sword], that type of elite appearance, isn’t it so?...
...You’re really an annoying-type. {<- because Saena is ranked first place when she entered college. She is still first place when she graduated. During school, she is part of the elite who always pass the bar exam whereas the woman failed the exam on the first year} Honestly speaking, you merely exist to make my throat become bitter. Do you understand? That feeling of being despised by someone..” Saena scowls and thinks she did it again and obviously, she never once despised others. The woman says, “Oh please, don’t have that kind of bored expression, okay? It is as if you are not treating the other party the same and it really hurts. Forget it, it is possible that I did made you feel bored. I’m really sorry about that for I do not at all possess the conversation skill to make you become interested. *still scowling Saena says that is a mis[understanding]..* Forget it, that is also inevitable. It has been two years since you came to this firm. Thinking back, compared to my work, your work is more beautiful that even if I detest it, I do understand this point. So, I also can understand why Katagiri got you in the ‘Jou’ [guesswork from 城生] project...
...Thinking of it right now, with an outstanding person like you, I can also be at ease in leaving the rest of the work to you. There isn’t much time that I’ll be able to stay here so please pull yourself together. *Saena timidly says yes* One more thing, in the next public trial, if the ‘Jou’’s case has been settled, it has been determined that Katagiri-san can be promoted to Tokyo head office. *Saena perks up and the woman lightly taps her shoulder* Let us properly support Katagiri-san, okay.” Saena looks thoughtful and says yes. The door opens and Fujimichi says that he’s back. The woman welcomes him back and asks how the situation is. Fujimichi gives her a thumbs up. The woman says that she thought so but then, from the very start, there is nothing to worry about. She offers him some tea and he obliges. After Saena greets Fujimichi ‘good work’, he keeps on staring at her. This made Saena asks what’s up. Fujimichi says, “You changed your lipstick, right?” Saena looks somewhat surprised. Carrying a tray of tea, the woman asks if Saena changed her lipstick, she didn’t notice. Saena says no, she didn’t change. Fujimichi says that’s wrong. “Just now, for a second, your pupils somewhat dilated. When a human’s pupil dilates, that is when there’s a favorable impression, interested, telling a lie, etc-type of situation. While the brain is processing the idea, one won’t be able to suppress one’s momentary mental manifestation...
...*pushes up glasses* That also means that you are lying. *goes very near Saena* You absolutely had changed your lipstick.” The woman shouts for Fujimichi not to psychologically attack one’s colleague and is he some television’s capable criminal police!!! After a pause, Saena says that she didn’t change her lipstick, she changed her lip gloss. “I had a premonition that spring is coming so I chose a bit paler one.” Fujimichi says, “I wasn’t asking you yet you explained the reason. All the more, in these two years, you hardly had any concern about ‘spring is coming’ and that is the keyword. From this, I can deprive of the possibility that even if it is hard to believe but there’s a 70% probability that you are definitely..” And the woman has already pinched Fujimichi’s ear and pulls him away. She shouts that she said that is enough. Fujimichi exclaims that hurts, that hurts, Yamaguchi-san [guesswork from 山口]. Yamaguchi shouts that it is because of that kind of awful way of talking that puts people in high pressure that he doesn’t have a girlfriend!! Fujimichi says that she’s really rude for even if it is him, he won’t use that kind of talking to all of the women in this world, it is only one kind.. While pinning Fujimichi down on the table, Yamaguchi tells Saena to please quickly finish her work as soon as possible.
Then, she tells Fujimichi that there is still a mountain pile of data that he has to deal with. She tells the two that from today on, it is forbidden to talk about personal matters and properly go to work. She warns Fujimichi that if he says one word of idle talk, she will prohibit him from watching ‘Hokkaido’s LIVE delicious food series’. This made the two quietly go to work. Saena recalls what Fujimichi just said about ‘spring is coming’. She thinks that even if she doesn’t know what he’ll continue to say but she feels that he had become aware..such a scary person and thinking of it in detail for him to say hard to believe, isn’t that quite rude of him. Then, her cellphone beeps. It is a message. She looks happy that she is about to reach for her cellphone. She stops. Upon seeing that it is February and 15:09 on the phone, she scowls and goes back to work. Later on, Saena is rushing through the streets. She looks at her watch and it is already 7:40pm. She sees a glasses guy sitting in front of the building. She calls out to him, Misonoi-san [御園井]. Misonoi waves at her and calls her, Sae-chan. While catching her breath, Saena apologizes for being late and she has no way of contacting him. Taking off his scarf, he says that it is alright and he already made the scarf warm so sit beside here because after all, she is like that.
After sitting beside him, Saena gives the scarf back to him. He asks if she feels very apologetic if she looks at her private mail so she won’t look at it. She had told him before that work’s mail has to pass through the computer. Saena tells him that he can reproach her for not knowing how to be flexible [/pragmatic]. Putting his scarf back on, Misonoi asks why, as a working adult, this is also inevitable. This made her blush. Misonoi says that compared to that, is her body okay for she ran all the way here and that is because she looks very unwell this morning. This made Saena blush and look surprised. She whispers to him to please don’t say that thing openly at the streets. Misonoi is puzzled then he apologizes for he isn’t too quick-witted.. He gloomily says that he obviously always tell himself that brainless words can make people angry but he still couldn’t change it.. This made Saena tensely tell him to please don’t mind that too much and it isn’t like anyone would hear it so it isn’t a big deal. Misonoi quickly snaps out of it and says that since she said that, then he wouldn’t mind it. He says that relatively, Saena should also not mind, because for him, this ‘waiting’ is not at all a big deal. Saena looks surprised.
Standing up, Misonoi says that next, they should go and eat energetically so is the usual place okay. Saena says yes. She wonders if he did that deliberately. Gloomy Misonoi is saying that he is always being reprimanded that he’s too inconsiderate. [<- I’m not too sure what she meant here but I assumed that Misonoi is only doing that out of consideration for her. Perhaps, do not mind about being late and be very apologetic about it? ] Soon, she blushes as she walks together with him to a restaurant. After taking their seats, Saena tells him that honestly, her feelings are very complicated. Right now, she is very happy with the work here but Katagiri will go to the head office, so his subordinates will also move to some other branch. “I don’t have the self-confidence that I’ll be able to establish interpersonal relationships like the current one in the new workplace..” She thinks that the branch before and where she took her judicial advanced studies made her very miserable.. Misonoi says that isn’t there a strict person at her current workplace. Saena says that actually Yamaguchi doesn’t care what other people would think and will just bluntly say it out. “But on the other side, I know that she is treating me seriously so on contrary, it makes me feel at ease...
...She obviously hates me but on the surface, she treats me well that it made me not know what I should believe and it’s very perplexing. *Misonoi is looking serious at her* For someone like me who really lacks communication skills, it is just right for the current branch people to treat people in a strictly sincere way. ..That is what I think. Today, I was bluntly told by Yamaguchi-san ‘your existence itself is quite annoying’ and I seldom shrink back-- She wonders why her ‘striving hard’ life had become despising other people’s life.. Misonoi asks if that person is capable. Saena says of course, in the business field, she has an extensively rich knowledge and experience that even if it is a disadvantageous lawsuit, she also has the ability to win the court case. The client’s evaluation of her is very high. Katagiri also really trust her as an outstanding lawyer. Misonoi asks about the bar exam. Saena says that she heard that she took it twice before passing. Misonoi says that’s it, basically she is surpassed by a more outstanding person that she felt that she had lost a bit. “If she thinks of herself as she ought to be the ideal manifestation, then, even if she doesn’t think of it inside her heart but naturally, there will be envy...
...The proof is, me who had to take the college exam thrice to pass, and at over 30 years old, I still wasn’t able to pass the bar exam. I also cannot be a match for you even if I longed for you [/to become like you] yet I feel envious~~ Hahahaha, ..but unfortunately, I got a certificate of approval on computer and abacus math that is a so-called useless ability. Simply changing [/getting lost] on taxation services~~ *notices Saena scowling* Just now, you were thinking of how to answer me, right. The scowl had become a small character [/word]. *Saena covers her forehead and becomes puzzled over what character he is talking about* Sae-chan can easily be misunderstood by others. Even if you are perplexed by something pointless, you’ll scowl all together. Ha ha ha.” [<- Thanks to Misonoi’s clue, I finally understood the Mogami river that Fujimichi was referring to before. The character that forms in between her eyebrows is ‘river’ which is written like in kanji like this ] Scowling Saena muses that thinking about it, when she was young, she was reprimanded by the people around her on why she is angry everyday. Misonoi says that it is like before when she doesn’t know whether to choose teriyaki yellowtail or grilled flounder, her scowl will emerge as a small very cute character. Saena blushes while scowling.
Misonoi says that when she is angry, that small character would become big as if it was carved deeply by a knife and that kind is very easy to understand. While he teasingly pokes blushing Saena’s scowl, he says that they choose a yellowtail, flounder and monkfish hot pot so is she feeling better now. Narration: “..I’m not at all angry. For me to say that, it’s a lie. Even if it’s sophistry [/fallacy], for others, it seems that my emotional subtleties is very difficult to understand but this man find it extremely simple to read it so even if I don’t say it, I’m afraid that he can catch everything..” While Misonoi pouts some food for her on a bowl, the steam from the hot pot has fogged his glasses so he goes to wipe them. Then, after she thanks him for the bowl of food, he notices her and smiles. It made her somewhat blush. Narration: “..brains, body, ability to think, and lastly, since it wants to exist [/survive] then a guardian is necessary including having the working adult’s lowest limit of common sense.” In the toilet, she holds her lip gloss and wonders if it is no problem at today’s work, and she didn’t look at the mail that he sent. “I had prevailed over my own desire. I’m still okay!! I have known him for three months...
...For me who had never gone steady with a man before, I didn’t think that in just three months, it had become THAT KIND OF RELATIONSHIP... Thinking about it, the other party has not said, ‘let’s go steady’ that kind of words. It’s hard to believe.. it is like I’m just like a child who’ll instantly run ahead quickly. *scene of Misonoi giving her a gift and says happy birthday Sae-chan* Thinking of this, even if my feelings[/mood] had become an uncomfortable situation, *puts the lip gloss on her lips* but bafflingly enough, I don’t regret it at all.” Misonoi looks at Saena as she goes out of the toilet. She is puzzled why he keeps on smiling. As they open the door, he says that in the end, it is that lip gloss, and it really suits her.” This made her embarrassed. While they are going out and covered by that cloth by the door, he steals a kiss. Backing away, blushing Saena shouts what he is doing at this kind of place. He sheepishly says that her lips is always opening and closing that he carelessly have the urge to want to touch and see.. She shouts what does he meant by careless, please act dignified for he is already an adult and this is outdoors so they can’t easily do that!! And even if it is inside, it is also no if it’s at a public place. Misonoi asks if it is okay at her house. This made her blush and stammers that she isn’t stingy. He happily asks is that for real, then..
Just when she is protesting ‘but..’, he asks her if she can help him with the mock exam. This surprises her. He tells her that there is only two months left for this year’s bar exam so please give him a special lecture. Saena thinks that she was about to say, ‘but merely for a kiss and coming to visit, I absolutely won’t receive you’ “—it looks like I had been once again seen through--” Misonoi asks if it’s a no. Saena’s expression softens and she says that she isn’t at all stingy. Narration: “-It’s really hard to believe that this man was able to understand me and was able to love me.” End flashback. Saena tells Kyouko that she didn’t do anything. “Didn’t do anything and I even didn’t thought of becoming your mother. After you were born, I am a person who refuses to touch you.” Narration: “WITH THIS, I don’t have the slightest doubt that I will evade the reason for all this tragedy and place it on you who doesn’t know anything.” After looking thoughtful, Kyouko asks, “..is it because you hate me--..?” Narration: “I thought you are a cursed child but I was mistaken.” Kyouko is surprised when Saena slightly scowls and says, “--..I’m very afraid--... I’m afraid that I’ll hurt you--..” Narration: “The one who is always cursed is me.” The next chapter will be out in Japan on October 20th.
Comment: And, we get a preview of Saena’s past. She wasn’t that cold-hearted before but then, she already has the always misunderstood scowl. It makes me think that how she is now is somewhat deprived from Yamaguchi who is strict, blunt yet capable in her work. It turns out that Saena really has the brains for always being on top. I start to believe that she lashed out on Kyouko regarding the grades because if it isn’t perfect like hers, she must had gotten the bad genes from the father. At least, Yamaguchi is being very professional about Saena who is better than her that she recognizes her work and won’t do anything underhanded to make Saena look bad. But for Misonoi, when Saena was talking about her work problems regarding not knowing how to deal with someone who detest her but still treats her sincerely, he seems look somewhat serious. I don’t know if I should read more into that or Saena is hitting on the possibility that he might actually hate her or there is some connection with Yamaguchi. The worst case scenario is this guy is some sadist who planned to ruin Saena’s life because she is something and he isn’t. In a way, I wonder if Saena is averse to ‘acting’ because it is basically about ‘to deceive others’ and probably, Misonoi had really deceived her with his ‘acting’.

The motive is most probably using her to pass the bar exam. There is already a sign that things aren’t good with Misonoi like not formally saying that they go steady, but Saena is very much in love. It is understandable though since she is the typical misunderstood person since people usually misread her facial expressions, never had a boyfriend and finally, someone is cherishing her. She is easy prey for any guy with some malicious intention. I do wonder what happened later on because from what they are talking and what was hinted, Saena is already pregnant at that time. He must have left her or died before she gave birth since she used her own surname for Kyouko. Taking of name, I wonder why Fujimichi thinks that Misonoi is a fake name. Ah, could it be when he disappeared/died, Saene tried looking for him/his relatives but there is no one with that kind of name? Ah..she might be really in love since she didn’t do a background check. ^^; In a way, if romantic things with Kyouko are super slow, it is very fast with Saena. So, did Misonoi really deceived her or something just bad happened to him and he is really in love with her? As usual, Fujimichi is quite an amusing character. The guy can be some sort of detective =P And, for him to notice her lipstick, he must be interested in her but unfortunately, some other guy beat him to it and traumatized her badly. Unless, Fujimichi is just being an observant guy. ^^;

Do you think Fujimichi followed Saena to Tokyo or he just followed Katagiri? I guess we’ll be in for another flashback chapter next time again to know what happened with Saena and the others. Ah, based on what Saena said at the end, I guess she meant physical abuse because she had already emotionally hurt Kyouko from what she had been doing. Physical abuse is related to touching so she doesn’t hate Kyouko but might hurt her. Why? To vent her anger/frustration as to who is to blame, and also stress? It is most likely based on her narration. Perhaps, it took a lot of time away to realize this conclusion and at that time, Katagiri must have gotten the promotion and she used it as an opportunity to stay away from Kyouko. So, if she refused to touch Kyouko all this time, who was taking care of her? Shou’s mother? Maybe that is one reason why she wanted Kyouko to be her daughter-in-law, since she is already like a daughter to her and she was the one who raised her up when Saena wasn’t around. Saena did mention a guardian. I’m not sure if it is after whatever incident happened or not when she meant guardian as in someone else and not her. So, perhaps, in the next chapter, we’ll get to see Shou’s parents? Like, how they got involved into Saena’s life and who are they to her. Lastly, isn’t it amusing that most of the characters here are wearing glasses ^^; Except for Saena, lawyer = glasses, it seems. =P Scans by 红莲汉

Quote of the day:
The school of suffering teaches us lessons that we could learn in no other classroom. ~ Our Daily Bread

102 comments:

  1. thank u very much for this traduction, the next will be epic i think. Thanks for ur good work :)

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    1. Thanks a lot Kat for your hard work !
      I wanted to post my own comment but I don't know why I didn't find the item "comment" so I posted a reply here.

      Well, I read twice your summary and I wanted to share with you my opinion about the Dad's tragedy , I don't know if someone posted this theory but here I go :

      Misonoi asked Saena to help him for his mock exam but he failed and killed himself letting her a letter about how he is ashamed of not being good enough for her... Saena can't help but thinking Misonoi killed himself because of her, she's like a murderer (same feeling for Kuon actually) and convinces herself she's cursed. A few months later, she learns she's pregnant but it's too late to abort. She give birth to Kyoko but can't think of the baby as her daughter. She reject her because she make her remember about Misonoi.
      While Kyoko, when she was little, thought she had to be on top to prise her mum, Saena was hurted to think Kyoko inherited of her genes and will be cursed in love like her.
      For Saena it has been very difficult to look at Kyoko because she looks like his dad. She became afraid of her and cried a lot when she was visiting. She didn't to be touched by her because she thought she was already cursed like herself.

      Sorry for my language errors, I understand everything when it's to read in English but it's hard to find my own words. ^^

      I look forward to reading your answer. ;-)

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    2. Hehe, it's located way below after all the comments, Gildaen.

      The first part is an interesting take on it and it's the first time I heard of a suicide twist. ^^

      About Kyouko inheriting her genes, I think it is the opposite because Kyouko isn't in the top of her class like she was before. Seeing how Kyouko was and is now, she would always scowl..which seems to be disapproval or perplexed over what Kyouko had become. She did mention about how can Kyouko be so stupid..etc. So, I would assume that rather than Saena, Kyouko got Misonoi's genes.

      From how I understood that, it is only afterwards when she realized that she was the one who is cursed. Before, she thought it was Kyouko so she doesn't want to touch her or have anything to do with her. If I recall correctly, she even shouted at Kyouko that if she touched her, she'll lose the case.

      It's fine, don't mind ^^

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  2. Thank you for your translation. :)
    Is it just me? Kyoukos dad totally looks like Kurosaki Ushio, the director of the curara ad. :O

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    1. Thanks for reading, SemiFe ^-^

      Hehe..a bit..though most likely, it is just the drawing. ^^

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  3. Thanks for the summary kat , well about the chapter , it is good that we know that saena was not a cold hearted from before and we got to see another side from her , for me i liked kyoko father , but till now i do not know how he left saena , so i will decide to whether like him or not when i see the full flashback , because for me it is seem that he like saena , but it is amazing how he understand saena , and also it seem that fujimichi love saena but he lost , but anyway i like him , i think i will put him in my skip beat favorite characters XD and as for mionoi i will keep him hanging up a little LOL , and i read your comment about the chapter and the possibility of saena being pregnant at that time , but for me i do not think so because kyoko birthday is 25 december , should not she pregnant at the end of march ? , and it is good that her mother relaized that kyoko is not a cursed child , and for me i hope misonoi be a good guy because i found him cute somehow but we will find anyway in the next chapters , and another month of waiting , and thank you again kat , i was all the day long refreshing your blog just waiting for this .

    ~reemy

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    1. Yeah that's what I was thinking. Shouldn't Saena be pregnant in March or April? It's too early for Saena to get pregnant.
      ~ Stella �❤

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    2. Thanks for reading, reemy ^-^

      Yup..he seems okay.

      Oh, that's right..good point. I guess I misinterpreted that. So, most likely, she got pregnant around the time of the bar exam which is two months after.

      Thanks ^^

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    3. A normal pregnancy is around 9.5 to 10.5 months. So she could be already be pregnant then or shortly after. :)

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  4. So fast as always. Thank you very much,Kat.

    Read your summaries about this chapter, somehow I feel pity for Saena (even at first I hate her) since it looks like Misonoi is used her.

    Btw the character Nakamura sensei create is not completely evil, there're example as Shou, Amamiya and Saena ofcourse.

    Thanks again,Kat...see you next month, oh I can't hardly wait XD

    -Anisa-

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    1. Oh, you're right....Really hope so... I got the hint from 'not formally going steady'... My chest started to hurt at that time... I really hate how he seem to deceive Saena... It destroyed Saena's outlook on life and on love... Cheating or deceiving, both are so depressing... How they can break a person, damage one's views and outlook in life... Which is really sad.... Was he really a bad guy? Were his intentions all just to deceive her? Didn't he really like her or whatsoever... Gosh... T_T... It's been a long time when Skip Beat last gave me the feeling of reading a josei.... T_T

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    2. You're welcome, Anisa ^-^

      Ya.

      True.

      =)

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  5. Does this mean Misonoi is Kyoko's father?

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  6. Misonoi-san's and kyoko's characters are very similar.... Especially on changing from a depressed mood to an on mood.....

    Thank you so much for the summary! ^·^

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    1. Ya..roller coaster type. ^^

      Thanks for reading ^-^

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  7. Fujimichi must be liking Saena

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  8. Thanks alot kat. :D
    Your summary is best. The one thing that i wait every month.
    from the look, kyoko is more like misonoi, its say misonoi fail twice in the exam they talking, but fujimichi once said that kyoko father is smart or atleast clear thingking. Its make me think that maybe misonoi really did deceived saena. Noo! Please, because like misonoi already.
    Thanks again.

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

      Hehe, will now next month.

      =)

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  9. Wow. I've been waiting for this chapter for some time now. We get to finally learn Saena's story! Based on your predictions, I do think that "Misonoi" probably did die. Saena is pretty smart and has Fujimichi (who is very detective like) by her side so I think if he just disappeared they would've already find him and confronted him and maybe he would even visit his daughter. However, I do agree that "Misonoi" is not his real name (just a hunch) but truly loves Saena. Also adding to your observation about everyone wearing glasses except for her, I think it symbolizes that they have something to hide. For instance, Fujimichi might like Saena but is keeping it hidden, the woman might be envious of her but she still cares for her, and Misonoi is keeping secrets from her. I think the only reason Saena says she is cursed is probably because she felt guilty for his death (got mad at him and didn't answered his phone calls, or when she wanted to talk to him he was driving or something). Also we haven't heard about her parents and Kyoko never mentioned them either. I want to know what the heck happened to them. I feel like there is a theme in this manga about parents not being there for their children, Kyoko with her mom, Ren with his dad, maybe Saena with her parents, Maria with her dad, and Sho with his parents (her never mentions them or they go to see him).

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    1. i really like your comment ^^
      ~Gaby~

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    2. Miss Diana,
      You are so right on regarding the parent/child relationship theme! In that case Tokyo Crazy Paradise, by the same mangaka, featured a somewhat similar story line, as well. Such a good read, as well!
      By the way, recently read Oresama Teacher Chapter 111 and found that, what was thought to be a MAJOR issue, was all a misunderstanding that was rooted in gossip and assumption. I recommend this, as well, if you are not already following.

      Happy (managa-fix) reading!
      ~may
      He>i

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    3. Hello! Thank you so much for recommendations! I'll definitely give them a try! Though I started reading Tokyo crazy paradise. However, I never got too far since they are always distractions around me. Lol. But this mangaka really likes themes. I just hope this manga has a satisfying ending. One chapter a month is not enough.

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    4. I think all these people wearing glasses just means they use the computer a lot. Even Lory uses glass at times. Maybe their eyes suffer from reading all the documents necessary in their line of work.

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    5. That's possible, Diana.

      Hehe, that's somewhat indepth..my interpretation of the glasses is shallow like that's the mangaka's impression of most lawyers. ^^; But what you mentioned can be viewed that way.

      True..and perhaps, I think it is also related to Kyouko. Perhaps, something like she is better off without her in her life? Causing his death or something is highly possible. Or perhaps, deceit, then death?

      Yup, there is that theme. In a way, for the first three you mentioned, they somehow helped each other due to that problem.

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  10. hey :) in my part of the world it's still 19.09 and i camed just on a whim ,the i see you posted ! it was pur JOY ! i was soooooo happy, (nomu nomu hemboche <3 ) and i was amazed of how big the chapter was ! and i did't expect a flashback ! it was awesome ! and i liked the fact that the author has made kyokos father to have similaritis with her, and even more surprising is that saena has reactions just like kyoko <3 and i see that the mangaka also made saena x misonoi to look like kyoko x ren, you know, the dather gets a guy like her father, and not just the droing but also in the reading of her mind, undestanding her scrowl, just like ren when kyoko is in the fary world :)) etc :) i really hope that he is a good guy, that loves saena and is not after gain >.< , i like that he is fastfoward :)) but...still...>.> but if he is a bad guy, i hope that fuji can heal saenas heart in his weird way of been <3 i really like that he looks like a reeeeally serious ren with glasses :) sorry for the long comment and for the bad spelling :D
    Love you Kat >:D<
    ~Gaby~

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    1. Yup, Gaby ^^

      Hopefully...though I do wonder if he is a good guy, would Saena turn out this way, too?

      Hehe ^^ Well, he is already helping her patch things up with her daughter ^^

      Thanks and no problem ^^

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  11. What is Seana was abused by her parents as a child, thats why she's afraid that she will hurt Kyoko?

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    1. Hm..Amani..something like not wanting to repeat what was done to her before? Since she seems very timid in this chapter, I would assume that even if it is so, it would be something else that would make her want to hurt Kyouko but kind of afraid that she might do it...like stress, frustration or something.

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  12. Thanks so much for the summary! All I can think of right now is... Kyoko must really take after her dad. Look at that hair and careless expression when giving Saena a present. Misonoi looks so cute, I really hope he's not a bad guy.

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    1. Thanks for reading, Claudia ^-^

      Hehe, is that so ^^ I think she got both..there was also some when Saena is in chibi.

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  13. Thanks for the summary, Kat!

    Hmmm... okay so I'm going to add to one of your theories. So Misonoi probably used Saena just to pass the bar exam, that's the reason he got with her. Doesn't that remind you of what Kyoko said to Sho? "He is the best textbook available" or something like that when she denied that she'll ever fall in love with Ren Tsuruga. Could it be that that's what happened between him and Saena? He got with her first because he heard that she passed on the first try and since he needed help he got close to her but started to like her, maybe Saena overheard a conversation with him and somebody else about why he was with her in the first place and she left him heartbroken and angry.

    As for him dying I don't think he did, I mean if he died that wasn't his fault so why would Saena treat Kyoko like that when she is apart of the man she loves? So I like the other theory better, someone else also suggested that Misonoi was spying on Saena's branch thus he went after her. Well, anyways I won't judge the man until I heard the rest of the story although he does give me mixed feelings, I don't know why but he does. He reminded me of Kyoko and at one point Ren with the kissing thing and then smiling like that like on Valentine's Day. As for the bad feeling, I have no idea something just seems off.

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    1. Thanks for reading, Brittany ^-^

      Yup, it's somewhat same. True.. and if it is like Kyouko and Sho, what if, he flunked it. He got furious that she is of no help and left her. Opps, she was pregnant at that time.

      Perhaps, deceived her then later on, he died?

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  14. THANK YOU SOOO MUCH, KAT!
    The Mogami river mystery is solved! yuuuujuuuu!
    Fujimichi and Saena's interactions are hilarious, he is great!
    What's with Yamaguchi-san saying she will prohibit Fujimichi from watching ‘Hokkaido’s LIVE delicious food series’? where they that close?

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      Yup ^^

      I think she won't let him watch it at the office.

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  15. thank you KAT! I am missing Kyoko and Ren so much

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      Hehe..

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  16. Thank you so much for this summary. I really enjoy it a lot. At least, i now understand saena a bit. In this story now i know that she didnt hate kyoko. Im really relieved about that because its kinda sad for someone to hate her own child.

    You know kat in your comment about Fujimichi noticing the change of lipstick, i also think he is interested with saena. At that part of story i cant stop my smile. I feel giddy because of the thought that he have romantic feeling to saena. Your also right that maybe he is only observant. I hope not because i will really cry :( i realy like the thought of him having a romantic feeling to saena and going to tokyo just to be with her hahaha! But i think im hoping too much. base on how author writes i will never guess how that story goes between the two.

    Anyway, thank you so much for this summary.

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      True.

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  17. Thank you, dearest Kat!

    I have doubts that Misonoi is the fool he claims to be, because Fujimichi had already commented about both of Kyouko's parents being very capable individuals. We shall see....

    Be blessed!
    ~may

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      Ya..

      Same to you ^^

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  18. Thank you Kat for this summary. Cant wait for another month.
    ~.sara

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  19. Thanks for the summary :) i was thinking about a lot of stuff since lots of our question is gonna be answered in this arc. First if this guy is Koyouko's father and used Seana then mogami blood line should be aware of men. regarding Seana , thanks to the scar she was afraid she might hurt Koyouko but i hope she comes to know thanks to (her(s) cursed person/not hurting humble thought) she(k) was depended on her SHO-CHAN and got a ticket to love me section but yes what came after that was a bigger prize. Well we wait have to wait for that. I don’t know what will happen in the end but i wish Seana happiness and it doesn't have to come with her ending up with the right person , I would be happy if she gets a clean break and spends some quality time with her daughter. And if Kyouko's dad is not dead do you think we are gonna have a arc related to him (or may be not)? And how do think Koyouko's mother is gonna take back the "I don’t have child “? Come on! It was broadcast in national TV!!! And yes Fujimichi ok notice someone’s gloss is already amazing but to notice her dilated pupil that guys is awesome. Well more if he is not interested in her. well may be this encounter will heal Koyouko properly and her mother partially . I’m guessing so much stuff while I don’t know what will happen. I know it’s unfair to say (when the latest issue just came out) I want the next issue of SB T.T

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    1. Thanks for reading, Iffat ^-^

      Ya, but what if he is missing/dead so Saena has to use her own surname.

      Most likely, a happy ending for everyone.

      If he's not dead, possible.

      The broadcast is easy to explain, she was in a pinch. The woman is shouting how come she can give her that kind of cold-hearted answer. Saena would look bad if she says that she does have a child. Also, the people/audience would start to gossip/pry on her own past. The show would be about Saena rather than giving advice to the woman regarding the child custody.

      Yup ^^

      Hehe..we all do...SB cliffhangers usually left us hanging...wanting for more. ^^

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    2. If he is still alive perhaps that's why she said she didn't have a child on TV. Because he doesn't know and she wants to keep it that way.

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    3. Also keep in mind the social stigma on single moms (particularly in Japanese society). If Kyouko was born out of wedlock (and if Saena is not married), to have a child that way is seriously taboo and looked down upon.

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    4. True, Unknown. And it is very unlikely for Saena to want others to 'dig in her life/past' so for them to drop the topic, I would think she has to say that. And, it would be rude to say it is none of her/their business.

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  20. One thing I realized from this chapter. Kyoko gets all her funny faces from her mother.

    Thank you fro the summary.

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      Thanks for reading ^-^

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  21. At first, thanks for the chapter.

    Then hmm.

    I don't speak in japanese, but Saena's words are weird enough, not being her biological mother. Maybe Misonoi is her father, but Saena didn't want to be her mother, so I think after Misonoi's death, or his act (for example, left them without a trace) she had no choice, but take Kyoko in.
    But I think Saena will lie something to Kyoko about her parents. But I hope we will know the truth behind her lie.

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    1. Thanks for reading, Judit ^-^

      Perhaps, something happened that she doesn't want to be her mother. After all, at first, Saena assumed that she has a cursed child.

      Somehow, I think it is very unlikely for Saena to take care of Misoni's child from some other woman especially since she is just starting her career.

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  22. oh my god!thank u soo much for the translation ...i guess kyoko got some of her goofiness from Minosoi ....Poor Saena...dont know if Minosoi betrayed her,or there was some kind of misunderstanding ...hope kyoko get the parental love she has longed all her life...Since this is Saena's arc,so guess we will see Ren and shou less than before...:'(

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      Ya..

      Hehe, perhaps, after this arc?

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  23. I really am confused about Kyoko's father cause Fujimich told kyoko that he doesn't know the name of kyoko's father at least his real name so he knew the fake name. anyway I think that Kyoko's father(Minoso) is some kind of a celebrity or something like that. and he is hiding behind that fake personality. I can't wait till next chapter...

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    1. If he is a celebrity, Aminata..I think it is easy to track him down. Get connections to the showbiz industry and get his real name.

      Hm..still, there should be a reason for him to use a fake name, if it is fake. For it harder for them to trace/know who he really is? Reasons from to pass the exam or as Brittany, a reader here, mentioned, spy on their law firm.

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  24. Thank you for summary.

    So curious.Was the misonoi guy bad or good?
    Maybe Saena pushed him away somehow and the guy died before he got to know he was a father?

    The guy wanted to make a family but she did not because of work?

    I know people think he just tricked her and i guess is the most likely to have happened but she said ''I’m afraid that I’ll hurt you--..” Narration: “The one who is always cursed is me.''

    Why would she think like that if the guy tricked her?

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    1. Me too! So curious...

      And oh you're right! That makes sense!

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    2. Thanks for reading ^-^

      And, why would she push him away when she was really in love with him? I can only think that he must have deceived her.

      Not sure...since she got pregnant anyway and he didn't formally 'commit' to her but they are already having sex.

      Perhaps, she somehow caused his death after being deceived yet she still loves him? I do wonder if what she mentioned relates to Kyouko. Something like Kyouko isn't to blame but rather, she is.


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    3. Didn't she say he was thirty? He could be a married man. That could explain the use of a fake name as well as why she would hate him.

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    4. Yes, Michelle, it's possible. If he's married, I wonder if the wife knows about it.

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  25. why, with all this brain Saena thinks so lowly about herself? It's like she's not a smart person but honour roll student only, without actual knowledge about 'how the things work in the world'.

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    1. I think it is like that, Bepa. The type who is good in studies and work but isn't good with common sense and social interactions. Well, because she probably spent all her time studying and working. Of course, I think it makes her vulnerable to easily falling in love when had a chance.

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  26. Thanks so much, Kat. You are so fast at posting these, and I appreciate it so much!

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  27. This is my theory: Saena didn't answer her phone when Misonoi was dying from an accident or a disease. (Misonoi gives Saena a fake name because he probably has some type of disease and can't tell Saena because he's afraid to hurt Saena.) Misonoi died and Saena feels guilty for not answering her phone at work. (Saena is pregnant at this time.) Saena gives birth to Kyoko and isn't ready to be a mother because of Misonoi's death. (As for the surname "Mogami" is because Saena doesn't want to use Misonoi's name because Saena feels guilty of Misonoi's death.) Saena feels she'll bring bad luck to Kyoko and asks Sho's parents to take care of Kyoko. Saena uses her job as an excuse to not think about Misonoi's death. (I think that Misonoi loved Saena because: (1.) Misonoi takes the time and effort to actually get to know Saena, and I know that Saena is smart, but she's not the only person to pass the exam in the first try. There's more people out there. (2.) Misonoi could just have asked for help from Saena as friends and not getting "to go steady". Saenal looks nice enough to help a person in need.
    This is my theory. What do you think?
    Thanks for the fast translation Kat! I can't wait for the next chapter!
    ~Stella ❤

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    1. Disease, Stella? Hopefully, it isn't the infectious type.

      Maybe something like that..or, they had a quarrel and she didn't answer his calls or something. Perhaps, indirectly causing his death if that is what she meant by cursed..though that can also relate to Kyouko.

      Why would number 2 be a reason that Misoni loves Saena? They are already in that kind of relationship but he didn't mention about going steady. Usually, that isn't good. Something like, he isn't really her 'boyfriend'. Unless, he isn't into formalities like that. Not too sure..in most shoujo and others, that is usually important. Somehow, I would think that if he's a bad person, he is doing all that just to make it seem that he is sincere with her and..it's awful but, perhaps, payment for her help with the bar exam? Again, it depends on what he is really like.

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  28. Hallo kat, thank you so much for your summaries. you are definitly the best. I´m wondering why the most of you here thinks that misonoi tricked saena. Just cause Fujimichi said he doesnt know the real name? I dont think its strange that he doesnt know the real name since i dont think that saena would have told him, probably all he knows about misonoi are things he found out investigating (maybe he read an email from him and his adress had only a nickname) and by making saena drunk. I dont know but i get the feeling that he didnt trick her. Something happened between them, surely something that hurt saena but relationships work that way dont they? Maybe after she helped him pass the exam he got a big promotion and moved away leaving her behind. Could be since saena thought they were in a similiar situatin with kyoko. That doesnt mean he has to be despiacable guy. I think most likely there has been a misunderstanding between them, since saena is socialy arkward. And the possibilty that she never told him he has a child is very high too. Well i´m curious how this will turn out to be

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    1. Thanks for reading ^-^

      Not really. He also didn't 'commit' to her though I'm not sure if it was intentional or not. Commit as in told her that they go steady. It depends on what comes first. Also, in just three month, he already 'needs' her for something very important in this life. Was that a coincidence or he really loves her? Usually, nice type of guy tend to 'treasure' the girl and take time to get to know and stuff, but this one is very fast. Of course, there are those who immediately go to bed ones. ^^; So, not too sure if he's a good person or not.

      That's very unlikely because how can he immediately get the promotion when he just passed the bar exam. Based on that, what if he flunked the exam. He probably realized that she isn't useful at all so he dumped her. I'm thinking something like what happened to Kyouko. Her boss is going to Tokyo soon. The bar exam is in two months after around February. Based on what Reemy mentioned above, she ought to be pregnant around that time since Kyouko was born on December. So, I think whatever happened should be around that time.

      Indeed..what could it be.

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    2. Maybe once he passed the Bar Exam he didn't need her any more and kicked her to the curb the way Sho did to Kyouko. Saena was his "stepping stone".

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  29. Thank you very much for summary Kat!!
    Chapter was good and I hope we will discover how Kyoko ended up with Shou's parents. Also, I'm really curious about who was taking care of her when she was little? Saena definetly didn't :/. Anyway, can't wait next chapter!

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      I was thinking that it was Shou's parents. Maybe just like Kyouko who was taken in by a 'nice couple', it was the same with Saena.

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  30. I think she meant that she doesn't want to hurt Kyouko by passing her bad luck onto Kyouko. She thought that Kyouko was a cursed child but seeing how Kyouko is doing better in life than her, she has come to the realization: ''The one who is always cursed is me.'' I think Saena has come to the conclusion that there's something wrong with her(in her life), whereas before she would blame all of her problems on Kyouko. “I thought you are a cursed child but I was mistaken.” Whether she was used and then dumped pregnant or Kyouko's father died a tragic death, it's more than obvious that Kyouko was unwanted(unplanned) pregnancy. Or maybe Kyouko's father had an accident that's somehow linked to Saena's pregnancy or even directly to Kyouko, or maybe he dumped her because she was pregnant

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    1. True. That's possible if she came with that conclusion after seeing Kyouko. I had assumed that she had realized it a few years after she left Kyouko.

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  31. am i the only one that no matter what happened with that guy wont feel bad about Saena?

    No matter the reason she treated her own child like trash and she kept Kyouko in the dark about it.
    A child growing up knowing her mother hates her for no obvious reason,not knowing who her father was etc etc....no matter what happened it just is inexcusable.
    Hope at least Saena wont drag it on and tell the whole truth to Kyouko.She at least deserves to know.

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      Yup.

      Ya, I think the mangaka will resolve this issue here in this arc.

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  32. I have a feeling that after she helps him pass the bar exam he will leave or something like that. It would explain why she hated it when Kyoko basically lived for Sho, because she herself had done the same??

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  33. Thank you, Kat!! Yeah, I also assumed that the mention of "is your body ok" meant that she was already carrying Kyouko until I read in the comments that the timing wouldn't match Kyouko's birthday. He mentions she looked unwell "this morning" and they are currently meeting in the evening, so maybe it implies the night before was their "first time?" That seems to be common in shoujo to ask if the girl's body is ok the next day. Just a guess.

    I don't know what to think of this chapter. Is it implying that Saena is not a bad person and it was all a big misunderstanding that caused Kyouko's unbearable childhood pain? The "Mogami river" is just part of a misunderstood scowl that comes out even when she's just deciding a menu choice? Maybe I'm misunderstanding because this seems disappointing.

    I think this guy might dump Saena based on what she said to Kyouko in the previous chapter about it's good there wasn't a baby involved with Kyouko & Shou. It's also kind of hinted in the chapter before last, when Kyouko is wondering if her mother went through a similar situation as herself with Shou, or even worse. I guess it would be nicer if it turns out her dad isn't a jerk, but I'm doubting it. My guess right now is that he dumps her because she gets pregnant and he doesn't want to have a kid... since that would make Kyouko the very reason that Saena lost the one she loves.

    Thanks again! :)

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    1. You're welcome, squeaker ^-^

      Hm..that's possible.

      That seems to be what it's implying.

      Hm...that's quite possible. I didn't think about the guy not wanting the child. Hehe, was too focused on the bar exam. ^^;

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  34. Thanks for the summary

    Well so far I can tell that the author is trying to make saena less hateful and more human but honestly I don't have even a tiny bit of sympathy for her .Because so far what we get is a young saena who is serious "nice" yet misunderstood ,she meet kyouko's dad who by the way looks like her well she looks like him except in serious mood she looks like saena .Anyway she meets this guy who sweet talk her and she doesn't try to find out more about him just goes with the flow because love made her blind .

    And how the hell ,does a guy who used her to pass his exam and then probably vanished is good reason enough to abuse a child and treat her like trash at least she has enough sense to admit she was wrong .

    And honestly even if in the next chapter we find out that the dude was married and with kids ,or he stole all her money or some files related to work stuff like that .There is no reason good enough for what she did and she doesn't deserve any type of forgivness or happiness .Now if she was beaten raped tortured and them dumped somewhere in kyouto and next time she find out she was pregnant then i would understand .

    About kyouko's dad I've no real opinion except that kyouko make the same silly/cute faces as he does and I think you have a point that maybe he never cared for saena when she was talking about the co worker who hates her and he went silent but don't really care since i don't like saena .Again my only wish is that kyouko will be done with her mother drama and move on .

    Glasses dude is very funny guy and it's seems like just like saena he doesn't have much experience in love since saena is misunderstood and doesn't express her feelings to well and the guy well he is sort of awkward .I believe there is a chance for those two to become a pair since he said something along the lines of i only notice things that are related to you (saena) or i 'm just imagining things . I f they do get together then i would hate it ,unlike shou whom i couldn't care less about ,saena i hope she doesn't get any kind of love interest .

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    1. Thanks for reading ^-^

      Yup, the Chinese readers actually had a term for that. 'Wash clean'. Like this really awful person/jerk is being wash clean.

      Yup..that seems to be how it is.

      Lol...possible...actually, anything is possible especially with this mangaka. True..making Kyouko suffer like that. Still, it seems to be the type of mother-daughter misunderstood/couldn't get along when daughter is younger but later on, when older, the daughter can understand her after the explanation when the mother can finally tell her about it? In a way, was she being open about it now because Kyouko said that she is happy with her current self and was even thankful to Shou?

      I'm sure she will. Isn't this the reason she finally mustered up to face her? She is tired of crying and everything over it as she mentioned to Ren. I think there will be closure here so the mangaka can focus on the other unresolved things like Shou, Ren's past, career and love life. Actually, Shou seems to be pretty much resolved.

      Hehe, I see. But true, Fujimichi is an amusing guy ^^ Hm..probably, from the looks of things, he doesn't seem to be on her radar and she probably do not want another relationship after first one.

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    2. That's real a nice term to describe what's going on .

      Ya and as we have said times and times again ,we can expect SB to deliver no matter what .I know and I get that still saena and her reasons for doing that to kyouko is something which I can't swallow ,no matter what it is stuck in my throat .So I'm not too into what the author is trying to do and that's making her more human that she really is .But I do really like the fact that she is sitting down and is having and honest talk with kyouko because it will allow her to know why and move on .

      True that's what is to be expcted from kyouko in this arc .I agree that shou is by no means a huge factor in this series anymore because he has zero power in kyouko's life .The way I see it ,he has two purposes in this series comedy and make ren jealous those closer to kyouko .

      I know but maybe the author is planning of having each of her character move on and find their own happiness .....crosses fingers that saena isn't part of butterfly and rainbow plan

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    3. Hehe. By the way, it's 'wash white' ^^; Since dark/evil characters are 'black'. I do wonder if there is a Japanese term for it though or they just invented it.

      Yup. In a way, maybe the rape scenario isn't pulled because the would be very 'dark' which might not suit the series/the target audience.

      Hehe, actually, I think she would be a part of it though I'm not sure if it is up to the extent of having a love interest. At most, probably like how the other 'antagonists' of this series, learn their mistake and probably change. And, have a more cordial relationship with Kyouko.

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    4. Either way it’s sounds good ,no idea ^^

      Ya ,even if SB has alot of mature/deep aspects to it ,it isn’t dark enough for a rape scenario
      I hope so cause seeing her all lovey and dovey with glasses dude isn’t something i wanna see ,I hope we no longer see her after this arc .I mean what I want is kyouko saying « okay i understand i forgive you and let’s leave at that ,you live your life the way you want and i’m gonna live mine without you in it «

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    5. Hehe, I see. But I think it will happen later on. Of course, not sure if there will be thorough sever of communication/relation or at least, until she is ah..no longer a minor.

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    6. Yup ,deep down I know that there won’t any cut down ties for good since SB like we have said maybe more mature and has more depth than your average shoujo but it still a shoujo .What I hope is that things will go the same way as they did with shoutarou .Meaning she won’t have any real power over her .
      At the start shou was the source of kyouko’s anger ,sadness ,motivation to enter showbiz but now he really isn’t the source of anything .The only reason why she still wanna prove herself to shou about not loving ren/and being a top actress is because of her pride that’s it .I mean just take what happened recently when she broke down after the whole « i have no child « mess he even kissed her to make her react and feel something but she didn’t and that prove that his ranking in kyouko’s mind/heart is really low /at the bottom .
      So my wish is that from now on ,saena’s existence won’t be as big as it used to be .Meaning kyouko won’t get depressed when recalling her childhood like she used to ,meaning even if she meet again and saena ignores her she won’t feel down or breakdown like she did .Somehow i want saena to become some sort of stranger to her ,if she calls or greet her then she respond but that’s it ,she won’t get too personal with her .
      Yet again this is SB so whatever happen I’ve faith that the author will deliver .

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    7. I think that is how it will go. She won't be crying about it anymore. She won't become sad when it is mentioned. I think you get my drift.

      Ahh..it is also what you mentioned. Something more of a casual thing. But then, it is hard to say because as the saying goes, she is still her mother. So, it is possible to re-bond and get to know each other. Hm..make amends to what happened? But then, in the end, I think Kyouko will follow Ren to the US and Saena has her work in Tokyo so..in some way, Kyouko will 'move on'.

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    8. Kat, thank you very much for the review ^^!
      I disagree Judy, Nakamura Sensei didn´t show up the reasons why Saena treat badly Kyoko, but there are some hints.
      Saena is first in everything, she is too perfect and exigent and she didn't expect to be a single mother. So, when Kyoko born, she couldn't works perfectly, neither she couldn't take care Kyoko properly. Also, Kyoko didn´t satisface her high expectations, sadly but true.
      When Saena has to remain in Kyoto or to be promoted to Tokyo, I guess her decisión was between her work or kyoko. Maybe, she chose the thing to do better and recognize she is a terrible mother. Remember when Kyoko cried, Saena has too much work to do, and she didn´t know what to do with her daughter.
      Personally I don't like Saena's decisión, but I understand her logic. She doesn´t have the maternal instinct to keep her child and she chose leave with people whose take care Kyoko better than she do, without thought about the emotional damage created.

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  35. Thanks for ur work fast as always ^^. I just hope that the story of her mother wouldn't afect the relationship that kyoko have with ren. For saena to tell his story i think it would be really important after. I wonder if she already meet his father without knowing or will encounter him too.... I love the translate u do of this manga. Gambate ;)

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      Hopefully not. And why would it?

      I think so, too. It will help Kyouko move on from the past and stop feeling inferior or anything negative because of how her mother treated her. There would also be closure with her mother.

      Perhaps..if he is still alive.

      Thank you ^-^

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    2. i m so scared of the next so that i imagine one million possibility i hope that the story will not be similar to kyoko

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    3. Indeed...there are many possibilities.

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  36. Hi everyone and thanks for the summary Kat.

    I think that most likely, Kyoko's dad didnt die. Just a hunch. Also, if it was something like an accident or suicide, most likely it would be reported in the media, along with his real name. Except Fujimichi mentioned he didnt know the father's real name either.

    Most likely, he disappeared right after the bar exams were completed? and that's when Saena realised that? Also, didnt she say, "only in that one aspect, you're like me" to Kyoko? regarding how Shou used her to achieve his goal and then dump her? I'm really curious about where he disappeared after the bar exams. If he became a lawyer, or entered the entertainment world. I hope we get some more hints soon

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      Hm..that's possible. But for suicide, it is also possible that it won't be reported in media for privacy.

      Indeed, that's most likely. If he becomes a lawyer, it is likely Fujimichi would know the real name. Since their boss is in the entertainment world, I think he can also use those connections to know the real name. Unless, it is not in Japan's entertainment world. Like...overseas?

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