January 21, 2016

SPOILERS for Skip Beat [Chapter 232]

These are spoilers shared by MioAVANT of baidu which I will assume as real. There are spoilers in mangafox SB forum which can supplement whatever is missing here. Read this with a grain of salt since I usually make mistakes in Chinese paragraphs with no pictures and the terms used sometimes makes no sense. ^^; Probably because it was a literal translation from Japanese? Anyway, for those who want to be spoiled..

The chapter starts where it ends in the last chapter. Kanae sees Ren and Yashiro looking distressed. This scene is simply a rare sight that one can receive [/want to buy] a ticket [to see it?]. This morning, Kanae also saw the replay of Saena on that lawyer program. She always suspects that Ren is eyeing Kyouko but she cannot be certain of it. In her mind, she guesses that these two are distressed about something related to Kyouko. Kanae always stare at the two especially Ren when Hiou suddenly came to call Kanae away. Hiou thinks back that Kanae is staring Ren to death. He gloomily and recklessly guessed that Kanae likes that kind of mature, handsome tall type of guy. He thought that when he grows up, at best, his face will become handsome but he cannot do anything about the height. He suddenly starts to imagine Ren’s body is the legs of a man, a 3 meter high monster. Ren called Kyouko on the phone but there is no answer. Kyouko didn’t set up a voice mail on her phone. So, Ren just sent a text [sms] message. Yashiro teases him by saying that Ren is quite stubborn for he hates ‘writing’ as a way to communicate. So why would he suddenly compromise. In the end, Ren calmly answered that actually, he didn’t look like he’s stubborn at all.

Back to Saena’s story, because she always mistaken her mental and physical bearing as caused by failure at work that it caused her to have insomnia and have no appetite. [<- the term used is anorexia] she is pregnant for about five months when she realizes that Kyouko exists. It is already far from the law allowed period wherein one can have an abortion. The longer the delay, the more there are no hospitals would carry out the abortion. [Zozo, a reader here had mentioned this scenario in the comments in the last chapter. This is what I had googled about it before: The Maternal Protection Act in Japan allows abortion for patients if the fetus is 21 weeks & 6 days or younger. If a fetus is 22 weeks or older, due to higher risks to the mother during surgery and ethical issues, abortion is not an option and must be carried to term. The procedure should be performed by doctors certified by this law at a designated facility.] Saena is hesitant to drag it until the deadline [/full term?] but due to her lawyer’s honor, she wasn’t willing to disobey the law so she can only give birth.

Saena looks upon Kyouko as her ‘weak and brain made stupid by love’ clone from her body. This is a distinct boundary[?] between her past self. Saena left the office by phone and Toudou [formerly Fujimichi] told Kyouko about it. [<- not sure if Saena called it by phone or Toudou informed Kyouko about it by phone] Actually, during Saena’s pregnancy, the thing about the information leak involving the boss and the client has already spread in the office. Saena basically cannot continue to stay there. Ken specially prepared a way out for Saena as well as a new job. He said that it is okay if she considers it as an atonement or a debt of gratitude to be repaid. He told her to leave Kyouko behind and properly continue doing her best and work at a new office. Kyouko felt that she must go thank Ken face to face. Then, Kyouko overhears a bit of conversation between her mother and Toudou. She had found her own tongue-twister conclusion. [<- literal translation ^^; Maybe a conclusion to her knotted issue]. For 17 years, she always constantly did her best to attain her mother’s love and praise but-- Kyouko finally decided to abandon this ‘regarding being able to attaining the love of someone, she would no longer have extravagant hope’ way of thinking. [<- translator later mentioned that she might be mistaken here and it refers more on her and her mother; hopefully not related to Ren] Also, Kyouko assesses that the past with Shou and this Shou person, for her, they are of the same existence as snot. And, the next chapter will be out on Feb 20th in Japan.

Comment: So, Kyouko is moving on from the two who had caused her so many heartaches in the past. Things can either focus more on her career again or her love life with Ren. Hm..and I thought Saena looked upon Kyouko as a copy of Misonoi but it turns out to be her former self. I guess that is how it should be since she doesn’t hate Misonoi for what he did. ^^; Anyway, that’s the rough idea on what happened in this chapter.

37 comments:

  1. Thank you so much! What a great chapter this is, and it looks like we might be moving back to an exchange between Ren and Kyouko soon. What a sad, yet miraculous start to Kyouko's life. Her mother flatly stated that it was only her ignorance and mental distress that prevented her from realizing her pregnancy until it was too late to end it. And yet, Kyouko is the only beacon of light in Ren's life; what would have happened to him if he had never met her; if they had never reunited as young adults?

    Maybe Hiou will finally start eating meat and a balanced diet so he might grow a bit (doubtful it would work at this stage but it would be cute to see him trying).

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    1. You're welcome, Renee ^-^

      Yup.

      Hehe..does it really work? I would assume that it is because of the genes. Of course, Hiou might be lucky and he'll have a growth spurt. ^^

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  2. WOW!Thank u very much!!have been eager to know what happens next!!i really hope she starts to understand den's feeling for her..i missed the other side characters too!!!dont know if the mangaka has any plan for the dad to return...but i m hoping that both Saena and kyoko will finally have some closure

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    1. You're welcome ^-^

      Hehe..ya, vice-versa. Hopefully, with that realization in the end, that bet with Shou is off.

      Hm..do you mean closure between father and Saena + Kyouko or between Saena and Kyouko?

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    2. actually i want both mom and kyouko at some point..for Saena its a closure..for kyouko to know the person,because of whom her relation with her mother is tragic..and for Misonoi to know how much pain he has caused to people...

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    3. also reading this chapter i somehow felt Saena wasn't meant to a mother..no matter what circumstance a person starts to feel love for her child..she might care for kyoko in her own way..dont think they will have a proper relation even after the confrontation..the people whom kyoko are staying with are more of a parents for her

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    4. I see.

      Ya..we can gauge it more better if we see the chapter to see Kyouko's reaction and Saena's..was there closure there? From what Kyouko was thinking at the end, I think there was closure. In a way, she is already moving on from the past.

      True.

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  3. Thank you KAT , I'm going to wait for the whole chapter , then I will post my opinion .

    ~reemy

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    1. You're welcome, reemy ^-^

      Sure, I'm also waiting for the full chapter before posting my full comment ^^

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  4. Thanks KAT! I'm Italian and I'm relying on foreign sites to follow skip beat, your summaries are the best!

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    1. You're welcome, Unknown ^-^

      Thank you ^^

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  5. Thank you for the spoiler good work as always!

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

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  6. Thank you so much for getting this out! I just want to cry for kyoko hearing how her Mom wanted to abort him. That's so sad.

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    1. You're welcome, DarkAngel7717 ^-^

      Ya..

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  7. Ahh thank you :) can't wait to see the chapter in eng ♥ and moust of all what will happen next ! Kanaes messy job :))) and ahh more more and more of ren and kyoko ♥♥♥ i just can't wait to see her blossom in his love and the day she finds he is corn and how much he loved her all this time and her reaction of finding that ku is his father :)))) and having a diner with his parents oh and the look on saena when she will see them as a couple ...ah so beautifull but i think i will be 60 TT_T T
    love you kat :*
    ~Gaby~

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    1. You're welcome, Gaby ^-^

      Hehe...indeed, it seems to be a long long time before it happens.

      Thank you ^^

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  8. Thank you so much for the sneak peek! Renkyoko forever!

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  9. Tq Katt. We have to wait another month for Ch 233. The English translation also a bit late updated... Hope Ren and Kyoko will be a thing from the next chapter.
    **sara

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    1. You're welcome, sara ^-^

      Yup. Hm..maybe. ^^

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  10. as always thank you kat SO MUCH
    but we need raws :(

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    1. You're welcome, yasmeen ^-^

      Well, we just have to be patient. People won't easily post up raws due to the arrests before so at most, scanlations.

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  11. Hello Kat,

    Thanks for working hard to provide some spoilers ^^
    (hopefully there will be some interesting progress with this series).

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    1. Thanks for reading, RoseFleur ^-^

      Hopefully so ^^

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  12. Hello!
    Idea there (still won't log in, sorry, I don't have any of the accounts proposed). Thanks again for your great summaries and spoilers, you bring me joy by translating these ^^. I really hope Kyouko will stop devaluating herself all the time...
    Anyway, thanks again, good job!

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    1. Is that so..

      Thanks for reading and glad to hear that, Idea ^^

      Yup, hopefully so ^^

      =)

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  13. Finally a closure..... whew that was long.
    Got this wierd thought.i want to see ren and kyouko dance as in a waltz������

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    1. Ya..spears.

      Hehe..is it from the cover pages before?

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    2. I dont remember all the cover pages��. Was there a page like that before??��

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    3. Yes. I tried looking for it but I only found the English version.

      It is this: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17571381-skip-beat-3-in-1-edition-vol-6

      Well..they might not exactly look like they're dancing ^^;;

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  14. Is it Hiou 11 yrs old? He would grow until his 16 yrs depend when he hit puberty

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    1. Yup, Elvia. But then, the question is how much ^^

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  15. Thank you for the translation/spoilers! This is such a perfect resolution for Kyouko's arc with her mother. From all that I've read about this chapter, my understanding is that Saena saw part of herself in Kyouko, and hated Kyouko because she hated herself. So Kyouko's resolution that she won't give up on being loved is because she also wants her mother to lover herself again.

    Nakamura-sensei is amazing!

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    1. Thanks for reading, Defenestrator ^-^

      Hm..from what I understood, her resolution is to stop having high hopes for someone to love her back. But true, it wasn't mention that she is giving up on that.

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