March 30, 2016

Namaikizakari [Chapter 41]


The alarm of Shou’s cellphone is ringing at 5am. Still in bed, Shou turns it off. He groans a bit and says that he unexpectedly woke up. At the club room, Tonomura says ..so, even if there is some uneasiness factor. Kanda says that it isn’t just some, it is eighty percent uneasiness.

Tonomura protests that looking back at the competition during the day before yesterday.. Shouji says that sure enough, the new captain—IS THAT GUY HUH.. Yuki is speechless for that is the conclusion that they have arrived on for the very last activity day of the third years.

Pfft— At the gym, Yuki shouts that during defense, they are to lower their waist a bit, they are not to stop with their footwork and concentrate their energy. The others shout yes while some groans. Catching his breath, Hatori comments that it is already the retirement day yet she is still merciless.
Also catching his breath, Abe says that he can feel the head [Yuki]’s anger and compared before, it is stronger and more amazing. Amamiya calls out to Abe and whispers if that thing that will be given to her, did he hide it well. Thinking that it is an AV [adult video], Yuki tells them to talk about receiving private materials outside of practice time. Amamiya says okay.

Two days after they were defeated during the prelims-- There are this time’s morning practice and also a night practice after school dismissal. For them third years, it is the last training-- Kanda complains that it is so hot.

Nishiyama? complains that after the retirement, he’ll absolutely become fat. [<- no more exercise] Yuki thinks before that..there is this some kind of meeting regarding a big issue that has to be done. While leaving, Abe and others complain about being already hungry when it is just morning practice.  Yuki calls out to Shou.
Waving for him to come, Yuki tells him to come over for a while. Shou asks if they are going to do some shameful thing. Yuki says that no, they’re not. With her heart beating, Yuki wonders why she is so nervous. She tells him that taking of advantage of the morning practice, the captain and vice-captain has something to tell him.

While the school bell is ringing, Shou asks, “New captain? Me? Captain Naruse?” Yuki thinks that calling him as ‘Captain Naruse’ really doesn’t feel a bit real.. Shouji says yes, after the third years talked it over for a long time, everyone felt that this is the best choice.

On tomorrow’s morning practice, they’ll leave it up to him to tell everyone. Regarding the successor for the vice-captain, they’ll leave it to him to decide within the year. “How about it?” Shou says, “..ah---yeah yeah..” Shouji and Yuki exclaim what is it?
Turning around to leave, Shou says, okay..yeah, okay-- Angrily pointing at Shou, Shouji shouts that in the end of the end, what’s up with that, ‘okay—yeah, okay-’ and he still have that kind of attitude. Tonomura says that is saying that Shou had accepted it. Quite Yuki becomes tense for it really makes her feel uneasy.

In her class, she thinks, no..that’s wrong..if it is that guy, she thinks that perhaps, he is afraid of annoyance or perhaps he is forced to accept it. That reaction is that type, yet how can he make such a meek response..!? She recalls what Shizuka said that even if Yuki retires now but from today on, he’ll continue to defeat Ryuhoku and Shou.

Yuki thinks that Shizuka’s declaration of war causes her head to become sober and believe that he [Shou] is the person who can guide ‘the Ryuhoku from today on’. In the club room, Himiko reads from a newspaper that Misuzu Academy got in the Winter Cup in 7 years.
Holding a grudge, Yuki tells Himiko that it is better to also file away and tidy up that news article. She apologizes to her for making Himiko help her out in tidying things up during lunch break. Yuki is separating the third year’s clothes that will be washed later on.

Himiko says no..it is alright..but then, there is a very big possibility that Misuzu and Ryuhoku are so well-matched. Yuki agrees and says that even if their generation is up to this day but next year, they can definitely continue to advance so she’ll leave it up to her [/yoroshiku]. This made Himiko flustered. She suddenly stands up and says that she’ll go and see if the towels are dry or not.

Yuki says okay. Himiko goes out of the room and cries a bit. She wipes her tears and tells herself to pull herself together. Back inside, Yuki thinks that Misuzu’s new captain is most likely Shizuka and if it is like that, starting next year, Misuzu’s attack against Ryuhoku will become more difficult to deal with.
even if she is in no position to say it to someone else but Misuzu has that kind of abnormal consciousness of wanting to knock down Ryuhoku. She recalls Shizuka saying that perhaps, he always wanted to see that kind of expression on her. Yuki wonders if she is hated by Shizuka. The door opens.

Thinking that it is Himiko who came back so quickly, Yuki turns to ask if she forgot something.. To her surprise, Shou suddenly kisses her. Yuki backs away and angrily exclaims what he is thinking. Shou says that it has been a long time since they’ve kissed and her lips feel super soft. Yuki exclaims how is that and by the way, he unexpectedly specially came over here during lunch break.

Shou says that after he finished eating lunch, he wanted an afternoon nap but the classroom is so noisy and there are people at the roof so he wondered if the club room is empty or not. After sweatdropping, Yuki says bu..but..if he wants peace and quiet then do as he wish.
So, Yuki continues to tidy up the shirts while Shou stares--stares--and stares at her. Irked Yuki shouts isn’t he going to sleep. Shou urges her to continue on and there’s no need to mind him. Yuki asks what’s up with him for he is always staring at her ever since from the start.

Continuing to stare at her, Shou says that he is filming her working as a manager. Yuki starts to look around. Shou says no, he is using his eyes and not a video camera. “..I feel that this should be the last time I’ll see it. *Yuki looks surprised* If we won the preliminaries two days ago, the time when I can see Yuki-senpai at the basketball club can be prolonged a bit...

...thinking of that, I cannot easy say it out. *lies down and turns away from her* That kind of words of wanting to become the captain.” Yuki recalls the time when Shou asks why she gave her number to the captain [forgot if it was Tonomura or Kido] and he also want to become the captain.
Yuki thinks ah, it’s like that. “It is different from that time. Naruse also uses his own way of seriously reflecting on things-- I..I..definitely has to say something.” Yuki says that as captain, even if it is definitely very hard..but.. gam [batte../good luck] but she stops.

Turning towards her, he asks gam..gum? [<- the pun is in Chinese so I made this up. In the translation, it is ‘snack’] Yuki thinks that it is no good..she couldn’t say it out, ‘gambatte’-whatever, she couldn’t say it. At the gym, Shou makes a slam dunk. Fangirls squeal over it.

Shouji tells Kanda that thinking that he’ll be saying goodbye to that kind of squeals today makes him feel very refreshed. A girl asks if he is Shouji-senpai and right now, he is on a break. Shouji says yes, and she’s looking for Shou, right. Just when Shouji is calling for Shou, the girl holds out a card, with her name and contact information, to him.
To everyone’s surprise, the blushing girl says that if it is okay, please contact her..about that..during the prelims, he is really totally cool..!! The girl rushes off to her friends who exclaim that she did well, Akira [guesswork from ] Amamiya and others exclaim in shock if this is for real, that gorilla!

Crying Shouji holds the card and says it..it is really great that he..always did his best to play.. They shout that he cried and compared to losing a couple of days, he is crying even more today!! The guys toss him up and shout ‘introduction’ [/got introduce to someone?] Looking at the clock, Yuki thinks that it is so fast, practice time has less than two hours..

Soon, they play some more, rest some more, got teach some more and had fun some more. Afterwards, the third years are giving their last words. Amamiya introduces himself and says that even if it is hard these past three years but it is also very fun.
He says that in a while, he planned to do an enema/sausage stunt on Shouji, who wanted someone to take the initiative to be his girlfriend, and then, he’ll retire. [<- I think that is a kancho = poke finger in butt, since a lot of the stuff here is from Slam Dunk] Shouji shouts for him to quickly shut up and don’t use that kind of vulgar way to tease him.

Tonomura says the last one is the manager who’ll say something. Yuki bows and says that she is always under everyone’s care and thank you very much, everyone. Someone shouts that it is so quick and short. Yuki thinks no..even if she has to say something, she still has a pile of stuff that she wants to say..

Himiko mutters to Abe and they are all smiling. Then, they call out to Yuki. Abe and Himiko holds a Ryuhoku uniform number 3 and says that the entire basketball members want to give this to her. Holding the uniform, Yuki asks, number 3?
Amamiya says that everyone raised the money to have it custom made. Abe says that even if the numbering starts at number 4 in high school, but because Ryuhoku has a big sis boss so, she is Shohoku’s number 3 member.

Wearing winter clothes, Shouji, Amamiya and Abe tell Yuki okay, go ahead with that heartless violent snow [response] for they have already anticipated that she’ll do that ‘useless declaration’ when she got the whistle before. To their surprise, Yuki says that her intention to get in the basketball club is not at all worth being proud of.

Recalling the time when Shou said that actually, she doesn’t want the captain [/Kido] to retire and Yuki exclaimed what about it. “—but, right now, I feel that it is really great that I’ve come here.” Yuki thinks that she couldn’t say ‘gambatte’ because everyday, being in a place so close to everyone and keep watch of everyone, who is striving hard as they struggle. [<- probably couldn’t say it because it is goodbye to all of that]
Yuki says, “For me, the time that had passed here, along with the memories with everyone, *covers face with the uniform* and the Ryuhoku basketball club are all my treasures.” Himiko is teary-eyed. The guys are moved and Shou looks surprised. Yuki looks up to them and slightly smiles. She says, “No matter where I go, I’ll always cheer everyone on.”

Soon, Yuki leans at the stage side of the gym when someone calls out if she isn’t going back. Shou says that everyone is making a ruckus while talking about where to hold the farewell party.

Yuki thinks that this is bad and it would be good if she wasn’t lost in thought and immediately went home. Looking away, Yuki says that she won’t go and if he wants to go, he should hurry.. He asks if she cried. She denies it. He says that her nose is a bit red. She says that it isn’t.
To her surprise, Shou sits up on the stage and says that she’s retired. She says yes. He comments that it is really quiet. Thinking that this is so awkward, she says ya. Shou says by the way, it is about one year ago when he confessed to her in this place. She says is that so.

Shou says yes, and her face had become very red like an octopus. Yuki tells him that she already remember it so don’t say it anymore. Shou says that he decided to become the team captain. “Even if I don’t know whether or not, I can [do it], but for now, I’ll try it out. This is senpai’s treasure so how can I possibly give it to someone else.”

Wondering what to do for she’s really quite happy, Yuki blushes and says ya. He says, yes, there is also something else. Puzzled Yuki asks what is it. He says to forget it. Yuki insists that he tell her since he mentioned it, and he ought to finish what he is saying.
To her surprise, Shou suddenly jumps down the stage. He bows to her and says, “Manager Machida, thank you very much for these past two years.” Yuki is stunned as Shou looks a bit embarrassed. Then, it seems that Shou is bending too low that he slipped and fell over Yuki. Offt!?

Hugging her, Shou says that is super embarrassing. “Not only is it super embarrassing, it is also super lonely. ..I will properly do my best and senpai will also cheer on, right.” This moved Yuki to tears. She thinks, I..I..

Shou continues to say, “..it..is really great that I was able to meet Yuki-senpai in this place.” Shou looks at Yuki who is already sobbing. Yuki wipes her tears on her sleeve and says that she..also think of that a bit.. Shou pulls her hand away from her face. He kisses her. Then, he complains that her tears are salty.
Narration: “Along with non-stop advance of time and things that will eventually end, we also constantly change. But, from now on, I can still be at his side. I can attentively watch him and he can still let me attentively watch him. We are together. Gambatte, Naruse.” While walking home, Shou asks if starting from December she’ll be going to cram school.

Yuki says yes, and she had found a good one. He asks if there is meaning in taking extra lessons. She says there is. He asks again if there is no meaning, right, and don’t go. Irked Yuki shouts that he’s annoying to death. He suddenly grabs her hand and says that it is because it seems that there will be many guys [there]. Noticing that he is tightly holding her hand, Yuki mutters, ah..about that..

Shou says that’s right, speaking of guys, because she smiled in front of other guys again, the compensation kiss will be prolong for 60 seconds. “60 + 60 altogether is one minute and a half.” Yuki asks how is he counting that when it is two minutes. Swinging Yuki’s hand, Shou says, then, two minutes it is. This surprises Yuki. [<- he most likely fooled her into saying 2 minutes =P]
Comment: So, this ends Yuki’s stint as a manager of a basketball club. It is a job well done for her. It is good that Shou has finally taken up the baton to keep up what she did for the team. Whether he and the new team can still progress and everything else like what Yuki wanted, what matters is that through the basketball club, Shou and Yuki met. And from that, this is how things reached up to this point ^^

Also, it is nice that everyone is very appreciative of everything that Yuki did for the team that they gave her a uniform. It is nice that in the end, Yuki became honest with her feelings. I’m actually surprised that Shouji was actually the vice-captain. I was like, he was?! It must be a Slam Dunk reference to call him a gorilla. ^^; Anyway, good for him that finally, there is a girl who came to like him.

The last part between the two is nice. So, from here on, Yuki will be busy with cram school. Shou hinted on other guys so will that be the next problem later on? Aside from the other Ryuhoku guys, the other guy who might be in cram school is Kira.

I’m not sure if the mangaka will tackle that as a way to curb Shou’s jealousy especially since it will be more difficult to handle when Yuki goes to college. He won’t be able to keep an eye on her a lot like how he does now. So, let’s see if the mangaka will go through that or we’ll just assume that things will just go smoothly for them.

The other thing that wasn’t tackled yet is meeting each other’s family and well, with December, it will be Christmas soon so something nice might happen around that time. ^^ Hehe..2 minute kiss? ^^ Oh ya, I guess  revealing their relationship will probably be done during graduation. Scans by 红莲汉

Quote of the day:
A flower blooms in the spring, and dies in the fall. A tree wakes up in the spring, and sleeps in the fall. A life starts at the beginning, and dies at the end. In between is what makes it matter. ~ Amber Hope

107 comments:

  1. Thanks!!! A beautiful chapter!^-^

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  2. Once again, thank you for translating and writing the summary!
    Is this manga really going to go through Yuki's preparations before graduation and college?
    The current chapter gives the vibe that things are getting closer to an ending.

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    1. Thanks for reading, Apurva ^-^

      Not too sure..usually, in other manga, that is the boring part but this mangaka might just go through the 'important stuff' rather than the 'study/what do I want to study in college' dilemma.

      Indeed.

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    2. True that. This manga never really had too much 'stalling'. Every new situational hurdle is dealt with quickly.

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  3. Whoa! Finally, i've long seen the raws but i just can't understand it. Lot of thanks to you. I kinda wish it ends soon though. :p 'guess i'm getting impatient. Haha.

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    1. Thanks for reading ^-^

      Hehe, is that so.

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  4. Thanks for the summary, Kat!
    I couldn't wait for this one, lol. They're both so cute I can't stop smiling. Although I would like to see where they would both end up, along with the other characters after graduation but with each chapter I feel that its getting closer to the end. I don't want that it was too short! But I also don't want it dragged out either because then that would just ruin it. As for cram school, I wonder if they both get out at the same time or one is longer than the other. We'll see. The next chapter will be out in a week, though the chinese scans will take longer.

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    1. Thanks for reading, Brittany ^-^

      Indeed.

      Well, perhaps, something like not so fast nor too slow?

      I don't quite understand the part on cram school. Do you mean the dismissal? I think cram school usually ends at night. He'll probably wait for her. You know, to protect her/not let her walk home alone at night..something.

      Ya.

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    2. Yeah, I wonder if cram school would be just an hour or longer. That's what I meant.

      Also Kat, have you heard? They're trying to dub the Skip Beat anime for the official North America release. We've already reached 95,340. The goal is 155,000. For those who love skip beat and follow your blog, can you please spread the word? They might not know of it yet. Only 14 more days to go.

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    3. Oh I see. Maybe 1-3 hours?

      I have heard of it before on ANN news.

      Okay.

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    4. Really? Well, the Japanese scans are almost out for the next chapter. :)

      ANN news?

      Thanks. :)

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    5. Yup ^^

      It's Anime News Network's news. I browse it from time to time. Read that the other campaign failed and then a few days afterwards, iirc, SB campaign is up.

      No problem ^^

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  5. Thnx kat for the summary. Its a heart breaking farewell but a new beginning of lovelife of shouji...hahahahs.. atlast...!! What i want to see....when will they announce their relationship to the club... and when is yuki introduce naruse to her family. And lastly when is she going to his house...hahahahaha... naruse is really cute in this chapter... looks like he is captain naruse for now on. And the misozu captain is shizuka...wahhhh... looks like a fair battle will happen. I hope nxt game captain naruse can prove to everyone that he is suited and capable for the position and yuki can proudly sheer for naruse name in the court since she is no longer a manager....hehejejeje...

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    1. This manga never failed to move cry laugh and inspire. Kat i hope the 2 min kiss will happen in the christmas party. Im so xcited what will yuki gift to shou this time for he is the team captain right???... and i hope they will declare their relationship in the party. Since everyone has a lovelife. Hahahahaha...thnx kat again for the summary when will the 42 kat?

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    2. Thanks for reading, Diane ^-^

      Yup ^^ About their relationship, I'm guessing that it might be during graduation or if there is a Christmas party. The family, probably soon.

      Yup.

      Possible though I'm imagining it as some sort of pda like in front of a huge Christmas tree or something =P

      Indeed..what will the gift be..actually, not everyone has a love life. ^^;

      You're welcome.

      It will be out on the 5th in Japan. The Chinese scanlation seems to be a week or so after that.

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  6. Awwwwwwwn Gawd! I had that huge grin whle reading that. Talk about sweet. Graduation is a heartache but Yuki actually genuinely cared about the club.. so everything was bittersweet. It's like she will be back to normal student now which is weird. I get the feeling that when Shou said 'Manager Machida' that's when the dam broke loose haha. I wonder how they will keep their relationship going without basketball bringing them together.
    Do you know if the manga is going to stop soon?
    Thanks much Kat xoxo

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    1. Your right...heheh.. it will not be easy since they will.have separate activity.. yuki will start to cram school and shou even mention.that there be a lot of guys and i wonder how will naruse get jealous... so xcited. Hehejejeje...

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    2. Indeed, Crimson ^^

      That is the hard part and they'll be going through a new stage in their relationship.

      Not sure. The mangaka only mentioned that even if the retirement gives a feeling that it is the last chapter but it won't end that easily. So, I think there will be more but not sure how much more.

      You're welcome ^^

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  7. Awww...cute chapter..i love this manga..i am looking forward how the story takes place from here..as Yuki isn't the manager anymore and how will they manage their relation..they see each other everyday for a lenthy periord and now Yuki will be busy will prep for collage..Thanks Kat for the summary..

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    1. Yup, Nayeem ^^

      Thanks for reading ^-^

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  8. Thanks for the summary Kat.

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  9. I'm really glad that you finally update Namaikizakari. I always open your blog everyday, hehe. Both of them look very cute together, I wish I have a boyfriend like Naruse. xD Thank you, Kat.

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    1. Thanks for the support ^-^

      Yup and you're welcome ^-^

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  10. I have been waiting for this manga..... i am soooooooo happy it is finlly out... i am sad that yuki is retiring... idk what the author has in mind for the continuation of this manga... or will it end with yuki's graduation.... please tell me that's not the case.... anyway thank you soooo very much for translating this manga <3 <3 <3 love namaikizakari

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    1. Rima, I think it will end during her graduation but there will be other things before it happens.

      The chances of it continuing after she graduates is low but who knows ^^

      Thanks for reading ^-^

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  11. Tq Kat for the summary. I hope Machida and Naruse will stay forever together. I feel sad when he bowed to Senpai as she won't be the manager anymore.
    ~sara

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    1. Thanks for reading, sara ^-^

      Ya...and that was nice ^^

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  12. Salamat kat...tagal kong inabangan to....a very nice chapter ��

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  13. Thanks Kat, this time around I quite liked the chapter, though a bittersweet feeling was all over it.

    Hoping not to see some unneeded drama with other guys and Shou freaking out in jealousy, though I like him the way he is portrayed, I still have some yandere vibes when it comes to Yuki, and as seem in this chapter and some other, he has some kind of trust issues. Don't know what happened to him, but he seems really worried and doesn't look like he had confindence in himself to be feel secure enough that he'd trust Yuki won't fall for anyone that easy.

    I don't, maybe I'm just overthinking, but I do know that I don't need or want to see that kind of thing here, lol. It'd be nice if this end with Yuki' graduation ceremony and then timeskip and show how their lives are and cliched stuff like this. One of the reasons I like Namaiki so much is 'cause though it has all over used tropes, it's still able to come as a refreshing read.

    Anyways, thanks Kat, you do real good work.

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    1. You're welcome, Fê ^-^

      Hm..you seem on to something. When you mentioned that, I wonder if it comes out just from his personality or has something to do with his ex. Though, I'm not too sure if the mangaka would go through that kind of drama to prolong the series.

      And as you mentioned, you don't want that to happen. I'm thinking of that kind of scenario for the ending.

      =)

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    2. You really think so? It just came on to me 'cause I was reading the spanish scans - they're way ahead of the english ones - and then, it hit me. Though he's very persistent and irritant, I guess the title is something like that, isn't? Shou always demonstrated some kind of insecurity, not because he doesn't trust Yuki, more like he doesn't see himself as enough/sufficient - sorry, lost the words right now, lol.

      Yea, maybe that's something to do with his ex, or maybe family members, I found it strange not to show his sister's face when the mangaka shows almost everyone's.

      Well, like I said, don't want it to go that way, but I guess personal issues are better than love rival's drama and w/e. Imo at least, lol.

      It'd be one hell of cliche ending, right? But I wouldn't mind, lol.

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    3. Hm..feeling not sufficient..is it because he's younger? Actually, it can be thought of as some reason or well, maybe it is just his personality. There are overly jealous type, right?

      As for the sister, I think that might be reserved for later on. Hehe..hopefully not some misunderstanding like Yuki thinking that the sister is Shou's ex/lover-type of thing. ^^;

      True..in a way, love rival drama are usually used to progress the plot/relationship of the main couple. If there is more to it and it isn't a love triangle, it can get annoying.

      Yup.

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    4. I don't know the expression, it skips my mind everytime I try to think about it, but I guess it is more to insecurity. I don't think one year gap is much to feel insecure, at least, it was never an issue in my rl experience, don't if in Japan it is. Yea, but it's this kinda jealousy that it strikes me like there's more to it, but you and I both know that I tend to overanalyze simple things, lol.

      Maybe it's just, and I wouldn't like this kinda misunderstanding. I know for the looks his sister must be some smokin' hot girl and Yuki seeing them together would trigger all things, specially 'cause like me, Yuki overthink every single thing, lol. And that misunderstanding would lead to a breach for Shizuka or any new love rival to appear again, don't want that.

      If the drama comes from their own mishaps, like personal issues like Yuki's shell, Shou's possibility of having trust issues, I find it to be much more likeable and interesting than love triangles affair just to spice things up. I'm currently reading two series that, atm, are very good and deals with all troubles without turning to love rivals to spice or make drama. It's quite refreshin, lol.

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    5. Well, if age is an issue, it will also probably depend on the person. I mean, if the guy is shy type or otherwise =P Lol..true.

      Indeed. And, it's actually too cliche.

      Wasn't Yuki's shell already dealt with? This chapter seems to emphasize the huge change from the past Yuki with that 'gift scene'.

      I see ^^ For me, I guess I'm okay with it as long as it isn't too obvious = forcing a love triangle just for the main couple to move on/couple in a stalemate.

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    6. Yea, you're right. Though Shou doesn't strike me like that, others chars. had/have this insecurity - for a guy/loser like me thing.

      It may not look like, but I actually am not againt love rivals or even love triangle, I just hate when it's not done well or it makes look like the mc and fmc fickle. I quite liked the way Tayou no Ie played this, there are other series that played well, but my mind is coming to an end after almost four days of no sleep, lol.

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    7. How's this scenario. Insecure/easy jealous because unlike the other girls before, he was the one actively pursuing her. Unlike him, he is Yuki's first suitor so what if there are other guys who are better than him or more persistent than him. I think he mentioned the latter one before.

      And, Yuki's original ideal type is Kido who is his more or less exact opposite. So, if Yuki starts to show her 'cute' side, there is that fear that some other guys will start courting her even if she has a boyfriend. What if she falls for them like how she did with him? Something like that.

      Ya, I get what you mean. It is basically how it is done.

      Oh..get some sleep when you can/able. Hopefully, it isn't because of pain or anything? Take care~

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    8. That is a very good scenario, though it's really related to age gap. I couldn't put in any better words than that, and I think it's a pretty accurate description of him. And yes, he mentioned before and is always possessive of Yuki, specially her cute side.

      Not sure of Yuki's ideal type, though. True, they're pollar opposites, but I don't know, I guess I see it more like a light crush from an immature girl to a like and possible love from a growing girl. Not sure what that means, lol.

      If the manga extends after the graduation ceremony, I'd like to see these points worked on.

      I try to rest/sleep as much as possible, but I don't what's worse, stress or pain from my health issues and work related thing. Guess both of them make one big mess of me, lol.

      Appreciate the concern though, thanks.

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    9. Lol...well, I said ideal type because after everything with her siblings, she would want a 'mature older responsible,etc' guy. Of course, at that point, it is a light crush.

      And, don't most romance usually start from a crush? It is possible love, etc after more interactions and hopefully, reciprocated. ^^ Yuki didn't 'act it out'/confess to Kido so it died there. If she did, do you think they might end up together especially if the girlfriend isn't around yet?

      I see. Already back to work huh? Well, once again, take care of yourself.

      =)

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    10. Oh, I completely agree, though I don't remember happening to me, I did se love blosom from pure friendship where none of the both parties seemed to have any romantic interest in one and another. Pretty unexpected tbh, lol.

      Seeing how Yuki 'gave in' to Shou, I don't know if it'd worked well with her senpai, but I do see them going out for a period. After all, it's up to the couple to make it work and I can't really tell if he'd be able to get the 'real' Yuki, like Shou is doing. I mean, she's almost two people in one, maybe more, lol. But I think everyone is like that, has a side completely hidden and don't want anyone finding out. I'm sure am one, though I don't really hide or anything, it's more like people don't want to see, lol.

      Not quite, it's more bureacracy from work related issues. I'm civil servant and I don't have any other health insurance then the public one, which sucks real hard, so I'm always struggling like mad to get my medical exams right, to get the hospital to book my surgery - they already postponed two times - and all hell that comes from a really bad public system from a really bad government. Though I'm a civil servant, never I did support this governments and thoses godda** politicians that are making everything worse than already were... Sorry for the rant, lol.

      Moving on, have you seen the latest Shingeki?

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    11. True..that happens.

      Indeed. In a way, those who know us a lot and whom we spent time more will most likely see our various sides ^^ Given that point, based on what you're saying about Yuki and Shou, I guess they make a more interesting story/chemistry rather than Yuki and Kido =P

      Lol..I see. That must be quite a predicament. Though in my country, we also have a bad government. Well, it is always criticized as a 'student council' government and in a few months, it is finally over. Hopefully, the next one is better though the choices aren't that good. ^^;

      Just read it. Someone is going to die soon. Too bad that he won't see his dream come true. But then, will that serum from Kenny still come into play? Even if that is their plan, I really wonder if Levi can really take down the ape titan. ^^;

      In this case, I know you won't like it but it would be better for their survival that Reiner has an amnesia and fight it off against colossal. Of course, if that happens, Eren ends up once again, useless. ^^;;

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    12. I guess to truly love someone you must be able to accept all of the person, bad sides, weird sides, good sides, cute sides etc - though if the bad is like, sociopath, cheating bastard, abusive jerk you must not accept it, lol - so, in this way, like I said, Yuki accepted Shou's cheekyness and jealousy, and him accepted her 'fearful' side, making her grow out of it. Then, helping one to mature is one rare kind of love I don't see very often, so I don't even know what I'm talkin' about anymore, lol.

      Bad government seems to run deep in this crazy world of ours, I don't think I've seen one that always remotely good, only those that are not too bad.

      Yea, got that feelin' too. Funny to see that our conversation 'bout Erwin coming true in the manga, I almost felt like a seer, lol. Now, I don't remember if the serum is with Levi or him, and don't think Levi can't take the beast titan all alone in human form.

      Yea, that too made me feel like I've already seen that movie before, if Reiner doesn't turn against Berthold, I'll be surprised and can't even think how they're gonna survive even if Armin come up with something.

      Don't mind Eren, my potato girl had like, two momentos to shine, one of it was her introduction, the rest of the series she's been trolled all over, Eren is good compared to that, lol.

      Hanges better not be dead, though.

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    13. Lol..and indeed, ideally, it is like that. And it should be like that ^^

      Ya. We had a joke about it, too. God gave us a beautiful country, people, etc so the other countries complain about it being unfair. God said, wait until you see the politicians they'll have =P

      Yup ^^ If he survives, his luck must be really high.

      Ya..but with the serum, it is also risky for they might become uncontrollable. I read someone mentioning that the injected titan must first 'eat' someone who has its humanity intact. Like, Eren eating his father or Ymir eating that titan.

      Still..do they know of the beast titan before? It seems that they are very confident that Levi can do it when it is the first time they're facing it.

      Ya..and a couple of them are slightly injured.

      Lol..true.

      Well, in most manga, if there is no corpse, that person/people might still be alive ^^

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    14. Ya, and I'd say it's shame that's ideally, but if love were to be found at any corner, I doubt it'd be any good, right? That's irony, alright.

      And that's a mean joke, I mean, it's too real to be taken as a joke, lol.

      You know, that's a good theory, we have too little info on that, I mean, of all the known titans, we have two that certainly had to eat other 'intelligent' titan to have a mind of it's own. My doubt is, if that were to be true, than why Eren 'lost' it back then? Were it 'cause it was his first/second transformation or the mangaka didn't think of yet at the time?

      I guess they don't know, but can affirm that it has the same pattern as the human titans - after all, they're seeing with their own eyes what the beast it's been doing, right? Ordering other titans, one is his mule, for god's sake! lol.

      Ya, and seeing Hange was kinda pop among the fans, I don't think the author'd kill her off like that, I'm hopeful, lol.

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    15. Indeed, those who 'play hard to get' tend to be worth getting =P

      Ya..

      I think in the first transformation, it is really instinctive so he ate his father. The second one isn't 'fully controlled' but it stuck to Eren's thought at that time, 'kill all titans' so he was killing titans and not eating people.

      Ya..it is confirmed that it has intelligence but..do they already have a weapon against crystallization? I mean, I would think his skin is much tougher to cut through or he has some other 'trump' powers. ^^; And when a titan has those unknown powers, it is usually too late for the humans to counter against it.

      Hm..perhaps, it isn't too hopeless if Eren can still use his 'titan control' power thing. Forgot what it is called. ^^;;

      I'm also thinking of the prologue..it seems to be of importance like why was Eren crying. Why he is surprised that Mikasa's hair is long? Then that 845. Something about a dream. Is everything a dream?

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  14. A new chapter of Kanojo wa Uso wo Aishisugiteru please ...
    http://www.77mh.com/201603/331015.html

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      I can probably get it done by next week.

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  15. That was an awesome chapter... it might be yuki's retirement from being a manager but it's the beginning of being a girlfriend to shou though she would still be busy with her studies. Thanks so much Kat!!! Can't wait for the next one.... (",) ~G~

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  16. I absolutley love this! Thank u!
    When will chapter 42 be out? :)

    Love from sweden!

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    1. You're welcome, Amanda ^-^

      It will be out in Japan on April 5th. My summary is based on the Chinese scanlation which usually comes out a week or so after the official release.

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    2. Ahhhhh.. kat how can we purchase o buy comics???...is it availbe in philippines kat?? Hmmmmmm... as i observer namaizikari release chapter 2 tyms a month. Hehehehe... just like akatsuki no yona.

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    3. Yes, Diane. It is on the same magazine as AnY.

      Ah..any Japanese bookstore in the Philippines? If we are talking about the Japanese ones. Of course, it won't be cheap since there will be an expensive shipping fee.

      Comic Alley used to sell Chinese ones but I think they no longer sell them. Those are from HK. Perhaps, if you know someone going to HK, Taiwan or Singapore..you can buy them from Japanese bookstores there.

      Honestly, I'm not too sure if it is profitable for them to sell manga here in a different language other than English/Filipino. It was a long time ago when I thought that perhaps, Filipinos would rather watch anime rather than read manga. ^^; Of course, I don't know if that is still true today.

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    4. Hahahahaha... you are not filipino kat???.. some of ur reader seem to use tagalog language though. Hehehehehe... really???... i check on the department store there is a magazine... its CHEESE the name of the magazine,,, thus it has namaizikari??? Thus that mag feature namai??? Last game... ookami no hnayome and akatsuki no yoona???

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    5. Hm..I am Filipino through citizenship, I'm born in the Philippines and I also live here. Though for some, perhaps I'm not due to the decent/race. ^^;;

      No. Cheese runs kanojo wa uso wo aishisugiteru, From 5 to 9, etc. [http://cheese.shogakukan.co.jp/]

      The magazine that runs Namai, Skip Beat, Akatsuki no Yona, etc is Hana to Yume.
      [http://www.hanayume.com/hanayume/now.html]

      The magazine that runs Last Game, OnH, etc is Lala.
      [http://www.hakusensha.co.jp/lala/mag_lala/now.html]

      Hope that helps ^^

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  17. Hey Kat thanks for your hardwork I really appreciate the summaries that you upload since the people don't give it in eng pl upload 42 ASAP .

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    1. Thanks for reading, Anjali ^-^

      Ya, when the Chinese scanlation is up ^^

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  18. Oh by the way I am form India !!!

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  19. Hi Kat! Thanks for the detailed summary and narration per chapter <3

    I came across a new update about the manga found in this link. But I don't understand the dialogue. LOL
    http://www.seemh.com/comic/11103/160862.html#p=2

    Is it possible if you can provide a summary and narration of it as well? :)

    Thanks so much, as always, for your hard work. <3

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    1. Thanks for reading, Ara ^-^

      Ah..that is already summarized a long time ago. ^^;
      Here: http://tatsukida.blogspot.com/2015/01/namaikizakari-one-shot-story.html

      You're welcome ^-^

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    2. Awh thanks so much! I'm no longer restless! Haha. :P

      BTW, would you know which chapter I could find 1:39 in this video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FgJEn1FBUPw?


      As always, thanks so much. <3

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    3. You're welcome ^-^

      Is it the one when he is unzipping her jacket = beach scene?
      It is another side story here:
      http://tatsukida.blogspot.com/2014/12/namaikizakari-side-story.html

      =)

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    4. Awh thanks so much! Yes, that's the one. You're the best! :))

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    5. You're welcome and thanks for the comment ^-^

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  20. Hey, I heard that Chapter 42 is already out. I am looking forward to your summary again! <3

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    1. Yup..still waiting for the Chinese scanlation, Ara ^^

      Thanks for the support~

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  21. Kat i read ur list of manga you already finished read. But why is that i cant read its summary???... i noticed that the manga title kuro hakushaku wa hoshi o medru is in there but cant read summary!!... why is that kat???... plz let me read the summary....huhuhuh.. i really really like that manga...plz kat... 😭😭😭😭

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    1. Diane, those are what I read..but not all are summarized.

      About that series, I only read a few chapters when it was just a short series. I no longer read the recent chapters. I didn't find it interesting.

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    2. Hehehehehe... i thoughT you already finished all chapter. hmmmmmmm... so that manga is not finish yet in japan kat???...

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    3. Nope. It is still running.

      It supposedly stopped in one/few chapters and there was none so I thought it was the end. It continued again after some time. I didn't get a chance to revise the list. ^^;; Sorry for the misunderstanding.

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  22. Hehehehe... its ok kat...im so xcited for chpter 42 of namai...hahahaha

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  23. Thanks Kat! Filipino ka pala! How old are you? hehe :D

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    1. You're welcome, Elisa ^-^

      Yup.

      Hehe..already old. 40.

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    2. O my God, I was expecting you're only 19 or 20's hehehe. Anyways I would like you to know that I'm thankful that you are always there to summarize and translate my favorite Manga Namaikizakari. Thank you ate Kat! :D

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  24. whhhhooooaaaa!!!!! really great chapter although there some pages a bit lonely but there's a lot of pages are great...... cant stop crying, cant stop shouting lovey lovey vo hehehehehehhe :P ^^) n_n But I'm curious is this the end or it would be continued?????? WELL whatever THANKS THKS :}

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    1. Yup.

      For now it is being continued ^^

      You're welcome ^-^

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  25. FINALLY!!!!!YUKI MACHIDA SMILE ...great chapter and thanks to the blogger helps a lot :)

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    1. Yup, Alliana ^^

      Thanks for reading ^-^

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    2. When will the next chapter able to release!!???

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    3. It is already out in Japan. I'm still waiting for the Chinese scanlation for the summary.

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    4. Thanks for the info!!!^-^ by the way are u a filipino!!??

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    5. You're welcome ^-^

      Yes.

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  26. nice chapter......it is really i nice ending

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  27. Is there any news on when the next chapter will be out I'm way to excited to wait.

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    1. Lisa, the Chinese scanlation isn't out yet.

      My estimate is perhaps, within the week.

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  28. Hey Kat it's been long what's the news ? When will #42 be out? Sorry to bother you but I saw u replied to me earlier , it's really sweet how u take time to reply to all of us . Furthermore I want to know when" kurosaki kun linari in nante naranai " next ch will be out . If it's not a trouble can u search n give translations for " Konya kimi ni ai iku " I read this till Ch 7 no more eng translations after that I don't even know if there is next ch should be since the story just started . Can u check it out please ? So sorry for the trouble , and thank u so much for all ur hard work and efforts . Thanks again ��
    Love from India ♥️♥️♥️

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    1. It is already out, Anjali and I'm currently working on it.

      Kurosaki will depend on the Chinese scanlation. They're no longer updating as quickly as before :(

      That is a very old series. After checking it in Chinese, there is actually only one chapter left. Strange that the English scanlation didn't finish it. Unfortunately, I don't have time to do it. Ah...I can give you the Chinese scanlations.
      http://www.jmydm.com/comicdir/160777/#p=61&s=1
      I think you can guess what happened based on the pictures.

      Thanks for the comment ^-^

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  29. hey kat namaikizakari chapter 42 already out, I just read it in facebook namaikizakari but in chinese translation when you share the english summary? after I found and read this chapter 42 make me excited! naruse become new captain and with Yuki I think, their lovey dovey has begin after Yuki retire, thank you so much if you can read and reply my comment ^-^ love from Indonesia

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    1. candra, hopefully, I can finish it by tomorrow night.

      Ya..

      =)

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    2. Oh gush. I am so excited! Cannot wait! <3 <3 <3

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    3. I keep on revisiting your blog just to check if you already have published an update :P Thanks so much in advance! :)

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    4. Ara, I managed to finish it tonight without the pictures though.

      Thanks for the wait ^^

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  30. Final comments by the two of them: he always gets her just where he wants her - 2 minute kiss.

    Reading above comments, trust issues might be there. Broken home of some kind? Doesn't matter. As long as the story stays good and doesn't degenerate, I'll keep reading. :)

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