April 27, 2016

Last Game [Chapter 54]


Flashback: Pointing at her, young Yanagi exclaimed, “You’re just a transfer student who’s quite arrogant!” In high school, Yanagi said, “As expected you plan on still not having friends when you go into high school, right?” There’s a scene of Yanagi holding Kujou’s hand while in the car. End flashback.

Narration: “Thinking back, your figure exists in a huge part of my memories. Hey, Yanagi. Right now, there is something that I want to convey to you.” Kujou is rushing out of the club room when Souma calls out to her.

Holding her things, Souma shouts that she left something. Fujimoto tells her to go and carefully look for Yanagi in front of the security check. After getting her bag and coat, Kujou thanks them. The two smile.
While running, Kujou thinks that she is always very slow-witted. “I always feel timid towards the feelings that I have. It is always like this. Waiting until the time it is almost gone when I’ll notice the important thing at my side. At that time.. *scene of Yanagi calling out to her* And also that time.. *scene of Yanagi who seems to be surprised*...

...Yanagi would always come to my side so this time around, let me..let me take the initiative to go to his side.” At Narita airport, Yanagi looks behind him. His father calls out to him and asks what’s up. Yanagi says that it is nothing. “Nothing is up and it is just my imagination.” Holding out his cellphone, he says that he’ll go and buy some battery charger so his father can go to the waiting area to wait for him there. His father says okay.
Kujou has arrived at the airport and starts to look around for Yanagi. Narration: “—it doesn’t matter even if you already have someone you like. It is also alright even if I’m rejected. *notices Yanagi’s figure walking ahead of her* Even if I’ll cry and even if I’ll get hurt, even if it is like that, I’ll also want to tell you that I like you.”

Kujou calls out, “—Yanagi!” Yanagi turns around and looks surprised. Kujou goes to him and catches her breath. Yanagi calls out to her and asks how come.. Kujou drops everything and holds on to Yanagi. She says, “I like you.” Surprised Yanagi says, “-huh..”

Kujou says, “Ah, I made a mistake about the sequence. It isn’t like that. *Yanagie goes huh!?* About that, I totally didn’t know that you are going to study abroad in United States. Ah, but for me to say that, I’m not rebuking you. That is your life and basically you should decide it on your own...
...I should say, actually, it is just that because you didn’t tell me so I got a shock. *Yanagi asks huh* Also, I finally understand why you are quite angry when I told you that I wanted to be an accountant. *Yanagi asks huh* Ah, of course, I won’t say something like I beg you not to leave-type of words...

...From the bottom of my heart, I also really hope that you can strive hard and do your best. *flustered* ..but, just thinking that it is possible that I won’t be able to see you again, I’ve become worried and scared that I couldn’t sit still--..” Gesturing with his fingers, Yanagi tells her, “Wait..wait a moment, about that, I’m just going there for two weeks then I’ll come back, okay?” It is Kujou’s turn to go ‘huh?’
Yanagi explains that it is because in going to study abroad, one has to handle the procedures regarding the application. “Afterwards, there is still half a year of preparation time, and that’s when I can go abroad. This time, it is just going to understand the situation [/checking out things] in advance. *scratches head* Even if from the start, I was also very anxious. It is because my dad suddenly said that we’ll go right now--”

Kujou says but, but Souma he..he said.. Yanagi says Souma? “Ah- It is because while I was talking with him on the way, my phone suddenly went dead.” [<- no battery charge] Kujou is surprised by that. Souma sneezes. [<- he is being talked about]

Looking aghast and stunned, Kujou mutters so he’s saying that it is only because of some strange mistake that she ran all the way here.. Yanagi says, “By the way, about that, perhaps it is just my imagination or maybe..no, no, I think I have probably heard it wrong. But just now, Kujou, you..”
Kujou looks at him and says, “—I like you. *Yanagi looks surprised* I like Yanagi.” Yanagi’s eyes widen. Narration: “--Ten years ago, a girl, who’ll make my life a complete mess, suddenly appeared in front of me. Because she puts me in a bad mood, because I hate her to death, I want her to turn around and notice my existence. Always, always, always.”

Kujou is surprised to see Yanagi crying. He mutters, “..why..why are you always like this..” Kujou says, “Huh. Huh. You’re so averse [about it] that you’re crying? This is quite a shock.”

Yanagi exclaims that he isn’t crying. “I! Basically plan to wait until I come back when I’ll take the initiative to confess to you by saying I like you!” Surprised Kujou says, “Wait, but the one you like is..” Yanagi says, “It is you.”
Kujou looks surprised. She says, “Huh. You told me that she is cuter than anyone else and if it isn’t that person, it won’t do at all, right?” Yanagi says, “The one I’m talking about is you. *Kujou looks surprised*...

...In my eyes, you are cuter than anyone else. Except for you, anyone else won’t do. Ten years ago, starting from the first time that I’ve met you, I always.. (--That’s right. For 10 years. *Young Yanagi holding out his hand to call out to young Kujou who is busy reading* Always, always, always)...

…*holds both of Kujou’s hands* ...Always, I’ve always like you. *slightly touches her face* ..go steady with me, Kujou.” Pause. No reaction. Gloomy mood. Yanagi says, “Wait a moment, how come you’re not saying anything.”
Snapping out of it, Kujou apologizes and says that it is because she is harboring the awareness of being rejected so actually, this really surpassed her anticipation that her brain won’t respond.

Aghast Yanagi shouts, “You•this•girl ah ah ah ah! How many plans of wanting to confuse [/upset] me do you have!” Kujou asks, “Yanagi, do you like me?” This surprises him. He blushes and mutters that for her to ask one more time makes him embarrassed. “..I, Didn’t I just say it just now?” Kujou asks if that is for real and he isn’t deceiving her.

Yanagi says, “So..so I’ve said..” Kujou says that if she doesn’t ask one more time, she won’t dare believe it a bit. “Is it true? Really? Really?” Blushing really red, Yanagi shouts, “Ah- It’s true- I’ve said that I like you. Do you have any objections? You id—iot!!”
Kujou smiles and says that she’s so happy. To his surprise, Kujou hugs him. He closes his eyes and hugs her back. Narration: “—ah ah, I finally have you in my embrace.” Then, Kujou thinks that it is because she is so moved for a moment that she threw herself into his embrace but she almost wants him to let go of her [now]..

Yanagi calls out to her. She asks, yes? He asks, “Can I kiss you?” <- in everything, plans to ask her consent. Looking surprised, Kujou backs away and says, “Huh..” Yanagi is shocked that he asks what’s with that reaction. Blushing really red, Kujou says, “..so, it is like this. Talking about a so-called going steady is doing that kind of thing right.” Yanagi is shocked to see Kujou’s face really red.

Kujou asks him what’s up and what is he crying for. Covering his face, Yanagi weeps that it wasn’t easy to reach this point. He mutters, “No, I’m just suddenly.. I felt that reaching this point has been really quite long..” Looking away, Kujou shyly says, “But, that..” Yanagi asks if she doesn’t want to. Kujou says that it isn’t that she doesn’t want to.
Yanagi holds her face that she says wait, wait, first, wait a moment. He says that he couldn’t wait and he couldn’t help it anymore. She continues to tell him to wait.. He tells her to close her eyes. Surprised Kujou did as told. Yanagi kisses. Kujou looks at him then they kiss again [or she kisses him back]. Blushing Kujou says, let me say, you.. Blushing Yanagi chuckles.

To Kujou’s shock, Yanagi happily carries her up and exclaims, “It’s so awesome--!!” As he swings her around, Kujou is becoming embarrassed over the people looking at them. She tells him to wait a minute. But, upon seeing his happy smile, Kujou also smiles. Then, Yanagi’s father is laughing as he says that it’s really great to be young.

With a bandage on his head, Yanagi goes into shock for he had totally forgotten about him. <- because Yanagi is swinging her around too much that in the end, he got karate chopped on the head by Kujou. Kujou says that he is also here. Yanagi’s father apologizes for interrupting them but it is almost time to board the plane. “Ah, it’s alright, Naoto. Papa didn’t see it. Yes, it is because I have just returned here. Yes. That’s right.”
Shocked Yanagi believes that his father is lying. Kujou greets Yanagi’s father. Yanagi’s father greets her and says that he’ll leave his son to her. Covering his face, Yanagi thinks that he’ll definitely be teased throughout his life..! “They will absolutely use it during the wedding speech as gossip..!” <- impatient.

Kujou calls out to teary-eyed Yanagi and says, “Bon Voyage, Yanagi.” He looks at her that she asks what’s up with him. Yanagi says that even though..even though it is quite good that Kujou took the initiative to confess.. “It’s nothing.. I always felt this way.. How can I say it. I have this ‘impossible to get rid of feeling’ that it is like I’ve won the match but I have lost the contest...”

Puzzled Kujou asks what he is talking about. He says, “Forget it. *points at Kujou* When I come back, you better get ready [be conscious of it].” Kujou asks what he is referring to and quickly go already. Meanwhile, to Ryouko’s !?, her mother squeals in delight-♡♡. “Nicely done, Nao-chan-!!” <- Papa actually took a picture and sent it to mama.
Comment: And, aren’t you curious which part of that the father took a picture of? Was it the kiss? And so, finally, due to a misunderstanding and fear of losing Yanagi all of a sudden, Kujou has confessed, explained and confessed again.

It is quite ironic that it is thanks to a misunderstanding that they finally got together after all the misunderstandings that caused them to be apart. ^^; Well, ‘misunderstanding’, you did a good job in redeeming yourself =P

As some Chinese readers mention, it is rare to see the lead guy crying over a confession. Thankfully, before Kujou misunderstands again, Yanagi clarified his feelings to her and confessed too. And, he followed it up with asking that they going steady and then, a kiss. Nice job ^^ Hit the iron while it is hot.

Since his father has some sadistic tendencies, that picture might indeed be shown on the wedding. We don’t know how long he has been there watching the two. Anyway, Yanagi is really thinking way ahead to think of the wedding when they just got together =P

It should be noted that for this climax, we didn’t just get one confession line from the two, and there are also two kisses as reward for the long wait ^^ So, what could Yanagi be planning when he gets back? Lots of lovey-dovey? Since he isn’t leaving yet, will Kujou also follow him abroad? Scans by 红莲汉

Quote of the day:
Never let go of hope. One day you will see that it all has finally come together. What you have always wished for has finally come to be. You will look back and laugh at what has passed and you will ask yourself... 'How did I get through all of that?’ ~ Author Unknown

76 comments:

  1. Wow, such a wonderful chapter. The long-awaited confessions occurred in a way that suited both of them and this "last game" perfectly. As you mentioned, it seems like the mangaka made a great effort to reward the readers for such a long wait, especially with the multiple kisses. I had expected at least a chapter of separation between the confession and any kisses. Now that both have already happened, I'm hoping for either a proposal or a time-skip wedding (similar to Kaichou) in the final chapter. It would be great if Kujou finds a way to accompany Yanagi to America, especially since she mentioned her desire to be an accountant again in this chapter, which could be an available position at the same business Yanagi will be working for. If the remaining chapters are satisfying, I'll probably consider this among my favorite shoujo. It's been very consistent and surprisingly avoided outstaying its welcome.

    Thanks for the summary, Kat!

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    1. Yup, Redford ^-^

      That's right. I think the two will be working in the same business/family business.

      If not, there can always be a side story for the wedding =P But there should be one since it is mentioned here.

      Ya, and thanks for reading ^-^

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    2. I WAITED YEARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRS SINCE THE ONESHOTSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

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    3. Is that so, binan123 ^^

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  2. Thanks for the summary, Kat! :) Finally, after many misunderstandings and awkwardness, they're together. :)

    I hope there will be an epilogue where they have kids. :)


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    1. Thanks for reading ^-^

      Yup ^^

      Hehe, if there is, I would imagine a reverse..girl having Yanagi's personality and boy having Kujou's personality =P

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  3. OMG! Thank you Yhank you Thank you Thank you
    Amazing finally aaah :'(
    When I saw the pics only I thought his dad would say that he isn't taking him to America and that it was just a plan to get them together ��
    Let's hope they somehow go together then...

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    1. You're welcome ^-^

      Yup ^^

      Is that so..apparently, it is coincidental or rather, deliberate on the mangaka's part.

      Ya.

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  4. Thank you so much for the summary, Ms. Kat. :)
    This is the most awesome chapter so far. I'm so happy ( ^∇^)

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  5. thank you for the summary kat i'm so happy the best chapter for me ��������

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  6. It was soooo cute, soo cute! I thought by seeing that kiss, I probably spoiled it, but no look at me grinning ear to ear... These two are perfect for each other! Perfect!
    Thank you for making my day!

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    1. Yup, Ajanta ^-^

      Glad to hear that ^^

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  7. The most happiest moment in reading spoil.

    Kujou smile make my heart melt!!

    thank you so much

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    1. =)

      You're welcome, Earlykind ^-^

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  8. Thank You so much for the summary. I had been waiting for this moment for a long time. I'm very happy!!

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  9. I can't stop smiling (and fangirling) as I read through the whole chapter. The best chapter indeed. Finally! I am so happy for Yanagi, all his efforts have been paid off. Yanagi deserves a standing ovation. *clap clap. Their relationship will then start with them being away for 2 weeks. Oh well, maybe the mangaka will just skip on these 2 weeks and will show us what will happen when Yanagi comes back.

    What will then be the reaction of Kujou's mom? Waaa. And for Yanagi's family, well, they so like Kujou so no problem on that side as well.

    Omg omg omg. I'm so hapy for them both. Waiting time for the next chapter again >.<

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    1. And also, this clears out my misunderstanding in the last chapter. Father-san did not intend to mess with their relationship. Going to States is only for a short time. We were all fooled. Hahahaha. Nice support there, Father-san. I think he had the most important role in the confession (and Souma as well). Lol ^^

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    2. Thanks for the summary, Kat. Love love <3

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    3. Yup, Quennie ^-^

      Hopefully so ^^

      I think her mom will also be happy. ^^

      That's right ^^ We were misled =P

      Thanks for reading ^-^

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  10. Thank you, thank you, Kat!!! Such a satisfying chapter! Gave me tears in my eyes, I didn't even realize the manga was impacting me that strongly that it would give me such an emotional response. But, good on Yanagi, I really feel happier for him than Kujou. Finally got what he hoped for so long. Which, on a tangent, makes me think I can only imagine the tears I will shed for Ren Tsuruga when the confession finally happens for him. <3 Thanks again for the summary, I now have a happy heart!! :) :)

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    1. You're welcome, squeaker ^-^

      Yup ^^

      Hehe..hopefully, it is as amazing as this one when it happens ^^

      Thanks for reading ^-^

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  11. thank you very much my friend for the summary, may i ask a question, is this literally a final chapter, or it isn't? i hope there's more to it, thanks again.. lols :P

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    1. Thanks for reading ^-^

      No, it isn't. From the cover page, it is written, three more chapters. I don't know if this chapter is counted in that or not.

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  12. i was totally crying with Yanagi when Kujou was confessing to him. hahaha

    Omedetto, Yanagi-kun!

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  13. I'm waiting for this!
    Really really, thankful. Thank you, kat!

    By the way, it's rare about yanagi to cry but because he got what he wantee after 10 years, it's good to shed a tears lol
    I'm happy for this a long waited kiss.
    I hope, many women will get a man like Yanagi Naoto :p

    Ai

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    1. You're welcome, Ai ^-^

      That's right ^^

      =)

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  14. So can we open the champagne now?
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    Congratulation Yanagi for winning the game! It's exactly as your plan, you make her confess and you leave her (literally, to US).
    I'm not surprise he thinks about marriage since he already did from long time ago.
    So the second kiss is Kujou's? Wow, she's really a fast learner, not long ago (in their time line, not ours) she's obvious when she accidentally kiss Yanagi (ch 8) or when Yanagi almost kiss her (ch 24).

    Thanks kat for the summary. Btw, in your screencap some text already in English, so is it mean eng scanlation is in progress? ch 53 is not even out yet, right?

    yukari

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    1. Yes, we can, yukari ^-^

      Yup ^^ Well, since it has been mentioned before and here, let's hope for a wedding scene ^^

      It seems so. ^^

      Thanks for reading ^-^

      No, that's mine. I usually put in English text on a major event in a series which is usually a confession ^^

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  15. I have waited for this moment for sooo long and I am not disappointed at all.
    Thank you, Kat!

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    1. Yup, we are all waiting ^^

      You're welcome, Lillith ^-^

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  16. Thank u very2 much for this i waited for this sooooooo long.. im very thankful for finding this amazing blog thank u very2 much... sooooo thank you very99 much99998

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

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  17. I knew Yanagi was going to cry! I wonder if the next chapter will be about the last game bet he made with Kujou in the beginning of the series when he proposed to her. Because the manga is entering its final arc, I've started rereading it. And man, I feel Yanagi's pain.

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    1. Is that so, Lidy ^^

      Hm..if there is a time skip, perhaps. Or maybe, as a cliffhanger to drive us crazy =P

      Indeed..finally..for him ^^

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  18. Namaikizakari [Chapter 43] is out yesterday I can't wait for reading the english version! KYAAAA

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  19. Finally!!!! I literally squelling by my self and clapping my hand when Kujou confessed. Thanks Kat =)

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  20. “Ah- It’s true- I’ve said that I like you. Do you have any objections? You id—iot!!” ( cuuute!!! gosh they both are adorable idiots!)
    He says that he couldn’t wait and he couldn’t help it anymore. ( we're right behind you- yanagi!)
    swoooooooooon!!!

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  21. F I N A L L Y

    And I hope it would be all lovey-dovey and so romantic. But this kind of plot suits them the best hahaha

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  22. Thanks for the summary kat! As for what yanagi said in the last page, i think he plans on proposing to kujou coz last game started with that and i think it will also end with that but not with the same outcome ofcourse..for kujou will accept it, i just hope we can see a glimpse of their future together like after how many years what would they become..


    But anyways, thanks for the summary and more powers to you! ����

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    1. Thanks for reading ^-^

      Is that so.

      Hopefully ^^

      =)

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  23. oh my gosh, Kat, thank you so much for the summary~!!!
    After waiting for 53 chapters for the confession, it's finally here! It's worth waiting!

    I wasn't surprised that Yanagi cried. Actually, I expected him to cry XD
    I think he'll propose. Because it's hinted in the beginning. I just hope there will be a wedding scene.

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    1. Thanks for reading, Riuette ^-^

      Yup ^^

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  24. yessssssss!!! finally! this is the only manga that made me shed tears im really sad its coming to an end.. T.T

    Yanagi lost time and time again but now he has finally won.. :)

    and those kissing scenes, oh wow i'll bet they will have a big happy famliy with many children! XP
    and Kat! thank you again for the summary thank you thank you thank you!

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    1. Is that so, ekulerudamuru ^^

      Yup, finally ^^

      Ya, and thanks for reading ^-^

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  25. gawwwdddddd finally it happened!!! feels like my heart will explode *squeals* kyaaaaaa~

    THANKS REALLY for translating this miss! ^^

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  26. Hi Kat! I miss you and your blog! Feels like its been a very long time, I've been busy studying and having exam (Last May 02) and now finally I was able to check again on your summary....this is very very nice, cute and nakakakilig! Thank you for your hard work :)

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    1. Hope you did well in your exam, roseb ^^

      Yup ^^

      Thanks for reading ^-^

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  27. Hi kat its xycire. Thanks for this. Is the next chapter available?

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    1. Thanks for reading, xycire ^-^

      The next chapter will be out on May 24th in Japan. Summary will depend on the Chinese scanlation's release.

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  28. Hi kat! Last game chapter 55 has been released in Chinese scanlation.

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    1. Ah..chapter 55 isn't out in Japan yet.

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  29. Waaaaah!! I couldn't contain my happiness that I had to squeal with delight. Hahaha My brothers thought I had gone crazy, smiling and shouting.

    Anyway, great chapter! After so long, Yanagi and Kujou are now together. <3 I am really happy for them. <3 This really made my day. Oh my goodness. It's sad that this manga will soon end but I am very happy that Yanagi finally got his wish. Awww. Can't wait for the next chapter.

    By the way, awesome summary as usual! Many thanks!! ������ You raaaaawk! 👍🏻

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    1. Hehe...

      Yup, geeiein ^^

      Thanks for reading and the comment ^-^

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  30. MUCHÍSIMAS GRACIAS , ME ALEGRASTE EL DIA. QUE LINDOS

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    1. You're welcome and glad to hear that, kvrinv ^-^

      Yup ^^

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  31. I literally took ages to read (for fangirling purposes my heart couldn't just take it) Finally!! our babies have finally confessed T^T all the wait was worth it! Auhtor-san gave us a really "OMG IS THIS REALLY HAPPENING?!" chapter thank youuuu T^T and also Kat-san you're the BEST!!

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    1. Yup, rika ^^

      Finally..at long last and it delivered ^^

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

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  32. finally they have kissed :v but when update?

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    1. Yup, Nilam ^^

      It will come out in Japan on the 24th. The summary depends on the Chinese scanlation's release.

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  33. Thanks a ton for thr summary :) :) ... Have u translated the latest side story please :) ?

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    1. Thanks for reading, Angelstar ^-^

      Ah..nope. It isn't that interesting. I might put it along with the new chapter. Will see..

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    2. Ok Ill be looking forward anyways :D

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