October 14, 2016

Kono Oto Tomare [Chapter 51]

[Free Talk: Anonymous pointed out to me that there are some missing pages. I went to check the original source which is thankfully posted online. Yes, a few pages are missing so I’ve posted it now. I apologize to the earlier readers for that m(_ _)m The added part is in purple color.]

While Satowa continues to play her solo part, Tsukaji thinks that it is impossible that any other sound can match up to this performance. “At this time, I don’t want any bit of unnecessary sound inserted into it. Simply, just let this be a solo piece---”

Chika and Sane starts to play. Everyone looks stunned. Tsukaji is so stunned that he even instinctively stood up. Komaki, Chiharu, Doujima, Kazusa, Mio, Taishin, and Sou [the judge] look on with surprise. Suzuka and Akira watch on with a smile.

As the three continues to play, they recall Akira telling them that their level is lower than she imagined which caused her to become really disappointed, and they are not to belittle any single note. Chika would then say that he wanted to play well as quickly as possible.
And, Chika had told Sane that they go up to that person’s height using their own way [/style]. As all three are playing, Tsukaji seems to be on the verge of tears. Yoshihiro [judge] looks tense while Sou is trembling. “--Unexpectedly...there is such a thing...” 

Tense Doujima thinks, “It’s impossible...there must be some mistake. That kind...of vulgar delinquents would unexpectedly..." Trembling and flustered Kinoshita thinks that it’s so amazing for the 17 string can unexpectedly...unexpectedly play out that kind of sound that is pleasant to hear...? 

“Peaceful, deep, powerful yet warm. Matching the solo part as if a mother is tenderly hugging a baby---” Flustered Kazusa recalls telling Chika that they basically cannot match up together with Satowa’s playing. Kazusa is on the verge of tears.
Takezou’s mother couldn’t believe it. She thinks that his schoolmates played really well and wonders if there won’t be any problem with him. Takezou thinks that Satowa’s koto, and Chika & Sane’s 17 string are played really well.

Both Kouta and Hiro think that there’s no problem. Michi thinks that their amount of practice is definitely a lot. Chika thinks here it comes. They recall Suzuka saying before that the 17 string part and the solo part is like a tree’s root and trunk.

“The first and second sound division would give enrichment to the tree’s branches, leaves and flowers---” Takezou and the others start to play. Everyone continues to look astonished. Fujimoto looks flustered upon recalling that he said that school is like theirs, and it is good if they didn’t stop playing just like them.

He thinks, “--what a joke...which part are they similar with us...?” Kinoshita looks flustered and tense. Tense Wakaba trembles and thinks, “Wait... what is this. What’s going on? How can they play this kind of sound? How amazing it is, is unexpectedly not limited to the solo part?” Sou is also trembling.
He thinks that the timbre is totally not the same with the other school’s. “Each note reveals its meticulousness [/accuracy] on its own. And, this is something that the other schools cannot possibly compete against with.” Akira smiles and closes her eyes. Seems to be on the verge of tears, Keishi looks surprised then he smiles. Doujima is trembling in disbelief.

Still trembling and also seems to be on the verge of tears, Tsukaji wonders what’s up with this people. “How were they able to play this way? How many times were they practicing?” Satowa strums the string then there’s [seems to be] a [slight] pause. Chiharu recalled that she was told that the only one who can succeed the Houdzuki group is her.
Narration: “The one closest to me had suddenly departed, and left me with something that I must protect. At that time, I believed that there is always a way so I thought that by myself, I can do it well by striving hard. It is because [our] daughter is still here...

...But, actually, I’m very weak, weaker than I could ever imagine. I’m so puny to the extent that I would drive away [my] sole light from my side.” Satowa thinks, “I once thought of giving up like this since I wasn’t able to become mother’s strength. Since I can only struggle with this nonstop pain. There is also no meaning to keep on playing on.”

Imagination: Satowa is alone in the dark when she turns around to see the others smiling around her. She looks surprised. She smiles as she turns away. End imagination. Satowa and the others start to play again. 
The water is now swirling around. Tokize members are playing with a smile. Tsukaji is surprised again. “The theme’s two beat[?] had suddenly changed! Yet, it is still at this [same] tempo... The change is so smooth that if I wasn’t watching, I basically won’t be able to notice it!”

Sou thinks that not only that, even if their attention is easily attracted to the melody but in each one, there must be a bit of display of excellent technique. Shizu thinks, “...but, she won’t let the audience pay attention to that. She won’t let anyone notice that she is playing a very difficult piece. A so-called music is indeed like that.”

Akira thinks that next, it is time for each division to display their prowess...! The audience looks surprised as ribbons are now swirling around among the smiling Tokize performers. Narration: “—-ah, so blessed. Really happy. Want to be together with everyone, and always, always, always keep on playing on.” 
Chika recalls the past. Flashback: He asked his grandfather why he has to specially recruit people for the koto club, and isn’t it fine to just play it alone. His grandfather called him a stinky brat who basically doesn’t understand.

He happily explained, “Playing together, and playing by oneself is totally not the same. It is totally not the same when you’re passing the time together with your comrades, and also playing a koto musical piece together.” End flashback.
Chika thinks, “You weren’t deceiving me, stinky old man. *smiles* I understand it now.” Trembling Tsukaji can no longer suppress his tears. He covers his face and curses that it is played so amazingly. Suzuka thinks, “—okay, then, it is time to finish it up---”

Tokize looks serious as they played. Sou thinks that it is now an ‘all- [performing] ensemble’!!! While almost everyone has tears on their eyes, the combined music had dispersed the water around in one full blast.

The sky is now clear with a few clouds. As Chiharu’s tears fall down, Satowa smiles while she performs. Blurb: “This is--- our everything after going through refinement [/tempering]-!”
Comment: With that kind of impact from the audience aside from performing it well, I think that they pretty much got their ticket to the Nationals. We know that one judge would be on their side. But what about the others? Of course, I don’t think that they’ll decide otherwise.

Regardless whether they win or lose, I’m sure those who heard it won’t forget it for the rest of their lives. And, if possible, they might become better people. I like how it was hinted that being with others/together is better than being alone. Also, how things came together to this point after all their awful past.

Even Akira’s dedication to valuing each note in their practice had helped them. I’m sure her brother realized that was Akira’s contribution to the group, as well as realizing that Akira now values her own talent. Overall, everyone contributed and made this happen just like how it is with the other groups.

Hm...I guess the next chapter would be more reactions from others. Perhaps, there is the announcement for the winners and some reunions after the ‘falling apart of relations before’. Basically, time to wrap up the prelims Nationals arc. Scans by 二次元秘店

Quote of the day:
‘I can do things you cannot, you can do things I cannot; together we can do great things.’ ~ Mother Teresa

52 comments:

  1. Thank you for that! I've been checking a lot, I'm glad it's here, great of you to do that!

    As I was looking at tha raws I was wondering why the audience were all looking so distressed, when I had thought there really would be more smiling going on. They are looking at times as if they were fearing for their lives, but I suppose they are just so in awe of it?

    It's a little sad that most of the audience consists of their opponents, who can't be as happy hearing a great performance as they would if they weren't competing against it.

    Again, thank you for translating it!

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    1. You're welcome ^-^

      I suppose so. Perhaps, the smiling is at the end? Chika and others were all crying when they first heard it =P Of course, those distressed expression seems to slightly represent Akira's expression when she first heard it.

      True. Though mostly it is shock and perhaps, shame for belittling Tokize.

      =)

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  2. Aren't there parts missing? I know you are using chinese raws but there's more in between in the japanese ones.
    http://raw.senmanga.com/Kono-Oto-Tomare!/51/1

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    1. Thanks for the info ^-^

      Yes, there were some pages missing. I re-checked to the original site instead of the generic uploading site.

      Thanks ^^

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  3. Awesome! Thank you again!

    See, this here is why I love music and can't live without it. Just love it, regardless if they're going to the nationals or not, I feel they're already winners, even if later they lose or feel like losers. Chiharu tears, godda*m, I guess it's raining in my office right now, lol.

    Just beautiful.
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    Regarding what we were talking, the thing that gets really old is not changing the punchline. The best chapters, imo, were the ones that had Kujou wondering helpless withouth Yanagi and then realizing he must me be there - even when she didn't realize her romantic feelings. But that was rare. So, in Namaiki, my fears are that the author never changes and makes only Sho desparate chase after Yuki, Yuki only wonder if she's the right girl or, godforbid, a more serious love rival/triangle/polygon. The latter'd change the series feel, imo, but I don't know, it's been a while since I've read, and after taking a look at your comment in the last chap, it'll still be a while for me to come back to it.
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    Yea, that's my case. I curse a lot, but without the full meaning of cursing, just words that are 'strong' enought to leave the impact of what I wanted to say. People say that I'm one those guys that wears his heart in his sleeves, if that makes sense in english, lol.
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    Never played a date game, but Dragon Age isn't even remotely like what a date game is supposed to be. it's just, you have your party/friends and most of them have unique quests that makes them respect you more or less, depending of how you dealt with the quests. Them, in some dialogues, you can choose to flirt and that, sometimes, lead to romance in the game. 'Wooing' it's not required, lol. And have no idea, I just know that when I play a male char. I'm ugly as I can be to my real looks, and when I play female chars I spend hours trying to make them cute, 'cause really, I don't wanna spent 40h looking to an ugly girl that's supposed to be me, lol;
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    Yea, when the anime was out that was the first thing my friend told me, about how our theories might be right, and since the first op has very clearly Jaeger/hunter, it made all the more sense. Though, mangastream spelled Yeager now, don't know enough german to say if there's enough change to debunk the theories, but yea.

    I haven't checked, no, but if you too thought it it look like, than we might as well be onto something here, even more so that in some chapters ago they had their revange and it was a big deal enough to write in the headlines, so, maybe? I do recall Ymir saying she wondered about 60y so, it might be possible, but how old would that make Grisha?

    Now that you said, I guess it's quite clear Reiner is from the empire Grisha was fighting, and I think Eren'd be the worst 'cause he's too naive and too emotional. Who knows what he could/will do now that he knows the truth about it all?

    Gotta say, though, didn't really like the devil of all earth pact thing. Hope there's more to it than just that.

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    1. Yup, and you're welcome, Fê ^-^

      Indeed ^^

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      I see. Well, we will have to see where this leads.

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      I get it. For emphasis like you're already raging and not just angry. =P

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      Lol. I see. The date game is more like saying the right things. It has a multiple choice of what to say during a conversation. Iirc, the typical girls are easy. Just be nice and say what you want them to say in a truthful way. But the tsunderes/high level sexy-type are harder. ^^;

      Say what you mean and get a negative reaction = will get a harder time getting them back in a good terms. Iirc, I need to have a better relationship with the girls for them to have 'power ups' during fighting. Lol, hard to keep a harem.

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      I see.

      Not sure. From the comments, they stop to age when they become titans. So, that would be how old Grisha was before becoming titan + how old Zeke is now. Let's say he was at most 30 and Zeke looks 40 so probably 70 at most? Correct me if I'm wrong since I'm really bad with matching looks to age. ^^;;

      Well, that's one bad point about Eren. How about adding reckless to that.

      Is that so. Perhaps there is though it makes things somehow like 'magical fantasy' in a way...something like a fairy tale though that is how stories of long ago can be. Actually, it reminds me of Faust.

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    2. I did feel like it was a bit shorter this time around, didn't notice it was missing something, thanks Kat, just read again and it me feel like the rain in the office hasn't stopped yet, lol. Think they'll manage to go to the nationals, since the narration had the, not alone anymore, wanting to keep playing together like this forever and so on?
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      I do hope it doesn't stray too far for the premise 'annoying' guy breaking out the shell of the dense 'cold' girl. Their gimmicks are what makes the series special, imo. Going to serious with rivals/polygons might make so this work turns out like the thousands we already have seen.
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      Yea, kinda, let's leave at that. It's my habit, some people really do get weird out sometimes when I curse for no apparently reason, lol.
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      Well, in that regard it seems to be similar 'cause if you want to be on good terms with said chars you have to adjust your responses and actions that the charc. agrees/supports. Though it's still possible to have a romance if you don't see eye to eye, just finish their unique quests and maybe get a relationship out them. I like Dragon Age 'cause you can hug, cuddle and kiss your 'boyfriend/girlfriend' while you're not battling demons to save the world, lol.
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      I confess that my mind got all confused but itself by now, trying to knot this info to that info and that other one and I really don't think they all tight together nicely. Maybe I'm missing some and can't connect to it, or the author made some adjustments - since he said he'd change the final in ordet to not dissapoint the fans after the huge success the anime got. I'm more inclined in me missing a lot, lol.

      Really? I didn't get the vibe. Sell your soul for 'wishes'? Then we'd get the careful what you wish for 'cause you might just get it, right? I didn't like 'cause, while Shingeki is in a fantasy setting, it always tried to make it so that it was always mankind doing, the titan power and so seemed like an invention, not a pact. Maybe we'll get to know more.

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    3. Ya. I'm actually counting the spreads as 2 pages. This is usually a 40-page chapter. And, there are fewer dialogue this time around and lots of drawings ^^

      Thanks for reading again ^-^ Currently, I think it is a 99% chance of getting into the Nationals based on everyone's reactions.

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      True. For now, it seems the mangaka is somehow balancing it. Not going full throttle on either 'love rivals' or 'character development' but rather, both. Of course, readers do get really riled up if it is about 'love rivals'.

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      Lol...is that talking/cursing by yourself? Perhaps, because you thought of something?

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      Oh...there's real romance stuff. It makes me think of the SIMS game. Tried playing it a bit. I was amused that the character can date both genders.

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      Ah, okay. ^^

      Something like that. I mean, this is the devil we are talking about. Would the devil give something without something in exchange? Or rather, something for the devil's benefit? In a way, it is like the whole clan is cursed = can become titans.

      Ah, like gaining certain titan powers due to injections, etc?

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    4. Yea, I guess it's just so many feels that made the chapter go faster, I don't know, really. This one was very emotional in a very good wat, been a while I felt so nice and relaxed like when I read it. No kidding, at least, the rain finally stopped here, lol.

      Really? I'm still unsure, can't really tell why though.
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      When it's a story that has it as a premise, I tend to not really care about the rivals and polygons/triangles, though I admit that nowadays when I see it one I don't even bother trying to read 'cause it's been done so many times that are hard to find anything new/refreshing or done in a way that's not really different, but feels natural and doesn't feel too contrived. I understand the need to have rivals to spur things and that my views aren't shared by others and a lot of people love their triangles and whatnot.

      Guess I already said, but I'll say again, I just like to see the couple grow on their own, I've seen too many drama in my time irl and in fiction to get riled up with rivals/triangles and w/e. I'll digress now, sorry, lol.
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      Uh, yea, as embarrassing as it may seem, lol. Like I said, it's somewhat natural for me, people that know for a while usually wait for me to start cursing at anything 'cause anything happened. They love to laugh while I do it, even when I'm dead serious. And I do it in when I'm not supposed to either, so that's a plus for them and a very minus for me, but like I said, I have to watch myself constantly.
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      As real as a game can get, really. Sometimes you feel the bond between the chars, but that's it. And yeas, bioware games usually are like that, only few chars. have 'gender limit' romance. In the last Dragon Age, I could/can be a small cute elf/dwarf/male or female and date a big and barely humanoid qunary male, but I can be qunary as well, male or female and date a human noble and so on. there's a chars. that is gay - one of the most funny ones of the game, so you can only romance him if you're male. And so on, I'll stop here 'cause since I don't have many people to talk about this game, when I find someone I talk 'till my tipfinger break the keyboard, or my mouth runs dry, lol. Really, just type Ironbull DAI to see the qunary I mentioned and imagine cute dwarves and elves dating him, lol.
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      Really, it just boggle up everything, and trying to tie most of the theories and whatnot just make me even more confused, lol.

      I see, I get it now. In that case, it really is like 'careful what you wish for' and would make sense beeing the devil of all earth - if we take that the devil likes to watch humankind struggle with ourselves without an end...

      Yea, since there's injections, controlled 'titanization' and so on, I thought it was a man made power.

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    5. Yup. Actually, it does make one kind of wonder, is this ending? Can the mangaka top that when they're in the Nationals? True, this series is really a feel good = there is still good in this world.

      Is that so.

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      True. I actually noticed that if there are no 'love rival' stuff, things tend to be 'calm'/nothing to comment about...almost boring. Unlike if there is a love rival, it makes readers emotionally charged up.

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      Hehe, I see.

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      Lol, strangely enough, I can somehow feel that Ironbull character isn't a 'villain' even if he looks like that.

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      I see.

      Yup. Indeed, it does seem to be man-made unless they somehow extracted and experimented as they advance their technology. So, it is merge of the 'fantasy' of how they came to be with the current technology/modern life.

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    6. I think the nationals can't be 'topped', but realistic speaking, it's impossible. Well, I already find very unlikely that they win this round, but maybe the series is, indeed, aproaching it's end. Though there's a lot of 'issues' to be wrapped up, the biggest ones'd be Chika household, and Satowa, which is kind of already being addressed so, yea, maybe?
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      What I can tell from exp is that it depends much on what target is the work directed at. I read some series that have what I said and what'd be an abnormal absense of rivals, but they're tagged seinen or young adult - regardless the gender. Most targeted at younger audience must have rivals, serious ones and 'passersby'. Again, regardless the gender. Kinda selfinsert thing, I gather.
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      Yea, he's not. He's very funny and a remarkable char. in the game. Alas, the game is awesome and I'll spoil anything, unless you wanted, 'cause, like I said, I can go on for hour, but I digress, lol.
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      Seeing how everything we were lead to believe is always being deconstructedl and this tale was told by Grisha's father which seemed to be severely brainwashed, maybe it's just a story the empire came up like the ones inside the wall came, and is all due to men's greed. It'd make sense to me, the way I see it, it's almost like Claymore's story telling there the true monsters were always humans and will always be, despite the good nature of some/most...

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    7. No, no, I mean, top the 'feels'/climax of what happened in this chapter.

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      Ah, good point, now that you mention it.

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      I see. Oh, there's a story? I thought it is a slash and hack game that is kind of like SIMS with the dating and meeting other characters until the final boss.

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      I see. Hm..you made me wonder if Grisha is actually lying regarding what he wrote in there. ^^; Oh, that's possible.

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    8. I see, I see. Well, it could top if Chika's household are brought to light while they struggle in the nationals/or are being talked about as some kind of underdog throught the prefecture, like some bunch of kids got to the nationals despite never once their school made or something like. That's bound to pick Chika's father interest, rather he wants or not, lol.
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      Yea, ofc there a lot of shoujo/shounen or other series target at the same audience, despite being sold in other mags, that have what I said, like Oremono or even Nijiiro Days. Mizutama boy too, but I'm way behinde the actual chapters of those three. T__T
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      One of the richest I ever seen in a game, the lore is incredible and it's what drives to play the games, rather they're good or not. Not only richest, it's huge, don't get me started, please, lol.
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      Perhaps, maybe it's the 'truth' he knows, and the empire has another one, the ones trying to overpower them has other too. That'd be too contrived, but I can see it happening. It happens all the time irl, too.

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    9. I see. That's probably it since I really think Satowa's issue will be resolved here. Takerou's brother also have to see his brother play so they have to go to the nationals. They'll probably meet up with the two-koto group and the other one that they met at the festival.

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      Ah, I read that Oremon has ended. The Chinese scanlations stopped at a point so I never knew what happened at the end. Nijiiro..seems to be just the usual 'days'. I didn't read Mizutama after chapter 1. Lol..I'm not into girlie guys ^^;

      I just realized that there are indeed some shoujo I'm reading that hasn't yet gone into the typical rivals stuff. So far so good, and I do enjoy them. Like what you mentioned, more on issues between themselves/slice of life/romance/comedy ^^

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      Oh, I see. ^^

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      Possible.

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    10. They can't end the manga before SatowaxChika and HiroxTake get together and we get to see them act as a thing for a couple of chapter, though! I'll probably feel very unsatisfied if they don't, like I felt reading KnK.
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      Really? I don't know how to feel about that. I mean, good that I won't have to buy tons of volumes like I do with Berserk, but Oremono was such a nice read. Maybe it was like we were talking about? Didn't step out of it's zone and didn't want to change it's tone, so... Yea, Nijiiro is like for the most time, I don't mind really, I like the chars and their shenaningans. Mizutama is quite crazy and funny, trying to break all shoujo tropes, failing most of the times, but it's manages to be quite the crazy thing to read, so far.

      You do? No rivals nor polygons? Can you suggest some?

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    11. Hehe, true but since this is 'shounen', I'm not having too high hopes on romance. Rather, I think it is a side story.

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      True, but I always thought that given Oremono's premise, it is a bit hard to stretch it and keep the mood intact. I guess that's important for Nijiiro, to like the characters. Hehe, I see.

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      Ah, it isn't that English scanlated yet.

      Hatsu Haru. It is an indirect/unrequited love polygon at first. Girl is in love with a neighbor turned teacher but he is already committed to someone else. The popular guy whom the girl tends to beat up because of his womanizing ways had fallen in love with her. That's the first part.

      The second part is good when they got together. Like the first date, bento thing, etc. Those are funny yet moving. Then, there's the side love stories of three other couples.

      Futsuu no Koiko-chan. Koiko wants an average life, love life and have an average boyfriend. Until the popular 'innocent-type' guy seems to take an interest in her and even informed her about her cheating boyfriend. Guy seems clueless if it is love but is very happy with her. Koiko tries to deny her feelings especially since he is from the 'higher level' of average.

      Even if they are not yet going steady, the lovey-dovey scenes are really good that I'm having thoughts of wanting to summarize it. I'm a bit skeptical though about the probability of Koiko's older sister [teacher] being some kind of interested in the guy. ^^;; But, so far so good.

      Yura-kun no 10% ni wa Himitsu ga Aru is about a girl making a casual guess about a boy classmate that he's a vampire due to his behavior. To her surprise, the boy admitted to her that it's true, he's 10% vampire. He is attracted to her blood. She is confused if he likes her for her blood or herself. Then, some getting to know each other.

      Lately, the younger brother appeared. Thankfully, he didn't become a rival as the couple have a new issue to deal with = side effect of the guy drinking blood for the first time.

      Have you read Takane no Hana? That's a good one, too. The 'joke' tend to get boring in a while but so far, no serious rival. There's an English scanlation of that one. Though, it seems to be dropped. I tend to just breeze over it. =P

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    12. Sad, but it seems to be case. They did suggest there's something going on, though, so maybe we can have a little hope? I mean, there's an whole chapter, almost an arc about Hiro and her 'crush' and we're always seeing her touch this subject. A lot more subtle with SatoChika, but... Maybe? Please? ^^
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      Yea, when I started reading Oremono, I didn't think it'd be a long series, though, when I started Nijiiro, given the author's last work, I thought it'd be considerably shorter, nice surprise, for me, at least.
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      Aah, I see. There's some Hatsu Haru in english and I already booked, sounds funny indeed. The other ones, I think the one that'd entertain me the most is Koiko, hope someone scan, if not, it's good enough for you to summarize it. I admit, I'm not going to great lenghts to read something new anymore, hell, I'm not even reading the ones I already like in otakumole. T____T

      I read Takane no Hana, 'till now, I find it funny/interesting, but I'm only following the eng. scans, maybe I'm already behind the last scanned chap.

      Thanks Kat, Hatsu and Koiko definitely seems to be the kind I'd at the very least have a check on it.

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    13. Well, it will be great if it happens ^^ Though probably not too many lovey-dovey scenes. Definitely no love rivals...hopefully ^^

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      I see.

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      Hehe...is that so. I seem to be also decreasing my reading or, when a new chapter is up, not too keen on reading it unless it is really something that interests me. Lol, probably data overload at times ^^;

      You're welcome ^-^

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    14. Like you said, I doubt it will, but we could have resolutions, right? And ofc, my new 'wtfotp' is never going to see the light of day but, SatoChi and TakeHiro have high chances, right?
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      Really? Are you not feeling well these days? I ask 'cause that's my reason for not reading/watching/doing a lot of stuff lately. I stuck with my Tayo no Ye and Love so Live re-readings, almost don't read/watch any new chap/episode from most of series, though there're some really promising and good ones.

      And, if it's just data overload, take a time for yourself. When I could, I'd always go for a stroll in the park, sometimes spend the whole day out, doing nothing but staying like a corpse in the grass, lol.

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    15. Yup, they should ^^

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      Not really. I don't know...maybe because whatever made me read the series/got interested in it is no longer there/barely there now at this current arc, etc? Something like, I won't miss anything even if I don't continue on reading it. Or, not in the mood for that series and would rather read something else. ^^;

      Ah..I still have some anime to catch up on. ^^ Hm..time seems to be moving fast lately ^^;;

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    16. I see, well, tbh, I feel the same way towards some series too, but my mood is what actually defines if I'm going to read/catch up or not. What I find strange is that almost I'm up to date to almost bad series, the good ones like Namaiki, Nijiiro, Oremo, Tayou, Love so and a lot of others really good, I'm waaaat behind. It makes me think that maybe I'm a M and just don't want to admit it, lol.
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      Which animes are you following besides Magi? Or planning to? I'd recommend Alderamin no Sky, though it's a ln adaptation so it's not complete, is a very good series.

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    17. Ya..and well, there are those that are quite good that I immediately read regardless of my mood. =P Hehe, like KoT ^^

      Lol...ya, you're probably a closet M =P Unless you're the type who'll 'save the best for last' ^^

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      There's Gintama. There is an arc there that is supposedly so good. The ones I want to finish so that I can delete it already are Aldnoah <- bad since I like the secondary character rather than the lead but then, it seems like the usual Sunrise teen mecha flicks ^^;;

      There's also Durarara...finishing for finishing sake. ^^; Tokyo Ghoul is suppose to be good. Someone recommended Mob Psycho since I like One Punchman. For the rest, lately, I just get the first episodes of every new anime of the season then base on it if I want to continue the rest of not. ^^;; Ah so way behind in a lot of anime ^^;

      I checked and I do have AnS in my hd. Will check on it sometime ^^

      By the way, I'll be going on a trip this Friday up to next Friday. Hopefully by then, you'll already have some good news about your back. ^^

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    18. Due to my circumstances I can't say I'm not a M, but I usually sabe the best for last, indeed, lol.
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      Wah, I could never get into Gintama, no matter how much they say it's good. My friend was, according to her, epically dissapointed with Aldnoah. Yea, I remember you said that about Durara, though it's another one that I could never build an interest. I read that Mob Psycho isn't as good as One Punchman, but couldn't bother to actually see it, lol.

      I see, have fun and a nice trip! I might not have good news by then, but my friends booked two parties for me, so I'll have something to do, even if it's just being there making grumpy face, lol.

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    19. =)

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      Well, Gintama is a matter of taste. Some are well, toilet humor but there are some really moving stories. I actually assumed most guys would like it. ^^;

      Is that so.. I'm thinking whether to cheat with Aldnoah and just watch the last episode.

      I see. Well, I'll just check out the first episode and let's see.

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      Thanks ^-^

      Oh..well, at least it might take your mind off the negative stuff ^^ Ah..try to have fun ^^ Take care.

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    20. I do think most guys like it, afaik, all the ones the watch anime are into it, only I'm the strange one for not liking it, T__T.

      Well, for what she said, you'll do well to only watch the last episode. She was pretty angry/dissapointed with the whole series, so...

      Hope you like it, it's quite good of a watch, but I do warn you, the light novels are waaaay better.
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      Yea, I just went to one, to my surprise had to play the cello for almost 5h straight, I quite enjoyed, really did, but now I'm almost regretting, everything in my body seems to be broken and falling apart, lol.

      Take care and have fun too, you deserve it.

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    21. Hehe, is that so.

      Thanks for the info ^^ Will do that then.

      Hm...well, I don't read light novels so...

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      Lol...short term fun = long term bad effect? I'm feeling it too. I have a sedentary lifestyle and just did a lot of walking during the trip, so my body is aching now. ^^;

      Thank you ^-^

      So, any good news while I'm gone?

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    22. Yea, everyone says> you should watch/read, it's that good/funny, and I just can't get into it.

      I didn't watch, just sharing her feelings, though some fansubs also thought the show was 'badly bad', lol.

      I said 'cause the anime gives the impression that somethings were to fast paced, which I think could hinder the overall enjoyment, like I felt in some episodes, despite beeing the show I liked better in quite a while.
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      Yea, and it didn't help that it was almost 5h straigh, the second party too, I just can't help it. I see a cello I must play it.

      Really? But was it worth? I mean, I'm halfdead alright, but I can't really regret it, lol. Hope you managed to have fun, since it seems you didn't actually took a break, lol.

      Well, have some check ups soon and hopefully a new sickleave, though it's not 'booked' yet.

      Ah, I finally managed to finish Love so Life and caught up to Life so Happy, mixed feelings all over, lol.

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    23. No biggie. There are times when there is a popular movie that everyone is watching but I'm not that interested in watching like Titanic, Frozen, etc. ^^;

      Lol...that bad huh. I only read a review about the possibility of sequel not that optimistic and iirc, there was a manga so I thought it is 'good'. But then, lately, that kind of genre has been disappointing. Teen with robots to save the day.

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      Ah, itching to play huh ^^

      Yup, it's worth it. I've been planning it for a few months = where to go, how to go, etc..something like a bit less hectic than Amazing Race =P

      Ya, it's more like a change of atmosphere? You know, being in a complete different place with people talking in a language you don't understand. =P A break from the norm. It's like being in an RPG game =P

      Good luck ^^v

      Does it feel a bit hanging? Love so Life? I actually thought that there will be a wedding scene of some sort. Ah, I just read a bit of the front and the last part. ^^; Life so Happy seems to be about the twins, right?

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    24. Yea, that's what I heard anyway. Didn't have any interest 'cause the points you said, I'm not into teens meach save the world. Even more so now that I'm old and grumpy, lol. Just give some slice of life and I most likely will be happy.
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      That's good, then. Was kinda worried since it seemed you haven't rest at all, but the scenario you pictured looks like fun. That rpg world is a huge trend nowadays, huh? Just don't go reincarnating in some medieval era now, lol.
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      Yes, yes, yes. That's one of the things that really didn't make sense to me. I mean, if we count, there's about 10 chapters about the 'rivals' and their closure, you'd think that the main pairing'd get some screen time after all the back drama were done, right? But nothing... And it made look like Sei-tan was some horny teen boy with unable to 'hold himself'. See, if he said it while she was underage, okay, but he said after. Like, she was past 20 and he goes sayng that?

      Anyways, it seemed quite rushed at the end, can't say it got the axe 'cause we have Life So Happy, about the twins, and 4 chapters in, we still didn't see neither SeixShi. Nice follow up, though, and the art got better too. Just wandering how the mangaka will take things since even there they didn't seem to be married yet and Aoi still have a 'crush' on Shiharu.
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      Read SnK yey? All I can say is, we were right.

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    25. Hehe, I see. My main problem with that genre lately is I don't like the male lead ^^;;

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      Well, I did rest now. I'm just sitting down doing office work, in front of computer, etc. I'm trying to have a bit healthier lifestyle by sleeping early = trying to break the late night sleeping habit, and more exercise = walking up stairs/going around the aisle in our building even if I feel like a dog/hamster going around in circles ^^;;

      Which rpg world? I can only think of Pokemon Go but then that seemed to have gone extinct in our country. ^^; Lol, unlikely unless I'm going to places in Europe =P

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      Maybe, it is ingrained in him that she's still under age? ^^; Still, it's strange especially the side story is about the side couple on the verge of breaking up due to I guess, long distance relationship.

      Oh...so, maybe the marriage thing will be in Life so Happy.

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      Yup, just read it today. Yup.

      You know, after reading it, I'm unconsciously holding my fingers at times if they are complete ^^;; The torture scene is obviously for shock value.

      Fat dude's death doesn't seem that satisfying after what he did to his younger sister and probably for others. Mr Owl looks like Eren version of titan. I would assume that they failed to brainwash him to side the empire. Iirc, the empire got some titans on their side to do their bidding which currently includes Annie and others.

      Since Eren recalled his father's memories, does that mean he retains all of the memories of every titan that he ate/at least his father and Krista's family who were eaten from generation to generation to keep the coordinator thing within them?

      Somehow, I can suspect that the ending would be Eren waking up again, crying and wondering if it is all a dream = then find out what's happening now in the current world. A shocking revelation just like in the Planet of the Apes and other such genre like, it turns out that right now, beep are the beep, beep is actually beep, etc...

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    26. In my case, it's the genre that I'm not into it.
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      Well then, that's good to hear. Though, in my experience, I can't say that 'only' working on the computer office is any rest, but I digress, lol. You do good doing that, when I used to work in gyms and as a volunteer for elderly personal trainer, one of the things I used say is doing what you do, even for the young ones. Stairs steps and walking do wonders for the heart.

      Nah, it's that lately, there's a lot of anime/manga and ln's with that settings as a plot - reincarnating/being transported in/into another world with fantasy rpg characteristics, always in the medieval era. If you want to watch some, I recommend KonoSuba - though it's a parody of those shows, it's funny and crazy^^

      and just make sure to stay away from the Soul's series world that you'd do fine, lol.
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      I don't know, really don't because when he confessed she was underage and he said he'd wait, and that happened around chapter 70, which is not really close to 106. They had a lot of interations and even when the twins left, he was the one to comfort her for a while. I do hope that the marriage happens in Life so Happy, it'd be a shame to leave it like that.

      And yes, I didn't like the extra about RioxTake, though it's realistic, we - at least I - didn't need that in our - my - insulin doses, lol.
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      I agree, and would say that most of the gore are just to shock. In the beginning I could at least give an excuse like it's just showing how things are in their lives, now, it's not really necessary, but well, really hope the end it's not what you said. I'd be pissed as hell, though it's very, very possible to something like that to happen. Makes perfect sense.

      Well, seems that Owl gave his power to Grisha, and then Eren ate Grisha who had eaten Krysta's sis, so I think Eren has all memories of the ones he's eaten, though I guess the only ones that have consciousness/superpowers that count as having memories, at least for now. So, maybe we can see Owl's story too...

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    27. I see ^^ Hehe, I think it's a bit the same as the usual shounen except more emo + mecha =P

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      True...brain power is used. Well, rest = resting the legs though they are becoming stiff lately. Old age is catching up? Yup...it would be nice though if there are different places to walk and see rather than going around the same old places.

      Oh, anime. Yup, I have seen those around though haven't watch a full series yet. I like the anime with the reverse = from medieval to modern. I think it was 'The Devil Is a Part-Timer'

      Lol

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      I think it should. In a way, it leaves something for readers to anticipate for. You know, keep them reading to witness the wedding proposal and wedding =P

      True. And, it seems to be resolved a bit too easily.

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      Ya...and do you think that they'll actually animate that? Maybe just censor it for the TV showing. ^^;

      True..and can we say knowledge is power? Of course, not sure if Eren can use that..though he might just have to inform others who can properly use that knowledge/memories =P

      Ya, most likely.

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    28. I don't have problems with shounen per se, recently I discovered some good shounen series with all the cliches, but still interesting. One of them has the Yamato's seyuu, from Oremono, dubbing the main heroin and I admit I was speechless by her performance, is so different! The show is twinstar exorcist - something like that.
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      I came to a realization that brain power is so much more demanding. For me at least. I used to jog 20 km per day, do a lot of push ups and sit ups with lots of other exercises and by the end of the day what would kill me was studying for tests, music and to work. Anything brain related demands too much energy.

      But I think you're doing good. A good sleep is one of the things the most people disregard when trying to get helthier or lose weight, but it's the one that should be the most prioritized, even more than a change in the diet and regular exercises. And yes, if you could walk in a park or something it'd be better not only because of the change of scenary, but mentally you'd be more 'relaxed' so your body'd work out better.

      This talk really makes me kinda depressed, since I can't do s**t right now. T__T
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      I know this one, pretty funny show too.
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      I hope so, but what would be more interesting to see is how Aoi'd react to the news, since Life so Happy seems to be how the twins grow and deal with new emotions/situations.

      Yea, but I don't see as being resolved right now, to me, it seemed more like postponed the issue and the eventual breakup - Rio seems to be quite frustrated and if the story focus on her problems, I thing they won't be together for much longer, if Takeru doesn't change his quirks.
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      I think it'd be censured like they censured Dina eating Eren's mom, among other things too 'gorey'.

      Well, Eren is too stupid to make things out himself, so if there's no Armin around, I doubt he can do anything worthful with those memories. But if delivers everything he knows to Levi, Hange and Armin, now they're quite capable.

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    29. Hehe, is that so. Hm..I don't seem to have watched that. ^^;;

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      I have heard others say that. They would eat more when studying rather than just exercise.

      Ah..sorry about that. But it is indeed frustrating not to be able to do the things you can before. So, no news yet from the doctors?

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      I see. Are the twins in high school? Or lower grade?

      Well, it's resolved to fit the limit pages of a side story =P It is very easy to prolong that kind of issue.

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      Ah...possible. But how about the torture scenes? Just show some jail scene with screaming?

      Indeed. So, let's say that knowledge is power for them rather than just for Eren. =P

      Thinking about it, I think the 'shocking' thing here is they are actually made to kill their own race. So, I suddenly have a question. Why would they want Eren? I thought that the current rulers wanted to 'destroy' their kind so sent Reiner and others to destroy wall so that the other titans can make them their 'meals'. Why not just kill Eren and that's that..no more threatd/obstacles.

      I wonder if Reiner/Annie were kept alive so that they'll 'tell' the readers about their backstory on how they got this mission.

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    30. I don't really recommend unless you're utterly bored and have nothing else to do. I mean, I like the anime, but... you know...^^
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      Really, I remember feeling like wanting to die when I had to prepare class and teach, but was all fine and dandy when jogging for 2h straight, lol.

      Don't worry, it's just me seeing how good that time was, though I can only see that in hindsight. And no, still nothing. Had to re-schedule the sick leave exam and the other doctors said that I have to wait in line for the surgery, unless I go there with a bone out of my spine or something similar to an emergency like that.
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      Irrc, they're twelve, so I guess firt or second year midschool. I agree, and honestly, I hope we don't see anymore of it if we get to SeiXShi wedding, 'cause obviously Rio'll attend.
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      If they don't skip entirely, I think they won't show it like it was shown now. Just like, gotta cut another finger then, and skip.

      Yea, just don't leave anything to Eren, lol.

      I still have my issues with that and trying to make things work in my mind, I'd say that what they really wanted was the power to control other titans, so they had to infiltrate to find with whom it was. If anything, maybe with Owl backstory and knowing how things went after the last scene, we get to know how and why they sent Reiner and co.

      Though I gotta say, Annie always looked too jaded, and that small flashback of hers seemed to indicate that her dad were jaded too. So I hope to see Annie's pov, not only because I like her, but she seems more important than Reiner from all points, imo, ofc.

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    31. Hehe, I see. ^^; Speaking of anime, I finally watched the last episode of Aldnoah. I can understand the disappointment. I was a few episodes on the 2nd arc when gut feel kicked in that this is going to be some sort of train wreck.

      If your friend is rooting for a couple based on season 1, I can really understand. To give you an idea, think of love triangle wherein the two guys sacrificed everything for the princess and in the end, she married someone else for political marriage =P And the guys ended up with 'nothing'.

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      Lol. Is it possible that it is a case of because you're doing something you don't really like =P It takes twice the effort. If I were to just exercise-walking around here, it takes an effort. But if it is like exploring new places like when I went to Japan, I can really walk for such a long time and long distances =P

      When they say wait in line..do they give you a number/date? It makes me think of a line waiting for a donor or something. ^^;

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      I see, twelve. Hehe, well, if it is about the twins and if Jap readers react negatively to that side story, that won't be mentioned again.

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      True.

      I see. I would assume that they found out about owl..and with Grisha on the loose, better track him down and find out what's going on inside = after first infiltration. Afterwards, attack again when the condition is right = eliminate everyone inside the wall. Then, now that I think of it, getting the coordinator power is a bonus for their world domination/control of all titans.

      So, for the king to strictly forbid the people going out of the wall is actually for their own sake? <- they'll be eaten by titans, they'll become pawns/tortured + more miserable life outside or it is to stop any intel from getting into the empire, that is if they survive the titans.

      Well, aside from that, I think she's an interesting character than Reiner. In a way, I think Reiner won't survive this series.

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    32. She told me about it, but it wasn't even that that made the show bad, according to her, at least. I can believe 'cause she was never the type to have shippings/pairings at all. So I could only guess how bad a show it could have been, lol.
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      Most likely, yea, lol.

      Yes, but I didn't get a number nor a date. They just said I'm in the system and whenever it comes my time, they'll let me know. Then I was, yea right, 'course.
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      I sure hope it won't be mentioned again, and if we see Rio together with whomever, we already know and won't have to be told anything.
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      I really don't know what to make of it, 'cause, to me, it only makes sense if the empire was aiming for the coord. power all along, otherwise, they could just have crushed them from the very first attack. Remember how easy was to break the walls? Instead of waiting for years to another attack, they could just have pressed a lil' more, but Berthold and Reiner stopped and the people could get back.

      I think the king inside the wall was just trying to maintai it's power/privileges. Look how corrupt their entire system was. Didn't look like one that is trying to protect it's people, even when pushed to the brink how they were.

      And, if we take what was shown now in Grisha's fb, they seemed to care little to nothing for anything of the outside world. They even secluded themselves.

      Yea, I never liked him and all his 'problems' seemed very forcet to me.

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    33. Lol, I see.

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      Okay. Usually, when they tell you that during a job interview, that means you're in the least priority list/we won't hire you.

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      Yup. Perhaps, they are kind of double agents like Owl was?

      It seems so. Perhaps, it is also both ways. Preserve the race and get to lord it over them. =P Hm..I think they would have used the coordinator power then but Grisham ate her. Since they are royalty and given their attitude, they are most likely okay if the poor became titan food.

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    34. I know, that's why I went out of there feeling really dejected, and one of the doctors had the balls to say I need psychiatry treatment too, 'cause my pain wasn't justified only by the problems in my spine - and that was before saying my condition was bad and needed the surgery asap. I swear if I hadn't take my meds I'd have hit him. Well, now I gotta prepare for the sick leave.
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      They didn't really care about the poor, remember Armin's grandpa? I think that the fake king was just so if the outside tried anything, they'd fail - and it was a good plan of their part. But Grisha and Erwin screwed them.

      Abot double agent, I don't know. We don't really know much about Owl, but it seems like he died trying to atone for what he did, Annie and Berthold didn't seem to be nearly as torn and him, Reiner got some issues - forced imo - but still doesn't seem to regret anything. Just jaded Annie, like, she just detest/can't stomach mankind as a whole, implying that the empire and them are both the same same, just in different sides of it.

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    35. Hm..okay. That's strange. Maybe, he would want to refer you to his friend shrink or he absentminded was thinking of someone-short term memory relapse..but honestly, maybe he needs it. ^^;;

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      Yup. The poor are dispensable...in realistic fiction or in real life. They just make it appear that they care especially politicians/higher-ups, especially during election =P

      Hm..Owl doesn't seem torn to me. Maybe double agent is the wrong term. ^^; Something like, they can work both ways but has an inclination towards a certain race, well, their own. For example, Owl is obviously working with the empire but perhaps, due to his race, he kind of feel like he has to help his kind. Basically, not very committed to a certain side like Grisha and the others.

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  4. Thank you Kat. It was awesome. I can't wait for the next chapter !!! ^^

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  5. I want this manga to be animated already!!!!!!! (>w<)

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  6. Why this manga can't get anime already!!!!i really want hear they're playing😥😢

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    1. Hehe, Prayoga. For me, I prefer for the manga to finish before they make it into an anime = higher chance for it to be all animated rather than just a part of it.

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  7. This is the only manga that managed to make me cry in every performance they made, or in every flashback. Darn, this manga is good.

    Thank you very much for this.

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    1. Yup, Syu ^^

      Thanks for reading ^-^

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