May 19, 2020

Free Talk: Skip Beat 282 spoiler

This is from baidu. There is only one picture there for now. [Edit: 5/20 Full scans available here.] According to a reader, Ren confessed/ask to be her bf. He must have thought that Kyouko would definitely not agree to it. Hm...I'm not sure about that part.

Nevertheless, one thing is certain, Ren gave her the necklace that he always wears. So, I guess that is progress. 😄  I didn't realize it at first from the picture because it is too long for Kyouko.  More comments when the scanlation is out...



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Apparently, the boyfriend part was asked out of curiosity as to what Kyouko's reaction would be. In the end, they have the same goal/priority in life so love life is going to take the backseat for now. At least, they know each other's feelings.

And, Ren leveled it up with a promise. Interesting though  that he mentioned 'wherever he goes'. So, does that mean that he is going somewhere soon? I don't think she'll always wear the necklace since the others especially fangirls will know whose it is. Hehe, maybe she can fashion it into a different accessory in the meantime.

21 comments:

  1. So apparently after a long talk they come to this point, they both want to achieve a lot of things and they can't date, and then Ren gives Kyoko his necklace as sort of a promise to date when they achieve their goals or something along those lines... I am not sure what to say....

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    1. OMG I just read the whole thing. It was much better than I thought and the promise at the end... aw so lovely, can't wait to see Kyoko's reaction next chapter

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  2. I found the raw on a Spanish Facebook page : https://www.facebook.com/1952465214783147/posts/3450501458312841/ in the comments people have put the translations. But yes, in short, they are not dating at the end of the chapter. Kyoko kept coming back in her mind to the fact that he said he doesn't want someone important in his life. Apparently she needed closure with that and kind of have it. They both agree that in their current state of mind they cannot actually date. But indeed, Ren is quite happy to have shared his feeling and that she feels the same about him.  So, to conclude that conversation he made the promise that wherever and whenever she has his heart and gave her the necklace for her to remember it. 

    I think it was expected that they wouldn't go out at the end of this chapter, it would have been too rushed in my point of view. However, I didn't expect that it would have been Ren who would have said that he is not ready for that when he actually did the step of voicing it out. That being said, I think it's good that both of them don't need to "worry" anymore about this part of their personal lives. #promise and can actually work to be the best version of themselves for the relationship to work in the future. That also gives them the opportunity to clear all the bo, kuon stories and have the truth out. I do expect some more cute/carrying text messages in the next dozens of chapters from ren. Not too sure how kyoko will deal with that though... 

    Stay safe, 

    Malou 

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    1. I see, Malou.

      That seems to mean that the author will focus on some other issues rather than dating and stuff. I guess we should be happy that at least, they know each other's feelings.

      Same to you, stay safe.

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  3. I guess ren wants to deal with his demons first, but it is nice that both recognized that they also want to progress in their career (kyoko did too not only ren) at least at this point ren knows and kyoko doesn't have to be happy for ren with another woman I call that progress I wonder what yashiro will say about this

    thanks
    emmahoshi

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    1. Yup, emmahoshi. At least, both knows about their feelings for each other. That would be one less misunderstanding happening in the future.

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  4. Kat m glad you are ok. I missed you summery. I just stopped skip beat for a year i see it moved on with lighting peace. I just wanna know what happened i saw the raw i dont know what happened its taking me long time to digest information.

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    1. =)

      Apparently, things are going to be the same as before but at least, they know that their feelings are mutual.

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  5. Thank you for sharing Kat. Someone on reddit did a rough translation as well https://www.reddit.com/r/SkipBeat/comments/gmwyoc/chapter_282_raws/
    I have been reading this Manga for more than 10 years now and had to give it up for couple of years as slow progress and waiting had been driving me insane. i came back to it this year and had to reread it from the beginning and some chapters twice. i love this manga so much. I await every month for your updates and recent chapters made me so happy. I am curious how Ren/Kyoko relationship will progress from now on as clearly there is no relationship at the end of chapter, just Ren's promise. it is sweet but will we have to wait another 282 chapters for them to end up in the actual relationship? How will this promise change dynamic between them, especially that Ren has been itching to hug her for many years. or will he now stop his chase now the thrill of not knowing how she feels is over will they tell president and Yashiro about their confession and will Kyoko finally tell Moko that she likes Ren? i wonder if something happens with Cedric that changes their relationship and reverses progress they made. many men like Kyoko so i wonder if Cedric will like her also and fight with Ren. I hope it is not like in some mangas that Ren leaves for America and comes back after many years and she waits for him. so many questions... at least they finally know that they like each other. Looking forward to see where mangaka is going next.
    Thank you
    Eddie

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    1. Eddie, from the looks of things, I don't think the mangaka will reverse the progress. Rather, since Ren would most likely confront his issue, this development might actually reinforce the relationship. Haha, hopefully...

      That is I'm thinking the mangaka is planning to wrap things up soon...though 'soon' can be in years. ^^; Somehow, I think they'll keep what happened a secret. It might be up to the others to figure things out especially if they act beyond what is normal.

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  6. I liked the chapter. Any other conclusion to Ren's confession would have felt rushed. I'm really interested in what the next arc is going to be. We have Kyouko playing Momiji, we have Ren ready to take a US role -- but as Tsuruga Ren or as Kuon Hijiri? and we have Kanae going to the US for a role where she will need to speak English and may be involved with Cedric who is probably Kuon's bully and also his cousin. How is Sensei going to handle the next arc?

    It was sweet that Ren gave her his necklace. He's still dealing with the tabloid issue with that Kana actress, so he's under scrutiny. I wonder if people will quickly notice that he's not wearing it anymore?

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    1. I also feel that this is the best decision for them right now. It would be a bit creepy if Kyoko dated Ren without knowing his real name and appearance. They need time to sort out all of the issues. Even though they're not dating. This chapter still feels very sweet. Sensei writing is truly master piece.

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    2. True, Tohru13. Hm...will things continue or there will be some sort of time skip? I'm not exactly sure how things will go if almost everyone are going abroad except for Kyouko.

      Hm...cannot say. But if Kyouko wears it visibly, I think people would notice it. ^^

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  7. I love that he gave her the necklace and said his heart is always hers. Means so much more than just saying he likes her. I totally get the reason for not changing their relationship, it makes sense for both of them.

    Still, somehow I'm slightly underwhelmed. I couldn't pinpoint why I felt that way until I read the part in the English scans where Ren says, "even though I'm over the moon right now..." Is he?? He should be, and I've been rooting for this moment for him forever, and yet the emotion isn't really there. Yanagi in Last Game learned that his love was finally reciprocated, and he cried (and I cried too). It was a beautiful and emotional scene. Hak finally gets a hint that Yona loves him too, and shortly after there's kissing that blasts chemistry off the page.

    I guess I have always expected that with this long of a wait (for readers), when Ren found out Kyoko loves him back it would similarly result in a very satisfying scene that would overflow with emotion (not even meaning a kiss necessarily). It started out nice with his forehead tap and kiss on the hand, but the emotions fizzled with the interruption and haven't rekindled again in this private conversation. Maybe with this necklace exchange it will bring back the mood I was hoping for, but maybe my expectations were too high.

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    1. Yup, squeaker. That was quite nice ^^

      True. Maybe because it is restrained and well, from the looks of it, romance isn't exactly the priority as of now. Kind of like yes, she likes me, too...but then, I'm not going to be in a relationship with her yet. It would be farfetched to say that in some subconscious way, they already know it so the reaction is like that.

      Lol, is it also farfetched that it hasn't exactly sink in yet? Well, maybe...but what else should happen after that scene? I'm wondering if we'll have a new arc in the next chapter.

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  8. I thought the reaction was very Ren like. He never shows extreme emotions on his face. I also think that he cooled off when he saw Kyoko's calm face that's why he wanted to talk to her and make things clear with her. He never had the intention of becoming a couple, he just wanted it out and his main goal from the beginning was that last page to make sure she never forgets that his heart will always belong to her.

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    1. I see, El4n1. Well, thinking about it, the original goal is to clear the misunderstanding between them. And, both got a bit of extra from this. ^^

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  9. I hope the mangaka will give Ren and Kyoko the happy ending they deserve before I die from the slow pacing :( but it was overall a really lovely chapter <3

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