Totsuzen Chapter 22 sneak peek and news

I received my copy of the February issue of Petit Comic today, yay!

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February 2016 issue

I posted some images on the Totsuzen page under Summaries (here), for those of you who do not have access to Otakumole. Raff already received her copy of the magazine, so I think she will post Chapter 22 soon.

btw, I recently saw a post on Heart of Manga about Totsuzen being licensed by Viz with publication starting in June! That is really good news for Miyazono-sensei, since not very many josei manga get licensed in English. With that being the case, however, I will not be providing Totsuzen translations after that time, if the series is still on-going. Since the manga will be licensed in English, please support the mangaka and purchase your own copies. 🙂

Finally, my big news is that I’m a dedicated translator for a new scans group, ShoujoHearts. Everyone in the group is friendly, hard-working, and very passionate about shoujo/josei manga. 🙂 Right now, we are working on several josei and one shoujo manga, but we plan to add more shoujo (and josei) manga in the future. You can find out more information about current and upcoming projects here: Current and Upcoming Projects List. If you have any suggestions on new projects, please post them on ShoujoHearts site!

Totsuzen Desu ga – Chapter 21 Spoilers

Hello! I’ve had a few people ask for a summary of Chapter 21, so if you are interested in reading a short spoiler (I typed this really fast, so please excuse any grammar mistakes), click More below:
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Totsuzen Desu ga – Battle 21

Amazon Japan delivered Petit Comic magazine so fast as usual! The January issue was released on December 8th (Japan time) and it arrived yesterday on December 10th, yay!

I uploaded a few images from the chapter, even though I think Otakumole will have the whole chapter posted soon (Raff is usually quick). Enjoy the mini spoiler here!

 

Aoharaido – Chapter 22 first look (spoilers)

I’m a little slow getting this out, sorry. I was on a trip and just got back late Sunday night. The Chinese and Japanese raws are out for Chapter 22! You can find the summary at bxsmanaga: here. I just finished translating the Japanese raws and will send it in for editing/proofreading. Can’t say much again without spoiling the whole chapter, but O.M.G… wth? I mean, I kind of thought that it wouldn’t be smooth sailing for Futaba and Kou, but really? Sakisaka-sensei, you’re killing me! Here are a couple of spoilers:

  • Kou is doing too much…
  • Futaba’s face near the end of the chapter made me cry, literally.
  • I’m loving Touma. 🙂

Aoharaido – Chapter 21 first look (spoilers)

Waaaaaaaah…! The Chinese raws are out for Chapter 21 and Estella has already translated them! You can find the summary at bxsmanaga: here. I can’t really say much without spoiling it, so please go and check it out… the only spoilers I’ll give here are:

  • Narumi turns out to be bit of a mean girl (kind of surprised that Sakisaka-sensei made her that way, but I guess it makes it easier to dislike her)
  • Touma is trying so hard… I feel bad for him.

L-DK Chapter 41 Spoilers

Here is the summary spoiler for L-DK Chapter 41. To read it, please click and highlight the text below. This summary comes from a wonderful Japanese blog that I read… here’s the link to the original Japanese spoiler: Chapter 41. The blog owner’s posts are so fun to read with a lot of details and comments. 🙂

Chapter 41

Aoi doesn’t know what to say after Kaede finds the photo booth picture. Kaede pleads with Aoi not to say anything to Haru. Kaede feels that if Haru finds out, then she will close off her feelings again. Kaede also asks Aoi not to tell anyone else either until Haru has a chance to convey her feelings and move on. At school, it’s almost time for the mid-semester exams, so Kaede proposes that they have a study group at Yuudai’s house. Back at Aoi and Shuusei’s place, Aoi, thinking about Kaede’s words, isn’t her usual happy self and Shuusei seems concerned. However, they don’t talk about what’s bothering her and Shuusei goes off to take a bath. When he’s done, he sees Aoi sleeping on her side. Lying next to Aoi, Shuusei glances at her lips and neck. He wants to touch her and hold her, but the “no sexual relations under graduation” promise to her father keeps him in check. At Yuudai’s house, Aoi still seems unhappy. Suddenly, someone hugs her from behind, and it’s… Shouta, Yuudai’s younger brother. Apparently Shouta still likes Aoi (from Volume 2). While the guys are outside goofing around, the girls are discussing love. When Kaede blurts out, “Even though you guys went as far as kissing?”, regarding Haru and Shuusei’s relationship, Aoi is frozen in shock. Aoi leaves her seat, and Shouta goes to talk with her. He seems anxious about her relationship with Shuusei. Aoi ends up telling Shouta about their relationship, just as Shuusei appears. Shouta assures them that he won’t say anything but warns Shuusei that feelings could change if he doesn’t hold on to her securely. Shuusei, seeing Shouta hugging Aoi and hearing those words, gets jealous and tells Aoi to come over to him. Exhausted, Aoi is lying down, resting by herself. She wants to believe Shuusei when he told her that he and Haru are just friends, but Haru didn’t deny Kaede’s comment about the kiss. During the time when Aoi, Kaede, Yuudai, and another friend are sleeping, Haru and Shuusei are gone. So where did they go? And Shouta isn’t around either?

Aoharaido – Chapter 20 first look (spoilers)

The Chinese raws are out for Chapter 20! You can find them here. The chapter is split into two parts, so make sure to click on the second part to see the rest of the chapter. *I updated the link for the Chinese raws, so it should be okay now if you had problems earlier.

Updated: the translation for the Chinese raws is here: bxsmanga! Thanks to the awesome Estella for the quick translation!

Updated again: Here’s the Japanese summary at Happy Dream Time. It’s the second summary out of four.

The big news: Kou and Futaba kiss! At the end of the chapter! They both look shocked and it wasn’t intentional. Ahhh… can’t wait to see the Japanese raws.

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Instead of the kiss picture (Futaba looks a little weird), I decided to post one of my favorite parts from this chapter… this is the scene right after Touma calls out to Futaba, forgetting that the microphone is on. She waves hello to him and he looks so adorably happy. Kou is there too and sees everything… the look on his face says a lot, lol.

L-DK Chapter 40 Spoilers

Here is the summary spoiler for L-DK Chapter 40. To read it, please click and highlight the text below. This summary comes from a wonderful Japanese blog that I read… here’s the link to the original Japanese spoiler: Chapter 40. The blog owner’s posts are so fun to read with a lot of details and comments. 🙂

Chapter 40

Aoi and Shuusei return back to their apartment and Aoi is concerned about Shuusei and Haru. Shuusei asks Aoi if there’s something bothering her but she doesn’t answer so he starts tickling her. She finally tells him that she’s worried about Haru. Shuusei tells her that Haru is just a friend. He’s glad that Aoi has become friendly with Haru and the others and thinks that everyone being in the same class and having fun, including Aoi, will be a good thing. During lunchtime at school, Kaede tries to get Haru to admit that she still likes Shuusei in front of Aoi, but Haru won’t admit it. Back at the apartment, Aoi receives a call from Kaede. Apparently she’s on her way over to Aoi’s place and Haru is with her! Luckily, Shuusei is at his part-time job so he’s not there, but Aoi needs to send him a text and let him know. Kaede checks out the place and both she and Haru even see the “no sexual relations until graduation” sign, lol. Shuusei returns back home but Aoi is able to gesture at him to leave before he says anything. Hearing a noise in the entrance, Kaede and Haru go to investigate but Aoi and Shuusei somehow evade them and end up in the bathroom(?). He tells her that they probably don’t need to hide their relationship from Haru and Kaede but Aoi’s not sure because of Haru’s feelings towards Shuusei. Shuusei then starts kissing Aoi and when Kaede calls her name, Aoi has trouble answering, lol. Haru finally confesses to Aoi that she likes Shuusei and apologizes for lying about it. Aoi tries to tell Haru about her relationship with Shuusei, but Kaede interrupts them saying that Haru needs to go home because her brother is waiting. After Haru is gone, Kaede asks Aoi if she’s going out with Shuusei and if they’re living together.

Well, I’m definitely relieved that Aoi and Shuusei talked about her concerns and he reassured her! Still worried about Kaede and what she plans to do though…

Aoharaido – Chapter 19 first look (spoilers)

The Chinese raws are already available and have been translated… you can read the translation here. So fast, wow! Omg, this manga is good! It drives me crazy and makes me happy at the same time, lol.

  • Yes, the phone friend is a girl… like that would surprise anyone, lol. She shows up at the end of the chapter. She has short, dark hair and looks cute, of course.
  • Lots of male bonding going on between Kominato and Kou, which is cool. Kou’s such a loner and pretty aloof, so it’s good to see him open up a little.
  • Kominato discovering that Kou used to like Futaba in junior high and then asking if he still does and Kou blushing. He doesn’t admit it but doesn’t deny it either. 🙂
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    This is after Kominato asks Kou if he still likes Futaba and Kou doesn’t give him a straight answer… I love Kou’s face, annoyed and embarrassed… cute!

  • Futaba asking for Touma’s opinion on guy stuff… awkward (for Touma?) but cute! Touma really seems to like her… almost want them to end up together… almost, but it’s definitely Kou and Futaba! Although with recent developments, it might take awhile.
  • Kou sounds like he’s just trying to help out the phone girl but isn’t interested in her in that way… but she may feel differently… nothing has been said in the chapter, but why bother to add her character to the story then? If so, hopefully Kou is smart and strong enough to resist. Although that would be an opening for Touma… and remember with Strobe Edge, Ninako’s first kiss wasn’t with Ren?

Kiss Yori mo Hayaku (Faster Than a Kiss) raws for Ch 57

The Chinese raws for the last chapter (Chapter 57) are out! Here’s the link to view them: Chapter 57. I can’t read Chinese but it’s nice to see the pictures. 🙂 Some quick comments below (spoilers included):

  • There are several kisses, yes! It seems like Kazuma is making up for all the time he had to wait, lol. (I can’t remember if it was 2 or 3 years?)
  • Fumino is very pretty in her wedding dress. She looks a few years older when she’s calm and serene. After the wedding, she’s back to her aggravated, embarrassed self.
  • Teppei is adorable as always, but he still looks so small… he’s six, right? I thought he would look a little older.
  • The expression that Shoma has when he receives the picture of Fumino on his phone… awww. I haven’t read that far in the manga yet (reading on my own, not the scanlations), but it appears that Shoma has lingering feelings for Fumino.
  • The close-up of their entwined hands with the wedding rings… ohhhhh… maybe they’ve taken it further than kissing?

Thanks, Tanaka-sensei for a wonderful manga series! Otsukaresama deshita! I’m looking forward to her next one. 🙂

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