Back to work.
Then maybe I'll throw Gabriel Dropout in as well, seeing it got green lighted and Morally Bankrupt is dead.
[TN: Title is 'Like this from the start']
Year 2 Class 4
Love power: 120 000
I have a senpai that I like
"Give it up, little kitten"
I've been dumped so many times and I know it's impossible.
But one day...
...and I'm being stupid.
How can someone like me get that marvelous prince...
"Ka...Katori-senpai!! Did someone attack you again!?"
"You are...? Is Katori my name?"
"What're you saying!? I'm Kazuko and you're..."
"Ugh... I can't remember"
"Other than the fact I'm so popular, nothing...!!"
"D...did something happen?"
"I don't know... But I only have the confidence that I'm so amazingly popular"
I gotta do something. At this rate his enemy will find him again!!
"Is there someplace safe..."
"A safe place?
"Uh...ummm... a place where nobody can lay eyes on you..."
"Like your house?"
Senpai is in my house...
"I... I'll be waiting over there okay!?"
"Don't go. I'm so popular and afraid"
No weird expectations!!
Senpai is just afraid
And even though he has no memories, senpai and I don't...
"Are you my girlfriend?"
"I have a one sided love..."
"Then will you come in with me?"
"What's wrong, you like me, right?"
Don't get worried over him. He's just teasing...
"I was already dumped by you, senpai"
"Sorry... I can't remember anything"
"But I know that I was a moron"
Why is he giving me such straight eyes...?
Until now, senpai has never looked at me with such eyes...
But it's too late.
If we met like this from the beginning
"If we met like this from the beginning, I wouldn't have dumped you"
"You're lost in love as well, right?"
Even if he has no memories, senpai is senpai...!!
"Even if his memories don't come back, I'll make senpai happy...
"Why're you crying Kazuko-chan?"
"You don't have to be afraid"
"Senpai... has never called me Kazuko-chan before"
"Huh? Was I such an idiot before?"
"To senpai, I was one of his great number of kittens"
"He didn't want to hurt anyone, so he wasn't going out with anyone"
"The one I like"
"Isn't such a sweet idiot!!
"And yet I...!!"
"Huh!? What the...??"
"Just for my own happiness... I... was making senpai..."
"Stop it, kitten!!"
"No I won't stop!!"
"Not until your memories come back..."
"The pain of making women cry"
"Did you memories come back...!?"
"I remember a lot of things. Also that I was an idiot"
"And that this is the first time you dumped me, little kitten"
"For the shower of tears"
The more I think about it, the more I think he's putting up an act to test her.
Anyways, chapter's up. Lemme know if the translation is wrong or something.
I'll see what else I can throw in later.
Maybe to look for an ideal girl. It does sorta make sense that he's acting though. Look back at the last page. He breaks character due to being stunned at slapping herself then he suddenly makes an excuse about him remembering stuff.
I think the manga is organized in seasons. So right now:
Summer (Full bloom)
Fall (Falling apart)
Kinda waiting to see if this will happen or not.
>"Don't go. I'm so popular and afraid"
Looks like the artist dropped a new 4 koma on his site. In which Alice visits her boy's place.
It does sound like Katori speaking, just that since the arrows are drawn it seems like it's Kazuko. Usually when someone offscreen is talking, the bubbles don't have arrows, so I was a little confused.
No, I think he got his memory back and is talking to her directly. Like I said before, I think he's putting up an act and it slipped up due to Kazuko reacting so strongly and purely.
Like in the 2nd panel of that comic, he called her kitten even though in the previous page he was acting clueless. So either his memory actually came back at that moment, or he dropped the act and picked up his usual persona in the 4th panel.
I think it depends. "This is the first time I got dumped by a girl" makes sense if he didn't get his memories back. And since she asked if he did, but all he said was that he "remembered a lot of things", I'm not so sure he actually did get his memory back.
However, if he did, then "This is the first time I got dumped by you" would make sense, since he was the one who dumped her before.
I can't really tell whether he has his memories, or if he's just saying he "remembers the pain of making women cry, a lot of things, and being an idiot" because he wanted her to stop slapping herself.
I think it really goes down to interpretation in the end. I'm on the 'he never lost his memory in the first place' side so that's how I interpreted it. But I can understand if people want to take it face value.
I'll change it to >>144770633 just because it's more ambiguous, which is how I think it works in Japanese, but we're arguing semantics at this point.
She's not. I have rescinded my implied statement.
these two, I swear to God, they are the worst
I think the best part of the manga is how the author is so good at conveying the feelings of the characters, even without words