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Misuzu one-upping Carol at the very end of Carol's own arc would be the stupidest shit. Hopefully my assumption are wrong, because for as much as Carol might have crossed the line in this arc at times (questionably), she remains a much better friend to Tomo than Misuzu has been for a while.
>Misuzu not dead
>Misuzu letting Carol know nothing she's done was novel and there's nothing new under the sun
>Misuzu being jaded knowing Tomo & Jun will never happen
>Misuzu being internally glad about that
And now we can HIATUS in peace.
>she remains a much better friend to Tomo than Misuzu has been for a while.
Misuzu dated Jun but he wasn't off limits back then, Carol put the moves on Jun knowing how Tomo feels.
I'm more referring to Misuzu constantly manipulating Tomo and Jun to maintain the status quo for her own selfish benefit. It's the continual bullshit from her that made me happy to believe that Carol was finally providing her some measure of comeuppance in this arc.
Well she accomplished partially what they set out to do. Jun has been seeing Tomo as a girl since the festival arc. If I recall correctly she even had an inner monologue about how Jun has to finally see Tomo as a girl during the ride home from the beach.
Misuzu has clearly been manipulating Tomo and Jun. What do you think the reason has been for that? Carol hasn't been repeatedly referring to Misuzu's ulterior motives for nothing.
Title: Let's catch him
Misuzu: That boy's weakness has left him in an awful state... It'd be best if you stayed away from Tomo for a while. (small text) So he won't run away
Carol: Sorry for making you eat lunch with me
Misuzu: it's really quite a bother
Misuzu: Judging by the way you're acting, senpai must have given quite the reaction
Carol: Yeah! Kou-chan was making the craziest face!
Misuzu: You're a frightening woman...
Misuzu: I have no clue what you're trying to do just leaving everything like this, so... is it about time I start getting closer to senpai?
Carol: That's fine!
Carol: .... can you?
You can see the fear in Cotton's eyes.
>Can you actually pull it off?
So basically Misuzu is going to help Carol right? She's going to rile Senpai up with comments about Carol like she would do with Jun about Tomo in order to try and get him to notice Carol in a new light.
I guess that makes sense. Mentally, I was approaching it from an entirely different perspective. That's fine, I suppose, though it doesn't make for a great final page and I'm really hoping the next arc isn't focused on Kou, Misuzu, and Carol. It's time for a Jun and Tomo arc.
Misuzu getting close to senpai? Yeah i can see that happening. In her fucking dreams.
>Misuzu: Okay I did it. He came inside but yesterday was a safe day so I think I'm good.
>Carol: Goo-... wait what?
If he doesn't see Carol as a fuckdoll now as is he is probably gay.
Their last two arcs have provided a small amount of progress with Jun both times. I mean, even though I enjoyed this arc well enough, the alternative to a Tomo and Jun arc can often be dreadful (see the Misuzu arc that followed the festival arc).
What the fuck is happening to Misuzu's body? Did that stupid faggot Fumita actually hire assistants or is she both bulimic and going through a growth spurt?
Misuzu is a vindictive shallow bitch, not to mention that Carol is a wedge inbetween her and Tomo's relationship and Cotton's actions are trying to change the status quo, meanwhile Misuzu wants to enforce it, because (at least at the moment) it suits her
Where were you when you realised Misuzu was the real antagonist of this series?
So that anon was right, the cliffhanger is for Kou.
He's off limits because Carol and Misuzu both know Tomo is in love with him and it's wrong to go after your close friends object of affection. This is basic girl understanding 101.
>Misuzu wants to enforce it
Wrong. What she wants is for Tomo and Jun to go out, with her being Tomo's best friend. Do you idiots even read the manga?
>This is basic girl understanding 101.
Oh I wish anon.
>Misuzu: I have no clue what you're trying to do just leaving everything like this, so... is it about time I start getting closer to senpai?
>Carol: That's fine!
>Carol: .... can you?
This can't be right.
>Tankoubon omake of Misuzu replacing Carol for the bed scene and Jun bullying her by being reactionless and mocking her tits.
Fumita, I know you lurk, do it faggot.
I can concede that she cares for Tomo, because she genuinely does, but if she starts dating Jun then there goes the girly friend she always wanted
She's holding up the relationship because she's selfish
though Jun is fully responsible too
>What she wants is for Tomo and Jun to go out
She doesn't want this, but she isn't going to attempt to prevent it. Stop being such a stooge, anon.
omake with misuzu parents when? the one with carol parents was great
In real life nobody would find out that Jun had sex with Carol until about 2 weeks before the wedding ceremony. Carol would get disinvited and Jun would have to crash on Tanabe's couch for a bit. Eventually Tomo's anger would subside, Jun would come back, they'd talk things out, the closing music from Scrubs would play, and Carol would get an email reinviting her.
have Senpai and Misuzu ever really directly interacted 1v1?
fuck off shitogefag. tsugumi basically won as well since a fantasy of hers was to be his mistress and there's no way raku could've said no to 20 year old model tsugumi with long hair.
In real life they definitely did
Tomo is a pussy. Jun suggests postponing off the ceremony for a bit, Tomo freaks, and to prove to Jun that she's over it she reinvites Carol (it would also fuck with the seating too much because Kou and Carol's mom/dad are also invited). She never makes eye contact with Carol again and cries in the bathroom after Jun falls asleep for the next two nights.
>nisekoifags once again bring their shit series up in different series thread because they know an actual nisekoi thread would die quickly
This is what would be best, for Misuzu to throw some shade at Carol, but do you really trust Fumita not to go with the path more traveled?
The title of the page is "Let's Catch Him"
>Carol's mom/dad are also invited
If Carol gets uninvited why would they still be in? The only reason they would be coming is because they're Carol's parents. Senpai I can see seeing as he is a Karate buddy.
At least Marika actually tried to win and didn't cry like a bitch when she lost after giving it her all.
Tsugumi spent 200+ chapters constantly shittalking Raku and denying that she was in love with him despite anyone with even a micron of a brain cell could admit to themselves that daydreaming about being married to someone means they love them.
Thing is that Misuzu knows that Jun/Tomo wouldn't being happy being lovers if it evaporated their friendship. She just doesn't care
What is the symbolism behind the shapes of their lunchboxes?
Yeah but Carol's folks are at the parents table and Gorou doesn't want to sit next to Misaki. Kou wouldn't go because he'd be a whipped little bitchboy attached at the hip, so now the friend table has 3 girls and Tanabe and Misuzu is uncharacteristically monopolistic.
Can't he just do week or two week long hiatuses? a month is overkill
Let's try thinking a little more critically, anon-kun.
>Tomo muses that dating Jun would be best if it was simply an extension of their friendship
>Misuzu knows this
>Still force-feeds Tomo the "you need to be girly" narrative
>Results in fireworks
I think it's perspective and distance. Top is an up close shot at an angle, with Misuzu at the front of the frame to focus on what she's saying. Bottom is further away straight on focusing on both of them.
okay, a little more fair
And it's not the first time he's fucked the shoulders up in recent memory. Just look at this page.
>He touched her tits in a brotherly way
And Jun sometimes is huge and taller than Tomo even when bending over, while other times he looks like his kid, and then there's senpai. I doubt a day of Aizawa training would do this
Welp. Last page for a while. We tried our best to make it the best we could, hope you enjoy it.
You screwed up the last two panels:
>Misuzu: I don't get why you're going so far to shake things up on your own...
>Misuzu: I mean, how would you feel if I tried to get close to senpai?
>Misuzu: I see...
>Carol: ...Do you think you could?
What's long, hard to avoid & extremely uncomfortable to be struck by?
Hiatus but trucks are more fuckable.
No, Misuzu is in love with Jun. Carol challenges to see if she'd actually be able to aim for a man other than Jun
>Can you (actually bring yourself to do something like that when you're still in love with him)?
>this series used to be good, right?
>carols relationship problems
Literally who fucking cares. The fact that this is the topic we'll start off with when the series returns from month long hiatus annoys me.
Are you implying that we will have rich ojou x tomboy? Double yandere love?
>I think he shopped the face and body from from different pages
I don't think so. There was one instance where people thought he did with the panel of Tomo getting tapped on the shoulder but it turned out he had just redrawn it pretty accurately when the two were overlaid.
And why do people think hentai boy has assistants for his artistically unambitious page-a-day webcomic?
>why do people think hentai boy has assistants for his artistically unambitious page-a-day webcomic?
Because the art has gotten wonky. And assistants goes with the theory that he's sold out and is prolonging this shit for purely monetary reasons.
That's retarded. He wouldn't be going on hiatus every week if he was okay with assistants drawing entire strips. Artists just draw shit differently as they go along; they have no obligation to be on-model when it's their own comic. Look at Jojo for extreme examples of characters being both drawn severely inconsistently sometimes within pages of each other. Araki does have assistants, but they're used solely to do the busywork of things like filling in areas of black so he doesn't have to. It's just how he draws.
You're both wrong.
>Since I don't know what you'll do if I leave you to your own devices, would it be alright if I got close with Senpai?
Carol's reaction is a subject of some debate among the Japanese audience.
Because you're a filthy gaijin
Neither. It's all part of Carol's plan. She's wants to get Misuzu to help by making a pass at Kou and becoming another cog in her relationship Rube Goldberg machine.
Isn't Misuzu saying CAROL should get closer to senpai? Where are all you shitty translators getting that she's suggesting herself? I bet you all got confused by the lack of pronoun, but she's clearly talking about Carol in the previous sentence and the subject carries on into the next.
No, she isn't.
You must have gotten confused because you suck at context.
this line refers to carol, but it specifically mentions that Misuzu doesn't know what Carol is going to do.
By itself, this sentence can either be used to imply that it should be fine for Carol to advance on Misaki.
This is not the correct response to the above implication. いいよ is being used to confirm a permission. Therefore, Misuzu is asking Carol for permission to go after Misaki.
Even without this line, it's easy to understand that Misuzu is talking about going after Misaki the whole time, because you would not assert someone's that plans are beyond understanding and then immediately imply that you understand their ambiguous plans.
tl;dr you suck at context. You tried.
>when everyone thought Carol was actually dumb
That was like, for 2 months. Assuming Carol is unbeatable and always in control works 100% of the time when you try to predict plot.
TL here, I messed up the TL pretty badly.
panel 3 should be:
If I leave you alone, I have no idea what you'll do...
Would it be alright for me to make you two a couple already?
yes, i know I suck
>because you would not assert someone's that plans are beyond understanding and then immediately imply that you understand their ambiguous plans.
Where is that implied? Misuzu is suggesting they drop Carol's plan. She doesn't need to understand it if they do that.
Well, let's take the new TL
"If I leave you alone, I have no idea what you'll do..."
implying her plans are beyond understanding
can translate to "You should be able to get closer to senpai now"
which is a logical inconsistency, because she wouldn't be able to say this unless Misuzu truly understood the depths of Caroline's plans
Of course, the new translation works better and delivers the meaning you went for
"Would it be alright for me to make you two a couple already?"
However it has a problem in that the "for me to [...]" part is not anywhere in the original source, which is only obtainable through context. I suspect this is a line that may have to be fixed as plot is revealed, but he probably got it right anyway.
tss tss FLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOORRRRRRR
Thank goodness, sweet release from this hell.
I don't even have the energy to care about 42D chess anymore.
See you otters in a month.
It does say 10/08 for the tank, but only "beginning of August" for the next page, right?
So it could be anywhere from the 1st to the 25th.
Yeah, fuck me.
And that other anon who said it would bounce back was also right, but it bounced once more back to senpai.
>yfw I'm literally a manga character named Kou
>What are you talking about? Misuzu is gonna fuck with Kou now at Carol's command, and Carol didn't backstab anyone.
But why would Misuzu go after Kou now a telling Carol about it?
That has nothing to do with Jun x Tomo problem Carol messed with, or this is a warning that if Carol won't back out of putting her nose into Jun x Tomo pairing Misuzu will go after sempai to mess Carol up?.
>She merely jokes about it and Carol is like "You said it, I'm gonna hold you to that" and formulates a keikaku.
troll Carol -> Jun
honest Tomo -> Jun
troll Misuzu -> Kou
honest Kou -> Tomo
honest Tanabe -> Misuzu
honest Carol -> Kou
honest Misuzu -> ??? maybe Tomo girl ship
honest Jun -> ??? girls are scary help me Tomo-aniki
Im just sure of one thing. Misuzu has no plans of seducing Sempai or anything lewd like that. She nows that her fragile and petite body will nor awake any interest in sempai who loves real women bodies like tomos or carols.
Misuzu has her own trauma I guess being an anti-social fuck being completely dependent on tomo as her only real friend. Maybe the next arc will shed some light on that too.
Carol is too much of a saint.
>Misuzu is better rival for Jun
>More in common with (base)Jun (anit-social shut-in)
>He clearly saw her pantsu first
>real reason Carol wanted to get into Jun's house because there's ancient nippon treasure that her dutch ancestors buried on lands that his family's property now occupies
>Misuzu might get killed for her prank.
You all need to stop ignoring that panel 4 is not how Fumita historically draws yandere. His art has been all over the place the last few pages.
I feel every Tomo-chan panel has become a Rorschach test for us autists.
Look at his shoulders, it's clearly just Jun wearing a senpai skinsuit.
No big cliff-hanger this time. Ah well, at least it means I don't have to keep checking dropout every morning for a month.
Last time he said "early", he didn't release a new chapter until the end of the month, didn't he?
And she has. He might be free to pursue any girl (as if he could), and any other girl might be free to hit on him. But as far as Tomo's friends are concerned he's off-limits unless Tomo says otherwise.
Either way, I'm expecting at least a month hiatus. He has a new volume to publish, probably some boxes left to unpack and comiket is soon. Does anyone know if he still does doujins for comiket?
That's not really a big cliff-hanger, at least not in my eyes, more the tame start of a new arc of shenanigans. I mean something like ending it a few pages ago when Carol pounced on Jun, or Senpai misunderstanding Carol and going berserk and challenging Jun to a duel or something.
>Senpai misunderstanding Carol and going berserk and challenging Jun to a duel or something.
Why do people think this would happen? Senpai would get wrecked, and if Carol told him that Jun raped her, Jun would be stabbed from behind. No duel, no way.
While I agree this is not much of a cliffhanger
>Senpai misunderstanding Carol and going berserk and challenging Jun to a duel
Isn't much of one either, we'd just go 'oh, so senpai chose to die young uh?'
Some still do it after becoming mainstream and I don't know how popular Tomo-chan is in Japan.
Perhaps because of the blind rage Senpai flew into when he saw Carol half naked and Jun mentioned he wants to fight that Senpai, so he may get his wish.
I'm sure Fumita could have given it an interesting twist, like Misuzu aiding Senpai or something.
>Perhaps because of the blind rage Senpai flew into when he saw Carol half naked
But that was because they literally just fought actual gang rapists. It wasn't him protecting her chastity, it was thinking a group of smelly delinquents had repeatedly pumped her cunt full of their yellow sperm.
But don't forget that Senpai misunderstood the situation that time, just as he misunderstood what Carol just told him. It wouldn't take much more goading from Carol to make him snap again.
>I don't know how popular Tomo-chan is in Japan.
Volume one is rank 24,848 on a.co.jp for books. That's not that bad. I comparison UQ Holder volume 8 that released the same time is at 42,308 (but that's the 8th volume), but Musou Telepathy volume 1 is at 10,630.
If you actually are the dropout translator and what you say is true, can you please release a proper version. That one line you fucked up changes the whole meaning of the chapter.
>victim blaming Jun
Did you also blame Indiana Jones for Crystal Skull?
Thanks. But please be sure it's right. It seems from the thread that it could go either way.
Why is Japanese so damn ambiguous? Or is the author deliberately wording it in a vague way so we can't guess the direction the story is going?
Why do Tomo and co. have so many autistic engrish shirts?
>Tomo-chan threads aren't allowed on Japanese message boards
Why not? Is it really against the law in Japan to have the tomboy childhood friend to win? I thought /a/ was bullshitting me about that.
Nope, Japan really, Really, REALLY hates tomboys. It's literally illegal to to talk about them and if you encounter one you're allowed to run them over. It's how dire things are.
You read too much hentai (or not enough).
Indeed, it's basically a survival mechanism. You wonder why you never really see any older tomboys and the real reason is that they face such pressure that the ones that make it into adulthood choose to become reverse traps to try to pass off as regular guys with regular gfs when deep down they stil year to get headpats from their childhood friends. It's why some asian guys look so girly, they're tomboys in disguise.
>you're probably overestimating Tomo-chans popularity
I suppose tomo's popularity here has skewed my perception of it. I always assume that if 4chan is talking about it, it must be really well known in Japan as well. Nonsense if you think about it, but I still always assume it.
When will we see berserk mode/pseudo-third impact Tomo again?
It didn't hit me until today that we won't have Tomboy shenanigans for a month
When does Japan ever choose the best girl?
Last time they did that, she got trucked.
So yeah, this makes much more sense. And that kinda makes it a good cliffhanger rather than some shitty attempt at a punchline.
I don't get it, unless Carol has a grander plan, couldn't this entire arc have been playing badminton and lying?
>C: Lol I fucked Jun.
>K: Jun, did you fuck Carol?
>J: What huh uh what what's sex I don't know what you're talking about huh stupid
>K: (why would Jun be acting like this unless he fucked her)
Now if he confronts Jun about it he'll just have a lower opinion of Carol because Jun has visible PTSD.
I'ts a bit unclear.
One interpretation is that it seems like Misuzu tried to threaten to do to sempai what Carol did to Jun (possible revenge) but Carol called her bluff and threatened back Misuzi with a "You wanna try?" with the implied threat being that she will taste the full fury of a Cotton Caroline.
I doubt the idea is sincerely for Misuzi to attempt the same trick Carol did since Sempai isn't as much of a little bitch as Jun. We've seen how fertile Carol's family can be. Anyone attempting the same trick on him is going to be impregnated.
>Jun is actual faggot
>Girls literally repulse him
>Had a crush on shota Tomo
>Stopped talking to her in middleschool because he was heartbroken after learning she was a girl
>Dated Misuzu because her body was like a young boy's
>Reason why he got jealous when Tomo talked guys in middleschool was because he had crushes on those guys
>Has trouble touching Tomo when he realizes she's a girl because girls are fucking icky
>Doesn't like Tomo hanging out with Kou because he has a crush on Kou
>Specifically asked Tomo to flake on her plans with senpai in the volume 2 extras so that he could go on the date instead
I think I've got it gents
>Fumita will have Misuzu tie up Kou and have him bound and gagged
You know what this series needs? Tanabe and Misuzu. It's still a fresh dynamic that hasn't been explored yet which could make for a fun read since neither of them seem to hold back their feelings. Senpai is too bland to make arcs centered around him interesting.
Reminder that senpai is going to kill jun next arc
Y, but use the official colors and color the shading differently too so things don't look that flat
I haven't seen anyone complain about mine and I use that as a base. Though another anon knows how to make them look brighter.
both are good, i find it a bit funny that you both used so much effort for shading and then just said fuck it and colored everything in the background blue. I know its supposed to be in the dark but then the shading wouldn't apply
The issue is that, it's hard to know what color anything is, I didn't even choose blue because it was meant to imply it was dark, who knows at what time did this went down, it couldn't have been that late because he ran to tomo afterwards and she was still working out. I just went with it because it was a contrasting color that would make their skin and carol's sweater pop up. It's easier to decide background colors for something like pic related but even that's a guess but white and blue checkered blanket is a common sight in anime.
Mostly I went with it because both the blanket and the situation reminded me of Naota.
>went to see if the new chapter is up
>forgot about the hiatus
He was way more likeable in the earlier chapters that's for sure.