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Tuesday, May 2, 2006

[Manga] Strawberry Panic! Chapter 8

[Posted @ 1:52 PM]
Woohoo, why do i want to blog this chapter of Strawberry Panic? Because it kinda confirmed my speculations for the angsty behaviours Shizuma showed in the anime. So I'm assuming the anime is going the same way as the manga. So if you don't wanna be spoilt, DON'T SCROLL DOWN! Don't say i didn't warn ya!!! LoL.


I do not scan, so i don't claim credit for it, i got the scans from Yamibo, so please do not ask me where i got my scans again.

Please do not hotlink on forums, just paste my blog url and direct them to the Strawberry Panic! Page section, thanks.

EDIT: I don't know why I even took the trouble to resize them down lol, maybe because of space problems ... but nevertheless, you may now click on the scans and a new window will open and bring you to the larger and clearer version of it XD, Enjoy. Besides Dynasty Scans is translating Strawberry Panic! Manga so visit them for earlier chapters.

Strawberry Panic! 1. Strawberry Panic! 2.

Ok, in Strawberry Panic! Manga Chapter 8, title loosely translated as 'Flower's Memories'. A word play on Shizuma's surname, Hanazono, 'Hana' means 'Flower' in Japanese. So naturally, it's about Shizuma's past two years ago ... that means it happened when Shizuma was in 4th Grade but she still looked as stunning as ever lol. A juniorA friend from the same class, Tougi Hitomi had introduced another girl, Sakuragi Kaori to Shizuma as her potential partner for the Etoile battle. Probably shy by nature, Kaori kept quiet during the short meeting, Shizuma got bored and turned to leave. Shockingly, Kaori tensed up, boldly hugged Shizuma from behind and confessed to Shizuma that she had admired Shizuma for a long time. Shizuma stunned by Kaori's actions but quickly recovered showed signs of attraction for Kaori.

Strawberry Panic! 3. Strawberry Panic! 4.

Kaori and Shizuma became close friends and had fun with each other. Shizuma even confessed to Kaori that she liked her alot. But their happiness together was short lived, Kaori told Shizuma that she was diagnosed with an incurable illness.

Strawberry Panic! 5. Strawberry Panic! 6.

Shizuma was beside Kaori till her death bed. Shizuma crying at Kaori's funeral. [Sob]

Strawberry Panic! 7. Strawberry Panic! 8.

Back to the present, on the night before the Etoile Battle, there's a pajamas party in Ichigo-Sha. Nagisa asked Shizuma why she had chosen Nagisa to be her partner in the Etoile Battle. Shizuma merely said she felt like it so she had decided.

Strawberry Panic! 9. Strawberry Panic! 10.

Nagisa wondered out loud if she's good enough to be Shizuma's partner as she's just a newly transferred student. Shizuma assured Nagisa that even though this was hasty decision but she was very serious about it. Shizuma asked Nagisa if this was bothering her, if so, she would pull out of the Etoile Battle because she didn't want to be disliked by Nagisa. Nagisa comforted Shizuma's doubts by saying she'll support Shizuma no matter what because Nagisa likes Shizuma. [Aww~] Nagisa blushed when she realized it felt like a confession. Lighten up by Nagisa's words, Shizuma laid down on Nagisa's lap and said that whenever she's with Nagisa, she felt like she's being her own real self.

Strawberry Panic! 11. Strawberry Panic! 12.

Next part, St Spica were having a light tussle over Amane's choice partner in the Etoile Battle. Hikari overheard the conversation, burst out that she didn't mean to and ran off crying. Amane saw the crying Hikari and ran after her. Amane told Hikari that she's sorry and she could only be partnered with Hikari in the Etoile Battle. Staring at Amane's pleading gaze, Hikari's heart melted.

Strawberry Panic! 13. Strawberry Panic! 14.

Hikari promised that she would try her best in being Amane's partner in the Etoile Battle. Touched by Hikari's words, Amane hugged Hikari and sweared that she would not leave Hikari and would always protect her, no matter what. -END-

So sweet~ This chapter is really good, there's a plot for Strawberry Panic! right? I TOLDJA! LOL. I love angsty Shizuma. Hmmm, this chapter explains why Shizuma had broken off with the nameless girl in Chapter 1 because she probably doesn't want anyone to come into her heart again. Once bitten, twice shy. I assume Nagisa would be the one to touch Shizuma's heart ne? XD.

[Signing off @ 2:44 PM]

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