[Manga] Hatsu Koi Shimai Chapter 10

[Posted @ 4:21 PM]
As promised, Hatsu Koi Shimai Chapter 10! Btw, Happy New Year!!! Um, in around 2 and a half hours time?

Happy 2008!


As this series is licensed by Seven Seas Entertainment, LLC, please buy your own copy to show your support for the mangaka and Seven Seas so that they could licensed probably more shoujo-ai mangas for us =).

I do not scan, so I don't claim credit for it, so please do not ask me where I got my scans. PLEASE.

Click on the scans and a new window will open and bring you to the larger and clearer version.

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

Hatsu Koi Shimai 1. Hatsu Koi Shimai 2.

It's the end of the summer semester exams and Akiho asked Chika what plans she's got for the holidays. Chika just grinned to herself before she could reply, it's time for classes and they rushed off. Chika felt very excited that she could plan on how to spend the first semester holidays in Tsunokamizaka Girls' Academy with Haruna. Touko-sensei who was standing beside Chika surprised her by saying it's time to enter the classroom and went on to tease Chika by cooking up some weird notions of offering one-to-one remedial lessons after school lol. Touko's fangirls in class heard that and demanded remedial lessons too lol. Touko appeased the crowd by changing the subject to announce their semester results.

Hatsu Koi Shimai 3. Hatsu Koi Shimai 4.

During break, Chika met up with Haruna at their secret garden for lunch, even though it's already summer, the girls were feeling rather cooling under the shade of the trees. While eating, Haruna asked how was Chika's semester results lol, Chika nervously replied that there's no problem and added secretly she had a borderline pass lol. Glad with the reply, Haruna told Chika that she wanted to spend the summer holidays with Chika and she even remembered Chika's birthday [August 11th].

Chika then took out some cheese tarts she made for Haruna as she remembered Haruna seemed to like cheese. Haruna was impressed, not only was Chika good at handicraft but also in culinary too. Chika told Haruna to have more and suddenly she made a pun on how easily Haruna was 'satisfied' with 'tart' lol ['チ-ズタルト' = Cheese Tart, the word 'タルト' Tart/Taruto had the same pronunciation as Satified '足ると']. Looking at Haruna's blank expression, Chika thought she had made a fool out of herself again lol. To her surprise, Haruna started giggling, called Chika cute and went on to make a drama expression on the admiration she had for Chika lol.

Haruna revealed that she love to watch Japanese Comedy Variety shows and went on to list the names of the shows which Chika had totally no idea about. Chika's really happy that she found out another new thing Haruna likes and wanted to know more and more about Haruna. Placing her hand over Chika's, Haruna confessed that she wanted to reveal her real self to Chika too, even though she might be clumsy in her expressions but she always wanted to be near and the most close to Chika.

Hatsu Koi Shimai 5. Hatsu Koi Shimai 6.

As Haruna was confessing her feelings to Chika, little did they knew that Akiho was watching them from afar with a rather blank look on her face and turned away. Chika was touched by Haruna's words as she never had thought of having this scene with Haruna. Haruna went on to kiss Chika, whispering that she likes her ... more than anyone else and Chika answered that she too. Chika felt like even though she closed her eyes, she's embraced by a ray of light, so bright and warm.

Hatsu Koi Shimai 7. Hatsu Koi Shimai 8.

As Akiho was walking back, she met Touko who asked if she's feeling fine. Akiho smiled and said she's fine as her heart has been released and probably it's because of Touko-sensei who had listened to her feelings back in Chapter 9. Touko smiled and replied that she's very happy as she's been waiting for Akiho to say these kind of words to her ... and asked whether if Akiho felt a little love for her yet? lol. Akiho was pretty much shocked speechless. Chiori interrupted the friendly chat by reminding Touko-sensei that a teacher was calling for her.

When Touko-sensei left, Chiori pointed out that Akiho seemed rather chummy with Touko-sensei. Akiho blushed and protested rather half-heartedly. Chiori murmured, then it's good ... lol. Chiori then noticed a girl [New character!] who was wearing another school's uniform hanging around the area. Chiori called out to the girl and told her that outsiders are not allowed within school compounds and there's no special events ... The girl merely smiled, patted Chiori's shoulders, said sorry and left with an excuse losing her way as she found the school area beautiful. Chiori was left feeling puzzled at the girl's actions.

Hatsu Koi Shimai 9. Hatsu Koi Shimai 10.

Meanwhile, Kirika and Miyu were on the rooftop enjoying the breeze as Miyu's practicing the scripts for her club. Miyu told Kirika that she felt rather embarrassing that she seemed to be taking on a role of a Princess this time. Kirika shyly replied that the role of the Princess's suitable for Miyu, causing Miyu to blush. Miyu added that of all people, Kirika should know that she's rather tomboyish when they were young and once she got into a fight with a bully who bullied Kirika. Kirika protested, saying that but she's now ... now ... Miyu interrupted and asked how's Kirika's doing in her Archery club instead.

Kirika replied that probably having a high school competition on mid July. Miyu was totally impressed and told Kirika to try their best together for the practices during their summer holidays. It's almost end of break, before going, Miyu carefully untangled Kirika's hair which was tousled by the breeze. Chuckling, Miyu harmlessly mentioned that Kirika never really did change much. As Miyu left, Kirika uttered to herself that she's not good at all ... because she never really did change ...

Meanwhile, Chika and Haruna were acting all lovey-dovey as they noticed each other still wearing the precious rings they made for each other. As the girls chatted about the handicrafts Chika made, Haruna mentioned that it would be nice if she could visit Chika's house. No doubt, Chika happily agreed.

Hatsu Koi Shimai 11. Hatsu Koi Shimai 12.

That night, Haruna asked Akiho to help with the computer, to her surprise, Akiho found out that Haruna didn't even switch on the power of the computer lol. When Haruna explained to Akiho that she wanted to find dessert recipes as Chika's visiting their house that weekend and she wanted to make some for her. Akiho told Haruna not to force herself to do something she's not really good at. That weekend, Chika was astonished when she found out that Akiho and Haruna's house was that huge lol.

When Haruna greeted her at the door, Chika bowed formally, thanked Haruna for inviting her and even presented her a gift of appreciation lol. Haruna smiled, asked Chika in and served her a glass of cocktail, a mixture of passion fruit and grapefruit. Haruna added that the fruits mentioned above seemed to suit Chika pretty well ... As Haruna went to get a knife to slice the Blueberry cake Chika brought, Chika was musing how happy she was that Haruna had prepared the cocktail especially for her.

Hatsu Koi Shimai 13. Hatsu Koi Shimai 14.

Chika noticed a photo of the young Akiho and Haruna on the side and gushed how CUTE both of them were lol. Chika then told Haruna who just entered the room that she really admired how close the sisters are as she's an only child. Chika then asked to see the sisters' baby photo albums, but was refused by Haruna who quickly gave an excuse that she couldn't find the photo albums at the moment.

The girls then went to slice the cake, Chika couldn't help but feel that the atmosphere was a little weird just now and wondered if she's oversensitive or what. As both of them had cake, they're so consumed in their thoughts that the cake had no taste. - END of Chapter 10 -

Haruna's hiding something from Chika, ... does it have anything to do with Akiho? Chapter 11 will come probably later this weekend or next week.

Random rants;

New Year Eve Dinner Feast!

Resolution for the new year is to lose 10kg!!! LOL.

Oh yeah, went to watch 'I am Legend' and 'The Golden Compass' this afternoon at Golden Village ... both movies were ... well okay la. 'I am Legend' kinda feels like 'Resident Evil: Extinction' with the worldwide apocalypse thingy, man-eating zombies/doggies but the former focuses more on the humane and psychological feelings of man. The need for contact and I remembered my dad said that 'Humans are born social beings' when I said I can live alone lol.

[Signing off @ 9:35 PM]

PS: New Song of the Month for January 2008, Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai - Naraku no Hana!

[Manga] Hatsu Koi Shimai Chapter 9

[Posted @ 7:49 PM]
This is a pretty long chapter and I've added two more pages to this Chapter's summary, so ... enjoy ... the KISS! [And it's not the forehead kind]


As this series is licensed by Seven Seas Entertainment, LLC, please buy your own copy to show your support for the mangaka and Seven Seas so that they could licensed probably more shoujo-ai mangas for us =).

I do not scan, so I don't claim credit for it, so please do not ask me where I got my scans. PLEASE.

Click on the scans and a new window will open and bring you to the larger and clearer version.

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

Hatsu Koi Shimai 1 and 2.

Recapturing from the previous chapter, Chika's feeling very tired that morning because Chiori had 'forced' her down to thread the beads into bracelets, wrist bands, necklaces, rings etc for sale for the cultural ceremony the next day. As for Akiho, she's been ignoring Touko-sensei after the unpleasant outburst in the previous chapter.

Hatsu Koi Shimai 3. Hatsu Koi Shimai 4.

It's finally the day of the Cultural Ceremony event, Chika's still busy/whining making the beads products because the ones she made before the day were bought over by her classmates lol. Miyu suggested to Chiori that they help Chika out too, instead of just leaving everything to her. Miyu then whispered to Chika about Haruna's whereabouts, urging her to invite her to a date. When Chika reached for her pocket to touch the ring Haruna made, she realized it's not there!

Chika gave a lame excuse of going to the bathroom and rushed off to find the ring, leaving Chiori very pissed off. The skies started to turn grey and it began to rain pretty soon as Chika's still searching for the ring. Haruna felt a twist in her gut and a moment later, Akiho came rushing to inform her that she saw Chika looked rather pale a while ago and wondered what had happened.

Hatsu Koi Shimai 5. Hatsu Koi Shimai 6.

In the pouring rain, Chika's still searching for the ring, blaming herself for losing it and doubted her ability to save Haruna's heart. Haruna managed to find Chika and told her that she'll catch a cold in the rain and suggested that they return. Chika answered that she couldn't. Haruna closed the umbrella she holding, much to Chika's protest and replied that if Chika's not returning, she wouldn't too.

Haruna added that she felt safety from Chika's smiles yet she hurt her so much ... 'I'm such a cruel person.', Haruna ended. Chika began bawling that Haruna's not a cruel person at all and that she's the terrible one cos she lost the ring Haruna gave to her. Losing the ring is like losing Haruna's heart, Chika continued and she felt that she had let Haruna down and this rain could not even atone her carelessness.

Haruna told Chika just to make another one, but Chika protested that it's not it ... it's the first time she had this kind of feeling, for the sake of saving Haruna, she would do anything. In Chika's heart, Haruna is more important than anything else in the world! After the declaration from Chika, Touko makes her appearance, congratulating them on a 'binding' statement and being the 'villain' was worth it. Chika's so pissed that she lashed out at Touko-sensei for making a fool of her. Smiling, Touko replied that she's always been serious and added that she likes Chika and also likes Haruna too.

Hatsu Koi Shimai 7. Hatsu Koi Shimai 8.

Touko then proposed that they take refuge in the shelter. While walking, Touko lol touched Haruna's hand and smiled at her, much to Chika's dismay and jealousy. After finding a shelter, Touko left, with Chika damn pissed and sure that Touko-sensei's making a fool of her again lol. Haruna told Chika to stretch her hand out and placed the ring on Chika's ring finger. [Seemed like Touko only wanted to give the ring to Haruna when they touched earlier on.] Chika's embarrassed when she realized the ring was placed on her ring finger!

Haruna decided to tell her past about the senpai [Senior] she admired to Chika and admitted that she had dated the senpai ... [!?] no ... Haruna added, maybe it's her own wishful thinking. As long as she's with her senpai, it doesn't matter if she's given the cold shoulders by her friends. However, ... the senpai had abandoned her in front of everyone and reflecting back, Haruna wondered if the senpai was protecting her in some way. From then day, Haruna always felt ill and didn't attend school, the fear of facing the senpai so she's always running away.

As for now, Haruna wondered why was she still avoiding yet she's not pursuing the issue ... it's then that Haruna understood it's all because of Chika. Haruna thanked Chika for the time when they were having cake in the cafe [See Chapter 5], whereby Chika had passionately declared that she would continue to chase Haruna.

Hatsu Koi Shimai 9. Hatsu Koi Shimai 10.

Meanwhile, Akiho finally caught on to Touko-sensei's real motive in coming between Chika and Haruna's relationship. Nevertheless, Akiho's still pissed at Touko-sensei's reckless kinda of interference as it could cripple the relationship. Touko replied that if so, just break up and added that such superficial love will not last long. Touko revealed that she had someone she likes too but her feelings were not conveyed and as such, there's no development. Touko don't want such situation to repeat itself again ... like real, Touko grinned, probablt trying to ease the tension.

Akiho confessed while crying that her feelings were not conveyed ... Chika could give Haruna happiness, vice versa and she's alright with it, even though it's been like that, she's alright with it. Touko embraced Akiho and was happy that Akiho had shown her true feelings at last. Touko started to comfort Akiho that she had tried her best and praised her for being strong and mature. Overwhelmed by the whirling emotions inside of her, Akiho cried her heart out at the expense of Touko. Touko made light of the situation by stating that it seemed like she had been always making Akiho cry.

A while later, Akiho began to calm down and was embarrassed that she had been crying on Touko's shoulders. Touko smiled and said that it's okay because they're really close anyways lol. Everything between them seemed okay after this and the rain stopped so they returned back.

Hatsu Koi Shimai 11. Hatsu Koi Shimai 12.

Else where, Chika and Haruna were enjoying the light breeze in their secret garden after the rain. Chika then asked if Haruna brought the ring she made for her as she wanted to slip the ring on Haruna's finger. [KYAAAAHH~, it's like they're exchanging wedding vows or something lol]

Hatsu Koi Shimai 13. Hatsu Koi Shimai 14.

With tears in their eyes and both their hands clasp together in a tight fit, Haruna confessed that she's not afraid anymore ... as long as she's with Chika ... 'Me too,' replied Chika. Haruna with love shining in her eyes, leaned over to Chika and ...

Hatsu Koi Shimai 15. Hatsu Koi Shimai 16.

... whispered to Chika that she likes her before kissing her and in her heart, she's thanking Chika for giving such warmth, fuzzy feelings of love with her. Chika described the kiss as gentle, warm and with a little taste salty rain drops [lol]. Towards the end, Chika swore that she would always stay by Haruna's side and would always love her. - END of Chapter 9 -

A fantastic end to Volume 2 and Chapter 9, AT LONG LAST, they kissed LOL. I'm kinda surprised that Haruna took the initiative to lean down and kiss Chika ... not to mention the kisses in later Chapters heh. Seriously, the intense sweetness flowing from the two of them were ... lol totally made me feel like I had toothache.

A couple was formed, we got three more to go ... any guesses?

When there's a certain amount of people who got it right, I would post a link where all will get to enjoy scans of additional sketches, profiles of the Characters from the tankoubons [Volume 1 & 2].

So, get guessing!

Random rants;
Actually, I had the summary typed out on the day I posted Chapter 8 lol, I was totally on a roll and kept typing and typing which was fun cos I haven't had this kind of feeling for a long long time. I'm rather sick of my 4-posts-per-month mannerism these few months, well, I guess it's because I was worried about my personal stuff and it still ain't solved as yet. Hopefully, I get the good news on January 2008 ... then I'll probably be on some kind of hiatus where I'll go work my butt out for Chinese New Year and prepare my stuff for studies after the CNY lol.

I have to start acting like an adult ... and with any luck, I get settled in UQ quickly and I'll start blogging again! I'm really worried who will purchase the mangas for me when I'm not in Singapore, chuz was like, 'I'm not doing that, I'm not going to buy those 'girly girly' books for you, I mean how will others see me!?', he exclaimed, to my disappointment. What an unreliable brother.


[Signing off 8:13 PM]

Merry Christmas! [2007]

[Posted @ 10:00 AM]
Merry Christmas to All!!!

Haruka Is Everyone's Christmas Angel.

Minami Haruka from Minami-ke is everyone's Christmas Angel lol. BANCHOU!!!

Christmas Tree At Home!

This Christmas tree, it's actually Juniperus chinensis not Abies also known as Fir and as the name suggested, yes it's from China lol. Juniperus and Abies are different O_o!!!

Christmas Feast!

Don't you love the wonderful presentation?

My Plate of Christmas Feast!

A piece of well-marinated Black Pepper Chicken Chop, two slices of Tomatoes and Cucumbers, a serving of Deep-fried Fish Fillet, Broccolis dipped in Cream of Mushroom, a dash of Pepper-flavoured French Fries, a Fried Shrimp and last but not least, a slice of Garlic Bread, all nicely arranged and ready to be eaten! Oh and furnished with a small bowl of hot peppery cream of mushroom soup !

Christmas Log Cake!

After the fulfilling dinner, it's time for dessert lo, LOG CAKE from Bengawan Solo~

I watched to have Shizuru-sama in front of AAD's screen with the goodies in front on the messy desk but I was kinda hungry so I dug in first, by that time, it was too late ...

Well that's all, I might do up Hatsu Koi Shimai Chapter 9 tomorrow or somewhere this week! I'll be catching up to Chapter 12 hopefully by end of January 2008! Till then, cya!

[Signing off @ 10:40 PM]

[Manga] Hatsu Koi Shimai Chapter 8 + December 2007 Purchases - Play-asia.com

[Posted @ 2:10 PM]
Ehh, seemed like the release of Volume 1 was pushed back ... only be available on January 2008. Anyways, scroll down to the bottom to see my purchase of MELIN's Candy☆Boy [CD+DVD] from play-asia.


As this series is licensed by Seven Seas Entertainment, LLC, please buy your own copy to show your support for the mangaka and Seven Seas so that they could licensed probably more shoujo-ai mangas for us =).

I do not scan, so I don't claim credit for it, so please do not ask me where I got my scans. PLEASE.

Click on the scans and a new window will open and bring you to the larger and clearer version.

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

Hatsu Koi Shimai 1. Hatsu Koi Shimai 2.

Recapturing from the previous chapter, everyobe were stunned by Haruna's uncharacteristic display. Haruna apologized, worked up an excuse of surprise for her behaviour and left. When Akiho asked if Chika's alright, Chika turned with a smile on her face and replied that she's fine.

Chika understood that Haruna must fighting a battle on her own as she's the kind of who will keep her troubles to herself. Chika added that even though she had not known Haruna that long, but she briefly knew how Haruna felt till then she will wait and smile for Haruna.

Hatsu Koi Shimai 3. Hatsu Koi Shimai 4.

Touched, Akiho told Chika not to let loose of Haruna's hand and if it's Chika, she would be able to help Haruna. Chika smiled and agreed, Akiho continued that if it's her ... she doubt so ... as Chika was about to say something, Touko-sensei appeared and reminded them that they were late for classes. As the girls rushed to attend their lessons, Touko wondered if Akiho's really alright with things.

During homeroom, it was decided the paired junior/senior classes 2-3 and 3-3 were putting up a cafe cum sundry store for their cultural ceremony event. The girls were then assigned to their respective tasks, Chika took the initiative to thread beads with Haruna.

Hatsu Koi Shimai 5. Hatsu Koi Shimai 6.

Both girls then started to thread the beads into bracelets, wrist bands, necklaces, rings etc. Haruna's having a hard time with hers and dropped her beads while she's stringing them to the threads lol. Chika couldn't help but giggled at Haruna's cute reactions and Haruna was pouting yet fine with it. Chika's really amused that Haruna's surprisingly clumsy in handiwork while Haruna's impressed that Chika's really good at it.

Chika then taught Haruna how to make rings instead, as it's easier. Akiho looked a sadly at the pair and this was noticed by Touko-sensei. Haruna's finally done with her first creation, a rather plain ring, she added. Chika's proud of herself when Haruna smiled happily as it's the first time she did something like that. Chika exchanged the ring she made with Haruna and told her that she will wait for the moment when Haruna felt right to tell her what happened and till then, the ring will be their promise.

Hatsu Koi Shimai 7. Hatsu Koi Shimai 8.

As Haruna was about to say something, Chiori interrupted them by hollering at Chika for slacking off lol. Chika showed her creations to Chiori much to her surprise, apologized for the outburst. With all commotion, Haruna quietly slipped out of the classroom with the ring Chika made for her in her grasp. Touko-sensei noticed Haruna's leave and followed her, stating that Haruna's cruel.

Touko went on to ask what's Chika to Haruna, while Chika was trying her best for Haruna however all Haruna's doing was to gaze at other stuff ... Haruna was momentarily stunned by the truth in Touko's words. Just then, Akiho arrived and warned Touko-sensei not to say anything strange to Haruna. Touko smiled and agreed, as long as Akiho wished so.

Hatsu Koi Shimai 9. Hatsu Koi Shimai 10.

Haruna didn't say much about what happened and they returned back to the classroom. Later at home, Akiho knocked on the door of Haruna's room as it was time for dinner. When Akiho opened the door and saw Haruna crying against her bed and rushed to ask what had happened. Haruna smiled, wiping her tears away and said it was nothing. Akiho was a little hurt, she was hoping Haruna would tell her anything. Haruna told Akiho to have her dinner first, Akiho left the room with a smile on her face then broke down as she was disappointed in herself that why couldn't she be the one ...

The next day, Kirika was running away from Miyu and hid behind Chika whom she had knocked onto earlier on. Kirika protested against wearing the fluffy maid-like uniform for the cafe lol. Chika then noticed that Haruna wasn't in the classroom and wanted to go find her but was held back by Chiori who ordered her to display her true talents by threading beads for sale lol.

Hatsu Koi Shimai 11. Hatsu Koi Shimai 12.

As she was working, Chika couldn't help but take out the ring Haruna made to admire and giggled to herself that with that in mind, she would try her best. Meanwhile, Akiho confronted Touko-sensei's motives in the relationship between Chika and Haruna. Touko-sensei wondered what. Akiho told Touko that because of her, the two of them were deeply hurt. 'Shouldn't it be three?', Touko added. Akiho played along with Touko's statement and answered that her people important to her were been hurt, it would kind of consider her as the victim too.

Grinning, Touko shifted her face near to Akiho and replied that among the three, Akiho's the one who's hurting the most. Akiho was pissed at that statement and lashed out at Touko. Touko laughed at Akiho's dramatic expressions and comment on the differences between the sisters. Leaning nearer to Akiho, caressing one of her ponytails, Touko repeated her statement that Akiho's really different from Haruna.

Hatsu Koi Shimai 13. Hatsu Koi Shimai 14.

Touko's smirking expression was wiped off when she noticed that Akiho's crying. Touko hurriedly released her grasp and tried to apologize, saying she has no meaning to what she said. Akiho merely told Touko not to harass her again and left. Just then, Chika's miserable that she didn't managed to see Haruna that day but when she was reminded of the ring [Haruna made] in her pocket, she was up and raging to go visit Haruna lol.

However, an arm stopped stopped her, it was Chiori, who dragged Chika back to class to continue making the bead threads for their performance. As the girls left, Touko was seen picking up the ring Haruna made that Chika had dropped earlier on. - END of Chapter 8 -

LoL, you guys must be thinking what a jerk Touko is by making Akiho cry isn't it? Well, I was at first, but this is necessary for later development XD. Chapter 9 would be a total blast, count on it!

December 2007 Purchases - Play-asia.com;

Play-asia.com December 2007 Purchases 1.

YES! It's finally here after ... almost 18 days ... XD.

Play-asia.com December 2007 Purchases 2.


Play-asia.com December 2007 Purchases 3.

The flash kept reflecting lol, couldn't get a good shot, except this.

Play-asia.com December 2007 Purchases 4.

The CD + DVD, along with the small thin paper lyrics lol, how cheapo.

Random rants;
I'm getting really slow in my Hatsu Koi Shimai chapter summaries, gotta buck up, just 4 more chapters to go before I catch up to the latest Chapter 12! But I think Yuri Hime 11 is coming out soon next month lol. Speaking of Yuri Hime, Yuri Hime S Vol.3 is out!!! If you're a fan of 森永 みるく [Morinaga Miruku], the tankoubon of her work, GIRL FRIENDS is out around 2 weeks ago.

Here's the cover of the tankoubon;

GIRL FRIENDS Volume 1 by Morinaga Miruku.

Enjoy! Whoa, there's alot of pics in this post lol.

[Signing off @ 5:56 PM]