[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 =).
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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;
YES! It's finally here after ... almost 18 days ... XD.
The flash kept reflecting lol, couldn't get a good shot, except this.
The CD + DVD, along with the small thin paper lyrics lol, how cheapo.
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;
Enjoy! Whoa, there's alot of pics in this post lol.
[Signing off @ 5:56 PM]