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Friday, March 28, 2008

[Manga] Hatsu Koi Shimai Chapter 12

[Posted @ 7:50 PM]
FINALLY! Here comes Hatsu Koi Shimai Chapter 12 lol XD.


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Hatsu Koi Shimai 1. Hatsu Koi Shimai 2.

Recapturing from the previous Chapter, Kirika was hurt when she cushioned Miyu who slipped and fell ... Filled with guilt, Miyu took to herself to take care of Kirika everyday. Kirika told Miyu to go for her theater club but Miyu said it's alright and offered to take care of Kirika by helping her change her clothes for club lol.

Embarrassed, Kirika protested against that idea, saying that she's glad that she had protected Miyu. However Miyu mumbled that she wished that she was the one injured instead. Shocked, Kirika tried to ask for an explanation. However, Miyu left quickly saying she'll be back later when Kirika finished her club activities, leaving Kirika puzzled.

Hatsu Koi Shimai 3. Hatsu Koi Shimai 4.

After Kirika's club activity, she walked home together with Miyu and they started to reminisce the time when they were young, holding hands and walking like that together. Miyu revealed that along as she's with Kirika she wouldn't cry, no matter how far away they had been, lost or filled with worries. Kirika began to wonder why is that so ... not knowing that they had understood in their hearts that as long as they had each other, nothing else matters.

The next day, Miyu was glad that Kirika's injury was healing well and she might make it in time for the competition. Kirika thanked Miyu for taking care of her and hoped that Miyu will now concentrate on her theater club activities. As Miyu was about to explain something, someone yelled that she had finally found Miyu. It appeared that Miyu had not been going to her theater club activities and the members were getting rather frustrated. As one of the members was about to get Miyu to go back with her, Miyu grabbed Kirika's hand and took off LOL.

Hatsu Koi Shimai 5. Hatsu Koi Shimai 6.

At a safe place, Kirika questioned Miyu why didn't she went for her club practices ... she's the lead, the princess after all ... maybe Kirika thought, it's because of her injury? Miyu cried no and turned towards Kirika, showing her tear-stained face. Miyu explained that when it's time to assign the roles in the play, the others took for granted that Miyu's taking the role of the 'Princess' again. When Miyu tried to protest, saying that she wished to challenge herself by taking up other kinds of roles, however the members in the club insisted that she had the looks of a Princess so she should be the one.

Afterwords, some of the members were disgusted or rather jealous of Miyu taking up the role of the Princess, what more did she want when she already got the best role? In the end, Miyu felt she was been disliked by the club members. Miyu cried that she had wanted to take on different roles in the plays hence for that reason she had joined the theater club. She was frustrated that the people around stereotype her for roles just because of her physical appearance and it's not that she don't want to perform.

Meanwhile, Kirika was pretty shocked when Miyu cried, since she didn't even shed a tear when they were young and went missing. Before Kirika could say anything to comfort Miyu, Miyu threw herself against Kirika, telling her to keep quiet as she didn't want Kirika to unintentionally disregard her will. Miyu confessed that she want to be herself in front of Kirika, regardless of whether she's being stubborn or weak she could be honest to her feelings, no matter where because Kirika's her 'home' she can return to.

Hatsu Koi Shimai 7. Hatsu Koi Shimai 8.

Kissing Miyu on her forehead, Kirika promised that she will always protect Miyu, always. Miyu smiled and chuckled, saying she had been always protecting Kirika too and thanked Kirika for today. Kirika looked confused however Miyu was looking so happy and energetic, replying that she felt great after pouring all her feelings to Kirika lol. [Her change was so ... sudden that I couldn't believe she was just crying a while ago!]

Smiling and feeling somewhat optimistic, Miyu decided to take on the role of the wilful Princess instead and amazed the others that she could too, partake different characters. Kirika was relieved that Miyu looked happy now, giving a megawatt smile, she replied that she will support Miyu then. Miyu requested that after even when Kirika's hand healed, they will still continue to hold hands and walk together. On the other hand, the girls in Akiho's class were spreading news that Touko-sensei might be leaving Tsunokamizaka Girls' Academy as the teacher she's relieving might be returning soon.

Hatsu Koi Shimai 9. Hatsu Koi Shimai 10.

As the girls were bawling about not able to see Touko-sensei again, Akiho probably suffered the most shock, leaving the room in silence and surprising the other girls that Akiho seemed to be a Touko-sensei's fan too lol. Later, Sagara Rie came to see Chiori again and this time Chiori called Rie a stalker and that she's from the high school in the next town ... By this time Rie was in an orgasmic high that Chiori actually went to find out information about her lol. Rie went on explaining that she had always admired Tsunojo but because her grades were that good hence she couldn't enter the school.

However, she couldn't help herself but sneak in the school and after meeting Chiori-chan made her feel like as if she's one of the students in Tsunojo too. Rie told Chiori not to focus on the different uniforms because on the day they met, she had always wanted to have a good friendship with Chiori. Rie continued that maybe Chiori will understand what she meant after saying it out ... but Chiori retorted that there might be a chance that she don't understand.

Hatsu Koi Shimai 11. Hatsu Koi Shimai 12.

Chiori lashed out that Rie, saying how happy Rie must had been and walked off. [Probably angry that Akiho's interested in Touko-sensei and she hadn't got the guts to confess to Akiho about her own feelings] As for our golden couple, Haruna's waiting for Chika to finish her classes and out walked Chika feeling darn unenthusiastic about her summer vacation studies lol.

Smiling, Haruna patted Chika's head for her hard work and Chika's feeling recharged now! [LOL!] Haruna suggested that they go get some cold drinks and met by their secret garden and go back home together after that. Chika volunteered to buy, taking note of Haruna's preferred drink and spinned off lol. Chika blissfully felt her head where Haruna had patted warm and couldn't wait to finish her task and go back to Haruna.

Hatsu Koi Shimai 13. Hatsu Koi Shimai 14.

Meanwhile, Haruna's giggling to herself at how her touch energized Chika. A lady walked up from behind Haruna and commented that Haruna's with a cute girl [Chika]. She went on to add that it's been a long time since she's in Tsunojo ... and it's been a while she last saw Haruna too. Haruna turned back and muttered, 'Senpai!!' - END of Chapter 12 -

Arrival of the Senpai whom Haruna had been pinning for when she was younger, how will Haruna face up to the Senpai? How will Chika feel if she saw Haruna with her ... well ex-lover? LoL. Sounds really scandalous XD.

Random rants;
Been doing nothing but assignments, tutorials, reading lecture notes to reading fanfics, watching ... coughmoviescough and sleeping lol. Sounds like alot but it's a week for me to catch up on the new 'datas' and refresh myself with them. I'm so gona score this sem ... I've never been this hardworking before lol.

[Signing off @ 9:25 PM]


  1. OMG! Thank you for posting Ch. 12 - but what a cliffhanger! ARGH.

    Here's to hoping your week is a great one! And thanks again.

  2. I read this chapter a while back but it's always nice and refreshing to read your opinions on it. :)

    Kirika x Miyu are my favorite couple (for some inexplicable reason, I find myself typically drawn towards characters like Kirika who is calm, cool, feminine, and on top of that, Miyu calls her a "my pace" person lolol). This chapter and the previous one were obviously strawberry spongecakes to me :3. I was hoping that Kirika would kiss KISS Miyu though. Maybe the forehead one is more fitting for Kirika's personality?

    I wish Komao-sensei and Shinonome-sensei had expanded more on their side of the story but now that the series has ended, guess we'll just need to depend on the possibility of future drama CDs.

    Thanks for the great review! Looking forward to more in the near future! ^^

  3. to grace, no problem lol. Hopefully I can post Chapter 13 which is the last Chapter really soon. And thanks, hope yours will be great too!

    to keiri, =), they're my second favourite couple lol ... first is no doubt Chika x Haruna while the third's Akiho x Touko ... Chiori x Rie was sudden, not much developments well ... and yeah like you said if only this series had more time.

    Well, I think Kirika's not that bold yet ... heh I mean they just see themselves as close childhood friends, they knew they like and need each other but just that they haven't realized that they love [Romantic sense] each other? Well, as usual, if only there's future chapters argh.

    You're right, I can look forward to Drama CDs lol .. it's been a while since one was out.

  4. hope the month of april was good to you and the studies are coming along nicely. i had re-read ch. 12 so i could get my fill of schoolgirl drama. and upon the second read, i too have come to enjoy miyu/kirika and wish there was more of them together! the english version of Hatsu Koi Shimai vol. 2 won't be out for ages and who knows about vol. 3 so thanks again for doing these translations!!