Well I hope that isn't the last we see of Shiho regardless if they later get together or not. But damn it does make me kinda bummed that Saeko and Miwa couldn't get it together. ALSO HOLDING HANDS UNDERWATER? DOESN'T GET ANY GAYER AND ROMANTIC THAN THAT. Ah and thanks for the spoilers, I've been madly searching for the raws and could never find past
30 or something.
Sure thing! I was so desperate to know myself that I got the books shipped from Japan ahaha (that's how I got raws lol). I'm also really hoping we'll see more Shiho, but their goodbye felt very final. Also you meant Shiho up there, yeah? I'm sad they couldn't get it together either :(
Okay. I got volumes 3, 4, and 5 raw and I can read somewhat. So if you're curious and don't wanna wait...
The next chapter is the last one in volume three. I'm a little fuzzy on the details because I haven't re-read it in a while, but Miwa and Shiho catch up. Shiho apologizes to Miwa again and I think she says she's going to try to be better or something.
All I really remember is at the end, Shiho asks Miwa to "go out" with her and Miwa is stunned and asks how Shiho means it. And Shiho says something like, "What do you mean, what do I mean? We could go to a bar, we could play darts..." etc examples and then the book ends with Shiho saying, "And when you get tired, we can stay in a hotel" looking very sly.
The next volume starts with Miwa and Shiho again but there isn't much of them together, which I was very sad about. Saeko is fine but #teaminukuma anyway. Miwa lies and says she has work early so she can't go out and spend the night at a hotel. Then it's clarified that Shiho didn't mean anything sexual lol and it ends with them exchanging Line usernames. And that's basically it for this volume until the very end where that very loud blonde girl, Rika, takes Miwa's phone and sends Shiho a message, which Miwa understandably panics about. It's fair game, though, cuz Miwa and Saeko break up in this volume.
Volume five has a loooot of them together. Shiho responds to the Line message Rika sent and I think invites Miwa to Okinawa?? I am not sure where Shiho lives, but it's somewhere tropical where they go diving. And Miwa actually goes!!
The big thing that happens is that Shiho only has one twin bed basically so they have to sleep together. Miwa gets super nervous and winds up telling Shiho that they shouldn't share a bed together, I think, and then confesses that she's gay. I couldn't read exactly what Shiho said in response, but she was fine with it. And then I couldn't super read this next bit, but I think Shiho says something along the lines of "It's not like you ever liked me" jokingly but Miwa makes such a sour, nervous face that Shiho is like "oh fuck" and Miwa is like WE SHOULD GO TO BED and they do lol (edit: it's actually the reverse--Shiho says let's just go to bed for now and Miwa agrees kinda panicky
Then there's some gay stuff like Shiho taking Miwa diving the next day and them holding hands underwater. And Shiho remembering the times she felt weird around girls, including that time in high school when she wanted to kiss Miwa. It seems that she didn't know the feelings she experienced were romantic, and she thinks "Maybe I do like girls". So it seems this whole time, Shiho hasn't had an ulterior motive/hasn't consciously seen Miwa that way until now. She sees Miwa asleep and thinks about kissing her again and wonders if they could actually date.
Later that night, MIWA CONFESSES AND IT'S SO ADORABLE. She tells Shiho she likes her and wants to be her girlfriend even though she's just her kouhai. She says she's always liked her, since high school, and I think she says she always will. Shiho asks her to give her some time to think about it. Edit: misunderstood. Miwa says I don't want to be your Kouhai, but your girlfriend. Also Shiho is really freaked out at this part and gathers that Miwa is going to confess
Then the next day, they hang out at a cliff top overlooking the ocean and... Shiho says she can't date Miwa. The specifics are kind of lost on me because kanji, but she does at one point say she loves Miwa. But also that she doesn't have courage, I guess to date her? She says a looot of things, most of which I could not read. But the main gist is, Miwa keeps trying to make them work at first but then she accepts that Shiho won't date her. And then she goes back home and it seems like that's the last of Shiho. They're like... friendly with one another at the airport, but idk that they'll be okay or the same after that. Edit: at the airport, Shiho tells Miwa to hit her up if she's in her area again and Miwa says likewise, then realizes that Shiho probably won't go back because of her family
I really thought they'd get together. All this time, she was just a plot device... Miwa and Saeko start hooking up once Miwa gets back home but it seems like Saeko may have a crush on her coworker who already has a girlfriend. Didn't read much of that part.
Edit: Spent a little more time looking at Shiho turning down Miwa and it seems she was too worried about societal pressure. "In high school it's fine to date another girl but what about after that? Do you tell your friends, the people you work with? Some people are nice, but a lot of people are cruel." Something like that. Then she says she loves Miwa but she can't handle all that. And Miwa says she was happy to hear Shiho's feelings.
I like Shiho alot and honestly Shiho>Saeko, but I think ShihoxMiwa has passed. It would had been sweet if they got together in highschool, but they haven't talked in so long and that means that both girls have grown so much in that gap that maybe their not really compatible anymore. It's the one that got away y'all
I see this to an extent but I don't think Shiho would have been a good partner back then. Her crazy parents and sister, never getting to go out. And she probably panicked about being gay too based on her reaction when she thinks about kissing Miwa.
Shiho mentions that bit at the end "I could only talk to you now" so I think she needed that time away and needed that gap. And now Miwa is at the point where she's finally saying what she's thinking, especially when she called out Shiho. So I think they could work!
Honestly I hope Miwa forgives her. I assumed her first love was gonna be some shitty girl who strung her along. Then to see that she was such a caring and charismatic senpai... swoon~
Does anyone know where to read this raw? I'm addicted.
I actually just went down a terrible hole trying to find raws of the next chapter lol. The official website for the comic this series runs in only has the first three chapters and the last two chapters (44 and 45 at this point which are past volume 4). Apparently you can buy an electronic version of the volumes (our next English chapter, 26, is in volume 3) but since my IP isn't in Japan, it won't let me buy it lol.
So the short answer is, not for this point in the story as far as I can tell without using a VPN lol. Someone else might know though?
From what I could gather from the website where you could buy the raws electronically tho some stuff goes down. Idk how to use spoiler tags or else I'd say what happens ahaha sorry
Edit: Okay, not quite the same, but physicals can be purchased on Japanese Amazon! https://urasunday.com/title/603 I think that link should work. The comics cost less than the shipping lol but I bought Swap Swap this way and it was great
THAT CLIFFHANGER? NO. When I'm falling in love with Shiho myself?
Why was the "mom" at the front gate this time, I wonder. I know a few people before guessed that maybe she was meeting and hooking up with a teacher, so I much prefer a strict parent to that. Still not great though
Ugh, chapter 55 really made it seem to me like she was dating the mouthy girl. She's the one person I don't want Nadeshiko to be with. #TeamAi I feel like the speculation isn't even worth it tho lol like we will never know.
Really bugs me that Risa says "This is thanks to your mom". It's true, but what a weird thing to say before kissing your partner. Also still salty that Aya wouldn't have confessed if not for that conversation with her mom.
I did wanna see Moe and Hikari together but for this series suddenly getting cancelled, I'll take what I can get. Bye, Lily Marble!!
Wow this manga is way better than I thought it would be based on the first chapter or two. I'm still rooting for dark spiky haired girl but this development with Sayo is cute, too! Love that the random girl was introduced just to force that scene to happen lol (though I guess she could be relevant later).
Are we just going to skip over the cliffhanger from chapter 13?! Why?!
As far as chapter 14 goes, I was hoping this Usshi person would be ace. I guess she still could be but the jealousy with the band dude made it seem like she wasn't going to wind up ace after all. The heart to heart with Miwa was definitely cute but...
Idk, I don't understand why this chapter is where it is or why it is? Since when do we care about this character enough for her to have her own chapter, especially after that cliffhanger? Gah
Ahh, CCS was my first manga back when I was 9. It was printed right to left, which I'm not sure all English versions did back then, and that was fascinating to me. When I finally figured out that Tomoyo loved Sakura, I was so scandalized... only to wind up gay myself hahaha... ha
I want to like this because the art is gorgeous and it seems like it will actually tackle polyamory but there is just something really not sitting well with me. I think it's the tutor. She doesn't seem like a real person.