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Yeah, the previous girl was still talking after being drained, then she died. She's still sucking on Tina when the story ends, so we don't get to see the process complete.
I don't think the roses being stained red is conclusive either. It could be symbol of lost innocence or whatever, or it could just show that Veronica's breaking her long fast. She stopped liking red when she stopped drinking blood.

Either way it turns out, this is a pretty messed up story. After hearing Veronica's story and seeing how upset it made it her (so depressed that she's kept up her determination to kill herself for 100 years), it's a pretty fucked up thing to ask her to try it again.

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Hayate x Blade ch105, errors on pages 109 and 87 fixed.

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One of her best about adult life, I'd buy the manga for sure to help support her. Hopefully it will be published one day.

If you want to support this series, it's serialized in Galette, a magazine that's sort of a collection of self-published yuri. They have a fairly straight-forward pay-whatever-you-want subscription process through a site call fantia. Here's instructions on their website: https://galetteweb.com/supporters (if you don't speak Japanese, google's auto browser translate does a pretty good job with the instructions throughout the sign-up process).

Also, Morinaga Milk is selling this series chapter by chapter on various online stores. The ebook for this latest chapter was just 165 yen. But it might be a bit of a difficult process to get them to sell it to you if you live outside Japan.

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"Privyet, comrade," said Satou-san, as she sauntered into the factory and laid her tools down beside me. Her uniform was a slimmer fit than my budget for rations and her lips (and political affiliations) were redder than the leftover borscht in my fridge. Though she'd transferred in from a shabby rural town, she had the distant, beautiful air of a Tsarina, and her smile was enough to warm us all against the relentless winter. She had more curves than the all the sickles I'd grown up using, and eyes that gleamed with life throughout our designated work hours. Three hours into our first shift, I already knew that I wished to enter a domestic union with her and contribute more citizens to the Socialist Sapphic State of Lesbos.

I finally understand. Thank you.

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So... what's up with that title :?

It's just a pun with Satou's name.

I spent actual hours digging through all kinds of left-related metaphors, idioms, and pseudo-science, convinced it had to be more than a stupid pun. But no. That's all. And their names don't even really contain the characters for left and right, just kanji that have them as radicals. Part of me still believes that there's some hidden, profound reason for the title that I'm just not smart enough to see.

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Blastaar

First last impression—kind of a meaningless time-skip just for a half-chapter breakup angst fakeout.

I don’t know why manga and Kdrama writers are so addicted to next-to-last-chapter “we finally got together for good so now I’m leaving for some random reason and then I’ll come back after a time skip” endings—I can think of half a dozen such manga and a dozen Kdramas off the top of my head.

This is such an incredibly common ending to romance series. I wonder if it has to do with the mechanics of a serialized medium: you don't know exactly how long the story is going to go on, so it's handy to have a kind of pre-packaged, self-contained ending that still manages to essentially fulfill the dramatic requirements of ratcheting up the tension a bit before the conclusion. It's something that can be set up early on fairly easily (like having the Nika mention that her dad wanted her to come live with him) and can then be slotted in with very little build-up after that.

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Ok, fine schuyguy. I need to admit you were spot on. Still what a pointless and stupid bait and switch, just for the last cliffhanger and drama.

I had the benefit of reading and rereading each chapter a half dozen times in the process of translating them and checking them for release. I'm sure that gives an advantage in piecing things together. Weirdly, the resolution here is very literal. The continuation of the dire sounding final lines of the previous chapter goes like this: "I thought we'd be okay as long as I held onto her hand. But I was wrong... I let go of her hand, and we were still okay." Kind of funny if you think about it like that.

Overall, I really liked this series. I think it was best in the beginning, and there were a few moments I found genuinely surprising and unique. When Nika confesses to Kurumi that there's someone else she likes, I was shocked when Kurumi responded that she already knew, and that actually ended up strengthening their relationship. That really drew me into the story. Nothing after that really affected me the same way, but it still managed to be a cute and fun story even if I thought the drama didn't work as well after that.

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Cool Girl on My Lap is the final story in the anthology. The author says she'll probably come back to the characters at some point in the author's note, but that's it for now, as far as I know.

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Do you know if there are physical English copies being sold?

It hasn't been licensed in english, so unfortunately not.

That's a bummer, do you where the best place to go for physical copies shipped to the states?

I bought mine from Kinokuniya. They're a Japanese bookstore chain that has locations all of the world, including quite a few in the US, so they'll ship to you.

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So just to check, this is a sequel to This Girl Will Make Me a Woman and That Red On Me. It seems to ignore the latter though since the Love Triangle isn't brought up at all - this is called a side story on the first page, after all.

Yes, this is a side story about the same characters from those other stories. I believe the others were originally released as doujins, and this one was written as an extra specifically for the anthology release.

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I feel like I could tell exactly where this series was axed. I mean, it's possible that this is how the author intended it to go, but it really felt like 5 chapters ago it suddenly took a turn for the boring and cliche as it raced towards an ending.

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I feel the same way. It makes me wonder if I somehow read the situation wrong in chapter 2, but looking back the only clue I can find that they didn't have sex is that they were wearing clothes when they woke up in the morning. Other than that, it feels almost like the author just changed her mind so they could have their first time again.

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lol I'm so used to slow-burn Yuri that this was way too fast progress for me. Is this the end or is there going to be more chapters?

Considering that they haven't even explained the dramatic question raised in the first page of the first chapter, I think it's safe to assume there will be more.

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I have to admit that I was very surprised when it was revealed they hadn't had sex yet. I thought this was pretty conclusive. But no, I guess not. And not only did they not have sex that night, but even after coming so close they still didn't have sex for the next few weeks, even while regularly sleeping in the same bed? Kinda weird.

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Also, I don't know if this plays a role in the uploaders' decisions, but all those series are being scanlated by someone who actually knows Japanese, whereas the version of this series that's up on mangadex is not.

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The drama intensifies, typical kodama. Its up to chapter 12 elsewhere. It'd be nice if it keeps updating here

It's licensed in English. The first line on the upload request form is NO LICENSED SERIES, so I'm guessing this won't be updated here again.

Because there are no licensed series updated here regardless...

Shh. We don't want them to find out.

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The drama intensifies, typical kodama. Its up to chapter 12 elsewhere. It'd be nice if it keeps updating here

It's licensed in English. The first line on the upload request form is NO LICENSED SERIES, so I'm guessing this won't be updated here again.

As for the series, the latest chapter (15) makes me think my earlier prediction was wrong. It looks like Mayumi has grown enough of a spine to say no to Touko, and she's decided to stay with Rin. Maybe Touko will do something completely slimy and underhanded to try and force her to come back with her, but as of now, I can't see what there is she could do, short of murdering Rin. And that doesn't look like her style. Maybe she'll do something to Hinata and try to make it look like it was Mayumi's fault, so Rin will get mad at her?

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I don't think this is what "gay for pay" means. She's a prostitute, but she's not just acing gay for the money. She's just a prostitute who happens to be gay.

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Hnggg robot yuri that’s good shit. The comment about the 2020 Tokyo olympics made me laugh though, that didn’t age too well.

Yeah, too bad about the delay. I guess we don't get to see the robots until next year.

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I spell it as "sempai" because that's how it's pronounced. ん isn't the same as "n". The moraic nasal is pronounced differently depending on the following sound. Before the bilabial consonants, "m", "b", and "p", it takes the form of the bilabial nasal, "m". That's why "tempura" is the standard spelling, not "tenpura".

This is also why "grandpa" becomes "gramps" instead of "granps"

I hadn't thought of that one. The example I would use is something like how the same prefix is "in" in "invincible" but "im" in "imperfect".

But that's sorta a different issue, since there is a single accepted English spelling for most English words. When you're spelling out Japanese words, there are several competing standards, and sometimes people ignore all the standards and just go off and do their own thing. Kovachi Luka is not the "right" way to romanize 古鉢るか by any standard, but that's how she spells her name.

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I'm positively in love with this manga. Is there any way to support the author?

Buy her manga. This one is published in Galette, and you can sign up online to support them through fantia: https://galetteweb.com/supporters
https://fantia.jp/fanclubs/3169

And you can also buy this manga in particular. Though they haven't been published in a compilation volume yet, she's selling ebooks of each chapter online for 165 yen. The process of buying these can be somewhat complicated, depending on where you live, since online bookstores tend to region-lock their sales of ebooks. But it is possible to get Amazon.jp and probably other Japanese webstores to sell you ebooks by using a Japanese address from a mail-forwarding company (you can get from for free from https://www.tenso.com/en just by opening an account). The manga title in Japanese is 私の可愛い子猫ちゃん

Plus she's written a ton of other manga, and some of them have been officially translated and released in English (and other possible some other languages). If you don't live in Japan, those will be easier to get your hands on than the Japanese originals. Buy some of those.

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I love stories like this, where both characters are kinda messed up and awful in complementary ways. And they both ended up getting what they wanted, so it's a happy ending!

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igenetycs posted:

Hey all, if you're a fan of the series and would like to see it continue, please consider purchasing a copy of the latest volume! Her recent tweets seem to indicate that the series is at significant risk of cancellation: https://twitter.com/kovachi_luka/status/1273874683549462530

I'm not certain that suggests it's at risk of cancellation so much as she can't simply keep writing until they're completely through high school. At the pace they're going that'd be like 200-300 chapters or more and the story progression wouldn't really be able to keep up with that.

"I really want to keep writing this till they graduate. If you haven't bought the tankoubon yet, I really wish you would" seems to imply that one of those things is related to the other.

But who knows. It's not like she comes right out and says they're going to cancel it. Maybe she just wants people to buy her manga, a common and reasonable desire for a mangaka to have.

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Am I the only one that bothered by the fact that Senpai is spelled as "Sempai"?

I spell it as "sempai" because that's how it's pronounced. ん isn't the same as "n". The moraic nasal is pronounced differently depending on the following sound. Before the bilabial consonants, "m", "b", and "p", it takes the form of the bilabial nasal, "m". That's why "tempura" is the standard spelling, not "tenpura".

It's common localization of it. When spoken, Senpai is read as Sempai, so to make it easier for readers to read properly, I guess, it's often written as Sempai. As far as I know at least, translator here could have different reason to write it like that.

It's not a "localization", it's a choice of romanization. Different romanization systems have different priorities. Some always render ん as "n" for the sake of allowing consistent transliteration between kana and the roman alphabet. That's an important consideration in translation textbooks or academic papers on linguistics, but it's completely unnecessary in fiction translations aimed for an English-speaking audience. Other romanization systems change how ん is rendered for the sake of informing readers how words are pronounced, and I think this is a much higher priority in these types of translations. Ultimately, there is no perfect romanization system, so I go with what I think best fulfills the needs of manga readers.

Also, so far as I know, basically no scanlators consistently follow any of the formal romanization systems. According to the Kunreisiki system, "senpai" is correct, but "shi" and "chi" are wrong (し is "si", and ち is "ti). According to the Hepburn system, "sempai" is correct, as are "shi" and "chi". Over the years, lots of people have told me that "sempai" is wrong and I should be writing it as "senpai", but I've never seen anyone complain that "chan" is wrong and I'm supposed to be writing it as "tyan". According to these complaints, the right way to transliterate Japanese is to follow most of the rules of Hepburn, except for the one that says that ん should be written as "m" before bilabial consonants. Oh, and Hepburn uses vowels macrons for extended vowels, while Kunreisiki uses accents, but no scanlators use either.

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I am definitely fed up with this... Not that the story is bad, or the situations are not funny sometimes... BUT THIS CLOSET Won't spit them out anytime soon will it ?

On their wedding night they'll still be pretending to all their guests that they're just friends.

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It's pretty obvious that the next chapter is going to start and they're going to be moving in with each other or something. She's just fucking with us. Again. Maybe Nika's dad decided that she'd move to live with him for the rest of high school, so they're finally getting back together after spending some time in a long-distance relationship.

Idk. When next to last page have them finally happy with thoughts like "It's fine. I won't let go of that hand again. As long as I won't let go of that hand, it'll be fine..." and then last page starts with clearly aged up character looking at photo of 2 of them thinking "That's what I thought." and follows it with "Back then...", all I can think about is that it means she's reminiscing on how their relationship ended and in next chapters we'll see flashbacks of how it happened.

I'll happily be proven wrong though.

I'm now actually kinda happy I didn't end up translating it myself, cos I'd probably want to drop it by this point.

Oh ye of little faith. I know this is going to have a happy ending. Most of the time, you can just tell.

Going by the note on the title page, I think this is the second-to-last chapter. The author has trolled us with these cliffhangers enough times that I'm not taking this one too seriously. I even called the bike one here.

The reason I think that Nika's dad made her move is that line on page 73. There's a quote about her dad wanting her to live with him from way early on in the series, and there's no reason she'd remind of us that unless it plays a role here. So I'm pretty confident in my guess: time skip a couple years, Nika has been living with her dad, but now that she's graduated, she and Kurumi are going to reunite and move in together.

We'll find out in three more months.

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