I'm curious why Reiichi glanced at the photo of Kaoru's mother? Maybe he made a promise to take care of Kaoru? Or the mom asked him to look after her daughter? So he felt somehow obliged to marry Kaoru, even tho he was not in love with her. And now he's feeling remorse and guilt.
Dealing with these little pests is a nightmare. Remember to keep your homes clean!
Also, you're doing an awesome job with the translation. Coming from a non-native English speaker, I'm having a really great time reading this :D
Okay, this is actually perfect, because in a recent Overwatch panel a fan asked Mercy's VA "What would you like to know more about your character's lore?" and this is how she answered - https://youtu.be/4JrJBq_sYMY?t=32m45s
Maybe it's a supernatural story where she's somehow got memories of someone else's life.
I just kind of assumed it was a reincarnation thing, yeah. The mention of the apartment being a bit old-fashioned and the presence of the old CRT TV, compared to the modern flatscreen in the narrator's apartment, makes me think Kuniko and Mihoko's story might have happened a few decades ago.
Yeah, I agree with you. How else could you explain the random technology close-ups? Plus, you can see the rotary dial phone on page 4 along with the old TV. I mean, this should be some kind of a hint ...