Nene keeps saying abandoned, as if it was her owners fault for getting killed. Or maybe she was just hospitalized?
I think maybe it's a translation thing, like she might be saying the Japanese equivalent of "abandoned" because that's what you would say in Japanese and it's just awkward to translate in this context.
Or I might be talking out my ass, I don't speak a lick of Japanese. <:D
Could also be some weird Japanese guilt complex thing. They seem to have a cultural tendency to personally "assume responsibility" - or ascribe it onto others - over a number of things that strike Westerners as absurd and essentially force majeures.
Abandoned seems to fit what Nene feels. She nearly starved to death in some apartment when her owner disappeared, she's only been sentient for a year, and she learned her past in a dream the day of this chapter.
In order to be a Nekomata, a cat has to be unusually long-lived, so her age was intentional
What about that panel where mahoro says she's a place Nene can come back to, though? Now that's what this chapter is all about
So this is over then... Anyone know which chapter number it ended on?
64,translation is up to 61.
Heh well yeah, I just read 61 here so that part was obvious. But thanks, so just three more left huh. I suppose this never had that much of a narrative to feel rushed when it ends, but still kinda sad.
Connection found. Which is fine, If it didn’t seem as though things were winding down. I thought Riko and Haru Irukawa hot springs also felt a little rushed at the end. But I stilled liked the ending . When this ends, I hope it will be satisfying to a point. But both of her stories have had so much promise, and world building, and lovable characters, then a slow fizzle towards the end. But I love this story regardless. I cried for Mahoro at the end.