Chapter 9: Don’t pretend to be normal.
Translator: Soafp A big newcomer appears—. When our manga started to be serialized, the response from readers was more than we expected. The story, which was written without hiding the painful relationships and unpleasant aspects of people, stuck in the readers’ minds. The story was picked up by news sites and became a topic of […]
Chapter 8: Everyone’s hiding something.
Translator: Soafp “Haa~, I’m finally getting some rest. ……, I’m a little tired, so I asked for an extra bento today!” “Your mother’s food is delicious, Mitobe. My favorite was the hamburger steak.” “Ah W-When Kagurazaka-kun was designing the character, I prepared the hamburger……. I-I’m glad you liked it.” “What, I will tell you something. […]
Chapter 7: Burning spirit.
Translator: Soafp We spent a lot of time talking about manga and novels at the cafe. Mitobe and Hanazono-san are acquaintances, so they have similar interests. Hanazono-san said to us while playing with her empty Frappuccino. “It’s almost time for me to go……. It’s good to see you today, ……, you’ve sorted out your feelings. […]
Chapter 6: Nostalgic manga
Translator: Soafp A few minutes on the train from Iidabashi station, Mitobe and I arrived at Akihabara station. It seemed that one of Mitobe’s favorite authors had just released a new novel, and she really wanted to buy it today. Akihabara seemed like a chaotic place to visit for the first time. “T-thank you. F-for […]
Chapter 5: Even if we are children.
Translator: Soafp “Come to think of it…… why wasn’t there any progress since the manga adaptation was decided? You have an editor, right?” “Ah, haha ……, I haven’t heard from him at all …….” When I asked her about it, she told me that after the decision was made to publish the manga, she had a […]
Chapter 4: The guilt won’t go away.
Translator: Soafp “…… It’s been a long time since Hayato brought a classmate. Would you wait a moment, I’ll go make some tea now.” “Y-yes, don’t mind me, ……. H-huh? You’ve never had a friend before. ……” My mom looked a bit tired somehow as she headed to the kitchen. …… Are you not welcoming Mitobe-san? […]
Chapter 3: Even if it was an act
“What’s with the air? Oh well, let’s start homeroom.” (Tatsuya-sensei) Not long after, Tatsuya-sensei arrived and homeroom began. We the students listened quietly to the scary Tatsuya-sensei . The brief homeroom session was over, and we had some spare time before the next class started. The classroom becomes noisy, as if to break the heavy […]
Chapter 2: It’s not a line
Kaede Mitobe POV I, Kaede Mitobe, have never been able to talk well with people. I become so nervous that I would stammer and stutter every sentence, unable to say even half of what I wanted to say. It was obvious that I would be isolated in class. Of course, when I was younger, I […]
Chapter 1: Stop pretending
“Oh… Is my son sick? No…. That can’t be…” The appearance of my mother crying was burned into my eyes. It seems that I, Hayato Kagurazaka, am defective. How can I get her to stop crying? Or should I pretend to be normal? I was a child with no empathy nor concern for other people. […]