Mine too. Its nice to understand a bit more about how and why Kino started her journeys. It was clear from the tone of previous chapters that the countdown was going to be to something unpleasant, and so that aspect of the chapter wasn’t particularly surprising. I am finding the bloodthirsty lack of regard for life of the citizens of the various countries in the last couple of chapters a bit boring.
Xxxxx actually steals real Kino’s stuff and Hermes to run away from the country. The angry mob then kills real Kino. Finally she has to become Kino because that’s what it says on her “new” passport. That’s also why she is as genderless as possible (real Kino being a man and all)
Yeah, basically. You’re also right that いらない here is 要らない.
pg 172, third line from the end
That was right after he said he can’t run as fast as a モトラド, so I took it as xxxxx thinking, with her child mind, that he can’t because he’s so skinny and doesn’t have the stamina. I mean, looking from the rest of the conversation, she seems to have no idea what a モトラド is.
pg 181, last part of last line
I don’t know if you properly can do that or not, but that’s the only thing this could be to me.
That’s actually what I meant I just couldn’t recall seeing it before or not, it’s such a small thing I probably go over it without thinking every time. Edit: I don’t even know why this is in spoilers, people must be thinking we’re talking about the plot or something
Now that I actually managed to catch up, I’m going to do my best to not fall behind again, and that’s why I now have read this week’s… well, I was going to say chapter, but it’s not a full chapter. I read this week’s reading, I guess.
I also think something like this will happen, but my guess is that Kino get killed by the citizens and Xxxxx will run away with Hermes because of that instead and then become Kino. Basically the same result as your idea, but it would make it so Xxxxx running away is a result of Kino being killed instead of Kino being killed because of Xxxxx running away… so I guess it’s really just the same thought you had but with what causes what reversed