セーラー服と機関銃🏫🌺 (IBC) - Week 11

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Week 11 27 April 2024
End page 184
End point (kindle) 2303
End phrase 第三章 end of section 1
Pages 20
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Proper Nouns

Name Hiragana reading Notes Kindle location first mentioned
赤川次郎 あかがわじろう the author cover
尾田医師 おだいし Doctor Oda 24
目高組 めだかぐみ Medaka clan 86
Izumi’s family
星泉 ほしいずみ main character, Izumi 170
酒井好子 さかいよしこ aunt Yoshiko 172
星貴志 ほしたかし main character’s father, Takashi 179
酒井呈一 さかいていいち Uncle (Yoshiko’s husband) 201
知子 ともこ Tomoko (?Izumi’s mother) 211
マユミ - mysterious woman in Izumi’s apartment 348
土田恒美 つちだつねみ Tsunemi, real name of the woman pretending to be Mayumi 1,827
Classmates
奥沢哲夫 おくざわてつお Classmate of Izumi, Tetsuo (son of an executive, smart dresser, family expect him home for dinner on time) 251
渡辺周平 わたなべしゅうへい Classmate of Izumi, Shuhei (stocky, bowlegged, loves Judo) 251
竹内智生 たけうちともお Classmate of Izumi, Tomo. (Smart, heading for Tokyo university, wears glasses) 261
和子 かずこ classmate, 433
Schoolteachers
三浦久子 みうらひさこ Miss Miura, teacher 357
保科校長 ほしなこうちょう Headteacher Hoshina 368
Yakuza
健次 けんじ Kenji, Medaka gang member, short, unbalanced (brought the doctor in the car in the prologue), chews gum 555
英樹 ひでき Hideki, Medaka gang member, skinny and unhealthy looking, wears thick glasses 556
たけし Takeshi, Medaka gang member, stocky and overweight 558
佐久間 さくま Sakuma, Medaka second in command, unusually tall (‘beanpole’), in 50s 558
浜口 はまぐち Hamaguchi, local Yakuza chief 1,034
関根 せきね Sekine, head of the Matsunoki clan 2,141
Other characters
黒木 くろき detective, head of the S section 870
浜口物産 はまぐちぶっさん Hamaguchi trading company 936
野田代議士 のだだいぎし Representative Noda, politician, waiting for Hamaguchi 1,064
岩田 いわた Night watchman at Izumi’s apartment block 1665
関根正明 せきねまさあき Son of Sekine, the head of the Matsunoki clan 2,073

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I read this part a little early in anticipation of a busy work week ahead!

week 11 thoughts

Positive things:

I expected Izumi to be cool under pressure and calmly negotiate and she didn’t disappoint. Love this kind of situation where the protagonist comes out of it like ( •_•)>⌐■-■ (⌐■_■). She went through the whole situation so calmly that I actually laughed when she collapsed at the end. It’s common enough in manga/anime but I still didn’t expect it at all.

I have a feeling that Sekine will show up again later as an ally. The way he changes his attitude throughout the confrontation and ends it with a compliment seems like he’d eventually get over the whole, ya know… kidnapping his son thing.

Now for the nitpicking!

So why didn’t Izumi just tell Sekine that she had his son and that her people would be calling to confirm in only a moment? Or even that he’d be getting a call from her people that would interest him? It might’ve prevented her from being thrown in a pit. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed the scene overall, but the feeling of contrivance niggled. At the very least I hope we find out next week what the other 2 medakagumi members were doing instead of backing her up!

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meeting the mob

I thought it was interesting this week, to see Izumi at the receiving end of serious sexual and physical harassment. The scene with all the gang members (and other men on the work site) gathering around the pit and pouring cement in while asking her to remove her clothing was pretty threatening.
The way that she had been accepted in her role as Oyabun without any real hint of that, had always seemed pretty hard to imagine…

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meeting the mob

Yeah, they acted much more like what the average person would expect from yakuza. Quite a contrast to Medakagumi, who support their community and won’t touch the drug trade!

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I’m finally done as well. This chapter felt a bit harder than the previous ones and there where several lines in the dialogue where I was unsure who was speaking again. But I hope I got the gist.

This week

I wondered about that as well. It makes the scene very dramatic, but doesn’t really make much sense from Izumi’s point of view.

The whole thing with the two members of the Matsunoki who got hired to help kidnap Kenji but were apparently too drunk to remember much about the guy who hired them also felt a bit too convenient. We’ll see if the interogation sheds any more light on this.

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