セーラー服と機関銃🏫🌺 (IBC) - Week 14

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Week 14 18 May 2024
End page 230
End point (kindle) 2869
End phrase 第三章 end of section 4
Pages 15
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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
岡崎真由美 おかざきまゆみ The real name of Mayumi, friend of Izumi’s father, photographer. 2,549
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
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
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
げん Gen, Yakuza henchman in the Matsunoki clan 2,306
つよし Tsuyoshi, yakuza henchman in the Matsunoki clan 2,306
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
円谷重治 つぶらやしげはる Shigeharu, left name on business card at Izumi’s apartment 2,665
マクシム - Maxim’s [I presume this is a reference to the famous Parisian restaurant] 2,480


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Sakuma and the street brawl

I was very confused reading this section to start with, because I thought it was Sakuma who got into a fight with someone who he bumped into. It made more sense once I figured out that wasn’t right.

Although I can more or less work out what this means, is anyone able to break down this phrase?



Maybe it’s because I’m rushing a bit more, but I feel like I’m having a harder time with this book the more I read it. That’s the opposite of my experience with most other books that seem to get easier or at least stay the same difficulty for me as I read them.


I had some similar actor confusion in the discussion between Izumi and her aunt. There was one line of dialogue from Izumi about needing the boss’s permission to be there that I first misread as being from her aunt, so for a few lines more I had a vision of a familial power struggle incoming before it became clear that interpretation wasn’t fitting with the conversation and I had to go correct my mental image of who said that.


Lots of new characters and events upcoming and even more questions arising:

  • will Izumi have some more issues with her aunt?
  • is this 円谷 really responsible for killing Izumi’s father and if yes was it really just an accident in the airport?
  • why is 浜口 suddenly inviting Izumi for a dinner?

I loved the bit where Izumi suddenly switches voice and showed her aunt the implications of marching into a Yakuza stronghold

I agree there are now multiple competing versions of the ‘accident’. I’m inclined to think that 円谷 is telling the truth. In which case those who have been suspicious of 黒木 may have been right all along. (My own theory is that the parcel is not drugs, but maybe an industrial secret).

I could tell you but then I’d have to kill you (sorry, couldn’t help myself). I do know from reading ahead a week, but I’m not telling!


Yeah, I thought this part was unnecessarily short on explicit subjects. There’s also a singular/plural ambiguity – you don’t know it was more than one person that bumped into them until the next page when it says four people…


Glad I’m not the only one who found the street brawl scene challenging. For most of that scene, I just couldn’t get a mental picture of what was going on and I had to look up so much stuff it didn’t really feel like reading anymore.

Did I understand correctly that Izumi is getting a new Mayumi roommate? If so, we’ll see how long this one is going to last, I guess.