ハピネス・Happiness - Volume 5

Volume 5 Discussion Thread

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Volume start date: September 10, 2022
Chapters: 21-25

Vocab

Schedule

Week Starting Chapter Pages
Week 1 September 10 21 3-36
Week 2 September 17 22 37-72
Week 3 September 24 23 73-108
Week 4 October 1 24 109-146
Week 5 October 8 25 + おまけ 147-189

Character Reference

Summary
Picture Name
(おか)(ざき) (まこと)
ノラ
(ゆう)()
()() (しら)(いし)
(ぬの)()
()(しょ) (ゆき)()
サク
(さくら)() (まさ)()

Minor characters:

  • (さとる) - Older brother of (おか)(ざき)
  • (とも)() - Younger brother of ()(しょ)

Participation

Are you reading along with this volume?
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  • I will catch up later
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These chapters really feel way too short now that so much is happening…

Question/Analysis for p. 35

Yuuki says: ダメだ どうしても()ねないんだ
Is this referring to himself, like “It’s no use. I can’t die no matter what.”?
And if so, does it imply that vampires can’t be killed and Nora and Makoto are still alive? :open_mouth:

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It did feel really short.
As for your question…
Find out what happens on the next episode of Dragon-One-Shippuden!

This manga has been harder and harder to put away for a week!
Such endings O_o

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This was a very easy chapter with about 20 pages of no text. But all of the action is so beautiful, I have to hold back from reading more!

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About pg.35

I think you’re right about Yuuki. Somehow it made me really sad to see how he dressed and arranged the body of Nao (and her parents beside her).

I know this is way over-analyzing this, but does the title chapter (血花) maybe also signify the sacrifice Nora makes for Makoto? Besides the “spray of blood” meaning, red flowers are common symbols in Buddhism (death, final goodbyes) – but looking online there seem to be references to blood red flowers and Christianity.

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This story has really gotten its claws into me now, I really feel for all these characters.

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Week 2

Reading chapter 22 this week!

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So, it turns out skeletor is not as straight forward of a character as I though he was… What exactly is he planning to do with Yuuki and how is he so calm seeing three dead bodies? Everything about that guy is ringing alarm bells.

Sadly Okazagi’s cliffhanger was not resolved. How long will the author make me wait :triumph:

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answer 1 uncool stuff
answer 2 until Volume 9

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Wooo! Finished this week’s chapter. there was more reading here than in the last chapter.
Get ready for a wild ride next week!

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Week 3

Reading chapter 23 this week!

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WOOOO! crazy stuff happening in this chapter!
This chapter had some large words and some heavy philosophy talk for a few pages.
Other than that it was really good stuff.
…And damn another major cliffhanger!

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Yea, I was so tempted to read ahead this week :grin:
I want to know what happens!

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Oh man I can’t cope with this tension.

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Week 4

Reading chapter 24 this week!

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五所がんばってね!

Good chapter even if it was short-ish.
Some big plot stuff happens in this chapter so get ready!

It will be a while until we see Makoto again.

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The hidden text should be for this chapter only. Once read, it should not be a spoiler anymore ^^;
Please tag the text differently when talking about future events

Like this for example:

Talking about future chapters

Put future events here

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