By heroically giving up their self-appointed mission, they saved the whole mankind. A tough, but noble choice. Epic stuff, really.
Although I was really curious to see how they intended to go about destroying mankind. Was almost looking forward to watching them try.
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Oh, entirely possible, given the pathos of the scene.
This is alluded to in the poll, but what is the deal with page 72 fourth panel: 納豆 with これ for the furigana. Is it simply that she is saying これ and the kanji is 納豆 to make it clear what the “this” is?
I have seen that sort of thing before when reading manga, but I am not sure why it happens.
You’ll see it in various forms, which are all related:
Clarification. That’s what we have here. Because この is used in place of a noun, the kanji of the noun was given for clarification. You might also get this where someone says あいつ, and it’s furigana on the person’s name, such as クリス. And in this use, you can even have kanji in the furigana, such as モノクロ大佐.
Meaning for a foreign word. A foreign word might appear as furigana, with the Japanese word for clarification. For example, 迷路 or exit.
Meaning for a made-up word. You’ll see this in things like science fiction stories, or stories where people use special attacks, where they say a made-up word as furigana, and it’s attached to kanji that tells the meaning of the word.
I think I understand most sentences, but I’m still somewhat confused by the 2nd half of this chapter. What triggers the crisis?
The girl they met casually remarks that her teacher said that “mankind’s extinction would the best thing that could happen to nature”, and this convinces the 3 girls that their plan to make the pond look nice and clean with natto would destroy humanity? I got it right?
Thanks to Nonoka’s teacher, Colors knows the only way to clean the lake is for them to bring about the end of humanity. This leads to their “final meal”, during which Yui realizes while eating the natto that, even though natto smells bad, she likes natto. If it’s okay for something liked to smell bad, then it’s all right if the pond smells bad (since it’s not clean). Thus, Yui determines that Colors should give up on cleaning the pond, which inadvertently saves humanity.
What I find even funnier, is that they still believe that the natto could clean the lake, but Satchan’s mother said not to throw it. So they’re only left with the alternative of destroying mankind as a whole, because destroying mankind is apparently better than disobeying parents, especially for these little angels.