Thank you! The Jisho definition really wasn’t too helpful
Ah, thanks for adding that. At first I thought he was talking about himself avoiding talking about his sister or the cafe for no good reason but that was probably me misunderstanding the Jisho definition
I just checked the chapter to be sure, but it is indeed Mogumo. He was first taking what Mogumo said at face value (bottom right of the previous page) then remembered Mogumo’s wish, which lead to the outburst that Mogumo isn’t being honest.
The most important thing they kissed! That was such a sweet moment.
On the language side of things I for some reason had quite a bit of trouble today.
Is Haruto basically explaining why he confronted Tetsu? I guess he thought Suzu would be quite popular in the cafe and he saw Tetsu and Suzu together quite often, that they might be having something?!
With that “preview” for the next chapter I can’t wait for next week.
Meanwhile I have doubts about later part, where they were talking about
announcing their relationships status to the world.
Was the conclusion that Suzu&boyfriend are also fine about being more public about it?
On p. 72 Suzu comes to the conclusion that for him making the relationship public is not something that has to be done, mostly because he is afraid of a weird reaction 「変な反応」.
Later that page Haruto say that you have to also look at it from the persons perspective that you are telling the secret to.
Now the next page 73 is probably where I’m most shaky, so take this with a grain of salt. I interpreted the start of that page that. If you tell someone else and then tell them to keep it a secret you are pushing the responsibility on someone else.
Later on on that page he goes on to say that you can always tell someone (a secret) but it is much harder to tell someone to forget something.
Next page he goes on to say that he doesn’t want to do anything that would hurt Suzu.
After that Suzu is swooning because he thought Haruto just wanted to keep it a secret because he might be emberassed.
I just interpreted this whole section that both are currently fine with keeping their relationship a secret.
Now as for Tetsu and Mogumo I’m not 100% sure. I don’t think they have reached a conclusion. Though kissing in semi-public might be an indication.
Thank you for this! I was also having trouble understanding that conversation. Also:
Yay for that first kiss! And for Tetsu’s friends’ reaction to him explaining about the cafe in the last chapter, I loved that even though they are not really familiar with these issues they really want to learn.
I’m glad we got to see a glimpse of the wider LGBT community in Japan. Not sure if this is just in this book or in general in Japan but it seemed interesting to me that it does not use the more inclusive LGBTQ+.
On the character front: I guess Mogumo had a inlking about Koto’s sexual orientation and tried to help her realize that she is not alone in this?! I sadly knew that this twist was coming because I spoiled myself while reading the wiki page for this manga. Really looking forward to the story of Koto.
I think this section can only be described as かっこいいいい
I’m impressed. I already failed at self control and finished the series
Yes, I’m also under the impression that “LGBT” is much more common than LGBTQIA+ or other variations in Japan. Take that with the caveat that I have been basically living under a rock for the past 8 years, so that might not be the case anymore.
Just googling a bit, I found this page from less than a year ago explaining the term that mentions in the intro that it is starting to get some traction (in Japan, I guess)
I’m in awe I really like how the author portrays Koto’s feelings and struggles and how the way she decided to deal with them in the past had a huge impact in Mogumo. But also the art. I think I have said this like 20 times, but this just so beautiful. The “angel” scene alone was amazing.
I really want to read on but I also like reading it weekly with you guys!