This is the fifth volume of 地縛少年花子くん. The First volume was read as part of the Beginner Book club. You can find the original post for the book club here:
This isn’t exactly an official off-shoot club, more like a relaxed thread where people who decide to continue the series can discuss and ask question on the book. There is no strict schedule so feel free to drop by anytime you want and read at your own pace!
The Story So Far
Yashiro Nene walked into the girl’s toilet in the old school building one day hoping to summon the ghost of a girl called Hanako who is rumored to grant any wish you ask for. To her surprise it turns out Hanako is actually a boy?! Through some mischief Hanako and Yashiro are now bound together by a curse of a mermaid. If Yashiro gets wet, she begins to develop fishy properties
Volume 4 drew back the curtain a bit on Hanako (see also Amane’s) past, and the victim he stabbed to death, who turned out to be none other than his younger twin brother Tsukasa! Not only that, Tsukasa is also a ghost but not the sweet kind?!
Mitsuba Sousuke, a ghost of a gentle boy, prickly on the outside, yet hiding a sweet core, opens up to our reliable kouhai Kou-kun in volume 4. Mitsuba died but was not able to move on, and Kou being Kou decides to help him pass on. One thing leads to another and Kou has successfully befriended the amateur photographer. But just as things look to be going well, Tsukasa appears and ruins everything by turning Mitsuba’s ghost into a disfigured monster. With no way to save Mitsuba’s soul, Hanako and Kou have no other choice but to eliminate his entire existence.
P.S: Some annoying fish get turned into sashimi by Tsukasa.
In this volume take some time off and maybe drink some tea as the curtain pulls back on the next major arc of the series in volume 5!
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