Middle school students Nishikata and Takagi sit next to each other in class. Takagi, who is in love with Nishikata, enjoys teasing him with embarrassing pranks and jokes. In response, Nishikata creates plans to get his revenge, but they always fail when she identifies his weaknesses and capitalizes on them.
Chapter 1 (45) - デート
1 - 16
Chapter 2 (46) - 石蹴り
19 - 34
Chapter 3 (47) - 似顔絵
35 - 50
Chapter 4 (48) - ウォータースライダー①
51 - 66
Chapter 5 (49) - ウォータースライダー②
67 - 82
Chapter 6 (50) - ウォータースライダー③
83 - 98
Chapter 7 (51) - 宝探し
101 - 116
Chapter 8 (52) - お悩み
117 - 132
Chapter 9 (53) - 目薬
133 - 148
Bonus - おまけ
150 - 153
As before, given how short the bonus chapter is, we will be reading Chapter 9 and the Bonus Chapter in the same week.
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oh fearless leader… @MrGeneric late posts aren’t a big deal…just having fun teasing… know you mentioned medical stuff…hope you are doing ok… in any case… if you need a pick me up this chapter was super fun!!! so adorable!!!
(vocab populated ＝ my stupid memory and/or new vocab…looked up more than I want to admit)
I’m doing alright, thank you for checking! Just been a bit more tired than usual lately between work picking up speed and dealing with my illness! Had to work an extra day this week (today; usually I work four 10-hour shifts a week), so ended up calling it an early night last night. Hopefully things should start to normalize soon and I’ll be a bit more reliable at posting at the same time every week and can start being a bit more engaged in discussion again! Apologies everyone!
I look forward to this week’s chapter! Hope everyone is doing well!
With that out of the way, it’s time for the next chapter. Incidentally, I think here shortly, I think I’m going to start using the proper chapter numbering. Up till now, I’ve been limiting the chapter numbers within each volume, and that’s technically not the correct way for the chapters to be numbered, so for the sake of doing things the right way, I will likely head back and edit the schedules for each of the volumes to reflect their proper chapter number as per the usual numbering convention. It’s not a big deal, but just something I noticed, and once I did, it started to bug me.
I hope everybody has had a wonderful week so far, and I look forward to the next chapter!
This author has written so many things…run across this one
Might end up adding this one also … though not sure but I like this artist and their stories so far…
Fudatsuki no Kyoko-chan ふだつきのキョーコちゃん
Fudatsuki Kenji is known in school for two things: for being a delinquent and for having a sister complex. He constantly follows his sister Kyoko around, fixing her giant ribbon and chasing off any boys who might be interested in her. However, the truth is much stranger than people believe. He actually doesn’t have a crush on his sister-- in fact, he likes Hibino, the only girl in class who isn’t afraid of him.
The problem is that his sister is literally a monster. She’s a jiangshi (vampire), who is much stronger than an ordinary person and who needs a certain amount of blood from Kenji each day. Her ribbon keeps her in check, but if it comes off, she instinctively attacks the nearest person. Her ribbon also has a huge affect on her personality. With the ribbon, she’s irritable and sharp-tempered, but without it, she’s extremely sweet and apologetic (while she attacks). Will Kenji be able to keep his sister from hurting anyone, and maybe find some way to overcome his sister-complex reputation enough to have a chance with Hibino?
done… and then some…but even with shipping 21 vol of manga… only 6.50 each …so not horrible … must stop shopping
Although I haven’t checked it out yet, I initially avoided キョーコちゃん because I thought it was an expansion of a one-off story the author did. However, in the one-off, it involves a boy who has a vampire girl move in next door, and rather than a ribbon it’s a scarf. Same moods for the girl. Probably the one-off inspired and developed into the series.
I should check out a couple of previews of キョーコちゃん sometime to see how I feel about the series.
As for one-offs, the strangest one by this author involves this character that everyone sees as a cat, except for the main character. The main character has to work at keeping his big sis and the girl from class he likes from fawning over the “cat”.