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October 19th, 2005 (02:06 am)

Just finished DLing the scans and read through it quickly but no time to write much up at the moment (it's 2 AM and I have to get up and do stuff tomorrow...). Anyhow, very quickly, it's primarily and Akito chapter and we get to find out about the bet between Akito and Ren, what was in the box and who gave it to her (and why? can't quite recall for sure about that). We also get to see a little of what Akira thought about Ren and his constantly telling Akito that she's special, and of course there's the end to the chapter... Before Ren burst into her room, Akito had been thinking about all the things she'd done to the 12shi and why, what she'd been clinging to etc.

Ren's forced entry into Akito's room, realising that she should have done this ages ago and demand the box from Akito, afterall she's the only one worthy of having anything of Akira's... It's a rather depressed chapter. T_T

Oh, and early in the chapter, when Ren bursts into the room after Akira had died, she yells how Akito was little more that a toy for Akira to kill time and calls her a "thing". Chibi Akito tells Ren that Akira had told her that she was special and that everyone had been waiting for her, and so she wasn't unwanted. Chibi-Akki goes on to say how Ren making a mockery of Akira's words was the one who was unwanted. ^^; Chibi-Akki had a child's certainty and openness.

From the very beginning, I'm always the one who was left out.

From the very beginning, I'd been wanting what wasn't there.

Anyhow, bedtime. :P


Posted by: beamspam mcmuppet (snapdragon76)
Posted at: October 19th, 2005 09:44 am (UTC)
Akito lookin' pretty (kawaiiayu)

I wonder if Akito's starting to feel some regret over what she's done over the years. If so, it's a very interesting realization...

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: October 19th, 2005 10:48 pm (UTC)
Wow Thanks

I love reading your blog :) Thanks for all the work you do putting up translations for people like me :). I love how philosophical and reflective this manga has become. Interesting that Akito and Ren make a bet, and Akito and Kyo also have a bet going. I think Akito hates kyo, but also probably sees herself as like Kyo (and hates him for reminding her of that). It's weird bc I really don't want to like Akito.. and I still don't really, but I haven't had such a twisted childhood and thus I don't know what I would have turned out like if the same had been done to me. In any case it is interesting how the things we grasp most dearly to ourselves (like our identity) end up being nothing really, substanceless, empty... with meaning put into them... like Akira's box. (I meant that more in a Zen way then a 'life is devoid of meaning' postmodern way). Anyway, Thanks :) I enjoyed... Make sure you write about Japan (if you have time) I really want to go some day, but can only make vicarious trips for now :) :) :).

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