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This brokes my heart, but… it’s beautiful! (;_;)
Same here. That’s why I couldn’t help myself and just had to post it, but… my bad! I colored and translated those panels so that I could include them in my summary of chap.321. Out of proper context, you can follow the panels without any trouble… but it gets a lot brighter and happier in the following pages, honest! For starters, that’d be the reason why Onoda began writing letters to Makishima (because he wanted to keep Maki informed of everything going on in the club). Neither Kinjou nor Tadokoro knew Maki’s address, though, so Teshima was the one to get it for Onoda: he simply asked the right person for it. But no, it wasn’t Toudou.
(Personal headcanon: Watanabe stated Makishima and Toudou kept in touch via email, so I’m speculating Maki didn’t want to give Toudou his address to prevent the latter from actually trying to go to London and look for him.)
…and in this other entry
I’m not sure, but… Maybe the fandom got crazy because that thing of Love Hime second season was announced at the end of Episode 37 of the anime too, when Imaizumi was about watching Love Hime and then… Machimiya’s shadow appeared!
…Come to think of it, I think some fans told me the second series of Love Hime was announced in one of the episode extras （；￣ェ￣） I do remember they told me there was another extra where Onoda took Imaizumi to a Hime event (…the movie, I think?)
I actually try to avoid anything related to the anime series so much, I am missing on some priceless moments (and info)…
But I’m pretty sure the collective Machimiya Reaction in my Twitter dashboard didn’t have to do with that extra, though ;) The fans at Twitter I referred to usually write about the weekly Yowapeda chapter as soon as they read it -so I get to read their comments in Thursday morning-, and last week, their posts were like this: "Onoda, you’re such a precious boy! We love you! AND MACHIMIYAAAAAAaaaa…" Cue my confusion at the seemingly random cries about Machimiya then.
I assumed they might be referring to the second anime series because I think another promo video was available last week (…I think? I haven’t watched any of the PVs, though, so I wouldn’t know if Miya is featured there). Now that I’ve read chap.321, I think these fans might have been talking about that article in the latest Weekly Shounen Champion instead. If they were just like me -fans who follow the manga mainly… or who don’t follow the anime at all-, and found out Seki would be voicing Miya in the anime because of that magazine article. Said article was featured at the end of the Yowapeda chapter, so it was pretty hard not to see it.
I actually told my siblings -fellow Yowapeda fans- about Seki because I got excited with the news. Yes, even if I don’t watch the anime! I happen to like Seki a lot because of his role as Ishida Mitsunari from Sengoku BASARA, so I think I’ll be taking a look at the second anime series just to hear what Miya sounds like. You’ll see, I’m having some trouble picturing Seki as Miya… Machimiya speaks with a bit of a southern Japanese accent, and he also uses some old-fashioned words you’d relate with elderly people mostly. This is why his way of speaking was so noteworthy for me in the manga; if you ask me, and because of all his smooth-talking, I imagined him as having a soft tone, speaking somewhat parsimoniously… and sounding a bit like your grandfather due to his usage of the pronoun ワシ (washi, “I”).
But since Seki’s portrayal of Mitsunari is pretty memetic because of his cries (殺してやる! → “I’ll kill you!”, though I guess “Ieyasuuuuuu!” comes first in term of frequency), I’m having instead a pretty clear idea of what Machimiya will sound like when in his “Fighting Dog” mode…