page 1 of Korotan D (pictured above) as a bonus since there’s no original art
for this chapter. If you’re curious what Korosensei is saying, its:
master the exercises in this book, your chances to pass your entrance exams
will sharply rise!”
This chapter heavily features
Karma and Nagisa. We also get a little bit of Kayano, Nakamura, and Isogai, and
also a line or two from Kurahashi, Yada, Okajima, Takebayashi, Yoshida, Itona,
I’ve added the images that are interspersed throughout this chapter at the same points they were located in the book in order to mirror the experience of reading from the actual book as closely as possible. You’ll see what I mean as you read!
So my blog has hit 500 followers! Its kind of shocking, considering the frequency and rate I post at sometimes, so it’s pretty rad you’re all here :D
I really do want to say thank you. Through tumblr, indirectly or otherwise, I’ve made some great friends and I hope that you guys can too. So, introduce yourself if we haven’t talked, or if there’s another guy, girl, or beautiful in-between you want to talk with! :D
Hello! Drive! #181 w/ Ogata Haruna, Nonaka Miki, Ozeki Mai
Topic: which member from your group would you like to be your boyfriend?
Ogata: It’s Kaedii for me!!!!
Nonaka: Ah!! Recently, Haruna-chan has been really in love with Kaedii
Ozeki: Really? For real?
Nonaka: We’re doing the stageplay Pharaoh no Haka, and in it
Kaedii plays a man named Izai. Haruna-chan’s been squealing about it the
Ozeki: Seriously? (laugh)
Ogata: She’s so cool!!! Kaedii is sooooo cool. At the end of a
performance, we have curtain call where we greet the audience,
right? The cast splits off to in two directions to exit the
stage after that. One time, I was about to head off in the wrong
direction, but Kaedii immediately guided me back to where I needed to
be. She’s soooo coool.
Ozeki: This is bad. She’s completely smitten.
Nonaka: She’s seriously in love with Kaedii (laugh)
I saw this about the other Yuuki pictures and it made me laugh so much ahahah ~
I couldn’t help but imagine Kidou and Fudou being proud and feeling a little offended at the same time… I’m sure they would be proud their kid is said to be this cute, but would still feel kinda hurt lol. I wanted to draw the three of them together too : I’m dying when I imagine Fudou patting Yuuki’s head affectionately, or imagine Kidou wearing this kind of “model daddy” clothes.
Also, some other hdcs focusing on Yuuki’s chilhood :
Yuuki remembers he was babysitted by a dark-blue haired boy. His name was something like… Tsuru-chan. He was very kind to him.
Yuuki used to hide under Fudou’s t-shirt when he was little. At first it was a prank to surprise Kidou but he ended really liking being right up against his dad’s warm skin (and sometimes hearing his calm heartbeat speeding up when Kidou was getting closer).
Yuuki LOVES eating chocolate, just like his father (guess who).
Yuuki once broke a vase while trying to mimic Fire Tornado. His parents were mad at him and he got scolded : Kidou punished him by making him copy fifty times “I don’t have the right to mimic Fire Tornado in the living room”, but Fudou added “I don’t have the right to mimic any other hissatsu than my parents’.” Kidou removed Fudou’ sanction.
Yuuki once asked for a little sister for Christmas and cried when he realised he wouldn’t have one.
Yuuki was a weak baby. His parents often did the round trip between their home and the hospital. When he grew up his parents invited Fuyuka for a dinner and the woman told him she never saw Kidou and Fudou more worried than the days they were coming to see her.
As expected, Yuuki’s first word was “papa”.
Yuuki loves it when he fools around with Fudou : sometimes they build teepee all around the living room with Kidou’s capes, sometimes they spend a whole afternoon cooking chocolate cake for him.
Fudou often tells him Kidou cried the first time Yuuki walked.
On the other hand Kidou never forgets to tell him Fudou cried the first time Yuuki gave him something he did at school. It was his footprints on a piece of clay.
Yuuki once asked his parents “what is love ?”. They tried to answer properly but their words were a total nonsense to Yuuki. They gave up trying to explain and told him to ask his aunt. When he did, Haruna-chan laughed and said “look at your parents, this is love”. Since then, Yuuki secretly wants to find the love of his life.
Yuuki secretly thought he found the love of his life the day he met Sakuma for the first time. he realised it was an impossible love when he got older and when he understood the gap of age between him and Sakuma. He wouldn’t admit it but he had his first heartache that time.
Yuuki is very bad at video games but he really loves playing.
Izaya was still in a good mood after Mikage and Kine told him the current situation.
“What the hell are you enjoying so much?”
Mikage, who thought of ignoring him at first, finally couldn’t resist and asked him.
“What am I enjoying? Well, there are many things…. But the biggest reason is that someone I know very well is surpassing my expectations greatly!”
“I told you about Ryuugamine Mikado, right? The leader of the Dollars.”
“….Ah, that’s a name I hear often.”
He somehow is Izaya’s favourite object to observe, so when Izaya talks about him, he’s generally happy.
“Everybody except you says he looks like a normal high schooler.”
Mikage tries to change the subject casually but that did not happen.
“Yeah, at first glance he is an ordinary high schooler. But he was more of a dangerous existence than I thought. Since I’ve noticed it, I have been thinking about how I can expose his dangerousness but it was just in vain!”
“Ah, that’s right! Without me doing anything, Mikado-kun destroyed himself and turned into a much more interesting shape than what I imagined on his own! Don’t you think that will make me excited? Don’t you?”
Mikage frowned when she heard the response that made her feel more nauseous than she had imagined.
“…..Really, well, how should I say this…. After all, I have started to think that it’s good for the world if I kill you right here.”
“I don’t deny that. But although I love humans, it doesn’t mean I love the world or the system named society itself. So I don’t want to die for the sake of the world.”
Izaya answers without feeling sorry and Kine tries to get the conversation back on track calmly.
“Then what are you planning to do with the highschooler?”
“To say planning is mean, Kine-san, that sounds like I’m trying to mess up someone’s life.”
Kine didn’t reply to Izaya’s words and kept looking at him with cold eyes without saying anything.
“….Alright, I’ll answer you seriously. ….I am planning to let Mikado-kun move freely. For the first time, I will be able to be a normal observer.”
“Yeah, my purpose was to create random disputes in this city.”
Izaya starts talking about such a disturbing thing.
“First disputes between juvenile delinquents and then fights between colour gangs. And after that, making the yakuza and police get involved…. I just wanted to see at what point the head would show an obvious reaction to what I do.”
“Are you talking about the weird severed head?”
“Yeah, it’s not like I didn’t have any concrete reasoning. …..You’re not interested in the possibility of connecting Norse mythology and Celtic fairytales or that I found proof of this, right?”
After she heard those words, Mikage looked up at the ceiling for a while and then looked at Izaya and asked him.
“….What is Celtic?”
“See, you’re at that level, Mikage-chan, so it would be just a waste of time to tell you.”
“Do you want to be killed?”
“I don’t particularly want to be killed? Are you having fun asking questions that lead to normal answers?”
Izaya ignores Mikage who shows a slight intention to kill him and keeps talking.
“I had thought about what condition would cause the head to react if it’s not a matter of scale. A death match in which people sacrifice their lives or pride? The souls of martyrs in a religious war? Or a fight with something that is not human? Or, in the worst case scenario, it might awake during a pure battle in which a baby is fighting over a pacifier.”
Izaya grabs a chess pawn and starts to play with it with his fingers.
“I meant for that to be one of the experiments: the internal troubles of the Dollars and their fights against the Yellow Scarves. I added many ingredients into the hotpot, such as many kinds of hatred and dislike or pure fights in which nobody holds a grudge which surpasses those feelings, by providing a restless life to teenage boys. Well, it’s literally boiling all together.”
After he played with the chess pawn in his hand a few times, he threw it towards the tower made of tarot cards that had good balance.
“But Ryuugamine Mikado-kun, who was no more than just one of the pawns, surpassed my imagination.”
The tower of cards fell down in one second and scattered around randomly on the table.
“He’s not strong. Compared to other boys his age, he’s fragile like paper.”
Izaya picks up the “Tower” card with his right hand and then throws the chess pawn that was on the table with his left hand.
The next moment——
Izaya slashes the air lightly but quickly with the card that he has in his right hand.
“But the present him is a little scared, you know?”
The chess pawn that was rolling on the table again was cut into two pieces and Izaya was moving around the Tower card.
Then Kine who had been quiet until then speaks.
“Don’t destroy things for no reason.”
“Eh, are you going to say such things?”
“…..Take good care of the pawn.”
Izaya lightly smiled bitterly at the words that have a hidden meaning.
“Stop it, I am taking good care of Kine-san and Mikage-san as well, right?”
“You’re a man who can destroy things that are important to you easily. That young boy named Ryuugamine too.”
“He’s no longer my pawn. There’s a chance I might become his pawn and, if that’s the case, I think I’d be fine with that. The present him is really dangerous to the extent that I can’t stop laughing. Besides that, the organization named the Dollars itself is becoming an ammunition depot of the city named Ikebukuro.”
“Whose fault do you think that is?”
Izaya extends both of his arms out and shakes his head at Mikage’s sarcastic comment.
“It’s no one’s fault. Various elements got entangled and as a result it became that way.”
“…..So are you saying there’s nobody pulling the strings?”
Izaya still repeats the same thing in response to Mikage’s question.
“Yeah, that’s right. It’s no one’s fault. If I were to describe it, the various people surrounding him were all a little bit bad. Include he himself.”
This was Izaya’s true feelings.
It can be said that what destroyed Ryuugamine Mikado was his distorted love for the “Dollars of the past” and everything around him.
Kida Masaomi, who became scared of facing his best friend.
Sonohara Anri, who tried to be a third party.
Heiwajima Shizuo, who gave the pure boy a “longing for power”.
The Headless Rider, who made the line between reality and illusion ambiguous.
Kuronuma Aoba, who tried to take advantage of him and approached him.
Rokujou Chikage, who didn’t punish him for creating the Dollars and didn’t give him the chance to make things up.
And Orihara Izaya himself, who pushed his back a little in the beginning.
Each one of them might not be at fault.
However, it’s the fact that all of them accumulated ate away at Mikado and brought him down this far.
Izaya thinks, feels, and considers such a situation for Mikado——
He happily laughs from the bottom of his heart.
“But I will forgive him. Let me forgive all of them! Some people say God’s love is infinite but humans’ love also has no limitations! I will forgive him even if other people don’t forgive him! I will forgive him and the other people too! If I can be the audience of such an entertaining scene, it’s a piece of cake to do!”
Mikage was keeping a mental distance from Izaya, whose energy was rising by himself, and gave a big sigh.
“What I said was sarcasm meaning I think you’re pulling the strings.”
“I see, Mikage-chan is bad at being sarcastic.”
“I consider myself good at destroying guys’ faces.”
Izaya brings the conversation back on track right away while stopping Mikage from standing up.
“Hey, stop stop. Can’t you show that fighting spirit to other people?”
“It’s like we planned in the beginning. ….It’s time for people who aren’t human to leave. This show is a big scene for the “human” named Mikado-kun. It’s not something that can’t be dirtied by people that aren’t human.”
“No way. She’s human. She’s a wonderful human who beat the curse of the demon sword.”
Mikage and Kine looked at Izaya who asserted that and realized.
That Izaya’s eyes are not longer laughing although he’s still smiling.
“Sonohara Anri and Kujiragi Kasane. The Headless Rider too. Let’s make them quiet this time.”
He got rid of the “Star”, “Moon”, and “Death” cards from the table and threw them in the ashtray that doesn’t have any cigarettes butts in it but is now part of his apartment’s interior.
“Well, the problem will be Shizu-chan. Although Earthworm-chan withdrew her complaint…. It was unexpected that he was released from the police without getting violent.”
Lastly, he takes out the “Strength” card and Izaya ignites the lighter he takes out from his pocket.
“Shizu-chan is like that. He is seriously coming to destroy me and he will destroy everything if needed. Including the scene that has been neatly set up and is surrounding Mikado-kun.”
Kine and Mikage know the person Izaya calls as such well.
Very few people wouldn’t know about him if they lived long enough in this city.
Up until seven years ago, the “chase” that was similar to a death match between Heiwajima Shizuo and Orihara Izaya was a scene that could have been said was a trademark of the city.
However, she and Kine know that saying it’s only similar to a death match is not accurate.
It was definitely a death match and it’s a miracle that they both didn’t die.
“Destroying me alone is one thing, but destroying the current situation of the city…. I can’t allow such a blasphemy against humans.”
After he dropped the “Strength” card that was burning into the ashtray, he looked at the other cards that were burning and Izaya laughed happily.
“Ah, I might need to be seriously prepared this time.”
The next moment, the smile on Orihara Izaya’s face completely disappears.
Then, with cold eyes that can freeze the minds of people who see it, he spits out the words.
SCANDAL’s HARUNA & SKE48/SNHK48′s Miyazawa Sae; “Met my beloved friend at the MJ recording(OvO) I also watched their rehearsal from the audience stand. I received energy! I love you~~~(((o(*ﾟ▽ﾟ*)o))) #SCANDAL #Haruna-chan” - Sae
I had an interview the other day for my role as Haruna Ichito from IDOL-RISM. The photo shoot was at a University, and I wore white and put on glasses. The Seiyuu Grand Prix issue will be on sale from April 10th. Please look forward to it.
Prepare yourselves guiz: UME-CHAN IN GLASSES.
FYI, Haruna Ichito…
Well, it was nice knowing you all. I’m essentially going to be done in from ikemen overload.