i love you as much as i love kazehaya

From the Bessatsu Margaret website’s daily countdown to the release of the September 2017 Issue! “Kimi ni Todoke” is resuming serialization after a two month hiatus and is about to enter its final arc…

The September Issue comes out this Saturday, August 12th! 🎉🎉🎉

Kimi ni Todoke Chapter 121 Translation

Hey my fellow Kimi ni Todoke fans!

I’m so sorry for the long wait on this translation! Thank you for your patience!

Before we get started, let me put my usual disclaimer out there. I can read Japanese and I study the language in my free time, but I’m not even remotely close to fluent. I sometimes encounter sentence structures / grammar concepts that are beyond my level of comprehension, and I do my best to figure things out with the help of my dictionary and the internet. With this in mind, just know that I do occasionally make mistakes and misinterpret things; I’m not trying to pass this or my other translations off as the work of an experienced or professional translator. I love translating, and the main reason I do it is so that those of you who adore Kimi ni Todoke but can’t read or understand Japanese can follow what’s happening in the latest chapters. I don’t think it would be fair if only those of us who understand Japanese got to keep in the loop, especially when official English translations are so far behind! So even though some things might be wrong, I’d still like to share what I was able to gather from the chapter with you! :)

Without spoiling anything…my Sawako x Kazehaya shipper friends out there, the next couple of weeks are going to be very hard for you. This chapter ends on a cliffhanger, but stay strong! October 13th will be here before you know it!

Now before we jump to the first page of this super cute chapter, I want to encourage everyone to buy Bessatsu Margaret (if you’re financially able to). I know it’s a lot easier (and a little cheaper) to read scans online, but if you’re a fan of Kimi ni Todoke / shoujo manga, you will absolutely love this magazine. The images are large so you can see a lot of detail, and the original printings of these last few chapters will be a very special addition to your collection of Kimi ni Todoke books and merchandise. Plus it supports the author, Karuho Shiina; living outside Japan, it’s not as easy to send encouraging messages, but buying the magazines that feature her work is a great way to offer her support and show our appreciation. Again, only if you have the money and are interested in purchasing - I’m not trying to push or guilt anyone, just spreading the word that the magazine is a really fun thing to own and collect!

Okay, now that that’s done, let’s go help Kazehaya move into his new apartment!

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yukaflame  asked:

Hi! Since when do you think Pin has started to have feelings for Ayane? What could have been the "trigger"?

Hi @yukaflame!! Thank you so much for your question, and I’m sorry that I’m responding so late! 

I’ve been thinking a lot this past week about what might have triggered it, but rather than one moment or event sparking Pin’s feelings for Ayane, I think it’s been a series of gradual changes in the way he sees her. One thing I love about Ayane and Pin as a couple is that we’ve gotten to watch them build a relationship from nothing (whereas both Sawako and Kazehaya and Ryu and Chizu had the foundations of mutual affection and respect on which to build their love even before the start of the series). In the beginning, Ayane and Pin have no history, no romantic first-encounter, and they certainly don’t like each other lol. Over 120 chapters they slowly shift from flirting bickering student and teacher to close friends who deeply care for and respect each other (and then to, potentially *FINGERS CROSSED*, romantic partners in the future). 

We get to see Ayane’s development firsthand via her inner thoughts, but Pin is a giant question mark for much of the series. We very rarely get a peek into his head, if ever, so we have no idea how he sees Ayane (or at least, it’s not spelled out for us). However, I think we can identify a few clear changes in his feelings for Ayane; these are just my opinions, and obviously you’re free to disagree! :)

My answer is pretty long (as usual lol), so I’ll continue under the cut. In case someone is reading this who hasn’t been keeping up with the series past Chapter 111 / Volume 27 (latest Viz release as of posting) or Chapter 112 (latest scanlated chapter as of posting), I’ll warn you that this contains MAJOR SPOILERS. Cool? Cool. Let’s dive in!

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