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Chapter 13

Title: 2 February

Published: Approximately March 2000 in Dengeki Daioh

Volume 2

Previous Chapter → 12

Next Chapter → 14

Synopsis

  • The Taiyaki spirit
  • Just watch
  • Just for today
  • Can't take it
  • Teru teru Chiyo
  • Torture island
  • Dizzy
  • Sunny skies
  • Aerobic exercise
  • And she ran over the horizon
  • I will
  • You okay?
  • The light
  • Oh dear, oh dear
  • One win, one loss
  • Checking results
  • Spring
  • Anywhere
  • Education theory
  • Overconfidence
  • Doing good
  • Teacher
  • Creep

Referbacks

  • Earlier, it was revealed that Yomi had gained weight over the New Year. Here, she announces that she is now on a diet.
  • Previously we found out that Osaka is a terrible runner, which is referenced in this chapter when she worries greatly about the marathon. Chiyo is also nervous, for the same reasons.
  • Nyamo says that Yukari is the worst drunk ever, which we witness in this chapter.

Trivia

Characters

Cultural References

  • Yomi wants to get thinner, a reference to today's mainstream beauty ideal, and also the importance of a maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
  • On the day before the marathon, Osaka wishes for rain to come. Chiyo says that her sunny disposition usually brings good weather, so Osaka jokingly suggests for them to hang Chiyo upside down, like you would do with a teru teru bōzu. This is a reference to the Japanese tradition of making good luck charms out of white cloth and hanging them from a window, mainly when you want it to be sunny, but also when you want it to be rainy, by hanging the charms upside down instead. This explains why Tomo and Osaka hang Chiyo upside down from a window. To top it all off, the next day turns out to be lovely.

Unanswered Questions

  • Osaka says she is bad at "puzzles and stuff" but she is in fact later revealed to be excellent at riddles. Though she may not have been aware of this. The reason she is better at riddles is probably because of her unconventional way of thinking. But it is not known why she claims to be good at puzzles at first.
  • We do not find out who the child was that wished Sakaki good luck in the marathon.
  • It is unknown who the five people were that scored better than Sakaki in the marathon.
  • Yukari says "... And that's what makes me a bird!" but what exactly makes her a bird is not explained.
  • Two boys are collecting money for charity, but it is not said what they need the money for.

Memorable Moments

  • Tomo starts running as fast as she can just so she can be in the lead for the first mile, even though this ends with her coming in last together with Chiyo and Osaka. She calls this "her way of life". Chiyo decides to try this too, but it fails dramatically. Tomo even agrees that it is "no way to live".
  • Yukari and Nyamo's night out, with Yukari getting way too drunk, ends in the two of them encountering boys collecting money for charity. Yukari decides not to give them any because she's short on cash from having spent so much on alcohol, only to see Kimura give the boys a ¥10,000 bill. This is the first chapter where Kimura shows good qualities, such as generosity and charitableness, which confuses Yukari.

Quotes

16px-Quote1 AHA! YOU'RE ON A DIET, AREN'T YA? YOU SUCKER! 16px-Quote2
Tomo (to Yomi
16px-Quote1 EMULATE THE WAY I RUN! EMULATE THE WAY I LIVE! 16px-Quote2
Tomo (to Chiyo)
16px-Quote1 This is no way … To live. 16px-Quote2
Chiyo
16px-Quote1 EDUCATION, YOU SEE –!! … Is like this chicken yakitori. I'm the chicken, and you're the onions. 16px-Quote2
Yukari (to Nyamo)
16px-Quote1 Since I just got paid, I can afford to do a good deed!

Only have ¥500 left, so I'd better not. 16px-Quote2

Yukari
16px-Quote1 Oh! Thanks again, sir. We always appreciate your help. 16px-Quote2
Donation collector (to Kimura)
16px-Quote1 GUAAAAH!! I HATE IT WHEN A CREEP DOES SOMETHING NICE! WHAT A CREEP!! IS HE SUPPOSED TO BE A SAINT OR SOMETHING!? 16px-Quote2
Yukari (on Kimura)

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