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Chapter 36 pt1

Chapter 36 pt2

Title: 10 October

Published: Approximately December 2001 – January 2002 in Dengeki Daioh

Volume 4

Previous Chapter → 35

Next Chapter → 37

Synopsis

Part 1

  • Tongue tripped
  • I.Q. test
  • Ouch, ouch
  • Pushover
  • Wasted effort
  • Responsibility
  • Mood-maker
  • Pacing yourself
  • Low-calorie happiness
  • President of the Gym Shorts Coalition
  • Confession
  • Gotcha
  • Hauled in
  • Adult entertainment industry
  • Stalker

Part 2

  • I didn't think of that
  • Ummm
  • Melon bread
  • Cheerleaders
  • Man clothes
  • Flag bearer
  • We all run together
  • Run seriously
  • Gotta go faster
  • Just you wait
  • Trust me
  • Taking charge
  • Showdown
  • Win or die
  • All together

Referbacks

  • Earlier, Osaka said she wanted to participate in a bread-eating race. Now that the list of events in the sports festival has been updated, Osaka is eager to find out whether there is a bread-eating race among them.
  • Yomi is bitter because she fails to lose weight, while Kagura and Osaka never gain weight – Kagura has a high metabolism and Osaka gets full very easily.
  • Kimura talks again about how much he likes gym shorts.
  • Tomo dresses up as a policewoman, and Kagura says it looks like Tomo is ready to join ICPO already, like she said she wanted to.
  • Tomo calls Chiyo-chan "Chiyosuke", a nickname first used by Yukari-sensei.
  • We found out before that the name of Kaorin's friend was Chihiro, and here she dresses up as an anime character of the same name.
  • It is known from earlier that Yukari and Nyamo used to go to the same school as the girls now do. Here, they talk about this and wear their old school uniforms.
  • Chiyo-chan gets to be a cheerleader again.

Trivia

Characters

Cultural References

  • Tomo dresses up as a policewoman, and Chiyo as a criminal.
  • Chihiro dresses up as Chihiro (or Sen) from the 2001 Studio Ghibli production Spirited Away, in the company of someone dressed like Kaonashi (No-Face) from the same film.
  • When Yukari and Nyamo dress up in school uniforms, Tomo pretends to arrest them for operating without a license. This is because some amount of prostitution is allowed in Japan as long as the brothels inform the authorities of their activity, and keep it subtle. She implies that her teachers would dress up in school uniforms for the sake of their clients.
  • Yomi and Chiyo wear regular girls' cheerleader uniforms, while Tomo, Kagura and Sakaki all wear boys' cheering uniforms.

Unanswered Questions

  • Why Tomo and Kagura were (unintentionally) causing a mess during the preparations for the sports festival.
  • Who the student was that dressed up as Kaonashi (hard to tell since the costume doesn't show the person's face).
  • What crime Chiyo-chan was supposed to have committed.
  • Why the bands tied around the heads of Class 3 students read "Red Raccoon Dog".
  • How Kimura managed to get hold of a boys' school uniform his size on such short notice.
  • From which class the boy came that made fun of Class 3.

Memorable Moments

  • Kagura inadvertently knocks over the tent that the others had prepared and gets tears in her eyes because she was feeling guilty. This surprises and confuses Tomo.
  • Yukari and Nyamo wear their old school uniforms, and it is revealed that when they went to high school, it was an all-girls' school.
  • Osaka finally gets to compete in the bread-eating race, but comes in last because she had such a hard time picking out a flavour.
  • Sakaki takes the lead in the relay, making it look like Class 3 is going to win, but Nyamo passes Yukari after the baton is handed over to her.
  • After a history of winning the athletic festival, Class 3 gets in last place.

Quotes

16px-Quote1 Why do I always have to be so rough and violent? 16px-Quote2
Kagura
16px-Quote1 W-WHAT ARE YOU DOING!? YOU'RE SUPPOSED TO GO, "IT'S TOMO'S FAULT"!! DON'T GET ALL RESPONSIBLE! YOU'RE MAKING ME LOOK BAD!! 16px-Quote2
Tomo (to Kagura)
16px-Quote1 LONG LIVE GYM SHORTS!! BANZAI!! BANZAI!! 16px-Quote2
Kimura
16px-Quote1 Chiyosuke here is my culprit. 16px-Quote2
Tomo
16px-Quote1 What crime did Chiyo-chan commit? 16px-Quote2
Osaka
16px-Quote1 HIP HIP HOORAY!! HOORAY!! 16px-Quote2
Kaorin (when she sees Sakaki in the boys' cheering uniforms)
16px-Quote1 Ah-ha-ha! Look at her. Is she walking!? Class 3 isn't trying to win at all! 16px-Quote2
Male student (to Sakaki)
16px-Quote1 WHOA!! NYAMO-CHAN CAN REALLY RUN!! 16px-Quote2
Tomo
16px-Quote1 Well, gang … Tough luck out there!! 16px-Quote2
Yukari (to Class 3)

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