Chapter 40 pt1

Chapter 40 pt2

Title: 2 February

Published: Approximately April – May 2002 in Dengeki Daioh

Volume 4

Previous Chapter → 39

Next Chapter → 41


Part 1

  • Study session
  • Grand appearance
  • Chiyo's dad
  • How rude
  • Cat
  • Wake
  • Identity revealed
  • Combine forces
  • Instant reflexes
  • Okay, not really
  • Wedge (N.)
  • Perfect
  • All I can do

Part 2

  • Sports university
  • Shining bright
  • No good
  • Don't open it
  • Aww
  • Backup failure
  • If it gets hurt
  • Tomo and Osaka's big day
  • Genius power
  • Ah
  • She lives
  • Losing streak
  • Encouragement
  • All together
  • Exams are hard


  • Osaka sleeps under the kotatsu with the Chiyo-chichi plushie as a pillow again.
  • Chiyo-chichi said earlier that Sakaki would eventually find a real cat. In this chapter, where he meets Maya in Osaka's dream, he asks him "Are you a real cat?"
  • When praying for her friends' good luck, Chiyo uses Osaka's method of breaking chopsticks that she bought just for the occasion.
  • Earlier, Kagura asked Nyamo about sports universities, and here, she reveals to her teachers that she got accepted by one.
  • It was revealed that Chiyo helped Osaka with her studies, which is why Osaka wants Chiyo to look at her school results with her.
  • Early on we found out that Sakaki wanted to be a veterinarian. She has now applied for a veterinary school.
  • Tomo and Osaka ask Chiyo to recharge the good luck charms she gave them before.



Cultural References

  • Chiyo-chichi says "吾輩は猫である Wagahai wa Neko de Aru" which translates to "I am a cat". Wagahai wa Neko de Aru is the title of the famous first novel of legendary author Soseki Natsume, written in 1905.
  • According to Osaka, Chiyo-chichi looks like the former (and rather unpopular) Japanese prime minister Yoshiro Mori.
  • Osaka, Tomo and Chiyo-chan discuss architectural wedges, sometimes seen on shrine gates.

Unanswered Questions

  • How Chiyo-chichi could show up in Osaka's dream and talk about his daughter going to America, like in Sakaki's dreams.
  • What kind of schools Osaka, Tomo and Yomi applied for.
  • At the end of the chapter, it is still not answered if Yomi got into any schools.

Memorable Moments

  • Osaka's dream about Chiyo-chichi.
  • Kagura is, surprisingly enough, the first to get accepted into college – more specifically, a sports university.
  • Osaka and Tomo get accepted into the same college, though Yomi does not succeed.


16px-Quote1 Hello, every-nyan. How are you? Fine, thank you. 16px-Quote2
Chiyo-chichi (to Osaka) [in English]
16px-Quote1 Your face looks sorta familiar. Like … Prime minister Mori … 16px-Quote2
Osaka (to Chiyo-chichi)
Chiyo-chichi (to Osaka)
16px-Quote1 And so, the time has come … for everyone to take their exams … which means all I can do for them is pray. [starts splitting chopsticks] 16px-Quote2
16px-Quote1 But this school … was my backup in case I failed outta the others. 16px-Quote2
Osaka (after failing an entrance exam)
16px-Quote1 So, if you were a vet … Would you even fix up beetles 'n' stuff? 16px-Quote2
Osaka (to Sakaki)
16px-Quote1 Don't worry, Yomi! You'll definitely pass the next one … I think! 16px-Quote2
16px-Quote1 Tomo, Osaka and Kagura … all getting into college … [sips her drink] HA! HA! HA!

Is so odd. 16px-Quote2


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