Title: Hibi mo Tsumoreba Koi to Naru
Author/Artist: Kon Shota
On the day of the school’s entrance ceremony, third year student Sora was suddenly confessed to by a freshman boy. Sora was initially confused, but he then realized that the boy was none other than Oto, the boy he played with many summers ago back when he was a child. Oto made him reluctantly promise that he’d spend as much time as he could with him, but Sora finds himself gradually becoming closer to the younger boy. Now, Sora couldn’t help but wonder if Oto’s “love” for him was just an extension of his childhood attachment to him…
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No, you aren’t just imagining it.
These two works admittedly have way too many similarities. I mean, DK stories do tend to revolve around spring, but to even have almost the exact same covers??? 😂 The leads also have almost the exact same traits and problems. BOTH WORKS EVEN HAVE GLOW-UPS I LIVED FOR. My favorite is clearly Haru Made no Kyori, but make no mistake—this was released on 2018 while Haru Made no Kyori was released a year after and it’s Kon Shota’s FIRST! Kon Shota beat themselves over how lacking they were as a storyteller and I mean same, but I hope that they know that this was a great debut piece. I’m really confused as to why no one’s ever took this one on even.
Now, you may be thinking that I picked this up because it’s another mushy DK story and my past two releases were DK stories too, but I actually didn’t do it for HibiTsumo.
Have you ever wondered why they added so much info about Honjou when he was only playing a side character? Well, turns out that he isn’t just going to be a side character because he’s starring in his own sequel that’s been released last year!
I’m still waiting for the tank release, but omg, the things I’ve seen so far is…👌 I’m going to live for Honjou, I just know it! And I’ve a huge feeling that I’m going to feel that excitement I felt when I was working on Haru Made no Kyori in his sequel!
That aside, I have to apologize for the many, many atrocities I have committed while working on this (do tell me if there are any mistakes in the translations or typos, so I can change them immediately!). I mean, I knew that it was going to be hard, but I thought that I could do it. I really didn’t know what I had gotten myself into and I have to admit that I lost the cleaning battle on this one. This was honestly the worst clean I’ve ever done. 😔 Hopefully, I get help from a better cleaner/redrawer for the sequel. Anyone willing to help?
Also, a little life update, I might be going on another hiatus for a while (or until the tank of the sequel gets released) because I’ve been laid off with the pandemic going on and our government being trash (goodbye, studying in Japan dreams). I won’t be able to buy any more mangas or BLCDs at this point of time, and even though I still have some stuff that I have and plan to translate, I don’t think that I’d be motivated enough to work on any of them for a while. It even took me a month to finish this because I was too preoccupied with the shit I’ve been dealing with. 😩 Anyone willing to donate their citizenship to me? 😂
We can get divorced after a year, I promise I won’t kill you
I hope y’all enjoy reading this. As usual, stay safe, everyone!