Hello again, translator-san! 😊 Pls pls pls share your thoughts with us on the latest chapter! I am so happy with Kiji's appearance and I am totally surprised with his declaration! Which team do you think he would join? :) Thank you as always for the translations! Hope you are well and safe. :)
@thefunsizedweirdo asked: Hi! Again, thank you for taking time and effort to translate these. Hope you are safe and getting enough rest. And gaaah! The recent chapter got me excited for Kiji ❤️ want to know your thoughts on the latest chapter
Thank you both for asking my opinion!! *^*
Okay so!! It was an amazing chapter!! I!! Loved it!! So much!!
Let’s start from the beginning, okay, ‘cause I do have a lot of things to say, obviously xD
The date!! Onoda and Kiji going to the café was the cutest thing ever, honestly, they were simply so adorable!! Just two guys on a date, am i right? :’)
Kiji is the first one of Onoda’s rivals who’s really a friend to him - like, Onoda considers everyone his friend but lbr Manami isn’t really is friend (bc after he lost in the first IH he spent all that time being depressed and kinda hating Onoda, so ofc. The only momento they acted like real friends after they first met was when they met by chance at the aquarium), and Midosuji is…. well, he’s Midosuji, so ofc he doesn’t count lmao Yuuto is also kind of a rival for Onoda but also they arent friends. Kiji is really the first one! And I love that Onoda finally has a rival that he can really consider a friend!!
So yeah, it was adorable, how comfortable they were with each other??? Amazing, especially considering how Onoda is usually so awkward, but in the cafe all the awkwardness with Kiji was gone and they were just two friends enjoying some creampuffs and coffee!!
Also Onoda being the bestest boy and buying creampuffs for everyone???? He’s the cutest ;A;
Listen, I loved that whole scene so much :’)
I don’t know why I didn’t consider the possibility that it could be Kiji to do both sports!! Maybe bc it really seems so impossible to me to keep up with both things but… seems like Kiji doens’t think it will be a problem lmao I love his confidence, honestly. And I love how his reasons weren’t just “i want to race against Onoda and this is the only way”, but it’s a way for him to challenge himself and to get better at MTB. I love that in the end he makes the final decision bc he basically wants to race Onoda, but that his main reason is that he loves MTB so much and he wants to get better at it somehow. (also, the fact that he now considers Yoshimaru a threat is!!! Don’t mind me while I scream about this for a while aasdsdfdhgfjgh)
I honestly don’t know if he will join a team we already know or if he’ll be in a new one. He’s from Gunma and i don’t think any of the teams we already know is from there? So in order to join a team we already know he would have to move, but that’s not something he can do out of the blue? So from this point of view I think he would be from a new team altogether, which would also mean that we’d have 5 other new characters, unless Yoshimaru and Ichifuji randomly decided to join him too - not that I would complain, but that would be weird xD
Still, knowing Watanabe and knowing Kiji, he could also just move to another prefecture to join a strong team? that would be super extra even for him, but who knows? his school might already have a team, but it’s not like every team participates in the IH, it has to win the prefectural race first to qualify. Tbh, I don’t even think Kiji already thought about it lmao he’s too used to individual sports xD
But anyway, even if he does change prefecture and go to a team we already know, i dont think it would e either Kyofushi or Hakogaku, bc then we would have two of Onoda’s rivals on the same team? :/ but also, i can’t say it wouldnt be amazing to see Kiji and Midosuji on the same team - I kinda would love to see it tbh.
He could also move to Hiroshima? But then the role of the team in the IH would change completely from how it was the past two years, so idk. Or maybe he’ll go to Kumamoto Daichi and they’ll finally be really important asdsdfdghfjfhj
Anyway!! This is what I think xD I’m so excited for this whole thing, I love Watanabe and I love this manga :’)