I've read it too, Kou is such a jerk. You could see how frustrated he was but please, there's a limit to how nice you can even though you're hurting yourself and others with what you're doing. It's time he gets over that damn girl, who is just using a pretext to stay close to him/win him over (Was her name Narumi? I only know that I really dislike her).
Anyway, it's Kou's own fault that Kikuchi gets his chance now tbh I still prefer Kou x Futaba but if that doesn't happen (which seems highly unlikely though, as that would totally go against the usual shoujo route) I'm fine with Kikuchi too. He's a nice guy and he really cares for Futaba.
Unfortunately I don't think Kikuchi stands a chance, really. Judging by the inner thoughts of Futaba who is still waiting for Kou...
This is so frustrating.
well at least finally someone INSIDE THE MANGA tells Kou what he's actually doing! At least it's not only us readers who feel it, but the characters around apparently notice that he's doing things out of pity!
If Futaba does see the good side of Kikuchi and decides to fall for him, and then they're happy etc. then all of a sudden Kou makes up his mind and swoops Futaba away... I'd be sad. because Kikuchi doesn't deserve that!
therefore, their relationship should not start so that he cannot be hurt
Maaaaaaaan, I'm so sad for Kikuchi. As much as I want him to be happy, Futaba is just not the one.
Another question I often ponder about is whether Tanaka-sensei will regret giving Shouko to Kominato and will snatch her away. I'd hate to see that too since Kominato is also a good guy...
it's either Kominato will soon realize that Tanaka also has feelings for her and will probably back off at the last minute. He seems to be a very sensitive person and attune to the emotions of everybody around him. So he'll sense something before any real damage can be done.
He's the good smart guy in this series, hehe.
If anyone is curious, there is a spoiler (in form of chapter summary) of Ao Haru Ride 29.
eeek i won't read the spoilers!!!
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I read ch29 already...
i must say, Kikuchi is cute and all, but when Futaba asked the question at the end "when will I start liking somebody else" it was kind of clear that, well, her answer is and always will be Kou.
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@P-chan, I kind of get why you're annoyed with Kou in this chapter.
He's still being wishy-washy and spineless, but his surprise interactions with Futaba inspire him to be in contact with his inner self more, and gives him room to breathe and just be himself. So I think this chapter showed that and this will hopefully give him more conviction.
aieeeee! chapter 30!\
Finally Kou grows a spine!!! So... what's the challenge for the entire manga now that the first hurdle has been overcome? What do you guys think?
Eat that, Kou, eat THAT! I really can't take it that we have to hurt Kikuchi very soon.... But I'm looking forward to how both will deal with their rivals to get together at last. The challenge now is most probably both rivals not letting go... We've seen how persistent Narumi is, and even though Kikuchi looks like someone timid and calm, he'll act up when the girl he likes is getting away too, of course. Or so I guess. XD
---------- Post added August 19, 2013 at 11:59 PM ---------- Previous post was July 21, 2013 at 02:01 PM ----------
Chapter 31. What to say...
I can only hope... that Kou won't chicken out next chapter... But I kinda think he will because he thinks he already lost looking at what he said. >_>
- Kou's sweetness made me go d'aww but also sighed.
- Kikuchi's sweetness made go d'awwwwwwwww but still sighed too.
- Narumi's... wickedness.... No comment. I already knew what she'd do when she saw Futaba that moment.
wut, I totally didn't notice that ch 31 was out already.
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okay I read it. wow, I didnt think Narumi would go to such lengths. >.>
what to do... what to do... Thing is, this thing with Kikuchi about accepting everything is all going to implode- it's not going to work. So he really needn't force himself. But maybe that's just how youngsters think, you know? They don't think much about destiny, or regrets. If you love someone who loves someone else, it will really suck in the long run- but I guess you'll only know it through years of taking care of kids of a woman who ran off with the real guy of her dreams.
That's just the way women work. They have regrets, and when they say they love someone, even if they "settle" for someone else who takes good care of them, marries them, etc., they'll still have that wild fantasy of the guy who made their heart skip a beat back then.
Last edited by baboysai; August 19, 2013 at 03:45 PM.
Well, yeah, while some boys may decide to back off knowing the girl he likes already has someone else in mind, some prefer to keep on going. Same goes with the girls, I assume. And looking back is something normal, haha. *remembers Orange* Just sad to see kind hearts break, or broken hearts to break even more. XD
Yay for a happy ending for Yuuri (at least for now)! Time to move on to other couples. Man, Futaba and Kikuchi just had to look so fit for each other like that for Kou to come in between and hopefully takes his girl back in proper manner... But I want to see Futaba and Kikuchi too. >_< Or just give Kikuchi to me! T_T
I can't help wondering if Narumi would counterattack, I don't think she'd give up so soon.