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I knew it was going to be tragic.
God damn! I hate being right about it now, I did not expect things to develop so quickly, well maybe I should have been prepared at least, quickly maybe, but sad as well? To think that IF ONLY the kid did not have a change of heart, one life would have been saved. I am still hoping the father will survive with great injury, but this is going too far with wishes.
Hahaha, yeah this is really Matsunaga at his best. I just like the atmosphere of it all, giving you sprinkles of hope, but ultimately sweeping the rug from under your feet.
Last edited by barbapapa; October 01, 2011 at 07:36 PM.
Indeed, the atmosphere, it's just tension and surprise lurking from every corner. His panel is choice brings the drama as well.
The 4th chapter got posted online this morning by Matsunaga, my translation is as good as done.
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Okay, it's up. Enjoy!
Brilliant! The genius does it again. A lot more sad elements in this chapter. Well the introduction of more evil characters will certainly bring the story into a new dimension, those grinning twins are up to no good, and the girl is the most mysterious of them all. Matsunaga is twisting this thing and it is going pretty good, I feel sad for Paperakyu though, he was sleeping and they woke him up, poor guy.
And the fly thing, what was that? I did not understand it well. What is Matsunaga symbolizing?
He (the mosquito btw) sucked Paperakyu's blood, but the germs of the disease made his head explode? lol
Matsunaga displaying the sickness as really deadly huh?
Just when the teacher was explaining the sickness as not that violent and that it does not spread much. Though the mosquito did go and suck the blood right out of the infected face, so that must count as instant death! Damn, I predict now that since he displayed the sickness it WILL spread! I want the twins and the girl to be infected! Paperakyu has a nice defense mechanism!
Well the teacher said that you couldn't get infected by mere touch, but something like digesting an infected person's blood would definitely do it for any disease. Much like HIV.
Also it may just be the case for mosquitos; their heads may not be able to handle growing limbs as opposed to human heads.
Personally I liked how he gave more insight to how the world perceives this Paperakyu disease. Before this chapter I was contemplating that it might've just been something made-up to explain why Sachio looks the way he does.
Last edited by barbapapa; November 01, 2011 at 01:08 PM.
Yes, like HIV! I wonder though if some children really are infected, it may be through blood, but it may not be exactly like HIV, maybe through air as well? unlikely but Matsunaga has been kind of foreshadowing that some of the children who met him are infected. Oh yeah! Well we might just start seeing limbs on some of the children then if they are infected.
Well this chapter ended in a doozy of a cliffhanger. As always, curious to see what unexpected turn of events come to be.
Indeed, I almost did not read the last page, but it was indeed as I said twisting the story even further, plus his dad begin dead will probably come up soon, so yeah destroyed home, evil children out to get you and the news of his dad's crash would certainly devastate poor Paperakyu.
Matsunaga posted the fifth chapter on his website this morning, expect the translated version within 24 hours!
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Okay it's done, check my tumblr for a download link.
It gets more sad, even though the mangaka is not giving us this directly you can feel it in the words that the characters are using. Paperakyu is slowly trying to make a friend that actually wants him as one. And the issue with his father as well. I wonder how long will Matsunaga stretch out that story, how long before Paperakyu learns the truth of what happened? But I think we will just see the bond between the two kids now as they become friends in the next chapters.
Chapter 6 is out! Happy New Year folks!
For a second there that twist was just mind blowing! But then another one in the last page! Maybe this is true though? Even though he was dreaming, it may just be the whole thing behind the illness? I liked how Matsunaga made the allusion from the fairy tail by Andersen that the king is not wearing any clothes.
High quality stuff and it was all a dream, or at least the last part of it? I mean Paperakyu is still naked in the music room?