[boke's comments in brackets like this]
Page 000a Panel 1 [page numbers from tankobon]
Yoshida Hiroyuki [right side]
I caught the Noro Virus.
So did my editor.
I think it might have been my fault...
002-1 Yuki-san reads Hourou Musuko and brings us up to date
It's like looking at me when I was a boy. The biggest difference is that I didn't have friends back then. Girls tease him because they're envious of how cute he is. Boys pick on him and tease him too....
Well, the story is mainly about that. Ah, he also like to bake goodies. That's another way he's different from me. I'm not good at cooking. Well, it's more that I hate it.
Oh my, I don't need to re-read the story, I remember it like yesterday. I thought to myself "well, there's a cute little boy" and started talking to him before I thought about it. After that, all sort of people criticized me "what were you intending, talking to a boy like that". However, no matter what your expectations are, isn't it simply manners to greet cute kids like that? Well, Shi-chan often scolds me about that stuff. But, it's all good, right?
She sure seems like an eccentric girl, doesn't she? Maybe because she isolates herself? I can't bring myself to hate awkward kids like this. Oh, my my my.... I see. She loves Shuu-kun and hates Yoshino-chan, hmm? I've learned something pretty important here. Well, no more excuses. My ability to not hate her is slipping. I hope she gets along with them, but looking at what she's done up 'till now - well...
003-1 Ariga Makoto
I used to work in a bar with someone who reminds me of him. Takes me back... Well, what's past is past. Shuu-kun's best "male friend". Shuu-kun has lots of nice friends. Yeah, that makes me pretty jealous.
She came to the school's opening ceremony wearing a boy's uniform. That took guts! I was pretty unassuming in junior high, so I'm sure I would have hated someone who stood out so much. But she seems like a nice girl, so that makes me feel better. I bet it would have been fun to have these two as friends back then. ...oh my, I must seem like I've been complaining a bit, huh? Sorry. But I'm ok now. Don't worry about me.
Let me just get it out there. I really love kids like this.
Ah, don't tell Shi-chan, ok?
Shuu-kun's big sister. Mmm, how should I put this? She seem to be the kinds that wields a lot of power. I wonder if that's how Shuu-kun became so quiet?
I have an older brother, but he never teased me like that. Well, my older brother is pretty weird.
Of course I remember her. She's the one who was so energetic and came over to say hi, right? She often gets stuck between a rock and a hard place because of interactions between Shuu-kun's friends. Don't make her cry! Shuu-kun and Yoshino-chan must be happy to have such a good friend like her. But when she has to think hard, her head "get's itchy". What does she do when finals come around?
Shi-chan was my classmate, however...
But we never had the kind of relationship that Shuu-kun and Yoshino-chan have. Shi-chan had lots of friends, and I was always by myself.
Ah... But I hung in there! Some day, I'll tell the whole story, so forgive me for now. Shi-chan was the one who grabbed Yoshino-chan's crotch. Don't you think he also does some pretty reckless things?
004-1 The start of summer vacation
The middle of summer vacation
The end of summer vacation
Party preparations (1)
Party preparations (2)
Party preparations (3)
It's a party! Everyone Assemble!! (Part one)
It's a party! Everyone Assemble!! (Part two)
005-1 The start of summer vacation
007-2 Ding Dong
007-3 I guess they're not here...
Seems that way...
007-2 Summer Vacation just started, so I thought they'd be here...
Anyway, let's leave invitations for them
007-4 To Yuki-san and Shi-chan
We made you invitations to our culture festival. Please come.
007-5 What should we do now...?
008-2 Ok, so we can have two each!
009-6 As a guy, do you like the female Takatsuki-san?
010-1 Or do you want
To become a girl, and have Takatsuki-san love you like that?
010-5 When you put me on the spot like that...
011-1 But that's your real desire
011-2 Becoming a girl
And having a male Takatsuki-san...
011-3 Your desire drove you to write that story, right?
011-4 I wanted you to be Juliet, so I wrote it like this
012-1 Chiba-san, you're pretty cute, huh?
012-2 I thought you would make more trouble for Nitorin
012-3 So you *can* control yourself [make that word italics]
012-4 I'm impressed
You want me to smack you one?
012-5 Whoa. Scary.
013-2 That's your real desire
013-3 Chiba-san nailed it on the head!
013-4 Yuki's place?
Of course I want to go
013-5 Let me have a bite of the strawberry
014-1 Have a bite of the cheese cream
Do you want to play Romeo?
This is about the play we're writing, ok?
015-1 I don't care what role I get
Sarashina-san might be good, huh?
015-2 I want you to play Romeo, Takatsuki-san...
015-3 And I want to play Juliet
015-4 I do
015-5 You're into it, huh...
015-6 If we're gonna do it, I'd like a detective story.
That'd be pretty cool
016-1 No, not that
016-3 I want
I want you to see me as a girl
016-5 I do
Think of you as a guy, so...
017-3 For me, this play is not just a play
017-5 You and me
Playing the leads...
018-2 That's my desire
018-3 You, as a guy
Me, as a girl
018-5 A story with a happy ending for everyone...
019-1 I'm sorry!
019-2 You've really thought about this, Nitori-kun
Bow your head! Please!
019-3 I just thought it was some play
What are those two doing?
020-1 Let's try it!
We'll make it a success!
021-1 Pardon us
Working over summer vacation? That's great!
sfx: glug glug
021-2 ...here's some barley tea
We got fired up and all of us came...
021-3 Oh no, will this roll cake be enough?
021-4 We'll just cut it thin and share!
021-5 Chiba-san, you mom is really nice
022-1 He likes you, that's why he came over
I couldn't care less if I was dead
No, really! You're very beautiful
023-3 Splish slash
023-5 Can I help?
024-1 ...don't bother. You're a guest
024-2 There's nothing to wash
024-3 I'm scrubbing the sink!
024-4 I'm sorry she gets so angry
024-5 Scrub Scrub
024-5 Are you mad?
I'm not mad
024-6 ...do you think the two of them will get chosen?
As Romeo and Juliet
025-3 Up till now, they've voted for it
025-4 I'm going to put my name forward too
026-1 You'd better vote for me
What? You threatening me?
026-2 But you'd be good as Romeo too
Ah, they seem to be getting along
026-4 Bye bye
027-2 I'm home
027-3 Whoa, that's rare
You've got some energy in your voice
027-5 ...what time do you need to get up?
028-1 To tell the truth, I'm relying on you
Come on already, get up by yourself!
028-2 It'd be great if when I open my eyes, we'd already be at grampa's house
028-3 I like riding trains