Reserved for Under the Blossoming Cherry Trees
Ume ni Uguisu
Being a mangaka is very lonely.
*(in my opinion.)*
This is what happens when I meets someone new every once in a while.
Hehe, what outfit should I wear? What stories should I tell?
Just the thought of it already excites me.
If I sign something for someone.
The story of a blossoming flower.
White SFX: shake shake
My hand is starting to tremble…!!
I normally don’t talk to the usual strangers…
Aye, why is this happening. Will this be alright…
*uh - *
I think there are some room issues as well…
Let’s pretend we don’t know each other [bottom speech bubble]
Ha ha ha
Ding Dong Deng
Isezaki, the one who I like.
I have no idea what’s going on in his head.
I’ve been called “a bucket of unrequited love” for a month now.
Ah, thanks for the note.
I can’t ever act cute!!
There’s something that I just don’t understand…
Black SFX: Thump
White SFX: Hold
Even though he knows how I feel, why is he doing this to me?
Is he playing with me?
I won’t ever eat this!
It seems that nowadays,
Isezaki has been mysteriously acting nicely around Umehara.
Oh my ~ Really~? For real??
It’s frustrating. (ST: just saying one word about it is frustrating)
Isezaki’s doing this cuz he thinks that Umehara likes him.
But still – I feel we’ll just be burdensome if we do anything.
What really would be scary is
If we bump into them from the front
and answer to them
from the front. [T/L NOTE: I don’t know what this is supposed to mean…]
That’s how I hope it turns out…
Wow ~ great timing!
I lost a game of rock paper scissors today so I didn’t have anything but potato chips.
Just one bite <3 (ST: meat <3)
Isezaki~ let’s leave.
*don’t eat all of it!*
Give me some of your drink too.
SFX: slurp (I don’t know what the SFX for drinking soda is… you can replace this with what you feel is right)
It tastes weird. (ST: weird)
I’ll leave first! <3
*he’s like a tornado…*
…woah, Umehara!! Was that just now by chance
an indirect kiss…
Without even the slightest bit of hesitation!!
*Hey, that’s a going a bit too far.*
*I didn’t even know…*
I don’t want to confess or anything like that.
Because just being like this
is enough for me to be happy.
Board: 7/18 Summer vacation
This won’t go on like this, right?
Just an unrequited love.
Just a mere classmate.
“I want to see you.”
Isn’t something that I can’t say.
Summer vacation isn’t even necessary…
Umehara, we need a change in ideas.
SFX: lift (?)
Go obsess yourself with “This year’s summer ☆ If Isezaki dates me ver.”
To the beach…
To the mountains…
To the streets…
Wow, it’s like a dream…
…that’s so cliché.
SFX: tremble tremble
B-but still, that’s just if we theoretically were to go out…
That’s right. If you were to confess, it’s either going to be 0% or 100%...
Right now, in your situation, there could be a 50% chance…
Once the summer vacation starts though, that 50% becomes 0%.
As of now, your situation is 0%!
In contrast, it’s not like the possibility of 100% isn’t there…
SFX: um… um…
…I’ll do it!
Oh! That’s the spirit Umehara!!
*she’s sparkling all over!*
Then I’ll give you this!!
It’s an event perfect for a confession.
Wow, this is Isezaki’s neighborhood. (ST: I don’t know it well though…)
Paper: 27th annual
Although summer vacation starts tomorrow,
Overeating, drinking too much (ST: etc..)
Board: Start: 9:30 ; Gym ; Don’t forget
And don’t forget your gym clothes
And with that, you are dismissed!
*Noisy Noisy Noisy Dread Dread Bump*
Ah… wait a second.
If I don’t tell him today, I’ll have to wait until second semester to see him again.
All I have to say is, “do you want to go watch the fireworks together?”…
Ah… Y-you see…
During the summer, will you go to the f-
My heart will explode!!
SFX: shake shake
Ah, Ume, you see-
Wanna go to the fireworks festival in my neighborhood?
Yeah! (ST: I’ll go)
Yo – what is it? A girl?
SFX: nosy nosy
Ah, then let’s gather Ume’s friends and-
Oh~ 3:3 just right!
Is this a meeting!!
What do you want to do, Ume?
Yeah! Let’s do that…
It’s harder to go alone…
Then it’s a plan.
If I said, “I’ll confess at the fireworks festival.”
Would Isezaki laugh
At such a thing?
Ah, but his laughter…
SFX: thump thump thump
look forward to it!
The night festival…
An unusual event…
I will confess!
Wow, Umehara, you look a lot better. (ST: Although I did predict that this would happen)
I put in some effort.
Ah, I found Umehara and her friends! (ST: yay, girls!)
*oh it’s a yukata*
It’s too light…
Let’s not dwell too long on the small problems!
I’m gonna be confessing today!!
When’s a good time to do it?
Will I be able to say it properly? (ST: anxious)
Ah… I’m in trouble. I feel like weird inside… (ST: thump)
it’s a yoyo!
Ume, what color do you like~?
The girls over there –
How do you where this kind of clothing? Did your mom put it on for you?
Ah… we’re alone…
Ah, no. Just this alone.
Really?! That’s impressive!!
(ST: thump) Impressive?
It took me 3 hours to put it on while reading a book!
I don’t have to be saying this…
(ST: thump) I thought it would help if I wore this since it’s so hot, but now I’m soaking wet… (ST: anxious)
Did I just say that I’m soaking wet!!
I thought I was supposed to confess?!
Just tell him that I like him!!
That’s a b-…
That’s what I like
the most about Ume!
Not saying those kinds of things…
Wait a second… I have to use the bathroom…
Why are you doing this?!
Are you alright?!
don’t come any closer!
This is the worst.
Nothing went as planned!
The fireworks started…
Will they be finding me…
The number you have dialed cannot be reached at this time.
Please try again at a later ti-
What is this~?!
Oh – Isezaki! Over here!! (ST: you’re late)
What a relief. We couldn’t connect to your cell! (ST: confusion)
SFX: boooom [the sound of fireworks… I have no idea what they should sound like, so I put boom for now. Feel free to replace it with a more fitting word.]
We somehow managed to find you.
It was the same location last year…
What about Umehara? Weren’t you with her?
She didn’t come here before me?
The number you have dialed –
The line is too busy –
SFX: noisy noisy noisy
On the phone screen: Please charge the phone.
Hey, who’s holding up the line!!
Ah… my last bill.
I blew through my money today…
…huh? Nothing’s coming out!
I can’t break my composure in a place like this!!
Snap out of it!!
How will I get home?
What in the world was I thinking…
I finally found you!
Why are you crying?!
My last ￥1000…
ended up in this state…
Wow. How tragic…
What is that? Gum…?
Why do you have gum in your wallet??
…Cuz it’s the gum that Isezaki gave me…
Because it’s my treasure…
Ume is an idiot I see…
…get on the bike for now.
…I didn’t get to see the fireworks…
I didn’t get to see it either.
badump badump badump
I’m really sorry.
It isn’t too late yet.
...wow, that’s amazing!
It’s so pretty!!
There’s no one here!!
Huh? Am I not a person?
I really like this.
SFX: screech [the sound of a bike using its brakes to stop the tires… I suck at translating SFXs]
Why’d you stop all of a sudden!!
Why would you interrupt me while I’m riding?!
Why?! Just tell me why?
Ah! Have you seen a ghost?!
Ah… you see…
like you Isezaki!
…I’m sorry, Umehara…
I know this might sound ridiculous or light
SFX: thump thump
It wouldn’t be a lie if I said that you’re “cute” or that I “like” you.
wanna go out with me?
As I thought, this is too light!
You’re not saying this just because of the mood, right?
Hahaha are you sure you’re not reading too much into it? (ST: you think I’m that kind of guy?)
Wow, Umehara is my girlfriend now –
We’re in trouble now!
I really look forward to it!!
August, on that day
my unrequited love was finally returned.