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Text: Who is this hiding within a truck heading west!?
SFX: Pop up
Text: One Week Ago
Kirihiko: Why are you here!?
Kirihiko: Why you...!!
SFX: Purr purr
Text: The feelings that build up over time connect comrades.
Bottom: Volume 7 is on sale now!!
Title: Chapter 42 Westward
Original Work: Katayama Kentarou
(Shueisha: Super Dash Bunko)
Manga: Yamamoto Yamato
Script: Koyasu Hideaki
Continuity Organization: Furuya Daisuke
Tamaki: Murasaki-chan is looking kind of down.
Shinkurou: She's been like that for a while now...
Tamaki: She's waiting for Kirihiko-chan to return, isn't she?
Tamaki: I wonder where...
Tamami: Kirihiko-chan is...
Dog: Woof woof!
SFX: Pant pant
SFX: Wag wag
Murasaki: Wh-what happened, Murakurou!?
Murasaki: Why did you shrink so much!?
Dogs: Woof woof
Dogs: Woof woof
Murasaki: a whole bunch of Murakurous...
Shinkurou: A whole bunch...?
Ginko: Hello, Murasaki-chan.
Shinkurou: I see...
Shinkurou: So those puppies are Ginkurou's...
Ginko: Don't you mean...
Ginko: According to Murasaki-chan anyway.
Shinkurou: Sorry, Ginko. Thanks for...
Shinkurou: thinking about Murasaki.
Ginko: Make no mistake.
Ginko: I was just asked by the owner to look after them for another day.
Murasaki: These ones really do like Murakurou!
Shinkurou: Well, yeah.
Shinkurou: He's their father.
Murasaki: And Murakurou's father is you, right, Shinkurou?
Murasaki: And I'm his mother.
Murasaki: I see.
Murasaki: I get it now.
Murasaki: So we're their grandparents!
Shinkurou: Ha ha... I guess so.
Murasaki: We need to give names to our first grandchildren!
Text: First grandchildren...?
Murasaki: First off...
Murasaki: you're Ginkurou!
Ginko & Shinkurou: Eh?
Shinkurou: Wait a second, Murasaki.
Murasaki: Ginko and Shinkurou make Ginkurou.
Murasaki: this one is Tamakurou.
Murasaki: and that one is Yamikurou.
SFX: Hang head
Tamaki: Don't get your hopes up.
Tamaki: Shinkurou-kun belongs to everyone.
Text: Heh heh heh heh heh
Shinkurou: What do you mean by that?
Murasaki: And this one...
Tamaki: Ah ha ha ha! So you're Tamakurou!
Yamie: Heh... Small animals are quite heartwarming.
Tamaki: Where's David by the way?
Yamie: With a friend I think.
SFX: Step forward
Yuuno: Hello, Murasaki-chan.
Yuuno: Is there a Yuukurou?
SFX: Turn around
Yuuno: I see.
Yuuno: Well...Names are important.
Yuuno: That one can be used when Shinkurou-san and I have an actual child.
Murasaki: Wait a second, Yuuno!!
Murasaki: I am the one that will join her name with Shinkurou's!!
Yuuno: I do not think so.
Ginko: See you.
Ginko: I'll come to pick them up this evening.
Yuuno: Kurenai Yuuno.
Yuuno: The combination is so modest and beautiful that it must be fate.
Murasaki: Hmph! Kurenai Murasaki is way more amazing!
Murasaki: It's only two kanji, but it's perfect!
Shinkurou: Ginko is acting oddly...
Yuuno: Houzuki Shinkurou!
Yuuno: It flows nicely and has a nice, strong ring to it!
Murasaki: Kuhouin Shinkurou is way more amazing!! And it's six kanji!!
Ginsei: Oh, it's Shin-chan!!
Box: Murakami Ginsei (Ginko's Father)
Ginsei: Are you helping her with those dogs!?
Shinkurou: Hello. Long time no see.
Ginsei: You should come help out here from time to time!
Ginsei: You can prepare for when you join the family!
Ginko: Mother will be back soon, right!?
Ginko: I'm going!
SFX: Step step step
Ginsei: Really now...And when Shin-chan is here, too.
Ginsei: To make up for that, you can have anything you want on the house!
Shinkurou: About Ginko...
Shinkurou: Has she changed at all recently?
Shinkurou: It's just something that's been bothering me a bit...
Shinkurou: and I'm betting it's just nothing, but...
Ginsei: The other day...
Ginsei: she heard something about her grandfather.
Shinkurou: Her grandfather...?
Shinkurou: You mean Ginji-san?
Text: Murakami Ginji
Box: He is Ginko's grandfather...
Box: and an extremely skilled information broker who worked in secret...
Box: during the period of upheaval during and after the war.
Box: Ginsei-san was once trained in methods of combat...
Box: and he was supposed to follow in his father's footsteps as an information broker.
Text: He fell in love with Ginko's mother, the daughter of a ramen restaurant owner.
Text: He then washed his hands of the underground world.
Box: He's done nothing but ramen ever since.
Ginsei: That said...
Ginsei: No one knows where my old man is.
Ginsei: He just disappeared into thin air 6 years ago.
Ginsei: Well, I know he's fine because I haven't heard anything...
Ginsei: and no one really minds.
Box: Tokyo Station
On Ticket: Tokyo -> Kyoto
Shinkurou: I heard at school...
Shinkurou: that you had sent in a notification of extended absence.
Ginko: This has nothing to do with y-
Shinkurou: Of course it does!!
Shinkurou: Does it have to do with Ginji-san?
Shinkurou: I'll go, too.
Shinkurou: I'll go to Kyoto.
SFX: Reach out
Ginko: But our paths diverge as soon as we arrive.
Tamaki: There he is!
Tamaki: Yamie-san, this way, this way!
Shinkurou: Why is everyone here!!?
Man: Now this is a surprise.
Man: I never thought it would be a girl like this...
Man: Now that you have killed someone of the Nishishimon family...
Man: you cannot leave this city alive.
Text: The Nishishimon family!? Kirihiko is in trouble!!
Bottom: To be continued in the September Issue