Sunday, September 02, 2007

Suzuka 164 Graduation

Suzuka 164 卒業 そつぎょう

Yamato and his classmates attended the graduation ceremony. At the school compound, Suzuka, Yamato, Yasonobu and Miki were strolling. Yasonobu remarked that Miki got emotional and he saw her in tears. He then boasted that his sleeve buttons were all taken by his junior female students. Yamato replied that he had all his button taken as well but Yasonobu teased by saying that they were all taken by male students. (In Japan, they have a tradition of taking someone's button to cherish a memory with a person) Miki commented to Suzuka that her stomach is growing. Suzuka replied that it already 6 months. Miki then asked her the feeling of being pregnant. Yasonobu told Miki that if she was interested he would be happy to get her pregnant. Miki then hit him with her school bag as Yasonobu told her it was just a joke. Kobayakawa confirmed with Yamato that he had been employed by Sasaoka company. Yamato replied yes. Kobayakawa told Yamato that Arima sent him a message challenging him to the Olympic selection. Yamato was stunned and asked what's Arima thinking. Kobayakawa replied that he was just the messenger. Kobayakawa also told Yamato that by then Yamato may not even beat him, let alone Arima.

Honoka caught up from behind and asked them to wait. Yasonobu commented that he thought she had left for work. Honoka replied that she was given a day leave to attend her graduation. Miki approached her and told Honoka that she saw her on TV the other day. Honoka thanked her for watching the show. Honoka looked at Suzuka with Suzuka feeling a bit awkward. She said that she heard about Yamato and Suzuka's matter. Honoka then smiled and congratulated them on their marriage. Suzuka thanked her but Yamato replied that they have not registered yet. Kobayakawa tried to greet Honoka (Obviously he still like her) but Yasonobu asked about Honoka and her boyfriend. Kobayakawa was stunned. Honoka replied that she had been busy and they could only exchange mail and talk on the phone.

Yasonobu then remarked that it's bit sad that they would probably not meet each other like then after graduating. Suzuka agreed and said that everyone would be doing different thing and have different schedules. Miki told everyone that she had a camera and suggested that they tool a picture of their batch of track team. Yamato agreed and said that Honoka was the manager for the team before. They then took the photo.

On the way back, Yasonobu asked Suzuka and Yamato if they had any plans. They replied no and Yasonobu told Yamato to follow him and Miki. Yasonobu also invited Honoka. Yamato and Suzuka were puzzled but they followed Yasonobu. They reached the destination and were surprised to see their friends inside the Karaoke room. There were Saotome, Megumi, Kinugasa, Miyamoto, Tsuyoshi and Miho. Yasonobu said that Yamato had told him that they couldn't affort a wedding so he thought that they should at least have a celebration for them. Megumi commented that it was not easy since Saotome was bad at keeping secret. Yui appeared from behind and congratulated Yamato and Suzuka. Yamato was stunned. Suzuka was delighted to see her and Yui invited Suzuka to sit down as she was pregnant. Yasonobu told Yamato that he invited her and she wanted to celebrate as well. Yasonobu told Yamato not to worry and said that Yui was not the kind of girl who dwell in the past. Everyone sat down and Tsuyoshi asked Suzuka about her scheduled delivery date. Suzuka told them it would be around middle of July. Megumi got drunk and remarked that she wanted to get married as well. Yasonobu winked at Miki and asked if it was the time. Miki replied yes and yasonobu took the mike calling for a marriage kiss from Yamato and Suzuka. Kinugasa who was drunk remarked that he wanted to see Yamato taking things seriously for once as well. Yasonobu told them to hurry up. Both Yamato and Suzuka were embarassed. Suzuka asked if they should. Saotome got her phone camera ready and Miki got her camera ready. Yamato turned to Suzuka but he was so embarassed. Honoka pushed him and told him to get to it. Out of balance, Yamato fell and kissed Suzuka on the mouth.

Yasonobu and Saotome were both stunned. They couldn't believe that Yamato and Suzuka kissed. Yamato replied that they were the one who kept pestering them. Miki told Suzuka that she would give one to her after she make copies of the photo. Miho said that she wanted one as well. Yasonobu asked why Yamato's feeling embarassed since he had done something more embarassing. Miki told Yasonobu that he's even worse to have said that. Suzuka looked at Yamato shyly while Yamato felt speechless. The gang then asked Yamato to sing a song.


P/S: 2 more chapters to go. After reading 164, I sort of feel that it's time to end the series. Unless he wants to take it to university which obviously he can't with Suzuka pregnancy plot. Thus, it actually make more sense to conclude the series given the current scenario. I predict that maybe next week, we'll see Yamato working followed by the birth of the child as the finale. (I retracted the prediction on wedding since Yamato can't afford a wedding currently) It may not be sastifying but after some thought I believe the way to conclude the series is acceptable.


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20 Comments:

At 9:44 PM, Anonymous Flopstall said...

It'll be nice to see Honoka again.

 
At 5:14 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

eventhough I'm quite saddened by the fact that Suzuka is ending, I'm also quite angry that this will be rushed.
I hope, at least, the ending satisfies the fans unlike the one that involves strawberries with a %100 failure *rolls eyes*

 
At 8:18 AM, Blogger Fisherman Horizon said...

anonymous: Suzuka will be less frustrating compared to Ichigo 100% because Yamato is destined to be with Suzuka. In Ichigo 100%, it was more like 3 girls kept fighting for Manaka and he couldnt decide until the very end. For Suzuka, Yamato has always been attracted to Suzuka even though he had relationship with Honoka. But it had been long known that Honoka, Miki and Yui as well as Saki have no chance.

While the ending is rushed, I think it should be more sastifying compared to Ichigo 100%, unless there's a twist. Though there'll be some crazy fan would rather something terrible happening to them.

 
At 9:28 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

its always hard to end A GOOD manga. Since the readers are so in to it, it'll be a damn hard task to give satisfactory ending.

if we look at suzuka as a whole, this is definitely one the most unique - and better - romantic shounen out there. Well my thoughts about the ending... the fact that its different and realistic is very nice, for me this is a good way to end the series.

kudos to the author (forgot his name again, hehe)

 
At 11:18 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

well as for an ending that satisfies all fans i would pick that of "maison ikkoku." perfect closure on all the side characters and even the main couple. it's the best any romantic manga has every produced in my mind and i recommend reading or watching it if no one has done so yet.....as for suzuka i figured middle of middle of vol 17 it was going to be a rushed ending even though i had hoped i was wrong, sigh..well all that's left is to see how seo ends it. by the way does fisherman or anyone know of a really good romance manga out their like suzuka or maison ikkoku?

 
At 12:32 PM, Blogger Fisherman Horizon said...

Good romance manga..... I like Ah! My Goddess but it's dragging too long. I also like pastel by Toshihiko Kobayashi, a bit of dragging but I do enjoy the story even though too revealing at times. Ichigo 100% was good until Mizuki rushed the ending, it'll be better if she had properly sorted and concluded the relationships.

I watch quite a diverse genre of manga, most have bit and pieces of romance but not as the main theme. You should try animesuki forum and ask for opinions.

 
At 2:18 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

yeah i've read all the mangas you listed and i still read pastel (i hope it picks up now that they are going out). i didn't like the way ichigo 100% ended cause his choice was out of a misunderstanding instead of clear feelings. but i guess the authur was trying to potray real life since a lot of love choices end up because of misunderstandings like that, ah well. thanks for the recommendation fisherman, hopefully i will find a quality manga like suzuka or maison ikkoku. by the way what do you think the likely hood of a follow up story to suzuka?

 
At 6:14 AM, Anonymous DeathfireD said...

@Fisherman Horizon - could you do summaries for the latest Ah my goddess chapters? The people that translate it take to long :(

 
At 11:25 AM, Blogger Fisherman Horizon said...

DeathfireD: So far AMG is up to chapter 228. I think you meant GMT whose's currently on 225. I can give a brief summary (226-228) on the new arc (loss of memory) if you want but I prefer not to take on any summary writing until Suzuka finishes. Sorry about that.

 
At 3:49 PM, Anonymous DeathfireD said...

Yes, thats who i'm referring to. It be nice to know whats going on in the latest chapters :)

 
At 11:26 PM, Blogger Fisherman Horizon said...

For DeathfireD:

Brief spoiler for AMG.

226: Everyone woke up with amnesia. Belldandy was appointed as Sherlock Holmes and others as characters of the detective novel. Belldandy and Keiichi did some tidy up work.

227: Keiichi found a belonging of Urd and a belonging of Skuld. Both got fancied with the product and hug him out of uncontrolled emotion. Strong gush of wind from Belldandy even though she didnt understand why.

228: Welsper was wondering what happended to the house and inactive banpei kun. He/it realized that the rest of the people had amnesia and decided to have fun. He/it tricked that Urd and Keiichi are lovers. Skuld is his/its maid and Belldandy is his fiance. Welsper then want Belldandy to addres him a beloved one. However, Belldandy replied that she can't.

 
At 1:49 PM, Anonymous DeathfireD said...

lol thanks, I wish the translations would be done soon :( GMT needs more translators though so I guess its gonna take longer.

 
At 2:21 PM, Blogger Firstimer said...

What are the chances of one of the remaining chapters showing arima and yamato at olympics selection?

Honestly, i doubt it; but still hope that they will show it.

 
At 2:38 PM, Blogger Pao said...

May be I am the only one who like ichigo 100% more than this series. In chiigo 100%, to me, there are only two heroines that can potentially end up with Manaka (Aya or Nishino). Aya may be the one with Manaka, but time was the main key that drift them apart. if Manaka didn't misunderstand with Aya's situation and didn't confess to Nishino in volume 17 then Aya may end up with Manaka liked how most people wanted.

Overall, Suzuka was a decent series. It used to be one of my favorite love/romance manga for a while. I couldn't wait to read the new chapter to come out. However, after Yamato got back with Suzuka for the second time. Everything seems to be less interesting. Even the pregnancy's issue wasn't play a big part of the plot. I wished it could have more drama like in typical love-romance/harem manga.

 
At 3:12 PM, Blogger Fisherman Horizon said...

Firstimer: The message from Arima meant to be a sarcastic challenge. However, it would also serve as a reminder from Arima (who treat Yamato as a competitive rival) telling Yamato not to give up on track.

 
At 6:36 PM, Anonymous flopstall said...

Any chance that a second anime season will be made for Suzuka?

 
At 9:53 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does this feel a little rushed? yes, but have to give thanks and credit to Seo for a great series. It's better to end things to early than to late, before it really started to get repetitave and boring.

Off-topic:
I know this may not be the place but I can't find other place to ask where there up to date. But could you possibly tell me what chapter of Ah my Goddess i can start reading after the anime.

 
At 12:27 AM, Blogger Fisherman Horizon said...

I suggest you read the manga yourself because the anime took piece and pieces from the manga without chronological order. They even add in a new arc that was not in the manga. So it's rather hard to answer your question, thus read it yourself.

 
At 5:34 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for the response, i think i should start reading.

 
At 9:14 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey guys i just got into this show and so far ive only seen the 26 english episodes which i downloaded from anime network. i know there is a manga series. does the series go beyond the 26 episodes?? please email me back at junk6390@hotmail.com because i stumbled across this web page and i am afraid i wont be able to find it again. Thanks!
nate

 

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