Nanahikari chapter 12
Uwaa another chapter was released so quickly! Amazing. /o/ A huge thanks goes out to Half-Baked Scanlations for this super speedy release!
lol Hikaru is such a player, idek. There were a couple times where it seemed like he was also about to snare Suetsugu into his whore-ish little trap. (I’m not sure if I’d want to see that or not…) Though even in the volume three afterward Takaguchi-sensei said that Hikaru is the one who emits the most pheromones, haha. I wonder how many people will fall in love with him by the end of the series?
This chapter was very plot-filled. I’m curious to know who that ‘secret informant’ is—he actually made a scene with the reporter woman interesting for once!
Also, I agree with Nazuna in that Hikaru really seems to have changed since the beginning of the series. He used to seem a lot more aloof and like he didn’t care, but his personality has really picked up a lot. Perhaps because he has surrounded himself with more people, or perhaps because he has a more purposeful life, who knows. But a character’s personality changing so gradually over time is a sign of really good writing, isn’t it? GJ, Takaguchi-sensei!
Shimogura is a whore. There’s not much more to say about that, haha.
For me, the most interesting part of the chapter was definitely when Hikaru was talking to Suetsugu. For two reasons!
1. Why is Suetsugu so adamant about now letting Hikaru go near Shimogura? What has Shimogura done that makes Suetsugu so protective over Hikaru in just this case?
2. What did Hikaru mean when he asked “do you have to care for someone to be in love with them”?? As much as I personally think he’s gross, I thought Hikaru quite liked Ashinuma? And by asking that, was he also referring to other people who seems to hold some sort of sexual attraction toward, i.e. Shimogura? What exactly does he mean when he claims to supposedly ‘not care for them’?
Luckily the next chapter, thirteen, is in the volume of Chara I happened to buy a while back! So I can go and try to properly read that one and spoil myself, haha.