"Pika Ichi" Chapter 7

Here is “Pika Ichi” chapter 7.  Things are settling into the mode of examining Dougen’s personality and life situation and starts the anticipated Dougen x Hanako relationship.  This chapter is a little bit shorter than usual (chapter 8 is also a little shorter) which was nice for us in terms of work load.

Links to “Pika Ichi” chapter 7:  (Zip) (PDF)

Spoiler Alert! Spoilers Ahead!

My Thoughts on the Chapter:

Hanako is too saintly.  It seems to be a key feature of her personality though.  I’m actually kinda disappointed in this development.  It really disturbs me that Hanako so easily ran to the side of her abuser.  I hope this doesn’t turn into Hanako thinking that she can reform Dougen or heal his mental wounds.  I also can’t stand that Hanako is not attracted to Tarou.  She seems 100% in friend mode with him :(.  I imagine she’ll be easily swayed by Dougen and Tarou will plead with her to see the truth that Dougen is just toying with her.  Meh!

Dougen — meh…wounded boy rebelling against oppressive parents…meh…

Misono — it’s time for him to go into jealous mode ^^

“Pika Ichi” chapter 8 is currently scheduled for late April release.  We may have to move it to May because the cleaners are currently occupied with “World’s End Garden” and “Nanairo no Mukou”.

Next up are the extras from volume 4 of “Zettai Heiwa Daisakusen” and then “Yukarism” chapter 3.

7 thoughts on “"Pika Ichi" Chapter 7

  1. well, i can't write something about this series that wasn't written before.
    i think the series is just stupid, a real shame after it started so good in my opinion. if by chapter 10 its not better i will drop this shit

  2. @hansm — Hahaha…It's more likely that we will drop this after chapter 8. Though at chapter 8, I will give the series a break for a couple of months to see if it gets any better before formally dropping it.

  3. Hmm…So Hanako thinks she is going to change the school…

    Poor Tarou he really likes her. Dougen radiates smugness and yet Hanako just goes off with him…

    So the reader is led to believe Hanako is with Dougen to find his weakness, I hope the cliche doesn't pan out here and those two hook up because they found the inner beauty in each other…

  4. i think we're being a little too harsh with this manga, but yeah it's pretty see though when it comes to plot.
    just another typical “youth justice” manga.
    i hope that soon there will be a twist.
    maybe the main character as cute as her hair is, will stop being so mary sue.

  5. @emily — Yes, we are probably being too harsh. On my end, though, it sucks to translate something I'm not thoroughly enjoying. I think it's better for me and the group if we do projects we love.

    I think now that the tankoubans are coming out, some group will continue “Pika Ichi” later in the year if we drop it. I just hope whatever group takes it on is willing and able to keep up the quality.

  6. Ooooh, you are going to drop it? 😦
    I really enjoy the series so far!
    But of course if you don't feel the same about it, it wouldn't make sense for you to keep on…
    Thanks for the chapters you translated so far!

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