"The Ghost Apartment Manager" Chapter 2

Here is “The Ghost Apartment Manager” chapter 2.  This is another introductory chapter.  In chapter 3, things really get started with the introduction of a lot of characters and the general story mechanic.  I think many of you will be surprised by the route the story will take because it seems so low key now.  For now though, Sekka and his interactions with the two ghosts are lots of fun.

Links to “The Ghost Apartment Manager” chapter 2:  (Zip) (PDF)
Spoiler Alert! Spoilers Ahead!
My Thoughts on the Chapter:
I really felt for Leo in this chapter.  It’s hard to come to terms with the death of a child and it’s kinda neat to see it from the child’s side.  As a ghost, it’s tough for the child to deal with missing childhood and the best parts of growing up in high school.  Leo probably would have been a popular guy and enjoyed school.  It’s sad that he won’t get to fully experience it.  I’m happy that he has Sekka to live vicariously through, though, it’s a pity that Sekka is a shut-in.  Hopefully Leo will push him toward a more fulfilling high school experience.  Leo’s methods, though, are a little devilish.  There is a little strangeness about Leo.  He seems a little possessive of Sekka, but I wonder whether it’s an attention thing or whether it’s over-protection.  Leo seems to really regret his own death and perhaps he wants to make sure Sekka doesn’t die too.
Souichi — He’s nice comic relief, though, I would have never guessed that he was a player ;p.  Hahaha!  I had to pause and laugh for a few minutes after translating the page where Souichi tells the story of his death.  He’s so proud of it.
Up next is our winter-to-spring transition one-shot “World End Garden” follow by a SURPRISE if I have time to get it out before Aria 5 arrives ^^ — Heheh! *Grinz*

7 thoughts on “"The Ghost Apartment Manager" Chapter 2

  1. Thank you very much for this chapter. ^_^

    I see a crush coming for Sekka..lol. The way he blushed because of Yui-san's smile.. 😛

    And now, because of Leo, Yui-san might start having a crush on Sekka! ::laughs:: How amusing. But, but, but! Huge friggin' spider… but.. how did that make it so Leo could go into Sekka? Confused on that part. AND I found it interesting that Sekka's hair style changed when Leo was possessing him.

    I do feel for Leo, I do.. But I'm more worried about the fact that Sekka is.. still being so calm about everything. He just learned that his best friend (ever) is DEAD and is now.. more or less haunting him, that he can see OTHER ghosts, and that he's probably gonna be bothered by even more. I would be more upset if I learned about my friends death.

    Oh, well. No need to bother reading too much into it. ::waves it away::

    Now, when Sekka said that he thought that, that girl could see Leo… Leo didn't look the least bit happy about it. So I'm wondering about that.. >_>

    And my final comment; I like Shiba..lol. He makes me smile.

  2. @Tin — I think if there was a panel or a page with Sekka crying over Leo's death, I would be reduced to a blubbering mess. I think Sekka has been put into a comfortable state of denial with the appearance of Leo's ghost. I think it would be really sad if at the end of this series we find out that Sekka's insane and he made this all up because he couldn't deal with Leo's death. Certainly his desire to revive Leo saying that Leo must have died by mistake is a manifestation of Sekka's denial.

    The big question is why Sekka can see ghosts. I think he's curious, but at the same time, he would have to question his own sanity if he ever really let himself think about it deeply. I think Sekka is accepting the delusion of his one best friend being a ghost and going with it. It seems like Leo is a crutch Sekka using to reenter the world after being a shut-in through middle school.

    I think by the end of the series, the ghosts will go away when Sekka doesn't need them anymore ;p.

  3. @Tin — The Spider thing…you'll understand it more later. Let's just say it's a method to startle Sekka and there's a reason the mangaka made a point to let the readers know that Sekka is very afraid of insects ;p.

  4. Thank you! I didn't really like the first chapter because the thought of the death of a 14-year-old kid (and in such a stupid way) really depressed me. But this chapter was funny and light so I enjoyed it. I may be wrong but from this chapter, it seems that this series won't be too deep. That's a rather good thing for once. I probably wouldn't be able to read a serious series featuring the ghost of a fourteen-year-old boy and his best friend.

  5. Thanks so much for bringing this to us. I am really enjoying this series so far.

    I am a severed head! I had to laugh at that.

    @Tin, it was very cool how Sekka took on part of Leo's personality and looks after Leo entered his body. I am sure there will be a point down the road where that will be a big deal.

    So Sekka can see dead people…maybe they need his help of some sort and I agree with Omari. The ghosts are a crutch and they are giving him the ability to live alone aswell as get back in the game. And it would definitely be sad if this was all just in his mind, but that girl did see Leo….

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