Updated 01/26/2013: I’m releasing a new version because a couple of changes to the translation made a significant difference in the story. We always try to give you the best translation possible, so when we find errors, we go back and fix them. I recommend that you re-read the chapter, and if you are collecting the downloads, please download the files again.
And with this release we are caught up with “Lily” and ending our “Magnolia” ‘Splosion. Hopefully, from now on we will be able to stay up to date with both series. Itan magazine is now a bi-monthly magazine instead of quarterly, which means we will get three chapters of “Lily” per year instead of two. Hooray! The next chapter is due out in April.
“Lily” continues to get racier. If it gets racier than what happens in this chapter, then we will have to move it to Bakeneko’s Lair.
I’m not sure how I feel about this series. It seems to me like all underaged student/teacher relationship series, the characters create false danger for themselves. To me the simplest solution for Lily and Saiga is for Lily to transfer to another teacher or have a private tutor in the castle. The age difference hasn’t been made clear yet because we don’t know how old Saiga is. He could be a genius who skipped grades and is therefore still a teenager, or he could be a fresh college graduate who’s done a couple of years training to get certified as a teacher which would put him in his mid-20s. But still even the age-different taboo is a false barrier established by age of consent laws that exist in reality outside of this story. My grandmothers married at age 13 and 16 to men who were older than them. Physically, Lily is clearly mature. The question then comes down to her mental maturity. Lily’s character always seemed quite steady to me, so I imagine she’s taking her love for Saiga quite seriously. Also I don’t think Saiga is taking advantage of her. Regardless, there isn’t anything yet original about this story, but I do enjoy Lily and Saiga. They are a cute couple. Still current laws have programmed some of us to reject this kind of relationship. Admittedly, I’m one of those people and, therefore, I’m uncomfortable with this series. Only if Saiga is still a teenager would I feel comfortable with their relationship.
Dr. Morgan is a creeper. I hope the story doesn’t go somewhere too creepy with him.
Next up is “Ore to Atashi no Kareshi-sama” chapter 3 followed by the last 4 chapters of “Fushigi no Maris-kun.”