Kodomo no Jikan Chapter 80 Discussion
Feb 22, 2012 5:43 PM
THIS IS A MANGA ONLY DISCUSSION POST. DO NOT DISCUSS ANYTHING BEYOND THIS CHAPTER.
TLDR summary after the jump:
The chapter begins with Reiji getting directions from the doctor, particularly what side effects to watch out for and to keep watch on her. Reiji beats himself over saving everything that belonged to Aki-san, including her old medications. Actually, it's because the two of them have stuffed away everything about Aki-san, including their memories of her. Both of them couldn't bring themselves to talk about her because their scars were too deep to allow them to touch the subject.
We go back to the time Rin was watching Reiji nurse her terminally ill mother. Aki didn't want to drink the medicine because it'll makes her space out, be unable to speak, and make her unaware of her surroundings. Reiji responds by taking the medicine himself. He says if she doesn't take the medicine, she can't eat. He wants her to live on just a little more. He doesn't care if she becomes unaware.
The young Rin turns into the older Rin, inspecting the scene. She recalls that they spread the futon in the downstairs room because Aki is unable to get upstairs to her room. She goes upstairs wondering which room she slept in. She finally finds her room and flops down on her bed. It is at that moment Aoki enters her room.
Rin is surprised, "What's going on? What about the meeting?"
Aoki says something incoherent.
"Okay, I see. So it's over." says Rin as she snuggles up against him. "Thank God, I thought you will never come here again."
She looks deep into his eyes and says "Sensei" before kissing him. At which point, Aoki starts groping Rin. Rin protests, but Aoki is intent on going all the way. Things move along until he pulls down her panties, with Chuck the Pedobear's open zipper representing Rin's vagina or something.
"Don't," says Rin, "I'll get pregnant..." but Aoki isn't having it. He has his way with her as she lays there crying like a baby...
Actually, Rin really is a baby and her umbilical cord is attached inside Pedobear Chuck who apparently gave birth to her. She keeps crying until her mother picks her up and breastfeeds her. Aki looks at her precious daughter and says "Rin..."
Rin hears another "Rin..." as she wakes up, and this time it's Reiji screaming out her name. Reiji frantically asks if she's all right. Rin asks him what happened to the paper cranes she made.
Reiji can't believe she's talking about her painful past. "Don't you remember? We put them all in the casket. They were as pretty as flowers."
"Good." says Rin. "So they have always been with her."
Reiji is shocked by, then softens at that response. "Yes, you're right." Even if you forget, you still remember. If if things disappears, they are still there. Even if you are apart, you are still together. At that point, he decides it may be time to finally sort out Aki-san's old stuff. He's now sure that everything will be all right.
Next scene brings us to Futatsubashi Elementary where some teachers are discussing some changes facing the school in the coming year, including dropping "yutori education" (look it up) and the increased workload that comes with it, and the addition of compulsory English classes. They also talked about how there are going to be more kids coming in, making for a perfect storm in terms of personnel.
Aoki overhears this and is overjoyed. More kids equals more teachers equals no longer being the inferior underling taking shit from the older teachers. Houin, who just witness to Aoki's ecstasy, is glad that he has apparently moved on from the mystery crush of his. She also knows someone who'll make a good English teacher - her younger brother, Yuuki "Fuck The Fucking Education Ministry" Houin. XD
After a little bit of back and forth, both of them celebrate over their non-committal agreement from Yuuki. Shirai sees this and is reminded of something. Unofficial announcements of personnel changes are due in January and official changes are handed down the first of April. If she and Oyajima are getting married, then one of them will have to transfer schools, which means they have to report their plans fast.
She runs to Oyajima in order to talk about the issue, but Oyajima announces that he placed a reservation at a chanko restaurant where they'll meet his parents, which for some reason causes Shirai to imagine herself as a sumo wrestler (in standard sumo wrestler outfit, btw) of course, this causes her to scream to a bewildered Oyajima XD
Later we see Kuro in class reminiscing about the kiss she got from Rin. "I should get another cold if it gets me a kiss. Maybe next time I should fake being sick." she thinks.
Aoki notices that her face is red and checks to see if her fever is really gone. Kuro is outraged over him killing her mood, and tells him to go fondle Boing or something.
Aoki and Kuro get into their usual bickering while Mimi looks away chuckling, noting how they have indirectly kissed each other.
At this point, Rin comes into class, sees Aoki, recalls that dream she had, blushes beet red and says "Perve!"
The chapter ends with Kuro chasing after Rin apologizing, thinking she it was her she was talking about.
Okay, that was kind of weird and anti-climatic. But at least both Rin and Reiji has taken another important step towards recovery. But disappointingly not a lot has happened in this chapter, just a lot of rehashing of what has already been touched on in previous chapters. Well, if anything at least the lolicons will be satisfied with the
However, I noticed that people are wearing warmer clothes this chapter, and Rin was complaining that it was cold in the last page of the chapter. This indicates that it's getting towards the end of the year, probably November or early December. That means there's only four or five months left to the school year. I wonder how much story Watashiya-sensei can squeeze out of such a short amount of time? In any case, three stars.
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Holy shit. Both Rin's and Shirai's fantasies are a bit twisted.
Surprised that Watashiya-sensei actually took the dream that far, actually.
I applaud, as always.
Feb 23, 2012 5:32 AM
Feb 23, 2012 10:29 AM
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Ever since i started reading this manga i really was afraid this would happen hallucination or not that was way to far. But given that this is manga where all things are premissable or atleast thats the way it seems i been steeling myself since chapter one. I'm totally for a double wedding six years down the road with reiji and mini and Rin and aoiki (ive never learn ther exactnames in manga just the general shape of the words) but i really dont want to see any statutory rape. I think this was just a filler chapter for the most part since 78 was so monumental with Aoiki cofession or realiczation or whatever you want to call it you needed a couple of chapters to kind of get used to the idea and see how it will play out. im looking forward to the next chapter to have some perrty big goings on with rin and him as far as the usual misuderstanddings that happen in manga than either at the end or in the chapter after that a cofession. As far as the new problem arises line it probably not going to be anything big and the whole chapter might go to trolling and be about the one teacher meating the the parrents. Which i wouldnt mind beacause one of this manga strang points is the supporting charracters awesome stories that could be thier own mangas im particularly found of the development of sensei Jaded ( i can never remember her name at all)
Feb 23, 2012 2:08 PM
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Anticlimatic chapter. Ah it was okay I guess.
Waiting a month for these chapters is hard....
Feb 24, 2012 12:06 PM
Feb 24, 2012 6:59 PM
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Overall I liked it. I knew rape was going to happen sooner or later. luckily it was a dream/fantasy. I was worried when she came to it would be Reiji having his way with her while she was out. Anyways, I like how this manga goes from ridiculous cliff hanger to brushing it off everytime. Although waiting for chapter 80 killed me and I was hoping for more. I liked how things turned out on how everything is sort of back to normal, but things could have gotten further. I foresee chapter 81 being very dramatic. I hope this wraps up with a good ending. Despite this being a loli manga, and me having no interest in loli, or ecchi, this story is still very good. Maybe all of the loli and ecchi scenes seems different because a women is doing it. Everything seems so harmless and natural in the loli ecchi moments, but some is still over the top.
Feb 25, 2012 10:31 PM
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Feb 26, 2012 11:49 PM
I don't get the action from the last two pages - who shared an indorect kiss with who? Aoki and Kagami? Where? From Rin reaction it looked like she saw it but I was looking at those panels one-by-one and I can't see a thing :/
Rin kissed Aoki back during the camping trip, and Kuro got the sloppy seconds back in chapter 79.
And Rin reaction was from remembering her rape fantasy with Aoki while seeing him in the classroom.
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