Monday, May 21, 2012

Love So Life Chapter 61 Summary

This time it was thanks to Fatiflower that I found out that FairGame posted RAWs for Love So Life Chapter 61 on JCafe24! This chapter was released only a few days ago, so it's really incredible how fast we got both Keruto-san's summary and now FairGame's RAWs; the fandom community for Love So Life has gotten really active lately and that makes me happy! The people on JCafe24 don't like the links to their RAWs posted outside the site, so once again I'll post the link to the thread there where you can download the file, once you register as a member (it's free.) 


Download FairGame's Love So Life Chapter 61 RAWs at JCafe24.net



Chapter 61 starts out with the twins having a tantrum, and a really worn-out Matsunaga-san telling us that 3 months have now passed since his brother disappeared, leaving them behind. The babysitter before Shiharu is there, and she apologizes that nothing she’s tried could get the twins to stop, but Matsunaga-san tells her this is just normal for them. T_T In his thoughts it reveals that the had been thinking the twins would be better off being cared for at home by a babysitter, but if it’s not working out, maybe he should bring them to the daycare again… They are crying really pitiably for their mama and papa and Matsunaga-san hugs them and tries to comfort them the best he can. So heartbreaking!
In the next scene Matsunaga-san’s on the phone with someone (I think his mom) and she’s telling him to send the kids back to their mother’s parents (“Takegawa-san”) but he insists that with the grandmother hospitalized and having just lost his daughter, the grandfather can’t care for them either. She responds that even so it’s no okay to impose on Matsunaga-san and even if the twins are really pitiable, if Matsunaga-san gets involved his own [freedom to lead the kind of lifestyle he wants] will be sacrificed in the process. He yells at her for talking this way, saying “It’s your own grandchildren we’re talking about!” Then she tells him “Why do I need to [worry/feel responsible] for even my grandkids? I’m busy, so I’ve gotta go,” and hangs up on him! How cold! Matsunaga-san is disgusted and thinks that he can’t believe his parents and Misaki’s parents are both grandparents when his own parents act so selfishly and Misaki’s act so selflessly. He also acknowledges that he needs to take it easy or he’s going to end up burning out.
In the next scene Matsunaga-san gets scolded for using the wrong intonation when reading from his script, and a coworker remarks that he’s seemed off lately and asks if he’s alright, since the irregular lifestyle since taking custody of the twins must be hard on him. Of course Matsunaga-san denies it, but in his thoughts he feels guilty to the twins that his work schedule is imposing on them. He even begins to doubt whether he’s doing the right thing continuing to wait for his brother when he shows no sign of reappearing, and wonders what he’ll do if Kouichi never returns.
Then the scene changes again and Matsunaga-san and his girlfriend are in a cafĂ©, and she’s telling him that she’s sorry but she met someone else. He just says “I see” and she gets really mad that he didn’t even try to stop her and runs off. He thinks that, given the way he has neglected her, he has no right to keep her from leaving.
The scene changes again and Takeru’s mom has come over to visit, bringing some extra food she made. She remarks that Matsunaga-san has lost weight and asks him if he is eating properly. She greets the twins but they act really shy, as if they don’t remember her.  Matsunaga-san apologizes and says that although it’s been 3 months the twins won’t even hug him, and they still do nothing but cry. He even wonders if being with him is really what’s best for them. Takeru’s mom asks the twins bluntly if they would prefer to being with Sei-chan or their grandfather, then laughs when they just stare at her blankly and says that she forgot they are only 2 years old. But they seem to have understood, because both hug Matsunaga-san timidly but tightly and say “Sei-tan…”! As far as Takeru’s mom is concerned, that settles it, but Matsunaga-san gets all flustered and repeats that they never do what he says and do nothing but cry all the time. Takeru’s mom responds that Takeru is always making Mana cry, and that she as a parent would in fact be more uneasy if her children didn’t cry to let her know about their needs. Furthermore, she tells Matsunaga-san that even the smallest child understands that “This is the person who is taking care of me.” After she leaves, Matsunaga-san considers it long and hard and decides that waiting ‘halfway between’ for his brother to return isn’t helping the twins, and even if it means giving up on chasing his own dream, he won’t regret what he’s about to do if it means getting closer to something even more important (the twins.)
The next day, Matsunaga-san asks his boss in writing for a transfer (to a less high-pressure position, which implies it’s also lower pay and no opportunity for career advancement in the future). His boss tries to talk him out of it but Matsunaga-san thanks him and tells him firmly that he has already decided. On his way to pick up the twins from the daycare he thinks that it’s curious but he actually feels relieved, now that he’s made up his mind to raise the twins properly and will be able to spend the time with them that they need. When he walks into the daycare the twins are playing with Shiharu and when they see Matsunaga-san they tell Shiharu it’s time to go and tell her to come home with them. Matsunaga-san is shocked to see the withdrawn and antisocial twins hugging someone. Shiharu introduces herself and explains that she just started working there the week before. He gets even more shocked about them hugging her when he hears that she’s only been there for a week, and yet the twins have gotten so used to her. Shiharu is a little awed that Matsunaga-san is there in the flesh when she’d previously seen him only on the TV. Then the daycare teacher starts telling Matsunaga-san that when it’s time for the twins to take their afternoon nap, if Shiharu’s there they fall asleep right away, maybe all the way into gamma wave sleep (something like that.) Matsunaga-san gets more and more worked up the more he hears about these miracles Shiharu is responsible for and immediately asks Shiharu to ‘come home with’ him!
After that, Matsunaga-san’s boss happily rips up his request for a transfer and says he’s glad Matsunaga-san changed his mind. The next few pages suddenly switch back to the current-time’s Matsunaga’s thoughts narrating the end of this ‘Matsunaga-san’s Past’ arch (kind of confusing.) He pictures all different kinds of Shiharu, smiling, shy, embarrassed, sad, crying etc and admits that he didn’t expect to get to know all of these different expressions of the ‘girl who gives [him] peace of mind.’ Then he wonders when it happened that he started not wanting to give her up, having nothing to do with the twins or his brother, and he wonders how much longer he’s going to be able to control himself!!! On the last page of the chapter he wishes it were okay for him to express his feelings in the strait-forward manner of innocent children. 

19 comments:

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    1. * resuscitates Kai *
      I need you to live~~~ You and Fatiflower always let me know when cool LSL stuff appears on the 'net!

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  2. THANK YOU SO MUCH! I just recently picked up LSL sometime last week and up until yesterday I was at a point of devestation when I learnt that scanlations are no longer available? I had to go through many threads to really understand what happened : ( I couldn't believe this reality but I am SO SO THANKFUL for your hardworks and other people who has translated this for us. I just LOVE LOVE Matsunaga and Shiharu!

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    1. Hi Ki Tran,
      Love So Life is still being scanlated. The guy who was translating it before is a bit of a diva, and because it kept getting uploaded on mangafox against his wishes he kind of went on strike for a while. I'm translating it now, and the rest of the team is really cool too, so I think there won't be any problems from now on.

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    2. What are the sites where I can read the finished scanlated chapters? Thanks!

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    3. You'll find them on Japanzai.com or Batoto.net.
      (Sorry Icarus Bride for answering Shiki since you couldn't find this comment ^^")

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  3. Wohoo! This is AMAZING news. Thank you so so so much for doing all of this - I can't even imagine the process and precious time you guys put out. I smile my way through though as I read and I'm pretty sure every other fellow readers feel the same too. WOOT btw awesome blog, you've saved me today!

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  4. Story is getting better and better just confess Matsunaga. She still young when it comes to love. So don't be in such a hurry which I know you are not, take time and both of your love for each other will grow to a big and beautiful love that will live for the ages. I'm being to romantic for just a story HA!! HA!! anyway Icarus Bride you have a great day and week!!!

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    1. Thanks Bibby! I hope YOU have a good week too! Your comment this time is really epic and deep :D

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  5. Ahem.. A late reply. Wow! Such a record! for the first time my comment is the tenth one.. LOL!
    At last, final exams are over! I feel like a burden is lifted off my shoulders ^^
    After reading chapters 60 and 61, I was very happy to know the details of these chapters which cleared up many things that confused me, and at the same time I felt sad seeing Matsunaga-san having a hard time dealing with the twins while he is so busy with his work. I really like Matsunaga-san, he even thought of giving up his work and changing it to a lower position for the sake of the twins! Also, despite his sad childhood, he wished a happy life for the twins and did not want them to live separately from each other. Seeing all this, how can't you love such a person!
    His mother, on the other hand, does not deserve to be a grandmother of the twins! Such a heartless person! Is this the way grandparents should think of their grandchildren? It's really a shame! But I think, she thinks that way because now she is divorced, so she doesn't need to care about her children and grandchildren :(
    Matsunaga-san is really lucky to meet Shiharu! Thanks to her, all his worries and anxieties faded away ^^ and now can work without any problems. Now it's time to settle things! Solving the problem of the twins after the arrival of Kouichi-san and the issue of confessing!
    Thank you so much Icarus Bride! I always enjoy reading your summaries! ^^

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    1. Thanks Fatiflower! I thought it was unusual for you to not be in the first few commenters, but of course it was because of your exams! I'm so glad they are over so you can relax a bit :D

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  6. Thank Icarus Bride very much.
    I feel so lucky that finally I found the summaries of 'Love so Life' in here. I've been looking for these for a long time. :)
    When I read your chapter 61's summary, I admire Matsunaga-san very much. He, therefore, chose the twins over his job despite many inconveniences. This chapter makes me remember when I babysat my youngest cousin 4 years ago. It's very difficult to take care of kids especially the babies and toddles. I had to pay all my attention to him, feed him when he was hungry, take him to the bed when he felt sleepy, and play with him when he woke up. These activities are really hard to handle at the same time.
    That's why I'm very glad that Matsunaga-san could overcome all these situations. I think his best luck is he had a chance to meet Shiharu-chan. For him, she is not only the best babysitter but also his savior. Furthermore, now, she is the only one who makes his heart open with love again. In other words, Matsunaga-san is the luckiest guy in the world. LOL

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    1. Thanks for your commen Jewel. I agree, more than just a babysitter Shiharu is a lifesaver to all of them! I can't wait to see more emotional development between her and Matsunaga-san :D

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  7. I'm glad Shiharu came later! She is a big help! Thank you for the summary!

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  8. ahh... finally i find blog that post manga love so live.. XD

    btw i was register on jcafe24 but im not see the link.. could you tell me why?

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    1. You need to make at least 1 post in any area other than "Winny Club" and then you should be able to see them.

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  9. thanks man .really story is making me hyper chapter by chapter. oda kishi here are chapter from 61 to 64:

    love so life

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