Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Skip Beat PS2 Chapter 4 Ren Path (part 8)

After what seemed like hours, when Kyouko cried her fill, she decides to get up, and leaves her room.

She feels she has to apologize to him again, properly. Even if he is not going to listen. She gathers her will, then proceeds to Ren's room. Halfway there, she catches sight of Yashiro and Ren talking.

Yashiro: You and Kyouko-chan are really going around in circles.
Ren: Please don't trouble yourself for any of this.
Yashiro: Like I told you, you misunderstood! There is no way that Kyouko-chan could say those things to you out of a whimsical mood!
Yashiro: First off, when I told Kyouko-chan that you can make any girls fall head-over-heels with a simple kiss, she hated the idea!
Ren: So she hated it...
Yashiro: On the contrary, it's not you that she hates. What she hates is the idea you can end a flash relation as quickly as it started.
Ren: So, Mogami-san is...
Yashiro: That's right. As I said, it isn't what you think it is.
Ren: I have not said anything on what I had been thinking so far.
Yashiro: Again, as I have said...
Ren: Mogami-san?
Yashiro: Ah, Kyouko-chan!

They both notice Kyouko. "Excuse me..." She wonders what to say.

Yashiro: Well, I've said all I needed to.
Kyouko: Eh?
Yashiro: The rest is all up to you now.

After saying this to Kyouko, Yashiro leaves them. Now it's just the 2 of them.

(At this point, I'll like to explain something here. What Yashiro talked about was what Kyouko was thinking previously. Something about "Kaze ni Koi". I don't think my Japanese grammar is that poor, but when I translate it literally, it seems to imply Ren falls in love with the wind. It's illogical no matter how I look at it. If I looked at it in a metaphorical way, it seems to be implying that he easily sets down a flash relation, which is what I chose. The grammar doesn't seem correct for this though. There's another possibility, which is that the true meaning is actually that Kyouko is afraid that once she gets into such a relation in such a way, she is unable to come out. OR, she is afraid that she can't get into such a relation at all. But if that were the case, than Ren would be sad, rather than relieved to hear it. So, I just stuck to that one.)

Kyouko is worried that Ren may not even want to see her face. "I'm sorry. You probably don't even want to see me right now. But I feel that I have to properly apologise one more time no matter what. Ren replies, "Okay then, come in. We shouldn't talk at the corridors." Is he letting me in? She complies immediately.

Inside, Ren offers her a seat. He asks if she wants some coffee, and she accepts. The aroma of the coffee somewhat calms her nervous self. It is a wierd feeling, yesterday, she was here to receive help for her acting, yet right now, it feels like she is on the death row. Ren hands her the cup.

He sits down too. They both stay silent, with nothing to say. This situation was like the meal earlier, but unlike that moment, there is no hostility now. Finally, Ren spoke. "About what Yashiro said earlier. Is it true?" (He is referring to the flash relation part, the Kaze ni koi.) A 3-way option at this point.

If Kyouko stays silent, she becomes so embarrassed that she hides her face. So Ren takes her silence for admitting it. ^_^

If Kyouko admits it, she immediately becomes embarrassed, so she covers her face. "I see..." There seems to be no anger in his voice, so she peeks at his face to confirm it, resulting in her heart jumping.

Anyway, Ren sincerely apologises for being angry with her. The unexpected apology from him made her heart tighten. Is he forgiving me? But why is he apologising?

Kyouko: You're not angry anymore?
Ren: Of course I'm not angry anymore. It was immature of me.
Kyouko: No! It was my fault to begin with!
Ren: Mogami-san, how about you? Are you angry with me?
Kyouko: I could not be angry. I was... afraid. Just afraid.
Ren: I see. It was too much of me...
Kyouko: No, that's not true. Tsuruga-san is not such a flippant person after all. I was feeling uneasy the whole time.
Ren: Unease? Is it about tomorrow's act?
Kyouko: No, it's not that. All this while, I was just thinking about Tsuruga-san. I probably failed as a professional.
Kyouko: This whole time, the importance of tomorrow's shoot could not compare to Tsuruga-san getting angry.
Kyouko: You'll probably dislike me even more now...
Ren: ...Mogami-san, I'm really sorry for making you so frightened.

Ren says he understands how she must be feeling. It's his fault this happened. Kyuko says, "It's my fault. To ask for a kiss simply for the sake of making my acting better... it's just..." Ren answers, that was not the reason why he was angry. Kyouko is confused. It's not about the kiss? Could it be because he thinks that I am special?

Ren asks her. "Mogami-san, do you feel the same way too?" Ren asks this with such seriousness, that when she looks into his eyes, her heart pounds furiously.

Kyouko: Feel the same way? As in, you are different from other people to me?
Ren: Is that not how you felt?

Kyouko knows that is true. He is unlike anyone else.

"Tsuruga-san is unique. There is no one else in this world like you." Ren smiles at her. "I feel the same way about you too. You are special to me. That's why it hurt me when you said those words."

After hearing his words, Kyouko fully understands now. It wasn't that he was angry, it was that he was hurt. "I'm sorry." Ren says Kyouko shouldn't apologise anymore, he's no longer angry.

Ren says they should prepare for tomorrow's shoot. Upon hearing his words, she gets a shock. She had completely forgotten about something else that is important. Judging from her reaction, Ren realizes that she had been too caught up up worrying over him.

Ren says in any case, it is great that she had came over. Kyouko says she still doesn't have the right mood for it. She says she has to really put all her effort into this one. Ren says it's just like her.

Kyouko thinks back and recalls the feelings that she had felt. The pain and suffering she felt when she realizes she could be losing him. And the jealousy she felt when she saw the fans intimate with Ren.

But those feelings aren't enough, so she's right back where she started, having to rely on his help again. She finds herself looking at his face again.

Ren: What is it?
Kyouko: I just wanted to thank you.
Ren: Eh? I didn't really do anything.
Kyouko: No, I have been thinking a lot, and I am starting to really understand how Shiori is feeling now.

Ren asks her, what kind of feelings did she feel. A 3 way option at this point. This is the last of the choices.


  1. Thank you sooo much, again. I'm so excited to know what happens next, the update's so short (but yeah I know, you're busy)
    And I'm also inconceivable excited because the 18.9 is finally coming, wooha!

  2. Thanks it´s going on^^ Yeah :P On Friday the next Chapter´ll finally come out^^ double Yeah^^ Are you going to upload the RAWs here?

  3. Thank you!
    Now... the moment we are all waiting for is finally coming! ^/////^
    The confrontation scene! Kya~~
    I hope you'll updated soon! :3

    @Ouran Girl
    :O I completely forgot! The RAWS will be out on Friday! ^.^ Yay! Now I hope that Ren won't lose to our expectations!

  4. thank u very much for the updates!!!

    and i cant wait for the next chapter!!!!! hauuuuuuu~~~ i can barely take it!!!! ->.<-

  5. Thank you for the updates!

    - traiwild

  6. Ahhhh another cliffhanger!!! Their going to kill me!!!! xD Thank you for the hard work :)

  7. Yay! An update! Thank you!!!!

    I agree with your translation being the best. It does seem to be a metaphor for Kyouko thinking that Ren's affections are fleeting. *gears up for awkward moment time!*

  8. thanks!! looking forward to the next update!

  9. thanks! im looking forword to the next update^^

  10. thanks so much for the update!

    i totally forgot that it's out this friday!!!! oh man i can't wait to see what happens next. and how will ren respond to kyoko in the ps2 series!!! beyond excited. =))).

    thanks so much again mechgouki-san! =). hope your work hasn't been too tiring for you!

  11. Thanks for the update! When do you usually do your updates?

  12. About the "kaze ni koi", I know that the Korean word for "playboy" literally translates to "wind man," with the implication of a guy who flits from girl to girl like the wind, without forming any deep attachments. Of course, Japanese is a different language from Korean, but I've recognized that there are occasionally some similar phrases between the two.

    Going from that, I'd guess that "kaze ni koi" implies someone who does not take love seriously or one whose love is shallow and fleeting... but that's just a guess. I don't have the Japanese in front of me, and even if I did, I'm still only learning Japanese.

    Eh, but I'm just butting in. You do an excellent job with the translating; I've enjoyed reading your translations of the game, and have wondered about getting the game myself (if only to help give my Japanese some exercise).

  13. That was great insight NybCR. I don't speak of read a lick of japenese or Korean and I got that same impression. Glad to know it wasn't out of context!

  14. soooo...what happens next????:D:D
    anyway...thanks for uploading this in your little free time for all of us sb addicts!!

  15. Thanks so much for the update!
    please update again when you have time i'm in such suspense! :3

  16. IS OUT IN CHINESE!!!!!
    -Please eaxcuse the caps-
    But I found it in chinese!!!

    Skip Beat Chapter 146

  17. Sigh... :3
    I skimed through it...
    But... I think Ren's reaction was....
    Sorry Mechgouki-san if this is the wrong place to discuss.. I'll also keep a close lid on what happens

  18. Thanks for the update
    please, continue *-*
    Im looking foward to it ;)

  19. Thanks for the update please upload pictures next time pictures are the best part of an update =D

  20. Nice!
    Thank you so much!!

  21. Thank you so much for the update! I can't wait to find out what happens next!
    oh the suspense!

  22. Mechie! Update! *cracks the whip*

    Really though, thank you again and again. You feed my SB addiction! (It's like crack, only healthier!)

    I can't wait for the storm to be over between Kyoko and Ren in both the game and the manga, but Sensei hasn't released the next chapter(s) yet of course, so I only have you to rely on! *grin*

  23. Ah thanks so much for the update!
    i'm in such suspense! please update again soon (when you have time :3)

  24. thanks again soooo much, take pity on us all and updete soon :P lol

  25. Please post another update mechgouki!!!

  26. Please update soon mechgouki-san!! Cant bear the wait any longer!! =[

  27. whaaaaaaaaaa---------------------------------
    plz hurry with the update, we're gettin desparate,

  28. I think I'd much rather read about the PS2 story, which I know ends happily, than think about what happens next in the manga right now. My brain is fried from trying to come up with potential scenarios that lead to Ren making progress with Kyouko. I look forward to a Ren-Path update when you have time. =)

  29. I think Mechgouki-kun is busy... maybe school works or exams is around the corner again?? I'm looking forward to the update too... whenever Mechgouki-kun could find the time.

  30. Ahh thanks so much for the update even though your so busy! can't wait for the next one!

  31. ahhhh....thank you!!!
    is there something even more interesting coming up soon???? you are a little like nakamura sensei:))) u leave some really interesting cliffhangers..:)))))
    thanks for updating!!! and please go on with the scanlation also!!this is the best place to read it!!

  32. I'm glad you guys like it. :)

    By the way, I just realized something. The meal earlier, seems to be dinner, not lunch. :P I'll have to correct this later.

  33. YAY!!! IT'S UPDATED!!! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU A MILLION TIMES TO THE THE TRILLIONTH POWER!!! I hope work doesn't keep you too busy so you can post a new update soon! I'm a bit ungrateful like that, just wanting more... But I REALLY DO APPRECIATE that you updated!

    Also, I still like your translations, for the game (although I don't think there is another perswon who does SB PS2 game summaries) and the chapters, the best so please don't syop!


  34. Yay, an update. So happy! And it's so remarkably sweet!!! *floats off to school in a happy dream of Skip Beat love*

  35. Thank you for the update!! :-D I hope you can enjoy your break a bit!

  36. hau hau hauuuu~! kawaii desu yo~! <3 thank you so very much for the update mechgouki-sama! ^^ i cant wait for more skip beat!!!!!!

  37. Thank you! ^.^
    Sorry that I haven't been here for a while >.<
    I guess.. I just didn't feel like talking...
    But yeah anyways..

    The darkness is almost over! Light is comming ^.^

  38. thanks for the update...

    i don't use any other forums/ I don't have a username to post

    but please continue with your scanlations as well, they're fast and they look better than the first time you did a definate improvement! thanks!


  39. yeah a new update keep going !!! :)

  40. YAY- the PS2 story keeps me occupied while waiting for the next chapter
    but how come no pictures from the game?
    really look forward to more pics from the game

  41. YAY,.. it's updated.. thanks a lot Mechgouki-kun

  42. Finally an update! I was like checking your blog every 5-10 minutes

    Sighs in awe, finally they're getting somewhere
    it's like a little confession
    I love it. Wish the manga was this far along

  43. Awwww! KYOKO!!!! Why CAN'T you see Ren is in love with YOU!!!! >:0
    I want to see her finally admitting she's in love with him... >.<
    I love it how clueless she is though... :)
    Thanks for the update! Can't wait for the next one! :)

  44. YAY! Finally they're getting somewhere!
    I've been checking for updates every day! I can't wait for the next one!
    Thanks a lot Mechgouki-san! You're awesome!

    -Little Lady-

  45. I actually enjoyed this a lot more chapter 146.
    Thanks a bunch.

  46. *than chapter 146
    sorry about that.

  47. Yes, it is just like our little Kyouko! Yes, Ren, now tell her how much you love her just the way she is. Tell her that you're glad she accepted this part because you wouldn't want anybody else to play it. Tell her you LOVE HER!!! And then kiss! And then Kyouko will melt into your arms and you can snuggle together for a while and say nothing as you stare dreamily into each other's eyes...or something.

  48. Thanks again for updating your update! I'm sorry that not enough people thank you but please don't stop the PS2 summeries or the chapter translations. People probably just aren't commenting because they won't check into your site until the 5th to see if you have the raws up and when the translations will come out. I think you'll get a lot more comments then. But really really sincerely and honestly don't quit the PS2 summeries because you're the only person I know who does them and I would hate to be left hanging here!


  49. Thank you again for yet another update!


  50. And then there's me, who lurks but doesn't comment that often because blogger doesn't like firefox on my computer and comments rake a while to type out from the iPhone!

    But I'm always thankful for the ps2 updates and like your translations best. Not to mention, I think the only reason why the scanlations came our so quick for 146 on other sites is because they have to keep up with you or loose their readers! Not to mention you never know when they will drop off the face of the earth again and become unreliable.

  51. thanks ssooooooo much!!!!! i am always eager for more ^_^


  52. Only wish the manga could be more progressive like this! ^^

  53. Shade shewolf said...

    Oh my...this is coming along nicely huh? Keep up the good work!



    (This is Zerelja... Damn that stupid OpenID thing. It doesn't work!)

  55. thanks so much I'm loving reading this walk through

  56. Aaahhhh another update! What a place to leave us hanging, too, mechgouki. :-P Thank ya.

  57. Well, I'm always left hanging by the lack of comments, so the feeling's mutual. :P

  58. Ren is totally setting her up. :)

  59. Thank you again for another update!

    - traiwild

  60. AWWW! I love Ren and Kyoko...they're so cute!
    Thanks for the update... :)
    I'm constantly checking for the next ones...You're doing a great job with the PS2 translations!

    -Little LAdy-

    I LOVE IT!!!!!
    btw, if you have any hints or information about skip beat season 2 besides that there having a drama, s'il vous plait can you post it up somewhere.
    Merci beaucoup <333


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