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hymnia
hymnia
Joie
Mon, Jan. 1st, 2007 07:58 pm
Furuba timeline and continuity issues

In the back of my mind I've been considering taking on a project next summer to make a comprehensive timeline of everything that happens in Furuba (including flashbacks), similar to the Harry Potter timeline here at the Harry Potter Lexicon.

Anyway, I won't be able to do it until summer, due to work and the fact that I still don't have info on a lot of the chapters not yet published by TP. I'm planning on purchasing the Singapore editions sometime in May/June (by which time I'm guessing/hoping they'll have finished the series). But when I do, I'm going to want some help and advice from other fans, so I hope I will be able to find that from some of you.

Anyway, all of this is preface to some questions about some continuity issues in the series that I’ve been pondering and I'm not sure how to resolve. I was wondering if anyone, especially those of you who are more "spoiled" than I am (and/or have more knowledge about translation discrepancies) could shed some light on these things.

First, in the thread in the Spoiler Free area of RF.com about the ages of the characters, we were talking about the Japanese school year, and sari_15 brought up the fact that Kyo's disappearance to train in the mountains seems to have been after the school year would have begun. Yet Shigure says, "Last time he took the [high school entrance exam] he didn't attend the local boys' high school, even though he passed. Instead, he went missing for four months."

Now we know from ch. 119-120 that the reason he disappeared was because of Kyoko's death, which was on May 1st, but the Japanese school year begins in early April. (In the thread this came up in, I was saying that the Japanese school year begins on April 1st, but actually there is a bit of a spring break at that time, and according to one article I read, there is even some variation from region to region and school to school. So students would actually go back to school some time during the month of April, but probably not right on the 1st.)

So what gives? Why wouldn’t Kyo be in school for those couple of weeks? I don’t think he would’ve simply dropped out of school because 1) he typically tries to conform to social norms and something like 97% of Japanese people attend high school, and 2) he knew a pretty awful fate awaited him whenever he was finished with school (and before Kyoko’s death I don’t think he would have had the same fatalistic attitude about it that he seems to during the series). Does anyone have an idea of how to reconcile this?

Right now my favorite explanation is that Shigure didn’t really know what he was talking about (or maybe he was being a bit glib about it, or perhaps the line was actually mistranslated in TP’s version) and Kyo was in school those 2 or 3 weeks before Kyoko died. But...I don’t know. I’m open to other ideas.

The second issue I have is with the time of Kyoko’s death. At a couple of points in the series, Tohru seems to have flashbacks to an image of Kyoko with bandages all over her face, suggesting that she was brought to the hospital with injuries before she died. But in ch. 135, it seems clear that she died at the scene of the accident. There are only two possibilities I can think of for this one:

1) The flashbacks are to something other than Kyoko’s death. I know I don’t know all of Kyoko’s back story, because some of it comes from chapters I haven’t read many spoilers from, so maybe those images aren’t what they appear to be. This would be where you more-spoiled people come in to tell me whether I’m right or completely off the wall. ;)

2) Kyoko’s soul left her body to be with Katsuya right after Kyo ran away, as is portrayed in ch. 135, but that wasn’t necessarily obvious to the concerned bystanders, and she was not declared dead until after having received treatment, either from paramedics at the scene, or possibly even after being taken to a hospital and treated there.

It occurs to me that these two issues could almost be resolved together by the explanation that Kyoko was brain dead and kept “alive” for some time after the accident. Ugh. That’s really sad and horrible to think about. But if that’s what happened, I can’t imagine that it would be presented to the readers only as very brief images and never explained or at least implied somewhere in the narrative. *cues more-spoiled people to chime in once again*

ETA: There seems to be a bit of confusion about what I meant by that last bit. What I'm saying is, if Kyoko was in a coma for a few weeks after the accident, that could also explain the problem with Kyo's school attendance, because it would mean the accident could have happend in April before he went back to school, but that she officially "died" later--on May 1st like Tohru says--even though her soul actually left her body right after the accident.


Well, if anyone has any ideas on how to resolve these, please let me know. And let me know what you think about the timeline idea, especially if you’d be willing to help with it.

x-posted to RandomFandom.com

Joie

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fleurette
fleurette
Fleurette
Tue, Jan. 2nd, 2007 01:27 am (UTC)

YAY SPOILERS!

*heh*

Since I came across this post at the forum, that's where I answered...no real resolutions involved, but just musing concering Tohru's memories and the nature of ghosts and time...

*exhibits my innate geekiness*


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f_ireworks
f_ireworks
f_ireworks
Tue, Jan. 2nd, 2007 01:53 am (UTC)

Yay! for the timeline project. I've been excited about this ever since you brought it up:-)

My two cents about your questions:

1) I think it must be a generalization on Shigure's part. Even if Kyo had attended for that couple of weeks, but then took off, you could probably still say that he did not attend because it was too brief a period to even count. The text makes it clear that Kyo ran off because of his guilt over Kyoko's accident, so I really can't see him not going to school those first days of the school year.

2) Regarding Kyoko, there are no other spoilers about her, so I think that flashback image with the bandages must be after the accident. I think the brain death explanation makes sense, though. It is never explained anywhere else that I recall, but I remember wondering about it when I saw that panel. If not brain dead, maybe she was taken to the hospital, pronounced dead, then cleaned up to be presented to relatives? How sad... writing this breaks my heart.

You already know what I think about the timeline idea, but let me just say again that I think it's a wonderful project! I would love to help any way I can.


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hymnia
hymnia
Joie
Tue, Jan. 2nd, 2007 04:02 am (UTC)

Thanks for your reply! You might want to look at my edit to the post, where I clarified what I meant in the part of my post where I mentioned brain death.


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(Anonymous)
Tue, Jan. 2nd, 2007 02:00 am (UTC)

I'm not sure if I sure answer here or on RF, but I saw this first... ^^; WRT Shigure's comment, I have no idea. I haven't been keeping up with the TP releases even though I have most if not all the volumes. If you know which chapter he says that in, I can hopefully check it out. (I can't guarantee. I have to find the volume first). ^^;

Otherwise, WRT Kyoko's death, I'd probably suggest double checking with Mona, but I believe the concept of death and brain death (ie defintion) is a bit different in Japan compared to North America. In terms of time though, I don't think it's so important for it to flow normally as it would in the real world. (There are enough near-death scenes in anime / manga that last a long time but only an instant passes; this would be a bit of the opposite.) So, in that sense, I wouldn't be surprised if the paramedics treated her and she ended up dying shortly thereafter in the hospital.


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kagedreams
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Shadow
Tue, Jan. 2nd, 2007 02:00 am (UTC)

Oops. And that was me. Apparently I wasn't logged in. ^^;


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hymnia
hymnia
Joie
Tue, Jan. 2nd, 2007 03:11 am (UTC)

If you know which chapter he says that in, I can hopefully check it out.

It's in volume 1, chapter 3, right after he says Kyo will be living with them and Kyo storms off.

I believe the concept of death and brain death (ie defintion) is a bit different in Japan compared to North America.

Every commenter so far seems to have misunderstood what I meant by the "brain dead" part of my post, so I think I need to edit it to make it clearer. What I meant by that is that if Kyoko was "brain dead" or "in a coma" for a long time--like, several weeks--before she officially "died", then that could also explain the problem of Kyo's school attendance, because it would mean the accident could have occured sometime before May 1st, and therefore before Kyo would have started high school.

But if we're talking about only the problem of Kyoko's death, I don't think it would matter for the sake of making the second explanation work if Japanese believe in "brain death" or not. What I mean is, according to what we see in chapter 135 Kyoko is actually dead--her soul is gone--soon after Kyo leaves her. But the bystanders and the paramedics who arrive to treat her wouldn't know that her soul is gone. They might know that her heart is stopped or whatever, but they could still try to resuscitate her. Unless Japanese medical professionals don't ever try to resuscitate people who show outward signs of being dead, like the heart having stopped, I don't think a cultural difference in how death is viewed would really change the possiblity of that happening.

Hmm...and now I recall that another manga series I've read has a character who was "in a coma" for a long time, but from a spiritual perspective was treated as dead during that time (his soul was separated from his body).

So, in that sense, I wouldn't be surprised if the paramedics treated her and she ended up dying shortly thereafter in the hospital.

See, that's what I was thinking at first--that the death scene needn't be viewed so literally--but I went back and looked at it carefully and the images really make it look like she dies right then. I happen to have a hard copy of this chapter, since a friend of mine teaching English in Japan sent me a couple of recent issues of Hana To Yume, so I was able to look closely. It's clear that Kyoko's eyes change the moment she dies. While she's still thinking and trying to talk to Kyo, they have shading on them like they are bright and shining with life, but then after he runs away they no longer have shading, and look black and hollow. Then on the next page, she's lying in exactly the same position as she was lying on the street, but now she's on the beach with ocean waves splashing over her. When Katsuya approaches, her eyes light up again. I think it's clear that we are literally seeing the moment of her death, and it's there on the street, not on an ambulance or in a hospital later on.

Anyway, thanks for the comment. And sorry for the long and splitting-hairs-ish reply.


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fleurette
fleurette
Fleurette
Tue, Jan. 2nd, 2007 03:56 am (UTC)

Splitting hairs -- it's what we do!

Seems I missed your point as well...by the time I was thinking about the questions, I've simply forgotten all about dear Kyonkichi -- sorry about that!

*don't mind me...the silliness is getting to me*


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(Anonymous)
Tue, Jan. 2nd, 2007 05:52 am (UTC)

The reason I mentioned that they define death differently is because I remember reading in the newspaper on my last trip about how supposedly two people deemed brain-dead in the US were brought back to Japan and "recovered" later on. I don't put a huge amount of credibility in the story especially since I didn't have any backup information or what have you, but the main concept behind the story was that people had to be aware that different countries may have different definitions for what constitutes death or brain death.


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kagedreams
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Shadow
Tue, Jan. 2nd, 2007 05:53 am (UTC)

*sigh* I'm having problems remembering to log-in today... >.


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hymnia
hymnia
Joie
Tue, Jan. 2nd, 2007 06:06 am (UTC)

I remember reading in the newspaper on my last trip about how supposedly two people deemed brain-dead in the US were brought back to Japan and "recovered" later on.

That's interesting, and for more than just fannish reasons. I might have to look up what I can find on it sometime when it's not 1:00 AM. ;)


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attaining
attaining
Kat
Tue, Jan. 2nd, 2007 08:19 am (UTC)

Go you for doing the timeline! It sounds like a great idea!

As for Kyo's school attendance, that's something I'd wondered about, too. I think it's very reasonable to assume that Shigure was making a generalization. Shigure has the tendency to overlook details that might be unnecessary to the main point, especially in casual company, although usually happens when he has ulterior motives. Also, Shigure might just have bad information. Kyo is the outcast, after all. The best info on Kyo would always come from Kazuma, and he disappeared alongside Kyo.

Regarding Kyoko, I don't believe the flashbacks are of another time. Kyoko's hair is cut short in those flashbacks, Tohru's in her high school uniform, and if Tohru had another instance where her mother were injured in that manor, we DEFINITELY would have heard about it. (Of course, I could be totally wrong about Tohru being in her high school uniform, but I can't remember where we saw that scene first, so I can't check, eep!) Also, we know that Tohru was called out of class on the day of the accident. Yuki established in vol 4 that a teacher called Tohru out of class with Hana and Uo on her tail. The context, to me, implies that Kyoko died on or near that day. Yuki says, "I remember the day of the accident" and he remembers this on May 1st as they're visiting Kyoko's grave. If there was an extended period of time where Kyoko's body was alive, I think this would've been mentioned. (Also, a relative of mine died in the exact way you're hypothesizing, and though my experience is definitely NOT a good reference, I would think Tohru would mention brain death in explaining her mother's death.) In vol 1, Tohru tells Shigure, "The morning my mom died in the accident I had a quiz." I think everything implies that Kyoko died the day of her accident or very shortly after.

I definitely need to look over ch 135 again, but I know I've seen many other anime that have a person's eyes distinctly change as they lose consciousness after a traumatic accident in the same way Kyoko's did. If Kyoko lost consciousness, we really have no idea whether her experience with Katsuya happened one minute or one hour after the accident, the same way our 15 minute dreams seem to last for hours. Also, we have no idea how cognitive someone is at the moment of their death, and that opinion is also going to be subject to each reader's spiritual views. In Kyoko's mind, she could view that street as her death bed, and consider the point she loses consciousness as the moment her life in that world ended. So Kyoko wouldn't necessarily consider or be aware of an ambulance or hospital as part of her lifespan.

It's my opinion that Kyoko either died A) on the scene or B) on the way to or shortly after arriving at the hospital. Sigh, as much as I hate to type this, I think it's reasonable to assume she died at the hospital the day of the accident. It would explain why the lacerations on her face were carefully cleaned and bandaged. I always had the impression that Kyoko was dead in the flashbacks of Tohru crying at her bedside. I don't remember any medical equipment in the flashbacks, and I always had the impression from Tohru that the last time she saw her mother alive was the morning of the accident. I think Tohru went to the hospital from school, and found her mother already dead the same day as the accident. :(

Here's a random question for you: when Kyo turns into a cat, does his bracelet transform with him or does it fall off? In vol 1, we clearly see the bracelet on the ground. In vol 5, we clearly see him change back with the bracelet on his wrist. I've discussed this with sari_15, and she thinks it would fall off. I'm not so sure. The only evidence we have is contradictory. ^_^;

Sorry to ramble, it's 3 AM and I'm so so so tired.


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hymnia
hymnia
Joie
Thu, Jan. 4th, 2007 04:23 am (UTC)

Re: a long period of "brain death"

That's exactly what I was trying to say. It just wouldn't make sense for that to be the way it was and never really have it stated. Even if Tohru couldn't bring herself to talk about it, surely at least Saki or Arisa would have mentioned it.

Re: the time of Kyoko's death

Feel free to look for yourself, but I get the overwhelming feeling that she died--not necessarily that she was understood to be dead by the people around her--but in a spiritual sense, she really, truly died just moments after Kyo departed. The eyes, the position of her body when she wakes up on the beach, the fact that, according to Shadow's translation, one of the onlookers seems to be starting to suggest that she's already gone all seem to add up to that interpretation. In "real life" it's sometimes difficult to know when a person is really gone, but in a work of fiction, it's possible to show things like this, where a character goes from one life to the next, and I just think Takaya makes it clear that that moment was it for Kyoko.

To sum up, I'm leaning towards this interpretation: Kyoko really died and went to be with Katsuya while she was still on the street, but the paramedics/doctors who got involved didn't know that for sure and tried to give her a bit of treatment, or at least clean her up a little. But it didn't take long for them to understand she was gone, and by the time Tohru arrived to see her, she knew that her mother was dead.

Re: Kyo's beads

Hmm. There are two different answers to this. One is the "real life" answer, and one is the "in the story" answer. The real life answer is that Takaya-sensei just didn't bother to be consistent. But the "in the story" answer--in other words, how I explain the inconsistency away--is that Kyo's beads do fall off (as sari_15 has explained elsewhere, there seems to be a certain amount of grace WRT transforming into the werecat form), but in vol 5, he wandered over to where they had fallen while talking to Tohru and stuck his paw through them a little before he changed back, so that they slid back on to his wrist when he changed. :D


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fiannan
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Andrea
Tue, Jan. 2nd, 2007 01:16 pm (UTC)

Yet Shigure says, "Last time he took the [high school entrance exam] he didn't attend the local boys' high school, even though he passed. Instead, he went missing for four months."

I just went and dug out my sister's Chuang Yi Comics copy of the first volume to check this out, and the line I believe you're quoting was translated there as: "That Kyo ... nobody knew where he had ran off to, but today he told me he had been training in the mountains ... didn't even bother to attend the local boys' institution he was registered at ... went missing on us for four months."

It's kind of ambiguous, but I always interpreted it as Shigure simply expressing his disapproval that Kyo didn't even bother to go to school while he was off supposedly running around in the mountains, fighting bears :) In that case, it'd be more like he just skipped school for those four months after Kyoko's accident, rather than never having attended at all. It's then entirely possible that he did start the school year in April with everyone else. I hope that makes sense! Of course, this could just be my own wacky logic, which sometimes doesn't resemble normal Earth logic at all *grins* In any case, I hope that gives you something to think about! If I remember, I might check the *cough*scanlations*cough* I have on the other computer tomorrow, and see how the same line was translated there *muses*


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hymnia
hymnia
Joie
Thu, Jan. 4th, 2007 04:25 am (UTC)

Yeah, I'm leaning towards the "Shigure was being glib" explanation more and more now. It seems to be the most popular answer, too. Thanks for the input on the other translation.


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fiannan
fiannan
Andrea
Sun, Jan. 7th, 2007 06:09 am (UTC)

You're welcome! It does make the most sense ... I hope this helps with your continuity issues, and good luck with the timeline!


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ginny_t
ginny_t
Too cute for evil
Tue, Jan. 2nd, 2007 04:27 pm (UTC)

Just going from memory (flawed and unreliable), I thought that Kyoko died (and was declared dead) right away. In fact, I think the manga itself might have said something about her being dead before she reached the hospital. Do you have chapter numbers for the flashes of Kyoko bandaged up?

I don't think the accident would have been at the beginning of the school year, because Yuki remembers her as "just another student in the class", which I suspect would have been phrased differently if the accident had happened at the beginning of the year.

On the Kyo & high school thing, I suspect Shigure was generalising/exaggerating.


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f_ireworks
f_ireworks
f_ireworks
Wed, Jan. 3rd, 2007 01:24 pm (UTC)

I don't think the accident would have been at the beginning of the school year, because Yuki remembers her as "just another student in the class", which I suspect would have been phrased differently if the accident had happened at the beginning of the year.

That's just what I was going to say. Yuki's way of saying that makes me think that they must have been going to school for some time before the accident happened.


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hymnia
hymnia
Joie
Thu, Jan. 4th, 2007 05:07 am (UTC)

Yuki's way of saying that makes me think that they must have been going to school for some time before the accident happened.

For more than a few days, sure, but it couldn't have been more than about 3 or 4 weeks at the most (see my comment to ginny_t).


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f_ireworks
f_ireworks
f_ireworks
Thu, Jan. 4th, 2007 07:28 pm (UTC)

That's right. It could not have been for a very long time.

Where are your thoughts leaning to, on this issue? Are you more inclined to think that Shigure just took some poetic license, or that the schools were running on different schedules, or simply that Kyo chose not to go? I'm quite puzzled about this :-S

(Something that just occurred to me. Is Kyo wearing regular street clothes when he runs into Kyoko that morning? I can't remember the image. If Kyoko had her accident on the way to work, then Tohru was probably on her way to school, and so was Kyo?)


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hymnia
hymnia
Joie
Sun, Jan. 7th, 2007 06:32 am (UTC)

Where are your thoughts leaning to, on this issue?

The explananation that Shigure was taking poetic license is my favorite, I think. The different schedules explanation doesn't seem to add up, and I just don't *like* the idea of Kyo quitting school before Kyoko's death. It undercuts the importance of that event in his life. When she died is when he really gave up on himself, and it makes sense for quitting school to be a result of that.

(Something that just occurred to me. Is Kyo wearing regular street clothes when he runs into Kyoko that morning? I can't remember the image. If Kyoko had her accident on the way to work, then Tohru was probably on her way to school, and so was Kyo?)

This was discussed on the thread I started at RF.com about all of this. You might want to take a look at what we said over there (specifically, merrow's first post, my next post after that, and sari15's post a little ways down the thread).


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hymnia
hymnia
Joie
Thu, Jan. 4th, 2007 05:05 am (UTC)

Do you have chapter numbers for the flashes of Kyoko bandaged up?

There may be others, but for sure it's in chapter 3 and chapter 114.

which I suspect would have been phrased differently if the accident had happened at the beginning of the year.

Well, it depends on what you mean by "at the beginning of the year." We know it was very early in the year, because Japanese schools do definitely start sometime in April, and we know her mother's death was on May 1st. I was actually considering the possiblity that Kyo's school and Yuki and Tohru's school may have run on slightly different schedules, with Kyo's starting a bit later--toward the end of April instead of toward the beginning. Either way, Yuki and Tohru would only have been classmates for about 3 or 4 weeks at the most when her mother died.


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kawaiinekochi
kawaiinekochi
kawaiinekochi
Tue, Jan. 2nd, 2007 06:52 pm (UTC)

Oh cool! If you want help with the timeline, you'll know where to find your co-spoiler friend! ;)

My opinion:

Even though I could recall Kyo's and Tohru's story of how they learned of Kyoko's death, I couldn't pick up on the details of when she died. I think her soul left her body at the scene, even though her brain might have a some kind of activity afterward. Yet, no matter how I look at it, it's difficult to pinpoint the exact time of her death. When Tohru came to see her, she was already dead. So, just like you said she could have died while she was being rushed to the hospital or while she was receiving treatment there.

As for the Kyo incident, I believe he did attend school before Kyo's death and disappeared after he found out. It only makes sense. I think Shigure didn't understand what he had been through and just assumed that he was being rebellious (in regards that he was missing May to early September). Yet again, that sounded redundant if Japanese High school students starts school in April. I think either Tayaka made a mistake or TP did. If Tayaka did, I think she would mention it in her notes. ^^*


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hymnia
hymnia
Joie
Thu, Jan. 4th, 2007 04:27 am (UTC)

Yes, I hope you and the others will help with the timeline. I'm not going to start on it until after I get the Singapore editions, so by that time, we should all be able to chip in, including our spoiler-free friend. :)


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f_ireworks
f_ireworks
f_ireworks
Wed, Jan. 3rd, 2007 02:01 pm (UTC)

I've been reading the comments on the thread; everything that has been said is so interesting. For some reason, I don't think that Kyoko was in the hospital for long after the accident. Tohru is still in her school uniform, so I think she probably left from the school to the hospital and there saw her mother. She could have had vital signs, I guess, but died shortly after. Sorry I can't be much help regarding that, but I'll go back to the chapters and see if my impression changes after looking more closely again.

It's so exciting to discuss this kind of stuff. I love it!


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hymnia
hymnia
Joie
Thu, Jan. 4th, 2007 04:33 am (UTC)

Hee. I love it, too. Thanks for adding your 2 yen. It seems to be the consensus that Kyoko was already dead by the time Tohru got there.

Although, it occurs to me now that I'm not sure where the image of Tohru crying over Kyoko's body in her school uniform that people keep mentioning comes from. I know it's in the anime, but the only flashbacks to this I can think of in the manga (ch. 3 and ch. 114) show only Kyoko's bandaged face; they don't show Tohru at all. I'm wondering if that image was a construct of the anime, or if there are other occurences of flashbacks to that moment in the manga that do show Tohru.


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f_ireworks
f_ireworks
f_ireworks
Thu, Jan. 4th, 2007 07:33 pm (UTC)

You know what, I can't remember either! I wonder if we are really taking this from the anime. My image is of Tohru kneeling beside a bed, and her mother all bandaged up, but I could not say where it came from. It might very well be from the anime! (Which would be great, because then that would clear up part of the timeline conflict :-) )


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hymnia
hymnia
Joie
Wed, Jan. 10th, 2007 04:57 am (UTC)

Guess what? I was just watching an MMV that had a manga image of Tohru kneeling by Kyoko's bedside. I don't know what chapter it's from, but that shows it definitely exists.


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f_ireworks
f_ireworks
f_ireworks
Thu, Jan. 11th, 2007 12:38 pm (UTC)

Wow, that is so interesting! So the image does exist. I'll see if I can find it; now I need to know where it is^^

(It's so embarrassing how little I know about the Kyo/Tohru story line. I've been so engrossed by the Mabudachi and their adventures that I have forgotten so much about this part of the story, and this is what actually moves the plot :-/)

(Completely unrelated, but I've always wondered what Shigure was doing with those zodiac figurines in chapter 1. We never see him being crafty again [except in the anime, when he is making that kite. I *love* that scene])


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hymnia
hymnia
Joie
Fri, Jan. 12th, 2007 02:38 am (UTC)

Wow, that is so interesting! So the image does exist. I'll see if I can find it; now I need to know where it is^^

Well, I figure it must appear somewhere in vol. 1-8, since it appeared in the anime (and the image I saw in the mmv looked just like the one in the anime, so it obviously had to be the source).

Completely unrelated, but I've always wondered what Shigure was doing with those zodiac figurines in chapter 1.

Perhaps they were a gift for Akito? Shigure might have liked the irony of giving her 12shi dolls...


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