Reika-sama – 058

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1) Since some people wanted to know, I asked Estelina what she thought of my blog name and scanlation group name.

“Huh? Oh. Nothing? Imouto means, little sister, right? Is it supposed to be offensive or something? I guess some people get offended over anything, huh.”

2) Kryto bought me a founder’s pack for Tree of Savior! So I guess I’ll be playing. But with all my other commitments, I probably won’t get very far. Still! See you there, maybe?

3) I have a friend living in my ‘garage’ now. So if you come across him while looking through my teasers and stuff, do not be alarmed.

Matsuo Bashou was the most famous poet of the Edo period in Japan.

Bashou was born in 1644, near Ueno, in Iga Province. A place famous for him, and ninjas.
There’s a rumor that the famed haiku poet Matsuo Bashou wasn’t just a master of poetry, but a master of the art of Ninjutsu, the art of stealth, subterfuge and spying. The art of the Ninja!

So was Matsuo Bashou just a wandering master poet, or was he a master spy? During the cautious years of the early Edo, or Tokugawa period, people were not permitted to travel freely around the country, however Bashou managed to obtain permission. His position as a celebrated poet gained him a close access to the nobility. He was able to enter castles and palaces, view the estates of the lords and spend time chatting with them. Speaking directly to the various lords, he would have been able to discover their hidden thoughts as they composed poems together. Wonderful opportunities for intelligence gathering.

It took no time at all to hear about Ririna from a friend in Kaburagi’s class.

“Yes, that girl has been loitering about Emperor recently. Ah-, I’m sorry. I didn’t mean to badmouth your cousin.”

“No, you are right. I should be apologising to you on her behalf.”

I see. So everybody’s been careful not to badmouth a relative of mine in front of my eyes.
Please just give me a break, Ririna~

“Well, could I ask what she does, specifically?”

“Well, things like calling out to him, or sometimes even coming to our classroom. She hasn’t done anything too eye-catching quite yet though.”

It’s plenty already. The thing that the female upperclassmen hate the most is a first year girl following about upperclassmen boys.
Even in my old life, the relationships between females was in a strict grade-based hierarchy. If you didn’t greet them in the hallway, they would say stuff about you “getting ahead of yourself”. I guess when you’re at that age, you start to want to act like you’re a senpai.
For girls of that age, if a younger girl starts making eyes at a boy in their grade, the girl’s name immediately spreads throughout the grade and every girl becomes their enemy.
It’s really scary when that happens, you know. The more extreme senpai will call you out and lecture you too, you know.
I don’t know if the same thing happens at Suiran, but they should at least be feeling the same way, so I can’t help but worry about Ririna.
Oh, no, rather than worrying about Ririna as a person, I’m just worried that I’ll get into trouble for being her cousin.

“I must warn my cousin as well.”

“Yes. Umm, we don’t really mind, but Tsuruhana-san’s group is…”

Uwah, she’s being targeted by them?
My stomach is really hurting.


The last time I spoke to Ririna was when she came over with her parents before I entered Suiran.
That girl has always hated me. But I guess that goes the same for me.
But even though she always used to go “Taka-niisama” “Taka-niisama” when the heck did she turn into an Emperor fan.
And it’s Kaburagi, of all people. Even Enjou would have been better. It’s like a landmine around that guy. Things are going to get bad if she carelessly approaches him.
I could already envision a future where my slowly heaped efforts and reputation were being smashed to pieces by Ririna.
I see. So there was this kind of problem too.
Even if I try my best not to incur Emperor’s displeasure, and even if I stop Otousama’s dishonesties, there’s still the plot device of having my relatives do something instead.
Guilt by association is truly terrifying.
Ririna is selfish and high-handed and spoilt by her parents, so she’s like a miniature version of Kimidol’s Kisshouin Reika, after all.
What do I do, what do I do? I definitely don’t have the skill to rehabilitate that girl!

But, I did at least give her a phone call to give her a few words.

“Ririna-san, I hear that you have been following Kaburagi-sama about? I think it might be better if you abstained from bothering your upperclassmen.”

“My. Whatever I do should be my own business. And Kaburagi-sama has never really said that I bother him.”

And the moment he does say it will be your last.


“More importantly, Reika-san. I want to have a look at the Pivoine salon. Take me there.”

This little!

“The Pivoine is off-limits to Externals. And not ‘more importantly’, we were talking about Kaburagi-sama. You have a terrible reputation amongst the girls in the higher grades, you know.”

“Hmph. So? I’m not scared. Aren’t you just jealous that I’m getting close to Kaburagi-sama?”


“Ririna-san, Suiran has its own rules. If you ignore them, you will be crushed.”

“Yes, yes, got it, got it. Goodness, Reika-oneesama.”

She hung up.
…Annoying. Annoying, annoying, ANNOYINGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG!!!
What’s with her attitude! Somebody was calling her because they were worried! Or rather, you’re going to bother me so stop it already!
I suppose people do say that every family has its annoying members. Ririna is so tiring to handle.
If I ask Oniisama to help, I think even she’ll behave a little, but Oniisama is busy with work and studies, so he doesn’t have the time for this. I don’t want him to have to deal with something so bothersome.
But is it even possible for me to stop her?!
UGAHHHHHHHHHHHHH! The stress is building up!
I opened up a packet of You Can’t Stop, You Won’t Stops that I had hidden in my closet, and began devouring them by the clawful.58a

If I get fat because of that girl, I won’t forget!



This year’s excursion was to a mountain temple. Why a temple?
After we got on a bullet train and bus, there was a long, long staircase. You’re telling me to climb this?
Because I heard it was a temple, I let my guard down. Isn’t this exactly the same as last year’s mountain climbing hell?
But before long, my calves started acting up. My body is slanting forward. Somebody, somebody please bring me a cane.
While wheezing just like last year, I saw Tsuruhana-san’s group snickering at me as they passed me by. I didn’t know what to say.
Apparently this temple was a temple featured in a famous haiku by Matsuo Bashou. Bashou climbed this horrifying mountain too? That theory about him being a ninja might actually be true.
O Heavens, please sever my inauspicious connections. I have many of them. Ririna, Kaburagi, Enjou, Tsuruhana…
Names kept coming out. Thanks to that, my heart was pitch-black. Making a pilgrimage with such a negative mindset, will the gods even grant me a miracle?
After somehow making it to the top, it was already time to descend. WHY!? Apparently they were waiting for us. I’m sorry…
After that, they took us to have a stroll around the Five Coloured Swamps Goshiki-numa, a collection of five multicoloured volcanic swamps.58b 58c 58d 58e

But once I saw the boats on the swamps, my mood suddenly shot up. I want to ride one! I want to row one!
I invited my friends, and quickly got on one.
It’s not moving. Even though I’m desperately rowing, why isn’t it moving. I just keep spinning around on the spot. What’s going on here?
Unable to watch any longer, one of my friends took over the rowing for me. Thank you, Ayame-chan.
It felt great sitting on the boat as it smoothly glided through the water. When I looked around, suddenly there were boats with couples on them! When!?
Before my eyes was a smiling girl. No, I’m thankful that you’re rowing for me. But even I wanted to try a boat ride with a boy…
But looking carefully, Kaburagi and Enjou were on a boat together. Two guys, riding a boat together…? Upfpftpft…
I’ll just consider it a good thing that I’m with my friends.



By the time I got home, I gradually started feeling the muscle pains. Aahh, tomorrow is going to be rough…
Ah! I forgot to try the Tama Konnyaku!

Tamakonnnyaku. Konnyaku is a specialty of Fukushima, where Reika most likely visited.

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77 thoughts on “Reika-sama – 058”

  1. Ririna is quite selfish is she not? I wonder if she is going to take the original role of our protagonist as the villain. Although it bight be interesting to see how our beloved Reika tries to deal with her willfulness.


  2. Ahh thankyou very much for this update.. squee!!! thanks :D ah felt like being one of those loud annoyances, I seriously want to choke hold Ririna lil bitch.


  3. oh.. I’m getting shocked from the fast updates, lol~!
    Anyway, I wonder just what Ririna will do, kukuku…~! And question is when as there will be much more events that may happen on specific locations but Suiran is too much, so I’ll just think of the cliche like classroom, gym etc.

    hmmm… hhhmmmm… Right~! I wonder just how Kaburagi will react about Ririna, haha~ XD! Reika-sama’s trouble is coming~! Go~! go~! Reika-sama~! But hmm…. the gyaru girls, I wonder what they’ll do, I think they’re also one of the major pieces that will act in the scene, or not, lol~!

    — Thanks for the chapter~ ^^. uh… Don’t push yourself too much! it’s you’re Birthday after all. Or is this the celebration? If so then, I’ll gladly enjoy! :)

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  4. Well if it was me, i’ll use the ‘don’t know don’t care’ move. Before that, try to hint to everyone that ririna is a lil bich and we don’t get along. So if anything happen, my good name won’t be get dragged in the mud.

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  5. Thank you for this one too~

    A cat rubs against people not only to be affectionate but also to mark out its territory with scent glands around its face.
    The tail area and paws also carry the cat’s scent.


  6. I wonder if RIrina is going to get what is coming to her? I just hope Reika doesn’t gets dragged down with her.
    Also, I thought Reika would have some more endurance with all the fitness workout she (apparently) does. At least a bit more than others.

    Thanks for the chapter!

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  7. Thanks for the chapter Sheep-chan! To be honest I had really and truly forgotten about Ririna. Well good luck with that, Rei-chan. Ah, my pantry portal has opened! Time to get rid if ny pastry stealing freeloaders.


  8. thank you very much!
    I wrote notes on paper with a pencil for this chapter, so, ahem, without further ado, let us begin!

    Lol, Reika saying she’s concerned about her getting in trouble due to being Ririna’s cousin, instead of about Ririna herself.

    ‘Even Enjou could have been better.’
    -writes this is a big font, then points at it passionately- Do you see this?! Do you see it—-!? My ship has potential to sail! Reika thinks Enjou is better! (A possible reference to the previous chapter, maybe?) Yes—-! Enjou x Reika!
    Choo Choo! All aboard! …Wait,wait, that’s the sound of a train, isn’t it?! No—!I messed up—!

    Ririna’s really spoiled, huh? -sniffs- Poor Reika, she just wants to live her life humbly…Ah, she wouldn’t have to care if Ririna had nothing to do with her!Rage eating, eh, Reika? I know that feel…lol!

    Haha, severing connections! Wait, wait! Reika, don’t hope to severe connection with Enjou—! no—!…I don’t care,my ship still floats!-ignores the ship sinking ever so slightly-

    -gapes- beautiful place, woah—! I want to go there, too—! lol, Reika rowing in circles! Also, rofl Reika laughing at Kaburagi and Enjou in the same boat!

    And thus, I have come to the end of another long comment. lolol—

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      1. wahaha, excellent! join the ship! i think they have some pretty good chemistry, and he seems to be okay with her, at least, from the way they interact! I’d even say he has an interest of sorts in her. lol!

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      2. I definitely wouldn’t mind…XD Actually, I’m rooting for it. Does Reika get romantically pursued/involved with anyone later on?


        1. haha, excellent—! yay, join the enjou x reika ship! woo—-!
          uh, i think the general consensus is not to reveal spoilers in the comments, ahaha! i could give my email if you really want to know though! just reply to this comment!

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          1. I don’t know…I think I’ll wait it out like a good little reader for now. xD One day I might get too curious though…lol. Thanks for the thought though~


                1. ok, sorry for spamming, but i also have other ships for reika that i ship, lol, though not as majorly as enjou x reika, ahaha!


                    1. yeah, yeah! but i’m waiting to read your translations of those chapters before i decide if i want to ship them! …though, well, enjou and reika are most probably still going to be my top ship, ahaha!


  9. I just had all 4 of my wisdom teeth pulled a couple of days ago and can eat nothing but liquid food….
    And this chapter and a new chapter of Ryouriban just has to come out….
    Y u do diiiiiiiis?!


  10. Ririna, so, so, annoying. Reika will get fat at this rate. She knows from experience that getting involved with Kaburagi will lead to no good, yet no one listens, sigh.


    1. btw, and separately from the chapter, i tank you for taking time to search for “visual explanation” of some particular things/area like the swamp pictures :)

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  11. Why do people ship Enjou? 58 chapters in and what actual content is there to support any sort of relationship like that? shes done her best to avoid him, she avoids talking to him, we know zero about him other than the game snippets, how does this = ship?

    However theres been plenty of others that shes been social with on many occasions where shes wanted to be with them, we know more about Ririna than we do with Enjou, Frankly hes a filler character who is just there to be there lol, now if we see something more from him with actual content, with a fleshed out character who isnt hot guy B attached to hot guy A then awesome but till then why ship someone like that?

    Unfortunately or fortunately depending on how people roll, the Big Bro is checking all the boxes, including his friend Imari lol who has a girlfriend already.


      1. Dammit! well, they must add some serious getting to know Enjou time in upcoming chapters, right now its pretty superficial, I really hope theres lots of PV from him if thats the case, I really enjoy PV chapters, gives some insight from that persons perspective. I really love how her brother thinks when looking at his weird Lil sis, aah so damn cute!

        Reika has a rotten perspective of herself, you cant trust it at all, need another viewpoint :D, grovel moar chapters.. grovel….tries learning Japanese, cries in failure! gimme those snacks Reika! gimme!!


    1. I ship Enjou/Reika because he’s a little evil, and also suspicious. So he’s in my strike zone? Whereas Kaburagi is just an idiot. My favoritest ship of all is Oniisama/Reika, but it will never happen… ;_;


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