やばい。。。 (Crap.)
眠くて瞼が。。。 (My eyelids…are…)
重かった。。。 (…heavy with sleep…)

The few Chocolatier readers we have left will probably get their knickers in a twist seeing this back-to-back release. I’m sure SwirlyOwl will be one of the first lined up. She’s poured her heart and soul into cleaning this dastardly manga, and I hope we won’t let her – and her knickers – down. Katrina Yabu, if you’re still out there, floating around in e-space, and if you’re still reading us, this was officially your first and last chapter with the group. We – No, I – sort of did you wrong. I sat on Chapter Four for nearly half a year before deciding to get up off my lazy butt and work on it. Though this will bear little resemblance to your original work, just know that we appreciate you volunteering your precious time. Aerial’s typesets were a god-send, truly. And a big thanks to cheesecrayons and Hyeomi as well, both of whom have retired quietly and peacefully. As for the actual content of these chapters? Well, nothing short of angst, angst, and more angst from our drama queen, Souta. I wish he’d grow a pair. Either act on his feelings or give her up. These games are too much!

Mayama and Kanna’s paths collide last we saw them, with Ai reeling off-balance from the force. I’m steeling myself for more heartache because Haruta’s death looms overhead, and they cannot NOT talk about him, right? Mayama and Kanna are bound together by his death because they had “betrayed” Haruta. So I think that in that sense, Ai, who isn’t a part of that past, wants to bridge the chasm between Mayama and herself, but doesn’t know how. If only he’d let her in. I just feel so frustrated for her sake because Mayama has a ton of baggage.

By the way, this chapter marks Natsu’s FIRST chapter with the group. Hoo-RAH! And Megan, I know you’ve been a little down, but m(_ _)m x infinity for pitching in to help with cleans. I will forever love you for it.

principalCH.22 (Version 2) DOWNLOAD || READ ONLINE
I’m having a field day with these goofed up releases. Nyaaargh! A few fixed pages here and there; a few minor missing translations filled in. Gosh-darnit! I need to stop touching Minelauva’s beautiful typesets!

Yes, it’s Sekine… and a bit of Sara to quake your thirst. It’s been a while, and I didn’t know I could miss these two so much. I want them togetHERR. I want them tooogeetther pur-rease. ((´д`)) To the staffers I handcuffed into finishing up the job – Swirly Owl, Ximena (our brand, spankin’ new freelancer), skippyskippy, and octopush – kudos, and I’m sure you enjoyed it. skippy worked like a maniac. Thus is the love of this typesetter for our beloved Sekine. ٩(♡ε♡ )۶

rendezvousCH.13 (Version 2) DOWNLOAD || READ ONLINE
Case of the missing translations? Yes, I know… Sometimes I can be a total dweeb and overlook these things.
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By hats99

A takoyaki-fiend who refuses to sleep more than 4 hours a day.

Comments (14)

  1. Veronica May 19, 2016 at 2:17 pm

    You guys are awesome! Thank you so so much T_T Principal and Sekine, i’m dead! Thank you.

  2. JV May 18, 2016 at 10:55 pm

    Thanks for the new releases! SEKINE!!! oh how my heart breaks for those two, just be together already you two! Can’t even wait to see where this all goes next, plus I want resolution for our Shima-ko in Principal too!

  3. soupy May 18, 2016 at 4:37 pm

    will I end up hating the ending of sekine kun no koi?

    • hats99 May 18, 2016 at 4:50 pm

      You’ll only hate it for one reason: Because it will have ended. And then you’ll go through this awful period of Sekine withdrawal, and then have no choice but to crawl back and re-read the entire thing all over again. Does that answer your question? 🙂

      Oh! But there is a spin-off chapter that we plan on working on afterward. Sekine’s character actually first appears in another Kawachi Haruka short stories collection, still a hot salary-man – just younger – and still lusting after that infamous melon bread that he never seems to get to eat.

  4. SwirlyOwl May 18, 2016 at 2:32 pm

    Hats, thank you! It warms my heart seeing Heartbroken Chocolatier chapters being up. Of course you haven’t let me down. I’ll work hard on next chapter. I’m glad you still want to continue to work on HC, I will continue to work on it as long you want me to.

  5. kaizoku5493 May 17, 2016 at 11:07 pm

    Thank you for the chapters!

  6. Gaby May 17, 2016 at 8:36 pm

    Thanks so much for the releases!

  7. Lint May 17, 2016 at 8:19 pm

    I’m going to break rule number one as a leecher and ask you a question that no scanlation group ever wants to hear, but can I ask about the status of Futago? It’s been something over a year and a half since the last release and I went back to read some of your older posts and saw that Futago seemed to be on the table back in October of last year, but I haven’t seen anything since about it. Have you guys lost interest in the project? Not demanding a release or anything of course, I’m just curious about it’s status. I know no one wants to be hounded about something they’re doing on their down time.

    • hats99 May 17, 2016 at 8:25 pm

      I know a lot of people have been wondering but I can’t really give a definite answer, Lint. SwirlyOwl is going to finish redoing the cleans for Chapter 21. I’m guessing by next month. Once that’s turned in we’ll be able to put out the next few chapters that have already been done. She’s going to try her best to get it done soon so I know it won’t be another half year. 🙁

      • Lint May 18, 2016 at 12:01 am

        Ah, I see! That’s amazing news to know that it won’t just be one chapter, I’m already looking forward to it ^_^ Thanks again for taking the time to answer and many thanks to all your wonderful staff members.

        • SwirlyOwl May 18, 2016 at 2:35 pm

          Lint, we haven’t stopped working on it. Thank to Hats for being patient with me. I try to work on it as much I can due to my unpredictable work schedule. We have every intention to get Futago series done, hopefully before end of this year. Fingers crossed!

          • Lint May 31, 2016 at 11:49 pm

            Ah, that’s even better news than before! Thank you for the news and update, I’m truly grateful for everyone’s efforts on this project. It must be difficult juggling work and then scanlation on top of everything else, so I understand the time constraints. I’m supporting you guys all the way through, thank you!

  8. meodien1812 May 17, 2016 at 8:44 am

    Thanks a lot for the releases! I’m happy when there’s Sekine xD (Of course I enjoy others as well!)

    Btw the download link for Teke Teke isn’t working properly, could you please check it?

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