though these nights are haunting me—
i don't want to run, i don't want to leave
28 April 2020 @ 08:52 pm
13 May 2011 @ 09:22 pm
art by なご @ pixiv
★ Here’s a summary of the last volume of Golden Days by Takao Shigeru. I recommend looking through the actual book while reading this, since it will probably be less confusing, plus I didn’t translate some of the text-less scenes. (You can find RAWS of the series here). If you are currently reading this manga/considering reading it and you don’t want to be spoiled, DON’T click on the lj-cut. This is for anyone who read the RAWS and didn’t understand what was happening, or people who are curious about the ending and don’t mind the spoilers.
★ Some basic info:
Genre: Drama, Historical, Romance, Shoujo, Shounen-ai, Slice of Life, Tragedy
Description: [from Ivyscan’s page] Feeling rebellious toward his overprotective mother, Soma Mitsuya, a first-year high school student, only cares about his violin and his hospitalized grandfather. On the night his grandfather’s condition suddenly worsens, an earthquake hits, sending Mitsuya to 1921 in the Taisho era…
★ … I said “summary” but somehow it turned into a direct translation of the text bubbles (especially for the last three chapters). Clearly I’m not very good at summarizing things, lol (e.g. when explaining Glee to a friend: “It’s about a glee club.” “……………that’s it?” “………..yeah.”) It also turned out much longer than I expected (approx. 1900 words Σ(ﾟДﾟ|||) eeeek!) but nevertheless, I hope you enjoy reading it! I might do a proper translation of chapters 45-47 someday because the way it’s written right now really bothers me (so-and-so said this, so-and-so did this.) A proper translation would probably flow better when read, so if anyone’s interested, let me know and I will do it sometime in the futureヽ(´ー｀)ﾉ
( Spoilers for the last volume, of course!Collapse )
★ I hope you enjoyed reading this! If you have any questions, leave a comment and I will try my best to answer them. Comments letting me know that you’ve read the whole thing would be great (so that I know people are actually looking at what I’ve written, lol). If you want a certain panel translated directly, I can do that. Just tell me the page number or link me to an image. Please let me know if I’ve made any mistakes as well! orz I had some trouble with the last two lines (trying to make them sound poetic.. it didn’t work lol) Any critiques/advice would be appreciated!
★ Any questions about volumes 4-7 are okay too, but volumes 6 & 7 will be harder for me to summarize /o\
★ Anon commenting is enabled so even if you don’t have an lj account, you can still comment.
★ For anyone who hasn’t heard of this manga or isn’t sure if they should read it or not, you definitely should. Honestly, it’s one of the greatest manga I have ever read, and one of my all-time favourites. The characters are loveable, the story is unpredictable, & it will make you laugh, cry, and smile. :) (I’ve included a link to the scanlation group’s site below if you’re interested.)
★ If you know anyone who wants to know the ending of this manga, please link them to this post. :)
→ Ivyscan’s Golden Days page for English scanlations
→ Pixiv tags (Contains spoilers)
→ Cocoon, a Japanese fanart site (Contains spoilers)
→ Tegaki tag (Thank you kilmeny11!)
→ Buy the manga: amazon.co.jp / books.com.tw / add a link? ╮('◡'✿)
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