Chapter 44. If She Looks Back is it Love?
Chapter 44
Release Date September 13, 2011
Chapter 44
Volume 8
ISBN ISBN 978-4-06-340855-3
Chapter Guide
Chapter 43. And Then There Were None
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The dispirited Amars handle it in different ways. Jiji receives a bolster from Keiichiro Koibuchi. Tsukimi feels all alone when, as if summoned, Shuu shows up to comfort her.


After a long night of designing Tsukimi is woken by Kuranosuke and they discover the rest of the Amars have all left. Banba and Mayaya have gone for a walk to share how unhappy they are with this project, and neither of them want to be pressured into becoming the product manager. Chieko and Nomu are at a doll cafe, and Nomu says she's ready to go back to her regular job. Her comment, "It's not like we can wear the clothes we finish" hits Chieko hard. Alone at a cafe, Jiji is unexpectedly joined by Keiichiro Koibuchi.

Tsukimi blames herself for everyone's absence and remembers a time in school when she was invited out by peers, but got caught up looking at jellyfish and turned around to find she'd been left alone. She walks around feeling lonely and depressed, thinking that it's happening all over again. Believing she imagined a tap on her shoulder, Tsukimi turns around expecting history to repeat itself only to find she's not alone.

Kuragehime-Shuu is here

Shuu is there, concerned that she's walking around and crying. Shuu tries to take her to the sweets shop, but the owner turns his hose on him. Shuu declares his allegiance with Amamizukan, which won't be vacated, and the owner relaxes and invites them out back.

Not knowing that Jiji is part of Amamizukan, Koibuchi Sr. advises Jiji about how important it is for each person to do their part. Kuranosuke tries to make a dress by himself but is overwhelmed. He considers he's been forcing the Amars to do something outside their interest, then changes his mind. Jiji returns prepared to be the product manager.

Characters in Order of AppearanceEdit

Characters in Order of Appearance
  1. Tsukimi Kurashita
  2. Kuranosuke Koibuchi
  3. Nisha
  4. Nisha's brother
  5. Banba
  6. Mayaya
  7. Chieko
  8. Nomu
  9. Jiji
  10. Café customers
  11. Keiichiro Koibuchi
  12. Clara
  13. Tsukimi's childhood friends
  14. Shuu Koibuchi
  15. Candy Shop owner
  16. Candy Shop owner's wife




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