Probably won’t be able to do a quick review on Saekano volume 12 since I’ve been occupied with work and lots of night shifts in these past few months, but here is a longer teaser. Hopefully you guys don’t mind.
Another important thing to note is that the series will be concluded in the next two volumes: Girls Side 3 and volume 13, just like what I’ve mentioned previously in the page.
After worrying so much over the main scenario, Meguri route, and finding a way to resolve it, I made a promise to go on a birthday with main heroine Katou Megumi, the one who’s worked the hardest at blessing software.
“Sorry, I can’t go there right now.”
“You can hear me, right? You understand what I just said, right?”
I cancelled the date due to a certain event and headed to a hospital room.
There, I heard the details from someone and made a big decision.
The result – “As I thought, I can’t become your main heroine.”
The difficulty of getting the main heroine rises in one go!
Updated Summary (credit to a 4chan anon for taking their time to write this):
I just feel like I have to translate this final bit of the volume now.
“It’s over, isn’t it~?”
“Our game is not done in the slightest, though.”
“Please just forget about it for today…”
“Even though you forgot about it more than twice already…”
“I really want to show you right now, Tomoya-kun… How much Izumi-chan and Hyoudou-san have worked really hard…”
“Iori too, right?”
“That’s dodging the subject.”
“Just to be clear, I haven’t forgiven you, you know.”
“I don’t really think I’ve been forgiven too.”
“If so, shouldn’t you show a bit more remorse?”
“I’m really sorry… I will do anything from now on.”
“It’s obvious that you have to do anything, we’re two months away from the deadline, after all.”
“No, really, if I don’t do anything it just won’t feel right.”
“I won’t buy into your cliche of pretending to apologize and running away later, though.”
“Also, I’m not okay with you grinning like that while apologizing, you know.”
“Well, that’s… I’m just very happy, so please let it slide.”
“Even though I’m still angry~”
“Right, you’re already angry… Even though you didn’t get mad at me two months ago (furigana: V7)”.
“…I’m glad you came back.”
“I think I’ve learned a lesson or two from that time… Look, this time I contacted you before, right?”
“You didn’t ask for permission, though.”
“But Megumi, you said it, right? ‘Maybe what Tomoya-kun’s doing is the right thing after all…'”
“Stealing someone else’s words without consideration, you truly have no delicacy, Tomoya-kun.”
“Right, sorry, I’m in the wrong.”
“So, this time, I’m going to say it… Please hear me out.”
“Yes, this time for sure. With all your heart, okay?”
“….I swear to squeeze out all of the truth, without hiding a single thing.”
“Seems you have pushed yourself to the corner, huh.”
“Well, this time, I definitely won’t be able to get away with a single lie.”
“See, I… I…”
From the “twist” that Megumi didn’t want, to the place that extends to the “conclusion”that I desire right now.
When i first met Megumi… Wait, that’s not right, we actually have been acquaintances for a year before. Anyway, within the first one month of being together with her, I thought that as long as I try hard, it can work out or so.
But, after a year, there is nothing. Maybe for a guy, I’m taking it too long.
But, after all the times we spent together in a year, I started thinking.
That all those times, all those words, and all those feelings are necessary for us.
Simple, cliche, troublesome, annoying.
Sometimes I don’t really get what she’s thinking.
Or maybe, she’s not really thinking all that deeply.
But even so, no, exactly because of that…
Her actions and words are somehow deep, and complicated.
If this was a year ago, I wouldn’t need this much courage.
If this was a year ago, I probably would just go away with the flow.
But this time, I’m scared, I’m nervous, and my hands are trembling.
And now, holding on to this powerful feeling, I’m gathering all my determination…
“I.. I love you, Megumi! I love the 3D (furigana: real) you!”
“That ‘real’ part is kinda unnecessary, no?”
No, well, I guess it’s partly my fault of saying it that way.
But, you don’t really have to give such a flat response to my once-in-a-lifetime confession, man…