Tomo-chan

William Parker
William Parker

Okay she's just an idiot

Sebastian Hughes
Sebastian Hughes

Title: Jun's vow
Panel 1:
Jun: I'll...give this to you.
Tomo: Really?! You sure?!
Panel 2:
Tomo: Thanks, man! How long can I have it for?
Jun: Once I...
Panel 3:
Jun: Once I become a stronger man than you, then I'll come take it back.
Panel 4:
Tomo: So you're giving it to me, then? You don't have to!
Jun: NO, YOU IDIOT! I'LL SHOW YOU!

Carter Morales
Carter Morales

Jun: Once I become a stronger man than you, then I'll come take it back.
we got a plot point boys

Caleb Johnson
Caleb Johnson

He wants to beat Tomo
Not because he admires her, he just wants his game back

Caleb Rodriguez
Caleb Rodriguez

at last i truly see

Nathan Evans
Nathan Evans

she lost it forever ago

Xavier Rogers
Xavier Rogers

change that first line to "I'll lend this to you" i just realized the last line tomo says doesn't make sense without it

that's what i get for speed translating

Dominic Watson
Dominic Watson

Jun finally beats her in a match
she gives him his DS back
it's snapped completely in half again
his mind breaks

Christian Cruz
Christian Cruz

DEEPEST LORE
Just kill me

Jackson Bell
Jackson Bell

What if Jun finally got his DS back and he completely gave up on any sports and activity and reverted back to being a game boy?

Isaiah Mitchell
Isaiah Mitchell

Once I become a stronger MAN than you are

Confirmed, Jun is/will never get back that DS. Thanks

Michael Perez
Michael Perez

Tomo's a dummy!

Aiden Cruz
Aiden Cruz

Tomo's face of happiness just from getting a simple gift from Jun

David Smith
David Smith

So that's why Jun is so mopey all the time, cause he knows by now he's never getting that DS back

Carter Bell
Carter Bell

b-baka

Angel Young
Angel Young

How long until we get to see this ds again ?

Joshua Rodriguez
Joshua Rodriguez

tomorrow
memoir ends
Jun: ...
Jun: Hey Tomo, you still got my DS?
Tomo: Your what? Oh right...
Tomo: ...
Tomo: Oh FUCK

Charles Cook
Charles Cook

And watch as the entire romance aspect gets destroyed like Jun's old DS.

Jaxson Sanders
Jaxson Sanders

In the end, it was all for his gameboy.

Owen Myers
Owen Myers

All this plot and a massive gag at the end

MAKE IT HAPPEN

Juan Russell
Juan Russell

How old are they during this flashback?

They are 16 during the main story right?

Grayson Campbell
Grayson Campbell

It's not clear when exactly "now" is. But yeah, they're 15-16 in the main story. Tomo's the eldest of them.

Jason Richardson
Jason Richardson

I was hoping for more along the lines of her remembering what Jun said here, but that's less likely.

Austin Smith
Austin Smith

Tomo just turned 16 yes.

The flashback is roughly 10 years ago so 5-6.

David Williams
David Williams

Tomo: Oh, I found it
Jun: You deleted my save file!

Aaron Kelly
Aaron Kelly

Romcom manga setup with the girl MC and the naive dense love interest
Turns out Tomo was the naive dense one all along.

Well played Fumita.

Blake Walker
Blake Walker

jun's entire life after this point is just that one r9k copypasta about saving up one billion good boy points by starting a family

once he gets his game boy back he's going to become mentally 8 years old again

Wyatt Butler
Wyatt Butler

I doubt Tomo would remember at all, that is if we're under the assumption that every scene we've seen in the past was under her point of view. Too lazy to do it myself but it would be nice to see a contrast between the two pages showing Jun's POV and Tomo's.

Tomo just remembers them playing as kids
Jun remembers it being a struggle through hell just to keep up

etc

Gavin Lopez
Gavin Lopez

tomo's always been pretty fucking dumb

Kayden Anderson
Kayden Anderson

Tomo with them sick burns

Luis Ramirez
Luis Ramirez

She's gonna break it anyway

Oliver Murphy
Oliver Murphy

will we ever see this smile again?

Luis Ortiz
Luis Ortiz

getting a ds as a kid would be pretty big fucking deal for anyone

Cameron Mitchell
Cameron Mitchell

He has a console at home. Chances are, Jun gets the DS back immediately as Tomo's parents don't let her get games.

Ethan Perry
Ethan Perry

on second thought, tomorrow's not going to be the end of the flashback. Tomom still has to start thinking about grandkids.

Camden Collins
Camden Collins

Just need to give her a N3DS or the D

Adam Parker
Adam Parker

Jun BTFO.

Joseph Morales
Joseph Morales

tfw you will never make a tomboy that happy

Elijah Jones
Elijah Jones

very similar smiles

Camden Campbell
Camden Campbell

Jun finally beats up Tomo
Tomo gives him back his DS, but is blushing
Jun asks her what's wrong
Tomo admits to using it to grind her pussy while thinking of Jun

Colton Murphy
Colton Murphy

Tomo and Jun start dating
the series keeps going
would you still read it?

Nathaniel Edwards
Nathaniel Edwards

Of fucking course. Imagine the shenanigans.

James Rogers
James Rogers

Not sure.

Isaac Brown
Isaac Brown

Of course. In fact I would read it even long after their children get married. I wanna see the grandkids.

Bentley James
Bentley James

I'm imagining her pulling it out of a box that also has a vibrator in it.
You can't do that wordless, can you? It seems like it'd either come across as crude or too obtuse to be understood.

Joseph Fisher
Joseph Fisher

So you are giving it to me?
Cute kid.

Joseph Jackson
Joseph Jackson

Dat Tomo bantz

Tyler Lee
Tyler Lee

Fuck yes. I imagine though Fumita would have to start writing on how jealous Misuzu is.

Jose Robinson
Jose Robinson

But seriously though, Tomo just understood what he was saying so well that she knew he was giving it away, but missed the fact that he was calling her a man?
wtf

Julian Cook
Julian Cook

0% chance of this happening.

Adam Jones
Adam Jones

This is a big part of the reason why I like Jitsu Wa so much.

Dominic White
Dominic White

You can understand this as him calling himself a man. Tomo probably still didn't figure out she's a girl yet.

Blake Long
Blake Long

Tomo comes home with Jim's DS
Parents see Jun & Tomo are injured
Parents think Tomo beat up Jun for the DS
Tomo isn't allowed video games anymore

Colton Bailey
Colton Bailey

What if Tomo didn't learn that boys and girls were different things until she hit puberty?

Bentley Cruz
Bentley Cruz

Tomo probably still didn't figure out she's a girl yet
Tomo doesn't realize she has a vagina until jr high

Lel

Elijah Clark
Elijah Clark

Sad, but I can see this happening.
Jun's parents, when?

Robert Walker
Robert Walker

Yes!

This won't happen, but all the best stories in anime / manga continue after the OTP starts dating. Absolute top tier romance starts with a confession in the first chapter, and they're dating for the rest of the series.

Sebastian Reed
Sebastian Reed

first chapter
No I like some build up and characterization before a couple gets together. The trick is getting them together before getting into "COME THE FUCK ON I KNOW YOU GUYS WILL END UP TOGETHER SO STOP WITH THE BULLSHIT" territory.

Logan Robinson
Logan Robinson

Kare Kano did this flawlessly, and it's the greatest love story ever told.

Michael Morris
Michael Morris

Did Jun really call Tomo a man? Or this some sort of translation error or something?

David Foster
David Foster

This is way before Jun found out Tomo is a girl

Adrian Price
Adrian Price

So basically what happened in Horimiya.

Jace Jones
Jace Jones

So you ARE giving it to me!?

Damn, Tomo. Whip out your 17 incher while you're at it

Justin Morris
Justin Morris

This face is a miracle of the universe.

Juan Smith
Juan Smith

This is making me think. Hypothetically if Tomo and Jun start dating, would there be a sex scene?

Ayden Wilson
Ayden Wilson

Jun would be a blushing bride for longer than tomo would be.

Elijah Carter
Elijah Carter

Yes.
But a Carol/Misuzu sex scene instead.

Gavin Robinson
Gavin Robinson

It could simply be read/heard as him saying he's going to become a man with the attribute of being stronger than her, without an implication that she is a strong man as well.

俺が 「おまえより強い」 男になったら

Cameron Collins
Cameron Collins

man fuck moonland
how do they get away with being so vague all the time

Tyler Roberts
Tyler Roberts

him saying "when i become a man who is stronger than you" would be really bizarre in english though so translation's hands are tied

Jackson Diaz
Jackson Diaz

There was in Kare Kano.

But no, there won't be. I very much doubt that we'll get a kissu. The two of them getting all lovey-dovey would shift the tone of the manga far too much. Personally though, I'd be super into it.

Levi Reed
Levi Reed

No kissing.
How can a hentai artist get away with being such a prude?

Juan Brown
Juan Brown

I think "that is" or "that's" over "who is" would roll better.

Austin Ramirez
Austin Ramirez

it's still awkward as fuck, no one would ever say that

Adam White
Adam White

Translation is always going to be tricky when it relies on subtleties. They can get away with not using pronouns at all when we've got translators uncertain whether he's supposed to be thinking "him" or "her" in places where leaving it out or using a third option is just awkward.

Jaxon Morris
Jaxon Morris

When I become a man who's stronger than you
Why? Because it sounds too formal?

Chase Roberts
Chase Roberts

jun doesn't want to see Tomo as a woman
not because he thinks being in love with her would ruin their friendship
but because he promised to "become a better man" than her and he can't do that if she's a girl
if jun thinks of her as a girl, he'll never get his DS back

IT MAKES SENSE

IT ALL FINALLY MAKES SENSE

Lincoln Jones
Lincoln Jones

Just "when i become a man stronger than you" works

Grayson Reed
Grayson Reed

when you split it up into five lines in a text bubble, it would sound weird.

Thomas Butler
Thomas Butler

If you were starting by writing it in plain English without using a Japanese original text, he'd probably phrase it just as something like "when I get stronger than you" while leaving the word "man" out of it, or adding on some form of "when I grow up" instead.

Evan Phillips
Evan Phillips

That's just sloppy grammar. You could certainly make an argument for it working for the character, but it's not really correct.

Ryan Johnson
Ryan Johnson

it just doesn't sound like something anyone would ever say in real life, especially not a 7 year old kid. translation-ese makes me want to kill myself every time i resort to it

Sebastian Lopez
Sebastian Lopez

No it doesn't. If he thinks of her of a woman he can just beat her with the cock

Colton Price
Colton Price

No one would ever say it. Ever. It's just awkward.

Sebastian Fisher
Sebastian Fisher

When I become a stronger man than you
I'll come back and take it from you!
Not awkward.

Anyway, I think is fine.

Brody Howard
Brody Howard

tomo blushes and reaches into the box, gameboy et al. fall out
vibrator lands on the floor
jun's hand picking up only his gameboy
walks out of the door while Tomo looks on

I think that could work.

Jose Diaz
Jose Diaz

it wouldn't sell it as a sextoy, though. it would just read as slapstick.

Colton Harris
Colton Harris

Implying an innocent girl like Tomo has a vibrator.
This will ever be in your fantasies only.

Austin Moore
Austin Moore

Correct, the way it is written isn't awkward.

Jason Morgan
Jason Morgan

Wow just plain cruel tomo.

Cooper Walker
Cooper Walker

Well I tried. I'm certainly no comic artist.
Sexual innocence is highly overrated.

Lucas Reed
Lucas Reed

I know that, but that wasn't what I meant by that because if that was trully what Jun said then Tomo just missed a important opportunity to clear a big misunderstanding.

So wouldn't it be better leaving the word "man" out or "I'm going to become a stronger person than you", English can be vague as well.

David Wood
David Wood

You'd say man, though. The implication is roughly the same. Tomo even uses boyish pronouns, so she wouldn't notice/care anyways.

Luke Bell
Luke Bell

It's natural-sounding, sure, but written as such in English it has an additional connotation that he's saying Tomo is a strong man. Which, of course, is what he actually thinks at this point in the story, but him saying that out loud to her also necessitates her hearing it and then ignoring it. In the original, it's easier for her to hear "man" in the sentence and take it as Jun referring to himself and not to both of them.

Elijah Morales
Elijah Morales

I'm calling bullshit on that. Even in English the saying "being a stronger man" quite reasonably could be used for either gender, and its use as such would only MAYBE raise an eyebrow, and even then only that. Furthermore, Tomo uses male pronouns, so she wouldn't notice/care.

Josiah Parker
Josiah Parker

Her hearing it as "you're a strong man" and completely ignoring it is also in character for her.

Alexander Adams
Alexander Adams

Tomo uses male pronouns, so she wouldn't notice/care.
that might be pretty uncertain while in this case, let's say Jun did In fact imply tomo being a man she didn't notice at all, but she would care if the idiot would pay attention.

Ryan Torres
Ryan Torres

Could you please rewrite that sentence, I can't quite understand what you're trying to say.

Jason Young
Jason Young

Sure.

Gavin Garcia
Gavin Garcia

Could you please rewrite that sentence, I can't quite understand what you're trying to say.
that might be pretty uncertain while in this case, let's say Jun did In fact imply tomo being a man she didn't notice at all, but she would care if the idiot would pay attention.

Alexander Wilson
Alexander Wilson

She is adorable.

Juan Parker
Juan Parker

americans will get triggered by this

Christopher Miller
Christopher Miller

No. What he said could be also translated as "I'm going to become a man who is stronger than you". You can read into the sentence that he sees her as a boy, but it does not imply it directly. Classic Japanese.

Eli Jones
Eli Jones

Jun just wanted his gameboy back

Josiah Anderson
Josiah Anderson

TOMOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Tyler Anderson
Tyler Anderson

My man.
Bonnouji is a great example of saucy action after their confessions.

Owen Watson
Owen Watson

it's not love
it's not even the desire to beat her
he just wants his Nintendo back
Manga of the decade.

Logan Stewart
Logan Stewart

Innocent girls can have lewd bodies and lewd bodies get hot. Though honestly I kinda agree, she seems like the type to ask rosa palmer for help instead. (Unless misuzu gave her a present)

Bentley Cooper
Bentley Cooper

Was Ferris really 13 when she had Carol?

Bentley Powell
Bentley Powell

Well, it depeds how it turns out. Horimiya got boring as shit once they started dating.

Asher Cook
Asher Cook

there are people with taste this bad

Ayden Thompson
Ayden Thompson

So at last it is all revealed: Jun is not trying to catch up with Tomo because he admires her or loves her, he just wants his gameboy back.

Adrian Sanchez
Adrian Sanchez

take it from you
He better take more than a ds

Ryan Thomas
Ryan Thomas

Tomboys are gay as fuck.

David Turner
David Turner

I miss her.

Chase Butler
Chase Butler

He's just tsundere, the DS is there to cover up his real reason.

Isaac Ramirez
Isaac Ramirez

I bet you fap to traps lmao.

Charles Rogers
Charles Rogers

That would never happen, but if it did the series would turn into Horimiya 2.0 which would be excellent

Liam Perez
Liam Perez

why

Kevin Taylor
Kevin Taylor

Blunt and self-confident. With every passing chapter, I fall a little bit more in love with Tomo.

Daniel Hughes
Daniel Hughes

I really wish it does go beyond the confession/first kiss, but I doubt it will. The manga is moving too slowly for that to happen, it hasn't even been a full year yet in their timeline.

Levi Price
Levi Price

I want this to hurry up and progress to summer so we can admire the quality of the artwork in the beach/hot-spring chapters.

Blake Morales
Blake Morales

Bump

Aiden Young
Aiden Young

How did it go from "I want to be strong enough to be your equal" to "I want to be strong enough to get my DS back" in just one day?

Kevin Reyes
Kevin Reyes

It didn't. Everyone just thinks that because gag manga.

Cameron Turner
Cameron Turner

But it did. Jun says it right in the 3rd panel, he will become stronger than Tomo to get his DS back.

Dominic Gray
Dominic Gray

Don't be retarded. It's a cliche and an excuse.

Jason Gonzalez
Jason Gonzalez

Wanting his game back is a much more plausible reason for a 7 year old than grown-up stuff like pride and honor.

Nathan Reed
Nathan Reed

And it was something he said while a child. it's obvious that reason has evolved into trying to catch up with or surpass Tomo in skill.

Ryder Gutierrez
Ryder Gutierrez

A seven year old doesn't really understand the 'morality' behind their friend sacrificing their well being for them, so let's not talk plausibility.

Justin Brown
Justin Brown

He probably forgot about it until now

Joshua James
Joshua James

A seven year old doesn't really understand the 'morality' behind their friend sacrificing their well being for them

Exactly. So it is much more realistic for a 7 year old to just feel gratitude for getting his game back, letting his friend borrow it as a reward, then wanting it back after a short while.

Justin Clark
Justin Clark

Exactly

No, you don't understand what I'm saying. I'm saying the situation lost all plausibility when Jun said he wanted to become a stronger "man" than Tomo. The thing about taking back the DS is just a gag/cliche/excuse and isn't meant to be taken seriously, which I thought was incredibly obvious.

Charles Morales
Charles Morales

Why would the situation lose plausibility because he wants to be stronger than Tomo? To a 7 year old, it would seem like a perfectly achievable goal, like becoming an astronaut. His anger in the 4th panel demonstrates that he is perfectly serious in wanting his DS back.

Josiah Johnson
Josiah Johnson

Is it obvious though? He has often stated that he is trying to catch up, but he never says why. And from the sleep-over arc, we know that he is still a gameboy. Maybe he still just wants his DS back.

Robert Ross
Robert Ross

Why would the situation lose plausibility

Because again, he's fully aware of the sacrifice Tomo made just to get him back his DS. The DS is the catalyst. It's what he has given himself (and physically to Tomo) to work towards. It's not like she stole it from him so he has to work his ass off to get stronger, beat her up, and get it back. She clearly would give it back at any time to him especially with all the effort she went through just to get it back for him. So no, him only wanting to get stronger to get back his DS is gag at best, idiotic at worst.

The fourth panel is him getting pissed off at Tomo for mocking him with the whole "so, you'll never be stronger than me and I'll get to keep it". It has nothing to do with the DS.

Jayden Collins
Jayden Collins

Because again, he's fully aware of the sacrifice Tomo made just to get him back his DS
And he has rewarded her with letting her borrow the DS, just as how a 7 year old show gratitude.
It's what he has given himself (and physically to Tomo) to work towards.
Right, he is working towards getting his DS back, not to beating Tomo or being her equal, he just wants his game back.
him only wanting to get stronger to get back his DS is gag at best
But you just said that it was his goal
It has nothing to do with the DS.
He would not have reacted as strongly if he did not think he could get the game back.

Julian Lewis
Julian Lewis

Right, he is working towards getting his DS back, not to beating Tomo or being her equal, he just wants his game back.
Are you listening to yourself?

Daniel Hernandez
Daniel Hernandez

And he rewarded her

??? He rewarded her by giving it to her crying and saying how he's going to get stronger? Stop basing your entire thought process on this one page and the logic of a real life seven year old.

But you said that it was his goal

It's his excuse to get stronger than her. Why the fuck would he give it to her and go on a tirade about him getting stronger to get it back? If he only cared about the DS, he wouldn't have given it to her in the first place. Use your fucking head.

Easton Richardson
Easton Richardson

never change Cred Forums

Jack Russell
Jack Russell

The bait is strong with this one

Hudson Sanchez
Hudson Sanchez

Why the fuck would he give it to her and go on a tirade about him getting stronger to get it back?
He cared about the DS, but felt obliged to reward Tomo for getting it back for him. It seems pretty clear to me that he only means for her to temporarily have the DS with the intention of getting it back eventually.

I'm only messing with you, what better way is there to bump a thread? But I have to go to bed now, maybe someone else can continue this? See you TOMOrrow TOMOhawks.

Benjamin Howard
Benjamin Howard

Spoiler

Well played

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