Hey /a/, it's that time again, time for the SciADV manga corner.
The title this time is a Robotics;Notes derivative, the Unpublished Memoirs of Senomiya Misaki.
This should be read after you've read/watched the original Robotics;Notes, as it expands on the past of particular characters.
It's the fifth and final chapter, and sits at 62 pages. I hope you'll stick around to see shit go down.
As always, there'll be a link at the end for those of you that are interested
Oh right, if anyone ends up coming in here and reading it. A bump every so often would be appreciated since this is a long chapter and OPs can't bump their own threads nowadays.
Well shit, you're quite fast Steiner.
If only Pandora release were this quick.
It's weird, I just wanted to push this out faster even though the density of this chapter alone is the equivalent of 2-3 Pandora chapters.
Mitchie makes his manga debut!
Despite appearing pretty clearly on the front cover, he only appears briefly in the final chapter.
Alas, we know how it ends.
This manga uses "Robo-Ban" rather than "Robo-One". I guess the usage rights only covered the VN and the anime.
I need more seductive Mizuka in my life, but it only lasts a single page.
I wish this was the end of the story.
It would be happier this way.
Appropriate track from here on:
I hope you're ready for a whole ton of exposition absent from the anime.
Gotta give him credit, he's going all-out on the mindfuckery.
Wait no, I counted right the first time and miscounted the second time. It's 62.
And that's a wrap! I hope you enjoyed this insight into Misaki's past and Kimijima's character, which was largely glossed over/skipped by the anime. Also Airi's backstory, so that was neat as well.
Here's a link for anyone that may have wanted it:
Until next time, which will probably be a Pandora chapter next week or late this week.
The bottom right is Aki, correct? Who's he referring to in the bottom left though? I don't remember someone like this in the anime. Maybe my memory's just bad.
Thanks for the translation, Steiner. Definitely sheds a whole lot more light on Kimijima than the anime. Is it mentioned in the VN that he was behind literally everyone's problems like this? Or is it just in this manga?
The bottom right is Junna, the karate girl. Doc is her grandpa and she had her accident in his workshop, which is why he became fearful of accidents and shut down his shop. The boy in the bottom left is shown in the first chapter as attacking people in a shopping mall with "someone" looming over him.
Oh, to answer your second question. The VN does go into stuff like this, yeah. Subaru's father began to desperately fear his son leaving him and the family fishing business thanks to seeds of doubt planted in his mind by Kimijima.
Oh, I see. I was just thrown off because he mentioned Jun's grandpa and Jun separately. I also thought the boy with the knife might've been an actual character, but Kai and Subaru didn't fit. Strange.
Man, I guess the anime is a little rough around the edges. I guess it gets points for being a bit happier at least?
Thanks again for the translation, Steiner. I actually read through the 4 chapters after you made this thread just to catch up and finish this. Gives some good backstory for people that can't read the VN and have only the anime to go off of. Poor Airi. Poor Misaki. Poor everyone, really.
Yeah, Kimijima was a really morbid villain, and his Amadeus AI made for a good antagonist in the VN. The anime just kind of chopped things and cut certain character aspects like Kou's paedophillia and depravity or how Kai was clinically depressed.
It's a shame the manga ends where it does, right before the part where Misaki ends up killing him, but that's just one of those things.
But that's one of the reasons I translate the side material, they often give insight that anime adaptations skim over.
What's up with MAL saying this has 8 chapters? I'm pretty sure you said something about being confused and rechecking a few times that there were only 5 because of that as well.
MAL is wrong, like their Epigraph entry.
There are only 5 chapters in the Misaki manga.
Yeah in the VN there's a whole thing with him crying at her funeral and dumping out a bottle of booze into the ocean for her.
Not exactly, but there are a good few featuring young Misa. Here's the only one with young Mitchie, there aren't any with young Mizuka.
I think I prefer Misaki's high school design to her adult one.
Guess it's a matter of personal taste, I don't really like the hair that much.