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Shindou Family Circumstances, chapter 7 summary
by sailorspazz (sailorspazz)
at August 28th, 2015 (03:05 pm)

Well, it seems we've reached the end, unfortunately. Though it felt to me like this series was just getting started, it's listed as being the final chapter :( I guess the good news is that there's just about enough pages for a regular length tankoubon, so hopefully one will be released and we can all show our support and buy this lovely series, showing Murakami that we want MORE. I know she's working on a doujinshi right now, so obviously she hasn't given up on Gravitation yet (20 years after starting it!).

So for the final time, you can check it out on tumblr, Photobucket, or click on the cut below:

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I'm not ready for this to be over :( I recently started working on a fanfic for this series, and though I worried about writing something for an unfinished series in case contradictions came up later, I certainly didn't want it to suddenly finish! I wanted more Eiri and Riku interactions...it seems things are just starting to improve between them, so there's still a lot to explore in that relationship. Also curious if anything came from Riku's unintended confession, or if he just avoided her until she graduated.

And Ai-nyan and Segu-tan...too fucking cute, though if this Aizawa turns out like that Aizawa, I'll kill him myself. Don't you dare hurt that precious bishounen. Or else.

Well, I hope you've all enjoyed following along with this tragically short spinoff. It seems it was originally planned to be just a oneshot, so I guess we should be grateful we at least got more than that. I really hope Murakami will choose to give us glimpses of this story again in the future (would not be surprised if a future doujinshi has a short aside with some MichaelxRiku action ^_^)

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Shindou Family Circumstances, chapter 6 summary
by sailorspazz (sailorspazz)
at August 9th, 2015 (11:05 am)

I've finished catching up, so enjoy the most recent chapter! Next one will go up on Denshi Birz on August 28th (Japan time, so in most time zones will be sometime on the 27th). Depending on my work schedule, I'll try to do that summary within a couple days of release. But let's not get ahead of ourselves and just enjoy chapter 6 for now! Can also be viewed on tumblr or Photobucket if you're so inclined.

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So Eiri has finally taken ownership of being a father...more or less :P And I'm so happy he quickly ditched the wild mountain man look...even though I could see his sexiness trying to shine through that beard, that revelation of his gorgeous face near the end just proved that trying to hide his hotness is a crime. Goddamn, he's hot. Seems he's managed to not really age in the last decade just like Shuu ^_^

I also liked him bringing Riku's lunch in a bag from the Fujiya cake store. Guess he's still a big fan of sweets!

Finally, gaydar. LOL

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Shindou Family Circumstances, chapter 5 summary
by sailorspazz (sailorspazz)
at July 28th, 2015 (12:42 pm)

Alright, time to get back to doing these summaries in the proper order! After going back to summarize chapters 2 and 3 after previously skipping them, the continuation of the riveting bento arc that began in chapter 4 is finally here! You can also view it on tumblr or Photobucket.
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Awwww, Eiri's actually trying! (in his own way...and eleven years late, lol) It seems he wants to fix his strained relationship with Riku, but just doesn't know what to do. Don't know if we'll ever see those two hugging it out, but I do look forward to seeing Eiri and Riku have an actual one-on-one interaction, at least (I know there's a brief scene where they're together in chapter 6, but Shuu is there, too).

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Ova Bonus Booklet- Track 7006 Coloring
by KusoGaki (teh_kusogaki)
at July 28th, 2015 (11:45 am)

Following up my other post...

Well, I finished this up quite some time ago, but I keep forgeting to link it here.

Anyway, here is a preview of the finished colored-in chapter of track 7006:




Full chapter here

Chapter 7005 here

Enjoy ^_^

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Fic- Change
by 由貴瑛里 (yaminouchi)
at July 27th, 2015 (09:00 pm)

I've been meaning to post this here for ages, but with cons and work and whatnot getting in the way I completely forgot. I just got back into the Gravi fandom about a year ago, and since then I've been trying to speckle it with my meager offerings. This is one such offering.

Title: Change
Characters: Eiri-centric, also Shuichi.
Summary: Eiri has always stubbornly resisted change, but from the moment they met, Shuichi forced it on him without even knowing, and he can't say he minds. (Yuki/Shuichi from Eiri's point of view.)
Genre: romance, introspective
Rating/Warnings: Nothing really. Mentions of sex, I guess?
Link: fake cut

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New doujinshi on the way!
by sailorspazz (sailorspazz)
at July 19th, 2015 (04:45 pm)

I interrupt this string of...uh, my own posts about Shindou Family Circumstances to bring news about a new doujinshi. Crocodile Ave was updated recently with a new entry on the upcoming works section (it's down past the already completed works...there's also mention of a compilation volume being made of Hiyoko and Ushi).

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Shindou Family Circumstances, chapter 3 summary
by sailorspazz (sailorspazz)
at July 14th, 2015 (12:21 pm)

Hey hey hey! I'm back with the next chapter sooner than usual this time (mainly because I forgot to post the last chapter here in a timely manner). As usual, I have it up on tumblr, and I've also started putting the chapters in Photobucket albums, which might make them easier to download for those who are interested. Anyway, here we go!

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OMG OMG...I love this chapter! I think it's the cutest one yet. Especially enjoyed jealous little Riku, and Shuu's giddiness at his hubby coming home ^_^ I know this series is focused on the next generation of characters, but I'm really hoping for some sweet romantic scenes with Eiri and Shuuichi, too.

Eiri's postcard is pretty much the best thing ever, too. From the terse statement that Shuu interprets as an entire sentence, to the sweet "P.S." note that indicates he might actually care about Riku, to the photo...it's a couple more chapters before we actually see what Eiri looks like now, so if you haven't seen it yet look at chapter 6 on Denshi Birz. It's...quite shocking, actually. But make sure to view all the way to the end of the chapter!

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Shindou Family Circumstances, chapter 2 summary
by sailorspazz (sailorspazz)
at July 8th, 2015 (04:31 pm)

Posted it on my tumblr a few days ago, and now bringing it to you, the people of LiveJournal. I've now obtained all the chapters that are available, so I can do them in order from now on. Rejoice!
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Already working on chapter 3, which was released split into 2 parts (though I'll probably just combine them into one, since each is about half of the regular chapter length). Some really cute stuff in the next chapter, I promise ^_^

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Shindou Family Circumstances, chapter 4 summary
by sailorspazz (sailorspazz)
at June 22nd, 2015 (10:40 am)

Still haven't obtained chapters 2 and 3 (though there seems to be a fairly inexpensive ebook option for one of them, so I might pick that up soon), so I've returned to summarize chapter 4. Doesn't seem like this series relies heavily on shocking plot developments, so it's pretty safe to read this without worrying about "spoilers" from the previous two chapters (well, I'm assuming one of the earlier chapters re-introduced the long-lost Gravi character who appears in this one). As before, I posted full pics and summary on tumblr: http://sailorspazz.tumblr.com/post/122133090526/shindou-family-circumstances-chapter-4-summary
And also posted below if anyone wishes to discuss it here. Riku's thoughts on how his dad views him might be something worth talking about...or the really sweet statement he makes in response to Michael asking to have his dad.

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My next summary will skip back to one of the earlier two chapters after I obtain that ebook. I anticipate that, since the Birz site says that chapter 4 is available until June 25th, that means chapter 6 will probably go up on the site after 4 is taken off. So in just a few more days, chapter 6 should be available for viewing! Hope it features more Eiri than what we've seen so far (especially would like a full view of his face, since it's suspiciously been half-hidden in the shots we've been shown)

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Shindou Family Circumstances, chapter 1 summary
by sailorspazz (sailorspazz)
at June 6th, 2015 (01:45 am)

So I went ahead and did it! Since no scanlations have appeared yet, I decided to start making summaries for Shindou Family Circumstances. I posted an entry on tumblr that includes pictures and the summary: http://sailorspazz.tumblr.com/post/120840691876/shindou-family-circumstances-chapter-1-summary. And I'll post it here too in case anyone would like to discuss its contents ^_^

That"s not your mother, it"s a man, baby!Collapse )

And that's the first chapter! Hope everyone's enjoying Murakami's foray into the "next generation" so far ^_^

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