Bitter Virgin – Chapter 32 (Finale)


Me and Her

The end and yet the beginning of a new chapter in their lives…

Brief Summary

Izumi finally left for Tokyo but not before leaving several words for Daisuke… to be a good man, even if his love isn’t returned.

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Yuzu apologized again to Daisuke but he brushed it aside, saying that Hinako’s choice to transfer was not her fault. However, everything changed when Kazuki showed up, telling him that his lover’s being assaulted.

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Not trusting Kazuki, Yuzu was about to question her when she saw the tears… the same tears she had upon realizing Daisuke’s love.

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Yamamoto continued to verbally abuse Hinako, blaming her for being indifferent to his feelings. With those guilty thoughts running through her mind, all she could do was weakly apologize.

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Daisuke finally shows up and scares Yamamoto away. When the disgruntled student taunted her for her boyfriend coming to the rescue, Daisuke corrected him… saying that they weren’t going out.

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Shaken up, Hinako told Daisuke not to move… regardless of what she does. Thinking that her fear of men returned, he obeyed her.

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But he got a surprise when she hugged him… and said that she loved him.

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Unable to resist, not wanting to let go, Daisuke moved in for a kiss.

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And after parting ways, they looked each other in the eyes… and kissed again.

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THE END!!!

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Not…

Anyways, later on, Yuzu and Kazuki asked their teacher about Hinako’s transfer and learned that it was delayed. Both girls haven’t given up on Daisuke yet… and Kazuki’s confident that their relationship won’t last.

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But until that day comes… until the day when they’re forced apart… until the day when they find someone better to be with…

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Daisuke and Hinako will be together…

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Extras

The author, Kei Kusunoki, described her experiences as a mother… and humored us with stories about her newborn son.

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Impressions

Wow… what an ending. I can’t say it’s bad because it has plenty of emotion and a relatively good end. However, I can’t say it’s good either since, I have to admit, I found it lackluster in the first read. However, going over it again, I began to see it in a better light… but there’s definitely something lacking.

Yamamoto left the scenes just as adruptly as he entered. He only had around five panels in this chapter and served a minor role. I believe that Hinako would have gone back to Daisuke even without his harsh words.

As for Kazuki and Yuzu, there’s some hope for them but that’s one of the things that bugged me. Too open. With Kazuki’s words about the lovers breaking up, it would seem inevitable for a “bad end” to occur. Definitely not to my liking, especially with Kazuki. She did a complete reversal from antagonizing Hinako to supporting her… in two chapters nonetheless.

Finally, Daisuke and Hinako’s situation. I tend to enjoy open endings like Voices of a Distant Star. It allows readers to create their own ending, whether it be happy or sad. However, it just doesn’t work here. The part about them finding better partners was ill-fitting of the mood. But to give the author credit, she finished it extremely well even if it’s not the ending I wanted.

This was what I wanted… with Daisuke being the groom…

But, on the whole, I loved Bitter Virgin. Extremely emotional, romantic, and dramatic. It is my Voices of a Distant Star for manga, condensing all of that in a mere four volumes. Personally though, where I had the fake ending, that would be ideal spot to stop… but it wasn’t so.

Rushed? Some might say so and after finishing it, I could see why. But in the overall sense, not too much was sacrificed and the only faults were in the last two chapters (those that I could find). Bitter Virgin is a definite favorite and possibly #1 on my list right now. It’s going to be tough finding a replacement for this…

Overall Rating: 9.5/10

5 Responses

  1. Thank you for posting this manga – I really enjoyed this emotional ride :)

  2. Cheers to a great title as its completely epic in its own way. (: It’ll be difficult for other titles to topple Bitter Virgin from my top 10 favorite list.

  3. Finished this yesterday. Interesting premise. The title a bit of a misnomer tho. :) And I don’t think she was all that bitter, which was good.

  4. i thought this was a awesome series!

    i read it all in a day it touched me

  5. it was good but the names confused the shit out of me….lol

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