My Thoughts on “Kanojo ni Naru Hi” Chapter 8
Chapter 8 introduced a character I hate. I wanted to reach inside of the pages to smack that gold-digging Koizumi woman! Do women really go to college campuses prowling for grad student husbands?! Ugh… Well, I’ve seen women prowling bars where young doctors and interns hang out after work, so I suppose it’s possible. But that is so obviously gold digging! I can’t believe that works! And then Koizumi’s ignorance about emergence made me shake my head. I was hoping that Mamiya would slug the woman at some point. I hope Koizumi doesn’t appear in the series after this.
On to to Mamiya… That whole replicating the mother’s X-chromosome seemed kinda hokey. Where does the old Y go? I decided to let go of thinking about it and accept whatever science is made up for this story. Moving on, I can’t imagine looking like someone I hate and resent. I’m very curious as to how Mamiya is going move past her doubts about herself and her individuality from her mother. Her past behavior as a boy can’t give much confidence if you look at it more as not being able to be faithful rather than a general distrust or dislike of women. But I think it was true distrust of women. Maybe somewhere in the back of Mamiya’s mind, he wanted to dump first before getting dumped.
I got a good laugh at Miyoshi thinking that when Mamiya was a boy, Mamiya was definitely someone he didn’t want to date. It brought back what happened in volume 1 when Miyoshi wondered whether Mamiya had casual sex with his girlfriends and how he didn’t want to be treated that way. I don’t think many woman think of guys feeling about that. Unfortunately, many of just cast men off as sluts who will have sex if the opportunity is presented.
Getting back to the woman hating, I thought it was funny that Koizumi jumped to gay first after learning of Mamiya change of sex. I’m not sure what to make of this. Coming out of a character like Koizumi it sounds like ignorance, but it’s been my hope that Mamiya was in love with Miyoshi all along. I can’t reconcile my hypocrisy now, so I’ll have to give it more thought. Perhaps it’s just my romantic/idealistic wish rather than coming off as an insult like Koizumi. I hope some more of Mamiya’s past is examined in chapter 9, which should be arriving here in about two weeks.
Here are some of my favorite scenes from the chapter.