My Thoughts on Kanojo ni Naru Hi Another Chapters 9 and 10
I apologize now for my scattered thoughts. Hopefully I’ll get this post to make some sense before I get to the end.
Okay, starting with chapter 9, the first thing that comes to mind is the insistence that Sagara is physically weaker as a female than she used to be when she was male. Is she now smaller than she used to be? Is the implication that some of her muscle mass got converted into breasts, hips, and hair? Also, if Sagara is so worried about physical strength, then why doesn’t she exercise and lift weights. Being female doesn’t mean you forfeit physical strength. Granted someone who’s 5’3” and 125lbs is never going to be stronger than someone’s who’s 6’2″ and 190lbs. This applies to both sexes. This may also be the same case for men and women who are the same height, but have different muscle and body fat weight percentages. Regardless, there’s no reason that Sagara or Kurokawa should have trouble rowing a boat unless they are out of shape. There’s no reason for Sagara not to be able to do what she used to be able to do if she trained her body. Personally, I think Sagara is just wallowing in the same self-loathing mire as she was when she was male and insecure about her masculinity. I want see Sagara accept herself and then go hit the gym (although something tells me there’s a muscular, fit female taboo in Japan. Maybe someone with more knowledge can speak to this.). Anyhow, it really got to me when Sagara said she wanted to become like Narumi. That’s such a sad thing to say.
Moving onto Sagara’s and Kurokawa’s date. Sagara seemed to think that Kurokawa was taking on the traditional male role. I was having a hard time with this, because it seemed to me that Kurokawa was just being friendly and slowly establishing intimacy such that Sagara would be comfortable. I didn’t see this as male proactive behavior. Rather, I saw it as Kurokawa being Kurokawa. She’s caring and attentive by nature. On the other hand, right now, Sagara is in the position of needing to be cared for until she can figure herself out and care for herself. Personally, I think this is why both Kurokawa and Narumi are attracted to Sagara. They both needs someone to care for. I wonder what will happen when Sagara gets self-sufficient. Will Sagara ever become self-sufficient?
Chapter 10 we finally get a sort of confession from Sagara. During that whole scene, I was distracted with the thought that Sagara never got a chance to button her shirt and that she and Narumi were talking half-naked and hugged bare-skinned breasts to chest. Is Sagara so frantic that she forgot?! And is Narumi not distracted by boobs?! Hahaha! Well… regardless it was a nice moment.
I wanted Sagara to flash those boys in the infirmary and declare herself in front of them. That would have been glorious and that would have shut them the hell up. Sagara is right that they should not stare and judge because of a person’s body.
I wonder if glasses boy will become a new character in the story. And if he does, will he cause trouble for Sagara or be an ally?
And now onto my favorite scenes from the two chapters.