Little Miss Perfect (Hokkenshitsu 12)

by bulanbek

Hokkenshitsu Chapter 12: it’s like The Help, only with more drooling

Hokkenshitsu’s first volume, encompassing chapters 1-10, came out Japan today. In celebration (and not at all due to random chance), here’s chapter 12.

In this chapter the already admittedly flimsy premise of Hokkenshitsu breaks down even further as we we meet two new characters— the refined Maria Abe and her maid Eva— who are apparently not sick, deranged, or injured in any way! WHAT!?

>> Get Hokkenshitsu 12 Here <<

[Translator: Umin; Typesetter: Bulan; Proofreader: pseu]

[Please welcome new proofread volunteer pseu! he actually has done another chapter that is currently awaiting release by GreenTea-dono, but this is his first official release for us.]

16 Comments to “Little Miss Perfect (Hokkenshitsu 12)”

  1. Thanks for the new chapter.

  2. I had to go look up your reference to The Help; I never heard of it before. Obviously the drooling gives Hokkenshitsu the edge over its competitor.

  3. Maybe she was taking lessons from Mysterious Girlfriend X.

  4. Mikoto Urabe is definitely the Drool Queen. The anime version of the manga finished a couple of months ago. This is why I read manga and watch anime. You really can’t find this kind of stuff anywhere else; certainly not in the U.S. They have been continuing with the Joshiraku anime; I think it has been going well. The opening animation has been seen on Youtube almost half a million times. I would be interested to see what kind of anime they could make out of Hokkenshitsu.

  5. Kukuru would not be so plebian as to drive a truck into the people. She is a lady. She has been shown as planning to drop an iron girder on them from a crane. I think that is more refined.

  6. I take it that your reference to the Chuo line is that, according to Wikipedia, part of it is the city’s best known suicide location. That seems to be more Zetsubou Sensei’s thing!

    • well yes but kukuru can also mean “to hang” and she seems to have taken up the despair mantle in general

      also kukuru is miss chou line in episode 9

      • Yes, I see your note for chapter 9. By all odds, Kukuru is my favorite among the girls. Kumeta is really endlessly inventive. It is very irritating that Kodansha seems to have stopped the English language translation of Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei, especially because it seems to have been selling very well according to the New York Times best-seller list. usually posts books early and there is no listing for volume 15. I can’t find any reference to it on Kodansha’s American web site either.

        • The last I read from Kodansha was along the lines of “reply hazy, try again later”. I certainly hope that they will resume it in one form or another and would pay an extortionate amount per volume to see it happen, but it’s definitely a challenging series to translate, and Kodansha USA may have decided that the opportunity cost is just too high vs applying their resources to something that is rock-solid-safe like the Sailor Moon rerelease. For serial publication consistency is important; high but unstable sales can be a toxic combination. If the publisher can’t predict demand for a series that generally sells well, they can end up with a lot of remaindered copies, resulting in a best-seller that is still a poor performer profit-wise. I have no idea what the story is with SZS, though.

          • Thanks for your response. A little Internet research for the New York Times Manga Best Seller list shows the following for SZS:
            Volume 11 – ranked no. 8 on the list
            Volume 12 – ranked no. 4
            Volume 13 – ranked no. 3
            Volume 14 – ranked no. 9

            It appears to me that these are very respectable sales figures. To get on the best-seller list at all with this kind of material is an achievement. There will always be some fluctuation on the list depending on the competition that month: if you are up against Bleach, Naruto, etc., you will go down. But SZS is consistently on the list. If it fell off the list, that would be a different story, but that is not the case here. Further, it only had 16 volumes to go. I am really at a loss here. I don’t suppose I will see Joshiraku any time in the future either.

  7. This can be a very annoying hobby. Sometimes I think I ought to just take up tiddlywinks and be done with it.

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