By - MattyH19
# Chapter 250 Discord Server/Twitter Spoilers:
**Credit to sneakyyy on the discord for supplying these spoilers. You can check the discord out** [**here**](https://discord.gg/kanokari).
https://twitter.com/sneakypcr/status/1566067622440882176 - Slow ch, a bit of kaz's boring time at home. (The transfer guy put his whole room with posters and pillows of his waifu lol)
More of kaz worrying etc. Scene switch to chizuru entering her grandma's house. "Tadaima" but obviously noone is home
https://twitter.com/sneakypcr/status/1566067624223588353 - Some memories of grandma and grandpa come up while she's here. It's now evening and she's cooking food and eating it alone in the living room. While eating more memories of her young self and grandparents pop up and finally a spread page of the living room and her, shedding tears.
https://twitter.com/sneakypcr/status/1566067628380135425 - She quickly wipes the tears away and opens her phone's contract list, she decides not to call him tho and instead goes for a bath. Then scene switch to kaz and mini meeting up, the point mini is making is:
"I think master should live together with mizuhara!" Kaz: eh? End.
* Made comment
Mini ex machina being called upon again to push things forward? At this rate, at the wedding she will be the one reminding Chizuru and Kazuya to reply with "yes" to the question of the priest, if they want to marry
mini will be the priest and tell them what they need to say in each sentence
She better also bring handcuffs, to avoid any of the two running away. ;-)
and a "NO MAMI PASS" sign at the entrance of the church
Mami is needed to remind them to kiss. ;-)
I also hope Mini would produce the ring because none of Kaz's friends qualify for best man...
Fish-kun is the ring-bearer
I have no problem with this...
In this case, Mini is just,telling him the same thing that Nagomi already told him. He should take this opportunity to live with Chizuru. I do think it should be Kazuya doing the asking.
It's her house, and the ball has been in her court for ages. It should be her to make a move here IMO.
I don’t think he should invite himself to live at the house either. I meant that he should I invite her to get an apartment together. It will be some sort of progress regardless of which on asks. However, If Chizuru isn’t ready to understand or act directly on her feelings, she is going to tell him that it is strictly for convenience and other pragmatic reasons. It will be better for Kazuya if he does the asking.
Kazuya’s 2 big unanswered questions are: Does she accept him? and Is he the right person to be supporting her? Him asking her could be progress on the second one.
That would be even worse imo. No way in hell he are they in a spot to ask that. Not while he is still technically attached to Ruka, and she is still "investigating" her feelings for him. The question IMO cannot and *should* not come from him. It probably will let's be honest Reiji always does the worse possible route when it comes to these things.
Well, Chizuru’s probably still needs to tell herself pragmatic reasons to justify moving in together in order for her to be able to say yes even if he is the one to ask. IMO, the best scenario would be for Kazuya to decide to ask her and musters the courage to do so but She asks him before he has the chance to.
Another possibility that the story may take is that neither of them will ask. Mimi said that the two of them should live together but that does not necessarily mean just the two of them. Mini may be the one to suggest to both of them that the 3 of them share a place.
Mini is literally one of the best wingman out there the ex machina on her so so real, mini will even convince these guys to have sex at the end of the arc watch 😂
I would almost expect Mini to give instructions to "master" using an in-ear headphone and radio when being with Chizuru. ;-)
She’ll be holding up cue cards behind them. Hell she might as well officiate the wedding.
Mini I get what y’all trying to do but maybe talk to Chizuru about allowing Kazuya to stay with her. Because hell even for a couple moving in together is a huge deal and commitment.
Yeah the whole thing is not as simple as just move in together already. Even if they both agree to it, there’s a bunch of factors that would make it difficult. This isn’t a mere sleepover party.
Chiz in tears is not something common she is really lonely right now.
Personally I'd like Chizuru to live with Sumi for the time being so best girl can get some manga screentime again.
Chizuru definitely needs Kazuya. Like fr without him she'll be alone and sad all the time.
no dude any man that she loves can be that guy not only Kazuya lmao
Well.. there isn't anyone tho. She rejected that Beret guy already.
Reiji made her like that a loner beautiful woman who does not have any suitors
irl there would be dozens especially since she’s an actress
Well most guys would probably back off after the first month of absolutely no returned signals from her… not everyone is Kazuya and willing to wait 3 months of ghosting.
meh not really
So she's definitely feeling lonely and she's crying...but she refuses to call him? I honestly hope Kazuya goes to ask Chizuru to live together after Mini pushes him but she pulls a reverse and asks him first, she's gotta realize her feelings sooner or later.
Yeah she will realise her feelings in next 1000 chapters 😃
Chizuru isn't worth it, it's time for Kazuya to move on from this madness.
Always has been
>she's gotta realize her feelings sooner or later.
won't happen. i have (sort of) a theory: chizuru will start to gain some success, will spend less time with kazuya.. and one day while she is either going to her performance or getting ready, and kazuya is on the way there, our boy is gonna have an accident. chizuru will get notice of this and will decide to give a fuck about her career and go to the hospital, there while kazuya seems to be ''dying'', she will confess and he is gonna call her ''ichinose''
Truck-kun strikes again, but he didn't finish the job? That doesn't sound like him lol
the idea is that kazuya might be in the border of death, and that's where chizuru confesses
Oh I know it's just funny thinking truck making a guest appearance for this manga to help move the plot along
earthquake-kun did, so truck-kun can be too
Wouldn't be the first victim of truck-kun in this series
> So she's definitely feeling lonely and she's crying...but she refuses to call him?
yes i don't understand this
What would she have said ? "Hey, I'm feeling lonely, come stay with me" ?
first i don't think she was going to call him, just had his line profile open so she could've texted anything
example "how's the search" or "yaemori wanted to meet up" etc
cuz it seems like she's just having a problem being in that house by herself flooded with reminders that her family is all gone
Well, girls feelings are pretty weird tbh, they don't think like us for the majority of time. This manga perfectly depicted Chizuru as a girlish girl, which is why it's good. But the milking and Kazuya uncertainty makes it trash imo.
As far as the inevitable living together, I am just not seeing, "Live with me as that will help me sort out my feelings", as really believable given where they are both at. Even with Mini's prompting, I see that as a huge leap for both Chizuru (basically a cold confession) and Kazuya (well I guess he would be all for it, if he's not initiating it).
Nagomi calling up Chizuru and bullying/guilting her into taking in Kazuya "for a short time" since they've rented out his room is more believable to me and would put the Com back into RomCom while still allowing the romance to develop as the situation unfolds.
She’s lonely, but doesn’t call Kazuya? Why? They can’t just hang out as friends?
And mini has to be used as a plot device again? Just like Mami? Someone needs to take over the writing because Reiji is shit at it
> They can’t just hang out as friends?
can they? he's a guy who's confessed his love and asked for an answer, so that's going to hang over the both of them any time they hang out
Aye, Chizuru not calling Kazuya here is actually the most normal thing she’s done in a while.
Mini the plot device, huh. Cheap writing.
Mini controlling the story instead Reiji. Reiji lose to his own character lulx
So basically filler chapter
Chap that could be a 4 page
I can’t wait to see the guy who does the cut down edited version of each chapter
Mini once again having to do the thinking for both of these idiots. I like Mini as a character, but I really wish Reiji wouldn’t use her as a substitute for the leads getting character growth on their own. This isn’t as bad as when Mini had to personally end the ghosting, but it really undermines the main characters imo.
I get that Chizuru and Kazuya are in a complicated place relationship wise, but it shouldn’t be this hard to be housemates after they both lost their apartments. To me, it’s common sense to let a friend crash if they lost their home.
I completely agree on the part about Mini. I particularly disliked how she ended the ghosting, making Chizuru avoid a big hurdle that would have developed her a lot.
Though, I think it's normal for Chizuru to be a little bit on the fence about asking Kazuya to live with her. He's the guy she love, not just "a friend" and she also doesn't know that Kazuya doesn't have a place to stay.
Chizuru ghosting for a nonsense reason already set her character back 1000 steps
Chiz: \*goes to take action\*
Chiz: \*doesn't take action\*
Lather, rinse, repeat
This chapter will be a slow burner and lonely like Chizuru…She is try to contradict what she say to Kaz about investigate her feeling by not calling Kaz and put up wall again….
Chizuru take action for fuck's sake. You can only gain form living with literally the person you love.
Mini stop interfering, let them be stupid idiots alone.
Kazuya...you did nothing wrong so...keep up with it I guess?
>Mini stop interfering, let them be stupid idiots alone.
Tf you mean ? That's the job of the best wingman
She is an external force pushing them together when she shouldn't be anymore. They should be past this, not need to have someone tell them how to interact with each other everytime the going gets tough.
She ended the 3 month ghosting the same way, and frankly that was the wrong writing decision. It means nothing for Chizuru to break the ice only after Mini told her to do so. It would have meant more if she chose to do it herself. The same can be said here, it means nothing to have her push them into moving in together if it's not something they come too on their own damn terms. It means they weren't ready and no real progress has been made, or the progress they did make was cheap, unfulfilling, and not deserved. At this point in the story they should be past needed mini to magic wand their communication issues away. But here we are deus ex mini.
>She is an external force pushing them together when she shouldn't be anymore. They should be past this, not need to have someone tell them how to interact with each other everytime the going gets tough.
>She ended the 3 month ghosting the same way, and frankly that was the wrong writing decision. It means nothing for Chizuru to break the ice only after Mini told her to do so. It would have meant more if she chose to do it herself. The same can be said here, it means nothing to have her push them into moving in together if it's not something they come too on their own damn terms. It means they weren't ready and no real progress has been made, or the progress they did make was cheap, unfulfilling, and not deserved. At this point in the story they should be past needed mini to magic wand their communication issues away. But here we are deus ex mini.
good that people are realizing the behavior chizuru has been having the entire time
Believe me I've been unhappy with Chizuru since the ghosting she did pre paradise arc.
i've been unhappy with her after the bar incident... like that was the only time she was ''active''.... and it was because of the job lol
She hinders Chizuru and Kazuya's character development by interfering too much. They can't always be pushed to act by an external force.
She's not really pushing them too much, all I see is her giving geniune advice as rare as they are and getting them back on track when they're unaware of the best step forward
Reiji: hold my beer
When you go from reading, to skim reading, to reading the spoilers,
to *skim reading the spoilers*
The slowest manga ever!!
it really is.... 😭
I expected the 250th chapter to be a little longer and something unique but what the fuck is this.
or maybe, just maybe, there is more and sneaky wanted to save it (i know i might be creating false hope, because i feel the same way as you)
the only time sneaky hide something on a chapter is when nobody want to see it anyway
see ya'll ~~next week~~ in a few hours when the chap releases
Basically rent a girlfriend in a nutshell😂
You guys really need to stop caring about chapter numbers, storytelling is never following those
No but seriously, isnt this chapter too fucking small? Waiting all week just to get this lmfao
I think it's about average
At this point, if kazuya plays his cards correctly, they can be sleeping in the same room let alone the same house😂
They did that twice already and nothing happened anyways
third time's the charm.
there will be a storm, the roof will be leaking, the only dry spot is in one bedroom....male biology will taker over, chiz will feel it poking her....
and then we will see.
Nothing progress until mini show up, proves she the best character
I think I have just realized that Kazuya and Chizuru are the worst combination to each ither and this is why chapters like these are so frustrating. Chizuru really has so many emotional barriers that even in her "investigation" mode she still refrains from calling Kazuya. And Kazuya, while he puts 90% of the advances in the relationship, is also so insecure he is really ill suited to tear those barriers, and needs a character that is plot incarnate to help him, at turtle's pace.
Chizuru can work with a different male lead that would cancel out her insecurity. Kazuya can work with a different female lead that would cancel out his self hate, which is kinda what we had in the Sumi dates.
When Chizuru and Kazuya show their flaws, they accentuate each other flaws to the detriment of the story. Chizuru's cowardice accentuate Kazuya's self hate, Kazuya's self hate accentuate Chizuru's cowardice. A suitable lead is supposed to accentuate the other's traits.
I actually hate how nothing happens in their relationship unless Mini decides it’s time for something to happen
This really about to be 300 chapters isn’t it
... or did you mean "300 MORE"?
you still have doubts?
It's funny cause it would habe easily been less than 200 long if it wasn't for the milking and the regression of the plot over and over
Okay, why tf was this chapter that short..
**At this rate Mini will be Kaz's best man at his weeding**
Great to see Mini driving the plot since Chizuru doesn't seem to want to push things along and we know how Kazuya is. Though joking aside moving in together is a big step even if they've been around each other and slept in the same room together before
As well expected mini will fix this problem
Mini is driving the story forward
She’s breaking down like a 2x4 boiz
We are 250 chapters deep and it is showing no sign of ending, might as well go beyond 300...
nah no way Chizuru and Kazuya end up with each other who wanna bet
no way Reiji will allow it
Mini trying control the situation i get it she really need to hammer the head of her master and chizuru. But what she trying to gain for this relationship hmmm. Still want her more fanart
Looks like they are in that “i don’t wanna annoy them with overtexting” phase of the relationship lol. Very good very good.
Sucks that everyone was right when we all called that Reiji was going back to his old habits. Back to dragging things on way too long, back to Mini forcing all of the meaningful progress, back to Chizuru going to take action and then backpedaling, etc.
I'm impressed that he broke the streak for as many chapters as he did, but looks like that's over.
Mini being a self insert for Reiji has got to be the most infuriating part to me, honestly. Aside from the dragging pacing. I feel like if Mini didn't interfere as much as she did, Chizuru would have been forced to come to terms with her feelings much earlier. Especially now, I feel like Chizuru would cave and call him after another day or two.
Lately I'm coming to only read the pre-release's of this manga to save myself from the disappointment of reading the manga every week.
You and me both. Try not to get my hopes too high but then I read the pre release thread and get disappointed.
Still gonna stick around and once it starts getting interesting I’ll read it again!
Mini doing God's work.
I always underestimate how slow paced the story telling is in this manga. After reading 248, I assumed that the ending of the chapter was the teaser for the new arc and that 249 would summarize the premise of the arc and would end with one of the characters ( I was assuming Chizuru or Kazuya) would propose to the other that they live together. Then the chapter would end with “huh?” or “eh?” 250 would be the response. Instead the question was not asked until the end of 250 and not by either MC. Now there will be at least a chapter of Kazuya deciding what to do. The actual living together question probably won’t happen until the end of 252.
Mini is out here moving the Manga forward and helping Kazuya and Chizuru. Truly the goat character of the manga outside of the fish. Hopefully they move in together before Ruka can notice and try to stop it. But I think at this point Chizuru would not back down and stand up to Ruka. Chizuru is realizing how lonely she is without Kazuya.
She is, I just can't believe the author wants to have mini be the force that brings them together. It is such a weird decision to have a side character who is almost an audience stand in be the one to nudge them like some weird meta joke.
It is okay to have friends be supportive. But I do hope that Chizuru contacts him next chapter after this one to surprise Kazuya and Mini by asking him to move in.
Mini could be actually helpful without interfering too much this time. Chizuru doesn't know that Kazuya doesn't really have a place to stay, so Mini could suggest him to tell Chizuru that and let things happen.
mini was calling someone concerned, that could have been the best way to adress this... like ''chizuru, i haven't seen kazuya in a while and he told that he doesn't have a place'' or something like that
mediocre writing and simp of her character... anything that removes her from a pedestal of perfection, is a ''no go''
Once again, Fuck Nagomi and Kazuya's Family, If my family did that to my room I'd beat the shit out of that guy and disown that family even as an Indian.
id beat the shit out of my son if i knew hes using my money to rent a girl
Why would you beat the shit out of the innocent guy? I very much doubt he had much choice in which room he uses. Well the real question is why would you beat the shit out of anyone.
From my American perspective, I can really understand being frustrated right now because it feels like we need Mini to progress the plot.
From my Japanese perspective, I can appreciate how nice it would feel to be reading this and sympathize with the protagonist but also how inevitable it is they get together
Chiz is not in love with Kaz as much as Ruka, she didn't even try to compete Ruka although Ruka x Kaz is only one sided love relationship btw. Chiz realized she and Kaz loved each other why can't keep things simple? It is always Mini, Sumi or Kazuya sort all these things..
**You Know Im starting to think this is how Reiji life led up to how he ended up with his wife hell especially with the Possible basis that Mizuhara is based on his wife**
**If so this is fucking embarrassing at this point**
Seriously talk about lazy and bad writing.
I don’t mind that Chizuru is depressed or any of that. But having Mini come in, again, to solve a problem they should be solving themselves is shitty writing. Mini is the audience/writer insert to progress the story without having the characters ever take risks or have genuine character growth themselves.
This was about as elegant and subtle as a bag of hammers. Reiji could have used her better. Like have Mini find out Kazuya’s situation and have her tell Chizuru. Don’t have her tell the characters “move in together” because it robs them both of agency making that decision on that own.
But nope, just have Mini tell the characters what to do each arc to progress their relationship. So lazy.
Mini tricked Chizuru and Kazuya into taking the trip together in the movie arc. That was fine then because it was the first time and it was cute.
But when Reiji used Mini to end the 3 month ghosting I loathed that. I felt it was cheap and lazy and robbed the characters of agency to show growth. That was a moment for Chizuru to show some growth and take some initiative to apologize herself. Having Mini do it was like having a parent prod their child to apologize when they hurt someone else. It doesn’t mean anything and doesn’t make Chizuru sympathetic. It did the opposite for me, it made her more unlikable. Because she didn’t care about Kazuya enough to do that herself without being prompted.
If Chizuru is depressed and lonely or Kazuya wants to be with Chizuru, that is fine, have them make these decisions themselves. Have them make the moves to progress the story forward. I really hate that Reiji using Mini again to facilitate them moving in together.
Seriously how much more meaningful would it be if Kazuya or Chizuru were to look at the other’s situation and shyly suggest it. That would be so much more meaningful then Mini convincing them to live together.
I mean, seriously, what the hell is next? Does Kazuya need Mini to help him with everything? When they finally sleep together 1000000 chapters from now is Mini going to have to help Kazuya move his body when they bang? Is mini going to have to help them get engaged? Or get pregnant? Because it seems like neither of them can wipe their ass without this deux ex machina.
Incredibly lazy writing, especially 250 chapters in.
I still dislike the idea of them living together while Chizuru is “investigating”. It feels so unnatural and really makes it hard to think that Chizuru actually likes Kazuya rather than just wants to be comforted because she’s lonely. Plus I dread the simp panels of them living together and Kazuya freaking out about her pajamas, or her taking a bath, or sleeping in the same room or seeing her ankle and having a 5 page spread narrating how sexy her toenail is. I dunno, before their situation was ridiculous but now this manga is taking a real stupid turn.
I've been telling people since 218 that Reiji is not the subtle careful mastermind they like to pretend he is. His writing is as subtle as a brick to the face, and not in a good way. People like to write these long analysis posts about how complex the story is and how "haters" just don't get it. Naw dude the writing is just crap and people want to think it's better than it is.
Tbh why have Mini just straight up go “LIVE TOGETHER!!!” As if that’s a normal thing to suggest for people who aren’t dating yet.
When it would have been just as natural for Kazuya to just mention in passing that his room got taken. It’s not like they’re not at the stage where they can chat casually. That could get Chizuru thinking, and eventually she could suggest the idea… but she’d obviously hide her reasoning and make sure it isn’t seen as romance based or something.
Anything to make Kazuya and Chizuru themselves actually do something without Mini charging into the scene to kick them in the ass.
it's not lazy, you're just reading yaemori and the entire situation wrong
>subtle as a bag of hammers
that's how i'd describe last chapter, kazuya's wishing to live with chizuru and suddenly they're both in need of a place to stay?
>because it robs them both of agency making that decision on that own
but... they aren't going to start living together, because again the whole idea that they could start living together has been broadcasted so loudly that there's almost no chance of it happening the way you think it should
this manga's got a LONG track record with setting up big things and pulling the rug at the last second, delivering a heaping dose of depression, and following up with something small compared to the original payoff you were expecting, you should know where this is going
Mini is more like a friend telling them what's in her mind, you don't have a friend such as that? The one that usually says "why don't you confess?" "why don't you go and live together?" "why don't you get married with her?" "why you don't talk to him?" "I think you were right/wrong" etc etc. This kind of friends exist, it's not just self insert.
hey and the connection of mini, worried, calling someone wasn't adressed?? :/ and for the rest, it seems that we are back to the normal pace of the manga
Let me understand: Mizuhara is not asking for help to Kazuya in order to keep her facade of "I have to keep strong with Kazuya"? Again?
At this point and how they interacted in the latest chapters, they behave as a couple or at least as friends. Mizuhara has issues and Mini has to move the plot again.
Kazuya there's no forever between you and Chizuru
look at you two, you two are waiting for the others to decide and to adjust what are the things you need to do just be together already
look at marin and gojo
look at naruto and hinata
Marin and Chizuru are actually very sad. Chizuru surely by pride and Marin by indecision.
I bring this up constantly but no one ever truly understands that Mizuhara is alone now. Like she has exactly nothing other than 3 friends and I only remember one of their faces.
Only other person is Kaz thats kind of family. Unless she got some relatives we dont know about but she could use him at this point. Idk if any of yall have ever been truly alone in the world. It sucks.
it’s like she’s made to be a loner that settles with Kazuya huh
Yeah thats kind of on the author for making her such a loner. She should be able to have decent friends. Kind of strange she has been tough all her years.
it’s so weird that a girl that beautiful don’t even have suitors and that nobody likes her in her uni? wtf
She purposely puts on the glasses look and tries to look average at university. If she wanted to get suitors she could just strut around the university in Mizuhara mode.
bro you think any glasses would conceal a beauty? lmfao this dude never went to a university
You clearly haven't heard of the Clark Kent effect and you underestimate the power of makeup.
except in work they also know her lmfao also in Asian countries make up is overrated natural beauty especially from girls that are actresses stand out even without makeup
If she is so lonely I wonder who was keeping her company during those 3 months without Kazuya, would be an interesting plot twist if it was umi or one of the other clients actually visiting her and blowing her back out behind Kazuya's back.
This is the same girl who said whenever she gets a bf she will quit rental cause that's not fair,
Also worrying about ruka before her
I think not
Not to mention kazuya made a movie for her and saved her from drowning
That's more of a, she wants to set boundaries. I'm talking about how she isn't morally corrupt to have sex behind kazuya's back
She's morally corrupt enough to ignore him for three months and not think twice about it, shes morally corrupt enough to lie to her grandma on her death bed.
Although Chizuru avoided Kazuya for three months
She doesn't feel too lonely because Kazuya is right next to her
He is always there when she wants him to be.
But now, she could lose the boy at any moment.
Well she didn't want him to be there for three months since she was avoiding him, mini had to step in just to end the ghosting Lol if somebody ghosts you for that long they don't really care that much about you. In my opinion the ship is dead, I have no desire to see these two end up together anymore it feels so forced at this point and the writing doesn't make any sense considering everything Kazuya has done for her, He deserved some communication at the very least.
She didn’t avoid/ ghost him because she didn’t want to see him Part of it was her being a coward, part of it was guilt over hurting Ruka, and part of it was the length of the avoidance reached a point where it became hard to face him again because of it.
When did ruka ever show that she was hurt? All she did at the end of paradise was tell chizuru that she would let the kiss slide because she considered it a necessary evil to save Kazuya, she literally didn't cry anything that would imply that she was "hurt" from the situation so that's either a BS excuse or just terrible writing. I don't understand how people can justify somebody literally ignoring you for 3 months. They live right next door to each other if she truly cared about Kazuya she wouldn't be able to go that long without interacting with him.
Maybe I phrased it in a confusing manner. Chizuru knows that Ruka is very much in love with Kazuya. Ruka would be hurt if Chizuru and Kazuya started dating. She feels guilty for Kazuya’s affection and would feel guilty if she acted on her feelings. Especially when Ruka’s feelings are so strong and clear and Chizuru doesn’t really understand her own.
Chizuru’s ghosting was not justified and she did not treat Kazuya right by doing so. I was only commenting on your claim that her ghosting him indicated that she did not have feelings for him. Just because you have feelings or desires does not automatically mean you act on them. This applies to both of them. Fear of rejection, fear of the unknown future, doubt that you are worthy, thinking someone else deserves it more, the inability to make a choice, ect.
I would say that the current indication of her feelings and if her apology to him for the ghosting was sincere, would be her behavior post ghosting. Her interaction with Kazuya has been significantly different after the apology than before it.
Hope we get some pages of nude chizuru bathing in worry.
Can't wait for The Girlfriend and The Move (Part 6) for them to finally move in together
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA PROGRESSS AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
Dude should stop wasting his time with mizuhara and really should give ruka a chance, 3 months of ghosting, idk how many months of this "investigation" and still she cant come clear about what she feels? waste of time...