Speaking of angels, in a recent chapter we got a visit from Kohaku, buying something from the bear’s shop (I STILL have no idea what he’s selling other than that it’s edible). I had assumed that this story takes place relatively soon after the ending of wish, and that Kohaku is with the Shuichiro seen at the end of that story. However, it seems like this story is set in the distant past, where Shuichiro has already died 5 times, with Kohaku waiting for his next reincarnation each time. The way that she accepts all that is separating them, the way that she wants nothing other than his happiness, it was so touching, but still bittersweet.
And also bittersweet is Kobato’s realization that she loves Fujimoto. Okay, we all knew this was coming, but this is something that Kobato herself cannot accept. Her greatest wish involves her going away, which would mean that she cannot see Fujimoto anymore. With the deadline coming up (there IS a deadline, right? I’m getting the stuff from the anime and manga mixed up now), she has to choose between her sole reason for existence or the person she loves, and that’s something no one should ever have to do.
…I wish they would make Kobato a weekly manga, waiting every month is painful!