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Random Walk manga synopsis.
These synopsis are done by Zahara Medina and can't be used
anywhere else without her consent. As she is just a student of
Japanese, there are bound to be mistakes. If you spot any mistake,
please report it to me,
thanks! :) (comments are also appreciated....)
Act 1 (June'2000)
Yuka-chan is a happy 15 years old student attending the Morinaga
high school. Her papa is a writer of mystery novels and is married
(2nd time) to Youko (who Yuka calls Youko-mama), she has great
friends, and life is generally beautiful. At school, she tries
making friends with Katsura Ishimaru, a beautiful girl from the
basket ball club. Because Yuka is so cute, she usually gets her
One day, while playing golf with her father, they run
across an old friend of his, who realizes that his son attends
the same high school as Yuka. Next school day, she asks her
best friend and classmate, Touko, if she knows of anybody
on 2nd grade by the name of Shiki (her father's friend's
son), but Touko hasn't really checked on 2nd graders...
After school, Touko convinces Yuka to go Karaoke. Her
plan is to go with somebody else, order drinks and all that
and then excuse themselves to go to the toilet and disappear
from the place. Yuka doesn't really think that's a good
idea, but as they talk about it, a couple of cool looking
guys approach them and ask them if they have free time... Yuka
is taken by one of them, and Touko agrees right away. The
guys introduce themselves as students of the S-dai (university).
While in karaoke, Yuka is very happy and feels more and
more attracted to the guy, but when they are about to pull
out their plan of sneaking away, it's obvious the two guys
were already counting on it and it's them who leaves
them alone to pay the bill! Even though Touko is very angry
and Yuka tells her that it was a mean thing to do what
she was planing to, she can't stop thinking about the guy.
At school, a very angry Touko runs to Yuka, the two guys
aren't from the S-dai, but from their own high-school! They
are from 2nd grade. While Katsura tries to calm Touko, Yuka
sneaks off in search of the guy... who, of course, happens
to be her father's friend's son!
Act 2 (July'2000)
Some days have come by and Yuka and Shiki are getting
friendly. Yuka gives him a "recommendation letter" from his
father about him getting her as a girlfriend, and so they
joke about it. Later Yuka discovers Touko being rather
friendly to Tsukasa (the other guy they met in Act 1),
Yuka asks her about it and then asks Katsura if she's got
a boyfriend, to which she blushes a lot and denies it, though
she liked somebody in middle school. Then
they talk about relationships for a while.
After school, Yuka and Shiki walk together and meet
Youko-mama, after she leaves, Yuka explains Shiki about her
and her papa. Later at dinner Yuka talks about Shiki with
him and Youko.
Next day some guy tries to invite Katsura to some event,
but she declines. Yuka and Touko saw that and they talk more
with her about boys and relationships. Later on, Katsura sees
Yuka talking with some guy and she could be as open with boys
as she is.
At the library, Yuka shows Shiji her father's book, and
explains that her second mama, Chirae-mama, is a nail salon
owner. Shiji thought that her second mama was Youko, but
Yuka tells him that Youko is her third mama, and she laughs
at his father's romantic affairs. They talk a little more
and Shiji tells her that she is very cute, Yuka asks him
basically if they are going to start a passionate affair and
then they kiss.
Act 3 (August'2000)
Shiki and Yuka go out together holding hands, eating
together, shopping, etc. However, after he leaves, Yuka
doesn't look like everything is going fine. In school,
she complains about it to Katsura, and says that he
is just always looking the "kool guy" way.
They get the results of a test, and Ruka has done
badly, later on his father sees it and decides to call
Ruka's older brother as a private teacher to help her.
Ruka explains to Shiki that he, Touwa, was the son
of Sachie-mama from her previous marriage before Yuka's
father, so he is some kind of "former social brother."
Then Yuka asks Shiki if he likes her, and he says yes;
Ruka asks him how much, and he says, still in his happy
kool face that she is the one he likes most right now.
Ruka is not very convinced, though.
Touwa arrives to Yuka's place to study with her and
Yuka remembers their long history of not liking each
other when they were younger. Yuka thinks that now they
are older, and tries to joke with him--to no avail (^^; )
She really dislikes him!
Meanwhile, as Shiki is walking in the streets, a
girl collides with him and her things fall to the ground,
so he helps her, she is dark haired and pretty. He notices
that she is carrying a book from a library and wonders why
doesn't she just buy it, because returning the books is
so tiresome, but then he notices something on the street,
it's a lip cream stick... from that girl?
Act 4 (September'2000)
The girl with shoulder-length dark hair is looking at
some books in a library when Shiki appears to return the
lip cream stick to her (he knows she would be there because
of the book she was carrying). But she says it's not hers,
to Shiki's surprise! However, she is happy that he went
all the way there to return it and they both start to talk.
Yuka and Shiki are going out after school and Yuka wants
a soft ice-cream (creamy ice-cream a-la-McDonalds) but when
Shiki takes out some coins from his pocket, he sees the
lip cream and while Yuka is going for the ice-cream, he looks
at it thoughtfully. Yuka wonders at him.
Yuka and her father go play golf again and talk about
boys, meanwhile Shiki meets the girl again, her name is
Ryouko Seta and she has the same age as Shiki and Yuka but
goes to another school.
Yuka cancels a date with Shiki because she is meeting some
friends from school. In the meeting Yuka and Touko meet one
of their former classmates' girlfriend. While in the toilet,
Yuka lends Touko her lip cream and remembers Shiki's and his
face... However, Touko takes her back to the present as she
talks about the girlfriend. When they go out of the toilet,
the girl has heard everything and is crying very sorry!
Shiki and Ryouko meet once again in the library and later
on, as they talk about her and her lack of money, she admits
she looks forward to meeting him... Shiki says that so does
he and they both kiss.
In their next date, Yuka notices Shiki has his mind
elsewhere and wonders what is it with him. As they go into
a Starbuck's Coffee (they are very popular in Tokyo now....),
Ryouko is working there! Shiki and her are both shocked and
later, when Yuka asks him if he knows her, his expression
turns strange and Yuka gets really worried!
Act 5 (October'2000)
Yuka talks with Touko and Katsura about Shiki and the dark-haired
girl. Later, as Touko is in a date with Shiki's friend they go to the
Starbucks Cafe where Ryouko works and Touko warns her not to meddle with
Shiki and Yuka kiss and huggle at the school but Shiki seems to
be thinking about something else. He tells Yuka that Touko and his
friend are no longer going out together and Yuka runs to confront
Touko about this. Touko says it's true, as they had a fight over
Yuka and Shiki.
Shiki goes to the library to meet Ryouko and she tells him she
knows who his father is and everything ends up in a discussion about
his money and him having a girlfriend. Ryouko runs away saying that
she doesn't want to see him anymore. Shiki talks with Yuka and
breaks up their relationship. Yuka makes things easy and seems to
be very understanding with him. As Ryouko leaves her school, she
finds Shiki waiting for her....
Meanwhile Yuka leaves school still thinking about Shiki and
is surprised to be crying.... She crosses a guy in the stairs
and he turns around to look at her with a serious expression
on his face.
All images © copyright Yoshizumi Wataru, Shueisha (except backgrounds)
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