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Well, another CLAMP manga finished! It's very fitting that I'm finishing this up in Kyoto, since I started translating it in Kyoto three years ago. A huge thank-you, as always, to readers and commenters and raw providers, and an especial thank you to those who helped me provide raws internationally for a brief stint in 2008. <3

!!! page 01
FX: Breath of air

Sayaka: …!

What's wrong, Fujimoto-kun!?

Fujimoto: …I don't know…

But,
just now--

Was it just the three of us
Here?

Okiura: Kiyokazu-chan?

Sayaka: We agreed yesterday that just the three of us would discuss this.

Fujimoto: …Yeah, that's
Right.
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!!! page 02-03
Fujimoto: But

I…
Now…

…I feel like I've lost something.

Something…

Text: The Final Chapter

Fujimoto: …terribly precious…
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!!! page 04-05
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!!! page 06
Kobato: …I've

Finally made it

Here!

FX: Flap flipping up

Ioryogi: After sixteen years,
That is.

Kobato: No matter how many years later, I've come.
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!!! page 07
Kobato: It's thanks to you, Ioryogi-san, and Suishou-san doing your best.

Ioryogi: In the end, didn't you die
After all?

Kobato: Because
I originally was told that I had three more months,
Of course I was sad,
But

That I was able to stay in this town
For even that little while, sixteen years ago,

Was my treasure.

Ioryogi: …Geez.
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!!! page 08
Ioryogi: I didn't think you'd be reborn with the memories of your previous life.

Kobato: Ioryogi-san!!

!!!

I knew immediately that you
Were Ioryogi-san.

ioryogi: It was difficult to hear you saying that you'd take me home while you were crying.

Kobato: That was the first time we met,
But I'd always felt, from when I was even smaller,

That someone was watching over me.
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!!! page 09
Kobato: Not my parents,
But the emotions of someone
Very kind.

It was you who were looking out for me since I was born,
Ioryogi-san.

FX: Squeeze

Ioryogi: …

It's not the last time around, but I wouldn't say you're all right yet.

FX: Climbing up

Kobato: But,

That I'm alive,
Ad that I can think that there's something after this--

I truly am happy.
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!!! page 10
Ioryogi: …Really.

Kobato: I was always thinking about them.

We had a connection;
If the Yomogi Kindergarten was still around,
If I could finally get there--

Back then,
The warmth I got from everyone--

I wanted to return it.

Ioryogi: This is certainly the Yomogi Kindergarten that's run by the husband-and-wife team, Okiura Kazuto and Sayaka.

Genko looked into it, and there's no interference from Okiura's father, either.
It's peaceful.

Kobato: I really…

Am glad about that.
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!!! page 11
Ioryogi: But,
Kobato,

The Okiuras here won't remember you.

And Fujimoto won't…either.

Kobato: I know that.
But my wish

Was "to go to where the people I love are."
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!!! page 12
Kobato: That's why,

Even if Fujimoto-san has forgotten, my wish will be granted properly.

Ioryogi: Kobato…

Kobato: Now!

FX: Pointing

Kobato: It says that Yomogi Kindergarten is looking for part-time help!
I have to get an interview and be allowed to help out!

FX: Excitement

I, Kobato, will do my best!
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!!! page 13
FX: Wham

Kobato: Augh!!

Ioryogi: Sheesh, this is the same as sixteen years ago!
Hey!

Kobato: I'm sorry~

FX: Footstep

FX: Patting [her face]

Fujimoto: Is something…
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!!! page 14-15
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!!! page 16
Fujimoto: Do you have business at this kindergarten?

Kobato: So you did become a lawyer!

Fujimoto: Huh…?

FX: Shaking head

Ioryogi: …
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!!! page 17
Kobato: I'm Hanato Kobato.
I heard that they were looking for part-time help here.

Fujimoto: That uniform--you're a high school student, right?

Kobato: Yes!

Since it said that they were looking for help in the evenings, I came to inquire directly on my way home from school!

Fujimoto: I--
No, I've just come here on business,

So you'll have to ask the principal for the details.

[TN: He switches from 'ore' to 'boku' in this sentence; has an older to younger sort of feeling.]
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!!! page 18
FX: Clench

Ioryogi: ……
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!!! page 19
FX: Light

Ioryogi: Why is Ushagi-san

Here now…!
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!!! page 20
Fujimoto: …You're late.

Kobato: Huh…

Fujimoto: The person I love
Has finally come back.

I can finally say it.

FX: Dropping
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!!! page 21
Fujimoto: I love you.
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!!! page 22-23
Fujimoto: …Kobato.
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!!! page 24
FX: Landing

Ioryogi: What the hell is going on here…

FX: Whirling around

Ioryogi: !!
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!!! page 25
Genko: Kobato-chan said
She'd go today.

Bird: To Yomogi Kindergarten, yeah.

FX: Crinkling

Genko: I wonder whether she'll get an interview.

Bird: Helping out here, she's been a good kid, but she's clumsy.

Genko: Yeah~

True--

I wondered what we'd do with her when Iorogi first brought her,
She was so small, but--

Well, since she had her previous memories, there wasn't anything that surprised her.

Bird: That's true!
And she got used to things right away!

Genko: If she meets that Fujimoto today, we'll finally see the ending.

FX: Rummaging

Ginsei: Of my prayer to your god?
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!!! page 25
Genko: "When Miss Kobato and Fujimoto can meet once more,
I want Fujimoto's vanished memories to return"?
I never thought you'd wish for that kind of thing for the sake of a girl.

Even to the point of taking that form!

FX: Ta-daa!

FX: Wriggling

FX: Griping

Ginsei: …Hmph.

Genko: It's not just Iorogi.
You feel the emotions from the time you've spent here with her.

FX: Shocked

FX: Death glare

Ginsei: Shut up!
Shut up!
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!!! page 26
Genko: Even if you've put on that form,
Your personality is hopeless!

FX: Chuckling

FX: Dying of laughter

FX: Sudden

Ginsei: Bastard!

Genko: And furthermore, that form is really clumsy…

FX: Mangled

FX: Shaking

FX: Whipping out (like swords)

FX: Battle-cry

Bird: Sheesh--

Please get back to work--
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!!! page 28
Iorogi: He…

FX: Light

Iorogi: Suishou

Suishou: That I'm still inside Kobato-chan is restraining her illness,

But if she gets through this entire life, in the next she'll be born completely healthy.

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!!! page 29
Suishou: Enough that she won't need me.

And then
Will you come to get me?


Iorogi: I won't say no.
And then I'll be in my original form.


Suishou: It'd be wonderful enough if you were as you are now.

Iorogi: Don't say foolish things, silly angel.

I'll wait.

You're mine,
And I'm yours.

Suishou: …Yes.
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!!! page 30-31
Kobato: We were finally able to tell each other properly.

That Fujimoto-san…and I love each other.
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!!! page 32

(no subject)

Date: 2011-07-13 13:45 (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Thank you soooooo much for translating the chapter! :D

Well I am very glad that Kobato got her happy Ending but I didn't like it xD
I mean, too much things were left unexplained and... and gah I just don't know
how to say it xD Before the release I wondered how many Pages the Final Chapter
would have and my opinion is that Drop 24 was way to small ._. I expected an
other Ending than this, but well it was still cute :D

(no subject)

Date: 2011-07-13 15:00 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] yersi-fanel.livejournal.com
Thank you very much for the translation.

OH CLAMP you did it again, another ending with no proper closure and overly sugary coated lines, why am I not surprised? At least it was cute.

(no subject)

Date: 2011-07-13 15:07 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] starlady38.livejournal.com
I gotta say, this is better than I was expecting. Which says something about my standards from having read other CLAMP manga. =)

(no subject)

Date: 2011-07-13 17:27 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hexkitten.livejournal.com
Thank you!

I'm happy with the ending. I was actually worried that this last chapter would be some horrible and sad thing, like xxxholic and Tsubasa, but I'm content.

(no subject)

Date: 2011-07-13 23:13 (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
So Ginsei wished that Fujimoto would get his memories back after they meet each other again right? Kinda sweet :)

quick question: after this kobato dies is she to be reborn again? the angel said something about her next life will be a healthy one. And she asks Iorogi to look for her in his original form? Kinda confused about that.

(no subject)

Date: 2011-07-14 05:42 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] starlady38.livejournal.com
CLAMP seem to adhere to a theory of people being continuously reborn as part of the natural cycle, so yeah, apparently in Kobato's next life she'll be healthy enough that Suishou won't need to stick around within her to preserve her.

Suishou asks Iorogi if he'll come to get her when Kobato's next life starts, full stop. He's the one who brings up his original form (though quite honestly I wasn't completely sure about his initial line on p. 29).

(no subject)

Date: 2011-07-13 23:22 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nokiirat.livejournal.com
glad Iorogi and the angel get to be together, too. that was something the anime didn't address.

pretty satisfied with the manga. didn't expect much since it felt more like a CLAMP short story like Wish or Suki from the start, but at least we got some nice characters out of it; Iorogi and baumkuchen bear.

(no subject)

Date: 2011-07-13 23:35 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] notasinglesoul5.livejournal.com
I didn't think I would like this ending, but here I am, with a goofy smile plastered on my face! I know some things were left unsaid, but... I love the fact that kobato and fujimoto AND the angel and ioryogi, all got a happy ending... I was fearing poor ioryogi's fate, but it seems he won't be alone anymore...
and Ginsei! so KAWAIII!

thanks a lot for your hard work!really!

(no subject)

Date: 2011-07-14 00:15 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] chibiyuuto.livejournal.com
Thanks for this and all your other Kobato. translations *bows down* ^__^

I heart Ginsei for making that wish to God! So nice of him!

(no subject)

Date: 2011-07-14 05:08 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] meronichan.livejournal.com
I gave up on CLAMP after X/1999. They haven't made anything decent since and I'm sticking to it. I hope Legal Drug and X never DO get an ending because if they're the new shitty endings I'd rather have the cliffhanger. This ending wasn't BAD per say, but it was basically the ending of Wish but reversed. If I wanted Wish I would have read Wish. The "reincarnation" ending only works so many times, CLAMP. I think CLAMP are just playing off of their own success now and doing things they know will work. I had hopes for XXXHolic but after that ending,...
Hate to sound like such a downer, but I don't have high hopes for Gate 7, either. Maybe because I'm older I'm noticing these trends, but I know I'm not the only one pissed at the choices CLAMP has been making.

(no subject)

Date: 2011-07-15 05:19 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kaeyko.livejournal.com
Thank you for the translation. ^_^

I'm glad Kobato got a happy (non-convoluted) ending.

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