|Badass. Also very underused in the story.|
It's rather fitting that I finished translating this in June because the manga is saturated with Japanese summer tropes (cicadas, monsoon, watermelon, goldfish scooping). I'm actually headed to Japan in a couple of weeks for the first time in three years so it's also an odd coincidence. We began scanning this in January 2015! Where has the time gone?
The climax to me felt slightly rushed and sparser on visuals, with more "telling" than "showing". A bit of a letdown considering how much I love Abe's art, though the final spread was wonderful. I'm also bothered that we didn't see what happened to some of the named characters afterwards. But everyone who followed the original series was upset when the magazine went bankrupt and I suppose we're lucky that we got any closure at all.
The story this time was focused on Suika becoming a hero with Zakuro as the antagonist, while the titular two characters were much more passive and less involved. It was still worth my time for the art. Technically I'm not finished yet because there are a few tankobon one-shots, but I think I'll take a break before returning to them. For now, Chimoguri has ended.