Fun is the greatest! Fun is the right!
Fun is limitless!

Mato Katori

School Time (学校の時間 Gakkō no Jikan) is the third chapter of the Kozue Amano manga Amanchu!.

It was originally published in Monthly Comic Blade on January 30th, 2009 and later republished in Amanchu! Volume 1 on August 10th, 2009.

Summary Edit

Amanchu (manga) - Chapter 03 - 01
Futaba Ooki arrives for her first day at school, pushing her moped. While putting her bike away she spots Hikari Kohinata, who is playing with Cha, and the two make eye contact for the first time, but are interrupted by the teachers announcing it's time to for the freshmen to find out what class they are in.

Amanchu (manga) - Chapter 03 - 02
After checking the chart, both girls head towards their lockers, where the girls learn that their lockers are next to one anothers'. Inside their locker is an elaborately decorated map of the school from their teacher. Hikari notes that to make such a special gift for her students, she can feel their teacher's love. Using the map, Hikari enthusiastically leads Futaba to their classroom, and Futaba notes how much Hikari appears to be enjoying herself. When they reach the classroom, they are awed by how much effort their teacher has put into an illustrated seating chart drawn on the blackboard. The girls learn that Hikari's seat is right behind Futaba's.

Amanchu (manga) - Chapter 03 - 03
The students file in, and their teacher arrives - Hikari immediately recognises her as Mato Katori, the woman she had raced with that morning. The students take it in turns introducing themselves to their new classmates: Futaba is so nervous that she just manages to say her name before blustering and sitting down, followed by Hikari who blows her whistle instead of talking before she's stopped by Mato, who tells her that her whistle is banned in class. Hikari starts over and introduces herself properly, sharing her nickname "Pikari" (ぴかり, meaning "dazzling") and that she's a hobby diver. After sitting down, Hikari asks Futaba what her nickname is, and Futaba tells her she has never had one. Hikari puzzles for a while before noting that Futaba has very small eyebrows that look like Japanese tenten and decides that nickname should be Teko (てこ, short for 点々の子 meaning Tenten girl).

Mato then gives her students a passionate speech about making the most of the their three years in high school and enjoying their youth to the fullest, noting that "Fun is the greatest! Fun is the right! Fun is limitless! And have fun learning."

Interstitial Mini ComicsEdit

Characters in Order of AppearanceEdit

Icons - manga - Hikari Kohinata
Icons - manga - Futaba Ooki
Icons - manga - Cha
Icons - manga - Mato Katori
Hikari Kohinata Futaba Ooki Cha Mato Katori


Amanchu! Manga Chapters
Volume 1: 010203040506 Volume 2: 070809101112 Volume 3: 131415161718
Volume 4: 192021222324 Volume 5: 252627282930 Volume 6: 313233343536
Volume 7: 373839404142 Volume 8: 434445464748 Volume 9: 49505152535455
Volume 10: 565758596061 Volume 11: 6364656667 Volume 12: 686970717273
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