Humans cannot change the past and others, but they can change themselves and the future!

Mato Katori

Teko and a Lecture (てこと講習 Teko to Kōshū) is the fourteenth chapter of the Kozue Amano manga Amanchu!.

It was originally published in Monthly Comic Blade on November 30th, 2009 and later republished in Amanchu! Volume 3 on August 10th, 2010.


Amanchu (manga) - Chapter 14 - 01
As rainy season continues, Mato Katori takes Futaba Ooki to a heated indoor pool for some more basic diving training. Mato tells Futaba that the other members of the Diving Club are absent because they all already have their certifications, but they are actually hiding at the end of the pool observing so that they can surprise Futaba if she passes. If Futaba passes the tests Mato gives her in the pool, her next step will be diving in the ocean.

Amanchu (manga) - Chapter 14 - 02
Futaba sets up all her equipment and puts it on and the pair get into the pool. Futaba's first step is to try reseting the regulator by turning her arm in a wide circular motion so that the lead is pulled towards her. Futaba manages this easily, and passes her first test. Her second test is more practise of the mask clearing technique. Futaba is extremely nervous about it, but goes under the surface and successfully clears her mask three times, passing her second task.

Amanchu (manga) - Chapter 14 - 03
For her final test, Mato tells Futaba to take off her diving suit and swim 100 meters across the pool in her swimsuit, then float for 10 minutes without her feet touching the floor. Futaba panics and nervously confesses that she can't swim. Mato is extremely shocked, but suddenly understands by Futaba was so nervous about mask clearing - an experienced swimmer wouldn't be so worried about water up their nose. Mato compromises and changes the parameters of the test, allowing Futaba to swim the 100 meter length with her snorkel, mask and flippers. Futaba is slow, but she successfully swims the 100 meter length on her front, and floats for 10 minutes on her back.

Amanchu (manga) - Chapter 14 - 04
Hearing that Futaba has passed their test, Hikari and Ai both dive into the pool, shouting their congratulations to her. Futaba tells the others that she's going to go swimming after school and her days off from now on so that her swimming can get stronger and increase her endurance so that someday soon she'll get to dive in the ocean.

Interstitial Mini ComicsEdit

Characters in Order of AppearanceEdit

Icons - manga - Mato Katori
Icons - manga - Futaba Ooki
Icons - manga - Hikari Kohinata
Icons - manga - Ai Ninomiya
Icons - manga - Makoto Ninomiya
Mato Katori Futaba Ooki Hikari Kohinata Ai Ninomiya Makoto Ninomiya


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
Volume 13: