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Futaba Ooki

The Sea's Blessing (海の祝福 Umi no Shukufuku) is the eighteenth chapter of the Kozue Amano manga Amanchu!.

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

SummaryEdit

Amanchu (manga) - Chapter 18 - 01
Ready to dive, Futaba Ooki and Hikari Kohinata review their hand signals, identify landmarks visible from the water, switch to their diving regulators, check the time, and then slowly descend into the water. As they descend, Futaba loses track of which way is up or down, and ends up upside down, but is reminded by the slowly rising bubbles which way is up and flips back over. They finally reach the bottom and their visibility clears up, revealing all the divers around them.

Amanchu (manga) - Chapter 18 - 02
Mato swims over and begins Futaba's diving examination. She has Futaba demonstrate mask clearing, natural floating, regulator recovery, hand signalling, mask resetting, and much more. Without realising it, Futaba has quickly and easily passed every task she'd practised for. Now that the examination is over the group can have fun, and Hikari shows her that the bubbles that Futaba is so fascinated can pop even underwater. After a while, the group slowly ascends back up to the surface to end their dive. As they do, Futaba notices a strange clapping sound that she can't explain. The group swims back to shore and takes off all their equipment. Hikari asks Futaba if she enjoyed herself, and Futaba uncharacteristically babbles loudly about how much she loved it, especially the bubbles.

Amanchu (manga) - Chapter 18 - 03
Later, the group heads to the beach cafe on the shore. Hikari and Ai are both laying facedown, tired from the fatigue of leaving the water. Futaba notices Ai tiredly writing in a book, and asks about it - Ai explains that most divers have diving logbooks in which they write a diary of each dive they take and include photos, drawings, and other memorabilia from the day. Mato arrives and tells Futaba it's time to give her the results of her examination. The group all stands up, and Mato presents Futaba with her Diving C-Card - her open water diving qualification. The group all loudly applaud.

Amanchu (manga) - Chapter 18 - 04
Futaba remembers the strange sound of clapping she heard in the ocean, and muses to herself that the clapping must have been the sea congratulating her. Unbeknownst to her, she'd said this out loud, and the other divers are confused. Mato explains that the clapping sound when you hear when you ascend back up to the surface is the sound of waves crashing onto the cliffs on the shore. Futaba suddenly realised she'd said her inner monologue outloud and becomes extremely embarrassed. In the car on the way home, Futaba and Hikari plan to go and buy logbooks together.

Interstitial Mini ComicsEdit

Characters in Order of AppearanceEdit

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

NavigationEdit

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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