Saying that good moments are like dreams you wake up from too soon, just to return to "reality" where you feel powerless - aren't you just ending the good moments yourself?

Mato Katori

Going in Circles (ぐるぐる回廊 Guruguru Kairō) is the twenty-ninth chapter of the Kozue Amano manga Amanchu!.

It was originally published in Monthly Comic Blade, and was later republished in Amanchu! Volume 5 on October 10th, 2012.


Amanchu (manga) - Chapter 29 - 01
Futaba Ooki is struggling to sleep in the August heat at the diving club's summer camp. She gets out of bed and goes to buy a drink from the vending machine. What is supposed to be a quick trip becomes confusing when she gets lost in a seemingly endless looping corridor. She wakes up again; the previous trip was a dream, but she gets up and manages to get lost in the unfamiliar corridors once again. She finally manages to find the exit, and makes her way out onto the beach, where she sits on a wall and looks out to sea.
Amanchu (manga) - Chapter 29 - 02
Mato Katori, who was woken up by Futaba closing the sliding door of their room, joins Futaba and sits beside her on the wall. Mato gives Futaba a drink and grabs her feet, giving her a foot massage. She tells Futaba that when she's not able to fall asleep because her brain is in overdrive she should massage her feet to give herself some rest. Futaba relaxes a little, and the two talk about the training camp.

Amanchu (manga) - Chapter 29 - 03
Futaba tells Mato that she's realised that it's like there are two sides to her - the person overjoyed to have completed the navigational training, and the person terrified of the idea of night diving. She reasons that it must be because she's useless that she'll always wake up too fast from a "good dream" - whenever something good happens to her she'll always get depressed again soon after.

Amanchu (manga) - Chapter 29 - 04
Mato tells her that it's such a waste to consider bad moments reality, but the good moments dreams - the good moments are just as real as the bad ones. Mato tells her that believing that good moments are dreams you'll wake up from soon is ending that good feeling prematurely through self-sabotage. She tells Futaba that good moments should be accepted as reality too, and that it might help give her strength if she sees bad moments as just bad dreams. The sun rises.

Characters in Order of AppearanceEdit

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