Enveloped in the thought of looking forward to the school festival, the atmosphere of the school is very different from what it usually is... "He" might appear.

Mato Katori

Zenyasai (前夜祭 Zenyasai) is the thirty-fourth chapter of the Kozue Amano manga Amanchu!.

It was originally published in Monthly Comic Blade, and was later republished in Amanchu! Volume 6 on May 10th, 2013.


Amanchu (manga) - Chapter 34 - 01
At Yumegaoka High School, it's the night before the school's cultural festival - also known as "Zenyasai". On this special occasion, students are allowed to sleep over at the school while they prepare their class' part in the event. Mato Katori wonders to herself if a person called Peter might appear while all the students are wrapped up in excitement for the festival.

Amanchu (manga) - Chapter 34 - 02
In Ai Ninomiya's class, they are preparing decorations for a jungle themed cafe, and Ai has made very realistic looking rafflesias and pitcher plants. Her brother visits her and tells her that her decorations are creepy, but she takes it as a compliment. Next Futaba Ooki and Hikari Kohinata visit her class, selling boxes of milk so that they can use the empty cartons for their class' project - a large mosiac made of boxes. Mamoru Towano, Ai's homeroom teacher, overhears this and buys all of the milk Hikari and Futaba were selling and gives them to his students. Mato also checks in to ensure all students in Mamoru's class are accounted for, and asks him to let her know if any students wander off or look out of sorts.

Amanchu (manga) - Chapter 34 - 03
Ai sits down and looks around her classroom, and takes in the loud but wonderful atmosphere of all the students hard at work and enjoying themselves. She then leaves the classroom to go get a drink from a vending machine. She wanders the dark corridors, then sits down on the steps in one of the stairwells, looking out onto the school. Even though it's late and dark outside, all the classroom lights are lit by busy classes preparing for the festival. Ai closes her eyes and takes in the atmosphere again, that she can feel the vibrations of excitement in the distance even though it's very quiet in the stairwell. She likes the strange atmosphere.

Amanchu (manga) - Chapter 34 - 04
Ai hears footsteps and opens her eyes to see a boy sitting behind her on the stairs. The boy says that compared to all the noise and hustle and bustle elsewhere in the school, the quiet stairwell feels like a different dimension, and that he likes it. Ai is momentarily stunned, because she was just thinking the same thing. He steps in front of her and holds out his hand, asking if he wants to go be truant with her because them meeting must be some sort of fate. Ai doesn't accept, because she figures he's just hitting on her, and stands up to leave. As she does she slips on the stairs and begins to fall head-first. She is caught by the boy, but in a supernatural way that feels like flying, and they land with her hand in his. He asks again if she'd like to play truant with her, and she accepts this time because he did just save her life.
Amanchu (manga) - Chapter 34 - 05
She asks his name, and he tells her she can call him Peter. Mato does another round of the classrooms checking for missing students. She reaches Ai's classroom, and notices that she isn't there. She asks the others where she went, and they mention that she went to go buy a drink from the vending machine. Mato becomes worried.

Interstitial Mini ComicsEdit

Characters in Order of AppearanceEdit

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


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