LEO TO MABU: FUTARI WA SARAZANMAI – CHAPTER 3

We’ve reached the third chapter of Leo to Mabu: Futari wa Sarazanmai and this time it’s back in the Rutile manga magazine.

We’ve reached the third chapter of Leo to Mabu: Futari wa Sarazanmai and this time it’s back in the Rutile manga magazine.

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I love the cover image a lot, it’s so peaceful and fitting for this hot summer we seem to be having all around the globe. Personally I could’ve done without being introduced to these “tropical nights”. Now let’s see how Leo, Mabu and Sara are dealing with them!

The chapter starts off with Leo complaining about the heat. They don’t have air conditioning in the living quarters of their “Asakusa sara-koban”. It seems that this is a residential police box/station that Leo and Mabu are living in together.

They’re about to put Sara to sleep when Mabu notices a heat rash on Sara’s neck and they decide that instead of the living area she should sleep in the cooler station are. However she can’t sleep there alone in case someone would come in.

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And that’s why Mabu’s going to sleep there as well.

However, this arrangement is still not safe enough for Leo, who continues and insists that they have to buy a cooler for her. They don’t have the budget to buy one though, so eventually he suggest that they should try and win one from a lottery.

There’s one held at the annual Kappabashi summer festival, conveniently with an air conditioner as the second prize. Kappabashi is a shopping street between Ueno and Asakusa, also known as “Kitchen Town” due to its various shops selling kitchen goods. In accordance with the nickname they even offer a tawashi, a Japanese scrubbing brush as a consolation prize. (I guess this is the manga further presenting the local area and its specialities to us, even if it isn’t about sweets this time around).

Mabu’s sceptical and calls Leo naive. Leo however believes that Sara’s mysterious power is going to help them win. How foolish of him…

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They got two tickets to enter the lottery so they each get one try. Leo of course loses and gets a complimentary scrubbing brush. 

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Next up we have Mabu who… under Sara’s gaze rolls a golden ball and wins the first prize! Unfortunately for them they weren’t after the first prize, a trip to Las Vegas, but the second one with the air conditioner. Going for a trip is impossible for them, they’re two working police officers after all! They can’t leave their station.

Thus they end up gifting the trip to an older couple in the neighborhood.

To wrap things up, while Leo laments missing out on playing at the casinos, they get a phone call. It turns out that the couple in Las Vegas lucked out and won 5 000 000 [something]! With that, Leo and Mabu get a gift, a brand new air conditioner!

And according to Leo, it was definitely thanks to Sara!

That was it for this month. I wonder if the next chapter will get us any closer to Sara’s mysterious power?

BONUS:

geekybiologist:
“Here’s the most important part from chapter 3, Mabu feeding Sara 💕
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Here’s the most important part from chapter 3, Mabu feeding Sara 💕