Author: 杉井 光 (Sugii Hikaru)
Illustrator: 植田 亮 (Ueda Ryo)
Even though summer was already over,
the heated atmosphere in our school did not dissipate away.
Not only that, our second semester was filled with events that riled everyone up to the point that it became annoying.
First was the chorus contest held in September.
In a school that used to have music as a major,
each and every class here had their own way of motivating themselves.
Moreover, Kagurazaka-senpai, Mafuyu and Chiaki were, for some reason, fighting it out with each other in the chorus contest,
with the prize being the right to go on a date (?) with me—
Our class had somehow engaged itself in intelligence warfare against Senpai's class,
which was last year's winner in the chorus contest,
and the sparks were flying all over the place as a result!
The heat from the chorus contest continued to burn its way into October,
when the sports day was held.
It has been a long standing tradition for participants to get injured one after another from the overly demanding events.
There wasn't a single person who could make it all the way to the closing ceremony unscathed.
While the relay between the various school clubs was something that didn't affect the class scores,
our band was somehow enrolled in a battle where our standing in the race will determine the amount of benefits we would get.
It ended up with a suspicious conspiracy flying all over us,
which heated things up even further!
It's still too early for the flames to burn out.
The final event was the school's festival in November.
Aside from taking up the role as the head chef for our class' goth loli cafe,
I was tasked with composing the songs for our band's performance as well.
The sheer amount of work forced upon me had nearly caused me to go breathless from all the pressure.
However, the live performance during the school's festival was definitely the most important event for our band.
I must not collapse!
Also, I didn't have the luxury to focus all my attention on the school festival alone.
Why, you ask—
This guy here.
Not only is he a violin prodigy,
he's also Mafuyu's...... urm...... what's their relationship again?
He too asked me the same question as well.
"What is the relationship between Naomi and Mafuyu?"
Chapter 1: Chorus Contest of the Queen
Chapter 2: To the Memory of an Angel
Chapter 3: Rhythm Section
Chapter 4: Connected Names
Chapter 5: The Song of Blackbird
There's only 5 chapters (and a short prologue) for this volume, so when I resume translations on this, I'll most probably be splitting each chapter into 2 to 3 sub-chapters. It will be kind of how I do Hyouketsu Kyoukai no Eden, where I'll piece them all together and link the final completed chapter.
Volume 3 is quite an intriguing volume to read. While volume 1 is about how Nao meets Mafuyu, and volume 2 about the insecurities of Mafuyu, volume 3 will dive into the inferiority complex of Nao. Look forward to it, because it marks the start of an amazing ending in volume 4.