Episode 48 – Shinkansen



[Thank you for using the Shinkansen today. This is the “Nozomi” train heading for Shin-Osaka. Stops along the way are–]

The announcement of the Shinkansen echoes through the train.

Right now, I’m looking out the window on the Shinkansen heading to Kyoto.

“Kyoto, huh. Let’s look forward to it, Nekura kun.”

“Yeah, right.”

I would have spent the time in silence, but Yamada kun is sitting next to me.

Thanks to the teacher’s suggestion that we could sit freely on the shinkansen.

It really helped me……

And thank you, Yamada kun.

I thanked Yamada kun in my heart and took out my guidebook.

Now, where should I look around?

“By the way, has your group decided where to go?”

“No, my group is supposed to go on its own. We haven’t decided yet.”

Well, actually (I’m the only one) is the correct way to say it, but it’s not so bad if I can enjoy Kyoto alone. Yeah.

“I-I see…….”


Yamada kun looked apologetic, as if he had heard something bad.

Stop it ! My mentality is already at zero !

“—Y-you know what !”

Yamada kun suddenly looks at me.

“What’s wrong?”

“Our group is going on a pilgrimage to the [Sound ! Sax Soloist]. Nekura-kun, you know that, don’t you?”

“Y-yeah. Of course.”

[Sound ! Sax Soloist] is a brass band anime set in Uji City, Kyoto.

It became very popular for its cute characters, powerful performance scenes, and godlike artwork.

“So, if you like, Nekura kun, why don’t you come with us?”

“Oh, me?”

“Yeah. I’ll explain it to everyone in the group.”

To be honest, it was an offer I didn’t even wish for.

[Sound ! Sax Soloist] is one of my favorite anime, and I’ve always wanted to visit the sacred place someday.


“……No, I have to decline.”

“I-I see.”

If I went with them, it would make things awkward for the rest of the group.

And there might be a possibility that the brunt of it will be directed at Yamada kun.

“I’m sorry, Yamada kun. Even though you went through all the trouble to invite me.”

“No, no, no, it’s totally fine ! I’m sure Nekura kun has someplace he wants to go, too.”

“Thanks for inviting me.”

“It’s really fine ! –Hm.”

Yamada kun suddenly points out the window.

What is it? Hm…..

“Mt. Fuji….it’s amazing.”


What I see is Mt. Fuji rising majestically in my eyes. Because it’s sunny, you can clearly see the shape up to the top.

Oh, come to think of it.

I took out my phone and took a picture of Mt. Fuji.


“Oh, it looks nice.”


It’s a little blurry, but it’s a good picture.

All I have to do is post it on Twitter.

So I open Twitter–

Ping ! Ping ping ping ping !


I closed Twitter in a panic.

W-what the……..

“Did you hear any notifications just now? And in a row.”

“N-no. I think I got a phone call.”

“Eh? But what was–“

“Sorry, I’ll have to call them back.”

“Y-yeah. I understand.”

With Yamada kun’s suspicious look on my face, I went straight to the bathroom with my phone in my hand.



I take a breath and open Twitter again.

Ping ping !Ping ping ping ping ! !

“W-what the hell…….”

There was the sight of the notification mark, which was constantly beeping notifications.

Well, let’s just display my profile.

And when I displayed my profile…,

“Y-you’re kidding, right?”

The number of followers is strange.

Or is it just my eyes?

Following 0 Followers 32500

No matter how many times I looked back at it, that number never changed, or rather, it kept increasing.

Suddenly, my brain completely stops thinking.

No, seriously…….

In a dazed state, I type “Ryoga” into the search box.

[Is this real?]

[The icon is so handsome ! !]

[He’s too cool. I really want him to marry me.]

[Ryoga sama is too divine…..]

Kuh, what’s going on?

I need to talk to someone about it–

Then, all of a sudden, the phone shakes.




“Ah, Ryoga ! You started using twitter?]

It was Elena who called me. Thank God,……

“Y-yeah. I started yesterday. M-more importantly, I need your help, Elena ! I can’t stop the notifications.]

[Hee, of course. And the sketch became your icon……]

“They think I’m handsome, what am I supposed to do, seriously…….”

[Well, Ryoga is normally……wait no ! I-I get it. I’ll tell you how to solve it.]

“S-seriously. Thanks.”

[In the meantime–follow my account.]

“Eh? W-why?”

[J-just do it ! Just follow me.]


I followed Elena’s account.

“I followed you.”

[I see. Ah, I have something urgent to do. S-see you, Ryoga.]

“Eh? W-wait a minute–“


Beep, beep.

A-all of a sudden…..

And the volume of notifications seems to be increasing.


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One thought on “Episode 48 – Shinkansen

  1. “Thiy think im hindsim” -that one ungrateful MC with annoyingly low self esteem.

    Guess imma follow it for awhile until how long this author continuing their MC troupe.

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