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There are way too many characters in Marimite to keep track of. I won’t even begin to make you try. The cute brunette, however, is one to remember. Her name is Yumi (not to be confused with Yumie, Yumiko, or Yomiko), and she’s the main character of the series. If she looks a little familiar,… Continue reading But What If She Weighs Less Than A Duck? 16/111

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Yumiko is quoting the voiceover from the Marimite opening. The actual characters aren’t quite so idealized. Pouncing on Yumi here is Sei. (You don’t need to remember that. But, for the record, Sei is awesome.) Heinkel: Timothy, Yumiko used to attend this school. You should ask her about it. Timothy: Okay! Sister Yumiko, what should… Continue reading But What If She Weighs Less Than A Duck? 17/111

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Yumiko: The most important feature of Lillian has to be the soeur system. An older girl will take a younger one to be her petite soeur (“little sister”), if the younger one agrees. It isn’t mandatory, but most girls choose to become soeurs. The grande soeur (“big sister”) is like a mentor to her petite… Continue reading But What If She Weighs Less Than A Duck? 18/111

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Sei: {Gotta run. Later!} Yumiko: Soeur relationships only last until the grande soeur graduates, but even so… Yumi: {You didn’t have to do that, onee-sama. I don’t mind.} (Onee-sama = big sister) Sachiko: {I know, but…} Yumiko: …they’re close. Very close. Sachiko: {I don’t like her touching you.}

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The next day, at Lillian Girls’ School. This is the building in which the Student Council meets. Traditionally, the council is composed of third-year students. Their petite soeurs accompany them. And their petite soeurs… Yumi: {The tea is ready, onee-sama!} Sachiko: {Thank you, Yumi-chan.} …do the busywork.

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“Rosa Gigantea” isn’t her name; it’s her title as a Student Council member. The titles of the other two are Rosa Chinensis and Rosa Foetida. (You don’t need to remember these either.) Youko: {Visitors from the Vatican are a great privilege. We must wake them feel welcome. And, of course, we need to give them… Continue reading But What If She Weighs Less Than A Duck? 42/111

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[sparkle sparkle] Yumi: {But, Onee-sama…do you really think I’m ready for a responsibility like that?} [sparkle sparkle] Sachiko: {Yes, Yumi-chan, I do. Your enthusiasm and love for Lillian will make you a credit to the school.} [sparkle sparkle] Sei: {Ah, the beautiful pure love between soeurs!}

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Youko: {So it’s settled. Yumi-chan will give the tour to our visitors this morning.} {Then we must all work together to help ensure that the confessions go quickly and efficiently.} Yumi: {Um, Rosa Chinensis…} {…when are we going to go to class?} Sei: {Don’t be silly, Yumi-chan. When was the last time anyone went to… Continue reading But What If She Weighs Less Than A Duck? 44/111

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Yumi: {Gokigenyou! My name is Fukuzawa Yumi, and I will be your guide today.} Yumiko: Gokigenyou, Yumi-chan. Yumi: {It is an honor to hae you hear today.} Yumiko: {My name is Sister Yumiko, and this is Father Heinkel and our assistant Timothy. I will translate for them.} Yumi: {How kind of you! I’ve never given… Continue reading The Cursed Storyline 45/111

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Cameos: Kinomoto Sakura; Hikaru and Fuu from Magic Knight Rayearth. Yumi (translated by Yumiko): This is the main path. Many students exchange rosaries at the statue of Mary. The Student Council meets here, at the Rose Mansion. Timothy: Why haven’t we seen any places where students have classes? Yumiko: You’re new at this, aren’t you?