This is so sad for the mom and the child. I do hope everything will turn out alright for the both of them. I thought the child would be Ami-chan but reading most for the comments here, I'm not sure for myself now. >< This is going to be one of those "kick you where it hurts" because once you tell everyone who she is, we're going to be like "No way! That was her! =O".
I always thought that she was Minako. Something about the personality seemed more like Minako than Ami. As for Hotaru, I was wondering if she'd be Makoto's little sister. That or it'll turn out to be Mamoru. Who said the baby had to be a girl?
For a long time, I thought this kid could be Minako, just because she was always with that toy cat, but looking at all those comments down below, I'm kind of doubting it now. You ARE planning on revealing who she is in the future, aren't you?
I could be misremembering, but haven't you done a thing in past strips where dialogue that's supposed to be in English gets the "<>" treatment? (Thinking back to the Christmas strip here, with Setsuna commenting on "Conjunction Junction"...)
Well, yes, but what I meant was that it's like when we see English writing and "hear" English spoken in the strip, it's really Japanese. If I were a character in the strip, I would see and hear Japanese, though it would appear to the reader as English.
And if you don't buy that as an explanation, how about this: The packaging for many Japanese food products frequently contains English text anyway, so it's not all that far off base to see it here. ^^
She actually seems to be imitating her mom. If you compare the panels you see Yuki organizing items and in the next her child is organizing things (pebbles, sticks, paperclips, etc). Then you see Yuki counting out and sorting bills and her child shreds the paper and starts putting the strips in piles.
I'm wondering if it could be Rei since she has longer hair than Ami usually does, and it would be a nice pun ('fire and ice').
StudentArtTeacherFeatured By OwnerApr 8, 2010Student Traditional Artist
Never know though, could be Ami since hair can be cut. mimicking is one of the best ways to learn when you're little.
I think if it was Rei, her hair would be darker when inked. My bet is still on Ami. With tuna as her main food, it's no wonder Ami's least favorit food is always listed as yellow tailed tuna.
God knows for a similar reason, to this day I will not eat mac and cheese.
Whoever she is, the cross hatching in panel 4 gives the impression that she's down right durty. And her hair looks disheveled in every pannel, which implys that Yuki simply can't afford to take care of this kid, and that's not evn looking at the small amount of food.
I know, Hotaru would be pushing things, though I'm not sure if she's actually that much younger. Hotaru looks a bit sickly in the color splash, and this sickness could translate into her looking younger than her actual age.
My guess is Michiru is the daughter of Masa's 'uncle' as well, especially given Haruka's remarks.
In all likelyhood she's either Minako or Ami though, like I said, Rei could also qualify even though her hair seems too light for this.
Well she could be Minako. Until her name is actually mentioned (or see her in color) we won't be sure.
Minako's life tended to mirror Usagi's - here Usagi has a single mom, so it's entirely possible for Minako to have a single mom as well. As pointed out, there is also a white cat plushy that hints in Minako's favor.