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Title: 3 March

Published: Approximately April – May 2001 in Dengeki Daioh

Volume 3

Previous Chapter → 28

Next Chapter → 30


Part 1[]

  • Of course
  • It finally happened
  • Murderer
  • Defense
  • Button
  • Close one
  • Common contemporary terms
  • Sorta like ...
  • I.T.
  • The real I.T.
  • The law
  • Appeal
  • Growing pains
  • Memo
  • Reality

Part 2[]

  • Desire
  • Hechyo
  • Speak ill of [in English]
  • Indefinite article
  • Nice try
  • Happy birthday
  • Invitation
  • Messed up
  • Genius merchandise
  • Unbearably so
  • When less is more
  • So what?
  • With heart
  • Blobs of feeling
  • Complete


  • Earlier, Yukari started commuting with Nyamo, which Goto-sensei mentions here.
  • Osaka mentioned before that she always feels an urge to press buttons she knows she shouldn't press, and when Tomo defends her actions in a dream of hers by saying "When you see a button, you gotta press it, right?" Osaka comments, "Ohh, I know how it is."
  • Osaka found out that she had hay fever a while back, and it was also shown that she also has a very strange way of sneezing. Here, she talks about hay fever and gets a sneezing fit, which amuses Kagura greatly. The fact that Yomi also has it is referenced here too.
  • Tomo takes advantage of the fact that Chiyo is a fan of the Tokyo Giants by tricking her and saying she has a player's autograph to give her, just because Chiyo didn't want Tomo to attend her party, seeing as she was mad at her. Chiyo's fandom is something we learned of in an earlier chapter.
  • Kagura talks about how Chiyo's family is rich.
  • Sakaki says she doesn't know how to make stuffed animals. The reader found out about this when she tried to make plushies for the first cultural festival.



Cultural References[]

  • The girls discuss what the abbreviation I.T. could mean, after Kagura proposed the question.
  • Osaka wonders whether policemen have criminals' addresses and phone numbers in the little black books they haul around, or perhaps sticker photos of the lady officers they're fond of.
  • Tomo tries to fool Chiyo by claiming she was about to give her Kazuhiro Kiyohara's autograph. Kiyohara is a real-life baseball player for the Yomiuri Giants.
  • Sakaki and Kagura try to make a Neco Coneco plushie for Chiyo's birthday.

Unanswered Questions[]

  • How Goto-sensei knew that Yukari had started commuting with Nyamo.
  • What the policemen were up to, something Osaka and Tomo are very interested in discussing.
  • When Tomo turned 17 years old.
  • It is never explained what the other girls were going to give Chiyo for her birthday (besides Sakaki and Kagura).

Memorable Moments[]

  • Tomo freaks everyone out by saying she killed Chiyo-chan, only to offend Chiyo when she does come to school by explaining that it happened in a dream and that she killed Chiyo because otherwise she'd die herself.
  • Kagura's and Tomo's attempt to figure out what I.T. stands for.
  • Osaka's and Tomo's theories about policemen.
  • Chiyo's 12th birthday.
  • Kagura's and Sakaki's homemade Neco Coneco, unrecognizable to Chiyo.


16px-Quote1 Yeah, well, I woke up earlier than usual. You see …

… I killed Chiyo-chan.'' 16px-Quote2

Tomo (to Osaka)
16px-Quote1 Please don't kill me in your dreams! 16px-Quote2
Chiyo (to Tomo)
16px-Quote1 Oh, plus the button right next to it was the one that would kill me! And I couldn't bring myself to press that one, you know. 16px-Quote2
16px-Quote1 In … Internet Technique … 16px-Quote2
Yomi (when asked what I.T. stands for)
16px-Quote1 Gotta act like you ain't a criminal. 16px-Quote2
16px-Quote1 I wonder if them back there'll turn into detectives when they grow up. 16px-Quote2
Osaka (on the policemen)
16px-Quote1 I dunno if I'd want a policeman to fall in love with me, though. They're real good at trackin' people and stuff. 16px-Quote2
16px-Quote1 Hay fever seems like a lotta fun. 16px-Quote2
16px-Quote1 That's Kiyohara's autograph … As signed by me. 16px-Quote2
Tomo (to Chiyo)
16px-Quote1 WHAT IN THE WORLD ARE THEY? 16px-Quote2
Chiyo (on the Neco and Coneco given to her by Sakaki and Kagura)