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Title: 3 Graduation

Published: Approximately May – June 2002 in Dengeki Daioh

Volume 4

Previous Chapter → 40


Part 1[]

  • Malnutrition
  • New theory
  • Eeehn, eeehn
  • She's grown
  • Let's visit the theme park
  • Running low on Chiyo power
  • First graduation
  • No aggression?
  • The biting cat
  • Brought something
  • Secrets disclosed
  • Tricky
  • Grand entrance
  • The Osakan address

Part 2[]

  • The strongest student
  • Chop, chop, chop
  • That's me
  • The real strongest student
  • Congratulations
  • Flood of emotion
  • Sadness
  • There you go
  • Unsatisfied
  • Congrats
  • Flowers
  • Just felt like it
  • Together
  • Desperate times, measures
  • Beheaded
  • Treasure
  • Smile
  • It was a blast
  • Preparations
  • Alma mater
  • On vacation
  • The results
  • Ah
  • She put it there
  • Higher and higher
  • We will be fine
  • Together


  • Osaka talks about how she and Tomo have got their act together, since they both made it into college. This upsets Yomi, who has not been accepted yet.
  • Chiyo suggests they all go to Magical Land again, since Yomi had a fever and couldn't come last time they went there.
  • Osaka attempts to fill the charm given to Yomi by Chiyo-chan with her brainpower, which bugs Yomi.
  • Sakaki apologizes to Kamineko for always trying to pet it against its will.
  • Osaka uses tissues and eye drops because of her hay fever. She also sneezes in her special way during the graduation ceremony.
  • Earlier, Ohyama was shown to be a clever student, and in this chapter, he is the student representative.
  • A boy looking very similar to one of the donation collectors that Kimura gave money to earlier is seen during the graduation ceremony.
  • Tomo invites Yukari to spend summer vacation with the others again.
  • Tomo convinces the others to toss Chiyo-chan up in the air instead of Yomi after she learned she had made it into college, since Yomi was too heavy (a reference to Tomo's love of teasing Yomi about her weight).



Cultural References[]

  • The girls decide to visit the theme park Magical Land again.
  • During the graduation ceremony, the students sing the song "Aogeba Totoshi" which is a traditional graduation song about the students' gratitude to the teachers.
  • Tomo takes photos of Osaka, Sakaki, and Kaorin. Kaorin asks Tomo to send her the picture once it's developed.

Unanswered Questions[]

  • Why Osaka thinks her tissues are so special.
  • How Yukari lost her wallet, and who found it.
  • When the students took time to buy Yukari a bouquet.
  • Which flower really was the first one to wilt.
  • Why Yukari grabbed Chiyo's nose.
  • What Tomo wanted from Osaka when she called on her after taking Sakaki and Kaorin's picture.
  • If Yukari ever went on vacation with the others again.
  • If Tomo saw that Yomi's number was in fact there with the others.

Memorable Moments[]

  • Despite Sakaki's apology to Kamineko, it can't resist biting her.
  • Osaka brings tissues to and sneezes during the graduation ceremony.
  • Chiyo gets the Gold Brocade Award because of her outstanding academic abilities, best in the entire school, causing a standing ovation started by Tomo and Osaka.
  • Yukari cries when it's time to say goodbye to her class, though it turns out she cried because she lost her wallet; when Osaka initiates a donation, everyone starts giving her money, though very little, and Yukari is ungrateful.
  • The girls say their final goodbyes to Yukari.
  • Yomi finally makes it into college, and the girls all go to Magical Land together to celebrate their graduation.


16px-Quote1 I've got a cream puff deficiency. 16px-Quote2
16px-Quote1 I had a very … Very sad dream. She went and put the kotatsu away for the rest of the year, no matter how much I tried to stop her … 16px-Quote2
Osaka (on her mother)
16px-Quote1 Sorry … for always trying to pet you against your will. 16px-Quote2
Sakaki (to Kamineko)
16px-Quote1 These are fancy tissues. 16px-Quote2
Osaka (to Chiyo)
16px-Quote1 How come I'm not the student representative? 16px-Quote2
16px-Quote1 Oh, whatever … Here are your damn high school diplomas … 16px-Quote2
Yukari (to Class 3)
16px-Quote1 And so, my final words to you are … uh, goodbye. 16px-Quote2
Yukari (to Class 3)
16px-Quote1 Well, how about that! And who will be the first to wilt, I wonder? 16px-Quote2
Yukari (when she finds out each person in the class has bought a flower for her)
Kaorin (to Tomo, after she took a picture of her with Sakaki)
16px-Quote1 Sensei, do you think we'd get in trouble if we tried to take a desk or chair home? 16px-Quote2
Kagura (to Yukari)
16px-Quote1 Thank you very much. 16px-Quote2
The girls (to Yukari)
16px-Quote1 So start working on your consolation speeches now, girls. 16px-Quote2
Tomo (on the possibility of Yomi failing her college entrance exams)
16px-Quote1 I looked for your number, but it wasn't there. 16px-Quote2
Tomo (to Yomi)
16px-Quote1 I was still getting my charm powered up!! You're not supposed to check yet!! [goes to check] Ah … huh …? I'm on there … 16px-Quote2
Yomi (to Tomo)
16px-Quote1 Now I get it … Even after graduation … We're still together. 16px-Quote2