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Doujinshi commentary: Itsuka Kaeru Tokoro

Circle:    Birthstone    Itsuka Kaeru Tokoro: Front Cover
Type:   Normal, gag & serious stories. 58 pages.
Date:   2001/7/22

The title translates as "The Place I'll Return To Someday," which is the recorder music you hear during the game's startup sequence. I've also seen this title on a few other doujinshi, both as book titles and titles of stories within.

The story that stands out in my mind is "Original Sin," which takes place on Terra, starting from when Mikoto welcomes Zidane home. It's a conversation between Mikoto and Zidane, and because I can't read it without a heck of a lot of flipping back and forth between reference books, the expressions and interplay between the two tantalize me. This is another story I'll come back to when my Japanese-readin' skills are better.

There are other serious stories, such as one involving Zidane and some of the other Tantalus members, Zidane and Garnet, Zidane and Kuja, and Zidane and what looks like an Eiko-age, tearful version of Garnet. Zidane returns to Garnet in the final story. The phrase "itsu kaeru tokoro" runs through all these stories, perhaps tying them together.

There is one gag at the end of the doujinshi. Eiko borrows a book from Dr. Tot, and makes a love potion. She tries to bring it to Zidane, but finds Quina instead. Quina takes it, eating out of Eiko's hand literally up to her wrist, and then falls in love. However, for Quina love involves, surprise surprise, a desire to eat the other: "Suki aru! Tabetai aru yo!" ("I like! I want eat!")

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