Tonikaku Cawaii Chapter 218 (Enishi! #Tonikawa)

Tonikaku Cawaii Chapter 218
Tonikaku Kawaii Fly Me to the Moon 218
トニカクカワイイ 218

Spoiler Summary/Synopsis:

In the past, sometime after World War II, a depressed YUZAKI Aozora reflects on major events that happened after he was born. During World War II, he was a Zero pilot and survived. At 26, he decided to go into the mountains to die. Before Aozora can put his neck into a noose, Tsukasa shows up, asking him not to do that yet as she has a little girl.

Dejected, the man walks off, but Tsukasa stops him, wanting to hear his story. Aozora states that he has a talent for war. As such, in this post-war era, there’s no place for him. Tsukasa understands, but requests some help expanding her crop fields to have more food for her little girl. The request stuns Aozora, but he decided to help. They go to the new field area, which Aozora finds to be too rocky and filled with tree roots to be useful.

However, Aozora sees Tsukasa hoeing the terrible ground at an incredible rate. To that end, he decides this woman must be an oni. At day’s end, the job is done with Tsukasa doing most of the work. She teases him for his terrible farming skills. Nevertheless, he can cultivate kindness by showing it to others, since he understands pain too well.

Tsukasa requests his help in making dinner. Aozora turns her down, but he did decide to keep living. And to that end, if he had a child, he would name the child Enishi.


Man, it has been TOO long since I was last in this manga. I had to go back and reread some chapters to get back up to speed. So now I’m ready to review Tonikaku Cawaii Chapter 218.

Tonikaku Cawaii Chapter 218

Nasa’s Grandfather

For Tonikaku Cawaii Chapter 218, we get a backstory of Nasa’s grandfather, specifically his encounter with Tsukasa. One could argue that it is such a massive, convenient coincidence that just after World War II, Tsukasa would meet Nasa’s grandfather. However, the term “enishi” resolves this problem. As stated, “enishi” means “fate”. And thus in this story, fate drove Aozora to the exact mountain that Tsukasa resided on in order to kill himself.

I didn’t express it very well in the previous chapter review, but I had the feeling that Tsukasa had met Nasa’s grandfather. And chapter 218 proves that. Her prayer in the previous chapter thanks Aozora for not killing himself more than the generic, “thanks for living through all the bad times.” And that makes it more touching to me. Again, fate is at work within the context of the story.

It is clear that Tsukasa didn’t need help clearing that rubbish field. I suppose over the centuries, she became quite adept at the art of hoeing out rows to plant crops, no matter how rocky the soil. But she took Aozora’s mind off of himself and onto something that on paper would be a help to another person. Tsukasa doesn’t judge Aozora. She merely gets him to consider other alternatives to suicide, even if farming isn’t one of them.

Finally, I do find it amusing that merely witnessing Tsukasa’s farming skills in a strange, wooded mountain, was enough to think Tsukasa an oni. And this despite the fact she had no horns.

Final Thoughts and Conclusion

In the end, Tonikaku Cawaii Chapter 218 provides us an interesting look at how fate brought Nasa’s grandfather to encounter Tsukasa when he was 26. And thanks to said encounter, Aozora sired Enishi, who then sired Nasa, Tsukasa’s future husband. Good stuff.

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