Komi-san wa Komyushou Desu.

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Ch. 259 - Return Gifts
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Feb 3rd? Heh, represent! (same day as mine)
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i have the same birthday date as yamai-san. i feel conflicted
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@119mn0783 that's the toxic culture in Japan that most people outside Japan don't know about. When we receive a gift, it will be considered rude if we don't give anything back that is at least of half value.

So let's say we got a present that cost 5000 yen, the minimal price for the return gift is 2500 yen.
Where you bought them is also important, that's why the gift wrapping service in (mostly department) stores are serious business.

Nowadays, younger people (the ones born later 90s) are actually getting sick of this unreasonable and financially burdening culture, so they won't care so much if they don't get anything in return.
BUT!!! They ironically put a big deal on any gift giving days (Valentines, White Day, Christmas, summer holiday, autumn, New Years, etc).
"I got this from them, I should give them something next (event)", just like Komi-san is stressing about here.

So if you ever visit or decide to live in Japan, be very careful when you decide to give a Japanese friend a gift out of whim, because they will feel burdened to give you something in return.
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yamai san looked so innocent receiving gifts then it happened
but do you really have to give return gifts
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Knight girl swearing her eternal fealty and in turn receiveda generous reward(sweets) from her liege, her majesty the Queen and also patron Goddess Komi-sama...

@purplelemondoesstuff if it you took this long to realize it... then maybe youre also a fckin hentaiharem protagonist ;)
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Still waiting for the Knight Girl to make her introduction/debut
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Oh hey, I share a birth date with Tadano. Does that mean I've been a dense protagonist without realizing?
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Nakanaka's birthday is a Leap Year?!
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There were many more chuuni birthdays to give Nakanaka. Like 4, 7 and 108 are ominous numbers in Japan, 13 is an ominous number in Europe+the Americas it seems.
Also, Tadano's birthday is one day before mine.
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huh, whaddya know, my bday's in there too, noice (April 30th)
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AYYYY MY BIRTHDAY IS THE SAME AS TADANO LETS GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
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Did a whole just go by for fricking birthday presents...
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Wow just like that a year went by...
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OMG THAT 3RD PANEL WITH YAMAI KILLED ME HAHAHAHAHA
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Najimi is april 1st, makes sense...
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God, I hate yamai.
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Nightmare loop
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@Tearsax
Page 8: Akako Onigashima (Oni girl)
Page 9: Ren Yamai (With her hair up)
Page 17: Himeko Kishi (Knight girl)
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Yamai is rotten beyond help xDDDDDDDD

Btw, i forgot some characters. Lets see if someone can help me:
- page 8: the girl from the top panel who gets the gift.
- page 9: the girl who also wants sweets.
- page 17: third panel, the girl standing at the right.
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