>>3490>Yotsuba seems a little more unruly than your average Japanese child her age, so the backstory about her being foreign may just be a cover to explain her behavior
Maybe, but on the other hand, Tomo is Japanese.
I get what you're saying, though. Yotsuba being how she is and being foreign just works, I'm not even sure why.> it's probably safe speculation that he translates to/from English, but has it ever been shown explicitly in the series?
I… I thought it was explicit in the series when I posted it, but now I'm not sure.
Didn't they say at some point he speaks English?
>My friend says, "That's probably not right."
So even the author of Pretty Neighbor has those conversations with friends.
Probably no theory is right.>>3486>I don't get why Azuma decided to give her that kind of backstory if it isn't going anywhere
Maybe he will reveal at some point where Yotsuba came from. I don't think so, but could happen.
But ask yourself this: if it was revealed in the manga itself what country Yotsuba came from, and what her story is, how she met Koiwai , how and why she was adopted, would that change the manga in any way?
That explanation would take a whole chapter, and the chapter right after would be just normal things happening. Right?
I know i wouldn't have it any other way. If they explained it all, I'd want them to go right back to their mundane adventures.
Maybe that's the point of having that piece of mystery: makes us think what the answer is, and then we get no answers, and then we notice that the answers wouldn't change a thing so the whole mystery doesn't matter, which forces us to wonder what exactly matters, and what matters has been stated from the beginning: today is always the most enjoyable day.
Maybe it's just that.