Side Profiles and Irises – Vol. 4 Ch. 0

Pre-release Short Stories


Translator Note: This short story was written for the release of “Open It Up” in Dear+ Shousetsu magazine. Ichiho-sensei tried to imagine what the two were talking about in the color spread above.




“Come to think of it, everyone calls me ShitaP.”

“What’s the point in leaving off the ‘ra’?”

“Probably because words without the ‘ra’ are more prevalent?”

“How dumb…”

“Chief P… CP… How about Chappy?”

“If you announce that idea anywhere, I’ll report you to compliance for harassment.”

“That’s like the yakuza going to the police for protection. One that’s a war hawk even.”

What did you say?”

“U-Um, excuse me, we’re on the air right now!”

(They restrain themselves until they get home.)




“But I think that it’s pretty good though. It makes people feel more comfortable around you.”

“How so? It’s not like the name has anything to do with it. If that’s your criteria for a name, that makes the network full of Chappys.”

“Oh, I see, you want something special and unique to you.”

“That’s not what I meant. The topic here is that forcing someone to take a nickname who doesn’t want it is a clear example of power harassment.”

“Huh? So you’ll write up a report about how you’re now Chappy?”

“Quit operating under the assumption that I’ll take the damn name.”

“Hmm, I don’t think that I can call myself a full-fledged producer until I’m berated for harassing my staff.”

“Go harass someone else. Like Minagawa.”

“I’ll pass on that. I feel like I’ll end up exhausted if I try.”

“Just like how I’m exhausted by this conversation right now.”

“That wasn’t my intention though~”

“That’s what harassers always say.”

“Maybe I should switch over to the S League.”

“Huh?”

“…That way I can conquer both the S & P Leagues.”

“You mean sexual harassment? You’re a serious idiot…”

“Well, I think that it’s harassment if you’re on the receiving end though.”

“Yeah yeah, harassment harassment, right here.”

“What? You’re just going to say that?”

“You’re trying to cut into my sleep. That’s full harassment there.”

“But I’m giving you some deep quality sleep in return.”

“You’re just plain exhausting me!”


Leave it Behind
Volume 4: Connect It Together


Translator Note: This short story was written as a theory for what was happening on the cover of “Connect It Together.” That maybe ShitaP was trying to take a selfie. And that maybe the Chief P was too tired to refuse him.




“Sakae, let’s take a picture.”

“Huh? Why?”

“Do we need a reason to take a selfie nowadays? If I had to say something, I guess it’s because we haven’t taken one together?”

“We already have one.”

“You mean the one that Oku-sama secretly took? It was taken of us, not taken together.”

“You’re just being pedantic.”

“Now, now. Come on, come on. I’m wearing new clothes today, so let’s take one while I’m still looking good~”

“Take a hike.”

“Come on, please~ I’ll use it for my funeral photo.”

“Listen up, I’ll tell you something good. Funeral photos are normally taken individually.”

“I’ll crop out the photo when it’s used.”

“I refuse.”

“Why not? If you get it over with now, then I won’t have to keep bugging you about it. I think that it’s a pretty great deal for you~”

“That’s the logic of a scam artist. All you have to do is shut up about it.”

“If you don’t let me take it now, I’ll come bug you about it even after I die.”

“Fine, I’ll kick the bucket first.”

“How can you say something so horrible? I can’t believe you…”

“Seriously, cut it out with the charade, you bastard.”


Give a Talking To


Translator Note: Takemiya-sensei provided the rough sketch of the cover, and according to her, after the two of them conducted some very proper and very serious matters in the smoking area, Shitara ruffles Sakae’s hair in a “okay, take care of it” kind of manner (his head is already moved on to the next thing), and as he pushes open the door to head back to the staff room, Sakae is already thinking about something else and not paying attention to whatever Shitara’s doing. So Ichiho-sensei came up with this story.




“Hmm, let’s go with this lineup for the live report. Can we do something to lessen the brunt on our resources? What about requesting support?”

“I’ve already put in the request.”

“You’re always on the ball, thanks. Okay, let’s head back then~ …Oh hey, Nawada, perfect timing. I need a favor from you next week…”

“Wah, wah, wah~! Stop that!!”

“Owww. Uh, what was that all about? You just smacked my hand out the blue.”

“S-Sorry, I wasn’t thinking…”

“You swipe at me like a cat without thinking?”

“Ngh… Because, because…!”

“Oi, what are you doing, Shin?”

“I’m so sorry.”

“Put more muscle into it and break all his fingers. Use your claws even.”

“Hey, you’re supposed to stop him here.”

“Huh…? Um, please do it yourself.”

“What did you say? You in your rebellious phase?”

“I’m pretty sure that you’re just trying to make it worse.”




—–Translated by daydrop. Please read on the original site at daydrop.nowaki.net.

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8 thoughts on “Side Profiles and Irises – Vol. 4 Ch. 0”

  1. This couple also flirts by bantering all the time, hahaha. They’re such dorks. ❤❤❤
    The mentions of Shin and Tatsuki~

  2. Awww i missed them~ so it was well-known in the industry that Minagawa is easy to bully huh.. hahahaaha and Chappy! So cute! I remember Rukia’s Chappy tho xD

    Thank you so much for the chapter!!!~ 🙇🙇🙇🙇🙇🙇

    1. I think Sakae just likes to push off anything bothersome onto Tatsuki, haha. This tsundere doesn’t hate him after all.🤣🤣🤣

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