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Manga / Girls Go Around

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"Let's start over our sparkling time of youth!"

Girls Go Around is a 10 Chapter long manga created by Chida Eito, and was originally released in 2013.

Kyousuke Sayama is a typical highschool student and is set to have an uneventful highschool life. However, it turns out that he's not getting that, since some of his classmates have come to regret a decision.

Their regret manifests itself into a time-loop, having them relive the day their regret formed over and over. The loop will not stop, until they have come to terms with their regret. Fortunately, the creator of the time-loop and Kyousuke are aware of the loop going on and can work on figuring out their regret, and how to stop the resulting time-loop.

What starts out as a quirky manga turns out to be much darker than expected...

Girls Go Around contains the following Tropes

  • Arc Words: "Are you regretting something?"
  • Cruel Twist Ending: The final chapter reveals what has been hinted at, but the full extent can still be quite shocking. The loop created by Chihiro will continue, as Kyousuke's loop on the day of graduation will only end when he kills himself to keep the others safe. There can be no happy ending, with Kyousuke and Chihiro repeatedly going through loops of regret.
  • Dead All Along: It's strongly implied that Kyousuke's dead and that the beginning of the manga itself is a time-loop to prevent this death.
  • Driven to Suicide: Implied and then outright stated to have been done by Kyousuke, who committed suicide on the day of the highschool graduation. The reason for it drastically changes by the end of the manga.
  • Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": Miyabe Hagiyama's mostly referred to as Class Rep.
  • Failure Is the Only Option: The final chapter reveals this to be the case. No matter what Kyousuke or Chihiro do, one of their group will die on the day of their graduation.
  • "Groundhog Day" Loop
    • The premise of the manga. One of the girls heavily regrets something and causes a time-loop, until Kyousuke and the girl figure out what the exact reason for their regret is, ending the loop. These are pretty simple, with the longest being Hiyori Izumi's, which lasted for 4 days.
    • The beginning of the manga turns out to be one itself. And this one's actually the complicated one, as it's not only the longest, but spans the entire plot and its background. It was created by Chihiro, resulting in a stable-time loop.
  • Mind Screw: Trying to explain the story and which time-loop is going on at what moment will make you dizzy!
  • Ordinary Highschool Student: All of the characters, albeit with the power to create time-loops.
  • Plot Hole: The exact nature of the time-loop is never fully explained, and doesn't make sense because of the manga's events. There are 3 distinct timelines occuring. Timeline #1 gets mostly alluded to and seems to be the cause of Chihiro's original loop, in which Kyousuke leads a boring, uneventful highschool life and commits suicide on the day of graduation. Timeline #2 takes place inside Chihiro's loop, and Kyousuke winds up helping Shiina, Class Rep Hagiyama and Izumi with their own time-loops. And he seems to commit suicide because of his own, small time-loop on graduation day, realizing that saving one girl would kill another, so he chooses to kill himself to keep them safe. Timeline #3 takes place Chapter 5 onward, in which Kyousuke is already friends with Shiina, Class Rep Hagiyama and Izumi, who have not had any time-loops going on. Instead, Ootsuka has the first time-loop he experiences, despite never having met her in the previous two timelines. The other girls have their time-loops later. Again, this timeline ends with Kyousuke committing suicide to keep all five girls safe now, and resulting in Chihiro's loop of three years ago. She seems the only one to retain her memories of all of her previous loops, but not those that Kyousuke experienced, so she never knows what he's thinking. It's never explained why Kyousuke committed suicide in Timeline #1, as the reason presented in the final chapter can't apply there, nor how he manages to flip from Timeline #2 to Timeline #3 in Chihiro's time-loop.
  • Set Right What Once Went Wrong
    • The reason for the time-loops occuring. The creator made a decision and is regretting it, wondering if it was the right choice to make. The loop continues, until the regret has been dealt with.
    • Turns out that Chihiro created her own time-loop to keep Kyousuke from committing suicide on the day of graduation in three years.
  • Someone Has to Die: The final chapter's revelation. One of them will die on the day of graduation. All of the girls deaths are rather sudden, with Kyousuke's suicide being something he only did after countless attempts at keeping them safe.
  • Stable Time Loop: Hinted at throughout the manga, and revealed in the final chapter, with the manga itself being one. The manga starts as a time-loop created by Chihiro to hopefully make Kyousuke's highschool life more fun, so he won't commit suicide when they graduate. When graduation day comes, her time-loop results in her death, which causes Kyousuke to loop and save her, resulting in another girl's death. He continues to loop, realizing he can only keep them all alive by killing himself. And this results in Chihiro's time-loop spanning three years, to hopefully make his highschool life more fun and prevent his suicide.
  • True Companions: What Kyousuke and the girls end up becoming.
  • Victory-Guided Amnesia: Succeeding at breaking a loop causes the creator of the loop to forget it happened. Kyousuke's the only one that remembers a loop even went on with the four girls.
  • Walking Spoiler: Look at the tropes on this page. It's difficult to talk even slightly in-depth about the manga, without revealing something going on.