[summary] No.6 ~ 35 [END]

November 30, 2013 // no. 6

Type: Summary
Chapter: 35
Series: No.6
Author/Circle: Kino Hinoki, Asano Atsuko
Rating: PG
Language: English
Notes: And that’s all, folks! Thanks for sticking with us as we switched from Scanlations to Summaries, and we hope you enjoyed this series! If anything else related to it comes up, rest assured we’ll be on top of it, but for now, we must bid a fond farewell to Shion and Nezumi…!

Chapter 35

Nezumi reminds Shion, Rikiga, and Inukashi that he was too young to really remember what happened with the Mao Massacre, but when he was 10, he met the Mayor for the first time, and the old woman who was caring for him at the time told him this was their one and only chance for revenge.

But she was easily dispatched by the Mayor’s guards, and Nezumi was locked away in the Correctional Facility, where he managed to meet Rou and his people. Then, when he was 12, Rou helped get him out, presenting Nezumi to the authorities as the sole survivor of the massacre and knowing they would take him ot the Moondrop, where Nezumi was to make his escape before arriving. That, of course, was the very stormy evening he met up with Shion.

That open window was like an order to live, to survive.

Nezumi: “Shion, you…and you alone, were the one to save me. And I’ve once again…had you save my life today.”

Shion struggles to recall why he opened that window in the first place. It had just been too much to bear, painful and frightening all at once, and he’d wanted to shout out against it all. Maybe that had been why…

But then he realizes that…no. That wasn’t the reason at all.

Shion: You called me to you.

Shion heard Nezumi calling out to him…

Elyurias: “It’s been quite some time, Singer.”

Indeed it has. Nezumi stands before the great creature that is Elyurias–or at least, that’s what humans call her–and begs her to grant humanity one final chance. But Elyurias has seen what Man is capable of and doubts it’s worth her trust.

Nezumi argues that it’s not the citizens of No.6 he trusts, but Shion alone–and then corrects himself to admit that he just wants to see where Shion will lead them. Wants to see what Shion will build upon the wreckage of No.6

Nezumi: “I want to see…with my own two eyes.”

Elyurias regards Shion–and then says she has a message for him. From Safu: That she’ll entrust everything to Shion.

Shion fires back to let Safu know that he’ll take up this challenge–and so long as he lives, he’ll never forget her.

Elyurias bids them farewell, but with a warning: Just once. Just this one time, Shion.

Then in a flash of light, she’s gone. It’s over, and Shion sinks to his knees.

But Nezumi reminds him it’s not over–this is but a new beginning. Now it’s Shion’s turn to fight.

The Mayor realizes he’s finished and bids to be left alone–and Nezumi suggests they leave, for everyone should have their final request granted.

A short while later, Shion is at last reunited with his mother, who wraps both Shion and Nezumi into a crushing hug.

Exhausted from their ordeal, Shion and Nezumi fall into bed and slip off to sleep.

When Shion wakes, though–Nezumi isn’t beside him, and he panics for a moment, thinking Nezumi left while he was asleep, but the scent of fresh bread calls him downstairs to Karan’s bakery–where he finds Nezumi awake and enjoying a fresh cup of coffee.

Nezumi: “Oh? I see our Prince has finally awoken.”

He suggests that Shion take a shower–as he’s still in his blood-stained clothes from before–while Nezumi pours him a cup of coffee. Shion takes a moment to enjoy the quiet normalness of the situation. His mother’s baking bread–the only thing she can do in these troubled times–and Nezumi remarks that she’s amazing.

But this is not their happy ending.

Nezumi is dressed and ready for a journey, hailing the weather as perfect for a walk.

They reach the edge of No.6, and Nezumi assures Shion that this is far enough, Shion doesn’t have to see him off the whole way. Shion presses again–must he leave? Indeed he must. When will he come back?

Nezumi: “Come back? There nothing for me to come back to.”

Shion is adamant that he wants to go with Nezumi, but Nezumi reminds him that they’re different beings. He is meant to wander, and Shion is meant to stay here. Such incompatible people cannot live together–Shion should know that perfectly well by now.
…and opened that window just to meet Nezumi.

Nezumi: “Shion…are you crying?”
Shion: “I’m not. I’m not a girl.”
Nezumi: “Shion…you scare me. You’re a mystery.”

Shion was able to subdue that crowd at the Moondrop, but he’s also the kind of person who cries at the drop of a hat. He can seem both ruthless and brave and pure all at the same time. And for that reason…Nezumi thinks it might not be such a bad idea to drop by again and see how Shion fares.

After all, Karan makes a mean muffin as well.

But Shion is tired of being strong and putting up a brave front–and he reaches out and grabs Nezumi’s arm, begging him not to go.

Shion: “There’s no meaning in a world without you… No meaning at all, Nezumi!”

Nezumi reaches forward and tips up his chin gently.

Nezumi: “My, my… What an unruly child. Just how old are you, boy?”

Shion is in no mood for games–struggling to express how truly serious he is, until–

Shion: “…Was that a goodbye kiss?”

Nezumi: “It was a kiss of promise. I swear we’ll meet again, Shion.

And then Nezumi is gone, and Shion can but watch him leave, Tsukiyo the only of the three mice to stay behind as small comfort.

Shion: I still don’t know your name. But…perhaps I don’t need to. Nezumi is Nezumi, someone I’ll never be able to replace.

He silently promises Nezumi he’ll wait and wait and wait. He’ll be here waiting for Nezumi to return no matter how many years pass, no matter how old he gets. The Wanderer and the Steadfast One will eventually be reunited.

And next time…he won’t sit by silently and let Nezumi leave him again.

Life progresses in the new city that’s replaced No.6, Inukashi writes in a letter to Shion. With the wall gone, Rikiga’s in high spirits as he’s able to freely go in and out of the city, and little Shion is almost 3 years old now. They ask Shion to thank his mother for the bread basket–as it was unbelievably tasty.

They understand that Shion’s a member of the Restoration Committee and probably really busy–but would he mind coming out the next time he’s off and help with some dog-washing? It might be a bit much to ask of someone so hoity-toity, but to Inukashi, Shion will always be just an idiot airhead.

Shion smiles to himself as he reads the letter–when Tsukiyo reminds him of another he must read. It seems that after the destruction of the Correctional Facility, all of those who’d been living beneath it escaped into the forest, and life is going smoothly for them now that they’ve received permission to live in the northern forests. Rou, however, lived out his days with the rest of the eldest individuals in their colony underground.

There’s a park where the Correctional Facility used to be, and Inukashi takes little Shion there to play. Time passes by, and everything changes.

But Shion has never once forgotten.

Come in, Nezumi!

He flings open the door, scattering papers all about.

Just like that night…!

There once was a city here called No.6.



  1. Thank you guys so much for all your hard work!! Is this the end of Shion and Izumi? Is their story still being continued in Light Novels, or etc?

  2. Thank you very much! I really enjoyed reading!

  3. Samii,

    (I assume you mean Nezumi? XD) It’s the end for now :( There is one final novel released last year called “No.6 Beyond” which we summarized here, but it is only 4 short stories, some in the past, some in the future, and not a single actual plot-driven story.

    If Asano-sensei is going to continue it, we’ll probably hear about it eventually! It’s heartbreaking leaving them like this :( Especially since No.6 Beyond shows us that Shion is broken without Nezumi :((((

  4. -cries- oh man… even after watching the anime and knowing what was going to happen… this was not okay ;____; just kdsfhksdhf (thank you so much though, despite my broken heart)

  5. With tears in my eyes I want to thank you Fencer, you make me happy with all this summaries… And waiting for the reunion, because Nezumi made a promise to Shion and they deserve to be happy together..

  6. *cries* (ㄒoㄒ)
    Thank you very much for all your hard work!

  7. truly sad

  8. man, this moves me to tears

  9. T_________________T! I can’t cooooope. *curls into a ball!* Shion looks so hopeful there when he opens the window – I can totally take that to mean Nezumi is actually there, can’t I? CAN’T I? YOU CAN’T STOP ME. UGH.


  10. Even after constantly rereading and rewatching this series, tears are always shed. Reunion should truly come. Thank you for all of your hard work.

  11. Thank you so much for your hard work, it’s been so sweet and sad, I hope it’ll be a continuation

  12. Man couldn’t they just make an original manga end with just them getting married, I’m so sad.
    Thanks for doing this to the end!

  13. Thank you very much!

  14. im crying so hard, i just cant believe this is the end, i thought i was ready but nope :'(

    anyway thank you so much for your work~~

  15. omfg i am crying T.T i am crying for three days already because of that dorks. anyway, thank you so much for this, i will never be able to thank you enough that is for sure.

  16. Thank you so much! All your scanlations and your summaries have been a beautiful read! Thank you!

  17. Thank you so much.

  18. Thank you so much for putting this together so quickly. I see parts of Beyond in this chapter but I really hope they’ll decide to do the rest of it, maybe just as one-shots in the magazine. Anything more would be most welcome. I’ve been living with this series for almost 3 years now from the first time I heard of it in Jan. 2011 and I just feel a little empty right now because it’s taken up a special place in my heart. Thank you once again for all your hard work :)

  19. Thank you so much for your hard working bringing these scanlations and summaries to us! If it wasn’t for you I would never been able to read such a beautiful story, thank you!

  20. thank you very much for your hard work so that we could see it to an end. :D i really enjoyed the last chapter and i can only hope there will be more and that you will be the one to translate it. i already read beyond and i hope that’s not the end of it because i really love nezumi and shion and i want them to have their happy ending together. i love you all and i’m really grateful for your translation :)

  21. **cries**

    OMG, I JUST CANT DEAL WITH THIS…. Nezumi, we dont want letters, we want YOU. ADSFADSFADS, PLEASE COME BACK.

    adsfadsf, Thank you SO MUCH for all your work!

    THANK YOU <3

  22. Thank you so much

  23. *sobs uncontrollably*
    Thank you guys so much for scanlating/summarizing this wonderful piece. I can only hope that there will be a sequel of sorts with Shion and Nezumi reuniting T~T

    Again, thank you so so so very much for all the time and effort you all put into sharing this with all of us. You all are just amazing ^_^


  24. damn I did not like the final

  25. NOO noo noo is there going to be more??? Aw man augghhh
    Thank you for uploading this god knows you didn’t have too! THANK YOU THANK YOU!!

  26. Thank you very much! That was the great manga with great and touching story! Thank you for your hard and awesome work!

  27. I’ll miss No. 6. Thank you for translate and update the summary! T^T

  28. Thank you!

  29. Me da mucha tristeza que se haya terminado el manga…aunque quedó mejor que el anime…gracias por el enorme esfuerzo que realizan al darnos este resumen, nos leemos pronto.

  30. Gosh. Wow. Thanks for translating this until the very end! The ending of the manga seems less incomplete. (No. 6 Beyond really broke my heart). It’s such a pity that we don’t get to read the whole manga but your summaries were beyond awesome!

    Shion grown up was soo cool! I really hope they do an epilogue or something of Nezumi coming back! >.< Even if it divulges from the novel, I would be so happy!

  31. Thanks a lot for doing this til the end!

  32. Thank you for all of your work on this project! You were awesome keeping up with it with the summaries!

  33. Aaaawwww…….all those feeling again when remembering the novel ending>.< Anyway, Thanksss a lot for all of your hard works all this time in finishing and working on this lovely series!!!!^_^ Hopefully, Asano sensei will be releasing another short stories or epiloque in the future!!^^

  34. Thank you for the series!

  35. Thanks for the summary, FencerX and friends. I had hoped the ending would be different from the novel but I don’t mind. At least Nezumi returned to Shion at the end. Hopefully for good.

  36. I couldn’t read this… It’s make me cry so hard….

  37. Oh my god its the end! Thanks so.much! Ah i want to screm but im at the library… this is too emotional. Thanks again for.the summary. i wanna cry

  38. I kind of wish she had split this chapter into two. This part of the novel always felt so rushed to me. :/

    I really hope that one day, a snippet of beyond will be done (specifically Shion and Nezumi’s lives). I would love to see Asano’s representation of Shion’s father. ;w;

    Also Nezumi looks so amazing in that one panel: “My, my… What an unruly child. Just how old are you, boy?”

    Waaah I’m going to miss this. Thank you all so much for summarizing these! I look forward to when they’ll be released in America. :)

  39. Thank you D’: you guys are so great!

  40. Thank you so much.. =)

  41. How many volumes are there? from the manga
    cause i want to buyy °^°

  42. KChii,

    I believe there will be 8 or 9 by the end ^^

  43. fencer_x
    Thanku very much

  44. It helps me to imagine that Shion opened the door in the last panel for the same reason he did it the first time. If Nezumi indeed called to Shion in the past, couldn’t it be possible that he did so again? I haven’t read the novel everyone talks about…I don’t want to see Shion broken.. Maybe I will read it later, but for now, this is how I interpreted it. And then it’s not so bad after all!

  45. I’m dying on the inside ;n;. I would give anything in the world for there to be a sequel where they get reunited. I’m going to be wallowing in angst for the rest of my life now. This is my third favourite series of all time. And now I’m going to be crying for the rest of my life.

  46. thank you for the scanlations. really appreciate them. i believe that 1 day nezumi will come back cz he’s x a person dat will break his promises easily. they shud be 2gether 1 day when they are an adult already. :’)

  47. I recently found someone’s scans of Beyond with Nezumi meeting the musical traveler. Will you guys be doing a summary for it?

  48. Reilie,

    We already did :P Try browsing our Summary tag or look in the No.6 category. We did this quite a long while ago.

  49. Reilie,

    We don’t summarize anything not published in Aria, as far as comics go ^^; All of the contents of Beyond were already summarized by our group, besides.

  50. Thank you very much!

  51. omg I hope the author will continue this! I am crying my heart out right now…. That ending was beautiful and omg it didn’t fail to meet up with the ending of the anime! T^T

    Thank you sooooo much for making these summaries! You people are awesome! I am out of words to use for your awesomeness!

  52. Thank you so much for the summaries! I’m all teary-eyed now because Nezumi and Shion did not stay together at the end. I was SO hoping for that. But, that kiss gave me life!!

  53. Thank you guys so much for all your hard work

  54. ToT I AM CRYING. AH GAWD. COME BACK TO SHION, NEZUMI! I WILL NOT DIE UNTIL I KNOW FOR SURE THAT THEY REUNITED (even if that is in like 70 years) OTP OTP OTP!!! Thank you so much for doing this! I can’t even… ToT

  55. Thank you for the translations! This was my first yaoi to find as I only clicked on it because the title was unique. I never expected myself to be so attached to this manga !’ but that’s what a wonderful story does. I screamed, I laughed, I smiled and I cried. I don’t regret reading this one bit, and I think everyone should give this manga a try. Did anyone read the beyond novel for no.6?? (Extremely recommend you read it!!!) A sequel is suppose to solve all the questions from the cliff hanger of the manga and anime so why is asano-San doing this to me. All I wanted was nezumi and shion to be together T-T and they should use the new info from the sequel to make a new season!! The new details of shion’s dad going to No.6 and meeting Nezumi opens up a new wonderful plot which can be used to make a new season. I want to know if shion’s dad is the new enemy, if shion makes it through being one of the leaders. If Nezumi let’s his heart open and realize that no one can live forward without their love beside them. It’s not pleading to the past, but rather making the past a new future! Hopefully, asano-senpai thought of this novel closely to her and made the sequel as it is to continue this as a second season. This is one of the best mangas I’ve read with loving and fantastic characters like this.. I hope she can read all these comments and solve our prayers by continuing. This cannot be the last we see of these two, the characters and plot were too well developed to end so soon with only 11 episodes and 9 mangas :( -crosses my fingers and prays-

  56. Finally end!!!! ;;_;; Thank you for your spoil ;;_;;
    By the way, Can I ask to use your scanlation and share this link to my site? Just this No. 6’s chapper :3
    Thanks :*

  57. Thank you for your hard work :-) ! BY THE WAY PLEASE can you someone explain that end to me?Shion opened the door because Nezumi came back or did he open just like that? :-(

  58. I know this series through anime. At first I got surprised about the BL vibes it got me from the start. I would just going to pass it (since that and shoujo are mostly stuff I obviously keep away from), but I Nezumi`s eyes close up scene when he broke into Shion`s room really got me. That grey look was just beautiful so I just go on with it, and it really wasn’t like that at all.

    It was before they made the manga adaption. I wish I knew about the manga sooner. It`s just too late now T__T The manga even got licensed long ago and there`s no way I can afford to have them in my shelf. Last but not least, all the scanlation… *HEADSLAM* *HEADSLAM* *HEADSLAM*

  59. Omg, I don’t know how to thank you. This is my favorite anime and manga. THANK YOU, THAAAAAAAAAAAANK YOU SO MUCH. I cried like a fucking bitch.

  60. thank you so so much for the summaries, bless you!!!!! i devoured the anime in only one day and it felt like they didn’t explain the plot at all and i felt like i have to know more and manga was everything i hoped it to be, now i’m gonna space off for the rest of the day lol

  61. Ever since I finished 9th Ave’s translations I’ve been spacing out nonstop, and now I know I will never be able to let go of this. I’ll probably have to start writing my own fanfic just to quell the effing feels. Thanks for the summary; to the point and does not leave anything out! This is such a beautiful story and really reminds me of the “His Dark Materials” YA series. omg I have to return to the real world now…this is too much!!!!

  62. This ending, for me, is much better than the anime’s. Still sad that they couldn’t be together “and live happily ever after,” as far as the usual endings go, but nevertheless, it’s comforting that despite the distance, they are still in each other’s hearts..now that’s romantic! So sad that this ended already, but I am hoping there will be another installment, even if short. I just wanted to see them a tad bit older, and if they will be ending up together finally. Thank you for your hard work! :)

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