Chapter 48

Chapter Info
Volume 8
Chapter 48
Kanji ただいま
Rōmaji Tadaima
Total Pages 42
Release Date February 23rd, 1994 (Tankōbon Release)
Corresponding Episodes Episode 18
Monthly Afternoon Issue 1993-10
Chapter Chronology
Chapter 47 Chapter 49

Homecoming (ただいま, Tadaima) is the 48th chapter of the Kiseijuu manga series, written and illustrated by Hitoshi Iwaaki.


The police quickly start questioning Reiko about her killing Kuramori, which she denies. After confirming Shinichi as a human, the police begin shooting Reiko. Instead of fighting back, Reiko sacrifices her body in order to protect her child. Before dying from her wounds, Reiko gives Shinichi her child, and confeses she's enjoyed her time trying to understand humans. After watching Reiko die, Shinichi is flooded with memories of his mother and all the events that lead him to this day. This causes Shinichi to cry, an emotion, he long though was lost.