|It's Hard to Love|
|Volume 2, Chapter 17|
|Romaji||Sore wa ai no wa muzukashī|
|Translation||It's Hard to Love|
|New Characters||Rika Tachibana|
Killing Over Three Years
It's Hard to Love is the seventeenth chapter in the Koukou tekken-den tough manga, and the Seventeenth chapter in the series.
Kiichi, during dinner, recalls what had happened at the docks, as the college teacher introduces herself as Rika Tachibana, one of Goji's lovers. She then states the difference between Goji and Kiichi, and how she would like it if Kiichi would crush him. Kiichi then comes back to the current time and runs to the bathroom to throw, feeling the after effects of Goji's slam. Kiichi then trains with his father, and his father notices that Kiichi had fought with Goji, and looks at the mark left by Goji's elbow. Seiko tells him that Kiichi would have lost to Goji if the fight had continued. Seiko tells Kiichi that he has a major weakness that Goji does not, and that is the weakness of kindness as Martial arts style is meant to kill.
- Kiichi meets Rika Tachibana for the first time
- Kiichi feels the after effects of Goji's throw
- Seiko tells Kiichi that his weakness is Kindness something Goji does not have
- Goji is still angry at Kiichi and takes it out on his own dojo