The character is watching a firework show. From what I gather from the next sequence, the fireworks are shot in sequence (連発)

BEFORE the sequence itself happens, the character says this:


My understanding from context is that he's wondering if the 連発 are coming next. However, why is the past form used?

Given he's speculating if the next firework will be 連発, should it not the


Why is the past form used for a sequence that has yet to start?

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English speakers also say "The time has come" immediately before something actually starts, so this is in the same vein. The speaker noticed something, and is thinking the (time for) 連発 might have already arrived.

来るかも would mean "it may (or may not) come (in the future)".

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