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“The mechanised goddess spoke to me in a dream… She told me that over time, I would be tasked with drinking the sacred sake in order to assure the certainty of the world’s cheaper prices.” Mr. Verdelet had said he still performed the ritual in secret, regardless of whether he really had heard of such a prophecy or not.

The year is 2013…. In the extremely prosperous Shinjuku district of Tokyo. It is said that a group of people have gathered at the famous “Izakaya Fūin Higashishinjuku-Ten” *(Seal Izakaya, East Shinjuku), a quiet storefront in part of a lively community. This is part of a record from a newspaper reporter who was called to the Izakaya as a writer.

19 : 00[]

When I had headed to the assigned Izakaya on time, I found that the group of people to be interviewed were just entering their private room. The Izakaya is small and very old, and it seemed that it wasn’t designed with the intention of holding such a large number of customers… But as I stepped inside, my impression completely changed. Inside… Were two giant dragons. It would be a pain to explain the how, but they were there. Somehow, they were in the back.

As I enter the private room, I notice something like a floating mass of chicken bones fluttering under a muffler-like piece of cloth and frolicking about.

( ※Since there are many people, their names are written at the beginning of their conversation records.)

No.7

Woooah! Look at this, Nier! This room is so pretty and spacious! I was a little worried because there were so many people, and some of them look really big, but I think I’ll be alright!

Yonah

Brother, look! This room is so big… These square cushions are so cute, too! Look, when you turn it over you can see a beautiful red and black picture painted on them. I love that!

Nier

They’re very nice, Yonah. Doesn’t it look a bit like a magic circle…? … It’s probably just my imagination. I’ll get you a lot of good food today.

Yonah

Okay! … Hey, brother. Does that person with the shiny head have the same illness that I do? There’s a black pattern on it… I feel ill, brother.

Kainé

Who gives a shit? Nier, tell that bald bastard over there to hurry up and give me some meat, or else that red dragon’ll ◯※✕△, ✕⏹♪◆◯◯※✕, and then with that black dragon it’ll ✕⏹♪◆◯◯※✕△…

Nier

Stop it, Kainé…! It was explained to me earlier that the red dragon over there belongs to Mr. Caim, and the black dragon off that way is Mr. Nowe’s good companion.

Kainé

Tch, I know.

No.7

……… I have a shiny head and don’t have any hair, either.

The group in the foreground seems to be rather young. I find myself questioning why the groin of the ill-clad woman with the foul mouth has such a strange bulge, but considering that it’s nothing to ask someone in person, I decide to leave it alone. Two impressively bound books, one black and one white, accompany the young man called Nier. After floating in the air, they seem to settle down on a table a little further away.

After some time passes by, all the tables are filled with drinks and snacks. Mr. Verdelet, the organiser of this gathering and the person who had called me to cover it, begins his greeting.

Verdelet

All of you, thank you for coming. For those whose fates are tied through your bond with your dragons… You have lived through many painful memories, and have bore witness to the ends of your lives of misery, over and over… But for tonight, I would like for you to cast your misery aside, and enjoy yourselves. Now, for the time being… A toast.

And with the sound of many glasses clinking together, the fancy dinner party begins. I sip lightly at a beer, and, as instructed to by Mr. Verdelet, decide to go around the seats and record the conversations from there.

19 : 20[]

Good evening. Is it okay for me to sit in this seat for a little while?

Caim

…………

Angelus

I do not mind.

Furiae

Please. My brother cannot speak, but I am sure he does not mind.

I see, thank you. Well, from the looks of things, it seems like we’re short of some people.

Furiae

Did you mean Inuart? He couldn't seem to find his dragon to ride, so I think he'll likely be arriving behind schedule.

He couldn't find his dragon?

Angelus

Do you see the young man with dragon-like eyes at the table over there? The black dragon has shown his preference for that young man, and Inuart has been left ignored

Hmm… There are some complicated circumstances here…

Furiae

Do not worry. Thanks to those circumstances, I can be alone with Caim… …Hmhmhm~

Caim

…………

Angelus

Perhaps the pace of the sake is a little too quick for the Goddess of the Seal. Her face grows red. I worry about Caim as well…

Furiae

Don't call me a Goddess now! I'm just…… My brother’s… A sister's…… And as a woman…… Excuse me, give me a cocktail, one cassis blood orange.

Angelus

Gracious… Everyone, be it a goddess or royalty, is matched in their idiocy… I will take my leave.

Caim

……!

Angelus

……Why must you cling to my tail?

Caim

…………!

Angelus

……Well, if that is what you want, I won't deny you. I will stay here.

Furiae

Caim… So much care for that dragon… He cares more for it after all!!

speaker

Well, what's the air like in the middle of this awkward love triangle…? S-so. You're all in Tokyo for the first time, right? Did you do some sightseeing?

Furiae

Sightseeing? Oh, Verdelet took me to Odaiba. The goddess of Odaiba[1] seemed to be at ease… I was very envious.

Odaiba! It's a nice place, and the shopping there is fun! Oh yes, when it comes to sightseeing in Tokyo, I would recommend the Sky Tree and Tokyo Tower.

Caim

!!

UWAAAAH! C-Can you not swing your sword so suddenly like that!? Did I say something wrong?

Angelus

You had used what is commonly called an NG word[2].

Furiae

To say such a thing in front of Caim……

Caim

……! ……!!

Angelus

Enough. Even if you were to kill this person, what is destined for us will not change.

Furiae

I knew it! You two are-!! Oh, please give me another cup! The sake! It’s been exhausted!! Verdelet!! Hurry!!

Verdelet

……Goddess, is your trauma so terrible…… Excuse me, but one Bloody Mary.

Clerk

Coming right up! Our course menu from now will be assorted boiled eggs, with added salt from Shinjuku. Please enjoy this dish alongside the sprinkled pure white salt.

As soon as the sound of the plate with a delicious white boiled egg[3] being placed on the table meets our ears, Ms. Furiae’s eyes suddenly begin to bulge. I hurriedly withdrew in a panic from what a horror movie this became.

Furiae

Ah…… Ah……! F-Forgive me. When I see so many eggs, I start having something like allergies…… Cough, ah……!

Ah, your eyes look awful. Let's have another person eat this dish!!

I leave Verdelet to Furiae, who was crying while holding a ginkgo skewer, and move to the table of the young people who seemed like they would enjoy the plate of boiled eggs.

Hello! Um, would any of you like to eat this boiled egg?

Nier

That's……!!

Yonah

Brother!! It’s snow… It looks like snow… I'm scared, I’m scareed…

Nier

I'm sorry, we... we're not that good with salt.

Oh! Is it not the egg, but the salt?

Kainé

It's fine. Send it my way. I'll eat it.

No.7

Honestly, Kainé. Don’t you know that you’ll get high cholesterol if you eat so many eggs?

Kainé

Hmph. How about I pull these eggs from your ass one after another, ○※ × △, ♪◆○○※×△, and ×○○※×△?

No. 7

Well I can't have that kind of sexual harassment on my body, so that’s not a threat.

Kainé

Hey, there's a ■◆○○※× clerk! Get us a barrel of beer.

Decadus

Understood! To put something like eggs… in such a place… Unnnaghhh!!

Yonah

Brother, that clerk looks like he'll be sick!

Nier

Let’s get you away from here, Yonah. I’ll cover your little ears so you don't have to hear all these bad words.

No.7

Ah, Nier!! I’m… My…… I want Mr. Nier to cover mine too…… But I really can't say something like that!

Kainé is devouring the course menu with great momentum. The clerk with the name tag "Decadus" who had come to ask for the order clearly has a bulging crotch. This clerk trembles as he watches Kainé crushing and eating two boiled eggs in her right hand, and after finishing with that, she kicks him back to the kitchen. What is Mr. Nier's daily life like to be completely unaffected by this situation?

Nier

Hm? Come to think of it… Where did Weiss go? Grimoire Noir's gone too.

19 : 40[]

It was when I had dropped in on the table with the white and black book Mr. Nier brought in that I was beginning to wonder if I had too much to drink. Within a moment my eyes were met with shining white in a moderately hazed first impression… That is to say, a “Good-natured voice”[4] speaking in Kansai-ben echoed beneath my consciousness.

“Seal Prism Power… Make-up!!!” (VA: Peter)

Light bursts forth. When I open my eyes, I see a woman wearing a mask. Though I can’t see her face with it on, she does have a very curvaceous body… Yet, she seems to be lacking in any soft floral scent.

Um, are you the one who was late?

Red-Masked Woman

I have been here since earlier.

What was that spell you just did?

Red-Masked Woman

It is merely something I did on a whim. I have heard that such spells are linked with transformations in this world.

Won’t you take off your mask?

Red-Masked Woman

Only those who are in a pact may see this face… Are you willing to present to me your heart?

… Well, that’s a bit…

Red-Masked Woman

I will not truly take it. That said, I am already engaged in a pact…

Ehhh…? Looks like you’re engaged~

I left my seat for a bit because of an incoming call on my cell phone. By the time I return to the table, I see the red-masked woman, a white and black book, and a bearded man who seems to have a foul-tempered personality enjoying a chat. Did the bearded person call himself Mr. Gismor? A clerk is called over by them to come take their orders, but this doesn’t work out at all.

Decadus

Would you like to place your order? (VA: Kazuhiko Inoue)

Red-Masked Woman

I… would like a beer, please. (VA: Peter)

Grimoire Weiss

One ginger ale. (VA: Peter)

Gismor

I want the “Makaienosasoi” soju, on the rocks. (VA: Tachiki Fumihiko)

Grimoire Noir

The Demon King.[5] (VA: Tachiki Fumihiko)

The clerk keeps his smile and takes a moment to gather everything together, which should have been it. I couldn’t tell at all by hearing who ordered what.

Decadus

… Eh- Can you repeat your orders, please? The white book ordered beer… (VA: Kazuhiko Inoue)

Red-Masked Woman

Wrong, I was the one who had ordered the beer! (VA: Peter)

Decadus

Ahh, my apologies. S-So here, the black book ordered one “Makaihenosasoi”………

Gismor

You must be joking! The “Makaienosasoi” was me! (VA: Tachiki Fumihiko)

Decadus

Ahh! To have the tip of such a sword at my throat… I can’t bear it, ah! (VA: Kazuhiko Inoue)

Grimoire Noir

And I am asking for the Demon King… I shall repeat myself as many times as it takes, if the order is so overwhelming! Take my order!! TAKE MY ORDER!!! (VA: Tachiki Fumihiko)

Decadus

I-I’ll bring them all together, so I would like to ask you to divide them all separately yourselves and— (VA: Kazuhiko Inoue)

Everyone

Absolutely not!

Decadus

Ahh, I can’t do this… To hear such beautiful commanding words of punishment…! (VA: Kazuhiko Inoue)

How difficult it was to tell the difference between all of them, even given the fact all four look completely different from each other… With the clerk’s pride in mind, I tell the white and black books “Mr. Nier was looking for you,” and leave the table that was causing me such auditory confusion. Later, it had seemed that the clerk had spilled both the “Demon King” and the “Makaienosasoi” on Mr. Gismor, and looked to be frozen stiff in his attempts to wipe him clean. I feel like I heard a cry of joy that seemed almost as if it had flown out, and even panting, but didn’t see a thing.

20 : 00[]

After leaving the toilet, I go back to the table with the black dragon again. Perhaps with a relative, the black dragon seems to be having a friendly conversation with a young man.

Excuse me, can I join in with this table?

Nowe

Oh, of course. We don't mind, right, Legna?

Legna

Hmph, perhaps you can pay it no mind. As a feast for humans; I have no interest in the first place.

Eris

Come to think of it, wasn't he called here earlier? Oh, what was he called… Inu… Inu… Mr. Inu-something was invited here.

Legna

As far as that man is concerned, I have already left him in my past. Youngsters like you would have no interest in hearing of it.

Manah

How cold of you……

U-Um, the fried chicken and sushi boats[6] are here, so please come and dig in!

Zhangpo

Damn… The fried stuff looks delicious…! I want the amberjack sashimi~!

Hanch

Oh, good grief. Am I glad I was on time. Oh, won’t you eat any of the fried chicken? Is it okay if I have it?

Is... That Ms. Hanch? It seems now that you were late, but your clothes are soaked. Was it raining outside?

Hanch

Oh, must you really call attention to a ugly and lowly woman like me? Ah… No, there isn’t a need to worry yourself about me. There was no rain.

Did you happen to see a lost-looking man with a harp on the way?

Hanch

I don't know. More importantly, I'm hungry and want to eat… I really want to eaaat…

Oh, i-if you're hungry, maybe we can order more.

Hanch

Really? Then, I wonder if you can treat me… Is it okay to eat mackerel or something?

Zhangpo

Damn, this poached mackerel is good~ Such good mackerel…!

Poached mackerel is delicious, isn't it?

Hanch

Cleeerk. Come heeere…… Give it to mee… Poached… Poached… Poached…!! Poached, poached, poached!! Mackereeeeel~

Caim

…………

Ms. Hanch, the one-eyed person over there is glaring at us. He's glaring at us.

Hanch

Not fond of it, is he…? Looks like you aren’t happy to see me~ You seem to be a very strong man, but you aren’t worth my trouble. You couldn't save your sister, so you're only interested in clinging to that red dragon. I’m not wrong, am I?

Caim

………………

M-M-M-M-Mr. Caim, let's go over there with the sword. Yes, yes.

Hanch

Ah~ This mackerel is delicious~

Zhangpo

Urgh… Ugh, the nerve to eat so much…!

Caim and Hanch, who was still wet even after getting wiped up, are hurriedly separated. Just as I take a breather, I spot a young boy with silky hair and a nice scent running up to Manah. Although he looked young, he actually happened to be quite old.

Seere

Good evening! Are you having fun, Manah?

Manah

Seere… I wonder which Seere you are? No one can tell if you are the old Seere or the hierarch Seere by just looking at you.

Seere

Ahaha! It does not matter which one I am. I’m just glad to be together with you, Manah. Why don’t we hold hands and dance?

Umm… Did he drink something?

Leonard

Ahh, forgive me. Seere had told me that he wanted to try it, so I gave him just a sip of sweet wine, just a sip of it, mouth-to-mouth!

… You did it mouth-to-mouth.

Leonard

Ah- it is just… He had smelled very nice, that I had acted without thinking, and, so…

Seere

I feel really great right now! Hey, Manah! Can the both of us dance together?

Manah

No, I can’t dance…

Seere

That isn’t true! You’re really good at dancing! You just forgot, that’s all! I’ll go and call for two people who can do great performances and play on the lyre, you won’t worry so much then! Come on Manah, take my hand!!

When Seere called out for them, two beautiful twins by the names of Devola and Popola arrived, casting a solemn bow and one beginning to play the lyre.

Devola/Popola

Kuwata~ ♪

Seere

Hey, Manah! A long time ago, me and you used to dance just like this! Isn’t it fun~?

Manah

S-Stop it… I-If we… Keep spinning around like this, then I… I’ll…!

Nowe

Manah! Are you alright?

Eris

… It seems like Nowe only cares to worry himself about that girl.

Nowe

Eris, I don’t mean it like that…! I was only speaking in concern that these shrimp crackers would be blown away in the wind caused by her stepping about like that.

Devola/Popola

Lalalala, lalalala ♪

Seere

Lalalala, lalalala~

Manah

…Stop it… Please, no more… Lala, la~

Um, how is…-? His sister’s clothes just turned red… I think her eyes are going crazy, too…

Manah

Lalalalala… La, lala… The Watchers do not laugh.

O-Oh!? His sister’s growing smaller! Now she’s the same height as Seere!? What’s more, her voice sounds so threatening! What does this mean, Mr. Verdelet!?

Verdelet

Ohhh… This is the tragic fate of the twins. No soul shall be able to put a stop to them now…

Stop them!! Stop them, please! You’re the hierarch!!

Manah

The Watchers do not laugh, the Watchers must not wake! Lalalalala~

At that moment, a crying moan was heard from the table a little distance away. Furiae, who had been sobbing to herself while holding a ginkgo skewer until a while ago, stands up with a mug in her hand and comes over here.

Ms. Furiae, what happened?

Furiae

I… I’m just a girl, a normal girl… What is this? This… Dirt?

Manah

Lalalalala, lalalalala~

Seere

Ohhh, what am I going to do!? Both of the sisters here have lost their minds~☆!

Leonard

Ahh, my Seere…!! He is beautiful even in insanity…!

Stop that!! You just can’t help yourself because you’re drunk right now!! Th-That’s right, where is Mr. Caim!? If you yourself are an older brother, surely you can rely on Caim to help you out!

Red-Masked Woman

And how could he help? Caim is already drunk himself; he is lying asleep on my lap.

Ahhhhh, like the “Best Ending” of the extremely elusive “Angelegna”!

Furiae

Forget the seal and help me! Stupid man! Please help me! Please… Hold me, my brother. Why must he look at only the red dragon and no one else!? Why would he not give up his life for me!? How cruel… He must be some demon! I cannot stand this! Look at me!! Don’t look at me! No…! Other…!

Manah

So, you failed at playing Goddess. Now what?

Seere

Yes, yes! You failed at playing Goddess! Now what?

Devola/Popola

Kuwata~ ♪

They’ve fallen into a trance!!

20 : 18[]

As things grow to an outrageous level, a gallant saviour appears at this crazy table in a ridiculous-looking state… Kainé, in her underwear, holds a knife in her right hand and salad tongs in her left. Kainé lifts one leg of the table where Seere and Manah are dancing, and crashes it to the ground with several large thumps, halting the movement around her. With the knife, she cuts the strings of Ms. Devola’s lyre, and sprays Ms. Popola with the wine decanter nearby.

Devola

Ahh, Popola!? What a… She’s acting like she’s possessed by some kind of demon!

Kainé

Shut it, shitheads! Even though you’ve been hanging out in here, you sing and dance and don’t eat a damn thing… Go do that outside! The middle of you ✱△⭘☆s brains must be rotting. Who the hell got the nerve to gather all you numbfucked bastards here…!?

Verdelet

Kainé… What would the Gods say…?

Kainé

Shut your goddamn mouth, you morose little ■⭘※△!! You can take your ⭘※✕■♪◆⭘⭘ and shove it up your ass, shit it out whole and cut it up into bits!

Nier

Hey hey hey! Don’t say those kinds of things in front of Yonah, Kainé!

Yonah

Brother, isn’t this melon delicious? Hey brother, what is ⭘※△? Do you have one too?

No. 7

Nier’s…… ⭘※△ …… Nier’s…… ⭘※△……

Nier

Ahhhhhh… I can't do this anymore. I don’t want to be in this kind of place anymore… I can’t help save Yonah anyways, and no matter what I do, I’ll just disappear…

Grimoire Weiss

Do not speak such hopeless lies!

Nowe

Grimoire Weiss is right! … At any rate, that’s a terrible image for our eyes…

Urick

Hmm… Nowe, it wouldn’t be good if you were to die like that, would it now?

Eris

Urick, since when did you get here?

Urick

Oi, so you could get rid of this guy for me. It’s a bother how he clings to me so.

Yaha

Ahh, Urick... I want to make memories with you. Memories as near as those of Ni-Chome as well, memories held dear to my heart… Dear to my heart…

Urick

Yaha… I would rather we just stay as friends.

Yaha

But if we were to do that, you would not even spare a look back at my lustre… Could I truly be content with such a fate?

Hanch

Ohhhh, I don’t like the sound of this… Is that why you’re treating him so coldly? Oh, noooo, I don’t think that’s just tacky of you… I think it’s pitiable. But what would I know?

The voice of the strange masked man holds a respectable presence to it, like the coolness of Yusaku Matsuda’s[7] when he came to drink in Golden Gai. A smiling Yonah rushes to Mr. Urick’s knees.

Yonah

Your mask is so cool! But, is it really a mask?

Urick

……

Yonah

You can’t drink with that mask on, can you? Do you think your mask is cool? Do you?

Urick

……

Yonah

I knew it! So cool, it really is a neat mask~! Even if you can’t eat this dessert melon…~

In the background of Yonah’s carefree words to the now-silenced Urick, Kainé’s tongs seemed to be placed in Yaha’s ⭘⭘⭘ with their ⭘⭘⭘⭘⭘ out on the table. I pretended not to see it.

20 : 45[]

The alcohol is finally starting to get to everyone, and I can’t keep in my vomit anymore. I’m just sitting in a corner of the room, hiding from the anger, the swearing, the flying plates and glasses, and can do nothing but record their remarks.

Kainé

Is that how you bastards wanna play it!? I won’t give a damn enough to remember any of your bullshit ramblings about love; I’ll make sure you stuff it and keep your mouths shut by ⭘※✕△ and ✕■♪◆⭘⭘※✕△, ✕■♪◆⭘⭘※✕△ in ✕■♪◆⭘☆÷ and hammer it into your fucking skulls!

Arioch

In the end, if you only kill with no regard of age or ethics, do you think it really matters whether you die on the way or live to the end if you can’t even enjoy a good meal~?

Eris

And in the end that miserable thing will be here and there seducing others into her lies… While I’m trying my best with this seal branded onto my body… That horrible, horrible, horrible man!!

Manah

Lalalala, lalalalalalalalalalalalalalalalalalalalalalala, forgive me… Forgive me, mother!

Yonah

Brother, look! When I go under Manah while she spins like this, the wind is nice and cool!

Nier

Miss Furiae, would you have a look at this? Isn’t my little sister just the cutest? Such an innocent and beautiful girl… *Like mother, like daughter. I think that's just it… Why I must protect Yonah for the rest of my life! So we can always, always be together… *The proverb here in Japanese directly translates to “You can’t fight blood.”, a likely prod at Furiae’s lust for Caim.

Furiae

Yes, I can understand. It was just like me and Caim, when we were both small… But now, not under any circumstances can I say forever and ever and ever and ever and ever…

20 : 50[]

I was so scared that I could even hear the voices from the next room when I was crouching by the wall. The noise from that room mixes with the uproar in this room, and it echoes within my head.

「All the apostles line up there! We will be giving our rankings for tonight!」

Tonight’s rankings? I wonder what that is.

「Decadus takes too long. Cent talks too much. And it's been too long since Octa had gone in. Also, it doesn't matter that it's big, it matters if it's hard. Of course, it doesn't have to be long-lasting, nor does it have to be frequent. Don't make me say it over and over.」

I heard something like a pant coming from the nice voice of the masochistic clerk, but after a moment there was nothing else… And for some reason or another, I had caught an indistinctive scent coming faintly from the other side of the wall…

「Hey, you shitty dragon!! Don't rub there!」

「There's nothing I can do about it, Dito! I can't stop! I can't stop!」

「Damn it!! Zero! Do something! Stop Mikhail from shitting!!」

「Hmmm, hmm, it's coming out ~」

It seems that the group next door is pretty dangerous. It's best for me not to get involved.

Devola

Ah, mister clerk~ Excuuuuuuuuse me, I’d like a shaoxing wine with a lizard's tail, boiled please~

Clerk

Oh, I'm sorry, we've already taken the last order~ It's a two-hour system, so it's about time to pay.

Popola

Noooooo, don’t stoppppp!! It’s way too late to stooooop!!

"Izakaya Fūin Higashishinjuku-Ten" is scary. Seriously scary. As I nervously pinched my nose and looked back over my shoulder, Manah, who had been spinning, had finally put an end to her rapid revolution on the table. Manah falls flat on all fours, pants and gasps for air, and groans out in the deep voice of a man.

Manah

I really, really… Don't want to be involved with "Drakengard" anymore… I don't want to appear in "3". I don't want to appear in "3", I don't want to appear in "3", I don't want to appear in "3", I don't want to appear in "3", I don't want to appear in "3", I don't want to appear in "3", I don't want to appear in "3", I don't want to appear in "3", I don't want to appear in "3", I don't want to appear in "3", I don't want to appear in "threeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee". Lalalalalalalalalalala.

Eris

It's fine if you go. Just go and leave, you vixen!!!!

Furiae

Yes, it's no good staying here, at any rate… Not if this body is unable to be united with the person I love.

Seere

That's right, at any rate, you won’t receive the affection of the person you love most.

No.7

That's right, at any rate, your feelings can’t reach them.

Caim

…………………………………

「At any rate.」

「At any rate.」

「At any rate.」

「At any rate.」「At any rate.」

「At any rate.」「At any rate.」

「At any rate.」「At any rate.」

「At any rate.」「At any rate.」

「At any rate.」「At any rate.」「At any rate.」

「Everyone will die at any rate.」

A little girl stands up from the centre of a cushion cut in the shape of a magic circle, twists her body dyed with black letters, and smiles with a laugh.

「Yes! I think so too!」

The stink that drifts in from the next room grows even stronger. In the background, I hear Mr. Verdelet casting a mysterious spell. At last, I finally cover my ears and hold my breath.

「Excuse me!! It's about time to pay, so I've got the bill!! Your total is——」

The wall that separates the neighbouring room from this room is shot through by something like a warm black bullet and collapses away. The majority of cushions let out a dazzling shine, and in a puff of smoke, the entirety of the private room was wrapped in pure, white light.

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"That was all from the reporter’s record. Only the recording terminal was left at the site, and it was found impossible to salvage anymore information. It will be stored in this state as valuable material in the observation of the “Potential World”."


  1. 1: goddess of Odaiba: reference to the Odaiba Statue of Liberty, known in Japan as “自由の女神像”, 自由 = Freedom, 女神 = Goddess, and 像 = Statue.
  2. 2: NG: abbreviation for "No Good"
  3. 3: white boiled egg: the Seeds of Resurrection/Destruction are the Eggs of Rebirth (Saisei no Tamago) in Japanese.
  4. 4: ”Good-natured voice” is written in the Kansai-Ben fashion here.
  5. 5: Demon King: the term would be “Shadowlord” in the English localization.
  6. 6: Sushi boat: a vast assortment of sushi and sashimi sorted on a usually wooden or bamboo boat. Popular at Japanese restaurants and izakayas.
  7. 7: Yusaku Matsuda: a popular Japanese actor from the 1970′s-80′s who was well known for starring in action films of the time.
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