Friday, September 23, 2011

Translation: Densetsu no Yuusha Da Garn Episode 24

So, while my brain tries to catch up with my body in terms of exhaustion, let's get today's post out of the way.

Violetche may be an evil dickhead, but you can't deny, the dude brings the education. Without question, this is one of the best 'monologuing' supervillain scenes I've ever seen. Why that is, I'll leave for you to see.

(It's beneath the cut, of course.)

[Opening Theme]
Just as the wind rushes for the sky
I'm gonna take to the air, some day
I know I can, I believe in it
There's a power out there that the grown-ups have lost
And I'm gonna take it back, right now
I think that you can do it, too
Hey, I'm not very strong all by myself, either
But maybe, if we helped each other out...
We can fly! The Earth is our great ship!
Say, "Da Garn, stand tall!"
And head for the light of our endless future


SEIJI: My name's Takasugi Seiji, and I'm in 6th grade! I'm the commander of the Brave Fighters who protect the Earth! Brave Fighters are like avatars of the planet's will. They awoke from their long slumber to destroy invaders from space!

SEIJI: We beat Butcho and Redlone, who "came to take the planet's life," so I guess me and my Brave Fighters are unbeatable! ... or so I thought, but now more enemies are showing up! Now it's this pink-haired woman in skin-tight latex! She trapped me inside this doll robot and I really thought I was a goner! Now I hear Seven Changer's making trouble in Africa... geez, I never get a minute's rest!

0:02:12
TITLE: A Continent Divided

0:03:07
MORISAWA: Look lively, kids! You can't be tired yet!

KID: My body's about to give out! I didn't sign up for a marathon!

PINK: Oh, I would like a rest, too!

SEIJI: I'm exhausted!

HIKARU: Come on! Be a man! If I can do it, so can you!

SEIJI: Even men get tired, sometimes!

0:03:33
MORISAWA: Hang in there, Sakurakouji!

MORISAWA: What's wrong, Sakurakouji? Are you feeling ill?

0:04:13
MORISAWA: Hey! Are you okay?

HIKARU: Sakurakouji!

BOY: She's not moving!

SEIJI: Stay with us!

0:04:18
SIGN: Health Room

NURSE: Children these days have so little stamina. She needs to eat more protein and put a little weight on.

SEIJI: It's because Morisoba pushed her too hard.

HIKARU: I agree. Sakurakouji's always been delicate.

NURSE: Back to class with you, now.

HOTARU: The Earth... will be ripped to pieces...

HOTARU: The Earth...

SEIJI: The Earth will be ripped to pieces?

MISUZU: Repeating the news from earlier: The entire east half of the African continent has begun experiencing seismic activity on a massive scale.

HIKARU: Seiji, come here. Your mom's on.

SEIJI: Mom? At a time like this?

MISUZU: The power and scale of earthquakes, surface rupturing, and volcanic eruptions in the area have been steadily increasing throughout the day. We go now to special correspondent Tabata who is live at the scene.

HOTARU: Someone... help us...

SEIJI: The Earth will be ripped to pieces...

0:05:23
SEIJI: I gotta hurry!

HIKARU: Hang on! You're on cleaning duty!

SEIJI: Can't stay, gotta go! I ain't got time for cleaning!

HIKARU: Oh please! Where is he going when he runs off like that?

BISON: Hey boss, you really think the enemy's behind this stuff in Africa?

SEIJI: Just trust me! I'm sure I'm right this time! ... at least I hope so. Sakurakouji's predictions tend to be on the money, after all...

SKY: Captain! We're nearing the African continent!

0:05:56
PINKY: Seven Changer! What is going on in Africa!? Tell me plainly!

SEVEN: Violetche has discovered a Planet Energy Reservoir.

PINKY: So why are you just letting it happen!? I thought you were supposed to be helping me!

SEVEN: I don't recall agreeing to that.

PINKY: What?

SEVEN: I have things to do. Goodbye.

PINKY: Seven Changer!

PINKY: I didn't ask for this! Come on! I'm surrounded by idiots!

0:06:35
MAN: It seems to have settled for now.

WOMAN: But what happens a few minutes from now?

MAN: Come on, calm down! The earthquake's over! Calm down, I said!

SEIJI: This is amazing. Wish I'd brought my camcorder!

SKY: Captain, we're nearing the epicenter of the seismic activity.

BISON: Looks like the earthquakes have settled for now.

SEIJI: Okay! Make for land, everyone!

ROBOTS: Yes, sir!

0:07:03
VIOLETCHE: At last, my guests have arrived.

DAGARN: Combine! Da Garn X!

SEIJI: They've gotta have a digging device or a base somewhere around here! Everyone, split up and search for it! If you find it, destroy it immediately, then meet back here as soon as possible! Understand?

ROBOTS: Sir!

SEIJI: Set out immediately! Da Garn, set me down here a minute.

SEIJI: Hang on a sec!

JUMBO: Captain! Where are you going?

SEIJI: Nature calls, nature calls!

JUMBO: Nature calls?

BIG: Hey Da Garn, what does 'Nature calls' mean?

DAGARN: I have never heard the term myself.

SEIJI: I sure wish this thing had a zipper sometimes.

SEIJI: Good boy, good boy! You don't want to eat me, so go on now!

SEIJI: Someone help me!

SEIJI: Help me!

VIOLETCHE: Pitiful. How is it that neither Redlone nor Pinky ever thought of this?

BIG: Where'd the boss go? He's been gone for ages.

DRILL: Nature must've really been calling.

JUMBO: What do we do, Da Garn?

BIG: Well complainin' here ain't gonna fix anything.

DAGARN: Let's execute the commander's orders for now. Sabers from the air, Landers from the ground. Let's find and destroy the enemy base. If you locate the commander, contact the others immediately.

ROBOTS: Okay!

0:09:23
SEIJI: Where am I!? Da Garn, respond! Da Garn!

VIOLETCHE: Give it up. Your transmitter is useless here.

SEIJI: Who's there!? Where are you!?

VIOLETCHE: Now, now. Remote communication is so impersonal. Please, come this way.

VIOLETCHE: No need to be so tense. I won't bite, you know. Please, do come in.

VIOLETCHE: Welcome, welcome.

SEIJI: Who are you!?

VIOLETCHE: My name is Violetche. It's an honor to finally meet you, Da Garn's commander.

SEIJI: Did you see my true face!?

VIOLETCHE: I don't have the slightest interest in your face. Come, now. Don't stand there all day, have a seat.

VIOLETCHE: Do help yourself. I haven't poisoned it, you know.

SEIJI: You think I'm gonna fall for that?

VIOLETCHE: So you're a savage, after all. Just as Redlone's data suggested.

SEIJI: Redlone? I knew it! You're on his side!

VIOLETCHE: What? You didn't even know that?

SEIJI: Then Butcho and the woman who attacked the school are part of your gang, too!?

VIOLETCHE: But of course. I'm astonished. Are you saying you've been muddling through this whole time not knowing ANYTHING?

VIOLETCHE: Well, it hardly matters. I'm not as distractable as Redlone and Butcho; I prefer to be efficient in my work. Now, why don't you just submit and work with me?

SEIJI: Submit to you!?

VIOLETCHE: That's right. Be a good little boy.

SEIJI: You gotta be kidding!

VIOLETCHE: What a fool you are. Soon you'll have no choice, you know.

JUMBO: Captain! Respond, Captain!

BIG: Hey Boss! Where'd you get off to!?

DAGARN: Where did you go, Seiji? We can't move on without your order.

DRILL: This is Drill Lander! I think you guys'd better see this!

DAGARN: What?

0:12:06
[Eyecatch]

BIG: Is this it? The enemy base the boss was talkin' about?

JUMBO: Da Garn, do you think our captain might be in there?

DAGARN: Yes, it does seem possible.

SEIJI: See? You're finished now, jerk.

VIOLETCHE: A fine chance to demonstrate the limits of your so-called power.

SEIJI: What!?

BIG: Okay! Let's go, buds!

LANDERS: Right!

0:12:51
SEIJI: Da Garn!

VIOLETCHE: Hmm. They're softer than I thought.

SEIJI: Da Garn! What's wrong! Hang in there!

VIOLETCHE: Well? Now do you feel like giving in and assisting me in my work?

SEIJI: Your work?

SEIJI: What the heck!?

VIOLETCHE: Pitiful. But with such weak subordinates, I suppose it's to be expected.

VIOLETCHE: My job is to go from planet to planet, stealing Planet Energy.

SEIJI: Planet Energy? What's that?

VIOLETCHE: It is raw, undiluted power, found in abundance on all life-bearing planets. You might call it the life force of the planet itself.

SEIJI: Is that the Earth!?

VIOLETCHE: No. Just an insignificant world roughly two million light years from here. It once harbored a great deal of intelligent life. Now, watch carefully...

VIOLETCHE: Every planet of this type possesses a certain number of Planet Energy Reservoirs. Tapping one stimulates Planet Energy activity in the local vicinity. As you can see, tapping all of them at once causes the planet's entire energy payload to burst forth. Our job is then to collect this energy.

VIOLETCHE: The people of this planet refused to work with us, and in the end, they all died. You backwater denizens can be unbelievably slow on the uptake.

SEIJI: How could you do this... it's terrible! It's inhuman! How can you think this is a good thing!?

VIOLETCHE: But it is a good thing! You see, the entirety of this universe belongs to our great Lord Ohboss! Thus, it is his to do with as he wishes.

SEIJI: Ohboss? So this Ohboss guy is your ringleader!?

VIOLETCHE: Yes. He is the strongest, wisest, most beautiful being in the universe! Everything in the universe -- even the smallest hydrogen atom -- exists at the service of Lord Ohboss.

SEIJI: What!?

VIOLETCHE: Now, do you see how fruitless it is for your little ragtag band to try to oppose us?

0:15:27
DAGARN: Earth Cannon!

DAGARN: Now, charge!

TURBO: Turbo Launcher!

SHUTTLE: Shuttle Blast!

SEIJI: Sounds like my guys are fighting back!

VIOLETCHE: It's a bit late for that. I've already located one of this planet's Reservoirs. Now it's just a matter of reaching it.

SEIJI: Where is it!? This P... Planet Energy Reservoir thing!?

VIOLETCHE: It's right here.

SEIJI: There's nothing there!

VIOLETCHE: Goodness, you're thick. It's directly under the place we're standing. You can hear the Planet Energy activator working, can't you?

VIOLETCHE: It's currently boring its way toward a certain underground point. The local seismic activity is a mere side effect of its movement. Look!

VIOLETCHE: The Earth's mantle flows beneath the crust, causing your continents and oceans to drift across long eons. Of course, you knew that, didn't you? It is YOUR planet, after all.

SEIJI: I had no idea...

VIOLETCHE: When our activator strikes the point in question, it will stimulate this process, thus ripping the continent in half.

VIOLETCHE: There's no way you can stop it now. Accept that, surrender, and join me in my work! What's wrong? Too scared to run your mouth anymore?

SEIJI: Yeah, right! I'm sick of sitting back while you spew that crap! The Earth belongs to us, and I'm not gonna let you break it!

VIOLETCHE: 'Us?' And just who is this 'us' it belongs to?

SEIJI: Um... everyone on the Earth!

VIOLETCHE: Only until we take it from them.

SEIJI: I'm not gonna let you!

VIOLETCHE: It appears you're beyond all help. I have no interest in debating with such an obstinate peasant. You can met your end along with this continent.

SEIJI: Wait, Violetche! Violetche! You've gotta stop that drill!

JUMBO: Jumbo Tornado!

BIG: Spike Shoot!

0:18:13
VIOLETCHE: What a shame. I thought they might be of use to me, but there's just no reasoning with that commander of theirs.

SEVEN: So that is the Planet Energy activator...

DRILL: Take that!

SEIJI: Da Garn! Respond, Da Garn!

DRILL: Hey, it's the boss!

DAGARN: What? Seiji!?

DAGARN: Change!

DAGARN: Seiji! Do you read me!?

SEIJI: Da Garn! I know what the enemy's after! They're trying to steal the planet's life!

DAGARN: The planet's life!?

SEIJI: Hurry, please! Africa's gonna be split in two!

DAGARN: Yes, sir!

0:19:21
HOTARU: Someone... someone save us, please...

DAGARN: Yes, sir!

HOTARU: Hurry... hurry!

DAGARN: Seiji, are you alright?

SEIJI: Da Garn, you gotta destroy this thing, quick! If you don't, it's gonna unleash all this Planet Energy stuff!

DAGARN: Yes, sir! Drill Lander!

DRILL: I got it! Boss, the device is just below us!

SEIJI: Okay! Go smash it!

DRILL: Gotcha!

SEIJI: Da Garn, hurry!

DAGARN: I will!

SEIJI: It'll be okay... we've gotten out of bad spots before... we'll definitely stop it in time...

DRILL: Found it, Boss!

SEIJI: Good! Destroy it, quick!

SEIJI: Hurry! Sabers, Landers, help him out!

0:21:03
SEIJI: We stopped it...

SEIJI: Check it out! Of course we made it! Take that, you jerk! Yeah! No problem!

SEIJI: No way, it can't be...

DAGARN: Oh no! All units, withdraw!

MAN: Run, hurry!

0:22:07
DAGARN: Seiji... what do we do now?

JUMBO: Orders, Captain!

HAWK: Orders, sir!

SEIJI: Stop asking me! How am I supposed to know what to do!?

VIOLETCHE: That's one down.

[Ending Theme]
Walking barefoot through the jungle
I flipped a switch
And all the giraffes and pretty girls
Linked arms in a dance routine
All the rules and manners my mother taught me...
Wah ha ha, blown away!
This is a paradise of the heart, not the head
Tomorrow will surely be 'hallelujah!'
So you've got to keep on winning
The sky and the sea are 'papaya!'
And I'll always love you


SEIJI: Africa is breaking in half! Da Garn and the others are doing all they can to keep it together, but Ohboss's underlings keep ambushing us! Dang it, that's fightin' dirty! Huh? A lion sleeping in the ice? So the legend was true!

SEIJI: Next time, on Brave Fighter of Legend Da Garn! 'The Brave Fighter of Kilimanjaro!' I'm the commander, here!
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Translation: Ultraman Gaia Episode 6

I'm getting into a pretty good groove with these posts, so let's see if I can keep it up.

The monster in today's episode of Ultraman Gaia is named Gan-Q, a pun on the word Gankyuu (眼球), the Japanese word for eyeball, and (supposedly) the Q from Ultra Q, the Twilight Zone-esque show from which the first Ultraman originated.

Fortunately, for once, the literal translation of the name in English makes for an equally pithy and appropriate pun, so Eye-Q he becomes.

Enjoy!

Keep on for as long as you can!
Stand fast for as long as you can!
When crisis comes time and again
And there's no end in sight...
That's when we need Ultraman!

Believe in your power and take a leap of faith
That's when you'll seize the light of courage
Don't underestimate us, evildoers!
We won't give you one inch of ground...
Not as long as there's strength in our bodies!

Keep on for as long as you can!
Stand fast for as long as you can!
When you've exhausted all possibilities
And there's no hope in sight...
That's when we need Ultraman!

Ultraman Gaia!


0:01:40
TITLE: The Mocking Eye
SUBTITLE: Enter: Enigma Beast Eye-Q

NARRATOR: As predicted by the group of young scientists, Alchemy Stars, the Earth is now at risk of destruction. The Earth Defense Alliance, GUARD, was founded in secret to stop to these 'Bringers of Fundamental Destruction.' But one of the Alchemy Stars, Takayama Gamu, acquired Ultraman's power and joined GUARD's special squadron, XIG. Still, one challenging enemy after another appears, and now there is a second Ultraman... who may be friend or foe.

0:02:30
KITADA: Team Falcon's leader is as good as they say...

YONEDA: Falcon 2 and 3 to point 105... draw them out.

HAYASHI: Roger.

TSUKAMORI: Roger.

KAJIO: You're not gettin' away!

OGAWARA: Kitada, I'll follow your lead!

KITADA: Please do!

HAYASHI: Tsukamori, Ogawara's trying to get around in front of me. Take care of him!

TSUKAMORI: Roger!

0:03:19
OGAWARA: Damn you!

KITADA: Sorry to do this, Mr. Yoneda!

HAYASHI: Nice try.

KITADA: Dammit!

YONEDA: Well done. If you take a hit, you should return to base.

YONEDA: Hayashi! On your tail!

KAJIO: Gotcha now!

HAYASHI: Damn! I'm out.

0:04:03
YONEDA: Damn...

KAJIO: There you are!

YONEDA: This again?

YONEDA: Damn!

0:04:33
GAMU: Within 17 minutes of practice start, Lightning 2 and 3 were shot down. Less than five minutes later, Falcon 2 and 3 joined them.

ISHIMURO: So it's down to a duel between aces.

GEORGIE: You wanna bet who will win?

ATSUKO: Team Leader Kajio.

GEORGIE: One stick of gum on Team Leader Yoneda.

KAJIO: You're not getting out of this one, sir.

KAJIO: Mr. Yoneda, sir, I'm afraid you're a rat in a trap.

YONEDA: I've got to shake him, quick...

YONEDA: Kajio! We need to stop the practice!

KAJIO: Oh? Giving in, sir?

YONEDA: Enough of that. There's something moving up ahead.

YONEDA: We've spotted a large eye-like object at Point 752-J8.

TSUTSUMI: What is this?

GAMU: I'll begin analysis.

0:06:08
KAJIO: It's laughing at us...

GAMU: What? What's going on here?

TSUTSUMI: What do you see?

GAMU: I'm not sure...

GAMU: It has no heat signature. In other words, it's not alive. There's nothing to distinguish it from the surrounding rock. But... from the outside, it definitely seems to be alive.

ISHIMURO: What does it all mean?

KAJIO: We've got a hail of rocks shooting up at us!

KAJIO: How are we supposed to fight it!?

GAMU: The rocks are floating because their composite molecules are being uniformly pulled in a single direction by an outside source.

ISHIMURO: Are you saying the eye is doing this?

GAMU: But the eye isn't emitting any physical energy... which means it's acting in defiance of the laws of physics... but that's impossible...

TSUTSUMI: Let's call them back to base for now. It doesn't look like we'll be able to identify what they're fighting.

GAMU: Think... just think... what is he? What could he possibly...?

0:07:53
KID: Just 'cause you're good at school don't mean you're better than us.

KID: Yeah!

KID: He's always walkin' around like he knows everything.

KID: Yeah, bet he's glad he's not a dummy like us.

KID: Yeah!

0:08:18
GAMU: Attack the eye!

GAMU: At the most basic level, that eye-like thing must have a molecular structure. That means physical attacks should have some effect. Attack the object at Point 752-J8!

TSUTSUMI: What?

GAMU: Chief Tsutsumi!

TSUTSUMI: Kajio, Yoneda. Open fire on the object at Point 752-J8.

KAJIO: Yes, sir!

KAJIO: It absorbed the missiles!

YONEDA: Did that attack have any effect?

0:09:35
KAJIO: It's gone?

DOCTOR: Team Leader Yoneda injured his leg while ejecting and is being treated here in the medical center. We don't have the official results of his exam just yet, but it's probably not broken.

TSUTSUMI: Understood.

ATSUKO: You choked, didn't you.

GAMU: Huh?

ATSUKO: You told them to attack because you were afraid.

GEORGIE: Akko!

0:10:15
GAMU: I didn't know what to do. His existence... defies all known logic, yet he exists for all to see...

GAMU: I can't analyze him scientifically. I just... don't know what he is.

KAJIO: No matter what enemy we face, we must fight it and win! That is our mission. I don't know what it is about this enemy that 'defies logic'... but I'll tell you one thing. This is no place for people who crack under pressure.

0:11:22
GAMU: Umm... is it... broken, sir?

HAYASHI: Was that order based on your analysis? This is all--

YONEDA: It's only a light break. It should heal in a month's time.

GAMU: It's because I made a bad call. I'm so sorry!

YONEDA: No... I injured myself in the landing. It's my own fault.

YONEDA: But tell me... just what is that creature? What did it mean to accomplish by absorbing my missiles?

0:13:15
MAKOTO: Gamu! Hey! Hey!

MAKOTO: Are you okay? You were moaning in your sleep.

GAMU: No, I'm okay.

MAKOTO: Here you go. The blueprints for the Remote Flying System.

GAMU: Oh, how was it.

MAKOTO: I made a couple of modifications, but it's mostly nitpicks. You did a great job.

GAMU: Thanks.

GAMU: What's that?

MAKOTO: Oh, this? Check it out.

MAKOTO: Eye-Q.

GAMU: Eye-Q?

MAKOTO: Yeah. It's the name this newspaper is using for the giant eye. They're saying it on TV, too.

MAKOTO: We're seeing a lot of these things lately. It's freaking me out.

GAMU: You scared the hell out of me.

MAKOTO: Hey! That's not nice...

0:14:14
GEORGIE: I feel a little sorry for him.

ATSUKO: Eh?

GEORGIE: Gamu. It must have been a blow to his pride.

ATSUKO: You're right. He's not used to things like that. To meet an enemy he couldn't identify, even with his high intelligence...

GEORGIE: Hey, you wanna bet? Whether Gamu will quit or not.

ATSUKO: Sure.

GEORGIE: Then I bet he won't give up.

ATSUKO: Well, then... I'm not betting.

0:14:43
MAKOTO: It defies both biological and physical logic? Maybe it's a ghost?

GAMU: Maybe...

MAKOTO: But ghosts and spirits still follow their own internal logic.

GAMU: That's true. Like how ghosts appear to settle some score with the living.

MAKOTO: But speaking hypothetically...

GIRL: See you later.

MAKOTO: Oh, sure.

MAKOTO: Hypothetically, if we say that ghosts and spirits do exist, even if we don't understand their biological or physical makeup, we can still understand how they came to be and what they're after.

GAMU: What they're after?

YONEDA: What did it mean to accomplish by absorbing my missiles?

GAMU: What it's after ... that's it! Makoto!

MAKOTO: Uh?

GAMU: Can I borrow your car?

MAKOTO: Well, actually, I have a date in Yokohama today...

GAMU: Please!

MAKOTO: Please? Hey, Gamu!

0:15:48
ATSUKO: We're receiving an urgent data transmission from the Geo Base's Geological Research Team.

ISHIMURO: The Geological Research Team?

ATSUKO: They're detecting powerful electromagnetic waves beneath Makuta City, 80km southwest of the Yawatari Mountain Range.

ISHIMURO: Makuta City?

GEORGIE: Commander, we have a transmission from Gamu.

GAMU: Commander, I'm the one who asked the Geo Research Team to investigate. Please tell the people of Makuta and the surrounding area to evacuate immediately.

ISHIMURO: I'm going to need an explanation.

GAMU: My doubts about the eye's existence had me so out of sorts, I forgot the most important thing. What happened to the missile it absorbed? I still don't know what that eye really is, but if it absorbed that missile into its body, we can trace it.

GEORGIE: The electromagnetic signal we detected beneath Makuta point 208-S2 is rapidly approaching the surface!

0:17:03
GAMU: Can you tell what the monster's made out of now?

ATSUKO: Granite and limestone... we're reading some metals at its joints, too. There are also signs of combustion occurring in its chest area.

GAMU: I knew it! He absorbed that missile on purpose. He's using the missile's munitions and rocket propellants as power sources to give himself a body that can move on its own.

GAMU: Concentrate your attacks on the metallic parts of the monster's body!

TSUTSUMI: The metallic parts?

GAMU: He's probably using the metal to fuse together the rock parts of his body.

TSUTSUMI: So if we strip off the metal, the monster should fall apart?

GAMU: That's right!

TSUTSUMI: Roger that. Team Lightning, sortie!

KAJIO: All units, open fire!

PILOT: I've lost control!

0:18:43
GAMU: I'm not afraid anymore. There's no reason for me to be afraid of you.

PILOT: I've regained control!

0:21:20
TSUTSUMI: If we hadn't detected the monster's approach in advance, the casualties from Makuta could have been in the thousands.

ISHIMURO: I see...

TSUTSUMI: It looks like Gamu pulled through.

ISHIMURO: Of course he did. He's a member of XIG, after all.

0:21:53
GAMU: May I join you?

GAMU: I'm sorry I worried you. I won't be afraid like that ever again.

YONEDA: Hey. I heard you beat it.

GAMU: Yes... are you okay?

YONEDA: Yes. You training starts next week.

KAJIO: I think you got the wrong idea. I don't have time to worry about you.

GAMU: I guess that's true.

KAJIO: Wipe off that goofy smile.

GAMU: Woah! I thought they were gonna ram each other.

KAJIO: What are you talking about?

GAMU: Nothing...

KAJIO: Team Crow is practicing, they're not going to ram each other.

GAMU: Does Team C--

KAJIO: What are you doing? Spit it out!

GAMU: Does Team Crow always practice that way?

KAJIO: Don't act so surprised. You start training yourself next week.

[Ending Theme]
Loving you, I'm still running on
On a quest for the light
I'll head out by myself

There's an endless blue sky out there
Shining through a break in the clouds
We all feel the same anxiety
When we think about the future
But I want to become stronger
So I can see to it that you never cry

Loving you, I'm still running on
Because all the answers lie within
Loving me, I know surrender is not an option
On a quest for the light
I'll head out by myself


NARRATOR: What is this new threat!? A typhoon? A tornado? Or is it...?

NARRATOR: Can Gaia face it? Next time on Ultraman Gaia: The Washing of Earth. Take a trip to the wonder zone!
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Thursday, September 22, 2011

Translation: Kaiketsu Zubatto, Episode 9

I'll be running out the door in a few minutes, but let me first throw up a new episode of Zu-VATT.

This is probably one of my favorite episodes of the show so far. The villain scheme is a new level of evil for Dakkar -- which is saying a lot for a show that inflicts routine tortures on women and children -- and the trap-ridden action scene is a tense change of pace from the (admittedly awesome) usual.

(Sure, Hayakawa's narrow escape makes even less sense than usual, but I'll forgive it since the buildup was so good.)

The boss of this episode is Tetsu no Tsume (鉄の爪), which I would usually translate to "Iron Claw," except that his organization -- TTT -- would appear to have taken his initials. Thus, he is Titanium Talon, and that's a pretty bitchin' name, too.

Script below the cut.

0:00:30
TITLE: The Magnificent Zuvatt!

[Opening Theme]
Zu-VATT, I'm on the scene! Zu-VATT, I solve the case!
Zu-VATT, I'm on the scene! Zu-VATT, I solve the case!
Since the day when I saw that view of hell
The only wind that I feel on my face
Is a wind of revenge, a burning wind!
Hunt them down! Hunt them down, and corner them!

Zu-VATT, I'm on the scene! Zu-VATT, I solve the case!
My friend, my dear friend!
My friend, please watch my howling whip!

I am the Magnificent Zuvatt!


0:02:16
OSAMU: Hey, mister! Are you okay? Stay with me!

NAKANE: Thank you...

OSAMU: Don't worry, I'll bring you some water!

NAKANE: No... I don't need water... have you seen this girl, by chance?

OSAMU: Oh, I have!

NAKANE: You have! Where is she!? Tell me! I've been searching for her for three days! Tell me, please! Where is she!? Tell me!

OSAMU: You're hurting me, mister! What's going on!?

NAKANE: That girl is my daughter who ran away from home! I beg you, tell me where she is! Please, tell me! Hurry! Please!

OSAMU: She's right over there! In that boat!

NAKANE: It's her! Hey!

0:03:29
TITLE: Turn Back to the River of Tears

OSAMU: I told you, I don't know anything!

TOJO: I think I believe you.

OSAMU: What did that old man do?

TOJO: I don't know... but this is the third homicide incident he's been involved in. It began last month when a girl was pushed from the roof of a building. Then a car accident a week later. And then the boat explosion you just witnessed.

TOJO: Just before all three incidents, that man appeared with a photo of the child, searching for him or her.

0:04:11
NAKANE: What... what am I supposed to do?

0:04:22
NAKANE: Stay away! Stay away!

GANG: Calm down. Our boss has something for you, is all.

GANG: Who are you? Show your face!

HAYAKAWA: This face, you mean? You want to have a staring contest?

GANG: What was that? Take this!

HAYAKAWA: Come on, now.

HAYAKAWA: Have yourselves a little race to shore. Just don't catch cold.

HAYAKAWA: Ah, it's old Jubei the Angler. Still playing bodyguard for TTT's boss, Titanium Talon?

JUBEI: If you know my name, you will also know that I am the greatest fisherman in Japan.

HAYAKAWA: I'm afraid you've got it wrong, Jubei. It's true that you are a skilled assassin with the hook and line... but your skill is only second-best in Japan.

JUBEI: What's that?

JUBEI: You claim there is a more skilled fisherman in Japan?

JUBEI: In all of Japan you will not find one man who can duplicate this feat. I could fish out your eye if I wished it. Here.

0:06:57
HAYAKAWA: It seems I could fish out your heart if I wished it. Eh, Jubei?

HAYAKAWA: Now, why don't you tell me what's going on here?

NAKANE: My daughter ran away from home... I need to find her.

HAYAKAWA: Don't stay in hiding. Come out, Osamu!

OSAMU: Mr. Hayakawa... have you got eyes on the bottom of your feet?

HAYAKAWA: Why were you hiding down there?

OSAMU: Because this guy is up to something! He keeps saying he's looking for his daughter, but they all end up dying!

OSAMU: Hey, wait!

HAYAKAWA: Hey, Tojo. Go easy on him.

TOJO: Fool! Do you know what you're saying? Doctor... aren't you Doctor Nakane?

HAYAKAWA: Doctor?

0:08:20
TOJO: So TTT is after the formula that Dr. Nakane developed...

NAKANE: I was searching for a cure for cancer, but I ended up creating a horrible poison.

HAYAKAWA: Poison?

NAKANE: Somehow, TTT found out about it. Their boss, Titanium Talon, came to me asking for the formula.

TOJO: And then...?

NAKANE: He said that until I gavei t to him, he would start killing innocent children, one by one.

HAYAKAWA: What did you say!?

NAKANE: They send me the photograph, then kill the child the next day. The deaths of so many innocent children are on my head. I keep trying to save them. But... I only have their photographs. I never know who they are or where to find them.

NAKANE: They said they'd kill me if I went to the police. I can't take it anymore... this time, I have to save this girl!

0:09:34
MAN: Yes, I'll tell her.

MAN: You there!

MIDORI: Yes?

MAN: You know a man named Hayakawa Ken?

MIDORI: Oh, Mr. Hayakawa? What about him?

MAN: He just called. Said he'd meet you at the bridge over the Tama River. Go on, now.

MIDORI: Yes sir!

MIDORI: Mr. Hayakawa!

MIDORI: Mr. Hayakawa!

MIDORI: So that phone call...

GANG: ... was just to lure you here.

NAKANE: Wait a minute! Wait, please! Wait! Don't hurt her! If you want to kill someone, kill me! Please!

GANG: Shut up!

NAKANE: Enough! Please, stop this! I give in! Just stop killing these innocent children!

NAKANE: Please stop!

MIDORI: Let me go! Help me!

NAKANE: Stop! Please stop!

0:10:55
HAYAKAWA: Enough!

HAYAKAWA: Mr. Nakane!

0:11:11
HAYAKAWA: Mr. Nakane!

MIDORI: Let me go! Help me!

HAYAKAWA: Mr. Nakane!

NAKANE: Don't worry about me... just save Midori! Save her, please!

NAKANE: Please, save Midori!

0:11:32
[Eyecatch]

TALON: Have a look, Boss L. There's no doubt Hayakawa will come looking for this girl. I've informed him of the time and location of her execution.

BOSS: Titanium Talon! Members of evil organization Dakkar must not lose to the likes of Hayakawa!

TALON: I hear and obey, Boss L.

0:12:40
TALON: There you are, Hayakawa.

HAYAKAWA: Titanium Talon. I'm here, as promised. Now free Midori.

TALON: And the poison?

TALON: That's a fake. The real stuff is white.

HAYAKAWA: Oh, this is real... real blasting powder, that is!

TALON: You've got guts, Hayakawa. But now, I'll kill you!

TALON: Run! Fly! But the moment you stop to rest, the ground you stand on will become your grave! This is Titanium Talon's Machine Gun Gauntlet!

0:15:15
TALON: Look here, Hayakawa!

0:15:55
TALON: Stay right there, Hayakawa!

MIDORI: Mr. Hayakawa!

TALON: What do you think, Hayakawa? When that rope burns through, Midori will plummet to her doom! Waiting below is my Torment of Spikes!

HAYAKAWA: Stop this, Titanium Talon!

TALON: Yes, cry! Scream in agony!

0:17:46
TALON: We've done it! Hayakawa is dead. Now let's finish the girl.

MIDORI: Save me!

TALON: What's that?

HAYAKAWA: Flight switch, on!

0:18:55
HAYAKAWA: Get to safety.

MIDORI: I will.

TALON: Who are you!?

HAYAKAWA: Zu-VATT, I'm on the scene! Zu-VATT, I solve the case! They call me the wandering hero... the Magnificent Zuvatt!

TALON: The Magnificent Zuvatt!?

HAYAKAWA: You committed multiple murders to obtain a poison for nefarious purposes... and killed three innocent children. Titanium Talon... you will pay!

0:20:00
JUBEI: Wait a moment. I cannot allow you to pass.

HAYAKAWA: Out of my way!

JUBEI: You'll pass only over my dead body. Look at that!

JUBEI: DIE!

0:20:33
HAYAKAWA: Only three minutes left!

HAYAKAWA: Come back here!

TALON: Please spare me! I give in!

HAYAKAWA: You! Did you kill a man named Asuka Goro!?

TALON: I didn't! I've never heard of him!

HAYAKAWA: Then who did!?

TALON: I don't know!

HAYAKAWA: Tell me!

TALON: I don't know!

HAYAKAWA: Zuvatt Attack!

0:22:07
HAYAKAWA: Then... it wasn't this man, either.

HAYAKAWA: This is the man behind the murders.

MIDORI: Mr. Tojo... where's Mr. Hayakawa?

HAYAKAWA: Asuka... I saved your little sister. I will find the man who killed you, too.

[Ending Theme]
There is a road that a man must walk
That road is his to walk alone
When he devotes his life to a burning wish
He seeks what lies beyond the mountains

Through love and truth and suffering
The way of battle is like the fires of hell
And though he does not know what lies beyond...
That road is his to walk alone


NARRATOR: A celebrated star baseball player is attacked during a TV broadcast! Series creator Ishinomori Shotaro guest stars!

NARRATOR: Next time on The Magnificent Zuvatt: Knock Baseball's Enemies Out of the Park!

NARRATOR: Zuvatt's stunts are dangerous, so please don't try them at home!
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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Translation: Kento Otoko Iki (Mirai Robo Daltanious)

I've got more episodes coming soon, but for now I want to post a couple songs I did a while back and have been sitting in my backlog. This one was a SPECIAL REQUEST from Luurah of the ending theme of Mirai Robo Daltanious. I previously posted the opening theme I translated for him, so I figure I should post the ED as well.

The ED is sung by the chorus Koorogi '73, who are also known for singing a lot of Ban-ban-bara backup in songs for shows like Goranger and Steel Jeeg. Here they sing a song more or less in the "voice" of the show's main character, Kento, who... well, the song basically explains what his deal is, doesn't it?

The first two verses of the song use plays on Japanese proverbs used to connect two events as inevitable. In order to make it work in English (where only one of the proverbs has a direct translation anyway) I had to rewrite them a little bit; hopefully this will come through.

If you haven't heard the song, check it out here; translation based on kanji found here. As always, translation lies below the cut.

Song Title: Kento: A Guy With Guts
Artist: Koorogi '73
Series: Mirai Robo Daltanious

inu ga nishi mukya o ha higashi
oira ga soramukya hoshi ga chiru
otokoiki da yo edokko dai
waka to yobareru gara de ha nai ga
dodekai yume mo motteru ze
ginga wo matometa kunizukuri
KURURI to mawareba KURURI to mawareba
yo ga kawaru


A dog can't face west without his tail facing east
I can't face the sky without the stars raining down
I got lots of guts 'cause I'm a real city boy
I might not look like the heir to the future
But I got the biggest dream you can imagine
To unite the whole galaxy under one nation
'cause this world is turning, turning
And it never stays the same

warau kado ni ha fuku ga kuru
oira ga warau to teki ga kuru
otokoiki da yo edokko dai
teki wo kechirashi tsukare ha senu ga
futo yume ni miru chichi no kuni
ginga no hate no furusato wo
KURURI to mawareba KURURI to mawareba
yo ga kawaru


When a home is merry, happiness follows
Whenever I'm merry, enemies follow
I got lots of guts 'cause I'm a real city boy
I'll thrash any enemy that stands in my way
But sometimes I dream about my fatherland
And my home at the end of the galaxy
'cause this world is turning, turning
And it never stays the same

ashi no muku mama omou mama
oira ha jiyuu ni ikiru no sa
otokoiki da yo edokko dai
kata de kazekiru tsumori ha nai ga
kitte miseru ze chi no enishi
ginga no kuniguni sakaeare
KURURI to mawareba KURURI to mawareba
yo ga kawaru


I do what I like, whenever I like
Going wherever my feet might take me
I got lots of guts 'cause I'm a real city boy
I'm not trying to throw my weight around
But I swear I'll claim my birthright
And bring prosperity to the nations of the galaxy
'cause this world is turning, turning
And it never stays the same
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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Translation: Densetsu no Yuusha Da Garn Episode 23

Woo-hoo! Halfway through the series. This is the kind of wacky episode concept where you'd expect it to be filler, but seeing as this is Da Garn, of course it's not! Hey, remember that thing that happened back in episode 9 that just seemed to be a setup to another one of Redlone's wacky harebrained schemes? Turns out it's extremely relevant!

The next run of episodes gets pretty crazy and then the fast-paced plot developments revelations pretty much don't stop until the end of the series. I hope you're looking forward to it! I know I am.

Script below the cut.

[Opening Theme]
Just as the wind rushes for the sky
I'm gonna take to the air, some day
I know I can, I believe in it
There's a power out there that the grown-ups have lost
And I'm gonna take it back, right now
I think that you can do it, too
Hey, I'm not very strong all by myself, either
But maybe, if we helped each other out...
We can fly! The Earth is our great ship!
Say, "Da Garn, stand tall!"
And head for the light of our endless future


SEIJI: My name's Takasugi Seiji, and I'm in 6th grade! I'm the commander of the Brave Fighters who protect the Earth! Brave Fighters are like avatars of the planet's will. They awoke from their long slumber to destroy invaders from space!

SEIJI: We beat this robot-crazy guy named Redlone who said he was here to 'take our planet's life,' and this animal freak named Butcho! No one can beat my Brave Fighters! ... or so I thought, but now more enemies are showing up! Now it's this pink-haired woman in skin-tight latex! She stole my Director and tried to use it to give orders to Da Garn! Come on... like I'm really gonna let you get away with that!

0:02:12
TITLE: Dance of the Spy Dolls

VIOLETCHE: No reaction here, either.

SEVEN: Redlone Eyes?

PINKY: Then he was telling the truth about the Redlone Eyes?

SEVEN: At this rate, there is no question that Violetche will find a Reservoir.

PINKY: Why are you telling me this?

SEVEN: You seemed curious about his actions.

PINKY: Then you'll continue to report to me?

SEVEN: I'm going to follow him a little longer. If there are any new developments, I'll let you know.

PINKY: I wonder what this means for me?

0:03:28
SEIJI: So hot today...

HIKARU: Oh, no. Your sister's out of work?

PINK: Yeah...

SEIJI: What's up with Pinky?

HIKARU: Ever since the circus went away, she's been out of work.

SEIJI: Darn, that's rough.

PINK: I hope there's a good job for her somewhere.

PINK: She said she'd like a job where she can meet a lot of people.

HIKARU: What about a make-up salesman?

SEIJI: Hey, Hikaru! Why don't you guys hire her?

HIKARU: Us?

0:04:01
HARUO: It's a fine idea! Tell her to come work for us right away.

TSUKUSHI: We'd be just thrilled to have her here.

PINK: Really?

HIKARU: Are you sure? We haven't been that busy lately.

TSUKUSHI: But she really needs the work.

HARUO: That's right. We're all in this together.

SEIJI: Alright! This is great!

PINK: Oh, I'm so touched!

SEIJI: I'm also touched! Now Pinky will be here all the time!

HIKARU: This has nothing to do with you, Seiji.

SEIJI: Feh.

0:04:30
PINKY: Everyone! Today at All-Natural Restaurant Tsukushi, we're giving away a nice stuffed animal with every meal!

PINKY: Please come on in.

SEIJI: Hey Pinky, what are you doing?

PINKY: Oh, Seiji! It's a new advertising strategy!

SEIJI: Huh? You're doing a stuffed animal giveaway?

PINKY: It was my idea. I have a lot of old stuffed animals the Ringmaster gave me. So I decided to give them away to the customers.

SEIJI: From THAT Ringmaster? Are you sure that's okay?

PINKY: Why wouldn't it be? They're only stuffed animals...

SEIJI: I hope so, but...

PINKY: You want one, Seiji?

SEIJI: No way! I ain't a girl!

SEIJI: Wow, it seems to be working!

PINKY: Yes! The owners are so happy. Well, I have work! See you later!

HARUO: Thank you for coming!

SEIJI: Stuffed animals, huh?

WOMAN: Do you like your present, Mami dear?

0:05:50
VIOLETCHE: Finally! It's showing a reaction.

MAN: How long has this been here?

MAN: I don't know. No one ever comes back here.

VIOLETCHE: Oh my. An unexpected obstacle.

SEVEN: Hey! What are you doing there?

VIOLETCHE: My, is that Seven Changer I hear?

SEVEN: The Redlone Eye is reacting, isn't it?

VIOLETCHE: Yes, but there seems to be something in my way.

SEVEN: Don't worry. I'll take care of it.

VIOLETCHE: Wait a minute, you!

MAN: We're in trouble! Some kind of flying monster has appeared! Call the Global Defense Army, hurry!

0:06:43
SEVEN: Violetche, I've cleared the area! Investigate the Redlone Eye, quickly!

VIOLETCHE: Your help was most unwelcome, you know.

SEIJI: One kid's meal, and one "Tsuku" lunch special! Here you go!

SEIJI: How did you rope me into this?

HIKARU: Pinky's been out all day so we need your to substitute! Here!

SEIJI: Feh!

DAGARN: Seiji?

HIKARU: What was that?

SEIJI: I didn't hear anyting.

HIKARU: Liar! I heard a voice!

HIKARU: What is it?

SEIJI: My stomach's killin' me! Sorry, I gotta go!

HIKARU: Wait a minute, Seiji!

0:07:30
SEIJI: What is it? I'm in the middle of somethin', here!

DAGARN: I've received word that a bird-shaped robot is attacking people in Africa.

SEIJI: What!?

SEIJI: Shoot... it's that robot guy we fought before, right?

DAGARN: Based on what the Sabers have picked up from Global Defense Army transmissions, it is very likely to be him.

SEIJI: I see. If the Sabers are nearby, I'll have them investigate.

SEIJI: Sabers, move out!

HAWK: Yes, sir! We've been waiting for that order!

SEIJI: Sabers! Combine!

PEGASUS: Combine! Pegasus Saber!

0:08:50
HIKARU: Seiji! What are you doing out here!?

HIKARU: Are you okay?

NEMOTO: Hey! What's wrong, Seiji?

HIKARU: He said his stomach hurts.

NEMOTO: That's awful! I'll call an ambulance!

SEIJI: It's not that bad! C'mon, I'm fine!

SEIJI: I know! I'll go find Pinky for ya!

HIKARU: Seiji!

SEIJI: Don't worry!

HIKARU: Is he really okay?

0:09:22
WOMAN: Miki, it's time for your snack!

MIKI: Okay!

PINKY: Just where does that little Pest live!? One of these residences must be hiding the robots!

VIOLETCHE: I can't concentrate with all this noise!

VIOLETCHE: What do you think you're doing!?

SEVEN: Just keeping you on your toes.

SEVEN: It's them!

PEGASUS: Wait! Come back here!

SEVEN: I wasn't running.

SEVEN: I'm glad you're here, I was getting bored.

VIOLETCHE: Wait a minute! I'm still here, you know!

VIOLETCHE: Please, stop this!!

0:10:47
PINKY: What does he want?

SEIJI: I guess she's not here...

PINKY: Oh no! I forgot to lock the door!

SEIJI: Hey! Are you here, Pinky?

SEIJI: It's not safe to leave it like this... maybe I'll let myself in?

SEIJI: Comin' in!

PINKY: The nerve of him!

SEIJI: Hey Pinky, you in here?

SEIJI: I guess she's really out...

SEIJI: What's with this? What a weird house...

PINKY: Oh no... I can't let that idiot learn my secrets. I need to cover somehow.

SEIJI: Maybe it's not finished yet? It must be hard on the girls. Well, guess I better stick around. What if a burglar comes, after all?

PINKY: Don't make yourself at home, you little brat!

[Eyecatch]

0:12:15
NEMOTO: What's that!?

WOMAN: Help me!

NEMOTO: What's going on!?

WOMAN: The stuffed animal...

NEMOTO: Stuffed animal!?

0:12:37
NEMOTO: Ow! Ow!

PINKY: Oh no! We've been exposed! In that case...

NEMOTO: Get off!

NEMOTO: What are these things!?

0:13:15
HARUO: Stay away!

HIKARU: What's going on here!?

PINKY: Now, all of you, gather together!

MAN: It's getting bigger!

0:13:42
SEIJI: Sheesh. Wonder where they got off to?

PINKY: He is such a thorn in my side!

NEMOTO: A doll monster is rampaging through the residential district! Requesting backup!

PINKY: Help me!

SEIJI: Pinky!

PINKY: Help me!

SEIJI: You said those were Butcho's dolls, didn't you!?

PINKY: Can't... breathe...

SEIJI: Someone help me!

NEMOTO: Seiji!

0:14:51
NEMOTO: Seiji!

NEMOTO: It took him...

NEMOTO: Are you okay!?

PINKY: That boy...

NEMOTO: Seiji, you mean? He was eaten by that monster...

PINKY: Oh no...

SEIJI: Where the heck am I?

SEIJI: Da Garn! Help me! I don't know where I am, but I can't get out!

DAGARN: What!?

0:15:50
DAGARN: Change! Da Garn!

NEMOTO: It's Da Garn!

PINKY: He just couldn't stay away.

NEMOTO: What?

PINKY: I mean, of course he's come to save us! Good luck!

DAGARN: Seiji! Do you see this?

SEIJI: Yeah! It's a monster that Butcho left behind!

DAGARN: Where are you!?

SEIJI: It's so dark, I can't tell... but you gotta destroy that thing!

DAGARN: Yes, sir!

SEIJI: It's seriously hot in here...

DAGARN: Da Garn Bomber!

DAGARN: Seiji, what's wrong!?

SEIJI: I keep getting thrown back and forth. Wait a minute... am I inside that thing?

0:16:46
SEIJI: Da Garn! Stop it!

DAGARN: What's wrong, Seiji!?

SEIJI: I think I'm inside that thing!

DAGARN: Inside it!? What should I do?

SEIJI: I have no idea!

SEIJI: Da Garn! Shoot. Landers, come here!

BIG: What's wrong, boss? Hey, you bums! Let's roll!

LANDERS: Gotcha!

0:17:29
VIOLETCHE: What are you doing!? Go fight somewhere else!

SEVEN: I'm attempting to protect you.

SEIJI: Pegasus Saber!

PEGASUS: Commander?

SEIJI: Come here! We need you!

PEGASUS: Yes sir!

SEVEN: You won't get away!

PEGASUS: We'll finish this later!

SEVEN: And I was just about to finish him...

0:18:05
NEMOTO: He's a goner at this rate!

BISON: Combine! Land Bison!

BISON: Take this!

BISON: Oh no!

BISON: Are you okay?

DAGARN: Yes... but Seiji is sealed inside that thing!

BISON: What!?

0:18:50
BISON: What do we do!?

DAGARN: We need to temper our attacks until we find out exactly where Seiji is!

DAGARN: Just where are you, Seiji!?

SEIJI: It's so hot... I'm gonna suffocate in here!

SEIJI: It's got fur! No wonder it's hot in here.

BISON: If we attack it, it'll break into pieces, right? Let's just bust it up and find him then!

DAGARN: It's too risky!

SEIJI: Listen to me! I don't care about the risk! You gotta get me out of here!

BISON: You heard the boss.

DAGARN: I understand... then let's go!

BISON: Okay!

DAGARN: Don't let up! It's returning to its normal form!

BISON: Boss! Where are you!?

DAGARN: Seiji!

0:19:52
DAGARN: There he is!

BISON: I got this!

BISON: Crap!

BISON: What are they doing!?

SEIJI: I'm gonna barf...

PEGASUS: Commander! I'm here to support you!

SEIJI: Great... now help out Da Garn and Land Bison!

PEGASUS: Yes, sir! This might get a little cold, but try to hang on!

SEIJI: Great! Now combine, Da Garn!

0:20:57
DAGARN: Combine! Da Garn X!

DAGARN: Da Garn Blade!

BISON: I can still beat you down!

PEGASUS: Saber Arrow!

DAGARN: Breast Earth Buster!

0:21:54
NEMOTO: He did it!

PINKY: I almost had him...

NEMOTO: Are you okay, Seiji?

HIKARU: I hope you don't have heatstroke...

SEIJI: I might. That thing was hotter than summer in Africa.

SEIJI: Wait, Africa!?

HIKARU: What about Africa?

TSUKUSHI: Maybe we should call an ambulance.

SEIJI: Oh no! I completely forgot!

VIOLETCHE: It's here. The Reservoir is just below us.

SEVEN: It would be Redlone's accomplishment if he hadn't blundered his plan.

VIOLETCHE: Yes... but now we'll pick up where he left off.

[Ending Theme]
Walking barefoot through the jungle
I flipped a switch
And all the giraffes and pretty girls
Linked arms in a dance routine
All the rules and manners my mother taught me...
Wah ha ha, blown away!
This is a paradise of the heart, not the head
Tomorrow will surely be 'hallelujah!'
So you've got to keep on winning
The sky and the sea are 'papaya!'
And I'll always love you


SEIJI: Bom-bom-bom-bom! I'm in AF-RI-CA! But I didn't come here for fun! I'm about to find out what they're after when then this femmy guy shows up and starts spoutin' all this crazy stuff at me! Ohboss? Planet Energy Reservoirs? Africa's gonna split in two!?

SEIJI: Next time on Brave Fighter of Legend Da Garn! A Continent Divided! I'm the commander... and I was totally clueless!
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Monday, September 19, 2011

Translation: Ultraman Gaia Episode 5

Episode 5 of Gaia takes place mostly in Chiba Prefecture, which is east of Tokyo by about an hour or two by train. It's also not full of quantum physics babble, so it was actually pretty easy to finish. Who knew?

Next episode: a creepy eye!

Script below the cut.

[Opening Theme]
Keep on for as long as you can!
Stand fast for as long as you can!
When crisis comes time and again
And there's no end in sight...
That's when we need Ultraman!

Believe in your power and take a leap of faith
That's when you'll seize the light of courage
Don't underestimate us, evildoers!
We won't give you one inch of ground...
Not as long as there's strength in our bodies!

Keep on for as long as you can!
Stand fast for as long as you can!
When you've exhausted all possibilities
And there's no hope in sight...
That's when we need Ultraman!

Ultraman Gaia!


0:01:40
TITLE: Another Giant
SUBTITLE: Enter: Sea Creature Boklag

[Spanish]

GEORGIE: Huh?

GEORGIE: You there! What do you think you're doing!?

GAMU: Ow!

GAMU: Oh, just you, Georgie. Don't scare me like that.

GEORGIE: You're not supposed to be here, are you.

GAMU: I was having a look out of pure scientific interest.

GEORGIE: Oh? Pure scientific interest?

GAMU: Like I said, I was just looking.

GEORGIE: You shorted it out, didn't you.

GAMU: What?

GEORGIE: Pay me to keep my mouth shut.

0:02:43
ATSUKO: What's that?

GEORGIE: The fruits of blackmail.

ATSUKO: From who?

GEORGIE: You know I can't tell you that.

TSUTSUMI: Gamu.

GAMU: Sir?

TSUTSUMI: The commander wants you to meet him in his quarters.

GAMU: Yes, sir.

0:03:27
ISHIMURO: Enter.

GAMU: Excuse me, sir. It's me, Takayama.

ISHIMURO: Just a minute, if you please.

GAMU: Sir.

GAMU: Umm... you've got children, sir?

ISHIMURO: And where is your family?

GAMU: Back home. In Chiba.

ISHIMURO: Do they know where you are?

GAMU: No... but it's okay. My parents give me a long leash.

ISHIMURO: You're my responsibility, you know. I went out on a limb to make sure you could stay here.

GAMU: Thank you, sir.

ISHIMURO: You have to tell them.

GAMU: I can do it over the phone--

ISHIMURO: The Dove Liner can get you there this afternoon. See them in person and tell them.

GAMU: Yes, sir. I'll be going, then...

0:05:10
GAMU: Sheesh, everyone treats me like a kid. I'm 20 years old, here! What a life...

GAMU: What's that thing? Aerial Base!

ATSUKO: This is Aerial Base Control. What do you want, Gamu?

GAMU: A large object is moving off the coast of Chiba!

ATSUKO: There's nothing there.

GAMU: That can't be!

ATSUKO: Are you that afraid of facing your parents?

GAMU: No way! But still...

0:06:48
[Passengers chatter]

0:07:05
GIRL: Hey, do you remember the guy who went to Tokyo... Ando, wasn't it?

GIRL: Oh, I remember!

GIRL: Why do you ask?

GIRL: It just sounds like it's getting dangerous over there.

GIRL: I actually had a huge crush on him!

GIRL: No way! Why?

0:07:24
[Girls chatter]

0:07:34
GIRL: Are you getting off here?

GAMU: Yeah.

0:08:48
KID: Just 'cause you're good at school don't mean you're better than us.

KID: Yeah!

KID: He's always walkin' around like he knows everything.

KID: Yeah, bet he's glad he's not a dummy like us.

KID: Yeah!

KID: Let's go.

KID: Yeah, enjoy your books.

0:09:43
ATSUKO: Just tell me!

GEORGIE: I told you, I can't!

ATSUKO: Traitor.

GEORGIE: But I already took the hush money!

ATSUKO: That doesn't matter! It was only ice cream, anyway.

GEORGIE: But it was good! Gamu really went all out.

ATSUKO: I knew it was him!

GEORGIE: Whoops.

0:10:05
GEORGIE: Moving object detected in the open sea off Chiba.

TSUTSUMI: Is it alive? How large?

ATSUKO: We've lost the signal.

GEORGIE: What?

TSUTSUMI: Commander. We can't be too careful about this.

COMMANDER: You want to send Team Marlin?

TSUTSUMI: No. We can't track it in the ocean, so we'll have to wait until it makes landfall.

ISHIMURO: XIG, move out!

TSUTSUMI: Yes, sir!

GEORGIE: Peace Carrier, prepare for launch.

0:11:05
GAMU: It's all so depressing.

SHIGEMI: Gamu?

GAMU: Mom!

SHIGEMI: What are you doing here?

GAMU: Here! It's the espresso coffee that you like best! And a cheesecake! You can't get this stuff around here, right?

SHIGEMI: What are you saying? Get inside already.

SHIGEMI: Come on, hurry!

0:11:30
TSUTSUMI: We can't get visual confirmation of the target from above. We'll continue monitoring the situation.

ATSUKO: We read you here in Aerial Base Control.

0:11:45
SHIGEMI: Why didn't you call first?

GAMU: Can't I drop in my own house for a visit?

SHIGEMI: But I would have made a nice dinner.

GAMU: Just make the usual.

SHIGEMI: I don't cook much now that it's me and your father.

GAMU: Speaking of which, where's dad?

SHIGEMI: He's at the government office. It's a weekday, after all.

GAMU: Oh, I see.

SHIGEMI: Did you drop out of school? Your father got a letter about it.

GAMU: Sorry, I should have asked.

SHIGEMI: No, I want you to follow your heart.

0:12:26
GAMU: These watermelons are so sweet!

SHIGEMI: Aren't they? It's been a good year for them, they say! Here, salt?

GAMU: No, it's great as-is.

SHIGEMI: Oh?

GAMU: So good.

SHIGEMI: What's wrong?

GAMU: Oh, nothing.

0:13:20
TSUTSUMI: The monster has made landfall and is heading west. I'm launching the Fighters.

ATSUKO: Roger that.

ISHIMURO: Chiba Prefecture? Gamu...

0:13:44
NEWS: Monster Attacks Chiba Prefecture

ATSUKO: Where are you now? The monster's made landfall in Chiba!

GAMU: Yes. I'm going there now. Why couldn't you stop it before it got here?

ATSUKO: We don't know! Our scanners couldn't pick it up.

GAMU: I wonder why not?

GAMU: I'll check things out from down here.

GAMU: Mom, I...

SHIGEMI: It's okay. I'll get to safety.

GAMU: Mom! I... I never much liked this town. But right now, I'm really glad I came back.

0:15:14
KAJIO: We need to stop it before it reaches the city!

KITADA: Why does the fire go out immediately?

GAMU: Mr. Kitada. Could you get a sample of the fog the creature's emitting?

KAJIO: Kitada. Get a sample and transmit to base.

KITADA: Sir.

ATSUKO: Gamu. The fog is a potassium chloride solution that acts as a flame retardant.

GAMU: I see...

ISHIMURO: How is it emitting it?

GAMU: The monster itself is almost entirely seawater, and its body temperature is fairly low. That's why the scanners wouldn't pick it up.

GAMU: It can also easily extinguish light attacks like missiles.

TSUTSUMI: So how are we supposed to deal with it?

GAMU: A strong enough flame could evaporate it, but something like that... would destroy the town, too.

GAMU: That means I'll have to...

0:17:01
TSUTSUMI: I remember him...

GEORGIE: Akko! It's Ultraman Gaia!

ATSUKO: That isn't Gaia.

ISHIMURO: There's more than one Ultraman?

GAMU: It's that other Ultraman... I can't believe... HE'S the other Ultraman?

0:18:55
GAMU: GAIA!

KAJIO: The other giant?

ISHIMURO: What's going on here?

0:21:10
OGAWARA: Is he going to catch Gaia in the blast?

KITADA: He can't!

AKIKO: Gaia!

GAMU: Is it you? Was it you this whole time?

0:22:07
KAJIO: Are we going to end up fighting one of them?

KAJIO: Lightning, return to base!

KITADA: Fighter two, check!

OGAWARA: Fighter three, check!

GAMU: Damn... I was sure I could have kept going!

FUJIMIYA: Gamu... so you're the second one?

GAMU: Fujimiya... you're Fujimiya Hiroya, aren't you? Why are you Ultraman--

HIROYA: Those goody-goody Alchemy Stars don't stand a chance against the Bringer of Fundamental Destruction. That's why I quit. Humanity is a cancer on the face of the Earth! They exist only to breed and defile the Earth.

GAMU: No...

HIROYA: Ultraman exists to protect the Earth. But he has no obligation to protect the parasite that is humanity! Leave XIG! You were put here to work with me!

GAMU: You're wrong! I know what you're saying is wrong!

[Ending Theme]
Loving you, I'm still running on
On a quest for the light
I'll head out by myself

There's an endless blue sky out there
Shining through a break in the clouds
We all feel the same anxiety
When we think about the future
But I want to become stronger
So I can see to it that you never cry

Loving you, I'm still running on
Because all the answers lie within
Loving me, I know surrender is not an option
On a quest for the light
I'll head out by myself


NARRATOR: A creepy eye laughs at XIG. It laughs at Gamu -- at Gaia! Next time on Ultraman Gaia: The Mocking Eye. It will laugh at you, too.
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Sunday, September 18, 2011

Translation: Densetsu no Yuusha Da Garn Episode 22

Nothing much to say about this episode... it's probably one of the sillier episodes in the show, but it's still really fun.

Script below the cut!

[Opening Theme]
Just as the wind rushes for the sky
I'm gonna take to the air, some day
I know I can, I believe in it
There's a power out there that the grown-ups have lost
And I'm gonna take it back, right now
I think that you can do it, too
Hey, I'm not very strong all by myself, either
But maybe, if we helped each other out...
We can fly! The Earth is our great ship!
Say, "Da Garn, stand tall!"
And head for the light of our endless future


SEIJI: My name's Takasugi Seiji, and I'm in 6th grade! I'm the commander of the Brave Fighters who protect the Earth! Brave Fighters are like avatars of the planet's will. They awoke from their long slumber to destroy invaders from space!

SEIJI: We beat this robot-crazy guy named Redlone who said he was here to 'take our planet's life,' and beat this animal freak named Butcho! No one can beat my Brave Fighters! What's even better is that my commander identity is getting super-popular! But now... more robots are showing up!? You gotta be kidding me! How many enemies are we gonna have to fight!? Well don't stay in hiding, get your butts out here!

0:02:12
TITLE: Lost & Found Director!

PINKY: This is heaven! There's no luxury greater than an early morning bath.

VIOLETCHE: You seem very relaxed.

PINKY: Violetche!

VIOLETCHE: Are you well? I hate to interrupt your early morning leisure time.

PINKY: When did you get in here?

VIOLETCHE: I'm afraid that while you were relaxing, I've beaten you to the punch.

PINKY: What!? You're saying you found a Planet Energy Reservoir!?

VIOLETCHE: Yes. I've used the data left behind by Redlone and Butcho to discern its general area.

VIOLETCHE: You realize that if I find a Reservoir immediately after arrival, it will completely discredit you. Lord Ohboss will not be pleased.

PINKY: Lord Ohboss will...

VIOLETCHE: Lady Pinky, why don't we join forces? I don't mind splitting the credit between us, after all.

PINKY: That's a very kind offer. So, what are your conditions?

VIOLETCHE: I just want you to say 'you won.'

PINKY: I refuse.

VIOLETCHE: I see.

0:03:55
SEVEN: You want me to join forces with you?

LADY: Yes. We can split the credit fifty-fifty, on defeating Da Garn or finding a Reservoir.

SEVEN: And eliminating Violetche?

LADY: What a thing to say! Why should I wish harm on Violetche? Why, he's Lord Ohboss's most trusted subordinate.

SEVEN: Give me time to think about it.

LADY: I guess I'll just have to do it myself, then.

PINK: Oh well. Back to looking for information like always!

0:04:45
SEIJI: Oh no! I'm late! Why didn't Hikaru wake me up this morning!?

SEIJI: Crap!

0:05:07
SEIJI: Safe!

SEIJI: Whatcha doin'?

HIKARU: Hey Seiji, look at this! We're all reading the article about the robots' commander! He's really popular!

SEIJI: Wow, is he really that popular?

HIKARU: He's the hottest thing around right now!

PINK: I'm awfully interested in him! It would be so sexy to date that Pest-- I mean, that commander!

SEIJI: Oh, yeah? Really? The hottest thing around, huh?

HIKARU: What are you laughing about? You're so weird, Seiji.

KIDS: Look out! Morisoba's here!

MORISAWA: I'd like to hear who broke the rules by bringing this non-study-related item to school.

0:06:05
HIKARU: Wait a minute... that's...

PINK: That thing belongs to the Pest...

MORISAWA: Okay! Whoever brought this toy in violation of school policy, please raise your hand now!

SEIJI: Thank goodness! Morisoba thinks the Director's just a toy!

PINK: Could the Pest be here in this class?

SEIJI: If he thinks it's just a toy, there's no harm in my raising my hand...

PINK: Come, you vile Pest! Raise your hand!

SEIJI: Time to raise my hand!

HIKARU: Sir! That isn't a toy! It's the device that the robots' commander carries with him!

KID: Now that you mention it...

KID: I wonder if you could control Da Garn with that?

MORISAWA: Quiet! Be quiet, everyone!

HIKARU: Sir, I've seen it before with my own eyes! I'm sure it's his!

MORISAWA: Let's give it a try, then. Come here, Da Garn!

0:07:03
SEIJI: Like he'd really come.

PINK: He just doesn't know how to use it. I think... you have to open it first!

MORISAWA: You see? It's clearly just a toy.

HIKARU: I guess you're right...

MORISAWA: Anyway, I'm holding onto this until the owner comes forward. Understand? Anyway, it's time for arithmetic.

HIKARU: Seiji, I'm sure that's the real thing. I bet only the commander can use it.

SEIJI: This ain't good. I can't come forward if Hikaru thinks it's the real thing. What do I do?

PINK: This is it! Who cares about identifying the Pest! If I can take control of those robots...!

LADY: Now, Da Garn! Cast all who oppose me into the abyss!

DAGARN: As you command, Lady Pinky.

DAGARN: Da Garn Magnum!

LADY: Your robots are now mine!

MORISAWA: Yamamoto... do you need to go to the nurse?

0:08:40
SEIJI: What's wrong, Pink? You need to talk to Morisoba?

PINK: Oh, well... what about you, Seiji?

SEIJI: Well, kinda...

MORISAWA: What is it, you two? Our lunch break won't last long.

SEIJI: You go first, Yamamoto.

PINK: Oh no! You first, Seiji.

SEIJI: Oh no! Ladies first!

PINK: But I think you should...

SEIJI: Don't hold back on my account!

MORISAWA: What's the matter with you two?

0:09:12
MORISAWA: If you don't need anything, please return to your classroom.

SEIJI: Oh, I just remembered! There was something in the lesson I didn't understand... umm... oh, here, this problem!

PINK: I need to find a way to be alone with the instructor...

0:09:31
WOMAN: I'm Furusawa Ichiro's mother... thank you for teaching my son.

PINK: That's it!

SEIJI: Here! This fourth line here!

0:09:48
SEIJI: So like, right here... what's the proper participle to use when you're trying to conjugate mitochondria!?

MORISAWA: What are you even talking about?

PINKY: Hello there. Thank you for teaching my little sister.

SEIJI: Pinky!

MORISAWA: Well, well. You're Yamamoto's sister, aren't you? What do you need from me?

PINKY: The truth is, I need to speak with you about my sister... is there any way we can be alone?

SEIJI: Pinky is as pretty as ever. But what are they talking about?

MORISAWA: What do you need to discuss with me?

PINKY: Pink is just such a good girl. So pretty and well-mannered and popular with the boys.

MORISAWA: Yes...

0:10:43
PINKY: Mr. Morisawa, won't you have a look at this?

PINKY: Now, show me the thing you found this morning.

PINKY: Hurry, now.

PINKY: Soon, Da Garn will be my slave!

PINKY: Now, give that to me!

0:11:28
SEIJI: Huh? What was I doing, just now?

MORISAWA: Takasugi... Sakurakouji... what are you doing here? I was having an important conversation with Yamamoto Pink's sister... wasn't I?

HOTARU: Return that to its rightful owner.

SEIJI: Hotaru...

[Eyecatch]

0:12:18
SEIJI: After Hotaru made such a big deal about it, I couldn't just say it was mine...

SEIJI: But I gotta get the Director back from Morisoba, ASAP.

PINK: That lousy little party-pooper! I was just about to make Da Garn my slave! Well then, I'll just have to take it by force! And I'll make those impudent little brats suffer for what they did!

0:12:59
SERVANT: My Lady Pinky. You called?

LADY: Send the Killer Doll V-Vuitton to the school.

SERVANT: But we haven't finished waxing it.

LADY: I don't care! Send it here at once!

SERVANT: Prepare Killer Doll V-Vuitton for launch!

0:13:24
KID: Attention! Bow! Take your seats!

MORISAWA: So, where is Yamamoto? Has anyone seen her?

HOTARU: There.

SEIJI: An enemy attack! That's right... I forgot, Morisoba's got the Director!

KID: We gotta get out of here!

MORISAWA: Wait a minute, everyone! Remember our evacuation drills! Form two lines and proceed calmly!

0:14:09
LADY: I'll just pull the device from the pile of corpses.

MORISAWA: Keep calm, everyone!

MORISAWA: Everyone... this way!

MORISAWA: This way!

GIRL: That robot... it must be after our class!

MORISAWA: But why!?

SEIJI: Shoot... if only I had the Director!

LADY: Looks like class is out forever! V-Vuitton!

SEIJI: We're in trouble, Da Garn... you gotta come help us!

PINKY: There it is!

SEIJI: The Director!

PINKY: I'll just be taking this.

SEIJI: Wh-Who are you!?

LADY: Listen well, you little insect. Da Garn, the robot who protected you, is about to become my loyal slave.

LADY: Now come to me, Da Garn!

SEIJI: Idiot. Like he'll really come. Da Garn only listens to MY orde--

SEIJI: No... no way...

LADY: Thank you for coming, Da Garn!

SEIJI: Oh no... is Da Garn really following to the enemy's order's!?

LADY: Now, Da Garn! Let's begin by casting these unsightly little brats into oblivion!

SEIJI: Stop it, Da Garn!

SEIJI: Alright! You had me worried for a minute, there!

LADY: Why!? Da Garn, listen to my orders!

0:16:24
DAGARN: Even if the sun were to set in the east... I would never listen to your orders!

LADY: What!? You impudent fool! Destroy him!

DAGARN: Oh no!

0:16:49
SEIJI: Da Garn!

LADY: That's what you get for rejecting my orders!

LADY: V-Vuitton! Teach him the true meaning of suffering!

0:17:18
KID: Oh no! Da Garn's in trouble!

SEIJI: Crap... He's done for if he doesn't combine into Da Garn X...

SEIJI: But the enemy's got the Director... everyone in class is watching... how am I supposed to give the order to combine!?

0:17:58
KID: Oh no! Da Garn's finished!

SEIJI: Am I gonna have to reveal my secret identity!?

HOTARU: Keep going!

HIKARU: That's right! Don't lose, Da Garn!

SEIJI: That's it! That's how I can give the combine order!

SEIJI: Okay, everyone! Let's all work together to cheer Da Garn on!

SEIJI: All together, then! Keep going, Da Garn! Don't lose, Da Garn! Combine and fight back! Okay!

ALL: Keep going, Da Garn! Don't lose, Da Garn! Combine and fight back!

DAGARN: That's the order I've been waiting for!

PINKY: What happened!?

SEIJI: Next! Earth Formation, Da Garn X!

ALL: Earth Formation, Da Garn X!

DAGARN: Earth Formation! Da Garn X!

0:19:28
HIKARU: But this is strange! How did he combine without the commander here?

SEIJI: It must be...

MORISAWA: It must be a miracle! Da Garn responded to your pure, untainted hearts! Oh, my sweet, innocent children! This is why I dedicate my life to you!

SEIJI: Sure, let's leave it at that.

PINKY: That little Pest! Where's he giving orders from!? Anyway, finish him!

DAGARN: Earth Vulcan!

0:20:15
PINKY: That's enough! This thing is useless!

SEIJI: Okay, Da Garn! Let's finish this!

DAGARN: Yes, sir!

DAGARN: Breast Earth Buster!

0:21:08
PINK: Mr. Morisawa!

MORISAWA: Yamamoto, you're safe!

PINK: Oh Mr. Morisawa, I was so scared!

HIKARU: Huh? But where did Seiji get off to?

0:21:37
HIKARU: Here you go!

SEIJI: Hey, don't mind if I do!

HIKARU: But why was that robot after our class?

SEIJI: How should I know?

HIKARU: Welcome!

SEIJI: Pinky!

PINKY: Let's see. One large vegetable curry, one large seaweed salad, three orders of pumpkin soup... and for dessert, five orders each of chocolate coffee and fruit gelatin. And one of your daily dinner specials.

SEIJI: Pinky, you gonna eat all that yourself?

PINKY: I just might. I always get a big appetite after a bad day.

SEIJI: Oh, I see!

HIKARU: I'll get started!

PINKY: And another water, please!

HIKARU: Yes ma'am!

PINKY: Accursed Da Garn! Next time, I'll destroy both you and your Pest!

SEIJI: Pinky is always pretty, even when she's angry.

HIKARU: Dad, we've got a customer! Stop watching baseball and help me out, here! You too, mom!

[Ending Theme]
Walking barefoot through the jungle
I flipped a switch
And all the giraffes and pretty girls
Linked arms in a dance routine
All the rules and manners my mother taught me...
Wah ha ha, blown away!
This is a paradise of the heart, not the head
Tomorrow will surely be 'hallelujah!'
So you've got to keep on winning
The sky and the sea are 'papaya!'
And I'll always love you


SEIJI: This is great! Pinky's working part-time at Hikaru's restaurant! That means I'll get to see her every day! But it looks like trouble's brewing... the Ringmaster's old dolls are smashing up the town! Hey, where am I... it's all dark and cramped and hot!

SEIJI: Next time, on Brave Fighter of Legend Da Garn! Dance of the Spy Dolls! I'm the commander... and I'm in here!
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Translation: Kaiketsu Zubatto, Episode 8

This episode opens with the single greatest thing you will ever see. Not in tokusatsu, not in Japanese entertainment -- the greatest thing anywhere, ever.

The boss of this episode is named Mickey Hebiyama, whose name literally means "Snake Mountain." I gave real thought to calling him "Mickey Snakes" since he's such a gangster type and Hayakawa ends up punning off the name, but it seemed a little over the top even for this show.

As a compromise, I left it so that most of the time he's Mickey Hebiyama, but Hayakawa and Shinkichi occasionally refer to him derisively as "Mickey the Snake" to help the meaning of his name come through in English.

The bodyguard in this episode is Jigoku-ichi, who is a pretty obvious parody of the famous blind swordsman Zatoichi. The "Jigoku" in his name means "hell," but since no one puns off that part of his name, and the Zatoichi reference is more important than the "hell" part, I just left it intact.

Also, for those wondering about the little round statue Hebiyama's leaning on in the first scene where he appears: it's a daruma. In Japanese tradition, you blacken in one of the eyes when you start in on a new ambition, then blacken in the second eye when you achieve it. It's a pretty standard thing to see in a political candidate's office.

0:00:30
TITLE: The Magnificent Zuvatt!

[Opening Theme]
Zu-VATT, I'm on the scene! Zu-VATT, I solve the case!
Zu-VATT, I'm on the scene! Zu-VATT, I solve the case!
Since the day when I saw that view of hell
The only wind that I feel on my face
Is a wind of revenge, a burning wind!
Hunt them down! Hunt them down, and corner them!

Zu-VATT, I'm on the scene! Zu-VATT, I solve the case!
My friend, my dear friend!
My friend, please watch my howling whip!

I am the Magnificent Zuvatt!


[Hayakawa's Song]
Burning red in the setting sun
Lies the horizon on which we made our vow
But whether I love it now, or hate it...
La la la, la la la...
Like you, I will never return...


0:02:38
SIGN: Put an end to violence

SIGN: Drive out the Viper Peace Society!

SHINKICHI: You eat just like a little wolf, don't you!

OSAMU: Well, I haven't eaten anything all day!

SHINKICHI: Sorry to hear that.

MIDORI: Thank you for all your help.

SHINKICHI: Just help yourself. It's the least we can do.

0:03:00
TITLE: Propane Explosion of Sorrow

SIGN: Viper Peace Society Headquarters

SIGN: Candidate for Mayor
SIGN: Mickey Hebiyama
SIGN: President, Viper Peace Society

MICKEY: So all went well, eh?

GANG: Yes. Just as you ordered, boss.

MICKEY: Hey, call me President! I'm gonna be mayor come next election, y'know.

GANG: And soon, those little idiots conspiring against you in their rusty shack will be gone.

MICKEY: With that shack filled up with propane, the minute someone strikes a match...

GANG: Boom!

0:03:52
MIDORI: Are these Viper Peace Society really such bad men?

SHINKICHI: Yes. They may act like civilized men, but they can't fool us. Their boss, Mickey Hebiyama, is a gangster!

WOMAN: They're not going to turn our town into a gangster town!

MAN: That's why we're fighting back! Right?

SHINKICHI: That's right. I'm gonna take a picture of the shack!

MAN: Silly Shinkichi. He just has to show off his new telephoto lens!

WOMAN: He wants to get a shot of the Viper Peace Society doing something illegal!

WOMAN: Hey, does something smell funny in here?

OSAMU: Sorry! I haven't taken a bath for a month!

MAN: What!?

WOMAN: I should make us some tea, right?

MAN: If you would.

MIDORI: Hey, it's Mr. Hayakawa! There, on that bulldozer!

OSAMU: It is him!

OSAMU: Mr. Hayakawa!

WOMAN: Hey, do you still want tea?

MAN: Light the burner!

WOMAN: Okay!

0:04:57
NEWS: Mysterious explosion in prefab shack
NEWS: Accident or Sabotage!?
NEWS: A friend's tragic on-site photograph

SHINKICHI: I can't believe my camera caught the moment of their death...

MIDORI: Please, Mr. Tojo! Arrest Mickey Hebiyama now!

TOJO: I'm sorry you're upset, Ms. Midori, but we have to run a proper investigation.

MIDORI: But their bright smiles... I can't... I can't...

HAYAKAWA: Shinkichi, follow me!

HAYAKAWA: Where are the negatives for this picture?

HAYAKAWA: Take a close look at this. Do you see something there behind the shack ruins?

HAYAKAWA: If this is a human being, they might have seen who planted the propane bomb. But we'll need to check the negatives. Let's go.

0:06:02
SHIN: They're gone! Mr. Hayakawa, the negatives have been stolen!

HAYAKAWA: It must be the Viper Peace Society.

0:06:11
MICKEY: Who the hell are you!?

HAYAKAWA: Well, Mr. Snake. Won't you return the negatives?

MICKEY: What's that? Return negatives? I don't know who you are or where you came from, but I won't stand for your slanderous talk! I, Mickey Hebiyama, will soon be mayor of this town!

HAYAKAWA: If your part in the bombing gets exposed, you'll lose the election.

MICKEY: That would be a nice story. But you've got no proof!

HAYAKAWA: I intend to get you by the tail.

MICKEY: Do it.

GANG: Take this!

0:07:15
MICKEY: Master! Master! Master!

JIGOKU: Yes, yes, yes.

JIGOKU: Yes, yes... I'm right here.

JIGOKU: So you're the famous Hayakawa. Aren't you?

HAYAKAWA: Do you intend to stand in my way... Jigoku-ichi?

JIGOKU: Oh... you know my name, sir?

HAYAKAWA: I've heard you're the master of the cane sword. However... your skill is only second in Japan.

JIGOKU: Then you are saying... there is another better than I?

0:08:26
HAYAKAWA: Right before your eyes.

JIGOKU: Shall we settle this then, sir?

JIGOKU: Mr. Hayakawa. Could you do this?

JIGOKU: President! Check it.

MICKEY: You're right! This is the negative of the moment of the explosion! You're a master, as always, Jigoku-ichi.

GANG: President!

HAYAKAWA: Midori!

GANG: This girl has been spying on us!

MICKEY: This is what you get!

JIGOKU: President. President, sir. I think this could make things interesting. Would you let me borrow the woman?

MICKEY: Oh, have you got use for her?

JIGOKU: Well, maybe. Hand me some cloth.

JIGOKU: Mr. Hayakawa. Can you take the negative using only this?

MICKEY: Now this IS interesting! One little mistake and this girl's pretty face gets split in two!

MIDORI: Mr. Hayakawa...

MICKEY: Wait, Hayakawa! We want this to be a fair competition! You should wear a blindfold, too!

MIDORI: Mr. Hayakawa. I'll be alright. I believe in you.

0:11:40
MICKEY: Hey! Where's the negative? Where's the negative!?

HAYAKAWA: Try opening your eyes. Well, Snake? As promised... I'll be taking the negative and Midori as well.

MICKEY: Damn you!

0:12:14
SHIN: It's Miki!

MIKI: Listen... about the man I saw arming the propane bomb...

MAID: My Lady! You must not speak of such things. Do you understand? If you tell anyone of this, you will surely be killed!

MIKI: But... the man who killed those people... I can still remember his face! I'm sure he was from the Viper Peace Society.

MAID: Be quiet! If those men should happen to hear you speaking that way...

GANG: I'm afraid we already have.

MIKI: My eyes! My eyes!

HAYAKAWA: Miki!

[Eyecatch]

MICKEY: The witness, Nagisa Miki, has been blinded and can no longer serve as an eyewitness! I'm now guaranteed success in the next mayoral election!

BOSS: To think, Dakkar will produce its first mayor!

MICKEY: My fellow citizens! Please cast your vote for Mickey Hebiyama -- Mickey Hebiyama, ally of justice!

SHINKICHI: Everyone! Please, don't be deceived! This man is a murderer! If you elect this man, he'll turn the town over to gangsters!

GANG: And just where is your proof!?

GANG: Just who are YOU, anyway!?

GANG: Get this punk outta here!

WOMAN: Mr. Hebiyama is a wonderful person!

SHINKICHI: You're all being deceived!

GANG: Shut up! He's an instigator! Get him!

MICKEY: Listen, everyone, please! These charges leveled against me are false! Just as you all bravely expelled those two gangsters, I too will fight against immorality, violence, and organized crime! I am the president of the Viper Peace Society, Mickey Hebiyama!

0:14:48
SHINKICHI: Mr. Hayakawa... is there nothing we can do? Are we just going to let him become the mayor of our town!?

SHINKICHI: Mickey the Snake! I'll never let you become our mayor!

MICKEY: I'm sick of this kid's whining. Do as you like with him. Make sure no one finds the body.

MICKEY: Hayakawa... you again.

HAYAKAWA: I heard you, Mr. Mayor-to-Be. I heard you order those men to kill him. Now what? Do you feel like confessing to setting the propane bomb and blinding the only witness?

MICKEY: You're a fool if you think you can stand against the 5,800-member Viper Peace Society alone! I'll show you the suffering of hell, Hayakawa. Just as you deduced, it was I who destroyed those meddling kids and their shack! It was me!

HAYAKAWA: Mickey Hebiyama!

0:16:37
HAYAKAWA: I've been waiting to hear you confess!

MICKEY: Hold it!

0:17:05
MICKEY: No less than he deserves. Goodbye! Die with your guitar, little wanderer!

SHINKICHI: Mr. Hayakawa!

HAYAKAWA: Flight switch on!

MICKEY: What's that thing!?

0:18:03
MICKEY: Who the hell are you!?

HAYAKAWA: Zu-VATT, I'm on the scene! Zu-VATT, I solve the case! They call me the wandering hero... the Magnificent Zuvatt!

MICKEY: The Magnificent Zuvatt!?

HAYAKAWA: You used a propane explosion to murder a group of young people... and blinded the young girl who was witness to it! Mickey the Snake... you will pay!

[Insert Song]
Zu-VATT, I'm on the scene! Zu-VATT, I solve the case!
Zu-VATT, I'm on the scene! Zu-VATT, I solve the case!


0:18:50
MICKEY: Master! Master! Come here! Master Jigoku-ichi!

JIGOKU: Yes, yes, yes... I'm right here.

MICKEY: There, master!

JIGOKU: Not bad... I thought I had you there.

[Opening Song/2nd Verse]
Since the day when I saw that view of hell
The only flame that burns in my heart
Is a blue-red flame, the fire of hate
Burn! Burn higher, and higher!

Zu-VATT, I'm on the scene! Zu-VATT, I solve the case!
My friend, my dear friend!
My friend, do you see this shower of sparks?
I am the Magnificent Zuvatt!


JIGOKU: You seem to have some skill. Now, I will open YOUR eyes!

0:19:59
MICKEY: Yeah! Get him!

HAYAKAWA: Only three minutes left...

JIGOKU: Die!

MICKEY: You did it! Master, you got him, didn't you!?

JIGOKU: Mr. President... I've lost.

MICKEY: That guy didn't come cheap!

HAYAKAWA: Hebiyama, you must pay!

HAYAKAWA: Flight switch on!

0:21:45
HAYAKAWA: Hebiyama! You killed Asuka Goro, didn't you!

MICKEY: I didn't! I didn't!

HAYAKAWA: Then who did!?

MICKEY: I swear, I don't know!

HAYAKAWA: Just one minute left...

HAYAKAWA: Zuvatt Attack!

0:22:17
HAYAKAWA: Asuka... I've avenged the young people who were murdered just like you.

HAYAKAWA: I swear I will find the man who killed you, too.

CARD: This man was behind the propane gas explosion

DOCTOR: Now slowly, open your eyes.

MIKI: I can see! I'm healed!

MIDORI: I'm so glad, Miki!

[Ending Theme]
There is a road that a man must walk
That road is his to walk alone
When he devotes his life to a burning wish
He seeks what lies beyond the mountains

Through love and truth and suffering
The way of battle is like the fires of hell
And though he does not know what lies beyond...
That road is his to walk alone


NARRATOR: Dakkar tries all methods to achieve their goals! This time, innocent children are their targets! Don't let them go, Zuvatt! Snap the whip of justice!

NARRATOR: Next time on The Magnficent Zuvatt: Turn Back to the River of Tears!

NARRATOR: Zuvatt's stunts are dangerous, so please don't try them at home!
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Friday, September 16, 2011

Translation: Densetsu no Yuusha Da Garn Episode 21

Hey, look! Another character I love translating for! As if the show didn't have enough of those already. Incidentally, this is the episode that broke me the first time I tried to translate this series, so I'm really glad I have the chance to do it over again and this time make all the awesome villain banter not sound awkward as butt.

I had a strong urge to translate this episode title "Troll Cat is Troll." I would never actually do something like that, of course, but watch the episode and I think you'll understand why the urge was so strong.

Check out the script beneath the cut!

[Opening Theme]
Just as the wind rushes for the sky
I'm gonna take to the air, some day
I know I can, I believe in it
There's a power out there that the grown-ups have lost
And I'm gonna take it back, right now
I think that you can do it, too
Hey, I'm not very strong all by myself, either
But maybe, if we helped each other out...
We can fly! The Earth is our great ship!
Say, "Da Garn, stand tall!"
And head for the light of our endless future


SEIJI: My name's Takasugi Seiji, and I'm in 6th grade! I'm the commander of the Brave Fighters who protect the Earth! Brave Fighters are like avatars of the planet's will. They awoke from their long slumber to destroy invaders from space!

SEIJI: We beat this robot-crazy guy named Redlone who said he was here to 'take our planet's life,' then destroyed the spaceship of this animal freak named Butcho! Me and my Brave Fighters are unbeatable! It sure was a shock to learn that Butcho was the ringmaster of the local circus, but with him gone, I guess my town's safe again!

0:02:12
TITLE: The Cat in the Darkness

NEMOTO: Stay back! Stay back, please!

0:02:34
MISUZU: Investigators from the Global Defense Army have just arrived on the scene. Are you seeing this, everyone? This massive sinkhole opened at the center of the residential district of Midorigahama just hours ago. This hole is the only race remaining of the presence of the invaders' spaceship. This string of incidents in Midorigahama may be only the first signs of an unprecedented threat facing our entire planet.

TSUKUSHI: It really is worrisome. I can't believe that big scary spaceship was hiding underneath the circus tent.

SEIJI: No kidding. Not to mention that the Ringmaster was was an alien, and that he was that Butcho guy!

PINKY: What a fool I was. I spent all that time with him and never even realized.

HIKARU: He was a real jerk for tricking you that whole time, Pinky.

HARUO: There are men in the world who have no qualms about lying to a woman!

TSUKUSHI: Don't look glum, Miss Pinky. It's nothing a little fishwort cake won't cure.

PINKY: Thank you ma'am.

HIKARU: So just what happened to that Butcho guy?

SEIJI: How is Pinky s'posed to know that? C'mon.

0:04:08
PINKY: How did you get in here? Get out of here.

PINKY: You impudent creature!

PINKY: Get out of here, I said!

VIOLETCHE: Goodness, how cold you are.

VIOLETCHE: Don't look at me like that. You've seen stranger things, haven't you?

PINKY: You... you're Violetche!

VIOLETCHE: How have you been? It was quite uncooperative of you to come to Earth without telling me, you know.

PINKY: So when did YOU get to Earth? Did you come here... with Lord Ohboss?

VIOLETCHE: What a charming room you have. Why don't we work together on this one?

PINKY: I asked how long you've been on Earth.

VIOLETCHE: That hardly matters, don't you think? But it should interest you to know that Lord Ohboss is making his way to Earth.

PINKY: Lord Ohboss... are you serious!?

VIOLETCHE: Why would I lie about that?

VIOLETCHE: You seem quite calm... despite having achieved nothing in your time here.

PINKY: I don't have to make excuses to you.

VIOLETCHE: Allow me to give you a piece of advice. My job is to report to Lord Ohboss.

PINKY: So what?

VIOLETCHE: Just take care that you don't end up like that fool Butcho.

PINKY: Wait, you're saying... you killed Butcho?

VIOLETCHE: A lady never tells.

0:05:55
PINKY: This is bad. This is very bad. If Lord Ohboss has sent his Auditor here, that means he's taken a personal interest in the conquest of Earth.There's no question that he eliminated Butcho. I have to think of something, quickly.

LADY: I have an urgent mission for all of you! The search for those filthy robots and their leader will restart from square one, and this time we'll be thorough! It is time for us to take an active role in this battle!

SERVANT: If I may, Lady Pinky, I acquired some interesting information earlier.

LADY: What is it? Spit it out, man.

SERVANT: Our Lord Butcho's--

LADY: Don't call him Lord! Call him Filthy Butcho!

SERVANT: Yes ma'am. It appears that part of Filthy Butcho's base still remains.

LADY: What?

SERVANT: Shall I begin an investigation?

LADY: I will go with you.

0:07:38
LADY: This appears to be the sub-computer room.

COMPUTER: Welcome, Hysterical Pinky.

SERVANT: It appears the computer survived.

LADY: We'll see if he makes it through the night.

LADY: You. Give me all the information Filthy Butcho was keeping from me.

COMPUTER: I can give nothing without Lord Butcho's permission.

LADY: My pathetic subordinate, Filthy Butcho, is no longer living. If you don't want me to unplug you, you'll turn over the information now!

COMPUTER: Providing information! Providing information! Please do not be violent with me!

SERVANT: The can be no mistake. There is quite a bit of information here. Some of it may be useful.

PINKY: We're done here, then. Let's go.

PINKY: Destroy this place so it can't be used against us.

SERVANT: Yes ma'am.

COMPUTER: Wait! Do not touch that! Please! That is my self-destruct button! Wait! Save me! Please, My Lady!

COMPUTER: You are the cat-man, Lord Violetche!

VIOLETCHE: Give me all the data you have, little one.

COMPUTER: If you save me, I will give you anything you want!

0:09:12
SOLDIER: What happened!?

SEIJI: Alright, my doria's done!

REPORTER: Last evening, we reported on an explosion at the site of the alien space craft. Following the explosion, a piece of what is believed to have been the invaders' base was discovered. Unfortunately, the room was so badly damaged in the explosion that its original layout and purpose cannot be identified at this time.

REPORTER: Further, a large, tunnel was discovered leading to the room from outside. It is thought to be man-made.

SEIJI: That means some of those aliens might still be in town.

MISUZU: I don't know. Either way, I don't want you going near that dangerous place, Seiji!

SEIJI: I know.

REPORTER: We now take you live to a statement from the Japanese branch of the Global Defense Army.

SEIJI: Hey, it's dad. When did he get back to Japan?

MISUZU: Four days ago. Because of all the strange things that have been happening here, the Australian high command decided to make Japan their main defense priority.

0:10:26
SEIJI: It's almost like we've got the whole family around the table, isn't it?

MISUZU: Yes, it is.

TAKASUGI: Next, I would first like to express my sincere gratitude to the robots, including Da Garn, who have worked so hard to protect us from these invaders' attacks. I humbly ask for all of your number to come forward and identify yourselves. I believe that we are on the same side, and that if you come forward, we can all work together.

VIOLETCHE: What a ridiculous display. They're just on top of the world, aren't they? I guess I'll have to restart the whole operation from scratch.

TAKASUGI: I am now addressing the mysterious commanding officer who appears alongside Da Garn! If you are watching this broadcast, I urge you to come forward!

TAKASUGI: You have done a fine job of protecting our Earth. You are all our heroes.

SEIJI: Oh gosh, I dunno about heroes!

MISUZU: Seiji. What are you acting so bashful about?

SEIJI: Oh nothing, It's just... weird seein' dad like this!

TAKASUGI: Allow me to repeat! If the mysterious commanding officer--

LADY: You've got to be kidding me! It's like they think we're powerless! If word of this gets out to Lord Ohboss, I'm as good as dead... if only it weren't for that impudent fool, I could talk my way out of it... that accursed cat-man. How can I rid myself of him?

[Eyecatch]

0:12:30
VIOLETCHE: What luck. My very first day of searching and I've already found the robots' commanding officer.

KID: What're you doin', let go 'a me!

KID: It's my turn to be the hero, you take yours off!

KID: Nyah nyah!

KID: Wait up!

0:12:54
MERCHANT: It's our newest big seller! The 'captain suit' of the robot army's commander! Wear it and become a real superhero! Gather 'round, gather 'round! We've got helmets in all sizes!

VIOLETCHE: Not quite the commander I was looking for.

LADY: Show me the cat-man.

SERVANT: Ma'am!

LADY: Don't worry, Violetche. I'll grant you a glorious death in battle!

0:14:49
HIKARU: That's where they discovered the underground room.

SEIJI: It's crazy. Someone dug there way in there and blew it up, huh?

PINKY: It's scary to think... Butcho's allies might still be here in town.

HIKARU: Are you okay, Pinky? No one's after you?

PINKY: I don't know, that's why I came! That Butcho's really caused problems for a lot of people.

HIKARU: I wonder what's going on?

PINKY: Where's Seiji?

HIKARU: Oh, yeah... where did he go?

SEIJI: Da Garn! What's going on?

DAGARN: Enemy robots have surfaced in Midorigahama!

SEIJI: What did you say!? Get out there!

DAGARN: Yes, sir!

KIDS: Let's go! Yay! Da Garn's gonna show up!

0:16:02
SEIJI: Uh-oh! I better hurry!

0:16:56
DAGARN: Change! Da Garn!

KID: It's Da Garn!

0:17:17
KID: Two on one's no fair!

SEIJI: This place is dangerous, everyone! Return to your homes!

KID: Hey! It's the real commander!

KID: No way, I'm the real one!

KIDS: What are you talking about!? I'm the real one!

SEIJI: Oh, geez.

0:17:32
SEIJI: Da Garn! You gotta stay away from this area!

DAGARN: Yes, sir!

SEIJI: Sabers! We need you here! Protect the kids!

SABERS: Roger!

KID: That's amazing.

KID: He's the real thing!

KID: So cool!

SEIJI: My friends! Stay here and watch how a true hero fights! Farewell!

KIDS: Awesome!

DAGARN: Da Garn Magnum!

DAGARN: What!?

SEIJI: Da Garn! Combine!

0:18:29
DAGARN: Combine! Da Garn X!

DAGARN: Earth Vulcan!

JET: That's enough of that!

DAGARN: Sabers!

0:19:14
JET: Change!

JUMBO: Change!

SHUTTLE: Change!

VIOLETCHE: So, it's down to me and you.

DAGARN: Da Garn Blade!

SEIJI: Sabers, three-part combination!

SABERS: Roger!

SKY: Combine! Sky Saber!

0:20:12
VIOLETCHE: Who put you up to this? Confess!

SKY: Saber Boomerang!

0:20:34
SERVANT: For My Lady...

DAGARN: Earth Cannon!

DAGARN: Prepare yourself!

SEIJI: Alright! Ya can't beat Da Garn X!

SEIJI: V!

PINKY: A toast to our dear, departed Violetche. Cheers.

VIOLETCHE: Dear departed WHO, did you say?

PINKY: Violetche!

VIOLETCHE: You tried to have me killed, didn't you?

PINKY: Of course not! Why would I do that?

VIOLETCHE: Then, who could it have been? Someone was after me.

PINKY: It wasn't me! I swear, it wasn't!

VIOLETCHE: This is the cheap stuff.

PINKY: I was so worried you might have been killed in the battle... I'm just glad you're safe.

VIOLETCHE: You're a very poor liar, my dear. Don't worry. I'll overlook it just this once. If you try this again, though... you're dead. Understand?

[Ending Theme]
Walking barefoot through the jungle
I flipped a switch
And all the giraffes and pretty girls
Linked arms in a dance routine
All the rules and manners my mother taught me...
Wah ha ha, blown away!
This is a paradise of the heart, not the head
Tomorrow will surely be 'hallelujah!'
So you've got to keep on winning
The sky and the sea are 'papaya!'
And I'll always love you


SEIJI: Oh no! I dropped the Director! This crazy lady picked it up and now I'm in a real jam! ... haha, as if. Da Garn won't take orders from anyone but me! Hey... wait a minute! Da Garn, what are you doing!?

SEIJI: Next time, on Brave Fighter of Legend Da Garn! Lost & Found Director! I'm the commander, here... for real, you guys!!
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