Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Translation: Densetsu no Yuusha Da Garn Episode 2

Another day, another exciting installment of Da Garn. In this episode, Seiji is quite up front about the fact that he's not gonna be very good at this "secret identity" thing. But what could possibly go wrong? You'll just have to wait and see.

As always, 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 5th grade at Midorigahama Elementary! One day, a UFO appeared in my home town. It turned into a robot and started wrecking up the place! It freaked me out pretty bad...

SEIJI: I ran to hide out in a nearby temple, when this voice started talking to me from under the ground. It said 'fight, to save the Earth'... then this Aurin thing started shining, and this ball of light flew out of the Buddha's head... and THEN the light got sucked into a police car, and the car transformed into a robot! Then the robot smacked down the UFO!

TITLE: The Boy Who Became a Commander

SEIJI: Yahoo! I always wanted to cruise through town in a police car...

SEIJI: But maybe we should've brought the others with us?

DAGARN: Seiji. I must speak with you.

SEIJI: What is it? Is it important?

HIKARU: Seiji... Seiji! Seiji, where are you!? Seiji, where'd you go?

HIKARU: Seiji! Seiji!

NEMOTO: It's gone! It's gone! My car is gone! Gone! Gone!

HIKARU: Mr. Nemoto!

NEMOTO: Hikaru!

HIKARU: Hey, have you seen Seiji? I can't find him anywhere! It's like he disappeared!

NEMOTO: Hey, have you seen my car? I can't find it anywhere! It's like it disappeared!

HIKARU: Ah! I know!

NEMOTO: What!? You know where my patrol car went?

HIKARU: He ran off and left me here! I know he did! He is gonna PAY for this!

NEMOTO: Ah, that's it! My patrol car must've also ran off and left me here!

NEMOTO: ... wait, what'm I saying?

SEIJI: You're saying I can't tell anyone about any of this?

DAGARN: That's correct. You can't tell them about the Aurin, or the fact that I am inhabiting this patrol car.

SEIJI: Well, I'll try and all, but I'm not exactly great at keeping secrets. I dunno if I can promise anything.

DAGARN: You will be in danger if the secret gets out. You are too important to the Earth's well-being.

SEIJI: You're a pretty smooth talker for a robot. You really that worried about me?

DAGARN: Only because you appear to be a reckless young man.

SEIJI: Well, excuse me for being reckless.

DAGARN: The fact remains that I am concerned for your safety. Please, promise me.

SEIJI: Okay, I get it. I'll keep it a secret. I promise.

DAGARN: This is the Director. It is a container for the Aurin. Press the button at the bottom.

SEIJI: Director?

DAGARN: Hold the Aurin over the cavity at the bottom.

SEIJI: Like this?

DAGARN: The Director acts as a two-way radio through which you can transmit your orders.

SEIJI: Huh? So I can give you orders with this? Like a real commander!

DAGARN: That is true. You are my commander.

SEIJI: Then quit tellin' me what to do, already.

HIKARU: I knew he came home!

SEIJI: It's just all so unreal... I keep expecting to wake up...

HIKARU: Seiji!

SEIJI: Hey, don't scare me like that!

HIKARU: What were you thinking!? Explain yourself!

SEIJI: For what?

HIKARU: Tell me why you left me there!

SEIJI: Oh, well that's... well, you see... something suddenly came up!

HIKARU: What could have come up!? What could have possessed you to abandon an unconscious girl!?

SEIJI: Well, you see... this is why I didn't wanna do this...

HIKARU: You didn't want to do WHAT!?

SEIJI: Oh, well... hey, you want some cake I made?

HIKARU: No, thank you!

SEIJI: How about some chocolate?

HIKARU: Do NOT try to change the subject!

SEIJI: But I don't think I can explain...

HIKARU: WHY can't you explain?

SEIJI: It's just, I just, you know...

HIKARU: WHAT do I know? Are you telling me you just FOUND yourself back here!?

SEIJI: Oh yeah, that's it, that's it! When I came to, I was right here...

HIKARU: Are you lying to me?

SEIJI: No, it's the truth, totally! Ow, my head just started hurting a lot... I think I have a fever too...

HIKARU: Are you okay?

SEIJI: Oh, it's all too much...

HIKARU: If you hit your head back there, maybe you got temporary amnesia...

SEIJI: That's it! I must have gotten amnesia!

HIKARU: Oh, Seiji... should I call you a doctor?

SEIJI: Oh, I'm okay! I'm sure I'll be fine after a little rest.

HIKARU: Are you sure you're okay?

SEIJI: Like I said, I'm fine!

HIKARU: Well, take care...

SEIJI: Alright, yeah, I did it! Yahoo!

SEIJI: Ow, ow, ow, ow...

HIKARU: He must have hit his head harder than I thought...

NEMOTO: I'm a man without a patrol car... I'll have to resign... this is the end of my days as a police officer... ah, a policeman's life is fleeting...

NEMOTO: No way! What are you doing here!?

NEMOTO: I missed you! I missed you so much!!

NEMOTO: But who did this!? Who took my patrol car!? If he thinks I'll let him off the hook just because he returned it, he's dead wrong! I'mma root him out and arrest him!

SIGN: Natural Foods Restaurant Tsukushi

MISUZU: I'm live at the scene where the two unknown robots battled it out earlier today. As you can see, the UFO robot that attacked the defense army fighter crafts was destroyed almost instantly by the new robot that appeared today. Witnesses report that this new robot vanished almost immediately afterwards. But what is this new robot, and--

HIKARU: Mom, dad, terrible news!

TSUKUSHI: Oh dear, did you forget something?

HIKARU: It's not for school. We have the day off because of the UFO stuff.

TSUKUSHI: Oh, I'm so jealous! It's so nice to get a day off from school.

HARUO: Shall we take the day off too, mama?

HIKARU: This is no time to relax, dad. Seiji's been acting strangely. I think he hit his head in the attack earlier.

TSUKUSHI: Oh dear, what shall we do?

HARUO: What hospital is he in?

HIKARU: He's resting at home. He's doesn't seem hurt, exactly...

T&H: Welcome to our shop!

NEMOTO: Good afternoon!

HARUO: Mr. Nemoto, our lunch special is a fresh tofu steak.

NEMOTO: Thanks, I love tofu.

NEMOTO: By the way, ma'am, have you seen any suspicious characters lately?

TSUKUSHI: Mysterious characters? Are you working a case?

NEMOTO: Yes. Someone used the confusion during the UFO incident to steal my patrol car. He then returned it to my station!

TSUKUSHI: He sounds like a noble thief, returning what he stole!

NEMOTO: Yes, a very noble-- I mean, this is a brazen act of insubordination against the police force!

HARUO: Oh my.

NEMOTO: What!? Do you see the perpetrator!?

HARUO: Seiji's doing something out there... see? Over there!

SEIJI: I was thinking about it and I realized there's some important stuff you haven't told me. Like about who we're fighting...

DAGARN: I don't know anything about them, either.

SEIJI: Huh? But they're our enemies!

DAGARN: Be that as it may, I know nothing more than that they are invaders from space, and that they are targeting Earth.

SEIJI: Well, if you don't know, I guess it follows that I wouldn't.

HIKARU: See? He's acting very strange.

TSUKUSHI: You're right! Police cars never have the good gossip.

HIKARU: Mom...

TSUKUSHI: Just kidding!

HARUO: Should we let his mother know what's going on? I believe she's doing a broadcast nearby!

HIKARU: I'll go get her!

NEMOTO: And I'll take care of the rest!

SEIJI: So you're sort of an avatar of the Earth's will?

DAGARN: That's more or less correct. Anyway, we'll talk later.

SEIJI: Hey, hang on a minute!

NEMOTO: Seiji! I'm here to arrest-- I mean, escort you!

REDLONE: Wolf GY-40β! I hereby grant you the honor of demolishing that Earth robot!

SEIJI: Hey, I'm really fine! Let go of me!

MISUZU: I heard everything. I'm so sorry, Seiji dear... I've been so distracted with my work, when all the time you've been acting strangely...

SEIJI: Can't... breathe...

MISUZU: I'm so sorry! When I heard that you were acting strangely I just got so panicked... did you hit your head? Let me have a look.

SEIJI: I said I'm fine!

MISUZU: No you aren't! You said you had temporary amnesia, didn't you? And they said you've been talking to cars and having sudden seizures... how can you just say that you're fine?

SEIJI: Well, that's just...

MISUZU: Oh, look here now.

MISUZU: Hikaru dear, Mr. Nemoto, thank you for everything. I'll take it from here.

NEMOTO: Of course. We'll be going!

HIKARU: Take care, Seiji!

MISUZU: Now, you must be hungry, right? It's been a while since I cooked for you!

SEIJI: You're cooking...?

MISUZU: How about fried rice?

MAN: Look at that!


MISUZU: Seiji dear, how long has it been since we last saw each other?

SEIJI: About four days.

MISUZU: Has it been that long?

SEIJI: Let me try.

MISUZU: I'm sorry, Seiji dear. You've gotten so independent and you're only in elementary school... I'm a terrible mother. I'm sure your conditionis my fault, too.

SEIJI: Don't sweat it! I like cooking.

SEIJI: Hey, phone's ringing.

MISUZU: Takasugi residence. Yes, it's me. What's that? I'll be right there! Ah, wait a minute...

SEIJI: Don't worry about me, mom. I can handle fried rice myself.

MISUZU: No, I didn't say I couldn't come...

SEIJI: What is it? I'm kinda busy here.

DAGARN: Seiji. The enemy is back in the city.


DAGARN: Your orders, sir.

SEIJI: Okay. Go on ahead and protect the town. I'll be there as soon as I can.

DAGARN: Yes, sir!

NEMOTO: Hey! Car thief!

SEIJI: I'm going out!

MISUZU: Seiji, no! Where are you going? You have to rest!

SEIJI: I told you, I'm fine! I just remembered something I have to do!

MISUZU: Absolutely not. Please, take this pill and have a good rest.

SEIJI: I said you don't have to worry about me! Come on, just go to work!

MISUZU: What are you talking about, Seiji? You were mumbling to yourself just now. I heard you. How could I possibly leave you in this condition?

SEIJI: I'm fine! See, I'll take the medicine!

MISUZU: Really?

MISUZU: Good! Now off to your room.

SEIJI: Sure thing.

DAGARN: Change! Da Garn!

REDLONE: So, that filthy Earth robot has shown itself. Wolf! Smash it to pieces.

DAGARN: Da Garn Magnum!

SEIJI: There she goes! Now for my turn.

SEIJI: Oh, that's low! She locked me in!

SEIJI: That's a long way down...

SEIJI: Okay...

SEIJI: There we go!

SEIJI: Now shoes, shoes, shoes, shoes...

SEIJI: Crap...

SEIJI: Sakurakouji...

TSUKUSHI: Do you see it, Hikaru? This robot really is quite big.


TSUKUSHI: Where, where?

HIKARU: Seiji, stop! You're supposed to be in bed!


HIKARU: Mom, hurry!

TSUKUSHI: Where are you going?

HIKARU: Where do you think? Seiji's mom trusted me to look out for him!

DIRECTOR: Ms. Misuzu! Over here!

MISUZU: That thing? It's enormous!

DAGARN: Blast...

SEIJI: Da Garn!

DAGARN: Seiji! Where have you been?

SEIJI: Da Garn! Don't give up! Is there anything I can do!?

DAGARN: Hold up... hold up the Aurin!


DIRECTOR: No further! It's dangerous!

MISUZU: Seiji?

MISUZU: Seiji!

SEIJI: Oh no!

MISUZU: What are you doing here?

MISUZU: Wait! Wait, where are you going!?

SEIJI: Just something I need to do!

MISUZU: This is no place for children!

SEIJI: Not in public, mom! You're embarrassing me!

MISUZU: What are you doing in such a dangerous place!?

HIKARU: Seiji! I knew you'd be here.

TSUKUSHI: I'm so glad you're safe.

MISUZU: I'm so sorry for the trouble.

TSUKUSHI: Not at all, I'm just doing as good neighbors should.

MISUZU: Oh, but I impose on you so much...

TSUKUSHI: I'm just glad we averted disaster this time.

HIKARU: Hey, where did Seiji go?

SEIJI: Okay, let's do this!

DAGARN: Combine! Da Garn X!

SEIJI: Da Garn combined!?

MISUZU: What just happened?

TSUKUSHI: Something big!

REDLONE: It combines? Of course it combines!

REDLONE: Wolf, destroy it!

DAGARN: Da Garn Blade!

SEIJI: Alright! Amazing, Da Garn! Great work!

REDLONE: How could my beautiful Wolf lose to such a robot!?

SCHOLAR: General Redlone!

SIGN: Resignation

NEMOTO: Now I have no choice but to resign... my car keeps getting stolen...

NEMOTO: My patrol car is back again! No way! Why!? I must be going crazy!

SEIJI: See, just like I said. I'm the picture of health!

MISUZU: You are. Now I can go back to work without any worries.


MISUZU: Isn't that Mr. Nemoto?

MISUZU: What's the matter, Mr. Nemoto?

NEMOTO: My patrol car keeps disappearing and reapparing...

NEMOTO: Oh, I think I might be unbalanced somehow... I thought I might ask a doctor...

MISUZU: Take care...

[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: It turns out Da Garn is one of eight Brave Fighters who protect the Earth! If you had friends, you shoulda told me earlier! You're so literal about everything. So, where are the others? WHAT!? You don't know!? Wait a minute! You're saying it's MY job to find them!?

SEIJI: Next time on Brave Fighter of Legend Da Garn! 'Find the Brave Stones'! I'm the commander, here!

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