Friday, August 17, 2012

Translation: Densetsu no Yuusha Da Garn, Episode 36

This episode, the tree-hugging goes into full swing, young boys swim naked in the sea, and we get a big chunk of backstory. On the bright side, Seiji gets to take a pee without endangering the planet. For once.

[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! Our enemy is Ohboss, a group of alien invaders who are after Planet Energy, the source of life on Earth.

SEIJI: Yanchar gave us some info that let us ambush the enemy at some ruins, but it turned out to be a trap set by Violetche to root out a spy! Then we went down into the Japan Trench to save Seven Changer, only to find out they'd planted a Planet Energy activator just like the one in Africa! Oh no! At this rate, Japan's gonna be ripped in half!

0:02:12
TITLE: The Secret Legend

SEIJI: Japan... Japan's gonna be ripped in half!

TSUKUSHI: Don't panic, papa! Get under the table!

HIKARU: This way, dad!

DAGARN: Seiji. The fissuring is slowing.

SEIJI: Slowing.

DAGARN: It's not as bad as it was in Africa.

SEIJI: So this wasn't a Reservoir?

YANCHAR: Which means those guys had it all wrong!

SEIJI: Seriously?

YANCHAR: How else do you explain it? I guess there's a lot of Planet Energy here, but all it did was trigger an underwater volcano.

SEIJI: I see! So they had it all wrong! Alright! That means Japan is safe!

SEIJI: Hey Hotaru, wake up! Japan's okay!

SEIJI: You okay?

HOTARU: I...

SEIJI: Don't worry. We're safe now.

0:04:09
DAGARN: Are you alright?

SEVEN: Don't worry about me. Take His Highness to a safe place.

BISON: Quit bein' a tough guy. We came here 'cause you asked for our help.

SEVEN: But the only reason we aren't dead is because this place was not a Reservoir.

BISON: What did you say!?

PEGASUS: Let it go.

BISON: But c'mon! He didn't even thank us!

YANCHAR: Seven Changer. They did try to help. At least say thank you.

SEVEN: If you insist, Your Highness. Thank you.

DAGARN: Anyway, let's get to the surface.

0:04:54
MAMA: Oh, it seems to have calmed down. We're safe now, Papa.

PAPA: No! There might be aftershocks!

HIKARU: You really are hopeless, dad.

VIOLETCHE: Nothing happened.

PINKY: So it wasn't a Reservoir?

VIOLETCHE: It appears that way.

REDLONE: It's just like that hot spring.

BUTCHO: What's with him? It was his information that led us there.

PINKY: But the probe detected a reaction.

VIOLETCHE: Perhaps the device was faulty. Or perhaps... the real one is not so far away.

0:05:58
SEIJI: Oh, man. I gotta pee.

SEIJI: Crap, I can't hold it...

SEIJI: Da Garn. Could you find me a deserted island or something?

DAGARN: What is the matter?

SEIJI: Just do it!

DAGARN: Yes, sir.

BISON: What the heck?

PEGASUS: A puzzling order.

YANCHAR: Hey, you! Where are you taking us!?

SEIJI: Shut up! It's an emergency!

SEIJI: I can't take it...

0:06:38
YANCHAR: What, just takin' a pee?

SEIJI: Hey, you! Don't look!

YANCHAR: Guess I'll join ya.

YANCHAR: Why'd you bring that girl along?

SEIJI: What? Oh, Hotaru? I needed her for something. Don't let her see you, by the way.

YANCHAR: You brought her, but she doesn't know?

SEIJI: Yeah, it's a secret.

SEIJI: Woah, it looks just the same.

YANCHAR: What's that s'posed to mean!?

SEIJI: You're an alien, so I figured it would look different, is all.

YANCHAR: I'll show you...

SEIJI: Nice one, stinky!

0:07:36
SEIJI: OWW!

BISON: Hey, boss! You okay?

SEIJI: I'm not okay! Why are you all watching us!?

SEIJI: Oh crap!

YANCHAR: She saw us!

HOTARU: Takasugi.

SEIJI: Sakurakouji! There's a good explanation for all of this...

HOTARU: The brilliance of life can be found here.

SEIJI: The brilliance of life?

SEIJI: So, you're not surprised to see me here at all?

HOTARU: I knew.

SEIJI: You knew?

SEIJI: For how long?

HOTARU: A long time.

SEIJI: A long time, huh? Really?

YANCHAR: You dummy. Some secret!

SEIJI: HEY! I... woah, you stink! Get away from me.

SEIJI: What are you doing!?

YANCHAR: Catch me if ya can!

SEIJI: You jerk! Who do you think saved your butt!?

YANCHAR: You didn't save crap!

PEGASUS: Seven Changer. How long have you known your prince?

SEVEN: A long time.

BISON: Not much of a talker, are you? At last put some feelin' into it.

SEVEN: I am not capable of that.

BISON: Really? Don't that make it hard to be with a kid?

SEVEN: His Highness is a person of great important. I do not mind being with him. I live to support him.

0:09:34
SEIJI: Get back here, jerk!

YANCHAR: Catch me if ya can!

SEIJI: What's goin' on?

SEIJI: Woah!

YANCHAR: Let's go for a swim, too!

SEIJI: Wash your clothes, while you're at it.

YANCHAR: Hey! You wanna swim with us, Hotaru? It's nice!

SEIJI: Dummy! She's a girl!

YANCHAR: What's wrong with that?

SEIJI: A girl can't get naked in front of guys! You don't even know that!? You really are a kid!

YANCHAR: I'm not a kid! You're the one that doesn't get it!

SEIJI: What the...

SEIJI: It's a shark! Let's get outta here!

SEIJI: Hurry!

YANCHAR: It's gonna eat that penguin!

SEIJI: Da Garn, save it!

DAGARN: Yes, sir!

HOTARU: Don't!

0:11:27
SEIJI: What's wrong with you, Hotaru!?

HOTARU: You mustn't disrupt the order of life. It may seem cruel... but the shark isn't trying to destroy the penguins. This is just the fate of all things that live on Earth.

SEIJI: The fate of all things that live on Earth?

YANCHAR: I know!

SEIJI: Know what?

YANCHAR: Something you don't.

[Eyecatch]

0:12:16
SEIJI: Those who share their planets fate?

YANCHAR: Yeah. 'Those who share your planet's fate. Make your feelings as one with the planet. Make your wishes as one with the planet. Let the golden light be gathered, that a new path shall open.' Those are the words of a legend passed down on my planet.

SEIJI: Make your feelings as one with the planet. Make your wishes as one with the planet.

YANCHAR: It's talking about how the Power of Legend will save everyone.

SEIJI: The Power of Legend?

YANCHAR: Yeah, the Power of Legend. It's not something every planet has-- well, maybe it is-- but no planet has gotten it to work in full!

SEIJI: Does the Earth have it?

YANCHAR: Da Garn and the others showed up here. I think that's a part of the Power of Legend.

SEIJI: Da Garn and the Power of Legend...

YANCHAR: But something's still missing. It was the same way with Seven Changer.

SEIJI: Seven Changer? I get it. So that's why you have an Aurin... but how did you become Ohboss's lieutenant?

YANCHAR: Ohboss attacked my planet, too. And then...

SEIJI: And then... what?

HOTARU: It's so sad...

SEVEN: The planet was destroyed. Because of me.

YANCHAR: No! It wasn't your fault! It's Ohboss... Ohboss destroyed it!

0:14:11
YANCHAR: Father... mother...

SEIJI: You appeared, but you couldn't save your planet?

SEVEN: It was too late. There was nothing I could do.

SEIJI: Too late?

SEVEN: Unlike this planet, Ohboss found all the Reservoirs there quickly, and tapped them all at once.

SEVEN: As his title might suggest, the prince was the son of the king who ruled that world. He was still very young.

KING: I must share the fate of my kingdom. Take the prince to safety.

QUEEN: But...

YANCHAR: Father!

KING: Nikulus. Protect His Highness and the queen.

NIKULUS: I hear and obey.

KING: Go to the rainbow shrine. The statue of the God of Legend is also there.

NIKULUS: Let us go, my lady.

QUEEN: No. I shall remain.

NIKULUS: But...

QUEEN: I am the queen of this empire. I must be prepared to share its fate.

QUEEN: Nikulus... take the prince to safety.

YANCHAR: Mother!

QUEEN: It is your responsibility to rebuild our kingdom! I am sure that God will protect you...

KING: Prince. Even if this castle falls, as long as you live, so too does our kingdom. The fate of our country rests on your shoulders.

KING: Nikulus. Take care of the prince.

NIKULUS: Yes sir.

KING: Now, make haste!

YANCHAR: Father! Mother!

0:16:17
YANCHAR: Father! Mother!

YANCHAR: Nikulus... speak to me...

NIKULUS: Quickly, Your Highness... to the inner sanctum...

YANCHAR: But I'm scared!

NIKULUS: You mustn't say that, Your Highness... you have a duty. Do you not remember your parents' words?

NIKULUS: Now, hurry!

NIKULUS: Your Highness!

0:17:45
YANCHAR: Fight? With this?

YANCHAR: Nikulus!

YANCHAR: That's not fair! Not fair! Give Nikulus back!

YANCHAR: Help me!!

0:18:55
SEVEN: That was how I met His Highness.

SEVEN: But by then, the enemy was already gone.

SEVEN: His planet knew the words of the Power of Legend. But the true Power of Legend did not activate on that day.

SEVEN: His Highness and I lost everything. It was then that we made a vow. We would have our revenge against Ohboss!

SEVEN: Only those who have earned Ohboss's trust are permitted to approach him. His Highness and I infiltrated his organization, and did what we had to to earn his trust.

SEIJI: I see... I never knew.

SEIJI: Don't cry! It's not like you.

YANCHAR: I ain't cryin'! So, you feel like workin' with me now?

SEIJI: You're back to that, huh?

YANCHAR: I heard that Ohboss is after the Power of Legend. If it's true that this planet has that power, Ohboss will come here personally!

SEIJI: Your planet left behind the words of the Power of Legend. And then Seven Changer was born. Which means...

SEIJI: Da Garn, what is the true Power of Legend?

DAGARN: I do not know.

BISON: I dunno, either.

SEIJI: So even you don't know about it... but why didn't activate back on your planet? It could've stopped Ohboss from destroying it.

YANCHAR: Like I would know!

HOTARU: Their was no time for their feelings, their wishes, to become one with the planet.

SEIJI: Hotaru...

SEVEN: I believe she is correct.

HOTARU: But the Earth still has time.

SEIJI: But what does it mean to make our feelings one with the planet? How are we supposed to make our wishes one with it?

HOTARU: I think it involves learning... about the brilliance of the life nurtured from the soil...

SEIJI: The brilliance of life...

0:21:52
YANCHAR: They're so cute!

SEIJI: I heard that the ocean is a dangerous place... only one or two of these little guys will ever make it to adulthood.

YANCHAR: So almost all of 'em die?

SEIJI: Yeah. Just like that penguin before. That's the law of nature. But they're all gonnato do their best to survive. Right, Hotaru? That's right, isn't it?

HOTARU: Just like the Earth itself...

YANCHAR: What is it?

DAGARN: The enemy! The enemy is drawing near!

SEIJI: What?

[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: Just what IS the Power of Legend? I don't know anything about any of this! And Yanchar's a punk, but it looks like he's been through some heavy times. Plus, Hotaru knows who I am... but! We're a team now, it looks like. Let's work together and protect this planet!

SEIJI: Next time, on Brave Fighter of Legend Da Garn! This is Our Planet! I'm the commander, here!
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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Translation: Densetsu no Yuusha Da Garn, Episode 35

Today, the toyetic kid's show about talking robots writes a passionate love letter to history and evolution.

Enjoy!

[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! Our enemy is Ohboss, a group of alien invaders who are after Planet Energy, the source of life on Earth.

SEIJI: Yanchar gave us some info that let us ambush the enemy at some ruins, but it turned out to be one of Violetche's traps! The enemy had us in a corner, and I had to destroy the ruins to stop them! But then Yanchar started saying I don't have what it takes to be a commander and protect the planet! What's he even talking about!?

0:02:12
TITLE: Listen to the Earthsong

PEGASUS: Commander! We can't keep this up much longer!

BISON: Tell us what to do, boss!

SEIJI: I don't know what to...

SEIJI: First of all, band together!

ALL: Yes, sir!

SEIJI: Crap...

PINKY: Nice of you all to stand in one spot!

SEIJI: Order rescinded! Split up, everyone! Get far away!

ALL: Yes, sir!

BUTCHO: Divided for the conquering!

SEIJI: What am I supposed to do!?

JUMBO: Captain, we will sustain irreparable damage at this rate!

BIG: Whadda we do, boss!?

HAWK: Tell us what to do!

SEIJI: How am I supposed to know!?

SHUTTLE: Captain! Tell us what to do!

DAGARN: Seiji!

SEIJI: Just run! Run away!

ROBOTS: Yes, sir!

PINKY: What are they doing?

REDLONE: They're trying to get away?

PINKY: Then we'll hunt them down!

VIOLETCHE: You've done enough, for now. Save some fun for later.

REDLONE: You must be joking!

PINKY: This is the perfect chance to beat them!

VIOLETCHE: Now, now. There's something else we need to take care of.

0:04:20
SEIJI: I can't believe they beat us...

JET: Losing is a part of battle, Captain.

BIG: We got out of there alive. We oughta celebrate.

SEIJI: Celebrate!? Look at you guys!

SEIJI: Argh!

SEIJI: Oww...

DAGARN: Seiji, are you okay?

SEIJI: Ugh... this is all Yanchar's fault!

DAGARN: Yanchar?

SEIJI: Yeah... this all happened because he started blabbering at me about not destroying the ruins!

YANCHAR: You don't have what it takes to protect the planet!

SEIJI: What does he mean, I don't got what it takes? Sure, the ruins are important... but... sometimes you gotta make sacrifices! Right?!

SEIJI: Or are you guys on Yanchar's side!? Come on, say something!

0:05:33
DAGARN: Seiji, we cannot judge your actions. We can only follow your orders.

DAGARN: If you cannot fight, then neither can we. Why don't you think over the problem yourself?

YANCHAR: You don't have what it takes to be commander!

VIOLETCHE: Let me see. How best to serve up your punishment?

VIOLETCHE: What's this?

VIOLETCHE: Well, if it isn't Redlone's little analyzer. What's got you in such a fuss?

VIOLETCHE: Redlone, do interpret for me.

REDLONE: He is saying he has located a Planet Energy Reservoir using a probe we sent out earlier.

VIOLETCHE: What was that?

VIOLETCHE: Isn't that nice. A fine addition to our menu.

0:06:45
SEIJI: What it takes to be commander... what it takes to be commander... ugh! Just what does it take to be commander!? I'm doin' my best out there! I got no time to play or do my homework! Where does he get off sayin' I ain't got what it takes!?

HIKARU: What's all the fuss about?

SEIJI: You idiot! Don't scare me like that!

HIKARU: But I knocked and everything! Here, I made cookies. Want some?

SEIJI: Thanks. Leave 'em on the table.

HIKARU: What!? I brought them over just for you! Show a little appreciation!

SEIJI: Unlike you, I got important things to think about!

HIKARU: Important things? YOU?

SEIJI: What's so funny about that!?

HIKARU: Now, now, don't get mad. Tell me what's on your mind. Maybe I can help.

HIKARU: Okay?

SEIJI: Hey, so, what do you think of that guy... Da Garn's commander?

HIKARU: Da Garn's commander? Why are you thinking about him?

SEIJI: C'mon, just tell me.

HIKARU: Well, I'm grateful to him. He came from space to save us all. We really owe him a lot.

SEIJI: That's true! He's doin' a great job!

HIKARU: Sometimes I wish I could be more help to him. Earth is the only home we've got, after all!

SEIJI: So happy to hear that.

HIKARU: But sometimes, I wish he'd think about how us Earthlings feel.

HIKARU: I heard on the news that the Gandhara ruins were destroyed in a fight between Da Garn and Ohboss's robots...

HIKARU: It's such an important place... it seemed a little careless of him.

SEIJI: Hey! Easy for you to say! He's been through a lot, y'know!

HIKARU: Why are you getting angry about it?

SEIJI: Well, it's just...

SEIJI: What's so important about those ruins?

HIKARU: Well... they're our history. You have to preserve your history.

SEIJI: What's so important about history?

HIKARU: Well, you know...

SEIJI: See! You don't even know!

HIKARU: Yes I do! You know, Seiji, maybe you need to study these things yourself! Maybe you should go to a library for once!

SEIJI: 'History is humanity's heritage,' huh... ahh, I still don't get it!

SEIJI: Uh, sorry.

SEIJI: Hotaru?

BOOK TITLE: Gandhara

HOTARU: Some people feel nothing after destroying something so precious.

SEIJI: But why is that place so--

SEIJI: Why is it so important?

HOTARU: It's our link to the minds of the people who built it

SEIJI: What do you mean?

SEIJI: Hey, could you be a little more specific?

0:10:30
VIOLETCHE: Welcome, Seven Changer. I was hoping you would come.

SEVEN: Why did you call me here, Violetche?

VIOLETCHE: We have important business to discuss. Do come in.

SEVEN: What!?

YANCHAR: What's going on!?

PINKY: We've got you, Seven Changer!

BUTCHO: How dare you betray us this way!

VIOLETCHE: Not even you can win when it's three-on-one.

SEVEN: Violetche! I am Lord Ohboss's immediate subordinate! Don't think you'll get away with treating me this way!

VIOLETCHE: So why is such a loyal subordinate telling Da Garn about our plans?

YANCHAR: Seven Changer!

VIOLETCHE: Why don't you tell us who you really are, what you're after, and who that is riding inside of you?

VIOLETCHE: Not telling? In that case...

VIOLETCHE: Ah, well. We still have lots and lots of time.

[Eyecatch]

0:12:38
PINKY: When this machine activates the Planet Energy, it will release with explosive force.

BUTCHO: Not even you could survive something like that!

YANCHAR: Seven Changer... I guess this is the end, huh?

SEVEN: Don't worry. I will protect you, Your Highness.

YANCHAR: Seven Changer...

PINKY: Why don't we have a little fun before the device gets moving? Are you ready?

PINKY: Say someting!

PINKY: Again and again... again and again you deceived us! Traitor! Coward! Liar!

SEIJI: What is it, Da Garn?

DAGARN: I received a communication from Seven Changer. Redlone and the others discovered he was feeding us information, and now they're torturing him!

SEIJI: What!?

DAGARN: And that's not all. Violetche is planning to unleash planet energy from the bottom of the Japan trench!

SEIJI: Which means, Japan would end up like Africa...

DAGARN: Orders, commander.

SEIJI: Okay. Da Garn, Sabers, Landers, move out.

SEIJI: That's right.

SEIJI: Hotaru. I'm afraid I need another favor.

SEIJI: Come with me. Hurry!

0:14:50
HOTARU: What do you need with me?

SEIJI: I came from outer space, so I don't know much about the Earth. I need you to teach me a few things.

SEIJI: Woah, what a big whale!

SEIJI: I mean... goodness, your Earth possesses such curious creatures!

SEIJI: It sure is lively down here...

SEIJI: How far down are we?

DAGARN: A thousand meters. We still have seven thousand to go.

SEIJI: I never knew the Japan Trench was so deep...

SEIJI: Woah, an Armored Beast!

HOTARU: It's a deep-sea fish. They've lived in these oceans for millions of years.

SEIJI: Wow...

DAGARN: Depth 4,500 meters.

SEIJI: So, about halfway there.

SEIJI: What's that? Snow?

HOTARU: Marine snow.

SEIJI: Marine snow?

HOTARU: It's what fish and plankton become when they die.

SEIJI: I guess we're the only things that could live this far down.

DAGARN: That's not true. Look.

SEIJI: Woah, what gross bugs.

HOTARU: The last of organisms that lived here before there was oxygen on the Earth.

SEIJI: It's like the deeper we dive, the older the life forms get.

HOTARU: The ocean is brimming with life. It is the cradle of all life on Earth. The ocean cradled us all, long ago. I hear the Earth's voice here.

SEIJI: The Earth's voice?

SEIJI: Long, long ago, the Earth was formed... over countless aeons, life arose, humans were born... and now, I'm here. That's it... that's it!

0:17:56
SEIJI: I get it! This... this is history!

DAGARN: What is it, Seiji?

SEIJI: We are history! Us, living here! We're the history of Earth itself!

SEIJI: Human history is the same way. We're here because of others who existed elsewhere, long ago. That's why human history is important! Right? That's it, right?

SEIJI: Yeah! That's it, isn't it!

DAGARN: Seiji! Below us!

SEIJI: Okay! Get moving, Da Garn! Those guys aren't getting our planet!

DAGARN: Yes, sir!

BUTCHO: Maybe we overdid it.

PINKY: Who cares. He's dead the minute we activate the device.

YANCHAR: Seven Changer... speak to me, Seven Changer!

BOTH: Da Garn!

BUTCHO: Da Garn!

DAGARN: Great Bomber!

0:19:26
SEIJI: Yanchar! You read me, Yanchar? I'm here to save you!

YANCHAR: Seiji! What are you doing here?

SEVEN: I took it upon myself to contact them.

YANCHAR: You idiot! I told you, I'm not working with him anymore!

SEIJI: Quit your whinin'! I'm here to save you, so just hang on!

YANCHAR: What's with him? He's being pretty bossy today.

DAGARN: G Vulcan!

DAGARN: G Cannon!

0:20:00
SEIJI: Hotaru!

DAGARN: Oh no!

BUTCHO: I got you now!

BUTCHO: What's that!?

PEGASUS: Commander!

BISON: Are you okay?

PEGASUS: Saber Breaster!

BISON: Land Crash!

DAGARN: GX Buster!

0:20:55
VIOLETCHE: Fine timing. Pull back, you three.

REDLONE: What!?

VIOLETCHE: Now that the players are in place, your role is done. Remain, if you wish to follow Da Garn into death.

REDLONE: Very well.

PINKY: Wait! Don't leave us behind!

BISON: Come back here!

SEIJI: Stop! We have to destroy that device first!

VIOLETCHE: Da Garn, dear friend robots... I welcome you.

BISON: Violetche!

DAGARN: Ignore him! We need to move and destroy the device before it activates!

VIOLETCHE: I'm afraid it's already activated.

DAGARN: What!?

VIOLETCHE: Now, I just have to flip this switch. So sorry to lose you.

SEIJI: Cut it out! This is our planet!

VIOLETCHE: You've mentioned that before. But it's only yours until we take it.

DAGARN: Oh no... it's started!

SEIJI: Japan... Japan's gonna rip in half!

[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! Hotaru's learned my secret identity! Huh? You've actually known for a while now? Eh-heh-heh... huh? What's got you guys acting all weird? The fate entrusted to all life on the Earth? Make your thoughts one with the Earth? What does that mean?

SEIJI: Next time, on Brave Fighter of Legend, Da Garn! The Secret Legend! I'm the commander, here!
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Monday, August 13, 2012

Translation: Densetsu no Yuusha Da Garn, Episode 34

In this episode, I once again love how proactive Violetche is. He's allowed to pick up on things that make sense for him to pick up on, where other shows would be happy to let the villian's brain fall out just to preserve the status quo. At the same time, the heroes don't look bad for being outsmarted. Instead, it's just smart, sensible people pushing each other back and forth as best they can, while the stakes rise higher and higher.

And that is a wonderful thing.

[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! Our enemy is Ohboss, a group of alien invaders who are after Planet Energy, the source of life on Earth.

SEIJI: I thought Seven Changer was part of their gang, but that little brat Yanchar was inside him this whole time! He says he wants us to work together, and he even broke into my house to ask me! He's gonna pay for cozying up to my mom like that! He gave me some info on the enemy that turned out to be true, but I still don't trust that guy! I'm never gonna let him on my side!

0:02:12
TITLE: What It Takes to Be Commander

MISUZU: Oh, Yanchar hasn't been by since then.

HARUO: Not at all.

TSUKUSHI: We're all terribly afraid he might not come back again.

MISUZU: No, he promised he'd be back. I know he will.

SEIJI: Sheesh, why're they all so worried about him? He still might be a bad guy.

HIKARU: What do you think, Seiji?

SEIJI: Huh?

HIKARU: You're in favor of it, aren't you?

SEIJI: Oh sure, I think it's great.

MISUZU: I'm so happy to hear that. You've always been such a generous boy.

HARUO: Then let's plan out Yanchar's welcome party together!

SEIJI: Yanchar's welcome party!?

TSUKUSHI: Yanchar seems to have a very troubling home life, so we want to hold a party to cheer him up. What a wonderful idea!

SEIJI: Yeah, right. Great idea.

0:03:25
VIOLETCHE: These are the Gandhara ruins. I'd like us to head there tomorrow.

PINKY: Our esteemed leader, Violetche, believes there to be a Reservoir there!

VIOLETCHE: Aren't you cooperative today? But please don't presume on my favor.

VIOLETCHE: You may go, now. Stand by for launch.

SEVEN: Violetche.

VIOLETCHE: What is it, Seven Changer?

SEVEN: Violetche. Since you called me here, does that mean you want me to assist you?

VIOLETCHE: You just do as you've been doing. Take care.

YANCHAR: The Gandhara ruins...

0:04:14
VIOLETCHE: I've already investigated these ruins. There's no Reservoir there... no trace of the Power of Legend there. But it's the perfect location to root out the spy in our midst.

0:04:33
HIKARU: He's here! This is Hikaru! Yanchar approaching! Start it up!

TSUKUSHI: Roger, roger! Is everyone prepared?

MISUZU: Hurry, Seiji dear!

SEIJI: I get it!

YANCHAR: No, not now! You gotta talk to Seiji and get back fast.

YANCHAR: You...

MAID: An auspicious meeting. Is this not your friend, my lady?

MAID: Wouldst thou join us for a meal?

YANCHAR: Oh! Well...

HOTARU: Please do.

YANCHAR: Just for a minute, though!

ALL: Welcome, Yanchar!

SEIJI: It wasn't that surprising, was it?

HARUO: Tonight, the restaurant is all yours!

TSUKUSHI: Yanchar, we've having a welcome party for you!

YANCHAR: A welcome party for me?

0:05:59
NEMOTO: They're having a grand old time... why is today the day I have to work? Life... it's so unfair...

YANCHAR: Hey, hang on a second! I didn't come here to play! She made me come with her!

SEIJI: The shrimp's got a mouth on him.

YANCHAR: What was that!?

SEIJI: You wanna fight!?

MISUZU: Stop it, you two!

0:06:27
YANCHAR: What is it?

MISUZU: You weren't raised in a barn, were you?

SEIJI: What's he blushin' about?

HIKARU: Seiji, are you jealous of Yanchar?

SEIJI: Shut up, no one asked you!

YANCHAR: What is this food!?

HARUO: It's our famous cheese-stuffed green peppers.

TSUKUSHI: You know, Seiji never liked green peppers either.

MISUZU: That's right. Then this is a good opportunity for both of you. Starting today, you both need to eat your green pepper.

SEIJI: You gotta be kidding!

YANCHAR: Why do I gotta eat this stuff!?

MISUZU: You mustn't be picky!

HARUO: Just as Miss Misuzu said. Here, have another portion.

BOTH: No way!

SEIJI: I'm never eating green pepper!

YANCHAR: If I gotta eat that, I'm goin' home!

SEIJI: Got it, Yanchar? Let's tell 'em!

YANCHAR: Yeah!

SEIJI: We are NEVER eating your crappy green pepper.

YANCHAR: That's right!

HOTARU: I'm so glad... you're finally getting along.

MAID: I fear my lady hath taken this round.

HARUO: Now, let's all take a picture! Okay? Say 'peace!'

0:08:07
HIKARU: Here you are, Yanchar.

YANCHAR: Huh? This is for me?

TSUKUSHI: So that you'll never forget our time together.

MISUZU: Keep it with you always.

HARUO: It came out well, didn't it?

HIKARU: It's nice, isn't it, Yanchar?

YANCHAR: You think? I don't really need it but... sure, why not?

0:08:43
SEIJI: Hey Yanchar.

YANCHAR: Whadda you want?

SEIJI: You wanted to talk to me, right?

YANCHAR: That's right! Hey, you got a map around here?

SEIJI: A map?

YANCHAR: It's here.

SEIJI: The enemy's gonna be there tomorrow?

YANCHAR: Yeah. They're after the Gandhara ruins. Anyway, now that I've proved my worth, you oughta come work for me.

SEIJI: Are you on that again? Why do I gotta work for you?!

YANCHAR: Because... you're just fighting aimlessly!

SEIJI: Anyway, we gotta do something.

SEIJI: You there, Da Garn?

DAGARN: What is it, Seiji?

SEIJI: We got more info from Yanchar. The enemy's headed for the Gandhara ruins in central Asia. Go check it out.

DAGARN: Unfortunately, it would be difficult for me to act right now.

NEMOTO: So tired...

SEIJI: Got it. In that case... Sabers, Landers, patrol the Gandhara ruins. I'll follow you in the morning.

BIG: Yes, sir!

0:09:54
SEIJI: Whatcha lookin' at?

YANCHAR: I was looking at your picture! Is that your mother... and your father, I guess?

SEIJI: Yeah. My mom and dad work a lot. They put the picture there to keep me company when I'm all alone.

SEIJI: They fuss over me way too much.

YANCHAR: How would you know?

YANCHAR: How would you know what it feels like... to be all alone?

SEIJI: Yanchar... are you...

SEIJI: Yanchar...

MISUZU: What are you doing up this late?

YANCHAR: Mother...

MISUZU: What am I going to do with you?

SEIJI: Yanchar...

VIOLETCHE: There they are. Which means there is a spy in our midst... but who would be foolish enough to do such a thing?

[Eyecatch]

0:12:30
SEIJI: Hey, Yanchar. Lookin' for this?

SEIJI: C'mon, take it.

YANCHAR: Th... thanks.

SEIJI: He's never thanked me before.

SEIJI: Hey Da Garn, you ready?

DAGARN: I can go now.

SEIJI: Okay, let's move out.

DAGARN: Yes, sir.

NEMOTO: Wanna go to the party...

SEIJI: So that's the Gandhara ruins?

DAGARN: Combine! Da Garn X!

JUMBO: Commander, we've patrolled the ruins as you requested, but detected nothing!

BIG: Hey, boss. You think that Seven Changer guy pulled a fast one on us?

SEIJI: I don't think he did, but...

SEIJI: It's all Buddhas...

SEIJI: I oughta take one back for the lawn. Wonder what Hikaru'd say?

DAGARN: Seiji, what shall we do?

SEIJI: Okay! Everyone, search the ruins, top to bottom! If the enemy's after this place, there might be something important here!

HAWK: Commander, get inside! The enemy is coming!

SEIJI: What?

0:14:28
PINKY: Prepare yourself, Da Garn!

BUTCHO: This ends today!

REDLONE: I'll send you to oblivion!

SEIJI: Guys! Combine and fight back!

PEGASUS: Combine! Pegasus Saber!

BISON: Combine! Land Bison!

DAGARN: Combine! Great Da Garn GX!

DAGARN: Great Ballista!

BUTCHO: Move, you hunk of junk!

BISON: Take this!

BUTCHO: Come on, Grace m'dear! Why won't you move!? I guess recycling monsters is a big mistake...

PEGASUS: Saber Arrow!

0:16:02
SEIJI: Yanchar...

BISON: What's that thing?

VIOLETCHE: What were you thinking? Awfully sloppy out there.

BUTCHO: Fuggive me!

VIOLETCHE: I'll give you one last chance.

BUTCHO: Oh, thank you!

BUTCHO: Okay! Let's go!

SEIJI: What's he doing?

SEIJI: A barrier?

VIOLETCHE: Now they've no choice but to fight Da Garn. Whoever won't attack him is the spy.

VIOLETCHE: Now, everyone! Let the battle commence!

0:17:37
REDLONE: Let's go!

BUTCHO: Gotcha!

PINKY: Here we go!

PINKY: Seven Changer! Don't just sit there, help us!

SEVEN: You're saying you can't win three on three? You're all pathetic!

YANCHAR: Hey, Seven Changer!

SEVEN: We mustn't draw suspicion. We have no choice but to attack, for now.

YANCHAR: I get it. Just be careful not to hurt the ruins!

SEVEN: Understood.

0:18:34
YANCHAR: What are they doing!? It's like they don't care about the ruins at all!

YANCHAR: That idiot!

SEIJI: Hey, Yanchar!

YANCHAR: Come on, Seiji! What are you doing!? You can't destroy the ruins!

SEIJI: I don't have time for your whining!

REDLONE: Da Garn is mine! Move aside!

0:19:18
YANCHAR: They're done for...

SEVEN: Your Highness, we mustn't draw suspicion.

SEVEN: We can't let them know who we are if we are to achieve our greater purpose.

SEIJI: Da Garn! You gotta destroy that thing! It's keeping up the barrier!

YANCHAR: You idiot! You can't do that! The barrier machine is full of energy! If you destroy it, the ruins will be destroyed too!

SEIJI: BUt what am I supposed to do?

SEIJI: Do it, Da Garn!

DAGARN: Are you sure, Seiji?

SEIJI: There's no other way out!

DAGARN: Yes, sir!

SEIJI: GX Buster!

YANCHAR: Seven Changer! Protect the ruins!

SEVEN: But...

YANCHAR: Just do it! That's an order!

DAGARN: What!?

0:20:26
PINKY: What are you doing, Seven Changer?

BUTCHO: Don't just stand there! Attack!

REDLONE: What are you doing!?

SEIJI: Yanchar! Get outta my way!

YANCHAR: Listen, Seiji! These ruins were built by your mother's mother's mothers and fathers, long long ago! They're the proof of the people who lived here before us! Are you just gonna destroy that!?

SEIJI: Pegasus Saber, get Seven Changer out of the way!

YANCHAR: Seiji, don't!

SEIJI: Da Garn! Fire!

0:21:32
SEIJI: Are you guys okay?

BISON: I'm fine, boss.

PEGASUS: So am I, commander.

SEIJI: Yanchar, you okay?

YANCHAR: You don't have what it takes... to be a commander, or protect the Earth! You IDIOT!

SEIJI: Yanchar...

PINKY: Out of the way, Seven Changer!

REDLONE: I'll take Da Garn out myself!

BUTCHO: If you're not gonna do it, go home!

SEVEN: I think I will.

SEIJI: Wait, Yanchar!

REDLONE: The fight's just getting started, Da Garn!

VIOLETCHE: Betrayal is a grave sin... whatever shall I do with you?

[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: Ugh! Where does Yanchar get off telling me I ain't got what it takes to be commander? Is protecting some ruins more important than beating the bad guys? And now Hotaru and Hikaru are gettin in on it! They don't know what I go through! Just what am I supposed to do?!

SEIJI: Next time, on Brave Fighter of Legend, Da Garn! Listen to the Earthsong! The commander's got a lot to think about...
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Sunday, August 12, 2012

Translation: Densetsu no Yuusha Da Garn, Episode 33

Well, you knew it was coming -- Da Garn's shown glimpses of it in the past, what with its animals and its nature-destroying monsters and all, but here's where the show really begins its irreparable slide into full-on tree-hugging. And I love it.

More on that in the episodes to come, though. For now, enjoy more Yanchar-related hilarity, and Violetche being a truly class A scheming dick.

[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! Our enemy is Ohboss, a group of alien invaders who are after Planet Energy, the source of life on Earth.

SEIJI: I thought Seven Changer was part of their gang, but that little brat Yanchar was inside him this whole time! He says he wants us to work together, and he even broke into my house to ask me! Gimme a break! Like I'm gonna trust the guy who killed the Sabers! No matter what anyone says, I'm NEVER gonna trust that guy!

0:02:12
TITLE: Ruins in Peril

VIOLETCHE: Welcome, Seven Changer. Can I offer you a drink?

YANCHAR: A drink? Does he know I'm in here?

SEVEN: No.

VIOLETCHE: Unaccomodating as always. You really should relax.

SEVEN: Tell me what you need.

VIOLETCHE: Very well. I was thinking of touring some of Earth's ruins.

BUTCHO: Ruins? What's that?

VIOLETCHE: Places of significance to the Earth's history.

VIOLETCHE: Ancient residences, shrines, grave sites... and some things whose purpose we cannot ascertain.

PINKY: How could those old rock piles be useful to us?

VIOLETCHE: You have no vision.

VIOLETCHE: This is the place where we fought against Da Garn. His avian mecha also originated from this location. Well? Doesn't it look a bit like ruins?

BUTCHO: So what if it does?

VIOLETCHE: I detected a significant amount of Planet Energy there. In other words, it is very likely to be a Reservoir.

PINKY: So we might find other Reservoirs at sites like that.

VIOLETCHE: Indeed.

REDLONE: A baseless conclusion.

VIOLETCHE: I don't need the opinion of a filthy cyborg!

SEVEN: Did you bring me hear to listen to you petty squabbles?

VIOLETCHE: Obviously, I invited you here to help us.

SEVEN: I refuse. I answer directly to Lord Ohboss. I don't answer to you.

SEVEN: ... though as always, I'll be happy to save you when you fail.

VIOLETCHE: Such insolence. I'll make you regret it, some day.

SEVEN: What shall we do, Your Highness?

YANCHAR: I gotta tell that kid Seiji what they're planning. Even an idiot like him should realize I'm a good guy after that!

0:05:44
MISUZU: Are you alright? Are you hurt?

YANCHAR: Mother...

MISUZU: I'm sorry, I wasn't even looking... tell me where it hurts.

NEMOTO: Ms. Takasugi! Was there an accident?

MISUZU: This boy ran out of nowhere... I don't think I hit him, but...

HARUO: What is it?

TSUKUSHI: What is going on?

TSUKUSHI: Oh, it's that boy!

MISUZU: Who is he?

HARUO: He's been welching-- I mean, eating at our restaurant.

MISUZU: He's a friend of Seiji's.

MISUZU: Seiji's?

NEMOTO: I don't see any sign of impact...

MISUZU: His friend, you say?

TSUKUSHI: We think this boy may be an orphan.

HARUO: He doesn't have a place to live or any money, either.

TSUKUSHI: So we can't tell Mr. Nemoto about it.

NEMOTO: Did you guys say something?

MISUZU: I'm going to take him inside to treat his wounds. Could you pull the car around, Mr. Nemoto?

NEMOTO: Sure!

HARUO: Okay!

NEMOTO: But... I'm supposed to question you...

NEMOTO: Well, Ms. Takasugi probably isn't at fault.

0:06:57
TSUKUSHI: See? Isn't his appetite just darling?

HARUO: It makes you feel truly appreciated.

MISUZU: I really am sorry about all the trouble.

TSUKUSHI: Oh, not at all. It was our pleasure.

MISUZU: I'll take care of things from here.

HARUO: That's good. We'll be going, then.

TSUKUSHI: If he wants more to eat, feel free to send him over.

MISUZU: Thank you for everything!

0:07:30
MISUZU: Have you had a bath today?

MISUZU: What's your name? Where did you come from? Well, no matter. Come now, I can't wash you if you don't relax. The girls won't like you if you aren't nice and clean. Now, turn this way! There we go!

MISUZU: This really does take me back. I'm glad my son is old enough to take care of himself, but it makes me feel so unnecessary. Perhaps that's indulgent of me...

MISUZU: Don't do that! Oh, you!

SEIJI: I'm ho--

MISUZU: Welcome home, Seiji dear!

SEIJI: This way, Yanchar!

MISUZU: Yanchar, is it? What a darling name!

SEIJI: C'mon!

MISUZU: Seiji?

SEIJI: Hey you! Whadda you think you're doing!? Did you come here to feel up my mom again!?

YANCHAR: No way! I was lookin' for you! I came to give you info on the bad guys!

SEIJI: Info on the bad guys?

SEIJI: Hey! Wait a minute!

MISUZU: Don't be a stranger, now!

SEIJI: Yanchar! Wait a minute...

MISUZU: Come back soon!

0:09:10
BIG: It's gotta be a trick!

TURBO: He's just leadin' us into a trap!

DRILL: Boss! Didn't you say you'd never trust that guy?

SEIJI: I know, I know, but... what if he's tellin' the truth?

DAGARN: We can't disregard either possibility.

SEIJI: Okay, I got it! Contact the Sabers. I want you all to split up and watch over the Earth's major ruin sites!

BIG: Gotcha!

DAGARN: You decided to believe him?

SEIJI: It's not that, exactly...

0:09:50
YANCHAR: You really don't get it, do you?

SEIJI: Get what?

YANCHAR: The happiness you have right now!

YANCHAR: You get to live with your mother on your home planet! But if you don't help me out, you're gonna lose it all!

SEIJI: Wait a minute!

YANCHAR: You dumb jerk!

SEIJI: Can't get it outta my mind...

TURBO: What's the boss thinking? Where are we goin'? Which ruins?

DRILL: No way there's enough of us to hit all of 'em.

BIG: Quit'cher whinin'! We'll just do the best we can!

DRILL: I still ain't trust that Seven Changer guy.

MACH: Yeah, not after all he put us through!

TURBO: It's like the boss don't even care how we feel!

GAON: Do not doubt the chieftan.

BIG: You heard the guy. Split up!

ALL: Got it!

0:10:57
YANCHAR: Ruins, huh? Things built by your mother's mother's fathers and mothers, going back so many generations...

SEVEN: Correct, Your Highness. Is this far enough?

YANCHAR: Yeah. It really is beautiful... my planet was beautiful too, wasn't it.

SEVEN: Just as beautiful. No... even moreso.

HAWK: Hmm?

HAWK: This is Hawk Saber! I've sighted the enemy!

[Eyecatch]

0:12:22
HAWK: Where did they go?

HAWK: Shoot... they got away!

SEIJI: Hawk Saber. What's going on? Hawk Saber, respond!

HAWK: I'm sorry. I've lost sight of the enemy ship.

SEIJI: But the enemy was there?

HAWK: Yes. I'm sure of it.

SEIJI: Right... maybe Yanchar was telling the truth.

SEIJI: Okay, everyone. Keep up surveillance, but make sure they don't catch sight of you.

ROBOTS: Yes, sir!

PINKY: I could've taken that little birdy if you'd just let me. Why did we run away?

VIOLETCHE: You know I don't want any trouble. Our investigation takes priority.

VIOLETCHE: But I wonder... how did they know we would be there?

SEVEN: Your Highness. Are you certain we shouldn't interfere?

YANCHAR: Whatever happens, don't get involved just yet.

SEVEN: I see. If we aren't careful, Violetche might begin to suspect us.

0:14:13
JET: They're here!

MISUZU: Seiji, dear! Hikaru is here! Seiji!

MISUZU: Seiji?

MISUZU: That's strange... he was here a minute ago...

NEMOTO: Oh no! Not again!

NEMOTO: I wish he'd at least leave a note or something...

SEIJI: Jet Saber. What are they doing?

JET: They seem to be investigating some large stone faces.

SEIJI: Large stone faces? Anyway, keep up your surveillance! We'll be there shotly!

JET: Yes, sir.

VIOLETCHE: Beautiful artistry. Could those idiot humans have really made them?

PINKY: Do you think there's a Reservoir here?

VIOLETCHE: Not at all. A total loss.

PINKY: Nothing wrong with that. We have plenty of time, after all. Why don't we enjoy our time together?

VIOLETCHE: Don't work your wiles on me, dear.

VIOLETCHE: Chase it and it flees; flee and it pursues. That's the way of love, eh?

0:15:42
JET: Stay where you are!

HAWK: Change!

DAGARN: Combine! Da Garn X!

JET: We've got you now, Violetche!

HAWK: Resistance is useless!

DAGARN: Surrender quietly!

VIOLETCHE: Fools. Do you really think I didn't plan for this?

DAGARN: What?

VIOLETCHE: You're the ones who should surrender.

HAWK: That won't work twice!

BUTCHO: That's the signal! That's the signal! That's the signal! That's the signal!

0:16:46
HAWK: You won't get away again! Just give up and come with us!

VIOLETCHE: Don't worry. If you think you've won, you've a rude awakening in store.

HAWK: What!?

BUTCHO: Take this! Take this!

PINKY: Doesn't Butcho even care that we're here?

SEIJI: Don't let Violetche get away!

JET: Yes, sir!

BUTCHO: Eyes forward! You face the great Butcho!

PINKY: I'm going out there.

VIOLETCHE: Not you. You'll stay right here.

VIOLETCHE: Leave this to Butcho. We still have much to do.

VIOLETCHE: But is it possible they know what we're after? I wonder...

SEIJI: We can't beat 'em this way! Everyone get away! We gotta split 'em up!

BUTCHO: You won't get away that easy!

BUTCHO: Take this!

0:18:49
BUTCHO: Now, take this!

BUTCHO: Now we'll crash them all together!

SEIJI: Da Garn! Separate!

DAGARN: Yes, sir.

BUTCHO: What!?

DAGARN: Da Garn Magnum!

0:19:32
BUTCHO: Curses! What a dirty trick!

BUTCHO: What!?

SHUTTLE: Captain! Sorry we're late!

BIG: Boss! We're here!

DAGARN: Landers!

HAWK: Jumbo Saber!

JET: Shuttle Saber!

SEIJI: Okay! Landers, Sabers, combine!

BIG: Yeah!

BISON: Combine! Land Bison!

PEGASUS: Combine! Pegasus Saber!

0:20:50
BUTCHO: Blast! I thought we had them outnumbered!

DAGARN: Earth Cannon!

SEIJI: We did it!

BUTCHO: Sorry about this, again...

SEVEN: I don't want your apologies.

SEIJI: There he goes again! If Seven Changer's on our side, he better start acting like it!

DAGARN: No, Seiji. He may be pretending to assist the enemy in order to deceive them.

0:22:08
BISON: Boss, this machine's designed to detect Planet Energy Reservoirs. No reaction here, though.

SEIJI: Man, check out these big faces! Who made 'em, and why? You know the answer, Da Garn?

DAGARN: I don't know, Seiji. That is an answer you must find for yourself.

[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: They're all holding a welcome party for Yanchar!? Why's everyone so nice to him? He could still be an enemy! Well I ain't goin' along with it! Huh!? The enemies are after more ruins!? Okay! We'll set up an ambush!

SEIJI: Next time on Brave Fighter of Legend, Da Garn! What it Takes to Be Commander! I got it... and you don't!
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Friday, August 10, 2012

Translation: Densetsu no Yuusha Da Garn, episode 32

Basically everything I said on the last episode applies to this one.

In addition, this episode features some pretty amazing animation direction by Hiraoka Masayuki, the show's character designer. Unlike some entries in the franchise, Da Garn is not (usually) a show about bowling you over with big setpiece fights and gloriously-rendered, highly memetic stock footage -- a fact which seems to disincline a lot of people from paying attention to it.

What I love, though, is episodes like this one, where you can see they've really put the effort where it's needed for this story: rendering the small moments with a care that's rarely seen in this genre, instilling them with life, humanity, and realism in their expressions and body language.

[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! Our enemy is Ohboss, a group of alien invaders who are after Planet Energy, the source of life on Earth.

SEIJI: I thought Seven Changer was part of their gang, but he came up to us, all "I want to talk to your Commander"! It turns out that little brat Yanchar was inside Seven Changer this whole time! He's got his own Aurin that looks just like mine! Just what is going on here!? I don't care if he says he's on my side! I do NOT trust that guy!

0:02:12
TITLE: Redlone's Counterattack

HARUO: Oh, this is looking good. Lay out the bowls, mama.

TSUKUSHI: Yes, papa.

HARUO: How is it, mama?

TSUKUSHI: Oh, it's delicious! You really are a genius, papa!

YANCHAR: Hey!

TSUKUSHI: Oh, welcome.

HARUO: It's nice to see you again.

YANCHAR: I'm...

TSUKUSHI: Hungry, are you?

YANCHAR: That's not it!

TSUKUSHI: You don't have to worry about the bill from last time.

HARUO: That's right. Friends help friends, after all.

YANCHAR: There's something I need to--

TSUKUSHI: We just made a delicious beef stew.

HARUO: And here we have marinated sardines. Doesn't it smell heavenly?

TSUKUSHI: Oh, do eat up.

YANCHAR: Okay...

0:03:18
SEIJI: What's that? You're saying we SHOULD trust that little brat Yanchar?

DAGARN: That's right. He possesses an Aurin.

SEIJI: Aurin or not, I don't trust that guy! After all that stuff he said to get close to us, he turned on us like it was nothing! Did you forget he shot you in the back?

DAGARN: That is true, but I would prefer to think the best of him.

SEIJI: Think the best? No way. I think he just approached us so we'd let down our guard! I know that's it!

DAGARN: If that is the case, then why hasn't he attacked us, despite knowing your identity?

SEIJI: Well... I don't really know...

0:04:02
TSUKUSHI: Is it good?

YANCHAR: Yep!

TSUKUSHI: I'm so happy to see you enjoying our food!

YANCHAR: I'm full up!

HARUO: He really cleaned his plate.

TSUKUSHI: He really did.

YANCHAR: Ah!

TSUKUSHI: What's wrong?

YANCHAR: There was somethin' I was gonna ask you.

HARUO: What is it?

YANCHAR: You know a guy named Seiji?

HARUO: Oh yes, we know Seiji well.

TSUKUSHI: He lives right next door.

YANCHAR: What? Next door?

TSUKUSHI: That's right. The house right behind ours is the Takasugi residence.

0:04:37
HIKARU: I'm home!

HIKARU: That boy, again?

TSUKUSHI: Yes.

HIKARU: Did you give him another free meal?

HARUO: He seems to be having some family troubles.

TSUKUSHI: He might not have a mother.

HIKARU: Eh? He doesn't have a mother?

YANCHAR: So this is that Seiji guy's house?

0:05:08
MISUZU: This is Sakamoto Misuzu, signing off. We'll see you again tomorrow.

DIRECTOR: Good work today!

DIRECTOR: It's those alien robots!

0:06:00
SEIJI: I'm back!

SEIJI: Who's there!?

SEIJI: I guess I'm just hearing things.

SEIJI: Huh? Where'd the wheel go?

YANCHAR: Wait, why am I hiding from him?

YANCHAR: Hey!

SEIJI: Take this, you thief!

SEIJI: Hey, YOU broke into my house!?

YANCHAR: Chill out! I just came here to talk!

SEIJI: Talk, huh? Well my sword will make you talk!

SEIJI: Take this!

SEIJI: You're a little monkey, aren't you.

YANCHAR: Why can't you get that I'm on your side, idiot!?

SEIJI: Like I'm gonna believe that! Tell me what you're up to!

SEIJI: You're gonna get it!

YANCHAR: Ow, ow, ow!

SEIJI: Now's my chance!

SEIJI: Hah, take that!

SEIJI: Oh, crap! Maybe I went too far.

SEIJI: Hey, are you okay?

YANCHAR: You big jerk! I told you, I'm on your side!

YANCHAR: Ohboss is trying to steal your planet's life energy and turn it into a dead world!

SEIJI: I already knew that!

YANCHAR: No, you don't know! Ohboss is after your Power of Le--

SEIJI: SHUT UP!

0:08:47
HIKARU: Seiji, awful news!

HIKARU: What's going on?

SEIJI: This guy broke into my house!

YANCHAR: Stop being an idiot!

HIKARU: Enough! Seiji, your mother is in trouble!

MISUZU: My name is Redlone, servant of the great Lord Ohboss, master of the infinite cosmos.

SEIJI: Mom!

YANCHAR: Mom?

SEIJI: Yeah. That's my mom.

MISUZU: The great Lord Ohboss desires the Planet Energy of Earth. He will take it, regardless of the desires of your species. Life cannot survive on a planet stripped of its Planet Energy. But if you bring to us Da Garn and the robots that oppose us, we will offer you a chance for survival.

VIOLETCHE: That Redlone has a fine head on his shoulders.

PINKY: Is it possible to leave the Earthlings alive?

VIOLETCHE: Who knows?

MISUZU: If you do not bring us the robots, we are prepared to raze the city to the ground. I hold your lives in my hands. These are the words of Redlone's--

SOLDIER: General Redlone's.

MISUZU: --General Redlone's manifesto.

REDLONE: Continue.

SEIJI: What are you doing to my mom!?

YANCHAR: I have no idea!

HIKARU: Stop it, Seiji! It doesn't have anything to do with him!

SEIJI: He sure as hell does! This guy is--

YANCHAR: I didn't do it!

SEIJI: Listen, you. Don't tell them who you are. My identity is a secret.

HIKARU: What are you doing?

SEIJI: What does it look like? My mom's in trouble!

HIKARU: Don't do it! They'll kill you if you go!

YANCHAR: He's really serious...

HIKARU: I understand how he feels, but...

MISUZU: If they, the most unslightly robots in the universe, are not brought to us soon, we will...

YANCHAR: Mom... his mother?

HIKARU: You really don't have a mother, do you?

0:10:46
SEIJI: I'm coming, mom!

COMMANDER: No good... we must withdraw!

REDLONE: Accursed Da Garn. Come to me soon.

SEIJI: What is he doing!? I don't got time for this!

DAGARN: Change! Da Garn!

COMMANDER: That's...

SEIJI: Da Garn, I'm heading into the station! You keep the fight away from the city!

DAGARN: I will!

COMMANDER: Excuse me, Commander. We were hoping you'd come.

SEIJI: I got no use for the GDO lackeys.

COMMANDER: Where are you going!? Follow him!

[Eyecatch]

SEIJI: Da Garn!

HAWK: Da Garn! We're here!

BIG: Hey chief! Is it true they got the boss's mother?

DAGARN: Yes! Seiji's gone to save her! We must support him!

SEIJI: Combine, everyone!

0:12:49
DAGARN: Combine! Da Garn X!

BISON: Combine! Land Bison!

PEGASUS: Combine! Pegasus Saber!

GAON: GAON!

COMMANDER: Forward, ho!

COMMANDER: Ugh...

0:14:38
SEIJI: Mom...

REDLONE: I've been waiting for you.

SEIJI: You knew I would come?

REDLONE: Order your robots to stand down.

SEIJI: Relase those people. Then maybe I'll think about it.

SEIJI: Stop it! What are you doing!?

REDLONE: There will be no negotiating. Give the order, now.

SEIJI: Okay, I will.

SEIJI: Stand down, everyone!

DAGARN: What!?

SEIJI: Just stop! This is an order!

BISON: What're you talking about!?

GAON: Chieftan's orders are absolute.

PEGASUS: We don't have a choice.

SEIJI: You got what you wanted! Now, let that man go!

MISUZU: Are you alright? Speak to me...

REDLONE: Do it!

SEIJI: Da Garn!

SEVEN: Your Highness. They are losing the battle.

YANCHAR: Not just that... they aren't even fighting back!

SEVEN: What should we do, Your Highness?

0:16:14
SEIJI: Take this!

MISUZU: Stop it! He's just a boy!

REDLONE: Would you like to end up the same way?

SEIJI: Leave my m-- leave this woman out of this!

SOLDIERS: Return!

COMMANDER: We did it!

0:16:51
BISON: Boss! Do we just gotta let them beat us!?

PEGASUS: Commander! Give the order to attack!

SEIJI: I'm so sorry, guys... if I let you fight back, they'll kill mom and everyone...

REDLONE: I will finish Da Garn with my own hands. Prepare Red Geist.

REDLONE: But before then... I will finish you.

MISUZU: No!

REDLONE: What!?

SEIJI: What are you doing?

YANCHAR: I told you I was on your side!

SEIJI: Mom...

YANCHAR: You gotta get out of here!

SEIJI: Hey! Get your hands off her!

YANCHAR: Look out!

YANCHAR: This way!

SEIJI: Change of plans! Everything's fine now! Da Garn, combine and beat the enemies!

DAGARN: Yes, sir!

0:18:48
DAGARN: Combine! Great Da Garn GX!

PEGASUS: Saber Arrow!

BISON: Land Cannon!

DAGARN: GX Buster Vulcan!

0:19:50
SEIJI: Redlone. It's over. Surrender peacefully.

REDLONE: Over, is it?

SOLDIER: Look at that!

REDLONE: Red Geist!

SEIJI: Red Geist?

DAGARN: Great Ballista!

BISON: Land Cannon!

PEGASUS: Saber Arrow!

SEIJI: Got him!

0:20:39
DAGARN: What!?

REDLONE: I will say this once. If you stay on this planet, you have no chance for survival. Submit or die. I will give you time to make your choice.

SEIJI: Gimme a break!

REDLONE: Farewell!

0:21:11
DAGARN: Red Geist...

SEIJI: Where's mom?

MISUZU: Thank you.

YANCHAR: Mother...

SEIJI: YOU JERKWAD! Take this!

MISUZU: Stop this! Brothers shouldn't fight!

MISUZU: You are brothers, aren't you?

SEIJI: This way.

SEIJI: You little snot! Where do you get off touching my mom like that!?

YANCHAR: You really don't get it, do you?

SEIJI: Get what?

YANCHAR: The happiness you have right now!

YANCHAR: You get to live with your mother on your home planet! But if you don't help me out, you're gonna lose it all!

SEIJI: Wait a minute!

YANCHAR: You dumb jerk!

SEIJI: That guy...

[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, that Yanchar guy is gonna GET IT! First he's touchin' my mom, now he's breaking into my house and using my bathroom! Just what does he think he's doing!? Huh? You'll give us information about the enemy? Like I'm gonna believe that!

SEIJI: Next time, on Brave Fighter of Legend Da Garn! Ruins in Peril! I'm the commander... and you can't fool me!
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Translation: Densetsu no Yuusha Da Garn, Episode 31

Today on Da Garn, stuff is completely hilarious, in a plot-relevant way. One of the things I love about this show is that, where other shows might take a break around this point to do some filler and get us accustomed to the new character, here, head writer Gobu Fuyunori (in collaboration with Hirano Yasushi, who gains his co-head writer credit after Gobu fell ill in the latter half of production) just keeps the plot points rolling. The villains never sit still but are constantly strategizing, scheming, and moving their agenda along.

What's more, they do it all without sacrificing anything in the way of humor, enjoyment, theme or characterization. Efficient writing at its absolute finest!

What really shines in this episode, though, is the voice acting. Matsumoto Rica proves once again why she's the queen of kid voices, and Takano Urara, though slightly less of a renowned superstar, meets her every step of the way. Seiji and Yanchar's scenes together are such a perfectly realized portrayal of "sibling" rivalry (writ large with robots and explosions, of course) that it can't help but bring a smile to my face every time I see it.

Ep's below the cut. Enjoy!

[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! Our enemy is Ohboss, a group of alien invaders who are after Planet Energy, the source of life on Earth.

SEIJI: Da Garn got a big power-up to stop their evil plan! Now nothing can stop us! ...or so I thought, but then this weirdo appeared! I can't believe this little brat... all rude and entitled, he thinks he knows everything! What's more, he's after Hotaru! And now I've got these eight tiny Butchos to deal with! I guess my town's troubles aren't over yet!

0:02:12
TITLE: Another Commander

VIOLETCHE: Report to Lord Ohboss. I have discovered a Planet Energy Reservoir on the African continent. I also have a number of candidates in China and other areas. Finding their exact location is a matter of time. I am certain that everything will be in order by the time you arrive.

VIOLETCHE: As an aside, My Lord, might I ask you a question?

OHBOSS: A question?

VIOLETCHE: Is it fair to assume that My Lord's reason for visiting Earth is the suspected presence of the Power of Legend?

OHBOSS: Power of Legend?

VIOLETCHE: Is it possible that the ultimate cosmic power that My Lord has been searching for is hidden here on this planet?

OHBOSS: Violetche, these things are not for a servant such as you to know.

OHBOSS: Do not contact me unnecessarily.

VIOLETCHE: I suppose I'll have to look into it myself.

VIOLETCHE: Here's where the leonine and avian robots first appeared... I suppose I'll start there.

0:03:52
WOMAN: Who is it?

MAN: I-I-It's Taro!

WOMAN: Just a moment, I'm coming!

WOMAN: Oh, they're beautiful! Thank you so much, Taro!

MAN: There's something I really need to ask you!

YANCHAR: Oh, I see! That's how it works!

SEVEN: Was it useful to you, Your Highness?

YANCHAR: Totally! I can finally ask Hotaru where the Pest is hiding.

YANCHAR: There's something I really need to ask you... there's something I really need to ask you...

YANCHAR: There she is!

YANCHAR: There's something I really need to ask you...

HIKARU: See you later, Sakurakouji!

HOTARU: Goodbye.

YANCHAR: T-t-there's something I really... need to...

HIKARU: It's you!

SEIJI: Hey, you two!

HIKARU: Seiji!

SEIJI: You guys goin' on a date today!? You ol' lady-killer, you! C'mon, seal it with another kiss! Kissy, kissy!

HIKARU: Idiot!

SEIJI: Hey! What was that all about?

HIKARU: What is with that kid?

SEIJI: He's gotta be from Nishihama Elementary. They're a buncha delinquents over there.

HIKARU: Don't you think you're taking this a bit far?

SEIJI: Oh? You like that type, huh? But you better give up on him. That type is nothing but trouble. A girl like you could do a lot bett--

HIKARU: I don't need your advice!

SEIJI: Ow...

0:06:05
YANCHAR: That big jerk! Next time, I'm gonna punch his lights out!

YANCHAR: What a nice smell...

HARUO: Come on in!

TSUKUSHI: Right this way. What will it be, sir?

HARUO: Excuse me, that's an order for delivery...

YANCHAR: That was good! More!

HARUO: My, he's got quite an appetite!

TSUKUSHI: Oh, how exciting! Let's feed him!

0:06:50
TSUKUSHI: Here you are. Don't eat it too fast, now. It won't run away.

HARUO: There, now. That's a growing boy.

HIKARU: We're back!

HIKARU: What are YOU doing here!?

TSUKUSHI: Oh, do you know each other?

HARUO: Wait, you forgot to pay!

SEIJI: What!? He didn't pay!? That jerk!

TSUKUSHI: Why don't we call it even. He left us these beautiful flowers, after all.

HARUO: That's true.

YANCHAR: What's with that guy!? He shows up everywhere I go!

SEIJI: Wait a second, you welcher!

YANCHAR: Huh? Welcher? What's that?

SEIJI: Don't play dumb! Pay up!

YANCHAR: Pay?

0:07:57
SEIJI: Wait up, you welcher!

YANCHAR: What's up with him?

SEVEN: Worry not, Your Highness. I've found the girl's residence.

YANCHAR: Oh no! That jerk made me lose my flowers!

0:08:25
MAID: Pardon.

MAID: Her ladyship doth await thee.

YANCHAR: Wuh? Doth?

YANCHAR: There's something I really need to ask you!

YANCHAR: I did it!

YANCHAR: I need to know where the Pest is!

HOTARU: Pest?

YANCHAR: That annoying guy who's always hanging out with the robots! I need to know how I can talk to him!

YANCHAR: Could you please... tell me?

SEIJI: Here we go... I got you now...

SEIJI: Hey, this is Hotaru's house! That jerk... he's tryin' to snatch her away again!

YANCHAR: So this is where I can meet the Pest, huh?

SEIJI: The Pest? Is he talking about me?

YANCHAR: Just what is this?

SEIJI: What's he lookin' for me for?

YANCHAR: Um... T... i... Tibet!?

SEIJI: Tibet...?

YANCHAR: My thanks to you.

0:10:15
SEIJI: Shoot, where'd he go? Is he really going to Tibet?

SEIJI: What is it? I'm a little busy, here.

DAGARN: Seiji, I have detected a flying object leaving the city.

SEIJI: Huh? It's not a GDO helicopter?

DAGARN: No. It is far too fast to be a helicopter. I cannot confirm, but it could be an Ohboss robot.

SEIJI: Okay, Da Garn! Follow that robot!

DAGARN: Yes, sir!

0:10:50
PINKY: It's freezing! What are we doing here!?

VIOLETCHE: Energy reaction zero... no luck, eh?

PINKY: Luck with what?

VIOLETCHE: This is the place where the lion robot appeared. I thought there might be some special power at work, but...

PINKY: Wait a minute, Violetche!

VIOLETCHE: Well, no matter. Let's move on.

YANCHAR: Will we really find the Pest in a place like this?

SEVEN: I'm detecting an energy source nearby. I'm going down.

YANCHAR: What is this place?

SEVEN: A mysterious light. It radiates a warming energy.

[Eyecatch]

0:12:12
DAGARN: We're currently over Tibet.

SEIJI: Tibet?

SEIJI: The cave of light!

SEIJI: This is the place where we healed Sky Saber with Hotaru! This must be the place Hotaru was talking about, then.

DAGARN: What does it mean, Seiji?

SEIJI: How should I know? Anyway, let's get in there.

DAGARN: Someone is here.

0:12:50
SEVEN: Take shelter, Your Highness.

SEIJI: Seven Changer!

SEVEN: Wait. I don't come here to fight you.

DAGARN: What!?

SEVEN: My prince would like to speak with your commander. Could we see him?

SEIJI: His prince?

DAGARN: What should we do, Seiji?

SEIJI: How should I know? Lemme think...

YANCHAR: Hey, you! Quit messin' around! I know you're in there! Get out, you coward!

DAGARN: There was a person inside?

SEIJI: Hey, it's him! No way!

YANCHAR: I've been looking for you forever! You afraid to come out and face me, you wuss!?

SEIJI: What did you say?

YANCHAR: With such a wussy boss, it's no wonder your robots all suck!

SEIJI: That little jerk! Stand down, Da Garn!

DAGARN: Are you certain?

SEIJI: Just don't let down your guard! He might still be planning something!

YANCHAR: So you finally came out! Took you long enough!

SEIJI: Tell me what you want!

YANCHAR: I want you to work with me.

YANCHAR: I said I want you to work with me! Don't make me say it again!

SEIJI: You gotta be kidding! Aren't you with Ohboss!? Why would I help my own enemy!?

YANCHAR: Wait a minute! We're not your enemy!

SEIJI: Yeah, right! You tried to kill Sky Saber, didn't you!?

YANCHAR: You're just not getting it...

SEIJI: You're the one not getting it, idiot!

YANCHAR: What!? I'm not an idiot, you shrimp!

SEIJI: You're even shorter than me, shrimp!

YANCHAR: You're the shrimpiest shrimp shrimp SUPER-shrimp!

SEIJI: That one musta hit home! Little shrimpy shrimp shrimp!

YANCHAR: Come over here and say that!

SEIJI: Like I'm gonna fall for that! If you got something to say, YOU come over HERE!

YANCHAR: Fine, I will!

SEIJI: Hey, what are you doing!?

YANCHAR: Quit messing around and help me already!

SEIJI: Like I'd help a little worm like you!

DAGARN: Commander, please calm down.

SEIJI: Stay out of this, Da Garn! This little welcher's gonna pay!

YANCHAR: Huh? Welcher?

SEIJI: Crap!

YANCHAR: Hey, are you that guy!?

SEIJI: I didn't say anything!

YANCHAR: You're that Seiji guy who got in the way of my lunch!

YANCHAR: You idiot! How could you be the Pest!?

SEIJI: I oughta ask you the same question! What's a jerk like you doing inside Seven Changer!?

YANCHAR: Fine, I'll tell you. Look at this.

SEIJI: An Aurin!

YANCHAR: See? You get it, now?

SEIJI: Why do you have an Aurin, too?

YANCHAR: What, I gotta explain that too? You sure are dumb.

SEIJI: Why would I know!? Just what are you!?

YANCHAR: I am Yancharan Starlette Banner Grecius Jaqkinger Wilder XIV.

SEIJI: Yanchar... what?

YANCHAR: You can't even remember a simple name? You idiot!

SEIJI: So what do you want, Yanchar?

DAGARN: Something's coming.

SEVEN: Highness. Get to safety.

YANCHAR: Hey Pest! You better help me if you know what's good for you! Don't forget!

SEIJI: What was that!? Wait, Yanchar!

DAGARN: Hurry!

SEIJI: Got it!

0:17:13
VIOLETCHE: What was that?

PINKY: Da Garn and Seven Changer? What are they doing here?

VIOLETCHE: So, there is something special about this place...

PINKY: Leave this to me, Violetche. Da Garn is mine.

PINKY: Come back here, Da Garn!

VIOLETCHE: Nothing like a woman scorned.

SEIJI: That little worm! He said we were on the same side!

SEVEN: What!?

PINKY: It's been far too long, Da Garn! I'm so happy to see you again!

SEIJI: Pinky! She's still alive!?

PINKY: You're going to pay for all you've put me through, Da Garn.

PINKY: Kindly stay out of this, Seven Changer.

SEVEN: Do as you like.

DAGARN: Wait, Seven Changer!

PINKY: Keep your eyes on your real opponent!

DAGARN: Oh no!

PINKY: How do you like my new and improved electric whip?

SEIJI: Ugh, I'm surrounded by liars! Gaon! I need you here!

PINKY: Prepare yourself, Da Garn! I will defeat you and regain my honor before Lord Ohboss!

VIOLETCHE: Take your time. I'll just be investigating here.

0:19:30
GAON: Gaon!

DAGARN: Thank you, Gaon!

SEIJI: I'm still numb all over...

SEIJI: Now's our chance! Da Garn, Gaon, time to combine!

0:20:20
DAGARN: Combine! Great Da Garn GX!

PINKY: Oh no!

SEIJI: GX Buster, standby!

DAGARN: Yes, sir!

VIOLETCHE: What amazing energy! This must be a Planet Energy Reservoir!

SEIJI: GX Buster! Launch!

VIOLETCHE: What!?

VIOLETCHE: What are you doing, you fool!?

PINKY: It... was just a small miscalculation!

0:21:50
SEIJI: Geez... we're getting less margin for error here.

SEIJI: I'm glad we didn't listen to that guy and just wiped them out.

SEIJI: That Yanchar brat! Next time I see him, he's gonna pay for this!

SEVEN: Are you alright, Your Highness?

YANCHAR: I wonder if they got that our attack was just to fool Violetche.

SEVEN: I don't know.

YANCHAR: But I can't believe the Pest turned out to be that little jerk!

YANCHAR: What a headache! Geez!

[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: That little Yanchar brat! I don't believe for a minute he's really on our side! Like I'm gonna lay off after he sneaks into my room! Huh? A cyborg Redlone has shown up in the TV station? Oh no! Mom's in trouble!

SEIJI: Next time, on Brave Fighter of Legend Da Garn! Redlone's Counterattack! I'm the commander, here!
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Thursday, August 9, 2012

Translation: Densetsu no Yuusha Da Garn, Episode 30


This episode of Da Garn introduces a new character. Not only is he the best character (like, ever), but his introduction pretty much brings the plot into its final arc. A bunch of old villains return, with a few new twists, and we're going to see some amazing character development from Seiji in the episodes to come.

Also, there's more of Seven Changer being awesome, and who doesn't like that?


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! Our enemy is Ohboss, a group of alien invaders who are after Planet Energy, the source of life on Earth.

SEIJI: They started tearing Africa in half, then attacked Da Garn when he tried to stitch it back together! But just then, the Earth gave birth to a new power! Da Garn and Gaon combined and became Great Da Garn GX! They took down Lady Pinky's ship in one shot! I bet nothing can stop us now!

0:02:12
TITLE: The Mystery Kid

VIOLETCHE: What a naughty little girl. You revealed your identity and got your ship shot down. I have no choice but to punish you.

PINKY: I beg you, Violetche! Have mercy!

VIOLETCHE: I am not an ogre. I won't do anything that would cause you undue distress. I wonder, then, what would cause you the most distress?

PINKY: The most distress? I absolutely don't want to be reverted to my child form. Please... anything but that!

VIOLETCHE: I see.

PINKY: No... NOOO!

VIOLETCHE: I've also taken away your ability to transform. You'll have to make do with that form, for now.

PINKY: Foolish Violetche. I don't mind this form at all.

VIOLETCHE: Now listen to me, Lady. Lord Ohboss considers you the bottom of the barrel of his generals.

VIOLETCHE: He thought that even someone as worthless as you like you could handle gathering Planet Energy from a backwater planet like Earth. We never expected this Da Garn to appear and protect it. When I reported this to Lord Ohboss, it got him thinking. He wonders if the rumored Power of Legend might be found here on Earth.

PINKY: Power of Legend?

VIOLETCHE: He saw no reason to tell you, of course. But I have been dispatched to lead the investigation for that Power of Legend.

PINKY: I never knew...

VIOLETCHE: No matter. Lord Ohboss is already heading here. In the meantime, you and the others are tasked with defeating Da Garn before he arrives!

PINKY: The... others?

PINKY: Redlone!

VIOLETCHE: The punishment for Redlone's failure was to be turned into a cyborg.

PINKY: That voice.. Butcho!

VIOLETCHE: That's correct. I had Butcho drawn and eighthed.

PINKY: Drawn and... 'eighthed?'

0:06:13
NEMOTO: Thank goodness! Oh, you're back! Never leave me again!

HIKARU: I've never seen Mr. Nemoto like this before.

SEIJI: Heh, yeah...

SEIJI: But I understand how he feels. I'm glad Da Garn is back safe, too.

HIKARU: What's with you, Seiji? You've been smiling all day.

SEIJI: Oh, well... I'm just happy the army's finally packed up and left! See ya!

HIKARU: Wait up, Seiji!

SEIJI: I'm not gonna be late today!

HIKARU: But I'm glad Seiji's bounced back after that business with Pink!

HOTARU: Takasugi...

SEIJI: What's wrong, Sakurakouji?

HOTARU: Someone is... following me.

0:07:25
SEIJI: What's with him? That guy stalkin' you?

HIKARU: He doesn't look like a local.

HIKARU: What? He's gone!

SEIJI: What was that all about?

SEIJI: Don't worry, Hotaru! I'll stay with you.

SEIJI: Okay, let's head to school! No one's gonna threaten you while I'm around!

HIKARU: Geez, a girl shows up and suddenly you're a big shot! You're an ultra-perv, Seiji!

0:08:11
KID: What a weirdo...

KID: He's not from our school.

HIKARU: Isn't he the kid we saw before?

SEIJI: Yeah. I can't believe he followed us to school!

KID: Hey, it's Morisoba!

MORISAWA: Takasugi! Kosaka! Take your seats!

SEIJI: No choice, I guess.

HIKARU: Yeah.

HIKARU: He's gone again!

0:08:48
SEIJI: Pretty sure he's younger than me. What's he followin' Hotaru around for?

SEIJI: Look out!

YANCHAR: Come with me!

SEIJI: Hey, wait a minute!

MORISAWA: Hey, you... ahh, I threw out my back...

SEIJI: Hey, you can't just crash in through the window! You coulda hurt someone!

SEIJI: Just who are you, anyway!? What do you want with Hotaru!?

SEIJI: Hey! Say somethin' already!

SEIJI: Wait a minute!

SEIJI: Just like it...

KID: You got it! Get it, Daimon!

GIRL: Go, Takeshi!

0:10:19
HIKARU: Seiji, why did you bring your practice sword to school?

SEIJI: Ain't it obvious? I'm gonna find that kid! And when I do...

HIKARU: So where's Sakurakouji?

HIKARU: You idiot. You were supposed to be keeping an eye on her!

SEIJI: Oh no...

0:10:47
SEIJI: That sneaky little...!

SEIJI: Take this!

SEIJI: I got him!

YANCHAR: You did this!

SEIJI: You okay, Hotaru?

HIKARU: Seiji!

YANCHAR: That's what you get for getting in my way!

SEIJI: You little punk! You ain't touchin' Hotaru!

YANCHAR: Filthy lowlife! You're think you can stop me!?

SEIJI: Hotaru! Get out of here!

YANCHAR: Come with me!

YANCHAR: No?

HIKARU: You! I've had enough of this! Even if you are younger than us, you're still a boy! It takes a real pig to attack a girl!

[Eyecatch]

0:12:17
SEIJI: Ta-daaa! Did you see the big moment, everyone!? This little guy gave Hikaru a big ol' smooch on the lips!

SEIJI: Whew, it's gettin' hot in here!

HIKARU: You idiot, Seiji! I'm out of here.

SEIJI: Hey, she's leaving! Ain't you goin' after her? Chase her down and give her another bit smooch!

YANCHA: You jerk! I won't forget this!

SEIJI: Wow, he's gone. What's up with that weirdo?

SEIJI: Hotaru!

0:13:15
BUTCHO: It's been quite a while, my dear Geraldine. Long ago, you saw through my spy beasts. I want to use that mysterious power of yours in my plan to take out Da Garn. Don't worry, I won't hurt you. To the contrary, I...

SEIJI: I found you, you kidnapper! Give back Hotaru!

SEIJI: Here we go!

SEIJI: De Butcho... you're alive!? But you're so little...

SEIJI: And... there's so many of you...

SEIJI: I know! He must be using a ninja illusion technique! Close your eyes and listen... you can tell the real one by the sound of footsteps...

SEIJI: It's there!

SEIJI: What the heck!?

BUTCHO: I won't let you have my beloved Geraldine!

SEIJI: I'll get you!

BUTCHO: Bye-bye!

SEIJI: Hotaru!

SEIJI: Da Garn! That Butcho guy's back! He took Hotaru!

DAGARN: What!?

SEIJI: Get over here and save Hotaru right away!

DAGARN: Yes, sir!

0:16:02
SEIJI: Da Garn. Hotaru's safety comes first!

DAGARN: Yes sir! Change! Da Garn!

DAGARN: It's been some time, De Butcho! I'm surprised to see that you survived.

BUTCHO: What do you think, you blockhead!? Mere dismemberment is not enough to stop the great Butcho!

DAGARN: After all that, it would be a waste to throw your life away now. Surrender!

BUTCHO: Don't underestimate me! Gracie dear! Attack formation!

SEIJI: Da Garn! Time to combine!

0:17:06
DAGARN: Combine! Da Garn X!

DAGARN: Earth Vulcan!

DAGARN: What!?

DAGARN: Oh no!

BUTCHO: Now you'll be a real blockhead!

SEIJI: Gaon! Move out! Protect Da Garn!

BUTCHO: I happen to know you can't fly! With Da Garn frozen solid, you're both sitting ducks! Gracie dear, final attack formation!

BUTCHO: I've been doing a lot of research while I was out of work! My power is far beyond what you--

BUTCHO: Whoops, I forgot the legs transformed, too!

SEIJI: Gaon! Save Hotaru!

SEIJI: Hotaru!

SEIJI: Seven Changer...

0:18:50
HOTARU: Thank you.

YANCHA: Thank you?

YANCHA: That big jerk!

GAON: GAON!

0:19:50
BUTCHO: Hey Seven Changer! What happened to the girl?

SEIJI: She's right here!

SEIJI: Da Garn, Gaon! Combine!

BUTCHO: What!?

DAGARN: Combine! Great Da Garn GX!

BUTCHO: There it is!

DAGARN: GX Buster!

0:21:44
YANCHA: It's weird, though. We saw the Power of Legend, but it hasn't changed anything.

SEVEN: So, you weren't able to ask the girl about the boy who controls Da Garn?

YANCHA: Yeah... it was a huge disaster! This jerk named Seiji kept comin' after me... and...

SEVEN: What is it?

YANCHA: Nothing! This planet's just a big pain in the neck!

YANCHA: She said 'thank you'...

YANCHA: I don't think anyone's ever said that to me before...

[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: Just who is this little shrimp? I thought he was after Hotaru, but it turns out he was after me! I'm gonna get him and force him to tell me who he is! Huh? Did he just come out of Seven Changer!?

SEIJI: Next time, on Brave Fighter of Legend Da Garn! 'Another Commander'! I'm... not the only commander, here!?
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The State of the Blog

I just wanted to put out a little post updating people on what's going on here. The last half-a-year has been pretty up and down; my computer died suddenly, taking a chunk of my hard drive with it, at which point I got slammed by a ton of work.

So, two main points.

First: I'm back! Yay! For the moment, I'm going to focus on releasing Da Garn, and you'll be seeing releases of that at a rate of about one a day. As some of you are aware, I managed to pick up a few more weekly projects in my time away, but that's really no excuse not to release scripts for a series I've already damn well translated. So, Da Garn: expect it.

Zubat and Gaia will remain on hold for a little while. However, I intend to resume them on a weekly schedule once I've finished my other ongoing projects, likely around the beginning of 2013. Rest assured that these two series will both see completion over the course of the coming year.

Second: I've removed the request-a-translation link on the sidebar. At the time I started this blog, I had no money, no work, no ongoing projects and a lot of time on my hands. Right now I have money, work, and projects galore, but not a lot of time to spare; as such, soliciting requests just doesn't make any sense anymore.

Now, if you've already paid for a song or a script, don't worry! I'll be working on those this week. If you've made a payment and haven't heard from me, please send me an email. A lot of things slipped through the cracks while I was working and I'm just trying to get caught up. To anyone who was hoping to make a request, I offer my deepest apologies. If circumstances allow, I will re-institute the feature at some point in the future. Read more!