Monday, March 18, 2013

Translation: Densetsu no Yuusha Da Garn, episode 41

In this episode, Seiji's dad is back, and he's awesome -- though not quite at maximum awesome overload just yet. There's still more to see, oh yes, so much more to see.

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!

SEIJI: It turns out Ohboss was really after the Power of Legend hidden here on Earth! Our only clue is something about 'make our feelings one with the planet'. That legend was passed down on Yanchar's home planet, but what exactly does it mean? Just thinking about it gives me a headache!

SEIJI: A bunch of crazy stuff happened, and we found the second Reservoir! Then, the GDO Army arrived! They found a Reservoir in Australia and now they want to work with us!

0:02:12
TITLE: Planet Ohboss Approaches

GENERAL: Planet Ohboss has started moving again. It's on a course directly for Earth. I think it's fair to say that there's no way our forces can destroy Planet Ohboss on their own.

TAKASUGI: I understand that. That is why I intend to arrange the full cooperation of the Da Garn robots with our army.

GENERAL: I'm counting on you, Colonel. You seem to have the greatest rapport with them, after all.

TAKASUGI: I believe there is no way we can make it through this crisis without their aid.

HIKARU: I never thought we'd be going all the way to Australia with our moving stuff in tow.

SEIJI: Me either! I can't believe dad called to ask for our full cooperation!

YANCHAR: And I never thought I'd be coming with you like this!

BUTCHO: Me either! I never thought there'd be a little kid inside Seven Changer, or that th' Pest I've been searching for all this time would turn out t' be you!

BUTCHO: I'm just th' lowest of the low.

SEIJI: A superhero can't let his identity out that easily!

BUTCHO: I know that! But if I'd only realized that you were th' kid eating lunch with me and stopping by to visit all the time, maybe I'd never have been split up this way.

HIKARU: No use crying over spilled milk. Learning that the amazing hero who saved me over and over would turn out to be Seiji... I'm not sure whether to laugh or cry.

SEIJI: What's that supposed to mean?

HIKARU: I wonder if your mom and dad have know about it.

SEIJI: Of course they don't. I haven't told them.

SEIJI: Speaking of which, my identity is top secret. Do NOT tell ANYONE.

HIKARU: Sure, if the next meal's on you.

HOTARU: The sky is... so red...

HIKARU: It really is. It's not even evening, it looks creepy...

SEIJI: I hope it's not a bad omen...

YANCHAR: Maybe it's because Planet Ohboss is drawing near.

HIKARU: Look! What is that?

SEIJI: What's that thing? Big Lander, do you know?

BIG: I'm still analyzing, boss. Huh? What the... it's a swarm of butterflies, boss!

SEIJI: Butterflies?

SEIJI: Woah!

HIKARU: I've read about this... there are some butterflies that migrate in large numbers.

YANCHAR: So where do the butterflies go?

SEIJI: How should I know?

HIKARU: It's almost like they're running from something.

YANCHAR: Look at this! Now it's a big swarm of fish!

SEIJI: Those are dolphins. But there sure are a lot of them.

HIKARU: It's like the animals are detecting some catastrophic event.

BUTCHO: What's going to become of us?

HOTARU: I don't know.

HIKARU: I wonder how mom and dad are doing.

0:05:45
MISUZU: Have you tried contacting the GDO Army?

NEMOTO: Of course I have! Not just the army, but the police in every jurisdiction around the country! But no one's seen any sign of them.

TSUKUSHI: Could the childrens' kidnapper be hiding them somewhere nearby?

HARUO: And what are they after?

MAID: My Lady's humble servant prays only for their safe return.

0:06:18
TSUKUSHI: I will answer it!

TSUKUSHI: Hello?

TSUKUSHI: Hikaru? Hikaru, you're okay!? Where are you? What? Australia? What store is that? Are you locked in? What? You're in the real Austrlia!?

MISUZU: Are Seiji and Yanchar there?

MAID: My Lady... is My Lady there!?

TSUKUSHI: Hello? What? Seiji, Yanchar, and Sakurakouji are there with you? Hello! Hikaru? Hello!?

HIKARU: Are you sure I should have cut her off?

SEIJI: It's fine! If we stayed on too long, we'd give away too much. They know we're okay, that should be enough to calm 'em down.

YANCHAR: You're pretty good at this weaselly stuff.

SEIJI: If I want your opinion, I'll ask for it!

0:07:17
BUTCHO: Excuse me m'dear, would you like to run away with me? There's no way we can fight against Ohboss.

HOTARU: Where?

HOTARU: No matter where we go, our fate will be the same.

BUTCHO: As simple as that, huh?

SEIJI: What are you scheming back there? I'll throw you off!

BUTCHO: Nothing! Weren't doing nothing!

0:07:55
TAKASUGI: General, look at that.

YANCHAR: Seiji, they came to meet us. Your dad might be in that helicopter.

SEIJI: Yanchar, this is the GDO. We absolutely can't let them know who we are.

YANCHAR: I see. Your dad doesn't know yet either.

BUTCHO: What do I do? I used t' be the enemy, after all.

SEIJI: Could you stay hidden? We can't afford the distraction.

BUTCHO: I'll do as you ask...

BUTCHO: But why are we going t' that big rock?

SEIJI: The army thinks they found a Reservoir near Ayer's Rock. They want me to investigate it.

BUTCHO: A Reservoir here!?

0:09:05
YANCHAR: The guy in the middle is your dad, right?

SEIJI: Yeah. He looks like he's doing good.

YANCHAR: He's pretty impressive. I hope you show him the proper respect.

SEIJI: That's none of your business!

YANCHAR: Just introduce him to me right.

SEIJI: I will!

TAKASUGI: It's been a while, commander. I'm grateful that you answered our request.

YANCHAR: I apologize for the trouble my vassal has caused you. Thank you for attending to him.

SEIJI: This is my partner, Colonel Takasugi. He controls Seven Changer here.

TAKASUGI: Ah, it's nice to have more allies we can count on.

TAKASUGI: Hikaru! What are you doing here!?

HIKARU: Oh, um, hello!

SEIJI: Ah, she's in protective custody! We saved her from rampaging aliens!

HIKARU: That's right! He took me under his protection.

TAKASUGI: Your parents in Japan are worried about you. Let me send you back to them.

HIKARU: Oh that's okay, Da Garn's commander already called my house and told them he'd be bringing me back, so...

TAKASUGI: Oh, that's good. Be careful on your way back.

HIKARU: Yes, sir!

SEIJI: Whew, that's one explanation down.

0:10:20
SEIJI: So we use this tunnel to get to the Reservoir?

TAKASUGI: We want to hide it from the enemy as much as possible.

YANCHAR: It doesn't matter what you do, Ohboss is going to find it!

TAKASUGI: You're saying this is all for nothing?

SEIJI: Yanchar is the last survivor of a planet destroyed by Ohboss.

TAKASUGI: Destroyed by Ohboss?

BUTCHO: Hey, m'dear. Let's run away, just you and me. Having a Reservoir here is gonna get us in big trouble. There's no way Ohboss won't come.

BUTCHO: He's going to come attack us! Let's run away while we still can!

HOTARU: I told you, our fate will be the same no matter where we go.

BUTCHO: That's ridiculous! Why d'you keep saying that!? It's dangerous t'stay here!

HIKARU: Then why don't run off yourself, then?

BUTCHO: Hey! That's cold!

HIKARU: Some man you are!

BUTCHO: I've got nothing more to say here!

SEIJI: Colonel, the enemy sent these things to Earth to look for Reservoirs. It's definitely picking up a heat signature.

TAKASUGI: So you're saying, this is a Reservoir -- one of the Earth's vital points.

SEIJI: Yeah. If they tap it, it'll open a huge fissure, breaking the Australian continent in two!

YANCHAR: That means Ohboss will definitely be coming after this place.

TAKASUGI: So we must protect this place at all costs.

[Eyecatch]

YANCHAR: What is with these birds!?

SEIJI: They're not birds! They're bats!

TAKASUGI: This has never happened before...

YANCHAR: Yuck, get them off!

SEIJI: Is this more evidence of some big catastrophe drawing near?!

TAKASUGI: Wrist!

TAKASUGI: Did I earn your wris-spect?

GENERAL: I see. You're the last survivor of a planet destroyed by Ohboss? And the Ohboss planet is this one right here?

YANCHAR: Yeah, no mistake, that's the one. It showed up and started attacking our planet.

MAN: So you're saying that if we're not careful, our planet may end up the same way?

TAKASUGI: That's why we are asking for your full cooperation. Please help us. We want to work together to oppose Ohboss.

YANCHAR: I don't mind, but... I don't know if it'll work.

SEIJI: What do you mean, you don't know if it'll work?

YANCHAR: I like the thought of joining together to oppose him, but we still might not beat Ohboss even so.

MAN: Are you saying that even with the Da Garn robots' power, there might be no hope for the Earth?

YANCHAR: I'm not saying that, exactly...

SEIJI: You're thinking about the Power of Legend?

TAKASUGI: What is this Power of Legend?

SEIJI: It's a mysterious power hidden inside planets like Earth. If we can activate it, we might...

MAN: ... be able to defeat Ohboss?

SEIJI: Basically.

MAN: It's hard to believe. Have you any proof of this?

SEIJI: We have the words of the legend that were passed down. "Those who share your planet's fate. Make your feelings as one with the planet."

HOTARU: "Make your wishes as one with the planet. Let the golden light be gathered, that a new path shall open."

GENERAL: Hmm... "those who share your planet's fate," eh?

TAKASUGI: That means your planet probably had that Power of Legend too, didn't it? In that case, how was it destroyed?

YANCHAR: It was destroyed before we could activate it.

TAKASUGI: Before you could activate it?

SEIJI: Would you believe me if I said that Ohboss also wants to get his hands on that power?

GENERAL: Ohboss does?

MAN: He's getting away! Grab him!

MAN: Hey! Stop or I'll shoot!

BUTCHO: Stop it! Lemme alone!

SEIJI: Butcho!

MAN: Get them!

BUTCHO: I hate dogs! Help me!

BUTCHO: I'll teach you to underestimate me!

SEIJI: Wait a minute! Just wait a minute!

YANCHAR: You let the air out, too!

BUTCHO: You think I'm a balloon or something?

SEIJI: Were you trying to run away?

BUTCHO: What's the problem with that?

MAN: Please hand that man over to us.

SEIJI: Butcho?

MAN: That man has previously fought against us as an enemy. We can't let him run freely around the base.

BUTCHO: But I swear! I wasn't doing anything!

MAN: One more time. Hand that man over to us.

HOTARU: You can't!

0:16:33
HOTARU: Please, don't hand him over to them.

BUTCHO: Oh Hotaru dear, you're so kind t' me!

SEIJI: If Hotaru insists, that's how it'll be.

SEIJI: Sorry!

MAN: That was not a request. It was an order! If you don't hand him over, we'll take him by force!

SEIJI: What did you say!? We're not soldiers! You can't order us around!

YANCHAR: If that's how you're gonna act, maybe we won't help you at all!

0:17:03
GENERAL: Why won't you hand that man over to us? I was under the impression that he was our common enemy.

SEIJI: But the enemy's after him, now!

GENERAL: That's all the more reason to give him to us. This is our best chance to learn more about the enemy. We only just agreed to pool our resources to stand against Ohboss.

SEIJI: Yeah, we did.

GENERAL: Then we need to be able to speak honestly with each other.

GENERAL: I was hoping you'd take those helmets off and let us see what you really look like.

SEIJI: Oh, I can't! We told Da Garn we'd never reveal our true identities.

GENERAL: Why not?

SEIJI: Because the enemy's after us.

GENERAL: But we're your allies. Are you saying you can't even show your faces to your allies?

SEIJI: I don't think that matters.

YANCHAR: Yeah. We promised, so no!

GENERAL: The commanders won't show their faces. They won't hand over a former enemy. You're making a mockery of the GDO Army.

YANCHAR: Well we don't have to work with you at all, then.

SEIJI: Yeah, doesn't matter to me.

TAKASUGI: Wait a minute! What does that matter when the life of this planet is at stake? Do you really think this is behavior befitting your situation!?

TAKASUGI: The same goes for you, General. If they say they can't reveal their secret identities, why can't we simply accept that?

GENERAL: Colonel. You don't think a lack of trust between our parties will affect the course of our plans?

TAKASUGI: It won't affect the plan I'm thinking of.

GENERAL: What? Just what kind of plan is that?

TAKASUGI: Peace talks.

MAN: Peace talks!?

GENERAL: Doesn't that mean assuming our defeat!?

TAKASUGI: No. But if this comes down to all-out war, regardless of the final outcome, it will be ruinous to our planet. I want to convince the enemy to withdraw before that happens. And I want you two to see that fighting is not the only way to protecting this planet.

MAN: I wonder who you intend to send on these 'peace talks'?

TAKASUGI: If you will allow it, sir, I would like to go.

GENERAL: You!?

MAN: Are you that confident of success?

TAKASUGI: I won't know until I try. I just want to try everything I can before it comes to an all-out war. The first duty of an army is to PREVENT a fight!

SEIJI: The first duty of an army is to prevent a fight? Man, my dad is so amazing!

MAN: Look at that! It's Planet Ohboss!

MAN: Planet Ohboss is here!

BUTCHO: Oh no, oh no... he's finally here!

0:20:17
MAN: It's the enemy!

SEIJI: Yanchar! Hurry!

SEIJI: Da Garn! Shoot down that saucer!

DAGARN: Yes sir! G Cannon! G Vulcan!

SEIJI: Big Lander! Take care of the others!

BIG: Got it, boss! I'll take them to safety!

TAKASUGI: You men get to the shelter.

GENERAL: What about you, Colonel?

TAKASUGI: I'll meet up with you later.

SEIJI: Da Garn! They're after my dad!

DAGARN: Colonel! Take shelter inside of me.

0:21:24
DAGARN: Who are you?

CYAN: I am Cyan. Lord Ohboss has ordered me to escort you to him.

DAGARN: What!?

SEIJI: Da Garn, what's going on!?

DAGARN: One of Ohboss's subordinates is attempting to abscond with me.

SEIJI: What!? Colonel, get out of here while you can!

SEIJI: Seven Changer!

TAKASUGI: This is my chance to speak with Ohboss. Let me be taken to him along with Da Garn.

SEIJI: Colonel...

TAKASUGI: But there's no reason to put you in danger, too. You should get out of here.

SEIJI: No way! Da Garn, don't fight him! Let him take us back to Planet Ohboss!

DAGARN: Yes, sir!

SEVEN: Da Garn! I'll save you!

SEVEN: Blast it...

[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: We're finally breaking into the enemy base! Ohboss is somewhere inside this huge planet. But dad's being a huge flake as usual! These peace talks are never gonna work! Hey! Where's this gross laughter coming from!? Are you saying... THIS is Ohboss!?

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

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Translation: Densetsu no Yuusha Da Garn, episode 40

Here's a Butcho-centric episode, and a happy one at that. One thing I love about the villains in this show is that we get just enough sense of their backstory to know where they're coming from, without wallowing in it like it's a substitute for real characterization.

This is basically the end of the little Midorigahama detour. After this, the show kicks into overdrive right until the end. Some truly amazing stuff awaits us, so stay tuned!

[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!

SEIJI: It turns out Ohboss was really after the Power of Legend hidden here on Earth! No one knows what that power is, exactly. Our only clue is something about 'make our feelings as one with the planet'. That legend was passed down on Yanchar's home planet, but what exactly does it mean?

SEIJI: What's more, everyone in town is moving away because of the danger here! In all the chaos, Butcho abducted Hikaru and Hotaru! Come on! Just where do you think you're going!?

0:02:12
TITLE: Reunion in the Jungle

CYAN: The Cave of Light...

CYAN: This is the second, then.

HIKARU: What do you think you're doing!? Why do I have to come with you!? Take me home!

BUTCHO: You are so annoying! Just calm down! One way or another, we're in this together!

HIKARU: In this together?! You demon! You kidnapper!

BUTCHO: Lemme alone!

SEIJI: Oh no. Hikaru, stop making him mad!

BIG: What do I do, boss?

SEIJI: How should I know? Hotaru said we should just let her go quietly...

BUTCHO: Don't you know what happens when you get me angry!?

HOTARU: Stop it. Kosaka, please endure it. I think it's best that you come with us.

HOTARU: There's something you need to know.

HIKARU: Something I need to know?

BUTCHO: Something t' do with me?

HOTARU: You'll see soon enough.

SEIJI: What is it that Hikaru needs to know?

DAGARN: She has a sharp intuition. There may be something waiting at our destination.

YANCHAR: Are you sure it's okay to just follow along like this?

YANCHAR: No matter how good her intuition, this is Butcho we're talkin' about here.

SEVEN: Your Highness. Hotaru has insisted that she's fine. I humbly suggest that you stop worrying.

YANCHAR: What, you too?

SEIJI: Yanchar, it's fine! If anything does happen, we can run right in and help!

0:04:13
MAN: What're these things?

MAN: Hey, they're up!

MAN: Hey! Did you stow away!?

MAN: Get back here!

BUTCHO: How'd we end up here?

BUTCHO: I remember we swam t' safety on that cargo ship.

BUTCHO: But then we hid away and got so tired, we ended up sleeping th' whole way.

BUTCHO: But, y'know... this place looks kinda familiar...

BUTCHO: That's th' place!

0:05:16
BUTCHO: That's it! Our Planet Energy Reservoir probe's still here! This is great!

BUTCHO: There it is!

BUTCHO: It's getting a reaction!

BUTCHO: Wh-What's all this!?

BUTCHO: What are you doing!?

MAN: Do not defile the light of the gods, infidels!

BUTCHO: The light of the gods!? That thing?

MAN: Take this!

BUTCHO: Hey! You think you can hurt me with something like that?

BUTCHO: Fools! You'll pay for toying with the great Butcho!

BUTCHO: Look at that! It's detecting a Reservoir!

BUTCHO: What's with you guys?

0:06:30
MAN: Based on our investigation of similar-looking points, the most likely target is this point, close to Ayers Rock.

MEN: Ayers Rock?

MAN: However, the investigation in Africa was just recently completed, so there are still holes in our analysis. Because of this, we can't be 100% sure.

MAN: You have confirmation that Planet α is a man-made object?

MAN: Beyond the shadow of a doubt. At present, Planet α is stopped near Pluto's orbit. We're investigating as to whether it's linked to Ohboss or not.

TAKASUGI: Commander.

COMMANDER: Yes?

TAKASUGI: It is clear that Ohboss is incredibly powerful. We currently have very little data on them. I recommend that we attempt to cooperate with Da Garn once more.

0:07:40
VIOLETCHE: Aren't you lucky? Lord Ohboss is giving you a direct power-up.

VIOLETCHE: Still as cold and rigid as always, I see.

REDLONE: Are you jealous?

VIOLETCHE: Now, now. You shouldn't let it go to your head. He just needs someone handling the grunt work, as long as Da Garn is still here. I've always been the brains of Ohboss's operation. Well, good luck to you.

VIOLETCHE: What is going on? I understand that force is needed right now, but why hasn't Lord Ohboss called on me at all?

0:08:36
HIKARU: I'm tired of this! My back hurts, do something about all the shaking!

BIG: Sorry, lady! I'm just a truck! I wasn't built for comfort!

HIKARU: You're still a Brave Fighter!

BIG: That's not fair!

HIKARU: I wanna take a shower!

BUTCHO: What a pain in the luggage!

BIG: No kidding.

HIKARU: What was that!?

BUTCHO: N-Nothing! But look, Hikaru. I can't do much about it m'self.

HIKARU: You're really hanging in there, Sakurakouji.

HOTARU: No, I'm not fine at all. But I have to bear it for now.

BUTCHO: That's right! Even if th' going gets tough, y' gotta keep cool!

HIKARU: Could you stop a minute?

BUTCHO: What is it?

HIKARU: JUST STOP THE TRUCK ALREADY!

BIG: Whatever you say, lady...

BUTCHO: What a pain in the neck that girl is.

BIG: Yeah, you're actually easier to deal with.

BUTCHO: 'course I am! I'm a gentleman!

SEIJI: What's going on down there?

BIG: Hikaru's having a nature call. Like you did before, right boss?

SEIJI: Oh, she's using the bathroom?

0:09:51
BIG: If you're a gentleman, then I'm a prince.

BUTCHO: You gotta be kidding. You bumpkin truck.

BIG: You're the biggest bumpkin in the universe!

BUTCHO: How dare ya! I come from a long an' noble line! Anyway, why do I gotta talk t'you about my family?

BIG: Oh, please. You're saying you're really a rich kid?

BUTCHO: Shaddup! I'm not telling you any more. But she's sure taking a long time.

BIG: Now that you mention it...

HOTARU: Hikaru's gone far away...

BIG: What?

BUTCHO: You mean she went a long way to pee?

HOTARU: No. Someone took her.

BUTCHO: She got kidnapped!? That's great! She's outta our hair, then! Let's get going!

BIG: What are you talking about!? You're gonna leave one of your own behind!?

BUTCHO: But she's such a pain in the neck!

BUTCHO: Oh, Hotaru! Wait for me!

SEIJI: What did you say? Hikaru disappeared?

BUTCHO: Where are they going!?

SEIJI: Ringmaster! Is Hikaru really gone?

BUTCHO: Yes, and now Hotaru's gone, too.

SEIJI: What!?

YANCHAR: It's your fault!

BUTCHO: I can't breathe!

BIG: Wait! It's not his fault.

BUTCHO: That's right! It's his fault! It's 'cause that blockhead distracted me!

BIG: Blockhead!?

YANCHAR: It's because you're a bad commander that your troops aren't on the ball!

SEIJI: What was that!? This is no time to be arguing about commander duties! We need to focus on finding the girls!

YANCHAR: You're not mad?

SEIJI: Of course I'm not! I'm a commander! Da Garn! Search the skies!

DAGARN: Yes, sir!

SEIJI: Seven Changer, you too!

YANCHAR: Seven Changer won't follow anyone's orders but mine!

SEIJI: Then give him the order already!

YANCHAR: Seven Changer! You search the skies, too!

SEVEN: I will!

SEIJI: Let's get searching, too!

[Eyecatch]

BUTCHO: So I'm the messenger of the gods! This is it! This is the world I've been looking for!

BUTCHO: There you go, cute li'l guy. Hmm?

BUTCHO: C'mon over! Eat as much as you like!

BUTCHO: Geraldine dear!

HIKARU: Hey! A bunch of Butchos!

HIKARU: What are you doing!?

MAN: You are tribute!

HIKARU: Tribute!? You've gotta be kidding!

HOTARU: This is the natural order of things. There is no resisting it.

HIKARU: The natural order?

BUTCHO: It's been such a long time!

HOTARU: I was looking for you.

BUTCHO: For me? Why?

HIKARU: Wait a minute, here! Sakurakouji, let's bargain with them!

HIKARU: If you want us to tell you, you have to let us go!

BUTCHO: What!?

0:13:53
REDLONE: I heard you had instructions for me. What shall I do?

CYAN: Compare their power to that of the improved Red Geist.

BUTCHO: My people! Another messenger of the gods approaches! Put th' festival on hold! Everyone go look for him!

HOTARU: Messenger of the gods?

BUTCHO: Yeah! Y'see? Everyone admires me here! This is my empire! I can make the empire I wanted right here!

BUTCHO: C'mon, don't look at me like that.

HIKARU: What's wrong, Sakurakouji? We're done here, so let's head back to the truck.

HOTARU: This is wrong.

BUTCHO: What's with you two?

HOTARU: That is who you truly are.

BUTCHO: I-- no, you're wrong! Y'got th' wrong idea about me!

0:15:05
SEIJI: Seen anything yet?

DAGARN: Nothing.

JUMBO: I don't see them either.

MACH: Not a trace.

SEIJI: Did you see them?

YANCHAR: If I had, I wouldn't look so depressed.

YANCHAR: Maybe they got eaten by a snake or something.

SEIJI: Don't say stuff like that!

BUTCHO: Someone save me! Help! I'm gonna fall!

SEIJI: What are you doing?

BUTCHO: Ain't it obvious!? My foot slipped!

YANCHAR: I like where this is going!

BUTCHO: Stop laughing and save me!

BUTCHO: Please bring me up safe!

BUTCHO: What's that? Stay away from me!

SEIJI: One of you, save him!

MACH: You sure about that?

TURBO: Not sure I'm up for it.

BUTCHO: Someone save me! No no no no no!

BIG: You okay?

BUTCHO: Oh, you! Thank you!

DRILL: What's this? You getting a soft spot for him?

BIG: No way, I hate this guy.

BUTCHO: Why so mean?

BUTCHO: What's that!?

0:16:41
HIKARU: Now you do this, and this, and this... and it's a bridge! And if you do this, then... look! It's a broom!

HIKARU: They're here to save us!

BUTCHO: Hey, there I am!

BUTCHO: Where were you!?

BUTCHO: They're devils! Destroy them!

BUTCHO: No, no! Don't hurt them, brothers! They saved me and brought me here!

BUTCHO: What did you say? What happened to you!?

BUTCHO: My dear brothers! Wait... why can't I make you understand me?

BUTCHO: That's what I'd like to know! We're supposed to be one in body and mind!

BUTCHO: That's it! You're no longer a part of my great self!

BUTCHO: Wait, that can't be! I'm still me! I'm still one of th' gang!

SEIJI: This sure is getting complicated.

BUTCHO: More importantly, Lord Ohboss has betrayed us and is trying t' kill us!

BUTCHO: Don't be stupid! We've discovered a Reservoir! If we return that information to Lord Ohboss, he'll forgive us for anything!

SEVEN: Highness.

YANCHAR: What?

DAGARN: The enemy is approaching.

SEIJI: What?

HOTARU: Run!

0:18:24
SEIJI: Protect the village!

YANCHAR: Seven Changer! Take him out!

SEVEN: Understood!

SEIJI: Sabers! Combine! Landers! Protect the villagers!

PEGASUS: Combine! Pegasus Saber!

BUTCHO: Redlone, it's me! I found a Reservoir!

BUTCHO: This is not th' time!

BUTCHO: What are you doing!? Let us go!

HIKARU: This way, quick!

SEIJI: Hikaru!

SEIJI: Are you okay, Hikaru?

HIKARU: Yes... but how do you know my name?

HIKARU: S-S-Seiji!

SEIJI: Oh crap!

HIKARU: It can't be...

SEIJI: I'll explain later! We gotta get out of here!

PEGASUS: He's so fast!

SEVEN: He's definitely stronger than before.

0:19:35
CYAN: Red Geist is superior, then. Hmm? A new energy reading...

SEIJI: We should be safe here.

HIKARU: Seiji, explain this! Why are you...

RINGMASTER: What was that? You're Seiji?

BUTCHO: What!?

YANCHAR: Hey! Look at that!

SEIJI: That's...

YANCHAR: It's a Reservoir probe!

HIKARU: Does that mean you're...

HIKARU: Yanchar!?

HIKARU: This is unbelievable!

BUTCHO: I'm so unlucky... just on the verge of realizing my empire, it all turns out like this...

HOTARU: You're not unlucky. Now you can honestly express your love for animals.

BUTCHO: Honestly?

RINGMASTER: That's right, brothers. We've been living like stray dogs.

BIG: I thought you were a rich kid.

RINGMASTER: Shut up! I WAS a rich kid! But...

BUTCHO: We were driven out. Because of this deformed body of ours!

BIG: Was that it?

RINGMASTER: C'mon, my brothers! Let's give up this obsession! There are humans who will be kind even to th' likes of us!

HIKARU: That's right! I think so, too!

SEIJI: That's right. Now that you know who I am, I can't let you off unless you join us, anyway.

0:21:20
RINGMASTER: Ah! We're one again!

RINGMASTER: We're back t' normal!

YANCHAR: Well how about that. You're on our side now?

RINGMASTER: As you like! We'll do just as you like!

DAGARN: It's him...

SEVEN: He's back again!

YANCHAR: He's...

CYAN: The third. There is no mistake. Redlone. Let us withdraw.

REDLONE: But I'm not finished yet!

CYAN: You've analyzed their capabilities. That was your directive.

DAGARN: They disappeared.

SEIJI: They found another Reservoir...

YANCHAR: Looks like it.

BUTCHO: Hotaru dear, I feel so strangely happy...

HIKARU: This is such an information overload!

SEIJI: The GDO Army...

[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: The GDO Army discovered a Reservoir in Australia! Now they want us to help them out again! But Butcho being there starts a huge mess! How can I trust them when they're pointing guns at us? Come on, enough of this! Don't you know Ohboss is coming?

SEIJI: Next time, on Brave Fighter of Legend Da Garn! Planet Ohboss Approaches! I'm the commander, here!
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Sunday, March 17, 2013

Translation: Densetsu no Yuusha Da Garn, episode 39

What I love about this episode is the total "Mad Mad Mad Mad World" feel it has. Everything starts out quiet and normal enough (with a city evacuation in light of all the monster attacks -- another detail that I love), and slowly, through no particular fault of any one person, descends into utter chaos. The physics of the partial-transforming robot shenanigans are particularly amazing.

[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!

SEIJI: It turns out Ohboss was really after the Power of Legend hidden here on Earth! No one knows what that power is, exactly. Our only clue is some words like 'make our feelings as one with the planet'. That legend was passed down on Yanchar's home planet, but what exactly does it mean? Just thinking about it gives me a headache!

SEIJI: Anyway, Redlone came out and challenged us to a duel. But then this huge saucer thing appeared and did all this stuff! Looks like it's do-or-die from here on out!

0:02:12
TITLE: Big Lander Abducted

PINKY: I must get Butcho back at once. If Da Garn's goons get to him first, he's sure to betray us!

TAKASUGI: The Global Defense Organization, in keeping with the Global Defense Treaty, has declared Midorigahama and its surrounding areas a special disaster zone. I'm afraid this puts the people of Midorigahama in an unfortunate position. Starting now, this region will be placed under GDO military control. Citizens will be asked to evacuate quickly under the directives of the army and public agencies.

HARUO: My long dream of owning a natural foods restaurant... for it to end with just 27 years left on my loan...

HIKARU: Mom, where are we going to stay?

TSUKUSHI: We'll stay with your grandmother in the country.

SEIJI: If I'd done a better job protecting people, this would never have happened...

TSUKUSHI: We won't be seeing you for a while either, Seiji.

SEIJI: How could this have happened!? Darn it!

HIKARU: Oh, well... you don't have to be that upset about it...

HIKARU: I'm a little sad we won't see each other for a while, but it's not like it's forever...

SEIJI: Idiot. I'm not mad about something dumb like that.

HIKARU: Dumb, huh?

SEIJI: I'm mad that we're all so powerless, we just have to run away like this.

HIKARU: I see!

HIKARU: Thank you for the meal!

SEIJI: Did I hurt her feelings or something?

TSUKUSHI: Hmm!

HARUO: I don't know!

0:04:34
GOJO: Let's get another platoon in here on traffic control! If you don't have any on hand, send an armored corps!

BUTCHO: What a fix. I finally make it t' land, and th' whole city's swarming with soldiers...

MISUZU: Seiji! Can you hear me? It's your mother!

SEIJI: Hey, mom. Did you find a moving truck?

MISUZU: The movers are already fully booked! Just take the barest essentials and go to stay with your father!

SEIJI: Huh? But what about our TV and all our videos and tapes?

MISUZU: I'll catch up with you once my work is done! Be a good boy and wait there! You hear me?

SEIJI: Feh. Be a good boy and wait, huh? What does she think I am, a kid?

SEIJI: Huh, wait a minute... a truck!

0:05:41
TSUKUSHI: What a big help! We couldn't find a car ourselves. We just didn't know what we'd do.

HARUO: It's impressive that you were able to secure a big truck like this.

SEIJI: Don't underestimate my influence in this world!

HIKARU: He's so full of himself. It's like he can't wait to move away! Hmph!

SEIJI: Hear me, Big Lander? No matter what happens, you gotta pretend to be a normal truck.

BIG: Oh sure, I'll try. Y'know, I'm a truck whether I pretend to be or not!

SEIJI: I get it, I get it! Anyway, I'm counting on you!

0:06:21
TSUKUSHI: Oh, it's Yanchar!

YANCHAR: You goin' somewhere?

HARUO: Thanks to those Ohboss aliens, we all have to leave our homes.

YANCHAR: Are you moving to another solar system?

TSUKUSHI: Oh Yanchar, you exaggerate so.

YANCHAR: It's not an exaggeration! Ohboss is coming and he's--

SEIJI: Idiot! They're not supposed to know that Ohboss is coming!

YANCHAR: Whoops.

HIKARU: Seiji! Stop slacking and start working!

SEIJI: Shut up! We're having a very important conversation right now!

YANCHAR: Seiji, is Hotaru leaving town, too?

SEIJI: I guess she is. It would be tough on us if we couldn't talk to her anymore.

HIKARU: You think leaving me is 'dumb' but leaving Sakurakouji is a big deal!?

SEIJI: Hotaru's a special case.

SEIJI: OW! What are you doing!?

HIKARU: I knew it! You're always going on secret dates with Sakurakouji! She's more important to you than I am, isn't she!

SEIJI: What are you even talking about?

HIKARU: Oh please, you're the worst liar ever!

YANCHAR: Yeah... maybe Hotaru's leaving too...

0:07:27
MAID: Prithee take thy leave.

NEMOTO: You don't understand. This place is dangerous! Aliens could attack at any time!

MAID: No matter what thou sayeth, the house of Sakurakouji shall remain ever in this town.

NEMOTO: Shall it, huh? Hey, can't you convince her?

HOTARU: It makes no difference.

HOTARU: No matter where we go, our fate will be the same.

0:08:10
HOTARU: Don't worry. We still have time.

RINGMASTER: About time!

RINGMASTER: In th' two weeks since Da Garn shot me down in th' south seas, I've been swimming and swimming until I finally reached town! Ever since Violetche split me up, it takes all eight of us t' be a full person! But I've been stuck all by m'self, separate from everyone... if the other seven were close by, I'd be able to sense 'em, but it seems like they're too far away.

RINGMASTER: I know you're friends with th' Pest! But you're the only person left I can ask! I swear I'll never bother you again, but I beg you, use that mysterious power of yours t' locate my other seven parts!

YANCHAR: I came all this way 'cause I thought she was moving, but she's not going anywhere.

YANCHAR: I know that smell!

0:09:41
BUTCHO: Please! Please! I beg you!

YANCHAR: Butcho!

YANCHAR: You jerk! You think you can mess around with Hotaru, huh!?

HOTARU: Wait! He's not...

YANCHAR: Don't worry! I'll protect you!

BUTCHO: What's going on!?

MAID: What goeth here!? Oh! Incorrigible demon creature!

YANCHAR: Get back!

GOJO: Please move your truck! You're blocking traffic!

SEIJI: Sorry! It'll just be a little longer!

GOJO: Well, well. If it isn't Colonel Takasugi's little boy.

SEIJI: Colonel Gojo...

GOJO: I see you have a lot of luggage there. Swift evacuation takes priority over ferrying useless junk, you know.

SEIJI: What kind of thing is that to say!?

HIKARU: Seiji!

SEIJI: We're not moving because we want to! We're doing our best because you're forcing us to! Why don't you get that!?

HIKARU: Hey, Seiji!

SEIJI: Lemme 'lone! What is it?

HIKARU: Please, let it go. We don't want him to get angry with us.

SEIJI: Back off! You could learn a thing from Hotaru about being quiet, you know!

HIKARU: I don't want your advice! I hate you forever!

SEIJI: You idiot! Hey, that's my stuff!

HIKARU: Get lost!

0:11:10
SEIJI: Butcho!?

BUTCHO: Oh no!

YANCHAR: Get back here!

SEIJI: Yanchar!

YANCHAR: You idiot! Why didn't you grab him!?

GOJO: Butcho! I've got you now!

MAID: Stay thy hand! Thou shalt not fire upon my lady!

GOJO: Follow them! Let headquarters know!

YANCHAR: Darn it!

MAID: My Lady!

NEMOTO: Hey Seiji, what's all the fuss?

SEIJI: It's an emergency! Mr. Nemoto, we gotta follow them!

TSUKUSHI: Ah? Papa, where's the truck?

HARUO: I don't know.

[Eyecatch]

GOJO: Blast you!

BUTCHO: How did things end up like this? I just wanted t' get back t' my buddies.

HOTARU: That way. It's that way.

BUTCHO: That way? My buddies, y' mean?

BUTCHO: I knew you were a good person, m'dear...

HOTARU: Who's driving this thing? Dad?

BUTCHO: What are YOU doing here!?

HIKARU: Ah, Ringmaster! When did you get so small!?

HIKARU: I get it! You're trying to kidnap her again!

SEIJI: Hikaru! Hotaru! I'm coming to save you!

NEMOTO: Seiji! Don't do anything crazy!

HIKARU: Seiji!

BUTCHO: I don't think so!

HIKARU: Get off him!

0:13:31
NEMOTO: Seiji! Huh?

HIKARU: Seiji!

HIKARU: You're no help at all!

SOLDIER: It's moving west from area G-3!

NEMOTO: They're gone...

SEIJI: Let's go, Da Garn!

DAGARN: Yes sir!

NEMOTO: Seiji! I'll arrest you for driving without a license!

0:13:55
PITCHER: Here we go! Huh?

CATCHER: What was that?

HIKARU: I hate this! Let me out of here already!

BUTCHO: If you want out, th' door's right there!

BIG: Geez, what a mess. What do I do, boss? I could run an electric shock through the cabin and take that dummy out.

SEIJI: If you do that, Hikaru and Hotaru will get shocked, too! Their safety is our first priority! Get it?

YANCHAR: Quit acting so big! If you hadn't given him that dumb order to act like a truck, this never would have happened!

SEIJI: You... you heard that?

YANCHAR: Dummy.

SEIJI: Well if you were with Hotaru the whole time, how'd she get captured, huh!?

YANCHAR: What!?

HOTARU: It's alright.

SEIJI: Huh?

HOTARU: Things are fine the way they are.

HIKARU: Sakurakouji...

SEIJI: Big Lander. I didn't think she could hear us.

BIG: She shouldn't be able to...

BUTCHO: Who are you talking to, m'dear?

HOTARU: We are just fine. Just keep driving.

HIKARU: Wait a minute, I do NOT want to be stuck in this truck with this little worm!

BUTCHO: That's going a little far. I ain't hurtcha.

BIG: That's what she said. What do I do, boss?

SEIJI: You heard Hotaru. Let's do what she says for a while.

0:15:35
HIKARU: Da Garn's gonna wipe the floor with you when he finds you!

BUTCHO: You think Da Garn's gonna come!?

HIKARU: Of course he is! Da Garn always saves me when I'm in trouble!

HIKARU: He's always done it before. I know he'll come to save me now.

HIKARU: That's right... Da Garn's commander is a much cooler than Seiji.

BUTCHO: In other words, I can take you with me, and make you bait for Da Garn!

HIKARU: Um...

BUTCHO: That's a nice bonus. I sure hope he comes, then!

HIKARU: What!?

HOTARU: Oh no!

HIKARU: What's that!?

BUTCHO: My Lady! You came to save me!

BUTCHO: My Lady! I'm right here!

PINKY: I knew Butcho would end up back in this town.

GOJO: It's an Ohboss robot! Commence attack!

PINKY: Stay out of my way!

GOJO: How dare you!

BUTCHO: My Lady! I love you!

BIG: I don't think so!

PINKY: Butcho! Why are you running away!?

BUTCHO: What's wrong with this thing!? It's not doing what I tell it!

BIG: I'm not doing what that idiot says anymore!

PINKY: Butcho! Stop squirming around!

DAGARN: Combine! Da Garn X!

HIKARU: It's Da Garn! I told you he'd come for me!

PINKY: Da Garn!

SEVEN: This ends here!

DAGARN: Keep your hands off that truck!

PINKY: What did you say!? Butcho... you've turned on us?

BUTCHO: I haven't! The truck's driving itself!

PINKY: Don't lie to me! Death to traitors!

HIKARU: This is your fault! Do something already!

BUTCHO: I wish I could! But I don't think she's gonna listen t' me now!

SEIJI: Big Lander! The town's gonna get wrecked if we stay here! Head for the ocean!

BIG: Yes, sir!

SEIJI: Gaon! Support him!

GAON: I go!

0:18:49
DAGARN: Earth Vulcan!

PINKY: You won't get away from me, Butcho!

BIG: Oh no!

HIKARU: What's with this truck?

BUTCHO: That's it! I knew something was strange, here. This is one of Da Garn's robots!

HIKARU: Da Garn's?

BUTCHO: Confess, or I snap this girl's neck!

BIG: Don't!

BIG: You got it right, I'm Big Lander! Now lay off the girl!

HIKARU: This is Big Lander?

BUTCHO: I've found one... at long, long last! After all I've been through...

BUTCHO: Oh no! There's no time for that! Hey, Big Lander! From now on you do as I say!

BIG: I don't think so! Bad enough having you in there, no way am I following your orders!

BUTCHO: Then you don't mind me hurting the girl?

HIKARU: Let go of me!

BUTCHO: Shut up! You should be like the other girl and learn to be quiet!

HIKARU: What did you say!? I've heard just about enough of that today!

BIG: What am I supposed to do, girl!? I've been ordered to do what you say!

HOTARU: Please, do as he says.

HIKARU: Sakurakouji?

BIG: Are you sure?

HOTARU: Keep going straight.

BIG: Wait, going straight means...

PINKY: Stop! Butcho!

SEIJI: Now's our chance! Combine!

0:21:00
PINKY: I don't think so!

DAGARN: Combine! Great Da Garn GX!

PINKY: Oh no!

DAGARN: GX Buster Vulcan!

PINKY: Out of my way!

0:22:18
BUTCHO: You can't be serious! I thought you were one of Da Garn's robots! Y' can't even fly or anything!?

BIG: You idiot! You know trucks can't fly!

HIKARU: You idiot! Just where are you taking us!?

BUTCHO: I dunno either 'til we get there!

HIKARU: What are you talking about!? You're the one who abducted Sakurakouji! And you got me wrapped up in it, too... you have to take responsibility! RESPONSIBILITY!

[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: Stupid Butcho! Just where is he taking those girls!? Hotaru said it would be okay, but if anything happens to them, he's gonna pay! Hey! We found the other Butchos! What's that? You found a Reservoir? No way!

SEIJI: Next time, on Brave Fighter of Legend Da Garn! Reunion in the Jungle! I'm the commander, here!
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Translation: Densetsu no Yuusha Da Garn, Episode 38

This episode of Da Garn gives us a 12-year-old boy in a power suit fighting a jetpack-powered cyborg. 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!

SEIJI: Da Garn and the others totally blew up Violetche's carrier! It also turns out that Yanchar is a chosen commander, like me, but his planet was destroyed by Ohboss, who was looking for the Power of Legend. No one knows what the Power of Legend is, exactly. Our only clue is a legend that was passed down on Yanchar's home planet.

SEIJI: 'Those who share your planet's fate. Make your feelings as one with the planet.' What's it all supposed to mean!?

0:02:12
TITLE: Showdown with Red Geist

CYAN: Violetche. Lord Ohboss is enraged.

VIOLETCHE: Forgive me, please!

CYAN: You were defeated in battle, despite being one of his top commanders. You have lost track of Butcho and Redlone. You have only located one Reservoir...

VIOLETCHE: Forgive me!

PINKY: Forgive us!

MAN: Satellite radar has picked up an unidentified object on the outer limits of the solar system.

GENERAL: It's not an asteroid?

MAN: The readings aren't consistent with an asteroid, sir.

GENERAL: What's its course?

MAN: It's heading straight for Earth.

GENERAL: Straight for Earth!?

MAN: Estimating its current course, it should reach the Earth within sixty days.

GENERAL: Understood. Remain on full alert and continue observation!

MAN: Yes sir!

0:04:13
REDLONE: Stop. We do not need to assure them of our safety. I wish to remain missing in action.

REDLONE: We do not need to contact Lord Ohboss.

REDLONE: There is something I must do. I must finish Da Garn.

0:04:44
SEIJI: They're late. What are Hotaru and Yanchar up to? It's way past the time we agreed to meet...

NEMOTO: Hey, Seiji! Studying here at the library today?

SEIJI: Oh, just... just researching something!

NEMOTO: Just don't overload your brain!

SEIJI: I don't need your advice. Is it okay for you to be hanging around outside your police box?

NEMOTO: I'm out on public business. Haven't you heard? Lots of people are packing up and moving out of Midorigahama.

NEMOTO: After all the enemy robot attacks in the town, you know?

NEMOTO: They don't feel safe, so they're all running away.

NEMOTO: That's why they assigned me to handle the local registry! I gotta ride around to fill it out! Get it? I'm not just fooling around out here! I sure hope it doesn't become a ghost town, though...

SEIJI: If only I'd had more power...

0:05:54
SEIJI: You're late! If we were in school I'd make you stand out in the hallway!

HOTARU: I'm sorry. Where is Yanchar?

SEIJI: Like I'd know. C'mon, let's get inside.

SEIJI: 'The Secrets of the Universe' 'The Birth of the Milky Way.' 'Beyond The Solar System.' These might have some clues about Ohboss!

SEIJI: 'How the Earth Was Made'... that's great! That might have some clues about the Power of Legend!

SEIJI: Hey, this is right on! "Famous Detective Akechi Daigoro and the Man With 23 Faces." It could teach us some things about solving mysteries! And then... "Love Horoscopes!" Because if you can't figure something out, you can always ask the stars!

SEIJI: What's with you?

HOTARU: No, nothing.

SEIJI: I'm back! Come on in.

MISUZU: Welcome home!

SEIJI: Hey mom, you're still here? Come on in!

HOTARU: Thank you.

MISUZU: They sent everyone home for the day, so I have a little time to myself.

MISUZU: Oh, what a cute little visitor!

SEIJI: This is Sakurakouji Hotaru, from school.

HOTARU: Hello.

MISUZU: Make yourself at home. What are those books for?

SEIJI: We thought we'd do a little reading on outer space. For fun.

MISUZU: I see. Well, good luck.

SEIJI: But I never see you cook for yourself, mom.

MISUZU: I can cook for myself, at least. I'm sorry, Seiji dear, but our guest is upstairs. Would you wake him up?

SEIJI: Huh? We have a guest?

0:07:47
SEIJI: What the...

SEIJI: Yanchar...

YANCHAR: Ow!

SEIJI: YANCHAR!!

YANCHAR: What are you doing!? Let me go!

SEIJI: You jerk! You missed your meeting with us so you could take a nap in my mom's bed!?

YANCHAR: You're choking me! Your mom told me to take a nap up here!

SEIJI: I don't care! Even if mom lets you, I NEVER will!

YANCHAR: I'll show you!

MISUZU: Wait, you two! Just what do you think you're doing!?

MISUZU: Seiji!

MISUZU: Are you okay? Did he hurt you? I'm so sorry, dear.

SEIJI: CUT THAT OUT!

MISUZU: Seiji, Yanchar is MY guest here. Stop teasing him and be nice.

YANCHAR: Hear that, Seiji?

SEIJI: What?!

MISUZU: Now, let's go downstairs. I've made you a late breakfast.

SEIJI: Why that little...

0:09:24
SEIJI: This is great! You're an amazing cook, Seiji's mom!

MISUZU: Oh Yanchar! Is it really that good?

YANCHAR: Yeah! I've never had a breakfast this good before!

MISUZU: Really? No one's ever complimented my cooking before! You can eat just as much as you like!

YANCHAR: This is great!

SEIJI: What a suck-up. Mom's cooking isn't even that good.

HOTARU: Takasugi?

SEIJI: Throughout the Milky Way there are two hundred billion stars similar to our own sun.

MISUZU: You don't have to rush. Here, eat this, too. Ah!

SEIJI: Two hundred billion, it says! Wow, I bet this might help us figure out what Ohboss really is!

MISUZU: Now, go speak to your friends. If you missed an appointment with them, you need to apologize.

YANCHAR: I guess I do.

MISUZU: Seiji, try to get along now.

SEIJI: Fine.

YANCHAR: Hey, sorry about before. So, you get lotsa boring books?

SEIJI: If you don't like it, go home!

YANCHAR: You sure about that? I figured you'd need someone smart to help out.

SEIJI: Oh, please. Can you even read?

YANCHAR: I've got a different kind of smarts from you! Because my head's not full of useless crap.

SEIJI: What was that!? Big words from a guy who couldn't protect his own world! You can shut your big mouth!

YANCHAR: What was that!?

SEIJI: You wanna fight, you punk!?

SEIJI: And STAY out!

MISUZU: Seiji! What did you say to him? Wait, Yanchar!

MISUZU: Yanchar! Yanchar...

HIKARU: Good morning!

MISUZU: Hikaru dear, have you seen Yanchar?

HIKARU: What? Was he here?

MISUZU: Yes, he was... I don't know where he's gone.

HIKARU: Sakurakouji is here, too?

HOTARU: Takasugi. Go look for him.

SEIJI: Me? No way.

HOTARU: Yanchar is in danger.

SEIJI: Huh?

SEIJI: Wait a minute! Hotaru!

[Eyecatch]

YANCHAR: Stupid Seiji... it's not like I abandoned my planet on purpose...

REDLONE: This is Redlone. Do you read me, Seven Changer? This is the frequency you used to get in touch with us, so I'm certain that you hear me.

SEVEN: Redlone... what does he want with me?

REDLONE: Lead Da Garn to the cliff to the southwest of Midorigahama. I want to settle this, man to man. If you do as I ask, I will tell you a way to revive your own planet.

SEVEN: What? I kept my past a secret... how does he know about it?

REDLONE: If you want to know, then bring Da Garn to me. I know that you'll find a way.

SEVEN: Welcome back.

YANCHAR: Hey. You didn't go back? How are things here?

SEVEN: I just received a transmission from Redlone.

YANCHAR: From Redlone?

SEVEN: He asked me to lead Da Garn to him. He said that if I did, he would tell me a way to revive our planet.

YANCHAR: What!?

YANCHAR: That's an order! Hurry, Seven Changer! We don't need to get that Da Garn jerk involved in this! If Redlone's telling the truth, we're gonna get that secret from him, and bring our planet back!

SEVEN: Be careful, Your Highness. This could be a trap.

YANCHAR: If it is, we'll just break out of it! And if that secret's true we'll take it from him! But I never want to hear another word out of Seiji's stupid jerk mouth!

0:14:07
MISUZU: Yanchar!

HIKARU: What are those two doing?

SEVEN: Where are you, Redlone? Come out, Redlone!

REDLONE: Seven Changer! Where is Da Garn?

SEVEN: Da Garn isn't coming. I've come in his stead. You said that you knew a way to revive my home planet. Tell me what it is.

REDLONE: You broke our arrangement. I don't have to tell you anything.

SEVEN: Then I'll force the answer out of you!

REDLONE: You are free to try. You'll see how your power fares against my Red Geist.

0:15:17
SEIJI: That idiot. Could he have gone in here?

SEIJI: Red Geist and Seven Changer!

SEIJI: Da Garn! Move out! Red Geist is out! We need you here on the double!

DAGARN: Yes, sir!

NEMOTO: Hey, wait!

0:16:13
SEVEN: Your Highness... are you alright?

YANCHAR: Ugh... how do we get outta this one!?

REDLONE: Seven Changer... you truly are a fool. You'll make me a fine hostage.

SEIJI: It's Seven Changer! Hurry, Da Garn!

SEIJI: Da Garn! Gaon! Time to combine!

0:17:04
REDLONE: So, there you are.

DAGARN: Combine! Great Da Garn GX!

REDLONE: I've been waiting for this. Da Garn, my long-nurtured grudge will finally know relief!

DAGARN: Is it a fight with me you wanted? Then release Seven Changer!

REDLONE: No. This is a one-on-one battle. I'm keeping a hostage to make sure you don't call your friends. If you do, I will kill him!

REDLONE: I'll have to finish things with him, too.

REDLONE: I'll be leaving this battle to you. I've programmed your artificial intelligence with my own battle patterns. Follow the directives I've provided.

SEIJI: Darn. I've gotta figure out how to save Yanchar's stupid butt...

SEIJI: Redlone!

REDLONE: I'll finish things with you at last!

REDLONE: You'll never escape me!

REDLONE: If you call for your allies, I will kill Seven Changer.

YANCHAR: We gotta do something, Seven Changer! He's gonna kill that idiot! Why's he have to poke his nose into everything!?

SEVEN: I know... I know that, but...

0:20:15
YANCHAR: Seven Changer! Hurry, now's our chance!

REDLONE: What!?

YANCHAR: Take this! Now we're even!

YANCHAR: Seiji, call your allies and let's beat this guy!

SEIJI: Right!

SEIJI: Sabers! Landers! We gotta beat Red Geist! Come here, quick!

REDLONE: How dare you foil my plans! Red Geist!

REDLONE: I'll slaughter anyone who gets in my way!

REDLONE: You can't run from me...

PEGASUS: That's enough, Redlone!

BISON: Prepare to die!

DAGARN: There's nowhere left for you to run!

PEGASUS: Did we get him?

0:21:34
SEIJI: The town!

REDLONE: Da Garn! Do not underestimate the power of Red Geist. It was created especially to do battle with you!

DAGARN: Stay on your guard.

SEVEN: What is it?

REDLONE: Cyan! Curses. At the worst possible time...

BISON: He disappeared!

SEVEN: It's him again... Ohboss's right hand.

DAGARN: Are they preparing to begin their assault on Earth?

[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: My town's been declared a disaster zone! The townspeople have been told to evacuate in case of another Ohboss attack! It's pathetic that I just gotta run like this! What's that!? The Ringmaster's running off with Hotaru!? Get back here! You're not getting away from me!

SEIJI: Next time, on Brave Fighter of Legend Da Garn! 'Big Lander Abducted'. I'm the commander, here!

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Translation: Densetsu no Yuusha Da Garn, Episode 37

I'm about to embark on some insane work of insanity, which means it's time to try to get the last of these scripts up. One final push!

I guess you would say this is an average Da Garn episode. Average in that it contains hilarious and painfully realistic interplay between its two young male leads, some great battle choreography, stirrings of depth among the villains, and the heroes being ridiculously proactive.

You know, just another day with Da Garn.

[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!

SEIJI: It turns out that Yanchar is a chosen commander, just like me! But his planet was destroyed by Ohboss, who was looking for the Power of Legend. No one knows what the Power of Legend is, exactly. Our only clue is a legend that was passed down on Yanchar's home planet.

SEIJI: 'Those who share your planet's fate. Make your feelings as one with the planet'... but what's it all supposed to mean!?

0:02:12
TITLE: This is Our Planet

SEIJI: That's...

YANCHAR: It's Butcho!

BUTCHO: I knew it. I knew it! I knew those junk robots couldn't have gone far!

BUTCHO: There they are! Okay! This time, the great Butcho will have his revenge!

YANCHAR: Wait, I forgot something!

SEIJI: Idiot! Take care of that later!

YANCHAR: Shut up! What am I gonna do without my clothes!?

SEIJI: Just buy some new ones!

YANCHAR: Show some respect! Those clothes are the sign of the noble bloodline of--

SEIJI: Fine, whatever! Just do it, quick!

BUTCHO: Who's that guy?

SEIJI: Hey! If you're gonna get clothes, you could get mine, too!

DAGARN: Seiji!

SEIJI: Thanks, Da Garn!

SEVEN: Your Highness! Inside, quickly.

BUTCHO: Seven Changer had a little brat riding around inside him!?

SEIJI: Ugh, my clothes... c'mon, Da Garn!

DAGARN: Yes, sir!

SEIJI: Hey Yanchar! My clothes are in the ocean now, thanks to you!

YANCHAR: Like I care! No more reason to hold back, Seven Changer! Destroy that thing!

SEVEN: Yes, Your Highness!

0:04:22
SEIJI: What a selfish brat. Land Bison, go pick up my clothes.

BISON: Got it!

SEIJI: Oh no! Hotaru's still down there!

BUTCHO: I'm just getting started!

PEGASUS: What!?

SEIJI: Da Garn! Save Hotaru!

SEIJI: What?

PEGASUS: Oh no!

SEIJI: Forget Hotaru for now! Da Garn! Help Pegasus Saber!

DAGARN: Oh no!

YANCHAR: You idiot, what are you doing!?

YANCHAR: I can't attack with them trapped there!

BUTCHO: That worked better than I expected! Well? I don't need any help to take out you numbskulls! Just one blockhead left to go...

YANCHAR: We're in this mess because you guys got sloppy!

SEIJI: That's not important right now! Hotaru is still on the island!

YANCHAR: What!? And you were here whining about your clothes!? Who's the selfish one here?

SEIJI: Land Bison, protect Hotaru! Da Garn, Pegasus Saber, we have to get out of here somehow!

BISON: Got it!

BUTCHO: I'll get him, too!

BUTCHO: You won't get away! Huh?

BUTCHO: It's Geraldine!

BUTCHO: What's she doing here?

BISON: Take this!

HOTARU: Please stop!

BISON: Stop?

BUTCHO: Geraldine...

BUTCHO: Butcho! What are you doing!? You've got those blockhead robots in the palm of your hand!

HOTARU: Can't you hear it? They're crying.

BISON: Crying?

BISON: They're crying?

0:07:30
BUTCHO: I've done it!

SEIJI: Land Bison! They've got you, too?

BISON: Forgive me, commander! The girl distracted me!

SEIJI: Hotaru distracted you? What did she say?

BUTCHO: At last! At long last! I thought it was gone, but at last, I'll have my empire to...!

BUTCHO: Geraldine...

DAGARN: The animals were crying?

BISON: Yeah... they sounded really sad!

PEGASUS: I hear it too, actually...

SEVEN: As do I...

YANCHAR: It's not just the animals... it's the planet itself.

SEIJI: The planet?

0:08:52
SEIJI: It's crying?

DAGARN: Seiji!

SEIJI: What is it?

DAGARN: Butcho has made landfall!

SEIJI: What does that jerk think he's doing?

BUTCHO: It's been quite a while. I knew you were with the Pest.

HOTARU: Please, stop this.

BUTCHO: Huh?

HOTARU: You're lying to yourself.

BUTCHO: Lying? About what?

HOTARU: You are a person who treasures life.

BUTCHO: Treasures life? Me? What are you talking about? I'm a cruel and unfeeling person! The most unfeeling person in the universe! I tried to use you, remember?

HOTARU: No. You aren't that sort of person.

BUTCHO: Wait a minute, here. I'm...

HOTARU: You're not. If you were, then why did you come down here? Why haven't you captured me, too?

BUTCHO: Well, y'know...

SEIJI: Darn! I've gotta stop this.

SEIJI: Da Garn! Open the hatch.

DAGARN: What are you going to do?

SEIJI: I'm going down there.

DAGARN: It would be dangerous to jump from this height.

SEIJI: We're above the ocean. I should be okay. Open the hatch!

SEIJI: Yes, sir!

0:10:26
SEIJI: Woah, that's high...

YANCHAR: Is he...

BISON: Boss!

PEGASUS: Commander!

YANCHAR: He really did it! Seven Changer! I'm going too!

SEVEN: Highness! I cannot risk you making the jump.

YANCHAR: I can't let him steal the spotlight! I'm going after that thing.

BUTCHO: Why d'you do this to me? I don't know why I feel this way around ya.

HOTARU: I'm not trying to make you uncomfortable. It's your own loneliness that you're feeling.

BUTCHO: It's true, I am lonely... maybe that's it...

HOTARU: Attune your ears to the sound of the wind. Hear the sounds of life all around you. The voice of life, luminous and shining.

BUTCHO: The voice of life?

SEIJI: Hotaru!

[Eyecatch]

SEIJI: Hurt one and they all feel it! Now I got a plan!

BUTCHO: Let go! Let go or we'll hurt this girl!

SEIJI: Don't you dare!

HOTARU: Stop it. We are all a part of life, living in the same universe. There is nothing to be gained from this fight.

SEIJI: I understand what you're trying to say, but... this guy's gonna do something nasty if I just let him go.

HOTARU: No, he won't. Isn't that right?

BUTCHO: W-Well...

BUTCHO: What's that!?

0:13:14
SEIJI: Yanchar!

SEVEN: Highness!

YANCHAR: 'mfine...

BUTCHO: Oh no!

BUTCHO: Let go 'a him!

SEIJI: No way!

YANCHAR: I did it!

SEVEN: Your Highness...

YANCHAR: How's it work? Aw, who cares!

YANCHAR: Where's the manual release switch!?

0:14:43
SEIJI: Get back here!

SEIJI: I got you now!

BUTCHO: Oh no!

BUTCHO: If you don't want to be crushed, you better let him go!

BISON: This is for trapping us!

BUTCHO: Curse you!

SEIJI: Wait up!

SEIJI: Rats...

SEIJI: Da Garn!

SEIJI: Let's go, Hotaru.

SEVEN: Well done, Your Highness.

0:15:37
YANCHAR: Right! Let's blow that thing to pieces!

SEVEN: Consider it done!

BUTCHO: Wh-What!?

SEIJI: We did it!

YANCHAR: This way, Seiji!

SEIJI: Where are you going, Yanchar!?

YANCHAR: We got a score to settle with Violetche!

SEIJI: Okay!

BUTCHO: One, two, three, four, five, six, seven...

BUTCHO: Seven!? Oh no! We're missing one!

BUTCHO: Let's get on that ship!

0:17:08
VIOLETCHE: What did you say? That little toad went out on his own and got shot down?

PINKY: It looks like it.

VIOLETCHE: Can't expect more from a useless clod like that. With Seven Changer on their side, we'll need to a proper plan to take them out.

PINKY: Violetche!

VIOLETCHE: That's "Lord Violetche."

PINKY: Lord Violetche, look there!

VIOLETCHE: Oh my goodness!

SEIJI: Is that it? Hey, Hotaru, don't worry. We'll have you back home soon.

SEIJI: What wrong? Don't look at me like that! I get it, 'we are all a part of life.' But still...

DAGARN: Seiji, the enemy is here.

SEVEN: You handle this one. I'll take the carrier!

YANCHAR: We're coming for you, Violetche.

0:18:28
PINKY: They're here.

VIOLETCHE: The little shape-shifter has shown his true colors. Let's thank him for his trouble.

SEVEN: You think that's enough to take me down!?

VIOLETCHE: But there's no turning back from here.

YANCHAR: Ugh. Violetche's fighting dirty!

VIOLETCHE: Can't move forward, can't move back...

REDLONE: Fools! Two against one is a coward's game!

SEIJI: There's a lot of people living on Earth, too! We're doing this to protect them!

SEIJI: Keep going, Da Garn! We'll show them we're alive, and we're not backing down!

VIOLETCHE: Now, how about this?

YANCHAR: Seiji! I need you to back me up, here!

SEIJI: Yanchar!

SEIJI: Da Garn! Get around behind him! We're gonna take out Violetche's carrier!

BISON: Da Garn! Let's use the Triple Formation!

DAGARN: Right!

PINKY: Violetche!

VIOLETCHE: What is that!?

VIOLETCHE: It can't be!

PINKY: We have to get out of here!

REDLONE: You'll pay! I will have my revenge!

0:21:11
SEIJI: Hey, Violetche's getting away!

VIOLETCHE: It's him... help me!

PEGASUS: What was that?

SEVEN: Ohboss's right hand.

DAGARN: Right hand?

YANCHAR: So Ohboss has come.

SEIJI: What's that? You mean, Ohboss is nearby?

YANCHAR: Yes... this is the moment I've been waiting for!

HOTARU: It's beautiful!

SEIJI: It really is! It's great!

HOTARU: Those who share your planet's fate. Make your feelings as one with the planet. Make your wishes as one with the planet.

SEIJI: The Power of Legend, huh? Hey, Earth! You really got the Power of Legend down there!?

[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: We defeated Violetche, which means we're ready to face Ohboss! But there's one last thing to take care of! Redlone wants to settle the score! He's got Seven Changer in a trap! Wait for me, Yanchar! I'll save you, man!

SEIJI: Next time, on Brave Fighter of Legend Da Garn! Showdown With Red Geist! I'm not the only commander, here!

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