Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Translation: Densetsu no Yuusha Da Garn, Episode 46 (Final)

Without further ado, I present the final episode of Da Garn. This is two years or eight years in the making, depending on where you start counting -- I made an abortive attempt to translate the series in 2005 that petered off around episode 17, then started back from scratch in July of 2011. The first time was cut short due to a lack of skill on my part, while the second just got dragged out due to general life happenings. As any creator can attest, even projects that you love can end up set on the back burner when the deadline is "whenever I feel like it."

Even so, I hope you'll find it worth the wait. I know that I have.

[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: Ohboss has begun his final all-out attack on the Earth. He's hit the four Reservoirs at Africa, South America, Tibet, and Australia, and the land is starting to break apart! The Sabers and Landers have flown to each of those places trying to stop the fissuring. Da Garn and Seven Changer are all I've got left, and there's no way we're enough to stop Ohboss! But... I believe that if the hearts of the Earth and of all living beings unite, it will activate the Power of Legend! There's no way I'm gonna give up! Because... I believe in the future!

TITLE: To the Future of the Wind

MISUZU: To everyone watching this... it is your hearts that will save the Earth in its time of crisis. It is our hearts that will save this planet, our Earth! We must transcend borders and believe in the Earth! We must believe in the Power of Legend! Until now, we have lived only for ourselves. We have neglected the Earth that is our mother. Now, we must all unite our hearts. We must make our feelings as one, make our wishes as one!

MISUZU: I will say it one more time. '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 the legend.

DRILL: I'll seal this stupid thing if it costs me my life!

MACH: We can't let the Earth be torn in half!

HOTARU: The Genko Temple...

HIKARU: Sakurakouji!

BUTCHO: Where are you going!?

BUTCHO: This is th' temple you want, right?

HARUO: Wait a minute! That place is dangerous!

NEMOTO: What's going on, here!?

TSUKUSHI: I don't know!

YANCHAR: What are you doing, Seven Changer!?

SEVEN: Your Highness... it's too dangerous here. You need to evacuate.

YANCHAR: Stop wasting time talking and attack!

SEVEN: But...

SEVEN: Your Highness! Evacuate!

YANCHAR: What are you talkin' about!? You and I are--

SEVEN: My role is to protect Your Highness! I can't allow you to get dragged into this!

YANCHAR: Stop it! Hey! What are you doing!? Can't you hear my orders!?

HARUO: Who's that?

TSUKUSHI: My! Was there a boy in that robot?

YANCHAR: Seven Changer! Get back here!

SEVEN: Forgive me, my prince.

REDLONE: A pathetic attempt!

YANCHAR: Dammit!

HIKARU: Yanchar!

YANCHAR: What are you people doing!? This place is dangerous! There's a Reservoir right here!

BUTCHO: Hey! It's Da Garn!

SEIJI: Seven Changer's been...

REDLONE: So he's finally here. Which means I'm finished with you.


YANCHAR: Seven Changer!

SEVEN: Your Highness... don't worry. I am not... dead yet.

SEIJI: Da Garn! Give Seven Changer some of your energy!

DAGARN: Yes, sir.

REDLONE: Worry about your own life, first!

CYAN: You fool. Keep your hands off of him.

SEIJI: Da Garn! Are you okay?

DAGARN: Yes, I'm fine.

YANCHAR: Seiji! Look alive!

YANCHAR: Seiji! It turns out the last Reservoir is here. Seven Changer's in trouble, too... if you lose now, what's going to happen to the Earth... to the universe!?

HIKARU: Don't worry. Seiji won't lose!


NEMOTO: Seiji... are you saying Seiji is in Da Garn!?

HIKARU: Seiji! Right now, your mom is broadcasting the words of the legend to everyone in the whole world! That means the whole Earth is rooting for you and Da Garn!

SEIJI: Mom is? I see... okay, Da Garn! Let's not make their prayers be in vain!

DAGARN: Yes, sir!

CYAN: That's right... come at me, Da Garn. Lay the Power of Legend at the feet of Lord Ohboss...

DAGARN: Great Bomber!

CYAN: Redlone. I leave him to you. Do not kill him.

BUTCHO: Oh no! That's a Reservoir activator!

BUTCHO: This's bad!

YANCHAR: Darn it!

DAGARN: Oh no!

REDLONE: Fool... you're not going anywhere!

REDLONE: Allow my beloved Red Geist to show you just what a useless trash robot you are! It will be a lesson in aesthetics!

YANCHAR: Seiji! Seven Changer! How long are you gonna lie around!? Stand up! Stand up and help Da Garn! You gotta beat that guy! Get him back for what he did!

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

ALL: 'Make your wishes as one with the planet.'

CYAN: Now come to me, Power of Legend...

CYAN: What!?

BUTCHO: Watch me, Hotaru! I'mma stop this guy m'self!

HIKARU: Ringmaster!

BUTCHO: I'm still a man! I do what's gotta be done!

BUTCHO: Fire! Fire!

BUTCHO: It stopped! I did it!

CYAN: How dare you.

HIKARU: Ringmaster!!

REDLONE: It's over. Da Garn, it's time for your to die!

REDLONE: Silence! The Power of Legend didn't appear! Da Garn! Prepare yourself!

SEVEN: Wait! This planet... no, this universe... does not belong to you alone! You will pay for what you've done!!

YANCHAR: Seven Changer!

SEVEN: Da Garn... please, protect this world!

REDLONE: Why won't you die already!?

SEVEN: Seiji... take care of my prince...

SEIJI: Seven Changer!

REDLONE: You have still lost! I have won! I HAVE WON!



DAGARN: Seven Changer!

YANCHAR: No... it can't be! Seven Changer!

SEIJI: Da Garn, stop it! We have to destroy that device or everyone will die!

DAGARN: Yes sir!

CYAN: Fool! This is your last chance to bring forth the Power of Legend, or else you will die. You should be grateful I have not killed you yet.

SEIJI: Da Garn! Hang in there!

DAGARN: Seiji... I don't think I can...

SEIJI: Don't wuss out on me, Da Garn! I believe... I still believe!!

HIKARU: Save us... if there really is a Power of Legend out there... please save us!

TAKASUGI: I believe in the Earth, as well...

MISUZU: Please, Power of Legend... protect the Earth!

SEIJI: I hear it... Da Garn, do you hear that?

DAGARN: I do... the voices of people... the animals, the trees...

SEIJI: It's the Earth! The voices of all beings living on the Earth!

BIG: Hey... this energy...

MACH: It's calling us...

DRILL: It's filling us up!

TURBO: Our mother's voice...

SHUTTLE: A guiding voice!

YANCHAR: It's the golden light!

HOTARU: 'Let the golden light be gathered, that a new path shall open.'

CYAN: What!?

DAGARN: Seiji...

SEIJI: I hear you... it's time.

SEIJI: Da Garn... let's head for Planet Ohboss. Move out!

DAGARN: Yes, sir!

SEIJI: Ohboss! Get out here!

OHBOSS: Fool. You are already inside of me.

OHBOSS: Now, let us see how that power of yours tastes...

SEIJI: Ohboss! The Power of Legend isn't something you can obtain!

OHBOSS: How do you know?

SEIJI: This power... is the proof of the life of the Earth and all living things!

OHBOSS: Then kill me, if you can. To die in contact with the Power of Legend would be most satisfactory.

SEIJI: What did you say!?

OHBOSS: So this is how the Power of Legend feels...

OHBOSS: The Power of Legend is mine!

SEIJI: Da Garn! Keep going!

SEIJI: This power is the light that will open our future!

DAGARN: GX Buster!

SEIJI: Did we do it?

OHBOSS: Your future will be eternal silence! I will give you a future of darkness!

SEIJI: Yeah, right... I believe in tomorrow. Because tomorrow... is what we make of it!!

OHBOSS: Is this what will kill me?

PINKY: He did it, didn't he!

YANCHAR: He did it! That crazy Seiji guy won!

HIKARU: Really? Seiji really won?

BUTCHO: He sure did it! We really won!

HIKARU: Ringmaster!

BUTCHO: Looks like I'm the only one left.

HIKARU: No way!

YANCHAR: Father... mother... we finally did it!


HIKARU: Where's Seiji!?

HOTARU: There!

DAGARN: Seiji... Seiji...

DAGARN: Don't worry. I'm using the last of my energy to protect you. We will be going to sleep once more.

SEIJI: Then...

DAGARN: Yes. This is goodbye.

SEIJI: It can't be!

DAGARN: Our mission is at an end. All that remains is for you to forge your own path.

SEIJI: A new path...

DAGARN: That's right. My energy is about to run out, now. Seiji... farewell.

SEIJI: Da Garn!

DAGARN: I believe, as well... in the future you spoke of.

SEIJI: Goodbye... Da Garn!

SEIJI: The wind... the wind of my hometown... the wind of my hometown... where mom and dad... Hikaru and Hotaru and all my friends live...

SEIJI: They're here, and I'm here... now, and for all time... forever! Forever! FOREVER!

[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
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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Translation: Densetsu no Yuusha Da Garn, Episode 45

One episode to go! In the meantime, enjoy the awesome! What more is there to say?

[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 what Ohboss was really after was the Power of Legend hidden here on Earth! 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 about 'making our feelings as one with the planet.'

SEIJI: When my dad got kidnapped by Ohboss, a little bit of the Power of Legend did activate, but all it did was get me and Da Garn out of there! But there was some discord in the enemy camp... and with Violetche and Pinky's help, we were able to save my dad!

SEIJI: Ohboss is probably mad enough to launch a full-on attack now! But Earth belongs to us, and we won't let Ohboss have his way! We're gonna do everything we can to make the Power of Legend appear!

TITLE: The Earth's Darkest Hour

CYAN: Redlone. Ohboss is enraged. It is time to initiate our final plan. Are you aware of the plan?

REDLONE: I am, sir.

MISUZU: The words of the legend?

HOTARU: '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.'

BUTCHO: But that's talking about Yanchar's planet, isn't it? What's it got to do with Earth?

HOTARU: They're the same. Any life-bearing planet possesses that same Power of Legend.

HIKARU: Is it saying that the Power of Legend will come out if we all wish for it together?

HOTARU: Probably. But it's not just the people. All kinds of creatures exist on the Earth.

BUTCHO: Are you saying all th' plants and animals gotta wish for it, even though they can't speak?

MAID: The wishes of all beings in creation carry equal weight.

MISUZU: We need to get this news out to the whole world. I'm going back to the station.

SEIJI: That's the Earth, dad.

TAKASUGI: Seeing it like this, you realize what a truly beautiful planet it is.

TAKASUGI: Seiji. Have you ever wondered why the Earth chose you?

SEIJI: Why it chose me?

TAKASUGI: Yes. When I was prisoner there, I began thinking about the last line of the legend. About making a new path. Because you are young, you have a future.

SEIJI: A future?

TAKASUGI: You children are the ones who create the future. Perhaps the Earth entrusted you with its future because you are a child.

SEIJI: I've been thinking it might be something like that too, dad.

SEIJI: I believe in our future! And maybe that's the "power" the legend is talking about!

SEIJI: What is that?

DAGARN: Seiji, the Earth appears to be under attack.

SEIJI: What!?

YANCHAR: It's Cyan!

SEIJI: Everyone, split up and stave off the enemy attacks! I'm going to Australia! Yanchar, you hold Midorigahama!

YANCHAR: I got it!

GOJO: Fire! Fire! What are you doing!? Aren't you aiming?!

GOJO: You idiots! What are a bunch of civilians doing here!? Evacuate at once!

GOJO: It's them! Hey! Hold it! Wait!

MISUZU: Wait! Don't run away!

DIRECTOR: Miss Misuzu!

MISUZU: There's something I have to broadcast to the whole world!

DIRECTOR: To the whole world?

MISUZU: Everyone, get back in the studio!

HIKARU: That's right! This is important!

GOJO: And what's so important, exactly?

GOJO: I'd like to hear all about it.

REDLONE: What a tedious business.

REDLONE: I'm aware. Lord Ohboss believes that attacking the Earth's surface will cause some change to come over it. But it is still tedious.

REDLONE: What? Midorigahama?

REDLONE: That's right... Butcho's error in China, my error in that hot spring, and then in the Japan Trench... are you saying the Earth itself is confusing the data?

REDLONE: And the plae where Da Garn frequently appears is close by...

REDLONE: So that's the significance of Midorigahama.

REDLONE: Who is that!?

YANCHAR: Looks like we found something interesting. Keep up your guard.

SEVEN: Understood! I don't intend to lose!

REDLONE: I suppose I'll entertain myself with you while I look for the final Reservoir.

GOJO: You want to broadcast the words of the legend all over the world?

MISUZU: I am the wife of Colonel Takasugi of the Global Defense Organization! I can personally vouch for the veracity of this information! Everyone, get on standby!

GOJO: Wait a moment! Even if that data is from Da Garn's commander, I can't let you announce it! I need to take it back to GDO headquarters for analysis!

HIKARU: Are you still on that, you big fathead!?

HOTARU: We don't have any more time! We have to get those words out to all life on Earth!

BUTCHO: If we don't do it quick, th' Earth's gonna be destroyed!

HIKARU: It really will be destroyed! You've seen it! The Earth is under attack as we speak!

MAN: Colonel Gojo! The enemy robot has engaged the robot called Seven Changer, and is currently moving southwest!

HIKARU: It's Yanchar!

GOJO: Understood. I'll be there at once. I'll have to contact headquarters either way. In the meantime, if you know what's good for you, don't do anything foolish!

MISUZU: Forget him. Begin the preparations.

MEN: Yes, ma'am!

HOTARU: Midorigahama...

TSUKUSHI: My! Mr. Nemoto, your patrol car was Da Garn this whole time?

NEMOTO: Yeah! He even bowed to me! You shoulda seen it!

HARUO: So that means you're like Da Garn's owner, doesn't it?

NEMOTO: Now that you mention it, it does! I'm Da Garn's owner!

HARUO: What's that!?

REDLONE: Coming at me?

YANCHAR: What's wrong, Seven Changer!?

SEVEN: He's more powerful than I am.

REDLONE: Let's try it.

REDLONE: So there is a reaction.

REDLONE: I won't kill you too quickly... I intend to enjoy this.


TAKASUGI: They took the Australian headquarters out that easily...

SEIJI: Da Garn! Drive them off!

DAGARN: Yes, sir!

DAGARN: Great Blaster!

GENERAL: Colonel Takasugi! You're safe!

TAKASUGI: Supreme Commander. I'm reporting for duty.

GENERAL: Good work today, Colonel Takasugi. And commander, we thank you for safely rescuing the Colonel.

SEIJI: You are welcome! I just did what was necessary!

BISON: You little freaks!

BISON: That's... Cyan, ain't it? Where's he think he's goin'?


TAKASAGI: I see. They were praying at the base when Da Garn unleashed the Power of Legend on Planet Ohboss?

GENERAL: Not only at the base. At the same time, we received reports that plants and animals all over the Earth were acting as if they were praying to heaven.

SEIJI: 'Make your feelings as one with the planet'... of course. You think that's what released the Power of Legend?

GENERAL: Yes. Having analyzed those words and that phenomenon, we have reached that conclusion.

SEIJI: That means that the hearts of everyone on Earth need to be united. If we do that, maybe the Power of Legend will protect Earth! Then all we need to do is pray! I'll go and--

TAKASUGI: Wait a moment. It is not that simple.

TAKASUGI: Everyone's hearts must be united. If they aren't united, it won't work.

SEIJI: But last time...

GENERAL: Last time, it was only the prayers of those who knew you and Colonel Takasugi. It was not all of the people of Earth.

SEIJI: Then the other beings...

TAKASUGI: Plants and animals are more sensitive than humans. They sense threats to the Earth instinctively, as they do earthquakes. But humans are different. Even with the Earth itself in danger, many of them will think only of themselves.

GENERAL: Unfortunately, that is true for many of us adults. I think I understand why the Earth entrusted its power to children like you.

SEIJI: I was talking to dad about that earlier, actually.


SEIJI: I'm Colonel Takasugi's son, Seiji.

GENERAL: Colonel Takasugi...

TAKASUGI: My unworthy son. It was quite a surprise when I realized it, too.

SEIJI: What is it?

BIG: This is Big Lander! Bad news, boss! The enemy's re-opened the Reservoir in Africa!

SEIJI: What!?

BIG: I'm sorry, boss! I just couldn't stop that jerk Cyan!

JET: Big Lander! I'm here to help!

BIG: Jet Saber! Thanks!

SEIJI: Anyway, just do something to stop that fissure!

JET: Understood, Captain! Big Lander!

TAKASUGI: So Ohboss is revealing his trump card at last.

SEIJI: I've gotta go, dad.

JUMBO: Captain! There's a fissure opening around the Cave of Light in Tibet!

SEIJI: What? The Cave of Light?

JUMBO: It's growing larger!

DRILL: This is awful...

JUMBO: It looks like it was a Reservoir, too!

SEIJI: You've gotta seal it!

DRILL: Yes, boss!

JUMBO: Roger!

SEIJI: This is awful... those jerks are tapping all the Reservoirs one by one!

TAKASUGI: Seiji. That means the next point...

SEIJI: Shuttle Saber! Turbo Lander! Get to South America on the double! Protect the Reservoir!

SHUTTLE: Yes, sir!

TURBO: You got it!

SEIJI: Hawk Saber, Mach Lander, get to Ayers Rock in Australia! I'll join you soon!

HAWK: Yes, sir!

MACH: I'm on it!

GENERAL: Seiji. Didn't you say there were five Reservoirs?

SEIJI: Yeah... but I don't know where the fifth one is.

TAKASUGI: Does the enemy know?

SEIJI: I don't know that either. I didn't know about the one in the Cave of Light. Which means, maybe...


SEIJI: Dad! Don't you worry! I told you, I believe in the future!

TAKASUGI: I believe in it, too.

GENERAL: Until this moment, I took it for granted that the Earth was eternal, invincible. But now I feel that even the smallest rock is precious. We've been neglecting the Earth for so long. Perhaps this is karma's retribution.

TAKASUGI: Perhaps our own selfishness is not so different from that of a monster like Ohboss.

GENERAL: But I never thought that would be your own son...

MAN: Supreme Commander! The words of the legend are currently being broadcast worldwide from a station in Japan!

MISUZU: 'Make your wishes as one with the planet. Let the golden light be gathered, that a new path shall open.' These are the words of the legend. Everyone, the Earth is currently facing an unprecedented crisis. If you share your love and your prayers for the Earth, then the Power of Legend will appear!

TAKASUGI: Misuzu...

MISUZU: Please, everyone! Try to feel it! This Earth is our home! We are an inseparable community, sailing together on the same ship!

GOJO: Stop this at once! I haven't approved this broadcast with headquarters yet!

MISUZU: Stop it!

GENERAL: What is that idiot doing? Contact Japan and have him rebuked! Keep that broadcast going!

MAN: Sir!

GOJO: Stop it!

MISUZU: You're stopping the wrong person! If you want to stop someone, stop Ohboss's tyranny!

GENERAL: I'd expect nothing less from the woman who married you.

TAKASUGI: Very kind of you.

MAN: Commander, urgent news! An enemy unit is heading for Ayers Rock!

MACH: I was hopin' they'd show up!

DAGARN: Don't underestimate them.

HAWK: Bring it on!

SEIJI: He's strong...

CYAN: Your ability to consistently enrage Lord Ohboss is impressive. But he has not told me to destroy you. You must simply stop interrupting my work.

DAGARN: Oh no!

TURBO: Take this!


TURBO: I got it!

SEIJI: Da Garn! We can't let this go on! Use the GX Buster!

DAGARN: Yes sir!

DAGARN: GX Buster!

SEIJI: GX Buster! Shoot!

CYAN: Such a trifling attack will not faze me.

HAWK: Da Garn!

MACH: How dare you!

SEIJI: Oh no! He got it!

CYAN: Lord Ohboss believes that the Power of Legend will reveal itself when Earth is just on the verge of destruction.

HAWK: Commander! Da Garn is Earth's last hope! Leave this to us! You go after Ohboss!

MACH: Boss, just leave this to us.

DAGARN: Hawk Saber! Mach Lander!

CYAN: You will go nowhere.

CYAN: Now, offer up the Power of Legend to Lord Ohboss.

OHBOSS: Cyan. The Power of Legend has not yet appeared.

CYAN: As you ordered, I tapped four of the Reservoirs as you commanded, but there is still no reading from the Earth.

OHBOSS: You must leave him alive.

CYAN: Understood.

REDLONE: Lord Ohboss! I am pleased to inform you that I, Redlone, have located the final Reservoir!

OHBOSS: Have you? Well done! Cyan, bring Da Garn and unleash the final Reservoir. If the Power of Legend does not appear then, we must content ourselves with the Planet Energy alone.

CYAN: Understood.

DAGARN: Forgive me, Seiji. My power isn't enough to oppose him.

SEIJI: I still believe, Da Garn! We're still alive, aren't we? The Power of Legend he's after WILL appear!

DAGARN: But if he steals it...

SEIJI: He WON'T steal it! I believe... no matter what, I believe in the future!

SEIJI: The new path WILL open!

[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've finally tapped the final Reservoir! Da Garn and Seven Changer are all beat up, and they don't have the power to stop it! But me and all the people of Earth are with them... we're not gonna lose to them! Let's go, Ohboss! We're gonna make our own future!

SEIJI: Brave Fighter of Legend, Da Garn! Final Episode: 'To the Future of the Wind'. I'm the commander, here!
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Translation: Densetsu no Yuusha Da Garn, Episode 44

In this episode, we bid a final farewell to a pair of persistent Ohboss generals. Yet it's not the end you might expect. Right to the end, Da Garn continues to throw in twists and turns that are not quite the expected tropes, nor are they completely out of the realm of expectation, while still managing to use those developments to continually reinforce the show's thematic whole. Genre writing at its finest.

[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 dad was taken hostage by Planet Ohboss! We were able to activate a little bit of the Power of Legend, but all it did was get me and Da Garn out of there! I'm not giving up, though! I'm gonna ride out anything they throw at me, and I WILL save my dad! No matter how crazy Ohboss is, I'm not gonna lose to him! I've got mom and Hikaru and Yanchar, and all the people of Earth behind me! Besides, there seems to be some discord in the enemy camp... I can use this to my advantage!

TITLE: Showdown on Planet Ohboss

BUTCHO: This is bad!

SEIJI: What's this all about!?

HIKARU: Did something happen to Sakurakouji!?

BUTCHO: You'll see when you get there!

SEIJI: Violetche!

VIOLETCHE: What do you people want?

HIKARU: Pin... ky?

SEIJI: Hotaru! What are they doing here?!

HOTARU: I met them... on the stairs. They were both... gravely injured.

YANCHAR: What are you doing!? Don't you know what these guys have done!?

VIOLETCHE: What is the meaning of this? I told you I wanted to speak to the Pest.

BUTCHO: I know! That's why I brought him!

PINKY: This idiot is the Pest?

SEIJI: Did you call me an idiot!?

PINKY: What are you looking at?

HOTARU: You need to relax.

MAID: I have prepared for thee a special salve of the Sakurakouji family.

PINKY: No... don't touch me. Leave me alone.

HIKARU: Why not? She's just trying to help!

PINKY: I don't care.

MISUZU: Where did these wrinkles come from?

PINKY: Don't look at me. I don't want your pity. How could any of you understand what it feels like for a woman to live in this body?

HOTARU: It isn't pity.

HOTARU: It's just because we all live in the same universe.

MISUZU: That's right. It's our responsibility to look after each other. Please, allow her to treat you.

VIOLETCHE: She's right. Why not let her apply the medicine?

SEIJI: What do you want from me? Start talking fast.

YANCHAR: There's no point in talking to these guys!

SEIJI: No. They made a point to see us even though they were injured. Whatever this is, it's serious.

VIOLETCHE: I wish to make a deal.

YANCHAR: A deal!?

VIOLETCHE: Yes. In exchange for Colonel Takasugi.

SEIJI: What?!

VIOLETCHE: You want to save him, don't you?

SEIJI: You mean, he's alive?

VIOLETCHE: Yes, he's on that planet. If you want to save him, I'll help you.

VIOLETCHE: In exchange, you will take us to Lord Ohboss... no, to Planet Ohboss.

YANCHAR: If you wanna go back, why not go back yourself!?

SEIJI: Wait a minute, Yanchar. Cyan shot them down. I saw it myself.

VIOLETCHE: That's right. Ohboss betrayed us.

BUTCHO: Betrayed you!?

VIOLETCHE: Unlike you.

SEIJI: But if Ohboss betrayed you, why do you want to go back to him?

VIOLETCHE: I... can't tell you that.

YANCHAR: Idiot! How are we supposed to trust you then!?

VIOLETCHE: It's your choice to believe me or not. But it's in your best interest to take us along. I know where Colonel Takasugi is being held.

SEIJI: Da Garn, come here! We're all heading for Planet Ohboss together!

DAGARN: But Officer Nemoto is washing me at the moment.

SEIJI: Don't sweat it. Say hello to Mr. Nemoto, combine, then get over here.

DAGARN: Yes, sir.

NEMOTO: Hey, were you talking just now?

DAGARN: Officer Nemoto.

NEMOTO: What!? You really did talk!

DAGARN: Please, do not be afraid. I am Da Garn.

NEMOTO: D-D-Da Garn!? It can't be!

DAGARN: Combine! Great Da Garn GX!


NEMOTO: This isn't a dream!

DAGARN: I'm truly sorry for deceiving you, and for all I put you through.

NEMOTO: You haven't put me through anything! After all you've done to protect the Earth, I'm truly humbled to meet you! Sir!

DAGARN: Forgive me, but I need to move out again now.

NEMOTO: You mean... you're facing off against Ohboss!?

DAGARN: I may be gone for quite some time. But I look forward to working with you in the future.

NEMOTO: Yes sir! Good luck, sir!

NEMOTO: That's it! My patrol car was Da Garn this whole time! Yeah! Just wait until I tell Seiji! He won't believe it!

SEIJI: Mom... I swear I'll bring dad back safe.

SEIJI: Okay, everyone! We're moving out!

ROBOTS: Yes, sir!

MISUZU: Seiji... your mother believes in you.

HIKARU: Seiji... good luck.

OHBOSS: Our objective is to analyze the particular energy that fired from Earth when the Power of Legend activated. Do not do anything foolish.

SEIJI: Wait... is that Mars?

SEIJI: I'm further from Earth than anyone's ever been before!

VIOLETCHE: It's in sight... there.

YANCHAR: Seiji, that's Planet Ohboss!

SEIJI: I know.

PEGASUS: What's going on? We're not meeting any resistance.

BISON: Guess they're all taking a nap! Droolin' like little babies!

YANCHAR: Seiji... doesn't this feel like a trap to you?

SEIJI: What's going on?

VIOLETCHE: I couldn't say. Maybe he's just not aware of our approach?

SEIJI: Tell me where dad is.

VIOLETCHE: From this angle, it would be close to that rightmost tower.

SEVEN: Your Highness, I have a bad feeling about this.

YANCHAR: We've come this far. Follow them!

VIOLETCHE: What's that? The hatch is open!

YANCHAR: This is fishy... definitely fishy. Seiji, this is a trap!

VIOLETCHE: It isn't! I don't know anything about it. I don't know why Ohboss isn't aware of you yet...

PINKY: This is why I didn't want to betray Lord Ohboss.

VIOLETCHE: How could you say that? I did this all for y--

SEIJI: What are you talking about?

VIOLETCHE: Ohboss was conferring her with energy to preserve her youth. She needs that energy in order to keep living, as well.

SEIJI: I see. So that's why you wanted to come back here?

PINKY: This isn't going to end well.

SEIJI: Where is my dad?

VIOLETCHE: There. Beyond that pillar.

SEIJI: Okay, we got this! I'm gonna save dad and get your energy back, too!

SEIJI: We have a saying: 'you'd do the same for me'.

PINKY: I'm not counting on you.

SEIJI: Try to be a little honest, at least. You really hurt me and Hikaru by betraying us. But remember what Hotaru said? We all live in the same universe. Right now, that's the most important thing.

SEIJI: We're going in!


YANCHAR: Hey! Where are you going? It's dangerous!

SEIJI: Isn't it obvious? We're saving my dad.

SEVEN: Highness. What should we do?

YANCHAR: No choice, I guess.

SEVEN: Seiji, are you sure about this?

SEIJI: Like they say, "nothing dentured, nothing caned!"

YANCHAR: What's that supposed to mean?

SEIJI: It means we keep going.

SEIJI: Everyone, wait here until we come back!

ROBOTS: Yes sir!

YANCHAR: You too, Seven Changer!

SEVEN: Understood!

BISON: Be careful, boss!

PINKY: What's the point of trusting anyone? Lord Ohboss knows we're here. What is this 'we all live in the same universe' crap?

YANCHAR: Doesn't it feel like we're being watched to you?

SEIJI: We'll be fine. If this was a trap, they'd have captured us already. Which means Ohboss doesn't know we're here.

VIOLETCHE: I certainly hope you're right.

SEIJI: Which way?

VIOLETCHE: There's a staircase at the end of the hall. Just go down that.

SEIJI: Okay... dad! I'm coming to save you!

YANCHAR: Hey, they're gone! This is why I told you not to trust them!

DAGARN: Oh no!

SEVEN: Darn it!




SEIJI: I'm so glad... you're safe!

YANCHAR: What are you doing!? We're trapped in here! Seven Changer! Huh? Hey, Seven Changer!

SEIJI: Da Garn, I found dad! Come here quick! Hey, Da Garn!

SEIJI: Da Garn!

YANCHAR: Seven Changer!

SEIJI: Ohboss!

OHBOSS: What a touching reunion.

TAKASUGI: You! Do you intend to toy with us further!?

OHBOSS: I do. Your presence here is no hindrance to me. Today at last, I will have the Power of Legend.

OHBOSS: Bring forth the Power of Legend.

PINKY: Why do you have that key?

VIOLETCHE: I stole it before I came to save you.

PINKY: I like this.

VIOLETCHE: We live in the same universe, eh?

VIOLETCHE: Quickly, while Ohboss is distracted! Go inside!

OHBOSS: Well? Will you produce the Power of Legend or not?

VIOLETCHE: I'm restoring your transformation power, as well.

OHBOSS: Violetche. What are you doing there?

VIOLETCHE: Lord Ohboss... no, Ohboss! Don't interfere... if you do, I'll release all of the energy you've stored up!

OHBOSS: You traitor... remove your hand from that lever at once.

VIOLETCHE: Now! Leave this to me and hurry to the escape pod! You should have all the energy you need!

PINKY: But what about you!?

VIOLETCHE: Don't worry about me! Just go!

PINKY: Why did you do this?

VIOLETCHE: You may not understand it yet, but I know very well what those children meant about living in the same universe...

VIOLETCHE: Ohboss is a monster... a monster living in another dimension than we do.

OHBOSS: How dare you! Do you intend to anger me!?

VIOLETCHE: Living in the same universe... means breathing the same air, feeling the same soft wind in our faces... crying, and laughing together... isn't that right? I would have liked to live such a life with you a little bit longer...

VIOLETCHE: Now, hurry! Get yourself off this planet!

VIOLETCHE: Release Da Garn and the others, as well! Release them!

OHBOSS: How dare you!

VIOLETCHE: Are you releasing them, or not!?

OHBOSS: Don't.

YANCHAR: What just happened?

SEIJI: I think we're saved. Pinky!

PINKY: Listen, you. You have to save Violetche.

YANCHAR: Are you kidding!? After he tricked us all!?

PINKY: He didn't! No... Violetche saved you all!


SEIJI: Where is Violetche now?

VIOLETCHE: Stop it! I'll pull the lever!

OHBOSS: You fool. Did you really think you could finish me with that pathetic little lever? I have demolished the circuitry. Your punishment for the trouble you put me through will be severe.

PINKY: Violetche! Violetche! It can't be...

PINKY: Violetche!

VIOLETCHE: Fool. Why did you return here?

SEIJI: Pinky! Get in here!

PINKY: No. I think we're even, now. We're taking the escape pod out of here. You lot ought to get out of here, too!

SEIJI: Pinky...

TAKASUGI: She's right. We should get out of here quickly.

OHBOSS: You will pay! YOU WILL PAY!

SEIJI: I think you should be safe here.

PINKY: Thank you. I guess I'm still in your debt, in the end.

YANCHAR: No one's keeping score, here. Ohboss is our common enemy. I think you get that now!

SEIJI: Pinky... what are you going to do now?

PINKY: I'm not sure just yet... but I think I'm going to learn from you, and try to live honestly.

SEIJI: You're going?

PINKY: Yes... I don't have the kind of power you do. But as someone living in the same universe, I'll be praying for your victory.

YANCHAR: You jerk! Stay here and fight with us!

TAKASUGI: Leave her be. Let her find her own path.

SEIJI: Yeah. Knowing she's praying for us is enough.

PINKY: In order to defeat Ohboss, you'll need that Power of Legend. Don't let him take it. Before he takes it, you must end him.

SEIJI: I understand. I promise, we'll win.

PINKY: I suppose this is where we part ways... silly boy.

SEIJI: The Power of Legend, huh?

TAKASUGI: You must believe, Seiji. If you do, the power will show itself.

[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: Ohboss has launched his all-out attack on Earth. He's tapped four Reservoir one by one, and the Earth is ripping apart! In order to stop it, I've sent the Sabers and Landers all over the world! But... there's just one Reservoir left! Where could it be!?

SEIJI: Next time, on Brave Fighter of Legend Da Garn! The Earth's Darkest Hour! I'm the commander, here!
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Translation: Densetsu no Yuusha Da Garn, Episode 43

You don't always expect a kiddy mecha show to have an episode that's all about the protagonist confronting his fear of death, but here it is. The direction in this one is spectacular: from the drawings to the animation to the camera angles to the music to the sound effects to the voice acting to the timing, it all comes together to gut-wrenching effect. 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: Darn it... what am I supposed to do? I left dad there on Planet Ohboss! Plus, Ohboss is even crazier than I could have imagined... 'I am the universe itself' 'I'm searching for the Power of Legend to alleviate my boredom.' How entitled can you get? We were never going to be able to get through to him!

SEIJI: It's true that whatever gave power to Da Garn out of there could be the light from the legend. But... what good is it!? What's the Power of Legend good for if it can't even save my dad!? What's the point of being a commander protecting the planet!?

TITLE: Your Orders, Commander!

MISUZU: Seiji isn't here?

MAN: See for yourself. Seiji wasn't among the children that the robots' commander brought here.

MISUZU: It couldn't be...

MAN: Which brings us to another matter. The truth is, Colonel Takasugi is...

MISUZU: What's happened to my husband?

HIKARU: Seiji... Seiji, please answer me! Seiji...

BUTCHO: Trying to go against Ohboss was reckless from the start. We should be just celebrating that th' Pest got back safe.

YANCHAR: Seiji's just being a sap! That idiot!

HIKARU: Yanchar...

YANCHAR: Even if it was just a little, the Power of Legend revealed itself! If he's got time to mope around he should be thinking about the Power of Legend!

JUMBO: What is it, Big Lander?

BIG: I thought if I started shouting and making noise like before, the Power of Legend might come out again.

JET: While I appreciate the thought, I don't think it's that easy. Right now...

BIG: We're just waiting for the boss's orders, right? But right now the boss is too worried about his dad, I bet.

SHUTTLE: Yes. I feel badly for the captain, too.

BIG: Yeah, right! So until he's feeling better, we gotta do everything we can! Otherwise what are we gonna say to his dad when he's back? Get out here, Power of Legend!

DAGARN: Seiji... I am truly sorry. It's my fault that we weren't able to save your father.

SEIJI: Da Garn. I'm sorry, but would you mind not talking right now?

DAGARN: Yes, sir.

NEMOTO: The town's evacuation is stalled... my patrol car got stolen again... I must be the unluckiest policeman on the planet.

NEMOTO: Is that it!?

NEMOTO: My patrol car!

HARUO: You're back! Oh, thank goodness! We need to start preparing to evacuate!

TSUKUSHI: But first, why don't we all share a big round of dandelion coffee?

HIKARU: Seiji...

VIOLETCHE: I feel I've been ill-treated by Lord Ohboss lately. Just who does he think I am?

VIOLETCHE: Excuse me! Watch where you're going!

PINKY: Did you see my face?

PINKY: Lord Ohboss took my youth. Because...

VIOLETCHE: He did this to you because his planet was damaged in the last attack?

VIOLETCHE: Very well. There's something I intend to speak to Lord Ohboss about myself. While I'm there, I'll attempt to say a word on your behalf.

PINKY: Do as you wish.

BUTCHO: Hey, Hotaru? You sure you don't wanna run away? We're all gonna be in trouble if Ohboss comes here.

HOTARU: No. Because I believe.

BUTCHO: Believe? I believe in you, Hotaru, but... what do you believe in, Hotaru?

HIKARU: Here you go, eat up. Mom and dad are busy packing, so I whipped up the dinner tonight.

YANCHAR: Woah, this looks good! Right, Seiji? Looks good, right?

HIKARU: Seiji...

YANCHAR: Hey, Seiji! Get your butt back here!

YANCHAR: How long are you gonna mope around like this? Think about Hikaru's feelings for a minute! She's trying to cheer you up, and--

SEIJI: I'm done.


HIKARU: Seiji...

SEIJI: I said, I'm done!


HIKARU: Seiji!

MISUZU: That's...

YANCHAR: You stupid...

YANCHAR: Are you just gonna run!? A chosen commander's just gonna run away!?

YANCHAR: If you run away, who's gonna protect the Earth from Ohboss!?

SEIJI: I couldn't protect my dad. From the start, I could never have protected the Earth.

YANCHAR: Seiji... you...

SEIJI: What's the point of Brave Fighters? What's the point of the Power of Legend? What good is it if I can't even protect my dad!? Dammit! Why did they have to choose me to be commander!?

HIKARU: You idiot, Seiji! How dare you think about running away now! What's going to happen to us if you do? What happens to everyone on Earth? What happens to Yanchar, who's going after Ohboss? We all... we all believed in you, you know. And here at the end... for you to betray that... it's terrible!

HIKARU: You've worked so hard all this time! How can you just throw it all out now? How can you just give up!?

SEIJI: Forgive me, Hikaru. It's gotten to be too much for me.

HIKARU: Seiji!

MISUZU: Seiji...

VIOLETCHE: What's going on here? There's no way in. Or did I take the wrong path? But I need to reach Lord Ohboss as quickly as possible...

PINKY: More wrinkles...

PINKY: As long as the battle on this planet continues, my youth will continue to slip away. In that case...

PINKY: Show me the area where Da Garn appears most often.

PINKY: Our target is Midorigahama!

HIKARU: Seiji was afraid... he's afraid to fight Ohboss. But... we were...

YANCHAR: I think you're wrong, there. It's not Ohboss he's afraid of. It's hard to put it into words, but... I think he's experienced the fear of loss.

HIKARU: The fear of loss?

YANCHAR: Anyway, I believe in Seiji. He might be an idiot, but the Earth still chose him to be commander!

HIKARU: Yeah. I believe in him, too.

VIOLETCHE: Ow, ow... where am I now?

OHBOSS: Cyan... Cyan...

VIOLETCHE: That voice... Lord Ohboss!

OHBOSS: You must not destroy Da Garn until the power of legend is revived.

VIOLETCHE: It cannot be... are you saying THAT is Ohboss!? That Lord Ohboss is not the strongest, wisest, most beautiful being in the universe!?


MISUZU: Welcome home!

SEIJI: You're back, mom?

MISUZU: I know I can make curry, at least. Just a minute.

SEIJI: Mom, I'll do it.

MISUZU: There's no reason for a boy to have to make his own dinner.

MISUZU: I can't really explain it, but I want to be a real mother. From now on, I'll make more time to be with you. We'll make dinner together, and I'll help you with your studies... maybe it was having Yanchar around that did it.

SEIJI: Mom...

SHUTTLE: This is Shuttle Saber! I'm reading an enemy's approach! Predicted target, Midorigahama! What should we do, Da Garn?

DAGARN: Until we receive the order, just track the enemy's readings. Understand, everyone? We need to believe in Seiji and wait.

YANCHAR: Shoot, of all the times... move out, Seven Changer!

HIKARU: Yanchar!

SEIJI: Mom...

MISUZU: I know I've been a bad mother. I never realized all you've been through. I've been such a bad mother...

SEIJI: Mom...

MISUZU: Onions always make me cry.

SEIJI: I'm sorry, mom... I couldn't protect dad. I'm the commander of those robots... but I couldn't protect dad at all!

MISUZU: Seiji...

PINKY: Come to me, Da Garn.

SEVEN: I hope I'll do instead!

PINKY: Seven Changer... I'll send you to hell with him.

SEVEN: Bring it on!


HIKARU: Seiji!

JUMBO: What do we do, Da Garn!?

BIG: Why hasn't the boss contacted us!?

DAGARN: Wait. We must wait for our commander's order!

MISUZU: Seiji. I know that your father is alive. I believe that he is.

SEIJI: Mom...

MISUZU: When I learned that you were the robots' commander, I felt like I had failed you. You've been through so much, haven't you? And I didn't realize any of it... I really am a failure as a mother...

SEIJI: Mom!!

SEIJI: Mom... I'm so scared! After what happened to dad... if I lose to Ohboss... you and Hikaru and Hotaru... I'll lose all of you, just like dad! And I'm just so scared!

MISUZU: I remember the day you were born. You were so small back then. But now, you've gotten so big... you've worked so hard all this time, to protect everyone...

MISUZU: It's okay... it's okay now, Seiji. You've done more than enough. From now on, I'll be the one to protect you, Seiji.

SEIJI: Mom's... trembling.


SEIJI: Dad, mom... I...

MISUZU: Seiji?

SEIJI: Mom, I'm going. I feel better after a good cry.

MISUZU: But...

SEIJI: It's fine! Dad would laugh at me if I spend all day blubbering,

HIKARU: Seiji.

SEIJI: Hikaru...

HIKARU: Are you okay?

SEIJI: Yeah, sorry I worried you. I'm fine, now.

MISUZU: Seiji, be careful.

SEIJI: Thanks, mom.

SEIJI: I won't cry anymore! Mom, Hikaru, this town... no, the whole Earth! I'll protect it all! I'll save dad, too! That's my duty as commander!

MISUZU: Seiji...

HIKARU: Seiji...

SEIJI: Come here, Da Garn!

DAGARN: Yes, sir!

SEIJI: Da Garn, I'm sorry I worried you.

DAGARN: Seiji! Your orders!

SEIJI: Okay. Sabers, Landers, protect Midorigahama!

BIG: I was waitin' for that! Let's go, you punks!

JUMBO: We have the captain's order! Let's go!


PINKY: To hell with you.

DAGARN: I don't think so!

PINKY: What?


DAGARN: Change! Da Garn! Da Garn Magnum!

YANCHAR: Hey Seiji, you're late! What took ya so long, dummy?

SEIJI: Nothing a crybaby like you can say will bother me!

YANCHAR: I'm gonna make you eat those words!

SEIJI: Look out, Yanchar! Behind you!

SEIJI: Landers! Keep it near the ground!

LANDERS: Got it!

SEIJI: Sabers!

PINKY: You will atone for your sin in defiling my beautiful body...

HIKARU: Seiji will be fine, won't he, ma'am?

MISUZU: Of course he will. He's our son, after all. Darling... please look after Seiji.

BUTCHO: Hotaru! We're frightened!

HOTARU: It's okay. Believe in them.

SEIJI: Everyone! Combine and finish this!

PEGASUS: Combine! Pegasus Saber!

BISON: Combine! Land Bison!

DAGARN: Combine! Great Da Garn GX!

PINKY: I've got you now. My Gaulties contains a bomb powerful enough to destroy half of the Earth.

SEIJI: What!?

PINKY: You can become a part of the crater.

SEIJI: Everyone! Work to contain the explosion!

YANCHAR: Seven Changer!

CYAN: Fool. You will pay for your impudence.

SEIJI: That Cyan guy's got enough power to seal an explosion that powerful?

DAGARN: A formidable enemy, indeed.

SEIJI: What'cha talkin' about, Da Garn? I'm the commander, just believe in me here!

DAGARN: Yes, sir.

SEIJI: Dad... I'm coming to save you.

VIOLETCHE: A reckless act. Did you want your beauty back that badly?

PINKY: Lord Ohboss... why...?

[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 Violetche guy's coming to work with us, now! He says he'll show me where my dad is if we take him to Planet Ohboss! I can't say as I trust him, but beggars can't be choosers, here! We're going back there, and this time I'm saving my dad!

SEIJI: Next time on Brave Fighter of Legend, Da Garn! 'Showdown on Planet Ohboss!' I'm the commander, here!
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Translation: Densetsu no Yuusha Da Garn, Episode 42

In this episode: Seiji's dad has a philosophical debate with entropy itself, something incredibly awesome happens, and the ED song is the most inappropriate it's ever been.

(Also, I take five months waffling on how to finalize an episode because of a stupid old man joke. It's a really important stupid old man joke, okay?)

[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: Things are getting really bad, here. We've been captured by that saucer guy who came to Australia looking for a Reservoir! He says Ohboss ordered him to take us back to the enemy base! It turns out what Ohboss is really after is the Power of Legend hidden here on Earth. He thinks he can steal that power away from us, but... hah! It's not gonna be that easy! We got captured on purpose! You just wait... we're gonna pay you back for this!

TITLE: Emerge, Power of Legend!

YANCHAR: That's the planet! Follow them, Seven Changer!

SEVEN: I will!

BIG: Sabers in South American! Can you read me?

HAWK: We read you!

BIG: Da Garn and the boss have been taken by the enemy!

HAWK: What!?

BIG: Come here right away!

HAWK: Roger!

MAN: The saucer should re-emerge near the planet! Turn all nearby military satellite cameras in that direction! Hurry!

NEWSCASTER: Has humanity ever had to face anything like this in its history? Cataclysmic storm surge is occurring in areas throughout the world! This is thought to be related to the black planet that has recently appeared in the sky! For what purpose have these aliens appeared on our planet!? Investigations are ongoing, but we still have no answer to this mystery!

HARUO: We're done for! The time has come for us selfish humans to atone for all we've done...

TSUKUSHI: Don't worry. Don't worry now, papa. I'm sure Mr. Da Garn will save us.

HARUO: Misuzu?

TSUKUSHI: Are you going somewhere?

MISUZU: I'm going to Australia to see my husband and my son.

SEIJI: It's... it's huge...

SEIJI: Colonel, there's no way we can do this. We can't have peace talks with this thing!

TAKASUGI: We won't know without trying.

SEIJI: We DO know without trying! Fighting is all we can do with these guys!

TAKASUGI: No. This is how I fight.

SEIJI: You're so darn stubborn...

TAKASUGI: They say a tadpole is a frog's son.


TAKASUGI: If a frog does not live its life to the fullest, then the tadpole will never know what to do with itself.

SEIJI: Look, what do frogs have to do with any of this?

TAKASUGI: It's just a saying I remembered.

SEIJI: Violetche!

VIOLETCHE: It's been some time, Da Garn. I'll be showing you our finest hospitality.

VIOLETCHE: Now, Da Garn... tell me everything you know about the Power of Legend.

TAKASUGI: So they really are after the Power of Legend?

SEIJI: Are you okay, Da Garn!?

DAGARN: I believe I can bear it.

TAKASUGI: Is there any way that we can be heard out there?

SEIJI: What are you going to do?

TAKASUGI: I'll think of something.

VIOLETCHE: If you know what's good for you, you'll tell me all you know.

TAKASUGI: Stop it! If you damage this robot any further, the Power of Legend will never appear!

SEIJI: Colonel, is that true!?

TAKASUGI: No, I just made it up. But look.

VIOLETCHE: Come out of there. I'll hear what you have to say.

TAKASUGI: First, we have to get them talking to us. That's when you begin negotiations.

SEIJI: I get it. Okay, Da Garn, I'm going out! Open the hatch!

DAGARN: Yes, sir.

TAKASUGI: Wait, you can't do it. Let me go!

SEIJI: Da Garn, don't let the Colonel out!


VIOLETCHE: Well, well. We meet again.

SEIJI: When push comes to shove, the big shots come out.

VIOLETCHE: That wasn't the voice I heard earlier.

SEIJI: Talking through the speakers does weird things to my voice, see?

VIOLETCHE: You're saying you know how to activate the Power of Legend?

SEIJI: Of course I do! "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." That's how you activate the Power of Legend.

VIOLETCHE: A golden light, you say?

YANCHAR: Hang tight, Seiji!

BIG: Thanks for the help! You can let go now!

CYAN: Tell us more.

SEIJI: Like I'm gonna talk to a grunt like you! Bring out Ohboss! I wanna talk to him!

VIOLETCHE: Don't be a fool. As if Lord Ohboss would deign to speak to a creature like you.

SEIJI: Hold it! If you lay one hand on me, I'll release the Power of Legend and blow you to bits!

VIOLETCHE: You little liar. And just where will that power come from?

SEIJI: Where? From the Earth, of course!

CYAN: What connection exists between your planet and yourself?

SEIJI: What connection? It's a deep... deep connection that can never be broken!

CYAN: Explain in detail.

SEIJI: Over the course of a couple billion years, birds and beasts and fish and humans... all kinds of life were born on the Earth. That's why the Earth protects us, and why I was chosen to protect it, and why Da Garn was created to protect it. And, so, you know...

VIOLETCHE: I don't even know what you're talking about.

SEIJI: Anyway, the planet belongs to US! We're not gonna let outsiders like YOU destroy it!

CYAN: You are wrong.

CYAN: This universe is the property of Lord Ohboss. You are nothing but an incidental byproduct of one small planet within it.

SEIJI: An incidental byproduct!?

CYAN: To believe the Earth belongs to you is offensively presumptuous.

CYAN: Show me the Power of Legend.

TAKASUGI: Da Garn, please, let me go!

DAGARN: I have been ordered to keep you here.

TAKASUGI: At this rate, your commander will die! Can you live with that!? I'm the only one who can save your commander now! Please! Let me out of here!

TAKASUGI: That's enough!

VIOLETCHE: You're...

TAKASUGI: Takasugi Koichiro, Colonel in the Global Defense Organization's armed forces.

SEIJI: Why... why did you come out!? They'll kill you!

TAKASUGI: "The way of the warrior is the resolute acceptance of death." Those are the words of the master swordsman, Miyamoto Musashi.

SEIJI: What are you talking about! This is suicide!

TAKASUGI: No, Musashi lived to the ripe old age of 62. It is a question of how you live that life.

VIOLETCHE: Wait a moment, now. What nonsense are you spewing?

TAKASUGI: You don't even know Miyamoto Musashi? You are truly ignorant.

VIOLETCHE: Listen, you. You may be attractive, but that will only get you so far.

TAKASUGI: Attractive? An unpleasant compliment, coming from another man.

VIOLETCHE: I beg your pardon!

VIOLETCHE: What are you doing?

TAKASUGI: When I bring these fingers together, the Power of Legend will emerge.

TAKASUGI: I don't wish to speak with you. Bring forth Ohboss!

VIOLETCHE: You are bluffing!

TAKASUGI: I am not bluffing.

VIOLETCHE: It WAS a bluff, after all!

TAKASUGI: It was not a bluff. It was a joke.

TAKASUGI: I thought you could use some... "joie de V."

SEIJI: Oh god, you idiot. The future of the world is at stake, here!

SEIJI: My head's splitting in two...

VIOLETCHE: Who is the source of this crude laughter?

CYAN: Lord Ohboss!

SEIJI: Ohboss!?


HIKARU: I hope Seiji and his dad are okay.

BUTCHO: Like I was saying, we should've made a run for it.

BUTCHO: Ah! A lucky tea stalk! I got a lucky tea stalk! That means Seiji and th' Colonel will come back safe!

BUTCHO: What do I do?

HIKARU: Sakurakouji!

HIKARU: Sakurakouji!

HIKARU: Seiji...

BUTCHO: What's with this uneasy atmosphere?

SHUTTLE: Shuttle Blast!

HAWK: Hawk Darts!

BIG: Rats! There's no end to 'em!

PINKY: This is my best chance to achieve something in the eyes of Lord Ohboss!

REDLONE: Seven Changer... prepare for your punishment, traitor!

OHBOSS: As a gift for making me laugh, I will deign to speak with you.

VIOLETCHE: My Lord, these simple fools are not worthy to speak with--

OHBOSS: Those around me are all humorless fools.

TAKASUGI: Tell us why you seek the Power of Legend! Depending on your answer, we might just give it to you!

MAN: Mrs. Takasugi, you'll be able to see the Colonel soon.

OHBOSS: To ease my boredom.

TAKASUGI: Boredom?

OHBOSS: As I travel the universe destroying planet after planet, I have reached the limit of corporeal experience. The pursuit of the Power of Legend is the one joy that remains to me.

SEIJI: That's the only reason...?

TAKASUGI: So after you devour all planets, steal all life in the name of your grand obsession, then nothing will remain! You don't see anything wrong with that?!

OHBOSS: Why should I?


OHBOSS: I am the universe itself. Some day I will absorb all energy in the universe. Then, there will be eternal silence and peace. That is the law of this universe.

TAKASUGI: You're wrong!

YANCHAR: Forget the little guys! Let's head for Planet Ohboss!

SEVEN: Understood!

GENERAL: Can't you get a clearer image?

MAN: This is the best we have.

GENERAL: What's going on out there?

TAKASUGI: I have a son. He is still a young boy, but he possesses infinite potential. The universe brings forth various life forms, and those life forms explore their various potentials. This process has continued from the past to the present, and will continue on into the future.

SEIJI: Dad...

TAKASUGI: This phenomenon that spans time and space is the true law of the universe! Each planet, each life is a universe in itself! You, who creates nothing, who merely consumes planets, are nothing more than a slave to obsession!

SEIJI: Not this again...

TSUKUSHI: What a frightening sky...

HARUO: Yes, it is...

MAID: Begone, evil demons! Begone, evil demons!

OHBOSS: In time, all stars will burn out their life, and all matter will be destroyed. I am merely speeding up that process. Now, give me the Power of Legend.

TAKASUGI: I refuse! We must protect our own universe!


TAKASUGI: Wait, Ohboss!

CYAN: Ohboss is now gone.

MISUZU: Darling! Seiji!

MAN: What happened?

HIKARU: Seiji...

YANCHAR: I don't like this.

SEVEN: Don't worry. We can handle them.

YANCHAR: No! I mean with Seiji and his dad!

CYAN: What's wrong? Why will you not produce the Power of Legend?

CYAN: He's growing more powerful...

CYAN: What!?

CYAN: So these two are the source of your power after all.

DAGARN: What!?

HOTARU: Save us...

MISUZU: Please... someone...

CYAN: Now, show me the Power of Legend!

SEIJI: Colonel!

SEIJI: Colonel!

TAKASUGI: Seiji, stay away!

SEIJI: Dad... you knew?

TAKASUGI: Seiji! You need to get out of here!

SEIJI: How am I supposed to do that!? You've got to come with me, dad!

DAGARN: Seiji...

SEIJI: Darn you!

TAKASUGI: Stay back! If you don't go back, then who will protect Earth!?

TAKASUGI: I need you to get out of here without me, in order to protect the Earth!

SEIJI: How can I...


JUMBO: Captain!

BIG: Boss!

TSUKUSHI: Please...

HIKARU: Please... someone, save Seiji!

DAGARN: Seiji. Get inside, quickly.

SEIJI: But dad's...

DAGARN: Hurry!

CYAN: Now, show me! Show me the Power of Legend!

SEIJI: Dad...


REDLONE: What is this!?

PINKY: This is...

YANCHAR: The... the light from the legend...

SEIJI: What just happened?


SEIJI: Dad!!


[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: Crap! Who cares about being a commander and protecting the Earth!? What good am I if I can't even protect my own dad!? I know everyone wants to encourage me, but I'm through! I never had what it takes to be commander!

SEIJI: Next time, on Brave Fighter of Legend, Da Garn! 'Your Orders, Commander!' I quit being commander, here!!
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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.


[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!

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.

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.

TSUKUSHI: I will answer it!


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!

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!

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!?

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.

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.


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: 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!

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!

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.


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!

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.

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!?

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!

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!

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?

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.


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.

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?

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?


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?

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!


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!?

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!

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!?

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.


DAGARN: The enemy is approaching.

SEIJI: What?


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.

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.

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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