10 files left to the 1000th one! And Heiji’s back!


  • [Tohto Gymnasium]
  • [National Spring High School Kendo Tournament]
  • [The Swordsman of the West, Hattori Heiji, came to the East!!]

  • R: That will allow Hattori-kun to advance to the semifinals!
  • K: Ya! Yesteday all team members except for Heiji lost, so it was an overall loss for the team…
  • R: But today is about individual matches, right?
  • K: Y-ya… If only he hadn’t shown up…
  • C: He?
  • K: Yeah, he’ll probably show up at the finals – Kyoto Senshin High…

 

  • K: Okita-kun!!
  • K: He’s so tough Heiji lost to his five-piece thrust!
  • R: F-five-piece? It seemed like only one though…
  • C: His opponent is taken out with a stretcher…
  • H: Just ya wait, Okita…
  • H: Today I’ll settle the score with ya…

 

  • [No way…]
  • R: Both the womens and mens restrooms are crowded…
  • C: Looks like it’s impossible to get in…
  • R: Excuse me, are there any other restrooms?
  • M: Hm… I think all of them have a queue right now…
  • M: The restroom near the northern exit might be free though…
  • R: Thank you!
  • C: A message from Hattori…
  • C: [Kudo, wanna go eat something?]
  • C: [Concentrate on your match…]
  • R: A message? From whom?
  • C: The P-professor…

 

  • [Digestive medicine – For the heavy stomach and heartburns]
  • [Nukitani Shidou]
  • N: Hm?
  • N: Kyoto Seishin’s Student, huh…
  • N: I figured somebody might train in here. I should stop…
  • N: Should not hurt the lawn…

 

  • M: Er…
  • M: Just now… I heard a groan…

 

  • M: Er…
  • M: Did something happen?
  • M: E-err…
  • R: Restroom, restroom…
  • R: Found it!

 

  • M: So something did happen?
  • R: S-something…
  • C: Could it be that you’re blind, ojii-san?
  • M: Yeah… I have been for 3 years…
  • C: What are you doing here?
  • M: I came here to listen to the sounds of a Kendo Competition…
  • M: The sound of the footsteps, clashing swords, the shouts of the attacks being thrown out…
  • M: By coming here and listening to it, I remember the past…
  • M: See, when I was still young, I practiced Kendo..
  • M: And I used to watch it from a spectator’s seat up until 4 years ago…
  • M: When my eyes stopped working, I made it a habit to come here on my own and listen to the contest…
  • M: And? What happened?
  • C: Someone sliced a man’s throat…
  • M: W-what?!
  • M: T-then… The person that approached after a groan was the criminal…
  • C: He let the criminal escape because he’s blind?
  • M: Oh, the criminal also said this…

 

  • R: They’re in the restroom!!
  • R: Okay…
  • C: Don’t do it, Ran-nee-chan!! The criminal could call for backup from his accomplices to obtain a spare sword…
  • C: Because it seems like he might still intend to kill someone…
  • C: It’d be best to call the police and keep an eye on the restroom!!
  • R: R-right…
  • R: Ah, Takagi-keiji… Someone was murdered near Tohto Gymnasium’s restroom…
  • C: Though he doesn’t have any defensive wounds on him…
  • C: Maybe the culprit was an acquaintance of his?
  • C: Hattori, that’s you, isn’t it…
  • C: Already trying to sniff around?

  • O: Just like Tsujigiri…
  • Tsujigiri (辻斬り or 辻斬, literally crossroads killing) is a Japanese term for a practice when a samurai, after receiving a new katana or developing a new fighting style or weapon, tests its effectiveness by attacking a human opponent, usually a random defenseless passer-by, in many cases during nighttime

  • C: Eh?
  • O: Besides, this…
  • O: was probably done by somebody who is rly skilled, right?
  • C: W-who are you?
  • O: Hm? Me?
  • O: Kyoto Senshin High School…
  • O: Okita Soushi!!

 

Slide Note : A Kansai person resembling Shinichi appears?!

No Break Next Week!

 

Text translation by: Yunnie Chan (Source)

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