[black strip]: Chapter 2: Divine Gifts
[Vertical text]: Welcome / to a world without boredom!!
[author]: Kawai Juuzou
A strange, proudly majestic building!!
Let us begin the Takamagahara Special Podium Meeting.
Speaker: It appears that target Yamada Yamato of Takachiho Heights Academy has awoken to his divine blood.
Speaker: However, what Divine Gift he possesses is unknown.
Takachiho Heights, is it….
I’m pretty sure there was another there who awoke to his divine gift.
And that man was far too dangerous.
We must ensure the two do not meet. / Heh. / Isn’t the meeting of those who have awoken to divine blood but a matter of time?
Yamato: No letters today.
Yamato: Things got really out of hand yesterday…
Fukakyon: Good morning, Yamato-san! / Hey! How’s your right hand doing?!
Yamato: Who’re you?!
Fukakyon: Don’t you recognize me?/ I’m Fukada Kyouji—Fukakyon!
Fukakyon: You’ve given me a change of heart, so I’ve shaved my head.
Yamato: I think it just makes you look more dangerous and scary… / <aside: And how are you not injured? >
Fukakyon: I have dissolved the Fukakyon Army, and have decided to support the Yamato Shogunate! / Please, let us join you, / Boss!
Yamato: Huh?! / Boss?! / Who, me?!
Fukakyon: What are you saying? / After defeating me, you became the boss of Takachiho, right?
Yamato: I what?!
*: You can only read works by Kawai Juuzou in Jump!!
Fukakyon: Oh, just thinking of the punch you gave me yesterday / makes my heart skip a beat.
Yamato’s aside: Seriously?
Yamato: Wait, wait. / Something is definitely wrong about this… / Maybe there’s some strange wind in the air, / or the Earth’s rotation became off, or… / <aside: I mean, just look at my right hand… >
Punks: Such… Such humility…! / Yeah. The great really are different than the rest of us.
Fukakyon: Today is the birth of the Yamato Shogunate!
Fukakyon: We’ll follow you wherever you go, / boss!
Yamato: Please don’t!
Banner: Yamato Shogunate
Various: Hey, hey, look at that! / How embarrassing. / It looks like something out of Dragon Quest…
Fukakyon: Is something bothering you, sir? / Or are you simply contemplating how best to unite the entire country?
Yamato: Why do I have to unite the entire country?!
Fukakyon: What are you saying? / That punch of yours could be strong enough to realize the dream of conquering the world!
Yamato: But I don’t want to conquer the world!
Yamato: The only thing I want is to get into Jump!
Fukakyon: Yamato-san, you draw manga?! / Please, let us read your work!
Yamato: What do you think? / <aside: I’m still working on it, but… >
Punks: This is a piece of shit…! / But we can’t just say that!
Fukakyon: Wow, this is…!
Fukakyon: SUPER FUNNY!
Fukakyon: I’ve never read a manga this fucking good! / This’ll win you the prize for sure!
Yamato: Oh, Fukakyon! / You can really tell the difference, can’t you?!
Fukakyon: And if you don’t win, / we’ll head over to Jump’s editors and teach them a thing or two!
Punk: I might not read Jump anymore …
Yamato: Those guys really get a good story. / <Aside: Hahaha >
Yamato: … This isn’t the time to joke around. / What happened to my right hand back then?!
Kikuchi: Good day, Yamada-kun.
Yamato: Who—the sub?! Don’t surprise me!
Kikuchi: Sorry. / <aside: It’s Kikuchi. >
Kikuchi: Is there something you’re worried about? / Perhaps we could talk about it.
Yamato: It’s nothing that would concern a teacher!
Guys: Yamato, how’d you get that cast?
Yamato: Well, you see…
White hair: Oh yeah, I heard you gave up on becoming a manga artist and became a gang boss instead.
Yamato: No I haven’t! / And being a boss isn’t much of a job!
Yamato: Dammit… / Hm?
Yamato: Oh! / Master!
White hair: Yamato, / why are you so close with Inaba?
Black hair: That guy doesn’t even come to school on days where we have gym!
Yamato: You better not be making fun of my master! / He’s so good that he was one of the finalists in the monthly prize, and even has contacts in the industry!
Black hair: I’m sowwy….
Yamato: And when he saw me drawing with ball-point pens, / he was the one who taught me to use a dip pen. / <aside: Master’s so cool. >
Black hair: Is that really that amazing?
Yamato: Hey, / Master.
Inaba: Ah, / Yamato-kun.
Inaba: You were going to apply for the Tezuka award, right?
Yamato: Yeah. I plan on winning the grand prize.
Inaba: Are you finished yet? The deadline’s today, after all.
Yamato: You—you’ve got it wrong! / It’s not that I forgot, it’s just that my arm got like this, and I started getting stalked by this gang with shaved heads, and I got busy, so…!
Inaba: Making excuses to me won’t…
Yamato: Shit! / I really thought I could pull it off this time! / No—I thought this would be my last chance! / and I still have 6 pages left to pen…!
Inaba: Well, I’m sure we can pull it off somehow.
Inaba: We have until midnight tonight, right? / <aside: It just has to be postmarked today. > / If I work as your assistant, we should be able to just barely get it done in time.
Yamato: Master…! / You’re so reliable…!
Yamato: Alright! / With Master helping me out, there’s no way I can’t win!
White hair: He’s really enjoying himself…
Musashi: Alright! / Let’s all go out and eat yakiniku!
Shirt: Fighter Musashi
Musashi: And afterwards, we can burn off the calories by going to karaoke!
Musashi: You wanna join us, Inaba-kun?
Yamato: Master came here to help me work on my manuscript.
Musashi: You hurt your arm in a fight?
Yamato: Of course not!
Yamato: Luckily, all of the potential distractions seem to have decided to leave.
Inaba: Maybe they got the hint and decided to head out for the night?
Inaba: But can you draw with your right hand like that?
Yamato: I forgot my right hand had been sealed…! / No! / Maybe some great power has manifested in me, and it will make me the greatest manga artist of all time!
Yamato: Uwahh! I poked a hole in my manuscript!
Inaba: What are you doing?! We don’t have much time!
Fukakyon: Yamato-san’s probably working on his manga right about now.
Fukakyon: We might not be able to do much, but we can at least bring him some grub. / <aside: hahaha >
Creepy guy: Do you intend to bully me?
Fukakyon: …? / Where’d that come from?
Creepy guy: Not again—if you talk like that, / that means you were going to bully me, right? / That means you’re a bunch of brutes! / The type they used to call “Yankees”!
Creepy guy: I was bullied by all sorts of people like you! / I hate people like you!
Punk: What’s that sound?
SFX: Kch/ Kch / Kch
Kch / kch / kch / kch
Creepy guy: So, / it’s time to start hunting the brutes.
Yamato: It looks like we just might make it… / <aside: Hah >
Yamato: Even with my cast, I’m still going to pull it off!
Inaba: But don’t you think your work while wearing that cast is a lot better than your usual?
Yamato: You’re kidding!
Yamato: You’re back early. / Home already?
Yamato: You’re one of Fukakyon’s! / <aside: His first follower! >
Inaba: What happened?!
Punk: We ran into some weird guy out on the streets…
Punk: He looked normal, but he was monstrously strong / and he was hiding a giant blade, and started slicing everyone to shreds…!
Punk: I somehow managed to get away, and went to call for help…
Punk: Please! / Please save them, Yamato-san! / At this rate, he’s gonna kill Fukada-san!
Inaba: But Yamato-kun, / if you leave now, you’ll never finish your manuscript in time…?
Fukakyon: What the hell is with this guy?! / This is bad. / This is fucking bad!
Creepy guy: That’s it; that’s right; that’s why I have this. / I was given this power so that I can bully those who bullied me.
Fukakyon: Not that sound again…!!
SFX: Kch / kch / kch
Fukakyon: I’m sorry, Yamato-san…! / I guess I wasn’t able to help you after all…!
Creepy guy: I’ll use this power, which transcends that of humans, / to slaughter all shitheads like you!
Yamato: You bastard…!
Yamato: What do you think you’re doing to my friends?!
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