The raws for this chapter are terrible. Seriously, the boxes with all the fish names and dishes are killers.
Also, a plea to the scanlators. Please remove the Japanese before type-setting the side-text.
SB #: sub-bubble #Blue text indicates questions or uncertainty
[Side-text: Studying for the test, looking for work, Valentine's Day, the sports club... What's the next enslaving trap closing in on Yako...?
Kanae: Yako, join our party
SB: All the guys will run away with the kinds of girls we've got at the moment
Yako: S- Sorry, I've got work!
ご ごめん 仕事あるから！
SB: It's been quite bad lately, hasn't it...
Ugly classmate: You're not gonna get any of the spotlight tonight, Kanae
SB: We're called the party trashers after all. Gyuhhuhhuhuhh
今夜あんたの見せ場は無いよ KANAE私達 合コン荒らしと呼ばれてるからゲバファゲバファ
T/N: I *think* ゲバファゲバファ is a laughing sound, but I'm not too sure. Also, not 100% sure about 合コン荒らし.
Kanae: ...R- really...
Kanae thought: Yeah, the party's doomed...
Yako thought: After conquering another hurdle of a case...
Yako thought: Neuro will just force me into another unsavoury situation
Sign: Katsuragi Yako
Demon World Detective Agency
Yako thought: There's probably one waiting for me today again...
多分 今日も行為して待ってる…[Page 2]
[Side-text: His favourite colour is 'flesh-coloured'! Matsui Yuusei-sensei's work can only be read in Weekly Shounen Jump! We look forward to your support!!]
Want to come fishing?
Yako: Like I said, I'm tired of being forced to play pointless...
Neuro: Oh my, sensei
SB: You flat-out rejected the invitation Officer Sasazuka so kindly made.
Neuro: In that case, let's...
SB: Have a leisurely game or two in the office today again.
SFX: pi---n (puuuull)
Yako: I'll gooo!!
T/N: I'm wondering if this page is parodying the posters of the Ghibli movie, Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea
[Side-text: Saying 'Hello there!!' to the smell of the piping-hot fried prawn from under the soft contact lens. Even the bottomless-stomach is satisfied!!]
Yako: ...But still, an invitation to play from Mr. Sasazuka?
Yako: Just what winds of change are blowing this way?
SB: And on top of that, Neuro's being overly enthusiastic
Majin Tantei Nougami Neuro
Chapter 172 Fishing [Fishing][Page 4]
[Side-text: His staple food are fan letters?! Matsui Yuusei-sensei lives off these letters of support! Attached illustrations are also delicious! => his address]
Sasazuka: Usui's granted every team a day's rest
Sasazuka: Then the investigation go into full swing and there won't be any more breaks
Yako: Are you fully recovered already, Mr. Sasazuka?
SB: I heard it was really bad...
Sasazuka: ...Yeah, more or less
Sasazuka: Same to you
SB: There's nothing more important than you coming out unharmed
Lit: above all else, you're unhurt
Sasazuka: I'm the only one who doesn't know what really happened with you guys, but
Sasazuka: I finally got the gist of the story from Todoroki
SB: You've been helping out from the shadows, haven't you?
[Side-text: same ol' character intros:
Box: Main characters
A demon. His main source of food are 'riddles'.
A female high-school student. Her favourite food is hotpot chazuke
T/N: chazuke (茶漬): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chazuke
Sasazuka: I wanted to thank you, see...
Sasazuka: So I figured I'd show you around a hideout that's great for a getaway.
Neuro: And that's why we're fishing, I see!!
SB: Sensei can't get any breathing space as well!
T/N: She can't get any relaxation done, and she's getting choked by Neuro literally ^^;T/N: Not too sure what that packet is. It reads ふりえさ
Neuro: She'll definitely be delighted!
Yako thoughts: So that's how it is
Yako thoughts: ...But I'm happy
Yako thoughts: Seems like we're much closer than before...
SB: Fishing, hm...?
Neuro: We're going to bring in a fine catch
SFX: Zazaa... (sound of waves)
Yako: Wow, it's beautiful!
SB: Just an hour's travel to get to such a lovely place!
Sasazuka: When I was a student, I'd come here to de-stress
Sasazuka: Here are the photos from before and after the trip
SB: I'm like a completely different person after the refreshing, don't you think?
Yako thought: He himself remains completely unchanged, but there are 5 other places that are different![Page 7]
[Side-text: The PS2 game "Let's battle! Culprit gathering!" has gathered great reviews and is on sale! What kind of fight will it be with Neuro VS Sai?! Absolutely worth checking out!!]
SB: You're late!!
SB: Mr. Ishigaki and Ms. Todoroki
SB: It's you guys!!
Jun: You guys...
SB 1: You were at the pharmaceutical company that day, weren't you?
SB 2: I'm sure I saw you guys there...
SB 1: Look- as you can see, we're completely different people!
SB 2: You must've gotten us confused under the extreme stress!!
Lit: extreme situation
Sasazuka: Let it be, Todoroki. Don't delve any deeper.
Sasazuka: I can guarantee that they're not the type of people who can switch from being friend to foe.
Todoroki: ...[Page 8]
Jun: So you guys were invited over by sempai to fish too, huh
SB: Got any experience?
Yako: Ah, I've been fishing only once!!
Yako: When I was little, I was taken along by my father, but
Yako's father: Got it, Yako?
SB: Fishing is a hobby for refined adults
Yako's father: Understanding the ocean, understanding fish, understanding people
Yako's father: When you have assembled all that knowledge... Woah I've got one!!
Lit: It's here!
Yako's father: Hahaha, look, look, Yako!!
SB: If you wait for one day you'll catch something like this!!
Deep fried ankari
Lit: Recommended way of processing/cooking itT/N: what's an あんかり? O_o
Yako: Fishing's lots of fun!!
Sashimi, cut into thin slices
Price: 3 times that of ainame
Yako: It seems my beginner's luck greatly wounded by father's pride...
Arrow: train ticket
Yako: When I finished eating the catch, I discovered he had gone home
Yako: It was just something I caught casually, by chance, that's all...
Jun: ...[Page 10]
Sasazuka: All the same, if you're experienced then I'll be brief
SB 1: I've prepared everything
SB 2: So take it easy.
Neuro: Well then, I have a proposition to make
SFX: gosu (elbow)
Neuro: Why don't we play a conventional game?
Neuro: "The person who makes the largest catch
SB: Can order the person with the smallest catch as they like"
Jun: Oh, that sounds interesting
SB: Let's go for it![Page 11]
Sasazuka: ...Well, sure, but
SB: You better not do anything fishy, okay?
T/N: sorry, couldn't resist
Neuro: Of course!
SB: I shall win with this overworld fishing rod
??: Riiight, then, the fishing showdown starts now!!
Yako: ...You sure came up with something easy this time, Neuro
Yako: As usual, it's a plan to turn me into your slave, but...
SB: Fish and humans are different
Yako: It's impossible to pick whatever size you want when fishi-...
Lit: targetting a particular size with just speed and skill when fishing is impossibleT/N: Is there's a typo here? いくらあんたでも just doesn't make sense. いくらなんでも?[Page 12]
SFX: bichi bichi (thrash thrash)
Fuku (puffer fish)
T/N: are puffer fish really that big?!
Jun: Woah, that was super speedy!!
SB: It's my first time ever seeing such a big puffer fish!!
SFX: buku (swell)
T/N: Jun, sure you wanna be holding that?
Neuro: Your father said so before as well...
Neuro: This is a contest between man and fish
Neuro: You think I would be a slow fisher...
SB: In a game which requires the use of intellect?
Yako: Like I said, there's no way I'm ending up as last!!
SB: Someone else is going to take that spot, so too bad, huh?!
T/N: someone else is going to be last
SB: This was also included in my calculations
SB: Looks like I'm in the safe-ish zone
Sasazuka: Delicious, isn't it?
SB: It's the season for plump seabass
Suzuki (sea bass)
Grilled mince with liver sauté
Sasazuka: Let's prepare the sea bass now
SB: Seems like Neuro's brought along all the cooking utensils
Background text, left to right:
Recommended dish: Grilled
Broiled with salt[Page 14]
Sasazuka: We're eating it, right?
SFX: Fuu--- (drift)
Neuro thought: ...Hehehe
SB: You've succumbed
Neuro thought: In your case...
SB: It's only natural for your heart to be completely captivated by the fish other people have caught
Neuro thought: In the meanwhile...
SB: The others will steadily increase their scores
Neuro thought: By the time you come to your sense, you'll become the best last place winner[Page 15]
Neuro thought: This is the dark hell of fishing!!
Neuro thought: It's too late, you're already up to your shoulders in the sea of slavery!!
SB: You set me up
SB: Whatever are you talking about?[Page 16]
Yako thought: ...This is bad!!
Yako thought: I've definitely lost to my hunger pangs and in fishing
Yako thought: There must be something I can do to strike back!!
T/N: figuratively, not literally
SB: Is it all right to ask for a helper?
Neuro: Out of question
And I still lose I'll be a slave for life!!
I'll never stop licking your shoes, ever!!
Lit: in the case of your shoes, my tongue will never leave them in my life time
Sasazuka: In that case you'll have no choice but to reign in your appetite, won't you
Neuro: ...Well, all right then
SB: But if your helper doesn't make it to the top you still lose
Yako: I did it!
SB: I'm gonna call him right now!!
SFX: Nyari (grin)[Page 17]
Yako: Anyhow, you must've thought I'd be calling in an ordinary helper, didn't you, Neuro?
Yako: But, if it's fishing for big prey
Yako: I've got my own connections in the area
SFX: kikii (braking)
SFX: zaa (step)
Honjou: It's the sea
SFX: zazaa... (washing waves)
Honjou: As I thought, today sure is a calm day
SB: Over here, over here!!
Honjou: Hey, brat
SB: You made a good choice, givin' me a call
Sasazuka: I was wondering who it was and it turns out to be Mr. Honjou
SB: Thanks for the valuable information that time
SB: You're having it tough with the constant work after all
Yako: Okay, Uncle?
SB: When it seems like you're about to get a big catch...
Honjou: I get you
SB: It'll be a breeze once we use my invention
Honjou: You can sit back and relax while leaving it up to me
SFX: Tataa (pitter patter)
Signboard: Beware the Sea God!!
SFX: Go x 5 (sounds of impending doom)
Signboard: Beware the sea god!!
T/N: rest is unreadable[Page 19]
Signboard panel 1:
Beware the sea god!!
Signboard panel 2:
Recently, the sea god has been appearing along this stretch of the coast
Signboard panel 3:
It is of a different nature to the gods of ponds or lakes.
It is the Emperor of all the oceans that span the vast Earth.
You will die if you try to fish here,
so please never approach the shore.
T/N: Can't read that kanji. Also, I'm not sure if it's "if you try to fish here" or "if you try to catch it (the god)". I use the word 'god' in the Shinto context. Alternative translations of 主 are 'master' or 'owner'
Text: Appearing in the ocean are the children of fish, or is it...?!
Text: Majin Tantei Nougami Neuro... Chapter 172 end