A soccer series new to MH!
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Shoot! - Chapter 50
Translation by fosskers
Notes: Being new to this series, I have no idea who anybody is, so most lines have no names attached to them. Have mercy on me.
I go by numbers in the file name, not the number it says on the page
Generally, a break in a typing line seperates bubbles, and a double space will seperate speech between
different cells or speech between different people. Hope that's not confusing! :)
At the appointed hour...
Now that we're here...
Sorry, sorry... anyway now that we're here...
Oooh man! That chick was dynamite!
As if it dropped... just like that...
Announcers: 2 - 0!!!
Kakegawa* tries frantically to hold on as Kitakou* easily scores!
This is the true "disappearing ball"!
The knuckle shot!!
The knuckle shot..?
It's the same as a knuckle ball in baseball.
Usually when you kick or throw a ball, it'll rotate, right?
That rotation makes the air flow behind the ball, and so it goes straight.
Something like a drive shot?
Well that just increases the spin.
The drive shot speeds up a slow-moving ball. Even if it goes in, it wouldn't suddenly drop with a thud like that shot did just now.
Want to know the secret?
You stop the rotation!
Against air coming straight for it..
..a ball with no rotation will sway, and suddenly change its direction completely.
They call it the knuckle ball in baseball.
Right as the batter starts to swing, the ball drops in the exact same way.
Hold on! Throwing a ball and kicking one are completely different!
How do we...
If you kick the center of the ball with the tip of your toe, it won't spin.
The problem isn't how you kick...
It's WHERE you kick.
If you miss the center by even just a little, the ball will spin.
You have to kick it with the tip.
The logic of it is simple enough, but its not something just anyone can do.
That was just a fluke!
There's no way the way that went in was normal!
If that was from a play somehow...
For a first-year to do something like that...
... while we were all moving around...!
I'm telling you it's possible! (lit. It can be done/it's possible)
Hirose can do it.
Back when he went to Kitakou for reconnaissance,
he wouldn't go to practise if he had to take care of his little brother.
They would always go to a park and play catch.
His brother wasn't very confident in the ball they were using,
so Hirose would always just catch and return it using only his feet.
Huh? Only his feet?
Yeah, and what they were using wasn't a soccer ball, either.
It was a baseball.
I... never owned a soccer ball as a kid...
soccer was always something he could do easily.
Controlling a soccer ball,
has always been very simple to him.
But there wasn't much force behind his shot so..
..if we know what the knuckle shot will do before it happens...
It sounds like the ball varies irregularly each time.
Even the kicker himself won't know where it'll go.
Kenji... (Finally! A name! Kenji is the keeper)
I've never seen it change like that before....
If he does it again...
I don't know if I'll be able to stop it..!
What should we do..?!
Pull yourself together, Kenji!!
If they see us talking like this, it'll go exactly as they want!
You'll have to get used to that shot.
Those last two shots went in no problem.
Think carefully! Watch carefully!
Quickly, Kakegawa. It's the kick off.
Get to mid-field! I'll stay here and help keep goal.
Hattori... (Hell ya! Another name!)
Any more goals on us and it'll start to hurt.
Kenji and I will stop that shot. You guys do whatever you can to keep a solid front line.
Wa... wait a second...
We're down two points!
How are we supposed to get more than that without you?
It can't be done!
There's still time!
Without you we're just...
Hattori: Pull yourself together!!
Have you forgotten our match against Roikou*?!
Kamiya. (Names! Yes!)
Hattori: You'll be the one giving instructions at the front lines.
I know this won't be the first time you've done it.
Wasn't it the same at Fukuroisen* where you pushed through without me?
is your true power.
Ref: Hurry Kakegawa!
Let's get this match going!
Announcers: Could that be it for the first half?
Nahhh~... But that shot really flew, didn't it!
First-year Hirose's disappearing shot!
Here it comes!!
Announcers: Hirose shoots!
Announcers: Shiroishi jumps for it! (Kenji's last name...?)
Announcers: No good!!!
Kenji: Kubo-san...! (I guess his name is Hattori Kubo. I'll call him Kubo from now on.)
Announcers: Kubo? It's Kubo!!
He stopped the ball in one fell swoop! Impressive!
Kubo fell back behind the goal line to guard the shot!
He did it!
It's not impossible, so get the hang of it quickly.
Remeber to follow it with your eyes.
If you're serious you have to learn to do it yourself! Got it?!
Kubo: You need an unusual sense for soccer...
You need more guts than anyone!
You protect the Kakegawa goal.
Don't forget that.
Accouncer: Alright! Kakegawa heads to the front...
What a huge kick!
This is our game!
We can win this...
But getting a goal comes first!!
Ahhhh what nice weather!
The leaves keep piling up~
What are you doing? Why are you running!?
Please don't leave me behiiiiind!
Chapter 50 - Fin
Kakegawa : 掛川 : Team name, could be their High school.
Kitakou : 北高 : Probably short for "North high school of such-and-such"
Roikou : 袋工： Another team from the past, it seems
Fukuroisen: 袋井工戦 ：Refers to the match they had against Roikou