Naruto Ch. 314 Unsolicited and unnecessary translation
-> RTS Page for Naruto 314
Because there's no such thing as having too many translations for a single manga! :p
(actually, I really wanted to try my hand at some of the lines in this chapter... can't say I feel I really succeeded, though).
Would appreciate feedback on translation mistakes and typos, as always.
Title: Akatsuki strikes!
Who appears before the two Akatsuki as they complete their hunt?!
Zetsu(katakana): 'seems you're done with the hunt...
Zetsu(katakana): And that ridiculously long ceremony as well.
Hidan: Oh, man! C'mon, first him and now you?
Hidan: You heathens wanna gimme a break already!
*Thanks to Taylor for his suggestion on these last two lines. :)
Zetsu(hiragana): In sadness, you have no one else.
Zetzu(katakana): The one thing you can put your faith in is yourself.
Kakuzu: I beg to differ. The one thing you can put your faith in is money.
Hidan: I knew it! There he goes!
Hidan: You know, it's thanks to that stupid side job of yours that our search for "jinchuuriki" is taking this long!
Kakuzu: Hey, I teamed up with you 'cuz you said there was money in religion.
Kakuzu: I'm Akatsuki's treasurer - try putting yourself in *my* shoes.
Zetsu(hiragana): There's no denying money's important!
Zetsu(katakana): More important is that you get on with your search.
Zetsu(katakana): I'll look after this "two tail" in the meantime.
Hidan: Hey, this is a temple...'you thinking we'll find it in a place like this?
Kakuzu: But this is no ordinary temple... so there's a good chance we *might.*
Monk A: What is that?
Monk B: The Great Iron Gate has been breached!
Monk C: Inform Chiriku-Sama at once!
Hidan: From the look on their faces, I'd say the Church of Jashin won't be making any converts today!
Monk A: Those uniforms... doubtless it's those we hear of...
Monk A: Akatsuki!
Young Monk(ey): We have intruders in the temple!
Chiriku: Who, pray?
Monkey-chan: They who are known as "Akatsuki"!
Chiriku: Indeed I had feared this day would come...
Chiriku: *I* shall face them.
Chiriku: Of the rest, I demand only support.
Hidan: Here we go...*another* righteous one...
Kakuzu: In more ways than one. His head is worth 30 million "ryou" (currency) in our bingo book.
Hidan: Dude...we're not here for profit, ya know.
Hidan: You kill a monk for money, you burn in hell.
Kakuzu: They say money makes the *under*world turn.
Kakuzu: So I might as well.
Chiriku: I know not your aim here, but you will leave at once!
Hidan: No need for pointless killing, eh?
Hidan: Unfortunately, that just doesn't fly with my sect.
Kakuzu: The temple of ninja hailed as Fire Country's "Temple of fire"...
Kakuzu: It is said the monks are masters of a special power known as "The Hermit's Skill"...
Kakuzu: None moreso than our 30 million dollar man here*... An elite ninja who was once part of the "Twelve Ninja Warrior Bodyguards" who protect Fire Country's Daimyou.
*Sue me for the pun, if you like.
Hidan: One of the "Twelve Ninja Warrior Bodyguards"*?
*Hey, I don't make up the terms, I just translate them. Fun fact: if you read these characters etymologically, you could translate the term as "Twelve Enduring Penis Administration Protectors." And no, I'm not making this up.
Hidan: So he's that big a deal, huh?
Kakuzu: The cloth with the emblem of Fire Country hanging from his waist attests to that.
Kakuzu: Try not to let your guard down, or you'll end up dead.
Hidan: How many times do I have to say there's no point in telling me that, Kakuzu!
Kakashi: Alright...time to train!
Kakashi: What is it?
Naruto: No, no, it's just like... you know, it's been a long time since I trained with you and stuff, Kakashi-Sensei...
Naruto: 'can't quite put my finger on why, but I'm real excited!
Kakashi: Well, you won't be smiling for long, hahahah!
Kakashi: Seeing as how time's not exactly on our side and all.
Kakashi: Like I told you back at the hospital, the purpose of this training is to develop your very own ultimate Ninjustu.
Kakashi: One greater than Rasengan.
Kakashi: To achieve as much, there are two requisite skills: the ability to "change the nature" of chakra and the ability to "change the form" of chakra.
Naruto: Change the nature and the form of chakra?
Kakashi: Yeah... Take "Chidori", for instance... you change the nature of chakra so that it resembles electric current...
Kakashi: And then you change its form so that it resembles an electric discharge...thus fixing the power and range of the attack.
Kakashi: In that sense, Rasengan's a bit different from Chidori, in that you could say it only requires you to master the ability to change the form of chakra.
Kakashi: Since it's a justu that consists of focusing chakra by making it spin violently at high speed...
Kakashi: The ability to change the nature of chakra doesn't factor into the equation.
Naruto: Yeah, that whole naturally changing thing...*
Kakashi: In order to create a jutsu more powerful than Rasengan, this "ability to change the nature of chakra" becomes absolutely necessary.
Naruto: Yeah, got it! Alright! I'm all pumped for this natural change stuff!
*All this time, Kakashi is speaking in Kanji, while Naruto answers in Katakana. What this means is that Naruto has no idea what he's saying when he repeats the words "ability to change the nature of chakra" - he's just sounding them out. I wanted to bring that out in this translation, so I tweaked his lines a bit.
Kakashi: 'can't say it looks like he's getting any of this... But in the end, he's the type that learns things by *doing* them, so this shouldn't pose much of a problem.
Kakashi: But the mastery of such a skill takes a great deal of time...
Kakashi: Just a while ago I meant to tell you how it is that we're going to cut the amount of time needed dramatically.
Naruto: Right!.... so, how?
Kakashi: No point keeping you in suspense, so...
Kakashi: That would be...
Asuma: Somehow, I feel I'm beginning to understand what you kept saying to me back then...
Asuma: You'll have to forgive me for having left Konoha, and always doing as I pleased ...
Asuma: Although I can't say I regret it...
Asuma: Now, I'm even beginning to think it might not have been so bad that I was born into the Sarutobi clan...
Asuma: You were pretty awesome - exemplary in your role as Village Elder...
Hidan: So... no Jinchuuriki here either.
Hidan: As soon as I'm done with my prayers, dude, it's on to the next location!
Kakuzu: Not quite.
Kakuzu: We're picking up the bounty on this corpse. Money comes first.
Hidan: Dude... mind if I get real pissed at you this once? I mean, seriously...
Monk(ey?): I must inform Konoha!
Kakuzu: It's vast, Fire Country... the more detours we take, the more ground we cover.
Hidan: That settles it! All these delays are your fault and your freakin' fault *only*! Shit!
Akatsuki continues to kick ass and take names! Will konoha bust out the ole' can o' whoop-ass? Next time: Monkey boy tells on Akatsuki*!
*sue me. :amuse