Brand New Rude Boys
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Chapter 92: Brand New Rude Boys
Person: GWAH! // Aah...
Other person: Next one's mine, aniki.
Person: Please...please forgive me...
Other person: These punks aren't even worth talking about... // Heh. // Looks like Teiken's just...
Other person: NOT WORTH SHIT!
Maeda: So? // What's the big deal about Ioka?
Wajima: Maeda-san, Since you and the others got back... // He's been getting really violent...well, he was always like that... // It's just he goes nuts over the smallest things... // You gotta do something, Maeda-san!
Maeda: Forget it! // He's just jealous that Masa-san and Asano got together. You're already 20 and you can't figure that one out?
Wajima: You little...! I'm telling you because he's hurt a lot of the first years already!
Hamada: We just want to settle things here before we graduate.
Ohashi: We have to do something or we'll just look like morons.
Maeda: I said forget it, morons.
Maeda: Why? // It's a pain in the ass, that's why. // I got a headache, I'm out.
Katsuji/Yoneji: Wait up, we're still smoking.
Mutou: It's like Maeda-san's getting soft.
Ohashi: Like that'd happen!
Hamada: He was fierce when he was a first year, but that's all gone now.
Wajima: Won't lift a fucking finger.
Yoneji: Come on! Seriously, guys, isn't that a bit much? // Maeda-san's been fighting all over Kansai already...
Katsuji: It's not like he's got anything to prove to anyone. // And you guys weren't there when he got all bloody...
Wajima: But, it's just... // ....
Seiji: Sorry I'm late, guys!
Seiji: That old man at the shop couldn't remember shit...soda cool with you guys?
Others: Yeah, sure, thanks!
Mutou: Oh, yeah, you guys were on the trip so you don't know him... // This guy came all the way from Hokkaido to be here! // He's a first year, his name's Seiji.
(T/N: Hokkaido is the northernmost island of Japan.)
Seiji: Hello. // I'll do anything you need me to do, so just ask.
Mutou: The one with the big nose is Yoneji.
Mutou: And the one with the wide forehead is Katsuji.
Katsuji: Are...are you trying to start a fight?
Seiji: You guys have all been in so many fights, right? I have to get some practice in...
Wajima: So were you big back home?
Seiji: No, that was just for show. // I've never really been in a fight...
Yoneji: Don't worry, you'll get plenty of chances with the first years around here. // Nice to meet you, then.
Seiji: You too...
Seiji: So, uh...
Seiji: Who controls the school, I mean, who's like the strongest guy here?
Wajima: That's you, Ha...
Hamada: Maeda-san. He's a second year.
Katsuji: But nothing!
Yoneji: You can't say Maeda-san's not the strongest guy here!
Wajima: Yeah...but he hasn't been doing much lately...
Katsuji: What does that have to do with it? // He said he got a cold so he left early.
Wajima: But... // He can't just keep wimping out forever.
Katsuji: I can tell him you said that.
Wajima: Uh...just kidding! Just kidding!
Seiji: So, uh... // You guys don't really trust this Maeda-san much, huh?
Ohashi: Well, it's not that...
Seiji: Hmmm.... // Tell me more about him.
Maeda: *cough* // I thought idiots never got colds... // So I must be pretty smart. // I'm going home.
(T/N: "Idiots never catch colds" is a Japanese superstition)
Maeda: *cough* *cough* // *cough* // *cough*
Chiaki: Are you okay? You should really get some rest...
Maeda: I'm fine. // It's just the way you look at it. If it's a cold, a cough's a big deal. // But compared to like, lung cancer or something... // *cough*
Nakajima: Shh! There's a transfer student today!
Maeda: Wait, what!?
[Name: Toguchi Joichiro]
Joe: I'm Toguchi Joichiro. // Everybody calls me Joe. Pleased to meet you.
Masa-san: Very well. // Everyone do your best to make friends with him!
Maeda: ! // ...huh?
Maeda: *cough* *cough*
Yoneji: There's something bothering me lately... // That new guy Seiji...
Katsuji: Yeah, the first year.
Yoneji: He said he'd never been in a fight before... // But that's BS.
Yoneji: When I shook his hand yesterday... // I could tell from his grip he knows how to fight.
Katsuji: Well, if he wants a fight... // But why BS like that?
Yoneji: That's what's bothering me. // He's been asking so much about Maeda-san... // Wait...someone's here.
Maeda: Who is it?
Yoneji: Oh, wait, it's just that transfer student...
Joe: Yo. You Maeda-kun?
Maeda: Yeah? // *cough* // Oh, it's Joe, right? // How do you know my name?
Joe: Sorry to bother you... // Well, even an ex-champion boxer like Hamada Tsuyoshi knows Maeda from Teiken!
(T/N: Hamada Tsuyoshi was the WBC junior welterweight champion from 1986-1987. I think Joe is confusing him with the Hamada that he just met, but I'm not sure...)
Maeda: What's with your arm?
Joe: Oh, that?
Joe: That's... // that....
Joe: Th.... // .... // That.... // *sob*
Katsuji: Wh...why the hell's he crying like that?
Joe: I...I used to be weak...I got like this so I didn't get picked on... // But I didn't want to kill anyone so I tried not to fight... // When I moved in a couple days ago, I was just walking around... // These guys just started hitting me out of nowhere...and suddenly my arm... // And nobody came to help me...and there were so many of them... // I...I can't stand it here anymore...it's scary...
Katsuji: D...don't cry, Joe!
Maeda: Ohhh... // I...I understand, Joe... // If I can help...tell me...
Joe: Beat them... // up for me... // There! They're over there!
Maeda: Those guys? // *cough*
Joe: They just came out of nowhere! Please help...
Maeda: Got it!
Random: Huh? // AGH! // Who the hell are you?
Maeda: Shut up!
Random: What the fuck are you doing?
Maeda: *cough* // oh...
Katsuji: That's more like it!
Yoneji: You wouldn't even know he was sick!
Maeda: *cough* // Uh... // Oh...
Joe: If this town's got as many wimps as it looked like this morning, this'll be easy as hell. // He's got a punch, yeah... // But one good sob story and he's crying his eyes out, just like your info said.
Seiji: Duh. I heard it from his own guys, it can't be wrong. // And I've got more stuff to work with now. // All his guys are starting to lose their trust in him. // That's lucky for us.
Seiji: We just have to make it look like Maeda sold them out. // Then he'll be all alone.
Joe: I got it. // Make him look really bad in front of the others.
Seiji: All we have to do is play pretend a little bit more.
Joe: I just put this on to test Maeda's strength, but keeping it wrapped is a real bitch.
Seiji: Just wait until we're the one's controlling the whole school, aniki. It won't be too long.
Seiji: It might have looked easy to get that information, but I had to suck up to so many assholes for it. // And they all let their guard down.
Joe: But even if we plan, there'll be some guys who it won't work on...some of those guys would trust Maeda with their lives.
Seiji: Katsuji and Yoneji, huh? // I'll take care of that, aniki. // If worst comes to worst, we can just take out all three of them.
Joe: Maeda might have a hell of a punch... // but his boxing's not all that great...
Seiji: It's only a matter of time until we're the ones who control Teiken.
T/N: I'm not entirely sure if Joe is the correct spelling; I thought about Jou but that's written differently in Japanese, and the French edition calls him Joh. However, I thought that Joe was what Morita was going for, so I translated it that way. (Joe's name is written the exact same way as the Japanese title of Ashita no Joe, an older classic boxing manga.)