Only for use by HWMN
I've already got the Gash thing done, so I've just got one more chapter and the gaiden chapter after this.
[Doubutsu no Kuni 20 Translation by Kewl0210]
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Title: Word.20 Eternity Fruit
Tarouza: It looks like it'll be impossible for Pinta, Dabo
Mommy and Kurokagi...
Monoko: I'll go!
Tarouza: Mm. Thank you.
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Tarouza: On top of this
is the thing what I've been searching for!!
Tarouza: The thing I've been searching for for so long!!!
Hector: There are only
5 of the animal known as humans here.
All humans besides you have been wiped out.
I won't believe it!!
That's right!! You've been living in the ocean, right, Hector?!
How could you know anything about humans that live on the land!!
Hector: This is quit a long time ago,
but I used to have a human friend.
Hector: His name was "Kuou".
He would come to see me quite often.
Tarou: And that Kuou said that humans were wiped out?
did the humans die?
Hector: I don't know the details,
but when I met Kuou,
there were only 10 humans left in this world.
Hector: We whales had passed down the information about how
many humans killed each other in things called "wars".
But it's hard to believe that a species could be wiped out just from killing each other.
Lowering their numbers is simple,
but going extinct is not something that happens easily.
Kuou also investigated the reason for them being wiped out.
Without knowing the reason,
he cry, saying "The number of humans has decreased again."
Tarouza: And now there's only 5...?
he said "5 will appear".
Hector: He didn't tell me the details, but he said "If all goes well, 5 will appear."
I also thought "Will that really happen?", but...
7 years ago... I really sensed 5 creatures that were the same as Kuou.
Hector: It may have been because I was so deeply involved with the human known as Kuou,
but seven years ago, I saw five lights in a dream.
Tarou: And those lights were humans?
Hector: Mm. I also knew that you would be coming here, somehow.
Hector: I suppose it's just a mysterious power that some animals have.
Kuou said that animals have a power like that in their brains, but...
Hector: Ah, that's right, Tarouza.
I have something I'd like to confirm about you.
Tarouza: What is it?
Hector: Those words you speak, can you talk not only with whales, but also with all animals?
Hector: Yes. Humans call humans' cry words.
Tarouza: Yes. My cry...
My words can communicate with all animals.
Hector: Then, Tarouza, have you met with other humans?
Tarouza: Yes. I've met 2.
Whale: Could those 2 also speak with all animals?
Tarouza: Yeah, they could.
Why do you know all this?
Can't humans' words always communicate with all animals?
Hector: No. My friend Kuou could only speak with fellow humans.
The reason he could speak with me, a whale,
was because of a tool made through human technology.
please allow me to question you a bit more.
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Hector: Have you used those words to speak with many different kinds of animals, Tarouza?
And what have you thought as a result?
Why are are some animals meat-eating animals and some plant-eating animals?
Why do they have to eat each other?!!
Why can't all animals get along with each other?!!
Hector: He's truly the child that Kuou wished for!!!
SO he really did appear...?
Hector: Strong animals eat weak animals.
Is there anything wrong with that?!
Hector: I think one of the reasons I enjoy being in the sea
is I just have to open my mouth and I can eat enough fish to fill my stomach.
Hector: Eating is joyful.
Please don't take away that joy from me.
SFX: ZABAAAA BICHI BICHI BICHI BICHI
Tarou: But the animals that are eaten are always crying!!
Even when meat-eating animals come in contact with plant-eating animals,
they want to become friends, I thought!!
Hector: That's only when their stomachs are not empty.
Hector: If they're hungry, meat-eating animals can only see plant-eating animals as food.
That's because if they don't eat, they'll die.
It's a survival instinct.
Tarouza: Yeah! But then all we need is plants that even meat-eating animals can eat!!
If we had some fruit that tasted even better than meat, meat-eating animals could survive without eating plant-eating animals!!
And they could become freinds
with ones they want to be friends with!!
I've been searching for a fruit like that forever!!
A plant that even meat-eating animals can eat!!
Or a fruit, or nut!!!
If there were only something like that...
Hector: The fruit you seek
Its name is the "Eternity Fruit".
It is the ultimate crop that humans have made.
Monoko: Oh. Taro-chan. You're awake?
Monoko: Then let's go eat some food.
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Hector: Humans have techniques to create various different tools called technology.
They change the form of rocks and such things and can use them to manipulate things like fire and light.
They've used those techniques to even go to the moon and other planets.
Hector: And that power
can also freely change the forms of plants and fruit.
That's called biotechnology.
My friend Kuou also had the dream of allowing all animals to get along.
Perhaps among all of the humans dying, he sought to have many friends.
Kuou used that that biotechnology and strived day and night doing research.
And he finally finished it.
A fruit that had a taste that any animal could be satisfied with
and had no problems nutritionally.
It even grows well on barren soil.
And strives well against a lack of water and disease!!
Because he said that fruit "would make animals get along for all eternity"......
Kuou named it the "Eternity Fruit".
[Strawberry fields forever.]
Monoko: It-It's a field!!
Tarouza: Yeah, a field.
Monoko: So someone's been growing them?
The "Eternity Fruits"!!!
We did it, huh?!
We did it, Taro-chan!!
Tarouza: f inally......
Animals from other lands cannot come in here.
Tarouza: Are you the ones that are growing that field?
Then, those fruits.......
Could you share a few seeds of them with me?!!
Just one handful...
Monoko: You bastard!! What're you doing to Taro-chan?!!
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Something: Help! Help!!
Tarou: That kitten?!
Hey! Eat this! Eat this!!
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Tarou: Hey! If you don't eat, you'll die!!
This isn't meat, it's a fruit, but...
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Gorilla: I let them live.
But they can't move anymore. Take them and go.
Tarou: Mommy, Kurokagi......
I'm sorry for the trouble I always cause......
But this is gonna be the last time, so......
This is my last act of selfishness, so...
Please, give me some seeds.
Just a handful is fine.
Gorilla: We will give you no seeds!!!
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Tarou: Just one handful
huge and scary, but...
you're a good guy...
If you wanted to kill me, you could do it in one punch, but...
you're holding back with your strength so you can hit me without killing me...
Gorilla: I won't be able to hold back forever!!!
Hurry and get out of here!!!
Tarou: I need them...
I've been searching for them for so long...
Gorilla: We will not share these fruits with animals from the outside!!
Tarou: If I just... have
Tarou: Meat-eating animals and... grass-eating animals will
be able... to get along......
Gorilla: It's true that there are fruits in this field
that even meat-eating animals can eat.
Gorilla: But just having those fruits......
Tarou: Don't say it.
Tarouza: A whale called Hector
Hector: But, Tarouza......
Hector: Even with the Eternity Fruit,
he wasn't able to rid this world of the concept of the strong preying on the weak.
Hector: Meat-eating animals would gladly eat the "Eternity Fruit"
bit at the same time
they didn't stop eating meat...
For meat-eating animals,
the Eternity Fruit was just
"another thing that I can eat now."
The taste of meat they'd eaten for generations as well as their eating habits
did not change even with the Eternity Fruit.
No matter how much Kuou tried to make them only eat the Eternity Fruit,
it was no use.
Hector: Kuou went into despair, and he brought that fruit high into the mountains and disappeared...
I might not have gone well for Kuou...
I need that fruit.
If I can get rid
of even one of those screams...
Tarouza: Mommy and the comrades I love so much...
Tarouza: If even one more animal can smile, then...
Tarouza: Share the seeeeeeeeds!!!
Riemu: Y... You woke up, huh?
M-M-M-My name is Riemu.
W-w-w-w-what's your name?
Tarouza: I'm Tarouza.
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Riemu: He's also a "human"! And a male!
SFX: DOKKI DOKKI DOKKI DOKKI (Heartbeat)
Riemu: You're hurt pretty bad, so don't move.
I'll go get you treatment right away.
I was thinking about stopping Gorion,
but I hesitated......
I finally resolved myself and plead for you.
But you weren't moving one twitch anymore...
But I'm glad you're still twitching and moving...
You're tougher than you look, you know.
And you've got a really strong heart.
Gorion and the others won't lay a hand on you anymore.
Riemu: I'll give you some Eternity Fruits, Tarouza.
But I have one favor to ask.
please live hear with me.
The screams from animals eating other animals
is more than I can bear.
Tarouza, you need
to live more for your own happiness.
You mustn't leave here anymore.
You won't leave this place anymore.
Narration: Regarding the Eastern Japan Earthquake
Raiku: To everyone affected by the large earthquake in Eastern Japan,
my deepest sympathies go out to all of you.
When I saw this earthquake on TV, I saw tons of unbelievable scenery.
It really hit home for me how much of a danger mother nature can be.
A motorcycle-comrade senpai who suffered from the disaster
called for fund-raising as well as sending manga to the places affected by the disaster.
Handwritten: We communicate through Twitter.
Raiku: I could only send a little bit of manga there.
But Koudansha was able to send 12,000 books of manga and other publications to the affected area...
When I think of all the children it must have made happy, it really makes me happy, too.
sending books to
the affected area
Handwritten: All right!!
Raiku: For fundraising, I put this sort of picture on the net...
A lot of other authors started doing charities as well.
Asterisk: *The lines inside the speech bubbles are from a poster calling for donations.
Kiyomaro: Even if it's under 1000 yen,
Gash: That's big money!
Tarou: I think it's the biggest support we can give!
Monoko: Here's the bank account to transfer to!!
Raiku: You don't need to give an unreasonable amount for donations. Even 100 yen is fine.
And if you could just keep sending one donation every month, it would really make people happy.
Box: Donations Box