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Ooookay, I finally have a raw of this. Like a month after the volume was published now. I'm gonna get it done, and try to be a bit faster. I've got all the names and locations down now, and I think I can find all the names of any other French things I may need to. And weird historical things, and all that. It's gonna be awesome, this manga's a site to behold.
[Innocent 9 Translation by Kewl0210]
Bottom: Source Material: Adachi Masakatsu "Executioner Sanson"
1753, Paris at night before the revolution---, "As the son of a king is a king, so is the son of an executioner an executioner". The class system and heritage ruled over society. A 14-year-old Charles Henri Sanson takes his fathers place on an execution scaffold for the first time... Vowing a war against his own "blood law", Charles begins to walk towards his "ideal", however----?!
Reflected in the eyes that move forward are the crimson flames of purgatory. That color cannot be seen by those that fear sparks of fire.
Bottom: Source Material: Adachi Masakatsu "Executioner Sanson"
Title: I am Innocent
Je suis innocent.
Description: In the 18th century, seeking "freedom and equality", the event that became the starting point of modern French society, the French Revolution, began. There was one more little-known protagonist that lived within that darkness of that era, Henry Charles Sanson. This is the hisoire of how he faced that cruel fate with nobility-----.
Bottom: Ce volume 2 contient les episodes numbero 9 a 29.
(This Volume 2 contains episodes 9 to 29.)
This work is based on historical persons and events, with dramatization for some parts.
Top: The Genealogy of the Executioners of Paris, the Sanson Family
First Generation [Top Box]
Charles Sanson de Longval
Fell in love with the daughter of an executioner and later became an executioner.
Top Right: Marguerite Jeanne
Daughter of the Dieppe Executioner under the rule of Louis the 13th
Lower: 2nd Generation
Little sister of the first generation's second wife
The "Iron Law" of the Sanson Family
Nicolas Charles Gabriel
Executioner Directly Under the Officers of the Imperial Court
"Prevote De l'Hotel"
Executioner of Riems
Box: Third Generation
Charles Jean Baptiste
Left: Anne Renée
Married to the Executioner of Soissons, Chrétien Zelle
Far Left: Madeleine
Below: Madeleine Claude Gabrielle
Would later marry the executioner of Melun, Piere Ellison.
Far Right: Jeanne Gabrielle
The daughter of the executioner of Touraine
Box: Fourth Generation
Head of the Sanson Family.
The Fourth Generation "Monsieur De Paris".
Louis Charles Martin
Later executioner of Tours and Auxerre.
Later, the executioner of Blois.
Later, executioner of Provins.
Map: Sanson Family Residence [Top]
Church of Saint-Laurent [Top Right]
Palais-Royal [Top Center]
Place de Greve [Right Top Box]
Hotel de Ville (Paris Government Office Building) [Far Right box]
Bastille [Far Right]
Seine River [River]
Louvre Palace [Center below Palais-Royal]
Conciergerie [Bottom left box]
Tuileries Palace [Left above Conciergerie]
Place de la Concorde [Far left]
Champs-Eysees [Far left top]
18th Century France [Big Box]
Heading: Historie jusqu'a present.
(The story leading to the present)
In May of 1753, a father and son visit the Paris Government Office Building, Hotel De Ville, clad in black cloaks. The father's name is Charles Jean Baptiste (Nicknamed Baptiste), and the son's name is Charles-Henri Sanson (Nicknamed Charles). They are the current third and future fourth dons of all of Paris's executioners, the Sanson Family's "Monseir de Paris". But as they are frequently called "Grim Reapers" by the people of Paris, Charles is agonizing over inheriting that occupation.
That night, during a family dinner, the Grandmother Anne-Marthe said this: "Just like how a king's son becomes a king, all of the Sanson family members are destined to become executioners." Upon Charles refusing to succeed as the fourth generation executioner, his father, Baptiste used a torture device that been handed down in the family for generations, a "Brodequin", on Charles. As it was a fate he inherited from the first generation and because he understood that he could not escape it, with anger and sadness in his heart, Charles took the executioner's sword in hand.
June of that year, on summer solstice, in prayer for a good harvest and prosperity, everyone would drink and dance in the exciting "Saint Jean Fire Festival". Earl Chartrois invited the Sanson father and son to a party he was holding. But on a day shortly before this, Charles met a young man that made his heart dance, Jean. Though Charles did not want his identity to become known to him. Chartois ordered them to cut off the head of a lion as side entertainment for the party. With this father collapsed from a stroke, Charles had to take his place, donning the name of the fourth generation Monsieur De Paris. With great tact, Charles rejected the unreasonable command. Though this allowed Jean to learn of Charles' identity, they reached mutual understanding as a result of the pain they were born with, and swore resolutely to oppose their fates. But the two of them knew nothing of the tragedy that awaited them.
A few days alter, the Sanson family received an order for execution. The name of the victim was Jean De Chartrois. To avoid being charged of the crime of being a traitor to France for having been found with an English bible in his study, Earl Chartrois pinned it on the son he had with his concubine, Jean. The truth of this matter was that it was a scheme by the Navy faction, a faction antagonistic to the Army General Earl Danielson which had been the guest of honor at the party, had planted it there as a trap for the General's subordinate, Chartrois. Jean was then falsely charged with the crime. But once a judgement is handed down, it is impossible to overturn. Also, the army general personally selected the executioner. That person was the fourth head of the Sanson house, Charles-Henri Sanson.
And he has now swung the "sword of justice" down onto the nape of neck of the friend he had once sworn to fight their painful fates with--------
[There's a little thingy.]
Narration: "Carrying out my missions is an act of justice.
There is no vulgarity nor cowardice in that spilling human blood---..."
(Excerpt from "The Sanson Family Memoirs" Volume 2)
Title: n°9 Pomegranate
[Who's ready for some visual metaphors?]
[I sure am. They're easy to translate.]
[Sakamoto-sensei's eyes are so fun to look at...]
[So are his intestines.]
[It was a frog the whole time!]
[Yep. That's a metaphor too.]
Anne: Stand up, Charles!!!
Guy: M-Madam, please calm down!!!
Anne: He's still alive! You must continue to strike the head until it is properly severed!!!!
Jean: HYUUU HYUUU
Anne: Please hurry, Charleeees!!!
It is nearly done!!!
A human body has a mere five or six pintes.
Two pintes have bled since you chopped the neck...!!
Asterisk: A unit of measure from this era. 1 pinte = Approximately 952.1 milliliters
Anne: ...Just a little more.
Come now, swing one more time with all your might!!!
[Dude. Didn't you get the whole thing about the Atlas neck bone...?]
Anne: Do iiiiiit! Charleeeees!!!!
[Look at him good. He even bent the sword.]
[For anyone who wanted a metaphor, there's Jean's head.]
[And there it isn't.]