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Hamatora chapter 1
Nice: So, what's your request?
side text: Miracles, from the edge of the town
Nice: Huh? It's not a request?
What? Kamatora? No, that's wrong.
No, no, we're not Dekotora either.
Alright, listen very well.
insert: New series - HAMATORA
Nice: We are the 'hama troubleshooters. [TN: (Yoko)hama]
Hamatora! [TN: troubleshoot = toraburu shuuto]
box: Lucky people and unlucky people.
box: Fate has been decided since birth.
sign: under construction
box: Even if each is equal, life is unfair.
box: Even so
if there are small miracles in this world
side text: New series. This is a story about those whose powers can produce miracles.
box: For whom...
are they needed...
box: What's the purpose of their existence?
title: Chapter 1 - That man, Nice.
Murasaki: Is this where he is...
sign: Hamatora - Detective Office
Yumi: I've heard about this place...
Yumi: Anything... that others would refuse...
that you take on strange requests...
Yumi: Please, this is the only place I can rely on...
Nice: Oh, a request?
Sorry, this might take a while. Can you come again later?
Murasaki: Nah, I'll just wait if that's okay.
text: This guy...
Nice: You now my name?
Have I met you before?
text: Nice... I don't know anyone with a stupid name like that.
text: That's why I came here
to know the man called Nice...
sfx: munch munch
Hajime: You can't have any.
Murasaki: Uh, yeah... fine.
text: What's with her? And is that curry rice?!
text: No, no... I wonder, but only came for Nice...
Murasaki: Even so, this office is dirty!
Yumi: And so...
I'm sure that must be a ghost...
Nice: Hmhm, I see.
Nice: Do you have any clues?
Uh, yes. This is a photo of the ghost.
Nice: It's a good shot.
Yumi: Yes... then I immediately took another.
and it's not longer there.
Yumi: What... do you think?
...big, aren't they?
Nice: Ah, no! I mean, this is gonna be a big case!
Yumi: Is... is that so...
text: This guy...
text: Does he intend to take his job seriously?
Nice: Leave it to me though.
Nice: Ghosts are pretty much my specialty!
sfx: batam - crash
Nice: Waah! Sorry! I'll get a cloth!
text: Does this stupid pervy guy really...
Murasaki: hold a 'minimum'...
which means he went to Facultas, just like me?
Tachibana: Intelligence, physical ability, and minimum
Each with astonishing grades
Thank you very much.
Tachibana: Your composite grade is...82
As expected of our 55th top student... we're proud to send out a model student like you.
Tachibana: So, here is your next mission.
Tachibana: A year ago, this person left high school in mid-term.
His name is Nice.
Tachibana: Bring him back to us.
Let's get this case solved quickly.
Nice: Yumi-chan's room is on the 5th floor.
Yesterday, as she casually looked on the veranda, she saw a human-like figure...
Nice: On the pictures you took with your phone, one shows the ghost
Nice: while it's gone on the second one.
Yumi: That's right.
Nice: This isn't the work of a normal human being...
Murasaki: No, it's just the work of a pervert.
Nice: Oi, why are you coming with us?
Murasaki: I heard the story.
Nice: Don't listen in on people.
Murasaki: I'd have heard it, even if I didn't want to.
Murasaki: So, tell me, Yumi-chan.
This case.. could you leave it to me?
Murasaki: This guy is obviously trying to trick you.
Saying that ghosts are his specialty and things like that.
text: What will you do now, Nice?
Murasaki: I would do a more realistic investigation.
text: At this rate, your important case will be taken from you...
Nice: Oh, okay. Thanks!
Murasaki: Hey! Wait - wait a minute!
You... Are you serious?
Don't you have your pride?
Nobikawa : Huh? Yumi-chan?
Nobikawa: What's wrong?
Yumi: No... it's that ghost, I've asked a detective for help...
Nobikawa: Ah! Is this him?
Murasaki: No, I'm...
Nobikawa: This is the block where I and Yumi live.
Murasaki: You too?
Murasaki: You are...
Yumi lives in 505, I live above her in 605.
Nobikawa: Seems I said it so it could be misunderstood...
Murasaki: What the heck am I doing...
Nobikawa: Good luck, mr. detective!
This is my room.
Yumi: Please come in... it's not much though.
I'll make you some tea!
Murasaki: Forgive me for saying this but
Murasaki: Aren't you a bit careless? [TN: instead of defenceless I picked careless, because the first is something that's a fact, not something you decide]
Inviting an unknown man into your house...
Murasaki: Besides, that...
Yumi: You mean about Nobikawa?
Yumi: He works at the beauty parlour I go to.
Yumi: We started talking since we live in the same apartment block.
He also gave me advice when that ghost showed up...
Yumi: He's a good person.
Murasaki: Is the veranda the same as during the incident?
Yumi: Yes... I was afraid of the ghost, so I left it...
Murasaki: I said it's not a ghost.
Some agile pervert must have escaped to a room next door... Hm?
Murasaki: This is...
Yumi: The potted plat... I had it hanging on a hook...
Murasaki: The pervert panicked and bumped into it so it fell...
Murasaki: This settles it...
Murasaki: the culprit has a physical body.
Yumi: Eh... b-but...
Yumi: The shadow on the picture
in an instant...
Nice: Are you that interested in the floor below?
Nice: Stop looking at the veranda and turn on the TV.
Nobikawa: W-w-who are you?!
Where... where did you get in?
Nice: Where? The entrance, as is common.
Nobikawa: T-that's not possible!
I made sure I locked it...
yeah, you did.
Nice: When we entered the room together.
Nobikawa: What's he saying...
Nobikawa: That's not possible, is it?
Murasaki: Yes... indeed
if you think about it like that, it's impossible...
Murasaki: No tracks on the scattered sand,
disappearing in a second...
Murasaki: This was no ordinary pervert...
Murasaki: That's it!
Yumi: What's wrong?!
Murasaki: Ghosts don't exist...
Nice: This is not the work of an ordinary human.
Nice: I'm a 'Minimum Holder'
And so are you, correct?
Yumi: Wait up! Where are you going?
text (murasaki): The reason why there are no footprints on-site
Nice: You dangled from the veranda here
and went straight into Yumi-chan's apartment.
Murasaki: Oi! Nobikawa!
Murasaki: You're in, aren't you?
Nice: It seems mr. detective saw through you as well.
Nice: So, what next?
Nobikawa: Fu... fufu...
Nobikawa: How did you know...
Nobikawa: This 'power' of mine...
text: This is
simply said the difference between people... a talent received with birth...
text: It was called 'individuality'...
box: year 1959
Before the year in when Tokyo would host its first Olympics...
text: National academy - Facultas
text: The purpose of this academy is to research those with 'individuality'
and train them in order to draw out their maximum potential.
text: If a person's index finger would be even only 1cm longer than average,
the state would provide funds to conduct research from a very young age...
text: Once 'individuality' was determined, they became 'special'
With polishing, 'special' turned into 'miracle'.
text: Eventually a variety of powers grew amongst the students.
text: An eyesight of 8.00.
text: Boundless flexibility.
text: Or hair as strong as steel.
text: These 'small miracles' with a uncertain use
also meant the start of man's new possibilities.
text :That's why Facultas
called these powers
text: Small miracles...
Murasaki :This is my Minimum...
Murasaki: super-strong grip...
text: 'All or nothing'! [TN: literally in kanji: there's no tomorrow for us]
Nice: Let's talk later.
Nobikawa: Dammit... who are you people...
Nobikawa: Who the heck are you!!
Nobikawa: Be a bit more afraid of me, okay...
text (murasaki): Arms that can rapidly stretch and retract...
Without a doubt, with this Minimum
text: he could return right to his place when he hangs down.
Nobikawa: I want to hear your screams...
Nobikawa: Crying, struggling, asking for help...
It's your fate to be cut up by me!
Nobikawa: Isn't that good?
Nice: Good grief...
Nice: A pervert as opponent is tiring.
Tachibana: His name is Nice...
Tachibana: Bring him back to us.
Murasaki: Excuse me, mr. Tachibana...
Murasaki: Just bring him back?
If so, does it have to be me...?
Tachibana: Composite grade 91.
Tachibana: Nice is the most outstanding since the start of this school...
Nobikawa: Wha - what happened...
I didn't see anything happen...
Tachibana: Murasaki... he outranks you.
He's a genius.
Nice: This is my Minimum.
Nice: Even if you get a 5 meter lead
I can run about as fast as sound.
Nice: Well then...
Nice: You're a Minimum Holder too, aren't you?
Nice: The door.
Nice: That's not how you normally open one.
Nice: Hand the reparation bill to the Academy, ok?
Yumi: Thank you very much
for solving my case.
Yumi: I can't believe Nobikawa was the real ghost... it was a shock.
Nice: Was it?
Yumi: Well, he usually seemed like a good guy...
Nice: He didn't look like one to me.
Yumi: Huh? But Nice...
you weren't there when we saw him?
Yumi: So how did you know he was the culprit?
Nice: That's easy.
It's clear from the picture. [TN: kudos for those who noticed!]
Nice: See, the number of laundry pieces...
In the second picture, there's one more.
Nice: What you see here is Nobikawa's foot as he returns to his appartment.
Yumi: That's how you knew the culprit was the one living above me... Awesome!
Unbelievable that you noticed!
Nice: Ahaha! Oh please~
Looking at the proof in detail is a detective's job...
Hajime: I'm sure you were just checking if it wasn't panties hanging down.
Nice :What? No! That's ridiculous
Hajime: Is it really?
Nice:I'm telling you, no!
text: Wait up!
did you notice...?
Murasaki: That I'm from the Academy?
Nice: Let go.
Nice: You know...
Nice: from the moment you came here, you leaked menace now and then.
I don't know what the Academy told you when they ordered you to investigate me, but...
Nice: I took a liking to this way of life.
I don't intend to get involved anymore.
sfx (phone): brrrr
sfx phone: brrr
text (murasaki): Ridiculous...
That guy is better than me...?
Murasaki: I got in contact with Nice.
text (murasaki): I won't accept it!
Murasaki: Also, mr. Tachibana... there's one thing I want to confirm...
Murasaki: If Nice declines to return to the Academy...
Murasaki: as according to article 3 in the school regulations,
shall I dispose of him?
text (murasaki): Next time...
text: when I get my hands on you once again...
Murasaki: Whatever shape he's in
I will definitely bring him back.
Murasaki: Leave it to me.
right text: Nice and Murasaki, their meeting will be the start of a new miracle!
end chapter text: Next issue, what will Murasaki suggest to Nice...
.END. Hamatora chapter 1