Reserved for Bulsajo-scans!Hamatora chapter 2
Murasaki: They say the chosen ones have their own ecstasies and anxieties
but I don't remember ever being anxious...
text: A true elite.
...or is he?!
right text: New series with battles and mysteries - chapter two starts!
Murasaki: I was always fully self-aware as an elite
but that's all.
script: Kitajima Yukino - art: Wazu Yuu
chapter 2 : Where did the stray go?
left text: Murasaki accepted the order to take Nice back to the Academy...
sfx: munch munch
Hajime: My curry...
Nice: Hey, you...
How long do you plan to stay? Go home.
Murasaki: That would be my line.
Nice: I already told you I'm not going back to Facultas.
box: State Academy - Facultas
box: An institution where people who hold special powers called 'Minimum' are trained.
box: Those who completed their courses
box: become essential in support to the national key figures.
box: Like high-level bureaucrats, police organisations,
box: special forces of the SDF, intelligence for public safety and so on. [TN: Self Defense Forces]
box: Facultas has continued to provide this elite personnel.
box: And I'm the 55th generation's top student...
box: An elite among the elite!
box: And yet... the mission I was entrusted with...
Tachibana: This man... bring him back to us.
His name is Nice.
Tachibana: He is the most outstanding student since the start of this school...
sfx Nice: yaawn
he is a genius who outranks you.
Murasaki: In that case, what about this, Nice?
Murasaki: If you want to continue playing detective,
I'll turn in a request for a certain case.
Murasaki: This is an advance payment of 1 million.
Murasaki: If you can solve it, you will receive double the amount and I will leave.
However, if you cannot solve it...
text: Whatever shape he's in...
Murasaki: you will return to Facultas...
Nice: You think that will make me...
Nice: Hey now, Hajime-chan! I didn't say anything yet!
Hajime: But if we have this much money I can eat loads!
Nice: W-well, that's also true...
text: Nice, are you really a level above me?
I will test you using this case.
text: And of course
text: when you fail, I'll drag your corpse back
and my mission will be over!
Murasaki: The aim of this request is
to secure the 'stray'.
Nice: The stray?
box: Yes... There are others like Nice, who quit and left Facultas.
box: Most of them are untalented and are considered fired,
but in extremely rare cases, some developed their powers after they were expelled.
Murasaki: Unaffiliated to Facultas,
Murasaki: many of those Minimum Holders start using their powers for evil and crime...
Nice: Strays? Is that you people call them?
Truly a way of thinking fit for pet dogs.
Murasaki: What was that?
what type of person is he, this stray?
Nice: Let's go and catch him.
Murasaki: You seem to be taking this lightly...
We're not gonna go to the department store to buy children's toys, you know...
sfx Hajime: munch munch
Murasaki: Besides, who is this girl?
sfx: I've been wondering
Hajime-chan is my assistant.
Nice: She may look like this but she's quite skilled.
Hajime: Leave it to me!
Murasaki: Oh... how remarkable... for a small girl
she's totally looking down on me...
I'll have you show me how far your attitude will take you...
Murasaki: Here it is.
This stray's home.
Nice: Seriously? You already knew where he lives?
Then why did you want me to catch him? You can do this alone, can't you?
Murasaki: You don't get it, do you?
Murasaki: Here, put these in.
Nice: What's this?
Murasaki: Special earplugs that block ultra-high sounds.
Murasaki: This stray's name is Hibiki.
He holds the Minimum to emit ultra high sounds.
Murasaki: When you provoke him or yell at him, he can destroy your cerebral nerves.
The nearby residents will also get involved...
Nice: I see, that's troublesome.
Nice: But I don't need them... Hajime-chan, you?
Murasaki: Didn't you hear what I just said?
Nice: I did... that's why I said I don't need them.
Nice: Either way, when he screams it's over. Don't we fail when other people get involved?
Still, I don't want something despicable that will protect only myself.
Nice Oh! Lucky! The door is open!
Murasaki: Hey, you!
Nice: It's okay, he's out.
Nice: Let's investigate while we can.
text: This guy... why is he so calm?!
text: Doesn't he get how dangerous this opponent is?
Murasaki: I forgot to tell you, but this guy caused a number of massacres before.
He could not be prosecuted because of lack of evidence to the lethal weapon,
but he's a dangerous guy who enjoys crime.
Murasaki: So you should take this more seriously...
Nice: This magazine has pictures of Shindou Masami!
Uwa, should I take this home?
Murasaki: What the heck are you doing? Don't act like thieves!
Nice: Be quiet, or we'll be reported!
Murasaki: Whatever, put that magazine back!
I got the basics, so we can get out.
Murasaki: Huh? You only looked at that magazine...
Nice: There, there, there and over there.
Nice: All clues as to where Hibiki goes.
There's about 30 of those in here.
Murasaki: Say what?
Hajime: This candy
Hajime: There's only mint left, I don't like mint...
Nice: Good job, Hajime-chan! That's another clue!
Murasaki: What could that possibly tell you?
Nice: Huh? You mean you don't see it?
Nice: You did well to get this far at the Academy then,
your grades can't have been very good.
Murasaki: You should stop mocking me, Nice.
I'll have you take me there,
Murasaki: wherever you've concluded Hibiki would be.
sfx hibiki: crunch crunch
that's him right, Hibiki?
Murasaki: No mistake...indeed.
text (Murasaki): Impossible...
Just by looking around his room for a few minutes... no way!!
text (Murasaki): Must be coincidence...
You lucky brats... hurry up and get him.
Murasaki: He's got his guard down, this is our chance.
not yet... let's tail him a bit longer.
Murasaki: What? We found him, what are you waiting for?
Just get out there and catch him!
Murasaki: Are you listening? Nice!
Murasaki: If you won't do it, then I will!
In that case this request is a fluke.
Murasaki: I won't pay you either.
Nice: Alright, I get it.
Hibiki: Who're you?
Hibiki: Someone from Facultas?
Nice: Wow there...
Don't be so offended, I'm just a detective.
Hibiki: A detective? You don't look like one.
Nice: I get told that a lot.
Hibiki: Even if you try to hide it,
I know your smell
Hibiki: You have the same smell
as Minimum Holders from Facultas.
Hibiki: You came to catch me, right? I know... fufu... but you won't.
I want to enjoy this power a bit more!
girl1: Hey,what's going on...
girl2: A fight?
Nice: The same smell...?
Nice: Don't compare me to them.
Stay there... If you come closer I'll yell.
Hibiki: If I scream, everyone within a 100m radius
will start bleeding from their ears and die...
text (murasaki): A 100m radius...he said?
text (murasaki): His attack range is larger than it says here.
Can it be... that his power is growing?
Hibiki: If you don't want me to scream...
you have to choose one person from around here
and kill him.
Hibiki: Like those kids over there, or the staggering old hag.
Or maybe a young high school girl?
Hibiki: Fufu... well? It's one of Facultas' strong suits, right?
Do anything for the State, they'll call it a 'necessary sacrifice'.
Hibiki: Kill one to protect the masses!
You'll be a hero! You'll get promoted!
text (murasaki): This guy... what's he talking about?
text (murasaki): Within a 100m radius of here...
lies the HQ of the prefectural police!
text (murasaki): If he screams,
the entire police force here will...
Nice: 5 meter
Nice: As long as I'm within that range,
I can run about as fast as sound.
Nice: If you wanna yell, go ahead.
Nice: I'll crush your throat before you make any noise.
Murasaki: Calm down, Nice!
The police headquarters is here!
Nice: True, at Facultas, 'state benefit' is the rule.
But in the detective business, 'I' am the rule.
Nice: That's why I
use my Minimum at my own will.
??: Hibiki! Get in!
Murasaki: He's got allies?!
Nice: That's what I meant
when I said we should wait... I expected this.
Nice: In Hibiki's room
there were menthol cigarettes on the table.
However, the candy can only had mint ones left.
Nice: One who likes mint, one who doesn't.
There has been someone in that room besides Hibiki.
you knew that much...
Nice: I'll remind you...
that it was you who urged me on to go and get him.
Nice: Nonetheless, those things earlier
Nice: isn't Hibiki right about all that?
Nice: The reason you gave me up,
what you tried to prioritise...
Nice: Well, it's not a surprising move for someone from the Academy
I won't go so far as to say it's wrong, but
Nice: I hate it.
Murasaki: Why you...
Murasaki: Acting all self-important,
who do you think you are?
Nice: Like I said...
Nice: I am me,
a regular detective.
Nice: Let's not stand around but go after them.
I know where they're going.
Nice: So don't butt in anymore and come along!
left text: The 'trusted' detectives, Hamatora are on the move!
lower text: Next issue: what happens when they go after the runaways?
chapter 2 Hamatora