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Why are you rotting here?[Rurouni Kenshin - Kinema-ban -]
[in the habaki of the policeman's sword: Aku Soku Zan]
Side note: The ever sharp fang of the Miburo draws nigh!!
RUROUNI KENSHIN - KINEMA-BAN
WATSUKI NOBUHIROAct 3 - "The whereabouts of Justice (beginning)"
Right text: SHINSENGUMI
CAPTAIN OF THE 3RD UNIT
Splash: The echoes of the screams of fallen lives are forgotten
And the bloodstained Kyoto falls into silence----
Left text: ISHIN SHISHI
Battousai: So, that is
Battousai: The ruthless one-handed thrust delivered only by the Captain of the 3rd Unit of the Shinsengumi.
It is said that its speed is faster than arrows,
its accuracy allows to split bullets
and its power crushes cannonballs.
Saitou: Not bad.
Then, you should know that, at this distance------ you cannot escape from this technique!!
Battousai: Should I?
[Battousai throws a body to Saitou]
[Saitou pierces everything.]
[Saitou smokes a cigarette]
[Battousai appears and cuts Saitou's cigarette.]
[Battousai slashes Saitou's cigarette again.]
Saitou: You're doing this on purpose, aren't you?!
Battousai: You kidding?! I'm seriously trying to kill you!!
Saitou: This imported stuff is only sold by that wholesale store, the Akabekkou from Edo!!
[T.N.: Edo is the old name for Tokyo.]
Battousai: Then let me kill you, so that you won't have to buy that stuff anymore!
HITEN MITSURUGI RYU ---
Saitou: That hurts!
Saitou & Battousai: Huff
You are quite strong.
Battousai: "Aku Soku Zan".
Battousai: I saw the engraving on the habaki of your sword.
Is it the Shinsengumi's motto?
Saitou: Oh, this?
I praise you for being able to read this during the fight."AKU SOKU ZAN".
Evil. Immediately. Slain.
This is the sole justice I believe.
I and you are standing on different grounds, but this justice is something we have in commom.
And that's why we are now here crossing our swords.
Battousai: My justice is not about slaying.
Battousai: My justice is about protecting.
I will protect people
And I will live in a new era, along with the ones I protected.
Saitou: How naive.
I would love to see your pitiable face in such era,
but I don't think it'll be possible.
Both: ... you will die here and now.
Battousai: THE FASTEST BATTOUJUTSU FROM
HITEN MITSURUGI RYU
Saitou: THE STRONG TECHNIQUE FROM
THE CAPTAIN OF THE 3RD UNIT OF THE SHINSENGUMI
Destroying an already broken door
is far from a good start to resume our issues.
The fight comes later.
Now, the most important is to correctly evaluate
the two idiots who escaped from death.
Let's fix this!
Yahiko: Stupid strength!
Kaoru: Strong stupid!
Kenshin: Miss Kaoru.
Kenshin: Do you happen to know about a store called
"Akabekkou" in Edo - no, in Tokyo...?
(thinking)The faint presence I felt last night...
Kaoru: ... Ken
Side note: The "Hitokiri" side comes up again!?Rurouni Kenshin - Kinema-ban - will continue in the October issue
Translator's ramblings (may contain slight spoilers?):
- I'm REALLY SORRY for the delay. Personal issues prevented me from doing anything in the last months. And I'll make the translation simpler (without the descriptions) to enable faster releases.
- "Gatotsu" means literally "Fang thrust". It is the same technique used by Saitou in the original manga, as is the "Zero-shiki" or "Zero Stance".
- "Ryuu-shou-sen" is written as "Flash of the Rising Dragon". In the original manga, it's written as "Flash of the Soaring Dragon".
- "Ten-shou-ryuu-sen" is the way used in the Kinema-ban to read the famous Kenshin technique, "Amakakeru-Ryuu-no-Hirameki".
- As for the "Akabekkou", I will explain it in the next chapter or so.