The Blank-Space of 50 Years!!
-> RTS Page for Cyborg Grampa-G 29
For the longest time, G-chan has used his "farming cyborg" technology to save the day and drive people (like his family) crazy. But when a familiar face from the past returns with a strange revelation, it could lead to his greatest crisis ever!
Chapter 29: The Blank Space of 50 Years!!
Voice: Haa Haa
Sharekoube: I remember………
Jar: Powerful Youngster G
Inasaku: Grandpa, grandpa, my Mini-4WD hash broken—Pleashe fixsh i—t.
(TN: A "Mini 4WD" (or "mini yonku" in Japanese) is a 1:32 size battery powered model race-car which are maintained and kept by hobbiests who raced them against one another. They first became popular after being initially released in the early 80s)
Sharekoube: I remember…….
Sharekoube: G-chan, no…Tokijirou Kaizou. The accursed man who took everything from me!
Sharekoube: I WILL DEAL WITH THIS AND THE WORLD WILL BE MINE!!
Voice: Please excuse me.
Yuu: Who is this………
Mayor: Nishishi, it’s been a while!
Tag: Block Leader
(TN: OK, this is going to be a bit of a stretch but basically the “mayor” is mayor in both ways but in slightly different contexts. When introduced in chp. 1, the kanji on him is stated as “sonchou” or “village head”, which works in our terms as “mayor”. However, the new tag he holds is “chouchou”, which is more like a “block” or “town leader” (considering it’s Tokyo, he’s probably not the mayor of the whole city so I made it “block”) However, for all intensive purposes, I’m going to keep his reference as “mayor”)
G: What are you doing here! You!!
Kei: When did you come to Tokyo!?
Caption: If you’re an intelligent reader, then you’ll remember he was G-chan’s first enemy introduced in the first chapter of Cyborg G-chan. He’s the stupid mayor who became an Armored Mayor with a super transforming tractor to control his town, but he was stopped by G-chan, freshly made into a cyborg, and cruely defeated by the scarecrow’s bullets!!
Mayor: Look here, look!!
G & Kei: Bl…block leader!?
Mayor: I moved here a few days ago! And then I became the block leader of this area!
G: Hyo!? You became the block leader of this area being unsatisfied of our town so you can bring yourself to control our block!
Mayor: Yes, of course.
Yuu: The mayor said “yes, of course”…
Kei: What is this frank villain…
G: Nuoo—let’s fight---!!
G: A 50M FIELD-PLOWING DASH FIGHT!!
Yuu & Kei: !?
Eiichi: Hey—don’t plow in the house---!
G: What~~the mayor is fanatically matching my speed…
G: Muooo, what exactly is that power!?
G: Take this, mayor!!
Mayor: Well, this is for all of you…its just nice. (They’re boring things but)
G: Hyo—Hey, Ai! Get some tea for the mayor!
Kei: What happened to fighting him earlier!
G: You idiot! A person who brings things is a good person!
Mayor: How’s that? They’re an assortment of bombs, Nishishi!!
G: Mayor, you—!
G: However, he’s different from the mayor of before……that power from the field-plowing dash…the clever trick of dynamite pretending to be presents. He’s different from before! How......
Mayor: Nishishi, you’ve finally realized it!!
G & Kei: Mayor!?
Mayor: I’m not your boring mayor anymore—from today, I’m everyone’s block leader!! Having become an invincible cyborg block-leader, I’ll control this block!!!
G: The mayor is………a cyborg!?
Ai: Hey hey, there’ve been a lot of cyborgs lately!
Q: It’s fun to be able to go out and buy and eat sweets—
(TN: The expression Q uses here for “buy and eat sweets” is actually “kaigui”, which is an expression for “buying and then immediately consuming sweets that were bought”)
Q: Muhuhu…today I’ve got my favorite youkan. I’ll make mazegohan with my ability—(Ufufu)
(TN: Mazegohan is a style of vegetable pilaf involving a mixture of rice and several vegetables such as peas, carrots, mushrooms and water chestnuts. It’s said to be a low-calorie alternative to fried rice in Japanese cuisine)
Q: Who are you!?
Sharekoube: Have you forgotten my face…I’ve come to see you, Kiyu Kaizou, no……your former name, Kiyu Ijuuin…
Mayor: The first stage of my block domination plan—
Mayor: This house will be mine---!
Mayor: Therefore, all of you will be evicted from this house---!!
G: Hyo—fire from his cigar~~! What is this secret weapon!!
Kei: IT’S HOT—
Mayor: And then, I’ll burn down this field!
G: My important field greater than my life……!!
G: Hyo—hurry, put it out--!!
Kei & Ai: G-chan, put us out quickly too—
Ai: N!? It’s something peculiar--!
G: Naturally, this is field manure irrigation water—
Kei: Well isn’t this ordinary pee--!
G: Well but, recently it has gotten viscous from over the years.
Mayor: What have you done to me, the block leader who can take such things!!
G: Hyo—no! I’ve smashed the cigarette-seller Hasegawa--!
G: No! Modification surgery immediately---!!
G: No malaise at all. Unfortunately I didn’t have enough parts, so this will have to do.
Mayor: Nishishi!! How do you like it? I’ve powered up going from mayor to block leader…!! I have plasma nuclear fusion atomic energy; with maximum output thirty-thousand horsepower! My deadly Block Leader Punch can break even a tractor to pieces and my Block Leader Kick can blow away a mountain!!
G: So what exactly does this mean? If you’ve become a person possessing skills that are the same, no, greater than me, then you couldn’t have been made as a perfect cyborg over there! I didn’t think that a mayor who couldn’t even use a TV could be made into this sort of cyborg.
G: No…wait…there is only one…just one someone who could…!
G: SHAREKOUBE…SHAREKOUBE IN HIS YOUTH!!
Kei: It can’t be—that onion gramps doesn’t have a reason to make—that!!
G: Mayor…what exactly is going on!!
Mayor: You dummy—I said to please call me Cyborg Mayor--!
Mayor: I’ll tell you. Actually it wasn’t me who made this……
Mayor: It was that day…I had been defeated by G-chan and stopped by the bullets of those scarecrows, but my life was over…However, I couldn’t rule my town. And on top of that, I who had completely lost the confidence of the villagers, survived just for my revenge on G-chan……
Mayor: However some days ago, I was visited by a strange cool man. He said that if I wanted revenge on G-chan, then he would give me an invincible body via modification surgery.
Mayor: I jumped at the story, and for my revenge on the accursed G-chan, I undertook modification surgery from that man for that reason! Incidentally, he forgot to give me anesthetic and it was horribly painful---!!
G: What exactly is his name…!?
Mayor: Well, I don’t know. I’m certain that he just wants to defeat you!
G: It’s Sharekoube after all…but how could he have restored his youth!?
Ai: Hey gramps……
Ai: The youth-restoring medicine from the other day…where is that Powerful Youth G?
G: My forgetfulness recently has been really bad.
G: Hyo---!? We had thrown it out then---!!
Ai: That’s it………
G: It can’t be. He’s a man who wouldn’t flinch even to poisoned cola if it’s thrown out!! If he’s restored his youth, then it’s dangerous to compete against him!! A young Sharekoube…! He’s by far a man more dangerous than a nuclear missile or taking a dump while rock climbing!
Kei: Huh…that guy~~~? (imagination) Kahahaha; however he looks, that’s how he is.
G: Idiot! Don’t make light of a young Sharekoube! If he’s young, then he’ll have the power to control Tokyo in 3 days.
Mayor: Right! With that power…a being like you will be scrapped in five minutes!!
Mayor: However…I’ll take you down before then---!!
Mayor: Please take this!! This Cigar Missile will turn your body into a beehive!
Kei: Aah!? A drill from a cigar~~!?
Eiichi: G-chan, watch out!!
Mayor: My drill!!
G: I will defeat him.
G: Sharekoube must be defeated!
G: Now! Smashing Sharekoube’s aspiration of world domination can only be done by me!
Ai: G-chan……(SFX: Numb)
Yuu: Hey Ai!! He’s really your grandpa…you’re a vulgar daughter!
Gantetsu: Shi shi~~~!!
Kei: Ah…Gantetsu. Huh!? Grandma is---!?
Kei: That dog’s brazenly walked on two legs recently!
Gantetsu: Shi shi shi—shi shi—
G: Gantetsu Controller Switch ON!!
Gantetsu: It-it-it’s terrible-wan! Grandma’s been kidnapped-wan!! (real Gantetsu): ?
Kei: Wh…what’s that!?
G: What…grandma is?
Mayor: Nishishi, she’s been taken away.
G: You know something.
Mayor: Nishishi…look above you.
Sharekoube: It’s been a while, Tokijirou…
G: You did drink Powerful Youth G after all! Dokurou Sharekoube!!
Eiichi: Look! Grandma is---!!
Ai: Hey hey, mo—m!
Sharekoube: I did drink the Powerful Youth G. Fufu…it went down easily with fruit flavor. And then, Kiyu Kai…no, Kiyu Ijuuin……
G: What are you doing with grandma!!
Sharekoube: She’s been easily brainwashed. Her memories of 50 years have disappeared. She’s perfectly become the Kiyu of Showa 14.
(TN: Showa 14 = 1939, 50 years from this chapters setting of 1989, AKA Showa 64/Heisei 1)
Sharekoube: She’s Kiyu Ijuuin, before she married you--! Gahahaha
G: What? What then is your reason!
Sharekoube: With my youth, I remembered. Everything…
Sharekoube: The methods of modification surgery.
Sharekoube: Even the method for correctly brainwashing, all of my abilities…
Sharekoube: Once again I am at the same, no, greater than Tokijirou. I remember everything…and now…
Sharekoube: This woman will be my fiancée.
Kei: Fi… fiancée!?
Ai: Sharekoube and grandma---!?
Sharekoube: Tokijirou! Fifty years ago, you took away everything of my youth, burning to world domination!! My talents and my dreams of world domination!!
Sharekoube: And this woman too!!
Sharekoube: But on top of my youth returning, with my mind and abilities from 50 years ago, even the control of the world will be a question of time!!
Sharekoube: GUFUFU, THIS TIME, IT’S MY TURN TO TAKE EVERYTHING FROM YOU.
SCHEMATICS: YOUNG VERSION
--YOUTH RESTORATION PROCESS (2)—
“Why does Young Version consume a large amount of energy?”
1. Young Version Transformation Start
G: CHA—NGE, YO—UNG VER—SION
2. First the wrinkles on the face are stretched and the beard is shaved.
3. And then his hair slowly grows with the Aderans Hair-Growth system.
4. Next, in preparation for Young Version, comes training for suitable physical strength.
6. Again the final completion of Aderans’ Hair Plus Hyper.
7. Finish up with a pack to give his skin a gloss.
8. Young Version Complete. Thus the entire process must be completed at the light-speed of 0.05 seconds.
G: That’s why I’m tired.
TN: Welcome, my friends, to the finale arc of Jii-chan G. You probably could tell this was going to be major from the prologue, but essentially with G-chan not really bringing in the ratings by this point, this final three-part story was finally ready to be told. Sure it did rush possibly some future jokes and revelations, but for the most part considering one can only go so far with the weirdness of this series, it had to happen sooner or later! And let me say this: I don't know what's scarier: the return of a younger, scarier Sharekoube...or the return of that weird mayor from chp. 1! Though many other enemies have come across and been taken down by G-chan, those two were probably the greatest threats that he faced appropriately...and while it is weird the mayor returns after his chp. 1 defeat, it does make sense that he would team up with a twisted mind like Sharekoube. As for younger Sharekoube...well, he has a lot going on, but we'll see why in the next chapter!