This translation broke the space-time continuum in order to be released one week later!... And I'm not proud of it >.>; First time I fail translating a chapter the week it's out in nearly three years, so I hope you'll forgive me ;_; By the way, I'll henceforth translate the little comment by Fujimaki-sensei, mmlcs36 having the awesome idea of including them in his raws, in order to try making you forget how slow I am at translating Kuroko >.>; Anyway, enjoy~
When I went to watch a movie during the Golden Week break, the editor, who spent his whole break playing Persona, frowned at me. Then I went to watch another one.Kuroko chapter 22
Black text : These men
Black text : are shining on the court!!
22nd Quarter : Don't worry
Right : “We'll get 30 points ahead in the first quarter!” Seirin did a great job stopping Seihou from reaching their goal, but...!?
Tsugawa : Same
Tsugawa : score
Tsugawa : …
Tsugawa : What a waste...
Tsugawa : Wait, is that even possible...
Tsugawa : Aren't we like far away from our goal?
Iwamura : Tsugawa!
Iwamura : Don't get carried away.
Iwamura : Shut up.
Tsugawa : Yes!
Tsugawa : I mean, sorry!
Iwamura : … if there is anyone among you that thinks even slightly like Tsugawa,
Iwamura : Let me remind you something.
Iwamura : These guys are strong.
Iwamura : Don't make the mistake of thinking they're inferior.
Matsumoto : Yeah.
Matsumoto : Iwamura understands it well, huh?
Matsumoto : Don't be taken off guard
Matsumoto : You're ten years too early to be self-conceited.
Seihou High coach
Matsumoto : Remember they are in high school, just like you.
Matsumoto : You don't know what can happen in a match until the end.
Matsumoto : Don't give them the slightest opening.
Matsumoto : Remember, the match
Riko : is only beginning!
Riko : We'll keep the same formations for both offense and defense!
Riko : Just one thing, you're getting lured into passing around too much, so take care about that!
Riko : And Kagami, you're making too many fouls!
Kagami : Uuh...
Riko : Don't get relaxed because we're on par with them or they'll take back the flow of the match.
Riko : The important thing is to attack!!
Seirin : Yeah!!!
Someone : Beginning of the second quarter!
Hyuuga : Alright!
Riko : Hyuuga-kun.
Riko : … you're still sure about this, right?
Hyuuga : Yeah.
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Someone : Woooh...
Someone : Awesome!! It's even tighter!!
Someone : So that's Tokyo's best defense at full power!?
Riko : here it comes...!!
Kise : What incredible pressure...!
Tsugawa : I won't let you pass like before again!
Kagami : This bastard...
Kagami : Seriously... I can't pass this guy...!
Kagami : But...
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Kagami : if it's the two of us!!
Tsugawa : What happened...
Tsugawa : Eeh!?
Iwamura : I won't let you!
Guys : He's already here to help!!
Someone : Wooooh!
Someone : What was that, just now!?
Tsugawa : They even have cooperation plays like that!?
Tsugawa : Wait, that number 11, where did he come from!!? He wasn't a substitute!?
Tsugawa : but...
Guy : Both Tsugawa and the captain were passed...
Kise : Those two are working together even better than before.
Kasamatsu : They completely destroyed that defense.
Kasamatsu : But... One thing is bothering me.
Kasamatsu : This amount of sweat, it's not something you'd see already in the 2nd quarter...
Kasuga : What are you laughing about?
Tsugawa : Ah, sorry!
Kasuga : Nah, I don't really mind, you know...
Kasuga : you're happy because that number 10 is overheating, right?
Kasuga : It means your cover is working well.
Tsugawa : It's not enough yet! I have to make it even more painful for him!!
Kasuga : Oooh, what a reliable sadist.
Tsugawa : On top of that
Tsugawa : It's true that the offensive power of those two is impressive, but
Tsugawa : It's only one person who's scoring, right?
Kagami : What's that, all of a sudden... There's no pressure at all... He isn't going to stop me?
Kagami : I don't care what you're thinking about!
Kagami : I'll score from above!!
Hyuuga : Wait, don't do it, Kagami!!
Referee : Offensive foul!!
Referee : White, number 10!!
Kagami : Wha!
Someone : Four...
Someone : Waaah, it's the fourth one!
Someone : Seirin's scorer is in foul trouble!!
Someone : And it's only the 2nd quarter!!?
Kagami : This guy...
Kagami : It was on purpose...!!
Kise : Idiot...!! What are you doing, geez!
Kasamatsu : No other way than getting him substituted.
Kasamatsu : He won't be able to play if he's afraid of making a last foul.
Underpanel note : You're sent off the court after 5 fouls.
Riko : That moron...!
Riko (small text) : I'd like a substitution.
Kagami (small text) : Geh!!
Kagami : It's still alright!
Kagami : I just have not to make any more fouls, right?
Kagami : I can do it!
Hyuuga : Well, I guess it's as good a time as any.
Hyuuga : I was planning to have both you and Kuroko pull back anyway.
Kagami : … eh?
Kuroko : Me as well?
Hyuuga : It's something we decided from the start.
Hyuuga : To let you play only the first half.
Hyuuga : You can't really call that a plan, but...
Hyuuga : I've got an idea...
Hyuuga : Well, don't worry.
Hyuuga : We will take down Seihou ourselves.
Kagami : Wha... What's that about!
Kagami : Me and Kuroko playing only the first half...
Hyuuga : I guess... There are two reasons for that.
Hyuuga : The first one
Hyuuga : is that you two
Hyuuga : are the only ones who can defeat Midorima.
Hyuuga : Even if we win this match
Hyuuga : In order to win against Shuutoku, we definitely will have to do something about Midorima.
Hyuuga : But Shuutoku is already preserving Midorima, just like we thought.
Hyuuga : We won't be able to win if you two are exhausted.
Hyuuga : It's true that if we have both of you playing this whole match, we'll have better chances of winning against Seihou,
Hyuuga : but on the other hand, we definitely won't be able to win against Shuutoku next.
Hyuuga : If we're preserving you, our chances of defeating Seihou are way lower,
Hyuuga : But we'll still have a few percents of chances of making it to the final league.
Kagami : No, we'll manage somehow to defeat Midorima... even if we're tired!
Kagami : On top of that...
Kuroko : Kagami-kun... We should do as we are told.
Kagami : What!?
Kuroko : I believe in our senpais.
Kuroko : And the most important thing is definitely...
Kuroko : the other reason.
Guy : Seirin, member change!!
Izuki : Geez, that's one fine gamble.
Tsuchida : Yeah... Been a while since I last played in a match.
Koganei : Then show them your good sides, Tsucchi!!
(Xophien's note : the kanjis for his name are written Tsuchida, but Koganei calls him Tsucchi)
Kagami : … I'll play if it gets dangerous!
Koganei : What is the guy with 4 fouls saying!! (small text : leave it to us!)
Guy : … Two of them?
Guy : They're planning to save both the freshmen?
Tsugawa : Arara! He's not here anymore...
Tsugawa : Well, it won't be much of a challenge but... let's do this!
Hyuuga : What's with the freshmen, lately...
Hyuuga : Shut the hell up, you lowly scum.
Hyuuga : I'm going to teach you the proper way to speak to a senpai, baldy.
Tsugawa : Scu...!?
Takao : Hm? Seems like something's happening on the other court...?
Takao : Hey, the two freshmen of Seirin are benched.
Takao : Are they giving up the match?
Midorima : … no.
Midorima : Actually it's the contrary.
Midorima : Those eyes...
Midorima : They're planning to win.
Board : Seirin – Seihou
Kagami (small text) : So he can dunk too...
Iwamura : I've overheard your talk earlier, but if you're doing that just for the sake of winning against Shuutoku... Then it means you're badly underestimating us.
Hyuuga : Aah, that was just for show.
Hyuuga : Our real reason is the second one, but it's no big thing, really.
Hyuuga : There's no way we can be satisfied if we win our return match by relying on our freshmen, don't you think?
Hyuuga : … In other words,
Hyuuga : This is about our pride as senpais.
Text : Men who don't want to lose!!
Bottom : Next issue, don't miss how far the pride or Seirin's second year will get them!!