Is that Hanya?
-> RTS Page for Bushido Sixteen 2
[boke's comments in brackets like this]
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Chapter 2 of a new series! [upper right]
The path to knowledge is mountains high, oceans deep
Chapter 2 Is that Hanya?
2-1 April [The school year starts in April in Japan]
2009 [vertical banner]
Toshou Acadamy High School
Toshou Academy High School [plaque]
3-2 What about Fukuoka Minami and Toubu Kitayama?
Mom said that you had offers from other schools too
3-3 Two from Kyuushuu, two from Kansai, five from Kanto. Nine altogether. [She's taking about regions of the country]
But I'm turning them down
I'm going to Tosho acadamy for high school
3-4 If that's ok with you, oniichan
4-1 Tosho is where Oka Takumi is, right?
4-2 That doesn't bother me, you know
It bothers me!
That the kohai of your rival would... [kohai is an underclassman]
4-3 You say "rival", but...
4-4 It was Oka's fault that you quit kendo, right?
Even if you've forgotten, I haven't!
5-1 When you get wound up like that
You resemble dad, Kaori
5-2 I don't!
5-3 Oka [the score board marks the contestents, the round circles the winning techniques]
Isoyama [scratched out because he lost]
5-4 I don't...
5-5 But why give famous schools the boot
and go to Toshou which is local?
Well, the high school Kendo club is well regarded, but... [italicize "is"]
Some stuff happened
6-2 Koumoto (Toshou Acadamy Jun) [junior high is cut off]
6-4 It was just a ordinary men strike, but...
7-1 I've got a score to settle
8-1 Chooo [In Japan, there is a superstition that you sneeze when someone is talking about you]
8-2 Whoops, whoops
I just can't get excited, even though it's the entrance ceremony
sfx: sniff sniff
8-3 Good morning, Sanae! [Nice cameo from Shion]
Well, no suprise
8-4 We automatically move from junior to senior high
So I recognize almost everbody
8-5 Take the same bus at the same time
Walk the same path to school
9-1 The only thing that's changed is that we've shifted one building over on the campus
Well, we're closer to the bus stop now
Junior High [lower right]
9-2 So I'm a High School Student starting today
You'd think that something a little more exciting
9-3 ...would happen
11-3 Did she transfer in?
But why carry her shinai?
11-4 Huff Huff
sfx: glance glance
11-5 She's not here...
12-1 I'm in C class, huh?
12-2 Where's Koumoto?
12-3 Well, no need to worry about it
If she's in Toshou, I'm sure to run into her sometime
12-5 I'm not going to lose her this time!
I'd better say something
Talk to her for a while, become friends...
sfx: th-thump th-thump
13-2 You want something?
13-4 What should I do? I didn't think about what to talk about
I can't ask her "do you do kendo"
She's carrying shinai, after all
14-2 Is that Hanya? [Hanya is a classic mask/character from the Noh theater. In the story, a women falls in love with a priest (who cannot return her love). Her jealousy and anger turns her into a monster. The image is commonly used to represent something scary that drives out evil.]
Toshou Acadamy High School
15-2 So everyone should use these three years as Toshou Girl's students to know yourselves
I hope that you all have a rich time in your lives as students
To that end, each day...
15-4 Even for me, that was pretty pathetic
15-5 "Is that Hanya?" Geez...
What of it?
16-2 Well, you can't start a conversation after that
After I worked up my courage to say something, too!
16-3 But why is she carrying shinai to school?
16-4 No way!
Maybe she's in a gang!
16-5 It's possible.
16-6 It's Hanya, after all
17-1 Take each sheet of the shool's policies as you head home
17-2 Fill them out and turn them in this week
Ok, that's it for today
17-3 Be sure to go straight home. Don't stop off anywhere.
17-4 What do you want to do? Go somewhere?
Yeah, it's still early to go home
Let's go to Yokohama station and decide from there
17-5 Yeah, it's still early to head to the dojo
18-1 Might as well eat my lunch here
18-3 Glance glance
I should have at least asked what class she was in
19-3 But, it's onigiri [a no-frills lunch]
19-4 Student directory
19-5 Not here after all...
20-1 And you're all "like you could"!?
20-2 She said that with a Kyuushuu accent [southern Japan]
Maybe she went back to Kyuushuu or something...
20-4 Sorry about before
I just started talking and you don't even know me
sfx: th-thump th-thump
20-5 You again?
21-1 Before you ask, let's just get it out of the way
21-2 This is my lunch
I have one at lunchtime and the other before practice
21-3 And I'm eating my first one right now!
21-4 But you said practice?
There's no club activities today
21-5 I go to a dojo on the way home
I don't miss a day
21-6 Every day?
22-1 If you want to get stronger, it's only obvious, right?
22-2 S-so cooool!
So that's why you brought shinai to the entrance ceremony
22-3 Hey, Isoyama-sa...
Your name's on your bag
22-5 So you're going to join the kendo club, right?
That's my intention
23-1 To tell you the truth, I was in the kendo club here in junior high
In Junior high?
23-2 If I ask her, I might be able to find out about Koumoto
23-3 The high school kendo club is much better known here at our school [in other words, the level's much higher]
So most of the junior high club members quit kendo
So when I saw you carrying shinai, I was really happy and wanted to talk to you
23-4 Um, you're...
I'm Nishiogi Sanae
24-1 Nice to meet you!
24-2 Ah... ah
Nice to meet you
I got rice on my hands
24-4 Well, whatever. Lemme ask her and get on my way to the dojo
24-5 You said that most of the junior high kendo club members quit, right...?
25-1 That's right
I think I'm the only one continuing
25-2 Just you!?
25-3 That's not possible!
25-5 What's going on here?
So where is Koumoto...?
25-6 Hey, hey, Isoyama-san
25-7 Can I see your shinai?
26-1 Hanya! It's Hanya!
26-3 That strap - normally cases don't have that strap, right?
26-4 I asked my kendo supply shop to add this
I carry it everyday, after all
"My kendo supply shop"? She's serious.
27-2 This is a three point eight, right?
3 shaku 8 sun (117cm) [Traditional japanese measure is 1 shaku (30 cm or 1 foot) divided into 10 "sun"]
It's the normal length for high school boys. The standard weight is at least 480 grams for boys, 420 for girls.
27-3 But it's got a slim grip
27-4 It gives a good feeling when swung and makes it easy to raise the blade
27-5 And with the grip shaved down, it makes the tip heavier
28-1 Hey, hey
Swing it for me
28-5 So fast!
28-6 And so pretty...!
29-1 So you must be really good, huh, Isoyama-san?
I'm not bad
29-2 That's great
29-3 If I knew you were really strong
I don't think I'd have been able to come talk to you
29-4 And then we wouldn't have become friends this fast
29-5 Friends? When did we...?
30-1 Hey, hey
Can I borrow a shinai for a bit?
sfx: trot trot
30-2 Whoa! Slim grip!
30-3 How did she get under my guard so quickly?
30-5 Actually, up until about six months ago, I was also thinking of quitting kendo
Practice is hard and I can't win at all
30-6 So what made you decide to continue?
30-7 During a certain match, I figured out
31-1 That I like kendo!
31-3 That stance
33-1 What do you think of my stance?
I'm still just a beginner, so feel free to really criticize
33-3 There's nothing to criticize
No openings. It's a great middle guard
33-4 It was the same at the match