Kabu No Isaki
Kabu no Isaki
-> RTS Page for Kabu No Isaki 1
[boke's comments in brackets like this]
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On the other side of this sky lies... [right border]
[top block text] At long last, the highly anticipated new work has arrived!
[small text by isaki's head] It's been a year since the end of Yokohama Kaidaishi Kikou. A new 32 page short story by Ashinano Hitoshi!
[black letters] Ashinano Hitoshi
[big title on left] Kabu no Isaki [Isaki of the Cub]
[floaty letters in lower-mid page]
A boy and A girl
A small adventure
In a big world
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This place's been out in the boonies since before I was born
2-2 Even the nearest city
Is easily 100km away
2-3 If you don't have a way to get around, you can't do anything
2-4 When you turn 16
Everyone starts working on how they're gonna get around
3-1 This is how I get around
It's a Piper Super Cub
3-2 My neighbor, Shiro-san lets me use it
It's old and beat up, but the Cub's a famous plane
4-3 How far did you go?
Jyou Ga Shima.
About 120km round trip, I guess.
You flew quite a ways
4-5 Um, Isaki
There's only a bit of fuel left!
4-6 Use your brain while flying!
5-2 Shiro-san, I wonder if you'll let me use the Cub whenever I want now
Just don't crash it
5-3 And be sure to pay for the gas yourself
5-4 ...Isaki, the way you fly is scary
You don't leave any room for error. You're always pushing it...
5-5 Look, It's not like I'm asking you to fly with me
I wouldn't. Too scary.
Guess I'm goin' over Mt. Ogusa next
What's this, all the sudden?
6-2 The air is turbulent over there, so be careful
6-3 Stretching out in the north is the 2000m Ogusa mountain range.
Beyond it, a huge expanse of land opens up
6-4 Over there, Isaki, the land just goes on and on
Starting there, the land is the real deal
7-1 And way out there, there's a big city
And the thing that's amazing... is the tower!
I've seen it. Just once.
7-2 Yeah, I heard.
7-3 We've heard it over and over!
Sis, Isaki got into flying the Cub because that's all you talk about
8-1 One month later
8-3 Good job
We're heading home
[sign] Kame Marine Food Products
8-4 Oh? Kajika-chan.
8-5 He left already. Like a shot.
8-6 He mentioned he earned enough for gas
Sis, where's my bike?
Isaki took it. Like a shot.
You scared me!
Don't just stand there without saying anything!
10-3 You saved enough for gas?
10-4 Huh? Oh, yeah.
10-5 You're goin' to the city with the tower
You wanna come?
11-1 Hey, look
Make sure you take your cell phone
11-2 Where you're flying...
What you're seeing...
I'm gonna ask, 'kay?
Yeah, of course I'll take my phone
11-3 Gimme my bike back
11-4 When you going?
Day after tomorrow, if it's clear.
11-5 What time?
Huh? Dunno. After I eat lunch.
11-6 Eh? Why so late?
What? It'll be fine!
Don't look back while riding!
12-2 I'm going now, Shiro-san
12-3 Where's Kajika?
12-4 But she's watching from over there.
12-5 Even with a full tank, there's not much room for error
I'll land at the airport in Choufu today.
I'll come back tomorrow
12-6 It's about... 7-800km I guess
You'll just make it
All that gas is heavy!
He finally got it in the air
14-3 Beep be be
Did you see?
14-6 I'll be back
15-1 When you approach Mt. Ogusa
You have to increase altitude
15-2 Oh man
The plane's heavy!
15-3 Beep be be
15-4 Where are you now?
15-5 I'm crossing over it now
It's into the unknown from here
I'm over it
16-1 sfx: Whoosh
16-3 What happened?
The plane shook for a second
A sea of clouds...
17-1 If it's like this...
Can I land when I get there?
17-2 It's now or never to turn back
I'm not goin' back
17-3 The gentle Northeast winds push the distant sea fog deep inland
The great Kanto plains before me are almost entirely clouded over
17-4 I can't tell if I'm moving forward or standing still
18-1 The sun is already sinking in the West
18-3 Hey Kajika
I'm over Yokohama right now
I'm half way there
18-4 Aren't you running behind?
There's a headwind
That's burned up a lot of gas
19-2 The sun goes down
The colors deepen
Kajika, you need to come next time
21-2 Tokyo Tower. 3333 meters tall
It shines like a mountain of flame.
It makes you think there's no possible way it belongs of the world of humans
22-2 It's as if the natural world
Has taken it as it's very own. That's the feeling I get somehow
The tower's amazing
24-2 Hey, Kajika
24-3 The tower... I wanna show it to you
24-4 A building that big...
It's just... you know?
24-5 Hey, Kajika
25-1 I don't have enough fuel
25-2 It's 'cause of the headwind and goin' round the tower too many times.
I should have had enough fuel, but it's hitting the bottom of the tank
25-3 Are there any roads you can land on?
Yeah, and there's fields, but...
Aww, But y'know
26-1 The airport's so close!
26-4 Oh man
27-1 Hey, Kajika...
I'm not gonna make the runway
27-2 I hope they've trimmed the trees and stuff up ahead...
27-4 Wha pish baam crshhh
29-1 S-so is this a good landing under the circumstances?
It just hit some bushes, so...
29-2 But if the plane was lighter, I could have come in a little more normally
29-3 You could've just asked me to begin with, huh?!
No, I couldn't
30-1 But I'm glad I could see the tower
30-3 I see. You poked a hole in the side [This is a fabric covered airplane]
Like this. Really.
30-4 S-so are the airport buildings or stuff this way?
31-1 We'll have them put us up, rest till dawn, then come fix the plane
Well, yeah, but...
We're not gonna get any rest
It won't hurt nothin'
After we've come all this way
31-3 Listen, you...
We've on the edge of the airport, right?
32-4 We've still got about 10km until the airport buildings
There's no roads or anything
32-2 I've heard that the surface of the earth has gotten ten times bigger. [This is literal, but doesn't make sense to me. I want to use "I've heard that the surface of the earth is ten times bigger that you think". What do you think?]
But for some reason
32-3 The whole world seems to be out in the boonies
Ok, start walkin'
Isaki No Kabu. The End.
We're awaiting your impressions!
Ashinano-san is close to beginning his real work. Please look forward to it!