Re:BIRTH－The Lunatic Taker－
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Reiji: Ishigami… / Ryuusuke!!!
Ishigami: Can you really just…
Ishigami: throw me away,
Final Chapter: Separation
[inset]: A deadly game, with two sibling’s lives hanging in the balance! / A shocking climax!!
Princess: Let go, Ryuu…
Princess: I can no longer… / travel alongside you.
Ishigami: Why? / Is it because I became a bad adult?
Princess: That is precisely the reason why... / You should know that well…
Ishigami: But you yourself, Galatea, should know / that man can never turn his ideals into reality…
Ishigami: You should know better than anyone else that man will always search for someone to guide him, to take responsibility… / so that he can rest in the safety given to him and endlessly whine about his petty desires!!
Reiji: SHUT UP!!
Reiji: Humans aren’t that weak! / You think we just force our responsibilities onto others, that we just whine about our desires?! / It’s people like you who force us to do that!!!
Reiji: Powerful people like you, who drown others in temptation!! / And on top of that, you ridicule those same people while doing whatever you please! Just because you’re strong!!
Reiji: I… I…!!
Reiji: I’ll never forgive those / who use their power to distort the world!!
Reiji: I’ll eliminate every last one of them!
Ishigami: Long ago… there was another who said those same words.
Ishigami: Isn’t that right, Galatea?
Ishigami: They were said by a man who felt the same things you do… But he came to taste sadness and pain, and in the end… he became a monster. / However, some part of him, deep inside his heart, might have been waiting… for someone to try and stop him…
Ishigami: But do you really think you’re that someone, / Tachibana Reiji?
Reiji: I am! Just you wait, Ishigami Ryuusuke!! I swear it! / I swear I’ll stop both you and Life, Inc!!
Reiji: And you won’t be able to stop me!!!
Ishigami: Then you should have to bear this, too.
Ishigami: You, who proclaim to serve justice without bearing any hardships, / are what the world calls “naïve”.
Ishigami: If you truly have the will to fight me, you must accept sadness and pain! / In exchange, I’ll permit you to live on.
Reiji: What are / you saying…?
Ishigami: Tachibana Reiji… I’ll be taking / that which protected you when you were young, that which you hold “precious”…
Reiji: S-stop… / Please, stop…!!
Reiji: I’m begging you!! / I’ll give you anything else; just don’t take her!!
Ishigami: I told you, didn’t I? / Throw away your naïveté…
Ishigami: become a powerful adult… / and stop me.
Ayaka: You’ll definitely be home for dinner, right?
Ayaka: Won’t you give your beloved big sister a kiss good morning?
Ayaka: I don’t need anything as long as I have you by my side, Reiji.
Ayaka: I’ll love you, Reiji… / Forever… / and ever…
Three years later
Kyouka: Sir, the personnel from our American division / are waiting for you in the meeting room.
Ishigami: With this, we’ll have finished tying off loose ends.
Ishigami: And we’ll finish our merger with the Nikaidou Group.
Kyouka: At long last, the dinosaur who will rule the earth has been born. / Congratulations.
Ishigami: At long last, the majority of humans alive today have never experienced chaos. / We have taken the first step towards peace.
Ishigami: What of Nikaidou Ran?
Kyouka: Events are proceeding as you anticipated.
Kyouka: In exchange for the lives of the two girls she was protecting, / they have unconditionally agreed to our requests.
Kyouka: She no longer seems like much of a threat to us as a Taker.
Ishigami: Right about now, she must be thankful she’s still alive.
Ishigami: What of the plan Hayashibara was working on to mass-produce Sorcery Devices?
Kyouka: They should enter testing soon.
Kyouka: In order for normal humans to use the mass-produced Sorcery Devices and Skills, / they must be able to use Life as an energy source and furthermore be able to handle complex computations.
Kyouka: The cybernetic Summon Assist Interface is designed to make that possible. / The prototype is nearly finished, and will then enter testing.
Ishigami: So everything… is going well.
Ishigami: The illumination in Tokyo / trembles tonight, silently and dangerously.
Mook: Who—who are these guys?! They’re too strong!! / You—you bastards!!
Mook: Where do you think you are?! / This is Life, Inc.!! The holy ground of Takers backed by every government on Earth!
Goggles: I know~ Everyone knows that much~
Goggles: Today’s the ceremony where you’re going to swallow up the Nikaidou Group, right? / We thought we’d come congratulate you, but I never expected this sort of welcome.
Mooks: These guys… / They can’t have come here trying to stop the ceremony, right?!
Mooks: You idiots! There’s tons of Takers from Headquarters there! / What do you punks think you can do?!
Mook: With Igarashi-sama, all of our strongest Takers are gathered there! / Don’t tell me you’re trying to get yourselves killed, you little rats!!
Goggles: Or it means our target is Igarashi herself and your boss, Ishigami. / There’s no point in telling you anymore. Just die already.
(?): Man, you can only look down on a guy for so long before he starts to get annoyed.
(?): Our president had good instincts, of course. / He said some punks my show up, try to crash the party.
Mook: He’s here! / One of the Guild’s strongest Keepers!
Mook: Life Inc.’s Taker!! / Hoshi Rensuke!
Goggles: Hmm… I’ve heard rumors about this guy… / Guess it’s time for the real show to begin.
Rensuke: No matter how much stuff people like you try to destroy what we’ve built, the useless old world is gone now. / The world is safe and logical now. Our society is one where everyone can live together in peace.
Rensuke: Why do you oppose such a thing? / Do you know nothing except how to indiscriminately destroy?
Goggles: Oh~ / You’ve got quite a mouth there.
Goggles: How can you call giving up, living in a cage you all built / and living off the dog food your master hands you “peace”?
Rensuke (thoughts): I never even sensed anything… / How’d you get behind me?
Rensuke (speech bubble): Huh…?!
Rensuke: Who are you?!
Reiji: I’ll let you live for now, but tell Ishigami… / that as I promised,
Reiji: I’m here… / to kill him.
Rensuke: Hmm… / A brat like you…
Rensuke: Is a hundred years too early to talk that big!!!
Rensuke: What—what skill… was that?!
Rensuke: The Phantom Skill…?! / You can’t be…!!
Reiji: It’s too bad.
Reiji: You… / are no longer qualified to be the messenger.
Reiji: Let this / return to ash…
Rensuke: Uh… / Ah…
Mooks: He’s—he’s a monster! / Run!!
Natsuhi: Didn’t we say not to run anywhere?!
Goggles: C’mon, c’mon! Forget about the corpses, and move! / We need to be inside soon!!
Natsuhi: With the Nikaidou Group on their side, they’ll have the power to consume the whole world. / And they’ll pretend to be the heroes who saved it.
Reiji: Do you think I’ll let them?
Reiji: I will stop them.
Natsuhi: Yeah!! / And I’ll follow you wherever you go!
Reiji: The Princess said that / as long as my sister is alive, half my Life will continue to flow into her.
Reiji: And even now, half the Life I gather always flows away. / So my sister must still be alive, somewhere…
Reiji: So wait for me, Ayaka-nee-san!! / I’ll kill Ishigami, and bring you back!!
Kyouka: Yeah. I had an important day at work today… / I’m still at the company.
Kyouka: Don’t worry, Yu-chan. This is just what I have to do to get recognized at work. / More importantly, how’s Kyouya doing?
(TL/N: Kyouya is glossed as “Touya”; however, the kanji are the same as those for Kyouya in SAI: Takers, so… yeah.)
Kyouka: I should be close to figuring out a way to cure Kyouya.
Yuma: Yeah. He misses you too, Onee-san.
Kyouka: I miss him too… / Say hi to him for me.
Kyouka: Well then. / I should get to work on preparations for tonight’s event.
(?): People live… / by relying on those they can trust.
(?): Some live to protect those they hold dear…
(?): Others live to fix their mistakes…
(?): Many live for those they love.
(?): Still more… / live to reclaim what they lost…
(?): The will of those who walk the path they believe in is strong and unwavering.
(?): They seek to fulfill their will by obtaining power… Some of them are named evil; others, justice.
(?): Thus, where man gathers, / so too do those feelings, like a snake.
Princess: Reiji, please remember / what you hold dear…
Princess: I believe that is the path / mankind must walk.
Is what you currently believe… / Good? / Or evil?