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UQ Holder 07
Wow! This is super fast! Why’d we even bother walking this far?
/ The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
But still, Yukihime, to think you’re the boss of a bunch of yakuza.
/ Like I said, you’re mistaken.
Anyways, I’m lookin’ forward to seeing what kind of people these immortals are.
/ Maybe everyone who lives too long’ll really get as dark as a certain someone.
/ / Hold your tongue. Or would you rather get out?
Stage 7: UQ Holder
Look! The tower’s already so close!
Kuroumaru, you came down from there, too, right?
No; I descended directly in the mountains, so…
We’ll be taking a boat from here.
Whooooooooa!! We’re here, we’re here!
The tower! Look, it’s the tower!
/ It’s so close!
Do you see it?! Do you see it, Kuroumaru?!
Yes, I can see it.
Whooooa! Damn! It’s so huge!
/ The tower’s huge! Whoa!
Is it just me, or is the tower getting further away?
The UQ Holder’s secret base is 10 kilometers off the coast of New Tokyo.
Is this seriously a secret base?
It looks like a hot springs resort.
We do manage a hot springs here.
/ This is the Secret Base Fairyland Hall.
Mistress, I’ll gather everyone.
Ahh…. Though I intended to never return here,
I grew somewhat bored with living in the countryside, so I have, embarrassingly enough, returned.
/ As there are many who seek my life, I suspect I will only add to your burdens—
but now that I’m back, allow me to stick with you all.
/ Let us fight together to secure our dark clan enough room to live.
You’ve done well these last two years.
/ It’s a pleasure to be working with you again.
Long time no see!!
We missed you so much, Ane-san.
You’re not a burden at all. Please, stay with us forever.
/ We’ll protect you, Ane-san.
Argh! You’re sweltering me!
Ohh! There it is! Ane-san’s Air Punch!
/ The feel of it is something else!
I guess they idolize her.
But things like that are pretty nice, too.
/ OK. I should hurry up and…
Hey, hey. The name’s Konoe Touta.
Hey, man, I’m sorry to interrupt,
/ but how about we introduce ourselves?
Huh? We’re havin’ a nice little two-year reunion over here.
You brats can go piss off.
Hey, hey, hey, hey, you punks!
The two of us are Yukihime’s greatest disciples.
The name’s Konoe Touta!!
/ The girly guy behind me’s my pal, Tokisaka Kuroumaru!!
You’re all going to be my friends from today on.
/ So nice meeting you all!!
SFX: Ahahaha hahaha
What’s with this kid?
You, her greatest disciples?
Konoe-kun, you do seem to be a rather promising young man,
/ and you are certainly Mistress Yukihime’s guest,
but when did anyone ever say they’d be your friend?
That’s enough, Basago-kun.
Konoe Touta-kun, was it?
I’m Makabe Gengorou.
/ These are Ameya Ikkuu and Karin.
We are all immortals.
Nice to meet you.
Huh? Ohh! Nice to meet you!!
/ Wow, so you’re immortals, too.
/ / Nice. So you’re vampires, then?
No, that’s not what I meant.
Huh…? Is this girl invulnerable-ish, too…?
/ Yeah, that’s Karin. I guess the two of you look to be about the same age.
I see. Well, nice to meet…
Huh? What? Did I do something?
Damn, she looks bloodthirsty. And wait, why’s she got a hammer in her hand?
I take it you want to be one of us?
I don’t really know much about you guys…
/ but there’s no way I could be wrong about someone in Yukihime’s yakuza clan!
You’re gonna be my friends, whether you like it or not.
I wanna be your pal.
OK, I understand.
/ But I’m sorry. Only immortals who seek to enter UQ Holder
/ / must pass an entrance exam.
/ A test?
Have you heard the urban legend?
/ There are whispers, in New Tokyo,
that beneath the hastily developed capital lies a sprawling underground labyrinth in which, if one becomes lost, he will never return…
You pass the test if you can escape that labyrinth
/ within eight years.
SFX at bottom: Splash
Shit! That girl…
/ She didn’t hold back a hair.
Ah, looks like I’ve fallen down deep.
Where am I?
[aside <it’s an echo>]: Heeeeey! Heeeeeeeeeeey!
Whoa. This place is huge.
Hey! Anybody out there?!!
/ Kuroumaru!! You all right?!
SFX: Splash Splash
You all right, Kuroumaru?!
Are you hurt?!
/ You must have a broken bone or two.
/ / N—No, I’m fine.
You’re such a worrywart. In the first place, we’re both invulnerable.
For goodness’s sake; why did I get caught in the crossfire?
/ I didn’t even say anything.
Ah haha. My bad, my bad.
/ Well, at any rate, you’re gonna work with me, right? So no biggie.
You’re too pushy.
And moreover, should you have made up your mind about this that easily?
/ About what?
That you should be friends with them!
/ Do you think anything through?!
If something sounds good, then I ain't gonna worry. My motto's to just make a quick decision.
You’re treating this too lightly!
/ That’s why this happened to us.
I mean, there’s no way those guys are reputable sorts.
It’s not like you’re that reputable yourself.
More importantly, I’m worried about…
/ what that four-eyed sea urchin said.
Didn’t he say there was an eight-year time limit, or something?
[aside]: By “four-eyed sea urchin,” you mean…
/ It must’ve been a joke, or a bluff. <small: … Or maybe we misheard him. >
You think we really have eight years?
Well, this is a test for immortals.
/ So I figured, maybe they have a stupid perception of time like that.
This underground space is certainly wide, but it couldn’t take more than a few days to explore.
/ So, let’s go find an exit.
/ Wait up, Kuroumaru!
This seems kinda dangerous!
What is this…?!
I—I—I knew there was some’n here!
/ Is it a shark? Or a crocodile?
No; stand back. I’ll handle this.
/ This doesn’t seem to be a normal animal.
/ / It’s some sort of river spirit.
Dealing with such beings is in the domain of my clan.
/ Well, but you’re—
You should reconsider. If you fail to take it out, it’ll call its friends.
If you don’t want to be eaten, hurry and get up here.
Being eaten by that thing’s worse than death.
It’ll take 30 years to digest you. That’s enough to frighten even immortals.
/ Ah… By the way, boys…
I’m the leader of UQ Holder, Shishido Jinbee…….
Umm, do you have anything to eat?
/ Oh—fire would be nice, too?
[inset]: He’s not going to eat the fire, right? It’s just to light his cigarette, right??!
Who are you, mister?
[bottom right]: To be continued in Issue 46.