-> RTS Page for Bokke-san 6
It's a miracle! A manga with decent English?! What's the world come to?
Disclaimer: this was done running on 4 hours sleep, in a 6 hour marathon (I did do other stuff in between). So expect mistakes.
Blue for areas that require assistance
Black Japanese text means uncertainty.
[Side-text: There was a Bokke nearby who, like Hiro, was newly awakened!]
Text 1: ---I had always thought I was alone---
Text 2: But there was someone else
Text 3: Moreover---
Text 4: He was in the same school
Text 5: And, like me
Bubble 1: It was something that happened recently.
Text 6: Was a troubled Bokke...!
Bubble 2: I became afraid of my own 'power'.
Text 7: ... Why is it...? Something...
Bubble 3: ...doku (...heartbeat)
Bubble 4: dokun (heartbeat)
Text 1: It's the first time
SFX: dokun (heartbeat)
Text 2: I've felt like this...!
Bubble 1: Youse serious?!
Bubble 2: pashari (ka-chick)
Bubble 3: We'z gonna be meeting up from now onwards?!
Bubble 4: pasha pasha (click click)
Bubble 5: So... We'z gonna get details about Bokke
Bubble 6: pashari (ka-chick)
Sub-bubble: From zis Abel person---?
Text 3: ... (girl's head) Hmmm... What is it?
Bubble 7: If you'd just quit
Sub-bubble: Constantly taking these annoying photos we'll take you there~~
Bubble 8: ...
Bubble 9: Ah-
Sub-bubble: Hiro, watch it! Your ears, your ears!!
Bubble 10: !!
Bubble 11: There are still people at school---
SFX: pasha (thump)
Bubble 1: !
Bubble 2: Oh?!
Bubble 3: Zat'll hide it...
Bubble 4: Don't worries, I change it everyday... hehe.
Bubble 5: ---...I'm really sorry
Bubble 6: About just now, Hiro...
Bubble 7: Even though...
Bubble 8: We were friends...!
Bubble 9: dokun... (heartbeat...)
Text 1: -----Ah... I see. Now that I...-----
Bubble 10: ...
Sub-bubble: ...... Meke...
Box 1: Have made a friend
Bubble 11: Thanks for this...
The 6th Monster
Text 2: Shared 'warmth'...!
Box 2: I'm really happy...!!!
Bubble 1: ...!! ...Zat's great...!!
Bubble 2: Rightz, now that we've decided on a great plan...
SFX: zaaaaaaaa (wind gusting)
Bubble 3: Let'z go to Abel-san place!
SFX: pyon pyon (bounce bounce)
Bubble 4: Wow...
Sub-bubble: This is the first time... I've heard someone say thanks to Hino...!!
Text 1: ... Cheh...
Text 2: By ze way, what kind of person iz Abel?
Text 3: ... A rocker...
Text 4: Rocker??
Text 5: I'm a little jealous--
Bubble 5: ---Wait, why do I feel that?!
SFX: don (bam)
Bubble 6: ?!
Bubble 7: Come on, let's hurry up and go already
Small text: That place'll close!!
Text 6: ----... A friend, huh... Great, isn't it... Hino...?
Bubble 8: ...
Text 7: --Matsuroba Library--
Bubble 9: Umm~~
Bubble 10: A...
Bubble 11: bel?
Bubble 1: Kind masters and mistress
Bubble 2: Please keep quiet in the library
SFX: pisshi-- (sparkle--)
Book: 365 Days Cook Book
Bubble 3: ...??
Text 1: Hey hey~
Bubble 3: Kind mast... Come again??
Sub-bubble: Your character changed? This person is... a butler??
Small text: You're more lordly...
Small text: keropu (croak, but earlier translations kept 'kero', so... up to you)
Bubble 4: Uuum razzer zan a butler, he'z more like a host, isn't he~~
Bubble 5: ... Oohh...
SFX: piki---n (freeze)
Text 2 (song):
The hard worker~~
Alone in his office for his whole life~~
T/N: I'm tempted to read it as 'working loli'. Either I'm reading that ro wrong or I can't deal with verbs today...
Bubble 6: Ahh!!
Sub-bubble: I get it, Hino!
Small-text: Judging from this reworded song
Bubble 7: This person's been getting warped throughout the whole week!!
Text 3: When we took off that time, he suffered from loneliness!!
Bubble 8: pyu-- (whoosh--)
Bubble 9: ...
Bubble 10: Bull's eye, right?!
SFX: bishi bishi (twitch twitch)
Black text: ??
T/N: Wow, maybe if someone cleans this I can read it.
Bubble 1: ...Yup, no go. Let's head back.
Bubble 2: L... Leave thiz to me...!
SFX: puu x 6
SFX: koto x 5 (clunk x 5)
T/N: I think he's playing around with the books
SFX: pasha pasha (click click)
Bubble 3: Ooh~~!! Thoze are-
Bubble 4: ...Vintage bootz! And from ze '70z, to boot.
T/N: sorry, bad pun. Couldn't help it.
Bubble 5: Zey'z seem well maintained too~~
Bubble 6: I shall forgive you in deference to that petite frog's discerning eye.
SFX: pan!! (flop!!)
Bubble 7: And?! What can I help you with?
Sub-bubble: English conversation??
Text 1: It's English :P
Bubble 8: guru guru (flail kick)
Bubble 9: You did it, Mekee~~ That's amazing~~~
SFX: bon x 4 (pat x 4)
Bubble 10: ... No, it just sorta happened...!
Bubble 11: Serious...?
Bubble 1: ---Um
Bubble 2: !
Bubble 3: We... would...
Bubble 4: ...like
Bubble 5: To hear...
Bubble 6: About the Bokke...
Bubble 7: gyuu... (squeeze)
Bubble 8: ... Yes... Ze truth iz---
Bubble 9: We want to know...!*
Bubble 10: Recently
Sub-bubble: Matsuroba's... been strange...*
Bubble 11: It'z definitely ze fault of the Bokke, right...?! ^
Bubble 12: Geez...! ^
Sub-bubble: I hate it. I juz don't understand at all. ^
Bubble 13: ---Juz what are we---
Sub-bubble: Juz what are the Bokke?!
Bubble 14: All righ', all righ'.
Bubble 15: No need to translate...
Sub-bubble: Let me show you something good.
SFX: kasshi... (stride...)
Apron: Ma[blocked]ba Library
Bubble 1: Here we go.
Sub-bubble 1: First off, this petite frog's real form
Sub-bubble 2: Is the Yorozute-kawasu
SFX: para (flip)
Bubble 2: The pervert of the Bokke world
Bubble 3: ... Perv...?!
Bubble 4: Oh my~~
Bubble 5: A Bokke which can enter any mirror or mimicking image.
Sub-bubble: Uses his power for his own ends.
T/N: not quite sure 'duplicated image' is the right word. The meaning is more 'virtual image', or an image that mimics something, e.g. a photo.
Bubble 5: Own...!!
Bubble 6: Nice one~~
Bubble 7: But, but
Bubble 8: Why is it that you know my true form when I haven't shown my 'power'...?
Bubble 9: Your hand.
Bubble 10: Ah.
Bubble 11: What? It's the same as Hino---
Sub-bubble: Huh?? It returned to normal.
Bubble 12: ... Control it properly...
SFX: Giii (creak)
Bubble 13: ...Eh?
Bubble 14: If we don't?
Bubble 1: Then you'll never be able to turn back, just like this!!
Bubble 2: ...!!
Bubble 3: Ugh...!!
Sub-bubble: That's scary... Don't tell me... that's...?!
Bubble 4: Yes
Bubble 5: It's a Bokke...!! A guy who lose control over his 'power' and couldn't revert...!!
Text 1: ...!!
Text 2: Couldn't control his 'power'...?! And became a monster like this...?!
Text 3: ... No way...!!
Text 4: Like this...?! If I end up like this, I'd rather not use this so-called 'power'---
Bubble 1: ----So I say, but here in Matsuroba
Bubble 2: You can't not use your 'power' and just cut yourself free with just that.
Bubble 3: Bokkes are one species of the '800,000 Gods', and the closest to youkai.
Bubble 4: They have a particularly troublesome characteristic
Bubble 5: And that is
Bubble 6: Their natural form is a 'human'...!!
Bubble 7: So having said that, 'whaaa're you trying to say?' you ask...
T/N: :/ he sure is long-winded
Bubble 8: Bokke can plough through the human trash
Bubble 9: If they feel like it, they can---
SFX: Zuzu... (Creep...)
SFX: Zaraa...!! (Whoosh...!!)
Bubble 1: Make sudden attack on humans...!!
Bubble 2: -------!!
Bubble 3: The most recent incidents
Bubble 4: Have made this clear, have they not?
T/N: Lit: 'have told you plenty about this', but it's a little too long to typeset :/
SFX: shin (point)
Bubble 5: Just think about what monsters will go on rampages from here on...?
T/N: liberal translation, because it sounds plain bad otherwise :/
Text 1: Those guys are going to start moving, won't they--...
Text 2: ---... Can't be...
SFX: gyu... (grip...)
Text 3: Then...!! No matter what we do, we'll get involved...?!
Text 4: But then that'll...!!
Bubble 6: But there's no need to worry, since it's Hino.
Sub-bubble: If it's someone like Nanpa, he'll finish them off---
SFX: Pashan...!! (Shatter...!!)
Bubble 1: ?
Bubble 2: ...Wait.
Bubble 3: Why?
Bubble 4: suuu... (retract)
Bubble 5: biki (crackle)
Bubble 6: Why'd you know about Nanpa?
Bubble 7: A week ago, he fought with Hiro.
Bubble 8: !
Bubble 9: He was together with a guy called Ring. Hiro defeated them.
Bubble 10: Bo- Bo-... Bokke...
Text 1: Walloped them, you say... Hiro, you bastard...
Bubble 11: Youse were attacked as well, Zayu-chan?!
Bubble 12: giriri (grind)
Bubble 13: Tha--t's right, I got a head injury, you know.
Bubble 14: Eeeehh?!
Bubble 15: Hehe, yup.
Bubble 16: O-
Sub-bubble: Oh my god,,,!!
SFX: pon... (step...)
Bubble 1: Wha d'you mean...?
Bubble 2: English
Bubble 3: !
Bubble 4: This accessory
Sub-bubble: Think of it as a graph showing 'Bokke levels'
Bubble 5: gyara (dangle?)
Bubble 6: Of course
Sub-bubble: You are the lowest class of Bokke
Bubble 7: rin (ring)
Bubble 8: ---In that case, I, too
Sub-bubble: Am just a low-class Bokke, not much different from you
Bubble 9: But Nanpa and Ring are
Bubble 10: Top class, you know...!!
Bubble 11: ...Then, why
Sub-bubble: Are you even alive...?
Bubble 1: ... If...
Bubble 2: If zey'z such monsterz, zen why were zose two---?!
Text 1: .......
Bubble 3: I don't know either.
Bubble 4: Then, that Hanko might also be dangerous too---
Bubble 5: pipi
SFX: taa (flip)
Bubble 6: !
Bubble 7: Oh yeah, look at this.
Bubble 8: You see, I went to a place like this with Hiro.
Bubble 9: What's this??
Bubble 10: A lot happened there, see~~
Bubble 11: Underground, there was this structure that seemed rather old-fashioned.
Bubble 12: The Hakon Bokke we met near the end? That kind of feel.
Text 2: Gee-- It's all so broken-down
Bubble 13: Oi!!
Bubble 14: !
SFX: dota dota dota (step step step)
Bubble 15: Is someone there?!
Sub-bubble: That area is off-limits to readers!!
Bubble 16: ...!!
SFX: kara!! (scrape!!)
Bubble 17: Oh boy
Bubble 18: Let'z escape from here
Bubble 1: ...
SFX: dota dota dota (step step step)
Bubble 2: Hah
SFX: sutaa (land)
Bubble 3: Hinooo
Bubble 4: Quickly, quickly
SFX: pun pun (wave wave)
Bubble 5: ---Leave the rest to me
SFX: dota x 3 (step x 3)
Bubble 6: I'll come up with some 'propriate way of handling this.
Text 1: ---Honestly
Bubble 7: ...And it should be that place, but I don't know much about it.
Text 2: They actually went there, huh...
Bubble 8: Just, well, it seems kind of 'the Bokke's concealed hideout'-ish. I'll investigate it too...
Bubble 9: 'Ka--y
Sub-bubble: Thanks, Abel
Text 3: They're really something, them..!!
Bubble 10: Hey, Hino.
Bubble 11: !
Text 4: --Can't help it
Bubble 12: You
Text 5: I'll teach him this.
Bubble 13: When you were fighting Nanpa and the others... What did you have on you?
Bubble 14: ...?
Bubble 15: ...!!
Bubble 1: ---Remember to 'control' properly...
Text 1: ----If you don't you'll be done in
Text 2: By the 'South'...!!
Bubble 2: Well zen, zee you tomorrow!!
Bubble 3: Zee you
Bubble 4: It woz great being with you!!
Bubble 5: Me zoo
Bubble 6: ...!!
Sub-bubble: You're also 'zu'ing...!
Text 3: lalala~~
Text 4: I'm so happy I could die~~~
Bubble 7: Mmhmm, a strange guy indeed.
Bubble 8: Hey, Hiro---
Bubble 9: ...
Text 1: ---... Back then... I really could've died...
Text 2: If, so that I can control the Bokke...
Text 3: This mask strengthens my power
Text 4: I might end up like that someday.
Text 5: Just... what should I---
Bubble 1: Great, isn't it? Hiro has learned a lot of things today---
Bubble 2: E-
Bubble 3: -quip!!!
Bubble 4: Trans-
Bubble 5: -form
Bubble 6: Nekogami has coooooome
SFX: to-ra (rush away)
SFX: bishii (slap)
Bubble 6: ...
Text 1: ---... I see... That's right, isn't it... Sayu...
Bubble 1: Come
Bubble 2: Bring it on, you-
Bubble 3: You neko bastard
Bubble 4: ...
Bubble 5: Hero faker
Text 2: I have to protect at least you, right?
Bubble 6: ... Thanks...
Bubble 7: For the mask, Sayu...
Text 3: I'll try and do what I can...!!
SFX: kaaa... (blush...)
Bubble 8: ...!!
Bubble 9: Spare me the courtesies, 'eeeey?!
SFX: pen (pat)
Bubble 10: Ah.
Bubble 1: ...
Bubble 2: Hehehehe
Bubble 3: Hehe
Bubble 4: Hehehehe
Bubble 5: Hehehehehe
SFX: jyuu-- (whoosh--)
Bubble 6: Hehehehe
Sub-bubble: Where, o' where is he, I wonder...?
Bubble 7: The one who tore Ring apart
Bubble 8: The one with claws
Bubble 9: The one known as Nekogami
Bubble 10: Where are you, I wonder??
Side-text: This Bokke... Smoke? Steam? This is bad!! Claws don't seem effective here!!
...The 6th Monster
Bokkes and their names' meanings:
A quick Google search suggests that the Bokke aren't directly lifted off mythology, unlike in Nurarihyon. It may be based on existing youkai/ninjutsu forms, but I'm no expert in either field.
Nekogami: Slumbering Fox God (Pronunciation can also mean Cat God)
Shouldn't be 'Cat God', given the fox-like mask and the kanji 'fox'.
Yorozute-kawasu: 10000-handed Frog
Meke: he adds a lot of 'su's at the end of his sentences, so I tried to carry that over. Sorry if the English ends up looking pretty darn weird. I suppose you could say it's a Dracula accent *l* Without the 'v's or the formality.
Abel: speaks with a foreign accent, but it's hard to convey it in English. We don't even know if he's from the US or UK, so I can't spice up his language much.