One Piece 465
-> RTS Page for One Piece 465
UPDATE: Italicized Perona's "hollow-hollow", since it's her laugh and not part of her speech. Also fixed a couple of typos and polished a few lines here and there.
A few notes:
1. This is indeed my first One Piece. I don't know if I'll be doing more. Depends on how much time I have and how this one's received.
2. Despite being my first One Piece, I'm a huge fan of the series. It's my favorite, hands down (I nearly cried at the end of the CP9 Arc). I have every last volume and have read it from start to finish in Japanese. So I know the characters and what they're supposed to sound like.
3. It's a bit liberal in places, but not much. I just kinda tried to make up for the humor lost in translation, if you will. But believe me when I say it's dead accurate (any and all changes are modest and were made in the spirit of the original text).
Now then, enjoy, and if you haven't started following One Piece yet, remember it's never too late to start!
Chapter 365: “The Pirate Usopp Versus Princess Perona”
Title page: “Enel's Space Opera Vol. 30: What sleeps beneath the moon's surface”
Usopp versus Perona! The tables turn!
Usopp: Hey now, how the hell did you do that! (lit. how come you're flying!)
Usopp: And how the hell'd you go from running for your life to acting this cocky!
Usopp: Why so cool all of a sudden?
Perona: Oh, it’s just I went a little nuts back there.
Perona: See, I never even imagined there'd be a guy immune to negative hollows.
Perona: Now before I get serious, lemme just say one thing…
Perona: Life's full of promise!
Usopp: Drop it already!
Usopp: So what if you're all floating and stuff! I'm a marksman! You can fly and dance around all you want, and it's all the same to me and my skill!
Usopp: Here's a rundown of what you're facing! In addition to the stability and range afforded by its five connected prongs, my new weapon and super sling-shot, “Kabuto”, adds spin to projectiles by activating press dials from Skypia the instant they launch, making all manner of curved trajectories possible!
Usopp: Flame, Flash, Impact! The ability to switch dials makes Kabuto's projectiles all the more deadly! Don't believe for a moment you'll be getting away!
Usopp: Prepare yourself, fien-
Usopp: - HEY! 'the hell you go!?
Perona: Hollow-hollow…right behind you!
Perona: Would you shoot already?
Usopp: Wha…wha…what the hell are ya!
Usopp: Why you – U…u…ultimate strike! Shooting swallowtail star!
Usopp: She's back to regular size!
Usopp: Why you –
Usopp: You're going down I say! Shooting mantis star!
Usopp: Uh –
Usopp: Her hands just went through my chest!
Usopp: I've been run through the chest by bare hands! It's over, I'm over!
Usopp: Oh, My God…*huff*, *huff*… I'm a gonner! Death by massive blood loss!
Perona: You idiot! Mind taking a close look?
Perona: You got no external injuries. But it's a fact my hands are inside your chest.
Perona: And a fact you'll be dead soon.
Perona: Why? Because as we speak, my hands are about to literally crush your heart in their grip!
Usopp: *Cough*… let go… stop it! I'll die for sure!
Perona: I'll kill you fer sure! Now, writhe in pain and expire!
Usopp: I don't wanna! Let go..stop it!
Usopp: I don't wanna…
Perona: Juuust kidding!
Usopp: Wasn’t funny! (lit. “A bluff!?”)
Perona: Hollow-hollow-hollow-hollow! I mean, if my body could physically harm you…
Perona: you'd've been dead the moment my hands went through your chest!
Usopp: *Huff*….*puff*… you nearly made my heart stop anyway!
Perona: All I did was put my hands through your chest.
Usopp: Gyaah! A talking head!
Perona: No matter how clean a shot you get…
Perona: It'll go right through me!
Perona: just like everything else!
Usopp: Ultimate strike!
Usopp: Shooting six viper star!
Perona: I told you, I go through everything.
Usopp: Wah! Quit it! This is just gross!
Perona: In other words, sticks and stones will break my bones…
Perona: But your attacks will never hurt me!
Usopp: Wah! Why you – get away! Quit it already!
Usopp: Go fly a kite somewhere, dammit!
Perona: So, what'cha gonna do now? No attack's gonna work on me!
Usopp: *Huff*…*puff*… Quiet!
Usopp: Just now you just pretended you were gonna crush my heart but couldn’t! You can't touch me either!
Usopp: Sure I can't hit you…but then again, you can't hit me, now, can you! Well!?
Usopp: So-…sonic boom.
Usopp: Wah! Get away from me!
Usopp: Why you - !
Usopp: Ultimate strike! Flying phoenix star!
Usopp: It ain't fair!
Usopp: 'the hell's up with being hit, but not being able to hit back! Doesn't even qualify as a fight!
Usopp: What the – move! I can't see!
Perona: Ghost Wrap!
(*fingers snapping over and over*)
Usopp: What’s goin' on here… she's whoping my ass!
Usopp: And here I thought… she was weaker than I…
Perona: Careful, now. Kumashi's way stronger than your average bear!
Usopp: 'the hell's happening here. When all the others failed…
Usopp: I got all fired up about being the only one who could deal with her.
Usopp (flashback): Your powers are no match for this girl!
Usopp: No sooner do I get the chance to shine than..It's over! It's hopeless! I got no chance at beating her!
Usopp: I'm goin' down, and when she catches the rest of the gang, I'm taking everyone down with me!
Usopp: Saving the gang…was simply asking too much of me! Help…
Usopp: Help me…Sogeking!
Usopp: Tell me…
Usopp: What would you do?
Perona: You! How dare you exorcise my Kumashi! And what’s the idea with the mask!
Usopp: *Huff*… I have no idea what you mean…
Usopp: Hail ye! I am known as Sogeking!
Perona: You've gone nuts, you know that! You actually want me to take you for someone else!?
(*the follow is all Usopp/Sogeking’s schizophrenic internal dialogue*)
Sogeking: Be calm! Fight, young Usopp!
Usopp: Shut up! It's over, I tell ya! There's no way in hell for me to win!
Sogeking: Oh, ye of little faith! I believe in you - believe you can do it, young Usopp!
Usopp: Any rational basis for that belief?
Sogeking: None whatsoever.
Usopp: Screw you!
(end of internal dialogue for this first panel)
Usopp: That's it, I'm running!
Perona: You're running!?
(another panel of internal dialogue)
Sogeking: But think! There's something rotten in Denmark with this girl!
Usopp: Now that you mention it… yeah…how come she got so cocky all of a sudden?
Usopp: First she's running away from me in fear, and then this!
(internal dialogue continues)
Usopp: If my attacks couldn't hit her, she didn't have to run!
Usopp: And she's supposed to be able to fly and go through walls and stuff!
Usopp: Despite it all, all she did was run around hollering!
Usopp: That's right…up until the point when the bear got to me for a second and I lost her from sight…
Usopp: Something happened just then!
Perona: Hollow-hollow-hollow…Now then… I think it's about time I handed you over to Lord Moria…
Usopp: So that's it! Now I get it. I've seen through your trickery!
Perona: You want those words for your epitaph?
Usopp: There's gotta be…something like a room nearby…
Perona: Hey, hold on! Where d'ya think yer aiming at!
Usopp: There it is!
Perona: Hold it!
Usopp: Ultimate strike! Atlas Comet!
Usopp: Aha! Found you!
Usopp: That's your real body!
Usopp discovers her secret!