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[Doubutsu no Kuni 15 Translation by Kewl0210]
Back Cover: Using an unknown power he calls "fire" the third human to appear in "Animal Country", Jyu, has dealt catastrophic damage to Tarouza's village. Some animals are enamored with Jyu and follow after him and comrades start to split up, leaving the village to find food... Jyu's words "Do not bring lies into this world." assault Tarouza!!
Raiku: In an establishment called a "human cage", you can see brown bears up close across a glass pane. I was surprised that just their faces were about half the size of my body.
I really felt that they were not animals humans are any match for physically.
The Ecology of Piman
SFX: GURUGURU (Wrapping)
Narration: Piman thought that if he imitated Jyu, he could light things on fire.
Narration: Piman really really wanted to eat baked potatoes.
Hyena [Carnivora Order, Hyaenidae Family]
Dog [Carnivora Order, Canidae Family]
Human [Primate Order, Hominidae Family]
Human [Primate Order, Hominidae Family]
Horse? [Perissodactyla Order, Family Equidae]
Llama [Artiodactyla Order, Camelida Family]
Giraffe [Artiodactyla Order Giraffidae Family]
Board: Character Introductions
Top Right: Tarouza
A human child that possesses a "cry that can be used to communicate with any animal". Monoko is his mother that raised him since he was a baby. He lives together with plant-eating animals of different species. He wishes to someday be able to get along with meat-eating animals as well.
Right Side: Tarouza's true mother that abandoned him?
Middle Right: Monoko
A female tanuki and Tarouza's mother. Her parents were eaten by lynxes and she was alone when she picked up Tarouza and decided to become his mother.
Bottom Right: Kurokagi
A lynx that questions this world of the strong preying on the weak. Ever since his life was saved by Tarouza, he has vowed to fight for Tarouza's sake. Even now, he is a valuable fighting force for Tarouza's pack.
Bottom Center: Jeek
A wolf child. Ever since he lost his family in a bear attack, he has lived in the tanuki village. Now he is family to Tarouza and Monoko.
Top Left: The animals that live in the same village as Tarouza
Under Tarouza's guidance and abilities, plant-eating animals live in harmony with each other in one village. There are fields and bridges in the village.
Top Right: Dengo
Friends of Monoko since they were kids. The caring Dengo and clown-like Piman.
Middle Right: Jyu
Following Tarouza and Capri, he is the third human to appear in "Animal Country". He is a hateful and violent young boy that is completely against Tarouza's dream of "everyone getting along". He is abel to use an unknown power he calls "fire".
Below Jyu: Capri
A human girl that was raised among a pack of lions. She can speak with any animal just like Tarouza. She is a carnivorous girl that think of plant-eating animals as "prey".
Below Capri: Capri's Siblings
A beast that travels with Jyu.
Bottom Left Box: Up until last time..
Unable to se eye-to-eye with the carnivorous Capri, discord arose between Tarouza and her. But because they saved her from a battle where fellow lions were killing each other, the two started to interact. Because of that, Tarouza renewed hope to someday reach common ground with meat-eating animals, but a strange shadow creeped near in the shadows... A young boy named Jyu, controlling a gigantic beast, attacked Tarouza and the others' village. Against Jyu's bold statement that the proper and most beautiful form of animals is to be killing each other, Tarouza and the others could only cower in fear...
The Power of Fire, the Power of Numbers, Pinta's Power
Journeys Are a Risk to One's Life
Title: Word.15 Tarouza's Truth
Insert: Do you have the resolve
Among the animals here, the number that had actually seen fire before
was surely only one or two...
And they would only have seen something like a forest fire.
But all animals are frightened by "fire".
Even without being taught to by anyone,
like how they fear the thing called "death"
they have an extinctive fear towards "fire".
Narrator: The same held true for Tarouza.
He feared fire from the bottom of his heart.
He didn't know where this fear came from...
SFX: DOKUN DOKUN DOKUN DOKUN (Heartbeat)
Narrator: But Tarouza's body... and mind...
frantically rang an alarm in response to this "fire".
SFX: DOKUN DOKUN
Narrator: That "I cannot hold that"...
SFX: DOKUN DOKUN DOKUN DOKUN DOKUN DOKUN DOKUN
Jyu: What happened to all your aggression?
Even with all these big animals you've got together, you're all just shivering?
Guy: Hey, Tarouza.
What is that? That thing he's calling "fire"?
Tarou: I dunno. It's my first time seeing it, too.
But I know it's something terrible.
Jeek: It glows while it changes shape...
Is that alive?
Is it an naimal?
Say something baaack!! Heey!!
Kuro: Long ago, in my travels, I saw that "fire" thing cover a forest.
Kuro: After the "fire" had engulfed everything
the forest turned pitch-black and died.
Kuro: And the animals that touched the "fire"
were covered by the "fire" and died.
Everyone, be careful!! That "fire" thing can kill forests and animals!!
Ororon: Then we have all the more reason...
Ororon: to stop that guy who has the fire, don't we?!!!
Jyu: You sure are brave, huh?
Even though you're scared of this,
you plunged right in, didn't you?!!!
SFX: BIKUH (Surprise)
Jyu: Hey, if you take too long
this thing's just gonna get bigger and bigger.
What?! So that fire is alive!! It's growing!!!
SFX: MERA MERA MERAMERA (Crackling)
Jeek: Hurry, kill iiiiiit!!!
SFX: GABUH (Chomp)
SFX: B ABAA
Tarou: Don't touch the fire!!!
We have to aim for Jyu without touching the "fire"!!!
SFX: DODODODO DODODOH
You foolish little close buddies!
Do you really think you can stop me, Jyu?!
SFX: GAGAGAGAGAGA KYUUUU
SFX: KYU PAH GUIII
Jyu: Huh?! What's wrong?!
I'm so much physically weaker than any of you animals!!
You're gonna have to be a little more serious to kill me!!!
SFX: ZA ZAN
SFX: BABAH DON
Cow: YOU BASTAAAARD!!!
SFX: GAKUN DOH
He's not losing even when he's up against all of these animals.
That's not all.
Though we're fighting despite being afraid,
He's enjoying this situation.
Pig: If I......
had fire, too... would I become like him?
what are you thinking?
Monoko: This isn't working! He is kinda strong,
and with everyone so afraid of the fire, they can't move at their best!!
Taro-chan, what should we do?!!
SFX: MERA MERA MERA MERA
SFX: DOH DOH DOH DOH DOH DOH DOH DOH
SFX: DOKUN DOKUN DOKUN DOKUN
Tarou: No! Even if I'm afraid
unless I learn about "fire"...
Tarou: Unless I can hold fire
I won't be able to stop Jyu!!!
SFX: BAH KAKIN
Jyu: Let me teach you how meaningless and ridiculous
all that you've done is.
SFX: BAH BAH
Tarou: Wh-What're you intending to do, Jyu?!
SFX: KO KON KON
SFX: MERA MERA MERA
SFX: MERA MERA MERA
Tarou: Stop it, fire!!
Jyu: Now, I think I'll keep going and burn down
all of the lies Tarouza has made!!
Jyu: If I burn all of the lies you've made,
these animals will open their eyes!!!
Animal Country will return to its true form!!
And you'll realize that different animals being buddy-buddy with each other
has no meaning!!
Now, go! Olivia!!!
SFX: BA BAH
Monoko: They're going to the village... to where the field is!!
Tarou: A... Aah...
Monoko: YEah!! Let's go!!
SFX: B URUBURUBU
SFX: BOH BOH
SFX: BOH BOH BOH BOH
SFX: MERA MERA MERA MERA (crackling)
How refreshing! [Heart]
Jyu: Okay, shall we get going?
There's nothing left to do here.
Animals: We want
to become like you.
Everyone getting along together is boring.
Strong ones taking everything,
that sounds better.
We want to use our lives
to have fun, like you.
Jyu: I don't mind if you come along,
but I'm not gonna look after you or protect you or anything.
Jyu: Plus you've gotta be careful to not get eaten by Olivia.
She'll eat anything.
Occasionally, she even tried to eat me.
SFX: TATATA TATA...
[Feels bad, man.]
Deer: Hey, Shikaora.
Do you really want to leave this place?
We need to find a new home... a new forest.
Shikaora: We have no choice.
There's no forest or field here anymore.
The other animals are leaving to look for a new forest, too.
Boars: Because the filed in the village... had food
we would protect this place
even when meat eating animals came.
But next time meat eating animals come,
we'd be better off running.
Cow: As just our own species,
as just a family,
as just one animal,
we always used to live that way.
This is this "Animal Country's" true form.
Jyu: Don't drag lies into this world!
Was what I did a lie?
don't really know much about lies and things like that.
Tarou: Was it wrong to make animals of different species
try to get along...?
Monoko: That's not true!!
Getting along is a great thing!
What you did was a happy thing, Taro-chan!!
Getting along with other animals,
and the bridge!!
They were all happy things!!
but there's nothing left now!!
The field we tooks years to make, and the bridge
Tarou: Everyone is leaving, too, aren't they?!
Everyone's gone back to their true form!!
Because the field... the food is gone.
Because all of the lies I creates are gone!!!
Now all that's left is the truth...
SFX: BOTA BOTA BOTA BOTA BOTA BOTA
Momou: It wasn't the food.
It wasn't just things to eat.
The "happiness" you gave us...
[That one bull in the back is fuckin' huge.]
Though the field is gone, we thought we would just make it again!
We'll make another bridge!
Look! The forest across the river wasn't destroyed by the fire!
If we hadn't all laughed
when we fell from the cliffs into the river
it would've felt empty.
Food is important as well,
but none of us want to leave this place.
Reiko and Kyuu-chan don't want to leave Tarouza.
And Ben is best friends with Apache the boar.
Momou: Hey, Tarouza.
Why is it you and Jyu
get to decide what is true and what's a lie?
Momou: What's more important
is that we all now......
feel the same way.
These are everyone's true feelings.
I am a bull. I can't hear the cry of anything that's not cattle.
go ahead and ask everyone how they feel right now
in your cry that all animals can understand.
let's all live here together again.
Omake Page 1 Training!! Llamakiko-san!!
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SFX: PAN PAN
T/N: I think this is a joke about Wada Akiko. A famous Japanese singer and actress. The llama is supposed to look like her.