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And here's the big suicidal depression chapter everyone was looking forward to! No really, it's a great one.
And with that, I'm finally all caught up for the first time in 2.5 years. It only took me about 2 and a half months (Really I should've done that faster). Now if only I had decent typesetters so we could finish the... 8 volumes we've still gotta finish. I'll be working on getting people to do that. And volume 11 comes out in a week. I'll make sure to get it done in not too long. Now I'm off to go do tons of other shit...
[Doubutsu no Kuni 37 Translation by Kewl0210]
Tarou: It's been nothing
but difficult and painful things.
With what thoughts have I lived?
What do I seek in my life?
I'm sure it's something no one but me knows.
No one else could understand.
Sky: I'm sure it's something no one but me knows.
No one else could understand.
SFX: PIH PIH PIH PIH PIH PIH NYAAAAAAA (Grin)
Title: Word.37 Tarouza
Kiritobi: From what I saw of his attacks, they're nothing special.
but what is this bad feeling I'm getting...?
Every hair on my body is standing on end with unpleasant shivers.
This feeling... is like when my father died.......
SFX: BURU BURU BURU
Kiri: Tarouza!! Don't connect to our consciousnesses!!
Your body... especially the brain were tired out in the previous fights!!
Porcupine Hansen! Sloth Zalas!
Your call to these two with your cry will be plenty!!
Kiri: The coordinated attack of a weasel ninja unit
has a power unparalleled under the heavens!!
Kiri: Too slow!!
Tarouza: Be careful!! The recovery rate of a Chimera that size will be fast!!
SFX: ZAZAH PEH
SFX: DO DODON
Sky: Got you!!
Rather than be mislead by the group, if I just pick you off one by one, I'll be victorious!!
Weasel: Don't underestimate weasels now.
SFX: BOKI BOKI BOKI BOKI
Weasel: The king that dances in the skies with no natural enemies, the hawk!
When captured by that hawk and brought high into the sky,
If we wriggle and struggle and stretch out our torsos...
SFX: ZURU ZURU ZURU ZURU
Weasel: We are the only animals that can bite through that triumphant neck!
Weasel: That is what weasels are!!!
SFX: BURU BURU BURU
SFX: HYUN HYUN HYUN HYUN
Kiri: One's own shadow
is always the darkness closest to one's self.
Kiri: Hiding in the darkness, binding through the darkness and putting an end to life.
That is the Kiritobi Style of Weasel Ninja Arts......
SFX: ZUZUZUZU ZUZUZU
Kiri: Shadow sewing!!!
SFX: GUI GUI GUI
Kiri: They have barbs on them. So the more you struggle, the deeper they'll go in!!
What do you think will happen if those quills pierce your whole body?
SFX: ZUBU ZUBU
Kiri: For a Chimera that can heal wounds instantly,
those quills will forever creep about the inside of your body and continuously destroy it!
They are truly
a sure-kill technique for Chimeras!!
Kiri: And they will blast your body to smithereens!!!
Tarou: That's our Kirito...
Weasel: We did it, huh, Big Brother......?
Weasel: Big Brother?!!
Kiri: Everyone, brace yourselves!!
An even stronger ill will and killing intent is being released than before!!
This is sound?
It's like a cry......
Tarouza!! What's wrong?! Did something happen?!!
THing: Now, Tarouza.
Open your heart.
Kiri: Over there?!!
Mouths are growing out of the pieces of flesh that blew off?!!
Tarou: Where... am I?
Tarou: Who's calling me......?
Kokono: This voice Sky is using...
SFX: PIH PIH PIH
Konoko: I thought so. They're strong sound waves that have a hypnotizing effect!!!
And what's more, they'll be transmitted through your body so you'll hear them even if you cover your ears.
Sky: So Kokono has realized it, eh...?
But it's not just the voices that are causing the hypnosis.
Around him, I've carefully extended Chimera cells
in a shape narrower than hairs so they won't notice.
SFX: SHURU SHURU SHURU
Sky: These thing thread-like feelers
don't have the ability to kill Tarouza, but...
SFX: SHURU SHURU
Tarou: they will become lines to tell me the form of Tarouza's heart!!!
Sky: Now, Tarouza.
You should tell me everything about yourself.
Feel like this isn't the time for that...
Sky: Really? Look around you.
No one's here... I think it's a perfect place for a confession, don't you?
Moko: Taro-chan! Taro-chan! Taro-chan!
Kokono: Hitting him won't do anything!!
SFX: BASHI BASHI BASHI BASHI
Kokono: If he's fallen into a deep dream, even if we try to shake him awake, he'll have quite some trouble waking up even by his own will!
And coupled with that...
Sky: Tarouza, you said you have difficulty and suffer, but...
that's incorrect, isn't it?
You're surrounded by lots of animals
and you look extremely happy.
You lead a blessed life one could not possibly have anything to complain about, yet?
Guys: He spoke again!
Is he awake? Or asleep?!
Tarou: Ever since I was born...
SFX: BASHI BASHI BASHI BASHI
Tarou: I've felt that I wasn't needed...
Kokono: Sky is gouging out the wounds in Tarouza's heart and amplifying them.
He's trying to destroy Tarouza from inside his heart!
For someone like Sky who's researched the mind and the spirit, that's possible!!
He's using hypnosis to guide him into a "comatose state"...
If he succeeds, then
Tarouza will never open his eyes again!!!
would you tell me such a thing, Luke?
That we humans are going to go extinct...
When I see animals having children and looking so happy,
it makes me extremely jealous.
I thought that someday that happiness would come to me as well.
But even if I have a child, after that... will just be ruin......
I won't have......
Even though I was flung into this age,
I've still tried to live finding happiness here......
Riemu: Why did you tell me that?!!
Do you hate me that much?!!
What did I do to you?!!
I don't... hate you......
I just wanted to talk......
And regarding extinction, we're the same.
Chimera have no reproductive ability.
We can't have children.
So now, let me return to the original question......
Luke: For what reason were we born?
Luke: For some reason...... I feel that I can't ignore things Giller tells me to do.
So I feel like I have a duty to listen to those orders.
But that's wrong.
I wasn't born to do such a thing.
Luke: But...... I can't see what I should do.
Animals...... are unnecessary...
Luke: What the lives on this planet need are plants and "insects".
Bees help pollinate plants.
Ants and termites and earthworms
break down dead plants, carry seeds, and renew soil!
Everyone has an important role!
If bees went extinct, most of the plants on this planet would be lost.
Most of the life on this planet's surface would die!
On the other hand, no matter what species of animal dies
this planet will be completely indifferent to it!!
Luke: They're not needed!! Animals!!
I'm not needed on this planet, either!!!
When I looked it up and learned that
I just felt that despair...
Somebody: I'm not needed.
Tarou: I was told by my mom
that I wasn't needed.
Riemu: This voice...
Tarouza: I was set adrift in a river.
Kokono: Okay! Now the sounds from this room
should be being played through all of the speakers in the Tower of Babel!!
Everyone should be able to hear Tarouza's voice!!
SFX: PIH PIH PIH PIH
Kokono: Now I just need to connect the mikes in the rooms Tarouza's comrades are in.
SFX: PIH PIH PIH
Kokono: If he hears the voices from his animal comrades
Tarouza will be called back to this side!!
Waking a human up from a comatose state
isn't done with "science", it's done with "emotions"!!
Tarou: When I came to this era, I was the only human.
Guys: That's Tarouza's voice!
Tarou: And all around me were animals that killed each other.
Tarou: When one was eaten, their screams would echo as if it were perfectly natural.
And the girl human I finally found
was raised by lions, enemies of the plant-eating animals that had raised me.
Tarou: The older I grew, the more I came to hate this world...
I really did...
I was the only one that could hear the screams...
Every animals was addressing me with their screams.
"Help me! Help me!" "Mom!!" "Dad!!"
"They're eating me!! Ah... Help..."
When I told people about it, no one understood.
I was the odd one.
Killing and eating was a natural occurrence.
That was living.
Tarou: But there was no way I could think that a world where mothers and children were eaten was okay
could possibly be natural.
I... couldn't understand other animals.
I was the only one different from everyone else...
I was... always alone...
No one understands the pain I feel!!!
Mommy, Kurokagi, Jeek, all of the animals in the village!!
They worry about me, but they don't know this pain deep down!!!
Tarou: Later, I met Riemu who felt the same pain.
But Riemu was also
able to run away from those screams.
I tried to run away from them, too,
but just as you'd expect, it was painful...
It was hard, but I felt I had to run. So I ran... and ran...
And then finally.....
Tarou: What the hell is this world?!!
What the hell am I?!!
Why does the world hate me so much?!
Why do only horrible things happen to me?!!
When I looked for a fruit that even meat-eating animals could eat,
I went into forests where I could be killed many times.
Monoko: That's dangerous! Don't go there!!
Kuro: It's dangerous, so don't go!!
Tarou: So what?! I never thought my life was valuable!!!
I thought many times "If I could die here"...
always wanted to die...
SFX: BASHI BASHI BASHI BASHI BASHI
Thank you. You can rest easy now.
Go ahead. Sleep in the bed in front of you.
You won't hear any screams or anything at all.
There's nothing scary there. You just need to lay down and close your eyes.
And you can have a restful sleep............
Kokono: Don't, Tarouza!!!
Don't go to that bed! You'll fall into a comatose state!!!
SFX: TATATA TATATA
Kokono: You won't be able to open your eyes ever again!!
Tarouza! What's happening to you right now?!
No! Don't fall asleep! Open your eyes!
Sky: It's useless!
Such voices will not reach Tarouza now!!
SKy: And even if he did hear them,
I could use my power of suggestion so he only hears them as screams telling him to go back to hell!!!
Sky: Tarouza only sees the outside world as a hell!!!
No matter how many cries from hell he hears, he'll never go back there!!
He's going to sleep in a peaceful bed!!
SFX: GYAAA GYAAA GYAAA GYAAA GYAAA GYAAA GYAAA GYAAA
SFX: GYAAA GAAAA GUAA GYAAA GYAAA
Tarou: What...? Just as I thought...
they're still crying......
Tarou: I've... got to go back...
Sky: What are you saying?!!
If you go outside, only suffering will be waiting for you again!!!
Tarou: Yeah... it'll be painful,
but I need to make them smile.
Even I... had happy times.
I was always happy when I made crying animals smile.
I was happy when I made different animals become friends.
And even more so when I got meat-eating animals and plant-eating animals
to be friends.
I...... don't know for what reason I was born...
I thought of myself as an animal that could die any time and it wouldn't matter, but...
Tarou: But still, there are times I've been happy.
There were unforgivable things
and tings I couldn't fix!!
And animals I wanted to bring joy to!!!
Monoko: I think it would be nice if all animals got along.
Tarou: There's a dream I want to make come true.
Did he wake up?! Is he awake?!
Momouros: Is Tarouza okay?!
What happened to the fight...? Where's Sky?
Dengo: He's okay!
That's Tarouza's voice!!!
SFX: PIH PIH PIH PIH PIH
Sky: That's too bad.
If only you'd gone to sleep, your life could at least have been spared...
This mass of flesh!! When did it......?
SFX: ZUKA ZUKA ZUKA ZUKA BUCHII
It's not good...
They got his heart.
But...... I won't let you die.
Tarou: What... in the world are you?
Kokono: It's okay. I'm not a Chimera.
You can rest easy about that.
SFX: DOKUN DOKUN DOKUN
Kokono: I'll use my power to send the minimum needed amount of blood and oxygen to you, Tarouza.
Uh oh. This is worse than I thought.
I need to hurry or......
Tarouza, let me tell you a little more about myself.
my name is "Kokonotsuou Takamine".
A jellyfish that took Kuou Takamine's childhood name.
SFX: DOKUN DOKUN DOKUN DOKUN
Bottom: Continued in Volume 11 Word.38
handwritten: Yo! Dededen!
Here, have another omake.
Title: Volume-End Omake
Raiku: Somehow, we have an end-of-volume omake this time, too.
And yes, it's 2 pages long.
See, I've gotten a steady stream of fan letters.
Thank you so much. They always truly encourage me.
Handwritten: Thanks for the email, too!
Raiku: About half are "Konjiki no Gash!!" fan letters.
Ever since the bunkobans came out, even more children have been reading them and sending me letters about it.
Thank you all.
So, moving onto a different subject,
it's finally gotten cold out, eh?
Man~~ I really like winter and autumn.
There's a touch of loneliness about it, wouldn't you say...?
Raiku: Like this... At this time of year, I pick up pinecones that fall in my garden
And put them in something called a Kelly Kettle,
a kettle that boils water using pinecones.
Handwritten: You pour the boiling water from here.
The pinecones from the top fall to the bottom and burn.
You put the pinecones in from the top.
Raiku: And like this,
it simmers and hot water comes to a boil.
SFX: GUH GUH GUH GUH
Raiku: So I do things like drink coffee in my garden.
Well... It's a good way to spend time in this season.
Battles are really hard, so I don't feel like drawing...
Wh-What am I saying?!!
The next volume's going to be full of battles and heroic stories!
Tarouza's in a pretty critical state, too! Please look forward to it!
Paper: Volume 11
[Now for a moment, I'm all caught up.]