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Okay, this is way overdue. Just my luck, the first chapter of the volume has tons of text. But this one's done. I'm gonna get V11 done now. Typsetting and cleaning is slowly catching up.
[Doubutsu no Kuni 38 Translation by Kewl0210]
Cover: Sky's attack which pierced Tarouza's heart has brought him to the brink of death...
While the treatment from the mysterious boy, Kokono, may allow him to escape death, new Chimeras named the "Babel Three" attack Tarouza and the others!!
Raikue: I'm always... drawing battles...
Piman Flap: The Ecology of Piman
Piman: Wait, I am not your enemy!
SFX: MURI MURI MURI
Piman: Here. I will give you this turd.
Hahhahha! Please don't get angry! It was a joke!
SFX: MEKI MEKI MEKI
Condor [ Ciconiiformes Order, Cathartidae Family ]
Antelope [ Artiodactyla Order, Bovidae Family ]
Swainson's Hawk [ Falconiformes Order, Accipitridae Family ]
Cry: PYOOH PYOOH
Zebra [ Perissodactyla Order, Equidae Family ]
Cry: IYAAYA IYAAAYA
Fringe-lipped Bat [ Chiroptera Order, Phyllostomidae Family ]
Black-Browed Albatross [ Procellariiformes Order, Diomedeidae Family ]
Board: Character Introductions
Big Insert: Tarouza advances towards the upper floors of the Tower of Babel!!
Upper Left: Monoko
A tanuki which picked up the abandoned baby human Tarouza and raised him as his mother! She sacrificed herself to protect Tarouza when he was being targeted by a wolf, losing her life.
A human that possesses a "cry that can be used to communicate with any animal". Prompted by the death of the mother that raised him, Monoko, he left the village and recently returned. He seeks to unite the cries of all animals in order to create a world where grass-eating animals and meat-eating animals live together in harmony.
Lower Right: Moko
Orphan of Monoko and Tarouza's little sister.
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. He always travels with him.
Top: Currently, including Tarouza, there are only 5 "humans" on the planet!!
Are "Humans" destined to go extinct in the near future?!
Top Left: Giller
He lives inside the "Tower of Babel". He is constantly researching the monsters called "Chimeras" using "Kuou's Notebook" which he stole from Riemu. His true identity is still a mystery...
Top Right: Jyu
He thinks that stealing each others lives is the proper form for animals, so he is against Tarouza's ideal of "everyone getting along". He was severely wounded in a fight with Giller and then disappeared...
Middle Left: Luke
A young boy-type Chimera. He is supposed be programmed to have no "ego" and obey the orders of his master, Giller, but...
Below Jyu: Capri
A human girl that was raised by a pack of lions. She was a carnivorous girl that thought of plant-eating animals as "prey", but when she met Tarouza and the others, she became their comrade. She is currently somewhere in the Tower of Babel, and seems to be inquiring about the state of the battle......
Below Capri: Kokono
A mysterious boy. He knows much about the inner workings of the tower and is guiding Tarouza to the upper floors. According to Kokono himself, he is not a "human".
Below Kokono: Riemu
As a child, she was raised by gorillas. She was taken captive by Giller because she had hidden a notebook left behind by Kuou. But Luke she was rescued by Luke, someone she thought was an enemy.
Belo Riemu: Kuou
A human which lived before Tarouza and the others. He left behind a notebook in which he wrote the "way to make all animals live in harmony" that he completed. For some reason, the names of the five remaining humans names were written in it and labeled as "Miracle Children"...
Bottom Left Box: Up until last time...
After suffering heavy injury in battles with gigantic Chimeras, in order to rescue Riemu and reach the higher floors, Tarouza has been guided by a mysterious boy called Kokono to an elevator which will send them straight to the upper floors! Waiting there was a Chimera that still had some of his original cells and was trying to escape from Giller's control, Sky. Sky cried tears of joy from seeing Tarouza, a human child, but his brain was eventually encroached by Chimera cells as well... Thus, Sky and Tarouza were forced into battle.
"I'm going to kill you and move forward----"
Animals that Connect to Hope
The Face of Hope
At the very last moment...
Stay alive, Tarouza!!!
Title: Word.38 Babel Three
SFX: GAKU GAKU GAKU
SFX: BIKUN BIKUN BIKUN
Kokono: Tarouza's heart membrane is breaking apart.
I've got to find a way to use my hand to mend it.
And I've got to such out blood so it doesn't
accumulate around the heart.
Kokono: Tarouza! I'll use my jellyfish poison to numb your body!
That should null the pain!
SFX: NYUUUU CHIKU CHIKU CHIKU
Kokono: I'll make sure enough oxygen gets to your brain at least, okay?
Miracle Children in this tower!!
Can you hear me?!
Tarouza's been stabbed in the heart!!
At this rate, he's going to die!!!
Kokono: The room Tarouza is in right now is the cemetery up on the 954th floor!!!
Please, come here!! We need Tarouza to get treatment on a medical bed!!
There's no time to waste! Please, get here soon!!
We're counting on you!!
Lion: What's he saying, Princess Capri?
Carpi: Tarouza's life... is in danger.
But I still...
No, this isn't the time for worrying about that...
Riemu: 954th floor! Got it! I'll be right there!!
Diemu: And I know about Medical Beds, too!!
Riemu: Hold on, Tarouza!!
Kokono: All right! We've got help!!
Lions: What're you doing, Capri?!
Riemu is gonna take the tasty part all for herself!
Capri: Shut up!!
Take care of Tarouza.
he said he was going to look in the Tower of Babel
for a way to save all of you meat-eating animals, as well.
Riemu: Is there really something like that in the Tower of Babel?!!
Guy: I have faith in Tarouza...
Riemu: I'll investigate that "faith" for myself and find the "truth"!!!
SFX: PIH PIH PIH
Kokono: Tarouza, you're still in a critical condition.
So you can't lose focus. Keep concentrating on the idea that you want to live...
Kokono: We need you for the plan to unite the cries!
More than any of the other 4 Miracle Children!!
After hearing your conversation with Sky, I'm sure!
SFX: HUU HUU HUU HUU
Kokono: Until the black-haired girl gets here, let me talk to you a little.
Just listen. Talking will make you use a lot of blood.
Well, my brain is a reproduction of Kuou's brain.
Unlike limbs and organs, it's said to be impossible to reproduce the brain.
But Kuou was able to successfully recreate just one.
And he transplanted that brain into me, a jellyfish.
It worked perfectly because jellyfish don't have brains.
Kokono: Kuou... wanted someone to talk to... He wanted a friend.
So rather than making me look like Kuou, he made me look like his childhood friend "Amu".
My brain is a replication of Kuou's,
but my life and will are the jellyfish's.
Kinda weird, right?
It's kinda like how two twins that have the same genetic information
but they each have their own will.
Anyhow, so Kuou made me.
Kuou: Okay... now you can control the body.
You can also take in oxygen from the air around you
so you can live outside of there with me.
Kokono: I talked with Kuou a lot
and learned tons from him.
Kokono: And I learned about uniting the voices and about you guys...
That's such an awesome idea, Kuou!
Can ya really do~~~ tha~~~~t?
Kuou: Not only will this make animals'... no, this entire planet's life flourish longer,
it holds an incredibly great meaning.
SFX: PIH PIH PIPIH
Kuou: So I want you to help, too...
Amu: Yep, you betcha. Kuou was such a jer~~k.
He just decided to call me by his old friend "Amu's" name~~
I'd love to help out, but I don't like that "Amu" name.
I'm me! I'm not a substitute for your old friend, Kuou!
Kuou: Ooh, that's good.
That's the sort of objection I can't hear from a Chimera.
SFX: PIH PIPIH
Kuou: Okay, then how about a new name...
Kokono: Yeah! "Kokonotsuou"!
I want your childhood name, Kuou!
Just said that "You're you", didn't you...?
Kokono: Yeah! Me!
I was given and learned everything from you, Kuou!
Kokono: I really respect you~~!
Don't you mind if I look up to you like that~~?
SFX: PYOON DOSU!
Kuou: Oh well... It feels kinda weird, but...
Your name is "Kokonotsuou Takamine".
SFX: GURI GURI GURI
Kokono: All riiiiight!!
little 'ol me got Kuou's childhood name.
Good! He smiled!
His body and mind are stabilizing!
Now we just need to hurry with that medical bed...
Deer: Wh... What...
What in the world is happening on the other side of that door?
What is that strange energy...?
SFX: BON BON BON BON BON BON
Deer: I don't believe it... It was you?
No wonder you saw through all of my techniques...
SFX: BARI BARI BARI BARI BARI BARI BARI BARI BARI BARI
SFX: KURU (Turn)
Giller: The organ that creates energy perpetually, "Sohm" is complete.
SFX: DOKUN DOKUN DOKUN
And the transfer of it into the final Chimera has been accomplished.
All that's left is some fine tuning and to wait for the blood to pump.
There's not much time remaining.
but I'll give those guys one last thing to do.
Go erase Tarouza and the others upstairs.
SFX: DOSHUUU DOSHUUUU DOSHUUUU
Kiri: Something's coming!!
Some guys uncomparable to the Chimeras we've faced so far!!
SFX: PIH PIH PIH
Kokono: Tarouza, can you call up the animals on the lower floor?!
If we don't do something, everyone's gonna be killed!!
Tarou: Can you make that big elevator move?
Kokono: Yeah! When we connected the Tower of Babel speakers before, everything got power!!
That's you, right?! Are you okay?!
I'm glad I left you in the elevator, Marco.
I'm going to link our consciousnesses and borrow your body.
Tarou: We're gonna raise that elevator up to the floor I'm at!!
SFX: PIH PIH PIH
Kokono: Be quick about it, Tarouza!
You've got to lower the burden on your mind!
SFX: HUU HUU HUU
Marco: All right! It's moving!!
All of you, get back!!!
Kiri: How did you hide that tremendous killing intent you had on the way up here.
I'll be enough for this.
We won't need Belhelm or Robin for small fries like these.
Kiri: Everyone, stand back! This isn't an opponent you can handle!
Clover: You... could see my movements?
Kiri: Kurokagi! You, protect Tarouza!
I'll figure something out about this alone!!!
Even with different cries, you understand, right?
I'm counting on you...
SFX: ZUH ZUH
SFX: GON GON GON PAH
Kiri: Your life is mine!!
Kiri: Just as I thought! You have soft flesh through the gaps in your armor!
Now this needle will start creeping through your body...
The Chimera's hyper-regeneration isn't occurring?!!
Clover: We control our bodies' special recovery abilities with high precision.
SFX: KUCHU KUCHU
Clover: We are the special Chimeras known as the "Babel Three".
SFX: PUH PUH PUH
Clover: You're slower than me.
SFX: PAPAPAPAPAPAPAPA GOGOGOGOGOGOGO
Kiri: Kuh! The fire rate and speed of his lights sped up?!
Clover: Nor do you have power.
SFX: DOKAH GAGAGAGA
Clover: He disappeared?!!
SFX: MEKI MEKI MEKI MEKI
Clover: So the other side of your fur can easily blend in with shadows?
You made your fur face backwards so your body would be enveloped by the shadows.
I never knew inferior animals could perform such feats.
SFX: MEKI MEKI MKEI GOHUUUU
Clover: the time for playing is over.
Clover: Those are the limitations of animals.
I, Clover's, body is modeled after the muscles of insects.
A bee can flap its wings 250 times a second.
I was created through research of such insects' incredible strength and speed.
No matter how hard you animals try, victory is...
SFX: GURU GURU (Wrapping)
Clover: I suppose if we cant understand each other's cries, there's no point in explaining.
SFX: GAH GAH GOH DOH
Kiri: Back then...
when our bodies would not move as we willed them
due to hunger, fatigue, and injury...
That moment when I held the preparedness for death.
It was a "miracle" that my life was saved.
Kiri: Plant-eating animals and meat-eating animals worked together to save me...?
Foxes are eating fruit and grasses.
Even Sumire that was on the verge of starving to death......
SFX: GAH GAH GAH
Kiri: Food that can be acquired
without killing one another?
SFX: MORI MORI MORI
Kiri: Sumire and I were two of 12 children.
Weasels have litters of 2 to 12.
But only one or two survive into adulthood.
It's strange, isn't it?
No matter how strong the weasel family is...
All weasels must create a pile of nearly 10 siblings' corpses
or they cannot survive?
But with these fruit...
And if the cries are united and we no longer have to kill each other...
would not family
no longer need to die pointless deaths?
SFX: DOSHA SHA SHA SHA
You had 10 siblings.
Korouta, had 11......
If animals lived in harmony...
Tarou: The number of weasels in a litter might decrease.
Kiri: Hm? Why is that?
That sounds rather grave.
Tarou: I mean, they wouldn't die cruel deaths and they'd all live to adulthood.
You'd be like elephants or cattle that usually have one child at a time.
Kiti: I see... That seems quite harsh.
But I suppose it's all right.
Kiri: Then siblings fighting amongst each other over food will stop, too.
And if they want a larger family, they can just have more children.
But most of all, then there will be no more bitter lives!
Nothing but smiling children!
Interesting! I'm elated, Tarouza!
Kiri: That's right, isn't it?
Kiri: We're going to get rid
of living bitter lives, aren't we?
Kiri: Hey, Sumire...
Kiri: Make sure you give birth to plenty of children.
Bright and cheerful ones that do not live with bitterness.
Kiri: Unite the cries, no matter what it takes,
Clover: Red smoke...?
It's a red mist
made by shaking his fur?!!
Kiri: Now, all those watching...
Kiri: This is the final great technique in Kiritobi the weasel's life.
Kiri: Now, Chimera!
Not with a cry, but with my body,
I will teach you why I am called "Kiritobi"!
Raiku: Kiritobi... Kiritobi!!