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[Doubutsu no Kuni 42 Translation by Kewl0210]
Back Cover: The battle against the final and strongest of the "Babel Three", Robin, has begun!
A group from Tarouza's camp led by two gorillas attacked him, but before his overwhelming might, they were defeated soon after the battle began...
Incredibly, the moment Robin was about to deal the finishing blow, the one that stood before him was none other than the Hyena Queen, Ena!! "Now, I'll protect you!"
Raiku: I received the Koudansha Manga Award.
Top: The Ecology of Piman
Author: Raiku Makoto
SFX: MORI MORI MORI [This is outside the panels, on top.]
Dengo: Ya think Piman's okay?
Andre: He probably got eaten...
Dengo: Sorry, but we've gotta get out of here, Piman.
Piman, you're alive?!
What happened to the Chimera?!
Piman: It ate my poop and died.
Dengo: Man, that's some awesome poop!!
Page 1: [Clockwise]
Hyena [Order Carnivora, Family Hyaenidae]
Cry: UoU HIHIHHIHEHEH
Hyena [Order Carnivora, Family Hyaenidae]
Cry: UuUoU HIHIH
Leopard [Order Carnivora, Family Felidae]
Jaguar [Order Carnivora, Family Felidae]
Cheetah [Order Carnivora, Family Felidae]
Giant Panda [Order Carnivora, Family Ursidae]
Board: Character Introductions
Big Insert: With Tarouza having suffered a heavy wound, the future is anyone's guess!
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 wolf whom was raised with Tarouza in the tanuki village ever since his family was killed by a bear as a child.
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 and 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". Using a code he extracted from Riemu, he has entered the research facility "Abel". He intends to resurrect a giant chimera. 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. Though later they opposed each other. Currently, she is searching for "a way to save all of the meat-eating animals as well" inside the Tower of Babel.
Below Capri: Kokono
His real name is Kokonotsuou Takamine. Inside the Tower of Babel, they learned that his true identity is a jellyfish who possesses a reproduction of Kuou's brain.
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 she was rescued by Luke, someone she thought was an enemy.
Below 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...
There are three Chimeras with great fighting prowess, the "Babel Three". Among them was "Clover", who was defeated by Kiritobi in exchange for his life. But the others were left with no time to grieve his death, as a battle between next opponent "Belhelm" and a tiger named Dougen began! With the battle intensifying right next to them, Riemu brought a medical bed and started to treat Tarouza. "Tarouza, the one that is going to change this world! The one who gave me light... I will not let you kill him!!!" said Dougen as battle where he wagered his life concluded----
Robin of the Babel Three
Declaration of Death
Title: Word.42 Robin of the Babel Three
SFX: DADADA DADADADADA
Riemu: This thing
has data about Giller from before he came to this era in it...
SFX: DADADA DADADA
SFX: DADADA DADADADA
Riemu: How do......
I use this thing?
SFX: GAH GA
SFX: MERI MERI MERI...
Riemu: That boy
thinks I'm an idiot, doesn't he?
Riemu: Tell me!!!
SFX: PIH KASHAN
Thing: Giller Giller Giller
Born in Elvino Ward, Africa, year 4078.
His father was Jeego Giller GIller.
Ranger at a national park.
His mother was Lisa Hayes Giller.
Religious studies teacher.
Riemu: Scholar of theology.
Thing: I will explain. A scholar that researches religious phenomena from an objective standpoint, rather than with a faith-based perspective.
I will now return to the explanation of Giller Giller Gille.r
Thing: At the age of 1, he was able to speak clearly
and he also became able to speak with non-human animals.
His father looked upon it with incredulity,
but his mother believed, and gathered her religious scholar colleagues.
When Giller was 7 years old, his father showed his friends that Giller could talk with animals
and those friends took videos of it which they posted on the Internet.
in the blink of an eye, his name spread across the world.
He made appearances on the net and on TV,
and Gillers father offered to lend him to scholars as a research subject.
SFX: PAH PAH
Conversely, Giller's mother tried to hide him from the media
using tactics such as bringing him into the mountains.
Thing: Though Giller's father continued to try to sell him to the media,
Giller himself displayed a desire to leave the media...
With respect to their human rights, a "shield" was placed over Giller and his family.
Thing: I will explain. It is an ordinance forbidding any interviews, photos, articles and the like to be released publicly.
After this point, there are few images or articles,
however, the next year, Giller was in the top of the media once again.
Giller killed his father, Jeego.
Thing: He was arrested by the police, but
he went missing the day after he entered the juvenile correction institution.
Giller Giller Giller was never seen again past that point.
Riemu: That's probably because that's when he was sent to this era.
As an addendum, two days after Giller's disappearance
his mother, Lisa, died due to suicide.
Thing: This concludes the simple explanation.
If there is any item in the previous explanation you would like to know more about, please ask.
Riemu: He killed his father
and his mother studied theology......
And after Giller disappeared, his mother killed herself, too......?
Why are you trying to destroy animals?
Giller: For the sale.....
Riemu: I have... a question.
Thing: Go ahead, ask any question you like.
SFX: PIN PAPAPAPA
Robin: I see.
I understand your whole thought process and your goals.
It's a pity, Giller.
SFX: PIN POHN
Giller: It is a truth that Chimera cannot understand, Robin.
SFX: PAPAPA PAPA
Robin: But you saw them, didn't you?!
The brilliant forms of the lives of those animals that fought Clover and Belhelm?!!!
Robin: We live to display those beautiful forms!!!
So, why is it...?
Why is all I see these pathetic corpses?
Giller: That is the answer to everything.
Robin: Will you not change your thinking no matter what happens?
Giller: Are you still talking?
Damn good-for-nothing lives...
Robin: Well then, let's clean up and get going.
Robin: I will give you a good show...
Giller: Your Chimera brain
sure has some interesting programs installed on it.
Robin: It would seem that this brain
can hold many things that animals can have only one of.
Someone: Things are going okay so far.
Guy: If we get through this room, just a little further and...
Robin: HAAAAH HAH HAH HAH HAH HAH!!!
Well done making it this far, brave heroes!!!
I am one of the Babel Three. My name is Robin!!
Robin: I have been waiting here at this stage, fit for brave heroes!!
Let us fight until we are completely satisfied!!
Robin: Put the sickly one on the floor.
It is a life I must take, but
I will only strike down Tarouza once I have fell all of his protectors.
Guy: Riemu... what did he say?
Riemu: He said put the sickly one... Tarouza on the floor and fight, please.
like kind of a good guy......
I don't care if he is a good guy or not......
SFX: BOKI BOKI
Gorillas: We'll show no mercy!!! We'll take him on two at once!!!
Gorilla: What's with that weird lookin' weapon?!!
SFX: GURU RU (spinning)
Gorilla: Kuh!! We can't avoid i...
Gorillas: You... bas... tard...
SFX: BEKI BEKI BEKI BEKI
Gorilla: You think this is enough to beat me?!!!
All of our parents were killed by you Chimera!!!
SFX: GON GAH DON GOH
Gorilla: But despite that frustration, we grit our teeth...
The usually unreliable Danba pushed himself to encourage everyone,
we remade our fields...
Gorillas: And the village became busy again!!
Bringing Tarouza to the top of the tower is a goal, too, but...
destroying you Chimera...
is our biggest goal!!!
Gorillas: We won't let...
Gorillas: our families get killed by you Chimera anymoooore!!!
Riemu: I felt the same things them.
Hang in there......
You can do it!!!
He got cut from behind?!
Riemu: What's... going on?
Robin: Something animals have only one of.
That is "powers of attentiveness".
My brain was made that way in order to do work efficiently; using very little energy.
Robin: If you're concentrating on one thing...
even if it seems like you can see the things around you, you can't.
SFX: DOKAH ZUN
Robin: If it's a predictable change, then it's possible to notice those movements, but...
normal animals will not be able to notice changes that are unexpected.
SFX: BEKII DOSHII DAH
Robin: It is a pitfall the brain creates.
Riemu: What's going on?
Robin: I'm sure that your comrades over there didn't see anything, either.
Even if you're looking at the entire scene, your attention can only actually be focused on one point.
SFX: GAH DOH ZAH GIN
Robin: Exhibitions where they would make use of this pitfall of the mind......
Robin: were called "magic shows" I believe.
Robin: Have you realized it yet?
I've severed more than half of the tendons in your arms and legs.
You won't be able to move easily anymore...
SFX: DON DON
Robin: I struck you with the backs of the blades.
The only life I will take is Tarouza's.
I will not kill needlessly.
Salad: That guy...
He has no "self", but......
Giller: Kill those gorillas, too,
SFX: BIKUH (Surprise)
SFX: GIRAH (Glare)
Robin: Giller, the only one I'm killing is Tarouza.
Salad: That's right, Robin!!
There's no need to listen to Giller's orders! You can act of your own will......
Giller: that's an order, you inferior creature.
Salad: Shut up!!
SFX: GO BUH
Guy: Danba! Danba!!
Don't die!! It's your job to go back to the village and govern!!!
I'm counting on you, don't diiiiie!!!
Salad: Robin!! I like you!!
You have a "self"!! Give it all you've got!!!
Listen to me,
the reason I didn't bite you isn't because I'm weak!!!
The reason I didn't bite you is because I feel sorry f or you!!!
SFX: ZUN ZUN
Are you still down below?!
Why don't you come up here?!!
Please, punch Robin in my place!!!
With all the tears in my eyes, I can't see him!!!
SFX: PIH PIH PIH PIH PIH
SFX: PIH PIH PIH PIH PIH PIH PIH PIH PIH PIH
Someone: It's an order.
So there are Chimeras that are on our side?
[Very ornate outfit for fighting... And very tiny head...]
Who are you......?
Ena: A black-haired female...
You must be Riemu, yes?
I am Ena. Tarouza's friend.
We sure were late getting to this tower, eh?
I was able to join my consciousness with Tarouza a little while ago......
He told me about the elevators.
Ena: Sorry we took so long.
We'll protect you from here.
That guy looks strong, too, but......
we came here intending to serve a purpose.
Robin: HAHAHAH!! This is good to hear!
Stalwart fighters which gathered for the sake of their comrades!! How about we do battle to our hearts' content?!!!
SFX: DON GAH DOH GAH GOH
Ena: I see. So normal methods won't work, huh...?
Roll: There were some strange movements under his elbows and his cloak!
Naip: My sonic waves have been going pretty wild!
He has something like hidden limbs!
Ena: Zeshuu, concentrate only on his right hand!!!
Jacob, you take his left hand!!
Ena: Rin, go around to the back!!
Enki, the right leg!!
Pible, the left leg!!
Robin: Hah! That's it!! Prudent instructions! Using that, you can fight on equal footing with me...
They understand the words of a Hyena...
Do you have the same power of words as Giller?!!
Cat: There's something weird with the back of his left hand!!
Ena: Jacob, jump!!
Rin: There's a hand coming from his back!!! It's going between his legs!!!
Ena: Enki! Pible! Get back!!
SFX: PIPPEH PAH POH POH
There's something odd about the ground behind you!!
SFX: GYU BAH
Ena: You seem to be able to see every direction,
but it also seems that when you feel "surprise", your attention gets narrowed to one point.
Riemu: She's strong......
SFX: MUSHA BORI BORI
Robin: As I expected, you're experienced in fighting with Chimeras?
Just how many of the Chimera campaigning around the world did you kill?
Robin: Yes. My Chimera brain is not in my head.
SFX: MEKA KYA KYA KYA
Robin: It is somewhere in my body, however.
SFX: MEKYA KYA KYA
Robin: Right now, you are fighting me with seven pairs of eyes.
But that seems to be the limit.
If you've narrowed it down to your seven most skilled comrades,
then you cannot efficiently give instructions for any more than seven.
And this time, unless you have 14 pairs of eyes,
you won't be able to win.
SFX: MERI MERI MERI MERI
Looks quite hellish...
Ena: But my goal here
is not just fighting.
Ena: Everyone...... This is going to be a little tough,
but try to hold out.
There is a child that needs my voice.
Top: Omake Page
SFX: DON BAH BAH BABAH'
SFX: GATAN GATAN GATAN GATAN
SFX: UIIIN GAGAGA GAGA
SFX: UIIIN UIIIN UIIIIN
It broke again...
SFX: KARI KARI KARI KARI KARI (Scratching)
Bottom: ButI didn't take a break from serialization!
Though, that should be a given! (Sweat)