Only for use by HWMN.
Ah, this one's a great emotional catharsis. Next one is the last chapter of V12. And also, next chapter gives some back stories and finally explains who the guy on the cover of V12 is even though he's only in one panel.
[Doubutsu no Kuni 44 Translation by Kewl0210]
Robin: 3 minutes...
Giller: In another 3 minutes, your body will explode...
Robin: Just another.......
in those 3 minutes...
Robin: As Robin, one of the Babel Three,
I will not show a shameful form!
Title: Word.44 Awaken
Robin: Now, come at me, lions!!!
I am Robin!! I will defeat you all without fear or taking Tarouza's life!!
SFX: DOKUN DOKUN DOKUN DOKUN
That's quite admirable for a Chimera!!
Capri: But we will not go easy on you!!
We have to defeat him quickly and get out of here or everyone will die!!!
SFX: GAH GAGAGA
SFX: SUTA TA TATAN
Robin: Dragon Rondo Bastard!!!
T/N: The kanji for this attack read: "Circle Motion Dragon Dance Strong Strike Sword"
SFX: DODODODO DODODODODO DODO
Robin: They were all strikes with the blunt side!!!
Those who cannot fight, get back!!!
For real? He hit them with that thing and didn't kill them?
He's an incredible warrior.
Capri: This isn't the time for giving compliments!!
In another three minutes, his body's going to explode and kill us all!!
Riemu: Capri! Let's get out of this room!!
Kokono: She's right!!
I'll open the doors to that room right now!
SFX: PIH PIPIPI
Kokono: We'll get everyone out of there fast,
and then seal Robin inside!!
Please enter the passcode to open the doors.
The doors are locked?!
SFX: PIPI PIPI PIH PAN
Kokono: It's no good!! Even the master code can't open the door!
Giller, that goddamn bastard!!
Robin's brain is somewhere in his body!!
Somewhere besides his head!!!
Maybe if we crush it, we can stop the explosion!!
We have to try!!
SFX: BARI BARI BARI BARI BARI BARI BARI
SFX: GOOOOOOOOOOOOO!! [I would leave the text and write this onSFX: the side]
SFX: DON GIN GAH GON DON
SFX: GOH BAH DOH BABAH
SFX: ZEE ZEE ZEE
SFX: GYA RU RUH DOO
Robin: Got you!!
With the back of the blade......
Giller: A minute and a half left.
He should be starting to break down around now.
SFX: TAH TAH TAH TAH
SFX: BOKO BOKO BOKO BOKO
SFX: DOKOO DOKOO DOKOO
Capri: Anyone who's weakened, head to a corner of the room!!
Robin: Stay back!!!
Robin: At this rate......
Robin: Even the ones that can't fight anymore will lose their lives...
SFX: GATA GATA GATA GATA GATA GATA GATA
cannot allow such a thing!!
Robin: If I cannot stop the explosion......
Robin: I will use the explosion to smash the walls
and at least allow those that cannot fight to escape outside!!!
Giller: Kill Tarouza!!!
Why am I here?
Ragott: Stay away from heeere!!!
SFX: DOOOOOO BUON
SFX: ZEE ZEE ZEE ZEE
SFX: BA BAH
GIller: Kill Tarouza!!!
SFX: ZUN ZUN
SFX: ZUN ZUN ZUN WAAA GYAAA
SFX: BOKO BOKO BOKO BOKO
SFX: BOTA BOTA BOTA
Riemu: Kokono-kun!! Isn't there any way to open the door?!
Kokono: I've been trying to crack the password this whole time!!
there's not enough time!!
SFX: WAAA HIIIIII
Riemu: Salad Udon?!!
SFX: DO DOOON
Salad: It's okay,
don't worry about it.
SFX: NYURU NYURU
Salad: You don't wanna kill guys that can't fight back, right?
SFX: GATA GATA GATA GATA GATA
Salad: Then I'll stop you.
We're fellow Chimeras, ain't we?
Salad: You don't know what you are, right?
SFX: DON NYURURU
Salad: At some point, I was just born without having realized it.
Salad: Those around me that I thought were my comrades were all empty.
I couldn't have thoughtful conversations with them.
The plants, trees, and animals outside the tower
all seemed to shine with the feeling of "being alive"......
They seemed to have so much fun as they talked, moved, and fought.
While for me, everything I did or accomplished didn't seem to have any meaning.
So I would stagger
this way and that.
SFX: PETA PETA PETA PETA
Salad: I was a creature that did nothing but wander aimlessly and cry.
SFX: PETA PETA PETA PETA PETA PETA
Salad: I was really
a lot like how you are now.
Riemu: Salad Udon!!
SFX: GURU GURU GURU GURU
Salad: Everyone, get into a corner!
I don't know how much I'll be able to restrain the explosion,
but I think at least a few will survive, right?!!
Salad: Hey, stop crying.
I'm with you.
We're creatures that just got made by somebody,
live a dizzying life......
and get killed...
Salad: Us Chimeras are creatures that don't serve any purpose, and have no meaning at all,
but if we share the suffering like this,
we can think that there was some good in our lives, right?!!!
Salad: Isn't that right?
Computer: Password match.
The doors will now open.
Kokono: All right!!
Riemu, everyone, hurry and get...
SFX: PIH PIH PIH
Salad: Isn't that right......?
Kokono: No way......
Luke: Not yet......
let you die yet.
Wh...... Where's the explosion?
I'm sure it was about to happen...
Luke: When the explosion began in this guy's heart,
I shot some of my neurons into him
and I sent an order from my brain to suppress the explosion.
Luke: Right now, the heart is in a state of surprise, having suddenly had my order entered into it.
Eventually, it'll realize that my order is different from Giller's and start to activate the explosion again.
SFX: BIKUH BIKUH BIKUH BIKUH
Luke: But with this...
Luke: Robin!! Accept this retrovirus!
Salad: Virus?! Are you trying to make Robin sick?!
Luke: No. A virus doesn't destroy cells.
SFX: MEKI MEKI MEKI
Luke: Some viruses latch onto cells and make their genetic information part of the host's genetic information.
That's what the "retrovirus" I shot into him just now does.
I can implant this retrovirus
onto your Chimera cells...
Luke: And I've entered a program to nullify the information of "Listen to the Babelmaster".
SFX: DOKUN DOKUN DOKUN DOKUN
Salad: You can do that?!
I entered the Chimera laboratory
and learned all of the data regarding Chimeras.
Giller: Quite an idea, Luke.
Giller: But do you think the Chimera cells
will simply allow that virus to invade them?
The cells infected with the virus are starting to be rejected?!
SFX: BICHI BICHI BICHI BICHI BICHI BICHI BICHI
Luke: This is bad...
The heart is rejecting my orders now, too!!
It's starting to heat up again for an explosion......
SFX: JYUUU UU
Giller: And Luke,
this is the third time you've disobeyed me, isn't it?
I don't want you anymore.
You are no longer my child.
SFX: PAH PAH PAH
Giller: A child that won't listen
is no child of mine.
Luke: Aah! Don't go!!
I don't want this!!
If I lose that
My meaning for living will...
my existence will be......!!
Luke: No!! I'm disappearing!!
These are not my experiences.
This is likely a memory program using someone else's childhood experiences
and recomposing my memories with them for another's convenience.
Since I was only just born
and didn't know what I was doing nor what sort of creature I was
this seems it would make like an ideal deterrent for me.
SFX: PON GOSHAAAA
But I can stand on my own now.
Tarouza...... taught me that.
Just like you......
Luke: It's trash like you that the world doesn't need,
[I like how he's pointing at himself. Like he's saying "Who, me? What?"]
SFX: MEGYO GYO GYO GYO GYO GYO GYO
Luke: Robin, don't reject the retrovirus!
SFX: GYO GYO GYO GYO
Luke: It's true that you don't have a will,
and you're a creature that can only move based on programs and orders.
SFX: DORO DORO DORO KAAAAAAAA
Luke: That's why...
Luke: you Chimeras have a fear virus so if you lose your "orders from the Babelmaster"
you also lose your meaning for being alive.
But rest easy.
I'm doing something even better.
there are those that will lose their temper over insults to their comrades, taking no consideration for their own lives.
I felt "strength" in that.
And gained a great interest in it.
But if I look back on it now, it was
"beauty" and "nobility".
Her feelings for her comrades
made her life force seem to shine with nobility.
Luke: I studied the data in this tower
regarding families and comrades that animals have.
When their families and comrades laugh, they laugh as well.
And when their comrades and families feel sad, they cry as well.
When their comrades and families are bullies and insulted
they feel the same frustration, anger, and sadness as if they were the ones being insulted.
They have some invisible connection
and that connection erases sadness and allows them to live with warmth.
The conversation Salad Udon had with Robin where you both cried,
I could hear, too.
At that moment, even though you had no will,
I think that each individual cell in your body felt happy.
Luke: Even if we're Chimera, let's have families like that.
Let's have comrades.
We'll become noble, shining animals
with lives that no one could call worthless.
Luke: The many Chimera will become our family and comrades.
And I want to be the king that leads them all.
It is my dream,
the meaning in my life,
the light I call hope.
SFX: BABABABABABABABA BABABABA
SFX: PITATATATATATATA TATA TATA
SFX: GASHA SHA SHA SHA SHA
SFX: MEKI MEKI MEKI MEKI MEKI MEKI MEKI MEKI
Luke: My name is Luke,
and I will guide you as king of the Chimeras.
Luke: Please walk together with me, Salad Udon,
Robin: Y-Yes, sir!!
It would be a great honor, my master!!!
Llama: You must be glad you got a king, huh?