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Aaand we're done. I figured I'd just head straight through to this. Now V12's translation is done. All that's left is the desperate attempt to get people to typeset the last 2 volumes and then just checking/editing for a ton of stuff.
[Doubutsu no Kuni 45 Translation by Kewl0210]
Side: "Doubutsu no Kuni" Winner of the Koudansha Manga Award!! [Title and "winner" in green, the rest in red.]
Raiku Makoto [Yellow]
Title: Word.45 Declaration of Death
Box: Year 4086
Dad: What do you want, Giller? You useless brat?
Giller: I'm useless?
This house and that liquor were all bought with the money I earned, wasn't it?
Dad: Suuure are. You got famous
and I got money and was happy.
But then you started whining about not wanting to do it anymore,
oh mighty Giller-sama. Wasting everything we had.
Because we had to respect your rights, money stopped coming in.
And in a few years, even this house will be sold.
Giller: I may be famous, but people look at me with strange looks
and say I'm not normal.
Dad: Yeah... You're not normal.
You're a "show".
You're somebody that can only survive by being a show for other people's entertainment.
And I gave you a "place to live".
Giller: You never said that in the old days, Dad.
SFX: TAH TAH
Giller: That's why I'd like to test what something Mom taught me really means
on you, Dad.
Dad: The hell are you talking a...
Giller: Calm down, Dad.
Giller: There's no way
to help you any more, Dad.
You can hate me and hit me,
or stab me with this knife.
Giller: I want to see what you'll do next, Dad.
I want to see what you'll do in the next few minutes before you die.
Hurry, call an ambulance!!!
Dad: Hurry, call!!
Shit...... I got you nice clothes and things you want, too...
Giller: He's still...... clinging to life...
SFX: KOH KOH
Dad: Am I...
really... just gonna die?
Dad: It didn't...
have any meaning... huh?
Now that I'm gonna die...
This house, this money......
My body's... cold...
I did...... awful things...
to my cute little boy...
And used him to make money...
Please forgive me.
Dad: I love you,
I need to apologize to her...
SFX: ZUH ZUH
[He's so damn happy.]
SFX: PIPIH PIPIH
Giller: It'll happen soon,
Someone: Has Tarouza still not woken up yet?
Just a little longer. He should be up in just 10 minutes.
Capri: Then let's wait.
Before we go to Gaia Spinal,
I'll have him tell me how to save the lions.
Riemu: I'm so sorry, Danba...
Luke: Sorry, Riemu.
Even though he was being manipulated,
Robin did that to your precious comrades...
We will be your guards until we get to Gaia Spinal.
We'll protect you.
So after the cries are united......
We'll be friends......
SFX" KURU... (Turn)
Luke: Just a little is fine.
Please, talk to me again......
Kokono: Everyone! I've checked the path to Gaia Spinal!
Giller is 10 floors above us!
But I didn't see any Chimeras guarding him.
So let's go to Gaia Spinal while we have this chance......
Giller: To all of the animals in this tower......
To all of the animals on this planet.
Giller: I send this final message.
Giller: My name is Giller Giller Giller.
To all of the animals on this planet,
no, to all of the lives on this planet,
Giller: I will give you death.
Ena: This guy... is still saying that crap...?
Giller: The angel that will carry out the duty of giving you death has just been born.
SFX: MERI MERI MERI MERI
Kokono: Could it be......?
SFX: GOGOGOGO GOGOGOGOGO
Guys: Something just broke apart somewhere below us!!
What's going on?!
SFX: GOGO GOGO GOGO GOGOGO
Luke: That body of energy moved.
Robin: Yes, sir. Approximately 400 floors below us.
Giller: The angel's name is Globule.
His destructive power goes without saying. He is a weapon stronger than any animal on this planet.
But his biggest advantage is the perpetual motion device "Sohm" inside his heart.
SFX: GA BOOOOO
Giller: Using "Sohm", Globule
has a life span of approximately 1 billion years.
A good way to think of it is that there is a small star constantly releasing energy inside his body.
SFX: ZUN ZUN
Giller: How shall he destroy all of the creatures of this world, you may ask?
I've had an idea.
Humans once created weapons of mass destruction called nuclear bombs.
But these cannot be used to destroy all lives.
over 100 million years ago, there were animals called dinosaurs that throve on this planet.
Those dinosaurs were wiped out in one day by the impact of a meteorite approximately 10 kilometers in diameter.
This impact had a force approximately 1 billion times greater than that of a nuclear bomb.
Giller: The energy created by that impact increased the ground temperature of this planet to several thousand degrees,
frying all of the dinosaurs living on this planet...... But
even then, below the surface of the ground, the temperature only rose a mere 30-40 degrees.
And if you dove even deeper, there were some places where the temperature didn't change at all.
The same was the case deep underwater.
So creatures that lived in the soil and in the water survived.
And after many long years, they crawled out.
And so you all, the current animals flourished.
The concept of life
is a very stubborn thing.
Giller: In that regard, Globule's power is optimal.
SFX: ZUN ZUN ZUN
Giller: The sensors Globule has
seek out the force of life.
Whether it's in the ground or in the water,
tiny bugs, bacteria, or plant seeds,
he will find them all and exterminate them.
whether it takes thousands of years,
or take tens of thousands of years.
He is the angel of death
and will guide all lives of this world to death!
Riemu: Stop this, Giller!!!
Your thinking is abnormal!!! What will doing all that accomplish?!!
You have no right to take others' lives!!
Stop Globule right now!!!
Just what exactly is normal and what is abnormal?
You've told me not to give others death,
but you need to kill other creatures and eat them in order to live, yes?
If you include plants, just how much life have you taken in order to live?
with those bodies that need to take lives in order to kill, how is my mass slaughter abnormal?
Giller: "Life" is suffering......
Especially animals with brains that think
and feel pain.
They therefore possess immeasurable suffering.
Tarouza spoke of that suffering, too, didn't he?
If you look at the history of us humans, you'll see just how much suffering occurs.
Look at the era where civilization still had few laws of equality.
The strong took everything and the weak had everything taken from them.
Left with no choice but to obey the absurdity of the world......
People all wished for their hearts to be supported with "religion".
If it weren't for the teachings of religion, they would not have been able to escape from suffering.
Giller: As civilization grew, some great teachings were born
but they were not able to give "all creatures equal happiness"!!
As long as there is life, there will be those that are strong and weak.
with death alone, there is equality.
Both the strong, the weak, the holy, and the tyrannical,
everyone is always equal in death.
And death purifies all.
Giller: No matter what wrongdoings they committed,
or how stepped in greed they were,
Giller: when they accept death
and riches, power, fame, everything becomes meaningless,
a life returns...
to it's noble
With an immaculate
and beautiful face.
Giller: Death makes all hatred, suffering,
war, greed, evil, and ugliness
And all that appears after is......
[What even is this?]
[Just some church I guess.]
Giller: Beings that are afraid of death!
Be not afraid!! The suffering will pass in an instant!!
All lives end without exception!!!
Giller: There will be others that say since they are going to die anyhow, they will let their desire run rampant,
steal and rape.
Ones that will do whatever they want, even if it oppresses others!!
Giller: But rest easy! The closer death's footsteps come,
everyone will repent and look upon their neighbors with eyes filled with love!!!
SFX: GOGO GOGOGOGO GOGOGO GASHAAA GOSHAAA
Giller: Globule's light and his footsteps will make all living creatures
show their lives' most beautiful forms!!!
Horse: It's... all over.
We're really..... all gonna die.
Hippo: I'm gonna eat!! I'm gonna fill my stomach on everything I like while I've got the chance!!!
Tanuki: I love you, Lola!!
Lola: I'm sorry! I love Sid!
Rabbits: Kids... come here.
Get close to me......
Kokono: The Gaia Spinal is the least of our problems now.
Capri: Unless we stop that guy......
Luke: This looks bad, Robin.
Robin: Yes, sir!
It's a terrific power.
We're not match for it.
Giller: Now, fly, Globule!!!
Burn this tower to ashes and erase all of the life of this planet!!
Tarou: Don't... let him...... go...
Tarouza!! Don't wake up yet!
The healing process isn't done!!
Tarou: But...... if that thing takes off......
Giller: This is a pleasant departure.
After all life is eliminated from this world......
Let us die together,
Thing: An emergency warning has been raised.
SFX: BIIII BIIII BIIII BIII
Thing: The presence of an organism with a high destructive ability has been confirmed.
SFX: PI PI PI PI PI PI PI PI
SFX: GOBAAA AA
Thing: Babel Toiwer Transformation
SFX: GASHA GASHA GASHA GASHA
Giller: What's this......?
Deer: The final and most powerful shield system created to protect mankind!!
No matter how strong your Rooster Tail is, you will not break it easily!!
I've seen through your plan!
Deer: You will not escape this place!!!
Jyu: HAH HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!
I dunno who you are, but what you did was unbelievably convenient for me!
Some animals entered the guardia?
A dog...... and......
Jyu: That's right...... Great timing.
When your ambition was truly a step away from being achieved
I drag you and your face filled with joy
down to the depths of hell.
And then, with your face full of regret,
lamentation, and chagrin, I will tear it apart and kill you.
Jyu: It'll be the ultimate show.
Bottom: Continued in Volume 13 Word.46
Top: Omake Pages
Raiku: "Doubutsu no Kuni" received this year's Koudansha Manga Award for the juvenile category.
I want to express my heartfelt gratitude to all the readers.
At first, when we were talking about whether or not to nominate "Doubutsu no Kuni" for the juvenile category for the Koudansha Manga Award,
There's no chance we can win, huh?
Is what we thought.
Because the number of copies printed of this work I was trying so hard on was lower than my goal.
This kinda sucks...
Editor: No, manga awards aren't all about number of copies printed.
Shirt and Face: Editor
Raiku: They said.
I was really happy about the senseis in the selection committee reading it,
so I consented for them to nominate it.
Top Box: Selection Committee
Lower Box: Andou Yuuma-sensei Ueda Miwa-sensei
Fujisawa Tooru-sensei Fujishima Kousuke-sensei
Maekawa Takeshi-sensei Matsunae Akemi-sensei
Handwritten: There are a lot of senseis in it that I've read since I was in middle school and high school.
Raiku: And they day the selection results were announced
SFX: PIN PON PERU PERU PERUPEPEN
Handwritten: Even though I thought I didn't have a chance to win, I was waiting pretty anxiously.
Phone: Congratulations!! You won the award!
Raiku: Because "Doubutsu no Kuni" is has the very heavy and difficult subject matter of the strong preying on the weak,
it's been a very difficult manga to write.
To be honest, even harder than "Gash".
So winning this award felt like a reward for all that hardship.
This is also thanks to my assistants, my editors,
my designers, everyone involved, and most of all, the support from you readers.
As to not dishonor the award,
I will keep drawing "Doubutsu no Kuni" with everything I've got.
Handwritten: In humbly,
truly thank you all.
[Okay, so, Volume 13 comes out November 8th.]
[Aaaaand copyright page.]