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Okay! And so, my translation of volume 4 is done. This volume was really pretty easy. No chapter was all that long. Uh, there's a big like... 15 page article at the end of this volume discussing the historical aspects of the story. Some of them. It has a short blurb on the previous 3 Sansons and describes some of the forms of torture in this story. But it's really long and would take me like 4 hours or so to translate given all that I'd have to look up in order to keep it accurate. And it's not relevant to the manga seeing as it's not actually in the manga. Anyhow, you can learn all that stuff on the wikipedia pages if you want.
Volume 5 comes out in June. YJ volumes come out on the 19th, so it should be June 19th. I'll be working on that whenever I get a scan of it. From what I've read from the Young Jump issues, this upcoming arc is largely about the now more mature Marie-Joseph. It's really good, I hope everyone likes it. Mangatopia will probably get this volume scanlated within the next month or two.
[Innocent 41 Translation by Kewl0210]
Title: n¡ë41 Genesis of the Innocents
How dare you, Marie!
I'll kill you!!!!
Marthe: You are a demon that brings disaster onto the Sanson family!!!
Title: n¡ë41 Genesis of the Innocents
[Charles swoops in to save the day with his blade of justice.]
Charles: Andre came with a letter from Reims this morning.
Charles: It was from Uncle Nicolas while he was doing his repentance.
Because of the great amount of anxiety he suffered from the Écartèlement execution, he turned over his seat as Prevote de L'Hotel to me.
It seems he has decided to devote himself to god and become a monk.
I... I will not accept this!!!
It is preposterous for a member of the Sanson family to retire without consulting me!!!!
Charles: Grandmother, Marie has talent.
She saved me during Monsieur Damiens' execution.
If it were not for her, even the continued existence of the Sanson Family may have been in jeopardy.
Charles: For now, I will serve that post as well as Monsieur de Paris.
And once Mary has grown,
she will take the position of Prevote de L'Hotel. I intend to recommend her to his majesty the king.
I do not know if this is the right choice to make.
But I cannot avert my eyes from the absurdity going on before them...!!
Charles: The new generation belongs to us!
We will cast away anyone that threatens our future
no matter who they may be!!!
[I don't entirely understand this page.]
The Sanson Residence
Someone: The chains are 2 ligne (4.4 millimeters) thick.
Someone: The sword's thickness is just under 5 point (1 millimeter) at the tip...
and about 3 ligne (6.6 millimeters) thick at the base.
In order to cut this chain,
I have to swing it into the 5 point (1 millimeter) gap in the links-----...
In close competition, even if I cannot cut through a 5 ligne (11 millimeter) thick hand guard,
a thickness of 2 ligne (4.4 millimeters) should be plenty small enough...
[There she goes.]
[Aaand she did it.]
[Marie Joseph is all grown up.]
Marie: For me, nothing is impossible-----!!!
Description: Marie-Joseph Sanson
Executioner of Riems
and the Executioner Directly Under the Versailles Palace Officers of the Imperial Court
"Prevote De l'Hotel"
A suivre dans le volume 5.
(To be continued in volume 5)
[Uh, all of this is a big essay about the history of the stuff mentioned in the story. It's really long, totally unrelated to the story, and I'm not gonna translate it.]
[Volume 5 comes out in June 2014. It's called the Crimson Versailles Arc.]
*This work is Sakamoto Shinichi's interpretation of historical facts based on the contents of Adachi Masakatsu's "Executioner Sanson".
[And there's that staff list.]
This is a compilation of what was popularly run in "Weekly Young Jump" issues 2013-44 to 2013-51 and 2014-1 to 2014-2.
[And then there's the copyright info. Ok, volume complete]