Billy Bat 123
Kiyoshi's Life [6/8]
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Okay, this one's done. I'm STILL trying to figure out why the scanlations aren't done it looks like...
[Billy Bat 123 Translation by Kewl0210]
Kevin: This man's true life............
His real history......
Side: What was the world Kurusu was... was supposed to want?!
Title: Chapter 123 Kiyoshi's Life [6/8]
[Look at little Kiyoshi go.]
SFX: PARA PARA PARA PARA
Kids: WoaH! It really looks like he's moving!!
SFX: MIIIIN MIN MIN MIIIN
Kids: You drew that flippy manga all on your own?
I knew you were a genius at drawing, KiyoshI!
It's not a flippy manga, it's called an animation.
Kurusu: Haven't you heard of it?
Kiyayama Seitarou-sensei from Kitayama Movie Productions
and also Shimokawa Outen-sensei are making animated movies.
Kurusu: It's a kind of motion picture.
The era of animated movies is coming!!
Kids:HA~~~H. I'm not sure I get it, but that sounds pretty big.
You're too smart, Kiyoshi. I can barely understand what you're saying.
Kiyoshi: I'm baaaack!!
Mom: Welcome back, Kiyoshi!! Um.....
Dad: Oh, Kiyoshi, you're back! I was just about to pour a Calpis.
Kurusu: Waa! Calpis!!
Mom: Hey!! Wash your hands first!!
Huh? Were you about to say something, Mom?
Mom: Ah, well.........
Dad: Here, I poured it. Let's make a toast!
Kurusu: Did something good happen?
Mom: Well, Kiyoshi, your father has become chief clerk.
Kiyoshi: Chief clerk?!! So you're a big-shot at the factory now, huh?
Dad: Well, I dunno about big-shot, but I'm doing all right.
You're smart Kiyoshi, so you've gotta become even more of a big-shot.
Kiyoshi: But, Dad, I.....
I want to become an animator!!
Mom: Oh, this boy, he's using more of those difficult words...
Kiyoshi: It's not a difficult word! It's a kind of motion picture.....
Dad: It sounds good.
You're great at drawing, Kiyoshi!!
There's nothing better than having a dream!!
Dad: You're okay, Kiyoshiiii?!!
Kurusu: Dad. The house...... The house.....
Dad: It's okay if the house is gone.
As long as we have our lives, we'll manage somehow.
As long as we're alive, we can build as many houses as we need!
Dad: I see.
A machine drawing technical skill diploma......
Well done, Kiyoshi.
Kurusu: I thought I could draw plans for a secret weapon for the army.
Dad: What an honorable choice.
You've graduated top of your class from the Tokyo industrial arts school...... and I heard you had the best grades out of the history of anyone who graduated, right?
Kurusu: Y......Yes. But
all of my friends have been dispatched to the war, and I'm the only one on the mainland facing a desk......
Dad: That's okay.
Dad: Going to the battlefield isn't the one way to serve one's country.
Kurusu: Hold on, Mom!! Dad should definitely be fine at Tsukudajima!!
Kurusu: Dammit!! Ther've been over 100 air-raids, enough already!!
Like hell I'm gonna diiiie!!
Mom: Is Dad...... Okay?
Kurusu: Yeah...... He's fine.
Mom: There's nothing left, is there......?
As long as we have our lives, we'll manage somehow.
going to draw manga.
People call me
Text: Silver Bat
SFX: SHA SHA
Guy: Whatever, just hurry up. You're keeping the printer waiting!!
Kurusu: The ones waiting the most aren't the printers!
Kurusu: They're the readers all over the country!!
Okay, fo all the fill-in inking and do the finishing touches!!
Guy: Yes, sir!!
Heeew! Anyhow, 'Silver Bat' sure is popular, isn't it?!!
Paper: Manga Award Winner
Guys: When you talk about Mangakas these days, you're talking about Karama, Tezuka, and Kurusu!!
Ah, Kurusu-sensei, please give me your autograaaaph!!
Women: KYAAA KYAAA
Kurusu: I'm already thinking about my next move.
Guys: Next move, you say......?
Kurusu: The production of the country's first TV anime!!
Kids: OooH! So cool!!
Silver Bat is moving!!
Guy: A press conference is now being held about Silver Bat;s all-American launch!!
Somebody: This year's movie award for outstanding animation goes to......
Director Kurusu Kiyoshi for 'Silver Bat'!!
Mom: I'm doing very well today.
Kurusu: Yes...... That's good.
Mom: Sorry, I know you're busy, Kiyoshi......
Kurusu: What are you talking about, Mom......?
Mom: Thanks to you, I led a truly fun life.........
Kurusu: Yes, hello?
Ah, Shimane-san from Koudankan, huh? Hold on one moment, would you?
Have the manuscript done right away?
All right, understood. I'll be heading home in just a bit.
What a beautiful sunset.
You're Kurusu Kiyoshi-sensei, aren't you? Would you mind signing this?
Kurusu: Yes, of course.
What's your name?
Girl: It's Yumiko.
It's the "yu" from "freedom" and the "mi" from "beautiful".
do I draw him again......?
I...... I'm sorry, I......
[Dang. I hate when that happens.]
Billy: Geez. This even happened ta you, eh......?
Oh, dang. It's this late already?
Okay, so long.
A bat can't fly over nothin', but...
SFX: FLAP FLAP
Scroll: Then, the lone bat flew.
He flew higher and higher, leaving the earth...
Kevin: And then......
Kevin: This is his real life............
The real history......
Humanity was supposed to end......
I rewrote it.
Side: Human history will not continue forever...... No, it really ended. What as shock!!
Bottom: "Billy Bat" Chapter 123 / End
Appearing next issue, too!! Look forward to it!!
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