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The Kishoukai commeth. I hope you think they're interesting because they're gonna be the villains for 30 volumes.
[81 Diver 31 Translation by Kewl0210]
Title: Chapter 31 Kishoukai
Somebody: Would you like a can of coffee?
Nikogami: I'm afraid the only welcome I can give a pro shogi player is the seat of honor and a can of coffee...
Iruka: Ah, it's no problem...
I'm the one that was rude...
Sugata: This little hut has a seat of honor?
Niko: Though you were right.
Or rather, it's just as you say,
Niko: I fell to hell.
That's what this place is.
Looks like hell ain't so bad after all, huh?
I was done in by the demonic power of shogi...
Iruka: I came here
to play you in shogi, Jinno-san.
Sugata: started crying without saying a word.
Good gracious, ah, well then...
this is quite embarassing.
SFX: PESHIH PESH
Iruka: Don't be.
SFX: DOSA DOSA
Sugata: Shogi sounds good.
Niko: This old man
will play you.
You really want to?
Iruka: Of course.
I made a decision
to come here.
But before that, Jinno-san...
would you mind telling me
how someone of your caliber ended up here?
Niko: How I...
ended up living like this?
Iruka: Was the cause
Niko: It was just one game.
Iruka: Just one game???
This was about 18 years ago...
Niko: There was this group called the Kishoukai. ["Kishoukai" bold.]
T/N: Kishoukai is made up of the kanji for Demon/Oni, General (from shogi), and Association.
SFX: PACHI PACHI
Niko: It's a group made up of top-class champions even among Shinkenshi.
SFX: PACHI PACHI
Sugata: Well, I've been dabbling in "shinken", too, but I've never heard of any Kishoukai...
Niko: At that time, I had won the amateur meijin tournament 3 times in a row.
And that last broken heart of your life,
I had won against you, Iruka-sensei, too.
And so my blood was starting to boil in an odd direction.
So I went alone
to pick a fight with the Kishoukai.
I found people from the Kishoukai
Nikogami: challenged them to Shinken
and had just blown three guys out of the water when...
Niko: things got big.
The Kishoukai was originally a group of pinch-hitters sponsored by the yakuza.
And I was really starting to make a name for myself at that point, so...
So around that time
a team of them started tailing me.
The situation got really serious in a hurry.
Niko: lost there.
Niko: I had already
At that point, I...
Niko: begged for my life.
uncaring of how it looked,
Niko: But this story isn't all that depressing.
That's something that could happen to anybody if you're still alive.
If it happens to you, you'll understand.
Niko: Shogi is the one thing I cannot give up.