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[81diver 302 Translation by Kewl0210]
Title: Chapter 302 Parting With the Past
Narr: From that head-butt,
and ball-kicking combo,
Guy: It was just a quick moment of painful, painful, pain.
Himura: H-Himiko-sama just...
Sign: Nakashizu Soyo
Himu: I can't believe it...
Guy: Maybe somethin' bad he did as a kid came back to bite him...
What are you kidding?
Soyo: Just one more...
Screen: Nakashizu Soyo
Soyo: If I beat him, I'm in the finals.
Let's meet again...
Soyo: in the finals, okay?
Does this one wanna die or something?
Suga: The Shoureikai...
My final game...
Suga: For that game where if I lost, then by the age-limit restrictions,
my path to becoming a pro would be cut off...
I wasn't ready...
but I wanted it...
The game started off like any other. I couldn't think about how the moment I lost that match, my path to becoming a pro in this game I'd played since I was a little kid would be cut off... Even know I knew that was the case... I couldn't think about it... I couldn't accept it...
I just imagined I'd win... Without any basis for thinking that, I'd just win, and then I'd say something like
Whe~w, that was close. If I'd lost that, that really would've sucked.
during the post-game analysis...
Sugata: In the opening, I maintained a small lead and was looking pretty okay.
If this just keeps up, then I'll win, I thought.
And then, my opponent made the game-deciding move...
and one word leaked out...
Suga: And I
made eye contact with him
and he put his hand over his mouth.
Suga: It had just...
He said that
There are hundreds of pro baseball and pro soccer players born every year,
but every year, there's only
new shogi pros.
Suga: I thought if I devoted myself to nothing but shogi every day an ascetic monk, the day would come when I was told 'You worked hard, now it's your turn.' and I'd become a pro...
but it didn't.
With the Shoureikai was being packed with S-class genius shogi boys coming in from all over the country one after another aspiring to be pro players,
unless you win,
Suga: and keep winning until you're blue in the face,
you can't become a pro.
In the pro shogi circuit, salary raises and losses of rank and such all ride on this system called "Yonenaga Philosophy". Which in a way, means 'When your enemy is balancing on the edge of a cliff, that's when you do everything you can to knock them off'.
That "Yonenaga Philosophy" is the backbone of pro shogi players, and paints a picture of a board, dripping with blood, where serious matches are played that have no room for letting people win.
Suga: Something was just too late. I don't know what exactly, but I'd guess all sorts of stuff was.
After my opponent's "Game-deciding move", I...
Suga: And I disappeared.
going there, now.
Suga: What're you calling a "game-deciding move"?
Don't rush, be patient.
Like a rock falling to the bottom of a raging river.
Slow down and look...
I can see the motion of my opponent's attack really well.
SFX: BACHIN BACHIN BACHIN BACHIN
Suga: And compared to then, right now
my "brute strength" to wrestle the board to the ground
Suga: to pull off an unbelievable
Suga: I won.
The thing I lacked back then,
I've now obtained.
I may be pretty far off from my goal of being a pro,
turned out pretty well. I'd like to say that to you, if I could.
And the one I'm going to be fighting from here, is none other than you.
Niko: You won 'em all, huh?!!
Niko: You're a real angler now!!! You could fish up any sorta big fish out there!!! This dirty 'ol man'll be watchin' ya, so
Soyo: I won.
It's your turn.
Suzuki: It's finally time, Sugata...