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[81diver 354 Translation by Kewl0210]
Author: Shibada Yokusaru
Shogi Supervisor◎Suzuki Daisuke 8-dan
★This is a work of fiction. Any connection to actual persons, organizations, or events are completely unrelated.
Chapter 354 Cool Castle!
Chapter 355 One More Wish
Chapter 356 Hachi One Diver!!
Chapter 357 Romantic Popularity
Chapter 358 Rules are Worthless!!
Chapter 359 Scary Woman
Chapter 360 Curse
Chapter 361 Witness
Chapter 362 Male Shogi
Chapter 363 Manly Shogi
Chapter 364 A Male Cannot Retreat!!
Title: Chapter 354 Cool Castle!
Guys: So if that Sugata guy loses,
they're gonna file a nuke? What...?
Should we go back to the beef bowl shop?
what're their formations?
Sugata is using static hisha...
and Tanio is using 4th file hisha.
Suga: A nuclear missile...
and a 4th file hisha, huh...?
Suga: It's... a straightforward strategy I was first taught by an old man at a shogi dojo when I had only just learned how to play...
Old: Okay? First I'm gonna teach you
the "4th file hisha".
That's cause 4th file hisha automatically forms a "mino castle".
That's the important part.
It let's you make a castle and fight.
Then I started playing 4th file hisha on my own and my skill level rose.
And then one day
against my 4th file hisha,
there was an old dude...
Suga: that played a castle I'd never seen before.
He brought the gyoku
to the head of the kaku.
Suga: At a point where he'd be hit head-on by a Rising Gin,
he brought the gyoku up.
I was ranging my hisha, so I could make a castle over there, near my kaku.
It was a strange sensation...
It felt deep. ["deep" in italics]
It was the first time I'd felt something like that.
SFX: BACHIH PACHI
Against that old guy... I totally got my ass handed to me. I never beat him a single time.
Guys: Do you play video games and that sorta thing, kid?
Like Mario Brothers, I think it's called?
Suga: Not really.
Guy: The better you get at shogi, the more interesting it gets.
It'll bring you to tears.
You play Mario Brothers, don't you?
Suga: No, not at all...
Guy: No matter how entertaining it is, you'll eventually get bored of any video game eventually.
But because there's so many ways to play shogi, there's lots of good players out there.
You cry, you play, and in the end...
you've got a lifetime of something interesting to do.
Even if you become the best player at this dojo,
there's a step above that,
an a step above that...
and even further...
Losing to an old guy like me isn't the time to cry!
You're gonna meet much, much
Doesn't that sound exciting?
Suga: It's true...
Box: 20 years later, Sugata would reunite with this man, "Nikogami".
you've got a good look in your eyes.
I am excited!
Suga: I care about the shogi!!!!
Guys: Woah. That's an old-fashioned move.
Suga: The primary modern counterplay to 4th file hisha is "static hisha anaguma".
Suga: But forget static hisha,
I don't have the faintest memory of quick-battle standard moves against 4th file hisha...
In that case!
Suga: I'll use that old dude's...
Guys: He's not using static hisha anaguma?
Suga: It lit the fire in my shogi soul when I was a little kid...
SFX: PACHI BACHIN
Suga: This castle.
Suga: Castle Tower Mino!!!!
my current skill level in it!
this is my only choice!!!!
SFX: PACHI BACHIN PACHI BACHIN
Suga: I remember what I thought back then when I first saw this Castle Tower Mino varient.
It was like...
Suga: a giant robot!!!!
Suzuki: Haven't seen that in a while...
Guys: The ancient...
Someone: A four-piece Castle Tower Mino!!!!
All that's left is to put everything he has...
Everything he has, into...
Suga: Now then...
Suga: come at me!