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[Gintama 680 Translation by Kewl0210]
Insert: He was thought to have met his end, but...
Someone: Utsuro was swallowed by the Altana and erased.
But he is a being originally born from the Altana.
So he dissolved into the Altana
and then two years later, he manifested out of a different Dragon Hole,
his body reformed,
and he was revived.
Gin: But what dwelled within that body
was not who it was before.
It wasn't Utsuro.
the one in that body
Shouyou: If you'll agree to it,
I'd like to ask one last favor.
Shouyou: Will you lend me a hand,
Insert: That master he looked up to, is here, now...?
Title: Chapter 680
hearing that name sure takes me back.
In this long, endless life of mine,
I was called by so many names. As many names as lives I lived.
I was both all of them and none of them.
A nameless being that still doesn't know what it will become.
But among all those old names,
I'm a being that only remembers that one.
And the one that reminded me of that,
would seem to be you,
Shou: So while I have the chance,
there's something I want to tell you.
While I'm still me,
there is something I want to entrust to you.
SFX: DO DO DO DO
SFX: GAH GA
Guys: My, my.
It would seems quite a hindrance has appeared.
Guy: As I thought,
it seems the seeds
have already sprouted.
Guy: Take back
Shouyou: Sorry, but
I will not give him back to you.
SFX: CREAK CREAK CRICK
Shou: I won't
Shou: let it repeat anymore.
SFX: BEKI BEKI BEKI BEKI
Shou: This is...
the current me's heart.
Without this, not only will I not be immortal, I won't even be able to maintain my body.
Shou: Utsuro... We,
cannot be left... in this world.
I'm entrusting it
and the future.
Shou: I'm sorry for being a burden...
to the very end.
But... I'm glad
I got to see you...
Gin: Utsuro lost his body in a battle two years ago.
But the mass of Altana remaining in his body
fused with the Dragon Veins' Altana, forming a crystal.
With that as a yorishiro, his body was restored.
T/N: A yorishiro is a Shinto term for an object that a spirit or "kami" is drawn to or occupies.
Gin: In other words, as long as we take his heart,
Utsuro won't be revived again.
It looks like the remnants of Naraku have been maneuvering in secret in order to revive Utsuro,
but that personality inside Utsuro gouged out his own heart and intrusted it to me in order to prevent that.
For these past two years,
I've been wandering not for the Yorozuya, not to save the world,
Gin: but to save
But in the end,
I ended up getting saved by him again.
Taka: Just what exactly
is the "saving" you're talking about?
Do you mean doing as Sensei asked,
to end him along with Utsuro so the world will not be destroyed?
In that case, why do you take such care carrying that thing to the point where you're constantly being chased?
Is there a way to destroy it? Is there a way to dispose of it somewhere that no one else will ever reach? There should be other options.
Or is just wandering around
Then why not simply
return the heart to Utsuro?
Gin: Takasugi... You asshole...!!
Taka: If you can see Sensei again, that doesn't sound too bad, right?
Though it will be a bit of a gamble whether Utsuro or Sensei shows up.
Taka: Don't take that so seriously. I have no intention nor need to make such a gamble.
Gin: Huh? Whadda you mean?
Taka: There's no reviving to be had...
Because his body
is still alive.
Taka: After you took that heart, Utsuro's body was recovered by Naraku.
They've already found a way to maintain Utsuro's body even without that thing.
He'll be in a state of suspended animation, but that's actually more convenient for them.
Gin: Convenient? The hell's that supposed ta mean?
Aren't they trying to take Utsuro's heart back from me so they can revive Utsuro?
Taka: No, they're not.
I don't know about Naraku, but at least, the group manipulating them.
Gin: The group manipulating Naraku? Hey, by that, do you mean...?
SFX: GEHO GEHO
Why did you
make your body like that?
what did you see,
and what did you learn there?
Utsuro is someone that saw humans continue to repeat the same mistakes over and over again for thousands of years and got so sick of it, that he tried to bring about the end of the world.
If we stop him, will the world be saved?
Taka: It's just as he said.
We stopped Utsuro,
so stopping those mistakes is our duty as well, right?
I'm going to take Utsuro...
take Sensei back from them.
Insert: The answer he reached in this rotten world is...