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[Gintama 699 Translation by Kewl0210]
Right: For real this time
Smasll red: With the opening color pages, and it's 53 pages long!
MIddle: Running 3 issues in a row
Big Red Text: It's back!!
Just barely making in under the deadline!!
Purple Right: ☆Thanks for the great fanfare for the Silver Soul Arc!! And now, we head for the end...! For the return, here's some opening color pages and a special expanded 53-page chapter!!
Bottom Blue: Sorachi Hideaki
Red: Lesson 699 Sakata Gintoki and his Comrades
Bottom Left Blue: Hurry to the next page for the manga!!
Insert: What the hell is going on...?!
Narration: Summary up to this point
A universe-scale war intended to bring an end to everything
was created by the immortal majin
But by the power of the Yorozuya and their comrades,
he disappeared into the swirling Dragon Veins.
But as Utsuro was a being born from those Dragon Veins, an element of him lived on
deep underground inside the Dragon Veins.
Two years later, his body was successfully reconstructed
and he revived out of a remote Dragon Hole.
Narr: Having predicted that Utsuro would be revived, Gintoki had set out on a journey. And along the way he encountered it...
But as he still did not know just what this baby was, he could not bring himself to lay a hand on it.
Though also searching for Utsuro
was a group lead by the remnants of the Tendoushuu,
a religious group called the 'Seibouists', who took Utsuro from him.
They needed Utsuro himself in order to manipulate Utsuro's blood in order to create a perfect form of 'immortality'.
But just before he fell into their clutches, a personality that seemed very much like that of 'Yoshida Shouyou' was discovered to be dwelling within Utsuro's body.
He entrusted his own heart to Gintoki in order to prevent the Seibouists from obtaining 'perfect immortality'.
The master entrusted his disciple with his wish
that his 'immortality' would no longer be misused and that no further monsters like him would be created.
But that wish nearly started another meaningless, foolish war.
Having obtained Utsuro's incomplete body, the Seibouists started targeting the Earth's Altana in order to fully revive him.
Narr: Takasugi and Katsura, who were acting undercover to track the movements of the Seibouists, met up with Gintoki
and in order to grant their master's wish,
and in order to save their master,
decided to take Utsuro back.
They made their way into the the Seibouists as they advanced, seeking the Earth's Altana
to the location of the final battle, the Terminal.
Will Gintoki and the others be able to save their master?
Will the Z Fighters be able to grasp the future?
Zura: How about I just pound the sumamry into your heaaaad?!!
Handwritten: Wolf Fang Fist!
Zura: The art style's changed too much! This looks like a summary for an entirely different manga!! Honestly, this looks like a Dragonball fan comic!!
What in the world happened when we moved from Jump to Giga?!!
Gin: Dregen Bale? What're you talking about, Ketsura?
Zura: It's not Ketsura, it's Katsura!!
'Ol Sorachi's finally gotten serious.
After he was released from the weekly publication, he finally managed to put some real power into his drawings. This is his true artistry power.
Zura: All he's doing is drawing with a Dragonball in his left hand!!
And anyhow, why am I Yamcha while this guy is Vegeta?! Why do I get saddled with the loser role?!
Taka: This is ridiculous. I'm not sticking around with you.
Zura: Mugh! I hate to admit it, but you're the spitting image of him, aren't you? When did you master the widow's peak?
Gin: You guys just don't get it.
We've gone beyond the final chapter. We've gone beyond jump. And now we've finally made it here.
To a place with none of those eyesore pirate senpais
and no more cheeky kouhais either,
this new holy land of Jump Giga!
And now, the world is within our grasp.
Here, we can become legends!
SFX: BIRI BIRI (SPARK SPARK)
Gin: Whadda ya say we show those newbies with their shit sales
just what power we've got?!
With this GIGA's
Gin: Akira Toriyama power!
Gin: Well, Shouyou, looks like somehow or another it worked out.
Gin: No matter what anybody says, somehow or another it worked out.
Narr: And this is as far as we can show you of the grand adventure of Gintoki and his comrades. They'll probably get into all sorts of trouble from here, but I'm sure they'll be able to overcome it all as well. It'll be okay. They have the Silver Balls after all...!!
Taka: What the hell are the Silver Balls?
Handwritten: Galick Gun
Taka: Are they balls that grant wishes? Or is it that empty ball that sits on top of your neck?
Well if there are some handy balls like that around,
then there's no reason for you or me to thrash around a place like this.
But... Let me show my thanks.
Taka: Thanks to that, we were able
to make it here
on our own power.
We took quite the detour,
but without anyone else's help,
with purely our own hands,
we'll be able to take that person back...
Taka: With the very same hands he was taken from,
we will take him back.
That's how we, the disciples of Shouyou,
SFX: KORO KORO (ROLL)
Guys: Y-You fieeends!!
SFX: DO DO
SFX: GAGAGA WAA
Guys: Eliminate them!!
Guys: Any heretic that interferes in our god-channeling ceremony...
shall feel our wrath!!
Sounds like something a bunch of folks swarming to an immortality bargain sale would say.
Look, their ship has fallen,
but it's still sucking up the Earths Altana through the Terminal's core.
It's a vile sight not unlike that of a blood-sucking leech.
With that massive amount of energy,
you could even revive an incomplete god without a heart.
If you could gain control over such a power, the idea of a world where everyone lives for all eternity would not be a dream.
...Or at least that's what they seem to be saying.
Zura: Honestly, I'm surprised that there are so many people that would go through such lengths
to extend their lives.
SFX: GA GA GA GA
Guys: Do only those that live lives of little consequence try to extend them?
I've had plenty.
I'm satisfied with this life.
If I can overcome
this final trial with you two,
Taka: If these lives end here,
I'll have no regrets!
Even now, I'm not sure
if those meetings brought more sadness
But if there's one thing we can say for sure...
Taka: no matter how long I live from here,
there's no chance I'll ever meet guys like that again.
SFX: DOON DOON DOOO
GUys: We may hate each other
and try to kill each other,
Someone: but still,
Someone: they're bonds we can't sever.
Being swung around by such rotten bonds...
by such a bunch of idiots...
Guys: is something I wanna limit to this life!!
SFX: DO DOH
Gin: Is that so?
Too bad for you though,
you two can't die yet.
Gin: 'Cause I won't let you.
I understand how they feel.
I don't want to die yet.
I want to keep living a lot longer.
Cause both the idiot master that put his disciples through all this,
and the idiot fellow disciples that tossed me around,
have to beat the crap out of a whole lot more.
Someone: You know,
I have things I want to say to Sensei, too.
Taka: I've got a ton, myself.
I wonder how much beating I'd need to do before I'd feel satisfied?
even an eternity wouldn't be enough.
if you were here right now, what would you say?
You entrusted us, your disciples,
with all sorts of your wishes,
the thing you really wished for
has already long since been...
SFX: GO GO GO GO GO GO
SFX: DO DO DO DO DO
I never knew how popular Sensei was.
From this side, too.
Even if we had a whole slew of lives, would that not be enough to make it though?
Taka: No, three should be plenty.
Though if one of them exits here, I can't be so sure.
Zura: Is that supposed to be
Taka: If that's what it sounded like, then maybe making an exit would be a good idea.
Someone: This is an message to the group that is occupying the Terminal.
Matsu: You are surrounded.
Stop resisting and abandon your weapons immediately.
If you do not comply...
Guys: Shoot them out of the skyyyyy!!!
SFX: GOPAA DODOOO
Matsu: If you do not comply
we will thank you.
Matsu: Thanks to all of you,
has become so strong.
Guys: It's them...!!
Kon: It's been decades since you Amanto first came to Earth.
You shook our sense of values to its core, did away with the old, and brought in the new. And all through that chaotic era
we lived out lives in a stat of confusion and worry,
but now, we can say
those days were not a waste.
Kon: During that changing era,
we found some precious things we'll never forget.
During an era when things were disappearing,
we found some precious things
that we had to protect.
Tsuku: The shadows on the ground of us worrying, struggling, and down on our hands and knees...
taught us the location of the sun.
So we will no longer
No matter what arrives at this country beyond this point,
no matter what difficulties are awaiting it,
we'll face them all head-on.
Someone: We can finally say them, huh?
Those words we couldn't say to you Amanto on that day 20 years ago.
Someone: Welcome to the Country of Samurai!
Guys: This is the country...
of those with steel hearts.
The country of people...
with silver souls.
Let us welcome you!!
We can cut our way through!!
Tottsan, back us up!!
Scatter the enemy's guard!
Matsu: Forget slow tactics like that. We should just hit that mother ship sitting up there head on!
That thing is drawing all the Altana it's sucking up from the Terminal to one place.
Kon: We dunno what'll happen if we shoot up that thing, but leave that to us!!
Matsu: A raid where we try to go straight for the enemy general's head.
Geez, what era of aamurai are we?
Kon: Heh. For that, there's no past or present.
The same old idiots
are called samurai.
You sure took your time!
You took so long we thought you might've turned tail and ran.
Someone: And if there's no palanquin to carry, it's not a real festival!
Kagu: Hohoh. So you finally admit that we Yorozuya are the superior ones, yes?
Someone: Heh. Where'd you get that from?
If we're gonna have a wild time anyhow, it's way more interesting if you're lifting a total idiot on your shoulders while you do!
Shin: Well then, I don't think we're worthy of that position.
How about we go to where the real palanquin is?
For one last
Tendou: It appears that a prolonged battle is unavoidable.
Tendou: We should regroup.
Our goal is not a war nor to commit terrorism.
Those are purely means to the end of obtaining Utsuro's complete body and invent a means of manufacturing immortality.
Even if we revived Utsuro, if we lost the religion in the process, we would be right back where we started.
We would lose the means of manufacturing immortality as well as the power to restore our positions.
Ten: There is no need for concern.
Everything is progressing nicely.
As expected, Utsuro is taking in the Earth's Altana splendidly.
Look, our god is pleased.
The Earth's Altana he's absorbed is forming into a crystal...
Tendou: Do you mean to say it's creating a new heart...?!
Just a bit longer and our god... Utsuro will awaken.
That's plenty, is it not?!
Have we not gained enough?
Any longer and it will become too difficult to withdraw from this front!
If that happens, everything will be for naught.
We should proceed with preparations to retreat!
SFX: DOH DOH
Ten: How do you feel?
Guys: Guu.... GH.
Ten: Are your bodies not doing what you tell them to?
It was the same for me.
But I was mistaken.
I had thought I was acting on my own will.
Ten: Think back.
We stole Utsuro's blood which destroyed our bodies,
but it was through the use of that same blood
that we were revived.
Though that was by no means because we found some method of controlling this immortal blood.
The ones being controlled were us.
We were allowed to live so we could be used.
Used to revive Utsuro.
By the elements of Utsuro
that now run through our veins.
We have long since lost any wills of our own.
Creating the religion as well as coming to this planet were all none other than Utsuro's will.
Ten: We are already a part of Utsuro.
We are his arms and legs.
By the command of that internal will.
What you should use those hands to grasp,
where you should use those legs to move,
if you surrender yourself to that great will,
then the elements of Utsuro will give you strength.
We will carry out our,
Someone: Looks like we couldn't escape them.
Zura: We knew they were the kind of people that would come if they knew.
That's why we split up from them and took a separate paths in the first place.
The ones to bear the burden of saving or killing master is us, his disciples.
It seems the idea of not getting the people we were entrusting the world to roped into that
was too much of a luxury.
Perhaps we took up that burden as well
They really have
Binboku: Ready yourselves.
This is where we die.
Kyuu: We'll hold them off here!
Shinpachi-kun, Kagura-chan, you take care of Tae-chan!
If you meet them, tell them this for me.
I've decided I'd like to keep on being idiots with you guys a little longer. So if I live to see you again...
then why don't you come destroy the plans I had for a marriage interview?
hand over the 'heart'.
I told you, didn't I?
I'm not entrusting this task to someone playing games of pretend.
Taka: There's something way more fitting
for you to be carrying with you than that heart, right?
I have what I have to take back,
and you have
what you need to take back...
SFX: GO GO GO GO
SFX: OOO OOOO
SFX: GA PA
SFX: DO DOO OO
Gin: We should hurry.
SFX: DO DO DO DO DO
Tsuku: Get movin', Shinpachi!! Kagura!!
SFX: DO DO DO
Sa: You weren't planning to die at a place liek this, were you?
You finally got out of Yoshiwara, right? When you die, it should be between the legs of the man you love.
Hattori: Sarutobi, I wish you'd come to grips with the idea that in both living and dying, shinobi should be hidden, unseen in the shadows.
Saru: At the very least, I have no plans of dying anywhere near your blood-covered crotch.
Tsuku: I do not intend to die with anyone.
Tsuku: I'm gonna live on
and see him again.
Kagu: Sacchaan!! Tsukyy!!
Tsu: So until them, you guys'd better take care of him!
Sa: You Yorozuya are the only ones taht can protect that man!
Hatto: And tell him this.
If he doesn't come back, I'm throwing out all the old issues of Jump that you missed reading.
there's no longer anything
that I gotta take back.
Gin: The things I lost,
I got back a long time ago.
I've got them all
right here with me.
The reason I'm here
is so I don't lose a single one of them.
Zura: Gintoki!! Takasu-
SFX: GAH GAGARI GARI
SFX: KAH GA
Someone: Watch where you're stepping.
Gin: Now we're even.
You're one guy I'd rather not owe a favor to.
Taka: What a coincidence,
I'd say the same about you.
Someone: Hurry up, already.
You don't plan on just letting Zura die, do you?
Insert: The "rotten bond" that was supposedly could not be severed is torn apart by an assassin's blade----!!
Bottom: ...Lesson 699