The Red Dog and a Toy
-> RTS Page for Replica 1
Replica v. 1 ch. 1
upper box: Manji
180 cm, blood type B, age 23
birthday: August 8th
Likes curry, omeraisu and hamburgers.
He has no sense of direction. If things get too troublsome, he’ll refuse.
lower box: Karu
165cm, age 16 birthday: December 20th
His special skills are fast gunfiring and fast reading. Folded pages in a book irritate him.
Manji: There! Something’s there!
Kal: Yeah yeah.
text: This looks like the relationship between me and my editor.
Card 1: The Red Dog and a Toy
Card 2: CARDS
Card 3: The Doll Trainer/Tamer of White Town
Card 4: Cheshire Cat
Card 5: DOLL
Under a golden sky, a story unfolds
Slowly, like the soft tones of a music box
like the creation of a castle of sand or a crown of flowers
Follow the story with speckled footsteps.
In a valley of a country where the cruel passing of time of this world and it’s sins seem a far away dream
Manji: Gaah, I’m bored!
Manji: There’s nothing to do here.
text: so dull
text: must be my imagination
Manji: OK! Let’s kill some time.
box: Town Mayor
man: What the...?!
Manji: I’m Manji, I work as bodyguard.
title: Card:1 The Red Dog and a Toy.
Manji: Hire me.
mayor: Uhm, who are you?
Manji: As I said, I’m a bodyguard.
text: listen to me, fool
Manji: There’s a phantom killer at work in the neighbouring town, you should be careful.
But not to worry, I’ll crush any danger.
mayor: Eh, you look rather like a killer... besides I already have bodyguards.
bodyguard: Mayoooor! Is something wrong?
mayor: Ah, good timing, this person entered without invitation...
bodyguard 1: Whaaaaat?!
bodyguard 2: You’ve got guts to trespass in broad daylight.
Manji: Oh? You guys don’t look strong at all.
Manji: What now, you’re damn weak.
mayor: Uh, did something happen?
woman: Th-that man, isn’t he the Red Dog?
Mayor: Hm? Red Dog?
You mean that famous murderer-bodyguard?
Manji: Well, what do you think? I’m obviously stronger.
mayor: A dumb looking guy like him the rumoured Red Dog?
woman: But the Red Dog has
a horizontal scar
woman: red hair
and a black sword...
everyone: We’re sorryyyyyy!!!
Manji: What’s that so suddenly?
mayor: We did not notice you’re the famous Red Dog. How impolite of us!
Manji: Red Dog? Who’s that?
mayor: We understand that you are strong,
please, please let us live!
mayor: Please don’t kill me...
mayor: We’re safe...
man: That was... scary...
text: why did he come here?
Manji: Damn! Here too?
Manji: When they see my face, they get scared.
What the hell did I do?!
Manji: Sure, I did kill a few and I get violent, but...
Manji: This won’t even kill my time.
Manji: And what will I do without money?
Manji: A Cat?
sfx cat: fear
Manji: I’m bored!
Won’t something happen...?
Manji: So noisy...
Manji: He’s awfully happy...
is something there?
Manji: What’s that?
Manji: It’s too small to see wel... is it a doll? How does it float?
sfx kid: stare
Manji: You’re annoying, leave.
sfx kid: Waaah!
Manji: I said leave, you dumbass!!
Manji: What? Don’t think crying helps!
Manji: Right, I haven’t eaten anything lately... I have to find a job soon, or...
Manji: What’s that? Are you giving it to me?
Hah! Don’t be a fool.
sfx kid: nod
Manji: Allright, I’ll take it! Be grateful!
Manji: He’s laughing already.
A kid’s thoughts are hard to get.
Manji: But a debt is a debt. Hey, kid, tell me what you want.
kid: Fun things!
Manji: Going for difficult, huh? I’d want those too.
kid: You’re not having fun?
Manji: Of course not! I’m about to die from boredom!
kid: Bored! Bored!
Manji: This sucks!
Karu: Oh, there’s someone underneath.
kid: He fell!
Karu: No, I descended.
[TN: Karu uses 降ってきた , which is used for the falling of rain and other natural stuff. The same kanji, with a different reading, means ‘to descend’.]
Manji: I don’t care which! Get off me!!
Manji: This guy...
I didn’t sense him at all!
Karu: What are you doing?
Manji: Who are you? Where’d you come from?
Karu: I have no reason to tell you.
Manji: You’re pretty calm.
Karu: More importantly...
sfx: he pushed it away!
Manji: Who is he?
Karu: Did you happen to see
Manji: Hah? A toy? Go to a store if you want one.
Karu: To be exact it’s not a normal toy, but a moving doll.
Manji: A doll...?
Manji: Is something wrong with it?
Karu: It’s okay if you didn’t see it.
Karu: I wanna know! Why does it bother you?
Karu: It does indeed.
If you see a moving doll, run away before it kills you.
Manji: Hah! There’s no way I’d run. I’d rather cut it up instead.
Karu: It’s seems you’re very confident in your skill, but
Karu: it’s impossible, for you.
Manji: Why do I have to hear that from you?
Manji: Go away! We’re talking!
Manji: Haaah? You got hurt?
kid: Waaah... sniff...
Manji: Don’t run now!
kid: Waaaaah... sniff... sob...
Karu: He’s noisy.
Manji: It’s not my fault. Hey, show that hand, damn brat.
Manji: “Pain, pain,
Karu: What are you...
You don’t know? Pain can be moved away.
Karu: He ’s serious, huh...
Manji: How’s it, it doesn’t hurt anymore does it.
sfx kid: nod
Karu: Ah, so you’re a spiritualist.
Karu: He’s not gonna say ‘The pain transferred to me’, is he?
sfx karu: He’s really self-implying.
Manji: The pain transferred to me...
sfx manji: it kinda hurts...
Karu: Ridiculous! I’m shocked!
Manji: Ha, awesome, huh? I was surprised too when I learned this.
Manji: I’m no longer indebted to you.
Manji: Ah, hey! We haven’t finished our talk yet!
Karu: No, we did.
Karu: At best I’ll pray you
don’t meet a “Toy” doll.
Manji: What’s with him... suddenly showing up, talking nonsense about toys or whatever...
Manji: I’m bored.
Karu: It’s impossible, for you.
Zenri: I see...
Zenri: So the phantom killer in that town was the work of TOY, huh?
And? Did you destroy it?
Karu: Yes. Right now I’m in the next town, I’ve discovered a few TOYs here, but I think it’s a number I can handle alone.
Zenri: Oh, how reliable. I’ll leave it up to you, then.
Zenri: Anything else to report?
Karu: I met the Red Dog.
Zenri: Woah, the Red Dog? How is he? If he’s good I’d like him to join...
Karu: We don’t need him.
Karu: He’s just a dumb guy.
Karu: Again no clues about Alice...
Karu: I wonder what he’s planning.
Killing time, and all...
Don’t run away, forehead-boy.
sfx: huff huff
Karu: They’re here...!
Manji: Huh? What is?
Manji: Ha?! What’s that?
Manji: Hey! What’s happening?
Karu: Quick, stand up, please.
Manji: Aren’t those what you were looking for?
They’re dangerous toys.
Manji: I don’t care what exactly they are, but if they’re enemies...
Karu: Don’t, I said....
Karu: He’s fast.
Manji: What the hell,
they’re totally weak!
Karu: That may be true, but...
Karu: They regenerate after a normal attack.
Manji: It doesn’t...come back...
Karu: TOY is nothing ordinary, it can only be defeated with this gun.
Karu: It’s futile.
Manji: Strength alone won’t do a thing.
Karu: If you understand then go and hide somewhere, you’re in the way;
Manji: Who’re you telling that? Don’t fool me.
Manji: Then I’ll ask you.
If they’re toys, they must have something like a battery to make them move, right?
Karu: Why do you want to know? You think to hit them there?
So you know the structure of TOY, huh?
Manji: Haaah! Uwah!
They really are a pain.
Karu: In the head they have a core.
Karu: That’s their drive.
Their heart, so to speak.
I see, that’s the battery.
Karu: It’s useless!
It’s too small to aim for, it would surely be im...
Manji: You really are
Karu: It’s true! With a katana, you can’t...
Karu: It’s not regenerating...!
Karu: Is he cutting them?
He’s aiming for the core without missing even one...
Manji: Get lost!!
Manji: What’re you standing there for, dumbass!
Manji: Whatta wuss!!
Manji: Is that gun your only merit? Huh?
Karu: You’re good at finding the core position.
Manji: Haah? You said where it was, dude.
Then, the exact middle would be good enough.
Karu: Does that make him...
the Red Dog?
Karu: It seems you’re more useful than I thought, but don’t get too overconfident and don’t get in my way.
Manji: You’d better not hold me back either, you irritating deadpan.
Karu: Only 5 left
Manji: Two left!
Manji: Che! Some people have gathered there...
mayor: I wonder what those two are doing...
woman: Ah... Aah!
mayor: What’s wrong?
mayor: Wha-what is that...
Manji: What the heck?! It’s huge!
Manji: How long has it been there? Damn, I couldn’t feel it even though it’s so big!
Karu: Your sense appears to be limited to living beings... these are TOYs.
It looks so different.
Karu: It definitely is one, though it’s my first time to see one this big too.
But other than the small ones, it has to be burned.
Manji: Ok, then hurry up and burn it!
Karu: Are you stupid?
If we burn this now things will become more serious.
Manji: Hey, mayor!!
Manji: Evacuate all the civilians, now!
mayor: Eh, huh?
Manji: Don’t complain! Hurry up or I’ll kill you!
Karu: It seems you understand... hey! Where are you running off to?
Manji:You clean up that last TOY thing there.
Manji: That thing must have a core too, somewhere.
Karu: Does he think he can handle that alone...?
Manji: Don’t act so cocky!
Manji: I’m fine. Run!
Karu: Did you want to save them so badly?
Manji: Shut up! I didn’t.
text: I gave it a handicap!
Karu: You’ll die.
Manji: Nice way to kill time.
Manji: Hey, what...
Manji: Damn forehead-brat!
Karu: All TOY are made the same way. It’s easier to see from the inside.
Karu: Can you see it?
Manji: Got it!
Manji: I did it.
Manji: Serves you right... though it annoys me that your hint did so much...
Karu: What a troublesome man you are.
Karu: Don’t yell.
text: Crap, I can’t move.
Manji: Hey... stay... away. I’ll transfer it to you!
Karu: Are you still going on about that?
Manji: Shut up...! You... hey! Stay a...way...
Karu: that’s my name.
Manji: Like I care...
Karu: You heard it the first time, right.
Manji: I said... stay away...
you’ll die, stupid...!
Manji: It doesn’t hurt...
Manji: No way!
Manji: Oh, hey!
Manji: Did you take it over from me?!
Damn! That’s why you had to stay away!
Manji: You had a bike! I’m gonna borrow it!
Stay there if you don’t want to die!!
Manji: Where is the closest doctor here!
Karu: To ‘cards’...
Manji: Huh?! Cards? What’s that?
You need a doctor, dumbass!
Karu: At cards they...
Manji: H- hey...
Manji: Gaah! I got it, I got it!
Where is this ‘cards’?!
text: The deserted capital
Manji: Is it really here?
I can’t sense any human life...
Karu: Rattel Park inDeathtopia.
Manji:Rattel Park? As in a park with threes?
text: Is is said that meetings are miracles caused by coincidence.
text: The answer lies in the story that will start to unfold soon.
text: The story slowly marks the passage of time.
text: The desolated and forgotten capital, Deathtopia.
In this area where no one lives, words will flutter.
text: ‘Let’s make this our headquarters.’
This worn out empire that was once full of smiles...
Nito: What are you doing?
?: Here, look at this!
text: is our starting point.