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(right) Onward, to a new section!!
Souma: Thanks for deciding
Souma: to come to our trumpet section.
Box: I lost to the intensity of his wholehearted request for help...
Souma: Please, Kamine-kun.
Box: ...that was part of it, but above all,
Box: I was just happy
Box: to feel needed.
???: ...As I thought,
???: Otowa isn't here today, either.
Kamine: ...Is the tyra... I mean, Otowa-senpai,
Kamine: a member... in name only?
Souma: No... he comes everyday.
Boy: Hey, Souma!!
(left): The tyrant appears... but he's in a completely different horn section. What's going on...?!
Boy: The tyrant's over in our section!!
Boy: Can't you do something about him?!
Boy: don't blow into your instrument like that.
Boy: You'll kill the melody.
Trumpet section leader
Opus 5: Gazort's Melancholy | Shinkai Hideo
(note: Gazort is a monster from the Ultraman series)
Souma: --A trumpet's tone is...
Souma: well, it's very prominent.
Souma: No matter how large the orchestra,
Souma: you can't drown out the brilliant sound of a single trumpet.
Souma: It stands above the layers of sound created
Souma: by the other instruments, like a king.
Souma: As section leader, Otowa is 1st trumpet - the best among them.
Souma: ...and yet,
Souma: since joining the concert band,
Souma: he hasn't practiced together with the trumpet section even once.
Souma: He joins other sections' practice sessions as he pleases and finds fault with their playing.
Souma: He doesn't stop until he loses interest.
Souma: The biggest problem
Souma: is that there's too much of a gap in ability between himself and others.
Souma: ...There he is.
Souma: Otowa's skill is on a completely different level.
Souma: No one's performance can match his.
Souma: He oppresses the other band members with the overwhelming power of his music.
Souma: That's why he's a "tyrant."
Box: What incredible presence...!!
Box: It's swallowing up the sounds around it!!
Box: Even though he's playing alongside them, the sound isn't working together at all.
Box: It's as if a normal human were being forced to run a three-legged race attached to an enormous monster...!!
(sfx): STOMP STOMP STOMP
(above person): Gyaa!
Box: Like this,
Box: those playing with him will...
(Girl): I can't do this...
(Girl): I can't match him with my strength...!!
(Girl): I was such an idiot, thinking I might be able to manage it...!!
(Girl): No more...!!
(Girl): I don't
(Girl): want to play anymore...!!
Kamine: Any more than that,
Kamine: and their spirits will break.
Otowa: You want to conduct, right?
Otowa: Do you know what it means to be a conductor?
Otowa: Are you studying music composition?
Otowa: What about solfège?
Otowa: Have you learned Helmholtz pitch notation?
Otowa: Can you play the piano?
Otowa: Can you play any instrument at all?
Box: H...he's turned his fangs on me...!!
Box: What's with this intense character of his...!!
Box: Does he plan to... break my spirit, too...?!!
Box: Th...there's a...
(Baby sfx): Kya kya
Box: baby inside?!
Otowa: And you've even improved that
Otowa: hopelessly dull
Tokisaka's sound a bit.
Otowa: You guys seem interesting.
Otowa: How about I have a session with you next?
Tokisaka: Very well.
Tokisaka: The two of us will show you an excellent session
Tokisaka: on even ground, Otowa-senpai!!
Souma: Wait, Otowa!
Souma: Show up to the trumpet section's rehearsals!!
Otowa: That... won't happen.
Otowa: Playing trumpet by myself
Otowa: won't change a thing.
Otowa: Oh, right.
Otowa: Practice your lip slur fundamentals.
Otowa: Also, pay more attention to the off-beat when the tempo speeds up.
Otowa: Don't use alternate fingerings. They throw off the tuning.
Otowa: That will make it... a bit better.
Souma: --There are plenty of band members who lose confidence after a session with Otowa and stop coming to rehearsal...
Souma: Ignoring the trumpet section, going around scaring other sections...
Souma: and keeping his friends at a distance, just what is Otowa trying to do...!!
Student: Speaking of Otowa-senpai, he's got a lot going for him.
(above students): Yeah yup true
Student: He can sight-read perfectly,
Student: he's super smart,
Student: good in sports,
Student: and a looker too, right?
Student: My friends keep telling me he's really cool.
Student: Plus, he's the only child of the "Otowagaoka Hospital", isn't he?
Student: Y'know, that huge hospital?
Tokisaka: That's where Moko is hospitalized.
Student: I bet he can do anything.
Box: But there's... something that doesn't make sense.
Girl: Sorry! I still can't play this piece yet.
Girl: I'll go practice it on my own!
(Otowa): "Playing trumpet by myself won't change a thing."
Kamine: Um... Souma-senpai.
Kamine: Have you ever seen
Kamine: Otowa-senpai play by himself
Kamine: even once
Souma: Well, if there were a need for him to practice on his own...
Souma: I haven't.
Box: The reason he doesn't come the trumpet section...
Box: him forcing his way into sessions...
Box: "That will make it a bit better"...
Box: And that "heart" of his...
Box: Rather than keeping people away... it's like...
Tokisaka: You've figured something out, haven't you, Kamine.
Kamine: Yeah... fortunately or unfortunately, we're his next target!
Kamine: So how about
Kamine: we see this through to the end.
Kamine: Let's head back to Otowa-senpai...!
Kodama: Oh, there you are, Souma.
Kodama: I have a message from Otowa.
Kodama: He said "I've got cram school, so I'm going home."
Kamine: Oi, Tokisaka, it doesn't have to be today!!
Kamine: We can do it tomorrow!
Tokisaka: No, today!!
Tokisaka: It has to be today!!
Tokisaka: That's obvious!
Tokisaka: Because I'm in good form today!!
Tokisaka: And it'll be more worthwhile directing me under these circumstances, too!!
Kamine: What's all that about!!
Tokisaka: There he is!!
Kamine: No good, he's too far away!!
Kamine: We're gonna lose him!
Tokisaka: Don't worry!
Tokisaka: I'll use my music
Tokisaka: to bring him to a halt!!
Box: C'mon, reach!!
Box: We got his attention!!
(Otowa sfx): Grin
Kamine: Okay! Let's hurry over to the other si...
Box: From all the way over there?!
Box: W...what incredible presence...!!
Box: That clear sound is just as... no, it's even more intense than the sax beside me, and they're in perfect sync.
Box: Wait... that's strange.
(Kamine): How are we... able to have a session
(Kamine): with sound coming from such a distance?
(Kamine): The other party is so far away that it would produce a time lag between "the music you play" and "the music you hear",
(Kamine): making an actual song impossible.
(diagram, top arrow): (2) Hear | Delay in reaching | (1) Play
(diagram, bottom arrow): (3) Additional playing | Even longer delay | Gap -> (4) Hear
(Kamine): And yet, they're... pulling off a duet...?
(Kamine): The fact that we can hear it like this
(Kamine): He's calculating the time lag and purposefully delaying his sound,
(Kamine): without the level of the performance dropping in the slightest.
(Kamine): And he's completely calm!!!
Tokisaka: I never thought he'd be such...
Tokisaka: a genius... no,
Tokisaka: a monster...!!
Woman: Did you hear?
Woman: Satoi received another award for his trumpet playing!
Woman: He's really incredible!
Woman: You know, there was a phone call from the Vienna Symphony Orchestra a while ago...
Man: How pointless.
Woman: ...Pointless... he's trying his hardest, you know... it wouldn't hurt to show him a little recognition...
Man: It's merely a hobby.
Man: Satoi will become a doctor.
(left): Otowa's circumstances... are somewhat complicated?!
Man: A concert band would be positively meaningless.