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Short Program 33

Idol A: Chapter 1

+ posted by Meriken as translation on Aug 4, 2009 23:25 | Go to Short Program

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Short Program, Volume 3, Chapter 33 (pp. 213~244)

Idol A: Chapter 1
[x3]=One more!

=—Now!//Just one more out to complete a second consecutive no-hitter!

=On the mound is Asamidai High School senior, ace pitcher Keita Hirayama!

=The kick—

=He throws!

Idol A: Chapter 1


=Azusa Satomi, age 17.

=With her popularity rising rapidly among teenagers,
=She's now a teen idol, with offers flooding in from every teen magazine in existence.


=Her classmate and childhood friend...

=—This dude.

=Keita Hirayama, age 17.
=Ace pitcher and clean-up hitter for the Asamidai High School baseball team.//The new hero who suddenly appeared in this summer's regional tournament.

=E-Excuse me...//You're Miss Azusa Satomi, aren't you?

=Oh, I'm a huge fan!//Can you take a picture with me?//Oh, and an autograph, too!

=No, look...//You see...
=I'm Keita Hirayama, age 17, and...

=Game, set, and match!//A second consecutive no-hitter!

=Hey,//Where'd she go?

=You're so great, Keita-kun!//You're the best!
=Thank you, thank you.

=Oh, coach...//I'm gonna go run to the bathroom first.
=Right, hurry up.

[sign]Locker Room

=C'mon, hurry!//Your agent was looking for you.
=—Gosh!//I can't believe they made so many errors in the second half.

=Can't help it.//Our baseball isn't all that—
=Don't look!

=Oh,//My bad.

=Right right!

=Take care of the rest.


=Oh,//It's Azusa-chan!
=Hey guys!//Congrats on making it to the Final 8!//Good luck with your next game!

=Are you going to work now?
=—Yep, I'm flying to Okinawa.//Off I go—!

=Man,//She's so cute.

=Hey, I always thought Azusa-chan looks kinda like Hirayama...//Now that you mention it...

=They don't look alike at all!//Don't you dare mention that slut and Hirayama-kun in the same breath!
=Asamidai High baseball team manager, Fujimi Ichihara (age 17).

=Hoo hoo hoo...

=Scrolling back half a year...

=Join the baseball team?

=Asamidai High baseball team head coach, Yuichi Satomi (age 45).
=—That's right.
=Father of teen idol Azusa Satomi.

=Try changing into those clothes over there.

=—Hey wait!//This is a girl's school uniform!
=You should've noticed beforehand.

=—And,//The wig...


=What's so OHHH— about this?
=Well well,//I always thought you two looked alike when you were little,//But at this age...//And to this extent!

=—Alright, it's a deal!
=What is?

=The father was obsessed with baseball.



=His daughter was born with natural talent.
Satomi Azusa (In 8th grade)

=90 mph...?
=And plenty of it...

=There's no way we'll make it through the regional tournament with our current team!//We need Azusa's pitching!//—And, now that she's a senior, this is our last chance!//To make it to the Koshien!

=—But, girls can't participate in the tournament...

=C-//Could it be—!?
=Yes it could!

=It would be a huge scandal if they found out!//They might even disband the team!
=I've already considered that. Please!
=This is my dream!//—And Azusa's dream!

=I've never really felt it,//But other people say I'm a pretty unlucky guy.
=...Very well.

=OHHH—! So you'll do it!?//For our dream—!
=—Yes,//For Azusa's dream.

=Thank you! Please try your hardest!//For our dream!
=I will.//For Azusa's dream.

=—Yep, it's that stupid.


=So you usually don't take pitching and batting practice?
=Yes,//It's too tiring.

=Wow!//What a genius!
=I have no baseball experience.//—And no talent, of course.





=Azusa-cha—n!//We're gonna start the photo shoot!




[headline]Second consecutive!!//No-hit shutout!!

=Wow, that was amazing, Keita!
=Your picture's all over the front page!

=I never imagined you'd have so much baseball talent.//Guess you inherited these strong legs of mine. I placed 30th in the school marathon, after all.//What are you talking about!//It must be the springs and kicking power that got me to 6th place in the town swimming competition!

=You should know better.//It's your own son...

[sign]Meiji Jingu Stadium



=Steeerike!//Yer out!

=That's my son.//My son—!

=We were only childhood friends till middle school.//These days, I hardly ever get a chance to talk to her...

=—And especially now that she's a popular teen idol.//I can't just go up and talk to her because of the fanatics in the Sato-Azu school fan club.

=He—y, Azusa-chan!//Long time no see!

=You should know better.//...Idiot parents.

=Hey!//It's Sato-Azu!
=Ohh—//It's Sato-Azu! Sato-Azu!

=You should know better.//...Idiot dudes.






=What's wrong, Hirayama...?//Looks like you're having a bad day today.

=What the hell are you doing...!?//They'll catch on if you don't stick to jogging!
=Oh, well...//I just started feeling like I could hit it...

=Here goes—!



=Alright,//That's it.

=North Tokyo Tournament Semifinals—

=Batting 4th, the pitcher—//Hirayama-kun!

=Wow!//Listen to those fangirls in the stands!


=—Oh?//Sounds like a stray cat has snuck into the Asamidai dugout...

=Top of the 2nd, up to bat is the team's powerhouse...//The star of this tournament, Keita Hirayama!



=Azu!//—Oh, I mean...

=A bean ball!

=Around the left knee, I suppose!?//The coach is helping him back to the dugout!

=Keita Hirayama has been pitching for Asamidai this entire tournament—//An injury here would be devastating!





=A 1-hit shutout!//Asamidai High School advances to the finals!
=No way...



=He told me he wanted one at-bat in front of a huge crowd...//And he threatened to spill the guts on the switching, so...

=—Remember, yesterday...?//I got a pretty good hit in practice, didn't I?

=Impeccable timing, as usual...

=Alright,//Take care of the rest.

=Hey,//Did you go in knowing they were planning something...?

=I've also heard some bad rumors about those two...

=Huh!?//Then they purposely—!?


=Just an unlucky guy, huh...


=I'm definitely not an unlucky guy.

=At any rate, I'm childhood friends with my idol.


=Weren't you going to wash that uniform, dear?
=—Yeah,//Just let me just sniff it a little more...


=Well, either way...//If you make it big in the Koshien, it'll even things out a little bit.
=And that dream I once gave up...//The "Marrying Azusa-chan into the Hirayama Family Project" might actually come to fruition.

=A high school baseball star,//And a super-popular teen idol...
=Now that would make a nice match!

=Wouldn't be a match, would it?//Not when it's really the same person...


=Are you okay, Azusa-chan...?

=You seem a little tired...

=Oh,//Not at all...
=I'm totally fine!

=Throwing 100 pitches, day after day, under the scorching sun—

=1-days rest...
=Will it be enough for our ace?


=Hey,//Hey,//Did you hear, Keita-kun...?

=I heard that idol-slut tripped on the stairs and fractured her leg.
=Serves her right.//And she's making a huge fuss about it by wrapping her leg up,//She's so pathetic.

=You didn't even complain when you got hit so hard by that bean ball.


=She's a good-for-nothing girl.//Arrogant and selfish...
=Can't say a word of appreciation even when she wants to...

=—Yeah yeah!//I knew you were different from all those other guys, Keita-kun!//Isn't it incredible how a stupid girl like that could be so popular—!?

=Hah-hah...//Isn't "stupid girl" going a bit too far?
=I don't think so.

=They must be editing those photos like crazy.//There's no way she's really that cute.//—Actually, she's kinda ugly if you look closely.

=Right.//Let's go, Hirayama.
=Yes sir.

=The tournament final—



=Too bad you couldn't make it,//...To the Koshien.

=Not really—

=That was my Dad's dream.

=I just wanted a shot at really doing my best against boys in a real game.
=Now I can really buckle down and concentrate on my work.

=Oh,//Right right.

=I heard there's gonna be a couple interviews afterwards,
=So just say whatever you think would sound right.

=See ya...


=Going to the Koshien was...
=Her Dad's dream?

=Azusa-cha—n!//Hurry hurry!




=Anyhoo, summer is over—



=Azusa Satomi has become more than just a teen idol.//With TV appearances and a movie deal, she's on the fast track to becoming a huge star.

=And now she's gone even farther away from me than before...


=3 professional baseball teams are saying they want to pick Keita Hirayama in this year's draft.


[cover title]2nd Grade Class 3//Class Compositions
[cover bottom]Nantara Elementary School


Class 3//Dreams for the Future

=I'm definitely not an unlucky guy.

=Keita's hair//Should be about this long, huh...?

=At any rate, I'm childhood friends with my idol.

I want to be a professional baseball player no matter what.//Azusa Satomi

[one of the letters of the name crossed out and rewritten; terrible handwriting]=Supermarket person//Keita Hirayama

Idol A: Chapter 1 (END)

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#1. by kakashi919 (Registered User)
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