Not a member? Register now!
Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter! Check out our new tumblr page. :)
Manga News: Toriko has come to an end; but be sure to swing by and share your favourite moments from the series!
Manhwa & Manhua News: Check out the new Manhwa and Manhua shout-out (March 2016).
Event News: One Piece Awardshas concluded. Check the results Here!
Translations: One Piece 920 by cnet128 , Gintama 698 (2)

Jormungand 10

Musica Ex Machina phase.5

+ posted by Meriken as translation on Sep 4, 2009 01:57 | Go to Jormungand

-> RTS Page for Jormungand 10

All of my translations are RESERVED

Jormungand, Volume 2, Chapter 10 (pp. 127~156)

Chapter 10 | Musica Ex Machina phase.5
=You're so kind, Jonah.
=Worrying about me and coming to pick me up like this.

=...I wouldn't be killing people with guns if I were.

=That's not true, Jonah.

=Nowadays, even the saints arm themselves with assault rifles,
=And bust a cap while they preach about god's love.

=Listen.//The important part is,//What you pull the trigger for, and why.

Chapter 10 | Musica Ex Machina phase.5
=This may sound odd, but it feels like cold discipline and kindness,//Coexist within each bullet you fire.
=I've never encountered a warrior quite like you before.

=Strange, isn't it?//Where does all this "kindness" come from, when you've led such a harsh life?
=Don't you hate weapons and arms dealers?

=...You're different,

=Oooh, I get special treatment, huh? I'm honored.
=But I'm really no different from all the other merchants.//Your judgement is still far too weak.

=Kindness is weakness.
=And that weakness will lead to a split second of indecision when you pull the trigger.
=You may be kind, but the world is not.

=The "Millennium Development Goals" were signed by 189 members states of the United Stations as a list of objectives to be completed before the year 2015. Of these, Targets 2 and 4,//Universal primary education, and the eradication of child mortality,
=Are said to require a yearly commitment of 22 billion dollars. However, this amount—

=Has since been surpassed by the average yearly expenditure on weapons in combat zones.

=Shocking, isn't it?
=The people have chosen war over our children's futures.

=...You're an arms dealer, Koko...

=I should be happy that the merchandise is flying off the shelves? Maybe.
=But do I really think so?//You see...

=Of all the jobs in the world,
=The arms dealer is the one that allows you to be the biggest hypocrite you can possibly be.

=Is the information coming out of my mouth true or not? Does it pertain to you or not?
=Listen and decide for yourself, Jonah.

=Which group of people has the most guns in the world?
=Nope, wrong.

=Believe it or not, 60% of the world's guns are held by ordinary citizens.//1 in 10 civilians is armed.

=37% is held by the military, the rest by the police...//Those armed rebels that the media fusses over?
=Their guns don't even count for a tenth of a percent.

=Earlier today, you said this: "Even people who have nothing to do with violence will become savages if they have a weapon.

=Where in the world do you expect to find,
=People who have nothing to do with violence?


=We live in a world where weapons are always an arms distance away.
=Sad, isn't it.

=These things are more reliable than human kindness.

=Listen, Jonah.
=I don't want you to die!//Or any of the other guys.

=Then please don't jump out in front of hitmen anymore.
=You're mortal, just like everyone else.


=So unbelievably true, it makes me laugh.
=Sorry Jonah, forgive meee.

=3 days later




=Don't move.

=You're dead the instant you point that gun at me.

=Even better than the one who shot teacher, huh. I can't even tell which direction he's aiming from.

=I lose.

=You don't get it, do you.
=It was never a contest to begin with.

=It's a gamble. All or nothing.
=Just like a weather forecast. I bet on "Within three days, infiltration from the roof."

=Had it been tomorrow, I would've lacked concentration, and you would've killed me.
=But oh well. There was something I wanted to discuss with you.


=Why don't you have any underwear on?


=It's a serious question. I'm not asking for a free answer, of course.//In exchange for telling me...

=I'll answer that question you asked me when we first met.
=The reason I sell weapons, fully knowing that I'm going to be killed by them someday.

=The first hit I did with teacher,
=We had to cross a river to get to the target's mansion.

=Being soaked wet from the waist down felt really weird,
=So I secretly took off my underwear.

=Once we started fighting, I started hitting the enemies like crazy.
=Teacher complimented me 'cause I killed more enemies than he did.

=Your aim improves when you take off your underwear!?//*pfft*
=That's right.

=Ah-hah-hah!//Great story!!

=What about now?
=I'm wearing underwear!!
=Geez, let up already!!

=Now it's my turn.


=You scare me.

=I'm starting to like you.

=I'm willing to take you in.//Think about it.

=I can't forgive you.//I couldn't even wait 3 days...

=We are the Orchestra!!//We destroy our targets with the music of death!!
=We are artists!! Don't you dare look down on us, arms dealer!!

=We don't bow down to anyone!!


=It smells like... A summer evening...
=I never knew... I was always looking at the ground...



=Lutz, huh.
=So you came. Damn, I didn't want you to see that.

=It's probably tough for you to ask, so I'll say it for you. "How come I was able to shoot?"//It's easy. My war buddies were killed.

=5 men. A cute girl just like that one.

=You kill, get killed, and get back at them.
=But you don't need to take revenge when I get killed.


=That was quite a vacation,
=Thanks to you two.

=...Yes Chief. Yes, sorry for calling so late...
=We've killed the Orchestra.

=On the roof... Yes, a sniper.

=Please do.
=Alright then.

=Ohh, that reminds me. This has nothing to do with my squad,
=But I can fetch you a sniping instructor for a good price... Yes.

=Thank you for your business.

Have you shown your appreciation today? Click the thanks button or write your appreciation below!

2 members and 0 guests have thanked Meriken for this release

morten, DelGrecco

Add your comment:

Login or register to comment

Benefits of Registration:
    * Interact with hundreds of thousands of other Manga Fans and artists.
    * Upload your own Artwork, Scanlations, Raws and Translations.
    * Enter our unique contests in order to win prizes!
    * Gain reputation and become famous as a translator/scanlator/cleaner!
No comments have been made yet!

About the author:

Alias: Meriken
Message: Pm | Email

Author contributions

Translations: 185
Forum posts: 79

Quick Browse Manga

Latest Site Releases

Date Manga Ch Lang Uploader
Mar 1 MH Yearbook 2013 Mangahe...
Jan 19 MH Yearbook 2012 1 Mangahe...
Nov 14 Houkago 1 Osso
Nov 14 Oragamura 1 Osso
Nov 14 Kenka 1 Osso
Nov 14 101Kg 1 Osso
Nov 14 Murder 1 Osso
Nov 14 Doubles 1 Osso
Nov 14 Pinknut 1 Osso
Nov 14 Kimagure 1 Osso

Latest Translations

Date Manga Ch Lang Translator
Oct 20, 2018 JoJo's Bizarre... 80 en kewl0210
Oct 20, 2018 JoJo's Bizarre... 79 en kewl0210
Oct 20, 2018 JoJo's Bizarre... 78 en kewl0210
Oct 20, 2018 JoJo's Bizarre... 77 en kewl0210
Oct 20, 2018 JoJo's Bizarre... 76 en kewl0210
Oct 20, 2018 JoJo's Bizarre... 75 en kewl0210
Oct 20, 2018 JoJo's Bizarre... 74 en kewl0210
Oct 20, 2018 JoJo's Bizarre... 73 en kewl0210
Oct 20, 2018 JoJo's Bizarre... 72 en kewl0210
Oct 20, 2018 JoJo's Bizarre... 71 en kewl0210