Can anybody tell me HOW in the world this happened...? I clearly said I do NOT want to start a new project just yet. Damn you, Tabata Yuuki! Damn you, HUNGRY JOKER! Damn you, Mr. Prince! I still don't plan to cover this project forever. But I'll just stick to it as long as it's fun and I feel like doing the job. (Or someone better than me takes over.)
Alright, since last chapter didn't work out [AT ALL!] how I wanted it to be, I will have to change the rules a little bit.
Page 1Caption: Nobody but you / validates yourself---
Update: Reserved for Lazy Ass Scans.
[TN: The verb used for “validation” (証明, shoumei) here sounds very much like the word “illumination” (照明, shoumei)]HUNGRY JOKER
Tabata Yuukicase.2 – The Person Appearing from the UnknownPage 2Side text: The dramatic aftermath!!
Box: Hello everyone, // this is Toriiooji Chitose. // The other day, the research institute I’ve been working at // was demolished to the ground.<sfx: *wheeee~~ze* [wind blowing]>
In picture: When we were investigating a mysterious “glowing corpse”, the cause of which is still unknown,… // said dead body transformed into a terrible monster and wrecked the place. –that’s about the story…
Chitose (in picture): Uugghh~~~
Chitose (thinking): There’s no way anybody would believe that… // And while it should be dead, that monster somehow disappeared into thin air for all I know……
Chitose (in picture): Uuuughh~~~Page 3
Chitose (thinking): Ah, that’s it. // This has all just been a dream! // Right, right~! That’s it!<sfx: *clatter* [door opening]>
Chitose (in picture): *sigh~*
Citose (thinking): As if the doctor really had achieved some miraculous power and fought that monster…
Haiji: Hm, // you managed to find the missing mutant body, Takeda?
Chitose (in picture): So in the end it was no dream.<sfx: *floa~~t*>Page 4
Haiji: I want to find out the maximum weight an object can have for these powers to still work! / So Takeda, bring me objects of 100kg, 1t and 10t weight!
Chitose: Absolutely impossible! // And I told you countless times before: my name is Toriiooji--… // Huh?<sfx: *fl…*>
Haiji: Hmph, / they appear to be working on other people just as fine~
Chitose: P- p- please stop it, doctooo~r!! // I- I- I’m reaaa~lly afraid of heights!<sfx: *spin, spin*, *turn, turn*>
Haiji: I don’t really see how anybody would call this “high”, but…
Haiji (in picture): Why are you spinning around?Page 5
Chitose (thinking): …sooner or later I’m going to lose my memory as well……<sfx: *paaiii~~n*>
Haiji: Hm, // --so I can go for about 5 minutes on a single bite?<sfx: *stomp*>
<sfx: *patch* [catching noise]*>
Haiji: An apple that grants universal gravitation, // …that is the power to manipulate gravity, to the person who is capable of tasting it. // I wonder if I got it in my hands because I’m its adaptor…? // But what’s this apple’s story to begin with…? / I just don’t know.
Box: The doctor has no memory of any past events earlier than 6 years ago. // It appears that a mysterious “black apple” and “glowing corpses” // are trails of some sort to the doctor’s memory.
Haiji: The “glowing corpse” monster from the other day…
Old woman: This is an act of the gods--
Haiji: is more than likely a thing born from powers similar to the kinds of this apple.Page 6
Haiji: If the one to wield those powers is that so-called “God” character, / there’s a chance he might also know something about this apple……!
Chitose: …but how do you plan to seek that person out--…?
Chitose (thinking): And if possible I’d rather not want to meet him…
Chitose: I mean now that this sponsor of yours who’d arranged for this hospital room // also stopped answering your calls for some reason…?
Haiji: Well, that one doesn’t really matter. / I can just find another sponsor.
Chitose (in picture): What kinda boy are you!?
Chitose: …by the way, doctor… / what are you manufacturing there?
Chitose (in picture): I have misgivings about this…
Haiji: This will be a little gift.
Haiji (in picture): Hahahahaha<sfx: *clatter, clang* [putter around]>Page 7<sfx: *clack, clack* x3 [typing]>
<sfx: *zzzzz~ zzzzz~*>
<sfx: *CLATTER* [door]>
Nurse: Now there! // What might you be doing at this time of the night again--!?<sfx: *startle* [wake with a start]>
Chitose: Yes, here! I’m sorry. // Oh, Miss Nurse. / Ah-! What!? It’s 2 am!? [TN: Not sure how you’d usually address a nurse in English. There’s no name given here and in Japanese it’s perfectly normal to refer to someone with “job + -san”]
Nurse: Oh my, you’re also here, Chitose-chan. // Haiji-kun! // I told you not to conduct any of those incomprehensible experiments in a hospital room, now haven’t I!?
Haiji: You mean just like I’ve been telling you countless times before / to simply ignore this room altogether? Who are you to talk?
Haiji (in picture): Phew~~Page 8
Nurse: Fufu~ / That’s not gonna happen~ // I have a younger brother the same age as you, so there’s no way I can leave you alone!
Haiji: ……? What kind of reasoning is that? I don’t get it.
Chitose (thinking): She’s a good nurse!
Haiji: Is this about… devotion? // That’s an emotion I just don’t understand…
Chitose: Doctor…Page 9
Haiji: I rather just act thinking about myself only.
Haiji (in picture): Hahahahahahaha
Nurse: Things must be pretty tough for you, too, Chitose-chan…
Chitose: Yeah.<sfx: *light up*>
<sfx: *groan, groan*, *groan, groan* [zombies groaning]>
Masked guy (in picture): *giggle, giggle*<sfx: *flicker*>Page 10
Nurse: Oh my~ // you haven’t touched any of the fruit from your get well gift basket! / Want me to peel something for you?
Haiji: No, thanks. I don’t need any of that stuff right now.
Nurse: You know that’s not true~ // Truth is you simply don’t like fruit, right? // Well, / then how about you hand that black apple of yours // over to me!?
Chitose: Huh?<sfx: *creak, creak, creak*>Page 11<sfx: *creak*>
Chitose: …thi-… this can’t… / this can’t be true…..!? She… // …j-just a moment ago…… // she was perfectly normal……!<sfx: *kooohhhh* [monster growling]>
Haiji: The forced cell mutations are not limited to dead bodies // but can occur in living beings as well--<sfx: *move quickly*>Page 12
Haiji: As it is happening right before my eyes // I’ve got no choice but to acknowledge this a fact.<sfx: *crackle* [noise of biting a firm apple]>
<sfx: *whooo~sh* [floating]>
Haiji (flashback): Let’s conduct an experiment…!
Chitose (in picture): …don’t tell me he---…<sfx: *clatter, rattle*>
<sfx: *whoosh*>Page 13<sfx: *thump, thump*>
Chitose: Huh?<sfx: *squee~ze*>
<sfx: *stretch* [vein]>
Haiji: Hm, // looks like human anesthetics no longer work on her. [TN: Thanks to Imperium for helping me out with the English technical term here!]
Chitose: KYAAAAA<sfx: *squeeeaa~~~l*>
Haiji: We better run away for now, Takeda!
Chitose: Yes pleeeaaa~~~se!<sfx: *squeeeaaa~l*>
<sfx: *whoosh* [swift movement]>
<sfx: *OOOHHHHH* [growling of monsters]*>Page 14<sfx: *OOOOHHHHH*>
Chitose: What… in the world…… is THIS--!?... // …don’t tell me…all of them…… / had originally…… been humans--…!?Page 15<sfx: *shiver, shiver*>
Chitose: Until just recently I had been living a perfectly normal life…… // …but then how come… // that all of a sudden, right before my eyes--…
Haiji: --hmph,… // you’re absolutely right… // It’s god! This is his way of asking me to meet him! // Lucky me~<sfx :*whoosh*>
Chitose: Hng!? // NOOOO<sfx: *OOOHHHHH*>Page 16
Haiji: *murmur* At the very least I know this hospital must be in his field of vision…… // *murmur* There’s also the possibility he might be inside the hospital--… // …hm?<sfx: *OOOOHHHH*>
Chitose: DOCTOO~~~R!!<sfx: *growl*>
Chitose: KYAAAAAAA<sfx: *thump*>
Haiji: Like I’ll let you waste my time!
Chitose: Even if you say that~~ / It’s not like I can do anything on my own whatsoever~~~Page 17<sfx: *Bam*>
Haiji: That was quite a thrilling pursuit~!
Haiji (in picture): Hahahahaha<sfx: *stop*>
Chitose: Kyaaa~~~<sfx: *scree~~ch*>
Haiji: Hm.<sfx: *tap*>
Haiji: So five minutes have already passed?
Chitose (in picture): Oouu~ch!
Haiji: I wonder if taking more than one bite at a time… // as well as a continuous intake are accompanied by any kind of risk---…?<sfx: *WHOOSH*>Page 18<sfx: *swi~~sh* [wings flapping]>
Chitose: The apple--…
Masked guy: I wanted to examine you… // as I thought it just might be possible…<sfx: *giggle, giggle, giggle*>
Masked guy: But as proven by this trial, // it’s just like I had expected: you’re but a mere human
~!<sfx: *rustle* [again: wings flapping]>Page 19
Masked guy: Which means you’re not the sibling // that is supposed to possess this apple--! [TN: I tried to stick as closely to the original phrasing as possible as this is currently still a vague line. He’s most likely referring to the “Eurekas” from chapter 1. Since we don’t know if there are just male Eureka I put in the more neutral “sibling” rather than “brother”.]<sfx: *crunch*>
Haiji: Oh, he was quite a bit farther away than I expected~<sfx: *slide*>
Chitose: The apple was stolen… what are we supposed to dooo~ now!?<sfx: *crunch*>
Chitose: What’s this sound--…?<sfx: *crunch, slide, grit*>Page 20<sfx: *slide, crunch, screech*>
Chitose: …… this… can’t be--…<sfx: *break*>
Chitose: KYAAAAHHHH<sfx: *WHHHOOOOOSH*>
Haiji: Hmph, // roughly 40m in width and 55m in height, as for the depth---
Chitose: Is this the right time for evaluations~~~~!?
Haiji: Certainly true, at this rate things will get pretty ugly.<sfx: *WHOOSH*>Page 21
Chitose: IT’S ALL OVEEE~~R!!!<sfx: *WHOOOOOSH*>
Chitose: ……huh…?Page 22–23<sfx: *OOOOHHHHH*>
Haiji: …I wanted to know the maximum weight an object can have for my powers to still work… // Seems like a roughly 10-storied skyscraper is within my limits.<sfx: *seep* [blood from the corner of the mouth]>
Haiji: …Furthermore… // it appears the continuous intake affects the body to a great extent. <hahaha>
Chiose: Kyaaaa<sfx: *flooaa~t*>
<sfx: *OOOHHHH*>Page 24<sfx: *OOOHHHHHH*>
Haiji: I’m just so happy you decided to accept my little present.<sfx: *click*>
<sfx: *bee-beep*>Page 25<sfx: *BOOOOOM*>
Haiji: It’s a fake apple that contains a small-scale bomb attached with a remote ignition device---<sfx: *OOHHH*>
Haiji: I went through several phases of trial and error making it, all just for you… // so I hope you enjoyed it? // ---now then, there are lots of things I’d like you to tell me about,…… // dear God!Caption: A violent clash!!
End line: Next issue – The huge clash in 23 increased pages…!!