This translation is for use by the scanlation group ryColaa
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** = translator's comments
// = new bubble or new section of a bubble
Akiyama: Group date? // I told you, I can't go.
Takagi: What!? What are you saying Akiyama!! // They're models, models!!
Akiyama: Models? Who cares...
Takagi: Who cares!?
Akiyama: I'm hanging up. Cell phone use is forbidden.
Takagi: Hey! Akiyama!! You...
-: And now, // match #3 will begin!
-: In the red corner-
-: the Yamato Nadeshiko of destruction!! // Natsuno Hana-!!!
**Yamato Nadeshiko is a term describing the ideal Japanese woman
[Round: 1 Riiman Otoko to Kick Onna (Salaryman Guy and Kick Woman)]
-: The promising rookie, Natsuno Hana, // how will she do today-...
Akiyama: She's here today too!! // ...she's really...
Akiyama: really great!!
-: Hana! // Hana-chan!
Akiyama: It's about time for me to be vocal too, right. // ...alright.
-: Hana-chan! // Kyaa-
Akiyama: ...Let me tell you guys, I'm the man who's seen all of her matches. // All her matches!! I'm not like those loud fanboys.
[You're not telling anyone]
-: Today is Natsuno's 3rd match since her debut.
Akiyama: Well, all 2 matches
[It was 3 months ago]
-: The next segment is about female kickboxers...
Akiyama: Female kickboxer? // I bet they’re women that look like men.
-: My goal is to lose weight~
[She was on the screen for only a few seconds]
[In the corner of the screen]
** lol his eyes must be amazing
*snaps out of it*
Akiyama: I'm probably the only one who found her before her debut on that TV.
-: Natsuno's opponent has - // a record of 8 wins 2 ties in 10 matches
-: In the blue corner, the square-cut Cleopatra!! // Buffalo Nishi-!!
-: Whoa! She looks strong. // Their arms are different thickness!!
-: She can't win against that. // Even though she wins by a landslide in the looks department.
Akiyama: You guys don't know?
Akiyama: About Natsuno Hana!! // Since debuting, she's won both of her matches. // Both were KO wins!!
Akiyama: She's not just cute-
-: Let the match start!!
-: Oh, right off the bat, Buffalo charges!!
Akiyama: No worries.
-: Attacking, // Attacking // She's not stopping!! Charging. // Buffalo is charging!
-: She's done for.
-: Still at it-!
-: I knew she was just looks...
Akiyama: Shut up.
-: Natsuno is backing up!! // She can only defend-
-: And the match ends-!! // A high kick KO by Natsuno-!!
Akiyama: See-!! // Right-!?
-: Great job, Hana-chan!!
-: Well then, let's interview the winner, Natsuno. // How was it today?
Hana: Uh, ...um // T-///thank you very much.
-: Wai- // wait, // wait
-: Can you say something for the fans...?
Hana: I'll work hard in // next month's match too!!
-: Ah... that was Natsuno!!
Akiyama: Again, short!!
Akiyama: I-I'll call something out at the end... // Ha-
[...No, it's okay // even if she hears my voice...]
Akiyama: That was so good. // Hana-chan's match!!
Akiyama: I wish I could support her more- // For example-
[Cook her dinner // when she's making weight]
Akiyama: Sorry for the wait!
[Give her a massage]
Akiyama: She relaxed and went to sleep!!
[listen to her complain about work // ....things like that]
[It's okay, it's okay]
[....things like that!!]
Akiyama: Alri-ght. A celebration party tonight!! // Let's go home and have a toast!!
[The next day]
Akiyama: ...I wanna go home. // *sniffle*...
Akiyama: Ah~ so it's next month .... // I wanna see her again soon~
Takagi: Oh- you're by yourself. // Did they force all the work on you?
Akiyama: They're relying on me!
Takagi: Anyways, why didn't you come to yesterday's group date!?
Akiyama: Ugh. You reek of alcohol.
Takagi: They're models!! // Models!! // Well there were a few that didn't look like any kind of model but... // Do you understand!?
Akiyama: But I had something I wanted to see...
Takagi: What's this thing you wanted to see more than those cute girls!? // Spill!!
Takagi: Ki... // kickboxing? Women's? What is that
Takagi: In order to watch that!? // Instead of cute, stocky? That's what you like!?
[I can't believe it-]
Takagi: Way above average!!
Akiyama: Ri...// right!?
Takagi: She's cuter than the girls from yesterday
Akiyama: Tha-tha girl's called Natsuno Hana and she just debuted recently but, // all 3 of her matches were KO wins!! // Amazing, right!?
Akiyama: She's not just cute!! // Understand?
Takagi: That's pretty pathetic.
Takagi: A full-grown adult-
Takagi: acting like an idol's groupie.
Takagi: Ah....// no // I'm... // not like that
Akiyama: I liked kickboxing to begin with ... // and she's one of the players I follow...
Takagi: You!? Having an interest in a combat sport!?
Takagi: Just one of the players you follow, eh... sounds fishy
Akiyama: H-hey, in the sport of women's kickboxing!
Akiyama: people are surprised by women hitting each other. // But it's really about trained physique, technique, and the clash of two souls!!It's a true battle! Not just for show,
Akiyama: it's a serious contest between women!! Alright?
Takagi: Hey, that's word-for-word from this! You poser!
Akiyama: Ah-!! Hana-chan!!
Akiyama: Go home already. // I'm busy-!!
Takagi: Yeah, yeah
Akiyama: Making fun of my hobby. // I've been watching her since before her debut. // What's wrong with being Natsuno Hana's fan! // Group date my ass.
Akiyama: That girl's going to become more and more famous from now on... she'll be big!! // The girl I discovered from the corner of the screen!!
[That's pretty pathetic. // A full-grown adult...]
Akiyama: Takagi's right. // This really is // pathetic!? // Is it...?
Akiyama: Should I quit...?
[1 month later]
Akiyama: I still... // ended up coming!!
Akiyama: It's okay even if it's pathetic. // I'm going to watch Natsuno Hana!!
[Here's a pamphlet]
Akiyama: Um, Natsuno Hana's name is...
-: Oh yes.
-: Natsuno Hana is not participating this time.
Akiyama: It... // it can't be!!
[Next month. // I'll wait for next time...!!]
[But I didn't see her the next month either]
[She didn't take part in the next tournament. // Her name disappeared from the tournament listings and her gym's homepage // That match was the last time I saw her.]
Akiyama: *SIGH* // I've done it now...
Akiyama: I should have just waited for the starting train... // Why did I choose to walk home... // I'm an idiot
Akiyama: Whoa // It's already 3 o'clock...
Akiyama: That darned Hana-!!
Akiyama: She was so strong! // And she was beginning to become popular!!
Akiyama: She could have gone much higher!!! // Hana, you idiot-!
Akiyama: No, no. It's the fault of those around her. // Hana-chan isn't to blame! I'm sure // What are you doing, manager? The higher-ups at the gym? // With that outstanding talent...
Akiyama: I could have done... // done much better!! // Tonight, all the matches will feature Hana-chan-!!
Akiyama: Oh // early morning public kissing-!?
Akiyama: I bet she's not even cute... // What's with the guy's posture.
Akiyama: ...a traffic doll?
Akiyama: Is she just a drunken OL? // How unseemly.
Akiyama: Natsuno Hana.... // the kickboxer?