Karakuri Circus Volume 28
[There's a bunch of recap and character bios before the chapter index but damn, that's too much to translate and you guys are already familliar with the story so far, I believe, so let's get to the good part already]
Circus - Final Act - Act 55: "O"
- Then, I'll get Masaru and take him back with me!
- And the rest of you will die here.
- Did you think...
- I'd let you live?
- You fiend!
- Hmm, I feel flattered by such compliments.
- But let's begin my Concerto!
- Heheh! Your tank with your protective liquid will soon break
- And once that happens, how many minutes you'll have left, Shouji?
- We won't let you get away with that, Sadayoshi!
- Mister Shouji!
- Oh, look at who we have here!
- My dear "O"
- Now everybody is here!
- Sadayoshi, there are a lot of Kuroga puppeteers...
- And you think you can win with your men?
- Why are you laughing?!
- Allow me to introduce you my soldiers.
- These are The "O" machinemen.
- Their bodies have simulated fluids and with their metabolic function, their reaction rate is faster.
- They're soldiers with mechanical weapons built inside their bodies.
- You're no match for them with your moldy dolls!
- Come here!
- NO, LEAVE ME ALONE!
- GET OFF ME!
- Be smart, boy. You'll be General's new body, so be careful to not hurt yourself!
- That being said...
- Don't provoke me!
- His eyes are completely silver...
- Is he human?
- Ah... finally someone arrived... What is this noise?
- MASTER SADAYOSHI!
- Beyond this door, there is a car.
- You'll be submitted to the download once again.
- NO, NOT THAT!
- MASARU! GET DOWN!
- ARE YOU OK?!
- You little shit, You're going to...
- Can you get up?
- You aren't Sadayoshi.
- 3 years ago, I witnessed children dying because of him.
- I'll help you escape.
- COME ON, YOU FIEND!
- MASTER SADAYOSHI! I ALREADY TOLD YOU TO RUN AWAY!
- Are you alright?!
- Of course not, but that's not the point, don't miss it!
- I don't know what's going on but let's run away!
- It's useless to say that, you're going down soon!
- And after that I'll get back in five seconds, so...
- How are you going to do that?
- What do you mean?!
- This boy was going to be killed by us adults...
- He didn't cry once!
- He's several times stronger than us.
- WE HAVE TO RUN AWAY!
- WHY DID YOU STOP?!
- Run away...
- Should I really run?
- What are you saying?! A lot of people here want to protect you!
- This is not true...
- The one who protects me...
- I saw it!
- The Francine Doll...
- Grandpa and Guy have aways protected Eléonore!
- This child... Eléonore
- She'll be happy!
- I won't involve her in this yet!
- What shoud I do?
- in that case...
- I'll fight!
- I WON'T SURRENDER!
- Wait a sec, do you know what you're saying?! They'll kill you!
- I won't die, Griffon.
- I'LL BE VICTORIOUS!
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- RUN, MASARU!
ACT 56 - Jack-o'-Lantern's Counterattack
- Now that I got here...
- I realized this fight is not only mine!
- HEY! I'LL KILL THIS GUY AND YOU'RE THE NEXT!
- What're you thinking, Master Sadayoshi?! Let's hurry!
- Griffon, I won't run. I'll fight!
- When I was brought here, I was also with my puppet, right?
- Yes, "Jack". If I recall it correctly...
- I believe it was in the same truck as it was brought to the workshop.
- But, wait a sec, Master Sadayoshi!!
- Is it there?!
- This is unreasonable! You won't be able to win!
- I understand the stakes but this silver-eyed guy is really strong!
- Master Sadayoshi, you aren't an expert in puppet manipulation anymore!
- That's why you're no match for him!
- Why do you want to fight all of sudden?!
- Because all of that pain and those bad things...
- I would be betraying myself if I didn't do nothing.
- But now I know I can't run...
- I won't be idle!
- I can't be doing nothing!
- There's no choice but fight!
- God, you're persistent!
- All of this to give him time to escape!
- I'll tear both of your arms!
- HOLD IT!
- Ma... Masaru!
- HEHEH, SO YOU CAME BACK, HUH!
- YOU SAVED ME SOME TIME!
- I'LL TEACH YOU A LITTLE LESSON!
- WHAT! HIS ARMS EXTENDED!
- It's alright.
- Griffon, if I recall it well I have some of Sadayoshi's memories.
- So, I know how this puppet was build and how to use it!
- Jack-o'-Lantern's sickle has a super fast vibrating mode that there is nothing it can't cut!
- The name of this technique is...
- "THE GRIM REAPER"!
- With your mechanical body, you're immortal...
- But you won't be able to say that you have killed other people!
- Ma... Masaru...
- Shougetsu! Are you okay?
- I didn't think that in the end you'd save me...
- I though I would save you.
- I won't be able to help everyone else, but...
- To think we wanted to kill you...
- You really have a lot of courage, kid.
- IT WAS ONLY A MISUNDERSTANDING!
- He has, without hesitation...
- Look at that...
- He went alone...
- BE CAREFUL!
- WATCH OUT FOR THE TREE!
- AND THE WALL!
- Calm down, Griffon! I know what I'm doing!
- Who told you that you knew how to manipulate puppets?!
- My head said it, Only my body isn't used to it!
- You two were really disappointing puppeteers...
- But hey, you don't have the same skill as us, you filthy humans...
- You are pathetic compared to us!
- It's only a matter of time before this glass shatters.
- I won't ever forgive you...
- Guy, Shouji, and all the others...
- Who'll be the first one to die?
- So, you think you can win, Faceless...
- Maybe we'll die here, but someone else will surely destroy you!
- Destroy me?
- And who would do that?!
- Bah, both of them will die.
- Yes, it's good for you that we're talking, huh?
- To simply kill them would be boring.
- Should I make a corection to your ears?
- Ah, that's good, there!
- A MISSILE!
- You're using my memories to control a puppet...
- You'll be mine.
- Not bad...
- There are these guys and some others...
- And the worst of them all is the one who built these dolls.
- The worst?
- That would be Sadayoshi... Now, called Faceless!
- Wait!! What is this, Sadayoshi?!
- LET'S GO, JACK-O'-LANTERN!
- HEY, WAIT, MASTER SADAYOSHI!
- LET'S GO, JACK-O'-LANTERN!
ACT 57 - Masaru Stands up!
- GENERAL FACELESS...
- FORGIVE US IF WE SCRATCH YOUR NEW BODY EVEN IF JUST A LITTLE!
ACT 57 - MASARU STANDS UP!
Present time. Kuroga Village, chief's residence.
- MY SPECIALTY IS TO CUT LIMBS, WHETER FROM PUPPETS OR SMALL BOYS!
- I GOT YOU!
- You fool! You're careless! NOW IT'S MY TURN!
- So, you stopped a little?!
- AHHH! NOOOO!
- Don' underestimate me, brat!
- FOOL! LOOK!
- When did it...?!
- This doll...
- GRABBED MY LEG?!
- This boy really...
- He holds some of General Faceless' memories.
- And he's aware of the download...
- In his head, his thought were enough to help him do this...
- He has concentration.
- What do I mean with that?
- He's concentrating to not die in this fight.
- Make sharp wounds in him instead of slicing him up alive.
- Humans can show some unbelievable power.
- This child's motivations...
- They seem...
- beyond anything I could even imagine.
- Down there he has...
- a sharp concentration, even if he's young.
- Let's go! Concentrated or not, we'll destroy it!
- If we think too much we'll be slow!
- After all, there are two of us after him!
- What's going on?!
- The... electricity... stopped... my body...
- Don't worry! Only your brain wasn't affected!
- MASTER SADAYOSHI!
- I'll win...
- Even if others say the opposite...
- WHAT I NEED TO ACHIEVE IS...
[T.N: And again, that wordplay with the kanji in Masaru's name and "Victory". Unfortunately there's no way to make this work in english but I love Fujita for doing that]
- WHY IS HE... MOVING?!
- DAMN YOU!!
- I'm impressed you were able to move, but if you use the puppet's arms, it'll be the end for you!
- YOU'RE FINISHED!
- Will I lose?
- If I lose...
- THEY'LL ALL DIE!!
- I WON'T
- CRY ANYMORE!
- MASARU! STOP!!
- I'LL BE...
- HEY, WAIT A SEC!
- Why are you taking it from your fingers?
- Without a puppet you can't beat and android!
- MASTER SADAYOSHI!!
ACT 58 - Masarau's Roar
- You're pretty good for a kid...
- but you'll soon collapse with electric shocks!
- Careful! If touches you, it's over!
- Not bad...
- Guy, Shouji, what do you think?
- Is my future body doing well in combat?
- You're fast!
- But that's not how you'll win!
- Don't worry.
- If I understand correctly, you want to play tag?
- In this case I want to play too...
- Just a little more...
- Huh? A little more..
- It can't be!
- You shouldn't throw your puppet like that.
- Go, my claws!
- OH NO, NOT THAT!
- WHY IS THAT FOR?!
- "BUBBLE THE SCARLET!"
[T.N: No, I didn't misspell it. That's just the name of the attack]
- I can't move my legs?!
- Pff! But that doesn't stop me from electrocuting you!
- WHAT?! The electric charge stopped?!
- What did you do?!
- Here is the generator of your electric shocks ...
- And this place is closest to the surface of the body.
- 3cm under the right shoulder blade, and a depth between 2 to 4cm.
- And behind the back, the thickness of the little is 0 to 2 millimeters.
- Ah, I... I forgot...
- That you had General Faceless' memories, the one who built us!
- Cool! Only you could do that, Master Sadayoshi...
- That's the Disassembly!
- Yeah, but even if was able to do it, I wasn't aware. Nothing would've stopped me!
- but why did you use the bubbles?
- Good work, Masaru.
- You destroyed all of my "O". You're indeed my son.
- I no longer call you my father, you abomination!
- Sadayoshi... No, Faceless!
- MASTER SADAYOSHI IS HERE!!
- I never was that!
- THAT'S WHAT I WAS SAYING, GRIFFON!
- You created me as a backup in case there was a problem with the download!
- But there wasn't any download.
- That's it then! I'm happy!
- I'll serve you and I won't do it anymore!
- Mais Griffon, tu...
- You're no longer of use for me.
- Master Sadayoshi...
- Who're you talking to?
- Ah, I see. You called that useless little thing.
- It... It happened... Master... Sadayoshi...
- It was unavoidable...
- Masaru, so that you become my body after the download...
- When your mother died, I gave you money.
- I was... created by master sadayoshi ...
- The creator decides my existence... and my end...
- In fact, you're my property, Masaru.
- What wouldn't I do to have your freedom?
- Anyway, whatever... I cannot complain.
- For you...
- I am god.
- THIS IS NOT TRUE.
- Griffon ...
- You live in this world ...
- You have your own identity.
- It's not like with the dolls...
- It's you who make your choices.
- We were created by god ...
- But I don't think it's for the purpose of being his property.
- Those who can think for themselves are not things.
- What I mean is that the role of god...
- ... is that we can get up without being manipulated by wires.
- OUR ROLE...
- IS TO LIVE AND DIE DECENTLY!
- Griffon, I'll fix you.
- And then, we'll be friends.
- Oh! So you'll resist, that's it.
- WHATEVER! HOW COULD A VEHICLE RISE AGAINST ITS DRIVER?!
- I understood, Faceless.
- For more than 200 years, no woman has ever loved you back.
- You built Griffon so that, as soon as it becomes useless, you can throw it right away.
- And you did the same with people.
- You have crushed so many people with cruelty, you have no respect for life!
- The women you loved have each made everyone's life so precious.
- They saw through your heart.
- And me too, when I become useless in your eyes, you'll get rid of me in the spot...
- By becoming me...
- Shirogane won't love you back.
- YOUR LONELINESS BROUGHT YOU...
- REALLY LOW!
- Shirogane won't love you
- Your loneliness prevents you from seeing things...
ACT 59 - Black Sun
- FOR WHAT THEY ARE!
- I see, Masaru. Indeed, I'm only a poor boy.
- I gave my heart to women and they always hated me!
- I'VE BEEN ABANDONED FOR 200 YEARS
ACT 59 - BLACK SUN
- Masaru, I can disassemble everything...
- The only thing that I can't is the "Hell Machine".
- "Hell... Machine"?
- Yes, I'm not allowed to be loved...
- Someone from hell is moving for me.
- MY FATE IS TO CONTROL...
- THE "HELL MACHINE".
- However, my only "Hope" is that I complete the download on you...
- ELÉONORE WILL LOVE ME!
- And she'll only look at me ...
- And I'll only look at her and we'll live together forever.
- And with time will come the...
- Disassembly of Hell Machine!
- What ... what are you...
- What're you thinking... What... you have become...
- But no! I'm fine.
- Why do you keep saying this?!
- Because, I "BELIEVE IN MYSELF"
- Because, if you believe in yourself and your dreams...
- THEN YOUR DREAMS WILL BECOME TRUE SOMEDAY!
- I understood...
- but why do I have this feeling when seeing him...
- He didn't just plan to do horrible things.
- He'll become me, but I did "Good things"!
- THIS MAN IS LIKE...
- A BURNING BLACK SUN!!
- It burns heavily!
- And yet he's strangely calm
- If I let him do it,
- It'll continue to burn even if we all die!
- I'll stop him!
- Masaru ..
- You took Jack before.
- And of course, his sickle.
- Do you want to resist me?
- And why not try?
- It's been a while since we've been interrupted.
- There is noise inside!
- How are the chief and the others ?!
- There's smoke and nobody is coming out!
- The doors are closed!
- Someone bring a ladder!
- Griffon, when this is all over I'll repair you.
- I think I must be able to...
- It's better you run away...
- Forgive me... Master Sadayoshi...
- Masaru, you're gonna fight Faceless?!
- That's unreasonable!
- He doesn't have choice...
- I know I can't kill you...
- So, will you will? Masaru, you don't understand, don't you?
- I'll chase after my dreams. Nobody will stop me.
- YOUR DREAMS?!
- THEN TRY TO STOP ME!
- I'm the one who built this Jack puppet.
- So, I know how to "Disassemble" it.
- I know it pretty well!
- IT WON'T TAKE EVEN A SECOND!
- Ohh, I see...
- He... dodged.
- He avoided Faceless' "Disassembly".
- Stop, Faceless!
- I have your memories.
- I know where you're aiming at!
- Is that so?
- SO DO I!
- BUBBLE THE SCARLET!
- I see. You mastered that.
- GRIM REAPER!
- HE'LL GET FACELESS!
- I got him...
- I DON'T KNOW IF YOU HAVE FORGOTTEN BUT...
- EVEN IF YOU HAVE MY MEMORIES REGARDING COMBAT SKILLS...
- I ALSO HAVE THEM!
- That's expected, isn't it?
ACT 60 - RAIJIN
- Even if you have my memories regarding combat skills...
- I also have them.
- That's expected, isn't it?
- I'M THE BEST HERE.
- That's... impossible...
- He can't... win against Master Sadayoshi.
- No, you musn't... If I move, the glass will break!
- You amuse me, Masaru.
- You didn't think that I would know how to manipulate Jack as well.
- But it's fine. You're my future body and that makes me even more interested in you.
- When I finally act, It'll be the beggining of a burst of emotions.
- I'm thinking that you want to know...
- what's coming next!
- Guy, you must be suffering, am I right?
- As for you, Shouji, we've know each other for a long time...
- WHAT'RE YOU DOING?!
- I'm removing the stakes, can't you see it?
- STOP... IF YOU DO THAT...
- So what?
- STOP! GRANDPA WILL...
- What will happen?
- FACELESS! YOU DAMN BASTARD!
- HAHAHAHA! HOW TERRIBLE! The liquid protecting Shouji's body is spilling!
- Shouji will die!
- OH WELL, WHY SO MUCH NOISE!
- ARE YOU ANGRY?!
- STOP IT! STOOOOOOP!
- Ah, what do you think?
- GRANDPA WILL DIE!
- Ohh! Your body still resists.
- Look at that boy trying to save you, Shouji. He's pretty good, right?
- LOOKS LIKE YOU HAVE SOME BIT OF HEROISM IN YOU!
- Grandpa has always... fought...
- You were just like him...
- Angelina liked him a lot....
- He endured so many things...
- You killed
- Et tu as rencontré Eléonore...
- FACELESS! IF YOU MAKE FUN OF GRANDPA...
- I WON'T EVER FORGIVE YOU!
- I'LL DO IT MORE AND MORE!
- I'LL BE HAPPY TO DO IT!
- IT'S NOT THE END FOR GRANDPA.
- Look, the threads holding his body are disattaching...
- It's flowing
- Couldn't he only be in fresh air for at most 5 minutes?!
- NICE CATCH!
- But how long it will last?!
- I lost to much blood...
- I don't have any more strength...
- G-Grandpa... I got you...
- It'll be alright...
- Leave me... Fight him
- What're you saying?!
- If I do that, you'll...!
- Shouji, you have a really nice grandson, don't you?
- But it's a pity his poor little arms can't help you enough!
- WHAT ABOUT I SEPARATE BOTH OF YOU?!
- Masaru... forget about me...
- Fight Faceless..
- There's a drawer under that... take what's inside there...
- And use it against him!!
- DESTROY HIM!
- THAT IS ENOUGH!
- WHAT IS THAT?
- IT'S SHOUJI FAVORITE KATANA, "RAIJIN"!
- At that moment...
- Thanks to Shouji's knowledge of handling swords, Masaru's reflexes...
ACT 61 - Beggining of the Game.
- HAVE AT YOU!
- Until now you manipulated a lot of people, prepare to face...
- THEIR WRATH!!
ACT 61 - Beggining of the Game
- You're showing me everything my new body can do.
- This doesn't look good!
- IT WAS LOW!
- MASARU, STEP BACK!
- W-what's going on?1
- No, Faceless...
- He was faster...
- HAHAHA! You really don't understand, Masaru...
- While you were preparing the sword...
- Your jaw...
- Your chest...
- And yor belly. I hit them all...
- But I only did weak blows to not hurt you too much.
- That must have caught you by surprise.
- Even if you have Shouji's memories, You don't know nothing about the body, so It would be impossible to react.
- Interesting, don't you think, Masaru?
- No, stop...
- Just as I thought, we can't do anything agains Master Sadayoshi...
- I can't move...!
- Guy, you're absurd.
- You called Angelina "Maman" and I know you really intend to avenge her killing her enemies... such as me.
- You lost too much blood...
- And yet you don't feel like dying?!
- Just like Shouji, then...
- Masaru... Masaru...
- You came here to warn us about this man...
- And we did nothing!
- Come on, Masaru.
- What if we went there?
- The villagers are all here, as well as your friends, Shouji. And you'll all die here. That's your fate.
- As for me, I'll complete the Donwload and escape from my destiny!
- NO, FACELESS
- THIS IS NOT OUR FATE!
- My body... I can't move it!!
- A DAGGER?!
- Oh, I see!
- That moment,
- HE THOUGHT I WOULDN'T NOTICE!!
- That's right, I disassembled the joints of your leg nerves.
- Can't you feel it?
- YOU CAN'T MOVE!
- AAAH! SUCH NEGLIGENCE!
[no text but HOLY SHIT THAT MOVE]
- Even if we have the same memories...
- You exposed me your weakness.
- It wasn't negligence.
- Not bad, Masaru...
- Not bad at all...
- WHAT'S SO FUNNY?!
- Heh, you noticed, right, Shouji?!
- We knew each other for centuries, we even fought together...
- Those days are over but they were good.
- These fights were just like my life..
- But you're about to die.
- It'll be lonely.
- You're a idiot who only fought.
- But I'm not alone anymore...
- Not long ago, he filled the hole you left in my heart!
- I'M TALKING ABOUT MASARU.
- MY LITTLE MASARU...
- Let us play a game, you and me!
- What you're talking about?!
- Now that you're here, I'm gonna destroy you!!
- Masaru, the "V" sign stands for "Victory".
- But at the same time it just looks like "number 2", isn't it?
- 2 years.
- I'll give you 2 years!
- WHAT ARE YOU SAYING?!
- From now on, for two years, I'll keep trying to get Eléonore.
- My goal is the Soft Stone in her body.
- And do you think I'll let you do it?!
- Will you?
- The game we'll play will have just one rule: "For 2 years, protect her properly".
- Who do you think you are to decide that on your own!?
- I WON'T DO WHAT YOU WANT!
- Is that it? So, for example...
- If I get this hostage, will you continue to fight?!
- There you go, you aren't strong enough to leave the hostage.
- I'm going to force you to play my game.
- And that's my goal!
- WHAT'S THAT?!
- THANKS FOR YOUR PATIENTE, MY DEAR CREATOR!
- And, if during these two years, you protect Eléonore properly, I'll forget about the Soft Stone and the girl.
- Can I trust your word for it?
- I believe the game has already begun.
- Why 2 years?!
- Oh, yes...
- We'll see if your friends will survive these two years...
- Nah, just kidding! Don't worry, I won't do it.
- Give your best in this game, Masaru!
- If you lose, I'll do the download in you immediately!
- And then, Eléonore will be mine!
- Time to go!
- Shouji, we won't see each other anymore, but...
- our battles were fun.
- Hell, you're sure impatient, aren't you?
- What a pity, because I won't die.
- Masaru, you said nobody can't manipulate others, right?
- Well, you're in my game, so won't you try to protect Eléonore?
- YOU'LL SEE!
- BY SUBMITTING TO ME, YOU'RE ALL MY PUPPETS!
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- WELL THEN, UNTIL NEXT TIME, MASARU!
ACT 62 - The clock turns
- You... called me...
- ..."Grandpa" once again, Masaru...
- I thought Dean completed the donwload on you...
- And... I wanted to... kill you...
- What are you talking about! You showed me your past!
- In your place, I've would have done the same thing!
- Grandpa is grandpa!
- you are my grandpa!
- I see...
- Ma... Masaru...
- Would you... listen to... my last words?
- Take care of Eléonore.
- I see...
- I'll do it.
- Masaru, we shall play a little game...
- For two years you'll do the best you can to protect Eléonore.
- And then... about everything you learned here...
- I would like that... you don't tell it to Eléonore...
- About the fact that you are her real father...
- What about Angelina?
- The same...
- About the Francine Doll...
- And about all the things that you and Guy planned to protect her... I can't tell her any of that?!
- Yes, nothing...
- BUT THIS IS HORRIBLE! So Eléonore shouldn't know all you did for her?!
- YOU ARE HER FATHER!
- But that's to hard on you, Grandpa!
- What was your life for, then?
- My life...
- MY LIFE WAS FOR ELÉONORE.
- Even if it doesn't feel like it for her, I'm okay with this...
- I've never been there to reach out to her...
- And if that changed...
- Forgive me, Masaru...
- ... to leave behind such a burdern in your hands...
- Forgive me...
- Forgive me...
- You're only 10 years old... You're still a child
- All of that to defeat Dean and it was my responsibility...
- IT'S OKAY!
- DON'T WORRY, I WILL PROTECT ELÉONORE!
- I won't say nothing to Eléonore!
- Grandpa, you had such a hard life...
- It's up to me to take over you.
- Don't be afraid, I will become stronger.
- I like Shirogane a lot.
- Faceless won't get near her...
- Don't... DON'T DIE...
- I lived thinking that you were dead for so long...
- I was so happy to see you again...
- I don't want to lose you a second time...
- You gave me kites...
- You were the one who taught me how to make them go up high...
- Yes, back then we were both... Masaru...
- I WILL PROTECT SHIROGANE
- PLEASE, DON'T DIE!
- "Shirogane", huh...
- It brings me memories...
- That was how I called master Bai-Yin.
- And now... that's my daughter is called...
- SHIROGANE [brush text]
- Back then...
- The master too...
- Maybe had that feeling as well...
- ... that man...
- He did so many things... I wonder if he always wandered alone...
- Look at how you're clenching your fist.
- You're the only one who can...
- Protect the ones you love...
- That's what makes a fist strong like this.
- Masaru... during my life...
- There were 3 really wonderful moments...
- The first was when Master Bai-Yin said "You're not useless".
- The second was when...
- Angelina fell in my arms...
- The third was when... Eléonore...
- was born.
- I lived a long life, and it's coming to an end...
- And there's a fourth moment...
- That would be you...
- Calling me... like that.
- Yes, fly...
- It must be good to be flying in the sky like that...
- Look if it isn't my husband.
- If you think you can fly, you will fly...
- All this time...
- You were waiting for me...
- I see...
- But you never came here.
- After you left us, I've done too many things.
- I wanted to protect Eléonore with all my heart and I led people to many hardships.
- It was my way of doing things...
- I tried to signal to you, but...
- But in the end, it didn't work.
- Especially when I asked Masaru so hardly about it...
- That's why...
- I want to go wherever you'll go.
- What do you mean?
- I want us to walk together for eternity.
- That's it.
- No, it's wrong
- It was you who said that we would always be together, even after the end of eternity!
- Haha, yes, let us walk together.
- I love you, Angelina.
PAGE 152 (new chapter and, hey, an intermission!)
INTERMISSION I - "I won't return"
- Ladies and gentlemen, thank you so much!
- What did you think of the truth Masaru just learned about?
- He went separate ways from Shirogane and the Nakamachi Circus' crew.
- Noon of that day.
- He saw the puppets in his father's house.
- And at the Kuroga Village he learned about his grandpa's past.
- The next morning.
- There was the fight against Faceless.
- And the parting of Shouji.
- The evening of the second day.
- Even if it felt longer, it only happened over the course of two days.
- But whad did Shirogane, which you also know as Eléonore by now, do during that time?
- Let's begin the intermission!
- Tokyo, Residence of Zenji Saiga (Masaru's uncle)
- No, he didn't come here!
- Wasn't he with you?!
- I see... excuse me then...
- DON'T COME BACK!
- Master Zenji, have some strawberry pudding...
- He wasn't here either.
- There are times when you need to search for something alone.
- That's probably his case.
- Maitre Guy said that, but...
- I'm worried.
[T.N: You probably know already that Shirogane/Eléonore calls Guy "Maitre" in french and the previous translation kept that. So I'm gonna keep it this way too)
- But where did young master go?
- Hmmm... If young master wanted to learn something, where would he go?!
- He certainly had a very specific objective.
- Master Shouji told me back then that...
[T.N: In the previous page, Shirogane calls Masaru "obocchama" which was previously translated as "young master" but then in the next page she called him "Masaru-sama" in japanese. I decided to kept only his name due to story context so far. She also called Shouji "Shouji-sama" and that one I'll be calling "Master Shouji" from now on whenever it happens. Don't put this in the page for fucks sake, I just wanted to point it out lmao]
- If you want to become human...
- You'll have to protect a boy called Masaru, Shirogane.
- Those instructions were engraved in my heart.
- Then, to follow these orders...
- I protected young master.
- When I was with him I forgot that goal...
- There's always something happening...
- He always pretends to be brave...
- And he's always so kind...
- By his side, I forgot, without realizing it, my goal of "becoming human"...
- And I've sincerely protected him.
- Did I change? I don't know...
- But if there's one thing I'm sure of is that I don't need to become human!
- Especially if I live with Young Master and the Nakamachi Troupe.
- Narumi... if you are in heaven looking for me...
- You saw until the last moment that I too did everything to protect Young Master!
- Kuroga Village, Chief's residence.
- Oh, yes... I see... I was carried here?
- After talking to grandpa... I must've collapsed...
- It's 2AM... How long have I been sleeping?
- You were sleeping for a whole day.
- Guy?! You scared me!
- I won't kill you anymore.
- By the way, that thing is noisy!
- EXACTLY, GUY!
- AND YOU STILL LEFT WITH THIS MAN, I WON'T FORGIVE YOU!
- Griffon! Are you okay?!
- We can't really say that...
- Now that we know that Faceless didn't complete the Donwload, Masaru, we really don't know what to do with him.
- Looks like this automaton's brain is still damaged by Faceless' disassembly, isn't it?
- DAMN YOU, I'M GONNA DESTROY YOU!
- Griffon, don't you think you need to calm down?
- Watch out what comes out of your moth, automaton.
- HEH! Do something, please!
- "Master", why did you call me that, Griffon?
- Heheh! Compared to my old master...
- You're way better.
- So, don't hesitate to use me!
- Masaru, can you move?
- HEY! Hey, call him Mast-
- Guy, are you okay?
- The liquid solution that spilled from Faceless made me weaker.
- But of course, shirogane cells' regenerative capacity is effective.
- Guy, you also had to face so many hardships...
- Stop saying that, it's annoying...
- So calm, huh...
- Yes, all the Kuroga Villagers have gone to the hospital, which is in another city.
- There was an uproar after you fainted.
- Some of them died, but the others, even the chief, rallied all their strenght to get away with it.
- He got away...
- Guy... why are we here?
- The ones called "O"...
- But are they dead?!
- I thought that since they were machines, I didn't kill them....
- Don't panic, What is dead doesn't come back...
- AAAAAH! NOOO!
- LISTEN TO ME!
- Everything in their bodies, even their blood, is mechanical.
- They probably became useless because something stopped them.
- So... are they robots?
- But they looked human...
- It's likely that they were submitted to a download, from real people's minds to their artificial brains.
- By giving them a copy of memories and the personality of a human being...
- and a body like that, they are no longer afraid of death.
- How can the personality of a human being be in them?
- They're robots, so...
- Faceles always had this idea of making human puppets...
- you must play Faceless' game!
- I'll protect Eléonore for two years.
- We have no choice...
- Do this and defeat him.
- Show him what you can do.
- That's good, but...
- To win this game...
- I need to make a request!
- The next day, at Kuroga Village.
- I heard you contacted Naota by phone.
- Young master... I was worried.
- Mister Nakamachi and the others are waiting...
- So, let's go toget-
- ... what?
- I won't go back...
- At least for now...
- I CAN'T COME BACK.
KARAKURI CIRCUS - VOLUME 28 - [END]
[Whew, this volume had less pages and less text but time to take a break before resuming it. Until volume 29!!]