Kekkaishi Chp 169
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For Urakai Scans. This is the last Kekkaishi for Urakai's "latest arc" scanlations. Our efforts will now all concentrate on vol7 and vol8. Goodbye "Sen", hello "Shishio"!
Masamori: These are the legitimate successors of Karasumori of our time.
-I believe that you’ve already met them before arriving here.
Masamori: The method that a legitimate successor is chosen,
-still seems completely random at the moment.
Masamori: There have been no official records, but according to my investigation…
-A few generations may pass without a legitimate successor…
Masamori: Or among brothers, there could be two legitimate successors
Masamori: In other words, it is totally unaffected by quantity, necessity and time.
-The only fixed rule is that a “square birthmark” will appear on the chosen ones.
Masamori: For the Sumimura, we have it on our right palm.
-For the Yukimura, they have it on their left breast…
Masamori: Another legend is that legitimate successors rarely ever die outside of Karasumori
- We feel our deep co-existence with the land from the past and the future.
- What I’ve just mentioned are all the key points.
Masamori: When multiple successors appear at the same time…
Masamori: There will be a clear difference between their abilities.
Sen: And these abilities all came from Karasumori?
- but not every successor is born equal.
Masamori: Back in my grandfather’s day, the Yukimuras had greater power.
Masamori: In the following generation---
- I think there exists a power even greater than any from the past, in---
Masamori: my younger brother…Yoshimori.
Masamori: Your first goal is to find out how a legitimate successor is chosen.
-as well as how their lives are affected by the changes in the land.
Sen: My first goal…
-does that mean I still have other goals in my mission…?
- About the other goals…
- we can talk about them later…
EVEN IF HE LOSES HIMSELF IN THE EXPECTIONS OF HIS LEADERS,
HE MUST COMPLETE HIS MISSION-----
CHAPTER169 KAGEMIYA SEN
Glasses: I still can’t believe he actually skipped the first day of school.
Small text: That transfer student.
Curly: You mean Kagemiya Sen
-Yoshimori, do you know him?
Yoshimori: Yeah, you could say so…
- No, I guess I don’t really know him.
Curly: So which one is it?
- I was hoping I could get some news from you here.
Curly: Forget it, I only collect information that can help my social life,
Small text: Favourite food: Squid
-But the most important things about him have been passed over.
-This guy seems to have some kind of back-story!
Curly: Like how he stayed in various households,
-and was once sent to live with a relative.
Bubble: Isn’t that your own speculation…?
Curly: Our group teacher * actually gave me a direct hit on my head. ( I’m not sure what they call the homeroom teacher / form teacher in Japan, so I put “group teacher” ^^;;; )
-Without even a single word, he hit my head with the attendance book.
-Therefore, that guy’s got to have some kind of back-story for sure.
Curly: Just like Shishio back in the day, a transfer student with a back-story.
-Although their personalities ARE completely different… (CAPS=italics)
Yoshimori: Ah…You think so…
-But I still think that there’s something similar about both of them…
-Is it because they’re both wearing the school uniform?
Fangirls: Be serious, stop teasing us---
Small text, L to R:
WAH, EEW!, really, really, we’re from the next class! Kagemiya Sen, WAH
Curly: He’s very popular among the girls.
- The popularity of a half-ayakashi mix!?
Left Box says: Featured Character
Text from L to R:
14 years old
Abilities stem from his part-ayakashi background.
Sen: What’s this*? Did you skip class too? ( I guess it could also be “Whassup?” It’s “What’s this” in the RAWs)
-Here, there’s still space for you.
Yoshimori: I never knew you had such awesome social skills hidden away…
-Nah, its nothing like that.
Yoshimori: You’ve completely mixed in with our circle.
Sen: That’s just for show, retard.
-It just makes things easier.
-I’m glad for you…
-To see you getting along fine with everyone…
-Because Akitsu said…that you hated to come to school…
Sen: I’m not here to PLAY.
Sen: You don’t have worry about how comfortable I am.
-We’re all classmates here.
-You don’t have to repress yourself like that,
Bubble: What’s wrong with that retard!?
Bubble: Does he have no sense of anxiety!?
- Now I’m the one who looks like a retard for spying on him!
Bubble: That guy must be a real dummy!
-To a happy camper like that can be a legitimate successor…
-Ah, just the thought gets me worked up…
-And the Taicho is a weirdo as well!
- It makes me suspect…
Girl: Did you skip class just now?
Girl2: You just transferred here, you know, you can’t act like that!
Bubble: Ah~ah…those are the girls from my class…
Sensei: Even without using soul reading, there are many ways to continue your investigation.
Sensei: You’re still not very good at it,
-so practice as much as you can,
-do you understand?
Sensei: You’d be fine if the subject is a normal person. But remember never to use your power in the vicinity of the Kekkaishi.
-Keep your sessions short and sweet, don’t overload yourself.
-Stop immediately once you feel tired.
-And never do it if your own soul is disturbed.
Sensei: Another thing…
-When you use your power, you get “that look”.
Sensei: You’ve got to correct this problem ASAP.
Sen: Eh…But I’m half…
- I can’t help it if my body changes a bit when I use my power…
Sensei: It doesn’t work even when you reduce your power, huh?
-Still, no matter what, you’ve got to correct it.
Sensei: It’s fine if you can read from afar.
-But you don’t have full psychic power, so there are limits…
Sensei: Basically, you are only a receiver.
- What’s more, you can only read what your subject projects.
- So if they choose to project their dinner, you’re stuck.
Bubble: I guess he wants a flame grilled steak…?
Boxes L to R: Address? Name? Age? Family?
Sensei: Those are the times
-when you need---
Sensei: You start by asking questions---
- And, based on the information your subject projects,
- you probe.
Sensei: You need eye contact in conversation, “that look” would be an obstacle.
Sensei: In this mission you’d be in a school with lots of normal people, so take every chance to practice.
-You watch out for the Kekkaishi, alright?
Sensei: You’re lucky…
-because you were born with wonderful features.
-Make good use of them.
Sensei: Subjects who are interested in you,
-Are very easy to read.
Sen: Ah, I hate mathematics class
Girl: Ah, me too!
-That’s why you skipped out on your very first class?
Sen: Hey, by any chance, do you girls know where Sumimura is? Small text: I’m looking for him.
Girls: Huh? Small txt: Who’s that
Sen: Ah, its okay if you don’t know him.
-Wait, wait, Kagemiya-san,
Girl2: Oh, its that kid sitting right in front.
-Ah, that guy dozing off during the opening ceremony
Girl: Yeah, yeah, that’s him
Girl2: I just saw him a while ago!
-He’s probably still in the classroom?
Yoshimori: Stop it right there!!
Small txt: Wah, what are you doing, Tokine!
That’s my job!
-I’ll leave the rest to you
-Sen-kun, where are you going!
Sensei: Oh, did something come up.
Sen: Nothing, its no big deal, only…
-I’m a little irritated…
Sen: How should I put it…
-As a spy, I’m feeling disappointed in my target…
Sen: I’ve asked around about him.
-The highest opinion of him was “the boy who only gets motivated by coffee milk.”!?
-His nickname in elementary school was “Gremlin” (lit. “Furball”, I think it is referring to his messy hairstyle, but it makes me think of the troll keychains with the furry hair, hence: gremlin !?!?) And he hasn’t even mastered his 9 times table
-The girls in class don’t know he exists, the image I drew from their souls was all wrong!!
Sen: I’m always hanging around him, observing him,
-But does that guy live in his own world!? He doesn’t seem the least bit concerned!!
Sen: I can’t go on like this, I’m losing my motivation…
Sensei: You’re not allowed to make such a rash and superficial report to your Taicho, you know.
Sensei: One more thing. Overcome your strange feeling of guilt.
Sensei: Never give up on the mission.
Sensei: Don’t get over-excited, this is only the beginning.
-I also think that this is a good opportunity
Sensei: Even though, I just took the chance to recommend you,
-I also hope to groom you into an elite.
Sen: I UNDERSTAND.
-I will try my best to abandon all feelings of guilt.
-And I appreciate your guidance in the future.
-You have potential.
Side text: It might not have been his intention to come here. However, it was an order---
TN: Thank you for reading:amuse