Box: Bird Club Emergency Lecture & Meeting
Rei: All right, let's do that one more time! // One, two, three!
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Kamoda: These masks really max out our creepiness. // We look like some sort of gang.
Rei: I think that being able to grow black wings already maxed out our creepiness.
Rei: Anyway, to prevent anyone will discover our identity, // we should make it a rule to wear the basic mask when we're flying around...
Rei: Hiding our nose and mouth is the minimum. // The full face mask is too hot.
Eishi: You really hate to sweat, huh?
Eishi: So... // what about our names?
Eishi: I'm talking about codenames. // Remember... Takayama's name went viral after I yelled it in that vid.4 (78)
Kamoda: Oh, I think that was a very lame way to out him! (Makes you look like an idiot...)
Eishi: Idi, // we're not talking about ways to out each other!!
Rei: So, we're looking for codenames to hide our real identity? // Since we're starting to look like some sort of squadron, can't we just go with color names?
Tsubame: squadron...T/N: squadron a.k.a. power rangers!
Rei: Well, Takayama-kun is most definitely "Red".
Rei: The red ranger is like the leader, the heart of the team, right?
Tsubame: Yes, he's the coolest one!
Tsubame: Ah, I can be Blue! // I love the color blue! // Okay?
Rei: There have been blue female rangers. // It's fine with me.5 (79)
Rei: Then, I'll be White. // Karasuma-kun, you could be Black.
Eishi: Black... // A saturation and brightness of 0... // Too dark...
Kamoda: Ah, // what about me?
Rei: Kamoda-kun... // I know, // you are Green?
Eishi: Yeah, leek green.
Rei: No, because you have the kanji for tree in your name.T/N: In Japan there's a saying that goes like: "Kamo ga negi wo shotte kuru", literally meaning: " A duck bringing along a leek (for the hot pot)". Not so literally it means: " Be in double luck".
Kamoda: Green, huh...
Eishi: It's just for convenience sake, the color doesn't really matter in the end.
Kamoda: Then, would you have a try at calling me that?
Eishi: What does it matter? // Tell me, // Gre, // Green?
Kamoda: Come on, don't be shy! // You are the one who proposed this!6 (80)
Rei: Ah, // I forgot to ask. Takayama-kun, are you alright being Red?
Eishi: (I'll get used to it, I'll get used to it, I'll get used to it.)
Takayama: I don't care.
Rei: ...that's it! // Stick to the rules // Do as we just agreed on.
Eishi: I'm still not completely sure about this, but...
Box: White / (Sagisawa Rei) // Blue / (Umino Tsubame) // Red / (Takayama Sou) // Black (Karasuma Eishi) // Green / (Kamoda Mikisada)
Eishi: Project // Start!!7 (81)
Woman: Ah, wait! Professor! // Too fast!
Tatsume: Go home.
Woman: The last train left already. Come to my store.
Tatsume: ...... // Call a taxi.8 (82)
Woman: Then, call a taxi for me. // And let's Go To Heaven together...
Tatsume: Let - Go - Of - Me...
Tatsume: Oh, // I'm sorry, your fake nail came off.
Woman: What, that can't be!
Woman: You... // old bastard!!
Tatsume: Yipes!! // She took off her heels! // She's serious!!9 (83)
Tatsume: No good! I shouldn't have neglected my health!! // I can barely breathe... // My heart!! Help me! Someone help me!! // At this rate, I'll Go To He.........
Tatsume: Hell?10 (84)
Woman: Oh? (Gone?)
Eishi: You really weren't kidding you'd find him if you got near? // You sure he isn't a Birdman?
Takayama: Tatsume-san is also a very "loud" person...
Tatsume: What!? // What's going on!?11 (85)
Tatsume: Sou-kun!? // Is that you!?
Eishi: Could you shut him up already!?
Tatsume: Geh guguh...12 (86)
Rei: Don't you think this a bit too much?
Eishi: I told you, people are more likely to show their true character in a tight situation.13 (87)
Eishi: We can't trust anyone who can't handle stress or wants to take advantage of us. // We're going to find the truth now.
Tatsume: Err,... // Sou-kun. // Would you explain to me what's going on...?
Tatsume: Did I do anything to upset you...? // I always... meant to keep the promise...
Tatsume: Ah! // I get it!! // Maybe, maybe...14 (88)
Tatsume: Is it because I observed your school? // I just really wanted to see your normal self, even if it was only once...
Tatsume: It was just one time! One time! // And from far away! // I thought of entering the school grounds, finding your classroom and searching your shoe cupboard, but I didn't do any of that!!
Tatsume: Believe me! I stopped calling and unexpectedly visit you at your home as I promised. // I should at least be allowed to watch your from far away, use the internet to do research on you and fantasized about you in my head!?
Tatsume: If I can't watch over your growth from close up, at least from far away... // I mean, I can't be helped, I'm worried about you!!! (You should consider my feeling too!!)15 (89)
Eishi: Stalker...? // He's definitely a stalker...
Tatsume: You know, I really wanted to take pictures of you... // I really wanted to! // But I figured it would be really wrong, so I cried and suppressed the urge...
Tatsume: I'm sorry! I'm very sorry!! // I never meant to bother you!! // Forgive me!!
Takayama: Tatsume-san, I'm not here to talk about that.
Takayama: These guys here want to talk to you...
Eishi: No, wait. // You first. // I already thought it was strange he knew you name, but why does he also know you home address and phone number?
Takayama: Because we exchanged contact information.16 (90)
Eishi: WHAT!? // Are you that close!? // Why didn't you say so!!
Takayama: We aren't close.
Eishi: Why did you give him your contact information!?
Takayama: He said he'd kill himself if I didn't tell him...
Tsubame: (That sounds serious.)
Kamoda: (Could be dangerous.)
Eishi: Just... // Just...
Rei: Err... I don't think he was serious about killing himself if...
Tatsume: No!! // I was serious!
Eishi: Shut up, you pervert!!!17 (91)
Eishi: Stop joking around, Takayama!!! // What are you!? // You call that privacy management!? // Why did I even bother to apologize to you!?
Rei: Calm down! His name is "Red", Black!
Eishi: Shut up!!
Kamoda: Calm down, it was you who proposed we use codenames, Ei-chan.
Tsubame: Don't, Kamo-cha...
Eishi: Are you all stupid!!?
Eishi: This is crazy! // If we can't withhold our personal information, we might as well kill ourselves. // Although it was an outrageous to think that everything would be fine if we just kidnapped an adult without disclosing our names,... // none of that mattered right from the start!!18 (92)
Tatsume: Wait... // I can't see any of you...
Tatsume: Sou-kun, // you and your friends didn't bring me here, because you are angry and want to punish me? // Well, I didn't know you had any friends...
Tatsume: It's those four that need something from me? // You are strangers to me, but what did you want to talk about?
Eishi: .........whether or not we can get onto the main subject, //depends on what type of person you are. // If you do anything unnecessary, you will be punished.
Tatsume: In that case, could we change our location?19 (93)
Tatsume: If you want to know more about me, let's find a place where we can talk. // This isn't fair.
Tatsume: Listen. // I never intended to tell anyone about Sou-kun.
Tatsume: Also, // I can tell you are probably still young and are finding yourselves in peculiar circumstances, but // hoping to find someone's true character, without showing yourself, only adds to your problems.
Tatsume: So for now...
Tatsume: would you please return my glasses.20 (94)
Rei: How come we agreed to meet him for lunch?
Eishi: ...... // Because he isn't running away... // And I have a feeling he persuaded us when he said this wasn't fair.
Rei: I think we can trust him. // I hope he'll agree to be our professor.
Takayama: Tatsume-san stopped following me, after realizing I was a middle school student.21 (95)
Takayama: "Your future is more important, than my research or curiosity". // That's what he said.
Sign: Touto University22 (96)
Eishi: He tricked us.
Eishi: I really // want to go home.23 (97)
Tatsume: I'm a true workaholic. Seeing my workplace will be your first step to learn more about me. // Please visit me at my research lab.
Eishi: Maybe it's just me, but I feel he just lured us into his territory...!
Eishi: Why is the guy next to me not just wearing his full uniform...? // Why is he wearing that strange wig and giving everyone a death glare...? // This is not the time for new students to enroll, we totally stand out in this crowd of merry university student...
Eishi: Sagisawa suggested we'd all go together, but left school early without telling us...
Rei: (Let's meet at the school's central square.)
Eishi: Before we knew it we lost sight of Takayama, who was supposed to come with us...
Eishi: Umino will be late again... (I wonder if she's ever on time?)
Tsubame: (Oops! // I'm late again!)24 (98)
Eishi: It's too much...
Kamoda: (Everyone's so flashy.)
Eishi: How did I end up entering enemy territory with this strange guy...?
Student: What are you two doing here? // A school trip? // You are so young! // Are you lost? // Shall I show you around?
Eishi: (Stop it!) // We're fine! // Don't worry!!
Eishi: This isn't fair!! // University is scary!!!
Eishi: What is this place!?
Student: (Hey!) // (How's it going?) // (Yo!) // (Hahahaha) // (Yes.) // (Hey!) // (Haha) // (Hehehe)
Eishi: I don't think I'll ever fit in here!25 (99)
Eishi: How can they do this... Is this supposed to be a happy co-ed campus life...? // Being the center of attention all the time will get you anywhere in life, go study!
Eishi: ......no good... even if I call them names, // my courage will still be as thin as the lead of a mechanical pencil...
Eishi: Oh god! One of those friendly-posing students is approaching us... // Go away... Compared to you were are just pebbles by the roadside!
Rei: Sorry to make you wait.
Eishi: You, // what were you doing!?
Rei: Infiltrating a university.
Rei: Nice wig! (This one is also just for show.)
Eishi: No, you were definitely flirting with those girls?26 (100)
Rei: I was gathering information. // All the girls here are very nice.
Eishi: That's only because it's you! (Die!)
Rei: I wanted ask them about Tatsume-san's lectures... // We're just in time, he's giving one now.
Rei: He's a liberal arts kind of guy giving lectures in a big hall, so it's easy to sneak in. (Let's go!)
Kamoda: Do we have to?
Eishi: Wait, have you seen Takayama...?
Rei: Aah... // have you tried to call him?
Kamoda: That's right, use your telepathic skills! (It's awesome!)
Eishi: Don't call it telepathy!!
Rei: You're yelling.
Kamoda: Come on, give it a try.
Eishi: No, I'm not good enough... I have to transform to...
Rei: If you don't hurry, his lecture will be over.27 (101)
Eishi: Hey, Taka...
Eishi: Wha, // what were you doing!?28 (102)
Takayama: ...... // Aah...
Takayama: A chick fell from the nest... // up in the tree there...
Takayama: They really have some nice trees here? (Easy to climb)
Eishi: You take it too easy!
Eishi: now that we're with more, // why does it make me feel so much better...!
Rei: (We can use the backdoor to enter.)29 (103)
Eishi: This... This is what having friends is like...? // Having friends is so nice...
Tatsume: Eh, for example, recently...
Tatsume: Even in Japan, biodiversity has become a matter of concern... // Well, as the characters suggest, we're talking about the diversity of life...
Blackboard: Survival Strategies of the Future / Biodiversity
Tatsume: It's a very effective survival strategy for organisms // all over the world.30 (104)
Tatsume: Simply put, when many difference species exist, // it's very likely that a certain species will survive // any environmental change, because it's already adapted.
Tatsume: This also applies on a smaller scale, for a single species. // A genetically diverse species is much more likely to survive an environmental change.
Tatsume: Sometimes however, as a result of evolution, the genetic differences between members of the same species become too big // and they can't breed anymore.
Tatsume: But unless they evolve, they can't adapt to their environment. And an organism can only survive if it constantly adapts itself. // In short, evolution itself // is fundamentally a survival strategy.
Tatsume: Actually, there are several cases about species that went extinct, because they had lived in a stable environment for too long // and their evolution reached a standstill, leaving them unable to adapt to the slightest of environmental changes. 31 (105)
Tatsume: Well then,...
Tatsume: let's move on to your favorite fictional exercise. // Time to let our fantasy loose.
Tatsume: Today's subject, the human race. // Since we discuss this from a human point of view, it's alright to discard all morals.
Student: Finally! // I've been waiting!
Tatsume: Why do you think we started to preach different values in different places? // Was it the rise in our awareness and science literacy? // Because it was alright to think different, that could be true, but...
Tatsume: But what if it is the result of a sense of danger that we humans have reached an evolutionary standstill?32 (106)
Tatsume: In a harsh environment evolution accelerates. Yet humans passed their time living contently in a comfortable environment. // Now human evolution has reached a standstill, and some studies say we will still be the same, even after a 1.000.000 years pass.
Tatsume: If we don't evolve // we are a failure as an organism.
Tatsume: All right, you there!
Tatsume: What do you think the next survival strategy is for the human race!?
Student: We have a lot of children?
Tatsume: Nice! As you'd expect from a male's mind! // It's definitely a problem we could solve with numbers!33 (107)
Tatsume: But if we overpopulate, there won't be enough food for everyone, right?
Student: Err, then we'll fight over it, // a harsh environment will present itself, forcing human evolution to accelerate...
Tatsume: You hope that an age of civil food wars will cause evolution?
Student: Professor! // It's possible a species of humans will appear, who can survive with eating less!
Tatsume: A human race with a more efficient energy intake... // That would be a great adaption! // It's too bad we'll lose all pleasure in eating, though...
Student: Professor! I think it would be great if a human race would exist that could get all the nutrition they need from anything they eat!
Tatsume: I see! // That would be the humans race of dreams! // The business for cooks would thrive!
Tatsume: If we could eat anything we want, in the worst case we could even survive without putting forth any effort. // That's environmental adaptability. // A dreadful evolution...
Tatsume: Err...34 (108)
Tatsume: It's interesting how our conversation about survival strategies... ended being a conversation about interesting human races, but... // The fact there is room for such fantasies in biology makes it so fascinating.
Tatsume: Whereas chemistry and physics are specialties that pursue our unchanging psychology, //the concept of evolution, will always keep something that's "unknown" in biology. // Although we will never be able to grasp everything, biology provides us with inexhaustible intellectual excitement.
Tatsume: But you need skills to fully enjoy this intellectual excitement. // But once you've acquired those skills, they'll last a lifetime. You can use them in any field.
Tatsume: I'm dedicated to continue these lectures that hopefully help you to polish your skills. // So if it has spiked your interest, don't be shy and join me again in the next session.35 (109)
Rei: Come on, Karasuma-kun! You are faltering again!?
Rei: Hurry up, we have to get to the lab.
Kamoda: Are you a baby!?
Eishi: That's not it, we on enemy territory! I'm simulating possible attack patterns in my head...
Kamoda: He isn't our enemy.36 (110)
Rei: Oh, Tsubame.
Tatsume: Wow, you are all younger than I expected!
Eishi: Well, excuse us!!
Tatsume: No... // I think this is a serious matter. // It always exciting to deal with the future of young people.
Tatsume: Aah, Sou-kun told me. // You are the one who is most eager to learn the truth about these wings, right?37 (111)
Tatsume: Thanks to all of you, Sou-kun gave me permission. // I want to uncover the secret your wings too.. // Let's get along.
Eishi: Let... // Let's get along...