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    Guyver Novel pictures for translating

    Page 38 [Until you hear from me, can you write it up for me] [Would it be alright to stay in the room for now] [Why don't we go buy things for you] Auntie looks so happy [She didn't come here to play you know] Uncle said. [Well, having this kind of atmosphere might still be the best] While muttering she turned to Noriko. [It may be a little pushy, the opportunity will be gone if the other party realized this. You cannot simply do this alone.... you have to refrain from acting rashly, and you must absolutely not think of yourself as a sacrifice. Do you understand.] Noriko nodded. [I promise] And so, she swore to her brother in her heart. (I will definitely catch the culprit. - and come back together with you) On the first of May after Golden Week, Noriko transferred to Narusawa High School, and so the second semester has begun. Page 39 CHAPTER 2
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    Help with getting into Gundam

    It's good to see someone who is willing to start off Gundam with the Original series instead of starting off on Wing Gundam. I'd definitely recommend watching the original series. If it is too daunting for you, you can watch the 3 compilation movies instead. It compresses the whole series into 3 separate movies. As for the alternate universe, you can watch them freely as they are not related to the Universal Century. G Gundam happens to be my favorite Gundam and it's a must watch if you like martial arts. A little bit of info as well, G Gundam was directed by Yasuhiro Imagawa who is famous for directing Giant Robot Series like Giant Robo, Getter Robo Armageddon and Tetsujin28 to name a few, so you will notice some themes that are consistent with Super Robot Series. G Gundam also happens to be the first Gunpla I built. Can't believe it has been 20 years already since. I'm still sore that the English port of G Gundam mutilated the series naming convention. Build Figthers seems to be missing from that list though.
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    Rising of a Shield Hero

    Well, I've finally caught up with the anime and it seems that they are going into the Cal Mira Arc. That much is obvious seeing L'arc in the opening credits. But with the limited number of episodes left, (assuming this is a 26 episode season), I wonder how much they will cram into these last few episodes. Another thing that draws me to the anime is that it explains some of the stuff that I glossed over in the Light Novel.
  4. So, anybody following this? I've known for a long time that this came from a light novel, but actively chose to ignore it as I know I'll love it. They adopted this into Manga and eventually an anime series was created. Well, I'm currently reading the manga and the light novels, but have yet to see the anime. So far, I liked the first story arc where the main protagonist was treated poorly, that was the fun part. It started getting predictable when the status of the protagonist started improving. What do you guys think about this series?
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    Rising of a Shield Hero

    One thing why I liked this series better than Overlord is that the Light Novel is finished (I think). While Overlord, we're still stuck on volume 13 waiting for the next volume to come out. I've started binge watching the anime and saw that they cut out a lot of stuff. Not critical stuff, but just some stuff giving more details to specific events. So far I'm up to episode 14 and it's still interesting despite having read beyond the story arc already. While there are subtle similarities between Overlord and Shield Hero, one that distinguishes them from each other is that Momoga has dumb luck on his side, while Naofumi has the will and right sense in making decisions. I just hope that this doesn't turn out to be a harem.
  6. Just finished watching Gundam Narrative after binge rewatching Gundam Unicorn. Impressed with the animation style, but not so much for the story. I kinda find the story to be shallow in fact.
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    Terminator 6 - Dark Fate

    Isn't Arnie getting too old for this $#!T? But I have to admit, it's not a terminator movie without the original terminator.
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    If Superman was a naughty kid. Lol. I'm not sure if this is supposed to be a super hero movie or a horror movie. But looking at the trailer, this is most likely a horror movie.
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    What is the most accurate Guyver wiki/info dump?

    Not to sound like a prude or anything, but I contributed to almost 90% of the content in the late wiki, even laid out the foundations of it yet you don't see me complain about it being lost. I should be the one most upset about it being gone seeing how much time and energy I put into it. But well, that's life. If you can't get past something so trivial as that, it'll be very hard to do so in the real world. To be fair with Jess, she did try all sorts of things to salvage all the content. However, the damage was too severe for it to have any use. If you're going to ask me to do it again, I am willing, but unfortunately, I no longer have the time or energy for those sort of things. I'm not getting any younger you know.....
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    Music Video Thread

    This is strange, I'm sure I made a thread about the tribute to Michael Jackson, and now I can't seem to find it. Well, anyway, the real intention of that thread is to share music videos that you find interesting, but due to the circumstances during that time, (the passing of the King of Pop), I've decided to change it to a tribute thread instead. Well, anyway, since I can't find that thread anymore, might as well make a new thread. As the topic implies, post music videos.Here's the first videos I'd like to share from a Korean Girl Group Wonder girls, with their song "Nobody". It's a catchy tune with a great dance moves, with some funny comedy at the side.
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    Spider-Man: Far From Home

    How do we know that Marvel isn't just trolling us?
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    New guy longtime fan

    You could also try mangaoh.co.jp. They are an online bookstore based in Japan and they will ship even to the UK. Bought from them a lot of times, all of the Guyver books I bought was bought from this site. Of course the site is in Japanese. You can send and email in English, and they will reply with and answer, but it will still be in Japanese.
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    Guyver Novel pictures for translating

    Page 36 [At this rate, with brother dying, everything has become so vague. I can't stand it any longer. It's something that I have to do no matter what.] Even if they say no, I'd be going at it alone. I will regret this for the rest of my life if I go back like this. [Siblings.... you have the same temper] Uncle let out a sigh. [Darling, why don't you help her a bit.] Auntie who was silent all this time unobtrusively spoke. [Noriko and Tatsuo are like our own children, don't we always welcome them. If we really do think of them as our children, it is the duty of the parents to help them.] [No matter what kind of danger, huh? In the first place, to be able to enter a high school, such method is....] [I'll transfer to that school.] [It's not as simple as that.] Uncle shook his head. [It's not that fast to transfer school. There are academic exams and document certifications, it'll be a first time if permission is granted. That school has an entrance exam. Do you have the confidence to pass? We also don't know how long you will be staying here. Who is going to take care of Sister-in-law and Takashi?] Page 37 Noriko Sobered up. Certainly there are a lot of obstacles. In any case, Uncle and Auntie already opened up this much about the mystery. I definitely can not give up that easily.... Uncle smiled a bit. [It's alright to be disappointed. It's just that no matter what you achieve, you have to relent to reality. In case you were pushed by emotions to move, and it ended in failure, we want you to remember that. In such a situation, they would be able to capture the culprit.] [Then....] [I will cooperate with you. I also have to take responsibility. This is the best way forward. This is for the sake of Tatsuo as well.] [What will we do about the transfer letter?] [That's right] Uncle thought, [No, I'll do it. I know a person in the company who know those details, they'll be able to find a good way. First you have to send a letter to your parents house.? Is there someone who you can rely on?] [Yes, I have a feeling about it.] [It would be better if they don't know much of the details. You stay here for a while.]
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    Volume 30-32 Scanlations

    You have to wonder, given how much output Takaya gives for the manga, does his pay as Mangaka enough to cover his daily expenses? Just playing around with the idea, but perhaps he has a day job now?
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    Guyver Novel pictures for translating

    Page 34 Brother is dead, and there was someone who was responsible for it. [I know that there was no indication or anything, but brother was murdered right? Could the culprit at least been arrested?] [Even if we report this to the police, we still have no proof.] Uncle regretfully said. [There were no more remains left. Of course we made our own investigation. We at least found out the location of the culprit. But the suspect is a high school student. He's just an ordinary student living a student life, and it wasn't clear what his relationship with the organization was. Most likely he himself doesn't know who he was working for. The opponents are Pros after all, so they won't be caught that easily.] Noriko listened intently but was full of questions. [Where is that high school student?] [It's in this town.] [If we get proof of the murderer, the police will move in right away right?] [Most probably. But there is no way to obtain proof. There is also no way that we can get the school involved, they would surely just deny it. If the details can be investigated and an undeniable evidence can be found.... no, I don't think things will go that well.] [I can go into the school. I'll follow that student and do the investigation] Page 35 [You can't-!] Uncle panicked. [Noriko, you talk too much. This case does not concern you.] [Yes, it does concern me. It's about my relative] [That's why I'm telling you that you can't get involved in this. This is something that the company has to solve by themselves. They don't need that help of outsiders.] [Are you saying there is another way?] [We can't push the organization on it's own actions. Although it may take some time, I'm sure that the truth shall come out.] Noriko was not convinced. Even if what her uncle says was true, it's unknown how many years this will take. Even if she accuses the organization, there is no way to connect her brothers death. Even if it ends up in a fight between organizations, the death of an outsider would not even matter. There is so much that money can cover up. Even then, nothing can be done. [Please don't be distraught.] Noriko looked intently on her uncle's eye. [Uncle you really do think of us as strangers. That is why you are asking me to give up. I don't want to be a nuisance to Uncle. But no matter how much you look at this, there is no way that I can go back.]
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    Faviort or Currently Reading Manga

    Interesting choice of series. Looks like most of them have a common theme, which is monsters. For me, this is not manga, per se, but light novels. Sword Art Online is a given, and I've recently finished reading the Alicization arc, and moving on to the Mood Cradle arc. I think everyone is familiar with SAO. Overlord is also one that I'm currently following. I actually started watching this based on a youtube clip that I saw. Then saw the anime, and moved to reading the light novel. This is similar to Sword Art Online, but the main protagonist doesn't have the ideals like Kirito from SAO. In contracts, he is more like an average joe.
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    Guyver Novel pictures for translating

    Page 32 Breakfast was already prepared on the dining table. [Would you like some red tea] The Uncle carefully said to Noriko who went to the table. [You can have whatever you like. Would you like some toast?] [Thank you very much. I'm good. I really don't understand the situation so I'm just a little bit worried.] Uncle nodded, like wanting to say something, but couldn't say anything for a while. At last, he slowly opened his mouth. [...actually, last night when I was alone, I was thinking. Why won't I let you return as the way you are right now. However, I can't do so in good conscience. So I thought that I have to tell you the truth after all] In an instant, there was a thought that brother was still alive. However, Uncle's word's did not go that way. [Tatsuo-kun, he was murdered] It took some time before understanding what that meant. However, even knowing this, Noriko still could not believe it. [Murdered-?] Uncle started his explanation. [Him, together with me, are part of a special department in Max Pharmaceutical. In order to keep the secret safe, even I myself do not know exact location of the company, it was that kind of work. Page 33 I don't think I can tell you the details, but using genetic research, it is part of a project team that develops new medicine, which I don't have much idea.] I finally understand why Brother had such a high salary. [Tatsuo-kun was a research staff and security personnel. With that kind of technology, it will put them ahead of the next generation. Competition between companies has been intense. The slightest leakage of sample or report will have a fatal result. Of course, the staff are kept to a bare minimum and the personnel has be trustworthy. They cannot simply employ security guards from the outside. -you haven't heard anything about the inside from your brother right?] [Right, he didn't mentioned anything.] Uncle nodded deeply. [In that sense, he was excellent. But was troublesome to those who steals confidential material.] [You mean industrial spy?] [A Criminal organization. A bunch involved in drugs and guns joined hands with the comglomerate, looking to make a big profit.] Reality still hasn't sunk in. But I can't see a reason why they have concocted such a tremendous lie. At least it made one thing very clear.
  18. I'm not entirely sure since this was decades ago, but I think this was God Bless Dacougar. The one where they train new recruits, and when the original team had to sortie, they made the new recruits jaw drop due to their insane response time. There was apparent lack of QC since you can literally see the unpainted animation cell at the bottom while the movie was playing. I guess you can blame my opinion on Dancougar due to me learning about them from Super Robot War games. In the games, the strongest weapon was the "Dan Ku Kou Ga Ken" and "Dan Ku Hou Formation", so you really can't blame me for looking forward to actually seeing these in their animation glory.
  19. Hahaha. I applaud you for being able to sit through the whole series. When I watched it a few years back I was like, when the hell are they going to form Dancougar. Love the opening theme though. Sadly, the OVA suffered heavily quality wise. You can actually see the unfinished animated cells in some few scenes.
  20. Ah, so in effect, they give him new abilities and then have him lose it later to keep him in check. Sounds confusing especially to those who doesn't follow the series. I've seen the beerus arc because they made it into a movie (actually the movie came out first before they used it for the series), but the later arcs, not so much. But still, Jiren sounds like the strongest opponent they faced yet. I believe even after the arc, they still have not "defeated" him. They won because of a technicality. So let's see where this Moro arc will take the story.
  21. So technically, Goku still kept getting stronger even after the events of the original series? And their plan going forward is to create a much more powerful villain? And what's this Ultra Instinct I keep hearing about?
  22. I'm not really following DBSuper much these days, but is this still being drawn by Akira Toriyama? Or does he only writes and have someone else draw this?
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    Guyver Novel pictures for translating

    Oh, by the way, do note that I am having trouble discerning on how the story is being told. I'm undecided if it was being told in the perspective of Noriko or through a third person. Sometimes you will notice I translate this based on Noriko's perspective, other times through a third person perspective. The reason behind this is Japanese grammar is ambiguous when it comes to these things. Most of the time they write things in context so a literal translation will definitely confuse anyone unfamiliar with Japanese grammar. It might be a good idea to have an editor decide on the best perspective to keep the flow of the story consistent. I get confused sometimes so this confusion might also carry over to the reader. Would appreciate if you guys have any comments or suggestions.
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    Guyver Novel pictures for translating

    Page 30 With the lights on, I pulled my disappointing brother to the altar room. There was no one there. [Did you open the light?] [No, I cant reach the switch] [Right...] Looking about, there was an incense lit on the altar. The ashes hasn't even fallen yet. [How did this...?] The deceased father was fond of recollecting local folktales. While still small, she heard the stories very often. Among those, there was a story about the dead meeting their immediate family, and it was told countless time. Usually they come back to ask for something or tell them something. She deemed those stories as foolish, since these came from the mouth of her father. [Did you say anything to brother?] [No, he was way over there. At the alter.] The younger brother must have been dreaming. But there was something that made this uneasy. By chance she called the office and they said that his current location is unknown. She thought about asking her uncle, but she couldn't explain what happened here, and she doesn't know his current department. Even the address on the New Years card sent during the previous years came back. Page 31 At that time, there was no mistake that brother came to visit. There's no way that he would not return home. There was no way that uncle had any resentment. After father passed away, and mother being confined to the hospital due to illness, it was uncle who introduced brother to that company. The money that brother remitted every month was significant that we thought of it as nothing. It if weren't for the uncle's recommendation, he wouldn't be receiving such a high salary. However, uncle himself said it. If only it were a different job. What was brother doing. No, there is no point on thinking about that. Even that last part did not make sense. During that night, if only Noriko got up, she might have heard something. (Why didn't you wait. Even though brother won't be coming back.) When Noriko woke up, she crossed the room, and ascertained that the key on the window is lock. She took off her glasses and placed it on the table. Then, planted herself on the bed, covered with futon and placed her face on the pillow. The sound of crying could not be heard. When she woke up it was already morning. She took out a mirror from her bag and checked if it looks like she'd been crying. Just then her Aunt came calling.
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    What game are you currently playing?

    Been Playing Final Fantasy Brave EXVIus these past few years. Great game to reminisce about the past FF. Can't wait for Tifa to be released in the Global version.