gakuen heaven 2

Chiba route translation

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June 26

CG: Chiba practicing
Yuki: I wonder if Chiba-san's okay...
Chiba: ...
(Yuki: It's been three days since that incident with the ghost costume.)
(Yuki: Chiba-san's been acting weird since then.)
(Yuki: Joker-san wasn't badly hurt.)
(Yuki: But...)
Chiba: Urk...
(Yuki: He's trembling... And his face is pale.)
Yuhara: Captain, do your best...!
kendo club member 1: Shh.
Chiba: Ugh...
end CG

Yuki: Oh.
Chiba: ...
Yuki: Chiba-san!
kendo club advisor: Wait, Chiba!
(Yuki: He left...)
kendo club member 1: The captain dropped the bamboo sword...
Yuhara: What happened, captain?
kendo club member 2: What should we do? Chase after him?
kendo club member 1: Even if we chase him, it'll just make it hard for the captain.
kendo club member 2: But it's already been three days, three days. Forget kakari-geiko, he can't even do practice swings... [note!]Short, intense, attack practice which teaches continuous alertness and readiness to attack, as well as building spirit and stamina. (from Wikipedia - Kendo#Modern_practice)
kendo club member 2: It's too awful, having a slump now. The inter-high is coming up. What's he trying to do!?
kendo club member 1: What's with you? Think about the person who's most worried. It's definitely the captain, right?!
kendo club member 1: Putting it that way...
kendo club member 2: I know that.
kendo club member 2: Really... I can't stand seeing it...
Yuki: ...
Yuhara: Hey, Ace. Do you know anything about the reason for captain Chiba's slump?
Yuki: Sorry...
Yuhara: After all, I guess it must be about kendo.
Yuki: ...
(Yuki: I have an idea, but,)
(Yuki: I can't say it... I guess...)
(Yuki: But... it can't stay like this.)
(Yuki: Everyone in the kendo club is worried.)
(Yuki: Me too...)
Yuki: I'll be right back.
Yuki: I'll try talking to Chiba-san.
Yuhara: Thanks! I'm counting on you.
kendo club member 3: Because Chiba is that kind of guy, he'd never complain to us, but I think it would be different with you.
Yuhara: Sorry to involve you, even though you're not in the kendo club.
Yuki: That doesn't matter. I'm worried about Chiba-san too.
Yuki: Well, I don't know if I can help, though...
Yuki: Anyway, leave Chiba-san to me for now, and you guys continue practicing.
Yuki: The time before the inter-high is really important. I think Chiba-san would say to do your own practice rather than worry about someone else.
Yuhara: I'm sure the captain would...
kendo club advisor: Sorry, Asahina. Take care of Chiba.
kendo club member 3: If there's anything we can do, we'll help.
Yuki: Yeah!

Yuki: Where did he go?
(Yuki: Chiba-san...)
(Yuki: Since that incident with the ghost costume, Chiba-san hasn't swung his bamboo sword.)
(Yuki: He tries so desperately, but he drops the bamboo sword like today, or his hands shake and he can't even hold it.)
(Yuki: He's been carrying the wooden sword he always has on him the whole time like a charm, but I haven't seen him ready it even once.)
(Yuki: And he hasn't been talking much. Even when I ask him something, he's distracted.)
(Yuki: Even though the inter-high is coming up. Even though he worked so hard.)
(Yuki: His mind seems like it's elsewhere, and it's just like Chiba-san is the one who's a ghost...)
Yuki: ...
Yuki: That's not true.
(Yuki: Why did he get like that? Because he saw a ghost?)
(Yuki: But even Chiba-san knows that it was a plot by Joker-san and Okaken.)
(Yuki: Then is it because he hurt Joker-san?)
(Yuki: But the injury wasn't bad.)
(Yuki: It was like an accident, but if I had to say, it was Joker-san's fault.)
(Yuki: Chiba-san didn't have to feel so responsible.)
(Yuki: But... is it different for Chiba-san?)
(Yuki: He can't forgive himself for raising his sword against Joker-san... or something?)
(Yuki: Since it's Chiba-san, that might be possible...)
Yuki: But he won't tell me anything.
(Yuki: Even Joker-san is worried.)
(Yuki: ...But.)

Joker: Well, I'm worried about Hayato but, then, what am I supposed to do about it?
Joker: Anyway, this is Hayato's problem.
Joker: In the end, there's no point unless he solves it himself, right?

Yuki: That may be true, but...
Yuki: That's doesn't mean that we shouldn't do anything about it!!
Yuki: Even if Chiba-san does solve it himself, when would that be?
Yuki: There's only one month left until the inter-high. What will happen if it's not in time?
(Yuki: Besides...)
Yuki: I can't leave Chiba-san like that...
(Yuki: I don't even have the right to be mad at Joker-san.)
(Yuki: Since it's because of what I told him.)
(Yuki: Even though I promised not to tell anyone. I should have been more careful...)
(Yuki: I want to know what Chiba-san is thinking about, what he's worrying about.)
(Yuki: I want to help him...)
Yuki: Oh, there he is!
Yuki: Chiba-san!

(behind the school building)
Yuki: I found you...
Chiba: ...
Yuki: Chiba-san?
Yuki: Um, Chiba-san...
Yuki: Chiba-san!
Chiba: ...Asahina?
Yuki: Right.
Chiba: Ah...
(Yuki: Even though I called out to him so loudly...)
(Yuki: Get a grip! How is hesitating going to help!?)
Yuki: Um, Chiba-san! Joker-san's wound is almost completely healed, he said.
Chiba: ...
Yuki: He said it won't leave a scar, so I don't think it's something you have to worry about so much.
Yuki: Joker-san is worried about you too.
Chiba: ...
Yuki: He's really okay!
Yuki: So you don't have to feel so guilty...
Chiba: ...That's not it.
Yuki: Chiba-san?
Chiba: That's not it.
Yuki: Then, just what...?
Chiba: ...
Yuki: Chiba-san!
Chiba: It's...
Chiba: It's... I feel like it's a curse.
Yuki: A curse?
Yuki: No way...
Chiba: No...
Chiba: It happened before too.
Chiba: I thought I saw it, and lost my head...
Chiba: When I came to, my mom was collapsed, bleeding.
Yuki: Huh!?
Chiba: I blindly pushed her and hit her somewhere, then...
Chiba: My mom still has the scar on her temple.
Chiba: It's the exact same place as Joker-sama.
Yuki: Same place...
Yuki: That's just a coincidence!
Yuki: Chiba-san, you're worrying about it too much!!
Chiba: But it's always the same.
Chiba: I always cause a wound on the temple.
Chiba: Even in my dreams...
Yuki: Dreams?
Chiba: I've had this dream over and over for a long time.
Chiba: The right temple... bleeding from there, collapsed.
Chiba: My mom, Joker-sama, the people I've fought before, my master.
Chiba: People I know, people I don't know... even you.
Yuki: Me?
Chiba: Yeah.
Chiba: ...And everyone turns into that.
Chiba: Into that white ghost.
Chiba: They turn into that and stare at me from dark places.
Chiba: Those empty holes watching me.
Chiba: Saying you're next.
Chiba: Saying you're going to die like this too.
Yuki: Oh no, die...
Chiba: Over and over, I have that dream.
Yuki: Chiba-san...
(Yuki: A curse...)
(Yuki: I think that's ridiculous, but he won't believe me.)
(Yuki: But Chiba-san believes it.)
(Yuki: He's ended up believing it.)
(Yuki: That's why has has that dream...)
Chiba: Even now...
Chiba: I feel like they're watching me from somewhere.
Yuki: They are not!
Yuki: There's no one watching you. There's no such thing.
Yuki: It's all, all in your imagination!
Chiba: Right. My imagination.
Chiba: You're right, it's my imagination.
Chiba: My imagination. My imagination. My imagination.
Chiba: But...
Chiba: ...Is it really?
Chiba: Don't you sense something? ...Some glance.
Yuki: ...!
Yuki: I don't!
Yuki: There's no such thing as ghosts! There's no one watching us.
Yuki: You and I are the only ones here.
Yuki: There's nothing else!
Chiba: ...That's right.
Chiba: I'm sure you're right.
Yuki: Chiba-san...
Chiba: Tell me.
Chiba: How do I believe there's no such thing?
Chiba: How do I fight an intangible fear!? How do I beat it!?
Chiba: Myself is afraid of it.
Chiba: So afraid I can't stand it.
Chiba: And... embarrassed.
Chiba: More than I regret hurting others... hurting people dear to myself.
Chiba: More than that, myself is afraid of my death.
Chiba: Afraid of what happens after death.
Chiba: It's embarrassing, pathetic, I can't stand myself's weakness of being afraid of that...
Chiba: Look, Asahina.
Yuki: Your hand?
Yuki: ...It's trembling.
Chiba: That's right.
Chiba: It's shaking so much you can clearly tell just by looking.
Chiba: Myself can't even stop it.
Chiba: I'm so afraid.
Chiba: Myself is...
Chiba: Not even feeling remorse for hurting Joker-sama...
Chiba: It's just, just fear!!
Chiba: You told me before.
Chiba: If I don't give up, someday I'll win.
Yuki: Yes...
Chiba: But, myself is...
Chiba: Myself is already...
(Yuki: Chiba-san is so sad.)
(Yuki: Afraid, feeling pathetic, that's why...)
(Yuki: But is it a curse?)
(Yuki: That's not possible.)
(Yuki: It can't be!)
(Yuki: But somehow, I have a really bad feeling.)
(Yuki: Things can't stay like this.)
(Yuki: I have to do something.)
(Yuki: Is there something I can do?)
(Yuki: How can I help Chiba-san...?)

Kuya: Heeey!
Yuki: Kuya-san?
Chiba: *gasp*...
Kuya: We finally found it.
Kuya: The ghost that Chiba-sempai saw! Masatsugu remembered where he saw it!
Yuki: Huh!!?
Chiba: He saw it? Where!?
Kuya: In the library! Let's go!
Chiba: ...
Yuki: Chiba-san...
Yuki: Let's go! You have to go!
Yuki: It's okay. It'll definitely be alright.
Yuki: I'm sure.
Chiba: Y, yeah...
Chiba: ...Alright.

Takato: I remembered.
Takato: I was sure I had a memory of seeing something similar in an article from an art magazine.
Yuki: Which one!?
Takato: Well...
Takato: I'm sure I saw it in this magazine.
Takato: But which issue...
Takato: The back issues are all here, so I think that if we look systematically, we'll definitely find it.
Kuya: The magazines go from this shelf to that shelf.
Takato: There are 45 years' worth of monthly issues, so there are roughly over 500 volumes.
Yuki: 500 volumes...
Yuki: But you saw that white ghost in one of them, right?
Takato: Yes.
Yuki: Then I'll definitely find it.
Kuya: I'll help too! Masatsugu.
Takato: Naturally, I'll look with you. Kuya, please start with the older volumes.
Yuki: Then, I'll go backwards from the new volumes!
Kuya: Why! If we all look, we'll find it in no time!
Chiba: ...
(Yuki: I hope so, but...)
*time passes*
Yuki: It's not here. This one is wrong too. And this one...
Kuya: It's not in this row! I've even finished the 1950's.
Takato: Then, please continue with that shelf.
Yuki: This is taking longer than I thought...
(Yuki: Is it really here? Maybe Takato-san misremembered...)
(Yuki: Anyway, why would there be a ghost in an art magazine?)
Kuya: Yuki, Yuki.
Yuki: Yes?
Kuya: Has Chiba-sempai been like that the whole time?
Yuki: Yeah...
(Yuki: He's out of it again...)
(Yuki: I guess he's scared. Or...)
(Yuki: Cursed...)
Kuya: I don't like seeing Chiba-sempai like that.
Yuki: Yeah...
Kuya: But, I guess it was Chiba-sempai who saw the ghost you were talking about.
Kuya: If you told us that from the beginning, Masatsugu would have gotten more serious about it earlier.
Yuki: Sorry. It's because Chiba-san told me he didn't want anyone to know.
Kuya: I see. So seeing a ghost is bad.
Yuki: To Chiba-san, it's very bad.
Kuya: Hey, Yuki. If we find that ghost, do you think Chiba-sempai will go back to normal?
Yuki: I don't know.
Yuki: But it's something related. I think it could be a clue.
Yuki: ...Probably.
Yuki: I'm sorry, making you help with something so vague.
Yuki: But that's the only thing I could think of doing right now...
Yuki: I wanted to help Chiba-san, but that's all...
Kuya: I see.
Kuya: Then we have to hurry and find it!
Kuya: Hang in there, Yuki. What'll happen if even you get depressed?
Yuki: Kuya-san...
Yuki: Yeah, you're right.
Kuya: Good. Try pulling out a volume at random from over there.
Kuya: Test your luck.
Yuki: Test my luck?
Kuya: Since you have good luck, you may suddenly pull the right one!
Yuki: I wonder if it would really work that well.
Yuki: But... I'll try it.
(Yuki: I'll believe in my luck.)
(Yuki: Since they both have no form, Chiba-san's 'curse' and my 'luck' are the same.)
(Yuki: Then I'll win.)
(Yuki: The strength of my luck is unbeatable. I won't lose to the likes of Chiba-san's curse.)
(Yuki: I'll definitely show you!!)
Yuki: There, this one.
(Yuki: Please, luck...)

CG: magazine article
Yuki: Hm? This...
Yuki: There it is...! It was here! Chiba-san!
Yuki: Look! Here!!
Yuki: The ghosts are here! There's a picture of them.
Chiba: This is it...
end CG

Kuya: So these are the ghosts Chiba-sempai saw.
Takato: This is the picture I remember.
Yuki: But these are sculptures.
Chiba: ...Who made something like this?
Yuki: The sculptor is, um...
Takato: Nosu Kiichi. Born in 1936, residing in Yamanashi prefecture.
Yuki: Chiba-san, do you know him?
Chiba: No.
Chiba: Anyway, I've never been to Yamanashi.
Yuki: But these sculptures look just like the ghosts you saw.
Chiba: Right. It's definitely these.
Chiba: But, why...?
Kuya: I'm sure the sculptor saw the same thing that Chiba-sempai did!
Takato: In that case, it would make sense.
Chiba: He saw what myself saw too...
Chiba: ...
Chiba: I'm going out!
Yuki: Chiba-san!? Please wait! I'll go too!!
Kuya: Oh, hey!
Kuya: They left.
Takato: Such impatient people.
Kuya: What are you taking a picture of?
Takato: It's the address of Mr. Nosu, who made the sculptures. I'll forward it to Asahina's phone.
Kuya: That's a good idea!
Kuya: Yuki and Chiba-sempai only saw Yamanashi and ran off.
Takato: I'll send notice that they're spending the night out.
Kuya: I'll leave it to you.
Kuya: Still, that's his luck for you. Pulling it out on the first try...
Kuya: Hm?
Takato: Is something the matter?
Kuya: No. Masatsugu. I just realized...
Kuya: How old is this magazine?
Takato: Huh?

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