gakuen heaven 2
Chiba route translation
- This is a complete translation of Chiba's love ending only. His other endings will be added later.
- This translation begins immediately after choosing Chiba as Yuki's Bell One partner.
- When there are choices in the text, the "correct" one is noted in bold and only that choice is translated.
- general note: Chiba often refers to himself with the pronoun jibun rather than the more common ore or boku. Jibun is an extremely masculine pronoun, often used by soldiers. We've chosen to translate jibun as "myself" for two reasons: first, to highlight the difference between Chiba's manner of speech versus that of the other characters, and second, because the feel of jibun is a bit less personal toward oneself (as you might expect from a character who sees himself as a soldier-type) than other pronouns.
announcement: The first round of the Bell One Grand Prix is about to begin. Will the student council president and his partner please come to the auditorium...
Yuki: Everyone's here.
(Yuki: They're supporting us...!)
Sakaki: You're both here.
Sakaki: Then I'll begin the first round of the Bell One Grand Prix.
Sakaki: To begin with, the first round is a contest to measure your intelligence.
Yuki: What kind of thing will we be doing?
Sakaki: It will be a quiz to measure your memory and abstract reasoning.
Sakaki: As for the detailed rules, since they've been entered into that panda you prepared, I'll have it explain.
Panda-san: Alrighty, Ah'll explain the rules of this game.
Panda-san: Whether this school closes or not, rests on both y'all's shoulders.
Panda-san: Do yer best!!
Panda-san: As Sakaki-han said, the first round will be a quiz to measure y'all's intelligence.
Panda-san: Ah've even given it a name! "Brain Scramblin' Brains Quiz!"
Panda-san: How about it? Just hearin' the names makes yer head hurt, doesn't it.
Panda-san: Put yer brains into full gear and do yer best.
Panda-san: There are two types of questions. The "memory quiz" and "abstract reasonin' quiz."
Panda-san: Which are ya good at, student council president?
Panda-san: Well, wantin' to choose the one yer good at is human psychology.
Panda-san: But, guess what? Panda-san isn't that nice.
Panda-san: It's a brutal system where ya won't know which kind of questions there'll be until it starts.
Panda-san: Well, the point is, it will depend on y'all's luck.
Panda-san: However, Panda-san hates sneaky people who save and load over and over before the quiz.
Panda-san: If ya do that, Panda-san will hit ya. Hit ya over and over.
Panda-san: No, instead Panda-san might cry.
Panda-san: We don't want that. Then face the fate ya've been given!
Panda-san: There will be ten questions in all.
Panda-san: Ya win if ya get six questions right.
Panda-san: Do ya want to hear the detailed explanation of the rules?
Don't hear it.
(decision: Hear it.)
Panda-san: Alrighty, kind Panda-han will give ya a thorough explanation, so listen carefully.
Panda-san: First, when the question is displayed, ya decide who will answer it.
Panda-san: Ah don't mind if the student council president-han thinks about it himself, or relies on his partner.
(PC only) Panda-san: Choose who will do it with the mouse.
(PC only) Panda-san: When ya've decided who will answer, click on them.
(Vita only) Panda-san: Choose who will do it by moving left or right with the directional key and decide with the O button, or choose directly with a tap.
Panda-san: If yer partner was chosen, even if ya try to answer, they will answer by themselves.
Panda-san: Ya can leave them all to yer partner, but if yer confident in the answer, answerin' yerself is an option.
Panda-san: No matter how smart yer partner is, they're only human. They may make mistakes.
Panda-san: That's where yer partnership is important.
Panda-san: So, back to the quiz.
Panda-san: First, Ah'll explain the "memory quiz."
Panda-san: Well, to put it simply, it's a quiz where you memorize the numbers on playin' cards and answer.
Panda-san: There are two types, number matchin' and number sequencin'.
Panda-san: For the number matchin', the cards are displayed at the beginnin', then ya beat them into yer head so ya don't forget the numbers.
(PC only) Panda-san: Once ya've memorized it, press the "I've memorized it!" button.
(Vita only) Panda-san: Once ya've memorized it, press the O button or tap "I've memorized it!"
Panda-san: There is a time limit to memorize it, so be careful.
Panda-san: Then, from among the face-down cards, like the game Concentration, choose two cards at a time with the same number.
Panda-san: If ya've properly memorized the cards, ya should be able to answer.
Panda-san: For the number sequencin', the cards are displayed at the beginnin', so memorize the numbers so ya don't forget.
Panda-san: Then, from among the face-down cards, choose the cards in numerical order startin' from the smallest.
Panda-san: Alright? In order from the smallest.
Panda-san: For the number matchin' and number sequencin', if ya make any mistake, that's considered a wrong answer.
Panda-san: Since we scrambled the numbers, it might be a teensy bit difficult.
Panda-san: Then, ya can consult yer own brain, or rely on yer partner.
Panda-san: There will be ten questions in all, five number matchin' and five number sequencin' questions.
Panda-san: That's the explanation of the "memory quiz."
Panda-san: Next Ah'll explain the "abstract reasonin' quiz."
Panda-san: On the screen, shapes will be displayed in lined-up slots.
Panda-san: Among them, there will be a box with "?", so think about what to put there that lines up with the shapes to the left and right.
Panda-san: To make a comprehensive judgement of all the factors like color and shape, ya need flexible abstract reasonin'.
(PC only) Panda-san: If ya discover the rule, click the up and down triangles to choose the proper shape for the "?" part.
(PC only) Panda-san: When ya've decided the shape, click the submit button.
(Vita only) Panda-san: If ya discover the rule, tap the up and down triangles, or move the directional key up and down to choose the proper shape for the "?" part.
(Vita only) Panda-san: When ya've decided the shape, press the O button or tap yer selection.
Panda-san: Ya have exactly thirty seconds to answer.
Panda-san: Don't be impatient, think it over slowly.
Panda-san: That's all the explanation of the rules.
Panda-san: How about it? It's complicated, so did ya forget?
Panda-san: Ya wanna hear the explanation again?
Panda-san: So, are ya ready?
Yuki: The first round... I have to win no matter what.
Chiba: You're fired up.
Yuki: Chiba-san, you're pretty calm.
Yuki: Just as I'd expect, it's that mental strength you've trained through kendo.
Yuki: Piece of cake!
Chiba: Because myself doesn't understand difficult questions.
Chiba: I'm leaving them to you, Asahina.
(Yuki: Amazing. He just declared that he doesn't understand...!)
(Yuki: Really, Chiba-san is honest or something...)
(Yuki: But I chose Chiba-san knowing that I couldn't rely on him in the first round.)
(Yuki: As long as I get through the first round, Chiba-san can manage the second round somehow. Absolutely. So...)
Yuki: First, this one win! I'll win no matter what!!
Panda-san: Game start!
-- win Bell One, round one minigame --
Panda-san: Oh! You did it!!
Panda-san: It's y'all's victory in the first round of the Bell One Grand Prix!!
Yuki: We did it, Chiba-san! We won!!
Panda-san: The second round is next week, the next match will be an evaluation of your strength.
Panda-san: Go all out and train.
Panda-san: Then, dismissed!
Arata: Ace-kun, congratulations.
Yuki: Everyone, thanks!
Okaken: I never thought you would get through the first round, I'm so surprised!!
Tomo: Hey, hey, saying 'never thought' is mean, isn't it?
Okaken: You say that, but did you guys believe in him, Kasahara-kun!?
Okaken: Asahina-kun's and Chiba-san's intelligence combined can't possibly match my intelligence!
Yuki: Well, excuse me.
Kuya: But no matter what you say, the end justifies the means!
Yuki: Oh, Kuya-san.
Kuya: Well done, Yuki.
Kuya: It was a splendid match!
Yuki: Thank you!
Yuki: But I wasn't the only one who worked hard.
Yuki: Right, Chiba-san?
Yuki: Huh? Chiba-san? He's gone?
Takato: If you're looking for him, he went off that way a little while ago.
Yuki: I wonder if he went to report to Joker-san...
Kuya: No, that's the wrong direction.
Yuki: Well, it is the opposite direction from the school building.
Takato: Might it be the martial arts hall?
Yuki: I see, so it's the club.
Yuki: I'll be right back.
(Yuki: It's quiet, but... I wonder if Chiba-san is here.)
Yuki: Excuse me.
Yuki: There he is!
CG: Chiba practicing
Yuki: ...How cool.
(Yuki: All by himself, he seems serious and totally absorbed.)
(Yuki: The atmosphere seems tense.)
Chiba: What do you want?
Yuki: Oh, no, I don't really need anything.
Yuki: ...Am I in the way?
Chiba: Not really.
Yuki: Then can I watch from close up a little longer?
Yuki: Thank you.
(Yuki: I've never observed kendo, should I sit formally?)
(Yuki: But I'm not good at sitting formally. My legs get numb really quick.)
(Yuki: But standing around is kind of creepy, what should I do...?)
Chiba: Just do whatever.
Chiba: Sitting formally. It's fine if you don't like it.
Yuki: Oh, thank you.
(Yuki: That means it's okay to sit hugging my knees. That helps.)
(Yuki: ...Even while Chiba-san is doing practice swings, he's being considerate of me.)
(Yuki: It's completely different from before.)
(Yuki: The first time I came here, no matter what I said, he completely ignored me, but now he's properly responding.)
(Yuki: It kinda makes me really happy.)
Yuki: Hey, Chiba-san.
Yuki: It's thanks to you, Chiba-san, that I won the first round without a problem.
Yuki: Thank you.
Chiba: No need to thank me.
Chiba: The win was due to your luck.
Yuki: That's not true.
Yuki: I didn't say it before, but I was really nervous right after it started.
Yuki: But when I saw your face and your expression hadn't changed at all from usual,
Yuki: Then I kind of felt relieved and the nervousness let up a little.
Yuki: That's why the win is thanks to you. I'm grateful.
Chiba: ...I see.
Yuki: Still, you're the only one here. There's no club activities today?
Chiba: There were, but they're already over.
Yuki: So that's it.
(Yuki: Could it be that he couldn't go to club because he was in the Bell One?)
(Yuki: That's why when it ended, he immediately came to the dojo to practice alone like this.)
Chiba: What is it?
Yuki: No, I was kinda thinking, you stayed with me in the Bell One, even skipping club...
Chiba: Missing once a week isn't a big deal.
Chiba: Besides, Joker-sama told me that during the Bell One, I need to give the matches my undivided attention and escort you.
Chiba: My time to train has instead increased.
Chiba: It's nothing you have to worry about.
Yuki: I see. Then I'm glad.
Yuki: Still, does the kendo club practice every day?
Chiba: That's right.
Yuki: Even Saturday?
Chiba: For now.
Yuki: For now... does that mean there's a tournament coming up?
Chiba: Yeah. On Sunday, there was a district qualifier competition.
Yuki: Do you mean this past Sunday?
Chiba: That's right.
Yuki: So that's why everyone was out together.
Yuki: So what kind of qualifier was it?
Chiba: For the championship.
Yuki: Championship... you mean an inter-high!? You won the district qualifier?
Chiba: Of course.
Yuki: Then next will be nationals?
Yuki: Then if you win that, you'll be the best in Japan!?
Chiba: For high school kendo.
Yuki: Amazing! That's so cool!!
Yuki: Please do your best! I'll support you 100 percent!!
Chiba: I'll win.
Chiba: This year for sure, I'll be the champion at nationals.
(Yuki: Chiba-san is really amazing.)
(Yuki: He declared he'll win... and be the champion at nationals.)
(Yuki: And it really seemed like it was only natural.)
(Yuki: He seriously, sincerely thinks he can become the best in Japan.)
(Yuki: He has confidence that he won't lose to anyone.)
(Yuki: So cool...!)
(Yuki: I won't lose either.)
(Yuki: Whatever happens to the school, the inter-high is once a year. Just once.)
(Yuki: Chiba-san is taking the inter-high so seriously.)
(Yuki: Not just Chiba-san.)
(Yuki: I'm sure it's the same for everyone in the kendo club.)
(Yuki: And there's other students who are working really hard for the things they like or are obsessed with.)
(Yuki: This is a school with a lot of people like that.)
(Yuki: But, if the school closes, the tournament is out of the question.)
(Yuki: He might not be able to participate, let alone win.)
(Yuki: All the effort he's made so far might be for nothing.)
(Yuki: I can't allow it.)
(Yuki: Absolutely not.)
(Yuki: I'll do my best too.)
(Yuki: Far, far more than up till now...)
(Yuki: It's gotten dark outside.)
(Yuki: Right now... uwah. It's already past seven!)
(Yuki: Chiba-san has been doing practice swings the whole time... isn't he tired?)
(Yuki: If it was me, I would have gotten hungry a long time ago...)
Yuki: Haha. My stomach growled.
Chiba: That was your stomach? Just now?
Yuki: Oh, no, well... yes.
Yuki: I get hungry quickly, and I ate plenty for lunch, but it's already evening, so it's growling...
Chiba: Asahina. You should go back now.
Yuki: No! I wanted to watch you practice a little longer!
Chiba: Just go, eat something and come back.
Chiba: It's pathetic, seeing someone so hungry.
(Yuki: Chiba-san... Is he worried about me?)
Yuki: You're right. Sorry.
Yuki: I'll go on ahead. Please don't overdo it, Chiba-san.
Yuki: Please come back if you get hungry. The dorm cafeteria is open until nine.
Chiba: Alright, alright.
Yuki: Then, excuse me for leaving first.