gakuen heaven 2

common route translation and notes

This is a translation of the common route of Gakuen Heaven 2, including the variations in the text that appear for each choice.

introduction arc: May 12 (A)May 12 (B)May 12 (C)May 12 (D)May 13May 14May ?? & 17May 20
ball tournament arc: May 22May 23May 24May 26May 27 (A)May 27 (B)May 28May 29
Bell One arc: June 1 (A)June 1 (B)June 1 (C)June 2

may 22

Yuki: *yaaawn...*

(student council room)
Yuki: After all, life with a table and chairs is nice...
Yuki: Although the tatami was interesting in its own way.
Takato: That's right. And it's the table you won back from Joker.
Takato: They say you do grow fond of things.
Yuki: And I was able to eat the set lunch at the cafeteria.
Takato: Sonoda's cooking was just as I expected.
Takato: It has been a long time since I've eaten it, I think his skill has increased a level.
Yuki: It was really delicious...
Yuki: Thanks to that, I have a full belly... *yaaawn...*
Yuki: Still, we kind of have free time today.
Takato: Yes, it's rare to have such a slow Monday.
Takato: If you like, why don't you take a nap like Kuya? Spend the time however you like.
Yuki: Umm... But sleeping would be a waste...
Yuki: Or rather, idling around also feels nice.
Takato: I see.
Takato: Then, shall I make some tea?
Yuki: Oh! Then, let's make another rice-cooker cake. That was easy and delicious...
Kuya: But this peaceful time is at an end!
Yuki: Wah!?
Yuki: Weren't you sleeping?
Kuya: The presence of Chiba-sempai awakened me!
Yuki: Chiba-sempai? Chiba-san isn't anywhere...
Chiba: I'm coming in.
Yuki: He's really here.
Kuya: See? I told you.
Chiba: What are you talking about?
Kuya: That I was taking a nap before and I sensed your presence, Chiba-sempai, and I awoke.
Chiba: My presence?
Kuya: Right. I was able to read your murderous intent!
Kuya: I could tell even though I was asleep!
Chiba: ...Don't be ridiculous.
Kuya: Oh!? You wanna go?
Chiba: I'll beat you senseless...

Yuki: Now now now, there there there.
Yuki: Kuya-san, and Chiba-san, break, break.
Takato: You've gotten much more used to dealing with them.
Yuki: No no. Not that much.
Yuki: By the way, Chiba-san. What do you need today?
Yuki: Do you maybe have a request for the student council?
Chiba: No!
Chiba: ...It's a summons from Joker-sama.
Yuki: From Joker-san?
Takato: Has he not learned his lesson and wants another match with the Ace?
Chiba: ...It's for all the student council members.
Kuya: All of us?
Chiba: Right.
Chiba: He's waiting in the Durak room. If you understand, hurry and come.
Yuki: I wonder what Joker-san wants with us?
Yuki: Chiba-san, did you hear?
Chiba: No.
Yuki: Well, I guess we'll find out when we go.
Kuya: That's right!
Takato: I hope it's not a troublesome matter.

(Durak door)
-- knock knock --
Yuki: Excuse me.

(Durak room)
Joker: Welcome, gentlemen of the student council.
Yuki: Hello. What did you need today?
Joker: The ball tournament is coming up soon. I thought I'd like the student council to help manage it.
Yuki: Ball tournament?
Kuya: Come to think of it, it's already that time.
Yuki: Help...
Yuki: It's a management job?
Joker: That's right.
Yuki: Woohoo!!
Yuki: Takato-san! Kuya-san! It's managing the ball tournament!!
Yuki: This is my first time doing a job like this since becoming student council president.
Yuki: Not chores, but management! I feel like it's kind of the real student council!
Joker: You're that happy?
Yuki: Yes!
Yuki: I had fun doing chores too, but I wanted to try doing more work related to the school
Sonoda: But are you okay with it? There's no reward for helping.
Yuki: That doesn't matter.
Yuki: The ball tournament is a schoolwide event, isn't it?
Yuki: Being able to manage something like that is exciting.
Takato: Sorry to put a damper on your joy, but...
Takato: This school's ball tournament is not a schoolwide event.
Yuki: Huh? Really?
Kuya: It's complicated.
Takato: The BL School ball tournament has voluntary participation. It's an annual custom.
Yuki: You mean it's okay for people who don't want to do it to not participate?
Takato: Yes.
Takato: The ball tournament was originally established by the students, so there's no direction from the school.
Yuki: I see.
Joker: So? New Ace, do you want all the students to participate?
Joker: I don't really mind.
Yuki: Can we do that?
Takato: It's possible, depending on the will of the sponsor.
Kuya: But that's difficult in its own way.
Takato: If you increase the number of participants, they may wish for a more exciting tournament.
Takato: But even if they're forced to participate due to the sponsor's wishes, it may not be very fun for those who don't want to.
Takato: If you misjudge the support, you may provoke anger.
Yuki: That's true...
Kuya: Coming up with a plan to please everyone is pretty hard.
Joker: Which means we need a nice idea that will make everyone want to participate.
Joker: How about it, Yuki-kun? Do you have a good idea to make the tournament fun?
Yuki: Umm... A good idea to make the tournament fun...
(Yuki: Even though he asks, I can't think of something on the spot.)
(Yuki: Maybe I'll try asking about last year.)

(decision #1)
Ask the two in the student council.

(decision #1a: Ask the two in the student council.)
Yuki: Kuya-san, Takato-san, what have the ball tournaments been like up until now?
Kuya: In that case, Masatsugu can give you the details.
Takato: I wouldn't call them details...
Kuya: Yuki. Masatsugu has a BL School fetish.
Kuya: He's read every issue of the school newspaper since the founding of the school.
Takato: Calling that level of interest a fetish is upsetting.
Yuki: Then what level of interest is good?
Takato: Hm. Do you want me to talk about fetishism?
Kuya: It'll take forever.
Yuki: ...I'll pass.
Kuya: Wise decision.
Yuki: Anyway, about the ball tournament. How was it?
Takato: Let's see. The ball tournament has been held every year since the school's founding.
Takato: The structure varies every year.
Takato: In most cases, there have not been many participants.
Yuki: Why? I think ball games are pretty well liked.
Takato: You could say it's an adverse effect of individualism.
Kuya: This school doesn't really go for team sports.
Kuya: Even the soccer club didn't have enough people and it disbanded.
Yuki: Huh!? Even though it's a boys' school, there's no soccer club!?
Kuya: Yeah.
Takato: There is a futsal (indoor soccer) association.
Yuki: I see...
Takato: But a few years ago, not just the ball tournament, but all of the school events were very exciting.
Kuya: It was the era of the King!
Yuki: The King?
Takato: That was the nickname of the student council president at the time.
Kuya: He was the legendary student council president who ousted the current student council president in his first year and assumed the position himself!
Takato: In his time, there was nearly full participation.
Yuki: Without making it mandatory?
Takato: Yes. It was voluntary.
Yuki: How did he do that?
Takato: Who knows? Maybe there was some benefit to it?
Yuki: Do you mean like getting something nice for winning?
Kuya: Like it will be fun if you participate.
Takato: Those are both fine benefits.
(Yuki: Benefit... benefit, huh...)
(Yuki: I kind of feel like there's a clue in there...)

Ask Joker.

(decision #1b: Ask Joker.)
Yuki: Joker-san. What was the previous ball tournament like?
Joker: Previous, you mean last year's?
Joker: We were first years and Durak didn't really have all the authority like it does now.
Yuki: You as a first year, huh...?
Joker: It wasn't so different except I wore a jacket like yours and my hair was a little shorter.
Joker: Hayato was cuter, though.
Yuki: Cute Chiba-san...
Chiba: ...Don't think about that!
Sonoda: Now now, it's true that Kiyo, Hayato, and I were innocent first years.
Joker: Back then, I was still only on the disciplinary committee, but I did make a proposal for the ball tournament.
Yuki: A proposal?
Joker: The ball tournaments up until then were only fun for the guys with good reflexes.
Joker: So I suggested adding an online sports game so the people in the cultural clubs could have fun too.
Yuki: That sounds fun!
Joker: Right?
Joker: I spearheaded the online game to try it out.
Joker: I designed the concept and had a student who was good at programming make it.
Yuki: So how was it?
Joker: Of course, it was very popular.
Joker: But it was too popular and it really reduced the participation in the real ball tournament.
Yuki: You mean it had the opposite effect?
Joker: Yup.
Joker: So this time I've added points to the wins and losses of the real ball game, and added a gambling component.
Joker: In the form of predicting which team is going to win.
Yuki: Then even if they don't participate, they can support the teams.
Joker: To increase participation even more, I had annulled the rule forbidding people from participating in the event that is their specialty.
Joker: That was a big failure.
Yuki: Huh? Why?
Joker: Well, if a student participates in something they specialize in, of course they'll win.
Joker: If you can tell who's going to win, it messes up the odds.
Joker: And, in the end it's not exciting, it just becomes a boring tournament.
Yuki: So that's it.
Joker: In the end, because I established the popular online game, my popularity went up.
(Yuki: I see...)
(Yuki: I have to think of a way so people other than athletes will actively participate.)

Ask Chiba.

(decision #1c: Ask Chiba.)
Yuki: Chiba-san, how was last year's ball tournament?
Chiba: I was in baseball.
Yuki: How did you like participating?
Chiba: I don't like team sports.
Yuki: Really...?
Chiba: There's lots of guys like that at this school.
Yuki: Isn't it more fun with everyone fighting as a team rather than one on one?
Chiba: No.
Yuki: Urgh...
(Yuki: Maybe it's not exciting because there's guys like this?)
Yuki: Then, do you think it would be better if there wasn't a ball tournament?
Chiba: That's not it.
Yuki: Huh? That's surprising.
Chiba: There's no classes on the day of the ball tournament.
Yuki: ...I see.
Chiba: The guys who came to this school because they were recognized for their academics were not happy.
Yuki: Wow. But isn't it lucky that there's no class?
Chiba: There's hopeless guys who like studying here, I guess.
Yuki: Maybe they don't like sports.
Chiba: Those guys don't participate either.
Yuki: I see, I see... But that's a little sad.
Chiba: Everyone's different.
Yuki: That's true, but it's a special school event.
Yuki: Chiba-san, don't you have any nice memories?
Chiba: Nice memories?
Yuki: Of the ball tournament.
Chiba: ... The bento I ate after the tournament was delicious.
Yuki: Bento!?
Chiba: It was extra-special broiled eel on rice.
Yuki: Eel...
Chiba: It was delicious.
Yuki: A delicious bento...
(Yuki: I kind of feel like there's a hint here.)

Ask Sonoda.

(decision #1d: Ask Sonoda.)
Yuki: Sonoda-san, what were the previous ball tournaments like?
Sonoda: Last year’s ball tournament, huh...?
Sonoda: Hm... There weren't very many participants.
Sonoda: Kiyo held an online sports game that was made for the students in the cultural clubs, and that was the one that ended up being popular.
Sonoda: But the main event is the ball tournament.
Sonoda: In order to make it more exciting, we tried inviting students from outside as spectators.
Sonoda: We even put a call out to students of nearby girls’ schools.
Yuki: How did it go?
Sonoda: It had the opposite effect.
Yuki: Why?
Sonoda: The support ended up concentrated on only the already famous competitors and the handsome guys.
Sonoda: Of course the team we were on was popular.
Sonoda: The guys in minor sports and the guys who weren't confident in their looks completely lost their enthusiasm.
Yuki: I see... I feel like I can understand that part of the enthusiasm would be lost...
Sonoda: Well, as for me, I sold a lot of special bentos that were limited to the ball tournament, so it was no problem.
Yuki: Special bentos!?
Sonoda: Of course it sold to the students of this school, but it also sold well to the spectators.
Sonoda: The ball tournament itself was not that exciting.
Sonoda: But I think the people who ate my bento were satisfied.
Yuki: I see. After all, food is important...
(Yuki: Food, food, huh...)

Yuki: Making everyone happy... a plan that will make people want to participate...
(Yuki: A reward... or prize... that would make anyone happy...)
Yuki: I know!!
Joker: Did you come up with a good idea?
Yuki: We'll give out a prize! If it's organized into teams, the winning team gets a prize!!
Joker: Although, there's a winning prize every year.
Sonoda: The budget for a prize is pretty squeezed though.
Sonoda: Since I wouldn't call it ample, you can't have an extravagant prize like an overseas trip.
Sonoda: It's different if the student council raises the money, though.
Yuki: No, I hadn't thought about budgets...
Yuki: How about this?
Yuki: The winning team can have a dish of their choice served as a new dish in the cafeteria.
Yuki: And as a bonus, the team gets to eat it for free once.
Sonoda: A dish of their choice in the cafeteria?
Yuki: That's right!
Yuki: With you in charge of the cafeteria here, Sonoda-san, it should be possible to add one new item, right?
Sonoda: Well, I guess...
Yuki: Like rare foods, or sweet desserts, anyway, anything is okay.
Yuki: I think anyone would happy to be able to always eat their favorite food in the cafeteria.
Kuya: That's pretty interesting.
Takato: And it's also realistic.
Yuki: Of course, even the people on teams that didn't win can order the dish at the cafeteria.
Yuki: So even if a team loses, they'll be interested in the outcomes of the matches of other teams, and they'll want to watch until the end.
Yuki: And even people not interested in ball games will want to support the team with the dish they want to eat, so I think they'll have fun.
Yuki: How about it? Sonoda-san, everyone?
Joker: That's not bad.
Chiba: ...Yeah.
Joker: Well, Eiji? Can this work within the budget?
Sonoda: Of course.
Sonoda: If it's just serving the winning team once for free, it's within the budget.
Sonoda: It also saves me the effort of thinking up new menu items.
Yuki: Woohoo!
Joker: Then it's decided.
Takato: We have no objections either.
Kuya: Well, it is our Ace's idea.
Joker: In that case, let's restrict it to one event, and make it a tournament style battle.
Joker: The game will be... futsal.
Joker: The participants will compete in teams named after their desired dish.
Joker: How's that?
Yuki: Yes!!
Yuki: Then, then, the name for the tournament is, um...
Yuki: How about calling it the Gourmand Cup?
Sonoda: The name suits you, since you're such a glutton.
Yuki: When we announce it to all the students, everyone will participate...
Yuki: It might be interesting to have the teachers participate too.
Joker: Might as well, right?
Joker: Then, I'll leave the announcement of the tournament and the registration of participants to the student council.
Joker: And the preparation of the equipment.
Yuki: Yes! Please leave it to us!
Takato: Kuya?
Kuya: Hm?
Takato: ...The ball tournament is at the end of this week, isn't it?
Kuya: Yeah.
Takato: Despite that, there's been no announcement or registration.
Kuya: Seems like it.
Kuya: And the equipment hasn't been prepared either.
Takato: In short...
Kuya: Maybe Joker found it annoying, or he's testing our Ace-kun. Or both.
Takato: Something like that.
Takato: Once again, he's leaving all the time-consuming parts to us...
Kuya: But Yuki seems happy.
Takato: ...
Kuya: It's fine. Let's enjoy it, Masatsugu.
Kuya: Yuki's excited!
Takato: Speaking of being excited, I think you are too.
Kuya: You could tell?
Takato: But...
Yuki: Kuya-san, Takato-san. We get to announce, register, and prepare. It's a real school event!
Yuki: Let's all do our best!
Takato: Yes. If we're going to do it, let's resolve to make it perfect.
Kuya: You had a good idea. Let's make it more exciting than ever before!
Yuki: Right!!

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