Page 1: TexT: This mysterious person knows Kurono! What does he want?
Guy: Kurono Kei...kun.
Card HEading: Free writer (the rest is bilingual)
Title: Kurono Kei
Kikuchi: I'm sorry about this...
I should only need an hour of your time, is that ok?
Kurono: I don't follow...
You know of the alien riot in Ikebukuro, I'm sure...
They're coming out with a TV special, and lots of books...
I've been waiting for something like this to happen for over two years...
Kurono: He probably writes for some shady underground mag, or maybe he's one of those UFO conspiracy freaks...
But what does he want with me?
Kikuchi: Have you seen this?
It's on sale now..
Kurono Kei? (Same name, different Kanji)
Kikuchi: Can I use your desk for a second?
Have you ever heard of a site called "The Black Ball room?"
It seems they've stopped updating, but...
Kurono: Never heard of it...
Kikuchi: The only name written on that site is
"Kurono Kei", in hiragana (The non-kanji alphabet)
Kikuchi: During that riot there were a bunch of people in black clothes...
The internet's going crazy over it all.
Kurono: Yeah, I heard.
Kikuchi: Right, it seems like there's a connection with this black ball, and the number of people in the group is increasing.
Right now a lot of people are looking for a member of that group, named Kurono Kei.
Kurono: Kurono Kei...
He's got the same name as me?
Kikuchi: I found the Kurono Kei from this magazine.
Of all the Kuronos in both Japan and China, I could only find him, and an old man from Hokkaido. (The "Kuro" he's using here is the kanji for black)
But then I thought of the "Kuro" from "Kurouto" (Professional), and that led me to you.
Kurono: Are you sure it's not the other guy?
I really don't know what you're talking about.
Kikuchi: I see...
Maybe I'm wrong, then...
I met up with that particular Kurono...
But I didn't feel like it was him.
Kurono: Sorry, but you've got the wrong guy.
Kikuchi: I thought they would show the footage right after the incident,
but they decided not to release this part...
I managed to get a copy, though.
Kikuchi: That's definitely you.
He does...look like me....
What the hell?
What is all this?
Kikuchi: He looks a lot more like you than the other Kurono-kun...
Would you agree?
Here's the Tokyo-Tamachi area.
The ITabachi area...
Makubari in Chiba...
Kikuchi: There's been all sorts of destruction across Japan, with no evidence pointing to the cause.
I've been doing a lot of research, and stuff like this is happening all over the world.
I don't know what you want to accomplish by showing me all this, but...
Kikuchi: Take a look at this...
I think it may be connected with the recent craziness...
There...this is a religious group in Germany...And the black ball they worship...
Kikuchi: It seems stupid, but something clicked when I saw it...
I may be alone on this, but I think there's some kind of connection.
I just...I don't know anything!
Kikuchi: All right, how much do you want?
Kurono: I said I don't know anything!!
Kikuchi: That was definitely you on the tape, right?
Even after seeing that you're still playing dumb?
Kurono: I don't remember that at all.
I'm telling the truth.
What to do...
Maybe my gut was wrong on this...
it must've been the other Kuroko Kei..
Kikuchi: Anyways, sorry about all this stuff, it must sound so weird...
Please, just forget about it.
Kurono: Actually, I think I've lost my memory of the past few months...
Maybe...there's a connection?
Kikuchi: Can I have your number? I'd like to give you a call later.
Text: Gantz's origins lie in Germany??
The time for the mystery to be revealed...to the world...
[FIN] Cooler, this is done.
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Last edited by hisshouburaiken; 03-07-2006 at 04:49 PM.
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Aww...Okay though...thanks anyways
Thanks, Hissh. We'll get to work on the chapter.
Trans is off by a couple of pages ><
I'm not going to say anything, but i hope you will also think about doing that the next time you plan to post a stupid question and not thank hisshouburaiken for his hard work.
Originally Posted by Toby
Thanks Hiss, great job.
Here's the rest of the translation, it's not really really accurate, but you got the Idea.
Page 8 :
Kikuchi : The TV showed a lot of videos about this event. But some have never been showed up. I managed to got a copy of one
Page 9 :
Kikuchi :It's REALLY you.
Page 10 :
Kei : It's ... me
Kei :What's the ..?
Kikuchi : This men in black looks like you more than the guy in Tokyo.
Page 11 :
Kikuchi : Look at this :
Tama District, in Tokyo.
Here is Itabashi
Page 12 :
Page 13 :
Kikuchi :These places have taken a lot of damages ... and the cause is unknown. I investigated about it all around the world, and I found some websites with similar pictures.
Kei : Sorry ... even if you show me that ..
Kikuchi : ...
Kikuchi : I want you to look at this. Maybe we can tie this up to the recents events.
Page 14 :
Kikuchi : A religious german group that uses this Black Sphere as a Symbol
Page 15 :
Kikuchi : I got a simple hypothese that came to my mind directly
This religious group has something to do with Ikekuburo's events, don't you think ?
Kei : I've already told you, I don't know.
Kikuchi : Do I have to tell you more if I want you to talk ?
Kei : Damn ! I KNOW NOTHING
Page 16 :
Kikuchi : It was you on video ... but you still denye it ?
Kei : I can't remember.
Kikuchi : Tssh ... what can I do ?
Was I wrong ? After all the Other Kei was the good one..
Page 17 :
Kikuchi : Well... sorry for everything then, sorry about my stranges stories.
Forget about it.
Kei : Hum ...
Page 18 :
Kei : Recently, I've got some kinds of Memory Loss, so maybe ... it has something to do with that ?
Kikuchi : Do you mind if I call someone ?
Caption : Gantz origines lies in Germany ? When the truth will be revealed, the world will ...
Sorry, English is not my first language so there might be a lot of mistakes, but you can mostly understand. I hope someone will post a better translation
Last edited by Taff; 03-07-2006 at 09:52 AM.
Thank you TAFF for the rest of the translation.
I think Page 18, Kukuchi says: Do you mind if I call you sometime?
Here's a nice synopsis from Croik of Shocwave forum:
Originally Posted by Croik