Time to ramp up the recruitment of adventurers! Read: More new characters!
As always, for those who want to skip straight to the chapter, here it is: JNC
Here are the notes from this time!
- Myu-chan getting its very own Hajime no Ippo series when.
- The Japanese dwarf flying squirrel (ezo momonga) is native to Japan on Honshu and Kyushu. Here, have some cute animal pics to make your day!
- Here is a tutorial video (from Shotokan too!) for the mawashi uke. Looks so cool ✨ Now imagine this move slapping away a fireball.
- “Fri*z’s and Cra*k’s and Kab*om’s” are references to the Dragon Quest spells of Frizz, Crack, and Kaboom.
- Here is a list of official English translations for the names of various positions in the Japanese government, in case anyone wants it.
- Nicori Douga is a reference to Nico Nico Douga, a sort of Japanese version of Youtube. Here, live comments are streamed across the video itself (ie. instead of being in a separate panel at the side).
- The “lost generation” is the generation who graduated university during the so-called Lost Decade, the period of time between 1991 to 2001 when the Japanese economy was in a period of great economic downturn.
- Height of 172 cm and weight of 85 kg works out to be a BMI of 28.7, which is within the 25.00 – 29.99 category of “Overweight.”
- Here is an attache case that holds ¥100,000,000. The stated size is 45×34×17cm. So now, imagine 15 of these for Kazuhiko’s demonstration.
- I don’t usual include memes in the translation, but this was chat from a livestream, so it seemed appropriate. Hope it got a chuckle out of you.
- I think quite a few already know the “-shi” suffix as a very polite, impersonal suffix used in formal writing and news reports. What you might not have known is that this is also a commonly-used suffix among otaku.
- The saying from Kazuhiko about being 20 and 40 and 50 and so on is possibly a reference to this quote from Confucius (Book II of The Analects):
“The Master says: At 15 I set my heart on learning, at 30 I know where I stood, at 40 I have no more doubts, at 50 I knew the will of Heaven (life’s purpose), at 60 my ears were attuned (i.e. my moral sense was developed), and at 70 I followed my heart’s desire without crossing the line.”
- Sangokushi is a manga series that ran in Comic Tom from 1971 to 1986. It’s a retelling of the Chinese Romance of the Three Kingdoms.
Whoop, that’s it for this time. Not much happened in the world at large, but we got a lot of progress within Dungeon Busters itself. Hope you enjoyed!