Kimagure Orange Road
"The Skater's Waltz"
Volume 5, Story 9
WB Volume 3, Story 11
Written and illustrated by Matsumoto Izumi

Translation & full-script typesetting by : Craig H. Nishida
Editing and Additional help by : Paul Hirose
                                 Craig Nishida
                                 Spencer Hastings
                                 Matthew Klippenstein
                                 Jordan Lampe
                                 Leo Hourvitz
                                 Jerry Lee

Comments?  Corrections?  Suggestions?  Please send them to:
     kor-trans@gnu.ai.mit.edu

Last revision : 02-07-95

Comments?  Corrections?  Suggestions?  Please send them to:
     kor-trans@gnu.ai.mit.edu

NOTE: WBp#'s are printed first, Normal manga pages in parenthesis()
NOTE: Translation is done from the WB manga, so there may be a few
      extras to those of you not having them.
      Example: The subtitles on page 223 (179) are only in the WBs!
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p 223 (179)--TITLE PAGE

[Drawn somewhat SD-style, Madoka, Kyousuke and Hikaru stand in kimonos,
 and hold small wooden paddles in their hands.  Madoka looks on as Hikaru
 laughingly uses a brush to paint large black X's on Kyousuke's surprised
 face.]

MAIN TITLE (at top)               ____________     _______
  The Skater's Waltz              suke--ta--zu  -  warutsu

SUB-TITLE (at bottom)
  I Place My Feelings of          KOI suru             KIMOchi       o
  Love in a Shuttlecock.          love/                feeling/mood (O)
                                  fall-in-love-with

                                  HANE         ni   NOse
                                  shuttlecock (IO)  place/put/set/record
                                            ______
                                           _ha--to_      _______
  To Your Heart--a Happy Shot!    anata no  KOKORO  ni   happi--  #SHOT#!
                                  your      heart  (IO)  happy



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p 224 (180)

1
[Tight shot of a New Year's Day feast--all arranged in stacked lacquered
 boxes.]
narration:                        _____                _____
  Dad and the others came         oyaji-tachi     ga   hawai kara
  back from Hawaii...             dad-(and-assoc) (S)  from-Hawaii

                                  KAEtte-kite------
                                  coming-back-home

2
[View pans back to show the Kasuga family seated at the kotatsu , eating.  All except Manami, that is, who stands and serves the food.]
Kyousuke:
  Delicious!                      umai!

Manami: [pleased look]
  Is it?  Is it?                  so--      daro    so-- daro
                                  like-that poss-be

3
Takashi: [smiling]
  Uh-huh.  Indeed, it's Manami,   un  sasuga wa   manami  da     umai
  and so it's delicious.              indeed (T)          it-is  delicious

Manami: [fixing her glasses]
                           e_ hen!

Kurumi: [holding out a box of food]                              ___ ___
  Hey, hey!  Try mine, too!       atashi no mo   tabete-mite--_  ne_ ne_
                                  mine      too  try-and-eat  !    !   !

4
[Manami and Takashi eat.  It doesn't look to be going down too well.]
narration:
  Though it's a little late,      okurebase nagara          wagaYA     wa
  at our house, today--           though-a-little-too-late  one's-home (T)
  January 5th--is New Year's
  Day!                            KYOU   5-KA    ga   o-SHOUGATSU!
                                  today  5th-day (S)  New-Year's-Day

Manami/Takashi:                   __
  Ooh!                            u_

5
Kurumi:
  What?  You're all making        nani yo--    HEN na   KAO    shite
  strange faces...                what         strange  faces  making

                                  minna...
                                  everyone

Kurumi FX:                        _____
                          paku_

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p 225 (181)

1
Kurumi: [face contorted]
  Urrgh!  Th-this is awful!       gie--_   ma mazui
                                       !      taste-bad/unsavory

Manami: [drinking from her glass]
  You can't be saying that        JIBUN de    tsukuttoite
  about food you made.            by-oneself  (= tsukutte-oite) = preparing/
                                                 cooking-(for-future-sake)

                                  sore       wa   nai desho
                                  that-(one) (T)  poss-not-have

2
Kyousuke: [face flushed, eating]
  DELICIOUS!                      umai!

Kyousuke FX:                      ________
                     mogumogu

3
Kurumi: [surprised]
  Ahhhh!  Oniichan's drunk!       a----_    oni--chan  yopparatte-ru
                                       !               is-drunk

Takashi:
  Hey, you're underage!           kora  omae  MISEINEN no kuse      shite!
                                  hey   you   although-are-a-minor  doing

[Kyousuke looks blasted, but continues to eat with a smile.]

Kyousuke FX:                      _____
                             hikku

4
Manami: [irked]
  Dad, you served him the         oto--san ga   nomaseta
  drink!                          father   (S)  was-able-to-serve-a-drink

                                  n desho!
                                  (poss-explan)

Takashi: [smiling]
  Oh?  Is that right?             are?    so-- da      kke
                                  huh     that's-right (musing)

5
[Tight shot of cups and sake bowls on the table.]
Kurumi: [off]
  My New Year's resolution is     atashi no ne--    KOTOSHI   no
  to lose 3 kilos <6.6 lbs>.      my                this-year 's
                                                       ____
                                  ho--fu        wa   3 kiro yaseru  koto
                                  wish/ambition (T)  lose-3-kgs     occurrence

Manami: [off]
  Maybe I should join a club      atashi wa   BU               KATSU
  and do something.               I      (T)  department/club  activity

                                  demo          yaro--    ka naa
                                  or-something  shall-do  I-wonder

6
Manami:
  Oniichan's          oni--chan wa..........
  is...

7
[Isolated shot of Kyousuke's flushed, sweating face.]
Manami: [off]
  ...to quit being so             YUUJUUFUDAN o   yameru  koto!
  indecisive!                     indecisive (O)  stop    matter

narration:
  Shuddup!                        ussee!

8
[Kurumi turns at the sound of...]
phone FX:
                         #RRRR#

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p 226 (182)

1
Kurumi:
  Hello, this is the Kasuga       hai  kochira   KASUGA...    a_!
  residence...  AH!               yes  this-way

2
Kurumi: [smiling]
  Oniichan, it's someone nice.    oni--chan  i-- hito     kara       yo
                                             nice-person  that's-why

3
Kyousuke:
  Y-yes, this is Kyou...          ha hai  KYOU...

4
[A shout sends Kyousuke reeling.]
Hikaru: [off]
  HAPPY NEW YEAR, SEMPAI!         omedeto-- gozaimasu!    sempai

narration:
  H-Hikaru-chan!!                 hi hikaru-chan!!

5
Kyousuke: [flushed and smiling]
  Eh?!  Tomorrow?!  Uh-huh.       e_  ashita?!    un   un   ii yo!
  Uh-huh.  Okay!                   !  tomorrow

6
Kyousuke:
  GREAT!                          yo----shi
                                  ________
  Right on.  What say we go       batchiri                kimete    itcho
  out?                            right-on/no-sweat/A-OK  deciding  what-say

                                  kuridaso--                 kaa
                                  shall-sally-forth/let-out  (?)

narration:
  This year--right from the       KOTOSHI   wa   SHOUGATSU so-- so--
  very start--I'm lucky.          this-year (T)  at-beginning-of-New-Year

                                  tsuite-ru                         naa
                                  be-ringing-(a-bell)/be-in-luck/
                                  be-accompanying

7
[Now off the phone, Kyousuke turns to Manami.]
Kyousuke:                                   ___     ________
  Manami, do you know where       manami    ore no  bureza--  shiranai?
  my blazer is?                             my      blazer    not-know

narration:                                _________
  I can eat at a high-class       KOUKYUU resutoran de      SHOKUJI
  restaurant...!                  at-high-class-restaurant  meal

                                  dekiru  nan-te...!
                                  can-do  or-such

  I've risen above my             korya       yappari    DATSU-
  indecisiveness after all!       this-(one)  after-all  rising-above/removing

                                  YUUJUUFUDAN  da!
                                  indecisive   be

[Manami turns at the sound of...]

phone FX: [off]
                         #RRRR#

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p 227 (183)

1
Manami:
  Yes, this is the Kasuga         hai  kochira   KASUGA...    a...
  residence...  Ahh...            yes  this-way

2
Manami: [smiling]
  Oniichan, it's someone nice.    oni--chan  i-- hito     kara       yo
                                             nice-person  that's-why

3
Kyousuke: [still flushed]
  Yes.                            hai

narration:
  Ayukawa...!!                    AYUKAWA...!!

4
Kyousuke: [smiling]
  Eh?!  Tomorrow?!  Yeah.         e_  ashita?!    un   un   ii yo_!
  Yeah.  Okay!                     !  tomorrow

5
Kyousuke:
  GREAT!                          yo--shi

  What say we go out?             itcho  kuridaso-- kaa
                                         shall-sally-forth/let-out

6
[Again, having hung up, Kyousuke turns to Manami.]
Kyousuke:                                      ___     ________ _______
  Manamiiii.  Do you know         manami~~~~   ore no  suke--to shu--zu
  where my skates are?                         my      skate-shoes

                                  shiranai?
                                  not-know

[Manami stands holding his blazer, looking bewildered by his new request.]

7
[Pov from outside the apartment looking in through a sliding glass balcony
 door.  Kyousuke stands in his bedroom at that glass door, hands pressed
 against it, and looks out with a smile.]
narration:
  What happened to cause          do-- yu-- KAZE no fukimawashi ka
  Ayukawa to ask me to go         what-kind-of-development
  skating...?                                  ________
                                  AYUKAWA ga   suke--to  sasotte-kureru
                                          (S)  skate     invite-(favor-to-me)

                                  nan-te...
                                  or-such

  Okay!  If it's going to be      yoshi!   ko-- nattara           ZETTAI
  like this, then the one thing            when-become-like-this  absoluteness
  I'm absolutely not going to
  do is be indecisive!            YUUJUUFUDAN na  koto    dake wa
                                  indecisive      matter  only (T)

                                  shinai  zo!
                                  not-do

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p 228 (184)

1
[While brushing his teeth, Kyousuke is interrupted by Manami.]
narration:
  The next day...                 YOKUJITSU----

Manami:                                             ________
  Okay, here's your blazer        hai   kotchi ga   bureza--  ISSHIKI
  outfit.                               here   (S)  blazer    a-complete-set
                                                       ________ _______
  And here are the skates.        soshite  kotchi ga   suke--to shu--zu
                                  and      here   (S)  skate-shoes

2
Manami: [hands on hips]
  Where in the world are you      ittai         doko e    iku no  oni--chan
  going, oniichan?                in-the-world  to-where  going

Kyousuke: [toothbrush in mouth]
  'ere...?  What?                 roko           tte.....    nani ga?
                                   = where (quote)     what

3
Manami:
  I don't believe it.  Don't      akiretaa          nan-ni-mo  oboete-nai  no?!
  you remember anything?!         amazed/disgusted  nothing   -remember

Kyousuke: [forced smile]
  Not a bit...                    sappari...
                                  at-all/in-the-least

4
Kyousuke: [rubbing his chin]
 (Hmm...  What in the world...    (hate...    ittai         kore       wa...
                                   hmm        in-the-world  this-(one) (T)

  Is this about?)                 do-- yu-- koto      darou)
                                  what-kind-of-thing  poss-be

5
Manami:                                           ________
  You were invited by             AYUKAWA-san ni  suke--to  SASOwareta
  Ayukawa-san to go skating.      by-Ayukawa      skate     was-invited

                                  n desho
                                  (poss-explan)

Kyousuke: [grinning]
  Oh, yeah...                     a  so-- so--

6
Kurumi:
  Huh?  But weren't you invited   are  hikaru-chan kara  SASOwarete-ta
  by Hikaru-chan?                      by-Hikaru         was-invited

                                  n ja nai      no
                                  (neg-explan)

Kyousuke FX:                      ___
                             ha_

Kyousuke: [looking up at the ceiling and grinning]
  Oh, yeah...                     a  so-- so...

7
[His face takes on a terrified aspect.  Lightning flashes in the background.]
Kyousuke:
 (Oh no!  I was careless...!      (u ukatsu    datta...!  SHINNEN so-- so--
  Right at the start of the          careless  was        at-beginning-of-
  New Year...                                                      New-Year

  Wh-who said he was going to     na nani ga   YUUJUUFUDAN o   yameru da!)
  quit being so indecisive?!)        what (S)  indecisive (O)  stop   be

 (Wh-what'll I do?  I should      (do do-- shiyou     koko       wa
  go with Hikaru-chan since           what-do-I-do    this-place (T)
  I promised her first,
  but...)                         TOUZEN
                                  deservedly/naturally

                                  SAKI ni  YAKUSOKU shita  hikaru-chan to
                                  first    promised        with-Hikaru

                                  iku-beki   na no da     ga......)
                                  should-go     (explan)  but

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p 229 (185)

1
[Panels 1-5 are black-bordered, denoting a dream sequence.  Here, on the ice
 rink, Madoka crashes into Kyousuke, and she lands heavily on top of him.]
collision FX:
                         dosu--n

2
Madoka: [perched over him]
  S-sorry.                        go gomennasai

Kyousuke: [smiling]
  I'll...                         boku ga...

  ...coach you, by carefully      TEtoriASHItori
  leading you, hand and foot.     holding-(a-person)-by-the-hands-&-feet/
                                  with-the-utmost-care-&-kindness/by-force/
                                  with-great-patience
                                  _______
                                  ko--chi shite-ageru  yo
                                  coach-(favor-to-you)



3
Madoka: [leaning in close]
  Then, in return...              ja    atashi mo   okaeshi ni..........
                                  then  I      too  in-return-for

4
Madoka:                           _______
  ...there's something I'd        ko--chi shite-agetai          koto  ga
  like to teach you, too...       want-to-coach-(favor-to-you)  thing (S)

                                  aru  wa
                                  there-is

5
[She approaches for a kiss.  Kyousuke's eyes grow large.]
Madoka:
  ...by taking you, by hand and   TEtoriASHItori...               ne
  foot.                           with-the-utmost-care-&-kindness

6
[Back to reality.  Kyousuke stands flushed, staring blankly up at the
 ceiling.  His sisters watch him.]
Kyousuke:
  T-taking me by hand and         te_...  TEtoriASHItori.....!
  foot...!

Kurumi:
  He's drunk again.               mada   yopparate-ru
                                  again  is-drunk

7
Kyousuke: [with a look of determination]
 (Th-that's right.  This must     (so so-- da    mo--
  not become a repeat of                         already
  Christmas-time!)                __________
                                  kurisumasu no TOKI mitai na koto ni
                                  like-that-Christmas-time

                                  natcha dame      nan da!)
                                  must-not-become  this



narration:
  I'll have to cheat on them!     kakemochi             wa  OMOi       koto
                                  in-2-places-at-1-time (T) intention  matter
                                  

                                  ja nai!

Kyousuke FX:
                      kippari

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p 230 (186)

[A full-figure shot of Madoka is splashed across this entire page,
 overlaying the panels beneath.  She skates in a long-sleeved top, tiny
 white skirt and stockings.]

1
[Exterior shot looking straight up the front of the skating rink building.]

2
[Kyousuke smiles.]
narration:
  I'm glad I came after all!      yappari    kite    yokatta!
                                  after-all  coming  was-good

3
Madoka:
  Kasuga-kun, you mustn't be      KASUGA-kun  korobu  koto    o
  afraid of falling.                          falling matter (O)

                                  kowagatcha dame        yo
                                  (= kowagatte wa dame)
                                     must-not-be-afraid

[He winces.]

narration:                              ___
  Hey!  She's already assumed     hora  ore ga   suberenai to
  that I can't skate!             look  I   (S)  if-not-able-to-skate

                                  KImetsukete-ru!
                                  be-already-deciding

4
[He starts skating with determination.]
narration:
  Being led by the hand by        AYUKAWA ni  TE o hiite-morau no
  Ayukawa is fine...              by-Ayukawa  leading-by-the-hand-(receive-
                                                                     favor)

                                  mo   ii    kedo
                                  too  okay  but
                                                    _____ __
  But once in a while, I'd        tama ni      wa   kakko ii  toko
  like to show her I'm cool,      occasionally (T)  cool      occasion
  too!
                                  mo   misetai!
                                  too  want-to-display

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p 231 (187)

1
[Tight shot of his skates on the ice surface.]
Kyousuke skate FX:                _____
                          sha--

2
[He smiles and skates back towards Madoka, who stands and watches him.]
narration:                        _chikara_
  If I use the Power, I look      NOURYOKU  o TSUKAeba  hore  kono to--ri!
  like this!                      if-use-Power          look  like-this/
                                                              as-you-see

3
Madoka: [merrily]
  Whaat?  If you try...           naan da  yareba...
                                  what     if-do

4
[Her eyes widen in surprise.]
Madoka:
  ...you can...                   de...
                                   = can-do

5
[Her pov of a frightfully close and rocketing Kyousuke.  He has a fearsome
 look of terror on his face.]
Kyousuke:
  !!                              !!



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p 232 (188)

1
[Another pov as he hurtles toward her.  Madoka cringes.]
Kyousuke:
  WAHHHHH!                        wa~~~~~~

narration:
  Arggg!  I c-can't stop!!        gege_  to tomarenai!!

2
[A panel of stars, rockets, a palm tree, a skull-and-crossbones and a
 screwdriver.]

3
[Tight shot of legs.  He lies on top of her.]
narration:                        _chikara_
  It's impossible, after all,     NOURYOKU  ni tayotte bakari  ja
  to only rely on the Power.      by-just-relying-on-the-Power (T)

                                  do--shite mo  MURI                 ga  aru
                                  in-the-end    impossible/unnatural (S) is

Madoka:
  Owww...                         itata...

4
Kyousuke:                         ___
  Ah!  S-sorry.                   ha_    go gomen

Madoka: [dazed]
  Grr...  Still need more work    moo...  yappari    madamada   dame    ne
  after all.                              after-all  much-more  no-good

5
[She smiles and playfully wraps her arms tightly around his neck.]
Madoka:
  Today I'll give you lots of     KYOU  wa   tappuri
  coaching...                     today (T)  fully/amply
                                  _______
                                  ko--chi shite-ageru...
                                  coach-(favor-to-you)

Kyousuke heartbeat FX:            _____
                          doki_

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p 233 (189)

1
narration:                                    _______
  "L-lots of coaching..."?!       ta tappuri  ko--chi tte......?!
                                     fully    coach   (quote)

Kyousuke heartbeat FX:            ____ ____ ____
               doki doki doki

2
[He starts to get up, helping her up at the same time.]
Kyousuke:
  I-I'm sorry.  Can you stand?    go gomen  tateru?
                                     sorry  stand

3
[He gets a nice close look at her miniskirt, which rises to give him a
 slight glimpse of her panties.]

4
[He blushes, wide-eyed...]
crows-in-background FX:
                            kaa_

5
[...and slips, crashing down hard on top of her.]
Madoka:
  AH!                             a_

Kyousuke/Madoka FX:
                           tsuru_

Madoka/ice FX:                    _____
                           dote_

6
Madoka: [irate, yelling]
  Wh-where are you                do doko   sawatte   n no yo----_
  touching...?!                      where  touching

Kyousuke/Madoka FX:               _____
                          zawa_

Kyousuke: [angry, yelling]
  B-but I can't help it...        so sonna koto          ittatte.........
                                     that-kind-of-thing  even-though-say

[Other skaters stop to watch.]

7
crowd FX:                         ________
                           jirojiro

Madoka:                           ___
  Ah!                             ha_

8
[Isolated shot of two jerks who stand and watch...]
crowd: [off]                      ________
  Ha ha ha ha.                    hahahaha
                                  _______
  Oh no!  What are those          yada--_    nani  ano futari
  two...?                                    what  those-2-people

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p 234 (190)

1
[Isolated shot of part of the crowd as they watch events off-panel.]
Madoka hand FX: [off]             ______
                           patsu_

2
[She skates off, leaving him lying on the ice, a hand to his injured cheek.]
Madoka:                            ____
 (Idiot!)                         (baka!)

Madoka skate FX:                  ______
                          sha--_

Kyousuke cheek FX:                _____
                         ji--n

3
[He skates off, hand still on his cheek.]
Kyousuke:
 (Urrrgh.  Oh boy...)             (a--a  yareyare......)

narration:
  Okay!  Now's my chance...       yoshi!    IMA no  uchi ni...
                                            now 's  within

4
[Shot of the locker room.  A pair of skates sits above an open locker.  There
 is no sign of Kyousuke.]
Kyousuke: [off]
 (Now, okay...)                   (kore de        yoshi...   to)
                                   with-this/now  all-right

sign:                             ____
  Coun...                    kaun...

  Emergency...                    HIJOU...  
                                  emergency 

5
[He stands in his blazer.]
Kyousuke FX:                      _______
                      kiriri_
  

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p 235 (191)

1
[Full-length shot of Hikaru, standing pretty in a lovely dress.]

2
[He smiles.]
narration:
  I'm glad I came after all...    yappari    kite    yokatta------
                                  after-all  coming  was-good

3
[Exterior shot of the "Vermilion Suns" restaurant.]

4
[Interior shot of the restaurant.  It is only about a third full.]
Kyousuke: [off]
  Wowww!  How come you chose      uwa--_    do--shite  mata     konna ni
  such a high-class place?        wow  !    why        as-well  so-(much)

                                  KOUKYUU na tokoro o   ERAnda  no?
                                  high-class-place (O)  chose

Hikaru: [off]
  Because...                      datte.....

5
Hikaru: [thoughtful]
  I could finally begin doing     atashi  yo--yaku  otona no
  adult things.                   I       finally   adult

                                  NAKAMAIri             ga   dekita
                                  join-in/be-a-party-to (S)  was-able-to

                                  n desu
                                  (explan)

6
[Kyousuke, trying to drink, goes bug-eyed.]
Kyousuke drink FX:                _____
                          bufu_

Hikaru: [blushing, hands to cheeks]
  Kya!  How embarrassing!         kya_  hazukashi_!

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p 236 (192)

1
[Panels 1-2 are of Kyousuke and Hikaru, respectively.  Facial portraits--
 they face each other.]
narration:
 "Doing adult things...?!"        otona no  NAKAMAIri             tte------?!
                                  adult     join-in/be-a-party-to (quote)

2
Hikaru:
 (This year I'll be in            (atashi mo   KOTOSHI   wa
  2nd year of junior high!         I      too  this-year (T)

                                  CHUUGAKU 2-NENSEI!
                                  2nd-year-of-jr-high

  I'll have kouhais  too, and should act
  a bit more like an adult.)      SUKOshi         wa   otona ppoku
                                  young/small/few (T)  adult-like

                                  naranakucha)
                                  (= naranakute-wa)
                                     should-be

3
[Panels 3-4 are similar to 1-2.]
Kyousuke: [smiling in relief]
 (I see...!                       (so-- ka......!

  Hikaru-chan hasn't been to      hikaru-chan mada       datta  no ka)
  one yet?)                                   -yet  was       (?)

Kyousuke FX:                      _____
                          niko_

4
Hikaru FX:                        _____
                          niko_

Hikaru:
 (Anyway, this year I'm           (tonikaku  KOTOSHI   wa
  going chic.)                     anyway    this-year (T)
                                  ______
                                  shikku ni iku  n da)
                                  go-chic        (explan)

5
Kyousuke/Hikaru: [toasting their glasses]
  Kampaaai!  

6
[Tight shot of a fork and knife working on a stuffed shrimp.]

7
[View pans back.  Hikaru has sent the shrimp flying off onto the floor.]
Hikaru:
  Oh no!                          ikene_!
                                  

, showing that her speech still
 needs a little more "chic" polishing...>

stuffed shrimp FX:                _____
                           poro_

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p 237 (193)

1
[As Kyousuke looks off to the side, she searches about the room.]
Hikaru FX:                        __________
                            kyorokyoro

2
[Tight shot of her foot as she kicks the shrimp under the table.]
Hikaru foot FX:                   ___
                            pon

3
[It lands on Kyousuke's shoe.]
Kyousuke's shoe/shrimp FX:        _____
                           pito_

4
[Hikaru forces a smile and politely covers her mouth with a hand.]
Hikaru:                           ________
  Ho ho ho ho.                    hohohoho



Kyousuke: [looking down]
  Huh?                            n?

5
Hikaru: [rising]
  Excuse me for a moment!         chotto  SHITSUREI!
                                  a-bit   rudeness

6
[Tight shot of an open book.]
book: [stem]                                  _________   ______
  A Collection of High-Class      KOUKYUU     resutoran   tabu--  -SHUU
  Restaurant Taboos.              high-class  restaurant  taboos   collection

  Written by: Hirono Mitsuru      HIRONO     MITSURU           -CHO
                                      written-by

book: [front face]                   _________   ______
                                restaurant  taboos   collection

                                  HIRONO     MITSURU           -CHO
                                      written-by
                                                  ______
  ...your  ...manners             ...anata no  ...mana--  wa
                                     your         manners (T)

  ...big mistake!!                ...OUMACHIGAi!!
                                     big-mistake

book: [back face]                             ________
  High-class restaura...          KOUKYUU     resutora...
                                  high-class  restaur

                       <3-kanji>...

                                  _______
  French cuisine.                 furansu  RYOU
                                  France   cooking

  Great  Hirono.       DAI/OU    HIRONO
                                  great            

7
[View pans back to show Hikaru leaning back against a wall in the ladies room,
 open book in her hands.  She smiles.]
Hikaru:
 (I'm not used to places like     (ko-- yu-- BASHO     narete-nai      kara
  this.                            this-kind-of-place  am-not-used-to  since

  Sure makes me tense.)           kincho-- suru      na--)
                                  be-strained/tense

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p 238 (194)

1
[Back at the rink, Madoka has gone looking for Kyousuke.  She goes out the
 front entrance.]
door hinge FX:                    ____
                         kii_

Madoka:
 (Really, where has that guy      (mattaku  aitsu     doko   itta  n darou)
  gone?)                           really   that-guy  where  gone (poss-explan)

2
[From behind, a punk rests his meaty paw on her shoulder.  She starts in
 surprise.]
punk 1:                           ___ ___ ___ ___
  Heh! Heh! Heh! Heh!             fu_ fu_ fu_ fu_

  Little lady, it looked like     ojo--chan    sakki              wa   totemo
  you were having a lot of        little-lady  a-little-while-ago (T)  quite
  fun a little while ago,
  hmm?!                           TANOshi       so-- datta    ne----_
                                  fun/pleasant  looked-as-if  (rhet)!
                                                 ___
  Why don't you play with us      KONDO     wa   ore-tachi tomo
  now?!                           this-time (T)  including-us

                                  ASOnde-kunnai       ka na----_
                                  (= ASOnde-kuranai)  I-wonder !
                                     not-play-(favor-to-me)

3
[Madoka portrait--surprise.]

4
[Madoka portrait--resolve and irritation.]

5
[She turns and slaps the offending hand away.]
Madoka:
  Let go of me!                   hanase yo!

Madoka hand FX:                   ______
                           patsu_

6
punk 1:
  Heh heh heh!  A lively one.     hehehe_    GENKI      no  ii koto
                                        !    energy/pep 's  good-thing
                                  ___
  I like these kinds of girls.    ore  ko-- yu-- ne--chan     SUki  nan da
                                  I    this-kind-of-oneechan  like  that-is

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p 239 (195)

1
[Madoka slams back against a wall and winces.]
Madoka/wall FX:                   ___
                            don

2
[She leans there, wide-eyed, as the 3 punks approach.]
punk 2:                           ___ ___ ___ __ ___ ___ ___ __
  Heh! Heh! Heh! Heh.             he_ he_ he_ he he_ he_ he_ he
  Heh! Heh! Heh! Heh.

3
[Back at the restaurant, Kyousuke watches wide-eyed as Hikaru attacks the
 fish on her plate.]
Kyousuke:
 (Hikaru-chan eats pretty         (hikaru-chan zuibun  taberu no HAYAi na...)
  quickly...)                                  very    eating-quickly

Hikaru: [angry and exasperated]
 (Arrrgh.  This is starting to    (e--i  moo  iraira shite-kita)
  irritate me.)                          now  started-to-get-irritated

Hikaru knife/fork FX:             _____ _____
                     kacha kacha

Hikaru FX: 
                     iraira

4
[Isolated shot of the floor under the table--a large pile of food has
 accumulated there.]

5
Hikaru: [standing, angry]
  Grr...  I give up!              mo--  yameta_!

Hikaru FX:                        ______
                           gatan_

Hikaru:
 (It seems I'm not suited for     (yappari    atashi ni  wa
  this sort of place after         after-all  me    (IO) (contrast)
  all.)
                                  ko-- yu-- tokoro    muite-nai      mitai)
                                  this-kind-of-place  not-be-suited  seems

6
[A grey panel with large speech bubble.]
Hikaru: [off]                             ________
  SEMPAI, WHY DON'T WE GO         sempai  suke--to  demo          ikimasen ka!!
  SKATING?!!                              skate     or-something  not-go   (?)

7
[Kyousuke goes bug-eyed and gags on a bone.]

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p 240 (196)

1
[Outside, on the sidewalk, Hikaru merrily races off.  Kyousuke stands
 hesitant.]
Hikaru:
  Come on.  Let's go, let's go.   sa--    ikimasho  ikimasho

narration:                                    ______
  There are the movies, disco     EIGA  toka  disuko toka  iroiro
  and several other things--so    movie or    disco  or    several/various
  why skating, too...?
                                  aru        no ni        do--shite
                                  are-there  even-though  why
                                        ________
                                  mata  suke--to  nan-ka...
                                  also  skate     somehow

Kyousuke:                              ________
  Say, instead of skating...      nee  suke--to  nan-ka   yori  mo...
                                  say  skate     somehow  than  also

2
[Hikaru stops and looks back at him in surprise.]
Hikaru:                           ________
  Is there something              suke--to  ja nai ka
  troublesome about going         skate     is-not (?)
  skating?
                                  tsugo-- no WARUi koto           demo
                                  inconvenient/unsuitable-matter  or-something

                                  aru       n desu   ka?
                                  there-is  (explan) (?)

Kyousuke FX:                      _____
                          biku_

3
Kyousuke: [solemnly]
  N-no.  It's just that it's      i iya  tada         korondara
  cold if you fall, and...          no   only/merely  if-fall

                                  tsumetai  shi...
                                  cold      and-besides

  The people around you laugh     mawari no HITO ni      mo   WARAwareru
  at you, too...                  by-surrounding-people  too  be-laughing

                                  shi...
                                  and-besides

Hikaru: [bright-faced]
  OH!                             a

4
Hikaru:                                      ____ ________
  I see.  There's ice-skating,    so-- ka    aisu suke--to tte
  too!                                       ice-skating   (quote)

                                  TE   mo   aru       no ne!
                                  way  too  there-is

Kyousuke: [incredulous]
  Huh?!                           ha_?!

5
[Isolated shot of trees, sidewalk and street signs.]
Hikaru: [off]                             ________________
  I meant *roller* skating,       atashi  ro--ra--suke--to no  tsumori
  but that sounds more            I       roller-skating       intention
  interesting...!
                                  datta  n da      kedo
                                  was    (explan)  but

                                  sotchi   no ho-- ga omoshiroso-- desu  ne--_
                                  that-way    seems-more-interesting

6
Kyousuke: [embarrassed and laughing]            ___
  Oh, that's right.  I...         a  so-- da    ore...   suberenai    n da
  Can't skate.                                  I        can't-skate  (explan)

7
Hikaru: [beaming, winking and with a thumbs-up]
  DON'T WORRY!  I'll teach        DAIJOUBU!   atashi ga   OSHIete-agemasu!!
  you!!                                       I      (S)  teach-(favor-to-you)

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p 241 (197)

1
[Exterior shot of the front of the skating rink building.]
Kyousuke: [off]
  H-Hikaru-chan...                hi hikaru-chan

2
[Kyousuke and Hikaru take to the ice.  Kyousuke chases after her.]
Kyousuke:
  Better not go that way...       sotchi no ho-- wa   ikanai  ho-- ga...
                                  that-way       (T)  not-go  better

Kyousuke FX:                      _____
                         sui--

Hikaru: [looking back at him]
  Huh?  Didn't you say you        ara  SEMPAI  subereru  ja nai  desu ka
  couldn't skate, Sempai?         huh          skate        not       (?)

3
[Kyousuke sees that Hikaru is about to overtake and collide with Madoka.]
Kyousuke:
  Look out!!                      abunai_!!

4
[Kyousuke portrait--fear.]
Kyousuke:
  !                               !

5
[His pov of the back of Madoka as she skates ahead.]
narration:
  AYUKAWA!!                       AYUKAWA!!

6
[Kyousuke zips in front of Hikaru, blocking her from running up against the
 back of Madoka.]
narration:
  A-anything but that!!           so sore dake  wa_!!
                                     only-that  (T)

Kyousuke:
  WAIT!                           matta!

Kyousuke skate FX:                ____
                          sha_

7
[Hikaru turns abruptly...]
Hikaru:                                             _____
  My shoes don't fit so well.     do--mo   kutsu no saizu ga   awanai  na--
                                  somehow  shoe  's size  (S)  not-fit

narration:
  EH?!!                           e_!!

[...but Kyousuke--still looking at Hikaru--continues in the same direction,
 straight for Madoka's back.]

Kyousuke skate FX:                _________
                   su------i

Hikaru skate FX:                  ___
                         ja_

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p 242 (198)

1
[His pov of the smiling Hikaru as she races off the ice rink.]
Hikaru:
  I'll be gone for a bit to       chotto  kutsu  torikaete-kima--su
  change my shoes...              a-bit   shoe   come-&-get-back/make-good

2
[More stars and rocket ships...]
collision FX:                     ________
                        doshi~~n!

3
Kyousuke: [perched over girl]
  S-sorry!                        go gomen!

guys:
  Oh!  It's that niichan          o  mata   ano   ni--chan  da  ze
  again!                             again  that  oniichan  is

girl:
  Wh-what's with you?             na nani yo--    anta
                                     what         you

4
[Kyousuke's pov of the girl.  It isn't Madoka.  Just some girl wearing the
 exact same clothes.]

5
narration:
  Wr-wrong person...!             hi...HITO    chigai   ka------!
                                       person  mistaken (musing)

6
[Outside lies the twisted wreckage of what once was a group of punks.
 Looks like they'll be requiring the services of skilled neurosurgeons,
 orthodontists and tailors.]

7
[None the worse for wear, Madoka re-enters the skating rink building.]
Madoka:                            ___
 (Hmmph!  Not even worth          (fun!   KUCHI   hodo    ni  mo    nai)
  mentioning.)                     hmmph  speech  extent (IO) even  not-there

8
[Madoka portrait--surprise.]

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p 243 (199)

1
[She stands and surveys Kyousuke perched atop the girl.  Kyousuke's face
 contorts.]
Kyousuke:
  ..........  ..........!         ..........  ..........!
  ..........!!                    ..........!!

2
[Madoka portrait--amused smile.]

3
[Blushing, Kyousuke rises and approaches her.]
narration:
  Despite the fact it's only      SHINNEN so-- so--         mata
  the start of the new year,      at-beginning-of-New-Year  again
  I'm being indecisive
  again...                        shite-mo        YUUJUUFUDAN  de
                                  even-tho-doing  indecisive   being
                                  _____
  *Sorry*!                        gomennasai!
                                  sorry

Kyousuke: [pointing back at the other girl]
  She's only someone I bumped     kono HITO    to wa     tada
  into...                         this-person  (define)  merely

                                  butsukatte......
                                  colliding-(with)/bumping-(into)

[Madoka raises her eyes.]

4
[She gives him a shove and skates off.]
Madoka:
  Who cares!                      shiranai!
                                  not-know

Madoka FX:
                   suta suta

Madoka hand FX:                   ___
                            don

Kyousuke: [flying backward]
  Ah!                             a

5
[Hikaru races back to find Kyousuke sitting nervously on a seat at the edge
 of the rink.]
Hikaru:                           ___ ____
  YOO-HOO, SEMPAI!                ya_ ho--  sempai!

sign:                                ______
  ounter                       ...unta--

  Concession                      BAITEN
                                  booth/stand

narration:
  This year, I'll have to         kono SEIKAKU      KOTOSHI   wa
  do something about this         this-personality  this-year (T)
  personality of mine!
                                  nan-toka                    shinai to  ne!
                                  somehow/one-way-or-another  if-not-do

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