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10 December 2005 @ 02:17 pm
Brief Chapter 54 Translation.  
Some of the folks here were asking for a translation for Chapter 54, so I obliged.

This is just a brief translation designed to let you know what happened in Chapter 54 without any of the details, so it's pretty sketchy.

My Japanese isn't that great, and so I apologize if any of this is translated incorrectly. Please bitchslap me and correct me if it is.



Title of Chapter: Kusha no Akaki: A Fool's Battle

Ed and Al: Are you Hoenheim?!

Father: ...The Elric Brothers?

Ed and Al: -spaz out-

Father: Hmm... -restores Al's hand and heals Ed's wounds-

Ed and Al: ...Whaaaa?!

Ling: -pulls sword on Father-

Ed: Don't!

Ed, Al, Ling: -attack Father, are defeated-

Scar and Mei: -hear noises- ...

Hoenheim: -sees some sort of disruption in the distance, stares-

Hoenheim's companion: What is it?

Hoenheim: ...Nothing. -keeps on walking-

Ed and Al: -clap hands to use alchemy-

-nothing happens-

...We can't use alchemy?!!

Envy: -pins Ed and Al down-

Ling: Ed!! Al!!

Gluttony: -eats Ling's sword, pins him down-

Ed: Envy...I thought...you...

Father: -looks at Ling, takes out Philosopher's Stone from his forehead-

Al: The red...!

Father: ...Greed's barriers have been opened...with the power of this stone, you can become him...

Ed and Al: No!! Ling! -clap hands together again in an attempt to use alchemy, devastated when it doesn't work-

Ed: Dammit! Envy, let go...!

-remembers gun, pulls it out on Envy-

Envy: That won't work, o-chibi-san...

Ed: ...

Ling: Ed!! It's okay! Don't do it! (Literally, "Lower your hand!" or "Don't help me!")

Ed: Ling...what...?

Father: Oh...so you wish to become my Greed? Interesting. -drops Stone into Ling's wound-

Ling: -whole bloody process of turning into Greed blah blah blah-

Alright, you bastard, go ahead and take this body!!

-finishes, sits up-

Ed: ...Ling...?

Ling: Hahahahaha...thanks for this body...Father!

Chapter 55 out on January 12th!

-end of chapter-

...Oh, Arakawa, how you destroy me. Liiiiiiing~~!!1wun! T___T

Edit: Father's last line before dropping the stone into Ling's wound and Ling's "bastard line" are thanks to acdragonmaster.

Edit again, wut: Some help with Father's "you can become Greed blahdy blah blah blah line" thanks to lord_pachi.




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X-posted to hagaren_manga.
 
 
Keep on Rockin' in MIDGAR: LINGRAN YAYcoyul on December 10th, 2005 10:35 pm (UTC)
;;;___;;;
r_enoah on December 10th, 2005 10:36 pm (UTC)
I know. T________________T

-wibbles-
(no subject) - coyul on December 10th, 2005 10:37 pm (UTC) (Expand)
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(no subject) - coyul on December 10th, 2005 10:46 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - r_enoah on December 10th, 2005 10:47 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Tiny Destroyer of Humankind: angsty!Edsquirrelarmy on December 10th, 2005 10:39 pm (UTC)
Ling: Ed!! It's okay! Lower your hand!

Ed: Ling...what...?


I really, REALLY have to agree with Ed here. WTF, Ling?
r_enoah on December 10th, 2005 10:41 pm (UTC)
Oh god. I've just finished the process of dying while waiting for 54, and now I have to start all over again for 55.

'Tis the sad legacy of the fangirl.
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buraha on December 10th, 2005 10:58 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the translation!

I mourn deeply for the real Ling (if he is indeed "dead"), but man, this was such an awesome plot twist. If he's anything like the old Greed, that'd be really cool.

Go Arakawa-sensei!!! (I hope I'm not the only one who feels like that)
r_enoah on December 10th, 2005 11:12 pm (UTC)
Don't worry, you're not. XD

I personally believe that Ling will still be Ling...mostly because I can't bring myself not to.
(no subject) - xerne on December 10th, 2005 11:27 pm (UTC) (Expand)
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Azirailovesquee on December 10th, 2005 11:10 pm (UTC)
Oh noes!!! Ling! :crys:
r_enoah on December 10th, 2005 11:12 pm (UTC)
-patpat-
(no subject) - ilovesquee on December 10th, 2005 11:14 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Katninja_demongirl on December 10th, 2005 11:36 pm (UTC)
lol newbie here who thinks that chapters awesome >)
r_enoah on December 10th, 2005 11:46 pm (UTC)
Long-time fan here who agrees. XD
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(no subject) - r_enoah on December 10th, 2005 11:55 pm (UTC) (Expand)
ACacdragonmaster on December 11th, 2005 12:15 am (UTC)
Just some notes
Ling's shout of "te wo dasu na!" is basically "te wo dasu" (lit. "to reach out one's hand", more or less a way of saying "to help") put with a negative, in the sense of a command. So he's telling Ed "don't do it!" and such. It's one of those lines that a litteral translation tends to not carry across the meaning as well.

And since I already bothered translating these bits in a comment elsewhere, part of the dialogue relating to Ling becoming Greed-

Father's last comments before putting the stone in Ling: "Oh... so you wish to become my Greed? Interesting."

Greed's comments to Ling were making fun of him for being a child, and commenting that Ling had a nice body. Ling's response is "All right you greedy thing, go ahead and take this body!"
r_enoah on December 11th, 2005 12:20 am (UTC)
Re: Just some notes
Thanks! You're obviously much more proficient than I am. I'll make some changes. ^ ^;

My third-rate Japanese was only meant to give everyone a brief overview, anyway.
Re: Just some notes - acdragonmaster on December 11th, 2005 12:30 am (UTC) (Expand)
Re: Just some notes - r_enoah on December 11th, 2005 12:37 am (UTC) (Expand)
Re: Just some notes - acdragonmaster on December 11th, 2005 04:54 am (UTC) (Expand)
ᶜ ᵃ ˡ ᵉtumut on December 11th, 2005 01:10 am (UTC)
LING = GREED = WERE SCREWED.
r_enoah on December 11th, 2005 02:08 am (UTC)
Touche. XD
(no subject) - ragweedtd on December 11th, 2005 03:16 am (UTC) (Expand)
diidesdinasi on December 11th, 2005 01:21 am (UTC)
T.T

Ling = yes.
Greed = yes.
Ling + Greed = just not right.
r_enoah on December 11th, 2005 02:08 am (UTC)
I still haven't gotten over the shock, either. ;-;
meopat on December 11th, 2005 01:56 am (UTC)
Oh, the drama. :D Huzzah for Arakawa-sensei. XD

Ling has pretty homunculus eyes though.
r_enoah on December 11th, 2005 02:09 am (UTC)
Agreed. Hell, I seem to agree with all you guys. O_o;
darkangelnayru on December 11th, 2005 02:10 am (UTC)
^ I totally agree with you...
This is gonna be an interesting plot twist..I wonder how everyone else's reaction to this will be...
r_enoah on December 11th, 2005 02:16 am (UTC)
"ZOMG LING AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGH OH GOD OH GOD OH GOD SPAZ OUT!!!11111"

I'd say. :D
jubilee 究裨理 / 樹琵理慰jubileerain on December 11th, 2005 02:15 am (UTC)
WOAH!! What just went on in this chapter? ::is still in shock:: & we still don't know the relationship between Father & Hohenheim ::wrings hands nervously::
r_enoah on December 11th, 2005 02:17 am (UTC)
Yes, but at least we know that Father is not Hoho-papa now. No matter what OMG MAD SKILLZ Father has, he can't be two people at once.
(no subject) - jubileerain on December 11th, 2005 02:57 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - r_enoah on December 11th, 2005 03:12 am (UTC) (Expand)
Nakonakotaco on December 11th, 2005 02:26 am (UTC)
ZOMG mon amour. Waaaah. So Jesus isn't actually Hohenheim, then? *confused* Or something. Possibly this will all make more sense when I have a full translation. Possibly not.

;__; Liiiiiiiiiing...
r_enoah on December 11th, 2005 02:29 am (UTC)
omg r u enzaltingu mah trazreiteeon skeelz?!1/!!!1` >=OOOOOOOOOOOO

...Jaysus Hoho, I'm a n00b. :D
(no subject) - nakotaco on December 11th, 2005 03:00 am (UTC) (Expand)
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miki05 on December 11th, 2005 02:46 am (UTC)
SWEET JESUS. O_O So Ho-ho papa WAS different than Father!?
r_enoah on December 11th, 2005 02:47 am (UTC)
Yep. :D

...To be honest, in the weeks leading up to this chapter I had gone through every theory in my head so many time that I wouldn't have been surprised if Father was Mickey Mouse. XD
(no subject) - miki05 on December 11th, 2005 03:07 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - r_enoah on December 11th, 2005 03:09 am (UTC) (Expand)
Emi: Hold on [edxwinry]meowkittykat986 on December 11th, 2005 03:13 am (UTC)
I was in a total fit of distress by the end of this chapter. LINGGGG HOW COULD YOU??????????????

I hope Arakawa has something good planned. (What am I saying? She always does!) And that Ling's going to be ok and go back to his old self because Greed is too horrible to be in wonderful Ling's body. ;_;
r_enoah on December 11th, 2005 03:22 am (UTC)
I find it unlikely that Ling will ever be able to be...un-Greed'd, for lack of a better word, but remember, just because he's a Homunculus doesn't mean that he's not still Ling!!

And yes, I prefer to leave all my worldly ties in Arakawa's hands. XD
lord_pachi: roy_barlord_pachi on December 11th, 2005 03:29 am (UTC)
Father: With the power of this stone...you can become...Greed...

Actually, at the part he says something like, "Just now....Greed's home/barrier has been opened", as a rough translation. In context, it could be understood to mean, "In this person I've found a new place for Greed". I'm not entirely positive but.....that's just my two cents. ^^
r_enoah on December 11th, 2005 03:34 am (UTC)
I'm a bit too tired at the moment to check back on this, but I do remember that at some point during that "scene" Father mentioned "ishi no chikara", and it sounded so good that I had to put it in. But thanks anyway, I'll make some changes to accompany both!
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