Runnnn!!! It's an epic long post!
Well, surprise surprise, I somehow managed to get a lot more done for this post than I'd said I would. It has something to do with feeling more motivated that usual and getting stuck at school for hours with nothing but my laptop for entertainment. And by the way, please know that even if I don't thank you directly for commenting on here, I really appreciate anyone who does- I just don't want to annoy people by making five thank-you posts for every translation post I make.
Please know that you guys rock!
Alot of the English text still needs tweaking before I'll be happy with it, but there shouldn't be too many big changes. You may recognize some previously translated lines. I used those for comparison, but I tried to blind translate them myself, so some of the wording is the same, some is different. Of course, ask me about it if any of the changes bother you, and I can explain, change the lines, etc. And more text means I have way too much to say about these scenes, and way more asking for help.
Yikes!!!!BOSS FIGHT 3
is the last of the boss fights of this type, which is good by me since they tended to have the least interesting dialogue. I don't usually translate 'chan's, but it's in the boss's name, not what someone is calling them, so I figured I'd better keep it in the English as 'Steel-chan'. When Steel-chan says 'summoned' it's from the verb 'ageru' which apparently is a verb used for summoning a geisha.
I could be wrong about my verb interp there, but I guess a waitress is close enough to a geisha to use the same wording. I think the implication here is that Steel-chan is trying to get Goemon riled up over the idea of her bossing around Omitsu. Um... I just realized that ageru shouldn't be past tense, so 'summoned' is wrong. It would be 'summon' or 'will summon' if it's the right verb. And it could also mean 'send away' so that could work too. My brain's used up all it's power for the day, my apologies. Also, should it be "old girl robot" "big girl robot" "great girl robot" or "child girl robot (ie little girl robot)"? Take your pick, but they all seem to work, since it's hard for me to judge whether this robot is supposed to look young or old.YAE AND EBISUMARU 1
I loved this scene and the next one, because they had the funnest text since the intro, in my opinion anyway. INVU (my HTML editing program) didn't like the word 'Japan', but it's a simple thing I'll fix later once I have energy again, LOL! "Oh, just drop it..." may well get changed because I'm not sure how well it works there. Yae's more worried about the situation then Ebi is and I think she just wants to stay on topic (since she changes the subject twice when he starts talking). Hope you can read the red text! There's so little red text in the game that I wanted to keep it red for a similar effect. In the interest of not keeping you in the dark, let me just say that my mind boggles with the possibility that they are not in Japan, but are traveling to it. I thought they were in Japan and had that impression from previous text, but Yae's use of 'ni' after 'Oedo' in these scenes with Ebisumaru seems to make more sense if they are going towards Japan. But I guess you could interpret it as being in Japan.
Also, Goemon and Ebisumaru aren't together after all. Apparently they met at the tea house for some dumplings and then decided to part ways again, despite the fact that the player-change function works now. The minigame following this scene is the only bit where you play as Yae, and it's not the funnest game ever. The screen scrolls upward, and at the end there's a mini-boss. Ebisumaru is supposed to be clinging to Yae as she swims and shoots down enemies, but they didn't make the Ebisumaru sprite clinging to the Yae, I guess because it would look kind of hilarious. Shame! XDYAE AND EBISUMARU 2
Why is Goemon back in Nangoku? Why did they even split up? Beats me. Where there was a sweatdrop in the text, I put "sigh..." in the English, since I can't font that too well and it's the same idea. Is that okay? The last line of dialogue reeks of wrongness, and will probably get changed whether I get suggestions for it or not. I'm not sure it makes sense with Yae leaving right after that. Why do they split up as well? Hm... maybe a good explanation would be they're splitting up to take care of the cat robot infestation in as many places as possible.
Sorry for all the explanations! I hope you enjoyed it anyway!
Next time: Once again I'll try to knock out three scenes before posting- Omitsu's only appearance in the game for one, and both of the Sasuke scenes for the other two.