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Daijiten Bio's

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Mar 28 2015, 03:40 PM #1

I am currently working on translating a lot of the Daijiten (it is a huge book with a ton of stuff!!) This thread is going to be fore the Bio's for the troopers, masho, Kaosu, Arago, Kayura, Nasuti, Jun, and Byakuen. The Troopers each have two pages, the Masho one page each, and then the last six are bunched onto the last two pages.

Now, it may seem as if I am adding some 'editor's notes' or something like that in these, but I am not. Everything that is in these posts are in the book. Any note that I do make will either be in parenthases or in seperate posts.

Ok! I hope you guys enjoy!!
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Mar 28 2015, 03:53 PM #2

TROOPER'S SIGHT Character's Introductions

Ryo 遼

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Sanada Ryo

August 15th 1973 Blood Type O

165cm/5'4Ó 57kg/125lbs

Birthplace Yamanashi Prefecture, in a log house styled home deep in the mountains


When Ryo met Baykuen, who could sense ones's heart, he saw that he had a honest heart. If we said that on the contrary, it is because he was that kind of boy that Byakuen was able to notice him.

But on the other hand, he is stubborn. He's not good with socializing with people. He is also has the characteristics of an O type Leo. He thinks of himself as genuine, he likes to push himself on, but he feels he can't communicate with skillful people. After all, he does say, ÒWHY?!Ó Maybe having a heart of ÒBenevolenceÓ is a burden.

In the armoring up scenes of Rekka and Kikkoutei, His face looks like he has to endure a lot of anguish. There are a variety of tragic things like this in this production. This was Ikeda's idea, he wanted that kind of thing drawn.

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Sanada Ryo

Family Structure

Father: As for work, he's an wildlife photographer. He was the successor to the Sanada family, but left because he did not like the rigid customs of the family. As a result of being a photographer, one day, he met a white tiger and followed him. He would often be away from his home, so that he could concentrate on the character of his photography subjects. He raised Ryo in a laissez-faire way.

Mother: Died when Ryo was a child.

Siblings: None

How he got the yoroi

Ryo ran across Byakuen 3 times, in 1977, 1980, and 1983, but they had already met by then. It was Byakuen who had saved a young Ryo who had been injured on the mountain. To deal with the coming threat of the Youjakai, Kaosu and Byakuen went searching for humans with ÒspiritÓ. Only one person passed their judgement, Ryo. Byakuen was pleased with Ryo because he had a heart that understood nature. When he saw Ryo, Kaosu gave him the yoroi. The armor of ÒBenevolenceÓ Rekka. This all happened one year before he went to Shinjuku to face Arago.

Life

He had a normal upbringing. He lived deep in the mountains, so he really didn't care about how he dressed. In episode 1 he's wearing a sweatshirt, jeans, and sneakers, but it seems that's his best.

Sports & Hobbies

His best sport is soccer. Having grown up in the mountains, he had strong legs, so soccer suited him. He likes whack-a-mole. This is because when he first went to Shinjuku and into an arcade he played whack-a-mole. He might be a little pathetic... As for hobbies, he likes trekking (walking in the mountains). But, does walking around and to and from his house actually a hobby?

Dislikes

Shaved ice and Interviews... I can understand interviews, but why doesn't he like shaved ice?

People he respects

Sakamoto Ryoma & Miyamoto Musashi

The Reason Ryo became Team Leader

For the people called Samurai, the teaching of confucianism was important. Within the teachings of confucianism, the most important thing that was taught was the heart of ÒJinÓ. I don't think Jin can be merely defined as benevolence, but harmony and personal development are a part of it. For Ryo to have this kind of ÒJinÓ was essential for him to become the team leader.

In addition, in episode 1 when Nasuti and Jun were taken hostage, Ryo put his weapons together and finished things. At that time, the other four could only raise their voice in surprise. The four felt as if they were no match for something like Ryo's heart of Jin. ÒThere's no way we can do that...Ó In this way, regardless of his mental level, Ryo became the leader of the five. This is also the reasoning behind why the Kikoutei chose him.
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Mar 29 2015, 11:25 PM #3

Thanks for the translations! These are really interesting. I feel like I know Ryo better now, though I always maintained he liked soccer.

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Mar 29 2015, 11:48 PM #4

I loved the fact that the writer of this file called him pathetic and questioned the authencitiy of his hobby. XD Personally I always knew Ryo was from the mountains, but for some reason now, I now realize just how isolated and clueless the boy was at first. I can imagine all the guys having moments with him, having to pull him aside and explain something to him. Poor guy. *huggles Ryo*
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Mar 30 2015, 04:18 PM #5

His bluntness in dealing with Jun and Nasutei early on speaks to Ryo's general 'out of touch' attitude; like when they visit Jun's house and he makes the comment that it's pointless to water plants that are nearly dead. It's not that he's clueless as to how Jun feels, he's just kinda... tellin' it like it is at a not so great time.

It's interesting to note that the file points that he's not a perfect fit for his virtue, the way someone like Seiji seems to be. He's awkward and has to learn his way around his virtue, and it's a very human approach to the character to consider that while Kaos saw the potential for Ryo to live up to his virtue early on, it sure as hell wasn't all that obvious when he started out.

(I see a lot of Zuko-style-self-conscious-ranting-to-himself early on, happening off screen. Nasutei pretends not to notice.)

These are great, Celestial Tiger, I can't wait to see the rest!
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Apr 1 2015, 02:15 AM #6

Oo, thanks for putting this up, Tiger!

I like the part where it says Ryo feels like he can't communicate with skillful people; I take that as, not that he has low self esteem, but he has modesty, humility. It fits in with the idea that he has trouble with finding his jin, at first; he thinks of himself as just an average kid, nothing special, no particular stand-out skills or traits. Not rich, not especially smart, not famous or popular, and a little ill at ease among people. And he's supposed to help save the world? To fight evil? Okay, but how? Why him? And what's this 'jin' thing really about, anyway?

So with all that going on in his head, it's no great surprise that he gets a bit hung up on power for a while. I think the main thing that made him realize pure power was a dangerous thing was the way the Kikoutei kept hurting his friends every time it kicked in. Anything that hurts his friends like that can't be good, so he steers away from the power and toward the jin, whatever that is. :)
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Apr 1 2015, 09:07 PM #7

Ill at ease is a really good way of putting it, Storm. And it's cool that he's like that even though aside from maybe Dr. Yagyu or someone like Seiji who was raised with almost this expectation about wielding the armor, he's known about the armor the longest. You'd think seeing it coming would prepare him but it doesn't-- because he's a kid and yeah, what can you really do to prepare for that sort of responsibility? He still nee to work out how he even feels about it first, which is again, a very realistic thing.

And yeah, to me it made perfect sense that a scared, confused kid would lean on the raw power of the armor for a while. In a lot of ways they all did, but it wasn't until they realized the connection between the Youjakai, the armor, and Arago that they started working at their virtues. (Something I also blame on Kaos, but you've all heard that rant before.) xD

Also I kinda enjoy the implication that Ryo is sort of casual/utilitarian in how he dresses, because the file makes it sound like he has no fashion sense whatsoever (when we all know Shin is the worst offender in that category, sorry Shin.)
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Apr 2 2015, 10:15 PM #8

Okay, they are actually using perenthases in these things, so if you see them they are in the book. Any notes I need to add I'll just make an additional post.
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Apr 2 2015, 10:30 PM #9

Shin (伸)

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Mouri Shin

March 14th 1973 Blood Type A

164cm/5'4" 54kg/119lbs

Birthplace: Yamaguchi Prefecture

In spite of the fact that at first glance he looks to be a kind person, because of small lines such as, ÒWhere you raised in a barn?Ó ÒCheÓ ÒHumphÓ we know he has a bit of a bad mouth. He might have to deal with heavy ÒshacklesÓ because of the oppression of being born and raised in the famous Mouri family. It's when he accidentally reveals his true opinion that this type of character comes out. Also, another cause is that since he is the oldest and is a year ahead in school compared to the other four, He is forced to play the part of taking in the situation around them at every level. (Though this is not seen much in the TV series)

However, Shin really does have a gentle disposition. He tells us about his home, the ocean, his friends, and the people he wants to protect. Therefore, there isn't one trooper that hasn't recognized these capabilities.

Mouri Shin

Family Structure

Father: Died when Shin was young.

Mother: Has a weak heart. She is currently bedridden due to a cold.

Older Sister: Sayako. Currently engaged.

How he got the yoroi

Shin's family are decedents of Mouri Motonari of the Mouri navy. They say that the Mouri family ancestor operated a Shogun authorized trading vessel. Now the Mouri family are known as potters of Hagi pottery. In reality the family inherited the mission to protect the Hagi Sea and have done so for generations.

Shin, who had been raised with this family lineage, from the time he was a child he became familiar with the sea. When Shin turned 15 he read some ancient Mouri family documents and instinctively knew about the existence of the armor. So, he went diving by himself and found the Suiko armor.

When Shin discovered the armor, Kasou, who saw the reaction of the staff, persuaded Shin that he was the warrior who held the heart/spirit of Trust.

The legend of the armor was passed down in Shin's family. When he told his mother about the armor and Kaosu she said, ÒHe finally came, huh.Ó She knew everything and in this manner gave her consent. Thus Shin went to face the battle against Arago.

Sports & Hobbies

His strongest sport is Basketball. He is good at the quick movement of Basketball because he has good lung capacity. His hobby is cooking. Who decided that if you're not a girl you can't cook? Cooking is very creative. Matching flavors and creating new flavors, its a very creative operation. Shin, who has the heart of Trust, is very interested in the subject of food preparation.

Also, ever since he was very young he practiced the art of the tea ceremony, and the art of wielding the yari.

Life

He was raised in a house of ancient and honorable origin, which consisted of forbidden things. One thing you should not be mistaken of, he was not a young master who was ignorant of the ways of the world.

Dislikes

Whole fish. Of course anyone who doesn't love the sea.

People he respects

Takasugi Shinsaku & Senno Rikyuu


Isn't there a reason why anyone who trains couldn't be a Trooper?

Ryo and the others came with special training, but weren't brawny soldiers. If you watch the scenes you'll understand, they're just normal young boys. So, why did they volunteer to fight the youja?

The various hearts live within the armor. In order to wear the armor, one must have a perfect understanding of that armor's heart. That is, you don't have to have physical power to wear the armor, you have to use your own heart to be able to wear it.

In episodes 25 Ð 28 when the Troopers polish up their various hearts and are able to power-up the armor, I think they gained some understanding.

The five are able to greet the return of a peaceful life in the final episode. Maybe they found something that really suits them better than an ordinary peace.
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Apr 3 2015, 06:44 AM #10

Noticed that in Gaiden particularly, about Shin's ability to get a little snippy from time to time. And I did take it as a reminder that he's the oldest of the bunch and probably feels he ought to assert it once in a while. But not much or often, because he's seems to have got the notion that older isn't always better- Biggest Brother doesn't always 'know best'. Besides that, he's not a leader- that's Ryo- and Shin would want to be supportive of that, not undermine it.

That bit down at the bottom- "So why did they volunteer to fight the youja?" - that's the million-dollar question, to my mind. Did they 'volunteer'? Did they really have a choice in the matter? Would the armor have gone to someone else if they'd declined with thanks? I'm kinda thinking not; once a Ronin, always a Ronin seems to be a major part of Message's philosophy, so I'm not convinced there was a 'choice' in the matter to begin with.
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Apr 3 2015, 01:12 PM #11

Stormwatcher @ Apr 3 2015, 02:44 AM wrote: That bit down at the bottom- "So why did they volunteer to fight the youja?" - that's the million-dollar question, to my mind. Did they 'volunteer'? Did they really have a choice in the matter? Would the armor have gone to someone else if they'd declined with thanks? I'm kinda thinking not; once a Ronin, always a Ronin seems to be a major part of Message's philosophy, so I'm not convinced there was a 'choice' in the matter to begin with.
Yeah I had a bit of trouble with the translation of that line, so it may not be entirely accurate. However the paragraph that follows pretty much is the same as your thoguhts, by saying that only those with the right heart can wear the yoroi, so they had no choice in the matter.
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Apr 3 2015, 09:40 PM #12

I somehow managed to completely forget this year that Shin's birthday is March 14th! He just so happens to share that with a real person who I greatly admire. :)

For the longest time, I thought the whole "Shin/Cye is a good cook" thing I kept seeing in fanfics was simply widely accepted fanon. Didn't realise it was actually canon!
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Apr 4 2015, 12:48 AM #13

Celestial Tiger @ Apr 3 2015, 08:12 AM wrote:Yeah I had a bit of trouble with the translation of that line, so it may not be entirely accurate.
You are close... The sentence says, "So, the question is why were they willing to fight the youja?"

There's also a small hiccup with Shin...
What you have written as "Che"... That should be "Chii" ( "チッ"... it's said with a long "i" ) and it translates as meaning "No/No way/Oh man/Darn... etc". It's Hiroshima-ben and is the regional equivalent of the Kansai word "chau" (or similar to the Tokyo-standard informal usage of "chigau" as a exclamation).

But, don't sweat it, though... it's not a word your average Japanese person will run into on a daily basis (especially if you live well east of the Kansai region). Plus, it's not a word you'll normally learn in a Japanese class or see in standard dictionaries... the only reason why I'm familiar with it is because I talk with an East Yamaguchi dialect (which is similar to Hiroshima-ben) and use "チッ" a lot... especially when have a klutzy moment or forget something.

I apologize with all the corrections... (シ_ _)シ
You've done some great translation work! It's a daunting task to translate an entire source-book... and I wish you the best of luck!

But, what made me happy when I first saw YST was that the series was making an attempt to try to show all the different, regional cultures that the Troopers are coming out of (though things can get a bit stereotypical at times... it's all cool, though).
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Apr 4 2015, 01:16 AM #14

Ai Tsunami @ Apr 3 2015, 08:48 PM wrote:You are close... The sentence says, "So, the question is why were they willing to fight the youja?"
Thank you! That was actually kind of bugging me. I was getting thrown off by つんだ and わけではない. For some reason it wasn't clicking in my head. XP
There's also a small hiccup with Shin...
What you have written as "Che"... That should be "Chii" ( "チッ"... it's said with a long "i" ) and it translates as meaning "No/No way/Oh man/Darn... etc". It's Hiroshima-ben and is the regional equivalent of the Kansai word "chau" (or similar to the Tokyo-standard informal usage of "chigau" as a exclamation).
Now, I had no idea that was actually a word. I was just assumed it was more of an annoyed sound. That's why I just translated it as "che", figured it sounded more american than "chi". Thanks!
I apologize with all the corrections... (シ_ _)シ
You've done some great translation work! It's a daunting task to translate an entire source-book... and I wish you the best of luck!
No worries! I appreciate the corrections. I do this kind of thing in part to help keep my skills up. I don't have anyone to really talk to around here, and I can only listen/watch so much anime XD

I like the regional stuff too! Even if it is stereotypical. Gives the chracters more depth.
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Apr 4 2015, 01:27 AM #15

Khandri @ Apr 3 2015, 05:40 PM wrote: For the longest time, I thought the whole "Shin/Cye is a good cook" thing I kept seeing in fanfics was simply widely accepted fanon. Didn't realise it was actually canon!
I loved that they seem to make a point that it is a creative thing, and that Shin likes preparing things. So that makes me think that he's not just a recipie follower, but likes to create and change things up to see what kind of new things come out of them.

I would love ot taste some of his cooking!
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