rasuna translates before the fall

Shingeki no Kyojin Before the Fall Prologue part 1

A high-pitched sound of a bell resounded through the dark gray sky. The Liberty Bell. This is the name the inhabitants of the Shiganshina District had given to their hanging bell. This bronze hanging bell, located on the top of the 50 meters high Wall Maria, is one of the district’s symbols. While originally meant as a device to prevent disasters, luckily it has never been used in that way to this day.

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pages 12&13

“I don’t recall getting married to Solm though.” mutters Anhel, at which Maria stays silent but lifts her eyebrows.

“Correction. Your relationship is actually called friendship.”

As Anhel and Maria proceeded to amuse themselves with idle talk, the outskirts of the main gate start getting filled with people. Perhaps due to the sound of the bell, everyone begins to gather, and in no time the surroundings of the gate are jammed with people. At first glance, there might be around three hundred people. There are men and women of all ages, but their objective is the same as Anhel’s.

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These are the times when having interest in the outside world is considered taboo.  If one acts too flashily, there is no escaping from being marked by the Military Police as a person requiring special attention. (They should just announce the information publicly already.) If the government made the information about the outside of the wall public, the curiosity of people would also fade away but since it isn’t happening, there are probably some guys who would lose their profit if it was known.

“It’s the truth that this wall is hindrance to my job though.”

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Pages 18&19

In other words, right now they could do nothing that would provide Elena with salvation.

(In the end, the time will heal the wounds though.)

As Anhel is lost in his thoughts, a roaring sound resembling that of a thunder reaches his ears. The air trembles slightly from the impact. Anhel reflexively draws back his body nearer the wall, but no traces of lightning can be seen anywhere.

“What just happened?” At that moment, southerly wind blows, and as if mocking the question, a faint smell of chemicals reached his nose.

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Shingeki no Kyojin Before the Fall Prologue part 9

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Pages 24&26
Note: Page 25 is an illustration however I currently don’t have it scanned so gomen (casts side-glances toward Pigeon. lend me your scanner pigeon /shot). you might get the image when I’m done with translating and checking over the prologue and then posting whole chapter as one post (in 2 weeks perhaps since I’m going offline tomorrow for 13 days)



And even if the identity of the lump was clear, there would still be not enough time to react.

The lump falls on the pavement a couple of meters away from Anhel.

“Get down!!” Anhel and Maria fall down on their knees. There was a possibility of it being explosive, however as it fell down, it got smashed with a sound of a crushed fruit, scattering around its strange contents.

“This…” Even though it was flattened at the moment of collision with the ground, understanding what it is is still possible. “Is it… a head…”

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“You damn honor student.”

“Only when I’m wearing my military clothes.”

As the conversation unfolds between Anhel and Maria, the Recon Corps approach the wall. Many horses are kicking up the ground behind the wall making the ground shake slightly.

“Open the gate! Open the gate!” The soldier standing on the lookout shouts out the orders. Quickly, a gigantic 10 meters high gate starts moving upwards with a thunderous roar. Without wasting any time, Anhel narrows his eyes and leans forward managing to catch a glimpse of the outside world.

(The only thing I manage to ascertain though, is a vast deserted land.)

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Shingeki no Kyojin Before the Fall Chapter 1 part 1

The prologue can be found HERE
Second part can be found HERE
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Year 743.

With an unexpected appearance of the titans on the main stage of the human history, the  humanity was faced with a danger of distinction. Just where in the world had they come from and what was their purpose…

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