Osomatsu-San Extra Stories Translation ‘Karamatsu of Dreams” Part One
Another translation from the
Extra Stories (Bangaihen) novel. This time about Karamatsu and his dreams of putting on a live concert. Quite a lot of painfullness, as you would expect. Doing it in two parts this time.
Cultural note: The Nippon Budokan is a big indoor arena in Tokyo that was originally built to host martial arts contests. It’s also a well known concert venue, and it’s considered very prestigious to play here. An artist or group playing here is a sign that their career is on the up.
Karamatsu of Dreams - Part One
Beneath the blue sky –
Karamatsu was sitting on the roof of the house clutching his
“Heh… the Goddess of Music is fickle.”
He wasn’t playing the guitar, and he certainly wasn’t
singing. From the outside, he didn’t look like he was doing anything other than
basking in the sun.
His whole body was bathed in sunlight. He felt as if he were
shining like the sun itself.
“Oh, Sunshine! What are you trying to do by heating me up
even more? After you’ve lit my heart on fire, you’ll only end up burning
He faced the sun and put on his sunglasses.
“I’m dazzling, aren’t I? You can use me, Sunshine!”