psycho pass novel

Akane and Kougami in the car

After two weeks of work on chemical translations, I needed some Psycho-pass to ease my mind. As I’m still stuck on chapter four, that is long, very long and far, too far from chapter five where Kougami and Akane finally meet, I peeked here and there and found this part that we all know well but it’s always nice to read.

No need to explain which part it is. :-P

(Akane and Kougami have not this grumpy air in the book. Love love love the book!!!)

After coming out of the Arcade commercial building, they found a small wooded area at a short walking distance. Entered the wooded area, Kougami approached a thick raised bush. In that bush, an infrared intercepting sheet, abundantly concealed by foliage and tree branches, was covering something. Kougami grabbed the sheet and tore it off. Hidden under it, a military jeep equipped with a heavy machine gun.

Kougami jumped on the driving seat and Tsunemori on the passenger seat. The engine started through the fingerprint authentication.

 

They were running fast on a roadway in a wooded area inside the military jeep.

“…what does it mean? Explain me, please”

“it’s exactly as you see. I’m taking part to the movement for the democratization of this country as a military advisor against the drones”

“This car, where is it headed?”

“There are still some places here and there where the power of governmental forces is weak. We’re heading in one of those places…by the way, Inspector”

“Stop that, please…”

When he was told ‘stop that’, for a moment Kougami hadn’t understood. After some thought, he realized the way he had called her. He had called her ‘Inspector’. --- That’s the hound behavior, it seems that neither several years abroad can break this habit.

“Tsunemori…don’t you there’s something off about him? That chairman”

“…eh?”

“He’s rather a good-for-nothing man. I wonder what a dictator’s crime coefficient looks like”

*In italic, Kougami’s thought.
[TRANSLATION] PSYCHO-PASS the Movie: Balcony Scene

This was NOT included in the movie!!

I’ve heard this has been translated already but several cute anons and some users insisted that I did it anyway and I couldn’t just ignore them or refuse. So there you have it. ^_^“

Too bad they didn’t put this in the movie. It would totally blow the fandom away. I may not be a shinkane shipper, but I genuinely enjoyed this complete version of the scene. It has a nice the-old-PP vibe to it. Especially this exchange was very nice:

“You’ve really grown up,” Kougami muttered heartily.

“Is that so?”

Tsunemori already feels embarrassed as she says this.

And the part about how, even though they finally met as fellow humans, there’s a case getting in their way. Lol. What were they thinking, leaving it out? Anyway, I hope you’ll enjoy this. <3

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Evening in the rebel army base. The light’s turned off in Kougami’s room. Tsunemori was using the bed, and Kougami was trying to fall asleep, lying on blankets on the floor. At any rate, it was after he had struggled through the battlefield. Once he calmed down and tried to think, he felt fatigued. The next morning Kougami planned on having a talk with Sem about their further actions.

“…”

Kougami Shinya and Tsunemori Akane. A strange, barely tangible tension drifting between the two couldn’t be brushed away. Even despite the fact that she was tired, only Tsunemori’s mind was clear of nervousness. No, was it clear just because she was too exhausted? Anyway, Tsunemori couldn’t fall asleep and left Kougami’s room.

She was looking out the window of a roofed passage.

“Ah…”

The number of power generators seemed insufficient. The Guerillas kindled real fire instead of using lighting equipment. It was those traditional watch fires.

The night sky was beyond belief beautiful. The silhouettes of the stars were sharp as jewels. The lighting at the Guerilla camp was at any rate poor. Speaking of lighting intensity, these watch fires would be less than a tenth part of street lights used in the Tokyo metropolitan area. When the ground is dark, the sky is clearly visible.

“The sky is awesome.”

Kougami was also awake.

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Balcony scene translation

I just couldn’t resist. I planned to translate all the book without anticipations, but I continuously jump to the interesting parts…so here it is…the balcony scene. This is the first part (not present in the movie) where Kougami and Akane speak of their private things. At the end of this exchange there is the well known speech on Kougami becoming like Makishima….I will finish the translation of this part in a few days. I enjoyed translating it because  I think it’s really intimate.

Evening falls in the resistance forces basecamp……in Kougami’s room, the light has been let drop to darkness. Tsunemori uses the bed and Kougami, layed a blanket on the floor, is trying to sleep. Anyway, it’s after they have cut their way through the battlefield. Keeping calm and thinking about it, he felt exhausted. The next morning, he had in his mind to discuss with Sem the future line of action.

Kougami Shinya and Tsunemori Akane. The strange tense atmosphere between them can’t be wiped up. Nothing but the awareness of Tsunemori is vivid, making his nerve on the edge. No, he’s too tired, that’s why he is too sensitive, isn’t it? Anyway, without getting to fall asleep, Tsunemori went out from Kougami’s room.

From the window of the roofed corridor, she looks outside.

A: [Ah….]

Probably there are only a few electric generators. Guerrilla men light real fires in place of lighting equipments. The same bonfires men used a long time ago.

The night sky was shockingly beautiful.

The stars contour is crystal clear like a precious stone. The guerrilla camp has only a few lights.

Speaking of its amount of light, such a bonfire is neither one tenth of a streetlamp used in Tokyo. With the ground so dark, you can see the sky well.

K: [The sky’s amazing]

Also Kougami had gotten up.

A: [The stars look like they could fall]

K: [In Japan the ground is too bright]

A: [And still, the convenience of having electricity is useful indeed, isn’t it?]

K: [Of course, that’s right. The science development itself is not bad. The matter is, for a minority’s profit, science and technology are misused]

They have met again after so long……

Kougami has remained the same Kougami.

K: [Besides, is Gino an enforcer? …] muttered Kougami with a hint of regret.

K: [In the old days…..popsan….Masaokasan said it. ‘I don’t wanna see Nobuchika fall and become an enforcer’. If I meet him again in the afterlife, I wouldn’t be able to apologize] 

A: [If such a thing happens…..]

K: [Kunizuka?]

A: [……she’s as before….but, her crime coefficient has a tendency to improvement]

K: [A good news….I suppose. Shion?]

 A: [That person is always the same. She’s the actual balancer of Division 1]

K: [….Kagari?]

A: [……nothing. He’s still missing]

He’s not missing.

Kagari was killed.

She knows it but, if she tell the truth, what would the Sibyl System do? Would it try to kill Kougami?

It has nothing to do with the escape abroad. Fighting against Sibyl System is a thing, but knowing the truth about the System, it’s impossible….this can’t be greeted by Sibyl.  

She can’t tell the truth….her chest feels so tight.

Still, there’s no way she can afford Kougami to discover that.

K: […is that so? And professor Saiga?]

[He’s been secluded but as an important advisor, he’s allowed to work ]

K: [So, he lives? …]

Kougami smiled faintly.

K: [Living is good]

At that words, also Akane was lured to smile.

…..ah, that’s exactly right.

Living is not a bad thing.

K: [What do you think about me?]

Kougami asked.

K: [Are you mad with me?]

A: [If Kougamisan had not killed Makishima….]

While pondering over the question, Tsunemori answers.

A: [Ginozasan’s hue was getting worse. He might had become an enforcer the same. Moreover, even if Makishima lived, Kougamisan would be eliminated]

…..if so, I might not be able to forgive Sibyl System really.

A: [Accordingly, there’s a high chance that your escaping abroad …..has been the best judgement. It’s irritating. I would have preferred you to hold on more in Japan….]

K: [I think….I’m inexcusable]

A: [The Kougamisan staying with the guerrilla is very lively and it kind of pisses me a little]

K: [Lively? Going here and there is nerve-wracking…..] Kougami frowns.

K: [And mama’s also in Japan…]

A: [Tomoyosa, isn’t she?]

K: [Yes]

A: [I go to see her now and then. To disctract her, I think]

K: [Thanks]

A: [No…]

While saying so, Kougami has a really gentle look on his face.

After seeing that, Tsunemori thinks he is cunning.

K: [What did you think of her? In my memory she’s a very brave person]

A: [Truly, she’s very brave. She hasn’t shown a weak face in front of me]

K: [I can’t be in Japan. Then, here there are things to do. I can’t have my way…..human life is such a thing]

The night goes on. The bugs piled up around the fires, making a musical buzz.

A: [Kougamisan, isn’t life precious?]

K: [No, it isn’t]                    

A: [….]

K: [The matter is not when will we die, it’s how we will die]

The moment Kougami said so, Tsunemori unable to bear it more, burst into a laugh.

A: [Fu fu]

Just like that, growing steadily and holding her sides had a hearty laughter.

K: [What’s the matter]

Long ago she had laughed that way. From the bottom of her heart.

A: [Because Kougamisan….]

……because you said it the way I expected you to say.

A: [No, it’s nothing]

K: [Obnoxious. You’ve started laughing out of the blue…..]

Kougami too, shrugging in his shoulders, laughed a little.

I hope you enjoyed  it.

For the people reading this translation right now. …if you search on my translation page you’ll find the complete version. This is only the first half.

[UPDATED] 監視官狡噛慎也: Prologue

(Finished translating the Prologue of the Psycho-Pass Legend; Inspector Shinya Kougami - Utopia Hound novel! Share share share incase some people don’t see the update to it please! I’ll start on the first chapter, which starts off with Kougami’s time as an inspector) soon!Thanks for reading and enjoy! And please let me know if you want me to post more of it here so I’m not just uploading loads of crap into the tag :’D )

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As requested,

PSYCHO-PASS LEGEND: Shikkoukan Kougami Shinya - Risoukyou no Ryouken

Shinya x Akane: colored illustration

The illustration is from Enforcer Kougami Shinya: Utopia Hound novel, which focuses on Shinya, as its name suggests. Scene summary

Please, credit me in case you wanna repost it elsewhere. Thank you >3.

[Translation] Psycho-Pass: Genesis - Ch.1-0

Japanese-Thai translation: irregulars-daradara
Thai-English translation & edit: xnightrainx

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We have it in our power to begin the world over again.
—Thomas Paine, Common Sense

PSYCHO-PASS GENESIS

Chapter 1

Who is the ruler of this beautiful new world?

‘The laws’ chosen by the ‘people’

‘The people’ who choose ‘the law’

Or…

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We meet again - Psycho Pass Movie Novel

A little summer present.

As 100 pages more or less divide us from the so longed moment, I’ve decided (as usual) to jump forward.

Here’s the moment when Kougami and Akane meet again after 4 years.

It’s short, only a page and a half, but amazing as always.

Thanks to Beth, who’s always ready to help me!

The owner of the footsteps dashed out from the corner.

As a result, Kougami crouched down, ready to ambush. He hurriedly held in place the grenade launcher he was carrying on his shoulder through a slinger. He grabbed his opponent’s arms tightly.

Then — he realized. She was an acquaintance.

Tsunemori Akane.

The moment he had understood that his opponent was Tsunemori Akane, Kougami’s grip loosened. She shook herself free from Kougami’s hand and, turning around, she restrained him in a joint lock. Grabbing Kougami’s right arm with both hands, Tsunemori immobilized his elbow. Kougami willingly jumped, escaping from Tsunemori’s technique that had become quite sharp.  

The distance increased.

Tsunemori rapidly pulled out a gun.

“…it’s been a while, Kougami-san”

The voice of a woman concealing her emotions. Kougami unconsciously made a wry smile.

“Truly, I didn’t expect you to come this far…”

“You are under arrest”

“Arrest…? Do you understand the situation?”

“Are you the one who sent terrorists to Japan, Kougami-san?”

The talk had gotten strange.

“What? What do you mean?”

When Kougami grimaced and was going to ask back, Tsunemori also showed confusion.

“Then…”

A bad sign —. Outside the building, the footsteps of one of those tanks with robotic arms*. Kougami instantly pounced on Tsunemori. Tsunemori was holding the gun but there’s no way she would have shot him, he was sure of this. Holding Tsunemori tight*, he covered her for protection. Then the fire of the Ganesha. The artillery shell flew overhead and the shock of the impact ran. The window glasses around simultaneously smashed to pieces spread out; an entire abandoned shopping center had been demolished.

After that, the Ganesha opened a rapid-fire with the machine-gun. The gunfire shot through the wall following Kougami and Tsunemori. The aim is not precise, I wonder if it’s thanks to Tsunemori’s presence. She must be registered in the friend or foe system.

“…what are you gonna do, Inspector? Shoot me or let me go? Which one?”

“…I’ll cooperate with you”

“Hey, wait!”

“It’s only temporary. As part of the investigation”

NOTES TO TRANSLATION:

* Tank with robotic arms: the Ganesha. A spider-like tank with many robotic arms.

*Holding Tsunemori tight: yes, this is the verb used. 抱き締める: to hug someone close, to hold someone tight, to embrace closely. In Italian, stringere qualcuno tra le braccia, al petto, dare un forte abbraccio.

監視官狡噛慎也: Part 1, Ch.1

Here’s the first “chapter” contained without the first part of the novel. It timeskips back to when Ko was an Inspector with the 3rd division, and will focus on this case for the first few parts, before moving back to the story it started off with in the Prologue. It’ll make sense later, promise :’D
They’re very long chapters and it wouldn’t make sense to upload them all in one go so I’ll do them bit by bit instead. (:

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[TRANSLATION] PSYCHO-PASS the Movie: Hinakawa Sparring Scene

Another new scene from PSYCHO-PASS: The Movie novel. This one’s about Hinakawa. It takes place before the memory scoop they conducted on the terrorist.

This was NOT included in the movie!!


“It looks strong…” Hinakawa muttered to himself. In front of him a muscular opponent, specialized in all types of hand-to-hand combat, was standing. This was taking place in the training room of Public Safety Bureau. By that time Hinakawa had already activated sparring program. A machine for grappling practice disguised in a human hologram was a sparring robot. The hologram that Hinakawa chose to use was a thing he designed himself.

Even if I do say so myself, it’s well done.

Slit eyes that seemed merciless, thin lips, fists meant for beating people and thus strong — it was violent and looked like a criminal. Simply facing it was really scary.

Hinakawa was of small stature and had an unfashionable hairstyle. He used to be a recycled drugs dealer and was a supplement addict himself. He was also a former hologram designer. He had skills when it came to computers and medicine, but his physical strength was not that good.

The reason for confronting the sparring robot in the training room was to get over this weakness of his. So that he could keep protecting Oneecha- no, Inspector Tsunemori Akane from danger. He wanted to become a little bit stronger.

Hinakawa was struck full force by the giant the robot was imitating.

“It huuurts…!”

It had been twenty seconds since the sparring began, and Hinakawa was overpowered by the robot. Apparently he set too high a level.

“L-let’s do this…”

He pulled himself together and they rematched. A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.

Psycho-Pass Genesis 1, finally released

Masaoka’s story - synopsis: 

The year was 2080, Masaoka was a newbie assigned to a special investigation team that specializes in investigating unsolved crimes. The head of the team’s name was Yahiro. This special force though, in fact, had a plan to fight against Sibyl’s organization which tried to take control over the society.

Trivia from the reviewer: The name of Ginoza’s mother is revealed in this book.

The balcony scene Final version: revised and complete

Shinya and Akane, the Balcony Scene – alias: Romeo and Juliet version 2.0 !

I enjoyed translating this piece so much because I love Psycho-pass and I really really LOVE Shinkane.

 

About the translation:

I have fixed a line I misunderstood in the first version, the part about Akane’s awareness. I guess writing at 1 A.M. doesn’t help to keep my mind clear.

I also fixed the graphic format …up to now I have always written for myself, so the layout wasn’t so important. But, when posting for other people, I guess layout helps with the understanding. Especially if the translation is about a conversation mixed with the character’s thoughts. In italics you can find characters thoughts.

 

This scene is almost all from Akane’s POV, except for the following line, that shows Kougami’s thought.

So…this is a talk about the case. The case why Tsunemori Akane came here.    

 

Now enjoy the reading!

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Evening falls on the rebels basecamp……in Kougami’s room, the light dropped down to darkness.

Tsunemori uses the bed and Kougami is trying to sleep on a blanket laid on the floor.

Anyway, it’s after they have cut their way through the battlefield. Keeping calm and thinking, he felt exhausted.

The next morning, he planned to discuss with Sem the future line of action.

Kougami Shinya and Tsunemori Akane. The strange tense atmosphere between them can’t be wiped up. Only Tsunemori’s conscience is vividly clear. No, she’s too tired, that’s why she is too sensitive, isn’t it?

She looks outside of the window of the roofed corridor.

A: [Ah….]

Probably there are only a few electric generators. Guerrilla men light real fires in place of lighting equipment. The same bonfires men used a long time ago.

The night sky was astonishingly beautiful.

The stars contour is crystal clear like a precious stone. The guerrilla camp has only a few lights.

Speaking of its amount of light, such a bonfire is neither one tenth of a streetlamp used in Tokyo. With the ground so dark, you can see the sky well.

K: [The sky’s amazing]

Kougami has also gotten up.

A: [The stars look like they could fall]

K: [In Japan the ground is too bright]

A: [And still, the convenience of having electricity is useful indeed, isn’t it?]

K: [Of course, that’s right. The science development itself is not bad. The matter is, for a minority’s profit, science and technology are misused]

They have met again after so long……

Kougami has remained the same Kougami.

K: [Besides, is Gino an enforcer? …] muttered Kougami with a hint of regret.

K: [In the old days…..popsan….Masaokasan said. ‘I don’t wanna see Nobuchika fall and become an enforcer’. If I meet him again in the afterlife, I wouldn’t be able to apologize] 

A: [If such a thing happens…..]

K: [Kunizuka?]

A: [……she’s as before….but, her crime coefficient has a tendency to improvement]

K: [It’s good news….I suppose. Shion?]

A: [That person is always the same. She’s the actual balancer of Division 1]

K: [….Kagari?]

A: [……nothing. He’s still missing]

He’s not missing.

Kagari was killed.

She knows it but, if she told him the truth, what would the Sibyl System do? Would it try to kill Kougami?

It has nothing to do with the escape abroad. Fighting against the Sibyl System is one thing, but knowing the truth about it…… it’s impossible….this can’t be greeted by Sibyl. 

She can’t tell the truth….her chest feels so tight.

Still, there’s no way she can afford Kougami to discover that.

K: […is that so? And professor Saiga?]

[He’s been secluded but as an important advisor, he’s allowed to work ]

K: [So, he’s alive? …]

Kougami smiled faintly.

K: [Living is good]

At these words, Akane was also lured to smile.

…..ah, that’s exactly right.

Living is not a bad thing.

 

K: [What do you think about me?]

Kougami asked.

K: [Are you mad with me?]

A: [If you had not killed Makishima….]

While pondering over the question, Tsunemori answers.

A: [Ginozasan’s hue was getting worse. He might had become an enforcer the same. Moreover, even if Makishima lived, Kougamisan would be eliminated]

…..if so, I really wouldn’t have been able to forgive the Sibyl System really.

A: [Accordingly, there’s a high chance that your escaping abroad …..has been the best judgment. It’s irritating. I would have preferred you to stay more in Japan….]

K: [I think….I’m inexcusable]

A: [You, staying with the guerrilla, being very lively, this annoys me a little]  

K: [Lively? Going here and there is nerve-wracking…..] Kougami frowns.

K: [And mama’s also in Japan…]

A: [Tomoyosan, isn’t she?]

K: [Yes]

A: [I go to see her now and then. To distract her mind, I think]

K: [Thanks]

A: [No…]

While saying so, Kougami has such a gentle look on his face.

After seeing that, Tsunemori thinks he is cunning.

K: [What did you think of her? In my memory she’s a very brave person]

A: [Truly, she’s very brave. She hasn’t shown a weak face in front of me]

K: [I can’t be in Japan. Then, there are things to do here. I can’t have my way…..human life is such a thing]

 

The night goes on. The bugs piled up around the fires, making a musical buzz.

A: [Kougamisan, isn’t life precious?]

K: [No, it isn’t]                    

A: [….]

K: [The matter is not when will we die, it’s how we will die]

The moment Kougami said so, Tsunemori unable to bear it more, burst into a laugh.

A: [Fu fu]

Just like that, growing steadily and holding her sides she had a hearty laughter.

K: [What’s the matter]

Long ago she had laughed that way. From the bottom of her heart.

A: [Because Kougamisan….]

……because you said it the way I expected you to say.

A: [No, it’s nothing]

K: [How mean. You’ve started laughing out of the blue…..]

 

Kougami too, shrugging in his shoulders, laughed a little.

                                                                                                                                  

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The moment Tsunemori’s laughter subsided…..

K: [You’ve grown for good]

Kougami whispered heartily.

A: [Is it so?]

While saying so, Tsunemori already feels embarrassed.

K: [You have the look of a good owner. You have also the face of a skilled hunter]

A: [And you really are a stray dog]         

K: [A stray dog, what a terrible thing to say]

A: [Sure enough, we meet like humans now]

K: [Yes, finally]

A: [Isn’t it ironic? Even if we have met like humans, as usual, a case is getting between us]

K: [It suits us, isn’t it good?]

So…. it’s a case. The reason why Tsunemori Akane has come here.*

A: [One of the terrorists who came in Japan, had a rare paper book with him. Proust’s “In search of lost time]

K: [I bet that was mine. When Samurin was still here, he was eager to read. I thought I’d lost it, but I guess he took it with him]

A: [Earlier also that man named Sem… he told that you showed him the way. Are you sure you haven’t become their spiritual leader and not just a tactical advisor?]

She didn’t know if he was aware of it, but Kougami had winced with a rather unpleased face.

K: […to be honest, I don’t like it and it neither suits me. But, unwillingly, it seems the guys here have been influenced too much by my words and my behavior]

A: [Even if you are not intending for it to happen, Kougamisan, you’ve got a force like gravity that draws people to you. Well, it’s like Makishima Shougo]

K: [……do I look similar to that man also to you?]

A: [You could accurately predict Makishima’s next moves better than anyone else. It wouldn’t be strange if you possessed similar talents and character traits]

K: […at least when I was in Japan, my words never misguided anyone. So why now?]

A: [Because you’ve changed the way you live your life. From the side of the system to the opposite side. Whatever is your self-awareness of this, the place you stand right now is not much different from the one Makishima Shougo stood before]

K: [Are you saying from now on I’ll become like Makishima?]

A: [No. But people who are looking for Makishima’s talents in you will keep appearing. People who are angry and frustrated at society are looking for something, an attractive force that makes them trust it. They might try to put you on a pedestal like they did to Makishima]

K: [That’s annoying]

A: [But you have no ambition to try controlling people’s hearth. That’s the greatest difference between you and Makishima Shougo]

To the misunderstanding of Tsunemori comparing him to Makishima, Kougami cannot repress a laughter.

K: [If that’s what you thought about that man, I get why he gives me so much trouble]

 A: [Eh?]

 

In that moment the gunshot of a heavy caliber rifle resounds.

 

*Kougami’s POV.

anonymous asked:

What's going on in the mika and gino picture?

First off I’m really really sorry it took me almost two weeks to reply. I’ve been so stressed out over the past two weeks I hardly opened the book. Lots of shit happened. Finals are staring me in the face with the pending thesis I don’t even want to think about. Thanks to HQ!! and Gintama, my mood is as good as dead. So I apologize to those whose asks I haven’t replied to yet.

As for the illustration, there’s some nice interaction between Gino and Mika. I can’t believe they just left it out! It’s so important. Or maybe they came up with the scene after the movie aired? Anyway, as I deem it important, I decided rather than giving you a gist of the conversation, I could do a summary translation instead. Which I did. <3


[SUMMARY TRANSLATION] Novel || PSYCHO-PASS: The Movie || Gino and Mika conversation (was NOT included in the movie!!)


The conversation took place after Akane had left for SEAuN.  

Gino, who was not granted permission to accompany her, was standing on the Public Safety Bureau’s viewing deck, downhearted, looking aimlessly at the city.

Shimotsuki started the conversation by saying that Inspector Tsunemori left Japan. It was rare that she ever approached him. Gino asked her if she was okay with not going abroad to investigate, but she seemed irritated and replied that she would have some business to attend to soon and that the next move would be theirs. Gino was secretly impressed.

Then out of the blue Mika said she had talked with an Enforcer too much and added that she really did hate Enforcers. Ginoza has prepared himself for such an attitude since he became a latent criminal. Mika’s eyes turned grim; she said she couldn’t forgive not only Enforcers but also all latent criminals. Shimotsuki continued by saying that if all latent criminals were annihilated, people could live safely then.

Gino was in a mood when he wanted to say something deliberately mean and so he asked her if she couldn’t forgive Kunizuka, either. Shimotsuki’s expression changed.

Gino was ruminating on the reason why all of them — Masaoka, Kougami, Kagari, Kunizuka — became latent criminals.

Mika told him that Kunizuka respected Inspector Tsunemori, but she failed to, and things did not go well. Shimotsuki appeared to be annoyed more than usual, and Gino realized that it reminded him of his past self because, in the same way, he had also been irritated and always questioned why he could not do things as well as “that person” could.

Mika started talking about her friend, who was killed back then when she was still a high school student, and mentioned “Makishima’s case”. Then she asked what kind of person Kougami was. After a moment’s thought Ginoza replied that Kougami was a “Citizen Kane”, referring to the movie he watched since it was among his father’s belongings. Mika was familiar with this drama film and mentioned the name of Orson Welles. This took Gino by surprise. In response Mika glared at him saying that she was at the top of her class at Ousou Academy.

Ginoza explained that Kougami reminded him of Citizen Kane because Kane was the main character, and despite the fact that he died right at the beginning, he remained the focus of interest all through the movie, even though technically he was already dead; and like everything related to Kougami Shinya was a “rosebud”.*

According to Mika, Tsunemori-senpai couldn’t read the situation, and sometimes compared the First Division as it was back then with that of today. Tsunemori seems to ignore the latter; her leaving Japan without discussing it with her colleagues just goes to prove the point. In tacit disagreement Gino thought to himself that Tsunemori had no such intentions but he had to admit how sharp-minded Shimotsuki was.

He said he had understood a bit more about Shimotsuki, and her face showed clear discontent. There’s no way an Enforcer could ever understand her, she answered, so “fuzakenna, baka” “don’t be ridiculous, idiot“.


T/N:

* “Rosebud“ was Kane’s dying message