Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Kazuya-Hen Chapter 6

Here it comes guys. The first "gamble" of this saga! Although it comes in a sort-of strange manner, it is a gamble nonetheless! Thanks to Js06 for the speedy translations and Biggums for the beautiful cleans.

Note from Sonickrazy: Peng proofread this chapter on his own, despite what the credits page says. I think he did a fine job!

Baby just say yesss~

What is Kazuya's illustrious goal, you ask? To become an author! A famous, well-renowned, and respected author! In his mind, that is the only way to earn praise from others! As his father's money and influence can't possible affect how he writes, right? Apparently his first novel is a romance novel, of all things. "Love is mightier than the sword". A somewhat-altered idiom that seems intriguing. But the title is more sinister than it seems. So, a rich guy ("boss") tries to get the girl by flooding her with gifts and money. 50 million yen in the end, in fact. But the girl thinks it's a good idea to take the money and run with a pretty boy she's probably in love with. The boss isn't too happy, and orders his men to capture them, which they do after a few days. And this is when the story becomes less Disney-esque. 

The couple is strapped into boxes with seven openings each, 14 total. Nine swords are rolled out. One by one, swords will be stabbed into the openings. Incidentally, nine of the 14 holes have metal plates that will block the swords. The couple will also be able to pick which openings the swords will be stabbed into. A really interesting gamble in my opinion, if a bit simple. But restricted rock-paper-scissors seemed simple at first too, right? I tried to think of a way to get an edge in the game, but I'm dumb so I couldn't think of much. Maybe the readers can think of something that would lead to an advantage?

Of course, Kazuya's debut novel could be a gritty, hard-boiled tragedy.

18 comments:

  1. Very interesting! I have no idea where he's going with this, but I have a feeling this may be the most intense arc yet.
    Thanks again for these fast chapters!

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  2. Alright, my guess is that the girl is completly protected with seven plates, so if she chooses to sacrifice herself for her love everything is fine. As for the remaining two plates, i say 6 and 7 on the boy, because choosing them wouldn't kill him anyway

    btw. I love how Kaiji is just casually reading that novel. The book doesn't exactly look short either

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  3. I commented in the last post. I've read now up ahead with my shitty Japanese, and without spoiling anything, this arc Fukumoto talks about love itself, which is very interesting because usually it's gambling psychology, society's "trash" etc.

    Very nice, good job and keep it up, thanks.

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  4. ...I would probably read and enjoy that book damn you FKMT!

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  5. I get the feeling that the gamble in Kazuya's novel is going to be one of the gambles Kaiji participates in in this arc

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  6. This is very similar to the gamble in Zero. Unfortunately for them, it's a little more one-sided. I'm guessing the book will end in the next chapter or two, and we'll be moving on to the gamble pretty soon, but I'm not sure.

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  7. I need to know more about the rules, that will probably be explained next chapter, as we don't know wether they can chose who gets stabbed or who begins etc.
    but i would say the same as the first anonymous here, about the plates and such.

    but to be honest, this is absolutely not what i expected of this arc!

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    1. There are probably going to be some rules like if they don't have consensus on what to stab it'd be chosen at random. I'd add "If one of them dies the other is immediately released" to add to the drama.

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  8. Very strange the way this arc is going; I really can't see what Fukumoto is trying to prove. But the game in the book looks very interesting. Like the second poster said, one of them can sacrifice herself or himself to save the other; but the problem is can you survive after you miss once or twice to call next shot?

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  9. What's this? For the first time since Ten chapter 3, FKMT has gotten erotic? For nonstandard tastes, but still.

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  10. best love story ever, because there is almost no love!!! kazuya is ma kind of author XD.
    that gamble seems damn good i agree with the guys on top, and add that she is not really protected, also i will sacrifice the legs and let the decisions on the upper body!

    on other news i was thinking on applying as an cleaner/typesetter, but i decided i need more training so, i will be training with punch line scanlations on a gag manga, nevertheless im planing on coming back once i get better, since gambling manga is so awesome!

    finally
    on page 5
    it says "it doesn't how much money my old man has..."
    shouldn't it be "it doesn't matters how much how much money my old man has..."

    http://www.batoto.net/read/_/152380/tobaku-datenroku-kaiji-kazuya-hen_v1_ch6_by_fkmtkrazy/5

    i really don't like to be that guy that goes pointing out this things, specially when English inst my main language but well it happens... thanks for the releases guys.

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  11. Thanks for the chapter :).

    It's interesting that this crime boss had such an interesting device earlier (or that he could make it in such a short amount of time). I don't get though what does Kazuya's book have to do with his sick games? Is this his inspiration or what?

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  12. inb4 Kaiji plays the same game, but with Mikoko.

    Also, that story Kazuya wrote is beautiful.

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  13. Can't you guys see this by yourselves? We just found a story about a gamble in a story about gambles. Kazuya can't lose now, he's Fukumoto.

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  14. I think the obvious strategy for this game is for them to pick five from their top five first. One can pick two from their top five and the other three. If one of them dies then the other can just use up the dead one's 7 spots. If they both survive the first five then they can just do the four leg spots and while one of them will probably lose a leg they'll both survive.

    The reason not to do the legs first is because there's no reason to, even if they eliminate the bottom four or both of their six and seven spots they'll still have to do five more in the deadly top ten.

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    1. yes but now they do the top whit less swords instead of killing someone in the first ones, it would be boring pulling an accidental kill on the first go...

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  15. Anyone else think of Utena when the characters in the novel are introduced?

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