hi. Thanks to everyone who says thanks and gives advice it makes doing this job worthwhile. Without my express permission I do not permit my trans to be used in scanlations. Unsure areas are underlinned. As always, pointing out mistakes, typos, or things you just don`t like (or that dont sound good) will help me to come up with a better trans next time. Page 1 TEXT: What is the "best possible move" that Shikamaru worked out?! H: Guuu SFX sliding sounds K: that Kagemane jutsu...Is it that the opponent is forced into doing the same moves? Page 2 325: There won't be an after TEXT Shikamaru forces Hidan!! H: He's worked out the trick! K: What are you going to do? S: Drive that guy out of the weird circle drawn on the ground. S: If I do his jutus...his curse will be broken. Page 3 K: What do you mean? S: That guy's huge weapon... S: ...has three scythes attached to it S: From the configuration, rather than being a weapon designed to inflict grave damage on a opponent, it's intended to widen his attack range. S: Anyway, it's designed just to hit the opponent and make, whether it be large or small, some kind of external wound. K: ? S: In other words, if it can cause one hit... S: Just by doing that, it contains some kind of jutsu which can finish off the enemy. K: The "curse"? K: But, how are the wound and the curse related? Page 4. S: By blood. S: In order to link yourself with an opponent you wish to curse S: that opponent's blood...You need to get that blood inside your own body. K: I saw him lick the blood! K: So that's it! Cause your opponent an injury K: And if even a little blood adheres to the scythe... K: Then you can "curse" your opponent. A: .... (I see) Page 5 S: His body changed color after he licked the blood. S: But that's not all, there is one more simple condition in order for the "curse" to begin. K: One more...? Ka: impressive little brat. S: Just earlier that guy ignored Cpt. Asuma's Katon and just took the full force of the impact. S: While doing that he hurried back into the circle drawn on the floor, right? S: then said "the ceremony begins" S: Then shouted "the preparation is complete" S: I'm able to speculate that the he finally completed the "curse" jutsu when he got back into the circle. Page 6. H: This brat... S: You know what? You shout far too much. K: I never thought shikamaru was this capable. Page 7. H: YOOOOUUUUU LIIITTTTLE SHIIIIITTTT! H: You bastard, after this I'm gonna cut you up, rip you into piece, tear you apart! S: There won't be an after. H: Uh! S: He's out! A: Right! A: let's check and see if the jutsu really is broken. Page 8. S: Alright! Page 9. H: Bastard H! H: I can't move. Page 10: S: Pant pant pant S: This is my limit! I can't hold him any longer. A: Good job... shimkaru. Page 11. H: Kakazu, give me a hand. H: OY! GET A FUCKING MOVE ON!(is this only a UK expression?-BL) K: See, I told you not to let your guard down. Page 12. 13 Page 14. S: Phew K: You did it! Page 15. A: We did it... K: Still one left. Ka: If you wanted help, you should have asked for it sooner. Page 16.. H: Ask for it sooner!? You were too fucking slow Kakuzu. H: You did that on purpose, didn't you? Ka: Who was it who said "don't interfere" right at the start, huh? Ka: And whatsmore, are you really in a position to be shouting and pushing your luck? A:.... H: ha ha ha, you've got a point. Sure it was me who said not to interfere from the start H: But that don't mean I want you taking the piss or getting all smug. K:.... page 17: H: Kakuzu... My body.... You couldn't go and pick it up for me, could you? H: OY KAKUZU! MY BODY! I TOLD YOU TO PICK UP MY FRIKKIN BODY! K: This way's lighter. TEXT Grotesque fearful humour.This is the man who "can't be killed" _____________________________________________________ ta-dah!