ハイスコアガール “Round4”

ハイスコアガール / High Score Girl “Round4" 英語版スクリプトです。

本編

[—Announce—]

Announce: April 1992. Street Fighter II: Champion Edition is released.

Announce: October of the same year, Puyo Pop is released.

Announce: Candidate Bill Clinton is elected President of the United Stated.

Announce: Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting is released.

Announce: Fatal Fury 2 is released.

Announce: The following year, Bill Clinton is sworn in as President of the United States.

Announce: Dark Edge is released.

Announce: Super Street Fighter II: The New Challenger is released.

Announce: Then, in December of 1993, the polygon fighting game, Virtue Fighter is released, the first of its kind.

 

[—Arcade—]

Classmate1: Hu! We’ve got trouble. It looks like Numata, the guidance counselor is on patrol.

Classmate2: Huh?

Haruo: What? No way, are you serious? This thing costs 200 yen a play! I already just started . Damn it!! This sucks!!!

 

[—Street—]

Haruo: This totally sucks!!

Classmate: Hurry, hurry!!

Haruo: He’s gonna catch us!!

Hidaka: That’s Haruo Yaguchi from my class. To think he’d been at undesirable place like this, even though he’ll be doing test prep next year. Must be nice to have no worries.

 

[—Hidaka’s home—]

Hidaka: I’m home.

Hidaka-dad: Oh, Koharu. Take a look, I finally installed the game machine.

Hidaka: Oh.

Hidaka-dad: I really went all-out! Now all the kids are going to be throwing their 50 yen coins in here.

Hidaka: Will become a delinquent hot spot. Besides, what kind is going to wanna play games outside in this cold.

Hidaka-dad: Wanna give it a shot, Koharu?

Hidaka: I’m good.

 

[—Hidaka’s room—]

Hidaka: It’s almost winter break. Christmas, New Year’s, and school starts again. Another boring year’s end to beginning. If I really got no talent for having fun.

Hidaka: Must be nice to be Yaguchi. He always looks like he’s having fun.

 

[—Classroom—]

Teacher: I don’t know if it was someone in this class, but I heard there was a student hanging around that degenerate arcade. If anyone knows anything, raise your hand.

How can he be so detached?

Shimomura: Ms. Tono, Yaguchi was hanging around arcade by the station.

Haruo: Shimomura, you!!!

Teacher: Yaguchi?

Haruo: No, hear me out teach! I just wanted to catch glimpse of adult society at that arcade! That’s it, I was studying a- adult society!!

 

Miyao: Hey, Haruo! You’re not going home?

Haruo: After I write this…

Miyao: Well, you should coming out with me sometimes.

Haruo: Why don’t you run around, Miyao.

Onizuka: Yeah, that’s right! Let’s go home, Miyao. We’re talking shoulder to sholder. Let’s go home!

 

Haruo: He he, they’re all finally gone. I’ve been waiting for this moment… For the moment I can fulfill my forbidden ambitions!! I purchased this with my New Year’s and Birthday money. I’d [I’ve?] finally get to play Street Fighter II Champion Edition

Haruo: It’s like I’m mocking education itself [???] place of learning. But, it might call this my very reason for living!! Oh, what a beautiful feeling!! There really is I feel from throwing a Sonic Boom in class!!

Hidaka: Um…

Haruo: Huh!!!! Hidaka, you’re still here?

Hidaka: I wanna hurry and close up the class room.

Haruo: Oh, that’s right, you’re on class duty today.

Hidaka: You are the first person I’ve seen bring a Gameboy to school.

Haruo: No, this is a TurboExpress!! It lets you play TurboGrafx16 games on the go.

Hidaka: Oh, anyway, I wish you to hurry and finish your apology letter and leave.

Haruo: Oh, right.

 

Hidaka: Shouldn’t you write it down?

Haruo: Nah-, It’s fine. If I write an apology letter for not writing the apology letter, there would be no problem.

Hidaka: Hmm…

 

[—On her way home—]

Hidaka: You’ve gotta be kidin’. What would I do? I didn’t bring an UMBLELA. It’s because I’ve waited for Yaguchi.

Hidaka: Getting home in this blizzard might not be possible.

Haruo: Hey

Hidaka: Huh?

Haruo: Over here, Hidaka!!

Hidaka: Yaguchi?

 

[—Candy Shop—]

Hidaka: Is this where you live?

Haruo: No, of course not. It’s my candy shop of choice. Often use it as a rain shelter, when I’m out shopping or something.

Hidaka: This might be my first time in a candy shop.

Haruo: Seriously?

Hidaka: It’s so warm!

Haruo: Well, the biggest reason I come here is this. Look! It’s Street Fighter II Champion Edition!! Just when you thought the next game would be “III”, they go and call it Champion Edition. So the next one has to be “III”, right? Nope, it’s Turbo Hyper Fighting!! Meanwhile, they’re releasing The New Challengers, so you can’t not appreciate the depth of Street Fighter II!!

Hidaka: I have no Idea what do you say?

Haruo: If Granny [would just] get The New Challengers in here, I would’ve never single complain left.

Granny: Always so demanding, aren’t you?

Haruo: Oh, now then, time to cure the depression of having my Street Fighter II Champion Edition interrupted by Hidaka.

Hidaka: I’m at fault here? More importantly, should you be playing games on the way home from school?

Haruo: Don’t get all attitude on me. For me the stuff other people do when they get home is a total mystery. I mean, what do you do everyday when you get home, huh?

Hidaka: I watch reruns of Mito-Komon with my mom, I watch the news, help my dad a little with a store, and I study.

Haruo: Well in my case, before I get home and after I get home, it’s all game time!!

Hidaka: Is he proud of that?

Haruo: Hey, do you want to give it a try? And, it’ll be my treat!!

 

Hidaka: Huh?

Haruo: You’ve got to go ahead and try things that look fun. Who knows, you might find a new interest!

Hidaka: You really think I like playing games?

Haruo: Well, you can’t go home because the blizzard out there. Can you think of any other way to kill time right now?

Hidaka: Well, I’ve never even played a game….

Haruo: Which character will you pick?

Hidaka: I don’t know any of them.

Haruo: Huh?

 

Hidaka: Uh…uh… Like this?

Haruo: Playing while looking at her hands. Typical button-masher. Oh, [???], [newbie/noob] like.

Haruo: So, ah, why did you pick Zangief?

Hidaka: Oh, I- I just picked one, he looked strong. Ah, I can’t do this.

 

Hidaka: Oh, he just did something.

Haruo: Yeah, that’s the all Screw Pile-Driver. She is just smashing, some surprise she managed a full-turn move. Even Shoryuken is tough for armatures to use.

Hidaka: He’s got some serious chest hair.

Haruo: She’s just countered with a head-butt? Seems too good to only be a coincidence. What a strange girl.

Haruo: Wow, you just!!

Hidaka: Yaguchi, you take over! This is getting scary.

Haruo: Take over? You are the scary one here!

 

Haruo: How about that? I cleared it. Zangief’s ending has him doing low-kicks with some random old guys.

Hidaka: Isn’t that President Gorvachev doing one of those Cossack dance?

Haruo: If our classmates saw you playing an arcade game right now, they’d be blown away!

Hidaka: You may be right.

Haruo: Oh, looks like we can head home now.

 

[—On the way home—]

Haruo: What did you think of Capcom Quality!! Do you understand why I became a gamer now?

Hidaka: Actually, I think I just preferred to be watching you.

Haruo: That candy shop is gonna be closing pretty soon since granny is getting so old and all. I’ve been trying to stop by everyday to cheer her up, but… It’s really unfortunate.

Hidaka: Now that you mention it, my dad just installed the game machine like that [on at our] shop yesterday.

Haruo: Seriously? What’s on it!?

Hidaka: I… think it has Dynasty…

Haruo: Dynasty Wars?

Hidaka: Then something with a yankee.

Haruo: Wow, that’s Renegade!!

Hidaka: And then, The Gen…

Haruo: The Genji and the Heike Clans! That’s awesome!!

Hidaka: But it’s outside. So it’ll be cold.

Haruo: That doesn’t bother me at all!! I’ll be there everyday over winter break! It’s settled! My new oasis will be Hidaka’s place.

Hidaka: Everyday, huh…

Haruo: I can’t wait to check it out.

Hidaka: Huh? Why am I… a little excited?

 

[===Break===]

[—Dream—]

Hidaka: Where am I?

Anda: I hope you haven’t forgotten the grudges of the Taira clan.

Hidaka: Sorry, what was that?

Anda: He he he.

Hidaka: Scary.

Haruo: Yay, Hidaka!

Hidaka: Huh? Yaguchi?

Haruo: Wow, gotta be honest, I never thought you’re gonna be interested in any of this.

Hidaka: What in the world is this place?

Haruo: Oh, this place? This is… a magical place…

Hidaka: How do you figure? Oh, why are there tops coming out of that gourd?

Haruo: Hey, why don’t we head to that Bizen [???] and check out the tiger.

Hidaka: There’s a tiger in the Bizen? No thanks.

Hidaka: Frogs are sticking to me, there are bunch of arrows flying in from somewhere. Now what?

Haruo: It’s Yoritomo!!

Hidaka/Haruo: Ah–

Haruo: This is… an arrangement of wicked wicker hampers!!

Hidaka: Lame….

Haruo: No, Namco staff was responsible. Just forget it, our fate depends on your choice of wicker hamper!

Hidaka: Huh?

Haruo: Will the hamper contain life or death. Listen to me, if you choose and get death it’s really gonna mess you up.

Hidaka: Oh, that sound scary.

Haruo: Are you sure, Hidaka? Is this the hamper you want? Hidaka!!!

 

Hidaka: A dream? Is that idiot gamer Yaguchi getting to me?

 

[—Class room—]

Hidaka: Christmas Party?

Classmate1: Yap! We all get together and exchange presents. We form a circle and pass around the presents that we brought, and when it’s time to stop, the present you’re holding is yours. Have you heard of it?

Hidaka: Ah- yep, I think that I have.

 

Miyao: Haruo?

Haruo: Yeah, what’s up?

Miyao: I heard the Totsuka Shop close down.

Haruo: Yeah, that’s right. I’m so bombed right now because it closed earlier than I expected.

Miyao: Then come to my place, I’ve got a Super Nintendo.

Haruo: Super Nintendo? Well, that’s nice. But the arcade these days have 3D virtual fighting games. You know? So I don’t suppose you have a more tantalizing offer for me? Why don’t you tell me [???]?

 

Hidaka: He’s all high-and-mighty. When it comes to games, he acts like he’s the one and only Mr. know-it-all.

 

Teacher: Once winter break starts tomorrow, be aware you’re still a student and make sure not to lose focus. Don’t lose your grip on reality in degenerate places like a certain someone. Got it?

Classmates: Hahaha…

 

[—School Gate—]

Student: Bye, Mr. Numata.

Numata: See you later.

 

Miyao: Haruo, you’re going to the Christmas party, right? Let’s go together!

Haruo: You’re persistent. I’ll go I’ll go I’ll go..

 

Onizuka: Hey, Koharu!

Classmate: Will you be at the Christmas party?

Hidaka: Yeah, I guess.

Onizuka: Oh wow, it’s unlike you to come and hang out with everyone. Could it be you’re trying to find a way to increase your chances at a sexual relationship with Miyao!?

Hidaka: Huh…No…

 

[—Hidaka’s home—]

Kids: Come on! You got it!! Gg, go go go!! All right!!!

 

Hidaka: I’m home.

Dad: Hi, dear.

Hidaka: It seems like the game’s doing pretty well.

Dad: It’s certainly is!! Investing and it is proving to have been a good idea! Since we are liquor store we never had kids in here. But now look! It’s all thanks to those games. Koharu, dear, you can play it during your winter break too, I’ll turn on the free play.

 

[—Gate of Hidaka’s home—]

Mom: Do you have your present?

Hidaka: Yup. Thanks for wrapping it.

Mom: To think you to attend a Christmas party like this. Until last year you said you’d rather not. You have fun Okay.

Haruo: I will.

 

[—In front of Hidaka’s liquor shop—]

Hidaka: Yaguchi?

Haruo: Huh?

Hidaka: Your mouth’s opening.

Haruo: Hey Hidaka, sorry about that. Just seems to happen whenever I get in the zone. Hey, isn’t there a chair around here?

Hidaka: Of course not, it’s a sidewalk.

Haruo: Oh yeah. Anyways, I have to stop showing my zoned-out face in public.

Hidaka: The Christmas party is going to start. Should you really be wasting time playing games here?

Haruo: Wasting time, huh? [???] To me this is the most important thing I can be doing. Must be nice, Hidaka! Having a bunch of arcade machines in your house. If I were shop kid, I play non-stop until closed.

Hidaka: Yeah, that’s sounds like you.

 

Haruo: The truth is, ever since the Totsuka Shop closed, I’ve been at a loss. But thanks to your place, I’m finally able to play games close to home again. So this is great!!

Hidaka: He lives close!

Haruo: Although, while the gamer like me stopping by all the times, it’ll be a real eyesore. So if you see me, just ignore me and pretend like I’m not here, Okay?

Hidaka: Huh? Why… Why would you say that…?

Haruo: Huh? What? Oh… Well, he got me.

Haruo: Whatever, so anyway, what about a Christmas party? Wanna go together?

Hidaka: Sure!

 

Dad: Hey!!! The latest in the Street Fighter II Series, Super Street Fighter II: The New Challengers!! It’s just arrived!!

Haruo: N—-, The New Challengers!!!!!?

Dad: Oh, hi! Are you Koharu’s classmate?

Haruo: Yes, but, um… will you let me witness the installation of that board into the machine?

Dad: Sure thing!! You can watch me plug it in!!

Hidaka: Huh…

 

Haruo: Woah… Incredible!! I don’t have a clue any of that means, but I can tell you it’s incredible!! What wonders will you show me? What’s “Super” about it? Hu! Ryu’s in the opening!!? The last game had two random fighters in the intro, but this one is way more awesome!! Oh, such pretty colors, looking good, Ryu!! What’s? Oh, oh— there it is!! Hadouken!!!! Super… Super Street Fighter II!!! The New Challengers!! It’s here!! Ah—!!!

Haruo: Check it out! I get to break it in!! Sorry Hidaka. The New Challengers is more important than the Christmas party! I didn’t really want to go to begin with. Sorry, but you have to go by yourself. Okay? Have fun!!

Hidaka: I guess I won’t go either.

Haruo: I’ve got another 50 yen if you want to have a go.

Hidaka: It’s all right. I prefer just watching you from here. Game’s of [XXX] really amazing lately.

Haruo: Right!!

 

Haruo: Oh, by the way, are you sure about the Christmas party, Hidaka?

Hidaka: Yeah, I didn’t really want to go either. I really prefer just relaxing at home.

Haruo: I’m totally with you, there. Often told them holed up in my shell, I don’t feel that way. On the contrary, when I’m at home, I feel like I’m leaving my heavy shell. Huh, I feel like I can stay true to myself when live completely carefree that way.

Hidaka: So I guess that’s why you always look like you’re having fun.

Haruo: You know what I think? You’re just too stiff. You don’t really know how to have fun, do you.

Hidaka: Then, do something about it Yaguchi?

Haruo: Huh?

Hidaka: Actually, there’s a game I’ve wanted to play. Or rather watch someone else while they play. It’s called SOS. Also, Otogiriso! But I don’t know how to be able to play it very well, so maybe if I saw you play, then I could…

Haruo: Nope. Go play yourself!

Hidaka: Huh?

Haruo: You can’t just give up before you start. Try it, and if you absolutely can’t do it, let me know. If that’s the case, I’ll jump in and show you how it’s done. Ah! I die…

 

Haruo: Well, I guess that’s that. Later Hidaka!

 

Hidaka: Wait, Yaguchi!

Haruo: Huh?

Hidaka: Here, the exchange present for the X party, you know, since we skipped out on it.

Haruo: Oh

Hidaka: So what do you say, we trade them?

Haruo: All right. Here. What’s inside?

Hidaka: The gloves. I made them myself and my mom wrapped for me.

Haruo: Wow…

Hidaka: This works out nicely if you play games in this wind your hands would go [num?].

Haruo: Yeah, true. But if I play with gloves on I can’t play as well. I won’t have any freedom.

Hidaka: It’s better than your fingers getting stiff from the cold.

Haruo: Yeah, huh? Hey, you’re really red. Are you okay?

Hidaka: Oh, am I?

 

[—Hidaka’s room—]

Mom: You have a fever. And it’s finally winter break. It’ll go waste now that you’ve caught a cold.

Hidaka: I’m fine.

 


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