Monthly Archives: December 2013

Tales of Zestiria – Main Characters Info

Pictures are from this blog. The scans here are from V Jump, but there are also scans from Jump which have slightly different information so I’ve put that here too.

古代の歴史には、人と天族が幸せに暮らす知識が眠ってるって信じてるから
Because I believe ancient history holds the knowledge of people and the Heavenly Host living happily together.

スレイ
Slay

CV:木村良平
Voice actor: Ryouhei Kimura

身長:175cm
Height: 175cm

武器:片手用の儀礼剣
Weapon: One-handed ceremonial sword

V Jump: 古代遺跡に興味を持少年。甘すぎる一面もあるが純粋で前向き。
A boy with an interest in ancient ruins. Can be a bit naive but is straight-forward with a positive outlook.

Jump: 甘すぎるところもある心優しい少年で、いつも前向き。世界中の古代遺跡に興味を持つ。
A slightly naive, kind-hearted boy with an always positive outlook. Interested in ancient ruins throughout the world.

私は見てみたいんだ。穢れのない故郷を!
I want to see my home uncorrupted!

アリーシャ
Aleesha/Alisha?

CV:茅野愛衣
Voice Actor: Ai Kayano

身長:161cm
Height: 161cm

武器:長槍
Weapon: Pike

V Jump: 自らを姫ではなく、国に尽くす一介の騎士と考えている勇敢な王女。
A gallant princess, who thinks of herself as a mere knight devoted to her country and not as a lady of noble birth.

Jump: 一介の騎士として堅苦しい男性言葉を話す王女。災厄や戦乱を放っておけず旅に出る。
A princess who behaves as a knight and speaks with formal male language*. Unable to ignore the disasters and war around her, she sets out on a journey,
*The translation sounds terrible I know! Maybe I’ll come back to it later.

Tales of Zestiria – World Information

I’m sure this information is elsewhere online but here is my translation of it. Image source: operationrainfall

World Information
世界情報
World Information

ハイランド王国とローランス帝国という二つの強国が支配権を戦う大陸「クリンウッド」
Two powerful countries, Highland Kingdom and Lowlance Empire, fight for dominance of the continent Greenwood

異なる信仰が多様な文化を生み、文明は発展と拡大を得た。
Different religions gave rise to a variety of cultures, and civilisations have developed and spread.

ところが、不思議な共通頂が一つ。
However, they all have one mysterious point in common.

クリンウッド大陸のいずれの信仰にも「天族」と呼ばれる神秘の存在が語られるのである。
Every religion in Greenwood speaks of a mysterious existence known as the Heavenly Host.
*天族 is a made up word, literally ‘Heaven tribe’, so I’ve translated it as ‘Heavenly Host’ mainly because I like the alliteration and I can’t think of anything else.

天族は目に見えず、触れられもしないが、超常の力を用いて世界のあらゆるものに影響を及ぼしていると語られた。
The Heavenly Host cannot be seen or touched, but it is said they can exert their influence over objects in the world through their supernatural abilities.

人々はそんな天族を、敬い、畏れ、忌避し、崇拝していたのである。
People have revered, feared, hidden from and worshipped the Heavenly Host.

Tales of Zestiria – First video!

First video is up on the Tales of Zestiria site! The script of the video is pretty much the same as what was on the countdown website – just a couple of lines of speech added in the middle.

~導師の伝承~
Legend of the Monks

はるかな神話時代、世界が闇の覆われると、いずこより現れ光を取り戻した
In the distant age of myth and legend, whenever the world was overtaken by darkness, they would appear and take back the light

時代は移ろうとも、世が乱れる度に人々は伝承を語り、救いを願う
Even as the ages passed, whenever the world fell in chaos, people would speak of the legend and pray for salvation

その度に導師は姿を表わし、闇を振り払ったという
Each time, the monks would appear and cast the darkness out

しかし、平和が訪れると導師は姿を消した・・・
However, when peace came the monks would disappear…

やっぱり!聖剣を掲げる英雄…”導師”の壁画だ!
As I thought! It’s the hero who holds the holy sword… the “Monk” wall-carving!

君は・・・私の名前を尋ねないのか?
You… Aren’t you going to ask my name?

彼らはどこへ・・・・・・その答えを知る者はいなかった
However, when peace came the monks would disappear… Where they went…not a soul knew

いつしか人の記憶から、伝承の中へ消えていった
Before anyone realised, they had faded from memory into legend

闇は・・・・・・世界を再び覆わんとしていた
Darkness…was trying once more to consume the world

探偵ガリレオ Chapter 1 – Part 4

1) それを下から見上げただけで萎縮しそうになるのは、生まれついての理系オンチのせいだろうと草薙は自己分析した。
萎縮 – いしゅく – wither, atrophy
Looking up at it made Kusanagi feel like withering away – he thought the reason was probably his complete lack of scientific ability. (I couldn’t think of a way to put 自己分析 in there without it sounding completely awkward.)

 

2) いや、昼間であるから明かりをつけなくとも充分に明るいはずなのだが、遮光カーテンでもつけてあるのか窓からの光も殆どなく、まるで暗室のようなのだ。
遮光カーテン – しゃこうカーテン – lined/black-out curtains
No, it was daytime so there should be enough light to see by without turning the lights on, but maybe there were black-out curtains as there was hardly any light from the windows. It was just like a darkroom.

 

3) モーター音に似ており、しかも草薙としても馴染みのある音だった。
馴染み – なじみ – intimacy, friendship, familiarity
It sounded like a motor and to Kusanagi it was also a very familiar sound.

 

4) 長身で色白、黒縁眼鏡をかけた秀才タイプの顔つきは、学生の頃から殆ど変わっていない。
~縁眼鏡 – ~ぶちめがね – ~rimmed glasses
His tall stature, fair-skin and intelligent face with black-rimmed glasses was mostly unchanged from his student days.

 

5) 僕としちゃあ、君への協力の意思を形で示したつもりなんだけど
としちゃ(あ) – (としては)- as for, in the capacity of
I only meant to show my intention of working with you in physical form.

 

6) 草薙は湯川の手元をしげしげと眺めた。
しげしげ – closely, fixedly
Kusanagi gazed fixedly at Yugawa’s hand.

Next “Tales of” Game!

The “Tales of” 20th Anniversary game will be revealed on the 12th December at 7pm (JST)!

There’s a countdown page here which updates each day with a new sentence on the game’s backstory. It doesn’t reveal much though, pretty standard “the world is in danger” stuff. Here’s what is on it so far:

~導師の伝承~
Legend of the Monks

はるかな神話時代、世界が闇の覆われると、いずこより現れ光を取り戻した
In the distant age of myth and legend, whenever the world was overtaken by darkness, they would appear and take back the light

時代は移ろうとも、世が乱れる度に人々は伝承を語り、救いを願う
Even as the ages passed, whenever the world fell in chaos, people would speak of the legend and pray for salvation

その度に導師は姿を表わし、闇を振り払ったという
Each time, the monks would appear and cast the darkness out

しかし、平和が訪れると導師は姿を消した・・・・・・彼らはどこへ・・・・・・その答えを知る者はいなかった
However, when peace came the monks would disappear… Where they went…not a soul knew

いつしか人の記憶から、伝承の中へ消えていった
Before anyone realised, they had faded from memory into legend

闇は・・・・・・世界を再び覆わんとしていた
Darkness…was trying once more to consume the world

導師の名が再び語られ始めた
だが、いまだ導師は姿を見せなかった・・・・・・
People began to speak of the monks’ names once more
But the monks have yet to show themselves…