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I always had a soft spot for this particular scene. It’s the scene in Marimite season 3 OVA 1 where Yumi is at Sachiko’s summer house and is asked to go wake up her dear onee-sama. It’s a very short segment but I always felt that it was an intense yuri scene. I felt like that beyond the words spoken, there is a very strong hint of love and desire that Yumi was unconsciously suppressing. The way that the anime paused on the lips, on Sachiko’s face and hands…hahaha Am I over thinking it? Well here is my not so perfect translation. I hope you guys like it!! Let me know what you think!
Btw, you can find the video clip here. You can start playing at 8:10.
“Leave it with me!” (Yumi said this to the housekeeper)
Yumi confidently placed her hand on her chest and proceeded to run up the stairs.
I will get to see onee-sama.
While standing outside the door, Yumi tried to contain the fluttering excitement in her chest. After taking a deep a breath, she knocked on the door.
Just a few hours ago, they were spending time together, yet already, Yumi was looking forward to seeing her onee-sama. This may all be a bit weird but Yumi has never felt bored when spending time with her onee-sama. If it was possible, she would love to be by her onee-sama’s side at all times. That’s why she was very happy that she will be able to see her onee-sama just that little bit earlier as a result of this task.
As there was no answer, Yumi knocked again but it remained quiet inside.
The door was not locked so Yumi gently pushed open the door and whispered between the small opening but there was still no answer.
Although Yumi agreed to this task without much thought, this was indeed an important task.
Yumi decided to enter the room and although she did say “shitsure shimasu”, it was so soft that it was unlikely that Sachiko onee-sama heard.
Covered in a thin sheet, the sleeping beauty in the forest was in a deep sleep and with her long black hair resting on her face and arm, her already clear complexion looked even more translucent.
The image that was before Yumi’s eyes was just too pretty – it was like an art piece. Yumi was going to reach over to wake up onee-sama but stopped midway.
To put it this way probably somewhat disagrees with the original situation but it suddenly felt like the situation had turned into ‘the imouto attacks the onee-sama that’s sound asleep’.
With hands on her chest, Yumi was thinking, luckily Tsutako was not around otherwise she would definitely be snapping away on her camera. She would then skillfully persuade Yumi. Finally, the pictures would be displayed on an enormous board at the school festival, all for others to enjoy.
Sachiko oneesama turned over. This will not do. I cannot just stand here forever staring at oneesama just because she is too pretty. That will qualify me to join those that are considered mentally abnormal.
Yumi did not know where it was appropriate for her to touch so she decided to try shake oneesama’s shoulder to wake her up.
“It’s already morning now. Please wake up.”
Sachiko oneesama did not seem to awake and she pulled the covers over her head.
“The fresh bread that Mr. Sawamura has brought back will turn cold. There are also the egg omelettes that Mrs. Sawamura has made.”
“I’m not going to have breakfast. Let me sleep for a little while more.”
“No. I want to have breakfast with oneesama.”
Although it was a bit rude of her, Yumi still took away the blanket. Sachiko oneesama’s pajamas was a sleeveless night dress and she laid curled up like in the shape of the word く. The pajamas were a light pink colour.
“Please get up.”
“I know. I will get up now.”
Sachiko oneesama finally gave up resisting, brushed away her hair and sat up. Although her brows were ruffled, she still carefully put on her slippers.
“I will be down in 5 minutes.”
As Yumi watched her oneesama move her hand towards the shoulder strap, she finally realised what her oneesama meant – I need to get changed now. Please leave.
“Then I will wait for you downstairs.”
Yumi rushed out of the room.
Baka baka baka baka baka! How can I be so stupid!?
How could I have just stood there like that? Yumi laughed at herself and with her face all red, she began walking down the stairs.
Anyway, I was reading this part in vol. 10 where Yoshino is demanding to join the kendo club, against Rei’s wishes. I couldn’t help but smile in the scene where they reconcile in the kendo grounds while it’s raining outside!! ^_____^
Yep! This will be my next focus. The reason why it’s worth translating is because in the anime, we do not see the thoughts running through Yoshino’s mind. We’re missing out BIG time!!! Haha It won’t be a long piece though!
Nerei! This translation will be for you!!! I know you’re a fan of the pair!!
OMG!?! How many times have I said this in the last few days?!! OH WELL…the things I have been going on about are definitely “OMG” materials!??! And here’s another?! mintyfresh over at Animesuki forum pointed this out!! So has Oyuki Konno decided to keep writing!?!?! I hope so!! Can anyone out there give us a hand?? Who knows how to read Japanese!!!? From what I can gather, it sounds like it’s starting off in April, when Yumi, Yoshino and Shimako will start their 3rd year at Lilian’s. I’m going to try and hunt down a picture of the book cover – hopefully that will give us some clues?!
I need to know!!!! Does it mean a season 5 could be POSSIBLE!?!!?
Here’s the final part!! I have to say that I’m sorry for choosing these two chapters. This section is definitely not as good as the previous Sei x Yumi translation. Oh well. I will choose a better part next time. =( In any case, I hope this translation added some insight into the Rosa Gigantea family!! *hopeful*
“Shimako is really too impatient.”
Noriko mumbles under her breath as she brushes away the water on Shimako’s face. As the tears and rain crosses path on my face, I wonder what it looked like in Noriko’s eyes.
“Rosa Chinesis was only raising an extreme example. If you don’t want to let go, there is no need to force yourself to give up on either, right?”
Shimako tightened her two hands and drew a cross in front of her chest. If she could not give up on either, is it still possible for there to be a perfect solution?
“I know of one solution.”
Under that neat fringe was a set of determined eyes, staring straight at Shimako.
“Let me wear your rosary.”
Noriko’s index finger pointed to Shimako’s right wrist. At the tip of the finger was the special gift she had received from her onee-sama.
Sorry for the delay!! Here’s part 2! I’ve had to split the 2nd chapter into 2 parts as I haven’t finished the ending. Bear with me. The final part (part 3) will be available by the weekend!! I promise!!
Rain drops gently slipped through the sakura tree leaves and fell onto the hair.
“What do I need to do?”
The water in the hair slided across the skin and onto the face, merging together with Shimako’s tears. Though the sakura tree was tall and stretched broadly with its thick branches, the sparse leaves could not help but let the rain pass through.
“If it really started to rain heavily, you will catch a cold.”
The sound of steps treading onto the wet soil gradually moved closer. From the moment Shimako decided to hide at this place, she was probably waiting for this particular person to come.
“I figured out one thing this morning. Shimako is a greedy person, therefore she does not want to be disliked by anyone.”
Noriko was next to Shimako, crouching along with her. Some of the soil below the sakura trees were still dry. Drops of rain passed through the branches and was creating a pattern of dots in the soil.
The two did not look at each other but just looked at the rain in front of them together. Although the rain was still passing through the sparse leaves above, it was still better than standing without the coverage of the tree. At least that’s what it seemed, comparing the strength of the rain within and outside the canopy of the tree. Very quickly, Noriko’s premonition of the ‘heavy rain’ looked like it had arrived.
The first part (actually a chapter) has been translated!! Bear with me cos my concentration again was disappearing fast near the end. If there are any blatant errors, please let me know and I’ll have it corrected!! ENJOY!!
Shimako stood by the windows on the 2nd floor of the Rose Mansion looking at the sky.
It’s already Friday but Shimako’s feelings had not turned better. The depression within grew darker and heavier, like the stormy clouds before the rain.
If those clouds were swept away, would a blue sky like Virgin Mary’s heart really exist? The sun should still be high up in the sky yet it was like dusk in the evening. It looked like it was about to rain.
Noriko, as if disapproving of Shimako’s silent sighing, called her name from behind. Because both Rei-sama and Yoshino-san cannot attend after school today, Noriko has been asked to help.
The preparations for the school festival have started.
Although it is possible to setup a committee, the Yamayurikai still has quite a scope of responsibilities. At the moment, although the focus is just on printing, collating the questionnaire as such; hereafter, workload will definitely increase, so the more people helping the better.
“What is the matter?”
Shimako casually turned around and asked Noriko.
“The tea is ready…”
“It is? Thanks.”
Sorry!! My translation on the 2 chapters of Marimite light novel is taking a bit longer than expected!! I’m almost done with the 1st chapter so I’ll release that first. Give me one more day!! Tomorrow you will get the first chapter!!! Btw, just note that these are short-ish chapters!! Don’t get your hopes all up!! Nway, gomen ne!
Oh and btw, ONE more day to the next chapter of Girl Friends!!! ^_______^