I wish you could like stand right here and then be in order of height.
[laughs] “Hey there, Sara-senpai.
” “Senpai?” “You not a fan of that? To me, highschool students are like adults…” What? You’re a middle-schooler? Ok, stop acting weird, middle-schooler.
“You can call me what you like, Hinako.
” “Great, Sara-senpai.
Glad you’re someone who talks sense.
” “Oh yeah, I’ll tell you a piece of info.
” “The requirement for us beingchosen as supports…” “It’s that we’re dead people who never had any contact with you survivors.
” “I heard 8 people died in the first trial so 2 of them must’ve already…” What? “.
must’ve already known survivors.
” “Kanna’s sister… and MegumiSasahara, I suppose.
” “I have another big piece of info… But I can’t say it yet.
” “Eh?” “Haha… If you just reveal your entire hand… You’ll get used as a pawn, right?” You’re literally being used as a doll right now.
“Nobody likes being used…” “Used?” I would never.
Uh… I mean, you are kind of being used but I don’t really understand.
You’re not even my like, teammate.
Ah, you got me.
“Mwahaha… You saw right through me.
” “You’re a terrible actor, Sara-senpai.
” “Mmgh…” “Haha… I’ll tell you whenever I can trust you.
” And how would that work? You dothat trust is a two-way street, right? “So you’re Sara, right?” “Y… Yeah.
” “Oh! Let’s be friends! We’reabout the same age, right?” Says a doll who is literally ageless.
“Urk! You’re judging my outfit, aren’t you? You think I’m… weird!” You’re right.
“I mean…” It is weird.
That hood… Yea, that’s true, it is kind of familiar.
Is it… Is it Rio Ranger’s thing? “That hood looks familiar.
” “You’re referring to that doll Rio Ranger, right?” “That guy’s awful.
He pilfered myclothes and wore them for himself!” That does make sense.
“It’s hard to explain, but see I do this clown sort of thing outside of school.
” Oh god, that just makes it way worse.
“Look! I attend events dressed like this!” For what purpose? It’s a horrifying mask.
“What a scary mask.
” “So no reason to be creeped out! Really!” Heheh, your explanation made it worse.
“S-Sure… Anyway, do you have information?” “Of course! Err, let’s see…” “C-Could I have you ask someone else?” You don’t have information, do you? “Ngh… Did she forget?” She’d probably forget.
She’s an airheaded clown apparently.
“Hey, Miss Sara.
” “Hayasaka…” Are you familiar… Well, both of these questions, I needto ask but are you familiar with me? “You’re familiar with me… aren’t you?” “N-Now what are you talking about?” “Do you know something aboutthis death game, perhaps?” Do you know my dad perhaps? “You saw my victim video, did you?” Oh, that’s true.
He’s the one thatscreamed out her name, right? “Just think about it…” “I’m not the real Hayasaka.
I’m a dollmade to look exactly like him.
” Uh, but you have his personality and memories.
Don’t you lie to me, Hayasaka.
“Obviously the organization wouldn’t leave me any memories that’d be a problem for them, right?” “Is that so?” “I-I’m glad you understand.
Well, if that’ll be all…” Uh sure, Hayasaka.
I’m watching you.
“He’s utterly suspicious.
” And a terrible liar, unlesshe’s faking that part too.
“Uhh… So is just Sara fine?” “Hmm.
” [laughs] I’d prefer Chidouin.
Call me Mistress Sara.
I mean I love it ‘cause it’s so obnoxious but I guess let’s just be on friendly terms.
We’re probablyabout the same grade.
” “You sure? You aren’t gonna come to me later saying you were actually my senior?” “I don’t think this is the time to beworried about junior-senior relations.
” “More importantly, do you have any info?” “I do.
” “It’s about these red threads onour collars that connect us…” “If the people in a pair get some distance apart their collars activate and theirheads fly off.
These people, man, they’re really just the worst.
“What the…?!” “Well… actually, that’s only for us supports.
Your collar won’t activate, Sara.
” Oh really? So you’re in the disadvantage.
“So only your collar would…?” “S-So don’t get too far from me, okay? Let’s put our differences aside…” “Got it.
” Yea, that’s a strange thingto put in.
I wonder why.
“Eeeee! It’s cute little Sara!You’re going to chat with me?!” “Not really a chat.
I just need your info.
” “Oh, like my measurements?” “N-No, I mean regarding the death game!” “If you tell me what your type is, then I’ll tell you what I know!” “Ehh?” Why are you so into me? What’s her name again? I already forgot.
Strong people, kind people, can’t think of anything.
I feel like kind people.
It’s a really important part of this game right now.
“Err, I guess I’d have to say… Kind people?” Mai, that’s your name.
“I totally get that! People who treatyou nice are the best, after all!” “Y-Yeah.
” “But kind people can’t survive here, huh…” Ok, Mai.
Maybe lay off your doll tendencies.
“Ah… Sorry if I upset you! Right, you wanted to hear my info!” “Well, it’s about us…” “Our real selves died in the first trial.
” “And we were shown these victim video things… that showed the moment of our deaths.
” Ok, so you like… You can’t programtheir deaths into them but you’re allowed to let them see their deaths? Strange.
“Let’s be honest… It’s unforgivable.
That they would do this to us.
” “So… I want to give my all, too… And I want your aid as well, Sara.
” Yea, it is kind of weird ‘cause like they aren’t actually real people but they’re dolls which I guess that’s why theyplaced the collars on them so it’s like threatening them to play the game.
But also you’re a doll.
I guess they program like their fear of death into them.
See, all thesethings are just really, really messy.
“O… Okay…” “Thank you, Sara! We’re not a pair, but let’s do our best!” Until we have to kill each other.
Then you’ll be saying something else.
“Bwahaha… You’re Sara Chidouin, ain’t ya?” “Is something funny, Mr.
Kurumada?” “Sure is.
You’re just a plain ol’ high schooler.
” “Way to survive, am I right? Straight-up amazin’.
” Wait, you’re partnered with Q-taro, right? They put the two muscle dudestogether.
What the hell? It’s been close.
It’s thanks to my allies.
There’s been many sacrifices.
So many, you have no idea.
“Even if I have, we’ve made many sacrifices.
” “I’ve lost… countless allies.
” Hmm, especially one that you’ve forgotten.
“Don’t go makin’ allies, dumbass.
” “My bad, my bad.
Forget I said it.
” “Oh yeah, but really, I should tell you.
‘Parently there’s monsters lurking on this floor.
” You mean the green hair dude? “Monsters?” “Probably just dolls, really “but it’ll spell tragedy if we don’t get weapons.
You ever been in a fight?” “Not the violent sort, naturally.
” I’ve been in a verbal fight.
“Then you have your fluffy-mop buddy give ‘em hell.
“Maybe if you give ‘im a good smooch he’ll work his butt off for ya.
” What? Why do you talk likeQ-taro, too? So weird.
“No, if someone else is going to fight fortheir life, I’m going to fight for my life too.
” “I see, I see, you’re real interestin’.
” Sure sure dude.
Ok, I alreadytalked to everyone.
“What’s that sound?” It sounded like a fricking roar.
I guess you weren’t kidding about them monsters.
Looks like they’re here early…” “A monster’s come to attack.
” Was that the info? I feel like theybarely gave any helpful info.
Would you look at that? They replacedthe framework of all the characters.
“I… It’s a monster!” “That’s right.
You’re dead meat if youdon’t handle it the right way, got it?” I can’t believe we have to fightmonsters in this chapter.
“Meowww?! That’s absurd, thug gorilla! We can’t fight against something like this, woof!” So now this is a thug gorilla.
The other guy… Q-taro’s a gorilla.
“True… I can’t imagine we can domuch taking it on fair and square.
” Really? Even with all of us?Let’s put the dolls on it.
They’re like, they’re not people.
They can fight, right? “Then put your wits together.
” “We’ll all think about it, and picksomeone’s idea to drive it away.
” Are you for real? There is a monster chasing us and you’re like “Guys, let’s have a discussion on how to fight it.
” That’s so very impractical.
“If we discuss it… We mightjus’ figure out a weakness!” I can’t believe monster battles are now discussions.
“Understood!” “There must be some way to repel it!” “The monster is just looking this way.
” This is honestly the most ridiculous thing ever.
Why are you here too? “What should I do?” Uh, save game first.
What did you observe with your eyes, Sara? Just looking? Is there like time in this? “Might wanna observe our opponent…” Hmm? “I’ll grab its body and give it a hurl!” Ok, they’re offering suggestions.
“I’ll sniff around to check for stuff, meow!”I don’t think this is the time, Gin.
“I’m fine fighting it if I’ve got a weapon, okay?” Ok, murderous middle-schooler!We don’t have a weapon! “Somethin’ like this calls forsockin’ it with my fists, right?” I now know those two are the violent types.
“Let’s search for somethingto use as a weapon…” So I already observed it.
It’s just lookingthis way.
I feel like it’d make sense to look for a weapon.
What did Keiji say? He said… Oh, he’s the observing dude.
And you’re the… You just wanna whack it.
I think we should get a weapon.
Why does his picture look so sad? “We’re in luck.
I found a long shovelin the darkness.
” Wow, how lucky.
“Sure seems like they put ithere on purpose.
” For real.
“That is a little awkward, butlet’s use it.
Doubt it’s a trap.
” I mean, how can a shovel be a trap? “The monster is sizing up its surroundings.
” This is literally a tactical battle.
“Urgh! What’re you lookin’ at?!” Ok, so now we got a shovel.
Can I… Y’know, swing it like a weapon andwhack the bejesus outta him? How would I do that? Hmm.
I… How? Who? Hold up, so you got the weapon.
Who do I get to, like, attack with…How? Who? Hold up, so you got the weapon.
Who do I get to, like, attack with… Oh wait, you wanna attackwith it.
Ok, I got a weapon.
I got a weapon! She’s so cray.
That’ll do, right?” “Destroying a helmet with a shovel…You’re really something.
” “I mean, my arm is tingling a little.
” She’s so murderous.
Turned toward Hayasaka.
” Ok… “Ha… haha… I’ve got a bad feeling…” Yea, I got a bad feeling too, dude.
So he turned toward you.
What can I do? I just don’t feel like fists will do anything but I guessyou guys are pretty strong.
I might need to do yours becauseyou say you’re gonna grab him.
So that might throw him away.
Away from Hayasaka.
God, so ridiculous.
It zapped you? What… kind of baloney?! “Is it electrified?” “Yeah! Seems to be the red parts! Can’t touch the shoulders or arms bare-handed!” “In other words… The armor isn’t electrified!” Huh? “Yep, you got it! Damn… WishI’d noticed before I did that!” I guess if I observed, I would’ve noticed that.
“The monster is laughing fearlessly.
” “The monster attacked Hayasaka!”Oh, you’re dead then.
“T-This is no joke!” “Hayasaka ducked behind theothers to escape danger.
” Ok, I’m guessing they don’t… Well, y’know, die per say, but like it will eliminate them from your, like, options.
“Ahah! Q-taro seems dependable, so howabout we have him go at it again?” But he said that they’re electrified… Hmm.
Ok, tell me what your eyes see.
Keiji and his detective eyes.
Oh, I already know this.
I guess I should’ve did that first.
“Guess we’re gonna have to try destroyingthe safe-to-touch armor first…” Staring at Anzu.
“YOU… YOU…” Oh crap.
I guess I have to go with yours.
So you know this time, right? So you won’t do the bad thing? Hopefully.
This is honestly the weirdest thing.
“Q-taro, please! We need your strength!” “Awright, I got it! Leave it to me!”Don’t touch the electrified parts, ok.
“Eeeee! How coooool!” “Yer bummin’ me out! Takethis more seriously, wouldja?!” Uh, I thought you attackedthem.
Why didn’t it work? We’re all gonna die.
[laughs] You can only grab.
Ok, so they only have one like, ability, basically.
“Somebody help! Lend me a hand!” I am so confused.
I am losing this fake battle.
Grabbed– I grabbed at the monster? Ok, sure.
It’s too strong.
It’ll just throw me off.
” “Please, hang on.
Broke out of the hold? Well… Ok, I think I might need something else.
[sighs] Should’ve did that in the first place, I guess.
We’re all gonna die.
Flaming stick on the wall.
Ok, got a flaming stick.
“Hmm… Not sure about using it as a weapon.
But maybe you could burn it if you gotclose and found a good opportunity?” “You’re kinka violent, woof…”Yea, she really is but in times like these, we need her.
Stop it… Ok, you’re grappling.
So who can use the torch? I don’t know how this stuff works.
Like do I click on it? Do I… Is it used automatically? I assume it’s automatic.
Uh… I truly don’t know.
Since I haven’t used you yet, should I go with you? But you’re like punching it.
It’s just, these are terrible plans.
Yea, I don’t think that worked.
Well, I wanted to use the torch butlike why won’t you use the torch? What? Mechcan– What? “Hey now, you being serious? I’vegot a mechanical body, y’know?” What? Huh? Hmm? Oh god, they’re all dead.
This is the most ridiculous thing I’ve ever seen.
I think I’m losing this battle‘cause I don’t have the right users? What? How come now it works?See, I’m so confused.
“Awright! Destroyed that armorthat was protecting its body!” I guess I should’ve just kept punching it with Q-taro.
“Not bad at all, pro-wrestler old-timer.
” He’s a baseball player.
“I’mma baseball-playin’ young-timer!Now think up our next plan already!” Can you reactivate all the peopleI’ve lost? ‘Cause this is not good.
“Ah! Its body changed color?” “Might be our chance…” Uh, what do you mean? “The monster headed toward thecoffin and raised its arms.
” “Hold on! what’re you…?” The coffin that Anzu’s in? Oh geez.
“Wait! Let me out!” Is she dead? Awkward.
“W-What? What are you thinking, locking me in here?!” Oh! You’re in trouble.
“S-Stop…” Is she dead? That was fast.
“It’s gonna break… the coffin…” “So cramped… I can’t open it!” “No! I’m gonna be crushed!” Really? First death of the game? Oh snap.
Wait, you just straight up killher? Is that part of the thing? “A… Ahhh…” I mean I know they’re dolls but what the hell? “The coffin has been destroyedwith terrifying might.
” “Sh*t! Hey, Anzu! Are you for real?!” “T-This is bad! Will it come for us next?” Uh, can I have a new doll please? “The monster stood up andwalked into the darkness.
” Was that supposed to happen? I’m so confused.
“Mya? It won’t attack anymore, woof?” “It went off the same direction as Midori…” “It was saying… it was satisfiedhaving destroyed one of us…” Really? “Huh? Really?” “Gah! What happened to her?” “Can’t you tell just lookin’ at thatcoffin? She’s been scrapped…” “She’s dead…” “Ahhhh… Poor Anzu…” “She… really seemed to be suffering… Urgh…” “What the hell was that monster?!” “An Obstructor…” “A doll meant to impede our objective… And who’ll come after our lives… apparently.
” “That ain’t funny! After all this, suddenly we gotta use violence?!” “That’s why we’re cooperating, right?” “Our only advantage is numbers.
” I guess.
“Putting our heads together, and sometimeshaving someone risk themselves…” “That’s all we can do.
” “Sheesh…” “Let’s work together, Sara.
” “Can I really trust you?” “I mean… we don’t wanna die, either…” “Seeing that happen to Anzu right in frontof me… I’m still distraught, honestly…” Well, kind of hard to trust you.
You’re a doll.
You can fake emotions.
“We know the fear of deathbetter than anyone…” I mean true, but still.
“Ain’t it okay to trust ‘em?” “Q-taro…” “It’s makin’ me rememberthat fake Reko business…” It really is.
“These guys ain’t just artificialthings either, I’m sure.
” “They’re alive.
Hell if that ain’t cruel, though.
” “Well… guess it’s fine.
The more people, the more fight we can bring.
” “That’s right.
Just gotta think simple.
” “No use suspecting them for now, I guess.
” I mean no choice.
Even if you suspectthem, you gotta work with them.
“So, uh… Let’s keep it up, Sara.
” “Right… Same to you.
” “Alright then.
First up… Let’s go after Midori.
Ok, I’m a bit suspect about that so I am gonna make a save andI’m gonna try to go back and see if I can actually not get her killed ‘cause that was stupidity on my part all around.
Oh, you can knock it down too? Sick.
Should’ve inspected it first.
Should always inspect for the love of god.
Let me observe.
Or hold up.
What can you do again? Uhh… Maybe? This is all kinds of awkward.
It actually worked.
I know, it actually worked.
“Hah! Don’t be startled bysomethin’ you did yourself.
” “Shaddup… What matters is I was useful, right?” I sure hope so.
I’m tryingto save you guys so bad.
“The monster is defenselessly trying to get up.
” Now what can we do? I mean it definitely seems like punching time, but she tried to hit it and it didn’t work.
So you’re the burning type of dude, huh, Sou.
Man, it’s really trying to find the right– Howmany fricking pieces of armor this asshole have? “Hmph… Burns well, huh?” “You can see under the bandages now, meow!” “I’m curious about the red thing on its chest…” Yea, I’m curious too.
“The monster got up.
” So who can observe then? Oh, maybe now it’ll work ‘causethere’s a weak spot.
Well, but you… Are you gonna know it’s a weakspot? I hope you do, Reko.
You better bash that weird thingin the center of its chest.
Did it work? So you actually can win this.
Oh my god.
Now you gotta save your humans and your dolls.
“Phew… shouldn’t be gettin’ back up now.
” Well Anzu, awkward that I let you die that terrible, terrible death.
Hey, I didn’t know what thehell was going on, ok.
“Destroyed the monster.
” I am assuming you would want to like keep everyone alive.
‘Cause they did say strengthin numbers and all that.
“Pant, pant… You saved me… Thank you…” “I was sweatin’! What thehell was that monster?!” “An Obstructor.
” I think you guys are just sayingthe same thing now.
Well yea, yep.
I’m definitely gonna have to play thesebattles wisely if I wanna save everyone.