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Page 1

 

Panel 1

A view of the convent with leaves blowing in the wind.

 

Narration: The Convent

 

Angela: Wha…?

 

Panel 2

Angela looking concerned.

 

Angela: So its alright if I don’t pay him…

 

Panel 3

Kosaku jogs in place inside the church as he talks to Angela.

 

Kosaku:  Yeah, surprisingly the champ is a really understanding guy.

 

Angela: Oh...

 

Panel 4

Kosaku looking upbeat.

 

Kosaku: Sister…

 

Don’t worry.

 

Panel 5

Angela in profile.

 

Angela: But, why…

 

Page 2

 

Panel 1

Mukoda appears suddenly and smacks Kosaku in the back of his head.

 

Mukoda: ‘Scuse me.

 

I knew you’d probably be here, ya bum.

 

Angela: Coach…

 

Panel 2

Mukoda grabs Kosaku by the collar of his shirt.

 

Mukoda: Kosaku, where the hell were you all night?

 

Panel 3

Kosaku waves to Angela as Mukoda drags him out of the church.

 

Mukoda: C’mon…

 

You’re staying at the gym from now on.

 

Kosaku: See ya, Sister!

 

Panel 4

Angela looks stunned as Kosaku leaves.

 

Angela: Hatanaka-san…

 

Did he go to the host club to discuss my debt…?

 

Panel 5

Mukoda’s Gym.

 

Panel 6

Kosaku in the ring, sparring with Mukoda.

 

Mukoda: Throw it more from the hips.

 

 

 

Page 4

 

Panel 1

Kosaku lands a powerful punch to Mukoda’s padded hand.

 

Mukoda: That’s it! That’s the punch that’ll knock him out!

 

Kosaku: Yeah, knock him out!

 

Panel 2

Kosaku thinks back to his meeting with Ryusei.

 

Ryusei: And after our fight…

 

If you can beat me, I’ll cancel her debt.

 

Panel 3

Kosaku smiles confidently.

 

Kosaku: Sister Angela…

 

I’ll win your heart.

 

Panel 4

Ishida and Shunpei stand outside the ring, watching Kosaku spar.

 

Shunpei: So Ryusei Kurenai works at a host club?

 

Ishida: Yeah, nice way to earn a buck.

 

Panel 5

The dark haired boxer looks over to Shunpei as he works the speed bag.

 

Dark Haired Boxer: I heard there’s supposed to be an ad for the fight on TV tonight.

 

Shunpei: Oh yeah?

 

 

Page 5

 

Panel 1

A closeup of a television set with Ryusei on the screen.

 

Announcer: This is Club Ring’s number one host, Ryusei-san.

 

But it’s a slightly different title we’re concerned with.

 

Panel 2

Everyone from Mukoda’s Gym is sitting around the television.

 

Announcer: He also holds the title of the Asian Pacific Boxing Championship.

 

Mukoda’s Gym Boxer: Those two titles….how does he handle it?

 

Panel 3

Ryusei being interviewed.

 

Announcer: What’s the best present you’ve ever received from a girl?

 

Ryusei: Um,

 

A watch, a car, and my condo…

 

Panel 4

Kosaku and Mukoda looking at the screen with curiosity.

 

Kosaku: That’s right he drives a Porsche.

 

Mukoda: Kosaku, you’ve met him?

 

Panel 5

Ryusei looking sensitive as photographer’s flashes go off behind him.

 

Ryusei: But probably the best gift of all…

 

Was love.

 

Panel 6

Mukoda’s boxers looking at the screen.

 

Ishida: Hell of a way to make a living.

 

Dark Haired Boxer: I’ll say.

 

 

 

Page 6

 

Panel 1

Ryusei sits outside the ring, propping his chin on his hands.

 

Ryusei: Sometimes I wonder…

 

Why is it that I fight?

 

You get hot and sweaty.

 

And there really isn’t any money in it.

 

Panel 2

Ryusei looks tired and bored as he postulates.

 

Announcer: So why continue?

 

Ryusei: Hm, I guess it’s because…

 

I’m so powerful.

 

Panel 3

A close-up of Ryusei.

 

Ryusei: No…more like,

 

It’s a man’s romance.

 

Panel 4

Shunpei and the Dark Haired Boxer watching the television.

 

Shunpei: What…?

 

Dark Haired Boxer: I think I’m gonna puke.

 

Panel 5

Everyone at the gym around the television.

 

Shunpei: Hatanaka-senpai, I hope you beat this guy’s ass.

 

Kosaku: I will…but he’s really not a bad guy.

 

Announcer: And you’ll be defending your title next month, Ryusei-san…

 

Page 7

 

Panel 1

The convent at night.

 

Panel 2

The nuns are gathered around the television watching the same interview.

 

Mother Abbess: So that is Hatanaka-san’s next opponent.

 

Angela: …

 

Panel 3

Angela in profile, thinking.

 

Angela thinking: How could I have been fooled by such a lie?

 

Panel 4

A flashback to Angela in Club Ring with Ryusei.

 

Ryusei: I was sold off by my parents.

 

Panel 5

A dark panel.

 

Ryusei: They were three million yen in debt.

 

Panel 4

Angela closes her eyes and thinks.

 

Angela thinking: After all this time I can’t believe how foolish I still am.

 

Panel 5

Angela’s thoughts.

But as for Ryusei-san,

 

I just can’t afford the 400,000 yen.

 

Page 8

 

Panel 1

A cold gust of wind blows through the streets of Tokyo.

 

Sign: Christmas sale.

 

Panel 2

Kosaku looks exhausted as he jogs down the street with Mukoda following him on his bicycle.

 

Mukoda: Kosaku!

 

Quit drag-assin’ around, Kosaku!

 

C’mon, catch your breath!

 

Kosaku: Huh, wheeze, gasp, pant.

 

Panel 3

Angela pulls up on her bicycle..

 

Angela: Hatanaka-san…

 

Panel 5

Mukoda elbow drops Kosaku as he notices Angela.

 

Angela: Good afternoon Coach.

 

Mukoda: Ah, Sister Angela.

 

 

Page 9

 

Panel 1

The group stops on the street to chat.

 

Angela: Hatanaka-san, are you still making progress with your weight loss?

 

Mukoda: Eh,

 

Same old, same old.

 

Kosaku: Sister Angela.

 

Panel 2

Angela smiles at Kosaku.

 

Angela: Hatanaka-san, I know its tough but,

 

Please do your best.

 

Panel 3

Kosaku smiles back and blushes.

 

Kosaku: I will.

 

Kosaku thinking: It’s all for you, Sister.

 

Panel 4

Several days later.

 

Panel 4

The convent.

 

Voice: Sister Angela,

 

You have a visitor.

 

Panel 4

Mizue enters.

 

Mizue: Hi there, Marie-chan.

 

Italy was so much fun.

 

 

Page 10

 

Panel 1

Angela approaches her Aunt.

 

Angela: Auntie Mizue.

 

Mizue: I’m sorry.

 

I totally forgot about…

 

Panel 2

Mother Abbess walks into the room and interjects herself into the conversation.

 

Mother Abbess: Sister, are you feeling better?

 

Mizue: Oh, she’s just fine Mother Abbess.

 

Panel 3

Mizue smiles happily at Mother Abbess as Angela begins to panic.

 

Mizue: I’ll tell you the whole story.

 

You see, this host…

 

Angela: Let’s go talk in the chapel!

 

Panel 4

Angela and Mizue alone in the chapel.

 

Angela: Well Auntie? Do you have the 400,000 yen?

 

Mizue: Wha-?

 

Panel 5

A closeup of Angela.

 

Angela: Don’t you remember…

 

The money, I didn’t have enough.

 

Panel 5

Mizue looks perplexed.

 

Mizue: Oh,

 

But you asked Hatanaka for the money, didn’t you?

 

 

Page 11

 

Panel 1

Angela and Mizue continue their discussion in the chapel, surrounded by stain glass windows.

 

Angela: What…?

 

Mizue: That’s what I heard from the other hosts.

 

Panel 2

A bead of sweat flows down the side of Angela’s face.

 

Angela: Hatanaka-san…

 

Took over my debt!?

 

Panel 3

Mizue responds matter-of-factly.

 

Mizue: They said if Hatanaka wins his next match the debt will be cancelled.

 

But then again…

 

Panel 4

Angela’s jaw drops as she hears the news.

 

Mizue: If he loses, he’ll owe 800,000 yen.

 

Angela: That’s…

 

Panel 5

The sun is going down and the wind blows as Angela rides her bicycle to the gym.

 

Angela thinking: Why Hatanaka-san,

 

Why make such a ridiculous promise?

 

Panel 2

Sign: Mukoda’s Gym

 

Panel 3

Angela bursts into the gym.

 

Angela: Pardon me.

 

Panel 3

The boxers are crowded around a kneeling Kosaku.

 

Dark Haired Boxer: Oh, Sister Angela.

 

Good timing.

 

Kosaku: Water~ water~

 

Shunpei: Senpai, Sister’s here.

 

Panel 3

Angela frowns and raises her voice at Kosaku who is dazed and on the floor.

 

Angela: Hatanaka-san!

 

 

Page 12

 

Panel 1

In Mukoda’s room, Kosaku has his face buried in his arms. Angela sits in front of him, with Mukoda and the two younger boxers standing in the doorway.

 

Kosaku: Sister, you came to see me…

 

Angela: Hatanaka-san,

 

I’ve heard something.

 

Panel 2

Angela’s gaze is lowered nervously.

 

Angela: I want you to take back your promise. Right now.

 

Panel 3

Kosaku lifts his head weakly.

 

Kosaku: Promise… oh…

 

Panel 4

Kosaku smiles weakly as Angela begins to yell at him.

 

Kosaku: You mean, the one where if I win the debt will be cancelled…?

 

Angela: And if you lose you’ll owe him 800,000 yen!

 

Panel 4

Mukoda looks concerned.

 

Mukoda thinking: Huh…!?

 

What the hell?

 

Panel 5

Angela with a stern look on her face..

 

Angela: This scheme of yours, it worries me.

 

 

Page 13

 

Panel 1

Kosaku’s eyes are unfocused as he responds.

 

Kosaku: You said…

 

You’re worried…?

 

Panel 3

Angela is becoming frustrated.

 

Angela: You don’t have to…

 

Get revenge for me.

 

Panel 4

An overhead view of the room as Angela kneels in front of Kosaku.

 

Angela thinking: When I entered the monastery,

 

I swore to devote my existence to God.

 

Angela: There’s nothing I can do.

 

Panel 5

Kosaku stares at the floor.

 

Kosaku: It’s okay to watch from the sidelines.

 

There’s nothing else I need.

 

Panel 5

Angela looks surprised.

 

Angela thinking: What…?

 

 

Page 14

 

Panel 1

Kosaku closes his eyes and speaks from his heart.

 

Kosaku: Sister, as long as you’re happy,

 

And smiling, then I’ll be fine.

 

Panel 2

Angela is taken aback as the others peer in from the doorway.

 

Angela: Hatanaka-san…

 

Panel 3

Angela’s demeanor quickly changes and she begins to yell at Kosaku.

 

Angela: Wha..

 

What are you saying?

 

Panel 4

Kosaku sits in stunned silence, his eyes glassy.

 

Panel 5

Hands clasped to her chest, Angela continues to unload on Kosaku.

 

Angela:  You…

 

Are you only boxing for someone else!?

 

 

Page 15

 

Panel 1

Frowning, Angela continues to argue her point.

 

Angela:  Is it for me? Or for the money…?

 

Then you’re doing it for the wrong reasons!

 

If you’re fighting for my sake then…

 

Panel 2

Mukoda and the others look on as Angela continues to argue with Kosaku.

 

Angela: Don’t you think you owe Coach Mukoda an apology? Because he’s been sharing your hardships all this time!

 

 

Mukoda thinking: Me?

 

As long as he wins I won’t complain.

 

Panel 3

Kosaku looks up at Angela calmly.

 

Kosaku: At any rate…

 

The money is my problem now and mine alone.

 

Panel 4

Angela stares down at him.

 

Angela: And if you lose?

 

Panel 5

Kosaku’s face becomes serious.

 

Kosaku: I’ll win.

 

Panel 6

Angela is frustrated and it shows.

 

Angela: But if you lose...

 

 

 

Page 16

 

Panel 1

Kosaku has had enough, and yells back.

 

Kosaku: Shut up!

 

I’m gonna triumph in that ring!

 

Panel 2

Angela is stunned, her mouth is wide up but she remains silent..

 

Panel 3

Mukoda, Ishida and the other boxers are all stunned as well.

 

Panel 4

Even Kosaku seems surprised by his words, as his mouth hangs open.

 

 

Page 17

 

Panel 1

Angela staggers backwards as she and Kosaku look at one another nervously.

 

Kosaku: Ah…

 

Panel 2

Angela turns and leaves the room, walking past Ishida and Mukoda.

 

Mukoda: Sister.

 

Angela: Excuse me.

 

Panel 3

Kosaku watches as Angela leaves.

 

Kosaku: Sister.

 

Panel 4

Angela peddling her bike, still looking stunned.

 

Angela: Mr. Hatanaka got so angry.

 

Panel 5

Kosaku looks up at Mukoda, who stands with his arms crossed, the two other boxers standing behind him.

 

Kosaku: Did I just really piss her off?

 

Mukoda: Huh.

 

That was pretty scary.

 

Dark Haired Boxer: Man, I feel sorry for the Sister.

 








Translation by Harley Acres. Please do not reproduce or repost this translation elsewhere.