315Cinema Collection: Shadow 9

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#267: 315Cinema Collection: Shadow 9
[Marathon] 03/31/2020 – 04/10/2020
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Ken-circle.png A movie series from the idols of 315 Productions begins! The first work, a spy movie, features Kaoru-san, Kyoji-san, Kyosuke-kun, Soichiro-san, and Amehiko-san!

A new series of movies casting the 315 Production idols has been decided!
The first work of the series is themed after agents. The five members Kaoru Sakuraba, Kyoji Takajo, Kyosuke Aoi, Soichiro Shinonome, and Amehiko Kuzunoha will appear!

Incessant offers for Q&A sessions and interviews arrive, as it is one of the biggest projects within the office, and the attention from the media is especially high.
However, because it’s based on agents, there are many action scenes.
There is also an idol who begins to show effects from the accumulating daily action training as well as exhaustion…
Noticing how the members are acting, Sakuraba thinks to invite them to an exhibition space containing spy goods, doubling as a way to relax.

The secret intelligence organization “P.A.S” chases after the crime syndicate “Phantom.”
The agents who follow even the slightest of clues head to New York, and there, encounter a brand new enemy.
As a mysterious man intervenes as well, the mission becomes even harder and harder…

Character Roles
Kaoru Sakuraba Shinobu Murasame (Shadow 9)
Kyoji Takajo Nazarov Alexandrovitch Hotkin (Nighthawk)
Kyosuke Aoi Josh “Nerd” Windsor (Wizard)
Soichiro Shinonome Jinx Hoan (S)
Amehiko Kuzunoha Casper Wise (Shadow 6)

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See: 315Cinema Collection: Shadow 9/Event Scenes
Translator: Kelly
【Agent】Kyosuke Aoi T.png Coach! Looks like we can disclose information now, according to what it says on TV.

I’m interested in everyone’s responses.

【S.AGENT】Kyoji Takajo T.png I bought the magazine, too.

This one looks like it’s taken stuff up on a large scale.

【Agent】Amehiko Kuzunoha T.png I see. “315 Production’s New Creation, Movie Series Begins! You Can’t Take Your Eyes Off It This Year,” huh?

“The first volume is one to commemorate, an agent-themed action movie. Details to be revealed in next issue’s feature.”

【Agent】Soichiro Shinonome T.png As it is a project on a great scale, it seems the focus on it is high as well.

I’m interested in everyone’s responses.

【P.AGENT】Kaoru Sakuraba T.png It would be worrying if that weren’t the case. The agency’s dignity has been bet on this project, after all.

On top of that, whether or not it goes well depends on us. Mistakes will not be allowed.

【Agent】Soichiro Shinonome T.png It definitely is a significant responsibility. It would be good for us to lead the way with a strong start somehow.
【Agent】Kyosuke Aoi T.png I’m sure we’ll be able to do it with the five of us. You better expect nice things from us, Coach!
【S.AGENT】Kyoji Takajo T.png Yeah. We’ll make the filming a success so that we can pass on the best baton to the next team.
【P.AGENT】Kaoru Sakuraba T.png This group is heated up to the point it’s almost suffocating, but… I have the same resolve as well. Let’s do this, everyone.

【Agent】Soichiro Shinonome T.png Good work today. Have you all read the scripts that you received, everyone?
【S.AGENT】Kyoji Takajo T.png Yes. Thanks to that, I’m a little lacking in sleep, though.
【Agent】Amehiko Kuzunoha T.png The contents were rather enticing, after all. I also read it all in one go.
【Agent】Soichiro Shinonome T.png The usage of spy gadgets to their full ability to infiltrate, car chases, and eye-catching battles all thrilled my heart as well.
【Agent】Kyosuke Aoi T.png My role’s in charge of support, so it sounds interesting how I’ll have all sorts of items at my beck and call to use!
【S.AGENT】Kyoji Takajo T.png Oh, Kyosuke, I just remembered. You have a moment? There are a lot of action scenes in this movie, aren’t there?

Before we get started with the official training, I was thinking about doing some practice on my own.

【Agent】Kyosuke Aoi T.png I see. So you want me to set up a training menu for that?

OK! Just leave it to me. If you guys want, I’ll do one for each and every one of you guys too.

【Agent】Soichiro Shinonome T.png Please do. Because it’s action this time, I feel as if I may struggle with it too.
【Agent】Amehiko Kuzunoha T.png I’d like one too, if that’s okay. What about you, Sakuraba-san?

You’ll have to move in lots more intense ways than we will, since you’re the protagonist and all.

【P.AGENT】Kaoru Sakuraba T.png …You’re right. I’m interested in Kyousuke-kun’s training menu. Allow me to participate too.
【Agent】Kyosuke Aoi T.png Looks like that’s settled! I’m gonna prepare a real awesome menu for you guys, so I hope you look forward to it as you’re waiting!

【S.AGENT】Kyoji Takajo T.png Kuh… This is… the end! *wheeze*… Haah… You’re right. It sure is a “real awesome” menu…
【Agent】Kyosuke Aoi T.png Ahaha. If I went easy on you guys, then it wouldn’t be training.
【Agent】Soichiro Shinonome T.png There were some similarities with the menu I had from “Cybernetics Wars,”

But there are many parts that aren’t similar as well. I’ll be able to study from this. It’s quite hard, but…

【Agent】Amehiko Kuzunoha T.png Yeah. I thought I was trained well enough from my time with that, but I guess I underestimated things.
【Agent】Kyosuke Aoi T.png Doesn’t it work well? I had Seiji-san help me out a little, too.

Basic stamina’s a given, but there was flexibility and sense of balance and stuff put in. This is sure to train you up for all the necessary elements of filming this time ♪

【Agent】Amehiko Kuzunoha T.png So I guess that’s what makes it training that’ll work to prepare us to be agents. You all right, Sakuraba-san?
【P.AGENT】Kaoru Sakuraba T.png Haah… Haah… No problems.

Once we’ve taken a brief break, we’re going to start again right away. Kyousuke-kun, tell me what we’re doing for the next menu.

【S.AGENT】Kyoji Takajo T.png (Sakuraba-san’s working with such intense force. But that’s also a given.

If we screw up at the beginning of the series, we might just cause trouble for the teams coming after us…) —All right… I guess I’ll put some more effort into things too.

【S.AGENT】Kyoji Takajo T.png Ah, Sakuraba-san, thank you for your hard work. Um, sorry, we’re a bit preoccupied with this right now…
【Agent】Kyosuke Aoi T.png Good work today! Ah, if you’re going to read a book, then I’ll lower the volume on the game a little.
【P.AGENT】Kaoru Sakuraba T.png I don’t mind. As long as it doesn’t create any distractions, then there’s no problem.
【Agent】Kyosuke Aoi T.png Whoa! That action just now was really cool! How’d you do that? Do you think we could use that for filming?
【S.AGENT】Kyoji Takajo T.png It’s a motion that happens when you approach the enemy from behind and hit them with a sneak attack.
【Agent】Kyosuke Aoi T.png Ooh. So, like, how about actions that you pull off using gadgets? Y’know, one that might suit my role more!
【S.AGENT】Kyoji Takajo T.png Let me think… There should’ve been an attack method that uses drones. If I’m not wrong, it should’ve been…
【P.AGENT】Kaoru Sakuraba T.png (I see. They’re researching spy action with a TV game.

It’s easier to grasp the image when there’s motion added to it, compared to reading books about it.)

【S.AGENT】Kyoji Takajo T.png …Um, if you’re interested, would you like to try it out too, Sakuraba-san?
【P.AGENT】Kaoru Sakuraba T.png No, I’m fine with just watching. Don’t mind me. Continue.
【Agent】Kyosuke Aoi T.png Kyoji-kun’s super-plays are even interesting when you see ‘em from the side, aren’t they ♪
【S.AGENT】Kyoji Takajo T.png Don’t raise the hurdle for me any higher than this… Ah, crap. An enemy spotted me…!
【P.AGENT】Kaoru Sakuraba T.png …You look like you’re being beaten down mercilessly.
【S.AGENT】Kyoji Takajo T.png Th-this is just an accident… I’m gonna try it again one more time, so please keep watching.

【Agent】Kyosuke Aoi T.png The official lessons are finally getting started. I wonder what kinda action we’ll have~?
【Agent】Soichiro Shinonome T.png Good morning to you, trainer. I’ll be in your care starting today.
【P.AGENT】Kaoru Sakuraba T.png Preparation on our side is perfect. We can begin at any time.
【Agent】Amehiko Kuzunoha T.png Phew, good work there. This made for a pretty good starting point, don’t you think?
【Agent】Soichiro Shinonome T.png The trainer also praised us. It seems the results of our self-practice have quickly shown themselves.
【S.AGENT】Kyoji Takajo T.png It’s thanks to Kyosuke. Thank you.
【Agent】Kyosuke Aoi T.png Hehe. I’m glad my training could’ve helped you guys out.
【P.AGENT】Kaoru Sakuraba T.png If you let your guards down, then that will become the source of unexpected injuries. Don’t be negligent.

In order to perfectly build up our ideal actions, we still require a formidable number of tasks to complete. Let’s finish them up one by one in preparation for the actual filming.

【Agent】Amehiko Kuzunoha T.png Good work on the support with the phone calls. Here, I’ve brought you some water.

Oh… and here comes another phone call? They sure are coming continuously, one after the other.

【S.AGENT】Kyoji Takajo T.png Since the press release was open to the public, offers for data-collecting and interviews have increased.

For a project as big as this, even among the jobs up until now, the media coverage has got to be high.

【Agent】Soichiro Shinonome T.png That goes to show how many expectations are upon our shoulders. It’s a joyous thing.
【Agent】Kyosuke Aoi T.png The five of us have plans for an interview after this, don’t we?

I’ll have to check up on the movie summary again, to make sure I can actually talk about it.

【Agent】Soichiro Shinonome T.png The practice and coverage combined will spell a difficult schedule continuing for us…

But let’s keep working hard to answer the expectations asked of us, to make it the best product ever.

【P.AGENT】Kaoru Sakuraba T.png As the casted actors, it’s a given that we’ll have to take care of our physical condition, but…

Producer, you too. Be careful you don’t fall ill through overwork.

【Agent】Soichiro Shinonome T.png Hello, everyone. We’ll be in your care for the interview today.
【Agent】Kyosuke Aoi T.png Ask us anything, as long as we can answer it!
【P.AGENT】Kaoru Sakuraba T.png …Hm. I see, what kind of story it’ll be.
【Agent】Amehiko Kuzunoha T.png Let’s see… Then, we’ll tell you about things to the extent that they won’t end up as spoilers.

The first movie in the series will feature a top-secret organization known as “P.A.S” as the story revolves around them.

【Agent】Kyosuke Aoi T.png P.A.S is in pursuit of the mysterious crime syndicate, “Phantom,” and its true identity.
【Agent】Amehiko Kuzunoha T.png The story begins when they get ahold of information from a spy, “R,” who’s part of Phantom.
【S.AGENT】Kyoji Takajo T.png They end up taking action in order to capture “R”, who’s appeared in Japan…
【P.AGENT】Kaoru Sakuraba T.png The ones taking action are my character Shinobu, as well as Kyousuke-kun’s character, Josh.

Shinobu was born in a family lineage of ninjas that had continued for generation after generation, and so he has high physical abilities. He has a great number of successes as an agent, and it’s said that he has a fitting amount of abilities to match with it.

【Agent】Kyosuke Aoi T.png My character, Josh, is the team’s brains! He’s really knowledgeable about computers and gadgets.
【Agent】Amehiko Kuzunoha T.png P.A.S operates under a team of three. The leader of their group is my character, Casper.
【S.AGENT】Kyoji Takajo T.png The amount we can talk about it ends at this point, but we’ve all been working hard at training so that we can be prepared for filming.

I’m sure it’ll become an interesting movie. Please look forward to it.

【Agent】Kyosuke Aoi T.png The start of filming’s fast approaching. Our action lessons are also heading into their big finale!
【P.AGENT】Kaoru Sakuraba T.png All right. After the actions now, we’re heading straight into the next.
【S.AGENT】Kyoji Takajo T.png
* begin lessons *
【P.AGENT】Kaoru Sakuraba T.png
【Agent】Soichiro Shinonome T.png The two of them have been getting quite fired up for the lessons for the battle scenes.
【Agent】Amehiko Kuzunoha T.png You’re right. Now then, how about we go back to doing the scenes where we’ll have to coordinate our movements?
【S.AGENT】Kyoji Takajo T.png Haah… Haah… Fhh— Hah!
【P.AGENT】Kaoru Sakuraba T.png —!? Stop it, look in front of you!
【S.AGENT】Kyoji Takajo T.png Oh cra—… Ow…!!

Haah… haah…

【P.AGENT】Kaoru Sakuraba T.png Are you hurt? Let me see the part of your arm that you injured.
【S.AGENT】Kyoji Takajo T.png …I’m sorry about this. I didn’t get hit directly, so I think I’m fine.
【P.AGENT】Kaoru Sakuraba T.png …It doesn’t look like it’s going to bruise, but if you feel pain, don’t push yourself.

Good grief… Even so, your ability to concentrate has been lacking ever since a while ago. There’s almost no time left before we begin filming. What are you planning to do like that?

【S.AGENT】Kyoji Takajo T.png …I guess I’m just tired. I’m going to breathe the air outside for a bit.
【P.AGENT】Kaoru Sakuraba T.png ……

【S.AGENT】Kyoji Takajo T.png …Ugh. I don’t have time right now to be slacking off. What am I even doing…
【Agent】Amehiko Kuzunoha T.png Hey there, Takajo. I came over to see how you’re doing. Does that place from before hurt?
【S.AGENT】Kyoji Takajo T.png No, it’s really not that bad… I just smacked it a little.

Sakuraba-san’s waiting for me, is he? I’m sorry for causing trouble. I’ll return right away.

【Agent】Amehiko Kuzunoha T.png Sakuraba-san said to rest properly and not overwork yourself. Sounds like he was worried about you.
【S.AGENT】Kyoji Takajo T.png I made him… concerned over me?
【Agent】Amehiko Kuzunoha T.png Also, that same Sakuraba-san has a certain proposal for us.

It looks like there’ll be an exhibit opening up where spy goods from all sorts of places and eras will be on display.

【S.AGENT】Kyoji Takajo T.png Are you talking about the one that they’ll be holding, that’s near the agency?
【Agent】Amehiko Kuzunoha T.png You hit the nail on the head. He asked us if we’d want to go check it out to have it serve as research as well.

Well, it’s going to just be research in name. He’s inviting us to go there for a change of pace and to let us relax. The younger Aoi and Shinonome both gave us the OK, so what about you?

【S.AGENT】Kyoji Takajo T.png To relax…? If that’s the case, I’ll gladly accompany you guys.

【S.AGENT】Kyoji Takajo T.png I thought “all sorts of places and eras” of spy goods was just a tagline, but there really are a lot.
【Agent】Kyosuke Aoi T.png This one’s a communication device shaped like a watch! Hey, Coach, try it out a little.

Here’s Kyosuke, over! Do you hear me, Coach? Go ahead! Whoa~, I actually heard you!

【Agent】Amehiko Kuzunoha T.png Oh, there’s even small drones like this. These’ll be able to fly well.
【S.AGENT】Kyoji Takajo T.png This is amazing. They’re so small, yet they can film as well…
【Agent】Soichiro Shinonome T.png This here is a noise-collecting microphone. It’ll be able to hear anything even if it’s very far away.
【P.AGENT】Kaoru Sakuraba T.png …Producer…… That’s right, about the previous day’s conversation…… the thing we discussed……
【Agent】Soichiro Shinonome T.png (Oh? Just now was… It picked up Producer’s and Sakuraba-san’s voices.

The sounds of footsteps surrounding them are present, so I can’t hear them very clearly, but…)

【P.AGENT】Kaoru Sakuraba T.png …Takajo-kun……… as well as Shinonome-kun…… Understood. You have my gratitude.
【Agent】Soichiro Shinonome T.png (Hm. I wonder, why in the world could they be talking about us?)

【S.AGENT】Kyoji Takajo T.png This is where you can experience a lie-detecting machine. I wonder how accurate it is?
【Agent】Soichiro Shinonome T.png Allow me to try it out. Kyosuke-san, could you ask me any sort of question?
【Agent】Kyosuke Aoi T.png It’s where I ask you to say “no” to all the questions, right? Leave it to me!
【Agent】Kyosuke Aoi T.png This sure is interesting! Ah, Kaoru-san, do you want to try it out too? This thing’s actually pretty accurate.
【P.AGENT】Kaoru Sakuraba T.png I know the general idea of how that works. Though I believe it won’t have an effect if I were to use it.
【Agent】Amehiko Kuzunoha T.png Well, you don’t have anything to lose. How about you give it a try and go along with it for a bit?
【P.AGENT】Kaoru Sakuraba T.png Good grief… It’s only for a while, then. There, hurry up and do what you have to.
【Agent】Soichiro Shinonome T.png Let’s see… How about this? There’s a certain something that has caught my attention.

Sakuraba-san, is there any sort of secret that you’re hiding from us?

【P.AGENT】Kaoru Sakuraba T.png …!?


* rings *
【S.AGENT】Kyoji Takajo T.png Oh, it made a noise. And it’s a really intense reaction, too.
【Agent】Amehiko Kuzunoha T.png That’s quite a bit of amplitude it’s got going on with that bluff. I guess that shows just how shaken up you were by the question.
【Agent】Soichiro Shinonome T.png So that means… You have something you’re hiding from us, Sakuraba-san?
【P.AGENT】Kaoru Sakuraba T.png Hmph. This entire thing is a ridiculous farce. That was just a simple malfunction, of course. We’re going back soon.
【Agent】Kyosuke Aoi T.png Ah, he ran away! Looks like this is the start of our pursuit mission. Kaoru-san, wait up, please~!

【Agent】Kyosuke Aoi T.png Ah~, you were so close to clearing the mission…!
【S.AGENT】Kyoji Takajo T.png It’s fine. It’s not like I was completely found out, so I can definitely recover from this.
【P.AGENT】Kaoru Sakuraba T.png (Hm. They’re still playing that particular game.)
【S.AGENT】Kyoji Takajo T.png (Sakuraba-san’s got his book open, but he seems more interested in the game screen again.)

Sakuraba-san, do you really not want to try playing this game?

【P.AGENT】Kaoru Sakuraba T.png …No, I’m unfamiliar with playing games. In my situation, it would be more accurate for me to watch, rather than play.
【S.AGENT】Kyoji Takajo T.png It’s got an easy stage, so you’ll be fine. I’ll teach you how to play.
【P.AGENT】Kaoru Sakuraba T.png I see. If that’s so, then I’ll play for a while… Hmm. To walk, use this stick… I understand.

…Hm? Is this where there’s a dead-end? How unnatural.

【S.AGENT】Kyoji Takajo T.png You’re perceptive. Actually, that’s where there’s a hidden door. At times like this…
【Agent】Amehiko Kuzunoha T.png Good morning, all. Oh, this sure is yet another rare sight.

I don’t think it’s a very common thing to see Sakuraba-san playing a TV game.

【Agent】Soichiro Shinonome T.png Would it be fine for me to watch and learn as well? I’ve some interest in that game.
【P.AGENT】Kaoru Sakuraba T.png Hey, this isn’t some spectacle to gawk at… Oh, whatever.

If you’re here regardless, then at least observe the action portions. I’m sure it’ll help out to reference.

【Agent】Kyosuke Aoi T.png We’re finally getting started with filming for the movie starting tomorrow, Coach.
【Agent】Soichiro Shinonome T.png Now that I think about it, we’ve had busy days building up our whole way here, with long lessons and interviews and the like.
【Agent】Amehiko Kuzunoha T.png We kept going with the harsh lessons, but thanks to that, we’ve perfectly completed what we needed to finish.
【S.AGENT】Kyoji Takajo T.png I’ve also made sure to shove the script and the texts from the setting documents into my head.

We’ve become able to perfectly pull off the main action scenes through practice, too.

【Agent】Amehiko Kuzunoha T.png Our preparations are flawless, so I’m sure the filming starting tomorrow will go perfectly, too.
【P.AGENT】Kaoru Sakuraba T.png This product has the major role of being the first in a large series. That’s exactly why…

We’ll be sure to make it a movie that the viewers will enjoy from the bottom of their hearts, And make them say, “Regardless of the others, I like the first one best,” even after the entire series has been completed.

???: “Beginning experiment… bzz bzz… bzz… to scatter… ten seconds have passed. Mouse… test… bzz bzz… the data…

Bzz bzz… Abnormalities in brain waves… in a state of confusion... now… Get away! …bzz… Heart has stopped… It’s a failure… bzz bzz…”

【P.AGENT】Kaoru Sakuraba+ T.png “Hmm… This seems to be some sort of video of an experiment. Is this drug what ‘R’ is after…?”
【Agent】Amehiko Kuzunoha+ T.png “I know that, at the very least, this is some dangerous article, but that’s all I’ve got. Anything else you were able to recover?”
【Agent】Kyosuke Aoi+ T.png “Only a coded mail that was attached to this video. What about you?”
【Agent】Amehiko Kuzunoha+ T.png “No luck here. I tried using a truth serum, but the only words that come outta this one are all the same.”
【P.AGENT】Kaoru Sakuraba+ T.png ‘I am a hero’… An agent of a criminal syndicate trying to act like a hero? If that’s a joke, it’s in bad taste.”
【Agent】Kyosuke Aoi+ T.png “Maybe the poison that guy drank didn’t just destroy his memories. It might’ve wrecked his sense of humor, too.”
Voice from TV: “Who’s going to challenge me! If you win against me, it’s 100,000, and if you KO me, it’ll be 1 million dollars!”
【Agent】Kyosuke Aoi+ T.png “Oh, it’s a martial arts match on TV. Whoo hoo! Take a look! It’s the intrusion of a boss who’s gonna shake things up!”
【P.AGENT】Kaoru Sakuraba+ T.png “It’s the CEO of the biotech enterprise, “SION,” Rich Spencer… That show-off?”
【Agent】Amehiko Kuzunoha+ T.png “That’s his job, you know. Completely different from us. Now then, let’s see what he’s really got.”
【Agent】Kyosuke Aoi+ T.png “Wow! That pro fighter opponent went and got knocked down in one round!”
Rich's Voice: “I’ll donate the million dollars for the development of the pharmaceuticals. I am a hero!!”
【Agent】Kyosuke Aoi+ T.png “…!! Hey, ‘R’ seems to be reacting to the TV! …I am a hero… what do you think about that?”
【P.AGENT】Kaoru Sakuraba+ T.png “A worldwide biotech enterprise and the mysterious video experiment… Connecting the two might be pushing things, but…”
【Agent】Amehiko Kuzunoha+ T.png “…Though we don’t have any other clues to go off on. Boys, have you got your passports?”
【P.AGENT】Kaoru Sakuraba+ T.png “Yes. Five of them are at the ready. Next is New York, huh? Looks like I can save up some more miles.”
【P.AGENT】Kaoru Sakuraba+ T.png Good. This was sure to become a fitting opening to the start of the series.

This is a satisfactory reaction. Let’s keep up with it and continue on.

【Agent】Kyosuke Aoi+ T.png “Hoo hoo~, that doodle’s 500 grand? Maybe I should draw something and put it on display too.”
【P.AGENT】Kaoru Sakuraba+ T.png
“Your mama would be just about the only one who’d bid for it.”
【Agent】Amehiko Kuzunoha+ T.png
“Enough chit-chat. Shadow 9, how’s the scene of the auction location?”
【Agent】Kyosuke Aoi+ T.png “Nothing right now. There’s no one suspicious among the people approaching that particular car, either.

‘IMAHERO’… was its number plate, right? That CEO sure thirsts for the limelight.”

【P.AGENT】Kaoru Sakuraba+ T.png
“Thanks to that, we’ve been able to confirm it, too. The number from the mail that ‘R’ received from ’T’…

It most definitely wasn’t a code. It was the number of the item on display at this charity auction.”

【Agent】Kyosuke Aoi+ T.png “They’d hide the drug in the car and put it up for auction and then have their pals bid on it… It’s really just all a pain.

Wait, anyway, I’m the support role in our team. Why~ the heck am I in charge of taking the main stage and bidding here?”

【Agent】Amehiko Kuzunoha+ T.png
“We’re short on hands. Plus, you’re good at auctioning, aren’t you? See, that’s the car you had your eyes on.”
【Agent】Kyosuke Aoi+ T.png “Don’t lump this in with net auctions… Hehe, but just leave it to me.

(The starting bid will be 100 grand, but I’m gonna sweep the floor and win in one go.) One million! (Now everyone’s lost the will to fight. Got this in the bag~♪)”

【Agent】Soichiro Shinonome+ T.png “Two million.”
【Agent】Kyosuke Aoi+ T.png “Haah!? T-two and a half million…! Ugh, you still wanna keep going…! Three million!”
【P.AGENT】Kaoru Sakuraba+ T.png
“You’re starting to stand out… Shadow 6, do you know who that man is?”
【Agent】Amehiko Kuzunoha+ T.png
“…’Jinx Hoan’… That man’s an agent of Phantom. Looks like this is more trouble than we thought.”
【S.AGENT】Kyoji Takajo+ T.png It’s almost my turn to get started. Okay. I’m gonna nail the best introduction scene ever.

【P.AGENT】Kaoru Sakuraba+ T.png
*chasing each other on cars*
【Agent】Soichiro Shinonome+ T.png
【P.AGENT】Kaoru Sakuraba+ T.png “Wizard, you’re chasing that guy’s car with a drone, aren’t you? Stop the engine with EMP.”
【Agent】Kyosuke Aoi+ T.png
“About that: the electricity waves are so… bad… bzz bzz… ’s being jammed… bzz bzz…”
【P.AGENT】Kaoru Sakuraba+ T.png “Damn. Then I’ll have to go the old-fashioned way.

I’ll dent the flank of your five million dollars. If you don’t want an out-of-commission vehicle very soon…”

【S.AGENT】Kyoji Takajo+ T.png *attacks Shinobu from the side*
【P.AGENT】Kaoru Sakuraba+ T.png “Ugh… Who was that!? You had a partner? Shadow 6, Wizard, can you hear me!”
【S.AGENT】Kyoji Takajo+ T.png *attacks Jinx*
【Agent】Soichiro Shinonome+ T.png “…!? You’re not part of P.A.S. Tch…!”
【P.AGENT】Kaoru Sakuraba+ T.png “Could that guy be… Kuh! Don’t get in my way!”
【Agent】Soichiro Shinonome+ T.png ‘G’… Some irritating flies are in the ointment. Beat them down for me, would you?”
【Agent】Kyosuke Aoi+ T.png
“It connected! Shadow 9, right now, I’m using the EMP to… Eh— Why?”
【Agent】Amehiko Kuzunoha+ T.png
“What’s wrong, Wizard?”
【Agent】Kyosuke Aoi+ T.png
“I can’t operate the drone… Oh crap oh crap oh crap… Shinobu, dodge it!”
【P.AGENT】Kaoru Sakuraba+ T.png “What… The handle’s been locked…!? Dammit!!”
【Agent】Kyosuke Aoi+ T.png
“Shadow 9!? What’s wrong! Answer me! Shadow 9! …SHINOBU—!!”
【S.AGENT】Kyoji Takajo+ T.png That car chase scene really had a lot of force behind it…! It was like a real-life race game.
【Agent】Kyosuke Aoi+ T.png I thought the same thing! Uugh, you’re digging out my latent urge to play games now~.

Hey, Kyoji-kun. Let’s have a battle next time on our off day!

【S.AGENT】Kyoji Takajo+ T.png I accept your challenge. I’ll show you my techniques.

【Agent】Amehiko Kuzunoha+ T.png “Shinobu’s signal has been completely lost… The only thing that’s left is the burned car debris, huh…

But with that explosion, the possibility that he survived is extremely bleak…”

【Agent】Kyosuke Aoi+ T.png “I’m sure he’s alive… Since it’s just plain weird how there isn’t even a corpse!”
【Agent】Amehiko Kuzunoha+ T.png “…Josh, I know how you feel. But let’s give up. Time is of the essence here.”
【Agent】Kyosuke Aoi+ T.png “But weren’t we a team? Are you okay with this, Casper?”
【Agent】Amehiko Kuzunoha+ T.png “This is just what it means to be part of an intelligence organization…

We’re aborting the search for Shinobu. You and I will chase after Jinx. The mission takes top priority.”

【Agent】Kyosuke Aoi+ T.png “Ugh… I’ll definitely find that guy and make him pay for what he did to Shinobu…!”
【Agent】Soichiro Shinonome+ T.png With this, we have the full lineup of key players.
【Agent】Amehiko Kuzunoha+ T.png The story will keep moving in huge strides starting now. Let’s brace ourselves.
【P.AGENT】Kaoru Sakuraba+ T.png Right. Let’s challenge it with even greater determination than ever.

【P.AGENT】Kaoru Sakuraba+ T.png “…Wha—!? Jinx!!

………… This place… doesn’t look like it’s heaven.”

【S.AGENT】Kyoji Takajo+ T.png “Did you sleep well? Shadow 9.”
【P.AGENT】Kaoru Sakuraba+ T.png “…Thanks to your help. Stiff chairs and cold handcuffs… The SION-standard sleeping gear is the best of the best.”
【S.AGENT】Kyoji Takajo+ T.png “You sure know a lot. Was your previous job a bed salesman, Shadow 9?”
【P.AGENT】Kaoru Sakuraba+ T.png “Nazarov Alexandrovitch Hotkin… code name ‘Nighthawk’.

You’re famous in this industry. You’re a hawk, yet your fake tears are like a dog’s. How’s your owner, Rich Spencer, doing? Busy with experiments using dangerous drugs?”

【S.AGENT】Kyoji Takajo+ T.png “…That’s not an affair you all should be dealing with. Pull back from that.”
【P.AGENT】Kaoru Sakuraba+ T.png “I refuse. Regardless of that, Phantom stole it. Why did you get in the way!

Take my restraints off. I have to take that thing back from Jinx.”

【S.AGENT】Kyoji Takajo+ T.png “Can’t do that. There’s a possibility that you’re going to betray me and go to Phantom.”
【P.AGENT】Kaoru Sakuraba+ T.png “What are you saying? Does that mean there’s a traitor among the members of P.A.S…!?”
【S.AGENT】Kyoji Takajo+ T.png “I don’t have a duty to answer you. Just stay still there until my job’s done.”
【P.AGENT】Kaoru Sakuraba+ T.png Next is an important scene that delves deep into Shinobu’s backstory. We’ll make it one filled with tension.
【S.AGENT】Kyoji Takajo+ T.png Roger that. We have to keep in mind the distance between Shinobu and Nazarov, too.

【P.AGENT】Kaoru Sakuraba+ T.png “(There could be a back-stabber in P.A.S… Though it might just be one of this guy’s bluffs…

No… There’s one person who’s suspect… If that’s the case, then everything makes sense.)
…’5mEd1iS3’… It’s a password to access P.A.S’ database.”

【S.AGENT】Kyoji Takajo+ T.png “…!? You…
Are you in your right mind?”
【P.AGENT】Kaoru Sakuraba+ T.png “Look up my history. That’ll be able to clear up any doubts.”
【S.AGENT】Kyoji Takajo+ T.png “…Doesn’t look like you’re lying. Shinobu Murasame, born in Japan. A family lineage of ninjas generation after generation…

Ninjas, huh? It’s the first time I’ve seen one in the flesh.”

【P.AGENT】Kaoru Sakuraba+ T.png “That’s a given. I’m the last person in the Murasame household… Because everything else was destroyed by Phantom.”
【S.AGENT】Kyoji Takajo+ T.png “So, for revenge? But what about that? Do you think I’ll be able to trust you with something at this level?”
【P.AGENT】Kaoru Sakuraba+ T.png “If you’re going to say you still don’t trust me… I’ll give you my life.

If you ever decide that I’ve betrayed you, then you can do whatever you want. I don’t mind. So that’s why, please…!”

【S.AGENT】Kyoji Takajo+ T.png * approaches Shinobu*
【S.AGENT】Kyoji Takajo+ T.png “…What I put in your body just now was a poison-embedded microchip.

Stay 100 meters within my range. If you get any further than that, you’ll die. Got it?”

【P.AGENT】Kaoru Sakuraba+ T.png “…You have my thanks. Let’s get moving right away. I have an idea of who the backstabber is.”
【Agent】Kyosuke Aoi+ T.png We’re now in the middle of filming everything. I’m a little tired at this point.
【S.AGENT】Kyoji Takajo+ T.png It’s because we kept doing all these serious scenes all in one go, huh?
【P.AGENT】Kaoru Sakuraba+ T.png Right at the timing that Producer predicted.

We’ve prepared refreshments for you all, actually. Eat them if you want.

【S.AGENT】Kyoji Takajo+ T.png …Huh? This is the tasty thing from before that Minori-san got as a souvenir.
【Agent】Soichiro Shinonome+ T.png And this one is the fried snack that’s currently all the rage… Fufu. I’d wanted to try eating it once.
【Agent】Amehiko Kuzunoha+ T.png Looks like our favorite things are gathered up in one place.
【Agent】Kyosuke Aoi+ T.png You’re right! Kaoru-san, you sure do know the things all of us like to eat.
【P.AGENT】Kaoru Sakuraba+ T.png I was allowed to search thoroughly into all of your information. It was a rather hard effort, though.
【Agent】Soichiro Shinonome+ T.png …Ah. Could that have been it?

Was this idea of giving us snacks related to when you were consulting with Producer at that exhibit?

【P.AGENT】Kaoru Sakuraba+ T.png I knew it. You heard us… But from where…? That’s right, though.
【Agent】Kyosuke Aoi+ T.png You were collecting information in places we didn’t see you. It’s like you’re an actual spy.
【S.AGENT】Kyoji Takajo+ T.png But wouldn’t it have been faster if you just asked us directly, instead of going out of your way to do that?
【Agent】Amehiko Kuzunoha+ T.png He must’ve done that so we wouldn’t have to fuss over him. Out of consideration, right?
【P.AGENT】Kaoru Sakuraba+ T.png …Hmph.
【Agent】Soichiro Shinonome+ T.png Oh, could you be keeping silent now? It will be difficult trying to pry either a YES or NO out of you.
【Agent】Amehiko Kuzunoha+ T.png Haha. Just looking at Sakuraba-san’s expression makes things obvious, don’t you think?
【Agent】Kyosuke Aoi+ T.png Kaoru-san, I’ll gladly take these snacks ♪ Thank you!

【Agent】Kyosuke Aoi+ T.png “H-hold up a second, Casper. What are you saying? You’re the traitor!?”
【Agent】Amehiko Kuzunoha+ T.png “I didn’t want to believe it either, but… it’s truly a shame.”
【Agent】Kyosuke Aoi+ T.png “Ahaha… Your jokes aren’t funny, man… Hey… Could you put that gun down? It’s dangerous, you know…”
【Agent】Kyosuke Aoi+ T.png * is shot *

“Guh… from behind!?”

【Agent】Soichiro Shinonome+ T.png “…Always be aware of what’s behind you. The Phantom lurks in darkness.”
【Agent】Amehiko Kuzunoha+ T.png “Now everyone who knows the truth is done for.

Josh, I didn’t hate you, but you got too close to us.

【Agent】Amehiko Kuzunoha+ T.png …But the way you changed our plans too suddenly is going to cause some trouble for me, ’S’.

Why aren’t you on the rooftop and in a place like this… Tch. So that’s what it’s about!”

* Casper is shot and down *
【Agent】Soichiro Shinonome+ T.png “Thanks for providing the information, ‘G.’ Josh, we’re done here.”
【Agent】Kyosuke Aoi+ T.png “Hehe. A Phantom to catch a Phantom, right? That was some good acting, Shinobu.”
* Jinx reveals his disguise to show Shinobu. *
【P.AGENT】Kaoru Sakuraba+ T.png “Thank you. I’ll be accepting the Best Lead Actor award this year.

Now, let’s go and wrap things up. Wait for me, Jinx!”

【Agent】Kyosuke Aoi+ T.png That scene had a lot of tension in it! Disguise scenes like this are the real thrill behind agent movies!
【Agent】Amehiko Kuzunoha+ T.png So that’s how they take shots of clips where disguises are removed. I’ve learned a lot from that.
【P.AGENT】Kaoru Sakuraba+ T.png The filming is also heading into its climax… The final showing point is right in front of us.
【S.AGENT】Kyoji Takajo+ T.png I’ve been looking forward to this scene the most. I can’t wait.

Sakuraba-san, let’s get fired up and do our best with this!

【S.AGENT】Kyoji Takajo+ T.png “You’re done for, Jinx! Hand over the drug.”
【P.AGENT】Kaoru Sakuraba+ T.png “Your helicopter’s been destroyed. The building’s height is 300 meters. You don’t have anywhere else left to run. It’s checkmate for you.”
【Agent】Soichiro Shinonome+ T.png “Kukuku… I’ve been cornered like this. Well done to you.

I am Jinx Hoan… You can’t even attempt to catch a phantom in any way, shape, or form!”

【P.AGENT】Kaoru Sakuraba+ T.png “That man’s using the drug on himself…!? Has he lost his mind!?”
【S.AGENT】Kyoji Takajo+ T.png “No… Dammit, it has to go this way… Get ready for an attack! He’s coming!”
【Agent】Soichiro Shinonome+ T.png “UUUOOOOOOOHHHH!!!!”

*attacks Shinobu*

【P.AGENT】Kaoru Sakuraba+ T.png “Guh…!? What’s with this power and speed…! But his heart should’ve already…”
【S.AGENT】Kyoji Takajo+ T.png “No… The one that was stolen from the lab was an ‘improved variant.’ Basically, this guy’s…”
【Agent】Kyosuke Aoi+ T.png
“Wizard here! Shadow 9, I know you’re on a time crunch, so I’ll make this quick!

When I interrogated Casper, I found out something really dangerous! That drug isn’t a poison… It’s the complete opposite. It’s something that can strengthen the body’s capabilities crazy-strong!”

【S.AGENT】Kyoji Takajo+ T.png Starting here, we’ll be doing the toughest action scenes even in this work.
【P.AGENT】Kaoru Sakuraba+ T.png Yeah. Let’s maintain our concentration so that we don’t get hurt.

【P.AGENT】Kaoru Sakuraba+ T.png “Dammit. What absurd strength! It’s like he’s no longer human…!”
【S.AGENT】Kyoji Takajo+ T.png “That’s the sort of drug it is. But it’s still incomplete. It’s not impossible to beat him.”
【Agent】Soichiro Shinonome+ T.png “This is a lovely power. If I bring this back, then the Phantom will be unbeatable!”
【P.AGENT】Kaoru Sakuraba+ T.png “Like I’d let you!”
【Agent】Soichiro Shinonome+ T.png “Too slow!!”
* Jinx grabs Nazarov. *
【S.AGENT】Kyoji Takajo+ T.png “Guh… Let me go…!”
【Agent】Soichiro Shinonome+ T.png “Oh, I’ll do just that. But I’ll be letting you go off the side of the building!

You said it was 300 meters, huh? Hahaha! Take a fly in the sky, Nighthawk!!

* Jinx tosses Nazarov off the building *

【P.AGENT】Kaoru Sakuraba+ T.png “NOOOOOO!!!”

【S.AGENT】Kyoji Takajo+ T.png “…What I put in your body just now was a poison-embedded microchip.

Stay 100 meters within my range. If you get any further than that, you’ll die. Got it?”

【P.AGENT】Kaoru Sakuraba+ T.png “Ugh………………… Eh… What’s going on?”
【Agent】Kyosuke Aoi+ T.png “Jeez, man, don’t go sending chills up my spine. If I weren’t here, you would’ve kicked the bucket, right?”
【P.AGENT】Kaoru Sakuraba+ T.png “Wizard!? And Nighthawk, too… What’s that huge vehicle… A drone!?”
【Agent】Kyosuke Aoi+ T.png “Hehe. I just got the best present ever from SION! Puts me in such a good mood!”
【Agent】Soichiro Shinonome+ T.png “You believe you can win against me with a toy like that? Don’t make me laugh. Have a nice time dropping!”
【S.AGENT】Kyoji Takajo+ T.png “Wizard, do you like shooting games?”
【Agent】Kyosuke Aoi+ T.png “I love ‘em!”

* Josh shoots Jinx. *

【Agent】Soichiro Shinonome+ T.png “GUAAAGH…!! What th… my power’s… I’m losing strength…!?”
【P.AGENT】Kaoru Sakuraba+ T.png “Chance!! This is… the end for you!”

【Agent】Kyosuke Aoi+ T.png “Looks like it’s done…”
【P.AGENT】Kaoru Sakuraba+ T.png “Not yet… The battles will continue on until Phantom’s completely destroyed.”
【S.AGENT】Kyoji Takajo+ T.png “…I stopped the signal of the microchip just now. You’re free.”
【P.AGENT】Kaoru Sakuraba+ T.png “Nighthawk…”
【S.AGENT】Kyoji Takajo+ T.png “Shadow 9… No, Shinobu. I’ll respect your Japanese soul. This is proof of that.”
【P.AGENT】Kaoru Sakuraba+ T.png “Thank you. That trust is an even greater honor than anything to me.”
【S.AGENT】Kyoji Takajo+ T.png
* They shake hands *
【P.AGENT】Kaoru Sakuraba+ T.png
【Agent】Kyosuke Aoi+ T.png “Whew~, a handshake between fellow agents that overcomes the boundary of your affiliations. How passionate.”
【P.AGENT】Kaoru Sakuraba+ T.png “So, what’ll we do starting now?”
【Agent】Kyosuke Aoi+ T.png “Starting today, P.A.S will probably be discontinued… Haah, I’ll be jobless when tomorrow comes…”
【S.AGENT】Kyoji Takajo+ T.png “I have an idea for your reemployment. If you’re interested, how about I introduce you?”
【P.AGENT】Kaoru Sakuraba+ T.png “That would be good, but let me pour you a drink first. Let’s talk after that.”
【Agent】Kyosuke Aoi+ T.png With this, we’re also done filming. Last is Kyouji-kun’s part and then it’ll be the end.
【P.AGENT】Kaoru Sakuraba+ T.png It’s an important scene that connects the story to the next movie. We’re leaving the rest to you.
【S.AGENT】Kyoji Takajo+ T.png ‘Kay then. Leave it to me. Thank you for your hard work, everyone!
*Translator's Notes: Nazarov calls Shinobu’s spirit “ヤマトソウル” (Yamato Soul). Yamato is the dominant ethnic group of Japan, basically talking about how Shinobu is “THE JAPAN” in Nazarov’s mind.

【S.AGENT】Kyoji Takajo+ T.png “…Excuse me. I’ve brought the drug back.”
Rich: “You did well… So, did you figure out who leaked the info?”
【S.AGENT】Kyoji Takajo+ T.png “Not yet… but I think it’s certain that Phantom snuck into the lab.”
Rich: “…Looks like we have to hurry up with completing the ‘Talos Project’.”
【S.AGENT】Kyoji Takajo+ T.png “Speaking of which, I found some capable guys during my mission.

I’m sure they’ll be useful for the project.”

【P.AGENT】Kaoru Sakuraba+ T.png Thank you very much for coming to the premiere of the completed movie.
【Agent】Soichiro Shinonome+ T.png Did you enjoy our activities in what will become the first in a series?
*cheers and applause*
【Agent】Kyosuke Aoi+ T.png Oh, that’s a lot of applause! Thank you!
【Agent】Amehiko Kuzunoha+ T.png So that means the filming was a huge success. Makes me happy to hear that.
【S.AGENT】Kyoji Takajo+ T.png You’re interested in the developments that’ll follow up, right? Haha. So am I. Let’s all imagine what’ll happen together.
【P.AGENT】Kaoru Sakuraba+ T.png It seems we were able to lead the way with the best start. It makes me proud.