315Cinema Collection: Shadow 9/Event Scenes
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Coach! Looks like we can disclose information now, according to what it says on TV.
I’m interested in everyone’s responses.
I bought the magazine, too.
This one looks like it’s taken stuff up on a large scale.
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.”
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.
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.
It definitely is a significant responsibility. It would be good for us to lead the way with a strong start somehow.
I’m sure we’ll be able to do it with the five of us. You better expect nice things from us, Coach!
Yeah. We’ll make the filming a success so that we can pass on the best baton to the next team.
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.
Good work today. Have you all read the scripts that you received, everyone?
Yes. Thanks to that, I’m a little lacking in sleep, though.
The contents were rather enticing, after all. I also read it all in one go.
The usage of spy gadgets to their full ability to infiltrate, car chases, and eye-catching battles all thrilled my heart as well.
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!
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.
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.
Please do. Because it’s action this time, I feel as if I may struggle with it too.
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.
…You’re right. I’m interested in Kyousuke-kun’s training menu. Allow me to participate too.
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!
Kuh… This is… the end! *wheeze*… Haah… You’re right. It sure is a “real awesome” menu…
Ahaha. If I went easy on you guys, then it wouldn’t be training.
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…
Yeah. I thought I was trained well enough from my time with that, but I guess I underestimated things.
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 ♪
So I guess that’s what makes it training that’ll work to prepare us to be agents. You all right, Sakuraba-san?
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.
(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.
Ah, Sakuraba-san, thank you for your hard work. Um, sorry, we’re a bit preoccupied with this right now…
Good work today! Ah, if you’re going to read a book, then I’ll lower the volume on the game a little.
I don’t mind. As long as it doesn’t create any distractions, then there’s no problem.
Whoa! That action just now was really cool! How’d you do that? Do you think we could use that for filming?
It’s a motion that happens when you approach the enemy from behind and hit them with a sneak attack.
Ooh. So, like, how about actions that you pull off using gadgets? Y’know, one that might suit my role more!
Let me think… There should’ve been an attack method that uses drones. If I’m not wrong, it should’ve been…
(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.)
…Um, if you’re interested, would you like to try it out too, Sakuraba-san?
No, I’m fine with just watching. Don’t mind me. Continue.
Kyoji-kun’s super-plays are even interesting when you see ‘em from the side, aren’t they ♪
Don’t raise the hurdle for me any higher than this… Ah, crap. An enemy spotted me…!
…You look like you’re being beaten down mercilessly.
Th-this is just an accident… I’m gonna try it again one more time, so please keep watching.
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.
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.
That goes to show how many expectations are upon our shoulders. It’s a joyous thing.
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.
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.
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.
Hello, everyone. We’ll be in your care for the interview today.
Ask us anything, as long as we can answer it!
…Hm. I see, what kind of story it’ll be.
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.
P.A.S is in pursuit of the mysterious crime syndicate, “Phantom,” and its true identity.
The story begins when they get ahold of information from a spy, “R,” who’s part of Phantom.
They end up taking action in order to capture “R”, who’s appeared in Japan…
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.
My character, Josh, is the team’s brains! He’s really knowledgeable about computers and gadgets.
P.A.S operates under a team of three. The leader of their group is my character, Casper.
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.
I thought “all sorts of places and eras” of spy goods was just a tagline, but there really are a lot.
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!
Oh, there’s even small drones like this. These’ll be able to fly well.
This is amazing. They’re so small, yet they can film as well…
This here is a noise-collecting microphone. It’ll be able to hear anything even if it’s very far away.
…Producer…… That’s right, about the previous day’s conversation…… the thing we discussed……
(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…)
…Takajo-kun……… as well as Shinonome-kun…… Understood. You have my gratitude.
(Hm. I wonder, why in the world could they be talking about us?)
This is where you can experience a lie-detecting machine. I wonder how accurate it is?
Allow me to try it out. Kyosuke-san, could you ask me any sort of question?
It’s where I ask you to say “no” to all the questions, right? Leave it to me!
This sure is interesting! Ah, Kaoru-san, do you want to try it out too? This thing’s actually pretty accurate.
I know the general idea of how that works. Though I believe it won’t have an effect if I were to use it.
Well, you don’t have anything to lose. How about you give it a try and go along with it for a bit?
Good grief… It’s only for a while, then. There, hurry up and do what you have to.
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?
* rings *
Oh, it made a noise. And it’s a really intense reaction, too.
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.
So that means… You have something you’re hiding from us, Sakuraba-san?
Hmph. This entire thing is a ridiculous farce. That was just a simple malfunction, of course. We’re going back soon.
Ah, he ran away! Looks like this is the start of our pursuit mission. Kaoru-san, wait up, please~!
Ah~, you were so close to clearing the mission…!
It’s fine. It’s not like I was completely found out, so I can definitely recover from this.
(Hm. They’re still playing that particular game.)
(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?
…No, I’m unfamiliar with playing games. In my situation, it would be more accurate for me to watch, rather than play.
It’s got an easy stage, so you’ll be fine. I’ll teach you how to play.
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.
You’re perceptive. Actually, that’s where there’s a hidden door. At times like this…
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.
Would it be fine for me to watch and learn as well? I’ve some interest in that game.
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.
We’re finally getting started with filming for the movie starting tomorrow, Coach.
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.
We kept going with the harsh lessons, but thanks to that, we’ve perfectly completed what we needed to finish.
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.
Our preparations are flawless, so I’m sure the filming starting tomorrow will go perfectly, too.
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…”
“Hmm… This seems to be some sort of video of an experiment. Is this drug what ‘R’ is after…?”
“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?”
“Only a coded mail that was attached to this video. What about you?”
“No luck here. I tried using a truth serum, but the only words that come outta this one are all the same.”
“ ‘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.”
“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!”
“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!”
“It’s the CEO of the biotech enterprise, “SION,” Rich Spencer… That show-off?”
“That’s his job, you know. Completely different from us. Now then, let’s see what he’s really got.”
“Wow! That pro fighter opponent went and got knocked down in one round!”
“I’ll donate the million dollars for the development of the pharmaceuticals. I am a hero!!”
“…!! Hey, ‘R’ seems to be reacting to the TV! …I am a hero… what do you think about that?”
“A worldwide biotech enterprise and the mysterious video experiment… Connecting the two might be pushing things, but…”
“…Though we don’t have any other clues to go off on. Boys, have you got your passports?”
“Yes. Five of them are at the ready. Next is New York, huh? Looks like I can save up some more miles.”
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.
“Hoo hoo~, that doodle’s 500 grand? Maybe I should draw something and put it on display too.”
(Voice) “Your mama would be just about the only one who’d bid for it.”
(Voice) “Enough chit-chat. Shadow 9, how’s the scene of the auction location?”
“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.”
(Voice) “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.”
“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?”
(Voice) “We’re short on hands. Plus, you’re good at auctioning, aren’t you? See, that’s the car you had your eyes on.”
“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~♪)”
“Haah!? T-two and a half million…! Ugh, you still wanna keep going…! Three million!”
(Voice) “You’re starting to stand out… Shadow 6, do you know who that man is?”
(Voice) “…’Jinx Hoan’… That man’s an agent of Phantom. Looks like this is more trouble than we thought.”
It’s almost my turn to get started. Okay. I’m gonna nail the best introduction scene ever.
*chasing each other on cars*
“Wizard, you’re chasing that guy’s car with a drone, aren’t you? Stop the engine with EMP.”
(Voice) “About that: the electricity waves are so… bad… bzz bzz… ’s being jammed… bzz bzz…”
“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…”
*attacks Shinobu from the side*
“Ugh… Who was that!? You had a partner? Shadow 6, Wizard, can you hear me!”
“…!? You’re not part of P.A.S. Tch…!”
“Could that guy be… Kuh! Don’t get in my way!”
“ ‘G’… Some irritating flies are in the ointment. Beat them down for me, would you?”
(Voice) “It connected! Shadow 9, right now, I’m using the EMP to… Eh— Why?”
(Voice) “What’s wrong, Wizard?”
(Voice) “I can’t operate the drone… Oh crap oh crap oh crap… Shinobu, dodge it!”
“What… The handle’s been locked…!? Dammit!!”
(Voice) “Shadow 9!? What’s wrong! Answer me! Shadow 9! …SHINOBU—!!”
That car chase scene really had a lot of force behind it…! It was like a real-life race game.
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!
I accept your challenge. I’ll show you my techniques.
“H-hold up a second, Casper. What are you saying? You’re the traitor!?”
“I didn’t want to believe it either, but… it’s truly a shame.”
“Ahaha… Your jokes aren’t funny, man… Hey… Could you put that gun down? It’s dangerous, you know…”
* is shot *
“Guh… from behind!?”
“…Always be aware of what’s behind you. The Phantom lurks in darkness.”
“Now everyone who knows the truth is done for.
Josh, I didn’t hate you, but you got too close to us.
…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 *
“Thanks for providing the information, ‘G.’ Josh, we’re done here.”
“Hehe. A Phantom to catch a Phantom, right? That was some good acting, Shinobu.”
* Jinx reveals his disguise to show Shinobu. *
“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!”
That scene had a lot of tension in it! Disguise scenes like this are the real thrill behind agent movies!
So that’s how they take shots of clips where disguises are removed. I’ve learned a lot from that.
The filming is also heading into its climax… The final showing point is right in front of us.
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!
“Dammit. What absurd strength! It’s like he’s no longer human…!”
“That’s the sort of drug it is. But it’s still incomplete. It’s not impossible to beat him.”
“This is a lovely power. If I bring this back, then the Phantom will be unbeatable!”
“Like I’d let you!”
“Too slow!!” * Jinx grabs Nazarov. *
“Guh… Let me go…!”
“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 *
“…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?”
“Ugh………………… Eh… What’s going on?”
“Jeez, man, don’t go sending chills up my spine. If I weren’t here, you would’ve kicked the bucket, right?”
“Wizard!? And Nighthawk, too… What’s that huge vehicle… A drone!?”
“Hehe. I just got the best present ever from SION! Puts me in such a good mood!”
“You believe you can win against me with a toy like that? Don’t make me laugh. Have a nice time dropping!”
“Wizard, do you like shooting games?”
“I love ‘em!”
* Josh shoots Jinx. *
“GUAAAGH…!! What th… my power’s… I’m losing strength…!?”
“Chance!! This is… the end for you!”
“Looks like it’s done…”
“Not yet… The battles will continue on until Phantom’s completely destroyed.”
“…I stopped the signal of the microchip just now. You’re free.”
“Shadow 9… No, Shinobu. I’ll respect your Japanese soul. This is proof of that.”
“Thank you. That trust is an even greater honor than anything to me.”
* They shake hands *
“Whew~, a handshake between fellow agents that overcomes the boundary of your affiliations. How passionate.”
“So, what’ll we do starting now?”
“Starting today, P.A.S will probably be discontinued… Haah, I’ll be jobless when tomorrow comes…”
“I have an idea for your reemployment. If you’re interested, how about I introduce you?”
“That would be good, but let me pour you a drink first. Let’s talk after that.”
With this, we’re also done filming. Last is Kyouji-kun’s part and then it’ll be the end.
It’s an important scene that connects the story to the next movie. We’re leaving the rest to you.
‘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.