We finally get to star in a movie! Plus, it's even a lead role, I'm sooo excited—!
Hey, hey, calm down, Shiki. But I agree with ya, it really does feel like we've been promoted.
Um... What's this "Different Battle Power" that's written in the script outline?
Oh, right, you seem like the type who doesn't read comics often. Let's see...
I think it's something like, each person fights with a unique power.
So... it's like a super human-type thing?
It's easier for you to read it than for us to explain! I'll bring it next time!
I'll bring a comic I read recently too, then. It's interesting.
...Oh, Jun... I also know... some interesting comics, so... I'll bring those too...
T-Thank you very much...
(Even Natsuki knows about it... So they like that sort of thing, do they...)
Anyway, let's read the script and try to get our characters.
Oh, seems like there are lessons for the action scenes.
It's helpful that the character's personalities aren't too different from our own.
I see, the effects for the battle scenes won't be added 'til later.
So there won't be any effects while we're shooting.
Acting... without effects... seems difficult.
That means we'll have to imagine and react like we're getting damage from the attacks.
In that case, we have to understand each other's abilities, not just our own.
As well, we must grasp the imagery of attacking and defending.
...There's not a minute to waste. Hurry, let's compare our characters and image.
Um, Jun's role, "Reiji"... His ability is the "Absolute Zero", though you say it as "ICE SWORD".
Why is the way that it's spoken completely different in the end? They should have just called it "ICE SWORD" to begin with. *
Fufu~ You don't get it, do you, Juncchi!? This is great, yanno!
You give it a cool pronounciation that'll emphasize its strong meaning! That's mega mega important!
Hah... I see...
...So, he has the ability to freeze anything he cuts with his ice blade.
And my role, "Shisho"— his ability's "High Stamina and Power", "OVERHEAT".
Jun and Hayato's powers... are somehow easier to understand...
It's like using a sword to cut or punching the enemy with your hand, yeah?
Punching, huh...? I want to find out how to do a strong looking punch.
* In this scene, "Absolute Zero" and "High Stamina and Power" are written entirely in kanji, while "ICE SWORD" and "OVERHEAT" are the pronounciations written for them in katakana; using hirigana or katakana to show how a kanji is read is called yomigana, A.K.A furigana. In shonen manga, it's quite common to see 'special attacks' being given long kanji names that describe the attack itself, while at the same time having a yomigana pronounciation (usually a catchy English name).
Er— I'm "Ibuki". My power is "Wind Manipulation", or "JET STREAM".
Your character seems like someone who'll flip up girls skirts with his power! Sooo gross~
Don't say that like I'm the perv! It's just a role, afterall. Come on, next, next!
...Then, my name's... "Shigure"... The power is "BLOOD RAIN"...
...Manipulating water... I don't need to do any special moves, but... that'll make it even harder...
Last of all is my role "Susumu", with the power "Above and Below the Sky", "TENAGE×TENSAGE"!
"TENAGE" refers to absorbing the energy, and using "TENSAGE" makes it go BOOM—! It's that kinda power~
In this story, Shiki-kun and Natsuki are the antagonists.
My role's the super elite school council!
Wait, what's up with those eyes!?
Well, well, the three of you use a lot of CG effects, so you better be ready for image training!
..."If you involve yourself further... um... the student council will be your enemy—"
"You think you can win against me with that sort of power? AHAHAHAHA"... *coughs*
Slowly, we've managed to say the lines without hesitating..
Yeah... I think... it's because we repeat them until we're used to them.
Hey, this kind of action-packed performance is new to all of us, right?
Shouldn't we practice outside of the lessons too?
Well, that's true... but is it possible without a trainer?
Someone who's good at action...
Ah, that's right! Why don't we ask Rencchi!?
I see, we could ask Michiru-san and the rest of the martial arts specialists. They've got acting experience as well.
Okay, everyone— let's go get some advice from our seniors!
Hah... hah... let's end it here today.
Ah, yeah... it's been a while since I've ran a full day like this.
...Juncchi! It's so mega awesome that you spoke up like that! You got some guts, eh!?
I'm.. bad at sports... but they trusted me with the role, so I want to take responsibility.
Awesome! That's so pro! I can't lose either!
...Hm, Natsuki? Isn't your face a bit pale?
That's true. Did you run too much? Have some water and rest a bit...
...No... I'm fine, thanks. Don't worry...
(Compared to the first day, I feel like I'm not even out of breath when I run now.)
Shiki-kun, you're training alone as well? Working hard, are you?
I don't have stamina... but if I work hard, I'll totally catch up to you!
I'm waiting... but that said, I don't have much stamina either.
Oh right, Juncchi! The office got some fan letters just now!
See, it's not just one or two letters that have been written in wait for our movie!
...There's this many people waiting for it...
That's right, Juncchi! Let's work hard for the sake of our fans!
...Yeah! Then, Shiki, let's run while practicing the dialogue like before!
Okie-dokie! Let's practice heaps and surprise the others at the lesson!
Starring... in a movie with you guys makes me totally excited...
...That's why, if I ever do anything to annoy you... I'm really sorry!!
But, I seriously want to make this into a good movie!
So let's work hard together from now on.
Hold on, were you guys having an important conversation?
...Well, something to that extent. But we've said all there is to say...
Aside from that, you've already said everything else.
...Yeah. Shiki, I'm sorry I made you worry... It's really fine this time.
I don't really get it, but I'm glad you're looking better now!
Alright, let's wrap up the opening scene. Good job, everyone! Although, acting as a high schooler who isn't myself feels kinda weird.
Get used to it! Haaaah~! I can hardly wait for the epic battle scene!
SHOOOSH! BOOM! Ah~ If only I could use it in real life~!
If I could fly like Ibuki, I wouldn't be late even if I overslept.
And I want to try fighting a martial arts champ. I'd get popular for sure!
I dunno if you'd win, though— I mean, it's still just the normal you on the inside, yeah?
Meanie, let me keep dreaming! If I just trained a little more...
...Fufu, this topic always brings up the excitement... Jun, what do you think... you'll do?
I don't really... well.. if I had Reiji's power, maybe I'd use it to cool down during summer.
Fwah... Finally, we're onto the last battle scene from tomorrow onwards.
Hm? Natsuki, what're you doing?
Mm... I'm observing the movement of the water... Since my role is a water manipulator...
I see. It's hard to understand, unlike my punch...
And observing water... that's so cool, Natsuki. Okay, I gotta do it thoroughly too!
Like Takeru said, to defeat the enemy— imagine the attack... Hi-YAH!
Oh? So you're practicing the punches, Hayato. I think I'll practice my wind powers too—
Eer... where did they put the fan in here...
Ah, that's right.
Ren said it'd be good to use
kenpo for the pose. Putting the arms and legs like this...
H-How about me!? How do I practice the flames of darkness!? Someone, help~!!
I apologize for coming late...
Um, what are you guys doing?
"T-This is a sword of ice...? It froze the person I cut!"
"Surely it's your "power"! You've awakened it, Reiji!"
"U-Um, are they alright? They're still alive, aren't they?"
"...Tch, the reinforcements are coming. Shishio, Reiji, retreat!"
"Haaah!? The proof is in your eyes!"
"Damn... Let's go, Reiji!"
"This school's dark side... The student council... Shigure... Do you know him?"
Alright, let's hurry and check the recording!
...Oh, Jun, you look nice!
Ooh, when they put on the ice CG, the scene is complete. You learn something new everyday...
...Producer-san, what do you think? Please say something...
I want to do everything I can. So... please help us.
"HYAHAHAHAHA! Begone, you piece of junk! I'll burn this part of the school!"
"Crumble, crumble, and CRASH!!"
"Haaah~ This sound is unbearable~ The best headache meds!"
"...Hah? What's wrong with you lot? Moving around... it's so irritating!"
"Dogs of the school... You want me to remove my proof? ...You're
KILL you all!"
"Ugh... my head... BEGONE!!"
"Every power is
"Seems like you've been defeated! Hyahahaha!"
Finally, we're up to the battle against Juncchi and the others! I'm gonna win!
Shiki, you're the antagonist... so you can't win.
Well, that's true... rather than winning or losing, it's all 'bouts the feeling!
I've become one with Susumucchi now! I'll have a blast 'til the end~!
"Now, Reiji! He can't use both of TENAGE×TENSAGE's powers at the same time! Aim when he's attacking!"
"...I did it!?"
"Tch, that easy, huh. But next time it'll be the end! The end of you all!"
"That easy... no, that's wrong."
"Could it be, Reiji, the true nature of your power..."
"Your true power nulifies the energy that you touch, so that means...!!"
"Reiji, stand up! You can win this!"
"Don't loosen your attack. Cut Haida's energy! I'll support you!?"
"What're you guys planning? You think I'll let you come near me!?"
"I'm sorry... Please take care of the rest... If it's you, then I'm sure..."
"It can't be... Hang in there, Shigure!"
"I won't forgive... I won't forgive you!"
Natsuki... It's cut, you can stand up. Shiki-kun, are you alright?
Hah... ha... Yeah, thanks. But you're already on your limit, Juncchi.
Thanks for everyone's support. I'll show them that I can surpass my limit.
"...What was that... Teleportation!?"
"Shit! Shit! WHAT WAS THAAAT!?"
"Hah... Just then... did time stop for a few seconds? Hah..."
"I froze the atom... the time..."
"Ugh... but I'm on my limit...!"
"...Haida, I'll end you with this last attack!"
"UWOOOAH! TIME FREEZEEEEEE!"
"No way... me... the strongest... lose..."
Haaah...! Somehow, it really does feel like I just won a difficult battle...
Good work, Juncchi!
I seriously fought too, but... you're acting is seriously amazing!
...It's all thanks to everyone jogging and practicing a lot. Not because I'm good or anything...
Noooooo! Juncchi, you're... we're all awesomesauce! Check out the applause!
...Thank you very much...