Rui Maita/Side Memories
01 - Leave it to Me![edit | edit source]
|Good Morning! Producer-chan! How are you?|
So-so? Why? What’s going on?
|While hitchhiking in the countryside, someone* had proposed a job idea.|
|Wow! An overnight travel program, huh!|
Nice, nice! Sounds like fun! I’m excited!
I wonder if I better prepare my sketchbook!?
|There’s shooting every single day, but...|
|Would I hesitate just because there’s hard work? It’s No Problem, Producer-chan!|
|Are you sure it’s okay..?|
|Of course! It’s certainly an unusual type of job for an idol, but...|
Leave it to me!**
* The "someone" is implied to be the person who was picking them (the Producer) up
02 - Side road, Forward road, Winding road[edit | edit source]
|We started our hitchhike photoshoot.|
A worn-down Nursing Home? That’s awful... Granny, Let’s Go to the Government Office together!
|Staff A||Maita-san, you’re making more detours than originally planned...|
|Staff B||Ah, but doesn’t it make for a pretty interesting shoot?|
|Staff A||Certainly. This would move a lot of people from this region. Do the shoot as it is.|
|Talking to a bunch of people [from here] sounds like fun! Hey, how would you feel about that?|
03 - Tears Do Not Suit You[edit | edit source]
Talking to all those people today was super fun! Don’t you think, Producer-chan!? Huh?
|Woman||*sniff* H...huh? Me?|
|Yes! Take a breather... you sound troubled. If you’re okay with me, then...|
U-Uh... Thank you very much. The truth is... I’ve been thinking about changing jobs... and...
A change of pace... I see. That certainly is a worry.
04 - Sunlight Alien☆[edit | edit source]
My friend, it’s incredible that you’ve thought about changing your job. There’s a lot of people who feel the same way.
|Woman||I thought that would be... hard. But I know now there are amazingly special people out there, so...|
It’s not that at all. This looks like a new challenge for you, so if you’re feeling anxious...
|Woman||...!! The clouds just cleared up, a-and the sun is out...!|
See? It’s not always rainy! You can work it out!!
|Woman||W-Wait! Who in the world are you...?|
|I am the Drier of Tears and the Bringer of Sunlight... I am... an alien!|
05 - Vacant-Eyed Student[edit | edit source]
|Taking a break on the second day of shooting.|
|Today is probably an ordinary day, but... there’s a student here at this time? Hey! You alright?|
Whoa, don’t think I can’t catch you? I won’t lose! I’ll catch you!
|Student||What!? Who are you!!|
|Sorry, I just wanted to talk to you. How’s school going?|
|Student||I don’t go. I fail no matter what I do; it ain’t fun.|
|Oh... Perhaps school is a weak point for you.|
... But it’s not like that at all. In the beginning, I would fail at everything I did.
(I think it sounds like he hasn’t met the right teacher...)
|Student||You say that but... for me, there’s no purpose in fun things.|
06 - Let's Enjoy Together![edit | edit source]
There’s nothing fun to do... Sigh...
|I’ve already looked!|
|Oh, you found one already? And you got permission to use it as well? Thank you, Producer-chan!|
Next... Hello... Staff? Actually, I have a request...
|Alllll–right, then let’s hurry up and go! Let’s enjoy together!|
|Student||My parents don’t say anything, and it’s easy to go back and forth to the convenience store.|
|The most funnest place ever☆ It’s a surprise, student!!|
|Staff A||Maita-san, let’s get prepared! We’re trying to get the feel of a school festival!|
|Staff B||I guess it would have a good idea to have the sound equipment loaded in the studio bus!|
|Everyone, thank you for your cooperation!! Let’s get started at once!|
It’s showtime! Surprise live... start!
07 - Communicate[edit | edit source]
|Student||Woah... Amazing!! This is the best, big bro!!|
|Haha, thank you for delight! It’s not bad out here, huh?|
|Student||Um... but... I wanna see you at school... or else it won’t be any fun...|
No, it’s not like that at all. You can meet tons of fun people at school already.
|Student||...Sure...! It’s impossible to do it right away, but... I can go to school, and I can come to this live concert!|
* I tried incorporating the pun as best I could. 発生 can mean outbreak/occurrence or cellular structure depending on the context.
08 - Producer-chan Crisis![edit | edit source]
|The TV Executive who came to the office the day after the broadcast is awfully angry.|
Well if it isn’t the Producer!? So I saw you ignored the plan and just did what you wanted.
|Stop! If you had a complaint about us doing what we wanted, why didn’t you say anything?|
|TV Executive||Maita Rui! That’s right. I’ve got a lot to say to you!|
|Take it easy! Look at all the amazing SNS reception we’ve gotten! Here and there, everyone’s loving it!|
|TV Executive||No one thinks that! What’s the aim of a ‘hitchhike travel plan’?|
|With an aim like that, there are even better parts! For example...|
|TV Executive||Oh... I see... That’s no good! There’s still so many problems all piling up!|
|Rui and the TV Executive continue to argue. Then, after an hour...|
|TV Executive||Gahaha! That sure is interesting. I guess it can’t be helped again, I’ll let you off the hook this time.|
|Haha, thank you! Looks like I made one more friend today☆|
09 - Treasure[edit | edit source]
|If I could trouble the Producer-chan for a moment...|
Sorry... it looks like I’ve overdone it.
|I’m glad you have.|
Really? Haha, thank you, Producer-chan.
|I trust in you.|
|In any case, this job has allowed me to have fun talking with so many other people!|
Still, I want to do that kind of work!
10 - My Name is Rui Maita![edit | edit source]
|Producer-chan, what are you talking about? Is that... a fan letter?|
|I told him he received fan letters saying that he helped [someone in need].|
|Me? With what? May I see it?|
|"When I saw you on TV, I knew that you had given me an umbrella before, now, I'm doing my best at my new workplace.|
I owe it all to you."
|That lady... I remember making her smile back then. Could this be her?|
"To Rui-san. After we spoke, I went back to school.
|So it’s that kid! Until he gets here, he must work diligently to become a shining idol!|
I’m so happy, thank you for letting me know! Eh? It’s not over?
|The TV station that played the hitchhike travel program announced a new offer.|
|Wow! Should we make a plan to charge to different places and interact with the people living there?
Of course I got it! I wonder what people we will meet next; it’ll be so much fun!