Rui Maita/Side Memories

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01 - Leave it to Me![edit | edit source]

Translator: Puppy
Character Commu
Rui Maita-icon.png 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.
Rui Maita-icon.png Wow! An overnight travel program, huh!
Nice, nice! Sounds like fun! I’m excited!
I wonder if I better prepare my sketchbook!?
Producer-icon.png There’s shooting every single day, but...
Rui Maita-icon.png Would I hesitate just because there’s hard work? It’s No Problem, Producer-chan!
Producer-icon.png Are you sure it’s okay..?
Rui Maita-icon.png Of course! It’s certainly an unusual type of job for an idol, but...
Leave it to me!**
Translation Notes

* The "someone" is implied to be the person who was picking them (the Producer) up
** He says "leave it to me" in both English and Japanese, so I just kept one, or else the translation would sound a bit clunky...

02 - Side road, Forward road, Winding road[edit | edit source]

Character Commu
We started our hitchhike photoshoot.
Rui Maita-icon.png

A worn-down Nursing Home? That’s awful... Granny, Let’s Go to the Government Office together!
No need to thank me☆ Now, I need to grab a driver to give us a lift...

What? What’s the matter, kid? Will you try and talk?
Huh, you can’t talk to the person you like? OK! I’ll teach you the trick on how to make you talk!

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.
Rui Maita-icon.png 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]

Character Commu
Rui Maita-icon.png

Talking to all those people today was super fun! Don’t you think, Producer-chan!? Huh?
That lady is stuck in the rain on the bench... I wonder what’s wrong? Let’s go see!

What’s up? You look like you’re crying... are you okay? Here, use my umbrella.

Woman *sniff* H...huh? Me?
Rui Maita-icon.png Yes! Take a breather... you sound troubled. If you’re okay with me, then...
Woman

U-Uh... Thank you very much. The truth is... I’ve been thinking about changing jobs... and...
I have something I want to do. But I’m awfully clumsy, so...
I’ve only ever worried about my job, so I’ve been meaning to change...

Rui Maita-icon.png

A change of pace... I see. That certainly is a worry.
(This is a lady who really stays true to herself. I’ve had this feeling before too, now that I think about it. What was it...)
(I see now. I remember it from when I first became a teacher.)

04 - Sunlight Alien☆[edit | edit source]

Character Commu
Rui Maita-icon.png

My friend, it’s incredible that you’ve thought about changing your job. There’s a lot of people who feel the same way.

I’m also a bit clumsy, but no matter how many times you worry, never give up.
Now is the time to find your purpose and set your path on the changing road. Do your best.

Woman I thought that would be... hard. But I know now there are amazingly special people out there, so...
Rui Maita-icon.png

It’s not that at all. This looks like a new challenge for you, so if you’re feeling anxious...
Look at the sky!
Don’t just sit around and mope, you’re overlooking all the wonderful things around you!

Woman ...!! The clouds just cleared up, a-and the sun is out...!
Rui Maita-icon.png

See? It’s not always rainy! You can work it out!!
Looks like everything is alright now☆ I’m gonna go return to the lodge.

Woman W-Wait! Who in the world are you...?
Rui Maita-icon.png I am the Drier of Tears and the Bringer of Sunlight... I am... an alien!

05 - Vacant-Eyed Student[edit | edit source]

Character Commu
Taking a break on the second day of shooting.
Rui Maita-icon.png 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!!
Rui Maita-icon.png 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.
Rui Maita-icon.png Oh... Perhaps school is a weak point for you.
Student

... But it’s not like that at all. In the beginning, I would fail at everything I did.
My parents don’t say anything, and it’s easy to go back and forth to the convenience store.

Rui Maita-icon.png

(I think it sounds like he hasn’t met the right teacher...)

Listen to me... My friend, I think you really have the potential to be great.
But, it seems like you’ve set your sights on a new purpose.
Why don’t you start with what you want to do and just have fun?

Student You say that but... for me, there’s no purpose in fun things.

06 - Let's Enjoy Together![edit | edit source]

Character Commu
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There’s nothing fun to do... Sigh...

That’s it! I have a nice idea!
Wait a minute. Producer-chan, will you do me a favor and lend me an ear?
Yeah, that surprise live practice. Is there any place nearby where we can do that?

Producer-icon.png I’ve already looked!
Rui Maita-icon.png 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...
Rui Maita-icon.png 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.
Rui Maita-icon.png 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!
Rui Maita-icon.png Everyone, thank you for your cooperation!! Let’s get started at once!
It’s showtime! Surprise live... start!

07 - Communicate[edit | edit source]

Character Commu
Student Woah... Amazing!! This is the best, big bro!!
Rui Maita-icon.png 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...
Rui Maita-icon.png

No, it’s not like that at all. You can meet tons of fun people at school already.
For example, the occurrence* of us meeting at the surprise concert.
When all these people come together, a chemical reaction awakens!

The truth is, I was a student just like you, but now I’m an idol.
When I became an idol, it felt like I was starting high school all over again.
Surely your school has a lot of people that must be waiting to meet you!

There are countless people around the world to meet, and tons of interesting things waiting for you! So, once you get out into the world, won’t you someday come out to our lives?

Student ...Sure...! It’s impossible to do it right away, but... I can go to school, and I can come to this live concert!
Translation Notes

* 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]

Character Commu
The TV Executive who came to the office the day after the broadcast is awfully angry.
TV Executive

Well if it isn’t the Producer!? So I saw you ignored the plan and just did what you wanted.

My main point is... what is this younger guy is even thinking about... [nag...nag...nagging...]

Rui Maita-icon.png 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!
Rui Maita-icon.png 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’?
Rui Maita-icon.png 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.
Rui Maita-icon.png Haha, thank you! Looks like I made one more friend today☆

09 - Treasure[edit | edit source]

Character Commu
Rui Maita-icon.png If I could trouble the Producer-chan for a moment...
Sorry... it looks like I’ve overdone it.
Producer-icon.png I’m glad you have.
Rui Maita-icon.png

Really? Haha, thank you, Producer-chan.
It’s sorta... me.

Well, I’ve just felt out of it, compared to others around me... you know?
That unique me... something recognized by other Misters, and you...
This might be the greatest treasure of my life☆

So, if any Misters or Producer-chan was in trouble...
I’d be right there to help!

Producer-icon.png I trust in you.
Rui Maita-icon.png 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]

Character Commu
Rui Maita-icon.png 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].
Rui Maita-icon.png Me? With what? May I see it?
Woman
(Letter)
"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."
Rui Maita-icon.png That lady... I remember making her smile back then. Could this be her?
Student
(Letter)

"To Rui-san. After we spoke, I went back to school.
I’ve found a new dream. I've gotten into show business, to co-star with you.
For that reason, I'm part of a chorus now. I'll do my best to reach that dream."

Rui Maita-icon.png 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.
Rui Maita-icon.png 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!