In which Shun is moe as fuck.
There’s not really much to talk about, translation-wise, this ep. No stupid jokes, no gimmicky things to deal with, no new terminology, just good strong well-written character drama, to the point that if there was anything I’d have wanted to talk about, I was in such a lovely trance of translating and writing that I wasn’t really thinking about how it’d be interesting to talk about.
For my definition of interesting, that is.
I think the only thing to really talk about is the song used in this ep – “Saite”, meaning “Bloom.” (as a verb). It’s a bit obtusely written and odd, and that turns out to be because it was originally a much heavier thrashier Everset song they adapted into the slow dance number used in this ep. It took me a while to kind of get what they were actually going for with a few of these things, and I’ve done my best to preserve the poetic nature of the song, because Japanese song grammar is a bizarre and twisted thing that one cannot place one’s trust in.
Anyway, please enjoy the ep!