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*Title text at bottom of page* Someone Comes to Kill Me

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*No text to translate. Please include the following notes.*

Translator's Notes—Please Read!

“Sensei” – Literally, “teacher.” Sensei is often used in lieu of a teacher’s or professor’s actual name; it can also be appended to an instructor’s surname.

“...-kun” is appended to names for a number of reasons and can show a difference in stature (the person of higher stature would use this for the person of lower stature) or a friendly relationship, to name only a couple uses.

Furigana – This is text written alongside kanji that most frequently simply lets you know the proper reading of the kanji. Sometimes, as you will see in this chapter if you read the translator's notes, furigana is used to offer the pronunciation of a different word, imbuing the word or phrase with additional meaning.

---Page 3---
*Leave “Contents” as is*
Someone Comes to Kill Me
Flesh Doll
The Green Coffin
Wrapping
Wishing Meat

---Page 4---
R)
SFX: Blaaaaze
Uwaaaa!

TL)
*Title text at top left of page* Dear Friend
*Newspaper, large text* 6th Grade Male Dies in Fire

BL)
Ah...
*Black background portion* [For my friend's sake, I burned my classmate alive.]

---Page 5---
[...Yeah. To protect Izumi Yuuya.]
*Title text at bottom of page* Dear Friend

---Page 6---
TR)
*Sign text* Second Elementary School

TL)
[What's someone doing in a place like that?]
Hey.

BR)
!!

ML)
Hey, are you okay?!
This guy's in my class, isn't he?

BL)
Are you sure you don't need to go to the nurse's office?

---Page 7---
TR)
I'm fine... More importantly, let go of me already, Yagami-kun.
SFX: Slide
Idiot, I'm lending you my shoulder 'til we get to your seat.

TL)
SFX: Chatter

MR)
[What's with this atmosphere?]
Hey, Yagami.

ML)
W-what?

BR)
You just transferred, so you wouldn't know, but you shouldn't get involved with Izumi!
Huh?
Takaiwa's group has their eyes on him, so you'll get caught in the crossfire if you're with him.
/So his name is Izumi.../
(Look) He's glaring at you even now, see?

---Page 8---
TR)
[Ooh, in other words, he's a bully.]
As for me...

TC)
I'm not afraid of some coward who bullies the weak.
!
(Uwa~)

TL)
SFX: Grab
You little... What did you say?

M)
SFX: Pull

BR)
!

BL)
SFX: Wham

---Page 9---
TR)
Sorry, but
I did judo at my last school.

TC)
Izumi~,
are your injuries from earlier doing okay?

BR)
*Text on gravestone* Usata's grave
Takaiwa killed a rabbit?

BL)
What does that mean? Walk me through it, Izumi.
............
Before you transferred here,
there was an incident where the school's rabbit was burned to death.

*Translator's note, wherever it will fit* T/N: Usata – This name is a combination of the Japanese word for “rabbit,” うさぎ (usagi), and a common component of Japanese names, 太 (た/ta). A very loose English translation is “Mr. Bun.”

---Page 10---
T 1)
Guh...
The culprit was never caught, but... I happened to overhear Takaiwa and his friends talking about it.

T 2)
Yeah, and covering the rabbit in flames was pretty funny, wasn't it?
Yeah, yeah.

M)
I told Sensei about it, but
she said I didn't have any evidence and wouldn't listen to me.

BR)
Takaiwa's been bullying me ever since I told on him.
What the hell? He has no right to blame you for anything!!

BL)
First of all, that wouldn't let the dead rabbit rest in pea...
!

---Page 11---
R)
Usata was...
my very best friend.

TC)
SFX: Clench
Despite that...
I couldn't protect him.

TL 1)
Uh...

TL 2)
[He really cared about that rabbit...]
Hey,

BL)
SFX: Smile
let's be friends.

---Page 12---
T)
Huh?
B-but if you're with me, it'll mean trouble for you.
That sort of thing doesn't matter.
But Takaiwa and his friends really are scary guys.
Do you wanna be friends?

M)
!
Or do you not?

BR 1)
I do!

BR 2)
All right *music note here*
SFX (x2): Shake
SFX: Crumple

BC)
SFX: Flutter
*Text on note – cut off the text where appropriate* You're dead meat.
Um... But why are you doing all this for me?
Stu~pid.

BL)
You don't need a reason to be friends.
*Text on note* You're dead meat.

---Page 13---
T)
*Text on door sign* Science
[I said all that, but]
SFX: Crash
[up until then, I had no idea just how scary Takaiwa really was.]

MR)
What the hell are you doing, Izumi? Because of you, the alcohol lamp broke!!
S-sorry.

BR)
I-I'll clean it up right away...

BL *main panel*)
Is Takaiwa harassing him again?
Hey,
you okay?
SFX: Sneak

BL *corner portion*)
SFX: Skritch

---Page 14---
TC)
SFX: Reach
Wha-!!

TL)
SFX: Surprise

BR)
Takaiwa,
what are you thinking?!
SFX: Yank
!

ML 1)
What? I was just gonna light my own group's lamp.
Don't lie to me!
Just now, you were gonna take that flame...

ML 2)
SFX: Clatter
Hey,

BL)
what are you guys doing?!

---Page 15---
T)
Him, lighting something on fire? You saw it wrong, Yagami-kun. Everyone in our class is a good kid.
This is the first time I've heard about Izumi-kun getting bullied. Surely, that's also a misunderstanding. And you don't have any proof, do you?
SFX: Talk
Oh, but everyone gets the wrong idea at times, so it's nothing to worry about.
Mhm, there's no way there's any bullying in our class. I'm sure of it.
SFX: Talk

BR)
[This is hopeless.]
SFX (x3): Talk
So you see,
/We can't count on Sensei to do anything about it... Guess this means I have to do all I can to protect him on my own./

BC)
There's no helping it. The ship has already set sail. I'll have to protect him.
Don't think about it too much, Izumi.
...Yeah.

ML)
Hey, Izumi! Make sure to put the balls back in the gym storeroom when you head home.

BL)
SFX: Clack

---Page 16---
TR)
You didn't have to come all the way here with me.
Oh, yeah. Well, it's no biggie.
/For now, I have to be his bodyguard./

TC)
Here should be fine.
Yeah.

TL)
SFX: Slides shut
!

ML)
Hey, hold up!! Who's there?
Clack
Open up!

B)
This is what you get for being on Izumi's side.

---Page 17---
TC)
You, you're Takaiwa, right?
SFX: Clank
Quit acting so childish!

TL)
SFX: Slam

ML)
Uwaaa!
SFX: Cough
Uwa!

BC)
Is it okay if you get line marker powder in your eyes?

BL 1)
It should be fine. It's just lime.
But that loud scream...

BL 2)
SFX: Pound

---Page 18---
*Entire page* SFX (x11): Pound

TR)
Don't side with Izumi!

T)
*Top left bubble, cut off* mi
*Four identical bubbles* Izumi
Izumi...

B)
He's... seriously psycho.

---Page 19---
TR 1)
SFX: Shaaa

TR 2)
Uh... The rain's leaking through.
SFX: Plop

T *main*)
Yep.
Everyone's already gone home, haven't they?
Yeah, maybe.
Are we gonna be shut up in here until morning?
Who knows.

BR)
I... I think that one day, Takaiwa will set me on fire, like Usata.

BL)
I-idiot. If he did that, it would be murder, wouldn't it? He won't go that far.
But...

---Page 20---
R)
I didn't mention it yesterday, but every day, I get a letter in my shoe cubby that says “I'll burn you alive.”
And then today, he was actually gonna do it.

TC)
I'm... scared.

TL)
Izumi...

ML)
It's fine, man. I'll keep you safe.
SFX: Grab

BL)
But... how? We can't be together all the time.
Hmm, in fighting, they say the first to strike always wins.
SFX: Plop
!
That's right!

---Page 21---
TR)
Maybe we should burn Takaiwa alive first.
Huh?

TL)
We trap him in here and then cover him in oil, like he did to Usata.

M)
He-hey, wait a sec. Are you serious?
No matter what he's...
Of course, we won't light it.
We'll just threaten him, like, “We'll do it,” and he'll think about all the things he's done, and he'll be seriously scared.
More than we are right now, for sure!

BR)
Oh, okay!
That might work.
Yeah!!
SFX: Upupu

BL)
!
SFX: Slide
There are still students here?

---Page 22---
T)
[“It would be problematic if the janitor opened the door on his patrol, like what happened with us, so we made up our minds to do it on Sunday.”]
I'm no longer friends with Izumi, so would you stop harassing me?
[“Now it's just a matter of how well Yagami-kun can act to lure Takaiwa out.”]

MR)
Hmm...
So you learned your lesson from getting locked in?

BR)
But I can't forgive you for hitting me in the eyes.
I thought you'd say that.

ML)
Look at this.
SFX: Slide

BL 1)
Hey, untie me!!

BL 2)
Heh.

---Page 23---
TR)
Nobody's watching, so beat him to your heart's content.
Stay back!

TC)
Serves you right.
!
SFX: Unravel

TL)
SFX: Zoom
Yagami-kun, the oil!

M)
Uwa!
SFX: Splash

BR)
SFX: Slam

BC)
SFX: Clack
Yagami!
SFX: Huff huff

BL)
Open up! You tricked me!
SFX (x2): Bang

---Page 24---
TR)
SFX: Bang
Now then, shall I see what happens if I toss a lighter in through this hole?

TC)
S-stop!
If you're covered in flames, you'll know how Usata felt, won't you?
I was wrong!! I'm so sorry about what I did to Usata!!
It's too late for that now. You did some pretty terrible things to Izumi.

TL)
Because I'm terrified of Izumi!

B)
Huh?
Ever since he found out that I was the culprit, he has sent me a letter every day that says “I'll burn you alive.”
On top of that, he burned my shoes, and he threw a lit cigarette into my pocket!! No matter how much I hit him, he won't stop!

---Page 25---
TR)
That's why I thought I should get him before he gets me!

TL 1)
Wh...
You're messing with me...
It's no use trying to get sympathy from Yagami-kun.

TL 2)
He was like this when was explaining things to Sensei, too.
But those are all the things he did to me!
Y-yeah.
Okay, let's leave him alone and get going.

M)
Wait, Yagami!
I'm begging you, let me out!!

B)
If you won't do that, then at least keep your eyes on him!!
He'll definitely come back and light this place on fire!!

---Page 26---
T)
[Is that really all an act...?]
You really are a friend, Yagami-kun.

M)
You're the first one to believe me over his lies.

B 1)
(Idiot)
I'm your friend, so of course.
[Yeah,]

B 2)
[there's no way Izumi would do anything like that.]
Wanna go to the arcade?
Sure.

---Page 27---
TR)
*Text under “AME”* Arcade

TC 1)
If it's on easy, can you beat it?
Of course I can.

TC 2)
Hup.

TL)
Get the points there.
Okay~.

M)
Wow, it's pouring!!
The weather report did say it would rain this afternoon.
SFX: Shaaa

BR)
Maybe with this, Takaiwa will catch a cold.
Since the rain will leak through. (Hehehehe)
SFX: Shaaaa
If he's alive.

---Page 28---
TR 1)
Huh?
Oh, look, look. There's a pet shop over there.

TR 2)
Hey, Izumi!?

TL)
Wow, they're so cute.

BR)
When Usata came to our school, he was about this small too.
H-hey, what did you mean, “If he's alive”?
Hey! Izumi!

BL)
...Thanks to you, I finally caught Usata's enemy.

---Page 29---
TR)
Enemy?
Before, in the gym storeroom, it came to me when I saw the lime powder.

MR)
Depending on the type of lime, adding water can cause it to generate a lot of heat.
For example, if you cover the oil-soaked gym mats in quick lime and place them where the rain leaks through, they'll ignite.

BR)
If, at that time, a person covered in oil were near it, I wonder what would happen?

L)
N... No way.
It's okay. Nobody will think we lit the fire.
It started raining a while ago, and we were at the arcade then.

---Page 30---
T)
SFX (x3): Shake
From the start, you...
were planning to kill Takaiwa?

M)
The one who called out Takaiwa,
covered him in oil, and locked the door was you.

B)
You're the one who killed him.

---Page 31---
R)
But I won't tell anyone about this.
You're my new Usata*, after all.
*Text in box in bottom right corner of page* <<Dear Friend>> *Large circle* The End

TL 1)
[I only...]

TL 2)
[wanted to protect my friend...]

BL)
[How did I let myself get caught]
[in his cage?]

*Translator's note, wherever it will fit* T/N: “Usata” has a furigana reading that means “friend.”

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*No text to translate*

---Page 33---
Someone Comes to Kill Me
Kamishiro Kyouko

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