Lately I couldn't catch up with Travis Japan magazines TT^TT
But I downloaded one of the scans and decided to translate~
Why I choose this is because... the crosstalk this time has so many hard kanji *cries*
I'm going to have nouryokushiken tomorrow, so I think it might be a good medium to learn *I'm just running away from the text book tho* lol
(Scans thanks to yoshiko_mama, itsumo arigatou!)
Hanako November 2015
My Tiny Paper Dolls
If Travis Japan is a kingdom, what kind of country it would become?
Shime: 'Travis Kingdom'? So cool!
Noeru: Ousama, daare!?" [t/n: lit. "Who is the king?" but in this context Noeru said it like in the ousama game]
Miya: The king should be Matchy-san (Kondo Masahiko) don't you think? If he wants to, though (laughs).
Shii: How about Travis, the origin of our group name?
Hiroki: Hm, probably he would fit better as The Black Ships, something like that (laughs).
Aran: Perry, it's Perry! (laughs) [t/n: Refer to Commodore Perry's Expedition (here). This was a part of important event in Japan's history which later led to Meiji Restoration]
Hiroki: Travis arrival to the Kingdom has developed it.
In that developing kingdom, what are the roles for each 9 of you?
Kaji: Shizuya is a person who observes his surroundings very well.
Shime: You're right. He can point out something we hardly realise by ourselves.
Miya: Although he has a wicked tongue too (laughs). [t/n: Baca: suka mencela =))]
Aran: That's what is good of him.
Myuto: He can't sugar-coat what he says.
Shii: Because, if I'm being kind and such, you guys won't listen to me!
Umin: He's the chief of police headquarter! (laughs)
Miya: Mr. Shizuya the Commissioner! So scary!
Shime: Miyachika, you'll get arrested!
Shii: ....... (smiles)
Noeru: At first I was surprised by him, but after getting used to him, he's easy to understand and kind!
Miya: That's a comment from the princess of our kingdom.
Noeru: So I am a p-princess? (laughs)
Miya: Myuto-kun also looks like a princess, right?
Myuto: What the!?
Miya: The part that you're self-centered and naughty.
Myuto: Isn't there any good part of me? (laughs)
Aran: He would be the descendant of the king. Like an aristocrat.
Shime: He's respected by the juniors!
Hiroki: Having visited various places, he becomes a princess who initiates acculturation.
Noeru: Then, what about me?
Miya: Shizuya's princess.
Noeru: Why your explanation is so limited! (laughs)
Miya: You're getting along well, so it's fine, isn't it.
Hiroki: He's just like a wife, don't you think.
Shime: So he's a married woman (laughs).
Aran: He's probably a mistress! [t/n: Baca: selir =))]
Shii: No, let him be my lover.
Noeru: My position is dangerous!
Miya: Kaji would be something like public relation?
Aran: Right, he's in charge of being a diplomat.
Umin: He's like Ii Naosuke.
Kaji: I will face the Black Ships! [t/n: Ii Naosuke is also related to the aforementioned Black Ships (here)]
Miya: The trigger which made us getting along with Travis was because Kaji introduced a discount shop, after all.
Kaji: I said 'Left, go!!" (laughs)
Myuto: Even though he couldn't speak English, he talked a lot with Travis.
Kaji: Somehow it continued (laughs).
Miya: Aran is in charge of being ikemen.
Aran: Huh? I want to be Ino Tadataka.
Kaji: The person who measured Japan?
Aran: Yes, he is! [t/n: Ino Tadataka, a Japanese surveyor and cartographer (here)]
Umin: It's good to be the symbol of the kingdom as an ikemen, isn't it.
Miya: Yup. The kingdom's "face". The red circle on the kingdom's national flag would be Aran's face. [t/n: Please imagine a Japan flag with Aran's face on it lol]
Hiroki: What do you think would be good, then?
Aran: ...Ino Tadataka.
Umin: Do you really like him that much? (laughs)
Myuto: Then, the next is Shime. Shime is like a decorative plant. He's a person who is like decorative grass, tree, space, something like that.
Shii: The kingdom's official yuru-chara (mascot).
Hiroki: A natural heritage, power spot (laughs),
Kaji: I don't get this conversation (laughs).
Umin: Shime is the Minister of Environment!
Shime: I'm healing everyone with oxygen, ne. You can't be without me!
Miya: Nakada-kun is Okinawa!
Hiroki: Stop it. Don't separate me with the kingdom!
Aran: He's an isolated island (laughs).
Miya: Well well, Nakada-kun as the prime minister would be good, isn't it? He scolded Kaji for being late.
All: Ah~~!! (laughs)
Miya: He can be strict and create the group's atmosphere. That's really a prime minister.
Kaji: Indeed, when everyone is in doubt, he can lead the right way.
Umin: Person who can sum up....... it's not like that, though (laughs).
Miya: But he can become a shield for everyone.
Hiroki: I can be a bulletproof (laughs).
Shii: About Kaito (Nakamura), I think he could be a yuru-chara! Yes, a yuru-chara.
Myuto: But, he's not loose (yurui)! He's insistent! (laughs)
Kaji: How about a firefighter? Because he can arbitrarily put out everyone's mood. [t/n: Just like a firefighter put out fire.]
Umin: Ooooi (laughs).
Myuto: Kaito can be a public relation as well.
Shime: He has relationship with various senpai, so enivous~~~
Shii: But the role would be the same with Kaji, then.
Kaji: I will be a goodwill ambassador for Travis only.
Miya: Kaito can be a symbol for peace, don't you think?
Myuto: Ah~ Like the Statue of Liberty, ne.
Umin: That's good! Nakamura the Freedom!
Miya: I want a position where I can see everyone~
Umin: Only "see"? What's your role then?
Shii: A village headman, then.
Aran: He is cheerful, so I think the sun will be okay!
Miya: Ah~ That's a really good point!
Aran: Right? (laughs)
Miya: I'm the one who nurtured Shime~
Shime: Ah, you're right. Because I'm a forest (laughs) [t/n: Because Miya is the sun while Shime is a plant = Miya grows Shime up lol]
In conclusion, the role of Matchy-senpai is?
Myuto: I think he's like MacArthur who teaches new culture to the kingdom! [t/n: (here)]
Hiroki: Shizuya's lover will welcome him. Because he's a lover who can do anything.
Noeru: You're welcome <3
Shii: We will welcome all of the citizens.
What will be the rule in the kingdom?
Miya: Everyone has to respond to the jokes!
Kaji: Don't be miserable.
Shii: Respond to the muchaburi! [t/n: Muchaburi: force someone to do something too much]
Shime: But, basically I want freedom (laughs).
Miya: And also, we have to celebrate birthdays together!
Hiroki: Most of the time we have a member's birthday once in one or one and half month, so we'll have parties all year long!
Done! Sorry for strange words =))
Comments are LOVE and wish me luck for tomorrow's test! XD