Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Gate - Thus the JSDF Fought There! Volume 4 Afterword

Translator: Nigel
Editor: PervySageChuck, Nate



Firstly, thank you very much, to all my readers -- whether you have finished “Gate: Thus The JSDF Fought Here Vol. 2 Flame Dragon Arc (second part)”, or if you are just about to begin. In any case, this afterword will pertain to the events in this book.


What did you think of the Flame Dragon Arc? In truth, this was the part of the work that I most wanted to write.


I wanted to envision a clash in a fantasy world, of “Dragons”, the strongest creatures, against modern weaponry. I would fill it with my imagination and fantasy. Mm, it turned out as I hoped..


Of course, when fighting a giant creature or a tank, and when war machines do battle, the one defining feature of these conflicts is that you need to use big weapons to smash them to bits. That is a rule for military operations, but events like that won’t show how the protagonist struggles for his victory. I believe movies like Godzilla adequately show how organizations do battle against monsters.


Therefore, I created a scenario where Itami used his personal abilities and the help of his friends to face off against the Flame Dragon.


To me, since one is doing battle with a Flame Dragon, then the smaller the weapon, the better.


Therefore, the “Rod of Steel” made its appearance, the 110mm anti-tank rocket launcher.


In this light novel series, all sorts of weapons used by the JSDF have made their appearance, but because “It’s okay to throw them away in times of emergency”, I have only showcased the older weapons in this series. Some of them are even museum pieces that aren’t even in use any more. Some of my readers with professional knowledge gave me a lot of useful advice, and although the LAM is a newer weapon, I wrote it into the story. The reason is because the JGSDF treats it as a one-shot weapon -- it is discarded after use.


The LAM as described in the text is an incredibly powerful man-portable weapon, being able to penetrate 70cm of steel plate. The superbattleship Yamato had 41cm of belt armor, and the thickest armor plating on it was 85cm thick, so you can see the weapon’s power from there.


The Flame Dragon in the work was written as a “flying tank” or “flying battleship”, yet the LAM had the power to kill it.


I imagined a scene where I could shoulder-carry a LAM, and fire a rocket at a Flame Dragon. The idea “Awesome, now I can become a Dragon Slayer in a fantasy world” refused to leave my head.


Being able to use modern weapons in the game “Monster Hunter” would be great, wouldn’t it?


Yanai Takumi


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55 comments:

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    1. T'was a great run Nigel & Team. Thanks again for your awesome TLs.

      I am guessing that the schedule will change to once a week from now on.

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  2. "and the thickest armor plating on it was 85cm think,"
    Needs changing from "think" to "thick". =D

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    1. So no more GATE ?

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    2. I'm shooting in the dark here.... but I think they're just on hiatus atm until a new translator can be found...

      I think that's the problem... I could EASILY be wrong though. >_<

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    3. I may get killed by sky for saying this, but we ran out of raws. That's all.

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    4. Where to get the volume 5(raw)? Is this translated directly from Japanese or is this translated from Chinese like the other projects here?

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    5. Licky, I could buy for you guys the volumes on booklive.jp (they are one of the few online japanese services that accept my card..) contact me on skype Misgav Avraham Hazan. Also, unban me from the chat :| ScarletFlames255

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  3. Dare to ask will the other volumes be translated or this is the end?

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  4. I notice Gate just got taken out of schedule. What's happening?

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    1. Well,Gate is not in the *Dropped projects* section(feeling of relief)...for the moment(butt clenched tight again).

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    2. Well, if the top is any indication, they translate from Chinese to English and I don't think the books were translated to Chinese after volume 4.

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    3. They ran out of RAWs from what I heard

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    1. please don't spam on comments.

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    2. i though it is something related to LN....

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    3. <.< -.- >.>
      so for this grand essay the spell castor is a woman then at the end is a man? also isn't 1, 4, 6, 8, and 10 the same thing? i mean when you win a few hundred million the rest of those kinda just happen. women/men/ex-s all desperate for a piece of that pie. and well the rest is redundant.

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  6. LOL having a LAM be the next new weapon in MH would be awesome, guess they could make a Gunlance or Heavy Crossbow look like it ~w~

    Thanks for the hard work!!!!!

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  7. Hmm, no GATE on the schedule list.
    So? no more GATE??

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  8. it seems like our mc got commisioned for the mhu of the special region (mobile harem unit)

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  9. Anyone has made the pdf yet?? of volume 4

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    1. patience my friend its, been like 20 minutes since the novel got finished, the pdf overlord will be here soon

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    2. Work :P

      In progress of making one. Just doing editing atm. Be ready later tonight.

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  10. PDF

    Volume 1 - http://www.mediafire.com/?8qb5v9eluw2d353

    Volume 2 - http://www.mediafire.com/?7m3q4kep1q362sk

    Volume 3 - http://www.mediafire.com/?fldxlxpgd8dffe7

    Volume 4 - http://www.mediafire.com/?zow0fvbavhb14cb

    Enjoy

    Thanks to Sky & Co. for the translation.

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  11. Btw, do you have altina pdv Version???

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  12. Thank you so much for your work so far.Hoping you will keep posting gate at least once a week

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  13. https://translate.google.co.th/translate?hl=th&sl=en&tl=th&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.bezaldfamily.net%2F%3Fboard%3D1669.0&anno=2&sandbox=1

    there's vol 5 and 6

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    1. there is no translation that i can see.

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  14. there is no translation that i can see

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    1. somebody placed a "We ran out of raws." in BT's Gate page, thus no Gate for now.

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    2. Well, someone had to be unable to keep up with Nigel. Turns out it was whoever provides the raws. Still, it's surprising that Nigel's rampage ended because of a lack of raws. ^^

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    3. raws in japanese
      vol 5
      https://translate.googleusercontent.com/translate_c?anno=2&depth=1&hl=th&rurl=translate.google.co.th&sl=en&tl=th&u=http://www.bezaldfamily.net/%3FPHPSESSID%3Dv7judeg8h414bj9jq1o84alri2%26topic%3D20487.0&usg=ALkJrhgfZE6W7Tj3VyOfugPntz-LAE1vmg

      vol 6
      https://translate.googleusercontent.com/translate_c?anno=2&depth=1&hl=th&rurl=translate.google.co.th&sl=en&tl=th&u=http://www.bezaldfamily.net/%3FPHPSESSID%3Dv7judeg8h414bj9jq1o84alri2%26topic%3D20490.0&usg=ALkJrhg7ZrR6usQib_jz3RdH5ciTQFdzPg

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  16. /ak/ seems to have the 5th volume LN raw (in Japanese) on their website.

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  18. Not a Problem if you need i scan it i have the books

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    1. raws in japanese
      vol 5
      https://translate.googleusercontent.com/translate_c?anno=2&depth=1&hl=th&rurl=translate.google.co.th&sl=en&tl=th&u=http://www.bezaldfamily.net/%3FPHPSESSID%3Dv7judeg8h414bj9jq1o84alri2%26topic%3D20487.0&usg=ALkJrhgfZE6W7Tj3VyOfugPntz-LAE1vmg

      vol 6
      https://translate.googleusercontent.com/translate_c?anno=2&depth=1&hl=th&rurl=translate.google.co.th&sl=en&tl=th&u=http://www.bezaldfamily.net/%3FPHPSESSID%3Dv7judeg8h414bj9jq1o84alri2%26topic%3D20490.0&usg=ALkJrhg7ZrR6usQib_jz3RdH5ciTQFdzPg

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  19. https://www.lightnovel.cn/thread-800466-1-1.html
    seems to have the entire vol 5 in Chinese
    Another source but not the entire novel: http://www.wenku8.com/novel/1/1505/

    https://mega.nz/#F!5U1jlDyS!vk9YxEaxR11wZH0mrywi0Q has vol 5+6 and gaiden 1-3 in Jap

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    1. You will prolly want to send that in an email to sky cause who knows if they check these regularly

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  20. https://mega.nz/#!Q9MkFJSY!TZ2h3D-ta27tDa5-8iEAET-uVVIBtw7YtN9BwbgrcW0 her is Vol.5 as Jap. Raw

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  21. Should I be lighting candles in mourning?

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  22. So uh... Did the translation got axed? Or it got licensed? There's been this persistent guy posting links for the raws.

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    1. Can anyone delete this spam retarded comment /\

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  24. If the chinese raws are too difficult to find (or not worth looking for) maybe you can make a post stating as such. That way anyone that can work on it can do so without feeling their efforts are a waste.

    This is pretty popular now with the anime on its second season, there might be a few people who'd want to translate it.

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