[SPOILERS WARNING!! TWC Chapter 4]
These are my English translations for TWC Chapter 4. These are rough and unofficial translations, so there might be differences and errors from the official translations. Please look forward to the official translation of this chapter in the form of English scanlations from ManjuuManga.
Thoughts are in italic, background texts are written in (…) and descriptions in […] to help with the storytelling.
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Tsubasa World Chronicle Chapitre 4: The Mutual Existence of the Living and the Dead
In the faraway land
Praying for a safe journey
That is the promise
Between Sakura and Syaoran
[A Sakura petal drops onto Sakura’s palm. The petal passes through her palm.]
[Sakura awakens in the water reservoir of the Clow ruins.]
Looks like you’ve accidentally entered the “Dream world” in the middle of your prayers.
Was the dream… about Syaoran-kun?
He has decided to help solve the abnormalities happening in Nirai Kanai.
[Yukito holds Sakura’ hand.]
Syaoran-kun knows that here,
There is someone who prays for their safety and waits for their return.
[Scene changes to Syaoran and co. flying in the skies of Nirai Kanai on the lion-like spirits.]
It really is very beautiful
But didn’t the Goddess say that something scary might happen to this place?
It’s so beautiful, and yet…
[Scene changes to back when they were in the palace.]
This is Nirai Kanai.
It stands as the origin of harvest and life at the easternmost land.
It is also an island in which the Gods reside.
People here believe that the Gods live on this island.
They devote their prayers to them every day.
The Goddess is the intermediary between the people and the Gods.
So she’s a Miko (Priestess).
It’s more accurate to say she’s a living God.
The chosen one becomes a God who protects this island, for the length of time in which they are chosen.
So she’s like a Child of the Gods?
Child of the Gods?
There are worlds I’ve been to where people gave similar Goddesses such titles.
Syaoran has been to many kinds of worlds and has learned many different things.
There is also an old saying in Nirai Kanai
“Souls of the living passes from Nirai Kanai,
Souls of the dead returns to Nirai Kanai.”
It’s not that those who are born enter the world of the living,
Nor the dead returning to skies or the land.
They exist here in Nirai Kanai.
That’s how it is… huh.
This is a place where living people reside,
It’s also the place where the dead returns to.
The people on this island are friendly and kind.
They’re not scary at all!
Nirai Kanai is a land where the living reside.
It is also the place where the souls of the dead return to.
Both exist together, yet are completely separated from each other.
What do you mean?
They exist in different dimensions.
The worlds of the living and the dead mutually exist alongside one another.
However, there are no interactions between the two.
That is the way it has always been.
[Scene cuts back to Syaoran and co in the present]
Do you see it?
[Syaoran points to the island. It looks normal.]
All I see is a tiny, beautiful island.
It’s as the Goddess said. Syaoran-kun is the only one who can see the abnormalities.
(SFX: Evil grin)
Let’s look at it as killing time.
Who knows what kinds of good sake or the kinds of strong people there are on the other side.
[Fai raises hand enthusiastically.]
I will go too!
To stop Kuro-rin from causing trouble on the other side.
The one causing trouble to everyone is you.
Those people simply don’t know me very well.
[Kurogane aggressively pats Fai’s head.]
Hurts! It hurts! It. Really. Hurts!
Mokona will come along too!
Everyone won’t be able to understand each other if Mokona isn’t there!
Mokona will watch out for everyone for Sakura,
To make sure nobody forces themselves too hard.
To the other Nirai Kanai.
[Scene changes to palace in the present.]
Is it okay to leave everything to those travellers?
It’s the best we can do.
Syaoran and his companions are strong. They will definitely return from the other world.
I’m not worried about them returning.
I’m worried whether they will be able to solve the abnormalities happening in Nirai Kanai…
You’re worried whether or not they will get hurt from solving the abnormalities happening here in Nirai Kanai.
I’ve already said,
It’s not like that.
Nothing escapes the eyes of the Goddess.
Together with Sakura
Let’s believe in them and wait for their return.
At the same time,
Let us do the things we can do.
[Scene changes back to Syaoran and co. They’re still flying on the spirits. The winds are stronger as they approach the island.]
[Syaoran points to a large, black hole in the middle of the island.]
Is that a cave?
The feeling is strongest over there.
What is it?
… The best way to describe it
Is that it’s a “Being without Life”.
Does that mean it’s already dead…?
We’ll know it when we see it.
… You’re right.
[Syaoran and co enters the hole. The spirits disappear.]
[Syaoran falls and drops into the water. He sinks.]
[Syaoran swims and breaks to the surface.]
[Fai breaks to the surface and sneezes. Kurogane resurfaces shortly. Mokona is still clung to Kurogane’s shoulder.]
Is everyone alright?
[They face a pitch black world.]
How has it become night time?!
[Kurogane sinks down to the water suddenly and violently, followed by Fai and Syaoran. They are dragged underwater by tentacles.]
[A large monster sits at the bottom of the ocean.]
What is this?!
[Fai holds onto Mokona and defends them from the tentacles. Syaoran is dragged from the feet and is slammed onto his back. They struggle as the monster drags them in the water.]
[Kurogane draws his sword Ginryuu with magic (similar as to back in Celes?).]
(Underwater sounds as he speaks, presumably Hama Ryuu-oujin)
[Kurogane strikes the monster.]
[Text: Kurogane’s heart resonates in that one strike! What is the monster that lives at the bottom of the sea?! Until the next issue!]