Usagi had been having a fairly decent day up until now. She had woken up for school on time, successfully snuck off at lunchtime to eat with her boyfriend, and was just getting ready to go home for a nap when a young pink-haired girl with a hair-style similar to her own landed on her head.
This strange, pink-haired girl was none other than Usagi's future daughter, Usagi 'Small Lady' Serenity, known in Tokyo as Chibi-Usa. Climbing down from her mother's head, she whispered "I'll explain later." As she ran 'homeward', she said "See you later, Usa-'neechan!"
Usagi blinked confusedly. "Since when does she call me onee-chan?"
Ikuko was happy to see her younger 'daughter' again. The official story was that she had been in Europe as a foreign exchange student, and had been living with Minako's 'Uncle', Bob Robertson. It wasn't entirely a lie on Chibi-Usa's part, as this was perfectly true from her own time-perspective. That is to say, it would have been true had it been said a thousand years later from Ikuko's perspective.
That evening, Chibi-Usa, Luna and Usagi were talking in their shared bedroom. None of them knew that Shingo had taken up listening at doors.
"I actually came back to talk to Puu." began Chibi-Usa. "Pluto told me that things weren't moving fast enough for her liking. She also said something about the Black Poison Crystal, but I didn't hear her properly because of the door of time."
Luna twitched visibly at the mention of the Black Poison Crystal. "I thought it was destroyed for good when we defeated Wiseman."
Chibi-Usa shook her head. "Yes and no. It was destroyed from our shared time-perspective. The problem was that we destroyed it before it really began existing from this time-perspective." She took a sip of milk. "And it's because of that that we may have a problem. Pluto said that its first target is some place called Youma's Forest or something."
Usagi shuddered and started to whine. "Why is it that even when there's peace, there's trouble?"
Luna and Chibi-Usa sighed, and prepared themselves for the glass-breaking cry that Usagi was famous for. It never came. When they opened their eyes, Usagi had her communicator out and was trying to contact Ami.
"So what kind of game is this, again?"
The Kazetachi people - that is to say, Himeko, Daichi, Poomo, Sei, Robelia, Kamilu, Kanro, Hibino, Mercury, and Tin Nyanko - were all sitting in the park across from the Abandoned House, discussing the 'game' that Kanro was making.
"It's called Th' Elsa Alliance. I'd been workin' on it fer a few-"
BEEP! BEEP! BEEP! Mercury's computer started beeping.
"Hai, hai, Ami here. Usagi!? What's the matter?" All eyes were on Mercury.
"I see. Roger!" She closed the palmtop. "I'm sorry, but I have to sit this one out. It was a pleasure to meet you all, and I'm sorry for attacking you like that, Nonohara-san. Tin Nyanko, go get Pluto, we've got a forest to search for."
The two sailor senshi jumped off into the distance. Everyone was confused greatly.
Kanro coughed and resumed talking. "Like I said, I'd been workin' on it fer a few months now..."
"Your Highness, it is an honor to see you again."
Sailor Pluto bowed deeply towards her former student. Erika had taken Setsuna to the Magic Kingdom palace to meet with the King and Queen of the Magic Kingdom.
"Papa, Sailor Pluto here says that Rhea... excuse me, Tomoe Hotaru, who is Sailor Saturn, is awake and active on the Earth." Erika shuddered as she said this. "However, she says that we have no reason to seal off the Magic Kingdom at present."
The King looked at Pluto intently. "Is this true, Amora? Is Saturn truly being kept on active duty?"
Pluto nodded. The King looked at his wife with a sad look in his face. Pluto sighed, and said "She had been awoken about a year ago by Earth's reckoning in part of an attack from a Tau System. We succeeded in keeping her from annihilating the Earth, and she has been helping us repel invasions for the past year. Please do not be alarmed, I have been keeping a close watch on her. She is quite pleasant to talk to, and has a friend who will not be born if the Earth is destroyed."
The Queen shook her head. "A Time-Traveler?"
Pluto nodded. "Serenity's future daughter."
A moment of awkward silence passed. Suddenly, the King, the Queen, and Pluto all thought of something horrible at the same time. "There's nobody guarding the Door!" they whispered in a horrified unison.
There was a loud Sneeze behind her.
Old Woman Erica pulled herself away from the closet door long enough to see that the house was almost clean, even for having had the Twin Princesses Fine and Rein here to 'help.' She frowned. If the house is genuinely clean, then there's no money in the fortune-tell. She dove back into the closet. "Where's that mirror!?"
Fine and Rein asked together "What mirror?"
"The mirror that Riley gave me so that we could stay in contact! I had put it in this closet before we started cleaning! Without it, there's no connection to the Mahou no Kuni!"
Shade coughed and closed the closet door. Mounted on the outside was a large mirror, embossed with the western letters "H.R."
Pokota climbed onto Sophie's shoulders to get a better look. "That was made in the Magic Kingdom! Erica-obaba, we found it!"
Everyone looked around. "Erica-obaba?"
There was an explosion of noise coming from the closet. "LET ME OUT OF HERE!"
Pluto walked out of the Abandoned House just as Tin Nyanko got there. Before Pluto could object, Tin Nyanko grabbed her and started running towards where Mercury was. "We need to find a place called the Youma's Forest."
Pluto blinked confusedly. "The Youma's Forest? Not the Youmaga's Forest?"
Tin Nyanko shrugged. "Mercury said that Usagi said that Chibi-Usa said-"
Pluto tried to stop, but Tin Nyanko dragged her along without noticing. "Chibi-Usa-chan's HERE?"
"Technically, she's in Tokyo, but yeah, she's here and she said Youma's Forest."
Great, thought Pluto. At least that explains my headache.
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GfW 45 has been just test-encoded, and now it only needs QC and a few finishing touches. After that, we only have 9 episodes to go; translation wise, only about 8.5 to go. We can't make any promise, but I think we can complete this series, possibly within this year, or else in 2014.
Some of the episodes in the 40-54 range may not be very interesting, but I think some of the strongest GfW episodes are also in this range.
Also, it would be great if the original, manga version is someday scanlated (by some scanlators). In the TV series, Chitose's personality is exaggerated - in the original manga, she's more delicate, not so pushy, and there are many n-parters (like a 6-parter), unlike the TV series, where even a 2-parter is rare. As such, a significant part of the original story had never made it into anime (while the TV series has many fun, original stories too, not based on manga).
Hmm… That's true, well this latest download i did. I had to download another program just to watch it. I didnt have a problem with the others. So, i dont know what it is then... Oh well. Im happy and grateful to the ones that uploaded the episode x3
It's very nice of you!
But that was a plan suggested more than 4 years ago, and back then we didn't start multisubbing GfW after all.
Now in 2010 it's getting more and more obvious that we're much slower than we should,
just doing English subs.
For example, we subbed only 3 episodes of GfW in 2009. This is much less than ideal,
and I'd really like to improve the situation of GfW.
Thank you very much anyway. I appreciate the thought.
Just wanted to let people know that I've been posting images elsewhere on a cute image site http://e-shuushuu.net because then I don't have to upload and host them myself! So if you want more FH cuteness head over to shuushuu and search for futagohime ^^
the next episode (gfw15) should be out within a few days.
we are doing our best but everyone has real life too,
unfortunately both of the 2 editors for this series had been busy,
plus this episode has some kind of technical difficulty (lots of 'signs')
and so it took some time…..
if you are good at editing english and have much free time,
maybe you can join us to speed it up!
Well, they aren't really ours. We're just making them more accessible to people outside of Japan. Technically we shouldn't be doing this, but with older shows like Mary Bell they are likely to be long past their normal commercial lifespan, and the rekindled interest in the show could potentially open up new commercial opportunities for the creators (although this is admittedly unlikely).
In the case of Fushigi-Boshi no Futago-Hime, it's fairly new as a 2005 anime, but it hasn't been picked up by commercial distributors, and doesn't appear to have very much recognition in the English speaking world, perhaps in part because no one has subbed it past episode 5 yet. Hopefully by subbing it more people will come to know of its existence, and then maybe the commercial distributors will take look at it (or a second look if they already dismissed it once).
Of course a lot of that is idealism that's hard to prove. One thing we can be sure of though is that it proves there are people in many different countries who enjoy these kinds of show, even if they aren't necessarily proof of the commercial viability of international distribution of the show.
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