Naruto Hiden / Naruto Hiden Vol 1 Chapter 6
Chapter 6:「必殺! 船酔い拳」 Deadly Blow! Seasickness Fist
Guy yells an expletive at Rahyo, who squints his eyes back at him. Guy says he’s upset, and begins to address the passengers and Rahyo:
“As for the feelings of you ******’s, -this- Might Guy understands them well. No matter how much effort (that you put forth), someone else from the side will suddenly snatch that delicious situation. And yet, guys like that are called geniuses and such.” With a hidden meaning in his eyes, he glanced at Kakashi, again emphasizing his words.
“However, watch me! As for now, only one leg isn’t functional, but it won’t corrode to such an extent! Gradually, if I continue to accumulate with perseverance (/patiently repeat) that I can do something, just like being myself again, I can even stand with my own leg. And then eventually, those intolerable geniuses will reach the point of seeking assistance from me. Now as for this fellow, (this is) certainly a good example! ”
As he said so, he pointed a finger at Kakashi with a snap.
Kakashi wonders what Guy is up to at a time like this. Guy declares that he will stop Rahyo-kun ([T/N] I don’t know why Guy bothered to give him an honorific lol~), and won’t allow for further crimes. He tells the passengers not to hold a grudge against the world, nor should they resent it. Kakashi notes that Guy usually gets drunk on his own words, but this time Guy is overcome with emotions, and endlessly streaming hot tears. Guy is encouraging them to speak candidly about their troubles. Guy will take care of them with his Full Power of Youth! However, the passengers have already taken refuge in the corner of the room. And then Rahyo drops at the waist, and tells Guy to take his attacks instead, as he forms seals.
「氷遁・ 砕氷槌！」 * “Hyouton: Saihyoudzuchi! (Ice Release: Ice-Breaking Sledgehammer!)”
Kakashi shouts at Guy that this is no time to be intoxicated on his own words. Rahyo instantly takes the open opportunity, and catches Guy off-guard. His fist goes through Guy’s abdomen. Guy’s eyes widen. However, at the next instant, the spot where the enemy’s fist should have penetrated Guy’s body ..is actually empty! Guy’s body has vanished like a flickering mirage. Guy’s real body has already gone behind the enemy, and rotated to unleash a kick.
「木ノ葉旋風!」 * “Konoha Senpuu! (Konoha Whirlwind)”
Rahyo immediately draws back, and leashes the next punch.
「砕氷拳！」 * “Saihyouken! (Ice-Breaking Fist)”
Guy’s kick and Rahyo’s strong fist violently clash.
Boom! A flash of light glints upon impact. The walls of the cabin rattle and tremble. The pair of them simultaneously leap backwards. Kakashi, who is intently watching over the battle, swallows his katazu (固唾= saliva that you hold in your mouth when times are tense. There’s not really an English word for it. Gulps hard?) Guy begins to yell in pain because of his leg that’s in the gypsum (plaster) cast, as he skips and hobbles about. He then says that nothing is impossible with the Power of Youth! Rahyo notes that this situation seems befitting for him with that leg. Guy responds:
“Even if the leg is broken, the heart isn’t broken.”
“If that’s the case, it seems that I’ll also break that heart”
“One way or another, even a single word from my mouth seems useless, right?” With the pain in his foot, (Guy) slowly breaks into a cold-sweat. Nevertheless, he braces himself. “Alright, come!”
[T/N] 心 is ambiguous kanji for either “heart” or “mind”
Rahyo yells back that their interference is futile, as he’ll kill them. Both of Rahyo’s arms change into a lead colour. They transform into steel. From where Kakashi is, even he can feel the tremendous amount of chakra that was gathered. His Saihyoudzuchi (Ice-Breaking Sledgehammer) certainly could crush a block of ice. If Guy is struck with it, even he will be helpless.
Suddenly, Guy waves his arms, and as if completely by magic, he takes out his Soushuuga (==双襲牙// “Twin Attacking Fangs”), which are his nunchaku. Guy says there isn’t anyone who has attacked him successfully while he’s wielding these Soushuuga. He starts to show off his skills a bit by swinging them around. Two sets of them fly by, cutting the wind, and coil around Guy’s body. The weapon seems like it’s an animal, as if it’s an extension of Guy’s own body. They tear through the air, scissoring his sides, and are entwining around his head and torso. Guy is freely and easily manipulating the Soushuuga. As expected, Rahyo is gazing at Guy in amazement.
Kakashi is thinking, “ Alright! Let’s go!”. With the speed of the Soushuuga with Guy’s skillful manipulation, Rahyo is hesitant to attack Guy. Kakashi notes in his head:
However, no matter how harmonious that it seemed, it was Guy being Guy, as expected. Abruptly, the movements suddenly stopped. Immediately after, this time (Guy) had become petrified.
Rahyo furrowed his brows. Kakashi did the same.
The lounge fell silent. Because at the next instant, vomit began to endlessly overflow from Guy’s mouth.
Guy starts moaning, turns to stare at Kakashi, and then Guy’s eyes begin to tear up in anguish. He tells him that he feels sick, and that his foot is in pain. Kakashi is horrified that Guy is withstanding these two pains. Since as Guy was watching himself swinging his own Shoushuuga around, his seasickness probably became even more severe! On Rahyo’s brow, a vein emerges. He firmly steps towards Guy, and unleashes a kick into Guy’s poor leg. Guy grimaces. Rahyo aims a Saihyouken (Ice-Breaking Fist) at Guy’s head, shouting at him to die!
However, luck is again on Guy’s side!
Because of his seasickness, his legs were having complications. By chance, they were bent behind his body. His right leg had accidentally sprung up in time. Somehow it struck Rahyo’s jaw. On his right leg, there is a large and heavy plaster cast. Receiving that firm kick, Rahyo is blow away. He couldn’t understand what has just happened. His eyes could only blink in surprise.
However, the person who seems to be the most surprised is Guy himself.
“You…You saw it, right?…It…it’s called…” While hopping on one leg, (Guy) was thinking.
“Err…it’s called…Fu..Fu…Funeyoi Kobushi! (/Seasickness Fist!)”
Kakashi couldn’t help but consider this odd turn of events, and thinks to himself that Guy should just do as he likes. Rahyo tells Guy that he shouldn’t mess around, grinding his teeth. He unleashes an attack with a temper like a raging fire. Since Guy has just thought up a new technique, as expected, he actually was too preoccupied to even think about fighting. As one leg was not functional, and because of his severe seasickness, it seemed like the world around him was distorted. He was unable to stand at times.
Sometimes, he crouched down to gag and vomit. Guy was able to dodge the next attack that was on the verge of hitting him in the face. Kakashi thinks that this is completely by chance.
However, Guy then parries a second attack. And then a third.
Contrary to Kakashi’s expectations, Guy continues to dodge even the fourth and fifth assault. On unsteady feet, Guy occasionally squats down to vomit. He’s staggering, and his eyes are wide opened and peeled back to where the whites as visible. His body is swaying back and forth and twisting. Rahyo is unable to even land a hit on him.
From Kakashi’s perspective, this is the second time he’s been astonished at the situation. He’s thinking to himself: Did Guy just master Seasickness Fist!? Rahyo has a heart seething with anger. Gradually, his attacks are getting sloppier. One out of three of his Saihyouken almost graze Guy. Rahyo smashes through a shelf of alcohol. The bottles fall on the floor and are broken.
Suddenly in a low voice, Kakashi hears a calling. Before he knew it, Pakkun was by his side. Pakkun announces that all the exploding tags have been collected. Now, he’ll chew through the rope that’s binding Kakashi. While Pakkun grapples with the rope, Rahyo and Guy continue to battle. Guy slips on the spilled sake, and dramatically falls down. Rahyo takes this opportunity to mercilessly unleash another Saihyouken. Guy falls and tumbles, and then Rahyo misses his mark and leaves a hole in the floor.
Guy springs back up and unleashes a counterattack, but over-swings his fist. Not only was it entirely dodged, but it left him with a vulnerable opening that Rahyo then leapt towards. Rahyo yells that this battle will be decided with his next move. His eyes glimmer as he sinks his Saihyouken into Guy’s abdomen. A dull sound resounds. Guy’s body is suspended in the air. His eyeballs are protruding, and air is escaping from his lungs. Rahyo believes that he’s victorious, and broadly grins and laughs.
However, it wasn’t just air that had rushed out of Guy’s body.
When (Rahyo) noticed, something had vigorously gushed forth with a ‘Pushaa’ sound from Guy’s mouth. It was a directly hitting Rahyo in the face.
“Ahh…sorry… sorry” Guy timidly said.
[T/N] Guy says 悪い twice. You can use it as an informal apology like “My bad, whoops!” instead of it literally, like “It’s difficult/poor/bad”.
“I…I’ll kill (you)…” Rahyo barked while something sour was dripping and trickling from his face.
Rahyo yells, and proceeds to unleash a tempest of barrages, and attacks Guy.
Kick. Thrust. From the bottom of his palm. Elbow. Knee. Fist…(//It’s just listed in the light novel as 蹴り、突き、掌底、肘、膝、 拳。。。) Rahyo is mercilessly and endlessly hitting Guy.
Kakashi calls out to Guy. By now, Pakkun has gnawed through almost all of the rope, so Kakashi breaks free. Pakkun asks if their task is completed already. Kakashi thanks Pakkun, and tells him that next time, he will treat all of the Ninken to delicious meat! Pakkun smiles and laughs, and then vanishes in a puff of white smoke. Kakashi kicks the floor and soars upwards. And then:
Chakra streamed into (his hand) at once with a ‘Bachibachibachi’ (/crackling sound) of violet electrical discharge. Intense pain traveled through his broken fingers, but such a thing didn’t matter to him.
Rahyo noticed the disaster, and turned towards (Kakashi) with bloodshot eyes.
“How the heck did you….”
Kakashi suddenly rushed out from the shadow of Guy, who had collapsed.
“Shiden! (/Purple Lightning!”
It was impossible for the enemy to react.
However in the end, he wasn’t able to strike the Shiden with all his might.
As a sound tore through the air, (Kakashi) opened up his body reflexively. I t was a silver sparkling kunai. It roughly cut into Kakashi’s cheek.
As soon as he landed, (Kakashi) escaped with a backflip.
The pursuing kunai pierced the floor with a ‘kakakaa’ (/clicking) sound. At the moment that they stuck (into the floor), they melted and vanished in the blink of an eye.
Chidori from the novelization of The Last sounds like チッ,チッ,チッ,チッ. (Chi Chi Chi Chi//Chirp Chrip Chirp Chirp). But Sasuke’s Chidori in the manga is given the SFX “バチチチチ”(Bachichichichi). Yondaime Raikage’s Raiton Chakra Mode makes the latter sound effect as well, for example.
バチバチバチ (Bachibachibachi) is typically SFX for crackling electricity. I will have to look up old chapters to think about what else might make this noise.
So Shiden doesn’t sound like Chidori (At least, it doesn’t seem to chirp like a thousand birds). It sounds like… sparks?
However, they weren’t kunai. While keeping his posture low, Kakashi glared at the new enemy. The ice assailed him from within the ventilation duct. It was the same as the fangs that had attacked both him and Guy earlier!
Rahyo shouts at his comrade: “Kahyo, what are you doing!”. It’s not part of the plan for Kahyo to show up. Kahyo casually responds that if the ice swords (氷剣= Hyouken) weren’t thrown, then older brother (addressing Rahyo with honorific 兄上) would have been killed. Kahyo is wearing white shinobi garments with a mask with a hook pattern on it. Kahyo turns to face Kakashi, declaring intent to fight him.
//End Chapter 6