Monday, September 5, 2016

Rokujouma no Shinryakusha Volume 10

Shooting Star and Runaway Daughter

A mother's death held unfathomable meaning for a young girl who was just barely six years old.

At this age, children are always with their mother, whether they're playing, eating, or sleeping. Even when they're leaving and coming back from kindergarten, they are always by their mother's side. That is as obvious as the sun rising in the east and setting in the west.

“Dad, you meanie! Can't you just listen a little!?”

Of course, the same was true for this young girl. Just after she had turned six,her mother passed away from a sickness. It was as if the sun had stopped rising all of a sudden. Having become mentally unstable, the girl would fight with her father over even the smallest things.

“I will definitely go watch the Kabutonga movie.”

The reason for this fight was the theatrical version of the currently airing TV-series: The King of Beetles, Kabutonga. The anime that starred heroes with beetles as motifs was incredibly popular with the kids. The same was true in her hometown, and when children spoke, it was mostly about Kabutonga.

This girl was also a big fan of Kabutonga, and she eagerly awaited each week for a new episode.

“I don't care if I can't go to the surface.”

And as the series was about to end, a theatrical version was being made. After several months, it was finally released around the nation. However, the girl's hometown didn't have a movie theater. Wanting to see the movie, the girl begged her father, but in the end he had refused.

For a six year old, the girl was very smart and gentle. Her wanting to go see the Kabutonga movie was a rare display of selfishness. However, based on her situation, this might not even be called that. Having lost her mother, the girl sought for more love from her father, and what she really wanted was not to go see the Kabutonga movie, but to go with her father.

“Kii-chan is leaving and won't come back! I will live on the surface! I hate you, dad!”

The father hadn't completely recovered from the shock of losing his wife either, and as a result he hadn’t realized what his daughter really wanted, even though they both wished for the same thing.

As such the girl, Kii, ran away from home.

Kii ran away from the town she was born in and headed towards Kitsushouharukaze city. Since this was before the city merged with Kitsushou city, it was actually still called Harukaze city. In that city was a movie theater, and Kii was planning on watching Kabutonga there.


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