Monday, November 3, 2014

DYN Memo

Some brainless fuck named Revenger on Spacebattles is linking to this post and yet somehow managing to get every single fucking thing wrong oh wow.

Here's the Demonbane timeline for those retards who say DYN Freaks and Blasterz aren't canon or are prequels or whatever the fuck the shit they have in place of brains can come up with:
http://imgur.com/a/hxU9d

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Nothing to do with bad translations this time. Just translating stuff.

DYN Memo
Setting stuff (keywords and explanations) for the manga DYN Freaks by Haganeya Jin and Soratokumo, from Haganeya Jin's twitter.

http://twilog.org/J_hagane/search?word=DYN_memo
http://togetter.com/li/542186


Mashinkishi Knight Chaos『魔神騎士ナイトカオス』
Heisei remake of the Showa tokusatsu show Chaos Kamen. The protagonist obtains the Mask of Chaos and transforms into Knight Chaos, and fights monsters who possess other masks. In the movie Konton Taisen The Movie, the heroes of past series were redefined as people who had obtained other masks.

Himegami-ryuu 『秘神流』
A ryuuha from Nokigami domain (present day Chiba). Due to unnatural contortions and religious ritual-esque factors, it is not considered to be a competitive ryuuha. However there are records of a Japanese yojimbo who worked for the gangs in the US during the prohibition era who used this ryuuha.

Mugenshoujo Y series 『無限少女Y』シリーズ
Mystery novel series starring Yoguruma Mugen as a detective. The endings in which she manipulates causality to make the case fit her deductions were heavily criticised. Books released so far are: Thus All Is Equal to Y, The Void of the Nine-Headed Dragon, and When The Nighthawk Cries. A single live action movie was made but it was terrible.

Himegami-ryuu Ouga『秘神流 桜我』
A Himegami-ryuu technique that uses two swords. The first strike is a feint, and when the opponent dodges it he is attacked with the wakizashi. Urban legends say that a Japanese man wielding four swords known as "Bushido" was known to the underground in the US during the prohibition era.

Himegami-ryuu Benizakura『秘神流 紅桜』
The lost ougi of the Himegami-ryuu. The technique is said to have consisted of multiple slashes in a single movement.

Hunting Horror 『ハンティング・ホラー』
A motorcycle made for Knight Chaos by Asylum, created from magic theory. The basic theories are said to have existed since the pre-war period, but actual execution was not possible until now.

Asylum 『アサイラム』
The Asylum base (hospital) exists in a miniature universe the size of a single building made by the Clock's power. Because this is an artificial parallel world, it can (to some extent) stay free from the influence of Mugen's causality control.

Dra+Koi: The Leviathan at the End of the World 『竜†恋[Dra+KoI] このよのおわりのリヴァイアサン』
A world that had lost all of its romanticism had no way of defeating the dragon. All of mankind was devoured by the beast- Except for Him. This is not a tale of love. It is a tale of regret. "Your love will never come to anything." (Taken from the synopsis on the back of the game case)

Dragon 『ドラゴン』

The dragon's reverse scale on its neck (i.e. its weak spot) is also its G-spot, and it orgasms when killed.

Survival Z 『サバイバルZ』
A late 80's zombie movie. The protagonist, madman, kills a human and has to bear the guilt from his sin. The themes made it a cult favourite, but the sequels were simple horror action movies. The third film, made by a different director, was nominated for the Golden Raspberry worst film award.

Survival Z: Necrophile 『サバイバルZ:ネクロファイル』
Survival Z's popularity soared in the 00s after its remake. Necrophile is a serial drama that follows a serial killer known only as "he" or Necro. Some think that the woman in bandages is Necro, but this contradicts the clues currently available. Her chainsaw, the Banshee, was originally used by the protagonist of Survival Z.

Karasu 『鴉』
A supervillain from the United States. Further details unavailable.

Giant Mechanical Right Arm 『巨大な機械の右腕』
Further details unavailable.

Yoguruma 寄車
The origins of this word can be traced to the kurumamochibe bemin of the Yamato dynasty, the people in charge of the emperor's sedan chair. Reverse the word and you get 車寄/kurumayose which means entrance, door, or gate. In Showa 50 (1975),     an entity called Yogu-sama, Yoghurt-sama, or Yougusoutohoutofu became a subject of urban legends in City Y (he was said to fix broken toys). This is probably unrelated.

Zanmataisen Demonbane 『斬魔大戰デモンベイン』
(Note: This is taiSEN = great war, not the original game's taisei = great saint)
A world invaded by dark gods. A single magus, Crow, would not accept that mankind had lost. Fighting on with only his hatred, he transformed the robot he used into something fearsome. World War D- The tale of how the sword that smited evil turned into a destroyer far more terrifying than the dark gods it fought.

Daijuuji 大十字
(Note: Literally "big cross")
A Japanese surname seemingly sharing the same origins as "Tsuji" (辻). A large crossroad. The center of something. Crosses (juuji) are said to ward off evil in both western and eastern cultures. There is an interesting story about a Daijuuji in the late Edo period: A wandering swordsman named Daijuuji Hankurou met a mysterious child who called himself Genkurou-hougan-Yoshitsune, who left Hankurou a wounded fox and disappeared. After a day and night, the fox appeared to Hankurou in a dream in the guise of a beautiful woman, who promised him that as long as he lived a noble life, the Vairocana Buddha would protect him. When he awoke the fox was nowhere to be seen, and from then on Hankurou's house prospered, and he lived a long life free of illness.

Narukami 鳴神
A surname with its origins in Nagusa-gun of Kii-no-kuni (present-day Wakayama). The name can be seen among the hirake that participated in the battle of Dan-no-ura (Narukami Fujisuke). In the Nokigami* domain of the Edo period the Narukami clan taught the Hishin-ryuu kenjutsu over many generations. The branch clan was charged with the duty of kannushi of Hime Shrine in City Y, and the Daikokuten of the shrine was worshipped locally as "Narukami-sama", or "Nyarukami-sama" in dialect.
(*Nokigami seems to be a fictional domain/han from Japanese Cthulhu-related fiction)

Azana 阿坐名
Details unknown. Multiple theories on origins of the name. One says that it shares its origins with Asana (浅名). Another says that it shares origins with Azamino (莇野/阿座見野) which is derived azami (thistles). Another theory is that it's related to Asagami (阿座上). The "A" (阿) is the same as the one from A-un (阿吽), which means "beginning", while za (坐) comes from ima(su) (坐す) which means to be. Combined with na(名)=name, this creates "the name of that which was in the beginning", indicating god, according to researchers. [Who?][Citation needed]

The King of Ilek-Vad イレク=ヴァド王
A thin gentleman with silver hair and eyes filled with deep knowledge. Though he sits upon the Opal Throne of Ilek-Vad of the Dreamlands, he is from Earth. He is also the greatest hunter of the dark gods, the commander of a great fleet of starships that fights their minions.

Old Theb-Ald ティブ=アルド老
Details unknown. Possibly a man from Earth named Theobald.

Shinshoku rate 神蝕値
(*侵食/shinshoku usually means eaten away/corroded/corrupted, but the kanji which is usually violate+eat 侵食 is replace with 神蝕 god+infected/eroded).
A variable to indicate the level of corruption of a Majin's body and spirit by the Colour. When it reaches over 100% and does not return to below it in a certain amount of time, the Majin is seen to have turned into a Dark God and becomes a target for extermination by the Asylum.

About Anti Dark God Organisations 『対邪神組織について』
Many organisations fighting against the dark gods exist/existed around the world. The biggest anti-DG organisation, W Foundation. Emerald Echo, which is based on a special ops branch of the US marine corps. Arkham's White Lodge which was destroyed in Providence Lost. The Shining Society, which lost to the Demon Doctor at Marseille. Yatoura* Chinjufu, which defeated an invasion of CCD from R'lyeh. However, the Asylum of City Y is cloaked in mystery. Though the police and defence force are investigating it, they have yet to turn up with any results.
(*Yatoura seems to be a fictional city from a Japan-exclusive Cthulhu TRPG expansion)

Kurumi 『来海』
A surname with its origins in Ou-gun of Izumo-no-Kuni. Most names from the region come from the mythology of Izumo-no-Kuni-Fudoki. Kurumi comes from Yatsukamizuomitsunonomikoto, the god of water.

Hadou 『覇道』
A "yuureimyouji", a surname that does not exist in real life.

Bronze Majin/Tick-tock Man 『青銅魔人(チクタクマン)』
A doomsday clock created by the Clock that controls the Asylum. Details are in the comic. In other words, the Asylum contains energy equal to one of the forms of Nyarlathotep.

Abdul Al-Hazred 『アブドゥル・アルハザード』
The Arabian mad poet who wrote the Necronomicon (Al-Azif). Said to have been killed by invisible demons in broad daylight. The King of Ilek-Vad, Old Theb-Ald, and Abdul Al-Hazred. The relationship between these three men and why they are used in the incantations for the three vessels is unknown. It may be that they share the same soul.

The Hounds of Tindalos 『ティンダロスの猟犬』
Monsters originating from the unclean, that take on form through angles. Though extremely dangerous, there do exist methods to control them. For example, the international terrorist organisation based in the Himalayas known as Aku Shin Kage are said to be able to create from a special type of lotus, a mystic potion called the Liao-Tang* which allows a person to become one with a Hound.
(*I'm probably spelling this wrong)

Hell Hazards (Dark God Disasters) 『主な邪神災害』
Level 7: Lost Providence- The greatest hell hazard in history, which destroyed Rhode Island and Massachusetts. The loss of Arkham, which till that point was one of the biggest cities in the world, had a great effect on the USA which lasts even now.
Level 4: Roppongi Christmas Incident- A bio-terror incident on Christmas Eve in Roppongi, Tokyo. The details are still unknown.
Level 5: The Massacre of Marseille- A hell hazard in which the involvement of Aku Shin Kage is suspected. The lives of the famous detective Dupin and the gentleman thief Z were lost here.

Shahryār of the Unending Night (『明けない夜のシャフリヤール』
The "Mad Smile" was defeated. But the hunter fell, and became a new Mad Smile. Ten years have passed since then. He has destroyed countless kingdoms, yet even now he continues to wander the unending night.
Player 3 handout: You are a picture book author from the land of writers. You cannot leave a sad story such as his as it is. You decided to seek the Mad Smile.
Player 2 handout: You are a noble from the land of writers. You do not know him. But as a tailor, you must destroy one who brings disaster such as the Mad Smile. You are not a princess, but a weaver who fights that which is not right with this world.
Player 1 handout: You know not your mother's face. Your mother died giving birth to you. Even so, you believe that she loved you, and that is why you stand here, inheriting her will. You are the saviour of the holy church, born ten years ago.

Mashinkishi Knight Chaos 魔神騎士ナイトカオス
-His mask is the power of a god-
(c) 2000 Iwamori Pro / TV Asagiri / AOK / Kyoei
Mashinkishi Knight Chaos was later brought over to the US under the title "Chaos Knight". However the story was completely changed aside from the tokusatsu scenes. The protagonist who transforms into Knight Chaos is not Narukami Chikage, but a white man named Douglas Wayne.

Chaos Knight
Douglas Wayne, after losing his family, pledges vengeance and uses the mask of chaos, which possesses the power of a demon, to transform into Chaos Knight. He is at first overwhelmed by the demon and starts being possessed by the dark energy, but under guidance from his mentor, Master Thunderheart, he gains the power of good, Satori Awakening, and grows as a hero.

The Colours 『〝色〟まとめ』
Faceless Black / Type: Nyarlathotep / Artifact: Mask
Infinite Colour / Type: Yog-Sothoth / Artifact: Eye
Unclean Green / Type: Cthulhu / Artifact: Coral
Knowledgeable Beige / Type: Grimoire / Artifact: Necronomicon Ex Mortis
Fallen White / Type: Dragon / Artifact: Reverse scale
Ferocious Blue / Type: Tindalos / Artifact: Lotus
Unnameable Yellow / Type: Hastur / Artifact: Record
Solemn Black / Type: Nyarlathotep / Artifact: Mask
Twilight Gold / Type: ? / Artifact: ?

Zanmataisen Demonbane 『斬魔大戰デモンベイン』
The sword that smites evil- Broke.

Zanmataisen Tenohira-hen (Chapter: Hand)
The ruins of Arkham City.
A broken radio.
A song, mixed with noise.
"Somewhere, over the rainbow, way up high. There's a land I heard of, once in a lullaby."
The pollution here is so bad that not even the Deep Ones dare approach.
In other words I get to travel all on my own.
"I request a correction. You are not on your own. Partner." -The junk is saying something but I just ignore it.
I have to reached that tower at the end of this coloured sky- The Miskatonic clock tower.
Why? Well, didn't love mankind as much as he did... but I'm not as disappointed in the world as he is either.
...the junk's still mumbling on. I give up and reply to her.
"Shut up already, junk. We're moving on,"
"I am not junk. I am Little Aida. Partner."
"I'm not your partner."
"Somewhere over the rainbow, bluebirds fly. And the dreams that you dare to, oh why, oh why can't I?"
I can still hear the song from the broken radio. The song's right. You can't tell who'll win till the ninth inning. Right, Kurou?
-Edgar, several years after Providence Lost.
(*Edgar was Al Azif's master in the Demonbane prequel novel Gunshinkyoushuu. His involvement with Al was erased from history by Nyarlathotep. Little Aida, from the same novel, is the avatar of the computer punchcard copy of the Necronomicon, used by Hadou Kouzou/future Kurou in the past)

Unrelated 『余談』
First the hero and heroine meet, then the Yog-Sothoth majin dicks around, then they gather Necronomicon shards, then a giant robot fights a dragon, then two enemies invade the base and dig me no grave.

Sphinx 『スフィンクス』
The mastermind in Mashinkishi Knight Chaos. His goal is to gather the shards of the mask scattered over the world and fuse them to create the ultimate god. Fights Knight Chaos with many forms. Though he's strong in-universe, he appears only near the end of the show, seemingly only to wrap up the plot, and so is a mostly forgettable character.

Destroyer of the Cartesian Vortex 『渦動破壊神』
■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■ (Censored)
The Betelgeuse fleet has been destroyed. While flagship Nuadha has been sunk, though, operation Airget-lamh is a success. We leave the rest to you. May there be pure ether where you go.

Ultharathotep 『ウルターラトホテップ』
An elder god recorded in the Sussex Manuscript. Appears as one of Nyarlathotep's forms, but is also known as The One Favoured by Sothos, one of Yog-Sothoth's names.

Hishin-ryuu: A conversation between a master and pupil 『秘神流 とある師弟の会話』
"What are you reading, master?"
"This? It's a heathen scripture, the 'Cultes des Goules'."
"Again with the weird stuff?"
"It's unexpectedly boring. What joy is there to be had in turning into a majin? When I was younger I did think it would interesting if I had four arms, but that was just the foolishness of youth."
"You're already a monster as you are."
"Not at all. I may be 150 years old but I'm still in training."
"Again with the jokes."
"You should keep training too. At your current level of skill you might be able to defeat a dark god's servant, but this level wouldn't have been enough to keep you alive in Kyoto during the bakumatsu."
"What about the bakumatsu?"
"Nara's Yoshino-onryuu, Mutsu's Kuruu-kuryuu... We were all monsters back then. I would very much like to have a match against one of them again. ...Anyway, to become a majin is to become a god. And to become a god is to lose your face, and thus your self."
"What is it, all of a sudden?"
"...It is then that you should seek the path. When faceless you must grasp the formless and become invincible. There is light that can only be found in the dark, like the moonlight which illuminates the roads at night."
"..."
"I pray that pure ether will fill your path."

Destroyer of the Cartesian Vortex 『渦動破壊神』
A one-armed god that destroyed (∞-1) universes.

『(∞-2)』
In order to save mankind, the Clock infected all humans with the Colour.
In order to escape "D", the Clock created a new world, the Dungeon.
In order to protect the world, the Clock imprisoned "me".
The Clock is off.
"I" was blessed and born.
In the midst of the blessings, "I"-
-Had "my" eyes burnt out, "my" limbs cut off, and was imprisoned in the depths of the dungeon.
Unable to think.
Unable to see.
All "I" can see is my dreams.
A blind idiot. That's "me".
But wait.
Who am I, the one who can look at "me" objectively?
"Kishishi"
Someone laughs at the me who is not "me".
She calls herself "Six Strings".
Six Strings continues.
The Clock can't save the world.
Thus I'll destroy it.
Let's rock and roll!
"Kihihihihihihi!"
Laughter roars throughout the sanctuary of the dungeon.
"Applaud! Applaud! Foxtrot, jidanda, step! Oh yeah! How wonderful! The blind sacrifice did not die, and now yet sits on the throne! Record this moment in time (save here), Clockwork Phantom! At the ends of the holy lands of N'gha-Kthun! My love! My madness! Is given form! Now, la bête de Averoigne! Your enemy is this brave new world! Violate it!"
Cracks appeared in the depths of the Dungeon, and light shone upon the lightless throne.

『101』
A roguelike game. The player controls the heroine and attempts to escape the dungeon. The heroine cannot fight, but can use the servants she is granted from the Laughing Man. The servants hide in the heroine's eyes and limbs, and can be summoned at any time, but can only be summoned a limited number of times. The servants are: Foxbat, Little Prince, Speedster, Thunderbird, Nine Lives, and Armchair Detective Detective.

Dungeon『ダンジョン』
Underground Arkham. A dystopian world controlled by the mother computer Clock. In order to help them to adapt to the cruel environment, the Clock infected all of mankind with the Colour and turned them into majin.

Heroine『ヒロイン』
The last hope of the universe. The blind idiot, twilight gold.
"D" must not be allowed to find her, and thus Clock hid her away.
Has eyes of glass and limbs coated in gold.

Laughing Man 『笑う男』
The leader of Spawn, an organisation that opposes the Clock.
A madman who believes in the fictional god Ultharthotep, and dreams of N'gha-Kthun.

Six Strings 『シックス・ストリング』
A mysterious being who guides the heroine.
Six strings = 六弦 = MUttsu no GEN

Noel 『ノエル』
A weapon merchant who appears in the dungeon. The weapons she sells are strong, but break after one use.

3 comments:

  1. Sweet, English translation of DYN Freaks terms!

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  2. Sorry to say, but it looks like you missed some.
    https://twitter.com/J_hagane/status/421517359363284993
    https://twitter.com/J_hagane/status/421517744199053312
    https://twitter.com/J_hagane/status/421517845688643585
    https://twitter.com/J_hagane/status/421518229446463488

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  3. So do you know where can I find more info on things like Mashinkishi Knight Chaos or Chaos Knight or Survival Z? Google can't help me on these.

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