(Announcer) Competitor Nagi is challenging the legendary hero to close-quarters combat – !
(Negi) Emittam et stagnet, [jp: Release and fixate,]!!!
(Negi) 「Khilipl Astrape」 [jp: Thousand Thunderbolts]!!!
(Negi) Guuuooooohh –
(Negi) Complexio [jp: Seize]!!!
(Rakan) …Ho ho, this is…
(Negi) Pro armatione, [jp: Technique armament,]
(Negi) 「He Astrape Huper Ouranou Mega Dunamene」 [jp: Great Vigour of the Thunderous Sky]!!!
(Title) Period 242 – Lightning God Negi!
(Announcer) Competitor Nagi has once again used his mysterious transforming technique!
(Announcer) Even among our specialists, the details of the technique are unknown…
(Announcer) Competitor Nagi is from the human race, so it’s unmistakably some sort of technique, but…
(Announcer) On the other side, competitors Kojirou and Kagetarou are engaged in a pitched battle.
(Announcer) And on this side, both are keeping their distance and waiting for the other. It’s a stifling staring contest…
(Rakan) The hell was that speed just now?
(Rakan) Not bad.
(Rakan) He’s gotten even faster…!
(Rakan) Ngah – !
(Rakan) Gah… ha…
(Rakan) Are you serious…
(Rakan) A speed that even I can’t perceive?
(Rakan) We ain’t talking about just a Shundou here.
(Rakan) Ow –
(Rakan) Guh –
(Rakan) Peh –
(Announcer) Ah… Ah,
(Announcer) Aaaahhh – ?!
(Announcer) What is going on?!
(Announcer) Is this a dream or some kind of illusion? Are we seeing the two great friends from 20 years ago again?!
(Announcer) He is getting pounded!! Into the ground!!!
(Announcer) The legendary mercenary swordsman is taking a beating in the centre of the arena!!
(Announcer) We don’t know what’s going on exactly, but it’s fast! And it’s bright!
(Announcer) Rakan is just standing there drowning in a torrent of light – !
(Makie) Do it, Negi-kuuun!
(Commentator) Let’s ask for the opinion of Zaitsev-san, last year’s runner-up.
(Zaitsev) I’ve been around for some time, but I’ve never seen a technique like this before. Not to mention that extraordinary speed.
(Zaitsev) But I get the feeling I’ve seen it a while ago…
(Rakan) Ugh… I get it.
(Rakan) Lightning Form, huh… you sure threw me for a loop there.
(Rakan) So this is the Thousand Thunderbolts’…
(Negi) It’s the added ability from the High Ancient 「Raiten Taisou」 [the Japanese name for Mega Dunamene].
(Chisame) The caster himself becomes lightning? Is that even possible?
(Chamo) …It’s only for an instant, so it’s not perfect. It’s a new technique that Aniki developed – he put everything he’s got into it so he can take Rakan down.
(Chamo) Well, I don’t know too much about spell development, but apparently, he wouldn’t be like that if all he did was take in the Thousand Thunderbolts.
(Chamo) Besides, not only has no one ever used Dark Magic except Eva and Aniki, only Aniki has tried it with the Thousand Thunderbolts.
(Chamo) Lightning Form sounds simple, but the speed is astronomical.
(Text) 150 times, incredible!!!
(Chamo) After all, the initial velocity of a handgun bullet is around 400m/s. Even a sniper rifle only has around 1000m/s. Against that, 「lightning」 is 150km/s. It’s literally on a different scale!
(Chamo) It’s a super-high speed tat even that ‘invincible’ old man probably wouldn’t be able to cope with.
(Chamo) Call it…
(Negi) Raisoku Shundou [jp: Lightning Instant Movement]!!!
(Negi) Trump Card no.2!!
(Rakan) Damn, you’re fast…
(Negi) Hng – ! [jp: ガシ gashi, lit. the sound of firm, tightened muscles]
(Rakan) Oh boy –
(Rakan) Ngwuh –
(Announcer) Oooh! An incredible mid-air takedown!
(Announcer) Has it been decided?
(Negi) No, not yet.
(Negi) I’ve hit him so many times, but it’s like he didn’t feel a thing.
(Negi) It’s like I’m knocking on steel.
(Eva) Do it with the intent to kill, and you might actually be a match for him.
(Eva) No mercy.
(Negi) Perfectus plasmationis [jp: Technique release],
(Negi) Per emissionem [jp: Perfect Lightning Form]!!!
(Negi) Here I come –
(Negi) For the kill!!!
(Rakan) Crap –
(Rakan) Ki’ai Bougyo [jp: Fighting Spirit Defense]]!!
(Negi) 「Chihayaburu Ikadzuchi」 [jp: Thousand Rock Breaking Lightning]!!!
(Announcer) Aaahh – !
(Kagetarou) What… it can’t be?! Rakan-dono?!
(Kotarou) Hey now, Kage-chan.
(Kotarou) Not a good idea, looking the other way like that.
(Kotarou) Kuzoku Juuka [jp: Dog Race Beast Form]!!
(Rakan) Guh… mm… I felt that.
(Rakan) If I was just a normal high-level mage, you would’ve blown me apart. You’re merciless, kid.
(Negi) No, I’m not done yet.
(Negi) Emittam [jp: Release]!!
(Rakan) You kidding me?!
(Rakan) Point-blank 「Jovis Tempestas Fulguriens」 [jp: Windstorm of Lightning]!!!
(Crowd) Wha –
(Crowd) Whoa –
(Crowd) Again? There’s that big explosion from before, too. What’s up with the tournament this year?
(Crowd) I’m not really a fan of prizefighting, but you guys wanna go take a look?
(Announcer) D-Dow… Down! He, is, down!!!
(Announcer) Rakan & Kagetarou are down at the same time! I…
(Announcer) I doubt anyone predicted a development like this!
(Announcer) Has someone other than the Thousand Master actually managed to put down the Thousand Blades?! Is competitor Nagi truly his reincarnation?
(Announcer) He’s not moving an inch! I… I’ll start the count!
(Announcer) As…As you all know, this tournament follows the traditional etiquette passed down from the age of the ancient prizefighters.
(Announcer) Victory is granted if the opposing team is killed, rendered incapable of combat, or gives up.
(Announcer) Unconscious or downed competitors are given a 20-second count, after which they are considered incapable of combat.
(Announcer) N-Now then…
(Konoka) …No way.
(Asuna) They won?
(Ricard) Hell yeah! The brats got him!!
(Ricard) That bastard let his guard down!
(Theo) T-That brute of a man… downed, this easily…?
(Ricard) Yeah, he probably thought he should act like a master and let the first 2 or 3 hits connect.
(Ricard) But, he didn’t expect it to be so fast and merciless, with no openings – and he got his ass kicked, eh?!
(Ricard-aside) I mean, that technique’s amazing! That was incredible! It’s mind-blowing. Just, wow, damn.
(Theo) Well, that does sound like something Jack would do.
(Yuuna) He won – ?!
(Makie) He really won?! Really?!
(Konoka) Negi-kuun! He won – !
(Asuna) Huh – looks like the old man’s not that tough. (offset) Just all talk.
(Natsumi) Kotarou-kun is all hairy…
(Akira) Did he… win?
(Ako) Nagi-… no…
(Text) – Two Days Ago
(Announcer) Nagi & Kojirou win!!
(Ako) Oh, no! That’s a very bad wound!!
(Negi) They were pretty tough enemies.
(Mama) You’re right on time. Can you go get a dressing on that, Ako?
(Ako) Wha – me?
(Mama) Just do it! (offset) He’s our breadwinner!
(Ako) Oh, are you all right, Nagi-san?
(Negi) Something like this is fine.
(Negi) What about you, Ako-san? I thought you weren’t good with blood?
(Ako) N-No, I’m fine – !!
(Ako-aside) I’m okay –
(Negi) Right –
(Ako-back) Negi-kun… I…
(Ako-back) I’m in love… with Nagi-san.
(Chisame-back) Ah, I see. You heard about how Ako feels.
(Chisame-back) Not as 「Nagi」, but as 「Negi」.
(Ako) Oooh… (offset) Blood…
(Ako) Ah, wha, I-I’m sorry – !
(Negi) N-Not at all, are you all right, Ako-san?