Translation Notes

Chapter 1

[1]Takemitsu swords: Swords used in theatrical plays. they’re made from wood and covered in metallic foil to make them look real.

[2]Imitation sword: Made from metal, but not sharpened and has no cutting edge.

[3]Uchigatana: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uchigatana

[4]Shirahadori: The act of catching a sword blade between the palms. Extremely dangerous.

[5]Namu Amida Butsu: A Buddhist sutra. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nianfo for more details.

[6]Ohyou: Halibut. Diana is confused between sutras (okyou) and the halibut fish (ohyou).

Chapter 2

[7] Knight: Knight(騎士) and the ‘Knight’ part of Magitech Knight (魔導機士) are pronounced the same way but written differently.

Chapter 3

[8] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gloria_in_excelsis_Deo

[9] A folktale about borrowing someone’s image to make yourself look more important. http://www.worldoftales.com/Asian_folktales/Chinese_Folktale_26.html

Chapter 4

[10] First-class compartments on bullet trains are called ‘Green Cars’.

Final Chapter

[11] The kanji (康) in Yasuo’s name, and the kanji (和) in Nodoka’s name both mean ‘peace’.

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