trufax: I was sitting in class today mentally whining about wheeeere is the hatoful manga I want to translaaaaate but it didn’t happen until later. sigh. This doesn’t look like the last chapter, since Kazuaki’s lesson didn’t continue, so I suppose a Tohri chapter is in order? Maybe?

Merikuri and happy new year, everyone! Since we have Hatoful holidays for both!

Of note: all titles end with ~desu shi, Okosan’s characteristic speech style. That’s why I put “It’s” in front of every one of them, but. /o/ Also, image search “bucket pudding.” I dare you.

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Page one:

Oko San
Saint PigeoNation Academy
Year 2 Class 3/Fantail pigeon
The wild track club captain


Page two:

Strip one:
It's New Year’s Day

Panel one:
Coo! (Happy new year!)

Panel two:
Coo coo! (I wanted to congratulate you!)

Panel three:
Coo coo coo!! (Okosan is running in circles more than usual!)

Panel four:
Oko.
The grounds will be open again on January 6th.


Strip two:
It’s a title match

Panel one:
Coo! (One: Fuji!)

Panel two:
Coo coo! (Two: hawk!)

Panel three:
Coo coo coo!! (Three: Okosan!)

Panel four:
no text

[this is a reference to hatsuyume; the third is supposed to be “eggplant,” which I suppose is why there’s an eggplant on the cover page. see the wiki article for more details. this is brought up again in the human form manga.]



Page three:

Strip three:
It’s Okosan’s sense of purpose

Panel one:
Okosan, you were training during winter break too? As expected of the track club captain.
Coo! (Of course!)

Panel two:
Since you’re training with all your might, your dream must be the national tournament, right?
Coo coo! (That’s wrong!)

Panel three:
Coo coooo...! (Okosan is going on a journey to discover the truth...!)

Panel four:
Is Okosan part of some new religion?
(small text: The truth is still far away!)
Ah.
It seems like he’s talking about the pudding religion.


Strip four:
It’s all of creation

Panel one:
The pudding religion is
Coo coo! (Okosan will explain!)

Panel two:
Coo coo coooo!
Coo coooo!

Panel three:
Coo cooooo!!
Coo coo!!

Panel four:
Um...?
(text above Okosan: Coo!)
It looks like it’s a bit different from the pudding we know.



Page four:

Strip five:
It’s a sham

Panel one:
Okosan really likes pudding.
I brought him a snack.

Panel two:
Smooth pudding

Panel three:
Coooooo!!!

Panel four:
Coo coo!! (That is false pudding!)
Ow
Ow
(small text, above Ryouta: Don’t fight!)
That’s why I said San’s pudding isn’t the typical pudding.


Strip six:
It’s faith

Panel one:
When I heard Okosan’s gibberish strong feelings for pudding
Coo! Coooo! Coo coo!
Somehow it roused my interest.

Panel two:
What is true pudding?
Baked pudding? Kamadashi pudding?
Bucket pudding? 10-item restriction pudding?
They’re all different.

Panel three:
True pudding is
the truth of the universe.

Panel four:
Coo coo! (Hiyoko is also getting closer to believing!)
A-
Are you okay? You’re not being brainwashed?

[I cannot for the life of me find a good translation for what “kamadashi pudding” is supposed to be, except “kamadashi torokeru purin” is a product sold by Circle K Sunku in convenience stores, and they translate that as “Melting Pudding from the Oven.”]



Page five

Strip seven:
It’s studying

Panel one:
Fantail pigeons are
an aesthetically-pleasing species with more than twice the number of tail feathers as common pigeons!

Panel two:
Those marvelous tail feathers are similar to those of the peacock and are the reason for their name.
In English, it is also fantail.

Panel three:
Even though Okosan’s also a fantail, he has a pretty sleek body.
Okosan
Standard

Panel four:
Coo coo! (Okosan is unique!)
Sleeeeek
It’s because Sakuya is really stylish.

*In truth, there are many variations in color, body type, and tail feathers.

[In Japanese, they are called “kujakubato,” or literally “peacock pigeon.”]


Strip eight:
It’s discrimination

Panel one:
To summarize the dispute between the fantails
Sakuya
Okosan
Yuuya
There are three birds of the same species and it’s hard to tell the difference by looking at them, so Yuuya has an ahoge and glasses.

Panel two:
Coo coo coo! (Okosan is in the same class as Sakuya!)
Coo coo! (He should think about himself too!)
True, it would be disgraceful to be mistaken for you.

Panel three:
Coo!! (With this, it’s decided!)
Shirogane Le Bel Sakuya

Panel four:
I refuse!



Page six
Pseudo-human form manga act.08
It’s a large bird!

Panel one:
Coo coo...! (I can see...!)
Coo cooooo!! (The true pudding, shining golden, is waiting for Okosan at the ends of the Earth!!)
Coo coo coo!! (The pudding god is calling Okosan!!)

Panel two:
no text

Panel three:
Coo coo! (It’s the new year!)
Coo coo! (Okosan’s first dream of the year was a good omen!)

Panel four:
Coo coo! (Okosan needs to pay respects to the myriad gods too!)



Page seven:

Panel one:
Ah, San!
(sign: White Dove)
Happy new year!

Panel two:
Coo coo coo!! (Happy new year!!)
Coo coo!? (Ryouta is working as a shrine maiden again this year!?)
Yeah, that’s right.

Panel three:
Hmph.
Starting the new year by crossdressing?
What I want to congratulate is your insolence.
Sakuya!

Panel four:
Waah.
You surprised me. I thought you wouldn’t really be interested in New Year’s!
(small: Though it looked like you put in your all for Christmas.)
I didn’t come here to play around.
It’s to observe the culture of Japan.

Panel five:
Coo coo! (In that case, write an ema! An ema!)
Ema?
What’s that?



Page eight:

Panel one:
???
This is no picture of a horse.

Panel two:
An ema is a wish you put down on a board.
It seems like a long time ago it was always a picture of a horse, but now it varies..

Panel three:
So, what in the world did you write on here?

Panel four:
Coo coo! (“Okosan wants to become a god!”)
Isn’t that picking a fight with God!?

Panel five:
Please support us this year too.</div>