Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Sayonara Piano Sonata Volume 3: Main/Content Page

Author: 杉井 光 (Sugii Hikaru)
Illustrator: 植田 亮 (Ueda Ryo)










Even though summer was already over,
the heated atmosphere in our school did not dissipate away.
Not only that, our second semester was filled with events that riled everyone up to the point that it became annoying.
First was the chorus contest held in September.
In a school that used to have music as a major,
each and every class here had their own way of motivating themselves.

Moreover, Kagurazaka-senpai, Mafuyu and Chiaki were, for some reason, fighting it out with each other in the chorus contest,
with the prize being the right to go on a date (?) with me—
Our class had somehow engaged itself in intelligence warfare against Senpai's class,
which was last year's winner in the chorus contest,
and the sparks were flying all over the place as a result!



The heat from the chorus contest continued to burn its way into October,
when the sports day was held.
It has been a long standing tradition for participants to get injured one after another from the overly demanding events.
There wasn't a single person who could make it all the way to the closing ceremony unscathed.

While the relay between the various school clubs was something that didn't affect the class scores,
our band was somehow enrolled in a battle where our standing in the race will determine the amount of benefits we would get.
It ended up with a suspicious conspiracy flying all over us,
which heated things up even further!



It's still too early for the flames to burn out.
The final event was the school's festival in November.
Aside from taking up the role as the head chef for our class' goth loli cafe,
I was tasked with composing the songs for our band's performance as well.
The sheer amount of work forced upon me had nearly caused me to go breathless from all the pressure.

However, the live performance during the school's festival was definitely the most important event for our band.
I must not collapse!
Also, I didn't have the luxury to focus all my attention on the school festival alone.
Why, you ask—



This guy here.
Not only is he a violin prodigy,
he's also Mafuyu's...... urm...... what's their relationship again?

He too asked me the same question as well.
"What is the relationship between Naomi and Mafuyu?"



Chapters
Prologue
Chapter 1: Chorus Contest of the Queen
Chapter 2: To the Memory of an Angel
Chapter 3: Rhythm Section
Chapter 4: Connected Names
Chapter 5: The Song of Blackbird



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There's only 5 chapters (and a short prologue) for this volume, so when I resume translations on this, I'll most probably be splitting each chapter into 2 to 3 sub-chapters. It will be kind of how I do Hyouketsu Kyoukai no Eden, where I'll piece them all together and link the final completed chapter.

Volume 3 is quite an intriguing volume to read. While volume 1 is about how Nao meets Mafuyu, and volume 2 about the insecurities of Mafuyu, volume 3 will dive into the inferiority complex of Nao. Look forward to it, because it marks the start of an amazing ending in volume 4.

55 comments:

  1. What no more lol translations? Anyways, the volume looks interesting. Embarrassed mafu-mafu is moe and I like the goth loli outfit. I'm interested to see where the char development goes from here as well.

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  2. Some new guy asking about Noa and Mafu's relationship? I don't like it, it feels like he's her fiance in an arranged marriage. I wouldn't put it past Ebichiri to do something as stupid as pre-arranging his daughters marriage. If it's anything like that or even if he's just some guy who's interested in Mafu, then this is going to be a painful volume to read, because Nao's just finally started getting his head on straight.

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    1. if you are talking about the guy in the last pic then he is Julien Flaubert. not that i read the LN in advance i just read this **spoiler alert** [http://cetranslation.blogspot.com/2011/07/review-sayonara-piano-sonata.html]

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  3. Damn, Mafuyu is so freaking cute in every pic, xD. Looking for to Nao's inner complex; hope he can get rid of his denseness or else Mafuyu is gonna get taken away~~ (probably not but ya).

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  4. I predict the random violist guy will turn out to actually be a girl cross dressing and somehow end up in Nao's harem.

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    1. You know you've been watching too much anime when that prediction actually sounds extremely plausible.

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    2. So very true. xD

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    3. I don't want it being a harem though.

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    4. ...I'm sorry. It's too late. he already has 3 girls after him

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  5. I really can't wait! It is a shame that, due to copyright issues with the music, it will probably never get an anime... :( I guess we can hope, or they can write their own music and only pay for certain songs like Blackbird and Stand By Me?

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    1. uh, i might be wrong, but the old clasicals that's often used dont have any copyright anymore as its so old and the composers are dead?

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    2. not really, let say a composer composed a song and he sold it to a music company. If the composer died from whatever right, as long as the music company that licensed the music is alive it will always be there. IF the music company dies, another company can buy the license off. Than again, copy right is kind of bullshit cause if you share anything that is copyright its consider illegal which i say f that cause seriously who cares. The company cares only because they want $$$$

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    3. Forgive Keito if he is wrong but doesn't the copyrights only stand for a few hundred years, I mean, Keito heard somewhere that after a couple hundred years such compositions become public property, such can both be applied to the songs of books or alike.

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    4. Typically, the duration of copyright is the whole life of the creator plus fifty to a hundred years from the creator's death, or a finite period for anonymous or corporate creations.

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    5. I'm not talking about the classical numbers! I'm talking about the rock songs, like Blackbird by the Beatles, which is absolutely essential to the story, Somebody to Love, Stand By Me... things that are still under copyright and some of them are pretty expensive. The author actually commented on it in an omake for the manga.

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  6. if this vol. is exploring Nao, then i hope mafuyu will take a more proactive stance. cause, i mean, right now my fav is Kagarazuka. i really wish the author would expand her character more, have her do even more stuff...

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    1. PS. cheerleader uniforms - hhhnnnggg!!!

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  7. because of the inferiority complex which i find quite annoying i lost interest in volume 4

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  8. LOL i would laugh my ass off if the other guy (minor character) end up getting the main heroine instead of the main character due to his inferiority complex lol. BTW nice job on the translation ur the best =)

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  9. hmm, it would be 1 year before these will be translated? hmm... how long to learn chinese? and were can i find good tools / help for learning it? :)

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  10. i wish i can turn back time and learn chinese-.- even im a freaking chinese^%#%!#&^$^%$^$@^%$

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    1. LOLz, same here and i am not proud of it. -.-

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    2. tats it i decided to learn one day.im gonna pick up fast since i can speak a little

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    3. lol same here and I shouldn't be proud of it, but am because of trauma.

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  11. Well, I'm sure I speak for most of us when I say:

    AAHHHHHHHHHHHH, I NEED TO READ THIS.

    But nonetheless, we shall patiatenly wait, for I believe learning chinese will require a larger amount of time and skill then I posses.

    I'm guessing the whole volume, or at least much of it, will be focused on the inter-class competition, which will be fun, and I'm sure the author will find many ways to entice Mafu-chan's "tsunderekawaiiness", which I'm sure all of you are eager to read about, because, well, we all love her... :P

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  12. I really wish this was translated...
    I can read Japanese, but I can't get a hold of a RAW scans....

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    1. Well, seems like I have the raws for volume 3 up to volume 5. But seems like let us leave it to the translators. I can't read Japanese so I'll wait for the updates X3

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  13. Just seeing the raws and its pictures want me to read more chiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii

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  14. Please tell me youre translating the 5th volume too

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  15. aw~ i miss this one already... :( wish i could read japanese or even chinese.. tss

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  16. arrggh, mafuyu-chan!!~ where are you? i miss this LN.. :(

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  17. Has this progressed recently at all?

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  18. Awesome novel with a great plot and characters with a lot of depth. Thanks for translating. Can't wait for the next part :)

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  19. Anyone has Pdf or epub version =o?

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  20. why i cannot read chapter one?

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    1. It works fine for me, though. Try clearing your cache... then click this link: http://cetranslation.blogspot.sg/2012/06/piano-v3-chapter-1-chorus-contest-of_03.html

      I can't wait for this volume to finish... :DD

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    2. ok, thanks... :)

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  21. Will there be a PDF for this volume too?

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    1. Seconding this. I've been waiting for months to read this volume in glorious pdf form. Honestly though, I'm just so incredibly happy that it's actually done. This might be my favorite LN series ever.

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    2. Here is the pdf for Vol 3 ^^

      http://ge.tt/16ZA6FU/v/0?c

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    3. Thanks for the PDF version, now i can read it on my tablet :D

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    4. First off, Thanks a ton for the PDF!!! What program do you use to typeset the PDF??? I've been considering typesetting my own PDF files, or helping out translation teams by typesetting. Thank!!!

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    5. well, it's just the plain old Microsoft Word ^^

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    6. Really! I've been looking at specific typeseting programs, Most of them based on the LaTex environment. Thanks for the help! I want to try to help with the projects, but i only know English, and I'm not even that proficient in that. L.O.L. Typesetting looks like the only thing i can do. Thanks for the Hard Work!

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    7. Sefiirosu11 you are a freaken god

      I have never seen a pdf that good before

      thank you for your hard work and the translators!1

      you guys are amazing

      =)

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    8. Thx for the compliment ^^ although my username has only one "i" :p

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    9. I'm sorry, but why I can't access that link?
      thanks

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    10. Thanks for another awesome pdf :D is there a volume 4 already? :D

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  22. pdf link for volume 3 doesn't work anymore, can I get a reupload anyone?

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  23. umm... can someone re-upload the PDF, pleeeeease~

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  24. What are you talking about? The link still works ^^

    http://ge.tt/16ZA6FU/v/0?c

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  25. Here an EPUB version of this volume:

    http://www.mediafire.com/?2833ywkj1pw3h6e

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