Monday, December 24, 2012

Sayonara Piano Sonata Volume 4: Main/Content Page

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











As the season changed, the distance between me and Mafuyu grew closer bit by bit.
Our feelings were within reachable distance with our outstretched hands.
I knew, thanks to our body warmth. And also the pulsations and our breathes.

I wanted to convey to her,
my feelings that I could not put into words.






"With this, the friendship and trust that we once had between us — our normal friendship will burn and disappear into nothingness. It's a shame, but it can't be helped."



"How can I possibly return you the content? That's my treasure, you know!? You should at least understand that much, you idiot!"



"Well then, did you find it? Your real desire."
The heartfelt desire.
"...... I don't know."
"I've already found mine."



However, our thoughts did not take shape.
Instead, they fluttered downwards slowly and piled up on the soil,
accumulating deeply and coldly in whiteness.

Winter is coming.

Our final winter is approaching—



Chapters
Chapter 1: The Way to Sing, The Way to Open the Door
Chapter 2: Fingers, Jeff Beck, Theme Park
Chapter 3: Cabbage, Chocolate Parfait, Santa Claus
Chapter 4: Two Melodies, Two Voices
Chapter 5: Mini Amplifier, Water Tower, Le Tango Perpétual
Chapter 6: Wax figure, Bullets, Genes
Chapter 7: Toolbox, Concrete, Battlefield
Chapter 8: Birthday
Chapter 9: Spring, Glass Hand
Chapter 10: Chilling Winds, The Cracked Room
Chapter 11: Backlighting, The Second Chime
Chapter 12: Treasure, Butterfly, Heat of Machine
Chapter 13: Morning, News Report, Dog Whistle
Chapter 14: Reindeer, Pajamas, MD
Chapter 15: Snow, Footlights, Knot
Chapter 16: Airport, Black Light
Chapter 17: Graduation Ceremony
Chapter 18: The Department Store at the Ends of the World



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Well, here's the final volume. Sort of. Hopefully I can clear this before I am done with college.

63 comments:

  1. gyaahhh.. i cant wait!! i.... cant... waiiittt... haha^^,
    thank you so much for giving us an english version of this great novel.. really many many thankss :)))

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  2. Yiy! I really hope I can understand Jap, they really make great stories. :)

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  3. it's times like this i would like to speak chineese and japaneese

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  4. That picture of Kagurazaka-senpai, along with that text...
    Looks like she just kissed Naomi or something?
    Just guessing, no spoilers please.

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  5. Isn't there supposed to be 5 published volume or am I wrong?

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    1. 5th volume's the after story, and not actually required for the main story.

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    2. Will you be doing the 5th volume?

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    3. Probably, but I am not committing myself to it.

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    4. Ah, what is it, some kind of short stories? I mean, an after story seems relevant to their story to me, since it tells us more about what happens afterwards (duh). If it was just random chapters taken from inbetween I would understand that it doesn't seem that important, but the cover alone looks like it's gonna be important to Mafuyu and Naomi's story.

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    5. It's titled Encore Pieces, and is written one or two years after volume 4 is done. The author even said he wrote it because he was short on cash.

      It is relevant, but vol 1 to 4 is pretty much a complete story on its own.

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  6. Aihara's are so much better without the hairband.

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  7. Thank you so much. You don't know how awesome you are for releasing translations of this neat light novel. There are so few stuff(anime/manga/lightnovels) out there related to music and knowing that there's somebody out there contributing and adding to it is something i'm very thankful for. May many more blessings come your way in 2013.

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  8. Thank you for all your hard work on translating SPS and the other novels. I really like these slice of life stories. They present a nice little view of the world that makes me comfortable. I know you said above that you're not gonna commit to the After Story, but for whatever it's worth, I really am looking forward to your translations. It's always good to see a "two years later" recap. Merry Christmas, and thanks for the hard work.

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    1. ahaha although this is a very narrow view of the world.

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    2. True, it's narrow...but it makes me happy inside. It's stories like these (and perhaps Hyouka, Kamisama no Memochou, and 5 Centimeters Per Second) that makes me feel that the world isn't so scary after all

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  9. i can"t wait for new stories ><

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  10. the conversation between nao and mafuyu; the "real desire" thingy, nao's the one asking, right?

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  11. thank you very much for all your hard work!
    hope that you can translate volume 4 a.s.a.p

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  12. First off, Thanks for all of the Effort, Time, and long sleepless nights you've put into translating these novels. I just wanted to say that I, Myself, appreciate everything you've translated. Without your translation, I wouldn't have been able to read these amazing novels. Which, by the way, Has become my all time favorite series! If you could speed along with this translation I would be ever so obliged, and as happy a jack rabbit on crack. If you could also work on volume five after your done with four, I would be thrilled.
    Thanks for all your Hard Work!

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  13. First off I would like to thank whomever took the time to translate this light novel, as well as those who have continued to support this effort. this coming from a person who cannot read Chinese, Japanese, or Korean, though would like to be able to. While I am probably asking a question which has a question somewhere, how many chapters does volume 4 have? And lastly does this have a good/happy ending considering the novel has a slightly depressing name(in my opinion)? Lastly I would like to clarify I am just wondering, and am not looking for a spoiler or anything but rather an indication of whether I should continue to read this light novel. Simply put I just hate sad or tragic/netorare endings. Well if this is considered a spoiler, if something such as yes it has a good ending, which the author seems to already have set up from the first novel, which I believe I need not elaborate on, I mean I pretty sure she's on every single cover. So if a,reply of any kind could lead,to a spoiler which could upset anyone I would ask that no answer be given. Sorry for my wordy and long questions. To those who answer thank you. To those who may consider this a plee for spoilers it is and is not, but either way I want to no if this ending will give me reason to dislike the novel, in which case I will put down and assume all as as I hoped with the rather touching ending of volume 2. I'm a sap aren't I?

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    1. i think you should def go for it, since the cover of the 5th volume, the encore pieces has the *wedding dress*scene.... I think that pretty much explains it, so go for it!

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    2. Thank you very much, Wing, for answering my question and so promptly at that. I never what have realized that since I never looked at volume 5. From a sap, thank you very much.

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  14. how many chapters does this volume have?

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  15. Please give a link to the pdf version ASAP! I love this story.... t-t

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    1. http://www.mediafire.com/?mc98h8k5wi7jpzi found it ^^

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    2. Only chapter 1 to 4 :( ! Anyone has link to full pdf version plz Q_Q !

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    3. Are your retarded? No seriously. Are you?

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  16. hey.... first I wanna thank you for all your effort, and I'd like to ask, are you gonna translate the 5th volume too?? couse I really like this light novel and I'd really like to read it complete :D

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  17. How many chapters are there left in this volume?

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  18. I'm not in any position to complain about the editor, but do you guys accept quality checkers for this. Don't misunderstand though, I really appreciate the hard work everyone puts into translating this. I just want to somehow contribute to one of my favorite Light Novels ( that speaks a lot I guess, since I handle almost every light novel here in CE and bakatsuki). Anyway, please do reply if you get the message.

    Love the translations as always BTW,hope this continues to volume 5.

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    1. Handle... I mean read at the same time!!! Ugghh... We need an edit option =3=

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    2. My PC's finally back up, I should seriously register.... Well, anyway, I'll do it tomorrow (it's 5 AM). The name's Xaiha(Saiha btw.

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    3. Edit option...yeah, I don't really mind the grammar, it's not perfect but what the hell, as long as I can understand it, yay! The translator is doing a terrific job(I appreciate it so much) but translating a lot, you could always commit errors somewhere. It would be good if there's an easy way to help correct minor errors the translator probably overlooked(there's just the risk of vandals, as always)...

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  19. Does anyone know where the 4th volume PDF is?

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    1. This volume has a few more chapters to go... It might be finished in a few months since the team is apparently getting busier

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    2. Oh. Okay. Thank you for the information.

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  20. I fell in love with this light novel, man so far this is prolly in my top five to check everyday now xD. Thank you translator, you are the best of the best xD. Looking forward toward the next chapter ;)

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  21. excuse me, where i can get the link PDF for this volume?

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    1. would also like to know!!! is there 1 yet?

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    2. Nice name Yuuki Asuna, I love SAO
      along with SPS
      XD

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  22. YAY!!! (might be too late to join but ) I enjoy this light novel so much as music and literature are my hobbies and to see them in a single piece is just awesome!
    THANKS SO MUCH to the translator! Hope you finish it to the last volume!

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  23. can you guys please give a complete PDF link? I really love this light novel the very first time I read the first volume. please oh please thank you

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  24. how many chapter Vol 4 is..??
    is that just 8 chapter or there is more..???

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    1. Why are there 18 chapters then...

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  25. There still are a few more(incoming) and I can't wait!!!! I'm biting on toe nails here for the next chapter, so starved!

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  26. Whew can't wait for the last chapters >_<

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  27. Thank you very much for translating... i'm really excited to know how the series ends.

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  28. Waaaa..... I can't wait anymore!!

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  29. Thanx for translating this light novel. I really love it. Can't wait for the succeding chapters ;)

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  30. I'm almost sad that it's almost over :'(
    sort of

    Are you translating V5?

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  31. wahhh.. thank you very much for translating all this!! ^^,

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  32. anyone has the PDF version?

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    1. Please! :) And thanks for doing the translation...

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    2. pdf for volume 4 ^^

      http://ge.tt/20DWk0n/v/0?c

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  33. Might I inquire how the PDF is made, I'd like to make and customize my own

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  34. Here an EPUB version of this volume:

    http://www.mediafire.com/?tjrs61a64u8atau

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  35. @TlclT Thank you very much for the epub versions, kind sir!

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