100 questions from Gossips translations

I decided to compile the translations of the 100 questions section (written by Nishida, the screenwriter) in Hero Gossips into a single post. Thanks to Youko Fujima and translatorbros for translating.

  • Wild Tiger’s interview:
    • Is there anything you think other Heroes can’t match you in?
      I wonder… Career, I guess.
    • Which Hero do you get along the best?
      Rock Bison, maybe. Since I have known him the longest.
    • What are you into currently?
      Ironing. It feels totally awesome when you finally smooth out the wrinkles.
    • Please tell us your likes and dislikes when it comes to food.
      I like fried rice, hot dogs, Legend Cola and pizza; basically stuff that doesn’t need much preparation. Dislikes… Sorry, there’s nothing.
    • Could you tell us about what types do you prefer?
      I like a woman who will scold me when I’m slacking and provide kindness when the times are tough. I don’t have any types that I dislike, there’s something good about everyone, right?
    • When was your first crush a what kind of person was it? Has anything come out of it?
      Hehe, my first crush was actually successful. It was my wife. We met in high-school and I was taken with her at the first glance.
    • What do you wear when you go to bed?
      I do own pajamas, but I kinda tend to fall asleep in whatever I’m wearing at the time.
    • Is there one particular episode that makes you glad that you have teamed up with Barnaby?
      Well, I like when Bunny teaches me the details about the way our suits work. I’m totally hopeless when it comes to this detailed stuff. But Bunny always scolds me “You could have read the instructions for yourself, you know.”…
    • If you were to team up with some Hero who isn’t Barnaby, who would it be?
      I don’t care, I would just push through my own justice… Hey, I sounded kinda cool just now, didn’t I?
    • What was your first impression of Barnaby?
      Awful. Truly the child of the modern era, “young people these days”, you know what I mean. I understood right away just how capable he is, but still, awful.
    • Has anything about Barnaby changed since you have teamed together?
      It sure has, and how. He is a great deal more well-rounded now. Compared to the beginning, he even seems to talk with the other heroes out of his own will.
    • If you were to compare Barnaby to an animal, which would it be?
      Just look at him, he’s a bunny! I mean, the rabbit kind. Wait, what’s the difference between bunnies and rabbits?
    • What do you do when you are feeling down?
      I stuff my stomach, take a bath and then go to sleep. That’s the best method, I guess.
    • Where did you eat your dinner yesterday, and with whom?
      Umm… Wait a sec, I have to think. Err, yesterday I had hod dogs for lunch… Umm… Yesterday? Eh?
    • Currently you are living on the Bronze Stage, do you want to move to the Gold Stage someday?
      Nah, everywhere’s fine if… Oh, I just remembered! Yesterday me and Rock Bison ate gyuudon for dinner!
    • What food do you think you can prepare particularly well?
      Fried rice! The great thing about it is that it can be made with whatever’s in the refrigerator.
    • If Kaede-chan will get herself a boyfriend in the future, what will you do?
      … I’ve never thought about it. I wonder if my kid would even tell me about that. That’s the first thing that I’m worried about.
    • Your beard has a rather unique shape. Could you share some grooming tips?
      Buy some scissors from a store and go wild.
    • Do you get along well with your brother Muramasa? Has anything about your relationship changed since you were children?
      Can’t say we’re getting along, but he’s managing pretty much everything back home, so I can’t grumble too much. I don’t think anything’s changed. But eh, going for a drink with him can be fairly enjoyable.
    • If you could have one wish granted, what would it be?
      World peace… Hey, I just said something pretty cool now.
      (translation by anonymous)

  • Barnaby Brooks Jr’s interview:
    • Has anything about Wild Tiger changed since you have teamed together?
      Not really. But then, that is one of his good points.
    • If you were to compare Wild Tiger to an animal, which would it be?
      A bold question, that. Very well then, I shall answer in kind. A parrot.
    • Why are calling him “Kotetsu-san” and not “ojisan”?
      How do you-!? For one, he is older than me, so adding “-san” seems appropriate. Anyway, next question.
    • Please tell us about your preferences when it comes to clothing.
      I tend to wear my favourite clothes for years, but since you are asking about preferences… I have been wearing my red leather jacket for five years already. I also wear the same belt for a long time and like clothes with many buttons.
    • Do you use a cologne?
      Yes, ocean scent.
    • Could you tell us about what types do you prefer?
      I do not really have any. I have slight trouble getting along with pushy people though.
    • When was your first crush a what kind of person was it? Has anything come out of it?
      Shortly after I entered the Hero Academy, there was one woman that I was aware of. A neat and wonderful person, but since I knew it was thoroughly one-sided, I left it at that and said nothing.
    • What do you wear when you go to bed?
      I cannot say I like the question, but I sleep wearing nothing but underwear.
    • Is there one particular episode that makes you glad that you have teamed up with Wild Tiger?
      Nothing comes to mind straight away, but I can say that ultimately, I am glad we have.
    • If you were to team up with some Hero who isn’t Wild Tiger, who would it be?
      Sky High. Generally speaking, it would be correct to team up with somebody fully dedicated to his work.
    • What was your first impression of Wild Tiger?
      Old. His style was so outdated I could not help but think that.
    • Is there anything you think other Heroes can’t match you in?
      I generally intend to remain unmatched, but I can say I am fairly confident when it comes to my style, arrests and private life.
    • Which Hero do you get along the best?
      If I were to push it… Wild Tiger-san. But you see, we spend a lot of time together as a duo.
    • What are you into currently?
      Incenses, I suppose. I find them very good for relaxation. Until recently, I used to be fussy over indirect lighting.
    • Please tell us your likes and dislikes when it comes to food.
      I like beef stroganoff and cabbage rolls. There is nothing I dislike, I will gladly eat anything.
    • Is there something about yourself that you think you could improve?
      Too much, I believe. I intend to gradually learn from the other Heroes as much as possible.
    • We know you wear glasses, but how bad is your vision actually?
      Quite bad, I suppose. I am extremely near-sighted and the vision acuity is 0.03. I have not had a check-up for some time though, so it might be even worse now.
    • If you were to have a one-week holiday, what would you do?
      Hm, let me think. Travelling abroad could be interesting, but I believe I would just use the time to train.
    • Why did you pick up Tiger’s scorched sash in episode 8? Do you still have it?
      You seem to be informed about extremely delicate things, aren’t you. …I took it with me because otherwise it would have become a piece of trash. That is all. I now keep it in my company’s locker room. It is a talisman.
    • If you were to change your occupation, what would you like to become?
      I believe I am fated to work as a Hero. I admire mechanics though. My parents were robot engineers, and seeing Saitou-san’s work on the suit maintenance is also very cool.
      (translation by anonymous)

  • Blue Rose’s interview:
    • What is something you can do that the other heroes can’t beat you at?
      Let’s see…it would be singing ability.
    • Which Hero do you get along with best?
      When I go out to lunch it’s usually with Fire Emblem. Recently Dragon Kid comes to my house to stay over, so we have a good relationship too.
    • What are you into right now?
      Karaoke!
    • Please tell us your favorite food and your least favorite food.
      Sushi! I especially like shrimp. I dislike raw tomatoes, but I like them if they’re cooked.
    • Please tell us your favorite type and your least favorite type.
      I don’t like the kind of person who’s indecisive. My favorite type is someone a little bumbling, but hot blooded, that kind of thing. If they’re older, that’s good too.
    • Who was your first love, and what were they like? Also, was it successful?
      My first love was my kindergarten teacher. Since they were an adult and I was just a kid, of course it wasn’t successful. Sorry it’s just someone boring.
    • What do you wear when you go to bed?
      Something ordinary, with a rough feeling. A T-shirt and shorts.
    • What are your honest feelings about Kotetsu?
      Eh, what do you mean by that?! Of course, he’s a fellow hero, and therefore a rival!
    • Please tell me your ideal date plan.
      We would meet in the morning, and just be free to do whatever. Then we could go shopping and then both decide on a place to have a nice lunch…something like that. I think it’s more interesting than deciding on a date plan ahead of time.
    • What’s the first place you wash when you’re taking a bath?
      I’ll leave it to your imagination…
      (translation by anonymous)

  • Rock Bison’s interview:
    • Is there anything you think other Heroes can’t match you in?
      My body, I guess. Just look how tough it is! Wanna try hitting me? Come on, it’s okay!
    • Which Hero do you get along the best?
      Tiger, but I don’t know what he thinks about me.
    • What are you into currently?
      Sewing, I guess. I have been making purses… I may not look it, but I have pretty nimble fingers.
    • Please tell us your likes and dislikes when it comes to food.
      I like meat. And while I can’t say I hate them, I don’t like sweet things very much.
    • Could you tell us about what types do you prefer?
      Are we talking about women? I don’t really like this sort of talk… I prefer logical women. And the type that I dislike? Oh, enough already.
    • When was your first crush a what kind of person was it? Has anything come out of it?
      I said I don’t want to talk about this stuff. In elementary school there was a woman (!?) who sat next to me, but really, I’m not answering anything more.
    • What do you wear when you go to bed?
      A man must be silent and wear one pair of underpants.
    • Beef, pork or chicken, which do you prefer?
      I’m an athlete, so chicken meat, which is rich in protein and has few calories is ideal. But I guess I like beef, but all meat is fine. I love meat in general.
    • Has Kotetsu changed compared to when you were in school?
      He’s the same as always, isn’t he? I’m not the type to remember things that happened in the past, though.
    • What do you think is your “charm point”?
      Hmmm, how about my pecs? Wanna try hitting them? Come on, it’s okay!
      (translation by anonymous)

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  • Sky High’s interview:
    • What is one aspect that you will definitely not lose to any other heroes?
      I won’t lose to anyone during training time.  Not anyone.
    • Who are you friendliest with most, out of all the heroes?
      I’m friendly with everyone.  Without bias, I am friends with them.
    • What is something that you’re really into right now?
      Playing frisbee with my dog John.  It’s super fun!
    • Please tell me your favourite food, and your least favourite.
      I guess it’s curry?  And, I can eat it in the morning.  As for food I don’t like…no comments there.  I’ll be upsetting the farmers who plant celery.
    • Please tell me your type, and people who aren’t your type.
      I like ladies with whom I can spend a lazy day in the park…someone with whom I can do things like reading with, I suppose.  I don’t have any types I dislike.
    • What kind of person was your first love?  And was that first love successful?
      That was during the summer of my second year in junior high.  I fell in love at first sight with a gal from high school whom I brushed past.  I called out to her, but she didn’t notice me.  So I guess this is what they call “unsuccessful?”  But I wanted to talk about it, so thank you for giving me this opportunity, and again, th—what?  We’re moving onto the next question?
    • What do you wear to sleep?
      Sweatpants on the bottom, sweatshirt on the top.  It’s really standard.  Really.
    • When did you start keeping John?  Also, what is John to you?
      John…about three years?  Our eyes met as I passed a pet shop while jogging one day.  Since then, he’s been my soulmate.
    • Do you think you’re goofy/campy?
      Ms Agnes (the kanji he used to address her is reserved for very highly respected, very intelligent women) also said that.  But I’m not very conscious of it.  Truthfully, I don’t even know what “campy” means.  But recently Blue Rose told me that it’s actually a bit of a bad thing, so I’m hoping to fix it one day.
    • What sort of fetish do you have?
      Fe—FETISHISM?!  I guess…the voice…?  Answering such a question is so embarrassing, it’s really embarrassing!
      (translation by Youko Fujima)

  • Dragon Kid’s interview:
    • What is the one thing about you that you won’t lose to other heroes?
      If we’re talking about energy, then I think I definitely am second to none!!
    • Which hero are you most friendly with?
      Fire Emblem and Blue Rose!  We’re really close!
    • What is something you’re really into recently?
      Is collecting hairpins a hobby…
    • What is your favourite food and least favourite food?
      I LOVE GYOZA!  And, well, least favourite foods…I guess if you put pineapples in pizza or sweet and sour pork.  I like pineapples, but I’d like to eat them by themselves.
    • What is your type, and types you can’t stand?
      I guess anyone who can do sports with me is good!  Types I’m not good with…lazy people.
    • Who was your first love?  And was that love successful?
      Love?  …I don’t know yet…
    • What do you wear to sleep?
      Recently, I’ve been wearing the pajamas that my mother sent me.  They’re really frilly, so I’m a bit embarrassed but I figured it’s okay since no one’s gonna see me in them…
    • When did you start using “boku” to address yourself?
      I’ve always been me!  [T/N: She says “Boku wa zutto boku da yo.”]
    • What is a move in martial arts that you’re really good at?
      A STRAIGHT PUNCH!  It’s the most basic of the basics, but it’s also got very deep and complex…
    • If you were to become something else other than a hero, what would you like to be?
      I like moving my body, so a sports player!  I suppose I’d want to play soccer or basketball.
      (translation by Youko Fujima)

  • Origami Cyclone’s interview:
    • [T/N: he addresses himself as “sessha,” which is a very humble way of saying “I,” almost like saying “this lowly self.”  All of his sentences end with “de gozaru,” and he uses very formal Japanese.]
    • What is the one thing about you that you won’t lose to other heroes?
      I’m fairly confident with my prudence and ability to think deeply.
    • Which hero are you most friendly with?
      Someone that talk to most—I believe that would be Dragon Kid.  [T/N: He addresses her as “dono.”]
    • What is something you’re really into recently?
      Japanese archery.  There is no other martial art as breathtakingly beautiful as that.
    • What is your favourite food and least favourite food?
      My favourite food is miso soup.  Least favourite…well…raw things are a bit…
    • What is your type, and types you can’t stand?
      A noble lady who is literate in foreign cultures and is willing to share that with me would be good.  I might be a bit more apprehensive towards those who are easily angered…
    • Who was your first love?  And was that love successful?
      A foreign pen pal.  As for success—-well, it wasn’t.  Shu, shu!
    • What do you wear to sleep?
      A yukata.
    • What is so alluring about ninjas?
      Their appearance.  And another point is that, just like heroes, they don’t expose their true identities.
    • What kind of underwear do you wear?  (Could it be that you wear a fundoshi?)
      I wear boxers.  Fundoshis…well………….I own one, but I have never worn it before.
    • You’ve been flamed on your blog before, has that been resolved now?  What are some common comments that you get from your readers?
      It’s okay now.  From my readers, usually I get messages of encouragement, though there are also some people who report to me when they catch me photobombing.  For the sake of those people, I will continue to photobomb at my fullest extent!  SHU, SHU!!
      [T/N: excuse me while I curl up from lack of oxygen]
      (translation by Youko Fujima)

  • Fire Emblem’s interview:
    • What is the one thing about you that you won’t lose to other heroes?
      I don’t think I lose to anyone in the sexy department.  Fufu…
    • Which hero are you most friendly with?
      Blue Rose, I believe.  I’m also rather close with Dragon Kid.  It’s really best to be amongst other girls.
    • What is something you’re really into recently?
      Hula hoops.  You can really shape up the area around your abs.  Would you like to try?
    • What is your favourite food and least favourite food?
      I’ll humbly accept anything.  If you dish something out, I’ll eat it.
    • What is your type, and types you can’t stand?
      I’ll humbly accept anything.  If you dish something out, I’ll eat it.
      [T/N: Yeah, he said the same answer for both.]
    • Who was your first love?  And was that love successful?
      My home tutor from when I was in elementary school…Aah!  Aw, stop it now!
    • What do you wear to sleep?
      S-E-C-R-E-T ❤
    • You’re juggling two things at once—being a hero and being the owner of your company.  Isn’t that really hard work?
      Of course it’s hard.  But, any sort of work is hard, right?
    • In all that business, what is something you do to relax and unwind?
      Watching fighting matches/tournaments, I suppose, like boxing or pro wrestling.  When I see those bare boys, I start getting hot~
    • Honestly, what do you think of Rock Bison’s butt?
      Isn’t it great?  It’s a very choice piece of ass.  His face, not really.
      [T/N: I love this man.]
      (translation by Youko Fujima)

16 comments on “100 questions from Gossips translations

  1. First of all thanks for the work. 🙂
    Obviously, the interviews are very entertaining, but beyond the answers, what impressed me is the perfect fit to each character’s response.
    Any thoughts perfectly reflects the peculiarities of each of them. It would be so easy to lapse into banality, and yet it never happens. I notice a great respect for the characters in this anime. And maybe this is a part of its success.
    Kisses

  2. Kotetsu said ‘like a woman who will scold me when I’m slacking and provide kindness when the times are tough’ then on another question he answered with ‘But Bunny always scolds me “You could have read the instructions for yourself, you know.”…’
    oh the love xD

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  4. first things first:

    // +100 for the Monty Python reference!

    secondly:

    Interviewer: What are you into currently?
    Rock Bison: Sewing, I guess. I have been making purses… I may not look it, but I have pretty nimble fingers.

    // oh, Antonio…

    • Yeah, I was wondering why he was making purses… Then just started laughing. I don’t think I really want to know. Also, I laughed that Keith’s fetish would be ‘the voice’…

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  7. OH. MY. FREAKING GOD. That may have been the greatest thing I’ve ever read. 😄 Or at least, it fed my T&B moe just UNBELIEVABLY. THANK YOU SO MUCH TO ALL THE TRANSLATORS for translating this! (and thank you guys for compiling it all in one place!) Maria (above) said it really well–the distinct, incredibly believable personality of every character just utterly shines through in every response. The writer of this series is really incredible, I have to say. Each and every character feels fully formed and fleshed out. I’m just so impressed with T&B.

    LOVED Nathan’s answers–he’s just so much fun, and for some reason, I really like that he and Karina (and Pao-Lin) are so close and really getting along. I would’ve LOVED to have a fabulous, smart, powerful, flaming friend and role model like Nathan when I was a young girl. It’s exciting cuz you get to hang out with a high-power businessman, but never have to worry about anyone thinking anything sketchy is going on because he’s so open and comfortable about his sexuality.

    I thought Antonio’s hobby was adorable too–imagining such a big, manly guy doing something as traditionally feminine and mild as “sewing” and easily/unabashedly talking about it is SO FRIGGIN AWESOME. I love how progressive and un-catty people in this near-future of Sternbild are (like how easily all the straight men accept Nathan’s flirtation–in present day, they would’ve gotten insecure and started avoiding him (which would’ve been SO SAD! Poor Nathan!!)). This really is a wonderful world that Director Satou and his staff have built. My lvoe for T&B grows~~

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