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A City With No People (Part V)

Little By Little
Many days have passed since you…
…brought me to this place
You still go outside, even when you have me
You experience many things outside
And then you come home and tell me about them
Sometimes you even take me outside
Even though I’m one of them
You tell me that I can do whatever I want with my things, as if we were equals
Little by little, the time with you and me passes
Little by little, this space becomes yours and mine
Little by little, the distance is moving
Yours and my distance
But has the distance between us gotten smaller?
Or has it grown bigger?
I don’t know
I do know that I want it to be smaller
But then the same thing would happen again
"It won’t be the same"
"This person isn’t that person"
"It’s someone else. People are all different"

"Even if people look the same…

…they’re all a little bit different"
"No two hearts are exactly the same"
"That’s why the same thing won’t happen"
Then is that person the "someone just for me?"

I don’t know.

…I’m starting to hope he is
In this place that this person brought me to…
Little by little…
…little by little…
…I’m beginning to hope that…
…I can start finding happiness
…someone will come to stop it
Someone will come to prevent me from finding the someone just for me
That person will take care of me
But it’s not because I’m me
That person is kind
To all people and all of them
…he is kind
That person is kind…
…and probably not just towards me
But even if that person is kind to all, his kindness should be a little different each time
He can’t be kind in the same way to everyone…
…because that person is a person
That’s right
A person’s heart can’t stay the same forever
A person’s heart changes a little bit everyday…
…because that is their nature
It can be different
It doesn’t always have to be the same
If he…
…finds in me the things that make me special
If he likes me because I am me
If that person…
…takes the time to find what makes me different from the others…
If he likes me because I am me…
…if that happens…
…we may be able to become something a little different from before
I may not have to lose what’s most important to me…
…like last time
What’s most important…
…what’s most important to them and to people…
…is something precious…
…something you can’t lose
The proof that I am who I am…
…the special proof
That proof will tell me who my someone is
That special, special…
…someone just for me"

A City With No People (Part IV)

A Wish That Can’t Be Granted
One day I went to a new city
They are in this city, too
There is no place without them anymore
The people are with them
There are as many of them as there are people
There is only one person just for me…
…and I still have not found him
You are a person, aren’t you?
What was that? I should do what with my hand?
Hold it out?
Where are you taking me?
Is this your house? Why did you bring me here?
Are you…
Are you…
…the person just for me?
You might be…but…
Perhaps this person only brought me here…
…because I am one of them
Maybe he’s just like everyone else. Maybe he just wants me to grant his wishes
I’m not like the rest of them. There is one wish I cannot grant
For if I were to grant that wish, I would…
…have to say goodbye forever to the someone just for me

Travel to Japan

Today I had been to a remote area outside Tokyo. There I met very nice villagers. They grew plants such as rice and corn. It was peaceful, fertile village.

There was a warm and full-of-love family had just moved in. This family had a father, named Mr. Kusakabe, and two young daughters, named Satsuki and Mei. Satsuki was an 11-year-old. She was very lively and lovely in her age. While another girl, Mei, a 4-year-old sister was very lovely, cunny and active in learning. She played with her sister, copied her actions and words. Even though, they had age difference, they could get along with each other very well. Satsuki always took a good care of her little sister and prepared food for her family. That was because her mother was sick and in hospital for few months ago. It was not easy for a child in her age has to handle a lot of responsibilities.

Next to Satsuki’s house, there also lived a small family consisting of a granny, a mother, and a preteen boy named Kanta (カンタ). Kanta is a shy boy. He found that it was difficult to speak in front of Satsuki. But, one day he yelled to Satsuki that her house was haunted.

You do not need to question if I had been to Japan during these days. I did almost every day. Precisely, I traveled to many places in different parts of the world. But I guessed most of the places that I visited were in Europe.

Now, I am pleased to invite you to enter the remote area in Japan that I had been to, My Neighbor Totoro (となりのトトロ Tonari no Totoro), http://www.totoro.org/.

Enjoy your time in a peaceful, rural area. Animation is not for kids and kids’ world lies in everyone’s heart. 😀

P.S. write to me if you had been there!

A City With No People (Part III)

They Can Do Anything
They…can do anything.
They are super-people made by people.
They can be prettier than the real thing.
They can be smarter than the real thing.
They can be whatever people want them to be.
Whatever people can dream of.
When the people saw their creation, they thought that their dreams had come true.
But then…people forgot their dreams.
And in time, they invited people to share a new dream…
…a dream they can’t wake up from.
Is that the dream that people want? Is that what happiness is?
They…were created to make people happy.
But…are people truly happy being with them?
Is this city with no people truly happy?
I don’t know. Because…
Happiness depends on the individual.
All people are different. No two are the same.
What makes one person happy…might make another sad.
People’s souls come in all shapes and sizes.
And as time goes on and a person grows, their soul can change.
Their hopes and dreams can change.
That’s why…there isn’t just one type of happiness.
…there must be a way that I can be happy, too?
That is what we all want, isn’t it?
To find the person just for you, to find your own happiness…
…that would be wonderful, wouldn’t it?

A City With No People (Part II)

Someone Just For Me
Just as I feared…there’s no one here either.
Everyone is inside with them.
Being with them is like living a beautiful dream.
A beautiful dream that no one wants to wake up from.
They will grant your deepest wishes.
They will do whatever you ask.
They will be whatever you want.
They can do things that you cannot.
There is one thing…they cannot do.
They can never become people.
They might look like people, but they are only substitutes.
I know this very well because I am one of them.
Today I look for someone just for me.
Someone who will love me even if I can’t fulfill their wishes.
Someone who has love for me alone.
There is another me.
The other me asks…
"Does such a person exist?"
I need…someone whose love for me is true.
I want…someone who loves me without asking anything in exchange.
I hope…unless that someone loves me for being me…
…they’re not someone just for me.
Is this so?
"It is."
This someone exists?
"He does."
If so…then where?
My someone is nearby, I think.
Perhaps I already know him.
"…what if that person does not love you back?"
"What if that person likes someone…other than you?"
"People aren’t like them.
You can’t erase their feelings."
"People aren’t easy to change."
I know.
But people do change.
Their feelings are dynamic.
"Feelings of love are more resistant than others."
"What if he never loves you?"
Then I’ll have to decide.
Decide…and then do what must be done.
Me and the other me.

A City With No People (Part I)

In this city…there are no people.
The light are on in all the houses.
But there’s nobody on the streets.
Are there people inside?
I peek in a window to find out.
There are people.
But they are with them.
I look in other houses.
These people are with them, too.
This city is just like all the rest.
Being with them is fun.
More fun than being with people.
Nobody comes outside anymore.
There are no people is this city.
I will leave this city and go to another one.
I hope that I will meet someone.
Someone just for me.
But if that special someone falls in love with me…
I will have to leave that someone.
Even so, I want to meet that special someone.
This is what I think as I leave the city with no people.

Saint Seiya (Knights of The Zodiac)

Hades Saga

  • Chapter Sanctuary (Meio Hades Juni-Kyu Hen) (13 episodes)
    • Broadcast period (in Japan): Nov 2002 – Apr 2003
    • Directed by: Shigeyasu Yamauchi
    • Character designs by: Shingo Araki and Michi Himeno
    • Anime scripts by: Michiko Yokote
  • Chapter Inferno 
    • Part 1 (Meio Hades Meikai Hen Zensho) (6 episodes)
      • Broadcast period (in Japan): Dec 2005 – Feb 2006
      • Directed by: Tomoharu Katsumata
      • Character designs by: Shingo Araki and Michi Himeno
      • Anime scripts by: Yosuke Kuroda    
    • Part 2 (Meio Hades Meikai Hen Kosho) (6 episodes)
      • Broadcast period (in Japan): Jul 2006 – ongoing
  • Chapter Elysion (to be continued)