|Writer: 日日日 (Akira)|
|Location: Packed Outdoor Stage|
|Bow to the altar! And bow to each other!
Exchange looks…. and play fair!
Come on, it’s finally time for the battle to begin!
Everyone standing at the front, it’s dangerous, so please take a few steps back!
Also, try not to throw any rocks, oranges, psyllium, or or anything onto the stage if you get too excited~!
Ossu!* The world of competition is the world of men! Thou shalt not violate its sacredness!
Watch the rivalry of pride between two males of dancing muscles and surging blood~!
* Ossu (押忍): A greeting used between close male friends (a manly greeting). Would translate to something like “Yo!” or “Whazzup!” Also decided to keep this since it’s such a distinguishing part of Tetora’s character.
|Sorry for the late intro! I’m Tetota Nagumo, 1st year in Karate Club! I’ll be in charge of commentary and tallying up the votes for the “32nd DreamFes - Dragon King Competition”! Ossu!
My hobby is muscle training! Favorite food is galbi!* My dream for the future is to become the manliest of men!
Well, that kind of personal stuff doesn’t matter too much, anyway! More importantly, pay attention to the match!
The rules for the “Dragon King Competition” make it possible for the match to be decided in a split second!
Pay close attention! To men's’ way of life, both sweaty and noble….!
* Galbi (カルビ): Galbi or kalbi generally refers to a variety of rilled dishes in Korean cuisine that are made with marinated beef (or pork) short ribs in a ganjang-based sauce (Korean soy sauce).
Did you find out the details for this DreamFes, Yuuki?
|Hm~…. There’s never much info for B1, so it was a little hard to find much, but I think I got all the basic stuff down.
There are records of the “Dragon King Competition” being held multiple times in the past. It’s actually a pretty traditional stray match.
Looks like it’s usually organized by the Karate Club or other martial arts clubs.
And apparently, whoever wins the “Dragon King Competition” gets to organize the next one with their club.
And they get to be called by the nickname, “Dragon King”. So it’s like a title match~♪
Including all the “Dragon King Competitions” that were held in the past, all of them are individual matches. In other words, it’s a one-on-one DreamFes.
If you were to sum up the theme of the DreamFes, I guess it’d be, “A DreamFes for determining the strongest man in Yumenosaki Academy”.
|So it really is just like a title match in combat sports…. Do they start punching each other, too?|
|Yeah, apparently so. A special feature in the “Dragon King Competition” is, “You’re allowed to directly attack your opponent while they’re singing or otherwise during their performance”.
With all the punching and kicking each other, apparently it always get a little bloody every time~
So basically, if you’re down for a count of ten, you lose. And if you lose consciousness or get knocked out of the ring, it’s a KO loss.
It seems so dangerous~ I think it might be the most violent DreamFes in our school.
Of course, if both teams manage to safely finish their performances, the winner is decided through votes like a normal DreamFes. So basically, it’ll be based on points, then?
There have been several “Dragon King Competitions” that lasted until they decided the winner through points at the end.
|Hm. I’ll explain to the transfer student how voting works.
When you enrolled, you should have been given a psyllium* along with your uniform and student card. Do you have it with you right now?
Unless you have that psyllium, you won’t be counted as one of the audience members in DreamFes, so you should always carry it with you.
* Psyllium (サイリウム): Refers to disposable pen lights. You snap them and the chemical inside reacts to the stimulation and gives off light. Here, they don’t seem to be the disposable type, but I decided to keep the name.
|Hm, so you did bring it with you, that’s good. Look at the bottom of the psyllium. You should see a dial there.
Turning the dial changes the display to any number between one to ten.
The number it’s set to will be recorded as a vote for the individual or “unit” performing up onstage.
In official DreamFes, the psyllium give off an electric signal, and the votes are tallied up by machine, but….
In the case of stray matches, or B1, the votes are tallied up manually by looking at the colors of the psyllium.
If the score you give is a one, the color will be white, if it’s a two, it’s yellow…. and so on. The psyllium is programmed to change the color it gives off according to the number at the bottom.
|You can score from one to ten, with ten being the highest, which makes it change to rainbow- colored.
It’s our dream one day to see everyone in the audience making their psyllium glow rainbow-colored~♪
|The ones performing can also get an idea of what their score is by looking at the color of the psyllium.
It’d be a good idea for you to memorize soon which color represents which score.
|You can change the color of the psyllium, or your score, any number of times during the performance.
Whenever one individual or “unit’s” performance has ended, there’ll be an announcement that they’ve finished tallying up the votes….
And that’s when you should set the dial to zero, and turn off the light for the time being♪
|Well, as long as you remember all of that, you should be able to watch DreamFes without any problems. Is there anything in our explanation you need clarification on so far, Transfer Student?|
|Akehoshi, what do you mean you’re “back”? Where did you even go off to?
I was wondering why I didn’t see you anywhere…. Don’t just wander off on your own too much.
|Sorry, sorry. I was just afraid that lunch would end while we were watching the DreamFes, so I dashed to the cafeteria and bought some light snacks!
For some reason, the people at the cafeteria always tell me, “You look so frail! Eat a lot so you grow big and strong!” and give me a bunch of food!
So I’ll share it with all of you~☆
|Hm. Now that you mention, we were supposed to go to the cafeteria so that we could eat lunch. I’m feeling a bit hungry myself. I guess you can be sensible sometimes, Akehoshi.|
|Ahaha, yeah, I’m starving, personally! My stomach feels like it could cave in with how empty it is right now☆
Everyone, eat up, eat up! You can’t fight on an empty stomach, after all!
Well, not that we’ll be the ones fighting! Now then, I wonder what kind of sparkling “dreams” we’ll be able to witness today!