[SideM] Dramatic Star☆Sentai DraStars -Fierce Battle! Double Devils-


I actually translated this event a couple months ago, but I only just now finished up translating W’s card lines, so I thought that maybe I should write about it.
The event is available to read here.

I saw that no one had translated this event yet, so I was excited to be able to work on it. I could feel Teru’s love for heroes so deeply in my soul!!!!!! Me too Teru!!!!!!!!

I mentioned it before, but I wonder if the timing of this event was intentional? It’s a sentai themed event that started on February 22, 2016. That’s around the time frame that a new sentai season starts, as well as 2016 being Super Hero Year!
I know it has to be a coincidence, but I also enjoy how DraStars are animal themed just like that year’s sentai, Zyuohger.

I couldn’t help myself but to slip very toku influenced translations in this event, but I did make sure it made sense when I did and didn’t actually change any of the meanings.

The only translation choice I feel like I should explain a bit more on is the DraStar introductions. The original is “__ドラスター、参上!” Which is basically, “__ DraStar has arrived!”.  参上 is pretty common, and since the Double Devils also introduce themselves with it, I thought I should find another approach to the DraStars’.
Naturally, it should still mean that they have arrived, or shown up, etc.. My train of thought back then is lost on me now, but I came to the conclusion that it should be based on “rising stars”. Rising as star idols, but also a light dawning on the darkness (evil). And so, “Risen!” Maybe there’s a better choice I could have ended up with, but I think this works nicely.

Well, it’s a very fun event! There’s not much to say about it since it’s so short, but it does give us some more fun stuff for both Dramatic Stars and W.
I’m looking forward to the Theater 315 whenever it comes out!! We’ll finally get our full blown DraStars sentai!!!!!!!!!!

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