Eyeshield 21 + HiruMamo (1/?)
#This moment though #this moment#AND I’M REALLY ANNOYED THAT THIS TRANSLATION IS A THING BECAUSE THAT’S NOT WHAT SHE’S SAYING#It’s really important that this moment goes here#Because there’s such a lot going on#and with Mamori’s character her immediate connection to the protagonist in terms of plot impact is that she ‘doesn’t get it’#she’s the dupe #and that could easily be the thing with her: she’s a girl#or the person holding on too tight #she just ‘doesn’t get it’#when the ‘it’ is football but also the function football has for these characters which is basically comradeship#so it could easily be ‘girl is excluded from the bromance’#or at best ‘neutral female on the sidelines’#but here she’s set up as this misguided juggernaut who plows in without the whole picture and then that’s pushed sideways by this complicate#d bit of negotiation#where actually - although Hiruma could probably end up wriggling out of it - she has a powerful threat to him#which she under her own agency withholds while making it clear that she understands all the implications#because she also understands the priority he’s working under and she already cares for it even though she’s currently completely in oppositi#on to him #and it’s also clear here in the manner of her delivery#that she understands it’s a personal thing not just a question of obstructing his plans#so it’s made clear both that she understands the role football plays in this series from the beginning#and that she’s capable of seeing through a character far more opague than Sena without really trying#which makes her misunderstanding of sena far more complex and personal than it would otherwise be#and by not even trying to get them disqualified in a way she commits to the football team before Sena himself ever does#and in a way which is unrelated to following him #just MAMORI okay#she’s just the best and most amazing and fantastic
I thought of pointing out the mistranslation but didn’t think this was necessary, but this. ALL OF THIS. Please note that Mamori wasn’t that harsh and didn’t want to disqualify him, in a sense she said he COULD get disqualified and you can sense the hesitance that she doesn’t really want to do it cause she knows, she understands. She’s seen how the team struggled, especially with regards to Musashi. There’s no way she really wants to disqualify him.