Chapter 1 - Three Conditions
Isuke profile
Manager
Okay, let me show you around the dorm.
Izumi profile
Izumi
(I came here hoping to find a clue about my dad. Didn't think I'd end up being a part of Dad's old troupe!)
Izumi profile
Izumi
(Plus there's the three conditions that Yakuza guy Furuichi laid out...)
[Flashback Start] 
Izumi profile
Izumi
So what are they?
Sakyo profile
Sakyo
Listen up, because I'm not going to repeat myself.
One: The new Spring Troupe is to launch their debut show within the next month, with a full house on closing night.
Two: You are to form four sub-troupes like there used to be, and each must run a successful show by the end of the year.
Three: The theater's debt is to be fully paid off within the year.
If you fail to meet any one these three conditions, I'm turning this place into a cabaret--No ifs, ands, or buts.
Isuke profile
Manager
But that's crazy! You can't expect us to pull all of those miracles off!
Sakyo profile
Sakyo
Then I can tear down the sign right now instead.
Isuke profile
Manager
How callous!
Izumi profile
Izumi
So the debut show isn't enough for you and now you're piling on doing four shows by the end of the year? You're asking for the impossible here!
There's only ten months left in the year! Couldn't you at least give us twelve?!
Sakyo profile
Sakyo
Stop whining like a damn child!
Izumi profile
Izumi
I--!
Isuke profile
Manager
Eek!
Sakyo profile
Sakyo
Do you know how much this theater owes? I'll tell you. Ten million yen.
Izumi profile
Izumi
Ten million?!
Tsuzuru profile
Tsuzuru
Dang, seriously?
Sakuya profile
Sakuya
That's more money than I can even imagine...
Izumi profile
Izumi
Wow, okay, point taken. Let's pack up, guys. I think we're done here.
Isuke profile
Manager
You can't be serious!
Sakyo profile
Sakyo
You get it, now? I'm doing you a favor by being so lenient. You're not getting any more concessions from me. Now...
If you'd prefer to pay it off by turning some tricks, I'm sure something could be arranged.
Izumi profile
Izumi
How could you even-
Masumi profile
Masumi
Don't you dare touch her.
Sakyo profile
Sakyo
...
Masumi profile
Masumi
...
Isuke profile
Manager
So you're saying that if she just turned a trick or two...
Izumi profile
Izumi
HELLO?! I'm standing right here! Are you seriously considering this an option?!
Tsuzuru profile
Tsuzuru
What are you thinking?!
Sakuya profile
Sakuya
Tricks? Like, magic tricks?
Isuke profile
Manager
I-I was just imagining it, is all... Homina, homina...
Izumi profile
Izumi
(Not only is he the worst liar, but he sounds like he stepped out of a cartoon from the 30's. Great.)
Sakyo profile
Sakyo
Hmph. In any case, have one last condition.
Izumi profile
Izumi
And that is?
Sakyo profile
Sakyo
You.
Izumi profile
Izumi
Listen, you can take your 'tricks' and just--
Sakyo profile
Sakyo
You are to be the general director of the troupe. That's my last condition.
Isuke profile
Manager
Sounds like a plan!
Izumi profile
Izumi
Hey, don't just put words in my mouth! To begin with, why am I one of the conditions anyway?
Sakyo profile
Sakyo
You've seen the sorry operation this mophead runs. You'll be disbanded in a month if I let him be in charge.
Isuke profile
Manager
Ouch...the man's got a point...
Izumi profile
Izumi
Look, I was just helping drum up members today. I didn't sign up to direct anything.
Sakyo profile
Sakyo
Oh, so you're going to ditch. Just like your father did.
Izumi profile
Izumi
What's that supposed to mean?
Sakyo profile
Sakyo
I've heard your father was general director when he abandoned ship.
Guess he gave up as soon as business started going south. I see the apple doesn't fall far from the tree.
Izumi profile
Izumi
You...
Isuke profile
Manager
Yukio's not like that at all!
Sakyo profile
Sakyo
Then tell me why your theater is in the shape it is now?
Isuke profile
Manager
Well, uh...
Izumi profile
Izumi
(Did Dad really flee from his responsibilities?)
(No, that can't possibly be true. He poured his heart and soul into this place. He could never abandon it.)
...
(He never came home as it was. And the few times he did, all he'd talk about was theater. He wouldn't even take me out to play anywhere.)
(But that was all because he loved it that much. Because he loved this troupe.)
(I don't want to see Dad's hard work disappear for good.)
(This theater is the castle that Dad built for himself, as far as I'm concerned. The proof and embodiment of everything he poured into his work.)
(I refuse to let such a priceless treasure be destroyed.)
If I stay, then would you please retract your previous statement, Mr. Yakuza?
Sakyo profile
Sakyo
Which part?
Izumi profile
Izumi
My dad did not run away. And he didn't abandon anything or anyone.
Sakyo profile
Sakyo
Meet the rest of my conditions and I'll consider it.
Izumi profile
Izumi
You're on.
Sakyo profile
Sakyo
Serving as general director means cleaning up after this troupe of circus clowns for the rest of the year.
Izumi profile
Izumi
You have my word that I'll take full responsibility.
Isuke profile
Manager
Heck yeah! Three cheers for our director!
Sakyo profile
Sakyo
Hmph. Let's see how far you make it.
This farce should only last until next month's show, anyway. I'll come to see the empty house on closing night.
Also, I better not hear you call me Mr. Yakuza anymore. My name's Sakyo Furuichi.
Izumi profile
Izumi
Sakyo it is, then.
Sakyo profile
Sakyo
Pull out, Sakoda!
Sakoda profile
Sakoda
You're the boss, boss!
Isuke profile
Manager
Yeah, don't let the door hit you on the way out, ya goons!
Izumi profile
Izumi
(Sure, stand up to them now, why don't you!)
Isuke profile
Manager
Time to roll up our sleeves and get next month's show off the ground! Go, team!
Sakuya profile
Sakuya
Uh, yeah!
Tsuzuru profile
Tsuzuru
I dunno about this...
Isuke profile
Manager
We're all in the same boat, and we'll make it together!
Izumi profile
Izumi
How can you be so optimistic? It takes half a year to put this stuff together normally. We have a month. One!
Isuke profile
Manager
Easy - We've got you, Director!
Izumi profile
Izumi
Are you listening to a word I say?!
Isuke profile
Manager
We've been missing a director ever since Yukio vanished. I've been managing the whole show by myself, but it just hasn't worked out.
So I'm sure we'll be fine now that we have a real director! We can all be at our best, just like the old days.
I know we're in good hands with Yukio's daughter!
Izumi profile
Izumi
Matsukawa...
(Is it just a sign of how much faith they had in my father?)
Isuke profile
Manager
Hum-hum-hum... Paying off our debt in a year! Once that's outta the way, maybe we could go for some renovations!
Izumi profile
Izumi
(Somehow I think his sense of urgency, or complete lack thereof, is what put him in this mess to start with...)
Sakuya profile
Sakuya
So, um, the troupe's not going away?
Tsuzuru profile
Tsuzuru
This seems dicey to me. Can we really do this?
Masumi profile
Masumi
You're signing on too, right?
Izumi profile
Izumi
(Everybody's so worried. Guess my first job as director is pump everyone up.)
We've gotten this far, so all we have to do is keep going. Don't worry. I'll figure something out, somehow!
Isuke profile
Manager
Director, my director...!
Sakuya profile
Sakuya
I'm in your hands!
Tsuzuru profile
Tsuzuru
Might as well stick it out while I'm here.
Masumi profile
Masumi
I couldn't care less about the troupe, but as long as you're sticking around, so am I.
Izumi profile
Izumi
Looking forward to working with all of you!
Isuke profile
Manager
Ahh, I haven't felt so secure since Yukio disappeared! I'm gonna sleep like a log tonight!
Izumi profile
Izumi
(I wish I could say the same. Is this really going to work out?)
(I'm still skeptical, but the Mankai Company is Dad's legacy. And I'll do whatever it takes to protect it.)
[End Flashback] 
Izumi profile
Izumi
(Boy, that was a lot of responsibility to take on in such a short amount of time.)
Isuke profile
Manager
Over here!
Izumi profile
Izumi
Ah, coming!
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