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Index Manga 155

Dec 13th, 2020
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  1. Chapter 155
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  3. 01
  4.  
  5. Margin: The Pope walks through the Italian capital of Rome.
  6.  
  7. Box: Rome, Near the Vatican
  8.  
  9. Man: I do not like this, Your Holiness.
  10.  
  11. Man: Traveling on foot is simply too dangerous.
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  14.  
  15. Man: We have security in place, but it is far from perfect.
  16. Man: You should use vehicles with spell protection.
  17. Pope: I am aware.
  18.  
  19. Man: There are more efficient ways to demonstrate that Christianity treats all as equals.
  20. Man: It would be better to visit an orphanage or welfare facility after making a donation.
  21.  
  22. Pope: I said I am aware.
  23.  
  24. SFX: Back away
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  27.  
  28. Pope: When...
  29.  
  30. Pope: was it again?
  31.  
  32. Pope: I was passing by Lambeth Palace for a meeting with the Anglican Church.
  33.  
  34. Kanzaki: Archbishop!
  35. Kanzaki: Have you reviewed your Christmas schedule?
  36.  
  37. Kanzaki: You will be visiting 43 orphanages and welfare facilities while dressed as Santa.
  38. Kanzaki: Keep in mind that this is an official duty.
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  41.  
  42. Lola: Of course!
  43. Lola: I have already acquired a stunning miniskirt Santa costume!
  44.  
  45. Kanzaki: Please tell me I misheard you.
  46. Kanzaki: Miniskirt?
  47.  
  48. Lola: To be honest, it is so terribly embarrassing for me as well.
  49. Lola: But remember...
  50. Lola: I must be willing to make some sacrifices for the pious Anglican believers.
  51.  
  52. Kanzaki: Not that kind of sacrifice,
  53. Kanzaki: you pervert!!
  54. Lola: Perv-!?
  55.  
  56. Lola: Are miniskirt Santas so out of style...
  57. Lola: they make you a pervert now!?
  58. Kanzaki: The problem is the Anglican Archbishop wearing something as revealing as a miniskirt.
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  61.  
  62. Lola: Is a mere miniskirt not enough...
  63. Lola: for your more REFINED tastes, Kanzaki?
  64.  
  65. Kanzaki: Wh-what are you-!!?
  66. Lola: The Fallen Angel Maid, was it?
  67. Kanzaki: Wh-wh-wh-who told you about that!!!?
  68.  
  69. Lola: I suppose someone pushing the envelope when it comes to revealing would need to go that far...
  70. Lola: to repay the Imagine Breaker boy in the traditional Japanese fashion.
  71.  
  72. Lola: I could never do that myself, of course.
  73.  
  74. Kanzaki: Shut it, you amateur!!
  75. Lola: Eek!
  76. SFX: Jump
  77. SFX: Bff
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  80.  
  81. Kanzaki: I'm not going to sit here and take this!
  82. Kanzaki: I wouldn't even be indebted to him if you hadn't installed that "collar" in that girl!!!
  83. Lola: K-Kanzaki? Is that any way to speak to your Archbishop?
  84.  
  85. Pope: Lola Stuart, Archbishop of the Anglican Church.
  86. Pope: I feel like she was smiling exactly like that a decade ago and a decade before that.
  87.  
  88. Pope: She is among the people.
  89. Pope: And with the people.
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  92.  
  93. Man: Do not bother yourself with that.
  94. Pope: It is fine.
  95.  
  96. Girl: Stop.
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  99.  
  100. Girl: Who knows what would happen to me if you got your fancy clothes dirty.
  101.  
  102. Man: How rude.
  103. Man: Not even a child should speak to the Pope like that!
  104.  
  105. Man: This is a problem.
  106. Man: Yes! Yes!!
  107. Man: We can't let this stand!!
  108. Man: The believers here in Rome should be held to a higher standard!
  109.  
  110. SFX: Sigh
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  112. 09
  113.  
  114. Title: #155 "The Expected Time"
  115.  
  116. Margin: A Certain Magical Index Volumes 1-24 are on sale from Gan Gan Comics!!
  117.  
  118. Pope: When did we...
  119. Pope: end up like this?
  120. Credit: Story: Kamachi Kazuma
  121. Art: Kogino Chuuya
  122. Character Designs: Haimura Kiyotaka
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  125.  
  126. Pope: Acqua?
  127.  
  128. Pope: You say you will only take his right arm.
  129. Pope: But Vento said God's Right Seat cannot change its plans.
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  132.  
  133. Acqua: That was due to her personality.
  134.  
  135. Acqua: The problems with that boy all stem from his right arm.
  136. Acqua: Take that and the threat is eliminated.
  137. Acqua: We do not have time to mess with a mere child.
  138.  
  139. Pope: I would prefer it that way.
  140.  
  141. Pope: I have heard the boy is a nonbeliever.
  142. Pope: I would hate to kill him when he has not consciously chosen to be an enemy of god.
  143.  
  144. Acqua: I do not know what you expect of me...
  145. Acqua: but I am not as good or loving a person as you.
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  148.  
  149. Acqua: If I must kill him, I will.
  150.  
  151. Acqua: It is possible some choices and happenstance will prevent such a future.
  152. Acqua: But they may not.
  153.  
  154. Pope: Such a strange situation.
  155.  
  156. Pope: A God's Right Seat advisor is in enemy territory...
  157. Pope: and I can only watch from the Vatican.
  158. Pope(thought): The Roman Catholic Church has 2 billion followers around the world.
  159. Pope(thought): The 4-member God's Right Seat was created to secretly assist the Popes that lead all those people.
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  162.  
  163. Pope: Perhaps we have grown too reliant on them.
  164.  
  165. Pope: When did it happen?
  166. Pope: They were meant to exist outside the church hierarchy...
  167. Pope: yet now they seem to hold the most central position of all.
  168.  
  169. Acqua: My next report will likely be after the deed is done.
  170. Acqua: Whether the target is alive or dead.
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  173.  
  174. SFX: Boom
  175.  
  176. Acqua: Are they using small particles in the air to break apart matter?
  177.  
  178. SFX: Beeeep
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  181.  
  182. SFX: Beep beep
  183. Voice: Lack of oxygen detected across Level 3.
  184. Voice: Please swiftly evacuate to buildings designated disaster shelters...
  185. Voice: or equip the installed oxygen pumps.
  186. Voice: Repeat...
  187. Notices: Warning: Lack of oxygen detected across Level 3.
  188.  
  189. Acqua: THEY must intend to bring down the entire level to take me out.
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  192.  
  193. Acqua: I sense no human presence.
  194. Acqua: They are all unmanned.
  195. Acqua: Which is how they got this close in the first place.
  196.  
  197. Pope: This sounds bad.
  198. Acqua: What makes you think that?
  199.  
  200. Acqua: Academy City is...
  201. Acqua: a wonderful place...
  202. Acqua: for giving me a bloodless battlefield.
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  205.  
  206. Acqua: Perfect for warming up.
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  209.  
  210. Box: Royal Academy of Arts, London
  211.  
  212. Sherry: When I heard the British Library was calling...
  213. Sherry: I had a feeling it was you, Orsola.
  214.  
  215. Sherry: I have to teach myself something new every time you call.
  216. Sherry: Not that art is something you make by following instructions.
  217.  
  218. Orsola: My, my, Sherry.
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  221.  
  222. Orsola: Oversized garbage pickup is on Monday.
  223. Sherry: I know you're answering some older question, so just get to the point.
  224.  
  225. Orsola: It is about Acqua of the Back.
  226.  
  227. Orsola: I discovered a few curious entries in the library's records of past magical incidents.
  228.  
  229. Orsola: I will send you the illustration that might be a clue.
  230. Orsola: I wanted your expert opinion.
  231.  
  232. Sherry: This is an escutcheon.
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  235.  
  236. Box: Academy City District 22 Level 7
  237.  
  238. Tatemiya: Acqua of the Back appears to be fighting some unmanned Academy City weapons in Level 3's park.
  239.  
  240. Amakusas: Isn't Level 3 where...
  241. Amakusas: Itsuwa and the boy were attacked?
  242.  
  243. Amakusas: Are we going there?
  244. Tatemiya: No.
  245.  
  246. Tatemiya: We already know what would happen if we attack without a plan.
  247. Tatemiya: We can't expect reinforcements, but we need to wait for some info from the Anglicans.
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  250.  
  251. Tatemiya: Now is not the optimal time.
  252.  
  253. Tatemiya: So what we must do...
  254. Tatemiya: is simple.
  255. Box: Strengthening and fortifying weapons beyond what a covert mission allows for.
  256.  
  257. Box: Adding magical support to clothing.
  258. Tatemiya: We have to make sure we're ready.
  259.  
  260. Box: Rechecking nearby terrain.
  261. Box: Confirming routes and formations.
  262.  
  263. Itsuwa: Please wait 3 hours.
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  266.  
  267. SFX: Scrape scrape
  268.  
  269. SFX: Squeak
  270. Itsuwa: It takes time...
  271.  
  272. SFX: Spray
  273. Itsuwa: to hone...
  274. Itsuwa: a blade for use against a monster.
  275.  
  276. Itsuwa: I've felt his attack for myself...
  277. Itsuwa: so I know what I need if I hope to stand up to him.
  278. SFX: Scrape scrape scrape scrape scrape
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  281.  
  282. SFX: Scraaaape
  283. SFX: Scrape! Scrape! Scrape!
  284.  
  285. Amakusas: Wh-what do we do!?
  286. Amakusas: She's as fired up as an oil refinery in flames!
  287. Tatemiya: I-it's better than the empty shell she was at the hospital.
  288.  
  289. SFX: Ringitty ring♪
  290.  
  291. Orsola: My, my.
  292. Orsola: Is this Tatemiya?
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  295.  
  296. Tatemiya: Ohhh!
  297. Tatemiya: Miss Orsola!!
  298.  
  299. Tatemiya: Your voice is so soothing!!
  300. Orsola: Um, I must have the wrong person.
  301. Orsola: I apologize for-
  302. Tatemiya: It's me!! Don't hang uuuup!
  303.  
  304. Orsola: This is about what you had me researching.
  305.  
  306. Orsola: We have discovered Acqua of the Back's past.
  307.  
  308. Bottom left: To be continued in the Shounen Gan Gan March Issue - Friday, February 12
  309. Bottom right: Is this a clue to defeating him!?
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