Thursday, August 23, 2012

Queen's Blade Backstories: Rebellion Aldra and Izumi

The HJ scans are somewhat tardy this month... but we'll get to those eventually. In the meantime, did you know that this humble blog just made 2 years this month? Thank you very much to all you guys who drop by regularly, and especially to those of you who comment and liven this up!

To celebrate, I thought it'd be a good time to start translating what I'm going to call the "backstories": those blurbs of text in the backcover of the books, that seem to be some kind of battle-oriented prologue. The idea was to go from newest to oldest, but I couldn't resist the puppy eyes below.


Rebellion Aldra

Hey, darling, wake up.
Geez, you’re already oversleeping.
Ah, you woke up.
Good morning, darling.
Geez, to wake the other up with a kiss is the role of the prince!

I made breakfast. Your favorite rice dish.
Though it was a little expensive, since I received a lot of tips from the regular costumers yesterday, every once in a while…

Eh, what kind of people are my costumers, you say?
Oh my, are you jealous?
Though I understand. Al is crazy about you. Only for you.
Geez, don’t make me say such a thing in the morning, how embarrassing…

Hey, darling.
I have something important to tell you.
I will be going away for a while.
I'm sorry, please don’t ask me why.
But one thing is for sure. I’m leaving for our sake.

You, who saved me when I had lost it all, are the most precious to me.
And, you’re all I have now.
To protect you, I…

Knock, knock! 

“Mada~m, how long will you keep us waiting? I have no more patience!”

“Hohoho, isn’t it fine? At any rate, we’ll have ple~nty of time from now on. Let’s do this carefully, ca~refully, right?”

Geez, I have to go. Sorry for the sudden departure.
Then, I’m leaving, darling.

Sure enough, for the sake of protecting the husband she loves, can Aldra win using the wicked summoned beasts?

They won’t know that unless they fight.


“Hey, that girl has followed us all along, though.”

The Alchemy Strategist Yuit pulled the sleeve of her “sister”, the leader of the Rebel Army Annelotte, and whispered into her ear.

“That’s right. Why shouldn’t we take her, if she wants to come along too?”

Annelotte was as carefree as always.

“That’s no good! Since we’ll be carrying out an important strategy to strike the enemy base from now on. It’s not rational to take her in like this!”

“But, samurais are the strongest fighters in Hinomoto, and didn’t she say herself that she was a considerable master? I’ll welcome such a strong fighter.”

“Did you decide it on such a downright lie! Anyways, don’t do it because she was friendly to big bro a little while ago, since she’s just like following us for the time being like a puppy that is being fed.”

Suddenly, Izumi blew loudly the whistle made from strange shells that hung from her waist.

“Noisy! What is it?”

“It’s you over there who are noisy. I heard the whole thing! Calling someone a fake.”

“Oh my, how rude.”

“Mainly, it’s not that I’m following you. Aren’t you guys who are walking in front of me-!"

Then, in front of the party, a really powerful enemy at a glance stood in their way.

“Hey! I was found because you blew that strange whatever made of shellfish! Take responsibility for it!”

Izumi had been nervous for a while.

“Alright, I’ll do it! I, I’m Izumi of the War God Fencing! Come on, bring it on!”

Sure enough, can Izumi win against this powerful opponent?

They won’t know that unless they fight.

“S, since I’m winning no matter what, then… can I go with you?”


  1. Congrats on 2 successful years of the blog!

    And thanks for the translation of the backstories.

  2. Happy blog birthday!

    A big, big thank you for making this great fun game and keeping it up updated so well! :)

  3. This blog is, to me, the #1 resource for in-depth information on Queen's Blade/Rebellion/Gate/Grimoire on the internet - that it hosts such an awesome game is a generous extra (I know that's backwards for the blog's actual goals, but it's how I view it).

    Happy second anniversary of Queen's Blade Battle! Here's to still being here in another two years!

  4. Congratulations on this magnificent achievement!

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  6. This blog is certainly the best source of information about queen's blade! I come here daily checking for new info. Of course, there's also the queen's blade game, which I play regularly with my friend! Thanks for the hard work, and Congratulations on this 2 yers of the blog!

  7. Happy Blog Birthday! I couldn't be happier with how things have turned out so far with all the Queen's Blade content we've been getting.

  8. Happy Blog Aniversary!
    Thanks for your hard work on QBBattle and on this blog!