Translated the One Punch Man Maji Drama CD Vol. 4, titled ‘Charanko, Learning’. The event is presumed to be taking place sometime after Garou began his hero hunt, but before Garou fought Tank Top Vegetarian.
- Sound of punches and kicks
Garou: Huff…huff…damn you geezer!
Bang: You’re no longer welcome at my dojo, Garou
- Sound of punch
Charanko: It’s been 6 months since that incident
Bang: Water Stream Rock Smashing Fist
Charanko: As one would expect from Master Bang!
Charanko: My name is Charanko
Charanko: I am Master Bang’s top disciple in this dojo
Charanko: Where he teaches Water Stream Rock Smashing Fist
Charanko: Today we are having guests from the Hero Association, which almost never happens
Charanko: First, an officer from the Association, a man named Sitch
Sitch: Wonderful, even as a layman
Sitch: I can understand the efficiency of your movements, and appreciate their beauty
Sitch: You’re amazing, Silver Fang! Right you guys?
Guy A: Oh really?
Guy B: Well, I guess it’s cool if you’re into gymnastics
Guy C: Looks slow as molasses, if you could defeat monsters with this we wouldn’t need to train so hard
Charanko: …and then there are these jerkoffs, who are Tank Top Master’s lackeys
Bang: Oh? You brought some real pompous kids here, right Sitch?
Sitch: How dare you guys!
Sitch: The S-Class hero is demonstrating his moves just for you, show some gratitude and give your best efforts to learn!
Sitch: Why do you think we’re here at Silver Fang’s Dojo in the first place!
Guy A: Tank Top Master is our only master.
Guy B: That’s right, here’s the bottom line: no tank top, no dice.
Guy C: Mm, we’ll become stronger as long as we focus on developing physiques and exercises that are compatible with tank tops
Guy C: That’s what Tank Top Master told us, and he is never wrong
Sitch: Tank Top Master is the reason why I brought you guy here
Sitch: He wanted you to experience martial arts as well
Sitch: Are you going to say something, Tank Top Master?
TTM: You lot, that was very rude to Silver Fang
TTM: Treat seniors with some respect
TTM: How can you call yourselves Tank Toppers while acting like this?
Charanko: This is Tank Top Master
Charanko: His behavior would indicate that he’s somewhat of a special case
Bang: It’s okay, don’t sweat it. We all take different paths towards greater strength.
Bang: What about you, Metal Bat?
Metal Bat: This metal bat is all I need
Metal Bat: I’m not interested in stuff like martial arts.
Metal Bat: I only promised Sitch that I’d come to see what’s up so he would stop nagging me
Charanko: This kid who looks like he belongs in a biker gang appears to be a hero called Metal Bat
Charanko: Is this what heroes look like?
Sitch: That’s because you’re only 17 years old and have exceptional athletic abilities
Sitch: You’re wasting away your potentials if you keep swinging your bat like a brawler in every fight
Sitch: I wanted to bring you here so you could learn to use your body to its maximum potential
Metal Bat: I really can’t be bothered, plus I’ve never lost, that’s good enough isn’t it?
Metal Bat: Hey, what if I beat Silver Fang right here, will you acknowledge my abilities?
Bang: Oh, now that sounds interesting, want to give it a go?
Sitch: Eh…wait a second you two! There’s no need to get serious!
Bang: Worry not, I won’t hurt him
Metal Bat: You should worry about yourself, old man. Even though I never said I was serious…
Bang: That’s okay, just use your bat, make sure you aim straight, don’t miss
Metal Bat: Hmph, is this part of the martial arts experience, Sitch?
Sitch: Don’t tell me I didn’t try to stop this, Silver Fang
Bang: Alright, bring it on, kiddo!
Metal Bat: Hyaaa!
- Sound of metal bat swinging
Bang: What’s the matter? Where’s your aim?
Metal Bat: Arrghh!
- More grunting/swinging sounds from Metal Bat
Sitch: Un…unbelievable! They’re all near misses
Charanko: Duh! Attacks like that will never touch Master Bang!
Metal Bat: Running is the same as losing! Haaa!
- Loud explosion
PEOPLE IN DOJO: WOW
Bang: Oh, I only deflected half the power in that hit and it still blew away the wall, that’s quite a powerful attack!
Metal Bat: Wha…what was that just now?!
Metal Bat: One more time! Let me try again!
Bang: Fine by me, do your best!
GUY ?: Th...this is incredible! I’ve never seen people fly before!
GUY ?: No question about that, I thought only Tank Top Master could do something like this
Charanko: Hehehehe, what a bunch of fools, just look at the surprise on their faces
TTM: I see…so that’s the principle behind Silver Fang’s style
GUY ?: Eh? No way, Master, have you seen through that move!?
TTM: Ah, undoubtedly so, Silver Fang must be…
GUY ?: gulp
TTM: …wearing a tank top underneath!
GUY ?: Is that so!
GUY ?: That’s what I thought!
Charanko: Don’t just accept that as fact!
Sitch: Looks like bringing the Tank Top army here was a complete waste of time
Sitch: Well, this will be a good learning experience for Metal Bat at least, which reminds me…
Sitch: This is such a rare opportunity, and you’d rather sleep in the corner than watch the action…are you sure about that, Watchdog Man?
Charanko: ….ah that’s right, there’s one last hero I forgot to mention. He hasn’t said a single word so far…
Charanko: I guess that’s Watchdog Man
Watchdog Man: Eh…that was really loud, our time is almost up, I’m going home
Sitch: Hold on a minute, you haven’t done anything
Watchdog Man: Walks have time limits
- Sound of Watchdog Man running away
Charanko: There are so many weirdos…
Metal Bat: Huff…huff…damn it, again!
Bang: That’s fine by me, but your phone has been vibrating for a while
Metal Bat: What!? Argh, you’re right! So you noticed it even though I put it on vibration! Not bad, old man!
Metal Bat: crap! It’s from my sister! This is bad, it’s almost time to pick her up from her piano lesson!
Bang: So…shall we call this a draw?
Metal Bat: Pfft, what an annoying old man, I’ll come for my revenge, bank on it!
TTM: Oh, are we dismissed, Sitch?
Sitch: Looks like it, not like I have a choice
Sitch: I expected a lot more out of this
Bang: Hey Sitch, don’t forget our terms
Sitch: I know, in exchange for training at your dojo, Silver Fang’s disciple gets to learn from S-Class heroes
Sitch: Of course, I have received permission from the Hero Association, but Watchdog Man is gone, and Metal Bat seems to have some rather important matters to attend to
Bang: Hey, are you listening, Charanko?
Charanko: Yes! I’m right here!
Bang: Follow those three S-Class heroes to the scenes of their activities and see what you can learn from them
Bang: You’re not a hero…and you’ve probably never witnessed them in battle against monsters where they put their lives on the line
Charanko: Putting their lives on the line…that’s right!
Bang: Watchdog Man is the guardian of Q-City, keep going down that street, you should run into him
TTM: As far as we’re concerned, you will be very welcome at our Tank Top gathering
Bang: That’s it, now go along with Metal Bat, Charanko
Charanko: Mr. Metal Bat, pleased to meet…
Metal Bat: Huh? Is that so? So Sitch added this extra condition?
Metal Bat: Whatever, I’m about to start running, keep up!
Charanko: Eh? No trains or taxis?
Metal Bat: Huh? Of course not!
Charanko: Eh…sorry I asked
Charanko: I’ve never had the experience of being scolded by someone younger than I am
Metal Bat: Let’s go! Haaaaa!
Charanko: Wait for me!
- Running sound
Charanko: Huff…huff…Sitch wasn’t kidding with the athletic abilities, I’m falling far behind, but there are no emergencies right now, isn’t he just going to pick up his sister?
Charanko: Ah…at this rate, I’m not going to learn anything…
Monster: I’m a monster that’s just passing by, Cannon Fodder (やられ役)!
Charanko: It’s a monster!
Charanko: Great! I’m going to observe his battle with the monster carefully and try to learn as much as I can.
Monster: Get ready to die Metal Bat, you bastard! Once I beat you, I’ll be promoted to the main cast…
Metal Bat: OUTTA MY WAY!! AH!
- Sound of impact
Charanko: Insta…kill! I didn’t see anything! If it keeps going like this, I’ll…
Charanko: Wait, please wait!
Metal Bat: Huh?
Charanko: Pant…pant…just now…the monster…how did you…
Metal Bat: What? Didn’t you see what I did?
Charanko: I was kinda far away and… it was over in an instant
Metal Bat: well, first I was like PEW, and then I was like BANG
Charanko: Eh…I’m sorry, about that, could you maybe elaborate…
Metal Bat: As I was saying, the monster was right there, and I was like PEW, and then BANG, and then JIU, and then GONG, got it?
Charanko: Argh this guy, I can’t even…I’m just wasting my time
Metal Bat: Whoa, look at the time! Crap! I’m so late!
- Sound of explosion
Charanko: This can’t be helped, I should go check out Watchdog Man. Didn’t they say I’ll see him in Q-City?
- Sound of train
Charanko: So this is Q-City, I heard there’s a plaza in his name near the train station
Charanko: Look, there it is!
Charanko: Argh, I tripped on something…
Charanko: Eh? What is this liquid!? And what’s with all these chunks of flesh-looking stuff scattered about?
Woman: Excuse me sir, do you mind stepping aside? I need to clean this up.
Charanko: eh? Ah…yes.
- Sound of vacuum
Charanko: Em, what’s this stuff that you’re cleaning?
Woman: monster body parts
Charanko: Right…what? Monsters!? The monsters are here?
Woman: That’s right, Watchdog Man tears them apart, their body parts end up falling everywhere, so we come to clean them up.
Woman: What’s the matter? This happens all the time.
Woman: See all those people gathered over there across the street? On top of that tall platform, that’s where you’ll find Watchdog Man. He’s always there, protecting our city.
Charanko: Is…that so, looks like I missed the action
Woman: There’re lots of monsters lately, if you stay near the plaza, you might be able to catch Watchdog Man move a little
Woman: That said, it usually lasts only a few seconds
Woman: The monsters are usually scattered everywhere before we could even realize what’s happening
Charanko: I see…Master Bang, S-Class heroes can’t be used as reference at all!
Charanko: Eh…I think I’m at the right place, this should where the Tank Top army holds their meetings
- Sound of knocks on a door
GUY: Hm? Someone is here
Charanko: Hi, nice to meet you, I’m Charanko, I’m here to experience a hero’s battle first hand
GUY: Master, we have someone who wishes to partake in the Tank Top experience!
TTM: You’re finally here, Charanko
TTM: First of all, put on this tank top. Your master Silver Fang should be wearing one too
TTM: This one is made by me, and it’s being sold by the Hero’s Association as part of the official merchandise lineup.
Charanko: I don’t really think he’s wearing one but… there, I put it on
TTM: We occasionally hold Tank Top meetings like this to discuss how we can improve ourselves and become more deserving of our tank tops
Charanko: ah, is that so
- Sound of siren
Announcer: Emergency shelter alert, Disaster Level: Demon
TTM: Looks like a monster occurrence. Everybody, let’s go!
Tank Topper Army: Roger!
Charanko: Great! This time I’ll finally learn something!
GUY: Found it! Looks like the monster is over there!
TTM: Good, let’s take it out!
- Battle sound
TTM: What do you think, Charanko, do you get it now?
Charanko: I guess…muscles + numbers = combat prowess?
TTM: No, that’s not it! It’s tank top equals strength! That’s what I’m talking about
TTM: Especially for someone like me, who is able to unleash the power of tank tops to the extreme
TTM: I possess more tank top power than the rest of my group combined
Charanko: Is…is that so…
TTM: Have you learned anything from this experience?
Charanko: To be honest, not really. But I feel I can rely on you guys. Regardless of personality quirks, the heroes I’ve met today are all ridiculously powerful
Charanko: As long as you are around, we won’t have to fear any monster
Charanko: Even that scary senpai is nothing compared to S-Class heroes
TTM: Scary senpai? Aren’t you Silver Fang’s only disciple?
Charanko: Eh…well, it’s complicated
Garou: Come here, now you’re my sparring partner
Charanko: Nnnnnno way! I’m only a white belt!
Garou: Huh? What’s belt color got to do with battles? Come at me
Charanko: Senpai, gimme a break! Plus this is just practice, we’re not fighting for real
Charanko: I like to take it easy during training, that’s why I’m a bit of a noob
Garou: Aren’t you older than I am? Aren’t you ashamed of being looked down upon? Huh?
- Sound of punch
Charanko: Don’t pull your punch right before it lands! That’s scary!
Garou: You’re weak as hell. You don’t even qualify as a punching bag
Garou: Do you really want to be strong? Say, what are you gonna do if I were a monster?
Charanko: I’ll cry and beg and do everything I can so you’d let me go!
Charanko: I only started doing martial arts to become popular
Garou: Tsk, get out of my sight
Charanko: Thanks to him, I’m even less motivated nowadays
Charanko: Well, even though he’s been gone for 6 months
Charanko: I just triggered a lot of unhappy memories
TTM: What’s with the long face?
Charanko: Oh it’s nothing
TTM: So, I’m giving you this tank top as a souvenir
TTM: Try to become the man who deserve it
Charanko: Sigh, it’s night already?
Charanko: Let’s phone Master Bang and call it a day
Charanko: The way those heroes operate…I don’t think it’s meant for me
Charanko: I just need to push my Water Stream Rock Smashing Fist to the limit and become popular…
Garou: You’re in my way, stop daydreaming in the middle of the road
Charanko: Can’t you just walk around me?
Garou: You, what’s that in your hand?
Charanko: Huh? You mean this tank top?
Garou: There’s a Hero’s Association logo on it
Charanko: Ah this, Tank Top Master gave me this
Charanko: You can have it if you’re a fan. Do you want it?
Charanko: By the way, you sound familiar. Have we met?
Charanko: It’s too dark, I can’t see your face
Garou: Tsk, so you’re not a hero, I’ll let you live
Charanko: What do you mean by…
Saitama: Aaah, that’s why I said no in the first place
Charanko: Hah! That voice!
Saitama: There’s no way I can finish the jumbo pot sticker in 30 minutes
Genos: You think so? I believe it’s quite doable
Saitama: You just stuff it all in and let the machine take care the rest
Saitama: I’ve got a real digestive system you know
Saitama: Did you see the size of that pot sticker? It’s as big as a kid’s t-shirt!
Saitama: (BLARGH) I’m too full
Genos: Sensei, barfing at this moment would be dangerous
Genos: There’s the distinct possibility that you will involve nearby pedestrians
Charanko: Eh, what are you guys doing over there!
Genos: Heh, so it’s just Silver Fang’s disciple, barf all you want, Sensei
Charanko: What do you mean by that! Not to mention there’re other people around too! See he’s right behind…eh? He’s not there anymore
Saitama: Eh? So you know this guy, Genos?
Charanko: How dare you…we met at the Dojo! What are you two doing here?
Genos: Returning home after our patrol. Saitama sensei forgot his wallet again and was battling his hunger, so he took on the jumbo pot sticker challenge, because success would mean free food plus rewards.
Genos: Unfortunately, he failed
Genos: The restaurant demanded 5000 yen in fees, and we’re rushing home to get it
Charanko: What the hell was that? I’ve heard a lot of useless advice today, but you two take the cake. How can you even call yourselves heroes?
Genos: I don’t care about being a hero, power is the only thing I’m after
Charanko: Wh…what on earth does power have to do with eating competitions!?
Saitama: What, you want to become a hero?
Saitama: Then take the initiative and start helping others
Charanko: Huh, why is he getting serious all of a sudden. No way! Are you telling me the true hero who’s finally making an appearance… The one who’s going to leave a real impression is…this dude!?
Saitama: Therefore… can you lend me 5000 yen?
Charanko: Like hell I’m falling for that!
Junior high school student Saitama Episode 4Edit
Saitama, who celebrates the seasons and graduation ceremony of Z Municipal Peace Junior High School. A young parallel story of junior high school three years spent with friends, including a challenge that had never existed before, the final round of crying necessity!
Great thanks to the following people for providing the translations