: [translator's notes]
71. The Choral Contest
Araragi: The Choral Contest? Ah...that was traumatic.
Hachikuji: Really? Why was that? I don't particularly see how that's an event that
Araragi: I hate singing, you see, so I put myself up for conducting. And without
Hachikuji: What did you think would happen?*
Araragi: I bet Senjougahara all but died of laughter at that time too.
[*lit. What were you doing?]
72. Test of Courage
Araragi: Test of Courage. It seems like such an event took place at school when I
Hachikuji: "Seems like.."?
Araragi: I wasn't invited.
Hachikuji: ...well, Senjougahara-san probably wasn't invited either, right?
Araragi: Actually, it seems like she was, but she turned it down.
Hachikuji: Araragi-san, does that mean that, in your class, you were left out even
Araragi: No one knew my cell phone number. Dammit! I wanted to turn down the
Hachikuji: You're warped, aren't you...
73. The break between classes (or "The rest-break)
Araragi: A ten-minute break between classes is pretty short, huh? By the time
Hanekawa: Well, it's a rest-break, not a play-break. I think it's set so that you can
Araragi: Still, with just those 10 minutes, the Pro of the Rest-Break can get to the
Hanekawa: Who's the Pro of the Rest-Break?
Araragi: Ms. Kanbaru.**
[*lit: stand and read]
[** he says "Kanbaru Pro", which, if I'm not mistaken, is how professionals in chess, go and shougi etc can be addressed. What do we do in English again? Do we even use titles?]
74. Student numbers (in class)
Kanbaru: "The evils of managing people with numbers". There's a debate about
Araragi: So there is.
Kanbaru: But if we're talking about that, then the numbers on the backs of
Araragi: Well, it's not like you can remember each and every name on the opposing
Araragi: For me, I don't even remember my classmates' names.
Kanbaru: How cold of you.
Araragi: Not really, after all*, they don't remember my name either.
[*lit: let me just say this]
75. The Cultural Festival
Hachikuji: Is it the same as always? Araragi-san, do you also hold dark memories
Araragi: No no. Look at this year - I was the vice-committee leader supporting
Hachikuji: How about last year and the one before that?
Araragi: No comment.