Real Drive Episode 01 (Urashima Drive) Synopsis Translation

mopedronin:

Due to premiere at the ungodly hour of “25:29” (that’s 1:30AM for you normal folk) on the morning of the 9th (though the website says the 8th). As I understand it, this is the hour that Nippon TV believes its demography for this show is actually up. The demography being salarymen between the ages of 20 to 40 who have just gotten home from a long day’s work. I kid you not. This is the same timeslot that Cowboy Bebop originally premiered in as well, so NTV may not be completely off its rocker. Fortunately, starting in May, the ANIMAX cable anime station will put it on sometime after 10PM.

Here is a translation (by yours truly) of the first episode synopsis taken from the original NTV site.

「ウラシマドライブ」
2012年、フリーダイバー波留は「海が燃える」現象に遭遇し50年近く眠っていた。舞台は2061年!現実世界(リアル)と情報化したメタ・リアル・ネットワーク(メタル)の二つの世界の狭間で起こる問題を調査する電脳ダイバー・波留の物語。眠りから覚めた波留は車椅子で過ごす老人になっていた…失意の彼の前に、一人の少女ミナモが現れて…。

“Urashima Drive”
In the year 2012, open water diver Haru falls victim to the “Burning Ocean” phenomenon, putting him in a coma for nearly 50 years. It is now 2061! This is the story of e-brain diver Haru and his investigations into the arising problems between the real world (aka The Real) and the information network dubbed Metal Real Network (aka The Metal). Having awakened to find himself a wheelchair-bound old man, Haru sinks into despair… until a young school girl calling herself Minamo pays him a visit.

Translation © 2008, Made in DNA

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