Takahashi Trifecta Episode 13: The Mistress of the Puppet Club, the Mysterious Beauty
(One morning at Furinkan High, Ranma Saotome was being approached by his dear girlfiend Ukyo Kuonji.)
Ukyo: Good Morning Ranma Honey.
Ranma: Good Morning Ucchan, nice day today huh?
Ukyo: Oh yes quite, though Ranma Honey there is one question I would like to ask.
Ranma: Oh? What is it Ucchan?
Ukyo: Have you… *looks around then gets a little closer to Ranma, whispering* told Kentaro about your little… “Condition” yet?
Ranma (nervous): Uh… well, well… the thing is… uh… no.
Ukyo: No? Why not?
Ranma: Well I didn’t quite have the right time… you do understand right Ucchan? … *sigh* Alright I chickened out.
Ukyo: Ranma… You told me you would tell Kentaro.
Ranma: I know, I know I did but I am sorry Ucchan but you know why I don’t want Kentaro to know about my Jusenkyo Cursed form. I mean the little guy practically looks up to me as he thinks I am one of the strongest and toughest men he knows and well… I’m afraid the poor little guy might feel a little messed up if he ever saw me in my… “Alter ego”.
Ukyo: *sigh* Alright Ranma, I do understand your point and there certainly is a sense of truth behind about what you said here. That yes Kentaro would it really bizarre that you could turn into a young lady when you get some cold water and would be creeped out. However that is if he finds out about this accidentally.
Ranma: What do you mean?
Ukyo: It’s quite simple really Ranma honey, I know you have been trying to hide this secret from him and the other folks at Maison Ikkoku ever since you and your father moved in a few months ago. However Ranma Honey, what if you slip up? I mean it’s only inevitable that something like that could happen.
Ranma: Well… well… *sigh* Yeah, I know… and I am nowhere near close to finding a lead about what to do about this Jusenkyo Curse. Oh what am I going to do…?
Ukyo: Well Ranma Honey if you’d let me finish I will tell you. While yes Kentaro would most likely be really bothered if he accidentally found out about your “cursed form”. But if you sat him down and explained to him about your condition then I am sure he will understand.
Ranma: Well… I suppose that could work…
Ukyo: See? And don’t worry I will head back to Maison Ikkoku with you after school Ranma Honey.
Ranma: Let me guess, so I don’t chicken out again?
Ukyo: Well yes that, but also I figured it would help that we both explain to him that despite your rather unique condition you are still the Ranma that we adore so much. After all I am sure he will listen to the both of us.
Ranma: Well yes that is true… *as Ranma starts to smile* alright Ucchan, I’ll do it lets head back to my home after school later.
Ukyo: Oh Ranma Honey, I am so glad to hear that! Alright Ranma Honey, meet me at my Okonomiyaki stand this afternoon then we’ll head back to Maison Ikkoku alright Ranma Honey?
Ranma: Alright Ucchan, well we should probably get to class, so see you later Ucchan!
Ukyo: See you later Ranma Honey!
(Short while later, we see Ukyo again, but this time she is now approaching Akane and Nabiki.)
Ukyo: Hey there you two.
Akane: Hi Ukyo.
Nabiki: Hey there.
Ukyo: I have some good news you two; I have been talking with my dear Ranma lately and I finally talked him into telling Kentaro about his Jusenkyo Curse.
Akane: Really? That’s great Ukyo!
Nabiki: It’s about time, seriously how long was Ranma going to try to keep this a secret anyway? I’m surprised you did manage to talk some sense into him this time Ukyo considering how paranoid he has been about this.
Ukyo: Oh come on Nabiki, give Ranma a break here. After all how would you feel if the person you idolized had a strange secret like that?
Nabiki: Heh wouldn’t really know, never been much into hero-worshiping. Anyways how did you manage to talk Ranma to finally talk about his Jusenkyo Curse?
Ukyo: Well remember that little Saturday party we were in not too long ago that was for Ms. Otonashi’s niece Ikuko? Well then at the next day Ranma was talking with Kentaro about the party they were in but one of the things Kentaro told Ranma was that he was looking at the Tendo Family Album.
Nabiki: Oh really? Let me guess Kentaro saw a certain red-haired girl, did he?
Nabiki: What? Did he forget the old “Ranko and her Pet Panda” cover story we made up for him a while back?
Ukyo: Oh no according to him he didn’t and apparently Kentaro believed it but Ranma is still nervous that he thinks it’s only a matter of time until Kentaro finds out.
Akane: I see… So how did you get Ranma to finally be willing to tell Kentaro about his secret?
Ukyo: I told him that I understood him about how he believes that Kentaro might find the fact that the young man he idolizes so much can secretly turn into a girl to be rather disturbing. Then I told him that yes that is a strong possibility that could happen… that is if Kentaro ever found out about Ranma’s Jusenkyo Curse accidentally. Then I told Ranma that if he and I settled Kentaro down and carefully explained Ranma’s condition to him then I am sure Kentaro would understand.
Akane: I suppose that makes sense.
Nabiki: Yeah, why didn’t I think of that?
Ukyo: This is why Ranma and I are going to Maison Ikkoku after school, and tell Kentaro.
Nabiki: Question, what about the rest of the folks at Maison Ikkoku? I mean Kentaro was the reason why Ranma was so paranoid and adamant about not letting anyone at Maison Ikkoku know about his little Jusenkyo secret. Besides if anything else at least Kentaro’s mom would probably end up knowing about this.
Akane: I… have to admit that’s actually a rather valid point there.
Ukyo: I do understand what you mean there but as of right now Ranma and I are focusing on making sure Kentaro understands about Ranma’s little “Cursed Form” issue first, so in other words, one thing at a time.
Akane: Yeah that makes sense after all Kasumi has told me that since she and the Manager became such close friends that Kasumi feels really certain that the Manager would understand.
Ukyo: Yeah Ms. Otonashi seems like a really nice and understanding woman so I am sure Kasumi is right there.
Akane: Uh-huh… Oh yes and Ukyo, I have some surprising news. Apparently Mr. Godai is dating another woman.
Ukyo: Really? That’s strange; didn’t you tell me that he was having a little crush with Ms. Otonashi?
Akane: Yeah that’s what makes this feel so strange.
Nabiki: Oh c’mon Akane we’ve been over this since yesterday, well you see Ukyo, yesterday Akane and her boy-toy Ryouga were having some quiet time together.
(In which Akane glares at Nabiki for that.)
Nabiki: And then apparently she and Ryouga saw Godai with some other woman and they ran off back home to gossip about Godai’s new date. Besides Akane you remember what Mrs. Ichinose said yesterday right? That apparently the Manager and Coach Mitaka started dating earlier that day yesterday and that Godai probably noticed.
Ukyo: So Ms. Otonashi and Coach Mitaka are dating now, well I suppose that would explain why Mr. Godai would be dating someone else now.
Nabiki: Perhaps, but hey it’s not like that dope Godai ever really had any chance with the Manager to begin with.
Akane: Nabiki! Honestly you really should give Mr. Godai some credit here! He is so not a loser!
Nabiki: Meh, Whatever…
Ukyo: Alright you two we’ve chatted long enough, I’m sure we should probably get back to class now. Anyways see you later you two.
Akane: See you later Ukyo.
(Meanwhile at Sanryu University, Godai was being approached by his old pal Sakamoto.)
Sakamoto: Hey there Godai.
Godai: Hi Sakamoto.
Sakamoto: So Godai how did your little hot date go last night?
Sakamoto: Oh don’t play dumb with me Godai, why just yesterday I was over at Maison Ikkoku to visit you. However some of the folks told me that you were out on a date. I was even told that ever since that babe Manager of yours started dating that guy Shun Mitaka you went ahead and dated another lady. I must say Godai, I am a little impressed that you still manage to find someone else to date with instead of moping around about how that Manager of yours is dating that Mitaka guy.
Godai: Well yeah…
Sakamoto: So Godai, buddy. How did that date go last night? Was this new girl a cute babe like the Manager?
Godai: Oh it went rather well, and well… she definitely is cute. Oh yes and her name is Kozue Nanao and she happens to be one of the students here at Sanryu.
Sakamoto: Really? That’s interesting, I wonder if we end up running into this Kozue girl you dated last night.
(And they did, within moments Godai was being approached by Kozue Nanao.)
Kozue: Oh hi there Godai.
Godai: Hey there Kozue.
Kozue: Oh I had a wonderful time last night.
Godai: Ah yes I did too Kozue.
(Now Sakamoto is somewhat surprised at Kozue’s somewhat petite appearance here in which Kozue seems to have noticed him.)
Kozue: Oh you must be Godai’s friend; hello my name is Kozue Nanao.
Sakamoto: Eh… hi there, name’s Sakamoto.
Kozue: Hello Sakamoto, oh no it’s almost time for one of my classes, I’ll see you a little later alright Godai?
Godai: Alright see you later Kozue.
(Then as Kozue runs off and leaves the scene.)
Sakamoto: Eh heh heh heh heh…. Really Godai, this is the Kozue girl you told me about? She looks like she can be your kid sister.
Godai: Eh what's that suppose to mean?
Sakamoto: Isn’t it obvious? So you went from pining for a cute babe like that Manager of yours to a cutesy little munchkin like her? So you went from going after an Hourglass to settling for a Pocket Watch. I mean seriously Godai?
Godai: Sha…sha…shame on you Sakamoto! So Kozue may be a bit on the… small side. But she is just as much of a young woman as any other lady here!
Sakamoto: Alright, alright calm down Mr. Feminist, I was just a little surprised that you would be dating a little munchkin like her that’s all, namely on how instead of cute and shapely you went with Little Miss Moe here. But I guess that’s not too strange I mean she sure seems to have that “Moe effect” on you what with you being so protective and all.
Godai: Well… perhaps, anyways we should be getting to class as well Sakamoto, see you later.
Sakamoto: Yeah see you later Godai.
(Moments later, Godai is walking until he noticed a young woman by the name of Sayoko whom is a beautiful young lady with long dark hair and a fairly curvy body. But he only gave Sayoko a quick glance at first… But then he noticed that he is being followed and then he kept trying to walk as he still noticed that he is being followed. In which he noticed the same raven-haired beauty as before.)
Godai (thinking): Okay who is this lady and why is she following me? Is this lady a Secret Admirer? Well at least I do get a hot stalker; I know a pretty good amount of guys who would like this kind of attention. Eh wait a minute I really should not be thinking that after all there is Kozue I should be thinking about… and by that I mean the Manager. So I should see if I can lose her…
(Then Godai tries to see if he can evade this mysterious raven-haired beauty in the school halls but he still keeps noticing her nearby. But then he noticed the Men’s room in which he tried to head inside thinking he would be safe and at first that seemed to be true.)
(Then Godai notices a somewhat familiar pair of feet and some dark hair from one of the bathroom doors.)
Godai (shocked, thinking): EH?! Okay this is starting to get a little creepy here! Ah man is she some sort of assassin who is out to kill me?! Okay Godai lets not jump into conclusions. I mean why would she want to lead me into the bathroom? What would a couple of college kids like us be doing in the bathroom? *then Godai is starting to get flustered* Wait a minute, she wants to have some alone time with me here? So could this mean… Yay me! *then Godai starts to get a little nervous* Eh?! Eh now now I got to stay strong here, after all I did tell Kozue that I was going to see her again and I am going to have a hard time explaining this. So I should try to explain to this lady that I am already seeing someone else. I mean yeah I’ll probably get mocked for it later but I do know that this will be the right thing to do. After all if I do get laid someday I should make my first time a bit more meaningful than some one day stand in the bathroom.
(Then as Godai heads outside of the Bathroom by heading outside through the Back Door in which Sayoko of course follows him. But now as Godai is trying to approach Sayoko.)
Godai: E…E…Excuse me miss, but I couldn’t help but notice that you seem to have been following me lately and… and…
Sayoko: Greetings, my name is Sayoko Kuroki and I am from Sanryu University’s Puppet Club and I am here to give you an invitation to join our club.
Godai: Re… really?
Sayoko: Of course, would there be any other reason why we are meeting like this?
Godai: Well uh… I… I suppose not, okay then anyways sure I’ll accept your offer.
Sayoko: Splendid, well then that invitation has the time and location of our next club gathering. See you then Mr. Godai.
Godai: Okay then…
(Then Sayoko walks away.)
Godai (thinking): That was it? All she wanted to do was to give me a School Club invitation? You know she could’ve tried a more direct approach here… Oh wait a minute, it’s getting to be time for Lunch, and I gotta go.
(Moments later as Godai is now in the School’s Cafeteria and he notices Sakamoto and Kozue nearby having their lunches in which Godai is now approaching them looking a little exhausted.)
Kozue: Hi Godai.
Sakamoto: Hey there Godai.
Godai (panting): Hey there you two.
Sakamoto: Hey Godai, I have been having my lunch with your little gal pal here, so how come it took you a bit to get here?
Godai (light panting): I… I have my reasons…
Sakamoto: Oh? Are those reasons why you seem to be a little out of breath there Godai?
Kozue: Oh say Godai I have some good news, I just recently became a new member of the school’s Puppet Club isn’t that nice?
Godai: Eh?! Oh uh… Oh Really?
Kozue: Uh-huh, say those girls who told gave me the invite to join the Puppet Club told me that they were going to get someone else. Oh yes they told me it would be a certain someone I would know, say Godai did you get an invite to the Puppet Club?
Godai: Actually… yeah, yeah I did.
Kozue: Fantastic! Alright Godai you and I will be going to the Puppet Club, oh this will be fun!
Godai: Yeah… I suppose it will…
(Now as Kozue is excitedly eating up her lunch.)
Sakamoto (under his breath): Gee Godai, you date this girl once and you two are going to the Puppet Club. Hope things don’t go too fast for you ya Smooth Charmer you.
Godai (under his breath): Yeah well at least I am actually dating a girl now.
Sakamoto (smirking, under his breath): Heh, Touché…
(Now Godai and Kozue are inside the Puppet Club’s home, which is a somewhat small building in the Sanryu University Campus.)
Sayoko: Ah yes I am glad you both have arrived, welcome to the Puppet Club. These two ladies here are Kamisaka and Koizumi.
(Now we see two cute young ladies namely Kamisaka who is a thin brunette with long braided hair and Koizumi who has long dark hair like Sayoko but has a more modest figure.)
Kamisaka: Hi there, my name is Kamisaka, pleased to make your acquaintance.
Koizumi: Hey there, name’s Koizumi.
Kozue: Hi there, say Godai these are the girls who gave me the invite to join the Puppet Club. Say Godai who gave you the invitation to join?
Sayoko: That would be me.
Kozue: Oh I see…
(Then Godai was grabbed from behind and lifted in the air by a rather large young man with short black hair.)
Godai: AH! Aaaaahhhh…
Sayoko: Oh yes and this… rather large gentleman here goes by the name of Saotome.
(Then as Saotome turns Godai around so Godai can see him as Saotome is still lifting him up in the air.)
Kozue: Excuse me, Mr. Saotome, could you please put down Godai, pretty please?
(Then as Saotome notices Kozue’s request, he puts Godai down with a smile on his face.)
Saotome (as he pats Kozue on the head): Okay
Kozue: Thank you
Kamisaka (under her breath): Good lord this Kozue is relentlessly adorable.
Koizumi (under his breath): I know, her sheer cuteness is almost intimidating.
Godai (thinking): Wait a minute; this guy’s name is Saotome? I wonder if he is related to Ranma and Mr. Saotome.
(Moments later as we see Kamisaka and Koizumi with Kozue as Kozue are looking at the puppets that the club has in store.)
Kozue: Aw! These puppets are so cute!
Kamisaka: Ah yeah many of these puppets were made by Saotome himself.
Koizumi: Oh yes, that blond-haired girl puppet your holding is one of his favorites. He likes to show his puppets off when we get visits from little kids.
Kozue: Ah that sounds nice; bet the little ones love seeing these puppets.
Kamisaka: Oh they normally do… however…
Koizumi: The kids normally get scared by Saotome’s face and they tend to be scared of him.
Kozue: Aw… poor guy.
Kamisaka: I know, he normally sulks in the corner when that happens.
Koizumi: Yeah and we try to help him feel better whenever that happens.
Kamisaka: True, but at least that doesn’t always happen whenever we try to put on a show for the kids.
Koizumi: Yeah in fact… Hey Saotome! Hey Godai!
Saotome and Godai: Yes?
Koizumi: Come over here you two.
(Now as Saotome and Godai has approached them.)
Koizumi (as she hands the blonde girl puppet to him): Here you go Saotome how about you show our new recruits here your favorite introduction.
Saotome: Okay! *ahem* (Now as he is suddenly doing a squeaky and high-pitched voice) Hello boys and girls, welcome to the Sanryu Puppet Club. Hope you have a good time!
Kozue: *giggle* That was funny, oh that was a very nice job there right Godai?
Godai (slightly creeped out): Eh yeah that was… very nice Saotome. Heh heh…
Godai (thinking): Wow, I had no idea an enormous guy like him can do a squeaky voice like that.
(Then Kozue notices a strange looking puppet nearby.)
Kozue: Hmm? What's this? Aw! It’s a kitty with a little crown.
Kamisaka: Ah so you found our Cait Sith puppet.
Kamisaka: While our Puppet Club shows can be a big hit with the little kids, it can be sometimes a little difficult trying to get our fellow class mates interested in our work here. So we sometimes like to do a little bit of cosplay to go with our puppets here. This here is Cait Sith and this little guy here was a part of our Final Fantasy 7 Cosplay group shot.
(Then Kamisaka shows a wide photo of the Puppet Club dressed as FF7 characters. Namely Sayoko as Tifa Lockhart, Kamisaka as Aeris Gainsborough, Koizumi as Yuffie Kisaragi and Saotome as the giant Stuffed Moogle that Cait Sith is riding with the Cait Sith puppet on top of his head.)
Kamisaka: Oh this was fun, of course I was a natural in this role as Aeris and I practically have like the same hairstyle.
Sayoko: Not quite the same but very similar, but I do know what you mean there. I had a very easy time finding clothes that Tifa wore. The only remote challenge I had was finding the proper arm wear.
Koizumi: Yeah well mine wasn’t all that perfect as I am a bit too tall to be Yuffie and I had to trim my hair down. I mean sure I have long dark hair like Sayoko, but since Sayoko is about a couple of cup sizes or so larger than me of course she’d be Tifa.
Kamisaka: Heh you’re surprised about that Koizumi? I mean think about it they both have at least one thing in common. Both Saoko and Tifa do prove that it’s always the one with the boobs that has the most power.
Koizumi: Well that is true…
Sayoko: Oh c’mon you two I am not that bad.
Kamisaka: Well I suppose that is true Sayoko, I mean if you really wanted to use your body to lure men around you probably would’ve dressed a lot less.
(Both Godai and Saotome try to look away slightly red in the face.)
Kozue: Say what is that behind you three, that big fluffy thing?
Saotome: That would be me.
Kamisaka: Ah yeah not only do we make Puppets but we sometimes make costumes as well and we made a Giant Moogle costume for Saotome to wear, granted that costume sure took us a while to make.
Koizumi: Yeah and in retrospect it probably wasn’t a good idea to get Saotome to wear a big furry costume like that in the summer. It must’ve felt really hot in there, Saotome.
Saotome: It’s okay, I spent most of the time indoors while I was wearing that Giant Moogle costume. Besides the costume was a white one so it didn’t feel too hot out.
Koizumi: I suppose that makes sense…
Kamisaka: True, anyways here is another one we did, this time based off of the BlazBlue fighting games!
(In this group shot we see Sayoko as Litchi Faye Ling, Kamisaka as Taokaka with some Kaka Kitten Puppets, Koizumi as Professor Kokonoe and then Saotome as Iron Tager.)
Kamisaka: Ah yes in this shot I got to be Little Miss Kitty herself Taokaka! Tao! Tao!
Koizumi: Oh yes and here I was Professor Kokonoe, it was an interesting costume even though it kind of took me a while to get that wig just right. Unlike the previous shot I have no problems with the casting here as Sayoko is the “Boobie Lady” of the group here.
Kamisaka (as Taokaka): Yay! Boobie Lady!
Sayoko: Perhaps, but at least Kamisaka only went after my “Meat Buns” once. (Sayoko was briefly rubbing her breasts.)
Kamisaka: Nya, well Kami got to stay in character at the time, isn’t that right Lacking Lady?
Koizumi: That’s “Tail Lady” not “Lacking Lady”! If you’re going to go by Tao-styled nicknames then get it right.
Kamisaka: Nya, alright Tail Lady.
Sayoko: Anyways I get to play Dr. Litchi Faye Ling, and Saotome is the big Red Devil himself Iron Tager.
Koizumi: Yeah it kind of took us a while to put all that red costume paint on his arms and head.
Saotome: Yes and it took me even longer to wash all that off when we were done with that shoot.
Kamisaka: Say Saotome, mind showing our new recruits your Iron Tager impression?
Saotome: Alright *ahem* MY DEFENSES!
(Now we hear applause from the girls, in which Godai slightly dumbfounded at first then join in moments later. But then not too long afterwards we see Godai getting another look at the FF7 and Blazblue Cosplay group shots in Koizumi and Kamisaka were smirking at him.)
Koizumi (deadpan sarcasm): Oh look, a guy is looking at our cosplay shots and is busy leering at Sayoko’s rack. What an unexpected surprise.
Kamisaka: Oh yes indeed, oh I almost forgot to tell you that not only is Saotome our chief Puppet Designer he also doubles as a bodyguard in case if any perverts try to join our group.
Godai (flustered): Oh well uh… I uh… Well what I mean is that won’t be necessary ladies. After all I was busy admiring the detail on the costumes here. *Godai puts his arm around Kozue* I must say that these costumes are very well designed, wouldn’t you agree Kozue?
Kozue: Oh sure Godai these costumes are really neat looking. Say Kamisaka, do you still have those puppets you were holding in that BlazBlue shot?
Kamisaka: Hmm? You mean the Kaka Kittens? Oh sure, in fact I believe we have them right around here somewhere. (Kamisaka was looking at one of the nearby boxes until she found a couple of puppets.) In fact here they are.
(Kamisaka shows off the Kaka Kittens Puppets.)
Kozue: *gasp*! Aw! These are so cute! Oh I love kitties!
Kamisaka: Oh yes I do too.
Sayoko: Alright I suppose that will be it for introductions. Yusaku Godai, Kozue Nanao, you two may go now. We are going to try to figure out what we will be doing with you two in the near future so we will let you both know if we have any plans with you two in the near future, alright?
Kozue: Alright, see you all later.
Godai: Yeah… see you all later.
(Then shortly after when Godai and Kozue have left the club house building.)
Sayoko; Alright Saotome, Girls, gather around you three I have an idea on what are we going to be doing today.
(Meanwhile a little later on that day at Maison Ikkoku, Kyoko is in her office/room in which she hears the phone ringing.)
Kyoko: Hello, Maison Ikkoku residence, Managaer Kyoko Otonashi speaking.
Kamisaka (phone): Hi there, is Godai home?
Kyoko: What the… Who… who is this?
Kamisaka (phone): Oh I am looking for a guy named Yusaku Godai, he and I had some fun the other day. So do you know where he is?
Kyoko: Eh… no I don’t, you’ll have to call back later.
Kamisaka (phone): Okay then, well buh-bye.
(Now we see Kamisaka and the other Puppet Club members having a good laugh as they gather nearby a phone.)
Koizumi: Heh heh nice one Kamisaka, now it’s my turn.
(Back in Maison Ikkoku, Kyoko hears the Phone ringing again in which she somewhat reluctantly picks it up.)
Kyoko: Eh… Hello, Maison Ikkoku Residence, Manager Kyoko Otonashi speaking.
Koizumi (phone): Hi, I am looking for a young man by the name of Yusaku Godai.
Kyoko: Yu…Yusaku Godai?
Koizumi (phone): Oh yes, Godai is such a nice and sweet young man who knows how to show a lady a good time. Have you seen him lately?
Kyoko (getting increasingly agitated): Eh… no, no I haven’t, I’m sorry you’ll have to call back some other time.
Koizumi (phone): Oh that is okay, I’ll gladly try to call him back later, bye.
(Back in the Puppet Club, the members are having another good laugh at Kyoko’s expense.)
Sayoko: Not bad Koizumi, not bad.
Koizumi: Thanks, I do try my best.
Kamisaka: Alright Saotome, it’s your turn now.
Saotome: Okay, good thing I have my favorite puppet here.
(Then back in Maison Ikkoku, a rather agitated Kyoko notices her phone ringing again. Kyoko was rather hesitant in picking up the phone but remembers that answering her office phone is part of her job so…)
Kyoko: Hello? This is the Maison Ikkoku, Manager Kyoko Otonashi speaking.
Saotome (phone, high-pitched squeaky voice): Hello there, is this the residence of a Mr. Yusaku Godai?
(Then Kyoko’s eyes bugged out in shock over hearing Saotome’s “Girl Puppet” voice.)
Kyoko: What in the… Eh… Wha… What I mean is, eh yes this is his residence.
Saotome (phone, high-pitched squeaky voice): Oh goody! Mr. Godai is such a nice young man and he is so cuddly too. Is he home?
Kyoko: Eh… no I am afraid not, you can call back again later, okay?
Saotome (phone, high-pitched squeaky voice): Okay then, bye bye nice lady.
(Then as Saotome hangs up, Kyoko is still slightly disturbed by that last call.)
Kyoko: What in the world… Eh perhaps I shouldn’t think too much about that one.
(Now back at the Sanryu Puppet Club.)
Kamisaka: *giggle* Oh wow that was awesome Saotome.
Koizumi: Oh I know, I that was an interesting performance there big guy.
Saotome: Heh heh, Thanks…
Sayoko: Well that was fairly amusing but now it’s my turn. Kamisaka, Koizumi, you two have made decent attempts at sounding flirty. But now it’s time to watch someone who has a little more expertise in the fine art of seduction.
(Then back in Kyoko’s room in Maison Ikkoku, Kyoko’s phone is ringing again. Now Kyoko’s left eye is starting to twitch as she hears the phone ring again. But she tries to calm down and remain civil as she picks up the receiver.)
Kyoko: Hello, this is Kyoko Otonashi, the Manager of Maison Ikkoku speaking, how may I help you?
Sayoko (phone): Hello there.
(Now Kyoko is a little shocked to hear a low sultry feminine voice on the phone here but as Kyoko is trying to maintain her temper.)
Sayoko (phone): Hi, I am looking for a young man by the name of Yusaku Godai, he is such a kind and gentle young man who is quite the people pleaser.
Kyoko: So I’ve noticed… anyways no he is not here; you’ll have to call back.
Sayoko (phone): It’s such a shame, I am quite a wild girl and I do like to have a good time with someone. What about you Ms. Otonashi? Would you like to have a good time?
Kyoko (now a little red in the face): Eh… no, eh what I mean is not the kind of “Good Time” your thinking of. Anyways like I said you’ll have to call back, so good day to you.
(Now as Kyoko slams the phone down while still a little flustered.)
Kyoko (thinking): That Godai, just what is he up to?!
(Meanwhile back at the Sanryu Puppet Club.)
Sayoko: And that, girls, is how it’s done.
Kamisaka: I see, I should’ve figured you would play up that sultry voice of yours.
Koizumi: Yeah but since when did you ever swung both ways Ms. “Like to have a Good Time”?
Sayoko: Oh it was just an additional little mind game, but don’t worry Koizumi if I ever swung that way you would be one of the first ladies to know.
Koizumi: Eh heh heh, very funny.
Kamisaka: Heh heh, oh get a room you two.
(Saotome tries to remain silent and look away as his face is a little red, meanwhile back at Maison Ikkoku, Kyoko is now feeling a little frustrated and confused about those calls she has been receiving.)
Kyoko (thinking): What is going on here?! All these girls are calling for Godai? The Godai who is a tenant at my building? Yusaku Godai seems to be such a nice but somewhat shy young man, how would he know so many girls? Does Godai have some double life that he is not telling me? I want no part of this little game he is playing here! I should get to the bottom of this, but how?
(Then the phone was starting to ring again in which Kyoko’s eyes were starting to twitch a little. But as Kyoko tries to calm down she picks up the receiver.)
Kozue (phone): Hi there, this is Kozue Nanao, I have heard that this is the residence of a Yusaku Godai, is he home?
(Then Kyoko immediately hung up with her left eye twitching up some more. But then Kyoko started to have a small epiphany as she is starting to realize something here.)
Kyoko (thinking): Wait a minute; I recognize that cutesy, squeaky voice. That’s the girl who was with Godai yesterday, wait a minute… Does she know about these other women who seem to be looking for Godai? Hmm… I should try to call her… Yeah, she has the right to know…
(Kyoko grabs the phone and is trying to call Kozue back.)
Kyoko: Hello? Is this Kouze Nanao?
Kozue (phone): Yes it is, hi there; say you’re that lady who Godai and I saw on our way to the movies.
Kyoko: Yes that is true; I am Kyoko Otonashi, the Manager of Maison Ikkoku which is Godai’s residence. I am really sorry about before, I was under some stress lately.
Kozue (phone): I see, I admit I didn’t recognize your voice at first since you sounded so crabby. Anyways I was just calling to check to see if Godai was home or not.
Kyoko: I am afraid not, you’ll have to call him back.
Kozue (phone): Oh okay then, I guess I will, alright talk to you later then Ms. Otonashi…
Kyoko: Wait a minute Kozue, don’t hang up yet!
Kozue (phone): Wha… what's up?
Kyoko: Actually Kozue there was a reason why I wanted to call you back and well… well…
Kozue (phone): Well what is it?
Kyoko: This isn’t easy for me to say this so I’m sorry if this might shock you but… I have been receiving calls lately. I have been receiving some calls from some other young women who… also wanted to know if Godai was home.
Kozue (phone): Oh really?
Kyoko: Ye...yes, they all claim to be acquaintances of his… Most of these girls had cute friendly voices like yours but one of them had a smooth lower voice and they all wanted to know if Godai was home. I’m sure you know where I am going with this right?
Kozue: (phone): Hmm…. You must be referring to my new friends.
(Kyoko is suddenly shocked by this news here.)
Kyoko: Ne…New Friends?
Kozue (phone): Uh-huh, those girls you are talking about are my new friends from that club Godai and I joined just recently.
Kozue (phone): Ah yeah, Godai and I recently joined one of the clubs at the University that we go to and made some new friends there. Well I am sorry I need to cut this conversation short but I should be going now. See you later Ms. Otonashi.
(Now as Kozue hung up the phone, Kyoko is still rather shocked about this as she is still suspecting that something is seriously wrong here.)
Kyoko (thinking): Friends, New Club? So that girl Kozue knows about these other women? What is going on here? Is Godai some sort of Gigolo? Is this some Hot New Trend for College that one guy is dating a bunch of women like some serial womanizer? Is that what college kids really do? Oh what am I saying, I’m barely older than Godai and these girls so it’s not like I am some old maid here. But still this is… this is… Oh I should just get back to work on my chores, anything to get my mind off of… this.
(Meanwhile a little later on that day at Maison Ikkoku, Ranma and Ukyo are walking up to the Maison Ikkoku entrance in which they are being greeted by Kentaro Ichinose.)
Kentaro: Hey there Bro, Hi Miss Ukyo.
Ukyo: Hello Kentaro.
Ranma: Hey there little buddy.
Ukyo: Say Kentaro, sweetie? Ranma and I… have something really important to tell you. But let’s go to the backyard first okay?
Kentaro: Oh…kay I suppose we can do that…
(Now as Ranma and Ukyo are in the Backyard with Kentaro they get themselves ready to tell Kentaro the truth here.)
Ukyo: Alright Kentaro, there is something that Ranma and I have been meaning to tell you for some time now. Ranma has wanted to keep this a secret for a while now but we both realize that you should know about this.
Kentaro: Oh I see… So Bro did you get Miss Ukyo pregnant?
(Now both Ranma and Ukyo are shocked and red in the face.)
Ranma & Ukyo: WHAT?!
Ukyo: N…no of course not!
Ranma: Yeah it’s not like that at all little buddy.
Ukyo: Besides how would you know about this Kentaro?
Kentaro: My mom has told me about where Babies come from when I asked her about it. Mom told me that she wanted to go for a more “Honest” approach.
Ukyo: I see…
Kentaro: Besides, you two have been keeping a secret that apparently I am one of the first ones to know so I figured it would be something like this.
Ranma: Well I guess that does make sense….
Ukyo: Anyways, let’s try to get back on track here gentlemen.
Ranma: Agreed *ahem* Kentaro, remember that little story I told you and some of the others about how my father and I were at the Chinese Amazon Village during my Martial Arts Training Journey a while ago?
Kentaro: Oh yeah it was when that pretty lady with the Chinese Dress showed up here, what was her name again, Shampoo?
Ranma: Yes but… the thing is that wasn’t the only place that my father and I went to in China during my Martial Arts Training Journey. There was this place there known as the Jusenkyo Cursed Training Grounds. It is an ancient training ground that has been known for centuries but it has also been known to have a terrible curse.
Kentaro: Te…Terrible Curse? Well why did you guys go there then?
Ranma: Because my idiot father was so convinced that the “Curse” was just a local superstition and conned his way into setting up my training session there even though the Guide there told him not to. You see Kentaro, the Jusenkyo grounds are not only known as an old Training Ground but it was known to have springs, lots and lots of springs. But those springs are the reason why the place is known as the “Cursed Training Grounds”. If you fall into a spring your body changes into another form, what kind of form you ask? Well it depends on which spring you fell into and well… you see my old man and I did fell into a couple of those wells and… and…
Kentaro: And what?
Ukyo (as she hands Ranma a Water Bottle): Ranma Honey… its time.
Ranma (as he holds the Water Bottle): *sigh* I know Ucchan, you see Kentaro when someone who has been infected by a Jusenkyo Curse they turn into an alternate form whenever they come into contact with some cold water. I’ll… I’ll show you what I mean…
(Then with great hesitation Ranma pours some of the cold water on his head in which he quickly turns into his female form.)
Female Ranma: And… this is the form I turn into.
Kentaro: What the… Wait a minute… I recognize you… you’re that girl in the picture…
Female Ranma: Ye… Yes that’s right, I’m “Ranko”.
Kentaro: So my bro is that girl Ranko all along?! Whoa…
(Then Ranma was getting incredibly nervous as she sees Kentaro being so shocked about this revelation. However Ukyo is going to try to ease the tension here.)
Ukyo: Now, now Kentaro lets calm down here, Kentaro sweetie? Listen to me and listen to me real good okay. This is still the Ranma and I love and the Ranma that you adore. Ranma maybe in a different body right now but he is still the same guy you know.
Female Ranma: Yeah that’s right Little Buddy; I am still your Bro… Even though I like I should be your “Sis”…
Ukyo: So please Kentaro, Ranma is still the same person that we both know and love in our own ways. I really hope you understand Kentaro.
Kentaro: O…okay Miss Ukyo I understand, its okay Bro I understand… eh what I meant to say is…
Female Ranma: It’s okay little buddy you can still call me Bro despite my… current state… so you understand what's going on now Little Buddy?
Kentaro: Yep, okay it was kind of weird to see you like this at first Bro but I do understand what's going on here so I’m okay now Bro.
Female Ranma: *phew*! Oh I am so SO relieved to hear that little buddy! You have no idea how relieved I am now.
Ukyo: See Ranma Honey, Kentaro is a smart boy, I am sure he can handle hearing about your condition as long as we explain it to him.
Female Ranma: You’re right Ucchan.
Kentaro: So… Bro, I just thought I ask but how do you turn back into a guy?
Female Ranma: I am glad you ask little buddy, Ucchan dear, the other water bottle if you please.
Ukyo: Alright Ranma Honey here you go.
(Then Ranma pours the hot water on her head turning back into her original male form.)
Ranma: And now I am back to normal Little Buddy. You see I turn into a girl every time I get into contact with cold water but all I need is some hot water in order for me to turn back into a guy. You see Kentaro I fell into the “Spring of Drowned Girl” and I get a rather awkward sex change every time I get some cold water. Needless to say this is the reason why I normally stay inside whenever it’s raining out.
Kentaro: I see… but wait a minute Bro what about your Dad, Mr. Saotome? Does he turn into a lady when he gets Cold Water too?
Ranma: Fortunately no, he actually turns into a Large Panda when he gets some cold water. After all remember that photo with “Ranko” in which she had a large pet panda? Yeah that was him…
Kentaro: I see…
Ranma: But still Little Buddy I am really sorry that I have been keeping this a secret from you for so long. I have been hoping that I would one day find a cure for my little “Condition” here.
Kentaro: It’s okay Bro, if I had something weird like this I’d probably want to keep it a secret too.
Ukyo: Well that’s really good to hear Kentaro.
(Then Hanae Ichinose has been nearby eavesdropping the whole time as she is now getting closer to the three there.)
Hanae: Hey there you three.
(In which Ranma, Ukyo and Kentaro were a little startled by that.)
Ukyo: Mrs. Ichinose?
Ranma: How long have you been standing there?
Hanae: Long enough, so you two finally decided to tell him huh?
Ranma: Wa…wait a minute… you already knew?
Hanae: Not necessarily, but I have been hearing a lot of stories about a girl and her panda for a while now, especially ever since shortly after your family moved here Ranma.
Ranma: Wait a minute, did that freak Yotsuya tell you about my old man and I’s Jusenkyo Cursed forms?
Hanae: Not exactly, but when Yotsuya was talking about those stories of a girl with her Panda during that welcoming party I had a feeling that something was up.
Ranma: I see…
Hanae: Relax kid; I’m not going to say anything about this. But you are making too big of a deal about this I mean I’m sure the Manager will be okay with you and Genma’s little “condition” here alright?
Ranma: Yeah, you may be right…
Hanae: But don’t worry I’ll let you and Genma decide when it’s the right time to tell the Manager okay?
(Just as all 4 of them were about to head back inside.)
Kentaro: Say Bro, before we get back in I do have one thing to say…
Ranma: Oh… what would that be?
Kentaro: I know you told me that you have been trying to find a cure for your Jusenkyo Curse. But if not I would like to one day go to the Jusenkyo Cursed Springs myself and have a dip on the same spring you were in Bro.
Ranma & Ukyo: WHAT?!
Ranma: Why would you do that little buddy?
Kentaro: It’s quite simple Bro; if you are going to go through life with a strange condition like that then I want to have that strange condition too. That way at least your strange condition won’t make you feel a little lonely in the world anymore.
(Kentaro says that with an innocent smile, Ranma and Ukyo were quite touched by Kentaro’s little statement here. Even Hanae was smiling a bit nearby in hearing Kentaro’s kind little gesture here.)
Ranma: Thanks Little Buddy, I really mean that.
Ukyo: Oh Kentaro… you truly are such an adorable little sweetie.
(In which Ukyo quickly grabbed Kentaro and hugged him as she shoves Kentaro’s face on her breasts. Ranma was indeed smiling as Hanae smirked at seeing her son like this in which after a few moments.)
Hanae: Okay then Ukyo, I think you’ve suffocated him long enough, now let my son Kentaro breathe now, okay?
Ukyo (slightly sheepish): Oh eh… heh heh, okay then *as she lets go* Alright everyone lets go back inside.
(They all nodded in agreement but as they are about to enter the Front Door they notice Kyoko and Kasumi sweeping the front entrance way like they normally would but Kyoko has a rather angry look which had Kasumi slightly nervous.)
Ukyo: Hello there Kasumi and Ms. Otonashi… Hmm? Kasumi, Ms. Otonashi? Is there something wrong here?
Kasumi: She’s been like this since earlier this afternoon, I really don’t know why though.
Kyoko (gritting her teeth): Oh there’s nothing wrong you two, I feel perfectly fine! I’m not particularly bothered at all.
Hanae: Uh-huh sure you’re not, is this because Godai went out on that date with another girl yesterday?
(Kyoko was initially a little shocked by Hanae’s question at first but she quickly regains her composure.)
Kyoko: No Mrs. Ichinose I can assure you it’s not… however speaking of Godai apparently that girl he was dating yesterday was not the only girl interested in him. I was getting calls from a few other girls who were looking for him as they all claimed that they had a good time with him.
(Now as Kasumi, Ukyo, Hanae, Ranma and Kentaro were initially surprised by this.)
Kasumi: Eh Now now Manager, I am sure there is a reasonable explanation for this.
Ukyo: Yeah Ms. Otonashi, I’m sure Mr. Godai wouldn’t be the kind of guy who would fool around like that.
Hanae: Ha ha! Oh man, so Godai spends a few months at a local Community College and he is already trying to play the field here. Hope he doesn’t have to see the Doctor for anything “below the belt” if you know what I mean. Heh heh…
Kentaro (under his breath): That spineless dope Godai is with a bunch of girls at once, do you buy that Bro?
Ranma (under his breath): Oh not at all little buddy; the fact that he managed to get one girl to want to date him is surprising enough.
(Now Kyoko is holding Kasumi’s hands in which Kasumi is slightly shocked and a little red in the face there.)
Kyoko: Oh Kasumi, times like this make me feel so glad that the two of us never went to College. After all there seems to be so many deviants and perverts out there who want to take advantage of young women like us.
(In which now Kyoko hugs Kasumi in which Kasumi blushes a bit more, but as Kyoko places her face right in front of Kasumi’s face.)
Kyoko: Oh Kasumi I feel so glad that we never had to go through such a thing. Wouldn’t you agree Kasumi?
Kasumi (slightly flustered): Uh… sure Manager, I suppose I do understand what you mean there.
(Meanwhile a little later on that afternoon, Godai is now home at Maison Ikkoku in which as Godai heads inside and is in the front hall he is being approached by Soun & Kasumi Tendo, Mr. Onsen and Hanae Ichinose.)
Kasumi: Good afternoon Godai.
Soun: Yes Good Afternoon Godai.
Onsen: Hi there Godai.
Hanae: Hey there.
Godai: Hello everyone, so what's up? You all look like your waiting for something.
Kasumi: Oh I suppose we are Godai, though we are actually more waiting for someone.
Godai: Really? Who would that be?
Hanae: Boy you’re as observant as ever huh Godai?
Soun: I believe what Mrs. Ichinose meant is that you are the person we were waiting for Godai.
Godai: Really? What for Mr. Tendo?
Onsen: Alright Godai, I’ll be honest with you and tell you that we all knew that you went on a little date last night. So we’d like to ask, how did it go?
Godai: Oh I see… Well I guess I should’ve seen this coming. Okay then, it did turn out pretty well. This girl I was with is one of my classmates named Kozue Nanao, she is a little on the short side but she really is a very nice girl. In fact she is probably one of the nicest folks I ever met really.
Soun: Oh well that is good to hear Godai.
Kasumi: Indeed Father.
Onsen: So are you planning on seeing this Kozue girl again Godai?
Godai: Oh I already am Mr. Onsen, she and I have been hanging out in school lately, in fact we even joined one of the clubs at school today.
Onsen: Ah well that’s nice Godai.
Hanae: Yeah, so that date you had last night with this girl Kozue turned out well huh? That’s cool, so how your dates with those other girls went?
Godai: WHAT?! Wha…What other girls?!
(Now we see Kyoko standing behind Godai with her left eye twitching glaring at him.)
Kyoko: Yes Godai, what other girls?!
(Now suddenly Godai, Kasumi and Soun are nervous to see Kyoko like this as while Hanae is having a nice smug smile about this as Onsen is slightly glaring at her for that.)
Kasumi: No…now now Manager! It’s like I said before there must be a reasonable explanation here.
Soun: I do agree with Kasumi, Manager, I’m sure Godai has a reasonable explanation here.
Onsen: You’re enjoying this aren’t you Hanae?
Hanae: Heh heh you know it Onsen, but hey we both know that Godai would’ve been in deep trouble anyways even if I kept my mouth shut.
Kyoko: That’s enough from all of you! Now, Godai! Report to my office immediately, I wish to have a little chat with you right now!
Godai: *gulp!* Eh… Ye… Yes Manager…
(Now as Godai enters Kyoko’s office and is as nervous as can be.)
Kyoko: Alright Godai, I want some answers from you, right now!
Godai: Bu…bu…bu…but Manager! Wha…What did I do?!
Kyoko: Don’t play innocent with me young man! You know very well what you did. I am not playing your little games here Godai, earlier today I was receiving phone calls from a bunch of girls who were trying to reach you. Care to explain that?
Kyoko: Yes, I had calls from 4 ladies earlier today, most of them had cuter higher pitched voices and the last one had a low sultry voice. Apparently you have more lady friends than I thought Godai.
Godai: Hmm… Wait a minute I know who you are talking about Manager, those are the folks from that Puppet Club that Kozue and I joined earlier today at school.
Kyoko: Puppet Club?
Godai: Yep, aside from Kozue and I there were 4 other people at that club. Namely 3 ladies and 1 large guy named Saotome. The 2 girls with the higher voices are Kamisaka, who is a brunette who has braided hair and Koizumi, a young lady with long dark hair kind of like their leader Sayoko. And speaking of which, that lady with the “low sultry” voice must be Sayoko who is the leader of the group here.
Kyoko: I see… Wait a minute I had 3 calls from people who had higher pitched voices, the 3rd one had a really high-pitched squeaky voice.
Godai: Oh I see that must be Saotome you were referring to.
Kyoko (shocked): Re…Really?
Godai: Yeah he is a really large man but he sometimes likes to do high and squeaky voices with his puppets to entertain children.
Kyoko: I see…
Godai: Yeah so in other words those calls were just the other members of the Puppet Club wanting to check up on me, that’s all.
(In which Kyoko’s left eye is twitching again but this time it’s more due to embarrassment than anything else.)
Kyoko (thinking): Why do I get the feeling the folks at this Puppet Club were all playing a joke on me?
Godai: Manager, are you okay?
Kyoko: What? Oh I’m… I’m fine now Godai, anyways I suppose I do owe you an apology for getting angry at you earlier Godai. I shouldn’t have been so quick to jump to conclusions like that.
Godai: It’s okay Manager.
Kyoko: However! That being said I would recommend that you tell those people at that club you go to that there are other ways they can contact you. Godai, do you have a cell phone?
Godai: No ma’am I never really got one. But I do have a lap-top.
Kyoko: Well give them your e-mail address or something and tell them that if they wish to contact you then do it through the computer alright?
Kyoko: Oh and before you leave my office, I’ll also tell you that Kozue girl called as well, you should call her back as soon as possible.
Godai: Oh alright I will Manager.
Kyoko: Good, now you may go Godai.
Godai: Okay Manager.
(A short while later Genma was about to head upstairs until he was being approached by Hanae.)
Genma: Oh hey there Hanae, I was just about to head upstairs so what's up?
Hanae: Oh I’ll be heading upstairs in a bit as well. But first I need to have a little word with you… privately, mind coming in here for a bit?
Genma: Privately? Oh uh… okay… I guess.
(Then as Genma enters the Ichinose Room in which Hanae gets Genma to lower his head so she can whisper something to him.)
Hanae (whispering): Hey Genma, I just thought I tell you that your boy Ranma and his gal pal Ukyo had a little chat with my boy Kentaro earlier today about the fact that you and Ranma’s little “Jusenkyo Curses”.
Genma: What?! Uh… I mean *ahem* *whispering* Really? Ranma told Kentaro about that?
Hanae (whispering): Yeah he did.
Genma (whispering): That’s weird; Ranma was really against the idea of anyone here other than the Tendos and Mr. Onsen knowing about this especially your boy Kentaro.
Hanae (whispering): I know but I think Ukyo was the one who talked him into explaining this whole thing to Kentaro.
Genma (whispering): Well that would explain it then.
Hanae (whispering): Yeah I suppose it would, anyway it’s okay Genma, Kentaro and I are going to keep our mouths shut until you two are ready to tell everyone else about this okay?
Genma (whispering): Oh… okay then.
Hanae: Good now let’s head on upstairs Genma.
Genma: Oh alright then Hanae.
(Later on that day as Genma and the Drunkard Trio are at Godai’s room having their booze. Godai is sitting nearby thinking paying no attention to his surroundings whatsoever.)
Akemi: Hmm? Hey Godai…Godai…Godai!
Godai (startled): Wha?! Oh uh… uh… hey there Akemi, what’s up?
Akemi: Geez what's with you Godai? Every time you are not bitching about us being here you seem to be spacing out, so what's up with you today?
Godai: Oh uh I was just thinking about something, namely that little chat I had with the Manager just a little while ago.
Akemi: Oh really?
Hanae: Oh I know what's going on here, apparently the Manager was getting calls from some of the ladies at Godai’s school and that was getting her really steamed.
Akemi: Oooh sounds scandalous.
Godai: Yeah well I really don’t know why she was angry earlier. I mean all those calls that she got earlier were all from members of the Puppet Club who were checking up on me. I don’t know why she was so bothered about that.
Akemi: Heh heh, perhaps our dear Manager thought all those Puppet Club members were your personal Harem huh? Who knew a “Goody Goody” like our Manager would have that kind of imagination huh?
Godai: Ha…Harem?! Well I uh…
(Then Godai was busy picturing Kozue, Kamizaka, Koizumi and Kuroki in Arabic Belly Dancer outfits and was rather enjoying that mental image. That is until Godai remembered that Akemi said all the members in which he is now picturing Saotome in an Arabic Belly Dancer outfit in which he is immediately terrified by that image. But as Genma is a surprisingly melancholic mood as he is drinking some Beer.)
Genma (thinking): So Ranma, you told Kentaro about our little condition huh? This is a little surprising… Hmm… Maybe it is getting to be time that we come clean with everyone else about this.
(Meanwhile Yotsuya is nearby lying on the floor with his hat covering most of his face but he does have a small smug smile on his face.)
Yotsuya (thinking): How fascinating, ah Sayoko how it pleases me that you have performed so well. You have learned well my young pupil.
Perm: Hey there folks, on the next episode of Takahashi Trifecta we’re finally back!
Kakugari: Yep, after a practically 10 episode hiatus we are finally back on the show, isn’t that right Chibi?
Chibi: Oh yeah Lum’s Stormtroopers are back baby!
Ranma: So Lum’s Stormtroopers are back huh? So what are you idiots doing back here? What does your boss Megane want a rematch?
Perm, Kakugari & Perm: AH! RANMA!
Perm: Uh… hey there Ranma, eh don’t worry we have nothing to do with anything Megane is going to do, right guys?
Kakugari: Eh yeah we have nothing to do with it this time.
Chibi: Yeah… what they said.
Megane: Ah yes, Lum’s Stormtroopers will indeed rise again as I have an ingenious plot to make my glorious comeback here! My dastardly plan will shock you all!
Ataru: I seriously doubt that Megane.
Megane: SILENCE YOU!
Yotsuya: Well Ladies and Gentlemen it appears our next episode will be another Teenage Wasteland as we have more hijinx in Furinkan High…
Megane: Silence! I shall be the one to conclude this preview not you, for I am Megane of my beloved Lum’s…
(Then Yotsuya quickly struck a pressure point on Megane and knocked him out.)
Yotsuya: There now before I was so rudely interrupted, the next episode of Takahashi Trifecta is…
The Great Cyber-Man! Megane’s Counterattack?
Ataru, Perm, Kakugari & Chibi: See you soon!
Yotsuya: Farewell for now