okay look, two of my games are doing a collab. I had to do it.
general notes: since Tales doesn't use honorifics, I dropped them for this translation. I don't play Global, though, so unfortunately I don't know what Lippy does there instead of appending -sama to everyone's names. it would look a bit silly using full names for speech labels all the time, so I just used given names. there are a couple links thrown in for your edification if you aren't familiar with i7 or Tales of Xillia. uhh I think that's it??
The opening of the special stage
Sara: Thanks for playing Tales of Link!
Lippy: And now we begin the long-awaited "IDOLiSH7" collab!
Sara: Wow! For this event, we're bringing you a special stage that brings together "Tales of Link" and "IDOLiSH7!"
Lippy: Everyone, please introduce yourselves!
Iori: Nice to meet you. I'm Iori Izumi from IDOLiSH7. Please take care of me.
Yamato: I'm Yamato Nikaidou, also from IDOLiSH7. I'm the oldest among us, so I'm the leader.
Mitsuki: Whoa, this is really exciting! I'm Mitsuki Izumi from IDOLiSH7! We don't look alike, but Iori and I are brothers.
Tamaki: Tamaki Yotsuba. Let's get along. We've ended up somewhere really weird. But it looks interesting.
Sougo: I'm Sougo Ohsaka. It's an honor to be invited here. I'll do my best not to cause any trouble, so let's get along.
Nagi: HELLO. I'm Nagi Rokuya. I've come here just to meet you. Don't look away from me, even for a moment.
Riku: I'm Riku Nanase! I want to make this stage fun even for people who don't know much about idols!
Gaku: I'm Gaku Yaotome from TRIGGER. Nice to meet you.
Ten: I'm Ten Kujou from TRIGGER. It's an honor to be here today. Make sure you remember us.
Ryuu: I'm Ryuunosuke Tsunashi. I'm glad I could come here with everyone. Let's have fun together!
Momo: I'm Momo from Re:vale! I'm really glad I could meet all of you from Link today!
Yuki: I'm Yuki from Re:vale. I wonder if you've heard of Momo and me. I'd like you to remember us.
Lippy: Nothing less from idols! Their shining spirits reach even to the heavens!
Sara: Lippy and I will be helping with the concert stage, so feel free to ask us anything!
Lippy: And Kinako will travel for the missions in my place!
Kinako: Mew mew~
Sara: It's so fluffy… how cute… ♡
Gaku: All right… how about we hurry and get started with the special training?
Sara: Special training…? What do you mean? Oh yeah, they said there would be other new members…
Nagi: YES! That beautiful goddess told us! It seems the power of idols works against the seeds of ruin.
Tamaki: And… she told us to train some of.. Liafyse?...'s people as idols. She said she'd give us King's Pudding…
Lippy: Goddess…? Perhaps you mean Lady Leonne…
Mitsuki: I still haven't met a good idol candidate…
Mitsuki: I'll find talents just as good as you guys and train them up! See you later!
Sara: Ah! Mitsuki left…
Iori: Sorry. He's too energetic. We'll try to keep him from causing trouble.
Ten: We won't lose, Riku.
Riku: Oh, yeah! Same for us! We'll definitely train some great idols!
Ryuu: We don't have a lot of experience in this kind of thing. We'll be counting on you to help out, Sara, Lippy.
Lippy: Yes, leave it to us!
Sara: This is going to be an even more amazing concert than I thought!
Momo: And now, the "IDOLiSH7" x "Tales of Link" collab event!
Yuki: We're starting the IDOLiSH7 event.
The search for idol candidates: before
Elize: Jude is studying to be a doctor.
Mitsuki: Oh, so that's why he's gathering herbs…
Mitsuki: He's smart and cool. And he's kind and caring! He's all-around perfect!
Teepo: What about you, Mitsuki?
Mitsuki: The stuffed toy talks!?
Teepo: I'm not a stuffed toy! I'm Teepo!
Mitsuki: Wow! That's a pretty talkative stuffed toy! It reminds me of Yamato!
Jude: Huh? I heard voices, so I came to take a look… and it's Elize and Teepo! And…
Elize: Jude! Hello. Mitsuki wanted to meet you, so we brought him here.
Mitsuki: I'm Mitsuki Izumi. Nice to meet you!
Jude: Mitsuki… nice to meet you. Why'd you want to meet me?
Teepo: He said he was looking for a cool guy who could make everyone happy.
Elize: And then I thought of you and told him about you.
Mitsuki: Yeah, yeah. Just as handsome as I heard! You're the type that makes people feel all motherly, maybe? Like our Tamaki!
Jude: Huuuuh? Motherly… so then you mean you… I think, but…
Mitsuki: I'm older than you, even if I don't look it!
Elize: Huh… really…?
Mitsuki: That's right!
Masked man: ...so you're an "idol"?
Mitsuki: Huh? Yeah, I am… so we have fans already? ...in the middle of the forest?
Jude: …! Wait, he's…
Masked man: Whooooooooa!
Mitsuki: W-What!? He's attacking!
???: Behind you! Look out!
Mitsuki: Huh!? Kujou…!?
Jude: …! Stay behind me, Mitsuki! Let's go, Elize, Teepo.
Teepo: Leave it to us!
The search for idol candidates: after
Jude: Whew… Are you okay, Mitsuki?
Mitsuki: I-I'm fine… What was with those guys…? And Kujou, why are you…
Ten: Don't run out alone. There's something strange about this forest.
Ten: ...Is he the idol you'll be training?
Mitsuki: Yeah, that's right! The gap between that cute face and the way he fights bravely! It'll be a great weapon!
Jude: Gap…? What weapon?
Ten: I'll explain it to you properly. Anyway. You don't look it, but you're surprisingly strong.
Ten: I think it'll go well. You look fine, and the way you carry yourself… You'll do well once we teach you how to dance.
Mitsuki: Right! Kujou doesn't praise just anyone!
Elize: He's a very good-looking man… he shines… is he one of the idols you were talking about, Mitsuki?
Ten: Yes. We'll have a concert later. Will you come?
Elize: Thank you! I want to watch!
Teepo: So this is an "idol". He's a bit different from Mitsuki.
Mitsuki: Ugh! It's important for all idols be unique, you know!
Jude: I don't get it…
Ten: Anyway, come with us. If you stick with me, I'll make sure you won't turn out a disgrace of an idol.
Mitsuki: Hey, Kujou's taking over!
Jude: (Who was that masked man…? He was definitely targeting "idols"... these guys…?)
Mitsuki: Oh, right. Jude, Elize… and Teepo. Thanks for saving me! I'll pay you back somehow.
Ten: Let's go back. They need to take his measurements and prepare his costume.
Teepo: Jude's gonna be an idol?
Elize: I want to see Jude being an idol!
Jude: Huh? ...Ah, yeah.
Mitsuki: Then we'll get a special seat ready for you on the day of the concert! I'll be performing too, so look forward to it!
Teepo: Will you shine too, Mitsuki?
Mitsuki: We all will! Let's go!
Jude: (I don't really get it… but that masked man was targeting Mitsuki. I have to stay with him!)
Taking lessons: before
Asbel: Haa, haa…
Sougo: ...Let's take a break, Asbel.
Asbel: No, I can still go on!
Sougo: Really? But…
Luke: Hey, this isn't like you, Asbel. You wouldn't usually be tired after something like this. What's wrong?
Asbel: It's probably because I'm not used to moving like this.
Riku: You've already memorized all the movements, so now you just need to get the feeling right!
Sougo: Right. How should I put this… pay more heed to the music, maybe…
Yamato: I think you just need to relax when you dance. You're trying too hard to be perfect.
Luke: Yeah, looks to me like you're too stiff.
Asbel: T-that bad?
Luke: Yeah. I get nervous just watching you. Why don't you smile more?
Sougo: That's a good idea, Luke. Smiles are the foundation of a good idol.
Yamato: But Luke, your forehead is creased when you dance.
Riku: Haha, now that you mention it!
Luke: N-no way! When did I--
Asbel: …! Look out!
Masked man: Stop the concert.
Riku: Stop the concert… why!?
Masked man: If you won't stop, I'll break your legs.
Sougo: …! Why would you…
Yamato: Riku, Sou, get back! There's no talking to these guys.
Luke: You too, Yamato! I dunno who you are, but…
Asbel: We'll stop you here! Haaaa!
Taking lessons: after
Luke: We tried to catch them and make them talk but they got away...
Asbel: Is everyone all right?
Yamato: Yeah, we're fine. More importantly…
Riku: ...you were really cool!
Yamato: Yeah, yeah… it's something like that.
Yamato: Your expressions were perfect. Serious and shining. I think it's because you were totally focused and giving it your all when you were protecting us.
Luke: W-well… that's because we couldn't let you get hurt…
Asbel: What do you mean by "like that"?
Sougo: Yamato's saying that it's the same with idols.
Yamato: Yeah, well. You're probably moving stiffly because you're thinking too much about everyone watching you.
Riku: When I mess up, I start worrying about what to do too. Then my body stiffens up and I can't move like I always do.
Riku: But it gets a lot easier when I remember it's not just about me. I want everyone to know how great IDOLiSH7 is.
Riku: And more than anything, our fans came to see us, and I want to make them smile.
Riku: And to do that, first I have to have fun and smile.
Luke: Smile, huh. I didn't think of that.
Sougo: If you only think about yourself, you don't mesh well with the others around you. Look around you more, like you did when you were fighting just now.
Yamato: That's it. Just focus.
Yamato: You weren't fighting those bad guys for yourself, but for us. You were really cool and energetic, you know?
Asbel: Oh, so I couldn't focus. All I could think about was trying not to mess up…
Luke: We've been saying the lord of Lhant will be performing, so Asbel's trying to live up to everyone's expectations. Maybe that's why you were so stiff.
Asbel: Yeah… when I think of everyone looking forward to this, I have to force a smile… it's hard.
Riku: Oh… well, okay, then try thinking of someone who you want to make happy!
Riku: Like your family or friends cheering you on… if you think about wanting to make them smile, then you'll end up having fun too.
Sougo: There are people who'll be cheering for you, right?
Asbel: Yeah… Sophie, Cheria, and Pascal said they'd come watch. Hubert… I wonder if he'll come?
Asbel: But… it's true that everyone will worry if I don't look happy.
Yamato: Luke, have you got someone in mind? You know, like that long-haired cool beauty who brought you a change of clothes before you left…
Luke: I don't need anything like that… is what I want to say. I have to show her I'm okay.
Sougo: Riku, who are you thinking about?
Riku: Huh!? Um, umm…
Riku: Well, you know! My family and everyone in IDOLiSH7!
Yamato: You don't have to make excuses. Come on, go on and tell me straight-out. You're more than old enough for a little romance.
Luke: Okay, everyone! Let's leave it at that and get back to practice!
Riku: T-that's right, Luke! Let's give it another go!
Asbel: Hey, Luke, Riku!? We need to report those men first…
Yamato: Ah, youth. So sweet and sour, like eating lemons and sugar at the same time.
Sougo: Haha… you look like you're enjoying yourself, Yamato. But don't tease them too much.
The masked men: before
Eizen: ...whew, how was that?
Gaku: It was fine. It had something of an adult appeal.
Eizen: Hmph. Of course. ...but will this really make the audience happy?
Momo: Yeah, yeah~! You're overflowing with charm, Eizen! Gaku Yaotome, the Number One Man Fans Want to Be Hugged By, can't let his guard down either!
Keele: Haa… haa… even just one song is really tough…
Momo: You too, Keele! You're so cool~~! You memorized the lyrics and the arrangements right away! Nothing less from a prodigy who learns whole encyclopedias by heart!
Keele: I can't hold out till the second ha… huh? How do you know about that?
Momo: Momo's information network has already spread throughout Liafyse. ♪ I've got contacts among your friends too!
Momo: Like… mmph mmph.
Keele: D-don't say anything!
Yuki: I'm glad someone like Eizen is joining too. But why did you decide to do it?
Eizen: I thought it would be a good chance to learn about another culture. Learning by doing.
Eizen: ...But I'm a man with a heavy past. The concert we'll be having… something might end up happening.
Keele: Is something funny?
Gaku: Accidents happen on stage a lot. Is something like that supposed to scare me?
Momo: That's right! We've got more experience, so just follow our lead!
Keele: ...But what if a bird craps on you or there's suddenly a hole in the ground? Do you still manage somehow?
Eizen: That's just how it is when you're with the Reaper.
Momo: ...sounds like something's already happened…
Yuki: Well, if that's all, we'll figure it out somehow. Probably.
Gaku: By the way, that girl Sara said the concert will be broadcast around the world.
Momo: That's amazing! So your debut will already be in front of the whole country?
Eizen: ...So my sister will see it too…
Gaku: Huh. You have a sister?
Eizen: Yeah. The cutest sister in the whole world.
Gaku: Then you need to work hard for the concert to make your sister happy too.
Momo: The window…!
Masked man: You guys are idols, huh.
Keele: Who're you!?
Masked man: What, I just want to make sure you can't come outside for a while.
Gaku: ...is this guy part of the bad luck you were talking about?
Eizen: Something like this doesn't even count.
Keele: He's not alone! There are others using magic! You guys stay back!
Yuki: ...we'll be counting on you.
The masked men: after
Masked man: ..damn. Those guys can fight! We thought this would be easy!
Keele: Wait, you…!
Eizen: They're pretty good at running away.
Momo: Did they come to stop the concert? But why…
Gaku: Do you guys have any idea?
Keele: No… to begin with, it's the first time we've held an event like this. I wonder what they're thinking…
Eizen: We'll just beat them down if they show up again. Anyway, what about practice? I remember the other songs too.
Gaku: Oh, you're fired up. Let's do it.
Keele: ...um, Momo. There's something I want to talk to you about…
Momo: What is it?
Keele: Maybe I shouldn't be an idol…
Keele: Ah, well, at the very least we should decrease the number of songs I'm in, or maybe just put me at the back…
Yuki: Why? You've done a good job coming this far.
Keele: No matter how hard I try, I just get in everyone's way. I think it's better this way if we want the concert to succeed.
Momo: Keele… we can't. You can definitely do it. Just practice a little more to get used to it and you'll be fine.
Yuki: We're more experienced than you, so it's only natural we can do more. Just do the best you can.
Keele: But… I don't want to look bad in front of so many people…
Momo: You won't look bad!
Momo: What would look bad is turning your back on the people who've come to see you and cheer you on.
Momo: Sara and Lippy too… Everyone's working to the bone to make sure the concert goes well. Are you going to quit because you think you're uncool?
Momo: There were some girls who came by earlier with bentos for you! Would you refuse to eat their bentos if they didn't look nice?
Momo: See! Because they spent so much time and effort making them.
Momo: Do you think those girls would laugh if they saw you making a mistake after how much you practiced?
Keele: They wouldn't… I think.
Momo: So, Keele…
Momo: …!! Keele, where are you going?
Keele: ...I'm taking a break. When I get back, can you teach me the choreography?
Yuki: Yeah. You might as well eat the bentos too.
Keele: ...one person can't eat that much. Do you guys want some too?
Momo: Really!? Yesss! I'm so hungry! I'll take you up on that!
Yuki: We'll restart practice after we've eaten and gotten our strength back.
Tales of Concert start!: before
Riku: Hello, Liafyse! Nice to meet you! We're IDOLiSH7!
Ten: Today we're holding a joint concert between IDOLiSH7, TRIGGER, and Re:vale! Please enjoy it till the end!
Meredy: Huh? Farah, Keele's not there.
Farah: You're right. Maybe he'll make a really flashy appearance from the back?
Reid: Keele? Really? It'd be pretty bold of him to make a showy entrance.
Mieu: Tear, I can't see Master!
Tear: You're right. I wonder why…
Luke: Ahh… it's this song… and we practiced so hard…
Asbel: There's nothing we can do, Luke. Someone's trying to get in the way of the concert. We can fight, so we have to do guard duty...
Jude: The idols know that, but not a single of them said they want to quit.
Luke: They're pretty brave when it comes to concerts.
Keele: So you guys saw the masked men too…
Eizen: And today the lights fell and the costumes were ripped… they really don't like this concert.
Jude: Now that it's come to this, we've got no choice but to act as guards…
Keele: It's too bad, but to be honest, I'm sort of relieved that I don't have to stand on stage…
Asbel: But… if we round them all up, we might be able to come on at the end. Let's do our best to find the criminals.
Sara: Everyone! Come back behind the seats! Someone said there are strange noises back there!
Eizen: …! Are they here…?
Lippy: My, my! What are you all doing here?
Keele: Oh, geez… we heard there was a strange noise back here…
Lippy: Yes…? I've been here the whole time operating the lights and I've seen nothing unusual.
Jude: …! Wait…!
Eizen: Look! The masked men are on stage!
Masked man: Ahahaha… stop right there!
Nagi: OH! Is this part of the performance? A surprise?
Ryuu: Lippy's pretty amazing. Having an evil organization trespass on stage…
Ryuu: So, who's going to defeat them?
Ten: Ryuu! No, they're the bad guys from before!
Yamato: Calm down, you guys! Don't do anything unnecessary.
Jude: They lured us back here to get us away from the stage!
Luke: Bastards…! Let's go back!
Asbel: They're managing somehow… if we run through the seats now, maybe Riku and the others can hold out!
Jude: If we go into the seats dressed like this, won't the audience notice and stop us?
Eizen: But that's the shortest route. Let's go.
Keele: Idol costumes… right, we can do that! Lippy! Sara! Help! We're using that!
Sara: Huh!? U-using what!?
Momo: Yuki! These guys look serious!
Yuki: Yeah… but just be patient. Eizen and Keele will definitely come. Let's buy them time.
Masked man 1: Damn, they keep dodging…!
Gaku: You bastards! Don't interrupt our concert!
Masked man 2: Ugh…!
Elize: Is this… a skit or something…?
Leia: There's something weird about this… like they're really being attacked…?
Teepo: Huh? Huuuh? Ahhh! Look behind us! There's something there!
Leia: Whoa! Is that a gondola!?
Elize: There's people on it! Jude!? And Asbel and the others!
Luke: Whooooooooa! This is great! Whoooo!
Asbel: ...what a great view. We're passing right over the audience.
Jude: ...maybe we should wave at them?
Keele: Don't mess around, jump down when we get there and beat them up!
Eizen: ...Keele. You can't jump down if you're clinging on like that…
Lippy: Sara! They're going too fast! At this rate they'll collide with the people on stage!
Sara: Huh!? Umm, which button was it again…!?
Tamaki: Sou-chan, there's something coming toward us.
Sougo: A gondola? We weren't planning to use that…
Mitsuki: Isn't it moving too fast?
Mitsuki: Ah! It's Jude and the others!
Luke: Sara! Stop it! I said stop itttt!!!
Luke: S-sorry for the wait!
Asbel: We're your opponents!
Sophie: Hey, Cheria, Hubert. That's Asbel, right?
Cheria: You're right! I didn't think they'd make their entrance like that…
Hubert: That entrance…! That was rather well done, Asbel…
Tales of Concert: after
Jude: Haa… haa… it's over.
Eizen: Looks like they were all influenced by the seeds of ruin. They did say idols would suppress the effects of the seeds.
Luke: This time you won't get away!
Sara: Leave these people to us! You stay on stage!
Asbel: ...The audience… is making a lot of noise.
Keele: What do we do…?
Mitsuki: ...and so! Liafyse's five heroes of justice make their astounding appearance!
Mitsuki: What a flashy entrance! Nothing less from our highly anticipated newcomers! Introduce yourselves one by one, starting with the redheaded boy! What's your name?
Luke: M-me!? Uh…
Sara: Wow! Mitsuki's made a really natural opening for them to introduce themselves! It got the audience's attention right away!
Lippy: Everyone else is working together smoothly to clean up the stage! So this is the power of first-class idols.
Iori: ...To welcome this amazing group of five, we'll first perform this song with IDOLiSH7 and their members!
Riku: And this song's name is… three, two, one!
Everyone: "RESTART POiNTER"!!
Sara: Haha. Everyone's smiling!
Lippy: Perhaps they're relieving their stress after the fight. Keele's gondola entrance strategy was a huge success!
Mieu: Mieu mieu mieu! You're doing great, Master!
Tear: Amazing! They're performing such stressful dancing while singing… you really practiced hard, Luke…
Meredy: Keele! Keele! Hweele!
Farah: Ahhh! Keele! Look over here!
Reid: Huh, Keele… I didn't think he'd put in so much work.
Leia: Looking good, Jude!
Elize: Yes! He's even cooler than during practice! Mitsuki and Ten are shining too!
Teepo: Hey Jude, bazongas!
Sophie: Ah, Asbel looked at us just now…
Cheria: Haha, I wonder if everyone in Lhant is watching!
Hubert; So this is a concert… how fascinating. It has an entirely different appeal from Rangers…
Magilou: Hoho. Eizen's really feeling it. Idols, hm… it's got a certain something...
Rokurou: Oh! Yeah, it does! There's no wasted movement! It could be good practice.
Asbel: Everyone here… and everyone watching the broadcast!
Masked man 1: Encore! Encore!
Masked man 2: I wanna hear more!
Sara: Huh!? The masked men are waving penlights! When did they…
Lippy: Their hearts were washed clean by the idols' auras and they've been completely converted to fans!Sara: Yeah! Before you know it, you end up smiling… and you cheer up! That's the power of idols!