The legend of Urashima Tarô
Van Winkle Drive Island
Why is it written ウラシマ・ドライブ and Why is it translated by Van Winkle Drive Island ?
Wait..Van Winkle as in Rip Van Winkle? ウラシマ like in Urashima?
Urashima Tarô is a fisherman who rescues a turtle and for this is rewarded with a visit to the Palace of the Dragon… Tarō stayed there with her for a few days, then he was caught by the desire to go back to his village and see his aging mother…But everything had changed. His home was gone, his mother had vanished, the people he knew were nowhere to be seen. He asked if anybody knew a man called Urashima Tarō. They answered that they had heard someone of that name had vanished at sea long ago. He discovered that 300 years had passed since the day he had left for the bottom of the sea.
Rip Van Winkle, a villager of Dutch descent, lives in a nice village… One autumn day he escapes his nagging wife by wandering up the mountains… After drinking some of their liquor, he settles down under a shady tree and falls asleep. He wakes up twenty years later and returns to his village. He finds out that his wife is dead and his close friends have died in a war or gone somewhere else.
Masamichi Haru is a a diver of “The Metal” and long time friend of Eiichiro Kushima. Masamichi was in a diving accident while testing an early Meta-Real technology and was in a coma for 50 years before awakening as an old man.