This is from a commercial for Hermie Hopperhead:








Secretary: Thank you very much for your patience.

Now, let me announce the facts that are known at this time.

First, it's name is Hermie Hopperhead.

Reporter A: I'm sorry, could you repeat that again?

Secretary: Hermie Hopperhead. The name is all in katakana.

My question is below, above was context:

So, basically, what we know is, they've escaped from some planet.


So, basically, what we know is, they're trying to escape from some planet.


~であります is a polite version of ~である, which is a stiffer version of だ. ~ということだ is "It is that ~" used to give an explanation. Put together, ~ということであります translates to just "It is that ~". (As a free translation, "basically, what we know is, ..." is not wrong in this context, though.)

The remaining part is easy. Since 脱出する is in its dictionary form, it's a description of something at preset or in the future.


So this is going to escape from a certain planet.

At the end of this ad, the audience notice this is all about a new video game title. After knowing this, the above sentence starts to sound like "So this game is about Hermie Hopperhead trying to escape from a certain planet".

  • I could not have asked for a better reply. Thanks for the help! – SomaRise Nov 29 '20 at 16:35

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