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#61 YyAoMmIi

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Posted 24 September 2018 - 11:21 AM

Chapter 31

https://www.viz.com/...er/15910?read=1

Idk what to say.

Pretty much confirms Tao is not just flow, but an energy attack

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Posted 24 September 2018 - 11:57 AM

Super badass! Its a little weird that he learned it that quick but i can accept that he’s a super genius jus this one time. He’s quickly becoming my favorite character

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Posted 26 September 2018 - 08:19 AM

Eng Ch 31

https://www.dropbox....oBWmVWGSIa?dl=0

 

Pretty much confirms Tao is not just flow, but an energy attack

As mentioned in Ch 29, Tao is their way of referencing the energy that flows in all things. Not so different from Qi in general anyway.

Applications include the following:

  1. Heightening one's sense to detect the Tao that flows in others around you to track opponents
  2. Using the user's own internal Tao to strengthen themselves for offense and defense
  3. Externalising one's Tao for long range attacks

Super badass! Its a little weird that he learned it that quick but i can accept that he’s a super genius jus this one time. He’s quickly becoming my favorite character

For all his adaptation schtick, Choubee is becoming way too overpowered

 

By the way, him pointing out that the weakness of Tao users being the navel is actually a reference to the Chinese concept of the Dantian

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dantian

 

The Dantian is like the source or reserve of the Qi that flows in one's body, and is located around the navel area. As mentioned in a post on the previous page, a common trope in Chinese Wuxia novels is that having one's Dantian wrecked will leave them unable to practise martial arts in an effective manner.

 

The "Tanden" term that Mei mentioned in Ch 29 is in fact the Japanese term for the Dantian.


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Posted 26 September 2018 - 10:41 AM

It actually seems like choubee has more plot armor then the main character

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Posted 02 October 2018 - 07:13 AM

Eng Ch 32

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Posted 02 October 2018 - 10:02 AM

Kinda revealed the girls pass pretty quickly. But well it was to be expected

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Posted 02 October 2018 - 01:07 PM

Tbf, her being Tensen is obvious when they said Lady Mei.

It just makes it obvious she part of an internal situation on the island

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Posted 05 October 2018 - 09:25 PM

These chapters always end so abruptly.

 

I like the channeling of tao in order to fight. Don't remember any of their names but the brother with 1 eye one is pretty cool but there must be a drawback to this insta regeneration power. For such an infamous ninja/assassin, Gabimaru is quite the softie, lol.


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Posted 08 October 2018 - 12:36 PM

Chapter 33

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I guess this is why I can't do this on the jump app.

https://www.viz.com/...er/15933?read=1

So most of the mystery has been revealed...

Will need more time to digest.
Explains why first guys we saw were having sex.

Few more question
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Posted 09 October 2018 - 06:51 AM

Ugh, so much I want to comment on so many threads, but work has been too tiring and irritating to collect my thoughts together...
 
@YyAoMmIi I think you might be overthinking a few things
 
Put it this way: these beings have lived for over a thousand years. I'm pretty sure that by this point half their reasons for doing what they do is for the leisure of it. Steadily twisted leisure at that too.
 
And for the record, just like in Chapter 28, I call hogwash on this group of Tensen being born divine beings. I'm pretty sure they were originally humans, but after discovering both the means for immortality and (nigh-)invincibility, they fancy themselves as actual deities

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Posted 12 October 2018 - 10:47 AM

Ugh, Gabimaru keeps stealing my heart, lol.

 

But at the end of the day, this training thing is pretty crass. Essentially these bug freaks are trying to rape Mei in order to complete their training. Truly disgusting. I'm also a bit confused by the Yin /Yang thing. If Mei has only Yang affinity, why are they still after her? Or, since because she's like Tensen, she has both Yin/Yang in her so they're trying to connect (no pun intended) with that part of her Tao?



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Posted 12 October 2018 - 05:21 PM

Eng Ch 33
 
Darn it, I need time before I can comment on everything
 

Ugh, Gabimaru keeps stealing my heart, lol.

 

But at the end of the day, this training thing is pretty crass. Essentially these bug freaks are trying to rape Mei in order to complete their training. Truly disgusting. I'm also a bit confused by the Yin /Yang thing. If Mei has only Yang affinity, why are they still after her? Or, since because she's like Tensen, she has both Yin/Yang in her so they're trying to connect (no pun intended) with that part of her Tao?

There's actually a typo or a mistranslation on Page 13 Panel 3. It's supposed to say "Possessing only Yin-aligned Chi"

Not surprising, since to the non-Asian eye, 陰 ("Yin/dim/cloudy") and 陽 ("Yang/light/sunny") may be easy to mistake with one another. But this is a consequential mistake.

 

Long story short, in the original Japanese raw, both pages 12 and 13 are consistent in saying that Mei only has Yin-aligned Chi. There is no Yang in her.


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Posted Today, 06:59 AM

Eng Ch 34

https://www.dropbox....oBWmVWGSIa?dl=0


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