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#101 Fenrix

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Posted 20 February 2019 - 06:42 PM

Yeah, I'm starting to feel as if Gabimaru's wife is real, but whatever threat that Gabimaru poses to the stone village is a result of whatever happened to his wife. Also, I'm still not convinced that Chobe has a brother but rather a sister who is masquerading as a man, lol.


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Posted 24 February 2019 - 05:22 PM

just started reading this, i like it very much 


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Posted 25 February 2019 - 06:23 AM

So, are the Mangaplus links working out?

 

Chapter 48

https://mangaplus.sh.../viewer/1001352


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#104 Fenrix

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Posted 25 February 2019 - 10:48 AM

Yeah, the mangaplus links work out!

 

The Chobe vs. Gabimaru fight is heating up now with both of them in their "resolve" form. Just when Gabimaru is on the brink of completely losing it, that's when I think Sagiri and co will make an appearance. 

 

The bond between the brothers is touching, although I hope the older brother starts encouraging the younger to be his own person. 

 

I've grown attached to these characters that are left on the island so I really hope no one dies but that would be wishful thinking. I'm still curious if this entire series will take place on the island. Guess it's possible at the rate we're going. 

 

Overall, solid chapter. 


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Posted 26 February 2019 - 05:10 AM

Sigh, they have the Tensen on one side and the chaotic 2nd convoy inbound on the other. Seriously, this really isn't the time to fight one another with only 9/20 left from the 1st.
 
As far as this fight goes, I'm not impressed with Choubee. All we are shown is that without the parasitic plants in him, Gabimaru can kill him a hundred times over even at the start of the story.
 
Meanwhile, Gantetsusai has been unexpectedly awesome, showing Touma who's boss without even drawing his sword.

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Posted 03 March 2019 - 04:18 PM

Jigoku Raku's special collaboration illustration with Berserk:

 

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Posted 04 March 2019 - 04:42 AM

Chapter 49

https://mangaplus.sh.../viewer/1001644


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#108 Fenrix

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Posted 05 March 2019 - 09:51 PM

Hmm, nothing much happened besides Choube coming back to his senses. Would've been tragic if the younger brother was killed by him but I would've welcomed it.

 

Calling it that Sagiri will come next chapter; bringing Gabimaru back to his senses. 

 

I'm a little surprised that Gabimaru came in 3rd for the character poll  :o

Although, I don't think we've properly been exposed to his character as we have for Sagiri and Shion. Gabs is still a mystery.

 

Idk how Tenza ranked considering we've only known him for like 3 chapters, lol. Tenza was Shion's student that got killed protecting the one kid, right? 



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Posted 10 March 2019 - 09:55 PM

https://mangaplus.sh.../viewer/1001645

This is too positive.

I feel like some ord Tensen will appear

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Posted 13 March 2019 - 06:20 AM

https://mangaplus.sh.../viewer/1001645

This is too positive.

I feel like some ord Tensen will appear

That's pretty much a given, there's no way they'll all be making it out alive

 

After that long battle against Mudan, we pretty much needed a breather from the Tensen, but it's about time they show up again

 

And on the other side, the 2nd convoy will be inbound soon, with the ninjas eager to kill Gabimaru and the Asaemon set on killing the felons

 

Even so, it's so nice for (most of) the survivors of the 1st convoy to finally be together. Will have to get Gabimaru under control though.


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Posted 18 March 2019 - 10:03 PM

Chapter 51

 

I know I shouldn't be, but I am so behind the Gabimaru x Sagiri ship  :aww:

 

Their interactions are always so wholesome and sweet. Even if they only stay as friends, they have my heart.

 

It's nice seeing everyone together again and looking forward to them banding together against the incoming ninjas and executioners. 


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Posted 01 April 2019 - 10:08 PM

Chapter 52

 

Gabimaru is such a romantic when it comes to his wife. I hope he gets the happy ending he deserves. 



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Posted 07 April 2019 - 06:01 PM

Chapter 53

 

Lots of info behind the workings of tao and tan that tbh, I don't quite understand, but how cool was it to have Gabimaru nonchalantly challenge all the others in a fight  :P



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Posted 08 April 2019 - 04:41 AM

Chapter 53

 

Lots of info behind the workings of tao and tan that tbh, I don't quite understand, but how cool was it to have Gabimaru nonchalantly challenge all the others in a fight  :P

Let's just say that this chapter's lore exposition will resonate a lot more with Chinese, Japanese and Korean readers. I plan to write a detailed Reddit post on this later, but I'll give a simple explanation for now.

 

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

Long ago in the Qin Dynasty (221 BC–206 BC) of China, Emperor Qin Shi Huang sought immortality and consulted all manners of professions for such a means. Among them was Xu Fu, ordered to sail to the eastern seas where the mythical Xian supposedly dwell and return with him an Elixir of Life. Folklore tell that Xu Fu sailed to a faraway land but found no such Elixir, and fearing execution upon his failure, he decided to settle on this new land instead. Thus was Japan founded, and Xu Fu (known as Jofuku in Japan) is still a subject of research by historians and scholars today.

 

What I didn't know was that historically he's also a Taoist and a Fangshi (Houshi in Japan), and for the purpose of this series, he went on to create this island and continue his research into the Elixir of Life.

In his attempts, he created perfect beings in the Tensen, nigh-immortal beings comprising of animal and plant Tao with a perfect balance of Yin and Yang. In essence, they're Homunculi, still assisting him with his millennium-long research of granting immortality to ordinary humans.

 

By the way, I realised that I never posted Part 3 of my Chinese Myth series on this thread:

https://www.reddit.c...nese_myth_pt_3/


 

As a Chinese native, I was surprised that Kaku-sensei was this daring with his lore. He evidently did his research into Xian mythology and Taoism beliefs, but treading onto well-known legends that span across East Asia? Yikes


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Posted 16 April 2019 - 02:14 AM

As mentioned before, here's Part 4 of my Chinese Myth series, focusing on Taoism and Alchemy:

https://www.reddit.c...nese_myth_pt_4/


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