Page 2 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast
Results 16 to 30 of 59
  1. #16
    The Could-Have-Been King Ghost's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    Land of Lagom.
    Posts
    32,032

    Default

    So, two new chapters I somehow missed.

    The fight turned out more even then I thought. Wonder what Kashitarou will do to turn this around?
    "This doesn't look easy. But I bet it is!"
    -Homer Simpson

    "Optimism through stalwart skepticism is a defect not everyone is lucky enough to be cursed with."
    -Homestuck

  2. #17
    the demon king rules master of read's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Posts
    38,348

    Default

    New chapter out.

    The fight ends. Kashitarou....... you have my respect.
    COCAINE IS MY GOD AND I AM THE LIVING INSTRUMENT OF ITS WILL!!
    snowflame, new guardians #2
    wanna make some quick cash?

  3. #18
    The Could-Have-Been King Ghost's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    Land of Lagom.
    Posts
    32,032

    Default

    That was pretty awesome. Though, I'm guessing Master K will be out of commission for a while after this.
    "This doesn't look easy. But I bet it is!"
    -Homer Simpson

    "Optimism through stalwart skepticism is a defect not everyone is lucky enough to be cursed with."
    -Homestuck

  4. #19
    Veteran Member Holy Spirit's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    United States
    Posts
    6,276

    Default

    I'm in the 60's now.... Jinsuke finally makes his appearance and so far he reminds me a lot of Shishio. This is a good thing.



    I like where this is going.

  5. #20
    The Could-Have-Been King Ghost's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    Land of Lagom.
    Posts
    32,032

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Holy Spirit View Post
    I'm in the 60's now.... Jinsuke finally makes his appearance and so far he reminds me a lot of Shishio. This is a good thing.
    I'd say he's a bit more mellow then Shishio, and possibly slightly more arrogant. I love how casual he is about eveyrthing: it's like he seriously don't give a damn about what becomes of the Ogame School or Gama:

    "Hey, son. You got taller! Huh, what's that? You want to kill me? Yeah, that's nice. Good luck with that. So, you guys want to twart my evil plan? Well, whatever. I guess I should have you all killed but I'll wait until you've finished training. It's not like I'm in a hurry."
    "This doesn't look easy. But I bet it is!"
    -Homer Simpson

    "Optimism through stalwart skepticism is a defect not everyone is lucky enough to be cursed with."
    -Homestuck

  6. #21
    Veteran Member Holy Spirit's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    United States
    Posts
    6,276

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Ghost View Post
    I'd say he's a bit more mellow then Shishio, and possibly slightly more arrogant. I love how casual he is about eveyrthing: it's like he seriously don't give a damn about what becomes of the Ogame School or Gama:

    "Hey, son. You got taller! Huh, what's that? You want to kill me? Yeah, that's nice. Good luck with that. So, you guys want to twart my evil plan? Well, whatever. I guess I should have you all killed but I'll wait until you've finished training. It's not like I'm in a hurry."
    You're right..... he is more mellow.



    But still, I get a "Survival of the Fittest" vibe from him. The way he let the Ogame School and the Four Divine Spears duke it out and the winner is deemed worthy enough to meet him.... not actually caring who won as long as it was the strongest school. Similarly with Iori, letting him fight through the castle to speak with him. If he makes it great, he'll hear him out, if not.... well..... he wasn't worth listening to in the first place. He believes there are only two types of people, those who exercise power and those who are ruled by it.


    He seems to have the goals and philosophy of Shishio mixed in with..... the more laid back personality and methodology of Hao. Who also pretty much just let his enemies run wild in the name of.... amusement.

  7. #22
    The Could-Have-Been King Ghost's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    Land of Lagom.
    Posts
    32,032

    Default

    Okay, so apparently there's a traitor in Jinsuke's base, killing his dudes.

    Place your bets, people! Who's the spy?
    "This doesn't look easy. But I bet it is!"
    -Homer Simpson

    "Optimism through stalwart skepticism is a defect not everyone is lucky enough to be cursed with."
    -Homestuck

  8. #23
    Veteran Member Holy Spirit's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    United States
    Posts
    6,276

    Default

    Finally caught up and....
    Quote Originally Posted by Ghost View Post
    Okay, so apparently there's a traitor in Jinsuke's base, killing his dudes.

    Place your bets, people! Who's the spy?
    ..... I have no idea. Could be just about any of them, truly.


    When Jinsuke has to go out of his way to give a specific order for them not to kill/attack each other..... yeah.

  9. #24
    The Could-Have-Been King Ghost's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    Land of Lagom.
    Posts
    32,032

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Holy Spirit View Post
    Finally caught up and....

    ..... I have no idea. Could be just about any of them, truly.
    True, there's not much to go by.

    I say it's totally Kudou Shimon, though.

    The traitor is strong enough to flat out murder an advisor who was looking straight at him, so most likely he's one of the members of the Personal Corps, and most likely someone we're already familiar with.

    It can't be Ranmaru, the dude with the beard has like one page of screentime, and the ninja guy really isn't much better. So, the prime contenders are Muraku, Banri and Kudou.

    Could be Muraku, but he's a kinda obvious choice - the kind of guy you use to draw suspicion away from the true culprit. Could be Banri - Jinsuke did kill his dad - but he was already a traitor once in Jinsuke's favor. I doubt he'd be the traitor again unless we're looking at some serious Gin Ichigmaru shenanigans.

    Kudou, on the other hand, is kinda shifty but despite having been in the manga since chapter 7, he hasn't really done anything. He's the one member of Jinsuke's faction who has been around the longest but we haven't even seen him fight. Mostly he just hangs out with Ranmaru and provides exposition. I figure there has to be a reason the mangaka keeps him around.
    "This doesn't look easy. But I bet it is!"
    -Homer Simpson

    "Optimism through stalwart skepticism is a defect not everyone is lucky enough to be cursed with."
    -Homestuck

  10. #25
    Veteran Member Holy Spirit's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    United States
    Posts
    6,276

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Ghost View Post
    True, there's not much to go by.

    I say it's totally Kudou Shimon, though.

    The traitor is strong enough to flat out murder an advisor who was looking straight at him, so most likely he's one of the members of the Personal Corps, and most likely someone we're already familiar with.

    It can't be Ranmaru, the dude with the beard has like one page of screentime, and the ninja guy really isn't much better. So, the prime contenders are Muraku, Banri and Kudou.

    Could be Muraku, but he's a kinda obvious choice - the kind of guy you use to draw suspicion away from the true culprit. Could be Banri - Jinsuke did kill his dad - but he was already a traitor once in Jinsuke's favor. I doubt he'd be the traitor again unless we're looking at some serious Gin Ichigmaru shenanigans.

    Kudou, on the other hand, is kinda shifty but despite having been in the manga since chapter 7, he hasn't really done anything. He's the one member of Jinsuke's faction who has been around the longest but we haven't even seen him fight. Mostly he just hangs out with Ranmaru and provides exposition. I figure there has to be a reason the mangaka keeps him around.
    Good points.


    Either way I'm grateful for the chaos..... I struggled to imagine how the Ogame school could believably come out on top against this small army of elite mooks. I mean... legitimate elite mooks. There's like..... nine of 'em and that's not even counting the thousand man slayer himself.


    Not only does it give the Ogame school a way to win, it's also practical enough that I can totally buy it happening. Especially considering the nature of the characters involved.

    Plus it's just flat out more fun to watch.

  11. #26
    Veteran Member Holy Spirit's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    United States
    Posts
    6,276

    Default

    New chapter out...

    Looks like we've got a new third power in the war between the schools.


    Good thing Iori stepped in when he did..... the old masters would have been hosed.

  12. #27
    The Could-Have-Been King Ghost's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    Land of Lagom.
    Posts
    32,032

    Default

    Hm, Beard Guy seems kinda interesting. Hope he can put up a decent enough fight against Iori.

    Also, ten to one the boss of the conspirators will be the main villain after Jinsuke.
    Last edited by Ghost; 02-21-2012 at 02:20 PM.
    "This doesn't look easy. But I bet it is!"
    -Homer Simpson

    "Optimism through stalwart skepticism is a defect not everyone is lucky enough to be cursed with."
    -Homestuck

  13. #28
    The Could-Have-Been King Ghost's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    Land of Lagom.
    Posts
    32,032

    Default

    Some more chapters.

    Man, I wonder if there's anyone on Jinsuke's team who can take on Iori and not get eaten alive. o_O
    "This doesn't look easy. But I bet it is!"
    -Homer Simpson

    "Optimism through stalwart skepticism is a defect not everyone is lucky enough to be cursed with."
    -Homestuck

  14. #29
    Veteran Member Holy Spirit's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    United States
    Posts
    6,276

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Ghost View Post
    Some more chapters.

    Man, I wonder if there's anyone on Jinsuke's team who can take on Iori and not get eaten alive. o_O
    I don't think so.

    Which pleases me, because this is a guy who.....


    #1. Has phenomenal skill in the Ogame School.... the school that produced Jinsuke.

    #2. Was trained by Jinsuke himself.

    #3. Unlike Jinsuke's current apprentice who is already considered good enough to be a member of his Personal Corps...... Iori has a lot more experience and time to build upon the things Jinsuke taught him.


    I feel.... he should be a step above any single member of the Personal Corps.

    I also feel he is somewhat more powerful than Shinnojou, although that's kinda like splitting hairs.
    Last edited by Holy Spirit; 03-16-2012 at 08:58 AM.

  15. #30
    The Could-Have-Been King Ghost's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    Land of Lagom.
    Posts
    32,032

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Holy Spirit View Post
    I also feel he is somewhat more powerful than Shinnojou, although that's kinda like splitting hairs.
    I guess it depends on exactly much stronger Shin grew over the timeskip. He had serious problems fighting Iori before, but then again, if Iori grew stronger since then it's hard to tell since he just steamrolls everyone anyway. It's possible Iori is still stronger, or they might be basically equal now. *shrug*
    "This doesn't look easy. But I bet it is!"
    -Homer Simpson

    "Optimism through stalwart skepticism is a defect not everyone is lucky enough to be cursed with."
    -Homestuck

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •