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Today, 8th of June, the last chapter of Raruto has been released. Jesulink now will take a break, but soon he will start another manga named 5 elements.
In olden days (IV century before Christ), Aristotle (a philosopher) said that everything on Earth was formed from 4 elements: earth, water, air and fire. According to the Wikipedia, he also said that there was a 5th element which formed the heavens.
Japanese philosophy says that there are 5 elements (like the elements in Naruto): fire (hi), wind (kaze), water (mizu), void (sora; the most accurate translations are "sky" and "Heaven") and earth (tsuchi). [In Naruto, the void element is changed to lightning (kaminari) to explain Kakashi's lightning nature].
I'm not sure, but according to the trailer, Jesulink will follow Aristotle's philosophy, as well as the movie "The Fifth Element" (I'm almost sure he has watched it: in chapter 21c of Raruto there's a reference to it). I hope someone offers to translate it.
But now let's talk about the end of Raruto: Jesulink has made an ending named Todo tiene un final (Everything has an end), which is a parody of "Scenario" by Saboten (the 15th ending of Naruto). And I can't explain everything else, so I've translated here a part of the FAQ in Jesulink.com (the official website of Raruto and 5 elements):
I think I won't translate anymore in... three months? xDOriginally Posted by FAQ from Jesulink.com
By the way, if you find any mistake in the translation, let me know: my English isn't perfect.
Last edited by unok-kun; June 08, 2008 at 10:10 AM.
Man, that was fast
About 5 Elements, I'll probably translate it, if it's as awesome as Raruto. But I wouldn't go around mentioning Aristotle (call me a simpleton, but I was more reminded of Final Fantasy xD).
I meant to be cautious about 5 Elements, since it's an all-new manga and it won't be out until September, but as there actually is a teaser trailer, in case anyone's interested, you can watch it here:
5 elements teaser trailer
The little text in there translates as follows:
"How will Jesulink's new manga be?"
"I could talk about its hidden sceneries"
"About the battles waged in them"
"Or about its courageous protagonists"
"But a fart, is worth more than, a thousand words"
"Kaji, Zap, Rain, Rat Killer, Sôkar"
"5 guys, 5 powers"
I just looked for "element" in the Wikipedia.
[I've removed the EDIT 1]
EDIT 2: I would translate "Matarratas" as "Ratkiller", without a space, because it's a name.
EDIT 3: I think I haven't said it: 5 elements will be 100% original, but it'll also be somewhat like a parody of all mangas about guys who control the elements (a bit like Coco's battle against... Oops, I almost reveal a big spoiler about Raruto xD). It has nothing to do with Avatar or Final Fantasy or anything.
EDIT 4: I'm also starting to think that isn't related to Aristotle. According to the teaser trailer, Zap can control the electricity, and the only related element is the lightning in Naruto. I mentioned Ar¡stotle because of the trailer: an image is seen which showed Aristotle's elements and its combinations, with a black 5th element in the center. We'll have to wait till September to know what elements there are in this manga. Although it's very clear (except for Ratkiller and Sôkar's elements).
EDIT 5: Ratkiller's element could be poison, maybe?
Last edited by unok-kun; June 12, 2008 at 12:19 PM.