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    Re: Blade of the Immortal by Samura Hiroaki

    Alright, the translation of Blade of the Immortal vol 30 has begun

    http://www.batoto.net/read/_/160886/..._by_happyscans

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    Re: Blade of the Immortal by Samura Hiroaki

    lolz only one chapter they could better translated all those monthly chapters and I don't get why chapter 210 is missing.

    they even count the chapters wrong =.=

    because volume 30 start at chapter 199


    the magazine is then at 211
    but not the volume like how they translate it (>_<)


    vol. 28 has chapter 185-191 (magazine chapter ???-203)
    vol. 29 has chapter 192-197 (magazine chapter 204-210)
    vol. 30 has chapter 198-205 (magazine chapter 211-219)
    Last edited by Nagashiwa; March 13, 2013 at 06:18 PM.

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    Re: Blade of the Immortal by Samura Hiroaki

    I could read an entire manga just about Makie pwning fools.

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    Re: Blade of the Immortal by Samura Hiroaki

    And next chapter http://www.mediafire.com/?ka5vzg3smwrgw13

    ---------- Post added March 24, 2013 at 08:03 PM ---------- Previous post was March 19, 2013 at 09:07 PM ----------

    And next chapter http://www.batoto.net/read/_/162360/..._by_happyscans

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    Re: Blade of the Immortal by Samura Hiroaki

    I'm actually not really happy with the end.

    I hoped for a real happy end.

    Kinda Anotsu and Magatsu happy life
    and Manji and Rin happy life together too.

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    Re: Blade of the Immortal by Samura Hiroaki

    spoiler alert maybe? I haven't read the end yet. I'm waiting for the scans.

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    Re: Blade of the Immortal by Samura Hiroaki

    Quote Originally Posted by baboysai View Post
    spoiler alert maybe? I haven't read the end yet. I'm waiting for the scans.
    Well, the chapter released already reveals Anotsu not surviving. Here is the chapter

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    Re: Blade of the Immortal by Samura Hiroaki

    so what happened really at the end? Is it just the writer rushing things off, or was it really intended to end so abruptly and anti-climatically? Whatever it is, I must admit that it left me feeling uneasy, and unsatisfied, in a good way. What happened to manji's redemption? Was rin really satisfied with her revenge? Was she really going for that sole motive,if yes then why did she not went for the kill before, if no then why did she do it at the end? what happened to mugatsu?

    Perhaps sometimes questions can leave more lasting impressions than answers.

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    Re: Blade of the Immortal by Samura Hiroaki

    those questions won't get answered.

    But I'm sure it's kinda a rushing off.
    one volume more would have been better (>_<)

    I'm really not happy with th end at all.

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    Re: Blade of the Immortal by Samura Hiroaki

    Quote Originally Posted by ashher View Post
    so what happened really at the end? Is it just the writer rushing things off, or was it really intended to end so abruptly and anti-climatically?
    there's still 2 chapters left you know.

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    Whatever it is, I must admit that it left me feeling uneasy, and unsatisfied, in a good way. What happened to manji's redemption?
    he got contracted to be Rin's bodyguard and kill her enemy. She killed him, but the end result's the same. His job is over.
    He still is and will be an immortal yojimbo.

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    Was rin really satisfied with her revenge?
    of course not. For more insight on what Rin did read the next chapters. Her actions and motivation are explained there. There's hardly anything "satisfying" about revenge..... only loss and regret.

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    Was she really going for that sole motive,if yes then why did she not went for the kill before, if no then why did she do it at the end?
    'cause she "respected" Anotsu's will. She vowed to kill him when the end result of his actions would become clear.
    that, and Anotsu's missteps at the end defined her resolve.

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    what happened to mugatsu?
    next chap.

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    Perhaps sometimes questions can leave more lasting impressions than answers.
    there are no open plot points in the manga. You have to read it all tho'
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    Re: Blade of the Immortal by Samura Hiroaki

    ^ oh thanks for the assurance. i thought the manga was ended there.

    I'll eagerly wait for the next two chapters.

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    Re: Blade of the Immortal by Samura Hiroaki

    yeah read up to the "latest" chapter. Can't wait for the epilogues. But two chapters? Won't there be only one? Titled: "Manji and Rin"?

    And anotsu isn't dead,

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    Re: Blade of the Immortal by Samura Hiroaki

    I made my old post when there were scanlations only up to chapter 217. Thus, there were 2 chaps remaining. Now it's only one.

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    Re: Blade of the Immortal by Samura Hiroaki

    I'd still say this manga was meant to be read at a fast pace. I read maybe the first 26 volumes in one go, and the fights are definitely more awesome and fluid, when you read it at your own pace.

    But waiting for the chapters to come out slowly was what made it kind of anti-climactic for me, even if, I still think that this has the best fight choreography in all manga I've read so far. I may be a girl, and quite a noob when it comes to fight moves, so I really appreciated Samura Hiraoki's vision and his being able to express it into the right sequences for me to truly appreciate the art of "sword" fighting. Not the zen states of mind that can be expressed in words in other manga (Vagabond, for example), or the name-calling of sword stunts (like Rurouni Kenshin)- but the art of the battle, the step-by-step imagery of how this move was pulled off, or how this arm got cut off, or how in one blink she missed her target, those details I'd never encountered in any other manga than in Blade of the Immortal.

    Truthfully, what kept me from reading this for a long time was that, Manji, as a hero, I thought, was not particularly alluring. What was so interesting with a man who could never die? Where was the thrill if he had nothing to lose, or that he could regenerate all over again? But as soon as the Itto- ryu were introduced, no, make that, Kagehisa Anotsu- the story began to spin. Although eventually I did grow a liking to Manji- his character and personality won over a lack of cause. But what really got this story going was Kagehisa Anotsu, I think. A most sexy character if I ever saw one. Idealistic, genius, has his own set of principles, that got a girl questioning her motives of assassinating him despite the fact that he killed her parents in front of her.

    Anyway, enough of the fangirling.

    Wonder if I will still be able to see the old lady who caused all the immortality in the first place.

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    Re: Blade of the Immortal by Samura Hiroaki

    Haha, I will never understand the appeal of Anotsu. I think saying "hey guys, gang rape that lady I'm not going to kill coz I'm not an animal" was where I had his measure. Perhaps not idealistic, but ambitious and an extremist, in anycase. I think he was a higher functioning guy that was very good at giving charismatic words to what turned out to be a very flawed, very personal grudge against a decaying society which ended up getting him and all who believed him killed.
    The only one who survived was Magatsu, who confessed to not really caring about those "ideals" in the first place.

    I think overall, Rin gave the story the true drive it had. Manji was her tool. Anotsu was her foil. The strife, struggle, the moral and philosophical tangles that were even remotely worth a damn to the cast were all hers, and the plot didn't really settle until she faced her understanding of revenge as a child and saw that it was lacking. Even Anotsu's vision of a future with (forgive the dumbing down) a bunch of bizarrely armed thugs tearing down the standard samurai code of honour through sheer spiteful depravity, was a story unfolding for the sake of Rin's learning experience.

    And Manji was just too damn down-to-earth to not adore. Big brother I wished I had, that's fersure.

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