Do you think it's Musashi who got hurt by that blow ? On one hand it's what Inoue wants us to think, on the other hand, we know Musashi won't die in this fight, and this seems to be a serious blow. It's hard to say from the colour of the kimono who received it.
My opinion is that Musashi managed to catch Kurando and invert positions to make him receive Ueda's blow.
There remains one last, but unlikely possibility, another character (a defeated Yoshioka disgusted by Ueda's ways, or Sasaki ? Matahachi ?) would have hit Ueda or Kurando.
I think it's someone else. The clothing Musashi and Kurando wear are a different shade than what is actually being hit by Ueda. Musashi's is much to dark and Kurando's is much too light. I don't think Matahachi would kill himself here to save Musashi, but I guess I don't know. It really could be him. Regardless, excellent chapter. I'll see about getting it translated as soon as I can.
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My bet would rather be on Tagaya, the man who disarmed Musashi. We're not even sure he really died (he got hurt but was it lethal ?).
Tagaya? Musashi saw his corpse just last chapter... Page 8. Not to mention you can see his GUTS spilled out after he and Musashi fought. Also, why the hell would Tagaya step up to take a killing blow from the guy he just tried to kill? And no BS please.
It'll be either Kurando or Musashi.
Last edited by walter; September 18, 2007 at 09:37 PM.
well i think musashi receive the blow but he can move to avoid the complete hit..or maybe kurando receive the letal hit........hummmm i`m not sure...but don`t forget the manga and the book are different .....but musashi will survive (he`s the main character)
You were right, there was nobody else, Musashi received the blow.
Seems like Ueda has passed away, not sure whether Musashi turned back to strike him immediatel after grabbing his katana, or if Ueda put his whole life in that final blow and died from exhaustion.
From the katana's tsuba (the thing down the blade) it seems it's Kurando who got disarmed. But Musashi is also falling down in the end... Looks like the whole battle is over now.
this chapter is awsome but these autors..
how can you be that talented and write a chapter which is more an apetizer than a conclusion
can't wait for the next chapter
woowwww.....ueda and the yoshioka brothers were cute kidsss!!! i remenber in the book , musashi received a blow in this leg......but musashi didn`t realize his own attack again (look his eyes is the devil!!!!) anyone knows when the next chapter comes???????
Hopefully no break was taken and the next chapter will be next week.
But yeah it seems the speculation has come to an end. Ueda did get Musashi...although it looks as if it was a shallow hit on the leg that musashi just countered Kurando killed ueda, and now finished off Kurando too.
Anyone keep track of the number of people killed? I'm wondering if any of the Yoshioka survived to carry on the school? Cuz historically the Yoshioka eventually abondon swordsmanship and become a textile company or something.... Or maybe they become a textile company cuz of the female inheritance (Den's daughter and wife)
yoshioka kempo has a textile company and while he was running his bussines,he develop the yoshioka sword-style,and he got famous,well don`t forget there`re many member of the yoshioka dojo living outside kyoto.....poor ueda, he died thinking he killed musashi., well what will happen with musashi????
Interesting last few chapters, I just now caught up (hadn't really kept up since 233). I've enjoyed this battle, but it's certainly taken its while. At the same time, it certainly validates Musashi as one of, if not the MOST, kick-ass swordsmen ever in all of manga.
Somewhat ironic that even after all that experience he'd amassed since the first chapter, he still strongly resembles the "demon" that he was in his youth. I mean, killing seventy men? If he had been that strong at the Battle of Sekigahara, he would've won it all on his own.
As for Ueda's slash, I think it's Musashi (his leg was clearly shown blooded and cut on page 16, and he certainly hollered), but I think it's probably going to be more of a surface wound. He got lucky though. If that sword HAD severed the back of his knee, he'd be a cripple. Still, that's not going to make it easy for him to travel. Guess it's time for that ol' monk buddy of his to make another appearance. Or maybe his girlfriend. Either way...