Damn, this was an epic chapter and this fight is the best I have ever seen in Toriko and in a manga.
Anyway I too think that there's something wrong with Komatsu's face and I like the hypothesis that also Toriko might have been severly injured by Star.
Either way I can't wait to read the next chapter, because I have a feeling that there will be a major development.
I don't know. I think people who whine about technique being asspull or cant grasp whats happening are probably the same guys who thought the last 3 chapters where the author painstakingly explain were not interesting. I know the text was pretty long but read them or you will go hurr durr this is like naruto.
Toriko is just applying his already known skills. This is suppose to be an intense fight where they let loose everything its suppose to be bloody and gore but there are limits to what he can draw being a shounen manga. So this after image technique gives satisfaction to both gore lovers and little kids. Its both not real and evoke that ZOMGYEAHBLOOD rage.
When nothings happening (slow chapters with explanation and no fights) people will whine its too slow a drag. When they really go at it people will whine its too damn long nothings happening. Be less edgy will you
I think we've actually seen Sound Armor already If I'm not mistaken it was in Mellow Cola Arc, when Zebra protected Komatsu from different enemies.
Anyways, I agree with you that it's great that Toriko finally started showing damn impressive combos. Now he looks one of the most badass characters of the manga and well, it suits the protagonist.
It looks very clear for me - someone third (pretty sure that it is Joa himtself!) used a knife to cut Toriko`s leg and Staar`s sword. Staarjun was surprised because it was unexpected attack and he was too selfconfident all this time. But Toriko have finished his attack because he didn`t distracted of loosing his leg. That is why Komatsu was shocked. I think that interruption like this will be the best variant to stop that fight without certain winner, cause it is too early to end their confrontation.
Also I dont think that Joa attacked them, I mean if it was Joa that attacked Toriko and Staar who will protect Komatsu from him? And even if he arrives first he has bigger problems to deal with like Setsuno and probably Zebra that like always is just destroying everything.
So imo it doesnt make much sense that Joa stops the fight. he will probably go for Setsuno first.
If we think about it Joa was the one that made Zaus join NEO right? Why did he accept? It might have been the dark technique thing. Zaus already asked if Setsuno wanted to join them, what if Joa goes there just to do the same thing with Setsuno? Her switching sides would be huge! What if Teppei is already under NEO's control? There was that strange remark on her scar growing or something...
I mean can you imagine if Jiro arrives to help everyone and sees Setsuno with NEO? That would be great!
But I don't know this is probably all wrong. I've been wrong before.
Last edited by llPereirall; June 21, 2013 at 04:14 PM.
@ llPereirall : Yosaku is part of 0 biotop, Jiro is on side of chefs and you think that Tepei would go to NEO's side?
Setsuno will not change side because she considers Ichiryu as friend(why would she make food for him).
So if the whole dark arts mind control thing is true and because NEO has shown interest in having Setsuno on their side Joa's intention on going there might be Setsuno alone. I mean right now we all think that they want Komatsu, what if its actually Setsuno? Wouldnt that be a surprise?
Last edited by llPereirall; June 21, 2013 at 05:34 PM.
Is the scar on teppei the same as zaus? i can't really remember how they look like. But looking at zaus it doesn't seem like hes under mind control. I spend too much energy uncovering the theory behind SnK i'm out of juice right now =P
Erm the scene with Toriko's leg being cut is just the Ultimate Routine thing... It's pretty much clear actually
As for Komatsu, only one explanation IMO : someone showed up there, either Joa or Jirou IMO... Although it seems farfetched, but it is possible that Midora will show up there or other Bishokukai top management guys to save their people
As for Komatsu, someone else came or he saw Mansam vs Shige(Vice president) fight(because they are outside the stadium).
Last edited by senadtm87; June 22, 2013 at 03:06 PM.
No matter what actually happened in the end of the fight, Toriko will obviously need some first aid, since he lost quite some blood and power. Thus I believe he won't be fighting soon, unless someone will give him a great ingridient that will boost his regenerative ability and will restore his calories.
As for the fight, I think it should end in a draw. Both fighters were good and they both dealt pretty good damage to each other.
About Komatsu's face... as for now I will stake with my belief that he was just shocked that Toriko was given a very serious damage, especially after last Staar's move that seemed to pirece Toriko's gut.
Of course some strong person might have come, but I won't think about this possibility until the next chapter.