Honestly, it was obvious that Nakai will become a punchbag in Bakuman, since the moment he was reintroduced. If he were to become a good character he woudn't
1. Be so fu***** WAY to fat
2. Work for an antogonists.
3. Eat his stress away with pizza, but go cry himself out with Saikou, like in the good ol' days.
4. would accept Fukuda's offer (last chance for him to become good)
All that's left for Nakai is to hope, someone will find a Death Note in the Bakuman-verse and write his name in it. <----- maybe a certain alphabeta will do that?
Last edited by alphabeta; April 15, 2011 at 07:40 AM.
In the former case, however, that is a possibility. With his skills he would be a great asset and could probably help cut down the time needed for Saikou to have that second series. But, I would only want this to happen if Shuujin was still providing the story, for the same reason I stated above.
Anyway, I'm really looking forward to the scenes with Hiramaru, Aoki and Nakai. They should be very entertaining
Anyway, haven't you finished your transaltion? You said, you'd do it today.
Oh yeah, i forgot... i promised, not to... well you know what.... well... i kinda... broke it just know, eh?
Last edited by alphabeta; April 15, 2011 at 09:54 AM.
Which is why I hope it doesn't happen. Shuujin has had his chance to work with someone else (Shiratori on Rabuta) and Saikou has also had his chance to "spread his wings on his own" by doing that romance one-shot, even if Shuujin did end up giving him some input. Nonetheless, even if it wasn't for another series, if Nakai became an assistant to Ashirogi, he would be an asset because regardless of all the other bad things you can say about him, he is a talented artist.
I don't recall telling you or anyone I was translating anything today If you meant the spoilers, akoftroy has done them already so no need for me to repeat. Raws are not even out for the real chapter for me to translate off...
Now? It would take a lot more work, and is debatable whether it is even possible. And if the author tries it and it doesn't work...
It seems Nakai is slowly being set up to walk the path of redemption. It was an okay chapter if only because of the Hiramaru vs Nakai showdown. Maybe Hiramaru will talk some sense into Nakai in the next chapter, Fukuda has pretty much given up on him. But even if that happened, apparently Shuiesha pretty much wants nothing to do with him anymore soooo he's gonna have to do something amazing if he wants to be a mangaka again.
And it took me forever to realize "most awesome" is Mashiro's nickname, Saikou. I was wondering why some of Shujin's sentences didn't make sense.
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As much as I want Nakai to turn things around, he's pretty much finished. Seeing Aoki and Hiramura dating has pretty crushed the poor guy and now Nakai has to be a fucking slob in front of Aoki once again? I can't stand watching this torment anymore. If Hiramura delivers the final strike, Nakai will definately be finished and it's way too heavy of a painful burden he will endure which I doubt he can. He will resort to committing suicide.
Nakai, being set up for repemption?
Dude, just as people think he can't get any more low than he already is, he goes and proofs he can sink much lower. Chosing to rather go with some random chick to "have fun" than accept Fukuda's offer. And then it turns out they just messed around with him. He's so desperate.
Hiramura is not there to talk sense into nakai, or i doubt so.
Would be nice with some translation to know what exactly Hiramura said on the last page. But i think more like here is there to "protect" Aoki from Nakai's "Harrasment"
Sure, Nakai is a talented artist, but just because he is so does not mean he will be a good guy again.
But considering the nature of this manga i bet it's gonna end up with a happy ending for every single characyer = /
But still, Nakai, i think he had his chance for redemption when he was introduced back into the story, but then he ends up stuffing himself with pizza every single day and only caring about how to prolong his life style and other things.
Aoki was currently on the phone with Hiramaru when Nakai suddenly appeared at Aoki's door shouting "GET YOUR ASS DOWN HERE, WOMAN", she says "Nakai-san?" to which Hiramaru heard on the other phone, and a few panels later Hiramaru's all like 'STALL HIM A BIT, I'M ON MY WAY THERE TO PROTECT YOU" (so Aoki's like "Um I just got out of the shower so could you wait a bit?" which is why we have that weird panel of Nakai licking the intercom?).
The last page basically consists of Hiramaru asking what Nakai is doing while leaping out of the car, Nakai says Aoki said she was going to come out but even she lied to him and threatens her, and Hiramaru's saying he won't let him harm her and stuff. It's cringeworthy dialogue but it's funny at the same time with those poses. XD
If the authors wanted Nakai to disappear, they already did a good job last time. If the authors wanted to ridicule Nakai, they already did a good job last time. Bringing him back just to see him like this is a waste of time if nothing good comes out of it. Like him redeeming himself or something. Fukuda has basically given up on him after he saw him walk off with the chick. So it's up to Aoki and Hiramaru in this weird situation to snap him out of his current state and tell him to accept reality.Quote:
Bakuman 128 Translation
I think that since Fukuda is a nice guy deep down, though it looks like he has given up on Nakai, he will still take Nakai in. Ohba-sensei effectively killed the prediction that Nakai might work for Ashirogi by bringing up the fact that Ashirogi have Katou working for them. Ashirogi aren't the kind who would sack Katou to bring Nakai on board, imo, even if Nakai is the more talented of the two. I would really like to see Nakai redeem himself. I think this next arc will be solely focused on that. I expect all or at least most of Team Fukuda to be involved, as well as possibly Nanamine. And maybe, in some way or another, Nanamine will be able to redeem himself as well