Hello again. A little update on that classroom photo I mentioned earlier; the latest chapter cover features the missing third part. I've updated the photo I uploaded on the Wiki to include it:
Again, please excuse my limited Photoshopping abilities. The left third is from chapter 11, the centre from chapter 8, and the right third from chapter 5.
With a total of 26 students in the photo, I'm pretty sure that's everyone... unless maybe there are a few more students and Korosensei to add.
In case you're still seeing the old photo, go here, then press Ctrl+F5 on your keyboard to see the updated photo.
Last edited by FanOfAniManga; September 13, 2012 at 10:02 AM.
The character based in harakawa?? pretty nice!!!
I wonder if we'll get some more teachers. If not, we should get a pic with the teachers pretty soon.
Interesting how the story develops...without making much progress, so far we dont know anything about Sensei about his how or why
but we've seen
-kids using bb gun grenades
-psychopathic students turning into good guys (did anyone get reminded of Sai seeing karma?)
-russian Marta Haris turning into humble english teachers LOL
thats what I really like about the author, he takes his time fleshing out the characters before starting with the main story BUT still keeps it interesting enough to rank pretty high in the polls (assumed by ToC)
still I wonder where it will go from here as sooner or later the Classroom theme might get dull
I really enjoyed this chapter (chapter 11). Nice to see a more serious tone once a while, with the E-class discrimination. Nagisa’s look was really cool when the two guys were bothering her, too . And the school principal also seems like a quite interesting character… Like FKM said, he seems similar to Harukawa from Neuro.
I only know recently that this manga got some inspirations from quite famous story. Well, then we need at least 20 more teachers and students to get a perfect number.
The discrimination theme has been going on since the beginning of this manga, so I'm not surprised if when the E class blend in with another class, they get some mockery or being ridiculed. I agree that Nagisa looks cool when he's facing the guys who bully him, Korosensei made him change, after all.
I fail to see the connexion with the story you linked to...
The next part is a little bit spoiler-y so:
Last edited by Doraku; September 25, 2012 at 09:00 AM.
Ok for the reference to the names, but the plot is not really similar at all ( except for a plan to assassinate someone ). The principal theme of revenge and loyalty is not there, at least not with the same character connection
Especially, there is no crazy octopus alien in 47 Ronin.
Last edited by Doraku; September 25, 2012 at 10:26 AM.
It seems as though there are some characters in AC whose kanji are retained from the ronin surnames, but with different kana pronunciations. For example, "Shiota" (Nagisa) was also originally known as "Ushioda", both with identical kanji (潮田).
Then again, there's also this case where the kana pronunciations are the same between AC and 47 ronin, but the kanji are different. For example, there are three ronin whose surnames are 間, while in AC, there's a student whose surname is 狹間. However, both are pronounced "Hazama".
By the way, there's a chance we might not even need 21 more surnames. A lot of the ronin's surnames are identical with one another. For example, there are three Ooishis (大石), and two each of Okudas (奥田), Yoshidas (吉田), Horibes (堀部), Mases (間瀬), Onoderas (小野寺) and Muramatsus (村松) within the list. However, there are still some surnames completely absent from AC so far, such as Ooishi, Horibe, Mase and Onodera. So we do still need some.
Also interesting to note is that Terasaka is the only ronin not to have committed seppuku. Could this be a premonition for the corresponding AC character later in the plot? Or is it only to the extent of how he behaved in chapter 1, sacrificing Shiota and keeping himself alive to tell the tale?
Last edited by FanOfAniManga; September 26, 2012 at 08:34 AM.
I saw chapter 11, and its offical, I really like this series now, I hope these newer chapters can bring out greater material. I just have one issue though:
Nagisa; Y U LOK LIKE GRL?!?!
guess the author intended him to be a trap?
Really interesting manga.
I guess I'll keep reading it along with the others.
And, I'm glad I've read that Nagisa was a boy before I started to read the manga.
It prevented me from being disappointed!
^ Why would it have been disappointing otherwise...?
I actually just think Matsui is purposely making Nagisa look androgynous. I admit that its easier to distinguish him from the rest because of this (not that you couldn't, but sometimes mangaka just focus on the face/hair and not necessarily on body type).
But wow, Doraku, you just blew my mind with the 47 Ronin story! Especially now that I've read chapter 12, it seems like the author was inspired by it.
Asano is a fantastic character. There's nothing about him that sticks out when you first notice him, and that's awesome because sometimes the most sinister of people just look normal. His line, "there are some problems you can't solve with speed", totally sent chills down my spine. Just, amazing!