New chapter enjoy people.
p.s: tomorrow is my birthday YAYY me
Last edited by BASED Shinigami; August 17, 2012 at 04:02 PM.
I enjoyed the chapter, lots of character development. Not much plot advancement though.
Anyways, with what is going on it seems fairly clear that the author wants to do something with ukita. I have no clue of what that could be though. On one hand, we had him with the whole conflict about being actually weak in martial arts. Then we had his teacher (first time we ever saw him, which perhaps means something) telling him to not quit martial arts and that he could make it far. Still, national champion or Olympic athlete means nothing here, shinpaku and ryozampaku are obviously past that. Then we had miu telling him that being a relatively poor martial artist is not all that relevant to love. Of course that makes sense considering that martial arts do not even qualify as a real life skill nowadays. At best it would be a hobby. My impression is that the author is going to have ukita decide whether he wants to be a normal person or a real martial artist basically. Whether he will quit or whether he will start focusing on real life. Ukita is far too behind to develop strength which would be relevant anytime soon IMO. I do wonder how strong his master actually is though. Is there a chance that he could be an actual master class and that ukita does something to impress him and take him as his actual disciple? Or perhaps he is the gateway for ukita to find an actual master? I would like to see ukita choosing to acquire real life skills though, not just martials arts stuff which is ultimately irrelevant.
I am somewhat surprised about what went on with oogata this chapter. He was actually a caring and thoughtful master to rimi through the whole thing. Ok, pushing her of a cliff when she siad something to make oogata uncomfortable was perhaps uncalled for however it was interesting to see rimi running faster than what the logs were falling. Considering the sheer altitude she could have easily been running faster than 150 km/h. I mean, she could have actually exceeded the logs terminal velocity there. I do wonder what technique oogata will teach her though. Perhaps something dangerous?
Ukita has 2 options when it comes to martial arts: stay as a normal martial artist, which is mediocre for the story's level; or catch up with a master. He can quit too but if he does that he will bury his way out of this manga.
I can't say if ALL of Ragnarok members were picked by Kensei as some of the lowest members were recruited by Kisara, but if Ukita was recruited by Kensei then he has the potential to be way better.
You may be good at teaching but you are no Akira Kensei!
is it me or Renka's arm is extremely bad drawed?
It seems someone tacked the arms of a dwarf on her body
First enjoyable chapter in a while. Right now Ukita is definitely conflicted, but it shouldn't be impossible for him to make it as a martial artist. If he really tries he can definitely advance. Thor was able to do it all by himself up to a certain point, so Ukita should be able to as well.
He'd be totally behind everyone else if he stays on panel and trains, but if he vanishes for like 100 chapters and comes back on par with the rest of Shinpaku I could probably accept it.
For me, nothing particularly interesting happened this chapter. I'm a fan of character development, but I don't have any particular interest in either Rimi or Ukita. Ukita's slow decline in relative power compared to the other members of Shinpaku Alliance has been going on for a rather long time. He is now facing a decision that he probably should've realised he would've had to make since the tournament. Rimi is a lovestruck girl operating under some delusion that the man of her dreams is going to be stolen by Miu. He just isn't that in to you. Miu isn't interested in him. And the odds are, even with the ridiculously tough training, Miu is still going to be on an entirely different level. Oogata was cool though. So I guess there's that.
I don't understand why so much attention has been focused on Ukita the past few chapters. He's such a minor unimportant character that developing his character this late in the story would be unnecessary, even if he underwent some rigorous training to gain strength it still wouldn't be enough for him to fight along side the other Shinpaku members and hold his own in the near future. He's the food for Ogata's disciples, if he doesn't want to die he should quit martial arts and focus on school and getting an education. Also, I could care less for watching Rimi train in the mountains just so she can have another pointless echi match with Miu. As Impossibility pointed out her scary love obsession with Ryuto is so stupid. I'm starting to wonder if Matsuena is honestly running out of ideas to write about. All I want to see plot progression and Kenichi training his ass off to get stronger...but we can't even get that
Last edited by BASED Shinigami; August 19, 2012 at 03:25 PM.
Well, I do kinda have my doubts that we will see yet another battle between rimi and miu. Only way that would be even mildly interesting is that she learns some dangerous technique which she would use against miu. Still, I do maintain that rimi fighting other members of the shinpaku alliance might be fun to watch. Freya and kisara are in desperate need of fighting a yomi by now, they have been relegated to fighting only fodder until now and I would think it is just about time to change that.
^Those would be interesting match-ups, but I'm not so sure they are strong enough to compete with Rimi.....yet
Something speaks to me that Kenichi will get special training from the Elder again.
odd, but the Chapter is out^^
Old style chapter, reminiscent of the good old early ones. I liked it.
Not a spoiler because it was already made clear in Ch. 486, but James' speech just confirmed the tree types of disciples there are in this manga:
the talented ones, the special ones (KenIchi, of which it was always said he didn't have a single bit of talent) and the rest.
Now the manga is concentrating on Ukita a bit, probably to show the value of dedication and how it doesn't always lead to success.