I'm having a lot of mix feeling regarding this arc.
While I want Oga and co to defeat the six up-start with ease,on the other hand,I also want a serious fights because the past few arcs have been lacking serious fight.But if Oga loses to normal human,it would look really bad.
The way the six up-start were introduced just remind me so much of how the tohushinki, six knights,Pillars were introduced.They were hype up to be strong and after a while they became fodders.It makes it really hard for me to believe they are actually strong.(Except for nasu,I can't remember the other six up-start's name)
I was a tad bit disappointed for not being able to see more of Aoi's confrontation with the new world red tails and Toujou's confrontation with an unknown gang.
This arc could go either direction and I hope that the author handle it well.
tojou will probably lose to fuji or taka and oga will have to step in and save the day
As I feared Beelzebub is no fun for me when in serious mode. And since I don't know how all these guys could be any threat to Oga, I wonder how this will end. Since introducing so many new characters just for being trashed next chapter would be quite a lost of time, maybe I will be surprised.
Personally, I have a feeling its always going to be like this: people who read Beelzebub for comedy are going to be disappointed in the attempts at drama & action, while people who read Beelzebub for fighting are going to be disappointed by the gag arcs.
At the same time, I just think these chapters are setting up to something else. I know usually Tamura is punchier than this when it comes to info dumping, but I think he's enjoying writing the tension as well. The artwork has been unsual but great, and the amount of planning Tamura has done is impressive.
Changing subject slightly, do you know why Nene calls the Three Kings by "Ougi, Tabako, & Zatou" despite two of their names actually being something different? It's because they too, are auspicious Japanese symbols one should dream about to have a good new year. From the website:
Pretty cool, right? The fact that they have to be ordered this way is also probably the hierarchy of the 6 Upstarts as well.Quote:
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I read the manga for both the comedy and the action, thats what it made me glue on to it so much. And yeah I do appreciate when a author plans his work, and you can actually see it in his work, i hate manga where some stuff just looks like it's just been thrown in there in the last minute, but good thing is that it doesn't really happen in this manga.
from what I understood is that:
there are 3 kings and above them are the 3 beasts. So Oga is fighting one of the beasts at the moment, and we're told that Fuji is the strongest of them.
I'm going to predict that the panel where Tojou is facing unknown enemies and the fact that they haven't shown taka or fuji yet, is because Tojou will end up fighting one of them.
Hey guys. Well, curiosity has struck me again. And this time, it's in the title of this chapter, which also happens to be the name of this new gang of delinquents.
The original Japanese title of the chapter is 殺六縁起, which seems like it should translate to Killer Six Omens. Neither Ishiyama nor upstarts are referred to in the title.
After playing around Google and Wikipedia, I soon discovered that it's actually a derivative of the expression 六大縁起. It's just like how the title of chapter 12 is a play on the name of a comedy act. At first, I thought Six Great Omens would be an ideal translation. But after playing around some more, I found it to be a little deeper than that. Now, I'm not very knowledgeable on how religion works, but I'll do my best to explain where the expression comes from.
六大縁起, pronounced Rokudai engi, according to Japanese Wikipedia and a few more websites, refers to the "Six Great Elements" from Shingon Buddhism. Typically in Japanese Buddhism, there are five elements: Earth, water, fire, air and void. The sixth element is mind, and these elements combined are taught under the deity (Mahā)Vairocana.
With all of that said, I feel it's most appropriate to translate the title and the gang name as the Killer Six Elements on the Wiki.
At the moment I discovered the origin of the chapter's title, I recall that time many months ago when I first discovered a pattern in the names of the 24 Pillar (Generals). It's subtle references like these in which I really want to emphasize the importance of looking for deeper meanings in the manga, especially with a mangaka who seems to know more about the obscure aspects of religion than the average reader.
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I was struggling to find the furigana for the title of the chapter and have just found them outside the title page. Having confirmed the pronunciation of the kanji, I now know why the first two are arranged the way they are.
殺六縁起 is pronounced Satsuriku engi. Guess what's also pronounced "satsuriki"? The word massacre, 殺戮.
So there you have it. Another hidden religious reference and another pun lost in translation. Such is the magic of curiosity.
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Sorry but i have a Question. At Page 16 the introducing of Fuji the strongest of all rookies. The man right from Fuji looks like, he have the same Haircut then Himekawa.
When i remember right is this Haircut the trademark from the Himekawa Familiy and only allowed by them.
That aside, pompadours are quite common in Japanese manga delinquents: those sporting them are called "Yankees". You can find them in other series. Out of the top of my head, I can recall Takamagahara as an example.
I hope that the winners of the upcoming fights would win convincingly, regardless of who they are.
And I'm also hoping for an another opponent for Fuji, not that I like Oga vs Fuji
I want Tamura-sensei to not use the stereotype "Protagonist vs. Main Arc Antagonist"
ex: Luffy vs Crocodile, Naruto vs Tobi, Ichigo vs Aizen etc.
Let's try to power rank the United Ishiyama
(Correct me if I'm wrong)
5. Shoji , Kaoru , Nene
6. Himekawa, Chiaki, Shiroyama
Furuichi's power depends on the tissues so its hard to rank his power
So most likely the power rankings can also be a factor of which one of the six paths will they face, leaving out personal vendettas.
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