Slow out of the box? Its kinda like a slow catcher trying to beat out an infield dribbler. The story only picks up after you get into the double digit volumes. There were a few times I nearly stopped reading it because it got boring and too predictable. Well, if you can make it past that (the catcher beats out the throw) then everything is fine from then on.
I have to apologise for the delay with releases on this one. It's like my pet project, myself and my (now retired) main cleaner at the time really liked the look of it and decided to pick it up despite Japan being very far ahead and also the very very very difficult cleans. It makes it hard to find a cleaner good enough and the fact that it's a seinen with so many volumes and specialist Karate terminology makes it hard to find a translator good or dedicated enough. At the moment we have finally found an awesome dedicated translator (we could ALWAYS use more), we have a skilled cleaner who is on study leave but will be back soon (I fear his fingers may start to bleed if he has to clean all 33 volumes alone) what we lack currently is a dedicated typesetter. It just sort of gets passed around to whoever is free.
I will say be on the lookout for a few releases soon (I hope no more than a week). We're also aiming to try and do something special over summer when we have more hands. It's one of those things that because it's so long to really tackle it organisation of (many) people is probably going to be the key, I'm hoping to get enough people on this project to really get that started.... Key word Hoping.
There is some pretty cool stuff in the early volumes I reckon, I have to disagree with Gomenasai, I can see there isn't much by way of big fights. But, the character intro arcs look really funny to me...