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by kujoe
Sat Aug 28, 2010 9:57 pm
Forum: Tenjo Tenge
Topic: Fight 136 !
Replies: 59
Views: 56442

Dougen wanted Mitsuomi to be the True Warrior for the Takayanagi clan, by making him fight Shin whom he manipulated into the perfect monster (a red feather with the Dragon's Eye) for him to defeat. Souhaku thought of doing the same thing, but in reverse. To him, the True Warrior will rise in the for...
by kujoe
Sat Aug 28, 2010 5:25 am
Forum: Tenjo Tenge
Topic: Fight 136 !
Replies: 59
Views: 56442

That's an interesting way of putting it... But I think after the past arc with Shin, it seems fitting that Maya fully gives her life to prevent a 'repeat' of it. It just sucks that she has to go. I haven't checked out the chapter for myself, but I'm kind of curious of how Mitsuomi reacts to her deat...
by kujoe
Sat Aug 21, 2010 10:55 pm
Forum: Tenjo Tenge
Topic: Fight 136 !
Replies: 59
Views: 56442

Man, so it finally ends? Has the manga really been running for 12 years? I was still in high school when I first got into it! I guess I'll wait for the translation as well. I don't really mind what kind of ending Oh! Great wants, but I do care about the execution of it. For the last chapter, I gener...
by kujoe
Wed Jul 23, 2008 10:56 am
Forum: Tenjo Tenge
Topic: Fight 117 !
Replies: 52
Views: 44170

If there's anyone who will be getting into the middle of things in a fight such as that, I think it's going to be Aya. Her feelings for Nagi and her Dragon's Eye will most likely play a huge role in such a conflict. Her inclusion will just make Masataka further dramatically involved as well.
by kujoe
Wed Jul 23, 2008 9:28 am
Forum: Tenjo Tenge
Topic: Fight 117 !
Replies: 52
Views: 44170

But with Souhaku possessing him through that eyeball, how can Nagi even take it out? Even Aya knows what's going on and she couldn't do anything about it, except listen to whatever Souhaku tells her. This twisted Nagi vs. Masataka fight in the possible future would look like a reversed version of "S...
by kujoe
Sat May 24, 2008 1:41 am
Forum: Tenjo Tenge
Topic: Fight 114
Replies: 96
Views: 67372

Now that clears a whole lot of stuff! Some of which we already know, but it's nice to see all of these details come together. With a little more clarification, or fact checking that should be stickied for the sake of reference. So, I guess for the sake of making sure: Total known gates (so far?) = 9...
by kujoe
Tue May 20, 2008 12:44 am
Forum: Tenjo Tenge
Topic: Oh!Great made a guest character for Soul Calibur 4
Replies: 3
Views: 6037

I'm actually surprised that the character design turned out that way. You know... considering this is Oh! great we're talking about. But it still seems Oh! Great-ish to me. I guess it's because of those mechanical joints of hers. Guess I'll have to stick with the Hiroya sensei-designed Shura. Yeah, ...
by kujoe
Mon May 19, 2008 1:33 am
Forum: Tenjo Tenge
Topic: Fight 115
Replies: 99
Views: 72859

That talk between Aya and Souhaku is the still unknown factor for me here. It's not really that simple predicting who will fight who in the final round... heck, if there even is going to be one. For now, the setup seems to be Mitsuomi being Masataka's biggest challenge, though I'm not sure how that'...
by kujoe
Sat May 17, 2008 12:50 am
Forum: Tenjo Tenge
Topic: Fight 114
Replies: 96
Views: 67372

6 for the white feathers , 6 for the red. That's the way I've understood it as well. Twelve families. Six of which are white representing warriors and heroes, and the other six are red representing "sorcery", rituals, etc. Heh, this discussion is just making things even more complicated. From the w...
by kujoe
Sat Apr 26, 2008 2:18 am
Forum: Tenjo Tenge
Topic: Fight 114
Replies: 96
Views: 67372

No he wasn't he was the Natsume's dad's best friend, Dougen started this plan to eliminate the red feathers with him. I'm not sure what you're trying to say here. I think Dougen's plans back then reflected his world view from their world, especially when he was scheming to eliminate the red feather...
by kujoe
Fri Apr 25, 2008 11:51 pm
Forum: Tenjo Tenge
Topic: Fight 114
Replies: 96
Views: 67372

Actually, the history of the families is a bit sketchy too. At one point the manga even mentions the Natsume clan to be the highest if I'm not mistaken, but that was so long ago that many don't even bother to remember. And while the Takayanagi clan is currently on top of things, technically and trad...
by kujoe
Fri Apr 25, 2008 4:15 pm
Forum: Tenjo Tenge
Topic: Fight 114
Replies: 96
Views: 67372

Well, white feathers can open gates too, and they can take their pick from all seven that are available to them, just not the specific red feather ones. Red feathers can take their pick from all seven plus an eighth gate. That is, if they happen to inherit the gate that is specific to their clan. (e...
by kujoe
Thu Apr 24, 2008 1:45 pm
Forum: Tenjo Tenge
Topic: Fight 114
Replies: 96
Views: 67372

The True Warrior thing is still a bit hazy to me to be honest. Most of the time, the only ideal we're going with is in truth Dougen's ideal, or a.k.a. the Takayanagi version. Then, there's Souhaku's grand master plan *somewhat* reflecting a similar idea, plus the fact that demon exorcists share a si...
by kujoe
Thu Nov 29, 2007 2:09 pm
Forum: Tenjo Tenge
Topic: Fight 110
Replies: 47
Views: 40172

The thing with Maya's new gate though, is that even if it manifests itself after Dragon Palm treatment was applied to her, the question of its source is still isn't fully answered. It still could've been Reiki that triggers it at that specific moment, or it could've been something else entirely. I m...
by kujoe
Wed Aug 22, 2007 1:14 am
Forum: Tenjo Tenge
Topic: Fight 107
Replies: 36
Views: 36275

But weren't those gates taken (or "eaten") by her Dragon's Fist? I think HappyStealer is wondering whether a person can naturally inherit two 8th gates from both of his or her red feather parents. While the Dragon's Fist allows the eating or taking of other gates, Makiko was certainly born with just...
by kujoe
Wed Aug 22, 2007 1:04 am
Forum: Tenjo Tenge
Topic: Fight 107
Replies: 36
Views: 36275

I think Aya's line suggests she's willing to bet Maya's life along with her own Hmmm, I don't understand what you mean by that. What I was pointing to is the fact that Maya holding on to Reiki instead of Aya doesn't really prevent the latter from getting too mixed up with it if Aya can simply summo...
by kujoe
Tue Aug 21, 2007 1:21 am
Forum: Tenjo Tenge
Topic: Fight 107
Replies: 36
Views: 36275

*) Towards the end, Aya thinks to herself: though I can't do it like Kabane, since it (Reiki) has always been part of my body, I should be able to do it. Cue turning her hair into Reiki. (Don't ask me if it's a copy or she summoned it) Aya tells Kabane that while she could never beat him in a power...
by kujoe
Wed Jun 20, 2007 10:34 pm
Forum: Tenjo Tenge
Topic: Nagi Ichiyuu plot to remove all the red feathers
Replies: 5
Views: 7859

I'm probably missing something, (that, or my memory is suspect) but didn't Souhaku lose his finger when Masataka defeated zombie Fu Chien?
by kujoe
Sat Jun 16, 2007 4:05 am
Forum: Tenjo Tenge
Topic: Fight 105
Replies: 90
Views: 99451

I have this funny hunch that Reiki = "Kusanagi" and that Aya will come to wield it one day, especially with all this talk of "becoming the blade for the one important to you" or something like that. That would then mean, Souhaku (inside Souichirou) as "Orochi." So uhm, wait, that means Souichirou is...
by kujoe
Sun Jun 03, 2007 6:42 pm
Forum: Tenjo Tenge
Topic: Fight 105
Replies: 90
Views: 99451

They really aren't actual characters in the story. (Well, they could...)

However, they originally belong in Japanese mythology and are being figuratively referred to in the manga as the author sees fit.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Susanoo
by kujoe
Sun Jun 03, 2007 2:40 am
Forum: Tenjo Tenge
Topic: Significance & Symbolism
Replies: 16
Views: 16953

I didn't mean "kicking ass" in a literal sense, as if that what's actually happened, mainly because this is Souhaku we're talking about here. What I meant was: they "kicked" his ass, but in the end, so what? Small steps perhaps but Souhaku still has the upper hand as of now. Moreover, as much as the...
by kujoe
Wed May 30, 2007 3:18 pm
Forum: Tenjo Tenge
Topic: Significance & Symbolism
Replies: 16
Views: 16953

While Masataka is able to hurt Souhaku, I wouldn't use "kicked his ass" as a way to describe it. Mitsuomi "kicked" Souhaku's ass even harder and we know how that went. Moreover, I really don't see anything similar between Masataka and Ichiyou. Ichiyou is on a league of his own, but he also somewhat ...
by kujoe
Thu May 24, 2007 11:20 pm
Forum: Tenjo Tenge
Topic: Significance & Symbolism
Replies: 16
Views: 16953

I thought the reason for Mana sleeping with Mitsuomi was in order for him to stay away from Maya..? For Shin's sake, of course.

On the other hand, Mitsuomi slept with Mana mainly for two reasons: (1) he was horny, and (2) he resented Shin.
by kujoe
Thu May 24, 2007 3:32 pm
Forum: Tenjo Tenge
Topic: Significance & Symbolism
Replies: 16
Views: 16953

When Mana asks Mitsuomi why he sleeps with her when he clearly has his eyes on Maya, he answers, "Because you're Shin's girlfriend."

With the exception to the "Mana-->Shin" part, I think the answer to that would be a no. :wink:
by kujoe
Tue May 22, 2007 7:31 pm
Forum: Tenjo Tenge
Topic: Fight 105
Replies: 90
Views: 99451

His father's goal was to make a room for red feathers in the world even though world doesn't need them any more, but Mitsuomi think important thing is power to control them. I think Mitsuomi lost (or should I say he ignore) his family's position. His family is Grain Main family which means, they sh...
by kujoe
Fri May 18, 2007 9:53 pm
Forum: Tenjo Tenge
Topic: Fight 105
Replies: 90
Views: 99451

"I want to be your light..."

Hmmm. Sounds like something out of a Japanese commercial.

I wonder if that's going to even mean something in this chapter specifically.
by kujoe
Tue May 15, 2007 2:54 pm
Forum: Tenjo Tenge
Topic: Fight 104
Replies: 110
Views: 131451

Then you have examples like Tsumuji Mataza (whom I hate, but that's besides the point!): He's a White Feather, although he has Red Feather abilities (Dragon's Claw). Huh? I know I'm missing something there! Mataza is a child born out of wedlock. His mother hails from a red feather branch family, wh...
by kujoe
Tue May 15, 2007 11:34 am
Forum: Tenjo Tenge
Topic: Fight 104
Replies: 110
Views: 131451

Whether he is talking about "powerless" people also obtaining supernormal abilities is unclear. Since he seems to express an aversion to Red Feather abilities (although he will use them to the benefit of his agenda), I get the impression the answer is no. Dialog like this throughout this series is ...
by kujoe
Sun May 13, 2007 4:50 am
Forum: Tenjo Tenge
Topic: Fight 104
Replies: 110
Views: 131451

The title really has nothing to do with super abilities, I think. Even white feathers can beat the crap out of the red ones. What's central to the True Warrior title is the description that he/she is one who is able to "exorcize demons"—a description that could mean different things. Demon exorcis...
by kujoe
Fri May 11, 2007 1:13 pm
Forum: Tenjo Tenge
Topic: Fight 104
Replies: 110
Views: 131451

Isn't there a description of the True Warrior that goes along the lines of "exorcising demons?" Well, that's quite similar to the description of the demon exorcist. I don't think such a title is exclusive to a particular faction.
by kujoe
Tue May 08, 2007 10:38 pm
Forum: Tenjo Tenge
Topic: The strongest?
Replies: 27
Views: 27742

You have to take into consideration the timing of those words. It's only when Nagi and Bob officially joins Jyuukenbu that Masataka says that line. The correlative objective of the moment makes me interpret it as referring to one of those two (plus Aya) first of all. And it makes sense, I think. Lat...
by kujoe
Mon May 07, 2007 3:49 pm
Forum: Tenjo Tenge
Topic: What do you want to see happen next?
Replies: 41
Views: 49035

I kind of figured that fans didn't like the end of the anime because it basically overpowered Souichirou in order to set him up against Mitsuomi in the OVA—an opinion I certainly relate with. But the funny thing is, OVA Souichirou is somewhat similar to the Souichirou we have now. He can open mult...
by kujoe
Sat Apr 21, 2007 9:10 pm
Forum: Tenjo Tenge
Topic: Fight 104
Replies: 110
Views: 131451

Thanks for the link, MrProphet. Hmmm, pretty awesome chapter. How indeed can Aya cope against such a fighter? Hopefully, we'll be able to see her use the Dragon's Eye again. If not, well, all that ruckus is bound to alert the others anyway. Actually we don't know if no one has that power(he/she coul...
by kujoe
Thu Mar 29, 2007 7:36 am
Forum: Tenjo Tenge
Topic: Fight 103
Replies: 54
Views: 65492

I gotta wonder what even constitutes a "branch" family? Because so far we haven't really seen one that is all that different from the original and wouldn't someone from the branch originally have to have been from the main family so why is it even a branch? In this case since Souhaku was the only h...
by kujoe
Fri Feb 23, 2007 7:36 pm
Forum: Tenjo Tenge
Topic: Fight 102
Replies: 104
Views: 127238

The problem is: most of the known characters are not antagonists. Bob, Tagami, Isuzu, Tessen, Kamura, even Mitsuomi... none of them would fight for Souhaku. Yes, I realize that. But I think the damage has been done already in light of the many characters the story already has, from Mitsuomi's allie...
by kujoe
Fri Feb 23, 2007 4:31 pm
Forum: Tenjo Tenge
Topic: Fight 102
Replies: 104
Views: 127238

Actually, I kind of agree with kk1 and with Fugu here. If it's about giving the manga a good sense of pace, then I'm fine with the occasional groups of expendable goons that the Jyuukenbu gets to beat up. I certainly wouldn't want our heroes just step in, kick some ass and solve all their problems a...
by kujoe
Wed Feb 14, 2007 9:19 pm
Forum: Tenjo Tenge
Topic: Volume 16 cover
Replies: 23
Views: 22963

Well, it does seem that TJTG is second to Air Gear as far as Oh! Great's manga priorities are concerned—which is sort of a disappointment in my opinion.

I'm just curious. (This is more of a question to Air Gear readers.) How is the graphic quality of that manga going recently?
by kujoe
Sun Feb 11, 2007 6:55 pm
Forum: Tenjo Tenge
Topic: A few questions about Makiko and the Tsumuji family
Replies: 4
Views: 5581

I think he knew the family history like how in the past arc Nagi's relative went around stopping all of Souhaku's allies, which she is telling him she is going to do, and he sadistically cuts off her arm to halve her power and tells her "don't try it" go back to being a normal woman, ie don't try t...
by kujoe
Tue Nov 14, 2006 12:02 pm
Forum: Tenjo Tenge
Topic: Fight 99
Replies: 78
Views: 90430

I never said anything about butchers. I was just making an example in order to confirm something. I wasn't claiming anything about Nagi either. I was just urging people to examine the scene from various perspectives and not be caged by their own notions about what Nagi is supposed to be or supposed...
by kujoe
Mon Nov 13, 2006 8:48 pm
Forum: Tenjo Tenge
Topic: Fight 99
Replies: 78
Views: 90430

Well, you tell me. 8) If Makiko hasn't stopped Souichirou, what would have happened to Mataza? Perhaps we're looking at this differently. If Aya cut off Masataka's leg due to her berserking Dragon's Eye and beat up Maya and Nagi who tried to stop her in the process, would you say she's a sadistic b...
by kujoe
Sun Nov 12, 2006 7:04 pm
Forum: Tenjo Tenge
Topic: Fight 99
Replies: 78
Views: 90430

Personally, I'm not 100% sure of what truly happened with Sagara in this particular scene either—we'll probably have to find out for ourselves in the next chapter—but I was just wondering how you could say that Nagi has the qualities of a potential killer by bringing up what happened to Makiko a...
by kujoe
Sun Nov 12, 2006 11:32 am
Forum: Tenjo Tenge
Topic: Fight 99
Replies: 78
Views: 90430

And if you were Nagi, would you rather just stand there and get yourself beaten up? Jesus, we know Nagi can be an ass, but he isn't that stupid to let himself get beaten up. Moreover, Inue has her own significant role to play as well. So, who knows what's it's really like in those days with Souhaku?...
by kujoe
Thu Nov 02, 2006 10:18 pm
Forum: Tenjo Tenge
Topic: Fight 99
Replies: 78
Views: 90430

Well, if it really happened that way, it would look really...weird.
by kujoe
Wed Nov 01, 2006 6:30 am
Forum: Tenjo Tenge
Topic: Fight 99
Replies: 78
Views: 90430

I honestly can't figure out what you guys are arguing about this time. Are you guys talking about what move Nagi was about to use against Sagara? I think the point of that scene is Sagara's realization that he has been surpassed in terms of fighting ability, which is quite saddening in my opinion. H...
by kujoe
Sun Oct 22, 2006 11:08 pm
Forum: Tenjo Tenge
Topic: Fight 99
Replies: 78
Views: 90430

I wonder what happened between Nagi and Aya. Seriously, it's like talking panel, close up of Aya's sad face, talking panel, sad face... Something about Nagi saying that he'll settle everything in the Tournament, I think. Aya realizes that he's thinking about his mom and Maya and about protecting th...
by kujoe
Sat Oct 07, 2006 4:09 am
Forum: Tenjo Tenge
Topic: Why the hate?
Replies: 25
Views: 27760

Kiden491 wrote:(Aya's hair is brown for heavens sake...)
That wasn't so bad actually. It was just a lighter shade. Personally, it wasn't that big of a deal.

Now Mitsuomi's hair color on the other hand... I always imagined him to be blond or something close to it.
by kujoe
Thu Oct 05, 2006 10:29 pm
Forum: Tenjo Tenge
Topic: pls explain this to me
Replies: 25
Views: 22498

Anyway, I think that the Takayanagi's might have had all the blood of all the families a long, long time ago, but it really isn't relevant in the present day arc. Not even in the "ancient arc" I would think. Hence why I said a while ago that maybe the Takayanagi clan of today isn't exactly the same...
by kujoe
Thu Oct 05, 2006 9:34 pm
Forum: Tenjo Tenge
Topic: Why the hate?
Replies: 25
Views: 27760

On top of that, as somebody said before already, it focuses way too much on Souichiro and makes him look like the main character, while the original manga had no real main character at the time the anime was made. It was not until much later that Souichiro slowly turned out to somehow become the ce...
by kujoe
Thu Oct 05, 2006 3:58 am
Forum: Tenjo Tenge
Topic: pls explain this to me
Replies: 25
Views: 22498

The UJ description is how I've understood it as well, (more or less) but this here is from Fight 87: A long time ago, in order to cover for the deficiencies in those weaknesses, the Takayanagi family blood was split up among the twelve founding families. I guess either I'm just missing something her...
by kujoe
Thu Oct 05, 2006 1:39 am
Forum: Tenjo Tenge
Topic: pls explain this to me
Replies: 25
Views: 22498

It's pretty confusing. I remember one of the earlier chapters where it vaguely hints that the Natsume clan was the highest in the clan hierarchy at one point during some ancient time—which would then imply that the top rank is neither determined by the name alone nor permanently locked to just one...