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by Agent_Wax
Tue Jun 27, 2006 2:50 am
Forum: General Manga / Misc.
Topic: Air Gear
Replies: 103
Views: 171393

Too much to hope that they will have removable tops... :oops:
by Agent_Wax
Thu Jun 22, 2006 8:01 pm
Forum: Tenjo Tenge
Topic: Volume 15
Replies: 28
Views: 27981

Oh! Great is really giving fans reasons to buy the tankoubons...

Ooh, Bun-chan is maaAAad ....
by Agent_Wax
Thu Jun 22, 2006 1:47 am
Forum: Tenjo Tenge
Topic: Fight 95
Replies: 69
Views: 73503

kk1 wrote : But as the ghost Reiki told Aya ki dissipates when you die, he most likely reads them while they are still living and that's it just reads it, no storing etc. Why would that be necessary? And he didn't transfer any of Ono's to what's his name he just changed his face. Well, given what's...
by Agent_Wax
Wed Jun 21, 2006 1:16 am
Forum: Tenjo Tenge
Topic: Fight 95
Replies: 69
Views: 73503

My impression is that Shyoujyou absorbs the ki / soul of the freshly dead to merge with his own, turning him into a de facto 'copy' of the dead person. Note that the absorbed personality never entirely eclipses his own. He is still Shyoujyou, but also at the same time someone else. He then stores th...
by Agent_Wax
Tue Jun 20, 2006 7:50 pm
Forum: Tenjo Tenge
Topic: Fight 95
Replies: 69
Views: 73503

Perhaps Bushichi is a descendent of Sanada? :D Yet nothing suggests that he is required to kill in order to use his power. He turned Yagyuu into Ono without any killing. Ahh, but he was only relinquishing the copied ki to someone else, not 'burning a new copy' himself. He copied Zenki and Ono only a...
by Agent_Wax
Mon Jun 19, 2006 10:33 pm
Forum: Tenjo Tenge
Topic: Fight 95
Replies: 69
Views: 73503


by Agent_Wax
Mon Jun 19, 2006 8:13 pm
Forum: Tenjo Tenge
Topic: Fight 95
Replies: 69
Views: 73503

Something doesn't jive... doesn't Shyoujyou need to kill someone in order to read and duplicate his/her ki? How could he become Souhaku if Souhaku is not actually dead?
by Agent_Wax
Mon Jun 19, 2006 5:17 am
Forum: Tenjo Tenge
Topic: Volume 15
Replies: 28
Views: 27981

MrProphet wrote:The seem to be also attaching these cards with the vol. 15 release.

God, please make that Maya card something like an insert for vol. 15 as well.
Err... no. Those are to be given away to 15 lucky readers in Japan.
by Agent_Wax
Mon Jun 19, 2006 4:12 am
Forum: Tenjo Tenge
Topic: Volume 15
Replies: 28
Views: 27981

Volume 15 ISBN: 4088771044
by Agent_Wax
Mon Jun 19, 2006 4:11 am
Forum: General Manga / Misc.
Topic: Air Gear
Replies: 103
Views: 171393

by Agent_Wax
Sun Jun 18, 2006 11:13 pm
Forum: Tenjo Tenge
Topic: Fight 95
Replies: 69
Views: 73503

The siege of Osaka-jo was by Ieyasu. But Ieyasu is currently in the castle... methinks it's something else. Another preview image: http://ultra.shueisha.co.jp/UJ115/closeup/Tenjo.gif The 'supplement' in this issue of UJ is an alternate dust jacket: http://ultra.shueisha.co.jp/UJ115/images/Furoku.jpg...
by Agent_Wax
Sun Jun 04, 2006 8:41 pm
Forum: Tenjo Tenge
Topic: Fight 94
Replies: 75
Views: 71898

Christ, Fugu. That place looks like it costs the entire domestic product of a small country: Damn nice place like that in Tokyo... Congratulations.

Now you can live like the dirty decadent gaikokujin you are and bring home a different OL every weekend. :P
by Agent_Wax
Thu May 18, 2006 10:29 pm
Forum: Tenjo Tenge
Topic: Fight 94
Replies: 75
Views: 71898

Vol 15 out June 19th. Next UJ, out on the same day, will have a TT cover and 'supplements'.
by Agent_Wax
Tue May 16, 2006 7:48 pm
Forum: Tenjo Tenge
Topic: Fight 93
Replies: 92
Views: 102792

Man, is there really that much doubt because of that one mention in the UJ Special? I thought his "Blades" being his power was pretty damn obvious, especiallly after the branch family's power being so similar. No one else has a completely different secondary power unrelated to their dragon gate why...
by Agent_Wax
Sat May 06, 2006 3:16 am
Forum: Tenjo Tenge
Topic: Fight 93
Replies: 92
Views: 102792

I've given up on the Kojiki excerpt. The text presented is the Japanised version, which I have difficulty with. I'd probably have better luck with the original Chinese version than this. If anyone wants to read it, they can find the text at http://www.sacred-texts.com/shi/kj/kj022.htm . The entire K...
by Agent_Wax
Sat May 06, 2006 2:24 am
Forum: Tenjo Tenge
Topic: Fight 93
Replies: 92
Views: 102792

This is the song or poem Aya was singing on the boat. It was undoubtedly written in Chinese. While the Chinese reading is rather beautiful, it comes across as strange in Japanese as it doesn't have the proper rhyme and beat: ' You you youyoutoshite Haku hou tobi Midori kiyoku harufukakushite Yoku ko...
by Agent_Wax
Sat May 06, 2006 2:02 am
Forum: Tenjo Tenge
Topic: Fight 93
Replies: 92
Views: 102792

Hollowshingami wrote:I'm just starting to wonder if Oh Great is making some of the dialogue needlessly complex.....
Trust me, that's how people in ancient China and Japan communicated.
by Agent_Wax
Fri May 05, 2006 11:49 pm
Forum: Tenjo Tenge
Topic: Fight 93
Replies: 92
Views: 102792

Here is the translation for the poem pinned to Kabane, translated to the best I can understand it: ' Ten Hi noborite Ryu Chouro ni kie Housuu ryuu ka ni shisu Ichiyou ochitaro-o-mete fuyukitaru-o-shirabeshi ' 'Day* The sun rising A dragon Evaporating morning dew Dying under the housuu ** willow Know...
by Agent_Wax
Wed May 03, 2006 10:55 pm
Forum: Tenjo Tenge
Topic: Fight 93
Replies: 92
Views: 102792

Fugu, I'll give the semi-chinese text a shot when I'm free. I don't have much free time either, now that I've started working. But nobody should hold their breath that I can tease any reason out of the text, all the same. In the meantime, though: Magatama are an essential part of Japanese mythology ...
by Agent_Wax
Thu Apr 20, 2006 8:07 pm
Forum: Tenjo Tenge
Topic: Fight 93
Replies: 92
Views: 102792

as the bugs are sex-proof they should be able to carry things That sounds wrong in so many ways... :lol: Seriously though, what I wouldn't give for a well-made gashopon set of Shinobi Nagi, Kunoichi Maya, Shyoujyou, Kabane, Wani, and maybe Souhaku to liven up my racks. And all this time and we stil...
by Agent_Wax
Thu Apr 20, 2006 12:33 am
Forum: Tenjo Tenge
Topic: Fight 93
Replies: 92
Views: 102792

Man, Fugu's gonna have fits translating this chapter...

Wani kinda reminds me of Captain Haddock of the Tintin series, if Tintin was a sexy teenage warrior, Snowy a timberwolf, and the Thompson Twins dreadlocked killers in shades and silver trenchcoats... :lol:
by Agent_Wax
Tue Apr 18, 2006 11:49 pm
Forum: Tenjo Tenge
Topic: Ch. 92
Replies: 129
Views: 145139

But that doesn't make any sense! Tokugawa's victory ended the Sengoku period and pretty much made sure that Tokugawa Bakufu stayed in power up untill the Bakumatsu. You can even frame Souhaku's killing of Nobunaga as part of his quest to eliminate the Warring States and bring the Empire under a sin...
by Agent_Wax
Mon Apr 17, 2006 7:38 pm
Forum: Tenjo Tenge
Topic: Ch. 92
Replies: 129
Views: 145139

Since Nagi is the enforcer family in charge of punishing errant RFs, it comes as no surpirse that they are in charge of 'Operation: Slay Souhaku'. However, it was mentioned in the previous chapter that Kago is actually the head of the RFs, at least at this point in time. As regards to the emperor: i...
by Agent_Wax
Sun Apr 09, 2006 7:36 pm
Forum: General Manga / Misc.
Topic: Anyone ever read AirGear B4?
Replies: 7
Views: 12607

Minitokyo has a decent gallery for TT, AG, and some other Oh! Great art.
by Agent_Wax
Tue Apr 04, 2006 12:33 am
Forum: Tenjo Tenge
Topic: Ch. 92
Replies: 129
Views: 145139

Fugu, regarding the 'Iga saki' (I think the last Kanji should be read 'mono'): Iga is a province in Kansai not far from Osaka and Kyoto. More importantly, it is regarded as one of the 2 birthplaces of Ninjitsu (the other being Kouga province). Consequently, most ninja from that era were identified a...
by Agent_Wax
Mon Mar 27, 2006 3:36 am
Forum: Tenjo Tenge
Topic: Ch. 92
Replies: 129
Views: 145139

Kyu1982 wrote: But I don't know why Tokugawa Ieyasu is at Osaka castle. I thought his home was at Edo Castle, wasn't it? Yes, it was. But before Sekigahara, Toyotomi was the de facto ruler of most of Japan. Ieyasu himself was subjugate to Toyotomi. Ieyasu became an advisor to Toyotomi, and could in ...
by Agent_Wax
Mon Mar 27, 2006 3:12 am
Forum: Tenjo Tenge
Topic: Ch. 92
Replies: 129
Views: 145139

Fugu, I'm quite certain that the 'maru' kanji is not meant to be translated as 'circle' or 'sphere'. In Japan, pets are often given the honorific '-maru' (or sometimes '-chan'). A black dog could be called 'Kuromaru'. As such, the zombie dog's name should be just 'Dream'. '-maru' is also applied to ...
by Agent_Wax
Fri Mar 24, 2006 3:36 am
Forum: Tenjo Tenge
Topic: Ch. 92
Replies: 129
Views: 145139

How did you get that date? Ono Tadaaki joined the Tokugawa clan in 1593. So while technically still incomplete, Toyotomi has had 10 years to build and fortify Osaka-jo. AFAIR, according to history, the castle didn't really matter to Ieyasu, because Hideyoshi's son, Hideyori, wasn't much of an oppon...
by Agent_Wax
Thu Mar 23, 2006 11:27 pm
Forum: Tenjo Tenge
Topic: Ch. 92
Replies: 129
Views: 145139

I think Souhaku will at least be driven from Osaka Castle. Maybe it'll look like he's died but he actually got away. I guess he then goes underground for a centuary or two... Err, he does not really own Osaka Castle. That belongs to Toyotomi. Souhaku kills Oda to allow Toyotomi to build Osaka-jo. H...
by Agent_Wax
Wed Mar 22, 2006 1:57 am
Forum: Tenjo Tenge
Topic: Ch. 92
Replies: 129
Views: 145139

I heard he was fat, but I don't think he was giant fat ball. Giant fat ball? That's an understatement, right? That guy's so fat he has his own gravity field. If he went swimming in the ocean the government would add another island to the maps. When he jumped into the ocean, the Japanese coined a ne...
by Agent_Wax
Tue Mar 21, 2006 4:00 am
Forum: Tenjo Tenge
Topic: Ch. 92
Replies: 129
Views: 145139

hmm,
If I were you, I would just order one.
It will be time saving.
That's what I normally do. But given the contents in this issue, I may not receive it intact. Plus it will take 3 weeks to arrive. And I can't use torrent.
:cry:
by Agent_Wax
Tue Mar 21, 2006 2:25 am
Forum: Tenjo Tenge
Topic: Ch. 92
Replies: 129
Views: 145139

Mmmm.... kunoichi.... Looks like Kabane is the only survivor of the temple fire, and he now wears the skulls of his comrades. Weird. And we finally find out what Kago's Dragon is. He can bring things back to life. Which is not all that unexpected, in retrospect, as he should be paired up with Hotaru...
by Agent_Wax
Thu Mar 16, 2006 9:42 pm
Forum: General Manga / Misc.
Topic: Air Gear
Replies: 103
Views: 171393

by Agent_Wax
Thu Mar 16, 2006 1:02 am
Forum: Tenjo Tenge
Topic: Fight 91
Replies: 74
Views: 80085


by Agent_Wax
Sun Mar 05, 2006 11:27 pm
Forum: Tenjo Tenge
Topic: Fight 91
Replies: 74
Views: 80085

Some things to note: 1). 'Southerners' is a generic term used to refer to Europeans during the period. It does not refer to people from Kyushu. 2). 'Mouri' is a Japanese surname. I don't know what connection with China it has, but the kanji in Chinese describe the Maori people of the Pacific Islands...
by Agent_Wax
Thu Mar 02, 2006 9:35 pm
Forum: Tenjo Tenge
Topic: Fight 91
Replies: 74
Views: 80085

Fugu, one question on your translations:
Is the guy in the scholar's cap talking to Kabuto the Emperor? As in, the Emperor of Japan? Or is he a Takayanagi and Kabuto was just being extremely polite to his superior? It seems strange that actual royalty would involved in this ....
by Agent_Wax
Mon Feb 27, 2006 4:23 am
Forum: Tenjo Tenge
Topic: Fight 91
Replies: 74
Views: 80085

Thanks Fugu. [Looks lovingly at Fugu] "I wish I knew how to quit you..." :P Anyway, it seems that Aya was rubbing the mustard extract on the feet of the peasant girl. Remember that mustard is used to make wasabi ... Evil bitch... I've just attempted my own reading of the chapter. Understand even les...
by Agent_Wax
Fri Feb 24, 2006 1:13 am
Forum: Tenjo Tenge
Topic: Fight 91
Replies: 74
Views: 80085

The cutlass threw me off at first as well. But remember that cutlasses and sabres were the standard issue in most European militaries for over 400 years. Even today, ceremonial uniforms of many militaries including the US have a decorative sabre component. The outfit worn by the old man is also remi...
by Agent_Wax
Mon Feb 20, 2006 10:40 pm
Forum: Tenjo Tenge
Topic: Fight 91
Replies: 74
Views: 80085

Layout of Osaka-jo:

http://www4.airnet.ne.jp/kmimu/castle/k ... _osaka.jpg

Play connect the dots.
by Agent_Wax
Mon Feb 20, 2006 3:08 am
Forum: Tenjo Tenge
Topic: Fight 91
Replies: 74
Views: 80085

Shouki wrote: So no wonder past Aya is evil in a playful way - kids don't really develop morals until they go through puberty. I don't agree. Puberty is when we develop principles and values which we take through to our adult lives. That is not the same as saying that children are entirely obliviou...
by Agent_Wax
Tue Jan 31, 2006 9:31 pm
Forum: Tenjo Tenge
Topic: Fight 90
Replies: 127
Views: 142272

As a side note, the modern Shoujou is quite a babe - kinda creepy imagining her changing her face. I wonder if she can imitate alive people as well? (doesn't seem unreasonable). For example, as a diversionary tactic she could make herself look like Aya... Hmm. But what makes you think that's her re...
by Agent_Wax
Fri Jan 27, 2006 9:19 pm
Forum: General Manga / Misc.
Topic: Oh! great and death (Air Gear spoilage!)
Replies: 13
Views: 15381

No offense intended, but there is an Air Gear thread on this message board, guys...
by Agent_Wax
Mon Jan 23, 2006 4:38 am
Forum: Tenjo Tenge
Topic: Fight 90
Replies: 127
Views: 142272

Histery of Osakajo: Toyotomi Hideyoshi started building Osaka Castle in 1583 where Ishiyama Honganji stood. It took 15 years to fully complete all the outer walls and moats. But construction was in stages, and the heart of the castle was completed in 2. Tokugawa defeated Toyotomi's son, Hideyori, at...
by Agent_Wax
Sun Jan 22, 2006 10:52 pm
Forum: Tenjo Tenge
Topic: Fight 90
Replies: 127
Views: 142272

Hmm, this is weird. I wonder if Akechi Mistuhide's soul, if that is indeed him chopping off Nobunaga's head, is reborn into his decendents with his goal in mind or that is Souhaku's doing himself? Because if you remember in volume 14 the extra content that showed Makiko and Souhaku, Souhaku looked ...
by Agent_Wax
Sun Jan 22, 2006 9:08 pm
Forum: Tenjo Tenge
Topic: Fight 90
Replies: 127
Views: 142272

I'm sorry, but I don't see what's so difficult to understand about the spliting of the bloodlines. I thought it was pretty clearly implied that the ancestor, the True Warrior founded all the families through his children, some of whom he passed his powers to. Others received some of his knowledge an...
by Agent_Wax
Fri Jan 20, 2006 12:10 am
Forum: Tenjo Tenge
Topic: Fight 90
Replies: 127
Views: 142272

Ooops. Sorry, Shouki, just saw your post... :oops:
by Agent_Wax
Thu Jan 19, 2006 11:45 pm
Forum: Tenjo Tenge
Topic: Fight 90
Replies: 127
Views: 142272

OK, what I've managed to get from this chapter in the past few minutes: 1). The little boy or girl's (s/he's dressed in a girl's kimono) name is Nagi Ichiyou. Kengo is an honorific. 2). The gross-looking baldy with a necklace of skulls and ' Fu ' on his eyelids is, in case you haven't figured it out...
by Agent_Wax
Thu Jan 19, 2006 1:23 am
Forum: Tenjo Tenge
Topic: Fight 90
Replies: 127
Views: 142272

Err... but that's not really Aya, is it?
by Agent_Wax
Mon Jan 16, 2006 11:10 pm
Forum: Tenjo Tenge
Topic: Fight 89
Replies: 163
Views: 184402

Whew, finally done with that chapter. I really, really hope that Oh! Great does not spend a long time on this past history stuff. I really hate it because it is very hard to translate. He keeps throwing in kobun, poetry, and references to history that I do not know. But we love reading about them. ...