Rev wrote:I find it funny how oh great show us that chapter with Masakata and Aya and then nothing happen from there. I wonder if Aya even cares that Maasakata seen her naked liike 3 times in the series already.
I'd be rather surprised if she'd still know that or not... I mean, for such a girl with that kind of sick moral, it obviously doesn't matter which and how many persons have seen her naked already.
I somehow agree... the latter chapters were not as good as the older ones, it seems somehow that nothing really happens. Okay, Soichiro is back now, so the manga might still have a chance to get better again (but it probably only will if the spotlight will leave this most uninteresting character for a while). I'm simply fed up with seeing Soichiro here, Soichiro there, and the only matter of discussion being his Dragon's Gate and which kind of dragons it could possibly swallow.
The problem is that we only got one story-arc, while in the past, we had more that went on in the same time, but now, all we got is Soichiro / Maya / Mitsuomi doing, well, stuff. Occasionally, we see some character like Masataka or Aya, but did they do much in the latter chapters? The only thing Aya seems capable of doing is whining about why Soichiro does not seem to like her. But okay, she does that since... well, volume 1? Aya Natsume is the flattest character I've ever seen in my entire life, even Soichiro has more character evolvement than her. That's... frightening oO
The other thing is - why do Mitsuomi and Maya cooperate now, while they were fighting before? That is not explained in a way that it would make much sense. It seems to me that Oh! Great switched his ideas while making the story go on... I don't think that Souhakou was planned, but the author had to do something because since the past arc, Mitsuomi cannot be treated as the manga's villain anymore.
But one thing is certain - Oh! Great will not enter history books for his convincing storytelling. Imho, he should get to an end with 'Tenjo Tenge', as it is just getting worse with every chapter. I mean... in the beginning, the heroes had a certain goal: to win the election tournament to defeat evil Mitsuomi and his badass enforcers. But... what is the goal now? Is there any goal at all, or do the characters just do stuff to get their time over? Does the election tournament have any importance left, or is it just that ominous '1000 years war' that we don't know what it is, that will get the focus now?
I don't know. But what I know is that it's quite interesting to see how a mangaka loses control and just implements *too* much, thus damaging his earlier work.