Things I found interesting
Sounds like he should have given the flame elemetal to someone else, but I think him having the Flame Elemental played an important part of the story. Like when he got trashed by Saga Mask, it showed me that not matter what technique you learn, "A fight is a fight". It showed that even people who don't posses these techniques can still kick ass.His direction has also changed 2 or 3 times since serialization started, but he's an important initial planned character. Being a flame elemental user would normally be on par with the main characters but, I feel like it was kind of a waste to give this power to him.
Aw man , that character was funny as hell too.He uses "gay Tae Kwon Doe". I haven't had a good chance to show him off yet, and I probably won't have a good chance from here on out either. My first gay character. After drawing him, I made an acquaintance with a gay man for the first time and came to understand what it means to be gay, and right then I decided I couldn't use him as much. Regrettable...
Funny, you would think after all the lost batttles this guys has face, he would be the least favorite. I think its regretable that we didn't get see the short story. Yes, the past arc is great but ive already seen it.Actually, I really like tihs guy. When I was asked to do a special on Tenjo Tenge, I was a little sad when my idea of drawing a short story about him was instantly dismissed. Just like Isuzu, he portrays the characteristics of the now extinct Japanese man.
In fact, If you are fan of the past arc and don't want to wait for DC, I would highly recommend this publication. The paper it was printed is almost, if not better quality than the manga editions, and it is way better print that the "newspaper" quality of Ultra Jump. Not to mention its in a larger size than the Mangas. Something DC has not promised to do.