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Dias
Feb 20, 2011



I SURVIVED THE AWFUL BLOCK, AGDQ 2018



Stairmaster posted:

Also our protagonists are a bunch of psychopaths

Now, now, Kazzy is a saint

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Stairmaster
Jun 8, 2012

nope just me lain


He's a capitalist

Meme Emulator
Oct 4, 2000



Stairmaster posted:

He's a capitalist

Yea Kazzy the Capitalist, thats what they used to call him

Dias
Feb 20, 2011



I SURVIVED THE AWFUL BLOCK, AGDQ 2018



Stairmaster posted:

He's a capitalist

He's middle-management!

Stairmaster
Jun 8, 2012

nope just me lain


He's clearly the one calling all the shots

Zerilan
Jan 11, 2008

I have to believe I can do this.







Stairmaster posted:

He's clearly the one calling all the shots

Even the former 5th Fang of Metsudo bows to him!

Fabricated
Apr 9, 2007

Living the Dream


Kengan has mostly sided with the superior martial artist when it comes down to a match of real skill, so I'm kinda leaning towards Hayami losing since he's repeatedly admitted he's outmatched in Judo. Also Hayami saying Juroka isn't as scary as his brother seems like another loss flag I think since all of this mostly points to Juroka being the guy who levels up. Hayami is basically just getting sandbagged still, and Juroka I'd bet money has a one-armed throw for just this sort of occasion, or some way of dealing with it. Getting your arm broken as a judo specialist is a worst-case scenario you'd imagine a perfectionist focused entirely on that special martial art would prepare for.

Artelier
Jan 23, 2015




He is going to reveal that he level upped his judo so much that he doesn't need arms to throw

Catpetter1981
Apr 9, 2020
I CAN'T SHUT THE FUCK UP ABOUT D&D

Artelier posted:

He is going to reveal that he level upped his judo so much that he doesn't need arms to throw

Remember how Koga's karate master uncle said that biting is a fearsome finishing move?

Jurota's gonna reveal that he can throw with his teeth.

gimme the GOD DAMN candy
Jul 1, 2007


jurota is probably invincible under judo rules. unfortunately, he is instead competing in an underground fighting tournament filled with assorted freaks and murderers.

Kanos
Sep 6, 2006

was there a time when speedwagon didn't get trolled

gimme the GOD drat candy posted:

jurota is probably invincible under judo rules. unfortunately, he is instead competing in an underground fighting tournament filled with assorted freaks and murderers.

He's also been invincible in Purgatory, as far as we've been told.

Lt. Lizard
Apr 28, 2013


I mean if Masaku wasnt pretty much immune to pain, he would down by like 3rd or 4th throw.

JamMasterJim
Mar 27, 2010


Catpetter1981 posted:

Remember how Koga's karate master uncle said that biting is a fearsome finishing move?

Jurota's gonna reveal that he can throw with his teeth.

All 3 characters who have tried biting in a fight have lost, 2 of them died.

ZepiaEltnamOberon
Oct 25, 2010


Artelier posted:

He is going to reveal that he level upped his judo so much that he doesn't need arms to throw

I mean Jurota hesitated when he thought Masaki was going to throw him just by grabbing onto his pants with his toes, so the fact that he thinks Masaki can do it (though he may have been overestimating Masaki's skills) means that there's a good chance that Jurota himself can pull it off.

ZepiaEltnamOberon
Oct 25, 2010


Oh god I can't access old Kengan chapters anymore cause MangaDex is down.

Suspicious Lump
Mar 11, 2004


Raws are out

https://guya.moe/proxy/imgur/89XaJtB/1/1/

:zoro:

gently caress yeah, best fight of Omega, with Naidan is a close send.

HukHukHuk
Jun 27, 2011

I am the sound of cats and hairballs.


What a fight :stonk:

Brought To You By
Oct 31, 2012


Translation is up on Hokuto no Gun's discord but Holy poo poo is this an upset. On the one hand this was a good fight and actually unpreditable but on the other the No. 2 of purgatory still lost however dominant he was in the fight itself which is still disappointing. I was really rooting for Jurota here.

Also why does Hayami want to induce Meguro's personality in Clone Meguro? He already has an amazing fighter on his hands that has all the strength of Meguro's strength but none of his weaknesses or instabilities. That's back asswards thinking.

Caidin
Oct 28, 2011


Yeah I don't get the huisheng thing but Melty Face is a man addicted to super villainy so I guess trying to induce the psychosis of a man noted for patricide in his super fighter is kinda on brand.

Cool fight though!

Jose
Jul 24, 2007





Brought To You By posted:

Translation is up on Hokuto no Gun's discord but Holy poo poo is this an upset. On the one hand this was a good fight and actually unpreditable but on the other the No. 2 of purgatory still lost however dominant he was in the fight itself which is still disappointing. I was really rooting for Jurota here.

Also why does Hayami want to induce Meguro's personality in Clone Meguro? He already has an amazing fighter on his hands that has all the strength of Meguro's strength but none of his weaknesses or instabilities. That's back asswards thinking.


my read on this is that its the worm doing it rather than hayami

CharlestonJew
Jul 7, 2011

badger badger badger


Illegal Hen

Jose posted:

my read on this is that its the worm doing it rather than hayami

Hayami explicitly said his goal was to get masakis strength without his madness so its definitely the Worm doing this

Brought To You By
Oct 31, 2012


Jose posted:

my read on this is that its the worm doing it rather than hayami

I think framing Katsumasa in the end panels implies it's his doing. Plus he is the one invested in perfecting Masaki I don't know why the worms would bother with this especially when it's the Wu clan tradition being used here.

tweet my meat
Oct 2, 2013

yospos


ok yeah that makes perfect sense why he's listening to the earbuds, Alan was just a setup character to foreshadow this twist. Honestly I'm cool with Jurota losing to the actual Meguro Masaki. That feels pretty well earned and I absolutely love the direction they took his character. Good to see them touch on Rino being Katsumasa's daughter again as well.

tweet my meat
Oct 2, 2013

yospos


Brought To You By posted:

Translation is up on Hokuto no Gun's discord but Holy poo poo is this an upset. On the one hand this was a good fight and actually unpreditable but on the other the No. 2 of purgatory still lost however dominant he was in the fight itself which is still disappointing. I was really rooting for Jurota here.

Also why does Hayami want to induce Meguro's personality in Clone Meguro? He already has an amazing fighter on his hands that has all the strength of Meguro's strength but none of his weaknesses or instabilities. That's back asswards thinking.


He has all of Meguro's strength because he already is Meguro, just implanted into a (comparatively) mentally stable vessel. He was trying to implant the personality without the mental illness, and it seems like he already succeeded.

gimme the GOD DAMN candy
Jul 1, 2007


i really don't get why the 'perfect meguro' would include all the instability that held him back. in ka meguro was a middling fighter who had the poor luck of fighting someone who perfectly countered him. muteba loving wrecked meguro with little difficulty, but any of the fighters willing to cripple or kill their opponent could have probably beaten him. so i guess hayakawa has built a fighter who is perfect for facing the few decent human beings to be found in various underground fighting orgs but not particularly effective against baki-esque martial arts psychopaths. what the heck is the point of that?

CharlestonJew
Jul 7, 2011

badger badger badger


Illegal Hen

gimme the GOD drat candy posted:

i really don't get why the 'perfect meguro' would include all the instability that held him back. in ka meguro was a middling fighter who had the poor luck of fighting someone who perfectly countered him. muteba loving wrecked meguro with little difficulty, but any of the fighters willing to cripple or kill their opponent could have probably beaten him. so i guess hayakawa has built a fighter who is perfect for facing the few decent human beings to be found in various underground fighting orgs but not particularly effective against baki-esque martial arts psychopaths. what the heck is the point of that?

Hayami thought he legitimately had a shot of overthrowing the KA when Metsudo was toying with him the entire time. The man is not very smart

Jose
Jul 24, 2007





Hayami stated meguro without the madness was what he wanted and that although the worm used him it was worth it. it makes no sense for him to be responsible

but i agree with the comment that he's a dumbass

Brought To You By
Oct 31, 2012


tweet my meat posted:

He has all of Meguro's strength because he already is Meguro, just implanted into a (comparatively) mentally stable vessel. He was trying to implant the personality without the mental illness, and it seems like he already succeeded.

Sure, except the personality component he's implanting into Hayami is the confessions of a 13yo that murdered his father and judo partners and the end result is that yes Hayami is stable for now but looks like he's also going full crying man which is a no no. I honestly thought for a moment when Rino showed up that they were using her voice on loop to keep hayami from becoming completely unhinged and the twist would be that they did alter his brain so that Rino's commands can work more than once and he needs a constant drip feed to not lose himself to the madness.

yum
Oct 27, 2005


yeah, this makes Hamayi just look like a dumbass by trying to recreate Masaki by reinstilling Masaki's madness into a seemingly mentally stable person

ZepiaEltnamOberon
Oct 25, 2010


I think he wanted the mental state / drive / determination to kill while at the same time keeping Masaki's intellect intact so he could fight more strategically. At some point Meguro went from being able to present himself as a normal member of society on the outside as a kid to unhinged murdering murder with nothing but murder on his mind, so presumably Hayami wanted the former.

Sure, Masaki took advantage of Jurota's unwillingness to kill him / use non-throwing techniques, but he also managed to level up in this fight, and he's shown the desire to get even stronger.

What Jurota (and probs Hayami) saw in Masaki was his potential.

tweet my meat
Oct 2, 2013

yospos


I mean he's still crazy, but who isn't in this series. Hayami Masaki is currently probably the single most chill and well adjusted fighter in the series when he isn't actually fighting (and even then he's far more level headed and tactical) while still retaining the prodigous martial skill and endurance of Meguro Masaki, so something must be going right. I absolutely love this plotline and I'm fully willing to suspend disbelief on some of the more confusing aspects of Huisheng.

Caidin
Oct 28, 2011


Mostly I just don't like the tongue thing. Maintaining his muppety expression the whole fight even after cracking the ring with his face multiple times was significantly more intimidating then the tongue thing.

He will catch flies, as my granny would say.

Zzulu
May 15, 2009


any translations?

RareAcumen
Dec 28, 2012






Zzulu posted:

any translations?

Possibly a crime but I've been reading here

https://manganelo.com/chapter/cd918233/chapter_102.5

RatHat
Dec 31, 2007


Zzulu posted:

any translations?

https://guya.moe/proxy/imgur/3Fj6qvw/1/1/

Brought To You By
Oct 31, 2012


Stolen from 4chan

Ham Cheeks
Nov 18, 2012


Read it as Wu Tang clan tradition at first

RatHat
Dec 31, 2007


So spoilers are out, the next is match is Nicolas Le Banner vs Murdercop, and Murdercop is in a very bad mood.

Mary Annette
Jun 24, 2005



RatHat posted:

So spoilers are out, the next is match is Nicolas Le Banner vs Murdercop, and Murdercop is in a very bad mood.

Rooting so hard for Murdered Cop.

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frajaq
Jan 30, 2009

#acolyte GM of 2014




RatHat posted:

So spoilers are out, the next is match is Nicolas Le Banner vs Murdercop, and Murdercop is in a very bad mood.

VERY excited to see how le french man fights, ever since his reaction to Ryuki waaaaay back when Koga paid a visit to Purgatory

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