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JosephWongKS
Apr 4, 2009

by Nyc_Tattoo


Bushmeister posted:

Wanna see the big-rear end fishing industry grandpa fight soon.

Old Man Fisher-Dude's match is Round 9 - http://kissmanga.com/Manga/Kengan-Ashua/Vol-006-Ch-042?id=332964#18

We are still at Round 2, and it seems to take about 2 to 3 chapters to go through each round. It's gonna take a while to get to Fishing Grandpa's match.

EDIT: And that's assuming we don't get a sudden interruption to the entire tournament ala Naruto's chunnin exam's final tournament and Orochimaru's invasion.

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JosephWongKS
Apr 4, 2009

by Nyc_Tattoo


El Burbo posted:

All the girls in this series are top-tier

Fujoshi secretary is fantastic.

JosephWongKS
Apr 4, 2009

by Nyc_Tattoo


Jedah posted:


Apparently her sister is featured in Sandrovich's other manga, Danberu nan kiro moteru? I'll have to check that out.


Yup. Her sister is the rich girl with a muscle fetish in Danberu.

Also:

(a) One of the main recurring characters is another girl whose family runs a boxing gym. Gao Lang (the Thai "God of War") trains in that gym - see the bottom panel on this page.

(b) The Intelligent Barbarian (the buff prof whom CEO Soryuin used to conduct a battle royale to find a new fighter for the tournament) wrote a book on bodybuilding which the Danberu girls consult in one chapter.

EDIT: Posted within seconds of the above post.

JosephWongKS fucked around with this message at 15:58 on Feb 1, 2017

JosephWongKS
Apr 4, 2009

by Nyc_Tattoo


jon joe posted:

I can't wait for the inevitable "Fighter can't fight so the corporate head steps in" fight. I don't care which CEO it is, as long as they pull out some bullshit.

Grandpa Kure used to be the fighter for Katahara Metsudo, and Magatani Juzo (one of the CEOs, featured on this page) is an ex-fighter too, so there's a non-remote possibility of at least one CEO or relative fighting.

JosephWongKS fucked around with this message at 15:48 on Feb 10, 2017

JosephWongKS
Apr 4, 2009

by Nyc_Tattoo


Buzzsaw Roomba posted:

This is correct. One of the best things about Kengan Asura is that defeated opponents usually come back instead of disappearing forever like most manga. Makes it feel like the world doesn't just revolve around the protagonist.

Yeah, this series is really good about giving defeated opponents another chance to appear.

Rihito - Previously beaten by Ohma, now awaiting his match in the tournament and also CEO of his own Kengan company.

Medicine Man - Previously beaten by Ohma, now an infiltrator on the Kengan tournament island.

Sekibayashi - Previously beaten by Ohma, now awaiting his match in the tournament.

Jerry Tyson - Previously beaten by Ohma, now a play-by-play commentator in the tournament.

Hassad - Previously beaten by Ohma Kengan chairman's bodyguards, now having fun chilling out on the Kengan tournament island after being rescued from the sea by Medicine Man.

Himuro - Previously beaten by Kaneda, now chilling out with Kaneda and Okubo while they await their matches.

JosephWongKS fucked around with this message at 17:33 on Feb 17, 2017

JosephWongKS
Apr 4, 2009

by Nyc_Tattoo


The first blows are exchanged in the Raian vs Mokichi Match - http://kissmanga.com/Manga/Kengan-Ashua/Vol-007-Ch-053?id=347643

RatHat posted:

Pretty much every character is crazy in some way.

JosephWongKS
Apr 4, 2009

by Nyc_Tattoo


Jedah posted:

Is it possible Robinson was partially inspired by Mozgus from Berserk? Both are super calm, tranquil priest characters, who suddenly have episodes of explosive rage.



He could also be based on a real-life Japanese religious figure called Mokichi Okada.

quote:


Mokichi Okada (岡田茂吉 Okada Mokichi, 23 December 1882 10 February 1955) was the founder of the Church of World Messianity, in which he is known by the honorific title Meishū-sama (明主様, lit. "Lord of Light"). He is also the founder of Johrei, a healing ritual that claims to use "divine light" to dissolve the spiritual impurities that are the source of all physical, emotional, and personal problems. According to his official biography,[1] Okada was born to a poor family in Tokyo and, after many trials and tribulations, eventually made his fortune in the jewellery business.

Initially a follower of Shinto offshoot Oomoto,[2] Okada claimed to have received a special revelation from God in 1926, leading him to found a new religion in 1935 to spread the teachings. Okada soon expanded to open a rehabilitation center centering on the healing powers of light, but it was shut down in 1936 as a violation of the Medical Practitioners' Law (医師法違反).[3]

JosephWongKS
Apr 4, 2009

by Nyc_Tattoo


Mikazuchi Rei has his priorities right.

JosephWongKS
Apr 4, 2009

by Nyc_Tattoo


Jedah posted:

I was sold on Robinson being inspired by Mokichi Okada, but the backstory we got in this chapter was pretty cool, too.

The name of Mokichi's martial art style (Baritsu) is based on a fictional martial arts in Sherlock Holmes, but the description of Mokichi's fighting style and his ancestor's backstory is based on a real fighting style (Bartitsu) that Sherlock Holmes' Baritsu is also based on.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baritsu posted:


Baritsu

Baritsu is the name given to a form of martial art described by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in the Sherlock Holmes story "The Adventure of the Empty House", the first of The Return of Sherlock Holmes, to explain how Holmes had managed to avoid falling into the Reichenbach Falls with Professor Moriarty as described in the story "The Final Problem". "The Adventure of the Empty House" was first published in Collier's on 26 September 1903.[1][2]

It is almost certainly a misspelling of the real martial art of Bartitsu, which existed in Britain around the time Doyle's novels were written.



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bartitsu posted:


Bartitsu

Bartitsu is an eclectic martial art and self-defence method originally developed in England during the years 18981902. In 1903, it was immortalised (as "baritsu") by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, author of the Sherlock Holmes mystery stories.[1] Although dormant throughout most of the 20th century, Bartitsu has been experiencing a revival since 2002.



Mokichi's ancestor is a Japanese samurai versed in Japanese martial arts, who went to England and picked up Western combat arts. The founder of Bartitsu is an Englishman who went to Japan for three years and picked up Japanese jujitsu.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bartitsu posted:


In 1898, Edward William Barton-Wright, a British engineer who had spent the previous three years living in the Empire of Japan, returned to England and announced the formation of a "New Art of Self Defence".[2] This art, he claimed, combined the best elements of a range of fighting styles into a unified whole, which he had named Bartitsu. Barton-Wright had previously also studied "boxing, wrestling, fencing, savate and the use of the stiletto under recognised masters", reportedly testing his skills by "engaging toughs (street fighters) until (he) was satisfied in their application." He defined Bartitsu as meaning "self defence in all its forms"; the word was a portmanteau of his own surname and of "Jujitsu".[3]

As detailed in a series of articles Barton-Wright produced for Pearson's Magazine between 1899 and 1901, Bartitsu was largely drawn from the Shinden Fudo Ryu jujutsu of Terajima Kuniichiro (not to be confused with the SFR taijutsu associated with the Bujinkan lineage) and from Kodokan judo. As it became established in London, the art expanded to incorporate combat techniques from other jujutsu styles as well as from British boxing, Swiss schwingen, French savate and a defensive la canne (stick fighting) style that had been developed by Pierre Vigny of Switzerland. Bartitsu also included a comprehensive physical culture training system.

JosephWongKS
Apr 4, 2009

by Nyc_Tattoo


Ytlaya posted:

As I mentioned in an earlier post, that is because all the strongest westerners are fighting for Exxon, Goldman Sachs, etc in the international Kengan matches.

So the winner of this Kengan (Japan Division) Tournament will go on to fight in the World Kengan Cup and that will be the next major arc?

JosephWongKS
Apr 4, 2009

by Nyc_Tattoo


And this is only the third match of the tournament.

JosephWongKS
Apr 4, 2009

by Nyc_Tattoo


Fabricated posted:

The Kure power-activation technique thing obviously has some sort of drawback to it that is likely going to be what causes him to lose since he's the dude who can release at 100%.

I hope Karla's the one to beat Raian, somehow. She'd sworn to kill Raian at the end of this chapter and it'd be fitting for her to be the one to destroy Raian and give vengeance / closure to her friend Elena. It should be possible for 85% release + sanity to be a superior combo to 100% release + nutso.

JosephWongKS
Apr 4, 2009

by Nyc_Tattoo


New chapter - http://kissmanga.com/Manga/Kengan-Ashua/Vol-007-Ch-057?id=358766

In which the main character makes his triumphant return in the first page!

JosephWongKS
Apr 4, 2009

by Nyc_Tattoo


Japanese sauna / bath omake chapter - http://kissmanga.com/Manga/Kengan-Ashua/Vol-007-Ch-057-005?id=359458

Featuring everyone in various states of undress. Pretty much the entire chapter is

JosephWongKS
Apr 4, 2009

by Nyc_Tattoo


New Kengan chapter - http://kissmanga.com/Manga/Kengan-Ashua/Vol-008-Ch-058?id=362145

In which yet another CEO hilariously over-estimates Yamashita's business brilliance.

JosephWongKS
Apr 4, 2009

by Nyc_Tattoo


I'll laugh my rear end off if the shorts proved to be vital to Ohma's win in this match. Like, they blind his opponent due to the way the sun reflects off the shorts at a particular angle, or something like that.

JosephWongKS
Apr 4, 2009

by Nyc_Tattoo


New Kengan chapter - http://bato.to/reader#9db3322d85960183

JosephWongKS
Apr 4, 2009

by Nyc_Tattoo


New chapter - http://kissmanga.com/Manga/Kengan-Ashua/Vol-008-Ch-061?id=364688

The least brutal end to any of the fights so far. Also, the "friendship forged in combat" theme continues.

JosephWongKS
Apr 4, 2009

by Nyc_Tattoo


Next comes the real question of the story - Will Yamashita get to keep his ten TVs?

JosephWongKS
Apr 4, 2009

by Nyc_Tattoo


New chapter - http://bato.to/reader#048dff6d0fc9ac3f

Yamashita Kazuo... What a great man he is!

JosephWongKS
Apr 4, 2009

by Nyc_Tattoo


AtomikKrab posted:

we are gonna lose the tourney for some reason and our boy still ends up chairman of the association because all the other corps back him or something.

He does already have a fair number of friends and admirers among the CEOs:

He's friends with Kenny (the Ginokuniya CEO) - http://kissmanga.com/Manga/Kengan-Ashua/Vol-003-Ch-023?id=265402#7

Nogi (the Nogi CEO) sees something in Yamashita and isn't just treating him as a stooge - http://kissmanga.com/Manga/Kengan-Ashua/Vol-004-Ch-029?id=308975#20

Ohta (the puppet leader of Undermount Inc) fears and respects Yamashita - http://kissmanga.com/Manga/Kengan-Ashua/Vol-006-Ch-041?id=329976#18

Kenzo (the shadow leader of Undermount Inc) is the son of Yamashita and therefore shares blood ties with him - http://kissmanga.com/Manga/Kengan-Ashua/Vol-004-Ch-025?id=269632#3

Katahara Metsudo (the Kengan Chairman), Nishihonji Akira (the CEO of Nishihonji Security Services) and Furumi Heihachi (the CEO of Furumi Pharmaceuticals) were all impressed by Yamashita's astute pick of Slot 4 during the tournament match-up selection ceremony - http://kissmanga.com/Manga/Kengan-Ashua/Vol-006-Ch-042?id=332964#17

Urita (the Penasonic CEO) owes Yamashita a giant favour for renouncing Yamashita's claim to the Penasonic shares he won from the bet - http://kissmanga.com/Manga/Kengan-Ashua/Vol-008-Ch-062?id=365235#13

Suoh Mihono (the young lady CEO who saved her company with her winnings from betting on Ohma) is grateful to Yamashita - http://kissmanga.com/Manga/Kengan-Ashua/Vol-008-Ch-062?id=365235#16

Even Petin and Mobama have their eyes on Yamashita - http://kissmanga.com/Manga/Kengan-Ashua/Vol-006-Ch-043?id=335717#4

JosephWongKS
Apr 4, 2009

by Nyc_Tattoo


New chapter - http://bato.to/reader#f82c537f67472ce5

JosephWongKS
Apr 4, 2009

by Nyc_Tattoo


Seems like "the guy who loses the match is the one who gets a backstory / flashback first" is holding true.

JosephWongKS
Apr 4, 2009

by Nyc_Tattoo


PUNCH

JosephWongKS
Apr 4, 2009

by Nyc_Tattoo


Rangpur posted:

You know on a second read, I'm curious what Hayami's goons would even need to ask Miss Murder Music CEO. If her fighter loses (he will), then it wouldn't make a difference who she supports for chairman. That's the whole point of putting his fighters in a bunch of different slots in the first place.

Maybe "ask" her to throw the white towel for her fighter and force him to surrender, so Julius can get to the next round unscathed? As we've seen in the previous fights, even the winning fighters take significant damage from their opponents and it'd be an advantage if you can move to the next round without a scratch.

JosephWongKS
Apr 4, 2009

by Nyc_Tattoo


The Lord of Hats posted:

Chapter 66: Rage

That's some quality villainy, not going to lie. At least Yoshiko's mostly okay?

I like that they threatened her business and not her immediate personal safety / health. This is a tournament of competing CEOs, after all.

JosephWongKS
Apr 4, 2009

by Nyc_Tattoo


RatHat posted:

By the way that was the last chapter of volume 8 so we'll probably get the omake next which is about Inaba and his CEO when they were kids.


New omake chapter is out and it is indeed about Inaba and his CEO when they were kids. - http://kissmanga.com/Manga/Kengan-Ashua/Vol-008-Ch-066-005?id=369576

Also, some 4-koma at the end which are utterly hilarious.

JosephWongKS
Apr 4, 2009

by Nyc_Tattoo


First he was Kazzy the Raging Rook, now he's Kazzy the Toss Master. Looking forward to Kazuo's ever-expanding list of nicknames - http://kissmanga.com/Manga/Kengan-Ashua/Vol-009-Ch-068?id=371480

The running gags of (a) everyone having King-like levels of misunderstanding about Kazuo, and (b) all the women falling for Ohma, and him being completely oblivious to it, never ever gets old.

JosephWongKS fucked around with this message at 13:34 on Jun 22, 2017

JosephWongKS
Apr 4, 2009

by Nyc_Tattoo


Jose posted:

his flashback came first so he'll lose

Not just that, he's also got spectators and a Kure clan member hyping him up. He's definitely going to lose.

JosephWongKS
Apr 4, 2009

by Nyc_Tattoo


verbal enema posted:

Beast dude owns as he is a literal murderer

But I doubt that attitude will get him far

There are quite a number of other literal murderers and assassins in the tournament though. Inaba, Kure Raian, Not-Sasuke, the bald prisoner dude, the policeman with the hidden earpiece, the bearded guy who carves sculptures with his fingers, and Genocider himself.

JosephWongKS
Apr 4, 2009

by Nyc_Tattoo


New chapter - http://kissmanga.com/Manga/Kengan-Ashua/Vol-009-Ch-071?id=373978

This is already gorier, bloodier and more brutal than all the previous fights combined.

JosephWongKS
Apr 4, 2009

by Nyc_Tattoo


ZeroCount posted:

Muteba has only been getting cooler every chapter, Meguro can't possibly win.

Yeah, this week Meguro's secret power (masochism) was revealed before Muteba's secret power (being Daredevil). Muteba holds the advantage now.

JosephWongKS
Apr 4, 2009

by Nyc_Tattoo


New chapter - http://kissmanga.com/Manga/Kengan-Ashua/Vol-009-Ch-074?id=376887

Looks like Haru and Sekibayashi are going to become friends.

JosephWongKS
Apr 4, 2009

by Nyc_Tattoo


Sumo vs Pro-Wrestling - Start! - http://kissmanga.com/Manga/Kengan-Ashua/Vol-010-Ch-075?id=378969

JosephWongKS
Apr 4, 2009

by Nyc_Tattoo


New chapter - https://bato.to/reader#a1fde634738b9d26

"Talking is an integral part of pro-wrestling."

JosephWongKS fucked around with this message at 15:31 on Sep 14, 2017

JosephWongKS
Apr 4, 2009

by Nyc_Tattoo


where the red fern gropes posted:

wouldve been great if they originally targeted kazzy but then he 'targeted' them first with the soda can and they're like whoa ok lets back off

Kazzy's bloodlust was so great that it overwhelmed and shut down Julius' bloodlust detection senses. Of course they'd be intimidated after such a display of ruthless aggression.

JosephWongKS
Apr 4, 2009

by Nyc_Tattoo


Helck cut a number of good promos on the human race during the demon tournament at the start of the series.

JosephWongKS
Apr 4, 2009

by Nyc_Tattoo


New chapter - http://kissmanga.com/Manga/Kengan-Ashua/Vol-010-Ch-080?id=384557

This chapter is really, really, really loving great. The best chapter in the series so far. Just the absolute loving best!

JosephWongKS
Apr 4, 2009

by Nyc_Tattoo


Two new chapters of Danberu!

Chapter 29 - http://kissmanga.com/Manga/Danberu-nan-kiro-moteru/Ch-029?id=385174
In which the gang enters an amateur talent competition.

Chapter 30 - http://kissmanga.com/Manga/Danberu-nan-kiro-moteru/Ch-030?id=385177
Can you guess which one is the hidden Kure clan member??

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JosephWongKS
Apr 4, 2009

by Nyc_Tattoo


Hate-Senpai posted:

Is it, uh, the Russian chick?

It's the teacher with the name "Kure Yakusha" who is unusually strong (able to do the harder version of side bends while using the heaviest weights) and has black sclera.

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