Tuesday, December 2, 2014

The New Kurosawa Chapter 4

Back with another riveting chapter of Kurosawa! I wonder what shenanigans he'll get himself into this time? Thanks to Denji for his spot on translating, myself for proofreading and typesetting, and Crump Biggums for the nice cleans. I'm a lazy guy, so I'm gonna hand over the synopsis to Denji.

The New Kurosawa Chapter 4

 "Your popularity is the one thing I won't allow!"

Somehow I almost feel bad for Miki. He's from a rich family and spends his youth screwing around (and beating up homeless people), before getting a cushy position at his own hospital through nepotism alone, yet he STILL can't get what he really wants. Then again, what he really wants is to be a rock star swimming in young women, so like Kurosawa, I gotta say, "Isn't being a doctor enough?"

Just as a little aside, the line that says "a violent storm" can also be translated as "Sturm und Drang" (German for "Storm and Stress"). Storm and Stress was a movement in art and literature in mid to late 18th century Germany that focused on the expression of extreme emotions. To quote Wikipedia, "The protagonist in a typical Sturm und Drang stage work, poem, or novel is driven to action—often violent action—not by pursuit of noble means nor by true motives, but by revenge and greed." It's pretty interesting since this feels like a fairly accurate description of Kurosawa's character, at least in this new series. It feels like Kurosawa only makes progress towards his recovery whenever he's angry at or jealous of someone. Hopefully at some point he starts getting his act together and becomes a Strongest Man once again.

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    1. Hahaha, hey there.

      Anyway, this episode didn't go very well, but reading Kurosawa's first volume would make me remember Kurosawa was sexual predator since the beginning of the story.

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  2. Not a bad pace at all. Thank you for the chapter.

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  3. Thanks guys. been waiting for new chapters.

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  4. Deep down both Kurosawa and Miki aren't that different from each other, in the end both of them are shameless perverts who are stuck in that hospital XD.

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  5. Thank you for the new chapter, you tubular bambinos.
    I remember it took a while in the first series for Kurosawa to get creepy as hell, looks like we're already starting with that.

    By the way, I'm a little late on this, but I'm gonna make a prediction and say the old lady from the first manga is now dead and it's gonna be sad as fuck

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  6. Damn while the original manga had the reader develop sympathy for Kurosawa before making him commit social suicide the new one just makes him a total creep hahaha. Still can't wait to see how this turns out. Hope to see some cameos. Especially from psycho baseball bat girl!

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  7. How many chapters long is The New Kurosawa atm? (counting untranslated chapters of course). Is it ongoing?

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    1. Yeah, it's still ongoing. As far as I can tell, the newest chapter (which just came out yesterday) should be chapter 38. I'm not getting magazine raws though, since it comes out biweekly and even though it's 320 yen an issue, I'd get killed on shipping.
      Instead I'm getting volumes, which so far have had 8 chapters each. The newest one is volume 3, so I have up to chapter 24. However, volume 4 was just announced for a January 30th release date, so I'll be getting it a few weeks after. Maybe we'll be caught up by then, who knows.

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    2. you are awesome Denji :-) thanks a milion times for every chapter

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  8. Head nurse is best girl.

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