Tuesday, June 9, 2015

The New Kurosawa Chapter 30

Are you ready for the revolution!? Grab your guns and uniforms soldiers, we have a mission! General Kurosawa will explain everything.

Thanks to Denji for the translations and Crump Biggums for the cleans!

The New Kurosawa Chapter 30

"Our moral convictions... are hollow!"

 Fukumoto throwing in a history lesson. I knew of Che Guevara. but I didn't know all that much about the Cuban Revolution or how he acted during it. It's pretty amazing that some people can throw away the gifts that life give them after such hard work. Normal people would think, "This is enough. I fought for this country that wasn't even mine. I liberated it. Surely now I can relax. I deserve something for what I did right? It's only fair!" Che Guevara was beyond that type of thinking. He was only thinking of today. What could he do today to make the country a better place. What could he do that would make an impact today. Right now. This very moment. His selflessness led him to start thinking about what he could do for others. And when he saw that there was no need for him any longer, he made a decision to fight for another country. Carrying the weight of his name with him he hoped to relieve another country of its fetters. But that ended terribly. He died a Martyr  and his name was immortalized in history. The website mentioned on the last page talks about this place: Che Guevara Memorial page

This Funaki character is an odd one. I'm having trouble deciding whether I like him or not. I guess if he appears in more chapters I'll probably warm up to him. Fukumoto always has a way with his characters. Speaking of characters, who's that shady guy at the top of the bridge with the cooler. What is he up to?

15 comments:

  1. We commies now, and i am fine with it!

    From behind he looks like Kuro's son, however we know that to this day he is still a virgin, so maybe a long lost brother?

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    1. Well, technically he isn't anymore. He paid for sex, remember?

      The ending of last chapter was somewhat abrupt so I was at first confused we're already at a new storyline. I hope this wasn't the last we see of Kojiemon.

      Also, Fukumoto storytelling makes everything awesome. He could tell the story of ants crossing a street and it would be the best thing ever.

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    2. One of the most famous moments of Kurosawa is already about ants...

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    3. What when? why did i forgot such an important moment in the life of our man Kuro?

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    4. Second volume in the family restaurant getting drunk with his co-workers

      They excluded hookers when asking if he was a virgin but he insisted she wasn't one, at least not to him (d'awww)

      Also yeah, I obviously still remember the ant-moment but I couldn't come up with another example without it sounding retarded

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    5. Not to doubt Mr Kuro but it smells like he was lying, yeah even about the girl back on his student days, meaning including hookers he may be a virgin...

      Oh what is this stuff about ants, it has been so many years.

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    6. In the end of the first kurosawa, when he was "dying", he starts getting flashbacks from when he was a kid killing ants and shit, then an ant bites kid kuro before getting killed and adult kurosawa goes "damn son i wanna be as hardcore as that one ant" and thats the last thing he thinks before going into a coma.

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    7. Oh... but, but that has nothing to do with sex... now i am even more confused, and i was already confused.

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    8. I noticed the comment above yours replied to that one in the same post. It had nothing to do with you. Perhaps I should have made two different posts, but it wasn't that important anyway.

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  2. How many chapters does this have left before the scans catch up?

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    1. 10 until they catch up with volume raws. Dunno if they're going to move on to magazine raws after that or not.

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  3. Yeah, i'm still not sold yet

    While these stories are nice, i don't see why Kurosawa is required from them. They could have just made a random Homeless the Protagonist and the stories would have unfold exactly the same way. In fact i probably would enjoy them more that way.

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    1. The second part of Zero had the same exact problem.
      Or if you think reverse, first part of Zero could have been pretty much made as Kaiji.

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    2. Zero got an eccentric old rich man as a backer for a huge gambling war. Zero wasn't an absolute necessity for the problem but solving the problem was beneficial to him.

      And Kaiji would die in Zero part one. He wouldn't be able to solve even one of the mathematical problems, that is without dispute. Zero and Kaiji have a very different set of skills and they use them effectively in their own series.

      Though I agree that Kurosawa is pretty much a bystander now. He is already thoroughly developed (though there is still room for growth, as should always be), so his character doesn't benefit that much from being involved in the problems here.

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