Weekly Manga Recap: Nana to Kaoru

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  • Athos
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    Sadly, I happen to be part of the "too foreign to count" club, so no Weekly Shonen Alpha for me. Then again, I'm also in the "cheap bastards" club, so I guess it wouldn't have really mattered.

    Ah, yes... the spanking arc. Actually, any of the subplots involving bottoms are by far the most uncomfortable of the series-- I really don't think that was ever in question. Leaving those arcs aside, though, I think Nana to Kaoru can be quite tasteful considering the topic at hand. So, you know, kudos.

    AT LAST! One Punch Man! God, I needed that. I may never get to see Hoshi no Samidare reviewed, but it is times like these when I can say it was all worth it. Who knows? Maybe this is the year where Nick picks the more awesome mangas of the two.
  • Eric the Orange
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    As far as BDSM is concerned in my personal tastes I can get behind the idea of putting your trust in some one else, or some one else putting there trust in you as being romantic and even sexual. but when you get into treating some one else like garbage and wanting to be treated like garbage is when it starts to become disturbing to me.

    That's not to say that that is wrong. Whatever floats your boat, it doesn't bother me. But of what I like the very idea of treating my partner like that makes me feel ill.
  • cattz
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    Even though Nana to Kaoru is billed as "bondage" it's more about exhibitionism almost always instead of what you would expect from the bondage premise.

    Zaraki is a freaking super saiyan, whatever. Also showcases just how bad Kubo has gotten with the stuff he makes up week to week..

    Naruto was a mess of randomness that I didn't care about.. Also had to look up the "destination" for Orochimaru since it had been so long since they even mentioned it..


    Say it every week, but even they're sick and tired of Cross Manage, why keep with it, lol...
  • Arika
    I liked Asauchi thing. Yes, I raged before about "Zanpakutou's are a part of the Shinigami soul" so someone making Zanpakutou's didn't make much sense, but now that he explained, he didn't make all current Zanpakutous like Zabimaru, Senbonzakura etc. but rather made base for them to evolve on their own into Zanpakutous we know now was way better way to explain it. Yes, the only plot hole is then where Ichigo's sword came from? But expect for that, this was actually a pretty damn good explanation (at least it could be worse).

    Also Ichigo fought Zangetsu twice but their "relationship" was completely ignored so I understand that Zan might be angry, but Renji? He was always show to care about his sword and he is only Shinigami who talked to it. He was the Shinigami that shown us the very concept how the Shinigami-Zanpakutou talks look like, so it's very out of place that he has to understand what his sword feel.

    About Unohana-Zaraki twist. I really like it. At first I was sure Kubo just made it up right now, but no more. Making Unohana fight-crazy-psycho was great and making her captain of 4-th divison also fits cos she was put out of combat probably so she won't go crazy again. The scar thing was just brilliant. The first time Kubo draw this stupid hair he had it in mind and he was very consistent about it, so when he at least revealed it, the pay off was worth it (though I agree he could do it faster).

    Also about Unohana Shikai/Bankai. I'm not sure, but the whole Yumichika thing was kinda different. It wasn't that his shikai changed its form cos of different name. His sword was pissed at Yumichika for calling it by wrong name so it didn't utilize its power fully. So it wasn't exactly different form as more of incomplete/weaker form of his normal shikai. Unohana's shikai/bankai was shown to be that fish thing so I doubt simple renaming it will change the nature of her's sword. Actually I'm curious how this will be explained, since her sword was show to have power to heal which don't match her much after the reveal. Maybe she got new sword and used time she was in 4-th division to make it healing based instead of combat based?
  • muichimotsu
    Ichigo and Kenpachi's swords probably manifested by their sheer spiritual power, since they're both so powerful, as has been established.

    Renji could still be an amateur, since he hasn't truly established a connection on a personal level with Zabimaru. It's more, "I'm your boss, deal with it"

    Unohana's sword is certainly going to be interesting, though with Yumichika, he was basically dealing with a flippant and capricious spirit, Unohana's is possibly something that has a different form depending on the entire name, not just a part of it, which was the color for Yumichika's peacock sword. It's possible she has a new sword and her old one is gone, but that seems a bit odd, since there's supposed to be a deep connection between a Shinigami and their sword.
  • Matthew G
    Please change your schedule so that you aren't behind by a week.

    Also, I like that Onepunch-Man contains the origin story for Shingeki No Kyojin.
  • Neverpleased
    WMR the awkward silence episode!

    "take a piss right there" Crickets!

    "a knot on her ass" Crickets!

    This just isn't a manga you can discuss casually. The stuff in it when said out loud just sets off your conversation alarm.

    Just imagine having this conversation in a subway or somewhere public. It would be hilarious.

    Also OPM FTW!
  • thorondragon
    it is not easy to say anything about such a manga without turnign a few heads and about ten minutes of an hour long discussion being total silence.
    personally, kinda in to that whole bondage thingy, but i would never actively practice, nor do i like some of the extremely weird shit kaoru talks about sometimes. its utterly hilarious to see his enthusiasm though.

    bleach is a big mess to me right now. those fucking evil quincy just come flying out of kubo's ass far as i am concerned. at least with the arankar, as long as that arc went on, it was hinted at. literally, fter the king fisher is driven off, we see he turned into an arrancar.
    this whole thing is incredibly confusing to me. i thought that the zanpakuto were actaully just extention of themselves, which is why they are so intwined and so much of their powers are channeled into the swords. now...... sighs.
  • Blizz3112
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    But... but... Yu Yu Hakusho AND Dragonball had TWO finished tournaments... XD
  • ultimateclima
    I think Wednesdays could work. Only downside is that the big three spoilers get released that day so I could see people in the chat spoiling next week's info.

    And I might want to check this manga out too.
  • Sewblon
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    Do Nana and Kaoru ever act like a regular couple in this series? Would that compromise the bondage relationship in anyway?
  • memnarch
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    So is Jump online a week behind print Jump? I thought they had same day stuff now.

    Also, YES! Onepunch Man RULES!
  • muichimotsu
    I'm thinking they didn't want to make the show super long, so they're still only covering one chapter a week, which means they're a week behind in that regard either way, even if they've read the newest chapters
  • Heart-Lightning
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    Naruto: Oh god, it is going to suck when you get to chapter 618. MY GOD, so much was WRONG wit this, 617, and that chapter. And you wonder why I hate Naruto so much now.

    Bleach: Asauchi made so much sense. If old man Zangetsu has explained the existence of it, then you don't argue with it. Ichigo's sword came from Rukia. She transfered her zanpakuto and her form over to Ichigo. Why do you think Rukia didn't have a Zanpakuto after the transfer in chapter 1? by doing so, Ichigo was able to form his own Zanpakuto through Rukia's powers. During the training session with Urahara, Ichigo was able to pull out his own Zanpakuto. However, the Zanpakuto was small and didn't have much of a blade on it. And thanks to Ichigo's little escapades during volumes 1-6, Ichigo was able to release Zangetsu.

    Yeah, but Ichigo and Renji have been using them as connivences for power than actual people. Ichigo said he wanted to learn about Zangetsu, but have we seen him interact with it more than "Hey buddy, I need more power! Gimme more power"! Even in part 2, when have we seen Ichigo talk to Zangetsu? Same thing with Renji. Renji has said that he wanted to surpass Byakuya, but how many times have we actually seen him do this other than the Soul Society Arc? Hell, he abandoned it at one point to learn "how to fight on equal terms with Aizen". Both Ichigo and Renji have been hypocrites and Zangetsu and Zabimaru are now pissed.

    Toshiro and Ikkaku on the other hand have been doing the right thing and we have seen them talk to their Zanpakutos .

    Zaraki and Unohana fight is so much fun right now. Next chapter is going to make Zaraki look so manly!
  • HUNRonin
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    Yes, you should move it to Wednsday. You should also catch up with weekly series, I don't care if it the podcast will be 3 hours long!

    And make a podcast about Claymore! Please!
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