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You can always rely on the bandits… to do whatever is in their own self interest.

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  • charles81

    The three ninja’s they were with versus Yori, Cho and (more importantly) Masuhiro.

    Wasn’t really much of a choice.

    • leavescat

      That raises an interesting question. Would Masuhiro beat Cho in a fight? Cho’s certainly more reliable as he doesn’t completely fail against 50% of people, but Masuhiro has shown more badass against male opponents.

      • Sunwu

        Step one :put cho in a dress
        Step two: Cho tells a dirty sounding Taoist proverb
        Step 3: Masuhiro gets flustered
        Step 4:????
        Profit

      • charles81

        Cho can beat anyone!
        … If it’s the will of the Tao

        The deadly viper is death to all except the fluffy duckling.

        • Eltharrion

          Only if the Tao sees it worthy for him to win.

      • http://www.nn4b.com suburban_samurai

        Cho wins, cho always wins. Well, except for that one time…

      • CiberX15

        Cho, though it’s entirely likely that he would win without knowing he was in a fight in the first place X D

    • http://www.nn4b.com suburban_samurai

      It was, perhaps, one of their wiser decisions.

  • Johannes Hjortshøj

    Ironic That the most 1 dimensional characters are the most reliable.

    • http://www.nn4b.com suburban_samurai

      Define ‘reliable’!

      • Johannes Hjortshøj

        As in unsurprising

        • http://www.nn4b.com suburban_samurai

          They’re like Loki, everyone knows they’re going to betray you!

          • Johannes Hjortshøj

            Precisely

          • Sunwu

            Fujio is Loki Fumio is Starscream

  • Sunwu

    Fujio’s ninja hostage be all like “it can’t be true!!! You promised to go to my daughters wedding and let me wear the hat!!”

    • http://www.nn4b.com suburban_samurai

      “The hat leaves my head over my cold, dead body!”

  • Sunwu

    This is the part where Ayane says the trigger word and the brain washed bandits quadruple cross our heroes!!!

    • http://www.nn4b.com suburban_samurai

      Manchurian candidates, the both of ‘me!

      • leavescat

        I didn’t know you had multiple personality disorder.

        • http://www.nn4b.com suburban_samurai

          It auto corrected ‘em to ‘me! Hilarity! That’s what I get for posting on an iPhone.

  • some random viewer

    Doublecross!
    Triplecross!

    C-C-C-Combo break!

    • Eltharrion

      Watch it, they’re going for pentacross.

    • Hfar

      Crossing spree!

      • Have a rock

        Ninja crossing spree! Betrayal! Round over!

        • Hfar

          Kilininjaro!

    • http://www.nn4b.com suburban_samurai

      The bandits are being very cross.

  • KungFuKlobber

    The bandits are doing their Hidden Fortress thing.

    • http://www.nn4b.com suburban_samurai

      Nice Kurosawa reference

  • randompersonality

    I was so excited to see another update this morning! I’m glad the bandits are still terrified of Mashiro

    • http://www.nn4b.com suburban_samurai

      And they have every right to be! He’s a force of nature, like a sharknado in a cave.

      • CiberX15

        Wouldn’t a sharknado not do well in a cave? I mean an underwater cave sure, but a normal cave might pose a problem. Or did you mean a landsharknado?

        • http://www.nn4b.com suburban_samurai

          Yes, that’s what I meant!

  • Charvale

    I… I don’t… I can’t…
    =O.o=
    Seriously, these ninjas should have just stayed in bed… they don’t know what the heck is going on anymore, and Ayane’s just had her hopes dashed against the rocks about being rescued from a half-naked, unarmed prisoner… who’s holding her rope, Yori (who’s been the ninja’s target for so long that most of us forget when it started), a blind Taoist monk who seems to be able to get around without the use of a walking staff, and Masuhiro’s daughter.

    I can only imagine Ayane’s face when the bandits performed the triplecross.

    • http://www.nn4b.com suburban_samurai

      Oh, Ayane’s not taking this well, I assure you.

  • Have a rock

    Wait…where did the knives that two of the ninjas were holding go? Fumio and Fujio don’t have them, they already have theirs.

    • http://www.nn4b.com suburban_samurai

      They dropped them, what with the blades at their throats and all.

      • charles81

        The better question is what happened to the bajillion weapons our bandit friends were carrying.

        They gradually had less and less until they lost all but a knife shortly after switching to ninja outfits.

        • KungFuKlobber

          They still have them. The bandits slowly turned into video game characters!

        • http://www.nn4b.com suburban_samurai

          Their weapon inventory slots are full.

  • Hfar

    How to Out Ninja a Ninja and Live to Tell About It by Fumio and Fujio.

    • http://www.nn4b.com suburban_samurai

      The Ninja: There and Back Again

  • charles81

    NINJA MASKS! – THEY HIDE NOTHING!

    • http://www.nn4b.com suburban_samurai

      It’s more a style thing!

  • Dorje

    They better get a crossing guard out there soon. People be crossing all willy-nilly.

    • http://www.nn4b.com suburban_samurai

      I’m still laughing at this!

  • Scott Henry

    It’s NINJA. Not ninjas. There is NO S added to it. Japanese do not pluarize things. You can have 1 or a 1 million ninja and its still just ninja. With no S.

    • http://www.nn4b.com suburban_samurai

      We actually made a conscious decision to have the main cast say ‘ninjas’ because it sounds funnier. The ninja characters themselves don’t pluralize ninja with an ‘s’.

  • I need scissors

    Good job on the comic!

    I’ve only recently seen that the comic restarted and I have only catched up yesterday (when I started writing this comment, because now when I finished writing it’s past midnight), 6 february, which coincidentally was Saint Paulo Miki remembration day; that said, I wonder if he will appear, even in a brief cameo?

    Speaking of saints and related stuff, I see the christian priest and the indian guru of phorphecy have arrived; could it be that the End of the World is actually the name of the bar in which they will meet, like in the movie of the same name that was released not long ago?

    Also, since we’re at it, will the Portuguese Captain of the ship behave like this?
    (First part)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BG2Y_a4sjc0&feature=player_detailpage#t=172
    (Second part)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r2B62XcbEFA

    Also, can you make a collection of all of Cho’s taoist aphorisms?

    Speaking of collections:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-YH3o2pf-Bc

    Do you think that anyone will ever dub your comics and put them in collections like the one in the link?

    Now actually commenting this page! Triplecross? Are Fumio and Fujio actually working for the Patriots- I mean, the Shogun? Are they secret triple agents like Ocelot? Will they found the precursors of the Shinsegumi?
    Will a sequel of NNFB be placed during the Boshin war and follow the adventures of their descendants in the Shinsegumi? (Also note that 200 years later there could be multiple lines of descent, so all of the cast could be cousins and second cousins and 4th grade cousins, sometimes even not knowing it!)[It would be cool to have a sequel in Boshin war even without the revelation that Fujio and Fumio actually work with the Patriots- I mean, the Shogun!]

    Probably I also had something else to ask, but! Alas, I don’t remember, so I will settle with: Will this comment be answered Before the next page so I don’t have to copy it over?
    Only time will tell!

    • I<3Suzuka

      Please… please don’t.

      • I need scissors

        Please don’t what? Please be more specific.

    • http://www.nn4b.com suburban_samurai

      SORRY, I’M STILL WATCHING THAT MGS VIDEO!! It’s hilarious. And welcome back to the comic! It’s still funny, I think! You know, we have totally tossed around the possibility of making an NN4B radio drama, but it would require a great deal of time and effort so we’re not really sure how to get that off the ground. Also, the sequel comic will take place in NEO TOKYO where the descendants of Fumio and Fujio become the Steel Samurai and the Pink Princess and future fight crime together.

      Don’t expect to see an actual historical figures in the comic. We long ago decided to avoid real historical figures since NN4B is essentially a satirical version of a Feudal Japan through the lens of two american guys who liked a lot of anime in high school.

      Also, I responded before the next update, hooray!

      I never played Jade Empire (NO XBOX!) but I have debated for some time picking it up on PC. There is a PC version now, isn’t there?

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