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Panel 1. A fisherman is laying in a boat while fishing

Panel 2. A shadow falls over the fisherman

Panel 3. The fisherman lifts his hat, revealing his face. He is Genchu.

Panel 4. A large Portuguese ship has pulled up beside genchu’s boat, completely dwarfing it.


NN4B is BACK! Wait, is that Genchu fishing in that boat?? Is this a flashback or something?

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  • sirbacon

    Yay, I can’t believe the comic is finally back! I’ve missed you guys so much!

    • suburban_samurai

      And we’ve missed you just as much, sirbacon!

  • Nathan

    I am PSYCHED. Also, I notice that is Western-style ship. I think it was the Portuguese who the Japanese traded with at this time? I’m guessing them, or pirates.

    • suburban_samurai

      You got it, sir! It’s a Portugese trading ship! I’ll give you three guesses what’s on board…

      • sirbacon

        Portugese sailors?

        • suburban_samurai

          Where’d you get a crazy idea like that? It’s French zombie pirates, duh!

      • poo4nnfb

        Christian missionaries!

        • suburban_samurai

          I dare not say!

      • Aetre

        The Christian priest who’s part of the end-of-world prophecy?

        • suburban_samurai


      • gunmage

        Portuguese commivoyagers who sell used ships?

        • suburban_samurai

          Commivoyagers? Like Portugese Communist travelers who spread the word of Marxism and used ships to countries far and wide?

      • Johannes Hjortshøj

        I’m gonna take a wild guess and say matchlock muskets.

        • suburban_samurai

          Heeey, that doesn’t sound like a wild guess at all. In fact, that sounds rather more like an educated guess! I’m on to you.

          • Johannes Hjortshøj

            Aw frap he’s on to us george.

      • KungFuKlobber

        A cargo of the elusive but delectable birdfish!

  • Pablo Rivas Salmón

    It has to be pirates! pirates and ninjas ftw!

    • suburban_samurai

      Sure, go for the obvious answer…

  • Scila

    YES! It’s back!
    Nice hat Genchu.

    • suburban_samurai

      Fishin’ in style.

  • Pascalle Lepas


  • ExPaladin

    “You’re blocking the sunlight.” >:(

    • suburban_samurai

      Genchu will cut the ship in half in the next page, problem solved.

  • Steriema

    Where are the two birds? If Age Of Empires III has learned me anything, it’s that Japanese fishermen use two birds to fish. And can totally withstand a Portuguese ship’s bombardment. Totally.

    • suburban_samurai

      I feel left out, despite my impressive wealth of video game knowledge, I don’t get the two birds reference… never played AoEIII

  • LynzO

    There are only 2 comics I can say I’ve been with since the beginning; Zap and you. And I’m freaking happy to finally have you back.

    • suburban_samurai

      And we’re happy to have you back, LynzO. NN4B will only be getting more awesome from this point on!

  • Gillsing

    Genchu Genchu Genchu Genchu Shiiip ~

    So, is this a flashback or something? Because it looks more like Genchu is doing that ‘low profile’ thing that badasses to in between bouts of badassery.

    • suburban_samurai

      You’ll be finding out in a few more days, sir!

  • Ash

    FINALLY!! I missed this so much you guys… Thanks for giving us back all the awesome kickass-ness before it became a thing!

    • suburban_samurai

      Is becoming a thing bad in this context?

  • spas

    it is INDEED nice to have you back. b’hatzlacha – may this time be the one that brings you great success! (and us regular updates, naturally!)

    • suburban_samurai

      Nobody does webcomics to make money! Still, I hope we can get this to make some more money.

  • Sunwu

    Just sit right back and you’ll hear the tale A tale of a fateful trip

    That started from this tropic port
    Aboard this tiny ship.

    The Genchu was was a mighty sailing man,
    The skipper Ken brave and sure……

    • suburban_samurai

      Wait, that makes Ken Gilligan? I don’t know if he’s suited for the bumbling idiot role! That’s more a Yorikiro thing.

      • John Smith

        Actually it makes Genchu Gilligan, which is all bass-ackwards. Genchu’s the Skipper, Ken’s Gilligan, Ina is…um…Mary-Anne, I guess? Oh, nevermind… :(

        • tinwatchman

          Pffh, Yori’s Gilligan, obviously.

          • Kid Chaos

            Yes! Exactly! 😁

          • tinwatchman

            And because I’ve got time and can’t leave something unfinished… Yeah, Ina’s Mary-Anne. Cho’s likely the Professor, if it’s not Yukizane. And I guess Ken’s the Skipper?… even though he’d just kill Yori in, like, the first five minutes of the first episode?…

  • Kire Du’Hai

    NN4B… How I missed you. Never leave me like that again.

    And dare I say it… Foreigners coming to Japan during Sakoku?


  • Nos Rin aka CTCO

    How long were they gone? I pretty much ditched the site after biweekly posts then break then nothing for possibly a year.

    • suburban_samurai

      It was a planned year long hiatus, but the site has been updating regularly once a week since then, and we’re hoping to go to twice a week in the not too distant future.

      • Nos Rin aka CTCO

        That sounds awesome. I was upset about the hiatus only because I enjoy the comic. :)

  • Kid Chaos

    My Genchu’s back and there’s gonna be trouble
    Hey-la, hey-la, my Genchu’s back!

  • Premmy


  • Kid Chaos

    Have you heard the news?

  • Neska

    European ship? Well, it’s the end of the world.
    Must be Thursday.

  • SotiCoto

    Uh oh. Lines thickened. Art slightly backslid.

  • MoveAlongCitizen

    I….. ship it?

    • Kid Chaos

      Ship it! Ship it good! 😍

  • RobinGoodfellow

    Please hello!
    (America back?)

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