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I am just super excited to have Genchu in the story, doing stuff that isn’t in a flashback! I think everyone’s going to enjoy getting to know Genchu outside of his usual ‘super swordsman badass’ persona, which is pretty much all we’ve seen of him up to this point. His more laid back personality may surprise you!

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  • charles81

    Huh, I guess people guessed completely correctly back on the first pages of this arc as to what the ship would contain… Although they didn’t predict the guru.

    *sigh* we just know Genchu is gonna start deflecting bullets with his sword now… Not realistic I know…

    I love how one man came to preach wisdom, another to preach peace and a third to sell weapons of war *LOL*

    • suburban_samurai

      Deflecting bullets is, like, the coolest thing you can do with a sword. And the irony of having a boat with both a preacher and arms dealer is not lost on us!

      • Andy Nguyen

        Sadly, this ironic combination wasn’t exactly uncommon in our own timeline. It was rationalized away pretty effectively, too: If you save their souls, it doesn’t matter that you take their money and their lives…

        • suburban_samurai

          Are you IMPLYING that religious rationalization can amount to easy exploitation, sir??

    • Neska

      Mythbusters actually did the WWII cutting a bullet in half with a katana story, and it worked (the caveat being that it’s entirely up to chance: no one in the real world is actually good enough to target something that small moving that fast, so you have to get lucky and have the bullet hit your katana right on the sharp edge).
      So, Genchu can prolly pull that stunt no problem.

  • Sunwu

    All this talk of sticks! It’s like we’re finally at the end of the Monty pythons’ defense class

    Captain: “Today I will show you what happens if someone attacks you with a pointed stick.”

    Japanese peasant: “Pointed stick? Oh, oh, oh. We want to learn how to defend ourselves against pointed sticks, do we? Getting all high and mighty, eh? Fresh fruit and katanas not good enough for you eh?”

    • suburban_samurai

      Agreed, learning to defend against pointy sticks is an INVALUABLE life skill.

  • Gillsing

    No amount of laid backness can surprise me when it comes to a badass like Genchu. Everyone knows that the baddest of asses are also the most laid back ones, because they’re so badass they can afford to just let things slide until they’re good and ready to maybe do something about it.

    Okay, maybe if Genchu goes to sleep in the street and doesn’t wake up from a musket being fired. Maybe THAT amount of laid backness would surprise me.

    • suburban_samurai

      That would be the ultimate level laidbackedness. Dare Genchu even push those limits??

  • Johannes Hjortshøj

    Strawhat in mouth + five o’clock shadow + wide-brimmed hat =instant badass

    Basic math really.

    • KungFuKlobber

      Hatters gonna hat.

      • Johannes Hjortshøj

        Hats off to you sir.

        • suburban_samurai

          *insert yet another hat pun here*

          • Nick Godby

            *They need ma-hatmaghandi now* 😉

  • Dave

    Pointef sticks swords bah!!

    The real “end of the world” weapons are the 3 monks/priest/guru

    But that would make for an awkward arms deal.

    • suburban_samurai

      Or at least a very silly arms deal, as silly as arms deals can get.

  • Dani

    Now for the natives to troll the foreigners by playing “What random crap can we get them to eat this time” game. Extra points if you convince them the “delicacy” is of great cultural importance/it’s a great honour to be offered it.

  • animalia555

    Don’t be silly random peasant. I am sure the foreigner thinks your traditions are stupid too.

    • MoveAlongCitizen

      Everyone’s traditions are stupid to everyone else.

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