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What’s this? Ominously placed taut wires? Well, I’m sure their presence was just a coincidence.


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  • charles81

    It’s a boy! 3.8kg, 53.5cm long. Mother doing well, bub has slight infection but dad is ragged.

    Thank the gods for a NN4B update… I can’t believe Yumiko is sighting down that bow with her covered eye. No wonder she totally missed Ken with that last arrow and hit those taught wires by mistake. Hope they weren’t supporting anything important, there could be some sort if accident… People might get hurt.

    • suburban_samurai

      Congratulations!…? I wasn’t aware bushido babies were being born.

      • charles81

        Yep. Hard to believe NN4B nerds breed.

        Merry Christmas!


      I have noticed that every archer in this comic seems to be left handed…

  • Sunwu

    Looks like this fight is getting Down to the wire!!! Poor Ken’s getting strung along! Yumiko’s gonna have to cut Ken loose she won’t give him no slack! Too bad ken couldn’t get humself a deal with no string attached. But boy I tell ya that last panel leaves me in more suspense than a high wire act!

    • KungFuKlobber

      I think we all knew Ken was going to hang himself with his own rope.

      • Sunwu

        I was a frayed of that! He always does this. If he weren’t so tied up at the moment I’d bet he’d be more relaxed.The drinking was not a good either sign he just too high strung! heck he can’t even string two words together when he’s like that, but let’s hope that will Knot happen this time.

        • Have a rock

          Ken needs to cut himself some slack.

          • suburban_samurai

            12 taut rope puns in one comment thread! THIS IS A DISASTER!

          • Have a rock


          • Sunwu

            It’s knot Ken’s Fault it’s just the way he was Taut

          • Kire Du’Hai

            Your pun-fu is strong.

          • Sunwu

            It’s Yumiko’s fault for Winding him up! Now all She has to do is Reel him in.

          • Have a rock

            Oooooh snap!

  • Hfar

    I’m going to say each wire drops: a large ball of spikes, an extremely sharp guillotine, and an empty washtub. In that order.

    • KungFuKlobber

      A large safe (Ken opens it from the inside and walks out), then a piano (it touches his head and collapses like balsa wood), and finally an ostrich feather (it crushes him). I’m trying to maximize comedic effect here.

      • suburban_samurai


  • Red

    I wonder what the trap could be but I guess whatever it is it’s going to be cut in half.

    • suburban_samurai

      Ken is already irritated!

      • KungFuKlobber

        Ken is always irritated!

  • Have a rock

    It must be a special ninja trait to never run out of arrows.

    • suburban_samurai

      She’s just got extra arrows stashed around the forest because Yumiko plans ahead!

      • MoveAlongCitizen

        She’s been secretly hoping to someday meet a man who can give her this exciting of a fight.

  • TwoAr

    And I’ve reached the end of the archive, damn!

    Oh well, loving the comic. Can’t wait for the next monday.

    PS: Your site appears to be a bit broken on Firefox. Some of the ads and the twitter feed don’t work, and I can’t post comments, only read them.

  • Neska

    The zanbatou looks small on this page too . . . guess you just decided to redesign it then . . .
    Still awesome!

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