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Yukizane hears that ninja black is very slimming.

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  • John Smith

    So…who’s the Masamune general to be named later? 😀

    • KungFuKlobber

      Read that last line again.

      • John Smith

        Wait…Yukizane??? Since when is he a general of any kind?

        • KungFuKlobber

          I refer you to page 517, where I posted it for maximum exposure. Read the second upload; the first has an error and I was unable to remove it.

          • http://www.nn4b.com suburban_samurai

            That remix is still super classy. I keep bugging Joe to get the fanmix gallery up so we can start uploading fanmixes again. ARE YOU READING THIS, JOE?

        • Neska

          Yukizane’s family name is Masamune (he’s Masuhiro’s wife’s brother, so not a Senshin), and he is a general by rank (with at least one victory we know of, the bloodless one settled with a game of “Chinese chess”). So he traded himself to the ninja. He prolly has a clever plan . . . or at least a desire to hang out with scantily clad kunoichi . . .

          • Kid Chaos

            Thanks; this is all making a lot more sense, now that I’ve gone through the whole comic a few times (especially this one). 😀

          • Neska

            You’e welcome!
            Always good when my compulsion to explain things actually helps, instead of annoying everyone around me!

  • Have a rock

    Panel 3…yeah that would be my reaction too.

    • http://www.nn4b.com suburban_samurai

      Masuhiro, MASTER OF THE UNEXPECTED! Except for all those times he was predictably recaptured!

  • IDPounder

    But Yukizane is an autumn…black will totally clash with his eyes.

    • http://www.nn4b.com suburban_samurai

      Oh geez, you’re right! Call it off, everyone go home! Masuhiro, back to your cell, Yukizane just isn’t going to look good in black.

    • http://www.nn4b.com suburban_samurai

      No, no, he’s pulling it off!

      • KungFuKlobber

        That’s a very–er, pale shade of black.

        • http://www.nn4b.com suburban_samurai

          Well you just can’t please all the people all of the time!

          • Red

            I find this acceptable.

        • Speedy Marsh

          He’s going for 50 shades of gray.

      • IDPounder

        It’s always the quiet ones that sneak up on you…

      • TheGreatEater

        All my yeses!!!! He so rocks the ninja look. But maybe he’d be better in a Ninja Kimono (to pull off the whole ninja scholar bit XD.)?

    • purplelibraryguy

      Maybe he could get one of the “special” pink outfits.

  • Charvale

    *pop*
    =O.o=
    Good work NNFB team, my brain just exploded…

    *flops, twitching*

    • http://www.nn4b.com suburban_samurai

      MISSION COMPLETE, TARGET ELIMINATED!

  • Mike

    “No offense, but you’re so stupid the ninjas feel their brain cells dying whenever you’re near. They figured any deal was a steal, really.”

    • http://www.nn4b.com suburban_samurai

      Sure, but Yukizane would never say that out loud!

  • Jaibyrd

    Density. Several layers of density in the room. 😉

    • http://www.nn4b.com suburban_samurai

      I am your density.

  • Lady Courage

    UNACCEPTABLE!!!!

    I mean-! Woah, them gamers, dude. Never know what to expect from them next.

    • http://www.nn4b.com suburban_samurai

      In this case, it’s Masuhiro surprising Yukizane with his stubbornness.

      • Lady Courage

        True but I’m not sure that stubbornness coming from Masuhiro should surprise anyone by this point. Hehe~

  • Sunwu

    does that mean Yukizane handsover all of his land and his house to his old boss before he leaves?? I think at think point Ina’s dad should be like “oh yeah well then I employ all of these ninjas so you’ll still work for me!!!”
    Yukizane is the Saishen’s brain trust you can’t let Yuki walk out the door.

    • http://www.nn4b.com suburban_samurai

      Yukizane has a nice plot of land in Senshin territory that he mostly neglects because he likes to hang out at Senshin castle and feel important. Since he’s something of a problem solver, no one kicks him out. I doubt Masuhiro would disown him from the clan, so his neglected plot of land will continue to be there for Yukizane if he ever gets tired of playing strategy games with hot ninja babes!

      • darkside000

        Who in the world would get tired of playing strategy games with hot ninja babes?

      • purplelibraryguy

        “Neglects” as in “Fails to do his lordly duty of extracting backbreaking taxes from the peasants”? Probably a win-win there; he gets to play strategy games (on and off boards), the peasants get to get on with the farming in peace.

  • Red

    Masuhiro you can’t escape your wife forever, she’ll be waiting and you are not be prepared.

    • http://www.nn4b.com suburban_samurai

      Yep, should be all wrapped up in about three more pages.

  • SpiritusUnikura

    first read through woo! this is amazing!

    • http://www.nn4b.com suburban_samurai

      I approve that reaction!

  • Xenterex

    Egad!

  • Scott Henry

    Still saying “NINJAS” when it should be Ninja eh? Japanese don’t pluarlize things!

    • http://www.nn4b.com suburban_samurai

      I assure you it is done intentionally for comedic effect! ‘Ninjas’ sounds funnier than ‘ninja’! Also, the actual ninja characters do not pluralize the word.

      • Scott Henry

        It’s not funny. Ninja will be coming to kill you. And a lot of stereotyping of ninja. They weren’t all evil scum like this dude seems to think. I bet a lot of his info gathers are ninja or spy types…I’m still waiting on those good guy ninja.

  • AmberOne

    Oh dear gawd! PLEASE tell me Yukizane is not wearing ninja gear under his kimono. PLEASE tell me that that black thing is just some kind of funky undegarment.

  • Hfar

    …Yukizane you brilliant son of a shogun.

  • Scott Henry

    Will we ever get some good guy ninja eventually? Maybe Hanzu Hattori?

    • http://www.nn4b.com suburban_samurai

      Well, I don’t want to spoil anything! So I won’t. But, really, ninja are kinda neutral by nature, right? Unless they’re Rikimaru!

      • Scott Henry

        Eh they are just like anyone else really and you should really read up on ninja as talked about by Stephen K Hayes or Hatsumi, the Bujinkan guy. It’s ironic some samurai guy is calling ninja scum. Most samurai were totally scum and Bushido as a code wasnt even invented until AFTER the samurai weren’t even needed anymore! It was written to make them feel better basically about their hey day being over. The ninja = bad, sounds like old school D&D…

        • http://www.nn4b.com suburban_samurai

          This is all true, historical ninja were just spies, and bushido wasn’t solidified as a definable concept until after the unification of Japan, and samurai really were mostly jerks of the upper class who were allowed to hack up peasants without repercussion. But the world of No Need for Bushido runs on inaccuracies, cliches, and anachronisms! It also runs on pure awesome, or so I like to think.

          • Neska

            Ken definitely runs on pure awesome . . . and sake . . . but sake is awesome, so, yeah: pure awesome!

  • Scott Henry

    If the ninja have hotties like the chick with the clevage showing I’ll go with the scum please.

  • randompersonality

    ATTENTION! Great, now that I have your attention I would just like to notify you of this notice that notifies you that I have noticed just how awesome this comic is. This is the end of the notice notifying you of what I have noticed. Thank you.

    • Scott Henry

      Reported.

    • http://www.nn4b.com suburban_samurai

      Flattery will get you everywhere!

  • RickRussellTX

    Why do I have the feeling that Yukizane is five moves ahead of anyone around him?

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