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Oh, THERE’S Tadashii! Well, mystery solved, I guess! And he was even kind enough to retrieve Genchu’s sword. Nice guy. The sound effect’s a little ominous, though.

Matsuricon 2014 Announcement

If you’re in the Central Ohio area this weekend, you should check out Matsuricon!

Matsuricon is kind of like NN4B’s home convention – we’ve been there every year since it started in 2006! We’ll be hosting panels, selling exclusive convention swag, and signing stuff. Matsuricon is also your best opportunity to get a coveted NN4B custom sketch card by Alex!

Swing by our panels or table and say hi!

Panel schedule (Subject to change)

  • Friday 1:00PM – Photoshop Layers Deep
  • Friday 5:00PM – Webcomics without Borders
  • Saturday 1:00PM –¬†Legend of Korra Fan Panel
  • Saturday 2:00PM – Webcomics 101
  • Saturday 3:00PM – Kenshin Ballad of the Man Slayer
  • Sunday 11:00AM – No Need for Bushido/ White Noise
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  • jwkovell

    The scenery is so beautiful! Well… except for that corpse. Way to spoil the view, dead Ryoushi!

    • Sunwu

      Ryoushi is just sleeping with his eyes open

      • http://www.nn4b.com suburban_samurai

        A difficult trick to master! He slept through so many highschool lectures.

      • purplelibraryguy

        He’s pining for the fjords . . . oh wait, they appear to be in a fjord.

        • Sunwu

          Pining for the fjords? What kind of talk is that?? This demon of sorrow has cease to be! It’s passed on! Joined the choir invisible! This is an ex-demon of sorrow

          • purplelibraryguy

            All right, all right, I can replace him with this slug.
            “Does it swordfight?”

          • User Unknown

            “No”
            “Well then it’s not much of a replacement, is it?”

    • Hfar

      Dead Ryoushi is just so inconsiderate, isn’t he?

      • http://www.nn4b.com suburban_samurai

        More or less so than living Ryoushi?

        • Hfar

          Naw, just different. He’s a lot more “passive” aggressive for one thing.

  • charles81

    Tadashi: “TADA!”
    Genchu: “SHI-!”

    • http://www.nn4b.com suburban_samurai

      EGON!

  • IDPounder

    You know a villain’s a badass if he shows up with his own soundtrack.

    • Sunwu

      you think Tadashii likes dubstep or techno house music?

      • IDPounder

        Tadashi is most definitely into Wagner.

        • reynard61

          I’m gonna just leave this here…

          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=epnKO1NEzto

          • IDPounder

            Damn I loves me some Wagner. Nice link!

          • reynard61

            Thanks. I thought it a bit more appropriate than that clich√©d old war-horse “The Ride of the Valkyries”.

      • http://www.nn4b.com suburban_samurai

        I think Yori’s super into dubstep. WUB WUB. Ken’s into metal, Cho’s into jazz, and Ina’s into pop. Wait, is that too cliche?

        • charles81

          Yeah, I picture Ken being more into classic music such as Gagaku or Bugaku, much like his contrasting love for Kabuki plays, although he likely would tend towards the more tragic songs and dance.

        • KungFuKlobber

          Yori’s into power ballads.

    • KungFuKlobber

      I’m now imagining “DOOM” being the first horn blast of Inception’s main theme.

      • http://www.nn4b.com suburban_samurai

        That’s more like HRROOOONNNGK.

        • Mike

          I agree with That Guy With The Glasses, kind of a BWOWM!

    • http://www.nn4b.com suburban_samurai

      Does DOOM constitute as a soundtrack? It’s more like a timpani roll or some such. Not exactly the Imperial March!

  • Sunwu

    Genchu: Jokes on you Tadashii!!! I’m going die of hypothermia in less 10 mi-!

    • http://www.nn4b.com suburban_samurai

      Maybe Tadashii will embrace him in a warm manly hug and prevent such tragedy!

      • Sunwu

        Nnfb anime highschool tv show would be a hit!!

  • Mike

    That is the sound effect of hope! Genchu will live.

    • http://www.nn4b.com suburban_samurai

      How…counter intuitive.

      • Mike

        Tadashi likes to keep people on their toes that way.

  • Hfar

    Tadashii: “You ruined my tea time.”

    I’m sorry I can’t come to Matsuricon. Central Ohio is a little out of the way for this Californian.

    • http://www.nn4b.com suburban_samurai

      Genchu: Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there! (Ryoushi magically reanimates and they’re all transported to the Bahamas)
      —-
      We’ll be pretty disappointed if you’re not there, but the show must go on!

      • Hfar

        Outside the dawn is breaking,
        on the stage that holds our final destiny?

    • KungFuKlobber

      Yeah, Ohio is just too Hfar away from here.

  • Scott Henry

    Who is Tadashi again?

    • KungFuKlobber

      One of the original four Demons of Sorrow, who values his oath of loyalty to his daimyo above all else. Yorikiro was off training with him when Genchu tried to assassinate Hirotomo to save the Daisuke clan (shortly before the current flashback). He may very well be the next Demon that will attack Yori. See the Characters page under the “About” tab at the top of the screen for more. (The portraits are alphabetical; he’s near the bottom just after Suzuka. Get some names under those, Joe & Alex!)

      • Scott Henry

        So why doesnt he have some stupid costume then?

        • Eric

          If you’re enough of a bad-ass you don’t need a stupid costume.
          Ken, Cho, the Wu-Tang monk bros, Yori when he’s not pathetic, Yori’s dad, all good examples.
          It’s the wanna-be types that go with the silly costumes. I guess they figure that’s the first step in convincing themselves that they’re, “really a bad-ass fighter.”
          You know, the whole thing where their life-coach has them get up in front of a mirror each morning and repeat aloud, “Only a real bad-ass (samurai, ninja, pirate, cupcake, etc) could look this bad. Who’s bad? That right, I’M bad!”

        • http://www.nn4b.com suburban_samurai

          The Demons of Sorrow don’t have stupid costumes, that’s their casual wear! Going to the market? Gotta put on my blood red armor! Going to the gym? Need to don my green eye patch.

      • http://www.nn4b.com suburban_samurai

        You’re right! I’m gonna bug Joe about names.

  • Neska

    Luckily for Genchu, Tadashii seems like the honorable type: he’s not gonna finish off a half-dead opponent, even if it’s someone he’s been ordered to kill, he’ll give him his sword back and give him a chance to live and recover so that they can have a proper duel later.

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