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I know you’re all thinking “why is Tadashii standing shirtless in a forest with that creepy Honou-ko sneaking up behind him?” I assure it’s nothing weird probably!

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  • Kid Chaos

    Training! 👺

  • Ido Jeorchim-Litman

    Why is this linked 3535?

    • Znayx

      Yeah, did you time travel?

      In all seriousness, will the URL change? Will it get 404’d with a fix to the proper URL number?

    • suburban_samurai

      Cause I borked it up. But it’s fixed now!

  • J Rendleman

    nothing weird…so he’s committing seppuku?

    • Turul

      Yes, an ordinary day in the life of an ordinary samurai.

  • KungFuKlobber

    I dunno. But dude is RIPPED. That is not a regular-sized person neck.

    • Arkone Axon

      Martial arts is literally the man’s lifestyle, his career. That’s a man who is ready to, at any given moment, put on heavy armor made of laquered bamboo and steel, strap on a pair of swords AND arrowbox AND bow AND halberd or spear, then jump onto a horse in a single bound (as if all that gear weighed nothing at all) and charge into battle… and stay there in the fight for the entire day, if necessary.

      Being ripped is one of requirements of the job.

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    • suburban_samurai

      Every samurai needs a little bamboo forest in his life.

  • Hfar

    Honou-ko: “For betraying our liege lord, you will not be asked to take your life. Instead, you will be asked to sacrifice something even greater.” *unfolds razor* “You must sacrifice…your mustache.”

    • Not Real

      You know fair well that that no razor can cut something as masculine as Genchu’s beard.

  • Not Real

    Flashback within a flashback?

    You’d better hope Christopher Nolan doesn’t get a hold of this webcomic.

    • Bree


  • endplanets

    So he is still loyal to his Lord.

    You know,
    from a certain point of view.

    • clogboy

      Oh, like that samurai dude is in The Last Samurai. Also: Samurai. :)
      I like that second-to-last panel. It’s like saying, know that I can beat your b!tch ass any day of the week and twice on Sundays.

  • Turul

    I like it that Genchu and Tadashi have now both flashed back to that same moment (assuming that was Tadashi’s flashback). Everybody gets to have their share of melodrama!

  • Xinef

    Isn’t it obvious? He’s shirtless because it’s hot, and in a bamboo forest, because these look epic. And also taste good if you’re a panda. *badum tish* Mystery solved!

  • Flaming Squirrel

    “Oh, I’m sorry, was I monologuing to my memories again?”
    “My apologies. These flashbacks are quite distracting. I’ll go back inside now.”
    “Yes, yes, and I’ll put my shirt on.”

    • suburban_samurai

      Honou-ko is like NN4B’s Chewbacca. How does everyone understand him?

      • Flaming Squirrel

        btw, how do you pronounce that? I’ve been saying Ho-No-Ko, but I guess it could be Ho-New-Oh- Ko, or just Ho-New-Ko.

        • suburban_samurai

          Ho-noh-koh. Nothin’ special!

        • KungFuKlobber


        • Xinef

          I just pronounce it Honou-ko.

  • leavescat

    I don’t think you can put “assure” and “probably” in the same sentence like that.

  • Sunwu

    Honou-ko: Tadashi, bro, please come back to bed I made some waffles and miso soup….

  • Kid Chaos

    Tadashi is training! 😎

  • multilis

    “why is Tadashii standing shirtless”…

    best fight scene of all time goes shirtless

    • Xinef

      How about the bester (or probably the bestest) fighting scene?

      • suburban_samurai

        I’m embarrassed at how many times I’ve seen Kung Pow.

    • suburban_samurai

      This is the most perfectly executed piece of martial arts cinema ever created.

      • Kid Chaos

        It’s nothing compared to “Crouching Tadashi, Hidden Honou-ko”; coming soon to a webcomic near you! 😎

  • clogboy

    I’m thinking more like ‘why’s the page not up’… 😉
    Pretty sure there’s a good reason for it, and that I’m just up early watching this as a European fan.

  • darkfalcon3274

    Wow, this doesn’t sound ANYTHING like “FISH AIN’T BREAKFAST”…

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