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!
Why is this linked 3535?
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?
Cause I borked it up. But it’s fixed now!
nothing weird…so he’s committing seppuku?
Yes, an ordinary day in the life of an ordinary samurai.
I dunno. But dude is RIPPED. That is not a regular-sized person neck.
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.
BAMBOO FOREST SWORD FIGHT!
Every samurai needs a little bamboo forest in his life.
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.”
You know fair well that that no razor can cut something as masculine as Genchu’s beard.
Flashback within a flashback?
You’d better hope Christopher Nolan doesn’t get a hold of this webcomic.
So he is still loyal to his Lord.
from a certain point of view.
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.
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!
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!
“BURN DESTROY KILL MAIM SLICE FIGHT?”
“Oh, I’m sorry, was I monologuing to my memories again?”
“CUT SLICE HACK BURN KILL.”
“My apologies. These flashbacks are quite distracting. I’ll go back inside now.”
“STAB CUT BURN FIRE DESTROY MAIM KILL!”
“Yes, yes, and I’ll put my shirt on.”
Honou-ko is like NN4B’s Chewbacca. How does everyone understand him?
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.
Ho-noh-koh. Nothin’ special!
I just pronounce it Honou-ko.
I don’t think you can put “assure” and “probably” in the same sentence like that.
Honou-ko: Tadashi, bro, please come back to bed I made some waffles and miso soup….
Tadashi is training! 😎
“why is Tadashii standing shirtless”…
best fight scene of all time goes shirtless
How about the bester (or probably the bestest) fighting scene?
I’m embarrassed at how many times I’ve seen Kung Pow.
This is the most perfectly executed piece of martial arts cinema ever created.
It’s nothing compared to “Crouching Tadashi, Hidden Honou-ko”; coming soon to a webcomic near you! 😎
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.