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UPDATE: I said there would not be an update on 3/6, and there was not! But because of several personal events occurring this month (family visiting, and now a vacation that I did not properly plan ahead for, general lack of free time),  I’m in a position where I’ve run out of time to properly complete the next page and get it to Cole for coloring! So, re-evaluating my schedule, it’s going to take a lot of stress off my shoulders to push the comic into a three week hiatus. I know that kinda stinks because the story is about to go into wrap-up mode, but we will be back at the end of March, 3/30, and move into the conclusion of NN4B!


Looks like all the villains have been killed and/or redeemed! I think we’re fresh outta bad guys, everyone.

Just a heads up that there will not be an update next week!

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  • Hfar

    “Lay down your arms! These are not our enemies!”
    “Even the fat ninja guy?”
    “Especially the fat ninja guy!”

    • Minando

      ‘But he’s fat! And a ninja! He must be extremely dangerous!’
      ‘What? Why?’
      ‘Because he’s a fat ninja *who is still alive*!’

  • IDPounder

    In the end, Nataku was right. Eijro found a problem in his way, eliminated it, and is now the daimyo. Winning!

    • Killiak

      He thought he didn’t have a shot at it, but he got what he aimed for!

      • Nos Rin aka CTCO

        boooooooooooo, okay actually that was pretty good.

    • themadpsychologist

      Heh. I wonder what happens to Nataku now. The poor sap has no idea.

      • Turul

        He’ll be reincarnated as an ant, then Yumiko steps on him.

        ETA: Hm. Actually, he can be reincarnated as a millipede instead, so Yumiko and Ken both have room to step on him.

        • themadpsychologist

          Nuts. I somehow forgot Nataku was already dead. But, as you point out, there’s no reason in this setting that he can’t die twice.

  • leavescat

    There will not be an update next week because the comic is over! Nothing left to see here!

  • Crestlinger

    Heheh poor fool. You thought the wife was bad living?! Wait till you can’t ever escape Anywhere in the afterlife and she’s had This long to stew on matters.

    • Hfar

      “You put our sons through WHAT?!!”

      • Minando

        You chose your avatar for this, admit it :-)

        • Hfar

          Nope! Ask anyone here and they’ll attest I’ve had this avatar for years. Just got lucky this time.

  • foducool

    talk about a hostile takeover

  • ShadeTail

    Gee, all out of bad guys? I guess that means a certain sub-plot involving a certain character named after a certain Keanu Reeves movie will go forever unanswered…

    Oh, and we no longer have to worry about that prophecy re: The End Of The World. That’s a relief.


    • Major Tom

      In the last panel of the last comic, we see Cho entering a bar where there just happens to be the other two guys in the prophecy.

    • Tim “Azur3flame” Eldred

      Perhaps only the end of the world, as they know it.

      Matrix led them to this, question is how things will be seen through.

      • themadpsychologist

        Yeah, my bet is on the webcomic ending.

  • Turul

    Easy to promise for Yori. It’s hardly like he could find a way to bring his clan less honour than his dad.

  • clogboy

    Sez the guy who shot the Daimyo…

  • Sunwu

    Ejiro: Those guys over there are, especially Tanaka he knows what he did.

    • themadpsychologist

      Tanaka is dead, and was in the Senshin clan. Do you mean Nataku?

      • Sunwu

        Nah, as I understand it Tanaka is the John smith of names in Japan

        • themadpsychologist

          Oh, I see. I thought you were referring to a specific character.

  • Minando

    Sometimes I forget that in times past killing your old dad was a legit career move.
    So, everyone is okay with that.

  • clogboy

    Little did we know: this was just the prologue. :)
    Kinda hoped there was a painting for Hirotomo’s death, just like with the DoS. Not because he was evil, but because he was a significant character.

    • 627235

      Chapter one starts in two weeks.

  • Kid Chaos

    Damn, talk about Famous Last Words… 🙄

    • Minando

      Okay, that’s a little bit extreme :-)

  • Major Tom

    And now comes the revelation of a coup against Eijiro because of course nobody’s going to respect the title of Daimyo on someone who shoots their own Dad in the back like a coward.

  • Archangel

    Let’s face it: Ei-kun will make a much better Daimyo than Yori-kun. No reason that big brother can’t be his Daimyo’s strong right hand, though.

  • Amafabee

    “These are not our enemies, but the angry dude with the giant sword shouting obscenities and killing all of our vassals right outside probably is. Maybe 70/30 odds.”

    • Tim “Azur3flame” Eldred

      Not killing, “distracting”. Ken can’t promise they’ll be uninjured – gotta make the threat believable – but killing is probably off the table.

      • IDPounder

        Kadoosh really knows no off-speed. It’s either ‘kadoosh’ and death, or nothing at all.

  • Brandenfascher

    So!…. Who won the bet? Matrix or Lex?

    • Kid Chaos

      Matrix was betting on Yori to survive, so I think she wins. 😎

  • SlugFiller

    So Hirotomo got killed by his son, who then became the new Daimyo. Keikaku doori!

  • Dreadogastus

    I have not read this story in YEARS!! And I come back to THIS page!! You know what this means don’t ya’? Deep archive dive.

    • suburban_samurai

      Welcome back! You’re just in time for the wrap up!

  • clogboy

    Oh no, hi-8-us! Hi-haters gonna hate XD

    …Let’s talk about Alita, I guess?

  • Seekis

    This cannot be the end..!? what about the matrix guys? that plothole hasn’t been addressed

  • Kid Chaos

    “And I am right, and you are right, and all is right as right can be… ”

  • Frank Royce Harr

    It’s time for the aunty-climax!

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