makeste: [a shark with a beach ball on its nose] (A vow unto his own)
makeste ([personal profile] makeste) wrote2011-03-20 02:57 pm

ITP: lulz.

Yes, lulz. Which is somewhat surprising given that we are entering the climactic final battle between our hero and his former friend turned bitter enemy, but KHR always did like to fly in the face of convention like that. Making a mockery of our expectations.


1. Enma's flames must look so cool when animated. It really depresses me that in the wake of the earthquake disaster, I can easily see at least half the events of this chapter (if not the entire arc) getting retconned once KHR Brotherhood comes out. :(

Anyway, the Obvious Brigade strikes again with the devastating observation that since Enma's flames are bursting out of this castle like popcorn that's been in the microwave too long, that means Enma is most likely in there. Just in case the fact that Nuts is magnetically attracted to the castle and also it's a GODDAMN UNDERGROUND CASTLE weren't enough to clue us in. Also it sure is a good thing Yamamoto has returned to us and is there to shout "LET'S GO, TSUNA", otherwise we might have been standing outside there all day.


2. Two seconds later they have gotten themselves hopelessly lost because this chapter is out to prove once and for all that in shounen manga evolution works backwards and our heroes are only getting dumber as the time wears on. For what it's worth, I am so with Lambo on this one--they are in a giant underground castle, and I fully support the notion of abandoning the Hunt for Enma entirely for an hour or so in favor of playing the most awesome game of hide and seek in history. Plus, you never know, they might find Narnia or something. Or the KHR version of Narnia, which was probably ruled by an AU Byakuran at some point or other and is filled with blinged-out centaurs and fauns. (That's right, if you think the lack of an actual Byakuran in this chapter will stop me from making increasingly random and pathetic Byakuran jokes anyway, you came to the wrong Livejournal my friend.)

And as [livejournal.com profile] azartti awesomely pointed out last week, poor Gokudera. You got stuck holding the cow while Reborn abandoned his one-night stand with your shoulder without a second thought. Life's been rough for you lately, hasn't it. :(


3. Oh, it's the heartwarming reunion! ;____;

  • White hair, really? You mean I don't have to strain my mind reaching around corners to find Byakuran references, the manga is still willing to make them for me??
  • OVERWHELMING KILLING INTENT, EH? Well, good luck, I guess, Tsuna! Your boyfriend has been so wholly and completely taken over by his why-aren't-we-calling-this-a-hell-ring-again? ring that he's completely unrecognizable even to your SUPER ASTUTE AND OBSERVANT GUARDIANS. I know you're still super determined to save him and all, though, so I guess we're about to finally find out what really happens when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object.
  • Enma, for you to look this ugly when Amano is clearly going all out with the art quality lately really saddens me.


4. And this page needs a couple more bullet points of its own:

  • "What?! That monster thing over there? That's Enma?? No way! But now that you mention it, oh yeah, it totally is Enma." Gokudera, honey, I am in tears over here sob sob.
  • NUTS IS SO ADORABLE OH MY GOD EVEN THE PURE EVIL INCARNATE THAT IS THE SIMON RING SHOULD HAVE MELTED AND STARTED SPEWING OUT HEART FLAMES AT THE SIGHT OF THAT TOP LEFT PANEL.
  • "ENMA! IT'S ME!" Good, Tsuna, but you appear to have already forgotten the part where Enma is most likely to complete that statement with, "THE SON OF THE MAN WHO KILLED YOUR FAMILY!" So... yeah...


5. Oh, I see, he's launching right into his I-told-you-so speech, and I guess hoping that since Giotto's name has been cleared they can sort of forget/gloss over that whole Iemitsu thing entirely.

Too bad they didn't count on Enma already being so goddamned brainwashed that it doesn't have the slightest effect! IF ONLY THEY HAD LISTENED TO ADELHEID, WHICH MORE PEOPLE SHOULD DO, ALWAYS. Then maybe we wouldn't be scratching our heads here wondering why someone who's clearly not even in the same zip code as his right mind is not listening calmly to words of reason!


6. Teehee, this really is the fluffiest mafia in history. THE CARE BEAR MAFIA. "OUR ONLY HOPE IS TO USE ALL THE POWER WE HAVE TO GET HIM TO UNDERSTAND!" EVERYONE, THAT SENTENCE IS A REAL SENTENCE THAT REALLY CAME OUT OF GOKUDERA'S MOUTH. |D Look at him, all set to go, rolling up his sleeves and everything to do some goddamn JESUSING. Sadly, he's cut off by his boss's gently determined "leave it to me, Enma's going to be fine" face. Does this page make anyone else want to go out and give hugs to random strangers? Just me?

Seriously, though, even Hibari is on his best behavior today. Just look at that! Waiting his turn all patiently... this is truly a world where anything is possible.


7. RAISE YOUR HAND IF YOU ALSO CLICKED ON THIS PAGE, SAW THE PHRASE "IF MY WORDS WON'T REACH YOU..." AND WERE AUTOMATICALLY COMPLETING THAT SENTENCE WITH "THEN I'LL REACH YOU WITH MY FISTS" EVEN BEFORE YOU ACTUALLY SCROLLED DOWN TO CONFIRM IT.

ALL RIGHT, AND I'M JUST GOING TO ASSUME THAT ALL THE HANDS WERE RAISED.


8. Whoa, what.

Ouch. XD Well, sucks to be Tsuna, but I'm delighted to have Reborn finally confirm what we've been casually assuming to be canon fact for close to a year now. Gravity flames! ENMA'S POWER IS THE COOLEST POWER, I just have to say that right now. Best flame ever. \o\ \o/ /o/

"That sphere has as much gravity as a star." HAHA, WHAT? FUCKING SERIOUSLY? TAKE THAT, NEWTON, SHOUNEN PHYSICS LAUGHS IN YOUR GODDAMN FACE.

I never know what the fuck is going on in KHR, but I love it. ._.


9. "A black hole!" "Wha?!" I know, right??


10. "That's right. Even getting pulled in just once would mean the end." So I can only assume this chapter ends with Tsuna getting pulled into the black hole, then.

Oh. Or that.

Cambio Forma! So we finally get to see Tsuna's full VG in action! While it's not quite the cliffhanger I would have hoped for, what it lacks in oomph it makes up for in lulz potential. I for one am going to enjoy spending the next two weeks speculating over what kind of new battle outfit Tsuna will get, and whether or not it will include some sort of Vongola Version XXXXXXXXXX flaming sequined cape or something.

And Happy Birthday to [livejournal.com profile] theprerogative and [livejournal.com profile] umi_no_suzume! ♥

[identity profile] umi-no-suzume.livejournal.com 2011-03-20 07:23 pm (UTC)(link)
Aaaw thank youuuuu <3

[identity profile] makeste.livejournal.com 2011-03-20 11:37 pm (UTC)(link)
♥ ♥ MAY ALL THE HAPPINESS IN THE WORLD BE YOURS ON THIS SPECIAL DAY.

[identity profile] kat8cha.livejournal.com 2011-03-20 07:26 pm (UTC)(link)
All I can say is-

Wow, if Enma really created all those black holes wouldn't... everything ever be getting sucked in?

(Oh shonen manga, you laugh in the face of real science.)

[identity profile] makeste.livejournal.com 2011-03-20 11:39 pm (UTC)(link)
Wow, if Enma really created all those black holes wouldn't... everything ever be getting sucked in?

Well, clearly not, since as you can see there's like nine of them and everyone is fine and dandy! DON'T UNDERESTIMATE THE VONGOLA.

also, seriously, lol

[identity profile] ojuzu.livejournal.com 2011-03-21 02:24 am (UTC)(link)
Wow, if Enma really created all those black holes wouldn't... everything ever be getting sucked in?

Logic? Science? THE HELL YOU SAY.

[identity profile] escherichiacola.livejournal.com 2011-03-20 07:35 pm (UTC)(link)
Somewhere Stephen Hawking weeps.

(If he wasn't killed by the British health system or something)
Edited 2011-03-20 19:36 (UTC)

[identity profile] makeste.livejournal.com 2011-03-20 11:45 pm (UTC)(link)
I would have thought we'd destroyed his soul long ago, what with the Future Arc making time and space its bitch. BUT YES.

[identity profile] daigranon.livejournal.com 2011-03-20 08:28 pm (UTC)(link)
These always crack me up. The Obvious Bridage... Reborn's one night stand pfff


I agree that more people should listen to Adelheid. But then again, every potential villain in Reborn has turned good, so this arc is so predictable anyway.

[identity profile] makeste.livejournal.com 2011-03-20 11:48 pm (UTC)(link)
Heh, thank you. ♥ And yes, if more people listened to Adelheid the world would be a better place.

And I know I said this about Byakuran before him, and look how that ended up (XD), but I really, really, really can't picture Spade turning to the light side. Just. Does not compute. But maybe that's why this arc has an Enma, so we can have the redemption theme without actually having to redeem him in particular. FINGERS CROSSED.

[identity profile] daigranon.livejournal.com 2011-03-22 01:20 am (UTC)(link)
(Aw, icon &hearts) She's probably one of the most down-to-earth KHR characters there are. Which is why she's quickly gotten rid of >__<

xDD Well..we don't know about Byakuran atm, but I agree about Spade. He's one of the most ultimately evil villains, and certainly 300+ years of mental deterioration and delusion kind of prompts us to think that a heel face turn won't be happening.
Yep, that's Enma's sole purpose! He'll see the light sooner or later xD

[identity profile] elanor-pam.livejournal.com 2011-03-20 09:00 pm (UTC)(link)
http://mangastream.com/read/katekyo_hitman_reborn/78816821/7 last pannel, I actually thought the ellipses balloon was a huge zero. LOL.

Nuts' Cambio Forma: I'm hoping for a shining white armor, paladin style. That, or a magical mafia suit.

[identity profile] makeste.livejournal.com 2011-03-20 11:51 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh my God I did too for a sec! The thing is, I knew that couldn't possibly be right because it made absolutely no sense, but I still spent almost thirty seconds wondering why Amano had tossed a giant number into the foreground there. XD

That, or a magical mafia suit.

Oh my God yes. IF THIS DOESN'T HAPPEN NOW I WILL BE A SAD, SAD PANDA.

[identity profile] elanor-pam.livejournal.com 2011-03-21 02:10 am (UTC)(link)
I just sat there for a while, wondering if the previous chapters had some sort of ominous countdown to justify that hugeass, black, ominous zero there. BUT THAT WAS NO ZERO. *twilight zone theme*

Yeah, the mafia suit would just... kdfahlafhd-- on the other hand, what of the Mantela di Primo? Tsuna was so pimp with it.

Of course, if the cloth from the Mantela was used to sew up the suit, then it's not so bad.

Also, forgot to comment on this, but I'm just not feeling Tsuna's hyper dying will mode here. In all the previous fights, it gave me a warm, cozy feeling of incoming epicness, but this time... I guess he doesn't look cold and unemotional enough :/

[identity profile] mecomptane.livejournal.com 2011-03-20 09:32 pm (UTC)(link)
I want to second [livejournal.com profile] elanor_pam so badly about the mafia suit... but when you mentioned it, my thoughts kind of went something like, "New outfit! Amano likes to point out HOW JAPANESE everyone is! What Japanese outfit has Tsuna worn in the past?!" ...and promptly got to this. Sob.

Keep making Byakuran jokes! You know we will find them increasingly hilarious, no matter how irrelevant! It's the power of Byakuran: no one can resist it. XD

And I thought we already determined that Vongola and contemporaries decided to ignore physics back during the Future Arc? Well, before that, too--Tsuna, ILU, but moving so fast you defy gravity really only works with airplanes. And creatures/structures with actual wings. But black holes! Everyone loves black holes! Kind of like where information about the Arcobaleno (Yama!), Byakuran (Yama again!), and now Cozart, Giotto, Spade and Mukuro has disappeared into! :D

[identity profile] makeste.livejournal.com 2011-03-20 11:56 pm (UTC)(link)
Boy that's going to make things hella awkward what with him flying around all the time when he fights. I SURE HOPE HE REMEMBERS HIS FUNDOSHI.

It's the power of Byakuran: no one can resist it.

That is an amazingly epic slogan and almost makes me want to buy more Byakurans.

And lol, true, KHR and physics have been mortal enemies ever since the ten year bazooka made its first appearance, really. But at least with most of the other stuff we could squint and almost pretend it wasn't there. The black holes, though, that I can't even try to pretend I am watching a serious fight. "If he gets pulled in even one time it would be the end." I just... don't even know how to respond to that sentence. XD (And I am seriously wondering whether it is just a matter of time before he does get pulled in, and yet does miraculously and very much impossibly survive somehow.)

[identity profile] mecomptane.livejournal.com 2011-03-21 01:17 am (UTC)(link)
It would be a return of those halcyon days when he would run around in nothing but boxers! ...plus ridiculously short yukata. But still.

That is an amazingly epic slogan and almost makes me want to buy more Byakurans.

(In the voice of Billy Mays): Even when your favorite Fairy Princess Marshmallow isn't in the latest chapter, you can PRETEND HE IS WITH YOUR VERY OWN BYAKURAN! HE SMILES. HE CREEPS. HE TURNS VEGETABLES INTO MARSHMALLOWS AND MARSHMALLOWS INTO VEGETABLES. HE PLOTS WORLD DOMINATION WITH HIS AU SELVES. AND HE WEARS CROTCH-HIGH BOOTS. WHAT MORE COULD YOU ASK FOR? ALL FOR A LOW, LOW PRICE OF YOUR SANITY AND YOUR WORLD.

Most of the time I do take a second to think about the physics behind things (or potential lack thereof) and say screw it. As you said, though, it's going to be sort of hard to do with the black holes.... Maybe if we follow scifi plotline and assume that getting sucked into a black hole doesn't, in fact, squish/rip you into tiny infinitely small bits and pieces, but instead sends you to an alternate reality/halfway across the universe? Look, a way to get more Byakuran in your diet! Doctors recommend you get at least one Baykuran a day, you know.

...I need a Byakuran icon, sob.

[identity profile] chuuni.livejournal.com 2011-03-21 12:53 am (UTC)(link)
I was laughing at crying and cooing in this chapter and it isn't even funny sob sob sob.

Laughing:
OBVIOUS BRIGADE I've missed you guys so. Also Hibari. Why is he just so hilarious nowadays I can't even.
And the physics, let's not be serious here I bet the powers are just a metaphor for the real thing, well, a very literal metaphor.

Cooing:
Nuts. EVERYTHING ABOUT NUTS.

Crying:
Just about everything else oh my god what is going to happen with my shotaboss babies. But I adored that Tsuna was all like STAND ASIDE Y'ALL ONLY I CAN HELP ENMA.

[identity profile] makeste.livejournal.com 2011-03-23 12:05 am (UTC)(link)
It certainly was very laugh, cry, and coo-worthy so I don't blame you!

Hibari seems to have joined the ranks of the topped-by-Tsuna troop nowadays and he isn't even really trying to fight it at this point. He only makes the occasional comment in passing to remind us that while he is letting Tsuna call all of the shots, he is doing so reluctantly. It's adorable.

And I can't think of any good metaphors for black holes so I'm not sure that bodes too well for Enma. XD

Nuts. EVERYTHING ABOUT NUTS.

I file this under both laughing and cooing. XD

Sob I only hope this battle doesn't get too ridiculous, because the relationship between Tsuna and Enma has gotten enough development to have earned a decent climax, I like to think. Hopefully once they get the black holes and "REACH YOU WITH MY FIST" stuff out of the way there'll be at least a little more genuine character development to be had.

[identity profile] ojuzu.livejournal.com 2011-03-21 02:52 am (UTC)(link)
IF MY WORDS WON'T REACH YOU . . . THEN I'LL REACH YOU WITH MY FISTS is the most ridiculously shounen phrase in the world. I think every series in Shounen Jump (except Claymore, maybe?) can be summed up with that. Even Hikaru no Go.

"That sphere has as much gravity as a star." Reborn doesn't know much about physics, does he.

Teehee, this really is the fluffiest mafia in history. THE CARE BEAR MAFIA. "OUR ONLY HOPE IS TO USE ALL THE POWER WE HAVE TO GET HIM TO UNDERSTAND!" EVERYONE, THAT SENTENCE IS A REAL SENTENCE THAT REALLY CAME OUT OF GOKUDERA'S MOUTH. |D Look at him, all set to go, rolling up his sleeves and everything to do some goddamn JESUSING. Sadly, he's cut off by his boss's gently determined "leave it to me, Enma's going to be fine" face. Does this page make anyone else want to go out and give hugs to random strangers? Just me?

Copypasta-ing that entire paragraph for truth. Oh Gokudera, I remember when you were an angry young man out to blow up the world. Now look at you, all grown up and wanting to jesus the shit out of your opponents. <3

*cough* And excuse me, when you said 'Care Bear Mafia', I think what you really meant was MY LITTLE PONY: FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC MAFIA. In which everyone is adorable ponies who run the underworld with KINDNESS and LOVE and MAGIC and ESSAYS ABOUT FRIENDSHIP BLACK MARKET DEALINGS.

I hope Tsuna either gets a) a Magical Mafia Suit of amazing (plus or minus flaming sequined cape), or b) a ridiculous hat. Either way, PINSTRIPES. |D

[identity profile] makeste.livejournal.com 2011-03-23 12:57 am (UTC)(link)
The key thing that makes shounen shounen is that despite them always saying that, they always use both words and fists. It is not just punching, it is punching and lecturing. THE PUNCHING AND LECTURING AT THE SAME TIME IS KEY.

Reborn doesn't know much about physics, does he.

In his defense, he probably went to that same mafia school as Dino and Squalo where the emphasis was less on physics and more on guns and sharks.

Oh Gokudera, I remember when you were an angry young man out to blow up the world. Now look at you, all grown up and wanting to jesus the shit out of your opponents. <3

I know, right? Eventually I'll probably stop feeling so delighted and warm and fuzzy whenever he does this and just start taking it for granted. Maybe. But right now I'm still in the stage where I celebrate every second of it.

I think what you really meant was MY LITTLE PONY: FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC MAFIA.

Are you certain you really want to travel down this road?



ARE YOU CERTAIN?

[identity profile] ojuzu.livejournal.com 2011-03-23 01:15 am (UTC)(link)
I hope you know that I'm now picturing Tsuna shouting "ENMA, HOW COULD YOU?!" and punching him in the face. After Enma re-opens Yamamoto's wounds or something like that.

the emphasis was less on physics and more on guns and sharks.

I find myself more and more glad that Gokudera apparently went to the mafia school of Read All The Sci-Fi.


YES. VERY CERTAIN.

Enma is totally Nightmare Moon. And Xanxus is some kind of angry teenage dragon. Tsuna is Fluttershy! Yamamoto is definitely Pinkie Pie, y/y?

Is KHR really a mafia related story?

(Anonymous) 2011-03-21 05:11 am (UTC)(link)
are you sure KHR revolves the mafia? flames, weapons upgrades and now stars/blackholes? WHA-? KHR should be renamed as 'KHR - Galaxy Pretty Boys'
And I agree with you. the art quality is faltering.

Recently, KHR has been derailing quite a bit for me and my 100% attention on KHR in the past has dwindled to 50%. Damn Amano! Pick up the slack! My loyalties & attention are currently directed towards Madoka magica ;P

phppsmss

Re: Is KHR really a mafia related story?

[identity profile] makeste.livejournal.com 2011-03-23 01:05 am (UTC)(link)
are you sure KHR revolves the mafia?

Not by any means!

KHR should be renamed as 'KHR - Galaxy Pretty Boys'

Oh my god I would read the shit out of that. I can't see any possible downside to that plan. Someone should actually pitch that to her. XD

Recently, KHR has been derailing quite a bit for me and my 100% attention on KHR in the past has dwindled to 50%.

Yama fights, Primo flashbacks, and the hilariously over the top plans of Spadely Whiplash aside, I have to admit even I haven't been quite as into the manga recently. Still, I'm in it for the lulz and character development, so as long as Amano keeps those two things coming I'll keep right on reading.

[identity profile] ekmisao.livejournal.com 2011-03-21 10:57 am (UTC)(link)
What got me laughing was how IMMENSELY CALM the sensei is in all this. Not even BLACK HOLES will faze Signor the greatest hitman in mafia history.

[identity profile] makeste.livejournal.com 2011-03-24 01:14 am (UTC)(link)
It is amazing the poker face that man's got. Although expected, by this point. Now what would really get me laughing at him is if there ever comes a time where he isn't immensely calm about random black holes and shit, and is instead like "OH SHIT WHAT!" Sadly I don't think this ever will happen, except on the almost-so-slim-as-to-be-nonexistent chance that he has some old Adelheidish ex-girlfriend that topped him somehow (even more than Luce), and she suddenly pops up again one day. There is really no possibility of this ever happening ever but that won't stop me from wishing. WITHOUT HOPE, WE HAVE NOTHING.
Edited 2011-03-24 01:14 (UTC)

[identity profile] amcw177.livejournal.com 2011-03-21 11:58 am (UTC)(link)
I'm thinking the only winners in this are the black holes. They will suck each other in until there is nothing left and somewhere in Nirvana Vindice will sit, sulking, holding that one last piece of Primo/Cozart evidence and being all 'Man, what do we do with this now?'. And then they'll try to eat it or something.

THE END. LOL

[identity profile] makeste.livejournal.com 2011-03-24 01:26 am (UTC)(link)
And then they'll try to eat it or something.

Just so you know, this made me crack up so hard my sides are still hurting. XD

[identity profile] amcw177.livejournal.com 2011-03-24 08:58 am (UTC)(link)


;D

[identity profile] storm-obsession.livejournal.com 2011-03-21 02:30 pm (UTC)(link)
Well, the old one was just a cape. Now, the new gear will be a cape....
...with a HOOD. Because hoods are in fashion now.

[identity profile] makeste.livejournal.com 2011-03-24 01:26 am (UTC)(link)
TSUNA'S NEW POWER IS THAT IF IT RAINS NOW THE RAIN WON'T PUT HIS DYING WILL OUT!




HOORAY!

[identity profile] storm-obsession.livejournal.com 2011-03-24 11:46 am (UTC)(link)
That's not a new power! We've already discovered in the future arc that he can go swimming with the Moscas with his flame still on! :D

[identity profile] metisket.livejournal.com 2011-03-21 10:35 pm (UTC)(link)
Wow, KHR. At the best of times you have to stop occasionally and say, "What the hell am I reading?" but...black holes.

BLACK HOLES.

What the HELL am I reading? XD XD XD I had to take a moment to laugh until I cried at that one.

OTHER THAN THAT, Tsuna is getting really ridiculously adorable. *firm approval* And please, please sequins. Oh please, Amano. XD

[identity profile] makeste.livejournal.com 2011-03-24 01:32 am (UTC)(link)
Sometimes, when I have nothing better to do, I sit around wondering how Amano is ever going to possibly top a villain with all the knowledge from all the universes, and a villain who can snap his fingers and create half a dozen spheres with THE GRAVITY OF A FUCKING STAR APPARENTLY. There's just no beating that!

...Now just watch as the next arc's villain somehow does end up being something more horrific, like an evil mafia clown with the power to suck people's souls in or something.

OTHER THAN THAT, Tsuna is getting really ridiculously adorable.

HE IS. I find myself wanting to both coo and applaud at like half his panels nowadays. That boy is really something.

[identity profile] windgoddess688.livejournal.com 2011-03-22 12:15 am (UTC)(link)
good lord it's true..."if my words won't reach you......" ah... shounen...always going below and beyond my expectations for breaking stereotypes... XD

SEQUINS. YES PLEASE AND THANK YOUS....ACTUALLY WE CAN DO BETTER THAN SEQUINS. LET'S DO DIAMONDS! AND EVEN MORE FORM FITTING CLOTHES

since i did a happy splurge on reading 5 chapters...when i read how Yamamoto saw Byakuran and thought of him as "refreshing" i immediately completed that sentence in my head with "like a spring breeze?" orz

[identity profile] makeste.livejournal.com 2011-03-24 01:40 am (UTC)(link)
Doesn't look like we'll be getting away from those stereotypes anytime soon, either, what with next week featuring a BRAND NEW POWERUP! and all. I bet you Tsuna will spend half the chapter making a speech about never giving up, and then finish it off by spending the next fifteen chapters charging his new attack before he finally blasts Enma. oh lord please no. XD Thankfully that's one cliche KHR usually does avoid.

ACTUALLY WE CAN DO BETTER THAN SEQUINS. LET'S DO DIAMONDS! AND EVEN MORE FORM FITTING CLOTHES

A BRAND NEW MAFIA SUIT WITH DIAMOND-STUDDED PINSTRIPES AND REALLY TIGHT AROUND THE CROTCH AREA??

And omg Matt Engarde reference. You win forever. *BOWS*

[identity profile] demoerin.livejournal.com 2011-03-22 04:13 pm (UTC)(link)
*raises hand* In my head I said "I will reach you with my fist", but what came out of my mouth was more like "Waarhghgble!!" It's such a cliché. There must be a list of stock phrases that Shounen Jump mangaka get handed once they've signed the contract.

I never know what the fuck is going on in KHR, but I love it. ._.
Quoted for truth.

While it's not quite the cliffhanger I would have hoped for, what it lacks in oomph it makes up for in lulz potential.
That cape was hilarious, wasn't it? I still want to know what Giotto was thinking when it came to that. Tsuna's following in Great Granddad's footsteps, but Giotto thought a weaponised cape was a good idea all on his own. No wonder Cozart left him, and G spends all his time looking like he's thinking about Giotto getting punched in the face.

[identity profile] makeste.livejournal.com 2011-03-24 01:45 am (UTC)(link)
It's not too bad though, I suppose. Lord knows Western comics have their own long list of cliche phrases. At least the shounen ones come with that added little bit of nostalgic charm built in.

To this day I will never be able to take the cape even remotely seriously. Giotto was clearly never introduced to the logic of The Incredibles.

No wonder Cozart left him, and G spends all his time looking like he's thinking about Giotto getting punched in the face.

I just got this image of them trying to have a threesome, but then Giotto shows up with the cape on and G and Cozart just look at him and then look at each other and shake their heads and walk off, mood totally killed.