As I understand it, punny names like that are actually pretty common in manga, we just lack a language skills to understand the pun. For example, 'Naruto' is a ramen topping.
I think in this case, though, Kishi was just playing homage to Toriyama, who oh-so-loved his food puns.
^ And Naruto being named after a ramen topping is later semi-Justified: his parents took the name from a character in one of Jiraiya's books, which Jiraiya admits is just some stupid thing he settled on while eating some ramen.
And, for me, PCP will always be the substance street gangs take to turn into vampires.
"It takes an idiot to do cool things, that's why it's cool" - Haruhara Haruko
Pwahaha. Remember how we were talking about hot-blooded girls in anime in the sexism thread?
If that's not hot-blooded, I don't know what is. And the next page with Niizuma is epic as well.
"This is just the sort of passion I need!"
My thoughts exactly.
Also, Crowning Momentof Heartwarming at the end.
I begin to suspect that Iwase and Niizuma are met with separately because the editors fear that any joint meeting would result in them shouting at the top of their lungs at each other until their throats are raw, then Destructo-Nookie, and deadlines would get missed.
Ah ah, I always wondered about that. On one hand we have Takagi and Mashiro stuck to each other at the hip. On the other we have an author and mangaka team that NEVER seems to meet. I can't remember how Aoki and Nakai used to work on Hideout Door, but my impression was they met fairly often? (Though that might have just been Nakai trying to get close to her?)
In b4 Paedo Bear reaction shot I mean look at takagi's eyes...
On Iwase's Hot Blood... it's the wrong kind of hot blood, the Vegeta kind... see the Dragon Ball entry in the Hot Blood page for what I mean... Contrast with Niizuma's, which is the right, compelling, contagious sort...
And yeah, don't get them together or the building might collapse...
The graveyard scene... is it sunset or sunrise? I can only suuggest one song for this chapter:
I think it's sunset. They were waiting for the assistants to arrive at 4:30, then Hattori got there before them. So presumably it's late afternoon/sunset.
I hate to be all weepy and stuff, but that was definitely a Crowning Moment of Heartwarming....I'm getting serious WAFF vibes.
Meh. Doesn't sound like my type of manga. And everyone goes on and one about how epic Gurren Lagann is, but I have no interest in mecha or pure fighting series, so I've been deliberating on whether to start that or not. Though I adored Code Geass (except for the goddamn Euphinator incident).
But ANYWAYS. I adore Hattori so much. I love the panel where he's trembling and happily holding out the beans and rice and whatever.