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 376 Clarste, Wed, 23rd Jun '10 9:58:25 AM Relationship Status: Non-Canon
Three Steps
PCP is probably much more memorable in Japanese than Paafekuto Kuraimu Paatii or a bland Japanese name would be. It has... impact I guess? It just sort of stands out visually.

Not Actually Indie
When I hear "PCP, " this is invariably what comes to mind.
...eventually, we will reach a maximum entropy state where nobody has their own socks or underwear, or knows who to ask to get them back.
Jesus as in Revelations
As a martial artist, I expected that of you. That thing makes defeat by pain impossible, and only disabling on KO-in works.

edited 23rd Jun '10 10:02:23 AM by RawPower

I think PCP is an awesome name, but makes me think something more along the lines of a drug conspiracy story.
 380 Gilphon, Wed, 23rd Jun '10 11:21:57 AM from The Third Sound Relationship Status: Having tea with Cthulhu
Scum
Also, the names were just too implausible for me to take seriously. I mean, what are the chances of two people's names completely fitting together like that?

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.

edited 23rd Jun '10 11:22:14 AM by Gilphon

"Canada Day is over, and now begins the endless dark of the Canada Night."
 381 Clarste, Wed, 23rd Jun '10 11:24:06 AM Relationship Status: Non-Canon
Three Steps
Or Flame of Recca where all the main characters' names contain a reference to their specific Elemental Powers.

 382 Daremo, Wed, 23rd Jun '10 1:20:12 PM from Parts Unknown Relationship Status: If it's you, it's okay
The Pervert King
Or Maison Ikkoku, where all the character names were based on the number of the room they occupied, or some other number if they didn't live at Ikkoku. It's really dead common.

edited 23rd Jun '10 1:20:35 PM by Daremo

Sometimes the question is not, "Am I being misanthropic?" but rather, "Am I being misanthropic enough?"
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.
Raven Wilder
^ 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
 385 Neo Crimson, Thu, 24th Jun '10 4:17:16 PM from behind your lines.
Your army sucks.
PCP is literally one letter away from SCP. >_>
Sorry, I can't hear you from my FLYING METAL BOX!
 386 Arilou, Thu, 24th Jun '10 4:25:53 PM from Quasispace
Taller than Zim
It's not as if Stan Lee was any better at it. We have a Steven Ulysses Perhero trope after all...
"No, the Singularity will not happen. Computation is hard." -Happy Ent
Stan Lee also had a problem with drug names. Mary Jane, anyone?
 388 Anarchy, Fri, 25th Jun '10 3:09:06 AM from Perak, Malaysia
just a medicine seller
Pwahaha. Remember how we were talking about hot-blooded girls in anime in the sexism thread?

http://www.onemanga.com/Bakuman/91/13/

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.

edited 25th Jun '10 3:09:49 AM by Anarchy

 389 SKJAM, Fri, 25th Jun '10 6:56:38 AM from Minneapolis Relationship Status: Cast away
Great and Powerful
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.
 390 Anarchy, Fri, 25th Jun '10 7:07:44 AM from Perak, Malaysia
just a medicine seller
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?)

 391 Gilphon, Fri, 25th Jun '10 9:29:28 AM from The Third Sound Relationship Status: Having tea with Cthulhu
Scum
SKJAM, your comment amuses me. And you're probably right at that.
"Canada Day is over, and now begins the endless dark of the Canada Night."
Jesus as in Revelations
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 have a hard time believing Hokuto No Ken used to be so popular...

edited 25th Jun '10 10:33:58 AM by RawPower

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.
 394 Anarchy, Fri, 25th Jun '10 12:10:14 PM from Perak, Malaysia
just a medicine seller
Ah yes, about Hokuto no Ken. I tried to read it, but the art style and content turned me off completely.

Jesus as in Revelations
While the art is one of the best of its era and considerably raised the standards of Manga, the Values Dissonance is very off-putting, unless you take it as a parody... think Might Guy and Rock Lee
 396 Neo Crimson, Fri, 25th Jun '10 3:07:11 PM from behind your lines.
Your army sucks.
I liked Fist of the North Star alot, its sheer ridiculousness was part of the appeal.

Though Kenshiro was a total Boring Invincible Hero.
Sorry, I can't hear you from my FLYING METAL BOX!
Jesus as in Revelations
You throw a column at him, the column breaks like it was made of... even carboard is more resistant that that! And what about torque and momentum? At least he should lose his balance!
 398 Neo Crimson, Fri, 25th Jun '10 4:05:37 PM from behind your lines.
Your army sucks.
This is the same manga where the guy makes people's heads explode via essentially acupuncture. Realism was throw out the friggin window in chapter 1.

That's like complaining about the physics of Gurren Lagann.

edited 25th Jun '10 4:06:44 PM by Neo_Crimson

Sorry, I can't hear you from my FLYING METAL BOX!
Jesus as in Revelations
Which were utterly destroyed from pretty much the very first insant... Even underground, HUMANS CANNOT POSSIBLY DIG THIS FAST!! And then there were the mole-pigs...

But Gurren Lagann does not break willing suspension of disbelief... it... trascends it. While Hokuto No Ken tries for realistic, gritty art, and very detailed Your Head A Splode, which makes it much much harder to take seriously than the extremely stylized and OTT Gurren Lagann

IMHO
 400 Anarchy, Fri, 25th Jun '10 4:44:01 PM from Perak, Malaysia
just a medicine seller
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.

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