One Sword Style: Arm Slasher!
Why do anime characters call out their moves? I know it’s for the audience mostly, but in a practical battle, let’s say One Sword Style is a move or something, great… now I can do something that counters that.
That’s actually often part of a tabletop game I play Thursdays (Exalted). I far prefer to think that’s only a thing that happens in the included comics cause it’s stupid.
I forgot what anime but there was a moment when someone shouted “PUNCH!” and then kicked them.
I think that was Dragon Ball, though maybe not?
Oh man. There was a recurring bit-character – Hak Foo – on Jackie Chan Adventures that was based around this trope. He was actually somewhat effective, despite always calling out his attacks, and down-right scary when he hooked up with another villain who made him quit doing that.
Same reason time stretches across the entire multiverse during fights (and after a Pokémon trainer issues a command to their ‘mon)
Depending on the anime calling out the move/attack is a lot like the verbal spell component of a spell, it helps in focusing their energy into that specific move/attack. It’s why like in the Dragonball series certain attacks seem to require calling out the attack or at least focusing on the phrase and mentally rehearsing it to unleash it. It’s actually required for the move to be effective.
Ford Pinto First Gear! *grind, grind, grind* I Said: Ford Pinto First Gear! *grind, grind, grind* Awww come on…. *grind, grind, grind*
Second bleeding of the full comic , and still Kade . You begin to be really predictable , Kade ……….. I hope meanwhile he’s lightly hurt ?
Rick is so cute in this kimono ^_^
By the way… what’s written on, please? ^_^”
According to Google Translate, seems to read “Kimono dragon”. That is, if the correct kanji are indeed “きもの 竜” and I didn’t mis-transpose them.
That’d make sense as a pun in Komodo dragon
Thanks a lot!
Seeing how Kade is bleeding in the last panel in despite of his hand on the cut : i’m worried for him now
He probably nicked a vein. He’ll get bandaged enough, I wouldn’t worry. He’ll wrap it into the cosplay, calling it a combat scar.
There is the main vein where Kade has harmed himself …… What if he faint in the festival ?
If that vein had been cut, you would REALLY be able to tell.
Poor Kade! I sure hope he feels better! Also I think Nicole looks cute in her Komono. ;3
Not cut all this vein , but harmed it X_X
Agggg- guys, the vein is the low pressure vessel. The artery is the high pressure one that you don’t want to get cut. Don’t get them confused. Kade did not have fountains of blood flying everywhere, so he probably just sliced the skin, okay with some bandaging.
Cheese and crackers, Kade. People are going to think you’re either self-harming or suicidal.
My exact thoughts….
I like the title for this page! “Ittoryu” = “It tore you” ???
Actually it’s Japanese. “One Sword Style”.
Kewl! One definition for people who understand, and a totally separate one, that works, for …the rest of us.
Sounds like a pun to me.
Well, I had pun with it.
Geez, what kind of plastic is that?
Not a flexible plastic ………. X_X
The average edge on a piece of plastic like that actually is pretty sharp, which is why it’s generally a good idea to sand it down or otherwise shave it down to something more blunt.
Or the very “very” judicious use of heat, depending on the plastic involved.
heat + plastic: I once had a buddy convinced he could melt the tiny scratches out of his music albums by judicious use of a match.
…yes; I stopped him in time.
That is an alarming amount of blood to be oozing out around his fingers… I don’t think a bandage is going to cut (no pun intended) it. Someone needs to go to the emergency room…
Yea ……….. I speak about it , above
No ; just saying you’re not the one being worried about Kade safety
Yeah… I hope Kade gets better with all my heart! ;P
I even wish he was real so I could give him a get well card (or even a get well email). ;3
Hey I’ve had more blood from a nosebleed. A nice tight bandage for a day or two and he’ll be fine. You would only need stitches if the wound was deeper than skin.
I made a simular mistake recently. I had ordered a tiny LEGO claymore sword from Amazon. It is less flexible then regular LEGO swords and the tip is almost as sharp as a pin. I thought it would be a good addition to the armory in my nephew’s LEGO castle but now I think not. Maybe someday when he is a bit older we can add it as a cursed sword the castle is protecting from getting into the wrong hands.
Beware Aussie’s with sharp pointy things!
Hello, I’m new here, but just after reading all of the comic strips, I’ve wanted you to continue Kade and Nicole’s adventures! Keep up the fantastic work, and upload more strips when you can. Chao!
Also, not a girl, just to point out because of the way I wrote.
Good, because you totally sounded like a girl. Compliments are not a solely feminine trait.
I know, just wanted to clarify my gender, (not sexist).
The way you write doesn’t imply gender or sexism, I think most of us are just confused as to why you felt the need to specify.
I don’t know, but can we change the subject? Uhh.. oh, the stip where kade said “I told you she was crazy” let me know that Nicole was a girl… That doesn’t change the subject does it?
Wait, I got it… This is the part where we find out that Harvey passes out at the sight of blood.