This guy is so utterly full of himself, please tell me moubu will crush him
ofcourse moubu will crush him, then mrs. bigtits will crush him and then the mountain girl will save the day when all seems lost (atleast thats my prediction)
His head gets literally crushed by a berserk Moubu
Yes, this is actually what is going to happen.
very very close that damn mountain girl is a fucking deus ex machina
Best time of the day!
I don't think that mountain girl will ever become relevant again.
But Mouten dies in return
Love that face. So much arrogance in one expression.
Hey hox, Vinland when?
He doesn´t die, but he get injured
The Chu guy win.
Moubu and his son die.
Spoiler warning, I guess
SO FUCKING COOL
Goddamn, Kanmei sure is large.
But hey, bragging about how awesome and above anyone else you are and how noone will ever come close to you, while obviously not being the main villain!
In a shonen!!!
Really, what can POSSIBLY go wrong here?
Kingdom isn't shonen.
And it's not about being a villian, it's WUXIA stuff.
she's the literal deus ex machina that saves Qin from being wiped off the map, and gets official recognition from the throne and court, so yes, still relevant.
tldr she is still relevant.
Why the fuck is Qiang Lei behind Bi? And she looks so smug for absolutely no reason.
Oh man these last chapters have been amazing, from Kanki + Chotou assassinating the poison dude, Ousen's skillage and now this, the ancient Chinese equivaent of a wrestling match. Two fucking Hulks just clashing on with BRUTE FORCE. Just reading their exploits makes me feel STRONK. I now this is ficition but I'm wondering if there were some real-life examples of these Hercules-type dudes, maybe some renowned knights.
And the raws have been great with the Hi Shin unit coming back in full glory with Kyoukai back and Shin now finally being BIG. And delicious Ten.
No longer DFC, now entering Tanner stage 5, so sad........ And I love how the author deliberately used 2 panels to show how womanly she has gotten
Damn someone got told.
Even if you don't read the raws, you do realize a simple fucking wiki will tell you Yotanwa is a historical general who takes part in future campaigns right?
And this is coming from Hox, the historyfag.
At least we had two panels of tits and ass, I bet later on she will receive the bad lips Ei Sei and Karin have, enjoy it while it lasts
I like how every good general is HUEG
pretty sure that was a thigh shot and not an ass shot
Hox I like you but if you think about it for a bit it's obvious she's Qin's ace in the hole, the equivalnet of say, Yan's tribes or Chu's elephants. I think there might be more to come seeing how the reclamation arc was all about the mountain people tearing shit up, with a single mountain man equalling about 5 normal plains-folk soldiers. It would make sense for either the king or Shouheikun calling them up.
Yeah but Hox believes Sangokushi is more believable than Ravages even though it's just as fake in the opposite direction with everyone being too incompetent and stupid with the strategies and deception being far too simplistic. Hell Sangokushi doesn't even use crossbows as much as Ravages, and Hox has a hard-on for those things.
Man Shin is definitely a monster now. I bet he will be 100 strength before he gets to Chu, if not higher just like Houken. Kyoukai's time is over because she's stuck as a tiny girl.
>not using this page instead
Shit, we're going to catch up with the raw in no time. Then come the wait.
I like Kanki for being moderate on that scale, he's the shortest out of all the generals of Qin and so being a manlet he relies on cheeky tactics. It makes sense that power correlates with height to an extent, probably being a result of good dieting.
On a different note Moubu in particular with his nose looks bretty Chinese. And Shin looked really Chinese as fuck in that panel where he's cheering after slaying Fuuki.
Oh and I think the strong generals are from the God-Emperor of Man's gene-seed.
The best thing about those pages are the horses.
Now he only needs some huge pauldrons
I liked how today's chapters has Kanmei swapping over to a more practical weapon because he isn't relying to just completely out skill the opponent like Tou did with Rinbukun.
Kyoukai's size is irrelevant, she's been routinely slicing up huge men for ages now to show just that size doesn't matter, like that time she single-handedly killed Renpa's big guy retinue. Or the iron fist assasins. It's all about breath-control. Also she has a fair grasp of tactics and strategy in comparison to Shin, who has to rely on Ten.
I actually forgot her name and never bothered to google her and I wasn't sure if she was even a historical person or not. I'm glad to hear she'll become relevant again. I only remember her taking a minor part during the anti-Qin coalition arc.
I was mainly worried because of the typical tendency in manga to just have earlier characters say "Let's meet again someday" but never do.
You really do have an axe to grind with me, don't you? Well, keep believing what you want about what my beliefs or tastes are.
It was just common sense. The sword would be shattered in an instant.
Tou is the musketeer archetype, complete with facial hair and quick strikes. I think right now he is one of the most competent Qin generals, being Ouki's lieutenant and chief strike force. Also Ouki almost always passed his moves through Tou.
Oh also, what's her sinicized name? It's hard trying to google up characters because of the differences in Chinese and Japanese name spellings.
>one of the most competent Qin general
>would have been annihilated by KaRin if she would have not changed to the other battlefield
Not denying that, but compare Kyoukai's growth to Shin's.
It's not even fair. Shin climbed like almost 20 points in strength alone, and ridiculous amounts in leadership and knowledge every arc, while Kyoukai took this entire time to gain a measly 1 because she discovered a new technique.
Unless she manages to fix her stamina problem, Shin will surpass her with ease later due to him having ridiculous stamina and having Houken level strength meaning while he is definitely on the back foot at the start, he will pull through Ippo style.
And let's not forget the Chu arc where a huge portion of the Hi Shin Unit is going to be wiped out. Kyoukai dying there is very plausible because she's only historically recorded up until Riboku dies and they take over Handan.
Might as well not use armor at least you'll be lighter
According to da farmers it's Yang Duan He.
Should be the same on mangafox's threads, which are pretty good sans the usual non-anonymous forum problems due to the main contributors being competent in Chinese and pulling out good facts.
I imagine he gets stopped by both SHouheikun's backstab, who is able to counter both Ten and Mouten (who accompanies Shin) due to being their teacher and working with the two young Chu dudes to kill some men
That was last week.
And it's a weekly mango, it's not too bad.
Oh, is she actually supposed to be a dude in real life? Because the only thing I can find on her is the reference in Shiji where it says Yang Duan He helped with the pacification of Zhao.
I'd say Kingdom starts getting good around the Wei arc, the first arc dragged on for a bit
Yeah but I guess it's a liberty that's OK to take considering it would be a complete sausagefest otherwise.
It's a tribute to Riboku's genius he could stop a combination of Ousen and the mountain tribes
I though we were closer to catching up
And which people are the "mountain people" even supposed to represent? The Qiang? Did the author ever bother to clarify on that?
I think Shin jumped ranks a little too fast. Should have had a few chapters about him being a 5-men, 10-men squad leader.
he killed a big shot on his first day, and helped to save his men from the war chariots (demonstrating leadership) and turned the "flame of war" in Duke Hyou's favour.
That qualifies for a big promotion.
Apparently in those extra materials book, the author said he originally planned to make Yang Duanhe a dude, pic related.
Not really, I just think based on the posts I've read from you that you're quite hypocritical in what you value. You don't seem to mind when people are absolutely retarded, but you do mind when people are ridiculously competent because it shatters your suspense of disbelief.
If I were to guess why that is so, it would be that you truly believe that people back then were complete morons.
Like come on, you recommended people Bokko before. You can show that to a million people of all kinds of intellect and taste and the vast majority would call it shit, because it is shit.
All female soldiers are gender benders. How do you not realize this?
Because it's just as possible that all female soldiers are just plain fictional?
Even after Kancolle? Really? Even Castles are being turned into girls now.
Did you even count the number of death flags he triggered in that chapter alone?
Not even looking at the raws, I can guarantee you 100% that he's going down hard.
Also because historical spoilers
Moubu is Ouki's vice general for the conquest of Chin
But does Ousen also conquer Mouth?
There's nothing seemingly consistent in what I value across works, because I judge it depending on the type of story and mood the author intends to tell. For Bokko, the nicely-drawn siege scenes alone make it recommendable. And while I'm not about to call it a masterpiece, the fact that it was considered by others good enough to win the Shogakukan Manga Award shows that not everybody considers it shit.
That's a completely different matter. That's anthropomorphising, not genderbending.
So you claim to know what type of story and mood the author intended to tell in Ravages? For real? A series that started off the first two volumes with over the top wuxia action and multi-layered deception is suppose to tone it down just because you read Sangokushi and everyone's suppose to be just that retarded?
What about Bokko's siege scene was nicely drawn? You need to specify, because all I remember is stupid scenes like the guy using a catapult to launch people into the city. If you're telling me certain artist techniques alone got you hooked then I don't know what to say.
I also don't see how winning an award over a decade ago means anything today. Hamlet never existed and it was created today, would the author win a literary award? Absolutely not, because it's outdated shit.
Having value because something was of good quality at the time is completely different than something that's of still good quality even today. It's why LOGH is so popular even now among anime fans, because while a lot of it is indeed outdated, many aspects of the series has still not been matched or surpassed yet in anime form.
Bokko is just obsolete in that regard, you may as well recommend someone Aesop's fables.
Are you seriously dissing on Aesop's fables? They're great fun to read.
>I also don't see how winning an award over a decade ago means anything today
I'm merely pointing out the fact that there is a significant body of people who don't consider the manga shit. Look, you're just going to have to accept the fact that just because you think it's shit, doesn't mean that the majority of the people are going to band together and conform with your views.
>If you're telling me certain artist techniques alone got you hooked then I don't know what to say
If you're telling me you don't get hooked by visual elements in a visual medium, I don't know what to say to you. In any case, I don't want to derail this thread further and I do apologize for even initially starting this chain of argument in an inappropriate place, so I'll just leave things off that I do enjoy Ravages of Times and am confused why you make it sound like I hate it.
> I also don't see how winning an award over a decade ago means anything today.
It means that at the time it made people notice it, it also made people in some jury to arrive at some kind of "general consensus" as to which work should be a winner. It definitely tells us something. Of course, the fact that manga won an award does not mean it has to instantly appeal to everyone, etc.
> Hamlet never existed and it was created today, would the author win a literary award? Absolutely not, because it's outdated shit.
You are getting on a very slippery slope here. Because circumstances of the age play very important role in success of the work. Many works about WWI published not so many years after the war were successful. Partly of course because the world still felt very strongly about the war, authors and readers had personal experiences with war. For manga and anime, take Akira, at the time it was huge, amazing, mindblowing because of the circumstances. Or take Azumi manga, that is quite clumsy in today's standard but once one can see through that, he can enjoy fine old-fashioned story.
Why is Shin twice the size of Heki?
because in this manga size = power level