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Day 54


God damn Broncos.
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"Don't Leave, Otsuberu and Elephant" (出でよ、オツベルと象! ideyo otsuberu to zou) is based on a story, "Otsuberu and Elephant" (オツベルと象 otsuberu to zou) by early Showa period writer Miyazawa.


God fucking damn it
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Chapter 256 by the way
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>Namibuncle

The Namibuncle has an attack and defense of 1500. This is a pretty average number. The Namibuncle's attacks are "Fight", "Flee", "Eat", and "Do Nothing".
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>Chirigamesh

The Chirigamesh has an attack of 4989, which could be read as "shi-ku-ha-ku" (四苦八苦 shikuhakku), meaning "suffering/in dire distress". The defense, "1111", could be read as "eeee", probably a reference to screaming. The Chirigamesh's attacks are "Fight", "Flee", "Chop Up", and "Curse".
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>Notes
http://kumetan.wikidot.com/szs-chapter-256
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Don't worry anon, Manning is about to start the greatest comeback in NFL history.
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>Russian Ambassador

The reference to the "summons to return to Russia" is due to a territorial dispute that flared up over Russian President Dmitri Medvedev's visit to the southern Kurile Islands in November 2010. Both the Russians and Japanese claim the islands as their own, although Russia has nominal control of the islands, which they seized from Japan after the ceasefire agreement with the United States. Medvedev's visit enraged some Japanese politicians, who claimed that the visit was akin to an uninvited state visit. After the visit, the Japanese recalled their ambassador from Moscow, prompting Medvedev to increase military deployment in the Kurils in Feburary 2011.
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>Recall and Summons (panel 1)

Recall (召還) and summons (召喚) are both pronounced shoukan, with the only difference between the two being the kanji. So Sensei shouting at a foreigner about there being a difference is probably lost on them.

>Wholesale (Panel 2)

A wholesale store is called an oroshi-ya. This word came to apply to Russians during the Edo period, as "of Russia" is said in Japanese as "o roshiya".

>Rigaiathan

The face of the Rigaiathan belongs to Ichirou Ozawa, former secretary general of the DPJ, who was forced to step down in a funding scandal. On 31 January 2011, Ozawa was indicted over a controversial land purchase made by his political funds organization.

>Shavu

Gravure idol turned actress in stripper/bondage DVDs Minako Komukai fled to the Phillipines in February 2011 after being wanted on a warrant for violating Japanese drug laws. "Shabu" is slang for methamphetamine.

>Ifuriita

A 3rd year ronin is a student who has failed the college entrance exams twice and is now on their third try.
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>Bahaneet

The Bahaneet has a Madoka Magica BD box set already…must have made a contract with Kyubey…
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>Nameplate (Panel 1)

The nameplate can be read "NEET".
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>*Newspaper (Panel 5)
The newspaper says "Tani X Ya", a reference to champion judoka Ryoko Tamura, who won gold medals at Sydney and Athens and once held an 84 match winning streak. Her nickname was Yawara-chan, after a popular judo manga called Yawara! In 2003 she married Yoshitomo Tani, a professional baseball player now with the Yomiuri Giants. The recent birth of her child, Yoshiaki, was a major press event with camera crews waiting for the first glimpse of her emergence from the hospital.

++Ending text
++And thus Zetsuborous, A-tsu! as a result of the synthesis, the Summons has evolved into an Ouroboros.

-_-

Ouroboros was a snake in Greek mythology that swallowed its own tail to form a circle. It can now refer to a certain sexual position involving two men. "A-tsu!" is a 2ch meme involving some gay college basketball player.

>Character names

Most of the character names stem from Final Fantasy creature names.

Zetsuboros = Diabolus
Namibuncle - Carbuncle
Chirigamesh = Gilgamesh
Rigaiasan = Leviathan
Shavu = Shiva
Ifurita = Ifrit
Bahaneet = Bahamut
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Chapter 260

Jap. 角度ならないこともない (kakudo naranai koto mo nai), a pun on the sentence 覚悟ならない事もない (kakugo naranai koto mo nai; can be translated as "It's not that I'm not prepared"), which is said by "K" in Natsume Souseki's Kokoro.
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>Magazine

The Shonen Sunday issue in which the SZS Special chapter was published. The horse that hides parts of Sensei is from Hiromu Arakawa's series "Silver Spoon".

>Back of Magazine in Kafuka's hands

Advertises the Katte ni Kaizou OVA (which was published on May 25, the date that's written on the back of the mag)
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>>101426592
Fucking Kumeta!
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>>101425761
Why are there no translated SZS doujins?
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>Phantom Smokestack

These actually did exist. They were part of the Senju Thermal Power Station in Adachi, Tokyo and placed in a way that made you see either 1, 2, 3 or all 4 depending on which angle you looked from.

>"From some places there's one fire[…]"

Depending on which angle you look from at the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant…….
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>>101426772

There are some.
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Keep up the good work
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>Sign "Anabatake Farm"

Translates to "Holefield Farm", a pun on the real Hanabatake Farm ("Flowerfield Farm") that's located in Nakasatsunai Village, Hokkaido.

>Takigawa Christel

A news-anchor working for Fuji TV. She can be seen from the front though if you google her ;)
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>Fumble

A reference to the baseball match Yomiuri Giants vs. Hanshin Tigers that took place on April 20. A ball looked as if it had fallen down if you watched the game on TV, while it looked different to the referee.

>TV "Sansu"

A pun on Samsung

>Suneohair

Well, Suneohair is a singer/songwriter, but he doesn't really look like this. Actually, this is a reference to Suneo's hair. Suneo is a character from Doraemon and his hairstyle is the same as in the picture. Many readers noted that this kind of hairstyle is unnatural.
Exile

The thing referred to here is the opening dancing move of Exile's "Choo Choo Train"
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>"Like comic manuscripts"

Most artists can draw faces good from one angle but have problems with the other angle. Harumi here used some nice trick to conceal her weakness ;) She stole this from Bakuman though.
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>Aiko

A Japanese singer.

>Plaster wall

Jap. Nurikabe, a reference to the character Nurikabe from Ge ge ge no Kitarou
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>"Looking at him from behind is the worst angle"

A reference to Duke Togo, the main character of Golgo 13 who frequently tells people to NOT stand behind his back.

>Bank of Japan

If you look at their main building from above (as shown here), it looks like the Kanji for "Yen" 円
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Garbage

A reference to a famous line by Muska from "Laputa: Castle in the Sky" - "Look, the people are like garbage!"
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Chapter 261

This chapter's title is based off the part of the first paragraph from Sei Shounagon's Pillow Book (枕草子 makura soushi) which is 春はあけぼの。やうやうしろくなりゆく山ぎは(haru wa akebono. You you shiroku nari yuku yamagiwa), meaning "In Spring, it is dawn. The sky at the edge of the mountains slowly starts to brighten…"
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This fucking game....
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>>101427335
I was waiting for this
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>Backgrounds (Panel 1)

The board reads "Proof of baseball team ownership", a reference to the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks. The sign on the table reads "President".
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Kunoichi

A kunoichi is a female practitioner of ninjutsu. Abiru wonders if the "ga" in Kaga's name is similar to "Iga" or "Kouga", which are two of the more well known schools of ninjutsu.
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>Winchester Family

Refers to the mansion that Sarah Winchester had built near San Francisco starting in 1884. She started building the house after the death of her husband, when a medium told her that she had been cursed by a Native American who had been killed with a Winchester rifle. In order to keep the curse from taking full effect, the medium said, she would have to start building a house, and never stop. As a result, the Winchester Mystery House was built until her death, 38 years after construction started.
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>Sign (Panel 1)

The sign at the right-hand edge of the page reads "New Additions"
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>Rods (Panel 1)

The rods hanging from the roof read "Fuel" and "Plu"

>Shinoraa and Korinsei (Panel 5)

Shinoraa is the nickname of Shinohara Tomoe. Korinsei is a nickname for Ogura Yuuko, who claims she came from a star named Korin.
Sign (Panel 11)

The sign reads "Kiteretsu-sai", meaning Ancestor of Kiteretsu. Kiteretsu is the main character in Fujiko F. Fujiyo's manga "Kiteretsu Daihyakka".
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>Suzuki Rinrin

A pun on the real-life singer Suzuki Ranran.

>Sign (Panel 5)

The sign, in full, reads "Live House — Rabbits", a pun on one of Suzuki Ranran's songs, "Sister Rabbit".
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Until tomorrow

From Kumeta's blog

I can't say this loud, but Shounen Magazine has an overseas editorial department and, as to be expected, Shounen Magazines of a high quality are being produced there. The group of authors in the overseas group are really amazing, and when they return to Japan, we're inevitably shunted farther and farther into the background. The most popular work from the overseas group is "Alps Detective Leno." It's a really funnt hard-action story about confrontations with a cheese smuggling orginazation, the "Melty Snow Cheese Gang." (I recommend it.) As for the gag comics, I hear that "Monmarutoru-chan" is going to be turned into an animted film. The new comic "We're the Gentlemen Baseball Club" is now appearing serially by popular demand. (The first story's title: "The Hidden Prize is... The Death Penalty!"
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>>101428069

thank you
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Thanks for the dump
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Chapter 117
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Forgot to say, 2 chapters today.
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>>101428679
so, none tomorrow?
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>>101428951
I'm making up for 2 days ago because I didn't think about it yesterday.
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Chapter 118
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>Showa 82

I'll never get over that one.
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Thank you for reading.

Preface

It's 2008
Perhaps because of the rat's curse that's particularly unlucky for copyrights, nothing good happens to me in the year of the rat.
12 years ago (Also the year of the rat), I drew a manga about digging a hole, which was immediately canceled, and I became a manga artist who looked for a hole to hide in. Or rather, since I was unemployed for the entire year following that, I wasn't even a manga artist. Each and every single plot I wrote was nixed.
Like "Nishiogi Super Pro-Wrestling," or the story about the girl illusionist: "Before you know it, it's dangerous illusions!" or gourmet manga about coffee: "Natsuko's Beans" (Tentative title)...
...I think that "Natsuko's Beans" could actually be a hit now. It's kind of like "Les Gouttes de Dieu," right? The coffee shop that high student Natsuko's father, Mamehiko, started, is overshadowed by a large coffee retailer "Satanbuck Coffee." She swears to rebuild her father's shop, and enters the world of coffee. While Natsuko had always scoffed at coffee, she is gradually seduced by the complexity of the bean.
She goes on journeys to find the phantom bean, falls to the mercy of oil money conspiracies that swirl through the international trade of coffee beans, learns the reasons why big coffee chains emphasize fair trade, and is almost killed, etc. She falls in love with a barista, De Tooru. She joins an artisan group, "Sakura Roast," that makes the best french roast in the world, as a disciple, and her final battle is with Latte King, whose battle line is "My coffee is without a single drop of regret."
...How about it, Tadashi Agi-san?! Can I be the author?
Yeah, so, this is what I was thinking about 12 years ago, when my mother called me and asked me if I'd already hit rock bottom, which made me think about changing careers for a while. I wonder if she'll call me again this year. I hope not.
Have I hit rock bottom?
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>>101429763
Thanks for the dump
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>>101426307
Broncos was too kind to Seahawks.



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