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Old 2010-02-08, 23:57   Link #1
Zwei
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Wow, I'm surprised there isn't a thread for this great manga.


Summary:

Four years ago, a large scale disaster in Tokyo claimed two million lives. The remaining thirteen districts of the city were isolated into the Tokyo Barricade Zone. Morisaki Harumi, an unruly kid with great fighting strength, is his family's sole survivor from the incident.

One day, in a traffic accident, Haru gets pulled into a world of violence and meets Mana, the girl who turned herself into an ancient sword.

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Chapter 23:

So Haru is now going to Tokyo 13th district along with Mana. It might be possible that his parents and his younger sister might still be alive, since it's revealed that people are still living there, but highly unlikely.

Seems like Mana is dead set on finding her previous partner "Kuushirou", but I'm thinking that Haru might be him, and that he's some sort of reincarnation.

Things aren't looking well for Haru and his best friend now that he also lost an arm (it got attached, but it'll never work as before) thanks to Haru's battle in the previous chapters. Their relationship was already rocky because of his jealousy and envy he felt towards Haru, so I'm thinking it's not the last time we get to see of him, and he might also become a sword master like Haru. I'm just hoping their childhood friend doesn't get involved in this. She seems to care very much about both of them (Haru in particular).
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Old 2010-02-09, 05:40   Link #2
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Is it just anybody can become katana? There must be a certain conditions though.
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Old 2010-02-09, 08:57   Link #3
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So Haru is now going to Tokyo 13th district along with Mana. It might be possible that his parents and his younger sister might still be alive, since it's revealed that people are still living there, but highly unlikely.

Seems like Mana is dead set on finding her previous partner "Kuushirou", but I'm thinking that Haru might be him, and that he's some sort of reincarnation.

Things aren't looking well for Haru and his best friend now that he also lost an arm (it got attached, but it'll never work as before) thanks to Haru's battle in the previous chapters. Their relationship was already rocky because of his jealousy and envy he felt towards Haru, so I'm thinking it's not the last time we get to see of him, and he might also become a sword master like Haru. I'm just hoping their childhood friend doesn't get involved in this. She seems to care very much about both of them (Haru in particular).
About time someone made a thread for this(too lazy to do it myself), though its been on [translated] hiatus for quite some time.

The whole "Kyoshiro" business was getting on my nerves. I'm glad that Haru has more or less become a man of his own worth and Mana can see that. Now as for the 13 districts, I'm pretty sure some previous chapter showed his sister(I have no idea which one) or some incarnation of her, so it's a good chance she's still alive.

I thought so too about Kazunari. I was actually surprised that Kazu had so much jealousy in him to the point were I thought he'd literally try to kill him. I hypothesize that
Spoiler for guess:


I haven't read chap 23 yet, but I'm going to kinda miss the school days. I do understand they have to move on with the plot, but there's always a certain something(comedy? fun?) lost when the story and its chars start acting completely serious. Plus no Sanae or(for the moment) Kusakado or childish/tsun Mana were some of the things I really enjoyed about the series.
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Is it just anybody can become katana? There must be a certain conditions though.
I'm not sure, though it has been mentioned that a certain technique was used to originally turn those girls to swords, and there are indeed "imitations" of swords, so there must be some kind of modern technique to do so, but it's probably not as effective(i.e. sword is not as strong) as the original.
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Old 2010-02-09, 09:55   Link #4
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About time someone made a thread for this(too lazy to do it myself), though its been on [translated] hiatus for quite some time.

The whole "Kyoshiro" business was getting on my nerves. I'm glad that Haru has more or less become a man of his own worth and Mana can see that. Now as for the 13 districts, I'm pretty sure some previous chapter showed his sister(I have no idea which one) or some incarnation of her, so it's a good chance she's still alive.
Spoiler for vol 8:
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Old 2010-02-16, 23:46   Link #5
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I'm not sure, though it has been mentioned that a certain technique was used to originally turn those girls to swords, and there are indeed "imitations" of swords, so there must be some kind of modern technique to do so, but it's probably not as effective(i.e. sword is not as strong) as the original.
Actual swords are created using a technique pioneered by someone named Jin I believe. He's been mentioned a few times in the manga and the specific eye mark that Haru responds to is the signature element.

Not everyone can be a "blade" (keshou oujintou, literally Cosmetic Nirmanakaya Blade). The wielder and the blade have to have a very close relationship, most of the time, lovers for the transformation to be proper. It's shown in Blade (Cross Blade is a sequel) that if the wielder and the blade aren't on the same page, that it won't work very well until they are.
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Old 2010-02-26, 22:31   Link #6
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So is the name of his sister 'Aki'? Because we get to see her in the latest chapter, and those eyes looked full of murderous intent. He foolishly went after her and now he gets separated from Mana. Big trouble.
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Old 2010-03-04, 04:44   Link #7
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Yes, his sister's name is Aki.
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Old 2010-03-04, 06:24   Link #8
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Is it just me or do guys and girls share the same eyes? If you swap the hair on some of them, you probably can't even tell who's who. I don't remember the mangaka's previous manga (Kamikaze) having this problem.
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Old 2010-04-09, 19:35   Link #9
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New chapter has some lulz stuff, especially with the British swordfighter.
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