Kawakami Thread (Horizon, Owari no Chronicle, City Series, Hexennacht...)

Nathan Fisher
Nathan Fisher

After the maintenance we're back with some new CITY, Horizon, and Kimitoasamade.

https://baka-tsuki.org/project/index.php?title=City_Series:Volume4b_Preface
https://baka-tsuki.org/project/index.php?title=City_Series:Volume4b_Prologue
https://baka-tsuki.org/project/index.php?title=City_Series:Volume7_Preface
https://baka-tsuki.org/project/index.php?title=City_Series:Volume7_Layer_1

https://baka-tsuki.org/project/index.php?title=Horizon:Volume_4B_Chapter_47
https://baka-tsuki.org/project/index.php?title=Horizon:Kimitoasamade_2A_Chapter_10

All urls found in this thread:
https://baka-tsuki.org/project/index.php?title=City_Series:Volume4b_Preface
https://baka-tsuki.org/project/index.php?title=City_Series:Volume4b_Prologue
https://baka-tsuki.org/project/index.php?title=City_Series:Volume7_Preface
https://baka-tsuki.org/project/index.php?title=City_Series:Volume7_Layer_1
https://baka-tsuki.org/project/index.php?title=Horizon:Volume_4B_Chapter_47
https://baka-tsuki.org/project/index.php?title=Horizon:Kimitoasamade_2A_Chapter_10
http://www.mediafire.com/folder/2ea1fmakzaem2
http://pastebin.com/yb19LW96
https://baka-tsuki.org/project/index.php?title=Horizon:Volume_4B_Chapter_48
http://dengekibunko.jp/newreleases/978-4-04-892120-6/
Charles Price
Charles Price

What is that new city volume js06 just made an entry for?

Nathan Kelly
Nathan Kelly

There are two volumes which don't belong to the original publishing and came out later.
Image City SF and Zenon City Tokyo are these two.
Just like DC for Owari no Chronicle, I guess?

Caleb White
Caleb White

Why are Azuma and Miriam so perfect together?

Hudson Myers
Hudson Myers

They have lots of sex.

Christian Reyes
Christian Reyes

Added the 4-A EPUB for City. Just a heads up.
No images yet because of the reason I mentioned in the pastebin.

http://www.mediafire.com/folder/2ea1fmakzaem2
http://pastebin.com/yb19LW96

Also, if Ivan is here by chance, or reads this later, check your mails please. Thanks.

Aaron Cruz
Aaron Cruz

I want to examine the Shinjou.
Both Shinjous.

Nicholas Foster
Nicholas Foster

nice

Connor Foster
Connor Foster

season 3 when

Angel Edwards
Angel Edwards

Never ever

Nolan Hall
Nolan Hall

BEST KOUHAI

Dominic Nelson
Dominic Nelson

Just believe

Jose Sanders
Jose Sanders

New Hexennacht when

Daniel Rivera
Daniel Rivera

How was second volume?

Luke Allen
Luke Allen

I think volume three hasn't even started in the magazine yet.
So it's going to be a while.

Juan Sullivan
Juan Sullivan

Edgy mary sue not so mary sue after all
F-22 save the day
Manko blushing an awful lot over Kagami

10 out of 10

Fuck

Leo King
Leo King

Toori a cute.
I want to protect him.

Wyatt Lewis
Wyatt Lewis

How come the epub of 3-C is linked on the Baka-Tsuki page but it's not in the mediafire folders linked on just-believe.in?

Samuel Nelson
Samuel Nelson

Is uhh.. owari no chronice worth reading???

Ryan Jackson
Ryan Jackson

Manly

Owen Martinez
Owen Martinez

*of Horizon 3-C

Kayden Morales
Kayden Morales

I want to slice those tits off and roast them over a fire

Henry Gonzalez
Henry Gonzalez

I made my own account since it's easier for me to edit and replace the files. You'll find all current and future ones over there.

Owen Bennett
Owen Bennett

yeah

Bentley Reed
Bentley Reed

cooking is edgy

Adam Wood
Adam Wood

ok i'll read it after I get home from school

Julian Robinson
Julian Robinson

Edgy mary sue not so mary sue after all
Read that she uses scythes
Reach the image of her Magino Frame
Scythes

I was disappointed.

Alexander Gonzalez
Alexander Gonzalez

Yoshy is very cute.

Aiden Campbell
Aiden Campbell

It has Kagami using her Magino Frame as a giant surfboard.

It's great. As is typical in Kawakami works, the enemies aren't really bad people, everyone has good reasons for fighting, and there are no circumstances under which a dash of insanity is a bad thing.

Tyler Perry
Tyler Perry

Ah, thanks user.

Camden Smith
Camden Smith

There can never be too much worship of the butt spirit.

Michael Watson
Michael Watson

city series artwork reminds me of power stone

Jack Harris
Jack Harris

It's written in a first-person perspective, how very unusual for Kawakami.
Also just the first few parts of this novel is chock-full of references, both to world history and to other Kawakamiverse eras.
This bag for example probably says IZUMO.

Camden Gray
Camden Gray

In the illustration’s background, you should be able to see a number of things attached to the gas light.
What, exactly? A steam valve on the right one, and a shower head on the left one?

Carson Lopez
Carson Lopez

Better than the first if you ask me.
I'm enjoying this a lot.

Thomas Bennett
Thomas Bennett

Reminds me of an old video... I dunno why do people do those.

Connor Murphy
Connor Murphy

Those two are illustrations novels that were originally serialized in magazines and later released as novels.

As you can see in this pic, SF is more of a halfway point between a novel and a manga, so it won't work as well as Tokyo with the BT format.

David Carter
David Carter

And I just noticed that example is much farther on the manga side of things then I thought, so here's the preceding page.

Sebastian Anderson
Sebastian Anderson

I've already started pondering how I should handle Tokyo while editing.
Do a complete typeset with the text in the left box as well or crop it like you did to create a proper e-book?

Well, I'll put it on hold for now and wait for the opinion of you guys while I continue to fight against Hexennacht.

Yeah, SF looks almost like a manga apart from the last few pages.

Kevin Smith
Kevin Smith

What did you expect? Can't get more edgy than that.

I hope #1 uses a hammer.

Jackson Stewart
Jackson Stewart

In Owari no Chronicle how did Low Gear end up getting blamed for the destruction of every other gear when they all self-destructed?

Elijah Stewart
Elijah Stewart

Going by her design, maybe something Chinese?
Those weapons Shampoo wields would come close to a hammer, or a meteor hammer.

Evan Hill
Evan Hill

cool

Jackson Butler
Jackson Butler

Low Gear destroyed ten gears after the Eight Great Dragon Kings and others of Sayama's grandfather's generation fought. The only gear that self-destructed was Top Gear (because of their experiments with concept creation), and even then almost everyone thought that Low Gear had been responsible.

Samuel Hall
Samuel Hall

It's been years, it's time to let go.

Hudson Watson
Hudson Watson

JUST BELIEVE

Jordan Campbell
Jordan Campbell

Love Live is finally done. Sunrise doesn't have anything else to do now.

Cameron Reed
Cameron Reed

Love Live is finally done.
I have bad news, user.

Nathan Martin
Nathan Martin

Maybe I'm just blind, but can someone explain to me how this is a scythe?

Chase Myers
Chase Myers

It's only very loosely shaped like a scythe.

The Magino Device in the background has the "scythes" attached in a circle and facing outward.

Jaxson Cox
Jaxson Cox

That makes sense. I guess I had just mentally imagined it as one of the traditional scythes where the blade is perpendicular to the handle.

Carter Walker
Carter Walker

The latest Tokyo update features Heavy Knights (which I completely forgot were mentioned in Tokyo), but all you need to know is that they're the City Era version of gods of war.

Jackson Bell
Jackson Bell

Nice. Good to see those are still around.

Liam Perez
Liam Perez

Why is there no art of horizon girls having their breasts sliced off?

William Bennett
William Bennett

How do I start reading or watching all this shit?

Gavin Jackson
Gavin Jackson

Watch the anime, then start reading the books from volume 1-A.

Horizon is part of a larger timeline, with CITY being last, Hexennacht coming some time after Horizon, and Owari no Chronicle coming some few thousand years before Horizon.
They're all far apart enough to be stand alone, but you can see how technology progresses as time passes from series to series.

Ethan Wood
Ethan Wood

You can each series in whatever order you like -- they are loosely connected but by no means is there a fixed order you should read them in.

Horizon has an anime, which is a good way to get into the Kawakamiverse. Another common way to start is to read Owari no Chronicle, which is fully translated.

Samuel Bell
Samuel Bell

Oh I see. I watched the first season kinda passively so I'll rewatch that. Do you read Kimitoasamade along side the first book or at the end?

Christian Allen
Christian Allen

I've been told it should be read no sooner than 3-A, since some characters show up that aren't introduced until then.

Dylan Powell
Dylan Powell

The whole of Kimitoasamade basically spans over both anime season and therefore over the first two volumes.
Best would be after you finish 2-B.

Jacob Roberts
Jacob Roberts

That makes sense. I never realized it was such a lengthy series. Thanks for the help though

Camden Hill
Camden Hill

I never realized it was such a lengthy series
You're hilarious and my picture is outdated.

Wyatt Gutierrez
Wyatt Gutierrez

I think this was from another user.

Hunter Torres
Hunter Torres

Ohh, a kawakami thread. I've been wanting to ask, do the musashi girls ever get into relationships? I know some of the guys do.

John Thompson
John Thompson

Nothing two sided thus far, I think.
I guess Kawakami doesn't want to upset the waifufags, which is a shame.

Bentley Jones
Bentley Jones

Oh that's a shame I thought some of the relationships so far are not too bad.

Ayden Jenkins
Ayden Jenkins

What are these two up to now? Anything relevant happen?

Charles Richardson
Charles Richardson

Yeah, it'd be nice to have a couple of more developing romances for the main characters after Noriki/Houjou, but it might be from a decision further up than himself. I don't think the current creative climate can allow preexisting waifus to be married off like that, which is why we get to see entirely new couples develop instead (Kristina and her shota).

Jose Johnson
Jose Johnson

A bunch of those on the right were other light novels though.
However, since then I have picked up Hexennacht 1 and 2, the second Girls Talk and any other Horizon volumes released since it was taken, so it's probably the right size.

Unfortunately almost all of those books are still in New Zealand. On the plus side, I get to walk into a local bookstore in a couple of weeks and pick up the next Horizon volume.

Ayden Lopez
Ayden Lopez

LIVING THE DREAM

Leo Lee
Leo Lee

Still no S3 is more like a nightmare.

Connor Hernandez
Connor Hernandez

Miriam confess to Azuma in volume 8

Aiden Bell
Aiden Bell

Just finished Horizon 2 fuck I want more.

Carson Green
Carson Green

There's always the LNs.

Gabriel Cox
Gabriel Cox

I want my own mini library

Mason Ward
Mason Ward

I'm still on 3-A

Futayo's doing fine in the later volumes, right?

Lucas Jones
Lucas Jones

She enjoys sex a lot and becomes Musashi's highest paid prostitute

Connor Ramirez
Connor Ramirez

She enjoys sex a lot
Yeah, she does.

Musashi's highest paid prostitute
Like a an Instructor or sparring partner of some sort?

Isaac Miller
Isaac Miller

Will Horizone become a bit less autistic later in novels?

Logan Perez
Logan Perez

She was off even when alive, so I don't think so.

Toori sure knows how to pick his girls
submissive dog
serial shooter
autistic robot

Dylan Bennett
Dylan Bennett

She was off even when alive
Not as off as dead.

Ryder Hughes
Ryder Hughes

At least she was smiling.

Chase Gomez
Chase Gomez

If Zaregoto can get an anime, then so can Owari no Chronicle (and season 3).
I'll believe until Kawakami's 20th anniversary next year, then I will gladly accept despair.

Logan Stewart
Logan Stewart

the smug is real in that picture

Cooper Ward
Cooper Ward

Does anyone else think that Mary Sue's story resemble Brunhilde's? Kagami is basically Siegfried in this setting, the two worlds seem similar enough and she uses a Scythe and is sort of tsundere with Kagami like Brunhilde was with Siegfried.

Elijah Ross
Elijah Ross

I think at least half of them were in one from the very beginning or at least paired up with someone pretty early, or had a setting that basically said: no.

Kimi is impossible.
Nate, Asama, Horizon and Toori.
Heidi and Shiro.
Miriam and Azuma.
Margot and Naruze.

So, there's like 5 of them left.
Suzu, Adele, Naomasa, Futayo, and Masazumi.

And if you take the jokes even further, Cave Woman has food and alcohol while Masazumi has her Mouse.

Sebastian Foster
Sebastian Foster

Isn't Naomasa paired with Nagayoshi?

Also, Adele was paired with Narimasa for a brief period, before the arrive of Fuwa.

Josiah Green
Josiah Green

Now that you mention it...
Not sure if coincidence or reincarnation.
If Kagami is Sayama, Manko is Asama and Mary is Brunhild, then who is Hunter?

Camden Murphy
Camden Murphy

As the petite American with a dead pilot father, I'm guessing she's Heo.

Lucas Lopez
Lucas Lopez

She's like genkish version of Heo, with more confidence and boxing instead of running.

I would say Horinouchi is least interesting of the bunch so far. Everyone else has something going on with them, while she's just Asama 2.0.

Christian Fisher
Christian Fisher

Why is there no art of Horizons having their balloon tits sliced off?

Gabriel Richardson
Gabriel Richardson

can u stop being edgy?

Brayden Gonzalez
Brayden Gonzalez

implying it's edgy

Kevin Powell
Kevin Powell

Because Kawakami is a benevolent writer that gives everyone something.

The balloon tits crowd gets Kimi, Asama, etc
The flat crowd gets Malga, Suzu, Adele, etc.

Zachary Perry
Zachary Perry

What about the crowd that wants to see balloon tits get sliced off? It could be a cooking thing. I want a scene where Neito is cooking some balloon tits like the famous Hannibal cooking scene.

Evan Smith
Evan Smith

Kimi
Balloon tits
What the fuck are you talking about?

Grayson Hughes
Grayson Hughes

Make it yourself then.

Aiden Ross
Aiden Ross

it looks like a balloon when shes wearing the skintight bodysuit

Easton Roberts
Easton Roberts

Well, that means nearly all of them were paired up at some point.

Daniel Myers
Daniel Myers

Because she's holding them up all the time.

Gavin Morgan
Gavin Morgan

Hex seems really strange. Not much in terms of exposition, no crazy setting detail, and what, five characters?
Very unusual for the madman.

...and Satoyasu went full halftonelord. Considering Horizon is pretty much business as usual illustration-wise, just how much the two plan before starting a series?

Hudson Gutierrez
Hudson Gutierrez

what now?

Michael Powell
Michael Powell

I think that with Obstacle he's trying to recreate the City series, so when the Black Witch's defeated Kagami will move along to another world.
Then during the last showdown with her sister, Kagami'll summon the various people she met in her voyage.

Jordan Brooks
Jordan Brooks

Love Live Sunshine! anime
It starts July 2nd

Austin Morris
Austin Morris

holding? with what?

Andrew Richardson
Andrew Richardson

Design Is bad

Josiah Richardson
Josiah Richardson

I think it's plenty detailed considering it's half the size of his average Horizon book.

Dominic Russell
Dominic Russell

With this.

Landon Price
Landon Price

Her hands.

Dominic Ramirez
Dominic Ramirez

holding isnt really the right term.

Jonathan Thompson
Jonathan Thompson

Supressing then?
Asama`s lewd can`t be stopped.

Ian Cruz
Ian Cruz

Head butler is best boy.

Kevin Smith
Kevin Smith

I'd love to have all that

Joshua Adams
Joshua Adams

pushing up might be better

Adam Perry
Adam Perry

That's 60 fucking books, and with standard US LN prices of around $8 for a 300 page book it would end up $480 for just Kawakami's stuff alone.

That's assuming the bigger books don't go up to $20 due to their sheer size.

Chase Torres
Chase Torres

I think it would be hard even for Kawakami to have two series with massive settings in his head at once.
And though the cast is small, they're all very typical Kawakami characters in quirks and development.

Levi Allen
Levi Allen

Prices to increase with thickness, indeed.
9-B is 1050 yen which makes it basically another 1000 pages book.

Brayden Edwards
Brayden Edwards

How is Hex anyhow?

Josiah Reyes
Josiah Reyes

So was it really a bird?

Julian Martinez
Julian Martinez

I would love to put those tits on a chopping board and slice them off.

Bentley Powell
Bentley Powell

Fights on a truly massive scale and weird jokes.
Kagami Kagami gives zero fucks and channels Sayama hard.

OnC light, if you will.

Connor Bell
Connor Bell

So what about witches having sex

Christian Butler
Christian Butler

The longest book(2B), and as far as I can tell most expensive, is 1285 yen which is $11.68.

Eli Williams
Eli Williams

Not yet, but I wouldn`t be surprised one bit. She calls her Manko already.

Cooper Martin
Cooper Martin

Maybe we'll get anther issue of Norman Conquest.

Jace Rodriguez
Jace Rodriguez

They wouldn't be anywhere close to that if they were licensed outside of Japan.

Adam Adams
Adam Adams

I suddenly understood what picrelated was about.
Js06 is a genius.

Isaac Nguyen
Isaac Nguyen

It was not that Horinouchi did not enjoy stories. She had even shed tears over fiction. There was that one story in Japanese class during elementary school…what was it called? That one where the man rescues the crane and the crane came to repay him. The husband was told not to peek when his wife was weaving her cloth, but he did and found out she was the crane. And when the crane prepared to leave in shame…

“ ‘Wait! I’m actually only attracted to birds! Please stay in your true form!’ And then the aroused man spread the crane’s legs and prepared to-…”

The very end had been so awful that she had cried. Their teacher had asked them if this was a happy ending or not and the class had been divided. The radical furries among the boys had gathered together to insist humans and animals should receive equal treatment and it had ultimately led to a class trial, but Horinouchi had to wonder what the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology was thinking with that.

Mason Barnes
Mason Barnes

radical furries

Joshua Carter
Joshua Carter

Gets me everytime.

Jack Russell
Jack Russell

Would Koutarou be Ooshiro or Hiba/Tenzou?

Luis Miller
Luis Miller

A mix, but more of 10ZO. He`s actually useful, and that suffering in the beach heat bit...

Hunter is probably Nate/Yoshi.

Lincoln Ortiz
Lincoln Ortiz

It's God.

Noah Gutierrez
Noah Gutierrez

Do female radical furries no longer exist in OBSTACLE?
(USER WAS LANCED FOR THIS POST)

Kayden Collins
Kayden Collins

he's trying to recreate the City series
You're probably right on the money, given the title Hexennacht is given in the Era list on the back.
Then again, Owari no Chronicle was also called the 1st. AHEAD, and to date we've still never seen anything else set in AHEAD.

Caleb Watson
Caleb Watson

that will pass Sunrise will either give Horizon s3 or that other series was made 12 years ago?

what was the name of it again

Nolan Harris
Nolan Harris

MaiHime?

Isaac Scott
Isaac Scott

M__-H___?
Save us Sunrise, the name is starting to fade from my mind.

Jeremiah Bailey
Jeremiah Bailey

That dog has seen some shit.

Charles Hall
Charles Hall

want to get into this stuff
have to complete OnC and catch up on all volumes of Horizon which is like 4000+ pages before I can properly participate in discussion
Meh.. reading in isolation for that long is kind of a turn off, but I'll probably do it anyways sometime. Anime was great.

Ryder Martinez
Ryder Martinez

Nah, you can participate right form the start.
Horizon doesn`t feel long when you get into it.

Dominic Fisher
Dominic Fisher

You know you don't have to read OnC to read Horizon, right?
Not that you'd want to miss it, but yeah.

Samuel Parker
Samuel Parker

How old is Adele close to 18 years old since the whole crew is full of freshman losers

Cameron Nelson
Cameron Nelson

Class 3 Plum is a third year class, so they're all 17 or 18.

Hudson Torres
Hudson Torres

This picture is pretty damn intidimating anyhow, but yeah I guess if I enjoy it it'll go by quickly.

I'm aware, though I heard it's pretty good so if I'm gonna read it anyways might as well start in proper order.

Jason Wright
Jason Wright

So they are freshman losers right

Do we have an annual freshman hunt when the juniors and senior crew form together to haze and destroy the freshman scum.

Kawamori should make an arc over this

Thomas Perry
Thomas Perry

Otome>Hime

Debate me.

Adam Roberts
Adam Roberts

I like Hime more than Otome, but only because my taste is shit, so don't worry.

Parker Ward
Parker Ward

Shit, I`m sorry, didn`t see your post right away.
I`m all for it, let`s split 9. Got 9A gutted here already.

And since we`re talking about scanning stuff, a question for everyone: how will you guys take it if I do text only pages at 300dpi? Got my hands on Epson GT-1500 here. It`s quite good, but ADF scanning is restricted to 300. Vuescan can upscale it to 600 or my usual 450, but it doesn`t look good.

Size-wise it will be like picrelated, plus some additional sharpening I`m still experimenting with.

Jack Morris
Jack Morris

Kawamori
What's he got to do with this

Luis Murphy
Luis Murphy

So they are freshman
They are Seniors.
Ariadust Academy is a High School.
If you watched the show at all, I don't know how this slipped by.

Owen Walker
Owen Walker

No. They all self destructed with little, if any, Low Gear involvement.
First Gear was destroyed when the king of First Gear tried to seal it off from the other gears and started a run away self destruction of their dimension. Old librarian stops the acceleration of destruction by killing the mechanical dragon that was out of control and takes the blame to let first gear's people keep the belief that their king wasn't an idiot.
Second Gear was destroyed when the people of second gear lost control of their concept core by forgetting it's name and Low Gear has to clean up after them and seal it before it destroys Low Gear.
Third Gear's king spends thousands of years killing off his own subjects and using them as parts for weapons until only one member of the entire race has the ability to have children some convoluted shit happens and the king voluntary lets himself be killed forcing his son to flee Third Gear destroying their world.
Fourth Gear voluntarily destroys itself after talking with old Sayama.

Isaiah Morgan
Isaiah Morgan

Fifth Gear is destroyed after a Low Gear citizen helps them end their endless civil war with Black Sun that had half of the world's concept core.
Sixth Gear is destroyed when they tried to control their world's cycle of death and rebirth so it could up with the losses due to the war and they lost control of it leading to their world's destruction.
Seventh Gear voluntarily destroys itself after a Low Gear citizen helps them make the pinnacle of their body modification art.
Eighth Gear voluntarily destroys itself to go with Shinjou because she was nice to them.
Ninth Gear tries to activate their concept dragon and it goes berserk and is killed by the Ninth Gear king pretending to be a Low Gear citizen.
Tenth Gear was destroyed by Ragnarok when Tenth Gear citizens stole the concept core from those in power.
Low Gear's only crime is taking in refugees from the most incompetent groups of people in existence.

Alexander Brown
Alexander Brown

she's just Asama 2.0
Worse. She's Asama minus the alcoholism and the lewd.

She's not a bad character, but she leaves something to be desired.

Tyler Reyes
Tyler Reyes

Believe it or not, this is actually the first time I noticed that the Suzaku and Dikaio are in this illustration.
Since I'm apparently blind and easily distracted, is the Hedgehog somewhere here as well?

John Collins
John Collins

Well the Suzaku is basically a living orange so no wonder you missed it.

Lucas Evans
Lucas Evans

Hedgehog is behind the giant japanese text floating over Hunter

Carson Garcia
Carson Garcia

she leaves something to be desired.
She's super gay, isn't that enough

Nolan Edwards
Nolan Edwards

Anyone else find it bs that they're having Hourinouchi and Kagami double team everyone? Kagami and Horinouchi alone would have never got past Hunter and they only barely handled Mary after she gave away her techniques in the fight with Hunter which they only managed to figure out and counter with the help of all of Horinouchi's people and the entire American military behind them.

Carson Cooper
Carson Cooper

Not really. It's not like anything is stopping the others from doing the same.

Noah Stewart
Noah Stewart

Their pride is probably what's stopping them.

Isaiah Hill
Isaiah Hill

Oh, you're completely right. Wow, I managed to say something completely stupid without realizing it.

Julian Rodriguez
Julian Rodriguez

It's better than inconsistent powerlevel wanking, at least.

All things considered, having Kagami beat Hourinouchi, then having the Kagami-Hourinouchi pair beat Hunter, then having all three of them collaborate to beat Mary Sue makes a lot of sense. No inexplicable bursts of strength or deus ex machina needed.

The way things are going, all four of them might have to cooperate in some form or another to deal with the Rank 1. Plus, given that the Black Witch is extraordinarily powerful, setting up a scenario where all the major characters have to work together is a lot more logical than having the main protagonist deal with everything alone.

Zachary Harris
Zachary Harris

I think the main issue is that she's essentially been a completely reactive character so far. Kagami does something, and Hourinouchi just gets pulled along for the ride. It'd be nice to see some initiative on her part.

Dominic Peterson
Dominic Peterson

He's planning ahead. Kawakami's willingness to leave open the possibility of other works in each era gives us something to really look forward to.

Brandon Powell
Brandon Powell

Got it. I'll be getting two copies then.

I think it's good enough for text pages, especially since it will save you a lot of trouble and time.

Daniel Hill
Daniel Hill

I want him to write something in EDGE before returning to any of the other eras.

Gavin Hill
Gavin Hill

For a time period called "The Age of the Gods" the powercreep must be amazing!

Blake Lewis
Blake Lewis

https://baka-tsuki.org/project/index.php?title=Horizon:Volume_4B_Chapter_48

William Ross
William Ross

I thought it was just a College Academy that's all

Benjamin Murphy
Benjamin Murphy

Just like your soul is bound by the Earth's gravity, anime is bound by the High School setting.

Parker Russell
Parker Russell

I just want some Kawakami space battles.

Grayson Miller
Grayson Miller

Reading through 3B, I didn't know kawakami wrote "sex scenes". I was kinda unprepared and popped a stiffy,

Does it occur more later on?

Charles Howard
Charles Howard

I can't stop staring at this cover

Robert Sanders
Robert Sanders

Asama: “I’m not sure I like how you put it, but that’s more or less it.”

Her archery, sniping, and bombardments were generally meant to help the people. Sometimes it might come down to relieving stress or shooting for shooting’s sake, but it was generally to help people.

Helping people was a shrine maiden’s job.

Ayden Lee
Ayden Lee

“The Far East created the being known as the Emperor, gained indirect access to the Environmental Gods, and used that power to bring themselves up to the same level as the world nations. Accessing the Environmental Gods meant they could alter the weather, you see. After that, the European forces agreed to a truce with the Far East. But another land put up such a perfect resistance that they had to be subjugated. …Yes, that was the eastern nations from southern Kinki to Mikawa and from Kantou to Oushuu. It is now said that was used as a recreation of the Imperial Court’s later subjugation of Oushuu.”

Okay, this suddenly answers one of the big open questions about the history recreation: why Japan's history has had such a disproportionately large role. All things considered, Japan's history isn't particularly important on a global level until the modern era, so it's always been odd that the Sengoku period would be treated equally with the Thirty Years' War.

If it so happened that the Far East had control over the environmental gods, though, then it's a whole other matter.

Cameron Reed
Cameron Reed

At least once more in the latest book.

Lucas Clark
Lucas Clark

“That was when this world gained its current rules. That was when the Age of the Testament began and the Anti-Decline Pro-Tuning was established. How much do you know about that?”

Backstory incoming!

Isaiah Morales
Isaiah Morales

i bet she helps people with sexual problems too

Nathan Lewis
Nathan Lewis

why didnt everyone else have access to the environmental gods

Sebastian Price
Sebastian Price

Probably for a similar reason to why they ran berserk in the first place. Something must have gone wrong in the terraforming process -- it's pretty odd that a civilization capable of reaching godhood would have problems terraforming one planet.

Jaxson Adams
Jaxson Adams

why Japan's history has had such a disproportionately large role
A second very good reason is given in OnC.

“The Izumo Aviation Institute has an old professor named Professor Tenkyou. He developed this odd theory known as the Divine States-World Interaction Theory. According to this theory, the layout of ley lines gives Japan a layout identical to the entire world.”
[...]
“Japan’s shape causes the Divine States to correspond to the continents of the world. All of those continents possess ley lines and all of those ley lines coincidentally pass through Japan. Or so his theory says.” The elderly soldier pulled a fountain pen from his chest and held the map down with his hand. “I will now indicate where the ley lines connect.”
[...]
“I see. And that is called the Divine States-World Interaction? What good is this absurd idea?”

“According to Professor Tenkyou, the whole influences the part and the part influences the whole. If Japan possesses the layout of the world due to the world’s ley lines passing through, he suggests we could influence the world from here.”

Anthony Adams
Anthony Adams

that sounds pretty mary sue.

Jack Rodriguez
Jack Rodriguez

Right. These two together give Japan its disproportionate influence -- the Divine States-World Interaction Theory means the Far East has the potential to represent the whole world, and the successful creation of the Emperor gave them the political and military clout to ensure that things worked out in their favor.

Adrian Young
Adrian Young

no, what gave them their disproportionate influence was an author that knew that JAPAN STRONG would make Otaku buy it like crazy.

Kevin Campbell
Kevin Campbell

You're forgeting that almost all of it was covered up.

1st was destroyed because their king was afraid of other world powers and want to seal its world from the others as fast as possible. If not for Siegfried appearance , who showed them that even man from the lovest Gear could destroy their dragons it probably won't happend that early on.

2nd Gear asked for help with Yamata from the Low-Gear, but the Hiromasa didn't make it in time, so it's partially his fault for not doing anything untill it's to late.

3nd Gear was destroyed when Ryuutetsu willingly killed their last man, and if not for Chronos master plan their race would completely cease to exist. (Mikage was supposed to be just a normal human after her evolution)

Kaoru was the only one who've made the contact with 4rd Gear, and if not for him it would probably survive untill the time of destruction.

5th Gear was destroyed because Thunderson willingly volontiereed to be their pilot and thus gave them power they needed to defeat Black Sun. If not for him - Civil War would continue on.

6th Gear is a tricky one, because there is not much we know about it. As far as I understand - people of 6th gave Vajra to Izumo's grandfather to control Vritra and he couldn't do it.

7th Gear is a tricky one too. They choose to gave their Concept Core to Low-Gear because they take interest in it. You could say Chao triggered they whole plan because of her inexpirienced body modification techniques.

I'll gave you 8th Gear.

Ninth Gear tries to activate their concept dragon and it goes berserk and is killed by the Ninth Gear king pretending to be a Low Gear citizen.

Zahhak never goes berserk, it was destroyed by their king siding with Low Gear because it was a weapon of mass destruction. It was preemptive strike kinda like with Top-Gear.

Isaac Foster
Isaac Foster

>Tenth Gear was destroyed by Ragnarok when Tenth Gear citizens stole the concept core from those in power.
Not exactly. 10th Gear citizens sent concepts out of control to devour world tree, but 10th Gear gods gave Izumo grandafther Gungnir to destroy the world tree and the world with it. They kinda make him responsible.

So as you can see if not for Low-Gear involvement most of the worlds would still continue to exist at least for some time.

Brandon Wood
Brandon Wood

And normally that would be enough, in-universe justifications be damned. We should be glad that Kawakami at least has plausible in-universe mechanisms by which Japan STRONG happens, instead of forcing it by authorial fiat.

Camden King
Camden King

Well, they still ended up with all the Concept cores in their world. If I had been a survivor of one of the destroyed Gears I'd be at least a little suspicious of how they were acquired.
But yeah, Low Gear did nothing wrong and it's kind of silly how angry everyone is at them for winning. I guess they're mostly just sore losers.

Noah Smith
Noah Smith

When does the latest book come out?

Robert Bell
Robert Bell

It's about as plausible as the MC being born with the talent of the greatest 10 martial heroes combined.

Ethan Gomez
Ethan Gomez

It's not even that strange, it's just that the Japanese islands happen to be a
crossing point for leylines.

Benjamin Howard
Benjamin Howard

Next book comes out on the 8th of next month. Or 10th. Usually 8th.
http://dengekibunko.jp/newreleases/978-4-04-892120-6/
Well what do you know, 10th this time.

Evan Walker
Evan Walker

1050yen
Oh god, it's going to be a monster.

Nolan Perry
Nolan Perry

very convenient coincidence. just like the MC having a super special power.

Dylan Reyes
Dylan Reyes

Do they fug?

Asher Cook
Asher Cook

there are no translated doujins of those two
there is only one translated doujin of the witches
no translated automated doll doujins
no translated sensei doujins
almost all the translated doujins are of toori having consensual heterosexual sex, with most of the remaining ones being tenzou with mary

YAWN

Nolan Hughes
Nolan Hughes

And what you want him to do? Have a story set in America with all American characters like in all American media? You couldn't possibly blame Japanese author for having a convoluted reason to put a story in his home country.

Hudson Wood
Hudson Wood

Its about as coincidental as Bumblebee, the first of the autobots to arrive, being in America in the Bayformers movies.
Or Hollywood changing the setting of movie adaptations to America just because they want to.

Isaac Anderson
Isaac Anderson

u cant blame them desu
anime have 2 season only
Nop

Lucas Jenkins
Lucas Jenkins

Think it the other way around, if the protagonist didn't have any special power his life would be normal, but there's a story precisely because he has those power. It could be anyone else.

Oliver Flores
Oliver Flores

This.

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