Mudazumo Naki Kaikaku 55
Well, let’s start blogging Mudazumo Naki Kaikaku. Of course, you’ll want to know what it is. And that’s what I’ll be talking about in this post. Or wait, do you not want to read through this post? Then read through the manga, because, mark my words – IT IS FUCKING BADASS. Mudazumo Naki Kaikaku is hands-down the BEST manga I have EVER THOUGHT I FINISHED, because I thought I finished it, but I, uh, didn’t…
Why did I start blogging MUDAZUMO NAKI KAIKAKU at Chapter 55, instead of Chapter 54 or Chapter 56 or Chapter 1 or Chapter 301 or Chapter -23 or Chapter 55.7?
Well, you see, Chapter -23 and Chapter 55.7 do not exist. Chapter 301 is not out yet, and starting at Chapter 1 would take too much time. Similarly, starting at Chapter 54 would take me three posts before I caught up to the manga, and as you know, I hardly have enough time to make so many posts. Starting at Chapter 56 would make me delve into speculation right off the bat, instead of having at least one recap post.
So, I start blogging Mudazumo Naki Kaikaku at Chapter 55. Yes, that sentence looks weird, but you guys just live in the past. I live in the PRESENT. I’m sure you’re all very TENSE with these horrible puns
Perhaps a better question would be, “Why are you blogging Mudazumo Naki Kaikaku at all?!”, to which I would respond, “Drown in a well off the coast of Finland.” It seems like a non sequitur at first, but when you delve DEEPER into the issue as WELL, you’ll find that yes, it is a non sequitur. The actual better question is, “Why the well are you still blogging!?!”, to which I have no reply but to stare at you in the face, tears running down the sleeves of my over-worn shirt.
I guess I was too lazy to re-read the previous 48 chapters to see what time that took place, because I don’t remember what time that took place. Everybody looks like the same age, Yukari’s still mope-y over Koizumi’s death (WHOOPS THAT WAS A SPOILER), and there’s no mention of Bush (nor, for that matter, Obama) at all, even though now, it’s suddenly the August of 2009, and Aso Taro has been elected out of Prime Minister. Hatoyama Yukio of the Democratic Party of Japan is now the Prime Minister of Japan, to the elation of DPJ member and Aso’s arch-rival, Kan Naoto, until he finds out that whoops; Hatoyama’s an Venusian alien. It’s hard to be a Venusian without being an alien, y’know?
I really didn’t notice the ‘Coming Soon’ at the end of Chapter 48, so I really did think Mudazumo Naki Kaikaku ended. Of course, there were many other hints; it was the OUTBREAK of the TWILIGHT of the Gods’ War, the FIRST Battle of Ragnarök, after all…
Yet, Chapter 48 came out on April 18th, 2011. The chapters are released bi-weekly (every fortnight), and Chapter 49 did not come out until July 1st, and weren’t scanlated until August 14th…
I suppose this post won’t actually be about Chapter 55. It’ll be an introduction to MUDAZUMO NAKI KAIKAKU. Let’s start introductioning:
Mudazumo Naki Kaikaku is about world leaders playing mahjong. Everything is based on gambling with mahjong; if you beat your opponent in mahjong, you win everything they bet. But since these are world leaders, they’re not betting petty cash; they’re betting F-15 Eagles and Aegis Warships, they’re putting their own lives at stake.
The first part (up till Chapter 48) had the world’s political leaders and country representatives face off against space Nazis on the moon in mahjong. Both sides, well, cheated, using loaded dice, sound-wave reading technology that allows you to see the opponents’ hands, strong grips to scrape off the markings on the tiles into becoming a white tile, poison nerve needles embedded into the tiles, wall arranging into a good position through skilful manipulation of an automatic mahjong dealing machine, uranium mahjong tiles that would explode, and for Hitler and Pope Benedict XVI, the ability to see into the future.
Space Nazis on the moon.
And Hitler is still alive.
And he can read into the future.
Well, no, not really. He’s dead, now. Koizumi Junichiro, the former Prime Minister of Japan, flies to the moon along with Honda’s ASIMO robot, and defeats Hitler in a suicidal epic game of mahjong, with a 27-page-spread of his final finishing move. I wanted to piece together those 27 pages and make an epic wall spread, but I realized that there were gaps between the pages after I already pieced together three images… :(
When you realize that normal finishing moves like this are plenty ~BADASS~ by themselves, now imagine a 27-page-long finishing move…
Yes. Mudazumo Naki Kaikaku is badass. Everybody in Mudazumo Naki Kaikaku is badass, except for the people who aren’t, like Sugimura Taizou. Except Taizou’s badass when he strips.
…I bet you’re repulsed by what I just said. Just… just read Mudazumo Naki Kaikaku. Seriously. I’m not even going to continue re-capping this manga. Just read it so I don’t have to make these stupid posts anymore. It’ll be worth your time. I promise.
And this post… I’ll make more like it soon. I guess. Gosh, this wasn’t really about Chapter 55, was it?