Seems that the principal was under all of this mess – he wanted Manabizaki and Mayoi to expand the influence of the underworld.
The teachers have had enough of this, so they take sticks and beat him up.
Mayoi injects himself with the potion that made Touji (Iwashida, remember) a zombie capable of using chainsaws to kick giant lobsters in suits.
He now is capable of controlling INFINITE AMOUNTS OF EYEBALLS THAT APPEAR FROM NOWHERE and use them to quickly dispatch of Toudou.
Hasuno gets the potion, but Mayoi throws a bunch of exploding eyeballs at her.
However, Manabizaki blocks the eyeballs and then dies.
I think the point was made pretty clear
After he dies, he gets resolve and then wakes up again.
And then HOLY FUCK WHAT THE HELL
If I’m getting this right, he summons a giant pillar that extends all the way to the heavens (out of nothing but the energy Einstein’s giving off from rolling around in his grave right now) and pierces entirely through Mayoi.
I don’t even
Mutou and Yamikura duke it out, with Yamikura obviously winning.
On the other hand, Manabizaki’s not so lucky, with Mayoi cutting him in half (?) with two giant butcher’s knives.
Unable to fight, doom is certain for Manabizaki…
…until a newly-powered-up Toudou arrives and beats the shit out of Mayoi.
I’m just writing this for the plot right now, so Laziness yeah.
“(in tree-demon speak) THERE’S A TREE ON MY NOSE GRAAAAAAH”
Alright, I’ll add one more picture this time.
Iwashida gets “awakened”, as the 300th test subject of the crazy dude who eats blooded bread for breakfast, spread with a butcher knife – Shuryaku Mayoi, the leader of “Akki”.
Actually, it was probably as an afternoon snack, but oh well.
Anyways, because he got awakened, he gains SUPPER POWERS and proceeds to KILOGRAM THE SOUP out of Manabizaki, although he’ll die in about an hour because of physical exhaustion.
However, Owari and that other guy who got introduced way too fast stop those evil zombie trees from killing them.
Nevertheless, that’s not enough – the whole school is thrown into chaos as all three hundred test subjects are thrown into the wild, and a dramatic battle ensues between Mutou and Yamikura, Owari and ZOMBIEZZZZZZZZ, and finally… Manabizaki vs. Mayoi.
He’s got three eyes, and can read your subconscious.
WHAT’S GONNA HAPPEN OH EM GEEEEEEEE
Hey, I just realized that Tower of God now has more chapters than this. I think it always did have more chapters than this. Gotta check :V
And for once, I made a post ahead of time!
…to be published three days after I finish this sentence.
Ain’t a picture worth a thousand words?
There’s always a need for slimes! Especially when you’re hunting for Slime Bubbles and Squishy Liquids…
They go visit Kirishima in the hospital, and that other girl reveals that she might like Manabizaki.
It’s revealed that Iwashida’s name is Touji, and his unnamed sister is working as a nurse in the hospital.
Although they both meet the creepiness criterion, both aren’t Touji’s sister
…When the chapter ends with “An Expected Development…”, you know the manga sucks. BUT I MUST ENDURE THE SPIRITUAL PAIN
Yamikura just wasn’t good enough to act as a referee…
Manabizaki decides to eat dango, and then goes out to a riverbank underneath a bridge to train. Because people always train on a riverbank underneath a bridge. I’m serious here.
Then some little kid comes and explains how resolve works.
It’s revealed that he’s Owari, the… Teppen holder? Or something. They explained it a long time ago.
Huuhhh what? Is it just me or do people use static electricity to explain /everything/ now? Is it because we’re so inferior that the only natural thing we can think of is electricity? What about, say, ‘this person’s gun fires faster’ or something simple and realistic like that?
As I’ve said before, I hate things that lie on fringes – this is obviously unrealistic but it’s trying to balance it out with ‘science’. Doesn’t. Make. Sense.
Just say ‘oh, we can’t explain this’ and there won’t be any plot holes because there will be too many plot holes!
I wish I was that guy on the slide on the center top
What’s more, apparently they say that only 1 out of 10 million people posses (prononced: PAWS-es) the reverse resolve power. HOW COME THERE ARE TWO PEOPLE IN THE SAME SCHOOL WHO HAVE IT, THEN?! Don’t argue Poisson Distribution with me because there AREN’T THAT MANY PEOPLE IN THE SCHOOL TO BEGIN WITH (probably not even two thousand; then how can there be so many normal resolve users? That makes the percentage of people possessing (PAWS-essee-nnn) like, at least 1%! What the hell is happening with the police? You’d expect them to, y’know, quench this sort of civil disorder with some tanks or something but they leave everything alone!
This applies to near every other battle manga out there; there’s no police in Beelzebub EVEN THOUGH THE WORLD IS ABOUT TO END AND THEY COULD STOP IT WITH A SINGLE NUKE, no interference in Reborn! EVEN THOUGH IT’S ABOUT MAFIA! NOT ONE SINGLE MOTHERFUCKING MENTION OF POLICE OCCURS. EVER. THAT’S NOT WHAT HAPPENS IN REAL LIFE KK
I’m only arguing this because SWOT’s trying to stay ‘realistic’ with its ‘scientific’ ‘explanations’; just be like Gash Bell and say it’s magic, mmk?
Horrible Icebreakers Part Two
Yamikura’s horrible attempt to introduce Manabizaki to Real Fightin’ Crap (a branch of KFC) was the only thing I understood this chapter.
Mutou, the person he was fighting, used some sort of weird skill I didn’t understand cause this isn’t animated, and then some guy stopped them from fighting by putting his kitchen knife straight between their swords. Oh, and his wrist isn’t affected even though they’re cutting his wrist, not the kitchen knife. Oh, and because using a book right between the two swords would be SO MUCH HARDER.
Yes, our real fighting crap is selling extremely well! I can just smell the money in front of me!
Yeah, one bad thing about manga is its inability to properly express battles and… animation. Here’s a perfect example; I had no idea what’s going on, as far as I can tell pacmen grew out of Yamikura’s hand and stabbed this person in the chest without killing him. Whereas in manga like Bleach, the author realizes this and slows the battle down to a minute every chapter, or Bakuman, where the author doesn’t even include any action. It’s hard to make action manga; you’ll notice that generally speaking, even in action manga, more emphasis is placed on tactics and strategy – nobody wins through brute force, they have to have backup plans and backup plans and traps and backup plans, a new skill right before s/he’s about to die, and/or BELIEVING IN THE POWER OF YOURSELF.
Oh well, manga wasn’t set for action. Even Beelzebub turned away from brute fighting and into volleyball. And crying babies. And zombies.
Information wants to be free! Wiki wiki wiki wiki wiki
This is just getting ridiculous.
Coming to Theatres Yesterday.
Manabizaki tries to activate his reverse resolve, whatever that does, but obviously fails.
Two sophomores (what does that even mean? Just use Grade 10/11/12 kk pl0x), FRAN and
REMI MUTOU, beat the crap out of Kirishima.
Fran, this really fat dude, uses REVERSE RESOLVE and becomes IRON MAN
He falls out a window and dies.
It’s bat MAN, thank you very much
Mutou, the other guy who didn’t care that Fran just died a second ago, uses a KATANA and something MAGICAL happens and stuff.
Yamikura appears and blocks Mutou with a KATANA and something MAGICAL and stuff.
Seriously, this is more far-fetched than Beelzebub. At least for Beelzebub, the girl juggling four guns at once was somewhat explained, instead of using something stupid like RESOLVE, which apparently EVERYONE in the school has. How can there still be teachers at the school?! Why would people still even ATTEND school?!
It just doesn’t make sense.
I want to drop this, but I don’t know. It should get good, I hope it gets good, and it better get good; but bottom line, if the plot doesn’t start to get more explained and streamlined by Chapter 20, SWOT’s gonna get dropped by me.
Then again, that’d be suckish if it starts getting good right after Chapter 30, and then I won’t be able to say that I’ve blogged it all along ;~;
“I’M MAKING A BABY!
We become motherfucking Pikachu. Get it?
Toudou suddenly has
Pikachus growing light coming out of his fists.
Flashback to some guy called Haraguchi dying in a hospital while Toudou and Kirishima CRY over him ;~;
:T Ergo, TEEVEE is fake. :V
Toudou explains that only after (BTW, he’s a freshman in high school) you ‘risk your life in battle’ do you gain the power of ‘resolve’.
Apparently his fists are Pikachu because he has RESOLVE. But you only get resolve after you don’t solve it the first time; meaning people who resolve are stupid.
I, for one, just solve, and thus am inherently superior to all of those lower beings.
It’s only massive because Toudou’s too fat
Anyways his resolving skills, while seemingly not helping him much in math, manage to grow his girth to extraordinary amounts, creating a ‘Hell’s Massive Fist’ through sheer fat-power. And resolve.
Just as he’s about to kill Manabizaki, Iwashida jumps in and takes the hit for him. He doesn’t die because hard hats are awesome protection.
Finally, Manabizaki decides to become REALLY REALLY LAZY, and because being LAZY is the opposite of having RESOLVE, Toudou faints through all of this anti-resolve.
“Nooo! A lazy person! Our eternal enemy! Let’s all self-implode because that’s what people with resolve do when lazy people are around them!”
Seriously though, where the heck do mangaka come up with these stupid ideas? Always having some stupid explanation like ‘resolve’ or ‘willpower’ instead of ‘we’re genetically /better/ than you guys, thus we can fly and stab yin-yang orbs with our gohei’? And for god’s sakes, let us not forget this setting – it’s in a FUCKING HIGHSCHOOL, these people aren’t HARDCORE VETERAN VIETNAM WAR MELEE INSURGENTS. They’re HIGH SCHOOL KIDS. With a MOMMY and a DADDY.
I can just imagine the conversations they’d have…
Mom: “Hey Manabizaki, why do you have blood on your shirt?”
Manabizaki: “Oh, y’know, I just punched a guy straight into the school roof, where all important battles must take place, causing structural damage that totals out to about $4,000.”
Mom: “That’s nice. Go clean your room.”
Manabizaki: “But MOM! I HAVE TO KILL THIS PERSON WHO’S THREATENING ALL OF MY FRIENDS EVEN THOUGH HE’S IN HIGH SCHOOL AND REALLY I SHOULDN’T GIVE A FLYING FUCK!”
Mom: “Do what I say, go clean your room RIGHT NOW, young man. I don’t want you to use that kind of language in front of me!”
Naturally, Asian parents should be more strict so I don’t get how these battles even take place. Unless they’re orphans and somehow get enough money for food and a place to stay every night.
OH WELL WHO CARES
Now that’s a fashion statement right there.
Iwashida BRAVELY ‘defends’ Hasuno, but thankfully, Manabizaki arrives at the nick of time.
Toudou and Manabizaki promptly starts fightin. DON’T BE FIGHTIN’ but they are.
The impossibility of this statement is reflected in Iwashida’s face
Manabizaki punches Toudou, who faints. THEN SUDDENLY EVIL CHOPSTICK MONSTER
Oh, and somehow, Okiku appears from wherever she was and watches helplessly as Manabizaki attempts to kill the evil chopstick monster.
HE LIVES UNDER YOUR BED AND EATS YOUR CHOPSTICKS
Meanwhile, Yamikura decimates the Owl (those evil people I briefly mentioned last time)’s people with one blast. BECAUSE HE LOVES CLEANING SO MUCH
Finally, Toudou revives and starts firing bits of danmaku at Manabizaki…
Shit is a horrible name for a death attack.
Huh what? So now we have magic, while there was no hint of this before? Kirishima manages to basically kill everyone? Who’s that emo-looking guy anyways? Why do I keep writing Toudou as Touhou?
These questions, and many more, will be answered on the next episode of…
“Because I never had any resolve before.”
Would’ve blogged Durarara 12.5 if I wasn’t crunched on time :V
Nevertheless, I am crunched on time, so nope.
Maybe it’s a student counselling mushroom?
Manabizaki and Kirishima duke it out with wtf-flying-baseball-shotguns and… book… powers.
Meanwhile, Hasuno has her own problems…
THAT FRIGGING CLOUD WON’T GO AWAY
Let us not delve deeply into the political circumstances of said cloud, and focus instead on the more pressing matter…
WHEEE I’M DOING A BACKFLIP WHILE THROWING A BASEBALL
Even with this unique disadvantage, Manabizaki manages to use his leg and somehow kicks the baseball, sending it flying back at Kirishima before it breaks in half, Kirishima only managing to batting away one of the halves before taking a direct hit.
Following that, just before Toudou strikes the final blow…
IWASHIDA ARRIVES AND BLOCKS IT WITH HIS BARE ARM
Finally, Manabizaki uses his ALPHA STIGMA to systematically deconstruct Kirishima, who doesn’t die because systematic deconstruction is impossible.
(Oh, also this guy called Owl appears menacingly in the background. HE’S SKIPPIN SCHOOL SOMEONE TELL HIS PARENTS)
That’s why I’m floating upside down with only one eye.
…Really, the pacing for this is far too fast. We’re introduced to characters who I barely remember the name to, a goal right off the bat without a suitable explanation except that somehow, there’s a great organized hierarchy of high school students and whoever goes to the top automatically rules them all or something. And the adults have no idea about anything suspicious happening. Oh, and the police aren’t involved. That either means this is something stupidly big and the police have no control (impossible), or that this whole ‘Teppen’ thing is stupidly small and you gain neither ‘fame’ or ‘power’ (and definitely no ‘money’) by achieving it.
Everything’s far too exaggerated, to the point of Ookami-san-esque comedy – they’re just making a mountain out of a molehill, and not in the positive sense either. Though they did fix it in Ookami-san at the end, throwing away the whole Hitsujikai plot because it was obviously stupid and he was just a secondary character anywho.
The pacing’s more like an anime than a manga, in which case it would make sense; at this point, the anime would have been two thirds through, and… well, he can’t possibly reach the Teppen in 4 episodes :V
I have absolutely no idea how this is going to develop. I guess it’s the same with most high school fightin’ mango, though even Beelzebub is even more realistic (baby Beel excepting), though still wtf.
That said, I do look forward to the next few chapters. If this doesn’t start kickin’ off with some good ol’ fashioned common sense soon, I see a drop imminent…
And the mangaka’s artistic skills are just /brilliant/.
Manabizaki takes an exam after missing ta previous exam.
Unfortunately, THERE ARE A TON OF SCARY GUYS
YUKARI MAKES GAPS IN TA WALL WHILE RANDOM PEOPLE ARE PUNCHING THIS GUY NAMED Koori YAMIKURA who I was TOO LAZY ta INTRODUCE like 5 chapters ago.
BUT RIGHT BEFORE YAMIKURA GETS STABBED IN TA EYEBALL BY SOME NINEBALL MANABIZAKI COMES AND SAVES TA DAY
Unfortunately WEIRD FLOATING MASKS ARE WEIRDLY FLOATING AROUND HIM
Harazaki NOGIKU is about ta get PWNT by some FAT GUY.
Wait who is she again WHO CARES
Manabizaki and Yamikura are HANGED
Everyone else ALSO DIES THE END
…In all seriousness though, this manga sucks. I foresee no possible (meaning no ‘Hey, let’s just abandon this plotline and talk about Manabizaki’s father, a guy working in NASA who suddenly found a new extraterrestrial planet with ALIENS on it. Oh, and Manabizaki’s never going ta appear. Ever again.), likely (meaning no ‘Manabizaki’s actually an evil space alien… FROM SPACE’), and interesting (meaning no ‘Then they went ta school, Manabizaki got into whichever school he wanted ta get into and he lived a happy life for ta rest of his… life). Too much a copy of Beelzebub too; I expect this’ll definitely get cancelled 30 chapters in.
That and my summaries suck, so ya should probably read it before it gets to 30 chapters long.
Alright, so because I became lazy during the last post, the ninja is actually a person.
So Manabizaki’s being an idiot when suddenly Iwashida decides to EAT A VENDING MACHINE
BUT THE KING OF THE VENDING MACHINE IS ON A HILL
Anyways some guy called KIRISHIMA talks to Manabizaki and reveals that if you are ON DRUGS you can become KING OF THE WORLD
But Manabizaki doesn’t care because he wants to EAT NASA
Anyways the KING comes and reveals his LOVE for children’s bikes.
But Kirishima (I swear I heard that name before somewhere) gets a baseball and a bat and scares everyone cause bats are scary
Anyways Kirishima goes away after brutally killing everyone and everyone gets brutally killed. Then suddenly a CHALLENGER APPEARS whose presence is only known as “Okiku” after brutally kicking Hasuno and Hasuno gets brutally kicked.
WHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE I can’t say anything right now. I know I heard Kirishima somewhere but all I got was this evil thing and that girl from Bakatest. This manga sorta really fails at foreshadowing – I mean, obvious introduction at the end of chapter =/= good foreshadowing. The author seems like some newb (=/= noob) guy; so far, the only series he’s worked on is Zan, an 18-chapter manga, and a one-shot that has a grand total of 20 readers (and myself) on MAL.
I hope this goes somewhere, but as far as I see it’s gonna end by the third volume if something big doesn’t happen. The thing is, he’s stuck between a rock and a hard place here; if you don’t add something really big, it’s going to end. If you do, the plot’s going to be really really screwy. Look at Beelzebub and Yu Yu Hakusho – Beel had the protagonists going to some weird demon kingdom for like 10 chapters and immediately after have a normal school life. Yu Yu Hakusho’s ending completely failed with that weird tournament thing being introduced from absolutely nothing. All shonen manga need something supernatural or crazy awesome to succeed – you just run out of baddies to punch in a normal high school.
Personally, I’d rather this end normally than introduce some “HEY ALIENS HAVE APPEARED OUT OF NOWHERE” thing. Or maybe, that’ll be introduced later on because this guy planned everything in advance? That’d be some heavy foreshadowing with Manabizaki wanting to
eat er, kill dissect scientifically study …[insert verb here] aliens.
Oh well, it’s the fifth chapter, there’s nothing to freaking analyze. THE END.
I think he meant compl-eat…
[Announcement: Yes, that’s right; Onemanga officially closes down today. In honour of one of the best manga-sharing sites out there, here’s a manga post (before I can’t access it anymore) RIP Onemanga ;_;]
In a Beelzebub-esque delinquent-highschool place, where people with swords and maple-leaf shields fight all day, a NEW TRANSFER STUDENT COMES!
He is known as…
MANABIZAKI is a white-haired guy who studies a lot. Thusly, he is a GENIUS. Anyways, he decides to kill a bunch of people ’cause they’re interrupting his studying by being loud and rude.
He wants to ATTEND TOUDAI and work for NASA because this school has a HIGH RATE of people going to TOUDAI
BUT THAT’S A LIE
BECAUSE ICHIGO LIVES HERE
Anyways some weak guy called IWASHIDA decides to STALK Manabizaki ’cause he wants to GET STRONGAR
And then they find some girl named Nene HASUNO who PUNCHES A BUNCH OF DELINQUENTS
So MANABIZAKI shows his MANLY TSUNDERENESS
Some random baddy comes and does random baddy stuff, he fights with Manabizaki and loses, etc. etc. etc. blah blah blah
So that’s the end of the one-shot.
Chapter one’s exactly the same, except HE HAS RED HAIR
Chapter two’s exactly the same, except they fight MORE PEOPLE
Chapter three’s exactly the same, but some EVIL NINJAS COME
Chapter four’s exactly the same, but Manabizaki PUNCHES MORE PEOPLE
…If there’s one thing I’ve learned while making this post, it’s that trying to make a post of 4 chapters that say the exact same thing gets boring, /fast/.
This story seems way too similar to Beelzebub – some overpowered guy punches a bunch of underpowered people in a school full of delinquents. Then again, it is Shonen Jump – what manga doesn’t have an overpowered guy punching a bunch of underpowered people?
It has potential, but I think it’ll have to revert to supernatural stuff really soon – stories like these last no longer than 20 chapters, because after that there’s noone to punch anymore.
I’m not sure what else to say, so… till next time?
One-Shot (SWOT Chapter 0) Overall Rating: 4/10 (Good)