It all starts with the many trails and hardships of a young boy. At first glance he seems like any other young man trying to make his way through society, but he has an odd hobby. He seeks out strength more than anyone else! Six floors under the Tokyo Dome exists an frightening place. A literal "sacred ground" for those who desire power! A place that exists for the sole reason of deciding the world's strongest man! This is about non other that Grappler Hanma Baki!
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Chapter 188 - Proof of Friendship
A military facility surrounded by darkness. Who the one with the stealthy glance that surveys the area?
Stridum, If you want to continue this relationship,
One a year come for me.
I don't care If your methods are fair play or not.
Try to surprise me.
Swords are fine. Weapons are fine. Explosives are fine, Use a nuke if you wish.
Arm yourself with anything, and come at me with the determination to defeat me.
If you want to name yourself as Hanma Yujiro's friend,
If you want to be recognized as the Ogre's close associate ...
That is only sure fire way, Stridum.
Conspire to kill me.
Stridum: Yujiro, this time around...
Yujiro: HAHAHAHAHA ...
Yujiro: HAHAHAHA ...
Yujiro: "This time", what!!?
Yujiro: No, don't say anything.
Yujiro: Last year it was "A once in 100 year incident"
Two years ago, "Once in a blue moon"
before that was "The pinnacle of odd happenings"
Yujiro: It's just like some catchphrase radio show.
Yujiro: Stridum, you didn't keep your promise.
Yujiro: You're coming at me knowing there's no way you can win.
Stridum: No ...
There are explosives hidden within my hands.
There are explosvies hidden within the tips of my boots.
Stridum: Haha ...
If I could just get a hit in.
Stridum: Even if you are the "Ogre", you're still bore of humans. That's a misreading not becoming of Hanma Yujiro.
Yujiro: What's was that about me misreading you?
Stridum: Ogre, there as strong misconception here.
Here and now, I'm throwing away all notions of victory.
Equipped to perfection he challenges him and is defeated without flaw.
However a promise was kept. Their friendship will continue for another year.
Sunday, March 7, 2010
Chapter 187 - My friend.
An American military base within Japan.
Holding the presence of the latest military prowess holders.
Stridum: It'll be repeating myself but I'll said it again ...
Do not expect any benevolence ...
This isn't to protect yourselves from violence and injustice,
This is plain and simple violence.
In other words techniques and skills used on the battlefield.
Therefore there is no fouls here.
If there is some foul play to be used, use them immediately.
I've looked through all of your personal achievements.
Mark, stand up.
Yo have a long career in Muay Thai, also in Mixed Martial Arts.
You've also participated within the pro leagues.
This is an order. Defeat me in a free fight.
Mark: Yes sir.
Stridum: Howard, you're next.
Howard, who has experience in Judo, is stopped with poke to the eyes.
Richard, who has experience in Boxing, is defeated with a back throw.
Smith, who has Pro Wresling experience, is stopped with a blow.
Takahashi, who has experience with Jujutsu, is restrained and tied up.
Stridum: The difference between civilian fighting and military fighting. You dimwits should have felt the difference today.
Throw away all notions of fair play. That is the fighting style to be used on the battlefield. That is all.
You are all dismissed!
My friend, I've kept you for some time now.
Now, at this moment, my preparations are nearing completion
I have confidence that this wwon't disappoint you.
This day ...
This night ...
You've been waiting patiently for it to come.
I'm coming for you my friend! Hanma Yujiro!!
Soldier of the strongest Army, American soldier Stridum!
Bearing the latest protection and weaponry he challenges Hanma Yujiro!
Saturday, March 6, 2010
Chapter 186 - Fighting Genes.
The wailing of the defeated.
The short story of Ali. Jr. after losing to Baki.
He made such a dreadful face.
That handsome face overflowing with self confidence.
"There is nothing I cannot acquire", that facet that believes in tomorrow.
Everything shattered and broken.
That confident air, hotshot attitude, conceit, arrogance, haughtiness, that self precedence.
Those tears ...
dripping nose ...
Everything coming together and mixing ... that fluid ...
It was beautiful ...
My actions ... weren't mistaken ...
Just how long were we like that ...
Till my clothes where drenched and heavy from all his tears ,,,
I appreciate what you did from the bottom of my heart.
Jr: Is it alright if I ask you something?
Jr: Why? Wh were did you hug me for such a long time?
Jr: With such gentleness, pouring your heart into it. Such heat ...
Kozoe: It's hard to put into words ...
Kozoe: If it was your mother I'm sure she would have done the same, I thought something like that.
Jr: Even though I'm not your lover?
Kozoe: There was love in my actions.
Jr: I don't understand what you're saying exactly.
Kozoe: Why do you say love when I'm not your lover.
Kozoe: Romantic love isn't needed for affection between people.
Kozoe: You're mother wasn't romantically infatuated with you, but she loved you.
Ali: I've fallen for one hell of a woman. Compared to you I'm just a novice when it comes to love.
Ali: Surely, the one who taught you such love ...
Ali: Was probably him right? Hanma Baki.
Losing victory. Losing his love.
Ali: A beautiful love. Once again, thank you.
Was it unrequited love? No, that's not it.
Hanma Baki didn't even put up a fight. In terms of love ...
he wasn't defeated.
Kozoe: I'm heading out. !
Baki: We don't see each other when we leave to our own things.
Kozoe: You won't ask me? What I've been doing for this half year?
Baki: What were you doing?
Kozoe: I was living in happiness.
Baki: I thought as much.
Kozoe: Don't take me seriously!
Kozoe: If you are happy, it's alright if it isn't with me.
We haven't been apart so long that they've split into different directions.
For now ...
Within the center of passionate love for a little longer.
Next to the person he loves, Baki's heart is at peace. Resting himself completely for the next battle!!