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!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Son of Ogre 227

Are you eating?

Chapter 227 - Tofu.

Retsu: I should be standing still ...

My surroundings are melting ...

Misjudging the Pro Boxers strength, Retsu makes a blunder. With the lead to more mistakes!!

With the exception of me, everything is dissolving ... The enemy as well!!

Retsu: All fused like that, he's coming at me.

Retsu: However, this fusing scenery ... It's not my first experience ...

Coach: You OK!?

Teacher: Retsu. Do not block this next attack.

Teacher: Don't move.

Teacher: Can you hear me ...

Teacher: Effective, right? An attack from a steel sand filled bag ...

Retsu: ...

Teacher: Even my appearance, you can't even perceive it properly.

Teacher: Stand up.

Retsu: ~~~!!!

Teacher: This is tofu.

Teacher: Placed on top of water, this will represent the relation between the human brain and the skull.

Teacher: You strike it.

Teacher: From the shock from the outside, it easily crumbles.

Teacher: This is just what

Teacher: Happened within your skull.

Teacher: Here I have one more prepared.

Teacher: That defense you have learned, with just one mistake it all is naught.

Teacher: While cursing your naive discipline, a day will come when you won't be able to even punch properly.

Teacher: If so ...

Retsu: Does he intend to hit it with all his might ...!?

Teacher: ... what to do!?

Teacher: This is what you do.

The method to recover from damage learned during his younger days ...
Will this be the door leading to Retsu' reversing vitory!!?


  1. Thanks for the new chapter so quickly after 226, the next chapter looks promising and it's always interesting to see more about Retsu's training in his youth.

  2. Thank you, for the new chapter.

  3. Thanks, what crazy move. Breakdance Kenpo.

  4. Basically yielding?

  5. omgomgomgomgomgomgomgomgthankuthankuthankuthankuthanku!

    hahaha i knew it! chinese kenpo does it again!

  6. "That defense you have learned, with just one mistake it all is naught"

    it was a little confusing to me so i thought id help clarify for anyone who doesnt get it, means "all the defense techniques you have learned become pointless if you make just one mistake of being hit with something like that", so basically, in that case you use this new defense technique...

    is that correct soniku? that is so epic...

  7. That's right.

    I posted it quickly to get it off my mind and enjoy Comic Con. On Friday there were some decent manga/anime related stuff going on. Hopefully when I go back tomorrow there will be more.

  8. hey man, im not complaining... as long as i get the basic gist i'm happy :)

  9. Yep Im just happy whenever I get to read some new baki thanks again

  10. i like how in the second last panel retsu's sifu, while sticking the bowl out to show restu how the tofu remains undamaged, also looks like he is gifting or presenting retsu with the solution to the "smoke" dilemma, and the dust kicked up by his spinning looks like he is presenting him with this solution through smoke itself! very powerful use of imagery!

  11. thanks, you're awesome as always.
    Baki, the best manga series martial art ever.

    i love to learn more about Retsu, glad to see him as a kid too hehe.

  12. you are the best man

  13. Oh the anxiety ...