Ake no Tobari Ch. 160 & T-Sensei Vol. 6 Ch. 35

Nanaten here suffering from a spicy food I ate a couple days ago. Why do snack vendors assume that it's okay to just drop cayenne powder and cayenne powder only and call it spicy flavor? They didn't even have the decency to even add salt. What makes them think it's okay? Do they want their customer to suffer like this?

Anyway, I'm back at the city and I'm resuming work that I haven't finished before I left. There are a couple of things I completely missed while I was out of town. Apparently while I was away, there's a Japanese film festival where they showed Children of the Sea anime film for a limited screening. And I completely missed that. Not only I was out of town, I was at the mountains helping my parents with their fields (ironically, the fields was the only place with a good reception). So for the past two days, I've been playing "Spirits of the Sea" by Kenshi Yonezu constantly. I wish there would be another screening sometime soon.

Another thing I missed while I was away:
So this month's issue of Monthly Shonen Magazine announced that next month's issue there's going to be a new entry to the Shura series. I somehow completely missed this announcement when it came out a few weeks ago mostly because it was overshadowed by announcement of Tekkai no Senshi created by Ryo SUMIYOSHI, the author of Jinba and MadK, on the same magazine. As a fan of Jinba and MadK, I was really excited when I read the announcement on ANN. What ANN didn't include in their article was the announcement of Shura series spin-off, that was cropped from Ryo SUMIYOSHI's tweet, which ANN used as their source. Not helping that Natalie.mu, the Japanese equivalent of ANN, also glossed over the news. It was a couple of hours ago when I read the magazine issue myself that I read the announcement.

As for the new series, it's going to be a comedy spin-off about the Shura characters. Now that I assume that the whole series has reached its conclusion, I think it's a good idea to make a spin-off and revisit those characters, with updated art style to boot. Unfortunately, Kawahara Masatoshi won't be the one doing the artwork as he is currently working on Ryusui no Tsubasa. The art is going to be done by Toushirou KAI (no idea who that is, my google search came up empty). If the spin-off series is available on the digital version of the magazine, I will probably pick it up.

Random stuff: we went to see Star Wars Episode 9 last night (one of the reason why this post is delayed). I saw a couple of online reviews about it, and boy they were right. It was definitely the weakest part of the new trilogy (and I haven't even seen episode 7 and 8, heck I haven't even seen The Mandolorian). It does wrap up the Skywalkers story line, but at the same time I was like, okay, I'm finally done with the new trilogy. Some of the scenes are epic and feels like Star Wars, then as reviewers said, I started to noticed they're just repeating elements from previous trilogies. Heck, the the third arc is just taken straight out of Episode 6 just without the Ewoks. They also messed up with the conclusion of of Kylo Ren's arc. Instead of feeling sad when [spoiler] fades out, the whole theater room just ended up laughing because of how abrupt it was. It completely missed what it was intending to do.

About this chapter: the usual shout out to Eva (and Mayu) for the cleaning and typesetting. So this is the last update of T&T for the year and actually the last chapter we worked on before I went out of town. What that means is that I have no further chapters for the rest of the year. So I'm going to spend the rest of the holiday working on the script before ruining their holiday myself.

So here's the last update for this year. Let me know if you find some errors and mistakes. I'll see you in 2020. Happy Holidays.

Ake no Tobari 160:
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T-Sensei Volume 6 Chapter 35:
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Natalie Steffen
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