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"Waaah, my mom wants me to get a good education!  People are giving me money! My life sucks!"
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K-cho November 12th, 2010, 2:18 pm

The urge to add "...But NOOOO!" to the end of the first panel's dialogue was very strong. xD


To put Akio's "You know what it's like these days..." in some context: Directly following WWI, Japan had few years of economic depression. In addition, the government was stockpiling rice for the military's use, so around 1919 they had riots in some cities because there wasn't enough rice for everyone else.

Do you guys mind me talking about background info and stuff like that in the comments from time to time? I'm a history geek. xD; If it's boring for you, feel free to ignore it! If there's something that's necessary to understand to get what's going on in the story, I'll make sure it's explained in-comic. (Though I honestly don't think there will be much of that, so don't worry.)


As always, thank you for reading! <3

Updated 5/6/13, because I was a history geek, but not enough of a history geek to get the Japanese pre-war educational system right. :I Akio and the others are in their last year of middle school. I changed the dialogue a little bit because it made it sound like they were in high school, about to enter college.

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I.S.P. November 12th, 2010, 10:36 pm

OH MY GOD I AM LEARNING. Totally keep making history notes, they're cool and give the comic an added dimension.
Comic wise, I like the "camera focus" on this page. VURY CINEMATIC.