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Caroline Parkinson
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Eiji looks very cool here!
Interesting comic so far! Liking the design- and the alpaca people.
Did you see how the position of the cherry blossoms in the second panel mirror the position of the flies in the first? Huh? Huh?
Yes, Juro and Eiji HAVE slept in worse places, but is doesn't mean they like it.
This is one of the only times I regretted the limited colour scheme of this comic, because I can't show how awesome the court ladies' outfits are. You can see some pics here: http://www.iz2.or.jp/english/fukusyoku/wayou/index.htm
Sneaky fourth-wall breaking Bioshock quote...
I was going to comment on this but I'm laughing too much. Thanks guys
you can see pics of the real thing here: http://www.todaiji.or.jp/english/map01.html
Perhaps when I've finished the main story arc I'll write a few short stories focusing on ghost hunting rather than romance/drama...
As thanks to those who submitted fanart for my comic in April, Heian Japan versions of of their characters are included in this chapter.

Here we have Anrak and Namide from Soul's Journey by Sophie Pfrötzschner in panel 3 (http://soulsjourney.gerritianchronicles.com)
Prince Charming and Crate from Charming by artofjoe in panel 5 (http://charming.smackjeeves.com)
and The Pyschodyssey's character also in Panel 5.
It will come, I promise!
The statue in the second panel belongs to the Nandaimon Gate at Todaiji in Nara, not to Rashomon. But they are one of the coolest things that I've ever seen and I really wanted to include them.
The storyboard from this scene was inspired by the original "Jurassic Park".
Imagine the John Williams theme tune playing...
Spot the not-so-obvious repeated panel...
Interesting yet useless fact 47: The pink object in the final panel is a portable screen used to section off parts of the camp. These would give the shogunate the name "bakufu"- which can be translated as"tent government".
This scene was also inspired by Lindybeige's "The Katana" video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLWzH_1eZsc "Revered object of sacred mystery and deadly beauty, or tool for hitting people - you decide. I'll help..."
This scene was suggested by a reader who thought it'd be cool to teach Masako how to fight :)
The "Red!" "Black!" guys are still going...
That's why I skimped on the background detail :)