Hey, remember that JumpX comes out early this month. That’s tomorrow! So we are starting off this spoiler/discussion topic with lots of stuff right away! Also Jezzy has a great buying guide for this month’s magazines which you can read here! You can also read more about Takei Festival in this topic as well! There will be updates to both as new information comes around!
Oh, and if you haven’t noticed I’m trying to make the post more fancy with images and such… Let me know what you think in the comments!
6/8: Summary and some pics of the chapter added!
6/7: Topic created. Cover, color page, and quick summary/ initial thoughts added!
Update on 6/7:
Next up we have the color page for the chapter…
Ok now for the quick summery of the chapter:
Shaman King Flowers Chapter 3 Spoilers
We start the chapter with a couple flashbacks with a recap of events from Tamao. Of course, these are just copy and paste panels from previous chapters. I’ll let you play the guessing game on that for right now.
Next Tamao finds Hana but he appears to be safe so… nothing really happens from there.
Hana makes his way back to the Inn and tries to sneak past the Hanagumi… but fails! They talk, but nothing really happens from there. They are still dead.
And now we jump back to the hill and Hana looks at Amidamaru’s grave and nothing really happens from there.
Then we go to Luka’s backstory from a familiar shrine for Hao… but nothing really happens from there.
Now everybody is naked and taking a bath. Including Amidamaru! We are talking about Jumbor level of skin showing here. That’s something!
Then later, Hana started watering some flowers while talking to Amidamaru. But then… he see Luka spying on him (in Ultimo style)! Then Luka attacks with her special weapon… a Star wand! Can Hana stop her offensive? Who knows, it ends with a big “crash” sound effect. Don’t worry, this only takes up two thirds of the page.
And some initial thoughts on the chapter
Plus alot of panels feel recycled. Alot of the chapter felt that way. It didn’t feel new. It was moving alot slower than the first two, and I think the quality dropped because of it. The plot didn’t advance very far (outside of what we knew was going to happen). So it’s a bit of a “spinning-the-wheels” chapter. Hopefully the next one kicks it into some gear.
Ok, so… I think it was a pretty good chapter! As Andy said above, nothing actually important happens to the story, but they do talk about interesting/funny stuff. Also they mention Yoh and Anna several times… for which I’m happy! :3
Summary and pics
The first two pages are kind of advertising Funbari Onsen, so nothing important here. Then the story goes back to where it ended last time: Tamao and Ryu looking for Hana! When they meet in the street Hana doesn’t tell them about Yohane or the fight, since he’s not allowed to use spirits! When Hana goes home and Ryu tells Tamao that probably they were weak enough for Hana to defeat them without help. Then Tamao decides to go to Kyoto and do some research, just in case.
Hana gets home and since he couldn’t call an ambulance, he plans to use the inn’s first-aid-kit to heal Yohane himself. When he’s looking for it he encounters the Hanagumi, who are heading for the garden in order to roast some mochi. They look like teenagers even after almost 15 years, so are they dead? Can they stay young thanks to some kind of witchcraft? I think we’ll have to wait a bit longer to know what’s going on with them.
Anyway, by the time Hana gets to the graveyard again Yohane is already gone. Next, we see a flashback about Yohane and Luka’s daddy. OMG I don’t even know where to start talking about this guy, but I really hope we can see more of him soon!!
Ok now comes the random part where everyone’s naked… even the ghost, if that’s even possible. Hana decides to tell Ryu about Yohane. After the bath Hana goes to his room and tells Amidamaru that Yohane had the saddest eyes he has ever seen, and that it’s a shame that he wants to kill him.
Right in that moment, he looks through the window and sees Luka spying him across the street. The first thing that comes to his head is that she’s a secret admirer lol but when he tries to draw near her he gets attacked by her guardian spirits. They start fighting and in the last page she tells Hana that his furyoku is nothing compared to Yohane’s.
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