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    Fayte is offline Senior Member Always Around
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    Default Kirihara, a biblical symbol?

    Did anybody else notice when Kirihara was up against the fence, he resembled Jesus on the cross. Then after he turns into his "Devil" mode. I thought this symbolized Jesus' death in the Bible a bit, when he died on the cross and went to Hell afterwards.


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    snake333 is offline Member Frequent Poster
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    WTf... does jesus really have a devil mode... then he is nor son of god nor he is god... however... why did he go to hell anyway... isnt he still alive..
    sorry.. this is off topic..
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    Kirihara was awesome when he is in his devil mode... i wonder if fuji can play against him...

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    redmangoose is offline Senior Member Regular
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    Quote Originally Posted by snake333 View Post
    WTf... does jesus really have a devil mode... then he is nor son of god nor he is god... however... why did he go to hell anyway... isnt he still alive..
    sorry.. this is off topic..
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    Kirihara was awesome when he is in his devil mode... i wonder if fuji can play against him...
    Eh, didn't he already do that in the first Rikkaida match?

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    Fayte is offline Senior Member Always Around
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    Quote Originally Posted by snake333 View Post
    WTf... does jesus really have a devil mode... then he is nor son of god nor he is god... however... why did he go to hell anyway... isnt he still alive..

    What are you talking about? Think outside the box. -_-

    For those who don't know the story, Jesus died for our sins, which means he took on the sins of all humanity in himself. He died a sinner and went to Hell on purpose so humanity could get to Heaven even if humanity sins. 3 days later he rose from Hell and ascended to Heaven.


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    The symbolism of the cross happens all the time in anime or manga or even japanese RPGs. It's nothing new but haven't you noticed them? Seeing Kirihara looking like that is common to see with other well known characters. Think of Rukia on Seireitei in Bleach or Kakashi in when he is in Itachi's Magenkyu Sharingan illusion in Naruto. Those are only examples but I always see them in many other well known titles I can keep going. Point is back again, it's nothing new in a manga/anime/video game etc in Japan. However, symbolisms like this is very common in a typical anime/manga title(meaning all sorts of symbolisms, not just a cross one).

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    Fayte is offline Senior Member Always Around
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chidoki View Post
    The symbolism of the cross happens all the time in anime or manga or even japanese RPGs. It's nothing new but haven't you noticed them? Seeing Kirihara looking like that is common to see with other well known characters. Think of Rukia on Seireitei in Bleach or Kakashi in when he is in Itachi's Magenkyu Sharingan illusion in Naruto. Those are only examples but I always see them in many other well known titles I can keep going. Point is back again, it's nothing new in a manga/anime/video game etc in Japan. However, symbolisms like this is very common in a typical anime/manga title(meaning all sorts of symbolisms, not just a cross one).
    I never said it wasn't common. Its the first one I saw in PoT.


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    redmangoose is offline Senior Member Regular
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    That's pretty likely to be edited in the american version.

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    kawaiikitsune is offline Senior Member Community Builder
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    Yeah. That's probably going to be edited.

    Actually, I kinda agree with Fayte. I'm not sure if it's an allusion to Jesus, though. I just think of it as a sort of death. It kinda struck me as a demonic sort of thing.

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    Sylent_Viper is offline Senior Member Regular
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    I agree with Fayte. He was probably representing the death and resurrection of Christ. In this case, Rikkai's critical losses in the previous games and Kirihara's "near death experience" specifically, followed by the rebirth of his will and pride and Rikkai Dai's chances of winning. Makes sense if you interpret Akaya to be Jesus, Rikkai Dai Fuzoku as humanity and Nagoya Seitoku as death/evil/whatever.

    Nice observation.

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    Fayte is offline Senior Member Always Around
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    Alright, so I'm not crazy.


 

 
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