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  • Karasuma will die - SR takes other turn in genre

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    M_green is offline Senior Member Regular
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    Of course, he did say something like not being able see everyone or something like that. But when a character no longer appear in a story, that will make them seem dead from the story. And I don't want that to happen with SR.

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    Well, the manga will probably end soon afterwards anyway.

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    M_green is offline Senior Member Regular
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    I hope that it would be a happy ending for every SR Chara. Or at least solve the misunderstanding before it end.

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    Karasuma die? Ha!

    The seriousness of the situation is more likely a ploy on Kobayashi's part to make readers take the kappa seriously, for once, and actually feel some sympathy for the guy. It's important to delude your audience (or suspending their disbelief) into thinking so-and-so can actually die. If this is the case, it's definitely working; I can't remember talking about Karasuma so much as everyone is now. And why not? The story is finally focusing on his plight (which it probably should have twenty chapters ago), Yakumo is obsessing over what's going to happen to Karasuma and her sister, and, more importantly, Tenma is on the verge of learning about whatever-the-hell-is-up-with-Karasuma.

    But, hey, remember who the main character is and what kind of series School Rumble is. Not long ago, Yakumo saw Karasuma crying over curry.
    Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you. - Friedrich Nietzsche

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    Quote Originally Posted by M_green View Post
    ^ I agree with you. Still there are people who vote for him to die. Is he such a hated character?
    It means that those people expect him to die, not that they hate him.

    I wonder who vote for "Karasuma will die - SR takes other turn in genre"
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    M_green is offline Senior Member Regular
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    ^ I see, killing one sulky character wouldn't hurt much, but with such a turn of event in the recent story there is no way Karasuma can be forgotten so easily.

    I just found out how to check the voter, I don't know how to that earlier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ultraness View Post
    Karasuma die? Ha!

    The seriousness of the situation is more likely a ploy on Kobayashi's part to make readers take the kappa seriously, for once, and actually feel some sympathy for the guy. It's important to delude your audience (or suspending their disbelief) into thinking so-and-so can actually die. If this is the case, it's definitely working; I can't remember talking about Karasuma so much as everyone is now. And why not? The story is finally focusing on his plight (which it probably should have twenty chapters ago), Yakumo is obsessing over what's going to happen to Karasuma and her sister, and, more importantly, Tenma is on the verge of learning about whatever-the-hell-is-up-with-Karasuma.

    But, hey, remember who the main character is and what kind of series School Rumble is. Not long ago, Yakumo saw Karasuma crying over curry.
    But how can Karasuma be saved? Either he needs a miraculous cure (unlikely) or he was lying to Yakumo about having a terminal illness (also unlikely, given the seriousness of those two chapters). This isn't a shonen fighting manga where characters regularly get gutted and spend 30 chapters lying in pools of their own blood only to be saved by medical specialists with supernatural healing skills. And Karasuma hasn't fallen off a cliff or been badly injured in a fight; he's confessed to having a fatal disease.

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    From my experience of reading SR, a chapter of seriousness always followed by a few of "lol" chapter. I think in 255 Harima mention about his manga, maybe Karasuma dying is just another one of funny his idea for his next manga script.
    And there is also this whole "reset" thing in SR that makes SR looks endless. It always lead to a new start to the story or plot for the whole thing to get going.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NeoSapien View Post
    But how can Karasuma be saved?
    By having what he would call a "fatal disease" that no one else would. How does Eri rip up a manga without actually doing so?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ultraness View Post
    By having what he would call a "fatal disease" that no one else would. How does Eri rip up a manga without actually doing so?
    Karasuma said that he will die soon, that his disease has no cure and that soon he won't even be able to speak. This is all in addition to his leaving for America forever anyway. It was remotely plausible for Eri to do a ninja substitution with Harima's manuscript (and she had a motive to not reveal the substitution immediately: to make Harima suffer a bit for making the "wrong choice"); it is much less plausible for Karasuma's condition to be a misunderstanding when he said it so directly.

    Also, this explains some of Karasuma's most mysterious statements, especially his talk with Tenma after the survival game: "I don't know what to do... though I can talk with you normally like this, I just don't know what to do." (or something like that)

 

 
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