Watase's second best story (in my opinion). It's a comedy that takes place in Edo, Japan, about a young girl (well, 15 years old...) named Yusura, who was abandoned as a baby. She was found under a wild cherry tree with her "Kongomaru" (a long staff-type thingie which can detect a person's sadness). She collects people's sadness and turns it into power and kicks the butts of the people who are making the person sad (did that make any sense...^^;; ) she meets a young man, Samon, who helps her out, and a couple other crazy guys. It's hilarious, and full of cute guys. What more could one ask for? >: )=|
Yusura of Hikeshi-ya The first episode. Yusura helps Samon with his sadness.
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First place: Samon
The main character. She is very boyish in personality (is often mistaken for one, too), and swears a lot, but she does have a serious goal, to find her real parents, and she is a bit interested in Samon (though she denies it ^_-)
A samurai who is the illegitimate son of a noble and a prostitute. At first he thought Yusura was a boy, but now he has slight feelings for her as a girl.
A dim-witted, almost girlish boy who is sort of Yusura’s sidekick. He is often called "Mine" by Yusura, and is also often the poor sap who is used as bait for the enemy ^_^;
My favorite character >: )= A runaway Ninja who gave up his former profession to be Samon’s body guard (mainly so he could be near Yusura). He tries to be very serious and grand, but always ends up making a fool out of himself (probably because this is a comedy ^_^)
We don’t really know who these puppets belong to, but most of the time, Minekichi uses them to simulate his fantasies O_o. Their names are "Ogai" and "Kotsu-kichi" (in the translation, I named them "Boney" and "Marrow-kichi" ^-^)
These are me cosplaying as Yusura! I did this at AX'00 on Friday evening for the Meet the Guests reception. A few people actually recognized who I was cosplaying as!! yaaayy!! In one of the pics, my friend, Éd, is dressed as the Holy One [note the "he-no-he-no-mo-he" mask ^_^] and is drawing me! hehehe.
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Since Jipangu! pages seem to be sparse I'll put up any link anyone sends me!! I got two links already! Here they are:
oh, and here's my e-mail to send the links to (or any other questions/comments): email@example.com