Most Bizarre Moment In Yamato

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Most Bizarre Moment In Yamato

Post by Tabunne » Tue Jan 11, 2022 5:01 am

The more I seem to get into SSY as I translate it, the more I find myself just staring at the page and saying the same thing: "Well then. I wasn't expecting THAT!" Granted I'm almost done with volume 9 and there's... 26 total. So I'm very sure there's more like this to come.

So board, what scene did you find to be the most WTF so far? For me, it's definitely gotta be Sarugami, the gorilla descendant from an 1800's shipwreck, interrupting a mafia hit on Yamato. Suddenly the alien worms that resurrect dogs doesn't feel as bizarre If I missed anything else in my brief skim through, I'd love to hear about it!

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Re: Most Bizarre Moment In Yamato

Post by Digsu » Tue Jan 11, 2022 6:54 am

For me, that would probably be Rara, whose existence is not explained at all beyond "flying squirrel was befriended by an asshole kid and this somehow made her grow giant and become carnivorous, also she somehow managed to have kids in this state". It just comes right the hell out of nowhere, is never explained, and nobody ever mentions it ever again afterwards.

Either that or this:
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Fri Oct 15, 2021 10:39 pm
There's a chapter of SSY where a dude and his weird St. Bernard just show up for absolutely no reason other than they're from a series by Hiroshi Motomiya, who used to have Yoshi as his assistant. Nobody thinks this is particularly weird, in fact the SSY characters outright have a very OOC fourth-wall-breaking moment where they make fun of Yoshi for "resorting to such cheap tricks to pad the page numbers" or something like that.

But that's not all, oh no. Them showing up out of nowhere isn't just a silly gag, their appearance ends up being vital to the plot as they beat up a bunch of thugs who were supposed to attack Yamato. Again, absolutely nobody comments on the fact that this weird St. Bernard just stands up on his hind legs and goes fucking ham on a bunch of people and somehow this all is played completely, non-ironically straight.

This is roughly like if during Gin's battle against Kurojaki, the dude from Fist of The North Star just showed up out of nowhere, went OMAE WA MOU SHINDEIRU (NANI?! *splat*) on all the Koga dogs to ensure they don't meddle with their duel, refused to elaborate, then left. All just because Tetsuo Hara used to be Yoshi's assistant.



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Re: Most Bizarre Moment In Yamato

Post by Tenrou24 » Thu Jan 13, 2022 3:34 pm

I'm on Yamato chapter 36 (or whichever is the latest up on SFReader) so I've only gotten to the wild Gorilla...so uhh? Giant flesh eating squirrel? Neat but...weird.
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