We’re back with Part 2 of Dungeon Busters Vol 2!!!!!
It’s a straight line to the lowest floor of Sapporo Dungeon — what could go wrong, eh?
I personally am happy to see some more dungeon action, so there y’all go.
And can I just say, I really love that Akira shouts out the names of his techniques, cus the louder you shout a move, the more powerful it is, right? 🔥
Here are this week’s notes!
- The thing about Zantetsuken is that in the source material (Lupin), it couldn’t cut through konnyaku.
As a refresher, the description for Cosmic Zantetsuken says: “A legendary sword said to be capable of cutting anything in this world, with the sole exception of jiggly things like konnyaku.”
- “Certain Rushian mafia boss who smokes cigars…from a certain manga”: This has to be Balalaika from Black Lagoon, right?
- I think I’ve shared it a few times, but I had to reference this official translation of Japanese gvt department/position names quite a few times in this part, so I’m sharing it again.
- The Guardian on Floor 7 of Sapporo Dungeon reminds me of The Gleam Eyes from SAO so much haha.
- Third character card is a Chinese kung fu master!
- Ezoe cited “365 days, 5 hours, 48 minutes, and 46 seconds” as the length of one revolution. This appears to be the number for a tropical year.
- The restaurant that Mari and her friends love, Shells, is a reference to Silverd, which is actually on Showa Dori south of Koiwa Station.
- The karaoke place that Mari and her friends visited, Utayuuen, is a reference to Utahiroba, which actually does have a branch close to the north exit of Koiwa Station. Sadly, the student price is now ¥137/30mins, not ¥125. Still super cheap though.
- 1-seg is “a mobile terrestrial digital audio/video and data broadcasting service in Japan, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Uruguay, Paraguay, Peru and the Philippines.”
- Mongolian barbeque / Genghis Khan: What is there to say? It just looks so freaking good.
- “Beer Keller Sapporo Pioneer Story” is a reference to “Bier Keller Sapporo Pioneer Development” (ビヤケラー札幌開拓使)“
- Sapporo Factory is a real mall in a building previously used as a brick factory.
- Keisan Shimbun: new generic newspaper name
- “Mitsuba Nitachi Power Systems” is a reference to “Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Ltd.“, the old name for what is now Mitsubishi Power.
- Seems only fitting that the last reference in this part is also a restaurant haha. Ebisoba is a proper chain, which does actually have a branch in New Chitose Airport.
This is quite a bit less than last week, but that’s cus we’re making a lot more progress in the story itself.
Next week is the next chapter, “Founding of Dungeon Busters, Inc.”!