Fire Emblem Hasha No Tsurugi — 2

Fire Emblem Hasha No Tsurugi Chapter 2

Substitute ‘by the book” with meh

Synopsis

Visuals

Commentary

Synopsis

Taking place on the fictional continent of Elibe and staring Roy, the son of Fire Emblem protagonist Eliwood. Roy leads the League of Lycia’s army against the forces of the militant country of Bern shortly after his father falls ill.

The story begins when King Zephiel, ruler of the kingdom of Bern, finishes the brutal conquest of Ilia and Sacae and sets his sights on Lycia. With the war coming to his own country, Roy is sent home to lead Pherae’s army to oppose Bern, but soon after he meets Guinevere, the princess of Bern and Zephiel’s younger sister, who has escaped from her homeland to search for a way to stop the imminent war between Bern and Lycia.

Upon the death of marquess Hector, Roy carries on the Lycian League and makes many promises: to protect Princess Guinevere and Hector’s beloved daughter, the mage Lilina, and most importantly, to save the entire continent from Zephiel’s mysterious thirst for world domination.

But this story’s hero is Al, son of a Bernian blacksmith. After turning 15, he left his home with his father’s sword to go on an adventure in this continent bound for war.

Visuals

Them stats! You probably will be RNG'd too

Them stats! You probably will be RNG’d too

EYES...she has none. Freaky Fire Emblem Time

EYES…she has none. Freaky Fire Emblem Time

Ha, like there was an age limit back in those days!

Ha, like there was an age limit back in those days!

Goddamn that horse looks evil. If only that guy was headless

Goddamn that horse looks evil. If only that guy was headless

So moe

So moe

Commentary

This next chapter pulls a bit of a…I’d say 60Β°. We have our luck laden main characters get captured by bandits, but as it turns out, those bandits used to serve the Princess that Gant has been looking for — specifically a dude named Warren was one of the main leaders. So they celebrate, get marry, etc, until Gant mentions where the Princess is being held. That’s when anger spills out (also aided by the alcohol) and before you know it, we have liftoff I mean going their separate ways. At least, that’s what it seemed. But in true heroic fashion the bandits end up helping Gant and Al out and they take the fortress. That is when they find the Princess and all’s well that ends well.

This was for the most part a mediocre chapter. I could really only get behind the Princess who is a mage (I wonder how strong she is??!) and immediately struck Al with some sort of magic. I wonder how many HP he lost, and whether or not it was a critical hit. She’s all kind of hot btw. No one will take her from me!

Another thing I got behind was the Fire Emblem style attack. We have just a few units strike the castle/fortress, defeating a large amount of their enemies due to their strength and where they battled. And then just when the enemy thinks it’s one thing, it turns out to be a surprise attack! And they’re completely unprepared. Glorious dark horses storm the fortress!

But other than that, it was nothing really that good. Some of the moments were pretty boring, and the pacing of panels and pages was bad. Everything just moved from one part to another. I still can’t really get attached to the characters. So there needs to be more work on that front. But as long as the Princess has her moments, then I can survive reading this. Oh, I should probably say: the translation had an error:

Fire Emblem ErrorWhich is disappointing. It’s been well translated so far, but how could they have messed this up :/

http://www.serenesforest.net/media/hasha.html

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About Walters

Lonely Fire Emblem fan. Almost a FE apologist.

13 thoughts on “Fire Emblem Hasha No Tsurugi — 2

  1. I find myself enjoying the game reference in one of those panels. the sad part is I cant read kanji.

    XC

    I find myself also listening to Mastermind from Awakening atm. my favorite track from that game.

    forgive me for commenting a lot. You make good points in your posts and I feel compelled to comment.

    – Kaxzc

    • You don’t want to read Kanji. I’ve tried to do it before. It’s kind of crazy lol

      I don’t mind if you comment really. Just stay on topic and be respectful to others πŸ˜€

  2. γ€Œθ¦šι†’γ€γŒε€§ε₯½γγͺ人は漒字をθͺ­γ‚γ‚‹γ‚γ‘γŒγͺい。

    Al is an assertive guy, saying things twice.

    • That sucks. I mean, translating takes a lot of time, so they shouldn’t feel any pressure really. They should be having fun with it. Now, they probably just missed this by accident so who knows what happened (and speculating reasons why could be futile too), but it is disappointing.

      • Yeah… translating the very short Knights of Iris comics still took more time than it may seem, so imagining that on a larger scale.

        So long as the rest of the comic remains fine, a few small errors can be overlooked (perhaps you should email them to correct it or something).

        It’d be silly if the original comic really had Al saying that twice, in which case the translator is not at fault. (Though, if they left a note about that, may have been good).

        Would suck if instead, the biggest plot twist of the story was in that one small bubble.

        • Hmm. This comic’s pretty old. But I guess I can send the word on that. Only thing is it might be changed, but the manga hosting sites didn’t change it. Worth a shot I guess.

          There was no note, so it was definitely the fault of everyone lol

          Yeah I hope not. I doubt it too!

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