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This is the first time I have been excited for a prequel

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This is the first time I have been excited for a prequel
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>>122739427
Are there going to be tournament arcs?
Please let there be no more tournament arcs
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Did Alita finally get through the Space Kung-Fu Tournament arc and get her ass to Mahs?
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>>122739869
I don't even see how is that possible
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>>122739938
This is a prequel to Last Order and the original Gunnm
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>>122739427
What ? For now the chapters were all useless. At least let the "princess" live so that she can be useful later, the flashbacks of gall we got in the first and second seasons were far enough to see the cruelty of Mars, we know they're gonna be saved by the Panzer Kunst master anyway, give me some adult Gally already.

Even the graphics looks way less better than before, Gunnm was probably at its top at the end of the first season and at the start of the second season. Sexy as fuck Gally never again, even her young self was way cuter in LO.
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>>122739427
I'm with you, OP. But unfortunately, I'm also agree with >>122740124. After all, "Sexy as fuck Gally never again". We can hope that more grown-up version in MC will be pretty sexy, but end of first series/beginning LO version was the pinnacle of character design, nothing can beat it.
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>>122739427
I never knew Darth Vader could be so moe.
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>Martian children's books spread the myth that nazis in flying saucers were the first colonizers of Mars

Oh god I always love this shit in Alita. The first Ladder meeting where they mentioned the nazi myth first was hilarious.
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catgirl alita is best alita.
will we ever get to see it again.
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>>122741505
HA!
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I have a thing for octopus lips, so all is good.
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>>122739427
I just love that artstyle. It's so clean and detailed
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>>122744999
Because it's drawn on computer, I think. Or those cleaning filters are too good.
>Those soft as fuck gradients
>Those clean lines
>Those neat designs
Mmmmmm.

I must've missed it, but why "papagei"?
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>>122744999
Well, guess that a problem of tastes, because I find it completely horrendous compared to what we had earlier before the author had the terrible idea to switch to drawing on a computer.
Some pages in Gunnm looked neat as fuck back then, now it's way too clean and doesn't really fit the mood.
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>>122745963
> We'll never see this smile ever again
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>>122746289
Don't do this to me.
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>>122746594
Her imaginus body was the sexiest, but she just had the best expressions in this part of the story.
> those eyes
> this grin
> the cute as fuck scene in pic related
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>>122747353
Gunnm will never be this fun again.
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>>122747353
I came here to cry at Kishiro being a jew and a hack, but actually I'm crying
fuck sequels and fuck digital art, I want my cyberpunk german existentialism martial arts philosophy wet raw emotions manga back
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>>122747438
Also.
> we'll never ever see Gally's sexy human tits in more than panel because Kishiro don't fucking know how to draw her anymore
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>>122747837
fuck, that just godamn destroy my heart when I compare with what we got at the end of LO.

Fuck you Kishiro.
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That thing is cruel as fuck.
>all those child killings
dark subject matter clashing with his new moe style.
But at least that fucking naruto tier fighting tournament is over
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>>122747837
Tits never happened
happyness never happened
love never happened
moving on and growing never happened
NEVER
EVER
>>122747949
>dark subject matter
lolwhat
those characters are like cardboard cutouts. Bobobo had more pathos
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>>122747837
The reason he ended the original alita so fast was that his wife died in a car crash and he wanted to end the series as fast as possible.
That's why there was such a huge hiatus between the original alita and aqua knight (which was part of his therapy to get over the depression he had at the time) and that's why last order was so hit and miss when it came to hitting the dark tones. The death of his wife fucked him up.
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>>122747949
> Naruto tier
The chuunin exam was way better than what we got in LO. It easily was the peak of Naruto back then.

I mean, in LO, I can see Kishiro tried hard to makes detailed explanations and characters, but it just DOESN'T WORKS.
We still don't give a shit about the opponents. The fights are way too long and doesn't add anything to the story. The pacing is disatrous when compared to the first season that dealt so well with the many arcs for only 9 volumes. We got :
> Prime Hunter with Makaku
> "kid" love with Yugo
> Motorball
> back to a quiet life in a bar, Nova appears
> warrior of Zalem
> new love with Fogia
> motherfucking Den
> Fast but great zpilogue
The whole things was simply perfect. I guess what >>122748149 said makes sense, but that's just sad.
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>>122748149
I thought he had health problems or something. Or is that what they always say?
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>>122748149
I remember that there was no source on the story of the wife when I read that, so it could be just a pile of assumptions. and anyway, depression or not this stuff is CRAP. should we force ourselves to like it because he was sad? I don't think so.
>dark tones
you sound like a faggot out of ANN
>>122748349
yeah they use it as an excuse for everything. health problems doesn't mean one is sick though, it means that he needs a break or he's going to break. see Miura and the Idolmaster legend
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>2015
>Alita
dub pls go
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>>122748520
>2015
>Gunnm
James pls let go
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Also, I am the only one that still liked the epilogue of the original serie ? It was fast but still a great ending for the story, reminding me a bit of Laputa, and the drawings were at their top.

Considering the start of LO was pretty great and developed enough Zalem that got rushed in the first serie, combining it to the original epilogue would easily have made the story perfect. LO had its moments (flashback of Gally's story, the vampires) and good characters (Sechs, M'bady), but the art and tournament were such a clusterfuck it killed most of it. I'm happy to not have disocvered the serie too soon, because following the whole LO chapters by chapters would have been one hell of a terrible experience.
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>>122748641
>because following the whole LO chapters by chapters would have been one hell of a terrible experience.
I started reading alita in the mid 90s.
LO was one of the most painfull experiences of a manga going down the shitter I ever experienced. I was super hyped about it, but even the first volume already felt off.
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>>122748641
It wasn't bad at all
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>>122748751
You mean LO ? It wasn't bad, just way under the original and some parts being painfully long. Honestly, I loved the vampire arc.
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>>122748149
This is the only result google came out with about Kishiro's wife. there is no trace of it before a month ago, which is also the time when I heard about it here on /a/. can you source that, because if not I feel compelled to call fucking bullshit.
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>>122744999
How lazy is this guy?
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>>122748846
...no, I meant the original ending. I'd prefer to bite out my own dick before saying LO wasn't bad. vampire arc only flaw was being an arc of LO, thus being balls to the wall out of context.
could had Kishiro made another manga instead of milking his hit to the bone? nah man
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>>122748751
>>122748846
I think LO is definitely inferior in comparison to the original 9 volumes (too much padding, tournament arc) but there was still enough I enjoyed that I can't say that I am unhappy about it's existence. I just see it as an alternate universe story of the original.
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>>122749074
Yeah, the vampire story could have easily been its own manga. The premise and characters were good enough to merit being more than just a side story of another popular manga.
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>>122749074
> Vampire arc only flaw was being an arc of LO

Pretty much, yeah.


Somehow, I expected Kishiro would try to go back to Gunnm's level of quality, be it for the art and story, for Mars chronicles. Result ? For now, it's even worse than fucking LO who had at least a good start. The first chapter with Nova and his disciple along with gally coming back to life in a destroyed Zalem were neat as fuck and totally were in the mood of the original.
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Didn't the fucking manga title come from the bloody vampire arc and end up being fucking nothing for the manga ending?
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http://the.sunnyspot.org/manga/gunnm/kinterv.html
>Kishiro "...one must continually escape to safer, quiet places. With feet firmly planted on the ground one can see with one's own eyes, ponder and decide which direction to take. At that moment our courage is tested, and to confront it one must be really strong. I think everybody should act like that, and I've drawn Gally as an extreme example of that attitude."

>he did the exact opposite with Alita sequels
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>>122749274
Even kid gally was much cuter than in mars Chronicles. And to think I was one of the guys defending the most the third season before it came out.
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>>122749375
Just tell me the real Kishiro died and got replaced by a clone fter the 2 first volumes of LO, he doesn't even respect what he said before.
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>>122749274
That's totally true. first handful of chapters gave me hope
that's why it was so painful and obvious when things weren't alright, and above everything how much time -years - it took to accept that my favorite manga had become indeed a shit
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>>122749517
That interview and its incongruecies with what happen in the actual story kinda sustain the ghost writer theory
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>>122749425
>LO art
>looks warm and organic as fuck confronted to the new chapters
Please someone just put him down for his own good
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>>122749425
The pages were so much more detailed back then. I wish Kishiro stopped the serie before I gave up on giving a fuck anymore.
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>>122749675
*before he gave up on giving a fuck anymore.
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>>122749674
I'm among the first people to support numeric art, but it wouldn't be wrong at all to say Kishiro switching to it just killed his art. What a waste.
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>>122749675
You know what
I have the impression he really doesn't give a fuck anymore
look closely at the lines, they are pretty half assed. he didn't clean the overedges. most panels have a blank background. hatching is lazy
there are also anatomy mistakes. this stuff is barely professional
>>122749887
But the medium isn't the cause. did you read the extra chapters? those were already photoshopped, and the art was perfectly fine. he always used digital in a way or the other
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>>122749624
>the ghost writer theory
That's not a theory.
Yasuhisa Kawamura was the co-writer of the original alita. He confirmed it on twitter years ago.
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>>122750072
The bonus chapters volume with the extra stories ? I read it some times ago so i don't really remember. but yeah, I guess you're right, there are plenty of way to still keep the level on what we had back then. Both the backgrounds and characters are drawn fucking lazily, the hatching is almost non existant.
then we have >>122749425 It's so detailed and lively, here I do fee like reading a masterpiece.
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>>122750247
Really ? What did he work on besides Gunnm ? Why wasn't that even said way before ? I don't see the point of hiding it.
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>>122750247
I had no idea.
FUCKING KNEW IT
>>122750358
Google says Resident Evil
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I wonder how this will pan out really, story-wise. Like will we just hit a point where we go back to the present time, and jump between flashbacks here and there. Or will it just be entirely flashbacks for a few volumes
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>>122739869
>>122739945
Panzer künst tournament is bound to happen
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>>122750382
Yeah, I looked on google too and just found RE, that's why I was asking, 'cause that doesn't really looks impressive.

Besides, Kishiro even manages to give us some QUALITY faces. It's like I'm looking at a newcomer mangaka's page who doesn't have much experience.
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Mars chronicles is fine, you're just being a bunch of autists.
The style is much closer to aqua knight now for some reason.
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>>122750496
Please no.

And to make it even worse, he doesn't even release much pages each months even with this shitty quality.
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I assume it will eventually become a sequel as present-Alita 2.0 returns to Mars
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>>122750517
Chances are that the RE dude and kishiro kicked some ideas around and were a good team. When miura changed assistants berserk went down the shitter too.
Those creative processes are always influenced by all kinds of stuff.
The Ido arc of last order was GOLD, everyone just likes to forget about that.
That was some classic alita tier amazing shit right there.
The battle tournament arc ruined last order and the vampire flashback was really good, but out of place.
But the manga wasn't technically bad. The flow of reading that tournament was just shit.
When you re-read the whole thing it's a lot less grating than waiting for months to have another dumb chapter full of people shouting their attacks in a comical shonen fashion.
It's just insane that he spent more time on last order than on the original alita and managed to make something that is less memorable than the first volume of alita.
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>>122750569
No it is not. Maybe because scans for AK are pretty rough and it gives it a bit of real feeling, but MC is too clean and empty. AK is much, much better in that aspect.
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>>122750709
There is plenty to admire in LO, it's just all over the place and as a cohesive whole doesn't work. And yeah, the more digital looking art doesn't help.
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>>122750743
>scans for AK
I got both volumes sitting in my shelf you pleb.
It's super clean and really looks a lot like mars chronicles.
The difference is that mars chronicles uses almost no screentones or shading in general.
The art is fine and the story is interesting.
There were good parts in LO too and I'm willing to give kishiro the benefit of doubt. Maybe the change in publisher will allow him to make an interesting manga again.
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>>122750709
>The Ido arc of last order was GOLD, everyone just likes to forget about that.

Nope, I totally agree, it was one of the good moments of lO, even with the artsyle that got lazier. He still made awesome pages back then when he felt like to, like pic related.
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>>122750909
>I got both volumes sitting in my shelf you pleb.
I'm buying every gunnm volume I can get my hand on, as soon as I get a hang of this "buying through internet" thing.
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Does anyone have good scans of kishiro's pre-alita manga?
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>>122751076
>I'm buying every gunnm volume I can get my hand on, as soon as I get a hang of this "buying through internet" thing.
http://www.amazon.com/Aqua-Knight-Vol-Yukito-Kishiro/dp/1569316341
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>>122750358
What's importat is that now we finally can confirm that Kishiro has always been shit at writing and a scammer jew.
all the pieces of the puzzle fall in place:
after failing with AK, knowing that he was famous overseas and notoriously bad at writing and a pain in the ass to deal with (see Kopdansha bullshit) no editor greenlit his new projects, because to do something decent they had to give him a writer and hope that his overseas-famous hollywood inflated ego would had approved. so he then raised from the grave Gunnm, and had to redo the ending for obiovsly continuing the story and to prevent the gap beteen writers to stand out immediatly.
okay maybe I'm tinfoiling a bit here
>>122750909
>>122750915
Yeah Ido arc was good, but look at how the characters were utilized and killed for no reason except drama. it felt like he was drawing characters of someon else
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>>122751076
They got released in burgerland, france, italy and germany iirc. they should be easy enough to find
and read
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>>122751155
>but look at how the characters were utilized and killed for no reason except drama.

Eh, I'll agree on that too. The whole village being destroyed like that with a full war was a bit silly, but I guess it was just to show how Nova was hated and people just used Ido as an excuse to unleash their rage or simply kill for the lulz for most of the soldiers.
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>>122750603
>>122750496
I wouldn't mind another tournament, but it needs to be small scale.

They spent an entire volume on that Venus beast shit that had no point in the storyline. They also spent a few chapters on that guy who thought he was God.
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>>122751307
>Venus beast
p-please don't remind me...
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>>122751155
>What's importat is that now we finally can confirm that Kishiro has always been shit at writing and a scammer jew.
The co-writer was 19 at the time and his assistant.
And kishiro HAD some event that stopped him from writing alita in the mid 90s happen to him.
BBS speculation was that a car crash killed his wife.
Kishiro doesn't really go into detail but he mentioned "an event" and the crippling depression that forced him to end Alita in several interviews and that he had years of therapy until he picked up a pen again and started to write Aqua Knight to get the depression out his system.
That's all facts.

Depression can change a person, mental illness can change a person.

If you look at mangaka there's quite a few that completely stopped what they were doing due to depression or traumatic events.
Masamune Shirow went completely batshit after the kobe earthquake destroyed his home.
The guy who does Bastard!! had a nervous breakdown and needed loads of therapy and sporadically releases new works every 5 years or so.
Mangaka is a very stressfull job and some people are fucked up from it.
Akira Toriyama never touched a pen again, except for a few one-shots after DB.
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>>122751393
>Akira Toriyama never touched a pen again, except for a few one-shots after DB.

pretty sure he's still working as an illustration and character designer, be it for movies of DB or Dragon Quest.

But yeah, you're totally right about :
> Mangaka is a very stressfull job and some people are fucked up from it.
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>>122751393
>Masamune Shirow went completely batshit after the kobe earthquake destroyed his home.
Elaborate.
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>all those people hating on LO
Maybe that's because I started to read them as a teen, but I find it as good as the original series
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>>122751548
Not him, but I think it has to do with Shirow quitting cyberpunk and doing nothing but porn since 2002. It did happen well after the earthquake, though.
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>>122751638
>Maybe that's because I started to read them as a teen

You said it. It's miles from the level of the original.
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>>122751393
Hagiwara didn't had any breakdown, he's just Togashi lazy and have diabetes. he hit the jackpot with the Bastard audience buying every volume and merch, even if they're 12 in total in all japan.
>BBS speculation was that a car crash killed his wife
stop spreading bullshit you have nothing to back with.
wanna see another pearl? here. his little bro is his assitant since the start probably. and it also manages his homepage
>>122751548
Earthquake crushed his home and more importantly the years of research he did for GitS2
he gave up on serious comics since he was 40 already and started to OIL UP
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>>122751548
>Elaborate.
Shirow was working on his largest and most complex manga yet (neurohard) and a new volume of appleseed when the the Great Hanshin Earthquake completely destroyed his home.
The few already published chapters of the new appleseed book were released as appleseed hypernotes later but most of the work on neurohard was lost in the rubble, so there exists only a tiny databook for it.

So he spent the next few years making a terrible sequel to ghost in the shell (manmachine interface) and after that said fuck it and started to draw greased up barby dolls for the better part of the last 20 years and never came back to write any more proper manga
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>>122751755
>Hagiwara didn't had any breakdown,
Hagiwara had a nervous breakdown, he had to take therapy for it.
The guy even mentions how nice the hot springs that he went to after his nervous breakdown in the commentary part of one of the bastard!! volumes.
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>>122751843
He went into therapy the first time after like 5 volumes and kept going at least once a year. not what you call a "a breakdown"
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>>122751755
The car crash thing was a well known rumor during the 90s.
But let's not obsess over this tiny fact, because there was an event and yukito mentioned that "event" in several interviews, never detailling what happened.

Hagiwara's mental breakdown is also on record and mentioned in several interviews.
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>>122749034
>guilty of not giving a fuck.jpg
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