[NOTE: DUE TO THE VAST NUMBER OF IMAGES, THEY WILL BE SORTED INTO DIFFERENT ALBUMS CORRESPONDING TO EACH VOLUME OF THE SERIES, WHICH WILL BE LINKED BELOW, RATHER THAN BEING DIRECTLY POSTED. A GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF THE FEATS WITHIN EACH ALBUM WILL ALSO BE INCLUDED FOR CONVENIENCE.]
This thread will showcase the capabilities of the principal of Otokojuku, Edajima Heihachi, when he was young, specifically, from childhood (6 years of age) through adolescence (17 years of age).
Edajima Heihachi was born a supernatural prodigy, with uncanny strength, intellect, and talent. At the mere age of 6, he shattered a stone statue with a wooden sword, and contended with highly-skilled practitioners of Kendo, and even flung a giant ape several meters away into the air. At the age of 11, in the span of merely 10 days, his academic level rose from elementary school-level to top-ranking prestigious university-level (he enrolled into the University of Tokyo / Tokyo Imperial University), and completed the entry test in record time. In those 10 days, he also perfected seven or six different languages (English, German, Chinese, Russian, etc.), and gained enough knowledge to create extremely-advanced naval ships and even the first nuclear weapon in history a few years after. At the same age he enrolled into university, he also demonstrated his superhuman talent for perfectly copying martial arts on first sight, as he copied the skills of a kung fu master, a boxing heavyweight champion, and a swordsman, simply by observing or experiencing their techniques once, all of whom are supernaturally powerful. At 12 years of age and higher, he became strong enough to: deflect bullets, slice masses of alloys as hard as diamond in half, survive explosions, lift giant boulders, and even swim large distances (tens of kilometers at least) over the course of a day nonstop.
Here are his feats arranged into hotlinked albums, along with descriptions:
- Description: Heihachi demonstrated the feats and capabilities mentioned above at the ages of 6 through 11, and more, such as fighting off a group of violent apes (not monkeys, monkeys have tails, apes don't).
- Description: His superhuman talent for learning martial arts on first sight is demonstrated, along with feats of superhuman condition such as: bending steel bars, running faster than a car, recovering from paralysis, and more. Heihachi was still 11 years old at that time.
- Description: More of Heihachi's academic prowess, superhuman condition (such as punching a large man high up into the air, sitting in boiling oil, etc.) and his talent to copy martial arts, are demonstrated. Like in the previous volume, he was 11 years old.
- Description: More demonstrations of his great martial arts skill and superhuman condition (such as splitting two boulders in half simultaneously with a headbutt), along with a particular instance of fast problem-solving on the spot. He also made blueprints for remodelling an already advanced naval ship (for the time) into a far more advanced one in a very short time. And yes, he was still just 11 years of age.
- Description: Another invention of Heihachi is revealed, specifically, a jetpack equipped with guns (at first there was a momentary malfunction, but he fixed it later on in volume 8). He also worked on and almost completed the theoretical plans for developing the first atomic bomb in history. More demonstrations of his martial arts skill and superhuman condition (such as pushing bullets out of his chest by flexing) are included.
- Description: Further demonstrations of his superhuman condition (such as slicing off a robot's arm [said robot's armor is made of an alloy as hard as diamond which can withstand grenade explosions point-blank without even a scratch], nd dodging lasers [not a feat of relativistic-FTL reaction speed, however]) and his ship's advanced capabilities.
- Description: Further demonstrations of his superhuman condition (deflected a bullet, endured an explosion, lifted a giant boulder, etc.), talent for copying martial arts (copied a swordsman's quick-draw style after observing it once), and academic prowess.
- Description: Heihachi completed the plans for the first atomic bomb in history. Further demonstrations of martial arts skill and superhuman condition (ran faster than a train, bent steel tracks, etc.).
Post by Coming on the Clouds on Jun 4, 2017 21:39:20 GMT
Looks like you got everything. Well done! I think that adult Edajima will be done soon so I'll add those at the same time in the hub. Also I think he was 14 past vol 4. They skipped a couple of years after 12
Coming on the Clouds Thanks! It was only 10 volumes, so the collection wasn't much of a trouble. Nice, I'll be looking forward to it. I don't know about Edajima's fighting frequency in Akatsuki!!, Goku!!, and Shin!!, but his appearances in Sakigake!! where he actually fought are very few, so I imagine this is probably the case for the other entries, so collecting his feats should be quick.
Yeah, IIRC, he was 15 years old when he fled Berlin, so that seems about right.
Nice i remember this series. I remember the atomic bomb part the best, the one where it was dropped (details omitted to avoid spoilering others). That was a pretty touching part. Well and the parts where Edajima shows his skills, because jesus christ did that guy pull inhuman stuff.
Honestly, I didn't like Peerless at all, to me, the title was a drop in writing quality from its predecessor, Sakigake!! Otokojuku, but yeah, it had some good moments towards the end like the incident with the atomic bomb and some of the events after it.
I was absolutely shocked at how smart and strong Edajima is since childhood, how could anyone figure out all the shit he did when 99.9999% of his lines consist of his catchphrase (well, not really)
Eva01 Well on the other hand Peerless was a proper telling of Edajima's story. While surely the events that occured were absurd (like for example the damn robot and Edajima entering university with 10 days of study), it followed a proper story and showed the diverse aspects of his life. Sakigake was battles with crazy styles one after another which had a build-up behind the scenes. I will be honest it had more writing quality, but near the end like the Seven Tusks it became repetitive. Thus i think i might have liked Peerless just a bit more for being more direct and diverse about its story.
As for the shock factor, it isn't there because it's Edajima! Well nah but after reading Sakigake first you could already expect some crazy stuff going on for the principle who made Momotaro's senior nearly shit himself.
HungryWorld I'll have to disagree with you there. While Peerless had set a foundation for a backstory, the execution and pacing were very bad, and the story felt somewhat random and unfocused up until near the end. It also is in sore lack of self-awareness in its moments of stupidity, which is what made Sakigake!! so enjoyable (among other things), it knew how silly it is, it was parodying both contemporary shonen titles and itself, and used it as a comment, while Peerless took itself too seriously throughout its length despite the stupidity it demonstrated (and I'm not talking stuff like Edajima being 11 for almost half of the story) except when it shows the moments of really bad humor (literal fart jokes, literal poop jokes, literal shove-a-log-up-an-8-foot-Russian's-ass jokes, etc.).
I think for anyone to say that the Tusk arc was good, they'd have to be very delusional, so I'll give you that, but Sakigake is much longer than Peerless, so on average, its writing quality was better, at least for me.
Honestly, it wouldn't be right at all if Peerless is read before Sakigake, as references were constantly being made to the latter, and it's an exploration of the past lives of already established characters, rather than new ones.
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