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Kento Ankokuden Cestvs


Alt Names: alt Cestusalt Cestvsalt Cestvs: The Legend of Boxing in the Dark Agesalt 암흑 전 세스타스alt 拳闘暗黒伝セスタス
Author: WAZARAI Shizuya
Artist: WAZARAI Shizuya
Genres: Action ActionAdventure AdventureDrama DramaHistorical HistoricalMartial Arts Martial ArtsSeinen SeinenTragedy Tragedy
Type: Manga (Japanese)
Status: Ongoing
Description: 54 AD. Cestvs, a young boy and member of the lowest social class, is placed into a training school for slave-boxers. It is here that he begins his journey to defy fate and survive.

Sequel:
> Kendo Shitouden Cestvs (http://bato.to/comic/_/comics/kendo-shitouden-cestvs-r20582)
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Chapters

Title Group Contributor Date
Vol.IX Ch.LXXIV: Course of Action
Dumbnut Category G 5 days ago
Vol.IX Ch.LXXIII: A Ghastly Mood
Dumbnut Category G A week ago
Vol.IX Ch.LXXII: A Strict Command
Dumbnut Category G 2 weeks ago
Vol.IX Ch.LXXI: Daybreak
Dumbnut Category G 3 weeks ago
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83 Comments

No boxing manga is complete without a cross counter huh.

Are they gonna go three for three?

When i saw the end of chapter LVXII i thought it was the same case of parasites as in that episode of House M.D with the autistic kid. But it was a good explanation of retinal damage, I like when an author goes for the extra mile to do research and then put it in an historical context.

B R A I N D A M A G E

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Good question, how old are they?
 
Well since the commander was actually going to kill Ruska (congrats on winning the bet i guess...) despite all the downsides that such an act would bring him, i would say... he has a mental age of around 5? maybe less.

 
Considering the amount of brain damage Demitorious has likely suffered from all his fights I'm impressed he can even string together sentences most of the time, giving him a mental age of five is probably being generous. :P
 

Is Ruska possible the admiral Anicetus?
Anicetus is known as the men Nero sent to murdered his mother and he had recorded of falsely accusation of affair with Octavia.
Excluding Anicetus was Nero tutor and Ruska was not tutor, Ruska has foreshadowed so far the possible similiar fate of what Ancestus would did:
he known the dark secret of emperor and has made grave pact with him and somewhat attracted Nero bride Octavia.


That certainly seems plausible. To touch on some later plot points:

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Whether or not we'll even get that far with the series to know is another question mind, as Wazarai seems intent on trying to rival Akagi's pacing. Historical spoilers I guess but it's only by about volume 13 that we see
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Is Ruska possible the admiral Anicetus?

Anicetus is known as the men Nero sent to murdered his mother and he had recorded of falsely accusation of affair with Octavia.

Excluding Anicetus was Nero tutor and Ruska was not tutor, Ruska has foreshadowed so far the possible similiar fate of what Ancestus would did:

he known the dark secret of emperor and has made grave pact with him and somewhat attracted Nero bride Octavia.

Good question, how old are they?

 

Well since the commander was actually going to kill Ruska (congrats on winning the bet i guess...) despite all the downsides that such an act would bring him, i would say... he has a mental age of around 5? maybe less.

Um... Before we go any further, may I just point out that the chapters are numbered XL-etc which means 40-something instead of LX-etc which is the 60s? And request a correction?

 

Heh, nice catch. Should've fixed them but let me know if anything still needs correcting.

Um... Before we go any further, may I just point out that the chapters are numbered XL-etc which means 40-something instead of LX-etc which is the 60s? And request a correction?

Do it faggot! kill him, i triple dog dare you!

 

Your sorry ass knows very damn well that you need Ruska alive more that Ruska needs himself alive, you can't pop another kid and train him in order to replace him, it will take years and you don't have the time, you fucked up like it or not, all that shitty parenting is coming back to bite you, that's right all your investment can and will come to shit if the kid becomes suicidal, what now mister?

 

Realistically he could take his wife and daughters hostages, he clearly doesn't gives a fuck about them, but Ruska does, and his dad looks like the type of scum that would resort to messing with them if it meas he can grab Ruska by the balls again, now that beating him up, teasing him, belittling him and ordering him around can no longer work, so if he can't live and work for his own sake he will have to do it for the sake of those 2.

lol wut

 

Why would Ruska even spread that rumor? He’s not even the type of person to do so. Needless request for an oath is needless.

Does it still count as NTR if Ruska's wife is dead, and Nero and Octavia don't love each other anyway?

Ruska, now a single and free man, would still be cucking Nero, a married man. Loveless or not, Octavia is still the emperor's empress. But in layman's terms it just be a standard affair at this point if Ruska and Octavia both agree to have a tryst together.

Does it still count as NTR if Ruska's wife is dead, and Nero and Octavia don't love each other anyway?

So why is his mother delusional now? Because his father picked him up when he was little and then raised him apart from her for a bit? Or are we missing something here?
 
That is part of it. Yet he also states how he is sick of the aforementioned cult of badassery in media in general. The trend of edgy grim-dark characters killing people left and right as if it ain’t no thang, ya dig :T ?

Also, you say it’s “already” 50 chapters in with too little character development for your taste. Do you think 50 chapters are a lot? I mean the protagonist in Kingdom for instance didn’t really start changing a lot fundamentally until several hundred chapters in.

 

Man i should consume more western media, i myself am sick of the cult of the kawaii sexy moe.

 

Yeah but Shin was never a little bitch which makes it way more easy to digest, plus he is humble relatively early by Kyokay, and the other generals forcing him to realize his shortcomings, relatively because before that there's the whole body double and introduction arc which ran for quite long, but that focused more on establishing the kind of world they lived in; but yeah 50 chapters is indeed a lot for me, man i lost count of how many times i find myself wanting to punch Cestvs's face, plus he never learns despite having quite a descent teacher he never follows advice and constantly finds himself punked, however if he were a Japanese high school girl he would have been an automatic master martial artist and gifted soldier (just like... just like Daenerys in the series holly shit!), you have to admit too, that there's a bunch of edge done badly nowadays, he does lump it with the 70s and 80s edge, but that's because he is ranting, you can't really put Rambo next to what we get today.

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So why is his mother delusional now? Because his father picked him up when he was little and then raised him apart from her for a bit? Or are we missing something here?
 

Not really, he is complaining on the transgiversation of the spirit of a literary work, [...]

That is part of it. Yet he also states how he is sick of the aforementioned cult of badassery in media in general. The trend of edgy grim-dark characters killing people left and right as if it ain’t no thang, ya dig :T ?

Also, you say it’s “already” 50 chapters in with too little character development for your taste. Do you think 50 chapters are a lot? I mean the protagonist in Kingdom for instance didn’t really start changing a lot fundamentally until several hundred chapters in.

Okay I'll be honest, I wasn't ready for that!

I was waiting for that (and more) since chapter 1, so i am quite pleased.

Okay I'll be honest, I wasn't ready for that!

But the cult of badassery is the bane of modern writing though :(
 
Oh, right, I forgot about that. Okay then. Still, Cestvs is young and can pick up again that streak later.

 

Not really, he is complaining on the transgiversation of the spirit of a literary work, and i have to agree with him at least in 2 works which i am way more familiar, Shadows of Mordor and LoTR, I love the damn game, the gameplay is great and it just feels right, but the philosophy behind it just doesn't fix within the universe it is trying to serve itself off.

 

And as for the cult of the baddass, that has never stopped Shizuya, hell writing stories about baddassery is why the guys is known, and while giving us the development of a kind and sensitive character as he grows into his own man, is great and all, we are 50+ chapters in and he is still an obnoxious little pussy wanker, which little rebellions against his master only lead to him becoming more of a scrub than he already is... he is just unlikable, because behind all his bullshit, in the end he is just a punk ass.

But the cult of badassery is the bane of modern writing though :(
 

The man who bought Cetvs said, win 10 straight matches and I'll clear your debt and that of your master's as well. So for Cetvs he as well can't lose a single a match so this fight is that much harder to pick a hero because of both their circumstances.

Oh, right, I forgot about that. Okay then. Still, Cestvs is young and can pick up again that streak later.

Are we supposed to root for Cestvs here? I mean if he loses, what really changes for him? But the other dude gets to be free after a victory.

I am certainly not rooting out for him, but then again, i am still waiting for this manga to pick up and live up to the baddassery that the mangaka has shown us in other works.

Are we supposed to root for Cestvs here? I mean if he loses, what really changes for him? But the other dude gets to be free after a victory.

The man who bought Cetvs said, win 10 straight matches and I'll clear your debt and that of your master's as well. So for Cetvs he as well can't lose a single a match so this fight is that much harder to pick a hero because of both their circumstances.

Are we supposed to root for Cestvs here? I mean if he loses, what really changes for him? But the other dude gets to be free after a victory.

Hmmmmm. Jet Comics,huh/


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