Thank you guys for all the warm comments we received in the previous post, in the chatbox, and on Discord. And now, for the promised Karate surprise! Well, it won’t be a surprise for many of you, but at least most of you should feel like this is an unexpected present. 🙂
So, 500 is not quite the end of the story for Kohinata Minoru. Released as part of the sequel Karate Shoukoushi Monogatari, the following two chapters are billed as KSKM bangaihen (i.e. extra chapter) and take place in that timeline much later in the story. Rather than wait until we get 6 volumes through the sequel, we thought we’d release them right on the heels of the initial 500 chapters. As a final bit of dedication to the series, I went full out and made sure every single panel was redrawn in this chapter, a glimpse of the past glory if you will and hopefully a fitting send off to the series.
Note that the bangaihen might contain very minor spoilers for what went on in the background of Karate Shoukoushi Monogatari. If you are sensitive to that, you might want to wait to read these until they are released again as chapters 61 and 62 of the sequel.