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Odori Park by Chris Watkins: Learn Japanese Part 1
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  1. Bartimaeus

    Normally, I’d have to ask what those mean… but under the circumstances, I think I can infer from context! XD

  2. Chris

    That’s the idea, Bartimaeus! Let’s see how long I can keep this up. ;)

  3. Trevor Kent

    I knew the kanji (It’s in my comic’s name after all), but had to look up the context :-P Although your handwriting confused me a bit, at first I thought you wrote ま but noticed that it looked more like ほ.

  4. SpilledInkGuy

    Yeah - what he said!

  5. Scott Smith

    the first characters are Japanese Hiragana for A (pronounced “Ahh”) and HO. A transliteration of what I guess to be an English swear word.
    The second is a hiragana character for KI (pronounced “key”). The subsequent Japanese is KI O TSUKETTE. That translates to “Be Careful.”

  6. Chris

    Trevor: Yeah, I don’t have the best handwriting in any language… ;D
    SpilledInk: Next week, I’m doing Pig Latin. Hatway ooday ouyay inkthay?
    Scott: Ding ding ding! We have a winner! :)

  7. Spike Matthews

    Fun with language aside, I love the art style in this one. I’m not entirely sure, but isn’t it riffing off a Japanese style?
    Also, I may be biased, but I love the way you have the friend’s beard moving with his facial expressions - it’s these small details that make this fun to read.

  8. Jack of Gulls Comic

    Who’d make fun of that hat?

  9. Natasha

    ^That’s what I thought too!
    I mean, it’s such a spiffy hat :p

  10. Chris

    Spike: Thanks! Not sure it’s entirely Japanese in style, but I’m sure it’s influenced. Thinking I may try carrying some of this over into the regular strip when this series is over…
    Jack: Only a big ol’ meanie! :)
    Natasha: :D If only Colin knew he had such support.

  11. ExPaladin

    Oh man, I mixed up ‘ho’ and ‘ha’.

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