11 Responses to “Takeko Nakano”

  1. Carol

    By the way there’s a repeated word in the sixth panel (not counting the cover). The leader says “Don’t let let the imperials see us with you lot!”

  2. Cala

    9th panel says:

    The day of, Takeko fought like a demon. (The missing noun is probably not intentional?)

    Nice entry though. :)

  3. Jeanette Wu

    This was such a tragic entry. The battle between Emperor and Shogunate was very bloody, and while the shogunate was slowly killing the country with their conservatism and political corruption (or rather the Elder Council for the shoguns, as by this time the shoguns themselves had become puppet rulers), there is no denying the courage of the samurai who fought to preserve their way of life. And Nakano Takeko was one of those samurai. I like the atmosphere, though it took a beat for me to realize it’s upside-down.

  4. JoiaJ

    I cried. Thank you.

  5. D.S. Ryelle

    I once read that the naginata was the woman’s weapon, used to defend the home. A little more than that, here. ;)

  6. Jman Yiisshh

    such a fantastic story

  7. Jman Yiisshh

    veela brought me here

  8. Juan Reyes

    I love it.

  9. Sharknana

    so i know this is sick, but im still puzzling over who it was that cut off Takeko’s head. was it her mother?

  10. Jason Porath

    No, it was just another guy fighting alongside them.

  11. Jason Porath

    His name, according to records, was Yosishaburo Ueno. (Ueno being the family name)