Notes for Discommunication Seireihen chapter 6
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Rinko actually says randoseru
, which is the backpack elementary school kids wear.
The billboard in the bottom-right panel is for "Onigoroshi," probably a reference to Wakatake Onikoroshi sake.
Tohto University isn't a real school, as far as I can tell.
Tsugumi uses an archaic female pronoun here, so I've decided to render it as the royal we
The frame at the right says "poke-emon," evidently an unholy combination between Pikachu
is a game similar to Ouija
, where the participants appeal to spirits to answer their questions.
I couldn't find much about yorimashi
on the English web, but the Wikipedia article on yorishiro
mentions them briefly.
Ushi no koku mairi
is a curse method where you strike a nail through an effigy of your victim, specifically during the Hour of the Ox (ushi no koku
, 1-3 A.M.). Generally the effigy is nailed to something of spiritual significance, such as a tree near a shrine. (WP-ja
I'm still not clear on what the connection to ukei
is. Apparently the first ukei
was when the Susanoo made a challenge to Amaterasu
. In order to prove their sincerity, they would each take an object from the other and birth gods and goddesses from them. In this way their words became their bond. I also read through the chapter of Yukio Mishima's Runaway Horses
) that mentions ukei
, and in practice it seems to be a oracle ritual, though "fraught with sacred power." Perhaps Ueshiba is making a connection from "words" to "breath."
Since "Yume Tsukai" does literally mean "dream users," I guess there's nothing more to say. [Andrew Cunningham renders this as "Dream Masters", which more explicitly states the implied mastery. More marketable, too.]
A graduation anthology is not quite the same thing as a yearbook, though it's similar. As portrayed in this manga, everybody gets to publish an article and a picture.
Given the timeframe, I think it's likely that the author received an advance copy of the YMO live album ONE MORE YMO
is a Japanese label that focuses on video game music.
Once again the scribbles reference Natsuhiko Kyogoku
's series of mystery novels ("Kyogokudo"); Enokizu and Sekiguchi (Seki-kun) are characters from it. "Kato" is Yasunori Katō
from Teito Monogatari
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