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Edo Town Go Club

From Kidō, October 1975

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Edo Town Go Club

Written and drawn by Tani Ikuo

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Old man: Hey, hey, how about a game?

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Working man: Nah. The typhoon is getting close and…

Working man: …I have to go back home and lock up the storm windows or else…

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Old man: It’s aaall right, I tell you. At this rate it’ll never get this close.

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Working man: Is that so, I wonder. Well then, only one game, heh, heh, heh…

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Old man: Ha, ha, ha. That’s the game, isn’t it?

Old man: It seems to be getting close after all, so why don’t we both go home?

FX: Working man glaring at old man

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Working man: It’s all right. The typhoon isn’t getting anywhere nearby, I tell you.

Working man: Let’s play one more game!

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FX: Howling wind

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Working man: Heh, heh, heh. It’s my win, you know.

Working man: How’s that? The typhoon finally seems to be getting stronger and…

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Old man: No way, once again, once again! Hey, let’s play one more game!

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Old man: Aaaah, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha! I won without even going the whole way!

Old man: Shouldn’t we finally stop here?

Old man: It seems like it’s getting to be the real thing out there…

FX: Creaks and rubbing sounds as the building sways in the wind

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Working man: Whaaat? Could you be so scared of this kind of wind?

Working man: That’s a disgrace to the name of a son of Edo, that’s what it is! Well!

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FX: SNAP!

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Old man: Whaaat! One more game!

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Working man: Even if there was a blazing fire all around! In a blazing fire!

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Old man: One more game!

FX: Bang! [Sound of stone slapped hard on the board]

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Working man: Are you trying to run away! [Referring to stones running away]

FX: Bang! [Sound of stone slapped hard on the board]

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Old man: Ugh… I can’t do anything anymore…

Working man: My head aches…

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Working man: I guess I’ll finally go home noow.

Old man: Which? It seems like the typhoon is over now.

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Working man: Ow, ow…

Old man: Huh??

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Island native: You people. What in the world are you doing here… [Note that the native’s words are rendered in katakana, indicating that he is really speaking in a foreign language.]

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