Chapter 275 - One Tenth's Labor


"One Tenth's Labor" (一割の労苦 Ichiwari no Rouku), a pun on an essay by Osamu Dazai called "One Day's Labor" (一日の労苦 Ichinichi no Rouku).

First published on September 21, 2011.

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Opening Text (magazine)

The big heat and the remaining heat as well as the arrival of fall are all pretty dusty, so we don't know.

  • Pretty dusty was written as "こもりきり" (komorikiri)

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90 vs. 90 thing

Some code monkeys preach that 90% of the code will take 10% of the time, while the other 10% will take 90% of the time.

Prime Minister

The Prime Minister's excuse (arguably justified in this case) for waiting a while between announcing he'd step down and actually stepping down was the problems caused by the earthquake.

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A suspiciously specific example… (Panel 3)

Sure, of course this example manga's going to run until volume 54.

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Despair List

  • The part after "Farewell, Space Battleship" is even longer.
    • Reference to Space Battleship Yamato. The final movie "Farewell, Space Battleship" was reused almost in its entirety for the TV series, with only a slight addition before the finale.
  • The last part is the longest
    • Reference to the 20th Century Boys live-action movie trilogy. The last film is the longest, at 155 minutes.
  • It's been a while since they did the "Crimson Goddess"
    • A reference to the series Glass Mask, where at the beginning, the role of lead actress of "The Crimson Goddess" is made out to be the ultimate goal of the series. Well, they've already made it through "The Crimson Goddess", and the manga-ka said she'd end it. Two years later (2011), it's still running.

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Book (Panel 1)

The book's title is "Gas Mask" (Gabasu no Kamen), a pun on "Glass Mask" (Garasu no Kamen).

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Sign (Panel 6)

The sign says "Seybu – Ikebukuro", a reference to the real department store Seibu.

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Despair List

  • After you complete 90% of the Unification on Nobunaga's Ambition, you're close to giving up.
    • Nobunaga's Ambition is a series of strategy games focused on the time leading up to the beginning of the Tokugawa Shogunate.
  • While climbing the mountain without extra oxygen, you can't go on after Entrance No.9 because there's almost no oxygen in the air.
    • Since there's an entrance number, this item probably refers to Mt. Fuji.
  • Cleaning the remaining 10% of contaminated water is the hardest.
  • Once he thought he'd meet his mother again, it was a pretty long time for Marco.

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Sagarada Familia

A Spanish cathedral that's been under construction since 1882. Current estimates place the end of construction in 2026, with a lot of construction work still remaining.

Ending Text

"If I'm allowed to skip the ending, I can do two chapters at once, lol"

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