My original manga -MAYA of the Ayakashi:妖- Chapter10

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Hello I am RYO!

1: I have changed the title of the manga "-Jingi-→-MAYA of the Ayakashi:妖-"

This is not my past work. This is the latest chapter of my original manga -MAYA of the Ayakashi:妖- that I'm currently working on. Based on my beliefs, I'm decline for the rewards! About my beliefs👇

I regained my true heart
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This is the story of a Ninja girl Maya and a Japanese Yokai=妖怪(or "ayakashi" as they are called).
The Yokai are "spiritual beings" of legend that have existed in Japan since ancient times.
Their legends are preserved in many old Japanese documents and I was very much fascinated by their mysterious world.
This is the story of their mysterious and unique world that fascinated me so much!

This is the last page of the previous chapter!↓
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A Guide to Reading Manga

  • Japanese style manga is read from the right
  • The red text is Japanese.The meanings of the words are listed in (※)
  • At the bottom of each page is the text within each page. You can translate it into your own language and read it
  • There are some expressions that are unique to the Japanese language but don't affect your understanding of the story
  • I'm really tired of anyone pointing out my mistakes in English, so please leave it alone. we all make mistakes
  • 記事の下に日本語テキストVerがあります(There is an English version at the beginning and a Japanese text version later in the article)

-MAYA of the Ayakashi:妖- Chapter10

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Nin-jutsu(忍術)…It is a secret skill that only Ninjas have...
They sometimes control fire...
They can control water...
Sometimes they can disappear…
And sometimes they can multiply…
They manipulate a number of those skill...

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And then, suddenly appear like a mist...
Kill the enemy!!!
There are a number of anecdotes about Ninjas like this circulating around...
It is a kind of story that has spread because Ninjas have been work and feared for the past several hundred years…
So…is it just "a story"?
The answer is…No

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This is what he just did to us…!

The one that made this more powerful was…

That's right
Nin-jutsu…It is the mighty power of the Ninja...
But this power faded from people's memories with hundreds of years of peace...
But that's more than fine with us...because It's a secret skill that can't be taught outside the gates…
It's safe because people who think it's just an old story won't be over-targeted

Targeted…?

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Yes…As I said, Nin-jutsu is a secret skill...
but anyone who has spent time in battle knows that it is passed down to a select few…
And this great power is very attractive to them…
That's why we don't teach it easily, to prevent it from being leaked…
Listen up…
Nin-jutsu is the skill of protecting our lives…and at the same time, it's the reason why our lives are targeted…
...well, I tried to scare you, but...
In fact, Nin-jutsu itself is rarely targeted…
This is a kind of sermon to teach you to be aware as a full-fledged Ninja

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Think about it,
So to speak, Nin-jutsu is the skill of the Ninja style…
For example, martial arts have different style, but they don't fight to steal the other style, right?
The goal is not to steal...to decide which style is superior! That's it!
And our style is also just one of the countless...
Even if you fight and lose, you opponents will be satisfied that their style is superior to yours,
and the losing style will just be eliminated...

So…Why didn't you teach us about Nin-jutsu earlier?

That's the point
You know…There are many different "Jutsu" in this world...

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A Ninja controls the Nin-jutsu…
A Jujutsushi controls the Ju-jutsu...
A Itako controls the Korei-jutsu...
And Onmyoji controls the Onmyo-dou…
There are many of these mysterious skills all over the country, and each has evolved into its own style...
So what do you think they evolved from in the first place?

First place…? Does that mean that there is an original?

That's right…This mysterious power was not originally a human skill...
It was brought here from the other world long ago…

Other…world…?

Yes…We call that skill…

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Founder of all the Jutsu...
Yo-jutsu(妖術)

Yo-jutsu…!

Yo-…? It is…

Did you notice?
the "Yo" in Yo-jutsu is the same as the "Yo" in Yokai…
"Yo"…Another way to read it is...

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Ayakashi
Thousands of years ago…
Their otherworldly skills have been passed down to some humans...
One of its derivatives is Nin-jutsu.
So…Remember.
Learning Nin-jutsu means being exposed to the skill of the other world...
That means you step into your "unknown world"

Unknown world…?

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Hum…What you're saying is too abstract for me to understand...

I agree…

Anyway!
We want to know how to use Nin-jutsu!
Please leave the theory aside for a moment and start with something easy...

Alright…Beside me...what do you see?

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a…air…?

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Oh yeah! air! You’ve got me!

Comeon! I answered seriously!!

Were you serious-!?

Hahaha I'm sorry.
Alright…Anyway
that's all for today's class

Wha…What about Nin-jutsu!?

Relax…
There is a time for everything...

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You're already starting to show signs...
Don't be hasty, your time will come…

time will…come…?

Don't just chase after knowledge, skills, and things you can see…
Sometimes you just need to feel the comfort of the wind, the warmth of the fire, and the beautiful sound of the river…
That calm and quiet mind awakens a person's true power...
There are also beings that can be felt by doing so...
However…they're not always the most gentle of beings, though...

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Sabito…!?

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Chapter 10 END

This time I went a bit long on the explanation of Nin-jutsu, but I thought it was necessary to expand the story.

However…as it turns out, I was just having fun drawing Maya as usual😆

In my last post, I introduced the manga process and said that it takes two hours per page, but I actually calculated that it took about four hours😅
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There was another page that took a very long time this time, so I'll post that another time!

see you again here!

All my pictures are copyrighted to me, so if you want to share any of my pictures, please mention my profile link(@ryo-6414) along with it

-MAYA of the Ayakashi:妖- Chapter list

Chapter 1-2-3
@ryo-6414/my-original-manga-maya-of-the-ayakashi-chapter1-2-3

Chapter 4
@ryo-6414/my-original-ninja-manga-jingi-chapter4

Chapter 5
@ryo-6414/my-original-ninja-manga-jingi-chapter5

Chapter 6
@ryo-6414/my-original-manga-maya-of-the-ayakashi-chapter6

Chapter 7
@ryo-6414/my-original-manga-maya-of-the-ayakashi-chapter7

Chapter 8
@ryo-6414/my-original-manga-maya-of-the-ayakashi-chapter8

Chapter 9
@ryo-6414/my-original-manga-maya-of-the-ayakashi-chapter9

work process
@ryo-6414/do-you-enjoy-the-process-my-manga-jingi-work-process

Japanese↓

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忍術…それは忍者だけが持つ秘伝の技…
忍者とは時に火を…
水を操り…
瞬時に姿を眩ませ…
かと思えば分身して現る…
我々はそうした奇々怪々とも言われる術を幾多と操り…

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突如として霧のように現れ…
瞬時に敵を刺す!!!
巷で囁かれる忍者のこうした逸話は数多とある…
それは過去数百年に渡り忍者が暗躍し恐れられたからこそできた一種の"伝話"だ。
では、果たしてそれは"ただの伝話"なのか?
答えは…否だ

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さっきくらったのはこれだ…!
これを何倍にも強めたのが…
そう、忍術…それは忍者の強大なる力…
だがこの力は数百年の平穏な世と共に人々の記憶から消え去っていった…
だがそれは我々にとってはむしろ好都合…元より忍術とは門外不出の秘伝…
単なる古き伝話と思われていた方が狙われることもなく安全だ。
狙われる…?

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そう、今言ったように忍術とは秘伝の技だ…
しかし…忍者の系譜にはその技が未だ受け継がれていることを戦に身を置いてる者なら誰でも知っている。
そしてこの強大な力はそんな奴らにとっては実に魅力的だ。
だからこそ漏洩を防ぐために安易に教えることはせんのだ。
いいか?肝に命じておけ…
忍術とは命を守る術(すべ)であると同時に…
命を狙われる理由にもなるのだ。
…とまぁ脅してはみたが、
実際のところ忍術自体が狙われることはほぼ皆無だ。
これは忍者としての自覚を施すための一種の説教だな

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考えてみろ、
忍術とは言うなれば忍者の流派の技だ…
武術にしろ各々が多様な流儀を心得ているわけだが相手の流派を盗むために戦うわけではないだろ?
目的は盗むことではなく…どちらの技の方が優れているのか!そこだ!
そして我々の流派もまた数多ある中の一つでしかない…
例え戦い敗北を喫しても相手は自らの技の方が優れていることに満足し、敗北者側の流派はただ淘汰されていくだけだろう…
え…それなら忍術のこともっと早く教えてくれてもよかったんじゃないの?
重要なのはそこだ
いいか?この世には様々な術が存在している…

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忍者が操る忍術…
呪術師が操る呪術…
イタコが操る降霊術…
陰陽師が操る陰陽道…
このような怪異な術は全国に数多ありそれぞれが独自の"道"として確立していった…
だが、そもそもこれらの術は"何から"派生したと思う?
何から…?つまり起源となったものがあるということですか?
その通り、この不可思議な力は元々は人間の技ではない…
遥か大昔に異界からもたらされたものだ…
異界…?
そう…その技を我々はこう呼ぶ…

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全ての術の祖…妖術と。
妖術…!
妖…って…
氣付いたか?そう…妖術の"妖"は妖怪の"妖"と同じ漢字だ。妖…またの読み方を…

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あやかし。
遡ること数千年…
異界の住人達がもたらした妖しき技は一部の人間達へと受け継がれた…
それを起源とし派生、確立した技の一つが忍術というわけだ。
覚えておけ、忍術を学ぶということはまさしくこの異界の技に触れるということ…
それはつまり完全なる"未知の世界"へ足を踏み入れるということだ。
未知の世界…?

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もう…なんか言ってることが抽象的過ぎてよくわかんないんだけど…
同じく…
とにかく!
忍術を使えるようになりたいのよ私達は!
そういう難しい理屈は置いといてさ!まずは簡単なのを…
それなら…私の横に何が見える?

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…は?
く…空氣…?

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ぷっははっ!
そうか空氣か!こりゃ一本取られたな!
何よ!私は真面目に答えたのに!!
真面目だったのかー!?
ははは、すまんすまん。
まぁとにかく…よし、今日の授業はこれで終わりにするとしよう。
ちょ、忍術は!?
落ち着け…物事にはタイミングというものがある…

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お前らには既に兆候が表れ始めている…
焦らずともいずれその時が来るだろう…
その時…?
知識や技術や目に見えるものばかりを追うのではなく…
時には風の心地よさや火の温かさ、川の美しい音を感じることだ…
その穏やかで慎ましき心が人の本来の力を目覚めさせる…
そうすることで感じるようになる存在もいるものだ…
まぁ…必ずしも穏和な存在ばかりではないがな…"そいつら"は

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サビト…!?

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