Neo League 251 - #264: Nanako vs Noriko

Description: Yanagimura Nanako against Asakaze Noriko in biting cold! Funny hats, flashing swords and excellent displays of energy fireworks between the fighters prove to be a most impressive fight in Mother Russia! (Winner: Nanako)

Ahh Russia! Land of ...lots of cold. And gingerbread house-looking buildings. At least that's how they appear to Yanagimura Nanako!

Clad in a long, deep violet coat with fluffy faux-fur trimming and one of those cute tall hats Russians wear, Nanako ambles along, though her features light up upon seeing the League Fight crew setting up and readying for the fight soon to be happening! Racing over, the girl frantically waves an arm, shouting, "I'm here, I'm here! I'm not late, I swear!" The crew turn, eyeing the girl before they groan lightly. Not her.

"AND NOW!!" The announcer, full of cheer, motions a hand, dressed like a Russian Tzar. Pointing to the audience in the camera, he holds the mic close, grinning wide. "THE FIGHT YOU'VE BEEN WAITING FOR!"

"OH YEAH!" Nanako cries, hopping wildly.

"Here in scenic Russia two fighters will pit their skills against one another, but only ONE will be victor!"

"THAT'S ME!" Nanako cries again. The announcer pauses, glaring at her.

"Now, to introduce the fighter--"

"I'M NANAKO! I'm here, representing the Shitenno Kobujutsu style, passed down through the generations of my family! I will show you its potential! Oh yeah!!"

"..." The audience and crew sigh in unison.

"And in THIS corner--" Her opponent?

Color Noriko surprised when she realized there was a potential League fight within Russia; Her latest trip around the world to absorb the past and attempt to build a new future does still include ample training, even if such is at best distant second to finding herself once more. Tentatively the girl signed up, unaware of who her opponent was at the onset. Finding out Nanako was also a heir to a fighting style was brightening, and she arrived a good thirty minutes early under the hopes she could speak with the other girl before fighting.
And that thirty minutes turned into... well, suffice to say the schoolgirl is rather late. Opposite across the cordoned area is a small and much more subtle opponent, dressed in her embroidered kimono with a swirling brown cloak over. The hood rests over her head, enshrouding her slight form. Only peeks of the clothing beneath can be seen in momentary rustles of wind, as well as the hilt of a katana with one hand resting upon it lightly.
Stepping forward after the... peculiar introduction, the hood is swept backwards and a deep bow is given towards Nanako. Thorough etiquette, to say the least. "I am Noriko Asakaze... I am here to display the family arts of battojutsu. It is a pleasure to meet you." In contrast the crowd reacts much more warmly, already mumbling that she's won the contest in terms of first impressions! Take that!
Standing up thereafter, one arm parts the cloak as a defensive stance is taken. Her body pivots down, center of balance carefully molded. Apparently, the anticipation is that Nanako is just as outgoing in her combat as she is in personality. "I will give you the honor of beginning at your leisure..." is softly spoken, long hair billowing in another gust of iced wind. A slight smile is on her features, but only a moment -- then she has a mask of calm and control, a bastion for endless training and practice. One hand hovers over her katana's hilt, ready to react as opposed to begin.

COMBATSYS: Noriko has started a fight here.

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Noriko           0/-------/-------|

COMBATSYS: Noriko takes no action.

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Noriko           0/-------/-------|

Color NANAKO surprised when her greenish-yellow eyes behold her opponent, a sword-wielding girl with a fancy kimono that does well to make the girl feel...well, underdressed. She smiles brightly, nonetheless, beaming for her soon-to-be opponent in this League Fight. Is Noriko excited? Nanako sure is!

Introducing herself, Nanako bows politely to the other girl, still beaming as she stands across from her. Does the crowd like her better? Well, that's fine! Nanako is here to prove herself to her family and the world at large as a fighter! Who cares about small details, like first impressions? It's all about skill! Or so she thinks.

Her eyes flicker from the crowd to the young woman across from her, features still as cheerful as ever. She's gonna let Nanako go first? "Alright then, miss Asakazu!" Good with names Nanako is not. Still, that doesn't seem to get her down--in fact, Nanako lunges at her opponent, a few swift punches seemingly aimed for her gut. They are, however, mere feints; the real attack comes from the opposite hand that attempts to chop her at the side of her neck. "HIYA!"

COMBATSYS: Nanako has joined the fight here.

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Noriko           0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0           Nanako

COMBATSYS: Nanako successfully hits Noriko with Strong Punch.

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Noriko           0/-------/-----==|-------\-------\0           Nanako

"Umm... Asakaze..." is commented, not sounding very shy at least. Maybe just slightly affronted. Preparing herself as the other girl advances, there's no motion to underestimate or allow the other girl to attain an initial advantage. The key to a strong battle is a strong beginning, on both the physical and psychological front! And here she comes!
Showing a startling speed, the feints are each dodged with shifts to the side, her cloak doing a good job of concealing just where her mass is. No attempt is made towards retribution, which turns out to be a disadvantage; As the real strike comes, Noriko widens her eyes and brings up the sheathed katana too late. It's not enough to stall the raw force, knocked aside and leaving her open for a devastating strike to the neck. Stumbling backwards, her legs go limp and the hapless swordswoman hits the ground like a sack of potatoes, rolling over and seeming to tangle herself within the cloak.
...Now, who was it that had the good start?
For just a moment the mass of green clothing shuffles, before there's a sudden shimmer of air. The thick fabric parts neatly in half, Noriko now clad only in her kimono bursting up and unsheathed katana visible before rapidly clicking back home. And a crescent wave of vorpal condensed chi and air swirls out, attempting to impact Nanako before she can better capitalize on her initial hit! Although Noriko is bleeding from the corner of a lip, she seems more lightly battered then anything else...

COMBATSYS: Noriko successfully hits Nanako with Fall of Dusk.

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Noriko           0/-------/---====|====---\-------\0           Nanako

"Right! Asukaze!" exclaims Nanako, right as she springs off her back foot and lunges forward, to feint her foe into opening up. The feints are, however, avoided for the most part, but distracted, the other girl's far too late. The result? A particularly nasty karate-chop to the side of her neck that seems to cause poor Noriko to fold like a house of cards. Not smug about it, however, Nanako gives her opponent some room, smiling brightly.

Now it's Noriko's turn. Unsheathing her katana swiftly, the girl is surprised to see a blast of chi screaming at her. Struck, the girl spins to the side, whirling about rather whimsically before she finally stomps a foot down, holding her ground. Ow, that stung.

Eyes shift swiftly, gauging her foe. Grinning broadly, Nanako lifts a finger and exclaims, "That was a good move!" That said she lifts her hands and slaps her face, eyes squinting shut as she tries to encourage herself to focus focus focus! "Come on, Nyanko! Get your act together!" A peculiar note would be the pink swirl of energy around her, little motes of pink light drifting about her as she gathers her wits.

COMBATSYS: Nanako gathers her will.

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Noriko           0/-------/---====|=======\-------\1           Nanako

"...The Asakaze art is Iaijutsu, primarily." is commented, Noriko seeming to not care that it might reveal a potential weakness. Wiping her lip with the back of a hand, opting to just ignore the inability to remember her name. She might not hold much in high esteem, but she's very proud of her heritage! Kicking aside the remains of her poor cloak, Noriko immediately finds herself chilly but can't so much about that now, can she? Yet her own style is also formed to take advantage of lulls in battle. As the apparent 'Nyanko' swirls with energy, another stance is taken by Noriko with sword interposed before herself defensively. There's a shimmer as a column of visible autumn wind swirls high, before spreading out and flitting leaves around in a brisk breeze. She seems to be gaining a fair amount of concentration, and her sheathed weapon begins to shimmer brown... So far, they are completely even! Something not lost on the suddenly quiet crowd and announcer, cameras pivoting to take them both in.

COMBATSYS: Noriko gathers her will.

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Noriko           1/-------/=======|=======\-------\1           Nanako

Iaijutsu? Blinking as the other girl explains, Nanako remains a captive audience of sorts, nodding lightly. "Really? So you use a weapon?" the girl inquires, lifting a finger toward the hilt that peeks out from Noriko's side. That's not necessarily good. That might hurt a little to fight this girl. But, you know what?

That's O.K.!

Gathering her wits and will, Nanako's eyes open, spying the other girl there gathering her energy as well. And what's worse, her display is impressive and pretty, which totally upstages Nanako for the most part. What's left to do? Well.

Nanako rushes to the side rather suddenly, lunging for a microphone stand. Taking a cue from her past foes, the girl reels back before she releases, letting the item fly--flat end down, mind!--toward Noriko as she stands there! Unconventional? Perhaps! Cheap? Maybe a little. "HIYAAA!"

COMBATSYS: Noriko blocks Nanako's Large Thrown Object.

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Noriko           1/------=/=======|=======\-------\1           Nanako

An incoming microphone stand? That's somewhat peculiar. As it spirals through the air, Noriko keeps a careful eye upon it... Before suddenly snapping out the blade, and cutting it in half. Both ends fly away, grazing her shoulders in what seems to be a harmless manner. Shink, resheathed. Although she doesn't much break her stance, despite the wind suddenly tampering down. Her head shakes side to side slightly, and a refreshing breeze swirls around before finally cutting off as bangs resettle. And Noriko seems to be quite fine, despite the initial strike to her neck. Much more a mountain then size might hint, to say the least! "Yes... Iaijutsu. My family art comes from an ancient samurai technique... To kill the opponent in a single blow." The sheath is raised. "...I will not draw my sword unless I am sure it will hit."

COMBATSYS: Noriko gains composure.

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Noriko           0/-------/=======|=======\-------\1           Nanako

If there's one thing Nanako has to do in this fight, it's be wary of the girl and her katana. Thus does she do so by hurling a microphone stand at poor Noriko, even remaining enthused enough to shout out a kiai before doing so! Still, the attempt is met with a flash of steel, that stand going into two pieces and landing in a noisy mess behind her opponent. Furrowing her brows, the girl whistles and lifts a hand up to her forehead, a wide grin crawling over her features. "Mighty impressive! Nyaha!

"Really? Samurais, huh? Mine's supposedly from some monk defenders or somethin'. Y'know, I'll be honest with you. When dad talks ‘bout that stuff I kinda go off and daydream. Ehehe." A hand rises, idly rubbing the back of her head before she gets back to business.

"Well, I'll be sure that you can't hit me, y'hear!?" Rushing forward, the tiny girl reaches out, attempting to snag Noriko and snake around behind her before hefting her up. And should it succeed..?

COMBATSYS: Nanako successfully hits Noriko with Nyanko Crusher.

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Noriko           1/----===/=======|=======\=------\1           Nanako

Oh snap!

With her arms around the other girl in a hearty, Psycho Power-enhanced hug, Nanako HEFTS Noriko high up, her arms tense around her waist. "My self-style arts! NYANKO!" Raised high, the girl swiftly descends backwards, driving the other girl's upper body harshly toward the ground beneath their feet in a hefty German suplex!


When it's over the girl lets go and rolls aside, leaping to her feet and bouncing lightly in place.

For some reason Nanako's response saddens Noriko slightly, her head bowing and weapon once more positioned defensively. "...You should always listen to your history. You never know when you might never get opportunity to hear it again." This doesn't seem to interrupt the defensive attempt, a hearty leap backwards done before attempting to drive away the assault with a forearm. Only for Noriko to find that it's a grapple! Lifted up in the air, there's little to do from that position then feel the surging psionic energy and meet the ground with a resounding crash! But in a still quite impressive show of resilience she pushes herself up in the air, landing in a crouch before charging forward despite her recoiling innards and swirling head. Obviously she's damaged, but she's attempting to take supreme advantage of the time required to situate after that maneuver. Ignore the hissing pain... And--
The katana bursts out of the sheath, bolstered by a swirling aura of condensed wind. And if it impacts Nanako in the chest, all of that would be further met by a detonating cyclone, attempting to send her flying backwards to boot.
...More importantly, she's using the back of her sword, so there'd be no actual cutting. One sacrifice she is willing to make!

COMBATSYS: Nanako counters Crimson Sunset from Noriko with Auspicious Hand.

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Noriko           1/--=====/=======|=======\===----\1           Nanako

Listen to her history? For a moment the other girl seems perplexed, the apparent sorrow that haunts her opponent's features a little disarming. She has a point; it's not as if dad will always be there, that stuff is so boring. A brief frown haunts Nanako's face before she lifts a thumb and rubs it under her nose, beaming. "Yeah, well, just ‘cause I'm not listenin' doesn't mean it doesn't sink in!" Really, it's true!

But all that is seemingly behind the pair as the tiny girl in the cute fuzzy Russian hat snags her foe and displays a surprising show of strength, suplexing Noriko into the ground before she herself rolls away. Alas, her hat falls off, and Nanako doesn't notice til after she's done hopping up and down, keeping energetic.

"Whoa, crud," the girl grumbles, eyeing her hat. She moves in to retrieve it--and it would seem that Noriko moves as well. It's when she's standing upright and dusting her hat off she notices, blinking once before she widens her eyes. "Waaah!" Instincts kick in and the young girl's hands ignite with Psycho Power as they move forward, to intercept the other girl mid-strike. Palms thrust forward sharply, impacting at her gut before an explosion of pink Psycho Power erupts and blasts poor Noriko back. It leaves her panting, eyes wide as she stares. Noriko is fast and her moves look really cool!

Send backwards with the pulse of energy, Noriko's eyes widen and she doubles over, legs half-buckling. One hand reaches up to grasp her mouth, and a fair amount of blood is coughed up thereafter. Eyes lid, but before she cascades unconscious tension returns and another unsteady step backwards is taken. Breath is coming heavily, eyes narrowed. She's just like Alma... Able to utilize some bizarre energy she cannot truly fathom. To make matters worse, the response was effortless. ...Another person with raw talent, where Noriko is at best a sub-par individual who compensates her lack of strength and skill with diligence and training. It's never enough, though... Why is she so far off...?
Something begins to shift within her, an odd and disturbing resolve as stance straightens and features harden. One that heralds this boost of willpower is not summoned within anything good. Casually the sheathed katana is inverted before gripped once more. Whether Nanako realizes what that entails is up in the air.
All this time, Noriko has used her style inappropriately. Trying not to draw blood, when the intent of her maneuvers is to kill. Well, fine! Her days of pacifist training and half-hearted conflicts making the cut died with her father, and it's time she bit the bullet and fought for real! Her stance becomes rather aggressive, entire body leaning forward. Something rather large is about to take place, although /what/ is still up in the air... Nanako's move. Which might be the last in the fight, one way or another!

COMBATSYS: Noriko focuses on her next action.

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Noriko           1/--=====/=======|=======\===----\1           Nanako

There's a look of concern that passes over Nanako's face as Noriko's hand lifts post-impact, covering her mouth as she coughs. Stumbling back, the other girl looks concerned, features pulling into a worrisome expression. "Are...are you okay?" the younger woman asks, titling her head to one side as she lifts her hands up and puts her hand back atop her head. She doesn't want this other girl to fight if she's going to wind up in the HOSPITAL over it. Nanako's here to have fun and excitement, not kill or wound someone!

Still, Noriko seems to find a sense of strength, evident by the way the air around her changes. Blinking slowly, Noriko's features pull into a cheerful smile. That's the way it goes! It's all about spirit and strength! Her stance shifts, and in turn Nanako assumes a more offensive stance herself. "Yeah!" Hands pull tightly, bound into fists at her sides as she stands there, beaming. Make a move? Not yet. For all the good cheer and seeming naivete about her, Nanako has become extremely cautious.

COMBATSYS: Nanako gains composure.

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Noriko           1/--=====/=======|=======\=------\1           Nanako

No response is made, and there's similarly not the air of Noriko particularly having fun. Some airheaded girl many years younger, shirking the destiny Noriko gave herself to, and still managing to surpass her without even knowing her name... And having some half-baked style while Noriko slaved her entire life since she could barely walk Bah! Bah, says this swordswoman!
A single stumbling motion forward is done, before it turns into a charge. Chi swirls at the base of her legs, before seeming to detonate. This surges her forward with even further speed, and at the moment Noriko already had plenty. Spiraling once, the held katana seethes with condensed energy despite remaining sheathed. Her kimono flutters, eyes narrowing down, before seeming to lose herself in something. It might be that, just once... Noriko is simply ignoring how dangerous this maneuver can be.
There's a loud crack as the blade screams out, steel blade almost completely brown with the swirling chi. And then it thrusts out, aiming to sink within Nanako... Although she falters due to her wounds, and the accuracy is off, that doesn't mean having a sword anywhere within you is a good thing.
...And what happens next is entirely dependent on whether it connects!

COMBATSYS: Noriko successfully hits Nanako with Total Eclipse.

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Noriko           0/-------/------=|=======\======-\1           Nanako

Of course, it's probably quite uncomfortable to have a sword lodged within. This one is bitingly cold to boot. For just a split section it would remain thusly juxtaposed, the air shimmering. Many people probably were not entirely aware of what just happened. Before there's another detonation, as it's yanked out. A gargantuan spiral of vorpal air, a literal vortex, entombs Nanako before trying to shoot her twisting high overhead. The crack knocks a few people nearby backwards. And there would be no small amount of bleeding, the intent to shred another person and indeed end a conflict with just this technique. Noriko continues to pant, blinking confused and looking befuddled at the crimson blade... The crowd's reaction, to say the least, is decidedly negative. This was supposed to be a fun match, after all!

As far as Nanako's concerned the two are evenly matched. Noriko's skill is impressive, both in execution as well as its potency. It HURTS after all! Thus Nanako doesn't see herself as being any better than her opponent, like most of her opponents. ‘Sides, she's here to have fun, not win some sort of egotistical victory!

Watching as the other girl makes her move, Nanako's expression falters slightly, features puzzled as chi swells around the other woman. Try as Nanako may to move out of harm's way at the last second she's caught within the flash of her blade, sent spiraling up high above before she comes crashing down in a mess of little girl and awesome Russian clothes. Or so Nanako thinks.

"Th-that was awesome!" Recovering from that particularly PAINFUL attack Nanako rises clumsily to her feet, staggering a bit. After she ambles to her feet the girl sways a bit before she curls her hands into tiny fists, that same pink aura and light erupting from around her. Still as cautious as ever, Nanako seems to be biding her time here.

COMBATSYS: Nanako gathers her will.

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Noriko           0/-------/------=|>>>>>>>\>>>>>>>\2           Nanako

...Awesome? Being stabbed was awesome? Well, the truth of that is probably more morbid. Yet somehow, Nanako's acceptance of being, well, impaled, is making it easier for Noriko. So that really is a valid technique in these sort of fights. Well, okay. No longer looking quite as cold, another hop backwards is taken before bringing up her weapon and unsheathing it. Yet again, a swirling crescent of cutting wind is brought to bear, attempting to smack Nanako backwards in an onslaught of force. She seems to still have plenty of energy, even if her body might not be cooperating nearly as much. She can't afford to get hit, period; And if Nanako can counter her best while distracted, then why even get close!

COMBATSYS: Nanako overcomes Fall of Dusk from Noriko with Purifying Light of Dawn.

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Noriko           0/-------/------=|===----\-------\0           Nanako

Still smiling all the while, Nanako focuses on her self, gathering her will and otherwise giving herself inner encouragement to fight and do her best!! Eyes drawing shut, the girl whispers to herself words of enthusiasm! Do your best! You can do it!

When those eyes open, however, the sight of Noriko moving catches her eye. That's when the girl sprints forward, bursting into a blaze of pink psionic energy before she suddenly EXPLODES in a pillar of pink, that energy devouring that chi-laced crescent arc of energy and otherwise expanding out, to snag Noriko up into its swell and devour her as well if she's not fast! "HYAAAAAH!"

COMBATSYS: Nanako successfully hits Noriko with Purifying Light of Dawn.

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Noriko           0/-------/--=====|===----\-------\0           Nanako

Well, that little bit of tactical maneuvering certainly backfired. Eyes widen as the wind is dissipated, before flashing forward and engulfing poor Noriko. She's sent flying, head absolutely swimming in utter pain. Had this been normal chi, things would be so much different...! Down she goes, crashing on a shoulder and rolling to a stop with a clatter. The match is almost called there, before the sheathed katana's base impacts the ground. The hilt is clutched in a trembling grip, and slowly Noriko forces herself to her feet. Her left arm is limp at her side, breath coming rapidly. Teetering, still she remains upright. Quite the willpower!
"...Not... over just yet...!" Noriko states, before seeming to think. She's really got no options left. Even another of her family's greatest techniques would probably be insufficient. Time to just give it what she's got left! If she can't use her drawing techniques... Flicking her wrist, the sheath is cast aside. And then she charges, sliding to a stop and beginning a vicious onslaught of strikes. Attempting to force Nanako to evade as opposed to anything else.

COMBATSYS: Nanako dodges Noriko's Strong Punch.

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Noriko           0/-------/--=====|===----\-------\0           Nanako

Caught in the tempest of Psycho Power, Noriko is buffeted about, sent spiraling up before the cyclone dissipates, wisps of pink light rising up as the last of her will is exerted against the girl. When all is said and done the other woman falls painfully, leaving Nanako briefly bewildered and winded. That...takes a lot of strength!

And the fact Noriko's still conscious? Well!

Grinning broadly, Nanako faces her opponent squarely, hands on her hips before she lifts one and points a finger. "Good!" she exclaims, still grinning. She wouldn't want Noriko to give up yet. No way! The other woman comes racing forward, that hand on her sword catching her eye. Nanako's on the defense, and when the strikes come the girl nimbly hops back, a series of handsprings and backflips getting her out of harms way and avoiding that sword's bite.

When the last strike comes Nanako lands in a brief crouch before she leaps up high, arcing as she descends with a flying kick aimed for Noriko's chest!

COMBATSYS: Nanako successfully hits Noriko with Light Kick.

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Noriko           0/-------/-======|====---\-------\0           Nanako

Still trying to regain composure from the onslaught, Noriko raises her head in time to see a kick aimed towards her! How could she aim there! Low blow, low blow! A lurch backwards is not of enough momentum to overcome Nanako's own; She's simply kicking faster then a poor, battered Noriko can move. The last bit of air leaves her, and she slides under a puff of dust to a stop, with a final tremble. And then her hand goes slack, katana released. If given maybe a dozen seconds she could probably regain her feet, but she's helpless for now. And that, ladies and gentlemen, means she loses! It is called, and Nanako is pronounced the winner!! The effort to get back up stiffens at that, before Noriko just – lets go. Darkness engulfs her, and she thuds limply on the ground. Medics, at least, are quick to respond!

COMBATSYS: Noriko takes no action.

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COMBATSYS: Noriko can no longer fight.

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The kick lands true, much to Noriko's dismay, perhaps. Struck, the woman is sent staggering before she falls to her knees. However, when Nanako lands, large coat fluttering and all, the girl moves forward, ignoring the announcer for the interim. Why's that?

"H-hey!" Hurrying over, the girl crouches by Noriko, poking at her cheek briefly before she pouts, head tilting to one side before her hand stirs, lightly shaking her shoulder. "Hey, miss Asukaze! Are you okay? Wah??" Medics otherwise shove Nanako to the side, sending her rolling onto her rear before she stands to her feet and dusts her bottom off.

Sulking as the other girl is carted off, Nanako shrugs briefly before she waves to the crowd, who seem a bit surprised, even clapping slowly and uncertainly. Why did Nanako win? How can someone so strange pull off a victory.

"Shitenno Style for the win!" She even flashes a victory sign before the camera man cuts the feed off and stares as Nanako talks into the off camera. "I'd like to thank miss Azukazi and my dad for bein' so supportive, and OH! My ancestors for makin' the style, and..."

COMBATSYS: Nanako has ended the fight here.

Log created by Nanako, and last modified on 20:08:21 09/16/2006.