|"Rants" by Akira|
Laika is half Japanese and half European. She is a daughter of old Japanese sword-fighting clan (Ishikawa - fiction) and she inherited one of family treasure sword, Mursame. It is not true that all Japanese people cook like this... The second sword Laika is using is a sword from Hiroaki Samura's "Blade of the Immortal". I really recommend this manga because art work is very beautiful and story is very cool. The pose and the background of the third panel is an imitation of "Blade of the Immortal" (I tried my best...).