Hehe, I had a lot of fun going to Asahiya yesterday even though I had to walk like eleven something blocks back to the station to catch a train home but it was all worth it. ^^
It’s a little different this time in that I’m adding the raws with the PreSpoilers. Cuz right after this, I’m going to update SoMT and then work on a few more other posts that are lined up to be published (along with responding to comments on my last post, you guys are too wonderful *tears up*). Oh, and making my rounds, too. I’m a crazy, busy girl but I love it!
& hell yea, peoples, if I’m going out, I’m going out with one hell of a BANG!
So please enjoy this little thank you present from Xiao, especially those who have given me such supportive comments on my early goodbye notice. This one is for you guys…or just girls (7-san, I’ll make some dedication to you when I think of something, lawl~ |D).
Again, please remember that I can’t read Japanese so I can only describe to you what I’m seeing in the chapters. Therefore, these spoilers I give are highly unreliable and it’d be better if you just wait for the accurate translation before jumping to conclusions (which I will not hold blame for due to what I previously said). On Ribon, especially, since I didn’t buy it, I have a limited view of the latest SHK chapter while I’m in the bookstore (rubber bands are tying the furoku in between the pages so it’s hard to look in). Add my horrible memory on top of that and it’s a rather cloudy description. So please don’t ask me for any more information than the one I already give. I’m not sure and I don’t know. Scanlations should hopefully be coming out shortly after so just be patient and settle for this for now. I really appreciate it.
Ah, first, first, I always want to go through my furoku before starting on the spoilers (and news, too, I guess):
I have no idea what it’s really called but I call it a pamphlet thinga-ma-jigger and it’s so cute. Grape soda~ (I actually like grape soda, henh~) x3
So I suppose this…
Nice little booklet with chibi Amu and all her Charas (Kyaa~! So cute! I love all the Shugo Chara! furoku! x3) are suppose to contain these…
Mini pages of the other manga that came with it. I dunno, I don’t really want to open mine up cuz I just like looking at it for fun. Of course, it’s not just only Shugo Chara! panels that are included (btw, it’s just mostly everyone in Chara-nari and looking cool) but there are also ones for Arisa, Navi Runa (sp?), Kamichama Karin…I think? (lol, I’m really bad at this) and three other series I don’t know the names of. But eh, it’s cute. What more can you ask for. I got SC! and Arisa and I’m fine with it.
Need more WnXXS! >3>
Moving along, I also got what appears to be an anniversary sticker (didn’t take a picture) or something of the sort so if that’s true, Happy 55th Anniversary, Nakayoshi!
And, last but not least, this lovely Navi Runa pen…
Uwah~ I always loved super cute pens like these. This is why I never buy them for school even though every single girl in my glass back in elementary did. Couldn’t bring myself to use them and then have to dump them out once all the ink was used up. But my sob pen stories aside, I want to read Navi Runa now…because it has cute mascots. :D
In the news:
Nakayoshi seems to be holding some autograph-signing event with music and everything (for their anniversary?). I mean, that’s got to be the case from how I see it. Just look at all those girls sitting on the floor! Woot! More power to you, Nakayoshi!
Hmm…I find this is the manga subscription I like the most. To be honest, I don’t think I’ve ever read or watched an adapted shoujo series out of Ciao (we’re ignoring the Iinchou one *shudder*) and the only one I’m familiar with in Ribon is Arina-sensei while in Nakayoshi, they did so many CLAMP works and well…everything! Nakayoshi~ <3
If they keep on giving me good stuff, I just might have to buy it every month. o.O;;;
In Shugo Chara!-related news…more stuff about the musical:
Well, it’s not like a wig is that impressive but at least they’re keeping true to the colors. But ugh, this whole idea still appalls me. Then again if the kiddie fans want it, then they get it and the companies get more money and it’s always about that. Whatever.
lawl~ The one who they cast for Tadase is not pretty enough to be the bishounen ouji though he (or is it a she? I can’t tell! XD; ) is kinda cute. Eh, but he’s too…too…he’s not shouta enough! :P
And Amu’s casting is not Cool & Spicy enough. Double XP.
And the guy they casted for Ikuto (his name is Kenn)…*looks closer*…not cool and hawt enough (though it was impossible from the start, still triple XP). But I think he can fit the Nikaidou role, though. Meh, who cares?
The real eye-stealer is the vol. 1 Doki! cover in the right corner. You can’t really see it well but if you want a look, just go to CD Japan. Amu looks so cute and I love her outfit. <3 Even though they totally took her back to the Vol. 1 stature (meaning a bit kiddish again) but it's Amu so I have no complaints. Amu~ <333
There’s a third DS game coming out. This time, green for Suu (I think this cover is okay but the red and blue one still outshine it). So I’m wondering if there’ll be a fourth one for Dia. That’d be nice. I would like more DS OP & ED themes sung by Kanae Ito. That would make me oh so happy. Ah, I really can’t get enough of Kanae-san love~ x333
Ooo! And the graphics for this one are 3-D now? Well, almost. Can’t tell. Not good with that stuff. But I’m pretty sure it’s going to center around music because Yua’s there! Yes, the Yua-chan we saw last week along with Cecil! It’ll include dancing, as well. Waaahhh. Now I want this game~ Or I at least want to see screencaps of it. Now this is what they should continue merchandising. Not that cruddy musical. :P
Alright, now that that’s out of the way, Fukushima Haruka’s new series Chocolate has made its debut:
I’ve never heard of Haruka-sensei until I read kitari-chan’s preview post about Chocolate and I thought the art was pretty cute. So this chapter upload is for you, kitari-chan, for introducing me to a new manga-ka. :3
Plus, cute boys falling out of nowhere down the stairs (into your arms! *dramatic*), then asking you out of the blue “Hey, do you have someone you love?” and giving you a piece of chocolate before walking away makes me go “HUH?!” XDD <– Means I'm interested, hehehe.
Well, the main girl's name is Chi and according to ANN, she has "yet to know love". The cute blonde whom she catches seems to be really interested in her, even though he’s so popular with the many other girls in their class. He does all these little things to make her blush while keeping his cool and she’s utterly confused at how to respond. Cute~ (though I’ve seen better) xD
Then comes in the dark-haired end of the love triangle and I’m assuming, childhood friend of Chi’s who seems to have a crush on her cuz he gets all blushy and angry on how Rei acts around Chi. That I surmise as much. Hehe, well, Rei is cute, especially when he holds up his sleeve to his mouth and just slyly smiles at Chi that way. And the other boy is just your typical adorably jealous kid and to me, looks like the outgoing sporty type.
But the scene that actually got me was when the three were in the classroom talking together, Chi drops the piece of chocolate (it’s in a wrapper) that Rei gave to her when they met, and then I have no idea what happens but she throws it out the window and then Rei dives out the window to catch it (O.O!) but luckily, he lands in the pool so he’s unharmed. Chi runs out to see if he’s alright and when she reaches the edge, he feeds her the piece of chocolate and them um…more blushy scenes ensues. Then the ending I really have no clue so just go look at the scans yourself. *should really learn how to read Japanese soon* XD;
Still, Chocolate seems like a good light read for me (by “light” I mean less kanji and more white space XD; ). It threw out the love triangle card into play quite fast but I think every character is pretty interesting so far. Especially Rei. He looks like the playboy type but seems he’s only after Chi and I’m curious to know why~
Next, we have…
Shugo Chara!: Omg, this cover is gorgeous. I know Amu’s design has shifted to show her maturing throughout the course of the story but here, she looks so…omg, she looks like a lady! And I must say, just by looking at this chapter and the way she spoke with Hikaru, she really has matured a great deal. AAAAHHH! AMUUUUUUUUUUU~~~~~!!!!!!! You steal the world, the sun and all of the universe for me again! <333
Well, FWPA just announced that the release of the scanlations won't be until 7 PM later tonight so I doubt anyone will care about my inaccurate spoiler summary but I'll go ahead and do it anyway. Starts off with Tsukasa explaining about Hikaru's past with Easter (some parts include stuff about Aruto and Souko as well) and the bastard director also joins in on the revelation spiel and I guess he found or saved Hikaru when he was a baby? There was something to do with a car crash, some image of a crumbling building (I think this is suppose to represent the Easter headquarters), something about Aruto and then he acts like a bastard again cuz I think he thinks he's found the perfect kid to take the position of leader of the company after Aruto left. And then he goes crazy cuz everyone's giving him rather pitiful looks (haha, big ugly baby) but Amu is the one who looks truly sad about Hikaru and she reaches out a hand to him. Hikaru grabs the control from the director and lets her free. Then Amu kneels down in front of him, hand still extended, and starts talking to him with a gentle smile on her face. Well, whatever she said manages to break through and causes Hikaru to come close to tears (oh, so cute~). Then the Embryo that went bust turned back into an original tamago (it’s not the Embryo, it’s just another regular heart’s egg) and goes back into Hikaru’s heart. Hikaru then starts to cry and we see flashbacks of him holding onto the director’s shirt (so I’m guessing he wanted to stay close because Hikaru had no parents to give him the affection he really needed) and then the director gets all sad, said he was sorry (I’m sure), they hug, all’s well that almost ends well cuz that’s where the chapter stops. Hikaru hugging the director and everyone else just smiling that everything okay (oh, and I think Ikuto and Tadase are finally let out of their cages now, too, lol xD).
And now I think we’re going to go through a time skip but that’s fine with me. End this series as quick and nicely as you can (with room for some reasonable closure to spare, ok, Peach-Pit?)
Anyways, I’ll be going more into my current thoughts about Hikaru and all that for my Ch. 41 analysis post (hoho, this will be fun) but I gotta say again, Amu has really, really shone with such power in this chapter. But it wasn’t over-blowing power like how she Chara-naried way back in Ch. 38 (which was quite awesome itself, oh yesh~). It was more like how a parent is the guiding light for his/her child. That look on her face while she was comforting and explaining things to Hikaru at the same time was just very strong. You have to see it for yourself, I can’t really explain it right now since I have to finish this post first.
But I think after witnessing Ikuto’s past and then hearing about Hikaru’s (along with sharing some of the pain they felt), Amu has really learned to embrace and accept everything on her own. Yes, ON HER OWN. She didn’t Chara-nari at all at any part in this chapter but just remained as herself and was able to save Hikaru using her own power. I think it’s even safe to say that at this particular point in the story, Amu has finally achieved becoming the heroine role she always wondered if she could be and definitely, she has definitely even surpassed that. But I will go on more about it after the translations come out.
And if I hear any negative comments on how “it didn’t come out in the way the majority of us wanted it to”, then I’m going to kick that person’s ass so hard, they won’t even have an ass when I’m done with them. Perhaps it might not be the perfect climactic ending but it’s pretty good compared to a lot of other shoujo works I’ve read. More ranting later on, though. Next!
(No, there are no scans for this one so please don’t ask me for them)
Arisa: No color splash page this time but it does feature a nice illustration of Tsubasa with wings. :)
Hmm, well, I don’t know enough to really described what happened but Tsubasa somehow managed to convince Manabe that she isn’t the King and now they’re on the same sides now, I guess? Cuz she went over to his house and started helping him pull down all those photos he had pinned up. Lol I don’t know what happened but it was really funny. She went over and offered him some fruit-filled jello (orange, I think?) and I think he somehow got beat up afterward. Now for everyone who was just dying to see some romance start, I think this chapter is the one that’s starting to turn the wheels. But only ever so slightly in the ManabexTsubasa direction (I still don’t know if he knows she’s not Arisa or not).
And oh yes, you bet I thought Manabe was hot. xD I don’t know about shipping yet but Manabe was HOT alright. *giggle* Not much on Tsubasa’s other male friend (damn, why can’t I remember his name? Is it Takeru? xD; ) cuz he only appeared at the end when they go to visit Arisa in the hospital but seems like Midori and Arisa’s so-called “best friend”
aka the King’s first whore are seen having a conversation with each other. Then, OMG! after Tsubasa went through Arisa’s files on her personal computer and went to the hospital to go check on her but ARISA IS GONE! WHUTNOOOOSOUNDTHEALARMSANDBREAKOUTTHEMANEATINGCHINCHILLAS!!!! O.O!!!!
…And then we get to see who kidnapped Arisa at the end. Yea, it was that so-called best friend who practically worships the King.
Oh lord of roaches, I think I swallowed your wife and a whale along with her while I wasn’t looking. -.-;
Yea, I know I messed up the order of what I really wanted to say but I always had a feeling that the crazy girl was extremely suspicious. Though I thought she was only another victim. Maybe more affected by the King then her classmates since she got her wish granted first but…ack, I dunno. Will think more on it when it gets translated. So here’s to more suspense! & more hot Manabe! Mwuaharharhar! >:D
WnXXS!: Ooo, chapter 2 was very cute towards the end.
Hmm, ok, nothing big or drastic happened. It’s just basically them on the first day of their fake love relationship and Yukina is totally PWN!-ing Shigure in every way possible from how I see it! WOOT! YEA GIRL! Show that boy who’s boss! XDDD
lol I think I like Shigure a little more now because of his inability to stand up to a girl no matter how hard he tries (it’s so funny to see him get knocked down, lololol!). He almost got back at her one time during class but even then, he failed so miserably. WIN. Utter WIN. XDDD
But Yukina had her cute moments as well. Like when she smiled at how everybody liked the romance she put into the recent update of her novel. And then (I think) when she told Shigure to hug her, she got all nervous and…oh god, dare I say moe even? Is that too early? I dunno, you be the judge. But she was so cute. And they really did hug for quite a while (because Shigure initiated it). This is the part where the fangirls go “KYAAAAAWWWWWWWW!!!!!” xDD
Come to think of it, they do a lot of these “couple” things while they’re in the classroom. What’s with this? First, holding hands, now hugging, and then I bet kissing is next all done in the classroom?! Next they’ll be dating in the classroom andand proposing in the classroom and what the heck is so special about that classroom that they have to (or what Yukina says Shigure has to, bwuahaha!) do it in there?! …The rooftop is much kinkier! Do xx to me there! *SHOT* xDDD;;;; <– Whoop. Everyone under the age of 12, the sight of Xiao going crazy over something completely ridiculous is not a sight for you. Go home.
Aha~, yesh, I'm still liking this series a lot so far. I just wish there was an easier way to spell the abbreviations of the title. *ish lazy* :P
Yep, just SHK again. I really want to get into another manga that’s currently running in Ribon right now. I feel like I’m missing out on some good ones for some reason even though Nakayoshi has plenty to keep me satisfied. Any recommendations? 83
Ooo, very nice splash page.
Her hair reminds me of noodles~ |D
Well, if you haven’t read Chapter 6 already then I suggest you do it now. Aerandria just released it yesterday and it was one…not so epic, but definitely eventful chapter. Sakura drank an antidote of some sort because of the snake bite she took for Aoba and her body reacts violently to it because she’s an immortal being (like I said, go read it) and Aoba helps calm her down during her stress moment and when she woke up, still thinking she was dreaming, she confessed her love to him.
Moving on to chapter 7, poor Oumi who has been smooched by hot Enju demon dude last chapter and told that the watermelon seed she swallowed will make her go KABOOM! and guts splatter everywhere unless she brings Sakura to Enju goes off to find Sakura (whoa, that was confusing). But oh no! Wait! Waaaiiittt…Oumi takes Sakura to a field of flowers and they have a heart-to-heart talk. Basically, it’s a Sakura and Oumi-centered chapter I think. Then Oumi tells her the truth about the old guy plotting with his snakey friend and by doing so, causes that thing she swallowed to turn her into a demon (omg, it’s bloody tragic and awesome!) as well as redeem Oumi completely in my eyes for giving her life for Sakura’s sake. At least I think that’s what happened. I could definitely be wrong though. Enju could’ve have blown her up before she told Sakura anything just so he can appear and “save” Sakura (he pushed demon-Oumi off a cliff and that was the end of her *tear*). But Sakura didn’t seem convinced of him because the chapter closed off with her looking very angry at Enju (if I can remember right).
Either way, I don’t care what people may still think of Oumi at this point or how much more unforgivable her betrayal was than Aoba’s (who has only partially redeemed himself but he’s still not really likable for me). Yea, perhaps you can say Oumi revealed the truth (if that really happened) to erase her own guilt but I don’t think so. From the start, I think Oumi has always been the most loyal…human servant to Sakura (and she proved it by scolding the other maids for talking about Sakura behind her back!). She was just afraid of dying and I find that much more understandable than Aoba’s little boohoo grudge over how he couldn’t be Crown Prince under his circumstances with Sakura (and yes, Fuji totally PWNED! him in chapter 6, no questions asked). Let me make it clear (again) that I don’t really have anything against Aoba. I just find his bratty behavior and lack of understanding (aka temper at almost everything) rather annoying.
Oh, so that means he and I are alike in our quick-to-judge issues? …Well, I’m not really quick to judge as much as he is but I can be righteously angry when it calls for it! >8( But he’s getting up to being decent so I’ll just stop there before I get RAWR!-ed on by the fans. *rolls eyes*
Anyways, so Enju appears before Sakura. Ooo, what’s going to happen next?
Hmm. Well, if you’re all eager to get the translations or see the scans, I suggest going to the SHK forum and lurk there for a while until someone posts something (lol, kel-san, you’ll probably laugh at me when/if you’ll read this cuz I’ve been lurking there for a week XD; ). Chiibi-san of SukiDesu Scanlations (?) apparently subscribed to Ribon so she’s going to post up translations and scans soon, I think.
Well, if I have time, I plan to do some kind of catch-up review on the latest chapters. I think I really judged into SHK too quickly though even with the latest events, it’s still far from making up for the rather “meh” taste of the romance. But I’ll get to that when I get to it (and it’s going to be looonnnnggg). :D
That being said. SCANS!
DISCLAIMER: “Watashi ni xx Shinasai!” © Ema Toyama, “ARISA” © Natsumi Andou and “Chocolate” © Fukushima Haruka. Xiao Jie does not own ANYTHING nor is she making a profit out of sharing these scans. So don’t sue!
1) Please feel free to use these scans for scanlations, hosting on your blogs, and/or other personal use ONLY!
2) Please do not redistribute the scans anywhere else through the internet. This includes Crunchyroll, YouTube, etc. In general…general public sites. Forums and LJ communities dedicated specifically to this series, you may provide the link to the download but no more. Again, they may only be used for scanlations, blogging purposes, and/or your own personal (NO MARKETING!) use only.
3) Please give credit to me if you choose to use them for scanlations or your blog posts. I spent a very long time trying to scan them in the best quality I can get. They are not the greatest scans in the world but they’re my work so please respect it by just mentioning where it came from.
I already caught someone who posted my WnXXS Ch. 1 raws on CR last time but she took them off immediately when I asked.
Now I feel like a jerk. But yes, people. Please don’t redistribute them on public sites and please just say where they’re from. I’m in a rather good mood right now so I don’t really have time to go looking for people who broke my policies. But if I find someone doing just that, I won’t get mad. I have other stuff to do. You, however, can just say byebye to the raws pret-ty soon. :) So here are the linkies:
Tell me if it works or doesn’t.
The links for the scans are no longer available. Please do not ask me to put them again.
So I hope you enjoy the raws and holy crap, it’s almost 3 AM. I scanned 4 manga chapters in less than 24 hours. How cool is that? 8D
Ok, gotta go to sleep now. Will do SoMT, commenting, replying and other stuff later. Ohhh~, retirement~