Kuroshitsuji Book of Circus – 01


Yay! KUROSHITSUJI is back on the telly again!

Kuroshitsuji Book of Circus [Ohys-Raws] - 01.mp4_snapshot_00.07_[2014.07.12_21.06-tile私はあくまで執事ですから.  Oh how I miss hearing this phrase. No one,  I mean no one can voice Sebastian the way Daisuke Ono does. It’s good to have Kuroshitsuji back on the small screen in the way I like it best, back to its roots. This time round the anime is animating one of the better arcs from the manga known as the “circus arc”.  To get things going, the introductory stand alone episode eases the viewers, old and new alike back into the wonderfully weird and mysterious world of Kuroshitsuji where nothing is ever as it seems.

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[Snippets] GFantasy Issue 07-14


With Summer Anime airings just round the corner, Kuroshitsuji once again held the cover spotlight in the July issue of GFantasy. Yana Toboso’s manga is one of Square Enix’s cash cows. It has been constantly in the spotlight with stage plays, a movie adaptation and a deluge of merchandising resulting from those. Not to mention, a new anime series that’ll be airing in July. One can see why the new anime will return to its roots instead of veering so far off the left field like the ‘huh?’ inducing Season 2 was. I for one is glad that the anime will continue from the middle part of where season 1 left off before it went completely off it’s source material. :P

Sebastian and Ciel on the cover of GFantasy’s July issue.
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Karneval Vol.13 LE and Pandora Hearts Vol.22 SE – Covers plus Inserts


Wow!!! This blog has seen some better days. It has been on a very long hiatus indeed. Even WP has undergone some changes with the blogging interface that I am only aware of now.  But anyway, though I no longer update stuff like I used to, I haven’t been totally inactive. One can still find me re-blogging and sharing stuff on tumblr.  That said, I thought that I share some recent tankoubon releases here for a change.

Does anyone still follow Karneval and Pandora Hearts? Karneval‘s 13th Volume was released on Apr-25 and Pandora Hearts‘s 22nd Volume was out on Apr-26.  The volumes I’d gotten are both limited editions that came with drama CDs. I haven’t gotten round to ripping the CDs yet but who knows, I might just upload and share them in this post as an update later.

A bit of news before I spam this post with scans of the respective tank releases. It was announced that Pandora Hearts’ next volume (#23) will be its last. Well, that is something which is not unexpected as the manga has been headed towards its climax with all the happenings and revelations coming to light in the last couple of volumes. Let’s hope that we’re getting a good climax of an ending. Of course, Karneval on the other hand, is far from over. So fans of Yogi, Gareki and Nai need not worry. ^_^

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New Year Greetings!


Happy New Year 2014 everyone.

Thank you for visiting tBPII over the past year. It has been a rather quiet year of inactivity in this blog as I’m now on semi-hiatus. Time passes, some things remained the same but for the most part, a lot of changes has happened in RL. As such, the New Year will most likely sees less blogging activity. Nonetheless, tBPII shall chug along as and when Ayu can managed. I hope everyone else have had an awesome past year and looking towards an even more promising start to the New Year of the Horse.

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Pandora Hearts Comic Calendar 2014


G R E E T I N G S ! Another year is about to end and signs of this are the deluge of ani-manga Calendars being out on sale. One of the fandoms that I frequently keep up with is “PANDORA HEARTS” as those of you who followed my blog would know. I gotten my copy of Mochizuki Jun’s /Square Enix 2014 Calendar of her beloved manga when I got back from Italy. It’s always nice to come home to something that I enjoy and love. I do miss my ani-manga hobby while I was away. But less of that and more of what I’m going share.

CLICK ON THE IMAGE TO GET A PEEK AT THE 2014 PH CALENDAR SPREAD

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Failing that, just hit the page 2 button at the bottom of this post.

The Return of UraBoku – Story 53 Chapter Snippets


Time for news of UraBoku!

It’s back, back, back. After nearly a year long hiatus, the new chapter is out! I meant to share the latest snippets right after putting up 07-Ghost final chapter. Somehow, things got busier and I had to set it aside. But anyway, we won’t be having such problems this month. So, keep a look out for the newest teasers. This will become a regular feature, taking over the spot from 07-Ghost which had just ended.

To celebrate UraBoku’s come back, Asuka featured the manga on it’s cover of the Oct issue.
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07-Ghost Kapitel 99 (End) – The way to Seele is….


07-GHOST – THE FINALE

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Hey all! How’s every one in the 07-G fandom doing? As you are all aware, the manga by Yuki Amemiya and Yukino Ichihara has officially ended its run of publication in the Oct 2013 issue of Comic ZeroSum. I’m sure quite a few people who had followed the manga still can’t believe that it’s ending. But yes, it is the end as some of you who have seen earlier spoilers of the final chapter at another site can confirmed. Thus, peeps of the fandom, this closure also means that it will be the last time I’ll post or share anything 07-Ghost. It has been a fun ride sharing the snippets with you all. I will miss the time of the month when I usually bring out the 07-G teasers.

After 07-Ghost, what next …
Just in case some peeps out there think I’m stopping when 07-G ended; I’ll be moving on to other manga titles and one which I’ll be regularly focusing on is ‘UraBoku’. That also means I’ll be back to introduce more manga teasers from ASUKA and Comic ZeroSum. So, it’s definitely not the end of the road for me.  ^_^

But before this post comes to a close, do check out the chapter teasers and my thoughts on it.

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Mag Updates: Asuka Issue 09/13


Let’s get up to speed with some mag updates from the latest issue of 月刊 ASUKA. As I haven’t been posting magazine snippets of late, there had been some new titles that begun serialization recently. I’m sure there are some from the manga fandom that are on the look out for new stuff to read seeing as some popular titles have ended or are going to end soon. So, it is worth checking out what’s new, what’s still ongoing or is on hiatus and what’s upcoming.

ASUKA SEPTEMBER 2013 EDITION

Momochi Himari and Omamori-sama (The Demon Prince of Momochi House) gets the cover spotlight
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07-Ghost Kapitel 98 is the penultimate chapter!


Yes ◕‿◕ it is official. 07-Ghost is finally coming to an end. The last chapter will be out in the October issue of Comic Zero-Sum.

With the penultimate Chapter 98, things seemed to be wrapping up a notch faster than most in the fandom had speculated or anticipated (with some still in denial).  I knew the end is nigh and reckon the manga would end before the year is over. So, that announcement just sort of speaks for itself.

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