Lost for Words


The days of being part of the ani-manga blogging community seemed to have left me by the way side ages ago. Time and circumstances changed and so does our lifestyle. As much as I thought I could cater to my closet hobby by blogging, I am rather defeated. I still do watch anime and read manga and yes, listen to lots of music which is something I’ll never stop doing. But gone are the days when I could spare time to write and blab about my favourite shows, manga or music.

Having said that, I just couldn’t give up on the Brownie Post. After due consideration, I decided to keep this old blog alive by sharing another favourite hobby of mine.  Snapshots! I can’t say I’m a good photographer (in fact, I’m just a below average one) but hey, I can say that I’m a snapshooter (is there even such a word). One of my blogger friends suggest I post images or pictures from my travels. I think to myself ‘why not’ since I have built up quite a considerable collection.  As they say, pictures can tell a thousand words.  Well, it saves me from mindless babbling. So there you go and here I am.
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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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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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