Babblings: GFantasy Issue 08, Kuroshitsuji 59, Pandora Hearts 63 + Comic Gene Special


Hullo Everyone! I’m listening to Hiroyuki Sawano‘s fab composition Devil’s Symphonic Suite 2nd Movement i-AM from ‘Ao no Exorcist Original Soundtrack 1‘ while putting up this post. Might I say it again, I’m in love Sawano for coming up with such an epic blast of a soundtrack. :P  Yeah, I just had to say it😆

Anyway, I’ve been hibernating away from this blog and the usual mag updates for prolonged periods of time these days. It’s a case of the input being more than the output. I’m mostly enjoying the mags subscriptions when I can scrounge some free time to read them but no longer have I the time to scan and post updates like I use to.  So, I’ll have to make do with babblings on the chapters I find interesting and not post a wall of multiple chapter snippets.  But of course, when I can squeeze in time, I’ll go back to the usual mag updates format.

Nonetheless, I’m back to share some eye-candy from Gfantasy Issue 08 and babblings on Kuroshitsuji Chapter 59 and Pandora Hearts Chapter 63. For the lovely peeps who’ve been following tBP’s mag updates on a regular basis, I’m especially sharing scans of the freebie illustrative booklet from COMIC GENE’s inaugural issue. Alas, I wish I could share more snippets from Comic Gene. I might just post some snips from the 2nd issue a little later in the week. In the mean time…

GRELL, the chain-saw wielding shinigami from Kuroshitsuji reddened the cover of GFantasy’s August edition.
Photobucket

::PANDORA HEARTS::

GF’s spotlight this issue in on Pandora Hearts, given the colour page and double colour spread for Chapter 63. There’s also a poster pin-up with Mochizuki-sensei’s new PH illustration included in the issue . Aside from that, Volume 15 is coming out on 27-Jul and the adorkable old man ‘Rufus Barma’ gets the cover spot this time and I gotta say that the art is gorgeous. To be honest, the last few volume covers haven’t been all that exciting but Rufus in red bagged the limelight and he deserved the cover spot for sure. The other PH news is that it appears Mochizuki-sensei has more new illustrations in store for the upcoming 2012 calendar. It’ll go on sale on Nov-12.  Fans can pre-order it at the usual online sites.

The pin-up poster with our lovable PH gang in suits & ties
Photobucket

Tea Party with the PH gang? Count me in as a guest😀
Photobucket

Am gonna pre-order the 2012 calendar…
Photobucket

Aww, Rufus looks sensational in red😄
Photobucket

Retrace 63 ‘Purpose’:
Photobucket
Oh my, what an exposition and development for the formerly unassuming Reo who appears to have fully awaken as the new ‘Glen’. He was in denial for so long and it took Elliot’s death to finally made him step out of the false shell that he has been hiding in. Oz seemed surprise by Reo’s revelation. I guess it’s to be expected as I don’t think it ever cross his mind that someone so meek and quiet could be Glen’s vessel. Gil didn’t even suspect anything but Vincent is a completely different matter. He has been master minding everything from the beginning. But if he thinks that killing OZ and erasing himself would make Gil happy, I reckon that he got on the wrong boat and sail in the wrong direction. Rufus and Break are the other ones that probably suspected Vincent of colluding with the Baskervilles earlier on. So, the Baskerville’s intention is to eradicate the ‘Will of the Abyss’ from the world but the one big piece of puzzle that remains is how does OZ tie in to all this? or even Jack? Was Jack aware of Glen’s motive in the past? And Break’s promise to the ‘Will of the Abyss’ somehow coincide with the Baskerville’s plan.  What will he do then? Will history repeats itself once more now that Reo threw the gauntlet at Oz? Mochizuki-sensei is always good and clever with her cliffhangers and this chapter is no exception. I love the development that Reo is getting. Now that the main story is progressing, it does appear that PH is heading towards the final leg. How long will it stretch is anybody’s guess.

Aww, the omake feat Jack and Glen is cute🙂
Photobucket
Photobucket
Photobucket
Photobucket
Photobucket
Photobucket
Photobucket
Photobucket
Photobucket
Photobucket
Photobucket
Photobucket

Photobucket
Photobucket
Photobucket
Photobucket
Photobucket
Photobucket
Photobucket
Photobucket
Photobucket
Photobucket

::KUROSHITSUJI::

Chapter 59 ‘That Butler Compromise’:
Photobucket
My opinion of the current ‘Campania’ zombie arc is that it is mostly comedy and hilarity although Lizzy has gotten some character development and we learn a little more about her childhood past with Ciel. Other than that, I’m finding it quite difficult to see any relevance to Kuroshitsuji’s central plot. Perhaps we’ll see something later on that will tie this mis-adventure at sea to something bigger. But oh, it is the Undertaker’s turn to shine. Fans are of the impression that UT is a weird character that trades information with any one who could give him a laugh, has a side business as an undertaker but obviously, that’s just a convenient cover to fool others. I often thought he has a mysterious, shady side since he was seen as part of Vincent’s crowd. Now, we know he’s something a little more than what the shinigami can handle. I wonder if Sebastian knew something is amiss with UT when they first met. That said, UT’s reveal is fabulous especially with that smexy thigh high boots. I’m rather glad that he isn’t like his ‘anime self’ which I think is rather cliched. Manga UT is way cooler with the sotoba stick (grave marker) as his weapon. Oh so, that’s how he looks like beneath the heavy fringe of hair and hat. LOL! Love the sight of him but I still want to know where Toboso-sensei is taking this arc to. On a side note, Vol.12 will be released on 27-Jul and shinigami Ronald Knox stars on the cover.

The former Viscount Druitt is always good for a laugh. He’s probably the one who came up with this ridiculous secret ‘dance’ routine. *LOL*
Photobucket
Photobucket
Photobucket
Photobucket
Photobucket

Awesome visage!
Photobucket

The return of Wakamiya Eku‘s one shot ‘SCHONE MARCHEN‘. I’m glad to see more of ‘Schone Marchen’. Be careful of what you wish for because you’ll get the opposite effect and if anyone’s read the 1st short story, things can get rather freaky and ugly.  xD
Photobucket
Photobucket
Photobucket
Photobucket

::UPCOMING RELEASES::

4 new manga titles will begin in the upcoming issues of GFan.
Photobucket

El Shaddai’s Anthology compilation will be out on 27-Jul. Love the cover art by Yana Toboso.
Photobucket

Teiden Shoujo to Hanemushi no Orchestra‘s Vol.2  is also out on 27-Jul
Photobucket
Photobucket

Next Issue Preview

Two new manga i.e. ‘Blood Parade’ by Karasawa Kazuyoshi and ‘Michi no Mukou no o Okami-sama’ by Chinoku will debut in GFan’s Sept edition.
Photobucket
Photobucket

::COMIC GENE SPECIAL::

Photobucket
Photobucket
This little illustration booklet ‘Gene Summit’ came with the 1st issue of Media Factory’s new manga publication ‘COMIC GENE‘. For more info of the titles that are published in the mag, head on over to TZA to check out the short quibs of each manga. I’ll try and share some snippets from the 2nd Issue (Aug edition) because it has one title that I particularly find enthralling and that’s ‘Doctor Mephistopheles‘ by Hideyuki Kikuchi and Kairi Shimotsuki.

On to the eye-candy…

Photobucket

Illustration by Kazuaki
Photobucket

Art by Shinobu Takayama.
Photobucket

A very colourful & edible illustration by Okama
Photobucket

Rustic illustration by toi8
Photobucket

My favourite illustration is by Chinatsu Kurahana. I really like the ethnic elements in her artwork.
Photobucket

Art by Yura
Photobucket

Illustration by Tatsunori Nakamura Like the look of the eye-patch guy
Photobucket

This illustration by Suzuhito Yasuda is very reminiscent of the character art for ‘Sayonara Zetsubō Sensei’
Photobucket

Photobucket
Photobucket
Photobucket

ENJOY!

A Reminder: You may use the images for graphical purposes, etc but please do not claim them as your own and re-post them elsewhere w/o permission. It would be pitiful if you do. You may, however, link to this post for reference.

7 thoughts on “Babblings: GFantasy Issue 08, Kuroshitsuji 59, Pandora Hearts 63 + Comic Gene Special

  1. Hi!

    Sorry for asking here, but I really need your help!
    Could you please send me a link to download the raw of Kuroshitsuji chapter 59?
    We need it to make French scanlation and I don’t want to use the english scans to do it…
    Please?
    (Killblackbutler@gmail.com)

    Kill

    (oh and great website by the way)

    Like

  2. AAAH~
    the new chapter of Pandora Heart looks really interesting, I am eager to read it in English as well for Kuroshitsuji
    Ayu,the new manga you mentioned, is this ‘Doctor Mephistopheles’?
    I love the previous series of the two authors^^
    Thank you for sharing!

    Like

  3. Oh, MY GOD!!! ♥
    Thank you very much for the snippers, Ayu!!!

    Leo is so… amazing!!! He seems to have changed a lot because of Elliot’s death, and I can’t wait for knowing much more about his power and his chain!! The color pages are beautiful, and Leo of the 4th scan you posted is absolutely handsome!! The calendar surely will be great, my sister and me want to buy it for the new year too!😀

    About Kuroshitsuji… I like Lizzy a lot and I’m happy to see her proper development and past, Ciel and her are adorable together! ♥ But I’m afraid that she won’t appear again that soon… T_____T

    Thank you again for sharing! ♥

    Like

  4. wow… at lat we get to see undertakers face!!! awesome. although I didn’t follow the manga anymore, but this was great. thanks.

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s