Manga Roundup: xXxHoLiC Chapter 187, Vampire Knight Chapter 54 and Pandora Hearts Retrace 41 (XLI)

Manga Bites!

Ayu’s back with another manga roundup and this time I’m covering xXxHoLiC Chapter 187, Vampire Knight Chapter 54 and Pandora Hearts Retrace 41. I would have done individual posts for each like usual but nah, I’m so press for time that it has to be just a quick shot at each chapter.  I even missed the coverage of Singapore F1 practice sessions last night.  Of course, I can still catch the final qualifying trials tonight… So, time to make this quick post. (^_^;;

Feature image: Gorgeous illustration of CLAMP’s xXxHoLiC
As much as I love Mochizuki’s artwork for Pandora Hearts, CLAMP’s beautiful colour illustration for xXxHolic gets to be the main feature of this post. But fret not, I posted the Pandora Hearts Colour page for Retrace 41 too.
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Vampire Knight Guilty Episode 12 and 13 (END)

I finally caught up with the last two episodes of VKG. First up is my rambling impressions of episode 12. Then it’s followed by the final episode (13) on the next page.


Episode 12: The End of the World

The Kuran ancestor definitely looks like an older version of Kaname. Yup, the dreary world would certainly look interesting through Yuuki’s eyes especially if they are as huge and round as saucers…lol. I mean it’s quite a wide angle view really…hehe.
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Vampire Knight Guilty – Episode 10 and 11

This weekend is going to be another hot vampy weekend but I’m not complaining. Vampire Knight Guilty is heading towards its season finale. Only 2 more episodes to go. I am sure most viewers following the series would have read the numerous episode reviews and summaries elsewhere. But here I am, intent on playing catch up with the previous two episodes with my wall of screenshots and random bits of impressions along the way.  I’ll be posting this in two parts with the precious little time that I can hog at my brother’s computer cos I’m still on my long holiday break.

**VK Manga news alert:  The new VK manga chapter 46 is on the way too. Just a little hint about the latest chapter…choices have been made and it’s fill with parting sorrow ;_;

**Edit (29-12-2008): Episode 11 screencaps and impression is up on page 2 of this post. Cheers!

First up is Episode 10:  戦いの序曲 ~プレリュード~

Ep10 - The Overture of Battle~Prelude

Ep10 - The Overture of Battle~Prelude~

Lots of cool vampire powers on show in this episode and Kaien Cross is awesome too. Rido’s finally awake and everyone feels the bad vibe in the air. Zero is undergoing some kind of transformation too. Yuuki is still trying to play guardian. So it seems Kaname’s chess pieces are now in place , waiting for Rido to make his move.  And he reveals Zero as the knight.

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