It's been a long time since I've posted any news here. Sorry about that.
FMPAnother released a few months ago. We know, now, the two main characters are Tatsuya Ichinose and Adelina Aleksandrovna Kerenskaya. Just call her Lina... Mao is running a PMC (Private Military Company) called DOMS (Dana O'Shee Military Service), of which Lina is a member, and Tatsuya joins. Mao also has a ~10y/o daughter named Clara, who happens to be a talented sniper. Gee, I wonder where she got that from? XD Yes, Kurz is her father, but he's not really in the picture. He and Mao have gotten married and divorced a few times, and right now Kurz is off roaming somewhere.
Honestly, I've owned the book pretty much since release, and I still haven't sat down and read it. I'm really, really bad. I just haven't had the mind to do so. Really, I... I just kinda get bored while reading it, so I put it down, my bookmark gets lost, and then I forget where I am and start all over, continuing to be bored. Oops...
No news on Kaname, or Sousuke, or really anyone except Mao, that tidbit on Kurz, and, well, Ono-D of all people. Ono-D is Tatsuya's homeroom teacher at good ol' Jindai High. He teaches geography. He's married and has kids, though my understanding is they've never outright said who he's married to. If we go by how the original set of novels ended, it would be Kyouko, but situations change, so who knows...
I just received, today, the current and previous issues of Dragon Magazine and Newtype Ace. In the previous DM, I got the alternate cover for the new short story novel, Maji de Abunai Kyuushi ni Issho (of which I wrote up summaries for two of the stories within, and will post later down this entry). In the current issue, I got an awesome clearfile (clear folder) featuring Lina in a santa outfit.
The more interesting stuff came in the NA issues. Each have a chapter of the FMPAnother manga, drawn by Taichi You. I like his character designs, and at first glance, I really liked what I saw, but now that I take a closer look, well... They really could've done better. Backgrounds don't seem to be much of a strong point of his, they're practically non-existent, and while he does use different angles often, he doesn't quite seem to choose the right angles. The feeling is off. Well, I'll do my best to get scans in soon-ish. The magazines are massive (I measured them at 1.5 inches. I was curious. They're HUUUGE!) so getting good scans is going to be difficult. The current issue of NA also came with a Lina clearfile, this one of her in a seeming summer version of the DOMS uniform.
(On a side note, I also got a Kotetsu clearfile, a Barnaby clearfile, and a huge T&B poster *happyhappy* Wasn't expecting those goodies)
The second volume of Another comes out on December 20th. The prologue and some of the first chapter were in the recent issue of DM. Some pictures in that to scan, too. I'll be buying the 2nd volume of Another, and probably the next issue of NA, maybe the AS Chronicle, and after that, I'm, unfortunately, out of the game. I'll still follow the news as best I can, but I won't be picking up anything to get 1st hand info anymore. Gotta save my money for the kid I'm expecting in June. Only reason I'm being selfish right now and getting this stuff is holiday money.
At any rate, I'll do my best to get in scans and maybe translations of the manga. And I'll try to remember to post the news and updates I find here ^^; I didn't mean to forget, just been distracted and thought I had posted here.
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Summaries are copy-pasted from other places I posted them. I also read these stories while sick, and the second one especially so, so I missed some chunks from being unable to concentrate. Haven't re-read them yet to pick up what I missed. Still lack of concentration, just other reasons ^^;( Yotamono no RuleCollapse )( Go-Kinjo no SurveyorCollapse )