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Hoshino bringing back Alma would be a terrible asspull. She already crossed the line with bringing Kanda back so soon. Once again he's stealing the spotlight from Allen and Lavi...
This is amazing closure for Kanda though. We saw a bit of Kanda and Zuu's relationship in Volume 19, but it was never touched upon during the Alma Karma arc. This wraps it up nicely, and gives Kanda a reason to continue being an exorcist.
But please Hoshino, have the characters go looking for Allen and Lavi! A Lavi rescue arc would be so epic. The Ark Arc only had Skin, Jasdevi, Road, Tyki, and the Earl (6 Noah). A Lavi rescue arc would potentially involve every Noah except for Skin. Hoshino does need to start killing some of the Noah off, as well. There's 13 of them on the loose. At this rate, the series will never be over.
Seems like she's focusing on Kanda to stabilize the dgm's popularity. But we don't have sure that we haven't Lavi on this chapter. Maybe the chapter ends with him =) *hope so*
What i don't agree with is Kanda's closure with Zhu. We've known that they had some sort of relationship from way back when, but if you think about it, they were never shown together. Which, in my opinion, makes Kanda's whole "standing over Zhu's deathbed" a personality stretch for me. Aside from telling us that Zhu knew Kanda, Hoshino hasn't included actual scenes worth mentioning that show that relationship.
I think a Lavi rescue arc would be cool, albeit cliche, but if the Order hasn't mobilized a force, they most likely won't unless Sherill comes out dangling Lavi on the string screaming "HEY GUYS! REMEMBER HIM?! YEAH, COMEN"GETHIM!!". The lack of force most likely means that the Order does not want to risk losing anymore exorcists than it already has lost - especially now that like 5 new Noah showed up and kicked everyone's ass during the last arc.
As for killing off Noah...Hoshino needs to actually introduce them first, otherwise they'll be completely meaningless. We'll end up having too many characters that we know on the Order's side, and a few on the Noah side. I was actually pissed when Skin died and then Hoshino decided to add more Noah...I hope she's going somewhere with this... Bring forth the next reincarnation of wrath can also be very dangerous for her.
Well, they were saw togheter just in this page I think, but in the 208 maybe we'll more of them togheter xD
Take into account this. The noah created mankind AFTER they were defeated and went into the arc. THUS the innocence predates mankind. However the order says that the innocence are a gift to mankind to fight the akuma? What my reading of the facts is is that the noah and the innocence are at war and they use the noahs creations mankind to fight this war with.
Humans are only the fodder here, but the order is under the illusion the earl is fighting against mankind but he isnt, hes looking for the heart innocence, and humans that opose him is like having your self made robot opose you. Utterly rediculous that is.
So these Apo 1 or more are not on the orders side correct, but so are non of the innocence, humans are no more then vessels for them to use and fight with.
from dgraydivinity by shinobitokobot again:
i rescue lavi arc would be interesting, especially if allen is the one who does it. i think the bookman and lavi would join allen since the bookman seems to know something about the 14th. but the problem would be how would allen find out about lavi.
Translation of the second part of the summary from dgraydivinity by shinobitokobot:
Cool! Kanda left! If that's how it is, then yay!
Of course, it could be that he was kidnapped or whatever, but I think he just left for Allen.
And I can imagine the alley scene very well, it sounds pretty. Next chapter is going to be awesome, I'm glad we're half shifting to Allen again.
And now, some pictures?
Thanks for the summary!
So Kanda now has marking on his chest and arm after getting receiving his crystaliized-type Innocence. Hopefully the chapter will be out soon so we can clarify whether or not he left the Order again. It was pretty clever of him if he just only came to get Mugen back before leaving again.
Hmm... Allen has bad complexion? Maybe he is partially transforming as a Noah right now. It looks like he's in danger though since Apo knew where he was hiding. How would Allen escape? I think the girl will be helpful somehow.
....DOES THAT MEAN ALL THE CARDINALS ARE APOCRYPHOS?! FUUUUUUUUUUUUU-
Allen, Kanda! RUN MY LOVELIES! RUN! =O!
I need pics soooo bad ;-;
Thank you, thank you very much for the translations!!
Nayh! So Kanda could be going to join Allen! And Allen is in real problems!!! Three months has passed and Allen still have problems with his innocence and the apos!! I guess they'll fight each other soon, is the only way to solve this!!
OMG seems to be so interesring! I wanna pics so bad D:
Sounds like another short chapter...