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Meh, no chapter next month, an epic fail of an anime (in its second half), and a short short current chapter, in Chinese to boot which I can't read, definitely not in this life. And if we add to that the feeling that the current arc is clearly weaker in comparison to the previous ones.... argh, my frustration is building up fast. I think I'll pass on looking at the chapter for now, at least till its Japanese or English version is out: no point in aggravating my frustrations by looking at something I won't understand a word of and which lacks Mephi's awesomeness to make up for it at least partially.
Summary of ch. 29:
So yeah, if no one translates it by this weekend, I'll try to get to it.
But damn, Poor Yukio! He can't see well unless he has his glasses!!!
Otherwise, it's not a very advancing chapter except Bon's created a barrier, Yukio's given his answers, and about to be strangled by Toudou, and...Rin is charging into Impure King....great. and no chap in Nov. >.>
Last edited by sakura_fai; October 04, 2011 at 11:01 PM.
Thankya, sakura-san! stephy also posted a line-by-line translation on MFox. I should reallly be studying for thursday midterms, but... SKA-WEEEEE!~ Yukio jumped to #2 favorite character (behind Shiro of course, cause no one can top Shiro for me.)
Yep, Anya. You were right. I was taking Yukio to be much more melodramatic and was seeing into the nature of last chapter's cliffie way too much. Then again, I honestly think this is the first time we've seen Yukio in a pinch do such a badass maneuver (previously he's just been saving asses and whatnot, but this chapter proves the reason why he's a prodigy.) I was also silly to assume that Yukio had never fought these thoughts before. Yukio's not stupid, and he's probably considered blaming his family/friends/the world for his burdens sometimes. But he kicked himself out of it, and acknowledges that, yes he has weaknesses, but it is only himself he can blame for his weaknesses.
Here I dump my hypothesis that Yukio will be possessed. Because with that strength of will and attitude, I cannot see him falling unless under a much more skilled manipulator. Plus, Toudou will probably be killed sooner or later.
Darn it... I feel like I owe you something now... (you feel spoiled rotten? Better than my initial "wuuuut? I was wrong? *angsts and scratches head*")
So, Yukio is in trouble. He's probably out of energy from playing cat-and-mouse with Toudou long enough to create the seals plus the strain of summoning those familiars. Back-up perhaps? Shiemi and Kamiki? I noticed the fire barrier did not form where Toudou and Yukio were fighting.
Bon's chants as badass as usual. It's a shame the anime went wrong and crashed ending in the process, this moment + Kazuya Nakai would have been epic.
So we finally have a taste of Yukio's techniques or strong points and Toudou spoils the fun.
The Editorial itself had offered the chance to send some questions to them via mail, from which only the best ones will get a prize and chance of being answered by Kazue herself. It's a shame deadline for the questions was September 30 and I realized too late -.-
Last edited by Oni_James; October 05, 2011 at 11:48 AM.
Bon admitted Rin is not an idiot!! It's like a new era begun in AnE 0.o
Rin acted so happy and nonchalantly (and wisely too, I admit it) that I felt like it was a set up for something very sad that may happen later and this time Bon will be openly on Rin's side. The chapter was full of Rin/Bon goodness
So Yukio felt inferior watching Shiemi smile at Rin? -.- I do not like the idea of the brothers fighting for a girl. Tell me I'm misinterpreting things, please.
I love how Yukio's arm is drawn shortened in difficult perspective (dunno how it's called in english) on page 14.
Yukio's super badass face. I love it.
Love it how the drawings got more sketchy when Yukio was exhausted from summoning familiars and even more when he hit a tree.
Kuro was awesome, he didn't fight yet, but he seems to be very strong. Looks like Rin is afraid of absolutely nothing but himself going berserk.
I love it that Yukio's badassness comes from his intelligence, strong will and good heart (and the fact that he's ambidextrous), not some half-baked newly found super powers. We thought he was crumbling under Toudou's psychoanalysis and his own issues, getting hit and unable to aim - while he was actually deceiving the devil himself, outsmarting him in plain view, hitting perfectly in extremely difficult conditions, then finishing by revealing he's meister in three not two specialties and activating a spell with blood from a wound we thought was a proof he was loosing.
I'm in AWE. He's exactly my type of guy - so intelligent it's badass, but still good and lovely person, plus glasses are my fetish and let me tell you, I have a very warm spot for teachers barely older than his students. I just love this guy so much.
Oh yes, so much <3~. I feel we are still approaching the maximum for Rin and Bon goodness! Those two are just adorable. I love how Bon gets pissed with Rin being all high and mighty but then realizing, as Rin's hand is shaking, that Rin is afraid but trying to stay strong.Quote:
I believe Yukio felt always just a single step behind Rin in each flashback. How Rin didn't care if he was credited or not for something (e.g. putting a blanket on Fujimoto when he fell asleep). How Rin was happy for the owners who lost their dog even when Yukio was upset at losing the dog. How even when Yukio shoved Rin away when Rin scared away the bullies (probably because Yukio was partially embarrassed that he was always being the one saved), Rin didn't hold it against Yukio. And how with Shiemi, Rin pulled her into the light.Quote:
So no, don't see Shiemi as the straw that broke the ice-man's back. He's just slightly envious that Rin was able to draw her out of her navel. I think actually that Yukio and Shiemi are similar there - both of them don't like how weak they were when they were younger. We are seeing Shiemi maturing out of her weakness. We are seeing Yukio, who has grown way past his weakness, continue to fight against it.
If we see issues with Yukio again, I believe it would have more to do with feeling superfluous when his brother surpasses him. But that day is far into the future and I have faith now in Yukio's ability to handle it.
Inorite? Sooo going to be my sig pic - his face just SCREAMS "I got you now, you son of a bitch."Quote:
That's happened before, it will probably be fixed in the tankobon. It isn't intentional. Just seems like the editors skipped a page or Kazue couldn't finish it.Quote:
Well, as Toudou said, Yukio isn't a Meister in Tamer, but he has the talent. I think this tells us that the qualifications for a Meister are a lot more than we previously thought (if Yukio isn't a Tamer with summoning 8 familiars, who is?).Quote:
I think Yukio was actually affected by Toudou's words, leading him to get really shaken for a few seconds. But after a bit of angsting and kicking himself, he pulled himself together. I think his plan was there all along though - to create the magic circles to surround Toudou. But the speech of "I hate my weaker younger self - I hate myself the most!" came out of him fighting Toudou's words.
I think also Yukio is more stable now, cause previously he didn't acknowledge his weakness and that bothered me. Now he has stated it and has successfully fought it.
Toudou has the skills of an Upper Second Class exorcist too along with an Upper Class demon (Karura is fracking strong). So... I don't think Yukio can't completely handle Toudou on his own.Quote:
Bon's seal reminded me of entering in a License Key for software, with Karura saying "you have stated the spell correctly." XDQuote:
But I'm worried - GouhaEn turns years of life into flames. Plus, barriers from summoned demons rely on the summoner's stamina (e.g. Shiemi and Niichan in the Exwire exam). Bon can't keep up the barrier forever. Rin is going to have to pull himself together quickly or he needs backup.
They keep talking and joking about being scared when their main problem is coincidentally Rin's fear of using his power. They will have to do something with it or Rin will have to break his promise to Bon and have Kuro take Bon back to some safe place so that Rin won't be scared of hurting him with his flames. If that happens, Bon's going to be furious.
I think Yukio planned to set up the seal as soon as he shot Toudou with water spirit bullets to check if that would work. He went on with the plan while Toudou was mindscrewing him. Yukio probably didn't completely got over his issues, but he's a person who can accept them and continue to be deadly effective. I think Shura will be happy to see Yukio is not prone to possession after all.
(Oh man, I'm having a bloody hell of a day and night. Had two major midterms consecutive, fretting in the lab while recovering from aforementioned midterms, rush home, and have a sibling explosion. Sheezus frist on a popsicle state, if I hear more of this "everyone is controlling me" nonsense, I will throw somethin'. I find it offensive. *vents*)
Interesting - come to think of it, this chapter is a lot about fear and getting over it.Quote:
The very act of Rin running from Bon would be indicative of a fear he hasn't conquered. I think Rin will have to use his flames in a similar way to what he did in chapter 9 in order to get the sporangium from a distance. Bon will also have to remind Rin why they are there (like how Rin was playfully mocking Bon in this chapter).
My point was that the words did affect him. I agree that his plan from the beginning (when he tested the water bullet) was to set up the seals. He faltered briefly with Toudou's mindscrew, but kicked himself and that just made his counter-attack that much more sweet.Quote:
Yeah, though I don't think Yukio will tell Shura that upfront. She would have a field day with scaredy glasses angst.
In Toudou's mind, he already gave Yukio a chance, but Yukio was just out of reach of his lies. Since Yukio knows of Toudou's abilities, he must be killed. I wonder if Yukio could escape if Toudou is distracted by something else (not an ally).Quote:
If Toudou was smarter, he would knife Yukio and be done with it, but draaaaamaaaaa...
Katou made mistake. Ao no Exorcist not going to take break on next month; it going to take break on December.
I agree Toudou's words did affect Yukio - I think it's because Yukio heard his own thoughts spelled out loud for the first time. But they were not new to him and above all - he had still a demon to fight, so he had to pull himself together. I don't expect he'll tell Shura about what happened, but if he did, my inner Yukio/Shura shipper would be very happy
Do you know who else can help both Yukio and Rin?
The old fart is watching the fight and apparently having fun, I wonder when he will feel it's about time he moved his backside and helped.
Last edited by Kryanka; October 07, 2011 at 02:46 PM.
Chapter 29 raw:
http://winged-manga.com/aonoexorcist/29/1/ posted the scanlation for Ao No Exorcist ch. 29.
The quality's not bad, and the translation's not google generated. I like it.
Differences between this translation and stepyip35's:
- Bon asks Rin about not giving up, while in the previous translation he asked if Rin's going to fight ALONE (which was much more Bon/Rin)
- Yukio was looking forward to instead of admire Rin
- and not been able to take this lying down (what does that even mean?) instead of feeling inferior
- beautiful firework, lol, Mephisto
- all names of Yukio's Naiads, cool!
- Yukio hates himself, not his weak younger self. Wow, that's harsh
It made more sense that Yukio hates his younger weaker self AND hates himself most of all. Hel-looo, self-loathing! It is indeed a powerful motivator. It also leads to rather bad depressions though. Not exactly a stable configuration.
It made much more sense that Bon asked Rin if he would shoulder the burden on his own, especially with Rin's response of "this time? ... no."
"Looking forward to Rin" and "admire Rin" is identical - I think the translator meant "looked up to Rin". "Not being able to take this lying down" made nooo sense, so I betya it's a mistranslate. "Beautiful fireworks"? Ehhhhh, I'm rather sure Mephisto didn't talk about "hanabi".
The names of Yukio's Naiads - Okay, I LOVED that. All of them minus the last two are from canon Greek mythology. Soo cool!
So, I liked this chapter. Very nice. Yukio is a great character, and his little moment of verbally flipping off Toudou was great. I just wish his motivation to move forward as an exorcist was not dependent on deprecating himself. It's very unstable. Still, I'm just happy we got Yukio's "I got ya now" face - we haven't seen that since a tiny panel in chapter 3 when he was bluffing the flower demon.