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Translations: Gintama 507 (2)
Yeah, it depends on whether or not the King is defeated in the process of rescuing Chiwa. There is still potential to extend the series if done correctly. Also, I highly doubt that they would allow Fukuchi to take a year hiatus if they knew he was only going to come back to finish off this one arc. I think they must have longer plans for this series.Quote:
It does come off as moe, but not in the negative connotation that has been associated with the word. That's why I call it "ulti-moe" or "neo-moe".Quote:
I actually envisioned her hair as blonde for some reason before I saw it as blue in a color page.Quote:
I miss the Stalker too. I think he is going to show up soon and do something cool. Remind me who Kurumiel is again?Quote:
Heh. I'm not so much into mainstream, but I really love shounen as a genre. I find myself sort of transitioning over to Seinen lately but I think I'll always be a fourteen year old at heart. The law of Ueki was the first series I ever tried to translate and bought in Japanese so Fukuchi's works always have a special place in my heart. I feel like my path of translatordom might have been a lot different if I hadn't started with Ueki and then transferred to Gintama.
It seems to me that Luchiru and Arulu want to go back to the surface with Kyousuke and Chiwa so I suppose there's that to look forward to, and as you mentioned the King is a big factor as well. Also the water that seems to restore majin (and subsequently gave Kyousuke his diving powers) seems to be a big plot point as mentioned in chapter 37. (Which should be out soon as the scantlators have just given it to me along with chapter 39 to TL.) Chapter 39 also brings back a plot point from earlier in the series when Chiwa 'fought' Luuido. The mi-guard thingys...why do majin need them? So there are lots of mysteries left in the series but then the ugly truth that Anagle seems to poll poorly in the mag and not sell that well (though a lot of people were overjoyed to see it back...) so who knows just how much Fukuchi will be able to do before being asked to wrap it up? The one saving grace is that Sunday tends to let things hang out at the bottom of the TOC longer than jump does....and Fukuchi is an established author. I just hope the series manages to at least pass Ueki Plus's five volume total. I always like to see an author do a bit better with each series unless he or she is intentionally aiming for a certain volume count. That being said, Fukuchi tends to keep his series to about 2-3 years in length, and technically if it hadn't gone on hiatus, Anagle Mole would be on it's second year now. Food for thought.
Kurumiel is the majin who he sorta requisitioned to lead him to Kita city so he could find Chiwa. Here she is. I realize I'm spelling her name differently than I did before, but that's only cause I realized that all of the majin names have a 'ru' in them somewhere around chapter 30 or so. If she should appear again I'll spell it Kurumiel. I have a feeling she'll figure big into Stalker-kun's future too. :-P Anyway, I just got chapter 39 from my raw provider and it's looking like a really important chapter so off to work.
By "mainstream appeal", I just mean the themes such as friendship and determination that are so prominent in shonen action manga. Those themes, mixed in with some weird art and story, and you have my attention.Quote:
Well, I guess no matter how much potential it has, it can't continue if it isn't making money. But I think it is/was worth the read whether it ends up being long or short.Quote:
Hey, do you think that Chiwa's older brother may become important. He seemed kind of enigmatic for a while there. Also, I think there will be more to this "anagle mole" thing. The explanation for that was kind of anticlimactic.
LOL I don't know how I missed that. I guess I wanted her to be blonde so bad, I erased that from my brain...Quote:
Stalker-kun really impressed me. He's really resourceful. Him and Kurumiel could do some damage in a fight.
Oh yeah, now I remember her. She's cute. Maybe Stalker-kun will end up falling for her and forgetting about Chiwa.Quote:
To answer your question, I think he might be. In the character sketches Fukuchi had in volume one, he and a dog were pictured in a silhouette. So Fukuchi's been planning something with him since the beginning at least. Something else I thought of between this post and the last is how there's suspiciously no father in the Kusanagi family. Towako's the mom, then the three children and her dad Seijurou. I wonder if that has any significance? Not to mention how did the King get Luchiru planted in humanity so easily? Nammit, this series better not get cancelled with all of these mysteries...
Yeah, it really is weird that there is no father....Especially since the mother is pregnant...Are you implying that the King might be the father of the unborn child? Or even the father of all of the children?
I was thinking..what if the children are half majin, and that's the only reason why that healing water didn't kill Kyousuke?
Interesting. Having someone to talk to about this series kind of changed my perspective on it and put it in a higher light for me Now I REALLY hope it picks up in popularity so Fukuchi can flesh it out to its greatest potential.
Though that is an interesting theory....then does this mean that Chiwa might have a majinagram? Or ooh, let me one up that theory. What if majins are actually humans who were exposed to the water over long periods of time and that's what gave them super powers...and they were sent underground because they couldn't coexist with humans? mmmm...thats some good speculation.
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I think Chiwa definitely has a majinagram. At least a latent one like Kyousuke.
But yeah I love having someone to discuss this with.
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The ladies of Fukuchi's various series say Happy Halloween.
Noelu may be the king, but we did see that that one General guy who runs the school had ambitions to overthrow him. So I think it is possible that there are more people like him that don't like the king and want to rule the surface too.
Noeulu seemed like a really bad dude from the short glimpse we got of him though. He killed one of his own kind for just wearing his shoes indoors...I can't imagine he would have any qualms killing a human, especially if he knew they were physically weak. But I'm stretching my speculation to the limit with the information I currently have. Can't wait for the next chapter
Yeah, same here. Too bad others aren't getting in on the fun. Maybe we should get a mod to make this one of the featured manga so more people see it.
Fukuchi updated his blog after nearly a year of not doing so and revealed he'd actually been drawing the manga since around the end of last year, but the pace he was able to go then wasn't nearly good enough to resume serialization right away so the date ended up being pushed back until October 2013. So I'd imagine he has quite a bit of it drawn. Now this could mean that the editors gave him license to draw as much as he wants since the series will go for a while, or that they figured they'd conclude it soon anyway so he could just draw the rest. I wanna be optimistic, but...eh. No point in thinking too hard about it.
I agree that we should poke someone to get this to be a featured manga. After all it was on hiatus for a year, so why not re-feature it now that it's returned? Even ANN had a report when Sunday announced it's return.
Oh. And call it a youthful transgression, but on one chapter I screwed up the translation, and it might indicate that Stalker-kun is closer than we thought...
See, here the handwritten text should read 'Dude, I feel like someone bumped into me, but I don't see anyone...' I just re-read the tank version of volume three and realized I screwed up. >_< I wish I could go back and fix that somehow...but it seems to indicate that even before the hiatus Fukuchi was thinking about Stalker-kun.
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I'll PM the mod of this section.Quote:
Oh, that's really interesting. We could chalk it up to Stalker-kun's expert stalking skills, but wouldn't it be cool if he already attained a majinagram like Kyousuke, and it allows him to be like a chameleon or something? Kyousuke's majinagram ended up being "mole-like", so it wouldn't be weird if you awaken a majinagram that suits your personality, and Stalker-kun got something that augmented his stalking.Quote:
Well, the springs were kind of out of the way and he was pretty dead set on hurrying to find Chiwa. I guess I have no reason to believe he took a detour. Perhaps there is more than one source of that water though? I'm reaching just for the fun of it lol.Quote:
I already talked to a mod and they said they would sticky this thread. Hopefully we get some new fans in here and maybe even some old fans that haven't even realized it is back in serialization.
The thread has been stickied! Lets hope people will chime in....there were a few back when the series first started so I hope they'll come back now.
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Not gonna lie, I'm stoked now. Also the series seems to be crawling up the TOC every week, and people seem generally happy with it's return. A few things were confirmed in chapter 41 and I feel like the series has a future..!! Probe on Fukuchi! Probe on Anagle!!
I like Metaru. She's super cute