December 06, 2008 07:35 PM
初心者/ Shoshinsha / Beginner
Hayate Cross Blade (Hayate X Blade) by Hayashiya Shizuru
I didn't find a thread for this, so here goes.
This was licensed by Seven Seas and the first volume in English was just released, while volume 9 will be released this month in Japan; it's currently serialized in Ultra Jump. It's best classified as a comedy-action (swordfighting girls) seinen, but some places tag this series with "yuri" (or shoujo-ai depending on who you ask). The "shoujo-ai" seems to be mainly a subtext, though. There's no fanservice at all even with some settings that scream for it.
The official blurb:
Raws are at JCafe24.com (Winny Club) and elsewhere and you can skim the translated preview at Seven Seas. Some chapters are scanlated and posted at various places, but there doesn't seem to be a consistent scanlator for this (NCIS has other projects on their plate they're working on).
Anyway, I like the clean artwork, sword combat scenes, and rather violent comedy.
Last edited by Dra; February 02, 2009 at 10:54 AM.
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