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Shounen Zettai Karen Children by Shiina Takashi

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  1. StrangerAtaru

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    Not really too sure if I am doing the right thing but I sort of want to set up a thread for this series with the anime coming in April. Basically this is the latest series by Takashi Shiina, more known for the Shonen Sunday series "Ghost Sweeper Mikami" (of which only the movie has been released in the US).

    The basics (as I know of it): in the near future, humanity discovers the potential of humans with psychic abilities. To further develop them, an organization called BABEL is set up to hone these abilities and use these humans to better people. The series is mostly focused on three girls belonging in a section of BABEL known as "The Children", who each have a psychic specialization: Kaoru (looks like a young Mikami, psychokinetic), Aoi (reminds me in look a bit like a female verison of Mikami's priest friend Father Karasu with maybe a bit of Haruna Saotome from "Negima", teleportation), and Shiho (sort of reminds me a bit of a white-haired Meiko, psychometry). Unfortunately, these girls really aren't as trusting...heck, Kaoru proclaims that within ten years, they will "control the world"!

    To tell the truth, I haven't read this series and mostly set it up for others to maybe look into and maybe read if someone starts it or not, but I am used to Shiina's style from reading GS Mikami for a period. (he writes a bit like Takahashi and other Sunday writers in many "mini arcs" for development, which can be good for some but tiring for others) The series does look interesting and fun and I would like to maybe see someone pick it up when the anime starts but it probably does require a bit of tolerance if its pacing is anything like Mikami.

    Wiki entry: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zettai_Karen_Children
    First chapter (by way of Sunday's site): http://websunday.net/rensai/children/read/
    Sunday commercial: http://websunday.net/theater/
     
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    Re: Zettai Karen Children (Takashi Shiina)

    Yeah I learned about this manga today but I can't find scanlations:darn but I can't wait for the anime-version!
     
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    Re: Zettai Karen Children (Takashi Shiina)

    Friend of mine directed me to a place with vol. 1 and the first chapter of vol. 2 done...really need to get to this myself and hope the anime is good.

    http://www.conan-magic.com/ (ZKC link is on the right)
     
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    Necro question, roughly how far are the scans to the anime, as in how far behind are they currently?
     
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    well to asnwer your question since anime gonna show graduation etc that be first chapter of volume 16, nvm found it its chapter 138
     
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    so basically a mere 80ish chapters ahead of where the scans are currently at. And then another 30ish in the current old children arcs.
     
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    It looks pretty good not a big fan of the artwork, but if i find some time i'll go check it out.
     
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    Nice to meet everyone here ~ ^^ Call me Spikey.
    The reason I keep tracking on this manga cause I a big fan reader of GS Megami. And then I'm curious to see if Minamoto can change the fact that Kaoru shoot by him at the end.
    I had finished watching entire anime episodes on internet and waiting for a dvd release. I won't said that the artwork of both anime & manga is very good but it was very tidy to read on. 2 of the anime episodes was done by GONZO (the one who made Vandread) and the last episode 51 was very warm touching episode.
    so the first chapter in vol 16 is chapter 138? I only managed to get the raw chapters of 153 until 169. But still very enjoy to read them(I know a bit japanese and can understand the story).
     
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    So does anyone know whats going on lately in like chapters 172-174?


    More and more it seems Karou and Minamoto are developing a 'new' relationship...;D
     
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    No idea what is happening, will have to wait a bit till we are up there, in a month or two hopefully.

    Current arc is win however, with the death note parody.
     
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    Did they change the translator or something in JS Scans? Sorry for saying this, but the new one is BAD, I´ve just read 128 and I found a ton of errors
     
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    Chapters 128-133 is one big error.
     
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    Recently started reading this. A very good series that is easy to get into and I've enjoyed every bit of it. I've been reading it at a steady pace so far but will probably read it in bulk to hurry and catch up.

    I really do have to feel sorry for Minamoto and what these kids do to him early on. XD
     
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    Sorry..I did the mistakes in releasing since I new member and a rookie over here. I will notice it next time.
     
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    Meh, that release was nothing more then a learning experience, just put it in the past.

    Reguardless, now we have Gotten to the point that the anime was released too!

    So from now on, new never before seen storylines!

    New characters, more action! :D
     
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    About Chapter 150:
    Is it just me, or is Shiho falling for Sakaki? From the supplements and such, they look to be a likely couple like Kaoru/Minamoto in the future.
     
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    Don't know, the supplements are more or less 4 panel funnies before the chapter, don't think they should be taken too seriously.

    As far as relationships, not sure how far they develope in the time being...
     
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    Hahaha you know while reading this, I also get the inkling that Shiho and Sakaki may develop something. You can tell with all their bickering and how it tends to get to a love/hate thing later on throughout the chapters. They are hilarious.


    For Minamoto and Kaoru, their relationship is starting to really pick up and shouldnt be too long now that something happens that's either going to get Minamoto in trouble or push Kaoru away to PANDRA. For instance for the latest chapters that have come out in Japan (171-175 and up)
    Kaoru seems to be REALLY freaking out with her emotions as she interacts with Minamoto and lately from getting a little to close to each other, Kaoru immediately leaves only to be found by Kyosuke who takes her to the PANDRA paradise ship ( I guess....) where they are all preparing for her to become Queen quite soon. Back home, Minamoto seems to be quite confused/depressed from Kaoru's leave and of course the other two girls are trying to take advantage of a left behind Minamoto but to no avail;he seems to be to focused on Kaoru. In 175 something seems to have happened with a new character that has ESP powers with books and gives Kaoru something that instantly reminded her of Minamoto to the point it seems she is about to head back. The question is now, whats going to happen when she returns and how much longer is it till she goes back to stay with Kyosuke and the rest of PANDRA because she seems to have grown quite fond of them.
     
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    Based on all this new stuff (I haven't read the latest RAWs yet), you think this series is going to head towards the bad, predicted end, or might we even get lucky enough the divert that future?

    That's been the question that's driving me crazy... these current chapters are pointing down the bad end. Then again, I suppose not every manga I read can have a good/happy ending
     
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    The supplement do have relationship with the main stories. It's just more in comedy way (sometimes use to describe how the people turned out like that, example: Naomi when she was a kid, how Patty recovered.) Lately the supplements had used to write another small but continuous arc story, said by Shiina in his blog. So I suggest you can just take supplement as a notice for what might happen in main story XD.
     
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