Happy end of the year! Hopefully everyone that participates in the various holidays during this holiday season was able to enjoy them. From what we know canonically, Basara and company end up spending their first holiday together in the demon realm dealing with all the political shenanigans they were forced into. So upon looking at the calendar, I’m pretty sure one of the first culturally important days they get to celebrate together actually happens to be Setsubun. Slayer of The Ogre Slayer fits well with the idea of family spending time together during the holidays. I also updated last months update. If you enjoy Maria and Kurumi together you’ll probably have fun with it. Zest and Yuki also have another interesting conversation that reveals quite a bit about the way Zest thinks.
Anyways I’m going to go enjoy New Years festivities. So have a good one folks.
I hope those of you that are State side had a happy Thanksgiving and hopefully Black Friday deals were kind to you as well. Those of you participating in NNN hold strong, because it’s almost over. Since it’s still NNN I went with The Valentines of Sister New Devil. The majority of the main cast appears. The different approaches the pairings of girls take when it comes to Valentines is interesting. Yuki and Zest score some major waifu points.
In other news, Ookuma has a skeb page (it’s about $500 per illustration). The bad news is Shinmai and Hundred are off limits. He’s not allowed to monetize them, because he can run into rights issues with the IP’s. However I’m looking currently looking into a potential loophole.
It’s still October 31st where I’m at so happy halloween to those that partake in festivities. For this month, I went with The Testament of White Day which will explain the origins of “Cat bitch Mio” (Uesu’s words not mine) and Toujou Family Goes to the Amusement Park for those of you who may have wanted some fanservice (Mio x Basara solo scene). There’s illustrations that accompany those chapters. I will be adding them sometime this weekend. I just have to do something with EXIII for Nomi first.
For those of you the follow Ookuma on twitter and like/retweet and watch his streams please continue to do so. It plays a factor into how we get nice things like this Mio and Chisato illustration. Those of you that also buy items off of his amazon wishlist (which is updated periodically) keep it up.
Sorry I’ve been really busy all September, Therefore I’ll be doing two chapters this month. In the mean time enjoy this Nanao illustration Ookuma did for a certain Nanao fan. Celis, Zest, Yuki, Kurumi, and Maria are still in need of ring illustrations.
Takashi is one of Basara’s important childhood friends, and according to Uesu he’s the true tsundere of the series. This story shows a bit of the softer side of Takashi that doesn’t really come across between the anime, manga, and early volumes of the LN’s. It leads directly into volume 9 and shows Takashi’s cooking skills in action. It would be fun to one day see a cooking competition between Chisato, Maria, Yuki, Zest, and Takashi.
This is predominately aimed at the folks that don’t have or follow Ookuma on twitter, but he has an amazon wishlist. I know a bunch of folks have done their part to support the series with buying the BD’s, manga, LN, and other merchandise. However consider purchasing something off his amazon wishlist. Especially if you want to extend your thanks beyond likes, retweets, and comments. It would be nice to see the fandom give back to one of the dudes that has given us so much over the years.
I had a plan for this month, but then I got sick (i’m one of those people that never get sick), which has resulted in going with Why I Can’t Be Honest With You . Anyways I really like this chapter, because it focuses on two characters that don’t really get all that much focus. Rikka turning into a bumbling idiot because of Basara is funny. I’m personally not the biggest Nanao fan (vampire fangs just aren’t my thing) however, I like the way she was written in this particular scene. The gender pronouns sometimes switch between he and she on purpose. At this point, Nanao was still conflicted about how she self identified, as well as her feelings for Basara.
Hopefully Afeuria blesses me with a speedy recovery, because I hate being sick.
I’m a big NBA fan and won’t be posting an update until Kawhi Leonard makes his decision on free agency. Hopefully he makes the right choice, because I’m not sure what i’m going to do if he doesn’t lol.
In Shinmai related news,
Although we’re way past the original “early 2019” (by Uesu’s own words in the Sneaker) and the “Spring 2019” (that was advertised in Overdone volume 1), we do have an update on the status of volume 13. Ookuma said back on the 16th of June that it’s coming soon. So the wait continues.
Like I said, I would do an update after the game. This was a toss up between The Hero and the Demon Lordor more Basara and Lars shenanigans which also includes what I would argue is the origins of “Cat Bitch Mio” (which can be seen in the volume 12 illustrations). Anyways I decided to go with the Hero and Demon Lord simply because it includes a majority of the characters that most people enjoy. Basara being in a situation where he feels screwed is fun, especially since he’s the dude that’s always overanalyzing and thinking about the beyond of the beyond of most situations.
I don’t know but i’ve really been feeling Yuki lately. It’s most likely because Yoshi has been posting a bunch of draft illustrations of Yuki. It’s really nice seeing Yuki totally in her element and being the one to help both Basara and Mio. Chisato’s idea of “helping” the situation was great and Maria would have been proud.
Totally off topic but to those of you that follow the NBA, we finally have ourselves a series.
I decided to hold back on the the prologue for volume 11 because I still haven’t decided how I’m going to deal with the debatably pedo shit in Maria’s vow that clearly violates the “No pedo shit” in my host’s ToS .I’m debating between full omission or just editing it to make it worth within the ToS. Anyway’s Volume 11 chapter 1 is all hands on deck. The ensemble cast comes together to put in some work. Uesu tried his best to work in the majority of the most memorable characters and give everybody a moment to shine. This is something he carries over into the fights in Overdone. Some of the things that happen in this chapter heavily influence the ways in which some of the characters act and the decisions they make in volume 12.