Crunchyroll Adds ‘Watashi ga Motete Dousunda’ Manga Simulpub
Crunchyroll Adds ‘Watashi ga Motete Dousunda’ Manga Simulpub
Crunchyroll has picked up a new manga series for digital distribution on their site and apps with Watashi ga Motete Dousunda. The series comes from creator Junko which began in 2013 and is set to have its fourth volume released in Japan this month. The series is set to begin its distribution with its first chapter on September 3rd at 8pm ET and Crunchyroll is running a contest that will be detailed then about the English naming of the series, which Kodansha will pick from the entries. The catch-up period for the series is set to be done on September 18th, 2014 when the next simulpub chapter is set to land.
Plot concept: Kae Serinuma is what you’d call a “fujoshi.” When she sees boys getting along with each other, she loves to indulge in wild fantasies! One day her favorite anime character dies and the shock causes her to lose a ton of weight. Then four hot guys at school ask her out, but that isn’t exciting to her at all — she’d rather see them date each other!
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Kou Mabuchi, everyone.
No matter the situation, he is a treasure and a worthy addition to my harem…. (★^O^★)
Heroic Legend Of Arslan Vol. #01 Manga Review
A prince takes the first steps in learning how to become a king.
Story: Yoshiki Tanaka
Art: Hiromu Arakawa
Translation/Adaptation: Lindsey Akashi
What They Say
Elder David, King Sinbad, and Al-Thamen’s Agenda
In Night 222.5, we got a gigantic text giving us insight into Elder David’s intentions. If you were too lazy to read all of it, that’s okay, because I’m apparently obsessed enough to read it all for the purpose of speculation!
The entire mini-chapter seems to foreshadow Sinbad’s eventual fate as a major antagonist. This was plainly obvious to most people due to the striking physical resemblance between Sinbad and Elder David, the apparent antagonist of the Alma Torran arc (see above). However, their appearance is not the only evidence for a link between them.
Part of Elder David’s writings read:
It’s not like I can see the future. No matter how sophisticated the magic techniques will become, magic capable of predicting the future will never manifest. But there is no need for that. If someone devotes himself to observing the paths in this world, and he is able to understand the rules and interactions of such paths, he can naturally understand any kind of phenomena that belongs to the future. The only difference is that I can understand things that are difficult to notice by others. (x)
David is essentially saying that he can predict the future. Having lived for 800 years, he has studied the “paths” of fate and is able to see where it will go.
Interestingly enough, in the early events of Sinbad no Bouken, the prequel to Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic, what is established about Sinbad’s character?
Sinbad is able to “choose the right fate”, as though he can see what will happen.
This is shown time and time again in the manga, and is very significant to multiple achievements of his. Falan, a member of Al-Thamen and former ally to King Solomon. Even she acknowledges this unusual ability of his:
If the connection is real, then Sinbad’s success and fate as a King Vessel is directly attributable to Elder David’s plans and abilities. There is currently a lot of speculation that Sinbad is the “reincarnation” (or proxy, as I like to think about it: similar to the way in which Aladdin is “Solomon’s proxy”) of Elder David. This would make sense, and explain why Sinbad is so overwhelmingly powerful.
There are more hints that Sinbad plays a role in David’s plans. From David’s text in 222.5:
My son [Solomon] is not a singularity, but he is someone who possesses my blood. If he is a being who was chosen by destiny for something different from my path, then he should be able to understand my words. He should be able to understand them, even if he does not realise it. And then, after a long time, we will finally be able to reach the true singularity that will be in the newborn world at the end of the path created by destiny that is the true utopia. That is the true beautiful world. When that time comes, I will be equal to God, and I will accomplish the mission that exceeds even God himself. (x)
There are a few important things about this paragraph.
Firstly, Elder David says that in the “newborn world”, which is presumably the world that Alibaba and co. were born into, there will be a “true singularity”. Who do we know is called a first-class singularity? King Sinbad. This is most likely not a coincidence, and directly implicates Sinbad’s in King David’s schemes.
Secondly and most interestingly is that King David implies that he and Solomon have some kind of mutual understanding, even if Solomon does not realise it.
This lends itself to a wilder theory: who is King Solomon’s enemy in the present world? Gyokuen and Al-Thamen. And who do they despise?
The foremost popular theory about Gyokuen’s identity is that she is Sheba. (I personally think it’s also possible that she may be Arba, but that is irrelevant.) Moreover, several of Solomon’s formerly loyal followers, including Ithnan and Falan, defected and joined Al-Thamen. Could their betrayal have begun as a resistance against King David? Did they turn their backs on Solomon because he was becoming too much like his father? Do Gyokuen and Al-Thamen treat Sinbad as their enemy because of his association with Elder David and role in his plans?
Did the members of Al-Thamen begin to “curse their fates” because it was one foretold by Elder David?
When I read the recent events of the manga, I thought that it was likely that Sinbad would end up as the final antagonist acting against Alibaba, Aladdin, and Morgiana. His actions are morally grey, and he is extremely powerful; from a story-telling perspective, this would also be a fantastic turn of events. But despite all of his triumphs, since Night 225.5, I have begun to wonder how much agency Sinbad actually has. It is clear from Sinbad no Bouken and his conversations with Ja’far in Magi that Sinbad has nothing but his country on his mind. It is becoming likely, however, that he is a pawn of Elder David, and that the true villain of the series may be the flow of fate itself.
Your text is one of the most detailed I’ve read. Thank god I read his prophetic writings, and it’s true that there are a lot of parallels between David and Sinbad. If Sin is the David of the new world, he might turn into an antagonist. After all, he’s half corrupted. It could go wrong at any moment. That, and Ohtaka-sensei saying that some of the existing characters are going to die…
Aldnoah.Zero Mechanics: Possible Naming Themes Relating to Mythology & Locations on Mars
I just did some quick internet searches, but found the results kind of interesting so I thought I’d write something up quickly. Please bear in mind that this isn’t anything extensive or detailed. Mostly Wikipedia and Wiki leading me to other sites. I only mentioned the bare basics since anything too detailed didn’t seem relevant to the series yet. I hope you find some enjoy in my dorky rambles? ^^;;
Areion is the name of a “divinely-bred, extremely swift immortal” horse from Greek mythology. The horse was said to be the foal of Gaea (the goddess of the Earth). (x)
Sleipnir is and eight legged horse from Norse mythology. The horse was Odin’s and was the child of Loki and Svaðilfari. (x) Remember seeing Odin riding it in Marvel’s Thor movie?
Nilokeras likely refers to Nilokeras Scopulus which is a cliff in the northern hemisphere on Mars. The name “Nilokeras” is Greek for “horn of the Nile” and was given by Astonomer E. M. Antonidai in 1930. “Scopulus” is a descriptor term for planetary geology for an irregular cliff or enscrapment. (x)
Argyre is an albedo feature on Mars. (x) An albedo feature is a large area on a planet or within a solar system body that shows a contrast of brightness or darkness with adjacent areas. Argyre Planitia is a plain within that feature. The name was given by Giovanni Schiaparelli in 1877 and refers to a mythical island of silver in both Roman and Greek mythology. (x)
Hellas might refer to either Hellas quadrangle (x), which is 1 of 30 mapped areas on Mars and is used by the United States Geological Survey (USGS) Astrogeology Research Program, or it could refer to the Hellas Planitia (x), a large impact basin in the southern hemisphere of Mars and was named by Giovanni Schiaparelli. “Hellas” is Greek for “Greece.”
The Hellas unit in Aldnoah.Zero has 6 arms with each having a name.
- Raum: is a Great Earl of Hell (x)
- Vine: likely refers to Vine who is an Earl and King of Hell. (x)
- Ronove: is a Marquis and Great Earl of Hell. (x)
- Halphas: is a Earl of Hell. (x)
- Botis: is a Great President and Earl of Hell. (x)
- Marax: “Marax” is likely another spelling for the demon Morax who is a Great President and Great Earl of Hell. (x)
In a slightly unrelated, but interesting note in the Greek epic Argonautica there is a tribe of six armed giants called the Gegenees. In the tale the Argonauts climbed to the top of the mountain Dindymon to view the route they would have to take by water while another group brought a ship into the harbor of Khytos. The six armed giants attacked the harbor by sealing the harbor with boulders trying to pen the ship in. In the end the Argonauts defeated the giants. (x)