Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Cinderella Knight Volume 1 and Blade of the Immortal chapter 200
Well, first I want to present the first volume of a new series we're doing quickly: Cinderella Knight (Cinderella Kishi) by Go Nagai. Otherside and I wanted to try this one out because...it's an old Shojo written by Nagai himself! Wonder what craziness he'd get up to? The plot concerns a young woman who makes a pact with her 'fairy godmother' Yaaba to become the mighty Cinderella Knight, a beautiful warrior, to protect her beloved Prince Emilio of the country Ballade from an evil conspiracy led by a mysterious group known as "Murder" and their elite assassin corps, The Spiders
This is an unusual manga for Nagai, to say the least. The writing is genuinely sweet at times and the story has a refreshing fairy tale feel you don't often see from him.
Here's Cinderella Knight Volume 1 and thanks to Other Side for translating and Lunar for editing.
Samura brings the beginning of the end of one of the longest running and most impactful stories and relationships in the manga. It can only be summed up thusly...
There was a girl who was strong and a boy who loved her strength. When he looked at her, there was simply awe in his eyes. He wanted nothing more than to surpass her. Then he wanted nothing more than to have her at his side. But the girl knew he loved her strength more than he loved her, and for a long time, she had nothing save for despair.
Now she has something to live for. All the years of pain and sadness are cast aside in an instant. Makie wanted death. Kagehisa wanted the greatest strength. Neither received what they wanted, but their lives led them to what they needed: eachother.
Blade of the Immortal, chapter 200: Glorious Death In A Winter Thunderstorm