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.


And...here it is, the seminal 200th Chapter of Blade of the Immortal.

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

18 comments:

  1. First HappyScans Shoujo? But...shoujo from Nagai...it must be a crazy one. Ah, Blade fuck yeah!!!

    Thank you guys :D

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    1. Haha, our first shojo was actually R is For Rocket by Moto Hagio (joint with Hox), but hope you enjoy!

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    2. You seem to be forgetting this series:
      http://www.mangaupdates.com/series.html?id=15152

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  2. Wow, that's really a unusual release! Maybe you guys could do also some Ishinomori's shoujo manga, I heard Ryujin Numa is a classic of the genre.

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    1. I can give a look. Do you have raws or know what it's about?

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    2. I know where to get Ryujin Numa raws...
      Here, take a look:
      http://www.rawmangaddl.com/2013/02/ryuujin-numa.html

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    3. It's like just a one-shot, but a very influential one. It was the first shoujo manga to features elements from other genres like supernatural horror and mystery. It's said that Keiko Takemya and Moto Hagio decided to work as manga artists after reading this story. It's one of the major influences for the Year 24 Group.

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    4. I'll save the raws and hold it in consideration, though it likely won't be soon.

      as for the Year 24 group...well, let's just say I have something in the works there

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  3. Well, this is an excellent surprise! I never thought I would see Nagai's obscure works scanlated. Thank you very much for 'Cinderella Knight'. I wish there were scans of 'Schumann-fujin to Brahms: Ai no Concerto', 'Pansy-chan' or 'Maho Ningyo Pendora' which I believe are also Shojo works even more obscure than this one. Nagai has created several manga that aren't what one would expect from him. Even a salacious manga like 'Ore no Lolita' isn't what you would normally expect from him. I'm quite glad that HappyScans! is keeping active with Nagai's work now that Dynamic Pro Scanlations isn't as active as before. Thank you very much Wrigh.

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  4. Thanks for Nagai!

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  5. Any idea what's this about - http://www.mangaupdates.com/series.html?id=23556 ?

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    1. It is a sort of prequel to 'Devilman' published in Kodansha's Mandala, an international manga magazine experiment. The story is about the origin of the demons, prior to them being Amon, Satan, Sirene and so forth.

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  6. Come on guys, please let me know what's that Nagai manga about? It has something to do with Devilman?

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    1. Read my comment above. And yes, it is indirectly related to Devilman as a prelude where it is told how the demons came to be as they are in Devilman, from being divine knights of a God that was experimenting with demons. It tells, for example, how Satan became a hermaphrodite entity by being the fusion of Lucifer, Yuria and a winged horse. You should be able to find plenty of info about it in Italian websites.

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  7. cinderella knight links dead
    can you reupload it pls

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    1. It was missing some pages, they reupped it here:
      http://happyscans.blogspot.com/2013/03/cinderella-knight-volume-1-version-2.html

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