Sunday, December 30, 2012

QB Battle 37.4

Mirrors: App + Media + Extra + Fanmade (update)
Sendspace: App + Media + Extra + Fanmade (update)

Added the fanmade Saeko Busujima and Assassin, from the Assassin's Creed games (thanks to Ninja Renegade and Okami31's images and Baofu's help):

Next, FF13's Lightning, and a few bugs corrected here and there.

Plus, did you guys see Vanquished Queen's anime trailer? Pretty sweet, and that first OVA is up for preorder too...

Happy New Year, y'all!

Monday, December 24, 2012

Queen's Blade Backstories: Nyx and Cattleya

Here you go, a couple days in advance, in time to wish you a Merry Christmas!



Thursday, December 20, 2012

QB Exiled Warrior 9

After getting her sword broken last chapter, it's a good moment for Leina to meet the two girls obsessed with weapons:

Download it here, and enjoy!

...Also, this month's Hobby Japan announces Irma's new figure... and that's just it? Hm, I'll keep looking.
(Update: Apparently it only has info on figures and the VQ anime, too bad it's not the next books).

Queen's Blade Rebellion Bitoshi Senki Volume 1

Whew, now this was a lot of work, but here's a decently packaged compilation of the first volume of the Illustrated Stories. I revised the chapters translated by fiwasaki for a better flow, translated most of the blurbs (with interesting tidbits about Cyan), corrected the retcon from chapter 3, and even threw in the "Setra's Room" freetalks fiwasaki once translated, but that literally didn't exist anymore (lucky thing I'm a collector ^^U).

So, it's a great chance to remember the origins of Rebellion's story, or to start reading it if you haven't already. It's still missing a couple of blurbs and the profiles, but eh, good enough for now:

You can also get the CD accompanying it, that seemingly summarizes the story pretty well.

Rebellion story: Mirror/Sendspace
Drama CD: Mirror/Sendspace

Next, shall we start a little vanquishing?

Sunday, December 16, 2012

QB Battle 37.0

Mirrors: App + Media (update) + Extra + Fanmade (update)
Sendspace: App + Media (update) + Extra + Fanmade (update)

Oh boy, I'm kinda losing my touch lately, right :p... Anyways, managed to at least translate Alicia, and add the fanmade Zatch Bell (thanks to RaCuGa for the pics):

Coming next, HSOTD Saeko Busujima and the Assassins from the Assassin's Creed series.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Queen's Blade Backstories: Zara and Alicia

Before we begin, in case you missed it, our buddy Charles made this proto-guide for the first QB books, if you like the game, be sure to let us know what you think!

And seeing as Alicia was scanned just in time, shall we start unraveling Grimoire's mysteries?



Thursday, December 6, 2012

Queen's Blade Rebellion Endings (IV): Mirim, Annelotte & Aldra

First of all, here's the CD that came with the 3rd volume, don't miss it if you want to hear the quirky swamp adventures and the witch's sexy voice while doing her attacks (if I'm not mistaken, the last track, "defeat", is her "true" voice...) Get it here: Mirrors/Sendspace

And we end the Rebellion endings for now with this last batch. Maybe we'll get more info on Elina, Melona and others in a final Rebellion visual book...?



Sunday, December 2, 2012

QB Battle 36.6

Mirrors: App + Media (update) + Extra + Fanmade
Sendspace: App + Media (update) + Extra + Fanmade

Go, Grimoire, go! Even after a week, both Alicia's and Zara's books are restocking and selling out like crazy, seems like Grimoire is off to a very good start.

Anyways, busy week, so I only translated and added the recent Zara (that plays similar to LW's Hathor):

I also corrected "Laila" not having her proper name, added "first" and "last" buttons when selecting chars and added a not-quite-elegant-but-definitive solution for any vertical scroll bars still appearing, a new editable parameter in the "system.cfg".

Coming next, Zatch Bell (now for real), and HSOTD's Saeko Busujima. Will Alicia be here too? It's hard to tell now, isn't it...?

Plus, I got the QBR Minis, and I have an extra Ymir and Liliana. Guess I'll put them up on Ebay...

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Queen's Blade Backstories: Melona, Claudette and Melpha

I guess you guys saw Zara scanned already? That was fast, and the funny thing is that Alicia is supposedly outranking her more or less in a 6 to 1 ratio (at least according to Amazon's bestsellers).

But back to original QB again, there's another English one mixed in here so it's 3 again.



Sunday, November 25, 2012

Happy Queen's Blade 7th Anniversary!

Don't know if you guys have heard, but today marks 7 years since the lucky day Leina's and Risty's books were released, kinda crazy what they've accomplished since then.
For this same reason, HJ are running an event at Akiba right now, with a gallery, cosplay, talkshows, signings by F.S. and Alicia's and Zara's artists, and even a charity auction.

Here's QB's current situation, to recap a little.
-Gamebooks: Alicia and Zara were released quite recently (yay links galore, and that's not even counting my half-translation of their HJ previews), Rebellion's Witch is still delayed, no Queen's Gate books in sight.
-Visual books: English Perfect Visual book and Vanquished Queens 2 to be released next week
-Anime: Vanquished Queens anime just announced, Grimoire anime discussed in the event above?, no news on more Rebellion anime

(Update: Unconfirmed rumor from the talkshow says Grimoire chars by F.S. and Leina's artist Kaneko Hiraku are under preparation. Awesome!)

And well, kinda inspired by a post from fellow QB fan Setsunarx a while ago, I thought this would be a good time to show off my collection (excuse the crappy cellphone pics, though). Can you recognize all of them?

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Queen's Blade Rebellion Endings (III): Tarnyang & Sainyang, Luna Luna, Sigui

Maybe you heard already, but this month's HJ news seem to be the announcement of a surprising Vanquished Queens anime, and the release of 7 Deadly Sins' Mammon figure.

Aside from that, a familiar character kinda steals the spotlight in this batch of endings, but you sure won't hear me complaining.


Tarnyang & Sainyang

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

QB Exiled Warrior 8

One more chapter, with some nice action! We have some of that weird QB fauna, some flora with interesting roots (lame pun), and Echidna that won't just stay on the sidelines this time!

Download it here, and enjoy!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

QB Battle 36.3

Mirrors: App + Media + Extra + Fanmade (update)
Sendspace: App + Media + Extra + Fanmade (update)

And after a short break, I'm back with these, adding B.Jenet (thanks to Rumormonger Baofu):

Coming next, Zatch Bell.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Queen's Blade Backstories: Original Aldra, Alleyne and Ymir

Moving forward, we land back into original Queen's Blade territory.
Since I'm technically cheating by using one of the english versions, you get 3 of these instead.
And I guess using the "majestic plural" must be a custom among Queen's Blade queens, since Claudette would use it later too.



Thursday, November 8, 2012

QB Exiled Warrior 7 + Queen's Blade Rebellion Endings (II): Branwen, Eilin & Ymir & Laila

Here's one of those rare joint posts, so to speak! On one hand, we start the second volume of the manga with a dash of political intrigue, guest starring another of the chars:

Download it here, and enjoy! (I think the files are repeated twice? Our bad ^^U)

And on the other hand, here's the next batch of endings.

Enjoy! (x2)


Thursday, November 1, 2012

Queen's Blade Backstories: Mirim and Annelotte

As a bonus, I bring you today the drama CD from Menace's biography. It's still Anarista's only appearance to this day, so give it a listen whenever you can (Mirrors/Sendspace):

And finishing up the Rebellion girls until the delayed witch comes out, here are more backstories. Annelotte's is one line away from being the actual Rebellion prologue, but still...



Thursday, October 25, 2012

Queen's Blade Rebellion Endings (I): Yuit & Vante, Captain Liliana & Izumi

After Rebellion's story ended, what happened to the beautiful fighters?
You'll have to read to find out.


Yuit and Vante

Sunday, October 21, 2012

QB Battle 36.0

Mirrors: App + Media + Extra + Fanmade (update)
Sendspace: App + Media + Extra + Fanmade (update)

Corrected a few pesky glitches, and added Chie straight from the Persona 4 Arena game (thanks to Baofu for the pics):

No QBB update in 2 weeks, though, gotta take a rare break, plus replenish my energy to be ready for the Grimoire gals.

In a few days, the Hobby Japan magazine is coming out as usual; it'll probably feature the cover of Alicia's and Zara's books as we saw a couple of days ago, but it will sure be nice not having just pictures of the next figures in there.

(10-23 Update): Nope, no luck with Hobby Japan, still announcing only figures. Alicia's figure is colored now, and a Nendoroid Melona (yes!) is coming. Also, the stories of Vanquished Queens 2 were revealed, see the translation of the titles here.

(Update 2): Oh, I was wrong, Alicia's and Zara's books were actually announced in the magazine, no new pics, though. Also, Hobby Japan's "7 Deadly Sins" are getting an anime, what do you know. I guess it's not that farfetched to think any of the demons will land in Queen's Gate after this...?

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Queen's Blade: An Angel's Scolding + Backstories: Tarnyang & Sainyang and Yuit & Vante

(10-19 Update: Alicia and Zara's books are now up for preorder, go Grimoire go!)

Guess who found a second-hand copy of a tiny game long sold out everywhere?

Unlike the Tomoe and Risty game from a while ago, this one is fully-voiced, and you even have the translation of all the lines in its QB Wikia page, so feel free to tease the cheeky angel here: Mirrors/Sendspace

As for the backstories, both couples have trouble with invaders, what will they do?


Tarnyang & Sainyang

Monday, October 15, 2012

QB Exiled Warrior 5 & 6

So we're resuming those, and you get two extra sized chapters with a large serving of Melona, lucky you!

Download them here, and enjoy!

They're also the last chapters of volume 1, so I imagine the compilation of the whole volume is coming next?

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Queen's Blade Rebellion Illustrated Stories: Showdown, chapter 11

Extra chapter, probably the longest, and the very last one! I chose this bland preview with Aldra in case you haven't seen the awesome illustration yet...

Last battle!
Enjoy the Rebellion finale!

Sunday, October 7, 2012

QB Battle 35.6

Mirrors: App + Media + Extra + Fanmade (update)
Sendspace: App + Media + Extra + Fanmade (update)

Coinciding with the very recent Umineko Day (the day when the murders take place in the Umineko series), it was Baofu's idea to add the fanmade Beatrice, with the Ougon partners like Dlanor:

Coming next, hopefully the last fix of the Ougon chars, and Persona's Chie.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Queen's Blade Backstories: Luna Luna and Sigui

Before I forget, Alicia and Zara were just confirmed for November 24th, and Hobby Japan is doing an event on the 25th with lots of stuff to celebrate QB's 7th anniversary.

And here we go again, with Luna Luna and Sigui doing something we kinda don't see them doing that much, that is, flirting with boys and praying (I mean respectively, it'd sure be weird the other way around).


Luna Luna

Sunday, September 23, 2012

QB Battle 35.3

Mirrors: App + Media + Extra + Fanmade (update)
Sendspace: App + Media + Extra + Fanmade (update)

Fixed a few of the bugs still to solve, and added the fanmade Mitsuru Kirijo (thanks to Baofu), plus Gravity Rush' Kat:

And a new Masamune Shirow char, Demon Tamer Shion (both Kat and Shion thanks to Ayrawinla):

Coming next: a certain Umineko character.

Also, I'll probably update this post tomorrow if we get our monthly QB news from the Hobby Japan Magazine.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Queen's Blade Backstories: Captain Liliana and Eilin & Ymir

First of all, on a somewhat sad note, some of our manga uploads are being hit with copyright claims for no reason, so some of the links in the Translations page may be down.

But enough bad news, we're resuming these! I think Liliana's mentions the city of Sheldan for the first time in canon (it had only appeared in the novels), and the dwarves' kinda explain why they tagged along to go to the marshland.


Captain Liliana

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Queen's Blade Rebellion Illustrated Stories: Showdown, chapter 9.5

Extra chapter! I guess the bad news is that there's only one extra chapter remaining besides this one, but on the other hand, you practically can't find any of these two illustrations anywhere, so I guess you're free from unwanted spoilers.

Branwen makes her debut clashing against Eilin & Ymir! Who will win?

Sunday, September 9, 2012

QB Battle 34.8

Mirrors: App + Media + Extra + Fanmade (update)
Sendspace: App + Media + Extra + Fanmade (update)

Corrected a first batch of bugs, and to celebrate 200 characters, added the fanmade Panty & Stocking (in adult form), plus SSF4's Juri (thanks to Rumormonger Baofu):

Plus Masamune Shirow's Juliona and the WIP character Ayra (thanks to Ayrawinla):

Coming next, Persona's Mitsuru Kirijo.

Also, there's a Grimoire section in the official QB site now, but no news for the moment.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Queen's Blade Backstories: Laila and Branwen

Time for more of these! Fans of a certain missing angel will be pleased with the cameo, while Branwen's somehow ties with our current progress in the story.



Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

QB Exiled Warrior 4

So this one took a bit longer than usual, but besides it having more pages than the previous chapters, our typesetter needs to rest his wrist, let's hope he's back into shape soon.

Anyways, here are the Musha-Miko and company: 

Download it here, and enjoy! 

Sunday, August 26, 2012

QB Battle 34.2

Just a light update for a break, this time.

Mirrors: App + Media + Extra (update) + Fanmade (update)
Sendspace: App + Media + Extra (update) + Fanmade (update)

Adapted Marvel's Colossus. It'd have been awesome if the artist who made Colossus' cover did the rest of the book, but oh well...

With that, we finally got all the Marvel Battlebooks (about time?). I hear Sabertooth, Doctor Doom, Daredevil, Fairchild and my favourite superhero, Deadpool, were supposed to be released as well, but it seems the series flopped pretty hard and they were scrapped.

Also, I've only seen an improved model of Alicia's figure in this month's Hobby Japan Magazine's scans. If that's the only bit of QB news we're getting this month, colour me surprised :S

Coming next: Juri Han, a few pesky bugs corrected, and since we just happened to hit another milestone, a surprise character to celebrate (yay for celebrations!)

Edit (08-28): I just knew that couldn't be all. Yesterday's C3xHobby 2012 event confirmed Grimoire's Alicia and Zara for November. Go Grimoire go!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Queen's Blade Backstories: Rebellion Aldra and Izumi

The HJ scans are somewhat tardy this month... but we'll get to those eventually. In the meantime, did you know that this humble blog just made 2 years this month? Thank you very much to all you guys who drop by regularly, and especially to those of you who comment and liven this up!

To celebrate, I thought it'd be a good time to start translating what I'm going to call the "backstories": those blurbs of text in the backcover of the books, that seem to be some kind of battle-oriented prologue. The idea was to go from newest to oldest, but I couldn't resist the puppy eyes below.


Rebellion Aldra

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Queen's Blade Rebellion Melona's Profile

Were we missing the profile of the last returning character? Yes we were, and finally revealed in the third volume of the illustrated stories, here it is:

Sunday, August 12, 2012

QB Battle 33.9

Mirrors: App + Media + Extra + Fanmade (update)
Sendspace: App + Media + Extra + Fanmade (update)

Corrected Rebellion Aldra's overpowered Hellfire, fixed some bugs with Dlanor and Night Owl, and added the fanmade Angel (thanks to Rumormonger Baofu):

Coming next, Marvel's Colossus.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Queen's Blade Grimoire Character Profiles: Alicia, Zara, Tina and Kaguya

The QB site was finally updated a few hours ago, so here are the juicy profiles of the new characters.
If you missed the Grimoire prologue, check the comments of the previous post for an awesome translation by Maku.

User of the Darkness in Wonderland Alicia

“What have these guys started singing now for? Don’t be such fools.”


Sunday, July 29, 2012

QB Battle 33.5

Mirrors: App + Media (update) + Extra + Fanmade (update)
Sendspace: App + Media (update) + Extra + Fanmade (update)

Added QG Suchie-Pai, and thanks to Rumormonger Baofu's pics and help, Dlanor has selectable "Ougon Partners" to help her in the fight:

Coming next: KOF's Angel.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

QB Exiled Warrior 3

And here we bring you the next chapter! Can Leina escape from Melona's gooey grip?

Download it here, and enjoy!

Monday, July 23, 2012

Queen's Blade Grimoire: Characters preview

This month's Hobby Japan Magazine gave a little more info on Grimoire, namely, a sneak preview of the first four characters, and a brief introduction.

First off, there's our heroine, Alicia the "User of the Darkness in Wonderland" (不思議の国の闇使い  アリシア), by Kurehito Misaki a.k.a Cradle:

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Queen's Gate Novels Summary (III): The Gate Protector

So after the first and second chapters, it's time to end the trilogy of novels!

I tried to at least tie all the loose ends, but who knows if I managed to.
Can Alice and company put and end to Faye's ambition?

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Queen's Blade Rebellion Illustrated Stories: Showdown, chapter 6 + Musha-Miko's Snake Hell

I don't know if you're familiar with the Musha-Miko's Snake Hell, a little, silly ecchi game:

But I found it recently, so if you're interested in Risty or Tomoe, feel free to grab it here: Mirrors/Sendspace

Anyways, back to the Rebellion story:

In this chapter, Queen Claudette is...?