Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Spiral Chaos Freetalks: Lamica (2 of 2)

Early release, aren't we nice? So, did Jean find out about Lamica's secret...?


Next: considering it's Xmas time, it was kinda clear Noel would be next, no?

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Spiral Chaos Freetalks: Lamica (1 of 2)

...So, after the marvelous news that is Gretel + Werbellia the Witch + a new VQ OVA we hadn't even heard of (and in Gretel's case, "1 month and a couple weeks" is the shortest window between preorder and release in recent memory), here we start with the vampire princess!


Thursday, December 12, 2013

Spiral Chaos Freetalks: Lili (2 of 2)

Will Jean get something out of Lili for his troubles...?


Next: in preparation for the holidays, we're pulling a good ol' switcheroo, so it'll be Lamica's turn. Oh my!

Update 12-18: Gretel up for preorder, Werbellia the Witch too... plus her special edition comes with a brand new VQ OVA!!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Queen's Blade Rebellion Zero 7

First, for some assorted news, a big thanks to Waku-Subs for translating VQ OVA 2, with Nanael, Laila & Airi on it, plus our pal Gabriel tipped me in about this Mega Hobby event where you can see some original art by the QB artists (scroll towards the end of the page).

And with that said, here's the last part of this weird arc about the dwarves:

Download it here, and enjoy!

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Spiral Chaos Freetalks: Risty (2 of 2)

So Jean became Risty's henchman, but what will he get out of it?


Next, Lili!

Monday, November 25, 2013

Happy Queen's Blade 8th Anniversary!

One more year, it's a day to celebrate once again. I thought the official QB page would share something new with us, but apparently not...?

Anyways, to recap QB's current situation:
-Gamebooks: Gretel was announced for January/February (no dates yet), the Witch & Kaguya are said to be released by March, and a new character might be teased soon.
-Anime: Since we know nothing of Rebellion's 2nd season, it's only VQ chapters 3 and 4 (featuring at least Rebellion Aldra) for next year.

And well, you might recall I showed off my collection last year, so this time I asked our pal Final Agent to share some pics of his (again, excuse the crappy cellphone pics). He does have some rare gems that took us some serious effort to locate... Can you recognize all of them?

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Spiral Chaos Freetalks: Risty (1 of 2)

So I went and came from Madrid, ugh, it's never pleasant... :p

But anyways, what does Risty have in store for Jean...?


Thursday, November 14, 2013

Spiral Chaos Freetalks: Mai Shiranui (2 of 2)

Jean's ninja training is progressing steadily, but can he take home the full prize? (Mai's lips)


Next, Risty!

Friday, November 8, 2013

Queen's Blade Rebellion Zero 6

We start the 2nd volume, midway through the dwarves' arc!

Download it here, and enjoy!

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Spiral Chaos Freetalks: Mai Shiranui (1 of 2)

The turn of "Japan's finest"! Can Jean learn some nifty ninja techniques while he's at it...?

(Also, if you noticed the backgrounds in these change from time to time, I do that on purpose for variety's sake, the background you get for the freetalk depends on the stage you're on, after all).


Thursday, October 31, 2013

Master of QB Excellent: Early Designs

-11/01 Update: The HJ guys properly gave us Gretel's profile (if you were wondering, yep we were just missing 2 adjectives, "harsh" and "intuitive"), confirmed her release for January-February... and tells us they're working on the Witch & Kaguya for March 2014, and that we might see another new char soon, hooray!

So this week our proofreader had to cram and stuff, and left to my own devices, I thought, why not throw a bit of a curve ball? (that somehow fits the Halloween theme too)

If you're familiar with the Master of QB Excellent, you'll know it has pages discussing the character's current designs and all that (that maybe we'll see here in more detail one of these days)... but it also has a few special pages with drafts of many of the girls before they settled on the design we know and love, and that's precisely what I translated for you this time.


Saturday, October 26, 2013

Queen's Blade Grimoire Gretel Profile

Well wasn't this quick? Thanks a lot to our pal Gabriel, who helped me figure out the least visible kanjis here. We should only be missing like 2 adjectives in the whole text, so I thought it was pretty much good to go. I'll let you guys know when we can find a proper scan of the whole text, for the last details...


Witch Slayer Confectioner Gretel

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Spiral Chaos Freetalks: Airi (2 of 2)

Kiss time with Airi!

Will Jean take one for the team and (for a change) protect the girls?


Next, the Crimson Ninja Mai... though after a small break again, oh well.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Queen's Blade Grimoire: Gretel appears!

For a short bit of news, Captain Liliana's live-action book was released a couple days ago, see previews here or here...

But the big news from this month's HJ magazine is a new Grimoire character, Witch Slayer Confectioner Gretel by Kantaka, slated to a release on January next year. Get hype~!

It seems her story is there as well, but it's too tiny to make out for now...? More details as they come.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Spiral Chaos Freetalks: Airi (1 of 2)

And we start alternating with the QB girls! Unfortunately, only a handful of them have kisses, and some don't even have a freetalk... but well, what can we do :p

So, can Jean discover Airi's plot...?


Thursday, October 10, 2013

Queen's Blade Premium Visual Book Shi

Oh, now we don't do this a lot, but our proofreader was too busy to work on videos this week... yet he managed to scan this for you all, isn't he nice?

You might remember it from the last time I talked about the booklet from VQ OVA 2, and "Shi" should mean "female", so...

Download it from here (LQ), or here (HQ), and enjoy!

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Queen's Blade Rebellion Zero 5

Last chapter of the first volume? Yes~! And it's a big one to start the dwarves' arc with!

Download it here, and enjoy!

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Spiral Chaos Freetalks: Iroha (2 of 2)

Well, first of all, a big thanks to CGRascal for finishing the Blue Storm manga... and for showing us that Shizuka is basically still alive in Rebellion, despite what the anime said ^^

Now then, next part of Iroha's video. Even before the kiss scene, Jean gets to 5th or 6th base with her already...?


Next, in keeping with the "maid spirit" idea, will be Airi... though that won't be next week, oh :<

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Spiral Chaos Freetalks: Iroha (1 of 2)

As you may know, Iroha was the one who inspired directly Rebellion Aldra's husband being "you"... so what can Jean find out about her?


Thursday, September 19, 2013

Spiral Chaos Freetalks: Dizzy (2 of 2) + Alice's Extra Backstory

Here's part 2 of Dizzy's exchanges with Jean, kissy kissy time~! Next, Iroha!


And a bonus, courtesy of our new pal Gabriel who is already helping a lot with freetalks and kiss scenes, an extra backstory from an obscure QG artbook.

Enjoy! (x2)

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Spiral Chaos Freetalks: Dizzy (1 of 2)

First things first, did you notice that last month, this humble blog reached 3 years? I didn't either! (lol) So, thank you very much to everyone for dropping by!! Now, let's just pretend I properly announced this last month, and that we started these SC videos to celebrate it ^^U

So this time, it's Dizzy's turn, translated by our pal Chad (the idea is to alternate one char translated by him with one by me, btw). How will the Guilty Gear girl fare with our healthy young man (or in other words, "pervert")?


Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Queen's Blade Rebellion Zero 4

Second part of the Yuit & Sigui arc! Things get tough for our girls...?

Download it here, and enjoy!

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Vanquished Queens Irma Extra + Rebellion Nanael profile

From the booklet of the latest VQ OVA 2, here's kind of a double-whammy for you to enjoy!

First, a new VQ story featuring not-really-popular-but-still-one-of-my-faves Irma:

And the profile of the new redesigned Rebellion char, our feisty angel Nanael:

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Spiral Chaos Freetalks: Alice (2 of 2)

And here we go, second half of Alice's, enjoy it along with the kiss scene~~!

(Also, I think I've mentioned sometime that I don't know japanese, so sorry if the kiss scene isn't 100% accurate, translating stuff just from hearing is cra-zy :p)

Next one: Dizzy's!

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Queen's Blade Backstories: Goldie and Ink

(Edit: Corrected the last line of Ink's, should have guessed...)

Another month passed, the HJ magazine didn't really bring any QB news, and I'd be kinda miffed... if they hadn't left us with the oddity that is a new Queen's Gate figure, and a Samurai Girls' D'Artagnan's at that. Oh well, let's hope the official site gives us something newsworthy soon...

So meanwhile, here are the prologues of the young lady with an unexpectedly wild speech, and the moe english teacher! Enjoy!


Tuesday, August 20, 2013

QB Battle 39.0

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

A rare mid-week QBB update! So here's our gal Goldie, plus Branwen edited in English (thanks to Luis):

Goldie's based on LW's Thorgal the Wyrm Slayer... and unfortunately, that means she has two devastating attacks sealed away, that she can only unleash upon 7 or 8 male animals from the LW series. Oh well, what a waste of good honey... :p

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Spiral Chaos Freetalks: Alice (1 of 2)

Remember those two games we got for the PSP, and how despite most of the girls having funny exchanges with our male main char Jean (which in the 2nd game lead to the so-called "kiss scenes"), no one was crazy enough to try and translate them? Well this is your lucky day, then.

Still, these would be a handful just for me and the proofreading our trusty pal Final Agent provides, so I reached out for fellow QB fan Chad19 (from the QB card game), who will graciously lend a hand when translating the QB girls.

So, this is gonna be quite a long ride! To start things off, here's half of our QG main char Alice! Enjoy!

(Also, this is the first time I actually sub a video, so unless someone offers to help at that, which would be greatly appreciated, you're going to have to deal with me ^^U)

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Queen's Blade Conversations: Menace

We finished the FAQs last week, and now I'm pretty sure this is the first conversation in QB ever... so it's the final one too. Funny timing, huh? Well if you guys think this is the extent of my repertoire, though, you're gonna flip next...


Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Queen's Blade Rebellion Zero 3

For some assorted news, there's going to be a QB event in Taiwan, and VQ OVA2 found its way to the internetz (now it's just a matter of waiting for a translation).

But now, it's Yuit & Vante's turn! Though, there's more Sigui and less Vante here than you'd expect...

Download it here, and enjoy!

Thursday, August 1, 2013

QB Beautiful Fighters FAQ (Final): Melona, Risty, Menace and Leina

Here's the final round of FAQs!
Gee, I wonder that sort of crazy thing I'm working on next... :p


FAQ 13 : Melona

Question: This question is for the “shapeshifter” Melona, who freely changes her appearance without a care. Your visual book shows you taking on various cosplays, from royal maid to some other crazy things (with amazing flair)... but among the Queen’s Blade participants, if you had to pick “someone you’d transform into” and “someone you wouldn’t transform into,” who would they be?

Sunday, July 28, 2013

QB Battle 38.6

Update (07/30): Review of the 2nd VQ OVA here, with Menace unexpectedly popping up for a bit... and VQ OVAs 3 and 4 announced for next year!

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

And here's our gorgeous mermaid Tiina (as usual, the first link in the translations page has the translation of her whole book, along with the others still not edited into english), and also added a few improved images of the fanmade char Ayra.

Still not feeling it in my gut to resume updating the game regularly, too bad... :p

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Queen's Blade Backstories: Tiina and Alice

Unfortunately, no real news from this month's HJ magazine (we're crossing our fingers for the WF 2013 in a few days), but... Grimoire time! If you thought I had forgotten about the lovely mermaid, you literally have another thing coming!

Also threw in Alice to close the deal, it's about time she regained some of the spotlight...



Sunday, July 21, 2013

Queen's Blade Rebellion Zero 2

For a bit of news, here's another review of Goldie, Alicia's live-action book was reviewed here and here, and a kind anon deciphered the alphabet from the QB anime!

And, here's the second half of Annelotte's introduction!

Download it here, and enjoy!

Thursday, July 18, 2013

QB Beautiful Fighters FAQ (4): Echidna, Nowa and Alleyne

Update (07/19): Goldie was just reviewed here! Go, sumo girl! xp

Just a couple days before Goldie's out, and here's an elven special!


FAQ 10 : Echidna

Question : This question is for Echidna. You’ve lived for more than 500 years yet, despite that, have a self-proclaimed undefeated record. Considering your extensive combat experience, I’d like to hear if you’ve ever had a hard time battling someone.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Queen's Blade Conversations: Airi

Update 2 (07/16): Preview of the upcoming OVA here! Introducing the "Archangel of Light", aka Rebellion Nanael...?

Update: Goldie was just previewed! And, changed one of Airi's dialogues, had mixed up "slurp" with "drool", haha ^^U

So in the end, Moeyo did review Tiina after all. And, we're pretty close to reaching the end of these! Creepy Airi was creepy, though...


Thursday, July 4, 2013

QB Beautiful Fighters FAQ (3): Elina, Irma & Nyx

So in the end only one guy reviewed Tiina's book, but anyways, here are more faqs about the classic chars.


FAQ 7 : Elina

Question for Elina. It's mentioned that Elina's favorite thing is Leina, but what about Miss Claudette? Doesn't she like her too? Please let me know.

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Queen's Blade Grimoire Goldie Profile

For some reason her profile is not up on the QB site yet, but I managed to find a proper scan of last month's magazine, so here's the newest char's profile. Her quote's still nowhere to be found, though.


Golden Battleaxe Goldie

Born in the prestigious Sir Carter house, she was a young lady who loved nature, living her life in ease and comfort, but triggered by a certain “Lady of the Lake” giving her a golden battleaxe, she discarded her house, and became a Gold Ranger to protect nature.

Though she has a wild fighting style of brute force, because she’s of good birth, she’s usually polite and has a deep cultural knowledge too. She has a basically friendly personality, but also a nervous side, and sometimes may not stand things that are too big or too small. In that case, she wouldn’t hesitate to resort to the use of force with her axe. Her favorite phrase is “That’s just right”. Also, though she has the ability to tame any animal, it may not be effective for females.

Occupation: Ranger
Ability: Can tame any animal

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Queen's Blade Conversations: Nyx and Nanael

And Tina was released! One guy reviewed her here, I assume tomorrow a couple more sites will follow suit.

Meanwhile, here's a couple more conversations, including the last extra one from the english edition.


Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Queen's Blade Rebellion Zero 1

It's barely been one month since we finished Exiled and we're already with a new manga, guess that means we're pretty crazy :p

Anyways, in case you don't know, this is a manga by Riri Sagara that ran for 3 volumes until recently, and unlike QBR Blue Storm that surprisingly follows the storyline accurately, this one kinda shows prologues of our Rebellion chars.

The first chapter introduces our heroine Annelotte, we wouldn't have it any other way.

Download it here, and enjoy!

Thursday, June 20, 2013

QB Beautiful Fighters FAQ (2): Airi, Melpha and Ymir

Update June 23th: No HJ news this month, but Toranoana got 3 new pics of Goldie.

So the VQ OVA 1 was translated, kudos to the team in question!

And, we resume with the Q&A sessions. Enjoy!

FAQ 4: Airi

I have a question about the Infernal Tempter Airi. The clothes she wears are produced from mental imagery that she conjures up... aren't they? Couldn't she wear other clothes than her maid ones?

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Vanquished Queens 2 Compilation

Here you go, the volume corrected and compiled in one piece, normal resolution here, bigger one here.

Of course we're not as lazy as to just put it all together and call it a day, so you can look forward to a little surprise in there... :)


Thursday, June 6, 2013

QB Beautiful Fighters FAQ (1): Cattleya, Shizuka and Nanael

Update June 8th: Tina was stealthily previewed! So lovely!

Welcome to yet another long-forgotten feature that I'm kinda bringing back to fashion! This one's even older than Siam's story, these are questions about the chars asked by fans back in 2007, answered in a series also known as "Ask 1 Question, Get 2 Answers!" by both the character herself and Hans, HJ's avatar, with illustrations by Frisk. And, seeing as it's Hans himself talking, you can bet these are canon ("Word of God", like the cool kids say? :D)

(Since the Hobby Channel page is going through some remodelling, can't link to their original pages right now, but they still can be found in Google's cache by searching "bitousifaq").


FAQ 1: Cattleya


I decided to get a figure of her with her son Rana when a topic suddenly came to mind about Cattleya. Since she's the only character within the series that is a married mother, I have to wonder about her age. So could you give it to me straight, how old is Cattleya-Sis?

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Queen's Blade Conversations: Original Aldra and Alleyne

Update June 5th: Goldie is up for preorder! Go get her guys! (and we haven't even seen her introduction yet... :p)

And we begin with the classic conversations! Maybe you'll remember that Alleyne's book was released in english, so you get that one extra, courtesy of our pal Final Agent.


Thursday, May 23, 2013

Queen's Blade Grimoire: Goldie sallies forth!

After what seemed like forever, the HJ magazine just revealed the new Grimoire girl, "Golden Battleaxe" Goldie by F.S., based on the tale of Kintaro and to be released around summer.

No info yet on her powers or basically anything else... You'll notice that's a scan of half the page, I was holding out posting this for a bit in case the other half had Leina's artist's new girl in it... but well, I'll update accordingly whatever the case.

Queen's Blade ~Another Story~: chapter 5

So here's the probably unplanned, but ultimately final chapter of the series!

Siam faces Nyx, what's going to happen?


Sunday, May 19, 2013

QB Exiled Warrior 16 + EX (end)

And here's the long, final chapter of the story, plus a short, weird extra chapter featuring my fave girl Menace!

Download them here and here, and enjoy!

It took us like one year to get this manga done, but we hope you liked it!

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Queen's Blade Conversations: Sigui

Well, I did think "next month" meant "in around 30 days"... but I guess we will see the new Grimoires in next week's HJ magazine then, no two ways about it.

Meanwhile, Luna Luna didn't have one, and I think Sigui was the first Rebellion to have these. So, we'll be getting the original flavor girls next!


Thursday, May 9, 2013

Queen's Blade ~Another Story~: chapter 4


Edit: Yay, Tina, go preorder her, guys!

...Ehem, so:

Siam meets Melona, but does she stand a chance against her?


Thursday, May 2, 2013

Queen's Blade Conversations: Eilin & Ymir

So apparently we're in the middle of Golden Week in Japan, I guess Grimoire updates will have to wait one week. The new girls should be so worth it, though.

And with the dwarves', we're pretty close to finishing the Rebellion conversations!


Thursday, April 25, 2013

Monday, April 22, 2013

QB Exiled Warrior 15 + Grimoire news

The Queen Aldra herself shows up to sort the mess, and we're just one chapter away from the end!

Download it here, and enjoy!

And after months of news-less HJ magazine, the two next Grimoire girls now have a release date, Tina being June 28th, Kaguya on July. Guess they're saving the 'new girls reveal' for next week at the official page, then. Go, Grimoire, go! xP

Also, Kaguya's supposed to use some sci-fi-like technology while fighting, like "razor blades", "jet propulsion" and something called a "M-leg laser"...?

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Queen's Blade Conversations: Rebellion Aldra

Liliana didn't have one in the end, so now it's time for the controversial housewife and a short introduction of her summoned beasts.


Thursday, April 11, 2013

Queen's Blade ~Another Story~: chapter 2

Well, so the 1st VQ OVA came out, and it's a little ray of hope for all of us who want the VQ stories to get a happy ending.

So now, do you remember episode 9 of the first season, where a young girl is defeated by Ymir?

Well that's our heroine in this story, kudos to Final Agent for helping to proofread it, let's get to know her better!

Who is Siam, and what is she fighting for?


Thursday, April 4, 2013

Queen's Blade Conversations: Branwen

One more entry in the wacky dialogues! It's the turn of the dragon warrior and the great pirate! (and yes, Branwen really likes saying that specific sentence)


Monday, April 1, 2013

QB Exiled Warrior 14

The tournament moves on, closer towards the final!

Download it here, and enjoy! (update: fixed some stuff, changed link)

Also, we were expecting updates at the QB and QG pages today as usual, but they aren't coming...? -_-

Edit: Forget April's Fools, unexpected update that brings Grimoire back! A bit more info on Tina (she uses a "Water Orb", sings a magic song and summons Kraken tentacles), Tina & Kaguya will be released by summer, Werbellia is coming soon and next month we'll see the newest Grimoire chars. For the love of God, go, Grimoire, go!

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Queen's Blade ~Another Story~: chapter 1

(03/30 Update: The first VQ OVA was released with an extra VQ story featuring Tomoe, and the second OVA was scheduled for July 31st.)

Here's an oldie I kinda brought back from limbo! In case you hadn't heard, this is a (short) all-new illustrated story from 2009 that commemorated QB's first anime, with a story thought up by our well-known Hans, written by Sen and illustrated by many authors.

The first chapter features Leina, introducing the general tone of the series with a retelling of her initial escapade...


Thursday, March 21, 2013

Queen's Blade Conversations: Laila

One more month passed by, and I rea~lly hope we get good news from the HJ magazine this time.

In the meantime, how did the QB girls react to the clumsy half-angel?


Friday, March 15, 2013

Vanquished Queens 2 (Complete)

First, for a bit of news, a new trailer of VQ's first OVA was released, with more bits about the chapter (in case I didn't mention it, "Musha Miko's Cruelty" and the special "Musha Miko's Breaking Method").

And so, here's the final bit of VQ2! We wanted to end with a bang, so did we make it? You be the judge!
(Will update this as soon as a downloadable HQ version of the whole thing is up)


Sunday, March 10, 2013

QB Exiled Warrior 13

The first battle of the QB tournament started, how does Leina fare against Nowa?

Download it here, and enjoy!

(update: changed a couple things, new link)

QB Battle 38.2

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

It's been a while since we had one of these, but apparently I'm taking a break from QBB, sorry~

So, thanks to ayrawinla who did all the work, here's an update with a new char adapted from our dear Shirow, Shion (Priestess):

Vanquished Queens 2 (6)

Only one more installment to go~!