Thursday, April 30, 2015

Spiral Chaos Freetalks: Charlotte (1 of 2)

And we go from a little girl with a penchant for blowing people up, to a little girl with a penchant for blowing people up, only this one flies!

Can Jean get along with the fairy?


Queen's Maid : 2nd Round Begins!

Let the second round begin!
With our first round over and done with, our first round victors must now square off against one another to determine who will advance to the 3rd Round!

Queen's Maid : Second Round - Battle 1 Participants

Let's have a round of applause for our ultimate maid hopefuls!
As mentioned before, voters in the 2nd round of proceedings will be able to Vote Twice rather than be limited by our usual Single Vote style of voting. Whether this leads to some rather shocking developments or leads to even more crushing defeats, only time will tell!

In the meantime, allow us to explain the rules for the following round. As with the prior round, each battle will have 2 victors advancing to the next round, with the losers being eliminated from the Winner's Pool. The double vote rule will only be applied in this round, so don't forget to make use of it while you have the chance!

The 3rd Round will introduce 1v1 battles with our final 4 contestants, so look forward to that!

Queen's Blade Weapons Poll Results

Naturally, we should take the time to discuss the results of our latest poll!
So, in this poll to determine what visitors would like to use in the Medieval-like setting of Queen's Blade, the results are in and you've chosen...

You get 2 Votes here! What kind of weapons would you like to bring into battle, should you receive the ability to wield them?
1rst - Magic spells (43 Votes / 22.9%)
2nd - A katana (25 Votes / 13.4%)
3rd - Your fists & legs (23 Votes / 12.3%)
4th - A long sword (16 Votes / 8.6%)

5th - A bow & arrow / crossbow (15 Votes / 8%)
6th - A scythe (14 Votes / 7.5%)
7th - A short sword and shield (12 Votes / 6.4%)
8th- Other (11 Votes / 5.9%)

9th - A staff (7 Votes / 3.7%)
9th - An axe (7 Votes / 3.7%)
11th - A spear (6 Votes / 3.2%)
12th- Daggers (5 Votes / 2.7%)
13th- A mace (3 Votes / 1.6%)

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Queen's Blade Grimoire anime is GO!

Like we might or might not have been hinting at in the previous posts, this month's HJ magazine announced what was only the stuff of hearsay rumors or educated guesses so far~!

The text says something like this:

"クイーンズブレイド刊行10周年を記念し、"クイーンズブレイド グリムワル" のアニメ化が決!! 作品はOVA全2巻形式で、今秋以降発売の対戦型ビジュアルブックに同梱し連続リリース予定とのこと。 さらによしもときんじ&りんしんをはじめ、QB第1期アニメスタッフが再結集. 過去シリーズの美闘士たちもゲスト登場!新世代美闘士たちの華麗なる活躍を見すな!!"

Which would translate to something similar to: "To commemorate QB's 10th anniversary, QBG's anime was greenlit! It'll be comprised of two volumes, bundled after the next gaming visual book to be released this fall. Not only we'll have Yoshimoto Kinji & Rin Shin, but also the anime staff of QB's first season. A beautiful fighter from the past series will make a guest appearance! Don't miss the debut of the next generation of beautiful fighters!!"

I'm not sure if it means that it'll only be 2 OVAs, or if they'll come with Despina's book, but at least you get the general idea...

Go, Grimoire, go~!

Spiral Chaos Freetalks: Ani (2 of 2)

And we keep going with my favorite gal monster! Will Jean make it to the end of her events in one piece?


Next: Charlotte!

Though, like my partner was saying, do stay tuned, indeed!

Queen's Maid : 1rst Round - Battle 4 Results

And yet another decisive battle has broken out here in our First Round of the Queen's Maid Tournament, one that left two more of our competitors in the dust and with little chance of recovery. Thus, the winners of our last battle for this round are...

Queen's Maid : First Round - Battle 4 Winners

The Master of Flame, Nyx
The Summoner, Aldra

These two received an overwhelmingly positive response from the voters, with their victory being easily the most brutal of all 4 rounds. And as far their individual standings when faced to one another go, it was a fierce battle all throughout! Was it Nyx's tragic past as a lower class maid for the Vance family that touched the hearts of her fans? Was it Aldra's impressive devotion towards her one true Darling that sealed the deal for her admirers? ...Was it the naked apron? 
The next round will certainly be an interesting one!

Speaking of which, now that our 4th Battle is done, we must say goodbye to both Jean and Alicia, marking the end of the Spiral Chaos and Grimoire representation in this tournament.
Will Jean ever catch a break and find the girl of his dreams?
Will Alicia ever get to show up in the anime in some shape or form?
Stay tuned to find out!

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Spiral Chaos Freetalks: Ani (1 of 2)

First of all, I just posted chapter 4 of Alice's adventures, the loooongest ever, and it's just an epilogue left to wrap up volume 1~!

And now, it's the turn for the best monster gal, amirite? Unyu, what do you mean she's not...?


Queen's Maid : 1rst Round - Battle 3 Results

A decisive battle has taken place, with our two winners quickly taking the lead and leaving their Spiral Chaos counterparts in the dust! So, congratulations are in order to...

Queen's Maid : First Round - Battle 3 Winners

The Child of Fate, Dizzy
The Assassin of the Fang, Irma

With your support, the maiden of the grove as well as the cat-loving cleaning lady advance to the next round! Was it Dizzy's ever gentle persona that gave her victory? Was it Irma's experience as a cleaning lady that gave her hers? These two likely attract very different kinds of fans, but don't let yourself be fooled, that will likely prove to be an advantage in later battles!

So with our 3rd Battle over, we say goodbye to Aryutta and Stella,
 the last female representatives of the Spiral Chaos game series. 
Will Aryutta ever get a chance to show Maron up? 
Will Stella's talk event clear up her odd appearance in this tournament?
Stay tuned to find out!

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Spiral Chaos Freetalks: Aryutta (2 of 2)

Can Aryutta net herself some Jean?


Next: Ani!

Queen's Maid : 1rst Round - Battle 2 Results

What began as a close battle for first with an unexpected adversary taking the lead ended in a fairly decisive victory for 2 of our competitors this round and those two are...

Queen's Maid : First Round - Battle 2 Winners

The Weapon Merchant, Cattleya
Repayer of Kindness, Iroha

Advancing to the next round will be the ever legendary Cattleya along with Airi's ultimate rival, Iroha! With this victory, Iroha takes both one step closer to overthrowing Airi as Ultimate Maid as well as a victory for Eastern Maids everywhere by defeating one of Airi's surbodinates!
Watch out, in this battle of aprons, service and love, these two are strong contenders all around!

And with the 2nd Battle over, Gretel and Meena find themselves eliminated from the competition!
Will Meena ever know what victory is like beyond what her books tell her?
Will Gretel ever become popular with the fans?
Stay tuned to find out!

Monday, April 6, 2015

New Unofficial Queen's Blade Game

So apparently some chinese guys have made some kind of QB RPG, or at least a game with QB chars on it. They do get bonus points for adding the Grimoire gals, that's for sure.

So how's the game exactly? That we don't know, since there are only a few screenshots available on the net. It does have its fair share of unofficial fan art, though (yay, links galore), so even if it turns out to be completely unrelated to HJ, at least we have to commend their efforts.

If you have a Windows Phone, and you don't mind the chinese, it seems you can download it here, where you can find also a few more screen caps. In case anyone happens to find out more about the game, be sure to let us know~!

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Spiral Chaos Freetalks: Aryutta (1 of 2)

So my partner brought us up to speed with the poll, and here we start with the DLC gals~! A big thanks to our buddy Gabriel, who was able to record these on his console so that we could translate them initially, and to the guys behind the emulators, since I can record these now at proper HD!

What does Aryutta want from Jean?


Queen's Maid : 1rst Round - Battle 1 Results

A strikingly close battle took place over the course of the week, with many neck and neck contests between the competitors on multiple occasions. However, only 2 may prevail and move on to the next round and those two are...

Queen's Maid : First Round - Battle 1 Winners

The Alchemic Automaton, Vante
She Who Fights Destiny, Pyrrha

Vante's energetic smile and Pyrrha's humble past seem to have won over the fans this round.  Congratulations!

However, with the good comes the bad and with room for only two to advance, that means that Maron and Melpha will have to bow out of the competition on the first round.
Will Melpha ever NOT lose in the first round of a tournament?
Will Maron's cooking legend be carried on by her rival, Aryutta Katz, in this tournament?
Stay tuned to find out!