Thursday, June 25, 2015

Despina reviewed

My partner sure did go on a spree, didn't he? I guess all that's left for me is to announce this next poll about the QB mangas, how about those? I for one like how intense the poll options get towards the end, lol.

So, though it feels weird not to have HJ introduce her properly to us first, our usual japanese fellow fan got a hold of our latest Grimoire (Hobby Search did show a couple extra pages as well), and as we saw in the preorder pics, of course it features her harem quite a bit~

See more pics here!

Queen's Blade : Rare Stuff Part 2

Welcome back to another episode of :

Rare Stuff with Final Agent

Where we shamelessly examine rare artwork we've been hoarding to post during a particular lull in our weekly uploads! Kidding, kidding... actually it's more that we're so busy we rarely have the time to work on them really... Uh, anyways! You're all in for a treat this time as we've received a particularly rare piece of official work thanks to a submission from our good friend Eradose!
Feast your eyes on these!

To hear Eradose mention it, it sounds as if these clear dust jackets were released for a limited time with initial sales of Kan'u's Queen's Gate book, limited edition items are naturally the hardest things things for us to obtain so I'm absolutely thrilled to get a hold of these pics!

 But that's not all we have for you today...

Queen's Blade : Commissions Part 4

It's been a little while, but here I am with even more commissions!
Honestly, this intermission wasn't entirely necessary since we're doing alright in terms of time but a little break once in a while can't hurt, now can it?

By Awaerr
And on to the commissions...

Queen's Maid : Final Results

We're finally here, it is time to announce our victor...
It's been a long time coming, and we've seen many twists and turns all throughout the competition, but as I've said once before, only one may succeed...

Queen's Maid : The Final Battle - Aldra, Airi and Iroha step into the ring of honor! Who will emerge as the Ultimate Maid this time!?

3rstRepayer of Kindness, Iroha (29 Votes / 26.6%)
2ndThe Summoner, Aldra (33 Votes / 30.3%)
1rst - The Infernal Temptress, Airi (47 Votes / 43.1%)

Congratulations Airi, on your victory in this Second Queen's Maid Tournament! You, for the second time in a row, are our Ultimate Maid. 
Let us have a round of applause, it couldn't have been easy to keep her title considering the fierce opposition Iroha and Aldra offered!Could the allure of such a high quality maid be the reason for their loss or could it simply be that Airi's seductive wiles were too much to hope to resist for fans of the opposition? 

Now that the dust has settled, we must say a final farewell to our two last maid hopefuls, Iroha and Aldra, whom fought with everything they had to take down the Netherworld Wraith. A tough but fair battle, there is no shame in that now is there?
Will Iroha ever best Airi in a maid on maid battle?
Will Al ever appear in more animated works?
Find out in the next Queen's Maid!
Till then, see you soon!! 

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Queen's Maid : Final Intermission

In preparation for our Grand Finale for the Queen's Maid Tournament, we'll be taking a true intermission while leaving the actual voting and polls aside for the week.

Since we won't be announcing the victor of the tournament quite yet, why not take the time to examine the results from previous rounds more closely? As promised earlier in the tournament, we'll be lifting the veil on the voters and reveal just how close some of these polls really were!

Let's take a look at those numbers!

Spiral Chaos Freetalks: Hyumina (2 of 2)

Now, will Jean tell Hyumina about his... uh... wait, let me triple-check what they're talking about here?


Next: Stella...! But first, an intermission like my pal will go on to say.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Spiral Chaos Freetalks: Hyumina (1 of 2)

Now that we've seen the many bonuses of our Despina, it's time for the Shinigami of the Battlefield to rise! Will Hyumina tell Jean about her past?


Queen's Maid : The Final Battle

Welcome all participants, to the Final Round of the Queen's Maid Tournament!
Many brooms, feather dusters, aprons and ladles have clashed all throughout the course of the tournament to bring us to where we are today. It has been a long time coming, but this is the fight that will finally crown this year's Ultimate Maid!

Queen's Maid : Final Round

The end draws near, may the best maid win!

Each Voter will be limited to only 1 Vote for this battle.

As I've mentioned before, in a battle to decide the best of the best, it's only natural to have each participant only able to rely on those who believe in them above all others after all.

 As far as additional rules go, there is but one major difference between this round and the prior ones. Unlike in the previous rounds, where a tie simply added another contestant to the next round, this time, should the highest voted tie be between Airi and any other contestant, victory will ultimately remain within the hands of our reigning champion, Airi, leaving her rival with only second place.

However, should the tie be between her rivals, leaving Airi in the dust behind them... well, it's highly unlikely that would ever happen, but let's just say the old rules would work just fine for a tie between Iroha and Aldra.

As for the ultimate winner... expect yet another week long pause in the tournament before we can announce who that might be, as we'll be needing a little extra time to prepare a suitable post for our lucky winner.

Now then, our maids have waited a long time for this! 
So without further ado, let the battle commence!

Queen's Maid : Loser's Bracket Results

Now ends this year's story for many of the fallen maids of the Queen's Maid tournament... 
Did your favorite or choice picks for best maid hopefuls do well? Let the votes speak for themselves!
And in this poll to decide who is the best of the lost, you've all certainly spoken nice and loudly...!

You get 3 votes here! Queen's Maid : Loser's Bracket / 
May the fallen maids dance one last time!

1rst - The Weapon Merchant, Cattleya (66 Votes / 17.8%)
By Tsumiya Kazuki

Despina's exclusive Toranoana clearfile

Not one to be outdone by Melonbooks, Toranoana gets another clearfile besides the poster they already announced. And this has a lovelier pic of her harem too~

Shouldn't be long until HJ previews our piper, then.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Despina's exclusive Melonbooks clearfile

Just like last week Toranoana's poster was revealed, Melonbooks just posted the clearfile you can get by ordering with them. Unlike the poster though, this looks like two pages of her book side by side, no...? Still, she just looks so nice there :3

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Spiral Chaos Freetalks: Puia QG (2 of 2)

No more harping on our little harpy (couldn't resist this time either~), what will Puia and Jean get out of their encounters?


Next: Hyumina!

Queen's Maid : 3rd Round - Battle 2 Results

Our final battle amongst our maid hopefuls has come to a close! And now for the results of this battle of light versus dark, this battle's winner is...

Queen's Maid : Third Round - Battle 2 Winner

The shadows fade before the sunlight.

Repayer of Kindness, Iroha

A resounding victory has taken place for Eastern Maids everywhere as Iroha takes the final spot for the battle against Airi, joining Al from Queen's Blade Rebellion as her rival. Grace, poise and maid-like devotion of her caliber is truly a hard thing to match, so it should come as no surprise that fans would favor her above so many others already.

Though, her victory came with a price, the last of the representatives for the Classic Queen's Blade series has fallen, leaving only Rebellion and Gate in its wake. Irma fought valiantly, but all in all, even in the darkest depths, there will always be a ray of light somewhere to fight back. Still, Irma, you did your absolute best against imposing odds, and for that, we commend your efforts all the same!

Will Irma ever find inner peace?

Stay tuned to find out!

Despina's exclusive Toranoana picture

First, some juicy QB news from last week's talk event at a MegaHobby thingie, that I hadn't really shared here! A rumor came that the next Grimoire is based on Snow White, drawn by Eiwa, which he confirmed in two tweets. The rumor does go on to say that she'll be called "Sorceress of the Mirror Snow White" (鏡の魔術師スノーホワイト), Alicia's rival, and she'll attack with her apple and mirror.

Additionally, Saitom himself posted that Kaguya's getting a figure soon, and that she'll appear at the Grimoire OVA2 (as we expected~).

And now the reason behind the post itself, those sneaky guys at Toranoana secured themselves an exclusive pic (a B2 bathroom poster, that is) if you buy our newest Grimoire there, as they've been doing since some years ago, apparently.
She kinda didn't look it, but she has some curves in the right places, yaay~!