Thursday, August 17, 2017

Queen's Blade 2007 Summer Designs: Nanael (1)

On the "Leina's competence" (so to speak) poll, preferring her "having a lot to learn" won with 39v-70%, followed by "having so much to learn she's barely fit for a main char" with 13v-23%, and finally there was "having little to learn" with 3v-5%.
Hm, guess stories of improvement are always popular, huh? Just ask the guys at Shonen Jump, lol.

Since we're going with Nanael this time, harem poll?

And here's the so-called introduction of our angel. Just what kind of manga is our Hans pal even trying to reference here...?

Enjoy!


Thursday, August 10, 2017

Queen's Blade Unlimited Story: Prologue & Chapter 1-1(a)

Edit: Oh, next will be Nanael's designs, not Melona's, my bad :p

For the poll about angels panties, Laila's weird panties took it with 39v-57%, followed by Nanael's classic polka dot panties with 20v-29%. After that, there were Kyuel's simple panties and Hachiel's vertical stripes with 5v-7% and 4v-5%.
Hmm, I wonder what would have happened if my Menace with her horizontal stripes had been there as an option~?

The poll this time is based on one that they did in the Unlimited twitter before, so why not, huh?

And lo and behold, here's the start of the Unlimited story! Unlike other posts where we try to release a finished thing in consecutive weeks, we'll try something new this time and post these as we manage to get them translated, interspaced with other stuff in the meantime.

So without further adeu, here's the two first installments we have of the brand new story!


Prologue: Story of the Beautiful Fighters

The Queen's Blade, a life or death tournament held once every 4 years, gathering Beautiful Fighters from across the land to compete.

In accordance with the practice set by the Founding Queen who gave new life to the Continent, only the strongest woman can be allowed to rule over all.

Thus, under the vigilance of an angel, any winner to an official Queen's Blade match may issue any one order to the loser.

Take away an adversary's precious weapon for yourself? Maybe enslave them instead? Or perhaps... demand the throne from the current Queen herself!

From the borderlands, a noble's daughter sets out in search of her beloved sister, Leina, who threw it all away to become a Beautiful Fighter, Elina's adventure begins here.

(more after the jump)


Thursday, August 3, 2017

Queen's Blade 2007 Summer Designs: Airi (6)

For the poll about Unlimited Claudette, "great design but not Claudette" won with 37v-50%, followed by "great design and fits the character" with 19v-26%, then "bad design and not Claudette" with 11v-15%, then "okay choice for design and character" with 6v-8%.
Heh, gotta agree this time with the majority, the design might be cool and all, but is too different from the Claudette we know and love, isn't it...

This week's poll comes from yesterday also being Panties Day (8/2 = pa-tsu), so angel panties galore!

And here we finish Airi's sketches, including her absorbing move that would kind of become a bit more intimate in the anime and posterior adaptations :3

Enjoy!




Next: ...Oh, a rare irregular post, neat!

Unlimited Melona teaser

Since yesterday was apparently "bunny day" (because of one of the japanese pronunciations of 8 and 2, you see), the guys on Twitter posted a nice sketch of our bunny-eared slime girl:


Looking good, right?

More news as they come!

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Queen's Blade 2007 Summer Designs: Airi (5)

Edit: One of our fellows, Sayo, commented in the poll:

I can't comment on the QBB blog itself (how about allowing comments using Twitter, guys?) so maybe someone could copy this there? Assuming anyone reads these poll comments in the first place... Anyway, I don't have a problem with new costumes in general. It's a girl's prerogative to change her outfit, right? My main gripe with these redesigns is that they all have basically the same body shape. There should be a much bigger difference between Melpha and Nowa, right? Having said that... This isn't Claudette. It looks like a completely different person. "Unlimited" shouldn't mean you can just do whatever you want!

We had never heard problems about posting comments, but though we can't really do anything about commenting from Twitter, we just changed the configuration to allow anyone to comment, even without a Google+ account or a "registered user" openID thingie.
If this becomes spam hell, we'll revert to how it was~

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On the new Layton game poll, "what's a Layton?" and "considering trying it out" won with 13v-36% and 12v-33%. After that, "uninterested in the series" and "already preordered/playing!" followed with 6v-16% and 3v-8%. Finally, there was "can't stand puzzle games" with 2v-5%.
Oh, not a lot of puzzle fans around here, I see? If you ask me, it's a nice installment in the series, with some nice (and tricky) puzzles, charming characters and a handful of cool twists to boot...

Moving on with the next poll, obviously the talk of the week is Claudette's brand new look, surely worth some discussion.

Now here's a bit more of Airi, including the difference between a wraith and a ghost (funny considering how we haven't really seen any ghost in QB? Or does anime Shizuka count?)

Enjoy!




Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Unlimited Claudette joins the fray!

A.k.a. "I can't believe my older sister is this cute?!", maybe? (lol)

But yeah, after quite an image change kind of past the point of recognition (except for the thunder sword, that is), here's Claudette's new look:


"Elina... how lovely are thou..."

What do you guys think? Yay or nay?

More news as they develop!

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Queen's Blade 2007 Summer Designs: Airi (4)

On the hours of sleep poll, "6-7" won with 26v-49%, followed by "7-8" with 14v-26%. After that, there was "6-" with 9v-16%, and "8+" with 4v-7%.
Hm, I guess I always sleep only a bit more than 7 hours myself, any more than that and I'm not sleepy the next day... :p

Next poll, how's about that new Layton game? This time it was me who pushed for the poll, but what can I do, I'm a fan of the big guy :3

Here's another installment of Airi tho! She sure ended up with a lot of expressions, huh.

Enjoy!




Thursday, July 13, 2017

Queen's Blade 2007 Summer Designs: Airi (3)

For the Unlimited designs poll, "most are pretty great" won with 25v-31%, followed by 3 close choices, "love all of them!!" with 15v-21%, "only like a few of the new ones..." with 13v-18%, and "I'm sort of in the fence" with 11v-15%. Then after that, was "new designs?" with 5v-7%, and finally "hate every updated version!" with 2v-2%.
Guess I don't need to mention, I'm a fan~... though Melpha's was quite surprising indeed.

This week's poll is about hours of sleep! ...Oh, right, you know how Maria spent all day sleeping?

So, marching on with the wraith's designs, here are some of her not-very-common dematerializing tricks!

Enjoy!




Thursday, July 6, 2017

Queen's Blade 2007 Summer Designs: Airi (2)

So on the Fate Grand Order poll, "What's FGO?" and "haven't tried, probably won't" won with 13v-27% and 11v-23% respectively. After that, there was "haven't tried, probably will" with 8v-17%, and a tie between "already playing it!" and "zero interest in those mobiles games!" with 6v-12%. Finally, "already tried it in japanese" got 3v-6%, while "tried it out, not my thing" got no votes at all.
Oh, not many Fate fans? And that asskicking-looking Fate Extella was just announced for PC, too! ...Though well, I can't really seem to get hyped to try FGO myself :p

Next poll, obviously Unlimited, how's it looking so far?

And here's more stuff about our Airi, including their flimsy excuses for some of the weird-looking positions?

Enjoy!




Thursday, June 29, 2017

Queen's Blade 2007 Summer Designs: Airi (1)

For the poll about Nowa's companion pet, "monkey" won with a 24v-61% versus the "flying squirrel" with 15v-38%.
Guess Lou made his way into our hearts... though we don't really see much of him usually, do we?

Now next poll, what do you think about that new Fate game?

And lo and behold, here's our maid! A bit of an introduction this time, to whet your appetites~

Enjoy!


Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Queen's Blade Unlimited site revamp!

A whole redesign of the QB Unlimited site just brought us the redesign of Echidna & Melpha!


They also gave individual pages to the characters there (with basically the same information as their classic selves, except for the battle quotes), started a funky story (featuring a new shota character?), and even opened a Twitter account!

More to come on July 7th?

Monday, June 26, 2017

Queen's Blade Unlimited teaser: Nanael!

After like 4 months since the last Unlimited news, this month's HJ Magazine got something to show us! (I heard rumors about this pic's existence from the grapevine a couple days ago, and I've been trying to find a working link since~)

Here's Nanael's new look for the occasion!


"Err~, this is such a bother, let's get the game started or whateveer!"

Not a lot of changes for sure, what do you guys think?

Is that really Claudette's silhouette we're seeing for next time...?

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Queen's Blade 2005 Winter Designs: Nowa (3)

For the poll about old-school RPGs, "I still love them!" and "I liked them" won with 13v-34% and 12v-31%, followed by "loved them, but now..." with 10v-26%. Lastly, "could never stand them" and "never played one!" placed last with 2v-5% and 1v-2%.
I did play my share of RPGs back in the day as well, but I guess I'd have to agree I favor games lighter in story and heavier in action, so to speak...?

Next poll is about Nowa's ideas for a pet, as we can see in the pics below. Any fans of the flying squirrel?

And here's the last part of our upbeat trooper, along with some fancy, rarely-seen sketches with scribbles that did need some deciphering work!

Enjoy!






Next: Airi!

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Queen's Blade 2005 Winter Designs: Nowa (2)

For the poll about the 3 girls Tomoe would be most offended by, Menace, Melona, and Aldra won with 29v-19%, 26v-17% and 17v-11%. After that, the next trio were a tie between Nowa and Cattleya, then Leina with 15v-9% then 10v-6%. Then there was Risty, Melpha, and a tie between Alleyne and Irma with 7v-4%, 6v-3%, and 5v-3%. Following that, Airi with 4v-2% and a tie between Shizuka and Elina with 3v-1%. Lastly, a triple tie between Claudette, Nyx and Nanael with 2v-1%.
Funny, as much as I like Menace myself, I wouldn't have expected her to win, because I remember Tomoe's opinion on her appearance back then was kind of a tame one:


Now next poll, seeing as how the Bikini Warriors sister series are getting a new mobile RPG game, do you even like the classic RPGs?

And we continue with the small half-elf, exposing (?) her unique features.

Enjoy!




Thursday, June 8, 2017

Queen's Blade 2005 Winter Designs: Nowa (1)

I don't really speak about these things much, but next week I'm going to Cork (Ireland)! Gonna try and settle there for a while, wish me luck~!

Back to our stuff, for the Tomoe POV poll that kind of turned into a joke halfway, "fighters with lewd attire" beat "cake" with 34v-53% vs 29v-46%.
Whew, sorta relieved the joke option didn't win, to be honest...

Now next poll, rare follow-up poll! Which of the 3 gals would Tomoe be most bothered by? (my partner did go all out with those inner monologues, gotta hand him that ;D)

And here we start with our peppy Forest Keeper! What kind of fancy sketches were redrawn for the occasion?

Enjoy!




Thursday, June 1, 2017

Queen's Blade : Mobile / Asset Drop Part 3

And now... the final part, part 3!
This will be the last post regarding the mobile game so grab it while it's hot!
All kinds of miscellaneous things assets have been collected here, along with a few stragglers when it comes to characters and their cards.




So without further ado...


Thursday, May 25, 2017

Queen's Blade : Mobile / Asset Drop Part 2

Time for part 2!
Sorry for the late post, got sidetracked by midterms and forgot it was still my turn to post stuff.
Here's even more stuff from the QB Mobile Card game!


So let's get right on that...


Thursday, May 18, 2017

Queen's Blade : Mobile / Asset Drop Part 1

It's that time of the schedule again, intermission time and boy do we have a treat for you guys! Remember that Queen's Blade mobile card game we talked about a while ago? Well, it's shut down now so playing it is out of the question... but who are we kidding? People just wanted to see the cards right? Are those gone forever?


Well obviously if you read the title of this post, the answer to that is a big nope. Thanks to a little deduction through the card names and a little bit of work creating a mini-app to pull the cards using that pattern, we are proud to present to you... every single card in the game! Part 1! (We'll be splitting this into a few intermissions, since we could use the time to work on some other stuff right now.)


Thursday, May 11, 2017

Queen's Blade 2007 Summer Designs: Cattleya (6)

Regarding the poll about consuming japanese media, "torrents and stuff" won with 17v-39%, followed by "streamer and online manga reader" and "I mostly pay for it" with 11v-25% and 10v-23%. Lastly, there were "I don't really consume it in general" and "I have... other ways!" with 3v-6% and 2v-4%.
Hm, I wonder about those "other ways"... but yeah, I guessed torrenting would win. There's an important amount of people getting it through legal means, tho...

Now next poll comes a bit out of the blue, but we haven't brought up Spiral Chaos in a while so it should be fiine♪

And here's the end of our married lady's designs!

Enjoy!



Next: Nowa... after an intermission!

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Queen's Blade 2007 Summer Designs: Cattleya (5)

So for the poll about who amongst the Grimoires should have gotten a flat chest, Hansel/Gretel and Kaguya won with 18v-32% and 11v-20%, followed by a tie between Alicia and Snow White with 7v-12%. After that was Goldie with 6v-10%, while Cinderella and Tiina were the least voted, tied at 3v-3%.
Funny, I'm trying to imagine how the plump Kaguya would look like with a flat chest... and I just can't picture her, lol.

Sad anime news this week is about Nyaa going down, how do you usually procure your fix anyways?

We're close to finishing Cattleya now, just a bit more!

Enjoy!


Thursday, April 27, 2017

Queen's Blade 2007 Summer Designs: Cattleya (4)

So I was in Liverpool last week, what do you know! Gotta be expanding my influence through Europe soon, lol~

Anywho, we got a new poll today! Best flat-chest-able Grimoire...?

And here's a bit more of Cattleya, slightly more Rana-centric than previous installments!

Enjoy!




Thursday, April 20, 2017

Queen's Blade 2007 Summer Designs: Cattleya (3)

(Update: added votes & percentages)

Leecher's out on some kind of adventure so it's up to me to hold the fort! 

Queen's Blade Unlimited still hasn't had much news yet... so we felt the need to ask, what kind of focus would you like from it?
1st Balanced - Have light hearted elements, have mature themes, have laughs, have a mix of it all depending on when the story calls for it. Also fanservice. (QB Classic Anime, QB Mangas, etc): 34v-46%.
2nd Fanservice Heavy - Forget anything too focused when it comes to story or delving into themes and such, just work on bringing out the most sexy situations possible within the screentime allowed. (To Love Ru Darkness, QB Vanquished Queens, QB OVAs, etc): 23v-31%.
3rd Serious - Focus on more darker themes with a more serious story than ever before and the exploration of mature elements. With the sexual elements integrated naturally. (Berserk, Gantz, etc): 9v-12%.
4th Light Hearted - Let it be more light-hearted with comedic elements and a more optimistic view on the setting mixed with story. Still has fanservice of course. (Konosuba, QB Anthologies, QB Drama CDs, etc): 6v-8%.
5th -   Something Else... but without fanservice! - It could be an action focused series with very little male-gaze on the girls or something that explores the world in a more documentary style way with little focus on mid-battle wardrobe malfunctions... but either way, QB could use less fanservice for once!: 1v-1%.

Maaaaan, as much as I thought the QB Anime was... a passing grade, I figured you guys would want something a little different than yet another go around at the same basic premise from last time! *Sigh* The will of the fandom, I guess! I totally think a comedy would kill it though...

Anyhow, time for some more Catt! 
Oh, and no new poll from us this week, given me and Leecher being pretty busy these last few days! 
But don't you worry, we'll have stuff back in order for you guys next week!
See ya then!