Sakura Hime Kaden – Chapter 01

December 19, 2008 at 10:29 pm | Posted in Sakura-Hime Kaden | 11 Comments


…Is it fair to already cheat on all of my past Arina Tanemura loves and call this my favorite series from her? No? It’s too soon, isn’t it?

*sigh* Well fine. But after being an Arina Tanemura fan for a few years now, I feel like I’ve fallen in love with her manga all over again. We have something a little bit different, but with plenty of old sparks from some of her more “classic” series…and…yeah. I already fell in love with the raws, but seeing that wonderful dialogue just made my love complete!

So I have to thank Chiibi for translating and allowing me the use of her scanlation (scans provided by Yuuki Himura).

I suggest people don’t read my post until after reading the chapter, because I freely talk about everything in the chapter. (Though since I’m late I’m sure most people already read it)

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Sakura Hime Kaden (First Impressions)

December 11, 2008 at 11:57 am | Posted in Sakura-Hime Kaden | 14 Comments
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Well, I did this for Mistress Fortune, so I decided to give my first impressions after just seeing the raw scans of Sakura Hime Kaden too. Too impatient to wait for translations!

Normally, I would have translated some pages myself (with my fail Japanese), but to keep going with the “first impressions” idea, I decided to do the same “fun” little guessing game. Feel free to shoot down my random thoughts. I’ll probably be shooting them down myself. Except for the fact that most of them are based on how pretty or cute certain things are…

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Blatant Filler – Sakura Hime Kaden

November 26, 2008 at 7:25 am | Posted in Random, Sakura-Hime Kaden | 17 Comments

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Half-hiatus means filler posts are finally going to show up on this blog for the first time since…well really since the first month I opened it. Thankfully there’s Arina-sensei to look too, because she is capable of inspiring so much filler through fangirling.

Kelakagandy was nice enough to scan some images from the December issue of Ribon, which is the issue that announces Sakura Hime Kaden. And so it inspired me to do this filler (I am so lame that I need inspiration for filler posts).

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New Arina Tanemura Series!

November 1, 2008 at 1:00 am | Posted in News, Sakura-Hime Kaden | 19 Comments

It’s called “Sakura-Hime Kaden” [桜華伝 (さくら ひめ かでん)] which as a simplified, not exact translation, could be “Sakura Princess Legend” or something~ (I had to find the kanji and get help with the third one). So more specific might me “Sakura Princess Flower Legend” if you translate all the kanji separately (kaden in romajii doesn’t seem to mean much).

It should be starting in the…January issue of Ribon? Which would be released 12/01/08 (right?). I’m not sure, someone please correct me if I’m wrong.

Edit: Still don’t know what it’s about exactly, but someone translated the blue text and it seems it will be a historical series. The Heian era specifically (meaning SUPER pretty kimono drawn by Arina-sensei!)

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Mistress Fortune – Chapter Three

August 22, 2008 at 7:23 am | Posted in Mistress Fortune | 7 Comments
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It’s the final chapter already. How sad. At least it was a really good chapter.

And in other Arina Tanemura news. The ShinKuro side story will come out on September 3. I still don’t know what it’s about, but I’ll be blogging that too. I’m sure someone will be nice and scanlate it.

But let’s get on topic with the final chapter of Mistress Fortune. Oh yeah and spoiler warning. Read the chapter released by Endless Youth & Co. before reading my post.

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Mistress Fortune – Chapter Two

July 19, 2008 at 6:30 pm | Posted in Mistress Fortune | 5 Comments
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Yet another wonderful chapter of Mistress Fortune. I’m posting about it late again, but this time my fangirl excitement is still fresh. Because I just read the translation yesterday. With many thanks to chiibi for that by the way. Wonderful scanlation again~!

And just like last time, I am using Endless Youth & Co.’s raw preview scans.

But moving on…this month there was a side story for Mistress Fortune in Summer Ribon Special. It came out on the eighteenth and aside from the news here, I don’t know anything about it yet. I don’t have anywhere I can buy it right now, so I’ll have to rely on some kind soul buying it and scanning it for the rest of us. And of course, I’m almost completely useless without translations too. But…heh, I’ll blog about it if I get the chance.

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Anime Girls: Haine

July 16, 2008 at 10:00 am | Posted in Articles, Top Ten | 8 Comments
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Girl number 2, Otomiya Haine from Shinshi Doumei Cross. Just one more to go now, right?

Haine is the always-confused but still unusually awesome heroine of ShinKuro. She always does her best and she’s just…awesome. She’s awesome, okay? Let’s move on.

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Anime Girls: Mitsuki

June 25, 2008 at 9:46 am | Posted in Top Ten | 8 Comments
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So, in week number 6, girl number 5 is Koyama Mitsuki from Full Moon wo Sagashite (MANGA ONLY!).

Mitsuki became an orphan the very same day she was born and blames herself for the deaths of everyone around her. She tries to hide her grief and goes toward her dream of being a singer to fulfill a promise with her childhood love. Despite her own incredibly problems, Mitsuki is able to heal the hearts of others. She is only twelve, but her trials and wisdom make it easy to forget.

Full Moon anime and manga spoilers beyond this point.

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Mistress Fortune – Chapter One

June 22, 2008 at 6:31 pm | Posted in Mistress Fortune | 6 Comments

As promised, I’m going to be blogging Mistress Fortune for the next 3 (or 2 really) months (even if I started out late).

Mistress Fortune is only going to be three chapters long. After that, Arina Tanemura is taking a break for a while (I’m guessing somewhere between 2-6 months). She’s worked on a manga for 47 straight months, and if you add in the next two chapters of Mistress Fortune, Arina-sensei will have been working for 49 months straight. Yikes.

This news explains why I thought the first chapter kind of felt like a one-shot. This also probably rules out any chances of an anime adaptation, so all our hopes still lie with ShinKuro.

Also, sorry that this post is so late. I totally spaced out on this until I got my issue of Ribon in the mail.

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Anime Girls: Komaki

June 11, 2008 at 2:14 pm | Posted in Articles, Top Ten | 9 Comments
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Alright back to the shoujo (and specifically, Arina Tanemura) girls now for week number four and girl number seven.

Kamiya Komaki (Shinshi Doumei Cross)

Kamiya Komaki from Shinshi Doumei Cross, best known for being Haine’s adorable little sister with a sister complex. The non-incest kind mind you.

Komaki is the president of the Junior High section of the Imperial Academy. She adores her older sister, Haine and will do anything for her “Nee-sama”s happiness. She’s also been in love with Kusame, Haine’s step-brother since the two of them started working on the student council together and she oh so cleverly navigates her way into his heart despite the fact he’s “in love” with Haine. She has an “ojou-sama” attitude, but she’s actually incredibly naive.

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