Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Queen's Blade Anniversary : Commissions

Hello and welcome fellow QB Fans, my name is Final_Agent and I'm the mysterious partner that Leecher so often references in his posts. I handle proofreading, manga scanning, editing and various other odd jobs related to the QB series. Happy Queen's Blade Anniversary by the way!

By ManiacPaint

My collection of Queen's Blade related items is likely one of the more impressive ones on earth, to both my amazement and chagrin, amazement since I can hardly believe some of the rare stuff I managed to get a hold of and chagrin because it will forever be incomplete without the infamous Queen's Blade Remote Controlled Car. Suffice to say however, even without the QBMobile, I have a LOT of QB stuff a great deal of you have likely never even seen... yet.

By Arceon
But that's unrelated to my reasons for posting today. As with every year, I can't help but be saddened by the depressing lack of art of some of the characters in the series. I can understand why there'd be no fan art of say... Count Vance, being only the father of the Vance sisters, Jean, for simply being the sole guy in video game filled with girls or Irma, because she's Irma... but for there to be so little of everyone and so much of Cattleya is just too cruel.

So I decided to put my money where my mouth is, you guys may not know this of me, but I happen to have a lot of experience commissioning art. I happen to love commissions, and I've gotten many things drawn for me over the years at cons and such for stuff unrelated to Queen's Blade.

It can't be helped, every once in a while I get an itch to go out there and bother some poor helpless artist with some impossible requests of my own. So at the very least, I decided that I'd add to the QB pool a little this year. So enjoy, Queen's Blade Fans!

By Bittenhard

Happy Queen's Blade 9th Anniversary!

And today marks another day of celebration, once again!

To recap the current situation:
-Gamebooks: Seiten is scheduled to be released on December 27th. The HJ site should post their preview soon, and there's still the rumored Grimoire character by Kaneko Hiraku to be revealed.
-Visual books: Vanquished Queens 3 was released almost two months ago.
-Anime: The VQ OVA4 was released almost two months ago, we can probably expect them to release one or two more next year.

And, to follow the tradition from last year and two years ago, here are some pics of QB collections. I tried to ask a couple of our buddies, but they couldn't help much, so in the end we settled for like a four-way. First, the collection of our pal Alzrius:

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Queen's Blade: The Colosseum cards

For last poll about Spiral Chaos' attributes in a Queen, Beauty took it with 31 v-47%, then Kindness with 23 v-35%, and last was Strength with 11 v-16%. I guess the "beautiful fighters" have to be beautiful after all...
So next poll, the Anniversary is upon us, what'd you rather they do...?

Now, can you guess what game I managed to get my hands on just the other day?

Yeah, just like the other day I got the You'll QB thingie, I recently managed to buy a QB The Colosseum. The selling point of it is the exclusive art, of course: besides 3 other artists drawing Nanael (quite close to the real thing actually), Echidna and Tomoe, there's FS drawing Melpha, and Claudette's artist drawing Leina, in 4 poses each with a slightly "alternate" version to them.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Spiral Chaos Freetalks: Dora (2 of 2)

So the poll about the evil trio, Airi won with 53v-41%, then was Menace with 39v-30%, then Melona with 35v-27%. I never expected Melona to lose in buddy potential, if only by a small margin... though well, the three of them can go for the title of best "Buddy-Body", no?
Then next poll, what's the best attribute for a Queen...? They also coincide with the Spiral Chaos attributes, to boot.

So on with Dora, can Jean even use her secret against her?


Next: Kotone! ...But first, allow us to have a nice intermission as a momentary reprieve from those crazy vids! Also the next anniversary is coming up, are we up to no good~?

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Spiral Chaos Freetalks: Dora (1 of 2)

Edit (11/07): Changed Seiten's pic to the one Presepe and Milestone show, yay cute zombies!

Well, the big news of the day is undoubtably that Seiten is already up for preorder, aiming for a December 27th release. As I say less often than I'd wish to, go Grimoire go~!

On last poll about new authors part 2, Tsukasa Jun and George Kamitani took it with 13v-27% and 10v-21%, then it was Hyung-Tae Kim, Tsunako and Miyama-Zero with 8v-17%, 5v-10% and 4v-8%, then a tie between Masashi Hiro and Imai Kami with 1v-2%. Hm, I didn't know many of these, I guess the next part will be harder to choose from.
So next poll's about the swamp trio, you could even call it a classic, heh.

And now, my mate was all too happy to release Lamica the other day, but we've been ignoring her partner in crime.
What's Dora's secret?


Thursday, October 30, 2014

Spiral Chaos Freetalks: Momo (2 of 2)

Last poll about Senran Kagura, "like it" and "big fan" won with 28v-33% and 25v-30% respectively, followed by a tie between "neutral" and "never heard of  it" with 14v-16%, then "dislike" with 2v-2%. Can't say I follow the series much (yet), but Hibari for best gal, right? Hm, maybe I just have a thing for weird eyes...

And here's another part of the "new artists" poll, we still have more options you guys suggested, but I figured I might as well not give too many options at a time and keep 'em more compact.

So, what will Momo learn from Jean?

Next: Dora!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Spiral Chaos Freetalks: Momo (1 of 2)

For the previous poll about merchandising, "0 QB products" and "+10" won with 32v-43% and 18v-25% respectively, then "2-5 products", "only 1" and lastly "between 5-10", with 11v-15%, 9v-12% and 3v-4%. Hm, I guess that matches my latest inquiries, but isn't it still too little~?
So for next poll, apparently last week this Senran Kagura game came out, so my partner wanted to change topics for a change.

Anyways, here's Momo, the "QG that never was", no? Still, this is supposed to be the so-called "year of Wonder Momo", so I'd say we're right on time.
What will Jean learn from Momo?