Thursday, December 24, 2015

Vanquished Queens 3 Compilation

For the previous poll about Echidna's skin, "dark" beat "light" with 53v-70% to 22v-29%. Hmm, sure she's a dark (wild) elf, but I don't usually see her so dark-skinned either? Though, VQ3 sure went on at length comparing her skin with Menace's, so I guess I can't deny this one.

Then next one, umm... Xmas poll, indeed.

And making the last break for now, here's the compiled VQ3! Took us some time to release ever since the translation technically ended, but my partner wasn't kidding when he said he wanted to review it and refine some stuff, we ended up doing a myriad of minute changes, besides adding the missing prologue as expected. Normal resolution here, bigger one here.


So, next week we'll start our very dramatic, new project~!
As I might have mentioned before, that'll be on the 1st! ("friday post, what is this madness?" amirite xP)

And, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, y'all!

Friday, December 18, 2015

Snow White previewed

4 posts in 2 days? Well aren't we hyper~

Couldn't help it this time tho, since HJ fortunately went back to their good habits and gave us a preview of the next character. Besides the stuff that we knew, she using her apples in various ways, they show new pics as well.

Eradose's Queen's Blade book review series

We don't get a lot of the actual game discussion lately, do we? Well, fortunately, our buddy Eradose recently started a small video series to review some of the proper QB books, plus a few others from the previous Lost World series, even including that Star Wars couple (considering the famous movie being released today, makes for some great timing indeed~).

He'll keep updating them daily for the next week, until Christmas, so if you want to hear some nice analysis about the books, don't miss them!

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Queen's Blade : Commissions Part 5

Annnd welcome back to Final Agent's Commissions'Spotlight!
Great timing too, because man do I have loads 
of neat new stuff to show off!

By Tasselcat
So let's get on with the commissions!

Queen's Blade : Rare Stuff Part 3

And we're back for yet another installment of :
Rare Stuff with Final Agent

Where we look through our stash of rare Queen's Blade swag and meticulously decide what to post and when to post it... or basically just forget all about most of it until the last minute and decide to show it off whenever. You know, whichever works.

But first, poll results!

Injustice and suffering. To meet or not meet Funikura, which fate have you all chosen?
1rst - Nyx should meet Funikura (24 Votes / 45%)
2nd - Nyx should never meet Funikura (29 Votes / 55%)

Well would you look at that! Pretty much a close call!
The polls were neck and neck all throughout week, so it looks like when it comes down to it, deciding which fate is best for Nyx just isn't a simple matter, is it? 
No matter what her fate, Nyx is destined to suffer, so when you consider that, what should matter beyond that for her? That she find power at the expense of her ideals? That she maintain her heroine of justice's heart and innocence untouched by Funikura's cruelty at the expense of a miserable future?
A shame we may never find out.

Next poll! Time for part 2 on the skin color challenge! Just how dark skinned or light skinned does Echidna seem to you?

Now with those bad feelings and our new poll out of the way, onto the rares...

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Unofficial Queen's Blade Gameplay Videos

About the "I'm Japanese" character poll, Tomoe won with 63v-78%, followed by Kaguya's 11v-13% and Izumi's 6v-7%. Hm, we tried to word it so that it was just whoever gave off the most "japanese feeling", but Tomoe still took it, huh? :3

And next poll, a tough choice about Nyx rather meeting Funikura or not...

So for this week's break, do you guys remember that unofficial, Chinese game we mentioned here like half a year ago?

Well my partner managed to nab one of 'em Windows Phones and tried to brave his way through it, leaving us with these few videos! I tried to cut all the times when the lag/loading time was taking just way~ too long, so even if there's a bit of aimlessly wandering around, we're still making the game look better than it is.


Thursday, December 3, 2015

Spiral Chaos Freetalks: Cute QG (2 of 2) (End)

Update: Uh, apparently Google broke the "recent comments" gadget we had. I'll keep looking into getting it back :p
Update 2: I found an alternative for the "recent comment" thingies, maybe this one's more stylish? :3

First of all, apparently I missed this, but confirmed by Eiwa himself, it looks like Snow White will be summoning both Tomoe and Annelotte as cameos in her book, nice~

On the poll about buying from Japan, "never ordered" and "sometimes" won with 22v-36% and 19v-31%, while "regularly" and "at least once" trailed behind with 12v-20% and 7v-11%. Well, gotta support the market, right?

Next poll is about our japanese representatives in the 3 QB series, who among them pulls it off the best in their own way?

So we're going with the final freetalks at last! Oh, and spoilers again. How do Jean and Cute's talks end?


Whew, that was every bit as crazy as we thought in the beginning, and then some! Not for nothing we spent like 2 years on these... ^^U Hope you guys liked them! Oh, and I made a QGSC playlist, too.

So, that's enough Spiral Chaos for now, our next project will take us back to the usual QB (and canon QB at that~). We'll be starting it next month (next year, lol), which means the following weeks we'll post some interesting stuff while we take a break.

Look forward to it~!

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Spiral Chaos Freetalks: Cute QG (1 of 2)

First of all, HJ just posted the FV PV for Grimoire's OVA1.
Making an even more unexpected appearance than Airi, and voiced by Juri Kimura, that's our Snow White indeed♪

So for the previous poll about my waifu, dark-skinned won 75v-76% to light-skinned 23v-23%. Huh, unexpected, F.S. sure didn't draw her like that at any time, now did he? :p

Then, next poll, you guys bought much from the country of the rising sun? (technical difficulties had us change the poll at the last minute, lol)

And so, we begin the last boss for real! In case you didn't know, these are the hardest freetalks ever to achieve, since Cute appears in 3 different states through the 2nd game, and if you fail to talk to her enough in any of those periods, the next talks get locked out for the rest of the walkthrough. It's also the first vid where we'll put a spoiler message, because of reasons.
So, what has become of his Milady since last time?


Next: the climax!

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Happy Queen's Blade 10th Anniversary!

So here's the day HJ's been hyping for a while, 10 years of QB~!

To recap the current situation:
-Gamebooks: Eiwa's Snow White is coming on January 29, as announced today.
-Visual books: we haven't heard anything this year.
-Anime: Grimoire OVA1 is coming bundled with Snow White, featuring Alicia, Zara and Seiten, plus Leina's and Airi's cameo (they sure kept Airi's under wraps :p). Sometime after that, the OVA2 will feature Kaguya, and (presumably :3) many of the other chars. Will it come bundled with another book, maybe Cinderella's (as Seiten showed us)? More news as they develop.

As for the usual pics from the community, spanning back to three years already, this year we asked our pal Eradose:

Snow White + Grimoire OVA 1 up for preorder!

Edit: Toranoana's listing reveals that Airi is also cameoing. Fancy that! I guess she'll be better received that our perennial main char, huh.

So, they took their time, but from today on, you can preorder our new gal on her own, or the pack bundled with the OVA1, both to be released on January 29th.

No new pics from Snow White yet, maybe some of the stores will get one further down the line. Go, Grimoire, go~!

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Spiral Chaos Freetalks: Cute (2 of 2)

First of all, apparently last month it was confirmed that we'd get our Snow White on January, plus the voice cast for Grimoire OVA1 was revealed:
-Alicia: Saori Onishi
-Zara: Ishigami Shizuka
-Seiten: Hikasa Yoko
Can't say I know many VAs, any thoughts?

For the Nyx inspiration poll, it was a close run but the tabletop D&D-ish answer won with 22v-40%, followed by Spider-Man and the Goddess of the Night Nyx with 15v-27% and 12v-21%, last place being for the sun-moon duality, with 6v-10%. But huh, the correct answer was Spidey indeed, we thought this'd be an easy win since we had already stated so in her wikia page~ One of these days we'll translate the Hans interview where he talked about this stuff...

Now next poll, a silly thing about my waifu. Inspiration for Luna Luna's color change, perhaps?

Back to our couple, is the hypnosis business over?


Btw, I made a playlist with all of QBSC's freetalks, ain't I just thoughtful~?
Next: Cute (QG)!!!

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Spiral Chaos Freetalks: Cute (1 of 2)

For the drawing poll, "can't draw to save my life" won with 25v-45%, then "I can manage" and "sort of okay" with 15v-27% and 12v-21%, then "pretty consistent" and "decent" with 2v-3% and 1v-1%. I guess not everyone can be a QB-tier artist, right :p

Next poll is a small quiz about Nyx, funky answers to consider, huh?

So now, last character, whoo~! Will having talked to different gals help Jean's relationship with that Milady of his?


Thursday, November 5, 2015

Spiral Chaos Freetalks: Aine (2 of 2)

So about the previous poll on next Grimoire books in english, Zara and Goldie took it with 34v-33% and 29v-28%, while Tiina and Gretel got 21v-20% and 17v-16%, and will have to wait until next time. Hm, not the result I was expecting myself, considering that Tiiiina is one of my fave Grimoires... but the public hath spoken, indeed.

So next poll, drawing time? How do you manage anyhow?

As for Jean and Aine, will the plan turn out okay?


Next: Cute!!

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Spiral Chaos Freetalks: Aine (1 of 2)

About the previous poll on Curses, Risty's Unsatisfiable turned out the worst with 27v-42%, followed by Tomoe's Blind and Maria's Narcolepsy with 14v-21% and 11v-17%. In last place fell Claudette's Amplification and Alleyne's Isolation, with 7v-10% and 5v-7%. Hedonism FTW, isn't that right~?

Then, next poll is an unusual one, you know how we released Despina in full, glorious English? Well our pal Luis has joined us to try and give other Grimoires the same treatment, who'd you want next? You can choose up to 2, btw.

And now, last DLC char! Will Jean get to know better our sophisticated gal with the crazy speech?


Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Queen's Blade Grimoire Anime Visuals

I guess I somehow missed this a few days ago, but apparently this month's HJ magazine did show something new about the Grimoire OVAS. Not a lot more info though, maybe they're going for a release next year...? Oh well.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Spiral Chaos Freetalks: Tenko (2 of 2)

About the poll on loudmouths, Nanael took it with 50v-65%, followed by far by Elina (12v-15%), Ymir (10v-13%) and Tarnyang (4v-5%). Was there even any doubt about the angel winning? Oh well~

Next poll, curses time! I guess one of them can be considered Rebellion spoilers somehow, lucky thing that doesn't apply here~

And so, can Jean befriend the eldest foxie gal, or will he die trying?


Next: Aine!

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Spiral Chaos Freetalks: Tenko (1 of 2)

On the Valkyrie Drive poll, "looks amazing" and "undecided" won with 18v-30% and 16v-26%, followed by "looks great" and "what's that?" with 13v-21% and 8v-13%, and last were "I'll pass" and "won't be caught dead watching THAT" with 3v-5% and 2v-3%. I can't say I have much interest in it, but the guy didn't shy away from drawing all kinds of busts, now did he? :p

Next poll, a not that easy one about loudmouths in QB!

And we reached the last monster girl! No alliterations for Tenko, tho. Can Jean tame his very own kyuubi?


Monday, October 12, 2015

Queen's Blade Grimoire Snow White's Profile

So here's the intro to our new girl, we were lucky that some japanese guys took some detailed scans this time.

Also, a shout out to the guys at QB Universe, that did manage to find her original scan before yours truly!


Sorceress of the Mirror Snow White

“Magic mirror in my hand, who’s the strongest beautiful fighter of the land... no, never you mind, we both know the answer to that.”

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Spiral Chaos Freetalks: Melissa (2 of 2)

For Snow White's early poll, "pretty good" and "amazing" took the top spots with 23v-33% and 21v-30%, then it was "alright" with 17v-24%, and lastly "bring the next char" with 7v-10% and "who?" with 1v-1%. Her great reception so far makes me a happy cat :3

Now, next poll, what's your opinion on that new thingie, Valkyrie Drive? Is it true, that rumor about Snow White having been Hiraku Kaneko's girl, but then given to Eiwa since he was too busy preparing the series...?

And we finish with Melissa, can Jean escape her petrifying boo... I mean, gaze?


Next: Tenko!

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Queen's Blade Anthology vol 2 ch 2

Chapter 2 of this quite varied second volume!

Is Nowa's part the most eye-catching? You won't know until you read it~

Download it here, and enjoy!

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Spiral Chaos Freetalks: Melissa (1 of 2)

So on the previous poll about killing at QB, "it's permitted" won with 30v-49%, followed by "no idea" with 17v-27% and "it's never permitted" with 14v-22%. I'm not really sure, the original QB tournament rules say something like "a killing competition with no holds barred, a life-or-death match where you should be sure to use your weapons and killing techniques", I wonder if the anime worded that differently?

Concerning next poll, a bit surprisingly, our slightly dark princess got a great reception right off the bat, so here's an early Snow White poll~

And here's the meek, modest, mega-sized, Melpha-like, medusa Melissa. Can Jean fix her woes?


Friday, September 25, 2015

Queen's Blade Grimoire: Snow White teased

Edit: corrected given release date.

Also known as "I can't believe my Snow White is so dark!?" lol

So this month's HJ magazine finally introduces Eiwa's new girl and Alicia's alleged rival, "Sorceress of the Mirror" Snow White.

I'm not sure if she's scheduled for a November release Pic says "winter release", more details as soon as we can get them. In the meantime... wheee!

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Spiral Chaos Freetalks: Plum (2 of 2)

On the poll about the QB tournament, "the QB system is necessary for the world" won with 36v-75% before "the world would be better without it" with 12v-25%. Well, it sure is what differentiates this one from other series, no? ...Btw, just as a heads-up of sorts, the "little-sister" series Bikini Warriors ended this week :p

So next poll, are QB battles to the death?

And now for Plum round 2, will Jean end up pac-n'ed?


Next: Melissa!

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Spiral Chaos Freetalks: Plum (1 of 2)

First of all, this pachinko video seems to be making the rounds lately... I wonder if it's any kind of good news, now...?

In the poll about "buddy-body", my waifu took the cake with 29v-39%, yaay, while Airi and Melona fought until the last minute with 24v-32% and 21v-28%. It might also have been the part with the weirdest lyrics, did Menace say something about her headbutt causing "pathetic traffic" or something? lol

Next poll, so was the QB system such a good thing after all?

And so, we start with the last 3 monster gals, we can see the light at the end of the tunnel! Can Jean withstand the petty, prankster, plant-person Plum?


Monday, September 14, 2015

QB Battle 42.4

Mirrors: App + Media (updates) + Extra (updates) + Fanmade
Sendspace: App + Media (updates) + Extra (updates) + Fanmade

So like we saw in the previous post, here's our piper Despina, based on LW's Arcanthus! Not only that, but we get a couple more old characters (Bitra and Driataur), and the 4 missing dinos (Allosaur, Pachycephalosaur, Pinacosaur and Stegosaur), thanks to our pal Mikey!

And, since Hobby Japan never introduced us to our Despina, let me do the honors this time~

Queen's Blade Grimoire: Despina

She came out a while ago, and now she finally graces us with her presence, the full book in glorious english!

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Spiral Chaos Freetalks: Luna (2 of 2)

On the previous poll about attending cons, "never" won with 24v-51%, followed by "a few times" with 14v-29%. Then it was "at least once" with 8v-17%, and "regularly" with 1v-2%. I actually went to a con just last year, but since it was just a small spanish city, it couldn't help but be small potatoes, barely any QB stuff too, oh well :p

Then next poll, some time ago I joked about this when we did the "which evil team member was best buddy", so it's song time now~

Can Jean survive being Luna's manager?


Next: Plum!

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Spiral Chaos Freetalks: Luna (1 of 2)

On the poll about the dragon twins, people thought they'd get along best with Tarnyang, 49v-64%, than with Sainyang, 27v-35%. I guess Tarnyang isn't one of my fave Rebellions for nothing, but Sainyang does have some charm to her, doesn't she?

So next poll, since our pal Eradose worked for his tournament, let's tackle cons this time.

And it's been a while since the last DLC, but here's Luna. Cutest DLC, or cutest DLC? How can Jean help the bunny idol?


Sunday, August 30, 2015

Queen's Blade 10th Anniversary Tournament at Anime Fargo 2015

Hey there Queen’s Blade fans, the name’s Eradose.  You might have seen me lurking around here from time to time, but today, I have something really important to share with you guys.

QB Tournament Poster.jpg

For the 10th anniversary of the Queen’s Blade series, I’ll be hosting a Queen’s Blade tournament at the Anime Fargo 2015 convention (a special thanks to Final Agent for making the poster (Final Agent : You’re welcome)). The convention begins on Friday, September 19th, at the Baymont Inn & Suites Hotel (formerly known as the Doublewood Inn) in Fargo, North Dakota (yes, Fargo is a real city, no, it’s nothing like the movie). Registrations will take place on the opening day of the convention while the tournament itself will take place at 7PM on Saturday, September 19th. This will be a 16 player tournament, so make sure you register as soon as you can.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Spiral Chaos Freetalks: Cerate QG (2 of 2)

On the previous poll, the Demons won with 48v-72% against the Angel's 17v-27%. Hm, I guess the angels didn't have god's blessing this time, did they?

Then next poll, a rare dragon-twin themed one!

So we finish with Cerate, after last time, can Jean help restore the balance to the force?


Next: Luna!

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Spiral Chaos Freetalks: Cerate QG (1 of 2)

For the 5th anniversary poll, the visits from 4 years ago (illustrated stories) won with 16v-29%, followed by from 3 years ago (QB mangas) with 14v-25%. Then it was 5 years ago (the beginning) and 2 years ago (freetalks) with 11v-20% and 10v-18%, and lastly 1 year ago (polls) with 4v-7%.
It's a matter of fact for a site to lose some fans as time goes by, and to try and gather some new ones, so it's not a bad balance after all... in fact, it makes me happy to see there are still a bunch of guys following us from a long, long time ago :3
We're also going to be pressured now to have some kind of milestone each year, lol... though the next one shouldn't be much trouble.

So next poll, heaven or hell, choose your pick? Don't be like Delmore, who depending on if you counted the anime or not, was either a (fallen) angel or a demon :p

Now, how has our triceratops evolved?


Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Queen's Blade : The mobile card game

Hello everyone, Final Agent here and I'm coming to you live with a sorta fresh Queen's Blade news update! The Queen's Blade card game for iOS and Android has been active for almost three whole months now! Let's have a round of applause!

Wait, what's that? What Queen's Blade card game app? You've never heard anything about it? Well then, guess it's time to drop the sarcasm and get straight to the point, that's normal, because Hobby Japan hasn't said much of anything about it to be quite frank!

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Spiral Chaos Freetalks: Cerate (2 of 2)

Last poll about the Bikini Warriors, "watching so far" won with 24v-35%, followed by "will watch when done" with 13v-19%. In the middle, there was a tie with "not watching but maybe someday"  and "what now?" at 11v-16%, and lastly "watched but dropped" and "no plans of watching" with 5v-7% and 4v-5%.
I'm watching the bikini babes as well, I guess for a fanservice-laden, RPG-cliche-mocking miniseries, we could do much worse :3

As for the poll, last week was this humble blog's 5th anniversary, yay~ We've come a long way, haven't we?

So Cerate, can she manage to make her opinions get through to Jean?


Next: Cerate (QG)!

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Spiral Chaos Freetalks: Cerate (1 of 2)

Last week's poll about Leina, we saw the "inexperienced, longing for freedom girl" winning with 35v-50%, with "powerless and overprotected" behind at 19v-27%, while "selfish and irresponsible woman" and "a child who misses her mother" were last with 9v-13% and 6v-8% respectively.
It was kinda hard to separate between them, I went for the second but could have easily voted for a combination of some of these, lol.

This week we're tackling HJ's bikini gals at the poll: how about the ongoing (little) sister series? 

And so we begin with the last of the dinosaurs, also last of the original monster girls!
Can the triceratops Cerate find some common ground with Jean?


Thursday, July 30, 2015

Queen's Blade Backstories: Despina & Dizzy

In the previous poll about fighting games and QB, "play once in a while" won with 35v-43%, then it was "play regularly" with 21v-26%. In the middle, "QB's suited for another genre" got 9v-11%, and "play at advanced level" got 8v-10%. Lastly, "rather watch it played" and "don't play but it's a good idea" got 5v-6% and 2v-2% respectively.
Lol, my always being a fan of fighting games made me add all sorts of funky things to the QBB game, right~

This week's poll features our eternal main char (soon to appear along our Alicia, too): we all more or less know Leina's story, but what do you think her deal is anyways?

Aand, here's the story behind our newest antagonist, the manipulative piper, plus our GG representative as a bonus.



Thursday, July 23, 2015

Spiral Chaos Freetalks: Tino (2 of 2)

On the Despina poll, "looking good" won with 27v-43%, "open to being convinced" followed with 11v-17%, then "already bought her" with 9v-14% (yay!), and last two were "not for me" and "who" with 8v-12% and 7v-11%. Boo, who keeps voting "who?" anyways... :p

Next poll, if QB became a fighting game, how skilled would you be at it?

And we end with the 2nd dinosaur, what will Jean come up with to make Tino open up to the others?


Next: Cerate! ...After an expected intermission, that is.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Spiral Chaos Freetalks: Tino (1 of 2)

On the previous poll about the 4 mangas, can't say we got many participants, but Exiled won with 15v-35%, then it was Hide & Seek with 12v-28%, then Zero with 9v-21%, and Blue Storm ended dead last with 6v-14%. Exiled's my fave too, so it's alright~

So next poll, we neglected to have a Despina poll, didn't we? Time to fix that issue, then.

Now, it's the turn of Tino... *looks up the kanjis again, still has no idea what she's supposed to be*
...So Tino the dino, huh?

Will Tino open up to Jean?


Thursday, July 9, 2015

Spiral Chaos Freetalks: Stella (2 of 2)

For the previous poll about geographic location, North America won with 38v-47%, then it was Europe with 27v-33%, then South America with 11v-13%, then Asia with 4 v-5%, Africa and Australia both got no votes. Funny, I thought we spanish speakers would kinda dominate the poll somehow, but it wasn't the case...

And this poll, favorite QB manga time! I've been meaning to ask this one for a while, but we could only finish Zero recently :3

So, will Jean let Stella get her way?


Next: Tino!

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Spiral Chaos Freetalks: Stella (1 of 2)

About the previous poll about reading mangas, the top ended up in almost a 4-way tie, with "never read more than a page" winning with 13v-20%, then "started a manga but never finished" with 12v-19%, "finished most" with 11v-17% and "read every translated page" with 10v-16%. On the lower half of the poll, "finished 1+" with 8v-12%, then "finished 2+" with 6v-9%, and "read/seen EVERYTHING" with 2v-3%.
...Wait, I thought that last option was for the lulz, did someone actually chose that? Color me surprised o_O

On this week's poll, just how are you guys scattered around the world anyways~?

And so, we begin the dinosaur trio! Starting off, it's Stella the stegosaurus. Does she get to go first because she's my partner's fave? Maybe!

Does Stella has something to talk about with Jean?


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~!

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Spiral Chaos Freetalks: Puia QG (1 of 2)

And we continue with Puia! How did our harpy turn out by the second game?


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

And thus the first battle for this third round comes to an end... a valiant effort was made by all three of our maid hopefuls, something to be proud of, sadly only one was strong enough to beat the odds and her strongest opponents yet to move on to our final round, and that person is...

Queen's Maid : Third Round - Battle 1 Winner

What an amazing turnout this round!
Over 150 individual voters came to select their favored maid hopeful for this round!
The highest number of votes for any of our polls!
The Summoner, Aldra

Al may have lost her "The Queen" title long ago, but clearly, she still has what it takes to become a winner. Her Maid-like skills and her staggering popularity have certainly done her well so far anyways! Could she be the one who walks away as the Ultimate Maid? We'll have to wait and see!

Now, as always, where the can only be one victor, those who fail to be that victor must suffer the bitter taste of defeat. Though, to be quite frank, both Nyx and Cattleya put up an amazing fight this round, as well as in all the previous ones of the Queen's Maid, eliminating many worthwhile opponents as they advanced. To call them losers by this stage would be a disservice to those efforts, as well as the efforts of those who fell before them. So, good job Nyx and Cattleya! You two may not be Ultimate Maids, but you're certainly incredible all the same!
Will Cattleya's fate in Rebellion ever be cleared up?
Will Nyx ever find happiness?
Stay tuned to find out!

Friday, May 22, 2015

Queen's Blade Grimoire anime poster

Wow, this week the posts never end, huh? As someone from /a/ posted this morning, simultaneously with various other sites, this seems to be the new working promotional art for the Grimoire anime, I'm going to assume from an early Hobby Japan Magazine:

Leina wouldn't have appeared in my list of favorite chars for a cameo, but I guess she'll work, even if for a nice contrast with our new jerkish antiheroine...?

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Spiral Chaos Freetalks: Puia (2 of 2)

Can Jean make the harpy happy? (couldn't resist this time~)


Next: Puia (QG)!

Queen's Blade Little Sister Battle Poll Results

And thus concludes yet another kind of battle, so did your favorite little sister do well? Well, let's find out! So, in this poll to determine whom visitors would prefer having to deal with day in and day out as their little sister during an adventure, you've chosen...

You get 3 votes here! Let the Little Sister Battle begin! 
Who makes for the best little sister archetype?

1rst - The Overly Serious Little Sis, Annelotte  (38 Votes / 20.4%)
By Eiwa

Queen's Maid : 3rd Round Begins!

 And here is it! The third round!
Our second round having eliminated so many amazing maid candidates already, all that remains now is to narrow the playing field just a slight bit more for our final battle against last year's Ultimate Maid, Airi!

Queen's Maid : Third Round - Battle 1 Participants

Behold, 3 out of our 5 remaining contestants!

Due to unforeseen circumstances, this round will be a free-for-all battle involving three contestants rather than the 1v1 that had originally been planned. However, regardless of the number of participants here and contrary to our past round, voters will only have 1 Vote to make use of this round. This is only natural, as only the strongest can hope to match the Ultimate Maid, and as such, only those given absolute favor by their fans will be able to move on!

Well, for the most part, should another last minute tie somehow occur, the same exception will be made as was made during our previous round, with the lucky participants both (or dare I say it, all three) moving on the final round against Airi!

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Despina confirmed for next month

So, the next Grimoire just got her date confirmed for 06/26 and is up for preorder! This time, of the three online shops who get the preorders the earliest, AmiAmi showed both Amazon and Hobby Search who was boss, getting our first pics of her:

Barely a month left, whee~!

Queen's Blade Anthology vol 2 ch 1

Oh, what's this now? Has it been almost 3 years since our pal brought us volume 1? Lol, time sure flies.
So after finishing Zero, let's go back to classic QB flavor! I wonder if we'll release these short chapters to let off some steam while we work on another manga with waaaaay loonger chapters...?
But anyways, can you even go wrong with FS? (nooope~)

Download it here, and enjoy!

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Spiral Chaos Freetalks: Puia (1 of 2)

First of all, bad news for Alice's fans :( As I said last week, I did try to make Queen's Gate a "full project" at Baka-Tsuki, to see if we could get more exposure, but the admins apparently aren't as nice towards machine translations as they used to be, and though they're still busy with other things, they probably won't consider volume 1 properly "translated." So, with no one to help us check the translation's quality, that means a long hiatus for Allie's story...

But wasted (?) efforts aside, here we begin the harpy's saga!

Will Puia and Jean hit it off?


Thursday, May 7, 2015

Spiral Chaos Freetalks: Charlotte (2 of 2)

First of all, good news for Alice's fans, since I just posted the whole Queen's Gate volume 1 at Baka-Tsuki! I'll try to get it upgraded to "full project" now to see if someone cares enough to help us complete the other 2 volumes, since even a translator or a proofreader would be a godsend for us already (not just for Allie's sake though, but for the myriad of QB projects we got on our hands~).

Now, can Jean earn the pixie's trust?


Next: Puia (QB)!

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

The first battle of the 2nd round is now over! And you know what that means, two more participants have been eliminated from the standings, leaving two winners and those two are...

Queen's Maid : Second Round - Battle 1 Winners

The Master of Flame, Nyx
Repayer of Kindness, Iroha

With the double vote system in place, the percentages were a lot closer than I would have expected from a single vote round! Still, only two winners could be chosen and it looks like the fans chose the two more skilled/experienced maids of the bunch to carry on to the next round! Did Iroha's human form charm make up for her natural crane state? Was it the thought of poor Nyx in a maid uniform that helped her? Who knows! Wish them both luck in the next round regardless!

And of course, with the good comes the bad, as both Vante and Dizzy are eliminated, fortunately for both Queen's Gate and Queen's Blade Rebellion however, there still remains more representatives of their respective series left in the standings!
Will Vante ever get some decent screen time?
Will Dizzy ever be playable in the new Guilty Gear games?
Stay tuned to find out!

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Queen's Blade Rebellion Zero 13

It took us soome time, but here's the very last chapter of Zero~!!

It's the time for some chars that never got their moment under the spotlight! The way it starts though, it seems to confirm that Mirim's village never saw the QB tournament broadcast, lol.

Download it here, and enjoy!

And that was it for QBR Zero, I hope you guys liked it!
Will our next QB manga take us back to the classics~? Stay tuned to find out!

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~!