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Blue Exorcist (Manga) / Re: Chapter 98 (raws)
« on: February 01, 2018, 06:27:17 PM »
Don't mind me, I'll just be over here screaming...

Thinking about it, since now both Yukio and Rin are asking to know the truth behind their past (that's what Rin asks Mephisto in the last few pages, saying he's been waiting for him to ask, and that the way he is now, he should know about it), I wonder if we'll get a chapter flipping between both Mephisto and Lucifer explaining it?

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Blue Exorcist (Manga) / Re: Chapter 97 RAW
« on: January 03, 2018, 07:11:01 PM »
Don’t jump the gun. You can clearly see that Yukio is remorseful for what he had done: in the plane and calling himself an evil person.

I'm not sure where you're seeing remorse. Shima's conversation with him makes it pretty clear that Yukio has no regrets about what he's done (Paraphrased but: "You know you won't be able to go back after this, so you better not be having any regrets-- ah, I guess you don't!"). Accepting that he's a bad person doesn't meant he regrets it, just like Todo willingly falling to a demon and betraying the Order in his first appearance doesn't mean he regrets his decisions either.

If anything, the fact that he acknowledges what he's doing is bad, and yet goes ahead and does it anyway, throwing everything and everyone who ever cared about him away, shows that he doesn't feel bad about it. Will he feel bad later? Maybe, but probably not for a long time and after a good amount of character development.

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Blue Exorcist (Manga) / Re: Chapter 94 discussion (raws)
« on: October 03, 2017, 05:52:35 PM »
I'M SCREAMING A LOT (and u can read my screaming here if u want,  but it's literally mostly just me screaming at this point).

I can't believe Mephisto go shot.

I CAN'T BELIEVE YUKIO IS GOING TO BE FRAMED FOR SHOOTING HIM.

This is entirely a different direction than I was expecting, and I love it!! Way to keep us guessing, Kato-sensei.

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Blue Exorcist (Manga) / Re: Chapter 93 Raws
« on: August 07, 2017, 07:56:26 PM »
When there are many alternate explanations I prefer to choose the simplest one. Mephisto probably just give Amaimon many keys so he can easily goes to most Japan tourist attractions. Similarly, I don't think the magic key has any "random" mode so Yukio can "randomly switched locations". At most he can only randomly choose a key he has. Then the choice is limited and not very difficult to predict.

Mephisto actually calls the key he gave Amaimon the "key of Infinity" (and actually scolds him for it "I didn't give you the key of infinity to go sight-seeing) so I think it's actually just one key that can go anywhere. On an interesting sidenote, the light novel short story Bloody Fairytale has a "Key of Limits" (or Finity or however you wanna translate it) that can open any locked door on Assiah, but can only be used once. So there seem to be a lot of versatility there.


But back to the chapter!!

Man, that line from Shima is way more ominous in the viz translation.

It'd be a crazy twist if Yukio was slowly being possessed this whole time, but it'd also make sense. I wouldn't think it'd be super obvious to a person if a powerful enough demon were slowly possessing them. Think of Izumo's mother, Tamamo, who slowly began to change personality-wise before anyone, perhaps even herself, realized what was going on. That could be what we've been seeing in Yukio this whole time.

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Blue Exorcist (Manga) / Re: Unresolved plot points
« on: August 07, 2017, 07:39:42 PM »
I'm not sure if we'll ever get the full story on Takara. Kato said she had a ARC for him planned, but she wasn't sure whether or not to use it. I couldn't see where it would fit now.

Actually, I could see it fitting in nicely with the plotline of exactly what are Yukio's eyes. Since we know Takara has something weird about his eyes too, which Shima was able to figure out (and then not share with the readers because of course). When he knocked him out and attacked him with Yamantaka, Takara opened his eyes and caused a shockwave. But what stood out to me is that Rin sensed the attack before he saw the flash, and we already know he can sense powerful demons.

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Other Media / Re: Event Blue Exorcist in August
« on: August 04, 2017, 04:56:01 PM »
I've been to an event like this for another series! They're usually like big concerts, with little skits/performances by the actors, sometimes a musical act, and sometimes releasing new information about the series. If they don't announce a season 3 here, it'll probably be a bunch of information about the new stage play!

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Blue Exorcist (Manga) / Re: Chapter 93 Raws
« on: August 03, 2017, 05:45:02 AM »
SCREAMING... I have so many feelings about this but right now most of them are just of the BUT WHERE'S THE REST OF IT sort.

Also for anyone who doesn't speak Japanese, I always do a little live-blog/translation on another site, which I've got in a pastebin over here! My Japanese is kinda bleh, so some of the line translations aren't word-for-word accurate (and also sorry for my stupid commentary).

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Blue Exorcist (Manga) / Re: Spoiler moping thread
« on: August 03, 2017, 12:00:27 AM »
Now that I've had a chance to process, I'm going to vent at Rin a bit. Yes, Rin, who has fuck all to do with Yukio's insane actions, but I'm mad at how he indirectly caused Yukio to blow up at Shiemi. As someone who has dealt with an emotionally distressed sibling, this is exactly why you never let it go this far. Rin avoiding Yukio caused the burden of confronting Yukio to fall on Shiemi's shoulders, and she ended up getting the brunt of Yukio's rage. While Yukio is out of control and bears the most responsibility of his actions, it is Rin's, not Shiemi's, responsibility to deal with his sib, and that includes enduring the rage. Goddammit Rin.

I think it's way early to blame Rin for this Shiemi and Yukio scene without knowing why she's talking to him or what she said. Let's not forget: Shiemi is keeping secrets too, and we've already seen one change in her behavior towards Yukio (when she yelled and insisted he come to the Christmas party). Maybe she knows something about him we don't?

But with Rin, we actually haven't gotten a look into his thoughts or feelings in a long time now. He's tried reaching out to Yukio, dozens of times times throughout the series, and even outright calling him out for never telling him anything. But Rin also has no idea the weight of what Yukio is dealing with. It's only recently that it's become obvious to those around him that something is seriously wrong, because up until recently, Yukio hasn't outwardly been very different than usual.

But not only that: there have been little hints here and there that a change occurred between Rin and Yukio after Aomori. We've been seeing how everything up until now has impacted Yukio, but very little about Rin -- which I think is supposed to be intentional. He may not be as complex as Yukio is right now, but everything going on around them has to be having an impact on him too.

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Blue Exorcist (Manga) / Re: Spoiler moping thread
« on: August 02, 2017, 05:09:46 PM »
I am now thinking that Mephisto's "don't endanger your life" remark to Yukio was a warning.

I'm pretty sure this is the case, too! Yukio already guessed earlier that Mephisto knew about his eyes.

Also kinda unrelated, but Yukio's also not the only person we've seen with a weird ability regarding their eyes! Way back when Shima was kidnapping Izumo, during the fight with Takara, he starts trying to burn him with the black flames. The result causes Takara to open his eyes, and whatever power he unleashed in that moment sent Shima flying back, and also caused a flash that alerted the exwires that something was going on up there from a far distance.

It hasn't been addressed at all since then, but I've been wondering this whole time whether or not there's a similarity between the two.

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Blue Exorcist (Manga) / Re: Spoiler moping thread
« on: August 02, 2017, 04:30:34 PM »
Yukio what are you doing?
https://68.media.tumblr.com/634aeb95de6189908dcd5b8a0c5724f7/tumblr_ou2fd2LMyy1slqeoro1_500.jpg

Whoa whoa whoa where did this come from??

I didn't expect Shiemi to pop up in this chapter... maybe the usb drive wasn't what led to this breakdown after all??

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Blue Exorcist (Manga) / Re: Spoiler moping thread
« on: August 02, 2017, 03:38:55 AM »
I wished we could get our hands on this -- it sucks being in another country sometimes. (I wanna post this for spoilers on tumblr but idk how to feel rn... I think I'd feel bad that it wasn't actually out yet on sites, and there I am tossing pain to people).

It looks like someone already beat you to it for putting it on tumblr! The comments are all filled with people screaming... I think that's just gonna be the fandom for the next few days until the chapter comes out (and then maybe even after the chapter comes out, pfft.)

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Blue Exorcist (Manga) / Re: Spoiler moping thread
« on: August 02, 2017, 03:10:22 AM »
HOLY SHIT YUKIO... what the hell was on that flash drive to make him go in this direction?? Is Shima there because he's been tasked with watching Yukio, or does this relate to what Lightning wanted him to do? Is something really bad about to happen to Shima? And who is that running down the stairs in the last panel...!?

There are so many questions! And I have a feeling we'll still have more questions than answers with this chapter, but still, god what a wait... but Jump comes out on the 4th, right? How did these screenshots even get taken unless it's available somewhere, I wonder.

I mean, good to know Yukio's effectively immortal I guess?? It's like he's got the worst guardian angel hiding out in his eyes.

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Blue Exorcist (Manga) / Re: Your favourite character?
« on: July 30, 2017, 06:38:18 AM »
Definitely Mephisto for me, if my icon didn't make that obvious! He's such an interesting and complex character, and the way he's written and the little hints we get throughout the series about his motivations and which "side" he's really on make him super interesting to analyze! It's crazy looking back at some of the things Kato's been building on since the series began, and how long it's taken for certain seemingly throw-away lines and pages to be fully addressed.

Plus, he's such a lovable weirdo. How can anyone not love him?

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Social Talk / Re: Introduction thread
« on: July 30, 2017, 06:23:44 AM »
Hello! Snarfle here, I've been a lurker on this board for ages and finally got around to actually making an account! I'm more active on Tumblr or over on the AoEx subreddit under the same username (or Dreamwidth, for any of your rpers out there), but I'm always looking for more places to chat about the series!

Also true story: I spent like 10 minutes picking an icon because I have made way too many icons of this guy. Probably still gonna change it in another 10 minutes.

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