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Offline Khalumia

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Spy Game/Hyoshi ao Spy light novel
« on: February 04, 2017, 07:33:32 PM »
The 4rth light novel has been announced: Spy Game/Hyoshi ao Spy (found the pic on tumblr)

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Re: Spy Game/Hyoshi ao Spy light novel
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2017, 08:30:36 PM »
Huh?! this seems so cool! Shima spy adventures maybe? Also giving the image I'm thinking a Gender bend story...? maybe it's some weird dream one of the exwires has

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Re: Spy Game/Hyoshi ao Spy light novel
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2017, 10:22:02 PM »
I found this on twitter as well and the keywords were described as "Naked Festival. The second son away from home. Spy Game. They became girls. Toudou."

As a note, "The second son away from home" is likely the 2nd son ran away from home but I don't have any more content info for context. Also the 2nd son..... I'm assuming they mean Kinzou but he's actually the third if you include the deceased Takezou. Unless of course Juuzou runs away and it's actually about Kinzou at home.
You know me though. Will it be Toudou backstory? Will it be Toudou after the IK arc? Or just a silly little story about nothing in particular?
Saying Toudou's name summons me

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Re: Spy Game/Hyoshi ao Spy light novel
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2017, 02:01:35 AM »
Its page on jump j books: (sold on 03/03)
http://j-books.shueisha.co.jp/news_newrelease/aonoexorcist_spygame

The description is exciting : "How Shima Renzou became a spy", "terrible and irrational training"

I guess we won't know much secret of Shima's motive, but I want to see how he and Mephisto interact.

I wonder what role Kinzou is in the story...

Offline facets-and-rainbows

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Re: Spy Game/Hyoshi ao Spy light novel
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2017, 03:44:38 AM »
I guess we won't know much secret of Shima's motive, but I want to see how he and Mephisto interact.

I didn't know how much I needed to see this until just now, and now I have to wait a month.

It says there'll be 5 stories this time! I'm pretty sure that's the most out of all the novels so far.

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Re: Spy Game/Hyoshi ao Spy light novel
« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2017, 03:06:57 PM »
Its page on jump j books: (sold on 03/03)
http://j-books.shueisha.co.jp/news_newrelease/aonoexorcist_spygame

The description is exciting : "How Shima Renzou became a spy", "terrible and irrational training"

I guess we won't know much secret of Shima's motive, but I want to see how he and Mephisto interact.

I wonder what role Kinzou is in the story...

The "terrible and irrational training" part is making me feel it is going to be something funny rather than something actually serious.

So i guess Renzo's recruitment by the illuminati and his thought process and motivation behind it isnt going to be shown in the manga.

Offline facets-and-rainbows

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Re: Spy Game/Hyoshi ao Spy light novel
« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2017, 07:53:51 AM »
Guys guys

Katoh posted a link to a sneak-peek type preview of the new novel!

http://j-books.shueisha.co.jp/file/aoex_spygame

Looks like the beginning of the Shima-centric story.

I made an English one here:

http://facets-and-rainbows.tumblr.com/post/157895936080/blue-exorcist-spy-game-sneak-peek

please come help me react to Mephisto and Shima being alone in a room with no one sane to keep them in check

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Re: Spy Game/Hyoshi ao Spy light novel
« Reply #7 on: March 02, 2017, 05:37:02 PM »
Thank you so much facets, you are the best! Mephisto and Renzou's conversations are gold. I mean, these exchanges:
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“Well. I am a demon, after all."
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“I feel like I could go bungee jumping without the bungee cord for you right now.”

“That would just be suicide."

And Yukio. Goddamn, Yukio. That's it. I'm gone. These guys could be in a room for eternity and it wouldn't get old.
"There are no answers. Only choices."

Offline Wikkelsoee

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Re: Spy Game/Hyoshi ao Spy light novel
« Reply #8 on: March 02, 2017, 07:10:55 PM »
Facets, I love you.

Offline Luzmela

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Re: Spy Game/Hyoshi ao Spy light novel
« Reply #9 on: March 02, 2017, 07:34:43 PM »
Thanks a lot!!!! You have made my day!!! It is so really funny!

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« Reply #10 on: March 03, 2017, 11:13:59 AM »
Thanks a lot !

Mephisto use the porn magazine to deal with Shima ... I should have known that ...

As Mephisto pointed out, it's a little strange that Shima said girls are his biggest weakness. Maybe he is lying.

I find that you use Page in the translation, but should 候補生 = Exwire ?

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Re: Spy Game/Hyoshi ao Spy light novel
« Reply #11 on: March 03, 2017, 05:12:50 PM »
He was lying because he made quite some time to answer Mephisto's question. When he said his biggest weakness was cute girls, Mephisto reminded Shima what he said about him enjoying cute girls in the Academy. Shima then tried to justify himself like "yeah but its BECAUSE i like them that they are my weakness". Then Mephisto just laughed because he knew it was a lie.

Mephisto  knew what was Shima's weakness from the start !, he just pretended he didnt know just to see Shima's answer. Thats why in the end Shima had a mission involving cockroaches hehe :D

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Re: Spy Game/Hyoshi ao Spy light novel
« Reply #12 on: March 06, 2017, 04:28:40 PM »
Guys guys

Katoh posted a link to a sneak-peek type preview of the new novel!

http://j-books.shueisha.co.jp/file/aoex_spygame

Looks like the beginning of the Shima-centric story.

I made an English one here:

http://facets-and-rainbows.tumblr.com/post/157895936080/blue-exorcist-spy-game-sneak-peek

please come help me react to Mephisto and Shima being alone in a room with no one sane to keep them in check

That picture at the end is gold. X) And Yukio's lines. Yes, he can be inhuman sometimes.

Facets, I just can't thank you enough. :D

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Re: Spy Game/Hyoshi ao Spy light novel
« Reply #13 on: March 11, 2017, 10:33:30 PM »
Facets, you're super mega awesome! Thanks for translation! I love you!  :-* :-* :-*
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Re: Spy Game/Hyoshi ao Spy light novel
« Reply #14 on: March 13, 2017, 08:09:14 AM »
Finished reading the book! There are 5 stories total:

1. Spy Game - Mephisto gives Shima a bunch of "missions" for his "spy training" but you have to wonder if he's mostly doing it to mess with Shima and/or Yukio, because all of them make Yukio mad at Shima in the end.

2. The Fundoshi Festival for Men - Mephisto puts on an event where you have to race past obstacles, wearing almost nothing on a very cold day, to try and win a prize (you get Mephisto's job for 3 days if you win.) Participation is mandatory for all male exorcists and exwires. No one wants to do the race, but the exwires and Yukio end up teaming up to try to keep Shima from winning and changing the dress code for the school.

3. Kin-nii Leaves Home - Kinzou gets upset at something Juuzou said about him and storms out of the Kyoto branch. He shows up uninvited at the Kyoto trio's dorm room and asks to stay for a while. He won't tell them what's wrong and they have to drag it out of him. Turns out it was a misunderstanding where Juuzou was actually praising Kinzou but Kinzou only heard part of it and it sounded like an insult. Kinzou immediately gets over it and goes back home.

4. Yukio in Wonderland - Yukio is attacked in his sleep by demon butterflies that trap him in a nightmare so they can feed off the negative emotions he feels during the nightmare. He dreams that everyone (including himself) is suddenly the opposite gender, and everyone but him thinks it's always been this way. S/he gets trapped in an inane and stressful shopping trip with Rin and the gals from Kyoto but eventually escapes. S/he goes to Mephisto for help but all of Mephisto's suggestions are so awful that the butterflies get their fill of negative emotions from Yukio and he wakes up...into another dream where all the guys are hyper-masculine. In the afterword of the book, author Aya Yajima says it was inspired by Katoh's tweets with the genderbent characters and thanked Katoh for allowing her to write this crack.

5. Downpour - A very short story (and the only serious-toned one) where Toudou goes to an izakaya on a rainy day after the Kyoto arc, and we see what he's like from the point of view of a normal human bartender.

I thought Spy Game was hilarious, the half-naked race was weird but also hilarious, the Kinzou one was kinda cute I guess, the genderbent one was the single weirdest Blue Exorcist thing I have ever seen printed out on physical paper, and the Toudou one was crazy good for how short it was.
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