QUOTE (Michiyo- @ Nov 1 2009, 01:29 PM)
Glad I'm not the only one who is confused and didn't understand everything in the newest chapter. I don't really like Hoshino's new style, I prefer the old one. And it seems she wants to end the manga soon.
I missed Lavi. I hope we'll see him in the next chapter. And what's going to happen to Kanda now?
I think the Noah are going to try to turn Kanda against the Order by showing him Alma...oh mannn that would be so sad. Gah.
QUOTE (A Pierrot's Aria @ Nov 1 2009, 01:41 PM)
And I'm trying to get interested in Kanda's back story, but like I touched upon before, it seems so un-D.Gray-Man like at the moment, it doesn't have the same atmosphere as it did in the beginning. But here's to hoping nothing bad happens to Bak...*Whistles* xD
It definitely doesn't have the same atmosphere. I think that Hoshino got really messed up by all the hiatuses and the change from weekly to monthly. It was going at a good pace with a good flow and then BAM! everything happened at once and she introduced all these new concepts/plot points/characters without the time for proper introductions. Maybe it'll take a few months to kind of fall into place, or maybe she's just rushing to end it. Hopefully it's the former
I'm super into for Kanda's story though...I am just an uber Kanda fangirl, so I'll take whatever Hoshino gives me regarding his character XD
QUOTE (Jealous Rogo @ Nov 1 2009, 02:03 PM)
Am I the only one who doesn't mind the new style?
Things that are bothering me is things like the fact the plot is pretty all over the place at the moment. It almost felt like there was a chapter missing with this one. Things like why is Road appearing as a doll are stubbornly not being explained, as well as why did the Earl appear human for that small amount of time? Things like that are cool, but they'd be better if they were actually explained properly.
Wisely has instantly become a favourite of mine, but all the other Noah they've introduced in the past two chapters are completely uninteresting to me. Maybe because their personalities havent been introduced properly but I dunno... even their designs seem dull.
I like the new style! I felt like she was drawing Kanda too...I dunno, strongly, but she seems to have softened up a bit. Although I still don't like it as much as her older stuff.
But I agree, too much too fast.
A better translation is out on MangaShare if anyone is interested. I just read through it and it was definitely helpful in clarifying some things...although I'm still a bit confused about the second exorcists. But gah, poor Kanda. ;_;