makeste: (You magnify my better half)
makeste ([personal profile] makeste) wrote2011-04-02 05:01 pm

REBORN 331, GOODNESS GRACIOUS ME

KHR, old chum, how I've missed you!


1. At last, the moment we've all been waiting for! Tsuna's Cambio Forma! For two weeks we have waited in suspense! Finally we'll see what new bling our fashionable young boss will be rocking this time!

...

YOU GOT THE GAUNTLETS!

Set them to the d-pad and equip with C! Use them to make black holes your bitch!

Well, they may not be finger-half gloves, but damned if they aren't shiny.


2. Action panels! PREPARE YOURSELF, ENMA.

Look out, Tsuna, he's armed himself with talking gravity balls! "SHINE." Baby's first words! ♥ ♥

Quickly followed by "I don't want to be alone." So not just gravity balls, but needy, emo gravity balls! TSUNA, YOU'D BETTER STEEL YOURSELF, THIS IS GOING TO TAKE EVERY OUNCE OF YOUR CONSIDERABLE JESUS POWERS.


3. So can Tsuna's new gloves read minds or something (and now I just pictured them slipping from their focus on Enma for a moment and picking up a residual "OMG BOSS IS SO COOL *_*" from his adoring subordinates off in the corner XD), or is the fully powered-up Simon ring projecting Enma's SADNESS all around the room for all to feel (I imagine this is something like how Longchamp would be if he ever went into Hyper Mode), or is Tsuna just that gay for his Eeyoreish rival over here?

Either way, despite my loling around making irreverent remarks, this is actually making me really sad. ;_; ENMAAAA baby hang in there it's gonna be all right. TSUNA SAID SO WITH A REFRESHING FACE SO IT MUST BE TRUE.


4. Damn, I've never seen Tsuna so motivated. He's getting all up in Enma's face like a tough but well-meaning fitness coach in a Lifetime special or Disney Channel original movie. "Enma! *SLAM* IT'S ME! OPEN YOUR EYEEEEES."

And then we have a marvelous bitchslap, which is then followed by the most shounen words (in context, anyway) that Tsuna has ever uttered: "Is it not working?" OH MY GOD, PUNCHING DIDN'T WORK? WELL, SNAP, I AM ALL FRESH OUT OF IDEAS.


5. I know this is a traumatic and also tragically hilarious page of Tsuna getting squashed by falling rocks a la Wile E. Coyote, but for some reason all I can see in that top panel is that the back of Enma's throne looks like boobs. >_>


6. Oh! Such tenacity even whilst getting his spine rearranged! What an aggressive Jesusing strategy! Tsuna, this is why you are the master and we are all just awed spectators watching you go to work. But will this gamble pay off?

Yes! Yes, it will! With a flashback that seems custom designed to remind us all that while Giotto has had some pretty damn gay flashbacks, they will look like absolutely nothing once the day comes for Tsuna to throw together his own eclectic collection of random flashback memory objects to pass on to the Vongola Eleventh.

Hear his cries, young Enma! Hear his cries!


7. I really like this page, but part of me would have liked it even more if Enma's realization that Giotto never betrayed Cozart was followed up with an "oh, whoops" or something. XD

ALSO! Can I just say--is this the sparkliest page ever in the history of Reborn, or is this the sparkliest page ever in the history of Reborn? OH, YOU CRAZY KIDS. YOU MADE IT AFTER ALL. I SO BADLY WANTED YOU TO KISS ON THIS PAGE IT WAS RIDICULOUS. Like, to the point where I am half-convinced you actually DID and it was just off-screen or something. (IT WOULD EXPLAIN WHY LAMBO IS BLUSHING!)

No, but I'm sure they're just very good friends, really.


8. Anyway, I can see it's time for me to stop being a dumb fangirl and try to focus again. Poor Enma. T_T Though maybe he can take comfort in the fact that regardless of the circumstances, the phrase "I can't control my own power anymore" has got to make him secretly feel at least a little bit badass.

At least until he started falling in his own black hole. XD (Also, no, Amano, black holes are not magnetic. It's cute though that you are just totally making up your own rules at this point and SCREW REAL SCIENCE, WHO NEEDS IT ANYWAY.)


9. "MORE THAN THE X BURNER?! THAT'S IMPOSSIBLE!" I like how Gokudera and Yamamoto are kind enough to give Reborn such satisfying "WHAT NO WAY!" reactions whenever he gives them a dramatic build up like this. They are adorable.


10. Case in point. XD

Well, Tsuna, I'm sure your new two-handed X Burner is going to be totally fucking badass regardless, but you can rest easy knowing that even if it isn't, your fanclub will be thoroughly awed and blown away regardless. One of these days I keep expecting Gokudera to whip out a camcorder and start filming Tsuna's battles like Tomoyo in CCS. Shitt P. can even provide the costumes. It'll be fabulous.


AND HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ALL MY MARCH BIFFLES, [livejournal.com profile] ranty_rie, [livejournal.com profile] downpours, [livejournal.com profile] erisabesu, and [livejournal.com profile] doomcake, as well as [livejournal.com profile] spaceremix tomorrow! BUON COMPLEANNO MY DUDES. ♥

[identity profile] spaceremix.livejournal.com 2011-04-02 09:31 pm (UTC)(link)
Heee thank you! ♥ :3c




and oh man that chapter.... hhhhhhhn

[identity profile] makeste.livejournal.com 2011-04-02 09:56 pm (UTC)(link)
♥ Hope you have a kickass day.

This chapter was so sparkly and filled with shounen and lulz. I adore it.

[identity profile] spaceremix.livejournal.com 2011-04-02 10:01 pm (UTC)(link)
Thanks, I shall try to! :3c

it was hhhhhhh.
way2dawn: Riku smiling on the Dark Beach (Gokudera/*grin*)

[personal profile] way2dawn 2011-04-02 09:36 pm (UTC)(link)
Hooray for Jesusing! And Hyper Intuition!

But seriously, I actually loved this chapter. Fuck the haters.

[identity profile] makeste.livejournal.com 2011-04-02 09:59 pm (UTC)(link)
THREE CHEERS FOR TSUNA THE WONDERKID.

There were haters? Then again, it's KHR, dunno why I'm surprised. XD Anyway, yeah, I loved this chapter, it is everything about the series that tickles my fangirl summed up in 18 pages of aggressive shounen friendship punches.
way2dawn: Riku smiling on the Dark Beach (YamaTsunaGoku/famiglia)

[personal profile] way2dawn 2011-04-02 11:05 pm (UTC)(link)
Huzzah!

18 pages of aggressive shounen friendship punches

Best description EVER.

[identity profile] elanor-pam.livejournal.com 2011-04-02 11:39 pm (UTC)(link)
And so Enma collapses into himself like a washed out, forgotten celebrity dying star. THE WEIGHT OF HIS EMO WAS TOO HEAVY. SO HEAVY IT BROKE THE BOUNDARIES OF SPACE-TIME.

I also think I won't be teasing Amano about the magnetic thing until I read a translation that's not Mangastream's, because for all I know what was actually said was "attracting power" or "sucking power".

You know what would be hilarious? Theories say that black holes are the secret to time travel, each of them functioning as one opening for a wormhole. Now, what if Enma has opened a wormhole for the past, into Cozart's time, and Tsuna's epic W-X-burner travels back in time to incinerate him and the rest of the primos? WOULDN'T THAT BE IRONIC.

[identity profile] demoerin.livejournal.com 2011-04-03 07:38 am (UTC)(link)
Ahaha, the black hole theory. I was thinking "is Tsuna incinerating some different dimension?" but the time travel idea is much better. XD

[identity profile] makeste.livejournal.com 2011-04-03 03:48 pm (UTC)(link)
I almost made a joke yesterday along the lines of "Wow, Enma, I never knew you were that dense" but I decided it would be too cruel.

Yeah, I figured that the magnetic thing wasn't meant literally, but the thing is that even if she did mean something along the lines of "sucking power" the physics in that page are so ridiculous I need to mock them in some way. XD

And since the wormhole thing would be yet another example of Amano fucking with science to the point of making it unrecognizable, I am ALL FOR IT. Besides, then it would be Tsuna's turn for an "oh, whoops" moment.

[identity profile] azartti.livejournal.com 2011-04-02 11:59 pm (UTC)(link)
I keep expecting Gokudera to whip out a camcorder and start filming Tsuna's battles like Tomoyo in CCS. Shitt P. can even provide the costumes.

PFFFFFFFFFFF AHAHAHAHAHA OMFG YES! This needs to be made into a fic.

Enma can be Syaoran and Eriol is ttly Giotto.

[identity profile] elanor-pam.livejournal.com 2011-04-03 12:14 am (UTC)(link)
Seconding this like X-BURNING.

[identity profile] makeste.livejournal.com 2011-04-03 03:52 pm (UTC)(link)
I am already halfway to writing it orz. XDDD

Enma can be Syaoran

YESSSSS oh my god that's perfect.

and Eriol is ttly Giotto.

YES. And Hibari can be Yue and... well, Reborn, you make absolutely no sense as Kero-chan, but given that you're the mascot-sized one who's always hanging around giving advice, do I really have any other choice?

[identity profile] elanor-pam.livejournal.com 2011-04-03 04:23 pm (UTC)(link)
But if Hibari is Yue... WHO IS YUKITO???

And for that matter... WHO IS TOUYA?

/steps in

[identity profile] azartti.livejournal.com 2011-04-03 07:55 pm (UTC)(link)
YAMAMOTO IS YUKITO!

Touya can be Dino?

Re: /steps in

[identity profile] elanor-pam.livejournal.com 2011-04-03 09:05 pm (UTC)(link)
Well, considering no one knows what goes on inside Yamamoto's brain, and he sometimes gets scarily serious... I -can- see him being secretly Hibari. XD;

Dino as Touya is just guaranteed lulz, though.

[identity profile] azartti.livejournal.com 2011-04-03 09:48 pm (UTC)(link)
But Dino can see what kind of person Hibari is, would have lulz that come with Dino but I don't think that's too bad.

[identity profile] azartti.livejournal.com 2011-04-03 07:57 pm (UTC)(link)
Aldelheid can be Meiling |D

Instead of sweets he has guns? XDDDD Oh Rebokero-chan you're so cute :'DDD

[identity profile] azartti.livejournal.com 2011-04-03 07:58 pm (UTC)(link)
ALSO YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY I LOVE YOU SO MUCH ♥

[identity profile] chuuni.livejournal.com 2011-04-03 04:11 am (UTC)(link)
Hahaha I love how you can still make jabbing remarks at those two even when they're blinding everyone in the fandom with their blatant bromance.

SERIOUSLY ENMA TSUNA JUST GET MARRIED ALREADY YOU TWO.

Ahem, apart from that. There were a lot of translation mistakes in Mangastream's version again and I just don't even, so do read the IEM version when it comes out!

It was funny how Enma forgot about the thing with Iemitsu...but I guess we'll come to that later. Right now Enma is just so relieved and joyful about the fact that Tsuna really did come for him when he was in need. I'm just so happy for them.

[identity profile] makeste.livejournal.com 2011-04-03 03:59 pm (UTC)(link)
Absolutely I can make fun of them! Even though they are total sweethearts, yes. ♥

SERIOUSLY ENMA TSUNA JUST GET MARRIED ALREADY YOU TWO.

FOR REALS.

And I do plan on reading the IEM translation as soon as they get that finished, but in the meantime, Mangastream does have really good cleaners and epic lulz, so it's all good.

It was funny how Enma forgot about the thing with Iemitsu...

I know, I keep wondering what's going to happen with that. But I guess right now he's too overwhelmed by the double friendship whammy of Primo having been vindicated and Tsuna having come to rescue him. Also, even though he wasn't around for the big Julie = Spade reveal, it's possible that after finding out Spade was the mastermind behind the Primo/Cozart incident, he's willing to give Iemitsu the benefit of the doubt for the time being. As a sort of "if I was wrong about everything else..." thing.

Either way, though, I'm actually happy they didn't get to that right away, because it allowed us to have this sweet untainted moment while still holding some potential angst in reserve for the future. Which is just how I like it. |D

[identity profile] teruame.livejournal.com 2011-04-03 06:32 am (UTC)(link)
XD Your LOLtastically awesome reviews of the chapters never fail to cheer me up. :)

*HUGS YA because she misses you* ;A;

[identity profile] doomcake.livejournal.com 2011-04-03 06:56 am (UTC)(link)
Hahaha this chapter made me lol so much. Oh, Amano you crazy crackwhore, we love you. ♥

ALSO thank you for the birthday wishes, bby! /o/ ♥♥♥ I had a fabulous day basking in the sun at the beach! (Oh man, so many people on my f-list had birthdays in March; it's like we're taking over the internet!!)

[identity profile] demoerin.livejournal.com 2011-04-03 07:37 am (UTC)(link)
"Is it not working?" OH MY GOD, PUNCHING DIDN'T WORK? WELL, SNAP, I AM ALL FRESH OUT OF IDEAS.
That bit was so ridiculous. Why would the punch work, anyway? Enma wants LOVE, Tsuna!

I SO BADLY WANTED YOU TO KISS ON THIS PAGE IT WAS RIDICULOUS.
I keep saying this! Eveywhere! Common sense will not hold me back WHY AREN'T THEY MAKING OUT.

I don't think Amano actually mean that the black holes were magnetic. it's just a wait of saying "attracting power", or a translation choice. And the extent of the fanboying from Gokudera and Yamamoto really was hilarious.

[identity profile] morgrix.livejournal.com 2011-04-03 01:15 pm (UTC)(link)
hahahaha

You know, when Enma started falling in his own black hole, I was like this:

[identity profile] ojuzu.livejournal.com 2011-04-03 02:51 pm (UTC)(link)
I SO BADLY WANTED YOU TO KISS ON THIS PAGE IT WAS RIDICULOUS. Like, to the point where I am half-convinced you actually DID and it was just off-screen or something. (IT WOULD EXPLAIN WHY LAMBO IS BLUSHING!)

I've started judging shounen friendship/rivalry by the standards of 'If one of them were female, would they be the love interest? If yes, then due to gender and sexual identity being fluid and needing to be played around with more, the character in question is in fact the love interest.' (Hey, if it works for Hikaru no Go.) Therefore, YES THEY TOTALLY KISSED.

"It's too late . . . I can't control my own power anymore. . . ."

And this, ladies and gents, is where KHR turns into Akira. XD

Also, for some reason Yamamoto and Gokudera are looking really good in their "WHAT NO WAY" reaction panels. I've been less appreciative lately of the huge panels of someone doing something cool, but I love the way those little reaction panels look.

One of these days I keep expecting Gokudera to whip out a camcorder and start filming Tsuna's battles like Tomoyo in CCS.

It would be very in-character, now that I think about it. Time for some fusion-fic, perhaps? |D

That last page: Tsuna, honey, if I may make just a tiny suggestion here? Never tell Xanxus about this.

[identity profile] animenutcase.livejournal.com 2011-04-06 05:40 pm (UTC)(link)
I was a bit surprised that Enma came to his senses so quickly, but I'm not complaining. Since Enma already knows that Giotto didn't betray Cozart, perhaps he found it in his heart to hope that Tsuna hadn't betrayed him, either.

It wouldn't surprised me if they kissed, really.

[identity profile] reidluver.livejournal.com 2011-04-16 05:15 am (UTC)(link)
One of these days I keep expecting Gokudera to whip out a camcorder and start filming Tsuna's battles like Tomoyo in CCS. Shitt P. can even provide the costumes. It'll be fabulous.

This is beautiful. XD I can so see this happening!