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makeste ([personal profile] makeste) wrote2011-04-17 09:01 pm

These weekly reviews are slowly becoming biweekly reviews.

My poor LJ is so neglected lately that I feel like I might need to hire a maid or something to look after the old place when I'm not around. Or at least remember to dust every once in a while.

Anyway, it appears that while I was away, KHR boldly challenged readers of the 21st century by becoming the first SJ manga to feature an openly gay main character! Or at least, that's what I took away from chapter 332. It's been a week since I first skimmed it, but I distinctly recall leaving with an impression of lots of explosions, heartwarming declarations of boyhood affections, and really not much else! So this will probably be a short-ish recap, done quickly and haphazardly in preparation to move on to chapter 333 which I haven't read yet and am super excited for because I LOVES ME SOME PRIMOS, OH YES I DO.


1. I must say, coming back and revisiting this page a week later, with the original context all but a distant memory, is extremely disorienting! So I had to go back and quickly reread 331 as well. At which point I discovered that knowing the context really doesn't do fuckall to actually help it make sense!

In fact, I sometimes wonder how I would explain these things to a random layperson inquiring for some reason about what I am reading. "Well, you see, this is Tsuna's friend who was his enemy but is now his friend again, and he turned into a black hole because he can't control his powers." Judging by the incredulous looks I am imagining them giving me, that probably didn't go any better than it would have had I used my fallback explanation, which was something along the lines of, "Enma decided he wanted to be a black hole for Halloween. What."


2. Blah blah soft flames blah recoil blah blah counter burner blah. Damn you Reborn, you knew that by using big words I would immediately get SO FUCKING BORED that I would stop reading entirely and just take you at your word! Even if it in all likelihood is full of bull! Whatever! YOU BASTARD.


3. Oh, he can fire with both hands because he's wearing new contacts. That makes PERFECT sense.

...did he really just say "STAND BY FOR DISCHARGE" or is that just MS gleefully fucking with us. ???


4. AWWWWWWW YIIISSSSSS IT'S A GIANT TWO PAGE SPREAD OF FLAMING DEATH, CHECK IT YOU GUYS. AND I GUESS THIS GIANT WAVE OF FLAME IS GOING TO HELP ENMA SOMEHOW???!?!??!

LOOKS LIKE! HOLY WOW! CAN THIS POSSIBLY BE THE DUMBEST THING I'VE EVER SEEN IN KHR? I FEEL LIKE MY BRAIN CELLS ARE SHRIVELLING IN AWE AT THE SHEER BALLSY STUPIDITY OF IT! AND IF THE STUPIDITY DOESN'T KILL ME SURELY THE SO-BLATANT-AS-TO-ALMOST-BE-APPALLING INNUENDO WILL!!


5. OH ENMA, YOU ADORABLE CHILD YOU. WANNA BET? I JUST WANT TO GIVE YOU A HEADPAT, YOU ARE TOO MUCH.


6. "I'M DISINTEGRATING! THIS MUST BE HARMONY." Oh my lord this chapter is a riot.

AND WHAT THE HELL, TSUNA, DID YOU JUST BLOW UP THE FUCKING SIMON KREMLIN?! YOU WILD CHILD.

And I fucking love how Gokudera and Yamamoto are just standing there encompassed by flames with their arms in front of their faces (or are they actually using their own flames as shields? Couldn't quite tell) like that's all the goddamn protection they need. And Reborn doesn't even bother with that because what the hell ever man. It's like a warm breeze.


7. "ARE YOU ALL RIGHT TSUNA? WE ARE RUNNING OVER TO YOU IN CONCERN EVEN THOUGH SECRETLY WE ARE BOTH NOW TERRIFIED OF YOU FOREVER!" Or at least, I would be.

At any rate it's all good because Tsuna is looking not the least bit worn for wear! He's far more concerned about Enma! Well, to answer your question, Tsuna, in any world that made any sort of remotely logical sense he would have been disintegrated, BUT, since this is KHR...!


8. --he is FINE!

And okay, in spite of the stunning destruction of any and all shreds of logical trappings that might have once remained in this manga before this point, I have to admit I am all kinds of relieved right now. ;_;

Plus, his hair is all mussed up, which. Socute. |D


9. "I'm sorry," he says. Instead of, "what the fuck." Oh, Enma. ._. You really are a Jesus type too.

Teehee, and they're all on the edge of their seats now. WHAT IS TSUNA'S PRIDE???! I BET IT'S SOMETHING SUPER AWESOME!!


10. *_______________________________*

God damn you, Amano, here I was all set to declare this chapter the dumbest fucking thing I have ever read and then you go and GAY IT UP so much that I can't help but be won over by its warm friendship embrace. This chapter just got a fuzzy pink aura! I feel all tingly inside.

Haha but seriously this chapter was just so dumb it was almost amazing. This entire thing was about Tsuna blowing up Enma into redemption because HIS FRIENDS ARE HIS PRIDE. Holy shit. Not that it's necessarily a bad thing--if anything, this is shounen in its purest form without any of the usual shiny trappings. Maybe not the most refined form of literature, but its heart is in the right place and when you add the plot and character development it does become a thing of awesome. MAYBE IN THE NEXT CHAPTER WE CAN GET AWAY FROM THIS STRIPPED-DOWN BARE ESSENTIALS SHOUNEN and back to our Ikea-catalog-decorated slick and efficient shounen that we have become so accustomed and attached to with more than a little bit of entitlement!

Well, I guess we'll see! In about two seconds!

CHAPTER 333: THE RECKONING

or I guess it's actually called "SWEAR" but whatever.


1. Looks like they skipped both the splash page and the exposition scene! Haha, that must have been some exposition. I actually think that Spade may still be able to consider his evil plan at least partially successful solely because of the sheer awkwardness that must have been contained in that explanation.

Anyway, Enma wants to know if it would be all right if he came... to help rescue Chrome. Geez, people, get your minds out of the gutter!

For what it's worth, Tsuna looks like this is all he wanted for Christmas. I think it's safe to say that's a yes. |D


2. My God this page is adorable. From Reborn wasting no time in laying into the happy couple to Lambo proudly declaring that Tsuna is TOTALLY THE BESTEST! at sucking to everyone else just cracking up like this is the funniest shit they ever heard in their lives, I think I am kind of in love with this page.


3. SO OF COURSE THESE FUCKERS JUST HAD TO SHOW UP AGAIN AND SPOIL EVERYTHING. >(

"VINDICE!" They all look like they're about to follow that outburst with, "WE FORGOT YOU EXISTED!"

And fuck you, Vindice, damn you forever for making Enma make that face in the bottom right panel. MY BROKEN HEART WILL BE SENDING YOU AN ITEMIZED LIST OF DAMAGES SHORTLY, AND WE WILL SEE YOU IN COURT.


4. Tsuna, sweetie, I love you and am in full agreement with you, but I think it's fairly obvious that the Vindice don't really give a fuck whether Vongola and Simon still have a beef with each other or not. YOU MAY HAVE NOTICED THAT THEY ARE SORT OF ASSHOLES!

But we'll get to that later--right now it looks like we're about to get our flashback on once again, and with by far the most interesting key we've gotten so far, too!

(Quick question--so does Mukuro being present mean Chrome doesn't count as a guardian right now, or what? Because that kinda sucks. :/)


5. FLASHBACK BULLET POINTS!

  • "IT'S BEEN YEARS SINCE THE THREE OF US HAVE BEEN TOGETHER LIKE THIS, HUH?" Giotto, that's not something I want you to say with your pants on. Tsuna's been so obliging lately--you should really take your cue from him and give the fangirls something to work with too.
  • "How are you going to deal with that traitor Daemon?" "I've got an idea about that. Basically we just pretend like nothing ever happened." Um... Cozart? You take a few too many hits to the cranium before the Vongola entourage showed up, my dude?
  • Seriously Cozart, I love you like a bro but this plan you are describing sounds like it might just be the shittiest plan anyone has ever come up with in the name of good! Which is saying something since Tsuna just purified a man with fiery explosions in the previous chapter!
  • "You plan to have your future generations carry that burden?" "I do." Okay... maybe not the shittiest plan so much as the douchiest one. XD
  • Despite that, I still can't help but admire his sheer hardcore-ness, as well as the fact that he is still by far the prettiest gentleman in this manga filled with hosts of attractive males.
  • --OH WAIT! SECOND PRETTIEST. SORRY, I FORGOT G WAS THERE!
  • AND I GUESS WE ALL KNOW WHERE GOKUDERA GETS HIS NARRATIVE TENDENCIES FROM NOW, EH?
  • lol did he seriously do a voice-over narration in mid-flashback, though? That is amazing.
  • Oh, you guys. I just want to smack all three of these fools upside the head, but damned if they don't manage to be awesome defined even when standing around in the middle of the woods making incredibly stupid decisions that will have horrific consequences for their future offspring decades down the line.


6. "DID SOMEBODY SAY... SWEAR?" OHHHHH SNAP. HOW COULD WE HAVE FORGOTTEN THAT IN THE MAFIA, EVEN BROMANTIC PINKY PROMISES ARE TAKEN DEAD FUCKING SERIOUSLY? Whoops.

Also, what the hell is this? Vindice Top Hat Arcobaleno and Vindice Looks-Kind-of-Like-Zangetsu-from-Bleach Guy?

Or, should we call him... Bermuda von Vichtenstein?

...no, seriously, should we? I really have no fucking clue.


7. GEE WHIZ THAT FLASHBACK SURE WAS SHOCKING BUT BEFORE WE TAKE TIME TO PROCESS ANY OF THAT, VINDICE ARE YOU PERCHANCE HUNGRY? BECAUSE IT LOOKS LIKE REBORN IS ALL OF TWO SECONDS AWAY FROM SERVING YOU UP A DELICIOUS KNUCKLE SANDWICH!

Seriously, holy shit. If I was them and that last panel was addressed toward me, all my bandages would come comically unrolled from sheer terror as I fled for my unlife.


8. Not these guys, though. Maddeningly unbothered as always. Does anyone find the fact that Reborn all but flipped out and these guys just stood there and went, "Hmm, nah" at his demands crazy intimidating?

Good thing Enma is there to break the tension by being tragically heroic.

--WAIT, NO! THIS IS NOT A GOOD THING AT ALL! D8 D8 D8


9. OH THANK GOD, HE GETS AN AMNESTY PERIOD. *WIPES BROW IN PROFOUND RELIEF*


10. And I guess that's our cue to switch back over to the lolific battle between Dick and Dickisher. Pineapple vs Watermelon! Fab vs Fabulous! And to think, Chrome has a front row seat to all this. I am so jealous.

I cannot freaking wait until Tsuna and the gang finally catch up so that they can all stand there gaping while Hibari has a full-blown rageoplexy and barrages the both of them with like fifty million spiked hedgehogs. It is going to be so. sweet. |D

And Happy Belated and/or Soon-to-Be Birthday to [livejournal.com profile] half_sleeping, [livejournal.com profile] reidluver, [livejournal.com profile] betterinorange, [livejournal.com profile] azartti, and [livejournal.com profile] chibikaya! ♥ ♥ ♥

A+++++ would read again

[identity profile] chuuni.livejournal.com 2011-04-18 01:27 am (UTC)(link)
It's good to see you around again!

So many things I agreed with in your reviews so I'm just going to say I AGREE WITH ALL OF THIS AND ESPECIALLY THIS:

Despite that, I still can't help but admire his sheer hardcore-ness, as well as the fact that he is still by far the prettiest gentleman in this manga filled with hosts of attractive males.

But to me Cozart is hotter than G in the department of sheer manliness. Like I-don't-give-a-fuck-about-fashion-because-I'm-so-fucking-masculine manliness.

And for the part where Enma says he understands Cozart.......is it just me or is Enma just thinking "NOW THAT I THINK ABOUT IT I WOULD TOTALLY DO THE SAME THING FOR TSUNA-KUN YEP"

Also is it just me or is Tsuna completely smitten with Enma already. Oh wait he's been smitten ever since before the ceremony /snickers. Look at him. Look at him. I am at least glad that Tsuna and Enma get to stick together for at least a little while longer. They need to re-bond badly. And Reborn practically married them, he gave them the dame-dame-combi name, that part was so cute I got cavities.

APART FROM THE SHINY AMOUNTS OF EARTH/SKY IN THE RECENT CHAPTERS I am looking very forward to the fruits fight and also just what the hell up with the clear pacifier.

Re: A+++++ would read again

[identity profile] makeste.livejournal.com 2011-04-18 02:09 am (UTC)(link)
♥! Thanks.

Cozart is pretty goddamn manly. Giotto is the luckiest dude in existence. How do you win the jackpot twice?? It boggles the mind.

is it just me or is Enma just thinking "NOW THAT I THINK ABOUT IT I WOULD TOTALLY DO THE SAME THING FOR TSUNA-KUN YEP"

SO I'M NOT THE ONLY ONE WHO PICKED UP ON THAT, EH? |D And I really liked that part because it also showed that even the babyfaced Simon boss has a little bit of manly badassness in him, too. Cozart would be proud.

Also is it just me or is Tsuna completely smitten with Enma already.

ACTUALLY--

Oh wait he's been smitten ever since before the ceremony

--oh, okay, never mind. Cuz I was gonna say... XD

But yeah, they are totally smitten with each other, and I have to say, it looks like everyone else in Tsuna's group at the very least ships them as well. MAFIA APPROVED! And I'm so glad the Vindice haven't taken Enma yet. Hopefully they never will get a chance to get their hands on him. :| Or else Bermuda will inevitably find himself on the opposing end of whatever flametastic upgrade Tsuna gets next. BETTER NOT MESS, BUDDY.

And yes, the next chapter should be pretty entertaining. Looking forward to it. :D

Re: A+++++ would read again

[identity profile] chuuni.livejournal.com 2011-04-18 02:24 am (UTC)(link)
Giotto has a pimpcape that's why. Also, he's quite the beauty for a man too. Although you can tell he's totally a girl in love around Cozart mhgfkhjfhjg

I swear after his bandages are off, Enma is looking more and more like Cozart each day. He's also slowly picking up on the manly badassery too but without completely losing the sweet moe side of him, which I am glad to see. I liked how he asked to help Tsuna on his own (cue Tsuna becoming a flustered girl with a crush).

THEY SHOULD MAKE OUT ALREADY.

it looks like everyone else in Tsuna's group at the very least ships them as well

At least the biggest shippers we know of are Reborn and Adelheid. And perhaps Hibari too lolololol he does call the both of them "little animals" which means he's not surprised to see them huddle up with each other ok ok sorry 1827 shippers.

[identity profile] melissa-42.livejournal.com 2011-04-18 01:56 am (UTC)(link)
Bermuda von Vichtenstein

Loling forever

[identity profile] makeste.livejournal.com 2011-04-18 02:11 am (UTC)(link)
I am just going to assume that this means the other Vindice are named Aruba, Jamaica, Bahama, Montego, and so on. AND INEVITABLY WE WILL EVENTUALLY LEARN THAT THE NEW ARCO'S NAME IS KOKOMO.

♥ this fucking manga.

[identity profile] amcw177.livejournal.com 2011-04-18 10:37 am (UTC)(link)
I vote 'Havana Von Arschlochwinkl' as one of the Vindice. Actual place in Austria, trufax. Roughly translates to 'asshole corner'. Or, aternatively, 'Von Fucking'. We are weird, weird people. LOL

[identity profile] ojuzu.livejournal.com 2011-04-18 02:43 am (UTC)(link)
I think these two chapters might be the most homoromantic shounen I've ever read. And, being a longtime Hikaru no Go fan, that is saying something.

Bermuda von Vichtenstein

So let me get this straight: We have someone from Germany (or thereabouts). In eastern Europe. To talk to two guys who've been living in Japan. Who both grew up in Italy.

*coughs* Sorry, just checking my geography there.

(Quick question--so does Mukuro being present mean Chrome doesn't count as a guardian right now, or what? Because that kinda sucks. :/)

Chrome is definitely the real Mist guardian; she got the ring and everything. I'm guessing she's watching the flashbacks too, but it looks more dramatic to have everything even and Mukuro across from Daemon Spade.

YOU MAY HAVE NOTICED THAT THEY ARE SORT OF ASSHOLES!

To "This law was set in place by your ancestors," I mentally tacked on "By the way, your ancestors were sort of dicks."

I love the little bandaged-up Arcobaleno. Look, it's proto-Reborn!

Hahaha YES, that is exactly how that fight should go. And then Chrome gets the ring-rock, powers up, and saves the day! With, like, a hairclip or something.

Also, I apparently know without looking that the sixth path of reincarnation is that of divine beings. Huh.

[identity profile] makeste.livejournal.com 2011-04-18 11:16 pm (UTC)(link)
Speaking as someone who still remembers that one Naruto chapter where Konohamaru demonstrated his Sexy no Jutsu: Boy on Boy Technique, I am in full agreement with you.

Hey, what can I say, the mafia gets around.

And others have since pointed out that Mukuro possessed Chrome again (guess I missed that when I read 329 the first time around), so it's all good. I wonder if Mukuro got to see any of the previous flashbacks, though? Eh, I guess he probably just bittorrented them from Chrome.

To "This law was set in place by your ancestors," I mentally tacked on "By the way, your ancestors were sort of dicks."

Haha, yes.

And then Chrome gets the ring-rock, powers up, and saves the day! With, like, a hairclip or something.

VG HAIRCLIP LOLOL. I'm curious what it actually will be. She and Chuckles are my last hope for earrings, but a new eyepatch seems like all but a sure bet at this point; alas. XD

[identity profile] azartti.livejournal.com 2011-04-18 03:01 am (UTC)(link)
I've missed your reviews so much ;w; /hugs you forever

And THANK YOU! ♥ ;3; I had a great time on the weekend 'cuz life sucks and I have to work on the day of my birthday 8|

[identity profile] makeste.livejournal.com 2011-04-18 11:17 pm (UTC)(link)
*HUGS BACK! HOORAY!!!!* ♥ ♥

And I'm glad you had an awesome weekend! Too bad you had to work today, though. XD Ah, well, the actual day doesn't matter so much, as long as you got to celebrate.

Yay, you're back! :]

(Anonymous) 2011-04-18 03:11 am (UTC)(link)
Hello there! I'm just a lurking anon who loves to read your reviews. <3 I don't usually do this sort of thing, but I just wanted to comment to, a), say thank you for writing such marvellous and witty posts, and b), to respond to this...

Quick question--so does Mukuro being present mean Chrome doesn't count as a guardian right now, or what? Because that kinda sucks. :/

... just because I actually think that they more or less DID show Chrome in that panel -- because Mukuro is possessing her body. As far as I know, when Spade undid the illusionary barrier, Mukuro's consciousness came rushing to the rescue and switched into Chrome's body (despite her best efforts to stop him, if I recall correctly -- I could be wrong, but as I remember it, it took quite a lot of taunting on Spade's part for Mukuro finally to break through). Which means that Mukuro/Chrome just looks like Mukuro right now, where as before, they looked like Chrome. I'm pretty sure that both of them get the memories in any case. :]

Well, that's just my take on it anyways! Again, thank you so much for sharing these awesome posts! <3

Re: Yay, you're back! :]

[identity profile] makeste.livejournal.com 2011-04-18 11:24 pm (UTC)(link)
Hey there, anon! ♥

Heh, I went and reread chapter 329 and I think you're right! For some reason I had initially gotten the impression he had appeared standing in front of her, in fully-solid illusion form (kinda like TYL!him used to play with Byakuran during Choice), but upon going back my super-slow self finally noticed the part where a) her silhouette seemingly turns into his, and b) she's not shown in any of the panels afterward). DERP. But that makes more sense in any case, since illusion-only!Mukuro vs a Spade who's still possessing Julie's physical body isn't really an even match.

And I wonder if both of them do get the memories, although I suppose it doesn't matter much given that Mukuro can just stream them through Chrome if he wants. But now I'm curious!

Anyway, thanks for helping clear that up, and for the kind words! ♥ Glad you like my posts, heh. :)

(Anonymous) 2011-04-18 03:33 am (UTC)(link)
It should be pointed out that while to us Tsuna's plan to rescue Enma by burning him to a crisp seems ill advised remember he was operating under shounen law, so in a way it made perfect sense :D Speaking of which I also loved how everyone was so eager to learn Tsuna’s pride which let’s be honest was as predictably shounen as you can get and one that I called form day one. None the less it was a heart warming chapter though I felt the fight ended really quickly.

The Vindice don't seem to have any tact when it comes to picking off characters and seem to arrive every five chapters or so for the soul purpose of reminding everyone of their godliness. I especially got that feeling in this chapter where nobody even bothered to question them, despite the fact they never even verified Enmas pride. I honestly think it would just be easier if the Vongola at least tried to stop them rather than just gape in awe at the newest flashback. Incidently I needed to read the chapter twice just to try to understand Cozarts reasoning but I'm still in the dark if anyone thinks they can explain, and him saying he was quite happy to leave the burden to the future generations seemed really dickish.

I think I found Reborn to be rather adorable as opposed to menacing due to both his oversized fist and the fact that in the same chapter we have been introduced to the Vindice Arcolabeno who is now so much higher up in the scary baby department.

[identity profile] demoerin.livejournal.com 2011-04-18 03:57 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm still in the dark if anyone thinks they can explain, and him saying he was quite happy to leave the burden to the future generations seemed really dickish.
This gives me an excuse to complain about the one thing I didn't like about this chapter, so I'ma just jump in here.

Cozart probably thought that "the future generation" meant only his kids, and probably only for a few years. It's not like he knew Spade was going to live for the next few centuries, and the Simon seemed to be happy on their island. Hell, even if they decided to move to one of the main Japanese islands they'd be out of the way enough to dodge the attention of the 18thC Mafia.

Mostly, the writing in chapter 333 was bad. Cozart, G, and Giotto talk like the hiding will go on foreverrrrr, when the plan ought to be that they'll let it go on until they figure out the extent of Spade's power base and how to take him down. Instead it sounds like the Vongola are going to let the traitor hang around and do what he likes. This is probably so the conversation sounds epic and devoted to the 200YL characters and to us readers -- "We'll hide forever for your safety!" "We will always support you!" -- but it ends up ridiculous on several levels. This is the kind of thing I hope gets revised in the volume version of the chapter.

[identity profile] makeste.livejournal.com 2011-04-18 11:32 pm (UTC)(link)
It should be pointed out that while to us Tsuna's plan to rescue Enma by burning him to a crisp seems ill advised remember he was operating under shounen law, so in a way it made perfect sense :D

Agreed. 8D I'm with you on the even-though-it-was-totally-predictable-somehow-Amano-managed-to-make-Tsuna's-pride-heartwarming-nonetheless part too. And it was a pretty short fight, but I didn't really mind, especially now that she seems to be dropping more hints for the long-hoped-for Prison Break Arc (PLEASE YES, OH MY GOD).

I did get annoyed that Enma's pride was never even mentioned, but it was pretty clear for everyone to see that Tsuna was the winner any way you looked at it, so I gave them a free pass for that one. But yeah, they really aren't playing by anyone's rules but theirs, those guys. Once again, keeping my fingers crossed for a prison break arc following this, possibly with Bermuda teehee set up as the new Big Bad (anyone who can intimidate even freaking Giotto--much less Reborn--would definitely be someone to be reckoned with).

Regarding Cozart's reasoning, I totally agree with you, although if [livejournal.com profile] demoerin is right then I hope they do make that edit once the tankoubon comes out. Maybe IEM's eventual translation will help clear matters up a bit too.

And see, I've always found Reborn to be both adorable and menacing, which I believe to be the true secret to his power. XD

(Anonymous) 2011-04-19 03:18 am (UTC)(link)
I think demoerin makes a good point, that the plan go into hiding was never meant to go on for so long and this would make sense if the intention was to lull Spade into a false sense of security. Still whats bugging me is that according to the latest chapter it would be common knowledge amongst the mafia world that the Shimon were wiped out by the Vongola, but at the beginning of the arc only the Shimon believed this and the Ninth didn't even seem to know about the war. Also why did the Vindice even show up in front of Cozart and Giotto and why did they decide to make this strange pride battle pact over something that was established as a ruse to fool Daemon. Not even interested in Mukuro vs Spade right now as I'm greatly anticipating the final memory which will (fingers crossed) answer all these questions.

Also Daemon must be so pissed that he got hoodwinked and didn't even figure it out in over a century :D

[identity profile] makeste.livejournal.com 2011-04-19 12:39 pm (UTC)(link)
Well, see, I'm thinking that's why the Vindice are doing this whole pride battles thing to begin with. When they initially showed up they did mention that this was "the second time this law had been put into motion", implying that the pact between Cozart and Giotto had already been broken once before. And we saw in this chapter that there were two promises made--Giotto swore that Vongola would support Simon, and Cozart swore that the Simon family would never harbor resentment toward the Vongola.

What I guess is that at some point the Vongola family broke their trust, and that's why the current generations didn't know anything about this. And then when Enma and co. declared war on Tsuna, that was the second time the pact was broken. But yeah, the final memory ought to make this a lot clearer.

And lol, yes. Though I still think he really got the better end of the deal. XD

[identity profile] smilypie.livejournal.com 2011-04-18 03:33 am (UTC)(link)
Heyyy man c8 It's been a forever, I missed you ♥

332

1- Trying to explain khr to any random person at anytime is pretty difficult in and of itself, but this is probably the hardest thing to make sense of. But Enma wanting to be a black hole for Halloween, oh god I am dying here.

4- I guess this is Amano's way of topping Ghost and Byakuran's deaths?? I'm suddenly scared of how ridiculous she can really make things jfghksd.

8- Is it bad that I'm upset that Byakuran was disintegrated even though Enma wasn't? Not that I want Enma to be fried I'm glad he's okay too ;; (and not that Byakuran isn't just fine now apparently) but fdjgkj.

10- And when we thought this series couldn't get gayer! Oh boy I was flailing and giggling so much at this I can't even gdlsgfjs Can they just get married now please?

But yes this chapter was pretty silly, very hard to take seriously lolol

333

1- I'm glad we didn't have to go through the whole exposition, really. Especially since the one part that was said has been know for almost the entire arc, pretty much.

But awww, it's kind of adorable seeing Tsuna so happy about that. Things are starting to feel right for him again! Enma actually helping and all.

2- HAPPY TIMES AGAIN 8'D (for two seconds anyway)

4- I think that Mukuro took Chrome's place actually... though I can't really be sure since I skimmed that part and my connection's not quick enough to check right now.. ;; but I think he took over her body after all the blood hacking. So technically her face can't be shown getting the flashback since Mukuro's face is her face? Or something like that.

5- Honestly after reading Cozart's...plan, it occurred to me that I should feel bad for thinking Giotto was such a dick this whole time when apparently Cozart is much more of a dick! FFFFFFF.

lol did he seriously do a voice-over narration in mid-flashback, though? That is amazing.

LOL oh man I didn't even realize how ridiculous that was XDD

6- Aaaaaand Amano's apparently made herself another plothole to fill! Hopefully this will actually be explained. Unlike, you know, the story of the rest of the Arcobaleno. Or how/why the 7^3 even exists. Or who the fuck Kawahira really is. Sob.

10- YAY I AM EXCITED FOR THIS FIGHT. I hope it's good man this better be good *bounces up and down* This is going to be fuuuun |D

[identity profile] makeste.livejournal.com 2011-04-19 11:18 pm (UTC)(link)
Smilyyyyyy! ♥ 'sup? o/

1. Yeah, I was trying to think of weirder situations that have occurred, and I'm coming up blank, and that's really saying something in a manga where a five-year-old routinely shoots himself in the face to become ten years older, the series's most drooled-over character battles foes with magic handcuffs, and Byakuran had those sparkly fairy princess fireworks wings that one time. o_o

4. Makes me wonder how Spade is eventually going to be defeated. DO WE EVEN WANT TO KNOW?

8. Well, to be fair, Enma had a black hole absorbing most of the damage, whereas all Byakuran had was his ego, and apparently even that wasn't massive enough to fend off Tsuna's super X Burner at the time. XD

10. Can they just get married now please?

THEY MIGHT AS WELL BE ALREADY.

1 (again). True. But it would almost have been worth it for the awkwardness. XD

2. ENJOY IT WHILE IT LASTS, RIGHT?

4. Yeah, upon rereading that part I think you're right.

5. after reading Cozart's...plan, it occurred to me that I should feel bad for thinking Giotto was such a dick this whole time when apparently Cozart is much more of a dick!

TRUE THIS. Even if [livejournal.com profile] demoerin is right and he only meant to have the family go in hiding for a few years, it was on the dickier side of things as far as plans go. Oh Giotto, we were wrong about you all along.

LOL oh man I didn't even realize how ridiculous that was XDD

Ridiculous...ly AWESOME.

6. Sob why did you have to bring up Kawahira. XD That mysterious man of mystery is going to be the undoing of me! But we have to have faith that one day she's going to whip him out again JUST WHEN WE LEAST EXPECT IT, like a Shouichi 2.0. THIS DAY MUST COME!

10. This battle certainly does have the potential for being the funnest there ever was. We shall see! *bounces hopefully with*

[identity profile] elanor-pam.livejournal.com 2011-04-18 04:20 am (UTC)(link)
I lolled so hard when I first saw that two-page spread of NUTS-SHAPED KAMEHAME-HA. And when I saw it again... I LOLLED AGAIN!!

Still you reminded me - I really should go check I Eat Manga and see if their translation makes better sense than the mangastream one.

[identity profile] makeste.livejournal.com 2011-04-19 11:20 pm (UTC)(link)
SHHHHH! IT'S A DEADLY ATTACK OF DEADLINESS! XD

IEM's still wasn't up the last time I checked. :( Guess they're still having trouble with their RAW provider. Oh well, must be patient.

[identity profile] storm-obsession.livejournal.com 2011-04-18 01:07 pm (UTC)(link)
Looks like Vindice Prison Break really will happen, and Amano's done a great job of preparing for that arc. Two reasons to bust that place open now, and they are awfully good reasons. And for once, Reborn will be the first one to charge in...for a pacifier.

[identity profile] demoerin.livejournal.com 2011-04-18 03:59 pm (UTC)(link)
And for once, Reborn will be the first one to charge in...for a pacifier.
HA. So true. It's the one thing to break Reborn's facade! A CLEAR PACIFIER.

[identity profile] makeste.livejournal.com 2011-04-19 11:24 pm (UTC)(link)
Yeah, I'm excited; it's looking to be all but certain now. Doesn't look as though Tsuna will be able to change the Vindice's minds by talking politely to them, after all. XD

And the Vindice have thus far been shown to be so ridiculously overpowered that they might actually present a plausible challenge to Reborn, which makes me MOST EXCITED OF ALL, because it means we might actually get to see him fight...! HOLY SHIT. But I gotta go find some wood to knock on, because even now it sounds too good to be true.

[identity profile] storm-obsession.livejournal.com 2011-04-20 01:56 pm (UTC)(link)
(I suddenly noticed my entire study desk is made of wood. ^^)

[identity profile] amberrei.livejournal.com 2011-04-18 02:12 pm (UTC)(link)
*commenting even though I noticed you have a hard time keeping up with comments*

>>KHR boldly challenged readers of the 21st century by becoming the first SJ manga to feature an openly gay main character!

AND ANCESTOR.


>>6. "I'M DISINTEGRATING! THIS MUST BE HARMONY." Oh my lord this chapter is a riot.

It's not the chapter, it's mangastream. I'm copypasting my own post from the hitman_reborn comm:

This chapter had a dramatic difference in translation, and 332 will as well: mangastream's translations FAIL TOO HARD. The whole western fandom was confused as to how Tsuna erased Enma's black hole. This and the subsequent chapter reveal (WITH THE CORRECT TRANSLATION) how:

1->"He has to get rid of the black hole with an incredible power as powerful as the Big Bang"(331)[IEM]
2->“Tsuna-kun’s flames are not blowing away my black hole, but dissolving it, burying it…this is what controls and encompasses all, the sky’s harmony”(332)[stradas@tumblr]


>>10. *_______________________________*

I PHOTOGRAPHED THE PC SCREEN WITH THAT GIANT "YOU" ON IT.



>>And fuck you, Vindice, damn you forever for making Enma make that face in the bottom right panel. MY BROKEN HEART WILL BE SENDING YOU AN ITEMIZED LIST OF DAMAGES SHORTLY, AND WE WILL SEE YOU IN COURT.


ç___ç my heart shattered too.



>># Despite that, I still can't help but admire his sheer hardcore-ness, as well as the fact that he is still by far the prettiest gentleman in this manga filled with hosts of attractive males.
# --OH WAIT! SECOND PRETTIEST. SORRY, I FORGOT G WAS THERE!

...Cozart's the prettiest. Period. *not biased*

I think there IS logic behind Cozart's decision. Daemon had understood he was Giotto's weak point (HE HIMSELF, not the Simon as a whole in my view :'D) so Cozart decides to make Daemon believe he's dead. If he and Giotto attacked Daemon, there would be casualties, and maybe Daemon wouldn't have died, so they'd be for naught. So, Cozart takes this "crazy" decision to avoid conflicts, especially the ones involving Giotto. ...in a word, he DOES do everything he can to keep his lover safe and tranquil.

...pfff I'm so high with the amount of CozaGio in this chapter. <3

[identity profile] metisket.livejournal.com 2011-04-18 08:45 pm (UTC)(link)
Haha! I actually did tell my astronomer friend about the black hole thing for the lulz, but she disappointed me.

C: Black holes seem unwieldy as a weapon. Very impractical. How would you move them around?
Me: He can control gravity, so that makes everything okay.
C: ...Actually, that is pretty much the only way it could work. I mean, once you say a guy can control gravity, he could have black holes hanging around. Why the hell not? He CONTROLS GRAVITY. The planet doesn't get sucked into a black hole unless he feels like it.
Me: You're spoiling all my fun, making it almost make sense. But at least I still have Ryouhei punching dinosaurs. You can't take that from me!
C: Most of the time I have no interest in reading this series...and then you tell me things like that.

:D

THESE CHAPTERS. KHR's flirtation with heterosexuality is apparently over. Kyoko and Haru can just get married now, right? I DON'T SEE WHY NOT. lol, if Tsuna gets much more Jesusy, I won't know how to write him anymore. Time for the boy to go home and fail at something, quick, quick! XD

PRIMOS. *headdesk* I have to tell myself that G is just rolling with this because Giotto never listens to him anyway. The first thing we ever heard him say was, "Do whatever you want, LIKE YOU ALWAYS DO." Maybe he goes along with this stupid, stupid plan because arguing with Giotto is soul-crushingly futile. I CAN DREAM.

Oh my God, Reborn flipped out. Reborn FLIPPED. OUT. ...I'm glad we've lived long enough to see this day. o_O

But I can't fear the Vindice, because I'm too busy hating them like poison. Maybe Reborn will crush them like mummified insects, that would be AMAZING. The more they're around, the more I do not want. They're starting to induce an irrational rage response. SPEAKING OF WHICH--

they can all stand there gaping while Hibari has a full-blown rageoplexy and barrages the both of them with like fifty million spiked hedgehogs. It is going to be so. sweet.

YES, THIS. It's true that seeing all those people he hates in one place may short-circuit his angry little brain for good. *twirls* This is all I want for Christmas.

...rageoplexy. XD XD XD

[identity profile] reidluver.livejournal.com 2011-04-19 06:40 am (UTC)(link)
HOW COULD YOU FORGET ABOUT G?! HE'S THE SEXIEST THING ON THIS PLANET!

Heh, as always, your reviews are a treasure and a treat, and it's fine if things are a bit hectic because unfortunately RL gets in the way. :(

Seriously, holy shit. If I was them and that last panel was addressed toward me, all my bandages would come comically unrolled from sheer terror as I fled for my unlife.

I agree with you 110% there--I was reading the chapter with my friend and we each cried out in fear at his face. -shudder- It's like the scariest thing I've seen in quite a long time. But now I'm so excited to see wha happens next because this is DEFINITE proof toward FINALLY getting into the Arcobaleno stuff that we've been waiting FOREVER for.

Awww, and thanks for the birthday wishes! ♥ You're so kind. *hug*

[identity profile] daigranon.livejournal.com 2011-04-20 10:55 am (UTC)(link)
LOL at this chapter too. The only thing that's really keeping me in KHR these days is the promise of finding out the Arcobaleno curse.

And wow, Reborn. It took 333 chapters for you to finally lose your cool...