makeste: (Shitt P Imma let you finish)
makeste ([personal profile] makeste) wrote2010-12-12 11:42 am

SHAKE AND BAKE BABY

Goddammit I just found out the first chapter of Vongola GP is THIRTY-ONE FUCKING PAGES, FUCK MY LIFE sob oh well let's just get this over with already.


I'm going to follow a different format for this and all potential future GP reviews, mostly because I'm too lazy to write paragraphs and paragraphs about a super-deformed racecar AU, no matter how adorable it is. So what I'm going to do is just read through the chapter and jot down any random observations in bullet points.

  • oh my goodness Tsuna is driving a Nuts car, a real car made of Nuts, haha this manga is my favorite already.

  • Okay, here we go! I really like that guy in the top right, the one who's shaking his fist and being all >8D about racing. I agree with his >8D because Gokudera is driving an Uri car and just blew something up. If this race really existed it would be the only sport I ever watched.

  • l-lol and he was doing it to support the Tenth, of course. OF COURSE. The tenth what, I don't even know, but who cares.

  • Man, no wonder Byakuran never took the Vongola seriously, if this was the kind of thing he was always coming across in all of his parallel universe jaunts.

  • 999 losses out of 999 races oh my god why is he even employed, why did this ever become his career of choice??

  • OH MY GOD THAT REALLY IS KYOKO, she looked so different on the cover that I honestly thought it must be some brand new AU character. CRAZY!

  • SHE'S A FLORIST. OF COURSE.

  • wait... are these... are we supposed to recognize these guys, or are they just random AU thugs? I honestly can't tell. At any rate, I love how one of them is munching on a chocolate bar because THAT'S TOTALLY WHAT RACECAR BULLIES DO, AM I RIGHT. YOU KNOW IT.

  • He decided to become a racer? He actually volunteered and wasn't coerced into it? SERIOUSLY, OMG TSUNA WHY? WAS IT BECAUSE OF THE RACER UNIFORMS? IT WAS THE UNIFORMS WASN'T IT.

  • uristorm g oh my god loling so hard heeeeheheheehheheeheeeee hee hee

  • hee

  • OH OF COURSE PRIMO WORE A CAPE EVEN AS A RACECAR DRIVER. DESPITE THE FACT THAT WOULDN'T IT CAUSE AN AWFUL LOT OF DRAG? HE MUST HAVE BEEN AMAZING TO COMPENSATE FOR THAT.

  • oh my he's connected with gangsters, the PLOT THICKENS.

  • SUDDENLY A BABY OUT OF NOWHERE, WHAT UP?

  • Oh my, this baby is quite violent.

  • AND HE'S A FORMER RACER, EH? CIRCUIT ASSASSIN? AND HE QUIT TO BECOME A RACING TUTOR? It seems that this series draws quite a few parallels with another manga series I'm familiar with, it's so weird!

  • The Vongola circuit looks like something straight out of Mario Kart.

  • oh man what I wouldn't give to be able to play as Tsuna in Mario Kart.

  • Really now, Tsuna, it is well established that being chased by a steamroller makes you a better driver. Now I wish Will Ferrell's fake dad had done this in Talladega Nights too.

  • Enma is the best racer in the world? Enma? That seems random to me given that he's supposed to be as failish as Tsuna normally but oh whatever. No doubt he's racing to avenge the memory of his sister Mami who was killed in a tragic racing accident some years ago. BUT SECRETLY SHE SURVIVED AND NOW RACES UNDER THE ADOPTED PSEUDONYM OF RACER M! SPOILERS!!!

  • A giant boxing glove! That's so awesome because whenever I read KHR I am constantly thinking to myself how much better all these chapters would be if only they had more giant boxing gloves springing up out of nowhere.

  • Haha that fistpump guy is back. |D He must have season tickets or something. --IS HE YAMAMOTO??? IS THAT A TWIST THAT IN A FEW PAGES HE WILL TURN OUT TO BE YAMAMOTO?

  • OOH, HARU'S KIND OF A LITTLE SLUTTIER IN THIS AU IF YOU'LL FORGIVE ME FOR SAYING. DID SHE SERIOUSLY WRITE VONGOLA ON HER ABDOMEN SO SHE COULD FLASH IT ALL AROUND WHILE ANNOUNCING THE RACE? MORE IMPORTANTLY, WHY IS A MANGA DRAWN IN SUCH A CUTESY STYLE TRYING TO BE SEXY AT ALL? MORE IMPORTANTLY WHY AM I EVEN COMPLAINING ABOUT THIS I'LL JUST SHUT UP NOW.

  • Tsuna... yes you did. Don't you remember the steamroller? That was only like four pages ago. Keep up, son.

  • IS THAT BIANCHI HOLDING A VONGOLA UMBRELLA AND WEARING THE SAME OUTFIT AS HARU OH MY GOD IT IS

  • AND YET DESPITE THIS I AM FAIRLY CERTAIN TEAM SIMON ACTUALLY HAS VONGOLA OUTCLASSED IN THE SEXY DEPARTMENT SOLELY ON ACCOUNT OF ADELHEID (though Enma is in fairness no slouch himself).

  • Enma, darling, 999 losses out of 999 races. I'm fairly certain they don't need crushing.

  • why does the Reborn in this AU keep saying things like "word" and "yo". ???

  • OH NO TSUNA'S BEING CHASED BY A HUNGRY HUNGRY HIPPO... THAT'S ACTUALLY A RHINO BUT WHATEVER

  • WHO GAVE THIS KID A FUCKING LICENSE

  • WHO GAVE THIS KID A FUCKING LICENSE????!!!

  • LOLING FOREVER at Enma's car oh my god he is driving a car made out of his friend Large oh my god. AND WHO IS ADELHEID DRIVING THEN? IS THAT SHITT P?

  • Primo's course record was one minute? Seriously? Damn, blink and it's over; maybe I should rethink what I said about actually watching these races if they were in real life.

  • Suddenly, somehow, I ship Adelheid and Gokudera.

  • OH MY LORD SHE'S GOING TO CLEAVE HIM IN TWO these races have shockingly lax safety regulations!

  • --HOW DID HE EVEN DO THAT AND HELLO, REAR ANGLE OF ADELHEID! PLEASED TO MAKE YOUR ACQUAINTANCE.

  • STEROIDS! IS NO SPORT SACRED ANYMORE?

  • Wow, HDW!Tsuna is scary in this AU.

  • Actually, it really is exactly like fucking Mario Kart. Down to the power-ups and everything. SHROOOOOOMS

  • AND OUR HERO WINS! But it's a tainted victory! He should really be disqualified, but whatever, I'm spoiling the moment here. But I think an ethics investigation into the sport of Battle Karts is really long overdue.

  • Why is Adelheid crying and why is Enma smirking, did some drastic personality switch occur that I was never informed about, what is this.

  • "THIS TIME YOU MIGHT REALLY DIE FROM HERE ON!" Aww. He looks so happy. :D



THIS MANGA... well, I'm really not sure just what the hell to think about it yet, but I will say this much for it: lulz were had. And I suppose that's really all I could have asked for. XD

WELL, THAT AND YAMAMOTO. AND BYAKURAN. IF ONE OF THESE UNIVERSES WOULD JUST BE SO KIND AS TO OBLIGE US WITH AN UPDATE ON THESE GUYS, THAT WOULD BE VERY MUCH APPRECIATED, THANKS.

[identity profile] daigranon.livejournal.com 2010-12-12 05:42 pm (UTC)(link)
Before I read this, what is GP?

[identity profile] makeste.livejournal.com 2010-12-12 05:59 pm (UTC)(link)
Vongola GP (which I believe stands for Grand Prix) |D

Basically it's an adorable AU spinoff series that premiered this week in the new Jump spinoff magazine, Saikyou Jump. It's about Tsuna and Gokudera and Enma and Adelheid and they drive race cars. It's basically the greatest thing to ever exist, or at least IT COULD BE. THE POTENTIAL IS THERE.

Binktopia and Mangastream scanlated the first chapter earlier this week. I recommend it, if only for the lulz. XD

[identity profile] daigranon.livejournal.com 2010-12-12 09:11 pm (UTC)(link)
So lulzy. Art style is cute- I especially like Enma here!

[identity profile] makeste.livejournal.com 2010-12-12 09:25 pm (UTC)(link)
To be honest, the entire series could consist of no plot and no dialogue whatsoever and I would still rave about it solely because of the cuteness, heh.

[identity profile] amberrei.livejournal.com 2010-12-12 06:18 pm (UTC)(link)
oh man what I wouldn't give to be able to play as Tsuna in Mario Kart.
Exactly my thoughts xDD I want Vongola Kart now *-*

WHY IS A MANGA DRAWN IN SUCH A CUTESY STYLE TRYING TO BE SEXY AT ALL?
The females were A LOT sexier than in regular KHR °___° I wonder who this mangaka is...

# AND YET DESPITE THIS I AM FAIRLY CERTAIN TEAM SIMON ACTUALLY HAS VONGOLA OUTCLASSED IN THE SEXY DEPARTMENT SOLELY ON ACCOUNT OF ADELHEID (though Enma is in fairness no slouch himself).
~♪

Sorry, I've hit "send comment" by error

[identity profile] amberrei.livejournal.com 2010-12-12 06:23 pm (UTC)(link)
LOLING FOREVER at Enma's car oh my god he is driving a car made out of his friend Large oh my god.

No, if you noticed when they first unleashed the Simon Rings, each of them has the aspect of an insect with his/her... Simon Gear. For example Shitt P seems a spider, and Adel... a mantis, like her car. My wild guess is Enma's is... a Caterpie, because a caterpie evolves to butterfree, and he's kinda growing vectorial wings with the awakening of his ring, so I'll guess BUTTERFLENMA! /gets shot and I hope you know I was talking about pokèmon xD

Why is Adelheid crying and why is Enma smirking, did some drastic personality switch occur that I was never informed about, what is this.


This xDDD but I kinda think at the end of the arc we might have them like this XD


And: YAMA AND BYAKU, NAO, FOR REAL. D8

Haha, it's okay, it happens XD

[identity profile] makeste.livejournal.com 2010-12-12 08:54 pm (UTC)(link)
Vongola Kart. I would play the hell out of that game.

I wonder who this mangaka is...

Me too. I've never heard of Toshinori before now and googling him doesn't seem to turn up much. Maybe he's new.

And yeah, I know the Simon family have all got that bug thing going on, but Enma's car looked beetleish to me at first, so the first person I thought of was Large and his beetle armor. But on second glance there may be a caterpillar thing going on there; it's kind of hard to tell. I think you're definitely right about Adelheid and Shitt P, though; for some reason in my memory Shitt P was the mantis but looking back, yeah, she definitely seems more spiderlike.

[identity profile] demoerin.livejournal.com 2010-12-12 06:57 pm (UTC)(link)
WHY IS A MANGA DRAWN IN SUCH A CUTESY STYLE TRYING TO BE SEXY AT ALL?
Srs. I was all set to love this spinoff and then it turned into 'Adventures with T&A'.

Why is Adelheid crying and why is Enma smirking
Enma was pretty smirky back when the Vongola first arrived at My Boyfriend Doesn't Love Me Island (to quote [livejournal.com profile] tsunayoshi, and Adelheid has been tearfully bawling after Enma these last few chapters.

[identity profile] makeste.livejournal.com 2010-12-12 09:00 pm (UTC)(link)
It's so ridiculously out of place. Like, why would they even bother? THIS MANGA IS AIMED AT LITTLE KIDS, ISN'T IT? I mean, clearly it is, so...? ??

And I suppose Adelheid has been acting more hormonal than before in recent chapters, but the smirking Enma still weirds me the fuck out. I do recall him being oddly coy when Tsuna and co. first arrived on said island, but he struck me as more "hur hur Tsuna I'll be waiting with bated breath hurry up and get in my pants" than the "I'm going to win next time, dear rival of mine ;)" that's going on here. ...though on second thought, maybe the two are not so different after all. XD

[identity profile] demoerin.livejournal.com 2010-12-13 04:22 am (UTC)(link)
"hur hur Tsuna I'll be waiting with bated breath hurry up and get in my pants" than the "I'm going to win next time, dear rival of mine ;)" that's going on here. ...though on second thought, maybe the two are not so different after all.

You have a way with words, and if Shounen Jump has taught me anything, it is that there is, indeed, no real difference between those two concepts. XD

[identity profile] rinkhals.livejournal.com 2010-12-12 10:17 pm (UTC)(link)
wait what I had not heard of this. . . . am I allowed to love this one? WILL IT BREAK MY HEART TOO?!

[identity profile] makeste.livejournal.com 2010-12-12 10:37 pm (UTC)(link)
Honestly, it really all depends on how tickled you are by the notion of chibi AU versions of characters zooming around in little racecars. There is really not much more to it than that. XD AND YET. DOES THERE REALLY NEED TO BE MORE, I ASK?

READ THE FIRST CHAPTER AND SEE FOR YOURSELF, it's a pretty quick read; mostly cuteness and explosions.

[identity profile] ekmisao.livejournal.com 2010-12-13 03:01 am (UTC)(link)
I'm not sure if I want an update about Yamamoto, because it's painful if I get an update and it's painful if I don't. ^^;;

[identity profile] makeste.livejournal.com 2010-12-19 07:24 pm (UTC)(link)
More painful if we don't, IMO, because then anything could be happening and we just don't know. There's no way that whatever Amano is actually scheming could be worse than some of the scenarios that have run through my head by now. XD

[identity profile] mychemical-lust.livejournal.com 2010-12-13 03:38 am (UTC)(link)

I TOTALLY FORGOT THIS EXISTED.

And I think it's full of lulz. xD How cute is the art?? I LOVE IT and kind of want to own it...

OMG, DON'T BRING UP YAMAMOTO - I AM SO CRUSHED BY THE LACK OF STATUS UPDATES I WANT TO CRY EVERY WEEK. /sobs in a corner

[identity profile] makeste.livejournal.com 2010-12-19 07:27 pm (UTC)(link)
ISN'T IT JUST THE CUTEST, RANDOMEST THING? Heh.

And sorry, I didn't mean to remind everyone of the current Yama situation. XD I suppose the pain is still too recent. T_T damn it Amano an update wouldn't kill us, you know, seriously.

[identity profile] mycolor.livejournal.com 2010-12-14 01:45 pm (UTC)(link)
omg, it's so damn cute! XDDDD

AND YEAH, YAMAMOTO ;/

[identity profile] makeste.livejournal.com 2010-12-19 07:28 pm (UTC)(link)
ISN'T IT THOUGH. I think my voice got higher pitched just from reading it.

Sob, and as for the Yamamoto situation, Amano is really going to have a riot on her hands at this rate. XD

[identity profile] betterinorange.livejournal.com 2010-12-15 01:07 am (UTC)(link)
oh man what I wouldn't give to be able to play as Tsuna in Mario Kart.

If you have Mario Kart for the Wii, you can customize a Mii to look like him... I did that with Harry Potter characters. It was particularly funny whenever Voldemort got hit by red shells.

[identity profile] makeste.livejournal.com 2010-12-19 07:30 pm (UTC)(link)
Ooh, I forgot about the Wii version. I think I did try and create a Tsuna Mii once too... it didn't turn out too good, though. The lack of appropriate hair really killed me. XD BUT STILL, I CAN TRY THIS AGAIN.

[identity profile] snowpoison.livejournal.com 2010-12-16 11:25 pm (UTC)(link)
I FORGOT ABOUT THIS. SHAME ON ME.

Vongola looks WAAAAAAAY harder than Mario Cart... The track is also boring, but at least there is a live audience? XD

But about Byakuran, he'd probably enter himself and crush them all for the heck of it, then disappear XD

[identity profile] makeste.livejournal.com 2010-12-19 07:32 pm (UTC)(link)
Vongola Kart involves many more explosions than Mario Kart, that's for sure. But I think the fact that the track isn't broken in places or being split into pieces by earthquakes or covered in hot lava tends to make up for that. Mario Kart had some really effed-up tracks. Though if the Vongola characters ever raced on a road made out of rainbows I would not care in the slightest how difficult it was. XD

As for Byakuran, I. I so want this to happen now. XDD

[identity profile] snowpoison.livejournal.com 2010-12-19 07:39 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh yeah! I forgot about the life threatening shit! Shame on me. Yeah, that track sure seems to be strong enough for the game, that's for sure. I begin to imagine all the wrongs that would happen if Vongola Kart used Mario Kart's tracks. Oh, the poor creature's deaths. The poor penguins, snowmen, worms.... things like that.

Same here! XD I love that evil dude. He's so cute ~

[identity profile] makeste.livejournal.com 2010-12-19 07:43 pm (UTC)(link)
The idea of this makes me super-psyched for future chapters of GP, because if the spinoff turns out to be half as batshit as the original these is actually a distinct possibility that they will end up racing on all sorts of crazy tracks. It'll be like KHR meets Mario Kart meets the podracing scene in Star Wars Episode I. DO WANT, OMG.

I wonder what kind of car Byakuran would have. It would probably have wings. XD