Took a while (and I got distracted by the newest TPB of Once and Future). Link to the RAWs for ch. 168 - ch. 199. I hope it works. https://mega.nz/file/i3ggVQ5b#TUhr51Kq_v8al-BoLy54j3uPP861-denEYfMXrln7s4
>>3723798I'll download it later today. Thanks for going through the trouble, anon.
no chapter todayno chapter for another whole week
>>3724021Thank you, I hope it everything is in order, but I double-checked and didn't see anything off. If anybody wants to download the upcoming chapters themselves use the Save webP as PNG or JPEG add-on on mangahack. The pages need some noise removal though otherwise the white and gray areas near the outlines won't be clean. Every painting program should have that filter though.
More snake boy.
There is some new merch if anybody is interested.https://www.penguinsouvenir.jp/view/category/ct35
>>3724262It still kills me that there's so much Daida merch because he's arguably a main character of the first arc, and virtually no meifu merch.
>>3724265It's probably some marketing expert deciding what to make merch of and he just looked at the first characters that appeared in the anime and pointed at them. Otherwise it would make zero sense for why there is no Miranjo. At least with Ouken and Desha you can say maybe they don't fit in because they come off as scary or something, but Miranjo should be part of it. She probably isn't because she didn't appear as a human in the first episodes. No other idea why all of the merch would be limited to the very start of a two cour series otherwise.
>>3724274Miranjo is the often-faceless antagonist until the last two episodes, so it seems normal to me that she hasn't gotten any merch. Even though cute girl characters regularly get a free pass for merch among primarily male casts, Miranjo isn't actually shown in a "cute girl" light with her adult body until the very end of the anime, and her salvation is spoiler-y, so it would be odd for anyone who hasn't finished watching the series to see her being marketed to waiufags with cute badges and acastands.
>>3724278Yeah I wondered if it's this too.But at some point they should ignore spoilers otherwise no series would ever make merch of half of the cast. And it's not even split cours or anything, whoever is fan enough to buy merch of this has seen all of the anime by now. It only made sense hiding the later characters during the airing time imo.
>>3724364>But at some point they should ignore spoilersThe point when I think they would, would be after S2 began, because the people you're marketing S2 to are expected to have already consumed S1. Of course, Miranjo would probably need to have a single moment of screentime in S2 first to get any merch, and she hasn't appeared in the actual second arc yet. I do wonder if there is a generally-accepted JP-corporate-approved grace period on spoilers though.
>>3724377>I do wonder if there is a generally-accepted JP-corporate-approved grace period on spoilers though.I don't think so. Most series I saw merch of had everything. They only hid characters as long as their twist wasn't revealed on tv, plus some time later. So we would never see sane Ouken merch here for example. But seeing the stuff of the second half of a series missing is new to me.The fact that even Desha is missing makes it seem like there is a different reason behind this. He looks like a villain, so maybe they just want the cute stuff to sell. Desha appeared even before Despa, who actually has a bit of merch. It makes no sense considering Desha or Captain spoiler territory but not Despa.
>>3724379I don't think Desha or the Captain are considered spoilers. I think they're just considered too minor. Despa plays a more significant role in the first arc, perhaps not by having much more screentime than the other two, but by having a stronger connection to Bojji and Kage. I do believe that the marketing is purposely focused on Bojji.
>>3724380>I do believe that the marketing is purposely focused on Bojji.That actually makes sense. It's probably that. They don't have much trust into high sales for this series since it was more of a love project they adapted and not anything that could be mainstream, so they focus on what is basically a mascot type character or two characters like them. That explains the new Daida merch too.
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By now I believe Ouken might be a bigger hobo than Desha when he returns, whenever that might be. Think Desha will be relevant again sooner than him.
>>3725309If Ouken reappears with long unkempt hair or an accursed ponytail, it will cause me acute pain.
>>3725323Maybe he is still immortal after all and won't even have to cut his hair to remain perfect. Sounds handy.
>>3725330I wonder if Tooka deliberately left room for us to doubt that Ouken was actually fixed by Desha's wish, or if Despa's "he puked so he must be normal!" analysis was supposed to be indisputable proof of his reinstated mortality. I'm wary of the fact that Ouken hasn't bled yet, but maybe I'm not supposed to be.
>>3725336Even if he bleeds you cannot be sure. I think absolute proof would only be a bigger wound that should leave a scar but doesn't. But I wonder if Tooka is even willing to hurt the fanservice man like that. I have honestly no clue about anything about Ouken's arc. Like how he might appear again and why or what's up with him or his eventual development. Desha's path is so much clearer. The manga is always doing what I expect less, but so far it seems like Desha will be brought up soon because he is most likely the cause for Bojji's survival. This will lead to Kage realising the hobo was truly him, which will make them search for him and probably find him. Maybe even before the actual Geslan arc, if they should decide they need someone to help them, now that allying with Oyab is out of the question. But anything Ouken? No idea.
>>3725341I have no shortage of ideas about how Ouken could be re-introduced to the story, but they're based on too many "ifs" to be worth describing at this point. Tooka hasn't left many hints, and my track record for correctly predicting story developments sucks. His unpredictable writing style makes the wait between cliffhangers and zero-development chapters so tough, though it hasn't diminished my investment.
I've been wondering what Zaki's color palette is like and it suddenly occured to me that Oyab's hair might not be black, which seems so wrong. The clown and Poise both have brown hair, though their hair in the manga is portrayed with black and white respectively.
>>3725480I imagine all manga hair to be either black (if it's black in the manga), blonde (if white) or red (if gray) so I will have to adjust to anything beyond that. Granted, a lot of characters have black hair here and the series sticks to natural hair colors, so I might be right. I wonder when they will release volume 14. I am sure it has at least Mehi on the cover, maybe Sadie too if we are lucky. I want to see their colors.
>>3725525>maybe Sadie tooI'll also be disturbed if Sadie isn't light/platinum blonde.
>>3725528I even imagine his clothes to be yellow/red or maybe white/redish or something not sure if I will get used to blue or something lel
New chapter tomorrowNew chapter tomorrow
Quite funny how the Asian fandom seem to collectively headcanon Ouken as yandere.
>>3725807It's because of how quickly "three frames Ouken" whips out his sword in front of the clown in the Treasury.
>>3725873He would probably kill suspicious pets as well. I can imagine him drawing the sword when he sees Kage near Desha the first time.
>>3725971>I can imagine him drawing the sword when he sees Kage near Desha the first time.If he only knows the rumors about the Shadow Clan or if he's susceptible to the same curse that makes pretty much everyone else replused by Kage, I'm sure he would threaten Kage diligently, but Desha wasn't suspicious of Kage so maybe the underworld has a different perspective on the Shadow Clan? That, or Desha could just supernaturally sense that Kage is only a cursed little kid. I think Ouken and Kage would make good friends if they ever got the opportunity to bond. The both know what it's like to consider another person their "light".
>>3726017>The both know what it's like to consider another person their "light".I never made that connection but you are right. And they are/were both cursed (and black goo'ed).
So at what Japan time will Tooku upload his chapter this time? 3am? Midnight? 5am?
>>3726024I'll be refreshing the page every five minutes for the next 0-8 hours, so hopefully sooner rather than later.
>>3726028Yeah same here. Glad I am not the only one autist that checks this every 10-15 minutes. Observing Tooka it will probably be around 2am at the soonest again though.
>>3726350I want to pet Ouken.
Rewatching the anime, I realized that Despa also calls Desha "aniue" in certain situations. He refers to Desha as "aniue" when talking to the Captain about going with the knights up to the surface to bring back the criminals.
>>3726514I think they all switch to the formal wording when they talk to the knights. I am not sure what word they use if they would talk to adult Bosse kingdom members, think we never saw this. But yeah, seems like it's not just Ouken who switches back and forth between anija and aniue. Only the I-pronoun seems to be the same for Despa and Desha (IIRC, have to rewatch as well) but not Ouken.
>>3726526I could be wrong, but I think Despa uses Anija when he's only with the Captain. As far as I recall, Desha and Desha both only use "watashi", but there might be an "ore" somewhere in Desha's speech. I've seen so many fan comics that my memory might be compromised.
I love that the fanbase has collectively decided for Chabi, "this guy fucks".
>>3726661Funny how I wanted to post this same pic right now. I guess we are following the same dudes and find new artists at the same time. >captcha: german word for "hunting"
>>3726661This pic made me come to a standstill and ponder God Clan sexuality for an hour.
>>3726661I wonder if they will like other gods as they liked him once we get the less "ugly" looking dudes. I can't wait for Sungod art and some others.
Oh shit, volume 14 extra chapter, let's GO
>>3726805I knew the extra chapter would be about that.Vol. 14 should only reach up to chapter 178 or something though, so if you read the volumes you would get that chapter way before the main story goes back to that. I wonder if it means the underworld is indeed in ruins. It would fit if it's next appearance in the main story would already show ruins whereas the extra chapter would clarify how it came to that. The latter is good content but not necessary for the main plot, so it could be a good idea for the extra.Man I am curious. Do we know when 14 is coming out already?
>>3726835Volume 14 releases on August 12th.
>>3726805Pic related will become canon.
>>3726847>the Captain's naked face will become canon I don't know if the world can handle it
>>3726844Somewhat soonish. Can't wait. Makes me wonder if he already drew that chapter if it already has a title. Maybe one of the hiatuses was because of that.