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The past two nights I’ve had dreams of Tamura revealing Oga’s actually gay.
thecurtaincall34's post reminded me…check this out!
Back in volume 15 (Akumano Academy Arc), Tamura asked the seiyuu of the anime to draw characters they’d like to see in Beelzebub. The seiyuu of Hilda (Shizuka Ito) and Shizuka (Haruna Ikezawa) both drew female delinquents they’d like to see. And those two doodles ended up being the characters we see in Oga’s flashback in chapter 174. Isn’t that mental?
Also, that totally explains why one of them was named Shizuku Itoi and the other Haruka — their names are allusions to the voice actresses themselves! How cool is that? If someone has the Japanese scans of this volume that would be great to compare.
The omake pages above are from the German edition of volume 15, and are scanned by Black Hawk on Mangahelpers.
Of course, Birthday has to be touching Ratio in some way. And as always, Nice is looking in Art’s general direction and murasaki is pissed off at being the third wheel again
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Swatched from top to bottom (year introduced): Jungle Peach (1963), Snow Peach (1956), Fifth Ave Red (1958), Icy Violet (1946), Sandstorm (1999).
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I love the style of all of these! Really cool portraits!
kamala: right now? i want to be beautiful and awesome and butt-kicking and less complicated. i want to be you.
…ummm …is it too late to change my mind?
This is the scene of the new Ms. Marvel that I’ve seen the most varied reactions to, today. But after some thought, I’ve decided that this is my favorite scene in the comic hands down—and here’s why:
Ms. Marvel is telling a decompressed origin story in 5 parts, if interviews and solicits are to be believed. So what we know about Kamala so far—her ethnic and religious background, her personal conflicts of identity, and her exposure to the Terrigen mists—are only the very beginning of her origin. If we look back on the classics, there’s usually a premise and then a twist. Boy gets bit by spider, loses his uncle. Billionaire loses parents in tragic mugging, falls into a batcave. (There’s a cryptic theme here, and I hope it doesn’t play out in Ms. Marvel to end up with a dead parental figure, but that’s a discussion for another day.) The point is, superhero origins introduce character, powers, and motivations. Kamala’s got two out of three, by the end of this issue.
So, the big question—what is Kamala’s motivation going to be? What’s going to prompt her to put on a mask and dupata-cape and try and save the world?
I suppose we’ve seen a little of it already, in the form of her idolization of and interest in superheroes. But that kind of inspirations only goes so far. You can like someone without wanting to be them—I can admire Olympic athletes without wanting to go through the years of training that they have to.
I think Kamala’s motivation is going to come, at least in part, from issues of identity. In this issue, we see her struggle with the conflicting pressure and expectations of her family and then the outside world of her friends and peers. She’s clearly not entirely part of one world or the other, and she’s still negotiating how much she’s Pakistani or Muslim or a daughter and how much she’s an American student or friend or teenager. I think that entire puzzle is one to be unpacked in tens of issues—it doesn’t need a clean answer, or even the same answer all the time.
But in this issue, Kamala tries to give herself an easy out. She tells the Captain Marvel hallucination: “I want to be you.” Because Carol Danvers might just be everything Kamala admires but can’t be—“All-American” in the way that only comes from being blonde-haired and blue-eyed, and raised on the East Coast in a nuclear family, with a history of military service and crime-fighting in patriotic colors. Kamala may be able to capture aspects of that, or the spirit of it, eventually—but let’s be real here, she can never be Carol Danvers.
She thinks if she could be, it would uncomplicated her life. Maybe if she was wholly “American” or white and blonde, she’d feel less conflicted about everything. And that’s why her powers manifest as they do the first time.
I don’t think Kamala actually wants give up her looks or her identity or her religion or her ethnicity. But I can see, from her vantage point, the appeal of being the default. Anyone who’s ever read a Captain or Ms. Marvel comic knows that Carol’s life is nowhere near that simple, however. And I think Kamala’s going to come to realize that, too.
The thing of it is, we kind of know the end of this story. We’ve seen Kamala wearing a uniform that honors both her culture and the heroine she so admires. She looks like herself—wavy hair and brown skin—and tells us she wears a mask instead of changing her face, even though she can. We know Kamala’s going to get to a place where she doesn’t want to be the default, but still wants to be a superhero.
I for one can’t wait to see how she gets there. And that’s why I don’t see her manifest desire to be Carol as any kind of rejection of who she is—she just needs to work through her very valid troubles as someone of more than one world, and approach heroing and her life from her own unique vantage point.
And that, to me, would be a starting point as powerful as a dead body or a destroyed planet, an island of sisters left behind or a world that hates and fears you.
from ms. marvel #001 (g. willow wilson & adrian alphona)
Hey so you know there’s a new Ms Marvel series coming up, right? Written by G Willow Wilson and drawn by Adrian Alphona? Well, I had the honour of designing her costume, and here it is! The idea was to mix in a bit of her own style, a bit of Captain Marvel (her hero), and a little of the classic Cockrum Ms Marvel costume.
Wow that is incredible! I always thought the inspiration for the outfit came from 1960s Indian/Pakistani clothing, that was heavily inspired by the Mod fashion:
Miss India 1965
Sadhana, a famous 1960s Bollywood actress who started the whole trend, in Arzoo (1965)
Also Sadhana from Arzoo, but wearing a long sleeved variation. The dupatta, or sash that she wears is exactly how Kamala Khan wears hers.
At least, this is how I interpreted it. It’s still a great design for a character who’s parents probably grew up around that 1960s time period anyway.
Okay the moment I saw Haruka, I wanted her to show up in future chapters. I mean look at her!! She’s beautiful and is wearing a yukata among the Red Tails.
I wanted to see the relationship between her and Misaki, cause dammit they would make the most beautiful couple.
And isnt it strange that she is the opposite/different from everyone around her, and yet seems to have control in the Red Tails hideout!!
Does this remind you of everyone?? *waggles eyebrows*
also I have the idea that she too has white hair, and the attractiveness to ‘white haired badasses who arent impressed with their idiot best friend’s strength’, runs in the family
The First Generation Red Tails were really well designed, weren’t they? It would have been great to see more of them. Maybe they all go to the same college as Misaki?
North American manga publisher Viz Media announced on Tuesday that the company will release Yusei Matsui’s Assassination Classroom (Ansatsu Kyōshitsu) manga and the Resident Evil (Biohazard: Marhawa Desire) manga by Naoki Serizawa (Saru Lock, Samurai Man).
The only problem? First volume comes out in December.
The one I was mentioning in my post was this one here.(please don’t like or reblog that) I wish I could link to more of her work but, like I said, she’s deleted both her pixiv accounts and used to have a tumblr to boot. She also used to have a personal website but I can’t find it. She mostly drew cute Oga/Hilda fanart.
Sometimes people delete their accounts because they just want to start all over with a brand new one…but the fact that I can’t find out what happened and she basically fell of the face of the planet kind of indicates she got fed up with people stealing and reposting her work without permission.
There are a lot of Ogafuru artists who did the same thing. Like, after the anime ended, the really popular ones just deleted everything because stuff just spread around too quickly. Those close-up images of Oga and Furuichi kissing are one, and the other being Oga and Furuichi in a box together. 5nh, who’s on tumblr, also drew some super popular Ogafuru images (them walking home next to a garden, or Oga lying on the bed with Beel and Furuichi sitting on the floor) but she regularly deletes her accounts and makes new ones for the same reason.
Can you please add the artist’s information to the fanart you just posted? You can use saucenao.com to find out who drew it. I don’t know if you’re new to tumblr but you can’t just dump a pretty picture without mentioning where its from. Its really easy to find out the sources for Japanese fanart. Thanks.