Miscellaneous-Interviews

Sale!

Hello, everyone, I’ve going to be selling a few things! These are just the prices of the items; shipping will be determined by where the buyer lives (don’t worry, nothing too crazy! ^^) The prices themselves have been determined by research of what others charge for them. These are all official items; none are bootlegged (or, if I happen to put a bootleg/unofficial item up, I’ll be sure to note it). I also have an eBay account, which has a few things up for sale that aren’t listed here (such as doujinshi).

Please message me if you are interested and I can either reserve it for you or we can start business right away! I will be accepting payment via Paypal. Also, if you make multiple purchases, I will combine shipping or may even ship it free, depending on how much money is spent. 

Also, keep your eye out for more updates in the future!

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[KnB] Kuro Fes! Masterpost of Translations

Alrighty, I’ve been getting a lot of questions about whether this or that has been translated, so here be a masterpost of “everything” that has been covered so far because I too want to know, haha.

That said, I am positive this isn’t a complete list. There are a few things I’m aware is out there but still need to hunt down the links for (and probably even more that I don’t know of at all). ETA: This is all that I know right now. If it’s not here, then I haven’t seen it. Please check the post before sending me an ask about what’s available. I update this several times a day.

Feel free to drop me stuff I’ve missed and I’ll add it in. I would love help from you guys because I’m only one pair of eyes after all and my dash is often out of control. :P

This post will be updated along the way as more translations roll in. Hopefully it can be a nice reference for all of us who are hungry for MOAR KuroFes!

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Wazawa Kiri-sensei’s Special Q&A from Official Fanbook

One of them, anyway, because it had the most to do with the characters. Enjoy!

Q. Ashiya vs Abeno, in a serious physical fight, who’s stronger!?
A. In terms of pure strength, Ashiya is, but Abeno could win by tricking him (lol). If it was an arm wrestling contest, Ashiya would win, but Abeno is good at making use of tactics, so Ashiya might lose in the mental department.

Q. Are Ashiya and Abeno popular with girls?
A. Ashiya can respond enthusiastically to anyone, so I think he’s probably talked to most everyone in class. He’s the type of person who gets a lot of obligation chocolates, so to speak, but then on that assumption, he probably wouldn’t notice if he received romantic chocolates (lol). Appearance-wise, I think Abeno is the more popular one. In chapter 2, there was that reaction from the girls when he suddenly drew close to him, after all. By the way, when I held an autograph session, the ratio of illustrations was certainly [Ashiya < Abeno].

Q. During work, why does Abeno wear a kimono?
A. He’s still 15 after all, and wouldn’t look very reputable otherwise (lol). So when he wears the kimono, it’s to conceal his age. At its simplest, the reason is that he’s worn them since he was 7, so there’s the association he has of kimonos = being at work.

Q. Please tell us more about Saga and Fusshi!
A. Saga’s name was originally “Sagano”, but it was too close to “Abeno” so it just became Saga. He’s drawn with the image of “someone likely to be class representative”. His biggest visual point is his hairline. He’s hung out with Fusshi since elementary school, and a bit of background information is that he goes to cram school. Saga and Fusshi are from the same area. Fusshi was created from wanting a relaxed character with lines for eyes to appear.

Q. What’s Sensei’s favorite scene?
A. In chapter 30, the scene where Ashiya calls Abeno “stupid” was very fun to draw. I’d wanted to draw it for a while, so I put all my heart into it. This update would be the continuation right after the anime adaptation’s end, so at such a happy time (at the point in the anime) I wanted to make him say “stupid” (lol).

Q. Are yokai something like immortal?
A. Much like trees, as long as nothing happens to them they can live more than a hundred years, but they can disappear due to illnesses or being injured. Because they can look the same even after a long time, they don’t have as much awareness of the passing of time as humans do with their lifespan. Like Yahiko for instance, many yokai’s sense of time flows far more slowly than that of humans.

Q. What’s Sensei’s favorite yokai?
A. Other than Fuzzy, Mitsuchigura-sama, because he seems to be good at giving omens.

Q. Tell us any interesting stories that have happened while writing!
A. I was talking to an assistant about movies once, and while we were discussing the actor Sadao Abe, I accidentally called him “Abeno”… (lol) Also, I have a younger sister who thought that Abeno was the one called “Fuzzy”. Because I told her that. (lol)

Also miscellaneous info from the interviews and other places (because I can’t work up the energy to translate all that word for word… I’m sorry…).

  • In early drafts, when Abeno was still the main character, Ashiya was to be his older friend and senior at work (when the setting wasn’t the Mononokean).
  • Abeno was originally a very cheerful and bright character who liked fun things and was bad at reading the atmosphere, and also had the role of funny man (boke). Ashiya was originally a cool, serious character with the straight man (tsukkomi) role.
  • At their core, Abeno and Ashiya are essentially contrasts like light and shadow; for example where Abeno would say yes, Ashiya would say no. But their time together has influenced each other, as Abeno starts taking Ashiya’s opinions more seriously and thinks “this kind of thinking existed too” because he doesn’t think much of himself beyond his role as “master of the Mononokean”. The ways of thinking that he himself doesn’t have, the things that he’s always intentionally avoided, as well as his own weaknesses, he sees the way Ashiya faces those sorts of things head-on and might think “Ashiya is amazing”. On the other hand, Ashiya thinks of Abeno as “someone who has it all together” unlike himself, and that “it’s amazing that we’re the same age”. He probably doesn’t think as deeply as Abeno about this sort of thing (lol).
  • About the Legislator saying Abeno’s become more “human”, since Ashiya was employed, Abeno’s become more flexible in his way of thinking. But in the first place, Abeno doesn’t like people with personalities like Ashiya (literally, Abeno doesn’t like Ashiya’s type), which is part of the reason he’s always irritated with Ashiya - the qualities that Ashiya has and Abeno doesn’t, and the things that Abeno cuts loose and throws away to carry out his work as master, Ashiya picks them all up. But as Abeno eventually sees that Ashiya has his own reasons for doing the things he does, his newfound flexibility is undoubtedly due to Ashiya being by his side…… is how Sensei has tried to draw their interactions.
  • On a level of 0 to 5, if Ashiya and Abeno’s friendship was level 0 when they met, then by volume 5 they were at level 1, and by the end of volume 6 it could be said that they’re at level 2. You can see the change in Ashiya, especially such as when Abeno tells him to quit in chapter 23 - before, Ashiya likely would’ve apologized meekly, but he argues back with Abeno now. In contrast with Abeno, you could say that Ashiya has become more stubborn.
WRESTLING IS COMPLICATED

Josh is still putting the finishing touches on the next Utena recap so I will take a moment to talk about another thing that I enjoy.

It is insanely difficult to write for wrestling.

At any given moment, you are dealing with the following characters:

-Wrestlers who are faces (heroes)

-Wrestlers who are heels (villains)

-Wrestlers who are booked as faces but treated by the audience as heels

-Wrestlers who are booked as heels but treated by the audience as faces

-Wrestlers who are miscellaneous

-Interviewers, commentators, managers and assorted mascots, all of whom may be faces or heels

-On-screen authority figures, who may be faces or heels

-Actual authority figures, who may be faces or heels

-The audience, which may be face or heel, depending on what city you’re in, what year it is, and whether the bookers and writers of the show are intentionally antagonizing them or not

You also have comic book levels of backstory and continuity, which (much like in comics) is largely ignored in practice, except when it isn’t; performers who may or may not be able to act, who have a tendency to get injured or suspended for drug use in the middle of important storylines, and may simply refuse to do what you tell them; an audience which cannot even agree about what wrestling is, let alone what is good, but which is the single determinant of your success; and an additional, theoretical audience which stopped watching wrestling in 2003 and which it is your life’s goal to somehow bring back to the fold.

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[COMPILATION] 30 Days with NU'EST + Miscellaneous Videos

30 Days with NU'EST

*Most videos of 30 Days with NU'EST are missing English subtitles, because the videos have been deleted or are private.

Miscellaneous (Interviews, messages, etc.)

*English subtitles will be provided if they exist.

Debut 1st Anniversary Live Show Time

KPOP LOVERS Comments

THESTAR Interview

Behind the Scenes Photoshoots

CF

Variety

English Subtitles

Sale!

Hello, everyone, I’ve going to be selling a few things! These are just the prices of the items; shipping will be determined by where the buyer lives (don’t worry, nothing too crazy! ^^) The prices themselves have been determined by research of what others charge for them. These are all official items; none are bootlegged (or, if I happen to put a bootleg/unofficial item up, I’ll be sure to note it).

Please message me if you are interested and I can either reserve it for you or we can start business right away! I will be accepting payment via Paypal. Also, if you make multiple purchases, I will combine shipping or may even ship it free, depending on how much money is spent.

~Gashapons~

PRICE: $15 EACH

(Price is for both of them; they’re $8 each)

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