To Rap Monster Jungkook: to Rap Mon-hyung who is sleeping besides me right now, I think you are really good looking. Jin: Mon-ah, did you know that I took care of all your belongings when we are in-flight? I bet you didn’t know this right? You might drop things here and there or forgot about where your belongings are but you are still the cool leader / dongsaeng I know. V: hyung, please stop being so clumsy! stop breaking things! J-Hope: my friend! Namjoon! Rap Mon! when are we going out to have fried chicken again? Suga: our leader Rap Mon, namjoon ah, thank you for being our leader. Jimin: hyung, please stop losing your phone, you are not going to buy a new one again are you? Rap Mon, #1 the coolest on earth when on stage, and also #1 clumsy off stage *laughs*
To Suga V: our Suga-hyung please stay healthy and don’t get hurt, world’s best angel Min Yoongi! Jungkook: Suga-hyung! we should go out to have lamb skewers soon! but first thing, it’s time we need to be active go to the gym and lose weight. Jin: Yoongi-ah, you are forever my roommate. Even if we get married in the future, can we stay together in the same house too? J-Hope: hyung! thank you for the birthday gift you got me, promise I will buy one for you when it’s your birthday. Jimin: hyung, I really like it when you smile. Rap Monster: hyung, you really look like a grandpa nowadays,please be more active don’t just sleep!
To Jin Rap Monster: although you sometimes act like you have that mental age of 2.6, you are still the hyung I love and respect. V: can I please have the “debut Jin” back? not this Jin-hyung who throws dad jokes everywhere *laughs* Jimin: thank you– JM ; you are the funniest among us– JM ; you like to crack dad jokes– JM ; and sometimes pretend to be clumsy–JM but really, thank you, thank you for everything you’ve done. J-Hope: our beloved Jin-hyung, I really like you hyung! but please act like your age? Suga: Please act like your age, hyung! Jungkook: I really like how you always brings a smile on our face, Jin-hyung hwaiting!
To J-Hope Jimin: To Hobi-hyung who looks 200% cool on stage, my roommate, sometimes who act like an adult and sometimes like a playful teenager, who always go on a shopping spree with me, who always taking care of the members, who is noisy 24/7, please stay healthy and don’t get hurt. Jungkook: Hobi-hyung who is always bright and cheerful, I’m learning from hyung to compose songs from now on. Rap Monster: like a horse, like a pro on stage, with really good fashion sense, who is working hard on composing songs, our center Jung Hoseok. The “Seok” I admire the most? Kim Ji-Seok (south korean actor). Jin: Hope-ah, you are like the guide in my life, you teach me how to perfect my dance moves, but it’s really scary when you cold me, I’m sorry
V: I really like when you smile, and your cheerful personality. thank you hyung, and I love you.
To Jimin Jin: Jimin-ah, you are truly an angel and for that, I wrote an acrostic poem just for you.
박: 박씨가문(the Park family) ;
지: 지인짜 멋있는 친구야 (a really cool friend) ;
민윤기 (Min Yoongi). Suga: Jimin’s biggest charming point is when he works hard, lets stay together forever and I received the gift you bought me, thank you. J-Hope: our Jimin! the coolest and handsome Jimin! please clean all the clothes you piled up in the room when we get back to the dorm later. V: please stop doing aegyo because it’s not cute at all. but then why I still find it very cute whenever I see you do aegyo? Rap Monster: although you can be very annoying sometimes, you are sexy but minus your short height *laughs* , looks really cool when you dance and is working hard as always, our chim chim. Jungkook: why don’t you ever call me “hyung”? just joking haha. Jimin-hyung who always shines bright, manggae-tteok forever!
To V Suga: be it video games or music, you can do it really well, hwaiting! Jin: whatever video games you are playing, can’t you just turn down the volume a little bit? Jimin: Taehyung my best friend, can you just stop playing video games for a while? Please stop before I throw your computer away. Rap Monster: it gets really noisy when you are playing video games but I bet you didn’t know this. You may be really oblivious and didn’t realize whats going on around you, but you are still the cute and lovable Kim Taehyung I know. Jungkook: Hyung, please stop playing video games, you might get hurt and die if you play too much! J-Hope: you know I always love you, our Taehyungie~ please stop playing games and come practice with me.
To Jungkook V: Jungkook ah, I’m the hyung, the real hyung here. our Jungkookie, lets play with me. Rap Monster: can be very dense sometimes, very good looking like came straight out of manga, with 10/10 passion, have big eyes and is muscular, loves wearing white t-shirts a lot, #1 for lower down our group’s average age, Jeon Jungkook. The “guk/kook” I like the most?
된장국! (soybean paste soup) Jimin: please stop growing up so fast, you are still our baby. Suga: Jungkook-ah, it seems like you are learning how to compose songs, hwaiting, don’t give up! J-Hope: Jungkook-ah, lower down your speaker’s volume please! I can even hear even when I’m in my room, you muscle-pig~ Jin: JK! what’s with you and the speakers? lets go out and play with me will you?
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Thoughts of the stories in DRV3 Comic Anthology 02 volume? It's not much good as the 01 volume one, but I quite like it
I just finished reading over the second anthology recently and I really enjoyed it! It’s hard for me to say if I preferred the first one or this one, since they were both really great!
The saiouma story was (predictably) my favorite–I wish it had been just a bit longer! But it perfectly captured all the themes and aspects I like about their dynamic, the artwork was really cute, and some of the humor was pretty genuinely funny (I laughed a lot both at Ouma’s whole “starving to death” line being true, and the “Momota gets scared easily” bit).
As for the anthology in general, I think my favorite thing about this one was that a lot of characters who didn’t get as much focus in the first anthology had a lot more time to shine this time around. Hoshi, for example, got about three stories this time around (plus a single panel story), and all of them were good. The Angie and Hoshi story was actually my favorite along with the saiouma one–the humor and expressions were just too good, and it was an unexpected bit of character interaction that the artist made work nonetheless.
In terms of originality and fun ideas, I think the second anthology really went above and beyond the first one. The Amami and Himiko story was another example of unexpected character interaction which worked really well in the story, and it was heartwarming and adorable without being romantic in the least.
I do think, though, that the second anthology had a few things to it that were more OOC than the first anthology. Nothing really major, but it did make it a little harder to suspend disbelief. The Kiibo story with Monotarou was adorable, for instance, but also not very likely since there’s an actual running gag in-game with Monotarou calling Miu his mom and Kiibo his dad, and Kiibo is definitely not interested in parenthood.
There were an almost equal amount of panels of Korekiyo being a cryptid this time around too, so both anthologies are on a pretty even footing there. Just when I thought nothing could outdo some of the wacky/bizarre Korekiyo humor from the first time around, then Korekiyo imitating a cicada happened.
All in all, the anthology was really good. The translators worked really hard and did an amazing job, so kudos to all of them! I still need to put the link to the anthology in my queue for tomorrow to help spread it around; it was great and I’d really recommend anyone who hasn’t checked it out yet to give it a read!