[blog update] Hetalia World☆Stars Volume 2 will be released!


I’m sorry I haven’t updated in so long again….
And Volume 2 of HWS will be released tomorrow with no incident!
I would be very happy if you enjoy it.

The anime is also almost here! This time I had them include THAT THING out of all things as an episode, so I’m really looking forward to it.

Also, there will be a standalone chapter as well as these little bonuses in this month’s Jump SQ.
You can find out the full story in SQ! I hope you can take a look.

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Built on a bend of the river Marne in the early 18th century, the Château de Champs-sur-Marne is the archetypal leisure mansion. Owned in turn by the Princess of Conti, the Duke of La Vallière and the Marquise de Pompadour, the Château de Champs played host to some famous guests, including Diderot, d’Alembert and even Voltaire.

In the 19th century, Louis Cahen of Antwerp restored it to the splendour it possessed before the Revolution; he restored the Château in the spirit of the Age of Enlightenment and filled it with exceptional furniture crafted by the leading names in French cabinet-making. His guests included Marcel Proust, Isadora Duncan and the King of Spain Alfonso XIII… The Estate became the property of the State in 1935, then the presidential residence from 1959 to 1974 and welcomed France’s most prestigious guests.

Champs and the cinema

The Château de Champs-sur-Marne boasts some exceptional pieces of furniture and interior decoration reflecting its illustrious past. The grounds, awarded the ‘Remarkable gardens of France’ label, are in a leafy setting of 85 hectares of parkland, where the French-style garden ornaments cohabit harmoniously with the meadows and mature trees of an English-style park.

This remarkable setting has been the inspiration for set designers and film directors for many years. The estate has thus provided the set for more than 80 long and short feature films, and has played host to some famous French and international actors, such as John Malkovich and Glenn Close in ‘Liaisons Dangereuses’ by Stephen Frears (1986), Kirsten Dunst in Sofia Coppola’s ‘Marie-Antoinette’ (2006), or Gérard Depardieu in Roland Joffé’s ‘Vatel’ (1999)


Casket lid with huntsmen and animals

The art of ivory carving in Spain was at its height when this lid was made at the end of the 10th century. It was once part of a cylindrical box made of ivory and fitted with silver hinges. The box and lid were carefully carved out of an elephant tusk, most likely imported from East Africa.
The carved decoration depicts a lively hunting scene with four huntsmen on horseback in the dramatic act of spearing their prey: deer and leopards. The inscription carved around its base mentions the year in which the piece was made (389 in the Islamic calendar, corresponding to 998-999 AD), as well as the name of its patron Abu’l-Mutarrif, son of the grand vizier to the Umayyad Caliph of Spain Hisham II (r. 976-1009 AD).
This type of cylindrical container would probably have held perfumes and other precious substances used at the royal court, such as ambergris, camphor, and musk.