volume omake

komug1 asked:

in one of the facts of the day you mentioned that many of the amestrian military characters were named after real life military related things. i was wondering which ones those were?

Pretty much all of them, actually. I can’t give you specifics as I’ve never been able to find any sources for them (And no, the wiki is not a source), but they definitely all share names with at least one military aircraft or vehicle. In the Q&A omake in volume 15, Arakawa says, “For the military characters, I usually take names from the manufacturers of fighter planes.”

Ohtaka’s Backstage vol.179:

“In the picture are the volume omake and the message paper. They both feature a ‘kaogei’. They come along with the current arc that’s on the serious side, please, look forward to them (note: a ‘kaogei’ is a term used for a ridiculously exaggerated expression that you don’t normally see on a character. It’s used for laughs and for impact. It’s like the one that Hakuryuu is making in the picture above)

In this week’s Magi, we’re continuing the fight against the black djinns. The black djinns were inspired by an Indian goddess that I saw in a book in the past. I’m drawing them while recalling how her appearance had frightened me back then. Please, follow to the last page Alibaba’s movements in his long-awaited full djinn equip form.

Moreover, starting from next week, the Magi Gaiden (The Adventures of Sinbad) will be serialized in the magazine. This will be accompanied by a break of the main manga that’s going to last for a few weeks. I feel bad that the story is going to be paused at such an odd point. I’m really sorry. While I have no idea how to spend this break, I’m going to draw a pile of manuscripts as usual. New stuff will also be posted on the backstage blog once the manga resumes publishing.”

The Adventures of Sinbad was serialized up to chapter 9 in Shounen Sunday before they moved it to UraSunday.

Ohtaka’s Backstage vol.180 (translated by youdontknowthings)

Ohtaka’s Backstage vol.181

chooone asked:

Asu and Chidaruma for the meme thingy

ASU

1: sexuality headcanon: gray-asexual. 
2: otp: Yakumo x Asu (just by default, I guess).
3: brotp: his friendship with Nikaido and Risu.
4: notp: I can’t see him being romantic with Nikaido.
5: first headcanon that pops into my head: he never really fit in with the rest of the devils.
6: favorite line from this character: I can’t think of specific lines but I like his conversations with Risu, especially the Volume 16 omake, but also him giving Risu advice on how to gain control of Curse.
7: one way in which I relate to this character: yanked out of a life free from worry, stripped of unimaginable powers, and thrust down to live among ordinary people all the while tormented by the full memory of the conveniences and abilities he took for granted but now can no longer access? Yeah, I can relate to that. 
8: thing that gives me second hand embarrassment about this character: his shrieking panic mode in the Central Department Store. Not that anyone can blame him. It’s cute, tho.
9: cinnamon roll or problematic fave? Neither.

CHIDARUMA

1: sexuality headcanon: aromantic asexual or pansexual?
2: otp: Chidaruma x Hole/Kai.
3: brotp: I like his casual friendship with En.
4: notp: well he was pretty mean to Asu.
5: first headcanon that pops into my head: he’s excited to meet Kai not just to satisfy his curiosity, but because he hopes that he can find in Kai a real friend and equal.
6: favorite line from this character: I like his whole monologue in the Volume 10 omake, but most of all I love his fawning over Hole in chapter 135.
7: one way in which I relate to this character: I admire his nonchalant and humorous attitude towards atrocity and absurdity. This goes for all devils. They always find a way to laugh at and have fun with any situation. Despite being supreme transcendent entities, they don’t take themselves or life too seriously, and spend their time indulging in personal interests with no concern whatsoever about others’ opinions of them. It’s an attitude I seek to emulate. 
8: thing that gives me second hand embarrassment about this character: I can’t think of anything embarrassing about Chidaruma. He can make the silliest and corniest of things look badass.
9: cinnamon roll or problematic fave? Problematic fave.