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NEWS: To Love-Ru's Kentaro Yabuki's New Manga is DARLING in the FRANXX


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Dardre



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 11:59 pm Reply with quote
" One day, a mysterious girl known as "Zero Two" appears before him. Two horns grow out of her head."

If this is an accurate translation, my expectations of the writing quality just plummeted. What's the point of that last line?

In fact, the entire synopsis reads like mediocre fanfic. I'm hoping it's just translation issues, but I suspect it's not.
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fuuma_monou



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 16, 2017 12:12 am Reply with quote
Dardre wrote:
" One day, a mysterious girl known as "Zero Two" appears before him. Two horns grow out of her head."

If this is an accurate translation, my expectations of the writing quality just plummeted. What's the point of that last line?


Asuka from Evangelion reference?
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Megiddo



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 16, 2017 12:14 am Reply with quote
This is the new Trigger/A-1 collab original by the way. The story isn't Yabuki's, only the artwork.
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Joshua Zarate



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 16, 2017 12:20 am Reply with quote
Huh. I did not expect that from him. I wonder how long it will run.
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myskaros



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 16, 2017 12:21 am Reply with quote
There's an additional line that you maybe missed.

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One day, a mysterious girl called Zero Two appears in front of Hiro. From her face grew two alluring horns.

“I’ve found you, my Darling.”

It's one of those awkward summaries that turns into prose out of nowhere.

I dunno, it sounds like a fairly generic "mankind fights monsters using mechs" plot.
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Kadmos1



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 16, 2017 1:29 am Reply with quote
Knowing how Yabuki likes to draw nude teen girls ("To Love-Ru"), maybe we could get a raunchy version of this series.
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Blanchimont



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 16, 2017 3:43 am Reply with quote
myskaros wrote:
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One day, a mysterious girl called Zero Two appears in front of Hiro. From her face grew two alluring horns.

“I’ve found you, my Darling.”

It's one of those awkward summaries that turns into prose out of nowhere.

I had a sudden flashback to Urusei Yatsura... Confused
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Ashabel



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 16, 2017 4:07 am Reply with quote
I must say, I'm genuinely impressed by how Yabuki's current artwork can take any series and completely drain it of any identity and personality in favor of boobs and butt. Had I not been told that that picture is from DARLING in the FRANXX, I would have never guessed it.

I assume he's not actually going to write it, given that he hasn't written anything since Black Cat.
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killjoy_the



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 16, 2017 6:26 am Reply with quote
So does this mean the anime is gonna be filled with fanservice as well?
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SWAnimefan



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 16, 2017 9:08 am Reply with quote
The plot sounds like plots from 90s Anime. So I don't see it being a success, even if Kentaro went all-out ecchi.
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Arale Kurashiki



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 16, 2017 10:35 am Reply with quote
...oh. You know, I was really looking forward to the new Trigger show, but the decision to have its manga illustrated by the Porn For Kids guy makes me question it heavily. This is really disappointing.
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Catsplay



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 16, 2017 5:16 pm Reply with quote
Arale Kurashiki wrote:
...oh. You know, I was really looking forward to the new Trigger show, but the decision to have its manga illustrated by the Porn For Kids guy makes me question it heavily. This is really disappointing.


Have you never read Black Cat? He's capable of more then just porn, and there is nothing wrong with that either.
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Arale Kurashiki



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 16, 2017 9:28 pm Reply with quote
I'm sure he CAN, but it doesn't really make To Love-Ru being aimed at a shonen audience any less disturbing.
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Jakerams



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 16, 2017 10:03 pm Reply with quote
Arale Kurashiki wrote:
I'm sure he CAN, but it doesn't really make To Love-Ru being aimed at a shonen audience any less disturbing.
He's not the one writing To Love Ru so it's not like he's to blame for that.
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Covnam



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 16, 2017 11:08 pm Reply with quote
Boy, he sure loves that devil look.
Anyone, it's definitely worth keeping an eye on.
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