Website update 2/26/17

Last Sunday, the 19th, I added the first fanart post with artwork from DeviantArt. I also started working on the second post.

My Pinterest board “Mashou & Kayura Fandom” was updated over the weekend. (It’s the Pinterest board you see on the footer of the site.) I also added a Pinterest board for Cosplay for the Warlords/Mashou and Kayura. On my to-do for next month is to update the doujinshi board as well as continue to find fanart for the Fandom board.

I also did some work on my Tumblr. Other than the usual posts I put on there, I tweaked the back end and updated the overall look of it.

Finally I updated my Deviant ID on DeviantArt profile. I know I’m pretty much a lurker and collector there now, but I felt like sprucing up a bit.

DeviantArt Fanart #1

Fanart found on deviantart.com. Please leave feedback and/or favorite the artist’s work if you can. I know artists really appreciate it.
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Anubis by PhobeBH on DeviantArt


KayuraBrbSXBYoJaXXHpBr by PhobeBH on DeviantArt


KayuraYZBJuniHitoeXX by PhobeBH on DeviantArt

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Crunchyroll adds Samurai Troopers to their streaming service!

Official YST TV Series Artwork
It is a good time in the fandom. At 7PM on Wednesday January 18th, Crunchyroll added Samurai Troopers to their streaming catalog. All 39 episodes of the TV series are available. Yes this means only the subtitled version (since it’s from Discotek Media’s release). I haven’t seen any news yet if the OVAs will be added to streaming.

There probably won’t be a dub version of the TV series added until Discotek Media can manage to get access to the dub’s license. That’s if it proves worth their while to do so. If they can’t get enough interest to pay back their returns for putting the sub together, they will think there’s no one interested in having the dub. Or they will think that far too few people are interested to make the cost and effort worth while. Note this is my own opinion, and not the opinion nor statement from Discotek Media. Still interest + revenue can only equal continued work on this series going forward.

Regardless this is very good news. It is the first time the series has ever been available for streaming. (At least in the US.) This from a series that never saw a US VHS release. (Remember this series originally aired on TV in 1995.) The first US DVD release didn’t happen until 2002. While that DVD release brought us the release, and dub (!), of the OVAs (YAY!), Bandai stopped producing those DVDs soon after the DVD series set was released. It’s taken until 2015 to have someone pick up the series in some form again for another US DVD release.

As such, this is a day I never thought would ever truly happen. (I’ve pinched and slapped myself a few times, and checked repeatedly to make sure I wasn’t dreaming all this.) This series has a small but faithful following. It doesn’t have the power of some bigger series like Sailor Moon nor Evangelion. So for this series to finally reach this point is a huge achievement.

If you are someone rediscovering this series, or finding it for the first time, I want to welcome you to the fandom. (And well thank you for finding my site.) Feel free to browse here and explore other websites on my links page.

To the long-time fans: We finally made it to this day.

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Website Update 1/1/17

Happy New Year!

Since the last update I put up a new Pixiv fanart page. You may notice that it looks different from previous Pixiv fanart posts. For a time Pixiv changed their website’s appearance and got rid of the code you use to put fanart on another website. So I had to save the images elsewhere, and post the full-size images on that latest post. (Their code used a thumbnail size image.) Pixiv changed back to the old look, but I can only assume they are in the process of trying to move away from it. So even though the code is back, I can’t count on it always being there. This puts a bit of a kink in my work on these posts as you can imagine. 😛

A few more doujinshi images were added. Some for the A-C page, and one for D-F.

Aaaand that’s about it for now. I apologize for any lack of updates. I’m dealing with some personal issues that are needing my full attention at the moment. Hopefully some of those issues will start to resolve themselves in a month or two.

Pixiv Fanart #6

Fanart found on pixiv.net. Please leave feedback and/or favorite the artist’s work if you can. I know artists really appreciate it.
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迦遊羅 by 星野雪(C91金東テ-08a)


遅刻。12月12日 迦遊羅お誕生日おめでとうv by 星野雪(C91金東テ-08a)


みかん争奪戦な四魔将。 by 星野雪(C91金東テ-08a)

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Soul of the Seasons is 20 years old!

 

Champagne glasses and fireworks

Soul of Seasons is now 20 years old! It’s officially old enough to drink in Japan!

I think this calls for some appropriate music.

I have to admit, the highlight over the past year has been Richard Newman (voice actor for Cale) joining Twitter and Facebook. His lines still have a way to send delightful chills down my back. Also it’s always good to see the voice actors from the series continuing to work on in other projects. And, you know, Cale is my favorite Warlord. So seeing Mr. Newman post updates gives me a certain glee.

Website Updates:

Previous fanart posts have been condensed and now use numbers for titles. Each post will have around 20 fanart pictures – sometimes a bit more, sometimes a bit less. If you go to the fanart posts via the navigation bar, you will see the first three pieces of artwork on each post followed by a “Read more” link. Be sure to click on that to see the full post.

Also another fanart post has been added. I hope you enjoy it!

And of course thank you everyone who has stuck by me and this site all these years.

Happy Birthday

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Pixiv Fanart #5

Fanart found on pixiv.net. Please leave feedback and/or favorite the artist’s work if you can. I know artists really appreciate it.
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当麻迦遊羅小説再録集 by こつぶ@10/23お11 on pixiv

しゅてんどうじ が流行ってると聞いて、描いてみたよ! by 分隊長(喪中) on pixiv

舞~女戦士迦遊羅 by 分隊長(喪中) on pixiv

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Website Update 8/14/16

Two more doujinshi titles have been added.

Sorry updates are slow right now. When it comes to finding content for the Dark Warlords/Mashou and Kayura, it’s either feast or famine. Lately it seems to be of the famine kind. I will be trying to refocus on getting more fanart up soon. I’m thinking of changing the post titles to use numbers instead of artists’ names, since so many names are in Japanese. Hopefully that will make fanart blog post titles a bit clearer. Either way I’ll be mulling it over and organizing things on my end.

Website Update 7/9/16

Field with a tree and a mountain in the background.The rest of the Unknown Title Doujinshis have been added to their respective pages according to title. A few new doujinshi titles have been added. Some doujinshi images have new cover scans, and some back cover scans were added.

Another Other Book Publications title has been added.

The two Doujinshi pages themselves had become too long and getting a bit unwieldy. So I counted up how many titles I currently have on both of them. 142. That’s too many for two pages. So I tried to break down the titles again into semi nice splits alphabetically. I also wanted to make sure there would be room to grow a bit before they became too large again. As such there are now six doujinshi pages.

That should help with both load times and display. No one could have to keep scrolling and scrolling. Plus the plugin that I use to make the galleries doesn’t like it when I put too many on one page. So this should solve all of that.

The navigation menu has changed to reflect this. Now under Merchandise, there is a Doujinshi category. The six pages are under that.

Boy this wasn’t a problem I was expecting when I started doing this. 😀

I hope you enjoy all the updates!

Website Update 7/4/16

Many thanks to Welcome to Edo again for translating the Unknown Title Doujinshis. I am still going through the email with all of the translations. For now everything has been added to their proper place alphabetically except for the Unknown Group and Unknown Mashou covers. I’ve just run out of time and my eyes are getting very tired.

Welcome to Edo found more things that were official books and non-doujinshi items,  so I added a new page called Other Book Publications. The official Shuten book by Sunrise has been moved to this page, along with 2 other titles. As I said I’m still going through the long email so there may be more things that need to be added to the new page. Either way, at this point a new page was needed to separate these books from doujinshis.

Also some doujinshis have been listed as Confirmed Yaoi and May Contain Yaoi. This does not mean doujinshi titles lacking this note are not Yaoi. I just have noted ones I’ve been able to confirm. (All Death Powder that weren’t officially confirmed have the “may contain” label. This is because Death Powder tends to make Yaoi doujinshi.)

So for now enjoy the new information available until I can get the rest of the information up.