SwordSaint wrote:I've been reading these forums and looking at the site for many many years now, and i just got downloading and reading the volumes of the manga that I dont have (basically everything besides English books 1 2 3 and 4) and I have a few questions. Some of these may be spoilers so.....yea.
1. In the bio on Kaien it states "When Kaien discovered that Queen was his "mother", he tried to kill Dr. Ballanche in his rage but was stopped by Mel Rince of the AKD Divers Guild (it’s said she cut both his arms off using the technique: Calvary Blade)." When does this happen? Did I miss it?
Yes. If you blink, you miss it. Its a very brief scene, of one of Ballanche's Fatima is talking about Amaterasu and how they both loved and feared him. There is a scene of Mel Rince standing over Kaien and both of Kaien's arms are lying on the ground. This is that incident referred to in the profile. Just a flashback. I don't remember which book off the top of my head, but I'm sure someone will be along shortly to tell you.
2. When does Kaien die? is it PAST book 27 and therefor I havent read it yet?
Yes, it happens in Japanese book 11. What would be English books 27, 28 and 29.
3. Lastly.....any plans on scanlations for past book 27?
I can't really answer that. All I can say is that I hope so. We just need people willing to work on the project. Things like that take time and people have lives and jobs, so its likely to be a slow project at best, but as long as it happens, thats the important thing.
I just get the feeling that im missing out on alot even though i read all the volumes straight through! Thanks alot in advance.
I can garuntee you that you don't know the half of it. There's so much going on "behind the scenes" in The Five Star Stories, it will take years for you to sort it all out. I've been into FSS for at least 15 years and "hardcore" for over 10, and I'm still constantly learning new stuff about the manga. Its absolute insanity.