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Tales of the Abyss Official Artwork and upcoming releases 
4th-Aug-2006 04:08 pm
Reborn - Yamamoto CHIBITA
If the replica won't come to the Abyss, the Abyss will come to the replica. Wearing one crazy grin and with a lifetime's supply of doujinshi. *smirks* I'm having great fun going about this tropical island to find out how many places I can bring Abyss doujin to. ; ) I bought 30 doujin in Tokyo (I stand amazed at my own moderation), and ten of them were for others and not for me. :D So far, I've been back for about six days, and five people on four separate occasions have been subjected to the LOOK WHAT I BROUGHT BACK FROM TOKYO!! happiness, and you can BET that count's gonna rise. In the next 18 hours, IT WILL.:D XDDDD The doujin post is gonna be another post, but this post is all official Abyss. I've been spamming raethes and broken_melodie intermittent bits of this, and of course the four people up there have had this in stereo and surround sound, so here goes! XD

Out of all the official Tales of the Abyss Luke artwork, this is the one that I love the best. It's the bigger version of the Luke in my icon. I found it in the Forest comic store in Shinjuku, which is also where I discovered I can sight a one-inch photograph of Luke from ten metres away. This is the Abyss artwork that had Niisan laughing so hard at me for the way I reacted to it.

Me: "It's ... IT'S LUKE! Oh my God! HE LOOKS SO HAPPY! He's ... HE'S WINKING! HE LOOKS SO HAPPY AND I WANT HIM TO BE HAPPY AND HE IS HAPPY AND..." *is overcome*
Niisan: *LAUGHING AND LAUGHING SO HARD*
Me: "I'm not crying!!" ... not very much! But I was so happy!





You might be amused to know that the original image itself is as tall as your finger. Scanning at 1200 dpi does wonders! And makes my computer run out of memory.





Hey, THIS IS ART I COULD FALL IN LOVE WITH. My favourite version of Luke is the way he's drawn in the anime cutscene, as much as I like the way manga!Luke is.









There were also two types of Abyss trading cards. One was approximately ¥420 , and the other, which was drop-dead gorgeous, was ¥6300 The entire sets were framed on the walls of Animate. You should have seen me glued to the walls when I realised that. The only thing that saved me from that set was the fact that I'd seen all the artwork before (it's existing cutscene/game artwork), and the fact that I wasn't going to spend approximately $90 on trading cards. I'm crazy but not that crazy yet. It was also because in Japan I thought of currency in terms of vending-machine-toys and doujinshi. Saved me a lot of money (which I spent on doujin, but STILL). The following image is from the artwork in the latter set, which is official art we've all seen before, but THEY ACTUALLY PUT IT TOGETHER IN THIS WAY. Now if I were Luke, THIS would be the poster on my wall.





I LOVE that this is an official image, man. XDDD This would be the banner of my Asch/Luke love except for the fact that I've run off in the arms of Jade/Luke, Jade/Dist and Guy/Luke.



Now the next image is one Niisan texted me from London to tell me about. "Luke and Tear in Animedia" is all the impetus I need to race off into a half-hour conversation cross-continental conversation on WHAT?! WHAT?! FOR REAL?! ABYSS MADE IT TO ANIMEDIA?! xD Advert also says there'll be a whole bunch of Abyss merchandise, so I'm really looking forward to that. I saw the Abyss postcards and nametag stickers in Ikebukuro's Animate. They're existing art, though, still very pretty! I didn't get them in favour of picking up Book 3 of the Abyss novel (totally need to scan that, too). Anyway:





I love it when series appear in magazines. Nothing beats seeing a series you love on glossy paper in a magazine you can pick up in a store, not even seeing it online. I appear to be a terribly old-fashioned girl even in this digital age - nothing beats being able to hold a book in your hands.



The Tales of the Abyss manga is being serialised (I think) in this magazine, and this is the one I picked up when I was in Japan. I laughed so hard.



Luke looks like he's so LOST WITHOUT YOU.







Guy drives a hard bargain!







Why is Guy so cute when he's confused!? That lowest panel, that's adorable!







Tear and Luke have a Moment. Hey, kuzu sweetheart, it reminds me of me and you, sometimes.









Noir makes her move on Luke. I have to say that the only love I have for Noir comes from a gorgeous fanart site that narugami linked, without which I would be all "..." at the Shikkoku no Tsubasa.







Luke has the biggest spaz moment in all of Kimlasca and Markt. And the Outer Rim.







... When I saw this picture, I was, "Oh, SO that's why this magazine is selling in Akihabara."

Noir proves a bit of handful.

And then some.

I simply cannot take the Shikkoku no Tsubasa seriously. D: I know, Asch, and all that, but STILL.





If I had a gald for every VanXLuke moment I saw... I'd be the ruler of Markt.



Luke is I AM SO LOST WITHOUT YOU.



Can you feel the desperation in every line of Luke's body? I can. This is so SENSEI I CAN'T DO IT WITHOUT YOU even if he doesn't say the words.



Just wanted to say I'm reading this damned funny manga by Takagi Ryou (whom I became interested in via KKM, when she had a pirate take a prince named Yuuri captive), because she's DONE IT AGAIN with a manga called Ousama game, where this prince grew his hair long in order to become his Niisan's replica, and he gets captured by the enemy country and his hair is cut and it is a plot point and it is really really really fun for all the wrong reasons. Not to mention Takagi Ryou's art is always pretty. *goes back to reading*

Also, when fandoms collide:


Comments 
4th-Aug-2006 03:32 pm (UTC)
Awesome 8D
4th-Aug-2006 03:58 pm (UTC)
XD I THOUGHT SO TOO. XD Adding more as we speak, actually. ; ) More manga scans. xD
4th-Aug-2006 03:33 pm (UTC)
"here's looking at you, kid!"

LOVE.
4th-Aug-2006 03:57 pm (UTC) - XDDDD ROUND UP THE USUAL SUSPECTS
XD CASABLANCA LOVE? XD

I wish I had your taste in movies. ; ) Totally classier than mine.
4th-Aug-2006 04:21 pm (UTC)
I think the one I like best when you first posted was not Luke or Asch, but Guy! LOL.

But... who's the chick? :o
4th-Aug-2006 04:44 pm (UTC) - You mean this one in the icon? XD
Quite a few people do go straight for Guy. XDD So you like Guy the best! XD OR WE COULD ALWAYS SETTLE IT FOR SURE WHEN I NEXT SEE YOU. XDD *griiin*

The chick: Do you mean this one?



This one's Tear.

If you mean the one who tried to steal Luke's money and got more than she bargained for, that's Noir. ; )
4th-Aug-2006 10:11 pm (UTC)
Oh my, thank you you for these wonderful scans! 8D

I simply cannot take the Shikkoku no Tsubasa seriously.

They're never meant to be taken seriously; in fact, they served nothing more than comic relief since Tales of Destiny. Then again, their Abyss counterparts are the scariest yet. XDDD
6th-Aug-2006 01:43 pm (UTC)
*grin* You're more than welcome! Glad to know you enjoyed them as much as I did! *grin*

They're never meant to be taken seriously
*wild grin* THANK YOU SO MUCH. I've always felt there was something wrong with me because I was always But, you're dressed up as clowns, and furthermore, I think you're all henchmen goons. HA! SO THEY WERE COMIC RELIEF! *is glad*

XD I'm glad that their Abyss versions are the scariest yet - it's hard to think of anything scarier than that. XD
5th-Aug-2006 02:33 am (UTC)
!!! TAKAGI RYOU'S OUSAMA GAME XDDDDDDDDD <-- loved it to bits when I first read it. *nods* I think she's starting a new serialization with Kazoku Game??

I can't seem to get used to the pancake!Van in the manga. D8
6th-Aug-2006 01:47 pm (UTC) - *BEAMS*
YOU LOVE IT TOO?! YES!! I'M NOT ALONE IN THE TAKAGI RYOU LOVE!! XDDD

I loved the whole Prince versus Assassin, EVERYTHING. XD IT WAS AMAZING. And now when I reread them all I get happy from the Abyss references which aren't there. Like I now read Prince versus Slave as a Guy X Luke manga. XD

A new serialisation? :D *FALLS EVEN MORE IN LOVE* XDDD Now this one I can't wait for! XDDD

Pancake! Van? *beams and bursts out laughing* Why pancake? *grin*
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6th-Aug-2006 01:48 pm (UTC) - *GRIIIIN*
DEFINITE EYE CANDY! XD It made me BEAM. XDDD

WHICH REMINDS ME I TOTALLY NEED TO MAKE THE TOKYO POST. The Tokyo trip was great, even outside of manga! Manga ITSELF would have made an AMAZING trip all on its own.

*hugs tight* Hope school's going well and that reading is fun!
5th-Aug-2006 03:24 am (UTC)
Abyss obsession has taken over KKM. TOTALLY. ^^;;;
6th-Aug-2006 01:49 pm (UTC) - *HUGS YOU AND BEAMS*
As unwilling as I am to admit it, the evidence does not seem to stand in my favour. *grin* YOU WOULD APPEAR TO BE RIGHT. XDDDDD

But you prefer Abyss to KKM, right? *griiin* XDD

*hugs tight* Hope you're safe in Hong Kong, dear, I heard about the crazy typhoons and the wild and crazy state the airport was in! *hugs* Stay safe!
5th-Aug-2006 07:17 am (UTC)
it's really creepy how their legs are so long and stuff (The clamp pic) XD

but omg *hugs you*
SO MUCH ABYSS LOVE XD
6th-Aug-2006 01:50 pm (UTC) - That is why Mokona is round and fat. XDD
HEHEHEH. Clamp is legendary for being less-that-correct about body proportions. Legs and arms are always too elongated and entirely the wrong proportion.

Maybe that's why they made Mokona, so he would be round and cute. ; ) And not long and angular. Good contrast! ; )

*HUGS YOU SO TIGHTLY* SO MUCH ABYSS LOVE INDEED! *SHARES SOME WITH YOU* XDDD
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12th-Aug-2006 05:26 am (UTC) - *griiin*
I LOVE YOU TOO. ♥

Thank you so much! I adore your Abyss art, so I'm just really glad to hear that I was able to bring you joy too! XDDDD

I LOVE THE PICTURES TOO. XD EVERYBODY IS SO CUTE. ESPECIALLY LUKE.
7th-Aug-2006 05:49 am (UTC)
HELLO BELOVED CHEEGLE. THIS IS MY LOVE LETTER TO YOU. ♥

How, do you always manage to make this master smile? That picture of Luke there, that super enlarged picture of him is so much love. Why, I have just been reminded on how much I loved the seme!Luke before. And the latest chapter, omg. Guy, I need to acquire the ability to bargain and attract lots of attention as well. Secretely likes that Luke and Van scene. Oh, Luke, you uke.

I am sorry I could not express my love for you in words. But if there is a chance we will meet, you shall be glomped.

FAREWELL FOR NOW, CHEEGLE LOVE!!!! ♥
12th-Aug-2006 05:32 am (UTC) - MIEU IS HAPPY TO SEE MASTER DESU NO! EVEN IF HE IS BURIED UNDER LAW BOOKS DESU NO! ;D
You always make me smile too, Rae. ♥ Even when I see anime characters that remind me of you. My face naturally goes :D like this.

WINKING!SMILING!HOT!LUKE IS SO MUCH LOVE. I saw him and I was ... CRIES WITH JOY, only not. XD EVERYBODY MUST BE REMINDED OF SEME LUKE AND HIS HOTNESS.

XDDDD GUY'S BARGAINING SKILLS ARE THE WIN. AND HE LOOKS SO GOOD AT IT, TOO. XD

I knew you would like the Van and Luke scene! XDDD Luke is so SENSEI I NEED YOU BY MY SIDE I CAN'T DO THIS WITHOUT YOU!

D8 I DREAMT OF YOU THE NIGHT BEFORE LAST, and we have never met. 0_0;;; We were in a classroom full of exploding glass, and I was I MUST PROTECT RAE. Also we were both in school uniforms. I may have been a guy AGAIN, but I'm not sure. NO MORE READING EVANGELION BEFORE FALLING ASLEEP ON THE COUCH. You looked different than I imagined you, though.

Heh. I was walking around the World Cybergames expo yesterday, and I was thinking about whether I'd get to see you in December if you come down for the computer game or cyber-I don't remember what exhibition, because that would be great. In fact, harajukufuuri and I live about ten minutes from each other, so if you wanted to we could ALL meet. XDDD

I WILL PROBABLY END UP GLOMPING YOU WHEN I MEET YOU TOO. OH NOES BEWARE. XD

FAREWELL FOR NOW! ♥
7th-Aug-2006 09:37 pm (UTC)
xD Um, hello! You don't know me and you probably don't want to but hello anyway! I suppose looking up random interests makes a lot of friends because that's how I found your journal -random looking up of things via boredom and a lack of things to do. D:

BUT IT WAS GREAT IN THE END. Because I found out you liked Tales of the Abyss and that was awesome. I think I did a double take with the cheegle in your userinfo before squeeing. Howver scary that may sounds, please don't hit me. I'll stop eventually. Cheegles FOR THE WINZ. But now I'm rambling and probably getting off topic so I think I should stop. Or at least try to stop. Never works.

Anyway, you're so lucky to have made such great finds while in Japan! And that image of Luke is excellent quality for you having blown it up and everything. I hope you don't mind if I swiped some of the pictures to make icons out of. >_< If that's a problem, then I'll delete them right away! I don't want to bother you at all. I really hope we can be friends, though. That'd be all kinds of crazy and awesome and HAHA. Um...I already added you! If that's okay. :D Thanks and sorry for annoying you I think.
12th-Aug-2006 05:36 am (UTC) - Why hello there! ; )
Hello there! *grin* I may have not known you then, but I certainly know of you now! *smiles* And I always look forward to meeting new people, especially if they are also Abyss fans! AND HAVE ICONS SUCH AS YOURS. I LOVE THAT HOLY CRAP ASCH ICON. And he should TOTALLY work at Disneyland. He would scare away all the annoying children. >D

XDDDD THE CHEEGLES DO TEND TO SCARE PEOPLE a little. XD I felt it was best to let everyone know of my marked cheegles preferences upfront. ; ) Most everyone I know is a buusagi fan, but I've always loved cheegles more.

XD And it's not scary at all! I scare people too! XDDD

AND CHEEGLES FOR THE WIN, DESU NO!

*smiles* I don't mind at all! I quite liked your Luke icon, by the way, it's always good to see what others do with images! ; ) Don't worry about it. ; ) It's nice to be credited for scans, but it's not essential. :) I only hope one day we'll get to see a MUCH larger and better quality version! :D

*griiin* Apologies for taking a while to add you back, was caught up with life! XD But I've also already run off and friended you, and it's been great fun meeting you! SEE YOU IN THE ABYSS ♥
8th-Aug-2006 02:52 am (UTC) - I AM SO AMUSED.
WAAH. NONE OF THE PICTURES WANT TO LOAD ON THIS COMPUTER, BUT I FIND IT SO IRONIC THAT THE ONE THAT DOES SORT OF SHOW UP IS ONE OF LUKE AND ASCH TOGETHER AND TO ME IT LOOKS LIKE THEY ARE HOLDING HANDS BECAUSE PART OF THE PICTURE IS NOT LOADED.

... IT STARTED LOADING THE PICTURES AGAIN WHEN I CLICKED THE COMMENT BUTTON AND NOW THERE IS A PICTURE OF LUKE AND TEAR FROM ANIMEDIA? BUT IT LOOKS LIKE TEAR HAS HER HAND ON LUKES BUTT. TOTALLY.

xD Having such bad thoughts.

And I really do not like asch/toilet. :P
12th-Aug-2006 05:39 am (UTC) - ASCHXTOILET IS THE NEW OTP OF THE ABYSS FANDOM :D
XDDDDDD KUZU GA, THIS COMMENT IS JUST SO DAMN FUNNY. XDDDDDD WHY ARE YOU SO DAMNED CUTE. XD

XDD HAHAHAHAHA it also occured to me that the Asch and Luke picture looks like they are holding hands! WHY ALL THE BETTER!! :D :D :D

DUDE do you remember the screenshots we were taking when I was playing Abyss at your place and we agreed that Tear was totally looking at Luke's butt? XDD

YOU WOULD NEVER HAVE THOUGHT ASCH/TOILET IF YOU ONLY HAD HEARD ME RIGHT WHEN I SAID ASCHXNATALIA. D: XDDDD
9th-Aug-2006 03:39 am (UTC)
Thank you for the scans!XD The VanXLuke made me oh so happy, I might just draw that pair.<3

Uhh... Why is Guy haggling???o_o *Guy!<3<3<3*
12th-Aug-2006 05:42 am (UTC) - *grin!*
You are most certainly welcome! *smiles* I'm so happy you liked the scans - and I've been meaning to tell you how much I liked your GuyXAsch art for quite some time now. GuyXAsch isn't really the kind of thing I normally ship but YOU CONVINCE ME. It's very sweet, the way you draw it, and I look forward to more from you! ♥

XDDDD And I hear you're getting into JadeXLuke and vice versa too! I picked up a couple of doujin in Japan, I'll make a post soon! Although you probably will have seen it already. :D

XDDD Heh, I'm not normally into VanXLuke, but but the scans were GREAT. XD SO I COULD NOT RESIST. MY HEAVENS Luke REALLY needs Van in his life, the poor boy.

XDDD I think Guy is haggling for machine parts to fix the ... copter. I think I think. XD It's a guess. ; ) BUT ISN'T HE CUTE WHEN HE'S MAKING A BARGAIN. XD
9th-Aug-2006 05:00 am (UTC)
I need to get on LJ more ;____; And we need to meet again someday (soon) so you can pimp more Abyss to me! XD
12th-Aug-2006 05:45 am (UTC) - FOR YOU, ANYTIME. XD
You need to get on LJ more, and I need to get on LJ less. If we were combined and divided again into two people, we would have a healthy LJ habit! XD

*grin* For you, ANYTIME. XD Just let me know when you want to come over. ALL THE ABYSS DOUJIN IS HERE. AND A WHOLE BUNCH OF DGRAY MAN STUFF, TOO. XD

I bring Abyss out to people like I breathe air. XD ALL THE TIME. XD I think people around me must be suffering from very bad Abyss overload. XD
28th-May-2007 01:29 pm (UTC)
*gasps* LOVE! LOVE! XD Hello there. Long time stalker, (Cross that out! CROSS THAT OUT! Wait! Don't go! Come back!) short lived apprentice of the GuyAsch fandom. XD Proud DistJadePeony fan at least? XD

Ignoring those, hello there once again! ^^ (oogles at pictures and scans) I don't know whether to love you or your scans....or your doujinshi...or both. Or all of them. But more love to YOU my friend, more LOVE TO YOU!

^^;; These scans are so amazing, I still can't believe you are this awesome for scanning them .You, rock. \m/ And so does a threesome between PeonyJadeDist. (Ignore that too. XD)

(friendly shake) Shake? When did I EVER give shakes? XDXD Love you and your scans! :D Mind if I use them for icons? Crediting you is beyond my list, its over THERE way WAYY over the top. That's how far ahead I am of crediting you. Which is a fancy way of saying, "I'm sorry, I'm high. Forgive me and yes I shall do everything in my power to credit you."

XD

:3

=:]

...Luke's seme and you know it.

XD
30th-May-2007 11:39 am (UTC) - Hello there! *smiles* Great to meet you!
Hello there! *smiles* Great to meet you! And hey, don't freak out, I cheerfully stalk people too. *grin* ♥ All Abyss pairings are great with me (some more so than others!), but oh, Dist/Jade/Peony is definitely up there!

Hello! *beams* Thank you so much - I'm happy to share scans with the world when I can, but I don't think I'm worthy of that much admiration. *wry smile* It's out there, all I do is scan it and share it. I'm really glad you liked these so much! Thank you so much for the credit, and yes, you're more than welcome to use them for icons! I hope you have fun with them. *smiles*

*grin* Being high is a great thing! ;) Don't apologise! *smiles* If you want to use my scans for icons or anything, go right ahead, you don't need to ask. *smiles* Credit is lovely, but not essential.

*griiin* I believe he and Asch take turns. *smiles* Lovely to meet you!
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