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Tales of the Abyss Manga Volume 2 Scans 
22nd-Feb-2007 05:10 pm
Reborn - Yamamoto CHIBITA
WARNING: SPOILERS FOLLOW
Tales of the Abyss Manga: Volume 2: Selected Scans: 92 MB
96 pages of the manga
From shortly before the fight with Arietta, ending at the Asch confrontation at the Zao Ruins.
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Brief impression: Not enough Asch, Natalia even more kickass in manga, Luke is so weak for sensei, Sink looks great!













In which Ion looks very sweet.

He looks so endearing when he's sleeping.


Luke is so ... HAPPY... to see Van.
I can imagine him rejoicing Sensei, you saved me!


Sensei turns Luke into a giggling schoolgirl with a crush. D<





Meet the Rokujinshou - and all we see of Dist.


And that's all we see of Dist for this manga.







Sink: Don't mind me, Luke. >D I'm just enjoying the view.





Mission: Save Ion!











Sometimes I think that Luke fell for Tear partly because she reminded him of Van. Their intense looks are surprisingly similar.









Gotta love Guy's priorities. They're all running to save Luke and Guy is deliriously happy over the fontech. "SUGEI!"

And I very much like Jade's shocked expression. It's not often you get to see him with that look on his face.

I love that Tear has Luke in her arms. ♥



Tear: *runs over*
Guy: <.< I wanted to be the one to give him the kiss of life.
Jade: ... Well, if you hadn't been so busy giving the fontech suggestive looks...







Will the badtouch never end.



I have a special soft spot in my heart for crazed!Luke.







STOP! In the name of LOVE!
And Mohs looks beyond scary.





Luke's Extremely Enthusiastic Homecoming.





"YOUNG MASTER! WELCOME HOME!!!"
It kind of makes me really happy to see how delighted everyone is to have Luke return home. *grin*
Even Ramdas rushes up to give Luke a proper welcome, and just look at that legion of delighted maids!



And in which a swarm of ecstatic House Fabre staff descend upon Luke. xDDDD







This is my favourite costume of Natalia's. *grin*
And she seems really happy to see Luke, too!
...if only the same could be said of Luke...



HEH. HEH. HEH. I love the UTTER SHOCK that follows Guy's revelation that Natalia is Luke's fiancee.

And I like manga!Natalia even more than game!Natalia, which is really saying something. ;)



And Natalia shows her true colours. xDDDD
Everyone's reaction can basically be summed up as ^^;;; and 0____0.





Tear meets Luke's mother:



It's such an endearing look on her. *grin*







8 4-koma panels follow the manga, most of which have cheegles in them.





The following chapters are in the book, and I've scanned them as they appeared in Degenki Maou, so here they are:

Episode 9
Encountering the Dark Wings/Shikkoku no Tsubasa, and also, Van, Badtouch Master Extraordinaire

Episode 10
Even More Badtouching (And baby!Asch)

Episode 12
Meeting Natalia and the Rokujinshou
Asch-Luke Memories in the Rain scene
Comments 
22nd-Feb-2007 09:23 am (UTC)
OMG. HI TEAR.

Guh.

22nd-Feb-2007 09:28 am (UTC) - My icon says it all xD
HEH. XDD

She has a lot of good moments in this manga. Although I still think Natalia had some of the best, but then I am horribly biased with regard to Natalia.

You know about the latest Dash novel, right? I found out quite late - WHY is the latest Abyss news always on my flist and not the community.
22nd-Feb-2007 09:31 am (UTC)
. . . is it just me or does Jade push his glasses up with his middle finger? UNLESS THAT'S COMPLETELY NORMAL.
22nd-Feb-2007 09:36 am (UTC)
Sure does look like the middle finger there. *grin* I think he did the same thing in the first volume, too. Heh.

But then again, around Jade, "normal" takes on a whole different meaning.
22nd-Feb-2007 10:14 am (UTC)
Thank you for posting this. omg this is SO the next thing I'm buying ♥

THANK YOU ♥♥♥
22nd-Feb-2007 10:22 am (UTC)
Eheh, glad you liked! ;) You're most welcome!

*grin* Depending on who you like, though. Myself, I might not have bought this one if I''d known what was in it, because I'd already seen most of what I wanted to see. But yeah. ;) Still a great aquisition.

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22nd-Feb-2007 02:06 pm (UTC)
You're most welcome! *grin* Glad you liked! ; )

Arietta, next to Ion and Anise: it's the same kind of character body-type and face-shape. Full of cute.

Heh, you'd like this one: Arietta cries a whole lot.

♥! *grin* That's quite a compliment! Thank you so much! *grin*
22nd-Feb-2007 11:36 am (UTC) - Terribly amused by Luke's face in 4-koma last panel.
A agree, Natalia does look awesome in the manga version :D
22nd-Feb-2007 02:08 pm (UTC) - *grin* I've uploaded the scans now! :) Even more 4-komas to come! XD
Eheheh - everytime I see that character in your icon I think Sakurai Takahiro. xD

SO COMPLETELY AWESOME. ♥ But then my Abyss girl-character heart belongs to Natalia to begin with. ;)
22nd-Feb-2007 12:47 pm (UTC)
Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee, thank you for the manga goodies. It's nice to flip through even though I can't read Jap. I love everyone's expressions ^^
22nd-Feb-2007 02:09 pm (UTC)
I - want to eat - your icon... it looks like it'd be made of sugar that dissolves on one's tongue. xD

You're most welcome! *grin* I'm glad you liked this! XDDD This game and manga are brilliant for expressions. XD I generally find that my favourite characters are the ones with the most versatile faces. (Not being very smart is also sometimes a factor).
22nd-Feb-2007 01:23 pm (UTC)
Ooooooooooh my *__* SUCH PRETTY ART! ♥ Totally stealing. :O Thank you for sharing. :D
22nd-Feb-2007 02:10 pm (UTC)
Heheh, glad you liked! *grin* And you're most welcome! *grin*

I still prefer the novel art, but the manga art has its plus points. ;)
22nd-Feb-2007 02:27 pm (UTC)
Ohhh my, Natalia is utterly SEXY in the manga in so so so many ways.

Many of these shots of her deserve immortal glory in an icon. Dahhh..!
22nd-Feb-2007 02:35 pm (UTC)
YES!!! Somebody who feels the way I do! *griiiiiin* I AGREE!

Natalia gets so many kickass moments in the manga. I love it when she bawls Luke out. >D I love when she's looks all sweet and charming and demure and the perfect princess, and then in the next panel she's got the manners of an arrogant and aristocratic young lady who thinks nothing of ordering everyone around. ♥

Wow, I love your icon! It's BRILLIANT. Oh, NATALIA. The funny thing is, even if she were like that 80% of the time, I'd only love her more.
22nd-Feb-2007 02:41 pm (UTC)
Pretty pretty!!! *-*

Thank you so much for sharing these! manga!Natalia is such love. XD
22nd-Feb-2007 03:11 pm (UTC)
*grin* I'm glad you liked! *beams* And you're most welcome! *smiles*

Natalia is love. *griiin*
22nd-Feb-2007 02:55 pm (UTC)
"Okaeri wo omachishite orimashita zo" OMG XD I dunno why, but I'm always amused by the use of keigo in manga. I totally need to play this game in Japanese >.>

Thanks for the scans! I just narrowly missed picking up this volume at Katsucon x_x (I suck at finding things, lol).

I wonder who'll be on the cover on the next volume...
22nd-Feb-2007 03:10 pm (UTC)
*grin* I love how Ramdas is so effusively enthusiastic there. xD They didn't do that in the game, though - they were quite restrained, and there was no outpouring of love the way there is in the manga. Makes me glad for the manga being different.

Heh, you're welcome! Glad this helps! ;)

Guy or Natalia, probably. *grin* I'd say I want an Asch cover, but I think we already got that with the Asch gaiden.
22nd-Feb-2007 03:07 pm (UTC)
Thank you SO much!

I wasn't going to be able to buy this for a long time and I had been so desperate to see it. :D
It's so cheap at Kinokuniya, like $7, but we don't have those in FL... D:

Aw. A sleeping Ion is a cute Ion. I do like Ion...despite the fact that he was thesecret character over Asch. I'm glad he got that sort of attention, at least.

And that page with Tear and Van making that same face...scary. XD
Now it ALL makes sense why Luke likes Tear...but let's hope the badtouch doesn't run in the family...
Even though she is clearly doing that when she is holding him. XD

Guy GEEKING over fontech in such a serious situation is just...gold. What a dork. But I guess that's what makes his character so interesting. XD

I have to be honest about Natalia.
I hated her when she joined my party...but as the game went on, well, I really started to like her. And even when I go back and look at the "old" Natalia, I find myself liking her old attitude, as well.
I actually feel really sorry for her, too...even though she had just as much crap happen to her as the others, clearly, Natalia was more fragile than Tear. It's a bit funny, though, but my friend who played Abyss absolutely HATED Natalia all through the game until the end. Then we did an RP story involving her and my friend finally understood how great of a character she was. XD

Thank you again, I can't thank you enough! :D
This must have truly been quite difficult to scan (as I know how diffucult in is to bend the thicker the book is), but I really appreciate it so much. You're so wonderful for sharing this! :D

Now go get some rest so you can recover!
22nd-Feb-2007 03:22 pm (UTC)
*grin* You're most welcome! *beams* I'm so happy that I could help - you do so much, after all, and I'm always looking for ways I can help give a little of that back. *grin* I only wish there was more Asch in this so I could scan him for you.

I was in FL once! Or rather, in Orlando.

! WHOA that IS cheap. A friend of mine buys Kyou Kara Maou novels from one of the Kinokuniyas - and wow, that's a great price. Not the kind of horrifying Ebay-esque markup I'd been expecting.

Sleeping Ion is so adorable. I want to go and tousle his hair and tuck him in and give him a cheegle to cuddle.

*grin* In an alternate universe, the Rokujinshou series of figurines gets released to complement the Luke-tachi set. ;)

!! *griin* Badtouch running in the family! I like that idea! XDD
Luke: You're the closest thing to Master Van I'll ever get!
Tear: ....
The Grants genes are terrible for badtouching. ... This kind of makes me wonder if Yulia was badtouch-friendly, too.

HEHEHEH You gotta love Guy! "Luke's been kidnapped! ... Ooh, FONTECH! Shiiiiny!" Such an adorable dork.

*grin* A part of me thinks the best kind of love is the kind that grows from hate. ;) But that would mean that the way I feel about Asch is the best kind of love because I started out really hating him, too. *distressed expression*

I'm so glad you slowly grew to love Natalia! ♥ And yes - Natalia's more fragile than Tear. Or perhaps it's just that Natalia lets it show more, whereas Tear would hide it. *grin* I'm so happy your friend understands how wonderful Natalia is too! *beams*

The scans get a little slanted here and there due to the book-bending, but even scanning this book is a dream compared to scanning Degenki Maou. Degenki Maou is half the size of a telephone directory, and I always need to keep on hand on the scanner when scanning it because otherwise it'd fall off. *laughing*

*GRIIIN* THAT I WILL! XDD
22nd-Feb-2007 03:43 pm (UTC)
Yeah I loved reading this volume ^_^ Natalia's entrance was just priceless XD

And Tear seems to be a lot sweeter in the manga than in the game o.O Not complaining though, I love the LukexTear moments in this one <3 I swear if they don't make them kiss by the very end, there's going to be hell to pay

Man, I can't wait until Akzeriuth/Luke's haircut/Ortion Cavern @_@
22nd-Feb-2007 04:14 pm (UTC)
*grin* Natalia's entrances are solid gold. Oh, my, I really do admire that young lady. And the effect she has on everyone around her.

Heh, maybe it's the way she's drawn - she looks quite demure and sweet in a fair number of her appearances. And gentle.

XD As much as I'd love a kiss, I think they'll stick to canon. But maybe we can hope for an EXTRA or omake by the artist. *grin*

!!! Me too! Wow, that's a lot of good stuff! I think the next manga is going to be something WONDERFUL. *smiles* A lot of ground to cover there! (Although, as someone observed, it's going to be a half-year-again wait for the next one!)
22nd-Feb-2007 04:13 pm (UTC)
Thank you for the scans! :DDD The chibis on the back cover are so cute ♥

Guy x Fontech ftw! XD I love your commentary~

All the Fabre staff welcoming Luke home makes me kind of sad that Asch isn't able to get that love.. .

Though I'm not surprised that Tear's diary (I think that's what it is) is full of doodles of cute things. XD
22nd-Feb-2007 04:34 pm (UTC)
*grin* You're most welcome! Glad you liked! *grin* And yeah, the chibis are adorable! XD I'm waiting on the Rokujinshou chibis and a canon chibi Asch. xD

*grin!* Guy's subconscious mind: Fontech > Luke. xD And thank you! *grin*

It did actually occur to me that I didn't think Asch would have gotten that reaction from the Fabre household staff. For some reason, even though Luke's grumpy and ridiculously spoilt, he's incredibly well-loved.

Although I suddenly imagined an onslaught of maids rushing out to greet Asch. And imagined Asch's face wearing Luke's expression. xD

*grin* It's Tear's diary all right! ;) Heh, and yes. I think we all saw it coming. ;)
22nd-Feb-2007 05:14 pm (UTC)
UWAH WHY ARE YOU SO AWESOME~! ♥ ♥ ♥

Intense fangirling aside, thank you so much for scanning these! omg luke why are you so gay for van and omg nacchan so awesome
22nd-Feb-2007 06:14 pm (UTC)
I love how Natalia uses keigo even when she's yelling at Luke. XDD Also, Anise is so awesome when she's casting Negative Gate! And Luke's homecoming is too funny~ (Aww, they missed him!)

Anise's reaction to Natalia is too great also. "A SUPER HOT GIRL! What?! Who?!"

I think Ramdas does really care about Luke, it's just his job to enforce the standards.

PS: Luke and Ion-sama are so cuuuuute *_*

PPS: I guess volume 3 has ALL THE EMO in it ;_;
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