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  1. Also here's a Makoto figurine:
  2. FREEing will be making a Mai figurine:
  3. Here's the summary for chapter 9: http://amatsumugi89.tumblr.com/post/156980213618/blazblue-variable-heart-chapter-9-kajun-tells If found this to be an interesting action-filled chapter. Fuzzy is really powerful since he's able to take on all the other characters including Ragna. Nice to learn that the dragon in Mai's stage is the one summoned by Fuzzy and I'm looking forward to seeing Mai use Outseal. Also, it seems that the Azure is able to influence Mai since she got entranced by it and Bell had to snap her out of it. I guess that's a side-effect from her becoming the Blank Grimoire.
  4. Next chapter preview. Nice to see Mai learning how to use Outseal.
  5. We won't and there's no reason to. Mai in her arcade route goes to look for Relius in order to determine if he's a threat and she only comes to seriously hate him after meeting him and learning how he views others. There's no need for her to meet him again in Variable Heart, especially when she had already met him in Remix Heart. It would be dumb for Mai to try and find out if Relius is a threat in CF if she had already seen him act like an evil bastard in Variable Heart. Mai in her victory quote against Kagura asks where Taro is, which embarrasses her. The fact she doesn't know his whereabouts and that she's embarrassed to ask makes it abundantly clear that there has been no romantic development between the two. After all if they were a couple she wouldn't be embarrassed to ask about him and one might expect her to know what he has been up to. Jin and Tsubaki was the most blatant and obvious pairing in the entire franchise and neither of them were crazy or brainwashed when CF ended but nonetheless they weren't shown together in the end. I suggest you give up hoping for a Taro/Mai ship; Taro's main function in Mai's story was to make her realize that she's attracted to men and thus come to the conclusion that she was no longer a boy in the body of a girl, but instead that her mind had also become that of a girl. That caused an identity crisis in Mai, pushed her to seek Seifer's help and eventually paved the way for her to fully accept herself as a woman. Beyond that, the romance with Taro was an afterthought; Remix Heart almost entirely focused on Mai's relationship with her friends.
  6. Why? Just because Es was from a different world than Nine and Celica doesn't mean that those two were also from a different world from the main BB world.
  7. Yes, Es is from a different world than Watashi. That's nothing new; we've known that the Xblaze and BB worlds diverged due to the Wadatsumi Incident since Code Embryo. That has nothing to do with whether Watashi and Imouto we see in Lost Memories is from the same world as the ones in Blazblue. I suppose that Watashi and Imouto being from an entirely different world would explain the discrepancies, but that is never said anywhere and would be a cop-out that would rob Lost Memories of any significance, since it wouldn't be the story of Nine and Celica but different characters whose lives ended up very differently.
  8. Both Celica and Nine recognize Es in win quotes though.
  9. Took me a bit to find this quote, but here: Hazama in Calamity Trigger Reconstruction outright says that every soldier that fought Ragna lived. This quite obviously contradicts the claim made in CF while the Embryo. Nobody ever accused Ragna of killing people before and since the past presented in the Embryo is demonstrably false for a ton of other things, I really wouldn't trust the accusations made in it that Ragna killed people, especially since there's absolutely no reason to believe that Ragna's past was somehow exempt from these alterations. It may be unrealistic that nobody was ever killed by Ragna, but these are the facts. ArcSys decided to make their lead character more sympathetic by sacrificing a certain level of realism. As for Lost Memories, quite a bit of what happened there didn't amount to anything. In it Nine came to understand and stop hating her father and also realized he actually cared for his family, which didn't fit at all with Phase 0 where Nine absolutely hated his guts and her father was planning to painfully sacrifice Celica in order to power one of his creations. Es doesn't remember anything about Nine or Celica in her win quotes. The fact she has no scenes with them in the story may be because she'd just go "why do you act as if you know me" and nothing would come of them. Then again the story mode in CF dropped a ton of plot threads, so the omission of a reunion between these characters was unsurprising. What I would have liked would have been a substory where Team Remix Heart got together again. Mai only ever met Noel in the CF story mode and Kajun never met any of the other girls. Considering how they had gotten separated in Variable Heart and never met again, it would have been nice to see them have a reunion.
  10. You could argue that the name was the result of NOL propaganda trying to make their enemy look worse than he really was. But I agree that it's a little too convenient that Ragna was able to disable so many soldiers in battle without any of them dying and that destroying all those facilities also didn't result in any deaths. I too think that they did it in order to make him less morally objectionable, even though it doesn't really fit the character very well. I did like that in Variable Heart Ragna is as much an asshole as he was in Calamity Trigger though, since he only mellowed out later.
  11. Nice work. I've been looking for a compilation of all the win quotes and I hadn't been able to find one anywhere.
  12. What were you expecting from Mai's win quote? It makes it obvious that Mai knows who Platinum is; there was had no need for some flowery exposition about their past relationship. And Platinum has no memories of Mai; it makes sense for her not to say something specific about her. As for Ragna and Mai, one might expect them to remember each other better, but the fact they don't isn't some sort of plot hole. Ragna's system voice doesn't remember what Hibiki's name is. Maybe Es is confused because she doesn't understand why these people remind her of people she knows. It makes sense for Es not to know who Nine and Celica are though; the fact Es has blue eyes means she still has the Embryo inside her, which indicates that she traveled to CF after the events in Code Embryo but before those in Lost Memories. The Es in CF had yet to meed Nine and Celica. The deaths allegedly caused by Ragna must have been part of the fake history created by the Embryo rather than something he really did. When Kagura talks about Ragna's crimes in the arcade mode he only mentions people injured.
  13. I would have expected Ragna and Mai to remember each other more clearly, but the fact they don't is not a discrepancy between VH and CF. What did you expect from Mai vs Platinum? Platinum doesn't have memories from her time as Bell and Mai makes it clear she knows who Platinum is in her victory quote. There's no need for Mai to say "hello Platinum who used to be Bell that I spent time with" in her victory quote; all that was discussed in Mai's arcade route. It's pretty obvious that they did take VH into consideration since CF refers to events that took place in VH that had yet to occur in the manga when the game was released, such as Mai calling Platinum Bell. Also Mai said that Platinum had no memories from her time as Bell, that she gave her to Jubei to raise and that she joined Sector Seven under Kokonoe, all of which have yet to happen in VH. So I do believe that there already was at the very least a complete outline of VH that they referred to when writing the story of CF. Also Terumi and Relius make comments that the No Name grimoire is incomplete, which I'm guessing is a reference to the fact that Mai never became an Azure Grimoire. The only thing that could be considered a discrepancy is Kajun's supertaste comment, which is contradicted by RH, VH and CF rather than just CF.
  14. I'm inclined to think that Kajun was meant to refer to Mai's Intermediary Grimoire power. That is what Mai lost during the incident with Seifer, which is what Kajun was referring to in that scene. Mai was explicitly said to still have her supertaste ability at the end of Remix Heart and her dialog in Variable Heart and Central Fiction made it sound like she still had it in both series. In order to assume that Mai lost and regained her power, we'd have to ignore both what was said at the end of RH and Mai's comment in VH to Bell that she can't taste normal food. It's simpler to assume that she never lost that power. Ragna's system voice wonders where he has met Mai before and Mai in her victory quote also realizes she has met Ragna before. One might have expected them to remember each other better, but I guess that both of them were busy and got into a lot of fights so they didn't remember their meetings very well. Platinum is explicitly said not to have memories of her time as Bell by Mai in Mai's arcade mode, so it makes sense that her victory and system voice don't say anything specific about Mai. But Mai does refer to Platinum as "Platinum-chan" in both her system voice and her win quote, which shows that she knows who Platinum is. If Mori didn't care about Variable Heart, he wouldn't have bothered with the meeting between Mai and Platinum which was a clear reference to VH. The fact Mai was with Sector Seven was also a reference to the events in VH.
  15. Looking at the Japanese Amazon it seems that the first 3 volumes of Remix Heart are out of print. Mai and Ragna recognize each other but they don't remember who the other person is. This chapter 6 summary makes it sound like Mai still has her super-taste since she says she can't taste normal food and loves Noel's cooking. It seems to me that there has been some mistake either in the original text or the translation of chapter 3. Mai never lost her super-taste ability in Remix Heart; what she did lose during the incident with Seifer was her Intermediary Grimoire ability. That's what Kajun ought to have been referring to in her explanation.