Here is the link for the Young Animal pre-order: http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/product/NEOBK-2183706?s_ssid=e45d0e5a6702dfb5ec
Just pre-ordered mine.
Just pre-ordered mine.
I kept checking for it all yesterday. It had come up on the Monday of the release week the last couple of times.JMP said:I've been checking CDJapan every once in a while the last few days to see if it was out yet. I checked yesterday and still nothing. I meant to look again this morning before I left the house, but forgot. It popped into my mind while I was driving and bugged me so much I pulled off the road to check on my phone. I guess my anticipation for this next episode is pretty high. Anyway, I placed my pre-order and got back on the road again!
Aazealh said:Very interesting developments, and lots of things to process.
Obviously the big question concerns the last page reveal: that the last fragment is the Demon Child. It makes sense thematically: the whole cocoon aspect of the brambles invited this kind of thing, and it can be directly tied to the rape, since it's what turned the boy into a monstrosity. However it also raises a number of questions. The one that immediately came to my mind is that Casca was broken before she gave birth to the child.
Of course it can still work fine because in this layer of her dream Casca is somewhat aware of the real world (see the whole imagery of the dog carrying the broken doll in the coffin and enduring hardships from relentless monsters), but that makes me very curious to see how Miura will reconcile the chain of events. Next episode should have the answer, as Schierke & Farnese experience the pivotal moment that destroyed Casca's mind... But the wait will make it a loooong month.
Mage said:"There's someone I want to see"...I think it's not who we assumed it was, and will provide an answer as to what will give her (and I guess everyone) a goal or purpose after Elhelm.
Mage said:While she was broken before giving birth, I'm hoping it's revealed that her attachment to the child was more than just instinctual, that there was true heartbreak over it being corrupted and then lost.
Grail said:Will we still be forced to relive the rape with Farnese/Schierke? Walter, like you, I was dreading this.
Yeah, sure. Maybe. Not the first time I would be wrong about something... And the guy I was replying to was wrong as well.Doc said:
Aazealh said:Now the problem is that might require some complex mental gymnastics if Schierke has to connect the dots between the Demon Child and the Moonlight Boy while they're all in the Corridor of Dreams... Feels like too many things would be happening at once. Maybe it won't be necessary, or maybe things will occur differently, we'll see.
Griffith said:We also discussed some form of the child being involved, and we not be done yet, but it's a pretty great symbol of not only Casca's trauma and tragedy, but joy and hope. Kudos, Miura, I'm blown away again.
MrFlibble said:Perhaps the demon child representing the last fragment means it accomodates Casca's post eclipse memories as well as the rape. Not likely but would be interesting. I assume Casca will remember everything she has experienced in her damaged state.