Evening everyone! There’re many things that came up this week, so lets get into them. First off, sooner or later (sooner or so is said) there’s going to be free DLC(s) for KHIII that will have the critical mode. It will also have some more minor story information, such as how Xion ended up where she did during the final battle. There will also apparently be a larger paid DLC coming (supposedly) by the end of the year. I’ve also heard that there will be at least one more game between III and IV. For those of you who want more Kingdom Hearts information sooner, Kingdom Hearts Union x (the phone game) is apparently going to be going to a new world and more new information.
There was also new information on the upcoming Pokémon games! They’re called Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield and are coming out ‘Late 2019.’ Based on past experience, it’ll be the Friday before Thanksgiving. They showed a bit of the game, but they also showed the new starters. … To be honest, I’m not that thrilled with the look of the new starters. I think they’re too close in looks to some of the previous Pokémon. The game looks good otherwise and it seems to have the previous random wild Pokémon engine instead of being able to see them walking free. Have to wait and see if it’s any good.
Moving on to what I’ve read this week, the answer is more than I plan to talk about today (I think). I reread more of Mauling Snarks and Here in My Arms. The new chapters this week were: Breaking the Gilded Cage (Tues & Thurs), Angels and Demons, Another Way (Tues, Thurs), Service with a Smile, Souls of the Heart (Tues, Thurs), [Harry Potter, Lone Traveler, God and Wizard], Swordsaint, Heroes Assemble!, Dodging Prison and Stealing Witches – Revenge is Best Served Cold, Taylor Varga (Omake) and Mauling Snarks.
I have to say this now just in case someone is annoyed by it, I’m gonna focus on reading all of sakurademonalchemist’s stories, to finally get them over with. I’m on page 8 of 13 and am working backwards. If I haven’t mentioned one from earlier pages (that aren’t compilations of one-shots), it’s because I read it before I started the blog and haven’t reread it yet. However, this includes rereading those so I can talk about them on the blog. There are also some I need some prerequisites for (like, you know, reading/watching the original work) that I’ll get to later. So be prepared for the next few posts to be filled with their work.
Getting on with that, the first one is A Second Chance, which is a Harry Potter and Rosario + Vampire crossover. The summer before third year, Harry sends an application to Youkai Academy after to talking to a goblin. He gets his acceptance before fifth year and decides to go there instead of Hogwarts. There he meets Tsukine and gets involved in the start of Rosario + Vampire. How will that story go with him being included? I doubt we’ll know because there are only three chapters and it hasn’t been updated since 2013.
Next is actually a new fic from them (again). It’s called Melody of Fire and is a Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them crossover. … Yeah, so a few Harry ends up in the past and turns into her dragon form. Newt finds her (sometime before he finds the Thunderbird) and she decides to go along with him. It already has five chapters, so maybe this one will be finished (I wish).
Third is a two-chapter story (not finished and also in 2013) I reread called Lunar Keyblade Master. It’s a crossover between My Little Pony, Kingdom Hearts and Rise of the Guardians. Luna and Nightmare Moon find Heartless on the moon and get their own keyblades. They go to other dimensions to fight the Darkness until they are freed from the moon. In reality, they only go to the Rise of the Guardians dimension before the fic ends currently.
Fourth is The Dragon’s Jewel, which is a Yu Yu Hakusho and Harry Potter crossover. It has Harry finding a wishing jewel before the First Task of the Triwizard Tournament. He uses it unconsciously and eventually it turns him into a dragon himself. Finding out some truths, he flees to Japan and eventually meets the Yu Yu Hakusho crew. Warning, there are some genderbending and male/male relationships in this. Don’t like, Don’t read. Also hasn’t been updated since 2013.
Then was Second Chance, a One Piece and Naruto crossover. It has Ace being reincarnated as Itachi. He refuses to use his bloodline, but has unprecedented control of fire jutsu. He leads a much different life and handles things differently. I has five chapter and also hasn’t been updated since 2013.
Following that was Shark in the Leaf, a Harry Potter and Naruto crossover. Harry is transported to the Elemental Nations as a child and the Sanbi seals himself inside him to hide from the shinobi. A Kiri trained Harry learns he has a bloodline and escapes to Konoha before he is found out. Watch as a Kiri Harry influenced Naruto becomes a shinobi. It has twelve chapters, again 2013 and actually gets to Hogwarts before it stops.
Rose Princess is next. It says it’s a triple crossover, but in the three chapters it only covers Harry Potter and Fate/Stay Night. Instead of going to save Sirius at the end of fifth year, fem Harry runs to Japan. She learns she’s the ‘Rose Princess’ and can recruit Heroic Spirits as her Knights. 2013 once again.
After that is Toshiro Potter, which is a five-chapter Harry Potter and Bleach crossover. A young Harry dies and becomes Toshiro Hitsugaya. After becoming a Captain, he and some others (including his dad) are sent to deal with Voldie by pretending to be eleven and entering Hogwarts. Dumbles thinks ‘young’ James is Harry and thus continues his plans. How will they end up with a jaded Toshiro? Also 2013.
Then came Sailor Naru, a Sailor Moon and Naruto crossover. In it, fem Naruto is Sailor Moon and meets Luna before she graduates. Now she has to find the Sailor Scouts and get through life as a ninja. The Negaverse doesn’t have a part of the current six chapters, but it was implied that they would be coming soon. Also no Tuxedo Mask so far, and another 2013.
Continuing after that was Changed Fate. It’s a Naruto story where he learns that Jiraiya’s biggest regret was not killing Orochimaru when he turned traitor. He makes a different choice at the Valley of the End to make sure he doesn’t have that regret. At the end of the four chapters, he is still travelling making friends around the Elemental Countries. 2013, enough said.
A Yu Yu Hakusho and Bleach crossover, Sword and Demon, is next. It has Ichigo going to Yusuke’s school instead of staying in Karakura because they think he’s a delinquent. He befriends Yusuke and helps him out when he becomes a ghost. How will both their stories change? Quite a bit even in four chapters, also a 2013.
Finally, I reread Hexe Dragon. It’s a Harry Potter and KHR crossover where Fem Harry sneaks into the Varia in order to have a place to belong. When she is found out, after a while, she helps reveal something and is allowed to stay. Xansus even takes an interest in her. It’s a good story and only hasn’t been updated since 2017, so it may, and again I say may, be eventually updated.
That’s it (I actually got through everything, I’m impressed) for the week. I’ll see everyone on Monday and May Your Heart Be Your Guiding Key!