Comic 125 - Long Hair

7th Sep 2011, 8:00 PM in Ch 5: Cordially Invited
Long Hair
Average Rating: 4.86 (7 votes)
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Author Notes:

Jocelyn 7th Sep 2011, 8:00 PM edit delete
Upon finishing this page and rereading it, I noticed I packed a LOT of information into this one page. So much so, I probably could have drawn it out into two or maybe even three pages. Whether it be laziness or stubbornness though, I don’t know; but it didn’t end up happening. It’s still just one page. ^_^

First off, despite the occasional parody reference to real life products and franchises (like Porter’s Books, Funtendo or FaceSpace), there are in fact three wholly original products in the Rain universe. Namely, these are “Black Wings Kaminari”, “Mad GigaKaizer X”, and now lastly, “Halloween Princess Pandora”.

Whereas Kaminari is supposed to be something of a cult hit manga, and Mad GigaKaizer is supposed to be a classic old giant robot anime, Pandora is meant to be a bit more of a modern and mainstream title with both an anime and a manga adaptation. The idea is that it’s extremely well-known and can even be seen on TV outside of Japan, but TRUE fans buy the DVD (or pirate it online) to get the uncut version. Anyway, the concept of the story is that it’s a “dark magical girl” story; like an unholy lovechild between Sailor Moon and Hellsing (which probably really WOULD be quite popular).

You might not remember (or perhaps didn’t even notice), but you’ve seen Pandora before back on page 43.

And uh… Maria used to have long hair, I guess? Presumably very long, judging by Pandora’s pigtails. That is, incidentally, supposed to be a picture of the character, Pandora, however… not of Maria dressed as Pandora. In this case, anyway. ^_^

Final note: I have a hard time NOT smiling at the second panel. It may be one of my new favorites.

Rain, all characters and all other aspects of the story are copyright material belonging to me.
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dumok 7th Sep 2011, 9:40 PM edit delete reply
I like the work so far. Your style is pretty good, you just need to make the lines a little sharper.
AliJ5533 8th Sep 2011, 3:49 PM edit delete reply
I love Rain's =D face in panel 2. Even if it was actually just a -D face lol
macbook pro 11th Sep 2011, 11:39 PM edit delete reply
crucial forgotten Rain franchise in the author's note - eHEARTyou
CyberSkull 20th Mar 2012, 9:38 AM edit delete reply
I would like to watch the unholy love child of Sailor Moon and Hellsing.
Zi 26th Jul 2015, 9:58 PM edit delete reply
And thus, Puella Magi Madoka Magica was born.
Miiohau 5th Sep 2019, 3:00 AM edit delete reply
actually, what I have heard is Puella Magi Madoka Magica is a cross between love craft and Sailormoon what with the body horror. Hellsing is more an he who fights monsters anti-hero fighting evil that used to be human but not necessarily good. Magical girls in Puella Magi Madoka Magica are fighting former magical girls to stave off the heat death of the universe. Also, note these former magical girls were never told they would become what they fight. While Hellsing knew what he was turning into.
Lex-Kat 14th Nov 2016, 7:39 AM edit delete reply
Somehow, I don't think Todd will go unpunished.
DahKohTah42 1st Aug 2021, 1:49 PM edit delete reply
what i get out of this is that halloween princess pandora is this universe's puella magi madoka magica
Absentia 2nd Aug 2021, 2:32 AM edit delete reply
except more violent
Kinkajou 22nd Oct 2021, 5:50 PM edit delete reply
Oh my now rereading I realize why Maria was blushing after Rudy was talking about her cut hair… Jocelyn you are so wonderfully good at foreshadowing and building backstories *claps*
Cassie 11th Jan 2022, 7:41 PM edit delete reply

Ariahhhh 17th Apr 2022, 4:54 AM edit delete reply
So is nobody talking about how rain said “her hair’s too long and she doesn’t want to dye it green” in this page, and later she keeps it short and dyes it green? Nice foreshadowing, Jocelyn.
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