Comic 1477 - Role

2nd Mar 2022, 9:49 AM in Ch. 44 - And When the Rain Clears...
Average Rating: 5 (12 votes)
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Jocelyn 2nd Mar 2022, 9:49 AM edit delete
Beware: anime nerd stuff ahead (you can probably skip this blurb if you don't care about the technicals).

Originally, my plan was that Maria's big role was going to be the main character of the newer Chiaki Koizumi manga, The Second Prophet. But if the manga just started last Spring, as Rain describes on that page, I didn't feel like it was a reasonable expectation for an anime adaptation to be close enough to being ready for it to already be casting for the English dub. But likewise, Maria probably wouldn't still be getting cast for Kaminari stuff if the anime started airing six years ago.

So, since I've never spoken about an anime adaptation of the Birth of the Lilim manga, I decided to go with that instead. Chronologically, Lilim would've been written prior to Kaminari, but I guess the way I see it is that Kaminari was the hit that really took off. So when the anime wrapped up, and the companies wanted to still make money off that pedigree, they dug into Chiaki's back catalog to pull out the never adapted prequel story.

These specific details were probably never going to be questioned, but ADHD wouldn't allow me to overlook this most minute of irrelevant details, so I wrote it all down. Maybe, hopefully, someone besides me will find it interesting.

And if not, hey Maria and Chanel do that kissing thing they do. That's super cute, and will [hopefully] distract you from my nerdy rambling. XD

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Swiftrunner 2nd Mar 2022, 10:22 AM edit delete reply
Their kissing is indeed super cute but it did not distract me from the nerdy rambling. Muahahaha! I get both worlds!
WillowD 2nd Mar 2022, 2:30 PM edit delete reply
Kissing and rambling are both awesome. And that kiss must be spectacular, given that both phones started chirping.
Gabi 9th Mar 2022, 11:04 AM edit delete reply
Same here!
Rue 2nd Mar 2022, 10:22 AM edit delete reply
ValeryGraciela 2nd Mar 2022, 10:34 AM edit delete reply
Well, maybe the anime adaptation would continue the unfinished story of the two volumes of the manga.

Also, I love the kiss between those girls! It fills me with joy.

Also, also, who would call both of them at the same time?
Emily (not that one) 2nd Mar 2022, 10:36 AM edit delete reply
Some animation companies have a partnership and more popular titles like DBZ Super(Toei and Funimation)actually had a very short time(if not simulcast) for Japanese Release and Sub/Dub on their streaming platform. The Broly Movie had a near simultaneous release of Original and Dub.
Then again this is DBZ.
j-eagle12212012 2nd Mar 2022, 10:42 AM edit delete reply
Kissing is the best
Tokuben 2nd Mar 2022, 10:49 AM edit delete reply
Dang-nabit phones! You ruined the moment!
Long-Time Lurker 2nd Mar 2022, 10:50 AM edit delete reply
I didn't wonder, personally, but I enjoyed your blurb and appreciate the thought you put into it for making it make sense. :)

A text to both once? Sounds like a group chat to me! We know who it probably isn't, given what we've seen the others up to in the moment so... Who's left? Rudy? Maybe Carver? But both seem more likely to just text Maria directly. Oh! Emily! We haven't seen her "live", and she could totally be planning a group get-together. Okay, that's my guess.
TK-Dragon 3rd Mar 2022, 1:39 AM edit delete reply
Rudy was in like the first set of other character pages though.
Long-Time Lurker 3rd Mar 2022, 9:29 AM edit delete reply
We saw what he looks like and is dating in modern times, but not what he's up to in this exact moment. Right now, Ky and Gavin are playing videogames. Ryan and Ana are at the pawn shop. Rain is meeting up with her sibling. None of them are likely to be engaging in a group chat, so none of them are likely to be the ones to have texted Maria and Channel.
Zzyzx̂ 2nd Mar 2022, 1:13 PM edit delete reply
No I'm just waiting for Chanel to say to someone "You probably don't recognize me with my red hand."
Then Maria will say "Somehow Father Quenton has returned."

No... wait... Pretty sure Jocelyn writes better plot than that...
Starlow 2nd Mar 2022, 1:58 PM edit delete reply
Dang Maria hair grew FAST I guess she really had those fast hair growing genes ( wish I had those)
Vikki McD 2nd Mar 2022, 6:35 PM edit delete reply
In fairness, it has been six years...
Hugh Mann, real person 3rd Mar 2022, 10:59 PM edit delete reply
Hair grows, on average, half an inch in a month, or 6 inches in a year. Given the six-year timeskip, that's a potential 36 inches (3 feet) of hair.
redbow.kimee 2nd Mar 2022, 2:18 PM edit delete reply
Whats the thing on Chanel's right hand? Missing fingers glove or something?
Jocelyn 2nd Mar 2022, 3:28 PM edit delete reply

Drawing glove, actually. I use one too. :)

It helps prevent your hand from sticking or smudging when you draw.
Emma 2nd Mar 2022, 2:26 PM edit delete reply
I didn't notice this on the prior page and wanted to point it out. Chanel's cute glove!! And the ring right next to it... Fashion or engagement, hmmmmmmm....
Jocelyn 2nd Mar 2022, 3:32 PM edit delete reply

In this case, it's an ace ring! Black ring on the middle finger of the right hand is a simple little way to share one's asexual pride with others. ^_^
Emma 2nd Mar 2022, 4:27 PM edit delete reply
So fashion!!! Good to know, love the glove though ❤️
Vessyra 2nd Mar 2022, 3:31 PM edit delete reply
WOW Maria's hair is long. I know it was visible last page, but it wasn't until this page that I really got a good look at it.
bgb16999 2nd Mar 2022, 5:14 PM edit delete reply
Oh heck yeah, congratulations Maria!
Pseudonym 2nd Mar 2022, 7:58 PM edit delete reply
Chanel looks like she's leaning against Maria in the last two panels - is she standing on tiptoe? That would be stupid adorbs.
Absentia 2nd Mar 2022, 9:11 PM edit delete reply
while it is unusual for an anime to be made soon after the manga is in production, if Caminari was popular enough, it could have been possible that Second Prophet's manga and anime would be made at the same time, maybe even advertise it as another time where the two mediums are separate timelines. still though, Lilim is good too. Congrats Maria!
Damoinion 3rd Mar 2022, 1:12 AM edit delete reply
It's always nice to have a bit of background to help flesh out the world.
JuneNatsumi 4th Mar 2022, 6:42 AM edit delete reply
I use your name on mirror stone who thank you and meet Shaymin :)
Fourth Nate 4th Mar 2022, 7:07 AM edit delete reply
So cute!
The anime timing makes sense to me :)
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