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Komui's Discussion Room is an omake featuring questions of the readers being answered by the characters. Though the segment is called "Komui's Discussion Room", answering questions is never actually handled by Komui, something those who are 'left to' handle the discussion frequently note.

Volume 3[]

Komui's Experiment Discussion Room Vol. 1 [1][]

  1. Q: The characters come from various countries. What's their common language?
    1. A: They speak English, the universal language. Even Kanda speaks English.
  2. Q: What's that rabbit that appears from time to time? Does it have a name?
    1. A: I made my Editory Y into an animal. Its name is Yoshi. Yoshi appeared in a one shot manga but I liked it so I kept using it (just to tick him off). Maybe one day I'll have an Akma that looks like him... just maybe (looks off into the distance).
  3. Q: What does the title, D.Gray-man mean?
    1. A: It's a word I made up and has various meanings. It could apply to Allen and the other characters as well... On a separate note, I was thinking "Dolls" for the title before I came up with "D.Gray-man." Other titles I came up before that were "Chronoa" and "Zone."

Discusson Room Vol. 2[2][]

  1. Q: Is the Timcanpy that was on Master Cross's head the same one that's with Allen now?
    1. A: They're both Timcanpy.
  2. Q: Timcanpy looks like it's getting bigger.
    1. A: He's growing bigger every day (I think?). I got Editor Y's approval so I'm going to start making him bigger still!
  3. Q: Does the Earl really have rabbit ears?
    1. A: I wonder... Heh heh heh.

Discussion Room Vol. 3[3] There were quite a few non-D.Gray-man related questions so...[]

  1. Q: What kind of conversations do you have with your staff members, like Oi-chan? Who do you hang out with the most?
    1. A: We show each other our earlier manga creations and laugh about it. I think I hang out with Oi-chan and Miyazaki the most. We're always playing around and making Ghibli and Gundam characters wen we're working.
  2. Q: Is your assistant Oi-chan your nephew?
    1. A: No, he's my buddy.
  3. Q: Do you wear a toupee?
    1. A: Whaaaaaaa!!? (Slams desk!) I do not! I used to get teased about that when I was young...
  4. Q: What kind of music do you listen to while working?
    1. A: Final Fantasy Soundtrack and Dragonball CDs, etc.

Discussion Room Vol. 4[4][]

  1. Q: Please tell us your profile
    1. A: I was born in Shiga Prefecture on April 21. I'm a Taurus and my blood type is O. I like curry, baths, the color black and curling up in bed. I hate bananas, milk and miso soup. I hate bananas so much I'll scream and toss it somewhere if I see one. I listen to Porno Graffiti, L'Arc~en~Ciel and Jazz. I'm fantastic at doing Ghibli imitation. I's gotten a lot more fun since my assistants Oi-chan and Miyazaki joined in. I drew my first manga when I was 21.
  2. Q: Which character is easiest to draw?
    1. A: The Earl and Hevlaska. The ones that are hard are Allen, Kanda and Master Cross... (Lots of main characters)
  3. Q: Where do you come up with ideas for D.Gray-man?
    1. A: While taking a bath. I have a tendency to fall asleep for six hours in the tub. My Editor Y told me to stop the other day.
  4. Q: Which pen do you use to draw?
    1. A: I use the Zebra G-Pen and Circle Pen. I use their standard models.

Discussion Room Vol. 5[5][]

  1. Q: What kind of tempura does Kanda like?
    1. A: Pumpkin, sweet pepper and lotus root tempura.
  2. Q: Out of a 100%, how much trust does Komui command from his staff?
    1. A: 99% trust and 1% murderous hate.
  3. Q: Is Komui a coffee snob or does he drink instant coffee? Please tell us what kind he drinks.
    1. A: He's a coffee snob. He drinks Blue Mountain coffee.
  4. Q: Who's the dumbest and smartest out of Kanda, Allen, Lavi and Lenalee?
    1. A: (Dumbest) Kanda -> Allen -> Lavi -> Lenalee (Smartest)
  5. Q: How much does the Millennium Earl weigh?
    1. A: 85 kg.
  6. Q: What is the Gatekeeper's name?
    1. A: Alestina Drow Joanason P. Robathan Gia Amadeus No. 5. He's the fifth Gatekeeper.

Discussion Room Vol. 6[6][]

  1. Q: Where did you get Timcanpy's name from?
    1. A: It's the name of a silver accessory brand name. I really like their stuff so I've taken some other character names from them too.
  2. Q: If Section Leader Reever were to make a career change what would he do?
    1. A: He'd be a private detective or a school teacher.
  3. Q: What kind of shampoo does Kanda use?
    1. A: He uses soap.
  4. Q: Did Allen really eat all that food in ten minutes in Volume 2?
    1. A: Yes he did.
  5. Q: What is love?
    1. A: ...I hope to draw that in this manga.

Discussion Room Vol. 7[7][]

  1. Q: Why is Komui always wearing slippers?
    1. A: He wears them because they're comfortable. He also wears them because his feet start to stink if he wears shoes for long periods of time and Lenalee won't come near him when they do.
  2. Q: Does the Earl wash his favorite coat?
    1. A: Yes, he washes it. The Earl takes good care of his things so he takes good care of his coat too.
  3. Q: Why does Allen eat so much?
    1. A: In fact, all parasite-type Exorcists have a big appetite. They require a lot more energy as they have an Innocence lodged within them, compared to the Exorcists who equip their Innocence, such as Kanda.
  4. Q: Is Kanda a guy or a girl?
    1. A: No doubt about that one. He's a guy.
  5. Q: Is Allen left-handed?
    1. A: He's ambidextrous
  6. Q: Is there some contraption in Komui's beret?
    1. A: That's a secret. Apparently one of his assistants heard something coming from around that area but who knows...

Volume 4[]

Answers in Volume 4 were 'overseen' by Allen.

Komui's Discussion Room Vol. 1[8][]

Allen: How do you do? I'm Allen Walker. Due to the sudden illness of creator Katsura Hoshino, I'll he handling the discussion for this volume. Thank you. Now let's begin.

Q: If Allen, Lala, Kanda, Lenalee, Lavi, and Bookman were to arm-wrestle, who would win?

A: Can we use our Innocences? If so, I think I might win. :) Oh, but I couldn't use my full strength against girls, so either Lenalee or Lala would win and I'd come in second. Everyone else would be below me. :)

Q: Why does General Cross dislike the Black Order?

A: I really don't want to talk about my Master. I think I'm going to be sick.

Q: In the 1st Night, why is Allen wearing that piece of cloth on his head?

A: I was wearing it as a hat. (Actually, he was hiding his white hair.)

Komui's Discussion Room Vol. 2[9][]

Q: Why does Kanda call Allen "Bean Sprout"?

A: I have no idea! It's really rude, don't you think? That darned ponytail! What part of me looks like a bean sprout?! (Hmph!)

Q: Just how deeply is General Cross in debt?

A: Ugh? I'm feeling sick again...

Q: What color are Allen's eyes really?

A: I get this question a lot. Well, let's see. They're really silver-gray. If they look blue or red in some color pages, that's just Hoshino and his editor having fun. But I hear my official I color was recently finalized as silver-gray.

Q: What do people in the Order do about baths? Do all the living quarters have baths?

A: Baths? We don't have baths in our rooms. Would you like to have a look? (getting up out of the chair) Why don't you come with me now. Let's go! (Go to page 96)

Komui's Discussion Room Vol. 3[10][]

[The third Komui's Discussion Room of Volume 4 includes a picture of the Black Order communal men's washroom, which takes the appearance of a traditional Japanese bathhouse.]

Allen: Sorry to keep you waiting. These are the baths of the Black Order. (Men's.) Aren't they amazing? From what I've heard, the living quarters used to be equipped with showers, but when Komui became Chief, there was a major renovation and these baths were put in. I guess people from the Far East like taking baths. The water seems fine today, but occasionally Komui adds unknown substances to it, so one has to be careful.

Komui's Discussion Room Vol. 4[11][]

Q: What kind of girls do Kanda and Allen like?

A: Huh?! (blush) Girls? I dunno... Um... I like girls who are good cooks. I love a woman in an apron. (happy sigh) I might even fall in love if she'd make me sweet dumplings every day. As for Kanda, I don't know. Maybe someone who's good at making soba noodles? (noncommittal)

Q: Do they have girlfriends?

A: Of course not! (waving hands vigorously) I don't have time for that with all of the missions I have to complete. As for Kanda, I think he's in love with his sword. (noncommittal)

Q: What foods can Jeryy cook?

A: Jeryy can cook almost anything. And it's all really delicious too! (happy sigh)

Q: Chief Komui wakes up instantly when you say "Lenalee is going to get married." Is there any other way to wake him up?

A: Not that I know of. Which must be hard on Reever and the others. I wish them the best.

Q: How often does Komui clean his desk?

A: I have no idea. I don't go see him every day, but when Komlin rampaged through Headquarters (see Vol. 3) Reever and the others cleaned Komui's desk in the clean up. But the very next day, it was a mess again.

Komui's Discussion Room Vol. 5[12][]

Q: What does Allen think of Lenalee's tantalizingly short skirt?

A: I think all men like miniskirts. But I wonder if it doesn't get a bit cold sometimes.

Q: The uniforms of the Black Order seem to vary considerably. Are they all customized?

A: I suppose so. The Science Team makes them for us, but they ask us what designs we'd like. In my case, I wanted a hood so that I'd have someplace to hide Timcanpy. It was all right when he was little, but he's getting so big that he's starting to attract attention (*Actually, it's to hide the white hair.)

Q: In the author's comments at the beginning of Volume 2, what is the name of the kitten that's got Timcanpy?

A: Oh, that cute little kitty? (happy sigh) That's Hoshino's beloved Coro.

Q: How many Valentine's Day chocolates did you receive? Who got the most?

A: I got the most—115. (smiles) Thank you all very much. Well, that's it for the Discussion Room for this volume. I had a wonderful time. Thank you. So, until next time.

Volume 5[]

Answers in Volume 5 were 'overseen' by Reever.

Komui's Discussion Room Vol. 1[13][]

Reever: Hello, Reever Wenhamm, Section Leader of the Black Order's Science Division here. This is actually Komui's job, but that son of a gun dumped it on me! Unfortuately, he has other commitments, though I'm just as busy as he is, so the duty has fallen to me. Shall we begin?

Q: Why is Chief Komui called "Chief"?

A: An excellent question. Centuries ago, when the Black Order was first formed, the staff wasn't very large, and there weren't as many sections as there are now. There was just a command center, and the man in charge was called the "Chief". That title is still used today, even though the Order is enormous now. Given our current Chief, you might not think that this is a very high position, but if you look at the hierarchy chart of the Black Order, you'll see the importance of the Chief. Have a look at the chart in Vol. 2 of the Discussion Room! (See page 42!)

Now, if only Chief Komui would behave like an officer... (mumble mumble...)

Komui's Discussion Room Vol. 2[14][]

[The second Komui's Discussion Room of Volume 5 features a detailed chart of the Black Order's hierarchy, which is explained on the Black Order page.]

Reever: This chart shows the hierarchy of the Black Order. Over the centuries of fighting the Millennium Earl, it's grown very large.

Komui's Discussion Room Vol. 3[15][]

Q: Why does Komui refer to himself as Science Section Chief?

A: Hmm... That's probably because he used to be in the Science Section before being appointed Chief. And even now, he still does work for the Science Section, so he decided to adopt that title... or so I'm told. I mean, he is important, but does he have to flaunt it? By the way, I'm the Section Leader of the Science Section, so I'm supposed to be in charge. But getting a position of importance just means more work. (sigh) Well, as a scientist, I have to admit that it's really great to work here. If only we didn't have to deal with such a selfish Chief...

Q: What kind of work do Section Leader Reever and the others usually do?

A: Mainly we analyze the data collected by the Survey Section from all over the world, and develop weaponry and equipment. The Science Section has numerous specialists and researchers assigned to various departments. There's Physics, Astronomy, Biology, Archeology, Geology, Linguistics, Anthropology, Psychology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Mineralogy, Mechanical Engineering... the list goes on ad nauseum. It may look like we're all over the place, but the bottom line is that we're all striving to find out all we can about Innocence. Every scientist that comes here is obsessed with it. However difficult the workplace may be, the chance to discover something new keeps us going. (distant stare) By the way, my areas of expertise are Chemistry, Mathematics and Linguistics.

Komui's Discusson Room Vol. 4[16][]

Q: When did Katsura first want to become a manga artist?

A: I hear she seriously started to think about it when she was 21. Until then, she was more or less a hermit who sat around drawing manga at home.

Q: How did Katsura get to be a manga artist?

A: She said, "A friend at my part-time job suggested that I try it and so did my twin sister, who used to criticize my artwork when we were kids. Because of those two, one day I found myself walking into Shueisha with my hands shaking."

Q: Do you use a mapping nib when you draw your characters?

A: I understand that the author normally uses a G nib and a mapping nib for detailed work. But the only place I use a mapping nib is on my beard.

Q: Does the author have a significant other?

A: Yes, her cat "Coro."

Komui's Discussion Room Vol. 5[17][]

Q: Is there anything Allen can't eat?

A: Somehing Allen can't eat, eh? Well, come to think of it, Lenalee offered him something sweet that she didn't want to finish, and surprisingly, he declined. I think it was chocolate cake. Could it be that Allen doesn't like chocolate?

Q: Allen, on the 18th Night, thinks that Lenlaee is "cute," but was he serious? This question keeps me up at night!

A: At that time I was busy repairing the damage that Komlin caused. Well, since they're about the same age, wouldn't it be natural for him to notice her?

Q: What kind of boys does Lenalee like?

A: Hmm... I have no idea.

Q: Does Lenalee wear anything under her skirt (but over her underwear)?

A: Give me a break. If I answer a question like that, who knows what Chief Komui will do to me? [sweat drop] If you want to find out more about Lenalee, ask Head Chef Jeryy. There aren't many women in the Order, so Lenalee seems to like talking to Jeryy because he understands how women think.

Komui's Discussion Room Vol. 6[18][]

Q: Can you tell me the names of the guy with glasses, the fat guy, and the ghost in the Science Section?

A: Glasses and the fat guy? Oh, you mean them. (laughs) They are... Johnny Gill, Tup Dop and Sixty-Five. They're really good guys with a lot of guts.

Johnny: Section Chief!!!

Reever: Huh? That sounds like Johnny. What is it?

Johnny: W-We found Chief Komui!

Reever: (chair falling over) What?! Catch him! I'll come to! Oh, I guess this is the end of the Discussion Room for this volume. Sorry about the commotion. Oh, I almost forgot. The designs for the Earl's top hat that appear in this volume were based on ideas sent in by these kids. Thanks again!

[The candle hat featured on the opening page of Chapter 39 is accredited to Little Devil Jiro of Hokkaido and Hana from Saitama Prefecture.

The top hat with the piano keys seen in Chapter 42 is accredited to Rio from Akita Prefecture and Bisuko Meito of Miyazaki Prefecture.)

Lastly, please send your questions regarding D.Gray-man to "Komui's Discussion Room." All right then, see you next time!

Volume 6[]

Answers in Volume 6 were 'overseen' by Kanda.

Komui's Discussion Room Vol. 1[19][]

Kanda: Hey, what am I doing here? You want me to answer questions from the readers? Why me? What happened to that Hoshino guy? A bellyache? How long is he going to milk that excuse? He's been saying that since Vol. 4!

He should stop eating all those hamburgers and eat soba noodles instead. They're good for you. Really. Well, fine, it's a pain, but I'll do it. What do you want to know?

Q: What are the correct spellings of the names of the D.Gray-man characters?

A: What an annoying question. Okay, I'm only going to do this once, so take note.

Yu Kanda

Lenalee Lee

Lavi

Allen Walker

Komui Lee

Reever Wenham

Bookman

(Continued in Vol. 2)

Komui's Discussion Room Vol. 2[20][]

Miranda Lotto

Arystar Krory

Noise Marie

Cross Marian

Froi Tiedoll

Hevlaska

Suman Dark

Daisya Barry

Kevin Barry

Kevin Yeegar

Jerry

The Millennium Earl

Lero

Road Kamelot

Tyki Mikk

Timcanpy

That's it! (phew)

Komui's Discussion Room Vol. 3[21][]

Q: Does Kanda like any noodles other than soba (like udon and such)? Does he consider noodles that aren't soba an abomination?

A: What kind of stupid question is that?

Q: How much sleep does Reever Wenhamm get in a typical day?

A: How should I know?

Q: Who does Allen fear more, General Cross or Chief Komui?

A: Don't ask me questions about that guy.


Q: If Allen, Lenalee, Kanda, Lavi, Krory, and Bookman were to run the 100-meter dash, who would win?

A: ...(after a moment of thought) Probably Lenalee.

Q: If Allen and Kanda were to fight each other for real (using their Innocences), who would win?

A: I'd cut him in two.

Q: What does Kanda's room look like?

A: None of your business.

Q: Isn't it difficult to draw the Rose Cross all the time?

A: How should I know?

Komui's Discussion Room Vol. 4[22][]

Q: Reever's cup had the kanji for bubble/foam on it. What was in it?

A: Lemon soda. I don't get it, but it's supposed to be good.

Q: There was a rubber ducky floating in the back in Vol. 4. Did Kanda put it there?

A: Grr...

Q: In Volume 4's "Discussion Room," Allen thanked the reader for the Valentine's Day chocolate, but in Volume 5 Reever says that Allen doesn't like chocolate. So which is it?

A: I told you not to ask me questions about that guy!

Q: I'm seriously in love with Allen!! I'm even learning to cook so I can cook for him! I bought a book on making mitarashi dango and I've been practicing! If I learn to make them well, will he go out with me?

A: (twitch)

Q: Allen is a boy, right? But he's so pretty!! I love Allen!

A: Do you people want to die?!! (grrr...)

[Due to Kanda drawing his sword, this installment of the Discussion Room is now over. (Hoshino)]

Volume 7[]

Answers in Volume 7 were 'overseen' jointly by Allen and Lavi.

Komui's Discussion Room, Vol. 1[23][]

(Lavi) Well, here we are with another segment of the Discussion Room, which Komui never seems to be around for. This time Allen and I are in charge.

(Allen) Um... I did this back in Vol. 4 already.

(Lavi) Well, Kanda made a mess of things when he did it, so this comic's creator has ordered the two of us to do it.

(Allen) What?! Why do I have to clean up after Kanda?! (Grrrr!)

(Lavi) Take it easy, Allen. Here, have this. (hands him dango)

(Allen) Mitarashi dango! Okay, I'll do it!

(Lavi) Okay then, let's go!

Q: Does Lavi have a thing for cute girls with big breasts?

A: (Lavi) Whoa boy! (sweating)

(Allen) He's a menace.

(Lavi) Hey, hold on! People think I only care about looks, but I'm pretty picky about personality, too. But, hey, sometimes you see a girl and it just hits you. I mean, I am a man.

(Allen) I think we should move on.

Q: Why isn't Lavi interested in Lenalee?

A: (Lavi) Huh? I am.

(Allen) What?! You are?! (sweating)

(Lavi) Yeah. What's with the flop sweat, Allen?

(Allen) N-Nothing. (munch, munch)

(Lavi) Sure. (smirk)

Komui's Discussion Room, Vol. 2[24][]

Q: In the Discussion Room in Vol. 4, in response to the question about Valentine's Day chocolates, Allen said, "Thank you very much," but in Vol. 5, Reever said that Allen doesn't like chocolate. Which is it?

A: (Allen) Hey, this is from the same person who sent the question about the Valentine's chocolates.

(Lavi) Yeah, but we get this question a lot. So, what's the answer?

(Allen) Hmm... I think the misunderstanding happened when Lenalee was practicing making a birthday cake for Komui. I saw that it was a chocolate cake so I tasted it only to discover that it tasted like liquor!

(Lavi) So it was a cake with liquor in it. I guess cakes are for grown ups in the West.

(Allen) I felt bad for Lenalee, but I just coulnd't eat it. I don't like liquor.

(Lavi) What? You don't drink? (What a child.)

(Allen) During my travels while I was training, I was so hungry that I ate some liquor-filled chocolates that my Master had hidden. When he caught me, he made me swear I'd never do it again. It's not like I can't drink it, but it makes me remember the punishment my Master inflicted on me. Now if I even smell liquor I feel sick. But it was a beautiful cake.

(Lavi) (Hmm... I wonder what General Cross did to him?)

Komui's Discussion Room, Vol. 3[25][]

Q: If Allen, Kanda, Lavi and Lenalee weren't Exorcists, what would they be?

A: (Lavi) I'd be a Bookman. I have no interest in being anything else.

(Allen) I'd be... a traveling entertainer. I used to like being a clown and making people laugh.

(Lavi) Lenalee would be... a housewife?

(Allen) As long as Komui's around, I don't see that happening.

(Lavi) As for Yu?

(Allen) ...

(Lavi and Allen) A noodle maker?

Q: Does the weight of Lavi's hammer change when it changes size?

A: (Allen) I was wondering about that myself. I'm surprised he can swing it around when it's so big.

(Lavi) Of course its weight changes with its size. The bigger it is, the more damage it causes. But I don't feel the weight because I'm its Accommodator. It would be too heavy for anyone else, though.

(Allen) Wow...

Q: Timcanpy is often seen chewing on something, but what is its normal food?

A: (Allen) Tim doesn't eat. Golems aren't really alive.

(Lavi) Then why is it always biting things?

(Allen) Itchy teeth?

Q: Is 65 human?

A: (Lavi and Allen) Of course not!

Komui's Discussion Room, Vol. 4[26][]

Q: Are the people in the Science Section married, or do they have girlfriends?

A: (Lavi) I think most of them are single.

(Allen) The work being what it is, after all.

Q: In the Discussion Room in Vol. 6, Kanda said that Reever's drink was a lemon soda, but in the profile it just says it's soda. Does he drink other flavors of soda in that cup, or was Kanda mistaken?

A: (Allen) Kanda was wrong.

(Lavi) Now don't tell lies. (sweating) I heard that Komui kept mistaking Reever's cola for coffee, so Reever had to switch to lemon soda. Actually, Reever seems to like anything that's carbonated.

Q: What are Allen, Kanda, and Lavi's rooms like?

A: (Allen) I don't know about Kanda's, but I got a new room after Komlin destroyed my first one. It used to be a storage room, but it's nice and big—About 80 square feet. Oh, and it's the closest room to the dining hall!

(Lavi) Closest room to the dining hall? You mean that creepy room you found at the end of Vol. 1?

(Allen) I don't care how creepy it is! Location, location, location! (eyes shining)

(Lavi) I share a room with the Old Panda. It's about 120 square feet.

Q: When Allen activates his Innocence, his sleeve seems to disappear. Where does it go?

A: (Allen) Hmm... I have no idea.

(Lavi) You don't?

(Allen) I'm just glad it doesn't rip.

Komui's Discussion Room, Vol. 5[27][]

Q: If you were to whisper into Komui's ear, "Allen and Lenalee are getting married," or "Lavi groped Lenalee," what would he do? Would he kill Allen and Lavi? Would you give it a try?

A: (Lavi) Whoa! Here it comes... (sweating)

(Allen) I knew we'd get something like this eventually.

(Lavi) I can't take it?

(Allen) I don't want to die for a silly experiment.

Q: After the phone call in Vol. 5, the picture of Yoshi that Komui starts to draw is holding a ball. Is that a Dragon Ball?

A: (Lavi) What would you wish for when you found all seven?

(Allen) Hmm... I'd wish that all the debts my Master trasferred to me would go away.

(Lavi) You're still paying his debts?!

(Allen) Hey, is this Dragon Ball the one that lets you have three wishes?

Q: How do they change Gatekeepers when the time comes?

A: (Lavi) Oh, this is something I've wanted to see! It sounds really interesting.

(Allen) Yes, I wonder how it's done? Then again, Alestina (The Gatekeeper) doesn't seem to like me very much.

(Lavi) He's grouchy and he holds a grudge.

(Allen) The Black Order is full of strange things the readers have never seen. I'd like to take them on a tour one day.

(Lavi) Allen, did you know there are ghosts in here?

(Allen) R-Really? (face going pale)

Komui's Discussion Room, Vol. 6[28][]

Q: What type of woman does Lavi go for?

A: (Lavi) Hmm... My type? I like widows.

(Allen) I bet Lavi likes older women. (glares)

(Lavi) Not exactly. After all, I'm interested in Lenalee. Mostly I go for ladies between the ages of 18 and 40. (glinting eyes)

(Allen) ...

Q: If Lavi and Allen were to have a staring contest, who would win?

A: (Lavi) Hey!

(Allen) Shall we?

[Let's have a stare off. Here we go!]

(Allen and Lavi) ... (making faces)

...10 seconds pass

(Allen and Lavi) ... (Lavi activates his special facial expression)

...20 seconds pass

(Allen and Lavi) ... (Allen activates his special facial expression)

(Lavi) Wa ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!!!

(Allen) I win! (making fist)

(Lavi) W-Wow, that was some look. (tears in eyes)

(Allen) You were pretty good too, Lavi. But it looks like I'm out of mitarashi dango, so can I go now?

(Lavi) Yeah, I'm out of snacks too. Okay, then, this installment of the Discussion Room is over. Bye-bye!

Volume 24[]

Following the many questions of the readers, Komui's discussion room returns in volume 24. Answers in volume 24 are overseen by Allen, Kanda, Johnny, Wisely and Tyki ( and Link).

Komui's Discussion Room, Vol 1[]

Allen: Long time no see! This talk corner has Komui’s name on it but he won’t be appearing! We received a card saying ‘I want you to do the talk corner again’. We’ll be chatting a lot for the first time in a long time! We have lots of guests this time☆ 

Kanda: Tch. Which bastard wrote he wants another one of these corners…

Johnny: I’m Johnny Gill, a former scientist of the 1st Science Division~! This is my first time appearing in this corner~~

Wisely: I’m the demon eye Noah, Wisely (winks☆).

Tyki: I’m the idol Noah who loves boys and black&white, big brother Tyki (reading in monotone voice). Oi, what’s with this disgusting introduction!

Wisely: The Millenium Earl wrote it especially for the unmotivated you.

Johnny: Waaaah! Noaaaaahs!? (panics)

Allen: W-wait a second! Why are you here!? I’m sure I called Lavi!!

Wisely: Rejoice, 14th. Bookman Jr. is busy right now. We came in his stead.

Allen: Don’t call me 14th!! (angry)

Johnny: C-c-c-calm down, Allen! The corner will break if you fight here! Postcards! Let’s read the postcards! Okay!? I’ll read them! Ehm…

QUESTION: The Noahs seem to always be lazing around yet they have good bodies. Do they go to the gym or something?

Wisely: Look, the first question is directed at us! You should feel lucky we’re here~♡

Allen: (irritated).

Johnny: Allen, look! Mitarashi-dango’s* ♡ Head Chef Jeryy made them~♡ (nervous) [*Mitarashi-dango’s are skewered rice dumplings in a sweet soy glaze]

Allen: (chewing) …I guess it can’t be helped. I’ll turn a blind eye to the Noahs’ tyranny. 

Kanda: You really are weak to food, huh…

Allen: Excuuuse me. I haven’t had any decent food since I left the Order!!!

Tyki: What’s that, boy? Just ask the Earl and he’ll take you to Mitsuboshi restaurant, you know? 

Allen: M-mitsuboshi…!? L-l-l-like I’d go!! B-b-b-by the way, do you always get to eat such good food!!?

Johnny: Allen…

Kanda: Moyashi, you’re drooling.

Wisely: We’re nobles after all~~. We have our meals to thank for our beautiful bodies ♡

Tyki: You were homeless just a while ago though, Wisely.

Allen: That’s like the pot calling the kettle black, isn’t it? (cold eyes)

Wisely: Joido… Tyki is a noble when he’s a Noah. Besides, when our bodies reawaken as Noahs, we are reborn down to our cells so we go a little beyond human norms.

Johnny: S-so you’re saying you become superhuman…? 

Wisely: Yes. By the way, we age slowly. We have young bodies for a long time. That’s why Noahs are beautiful and have good bodies. 

Allen: No one said you were beautiful, though.

Tyki: We move plenty. High society parties and the like are a real pain in the ass. The Earl is always saying: “Turning down marriage proposals has become a pain so can’t you try getting married? (smile)”! That’s no laughing matter! I wanna laze around!! Do you know how long it’s been since I’ve met up with the guys at the mines!!

Wisely:  Dezaiasu is always whining “do this” and “do that”, hmm. I loathe parties—-!!!

Johnny: Noahs also have it hard, huh… I can relate.

Allen: But you get to eat Mitsuboshi, right.

Kanda: That’s what you’re focusing on..?

Tyki & Wisely: The Earl’s hamburgers are a hundred times tastier than Mitsuboshi.

Allen: Hah! Jeryy’s food is much tastier!! Uhh… no good, just remembering him makes me cry… I want to see Jeryy…! (cries)

Johnny: Allen! I can’t match up to the Head Chef but I can at least make hamburgers, so don’t cryyyy (infected by Allen’s crying)

Kanda: …. (You’re all pains in the neck.)

Komui's Discussion Room Vol. 2[]

QUESTION: Where did Kanda stole the clothes he wore when returning to the Order in volume 22 from?

Kanda: Tch…

Johnny: They’re assuming you stole them… (forced smile)

Allen: Well, this is Kanda we’re talking about. He never has money on him. So, who did you stole them from?

Tyki: I’ve been wondering this for a while, but are you and this Kanda boy on bad terms?

Wisely: Kanda Yuu didn’t steal the clothes. They were given to him.

Kanda: !!

Allen & Johnny: Huh..?

Kanda: Bastard… You peeked into my head, didn’t you!!! (unsheathes sword)

Tyki: Ah, sorry. He’s just that kind of guy.

Wisely: The demon eye is my selling point after all. I feel no need to hold back when it comes to Exorcists’ brains. 

Allen & Kanda: You bastard…!

Johnny: Given to you. Don’t tell me you were financed by some woman like General Cross? 

Wisely: Something like that. He even received meals off her. Must be nice to be a lady-killer~~

Allen: I’m disappointed in you, Kanda! A true man can at least earn his own meals!!!

Kanda: Hah? Who cares. I only accepted her meals and clothes because she forced them on me. When I beat the small fry in the area, that old hag…

Johnny: Old hag?

Kanda: Ugh, shut up! Who gives a damn anyway!!!

QUESTION: Allen became a clown like Mana. Did he also have Mana’s clown tools?

Tyki: Yeah, that wig. The bald one.

Allen: Please don’t call it bald. It was simply a wig. After leaving the Order, I stopped by Mother’s* house. The tools which Mana left in her care were there so I took them with me. I didn’t have a single penny on me because I was a runaway, but as a street performer I could make money anywhere. And the make-up would hide my identity. I’m a world of difference from my shameless Master and Kanda.  [*That old woman in chapter 206]

Kanda: You’ve got to take what you can when you have no money.

Allen: I’m sorry. I can’t be friends with someone who thinks like that, sorry (gives a disdainful look).

Kanda: (He ticks me off.)

Johnny: But Allen’s clown act was really good! What is your best trick?

Wisely: Acrobatics, right? He was forced into a cage with a beast once, so it seems he’s too scared to do wild-animal-tamer acts nowadays. 

Allen: Please don’t answer questions by using your demon eye!!!

QUESTION: Did Allen get money through cheating at gambling when he was on the run?

Johnny: Did you!?

Allen: I have absolutely no idea what you are talking about.

Kanda: Bastard, even though you were talking all high-and-mighty two seconds ago… tch.

Wisely: He’s been banned from quite a few gambling houses.

Tyki: Scary! You’re a dangerous boy, living like that at the mere age of 16~~

Allen: Please don’t underestimate the hardships of a runaway. It’s best to keep as many money-making opportunities open as possible.

Johnny: That’s no good, Allen! You’ll catch the eye of scary people like the mafia!

Allen: I’m fine. This world knows no scarier human than Master.

Tyki: What kind of image do you have of that man… 

Link: You’re the main character, although barely. Keep in the mind the sensitive age that your readers are at! 

Allen: (shocked) …Huh? Did you say something just now…? (nervous)

Johnny: Hn? I didn’t say anything.

Allen: I-I think I heard a voice from somewhere…

Kanda: ……

Komui's Discussion Room, Vol 3[]

QUESTION: Does Marie like Miranda?

Allen: Ehh, does he!? (surprised)

Kanda: Marie..? (surprised) There’s no way he’d like that kind of woman…

Allen: Kanda, I’ll beat you up if you talk rudely about Miranda.

Johnny: Aaah …But Marie definitely helps Miranda out a lot. In the novel, for example. If he likes her I want to cheer for him~~

Kanda: Marie helps out everyone. Not only that woman.

Allen: Kanda, you sound like a little brother who is scared his big brother is being taken away. 

Kanda: You’re an idiot. Go die, moyashi.

Tyki: You have to ask the one concerned to get an proper answer.

Wisely: I can use my demon eye to take a peek inside this Marie guy’s head….

Allen, Kanda & Johnny: Don’t peek!!!

QUESTION: Allen chanted ‘adara’ when he destroyed the gate to let Kanda and Alma escape at the North American Branch. Can Allen use magic like his Master can?

Johnny: That surprised me too. Allen, when did you learn how to destroy a gate?

Allen: Ehm… (looking queasy) From the time when Kanda stabbed me and the 14th started awakening. I heard a spell inside my head when I wished to destroy the gate, like with the player’s song…

Wisely: That was the 14th’s memory. The old ark that you are using is a ship that had fallen into the 14th’s hand in the past…. It has many mechanics that only the 14th knows of. That’s why the Earl threw that ark away. 

Johnny: The 14th’s spell, huh. Now you mention it, Allen’s face was different from usual when he chanted it. It was a bit scary.

Allen: Eh!? Perhaps my facial expression became that of the 14th's… That’s kind of sickening… (nervous).

Tyki: By the way, rather than the young boy, why can Cross Marian use the same magic as the Earl and the Skulls even though he’s human? And, how old is he?

Johnny: It’s true General Cross looks like he’s in his late twenties… But he’s definitely not in his twenties… Judging by his comments about the 14th, he’s forty years old, but… 

Wisely: Hmm… He’s making himself look scarily young. Maybe he’s over a hundred… What about it, apprentice? 

Allen: I don’t know either! Master hasn’t aged a year since I met him… He’s definitely a monster! Aaah scary!!

QUESTION: How much of his Master’s debt has Allen paid off?

Allen: …..

Johnny: Allen…? (nervous)

Tyki: His eyes are rolling in the back of his head. That’s no good. Wisely, peek into the boy’s head.

Wisely: …..

Tyki: And? Could you see?

Kanda: How much is it? The debt.

Wisely: Does it really matter? Such things… P-people each have their own situations… Some things aren’t meant to be known… you know… (turned blue).

Tyki & Kanda !!?? (nervous)

Komui's Discussion Room, Vol 4[]

QUESTION: Johnny got all wobbly in the bar. Was that perhaps the first time he drank alcohol?

Johnny: No way ☆ I drink alcohol. Not very strong alcohol, but I am an adult after all☆

Allen: Johnny is roughly the same age as that curly-haired-facial-mole-person over there.

Tyki: Eh, really!? I couldn’t tell!! (surprised) Also, that was cruel, young boy.

Johnny: You have to be able to drink all kinds of things if you want to join the Research Department. Not just alcohol.

Wisely: Hmm? Such as…?

Kanda: That’s because those researchers are always making and drinking that creepy looking drink, calling it “a nutrition drink"….

QUESTION: Kanda said he never got hangovers before. What kind of alcohol does he like?

Johnny: You sometimes secretly drank tequila at the Order, right?

Allen: Tequila!? (voice cracking into falsetto)

Kanda: (Why do you know that…) No big deal… Due to the seal I couldn’t get drunk in the past unless I drank strong stuff. I won’t drink again.

Tyki: Saying ‘in the past’ like that.. How many years have you already been drinking?

Wisely: Hoho! You endured your first hangover bravely~~ Without the seal’s power you might actually be a lightweight… Aah aaaah!!!?? (nervous)

Kanda: Oi, turban. The next time you look into my head again I’ll seriously cut you…. (pointing Mugen)

Allen: I’ve never seen Kanda drink at the Order even once. Why do drink in secret? Are you so gloomy? Ah, yes you are. I guess that’s fine then.

Kanda: Stop running your mouth, moyashi.

Johnny: That’s because Lenalee once saw Kanda drinking tequila and thinking it looked tasty she drank it and got knocked out. Haha! You should’ve seen Kanda’s face! He was in total panic (laughs). 

Kanda: Why the hell do you know that! Komui doesn’t even know!

Allen: Hehee~~…..☆

Tyki: Oh, there’s the young boy’s sinister smile.

QUESTION: I feel Road has become a lot sexier compared to before.

Tyki: About that…

Wisely: Yeah….

Allen: Please stop giving me those glances. Johnny too! Why are you blushing!?

Johnny: But Allen, you two kissed, didn’t you…?

Wisely: You know what they say about a maiden in love~~ (grins)

Tyki: Is Road not even a blip on your radar?

Allen: O-on my radar…!? She crushed my left eye once!! That’s how we met!!

Wisely: Love always starts from rock bottom in shojo manga’s. 

Allen: D.gray-man is a shounen manga!!

Tyki: Oooh? Denying it so intensely only make you look more suspicious. To be honest you think she is cute, don’t you, boy? 

Allen: Wait a second! Aren’t we going completely off-topic!? (nervous)

Wisely: It’s fine if you think she’s cute even though you’re enemies. Road is the heroine after all.

Kanda: Lena is.

Wisely: …What?

Kanda: Lena is the heroine.

Wisely: …Road is.

Kanda: You’re wrong.

Wisely: It’s Road. Road is the heroine.

Kanda & Wisely: ….. (glaring at each other)

Johnny: Ah, having two heroines is fine, right? (nervous)

Wisely: It’s Roaaad—-!!!

Allen: Let’s go to the next! The next! (nervous)

Komui's Discussion Room, Vol 5[]

QUESTION: How much is an Order uniform worth?

Allen: We paid for lodging and a big pile of sandwiches with the ornaments from Kanda’s uniform in this volume.

Tyki: You also betted your uniform during our poker game.

Johnny: What? You betted with the uniform we made…!? (cries)

Allen: Wah, don’t mention that, idiot!! (upset) That’s not how it was, Johnny! I had to do that to save Krory… B-besides, I won!!

Johnny: Oh, is that so? I guess you had no other choice then! (smiles)

Allen: Yeah… (nervous)

Wisely: The production process seems to use up more money than those ornaments. 

Johnny: Yes, they’re combat uniforms after all. The Uniform Department takes up a big budget. The uniforms have a high level of functionality and durability. They’re custom-made: made to fit each person’s body and fighting style. For example, Lenalee often fights in the air so her uniform protects her against winds and it has heat insulation. Lavi often uses fire attacks so his uniform is made to withstand heat. Krory is especially unique. Because he can turn Akuma blood into energy, his uniform has fibers which easily suck up blood only. It’s probably the most expensive. Allen and Kanda often fight close-combat fights so as to keep their concentration and stamina high, their uniforms were made to quickly absorb sweat and stay dry. And because destroyed Akuma produce a virus gas, the uniforms are made with special fibers that are painted with a secret protective seal of the Chan Family to block out the gas as much as possible. And… what’s wrong, Allen?

Allen: I-it takes you a lot of work… I didn’t think beyond the uniforms being more durable than normal clothes and having silver and gold ornaments… (reflecting)

Wisely: And you used it for gambling, you heartless child.

Link: I agree. Your uniform is also a prestigious symbol representing Central. 

Allen: I-I heard Link’s voice again… A ghost…!?

Kanda: ……

Johnny: Haha (embarrassed) Only us researchers know the value of the uniforms. To the untrained eye the ornaments look more expensive than the clothes. I can’t say the exact price because it differs per design but the price of one uniform is in the ten thousands.

Tyki: Wow. I’ll be sure to ruin your uniforms the next time we fight. 

Allen: You’re already always ruining them, aren’t you!? One uniform is in the ten thousands… Ten thousands!! How many uniforms have I ruined…? Aaaah damnit, if only I had known..!!! (falls to the floor)

Kanda: How would knowing have helped…?

QUESTION: Tim munched on Master’s cigarettes in volume 23. What’s Tim’s favorite food?

Tim: Gaaaaaaa?

Allen: Yes, yes. It seems he likes crunchy food. 

Tyki: Is he really saying that? I only heard ‘gaaa’— Ouch!! Don’t bite me!!

Tim: Gaaaaa!

Allen: He says seeing curly hair makes him want to bite it off.

Tyki: You’re lying, right!? You’re definitely lying!! Ouch! Stop it!

Wisely: Is that alright, golem? Your master, the 14th, has curly hair too!

Allen: You’ve forgotten about the 14th? Gaaaa ♡ (falsetto)

Johnny: Haha ☆ What’s that? Are you imitating Tim?

Kanda: Disgusting…

Komui's Discussion Room, Vol 6[]

QUESTION: I beg of you, please tell me. How is Lavi…?

Allen, Johnny & Kanda: ….

Wisely: What is it? You can stare all you like but I won’t give you my mitarashi-dango.

Tyki: It’s rather Eyepatch-kun who is the tasty one if everyone is so worried about him. Boy, to be honest, you think so too, don’t you?

Allen: Well… a bit.

Johnny: YOU DO!?

Kanda: Well, since it’s that rabbit we’re talking about, I’m sure he’s not inside a coffin yet…

Wisely: I wouldn’t be so sure about that~~ Hoshino has proven to be a true sadist towards her characters~~ She didn’t even give mercy to her mascot-character*~~ [*He’s referring to Timcanpy]

Tyki: That’s true. If you ever see Eyepatch-kun again, be sure to be nice to him.

Allen: That somehow seems to mean a lot… Be nice? …Lavi is someone you feel like messing with when you see him. I wonder why? Maybe because he’s Lavi…

Johnny: He’s like a big brother to you, right? You lean on him, don’t you (warm smile).

Allen: I’d prefer Marie as my big brother. Marie is calm and sets people at ease. Also, he’s big and it’d be fun to ride on his shoulders. And Jeryy-san would be the mother, and Link would be mother too. Lavi… yeah, he’d be the neighborhood’s flashy NEET*. Kanda… hmmm simply thinking about it is too troublesome. [*Someone young who is not in education, employment or training] 

Kanda: I never said I wanted to know.

Wisely: You mentioned two mothers though.

Johnny: And me? And me?

Allen: Johnny, Lenalee and Krory would be my classmates!

Tyki: And me? And me?

Allen: The local molester.

Tim: Gaaaaaa!

Allen: Tim would be my little brother of course! (hugs Tim)

Wisely: Then, me and Road would be the youngest children. We’d be five siblings. Take good care of me, big bro. 

Allen: No way!!

Link: All of you, there are no pages left! The next page features my Wondrous Paintings Corner, so please end your corner here!

Allen: (shocked) T-this time I’m sure I heard him..!! Aaah!! It’s Link’s ghost!!!! (runs away)

Johnny: I heard it too…! Uwaaah!! (runs away)

Kanda: (These simpletons…)

Wisely: I really like the mitarashi made by the human named Jeryy-san. Maybe I should ask Dezaiasu (Sheril) to make him our cook. 

Tyki: Aaah, I’m tired…

Volume 25[29][]

The participants for this edition are Lenalee (Lena), Timothy (Timo), Miranda (Mira), Krory (Kro) and Captain Reever (C.R)

Lena : Good evening. This is Big Brother's discussion room. But he isn't available so this time some members of the Black Order are filing in! You pulled an all-nighter Section Leader Reever, so I apologize or this. Big bro has gone off somewhere.

C.R. : Don't worry, I sort of expected this.

Timo : I'm going to answer every question!

Kro : This is my first discussion room ! I'm so nervous!

Mira : Is it all r-r-right for me to p-p-p-participate in such an important event?

Lena : Last time, we went on so long that the editor and designer had a hard time, so this time we'll be brief. (striking a determined pose)


Question: Timothy recently joined the Order. Who is he close to?

Timo : A question for me right off the bat ! Hmmm... I must be popular!

Mira : Timothy bonded with everyone in the Order rather quickly. It's amazing. I still don't feel comfortable talking to most of the people here.

Kro : But he cried the first time he met me.

Timo : Because I thought you were a vampire! You're scary looking! But now I think you're pretty cool for an old man. Especially when you fight!

Kro : Don't call me an old man

C.R. : Timothy, when you play tag with Emilia, stop running around in the Science Section. You always break bottles of chemicals. Some of that stuff is dangerous.

Timo : But it's the best place to hide!

Lena : You often spend nack time with Allen and the Inspector

Timo : Yeah, that way I get to see Timcanpy eat. And the sweets Link makes are really good. But don't tell the chef. He's always mad at me and scares me.

C.R. : That's because you're too picky. He plans menus with your health in mind and expects you to clean your plate. Otherwise, you'll end up a smelly grownup like Jiji.

Timo : I don't want that! If I'm smelly like Jiji, I won't be popular!

Question : Since moving to to the new headquarters what happened to the Gatekeeper and Number 65?

C.R. : The Gatekeeper couldn't move and had fulfilled his role, so we dismantled him along with the old headquarters. He was an interesting guy though! We turned part of him into a monument that now graces the Science Section.

Lena : Chief Peck said he hears strange groans coming from it at night. Is that just his imagination?

C.R. :I think... he must be... mistaken.

Mira and Kro : (Really?)

C.R. : As for Number 65, we couldn't move him either so Jiji is currently making Nulber 66. He says he wants it to be able to deal with Komlin. Now others have gotten involved. I warned him and now he's really racking up development costs. But keep this a secret. If the Chief or Barrows find out, they won't be happy.

Lena : ... (assumes the secret will get out but says nothing...)

Mira : H-how did you move Hevlaska from the old headquarters to the new one? I've been wondering about that. Hevlaska is so big it must've been really hard.

Kro : Yes the difficulties must have presented a great challenge.

C.R. : Hahaha ! You'd think so, right? Hevlaska is the guardian of Innocence and the Accomodator of the Cube and usually really big, but when necessary we can put inside the Cube. Then she's small enough (six cubic centimeters) to fit in your hand. General Tiedoll kept close watch over her and carried her to the new headquarters himself.

Timo : Six centimeters? Whoa! That's tiny! She can be that small? A huge thing like her?

Kro :A person can fit in such a small box? (horrified)

Lena :Hevlaska told me that once her body decayed so drastically that only her soul was left. The physical appearance that we see is created by the light of Innocence.

Mira : Oh... Hevlaska has been in the Order for over a hundred years.

Kro : She's not made of flesh. That's why she can fit in the Cube. But she must have been lonely.

Timo : I don't get it. It sounds like moving her was easy!

Question: At the beginning of the Komuvitan Arc in volume 16, Krory was unconcious. So why was he in chains?

Kro: It's all rather hazy, but I think that monster-girl tied me up. My wounds from the fight at the Ark were still oozing. She forced me to take Komuvitan D when I was immobilized by chains and pain. Th-that was frightening.

C.R.:I'd rather not remember that night.

Lena: Allen says he's refued to take a bath with General Socalo ever since.

Mira: After everyone returned to normal, the Chief chased Kanda all over the place. What happened that night?

Lena: …..

Question: Why doesn’t Kanda cut his hair? Has he just never thought of it? How long does Lenalee intend to grow her hair?

Mira: Kanda and Lenalee have such pretty hair! I'm envious! (sigh)

Timo: One time I saw Kanda use a regular bar of soap on his hair and body. When I tried it, my hair was gooey the next day, but his was super smooth!

Lena: Kanda has potent regenerative powers that quickly restore his damage hair. Don't do what he does.

Mira: Tee hee hee! Timothy, it bothered you that Emilia said Kanda's "Asian beauty" was cool.

Timo: No, it didn't! (blushing)

Lena: I'm thinking about growing my hair like before. I suppose Kanda doesn't cut his because he just isn't interested in it. His hair has always been long. I doubt he's ever thought about changing it..

C.R.: The Order has its own barber, but Kanda is an elite member who goes on long missions frequently and probably rarely bothers to care for his hair. If his hair got hacked off in battle, he'd probably just leave it that way.

Kro: I've been on many missions lately and could not care for my hair either, but it feels better when I tie it back.

Question: Does Kanda prefer cats or dogs?

Timo: Another question about Kanda!

Kro: The author was surprised that so many people asked this. Why do people want to know?

C.R.: I bet he likes dogs.

Lena: Dogs. Definitely dogs.

Question: Does Krory and Timothy's Parasitic-Type Innocence make them eat like Allen?

Kro: Well, I do eat more than the average person, but Akuma blood is very filling.

Timo: Old man, what's that stuff I always see you drinking out of a bottle? An energy drink?

Mira: It has Akuma blood in it. Chomesuke told him he should always keep some on hand.

Timo: Chomesuke?

C.R.: Timothy, you eat too many snacks. You eat them like Allen eats food. You should eat more vegetables or you'll end up like Jiji.

Timo: Aw, Man! Shut up! (plugging his ears) I was the biggest eater in the orphanage! I can eat as much as any grownup here! Besides Allen.

C.R.: I suspect that Allen is obsessed with food and money because he was deprived as a child. He says it's because his Innocence is parasitic, but maybe it's partly his upbringing too.

Lena: One time Allen told me his favorite thing about headquarters was being able to eat as much as he wanted for free.

Mira: He even said that if Jerry were a girl, he'd marry him! Tee hee... He's so cute!

Question: Has Allen considered dyeing his white hair or wished that he had a particular hair color?

Timo: He said he dyed it once but it went back to white, so he gave up.

Lena: Allen said that?

Timo: Yeah. My hair was originally brown, but when I activated my Tsukikami, it turned blue. It was embarassing. People started staring at me wherever I went. Then Allen said his hair used to be brown. He was embarassed because of all the stares and didn't like it, so he was always hiding his hair. But Lenalee and Section Leader Reever and everybody at the Order treated him normal, so he worried about it less and less as long as he had everyone at Home. So he's not embarassed anymore. And he said Timpcanpy doesn't worry about it anymore either. What's wrong, guys?

C.R. & Lenalee & Miranda & Krory: (weeping)

Question: How much do the members of the Science Section make?

C.R.: (sobbing) We make about as much as the average office worker. It's low pay considering the conditions, but once you get in, you get awesome research facilities and a budget that's unheard of anywhere else. With benefits like that, we don't worry about the pay so much. And the Order provides food and lodging.

Kro: But everyone in the Science Section is sleep-deprived, which makes them look frightful and bloodshot.

Lena: They're either working or passed out on the floor. (worried)

Question:When Miranda goes on missions alone, how does she kill Akuma?

Mira: M-m-m-m-me?

Kro: You can do it, Miranda!

Mira: My Time Record provides logistical support. I, um, can't kill an Akuma by muself. Sorry!

C.R.: That's right. I doubt we'll ever send her on a solo mission. At present, the Time Record can't destroy Akuma, but her ability to control time is extremely rare and userful. Her support is very helpful to Exorcists fighting on the front lines. Timothy, you won't be going on solo missions either.

Timo: Huuuh?

Lena: Someone will have to be around to protect your body when you activate and leave it!

Question: Does Lavi have spare eyepatches?

C.R.: Lots of them. Since he joined the Order, we make them for him.

Kro:  He ever wears them in the bath. Don't they get moldy?

C.R.: Don't worry. The Science Section makes quick-drying, bacteria-resistant,anti-odor eyepatches!

Question: Is Director Lvellie married?

C.R.: I think he used to be but he doesn't wear a ring. I don't mix with him socially so I'm not really sure. But he's a member of the Lvellie family, which has followed the tradition of the Lady Saint, so he was probably expected to marry and have kids when he came of age.

Question: Does the Order have a school?

Lena: There's no school, but I had a private tutor. Timothy's is Emilia.

Timo: Emilia and Master Cloud are really strict! You had private tutors too, Lenalee, Were your master and teacher strict?

Lena: The general who was my master died when I was little. I don't remember well, but my tutor was strict. At first it was me just by myself. Then Kanda came and when I got a little older Section Leader Reever and Rob oversaw my studies.

Mira: How awesome to have members of the Science Section for teachers! (glowing)

C.R.: The really takes me back! So much happened, like Curty trespassing and causing all sorts of trouble!

Lena: I loved it when you'd pat me when I answered a question correctly. General Tiedoll's art lessons and Marie's music lesssons were fun too! But Kanda hated them. I wish we could all study together again someday.

Timo: Blegh! Study more?

C.R.: Timothy, you need to work on your writing. The handwriting in your reports is so sloppy I can't read it! How about having Krory teach you? He has the best hand of all the Exorcists.

Lena: Come to think of it, didn't you teach Allen sometimes?

Kro: Y-yes. (blushing) Despite his appearance, Allen had no gift for reading and writing. Before coming to the Order, he thought he could get by without writing and neglected it. But the Inspector got angry at him every time he did a report or paperwork, so we practiced toether in our free time.

Timo: Didn't Allen have a tutor?

Mira:

He traveled a lot before he came to the Orer and has lots of worldly wisdom. He was a big help when I was looking for a job.

Kro: And he taught me a greal deal about living in the outside world.

Lena: Allen and Lavi have a lot of that sort of experience. It must be hard for them to stay in one place instead of moving around all the time. One time I told Allen I was jealous of him. He gave a stem look and said he was desperately poor and dirty because he could never take a bath.

Timo: Still sounds like a deal to me. No spartan instructors or anything.

C.R.: Well, he may not have had teachers, but General Cross Marian was hard on him in other ways. He has that to thank for his survival skills. But his reports are filled with grammatical errors. Study enough for both of you, Timothy!

Timo: Why should I carry him?

Mira:I hope Allen is getting enough baths since he left the Order.

Kro: And Lavi. I'm worried.

Timo: I wanna swim with Timcanpy in the bath again.

C.R.: And I wanna see Allen giving Tim a good scrub again. He said Tim's golden color made him hungry. He was so fascinated by it that he neglected to wash himself. He used to laugh about how the grime came off and his fangs would get shiny when he used one of Chef Jerry's pot cleaners! He looked so happy! Allen... (crying)

Kro: I suppose Allen wanted to take that pot cleaner with him. (crying)

Timo: Timcanpy was so shiny you didn’t even need a lamp!

Lena: So that's why Allen's baths took so long?

What special abilities are required to enter the Black Order?

C.R.: You just have to be healthy. You can study once you're in. After all, the Order is shorthanded! So join up!

Lena: I said we'd be briefer this time, but I think we've rambled on too long. (laughing)

Timo: It was fun! Let's do it again sometime!

Kro: All this talk has made me thirsty.

Mira: Right. I'll go make tea.

C.R.: Thanks for all the questions! We couldn't address all of them today, so we'll do some more next time! Now I've got to go find Curly. (standing unsteadily)

Timo: Me too! Me too!

C.R. I'll take you when you learn to eat your meals without being so picky.

Lena: Besides, Timothy, Emilia is coming for you soon.

Kro: Study first, play later.

Timo: Urrrgh!

Volume 26[30][]

Komui’s Discussion Room (Extended) 1/5[]

Featuring: Marie, Bak, Lavi, Wisely, Allen, Link

Let’s start with the onslaught of the usual Kanda questions…)

Lavi: G’afternoon y’all! As always, welcome to the Komui’s-Lounge-where-Komui-doesn’t-show-up-again-this-time! And first up is…ME~~! (Pull crackers)

Link: Keep it down, Bookman Jr.

Bak: And now, the time is ripe. At long last, my debut has come! And I made it on the page before Komui, too! MUHAHAHAHAHA!!

Marie: I’m not very good at this kind of thing…but I’ll do my best.

Wisely: And here comes the Noah of the Demon Eye, Wisely~~!! Back for his second session! (Holds up two victory signs).

Allen: Wait a moment. There seems to be two deceased among us?

Lavi: Hey, I’m not even confirmed deceased yet!!!

Allen: Nobody’s saying it’s you, Lavi. Well, it’s actually you, anyway.

Lavi: Allen, you were just calling for me back in Vol.24′s lounge, didn’t you? What’s with all this darkness right from the get-go, meanie!?

Allen: I haven’t been able to eat at all, and I’m irritated.

Link: (lays a hand on Allen’s shoulder) Just forget about everything in the main narrative for now, Walker. The freshness of this discussion lounge is fading quick, and now the author’s already using trial and error.

Allen: Reckless move on the author’s part.

Wisely: Even so, it seems the author didn’t intend to bring out Bookman Jr. at first, though. Just that there was a truly unsolvable issue…

Lavi: Damn you, Hoshino…But yes, that’s what happened! The thing is, this time the most questions are directed at me! The fans are calling out to me! I heard their voices! How can I not be here for them! (heart)

Allen: Even though I can answer questions about you just fine.

Lavi: With messed-up answers, more like.

Link: Walker, here are some doughnuts, so would you cheer up already? And you, Bookman Jr, don’t get too carried away. We went over the word-count limit last two times, and both the editor and designer sent an e-mail to warn us to stay within the limit this time. All pointless talk is prohibited from all of you!

Allen, Lavi, Wisely: Roger~~

Marie: Haha…(wry grin) Having the Inspector here really is a help.

Bak: Oi, haven’t you lot been forgetting about me from the start……!?

Question 1: Kanda had a little pouch hanging from his neck when he returned to Marie and Lenalee. What was in that pouch?

Allen: You can always count on a question for Kanda, huh.

Lavi: Yeah, ain’t Yu gettin’ a little too popular? By the way, ain’t this supposed to start off with a question for me?

Wisely: Well, it’s because there’s also a wagonload of questions for Yu Kanda as ever. What a sinful lad…

Link: You there! No pointless chatter!

Bak: Huh…? He had a pouch? We disposed of those clothes Kanda was wearing after he swapped it in for the Order uniform at the Asian Branch, but there wasn’t any pouch.

Marie: Ah, that’s because I’m keeping it for him. The little drawstring pouch, right? Seems to be silver coins in there.

Allen: Money?!!! (clatter)

Lavi: Calm down, Allen!

Marie: There was this old lady who took care of Kanda’s every need back then, and she gave it to him, said it’s for travel expenses….sorry, that’s all I know.

Lavi: ……..That so?

Allen: Kanda will definitely turn out like Master someday. (hmph!)

Marie: Looks like he barely used any of it, though.

Question 2: Is Kanda right-handed or left-handed?

Lavi: Yu agaaain?

Link: He’s ambidextrous, isn’t he?

Allen: Eh? Is that so?

Link: It’s something you’d notice right away.

Lavi: After all the time you spent fighting with him and you still didn’t know, Allen? Yu’s punches hurt like freakin’ hell no matter which fist he used, right?

Allen: Makes me sick just thinking about it.

Marie: Exactly, Kanda’s ambidextrous.

Bak: By the way, Alma was also ambidextrous, you know.

Wisely: By the way, over to the Noahs, the Millennium Count is ambidextrous.

Question 3: After the Second Exorcist sigil’s power deteriorated, Kanda now has hangover. Will he also be more vulnerable to illnesses like the cold?

Lavi: Yu again…? Now I’m starting to think Hoshino is trolling behind this!

Allen: He’s an idiot, and idiots don’t catch colds! NEXT!

Wisely: Well, if he does catch colds more easily then it’s good news for us Noahs. But if he’s such an idiot, guess it can’t be helped.

Marie: Hey, watch it. (sweat)

Link: Stop fooling about and answer properly!

Bak: Allow me, current patriarch of the Chang clan, to enlighten you. Just because the sigil’s power has weakened, doesn’t mean Kanda’s body will become very weak as a result. Though his extraordinary regenerative ability will be impaired, the bodies of Second Exorcists are also designed for battle, so he’d probably still be far more sturdy than normal people. Even so, unless he keeps a balanced diet from now on, there’s a possibility he might fall ill. He eats nothing but soba, doesn’t he? That won’t do!

Question 4:  Those…flying needles?…that Howard Link was throwing about? What are they for? The Crows have had them in the past too, and I’m curious.

Link: Those are called Shibari (嘴針 lit. Beak Needle. T/N: “shibari” also sounds the same as “Shibari-bane”, the Crow’s binding feathers, but uses a different Kanji). Even amongst Crows, it’s a weapon reserved for the elite members. A single needle can unleash power equal to a hundred feathers (those binding feathers, flame feathers, confining feathers, etc. that Crows frequently use). The Shibari I have are the ones Master Zu used back in the day, so they’re an old model, but even now they still work very well. Though they can be a little unwieldy to carry about, in times you run out of feathers you can still fight just using Shibari. And for me right now, in particular, it’s also a way to save up on feathers, so it’s a very handy weapon.

Allen: Huh? What do you mean by “for me right now”?

Link: I have chocolate doughnuts, too, Walker.

Allen: WEE-HEE! (chomp!)

Wisely: Careful, boy…he’s tricking you with those doughnuts…

Link: Would you like some, too?

Wisely: WEE-HEE! (chomp!)

Lavi: I heard from Gramps, though. Looks like the Crows’ abilities are developed by the Chang Clan, right?

Bak: Aha. The Crow Unit was established by Grandfather Zu in his younger days. Even now, the Chang Clan is still responsible for manufacturing all the feathers, needles and other weapons the Crows use.

Marie: I see. So this is why the Asian Branch Supervisor position is passed down the Chang bloodline. The Chang Clan must have been indispensable for the Central, right?

Bak: Well, I guess.

Allen: I’ve been wondering for a long time. Why are the Changs able to use such awesome magic?

Wisely: It will be a long story, so we’d better drop it for the sake of the word count.

Link: If it’s going to eat up precious space, then let’s leave it for now.

Question 5: Do Lavi and Bookman still remember their original names?

Lavi: YAAAAAAAAAY~~  ! Finally~~! The answer’s Nooooooooooo-peeeeee! From the time I became Gramp’s heir, my name was erased!

Allen: Hey Lavi, why must Bookmen discard their real names? Isn’t it painful?

Marie: You’re one who cherishes his name, huh, Allen.

Bak: Do you really have to go that far in order to be a recorder of alternate history?

Link: Now that you mention it, we’ve received many questions on the Bookmen’s fake aliases.

Lavi: While we’re a Junior, we have to change our names every time we change the place of our log. Because those names will become the title of our logs. Thus, the log for this Holy War will be titled “Lavi”. Makes it easy to search for logs this way. As for whether it’s painful to lose my real name…hmmm, well…frankly, I don’t really know. Since me becoming a Bookman was something that can’t be helped, too. By the way, Gramps is the one who named all the logs.

Wisely: Uh-hmmm. Come to think of it, the name Lavi seems to be…

Lavi: What?

Wisely: Nah, nuffink. (munch munch). Blimey, these doughnuts sure are delicious.

Allen: Hey! You’re eating too many!

Question 6: How did Lavi and Bookman earn money for expenses during travels? The Allen way?

Allen: What do you mean by my way?

Lavi: Means gambling, of course. Ain’t it?

Wisely: Swindling Mafia bosses then fleeing with winnings and the like?

Bak: Mafia!? (falsetto)

Marie: So that’s what you’ve been up to, Allen!? That’s no good! You’re still a kid, aren’t you? Lenalee would wail if she ever hears you’ve been doing such dangerous things.

Allen: Please, please don’t tell Lenalee! I beg you, Marie! (googly eyes).

Link: No matter how adorable a face you manage to make, Noise Marie won’t be able to see it, Walker. We’ll have you tell us all about this later in detail, so for now let’s return to Bookman Jr.

Allen: Eeehhh!?

Lavi: Where were we? Oh, travel expenses, right? Well, members of the Bookman clan are everywhere and they help us out, so both me and Gramps don’t have to work for money.

Marie: You mean you have relatives all over the world?

Lavi: Yup! The whole clan comes together to support the Bookman as the clan’s leader, so Bookman can focus on his logs.

Bak: I never knew the Bookman Clan is such a large-scale thing.

Lavi: Well, since everyone conceals their Bookman lineage and outwardly leads normal lives, it’s no surprise nobody knows.

Allen: Why do they have to hide?

Lavi:  Hm? It’s a secret!

Komui’s Discussion Room (Extended) 2/5[]

Question 7: Is it coincidence that Bookman and Lavi, master and apprentice, are both compatible with Innocence?

Wisely: Now that’s one close shave of a question~. I know why, but I’m not telling ♫.

Lavi: I was curious about this too, but when I ask Gramps he just said “Someday you’ll know”, so I left it there. I’m wondering whether it’s got something to do with that “other side of the Holy War” General Cross was talking about.

Allen: Wait, you mean you came to the Order knowing you would become Innocence accommodators?

Link: Impossible.

Lavi: Looks like it for Gramps. Since he said it right out that “From now on, we will become Exorcists and record the Holy War”.

Marie: What a surprise. I’ve never heard of such a thing happening.

Bak: Neither have I. The Bookmen really is a clan cloaked in mystery, just like the Noahs.

Question 8: I’d like to know how Allen managed to write his mission reports for all this time, if he’s still practicing his reading and writing.

Allen: Well, it’s not that I can’t read or write at all, but I’ve been through a ton of do-it-overs.

Lavi: For a while back there, me and Lenalee just couldn’t stand it so we used to help him out. But the real problem is Allen’s handwriting itself is so bad nobody can read his reports.

Bak: Agreed.

Link: We really must do something about Walker’s handwriting, don’t we? It’s just too atrocious. Take that questionnaire and other papers I had him fill out when I first came to inspect him. Over half is utterly illegible.

Wisely: Really? Even Tikky could at least write letters people can read, you know.

Allen: SHUT UP! (blush madly)

Marie: There, there. You’re doing better now than before you started taking lessons from Krory, right Allen? Great job!

Allen: Marie…! (overwhelmed)

Link: Please don’t spoil him, Noise Marie. That we have to be strict with Walker now is for his own future as well. It’ll be embarrassing if he’s still writing like that when he grows up.

Allen: You’re such a boring nag, Link! That’s why my handwriting’s so bad!

Link: No quibbling from you! WhaーOi! Don’t you hide behind Noise Marie!

Question 9: I’d like to know how the Science Division members came to learn about and join the Order?

Bak: Most are scouted out. We recruit outstanding individuals. The process is different for the other divisions, though.

Lavi: Though there are many who joined the Order out of hatred for the Akuma, in the Science Division there aren’t many of those, dontcha think? They’re not high-strung, too.

Marie: Ah. Many a time we’ve been saved by the Science Division’s liveliness.

Allen: We can drop in to play around with ease, too.

Link: The Science Division’s not your playground, Walker.

Allen: Roger roger roger.

Link: Only once is enough!

Wisely: Inspector lad reminds me of Desires somehow. Not a type I’m comfortable with.

Question 10: After the Sixth Laboratory was destroyed, was it just abandoned as an empty lot or rebuilt into a part of the Asian Branch?

Marie: Fō is the one who destroyed it, isn’t she?

Bak: Yeah. It was my mother’s…the previous Branch Head’s last request. Fō also sunk the corpses of all the researchers and Crow members that died back then deep underground along with it, too. This is just my imagination, but I reckon everyone involved in that experiment probably went in resolving to make that laboratory their own graves. As of now, the place is sealed from entry. No-one can enter except for me, Fō and Renny. Grandfather Zu is buried there as well, as per his wishes.

Wisely: Probably because that’s a place the Order and Central had wanted to keep hidden, I’d say.

Link: ………………

Allen: How did you escape back then, Marie?

Marie: I was injured and unconscious, and Kanda rescued me, from the looks of itーbefore the laboratory sunk down whole, that is. When I woke up, I was lying atop a pile of rubble with Kanda beside me. After that, we were found by Fō, Branch Supervisor Bakーhe was Section Chief back thenーRenny Epstein and Master Zu, and they hid us in top secret.

Bak: Renny was rescued by my mother and Grandfather Zu, because she’s the Epsteins’ only heir.

Lavi: So Kanda’s case file at the Order really is fake, after all. I’ve always thought it seems dodgy.

Marie: But back then, Kanda and I couldn’t trust the Order, the Branch Supervisor and everyone else at all. Kanda was dealing with his past self’s memories and his guilt for destroying Alma, and he was unstable. I took him along and we fled from the Asian Branch together. Now that I’m thinking back, it was quite too easy an escape. Especially when Fō was supposed to be guarding the gateway between the Asian Branch and the outside world.

Bak: That’s because Fō was helping you out.

Marie: So it really was her. I knew it.

Bak: We were worried sick! Them lot from Central was in a panic when you guys went missing. After a while we received contact from General Tiedoll and finally learned where you guys are, but the general’s fury was terrible to behold back then. Well, it was to be expected, though.

Allen: But you didn’t know anything about the Second Exorcist Project, did you, Bak-san?

Bak: But regardless, I as heir must shoulder the burden of the sin my clan committed.

Lavi: To think you’d somehow return to the Order after all that, Marie. Well, since you’re accommodated to Innocence there’s no choice but to return anyway, I guess.

Marie: It’s because I just can’t leave Kanda alone. He’s my savior, after all. Besides, with him being the way he is, I just can’t stop worrying.

Question 11: Supervisor Komui and Branch Supervisor Bak both had long hair once but now cut it short. Is there a meaning behind this?

Link: We’ve been receiving quite a lot of hair-related questions. There’s the usual ones about Yu Kanda and Bookman Jr’s hair type, and also ones like Who is styling the exorcists’ hair? and How many wigs does the Noah Jasdero have in stock? Though I hardly think anything interesting will come out of answering anyway, since the questions are here, I guess it is our duty to answer them.

Allen: I reckon the ladies probably have their hair styled by the Order’s resident barber. The service is on a reservation basis, so it feels kinda bothersome to me, and I’ve never used it. By the way, Lavi’s hair type is coarse as briar.

Lavi: Just coarse! Never said it’s briar coarse! I’ve also never visited the Order’s barber; Gramps cut my hair for me. And Johnny does it sometimes, too.

Allen: Same for me. You swing by the Science Division, then Johnny would say something like “Your hair’s getting long! Ain’t it getting in the way?” then he’d go snippity-snip on the spot, right?

Marie: Well, the Science Division folks are always too busy with overtime and Johnny’s been cutting their hair for them since the old days, the handy fellow. Now that you mention it, I just remembered: Supervisor Komui used to cut Lenalee’s hair for her until she was about 13. Now Lenalee’s the one cutting his hair, though.

Bak: Lenalee-san cuts his hair…!? Thーthe lucky bastard…! Come to think of it, Komui changed to short hair right around the time Lenalee-san starts smiling. So that was it…? So that’s how it is…?

Wisely: Your brain is filled with nothing but jealousy right now, Branch Supervisor. By the way, Dero has ten of those gorgeous golden wigs.

Allen: Why is he wearing a wig?

Wisely: Anything more than that will be a violation of privacy. My lips are zipped.

Allen: Is it by any means your place to talk privacy?

Link: Branch Supervisor, you still haven’t answered your question. Please get it over with already.

Lavi: Inspector guy’s totally calling the shots here, huh? (gossip)

Allen: Yeah, hard to fool around this time…Link’s so serious. (gossip)

Wisely: This time I can finally feel the author’s determination to keep to the word count limit. (gossip)

Link: Over there! No pointless chatter!

Bak: (s-scary…) I cut my hair short when I became Branch Supervisor. There’s no deeper meaning behind it. If I have to say so, then perhaps a show of spirit? Or a mark of my determination or something…

Question 12: Is there a cosplay you want ALL characters to wear, regardless of alignment (Order/Noah)?

Link: Is this a question for the author?

Allen: I have a bad feeling about this.

Lavi: Yeah, Hoshino’s answer won’t be anything even half-decent.

Wisely: Let me take a glimpse with my demon eye (peek). Huh!? I see, I see.

Marie: What was it?

Wisely: The author is an Idol fan. Need I say more?

Allen, Lavi: I knew it!

Link: Lucky for us this isn’t a comic-style lounge session, right?

Lavi: We were on the verge of being forced into Idol clothes back there!

Komui’s Discussion Room (Extended) 3/5[]

Question 13: How is the cover image for the tankobon (comic book) and Jump SQ. RISE (the magazine) decided?

Lavi: The author has full liberty for the comic book’s cover, but in the magazine’s case, the exclusive designer will ask the author to draw it according to their image of the cover.

Allen: You know so much, Lavi. I’d expect no less from the author’s bosom friend!

Lavi: Are you dissing me, Allen-san?

Marie: So the designer is the one who decides the character and their pose?

Lavi: Yep. I heard sometimes they even request color tones as well. Because the cover is the face of the whole magazine, Hoshino’s nervous when drawing the magazine’s covers, unlike the comic book’s.

Link: On a side note, on the cover of this latest Volume 26, General Cross is holding a toothpick in his mouth.

Allen: Do we have to go into such detail?

Link: I thought there might be those who are wondering.

Lavi: That’s because back in Volume 14, she drew General Cross holding a cigarette and got scolded.

Bak: What’s wrong with that? Couldn’t she draw whatever she wants to?

Lavi: Well, after all, this is still a shounen manga

Wisely: Grown-up issues, indeed.

Question 14: Link, between English and French tea, which do you prefer?

Link: We’ve received a number of beverage-related questions. For example, How many sugar cubes does the Millennium Earl consume during teatime? and Exactly how delicious is Lenalee Lee’s coffee? As for my preference, I’d probably say English tea. Inspector Lvellie prefers French tea, though, so I’ve had a great deal of that as well. The Earl prefers English, doesn’t he?

Wisely: Correct you are. The Earl has an awfully sweet tooth. He puts in 20 sugar cubes and lots of milk for a cup of tea. He’s such a dear. He’s moping lately after Desires told him to cut back on his sugar intake. What a dear.

Allen: I wonder why he would consider that adorable.

Lavi: There’s more sugar than tea in your tea, too, right Allen?

Allen: SUPER SWEET TEA WITH SALTY THINGS IS A MATCH MADE IN HEAVEN!!!

Lavi: Do you really have to yell it?

Link: Make sure you brush your teeth well, Walker. You’re always sleeping right after your meals.

Allen: Roger roger roger.

Link: Only once is enough!

Marie: You had tea parties with Lenalee and Miranda sometimes, right Allen?

Bak: WHAT!? Walker! You!

Allen: Eh? Wait! It’s just because they said they’ll give me sweets. There’s no ulterior motive on my part! Besides, it’s more like Link and Lenalee’s tea discussion with me tagging along than a tea party, actually.

Link: What are you talking about? I was the one accompanying you!

Allen: Well, aren’t you the one who did the most talking?

Link: That’s because you were busy eating the whole time, isn’t it? Lenalee Lee seems to make a hobby out of serving the Science Division coffee and tea, so we simply exchanged ideas on tea leaves and brewing. She’s more of an expert than even me on tea, after all.

Marie: Looks like she’s been studying up for the Science guys’ sake. She learned coffee brewing straight from Head Chef Jeryy himself too, and her coffee’s simply awesome.  

Lavi: Plus, you also get to behold that adorable face as she hands you your cup with a smile, and it enhances the experience. Hey, Allen, Lenalee’s been taking really good care of her hands, ya know? Said she wanna serve us tea with beautiful hands. Ah, she really is a lady…

Allen: I’m getting all choked up right now.

Bak: Lenalee-san…you’re wonderful. (in love♡)

Question 15: Does Lavi wash his face with his eyepatch on? Or wash his face in secret?

Allen: He leaves it on.

Lavi: I TAKE IT OFF! OF COURSE I TAKE IT OFF! But yeah, I do wash my face in secret!

Allen: You always leave it on when we use the Order’s communal bath together, don’t you? Why do you have to be so secretive about it? Stop being so stuck-up and let us see it already!

Lavi: Argh! Stop, Allen! Stop yanking! Aaaaaargh!

Marie: Oi, Allen! Lavi told you to stop, didn’t he?

Link: Walker, stop wasting our precious paper bullying Bookman Jr.

Wisely: There, there. It’s fine, isn’t it? Our readers will get stressed out if we keep it all stiff and heavy. Besides, the boy hasn’t seen Bookman Jr. in ages and he’s just thrilled.

Allen: That’s not it!

Bak: That aside, why do you need to hide it? Is there some secret behind it?

Lavi: Well, about that…I really can’t say anything.

Question 16: Since when did Supervisor Komui and Head Chef Jeryy become close friends?

Marie: When…? They already seem close by the time Head Chef Jeryy transferred to Headquarters, though.

Bak: That’s because Komui was the one who recommended Jeryy for the transfer. Jeryy was a cook in the Asian Branch at first, and he went to all sorts of trouble taking care of Komui back when he just joined the Order. Komui was a completely different person back then, you see. He had this slightly dangerous streak about him, so Jeryy probably couldn’t find it in him to just leave him be.

Komui seemed prejudiced against Jeryy for a while there, but then he might’ve lost the battle of wills, and before I knew it, they’ve already become close. After that, when Komui was promoted to Supervisor, Jeryy was the first he called over to Headquarters. It might’ve been to help Lenalee-san who was mentally ill back then, I reckon.

Link: I don’t mind them being close, but calling each other by the likes of “Komie-sweetie” and “Jerry-deary” in the vicinity of Order members is quite out of line in my opinion.

Wisely: That Jeryy-summat lad’s food seems real delicious to me. I’d love to try some.

Allen: Negative. Jeryy-san is mine.

Lavi: He’s not yours…

Question 17: Are Noah Memories comprised of only original memories of the past? Though the Noah Memories are passed on from person to person, can we conclude that the human memories of previous Noah hosts are not passed on to the next Noah host as well?

Lavi: Now this is an interesting question.

Wisely: Hmmm. Yes, the memories are passed on. When we are awakened as Noah, an enormous amount of memories and data would come rushing into our heads, and among them are also the memories and emotions of those who were previous reincarnations of Noah.

Allen: I had the memories of Suman, who became a Fallen One, flow into my head once. Back then, I felt like I’m going to lose my very self. My head felt like it was breaking apart, and I was really scared. Though you’re all Noah anyway, you guys really are something, living carefree even with memories and feelings of countless other people within you.

Wisely: We’re not carefree, boy. In the past there were also Noah whose selves were devoured by the memories and were destroyed. In order to keep that from happening, usually most Noah unconsciously suppress those memories. By doing so, we can shut out the memories of the previous incarnations. However, if Noahs are injured by Innocence, they might not be able to suppress it anymore, and those memories would come flooding back. We Noah also have it tough as well.

Allen: Now that you mention it, the Noah really do seem to become more violent the more we attack them.

Wisely: The profound hatred towards Innocence within the memories is what makes us so. That’s why we’d like you to be gentle with us ♡.

Allen: That tendency to joke about is just what drives me up the wall.

Lavi: Is it true that even among Noahs, the Millennium Earl is the only one who lives for several thousands of years?

Wisely: Correct.

Bak: Do all humans have the possibility of awakening as a Noah?

Wisely: They do.

Marie: And that awakening cannot be prevented?

Wisely: No. Furthermore, once they learn of Noah’s mission, they would accept it with their own free will.

Link: And what is Noah’s mission?

Wisely: Oh dear. That’s a secret~♫

Link: Tch.

Question 18: Looks like Allen’s hobby is saving up money. Was he doing other part-time jobs apart from helping out at the cafeteria as well?

Lavi: Nah, mostly it was just the cafeteria right? ‘Coz you got to sneak some bites.

Allen: It was the best part-time job on earth. At the Order, looks like it’s just the stint at the cafeteria and helping out the Science Division. Actually I’d wanted to earn a bit more, but what with rewriting reports, studying and trainingーeven on holidays I’m still quite busy.

Link: What’s with that disgruntled look? Fulfilling your duties as an Exorcist is just natural. Besides, you’re being paid to be one anyway, aren’t you?

Allen: But that’s totally not enough at all!

Wisely: Can’t be helped, with that much debt on your tab.

Bak: Such hardship at such a young age, Walker. Unimaginable to me, though, well-bred as I am.

Allen: If your heart pains for me, then please donate. (whips out donation box).

Marie: “At the Order”, you said. You mean you’ve worked elsewhere before?

Allen: Back when I was still training, I worked with Master as guards for caravans. Functions as battle training, too. It was a rough job, but the pay really was wonderful. To top that, we also got free meals, and debt collectors didn’t pursue us into deserts, too.

Lavi: You really seem to be able to survive anywhere, huh.

Link: Caravans…? So that’s how you’ve been mingling in and lying low. No wonder we hadn’t been able to track down General Cross.

Question 19: What became of Kanda’s underpants that Lavi hid back in the Weekend Schedule?

Marie: Oi! Lavi! You really are such a pain!

Lavi: Ack! Sorry! But Yu’s always so calm and cool, you see. Makes me wanna see him freaking out for once.

Bak: You must really have balls to try that out.

Link: So uncivilized… )

Allen: So? Did Kanda freak out?

Wisely: You seem to be enjoying this, boy.

Lavi: Naaaaah~Actually, he just got dressed like nothing happened then went out to the forest for night practice.

Allen: ーwith NO UNDERPANTS ON!?

Marie: Well, it’s not totally unexpected…or rather…Kanda probably won’t get worked up over such things?

Wisely: I see…It’s the same with Tykki too. Is it just that gorgeous men do not need underpants to be gorgeous men?

Allen: I have completely no idea what you’re talking about here.

Lavi: To top that, looks like Yu just slept in the forest like that with no underpants on, too. It really wasn’t worth the trouble hiding his pants. Ah, bummer.

Marie: It’s not just ah bummer, is it!? Give Kanda back his pants!

Lavi: Whaaaaat!? Even if I did return it to him, the way things are Yu wouldn’t remember it anyway. He’d probably just say something like “Huh? What’s this about?” then just stalk off! And I’d be left looking like a dork who bombed a pant-stealing prank! It’s embarrassing!

Marie: You got it backwards. What’s embarrassing here is the fact that you hid someone’s underpants, good grief (weary face).

Allen: Marie, you have to be more seriously angry, otherwise you’ll never get through to Lavi. Gotta look more strict.

Lavi: Youーyou traitor! You were all grins back there when you heard how I hid Yu’s pants, weren’t you, Allen!?

Allen: Was I? Of course not. Unlike you, I’m not a little kid.

Lavi: Ha! You’re one to talk! Whenever you do part-time at the cafeteria, you’re always stealing bites out of Yu’s food before you serve it to him. Think I didn’t know!?

Allen: That’s because Kanda’s always mocking my hospitality skills. Befitting punishment, I say! It’s not like you’re any better, Lavi. I know you’re always stuffing Kanda’s bag full of porn whenever he goes on a mission. And then there’s the time you tampered with Kanda’s toothpasteー

Lavi: You were with me that time, weren’t you!?

Bak: There’s more?

Wisely: A-ho-ho-ho (laughing). Somehow I feel like we can be good friends, boys.

Marie: Would you guys stop it already? Look, I’m grateful that you boys care about Kanda, since you guys are around the same age, but tone down the pranks! He’s still not used to these things.

Allen, Lavi: Aw, come on~!

Link: We shall not let our precious word count be depleted further by such a nonsensical topic. This conversation ends here!!

Komui’s Discussion Room (Extended) 4/5[]

Question 20: How many types of headphones does Marie have? And do they function differently?

Marie: Now I only have the latest model the Science Division developed for me. I keep it on at all times except when I go to bed.

Bak: I’ve contributed to the design as well. (ahem)

Marie: Did you? Thank you, Supervisor.

Lavi: But you’ll hear countless noises and voices from a considerable range all the time, right? Isn’t that exhausting?

Wisely: What!? You’re able to hear that much!? Where’s the respect for privacy?

Allen: Shut up about privacy, you.

Marie: Well, it was rough before I got used to it. I trained myself to listen for only important sounds from among countless noises. I’ve come to the point where everyday noises from people doing their chores and talking mostly just flow right by me, and since then I haven’t been “listening in” on anyone.

Link: Aha. You really are a true man of character, Noise Marie. You’d better take notes, Walker.

Allen: How did this come to me?

Link: Don’t tell me you’ve forgotten how you threatened me with Timcanpy’s recordings.

Question 21: I’m curious about the length of time Krory can maintain his enhanced capabilities and the amount of Akuma blood needed. And also whether it is possible to extend his activation time by training, etc.

Bak: As of now he can drink blood from Akuma up to Level Three, and can stay activated for 10 minutes with 250ml of blood. Looks like he’s also experimenting to extend that time with support from the Science Division.

Lavi: Wouldn’t drinking more blood extend the activation time?

Bak: No, it wouldn’t. On the other hand, drinking less than 250ml will shorten the activation time to around 3 minutes.

Marie: When you said he can drink blood from Akuma up to Level Three, is it because he hasn’t experimented with blood from a Level Four yet?

Bak: Well, since obtaining blood from a Level Four is next to impossible…

Wisely: Ho ho ho. Indeed, indeed ♪.

Allen: Seeing Krory enjoying Akuma blood that much really does make you wonder whether it really is delicious, after all.

Link: Don’t try it out, Walker.

Question 22: Does Miranda always carry sweets with her while on a mission? And does she have a favorite flavor?

Link: I’ve heard that since her Innocence requires stamina, she’s come to carrying sweets at all times to supplement her calories, but about the flavor…

Marie: Miranda said she likes minty flavors.

Allen: Are you sure? Miss Miranda always gives me sweets whenever my stomach starts growling, and they’re always fruity flavors like strawberry or pineapple.

Lavi: That’s just coz you like fruit-flavored candies, isn’t it, Allen?

Marie: Haha. So she’s packing fruity candies just for you as well, huh.

Allen: Eh!? Is that so!?

Bak: By the way, whenever Lou Fa learns you’re coming to our branch, she’d always prepare Mitarashi dumplings, Walker.

Allen: Eh!? Now that you mention it, there really did seem to be Mitarashi dumplings around whenever I go to the Asian Branch.

Wisely: What!? If you really loved eating that much, then why didn’t you accept Tikky’s invitation to feast back then?

Allen: It’s not feasting that I have a problem with; it’s that Curly-Head. He’s the very man who tore a hole in my heart, have you forgotten? Do you expect me to enjoy a meal with such a groping pervert?

Link: So you won’t let your appetite win in that case, Walker?

Allen: Yes?

Link: Nothing. That’s a relief.

Question 23: So before Lavi became an Exorcist, he fought with a dagger?

Lavi: Eh? What’s this?

Wisely: They’re probably talking about that time back in the Ark. When you were in Road’s dream, remember?

Lavi: Ohhhh, so that was it. Wait, how come you know about that?

Wisely: La-de-dah♪

Marie: Lavi’s an all-rounder, like Bookman, right?

Allen: What on earth is that?

Marie: Those who can make use of any weapon depending on the situation.

Lavi: That’s because as Bookmen, virtually all our logs are of war zones. So Gramps trained me to be capable of handling any situation, and that training also includes martial arts.

Link: What are you most skilled with?

Lavi: Hmmmm. I like cudgels best, I guess.

Allen: You’re always fooling about whenever we duel-train, Lavi, and I’ve been thinking perhaps you’re no good. Kanda beats you in a blink, you see.

Lavi: Aaaawwww. Come on! It’s such a pain to fight seriously!

Bak: But back then, when you were dueling with Fō, you seemed quite serious, though.

Lavi: I wouldn’t call that a duel; Fō was coming at me like she’s dying to kill me, damn her. How could I not take it seriously!?

Allen: Yeah, Fō does mean it when she fights, doesn’t she.

Bak: She’s more a berserker than a guardian deity, that one.

Link: I see. You will not get serious unless it poses a certain level of threat to your life.

Question 24: Are Nea and the 14th the same individual?

Wisely: My my. Is this reader mistaking something here? “The 14th” is just the alias the previous generation of Noah bestowed upon Nea. There is only one Nea.

Link: Though Nea himself doesn’t seem fond of it; he’s said it is “a nickname given out of distaste”. Guess I’d have to be careful from now…

Allen: Huh? Careful of what?

Link: Would you like some mango juice, Walker?

Allen: WEE-HEE!

Bak: I’ve been wondering. Why isn’t he called “The 14th disciple” like the other Noahs but simply “The 14th”?

Wisely: Perhaps that is the distaste Nea was talking about. As has already been revealed in the Gray Log Fanbook, Nea has no Noah Memory, and for that very reason, the other Noahs may have treated him as the black sheep of the family. Well, I guess I’ll leave you here with a cliffhanger until the boy uncovers Nea’s secrets in the main narrative.

Marie: He has no Noah Memory, so he couldn’t reincarnate like the other Noahs, and that is why he implanted his memories within Allen?

Link: Exactly when did he implant them within you? Do you really have no idea, Walker?

Allen: Told you; I really don’t know! It’s said to be around 35 years ago! I’m sixteen, remember? I didn’t even exist then!

Wisely: …………..

Lavi: What the heck are you grinning about, Three-Eyes?

Wisely: Nuffink.

Question 25: Allen’s left eye should have become able to project the image of the Akuma souls to others, but it seems nobody apart from Lavi has seen it. Is it deciding itself whether to let other people see the souls within the Akuma?

Lavi: Ah, that…Just remembering it still gives me the creeps even now.

Allen: Back then when Lavi and Krory said they could see the Akuma’s soul, at first I was definitely sure the curse has strengthened in power, and from now people other than me will be able to see the souls, too. But after that, nobody ever saw it again. Looks like it’s just a one-time thing, after all.

Lavi: It was right after your damaged eye resurrected with the curse’s power, right? With your eye being in an unusual state like that, anything can happen. Me and Krorykins were just unfortunately caught up in the curse’s rampage.

Allen: Well, it’s a relief, anyway. After all, it’s not a pleasant sight to behold. If it ends with you not having to see it anymore, I’d say it’s for the best.

Bak: I’m interested, though. As part of the Science Division, we welcome any information on the Akuma.

Wisely: So am I. For even my Demon Eye cannot see souls. In what state are they, the souls within Akuma?

Link: How could you say these things like it doesn’t concern you when you’re on the very side creating Akuma?

Marie: Must have been hard getting used to seeing those souls, huh, Allen?

Allen: When I first saw one, I was so scared I couldn’t even bear to look. But Master was patientーWell, for him. “Those things aren’t scary”, he’d scold me; they were once living humans just like us, and they’re just screaming for me to save them, after all. It took a long time, but just like that, little by little I became able to look at them.

Question 26: What do Kanda, Allen, Lenalee and Lavi smell of? Lenalee would probably smell very nice. Well, she’s a girl after all; she’s definitely using perfume and the like, right?

Marie: Hmmmm. Kanda’s scent? Soap is the closest bet, I’d say.

Allen: And me, Marie? What about me?

Marie: You usually have a sugary smell about you, Allen. Like dessert.

Lavi: Because there’s always crumbs all over your clothes, Allen.

Allen: Lavi’s eyepatch gives out whiffs of Fabreeze.

Lavi: Oi! Don’t say stuff from the old Instagram page! Some readers won’t get it!

Marie: Hmmmm…as for Lavi…he smells of tobacco a bit.

Allen: Yeah! Just like Master’s scent.

Lavi: Ah, Gramps’ cigarettes, huh? I’m aware of that.

Wisely: Bookman is a heavy smoker as ever. A wonder his lungs are still holding out even at his age.

Marie: I think Lenalee usually has a flowery scent, though.

Bak: Yes, she does! Lenalee-san smells like sweet flowers!

Allen: Bak-san, keep your voice down! If Komui-san hears you, we’d be in for big trouble!

Lavi: Lenalee doesn’t use perfume, and still she smells so nice.

Allen: There’s this thing she uses. You see, a while back I was talking to Lenalee about having more scars or something, and she said; “This works wonders, you know.” and gave me some of this thingーkinda like Body Oil? Could it have been that oil’s scent? The scars would fade if you keep rubbing this oil on them, from the looks of it. It smells wonderful when she’s putting it on me.

Bak: SHE WAS PUTTING IT ON YOU, WALKEEEEEEER!? (snaps)

Allen: NO ULTERIOR MOTIVE! REALLY!

Lavi: Body oil, huh…ah, my heart’s gettin’ all weird just hearing that.

Link: What’s with that dirty look on your face, Bookman Jr?

Komui’s Discussion Room (Extended) 5/5[]

Question 27: Please tell me Branch Supervisor Bak’s favourite food/drink.

Bak: Ever since I was a kid I’ve loved Grandfather Zu’s herbal rice gruel, but since he’s passed away, looks like I won’t be able to eat it anymore, huh.

Marie: Ah, I remember that. It sure was delicious

Lavi: Head Chef Jeryy is Master Zu’s apprentice, isn’t he? Even his gruel won’t do?

Bak: Hmmm. It tastes just the same and it’s delicious alright but…I don’t know. Unless Grandpa made it, it just won’t.

Link: I feel like I kind of understand what you mean.

Wisely: How come?

Allen: Every once in a while…a very, very looooong while, mindー I also feel like eating Master’s super-salty stew, too. Jeryy-san’s stew tastes a dozen times better, though.

Question 28: Since Kanda was born in the Asian Branch, is his first language Chinese? Or is it English?

Marie: Kanda was speaking English the first time we met him, wasn’t he, Branch Supervisor?

Bak: Yeah, he was. I’d reckon as an Exorcist, they taught him English back in the lab so he’d be able to be assigned to Headquarters right away. But I guess there are times the scientists communicate in Chinese when among themselves, anyway. Kanda can understand Chinese as well, from the looks of it.

Marie: Kanda virtually mastered Chinese while we were travelling with Master Tiedoll before we came to Headquarters, you know.

Lavi: Sometimes he’s talking with Lenalee or Komui in Chinese, too, isn’t he?

Allen: You know that, Lavi?

Lavi: Yup. Of course I would’ve mastered the language of pretty much every country I went for my logs.

Marie: I guess it was thanks to speaking the same language that the traumatized young Lenalee warmed up to Kanda straight away, huh.

Question 29: Lavi’s scarf looks so cool. Did it ever get stuck in something and strangled him?

Lavi: Well, there are countless times I nearly suffocated, but not because it got stuck or anything; Allen and Lenalee and Yuーand as of recently even Timothy’s taken to yanking it.

Allen: Well, because you look like you want it yanked.

Lavi: What the heck does that even mean, oi!?

Wisely: I feel you, boy. People often yank my turban as well.

Bak: Fō is always yanking my beret’s tassel, too.

Link: And Walker my braid…

Question 30: If the D.Gray-Man characters were to have real-life jobs, what would they be?

Link: I say we wrap it up with this question.

Allen: Roger, roger! I’ll run a restaurant with Jeryy-san and Link!

Link: WHAT!? Don’t just decide for me! I’m going to be the Inspector’s secretary!

Allen: No way! You’re going to cook the sweets I invent, Link. I’ll take care of the finances.

Wisely: That’d be awesome~ I’d be your customer~~

Bak: Hmmmmm. I’d like more time to think…really. I’d be an engineer, I guess? What about you, Marie?

Marie: If possible, I’d love to be a musician.

Allen: Please come perform at my restaurant, Marie!

Marie: Haha. Nice idea. Let’s have it that way. Thanks, Allen.

Wisely: And you, Bookman Jr. ?

Lavi: Hmmmmm. I can’t think of anything I want to be other than a Bookman, I guess.

Allen: It’s just what if, Lavi. What if.

Lavi: I know what the others would be, though. Yu would be some kind of craftsman, right? Lenalee would practice medicine, to heal people. Krorykins would be a horticulturist. Miranda would be an embroidery artist or doll maker. Chaozii would definitely work on a ship, and Timothy would run an orphanage with Emilia, right?

Allen: What about Komui-san and everyone in the Science Division?

Lavi: Probably not much different from what they’re doing right now anyway? Look at the Branch Supervisor.

Bak: M-my bad. I just love this job.

Lavi: Ha! Same here!

Allen: Everyone’s got pretty cool answers. I’m beginning to regret mine. Let’s do our best with our restaurant, Link!

Link: Told you, I’m not doing it!

Question 31: How does everyone in the Order procure casual clothes?

Link: I thought I said we’re wrapping up…!

Lavi: The Order has large separate wardrobes (a room for storing clothes) for men and women, and we can take whatever clothes or shoes we want from there.

Marie: A great number of resident tailors and dressmakers are stationed there, so you can get order-made clothes, too. It’s a popular destination in the Order.

Allen: I’d say nothing beats getting free clothes!

Link: Please bear in mind that it’s all funded by Central.

Lavi: By the way, Krorykins is the workers’ favorite client, though. He’s tall for one thing, and he’s got great style. Makes them want to design clothes for him, they said. Tch! I’ve got great style too, you know.

Allen: Must be nice being tall…

Bak: Height isn’t everything…Men are measured by the strength of their character…! (grinds teeth)

Wisely: Must be nice getting to wear whatever you want. On my days off, I don’t get to wear anything other than clothes Desires chose for me, and it’s stressing me out.

Lavi: Eeeehh!? What the heck!

Link: Now that you say so, we also received a number of questions pertaining to the Noahs’ wardrobe. Let’s see…Did the Earl make the Noahs’ white costumes himself? How much effort does it take grooming Tyki Mikk into his glamorous persona in high society?…Et cetera. Let’s get this over with right away, shall we.

Allen: Those particularly revealing white costumes, eh?

Wisely: Maitora the 13th Disciple made those for us. They may look that way, I grant you, but they’ve got high defensive stats, mind. That it came out a teeny bit sexy is down to Maitora’s taste.

Allen: Maitora…? Never knew him.

Wisely: He’s one extreme case of stranger anxiety, so he rarely ventures outside, that one. He shuts himself up in his dark, gloomy workspace in the Ark with mice as his friends. On a side note, my best friend is Gamako the Frog.

Link: We don’t need unnecessary information here.

Lavi: Say, dontcha think the Noahs have too strong individuality?

Allen: Can’t expect us to remember them all, can you; springing them on us all at once like that. Introduce yourselves one by one, would you?

Wisely: You tell that to the author, not me.

Lavi: By the way, that Feedler guy? Why is he always ending his sentences with Buu? It’s really driving me nuts.

Wisely: You shall not touch on that subject…! The author is ordering you to stop!

Allen, Lavi: Huh, what’s that? Tell us, tell us!

Wisely: I must not…! I must not say that Hoshino couldn’t stop herself and tried letting him say buu-buu, and as a result all tension build-up in scenes with Feedler is totally blown away and it’s probably all said and done anyway but she’s still beating herself up like ahhh I messed up so bad..and the like.

Allen: How come she didn’t see that coming?

Lavi: Hoshino’s such an idiot.

Wisely: But she really loves Feedler, from the looks of it.

Link: How about we leave the idle chat there and get back to Tyki Mikk?

Wisely, Allen, Lavi: ………………

Wisely: Wh-what’s going on here? (sweatdrop) He seems clearly annoyed to me…(whispering)

Allen: He’s totally giving us the eyeballs, too. (whispering)

Lavi: That’d be the word count, ain’t it? Should be getting pretty tight by now, right? (whispering)

Allen: Man, it really is a drag this time. (whispering)

Link: Answers!

Wisely: (jolt) Th-the Millennium Count took care of that. From the time Tikky became a Noah as a young lad, the Count taught him social etiquette and conduct in high society.

Allen: But the man said it himself that he wasn’t educated, didn’t he?

Wisely: Tikky hated school and never went to one, from the looks of it. That might have been it. Nevertheless, Tikky isn’t an idiot like Yu Kanda.

Marie: Oi! Kanda’s not an idiot. Now who was it spreading this stuff about Kanda being an idiot?

Lavi: Well, Allen calls him Ba-Kanda.

(T/N: It’s probably common knowledge by now, but just in case, baka in Japanese means “idiot, stupid”. Often hurled at male protagonists in manga by irritated female love interests. Allen created the portmanteau Ba-Kanda (Kan-dolt?) to retaliate for Kanda calling him Baka-Moyashi (Idiotic Beansprout))

Allen: Lavi, there’s something on your ear.

Lavi: Ow-ow-ow-ow-owーthat’s my earring! Allen-san, that’s my earring!

Wisely: Ow! The pain! Just the sight is painful!

Link: Argh! Good grief, are you doing this on purpose!? How many times do I have to tell you, NO-WASTING-PRECIOUS-WORD COUNT!!

Allen: Crap! The feathers!!

Lavi: Cheater! Projectiles ain’t fair!

Wisely: Whoa-uh-oh.

Link: STAY RIGHT WHERE YOU ARE, OI!! I SEE YOU NEED A GOOD LECTURE ON HOW MUCH PAIN YOU’RE CAUSING THE EDITOR AND DESIGNER WITH ALL THE WORD COUNT YOU’RE WASTING!!

Bak: Whoa, gone before you know it. Well, we’re no match for the explosive power of youngsters, I guess.

Marie: We’re both zonked out here, eh, Supervisor?

Bak: Yeah. This discussion section is extended, after all. Twice longer than usual in terms of pages. Come have a sip of Wong’s tea before you go, would you, Marie?

Marie: That sounds great.

Bak: Thank you for sending us plenty of questions, as ever. Starting next time, it’s gonna be “Bak’s Lounge” instead of “Komui’s Lounge”, so make sure to keep flooding us with questions! (sheeeen ☆)

Allen, Lavi, Wisely: AAAAAAAAAAAARRRGH!

Marie: Oh. Sounds like those three have been rounded up…

References[]

  1. D.Gray-man Manga Volume 3, Chapter 17, Page 26
  2. D.Gray-man Manga Volume 3, Chapter 18, Page 46
  3. D.Gray-man Manga Volume 3, Chapter 19, Page 66
  4. D.Gray-man Manga Volume 3, Chapter 20, Page 86
  5. D.Gray-man Manga Volume 3, Chapter 21, Page 106
  6. D.Gray-man Manga Volume 3, Chapter 22, Page 124
  7. D.Gray-man Manga Volume 3, Chapter 25, Page 164
  8. D.Gray-man Manga Volume 4, Chapter 29, Page 60
  9. D.Gray-man Manga Volume 4, Chapter 30, Page 78
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  13. D.Gray-man Manga Volume 5, Chapter 37, Page 24
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  19. D.Gray-man Manga Volume 6, Chapter 48, Page 42
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  21. D.Gray-man Manga Volume 6, Chapter 50, Page 78
  22. D.Gray-man Manga Volume 6, Chapter 51, Page 96
  23. D.Gray-man Manga Volume 7, Chapter 57, Page 24
  24. D.Gray-man Manga Volume 7, Chapter 58, Page 42
  25. D.Gray-man Manga Volume 7, Chapter 59, Page 60
  26. D.Gray-man Manga Volume 7, Chapter 60, Page 78
  27. D.Gray-man Manga Volume 7, Chapter 61, Page 96
  28. D.Gray-man Manga Volume 7, Chapter 62, Page 114
  29. Volume 25, pages 198-201
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