Meditative Aid - Satsuki learns about Chinese food. Honoka learns about ALIENS. Fair enough trade! - created on 19:52:41 10/29/2014 by Honoka and last modified on 23:58:11 10/29/2014. Cast: Honoka and Satsuki. Omelettes - Not long after Oboro joined the circus, Honoka decided to introduce him to the family. Not her family, though -- someone else's family. The family whose door they just kicked in, and whose dinner table they just pulled up chairs to, and whose dinner they just casually started eating like it was their own all along. Look, the scene is short just read it - created on 21:00:54 11/03/2014 by Honoka and last modified on 00:23:42 11/05/2014. Cast: Honoka and Oboro. Yoyo here often? - Haru and Honoka have two things in common, but they only talk about one. FORESHADOWING?! - created on 19:24:25 11/04/2014 by Honoka and last modified on 06:15:20 11/05/2014. Cast: Honoka and Haru. Our Boss is in Another Castle - Honoka comes looking for Daigo. And, not finding him, she decides to leave a message with Edge instead. - created on 18:05:08 11/10/2014 by Honoka and last modified on 01:08:14 11/11/2014. Cast: Honoka and Edge. Under the Knife - Even when setup finishes early, the circus never sleeps. Well. The rest of the circus is ordered to sleep, while Honoka and Oboro practice. - created on 21:44:44 11/13/2014 by Honoka and last modified on 00:51:19 11/14/2014. Cast: Honoka and Oboro. Trust Issues - Edge may have downplayed the significance of the Empress' beatdown, but Daigo knew enough to consider the young woman a true threat. Accordingly, when she came back to town, he was quick to answer her summon. Could this be the start of a beautiful relationship? - created on 19:29:35 11/14/2014 by Honoka and last modified on 22:50:29 11/14/2014. Cast: Honoka and Daigo. Spilled Soy Sauce - Daigo and the Empre-- No, Daigo and -Miko- reconvene their meeting at Genhanten to discuss combining their forces to keep an unnamed amalgamation of evil from taking over Southtown. Promises are made... but in the end, will both parties end up with something they want and ten things they don't? Only time will tell... - created on 08:28:52 11/15/2014 by Honoka and last modified on 18:19:28 11/15/2014. Cast: Honoka and Daigo. Shitennoji - A tenet of Buddhism is the concept that merely one lifetime is not enough to accumulate all the life experiences necessary to achieve enlightenment, that death and rebirth are an integral part of learning. Appropriate, then, that two who had shared a connection in another world should meet again here, at the foot of the Four Heavenly Kings. - created on 22:44:17 11/16/2014 by Honoka and last modified on 06:54:19 11/17/2014. Cast: Honoka and Zach Glenn. The Twilight Star Continuing Education Program - Honoka and Oboro discuss plans for going back to school. - created on 21:24:45 11/19/2014 by Vuong and last modified on 00:11:40 11/20/2014. Cast: Honoka and Oboro. Cutting Edge Education - Gedo High has a new student, Miko Kobayashi, and she's already stuck cleaning classrooms alone at the end of the day. Starting off on the right foot! - created on 22:16:59 11/19/2014 by Honoka and last modified on 00:12:51 11/20/2014. Cast: Honoka and Edge. Ohsaki - Associating with a crazy chick who calls herself the Empress is bad enough, but denying her request to burn down a house could get a man killed. Unless that man has connections that the Empress doesn't know about. Connections that may or may not involve a tanuki named Don-chan. - created on 18:41:16 12/02/2014 by Honoka and last modified on 21:48:43 12/03/2014. Cast: Honoka and Ibuki. Of Mozart and Galneryus - Miko and her crew barge in on Kazuki's private time and fiercely question his musical tastes! Could be the start of a beautiful relationship?! - created on 21:00:44 12/06/2014 by Honoka and last modified on 00:57:23 12/07/2014. Cast: Honoka and Kazuki. The Time Has Come - An abandoned ryokan in the port city of Niigata is rumored to house an unspeakable, indescribable horror. The Empress wants to nip this 'ghost' rumor in the bud, as it's interfering with her plans for conquest. But this fearsome spectre proves to be far more than a rumor. - created on 19:24:50 12/10/2014 by Honoka and last modified on 08:33:05 12/12/2014. Cast: Honoka and Seishirou. The walk home - Miko and Kazuki chat for a bit on their way home from the prom. Sappy and awkward, just like one might expect! - created on 23:43:59 12/13/2014 by Honoka and last modified on 10:20:54 12/16/2014. Cast: Honoka and Kazuki. To Talk Of Many Things - Now that the Empress has managed to convince Seishirou that the two can help each other... it's time to talk business. Without quite so many sharp bitey ouchie things. - created on 17:45:55 12/17/2014 by Honoka and last modified on 00:54:56 12/18/2014. Cast: Honoka and Seishirou. Freaky Fast Deliveries - If your meal isn't there in five minutes, well, you'll have to take it up with the rival ninja clans. - created on 22:05:34 12/19/2014 by Honoka and last modified on 02:45:50 12/20/2014. Cast: Honoka and Ibuki. Training Montage - Kazuki puts the Gedo High Dojo through its paces, while Miko learns more about the quiet prodigy's chi capabilities. - created on 13:57:03 12/21/2014 by Honoka and last modified on 08:26:19 12/27/2014. Cast: Honoka and Kazuki. Niigata: You Win Some, You Lose Some - A face-to-face meeting between Agent Little and someone he dubs the "Dragon Lady" means both of them are going to have to watch their backs a little more carefully in the future. - created on 16:06:35 12/31/2014 by Honoka and last modified on 00:55:57 01/01/2015. Cast: Honoka and Daniel. Lords of Southtown - Miko and Tiffany have a very suspicious meeting! But really. It's not about anything Daigo's been doing -- it's about practically everything else that's been going on in the schools. - created on 20:47:48 01/01/2015 by Honoka and last modified on 01:10:22 01/02/2015. Cast: Honoka and Tiffany. After-school Special - Miko and Daigo have some information to share with one another. And Miko... has a pot to keep stirring. - created on 18:05:36 01/06/2015 by Honoka and last modified on 23:17:04 01/06/2015. Cast: Honoka and Daigo. Welcome Home, Harkness - When you have a special ability, you tend to seek out those of your own kind. Such it was with Elise Harkness and Honoka -- a special bond that allows them to see the benefits of working together rather than against one another. - created on 17:56:00 01/07/2015 by Honoka and last modified on 23:32:50 01/07/2015. Cast: Honoka and Elise. Taming the Jellyfish - Four Gedo students enter the Sleeping Dragon restaurant in Southtown's Chinatown district. Jellyfish is the house special for the night. Only two Gedo students leave. DUN DUN DUNNNNN. - created on 21:49:18 01/09/2015 by Honoka and last modified on 14:16:22 01/19/2015. Cast: Honoka and Jam. Tatsumaki - Kazuki Kirigana has a new favorite place to hang out: the Gedo High dojo. It's peaceful, whenever the other guys aren't being jerks and hogging all the space. It's quiet, whenever the other guys aren't talking smack (which is never). And it's relaxing, whenever Miko Kobayashi isn't challenging him to a sparring match on the drop of a hat. - created on 17:21:48 01/11/2015 by Honoka and last modified on 23:50:17 01/11/2015. Cast: Honoka and Kazuki. Twilight Star Challenge 1 - Benimaru! - The first big-name fighter to meet the Twilight Star Challenge is Benimaru Nikaido! The fighters seem to be evenly matched at first -- read on for the shocking conclusion! (Winner: Benimaru) - created on 09:23:58 01/19/2015 by Honoka and last modified on 18:50:16 01/19/2015. Cast: Benimaru and Honoka. Twilight Star Challenge 2 - Hitomi! - The second Twilight Star Challenger makes her way to the stage. When it comes to straightforward combat, Hitomi has the nimble juggler beat, but how well will the karateka fare against the unconventional hazards Honoka has in store? (Winner: Honoka) - created on 18:45:18 01/20/2015 by Honoka and last modified on 00:28:43 01/24/2015. Cast: Honoka and Hitomi. Turnabout Intruder - It started off as a routine mission for the NESTS operative -- wait till the tracked student is alone, then shock her from behind and haul her off for analysis. But this little girl can scratch back. - created on 15:44:04 01/28/2015 by Honoka and last modified on 21:21:41 01/28/2015. Cast: Honoka and Eve. Twilight Star Challenge 3 - Zach Glenn! - The third notable Twilight Star Challenger is one with a great deal of prior history with Honoka, both in this world and in another... (Draw Fight) - created on 21:12:44 01/31/2015 by Honoka and last modified on 21:18:54 02/01/2015. Cast: Honoka and Zach Glenn. Inside Jokes Considered Harmful - The first time you start a conversation with someone you've never met, and they seem to know everything about you, it's a fluke. The second time, it's frustrating. The third, though... it's time to get some answers. - created on 01:11:30 02/01/2015 by Honoka and last modified on 21:21:51 02/01/2015. Cast: Honoka and Zach Glenn. Down With The Swiftness - If the trailer's a rockin', just come a knockin'. Elise weathers a storm of top-40 songs to find out just what's gotten into Honoka all of a sudden. (NOTE: This scene takes place before 'Monster: Second Helpings') - created on 18:33:56 02/03/2015 by Honoka and last modified on 21:26:34 02/05/2015. Cast: Honoka and Elise. Target Lock - Southtown can be a rough place to live! And even in broad daylight, a simple stroll down the avenue can be the scene for a brutal ass-kicking -- all you can really hope for is to be a kicker instead of a kickee. - created on 23:10:33 02/06/2015 by Honoka and last modified on 11:07:40 02/07/2015. Cast: Hotaru, Honoka, Wing, and Aya. Shooting Some Hoops - The weather outside is frightful, but Miko's rather insightful. And since she's got nowhere else to go, time to stalk cheerleaders at Taiyo. (NOTE: This scene takes place a few days after 'Turnabout Intruder') - created on 12:30:34 02/08/2015 by Honoka and last modified on 16:13:26 02/08/2015. Cast: Honoka and Eve. Monster: Nighttime Visitor - Normally when someone enters a trailer through the window, it's a bad thing. In Honoka's case, it... could still be a bad thing. - created on 21:10:56 02/11/2015 by Honoka and last modified on 01:06:41 02/12/2015. Cast: Honoka and Nightwolf. Trainstopping - The Empress has been away for a time, to the consternation of the ghost in the white haori. - created on 16:21:40 02/15/2015 by Honoka and last modified on 06:42:20 02/24/2015. Cast: Honoka and Seishirou. Restless Leg Syndrome - Miko's back, back again. Kobayashi-sempai just has to see how her pet aikidoka is doing, and find out just what led him to challenge Mimiru for the PFW Eastern Pro Belt. - created on 20:56:18 02/21/2015 by Honoka and last modified on 23:54:30 02/21/2015. Cast: Honoka and Kazuki. Gan / Girl - Gan Isurugi's lunchtime entertainment turns out to be an impromptu brawl and a brief visit from one of Gedo's more elusive students... - created on 20:35:54 03/03/2015 by Honoka and last modified on 23:22:09 03/03/2015. Cast: Honoka and Gan. Homecoming, Part I - A mandatory leave of absence provides Honoka with the opportunity to visit her hometown, along with Zach, who had recommended the trip to begin with. The town of Akan looks much like it did when she'd left it, right down to the nagging relatives. - created on 18:25:10 03/08/2015 by Honoka and last modified on 07:28:27 03/09/2015. Cast: Honoka and Zach Glenn. Homecoming, Part II - Honoka and Zach confront some uncomfortable truths of the Ainu performer's past. - created on 07:18:48 03/09/2015 by Honoka and last modified on 22:33:07 03/17/2015. Cast: Honoka and Zach Glenn. Homecoming, Part III - Following several days of Ainu rituals and performances -- as both audience members and as participants, Honoka and Zach discuss what they've learned, and how it might apply on a broader scope. - created on 07:32:21 03/09/2015 by Honoka and last modified on 16:46:59 03/22/2015. Cast: Honoka and Zach Glenn. Twilight Star Challenge 4 - Alexis! - Some things don't translate well into a circus setting, and a Japanese one at that. But while "Killasaurus Orphanage" doesn't make the cut cleanly, it's clear that the power of rock transcends all language barriers. (Winner: Alexis) - created on 20:25:34 03/09/2015 by Honoka and last modified on 06:52:11 03/11/2015. Cast: Honoka and Alexis. Twilight Star Challenge 5 - Himeko! - The roar of the crowd, the thrill of the fight! Hurricane Hime and her... entourage(?!) are here to challenge Honoka to mmmmMORTAAAAA... well, something. A fight, maybe. (Winner: Honoka) - created on 20:23:27 03/14/2015 by Honoka and last modified on 21:00:27 03/16/2015. Cast: Himeko and Honoka. Reacclimation - After a long vacation, getting back into the swing of things can take a while. Especially if the so-called vacation creates as many issues as it resolves... - created on 19:39:40 03/22/2015 by Honoka and last modified on 08:33:59 03/23/2015. Cast: Honoka and Zach Glenn. Welcome Wagon - Gedo Street is friendly and welcoming! They'll even do custom detailing for your vehicle while you wait, free of charge! - created on 21:21:08 03/24/2015 by Honoka and last modified on 23:24:50 03/24/2015. Cast: Mr. Big and Honoka. For Tomorrow We Dine - The unfortunate side effect of getting KOed in the Twilight Star Challenge is, well, you miss the rest of the show! It's with that in mind that Hitomi came back for seconds. Or... was something else involved? - created on 20:55:38 04/04/2015 by Honoka and last modified on 02:02:41 04/11/2015. Cast: Honoka and Hitomi. Firestarter - Zach's time in Majigen has left him with some battle scars, both literal and figurative. After spending some time recuperating, he's decided to drop in on Honoka, in the midst of the circus' springtime tour. She seems a bit different than he remembers, though surely that's just absence making the heart grow fonder... - created on 21:25:03 05/09/2015 by Honoka and last modified on 21:18:06 05/10/2015. Cast: Honoka and Zach Glenn. Rising Starlet - The Twilight Star Circus has a new headliner, Mizuho -- and she's not happy about her "co-star's" ongoing relations with the blonde American. But Zach's not exactly there on -her- behalf, anyway. - created on 20:20:17 05/11/2015 by Honoka and last modified on 19:46:51 05/13/2015. Cast: Honoka and Zach Glenn. Gyutan - Honoka had promised to introduce Zach to Gyutan when he got back from the madness in Metro City. But the expectation was that it'd be a nice, quiet dinner with just the two of them. - created on 19:15:39 05/17/2015 by Honoka and last modified on 01:01:02 05/23/2015. Cast: Honoka and Zach Glenn. Stereo on and cooking bacon - Zach's last morning at the Twilight Star Circus started on a good note. And then, well... - created on 18:47:30 06/07/2015 by Honoka and last modified on 20:05:55 06/09/2015. Cast: Honoka and Zach Glenn. Visit to Aomori Asamushi Aquarium - What started off as a productive day in Aomori City soon turned into a day of lazing about at the aquarium -- along with some blessings in disguise for both Hitomi and Honoka. - created on 20:39:02 06/13/2015 by Honoka and last modified on 18:06:40 07/08/2015. Cast: Honoka and Hitomi. Flashmob in Matsushima - Miyagi Prefecture has proven to be difficult for the shadowy Empress to infiltrate, due to the watchful eye of a certain ninja clan. But revenge is a dish best served cold, and when one least expects it. - created on 20:40:36 06/24/2015 by Honoka and last modified on 14:30:43 06/27/2015. Cast: Honoka and Oboro. Nagano - While the circus is on tour in Nagano, an unexpected visitor arrives with an unsettling tale to tell. - created on 21:20:43 08/28/2015 by Honoka and last modified on 09:03:26 09/21/2015. Cast: Honoka and Zach Glenn. Mr Sandman - "Dreams recollecting events aren't the same as true memories. Things change: the details get embellished. The highs get higher, and the lows get lower." - created on 21:23:04 09/06/2015 by Honoka and last modified on 09:15:49 09/21/2015. Cast: Honoka and Zach Glenn. Booking - Zach and Honoka share some thoughts with each other concerning the aftermath of the recent Lightning Spangles debacle. Also: a guest appearance from a certain shadow of Honoka's past... - created on 18:07:17 09/20/2015 by Honoka and last modified on 22:50:53 10/03/2015. Cast: Honoka and Zach Glenn. Live, in Kasugai City - Hitomi encounters a young man who appears to be a dedicated fan of Honoka's. And then there was salmon. - created on 10:17:11 10/07/2015 by Honoka and last modified on 09:48:42 10/27/2015. Cast: Honoka and Hitomi. Perimeter Alert - Home. It's where your family and friends are: a safe place. But when that sanctity is threatened... - created on 17:07:59 11/14/2015 by Honoka and last modified on 00:52:36 11/15/2015. Cast: Honoka and Vega. Do Not Disturb - An hour after the arrival of an unwelcome visitor, the circus is still in complete disarray. If one asked Honoka, she'd probably say that complacency has a way of becoming its own punishment. - created on 19:37:10 11/15/2015 by Honoka and last modified on 22:25:55 11/16/2015. Cast: Honoka and Zach Glenn. Phoenix Claws - Honoka doesn't eat meat. But her alter-ego Miko can't stop ordering Chinese food -- including meat. Weird how that works! Here, Miko is back in action, trying to get the low-down on what's been going on in Gedo since the Inter High-School Tournament. - created on 20:56:42 11/28/2015 by Honoka and last modified on 17:01:39 11/29/2015. Cast: Honoka and Kazuki. Prelude to a Shopping Spree - The life of a cheerleader is so difficult -- especially when you become immensely famous in the school practically overnight. Sometimes one just needs to relax, and spend some time with an old friend. - created on 20:57:10 11/28/2015 by Natsu and last modified on 11:06:55 12/06/2015. Cast: Honoka and Tiffany. [Cutscene] Misdirection - Honoka's been framed for the death of a yakuza clan leader. Could pose a slight inconvenience... - created on 23:37:34 12/28/2015 by Honoka and last modified on 23:51:24 12/28/2015. Cast: Honoka. The Right To Bear Arms - Sometimes, a bear is just a bear. - created on 22:13:32 01/16/2016 by Honoka and last modified on 02:55:26 01/17/2016. Cast: Honoka and Zach Glenn. The Eye of the Storm - After their respective Rumble Battles, Zach invites Honoka over to his home for a special dinner. Nothing fancy, except... everything that's way more fancy than it ought to be. And yet... something's still not -right-. - created on 19:30:10 02/05/2016 by Honoka and last modified on 11:53:10 02/06/2016. Cast: Honoka and Zach Glenn. Night, Mare - Dreams are where the memories that matter most circulate through the subconscious, are sort themselves into neat little compartments, and integrate themselves into one's personality. So what better time to see what -really- makes a person tick...? - created on 22:52:38 02/06/2016 by Nagase and last modified on 19:32:16 02/07/2016. Cast: Honoka and Zach Glenn. Defenestration Demonstration - Zach Glenn's semi-lucid dream visions continue! He finds himself in a skyscraper in Southtown, with a small army at his back. Though somehow, things are... different this time. - created on 15:47:27 02/14/2016 by Honoka and last modified on 21:41:29 02/14/2016. Cast: Honoka and Zach Glenn. Daniel Jack Instigates: The Devil's Stair! - Zach Glenn visits Honoka at the Twilight Star Circus to try and get the straight dope on what's been going on with her. It's clear the two have some... issues to work out. (The cover shows Daniel Jack, in a strapless red gown, with a malevolent leer on his face. Action figure likenesses of Zach and Honoka are clutched tightly in his hands, locked in combat with their sad jointless arms, while a a purple travel trailer and its fold-up stairs are visible in the densely-shadowed background.) (45 cents) - created on 16:18:21 03/20/2016 by Honoka and last modified on 22:49:18 03/20/2016. Cast: Honoka and Zach Glenn. Twilight Star Circus: Audition - Zach Glenn and Honoka Kawamoto have received invitations to the King of Fighters tourmament. Zach, though, wants to take on a new persona for the role: one not connected to his demon-slaying identity. Honoka may know a thing or two about fighting under a stage persona... - created on 21:16:51 05/07/2016 by Honoka and last modified on 10:03:57 05/09/2016. Cast: Honoka and Zach Glenn. Twilight Star Circus: Gathering Mists - Preparations for the King of Fighters tournament continue, as Honoka insists that her circus teammate Oboro fight against Zach as well! - created on 17:50:54 05/15/2016 by Honoka and last modified on 06:45:17 05/24/2016. Cast: Zach Glenn and Oboro. Twilight Star Circus: The Inverted Emperor - Honoka has larger ambitions in mind for the King of Fighters tournament, but as Elise shows, the future is not so clear-cut. Fortune favors the bold, but only fools dare to rush in... - created on 18:47:11 05/23/2016 by Honoka and last modified on 07:19:07 05/24/2016. Cast: Honoka and Elise. Dosh'ta, dosh'ta? Checking up on the competition! - The cross-promotion between Hibiki Dojo and the Twilight Star Circus has paid off handsomely! But it's working so well the circus ran out of Saikyo fliers, and that just won't do... - created on 23:26:03 05/28/2016 by Natsu and last modified on 02:38:55 05/30/2016. Cast: Himeko and Honoka. The Will of the Roudoushakaikyuu - The Akatsuki advisor, attending a sad display of martial arts prowess inside a dojo outside of Nagano, discovers an intruder that she happens to know very well. Seishirou Ryouhara, whether he knows it or not, shares some of the dark reminders of his past with the enigmatic Miko Kobayashi. - created on 19:35:50 07/03/2016 by Honoka and last modified on 16:22:46 07/11/2016. Cast: Honoka and Seishirou. The Duke and the Empress - Duke of the Southtown Syndicate and the Akatsuki Empress -- or is she now the Scarlet Dahlia? -- meet to discuss means of curtailing the escalating violence on their territorial borders in Southtown. - created on 21:07:47 07/21/2016 by Honoka and last modified on 19:21:30 07/23/2016. Cast: Duke and Honoka. Ninety-nine Problems - As S.I.N. researchers attempt to clean up their mess from the previous violent altercation, they receive a visit from one of the friendly Southtown crime syndicates. - created on 18:38:02 08/01/2016 by Honoka and last modified on 09:52:07 08/08/2016. Cast: Honoka and Juri. Better Sooners Than Laters - On a hot summer day, Zach visits the Twilight Star Circus to catch up with Honoka before moving on to his next challenge. - created on 21:42:22 08/12/2016 by Honoka and last modified on 10:11:28 08/15/2016. Cast: Honoka and Zach Glenn. A Chorus of Two - Not long after her deadly encounter with Sergei Dragunov, the Scarlet Dahlia makes use of her prior arrangements in Shang Tsung's Palace. As doctors work to restore the use of her legs, Zach Glenn arrives. Differentiating the Dahlia from her circus alter-ego, though, might prove to be a challenge... - created on 19:58:17 09/25/2016 by Honoka and last modified on 07:55:45 09/26/2016. Cast: Honoka and Zach Glenn. Night At The Circus - The Twilight Star Circus has been left in the capable hands of Elise Harkness. But stranger things are afoot outside the Shirahama Circle K, as the boundaries between worlds begin to weaken, and more malevolent beings spring into existence... - created on 16:46:14 01/15/2017 by Honoka and last modified on 08:12:27 01/17/2017. Cast: Honoka and Elise. Changing of the Guard - As Elise holds vigil over the Twilight Star Circus, its star performer returns home. Both the fortuneteller and the juggler have undergone a number of transformative experiences, however; can anything really be the same afterwards? - created on 19:26:10 04/27/2017 by Honoka and last modified on 01:04:13 04/29/2017. Cast: Honoka and Elise. Old-School Values - The Yakuza clans had splintered and reformed as a direct result of the RUMBLE event. Some have been reconsolidated under the Syndicate banner, while others had joined the Akatsuki alliance. But one clan is a holdout. And the Scarlet Dahlia wants to learn more about them, firsthand. Particularly one of their members who was just in a public fight. - created on 09:21:43 06/28/2017 by Honoka and last modified on 17:34:11 06/28/2017. Cast: Honoka and Masaaki. Song and Dance - An extended trip to Hokkaido gives Honoka a chance to connect with her past, and a chance to consider the future. - created on 15:16:09 07/01/2017 by Honoka and last modified on 19:44:42 07/01/2017. Cast: Honoka and Zach Glenn. The Knife In Plain Sight - Lee Chaolan asks the Scarlet Dahlia for a few moments of her time. The meeting does not go entirely according to plan. - created on 13:25:05 07/11/2017 by Honoka and last modified on 18:39:56 07/18/2017. Cast: Honoka and Lee Chaolan. Catching Up With Kazuki - The week of her return from the island of Shang Tsung, "Miko Kobayashi" visits Kazuki in the hospital. - created on 13:31:49 07/23/2017 by Honoka and last modified on 20:46:33 07/23/2017. Cast: Honoka and Kazuki. Sentimental Value - Months ago, in the graveyard of Shang Tsung's island, the Scarlet Dahlia was loaned the spirit sword Sento with one objective in mind -- Stop Outworld from claiming Earthrealm for good. Ever since then, the Dahlia has been carrying the sword with her wherever she goes. And now, the time has come for Kenshi to reclaim his property. - created on 13:38:15 08/20/2017 by Honoka and last modified on 23:03:57 08/20/2017. Cast: Honoka and Kenshi. The Destroyer's Bargain - Though her attempts to exert control over the rogue Command Gear fell through, Scarlet Dahlia was nonetheless able to stir up enough panic to draw the attention of an entity more insidious than she. She plans her next moves, thinking herself safe within the shadows - but is that not where the monsters thrive? - created on 16:05:18 12/28/2017 by Honoka and last modified on 07:02:02 12/30/2017. Cast: Honoka and Terumi. Solemn Duty - It's a little known fact that the cast and crew of the Twilight Star Circus go on vacations together. Waterparks, ski parks, tourist traps, you name it. Why travel all around the country if you're not gonna live a little, right? And yet, in all their travels, the Twilight Star Circus had never visited this one secret getaway in eastern Hokkaido. At least Honoka has the ski gear for it though -- because Nakoruru is waiting, and where they're headed, they won't take American Express. - created on 22:14:46 12/31/2017 by Honoka and last modified on 20:11:23 01/28/2018. Cast: Honoka and Nakoruru. Thin Ice - Following the chaos in Southtown and a ton of other life events, Zach had a good idea -- surprise Honoka with a romantic gesture. It may not have gone according to plan. - created on 14:07:47 01/16/2018 by Honoka and last modified on 10:29:27 01/24/2018. Cast: Honoka and Zach Glenn. Room Service - Every so often, Honoka needs to catch up with her boyfriend, to make sure he's not getting into any kind of... trouble. Not all meetings have to involve getting violent or angry with one another! - created on 11:43:29 02/20/2018 by Honoka and last modified on 02:02:22 02/24/2018. Cast: Honoka and Zach Glenn. Ryuichi Fujimoto - An elected politician is capable of heralding great changes to the world, but Whitney Saulder and Scarlet Dahlia have their own ideas on that. - created on 10:01:38 02/26/2018 by Honoka and last modified on 14:53:48 03/03/2018. Cast: Honoka and Whitney. The Long March Toward Destiny - Elise Harkness stops by the circus for a brief, but important check-in with Honoka. - created on 16:46:45 03/11/2018 by Honoka and last modified on 09:00:35 03/21/2018. Cast: Honoka and Elise. Bottled Rage - Life moves along at a steady, unrelenting pace. One day, Dahlia had planned a casual get-together with her Akatsuki flunkies, while Zach Glenn had been conducting a routine search-and-rescue mission. Things got progressively more complicated from there -- and what's destroyed is gone forever. No sense mulling about the past: these two set plans into motion to deal with the future. - created on 14:33:22 04/22/2018 by Honoka and last modified on 15:29:06 04/22/2018. Cast: Honoka and Zach Glenn. Flowers of Harmony - Lee Chaolan brought flowers for only one woman in Hokkaido University Hospital -- though he clearly understands that he's dealing with the emotional baggage of at least three. Is he here for personal pleasure, or... just business? Will the silver-tongued manipulator escape Dahlia's minefield with his Excellents intact? - created on 12:53:52 04/25/2018 by Honoka and last modified on 13:55:44 05/02/2018. Cast: Honoka and Lee Chaolan. Out of Retirement - Dahlia seeks to lure Aranha out of his so-called "retirement" from the catburglary field for just one more job. This being Dahlia, though, the script would necessarily have a few wrinkled pages... - created on 09:59:15 06/14/2018 by Honoka and last modified on 15:39:48 06/15/2018. Cast: Honoka and Aranha. Lateral Adjustments - As Dahlia continues rehabilitating her leg muscles, she receives a surprise guest from Shadaloo: Juri. As one can expect, it's all sunshine and rainbows. - created on 09:59:38 06/14/2018 by Honoka and last modified on 10:09:59 06/15/2018. Cast: Honoka and Juri. Sunglasses at Night, and Other Aberrancies - Scarlet Dahlia finds her business interrupted with more business. Of course, the kinds of meetings conducted by I-No take place in less hospitable environments, though the terms of her proposal are hard to argue with. - created on 13:30:24 11/26/2018 by Honoka and last modified on 22:57:07 12/01/2018. Cast: Honoka and I-No. Starts With "I" - A number of Akatsuki's front companies remain ever-vigilant for choice real estate. One such find was a sixth-story studio apartment located above the Shinsaibashi shopping arcade in Osaka. It's close enough for people-watching, and yet elevated far enough above the streets to allow solace and privacy. It's got all the creature comforts a crime lord on the run could ask for -- kitchenette, a luxuriant bed, a private entranceway. And, of course, a window, in case a time-skipping Red Witch decides to make a surprise appearance. - created on 20:53:56 01/25/2019 by Honoka and last modified on 21:15:27 03/13/2019. Cast: Honoka and I-No. Mutually Assured Indifference - Dahlia shows an interest in fighting Juri, in the heart of the elusive Shadaloo compound. But not too much interest. Because speaking your mind is just, like, boring, right? - created on 19:57:44 02/24/2019 by Honoka and last modified on 16:52:03 03/02/2019. Cast: Honoka and Juri. What's in a Name? - If there's one commonality binding murderers and criminal overlords together, it's their mutual love and respect for Lightning Spangles. - created on 10:28:50 04/24/2019 by Honoka and last modified on 09:38:10 04/29/2019. Cast: Honoka and Whitney. Facing the Past - Once again, a prized trophy has been wrenched from Salem's grip. Once again, Scarlet Dahlia swoops in with honeyed words of affirmation and offers of assistance. Each party has something to gain from the other. But while Salem has her sights set on the future, it seems Dahlia may be looking towards the past... - created on 10:48:02 06/18/2019 by Honoka and last modified on 17:49:52 06/19/2019. Cast: Honoka and Salem. To Be A Hero - After the Jiuzhaigou battle, Honoka needed to get checked into a local hospital. With the beguiling juggler now confined to a hospital bed, Koto gets to take the reins and show the manipulator who's really in charge! - created on 15:01:33 06/29/2019 by Honoka and last modified on 14:17:52 07/03/2019. Cast: Honoka and Koto. Good For What Eels You - Soon after their elimination from KOF 2019, the two headliners of the "Twilight Stars" team meet again. This time, at a seafood restaurant on the Southtown boardwalk. - created on 17:32:58 10/02/2019 by Honoka and last modified on 18:53:20 10/08/2019. Cast: Honoka and Koto. The Long Trip Home - Scarlet Dahlia and Marz are an odd fit together. And while Marz would much rather be safe and secure in the Shadaloo stronghold, Dahlia had dragged her and on a mission which gave every sign of being for Dahlia's exclusive benefit. Add to that the fact that the Doll feels like she survived the crushing pressure of a black hole, while the Ainu still wears that incorrigibly smug smile. Will the two ever see eye to eye? - created on 22:08:56 04/13/2020 by Honoka and last modified on 19:52:47 05/05/2020. Cast: Honoka and Marz. Disaster Tourist - Scarlet Dahlia has a history in Southtown. But as the crime boss made a habit of flying under the radar, it shouldn't come as any surprise that there are people who have no idea what she looks like. Including someone whose current lifestyle might be an indirect result of one of her devastating campaigns. - created on 09:48:14 06/25/2020 by Mint and last modified on 20:03:17 06/25/2020. Cast: Honoka and Tairyu. Campaign Central - There are a number of people interested in Honoka Kawamoto's run for Mayor of Southtown. Just over a dozen of them -- the Raven Guard -- descend upon her campaign headquarters for a visit. - created on 10:19:32 07/01/2020 by Honoka and last modified on 13:59:54 07/14/2020. Cast: Honoka and Bela. Dahlia's Trip to Venus - While there are still some hotspots of activity, the level of inter-factional warfare in Southtown is dropping down to a more tolerable level. Dahlia feels comfortable enough to show her scarred face in Southtown again -- and this time that just includes a welfare check on her favorite Aizawa-gumi pal Tairyu. - created on 09:27:14 02/07/2021 by Honoka and last modified on 21:30:32 02/08/2021. Cast: Honoka and Tairyu. Honoring the Community - Michael and Honoka have a lot of things in common, and yet until this point, their paths had not crossed. But there is -one- thing that can bring the two together... - created on 20:45:08 02/13/2021 by Honoka and last modified on 21:55:48 02/18/2021. Cast: Honoka and Michael. Cleveland Schoolkids Gone Missing - A desperate attempt is made to reach out and set things right between two who once walked the same path. - created on 01:19:32 03/07/2021 by Honoka and last modified on 15:04:55 04/03/2021. Cast: Honoka and Zach Glenn. FATE and Destiny - Alba Meira and Scarlet Dahlia share their love of red color palettes and Chinese food while discussing plans for a new partnership for Southtown. - created on 11:30:49 03/16/2021 by Honoka and last modified on 20:25:59 03/17/2021. Cast: Alba and Honoka. What's Eating Katashi Tairyu - Something has gone awry at the Scarlet Dahlia's new favorite club, and she will go to extraordinary lengths to find out what. - created on 06:42:49 04/20/2021 by Honoka and last modified on 21:29:24 04/20/2021. Cast: Honoka and Tairyu. Ninety Seconds - 'Juri and Vega didn't part on the best of terms' -- that's putting it lightly. Shadaloo, not wanting want to lose one of their best assets, has sent out a tracking team led by Scarlet Dahlia to track down Juri... - created on 10:00:09 09/22/2022 by Honoka and last modified on 16:06:28 10/03/2022. Cast: Honoka and Juri. Closing The Loop - Meditation is a powerful technique to unlock the potential of the human body. It can also be an expressive conduct to another world -- on certain times of certain days of the year in certain extra specific places. - created on 11:15:45 06/19/2023 by Honoka and last modified on 20:05:29 06/19/2023. Cast: Honoka and Elise.